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Dolores Anklam, 89, of Rhinelander, died Dec. 25, 2011, at Alice Haus. She was born Nov. 14, 1922, in Rhinelander, to Ronald and Esther Anklam. She is survived by her brother, Donald (Helen) Anklam of Rhinelander; and many nieces and nephews. Dolores worked as a housekeeper providing services for many families in the Rhinelander area. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Dec. 28 at Nativity of Our Lord Parish – St. Mary’s site. Interment was in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
(Hildebrand-Russ Funeral Home)
Philip C. “P.C.” Christiansen, 89, of Phelps, died Dec. 26, 2011. He was born April 17, 1922, in Chicago, Ill., to Martin and Leta (Covey) Christiansen. He is survived by his daughters, Diane Earl of Booneville, K.Y., Kathryn (Michael) Scarbrough and Gail Ann (Vince) Cervera, both of Sarasota, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren. He was preceded by his wife, Virginia; a brother, Robert; and two grandchildren. P.C. served in the U.S. Merchant Marines during World War II. He founded Sylvan Products Company and Smoky Lake Reserve Hunt and Fish Club. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 31, at 11 a.m., at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Phelps. Interment will be in the Phelps Cemetery.
(Carlson Funeral Home)
Cheryl A. Pozarski, 57, died Dec. 19, 2011, in Mesa, Ariz. She was born Aug. 31, 1954, in Marshfield, to Joe and Shirley Pozarski. She is survived by her parents of Rhinelander; her brother, David; and many nieces and nephews. Cheryl worked as a ward clerk at St. Joseph’s, at Theda Clark in Neenah and lately at Arizona Breast Cancer Specialists. Funeral services were held Dec. 29 at Nativity of Our Lord Parish – St. Mary’s site.
Kenneth C. Sweo, 92, of Rhinelander, died Dec. 26, 2011. He was born April 23, 1919, in Rhinelander, to Thomas and Ida Sweo. He is survived by his daughter, JoAnne (Pastor Devon) Barrix of McNaughton; his sons, Robert and Richard, both of Rhinelander; two grandsons; and a daughter-in-law, Kelly Sweo. He was preceded by his wife, Irene; an infant sister, Gladys; and his two brothers, Wilbert “Wig” Sweo and Dean Sweo. Ken served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He then joined his two brothers and they ran Sweo Transfer Company. After that he worked at Marplex, retiring in 1983. Funeral services were held Dec. 30 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church.
(Carlson Funeral Home)