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Obituaries

Nadine E. Glotfelty

Nadine E. Glotfelty, 86, of Bruce, died on Thursday, March 23rd at her home.  She is survived by her husband Herman, 5 children, Clarence of Weyerhaeuser, Robert and Gwyla Blomberg both of Bruce, Kayleen Longanecker of Hillsdale and Tracey Wardenfelt of Aberdeen, MD., 19 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life for Nadine Glotfelty will be held at 12;00 Noon on Saturday, May 27th, at the Abundant Life Assembly of God in Ladysmith with a time of visitation for family and friends from 10 AM till Noon.  Nadine’s final resting place is at the Nora Cemetery located in Rice Lake.  Nash-Jackan Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Robert W. Christenson

Robert W. Christenson, 73 of New Auburn, died Monday, March 20th, 2017 at Dove Healthcare – Bloomer.

Bob was born on June 2nd, 1943 in Eau Claire, the son of WIlliam Christenson and Cora Bushendorf. He lived on the family farm in Hallie attending the Valley View School. Then he graduated from Chi-Hi class of 1962. He worked at Anderson Motors in Chippewa Falls where he met the love of his life, Kathy Metzenbauer. He then worked for National Presto in the shell and service departments for over 20 years. Bob also worked for River Country, Fritz Koepl Excavating as a mechanic and truck driver, the Town of Big Bend in Rusk County as a mechanic and snow plow driver until his retirement due to health issues.

He was a former vice president of the Chippewa Rod and Gun Club, the former president of Fish Club Project on Lake Wissota, member of the Indian ATV Club in Rusk County. He was a fishing guide on Lake Wissota and Chippewa Flowage, an avid hunter and fisherman. In his spare time, Bob and Kathy enjoyed going fishing and going on motorcycle rides especially on the Fallen Soldier motorcycle rides in Rusk County. Spending time with family was very important to Bob.

Bob was a jack of all trades. If he couldn’t fix it, there was no fix to it. He could create anything with his welding and wood working. He was a GIT-R-DONE DAD.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Kathy; daughters: Tammy Christenson (Tim Hodowanic) and Shelly (John) Bucknell; grandson Adam Christenson; a great-granddaughter Aubrie Christenson; further survived by other relatives and friends.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents, William and Cora; Step-father, Carl Johnson, and other relatives.

Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 noon on Friday, March 24th at Schriver-Thompson Funeral Home, 1806 17th Avenue, Bloomer with Pastor Bob Hoekstra officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 10:00AM until time of services. Burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Eau Claire.

The family would like to send a special thank you to the staff at Dove Healthcare- Bloomer for their caring staff.

Schriver-Thompson Funeral Home, Bloomer is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at www.thompsonfuneralhome.com

George H. Celske

George H. Celske, 89, of Holcombe, died on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at the Ladysmith Nursing Home. He is survived by: 2 daughters Jeannine Zimmer and Sandi Schonfelder both of Glen Flora; 1 son Terry of Conrath; 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers Casey, Willie, and Tony; 3 sisters Doat Hatamer, Gert Guthman, and Mary Munger; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for George Celske will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, March 25th at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church on the Flambeau with Deacon Doug Sorenson officiating. Burial will be in the Town of Washington Cemetery. George’s family will receive friends from 11:00AM until service time on Saturday at the church. Nash-Jackan Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements.

Phyllis M. Poquette

Phyllis M. Poquette, 88 of Ladysmith, died on Saturday, March 18th, 2017. She is survived by: 1 son Frank & Diane of Minnesota, 1 daughter Judy Ludvik of Ladysmith, 4 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Private services for Phyllis Poquette will be held at a later date. Nash-Jackan Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements.

Carol J. Milam

Carol J. Milam, 90, of Jump River, died Tuesday, March 21st, at St. Clare’s Hospital-Weston.  She is survived by her sons, Joseph (Starr) Milam and James Milam both of Jump River, five grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be held for Carol Milam at Noon on Saturday, March 25th at Christ Community Church-Jump River with Pastor Joey Olson officiating.  Burial will follow in Mt. Nebo Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 10 AM until time of service at the Church.  Plombon Funeral Service-Gilman assisted the family.

Mary Wagner

Mary Wagner, 80, of Winter, died Tuesday, March 21st at Ladysmith Care Community. Mary is survived by her husband Warren Wagner of Winter. They were married for 57 years. Children, Michael Wagner of Fairbanks, Alaska, Rita and Wally Hinz of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Gregory Wagner of Ladysmith, John Wagner of Bolingbrook, ILL., James Wagner of Dixon, ILL., and Linda Wagner of Chippewa Falls, four grandchildren and many friends and family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM Saturday, March 25th at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Radisson.  Visitation will be held Saturday from 10-11 AM prior to Mass at the Church.  Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Winter at a later date.

Memorials may be directed to the Ladysmith Care Community for the Resident Activity Fund.  Online condolences can be made at pineviewfuneralservice.com

Helen T. Krizan

Helen T. Krizan, 92, formerly of Cornell and Sheldon, died Tuesday, March 21, at Country Terrace-Bloomer under the care of Heartland Hospice.  She is survived by her children, Sharon (Herman) Viegas of Bloomington, MN., Sandy (Neil) Marthaler of Athens, Ken (Terri) Krizan of Portage, Dennis (Beerly) Krizan of Cottage Grove, Mark (Lynn) Krizan of Oregon, WI., Diane Krizan of Chicago, IL., and Judy (Dennis) Ewer of Eau Claire, 15 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, a sister, Cora Preuss of Sparta and a brother, Robert Knutson of Florida.

Services will be held for Helen T. Krizan at 11 AM on Friday, March 24th at Trinity Lutheran Church-Sheldon with Rev. Doctor Gary Paul officiating.  Burial will follow in the Donald Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 9:30 AM until time of service Friday at the Church.  Plombon Funeral Service-Gilman assisted the family with arrangements.

Ellen L. Kozel

Ellen L. Kozel, 90, formerly of New Auburn, died on Friday, March 10th in Chisago City, MN.  She is survived by 2 sons, Roger of Fridley, MN., and Robert of Forest Lake, MN.  2 grandsons, 1 sister-in-law, Dianne Knowlton of Chetek, 2 nieces and 1 nephew.

There will be a celebration of Ellen Kozel’s life at Nash-Jackan Funeral Home in Bruce on Saturday, March 25th from 1 PM until 3 PM.  Her remains will be cremated and spread according to her wishes.

Mary D. Gryga

Mary D. Gryga, 50, of Ladysmith, passed away unexpectedly at Rusk County Memorial Hospital on Saturday, March 18th.  She is survived by her Mom, Jennie Gryga of Hawkins, 2 sisters, Theresa Kuchta of Conrath, and Sue Knutson of Crookston, MN., 5 brothers, Dave of Conrath, Larry of Hawkins, Steve of Glen Flora, Stan of Sheldon, and Kenny of Ladysmith.  13 nieces and nephews, 16 great-nieces and nephews, her companion dog “Oreo” and special friend Gary Johnson of Ladysmith.

A Memorial service for Mary Gryga will be held at 11 AM on Friday, March 24th at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Conrath with Deacon Bob Rosolowski officiating.  Family and friends may gather at the church from 10 AM until the time of service.  Burial will be at a later date.  Nash-Jackan Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements.

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