• Updated

Wayne R. Nehring, age 63, passed away Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Mayo Clinic Chippewa Valley in Bloomer.  He was born June 6, 1958 in Chippewa Falls to Oliver and Lucille (Schmidt) Nehring.   He worked as a mechanic at the canning factory and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

  • Updated

Shirley A. Bowe, 88, of Chippewa Falls, town of Tilden, passed away Sunday, September 12, 2021 after a brief battle with ovarian cancer at her residence surrounded by her loving family under the care of Heartland Hospice.

  • Updated

Steve Gust, age 64, passed away Sep 11, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls due to complications from cancer Steve was born Feb 6, 1957 to Arlyn and Nylah Gust and graduated from Bloomer High School. He worked and lived in the Bloomer area the majority of his life and spent the l…

  • Updated

Chad W. Toler, age 37, passed away September 1, 2021 in Madison.  He was born October 8, 1983 to David and Terri (Rihn) Toler.  He graduated from Westwood College of Technology in Denver, Colorado with a degree in Aviation. He worked as an airplane mechanic, traveling to Africa and other pla…

  • Updated

Vincent Allen Bronstad, 58 years old, passed away August 26, 2021 at the Mayo Health Clinic in Eau Claire, Wis.

  • Updated

Hailey Jo Reed, age 16, passed away August 30, 2021.  She was born September 29, 2004 in Chippewa Falls to Candice Reed and Timothy Hetchler. Hailey was beginning her junior year at New Auburn High School.  She enjoyed playing sports, especially cheerleading, basketball and track.  She was a…

  • Updated

Donna Dee Taylor, age 88, passed away at Care Partners in Spooner on August 27, 2021.  She was born on June 3, 1933 in Prentice, Wis. to William and Elvey (Karlen) Dietze. Donna trained as a nurse at the Luther Hospital School of Nursing in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, graduating in 1954. She marr…

  • Updated

Richard W. Vetterkind, age 46, passed away August 27, 2021 at Advent Health in Durand.  He was born October 13, 1974 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin to Gary and Joyce (Frank) Vetterkind.  He worked in a paper mill and enjoyed hunting, fishing, four wheeling, traveling to North Dakota and spending t…

  • Updated

Steven A. Stertz, age 87, passed away Thursday, August 26, 2021 at MCHS Chippewa Valley in Bloomer.  He was born on May 14, 1934 in Colfax, Wisconsin to Ernest and Rose (Coddington) Stertz. He married Constance Waugh on June 18, 1955 at Bethel Lutheran Church in New Auburn. Steve served in t…

  • Updated

 Richard V. “Rick” Nelson, age 60, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 in Menomonie, Wisconsin.  He was born June 17, 1961 in Chippewa Falls to Vernon and Helen (Sickora) Nelson.  He married Diane Rubenzer on September 15, 1984 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Bloomer.  Rick…

  • Updated

Alice Zwiefelhofer-Karr, 91, of Chippewa Falls, formerly of Denver, Colo. passed away Monday, August 23, 2021 at the Chippewa Manor Nursing Home, where she had been a resident for the past two years and under the care of St. Joseph’s Hospice.

  • Updated

Ellen Pearl Mark, 98, of Rice Lake, Wisconsin and formerly of Chetek, passed away on Monday, August 16, 2021 at Cambridge Senior Living in Rice Lake, Wisconsin.

  • Updated

John “Jack” M. Zwiefelhofer, 87, of Colfax, died Sunday, August 22, 2021 at Marshfield Medical Center in Eau Claire with his family by his side.

  • Updated

William “Bil” James Ford passed away unexpectedly on July 27, 2021, at his home in New Auburn, Wis. 

  • Updated

Ilene M. Bjork, age 93, passed away Sunday, August 15, 2021, with her family by her side at Colfax Health and Rehab. She was born December 20, 1927 at the home farm in Popple Creek, Township of Grant, rural Colfax to August A. and Laura L. (Steves) Beyrer.  She was baptized, confirmed and ma…

  • Updated

Dennis “Denny or Steiner” A. Martell, 68, of Bloomer, died Thursday, August 12, 2021 at his residence surrounded by his loving family in Bloomer.

  • Updated

Arlette DeShane, age 75, passed away at her home on Friday, August 13, 2021. She was born on June 13, 1946 to Ervan and Leona (Waterhouse) Pagenkopf. She worked at A.J. Manufacturing in Bloomer for many years and enjoyed crafting, gardening, doll collecting, going to Flea Markets and spendin…

  • Updated

Lois L.  North, age 96, went to be with the Lord on August 8, 2021 at Dove Healthcare in Bloomer.  She was born on May 27, 1925 in Chetek to Vern and Florence (Longman) Lindblad.  In 1943, she was the only one from her family to graduate from High School.  She married Doug M. North on August…

  • Updated

Russell A. “J.R.” Younger, Jr., age 43, passed away at his home on August 7, 2021.  He arrived in the world on December 30, 1977.  He worked as a welder and was a proud member of the Ironworkers Union Local 512, following in his dad’s footsteps.  He was an accomplished welder; building every…

  • Updated

Joyce A. Kramschuster, age 83, passed away on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at Care Partners in Altoona.  She was born on November 23, 1937 in Chetek to Ellsworth and Ruby Ann (Dean) Mallo.  She married Lee Kramschuster on February 15, 1957 in Spooner.  Joyce worked on the farm with her husband, L…

  • Updated

Russell C. Dachel age 73, passed away at MCHS in Bloomer on August 5, 2021.  He was born July 9, 1948 in Chippewa Falls to John P. and Antoinette “Toni” (Petska) Dachel. He married Pam Culver on August 26, 1972 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bloomer. Russ worked for Mega Foods in Eau Clair…

  • Updated

Ruth M. Hilger, age 94, passed away peacefully at Home Suite Home Senior Living in Chippewa Falls.  Ruth was born on December 19, 1926 in Bloomer to Raymond and Lenora (Meier) Lane.  Ruth married Harry Hilger on December 12, 1944 in Bloomer.  Ruth was a devoted mother and farm wife.  She wor…

  • Updated

Ruth M. Hilger passed away Monday, August 2, 2021 in Chippewa Falls.  Funeral services are pending at the Olson Funeral Home in Bloomer.  Full obituary will be in next week’s paper.  For more details, go to olsonfuneralhomebloomer.com.

  • Updated

Candice Shepard-Scheidecker passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 28, 2021 at Harris Memorial Hospital in Fort Worth, TX.

Jeanine M. Bergeron, age 76,  passed away at Aggies Country Living on July 28, 2021.  She was born on January 29, 1945 in Eau Claire to Vernon and Lillian (Heeg) Campbell.  Jeanine married Harold Bergeron in 1975.  She enjoyed crafting, hunting, traveling and was an avid fisherman.  Jeanine …

  • Updated

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

  • Updated

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.

  • Updated

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. …

  • Updated

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

  • Updated

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…

  • Updated

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

  • Updated

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

  • Updated

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

  • Updated

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.

  • Updated

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…

  • Updated

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

  • Updated

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…

  • Updated

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

  • Updated

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.

  • Updated

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.

  • Updated

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 …

  • Updated

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.  …

  • Updated

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

  • Updated

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

  • Updated

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…

  • Updated

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.

  • Updated

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…

  • Updated

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…

  • Updated

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.  

  • Updated

  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.

  • Updated

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…