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Ellen N. Cronk

Ellen N. Cronk, 73, of Ladysmith, died on Sunday, April 9th, at Ladysmith Care and Rehab.  She is survived by her caregiver and close friend, Julie Reinaas of Ladysmith, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, April 12th, at the First Church of Christ in Ladysmith with Pastor Brian Chitwood officiating.  Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Ladysmith.  Friends may call on Wednesday morning from 9:30 AM until the time of services at the church.  Nash-Jackan Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements.


Marlene Mae Nikkila

Marlene Mae Nikkila, 60 of Ladysmith passed away on Saturday, April 8th at her home.  She is survived by her husband, Mike, 2 daughters, Melissa Dragovich of Phillips, and Stacey Silvernale of Gilman, 7 grandchildren, 2 sisters, Susan Peters of Cornell and Judy Bruce of Ladysmith, 2 brothers, Robert Schneiderwent of Brillion and Dennis Schneiderwent of Superior, nieces, nephews and extended family.

There will be a private family memorial for Marlene Nikkila at a later date.  Nash-Jackan Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.



Phyllis J. Gerber

Phyllis J. Gerber, 91 of Exland, died on Sunday, April 9th at the Ladysmith Care Community.  She is survived by 7 children, Jerry of Rice Lake, Terry of Cameron, Susan of Eau Claire, Ernest of Bruce, Alan of Radisson, Holly Barnes of Hayward, Kathleen Pearson of East Greenwich, RI., 20 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services for Phyllis Gerber will be held on Thursday, April 13th, at 11 AM at The First Lutheran Church in Exland.  Phyllis was baptized, confirmed and married in that Church.  She is believed to be the last living member of the original founding families.  It was the last wish Phyllis had to have her Funeral there.  Due to seating capacity restrictions, Funeral services will be held for immediate family members only.  A Celebration of Life and a community visitation will be held at Nathaniel Lutheran Church in Bruce on Wednesday, April 12th from 4 PM until 7 PM.

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS: Memorials may be sent to The First Lutheran Church in Exland.  Nash-Jackan Funeral Home of Bruce is assisting with the arrangements.

Deanna Jean Marie “DIANE” Koehler

Deanna Jean Marie “DIANE” Koehler, 78, of Eau Claire, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 7th at The Dove Healthcare – West in Eau Claire.  She is survived by 3 sons and 1 daughter, Jeffrey, Douglas, Dennis and Kimberly, 9 grandchildren, 2 sisters, 5 brothers, 1 sister-in-law, 2 brother in laws and all their spouses as well as children and grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Diane Koehler will be held on Wednesday, April 12th, at 11 AM at SS Peter and Paul Church in Weyerhaeuser with Fr. Inna Pothireddy and Deacon Tom Fuhrmann Officiating. The Koehler Family will receive friends at the Nash-Jackan Funeral Home in Bruce on Tuesday from 4 PM until 7 PM and also at the Church on Wednesday for an hour prior to the Mass.  A private burial will take place on Thursday at 10 AM at the SS. Peter and Paul Church Cemetery.

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS;  Memorials in the name of Deanna Jean Marie Koehler are requested for the SS. Peter and Paul Church in Weyerhaeuser or the HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospice in Chippewa Falls.

Nevin A. Zezza

Nevin A. Zezza, 78, of Ladysmith, died on Thursday, April 6th, at The Rusk County Memorial Hospital.  He is survived by his wife, Shirley Keach, 2 daughters, Mary Margaret Zezza, Kathy Jo Zezza of Minneapolis, 2 stepsons, Scott Keach of Shawnee, KS., Christopher Keach of Ladysmith, 4 grandsons, 1 grand-daughter, 5 great-grandchildren, and 6 step-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Nevin Zezza will be held on Tuesday, April 11th at 11 AM at Our Lady of Sorrows Church with Fr. Inna Pothireddy officiating.  The Zezza family will receive friends at the Nash-Jackan Funeral Home in Ladysmith on Monday after 4 PM where there will be a Scripture Service at 6:30 PM followed by a Knights of Columbus Rosary Service.  There will also be an hour of visitation at the Church on Tuesday prior to service time.

Dolores L. Anderson

Dolores L. Anderson, 88, of Conrath, died on Saturday, April 1st, at her home.  She is survived by 1 daughter, Sherry Kuc of Conrath, 4 sons, Alan and James of Holly Ridge, NC., Raymond of Cedar Grove and Clair of Sand Creek, 34 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren, 3 sisters, Helen Anderson and Martha Zahrones both of Ladysmith and Pauline Kuznar of Rice Lake, 2 brothers, Michael Moskal of Branchville, SC., and Robert Moskal of Ladysmith.

Memorial services for Dolores Anderson will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, April 6th at Nash-Jackasn Funeral Home in Ladysmith with Deacon Robert Rosolowski officiating.  Dolores’ family will recieve friends on Wednesday, April 5th from 4 PM until 7 PM a the Funeral Home and again on Thursday for an hour prior to service time.

Nalmer G. “Nal” Nelson

Nalmer G. “Nal” Nelson, 62, of Ladysmith, died on Wednesday, March 22nd, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, He is survived by 3 brothers, Jerry, Clarence and Jim, 1 sister, Arlene, his biological daughter Candace and special friend Pam.

A Memorial service for Nalmer Nelson will be held at 11 AM on Friday, April 7th, at Nash-Jackan Funeral Home in Ladysmith with Deacon Doug Sorenson officiaiting.  Visitation for family and friends will be from 10 AM until service time on Friday at the Funeral Home.  In Lieu of flowers. memorials are preferred to the Nelson family.

Timothy L. Ling

Timothy L. Ling, 61, passed away Thursday, March 30 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.  He is survived by his parents, Lavern and Wilma Ling of Meridian, ID., wife, Valeria of Chippewa Falls, sons, Tim (Tamara) Ling of Bloomer and Adam (Sirichan) Ling of Chippewa Falls, brother, Steven Ling of Meridian, ID., sisters, Faith (Gary) Dallum of Dallas TX., and Joy Ling of meridian, ID., 5 grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 8, at 1 PM at the Bloomer Baptist Church with Pastor Wayne North officiating.  Friends may call from 12 PM until the time of service at the church.  Olson Funeral home in Bloomer is assisting the family.  Online condolences may be expressed at

Patsy L. Collins

Patsy L. Collins, 66, of Ladysmith died on Sunday, March 26th at her home. She is survived by: 2 sons William Philip Stanke Jr. of Prentice and Timothy Paul Stanke of Phillips, 1 daughter Victoria Lynn Stanke of Bruce, 6 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, 2 brothers Ralph Collins of Montana and Michael Bacholl of Wisconsin, and 1 sister Candy Sankey of Arizona.

Funeral services for Patsy Collins will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, April 8th at Heindl Funeral Home in Phillips with Pastor Jerry Sellers officiating. Patsy’s family will receive friends from 9:00AM until service time on Saturday at the Funeral Home in Phillips. Nash-Jackan Funeral Home is assisting the family locally.

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