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Mary Lucille Carlson, age 74, was gently welcomed into Heaven by her beloved parents on January 8, 2021. 

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Vergean Joyce Stewart 82, of Rice Lake, Wis. died Sunday, January 10, 2021 at Cambridge in Rice Lake surrounded by her loving family.

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Martha Mae Cunningham, age 87, passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021 at her home in Bloomer. She was born in Hannibal Wis. on April 23, 1933 to Perry and Agnes (Fisk) Olds. She married LaVerne “Junie” Cunningham on July 3, 1950 in Ladysmith Wis. Martha and Junie lived in the Walworth area u…

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Janet Downey Ragan, 87, passed away Christmas Eve morning in Winter Garden, Fla. Janet was the daughter of Frank and Saima Downey. She graduated from Bloomer High School in 1951. She spent 4 years in the US Air Force, married and spent time touring the world. She had two sons, one daughter (…

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Jacqueline Ann Pitts, age 75, passed away Friday, January 1, 2021 at Mayo Clinic in LaCrosse. She was born June 5, 1945 in Chippewa Falls to Robert and Irene (White) Moe. She married Gary Pitts on December 6, 1969 in LaFayette, Wis. Jackie worked as a Testing Engineer for Cray Research and e…

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Ruthanne (Nachtwey) Spurlock passed away Monday, December 21, 2020 at her home in Black River, Mich. 

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Cecilia L. Erickson Paulus, 95 of Bloomer/Eau Claire passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at the home of her daughter, Ellen.

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Catherine Grace Burke of Otter Creek, lost one of the only losing arguments of her life on Monday, December 14. She succumbed to a battle with cancer and died in her home surrounded by family. Left without her wit and drive are her husband of 47 years Stephen Scoll, children, Krome (Julie), …

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Lenore D. Kromschroeder (Marquardt; Erickson) of Inver Grove Heights, Minn. passed away on December 16, 2020 at the age 79.

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Vernon J. Schindler, age 78, passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at his home.  He was born June 27, 1942 in the Town of Howard, Chippewa County, Wis. to Herman and Ludwina (Bohl) Schindler.  He married Mary Zwiefelhofer on April 11, 1964 at Notre Dame Catholic Church in Chippewa Falls.  V…

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Janice D. Bleskacek, age 87, passed away at Dove Healthcare in Bloomer on Sunday, December 13, 2020. She was born to Louis and LaVera (Petska) Lehrer on April 25, 1933 in Chippewa Falls. She married Kenneth Dezern on September 30, 1953 who passed away in 1971. On August 29, 1981 she married …

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James F. Doers, age 94, passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at Heritage Lakeside in Rice Lake. He was born March 12, 1926 in New Auburn to James and Alvina (Scheuer) Doers. He shared many stories from his youth on Shattuck Lake and his school years in New Auburn. He graduated from Chippe…

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Virginia Coldren Young passed away on December 2, 2020. Born in Hillsdale, Mich., February 20, 1923 to Arthur and Gertrude Coldren, she was 97 years old. At the center of her life she held a firm and persistent faith in her Savior Jesus Christ. She looked to him as her eternal hope. She pray…

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FloyAnn Lofthus was born on September 17, 1945 in Barron County, Wis to Harvey and Verna Knowlton. She was baptized on December 21,1945 at home. FloyAnn attended Kindergarten through 8th grade in Sand Creek. She was confirmed on April 10, 1960 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, and graduated f…

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David W. Conis Sr., passed away unexpectedly on November 28, 2020 due to Covid 19.

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Joann M Clemons Mitchell, age 87, passed away at her home in Cornell on December 1, 2020. She was born on December 4, 1932 to John and Hattie (Steinmetz) Clemons. Joann work numerous jobs in her lifetime and loved to travel across the United States, taking in the beautiful scenery. She never…

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Donna M. Hedler, 88, of rural Colfax, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 23, 2020, at her home with her children by her side.

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Richard D. Sahm, age 71, passed away at St. Mary’s Mayo in Rochester Minn. He was born January 14, 1949 in Stanley, Wis. to Donald Sr. and Virginia “Bonnie” (Mickelson) Sahm. Rick served in the US Army in Viet Nam. He married Joyce Sippy in 1974. He loved the Lord and spent many hours volunt…

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Roland O. “Rollie” Shadick, age 85, died Friday, November 20, 2020 at MCHS in LaCrosse from complications due to Covid-19. He was born December 2, 1934 in Antigo Wis. to Walter and Eleanor (Novak) Shadick where he grew up and attended school. On June 18, 1955 he was married to Clara Mae Fran…

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Kevin Blake Lenfant was welcomed home on November 28, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family and under the care of Mayo Clinic Hospice.

