CORNELL — Florence E. Haroldson, 82, of Cornell, passed away Monday, Nov. 4, 2019.
She was born Nov. 29, 1936, to Victor and Hazel McMahon in Cornell and lived in Cornell all of her life. She married Rodney D. Haroldson and raised seven children. She was beloved by her family, kind to everyone she met and will be dearly missed. Throughout the years she enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking, baking, canning, sewing, making quilts, crocheting, trips to the casino and she especially enjoyed the occasions when all of her children got together.
She is survived by children, Deborah (Jerry) Kimball, David Haroldson, Michael (Paula) Haroldson, Victoria (Edward) Thon, Robin (Angela) Haroldson and Lynn (Ron Capek) Haroldson; grandchildren, Ben, Nick, Alex, Justin, Zach, Andy, Jordan, Alexis, Quentin and Bryce; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, James (Toni) McMahon of Spokane, Wash.; sisters, Alice (Joe) Ouimet of Janesville, Wis., Colleen (Arthur) Danielson of Stanley and Cecilia (Dennis) Green of Stanley. She is also survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, Virginia Ellis, Jacqueline Wood, Joanne Olynick, Sandra (Russell) Larson, Cynthia (Lewis) Yetter, John (Patrice) Potaczek, Jerry (Harriet) Potaczek, Alois (Heidi) Potaczek, Timothy (Sally) Potaczek, Douglas Potaczek and Carlene Potaczek.
She was preceded in death by an infant son, her son, Kenneth Haroldson; mother and father, Victor and Hazel McMahon; brother, Gerald McMahon; and husband, Rodney Haroldson.
A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Big Drywood Lutheran Church, 27095 120th Ave., Cadott. There will be a visitation from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Pastor Lucy Schottelkorb will be officiating. Burial will be in the Cornell Cemetery.
Sharon L. Jensen, 78, of Chippewa Falls, town of LaFayette, died suddenly Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. at her residence.
Sharon was born April 6, 1941, in Chippewa Falls, the daughter of Raymond and Mabel (Marten) Bunkelman.
On Oct. 14, 1961, Sharon married Harold Jensen at Central Lutheran Church in Chippewa Falls. She was a member of Central Lutheran Church.
Sharon was an executive secretary for Mason Shoe for over 40 years.
Sharon loved the Green Bay Packers, the casino, wintering in Florida with her good friend, John and loved spoiling the grandchildren.
Sharon is survived by two daughters, Julie (Steven) Stewart of Eden Prairie, Minn. and Jackie (Troy) Miller of Bismarck, N.D.; two brothers, Gary (Vicki) Bunkelman and Dan (Sharon) Bunkelman both of Chippewa Falls; two sisters, Janice Bryn of Chippewa Falls and Diane (Bob) Stewart of Eau Claire; and two grandsons, Trenten and Brennen Miller.
Sharon was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; and her parents.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Central Lutheran Church in Chippewa Falls. The Rev. Aaron Sturgis will be officiating. Interment will be in Prairie View Cemetery in the village of Lake Hallie.
Friends may call from 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, until the time of services at 1:30 p.m. at the church.
Horan Funeral Home in Chippewa Falls is in charge of arrangements.
BLOOMER — Helen Clara Duffenbach, 98, of Bloomer died Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, at Country Terrace in Bloomer surrounded by her loving family under the care of Mayo Clinic Hospice.
Helen was born June 9, 1921, in the town of Woodmohr, the daughter of Thomas and Anna (Borofka) Grill five miles south of Bloomer on County Hwy. C on her parents’ farm. She was born the 10th of 11 children.
Helen attended a one room schoolhouse for seven years and St. Paul’s Catholic School for one year. She graduated from Bloomer High School in 1938 and moved to Chippewa Falls in 1948. Helen worked at the Naborhood Bakery for 28 years and several places before that.
Helen is survived by three sons, Barry (Josephine) Grill of Bloomer, James and Paul Duffenbach both of Chippewa Falls; eight grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents; eight brothers, Frank, Arthur, Herman, Roman, Thomas Jr., Ambrose, Patrick and Gilbert Grill; and two sisters, Marcella Hable and Margaret Walsh.
Funeral services will be held at noon Monday, Nov. 11, at Holy Ghost Church in Chippewa Falls. The Rev. Jesse Burish will be celebrant of the funeral Mass. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Chippewa Falls.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, until the time of services at noon at Holy Ghost Church in Chippewa Falls.
Horan Funeral Home in Chippewa Falls is in charge of arrangements.
Warren Andrew Germain, 87, passed away Friday, Sept. 20, 2019.
