Spring Valley News...2013
Renee Jeane Larrieu, age 85
Renee Jeane Larrieu, age 85, of Spring Valley, Wisconsin died Sunday, October 13, 2013 at the River Falls Area Hospital.
Renee was born December 13, 1927, the daughter of Helmer and Ruth (Keyser) Waller in Spring Valley. She was baptized and confirmed and a lifelong member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Spring Valley.
Renee grew up and attended school in Spring Valley and graduated with the Class of 1945. On November 16, 1946, Renee married Donald Larrieu at St. John's in Spring Valley. They farmed in Cady Township for about 20 years. In 1967, they sold the farm and moved to Spring Valley. Renee began her career as bus driver for the school and retired after 30 years. She enjoyed needlework and travelling. She was an avid sports fan and followed the Spring Valley Cardinals, the Packers, and the Badgers.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband Donnie who died in 2003; an infant son Timothy; nephew Larry Olstad; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Lyle Olstad, Clifford and Dean Larrieu; and Irvin 'Shorty' and Signa Larrieu.
Survivors include her three sons: Terry Larrieu of Philadelphia; Jeff (Margit) Larrieu of Walla Walla, Washington; and Paul (Judy) Larrieu of Severance, Colorado; one granddaughter Michelle Larrieu of Bozeman, Montana; sister Lucille Olstad of Elmwood; one grandson Cole (Kristin) Larrieu of River Falls; two nieces: Gail (Gene) Helmer of Elmwood; and Barb (Ken) Kelly of Great Falls, Montana; other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Aaron Miley, Cole Larrieu, Bert Lansing, Cory Ducklow, Richard Johnson, and Dale Strom.
Visitation was Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 1-3 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, Spring Valley. Funeral service was at 3 p.m. with Rev. Erin Nelson officiating. Mary Nelson was organist and Sharon Nelson vocalist. Burial was in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Spring Valley.
Keehr Funeral Home, (www.keehrfuneralhome.com) Spring Valley handled arrangements.
John Alfred Krause, age 24
John Alfred Krause, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Krause, was born March 11, 1945, in Minneapolis, MN, and met his untimely death in an auto-train accident, Saturday, October 6, 1969, near Rockford, MN, enroute home from his employment.
Clarice “Toots” Leehe, age 93
Clarice “Toots” Leehe, age 93, of Spring Valley, Wisconsin died Sunday, September 29 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.
Clarice Janet ‘Toots’ Leehe was born June 29, 1920 in Baldwin, Wisconsin to Einar and Mary (Jackson) Erickson of Wilson. She died September 29, 2013 at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire, Wisconsin. She reached the age of 93years and 3 months. Clarice was baptized, confirmed and a lifelong member of Wilson Lutheran Church, Wilson, Wisconsin.
Rosalie Moran, age 74
Rosalie Moran, age 74, of El Paso Township died suddenly on September 19. Rosalie was born July 6, 1939, the daughter of Carroll and Myrtle (Thompson) Gaustad at Baldwin, Wis. She grew up and attended school at Baldwin, graduating with the Class of 1957.
Emily Hampton, age 88
Emily Hampton, age 88, of Spring Valley, Wisconsin died Sunday, August 11, 2013 at the Spring Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Emily Hampton, age 88, of Spring Valley, Wisconsin died Sunday, August 11, 2013 at the Spring Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Richard 'Rick' Boardman, age 47
Richard 'Rick' Boardman, age 47, of Spring Valley, died Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire after a tough battle with cancer.
Rick was born March 24, 1966, the son of Charles and Elaine (McArdle) Boardman in Janesville, Wisconsin. He grew up at Elkhorn and graduated from Elkhorn High School with the Class of 1984. He worked for Hibler Services in Elkhorn while in school and for a while after graduation. He moved to Spring Valley shortly after graduation where he met his future wife Theresa Whirry. They were married June 18, 1988 at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Spring Valley. Rick and Theresa moved to Elkhorn and lived there from 1988 until 1992 when they moved back to Spring Valley.
|Donald H. Sukowatey, age 61
Donald H. Sukowatey, age 61, of Hudson, passed away Aug. 4. Don was born Nov. 2, 1951, in Plum City, Wis., the son of Herman and Carol (Webster) Sukowatey. Don graduated from Spring Valley High School, the class of 1969. Don furthered his education with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He became a licensed real estate broker in 1977. In 1980, he started his own firm and purchased the Sukowatey Professional Building, located in downtown Hudson, 126 2nd Street. Don worked as a broker of Coldwell Banker - First Choice Realty. He was united in marriage on Oct. 25, 1980, to Carol Jacobson. Their marriage was blessed with four daughters.
Outside of his career, Don enjoyed being on his boat and skiing on the St. Croix River. He also enjoyed playing volleyball, basketball, and tennis. He was an outdoorsman and took pleasure in fishing and hunting. Don treasured his time with his family, especially lying out by their pool and taking weekend trips up to their cabin in Trego, Wis. Don truly enjoyed his life. He worked hard and played hard. He was an amazing husband, dad, grandpa, and uncle. Don was a good friend to others and was a father figure to many young people. His smile and caring heart will be dearly missed.
Don is survived by his wife, Carol; daughters, Lisa (David) Linda, Yesna (Dave) Sukowatey, Melissa (Josh) Sukowatey, and Ashley (Kyle) Sukowatey-Simpson; grandchildren, Gregory, Matthew, Cassie, Shawn, Harlen, Brock, and baby girl Simpson on the way; great-grandchildren, Aaron, Jayden, and Chloie; mother, Carol; brothers, Alan, Tom, and Perry; sisters, Sue, Mary, and Judy; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Herman; uncles, Max and Bud; and aunt, Mary.
Funeral services will take place 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson, 520 S. 11th St., with a visitation from 12 noon until the time of the service. Interment will take place at Willow River Cemetery of Hudson.
Funeral services are entrusted to the O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson, 715-386-3725, www.oconnellfuneralhomes.com.
Brendan Moran, age 39
Brendan Moran, age 39 of Ellsworth, Wisconsin died suddenly on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Mayo Health System, in Rochester, Minnesota.
