Gary H. “Ticker” Marek, age 83, formerly of Bloomer, passed away on September 29, 2022, at his home in Almena.  He was born May 5, 1939, in Chippewa County to Henry and Bernice (Poirier) Marek. On July 31, 1965, Gary married Bette Stehlik in Chicago Ill. He served in the US Army and worked a…

William L. Fair, age 83, of Eau Claire, passed away at the Meadowbrook Nursing Home in Chetek on October 1, 2022. Bill was a dreamer and true to himself. He lived life enjoying  his skill of painting scenery, reading the history and travels of the world, teaching youth Sunday School and call…

Rodger D. Falkenberg, 75 of Bloomer, Wis. passed away Friday, September 30, 2022, after a courageous battle against Lewy Bodies Dementia.

Doris Marie Boos, 89, of Bloomer, died Monday, September 26, 2022, at Vita Care in Bloomer.    

Dennis A. Sherrick, age 85, aka “Wrench”, passed away on Friday, September 23, 2022, at Dove Healthcare in Bloomer.  He was born on January 21, 1937, in Chippewa County, Wisconsin to Frank and Hazel (Kennedy) Sherrick. He married Eunice Oldenberg on June 13, 1959, at St. John’s in Eagleton. …

Our Lord called our loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend, Duane Hetchler home on September 4, 2022, at the age of 73. Born on December 24, 1948, in Cooks Valley, Wisconsin to Ora and Pearl Hetchler.

Richard R. Marquardt, 92, of Bloomer, passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2022, at MCHS Northland, in Barron.

 Darrin J. Loofboro of Delton, Mich. passed away Sept. 3, 2022, at home. He was born to Norman Loofboro and Joanne (Fuss) Batchelder on May 4, 1965, in Bloomer, Wisconsin. Darrin was raised in New Auburn, Wisconsin and later moved to Michigan where he worked as a mechanic, salesperson and fi…

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Theadora (Clough) Metza, 79, of Bloomer, passed away on September 16, 2022, at Meadowbrook in Bloomer.

Pearl Estella Hodowanic of Green Cove Springs, Fla. passed away on August 30, 2022.

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Susan Kay Mullen, age 69, passed away Saturday, September 3, 2022 at Pioneer Health and Rehabilitation in Prairie Farm, Wisconsin.  She was born November 23, 1952 in Chippewa Falls to Leonard and Geraldine (Borofka) Mullen.  She was the owner/operator of State Farm Insurance in Chippewa Fall…

Terry C Channing, age 62 of Chippewa, passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2022, in Cornell.  He was born August 3, 1960, to Charles and Roberta Channing.

Robin Lee Gass, age 65, of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, in Eau Claire on Thursday, September 1, 2022.

Lisa A. Bohlen, age 57, passed away on September 1, 2022, at Marshfield Medical Center in Weston, Wis.

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Leroy “Roy” Foster Jr, age 92, formally of Bloomer, passed away at Hillcrest Rehabilitation Center in Mankato, Minn.  He was born on May 22, 1930, in Monmouth, Maine to Leroy and Madoyln (Proctor) Foster. He served his country in US Army and worked as a Tech Engineer for Sprint.  He was pred…

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James “Jim” H. Hurt, 79, of Bloomer, town of Tilden, died Friday, August 26, 2022, at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

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 Darlene Fay Garbe, age 62, formally of Bloomer, Wisconsin passed away unexpectedly at her home in Crystal, Minnesota.  She was born in Chippewa Falls to Melvin and Frieda (Stangel) Garbe.  

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Seymour Wayne Donaldson, 88, passed away peacefully on August 18, 2022, at the Clifford Chester Sims Veterans Nursing Home in Panama City, Florida, after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Seymour was born in Chippewa Falls, Wis. and was a long-time resident of the Bloomer area. He serv…

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JoAnn M. Guthrie, age 81, passed away on August 19, 2022, at Dove Healthcare in Bloomer.   She was born June 11, 1941, in Chippewa Falls to Gerald and Leora (Reetz)  Rowe.  

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Timothy F. Blum, 70, of Bloomer, town of Tilden, died Friday, August 19, 2022, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

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John R. Paulus, age 75, passed away after battling leukemia on Saturday, August 13, 2022, at Marshfield Medical Center.

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John A. Homa Jr., 91, passed away August 11, 2022, at Care Partners in Altoona, Wis. John was born February 25, 1931, in Hillsboro, Ill. to John and Beatrice (Hill) Homa of Hillsboro, Ill.  He graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1949 and then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served dur…

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Jeffrey “Jeff” N. Zwiefelhofer, 46, of Bloomer passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 5, 2022, at his home.

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Gloria Jean (Schmock) Vettrus, age 73, of Bloomer, passed away at her home on Saturday evening, August 6, 2022, and is now in the arms of her heavenly father. Gloria succumbed to a 2+ year battle with pancreatic cancer. A private family graveside service is being planned for the near future.…

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Kathleen A. Zwiefelhofer, 82, passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2022, at home with her family by her side.

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John “Butch” J. Moonen, Jr. 78, of Chippewa Falls, died Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar in Menomonie surrounded by his loving family.

