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Our family is so saddened to share that Charles “Chuck” Schaaf Jr., 62, of Chetek, Wis., passed away from a heart attack on Monday, Oct. 12th, 2020, at University of Minnesota Fairview Hospital with family by his side. Chuck had chosen a selfless act to be a donor of life. On Tuesday, Oct. 1…

Barbara J. Geborek, 77,  of Chetek died Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, at Meadowbrook at Chetek, Wis., She was born March 31, 1943, in Canton, Wis., to Henry and Anna (Zewaski) Geborek.

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Rita L. Shellito, 79, of rural Chetek, Rusk Township, Rusk County, Wis., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, Wis., with her family at her side. Rita L. Hansen was born on Oct. 22, 1940 in Sycamore, Ill., the daughter of Leland and Merle (Rohde) Hansen.

Jerold D. VanBeek Sr., age 73, of the town of Sioux Creek, rural Chetek, Wis., died peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, at his home with his wife, children and grandchildren by his side.

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Robert “Bob” J. Harings, 82, of Chetek, Wis., passed away on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, at the Mayo Health Care System in Eau Claire, Wis. Bob was born on Feb. 20, 1938, in Chippewa Falls, Wis., the son of Arnold and Florence Harings.

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Geraldine “Gerri” Ann Trisko-Zajic, 61, of Sioux Creek Township, rural Chetek, Wis., passed away on Sept. 29, 2020, at her home. Gerri was born on Feb. 14, 1959, in Eau Claire, Wis., the daughter of Clifford and Florence (Komro) McMahon.

Lorna Dahl, 81, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, at Care Partners of Altoona, Wis., under the care of St. Croix Hospice.

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Wanda Mae (Lenbom) Dahlberg, age 89, passed away Sept. 8, 2020, after a brief illness while receiving hospice care at Edgewood Senior Living in Blaine, Minn.

John William Boortz, 77, of Chetek, Wis., passed away on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, at his home. John was born on Jan. 8, 1943, in Rice Lake, Wis., the son of John E.K. and Vera V. Boortz.

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Darlene Carol Bauman, age 78, from Chetek, Wis., died Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, Minn.

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Garrett Patrick Macone, age 24, of Chetek, Wis., died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, at his home.

Lucille M. Bonkoski, 89, of Clear Lake, Wis., died on Sept. 5, 2020, after suffering from a stroke at home.

Donald James Scott, age 80, of Chetek, Wis., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020.

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Doris Jean Sirek, 81, of Chetek, Wis., went to be with the Lord on Sept. 13, 2020. She was surrounded by her husband and children at the time of her passing. 

Randy Steinberg, 67, of Chetek, passed away on July 5. A celebration of life for Randy will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, from 2–6 p.m. at N14340 CTH I, Chetek, near Sand Creek.

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Richard “Dick” J. Urbonya, 77, of Chetek, Wis., passed away Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, after a brief illness.

Robert A. Nelson, age 64, of Chetek, Wis., died Friday, July 24, 2020, at Heritage Lakeside Nursing Home in Rice Lake, Wis.

Valeria A. Ling, 65, passed away Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, at her residence in Weyerhauser, Wis. She was born on Nov. 28, 1954, in Little Rock, Ark., to Burley and Katherine (Morris) Cook. She married Timothy Ling on Oct. 21, 1973, in Eau Claire, Wis. She worked at Chetek Lanes Event Center &am…

Gloryn Jennings, 26, of Cameron, Wis., died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, at her home. She was born Jan. 16, 1994, to Lisa Chhoeun in San Diego, Calif.

Charles F. Bradshaw, age 89, of rural Chetek, Wis., went home to his eternal future with the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, with at his side, his long-time neighbor and friend, Stacy Neuman, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls.

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David passed away Sept. 2, 2020, at Dove Health Care in Bloomer. He was born Oct. 6, 1945, in Rice Lake, Wis., to Irene and Vincent Oborski. He was raised by his maternal grandparents Esther and Emil Fremming, of Chetek. Growing up, Grandpa Emil encouraged David and provided him with trainin…

Rev. Noel V. Cisneros, 66, of Eau Claire, Wis., formerly of Chetek, Wis., passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, surrounded by loved ones.

Louise Elizabeth Olson, 73, of Chetek, Wis., passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, surrounded by her family. Louise was born Oct. 2, 1946, to William and Eleanor (Lindblad) Nichols, of Chetek.

