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home : obituaries December 17, 2014


Colleen Jane Bronstad
Colleen Jane Bronstad, 67, of Chetek passed away peacefully at her residence on December 16, 2014 with her loving husband by her side. Colleen was born to Orville and Blanche Mc-
Lellan on August 3, 1947.
She graduated from Cameron High School in 1965. Colleen's jobs throughout her life included working in the office at New Auburn High School, JC Penney, County Market in Rice Lake and the bank in Barron, but her favorite profession was as a calligrapher. Everyone who knew her was always impressed by her beautiful handwriting.
She was a grateful member of the Chetek Al-Anon Club for over 34 years and was thankful for the many friends she gained through this affiliation.
In June of 1983, she married the love of her life, Basil Bronstad, at Chapel of the Bells, in Reno, Nevada. Over the course ...

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Janice Oliver
Janice Oliver, 83, of Chippewa Falls, died on Friday, December 12, 2014, at her home under the care of her family and Mayo Hospice. A private family memorial was held at her home in Chippewa Falls.
Janice was born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, on June 6, 1931, the daughter of Arthur and Mildred Knudson.
She graduated in 1949 from Rice Lake High School before attending the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
Janice lived a full and active life raising a family of five children. In addition, Jan owned and operated fabric stores in Ashland ...

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Alice Mianecki
Alice Mianecki of Rice Lake, WI, died on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire. She was born in Racine, WI on December
8, 1930.
Alice married Bernard (Ben) Mianecki in Racine, WI on August 21, 1954. She graduated from Carthage College in 1953 with a bachelor of arts in education. After her marriage to Ben, they lived in St. Louis, MO, Beloit, WI and, in 1978, moved to Northern Wisconsin.
Alice was involved in St. Anthony Parish in Cumberland. She had a passion for cooking and catering and served funeral meals as part ...

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Merlyn Hanson
Merlyn Hanson, age 93, passed away on Sunday, December 14, 2014 surrounded by her family.
She is survived by seven children, Mervin (Pat) Hanson of Cameron, Herbert Hanson of Cameron, Sharon (Doug) Logas of Rice Lake, Sandy (Scott) Russell of Barron, Bradley (Lea) Hanson of Chetek, Betty (John) Tschernach of Rice Lake, and Randy Hanson of Cameron; a sister, Alma Smith of Woodville; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard O. Hanson of Cameron; a daughter-in-law, Sandy (Herbert) Hanson ...

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Selma T. Jacobsen
Selma T. Jacobsen, age 90, of Rice Lake, WI, died on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, surrounded by family at Rice Lake Convalescent Center. She was born on October 28, 1924 to Arthur and Caroline (Sundall)
Lundgren in Seattle, WA.
After high school she went to cosmetology school. On June 21, 1952 she was married to Merrill Jacobsen at Trinity Lutheran Church in Deronda, WI.
Selma was a laundress at the hospital and took pride in serving others. She was artistic, had an adventurous spirit and loved to travel. Selma enjoyed socializing and had a genuine concern ...

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Hugh McDermott
Hugh McDermott, age 78, of Rice Lake, WI, died Monday, December 15, 2014 at Lakeview Medical Center in Rice Lake. He was born on October 3, 1936 in Park Falls, WI to Arthur and Elizabeth (Ring) McDermott.
Hugh graduated from Ashland High School in 1955 and then graduated from UW-Superior in 1959.
He taught school starting in 1959 at Lincoln Elementary School for a few years and then taught 6th grade at Rice Lake Middle School from 1962 until retirement in 1993.
Hugh was married to Bonnie Olson ...

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Barb Selvig
Barb Selvig, age 67, of Chetek, WI, died on Friday, December 12, 2014 in Chetek. She was born on February 18, 1947 to
Loraine and Helen (Freeman) Knott in Chicago, Illinois where she was raised and attended school.
The family later moved to California and Barb resided there for a number of years. She moved to the Chetek area around 1974. On January 6, 1985, she was married to Michael Selvig in Barron.
Barb was a very caring person. She loved knitting and made many items for her family as well as donating items ...

