BERGER, Richard S. “Dick,” 78, of Menomonie died Thursday at Colfax Health & Rehabilitation Center. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 4, at Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Menomonie and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Menomonie. Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. May 5 at the church. CRAWFORD, Neil R., 76, of Mondovi died April 16 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. Visitation will be from 4 to 7
Shirley Ferstenou, 90, passed away April 21, 2018, after a year-long struggle with cancer. Born to Iver and Mary Anderson, she grew up in Bloomer, Wisconsin, graduated from BHS and married Edward Ferstenou in 1947. In addition to raising three children, Shirley worked out of the home many years colorizing family farm photos for National Air Photos and also colorizing graduation and family portraits for individuals. After
Marian Ruth Sinz (nee Friedli) was born on September 7, 1923, in Monroe, Wisconsin, and passed peacefully at her son’s home located in Anchorage, Alaska, on Sunday, April 8, 2018, at the age of 94. Marian is survived by her four children; Kathy Sinz, John (Suzanne) Sinz, Jeff (Heather Arnett) Sinz, Harry (Vicki) Sinz; As well as grandchildren; Dan Sinz, Carly Sinz, Alicia Sinz, Nathan Sinz, Bryan Sinz, Cameron Sinz and
Judith Marie Graham, age 74, of Albert Lea, MN, formerly of St. Louis Park, MN, died Saturday, April 21st, 2018, at St. Mary’s Hospital. Judy was married to Robert Graham in St. Louis Park where she worked for the City of St. Louis Park. She also sang with the Elliot-Aquila Mothesingers in St. Louis Park. She is survived by her husband, Robert Graham; her daughters, Jennifer (Steve) Gilbert and Jackie (Bill) Schmidt; her stepdaughter, Sue (Chuck) Niccum; her stepson, Allen (Mickey)
Major Bonita J. Spicer (R), 84, of Crystal Falls, MI, was “Promoted To Glory” Friday, April 20, 2018 at the Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls. She was born August 9, 1933, in Chicago, IL, daughter of the late Herbert and Ellen (Westberg) Pitcher. Bonita is survived by her 3 sons, William (Carla) Spicer of Rhinelander, WI, Curt (Cheryle) Spicer of Crystal Falls, MI, and Scott
Mary Jane Clark, age 85, of Boyceville, WI, went to be with her Lord and Savior on April 23, 2018. She was born July 24, 1932, to Benjamin and Lillie (Bushendorf) Vollendorf. She was born in Eau Claire, WI, and grew up on the family dairy farm in the Town of Union, in Eau Claire County. She attended Willow Grove Country School and graduated from Elk Mound High School in 1951. After graduating from high school, Mary worked
Leona M. Pihl, 98, of Augusta, WI, and St. John’s Apartments in Eau Claire, WI, died Friday, April 20, 2018, at River Pines in Altoona, WI. Leona was born Dec. 3, 1919, in Good Thunder, MN, to Edward and Huldah (Finley) Stebbins. She was raised in Maxwell, IA, where she graduated in 1938, and married Clarence Pihl on Oct. 9, 1939, in Des Moines, IA. Leona had worked in Iowa at R.H. Donnelly Company in Nevada and in the Printing Dept. at Iowa State University in Ames. In March of 1957,
Roger E. Rude, 81 of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at home. Roger was born on September 19, 1936, in Eau Claire to Alfred and Emma (Moss) Rude. He married Cathy (Seidler) Ellingson in Eau Claire in 1985. He worked for the City of Eau Claire for over 35 years and retired in 1991. Roger is survived by his wife, Cathy, of Eau Claire and sons, Jeffrey E. Rude and Chad Ellingson. Roger was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Arthur Rude, Agnes Erickson
Arlene Ardella (Adler) Hering, 93, of Eau Claire, WI, died on April 17, 2018, at Dove Healthcare-West Eau Claire. She was born in Eau Claire on December 31, 1924, the daughter of Nicholas and Kathryn (Miller) Adler. Earlier in her life she worked as a dental receptionist. Because of this she was invited to join the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, a sorority of working women. Arlene was very proud of that privilege. On March 25, 1946, Arlene married Ira T. Hering, “Junior.” Arlene
Jo Wildenberg, 76, of Eau Claire, WI died Sunday, April 22, 2018, at home with her family by her side after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born in Milwaukee, WI, on September 14, 1941, and was raised in Bloomer, WI. On June 5, 1959, Jo married Henry Wildenberg. Jo worked in customer service for Sears Service Department for 25 years. She later retired to stay home to watch her grandchildren. Family was
Carol A. Placek 83 of Wis. Rapids passed away April 7, 2018 while on her way home from a joyous winter in Florida. Carol was born February 28, 1935 in Eau Claire Wisconsin to the late Oliver and Florence Erickson. Carol graduated from Eau Claire High School. Carol married Dave Placek on May 7, 1955 in Eau Claire where they started their family. Carol was employed by the Wis. Rapids School system specializing in baking.
BERGER, Richard S. “Dick,” 78, of Menomonie died Thursday at Colfax Health & Rehabilitation Center.
ANDERSON, Walter, 92, of Jim Falls died Saturday at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls.