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Darla Jane Havlicek

(4/30/12) Darla Jane Havlicek 46, of Eagan, MN Passed Away on April 19, 2012 After living with cancer for three years.

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Gladys B. Wakershauser

(4-28-12)  Gladys B. Wakershauser, age 97, of Black River Falls, WI. died Friday, April 27, 2012 in the Pine View Care Center in Black River Falls.  Funeral services will be at 1:30 P.M Wednesday, May 2, 2012 from the Squaw Creek Lutheran Church, Co. Hwy P, Black River Falls.  Burial will be in the Church Cemetery.  Relatives and friends may call at the Buswell Funeral Home (715-284-2231) in Black River Falls on Tuesday from 5 until 7 P.M. and at the church on Wednesday from 12:30 P.M. until the time of services.

 

Helen M. (Thomas) Gathje

(4/27/12) Helen M. (Thomas) Gathje, age 86, of Hixton, WI.died Wednesday, April 25, 2012 in her home while under the care of Black River Memorial Hospice.  Funeral services will be at 11 A.M. Tuesday, May 1, 2012 from the Upper Pigeon Creek Lutheran Church, rural Hixton, WI.  Burial 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.; Black River Falls on Monday from 5 until 7 P.M., and from 10 A.M. until the time of services at the church on Tuesday.

 

Hazel Chmieleski

(4/26/12) CHMIELESKI, Hazel, 89, of Chicago, formerly of Black River Falls, died Wednesday at Rosewood Care Center in Inverness, IL.  Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Monday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Black River Falls.  Burial will be in Riversdie Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 PM Sunday at Buswell Funeral Home in Black River Falls.  Friends may also call one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.
 

Arthur Frank Janzen

(4/25/12) Arthur Frank Janzen, 93, of Cashton, WI, passed away at Norseland Nursing Home Wednesday, April 25, 2012.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, April 28, 2012, 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Cashton, WI with Father Michael Klos officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Hollow Cemetery, rural Cashton. Family and friends are invited for visitation Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Torkelson Funeral Home of Cashton, WI, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at www.torkelsonfuneralhome.com.
 

David L. Steinke

(4/25/12) David L. Steinke, age 48, of rural Whitehall, died on Monday, April 23, 2012 in his home.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Whitehall. Burial will be in the Hay Creek Cemetery in rural Fairchild.  Visitation will be Friday, April 27, 2012 from 4-8 p.m. in the Jack Funeral Home in Whitehall and also one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.

 

Frederick D. Borreson

(4/25/12) Frederick D. Borreson, 55, of Watford City, ND and formerly of Sparta, died unexpectedly on April 21, 2012 in Bismark, ND.   A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Lanham-Miller Funeral Home, Sparta, with Reverend Rey Diaz officiating. Private family burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Sparta.  Family and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of services. Online condolences may be offered at www.lanham-miller.com.   The Lanham-Miller Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

Samuel O. Brockman

(4.25.12) Samuel O. Brockman, 76, of Sparta, died Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse.  A memorial service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Lanham-Miller Funeral Home, Sparta. Burial will be at a later time.   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 at  www.lanham-miller.com.  The Lanham-Miller Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

Virginia Morvak

(4/24/12) Virginia Morvak, 89, of Black River Falls, died Monday, April 23, 2012 at Black River Memorial Hospital.  Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Friday, April 27, 2012 at United Methodist Church in Merrillan.  Burial will be in Columbia Cemetery, rural Neillsville.  Friends may call one hour prior to servies at the church on Friday.  Buswell Funeral Home in Black River Falls is assisting the family.
 

Jeannine Ann Davis

(4/24/12) Jeannine Ann Davis, 66, of Arcadia died on Saturday April 21, 2012, at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse. She was born on July 17, 1945, in Arcadia to Hubert and Mildred (Maliszewski) Jereczek. Jeannine married Robert Davis on her birthday, July 17, 1965, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Creek, WI.

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Mary Z. Overlien

(4/23/12) Mary Z. Overlien, 90, of Black River Falls, WI passed away Sunday, April 22, 2012 at Pine View Care Center, Black River Falls.  Funeral services for Mary will be held Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 11:00 a.m., at Little Norway Lutheran Church, Black River Falls. Reverend Calvin Thoreson will be officiating. Burial will follow in Little Norway Lutheran Cemetery, Black River Falls. Family and friends are 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.