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Bryan John Kalla
Bryan John Kalla, age 76, of Rice Lake, WI, died on Friday, December 12, 2014 at Lakeview Medical Center in Rice Lake. He was born on June 25, 1938 in Rice Lake, WI to Nick and Helen (Davidson) Kalla.
Bryan attended grade school at St. Joseph Catholic School in Rice Lake and graduated from Rice Lake High School. Bryan ...

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Betty Jo Marshall
Betty Jo Marshall, 75, of Rice Lake, went to meet her Lord and Savior on Friday, December 12, 2014 at Barron Care and Rehab. She was born on October 26, 1939 in Clarksville, TN to Joseph and Kathryn
(Baggett) Sweeney.
After completing her
education, she married Charles M. Marshall on February 15, 1954 in Corinth, Mississippi after which they moved to Rice Lake, WI.
After a year, she and her husband moved to Hilger, Montana where they worked on a ranch for a short time. They returned ...

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Nora Longmire
Nora Longmire, age 88, of Rice Lake, WI, died on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at Care Partners Assisted Living in Rice Lake. Mrs. Longmire was born to August and Mabel (Johnson) Berg on April 9, 1926 in Glenfield, ND.
Her family moved to Stanfold Township of Barron County where Nora attended Barron High School. Nora worked as a telephone operator in Rice Lake before marrying Lee Longmire on May 3, 1947 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Rice Lake.
After retirement, the couple ...

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Eileen Robarge
Eileen Robarge, age 68, of Rice Lake, WI, died on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Lakeview Medical Center in Rice Lake. She was born on June 25, 1946 in Rice Lake, WI to Ernest and Erline (Anderson) Erickson.
Eileen graduated from Rice Lake High School in 1964. She attended technical college in accounting and worked for Link's. She was a clerk at Henning's, National Foods, Holsum Bakery, ...

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Russell J. Brown
Russell J. Brown, age 94, of Rice Lake, WI, passed away on December 8, 2014. He was born on April 11, 1920 in Keewatin, MN.
He graduated from Keewatin High School in 1939, attended Hibbing Jr. College for two years and was drafted into military service on May 5, 1942. He served with the 103rd Combat Engineers in the Aleutian Islands and attended Washington Lee University before being discharged.
He married Rena Roy of Chisholm, MN in 1943. They had two daughters, Barbara (Brent) Burns and Peggy Brown (Richard) Meyer ...

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Rick Gauthier
Rick Gauthier, 48, of 11850W Beaver Brook Road in Radisson, WI, died on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at Cumberland Memorial Hospital in Cumberland, WI. He was born in Rockford, IL on March 31, 1966, a son of Edward Carl and Madeline Mary Denelenne Gauthier. They preceded him in death.
Rick lived in Ladysmith and Weyerhaeuser before Radisson. He married Crissa Lynn Seierstad in Conrath, WI on March 3, 1996.
Rick was a mechanic, logger, truck driver and a jack of all trades.
He is survived by his wife, Cris; sons, Ricky ...

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Lemoine Benson
Lemoine Benson, 88, of Hudson, WI, died on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at Red Cedar Canyon Memory Care in Hudson, WI. He was born on September 23, 1926 in Barron, WI, the son of Victor and Ella (Reichert) Benson.
He grew up and graduated 8th grade in Barron, WI. On June 6, 1948 he married the love of his life, Joyce Mishler, at First Lutheran Church in Barron, WI.
They lived in the Rice Lake, Barron area until moving to Hudson in February of 2010. Lemoine was proud to have worked at Gustafson Dairy for over 20 years. He was the milk man for many families in Rice Lake. He ...

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Bobbie Clark
Bobbie Clark, age 74, of Rice Lake, WI, died of recent multiple medical complications on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, WI. Bobbie Jacobson was born on February 22, 1940 to Russel and Margaret (Gugel) Jacobson in Menomonie, WI.
She graduated from Menomonie High School in 1957 and continued her education at Luther Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1960. Bobbie was a registered nurse for Indianhead Medical Group ...

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Elphia Zieroth
Elphia Zieroth, age 96, of Rice Lake, WI, died on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Our House Assisted Living in Rice Lake. Elphia Hoffman was born on December 8, 1917 in South Dakota to John "Nick" and Julia (Hoyez) Hoffman.
The family moved to Rice Lake when she was nine months old.
Elphia was married on September 26, 1936 to Martin B. Zieroth in Rice Lake. She was employed by Hagen's Motel in Rice Lake for many years.
She enjoyed quilting, cooking, baking ...

