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Melanie Gibbs

Melanie Gibbs, 61, of Ladysmith, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Sept. 12th at Rusk County Memorial Hospital.  Melanie is survived by two brothers, Mike of Minnesota and Kyle and Theresa Gibbs of Ladysmith and one sister, Debbie and Al Hraban of Ladysmith.  She is also survived by her very special nieces and nephews.

As per Mel’s wishes her body was donated to Science Care for research.  A Clebration of the life of Mel will take place on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 4 pm at the Theatre Lounge in Ladysmith.

Magdalyn Gluza

Magdalyn Marie Gluza, 78, Kennan, died on Monday, September 11th, in the Aspirus Pleasant View Nursing Home in Phillips while under the care of her family and Flambeau Home Health and Hospice.   She is survived by one son, Dave Henry, Kennan, by one daughter, Danette (Bryce) Rudolph, Medford, by 8 grandchildren, by one brother, Cyril ( Marilyn) Kempen, Kennan, by two sisters, Dorothy (Robert) Rogalla, Kennan, and Marilyn Van De Voort, Phillips, by one brother-in-law, Clayton Selkey, Montello, WI., and by one sister-in-law, Barbara Kempen, Muskego, WI.

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Friday, September 15th, at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Kennan with Father Gerald Hagen celebrating the Funeral Mass.  Interment will be in the Kennan Cemetery in Kennan.  Friends may call at the church on Friday from 10 AM until the time of services.  Online condolences may be expressed at  The Heindl Funeral Home in Phillips is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

Cheryl Jean Hladilek

Cheryl Jean Hladilek of Sheldon, WI died September 3rd, 2017 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, WI.

Cheryl was born on August 27th, 1949 in Spokane, WA to Jim Hattamer and Shirley Poehnelt (Retzlaff). Cheryl married William Hladilek on December 21st, 1997 in Ladysmith, WI.

Cheryl is best remembered by her love of family, gardening, and making her home welcome to all. She always welcomed visitors with a smile, good conversation and, usually, a meal.

She is survived by her Husband, William Hladilek; Children, Michael Kiblen (Brenda Cool); Jeffery Devolve (Christina Moore); Tonya Eichelt (Eric); Lorrie DeVolve (Jason Herman); Grandsons, Jacob and Connor Eichelt; John Tarris; Kodie Patrie & Lukas Guider; Sisters, Joyce Anderson (Rick) & Dolly Fisk; Brother, Tom Hattamer; Brother-in-Laws, Charles Hladilek (Betty) & Thomas Hladilek (Wilma); Sister-in-Law, Frances Vincent (Frank).

Cheryl was preceded in death by her Father, Jim Hattamer & Mother, Shirley Poehnelt (Retzlaff) and several Aunt and Uncles.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Haley Memorial Park in Sheldon, WI on Thursday, September 7th from 11am to 2pm with a lunch served at noon.

Online condolences can be left at Cremation Society of Wisconsin is serving the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Loving Memory of Cheryl Hladilek be made to the American Cancer Society.

Larry A. Bryant

Larry A. Bryant, 76, of Bruce died on Friday, Sept. 1st.  He is survived by his wife, Jan, 3 sons, Bill, Mike and Tom. Numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, 3 brothers, Kenny, Melvin and Alfred, 1 sister, Patty Bryant-Holland, 1 brother in law, Chuck Mathias.  Private family services for Larry Bryant will be held at a later date.  Nash-Jackan Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements.

George W. Kees

George W. Kees, 93, of Chippewa Falls, died on Saturday, Sept. 2nd at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in Chippewa Falls.  He is survived by 3 daughters, Donna McClure of Corona, CA., Diana LaMar of Redding. CA., and Karen Kmosena of Ladysmith.  1 son, Dennis of Ladysmith, 10 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Memorial services for George Kees will be held at 11 AM on Friday, Sept. 8th at Nash-Jackan Funeral Home in Ladysmith.  George’s family will receive friends from 10 AM until service time on Friday at the Funeral Home.  Military Burial Rites will be provided by the Ladysmith Veterans Association immediately following the service.

Bob Scott

Bob Scott passed away June 27th in Lebanon, OR. from complications arising from a series of strokes.  Bob is survived by his wife Betty, Lebanon, OR., and sons Barry, Lebanon, OR., William (Lori) Fort White, FL., Robert (Jennifer) Seminole, FL., and Benge (Jolene) Ridgecrest, CA.  His brothers, Donald Scott, Ray Scott, and Dennis (Sue) Madejeski of Chetek.  Sisters, Caroline Scott of Ladysmith, Jane (John) Effertz, Weyerhaeuser, Nancy Madejski, Orlando, FL., and Sandra (George) Tant of Atlanta, GA. His sister and brother-in-law, Bonnie and Norm Peckham, Bernie and Kent May, Heather Seward and grandchildren, William Luke, Camryn and Caeden Scott and many nieces and nephews.

Military graveside service, provided by the Chetek, VFW, will take place on Saturday Sept. 2nd at 2 PM at Twin Lakes Cemetery, Rural Chetek.  There will be a luncheon/reception at 3:30 PM, following the graveside services at R-Bar Community room, Chetek.

Ruth E. Prasnicky

Ruth E. Prasnicky, 79, died on Tuesday, August 29th at her home in Sheldon.  She is survived by her husband Tony and 3 daughters,  Ruth Ann Olson, Antoinette Miller and Rachel Malinowski, 8 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 4 step grandchildren.

A Private Celebration of the life of Ruth Prasnicky will be held at a later date.  Nash-Jackan Funeral Home of Ladysmith is assisting with the arrangements.



Donald R. Lippert

Donald R. Lippert, 91, of Ingram, died on Monday, August 28th at The Ladysmith Care & Rehabilitation Center.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Anne of Ingram; 4 children; and 3 step-children

Dennis of Crystal River, FL, Richard Meher of Evanston, IL, Charles of Pine City, MN, Priscilla of Cambridge, MA, Nanette Allison of Charolette, NC, Melissa Sutherland of St. Paul, MN and Mark Smith of South Charleston, OH

10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren

Memorial services for Don Lippert will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, September 5th at the Care & Rehab Ladysmith Chapel with Alvin Stoll officiating. Don’s family will receive friends from 9:30 AM until service time on Tuesday at the nursing home chapel. Nash-Jackan Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements.

Mathilda L. “Tilly” Galetka

Mathilda L. “Tilly” Galetka 78, of Ladysmith, died on Thursday, August 24th at Rusk County Memorial Hospital in Ladysmith.

She is survived by her 8 children Debbie Heath of Altoona, Theresa Franzen (Edward) of Sheldon, Robert (Betsy) of Bloomington, MN, Raymond (Sharon) of Ladysmith, Gerald (Kelly) of Shakopee, MN, Laurie Galetka-Tomlinson of Altoona, William (Jill) of Ladysmith, and Judy (Ed) Madlon of Glen Flora; 10 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; and 1 sister Martha Schroeder

Mass of Christian Burial for Tilly Galetka will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, August 29th at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Tony with Fr. Inna Pothireddy officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery in Tony. Tilly’s family will receive friends after 5:00 P.M. on Monday, August 28th at Nash-Jackan Funeral Home in Ladysmith where a Scripture Service and Rosary will be held at 7:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lighthouse Shelter for the homeless in Rusk County and CareNet Pregnancy Resource Center of the Servite Center for Life.

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