Visitation was on Thursday, August 1 from noon until 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Spring Valley. Memorial funeral service for Brendan followed at 2 p.m. with Deacon Kevin Ray officiating. Urn bearers were Luke Husfloen and Alex Husfloen. Burial was in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, El Paso Township, Wisconsin.
Myrtle Neidermyer, age 96
Myrtle Neidermyer, age 96 , of Spring Valley, Wisconsin died Friday, August 2, 2013 at the Spring Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Ralph Gavic, Age 88
Ralph Gavic, age 88, of Spring Valley, Wisconsin died Friday, July 26, 2013, at the Spring Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Memorial funeral service for Ralph will be on Monday, July 29, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Spring Valley with Rev. David Larson officiating. Memorial visitation will be on Sunday from 3-5 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran, and for one hour prior to the service on Monday.
Ralph was born March 30, 1925, the son of Rudolph and Matilda (Timm) Gavic in Spring Valley, WI. During his youth, Ralph delivered groceries on his bicycle for Clifford Arneson. He often remarked that he had “been in every house in Spring Valley…at least, the kitchens.” He graduated as Valedictorian of the Class of 1943 from Spring Valley High School and subsequently enrolled at UE-Madison in the Navy College Training V-12 program.
Ralph was honorably discharged from the Navy as Seaman Second Class on July 1, 1946. Upon graduation from UW-Madison, Ralph was asked by the university to teach introductory mechanical engineering classes to veterans returning from World War II. Prior to joining his brother Vern in the engineering business, Ralph taught mathematics at the University of Minnesota. Ralph and Vern were partners in Gavic & Gavic Consulting Engineers, designing and building commercial and residential structures in Spring Valley and surrounding areas. In 1963, Ralph purchased an ownership share of The Bank of Spring Valley. He served as President of the bank for many years and retired in 2002 as Chairman of the Board.
Ralph married Patricia Weghorn on February 10, 1951, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Spring Valley, WI. He was a life-long member of St. John’s, frequently serving on the church council and in other volunteer capacities. Ralph was an ardent supporter of Spring Valley, serving on the village board and promoting the town in every possible way. His indomitable spirit was evident in any project or enterprise he touched.
Ralph loved his children and grandchildren, taking an active interest in anything they did. He had a great sense of humor, loved his cars and always had a project to work on. Ralph was a very kind and gentle man who loved nothing more than to help or encourage someone else.
Ralph was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Vernon, Robert and “Baby” Gavic.
Survivors include his wife Patricia; daugher Jill (Bill) Klanderman; son Don (Diane) Gavic; and daughter Laurey Gavic; 7 grandchildren: Scott Gavic; Joshua (Amanda) Feist; Jessica (Rory) O’Sullivan; Drew Gavic; Michaela Krear; Gregory (Barbara) Klanderman; and Eric (Andrea) Klanderman; and 6 great-grandchildren: Alistair Feist; James O’Sullivan; Amy Klanderman; Jacob Klanderman; Andrew Klanderman; and Sophia Klanderman; sister-in-law, Janet Gavic; brothers-in-law: Jack (Gloria) Weghorn; Richard (Barbara) Weghorn; and Michael (Kathleen) Weghorn; nieces, nephews and many friends.
Allison Meier, Age 90
Allison Meier, Age 90
Al was united in marriage on December 25, 1946 to Eloise Bune. Their marriage was blessed with one son and four daughters. He was a much loved husband, father, and grandfather, and a strong Christian example. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Al was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Richard ('47), Edward ('50), and James Meier ('56), Gordon ('42) and Frank ('47) Cassel; and sisters, Shirley (Meier) Lanza ('41), Maybelle (Meier) Hanson ('43), Mary Lou (Meier) Peabody ('45), Ruth (Meier) Kne ('51), Rose Mary (Cassel) Timm ('39).
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Eloise; son, Chuck (Shari) Meier; daughters, Nancy (Thomas) Fjerkenstad, Jeanne (Charles) Walsh, Sandy (Gary) Rogalski, and Connie Hunt; 9 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert ('53) and Thomas Meier ('54); sisters, Kathleen Cassel (James) Larson ('47) and Lorraine Zauft ('42); many nieces, nephews and friends.Funeral services were July 29, 2013 at Hope Lutheran Church Minneapolis. Interment was July 30, 2013, Clearview Cemetery, Eau Galle, Wisconsin.
John R. Mathiesen, age 72
John R. Mathiesen, age 72 of Menomonie, WI died Monday, July 8, 2013 after a lengthy illness at his home in Menomonie with his family by his side.
John was born on "the home farm" near Spring Valley, WI to Raymond and Mabel (Hojem) Mathiesen. John was baptized and confirmed at Gilman Lutheran Church. He was a 1959 graduate of the Spring Valley School District. John married Connie Crownhart on June 22, 1963 and two sons were born, Scott and Tim. He later married Barb Holden on September 4, 1976 and they had one daughter, Jennifer.
John worked on the Ivan Schafer farm all throughout high school. He started work with Sweeny Bros. Construction and then for Eugene Phillips in Durand driving truck. John found the job he loved driving truck for Dotseth Trucklines for over thirty years. In his "spare time", John farmed in the Eau Galle and Knapp area, raising miniature ponies, registered jersey cows, pigs and chickens. He and Barb also owned and operated Mathiesens Market in Knapp from 1979 - 1985, where they sold their prize meats and eggs.
He is survived by his wife, Barb; children, Jennifer (Jason) Mathiesen Buhr, Scott Mathiesen and Tim Mathiesen; step-children, Tim Metzger, Ron Metzger, Melanie (Tod) Jorgenson, Anna (Dale) Lien and their Minnesota daughter, Diane Schwering; grandchildren, Brooklynn and Bailey Danovsky, Brittany and Brody Buhr, Brandon and Bradley Jorgenson, Shantel, Cody and Danielle Metzger, Jaben Moore, Cach Metzger, Kyle and Amanda Meyer, Samantha Lien, Tyler and Tanner Mathiesen, Luke Bremer and Lance Schwering; great grandchildren, Landon and Payton Jorgenson and Micah Metzger; one sister, Mary (Bill) Jackson; other relatives and many friends.
John was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Mabel Mathiesen; and one brother, Lloyd Mathiesen.
