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Brian D. Bleskacek, 60, of Bloomer, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at his home with his family by his side after a hard-fought battle with cancer.

Beth Poirier, age 53, passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2020 in Bloomer. She was born on February 20, 1967 in Bloomer to Donald and Janice (Kressin) Turner. She married William Poirier on September 30, 1989. Beth worked at AJ Manufacturing and enjoyed baking and taking walks with her dog, Rusty.

Harry J. Prince, 76, of Cooks Valley Township, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2020, at home peacefully in his sleep.

Thelma C. Waterhouse, age 88, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at Meadowbrook in Chetek. She was born at home on July 10 1931 in the Town of Otter Creek, Wheeler, Wis. to Thorvald and Clara (Holte) Smith. Thelma was baptized on September 20, 1931 at Hay River Lutheran Church, attended the…

On Sunday, May 17, 2020, Ronald Erick Hanson, loving husband and father of two children, and grandfather to Arianna, passed away at the age of 60, at Mayo Hospital in Rochester,Minn.

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 as an RV Tech at Country RV and enjoyed demolition derbies, tinkering in his garage, magnet fishing and s…

Isabel D Schuster, age 103, passed away peacefully Monday, May 4, 2020 at Meadowbrook in Bloomer. She was born October 20, 1916 in New Auburn to Frank and Grace (Lee) Scott. Beloved wife of the late Robert Schuster for 71 years, dear mother of the late Darold Schuster(Arlette), proud grandmo…

Rena G. Gravunder, 80, of New Auburn, WI, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at Care Partners Assisted Living in Bloomer.

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

Larry Ironmonger, age 84, passed away at his home in New Auburn on Friday, May 8 2020. He was born in 1936 to Floyd and Mildred (Horner) Ironmonger. He married Ellen Roller in 1952 and worked as a boiler operator for Chrysler for many years.

Eugene R. Mattson 79, passed away at MCHS in Eau Claire on Sunday, April 26, 2020. He was born in the Town of Sampson on April 20, 1941 to Robert and Ruth (Larson) Mattson. He married Linda Grenwalt in 1964 in Rockford, Ill., they later divorced. He moved back to Wisconsin and worked at Nati…

Corrine “Connie” J. Schliesleder age 77, passed away at Heritage Court in Eau Claire on Saturday, April 18, 2020. She was born on March 21, 1943 to Peter and Eldrid (Loftsgaard) Nygaard in Wheeler, Wis. She married Roy Schliesleder on October 21, 1967 in Wheeler. She worked as a clerk at Cam…

Duane “Weiner” Faschingbauer, age 85, died at his home unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. He was born on February 14, 1935 in Chippewa County to Walter and Blanche (Amundson) Faschingbauer. He proudly served his country in the US Army. Duane worked at Uniroyal for over 20 years and a…

Diane L. Marcyjanik, age 57, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, April 13, 2020 at MCHS Bloomer. She was born March 29, 1963 in Blairsville, Pennsylvania to Lester and Dorothy (McDonald) Bogdanski. Diane served with distinction as a Registered Nurse while on active duty in the United States …

Mary Kay Rothbauer Smith died on April 17, 2020 from complications following surgery for a ruptured brain aneurysm in Minneapolis, Minn.

Dale Aaron Wold, loving brother, uncle and friend, passed away on April 8th 2020 at Barron Care & Rehab from complications related to a recent surgery.

Gerald L. Geissler, 82, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at his residence.

Dale Clyde Pope, 80, of Eau Claire was unexpectedly called home to his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte, Florida.

Lee A. Prill, age 85, passed away at his home on Monday, March 23, 2020. He was born July 19, 1934 in Cook’s Valley to Ernest and Alma (Brundidge) Prill. He married Sally Mittlesdorf on January 31, 1959 at Colfax Lutheran Church. Lee worked his whole life on the Prill family farm where he an…

Shirley M. Boos, 89, of Bloomer, died Sunday, March 22, 2020 at Care Partners in Bloomer.

Marie Ardis (Siverling) Freiberg passed away peacefully in the early hours of March 21, 2020. Marie was born at home, March 16, 1937 to Frank and Elizabeth Siverling in rural Bloomer, Wis.

