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Susan Kaye “Helgeson” Steinke AKA “Cookie Grandma”, died in her home on July 11th, 2021. Susan was proceeded in death by mother Betty Mae Stefon and father Clifford Andrew Helgeson. Susan is survived by her husband Thomas Steinke, Son Tony (Carrie) Steinke, daughter Kari Steinke and 2 grandc…

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David John Mattison, age 67, of Baldwin, Wisconsin died at his home with his wife by his side on Monday, July 19th.  Dave was born in Baldwin on September 14, 1953 to Wilbur and Lois (Bowell) Mattison.  He was a 1972 graduate of Baldwin Woodville High School.  After just one year of college …

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Ronald “Ron” Allen Benedict, age 73, of Hammond, WI, passed away on July 20, 2021, at Hudson Hospital. Ron was born on May 14, 1948, in River Falls, WI, to parents Edmund and Edythe (Bengtson) Benedict. He graduated from River Falls High School with the class of 1966. Ron was a talented weld…

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Priscilla Mellen, age 92 of Brooklyn, New York passed away on July 11, 2021 at Park View Community Campus in Woodville, Wisconsin.

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Mildred Anderson, age 88 of Woodville left her home on this earth to be with her husband Galen in their new home in heaven, Wednesday, July 14th 2021 at the Birch Haven Assisted Living in Baldwin. Mildred was born on July 24, 1932 in Woodville, Wisconsin; the daughter of Clarence and Helma (…

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Dorothy Catherine Bishop, age 91, formerly of New Richmond, WI passed away on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Dorothy was born August 13, 1929 in River Falls, WI to parents Clarence and Catharine (Roberts) Vier. The family lived on a farm where she helped with chores including driving a tractor to he…

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JANESVILLE— Helen Agnes “Ag” Schumacher, age 87, of Janesville, died peacefully at home on July 4, 2021. Helen was born February 16, 1934; the daughter of Harry E. and Frances (Collins) Loggy in Chicago, IL, the eldest of 5 children. She graduated from Janesville High School in 1952 and marr…

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Barbara Ketchum, age 92 of Baldwin, died unexpectedly Thursday, July 8, 2021 at Birch Haven Apartments. Barb was born on February 20, 1929 in Amery, Wisconsin; the daughter of Albert and Anna (Hallen) Carlson. She was raised in rural Clayton where she graduated from high school. She would me…

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Marilyn J. Dittman, age 65, of Baldwin, WI, died suddenly on June 29, 2021 in Rochester, MN, as a result of a horse riding accident.

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Beloved Eleanor “Toots” Holle, age 97, of Baldwin, WI, passed away in the early hours of Friday, October 23, 2020 at Birch Haven Assisted Living in Baldwin, WI. Toots was born one of eight children to parents Chris and Emma Hanson on October 6, 1923 in Baldwin, WI where she continued to live…

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Delbert Wesley Kindschy formerly of Roberts, WI died July 1, 2021 at Hammond Health Services in Hammond, Wisconsin.

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Betty Ellen Monicken, born on July 30, 1926, in Rush River Township to Bert and Luella (Orvold) Holman was peacefully called to her heavenly home on Thursday, March 25, 2021, at Park View Home in Woodville, Wisconsin.

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Thomas “Tom” Webb, age 75, of Lake Delton, Wisconsin passed away on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at University Hospital in Madison, WI.

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Ruth Elaine Bosman, age 79, died on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Kinnic Health and Rehab in River Falls. She was born in Baldwin, WI on December 22, 1941 to parents, Bernard and Esther (TeHennepe) Bosman. She graduated from Baldwin High School, the class of 1959. After high school, Ruth spent …

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Roselind Jean Christenson, age 80, died Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at Birch Haven Assisted Living in Baldwin. Funeral service is Friday, June 18, 2021 at 4 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, Baldwin. Visitation will be from 3-4 p.m. at the church prior to the service. Burial will be in the church ce…

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Thomas Joseph Engler, formerly of Dubuque, IA, passed away on Sunday, June 6th 2021, in Woodville, WI, surrounded by family.

