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Stuart R. Fullarton

May 30, 1949 - September 21, 2014

Stuart R. Fullarton, age 65, of Menomonie, WI died Sunday, September 21, 2014 at his home in Menomonie. Stu was born May 30, 1949 to Russell and Monica (Katzner) Fullarton in Dubuque, IA. He was raised in Dubuque, attended primary and high school there, and then received a degree in Architecture and Energy Systems Engineering from Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. During college, he met...
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Roxane M. Dye

October 3, 1958 - September 17, 2014

Roxane Marie (Schultz) Dye, age 55, of Menomonie, WI passed away peacefully at home with family by her side on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. She was born on October 3, 1958 in Menomonie, WI to Robert and Eileen Schultz. She enjoyed spending time with her family and grandkids. Some of Roxy's favorite pastime activities were gardening, shopping, playing games and singing karaoke with...
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Richard Lowery

September 15, 2014

Richard Dale Lowery, age 71, of Menomonie, WI passed away Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 at the Neighbors of Dunn County, with his loving wife Cheryl by his side. Dick was born on Oct. 26, 1942 to Walter Coyle and Inez (Latimer) Lowery in Parsons, Kansas. He grew up in Roxana, Illinois and graduated from Roxana High School. He attended Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville where he received...
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Luella Bodsberg

September 15, 2014

Luella Irene (Schultz) Bodsberg, age 94 of Boyceville passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, September 15, 2014 with family by her side. She was born July 17, 1920 in Stanton township of Dunn county, Knapp Wisconsin to Fred W. and Gladys (Neyer) Schultz. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at St Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie Wisconsin. Luella...
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Clifford Retzloff

September 12, 2014

Clifford William Retzloff, age 70, of Wheeler, died Friday, September 12, 2014 at Colfax Health & Rehab. Cliff was born December 8, 1943 in the Town of Red Cedar, Dunn Co. WI to Melvin and Arvilla (Crist) Retzloff. He attended Rusk School. On January 19, 1963, Cliff married Marjorie Brunkow in Chippewa Falls, WI. They were later divorced and on January 4, 1991, he married Rosalie Anderson...
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Eileen Arnold

September 11, 2014

Eileen LaVerne Arnold age 91, of Oshkosh, WI was accepted into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior on September 11, 2014 at Northpoint Medical Rehabilitation Center in Oshkosh. Eileen graduated from Menomonie High School in 1941. She went on to earn her bachelors degree in Home Economics from Stout State University in Menomonie. Later in her career she obtained a masters degree in...
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Dick Kindschy

November 23, 1924 - September 8, 2014

Dick Kindschy, age 89, of Boyceville, passed away Monday, September 8, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Eau Claire. Dick was born on November 23, 1924 in the Town of Red Cedar, Dunn Co, WI to Clarence and Fray (Campbell) Kindschy. On October 21, 1948 Dick married Elizabeth Hintzman in Menomonie. Farming was a big part of Dick's life. He was raised on the family farm working for his...
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Geraldine Knaack Thiede

June 6, 1922 - September 6, 2014

Geraldine (Jeri) Knaack - Thiede, age 92, passed away peacefully at her home on September 6th, 2014. She was surrounded by and lovingly cared for by her family during this time. She will be sadly missed by her children, Dave (JoAnne) Knaack of Eau Claire, Jerald (Ann) Knaack of St. Germaine, Donita (Phil) Follen of Neillsville, Dianne (Bob) Wuethrich of Sun City West, AZ, Don (Susan) Knaack of...
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David D. Clark

August 21, 1938 - August 28, 2014

David Dean Clark, age 76, of Eau Claire, WI passed away Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 at Country Terrace in Altoona. He was born August 21, 1938 in Menomonie, WI to Clinton and Harriet (Millar) Clark and grew up on the family farm. He graduated from Menomonie High School in 1956 and joined the U.S. Air Force for four years. David was married in1962 and they had two sons, Steven and Robert, and...
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Arlene J. Tiefenbacher

August 16, 1930 - August 27, 2014

Arlene Josephine Tiefenbacher, 84, died Wednesday at the Neighbors of Dunn County nursing home, where she spent the last seven weeks of her life after suffering a traumatic head injury from falling down stairs four years previous. Thanks to the tender care of the nursing staff there, she spent those weeks in comfort and good spirits without a great deal of suffering. Arlene was preceded in...
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John "Jack" Quilling

May 12, 1951 - August 19, 2014

Jack R. Quilling, age 63 formerly of Menomonie, WI died unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 near Baldwin. Jack was born May 12, 1951 in Menomonie, WI to John and Lillian (Krause) Quilling. He graduated from Menomonie High School and went on to get an Electricians Degree from Eau Claire Technical Institute. On October 28, 1972 he married Cynthia Burr at Peace Lutheran Church...
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Debra L. Quilling

March 4, 1956 - August 17, 2014

Debra "Debbie" L. Quilling, age 58, of Roberts and formerly of Menomonie, WI died Sunday, August 17, 2014 unexpectedly at her home. Deb was born March 4, 1956 in Menomonie, WI to Rueben and Patricia (Kadinger) Nygaard. She attended St. Joseph's School and then High School in Menomonie. She married Jim Quilling on December 27, 1975 in Menomonie. Debbie was a stay at home wife, mom, grandma,...
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Dianne Husby

August 16, 2014

Dianne K. Husby, age 69, of Billings, Montana, died Saturday, August 16, 2014 from complications of multiple sclerosis. Dianne was born May 3, 1945 to Donald and Marlys Husby in Menomonie, Wisconsin and graduated valedictorian of her class from Menomonie High School in 1963. She received a BA in mathematics from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1967. She spent most of her...
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Irvin Mattison