He was born Jan. 14, 1932, to Andrew and Marie Germain in Chippewa Falls, the youngest of seven children. Warren graduated from McDonell High School, attended UW-Platteville school of engineering and received a B.S. degree in business administration from University of Redlands. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War as an air traffic controller. He and his wife Margaret Ann Barrington, met in their home town of Chippewa Falls. In 1960 he began a 35 year career with the Aerospace Corporation, transferring to his present home in California. As a young man he enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was an accomplished handyman and instilled a strong work ethic in his children. In his later years, he enjoyed going on cruises and being with his family and dogs. He will be remembered most for his unique sense of humor. Warren is survived by his wife, Maggie; children, Cynthia Cachuela, Pamela (Robert) Jones, Scott Germain, and Laura (Jeffrey) Sleet; and his only grandchild, Andrew Sleet; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and six siblings. In early 2020 he will be interred at San Luis Rey Mission. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the ALZSD Organization.
Gale “Lars” J. Miller, 79, of Chippewa Falls, village of Lake Hallie, died Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, at Lake Hallie Memory Care in Lake Hallie under the care of St. Joseph’s Hospice.
Gale was born July 2, 1940, in Chippewa Falls, the daughter of William and Maurita (Larson) Miller. Her stepdad was William Larson. Gale graduated from Chi-Hi in 1958 and played the coronet in the High School Band. She worked for Mason Shoe and Cargill and then served as supervisor/manager for Hewlett-Packard.
Gale served honorably in the U.S. Air Force.
Gale is survived by her best friend, Joyce Orecchia of Santa Rosa, Calif.; and other relatives and friends.
Gale was preceded in death by her parents.
A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov, 8 at the Horan Funeral Home in Chippewa Falls. Inurnment will be in Prairie View Cemetery in Lake Hallie. Military rites will be conducted by the Chippewa Falls Patriotic Council.
Friends may call from 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 until the time of services at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, if you would like to donate in Gale’s honor, you can do so to a charity of your choice.
RAPID CITY, S.D./CHIPPEWA FALLS — Brandon R. Anderson, 30, of Rapid City, formerly of Chippewa Falls, died at his home from undetermined natural causes Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019.
Brandon was born July 10, 1989, to Daniel and Jennifer (Janigo) Anderson. He graduated with the class of 2007 from Chippewa Falls High School. Brandon proudly and eagerly served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He served multiple tours overseas during his 12 years of service. His deep love for the U.S. Air Force fast tracked him to the rank of Master Sergeant, and he was receiving a promotion to work directly with the Inspector General of his base.
He was united in marriage to Leaha Brzozowski June 29, 2012. in Papillion, Neb. Together they have two beautiful girls, Coralise and Raigen; and five dogs, Gunner, Max, Diesel, Remington and Angus; who were all the light of his life.
Brandon was an avid hunter and fisherman. A sportsman in the truest sense of the word. If it moved, he hunted it. His favorite wild game were turkey, deer, and waterfowl. You should see his collection of turkey fans and antlers. He shot his first bear in Port Wing on the family farm, a trip he talked about constantly. If he had an extra minute to spare, you could find him in the woods. Brandon was eager to teach people how and where to hunt and often joked with his father about opening a guide service. He shared his passion with anyone and everyone who wanted to listen. Just being outdoors is where he wanted to be, whether hunting or fishing in his new boat with family or friends. You should have seen his face light up when he talked about it.
Brandon was the most loving and patient husband and father. He did the most that he could to teach his girls anything. He was the cornerstone that held his family up.
If anyone asked for a favor, he was there for them as a true and loyal friend. Brandon always looked to the future and was constantly making plans which included settling in a nice house in woods on land in Wisconsin.
The loss of Brandon will be felt by so many. He left an impression on anyone who came across his path. Brandon was one of those people who you wanted as a friend. He knew just how to make you feel important, even if it was just going out to the woods with you. His love for the outdoors will not stop because of the knowledge that he passed on to so many, who will carry his passion on for many years to come.
Loving husband, father, son, brother, friend and mentor. There are no words to express how important Brandon is to so many people.
Brandon is survived by his wife, Leaha; daughters, Coralise and Raigen; father, Daniel (Beth) Anderson; mother, Jennifer (Roy) Risberg; siblings, Jeremy (Kathryn) Anderson, Garrett Robinson, Faith Anderson, and Hayden Anderson; niece, Averi Anderson; nephew, Hunter Anderson; grandparents, Robert and Rosemary Janigo and Karen Anderson; along with many cousins, aunts, uncles and other relatives.
Brandon was preceded in death by his grandfather, Walfred H. Anderson.
A funeral Mass will be held at noon Thursday, Nov. 7, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 412 S. Main St., Chippewa Falls, with a visitation one hour prior to the Mass at church. Fr. Justin Kizewski will be officiating. Interment will be at a later date in Greenwood Cemetery, Port Wing, Wis., with full military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Chippewa Rod and Gun Club.