John Custer, age 74, and his daughter, Jennifer Custer, age 46, both passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at Lake Holcombe. John was born to Harold and Genevieve (Selzener) Custer on August 1, 1945. He married Brenda Zwiefelhofer on May 12, 1973 in Bloomer. John loved his family deeply and …

Marlys Christison, 88, returned to her Father in Heaven on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at Colfax Health and Rehabilitation Center.

John, age 74, and his daughter Jennifer Custer, age 46, tragically passed away on March 15, 2020 after going through the ice on Lake Holcombe. Olson Funeral Home in Bloomer is assisting the family. Please visit olsonfuneralhomebloomer.com for updated information and to express online condolences.

James C. Peterson, age 74, passed away at the Spring Valley Health and Rehab in Spring Valley on Saturday, March 7, 2020. He was born on November 13, 1945 in Eau Claire to Phillip and Dagny (Isakson) Peterson. James lived a simple life and loved to listen to music and snack on his favorite t…

Mandy L. Boos, age 49, passed away February 29, 2020 at her home in Bloomer. She was born July 15, 1971 in Bloomer to Daniel and Diana (Fullerton) Boos. She worked as a CNA and was always helping people. She loved to have a good time with her many friends and spent countless hours watching h…

Sang S. “Uni” Steinkraus, 63, of Bloomer, passed away Saturday, March 7,2020 at Marshfield Medical Center in Eau Claire.

Terence “Terry” Bitney, 80, passed away February 14, 2020 at HPH Hospice Care Center in Brooksville, Fla. Born on October 2, 1939 to Orville and Ida Bitney; he was raised and lived in Bloomer until he joined the Navy after graduating from Bloomer High School in 1957. He married Kathleen “Kay…

Joann M. Monson, age 85, passed away at Dove Health Care in Bloomer on Friday, February 28, 2020. She was born on July 25, 1934 in Eau Claire to Joseph and Alma Plomedahl. She married Merle Monson on October 24, 1953 at Lake Street United Methodist Church in Eau Claire. She worked for the Ea…

Neoma D. Sykora, age 84, passed away Monday, March 2, 2020 at the Country Terrace in Bloomer. She was born January 4, 1936 in Chippewa County to Edward and Eunice (Holst) Petchow. She married Lloyd Siverling in 1951 and Jacob Sykora in 1985. She worked as a bookkeeper for Nielsen Ford and wa…

Sandy K. Bischel, 59, of the town of Eagle Point, Chippewa Falls died Thursday, February 27, 2020 at Mayo Clinic Health System Eau Claire.

Elizabeth “Babe” Morning, age 89, passed away Saturday, February 29, 2020 at The Meadowbrook in Bloomer. She was born on August 2, 1930, in the Town of Wheaton to Vincent and Freda (Buetzer) Custer. She married John W. Morning on September 4, 1948 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Eau Claire.…

Vernon “Bud” Luer, formerly of Bloomer, Wis., went home to be with our Lord Thursday, February 6, 2020, from pulmonary complications. He was 89 years old.

Jason G. Ronnestrand, age 44, died at his home on Friday, February 21, 2020. He was born on September 9, 1975 in Bloomer to John and Marcia (Ellis) Ronnestrand. Jason was the owner operator of 5 Generation Painting and also worked as a carpenter and truck driver. Jason loved to hunt especial…

Robert “Bob” F. Ptaschinski, age 76, passed away at Sacred Heart in Eau Claire on Thursday, February 20, 2020. He was born on Sept 8, 1943 in Milwaukee, WI, then adopted around age one by Norbert and Rea Etta (Brower) Ptaschinski. At a young age both he and Mary moved in with Don and Marion …

James A. “Skinny” Madorin passed away peacefully on February 19, 2020 at the age of 82 in Bloomer, Wisconsin in the comfort of his home.

Michael Anthony Rufledt, 67, of Bloomer, Wis., went home to the Lord on February 20, 2020, after a brief, but peaceful pancreatic cancer journey.