August 15, 2014

Irvin H. Mattison, age 91, of Menomonie passed away on Friday, August 15, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Menomonie. Irvin Harold Mattison was born on August 1, 1923 in the Town of Lucas, Dunn County, Wisconsin to Phillip and Ragna (Wold) Mattison. Irvin graduated from Menomonie High School and enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served for four years as an MP during WWII. He married...
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Clarence Yaeger

August 15, 2014

Clarence R. Yaeger, age 69 of Menomonie, passed away on Friday, August 15, 2014 at The Neighbors of Dunn County in Menomonie. Clarence Raymond Yaeger was born October 23, 1944 in Menomonie to Raymond and Beryl (Lemon) Yaeger. Clarence graduated from Menomonie High School and later worked as a heavy equipment operator for 21 years with the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139...
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Lowell E. Saxton

December 29, 1932 - August 8, 2014

Lowell E. Saxton, age 81, of Menomonie, WI died Friday, August 8, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Health Care System in Menomonie. Lowell was born December 29, 1932 in Menomonie, WI to Bert and Florence (Waterbury) Saxton. He grew up in the Spring Brook and Fall City/Forest Center Area in Dunn County. He attended the Dunn County Agriculture School and was very active in Future Farmers of America. He...
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Amy C. Thompson

May 30, 1979 - August 7, 2014

Amy C Thompson, age 35 of Menomonie, passed away unexpectedly in her home on Thursday, August 7, 2014. She was born in Eau Claire, on May 30, 1979 to James Thompson and Joan (Tucker) Thompson. She grew up in Eau Claire and graduated from North High School in 1998. On December 9, 2001, Amy was joined in life by her beautiful daughter, Brianna, who was her pride and joy, and her best friend. ...
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Donald M. Jaeger

July 8, 1945 - August 4, 2014

Donald M. Jaeger, age 69, of Menomonie, WI passed away Monday, August 4, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Health System – Menomonie. He was born July 8, 1945 in Knapp, WI to Rudolph and Emma (Stewart) Jaeger. Don attended Lierman Grade School near Knapp, WI and graduated from Menomonie High School. He later completed a short course in farming in Madison, WI. Don also served several years in the...
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Ivelyn L. Brown

January 25, 1926 - August 3, 2014

Ivelyn L Brown, age 88, of Menomonie WI passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, August 3 2014. He was born January 25, 1926 in Menomonie, WI to Edward H. and Bertha M. Brown. He grew up on a dairy farm near Menomonie and graduated from Dunn County Agricultural School in 1947. Ivelyn served several years in the Wisconsin National Guard. He married Olive A Morrow whom he met while...
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Harold L. Wahl

November 13, 1925 - July 27, 2014

Harold L. Wahl, age 88, of Menomonie, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014 at The Neighbors of Dunn County in Menomonie. He was born November 13, 1925 in Menomonie, WI to Leonard and Evelyn (Schultz) Wahl. He was raised in the Menomonie area and graduated from Menomonie High School. On Sept. 17, 1947, Harold married Gloriene E. Litzkow in Menomonie. He worked at Lange's Canning Co. and...
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Ronald Ray Quilling

April 24, 1941 - July 26, 2014

Ronald Quilling, also known as "Q" as he was affectionately called by many, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Sacred Heart Hospital from cancer. He battled this disease with courage, humor, and determination in order to make more memories with his family, especially his five grandchildren. Ron was born on April 24, 1941 to Clint and Ione Quilling in Menomonie, Wisconsin. ...
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Dorothy E. Ashley

August 26, 1923 - July 22, 2014

Dorothy E. Ashley, age 90, of Menomonie, WI passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at The Neighbors of Dunn County in Menomonie. The former Dorothy Elizabeth Sand was born August 26, 1923 in the Town of Lucas, Dunn Co. WI to William and Hazel (Claflin) Sand. Following her mother's death, Dorothy played an active roll in raising her brothers and sisters, especially caring for her three younger...
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June (Ryder) Neal

June 3, 1927 - July 14, 2014

June (Ryder) Herreid (Conn, Neal) passed on Monday, July 14, 2014 at the Our House Assisted Living Center in Menomonie, WI. One of five daughters and surviving all of them, she was the 4th born on June 3, 1927 to William and Alice Ryder of Hibbing Minnesota. In 1947 she married James Conn and gave birth to two sons, James "Jim" and Colin. She and James Sr. parted in 1953 and she moved her...
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Suzanne R. Rhodes

March 28, 1945 - July 12, 2014

Suzanne Ruth (Olson) Rhodes, age 69, of Menomonie Wisconsin passed away on Friday, July 11, 2014 due to complications related to Alzheimer's disease. She was born March 28, 1945 in Mason City Iowa to Maynard and Alice (Jacobson) Olson. Her family moved to the Menomonie area when she was a young child. She graduated from Menomonie High School in 1963. Sue went on to earn a degree from UW...
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Essie M. Donnelly

July 21, 1930 - July 12, 2014

Essie M. Donnelly, age 83 of Menomonie, WI died Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Potter's Country Home near Menomonie. Essie was born July 21, 1930 in the Town of Spring Brook, Dunn Co. WI to James Keith and Alta Leah (Gardiner) Donnelly. She graduated from Dunn County School of Agriculture in 1948. Essie worked and lived in Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, Racine and the Twin Cities. She spent her...
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Sandra Bodsberg

