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Anita K. Kleinsteiber, 75, of Highbridge, WI passed away Tuesday, Sept 17, 2019 at Mellen Manor in Mellen, WI. Anita was born May 7, 1944 in Washburn, WI, the daughter of Richard F. and Ruth (Hall) Boettcher.

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Ralph A. Leciejewski, 82, passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center in Ashland, WI. Ralph was born on Jan 21, 1937 in Ashland, WI, the son of Anthony and Sabina Leciejewski.

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Hazel Frances Whitebird (Miskwaa Bagonegiizhigookwe), 84, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at the Zeba Indian Community in L’.Anse, Michigan. She was born on November 18, 1934 to Paul Austin Basina and Rosella Gokee at the Hayward Indian Hospital. Hazel attended St. Ma…

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Joshua James Byrnes, 25, of Ashland passed away Saturday, September 14, 2019 at St. Mary’s Medical Center, in Duluth, MN. He was born July 25, 1994 in Ashland, the beloved son of James J. Byrnes and Debra K. (Griffith) Byrnes. He touched the lives of many people with his smile and generosity…

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Sandra L. (Gray) Eesley, 72, of Mercer passed away Monday, September 16, 2019 at home surrounded by family. The daughter of the late James and Anne (Tremback) Gray was born August 7, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois. In 1960 the family moved to Mercer and Sandra graduated from Mercer High School.

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James T. Owsianowski, 78, of Cable, WI passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at his home.

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Sister Margaret Kacvinsky, OSF (1937 – 2019), died at Our Lady of Angels Retirement Village, Joliet, Illinois on September 12, 2019. Sister Margaret was the daughter of the late Margaret (Renner) and Stephen Kacvinsky. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Jennifer, and brothe…

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Sue Carol Mertig passed away at her home on September 13, 2019. She was born on March 31, 1938 to Phyllis & Harold Kyler in Mosinee, WI.

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Les Olsen, longtime resident of Brookings, Oregon, passed peacefully on February 22, 2019. He was 87 years old, and had enjoyed the last two years of his life living with his son Kenny and wife Denise in rural Redmond, Oregon.

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Matthew George Ollanketo, 52, of Marengo, WI passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Ashland on August 4, 1967 to Elden and Martha (Kuismi) Ollanketo.

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Robert "Bob" Niebuhr, 78, passed away peacefully with his loved ones by his side on Sunday, September 8th, 2019, at St. Mary's Hospital. He was born on June 3rd, 1941, in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Arthur “Hoot” Louis Lynk, 62, of Odanah started his journey on Sept 9, 2019. Hoot was born on March 1, 1957 in Lac Courte Orielles, Wisconsin to Margaret (Winters) and Arthur Lynk Sr.

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M. Susan McLaughlin passed on Friday, August 9, 2019. She was born on March 7, 1920 to George and Anna Boris in Washburn, WI. Susan was a member of the St. Florian Church for 16 years and worked in Chicago for 5 years.

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Clayton Jacob Beckman, 85, formerly of Herbster, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 6, 2019 at the Court Manor Health Services in Ashland with his family by his side. He was born on December 30, 1933 in Brule, the son of William and Ailie (Kangas) Beckman.

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Shirley Irene Jasperson passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 surrounded by family in Menomonie, Wisconsin. Shirley was born on October 19, 1929 in Somerset, Wisconsin to Oscar and Lilah (Redlich) Rivard.

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Florence passed away on September 2, 2019 at her home in Washburn, WI. Florence was born in Washburn on October 24, 1931, the daughter of Jacob and Josephine (Kunes) Dibbell. She was a lifelong resident of Washburn.

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Anthony John (Tony) Gast, a native of Ashland and a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps, died Saturday, August 31 at his parents’ home in Marengo. He was 52.

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Monica L. Vitek, 77, of Mellen, WI passed away Friday, August 30, 2019 at the Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield, WI. Monica was born May 7, 1942 in Ashland, WI, the daughter of Fred F. and Margaret (O’Dovero) Flesia.

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Helen M. Leonhard, 78, of Marinette, WI passed into eternal life on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Bellin Health Hospital in Green Bay, WI. Helen passed peacefully with family by her side.

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Nancy Ann Piller, 77, of Grand View passed away with her loving husband by her side, Thursday, August 29, 2019 at her home. She was born September 26, 1941 in Kenosha, WI, the daughter of Louis and Gladys (Bielowicz) Gergel.

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Shirley Joy Haugen passed away peacefully, surrounded by her children, on August 29, 2019 at Court Manor Care Center, Ashland.

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Genevieve A. Powless Minakamikookwe, 82, of Odanah, WI passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center in Ashland. She was born on December 14, 1936 in Odanah, the daughter of Lawrence and Florence (Gordon) Madosh.

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Gordon H. Anderson, 69, passed away at his residence on Monday, August 26, 2019. He was born in Ashland on November 12, 1949, the son of the late Roy and Margaret (Stadler) Anderson. Gordy was a graduate of Drummond High School. He proudly served in the United States Army.

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Richard “Rich” Roy McDonald, 67, of Mason passed away with his loving family by his side on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth, MN. He was born November 21, 1951 in Chicago, IL, the son of Thomas and Mailyn (Provost) McDonald.

