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Allen R. Thompson

(8/31/12)  Allen R. Thompson, age 87, of rural Blair, died on Thursday, August 30, 2012 in the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in the Jack Funeral Home in Blair.  Burial will be in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Blair.  Friends may call one hour prior to the service.

 

 

Alyce M. Bettis

(8/30/12) Alyce M. Bettis, 83, of Cataract, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at her home.  A funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Melrose United Methodist Church in Melrose with Reverend Robbie Nowicki officiating. Burial will be in the Melrose Cemetery.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta on Friday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of services. Online condolences may be offered at www.schanhoferfh.com .  The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. 

 

Wendell L. "Wendy" LaValley

(8-29-12) Wendell L. " Wendy" LaValley, age 85, of Black River Falls, WI. died Wednesday, August 29, 2012, in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, WI. of Brockway. Funeral services for Wendell L. "Wendy" LaValley will be at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 from the Black River Falls Evangelical Lutheran Church. Services will be conducted by Pastor Joel Gueningsman. Burial with military honors will be in Riverside Cemetery in Black River Falls. Relatives and friends may call at Torgerson’s Funeral Home (715-284-4321) 408 N. Water St. on Friday from 4 until 6 P.M. and on Saturday at the church from 9:30 A.M. until the time of services.

 

Geraldine M. "Geri" Johnson

(8-28-12) Geraldine M. "Geri" Johnson, age 77, of Black River Falls, WI. died Tuesday, August 28, 2012 in the Family Heritage Care Center in Black River Falls.In accordance with Geri’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Torgerson’s Funeral Home of Black River Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

La Verne O. Bjorge

 (8/27/12) La Verne O. Bjorge, 86, of Arcadia died on Sunday, August 26, 2012, at Lakeview Health Care in West Salem, WI.

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Robert J. Wagner

Robert J. Wagner, 88, of Tomah died Saturday, August 25, 2012 at the Serenity House in Tomah.

A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 11:00 A.M. at St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church, 525 Superior Ave. Tomah. Pastor Curt Backhaus will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery with military honors by the Grassman-Sowle-Larsen-Senz American Legion Post #201.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, 801 E. Monowau Street, Tomah from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M., and at the church on Wednesday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service.

 

Glenn E. Rattle

Glenn E. Rattle, 87, of Tomah, died August 25, 2012 at his home.

 

A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, August 31, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mary’s Immaculate Church, 203 W. Monroe St. Tomah. Monsignor Richard Gilles will officiate.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday at the Church from 9:30 A.M. until the time of the service.

The Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

 

Alice M. Hanson

(8-23-12) Alice M. Hanson, age 81, of Whitehall, died on Thursday, August 23, 2012 in her home. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Jack Funeral Home in Whitehall. Burial will be in the Osseo Cemetery in Osseo. Visitation will be Monday, August 27, 2012 from 4-7 p.m. in the Jack Funeral Home in Whitehall and also one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.

 

John L. Scheets

John L. Scheets, 65, of Tomah and formerly of Waukesha died Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at Tomah Memorial Hospital.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2012 1:00 P.M. at St. Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 203 W. Monroe Street. Father David Bruener will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Paul Church Cemetery, Genesee Depot, WI at a later date. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday at the church from 12:00 Noon to the time of the service. Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

Carmilla Root

(8-22-12) Carmilla Root, 61, of Black River Falls, WI, passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2012, at her home. Native American funeral services will be held Saturday, August 25, 2012, 12 noon, at Ho-Chunk District One Community Center, Black River Falls.  Burial will follow in Decorah Cemetery, Black River Falls. Family and friends are invited for visitation Friday, August 24, 2012, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., at Buswell Funeral Home, Black River Falls.  Family and friends are also invited for visitation Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time service at the Ho-Chunk District One Community Center. Buswell Funeral Home of Black River Falls is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences are available at www.buswellfuneralhome.com.