 

 

John H. Sullivan

(4-22-12)  John H. Sullivan, 75, of Black River Falls, WI, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2012, at Black River Falls Memorial Hospital, while under the care of Black River Memorial Hospice. According to John’s wishes, there will be no services held. Buswell Funeral Home of Black River Falls is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences are available at www.buswellfuneralhome.com.

 

Carrol Berg

(4-21-12) Carrol Berg age 90 of Blair, WI died on Friday April 20, 2012 in the Tri-County Memorial Hospital in Whitehall, WI. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday April 24, 2012 in the Blair Lutheran Church East (formerly First Lutheran)  Visitation will be held on Monday April 23, 2012 from 4 till 8 p.m. in the Jack Funeral Home in Blair, WI and also one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow in the Rest Haven Cemetery in Blair.

   

Arliss I. Utke

(4-21-12)  Arliss I. Utke, 97 of Tomah, died Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the Tomah Memorial Hospital. She was born on March 29, 1915 to Frank and Alma (Schultz) Zimmerman. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 3:00 P.M. at St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church, 525 Superior Ave., Tomah. Pastor Donald R. Buch will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday at the church from 2:00 P.M. until the time of the service. The Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be given at www.sonnenburgfamilyfh.com

 

Edward C. Shramek Jr.

(4-19-12) Edward C. Shramek, Jr., 83, of Alma Center, WI, passed away peacefully, Thursday, April 19, 2012, at the home of his daughter and surrounded by family, while under the care of Black River Memorial Hospice. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, April 26, 2012, 11:00 a.m., at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Alma Center. Father Emmanuel Famiyeh will be officiating. Burial, with military honors, will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Alma Center. Family and friends are invited for visitation, Wednesday, April 25, 2012, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a rosary starting at 7:45 p.m., at Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home, Hixton, WI. Family and friends are also invited for visitation Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of mass at church. Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home of Hixton is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

Artyce Palmer

Artyce Joy Palmer, 87, of Albert Lea, MN/formerly of Black River Falls, WI passed away Friday, April 20, 2012, at her home in Albert Lea.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 28, 2012, 1:30 p.m., at Torgerson Funeral Home, Black River Falls. Reverend Richard Spande will be officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Black River Falls. Family and friends are invited for visitation Saturday, from 12 noon until the time of the service at the funeral home.

 

Lester J. Olson

(4/20/12) Lester J. Olson, 92, of Sparta, WI, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, WI.  Funeral Services will be held Monday, April 23, 2012, 11:00 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Sparta.  Pastor Jeffrey Miller will officiate.  A private family burial will be held at a later date in the South Beaver Creek Cemetery.  Family and friends are invited to the church on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service for visitation.  The Torkelson Page-Smith Funeral Home of Sparta will be assisting the family with arrangements.  Online condolences are available at www.torkelsonfuneralhome.com.
 
 

Debbie Kay (Orethun) Kroeger

(4/20/12) Debbie Kay (Orethun) Kroeger, 55, of Conover, WI, passed away April 16, 2012.  The Torkelson Funeral Home of Ontario, WI is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at www.torkelsonfuneralhome.com
 

Calvin R. “Preacher” Niemeier

4-18-12
Calvin R. “Preacher” Niemeier, 57, of Janesville, WI, died from complications from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 21, 2012, 2:00 p.m. at St. Jacob’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Norwalk, WI, with Rev. Matthew Minzlaff officiating. Burial will follow at Pilgrim’s Home Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, April 20, 2012 in JANESVILLE, WI at the Whitcomb-Lynch-Albercht Funeral Home from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. Visitation will also be held in Norwalk on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association to fund ALS research are appreciated.
 

James "Jim" R. Solberg

James "Jim" R. Solberg, 84, formerly of Sparta, died Wednesday, April
4, 2012 in Boynton Beach, FL.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the 
Lanham-Miller Funeral Home, Sparta, with Reverend Tiff Bates officiating.
Burial will be at a later time at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Family and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Saturday
from 6 p.m. until time of services.

 
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