Dale G. Scheuermann, 81, of Chippewa Falls passed away peacefully Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, at Wissota Place in Chippewa Falls.
He was born June 29, 1938, in Strum, Wis., the son of the late Leonard and Gladys (Otto) Scheuermann.
Dale Scheuermann was a man, who lived a good life and followed his loving wife, Judy, of 58 years, to his eternal rest. He was born to Leonard and Gladys Scheuermann, on a farm in Strum June 29, 1938. He worked for nearly 43 years at Pope and Talbot until his retirement in 1999. He and Judy met in 1960 and were married in Chippewa Falls in 1961. They started their family in Eau Claire. In 1968 they settled in Chippewa Falls and that is where they raised three children and lived in the same house for 51 years. They traveled to many wonderful places over the years and were fortunate enough to enjoy 20 Golden years together following their retirement.
Dale was often a man of few words, but he did like to tell his stories. He enjoyed watching football, doing woodworking projects, keeping a weather journal that covered nearly 20 years and spending time with family. Dale, Dad, Grandpa Dale will forever be in the hearts of those he leaves behind. He is survived by his children, Tami (Todd), Debra (Donald), Jeffrey (Leann). His grandchildren, Joshua (Andrea), Ashley (Michael), Jordan, Haley (Mose), Corey, Brittany (Troy), Cristina (Luke), Nikki and Bryor. His great-grandchildren, Ziva, Zander, Kaden, Trakk, Brekkyn, Tayt , Lila and Lucy. His sisters, Jane, Janet and Karen; his brothers-in-law, Kenneth (Delores), and Norman; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Those who preceded Dale in death are his loving wife and the “Joy” of his life, Judy; his parents, Leonard and Gladys; siblings, Helen, Grace, Melvin, Philip and Larry; sisters-in law, Cynthia and Yvonne Joanne and Darlene; brother-in-law, Gary; nephews, Terry, Normie, Todd, Garrett; and his niece, Lisa.
As per his request there will be no memorial service. In Lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to Friends of Irvine Park Zoo (Irvineparkzoo.org). Dale’s parting words were “Do not shed a tear, go and have a beer.”
EAU CLAIRE — Elaine H. (Novotney) Williams, 87, of Eau Claire, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.
Elaine was born July 8, 1932, in Boyd, the daughter of Wenzel J. and Jennie M. (Gerrits) Stoehr. She was a graduate of McDonell Central High School, class of 1950.
On Sept. 26, 1953, Elaine married Eugene Novotney in Chippewa Falls and from this union seven children were born. She later married Eugene L. Williams, Oct. 10, 1992, in Chippewa Falls.
After raising her children, Elaine did secretarial work for Mason Shoe and the Chippewa Falls School District, Halmstad, First Ward, and was the first secretary at Parkview School. She retired in 1996. She was a member of Notre Dame Church and the church choir for many years. She played cards with the Circle group from Notre Dame since 1959 and was an avid reader, golfer, bowler and loved Friday night fish fries and dancing.
Elaine is survived by three sons, Eugene “Geno” (Mary Beth Gardner) Novotney Jr. of Fall Creek, Evan Novotney of Chippewa Falls and Earl (Patty Flynn) Novotney of La Crosse; four daughters, Eunice Novotney and Erin Novotney, both of Chippewa Falls, Ellen (Ken) Anderson of Eau Claire and Evone (Mark) Kinning of Hayward; one brother, Maynard Stoehr of Oregon, Wis.; four sisters, LaVonne Marquie, Evelyn Arntz and Joyce (Phil) Larkowski, all of Chippewa Falls and Mary Lou (Dave) Roth of Traverse City, Mich.; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and many friends.
Elaine was preceded in death by both of her husbands; and her parents.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 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 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at Notre Dame Church in Chippewa Falls.
Our Mother met her diagnosis of Alzheimer’s with grace and dignity.
In lieu of flowers, Elaine’s family prefers memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.
Horan Funeral Home in Chippewa Falls is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends may express condolences online at www.horanfuneralhome.com.
HAMMOND/CADOTT — Joni Rose (Peterson) Strand, 36, of Hammond, formerly from Cadott passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Colorado.
Joni was born in Chippewa Falls, July 28, 1983, to James and Donna (Goettl) Peterson. She attended Cadott High School, graduating in 2002. Joni enjoyed running her own dog grooming business, Joni’s Dog Grooming in Hudson, Wis. She enjoyed spending time with her son, Nicholas, her aunt Priscilla and cousin Heath, her horse, Ty, and her pups, Pixie and Sobie. Her passions were riding horse, the outdoors, hunting and painting. She spent her last days fulfilling a lifelong dream of hunting elk in Colorado.
