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Delmar C. Blank, age 86, passed away at his home on October, 14, 2020. He was born on July 17, 1934 in Chippewa Falls to Henry and Alvina (King) Blank. He married Beverly Frazer on October 22, 1955 in Eagleton. He worked for the railroad for all of his life and enjoyed anything outdoors; hun…

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Marjorie E. Nichols, 88, passed away October 17, 2020, at Dove Healthcare, Bloomer Wis. Her family, healthcare staff, and St. Croix Hospice were by her side, telling her she was loved and it was okay to go.

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Leonard E. Stewart, 80, of Eau Claire, passed away Monday, October 12, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his loving family and under the care of St. Joseph’s Hospice.

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Our family is so saddened to share that Charles “Chuck” Schaaf Jr., 62, of Chetek, passed away from a heart attack on Monday, October 12th, 2020 at University of Minnesota Fairview Hospital with family by his side. Chuck had chosen a selfless act to be a donor of life. On Tuesday October 13t…

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Ione M. Ellis, 90, of Bloomer, passed away Saturday, October 17, 2020, at Lake Hallie Memory Care.

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Laura Leann Franta, age 59, of Lake Hallie, passed away unexpectedly on October 6, 2020. She was born on July 15, 1961 in Chippewa Falls, Wis. to Kenneth and Janice (Brummund) Turner. She married Paul Franta on November 24, 1990. Laura grew up in the Town of Bloomer. She loved all the farm a…

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Shirley Pauline Lee, 87, of Bloomer, passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at her home under the care of family and Mayo Clinic Hospice.

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Irene Lake, 92 of Chippewa Falls, Wis. passed away Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at the Chippewa Manor Nursing Home in Chippewa Falls, Wis.

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Thomas E. Smith, of Bloomer, Wisconsin, 69, passed away unexpectedly on September 27, 2020, at Dove Healthcare-Bloomer.

Darlene M. Hansen, age 73, passed away at Care Partners in Bloomer on September 19, 2020. She was born on August 4, 1947 in Chippewa Falls, Wis. to Fred and Myrtle (Richmond) Harp. She married Jim Hansen on August 10, 1968 at the Anson United Methodist Church in the Town of Anson, Wis. Darle…

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Robert T. Wolniak, 76, of the Chippewa County Township of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at Marshfield Medical Center in Eau Claire. He was born January 3, 1944, in Chicago, Ill. to Joseph and Martha Wolniak. He graduated from Tilden Tech High School in 1962. On October …

James M. (Bucky) Corrick, 80, passed away peacefully on September 24. He is preceded in death by his parents, Anna and Ray Corrick, and his sister, Colleen Beams. He is survived by his loving wife, Maria, sons Bill and Jim (Marianna), grandson Massimo, brother Robert and sister Pamela (Jerry…

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Harry D. Lotts, age 83, passed away on Wednesday. September 16, 2020 at MCHS in Bloomer. He was born on July 31, 1937 in Rice Lake to Wilmer and Helen (Nelson) Lotts. He enjoyed spending time with his family and his 2 little dogs. He took pleasure in making others laugh with his humorous per…

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Lawrence “Larry” Howard Rufledt Sr., Hanover, Minn., Passed away Monday, August 17, 2020 at the age of 73, after valiantly fighting complications from Covid-19.

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Anita L. (Bergren) Westerback, age 82, passed away at her home on Monday, September 7, 2020. She was born April 24, 1938 in Superior, Wisconsin to Victor and Mable (Christiansen) Bergren. She graduated from Superior Central High School where she was very active in the orchestra and band boos…

Valeria A. Ling, age 65, passed away Friday, August 28, 2020 at her residence in Weyerhauser, Wisconsin. She was born on November 28, 1954 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Burley and Katherine (Morris) Cook. She married Timothy Ling on October 21, 1973 in Eau Claire. She worked at the Chetek Bowl…

David John Schultz, 73, of Cooks Valley, went to his forever home with Jesus on Saturday, September 5, 2020. He was born August 3, 1947, in Menomonie, WI, to Eugene and Leone (Williams) Schultz. He was a 1966 graduate of Menomonie High School and worked several years for the DNR.

