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Ronald Balow
Ronald D. Balow, age 90, a resident of The Holmstad in Batavia for the last 19 years and formerly a longtime resident of Wheaton, went to be with the Lord on Monday, November 29, 2021. He was born June 6, 1931 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, the youngest of nine children born to Alfred... Read More
Hultgren Funeral Home and Cremation Services
Published in Leader Telegram on Dec. 3, 2021.
Joseph Bisek
Joseph "Cool Cat" Bisek, 80, of Independence, died Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at Gundersen Medical Center in La Crosse.He was born May 29, 1941, in Arcadia to Adam and Gertrude (Skroch) Bisek. Joe married Charlotte Stellar on October 16, 1965, at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church... Read More
Edison Funeral Home - Independence
Published in Leader Telegram on Dec. 3, 2021.
Rita Collier
Rita Gertrude Ludvik Collier, 86, of Altoona WI, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 25, 2021 at Grace Edgewood. Born July 3, 1935 in Ladysmith WI, Rita was a daughter of Bohuslav and Gertrude Ludvik. Rita is survived by her seven children; Michael, Catherine, Cynthia, Christine... Read More
Smith Funeral Chapel
Published in Leader Telegram on Dec. 3, 2021.
Audrey Gallagher
Audrey Ann Gallagher passed into her eternal home in heaven, Wednesday, August 25, 2021.Audrey was born on April 27, 1933 to Daniel and Ione (O'Mara) LaBlanc. She grew up and remained in EC her entire life. Audrey was a caregiver. She had such a compassionate heart. She worked at... Read More
Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral and Cremation Services
Published in Leader Telegram on Dec. 3, 2021.
Edsel Grams
Edsel Grams, CPA and Professor Emeritus - Accounting and Finance at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, died comfortably in his favorite chair on Monday, November 22, surrounded by his family.A 58-year resident of Eau Claire, Edsel was born on December 16, 1929, in Campbell... Read More
Published in Leader Telegram on Dec. 3, 2021.
Phyllis Hansen
Phyllis M. Hansen, age 88 of Menomonie, WI died Tuesday November 30th, 2021, at Our House Senior Living on hospice.She was born July 25, 1933, in Sand Creek, WI to Henry and Pearl (Stockness) Swenson and was raised in the Sand Creek area.She married Curtiss Hansen on February 26th... Read More
Olson Funeral Home & Cremation Service - MENOMONIE
Published in Leader Telegram on Dec. 3, 2021.
LeRoy Leidal
LeRoy (Lee) C. Leidal, age 77, of Menomonie, WI passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Rochester, MN. He was born August 27, 1944 in Albert Lea, MN to Luella (Holstad) and Curtis Leidal. He grew up in Northwood, IA and graduated from Northwood-Kensett... Read More
Olson Funeral Home & Cremation Service - MENOMONIE
Published in Leader Telegram on Dec. 3, 2021.
Angela Motto-Riemenschneider
Angela "Angie" Motto-Riemenschneider, 53, found peace after a courageous 3-year battle with pancreatic cancer, on November 29th, 2021. She was surrounded by family, love, and light at the Eau Claire Campus of Mayo Clinic. She was preceded in death by her mother: Diane Erickson, father... Read More
Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services
Published in Leader Telegram on Dec. 3, 2021.
Rosetta Nelson
Rosetta E. Nelson, 86, of Eau Claire, passed away on November 28, 2021. She was born to Joseph and Mary Brantner on August 2, 1935, at her home near Durand, WI. Visitation will be held at 10 AM on Wednesday, December 8, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Altoona with a prayer service... Read More
Published in Leader Telegram on Dec. 3, 2021.
Anastasia Pathos
Anastasia "Ann" N. (Arvanitis) Pathos passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family at Mayo MCHS Eau Claire (Luther) Hospital on November 29, 2021, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, at age 92.Ann N. Arvanitis was born on June 30, 1929, in Saint Paul, MN, to Greek immigrants, Nick L. Arvanitis... Read More
Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services
Published in Leader Telegram on Dec. 3, 2021.
