Obit: Laher, Harriet A. (1921- 2011)


Surnames: Forst, Geisel, Henschel, Holmes, Laher, Lang, Leclair, Noland, Norris, Radloff, Rothamer, Stefancin, Willger

----Source: The Star News (Medford, Taylor Co., Wisconsin) Thursday, April 7, 2011, online edition

Laher, Harriet A. (Rothamer) (September 6, 1921 - April 3, 2011)

Harriet A. Laher, 89, Town of Browning, died on Sunday, April 3 at Golden LivingCenter in Rib Lake.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 8 at 11 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford, with Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joe Stefancin officiating. Burial will be at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery in Medford.

Pallbearers are her grandchildren, Landon and John Laher, Wade Geisel, Heidi Geisel, Corey Holmes, Jamie Henschel, Tanya Norris and Linda Radloff.


----Source: Hemer Funeral Home, online

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 AM Friday, April 8 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger & Deacon Joe Stefancin

PLACE OF BURIAL: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION AT: Hemer Funeral Home 4-8 PM Thursday, April 7 where there will be a 7:00 PM combination catholic prayer service & rosary service held that evening

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 6, 1921 at the township of Little Black

EDUCATION: Medford area schools

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: March 11, 1943 at Muskogee, OK to Herbert F. Laher and he preceded her in death March 25, 2002

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her marriage she clerked at a department store in OK until returning to the Medford area. After returning, she did some baby sitting work and from 1945 until her retirement in 1979, they farmed in the township of Browning. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, baby sitting, traveling, sewing, baking & cooking.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 2 daughters - Shirley (Bernard) Geisel of Sturgeon Bay & Diane (Gary) Holmes of Medford 2 sons - Wayne (Kathy) Laher & Jim (Sue) Laher both of Medford

CHILDREN DECEASED: Daughter - Beverly Ann in 1948; Son - Timothy in infancy


BROTHERS/SISTERS: Raymond Rothamer of Muskego, WI, Marcella Noland of Medford, Melvin (Mildred) Rothamer of Janesville, WI, Ted (Louise) Rothamer of Elkton, MD, Eugene (Shirle) Rothamer of Medford


DECEASED FATHER: George Rothamer


PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren - Landon & John Laher, Wade Geisel & Heidi Geisel, Corey Holmes, Jamie Henschel, Tanya Norris, Linda Radloff

GIFTBEARERS: Jace Laher & Vanessa Laher;

SERVERS: Kevin & Brian Henschel

READERS: Tara Leclair & Kris Lang

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