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    Diana Lee Tulip

    Diana Lee Tulip (72) of Arkansaw, WI died Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, WI. She was born October 27, 1945 in Durand, WI ; daughter of Vernon and Bernice (Metcalf) Kern. She attended the Porcupine country school and graduated from Arkansaw High School. On January 27, 1962 she married James Tulip at the Porcupine Church. Diana worked as bookkeeper for Tulip Cabinet with her husband Jim. She enjoyed playing cards, going on scooter and convertible rides, bowling, golfing and traveling. Diana and Jim spent a month every winter in Florida with friends. Mostly she loved to spoil her five grandsons. She loved going…

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    Joan Barbara Brantner

    Joan Barbara Brantner, age 76, of Durand, died on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at her home, surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born on May 11, 1942 in Maxville Township to Walter and Alvina (Larson) Brantner. Joanie was a longtime Durand resident, for the last 26 years. She was a strong-willed lady who loved to listen to country music, drink coffee, socialize, and sit outside. She also enjoyed table games and M&Ms. Joanie inspired all of those around her with her optimism and strength. She is survived by her three sisters, Lynette Benson of Cresco, IA, Marietta Stewart of Menomonie, and Rita (Joe) Abbott of Wabasha, MN;…

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    Wendy Diane Holz

    Wendy Diane Holz, age 49, of Porcupine, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. She was born on April 17, 1969 in Cleveland, OH to Charles and Sandy (Sharibok) Lindsey. She grew up in Indiana and moved to Minnesota in 1983. Wendy married her high school sweetheart, Brad Holz, on July 8, 1989 in St. Paul, MN. The couple made their home in Braham, MN and welcomed two daughters: Amanda and Kristina. They later moved to Wisconsin. Wendy homeschooled her daughters and was previously a paralegal. She liked to ride motorcycles, socialize, and spend time with her family. She opened her home and her heart to…

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    David Michael Johnston

    David Michael Johnston (60) of Pepin, WI died Monday, September 3, 2018 as a result of a motor vehicle accident. He was born January 10, 1958 in Minneapolis, MN; son of Floyd and Catherine (Leighton) Johnston. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, collecting antiques, karaoke and spending time playing bean bag toss with his friends at the camp ground. He loved his golden retrievers, Kimber and Rebate. David is survived by his two daughters, Niki and Becky Johnston; girlfriend, Theresa Arne; sisters, Kathy Fine and Mary Aspelin. He is preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Catherine (Leighton) Johnston and sister, Joanne Monroe. Private family services will be held at a…

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    Eric Peter Fossum

    Eric Peter Fossum, born March 10, 1933, passed away peacefully at Luther Mayo Hospital in Eau Claire, WI on August 30, 2018. He embodied the characteristics of generosity, intelligence and humility, as he often said, ” I’m never the most important person in the room.” He was witty and urbane, a man of poetic language, exacting speech and impeccable English. Eric was born into a family of 9 children, including 3 brothers born in Norway: Sigvald, Ingvald, and Gunvald Froystad. Eric also had 5 siblings born in Wisconsin: Carol, Otis, Joanne, Nona and Peter Fossum. He grew up on the family farm in the Rock Falls/Meridean, WI area and graduated…

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    Ellen Mae Kirchner

    Ellen Mae (Sobottka)Kirchner of Durand went to heaven on Friday, August 31. Ellen was born in Big River, Wisconsin on May 21, 1937 to Frieda and Henry Sobottka. She graduated from Ellsworth High School in 1955. On January 21, 1957, Ellen married Gene Kirchner and they spent the next 61 years loving one another. Ellen held many special roles in her 81 years: wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and dear friend. She is survived by her devoted husband Gene, children Theresa (Greg) Sharp, Katherine, Emily and Scott; grandchildren Liberty, Betsy (Joshua) Vander Stel, Jasmin, Ana and Amanda; great grandchildren DJ, Daisy, Abigail and Ophelia. She is also…