Joan Polasky
Joan Elaine Polasky of Menomonie, WI passed away on Friday, November 26th, 2021 at St. Mary's hospital in Rochester, MN. She died from a particularly aggressive cancer.Joan was born on August 25th, 1958 in Waukesha, WI to parents Harold and Jeanne (Maney) Polasky and moved to Menomonie... Read More
Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services
Published in Leader Telegram on Dec. 3, 2021.
Mark Schaaf
Mark Schaaf died peacefully on November 29th at his home in Minneapolis, MN due to cancer. Mark was born on June 12, 1971 and raised in Eau Claire, WI. Mark graduated from Eau Claire Memorial High School in 1990 and received his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from UW Eau... Read More
Published in Leader Telegram on Dec. 3, 2021.
Thursday, December 2, 2021
Meredith Brill
Meredith 'Merri' Joy (Wright) Brill, age 86, of Eau Claire, Wis. passed away Sunday, Nov. 28 at the Wisconsin Veterans' Home at Chippewa Falls. She was born April 18, 1935 to Lloyd W. Wright and Madeline J. (Shermock) Wright. She grew up on Vine St., part of the homestead of her great-great-grandfather... Read More
Chippewa Valley Cremation Services & Celebration of Life Center
Published in Leader Telegram on Dec. 2, 2021.
Sandra Helland
Sandra J. Helland, age 79, passed away on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at her daughter's home in the care of her children and Heartland Hospice. Sandy was born to William and Ouida Bartle on August 16, 1942 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.Sandy went to Sam Davey Elementary School... Read More
Published in Leader Telegram on Dec. 2, 2021.
Jean Knowlton
Jean Marie Knowlton, 90, passed away at Grace Lutheran Communities-River Pines in Altoona on Monday, November 29, 2021 after suffering a stroke earlier in the year. Jean was born on March 22, 1931 in Bloomer, Wisconsin. She was the daughter of Mildred (Pritchard) and Alois Schwegman... Read More
Smith Funeral Chapel
Published in Leader Telegram on Dec. 2, 2021.
Gary Krenz
With great sadness our husband, father, grandfather and friend Gary "Mad Dog" Krenz passed away unexpectedly on 11/24/21.Gary was born in Bloomer, Wis. on 12/14/1946. After graduating from Bloomer High School, he attended and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with... Read More
Published in Leader Telegram on Dec. 2, 2021.
Jeffrey Smiskey
Jeffrey K. Smiskey, 80, of Chippewa Falls died Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.Jeff was born November 20, 1941 in Eau Claire, the son of Robert and Agnes (Plemon) Smiskey.On January 5, 1963 Jeff married Ruth Campbell at Holy Ghost Church... Read More
Horan Funeral Home and Cremation Services - Chippewa Falls
Published in Leader Telegram on Dec. 2, 2021.
Dennis Wold
Dennis E. Wold, "John Deere Denny", 81, of Connorsville, Wis. passed away on November 29, 2021 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. after a short battle with emphysema and COPD.Dennis was born on October 6, 1940 in New Richmond, Wis. to Elmer and Evelyn (Moen) Wold. He graduated... Read More
Anderson Funeral Home - Glenwood City
Published in Leader Telegram on Dec. 2, 2021.
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Otis Franke
Otis Ray Franke, 83, of Eau Claire, passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 16, 2021. On January 9, 1938, he was born to Anne Augusta Margareta Franke (Schubert) and Raymond Leonard (Doc) Franke in Mauston, WI. Otis was the third child in a loving and close-knit family.He... Read More
Stokes Prock & Mundt Funeral Chapel & Crematory
Published in Leader Telegram on Dec. 1, 2021.
Gary Johnson
Gary W. Johnson, age 74, passed away peacefully at home November 18, 2021 in Hopedale, OH. He was born in Eau Claire, WI on May 5, 1947 to Garland and Beverly Johnson. Gary graduated from North High School in 1966. He held various positions throughout his career, including draftsman... Read More
Published in Leader Telegram on Dec. 1, 2021.
Ardella Pecha
Bloomer - Ardella Pecha, age, 86, passed away at her home on November 29, 2021. She was born on May 5, 1935 to John Postle and Irma Kollwitz. Della graduated from Bloomer High School in 1953 and on June 9, 1953 she married Harold Dachel. After Harold's death she married Archie Pecha... Read More
W & D Olson Funeral Home
Published in Leader Telegram on Dec. 1, 2021.
