STANLEY — Robert J. Meyer, 78, of Stanley died Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, at his home. He was born Oct. 11, 1940. Bob parents were the late John and Helen (Lengyel) Meyer. He grew up in the Boyd area and attended area schools, graduating from Stanley-Boyd High in 1959. Bob served his country in the Army after high school.
He worked many years at the Northern Center in Chippewa Falls. Bob married Carol Gilles Sept. 15, 1975. Bob was collector, a “Scrap” artist, and traveled to Alaska six times.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Carol; his children, Brenda Meyer of Edgar, Tanya Meyer of Eau Claire, Melissa Meyer of Seattle, Wash., and Travis (Jammie Spath) Meyer of Stanley; seven grandchildren, Chelsea, Savannah, Blake, McKenna, Kaydence, Bernard and Vincent Jr.; three great-grandchildren; and his siblings, Carole (Les) Wundrow of Cornell, Marjorie (Ed) Gustafson of Boyd, Daniel (Cheryl) Meyer of Augusta, David (Terry) Meyer of Marshfield and Cynthia (Steve) Derks of Stanley. Bob is preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Bernard and Vincent; and a great-grandson, Justin.
A funeral Mass will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Stanley, with Father William Felix officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Boyd, with military rites by the Boyd American Legion. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Monday, with a 7:30 p.m. rosary, by the Legion of Mary and again from 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Plombon Funeral Home, until procession to the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated.
Kayla M. (Spath) Berg, 34, of Chippewa Falls died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, the result of an automobile accident.
Kayla was born Oct. 21, 1984, in Chippewa Falls, the daughter of Dean and Shelia (Eades) Spath. She graduated from Chi-Hi, class of 2003. She worked as a daycare provider and was a member of Notre Dame Church.
Kayla is survived by her children, Torrie, Jakob and Kaitlyn Berg, all at home; her parents, Dean and Shelia Spath; her sisters, Lisa Spath of Dickinson, N.D., Jenni (Scott) Piel of Chippewa Falls; her very special nieces and nephews, Emie, Kyrdra, Abram and Chael Polden and Brently Piel; her former husband, Joshua Berg of Chippewa Falls; and maternal grandmother, Phyllis Podolak of Stanley.
Kayla was preceded in death by her grandparents, Norman and Geneva Spath; her grandpa, John Eades; uncle, Norman Spath Jr.; aunt, Dawn Kolpien; and uncle, Milton Sedlacek.
Kayla was a wonderful person, daughter, sister, mom and aunt. Kayla loved her family. She loved riding motorcycle, road trips on the spur of the moment, long walks and taking pictures.
We will forever love her and miss her…
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Notre Dame Church in Chippewa Falls. The Rev. Jesse Burish will be celebrant of the funeral Mass. Interment will be in Hope Cemetery in Chippewa Falls. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Notre Dame Church.
Horan Funeral Home in Chippewa Falls is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends may express condolences online at www.horanfuneralhome.com.
HUDSON, Wis. — Jessica Mazur, 35, of Hudson passed away Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at the Kinnic Health and Rehab Center in River Falls.
Jessica was born Aug. 13, 1984, to parents Michael and Kimberly in St. Paul, Minnesota. She attended three high schools, graduating from Williamsville East in Buffalo, New York, before moving back to Minnesota, to attend Minnesota State University-Mankato, to get her degree in recreation park and leisure studies. Jessica loved nature and being outdoors. She would take long, quiet walks as often as she could. On days when the weather wasn’t favorable, Jessica could be found making baby blankets, quilting and crafting rosaries. Jessica’s faith was very important to her. Everywhere she went and everything she did, she went and did with God close to her heart. Though she lived a reserved and quiet life, the light that she radiated throughout her short life will be remembered by all who knew her.
Jessica will remain in the hearts of her parents, Mike and Kim of Hudson; sister, Kayla (James) MacFarlane of Merrill, Wisconsin; grandparents, Conrad and Judith Mazur and Marlowe Owen; aunts and uncles, Cindi (Charlie) Butler, Steve (Shoba) Mazur, Doug Mazur, Greg (Stacy) Mazur and Eric (Jen) Owen. She was preceded in death by her sister, Bethany; and grandfather, Donald Owen.
Mass of Christian Burial for Jessica will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 1500 Vine St., Hudson. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Sept. 6, at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 11th St. S., Hudson. Interment will take place in Chippewa Falls. Memorials will be used to support Jessica’s passion for increasing religious vocations. Funeral services entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Homes.
STUART, Fla./CHIPPEWA FALLS — Richard John Jeremiah Thomas Anthony Stevens, 88, of Stuart and formerly of Chippewa Falls, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, at the VA Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Richard was born May 7, 1931, in Wausau, Wisconsin, to the late Dr. George Herbert and Grace (Harty) Stevens.