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Brooke Baures
Brooke Baures, age 21, of Chetek, WI, died on Monday, December 1, 2014. She was born to Ronald and Kerrie (Clark) Baures on April 9, 1993 in
Ladysmith, WI.
Brooke graduated from Cameron High School in 2011 and was a senior student at WSU, Winona, MN majoring in social work.
Brooke Baures is survived by her parents, Ron and Kerrie Baures of Chetek, WI; maternal grandfather, Arthur Clark of Exeland, WI; paternal grandparents, Lorraine and Thomas Baures of Fountain City, WI; sister and best friend, Bekka Baures of Chetek, WI; aunts and uncles, Julie ...

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Minnie Katherine Huiras
Minnie Katherine Huiras, age 94, of Rice Lake, died on Friday, December 5, 2014 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. She was born on December 28, 1919 in Canton, WI to John and Melvina (Crotteau) Huiras.
Minnie attended Canton School until the 10th grade. She cooked at Land O' Lakes Hotel for about a year and then found employment with Wisconsin Bell Telephone Company, eventually retiring from Ameritech after 37 years. She loved flower gardening and watching Green Bay ...

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Delores J. Anderson
Delores J. Anderson, 80, of Cedar Rapids, died peacefully on Friday, December 5, 2014 in St. Luke's Hospital surrounded by her family. A private graveside service and inurnment will take place at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Delores is survived by her daughters, Wendy (James) Rankin of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Nancy (Eric) Van Sickel of Johnston, Iowa, Mary Classon of Marion, Iowa and Betty (Chuck) Marks of Anamosa, Iowa; a sister, Eunice Powers of Minong, Wisconsin; a brother, Delbert Hanson ...

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Gary Horvat
cember 8, 2014 after a long and courageous battle with Lewy Body Dementia. He was born in Chicago on June 7, 1949, the son of George and Audrey Horvat.
He was surrounded by beloved family and is survived by those who loved and cared for him during the past few years, his wife, Mary-Jane; daughter, Katherine (Jason) Teiken; son of his heart, Darren (Chrissy Kunzman) Trimner; daughter of his heart, Sarah Trimner (Michael Soehl); his beloved grandchildren, Owen, Benjamin and Emelia Soeh ...

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Jack Thomas
Jack Thomas passed away on December 6, 2014 at North Ridge Assisted Living in Stevens Point, WI, where he had resided since May of 2012. Jack was born on March 6, 1922, to Ira and Nina (Matthews) Thomas in
Rice Lake.
He graduated from Rice Lake High School in 1939. After Pearl Harbor, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and was stationed in San Antonio, TX for the duration of the war. Following the war, he enrolled in University of Wisconsin, graduating in 1951. He took a teaching position in Neenah, WI.
His marriage to Margaret "Peg" Phillips ...

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Alvin Honetor
Alvin Honetor, age 86, of Rice Lake, WI, died on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at Rice Lake
Convalescent Center. He was born on June 10, 1928 to John and Agnes (Junek) Honetor in Frederic, WI.
Alvin attended a country school and graduated from Shell Lake High School. He entered the United States Air Force and served during the Korean Conflict.
Alvin attended the University of Wisconsin ...

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Lloyd Solberg
Lloyd Solberg, age 84, of Cameron, WI, died on Thursday, November 27, 2014, at American Heritage Nursing Home in Hammond, WI. He was born on August 28, 1930, to Jalmer and Ruth (Hensel) Solberg in Cameron, WI.
He lived in Cameron his entire life. He graduated from Cameron High School in 1949 and enlisted in the United States Army. He served in the Korean War and was a member of Pieper-Marsh American Legion Post 194 in Cameron for 60 years.
On April 27, 1957, he married Diana Beaudette. They raised two sons, Scott and Todd.
Lloyd worked for the Wisconsin Department ...

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Marie Stevens
Marie Stevens, 77, of Cumberland, died on Friday, November 28, 2014 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Rice Lake. She was born on May 2, 1937 in Superior, WI to Martin and Anna (Gideo) Wick.
Marie lived in Cumberland most of her life, with the exception of her adventurous years that were spent homesteading in Alaska.
Marie moved back to Cumberland with her children, Bill and Christy and she met and married the love of her life, Gary and together they had Brian. They were married for 45 years when...