Diane Y. Peil (Getzie) age 80 passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. Diane was the social butterfly and rock of our family always staying in touch with everyone and encouraging our close ties. She had many close friends and always enjoyed lun…

Mary Lou Schmidt, age 67, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 10, 2020. She was born on September 7, 1952 in Wisconsin to Buford and Alvera (Dachel) Schmidt. Mary worked at several nursing homes in the area and as a bartender at several local watering holes over the years. Mary enjo…

Darlene P. Stolt, age 85 passed away Thursday, February 06, 2020 at the Meadowbrook in Bloomer. She was born on October 7, 1934 to Edward and Elsie (Whitsell) LaGesse. She married DeWayne Stolt on August 28, 1954 in Bloomer. Darlene worked in the kitchen and in housekeeping at the Bloomer Ho…

Lover of her Lord – Jesus Christ, Teacher of the Gospel, wife, mother of five, sister and friend, Gail Sandra (Halverson) Huse, 69, passed from this life and took her first breath of Heaven on the morning of February 8, 2020.

Gerald “Jerry” Sarau, age 92, passed away on February 6, 2020 at the Meadowbrook in Bloomer. He was born on April 13, 1927 in St. Paul Minnesota to John and Grace Sarau. He married Katherine “Katy” Yung on August 16, 1946. He proudly served his country in the US Navy. Jerry and his family mo…

Constance Marie “Connie” Stertz, age 85, passed away Friday, January 31, 2020 at Dove Healthcare in Bloomer. She was born December 6, 1934 in New Auburn to John and Edna (Anderson) Waugh. She married Steven A. Stertz on June 18, 1955 at Bethel Lutheran Church in New Auburn. She worked as a s…

Aline A. Buchner, age 91, passed away at Dove Healthcare in Bloomer on January 28, 2020. She was born on February 26, 1928 in Chicago, IL to Eugene and Anna (Deyerler) Waldbuesser. Aline got her teaching degree after attending UWEC and Wheaton College. Aline came to Bloomer with her family o…

Sheldon L. LaMeer, age 68, passed away at MCHS in Eau Claire on January 22, 2020. He was born on August 13, 1951 in Kenosha, Wisconsin to Sheldon and Mildred (Myers) LaMeer. Sheldon worked as a carpenter, a water treatment specialist and worked with concrete. In his free time he enjoyed fish…

Otto R. Zieche, III, 60, of Cornell, passed away Thursday, January 23, 2020 in Chippewa Falls. A celebration of life will take place in the Spring of 2020. Inurnment will follow at the Town of Cleveland Cemetery. Thompson Funeral Home & Chippewa Valley Cremation Services is serving the f…

William L. “Bill” Pratt, 57, of Eau Claire, passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his loving family, under the care of St. Joseph’s Hospice.

Elmer John Erickson, Jr., age 57, passed away on Friday, January 17, 2020, in Eau Claire, Wis. He was born on July 20, 1962, in Bloomer to Elmer and Loretta (Taylor) Erickson. He married Jayne Tanzer on August 27, 1983, in Chippewa Falls and they shared two children, Courtney and Ryan. In 20…

Elizabeth Ann Peil, born in Bloomer, Wisconsin, on December 6, 1923, left peacefully in her sleep on January 14, 2020, surrounded by family who felt God’s presence as she departed this world.

Robert Samuel Tenley, Born December 15, 1929, to Dr. Oscar S. Tenley and Lucille M. Tenley (nee Laury) and born to Eternal Life on January 5, 2020, at the age of 90. He was preceded in death by Helen, his dear wife of 55 years. Loving father of Susan (Tom) Port, Steven, Barbara (Joe) Blaney,…

Martha M. Hell, 90, passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, at Just Like Home in Chetek, Wis.

Dean M. Hurt, 57, of Rice Lake, died Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at Marshfield Medical Center in Rice Lake. Dean was born Tuesday, July 10, 1962, in Burlington, Wis., and graduated from Bloomer High School in 1980.

Robert R. Mielke, age 82, passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He was born December 24, 1937 in Chicago, Ill. to Peter and Elsie (Bouzek) Mielke. He married Audrey Knipfer on June 30, 1986 in Chippewa Falls, Wis. He worked as a dock worker for Roadway Trucking a…