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John R. Yachinich, 81, of Ashland passed away surrounded by family Monday, August 26, 2019. He was born June 21, 1938 in Hibbing, MN, the son of Joe and Ann Yachinich.

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David F. Renz Sr., 61, of Ashland passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth, MN. He was born January 17, 1958 in Chicago, IL, the son of Connie and Alice (Thornquist) Renz.

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Sharyn A. Maloney, 76, of Ashland, WI passed away Monday, Aug 12, 2019 at Ashland Health Services in Ashland. Sharyn was born Feb 11, 1943 in Hinckley, MN, the daughter of Conrad O. and Irene E. (Theile) Reitan.

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Gary Lynn Westlund, 72, of Ashland, Wisconsin passed away on Friday, August 16, 2019 at home while holding his wife’s hand. Gary was born Friday, August 15, 1947 to Beulah A. Nelson in Racine, Wisconsin, later adopted by Henning O. Westlund. He lived in Ashland, Wisconsin until he graduated …

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John William Moran, 72, of Iron River passed away on Monday, August 19, 2019 at his home in Ashland, WI. He was born on October 28, 1946 in Ashland, the son of Joseph and Juanita (Fuhrmann) Moran.

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Gerald C. Christie, 78, of Mellen, WI passed away Friday, Aug 16, 2019 at his residence, surrounded by his beloved family. Gerald was born Feb 24, 1941 in Ashland, WI, the son of Wilmot and Claire (Kurrasch) Christie.

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Joseph G. Kovach Jr., 71, of Ashland passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at his home. He was born September 13, 1947 in Ashland, the son of Joseph and Evelyn (Bayliss) Kovach.

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Mary Ann M. Paoli, 94, of Stanwood, MI passed peacefully into the hands of God on July 28, 2019 after a stroke. She was born in Houghton, MI on October 7, 1924, the loving daughter of the late Francis R. and Anna (Michetti) LePage. She attended Houghton High School and Michigan Technological…

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Robert “Bob” Dustrude, 90, former resident of Ashland, WI, passed away peacefully on August 8, 2019 at Care Partners Assisted Living in Schofield. Bob was born on November 8, 1928 in Beloit, Wisconsin.

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Ronald G. “Oi” Maki, 65, of Iron River, WI passed away on August 9, 2019 at Court Manor Health Services. He was born February 9, 1954 in Ashland, WI, the son of Eino and Hilja (Granlund) Maki.

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Elizabeth H. Zilke, 91, of Duluth, MN passed away December 19, 2018 at her home. She was born October 13, 1927 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Romanus and Katherine (Schmelzle) Zilke.

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Sharon K. Anderson (Stadler), 79, of West Bend passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019 at St. Joseph's Hospital in the town of Polk.

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Audrey L. Jarecki, 83 of Mason, WI passed away Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 at Ashland Health Services in Ashland, WI with her loving family at her side. She was born April 19, 1936 in Ashland, the daughter of Erwin and Mary (Borosich) Smith.

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Thomas C. Wasieleski, 81, of Mellen, WI, passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at the Mellen Manor Nursing Home in Mellen. Thomas was born on December 11, 1937 in Mellen, WI, the son of Casmir and Theresa (Beyer) Wasieleski.

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Marlene L. (Hebert) Koleski, 78, of Ashland, went to her heavenly home, Saturday, August 3, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born November 24, 1940 in Ashland, the daughter of Oscar and Lempi (Long) Nelmark.

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Jack Jeffrey Maccani, 36, of Washburn, entered eternal life Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. He was born June 1, 1983 in Bessemer Township, MI, a son of William L. and Diane Maccani. He was the youngest of five children.

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Ann Kathleen Bloomquist of Washburn, Wisconsin was born in Austin, Texas on September 26, 1939, sharing a birthday with her sister Rebecca. A poet, bassoonist, artist, bookseller, ham radio operator, wife, and mother, Kathi was a left-handed iconoclast, always curious about epistemology, phi…

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Edward T. Schubring, age 72, of Weston, formerly of Ashland, died on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at Wisconsin Veterans Home in King.

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Richard William Tuttle, 69, of Ashland, WI passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Rick was born on March 17, 1950 in Ashland to William and Genevieve (Rapolz) Tuttle. His early years were spent in Superior where he graduated from Superior Senior High and UW-Superior. With a selective servi…

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Gwen E. Steele (Erickson), 66, passed away July 14, 2019 in Ladysmith, WI after struggling with increasing health issues. Gwen was born February 17, 1953 in Ashland, WI. She graduated from Ashland High School, UW-Eau Claire and also received a master's degree from UW-Stout. She spent the maj…

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All friends and neighbors are invited to celebrate the lives of Max & Joanie with the family.

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Walter J. Stolarzyk, Sr., 84, of Ashland, WI passed away Saturday, July 27, 2019 at his residence with his loving family near his side. He was born May 31, 1935 in Mason, WI, the son of John A. and Josephine (Vaillancourt) Stolarzyk.

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Mabel D. Jellish, 99, of Ashland, WI passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Ashland Health Services. Mabel was born on October 7, 1919 in Grand View, WI, the daughter of Helge and Milly (Silvig) Gunderson.

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Joseph R. Toman, 98, of rural Ashland passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at the Memorial Medical Center in Ashland, surrounded by his family. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. Joseph was born to John and Elizabeth (Budiash) Toman on March 18, 1921 at their home.