Funeral Services will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with Pastor Dave Whelan officiating.
Burial will take place at Forest Hill Cemetery near Knapp, WI following the service.
Olson Funeral Home of Menomonie is serving the family.
Robert Melvin Mattison, Age 83
Martin Funeral Home made arrangements.
Sue Thompson, age 74
Sue Thompson, age 74, of Spring Valley died Tuesday evening, July 9, 2013 at the Spring Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Harriette Holerud Sorenson, age 89
Harriette Sorenson, age 89 of Spring Valley, Wisconsin died Monday, June 17, 2013 at the River Falls Area Hospital, River Falls, Wisconsin.
Harriette was born June 12, 1924 in Gilman Township to Herman and Jennie (Formoe) Holerud. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and a longtime member of Gilman Lutheran Church, Spring Valley. Harriette grew up speaking Norwegian and learned to speak English while attending Highland Ridge School. Harriette graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1942.
After high school she worked in Minneapolis for a while and on December 29, 1944 Harriette married Dale Sorenson at the Gilman Lutheran Church, Spring Valley. They lived in Gilman Township where Dale worked for Clarence Madson. They were part owners of the Spring Valley Dairy for several years and also farmed in Cady Township before moving to the Sorenson family farm in Eau Galle Township where they farmed and raised a family for over 37 years.
Harriette loved getting together with family and friends and especially loved getting together and playing cards with her sisters. She enjoyed garage sales, the casino, and was an avid Twins fan, Kirby Puckett being her all-time favorite Twin. She was a wonderful cook. Many remember her milk gravy and homemade bread. She always had the coffee pot on to enjoy with her cookies, bars and other sweets.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband Dale who died in 2008; brothers Glenn (Delores), Raymond, James, and Merlin Holerud; brothers-in-law: Lyman Jensen, Virgil Gedatus, and Wayne Lorentson, Francis "Fritz' Bee, Bob and Stanley Sorenson, and Helen Sorenson.
Survivors include her 6 children: Larry (Carolyn) Sorenson of Spring Valley; Shelby (David) Pittman of Burnsville; Karl (Cheryl) Sorenson of Spring Valley; Chuck (Dawn Schmitt) Sorenson of Baldwin; Dennis Sorenson of Spring Valley; and Tom (Arla) Sorenson of Wilson; 13 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren: Heather Hardy; Craig (Sara) Pittman and children Katie, Norah and Ellie; Chris (Laurah Sennes) Pittman and children Madison and Drew; Nathan Sorenson; Trisha (Jared) Forster and children Trevor and Landon; Carter, Ella, and Charlee Sorenson and Alex Schmitt; Jeremiah (Jessica) Turner and daughter Veronica Turner; Christopher (Jacquie) Schlosser; and Chasity and Jaden Sorenson, sisters: Judy Jensen of Spring Valley; Lucille Gedatus of Wilson; and Helen Lorentson of Wilson; sisters-in-law: Norma Bee, Betty (Paul) Rudolph, Esther Ann (Dick) Nelson, Virginia Holerud, Shirley Holerud, and Rose Holerud, many nieces, nephew, other relatives and friends.
Funeral service was on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Gilman Lutheran Church, Spring Valley, Wisconsin with Rev. D. Peter Friberg officiating. Visitation was on Friday, June 21, 2013 from 4-8 p.m. at Keehr Funeral Home, Spring Valley and also at church for one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Carole Lynum was organist and Charlotte Wentlandt was vocalist. Pallbearers were Harriette's grandchildren. Burial was in Gilman Lutheran Cemetery, Spring Valley
Keehr Funeral Home (www.keehrfuneralhome.com) in Spring Valley assisted the family with arrangements.
Loretta ‘Resh’ Tanberg, age 91
Loretta ‘Resh’ Tanberg, age 91 of Spring Valley, died Tuesday, June 18 at the Spring Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center, surrounded by her family.
Loretta Jane was born September 24, 1921, the second of four daughters to Frederick and Violet (Mason) Newman at Menomonie, Wisconsin. She attended Menomonie Schools and graduated in 1940. On June 8, 1940, she married Dale Tanberg in Menomonie. They lived in Spring Valley their entire married lives, where Dale was a produce dealer with his brother Harvey. Resh worked at the Spring Valley Produce with Dale early in the marriage and later did retail for Stockman’s Store in Spring Valley. Resh worked for thirty years in the kitchen at the Spring Valley Nursing Home while caring for her children, especially Kathy Jane, who had cerebral palsy. In her later years, she worked at the Sunshine House Daycare, where she got the name “Grandma Resh.” She served coffee and food at the Spring Valley Senior Citizens Center, finally retiring from work at the age of 85.
Jim Phernetton, Age 81
He is preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Clara Phernetton; brother, Lawrence (Connie) Phernetton; and sister, Doris (Dave) Sacket; brother-in-law, Robert Forton. He is survived by his brothers, Allen (Marion) Phernetton, Tom (Sue) Phernetton; sisters, Laurene (Lee) Kline, Beverly Forton; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
A Memorial Gathering was held on Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 10am - 12 noon with a memory sharing service at 11:30 and a luncheon following at the Bakken-Young Funeral Home, River Falls, WI. Interment was in the Beldenville Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Parkinson's Research. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.
NOTE: To see a video featuring photos of Jim's life, go to http://www.bakken-young.com. His name appears on the list of Recent Obituaries.
Selmer ‘Sam’ Leehe, age 67 of Amery, Wisconsin died Monday, May 20, 2013 at Veteran’s Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
NOTE: To see a video featuring Jim's life, go to http://www.bakken-young.com/ His name appears in the list of Recent Obituaries.
Lloyd Sundberg, Age 81
After working on the family farm with his brother, Arnold, he joined the army in 1954. He was stationed in Germany, and served until 1956. He spent most of his career as as customer engineer for IBM in the Twin Cities. He served on the Hudson Town Board, and was active in the community.
Lloyd loved his family, fishing, and farming. His kindness and sense of humor will be missed by many.