James Rooney
James H. Rooney (84) Born 8/27/1937 of Ham Lake, MN. Formerly of: Chippewa Falls, WI. Passed peacefully at home, on 11/27/2021. Survived by: his wife, Linda. Son, Jess. Daughters, Tamera and Stacha. Sisters, Judy and Sue. Along with many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces... Read More
Published in Leader Telegram on Dec. 1, 2021.
James Rooney
James H. Rooney (84) Born 8/27/1937 of Ham Lake, MN. Formerly of Chippewa Falls, WI. Passed peacefully at home on 11/27/2021. Survived by: his wife, Linda; son, Jess; daughters, Tamera and Stacha; sisters, Judy and Sue; along with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and... Read More
Published in Leader Telegram on Dec. 1, 2021.
John Schrader
John M. Schrader, age 45, passed away unexpectedly on November 20, 2021 in Cameron, Wisconsin. He was born on April 11, 1976 in Racine, Wisconsin. He is survived by his mother, Joan Schrader; his loving partner of 6 years, Joy Larson; sister, Brenda Smith (Gregg Gotthardt); and daughter... Read More
Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home & Crematory
Published in Leader Telegram on Dec. 1, 2021.
Joe Shock
Joe Shock passed away suddenly on Sunday, November 28 in the morning.Joe was well known throughout the greater Chippewa, Stanley and Holcombe area as a fun-loving man, with a wonderful sense of humor.Joe was born in Stanley on October 13,1967 to Mary and Dean Shock. He was raised... Read More
Horan Funeral Home and Cremation Services - Chippewa Falls
Published in Leader Telegram on Dec. 1, 2021.
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
John Du Lac
John E. "Jack" Du Lac, 91, of Eau Claire, passed away peacefully Tuesday, November, 23, 2021, at his home.He was born May 14, 1930, in Eau Claire, the son of the late Robert and Lucy (Joachim) Du Lac. At the age of 17, John joined the U.S. Army and when his enlistment was completed... Read More
Chippewa Valley Cremation Services & Celebration of Life Center
Published in Leader Telegram on Nov. 30, 2021.
Donald Ebert
Donald Lloyd Ebert passed away at home late Sunday evening, November 21, 2021 at the age of 78.Donald is predeceased by (father) Leslie Allen Ebert, (mother) Florence Irene (Ballintyne) Ebert, (brother) Carl James Ebert, (brother) Douglas Ebert, (brother-in-law) Richard Fehrenbach... Read More
Stokes Prock & Mundt Funeral Chapel & Crematory
Published in Leader Telegram on Nov. 30, 2021.
Richard Halvorson
Richard James Halvorson, age 90, passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Glenhaven Nursing Home in Glenwood City. He was born August 7, 1931 to Axel and Viola (Johnson) Halvorson in New Haven Township in Northwestern Dunn County.Richard married Judith Marie Kopas on May... Read More
Olson Funeral Home & Cremation Service - MENOMONIE
Published in Leader Telegram on Nov. 30, 2021.
Michael Weber
Michael F. Weber, age 93 of Eau Galle, died Saturday, November 27, 2021 at the Comforts of Home in Menomonie with his family by his side.Mike was born on July 30, 1928 on the home farm in Eau Galle. He was the son of Louis and Lucy (Weisenbeck) Weber. Mike grew up in Eau Galle, attended... Read More
Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services
Published in Leader Telegram on Nov. 30, 2021.
Monday, November 29, 2021
Charlotte Alexander
Charlotte Mae Alexander, age 58, of Menomonie, WI passed away Monday Nov. 8, 2021, at Helen's Home in Boyceville, WI.She was born Feb. 28, 1963, in Cumberland, WI to Arden and Ardes (Stearns) Alexander. She grew up in Menomonie and graduated from Menomonie High School.Charlotte is... Read More
Olson Funeral Home & Cremation Service - MENOMONIE
Published in Leader Telegram on Nov. 29, 2021.