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Darlene Martena Johnson age 82 of Baldwin, formerly of Woodville died peacefully June 10th 2021 at the Baldwin Care Center. Darlene ‘Martena’ was born on February 7, 1939 in Baldwin, Wisconsin; the daughter of Hartman and Ruby (Radunzel) Johnson. She was raised in Woodville where she graduat…

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Ella Mae Hop, age 97 of Baldwin, Wisconsin, passed away on June 12, 2021 at Our House Senior Living in Menomonie, Wisconsin. Ella Mae was born on June 7, 1924 in Glenwood City, Wisconsin, one of thirteen children born to Henry and Minnie Platson. She was raised in the Glenwood area and gradu…

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Marcia Jeanne Graf, age 79 of Woodville, Wisconsin passed away June 11, 2021 at the Baldwin Care Center. Marcia was born on June 29, 1941 in River Falls, Wisconsin and was raised by her father, Russell White, and her grandma, Mildred White. She attended high school in Roberts, Wisconsin and …

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Pastor Clarence Amundson, age 95 of Baldwin, died peacefully June 1, 2021 at the Baldwin Care Center where he has resided the past few years. Pastor Clarence was born on August 17, 1925 in Dallas, Wisconsin; the son of Norman and Palma (Berg) Amundson. He graduated from Chetek High School in…

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George Edward Schlegel, age 106, formerly of Black River Falls, WI, passed away at the Baldwin Care Center on May 12, 2021.  He was born to Edward and Anna (Johanek) Schlegel in Irving Township. After graduating with honors and perfect attendance from Black River Falls High School he aspired…

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Michael “Mike” Egger, age 77, of Spring Valley, Wisconsin died Sunday, May 30, 2021 at Mayo Clinic St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.

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Viola Marie Miller, age 97, of Hudson, WI, formerly of Roberts, WI, and Afton, MN, passed away peacefully on June 1, 2021 at Christian Community Home in Hudson. Viola was born on August 10, 1923 to Herman and Luella (Pechuman) Heuer in St. Paul, MN.  She was raised in Afton and was a life lo…

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I’ve found that summing up a person’s life is quite difficult. Putting the basics in one of these is easy. But bringing the departed back to life for people to really know them is probably the most challenging. 

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Randy Carey, age 60, of Spring Valley, Wisconsin died Sunday, May 30, 2021 at his home in Spring Valley.

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Matilda (Warner) Rudesill, 96, formerly of Baldwin, Wisconsin, died on June 1, 2021, at Our House Assisted Living in River Falls, Wisconsin. 

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Randy Carey, age 60, of Spring Valley, died Sunday, May 30, 2021 at his home in Spring Valley.

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Dolores I. Ford, age 88, of Hammond, WI, most recently of Beaver Dam, WI, passed away at home the morning of Monday, May 24th, 2021. A Memorial Service in Dolores’s honor roll be held at 5:00 P.M, Friday, June 4th, 2021 at O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 1010 Newton St. Baldwin, WI 54002, wit…

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From her earliest days, Ole Ellefson knew what she wanted.  Perhaps her earliest declaration of this independence was when she said her name was OLE, not Iola.  By the time she finished eighth grade, she knew that was not what she wanted for herself.  She wanted to get married and have babie…

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Loren W. Smeester Sr., age 90, of Hudson, WI, formerly of River Falls and Baldwin, WI, passed away on May 25, 2021 after a battle with cancer.

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Mae JoAnn (Torkelson) Finder, age 77, of Glenwood City, WI passed away Saturday, May 22, 2021 at Park View Nursing Home in Woodville, WI.

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John Henry Waughtal, age 87 of Baldwin, Wisconsin, died on May 15, 2021 at the Baldwin Care Center. 

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Marlys Jane (Gaustad) DeSmith, age 89 of Hammond, WI, died on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at Western Wisconsin Health in Baldwin, WI. Marlys was born May 1, 1932 to parents Carroll and Myrtle (Thompson) Gaustad, in Woodville, WI and graduated from Baldwin High School. After graduation, Marlys wa…

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Lloyd Riek, age 85, of Menomonie, Wisconsin, formerly of Woodville, died Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Menomonie.

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Sylvia Ann Haugen, age 94, of Northfield, Minnesota passed away Thursday, May 6, 2021, at Three Links Care Center.

