Delphene A. Berkholder, age 94 of Eau Claire, WI and formerly of New Richmond, WI, died on Monday, May 23, 2016 at Sacred Heart Hospital on Eau Claire, WI. Del was born the daughter of Walter and Minnie (Asp) Johnson on April 15, 1922 in Clear Lake, WI. She was the youngest of five children. She had two brothers and two sisters. She went to a country school (Blackbrook School) built by her father, through the fifth grade. At age 12, her family moved to New Richmond. In 1939, Del was selected as the first Miss New Richmond. She graduated from New Richmond High School with the class of 1940. In 1942 she and her sister Muriel moved to Los Angeles, CA where she worked as a secretary for a defense company. In December 1945 she moved back to New Richmond, WI. On February 20, 1946, Del was married to George Berkholder in a double wedding ceremony with her sister Muriel and Cecil Reineck. They were blessed with four children. George retired in 1981 and they moved to Mesa, AZ for the next 16 years. In 1997 they moved back to Eau Claire, WI due to health issues. She is preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Minnie Johnson; husband, George Berkholder, Sr.; and siblings, Walter Johnson, Sybil Olson, Muriel Reineck and William Johnson. Del is survived by her children, David (Sally) Berkholder, Susan (Bill) Walker, George (Veronika) Berkholder, Jr., and John (Amy) Berkholder; grandchildren, Kristin (Jeff) Rasmussen, Jonathan Walker, Marika (Luke) Neumann, April (Mark) Juliano, Summer (Chris) Stanley, Angel Berkholder, Jeramy (Sunny) Berkholder, Daniel (Amelia) Berkholder, Jason Berkholder, and Paul (Cristina) Berkholder; great-grandchildren, Jackson Rasmussen, Isabella Walker, Holden Walker, Madelyn Stanley, Jake Stanley, Christian Juliano, Isannah Berkholder, and Benjamin Berkholder; and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Del's Life will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 11 am at the First Lutheran Church 218 County Road K New Richmond, WI. Visitation will also be Thursday from 10-11 am at the church. Interment will be in the New Richmond Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.
George Graven, age 77, died on Friday, May 20, 2016 at the Christian Community Home in Hudson, WI. Private services will be held. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of Hudson.
Allan Gene Powers, died on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN following a brief illness. Allan was born on January 9, 1932 in Eau Claire, WI to Raymond and Lila (Holum) Powers. He graduated from high school in St. Paul, MN and joined the Navy. After an Honorable discharge, he joined his parents in Wyomissing, PA. He married Evelyn Henry and they moved to Wisconsin. Allan was employed as a mechanical Draftsman at Control Data in Arden Hills, MN for many years. Allan is survived by his wife, Evelyn Powers; daughters, April (Harry) Deisher, and Stephanie (Scot) Singerhouse; grandsons, Grant (Theresa) Leverty and Gerrit (Kari) Leverty; granddaughter, Alyx (Dustin) Bystrom; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and all his siblings, Eleanor Pederson, John Powers, and William Powers. There will be no services per Allan's wishes. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.
Stephen S. Bergh, Orinda, CA resident age 67 died from leukemia during hospice care at home with his wife, Marcia Robbins, on May 6. Steve was a pioneer in the development of materials management in the oil and gas industry from 1979-2014, when he retired from Bechtel as a Senior Engineer III, grade 27. Although most of his work building refineries and power plants took place in a high rise office building, he looked forward to being paid to travel to London & Belgium, Japan, Malaysia, Korea, France & Spain, usually with his wife. Some of his favorite projects were in St Croix with Litwin Engineers, London & Belgium with Kellogg Brown & Root, Mitsubishi Power Systems in MS. with Deltak, and Motiva in Port Arthur, TX with Bechtel. Having experienced construction jobs in his youth, Steve learned to build houses and could fix just about anything. He joined the National Guard at 17, volunteered for Viet Nam but was sent to Korea as a jet mechanic in the Air Force where he served on a crash recovery team and also became an artist when off duty. His art work is treasured by his family. Steve enjoyed motorhome travel in their 40’ GulfStream travelling from coast to coast. Later in life he enjoyed cruising to Alaska, the Panama Canal & Tahiti. His favorite destination was Maui. Steve was a highly evolved, spiritual man who led a meaningful, loving life. He liked to give credit to others rather than himself. He was generous, ethical, and non-judgmental. Steve was predeceased by his parents, Catherine Kendall Bergh and Robert L. Bergh, Sr. Steve is survived by his brother, Robert L. Bergh and wife, Doreen, his wife Marcia Mann Robbins, daughter, Lisa Green, son Stephen Bergh, Jr., daughter Ashley Hewitt, son Tyler Bergh, stepsons Van Robbins, III, & Dike (Jack) Robbins, stepdaughter Dee Robbins Sitton her husband, Greg Sitton, and grandchildren Ellie & Tessa Green, Trenton & Payton Hewitt, and Buck Sitton. Burial service with military honors in Pine Glen Cemetery, Prescott, WI. Memorial contributions may be made to Steve’s favorite, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 2151, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38101-2151. Arrangements were with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.
Lloyd Byron Scheide, Sr., age 93, died on Friday, May 13, 2016 at the Christian Community Home in Hudson, WI. Lloyd was born in Carrington, North Dakota on November 11, 1922, to Walter and Ruth (Laughlin) Scheide. One year later, the family moved to Bay City, WI where Walter's family resided. Lloyd attended Forest Home Elementary School located in Hartland Township, and then Ellsworth High School. Following graduation, he enrolled at the River Falls Teachers College. As with many other young men at that time, he went on active duty with the Armed Forces in 1942 and returned to civilian life in 1946. During his time in the service, he married Doris Stockwell in 1943. They later divorced. He married Josephine Sinkule on June 12, 1971. Lloyd leaves behind six children, Lloyd, Jr. "Pete" (Kwi Lin), Patricia (Ronald) Anderson, Ann (Michael) Collins, John, James (Mary), and Lawrence; five grandchildren, Ryan (Amy), Erik (Brenda), Ian (Christina), Rachel and Leah; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine; parents, Walter and Ruth; brother, Milo; and sister, Marion Christianson. Lloyd was affiliated with A-1 Machinery and Auto in Ellsworth until 1954, at which time he entered the federal civilian service, working for the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation and U.S. Department of Agriculture in several states until 1985. At that time, he and Josephine started a consulting business which they operated until they retired in 1993. They then made their home in LaCrescent, MN. For more than 50 years, Lloyd was a charter member of the Kinne-Englehart American Legion Post in Ellsworth. He was also a long-time member of Hancock Masonic Lodge #229 in Ellsworth, and the Scottish Rites Valley of Madison. As a member of the Zor Shrine in Madison, he was active in the Camel Patrol Unit for eight years. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 2 pm at St. Bridget Church in River Falls, WI. Visitation was also Sunday, May 22, 2016 from 1-2 pm at the church. Interment was in Hartland Cemetery in the town of Hartland, Pierce County, WI. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Hartland Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.