Morris Amidon
Morris A. Amidon, age 71, passed away at the American Lutheran Home on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 after a long stay.He was born in Mondovi, WI, to Lew and Hazel Amidon. Was baptized and confirmed in Mondovi; He attended Dover Grade School, Gilmanton Schools and graduated from Mondovi... Read More
Talbot Family Funeral Homes, Inc.
Published in Leader Telegram from Nov. 19 to Nov. 29, 2021.
Paula Brandt
Paula A. Brandt, 63, received her angel wings Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Eau Claire.Paula was born September 17, 1958, to Bob and Betty Brandt, growing up in Eau Claire. She attended North High School, graduating in 1977. She then attended Chippewa... Read More
Smith Funeral Chapel
Published in Leader Telegram on Nov. 29, 2021.
Melton Breed
Melton Edwin Breed "Mel" was welcomed by his Lord on November 16, 2021. He passed peacefully after receiving wonderful care in the Mayo Critical Care Unit. He was born February 13, 1947, in Sterling, IL, to Royal and Beverly (Anderson) Breed. With his four brothers and one sister... Read More
Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral and Cremation Services
Published in Leader Telegram on Nov. 29, 2021.
Marjorie Buchholz
Marjorie Eileen (Nee Junker) Buchholz, age 92, formerly of Ludington Township, rural Fall Creek, passed away early Friday morning, Nov. 26, 2021, at Dove Healthcare in Bloomer.Marjorie was born July 14, 1929, at home in MarathonCounty, rural Abbotsford, WI, the daughter of Henry Junker... Read More
Anderson Funeral Home
Published in Leader Telegram on Nov. 29, 2021.
Larry Everson
Larry R. Everson, 75, of Eau Claire, passed away Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at Mayo Clinic Health Systems - Eau Claire.Larry was born on September 14, 1946, in Madison, WI, to the late Raymond and Ruth (Gullicksrud) Everson. He graduated from Boscobel High School.Larry did custodial... Read More
Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral and Cremation Services
Published in Leader Telegram on Nov. 29, 2021.
Kevin Falkner
Kevin Joseph Falkner, 62, Hammond, WI died Nov 23, 2021, at United hospital.He was born Nov 12, 1959, in Plum City, WI to Eugene and Beatrice (Pittman) Falkner and grew up in rural Menomonie graduating with the class of 1978.He is survived by his parents; his best friend/significant... Read More
Olson Funeral Home & Cremation Service - MENOMONIE
Published in Leader Telegram on Nov. 29, 2021.
Nicole Green
Nicole Marie Green of Coon Rapids, MN, and formerly of Elk Mound, WI, passed away accidently at the age of 34 on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, and went to her heavenly home with her savior, Jesus Christ.Nicole was born August 30, 1987, to Gerald and Mary (Johnson) Green. She welcomed... Read More
Chippewa Valley Cremation Services & Celebration of Life Center
Published in Leader Telegram on Nov. 29, 2021.
James Sill
James Marvin Sill, age 81 of Eau Claire, passed away on Sunday, November 21, 2021 at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire. Jim was born in Montello, WI on December 27, 1939 to the late Joseph and Irma (Burdick) Sill.Jim loved his family and his dogs. He enjoyed tinkering in his... Read More
Stokes Prock & Mundt Funeral Chapel & Crematory
Published in Leader Telegram on Nov. 29, 2021.
Carolyn Walters
Carolyn "Joy" Walters of Eau Claire passed into the presence of the Lord peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on November 17th, at the age of 77. Joy was born July 31st, 1944 in Berwyn, IL; a suburb of Chicago, the oldest of four children. As a child her family moved to Northern... Read More
Published in Leader Telegram on Nov. 29, 2021.
Friday, November 26, 2021
Vicki Dodge
Vicki Lynn Dodge, 70, peacefully passed away at home with her family by her side on Sunday, November 21, 2021.Vicki was born to Jane (Olson) Curler on April 17, 1951. She married Richard Dodge on November 15, 1969. Vicki took pride in being a wife, mother, grandmother, homemaker and... Read More
Chippewa Valley Cremation Services & Celebration of Life Center
Published in Leader Telegram on Nov. 26, 2021.
