On Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, Joan Hebert LaRue, 94, departed on one last voyage. At almost 95, her natural time had come with her all her children and many extended family bidding her peaceful passage.

Robert W. Vaudreuil, 88, passed away peacefully Sept. 18, 2017 following complications associated with COPD (born Dec. 31, 1928).

Elmer “Sonny” H. Eckwright Jr., 84, of Chippewa Falls, town of Wheaton, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, at his residence.

GILMAN, Wis. — Edward F. Kowalczyk, 97, of Gilman died Thursday, October 19, 2017, under the care of Hope Hospice. A funeral Mass 11 a.m. Monday, at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Gilman. Burial will follow in Parish Cemetery, Gilman. Visitation 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday with a 4 p.m. Rosar…

BLOOMER — Vernetta H. Fanetti, 93, of Bloomer died Thursday at Mayo Clinic Health System, Chippewa Valley, Bloomer. Arrangements are pending at Schriver-Thompson Funeral Home & Chippewa Valley Cremation Services, Bloomer.

John P. Powers, 75, of Chippewa Falls, town of Lafayette, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. Private funeral services will be held at a later date. Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services, Chippewa Falls is serving the family.

Neal James Dressler, 78, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

Raymond Lewis Smith, 96, of Chippewa Falls died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, at Our House Memory Care in Chippewa Falls while under the care of Interim Hospice.

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CADOTT — Neal J. Dressler, 78, of Cadott died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire. Funeral services at 2 p.m. Saturday, at Cadott United Methodist Church, Cadott, with visitation 11 a.m. to time of services. Interment will follow services in Brooklawn Cemetery…

Dennis H. Pischer, 62, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, in Winter Haven, Fla.

Raymond Lewis Smith, 96, of Chippewa Falls died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, at Our House Memory Care in Chippewa Falls. Funeral service 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, at Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel, Chippewa Falls, with visitation one hour prior to service. Interment with military honors conducted…

Gloria E. Horne, 86, of Chippewa Falls passed away surrounded by her family Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital.

GILMAN, Wis. — George E. Filipiak, 58, of Gilman died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at his home. Funeral services 3 p.m. Saturday, at Jump River Community Center, with visitation 1 p.m. to time of service and luncheon directly after service. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Mount Nebo C…

Lisa (Simmerman) Moelter, 53, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. A celebration of life 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, at Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel, Chippewa Falls, with a Nightingale Tribute at 6:45, followed by a private family prayer service. Interment will be in Prairie View Cemetery, Village of Lak…

Daniel Bohan, 63, of Chippewa Falls died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 at his home. Funeral service 4 p.m. Saturday, at Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel, Chippewa Falls, with visitation 3 p.m. to time of service. Military Honors will be conducted by Chippewa Falls Patriotic Council immediately follo…

William “Bill” J. Woodruff, 81, of Chippewa Falls, town of Woodmohr, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at Mayo Clinic Health System, Bloomer.

NEW AUBURN — Henry J. Carrier, 72, died Monday, October 16, 2017. A memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday, at St. Jude’s Catholic Church, New Auburn with visitation one hour prior to the services. Olson Funeral Home in Bloomer is assisting the family.

William “Bill” J. Woodruff, 81, of Chippewa Falls, town of Woodmohr, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at Mayo Clinic Health System, Bloomer. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday, at Trinity United Methodist Church, Chippewa Falls. Military honors conducted by Bloomer American Legion Post #295 immediat…

Lisa (Simmerman) Moelter, went back to her soul life on Oct. 13, 2017, at the age of 53. She is now watching over us as she enjoys her external life in Heaven with God.

BLOOMER — William J. Woodruff, 81, of Bloomer died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Bloomer. Funeral arrangements are pending. Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services, Chippewa Falls is serving the family.

RICE LAKE, Wis. — Edward Francis Sneen, 92, of Rice Lake passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 13, 2017.

On Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, Joan Hebert LaRue, 94, departed on one last voyage. At almost 95, her natural time had come with all her children and many extended family bidding her peaceful passage.

Joan M. Bergerson, 88, of Chippewa Falls died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, at Our House Memory Care.

Alice A. Dun, 87, of Chippewa Falls, town of Eagle Point, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, at her home while under the care of St. Joseph’s Hospice.

Marion R. DeRusha, 82, of Chippewa Falls died Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, at Wissota Health & Regional Vent Center in Chippewa Falls under the care of St. Joseph’s Hospice.

Daniel Bohan, 63, of Chippewa Falls died peacefully at his home with his family by his side on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017.

LAKE HALLIE — Troy L. Dwyer, 33, of Lake Hallie passed away Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at his residence.

STANLEY — Gerald Green, 73, of Stanley died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, at Wissota Health & Regional Vent Center, Chippewa Falls. A funeral Mass 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Stanley. Burial will follow in Parish Cemetery. Visitation will 9:30 Friday, to time of…

On Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, after a valiant 16 year fight with heart disease and stroke, Joseph L. Wiener received total victory over all of his afflictions when he was brought into the presence of the Lord. He was surrounded by his loving family when he walked into Glory.

EAU CLAIRE — Errol L. Graves, 75, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, at his home in Eau Claire.

EAU CLAIRE — David M. Cichy, 57, of Eau Claire died Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, at his home. Memorial service at 1 p.m. Saturday, at Leiser Funeral Home, Cadott, with a celebration of life 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Inurnment in Northern WI Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Spooner, Wis. at a later date.

STANLEY -- Michael P Gustafson, 65, of Stanley died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, from natural causes. A memorial service at 5 p.m. Saturday, at Plombon Funeral Home, Stanley, with visitation 2 p.m. to time of service.

Joel B. Johnson, 30, of Menomonie died Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, at his home. Services are pending. Chippewa Valley Cremation Services, Altoona is serving the family.

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. -- David M. Cichy, 57, of Eau Claire died Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, at his home. Arrangements are pending with Leiser Funeral Home Cadott.

Arlene J. Zumbrock, 90, of Chippewa Falls, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at the Rutledge Home in Chippewa Falls surrounded by her family and while under the care of St. Joseph’s Hospice.

Arlene J. Zumbrock, 90, of Chippewa Falls died Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at Rutledge Home, Chippewa Falls. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday, at Faith Lutheran Church, Chippewa Falls. Interment will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery, Chippewa Falls. Visitation 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, at Pederson-Volk…