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…

Mary Belle Amans, 93, of Chippewa Falls, Wis., formerly of Chetek, Wis., died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, at Lake Hallie Memory Care.

Glenn C. Matson passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, at the age of 95. He was born in Chetek, Wis., on July 8, 1924, to Nels and Annie (Williams) Matson. Glenn was the second-oldest of nine children. In 1944, he joined the U.S. Army Air Corps and went into the flight training…

Patricia A. Drost, 85, of Rice Lake, Wis., died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, at Marshfield Medical Center – St. Joseph Hospital in Marshfield, Wis.

Glen Franklin Reinagle, 82, of Rice Lake, Wis., passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.

Randy Joe Kelley, 59, of Chetek, Wis., passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Barron, Wis.

Martha M. Hell, 90, passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, at Just Like Home in Chetek, Wis.

Cleo Ann Taft, 74, of Chetek, Wis., went home on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, at Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield, Wis. She was born in Rice Lake, Wis., on Nov. 10, 1945, the youngest child of Irene (Nelson) and Thomas Omtvedt.

Colleen (Gotham) Makela, 91, of Inver Grove Heights, Minn., passed away on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020.

Muriel Jeanette Nelson, 92, of Chetek, Wis., died Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at Meadowbrook at Chetek, where she resided for the past 10 years.

James William Amble, 75, passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital in Arlington, Texas. He was born in Colfax, Wis., to the late Phillip and Selma Amble.

Carl E. Huset, 92, of Chetek, Wis., passed away on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, at Meadowbrook at Chetek. Carl was born on June 7, 1927, in Dallas, Wis., the son of Oscar and Clara (Thompson) Huset.

Paul A. Hoff, 71, of Chetek/Cameron, Wis., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at Meadowbrook at Chetek. Paul was born on March 29, 1948, in La Crosse, Wis., the son of Lester and Arlene (Midtlien) Hoff.

Joanne Frances (Dailey) Williams, 84, of Sand Creek, Wis., passed away at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wis., on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019.

Marilyn H. Ross, 84, of St. Louis Park, Minn., formerly of Chetek, Wis., passed away on Monday, Dec. 23, 2019.

Frederick Kenneth Lohse, 86, of Cameron, Wis., and formerly of Wonder Lake, Ill., passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, in Rice Lake, Wis. He was born on Jan. 22, 1933, in Chicago, Ill., to his father, Frederick “Fred” Charles Lohse, and his mother, Marie Helen (Postelnick) Lohse.

Betty Belle (Williams) (Gubrud) (Grieshup) Pitzer went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, at Our House Senior Living in Eau Claire, Wis. Betty was born March 1, 1923, to Benjamin E. and Nellie Mae Williams in the township of Dovre, Barron County, Wis.

Mark O. Duxbury, 60, of Cameron, Wis., died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Barron, Wis.

George R. Lund, 80, of New Auburn, Wis., passed away in Rochester, Minn., on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. He was born on the old canning factory farm in Chetek, Wis., on Jan. 1, 1939, to Henry and Ruth (Knipfer) Lund.

Dorothy May Francois, 91, of Chetek, Wis., passed away on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, at Meadowbrook Senior Living at Chetek. Dorothy Seever was born on April 23, 1928, in Rice Lake, Wis., the daughter of John and Permelia Seever.

Betty Pitzer, of Eau Claire, Wis., and formerly of Chetek, Wis., passed away on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, at Our House Senior Living in Eau Claire.

Genevieve “Jenny” Kaminski, 78, of Blaine, Minn., died suddenly after a brief illness with lung cancer on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. She was born on March 30, 1941, in Ladysmith, Wis., to John and Marie Wutkiewicz.

Lyle G. Strong, 75, of Braham, Minn., passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, at Cambridge Medical Center after collapsing outside his apartment.

Mark Bruce Atkinson, of Chetek, Wis., died peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. 

Ilene Esther Gunderman, 84, of Chetek, Wis., passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, at Just Like Home Assisted Living in Chetek, under the care of Lakeview Hospice.

Robert Vern McGrail, 94, of Hudson, Wis., formerly of Chetek, Wis., and Elgin, Ill., died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. He was born Dec. 23, 1924, in Minneapolis, Minn., and graduated from Hudson High School in the Class of 1943. After graduating, he enlisted in the U.S. Army.

Arthur Leonard Huset, 88, of Chetek, Wis., passed away on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, surrounded by his family.

Nancy Manke, 66, of New Auburn, Wis., passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, at her home.

Robert “Bob” Charles Hartman Jr. (“Butch,” “Mole”), 74, of Chetek, Wis., passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. The Lord called him home after two years of struggling with health issues. Bob was born on June 20, 1945, in Hackensack, N.J., the son of Marge (Gray) and Robert Hartman Sr.

Basil Vernon Bronstad, 78, of Chetek, Wis., passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, at his daughter’s residence on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019.

Maxine Leona Christianson, 92, of New Richmond, Wis., formerly of Almena, Wis., passed away in the early morning hours on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, at St. Croix Health Center in New Richmond.

Merlin Dodge, 76, of Altoona, Wis., passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, at home surrounded by his family.

Robin A. Byrnes, 64, of rural Chetek, Wis., died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, at Pioneer Health & Rehab in Prairie Farm, Wis.

Eileen J. Scates, 95, passed away Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at Atrium Post Acute Care of Chetek, Wis. She was born Dec. 26, 1923, to William and Bessie (Kiser) Young, of Dallas, Wis.

Calvin Albert Dauffenbach, Jr., 74, of Weyerhaeuser, Wis., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at the Heritage Lakeside nursing home in Rice Lake, Wis.

Delores B. Moore, 84, of rural Cameron, Wis., died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wis.

Howard R. Carter, 83, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, surrounded by his family, after a valiant fight with lung cancer.

Charles A. Paine, 80 of Chippewa Falls, Wis., passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, at Marshfield Medical Center in Eau Claire, Wis.

Mark Thomas Schoonover, 65, passed away on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, surrounded by the love of his family at his home on Island Lake.  He died after courageously battling cancer over the last several months.

Ronald Charles Kurtzhals, 56, of Centuria, Wis., died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at his home.

James Earl Severude, 90, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, at Just Like Home Senior Care in Chetek, Wis. He was born in the town of Maple Grove, Wis., to Emil and Olga Severude. He was baptized and confirmed at New Scandinavia Lutheran Church in Dallas, Wis., where he was a lifetime active member…