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Dick Lillie
Dick Lillie, 68, of Turtle Lake, died on Friday, November 28, 2014 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire. He was born on July 23, 1946 in Cumberland, WI to John and Ethel (Bisher) Lillie. Dick enjoyed being outdoors, hunting and fishing.
Dick is survived by his son, Justin Mullikin of Cumberland; siblings, John (Anita) Lillie, Jr. of Cumberland, Nancy (Dean) Haugen of Apple Valley, MN, Patricia (Russel) Workman of Barron,.

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Brian Alan Rettenmund
Brian Alan Rettenmund, age 47, of Birchwood, WI, died on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, WI. He was born to Alan and Marjorie (Lemke) Rettenmund on September 19, 1967 in Rice Lake, WI.
After graduating from Rice Lake High School he helped his dad build houses. He was also a mechanic at Tagalong Golf Course in Birchwood, WI and helped his brother, Jeff at Bull Dozin Inc. in Campia, WI.
Brian loved hot rods, fishing and hunting and being a good father and grandfather to his stepchildren ...

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Bernard Sellent
On the 1st of December, 2014, surrounded by voices of all his children reciting Psalm 23, Bernard Sellent passed away peacefully. Bernard was comforted by family and cared for by the incredible caregivers and staff at Cumberland Extended Care Unit and Lakeview Medical Center Hospice. Bernard was 90 years old.
Bernard was born on July 20, 1924 to Albert and Ida Sellent in Almena, Wisconsin. He grew up on the farm, spoke German fluently and learned English in the first grade. Bernard attended both Maple Grove and Barron High Schools. He began farming on his own in 1942.
Bernard married Doris Mae Gross ...

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Milan Bodis
ith his family at his side, two weeks after suffering multiple heart attacks. Milan was born in Cleveland, OH on July 25th, 1942 to Andrew and Marie Bodis (Haneka) who preceded him in death.
Milan and Mary Truax were married in February 1965 in Cleveland. Milan graduated from Cleveland State University in 1971 with a degree in
In 1979, after moving around some, they came with three children to Rice Lake to work at Nichols Home Shield. In 1982 they purchased a jewelry store from Bill and Marge Willkom ...

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Karl Westerlund
Karl Westerlund, age 62, of Sarona, died on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at his home, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his family and beloved hospice nurse, Teresa.
Karl was born on March 3, 1952 in Rice Lake, WI to Elmer and June (Beinhauer) Westerlund. He grew up on the family farm and then worked as a welder in Rice Lake and the Superior shipyards where he welded on the Edmond Fitzgerald.
Karl also played bass guitar in a local band ...

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Virgil C. Edson
On November, 26, 2014 Virgil C. Edson, 91, of Barron, WI died peacefully. Virgil was born on April 20, 1923 to Clarence and Jessie (Hutchison) Edson in
Barron, WI.
He graduated from Barron High School in 1941, and served in World War II from 1943 to 1946. He graduated from St. Olaf College in 1947 with economics and science majors.
Virgil was an example of compassionate self-
sacrifice. His life's motto was "Every individual in the community has a little civic or social rent to pay. This, he said, makes life meaningful for everyone." Service was so important to him that he received ...

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Margaret Bucnis
Margaret Bucnis, age 69, of Birchwood, died on Thursday, November 27, 2014 at St. Joseph Hospital in Marshfield. She was born on August 8, 1945 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Peter and Angeline
(Halcarz) Lach.
On April 1, 1972 she married Richard Bucnis in Newton County, Indiana. They resided in Birchwood for the past 30 years.
Margaret was an excellent cook and baker of all things. She enjoyed crocheting and made numerous afghans and baby blankets for friends and family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother ...

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Billy Joe Gruenhagen
Billy Joe Gruenhagen, 52, of Chetek, passed away unexpectedly at his residence on Sunday, November 23, 2014. He was born on January 6, 1962 in Shell Lake, WI, the son of Bertha M. (Butenhoff) and Frank Gruenhagen.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He loved to ride his bike and had a passion for swords and dragons but mostly for his dog "Sonora."  He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. 
Billy Joe leaves behind his life-long ...

