Survived by Duane's brother Robert of Eleva and his children Trisha, Autumn, Willow, and Hunter.
Beverly Boos, age 83, of Cadott, WI passed away on Sunday August 28, 2016, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls, WI.
Blaine Eugene Whitmore, age 82, of Dallas, WI, died August 28, 2016, at Mayo Clinic Health System – Northland in Barron, WI after a courageous battle with sarcoma cancer. He was born on May 28, 1934, at Dallas, the son of Charles and Clara (Warland) Whitmore. He grew up on a farm near Dallas, attended the local schools and graduated from Barron High School in 1951. He served several years in the National Guard Reserves and one year of active duty at Fort Lewis, Washington, in the early 1960’s. He married Vivian Meyer on October 27, 1962, at the First Lutheran Church in Barron. They worked as partners and built a dairy farm two miles south of Dallas on Hwy. A. He also worked for a number of years at Chibardun Telephone Cooperative (now Mosaic) as a repairman and he was self-employed as an inseminator before devoting himself to full-time farming. Blaine played on softball and baseball teams in Dallas and Barron and was a die-hard Brewer and Packer fan. Blaine was an active member in the Dallas community, serving on the Board of Directors of Chibardun for many years and as a member of the board at the Bank of Dallas. He was a life-long member of the Dallas Lutheran Church, where he served at different times on the church council and on other committees. In 1996, Blaine and Vivian sold their dairy operation and re-settled to their property on Hwy. A, halfway between Dallas and Ridgeland. Here Blaine fulfilled his dream of removing all the old buildings and replacing them with new. The lot was completely re-landscaped and new trees were planted. A new house, machine shop, shed and grain bin were constructed. He had a passion for fixing up and painting his farm machinery. He loved planting and harvesting his corn each year and tending to the lawn during the summer months. Also during his retirement, he drove school bus for the Barron Area School District. During Blaine’s long fight with cancer, he continued to find ways to work on his farm. He was always the happiest driving the combine or mowing grass around the yard and corn fields. He left his corner of the world better than he found it. He will truly be missed.
Kenneth Allen Tilleson, age 94, of Menomonie, WI passed away unexpectedly while in the hospital on Mon. Aug. 29, 2016.
Avery Benjamin Barrett Best, 18, was unexpectedly called home Thursday, August 25th, 2016.
Hazel L. Siler, age 93, of Menomonie, WI passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016 at The Neighbors of Dunn County in Menomonie.
Jean Hotvedt Casey, age 84, of Little Rock, died Tuesday, August 23, 2016 surrounded by her loving family.
Caroline Jessie Nelson, age 88, passed away Friday, August 26, 2016 at Azura Memory Care in Monroe WI.
Doris H. McMahon, age 91, of Eau Claire, WI, died Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Oakwood Villa in Altoona, WI.
Kathleen Flynn, age 94, died on Monday, August 29, 2016 in the home she loved. She was a true matriarch, beloved mother and extraordinary grandmother and will be forever remembered for her amazing strength, courage, generosity and kindness.
Duane Richard Stage, 51, passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Clark County Health Care Center.
Louis Elman Johnson, age 93, of Colfax, died Friday, August 26, 2016 at The Neighbors of Dunn County in Menomonie.
Blaine J. Kaufman, 94, of Eau Galle, WI was taken to his heavenly home on Friday, August 26, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Blaine was born on February 22, 1922 to Frank and Mayme (Meixner) Kaufman in Eau Galle, WI, where he grew up on the family farm with his five brothers and sisters. At age 18, Blaine enlisted in the United States Army/Air Force during WWII, where he served as an instructor in survival training for pilots at Echo Lake near Mt. Evans in Colorado. After the war, Blaine and his brothers worked the family farm for many years before Blaine went to college and received his degree in Engineering at UW Madison. Blaine taught for one year and then began work for the Wisconsin Highway Department, finishing his engineering career with the City of Eau Claire. During the years he worked as an engineer, his greatest joy was found in going back to Eau Galle to work on his family farm.
Mark Mesang, age 65 of Eau Claire, passed away peacefully but unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at his home. He was born to Donald and Sylvia (Johnson) Mesang on January 2, 1951 in Eau Claire and graduated from Eau Claire Memorial High School in 1969. He married Cynthia Pierce on May 23, 1981 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Altoona. They much later divorced but remained civil for their 3 beautiful children.
John “Hans” A. Brunner age 70 of Durand, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN.
Juanice “Mitzi” M. Crawford, 84, of Chippewa Falls, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Lake Hallie Memory Care under the care of St. Joseph’s Hospice.
Alfred “Al” E. Smith passed away August 25th, 2016, at Dove Healthcare West in Eau Claire.
Jennifer “Jenny” Johnson, 43 of Eau Claire died Tuesday, August 23, 2016 peacefully surrounded by family.
Julia Mae “Julie” Kastel, 66, passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016 surrounded by her loving family at Dove Health West in Eau Claire.
David James Tiry, 63, of Rockland, Wis. passed away Saturday, July 30, 2016, at Mayo Clinic Heath System – Franciscan Healthcare in La Crosse. He was born in Milwaukee, Wis. to parents James and Virginia Tiry. David attended grade school at St. Patrick’s in Eau Claire, Wis. His high school years were spent at Memorial High School and Regis High School in Eau Claire. David was united in marriage to Sue Olson on January 21, 1978. He worked at Fehr Concrete in Eau Claire until 1990, when he underwent double hip replacement surgery.
Samuel Stanley Soper, age 78, of Birchwood, WI died Sunday, August 21, 2016 at Dove Health Care in Eau Claire, WI.
Arlene Inez Odegard (Dregney), 79, of Mondovi, WI, passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at Mayo Clinic Hospital, St. Mary’s, in Rochester, MN.
Ronald Meihack, age 87, of Neillsville, WI, died Thursday, August 25, 2016, at the Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center.
Alton G. Steinke, age 88, of Alma, WI, passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at Pepin Health and Rehab.
James B. “JB” Larson, age 90, of Altoona, WI, passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at The River Pines in Altoona, with his loving wife by his side.
Malcolm “Mac” V. Marsh, 89, of Eau Claire died on August 23, 2016, at Azura Memory Care in Eau Claire.
Ronald Allan “Ron” Davis, age 79, of Cameron received his wings for eternal life on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at Mayo Clinic Northland in Barron.
Our Dad was born to Frank and Anna (Hynek) Baxa in Brown County, WI, on January 26, 1927, and he died on August 23, 2016, in Whitehall, WI.
Russell “Russ” O. Horn, 92, passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in Chippewa Falls, Wis.
William “Bill” Philip Larson, 78, of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, formerly of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, died Monday, August 22, 2016, at Luther Midlefort in Eau Claire.