Ernest Myhers

Ernest G. Myhers (Big Ern), 82, of Strum, WI passed away on Monday, June 27, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN.

Joy Pecha

Joy Annette Pecha, 60, of Eagleton, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2016 at Aggie’s Country Living with family & friends by her side. Joy had fought the battle with breast and lung cancer courageously for 5-6 years. 

Rosemarie Blanchard

Rosemarie (Wolf) Blanchard, age 88, of Durand, died Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at the Chippewa Valley Hospital in Durand with her husband by her side.

Verda Fisher

Verda Fisher, age 95, of Durand, died on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at Mayo Clinic Health Care-Eau Claire.

Josephine Lortz

Josephine G. Lortz, 85, of Eau Claire died on Monday, June 27, 2016 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems-Eau Claire.

Marvin Schaeffer

MADISON — Marvin J. Schaeffer died peacefully in his home on Friday, June 24, 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin, surrounded by his four children. 

Dana Larson

Dana F. Larson, 45, died June 20, 2016 at her home.

Donald Peuse

Donald F. Peuse, age 60, of the Town of Washington, died on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at his home on the family farm.

Eugene Berg

Eugene N. Berg, 91, of Chippewa Falls, died Sunday, June 26, 2016 at home in the loving care of his family.

Jeanette Ressel

Jeanette Elaine Ressel was called upon by the heavens to begin her duties as a guardian angel on June 3, 2016 at St Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls, WI.

Verna Quicker

Verna W. Quicker, 81, of Altoona, entered into the Presence of Jesus on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at Oakwood Villa, while under the care of Mayo Clinic Home Health and Hospice.

Virgine Cloutier

Virgine C. Cloutier of Wabasha, MN, age 91, passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2016. She was born on December 10, 1924 in Bloomer, WI to Henry and Mary (Black) Smith. Virgine married her first husband, Robert E. Swanson in January of 1946 and later divorced. She then married Darcy M. Cloutier in February of 1962. Virgine was a proud graduate of New Auburn High School at the age 16. She taught at Eau Claire Teachers College graduating at age 18. She taught at Duncan Creek School for 2 years and then went on to a short war time career as a street car conductor in Minneapolis. She spent the next several years as a homemaker and mother, and rejoined the workforce as a program counselor with WestCAP. She moved on to a career with the United States Post Office, retiring at the age of 74.

Margaret Witt

Margaret Nadean Witt, 83, of Chippewa Falls, formerly of Stanley, passed away on Friday, June 24 at Mayo Clinic in Eau Claire surrounded by her adult children.

Jane Penterman

“Jungle” Jane Marie Penterman, 44, of Eau Claire, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016, at her home with her family at her side.

Karen McGough

Karen J. (Tietz) McGough, age 72, formerly of Eau Claire, died on Monday, June 20, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls.

Clifford Johnson

Madison — Clifford Rodney Johnson died June 25, 2016. He was born to Victor Johnson and Laura (Mickelson) Johnson on June 12, 1928 in Minneapolis, MN. At age 4 the family moved to a farm in ND. The following year they moved to the Willie and Aida Mickelson farm where they lived until age 11. Cliff attended a one-room school house. Cliff graduated from Gilmington High School. He participated in track, basketball, and baseball. Cliff ran the high hurdles at the 1945 State track meet in Madison. 

Lorraine Anderson

Lorraine B. Anderson, age 86, of Chippewa Falls and formerly of Stanley, died on Thursday, June 23, 2016.

Wesley Johnson

Wesley W. Johnson, 91, of Menomonie died on June 24, 2016. Wes was born in Vasa, MN. He grew up there, together with his older brother, Don, as a member of Vasa Lutheran Church which at that time still conducted services in Swedish as well as English. After graduation from high school in Red Wing, MN, Wes enlisted in the army during WWII where he was trained as an aerial navigator earning his commission as lieutenant just as the war came to an end. Wes attended school in River Falls (now UWRF) where he graduated with a degree in agricultural education. Following graduation, Wes went to work for the Department of Agriculture, Farmer’s Home Administration, retiring in 1985 as District Director, through which it was Wes’s great pleasure to get to know so many wonderful people throughout Dunn County’s rural and farming community.

William Schorr

William E. Schorr, 80, of Eau Claire, died Thursday, June 23, 2016, at Mayo Clinic Health System, Eau Claire.

Roland Keyeski

Roland G. Keyeski, 86, of Chippewa Falls, died Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Dove Healthcare-Wissota Health & Regional Vent Center, under the care of St. Joseph’s Hospice.

Mary Hutterli

Mary Ellen Gmeiner Hutterli, 88, died June 4, 2016, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire, WI. She was born on January 3, 1928 in Waupaca, Wisconsin to Archibald R. Gmeiner and Virginia M. Carley Gmeiner.

Ardis McAfee

Ardis Stella (Nelson) McAfee, 101, of Eau Claire, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at her residence.

Caroline Schmitt

Caroline M. Schmitt, 83, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 20, 2016 at Providence Place Assisted Living Center in Drums, PA. She was born December 15, 1932 to William and May (Perdelwitz) Smiley in Ludington Twp., WI. She was a resident of Eau Claire the majority of her life until moving to PA in 2013.

Trinidad Humphreys

Trinidad “Trina” Wanson Humphreys, 44, of Altoona, WI passed away quietly at her home with her family beside her after a courageous battle with cancer on June 22, 2016. Trina was born on a stormy day on August 9, 1971 in La Trinidad, Benguet. She was the oldest daughter of Jane Solano Wanson and Crispin Cely Wanson of La Trinidad, Benguet, Phillipines.

Roger Pierce

Roger L. Pierce, 68, of Augusta was called home to his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, with his family at his side.

Albert Mueller

Albert “Al” (Snuss) E. Mueller, age 86, of Eau Claire, WI, died in his sleep on Monday, June 20, 2016 at home with family by his side.

Mary Blanchard addition

Mary A. Blanchard, 85, of the Chippewa Falls town of Eagle Point was also survived by a sister-in-law, Jane Blanchard.

Allen Briggs Jr.

Allen “Al” D. Briggs Jr., age 62 of Eau Claire passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, June 21, 2016.

Myrtle Anderegg

Myrtle Viola (Berg) Anderegg, age 92, of Blair, died on Wednesday, June 22, 2016.

Lance Mock

Lance Michael Mock, 22, of Mondovi passed away on Monday, June 20, 2016 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

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BARRACK, Virginia, 85, died Tuesday at Country Terrace in Bloomer.


CARLSON, Arthur H., 94, of Eau Claire died Monday at Dove Healthcare-West Eau Claire.


BAKKE, Gene O., 79, of Rice Lake died Monday at Rice Lake Convalescent Center.


JOHNSON, Jean (Alton), 70, of Hammond died Saturday at Baldwin Area Medical Center. 


BOLLUM, Wayne L., 70, of Chippewa Falls died Friday at Dove Healthcare — Wissota Health & Regional Vent Center in Chippewa Falls.


BLOCK, Beryl J., 84, of Rice Lake died Wednesday at Heritage Manor in Rice Lake.


HUMPHREYS, Trinidad W. “Trina,” 44, of Altoona died Wednesday at home.


ANDERSON, Jeffrey, 56, of Osseo died Tuesday at home.