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Audrey Murley
Audrey Murley, age 85, made her way to heaven on November 25, 2014. We don't know whether she water skied, roller bladed, canoed, biked, hiked, cross country skied or just plain rode a long horned steer through the gates, but we know she made it and all were impressed!
Hers was not a normal life. It was an exceptional one

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Fred Sharpley
Fred Sharpley, 83, of Cameron, passed away on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at his residence. He was born on December 9, 1930 in Two Rivers, WI, the son of Gladys E. (Day-Sharpley) Hendricks.
Fred married Nancy Jane Selkow on July 16, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois. He served his country in the U.S. Navy for nine years, including service during the Korean Conflict.
After his military service, Fred and Nancy lived in Chicago for four years before moving to Wisconsin in 1961. Together, they began dairy farming in the Chetek/Cameron area.
After Fred had heart bypass surgery in 1996, he retired ...

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Gary E. Amundson
Gary E. Amundson, 69, of Montgomery, passed away on November 20, 2014 surrounded by his family. He was born on January 27, 1945 in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, the son of Ernest and Erma Amundson.
He was proud of his roots in Wisconsin and the family spent much of their time traveling back to see family and friends. He always remained a diehard Green Bay Packer fan.
Gary was employed with Caterpillar for 45 years...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Walt Scholbrock
Walt Scholbrock, age 93, passed peacefully in the morning hours of November 21, 2014 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Rice Lake, WI. He lived a long and successful life. He was born to Herman and Regina (Thuente) Scholbrock on November 16, 1921 in Festina, IA.
He attended St. Mary's School in Festina, IA and Wadena High School, Wadena, IA.
On July 2, 1942 Walter enlisted in the Navy ...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Jake Jacobson
Jake Jacobson, age 71, of Rice Lake died on Monday, November 17, 2014 at his home. He was born on October 1, 1943 in Barron, WI to Boyd and Myrtle (Germanson) Jacobson.
He graduated from Barron High School in 1961 then served in the U.S. Air force from 1961 until 1965.
In June, 1963, he married Geralyn Weise in Barron. They had two children, and later divorced. On October 15, 1997, he married Brenda Huber in Las
Vegas, NV.
Jake worked as an aircraft mechanic...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Mark Hayes
Mark Hayes was born on July 7, 1974 to Bob and Karen (Fegan) Hayes in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. He passed away on November 10, 2014 in Fargo, ND.
He went to school and graduated from Birchwood High School in 1992. He completed one year at WITC studying police science.
He worked at St. Croix Casino in Turtle Lake and later at Jennie-O Turkey Store in Barron. He then attended...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Mike Harback
Mike Harback passed away on November 09, 2014 in Kingman, Arizona where he had lived for 19 years. Mike was born on June 26, 1942 in Rice Lake to Kathryn and LaMoine Harback.
He was a graduate of Rice Lake High School, Class of 1960. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served from 1960 until 1964 when he was honorably discharged. During his service he was assigned to the USS Boleo in Key West, Florida during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Mike married Peggy Ann Parsons on June 27, 1968 ...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Ardie Barnes
Ardie Barnes, 89, of Medford, Oregon, passed away on November 12, 2014 in the peaceful
atmosphere of her home. Ardie was born on August 7, 1925 in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, to Leonard and Marie (Langland) Kezer.
After graduating from Washington High School in Rice Lake, in 1943, she and her sister Doris, traveled to Seattle, Washington where they both worked at Boeing Aircraft Co., helping to assemble military aircraft. Later, Ardie worked for the U.S. Post Office...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
"DJ" Hovland
"DJ" Hovland, age 60, passed away on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at home in Birchwood, WI. He was the son of Ruben and
Florence (Retrum) Hovland, born in Northfield, MN on August 22, 1954.
After graduating from Northfield High School, Don worked as a farmer, mechanic, marine parts manager and real estate broker. He loved living in the woods surrounded by animals . . .

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Daniel Meyers
Daniel Meyers, resident of Exeland, WI, passed away peacefully at Sacred Heart Hospital on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at the age of 80. Daniel was born the son of Clarence and Ann Meyers on January 14, 1934 in Ladysmith, WI.
Daniel graduated from Tony High School and was drafted by the Chicago Whitesox where he played baseball in the KITTY League farm system in Tennessee and Kentucky.
This was where he met and married . . .

