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Obituaries

Marilyn A. “Mandy” Lechleitner

Marilyn A. “Mandy” Lechleitner, 89 of Sheldon, died on Monday, April 1st, at her home.  She is survived by 1 son, Galan of Sheldon, 1 daughter, Debra of Greenbrae, CA., 10 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren, 1 sister, Carol Kuhrt of Rice Lake, 1 brother, Tom Gundersen of Rockford, IL.

Funeral services for Mandy Lechleitner will be held at 1 PM on Monday, April 8, at the Sheldon Church of Christ with Jeremy Allard officiating.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Sheldon.  Visitation will be from 3 until 7 PM on Sunday, April 7 at Nash-Jackan Funeral Home in Ladysmith and from Noon until service time on Monday at the Church.

Barbara J Davis

Barbara J. Davis, 84 of Rosemount, MN., passed away with family and friends at her bedside October 25 last year.  She is survived by her children, Harold (Katie) Davis of Clayton, Suzie Davis (Tim) Reuber of Exland, Chris Rathbun of Eagan, MN., Patrick Davis of Minneapolis, Debbie (Rick) Coats of Madison, Greg (Lori) Davis of Ladysmith, Mina Davis of Blanchardville and Tim Davis of Barron.  25 plus grandchildren and many great-great grandchildren.

Services for Barbara Davis will be Saturday, April 6 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church.  Visitation will be at 10 AM and the services will be at 11 AM.  A luncheon will follow at the Pickled Gill. 

Lance A. Peterson

Lance A. Peterson, 72 of Bruce, died on Tuesday, March 26th, at his home.  He is survived by his wife, Debra, 2 sons, Danny and Nicholas Peterson, 1 daughter, Kari Peterson, 1 sister, Nancy Prudhomme, 7 grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life for Lance Peterson will be held on Friday, July 12th at the Worden Avenue Exchange in Ladysmith from 6 PM until 9 PM.  Nash-Jackan funeral home is assisting with the arrangements.

Della C Story

Della C. Story, 80 of Jump River, died Thursday, March 28, at Aspirus Medford Hospital.  She is survived by her children, Kurt Latz of Bancroft, Kim (Danny) Trawicki of Gilman, Kirby (Linda Montwill) Latz of Jump River, Kristie (Davey) Winger of Gilman, Wendy (Matthew) Dernovsek of Hudson and Brett (Stacey) Story of Bloomer, 22 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and two more on the way, and her siblings, Arlene (Jerome) Zahn of Jackson, Bryce (Marian) Mallo of Sheldon, Ray Mallo of Gilman, Arthur (Mary) Mallo of Rothschild, Sharon Madlon of Dresser, Judith Mallo of North Prairie, Paulette Johnson of Wauwatosa, Jerry (Jennifer) Mallo of Waukesha, Brian (Cassie) Mallo of Gilman, Loren Mallo of Greenwood and Arlen Mallo of Lake Hallie.

Services will be held at 11 AM on April 1, at St John’s Catholic Church in Sheldon with Father Lourdu Raju officiating.  Burial will follow in Mount Nebo Cemetery-Jump River.  Visitation will be from 4-8 PM on Sunday at the Gilman Funeral Home and Monday one hour prior to services at the church.

Carol L Brown

Carol L. Brown, 70 of Ladysmith, died Wednesday, March 27, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.  She is survived by her husband Ken, 2 daughters, Kate Laier of Hayward and Sarah Steeber of Centuria, 2 Grandchildren and 1 brother, Carl Brucek.

Funeral Services for Carol Brown will be held on Tuesday, April 2, at 11 AM at the Congregational UCC Church in Ladysmith with Pastor David Boles officiating.  Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.  Friends may call on Monday, April 1st at the Nash-Jackan Funeral Home in Ladysmith from 4 PM to 8 PM and again on Tuesday morning at the church for an hour prior to the service.  In Lieu of Flowers, memorials may be directed to the Rusk County Animal Shelter or the Rusk County Retired Teachers Association.

Stanley Nitek Jr.

Stanley Nitek Jr., 75 of Holcombe, died on Sunday, March 24, at Care and Rehab-Ladysmith.  He is survived by 3 sons, Frank and Randy both of Bruce, and Dustin of Holcombe.  2 step-children, Christopher Van Treese and Laurie Franks, both of Florida. 2 grandchildren and 5 step-grandchildren, 2 brothers, Fred and James, Sr. both of Conrath. I sister, Rose Soltis of Glen Flora. 

A visitation for Stanley Nitek, Jr. will be held from 10:00 AM until 12:00 Noon on Saturday, April 13, at Nash-Jackan Funeral Home in Ladysmith.

Jeffery R. Fillion Sr.

Jeffery R. Fillion, Sr., 59 of Ladysmith died Friday, March 15, in Eau Claire.  He is survived by 3 children, Jeffery R. Fillion Jr. of Oregon, WI., Jennifer M. Fillion of Waunakee and Joshua K. Fillion of Evansville, WI.  2 Grandchildren, 3 sisters, Nelva J. King of Wisconsin Dells, Wallis L. Roberts of Fitchburg, WI., and Grace M. Brockman of Arena, WI.

A memorial service for Jeffery R. Fillion, Sr. will be held on Saturday, March 30, at 2 PM at the Nash-Jackan Funeral Home in Ladysmith with Rev. David Smith officiating.  Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.  An hour of memorial visitation will be held on Saturday at the funeral home from 1 PM until the time of the service. 

DeWayne S. Steckel

Dewayne S. Steckel, 87 of Tony, died on Thursday, March 21, at his home.  He is survived by his 4 children, Mark of Ladysmith, Paula Johnson of Edgar, Rick of Ladysmith and Karen Yturralde of Camarillo, CA., 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters, Ellen Rohwer of Sutherland, IA and Mary Jane Evans of San Diego, CA.

A visitation for DeWayne Steckel will be held at Nash-Jackan Funeral Home in Ladysmith on Saturday, April 6th, from Noon to 4 PM followed with a 4 PM Masonic Memorial and military honors by the Ladysmith Veterans Association. 

Marilyn F. Krisik

Marilyn F. Krisik, 93 of Ladysmith, died on Sunday, March 24, at Care & Rehab-Ladysmith.  She is survived by 1 son, Doug Krisik of Ladysmith, 2 granddaughters and 2 great-grandchildren, 1 sister, Joan Pearson of Ingram, numerous nieces and nephews and their families.

A Celebration life for Marilyn Krisik will be held in the Summer when the Woodward family gathers for a reunion.  Nash-Jackan Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements.

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