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Menominee County Journal Obituaries | Week of March 11, 2010

Menominee County Journal Obituaries | Week of March 11, 2010
Barb Dausey PDF Print E-mail
Barb Dausey, 50, formerly of Marinette, died Feb. 4, 2010, in Pickens, SC.

Family and friends may call March 14 at the Menominee American Legion from 1 to 4 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. with Deacon Jerome Thetreau officiating.
Kerry Frank PDF Print E-mail
Kerry Lee Frank, 54, Powers, died March 2, 2010, at Freeman Nursing Home in Kingsford.

Kerry was born Feb. 2, 1956, in Menominee to the late Paul and Herta (Adams) Frank. Kerry enjoyed watching television, hunting and playing pool. He attended Holy Cross Lutheran Church.

Survivors include one sister, Sally Frank, Milwaukee, WI; three brothers, Curtis, Nadeau, Stephen (Claudia), Grafton, WI and Leslie, Gladstone. One nephew, two nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Family and friends called at Holy Cross Lutheran Church where funeral was held March 6. Reverend Craig Weber officiated. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Oakwood. Anderson Diehm Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Florence Kinsey PDF Print E-mail
Florence (Smith) Kinsey, 77, died March 4, 2010, at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - All Saints.

She was born in Wallace, Sept. 22, 1932, the daughter of William and Myrtle (Johnson) Smith. Florence was a 1951 graduate of Stephenson High School. On Oct. 29, 1955, she married William Powell. He preceded her in death in 1974. Florence attended Faith Community Church in Racine. She enjoyed crocheting and reading.

She is survived by her son, Robert Powell, Marinette; daughter, Kathleen (Eric) Winterle, Racine; three grandchildren; sisters and brothers, Myrtle Meyer, Augusta, GA, Robert Smith, Urbana, IL, Hilda (Jack) Madahgian, Racine, Jim (Rita) Smith, Corsicana, TX, and Albert (Mary) Smith, Fairfield, CA; former husband, Frederick Kinsey, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Cindy Powell and five brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were held at Sturino Funeral Home March 6. Burial will be in Glenwood Memorial Gardens, Marinette, this spring.
Memorials to Family Life Broadcasting System, P.O. Box 35300, Tucson, AZ 85740 have been suggested.
Velda Messersmith PDF Print E-mail
Velda L. Messersmith, 89, N14606 County Road 551, Wilson, died Feb. 26, 2010, at Emmons Adult Care Home, Bark River.

She was born Feb. 15, 1921, in Taylor County WI, the daughter of William F. and Eda Mae (Smith) Schwark. She attended school through the 11th grade then went to work to help support the family.
On April 21, 1940, she married Irvin Herman Messersmith in Gladstone.

She worked with her husband on their farm where she milked cows, grew a large garden and raised six children.
She enjoyed sewing, quilting, cooking, canning and taking an occasional motorcycle trip with her husband. She especially enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.
She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Wilson for over 70 years.

She is survived by her children, Keith Messersmith, LaMar, CO, Clair Messersmith, Beloit, WI, Gailyn (Valerie) Messersmith, Bark River, Leroy (Nancy) Messersmith, Sturgeon Bay, WI, Leslie (Nancy) Messersmith, Wilson, and Darlene (Howard) Walden, Eau Claire, MI, 17 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; a brother, Walter (Hazel) Schwark, Hopkinsville, KY; sister, Alice Westrich, Menomonee Falls; brothers-in-law, Earl Messersmith, Wilson, and Alfred Kretschmer, Medford, WI, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; infant son, Lyle Messersmith; daughter-in-law, Joyce Messersmith; brothers, Elmer, Clarence, William, Arnold, and Franklin; and sisters, Mildred, Lucy, Agnes and Ida.

Visitation and funeral were held March 5 at the Wilson Seventh-day Adventist Church, Pastor Bela Kobor officiated.
Burial was in the Wilson Seventh-day Adventist Church Cemetery.
The Crawford Funeral Home assisted the family.
David Senske PDF Print E-mail
David E. (Papa) Senske, 74, Stephenson, died March 6, 2010, in Dodgeville, WI.

David Ernest Senske was born Oct. 20, 1935, to the late Ernest and Elsie Senske in Augusta, WI. David was a 1953 graduate of Augusta High School. After high school, he continued farm ing the family farm. On Oct. 14, 1967, he married Iona Anderson at the Bethel Mission Covenant Church, Wallace. She preceded him in death Oct. 30, 2009.

In 1970 they adopted their three children, Becky, Bethany and Brent. David and his family moved to Crandon, WI, serving the Midwest Indian Mission as foster parents and were ac tively involved in mission work. He enjoyed watching birds, reading the Bible, gardening, and cooking. He was employed as a school bus driver for 20 years. He retired in Stephenson, and had been battling cancer for the last four years. He enjoyed reading stories and spending time with all the children in his life.

He is survived by his son, Brent (Heather) Senske, Oshkosh; twin daughters, Becky Senske and Bethany (Scott) Kisting, both of Dodgeville, six grandchildren. 

Family and friends may call March  18 at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home, Stephenson, from 4 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue March 19 at Bethel Mission Covenant Church, Wallace, from 11 a.m. until time of funeral service at 12 p.m., with Reverends  Kevin Kuehn and Don Dewing officiating.
Burial will be in Mellen Township Cemetery.

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