Obituaries

  Dale O. Franson, 78, of Strum, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side, Monday, January 29, 2024, after a short battle with cancer, under the care of Heartland Hospice. Dale was born June 12, 1945, in Whitehall to Otis and Mae (Anderson) Franson. He valued hard work from an...
  Lance Christenson, 49, passed away unexpectedly, January 28, 2024, in Blair, Wisconsin. Lance was born December 28, 1974, in Mondovi, the son of Joyce and Hilmer Christenson. Lance married Luanne Christenson, May 8, 2004, in Blair. He was a goofy, fun-loving guy, who was always down for a good...
  Anita Ann Lilla, 58, of Galesville, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home, Saturday, January 27, 2024, surrounded by the love of her family, following a courageous fight with cancer. Anita was born October 5, 1965, in La Crosse, to George and Dorothy (Bagniewski) Walski. She graduated...
  Rodney “Spud” R. Reck, 79, of Arcadia, died Friday, January 26, 2024, at Gundersen Tri-County Hospital in Whitehall. Spud was born in Glencoe, July 20, 1944, to Rudolph and Vera (Katzbahn) Reck. Though he never married, Spud was a devoted family man, and loved spending time with his nieces and...
  Shirley G. (Nelson) Patterson, 96, was born August 8, 1927, and died Thursday, January 25, 2024. She passed away knowing that the Lord was ready to take her home. Shirley was a very beloved mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her loving heart left a beacon of light for all in the...
  Brian Gordon Vick, known to many as Pruitt, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at the age of 59. Brian was born December 28, 1964, in Decorah, IA, to Gordon and Gloria (Barth) Vick. He was baptized April 17, 1965, at Decorah Lutheran Church. Brian...
  Faye Hoff, 87, passed away January 17, 2024, at the TCHCC Nursing home in Whitehall. Faye was born September 6, 1936, in Spooner, to Geneva and Arthur Magnusson. She graduated from Shell Lake High School in 1954. Faye moved to Milwaukee to find work and is also where she met James Chatham. They...
  Helen Bernice (Christianson) Berg, 102, of Arcadia, died peacefully, January 27, 2024, at Gundersen Health Center in La Crosse, with family at her side. Helen was born in Blair, December 22, 1921, to Olaf and Eda (Sorlie) Christianson. She lived her entire life in rural Blair and the City of...
  Gene Lew Edmundson, 85, of rural Whitehall, died peacefully surrounded by his family, Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. Gene was born August 6, 1938, to Allen and Arlene (Bidney) Edmundson in Independence, in a house below Reservoir Hill. Gene graduated from...
  David “Tire Dave” Wayne Lisowski, 57, of Arcadia, and formerly of Melrose and Waumandee, died peacefully at his home, Sunday, January 21, 2024.  David was born in Winona, MN, September 28, 1966, to Edward Lisowski and Kae Sobotta. He attended schools in Melrose-Mindoro and made friends wherever...

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