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Mary Lou Hakes, age 73, passed away August 4, 2022, with her husband by her side.  She was born October 30, 1948, in Mudbrook, Wis. to Harold and Minnie (Wallace) Smith. She married Thomas Hakes on December 6, 1980, at Keystone Church in Cornell.  Mary worked as a CNA and was a dedicated, lo…

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Laura Jean Halfman, 77, of Bloomer, Wis., passed away on Friday, July 29, 2022, at her home under the care of all her children and Moments Hospice following a yearlong battle with cancer. Jean was born on November 13, 1944, at Saint James Hospital in Chicago Heights, Ill. to Ferdinand and Ca…

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Jean Halfman, 77, of Bloomer, passed away Friday, July 29, 2022, at her home in Bloomer under hospice care.  Funeral arrangements are pending at Thompson Funeral Home & Chippewa Valley Cremation Services in Bloomer.

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Karen J. Bohl, age 74, passed away peacefully at her home on July 31, 2022, surrounded by her family.  She was born on July 5, 1948 in Milwaukee, Wis. Her parents were Carl and Eleanor (Schwab) Jahnke. Karen married Richard Bohl on July 29, 1972, in Tilden.  She worked as a customer service …

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Janine M. Huth, passed away at her home on Friday, July 29, 2022.

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Billy J. Stolt, age 57, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 24, 2022, in Brookfield, Wisconsin with his wife by his side after attending a Brewer’s game.

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Fern B. Meisner, 91, of Bloomer, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2022, at Dove Health Care in Bloomer.

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Chloe A. Caterer, 28, of Eau Claire, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Monday, July 18, 2022.

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Earl J. Seckora, 95, of Bloomer, passed away on Friday July 22, 2022, at Dove Healthcare in Bloomer with his family at his side.

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Billy Stolt passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 24, 2022, in Brookfield, Wisconsin with his wife by his side after attending a Brewers Game.  Full obituary and service information will be in next weeks Bloomer Advance or can be found at Olson Funeral Home’s website olsonfuneralhomebloomer.com.

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Moose (Kevin) Triebs, 58, of Bloomer and formerly of Elroy, Wis. passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, surrounded by his loving family, after a short hard fought battle with brain cancer.

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A graveside service was held on July 11, 2022, at Cornell cemetery prior to interment of the ashes of Richard (Dave) and Eva Wilson who both passed away in Texas. The service was officiated by Deacon Randy Wilson.

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Greg J. Seidling, age 60, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Bloomer on Monday, July 18, 2022.

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Wayne Clifford Fehr, born July 26, 1934, in Bloomer, Wis., passed away on July 9, 2022, at Banner Boswell Medical Center, Sun City, Arizona.

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Steven Donald Lotts, age 59 of Colfax Wis., passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 11, 2022.

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Ione Bertha (Klund) Wyss continues her passion for travel leaving this earthly adventure for a heavenly realm on July 11, 2022.  Ione was born July 24, 1934, and raised in Bloomer, Wis. Upon graduating high school, she went on to attend UW-Eau Claire.

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Larry R. Moen, 90, a retired Air Force officer and a Public and Consumer Affairs executive for the U.S. government until his retirement in June 1987, died peacefully, Tuesday July 5, 2022.

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Ilene Pingel passed away on Sunday July 10, 2022, at Colfax Health and Rehab with her family by her side. Ilene was born on April 6, 1925, the daughter of Lorn and Rose (Breed) Shipman. Ilene grew up in Sampson Township, attended Tillinghast Country School and graduated from New Auburn High …

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Dawn E. Hager, age 54, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 8, 2022, at MCHS in Bloomer.  She was born May 12, 1968, in Bloomer to John and Ramona (Hartzell) Hurt.  She married Steven M. Hager on May 11, 1985, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Chippewa Falls.  Dawn had her associates…

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Joan Johnson, 88, passed peacefully with family by her side at Dove Healthcare Center on July 7, 2022.  The conclusion to a full life as a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend.

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James H. Davis, age 85, passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at Dove Healthcare in Bloomer. He was born on August 26, 1936, in New Auburn to Herbert and Eldrid (Chatfield) Davis.

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Peggy (Mattice) Theisen, 68, of rural Bloomer, Wis., passed away on July 4, 2022, at her home under Mayo Hospice care with her husband at her side.

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Marcel Sobotta, 86, of Bloomer, passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at Lake Hallie Memory Care. He was born May 21, 1936, to Jacob and Cecilia (Puchalla) Sobotta in Independence, Wis. He lived in Independence until age 3, when his family moved to Bloomer, Wis.

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John E. Lauer, 87, of Bloomer, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2022, at The Neighbors of Dunn County in Menomonie, Wis.  

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Donna Joy Knutson of Bloomer, Wisconsin, formerly of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin passed away on Friday, July 1, 2022, at Chippewa Manor Nursing Home.  

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Mable Elaine Roush, age 87, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on July 2, 2022, at Country Terrace Assisted Living in Bloomer. She was born May 23, 1935, in Boyne, Michigan, to Lee and Mary Jane (Ryker) Bearss.  She married her husband of 67 years, Leo Roush, Sr., on June 4, 195…

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Gertrude M. Berg, age 93, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2022, at Dove Healthcare in Bloomer.  She was born May 2, 1929, in Sand Creek to Garfield and Mabel (Rude) Ness.  She married Alden D. Berg on February 23, 1952, in Sand Creek.  Gertrude worked at Lutheran Brotherhood and was an amazing h…