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Jim Giackino, also known as Bubba, the Whiz, Castile Cat, The Ups Man, the Macaroni Pony, Junxie, Big-G-Little-o-goes-with-Giackino and many other nicknames, went to Heaven early Tuesday morning, Feb. 18, 2020, at home, after a brief illness. His loving wife, Michelle, was with him.

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Thomas F. O’Connor Sr. (Ozhaashaa-Niigig or Slippery Otter), age 78, of Odanah, WI passed away Friday, February 14, 2020, at his residence. He was born June 18, 1941, in Hayward, the son of Fredrick and Rachael (Wesley) Connors.

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Sally A. (Potter) Kupczyk, age 85, of Erie passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at St. Mary’s at Asbury Ridge with her family by her side. She was born February 20, 1934 in Ashland, Wisconsin the daughter of the late Benjamin and Anna (Ludack) Potter.

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Elsie Mae Guski, age 89, passed away Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Ashland Health Care Center. She was born Elsie Mae McCutcheon, on August 29, 1930, the daughter of Charles and Edith (Pierce) McCutcheon.

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Dorothy Eileen Van Ornum, age 92, of Ashland and formerly of Marengo, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on Friday, February 14, 2020. She was born February 2, 1928 in Delaware Co., OH, the daughter of Edward and Ida (Rader) Sheets.

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David Nelson, age 68, a resident of Ashland, died on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at Essentia Health- St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth.

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Vernon Joseph “Junior” Defoe II, age 78 of Lac du Flambeau, WI died on Sunday, January 26th at Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff, WI. Vernon was born on March 30, 1941 in Hayward, WI the son of Vernon J. and Cecelia (nee Smart) Defoe I.

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Vivian F. Swanson, age 93, of Washburn, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at the Northern Lights Health Care in Washburn. She was born on January 20, 1927 in the country outside of Washburn, to parents Reuben and Myrtle (Harvey) Lines.

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Carey Baxter, age 46, of LaPointe, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. He was born on January 23, 1974, the son of Gwen Baxter.

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Amy Lynn Margetta, age 51, of Mobile, AL, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, January 23, 2020. She was born March 1, 1968 in Ashland, WI to Mathew and Vickie (Bennecke) Margetta.

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Charles “Gale” Nemec (Big Guy or Super G as his kids called him), age 83, passed away February 11, 2020. He was born September 3, 1936, in Ashland, Wisconsin, to parents Anna (Borowicki) and Charles Nemec. He was preceded in death by his parents and his step-mother, Josephine Nemec.

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Helen Christine McDonald (nee Miskulin), our dear mother left for heaven after 96 years, on November 25, 2019.

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Donna Marie Dawson, age 54, of Ashland, passed away peacefully, Saturday, February 08, 2020 at Ashland Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born August 5, 1965 in Ashland, the daughter of Richard and Helen Marie (Worobay) Dawson.

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Thomas B. Stenman, 87, passed away on Thursday, Feb 6, 2020. He was born on May 30, 1932 in Ashland, WI the son of Robert and Alice (Bloomquist) Stenman.

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Harriet Nelson Swanson, Winchester, Wisconsin, returned home to her beloved Jesus Christ for ever lasting life on February 7, 2020.

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June Anna Nelmark, age 90 of Highbridge, WI, passed away peacefully Monday, Feb 10, 2020 at Mellen Manor in Mellen, WI. June was born June 23, 1929 in Ashland, WI the daughter of Hjalmer and Anna (Elson) Mattson.

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Thomas B. Stenman, 87, passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2020. Thomas was born on May 30, 1932 in Ashland, WI the son of Robert and Alice (Bloomquist) Stenman.

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Annie F. Gordon, also lovingly known as Bumpy and Bird, age 47, of Red Cliff, WI, passed away, Tuesday February 4, 2020 in Ashland, WI. She was born January 25, 1973 in Washburn, WI the daughter of Frank Gordon Sr. and Alice Pechaver.

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Paul Samuel Shee, age 31, of Ashland, passed away, Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at his home. He was born November 2, 1988 in Ashland, the son of Randy and Betsy (Crowe) Shee.

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Katherine Armella Bruns, age 61, passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, surrounded by her loved ones. Kathy was born on November 4, 1958 in Madison, WI to George and Angeline (Acker) Schlub. She grew up in DeForest, graduating from DeForest High School. Kathy worked a multitude of caree…

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James R. Melberg age 86 of Roseville, MN; formerly of Ashland, WI passed away February 3, 2020. Survived by his wife of 61 years, Pat; children, Lori Melberg (Scott Beal) and Steven Melberg (Kathy); grandchildren, Megan, Peter (Alyssa), Anna (Marcus) and Ian; nine great grandchildren; other …

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Lisa J. Sunbury, age 57, of Bayfield, WI and formerly of Ocean City, MD, passed on to her forever beach home on Monday, February 3, 2020.

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Denise D. Lampson, age 64, of Ashland, passed away on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at her home. Denise was born on April 18, 1955 in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of Melvin and Clara Salstrom.

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Sheila Jane Innes, age 78, passed away at her house after a long illness on Thursday, January 30, 2020. She was born on September 16, 1941 in Ashland and was the daughter of Leonard and Ruth (Nystron) Giese. She married George Innes on August 21, 1965 in Ashland. The most important thing to …

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William E. “Wild Willy” Gregoire, age 90, and the man with the Golden Dollar has left this earth on Saturday, February 1, 2020, in Duluth, MN. He was born January 29, 1930, in Bayfield, the son of John and Olga (Solie) Gregoire and was born the eighth of ten children.

