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Skip J. Marek passed away peacefully on January 28, 2023, at Woodwinds Cancer Center in Woodbury, Minn.

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Frederic Allen Hable of Eau Claire, Wis. passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 13, 2023, from cancer.  He was born on December 24, 1960, to the late Thomas and Gloria (Bleskacek) Hable.  Fred was a 1979 graduate of Bloomer High School; following graduation he worked on the family fa…

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Shandra Lynn Kolenda, 44, of Eau Claire, passed away on Wednesday January 25, 2023, at the Marshfield Medical Center-Eau Claire.

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Morris Eugene Riley, 88, of Chippewa Falls, passed away after a short illness, Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at Dove Healthcare West under the care of Mayo Hospice.

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Patricia Ann Hartman, 91 of Bloomer, Wis. died Sunday, January 22, 2023, at Dove Healthcare in Bloomer, Wis. Patricia was born on March 26, 1931, to Richard and Anna (Zwiefelhofer) Pecha. She was born in Chippewa County and lived in the Bloomer-Eau Claire area her whole life.  On August 26, …

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Joanne Ruth Anderson passed away on January 16, 2023, at Sophie’s Manor in Centuria, Wisconsin under the care of Adoray Hospice.

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Mabel I. Klingbeil, 93, of Bloomer, passed away Monday, January 16, 2023, at Dove Healthcare in Bloomer surrounded by her family.

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Al Parkhurst, age 73, died on January 11, 2023, in the town of Birch Creek, Chippewa County, Wisconsin. He was born on November 4, 1949, to Jesse and Louise (Gorton) Parkhurst. Al worked at Wisconsin Metal Fabrication for many years. He married Rena Stratton on May 6, 1995, in Jim Falls. Al …

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Donald L. Steinmetz, age 89, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 10, 2023.  He was born on February 14,1933, in Tilden to Arnold “Steve” and Erna (Prill) Steinmetz.  Don married Karen Huset on May 26, 1960, in Bloomer. Don was an assistant manager at Mid-Am Dairy and was a member of…

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Julie Piel, 62, of Chippewa Falls, died Tuesday, January 3, 2023, at her home in Chippewa Falls.

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Patricia V. Tabian, age 71, of New Auburn, passed away Sunday, December 25, 2022 at Marshfield Medical Center –Eau Claire after a long, courageous battle against cancer.

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Leslie Dean Chapman, 84, of Sandwich, Illinois was called home on December 22, 2022. He was born on June 12, 1938, to Archie and Eleanor Chapman in Bloomer, Wisconsin. He married Janet Voss on February 1, 1958, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Early in their marriage, Les helped build their first h…

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David W. Slayton, age 73, passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at Pine View Care Center in Black River Falls, Wis.

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Randy W. Hassemer, 64, of Bloomer, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 19, 2022, at Mayo Clinic Health System - Chippewa Valley in Bloomer.

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Bonnie J. Loofbourrow, 82, of Durand, Ill. died Monday, December 19, 2022, in Medina Nursing Center after a lengthy illness.

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Marvin L. Weber, age 94, passed away at home on December 16, 2022.  He was born August 21, 1928, in Stacyville, Iowa to Clement and Myrtle (Ziegler) Weber. He served in the US Navy during WWII and the Korean Conflict (1945 – 1953). He married Betty Caron on June 29, 1957, at St. Paul’s Catho…

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Lawrence V. Beaudette, 94, of Tilden, died peacefully under the care of Moments Hospice at Aggies Country Living on Wednesday, December 14, 2022.

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Roger L. Butterfield, age 83, passed away peacefully at his home on December 14, 2022.  He was born in Illinois on July 10, 1939, to William and Alice (Kjellesvik) Butterfield.  Roger was a farmer for most of his life.  He loved working the land.  He was a John Deere enthusiast and his pulli…

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It is with great sadness that we announce the recent passing of Dr. William Allan Paulsen of Knoxville, Tenn.

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Emma E. Prill, age 79, passed away on December 12, 2022, at Dove Healthcare in Bloomer, exactly 10 years to the day that her husband Leo passed away, who she married on August, 31 1963, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bloomer.  

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Shirley Ann Zenner, 1946-2022, of Spencer, passed away at the age of 76 in the early morning hours of Sunday, December 11, 2022, while in hospice care at House of the Dove-Marshfield.

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Phyllis Ann Sarauer, 94, passed away Saturday, December 3, 2022, at Dove Assisted Living, Bloomer. She was born March 29, 1928, in Colfax to Ernest and Rena (Eytcheson) Cardin. She graduated from Colfax High School in 1946 and worked for Dr. O.M. Fellon.

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Yvonne I. Simon, 74, of Chippewa Falls, town of Tilden, died Saturday, December 10, 2022, at Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield.

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James B. Kramschuster (Jim aka Krammy), age 57, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, December 9, 2022, with his wife by his side.  He was born on April 23, 1965, in Bloomer, Wis. to Lee and Joyce Kramschuster (Mallo).  He married Rikkie Michalski on September 7, 2001, in Kenosha, Wis. Jim wor…

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Dr. John Eberle OD, age 97, passed away at his home in Bloomer on December 1, 2022.  He was born June 20, 1925, in Hague, ND to Joseph and Magdalene (Wolf) Eberle.  He married Frances Scholastica Buechler on December 27, 1950.  John served as a Medic in the US Army during WWII and was a Lieu…

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 Maurietta A. “Mert” Burgess, age 91, passed away at Mayo Clinic in Eau Claire, Wis. on Saturday, December 3, 2022. She was born on March 6, 1931, in Bloomer to Edmund and Esther (Ruff) Anderl.  She was united in marriage to Verlyn Petschow on October 7, 1950.  He preceded her in death on Ju…

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Vernell I. Witt, age 86, passed away on December 5, 2022, at Our House Memory Care in Chippewa Falls.  She was born on August 31, 1936, in Waseca, Minn. to Leonard and Frieda (Kranz) Casper. She married Oliver “Dean” Witt on March 25, 1974, in South Dakota.  Vernell worked as a school bus dr…

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Thomas D. Bell, 80 of Ladysmith, died on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at Our House Memory Care in Chippewa Falls.

