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Lorraine E. (McKenzie) Nelson, 90, of Frederic, WI passed away peacefully at Frederic Nursing and Rehab on September 23, 2014. Funeral services were held at the Rowe Funeral Home in Luck on Friday, September 26th with Rev. Ralph Thompson officiating and Margie Nelson as organist. Lorraine was laid to rest at the Luck Village Cemetery following the service. Pallbearers were Damon Blake, Nathan Blake, Andrew Quinn, Travis Nelson, Mike Schmidt and Glenn Owen Sr. An online guestbook is available at www.rowefh.com . Arrangements are entrusted to Rowe Funeral Home in Luck, 715-472-2444.
Earl G. Lundmark, age 86 of Shawano, passed away on Friday, September 26, 2014 in Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at the Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano with the Rev. David Barrett officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post #117. Visitation will be held on Tuesday at 10:00am until the time of the service. Burial will be in the Balsam Lake Cemetery at 1:00pm on Wednesday. Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. www.swedbergfuneralhome.com
Ernest H. Wallin, age 94, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 at Wisconsin Veterans Home at King, Wis. There will be a memorial service on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 at 11a.m. (visitation 10-11 a.m.) at Yellow Lake Lutheran Church in Danbury with Pastor Douglas Olson officiating. Local arrangements were entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, Webster. To leave online condolences please visit KoepsellFH.com the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Horicon.
Vernice R. Carlson, age 99, passed away Monday, September 22, 2014 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Funeral services will be held at the Trade River Evangelical Free Church, Trade Lake Township, WI onFriday, September 26, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with one hour of visitation prior to the service. Vernice will be laid to rest next to her husband Harry at Union Cemetery following the service. An online guestbook is available at www.rowefh.com . Arrangements have been entrusted to Rowe Funeral Home in Frederic, 715-327-4475.
Tommy Burkett passed away on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, and services will be held on Monday, Sept. 29. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28, at Dahl Funeral Home in Spooner. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 29, at the Dahl Funeral Home Chapel, with a visitation for one hour prior to the service. Committal will be at 1:30 p.m. on Monday at Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Spooner. Dahl Funeral Home of Spooner is assisting with arrangements.
Margaret Fern (Frazee) Britton passed away at the age of 94 years young on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at her home surrounded by many of her family. Margaret fought a battle of bladder cancer. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, Webster WI, and also on Thurs., Sep. 25th from 9:00 to 10:00 am. The funeral service for Margaret Britton will be conducted at 10:00 am at the funeral home on Thursday with Gene Olson officiating. Burial will follow at Bluff Lake Cemetery, Union Township. Arrangements have been entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, Webster WI. Online condolences may be expressed at www.swedberg-taylor.com.
Joyce Staples, 77, of Webster, Wis. passed away in the comfort of her home on Sept. 15, 2014. The Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home www.swedberg-taylor.com handled arrangements.
James O. Peterson, 85, of Danbury, Wis. passed away Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 at this residence. Private family services are being planned. An online guestbook is available at rowefh.com or wicremationcenter.com . Arrangements have been entrusted to Rowe Funeral Home in Frederic, 715-327-4475 and the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown,715-825-5550.
Roger L. Taylor, age 71, formerly of Trego, Wis., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at the Masonic Medical Center in Chicago. Services were held at the St. Croix Tribal Center in Hertel on Sunday, Sept. 21 and on Monday, Sept. 22. The funeral service will be conducted on Monday morning at the St. Croix Tribal Center with Francis Songetay officiating and Ralph Pewaush assisting. A procession will escort Roger to Anah Cemetery, CTH A, Trego, (Town of Crystal) for the committal. Arrangements have been entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, Webster, Wis. Online condolences may be expressed at swedberg-taylor.com.
Thomas E. Griffin Jr. , Age 67, of Milltown, WI passed away September 6, 2014. Memorial Service will be held Saturday, October 4, 2014 – 11:00AM (visitation from 10-11AM) at Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, Siren, WI with Pastor Jeff Starnes officiating. Arrangements made by Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Homes.
Agnes A. Anderson, age 71, of Oak Grove, MN, passed away unexpectedly and was pronounced deceased on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at her summer home in Siren, WI. Visitation for Agnes Anderson will be held on Sunday, September 21, 2014, from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm at Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home - Siren Chapel. The memorial service honoring Agnes' life will be conducted at 11:00 am (visitation 10:00 to 11:00 am) on Monday, Sep.22nd, at Siren United Methodist Church with Pastor Gilbert White officiating. A fellowship luncheon will be held at the church followed by a committal service and burial at Lakeview Cemetery south of Hertel. Arrangements have been entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Homes & Cremation Services - Webster, Grantsburg, & Siren. Online condolences may be expressed at www.swedberg-taylor.com .
Debra L. Derks, 60, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Golden Age Manor in Amery, WI. Currently pending. An online guestbook is available at rowefh.com or wicremationcenter.com . Refer to these websites for updated information. Arrangements are entrusted to Rowe Funeral Home in Luck, 715-472-2444 and the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown,715-825-5550.
Jane Cook, age 76, of Trade Lake, passed away Monday, Sept. 15. The memorial service honoring the life of Jane Cook will be conducted at 11 a.m. (visitation 10 to 11 a.m.), Saturday, Sept. 20, at Siren United Methodist Church, 24025 1st Ave., Siren, WI, with Pastor Gilbert White officiating. Burial will be held at a later date in Ironton, Oh. Arrangements have been entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Homes & Cremation Services - Grantsburg, Siren and Webster, Wis. Online condolences may be expressed at swedberg-taylor.com.
Ione A. Jendro, 83, formerly of Minneapolis, passed away peacefully on 9/03 at Good Samaritan Home in St Croix Falls, Wis. A funeral mass will be said at St Joan Of Arc Catholic Church, 4537 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis on Thursday Sept 25, at 1 p.m. Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights, Minn.
Veronica "Roni" Lawrence, age 69, of Danbury died September 14, 2014. Memorial service will be Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 2:30 (visitation 1:30-2:30 PM) at Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, Webster. A full obituary will follow next week. Arrangements were entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, Webster. Online condolences can be made at www.swedberg-taylor.com
Alvin L. Brand, age 92, of Grantsburg, Wis. died Sept. 11, 2014. A Memorial service will be held on Friday, Sept. 19, at 2 p.m. (visitation 1 to 2 p.m.) at New Hope Lutheran Church, Grantsburg with Pastor Emory Johnson officiating. Arrangements were entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, Grantsburg. Online condolences can be made at swedberg-taylor.com.
Evalee R. O’Toole-Johansen, “Ev,” 86 of Belmond, Ia., passed away Sept. 5, 2014 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City, Ia. In lieu of a funeral, a celebration of her life will be planned, when interment of ashes will be at West Denmark Lutheran Church cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Northern Iowa. Ev was cared for by these fine folks for five days and they made her passing a peaceful transition. For this, the family is forever grateful. Memorials to: Mercy Medical Center Foundation - North Iowa, Attn: Jill Dean, 1000 4th St SW, Mason City IA 50401.
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