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Charles Richard Zwald, age 50, of Baldwin, WI, passed away unexpectedly the evening of Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at Western Wisconsin Health in Baldwin, WI. Charles was born October 10, 1970, on a Royal Air Force base in England, where his father, Gene, was stationed at the time. Gene & his…

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Teresa Schillinger Silva, age 64, of Clear Lake, WI, passed away at home due to natural causes on Wednesday, May 5, 2021. Teresa was born September 9, 1956 in New Richmond, WI to parents Merwyn & Jane Schillinger. Teresa was raised alongside her four younger siblings on the family farm i…

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Arlene Ruth Barker (Bredlau), age 90, of Baldwin, WI, passed away on May 9, 2021 in the home she shared with her family, Debra (Keith) Bond, and Robert (Lori) Schaetzka. Arlene was born March 27, 1931 in Spokeville, WI, the daughter of Emil and Marie (Bleuer) Bredlau. She was raised on the f…

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Arlene M. Goossens, age 90, of Baldwin, WI, passed away on May 7, 2021, at the Baldwin Care Center.  Arlene was born in Boyceville, WI on April 21, 1931 to Andrew & Abigail Kahler.  Arlene married John F. Goossens on June 25, 1949 at St. John’s Church in Glenwood City, WI.

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Allen LeRoy Behrend, age 83, of Baldwin, passed away April 25, 2021 after a battle with cancer. He was born on December 1, 1937 in Bruce, South Dakota and was adopted by Frank and Florence (Peterson) Behrend. In his childhood the family moved to Emerald, WI and ran a dairy farm. After high s…

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Wanda Jane Holle, age 83 of Baldwin, passed away November 14, 2020, at Amery Memory Care Center.  Wanda was born February 8, 1937, in Spring Valley to Elmer and Bertha (Anderson) Lynum.  She grew up on the family farm and graduated from Spring Valley High School.  Wanda was united in marriag…

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Leone K. Peterson, age 94, of Baldwin WI, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on March 27, 2021 at the Baldwin Care Center. Leone was born on November 16, 1926 to parents Fayett and Lola (Curtis) Owens. She graduated from Woodville High School. On August 10 1946, Leone was united in …

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Daniel J. Dahlin, age 78, of Woodville, WI, passed away the afternoon of Monday, April 12, 2021 at Comforts of Home in River Falls, WI. Dan was born on April 26, 1942 in St. Paul, MN to parents Carl & Myrtle Dahlin. Though he was born in Minnesota, Dan grew up in Hudson, WI & graduat…

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Tina Marie Hakala, age 50, of Hammond, Wisconsin and Minneapolis, Minnesota, died in an automobile accident on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 in Minneapolis. Tina was born on November 14, 1970 in River Falls, Wisconsin, and was raised in Hammond where she graduated from St. Croix Central High School…

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Adeline L. Kahler, age 89, of Baldwin, WI, passed away on March 17, 2021, at the Baldwin Care Center. Adeline was born in the township of Baldwin on October 12, 1931, to William “Bill” & Irene (Bol) Helders. She was a lifelong resident of Baldwin & Woodville, WI; & was proud of h…

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Ruth Juanita Johnson, age 105, died peacefully on March 29, 2021.  Ruth was born in Fargo, ND.  She spent her school years in Glenwood City, WI, and then worked in Minneapolis, MN, from 1933-1940.  Ruth married Roy Johnson and most of their 69-year marriage was spent on their Erin Prairie Fa…

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Jocile A. Peterson, age 80, of Connersville, WI, formerly of Hudson, WI, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on the evening of Monday, January 4, 2020. Jocile was born one of four children to Floyd & Gladys Johnson in Sioux Falls, IA. When she was young, the Johnson f…

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Robert “Bob” A. Knoepke, age 72, of Chippewa Falls, WI, formerly of Hammond, WI, passed away the afternoon of Thursday, April 1, 2021 in his home at the Wisconsin Veterans Home Of Chippewa Falls. Bob was born in Hudson, WI to parents William L. Knoepke & Mildred Knoepke (nee: Affolter) o…

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Norma Wubbels Welty passed away peacefully at the age of 95 on February 21, 2021 in Ft. Myers, FL

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Jean Adriana Landaal passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 18, 2021. She was born March 17, 1926 to Gerald G. and Adriana S. Landaal (Kentie) in Baldwin WI. Her early life was filled with many fond memories of life on the farm. At age 10 her family moved to Bellflower CA joining a …

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Karen Ann (Buechler) Wienke, 79, of Baldwin, WI. (formerly of Glenwood City, WI) died on March 17, 2021 at Regions Medical Center in St. Paul, MN. From complications due to a fall. 

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Patricia Dorwin, age 93, of Baldwin, died March 13, 2021 in Birch Haven Assisted Living. Born on July 16, 1927, Shirley Patricia Irene Booth, was the eighth of ten children to Curtis and Anna Booth in Glenwood City Wisconsin. After graduating from Glenwood City High School, Pat went on for a…