July 7, 2014

Sandra Raye Bodsberg, age 69, of Boyceville peacefully entered the kingdom of heaven on July 7, 2014. Surrounded by her family, Sandie's courageous 16 month battle with ovarian cancer came to an end. Sandie was born on June 19, 1945 (with her twin brother, Andrew) to Andrew R. Hybben and Kathryn V. (Peabody) Hybben at the family farm in rural Clear Lake, Wisconsin. The third of eight...
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Delbert Red Keyes

August 7, 1919 - July 5, 2014

Delbert L. "Red" Keyes, age 94 of Menomonie and formerly of Knapp, WI died Saturday, July 05, 2014 at The Neighbors of Dunn County Nursing Home in Menomonie, WI. Red was born August 7, 1919 in Stanton Township, Dunn County, Wisconsin to Frank and Camsey Dell (Scott) Keyes. During his younger years he worked on the home farm with his parents. He moved to the Twin Cities for a couple of years...
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Lucille Ione Werner

June 17, 1922 - July 4, 2014

Lucille I. Werner of Menomonie, WI passed away Friday, July 4, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Health System – Menomonie at the age of 92. Lucille Ione Trainor was born June 17, 1922 in the Town of Weston, Dunn County, WI. She was the first of nine children that blessed the Elbert and Winogene (Fischer) Trainor family. On August 15, 1942, Lucille married Clarence Werner at St. Paul's Lutheran Church...
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Harriet Shervey

July 1, 2014

Harriet Shervey, age 93, of Menomonie, WI passed away Tuesday, July 1 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, unexpectedly. She was born August 24, 1920 in Menomonie, WI to Elmer and Gertrude (Pulling) Decker, and the youngest and last surviving of eight children. She was a lifelong resident of Menomonie and graduated from Menomonie High School in 1938. Harriet worked at Menomonie...
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Thomas A. Riste

February 8, 1968 - July 1, 2014

Thomas Allen Riste, age 46, of Colfax, WI passed away early Tuesday, July 1, 2014 in the Critical Care Unit at Mayo Clinic Health System - Eau Claire where he had been since June 2, 2014. He was born Feb. 8, 1968 in La Crosse, WI to Allen and Judith (Hill) Riste. He grew up in Colfax, WI, attended Colfax Elementary School and graduated in 1986 from Colfax High School. Tom was confirmed at...
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Viola M. Turner

May 21, 1922 - June 30, 2014

Viola Mae Turner, age 92, of Knapp, WI died Monday, June 30, 2014 at The Heritage Nursing Home in Foley, MN. She was born May 21, 1922 in Hitterdal, MN to Paul H. and Nellie A. (Nelson) Melbye. She was raised in Hawley, MN. Viola married Lilbourn L. Turner on October 20, 1943 in St. Cloud, MN s and they lived in Knapp, WI for fifty one years together. Viola was a homemaker all her life...
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Bertice Bertie Johnson

October 4, 1920 - June 29, 2014

Bertice A. Krueger Johnson, age 93, of Menomonie, WI passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014 at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie. The former Bertice Anna Bryan was born Oct. 4, 1920 in Mobridge, SD to William and Anna (Anderson) Bryan. She moved with her family to Wisconsin in 1936. In 1945 Bertice married Paul Krueger. They had two children, Barbara and Daniel that Bertice raised on her...
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Frances M. Stratton

February 22, 1923 - June 27, 2014

Frances M. Stratton, age 91, of Menomonie, WI died Friday, June 27, 2014 at The American Lutheran Home in Menomonie, WI. The former Frances Mary Moe was born February 22, 1923 in Menomonie, WI to Carl and Mary (Kuester) Moe. She grew up in the north Menomonie Junction area and lived there most of her life. She was baptized and confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie and attended...
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Roselyn V. Klatt

June 7, 1931 - June 27, 2014

Roselyn V. Klatt, age 83, died Friday, June 27, 2014 at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie, WI. Per Roselyn's wishes there will be no formal services. Olson Funeral Home of Menomonie, WI is serving the family.
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John "Joe" Foster

October 27, 1947 - June 23, 2014

John "Joe" J. Foster, age 66, of Menomonie, WI passed away quietly at his home on Monday, June 23, 2014 in Menomonie after a disabling disease struck him. Joe was born in Connersville, IN to H.C. and Phyllis (Dudley) Foster on October 27, 1947. He and his family moved to Lake City, MN when Joe was in seventh grade. He graduated from Lake City, MN High School in 1966. After joining the Marine...
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Hong Xiang Rost

June 8, 1959 - June 19, 2014

June 8, 1959 June 19, 2014 Hong Xiang Rost was born in mainland China June 8, 1959. She and her family experienced the Cultural Revolution up close and personal as her parents, and later Hong herself, spent time being "re-educated" in communal living in rural areas doing farm work. Her family and many friends thoroughly enjoyed her stories of growing up in China. She later graduated...
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Lorraine Mae Schutt

May 18, 1929 - June 19, 2014

Lorraine M. Schutt, age 85, of Menomonie, WI died Thursday, June 19, 2014 at The Neighbors Of Dunn County, Menomonie, WI. Lorraine was born May 18, 1929 in Menomonie, WI to Arthur and Bernice (Wilcox) Behling. She attended Boyceville School District and at the age of 60 got her Graduate/GED diploma, which she was so proud of. She was a homemaker and raised her family, but also was a Home...
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Evelyn Brostrom

