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 Russell W. Plummer, age 80, passed away November 22, 2021 at his home in New Auburn.  He was born October 16, 1941 in Weyerhauser to Jack and Doris (Wiles) Plummer. He married Arlys “Clancy” Boggess on June 15, 1963. Russ served in the US Army and worked as a truck driver and saw mill opera…

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John Earl LaGesse, age 76, passed away at his home in Bloomer on November 15, 2021.  He was born December 17, 1944 in Bloomer to Earl and Elizabeth (Jurecki) LaGesse.  He worked for the State of Wisconsin on a guard rail crew.  John enjoyed ice fishing while he was laid off in the winter mon…

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It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of Gordon W. Seibel, on November 15, 2021, at home, peacefully surrounded by family and friends after six years of a resilient and courageous battle with stage IV cancer. With great strength and dignity, his race is finished! Gordon lived his…

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Sophie the Hound passed in her sleep on November 13 at 12 yrs. young. Sophie was a rescue from the caring arms of Dunn County Humane Society (DCHS) who knew her as Sushi. She was a Treeing Walker Coon Hound who walked every block of Bloomer – 365. She loved the folks she met along on the way…

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Eunice J. Sherrick, age 84, passed away on November 16, 2021 at Dove Healthcare in Bloomer.  She was born on April 2, 1937 in Wisconsin to Ernest and Josephine (Hetke) Oldenberg.  She married Dennis Sherrick on June 13, 1959 at St. John’s in Eagleton. Eunice was a Bank Teller in Bloomer for …

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Victoria Lee Neill, 76, of Columbia, passed away Thursday, November 11, 2021 at Boone Health. 

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Helen M. Kellen, 97, of Bloomer, passed away Saturday, November 13, 2021, at River Pines in Altoona with her family at her side.

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Maxine L. Zwiefelhofer, age 90, passed away on November 9, 2021 at home with her family by her side.  She was born on August 7, 1931 in Eau Claire Wis. to Ernest and Elizabeth (Olson) Topper. She married David J. Zwiefelhofer on November 19, 1952 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Eau Clair…

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Pammy Jo Luethi (Plummer), 49, of Holcombe, Wis., passed away Saturday, November 6, 2021, at her home with her loving family at her side.

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Margie H. Geissler, 80, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at Dove Healthcare in Bloomer with her family by her side. She is lovingly remembered by family and many friends.

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Marian A. “Mari” Patz, age 76, passed away Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at the Veteran’s Home in Chippewa Falls.  She was born March 18, 1945 in Jersey City, N.J. to Charles and Amelia (Gerwer) Romski.  She married Vernon Patz on March 22, 1968 in Jersey City.  She was a self-employed homecar…

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Eunice Berg, 97, passed away peacefully, Saturday, October 30, 2021 at Eagle Crest South in La Crosse, Wis.  She was born in Bloomer, Wis. on April 15, 1924. Eunice married Margon “Bud” Berg on October 14, 1948 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bloomer.  She is survived by her daughter: Nancy…

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Elaine Iris (Hansen) Robinette was born on March 17, 1933 to Lars and Grace (Gerland) Hansen in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. She passed away on October 23, 2021 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  A couple of years after Elaine was born, the family moved to a farm near Bloomer, Wisconsin where Elaine attende…

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Evelyn Grace Perry (Bergh), 85, passed away on Monday, October 25, 2021, at Clark County Nursing Home.  

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Marian “Bunny” (Jenneman) Bernier, 85, of Chippewa Falls, town of Eagle Point, died suddenly on Sunday, October 24, 2021 as a result of a car accident.

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James L. Christison, 90, was returned to his Father in Heaven on Thursday, October 21, 2021. He was born October 31, 1930, in Clear Lake, to Leslie and Ethel Christison.

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Anna Marie Bowe, 74, of Bloomer, Wis., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at Dove Healthcare in Bloomer.

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Adell M. Norberg, age 92, of Prairie Farm, died Monday, October 18, 2021, at Pioneer Home and Rehab. 

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There will be a Celebration of Life for Rod (Rebel) Prince on Saturday October 30, 2021 at the Bloomer Bowling Alley, 1319 Oak Street, Bloomer from 12:00 p.m. till 4:00 p.m.

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Gary Vetterkind, age 83, passed away on October 11, 2021 at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.  He was born on September 13, 1938 in Rusk County to Walter and Helen (Wingert) Vetterkind.  He married Joyce Frank on November 21, 1959 in Rockford, Illinois.  Gary worked for the Eau Claire Parks an…

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Christina A. Sarauer, age 42, passed away on September 27, 2021. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, October 24 from 12:00-4:00 p.m. at the White Pine Pavilion, 9832 County Hwy SS, Bloomer, Wis. Food will be available.  We hope to see everyone to celebrate Chrissy’s life.