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    Dan Marvin Prokosch

    Dan Marvin Prokosch, age 75, of Pepin, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, August 18, 2018. He was born on May 21, 1943 in Richfield, MN to Clarence and Jane (Westerlund) Prokosch. His family moved to Mora, MN in 1957. Dan graduated from Mora High School and went on to work as welder and metal fabricator, owning his own business through most of his career. He moved to Pepin in 1991. Dan loved to hunt, fish, and make his own knives. He will be deeply missed. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; seven children, Mark Prokosch of Mora, MN, Wayne (Kari) Prokosch of Pepin, David Prokosch of Mora,…

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    Tadeusz Edward "Ted" Krukowski

    Tadeusz Edward “Ted” Krukowski, age 88, of Durand, died on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at the Assisted Living of Durand. He was born on July 20, 1930 in the Chetek area to Adam and Alexandra Krukowski. He grew up there and graduated from Chetek High School before going on to serve in the US Air Force from 1950-54. Following his discharge from the military, Ted attended the Milwaukee School of Engineering, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree. He worked at Honeywell as a technical rep for over 20 years and retired in 1977. He moved back to the Durand area in 1995. Ted loved to go hunting and fishing.…

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    Leigh Tracy Hagness

    Leigh Tracy Hagness (89) of Durand, WI passed away peacefully into the arms of the Lord on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at Chippewa Valley Hospital in Durand, WI. He was born December 14, 1928 in Eau Claire, WI; son of Ernest and Beata (Kowitz) Hagness. He attended and graduated from Durand High School. Following high school, Leigh and his family moved to Milwaukee after the death of their father. There he helped raise his brothers, before joining the United States Army. He served in Germany during the Korean Conflict where he attained the rank of Sergeant. On July 29, 1953, he married Doris “Jeannie” Pickerign at Canton Lutheran Church. He…

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    Donnis Ione DeLong

    Donnis Ione DeLong (81) of Durand, WI died Monday, July 23, 2018 at The Neighbors of Dunn County in Menomonie, WI. She was born August 17, 1936 in Pierce County, WI; daughter of Johley and Alice (Snider) Hoyt. Donnis graduated from Elmwood High School, the first daughter in the family to graduate from High School. On September 4, 1954 she married Arthur DeLong at Grainge Hall. She was a cook for the Head Start programs in Plum City and Ellsworth for a total of 12 years. Donnis took pride in cooking healthy meals and seeing the students everyday. Previous to that, she was a teacher’s assistant at the 7th day…

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    Mary Ann DeLong

    Mary Ann DeLong, age 95, of Plum City, formerly of Durand, died on Friday, July 6, 2018 at the Plum City Care Center. She was born on March 3, 1923 in Maxville Township to Henry and Minne (Shilling) Halling. She came from a family of 18 children: nine girls and nine boys. She married Lester Boettcher of Milwaukee in 1940; they later divorced. They had two sons: Darrel and Wayne Boettcher. Mary Ann remarried Harrison C. DeLong of Elmwood and together they had one son: Daniel Harrison DeLong. Her husband passed away in 1999. Mary Ann worked at different cafes in Durand, at Dick’s Red Owl Store for 1 ½…

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    Muriel Edna Hoffman

    Muriel Edna Hoffman (84) of Durand, WI, died Thursday, June 28, 2018, at her home surrounded by family. She was born November 3, 1933 in Woodruff, WI, daughter of Harry and Olga (Berg) Weaver. She graduated from Nekoosa High School in 1951. Following high school she attended the Luther School of Nursing, graduating as a registered nurse in 1954. On June 20, 1955, she married Vaughn Hoffman in Plum City, WI. She worked as a registered nurse at hospitals in Rice Lake, Plum City, and Durand. The last 20 years of her career were spent at the Oakview Care Center in Durand. Muriel enjoyed reading, bowling, golfing, fishing, playing cards,…

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    Kathleen Clara Wood

    Kathleen Clara Wood (65) of Arkansaw, WI died Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the home of her daughter in Prescott, WI. She was born January 23, 1953 in Lake City, MN; daughter of Vernon Allers and Frances Burgett. She attended and graduated from Lincoln High School in Lake City, MN. On January 30, 1971 she married Jerry Wood in Mazzeppa, MN. They lived in Arkansaw where Kathleen worked as a custodian at the Arkansaw Schools for 32 years. She enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, camping, playing bingo and bean bag toss. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Wood of Arkansaw;…