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Karen K Klinyk, age 75, passed away on December 1, 2022, at Heatherwood Assisted Living in Eau Claire.  She was born on June 17, 1947, to John and Lorena (Gust) Klinyk in Milwaukee. She attended schools in Milwaukee and graduated from Pulaski High School in 1966. She worked in Milwaukee unti…

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 John J. Schwartz, Jr., age 81, passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2022, in his deer stand in Chippewa County, Wisconsin. He was born October 11, 1941, in Bloomer to John and Agnes (Zwiefelhofer) Schwartz.  He married Vernetta Harings on December 2, 1961, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in…

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Karren Kay Gunderlach, age 73, passed away on Thursday, November 24, 2022, at Dove Healthcare – Rutledge Home in Chippewa Falls, Wis. while under hospice care. She was born February 14, 1949, in Chicago, Ill. to Robert and Dorothy (Gore) Vasa. She married Daniel Gaskell on October 5, 1968.  …

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Leonard “Lenny” Goettl, 73, of Chippewa Falls, town of Tilden, died Thursday, November 24, 2022, at his residence surrounded by family under the care of Mayo Clinic Hospice after a long battle with corticobasal degeneration, a rare progressive neurologic disease.

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Audrey E. Schillinger, 87, of Bloomer, passed away Friday, November 25, 2022, at Mayo Clinic Health System–Chippewa Valley in Bloomer.

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Benjamin “Ben, Benny” James Durch, age 47, passed away November 22, 2022 in Palm Springs, Calif. due to a massive stroke with family by his side. He was born October 1, 1975, in Minneapolis Minn. to Dennis and Carla Durch.

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Catherine A. Gesler, age 73, passed away unexpectedly at Marshfield Medical Center in Rice Lake on November 21, 2022. She was born August 13, 1949, in Rice Lake to William and Nancy (Lewis) Beckstrom.     

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Neil C. Taylor, age 88, passed away on Saturday, November 19, 2022, at Cornell Area Nursing Home.

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 Charlene W. Polanski, age 88, passed away on Saturday, November 12, 2022, at Mayo Clinic Health Systems Eau Claire Hospital.

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Sara D. Caron, age 59, passed away Saturday, November 12, 2022, at MCHS in Bloomer after a lengthy battle with cancer.  She was born December 2, 1962, in Bloomer to Vern and Yvonne (Rammer) Verkuilen. She was a graduate of Bloomer High School and UW Stout. Sara married John Caron on March 10…

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Grant O. Cutting, age 93, passed away on November 6, 2022, at home on the farm.

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Henrietta C. Derks, 88, of Eagleton, passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2022, at her home with her children at her side while under the care of Promedica Hospice.

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Andrew Joseph Bohl, 28, of Bloomer, Wis. passed into the arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on November 3, 2022, in the arms of his mother with his father, sister, and brother at his side.

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Magdalen H. Olson “Maggie”, age 99, passed away at Dove Healthcare in Bloomer on October 31, 2022.  She was born on March 31, 1923 in Fountain City to Leonard and Ida (Ziegeweid) Frie. She graduated from Arcadia High School and St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Milwaukee.  She married Herman O…

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Lelah C. Veum, 94, of Bloomer, passed away on Monday, October 24, 2022, at VitaCare Living in Bloomer.

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Jeanette Marquardt, 71, of Bloomer, passed away Sunday, October 23, 2022, at Dove Healthcare in Bloomer after a two-year stay.

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Merlene (Fanetti) Schwartz, 86, of Chippewa Falls, Wis. passed away peacefully at home on October 23, 2022.  Merlene was born on October 20, 1936, to Anthony and Florence Fanetti in Bloomer, Wis.  Merlene had a huge heart and was always ready to jump in and lend a hand. She was an extremely …

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Frank E. Kyes, age 83, of Bloomer, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, October 24, 2022.

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Gordon J. Weyers, age 90, passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2022, at MCHS in Bloomer.  He was born July 20, 1932, in Kaukauna, Wis. to Herman and Clara (Biese) Weyers. He married Dorothy “Dot” Schaefer on August 2, 1955, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Kaukauna, Wis.  He served in the Un…

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Joseph “Joe” C. Rada, age 78, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, at Mayo Hospital in Eau Claire. He was born April 28,1944, in the Town of Woodmohr to Cyril and Esther (Bauer) Rada.

Helen M. Kouba, 95, of Chippewa Falls, passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at Our House Assisted Living in Chippewa Falls.

Clinton Erks, age 65, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.  He was born on December 31, 1956, in Colorado to Dale and Jean (Parsons) Erks.   

The world lost a remarkable man, Craig Arendt, on Sunday, October 16, 2022, due to a medical emergency at his home in Eau Claire. He was admired for his thoughtfulness, honesty, intelligence, strength, bravery, and adventurous spirit. Of the mountain of words we could use to describe him, he…