June 15, 2014

Evelyn E. Brostrom, 102 of Menomonie died Sunday, June 15, 2014 at American Lutheran Homes in Menomonie, Wisconsin. The former Evelyn McGilton was born June 26, 1911 in Waubeek, Wisconsin to Stuart and Jessie (McNaughton) McGilton. Evelyn married Robert Brostrom on November 22, 1944 in Menomonie. They together farmed in Dunn County, Wisconsin for many years. After Robert's death, Evelyn...
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Betty Hagen

May 30, 1924 - June 14, 2014

Betty Ann (Frank) Hagen passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Unity Hospice in De Pere, WI. Betty was born in Menomonie, WI on May 30, 1924 to Edwin and Hazel (Price) Frank. She recently celebrated her 90th birthday at a "Packer Tailgate Party" surrounded by family and friends. Betty was a Menomonie High School graduate, class of 1942. She went on to attend UW-Lacrosse. She...
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LaMoyne "Bud" & Maxine Overby

June 11, 2014

Together in life and death, LaMoyne (Bud) George Overby and Maxine Lenore Overby were called home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, only 14 hours apart from each other. LaMoyne was born in Catawba, WI on September 18, 1931 to George and Esther (Mittlestadt) Overby. Maxine was born in Eau Galle, WI on March 22, 1932 to Edwin and Olinda (Dahl) Johnson. They each moved to Menomonie,...
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William Pease

June 9, 2014

William "Bill" E. Pease, age 74 of Menomonie, WI passed away on Monday, June 9 2014 at the Neighbors of Dunn County surrounded by his family. William Eugene Pease was born on May 23, 1940 in Menomonie to William and Hazel (Holmberg) Pease. He graduated from Menomonie High School in 1958. After high school he worked in the construction industry, at Badger Iron Works (Fosters) Foundry, then...
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Glory Ann Miller

June 7, 2014

Glory-Ann J. Miller, age 83, of Elk Mound, passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Health System-Eau Claire surrounded by her family. Glory-Ann was born October 15, 1930 in Menomonie to Eli and Mabel (Beguhn) Haase. She graduated from Dunn County Normal School with a teaching degree. She taught at the Roach School in the Township of Sherman, Dunn County for a short period of time. ...
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Genevieve Bignell

June 7, 2014

Genevieve M Bignell well known by all that knew her as Grandma B, 91 of Menomonie WI passed away Saturday June 7, 2014 at the Neighbors of Dunn County. She was born December 22, 1922 to Thomas and Zulita (Hoyt) Kralewski in Canton Township in Buffalo County. Later on the family moved to Porcupine, WI where she met and married James M Bignell. They farmed in porcupine for years before moving to...
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Jennie Pellett

June 3, 2014

Jennie L. Pellett of Menomonie, WI went home to her heavenly Lord and Saviour Tuesday, June 3, 2014 while at Mayo Hospital in Menomonie, WI. She was born Dec, 30, 1923 to Rognald and Anna (Lien) Berentsen, in Minneapolis, MN. She moved to Prairie Farm, WI at four years old and graduated from Prairie Farm High School in 1942. Jennie sang soprano in a quartet with her three younger sisters and...
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William M. Cowden

January 4, 1967 - June 1, 2014

William Morris Cowden, 47, died unexpectedly June 1, 2014 in an accident during his airshow performance in Stevens Point, WI. Bill was born January 4, 1967 in Minneapolis, MN to Walter and Judy Cowden. At the age of 5, Bill and his family moved to Moorhead, MN, where he grew up, graduating from Moorhead High School in 1985. Thereafter, Bill enlisted in the United States Air Force where he was...
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Helen M. Ranney

October 26, 1922 - June 1, 2014

Helen M. Ranney, age 91, of Altoona, WI and formerly of Menomonie, WI passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Health System-Eau Claire. The former Helen Marie Scharlau was born October 26, 1922 and lived with her parents William and Margaret (Cook) Scharlau in the Town of Red Cedar, Dunn Co. WI. She graduated from Menomonie High School in 1941. During W.W.II Helen worked for the Army...
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Ann Mary Bryan

August 22, 1934 - May 30, 2014

Ann Mary Bryan born August 22, 1934, headed for heaven on Friday morning, May 30th, with her crockpot under one arm, and her cookbooks under her other. Ann married Clarence Bryan, her high school sweetheart, and together they raised their 7 children in the Menomonie area. Ann's most important job to her was being a wife to Clarence, and a mother to her children. Her soft beautiful heart...
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Eleanor M. Britton

July 12, 1926 - May 29, 2014

Eleanor Mary Britton, age 87, of Menomonie, WI formerly of Elmwood, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Neighbors of Dunn County in Menomonie. The former Eleanor Mary Bates was born on July 12, 1926 in Wheeler, WI to Ignatz and Rosa (Krammes) Bates. Eleanor spent most of her life in the Elmwood area as a homemaker, also waitressing and operating Farm Hill Country Store and Tavern for...
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Randal L. Arnesen

July 14, 1946 - May 28, 2014

Randal L. "Randy" Arnesen, age 67, of Colfax, WI passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at his home. Randy was born July 14, 1946 in Minneapolis, MN to Rudy and Hazel (Davidsen) Arnesen. Randy married Theodora "Teddie" L. Molumby in South Dakota. He worked his way up the ranks with Proper Oil in Mpls, MN starting at the loading dock slinging tires to Vice President of operations. Randy then...
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Maria E. Larson

July 25, 1943 - May 26, 2014

Maria E. Larson, age 70 of Elmwood, WI died at her home on Monday, May 26, 2014 with her family by her side and comforted by Mayo Hospice. Maria was born July 25, 1943 in Hersey, WI to Erich and Irene (McCarthy) Bahr. She attended Boyceville Schools most of her life and was a High School Graduate of Menomonie. After graduating, she moved to St. Paul, MN and took a secretarial job at the state...
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Lois Oakland

