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Obituaries

Arlene M. Hahn

Arlene M. Hahn, 83 of Ladysmith, died on Thursday, June 6th, at the Ladysmith Care Community.  She is survived by 2 sons, Gary of Ladysmith, and Kevin of Lakeville, MN., 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, 1 brother, Martin of Sheldon, 1 sister, Helena of Sheldon, many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial service for Arlene Hahn will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, June 13 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sheldon, with the Rev. Dean Herberts officiating.  Visitation will be from 9:30 AM until 10:30 AM on Thursday at the church.  Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Sheldon.  In lieu of flowers, Memorials in Arlene’s name may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church in Sheldon.  Nash-Jackan Funeral Home of Ladysmith is assisting with the arrangements.

Wanda E. Proden

Wanda E. Proden, 97 of Ladysmith, died Wednesday, June 5 at the Ladysmith Nursing Home.  She is survived by 2 sons, Kenneth Proden and David Proden both of Ladysmith, 1 daughter, Jackie Fuchs of Ladysmith, 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Wanda Proden will be on Friday, June 7, at 1 PM at the Nash-Jackan Funeral Home in Ladysmth with Deacon Doug Sorenson officiating.  Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.  Friends may call on Friday at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Bryce E. Coggins

Bryce E. Coggins, 92 of Ladysmith, died Saturday, June 1, at Care Partners.  He is survived by, 6 children, Rachel Louise Lent of Wisconsin Rapids, David Allen Coggins of Manitowoc, Amy Jo Johnson of Chippewa Falls, Yvonne Marie Stott of Lake Zurich, IL., Jay Steven Coggins of St. Paul, MN., and Janet Sue Hetke of Ladysmith.  14 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters, Connie Cooper of Sheldon and Ruth Koditek of Palentine, IL.

Memorial services for Bryce Coggins will be held on Friday, June 7 at 11 AM at Faith United Methodist Church in Ladysmith with Rev. Brian Chitwood officiating.  Friends may call on Thursday, June 6th after 4 PM at the Nash-Jackan Funeral Home in Ladysmith and again on Friday morning for an hour prior to the service at the church.  Rather then flowers, memorials may be directed to the Christian Harbor Youth Camp in Bryce’s name.

ALICE M. HUHTALA

Alice M. Huhtala, 88 of ladysmith, died Friday, May 31, at Care & Rehab of Ladysmith. She is survived by her son, Richard Huhtala of Bellevue, MI., 8 grandchildren, numerous Great-Grandchildren, numerous great-great-grandchildren.

The Nash-Jackan Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Albert R. “Abby” Simpson

Albert R. “Abby” Simpson, 62 of Bruce, died on Thursday, May 23, at his home.  He is survived by 3 sons, Casey of Bruce, Aaron of Ladysmith and Travis of Bruce.  3 grandchildren, 3 step-sons, Justin, Jacob and Nicholas,  Father, Ernest Simpson of Bruce, 1 brother, Robert of California and 1 sister, Carol Woodmansee of Bruce.

Graveside services for Abby Simpson will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, June 22, at the Blue Hills Cemetery with Rev. Mark Bartlett officiating.  A celebration of his life will be at his home following the service.  A family luncheon will be at his sister’s home also following the service.  Nash-Jackan Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements.   

Joyce E. Evans

Joyce E. Evans, 75 of Bruce, died May 15th at Marshfield.  She is survived by 2 sons, Brian Evans of Bruce and Joel Culver of Elko, MN., 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  The Nash-Jackan Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Darla J. Piotrowski

Darla J. Piotrowski, 67 of Ladysmith, died Saturday, May 25th, at Ladysmith Care & Rehab.  She is survived by her husband, Michael, daughter, Shay Hash Freeman of Barron, Sons, Shawn Piotrowski and Brody Piotrowski, both of Ladysmith, 1 grandson and 1 great-grandson, 6 siblings, Bradley Latz, Lorna (Latz) Hon, Kathleen Latz, Charlene (Latz) Ransom, Shari (Latz) Campbell and Wade Latz.

A memorial visitation for Darla Piotrowski will be held on Wednesday, May 29, at the Nash-Jackan Funeral Home in Ladysmith from 5 PM until 8 PM.  Darla will be buried in the Mt. Nebo Cemetery in Jump River. 

Erika Anna McCain

Erika Anna McCain, 97 of Ladysmith, died Thursday, May 16, at Ladysmith Care Community.  She is survived by 2 daughters, Anne McCain of Ladysmith, Mellanye Hardy of Winter, 1 son, Chuck McCain of Sheldon, 3 Grandchildren and 3 Great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Erika Anna McCain will be Monday, May 20, at 11 AM at the Cameo Room in the Ladysmith Care Community with Rev. Mark Bartlett officiating.  Burial will be in Windfall Cemetery in Exland.  Friends may call on Monday at the Cameo Room from 9 AM until the time of service.  The Nash-Jackan Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.    

Georgiana M. Erickson

Georgiana M. Erickson, 95 formerly of Hawkins, died Wednesday, May 15, at the Ladysmith Care Community.  She is survived by her 4 children, Sue Gjertsen of Big Lake, MN., Dennis Erickson of Deer Park, WI., Aljean Gehler of Eau Claire, and Rob Erickson of LaCrescent, MN., 9 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, May 20, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church South Fork in Hawkins with Fr. Inna Pothireddy officiating.  Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Hawkins.  Friends may call at the church on Monday morning for an hour prior to the service.  The Nash-Jackan Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. 

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