Georgine Micaela Rathbun was born in Chetek, Wis., on Feb. 4, 1949, to George and Velma Rathbun. Micaela passed from this world on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020.

Irene H. Trowbridge, 95, of Cameron, Wis., passed away on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, at Cambridge Senior Living in Rice Lake, Wis. Irene Wonn was born on Jan. 13, 1925, in the town of Big Bend, Rusk County, Wis., the daughter of Ella (Kramer) and Albert Wonn.

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Dorothy Kaye Hyde, 75, of Chetek, Wis., passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, at the Marshfield Medical Center in Eau Claire, Wis. Dorothy was born on July 10, 1945, to Virgil and Dorothy Lorraine (Anderson) O’Neil.

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Melanie Sue Smith, 53, passed away at the REM Cyndi Court group home in Eau Claire, Wis., on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. She was born to Juel and Janice (Anderson) Smith on Nov. 30, 1966, in Eau Claire. She loved music, eating a good meal and being taken out for walks.

John Anton Matisko, 83, of New Auburn, Wis., passed away on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at Meadowbrook at Chetek. John was born on Sept. 8, 1936 in Chicago, Ill., the son of John and Mary (Zmarzek) Matisko.

Patricia Alice Jordan, 86, of Winneconne, Wis., died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020.

Nancy E. Rhoden, 93, passed away on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, at Salem Hill in Spring Mills, Pa. She was born on Feb. 27, 1927, in Cook County in Chicago, Ill. She was the daughter of Clyde and Betty Hill Taylor.

Amanda Kay Hodgson, 35, of Chetek, Wis., passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020. Amanda Kodesh was born on May 5, 1985, in Rice Lake, Wis., to Thomas and Karen (Gehl) Kodesh.

Clifford S. Bronstad, 77, of Chetek, Wis., passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, at Marshfield Medical Center in Rice Lake, Wis. Clifford was born on May 16, 1943, in Canton, Wis., the son of Clifford M. and Caroline D. (Krier) Bronstad.

Allen J. Meister, 61, of Chetek, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, at the Marshfield hospital in Marshfield, Wis.

Lawrence “Larry” K. Schmidt, 82, of Chetek, Wis., passed away on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, Wis. Larry was born on Feb. 7, 1938, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Lawrence J. and Anne Schmidt.

Gloria Luer, of Chetek, Wis., passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2020.

Kenneth Emery Coleman, 84, of rural Barron, Wis., died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, at his home. He was born Sept. 14, 1935, to Emery and Dorothy (Whitney) Coleman in Ladysmith, Wis.

Larry Swenson, 64, of Fairhope, Ala., and formerly of Chetek, Wis., passed away on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Chetek.

Kathleen Ann (Schlough) Cowley, 79, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020.

Robert A. Nelson, 64, of Chetek, Wis., passed away Friday, July 24, 2020, at Heritage Lakeside Nursing Home in Rice Lake, Wis.

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Dewayne “Dewey” William Link, 85, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, under the care of Mayo Hospice with family by his side.

Donald J. “Don” May, 83, walked on from this life on Thursday, July 30, 2020. Don was born Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 1937, in Chicago, Ill., son of the late Frank and Carolyn (Miller) May.

Venonah M. Dalhoe, 90, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, at Meadowbrook at Chetek, Wis.

Douglas J. McFarlane, 65, passed away Friday, July 31, 2020, at Marshfield Medical Clinic in Rice Lake, Wis.

Barbara J. Martin (née Bayuk), 102, passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at home—where she longed to be.

Thomas “Tom” H. Airis died peacefully and comfortably at home surrounded by his family on Thursday, July 16, 2020. He will be greatly missed.

Thomas J. Hoyt, 59, of Dallas, Wis., died Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at his home.

John William Graf, 88, died Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at his home in Cameron, Wis.

Terry C. “Jumbo” Knutson, 64, of Ridgeland, Wis., died Saturday, April 18, 2020, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Barron, Wis.

Richard W. Cutsforth, 83, of Janesville, Wis., passed away at his home on Thursday, June 18, 2020.

Heaven’s newest angel always had a mischievous smile and a twinkle in his beautiful blue eyes. Robert “Bob” Phillip Kolsky, 78, of Ladysmith, Wis., was called home to Our Heavenly Father on Monday, July 6, 2020. We’re pretty sure even though he retired as a guidance counselor many years ago,…