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Allan F. Michels, age 77, passed away at his home on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 with his loving wife by his side.  He was born on November 4, 1943 to Albert and Anna (Schmidt) Michels.  He attended St. Peter’s School, Noble School, and graduated from Bloomer.  Al married Sandra Schmidtke on…

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Gary Vetterkind, age 83, passed away at Mayo in Rochester on October 11, 2021.  Olson Funeral Home in Bloomer is assisting the family.  Full obituary and service information will be available later this week.

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Rosemary Henneman, 87, of Chippewa Falls, died Friday, October 8, 2021 at Dove Healthcare – Bloomer.

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Judith Ann (Stone) Weissinger, age 80, loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend passed away on October 10, 2021, with her four loving daughters by her side, after a short battle with leukemia.  Her final decision showed such strength and dignity that it will be forever instilled in our…

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David A. Hoff, age 90, of Barron, passed away on Monday, October 4, 2021, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Barron. 

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Lucinda “Cindy” Mary (Boese) Haines, 58, of Arcadia, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, October 3, 2021, after her courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, with her loved ones by her side. 

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Iris (Bergeron) Lemke, 93, passed away peacefully Monday, October 11, 2021 at Aggie’s Country Living in the town of Eagle Point under the care of Mayo Clinic Hospice.

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David A. Hoff, age 90, of Barron, passed away on Monday, October 4, 2021 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Barron.

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Daryl P. Bonderman, age 91, passed away Friday, October 1, 2021 at Dove Healthcare in Bloomer.  He was born September 17, 1930 in Madelia, Minn to Paul and Edna (Cornelius) Bonderman.  He married Gwen Like on January 10, 1953. He was a transmission specialist and worked as a grain and gravel…

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Augustus “Tom” Everlen, age 78, joined his loving wife, Joanne, in Heaven on October 2, 2021. He resided at the Veteran’s Home in Chippewa Falls. He was born January 3, 1943 in Stonington, Ill. to William “Presley” and Helen (Smith) Everlen. He married Joanne Rivers on June 17, 1989.  

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Christina A. Sarauer, age 42, passed away on September 27, 2021 in Rochester, Minn. She was born on April 24, 1979 in North Carolina. 

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Ivar “Clayton” Pederson, age 92, passed away surrounded by his family at Judy’s Cottage, Golden Age Manor in Amery on September 29, 2021. He was born on April 18, 1929 in the town of Sampson to Ivar and Reta Susie (Loofboro) Pederson.  Following high school, he married Ellen Ayrea and they h…

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Mayo Jessie Loofboro, age 84, passed away Saturday, September 25, 2021, at her home in rural New Auburn. She was born February 15, 1937, in Wisconsin to Frederick and Mayo (Baxter) Fuss. She married Rodger Loofboro on August 5, 1957, at the 7th Day Baptist Church in New Auburn. She was bapti…

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Joseph L. Stevens, age 73, passed away September 22, 2021 in Rochester.  He was born January 20, 1948 in Wisconsin to Lyle and Hazel (Haight) Stevens.  Throughout his life he worked as a barber and waiter.  More recently he owned a farm in New Auburn.  He was a solitary person who was very i…

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Rodney “Rebel” J. Prince, age 67, passed away at Meadowbrook in Bloomer on September, 22, 2021.  He was born on January 3, 1954 in Chippewa Falls to Eugene and Marianne “Maisie” (Newton) Prince.  Rod worked as a carpenter for Prince Construction.  He loved hunting and making his own buck tai…

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It is with a heavy heart we announce the death of our beloved mother, Donetta Bowe.  She passed peacefully from COVID-19 complications at Mayo Clinic Health System – St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester, Minn.

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Donetta M. Bowe, 90, of Bloomer, passed away Sunday, September 19, 2021, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Rochester. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept 27, 2021 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Bloomer.  Burial will be in North Catholic Cemetery, Bloomer.  Visitatio…

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Gretchen Ann Lyons, 89, of New Auburn, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully on September 15, 2021.  She was born in New York, married David Lyons and moved to Santa Barbara, California. Gretchen lived there for over 50 years. In 2015 she moved to New Auburn, Wisconsin.

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Geraldine F. Halfman, 82, of Bloomer, passed away on her birthday, peacefully, on September 16, 2021, at Cambridge Senior Living in Rice Lake while under the care of Lakeview Hospice.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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 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…

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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.

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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.