 

Dominic O. Giezma

(8-22-12)  Dominic O. Giemza, 78, of rural Arcadia, died Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at Grand View Care Center, Blair. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 25, 2012 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, North Creek, rural Arcadia, with Rev. Amalraj Arockiam officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Friday, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. followed by a rosary, at Edison Funeral Home, Independence, and one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Online condolences may be offered at www.edisonfuneralhome.com

 

Philip l. Helgeland

(8-22-12) Philip I. Helgeland, 64, of Black River Falls, WI passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at Family Heritage Care Center, Black River Falls, while under the care of Black River Memorial Hospice. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 11:00 a.m., at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Black River Falls. Reverend Steven Stork will be officiating. Family and friends are invited for visitation Tuesday, August 28, 2012, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., at Buswell Funeral Home, Black River Falls. Family and friends are also invited for visitation Wednesday, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Buswell Funeral Home of Black River Falls is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences are available at www.buswellfuneralhome.com

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Marilyn Elizabeth Messick

(8-20-12) Marilyn Elizabeth Messick, age 90, died Monday, August 20, 2012, in her home in Osseo. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Friday, August 24, 2012, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Mauston. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 PM on Thursday at Osseo Evangelical Lutheran Church. Friends may also call on Friday, one hour prior to services, at the church. Schiefelbein Funeral Home in Osseo is assisting the family.

 

Rosellen M. Carlisle

(8-20-12)  Rosellen M. Carlisle, 92, of Sparta, died Monday, August 20, 2012 at Mayo Clinic Health System, La Crosse.
A funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta. Burial will be in Cataract Cemetery, Cataract, WI.  Family and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Friday from 10 a.m. until time of services. Online condolences may be offered atvwww.schanhoferfh.com The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

 

 

Bert C. Smith

(8-20-12) Bert C. Smith, age 77, of Neillsville, WI, died on Sunday, August 19, 2012. A graveside service will be held for Bert at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, August 25, 2012 at Dells Dam Cemetery. Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com. The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Berts’s family with Funeral arrangements

 

Patricia Dechant

(8/20/12) Patricia Dechant, age 81, of Tomah, Wisconsin, passed away Monday, August 20, 2012, at the Tomah Memorial Hospital.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, August 23, 2012, 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Tomah. Monsignor Richard Gilles will officiate. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Family and friends are invited for visitation Wednesday, August 22, 2012, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a 4:00 p.m. rosary by the St. Mary’s P.C.C.W at the Torkelson Funeral Home in Tomah. Family and friends are also invited for visitation Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at the church. The Torkelson Funeral Home of Tomah is assisting the family with arrangements.
 

Carol Lorraine Bartz Johnson Lietz

(8-17-12) Carol Lorraine Bartz Johnson Lietz, 86, of Tomah, went to her heavenly home on Friday, August 17, 2012 at the Tomah Memorial Hospital.  A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, August 20, 2012, 2012, 11:00 A.M. at St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church, Tomah. Pastor David T. Brandt will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday at the church from 10:00 A.M.until the time of the service. Online condolences may be given at www.sonnenburgfamilyfh.com 

 

Charles A. Palmer

(8-17-12)  Charles A. Palmer, age 93, of Albert Lea, MN. and formerly of Black River Falls, Wi. died Friday, August 17, 2012 in his home.  Funeral services for Charles A. Palmer will be at 1 P.M., Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at Torgerson’s Funeral Home (715-284-4321) 408 N. Water St. Black River Falls, WI. Burial with military honors will be in Riverside Cemetery in Black River Falls. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from noon until the time of services.

 

Kenneth "Ted" W. Greeno

(8-17-12) Kenneth "Ted" W. Greeno, 98, of Sparta, died Friday, August 17, 2012 at Rolling Hills Rehabilitation Center, Sparta. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta. Burial will be in
Cataract Cemetery, Cataract. Family and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Monday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. and on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time of services. Online condolences may be offered at www.schanhoferfh.com. The
Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family.

 

Elisabeth M. Hanson

Elisabeth M. Hanson, age 83, of rural Osseo, died on Thursday, August 16, 2012 in her home.

A time of visitation with the family will be held on Thursday, August 23, 2012 from 4-7 p.m. in the Jack Funeral Home in Whitehall.

 

Ernest Miemietz

(8/16/12)  Ernest Miemietz,  87, of Independence, died Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at the Pigeon Falls Health Care Center.

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