Steven “Bubba” Cole, 36, of Chetek, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Jan. 25, 2021.

Rose Ann Jenneman, 66, of Barron, passed away Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, at Essentia Health–St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth, Minn.

Francyne “Fay” Sarna Hamholm, 82, of Apache Junction, Ariz., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 12. 2021, at Banner Heart Hospital, in Mesa, Ariz.

Herb A. Brodt died early in the morning Jan. 7, 2021, in his home, surrounded by family.

Judy Arlene Nielsen, 76, passed away Jan. 11, 2021, at Brentwood Memory Care in Rice Lake, Wis.

Larry Eugene Davis, 80, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, after suffering severe heart failure.

Geraldine McManus, 81, of Chetek, passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 8, 2021.

On Jan. 9, 2021, Rev. Donald C. Thorson went to meet his Savior Jesus Christ whom he faithfully served and loved.

Katherine Mary Effertz, 79, of Chetek, Wis., died Dec. 20, 2020, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, from complications related to COVID-19.

Carol Juve, 98, of Siren, formerly of Barron, passed away Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Siren with family by her side.

Lois A. Elwood-Lindholm (nee Johnson) was born to eternal life after a brief illness on Dec. 28, 2020, at the age of 90.

Jerry Marvin Johnson, 76, of Chetek, Wis., died of COVID on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, at Mayo Clinic Health System-Luther Campus in Eau Claire, with his children, Jarrod and Melody at his side.

Dr. Orville A. Langhough, 92, of Chetek, was called home Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, at the Mayo Clinic Health Care System in Eau Claire, Wis.

Ardell E. Bauman, 74, was born June 6, 1946, to Viola and Arnold Bauman. He took his last breaths on Jan. 3, 2021, due to complications of COVID-19.

James H. Smith Sr., 78, of Washburn, Ill., passed away Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, at his residence.

Owen Ott Young passed away Dec. 8, 2020, in Virginia.

Joel Ray Tietz, 64, of Chetek, Wis., passed away Jan. 1, 2021, at his home under hospice care with his loving family at his side.

Emma Marie Helena Perry, 105, of Altoona, Wis., and formerly of Chetek, Wis., passed away peacefully from natural causes Dec. 18, 2020, at Grace Edgewood Assisted Living Facility, Altoona.

Patricia Lutz, 85, of Chetek, Wis., passed away, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, at Cambridge Senior Living in Rice Lake, Wis.

William “Bill” Konency, 53, of Turtle Lake, Wis., passed away Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, in his own residence. Bill was born May 11, 1967 in Waukesha, Wis., the son of William and Judith (Heller) Konency.

Donna J. Lystig, 91, of Hillsdale, Wis., died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, at Barron Care & Rehabilitation.

John David Rathbun Jr., 80, of Broken Arrow, Okla., died Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, at Senior Suites in Broken Arrow.

Thomas “Tom” Kaminski, 87, of Blaine, Minn., died Dec. 10, 2020, at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, Minn.

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Charmaine R. Mikolon, 76, of Chetek, Wis., died Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. She was born July 20, 1944, to Marcel and Regina (Zdanowski) Colin at Chicago, Ill., where she attended St. Michael’s Catholic School and met her future husband, Paul Mikolon.…

Duane Richard Fjelstad, 82, passed away at Dove Nursing Home in Eau Claire, Wis., on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, due to complications of COVID-19.

Jerome “Jerry” Prorok, 80, of Chetek, Wis., passed away Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, at Shell Lake Health Care Center in Shell Lake. Jerry was born Oct. 11, 1940, in Rice Lake, the son of Paul and Marion (Evenson) Prorok.

Dale Edward Ferry, 80, of Chetek, passed away Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, at Meadowbrook at Chetek. Dale was born on May 28, 1940, in Colfax, Wis., the son of Guy and Myrtle (Breeze) Ferry.

FloyAnn Lofthus was born on Sept. 17, 1945, in Barron County, Wis., to Harvey and Verna Knowlton. She was baptized on Dec. 21, 1945, at home. FloyAnn attended kindergarten through eighth grade in Sand Creek. She was confirmed April 10, 1960, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. She graduated fro…

Carol Jean Jenness, 94, of Blue Mounds, Wis., passed away Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Mount Horeb, Wis.

