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Thomas (Teddy) Louis Petska, age 69, of Altoona passed away on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 in Eau Claire.  

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Roger D. Zehm, 59, of Bloomer, Wis., passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 11, 2021. He was born April 29, 1962 in St. Croix Falls, Wis., the son of Dorothy (Duane) Flatum and Garry D. Zehm.

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Our beloved family patriarch and pillar, Edward John Boehm, age 96, was promoted to glory at his home in rural Bloomer on Saturday, July 17, 2021. Having lived all his years in Chippewa County, he was born at home in Auburn Township on March 12, 1925, to Lawrence and Anna (Reidinger) Boehm. …

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Ruth M. Ruf, 86, of Bloomer, passed away Saturday, July 17, 2021 at Mayo Clinic Chippewa Valley Hospital in Bloomer.

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Jerry Anderson, age 67, passed away on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 peacefully at his newly built home in Godley TX.  He was born on January 3, 1954 to Carol and Edwin Anderson in Lisbon, North Dakota.  Jerry was raised in the town of Wyndmere, N.D.  On July 20, 1984 Jerry married Marie Scheidecke…

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Allen D. Loew, 89, of Chippewa Falls, died Thursday, July 15, 2021 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.

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Barbara F. Tozer, 76, of Chippewa Falls, town of Tilden, died Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at Lake Hallie Memory Care.

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Dorothy Louise “Dot” Lofthus, 90, of Chippewa Falls, village of Lake Hallie, died peacefully at the Chippewa Manor on Sunday, July 4, 2021.

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Sally J. Borseth, 45, died Monday, July 5, 2021, at Dove Healthcare West in Eau Claire while under the care of Mayo Clinic Home Health and Hospice.

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Edward B. Daken, age 90, passed away Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at his home in Bloomer.  He was born August 30, 1930 on the home farm in the town of Bloomer to Frank and Theresa (Zwiefelhofer) Daken.  He married Mary Piotrowski on February 24, 1954 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Bloomer.  Ed…

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Alta (Hilson) Beranek, 98, of Bloomer, passed away on June 29, 2021, at Meadowbrook Nursing Home in Bloomer.

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Chris S. Schmidt, age 55, passed away Monday, June 28, 2021.  He was born February 17, 1966 in Park Falls Wis. to Steve & Carole (Zwiefelhofer) Schmidt. He worked at PMI and enjoyed listening to music, using his computer, playing cards and darts, taking the occasional trip to Vegas and s…

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Patsy D. Klinger, 89, of the Town of Eagle Point, Chippewa Falls died Saturday, June 26, 2021, at Mayo Clinic Health System; Eau Claire.

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Harry Lee Duranceau, formerly of Bloomer, passed away peacefully in his sleep the morning of December 3, 2020. His 15 year struggles with a brain injury came to an end. He was 75 years old.

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Raymond Clayton Hetchler passed away June 12, 2021 in Eau Claire. Raymond “Ike” Hetchler was born November 12, 1928, Cornell, Wisconsin to George Hetchler and Emma Secaur.

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Hubert Henry Smith, 93 and Mary Ann “Sue” Smith, 89, of Shell Lake passed of natural causes, on June 2, 2021, at their home. Hubert was born April 22, 1928, in New Auburn, Wis. to Henry Hubert and Mary Alberta (Black) Smith. Mary Ann was born June 19, 1931, in Chetek, Wis. to Bert and Freda …

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Pietz, Allen, age 62, of Bloomer passed away Monday June 14, 2021, at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse.  Mass of Chriatian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 21, 2021, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Bloomer.  Burial will follow at the Auburn Cemetery in the Town of Auburn.  …

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Barbara N. Ertolacci, 81, of Pulaski, Wis. passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 12, 2021, with her family at her side.

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Dorothy A. Veselka, age 83, passed away on Saturday, June 5, 2021.  

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Sally Ann Jannusch, age 79, passed away peacefully at her beloved cabin in the woods on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. She was born on June 22, 1941 in Kenosha to Ernest and Delilah (McCrae) January. She married William Jannusch on April 18, 1970 in Bristol, Wis. Sally worked in Personnel at Abbot…

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Robert “Bob” F. Seibel, 91, of Bloomer, passed away Friday, June 11, 2021, at his home with his wife & family by his side while under the care of Mayo Clinic Hospice.

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Brittany Lynn Baldry, age 31, passed away at her home on June 2, 2021. She was born on December 28, 1989 in Bloomer to Roy Baldry and Lori Black. She worked as a waitress and had a soft spot in her heart for dogs. She enjoyed singing, listening to music, playing volleyball and doing arts and…

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Constance B. Albrecht, age 84, passed at her home on Saturday, May 29, 2021. She was born February 16, 1937 in New Auburn to Harry and Orpha (Peterson) Abrahamson. She married Harold Albrecht on June 12, 1955. Connie worked on the farm with Harold and also sold Mary Kay. She loved animals, s…

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Frances M. Donahue, age 100, passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at Meadowbrook in Bloomer.  Committal Service will be on Sunday, June 13, 2021 at  12:30 p.m. at the Tillinghast Cemetery followed by a Celebration of Life at 1:30 p.m. at the Ninth Avenue Park in Bloomer.  

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  Florina M. Goettl, aka “Grams” 96, of Chippewa Falls, died peacefully on Saturday, May 29, 2021, surrounded by her loving family at Dove Healthcare in Bloomer.

