Harold Olson

Harold Kenneth Olson was born on May 30, 1929 in Eau Claire, WI to Harold and Louise (Blegen) Olson. He graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1947. His first job was as a tour guide at Crystal Cave, in Spring Valley, at age 14. Soon after, he began hauling milk with his father. This led to his life long career in the dairy business; working for Cherry-Burrell, Dairy Maid, and Land O’Lakes. He achieved roles of General Manager, Vice President and led a number of industry boards including AMPI. He was recognized as a pioneer in the development of aseptic packaging.

Darrell Kruger

Darrell E. Kruger, 75, of Eau Claire passed away on Monday, October 24, 2016 at Dove Healthcare-West with his family by his side.

Leon Etten

Leon F. Etten, 79, of Eau Claire died Tuesday, October 25 at Dove Healthcare in Eau Claire.

Jennifer Martineau

Jennifer A. (Connolly) Martineau, 58, of Chippewa Falls, passed away suddenly on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at Mayo Clinic Health System, Eau Claire.

Steven Benavides

Steven Charles Benavides, age 65, of the Village of Lake Hallie, WI died Monday, October 24, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Rosario Roxas

OSSEO — Rosario R. Roxas, 67, of Osseo, died Sunday, October 23, 2016 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

Nathan Spiering

Nathan Elliott Spiering, 29, of Fall Creek, died Saturday, October 22, 2016, from injuries received in a motorcycle accident in Buffalo County.

Judith Ruzicka

Judith “Judy” M. Ruzicka, age 63, of Chippewa Falls, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 in Santa Rosa, New Mexico while traveling home from vacation.

Barbara Freid

Barbara Jane Freid, age 73, of Eau Claire passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at her home, with her family by her side. 

Irene Hanson

Quietly and peacefully, Irene G. Hanson passed from earthly life to life eternal on October 4, 2016. Born in 1917, she would have been 99 years old in November. 

Ruth Tobola

RUTH M. TOBOLA, of Thorp, WI, passed away on her 101st birthday on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Traditions Assisted Living, in Thorp. Funeral services will be held at 12pm on Thursday, October 28, 2016 at St. Bernard-St. Hedwig's Catholic Church, in Thorp. Rev. Janusz Kowalski will officiate and burial will follow in New St. Hedwig's Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church, on Thursday, from 11am until time of service.

Richard Easterson

Richard A. Easterson, “Dick” passed away Saturday afternoon, October 22, 2016 at the Fall Creek Valley Care Center.

Theodore Wajek

Theodore “Ted” Wajek, 91, of Chippewa Falls and formerly of Cornell, died Saturday, October 22, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls, was a man who will be greatly missed. He was one of "the greatest generations” seeing action in WWII. 

Susan Stuve

Susan Mary Stuve of Hartland, Wisconsin entered the Kingdom of Heaven on October 19, 2016.

Cohen Fuerstenberg

Cohen Joseph Fuerstenberg, age 20, of Menomonie, WI passed away Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 in Menomonie.

Phyllis Sneen

Phyllis J. Sneen, 96, of Eau Claire, WI, went to her heavenly Father on Friday, October 21, 2016 at Aggie’s Country Living in Eagleton with her family by her side. 

Arlys Mullen

BLOOMER — Arlys R. Mullen age 92, passed away at MCHS in Eau Claire on Saturday, October 22, 2016.

Mathilda Hurt

Mathilda Anna Mae “Tillie” Hurt, 87, of Chippewa Falls, passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Comforts of Home in Chippewa Falls.

Mary Wanzong

Mary Jacqueline (Jackie) Wanzong, age 81, passed away peacefully on October 10, 2016 after a short stay at Clearwater Care Center, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Dorothy Reetz

Dorothy A. Reetz, 86, of Augusta, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 at the Augusta Area Nursing Home.

Darrell Borgwardt

Darrell D. Borgwardt, age 83, of Lake Hallie, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, October 20, 2016.

Max Lindoo

Max L. Lindoo, age 100, of Eau Claire, died on Friday, October 14, 2016 at his home.

Nancy McGinnis

Nancy M. McGinnis, 86, formerly of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, died peacefully on October 12, 2016.

Mary Wanzong

Mary Jacqueline (Jackie) Wanzong, age 81, passed away peacefully on October 10, 2016 after a short stay at Clearwater Care Center, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Francis Robey

BLOOMER — On April 8, 1930 a legend of a man was born to Clifford and Clara (Riley) Robey and they named him Francis Clifford Robey. 

Ernest Mickelson

Ernest J. “Pete” Mickelson Jr., 92, passed away at River Pines Assisted Living in Altoona on Wednesday, October 19, 2016.

Nancy Byers

Nancy Lee Byers, 76, of Eau Claire, WI, entered into eternal life on October 16, 2016, peacefully with her family by her side.

David Lynnes

David George Lynnes, of Eau Claire, passed on October 11, 2016 with his daughters by his side at Clark County Health Care Center in Owen, Wisconsin, from complications of Alzheimer’s. He was 85, and only nine days shy of 86.

Clifford Moyer

Clifford G. Moyer, 80 of Rock Falls, WI, passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at his home.

Neoma Potterton

Neoma Lucille (Anderson) Potterton, age 96, passed away on October 18, 2016, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie, Wisconsin, surrounded by her loving family.

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BARNESS, Lloyd, 95, of Barron died Tuesday at Monroe Manor in Barron.


ETTEN, Leon F., 79, of Eau Claire died Tuesday at Dove Healthcare-South, Eau Claire.


BIDDLE, Julia, 97, of Thorp died Monday at Oakbrook Health and Rehab in Thorp.


EASTERSON, Richard, 87, of Augusta died Saturday at Fall Creek Valley Care Center.


COLBURN, Raymond L., 60, of Stanley died Friday at Our Lady of Victory Hospital in Stanley.


LUDWIG, Winnifred I., 97, formerly of Cadott, died Friday at Virginia Highlands Health and Rehabilitation Center in Germantown.


BORGWARDT, Darrell D., 82, of Lake Hallie died Thursday at home.


ASMUSSEN, Wallace, 84, of rural Augusta died Oct. 12 at Dove Healthcare Wissota Health & Regional Vent Center in Chippewa Falls.