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Paul W. Gavin passed away on Monday, June 22, 2020. He was born on Oct. 5, 1944, to Thomas and Lucy Gavin.

Diann D. Richardson, 80, of Chetek, Wis., passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2020, at Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar in Menomonie, Wis. Diann Davis was born on March 16, 1940, in Rice Lake, Wis., the daughter of Jesse and Martha Davis.

Harriet Louise Huset, 97, of River Falls, Wis., passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at Kinnic Health & Rehab.

Glenn Roger Nichols, 81, of Grandville, Mich., passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2020. He was born on March 13, 1939, in Kankakee, Ill., to the late Glenn A. and Florence (Snow) Nichols. Glenn grew up in Chetek, Wis.

Ronald Lewis Candler, 86, of the town of Sioux Creek, rural Chetek, Wis., died Monday, June 15, 2020, at his home, which was the place of his birth. He was born May 27, 1934, to Lewis and Stella (Dennis) Candler. He attended Sioux Creek Elementary School and graduated from Chetek High School…

Lois Anne Surlak, born Oct. 23, 1936, in Thayer, Ill., to Oscar and Ione Johnson, the youngest of three children, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2020, in New Auburn, Wis. Lois was 83 years young.

Ronald Lewis Candler, age 86, of the town of Sioux Creek, rural Chetek, Wis., died Monday, June 15, 2020, at his home, which was the place of his birth. He was born May 27, 1934, to Lewis and Stella (Dennis) Candler. He attended Sioux Creek Elementary School and graduated from Chetek High Sc…

Elisabeth “Betty” Dina Meskers, 95, of Iron River, Wis., and formerly of Chetek, Wis., passed away peacefully with loving family by her side on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. She was born Nov. 14, 1924, in the Jordaan area of Amsterdam, Holland, the daughter of Garret and Elisabeth (Thomas) Overeem.

Edith McKee (Grandma), the rock of our family, passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2020. She wrote her own obituary 14 years ago. Some of the loved ones she mentions have preceded her.

Gail Arlen Thalacker Jr., 63, passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, June 14, 2020. He was born on March 3, 1957, in Crookston, Minn. He was raised in Chetek, Wis., where he spent most of his life.

Linda Joan Anderson, 70, of Chetek, Wis., passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2020, at Meadowbrook at Bloomer.

Donald (“Red,” “Jake,” “Ole”) Edwin Jacobson, recently of Chetek, Wis., but earlier of La Crosse, Wis., died peacefully on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Born on June 27, 1930, he passed away one month before he was to be 90 years old.

Dustin Ryan Trowbridge, 41, passed away Thursday, June 11, 2020. He was born Aug. 30, 1978, in New Auburn, Wis., to Buckshot and Sue (McFarlane) Trowbridge. He attended Bloomer High School and graduated from New Auburn High School. Dustin lived at 4 Seasons Adult Family Home in Bloomer, Wis.…

Aline “Ellie” Jurecki, 92, of Chetek, Wis., passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2020, at Meadowbrook at Chetek. 

Dianne K. Knowlton, 79, of Chetek, Wis., passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at the Meadowbrook Nursing and Rehab in Chetek.

Allison Rose West, born on Feb. 23, 1996, to Patty (Mike) Gallaty, of Barron, Wis., and David (Pam) West, of Spencer, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2020, in Madison, Wis., as a result of complications due to leukemia.

Sandra Lee “Sandy” (Konecny) West, 79, Chetek High School Class of 1958, passed away on Monday, May 25, 2020, in Libertyville, Ill.

Lee Roger Bishop Sr., 75, of Chetek, Wis., passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2020, at his home. Lee was born on Feb. 23, 1945, in Chetek, the son of Myrtle and Martin Bishop.

Beulah Ardis (Funk) Pfaff, “Bea” 84, of Chetek, Wis., and formerly of Rockton, Ill., went home to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Thursday, May 21, 2020. She left peacefully, with her daughters at her bedside.

Audrey Smith, 92, passed away on May 24, 2020 at Glenhaven Inc. in Glenwood City, Wis., after a brief illness.

John Sidney Nesseth, 57, of Chetek, Wis., passed away on May 22, 2020, at his residence. John was born in La Crosse, Wis., on December 17, 1962 to Mary Louise Liskovec-Nesseth-Ekstrom and Sidney Nesseth. He was the youngest of five children. He grew up in La Crosse and attended schools in th…

D. Charles “Chuck” Feigh, 77, of Chetek, Wis., passed away on May 19, 2020, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, Wis.

James Owen Fults, 90, a current resident of Osseo Minn., and longtime resident of Chetek, Wis., passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at the Villa at Osseo. He was born April 4, 1930, the son of Marion (James) and Martha (Grace) Briggs Fults in Thorp, Wis.

Heaven has gained a beautiful Angel! Rose Marie Coleman passed away March 3, 2020, at the Barron hospital in Barron, Wis.

Yvonne (Turner) Jager, 70, of Rice Lake, Wis., went to be with the Lord on May 9, 2020, while in hospice care at Woodstone Senor Living in Rice Lake, Wis., after a battle with cancer.

Thelma C. Waterhouse, age 88, of New Auburn, Wis., passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at Meadowbrook in Chetek, Wis.

On Sunday, May 17, 2020, Ronald Erick Hanson, loving husband and father of two children, and grandfather to Arianna, passed away at the age of 60 at Mayo Hospital in Rochester, Minn.

Brentt W. Vana, 61, of Chetek, Wis., passed away on May 11, 2020, at the Marshfield Medical Center in Eau Claire, Wis. Brentt was born on July 1, 1958, in Barron, Wisconsin to Melvin and Lenora (Purintun) Vana.

William “Bill” Rolland Richards, 72, of Chetek, Wis., died Saturday, May 9, 2020, at HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Glenn Allen Palmer was definitely “a science guy.” His longtime interest in science influenced his goals in education and in pursuing a career. He enjoyed talking and reading about science and stimulating interest in science, especially with young children and teenagers. He always wanted to …

Roger Hamholm, 83, of Apache Junction, Ariz., passed away peacefully early Sunday, May 3, 2020, at his home.

Rena G. Gravunder, 80, of New Auburn, Wis., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at Care Partners Assisted Living in Bloomer, Wis.

Anita Miriam Strickland, 89, of Chetek, Wis., passed away on Monday evening, May 4, 2020, at the Meadowbrook Senior Living Apartments in Chetek with her loving husband Richard at her side. Anita Lahde was born on Nov. 12, 1930, in Saul Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Victor and …

Brooklyn Jo Bowe, newborn baby girl of Richard and Taylor (Murray) Bowe, became a special angel who left this world too soon on Monday, April 20, 2020, at the Marshfield Medical Center, Rice Lake.

Terry Curtis Knutson, age 64, of Ridgeland, Wis., passed away unexpectedly Saturday, April 18, 2020, at MCHS-Northland in Barron. Terry was born June 16, 1955, to Curtis and Dorrene (Hanson) Knutson, the oldest of four children. He graduated from Colfax High School in 1973. He married Wendy …

Diann D. Richardson, 80, of Chetek, Wis., passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at the Mayo Clinic Health System, Red Cedar in Menomonie, Wis. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Burnham-Ours-Kolstad Family Funeral Home as soon as the State of Wisconsin’s restrictions on gatherings h…

Max Henry Bergen, 96, of Chippewa Falls, Wis., died peacefully on Thursday, April 23, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in Chippewa Falls.

Stalwart as an oak in the forest, Deacon James Mathias Dennis stood tall and strong for family, faith and future. It is with greatest sorrow we mourn the passing of husband, father, friend, mentor and faithful servant.

David Earl Roseth, age 82, passed away April 8, 2020, at his daughter’s home in Strum, Wis. He battled metastatic thyroid cancer since the fall of 2017.

Danette Kay Picknell, age 49, of Barron, Wis., passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Sunday, April 5, 2020, after a long, hard fight with cancer.

Richard Clarence Zabel walked through Heaven’s Gate to be with God on March 14, 2020, at the age of 60 of complications of respiratory issues.

Marcy Jo Leilani “Heavenly Flower” Knowlton, 53, of Amery, Wis., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, at Sacred Heart Hospital. She was born June 27, 1966, in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Richard and Jean (Harada) Isakson. 

Julie Ann Bronstad, 61, of Cumberland, Wis., passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at Barron Care & Rehab. Julie was born on Nov. 22, 1958, in Fairbault, Minn., the daughter of Loren P. and Arlene (Ozmun) Bronstad.

Heaven has gained a beautiful angel! Rose Marie Coleman passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at the Barron hospital in Barron, Wis.

Rodney Freeman Madison, of Chetek, Wis., passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2020, at his home under the care of Mayo Clinic Hospice. He was born in Marshfield, Wis., on Dec. 25, 1940, the oldest child of Frances (Groth) and Freeman Madison.

NOTE: Services for Gloria J. Luer, originally scheduled for Saturday, April 4, have been postponed. An update will be made when services are rescheduled.

Julie Ann (Reichert) Jari, 57, of Barron, Wis., passed away at home with her husband by her side as God gave her peace on Tuesday, Feb. 11, after a long and courageous battle with health issues.

Annette Stewart, 84, of Berlin, Wis., died peacefully on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at Brown Wilcox in Berlin.

Susan Lorraine Scott (Hoepner) was born Sept. 30, 1948, in the city of Eau Claire, Wis., at Luther Hospital. She passed away peacefully, at the age of 71, on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, at Mayo Clinic Health System in the city of Eau Claire, with her loving family at her side. Susan; her husba…