Lloyd is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Anita (nee Larson); his children: Jeff (Lori), Kathy (Al Ickler), Kris, and Paul (Paula); grandchildren: Stephanie, Elaine, JonErik, and Adam; sister, Ruth (Paul) Edstrom; brother, Vernon; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Funeral Service for Lloyd will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 20, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1205 Sixth St., Hudson with a visitation starting at 9 a.m. at church. Interment will be held at North Crow River Lutheran Cemetery following the service on Monday.
Services are in the care of the O’Connell Funeral Home of Hudson, WI. (715) 386-3725. www.oconnellfuneralhomes.com
Doris Anne Anderson, Age 64
Doris Anne Anderson was born on August 26, 1948 at the Simon Maternity Home near Spring Valley, the daughter of Theodore O. and Esther (Osborne) Larson. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith. Doris attended Woodville Elementary School and graduated from Baldwin-Woodville High School in 1967. Following high school she attended Shirley's Beauty Institute in Eau Claire, and was employed at the Baldwin Beauty Shop for 7 years.
On August 16, 1975 she was united in marriage to Byron Anderson at the Woodside Lutheran Church south of Baldwin. This union was blessed with a son Aaron. In October 1975 the Andersons moved to Necedah, Wisconsin where they lived until their retirement in June of 2011. During the 36 years they lived in Necedah, Doris operated "Doris's Kids," a home based family daycare, she thoroughly enjoyed caring for children and especially cherished babies. During these years she enjoyed the work of the Lutheran Church Women and sang in the choir at St. James Lutheran Church.
Decorating their home was a family tradition for each holiday and especially for the Christmas Holidays. Baking and doing crafts were among her favorite activities.
In June 2011 the Andersons retired and moved to Menomonie, Wisconsin. They cared for their grandchildren while in Menomonie and "Nana" enjoyed her most precious days. Doris loved to shop with friends and enjoyed spending time with her host of friends.
Attending Christ Lutheran Church and participating in the work of the Lutheran Church Women was important and she found this group to be a welcoming family.
Doris was diagnosed with cancer in 2006 and passed away quietly at the American Lutheran Home on May 12, 2013.
She was preceded in death by her parents Theodore and Esther.
She is survived by her husband Byron of Menomonie, son and daughter-in-law Aaron and Stacie Anderson of Woodville; grandchildren Isaiah, Brayden, Malachi, Josiah, and Adysan; aunts Lelah Johnson of Woodville, and Leone Osborne of Baldwin; special friends Marc and Diane Erickson, many other relatives and friends.
Visitation for Doris will be Wednesday, May 15, 2013 from 10-1 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, Menomonie, Wisconsin. Funeral service follows at 1 p.m. at Christ Lutheran with Heather Kistner officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Woodville, Wisconsin.
Keehr Funeral Home, Spring Valley (www.keehrfuneralhome.com) is handling arrangements.
Neil (Doc) Peterson, Age 83
Neil (Doc) Peterson passed away March 18, 2013 at age 83 from heart disease. He is survived by his wife, Norma; daughters, Vicki (Tim) Barry and Terri (Tom) Branson; grandchildren, Laura (Adam) Quist, Tyler Barry and Corey and Travis Branson; great- granddaughter, Brooklyn.
Idelle E. Gunvalson, Age 89
Idelle E. Gunvalson is planned for Saturday, May 4, 2013 at noon at St. John's Lutheran Church, Spring Valley, Wisconsin. Mrs. Gunvalson died Sunday, February 3, 2013 at Seasons Hospice Rochester, Minnesota at the age of 89. She had been a resident of Sunrise Cottages, Rochester for four years.
Idelle was born June 1 1923 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, the daughter of Casper and Evelyn (Miller) Larson. She graduated from Eau Claire Senior High School in 1941. She married Russell Gunvalson on April 23 1947 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Spring Valley, Wisconsin. Russ and Idelle made their home in Spring Valley where they raised their two children, Deborah and J. Todd. She was a homemaker and worked part time at the school cafeteria, Duffy's Cleaners and the Huepfel Drug Store all in Spring Valley. In 1985 the couple moved to Rochester, Minnesota. Idelle worked at the House of the Crafty Mouse in Rochester until her retirement in 1994.
She is survived by her husband Russell Gunvalson, Rochester; daughter Deborah and Paul Norrie, Rochester; son J. Todd and Marjorie Gunvalson of Elgin, South Carolina; grandchildren Jonathan and Katherine Norrie, Northfield, Minnesota; Andrew and Felicity Norrie, Rochester; Julie and Jim Shiver, Elgin, South Carolina and T.J. and Gwen Lanaghan, Acworth, Georgia; great-grandchildren Emmett and Wyatt Norrie; Caitlin and Sarah Geyer, Kaitlyn Shiver; and Liam, Claire and Norah Lanaghan. She is also survived by three sisters, Betty Bauch, Big Bear, California; Joanne Pederson, Boise, Idaho and Barbara Munson, Spring Valley, Wisconsin; her brother, Jim and Kathleen Larson, Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota and a brother-in-law, Harlan Falde, Spring Valley, Wisconsin. She is also remembered by many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Hollyce Falde.
The family suggests memorials to St. John's Lutheran Church, Spring Valley, Wisconsin; Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Research; Seasons Hospice, Rochester or Sunrise Cottages, Rochester.
Keehr Funeral Home (www.keehrfuneralhome.com) is handling arrangements.
Dorothy Brorson, Age 77
Dorothy Brorson, age 77 of Spring Valley died Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the Spring Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Dorothy was born March 6, 1936, the daughter of Emil and Evelyn (Hanson) Timm in Cady Township, St. Croix County, Wisconsin. She grew up in Cady and attended Spring Valley School, graduating with the Class of 1955.
Sharon June Timm Johannsen, age 43, died early Friday morning, August 12, 1988, in the emergency room of Hudson Memorial Hospital where she had been taken earlier by ambulance. She had been ill for several years.
She was born June 15, 1945, at Spring Lake, near Hersey, St. Croix Coounty, the daughter of Reinhart and Ella (Moldenhauer) Timm. She was educated in local schools and graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1963 after which she was employed as a secretary at 3M Company in St. Paul.
On October 16, 1965, she was married in St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Wilson to William G. Johannsen. Since 1967 the Johannsens have lived in Hudson.
