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Obituaries

Bette L. Thorp

Bette L. Thorp, 91, of Hawkins, died Saturday, May 19th at her home.  She is survived by 1 son Elmer of Altoona, 4 daughters, Virginia Campbell of DePere, Barb Mabie, Kennan, LuAnn Gryga  of Kennan, Frannie Gryga of Ladysmith, 20 Grandchildren, 34 Great-Grandchildren and 4 Great-Great- Grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Saturday, May 26, at 11 AM at Faith United Methodist in Ladysmith.  The Thorp family will receive friends at the Church on Saturday beginning at 10 AM.  The Nash-Jackan Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

Richard A. Johnson

Richard A. Johnson, 84 of Jump River, died Sunday, May 20 at the Rusk County Medical Center.  He is survived by his wife, Fern of Jump River, three sons, Jeffrey (Judy) Johnson of Marshfield and daughter/granddaughter, Rosebud, Bruce (friend Ellen) Johnson of Hawaii and his daughter/granddaughter, Phoenix and Dave Johnson of Jump River.  Richard is further survived by his brothers, Ronald (Isabel) Johnson and Harold (Bonnie) Johnson both of Jump River, his sister, Barbara Peterson of Eleva and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, June 2nd, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Sheldon.  Inurnment will follow with Military rites at Mount Nebo Cemetery at 1 PM.  Visitation will be from 4-8 PM Friday at the Gilman Funeral Home and Saturday morning one hour prior to services at the Church in Sheldon.

Robert Foley

Robert Foley, age 74 of Winter, died on Sunday, May 20th at his home.

The Funeral Service will be held at 11 AM Friday, May 25th, at Calvary Lutheran Church in Loretta.  Visitation will be held from 5-8 PM Thursday, May 24th at Calvary Lutheran Church and again from 10-11 AM Friday prior to the service at the church.  Burial will be in Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner on Wednesday, May 30th at 11 AM.    Online condolences can be made at pineviewfuneralservice.com.

Phyllis M. Matlack

Phyllis M. Matlack, 90 of Ladysmith, died on Sunday, May 20th at Ladysmith Nursing Home.  She is survived by 3 sons, Howard, Richard and Bradley.  3 daughters, Cheryl Gunderson, Janelle Thompson, and Lynette Kroening.  16 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

A Private family service for Phyllis Matlack will be held at a later date.  Memorials in Phyllis’ name may be made to the donor’s choice.  Nash-Jackan Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements.

 

Olive E. Hendricks

Olive E. Hendricks, 97 of Bruce, died on Thursday, May 17th at her home in rural Bruce.  She is survived by 2 sons, Tom Hendricks of Bloomer and Gary Hendricks of Cumberland, 4 daughters, Marilyn Gronski of Ham Lake, MN., Kathy Hendricks of Bruce, Margie Gerber of Exland, and Paula Villiard of Bruce.  13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters-in-law, Florence Pavlik of Ladysmith and Pat Hendricks of Sioux Falls, SD.

Funeral Services for Olive Hendricks will be on Wednesday, May 23rd at 4 PM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bruce with Fr. Inna Pothireddy officiating.  Burial will be in the Bruce Village Cemetery.  Friends may call on Wednesday at St. Mary’s Church from 2 PM until the time of services.  Nash-Jackan Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements.

 

Melvin “Mel” Shea

Melvin “Mel” Shea, 73 of Jump River, died Monday, May 14th, in Marshfield.  He is survived by his wife Carol, 2 sons, Michael of Crown Point, IN, and William of Humboldt, IA., 1 grandson and his mother, Wynona of Ladysmith.

A Celebration of Life for Melvin will be held on Saturday, May 26th, from 12:00 PM Noon until 4 PM.  Where a Prayer service will be held at  1 PM.

Nick C. Nelson

Nick C. Nelson, 93 of Weyerhaeuser, died on Tuesday, May 15th, at Heritage Lakeside in Rice Lake.  He is survived by his wife, Linda, 2 sons, Barry of Weyerhaeuser and James of Rice Lake, 6 grandchildren.

Funeral Services for Nick Nelson will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, May 19th, at the Island Lake Church of Christ with Dave Willingham officiating.  Burial will be in the Church Cemetery.  Nick’s family will receive friends from 4 until 7 PM on Friday, May 18th at the Nash-Jackan Funeral Home in Bruce and again on Saturday from 10 AM until service time at Island Lake Church of Christ.

Allen Moon

Allen Moon of River Falls , Wi, formerly of Ladysmith. Passed away on April 30th, at Our House Senior Living Facility, in River Falls. Celebration of Life will be May 19th. 11;00 am service at Greenwood cemetery with honor salute by River Falls American Legion Post 121. Celebration of life to follow at the River Falls American Legion Post, on North main River Falls.

Karen N. Tomczak

Karen N. Tomczak, 74, of Weyerhaeuser, died Wednesday, May 9th at the Mayo Clinic Health System Eau Claire.  She is survived by her husband, Louis, 2 daughters, Kristi Tomczak of Perth, Australia and Shari Prorok of Weyerhaeuser, 1 son, Jeffrey of New Brighton, MN., her mother, Doris Anderson of San Dimas, CA., 1 sister, Pamela Anderson of Alice Springs, Australia, 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life for Karen Tomczak will be held on Wednesday, May 16th, from 11 AM to 2 PM at the Weyerhaeuser VFW Hall.  In Lieu of flowers, Memorials may be directed to the Shriners.  The Nash-Jackan Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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