Richard is survived by his nine children, Jeanne (Scott) Shober of Jacksonville, Florida, Dr. Mark Stevens of Marquette, Michigan, Lynne (Dan) Rectenwald of Edina, Minnesota, Kevin (Barb) Stevens of Chippewa Falls, Scott (MaryJo) Stevens of Burnsville, Minnesota, Joni (Kevin) Elmore of Tucker, Georgia, Kelley Jo (Jim) Schneider of Minneapolis, Richard Stevens II (Jason) of Minneapolis and Bridget (Neil) Murphy of Edina; 20 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren; special friend, Evonne Brunstad; as well as many extended family and friends.
Richard was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jan Stevens; brother, Dr. George Edward Stevens; sister, Joan Stevens Schmidt, Mary Moosbrugger Stevens, mother of his children; and grandson, Jared Michael Shober.
Richard was a proud alumni of St. Thomas College and a veteran of the Korean War. He was a successful salesman and valued business partner for over 50 years. Richard was a lifelong Cubbies and Packers fan. He spent his cold winters in beautiful Stuart, enjoying golf, tennis and bridge, with his many friends at Miles Grant. Rich never knew a stranger. When you were in his company, you felt like you were the most important person in the room. He lived, loved and laughed well. We will all miss his hugs.
Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday, Sept. 14, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 810 Pearl St., Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, 54729. The Rev. William P. Felix will be celebrant of the funeral Mass. Interment with full military honors will be conducted by the Chippewa Falls Patriotic Council, at Forest Hill Cemetery, 514 E. Columbia St., Chippewa Falls. A luncheon will be held at the Heyde Event Center at 3 S. High St., Chippewa Falls, immediately following the burial. All are welcome. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of services at noon Saturday, Sept. 14, at St. Charles Church in Chippewa Falls.
In lieu of flowers, please make gifts payable to HSHS St. Joseph’s Foundation. Horan Funeral Home in Chippewa Falls is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends may express condolences online at www.horanfuneralhome.com.
Patricia M. Crist, 56, of Chippewa Falls, died unexpectedly Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, at Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield while surrounded by her loving family. Patty was born Dec. 30, 1962, in Chippewa Falls, to Roy and Evelyn (Rubesch) Crist. She attended McDonell High School and worked at Mason Shoe Manufacturer and TTM Technologies Inc. in Chippewa Falls. She married Daniel Williams in 1990, they later divorced.
In her spare time Patty enjoyed playing softball and volleyball, gardening, riding four wheelers, campfires and just being outside.
Patty is survived by her children, Jessica Williams of Eau Claire, Jeff Williams of Chippewa Falls, and Amber Williams of Chippewa Falls; grandchildren, Paige Williams, Kaitlin Robinson, Noah Buchli, and Daniel David Pettis; siblings, Carol (Ronald) Harel of Chippewa Falls, Christine (William) Zwadlo of Chetek, Gilbert (Mary) Crist of Chippewa Falls, Terry Crist of North Dakota, Charles Crist of New Auburn, and Joyce (James) Hurt of New Auburn; longtime companion and significant other, Mike Harshman of Chippewa Falls; and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; and former husband, Daniel R. Williams.
A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel with the Rev. George Stamm officiating. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Chippewa Falls. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family.
Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services, Chippewa Falls is serving the family.
EAU CLAIRE — Nancy Marie (Lindow) Hanson, 76, of Eau Claire passed away Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, at Luther Hospital, surrounded by family and friends. She was born July 29, 1943, at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, to Raymond (Ray) Lindow and Geraldine (Geri) Hart.
Nancy worked at various places throughout her life, some of which included Shopko, Lake Hallie Police Department and a teacher of ceramics classes at different places. She also crocheted hats to give to those in need. She was a member of the Women of the Moose, Chapter 557.
Nancy was united in marriage to the love of her life, Roger Hanson, Oct. 10, 1987, in Stillwater, Minn. They were married for 23 years, until Roger passed away.
Nancy was known to many who loved her as “Nana.” She lived life to the fullest and never let a day go to waste. She most enjoyed being around family, friends and loved ones. Especially her grandchildren, great grandchildren and most recently, her great-great-granddaughter, Darla. She enjoyed reading, music, movies, travel, playing cards and farkle, with her friends and family.
Nancy was very skilled at crafts, including ceramics, crocheting, beading, painting, gourd making, etc. She was famous for her banana and zucchini bread and homemade candies, that she enjoyed giving to people as gifts.
Nancy is survived by her son, Scott Lebarron; granddaughters, Bobbie Young, Nicole (Marcelo) Juarez; grandsons, Jesse Young, Zack Synder; great-grandchildren, Margaret, Ivy, Maurice, Miles, Angelo, Ellie, Araya, Jasmine, Joanna, Drako, McKayl, McKai, Maverick, Dante; and great-great-granddaughter, Darla.
Preceded in death by both parents, Ray and Geri; her beloved husband, Roger; son, Jerome Lebarron Jr.; daughter, Lori; granddaughters, Dana, Natalie; sister, Bev; brother, Tom; grandparents; aunts, uncles and nieces.
A visitation will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Moose Lodge in Eau Claire, followed by an honor service by the Women of the Moose at 11:55 a.m. A memorial service will begin at noon. Burial will take place at 3 p.m. at Prairie View Cemetery. Friends and family may leave online condolences at www.smithfuneralec.com.