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We are deeply saddened to announce the loss of Janet N. Bergh, on March 21, 2019. Janet, age 86, passed away in Gulf Shores, Alabama, in the company of her husband Charles and her two sons. She is survived by her loving family; husband Charles, sons David (Maureen), Donald (Veronica), and fo…

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Lenore Swan, 89, of Shell Lake passed away peacefully on March 24, 2019 in the company of her loving family. Lenore Mae Lauritsen was born in Timberland on May 15, 1929 the ninth child of Adolph and Emma (Swenson) Lauritsen. She graduated from Cumberland High School in 1948. On April 15, 195…

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Connie M. Hodshire, age 72, of Rice Lake, WI died Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Mayo Clinic Health System - Luther Hospital in Eau Claire, WI.  She was born June 10, 1946 to Raymond and Shirley (Patton) Glover.

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Todd William Rasmussen, age 42, of Janesville, WI died on March 18, 2019 at his home. He was born in Beloit, WI on February 2, 1977. He attended Parker High School in Janesville and received a degree in masonry bricklaying from Indianhead Technical College in Rice Lake, WI. Todd was employed…

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Ruth Jeanette (Swenson) Schock of Amery, WI died surrounded by family on March 12, 2019 at the Amery Hospital and Clinic.  She was 92 years young.

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Darwin Wesley Wosepka, 100, of Haugen died Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Heritage Lakeside. He was born January 6, 1919 in Vienna, SD to Emil and Jenny (Bruha) Wosepka. Darwin was in the National Guard from 1935-1938 and was drafted in 1943.Darwin was in the Signal Corp stationed in Iceland wh…

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Charles Clifford Lowell, born 8-8-41 in Rice Lake, WI passed away at home on March 14th in Henderson, NV.  Chuck was a big racing fan and enjoyed spending time at Rice Lake Speedway, especially working with the pit crews. In his spare time he was a big NBA basketball fan. After a long career…

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Joseph "Joe" Conrad Kinnick, 72, of Rice Lake died Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Heritage Lakeside. He was born February 25, 1947, in Rice Lake, WI to Edward and Marian (Kubista) Kinnick. He was married in an airplane while flying over the Rice Lake area to Marie Uchytil who preceded him in …

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 Wilfred “Fred” Francis Derousseau, 92, of Rice Lake, WI, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 with his family at his side.  

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Epp M. Edwards, age 78, of Cameron, WI died Monday, March 11th, 2019 at Heritage Lakeside Nursing Home in Rice Lake.  He was born December 6th, 1940 to Guy & Elizabeth (Moore) Edwards at Newport News, VA where he was raised and attended school.  In 1990 he moved to Minnesota & on Jun…

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Marlys M. LaBlanc, age 75, of Prairie Farm, WI died Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.  She was born June 19th, 1943 to Raymond & Erma (Wirth) O’Flanagan at Prairie Farm.  She attended Young School & graduated from Prairie Farm High School in 1961.  She …

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Dorothy Forcey, 81, of Rice Lake passed on, January 28, 2019 at Shell Lake Health Care Center. She was born April 4, 1937 in Maribel, WI to Hubert and Olga (Klug) Rabenhorst. 

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 Daryl (Moose) Harley Lanphere, 67, of Birchwood, formerly of Eau Claire, WI passed away with family by his side, Monday, March 04, 2019 at Marshfield Medical Center – Rice Lake. 

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Merlin Roy Jahnke passed away on March 1, 2019.  Merlin was born September 6, 1935 to George and Myrtle Jahnke in Pepin, Wisconsin. He married Ida Grohn on September 21, 1957. They made their home in Woodbury, Minnesota and he worked for 3M for 33 years. After many years of camping they made…

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David Edward Romportl, 58, of Haugen died Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at his home. He was born October 9, 1960, in Rice Lake to Edward "Rompy" and Martha (Paulus) Romportl, was raised in Haugen and graduated from Rice Lake High School.  David has worked for many years at Ventures Unlimited, a…

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Nancy Jo-Ann Demers, 83, of Rice Lake died on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at Marshfield Medical Center. She was born on November 27, 1935, in Peoria, IL, to George and Frances (Smith) Scherer. 

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Darlene June Dietrich, 76 of Chetek passed away Friday, February 22, 2019 at her residence with her family by her side.  She was born in Northern Wisconsin May 23, 1942 the daughter of Elizabeth (Jerry) and Hallie Johnson.

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Joshua Lee (JC) Christopherson, age 32, died Thursday, February 14, 2019 at his home in Maplewood, Minnesota.  He was born March 11, 1986 in Barron, WI to David and Lona (Bean) Christopherson.