May 23, 2014

Lois Mae (Olson) Oakland, age 86, of Boyceville, passed away Friday, May 23, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Menomonie surrounded by her family. Born March 2, 1928 at Knapp, WI to Maynard and Della (Stuart) Olson, Lois attended Tree Park and Wheeler State Graded elementary schools. She graduated in 1946 from Boyceville High School as co-valedictorian of her class. She then attended Eau...
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Beverly Kistner

May 21, 2014

Beverly A. Kistner, age 77, of Menomonie, WI passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Neighbors of Dunn County. The former Beverly Ann Olson was born April 9, 1937 in Menomonie, WI to Elmer and Florence (Cockeram) Olson. She was raised in Menomonie and graduated from Menomonie High School in 1955. After high school, Beverly went to work in the Dunn County Register of Deeds office, where she...
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Tina Zunker

May 15, 2014

Tina Rae Zunker, age 42, of Menomonie, WI passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014 at home surrounded by her family, after a three and a half month hard fought battle with colon cancer. Tina Rae Owen was born Feb. 21, 1972 in Menomonie, WI to Charles and Carol (Dicks) Owen and baptized at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie. Tina attended St. Mary's Catholic Elementary School in Durand and...
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Keith Bentley

May 14, 2014

Keith R. Bentley, age 52, of Wheeler, WI, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at his home after a long 10 month battle with lung cancer. Keith was born November 9, 1961 to Keith and Helen (Mays) Bentley in Stambaugh, Michigan. He attended high school in Iron River, Michigan. In 1979 he felt the need to serve his country and joined the army where he was a sharp shooter (Rifle). He completed...
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Joyce Hopkins

May 14, 2014

Joyce M. Hopkins, age 73, of Boyceville, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at The Neighbors of Dunn County in Menomonie. Joyce was born January 19, 1941 in Woodstock, Illinois to Eldie & Alberta (Utesch) Hopkins. She grew up on the family farm and always enjoyed driving tractor. Joyce was very mechanically inclined and always tried her best to fix everything that needed repairs. She...
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Betty M. Gesche

July 11, 1925 - May 7, 2014

Betty M. Gesche, age 88, of Menomonie, WI passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Menomonie. The former Betty Mae Eiseth was born July 11, 1925 in the Town of Menomonie, Dunn Co. WI to Arthur and Evelyn (Stokke) Eiseth. She was raised in the Menomonie area and graduated from Menomonie High School in 1943. On March 30, 1948, Betty married Clarence Gesche at Christ...
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Jeffery Evan

May 6, 2014

Jeffery J. Evan, age 60, of Boyceville, WI passed away after a courageous battle with cancer, on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at his home. He was born June 30, 1953 in Menomonie, WI to Jerome and Joyce (Miller) Evan. Jeff was raised in the Boyceville area and graduated from Boyceville High School in 1971. On Sept. 22, 1973, Jeff married Janell Van Blaricom in Graytown, WI. They made their home...
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James Stretch Brandt

May 1, 2014

James "Stretch" E. Brandt, age 62, of Menomonie, WI passed away unexpectedly at his home in Menomonie on Thursday, May 1, 2014. He is survived by his partner, Lori Adams; Siblings: Leroy (Donna), Mike (LuAnne), Rick, David, Gary (Vicki), Mary; Children: David (Norie), Jason (Janine), Melanie (Randy), Travis, William (Shawna); Grandchildren: Devon, Brett, Jordan, Landen, Brooklyn, Matthew,...
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Allen A. Millar

May 20, 1945 - April 29, 2014

Allen A. Millar, age 68 of Menomonie, WI, died on April 29, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester, MN. Allen was born May 20, 1945, in Menomonie, WI, to William and Marjorie (Price) Millar. He graduated from Menomonie High School and furthered his education at WITC in Rice Lake. On October 28, 1967, he married Judy M. Werner in Menomonie. In his spare time he liked to fish, having...
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Fusako "Mickey" Andress

February 20, 1923 - April 27, 2014

Fusako "Mickey" Andress, age 91, of Menomonie, died peacefully on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at American Lutheran Home in Menomonie. The former Fusako Tatemichi was born in Yokahama, Japan on February 20, 1923. On May 6, 1953, Fusako married Allen Andress at the American Embassy in Tokyo, Japan. They returned to Menomonie where they were longtime residents and raised their family. Mickey is...
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Helen Krause

April 23, 2014

Helen J. Krause, age 98, of Menomonie, WI passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at The Neighbors of Dunn County. The former Helen Janet Anderson was born March 13, 1916 in Eau Claire, WI to Oscar and Olga (Lund) Anderson. She attended Dunn County Aggie School. Helen later married Robert Krause in Atlanta, GA. Helen loved to cook and sew and she enjoyed cleaning her house. She also...
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Tina Emerson

April 20, 2014

Tina Marie Emerson age 44 of Eau Claire, WI died Sunday, April 20, 2014 at her home in Eau Claire after a lengthy illness. Tina was born June 7, 1969 in Stillwater, MN to Richard and Janet (Bayer) and raised in Houlton, WI She was a graduate from Hudson High School in 1987 She received her RN, BSN from Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI and MSN from the University of WI – Eau Claire ...
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Donald A. Bolle