According to her husband, she worked steadily until 1985, when she was forced to take a disability retirement.
Surviving are her husband, William G. (Bill) Johannsen; two daughters at home, Lynn and Jill; and a sister, Mrs. Jack (Betty) Colbourn of Hersey.
Preceding her in death were her parents, a brother and a daughter.
Services were Monday, August 15, 1988, at 1:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Roger Stoehr officiating. Carol Dahle was vocal soloist and Jan Fredrick, organist.
Interment was in Willow River Cemetery, where pallbearers were Kenneth Timm, Arden Timm, Thomas Redner, Martin Hafner, Robert Steiner and Daniel Roettger.
Visitation was at OConnell's Valley Funeral Home in Hudson on Sunday, August 14 from 3 - 9 p.m. Memorials are preferred.
Daniel Edward "Mouse" Meisenhelder, Age 66
Daniel E. Meisenhelder, age 66, Kaukauna, beloved husband, father, and grandpa, passed away peacefully on April 3, 2013, at home after a short battle with cancer. Dan was born in Antigo on April 25, 1946, and spent many of his adolescent years there. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army in the 9th Infantry Division during Vietnam and returned safely to Antigo in 1968. He met his wife on New Year's Eve in 1968, but he didn't know her name until February of 1969. Daniel was united in marriage to Beverly Schwiesow on August 22, 1970, in Antigo. They moved to Little Chute where Dan was employed by Allis Chalmers in Appleton, and he remained with the company through many name changes for 30 years until Metso closed their doors in Appleton.
Dan loved stock car racing and drove the #4 car on the quarter mile tracks at Wisconsin International Raceway and Francis Creek during the 1980's. He also loved deer hunting with his family and friends in the Antigo area. Dan also enjoyed wood working, camping, and campfires.
Daniel is survived by his wife of 42 years, Beverly; daughters: Laura (Jeffrey) Taylor and Jill Goergen; three beloved grandchildren: Kylie and Colton Taylor, and Alli Goergen; a sister: Judy Wanca, Antigo; a brother: Steven (Ann) Meisenhelder; Pikeville, NC; and many other relatives and friends.
Daniel is preceded in death by his mother and step-father: Mildred (Randall) Staves, and an infant daughter Janis Kay in 1971.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Verkuilen Funeral Home, 101 Canal St., Little Chute. Interment will be held at Riverside Cemetery, Appleton, where full military honors will be performed by Kaukauna's VFW #3319 and active duty members of the U. S. Army. Visitation will be held Friday at the funeral home from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and again on Saturday at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. A memorial has been established in Daniel's name.
Daniel's family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of the wonderful doctors and nurses that took such good care of Dan, and to the entire staff at ThedaCare at Home Hospice.
Ruth (Gilbertson) Lynum, Age 69
Ruth E. Lynum, age 69 of Spring Valley, WI died Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the Spring Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Ralph Ducklow, Age 76
Ralph Ducklow passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on March 9 at United Hospital in St. Paul.
In 1957, he married Joan M. Ingli. They made their home in River Falls, raising their three daughters. He spent his career working for the U.S. Postal Service delivering mail on the west side of River Falls, retiring in 1991 after 31 years. Joan passed away in 1996. In 2004, he married Virginia Lofgren.
Frank Cassel, Age 84
Frank Cassel was born on March 11, 1928 in Eau Galle, Wisconsin, the son of Gordon and Margaret Cassel (Gilmore) and passed away in Citrus Heights, California on March 4th, 2013 at the age of 84 years.
A long time Sacramento area resident, Frank retired from the US Navy after 22 years of proud service. He was the Leading Chief of one of the Capsule Recovery Teams during the early years of the NASA Manned Space Program. In his second career, Frank worked for Pacific Bell as a Supervisor.
Frank is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jeanne Cassel, from Citrus Heights, CA, his sister, Kathleen Larson (James), from Inver Grove Heights, MN, brothers, Al Meier (Eloise), from Minneapolis, MN, Robert Meier (Carol), from Bloomington, IN, and Thomas Meier (Rosalie), from Prescott Valley, AZ, and many loving nieces and nephews, especially Terry and Jane. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Rosemary Timm, Nolan Cassel, Gordon Cassel, Shirley Lanza, Maybelle Hanson, Mary Lou Peabody, Richard Meier, Edward Meier, Ruth Kne, and James Meier. Graveside Services with Military Honors will be held on Tuesday March 12, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. at Mt. Vernon Memorial Park, 8201 Greenback Ln, Fair Oaks, CA.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on March 10, 2013
Donna Lee Wilkens, Age 69
Donna Lee Wilkens, age 69, of River Falls, died on Monday, December 10, at her home with herfamily by her side following a short but courageous battle with cancer.
Donna was born on August 10, 1943, in Streator, Ill., the daughter of Earl and Marion (Dunlap) Bennett. At a young age, she and her family moved to River Falls where she graduated from high school. She married Jerry Wilkens on Dec. 29, 1962. They were blessed with two children, Susan and David. Donna worked side by side with her husband and son in their family business, Jerry Inc. of River Falls, for 50 years. Donna was on the Pierce County Board of Supervisors and was president of the City of River Falls Bid District. For many years, her real passion was the River Falls ambulance service.
Donna was an avid Green Bay Packer fan and loved watching her grandchildren play sports and spending time with her family.
Donna is survived by her husband, Jerry; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Bruce Robinson of Green Bay; son and girlfriend, David Wilkens and Genevieve Pelletier of River Falls; grandchildren, Lyndsey and Jordan Robinson, Landon Wilkens; brothers Dick (Mary) Bennett of Hudson, Dean (Patsy) Bennett of Luck, Wis., Jim (Nance) Bennett of River Falls; sisters, Betty (Ralph) DeRoy of River Falls, Jean Robey of River Falls; sister-in-law, Carol Bennett of River Falls; brother-in-law Ronald Wilkens and special friend, Roxanne Bowell, of Elmwood, Wis.; sister-in-law, Gloria (Doug) Smart of Bemidji, Minn.; and aunt, Dorothy Willer of Galesburg, Ill.; as well as many nieces, nephews, and wonderful friends.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents; brother Robert "Bob" Bennett; and brother-in-law Howard Robey.