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Juanita Mae Neaman
At the age of 74, our amazing wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend, Juanita Mae Neaman, went to be with the Lord on Monday, November 10 at 5:30 p.m. She joined her brother, Donald Jewell; sister, Darlene McHugh; and parents, Doris and Marie Jewell.
She is survived ...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Margie Gapinski
Margie Gapinski, 77, of Exeland, died on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at Rice Lake Convalescent Center where she had resided for the past two years. Margie was born in rural Exeland on July 23, 1937, the thirteenth of fourteen children. She was the daughter of George W. and Esther Stephanie Galien Villiard.
She married Fritz Gapinski in Exeland on June 30, 1956. He preceded her in death on August 4, 1995. A subsequent ...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Adeline Johnson
Adeline Johnson, 92, of Rice Lake, WI passed away on Monday, November 10, 2014 at her home in Rice Lake, WI. Adeline was born on June 1, 1922 to Arthur and Sarah (Nelson) Olson
in Grantsburg, WI.
Adeline is survived by her daughters, Linda De-Rousseau of Rice Lake, WI and Bonnie Weber of Rice Lake, WI; daughter-in-law, Peggy Haugen of Rice Lake, WI; six grandchildren; five step-grandchildren ...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Ted Alton,
Ted Alton, age 99, of Rice Lake, WI, died on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Marshall Regional Medical Center in Marshall, MN. He was born on January 3, 1915 to Paul and Amelia (Bandli) Alton in Rice Lake.
He attended Halvorson Homestead Elementary School and graduated from Rice Lake High School in 1929.
His farming career started by developing a very fine registered Holstein dairy herd and later he operated a successful poultry operation.
On June 9, 1945, he married his wife of 65 years, Edna Mork in Birchwood, WI and together they raised their ...

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Lyle Cutsforth
Lyle Cutsforth, age 82, of Birchwood, WI, died on Monday, November 3, 2014 at Lakeview Medical Center in Rice Lake.He was born on December 21, 1931 to Emmet and Lora (Lee) Cutsforth in
Lyle entered the United States Marines and served during the Korean Conflict. He was wounded on the last day of the conflict and was a Purple Heart recipient.
On October 27, 1956 he was married to Alice Krizenesky. Lyle drove a milk truck and operated his own construction ...

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Bob Christianson
Bob Christianson, age 89, of Fullerton, CA and Rice Lake, WI, passed away on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at his home in California. He was born on January 10, 1925 in Rice Lake to Chris and Lillian Christianson.
He grew up in Rice Lake, attended St. Joseph School and graduated from Rice Lake High School. He joined the United States Army Air Force and served during World War II as a B-25 tail gunner....

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Bob Christianson
Bob Christianson, age 89, of Fullerton, CA and Rice Lake, WI, passed away on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at his home in California. He was born on January 10, 1925 in Rice Lake to Chris and Lillian Christianson.
He grew up in Rice Lake, attended St. Joseph School and graduated from Rice Lake High School. He joined the United States Army Air Force and served during World War II as a B-25 tail gunner....

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Lois Hanson
Lois Hanson, 99, of Barron, WI formerly of Hillsdale, WI, passed away peacefully at Dallas Care and Rehab Center in Dallas, WI on October 28, 2014. Lois was born in Dallas, WI to Carl and Della (Randall) Espeseth on July 15, 1915.
Lois attended school in Dallas and later college in River Falls, WI. Lois was married to Ingwald Hanson on June 9, 1939 in Dallas, WI. She taught school for a few years before staying home to raise her family. She and Ing owned Ing's General Store in Hillsdale ...

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Louis Richey
Louis Richey, age 70, of Cumberland, WI, died on Friday, October 31, 2014 at Lakeview Medical Center in Rice Lake. He was born on April 7, 1944 to Ivanhoe and Sarah (Challis) Richey in Geary, OK.
After graduating from high school in California in 1962 he entered the United States Navy. He was honorably discharged after eight years.
Louis was married to Anna Armstrong on July 9, 1974 in Texas. He was an electrician and worked for Jennie-O Turkey ...