Joni is survived by her son, Nicholas Strand; parents, James and Donna (Goettl) Peterson; sister, Sara (Derek) Petska; brothers, Charles (Melissa) Peterson, Adam (Mykell) Peterson, half-brother, Anthony Peterson; nieces, Serena, Willow, Angelie, Jordyn, Cameron; nephews, Elric, Liam, Brantlee, Koda, Leif; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her uncle, David Suvada; grandparents, Goettl and Peterson; and many aunts and uncles.
There will be a celebration of life from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at Rick’s Halfway in Cadott.
He was born in Birchcreek, Wis., Aug. 29, 1936, the son of the late Francis and Ethel (nee: Hennikins) Cheever. He served in the U.S. Air Force. May 14, 1960. Duaine married Marilyn Rux. He worked in the parts department at Porcaro Ford, retiring in 2011.
Duaine enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, roller skating, football and baseball.
Surviving are his sons, James Louis (LeeAnn Morris) Cheever, and Thomas Allan Cheever; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters, Elaine, Ellen and Eva. Survived by relatives and friends and dear friend, Lyn (Greg) Simon.
Duaine was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn Sept. 30, 2017; infant son, Edward Allan Cheever; granddaughter, Tiffany; sisters, Gloria, Erma, and Eileen; and brothers, Donald, LeRoy, and Albert.
Visitation and funeral for Duaine will be held at noon Saturday, Nov. 9, at West Lawn Memorial Park Chapel, 9000 Washington Ave. (Hwy 20) Racine, with visitation 10 a.m. until service time at noon.
Duaine will be buried alongside his beloved wife, Marilyn.
Master Sgt. Newman C. Ashley, USAF, Ret., 72, of Chippewa Falls died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at Chippewa Falls.
Newman was born Sept. 17, 1947, in Chippewa Falls to Randall and Carol (Melby) Ashley.
He graduated from Chippewa Falls High School in 1965.
Newman served in the U.S. Air Force from 1966 until his retirement in 1989. Following his retirement from the military, he resided in San Antonio, Texas, where he worked as a private investigator, and later worked for veterans hospitals.
He enjoyed golf his whole life and played in many tournaments all over the world.
In 2014, he moved back to Chippewa Falls to be near his family.
He is survived by his mother, Carol Ashley; a sister, Susan Bruley; brother-in-law, Robert Robertson, all of Chippewa Falls; nieces and nephews, Heather (Nolan) Mosher of Chippewa Falls, Jordan Bruley of Woodbury, Minnesota, Chad (Caryn) Bruley of Chetek; and great-nieces and nephews, Taylor and Mason Mosher, and Lauren Waldrop.
He was preceded in death by his father, Randall “Bud” Ashley; and his sister, Linda Robertson.
A private service for Newman’s family will be held. Interment with military honors conducted by the Chippewa Falls Patriotic Council will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery, Chippewa Falls.
Memorials may go to the Chippewa Falls Patriotic Council or to the Veterans Housing Program for homeless veterans.
Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services, Chippewa Falls is serving the family.
JIM FALLS — On Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, the anchor of gloom, despair and agony overwhelmed the bouey of hope, and Larry J. Hinke, 65, of Jim Falls, town of Anson, succumbed to the reaper at his residence surrounded by his loving family under the care of Mayo Clinic Hospice-Eau Claire.
He passed away in the house built by his grandfather and handed down two generations. While Larry had been everywhere there was a road in North America, that house was the only place he called home.
Larry was born Jan. 5, 1954, in Chippewa Falls, the son of Bernard and Beatrice (Harm) Hinke. He grew up on a farm with his father and graduated from Chi-Hi in 1972. Larry was a truck driver for 40 years. He loved the fact that he caught the tail end of the great Williston, North Dakota, oil boom and was a part of it.
Larry enjoyed talking baseball, drinking beer and playing cards in no particular order.
On May 27, 1989, Larry married Diane Swartz at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Jim Falls.
Larry is survived by his wife, Diane; two sons, Darren Hinke of Jim Falls and Daniel Hinke of Madison, Wisconsin; two brothers, Dick (Darlene) Hinke of Sheldon and Steve (Monica) Hinke of Reedsburg, Wisconsin; and one sister, Linda (Tom) Ehlers of Ridgedale, Missouri.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Tom Hinke; one sister, Mary Ann Schneider; and one niece, Lynn Hinke.
A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Lions Club in Jim Falls. Private inurnment will be in Drywood Cemetery in the town of Arthur.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. Saturdday, Nov. 9, until the time of services at 11 a.m. at the Lions Club in Jim Falls.
Horan Funeral Home in Chippewa Falls is in charge of arrangements.