John Foltz, of Madison, passed away suddenly and peacefully in his sleep early in the morning on May 20, 2017, in Fremont, OH. He spent his last days in Washington, DC, on a trip he had wanted to do for years with his wife, Rita. Loving and generous husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and f…
Wilner G. Ekholm, 86, of Washburn passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Washburn on Feb.9, 1931, son of Carl and Clara (Hanson) Ekholm. He attended Ondossagon School and served in the U. S. Army from January 1952 to January 1954. In 2015, Wilner was…
Donald William Lindsey, 84, formerly of Eau Claire and Washburn, passed away, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 at the WI Veterans Home in Chippewa Falls. He was born July 1, 1932 in Washburn, the son of Raymond and Frances (Stefinski) Lindsey.
George Allan Tranmal, 81, passed away peacefully at UW Hospital and Clinics in Fitchburg on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. He was born Jan. 30, 1935, in Washburn to Ludwig and Laura (Holmen) Tranmal.
William “Bill” John Lindsey, 67, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Jan. 3, 2017. Born on Aug. 31, 1949, in Ashland to Robert and Betty (Tedlund) Lindsey, Bill grew up in Washburn enjoying an active family life in the Town of Bayview and at the family cabin in Iron River.
Kathleen ”Kitty” L. Volak, 60, of Ashland, passed away peacefully on Dec. 12, 2016 in Wyoming, Minn., with her children at her side. Born April 17, 1956, in Washburn, she is predeceased by her parents, Andrew and Dorothy (Gierzak) Volak of Washburn.
Nellie Larson, 88, died peacefully on Dec. 7, 2016, in St. Paul, Minn., after a fall that caused her health to decline. Nellie was born Nov. 26, 1928, in Dunseith, N.D., the daughter of John and Adeline Ross.
Ellen Marie Leino,, 96, of Superior, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, in her home. Ellen was born in Ramsey, Mich., to Carl and Aleksantra (Niemala) Kainu. She moved to the Finn Settlement with her family, and graduated from Walker High School in 1939.
Dorothy “Dot” L. Rusch, 84, of Washburn, passed away on July 11, 2016 at Northern Lights Health Care Center in Washburn. She was born on Aug. 28, 1931, in the township of Brillion, WI, the daughter of Edmund C. Krueger and Hildegarde (Olm) Krueger.
Carl Francis Butterfield Sr. passed away on June 12, 2016, at the age of 64 at the Memorial Medical Center in Ashland. He was born in Red Cliff on Sept. 25, 1951, to Steven I. and Margaret (Charette) Butterfield.
Daniel R. Westlund, Sr. age 85 of Iron River, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, at Memorial Medical Center in Ashland. Dan was born Oct. 17, 1929, in Mason, the son of Nels and Anna (Nordin) Westlund.
Eric Robert Novachek, age 40 of Ashland, died on Aug. 17, 2015, in Washburn. He is survived by his mother, Karen Spears Novachek; Colleen M. O’Shaughnessy; and his stepson Connor D. O’Shaughnessy. He was preceded in death by his father, James T. Novachek, and his maternal grandparents, Rober…
Delphine A. (Hamann) Leafblad, age 97, left this world to her heavenly home on Monday, June 15, 2015, at Northern Lights Health Care Center in Washburn. Delphine was born to Walter and Mildred (Talmadge) Hamann on June 11, 1918, in Connorsville.
Reverend Diane L. Brander, 76, of Washburn, passed away on Dec. 2, 2014, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, in Duluth, Minn. due to an unexpected illness. She was born June 2, 1938, in Stillwater, Minn., the daughter of Glenn T. and Lois M. (Elliott) McCleary.