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Obituaries

Charles W. Thatcher

Charles W. Thatcher, 86 of Hawkins, died on Sunday, March 24, at Ladysmith Care Community.  He is survived by 2 sisters, Doris Crabb of Tony and Mary Pruitt of Georgia, numerous nieces and nephews and their families.

Charles Thatcher will be buried with full military honors at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner at 12:00 Noon on Thursday, March 28.  Nash-Jackan Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements.

Andy Gajewski

Andy Gajewski, 70 of Exland, died Monday, March 18, at his home.  He is survived by his wife Jean, 2 sons, Andrew and Daniel, 1 daughter, Cheryl, his grandchildren, 1 sister, Gail Meyers, nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass for Andy Gajewski will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, April 3rd, at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Ladysmith.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 2nd after 4 PM at Nash-Jackan Funeral Home in Ladysmith and again on Wednesday at the church an hour prior to the service.

Orville M. Krings

Orville M. Krings, 92 of Hawkins, died on Tuesday, March 19, at Marshfield Medical Center-Eau Claire.  He is survived by his wife Helen, 4 sons, Dale of Ladysmith, Randy of Hawkins, Rod of Holmen and Brian of Byron, MN., 15 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers, Elgin of Mountain, Ricky of Watertown and Kenneth of Brooklyn Park, MN., 1 sister, Viola “Tootsie” Dost of Hawkins.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Orville Krings will be held at 11 AM on Friday, March 22, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hawkins with Fr. Dave Oberts and Deacon Craig Voldberg officiating.  Visitation will be from 9 AM until service time on Friday at the Church.  Burial with Military Honors will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Hawkins in the Spring.  Nash-Jackan Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements. 

Robert D. Gunderson Jr.

Robert D. Gunderson Jr. “Gunner”, 87 of Hawkins, died on Thursday, March 14, at the Ladysmith Nursing Home.  Robert is survived by his wife Lois, 1 daughter, Jackie Buchholz of Bruce, 2 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson.

A Memorial service for Robert Gunderson will be held at 6 PM on Wednesday, March 20 at Nash-Jackan Funeral Home in Ladysmith with Deacon Craig Voldberg officiating.  Visitation will be from 4 until 6 PM on Wednesday at the funeral home.  Burial with Military Honors will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Hawkins in the Spring.

Lawrence E. Austin, Jr.

Lawrence E. Austin, Jr. 82 of Ladysmith, died Wednesday evening March 13, at his home.  He is survived by 6 children, Anthony Austin of Sheldon, Teresa Lemon, Cecil Austin, Amanda Smith, Sonia Austin and Malia Alexander all of Ladysmith.  13 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and sister Gloria Austin of Cornell.

A Memorial service for Lawrence Austin, Jr. will be held on Thursday, March 21, at 2 PM at the Nash-Jackan Funeral Home in Ladysmith with Cliff Koehler officiating.  Friends may call on Thursday for an hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Anthony J. Cynor

Anthony J. Cynor, 52 of Sheldon, died on Tuesday, March 12, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.  He is survived by 1 brother, Phillip G. Cynor of Sheldon, 2 sisters, Georgiana Cynor-Fischer of Phillips and Theresa Cynor of Holcombe, 3 nephews and 5 great-nieces and nephews, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Anthony Cynor will be held at 11 AM on Sunday, March 23, at St John’s Catholic Church in Sheldon with Fr. Madanu Lourdu Raju officiating.  Visitation will be from 4-8 PM on Friday, March 22 at Nash-Jackan Funeral Home in Ladysmith where a Scripture Service will be held at 6 PM.  There will also be an hour of visitation from 10 AM until service time on Saturday at the church.

Harold A. “Bud” Monson

Harold A. “Bud” Monson, 92, of Jump River passed away on March 11, at Ladysmith Care and Rehab.  Harold is survived by his four children, daughter Teresa (Scott) Day, three sons, Dennis (Eileen) Monson and Lawrence (Carol) Monson all of Jump River and Ronald (Kara) Monson of Alameda, California, 8 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one on the way.

Funeral services will be at 11 AM on Saturday, March 16, at the Christ Community Church in Jump River with Rev. Joey Olsen officiating with burial to follow in Mount Nebo Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4-8 PM on Friday at the Gilman Funeral Home and Saturday morning one hour prior to services at the church.  Plombon Funeral Service-Gilman assisted the family with arrangements.

La Vonne M. “Vonnie” Rydlund

La Vonne M. “Vonnie” Rydlund, 71 of Ladysmith, died on Sunday, March 10, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.  She is survived by 1 daughter, Carrie Abbiehl of Ladysmith, 1 son, Dan Rydlund of Ladysmith, 5 grandchildren, 2 sisters, Luanne Witt of Holcombe and Lori Johnson of Elk Mound, countless nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A celebration of Life and mass for Vonnie Rydlund will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, March 14, at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Ladysmith with Fr. Inna Pothireddy officiating.  Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Ladysmith.  Visitation will be held from 4 until 6:30 PM on Wednesday, March 13 at Nash-Jackan Funeral Home in Ladysmith with a scripture service and rosary beginning at 6:30 PM.  There will also be an hour of visitation on Thursday from 10 AM until service time at Our Lady of Sorrows.

James W. Meyer, Sr

James W. Meyer, Sr, 83, of Ladysmith, died on Friday, March 1, at his winter home in Florence, AZ.  He is survived by his wife Patricia, 2 daughters, Sherry Galetka and Darla Dernovsek, 2 sons, James, Jr. and Christopher, 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters, Shirley Williams and Marian Mallo.

Funeral services for James Meyer will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, March 9 at the Congregational UCC Church in Ladysmith with Rev. David Bowles officiating.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Sheldon.  Visitation will be held from 4 PM until 7 PM on Friday, March 8 at the Congregation UCC Church and again on Saturday for an hour prior to service time at the Church.  Nash-Jackan Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements.

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