September 10, 1929 - April 18, 2014

Donald A. Bolle, age 84 of Menomonie, WI died unexpectedly on Friday, April 18, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems of Eau Claire. Don was born September 10, 1929 in Menomonie, WI to Edwin M. and Saphronia M. (Hohlbien) Bolle. He grew up on a farm near Menomonie and even as an adult, enjoyed driving the tractor and doing field work. He went on to join the U.S. Army and served in Korea attaining...
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Shirely Goers

April 25, 1926 - April 18, 2014

Shirley J. Goers, age 87, of Menomonie, WI passed away suddenly on Friday, April 18, 2014 at Mayo clinic Health System-Eau Claire. The former Shirley Janice Tilseth was born on April 25, 1926 in Menomonie, WI to Louis and Alma (Wiede) Tilseth. Shirley was raised in the Menomonie area and graduated from Menomonie High School. She then moved to St. Paul, MN where she worked at a glider...
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Marlene M. Canon

February 25, 1937 - April 17, 2014

Marlene M. Canon, age 77, of Menomonie, WI passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014 at her home. I enjoyed 77 years of life, every second of jubilance, each trying minute, and the hours of viewing nature's wonders. Even as my body aged, wrinkles appeared, hair came and went, joints retired, I enjoyed life with the vibrancy of a 17 year old. My journey included adolescent years in Hollandale,...
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Rodney Eiseth

April 17, 2014

Rodney A. Eiseth, age 56, of Menomonie, WI passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, MN. He was born May 7, 1957 in Menomonie, WI to Donald and Arlene (Frank) Eiseth. He was raised in the Menomonie area and graduated from Menomonie High School. On July 31, 1982 Rod married Audrey Harvey at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie. In their twelve years of...
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Tamara G. Tammy Lee

April 20, 1960 - April 16, 2014

Tamara "Tammy" G. Lee, age 53, of Wheeler, WI died Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at The Neighbors of Dunn County, Menomonie, WI. Tammy was born April 20, 1960 in Wellington, KS to Marcus and Eleanor (Campbell) Lee. She attended North Texas University with Bachelor Degrees in Music with majors in Brass and Woodwind. She attained her Teachers Certificates in TX and WA. She loved music; teaching...
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Paul D Laberee

August 27, 1956 - April 13, 2014

Paul Douglas Laberee passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at his home. Paul was born on August 27, 1956 to Richard and Aryles (Stene) Laberee, the fifth of five sons. Paul attended school in Menomonie and graduated from Menomonie High School in 1974. Paul was married to Kristine Breckner on his 21st birthday, on August 27 1977 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie. Paul & Kris made...
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Arnold W. Johnson

December 1, 1925 - April 10, 2014

Arnold W. Johnson, age 88, of Menomonie, WI passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the Neighbors of Dunn County. He was born Dec. 1, 1925 in the Town of Tiffany, Dunn Co. WI to Swan and Anna Johnson and lived in Boyceville until his graduation from high school in 1942. Thereupon, Arnold moved to Chicago to continue his education, which was interrupted in 1944 when he was called into military...
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Gretchen "Fred" Valla

September 23, 1963 - April 10, 2014

Gretchen "Fred" M. Valla, age 50, of Menomonie, WI passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014 at her home. Gretchen Marie White was born September 23, 1963 in Limestone, Maine to Lawrence E. and Mary S. (Smith) White. Family was very important to Gretchen, she loved babysitting her grandchildren and spending time with her family. She enjoyed the simple things in life, sitting around a bonfire,...
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Craig A. Dana

May 21, 1957 - April 9, 2014

Craig A. Dana, age 56, of Eau Claire, WI formerly of Menomonie, passed away unexpectedly from complications of the heart, on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Health System-Eau Claire. Craig Allen Dana was born May 21, 1957 in Woodstock, IL to Arthur and Florence (Fournier) Dana. He lived in Massachusetts for many years before moving to Menomonie to be closer to his parents. Craig...
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Yvonne A. McGee

May 23, 1929 - April 9, 2014

Yvonne A. McGee, age 84, of Menomonie, WI passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Health System – Eau Claire, surrounded by her family. The former Yvonne Ardis Couch was born May 23, 1929 in Beldenville, WI to Roy and Mabel (Fox) Couch. She was a graduate of Hammond High School. On Sept. 8, 1948, Yvonne married Richard "Bill" McGee in Hammond, WI. They lived in Glenwood City...
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Muriel M. Schultz

September 4, 1928 - April 6, 2014

Muriel M. Schultz, age 85, of Menomonie, WI passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the Neighbors of Dunn County. The former Muriel Maxine Karnes was born Sept. 4, 1928 in Menomonie, WI to Clarence and Hazel (Frank) Karnes. Muriel worked at a variety of jobs throughout her life, but spent the majority of her life loving and caring for her family. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church. ...
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Dorothy L Smith

March 30, 1916 - April 4, 2014

Dorothy L. Smith, age 98, of Menomonie, WI passed away Friday, April 4, 2014 at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie. The former Dorothy Louise Legge was born March 30, 1916 in Eau Claire County, WI to William and Olga (Frank) Legge. She attended school in the city of Eau Claire. In 1934, Dorothy married Robert R. Smith. They purchased the Central Hotel on Broadway in Menomonie in 1946...
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Roman "Ray" Chevatal

December 3, 1928 - March 31, 2014

Roman "Ray" Chevatal, age 85, of Menomonie, WI peacefully departed this life on Monday, March 31, 2014 at Colfax Health and Rehabilitation. He was born on Dec. 3, 1928 in Chicago, IL to Joseph and Helen (Balaban) Chevatal, and moved to Radisson, WI in 1945 when his parents started the "Chevatal Inn". Ray served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1948 to 1952 which included time in the Korean...
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Wendy S Floyd

