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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,…
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