Richard Friedman
Richard H Friedman, 91, passed away November 14, 2021, at his home in Plymouth, MN. Dick was born in Wausau, WI, December 23, 1929, and was a graduate of Eau Claire High School in 1947. He attended Los Angeles Art Center in California. He started his job at the Leader-Telegram in... Read More
Published in Leader Telegram on Nov. 26, 2021.
Henrietta Johnson
Henrietta (Etta) Barbara Johnson earned her angel wings and flew home into the loving arms of her Savior on November 22, 2021. Etta was born on May 4, 1929 to Rose and Tony Olbert of Eau Claire. Etta was raised with her sister, RoseMary, in a home on Barstow Street. The girls attended... Read More
Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services
Published in Leader Telegram on Nov. 26, 2021.
Joan Miley
Joan Leinenkugel Miley, 91, passed away on November 22, 2021.She is survived by 3 children; Connie, Rick and Gary (Darlene); 5 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.Jo was preceded in death by her parents; a brother and sister; daughter, Susan Kay; and husband,... Read More
Chippewa Valley Cremation Services & Celebration of Life Center
Published in Leader Telegram on Nov. 26, 2021.
Ruth Pond
Ruth Pond, age 64, passed away at Trempealeau County Health Care Center on November 6th, 2021 with her family at her side. She was born May 10, 1957 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Edward and Barbara Pond. The family moved to Eau Claire, WI in 1966.Ruth graduated from Memorial High School... Read More
Chippewa Valley Cremation Services & Celebration of Life Center
Published in Leader Telegram on Nov. 26, 2021.
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Paul Austin
Paul William Austin, age 73 of Lake Hallie, passed away on Friday, November 19, 2021, at home.Paul was born on October 4, 1948, in Eau Claire to William "Bill" and Fern (Mattison) Austin. He was under the care of North West Passage Way to Independent Living. Paul worked at the Aurora... Read More
Published in Leader Telegram on Nov. 24, 2021.
Fern Brunstad
Fern I. Brunstad, 89, of Chippewa Falls, died Friday, November 19, 2021, at Lake Hallie Memory Care while under the care of St. Joseph's Hospice. Fern was born February 5, 1932, in Eau Claire to Alfred and Velna (Trader) Gessner.On August 23, 1952, she married Loyd A. Brunstad at... Read More
PEDERSON-VOLKER FUNERAL CHAPEL LLC - CHIPPEWA FALLS
Published in Leader Telegram from Nov. 23 to Nov. 24, 2021.
Irene Christianson
Irene Julia Christianson, age 99, passed away on November 13, 2021, at Dove Healthcare in Rice Lake, WI and was welcomed into her "Great Reward," as Irene would always say. She was preceded in death by her husband Clair "Chris", her brother Harold "Sonny," her parents, and her granddaughter... Read More
Appleyard's Home For Funerals
Published in Leader Telegram on Nov. 24, 2021.
Arthur Knudtson
Arthur M. Knudtson, age 88, died on Saturday, November 13, 2021, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Chippewa Falls, WI.Arthur was born on April 12, 1933, to the late Selmer O. Knudtson and Bernice H. (Nelson) Knudtson in Eau Claire, WI. He married Florence Rombalski on November 22, 1954... Read More
Chippewa Valley Cremation Services & Celebration of Life Center
Published in Leader Telegram on Nov. 24, 2021.
Carol Lane
Carol L. Lane, age 95, of Shell Lake, formerly of Eau Claire, died on November 20, 2021. She was born December 19, 1925, in Mosinee, WI to Chauncey and Mable (Rylander) Lane. Soon after, her parents moved to a farm west of Shell Lake, where Carol grew up.She attended and graduated... Read More
Skinner Funeral Home - Shell Lake
Published in Leader Telegram on Nov. 24, 2021.
Brian Pederson
Brian R. Pederson, age 39, of Eau Claire, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home Sunday, November 21, 2021.He was born May 13, 1982, to Rick and Kathi Pederson. Brian graduated from Eau Claire Memorial high school and enjoyed time cooking and working in transportation logistics... Read More
Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services
Published in Leader Telegram on Nov. 24, 2021.
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