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Carrie Lynn Vitek, age 39, passed away at her home in Eau Claire on Saturday, May 29, 2021.  She was born on January 7, 1982 to Kenneth Vitek and Charyl (Wood).  She was an avid Packer fan and enjoyed watching movies, going for rides and spending time with her family, especially with her dau…

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David William Snippen, age 72, died peacefully at his home in Bloomer on Thursday, May 27, 2021, due to heart and COPD complications. He was born on January 15, 1949, in Sparta, Wis. to Donald and Jeanne (Kastens) Snippen, the fourth of nine children. He was a 1967 graduate of Ondossagon Hig…

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Gene C. Peterson, age 87, passed away Sunday, May 23, 2021 at Colfax Health and Rehabilitation Center peacefully while surrounded by family. He was born November 24, 1933 in Chippewa County to Torphin and Thyra (Pingel) Peterson. Gene was a 1952 graduate of New Auburn High School and played …

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Gene C. Peterson, age 87, passed away Sunday, May 23, 2021 at Colfax Health and Rehabilitation Center.

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Denese E. Rihn, age 96, passed away Monday, May 24, 2021 at Dove Healthcare in Bloomer.  She was born August 2, 1924 in the town of Cleveland to Harry and Clara (Conrad) Peterson.  She married Melvin C. Rihn on August 26, 1942 in Bloomer.  She worked with Melvin on the farm and enjoyed embro…

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Dianne M. Beilke, 90, of Chippewa Falls, died on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at Cornell Care Center while surrounded by family and the caring staff members of the Care Center and St. Joseph’s hospice.

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Kathryn “Kathy” A. LaGesse, age 79, passed away peacefully at her home in Bloomer on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.  She was born November 25, 1941 in Bloomer to Edward and Elsie (Whistell) LaGesse.  Kathy worked as a Nurse’s Assistant and in home health care.  She was very active in the United Meth…

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Janice Rose Turner, age 79, went to her heavenly home on May 13, 2021 at MCHS Chippewa Valley in Bloomer.  

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Alice J. Lane, age 84, passed away Saturday, May 15, 2021 at Dove Healthcare in Bloomer.  She was born April 22, 1937 in Bloomer to Raymond and Lenora (Meier) Lane. Alice worked as a bookkeeper for Chippewa Motor Freight and Bloomer Feed Mill.  She was a member of the Bloomer United Methodis…

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Kris Loren Ludwigson, 59, passed away peacefully in Portage Wis. on May 1, 2021, following a long battle with kidney disease.  He was born on September 12, 1961, the son of Patrick and Joan Ludwigson.

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Marcia Irene Ritchie (November 24, 1940- May 3, 2021). Marcia passed away with her loving husband at her side, May 3, 2021.

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A memorial service for Robert “Bob” F. Ptaschinski who passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2020 will be held on May 22, 2021 at 12:15 p.m. at the Bloomer Cemetery with a luncheon to follow at Witt Park.  Olson Funeral Home in Bloomer is assisting the family.

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Marcella “Marcy” A. Pecha, 97, of Bloomer, passed away Saturday, May 8, 2021, at Dove Healthcare in Bloomer.

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Jeanette L. Wolf, age 94, passed away at Dove Healthcare in Bloomer on Thursday, May 6, 2021. She was born May 4, 1927 in Cook’s Valley, Wisconsin to Leonard and Hazel (McWithey) Fehr. She married Dennis G. Wolf on May 18, 1948 in Bloomer. Jeanette was an excellent cook and enjoyed working a…

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Francis “Frany” Yohnk, 83, of Bloomer, Wis. passed away on April 27, 2021 at his home in Yuma, Ariz. surrounded by family.

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Lila R. Bischel, age 79, passed away at Gunderson Lutheran in La Crosse on May 4, 2021. She was born in Watertown S.D. on May 31, 1941 to Walter and Hildegard (Frentz) Klatt. She married Vernon Bischel on July 20, 1963 and later they divorced. Lila found joy in being a hard working farm wife…

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Clara Zenner, age 98, passed away peacefully at her home in Bloomer on Monday, May 3, 2021. She was born August 21, 1922 to Harold & Mary (Zwiefelhofer) Geissler in the town of Eagle Point. Clara spent her childhood there and went to school at Notre Dame Catholic School and was a member …

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Carol Joy Vogel, age 87, passed away Friday, April 30, 2021 in the Cumberland Care and Rehab in Cumberland Wis. She was born October 4, 1933 in North Freedom Wis. to Floyd and Crystal (DuBois) Crawford. She married Henry Vogel on July 10, 1954 in North Freedom. Carol worked as a bookkeeper f…

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There will be a Memorial Service at St. Jude’s in New Auburn for James and Virginia Young on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. with a visitation from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at the church.

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Martin L. Johnson, 80, of Bark River, Mich. passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at his home following a lengthy illness.

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Karen Klingenberg, age 77, was called home to live with her Heavenly Father Wednesday morning, April 21, 2021. She was surrounded by her loving family as she left this world. Karen’s death was caused by complications following a heart attack. Karen came into this world in Bloomer, Wisconsin …

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William A. “Bill” Rufledt Jr., age 94, passed away at Mayo Clinic in Bloomer on April, 19, 2021.  He was born to William and Fredareka (Boese) Rufledt on May 13, 1926 in the town of Bloomer. Bill grew up on the family farm until he joined the Army which stationed him in Alaska. As Bill would…

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Adelaide Marie Borofka, cherished infant daughter of Zach and Veronica (Jenneman) Borofka of Bloomer, came into this world already resting peacefully in the arms of God, our Heavenly Father, on Monday, April 5, 2021, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

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Dalton James Reed, age 23, passed away unexpectedly at Sacred Heart in Eau Claire on April 12, 2021. He was born on October 2, 1997 in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Growing up Dalton enjoyed ice fishing with his grandpa and cruising on the four-wheeler. He had a soft spot in his heart for dogs,…