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Helen Arnevik
Helen Arnevik, age 81, of Rice Lake, WI, died on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, WI. She was born on November 24, 1932 in Rice Lake, WI to Hans and Mildred (Johnson) Rasmussen.
She was married to Raymond Arnevik on April 5, 1959 in Campia, WI. She worked at Lakeside Hospital in Rice Lake, WI, Knapp Haven Nursing Home in Chetek, WI and Spooner Nursing Home.
She enjoyed gardening and flowers, watching the Packers and Brewers, reading, going to sheep shows, ...

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Tess Weyek
Tess Weyek 85, following a brief illness, was granted her angel wings on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, surrounded by her family in Eau Claire.
Tess is survived by her four children, Rick and Betty Weyek, Paul and Janelle Weyek, Diane Jakus and Tony Weyek; five grandchildren, Doug Weyek, Melissa Ronan, Jacob Weyek, Brett Weyek ...

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Dennis Floe
Dennis Floe, age 73, of Rice Lake, died on Monday, November 3, 2014 at the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis. He was born on April 17, 1941 in Warroad, MN, the son of Harold and Vivian (Sather) Floe.
Denny made a career with the United States Army for 24 years that included many tours in Vietnam and Korea. He retired as a 1st Sergeant E8 and received the Bronze Star Medal in 1967 for applying his sound judgement and extensive knowledge to the U.S. mission ...

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Ruth Marie (Ritland) Larson
Ruth Marie (Ritland) Larson, age 82, died on October 30, 2014 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, MN, the same hospital in which she was born.
She attended Eau Claire and Birchwood high schools. She returned to school at age 40 and earned a BA in sociology in four years at UW-Madison.
She was preceded in death by her parents ...

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Emily Helfer
mily Helfert, age 89, of Rice Lake, WI, died on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Rice Lake Convalescent Center. She was born on March 20, 1925 in Chicago, IL to Adam and Emily (Oswald) Gordon.
Emily was married to Howard Helfert on September 16, 1950 in Chicago. She worked for the telephone company as a clerk for many years.
They moved to Mikana, WI in 1986 and later Rice Lake, WI. Emily loved making people laugh, being with her church group, her ...

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Nicholas J. "Nick" Capra
Nicholas J. "Nick" Capra, 94, of Cumberland, died on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Pioneer Nursing Home in Prairie Farm. He was born on July 15, 1920 in Cumberland, WI to Nicholas and Lena (DeGidio) Capra.
Nick attended and graduated from Cumberland High School in 1940. During high school, he was very active in sports and captain of both the football and basketball teams. After high school ...

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Nellie I. Blake
Nellie I. Blake, 98, of Barron, WI, died on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Heath Systems Northland Nursing Home in Barron, WI. She was born in Eagle Bend, MN on June 3, 1916 to Oscar and Metta (Christiansen) Thorud.
Nellie attended South High School and Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN.
On June 8, 1938 she married Chester C. Blake ....

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Shirley J. Wiesner
hirley J. Wiesner, age 90, of Rice Lake, WI, died on Friday, October 17, 2014 at Lakeview Medical Center in Rice Lake. She was born on August 10, 1924 in Colfax, WI to Lawrence and Vera (Johnson) Fjelsted.
Shirley graduated from Cameron High School. She worked at her dad's store, Fjelsted's Home Store in Cameron during high school. During World War II she worked at an ammunition plant.
Shirley was married to Loren Wiesner ...

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Artis M. Curtis
Artis M. Curtis, age 87, of Frederic, WI, formerly of Rice Lake, WI, died on Friday, October 17, 2014 at St. Croix Regional Medical Center in St. Croix Falls, WI. She was born on May 14, 1927 in Viroqua, WI to Lester and Alice (Martin) Chambers.
After graduating from Belvidere High School in 1945, in Belvidere, IL, she attended Columbia Academy ...

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Leonard J. Tape
Leonard J. Tape, age 77, of Rice Lake, WI, died on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at his home. He was born on May 17, 1937 to Harold and Hilda (Williams) Tape in Boyceville, WI.
He was raised and attended school in Colfax and graduated from Colfax High School in 1955. In 1957 he was married to Joy Moe. Leonard drove trucks over the road for most of his life and received many safety awards over the years.
He loved fishing and taking fishing trips ...

Thursday, October 23, 2014


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