August 9, 1958 - March 23, 2014

Wendy Sue Floyd age 55 of Ridgeland, Wisconsin passed away on March 23, 2014 after a battle with cancer. Wendy was born August 9, 1958 in Illinois to Wayne and Lucille (Ryan) White. She graduated from High School in Rib Lake, Wisconsin. She married Terry Floyd on March 17, 1989 in Mesa, Arizona. She worked as an EMT for 22 years, and as an office manager for TW Trucking with her husband...
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Paul E. Natwick

July 30, 1959 - March 22, 2014

Paul Eric Natwick, 54, of Euless, TX died peacefully on March 22, 2014 at his home in Euless with his family members by his side. His long battle with cancer was over. He was born to Roger and Joanne Natwick on July 30, 1959 in Akron, Ohio. The family moved to Menomonie, WI in 1964 where Paul spent his growing up years, graduating from Menomonie High School in 1977. He went on to get a...
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Richard H. Raprager

October 5, 1924 - March 20, 2014

Richard "Dick" H. Raprager, age 89, of Menomonie, WI passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Neighbors of Dunn County in Menomonie. He was born October 5, 1924 in the Town of Lucas, Dunn Co. Wisconsin to Noel O. and Hulda E. (Lemon) Raprager. He was raised in the Town of Lucas and attended Palmer School. Richard retired from Sanna Dairies/Beatrice Foods after 28 years. He also owned and...
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Kenneth R. Schmutz

June 15, 1950 - March 18, 2014

Kenneth R. Schmutz, age 63, of Menomonie, passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at his home. Kenneth Robert Schmutz was born June 15, 1950 in Durand, WI to Robert and Alma (Langland) Schmutz. In 1968, Ken graduated from Menomonie High School. He has resided near the family farm in the Town of Menomonie, all of his life. Ken spent his career driving truck, most recently with Yaggy...
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John "Jack" H. Cook

August 14, 1923 - March 18, 2014

John "Jack" Harold Cook, Jr., age 90, of Menomonie, passed away, Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at The Neighbors of Dunn County in Menomonie. Jack was born August 14, 1923 in the Township Of Red Cedar, Dunn County to John Sr. and Kathryn (Gasteyer) Cook, the youngest of five children. He was baptized at St. John's Lutheran Church in Spring Brook Township. Jack attended Lyndale School, St. Paul's...
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May Xiong Kong

January 3, 1951 - March 16, 2014


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Joyce Hagen

August 10, 1928 - March 16, 2014

Joyce Victoria Hagen age 85 of Menomonie, passed away Sunday, March 16 at the Neighbors of Dunn County, Memory Care Unit in Menomonie. She was born August 10, 1928 in the township of Sherman, Dunn County, WI to William and Victoria Hansen Schultz. She grew up in the Cedar Falls area and graduated from Menomonie High School in 1946. Joyce married Gilmer Hagen June 10, 1948 at Our Saviors...
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Brynne Campbell

March 15, 2014

Brynne M. Campbell, age 37, of Elk Mound, Wisconsin passed away suddenly on March 15th, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Health System-Eau Claire. Brynne enjoyed life and being outdoors with her horses and dogs. Brynne is survived by her husband, David Campbell; her parents, Larry and Kathleen Rugland; two sisters, Samantha Seibert and Michelle Long; three nieces, Jonna, Cherish and Elodie, and many...
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Gladys Block

September 20, 1919 - March 15, 2014

Gladys Ione Block, age 94, of Menomonie, WI passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Health System-Eau Claire. The former Gladys Ione Moritz was born Sept. 20, 1919 in Eau Galle, WI to Lewis and Ellen (Thompson) Moritz. After high school graduation, Gladys attended Dunn County Normal, and then received her Bachelor's degree from U.W. Eau Claire. She taught in Menomonie...
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Myrla Kay Samuels

September 1, 1946 - March 13, 2014

Myrla Kay Samuels, age 67, of Barron, WI died Thursday, March 13, 2014 after a long drown out illness. Myrla was born September 1, 1946 in Sand Creek, WI to Floyd and Hilda (Severude) Davis. She attended school in Chetek and lived in the Barron/Chetek area all her life. Myrla had once been employed by Hillsdale Trophy, Jerome Foods, Cooked at The Barron Bowling Alley was best known for...
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Ryan Williams

March 12, 2014

Ryan James Williams, age 19, of Boyceville, WI passed away accidently on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Boyceville. Ryan James Williams was born December 19, 1994 in Baldwin, WI to Ralph and Becky (Ludtke) Williams. Ryan graduated from Boyceville High School in 2013 and attended one semester at U.W. River Falls. He then transferred to South Dakota School of Mines & Technology in Rapid City,...
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Helen Ann Nowacki

June 22, 1931 - March 11, 2014

Helen Ann Nowacki, age 82, of Menomonie, WI was summoned to her heavenly home, March 11, 2014. Helen was born June 22, 1931 to Tony Janett and Elizabeth (Ludwig) Janett. She was raised by her loving parents John and Elizabeth (Ludwig) Brunner in Milwaukee, WI. As a young woman, Helen cleaned homes, worked at a textile factory and then later as a nurse's aide at a local hospital. Helen...
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Fern Aasen

March 8, 2014

Fern Aasen, age 90, of Wheeler, WI passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Colfax Health and Rehabilitation. The former Virginia "Fern" Harland was born August 17, 1923 in Dunn County to Clifford and Ruby (Owen) Harland and grew up in the Tainter Lake area. She attended Riverside School, Colfax High School and Dunn County Aggie. In 1941, Fern married Carl Thomas and three children were...
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Francis "Fran" S. Lucking