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Rose Marie Hovey, age 85, of Washburn, WI passed away peacefully on February 4, 2020 at Northern Lights Health Care Center in Washburn Wisconsin. She was born Rose Marie Egger, October 6, 1934 to Bernard and Wilhemina Egger of St. Paul, MN. She married Walter Hovey in St Paul, MN on June 4, …

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Eldon L. Nuessmeier, age 82 of Ashland, WI passed away Wednesday, Jan 29, 2020 at Court Manor Health Services in Ashland. Eldon was born July 9, 1937 in Gibbon, MN, the son of Otto and Olga (Buerkle) Nuessmeier.

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Daniel William Culligan died unexpectedly, with his beloved dog, Stella, by his side, on Sunday, January 26, 2020 in Mesa, Arizona, at the age of 73.

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Elaine Schultz Thoreson, known and loved by all as Grammy, was born on September 12, 1918 and passed away at 101 years old in the early morning hours of January 22nd. She had been suffering from Alzheimer's for years, though she had no other health problems. She died very peacefully with no …

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Scott Anthony Bourgeois, age 57, of Wisconsin Dells, passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020 at Wisconsin Dells Health Services. He was born on December 16, 1962 in Ashland, WI, the son of Theodore Benjamin and Eileen (Carroll) Bourgeois Jr. On June 24, 1989, he was united in marriage to Vir…

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Raquel Joi Berglund, nee Gordon, age 50, of Red Cliff, passed away after suffering through a long illness on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth, MN. She was born July 14, 1969 in Washburn, the daughter of Daniel and Lou Ann (Kosberg) Gordon.

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Donald J. Janigo, 83, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 25, 2020 surrounded by his family in his beautiful rustic home in Hatley. Don was born in Ashland, WI on June 9, 1936, the son of the late John and Ann Janigo.

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Donald "Mingo" W. Mueller, 91 of Bayfield, WI passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020 at Memorial Medical Center in Ashland, WI. Don was born Oct 21, 1928 in Milwaukee, WI the son of Walter and Mary Mueller.

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Richard L. Woiak, age 58 of Ashland, WI passed away Sunday, Jan 19, 2020 at Essentia Health-Saint Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth, MN. Richard was born Jan 6, 1962 in Ashland the son of Larry and Mary (Govin) Woiak.

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Leona A. King, loving wife and mother of four children passed away on Dec 28, 2019, in Ashland, WI at the age of 95. She was preceded in death by her husband William L. King and daughter Sharon Johnson.

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Nancy L. Campbell, 62, of Washburn, WI, passed away January 11, 2020 surrounded by family at Park View Home of Woodville, WI. Services honoring her memory are pending & will be posted at a later date. For more information, please contact O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Baldwin, WI, 715-…

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Jacob “Jake” Vitek, Jr. 84, of Eau Claire, died Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at Care Partners on Birch Street in Eau Claire, surrounded by his family.

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Norma L. Bader, age 85, of Marengo, WI and formerly of Peoria, IL, passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Memorial Medical Center in Ashland. She was born January 23, 1934 in Peru, IL, the daughter of Terrence and Laurel (Fritz) Martin (Martini).

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Donald "Mingo" W. Mueller, 91 of Bayfield, WI passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020 at Memorial Medical Center in Ashland, WI.

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Esther A. Rannow, age 90, of Abbotsford, passed away at the home of her daughter, Rochelle, on January 20, 2020 in Verona under the tender care of hospice.

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Clayton G. Toman, Jr. age 53 of Ellsworth, WI, passed away peacefully from stage 4 lung cancer on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 surrounded by family. Clayton was born on April 25, 1966 in Ashland, WI the son of Clayton, Sr. and Donna (Croteau) Toman.

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William T. Arntsen, 80, Two Harbors, died Monday, January 20, 2020 in Chris Jensen Health and Rehabilitation.

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On Thursday, January 16, 2020, our beloved, occasionally cantankerous, and usually hilariously funny son and brother, Thomas Lyle Ortman, Jr. (known as T.O. or Tommy), decided he’d had enough of his corporeal pain and ended it. He will be immortalized in our memories and our stories and some…

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Richard L Woiak, 58, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth, MN.

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Kirk A. Ropicky, age 32, of Washburn, passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at his residence surrounded by loved ones. He was born March 11, 1987, in Racine, the son of David and Judi (Brehm) Ropicky.

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Rob Ganson, “the Penokee Poet,” age 63 of Washburn, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, with his loving wife by his side. He was born September 22, 1956 in Peoria, Illinois, the son of Robert and Marlene (Vogel) Ganson.

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Anthony C “Tony” Laurian Jr., age 84, of Washburn, passed away Thursday, January 16, 2020, at Court Manor Health Services, in Ashland. He was born June 17, 1935, in Chicago, IL, the son of Anthony C. and Della (Shadaas) Laurian Sr.

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Wayne Smith of Iron River, WI passed away peacefully on Monday, January 6, 2020 in Lake Havasu City, Arizona where he and his wife Lynette were spending the winter.

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Christian D “Candy Rapper” Thompson, age 26, of Ashland, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at his residence. He was born September 13, 1993, in Aurora, IL.