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Alan “Al” Manson, 75, of Ladysmith died peacefully, surrounded by his family Wednesday, February 13 in Marshfield, Wisconsin.

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Lorraine Alice Scheps, 89, of Almena passed away on, February 16, 2019 at Mayo Northland, in Barron.. She was born August 11, 1929 in Reeve, WI to John and Mary (Ritchie) Dado. She went to school at Clayton High where she was the valedictorian for the class of 1948. 

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Bruce Lee Rogers, 48, of Rice Lake passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. He was born September 18, 1970 in Rice Lake, WI to Rolland "Poncho" and Elizabeth "Betty" (Romportl) Rogers.  He is survived by his mother, Betty Rogers (Jerry …

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 Dick Scheurer Age 78, of Mounds View, MN formerly of Rice Lake, WI died February 13, 2018 of acute respiratory failure. 

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Janet Denison, 70, died Sunday February 3, 2019 at home after a brief struggle with cancer. Janet Marie was born in the kitchen to Ross and Rose (Rohlik) Denison on a snowy January 20, 1949. The weather prevented her parents from getting to the hospital and so Janet was born on the family's …

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Dorothy Forcey, 81, of Rice Lake passed on, January 28, 2019 at Shell Lake Health Care Center. She was born April 4, 1937 in Maribel, WI to Hubert and Olga (Klug) Rabenhorst. 

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Harry Burton Nelson, 98,  of Cumberland died Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Care and Rehab-Cumberland. He was born July 5, 1920 in Minneapolis, MN to Harry Burton and Emily (Severson) Nelson. Harry graduated from Cumberland High School in 1937.  He went on to the University of Wisconsin-Madis…

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Fred Arthur Brede, age 65 of Osceola, died Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at Good Samaritan Society in St. Croix Falls.Fred was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Dorothea Brede. He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Susan; three children, Michael (Kristine) Brede, Heather (And…

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Ronald Melford "Ronnie" Holmstrom, 54, of Cameron passed away, February 2, 2019 at his home. He was born May 8, 1964 in Rice Lake, WI to Melford and Janace (Penzkover) Holmstrom. 

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Barbara Mae "Barb" Elfers, 83, of Almena died Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Barron Care & Rehab. She was born January 22, 1936 in Hillsdale, WI to Tony and Lilly (Hoscheit) Balog, Sr., attended country school in Hillsdale and graduated from Barron High School in 1954. Barb was recruited …

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Daniel Edward Gavin, 77 of Bruce, passed away at his home on Amacoy Lake on January 27, 2019 of natural causes. Dan was born on April 2, 1941 in Ladysmith to Daniel & Genevieve (Rozak) Gavin of Bruce. They preceded him in death.

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June Marie Havel, 86, of Rice Lake, passed away peacefully, with family by her side. She joined her Heavenly Father on Monday, January 28, 2019. June was born May 26, 1932 in Rice Lake, WI to Napolean and Fern (Coleman) Paradise. She was married to Melvin "Bud" Havel for 35 years; and later …

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Paul Van Der Loop of Bruce and formerly of Tony, WI passed away on January 28, 2019 at Rusk County Memorial Hospital. He was born on August 20, 1922, in Tony, to George Van Der Loop and Alice (Reynders) Van Der Loop.

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Kate Bergren, age 83, of Rice Lake, WI, left this world to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 27, 2019.

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Jack D. Kreutz, 87 of Chetek passed away Monday, January 28, 2019 at Heritage Lakeside in Rice Lake, Wisconsin.  He was born September 21, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois the son of Ruth (Gleason) and Erwin Kreutz.

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Leigh Livermore, son of Raymond and Helen Livermore was born in River Falls, Wisconsin on February 18, 1949. He was the fourth of 5 children with sister Sharon and brothers Jay, Mark, and Kirk. He was raised in old Hudson, Wisconsin on 10th Street just a few blocks from Coon’s Hill, Burton F…

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Barbara Ann Wroblewski, 80, of Rice Lake, WI, passed away peacefully on January 20, 2019, at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth, MN after complications of an infection, with loving family by her side. She was born October 9, 1938, to Sherman and Lorene (Edie) Kalkbrenner in …

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Ardis Helen Fostvedt, born February 11, 1919, died peacefully and went to our Lord on January 19, 2019. She lived a full, loving, and God-centered life, 23 days shy of her 100th birthday.

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  Kathryn Holub, age 81, passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at her residence. She was born the daughter of the late William and Ione (Nee: Darocher) Zieroth and grew up in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. On January 13, 1954 she was united in marriage to George Holub and they moved to Racine in 1955…

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