A celebration of Donna's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the United Methodist Church in River Falls. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at Bakken-Young Funeral Home in River Falls, and on Saturday from 10-11 a.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Croix Valley Shrine Club or the River Falls Youth Hockey Association. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at the River Falls Area Hospital along with a special thank you to the River Falls Cancer Center.
Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.
Bonnie Wilk, 64, of Hudson, Wis., died on Saturday, June 27, 2009, at her residence after a battle with colon cancer. Bonnie Lee (Bowell) Wilk was born in Baldwin, Wis., on Oct. 7, 1944, to John and Vera (Glampe) Bowell. Bonnie was raised in Cady and attended Spring Valley Public Schools. Bonnie was a 1963 graduate of Spring Valley High School. On May 2, 1964, Bonnie was married to Gerald Lee Wilk at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spring Valley, Wis. Their union in marriage was blessed with two children: a daughter, Susan, and a son, Matthew. In the past, Bonnie served as the church secretary at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church under Father Peter. Most recently, Bonnie retired after 15 years from Milestone Materials and Mathy Construction. Outside of work, Bonnie loved to cook and sew, and collected all kinds of rooster items around her home. Bonnie held a great love for the outdoors, where she enjoyed hunting and fishing. She was an accomplished deer hunter and shot a 23-point buck in 1985 that registered just over 163 points.
Bonnie also took great pleasure in gardening and her flower beds. Bonnie and Gerald enjoyed traveling with their camper to destinations such as Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. Wherever they went, they enjoyed their travels the most when family was along to share in the good times.
Bonnie’s last seven years fighting colon cancer were fought with courage and a smile. Bonnie wishes to express her thanks and love to all. Bonnie is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Gerald; daughter, Susan (Mark) Brathol of Lake Nebagamon, Wis.; son, Matthew (Peggy) Wilk of Knapp, Wis.; grandchildren, Derrek Pedersen, William Pedersen, Megan Wilk and Mattie Mae Wilk; brothers, Bill (DeAnne) Bowell of Wilson, Wis., and Charles (Sharon) Bowell of Knapp, Wis.; sister, Betty (Fred) Bartko of Menomonie, Wis.; sister-in-law, Betty Hunter of Menomonie, Wis.; and brother-in-law, Harold (Darlene) Wilk of Menomonie, Wis.; special aunt, Agnes Lueders of Tucson, Ariz.; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and dear friends.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, John and Vera Bowell; grandson, Dyllon Pedersen; parents-in-law, Frank and Celia Wilk; and one brother-in-law, Frank Wilk Jr., and his wife, Colleen.
Mass of Christian Burial for Bonnie Wilk was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church of Hudson. Visitation was held one hour prior to Mass at church and also Tuesday, June 30, in the evening at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson. Interment followed at the Oakwood Cemetery in Hersey, Wis. Memorials are preferred to the discretion of the family. Services were entrusted to the O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson.
Palmer Lynum, Age 82
Palmer Lynum, age 82, died unexpectedly on Sunday, February 24 having been taken to the River Falls Hospital by ambulance.
Palmer Eldon Lynum passed away suddenly on February 24th, 2013 at the age of 82 at his home. Palmer was born to Elmer and Bertha Lynum on February 12th, 1931. He was 4th of 11 children, and grew up surrounded by members of a large, extended family of proud Norwegian immigrants who settled in the wooded farmland of the Eau Galle area. Palmer loved the history and community of his childhood and through his storytelling, shared many stories with his family and friends of the people and times that had so profoundly shaped him.
Family was important to Palmer and he is survived by his wife of nearly 59 years, Carole (Hulverson) Lynum; his children Sheila (Russ) Moore of Chattanooga, TN.; Scott (Christine) Lynum of L’anse, MI., Brad (Peggy) Lynum of White Bear Lake, MN., Becky (Brian) Erickson of Loveland, CO., Brenda Lynum of Louisville, CO., Mary (Jack Meredith) Lynum of Spring Lake, MI.; 17 grandchildren: Andrew, Matthew, and Alex Moore; Grayson, Mitchell, Jake, Caleb and Erika Lynum; Dan, Doug, and David Lynum; Sarah, Emily, and Connor Erickson; Micah and Kendall Hoffman; and Chloe Meredith; one great grandchild Zeke Lynum; his siblings Wanda Holle of Baldwin, Gail Lynum of Trego, WI., Larry Lynum of N. Hudson, and Steve Lynum of Woodville, plus many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his grandson, Benjamin, sisters Beatrice, Delores, Loretta and brothers John, Robert, and Wayne.
Palmer served in the Army during the Korean War as a Sergeant, in the 159th FA Battalion until his discharge in 1953. Following the war, he married and started his family, living in Minnesota where he studied electrical engineering and was employed at Honeywell where he worked on several NASA projects. His heart was always with his childhood home and he returned to the Spring Valley area where he bought and operated a dairy farm, and upon selling it, worked as an electrician.
Palmer was a keen observer of nature and spent many hours on his front porch watching the various wildlife that inhabited the beloved pond in front of his house. He celebrated the waning of winter by planning his summer garden and laboring over a hot fire cooking down the syrup he tapped from his maple trees. He wove his interests and lifetime into stories that he shared, not only with his family, but with his friends - he was particularly fond of sharing them over a cup of coffee with his friends at Deb’s Café and Ray's Truck Stop.
John Mulhollam, Age 81
John Mulhollam, 81, who suffered from Parkinson's for a number of years, passed away on Feb. 3, 2013, in Fullerton, CA. John was born in Spring Valley, Wisconsin on 10/31/31. He was in the Air Force during the Korean War, followed by a career as a linotype operator. John worked for the Fullerton Daily News Tribune for 35 years. He also worked for the Placentia Courier for 11 of those years.
John was preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Freda Mulhollam, twin daughters, Mary and Theresa, and granddaughter, Candice. He is survived by his wife of 61 years and the love of his life, Beverly; daughter, Diane Collins (John); daughter, Lori Kaden (Mike); daughter, Patricia Larson (Greg); son, David Mulhollam (April); grandchildren, Michael (Melinda), Heather, Nicole (Klint), Jeffrey, Sean, Rachael, Ashley, Carla (Dennis); great-grandchildren, Caleb and Simone; brothers, Hugh, Edgar, Gail (Sandra), and many other extended family members.
