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Gerard Jiskra

Gerard Jiskra, 59, died at his home in Sheldon on Monday, April 24th.  He is survived by, 3 brothers and 1 sister, Tom of Tony, Ed of Sheldon, Ben of Bruce and Patty Olson of Ladysmith.  Special friend Heidi Williams, Little Buddy Quentin Zach, nieces, nephews, and their families.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Gerard Jiskra will be held on Saturday, April 29th at 11 AM at St. John’s Catholic Church in Sheldon with Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 PM on Friday, at the Nash-Jackan Funeral Home in Ladysmith where there will be a Scripture Service at 7 PM.  There will also be an hour of visitation at the Church on Saturday prior to the Mass.

Shirley M. Carlson

Shirley M. Carlson, 84, of Bruce, died on Sunday, April 23rd, at the Ladysmith Care and Rehabilitation Center.  She is survived by 2 daughters and 2 sons, Bonnie Pospisil of Bruce, Don of Glen Flora, Penny Panzer of Delavan, and Mike of Nekoosa, 7 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, 1 brother, Gary Erke of Pewaukee.

The Carlson Family will receive friends on Saturday, May 6th, at the Nash-Jackan Funeral Home in Bruce from 10 AM until Noon. Burial will be in St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Tony.


Bill W. Grunseth

Bill W. Grunseth, 70, of Gilman, passed away on Wednesday, April 19th.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Eileen; 2 daughters Rebecca (Chris) Pritzl of Kenosha and Jennifer (Doug) Thompson of Chippewa Falls; 1 son Nick (Britny) of Eau Claire; four grandchildren Jacob and Elizabeth Thompson and Emmett and Lara Grunseth; two brothers Bob (Pat) of Tony and Tim (Josie) of National City, CA; three sisters Glenda Finstad of Gordon, Sandy (Sherman) Martell of New Berlin, and Patti (Neal) Grunseth-Petersen of Watertown; mother-in-law Charlotte Siemek of Gilman; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

Services will be held at 11:00am Thursday, April 27th at Zion Lutheran Church-Gilman with Rev. Dr. Gary Paul officiating. Burial will follow at Meadowbrook Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00pm to 8:00pm Wednesday, April 26th at the Gilman Funeral Home and Thursday from 10:00 to 11:00am at church.

John Thomas Paulson

John Thomas Paulson, 72, Glen Flora, died on Tuesday, April 18th, at the Flambeau Hospital, Park Falls.  He is survived by his 3 children, Jennell (Louis) Collins of Phillips, Jodi Long of Clearwater, Fla, and Jonathon (Rebecca) Paulson of Kewaunee, 9 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchildren, 1 brother, Dan (Linda) Paulson, Ocotillo, Ca., and many nieces and nephews.

No service is being planned at this time.  A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.  The Heindl Funeral Home, Phillips, is in charge of the arrangements.  Online condolences may be expressed at

Robert W. Sayre, Sr.

Robert W. Sayre, Sr., 54, of Ladysmith died Friday, April 7th at Rusk County Memorial Hospital.

He is survived by 4 children: Robert Sayre, II of Chippewa Falls, Jessica Clark of Rice Lake, Justin Sayre of Bloomer, James Sayre of Kentucky, and Step-daughter Misty Tolbert of Alabama. He was also survived by 11 grandchildren, 3 brothers and 2 sisters: Billy of Chicago, Donald of Cameron, Patricia Hendrix of Indiana, Lori Pulida of Chicago, and Mark of Birmingham, Alabama; and his Fiancee Betty Graham of Ladysmith.

A celebration of life for Robert Sayre, Sr. will be held on May 27th, 2017. Nash-Jackan Funeral Home of Ladysmith is assisting with the arrangements.

Robert D. Titera

Robert D. Titera, 71, of Ladysmith, died on Monday, April 17th at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.  He is survived by his wife Kathy and 5 children, Robert Titera of Bruce, Heather Van Doorn of Glen Flora, Desiree McAllister of Phoenix, AZ., Heather Moses of Chandler, AZ. Brandon Harmon of Carver, MN., 13 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren, a sister, Sharon Rogers and a sister in law, Irene Titera.

A Celebration of The Life of Bob Titera will be held on Friday, May 12th, at 12 Noon at Nash-Jackan Funeral Home in Ladysmith with Truman Stricklen officiating.  The Titera Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home from 10 AM until service time.   Nash-Jackan Funeral Home of Ladysmith is assisting with the arrangements.

Dolores Koloske

Dolores Koloske, 86, died in Milwaukee on Saturday, April 8th.  She is survived by 2 daughters and 1 son.  Linda D’Agostino of Gurnee,IL., Jill of Las Vegas, Jim of Franklin, 3 grandchildren, 2 brothers, 1 sister and 1 sister-in-law, David Cornelissen, Michael Cornelissen, Sharon Gostovich, and Julie Cornelissen.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 23rd, at the Krause Funeral Home at 7001 West Brown Deer Road in Milwaukee, from 1-4 PM.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, April 25th, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Tony at 11 AM.  Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.  The Koloske Family will receive friends at the church on Tuesday for an hour prior to the Mass.  Nash-Jackan Funeral of Ladysmith is assisting with the arrangements.


Joann Flater

Our Hearts are full of gratitude when we say Thank You to family and friends for all the prayers, support and sympathy during this difficult time.

A Reminder to Please Join Us for a Celebration of Life for Joann Flater at Flater’s Resort on Sat. April 29th.  The Service will begin at 2 PM on the Point.  Food and refreshments to follow.  We look forward to sharing your memories with us!  Tubby and the family of Joann Flater

Valda H. Mathias

Valda H. Mathias, 79, of Bruce, died on Tuesday, April 11th at Rusk County Memorial Hospital.  She is survived by he husband, Charles, 1 son, Brian Mathias of Milwaukee, 1 daughter, Debbie De La Rosa of Iron Mountain, MI.  7 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild, 4 brothers and 1 sister, Lawrence Bryant of Bruce, Al Bryant of MN., Melvin Bryant of AZ., Pat Holland of Rockford, IL., and Kenny Bryant of Tony.

Memorial services for Valda Mathias will be held at 11 AM on Monday, April 17th, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Ladysmith with Rev. Craig Zandi officiating.  Valda’s family will receive friends from 9:30 AM until service time on Monday at the Church.  Nash-Jackan Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements.

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