Mavis I. (Rasmussen) Mireau, 90, of Chetek, Wis., passed away peacefully Sunday, Nov. 29, at Heritage Lakeside in Rice Lake. She was born Oct. 30, 1930, to Hans and Mildred Rasmussen, in Rice Lake. She graduated from Rice Lake High School in 1949. From there, she attended Eau Claire State Te…

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Stanley Walczak, 99, of Chetek, Wis., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, at his home with his loving family at his side.

Arlene S. Hoveland, 90, of New Auburn, Wis., passed away Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, at Mayo Clinic Health Care System in Barron.

Ronald A. Paape, 93, of Eau Claire, Wis., died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, at Dove Healthcare West in Eau Claire.

Raymond Selkow Sr., 92, of Chetek, Wis., died Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, at Meadowbrook at Chetek.

Gene L. Green, 94, of Minneapolis, Minn., and Chetek, Wis., died Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, surrounded by his family, after a long battle with colon cancer.

Anita Joyce Krout, 82, of Chetek, went to be with the Lord, from her home, on Nov. 15, 2020. Anita was born Sept. 15, 1938, in Salina, Kans., the daughter of Arnold and Mildred Holmgren.

Ardella M. Sessions, 73, of Chetek, passed away Nov. 15, 2020, at Mayo Clinic–Saint Mary’s Campus in Rochester, Minn., following a courageous battle with Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, a disease that is very invasive and has no cure.

Vel Roy Herman Wollin, 85, formerly of Minneapolis, Minn., unexpectedly passed away on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, at his home in Chetek, Wis.

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Anita Joyce Krout, 82, of Chetek, went to be with the Lord, from her home, on Nov. 15, 2020. Anita was born Sept. 15, 1938, in Salina, Kans., the daughter of Arnold and Mildred Holmgren. 

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Norma Fay Cooper was born March 15, 1922, to Carl and Mattie Cooper in Lytton, Iowa. The youngest of four children, she grew up in Lytton. On March 2, 1938, she married Dale Niceswanger in Carroll, Iowa. They farmed for many years, and it was here they started their family of seven children.…

Donna (Bronstad) Baalrud, age 72, of Chetek, Wis., passed away Saturday, Nov. 14, at Marshfield Medical Center in Eau Claire, due to COVID-19. Donna was born on Dec. 6, 1947, in Rice Lake, to LeRoy and Dorothy (Rogers) Bronstad. She married the love her life, Merlin “Mike” Baalrud, on Sept. …

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MayBelle Ann (Dennis) Snapp, 74, of Chetek, Wis., passed away peacefully Nov. 13, 2020 , after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. She was born Feb. 16, 1946, to Jack and Laura Dennis, in Fort Wayne, Ind. She graduated in 1964 from Petroleum High School in Petroleum, Ind., where she was ac…

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Gerald (Jerry) Zehner, 95, of Chetek, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, at Meadowbrook at Chetek due to COVID-19.

Yvonne Lorraine (Stanley) Lindblad, 92, of Chetek, passed away Nov. 12, 2020, at Care Partners in Bloomer. Yvonne was born May 15, 1928, in the Rice Lake hospital. She was the first child born to Merrill and Hattie (Flor) Stanley. Yvonne graduated from Chetek High School in 1945.

JoAnn Anderson, 71, passed away at her home with her family by her side on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. She was born March 9, 1949, in Simon, W. Va., to Edward Lowery and Stella Hall Lowery Reek. She married Ray Anderson on Sept. 6, 1968, in Woodstock, Ill.

Lucille Amelia Meservey, age 87, of Chetek, Wis., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, at Meadowbrook at Chetek. She was born Oct. 30, 1933, to Ernest Emil and Sarah Amilia (Woodford) Pahl in Eau Claire, Wis., the granddaughter of Sidney and Mary (Robinson) Woodford, and Ferdinand and Emilie …

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Palma L. Linnerud, 88, of Chetek, Wis., passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020 at Meadowbrook at Chetek. Palma Wintrone was born Nov. 23, 1931, the daughter of Chester and Marie Wintrone in Hamtramck, Mich.

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Mildred Marie Balog was born July 10, 1931, in Barron, Wis., the daughter of Conrad and Inez (Curtis) Koenig. She died peacefully on Nov. 9, 2020, at the age of 89 years at Meadowbrook Senior Living in Chetek, Wis.