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Theodore C. “Ted” Green, age 89, passed away at his home on Sunday, September 6, 2020. He was born on January 26, 1931 in Princeton, Minnesota and was raised by his mother and step-father, Arvid and Marie (Sabo) Green. He married Dorothy Anderson on May 16, 1953 in Milaca MN. Ted served in t…

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Eileen C. Olson, age 89, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2020 at Dove Healthcare in Bloomer. She was born April 2, 1931 in Withee, Wis. to Pierce and Gertrude (Kagerah) Owens. She married George Olson on September 20, 1952 in Withee, Wis. Eileen enjoyed her job as a surgery nurse working at…

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Milo Alvin Klatt, age 72, joined the love of his life in heaven on August 26, 2020. He passed away peacefully, visiting his love and caring for her resting place. Milo was born October 8, 1947 in South Dakota to Walter and Hildegard (Frentz) Klatt. On June 27, 1970, he married Petra Mueller.…

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Doris Rose Prince, 92, of Cooks Valley, Wis., passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2020, at Meadowbrook Nursing Home in Bloomer. She was born in Bloomer on September 15, 1927, to William and Carrie (Sievert) Zwiefelhofer. She attended St. Paul’s Catholic School and graduated from Bloomer High…

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Helen E. Bowe, 86, of Chippewa Falls, died Friday, August 28, 2020 at the Chippewa Manor in Chippewa Falls surrounded by her loving children.

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Arthur “Art” A. Simmerman, 78 of Cornell, Wis. passed away Monday, August 24, 2020 at his home.

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Donna J. Reichert, 56, of Eau Claire, passed away Monday, March 9, 2020 at Sacred Heart Hospital, after a short but courageous battle with cancer.

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Melanie Sue Smith, age 53, passed away at Cyndi Court Group Home on August 23, 2020. She was born to Juel and Janice (Anderson) Smith on November 30, 1966 in Eau Claire. She loved music, eating a good meal and being taken out for walks.

Patricia Alice Jordan, 86, of Winneconne, Wis., died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, August 18, 2020.

James E. Lane, age 81, passed away Friday, August 21, 2020 at his home in Bloomer. He was born June 19, 1939 in Bloomer to Raymond and Lenora (Meier) Lane. He married Jan Lehrer on March 27, 1960. Following her death, he married Cleo A. Posey on September 16, 1997. Jim served in the Army and…

Harry Channing, age 82, of Neillsville, Wis. died Sunday, August 16, 2020 at the Marshfield Medical Center in Neillsville.

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Cynthia L. “Cindy” Aubart, age 64 passed away in Rochester, Minnesota on Monday, August 17 2020 after contracting Eastern Equine Encephalitis from a mosquito bite. She was born December 16, 1955 in Eau Claire to Paul and Beverly (Wildenberg) Rihn. She married Ronald Aubart on July 21, 1983 i…

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Rosemary “Rosie” O’Connell, 74 of Eau Claire (formerly from Bloomer) passed away on April 2, 2020, at Care Partners Assisted Living in Altoona after battling Alzheimer’s and Dementia for many years.

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Earl David Jennings, 45, of Rural Cumberland died Sunday, August 9, 2020, at his home. He was born September 9, 1974, in Red Wing, Minn. to David and Mary (Roberts) Jennings.

Carlton W. “Crazy Carl” Hanson, age 42, passed away at his home on Monday, May 4, 2020. He was born January 3, 1978 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin to Steve and Vicki (Bremer) Hanson. He worked many years as an RV Tech with his family at Willie’s RV Center in Bloomer. After his father’s passing and…

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Bryce Shipman passed away on Friday, July 24, 2020 at Grand Island, New York. He was born at Ellsworth AFB on June 2, 1960 to Marian and Clyde Shipman. He graduated from New Auburn High School in 1978. He worked at Mason Shoe and enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1985. He was a dent…

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Hildred I. “Hilly” Weimert passed away in the early morning hours of Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Three Oaks Health Services in Marshfield at the age of 97.