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    Loretta Belle Jamison

    Loretta B. Jamison (69) of Arkansaw, WI passed away peacefully on Friday, June 22, 2018 at her home with her husband and family by her side. She had bravely battled cancer since August of 2017. She was born May 29, 1949 to Wilbur and Louretta Pabst. Loretta was born to a big family with 5 half brothers and sisters and 12 full brothers and sisters. She graduated from Plum City High School in 1967. On December 7, 1968 she married Clifford Jamison Sr. They lived in a few different areas including Wabasha, Grange Hall and Ellsworth before settling down in Arkansaw. Together they had 5 children. She loved taking care…

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    Myrle Ardus Supri Werner

    Myrle Ardus Supri Werner (99) formerly of Durand, WI passed away Thursday, June 7, 2018 at the Plum City Care Center. She was born November 9, 1918 in Plum City, WI; daughter of Paul and Minnie (Oberding) Lampman. On September 28, 1939 married Lyle E. Supri in Wabasha, MN. They lived in Rice Lake and Durand where they owned various gas stations. Myrle did the bookkeeping and helped at the pumps. They later operated the Durand Bus Service. Myrle was active in the church and enjoyed camping and snowmobiling. She always had a smile for you when you stopped for coffee and there were always fresh baked cookies. Myrle volunteered…

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    Maryzella Isabelle McKee

    Maryzella Isabelle Mckee, née Kinkead, was born February 12, 1940 to John and Doris Kinkead in Cloquet , MN. She Married Robert Allen McKee in August 1956, and enjoyed 51 years of marriage until his death in 2007 and was reunited with him on May 31, 2018. They have five children, Theodore (Asha) McKee of Belton TX, Robert McKee Jr. of Garland TX, Richard (Lisa) McKee of Rochester MN, Doris McKee, Kathleen (Brian) Mittelstadt of Durand WI. She was preceded in death by her parents, stepfather Elias “Buck” Arbuckle, beloved husband Bob, infant daughter Doris, brothers; Charles, Conroy, and Kenneth, grandson Cristopher McKee and great grandson Christopher Draeger, She is…

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    Gerald LeRoy Kallstrom

    Gerald LeRoy Kallstrom (87) of rural Arkansaw, WI died Thursday, May 31, 2018 at his home. He was born July 16, 1930 in Frankfort Township, Pepin County, WI; son of Elmer and Elna (Andrews) Kallstrom. He attended Ella School. On September 2, 1949 he married Jean Ann Meier in Menomonie. They farmed for two years in Plum Creek, and then moved to Bear Pen Coolie where they farmed for thirty years. In 1980 they moved to Swede Ramble. Jean died February 6, 1996. Gerald enjoyed collecting Ford Model A cars and Allis Chalmers tractors. He is survived by his special friend and partner, Rose Schulenberg; his daughters, Marilyn (Larry) Hanson…

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    Bonnie LaVerle Jevne

    Bonnie LaVerle (Harschlip) Jevne, (age 86) of Meridean, WI passed away to her everlasting home with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 4, 2018. Bonnie was born on March 19, 1932 in Rock Falls, WI. Her parents were LaVern Charles Harschlip and Bessie Emelia (Hysen) Harschlip. She was baptized and confirmed at Rock Creek Lutheran Church. Bonnie attended the Rock Falls area country schools (Clark / Thomas), then graduated from Durand High School in 1949. Bonnie and Eldon Jevne were married, moved to Minneapolis and expanded their lifelong adventure in Crystal, MN where they raised their family. She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church for over…

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    Lyla Jane McDonough

    Lyla Jane McDonough (93) of Nelson, WI died Sunday, April 22, 2018 at St. Elizabeth’s Care Center in Wabasha, MN. She was born December 4, 1924 in Fillmore County, MN; daughter of Melvin and Olga (Hanson) Magnuson. She attended school in rural Houston, MN. She worked as a waitress in LaCrosse. On October 28, 1945 she married Howard McDonough in Wabasha. They lived in Nelson then moved to Wabasha. Lyla worked as a cook at Idle Hour in Wabasha. In 1953 they moved to Maxville Township where they farmed for 44 years and Lyla helped care for the Gifford Family. She worked at the Anchor Inn in Wabasha and Lake…