Services were held at St. Juliana Falconeri Catholic Church on Feb. 8, 2013. Interment at Riverside National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to either the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, NY, NY 10163-4777) or the Parkinson's Resource Organization (74-090 El Paseo, Suite 102, Palm Desert, CA 92260). McAulay & Wallace Mortuary
Joshua A. Larrieu, Age 30
Joshua A. Larrieu, age 30 of Menomonie, died Sunday, February 3, 2013 in the Township of Lucas, Dunn County as the result of an automobile accident. His father, Bill Larrieu, also died in this accident.
Josh was born December 25, 1982 in Menomonie. He was the son of William and Linda (Bechel) Larrieu. Josh grew up in Elmwood. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Elmwood. Josh graduated from Elmwood High School in 2001. Josh loved ice fishing, playing pool, darts and softball and played in leagues for all three, but his most enjoyment was spending time with his sons, Braylon and Brinley. Josh was currently employed at Phillips Plastics Corp. in Menomonie.
Josh is survived by two sons, Braylon & Brinley of Menomonie; his mother and stepfather, Linda and Bob ('61) Britton of Elmwood; fiancee, Andrea Mensing of Menomonie; three brothers, Shawn & Adam Larrieu both of Elmwood; Nate Larrieu of Menomonie; half sister, Sara Anderson of Baldwin; maternal grandparents, Bernard and Marjorie Bechel of Elmwood; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He is preceded in death by father, William, and paternal grandparents, Ervin & Signa Larrieu.
Funeral services were at 11:00 AM Thursday, February 7, 2013 at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie with Rev. Martin Wegner officiating. Burial was in the Spring Lake Cemetery, Township of Spring Lake, rural Spring Valley.
Online condolences may be made at www.rhielfuenralhome.com
Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Elmwood is serving the famil
Gilbert Asmus, Age 84
Gilbert Asmus, 84, Arvada, CO, passed away peacefully, after a short illness, surrounded by his family on February 15, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Delores Asmus; daughter, Debbie Asmus; daughter, Lori Hosmer (Russ); son, David Asmus (Katy); grandchildren, Kyle, Katelyn and Jillian Hosmer; sister, Nancy Nylander (Dick); sister-in-law, Karen Olson (Duane), numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of his life will be held at Exempla Colorado Lutheran Home, 8001 W. 71st Avenue, Arvada, CO on March 11, 2013 at 1:30pm. Interment at Fort Logan National Cemetary.
NOTE: Gil passed away on February 15, 2013, at a hospice center in Arvada, CO, after battling bladder cancer for the past few months
Gil was married to Delores Peterson ('47), sister of Karen Peterson Olson ('56). Delores is in a Colorado nursing home suffering from advanced Alzheimers disease.
Hans Eric Jensen, Age 80
Jensen, Hans E. 80, of Elgin, passed away on February 12, 2013 in Presence St. Joseph Hospital, Elgin. He was born on July 19, 1932 in Geneva, IL the son of Hans F. and Kirsten (Lycke) Jensen. Hans was a Veteran, and served in the US Army. He had worked for NICOR Gas CO. 37 years prior to his retirement. He was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Elgin and the American Legion Post #57. Survivors include his son, Craig (Bonnie) Jensen of South Elgin; his sister, Alice Barnes of San Diego, CA; nieces, nephews, cousins and family. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Loretta J. Jensen in 2008; his son, Paul Jensen in 2010. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. in the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 330 Griswold St., Elgin IL 60123 with Rev. Dave Daubert officiating. Burial will follow at River Valley Memorial Gardens, West Dundee, IL. Visitation will be on Friday from 4-8:00 P.M. in the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin. Memorials may be made to the church. For information, 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com .
Roy Johnson, Age 77
Roy Philip Johnson, age 77, of Spring Valley, Wisconsin died Monday, February 11, 2013 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems - Menomonie.
Audrey Brorson Grant, Age 78
Audrey Grant, age 78 of River Falls, formerly of Spring Valley, died Wednesday evening at The Lutheran Home in River Falls.
They lived in the Elmwood and Spring Valley areas all their lives. Audrey worked at Smeads in River Falls for over 20 years. She was always up for a game of cards, especially euchre, and often did crossword puzzles. She loved to sew, crochet, and cross-stitch. She had a special place in her heart for her children and grandchildren.
Preceded in death by parents; husband Mike; sister Evelyn (Corvin) Halvorson; brother Dale (Gladys) Brorson; three grandchildren, Mary and Jodi Bernhardt and Tara Grant; and one great-grandchild, Alex Brohman-Morgen.
Survived by three daughters and two sons: Gwen (Bob) Huebel, Elmwood; Charlene Grant, River Falls; Gordon (Lisa) Grant, Spring Valley; Patrick (Gay) Grant, Ramsey, Minn.; and Christine Morgen, Red Wing; 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; one brother, Arnold (Dorothy) Brorson; one sister Joann (Roy) Johnson, all of Spring Valley; many other relatives and friends.
Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Spring Valley. Visitation will be on Sunday from 2 p.m. until time of services at the church. Burial is in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Spring Valley. Honorary bearers are her great-grandchildren and pallbearers are her grandchildren.
Keehr Funeral Home, www.keehrfuneralhome.com, Spring Valley handled arrangements.
Elmer Hanson, Age 79
Elmer Siguard Hanson, age 79 of Hudson, formerly of Spring Valley, died Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. Elmer was born on June 22, 1933, in Spring Valley; the son of Selmer and Esther (Odahlen) Hanson.
While being raised in Spring Valley, he attended Locust Grove Elementary in Gilman Township. Elmer was married to Joanne Rasmussen to which his children were born. This union would later dissolve. He later married Delores Michels and then Laura Lee Fuller. Elmer was a devoted truck driver all of his life. He took great pride in driving every state in the Continental US for Balsam Lake Transfer where he worked 53 years! He was also a proud member of the American Legion Post in New Richmond following his service in the Korean War.
Elmer is preceded in death by his parents, wife Laura Lee; siblings Granville, Sylvia, Kenneth, Willard, and Ordean.