March 8, 2014

Francis "Fran" Sylvester Lucking, born April 13, 1935 at home in Hastings, MN, passed away on March 8, 2014, in Menomonie at the age of 78. Francis is preceded in death by his father, Sylvester Lucking, his mother, Janet (Roy) Lucking Birkholm, his sister Barbie Lou Weatherholz. He is survived by his significant other, Bonnie Anderson. His seven surviving children are Shane (Mary)...
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Nancy L. Howes

March 8, 2014

Nancy L. Howes, age 57, of Menomoine, WI passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014 at her home. She was born December 28, 1956 in Warrensburg, MO to Dr. Richard Benes and Josephine (Waugler). She grew up in the Chicagoland area and graduated from Loyola University Chicago with her BSN degree. Nancy left Chicago in 1989 where she pursued careers in nursing as well as hospitality and retail...
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Beverly Ann Oebser

March 12, 1934 - March 6, 2014

Beverly A. Oebser, age 79, of Menomonie, WI passed away Thursday, March 06, 2014 at Neighbors of Dunn County. The former Beverly Ann Behling was born March 12, 1934 in Menomonie, WI to Harry and Myrtle (Lemke) Behling. She later met and married Ervin Oebser on August 26, 1953 at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie. Beverly and her husband lived in the Hatchville area and later moved back to...
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Hou Xiong

December 18, 1969 - March 5, 2014

Hou Xiong, age 44, of Menomonie, WI passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Health System – Eau Claire. Funeral services and visitation will be held at the Econolodge Inn & Suites Conference Center (Jct. 94 and Hwy. 25) in Menomonie, WI, on Saturday, March 29, 2014 between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. and on Sunday, March 30, 2014 between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. Burial will be on...
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Chester "Chuck" Makis

September 14, 1941 - March 5, 2014

Chester "Chuck" D. Makis, age 72, of rural Eau Galle/Elmwood, WI died at his home on Wednesday, March 05, 2014. He was born September 14, 1941 in Odebolt, Iowa to Paul E. and Alva M. (Frisk) Makis. Chuck graduated from North High School in Denver, CO afterwards joining the U.S. Marine Corps from 1959 – 1963. He married Ann Elaine Morrow on July 4, 1962 in Fontana, CA and they moved to the...
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Donald C. Jensen

January 22, 1925 - March 3, 2014

Donald C. Jensen, 89, of Colfax, Wisconsin passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 3 at his winter home in Lakeland, Florida. He was born January 22, 1925 in Albertville, Wisconsin to Chris and Velma (Shafer) Jensen. He attended Frazier Grade School and was a 1943 graduate of Chippewa Falls High School. Don married the love of his life, Borgny Lee, June 1, 1946 at the Colfax Lutheran...
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Clebourne Graff

March 1, 2014

Clebourne M. Graff, age 95 of Lucas Township, Wisconsin, died Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Solomon Hills Adult Family Home. He was born June 24, 1918 in Lucas Township, WI the son of Ira and Marjorie (Morgan) Graff. He graduated from Dunn County Aggie. On June 11, 1941 he married Laura Bosshart in Clear Lake, WI. Clebourne and his wife, Laura farmed together in The Town of Lucas. They...
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Larry W. Nordin

January 19, 1947 - February 26, 2014

Larry W. Nordin, age 67, of Prairie Farm, WI died Thursday, February 26, 2014 at Regents Hospital in St. Paul, MN. Larry was born January 19, 1947 in Rice Lake, WI to Albert and Grace (Lewis) Nordin. He graduated from Turtle Lake High School and soon after began working at Barsalco in Barron. Larry then bought a Bar in Arland, sold it and moved to Las Vegas, NV where he drove "yellow cab." ...
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Forrest Jones

February 25, 2014

Forrest D. Jones, age 84, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at Mayo Health Systems in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Forrest Dewane Jones, son of Archie was born on December 20, 1929, in the town of Spring Brook, Dunn County, Wisconsin. In 1948, he graduated from Boyceville High School. Then in 1950 he enlisted in the Air Force for four years, serving in Korea in 1953. Forrest...
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Norma Jean Rambo

November 30, 1931 - February 23, 2014

Norma Jean "Noland" Rambo, age 82, passed away peacefully on 2-23-14 at Faith Care Facility in Woodbury, MN. Her family was at her side. She was a much loved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. She is survived by her ex-husband, Lyle Rambo, her son Jim Rambo, and her daughter Debbie (Ron) Carlton, grandchildren Jeff Rambo/Ashley Williams and Jesse Rambo and Jamie Todd, Kammie...
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Edward A. Olson

February 21, 2014

Edward A. Olson, age 99, of Menomonie, WI passed away Friday, February 21, 2014 at Park View Home in Woodville with hospice. Ed was born in Shand, Saskatchewan, Canada on July 31, 1914. His family moved to Menomonie, WI in 1925; where he graduated from high school in 1932. He enlisted in the Navy and served until the war's end, gaining rank of gunners mate third class. On September 25,...
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Harvey Hinzman

February 20, 2014

Harvey R. Hinzman, age 82, of Menomonie, died Thursday, February 20, 2014 at his home. Harvey was born in Menomonie on August 10, 1931, to Helmuth and Agnes (Wendtland) Hinzman. He graduated from Barron High School and attended college at UW-River Falls. He joined the US Army in 1950. After serving, he traveled to California and worked at Lockheed Aircraft. He married Jean Holte on August...
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