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Maurice “Maurie” Conrad, age 82, passed away at Mayo Clinic in Bloomer on Thursday, November 26, 2020. He was born on January 5, 1938 at his grandmother’s home in the Dutch Flats of Bloomer to Jesse and Mavis (Raatz) Conrad. He married Joyce Kelm, December 5, 1959 at St. John’s in Cornell. M…

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 Raymond L. Burgess, age 84, passed away at MCHS in Bloomer on Monday, November 16, 2020.  He was born November 18, 1935 in Eau Claire to Clifford and Mildred (Lewis) Burgess.  He was married to Judith Anderson in 1956 and Patricia Fanetti in 1999.  Ray owned and operated Bloomer Quality Egg…

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Rhodora Lucille (Rufledt) Robey – a most unique and beautiful name fitting for this most unique and beautiful lady. She was style and grace and movie-star beauty in Wisconsin farm-girl genes and jeans. She passed away on November 18, 2020 at Dove Healthcare Bloomer at the age of 92.

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Virginia Joyce Steffek, 94, of Island Lake, passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at Meadowbrook Nursing Home in Chetek.

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JoAnn Anderson, 71, passed away at her home with her family by her side on Friday, November 13, 2020. She was born March 9, 1949 in Simon, West Virginia to Edward Lowery and Stella Hall Lowery Reek. She married Ray Anderson on September 6, 1968 in Woodstock, Ill. As well as raising her famil…

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Eldon I. Metcalf, age 82, passed away on Monday, November 2, 2020 at Grace Woodlands in Eau Claire. He was born April 24, 1938 in Chippewa County to Jess and Alla (Riley) Metcalf. He married Elva L. Klaar on August 24, 1957 in Island Lake. Eldon worked as a diesel truck mechanic all of his l…

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Doris A. Schroetter, age 87, peacefully went to God under the care of St. Croix Hospice on Tuesday, November 2, 2020, at Lake Hallie Memory Care. She was born in Bloomer, Wis. on February 21, 1933 to William and Anna (Kolmer) Reischel. Right out of high school, she started working at MidAmer…

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Sylvan A. Prill, age 94 passed away on Monday, November 9, 2020 at Dove Healthcare in Bloomer. He was born August 2, 1926 in Chippewa County to Adolf and Katherine (Bowe) Prill. He married Lorna H. Peterson on August 29, 1959. Sylvan was a self-employed livestock salesman and was a member of…

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Donna Mae Yakesh, age 80, passed away Saturday, November 7, 2020 at Dove Healthcare in Bloomer. She was born July 2, 1940 in Clark County, Wisconsin to Raymond and Mathilda (Freund) Burr. Donna was a graduate of Neillsville High School. She married Robert Yakesh in 1960 and later divorced. S…

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Jeannine M. Raycher, age 58, of Greenwood, Wis., unexpectedly passed away at home on Thursday, November 5, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Friday, November 13, 2020 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, in Greenwood, with Rev. Leo Johnson officiating. Burial will be held at 10am o…

Jean Marie Reischel, age 85, passed away at her home on Saturday, October 31, 2020. She was born June 16, 1935 in Wisconsin to Merle and Helen (Schindler) Ellis. She married Gilbert L. Reischel on May 5, 1952. Jean worked hard on their family farm and enjoyed gardening, especially her bluebe…

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Margie May Melberg, age 99, passed away at Dove Healthcare in Bloomer on Thursday, October 29, 2020. She was born on June 25, 1921 in Cooks Valley to Charles and Louisa (Hickethier) Rihn. Margie married Maurice Melberg on September 25, 1946 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bloomer. As a memb…

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Robert Elmer Parrish, born March 4, 1942 in Durham, N.C. passed away at 10 p.m. on October 24, 2020, in Calvert Health Hospital, Calvert County, Md. at the age of 78.

David Thomas Rada, 68, of Chetek passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, October 17, 2020.

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John R Gorton, age 79, passed away on November 2, 2020, at his home in Menomonie, with family and caregivers by his side. John was born in Bloomer on August 22, 1941, to Raymond and Mava (Martin) Gorton.

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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…