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Venonah M. Dalhoe, age 90, passed away on Saturday August 1, 2020 at Meadowbrook in Chetek. She was born on October 26, 1929 in Sand Creek to Oscar and Margaret (Hanson) Hoveland. She married Duard Dalhoe on November 8, 1947 in Sand Creek. Venonah worked as an inspector for Globe Union Manuf…

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Douglas J. McFarlane, age 65, passed away Friday, July 31, 2020 at Marshfield Medical Clinic in Rice Lake. He was born on January 6, 1955 in Rockford, Ill. to Lawrence E. and Alice (Ziebell) McFarlane. He married Rita Meinen on September 27, 1980 at Faith Lutheran Church Running Valley. Doug…

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Gail Louis Mikula, age 92, passed away on August 3, 2020 at Country Terrace in Bloomer, Wis.under the tender loving care of Heartland Hospice. He was born on May 30, 1928 to George and Cora (Dawn) Mikula. He was united in marriage to Delma Holman in Shell Lake, Wis. on May 27, 1950. Gail far…

Pamela Ann Lane, age 63, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, March 26, 2020, at Clark County Rehabilitation and Living Center in Owen, Wis. Pamela was born in Eau Claire on December 30, 1956 to the late Eulah (Walter) Lane and George “Jake” Lane.

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Chris “Flash” Faschingbauer, 53, of Bloomer passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, surrounded by family and friends after a courageous battle with brain cancer.

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Paulette M. Hartman, age 73, passed away on July 24, 2020 at Dove Healthcare in Bloomer. She was born July 15, 1947 in Chippewa Falls to Paul E. and Dolores (Liberatore) Hartman.

Vada E. Holman, age 93, died at Dove Healthcare in Bloomer on Sunday, July 26, 2020. She was born in Barron County to Ernest and Nettie (Falkner) Kolb on May 3, 1927. She attended LaFollette, a one room, 8 grade school house and then graduated from Barron High in 1945. She got her nursing ed…

Beatrice E. “Beaty” Woolever, age 78, passed away at home, surrounded by her family, on Saturday, July 25, 2020. She was born October 15, 1941 in Tilden to Benjamin and Annie (Schneider) Bowe. She married Joseph Woolever on October 29, 1977 in Bloomer. She worked as a custodian for Mason Sho…

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Linda M. Gorka, age 70, passed away on Monday, July 20, 2020 at MCHS in Eau Claire. She was born June 20, 1950 in Chicago Ill. She married Rod Gorka on September 26, 1987 in Chicago. She worked as a hospitality salesperson and enjoyed cooking, reading and spending time with her family and friends.

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Ricky Glen Olson, 63, of Cornell, went to heaven to his home in Glory, Monday, July 13, 2020. He was born to Dennis and Mary Olson, January 25, 1957. He went to New Auburn school, where he met his high school sweetheart, Cindy. They were married March 22, 1975.

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Steven Vincent Kane, 61, Tonganoxie, Kan., passed away peacefully April 22, 2020 at his home.

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Kenneth C. Bennesch, 88, of Chippewa Falls, town of Howard, died Monday, July 13, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his loving family under the care of Mayo Clinic Home Health & Hospice – Chippewa Valley.

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Dale William Lambert, age 66, of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, passed away alongside his significant other, Belinda (Bunce) Wedemeyer, on Monday, July 6, 2020 after an accident at his residence. He was born on January 11, 1954 in Chippewa Falls to William and Gloria (Fehr) Lambert. Dale worked for …

Judy L. Krueger, age 76, passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls. She was born April 19, 1944 in Chippewa Falls to Victor and Mary (Knez) Svoma. She married Roger Krueger on June 8, 1963 in Cornell. Judy was a domestic engineer taking care of her fam…

James (Jim) A. Nohr, 83, of Cornell, Wis. passed away early Tuesday morning, July 7, 2020. Jim was born on January 02, 1937 to Arthur H. Nohr Jr. and Margaret Klein Nohr in Barton, Wis.

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Madgeline “Madge” R. Rasmussen, 83, of Bloomer, passed away Sunday, July 5, 2020, at Care Partners in Bloomer.

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Robert “Bob” J. Bungartz, 92 of Bloomer passed away Friday, July 3, 2020 at Our House Senior Living in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. He was born in Bloomer Township October 9, 1927 the son of Agnes (Crank) and Frank Bungartz.

Stephen J. “Steve” Metcalf, age 65, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at Meadowbrook in Bloomer. He was born in Bloomer to David and Loretta (Schoonover) Metcalf. He proudly served his country in the US Navy and the US Army. Steve worked as the lead plastics technician for Phillips Manufac…

Roger A. Somsen, age 89, formerly of Bloomer, passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, in Ooltewah, Tenn. He was born in River Falls, Wis. on May 4, 1931 to Henry and Doris (Wahl) Somsen. Roger married Marilyn A. Dallman, formerly of Bloomer, in 1956 at the Little Brown Church in the Vale in …