Elmer is survived by his children Vikki (Pat) Welch, Jerry (Sharon) Hanson, Gary (Robin) Hanson, Debra Sletten, Steve (Laura) Hanson, Tami Hanson, and his step-children Clarice Yassick and Joy (Jim) Roth along with numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Elmer's life was celebrated with a memorial service from 2:00-4:00pm on Friday, January 4, at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson. Memories; stories were shared at 3:30 pm. Military Honors at 4:00 pm concluded the gathering. Memorials are preferred. Services entrusted to the O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson.
Lorraine Turner, age 80
Lorraine Turner, age 80 of Spring Valley, Wisconsin died suddenly on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at the Baldwin Area Medical Center. She had been a resident at Park View Nursing Home since July 26, 2012.
Doris Alton, age 88, of Spring Valley, Wisconsin died Saturday, January 12, 2013 at the Spring Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Doris was born May 18, 1924 in Gilman Township, Pierce County, Wisconsin, the daughter of George and Hazel (Foss) Bune. She was baptized and confirmed at Gilman Lutheran Church, was a lifelong member there and active in the ladies aid.
On August 6, 1947 Doris married Garland Alton at the Gilman Lutheran Parsonage in Spring Valley. They farmed at Olivet in Spring Lake Township and had two daughters: Beverly and Connie.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband Garland; brothers Forrest Bune and Bill Bune; in-laws: Helen Bune, Odell Bune, Sandy Bune, Valois (LaVerne) Reckin; and Gaylon Alton.
She is survived by her daughter Connie of Winnebago, WI.; granddaughter Kari Alton of Chippewa Falls, Wi.; brothers Howard Bune of Hudson; Al Bune of Lindstrom, MN.; and Larry Bune of Spring Valley; other relatives and friends.
Funeral service was on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Gilman Lutheran Church, Spring Valley with Rev. D. Peter Friberg officiating. Visitation was on Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at church prior to the service. Pallbearers were Jack Bune, Jay Bune, Brian Bune, Brent Bune, Dustin Bune, and Andy Bune. Burial was in Gilman Lutheran Cemetery, Spring Valley, Wisconsin.
Keehr Funeral Home (www.keehrfuneralhome.com) in Spring Valley is assisting the family with arrangements.
Leroy 'Bud' Odalen, Age 91
Leroy 'Bud' Odalen died Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at the Spring Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Funeral for Bud will be on Monday, January 14, 2013 at 10 a.m. St. John’s Lutheran Church, Spring Valley with Rev. Erin Nelson officiating. Visitation will be on Sunday, January 13, 2013 from 3-5 p.m. at Keehr Funeral Home, Spring Valley and also one hour prior to the service at church on Monday. Burial will be at a later date in Lost Creek Cemetery.
Bud was born November 2, 1921 in El Paso Township, Pierce County, Wisconsin, the son of Amund and Ida (Place) Odalen. He was baptized, confirmed, and married at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Beldenville, Wisconsin.
Keehr Funeral Home, (www.keehrfuneralhome.com) Spring Valley is handling arrangements.
Meredith 'Bud' Woodmansee, Age 82
Meredith "Bud" Woodmansee, age 82 of Spring Valley, Wisconsin died December 31, 2012 at his home in Spring Valley.
Bud was born June 14, 1930 at Bruce, Wisconsin, the son of Jule and Lennie (Wilson) Woodmansee. In 1935, the family moved to Gilman Township. A few years later they moved to a farm in Eau Galle Township. Bud attended the Wildwood School and later Gilman School. In 1954 the family moved to Spring Valley. Bud worked at Madson Lumber Company where he stacked and graded lumber. He also worked as the night fireman there. Bud also worked at Carpenter Motors in Spring Valley for many years. He lived in Spring Valley with his sister Jane for many years before moving to the Chalet Apartments. He followed loved sports and was an avid Packer fan.
Preceding her in death were his parents; one brother James and 1 infant sister Norma Jean.
He is survived by 4 sisters: Jane Frye of Spring Valley; Virginia Holerud of Menomonie; Fae (LaVern) Ask of Inver Grove Heights, Mn., and Judy Woodmansee of Blaine, Minnesota; many nieces and nephews; grand nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
Memorial visitation was on Saturday, January 5, 2013 from 3-5 p.m. at Keehr Funeral Home, Spring Valley. Graveside services will be in the Spring in St. John's Cemetery, Spring Valley, Wisconsin.
Keehr Funeral Home (www.keehrfuneralhome.com) in Spring Valley assisted the family with arrangements.
Jeremy Kim Barriault, age 41
Jeremy was born in South Korea. He was given the name Kim Dong Won and a birth date of May 4, 1971. He arrived "home" in the U.S. on Dec. 28, 1975. He grew up in River Falls, Wis., and graduated from River Falls High School in 1990. He enlisted in the Army in 1993. He spent most of his time at Ft. Campbell, Ky., becoming a Pathfinder. He was honorably discharged in 1997. He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tenn., and moved to Denver, Colo. He married Kim Phuong Thi Pham on March 27, 2007.
Jeremy was diagnosed with neuroendocrine cancer in April of 2012.
He is survived by his wife, Kim, and three stepchildren, Trinh (David) Nguyen and Tommy of Denver, Linh of Portland, Ore., and two step-grandchildren, Avery and Christopher Nguyen; his parents, Gerald and Erlene Barriault of Hudson, Wis.; one brother, Darren (Sherry) of Grand Forks, N.D.; two sisters, Shelly (Mark) Sorenson of Hudson and Stacie (Tom) Muggli of North Branch, Minn.; his maternal grandmother, Kathleen Dahlman of Hudson; three nephews, Justin Barriault, Ryan Sorenson, Jasper Muggli; two nieces, Nikole Barriault and Coralee Muggli; aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Delore and Marion Barriault, and maternal grandfather, Robert Dahlman.
Jeremy died Saturday, Dec. 8, at Exempla St. Joseph Hospital in Denver.
Services will be held on Friday, Dec. 14, at Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Aurora, Colo. Jeremy will be interred at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver on Monday, Dec. 17.
Arrangements were made with Horan & McConaty Family Chapel.