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Obituaries

Marjorie G. Sims Gerken

Marjorie G. Sims Gerken, 90, of the Ladysmith – Bruce areas, died on Saturday, August 12th in Naples, FL.  She is survived by 2 sons and 1 daughter, Kurt, Eric and Karen Burch.  4 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 4 nieces.

A Celebration of the Life of Marge Gerken will be held on Saturday, Aug. 26th at 11 AM at the Ladysmith UCC.

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS: Memorials in the name of Marjorie Gerken are requested for the Ladysmith UCC.

Nash-Jackan Funeral Home of Ladysmith is assisting with the arrangements.

Francis A. “Frank” Prochaska

Francis A. “Frank” Prochaska, 67 of Conrath, died unexpectedly on Saturday, August 5th, at his home.  He is survived by his wife Diane, 1 son, Scott of Racine, 1 daughter, Robin Santos of Racine, 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren with 1 more on the way, his Mother, Mary Prochaska of Racine, 1 brother, Edward of Conrath, 4 sisters, Mary Behringer of Racine, Margaret Schwab of Burlington, Barbara Petri and Diane Cacciotti both of Racine. 1 sister-in-law, Patricia Prochaska of Delavan.

A Memorial Visitation for Frank Prochaska will be held from 4 PM until 7 PM Friday August 11th, at Nash-Jackan Funeral Home in Ladysmith.

Geraldine Perkins

Geraldine Perkins, 73, of Coon Valley, died on Saturday July 29th.  Funeral Services will be held at 4 PM on Thursday, August 3, at the Vosseteig Funeral Home (708 S. Main St.) in Westby.  Fr. Joseph Arokiam will officiate with burial to follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Rural Coon Valley.  Friends may call at the Funeral Home from 3 PM till the time of service at 4 PM.

Online Condolences may be offered at www.VossFH.com    The Vosseteig Funeral Home of Westby is serving the family.

Robert (Bob) J Sommerfeild

Bob J Sommerfeild, 67, of Chippewa Falls died the evening of Tuesday, July 25th at 5:55pm

He was a baker at Gordy’s County Market in Ladysmith until he retired.

Bob is survived by his wife, Eileen and his 3 daughters Tina, Heide, and Roberta.

Services will be held Saturday at 10:30am, at the Notre Dame Catholic Church in Chippewa Falls. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to service. Burial will be held at the South Catholic Cemetery in Bloomer.

Horan Funeral Home is taking care of arrangements.

Kayo Nash

Kayo Nash, 63, of Ladysmith, died on Wednesday, July 26th, at the Marshfield Medical Center.  She is survived by her husband Rick and their 2 children, Kaylee Nash-Hayden of Ladysmith and Jon of Duluth.  3 grandchildren, Keegan, AaLiyah (ah lee ah) and Lucas. 1 brother John Boles of Madison.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Kayo Nash will be held on Saturday, July 29th, at 10 AM at Our Lady of Sorrows Church with Fr. Inna Pothireddy and Deacon Craig Voldberg officiating.  Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.  The Nash Family will receive friends at the Church on Friday from 4 PM until 9 PM and also on Saturday for an hour prior to service time.

In Lieu of Flowers:  Memorials in the name of Kayo Nash are requested for a Nursing Scholarship to be established.  Nash-Jackan Funeral Home of Ladysmith is assisting with the arrangements.

Doris N. Smith

Doris N. Smith, 97, formerly of Ladysmith, died on Sunday, July 23rd, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.  She is survived by 1 son Chuck of Chippewa Falls and a daughter Carol Holmquist of Madison, 4 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Funeral Services for Doris Smith will be held on Saturday, July 29th at 11 AM at the Nash-Jackan Funeral Home in Ladysmith with burial in Riverside Cemetery.  The Smith Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home on Friday after 4 PM and also on Saturday for an hour prior to the Funeral at the Funeral Home.

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