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Lawrence Allison “Bing” Wang

Lawrence Allison “Bing” Wang, 86 of Kennan, died at his home on Monday, January 21.  He is survived by his wife, Connie, by seven children, Linda Fromolz, Moses Lake, WA., Mike (Delores) Fromolz, Kennan, Donna (Rich) Reinemann, Phillips, Charles (Robyn) Fromolz, Phillips, Rebecca (Randy) Goodrich, Tomahawk, Tammy Wang (Mark Becker), Phillips, and Suzy (Darrin) Franz, Phillips, by 13 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren, and by 2 sisters, Doris (Ron) Christian, Randolph, WI., and Marge Kraemer, Imperial, MO.

Memorial Services will be held at 2:30 PM on Saturday, January 26th, at the Heindl Funeral Home in Phillips with Father Gerald Hagen of Saint Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church officiating.  Military Honors will be conducted by the Southern Price County V.F.W. Post No. 8491 and the Neilson Winter American Post No. 362.  Friends may call at the Heindle Funeral Home in Phillips on Saturday from 1 PM until the time of services at 2:30 PM.  Inurnment will be in the Kennan Cemetery in Kennan.  Online condolences may be expressed at

The Heindle Funeral Home in Phillips is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

Bonietta J. (Pieper) Bruner

Bonietta J. (Pieper) Bruner, 85 of Ladysmith, died Tuesday, January 22, at her home.  She is survived by 3 daughters, Geneva Hanson, of Marinnete, WI., Janet Kenter of Missoula, Montana, and Paula Capacio of Cambridge, WI., 2 sisters, Iona Hayter of Sparta, and Mercill Crouch of Fern Park, FL., 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services for Bonietta Bruner will be Saturday, February 2, at 11 AM at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Ladysmith with Rev. Craig Zandi officiating.  Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.  Friends may call on Friday, February 1, from 4 PM to 7 PM at the Nash-Jackan Funeral Home in Ladysmith and again on Saturday morning from 9 AM until the time of the service at the church.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church, the Women with Courage Foundation, Hope Hospice or the charity of one’s choice. 

Deanna L. Vacho

Deanna L. Vacho, 71 of Ladysmith, died on Sunday, January 20, at her home.  She is survived by her husband, Daniel, 2 sons, Daniel of Ladysmith, and Peter of York, South Carolina, 7 grandchildren, 1 sister, Jean Pegram, 2 brothers, Nick and Jim Weber.

Memorial mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, January 26th, at Our Lady of Sorrows Church where visitation will be from 9-11 AM.  In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one of the following organizations, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Wounded Warriors Project, or the Rusk County Animal Shelter.  Nash-Jackan Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements.

Susan Kaye Fredrick

Susan Kaye Fredrick, 64, passed away at home on January 20, in Ladysmith, after her 17 month battle with cancer.  She is survived by Jeff, her partner of 10 years, her three children, Dawson, Tammy and Felicia, her eight grandchildren, her sister, Katherine Niessen and brother, Lorne Nordahl, and many cherished nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the Rusk County Lighthouse in her name. 

A celebration of Life for Susan Fredrick will be held at Grandpa’s Pizza on Monday, January 28th from 1-4 PM in Ladysmith.   

Vivian I. Phetteplace

Vivian I. Phetteplace, 87 of Ladysmith, died Wednesday, January 16, at Ladysmith Care Community.  She is survived by 4 children, Duane, Katherine Silvernale, Judy Van Wey and Lisa Moreau all of Ladysmith, 14 grandchildren and 27 Great-Grandchildren, 1 sister, Jean Johnson of Bruce.

Funeral services for Vivian Phetteplace will be on Friday, January 25th, at 11 AM at the First Church of Christ in Ladysmith with Rev. Jeffrey Ahonen officiating.  Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.  Friends may call on Thursday, January 24, after 4 PM at the Nash-Jackan Funeral Home and again on Friday morning at the church for an hour prior to the service. 

Clara Belle Foster

Clara Belle Foster, 105 of Jump River passed away at Cornell Area Care Center on January 16th.  She is survived by her children, Tom (Jan) Foster of Isabella,MN., Mary (Mickey) Burton of Jump River, Dick (Dotty) Foster of St. Paul, MN., Lois (Bob) Pelto of Two Harbors, MN., a daughter in law, Phyllis Foster of Isabella, MN., 25 grandchildren, and several great and great great  grandchildren. 

Services will be at Noon on Saturday, January 19 at Jump River Community Center.  Burial will follow in Mt. Nebo Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 11 AM until time of service.  Plombon Funeral Service-Gilman assisted the family.

DeWayne A. Galetka

DeWayne A. Galetka, 75 of Ladysmith, died on Monday, January 14 at Miner Manor in Ladysmith.  He is survived by his 8 brothers and sisters, Sharon Zawistowski of Conrath, Phillip of Glen Flora, Donna Shull of East Troy, Chris Nelson of LaGrange, Sandy Brooks of Ladysmith, David of Glen Flora, Diane Forbes of Dyer, IN., and Mark of Holcombe, numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for DeWayne Galetka will be held at 12 Noon on Thursday, January 17, at Nash-Jackan Funeral Home in Ladysmith with Deacon Doug Sorenson officiating.  Burial will be at St. Anthony’s Church in Tony.  Visitation will be from 10 AM until Noon on Thursday at the Funeral Home.

Marshall L. Whitcome

Marshall L. Whitcome, 72 of Bruce, died on Saturday, January 12th, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.  He is survived by his wife Bonnie, 5 sons, Troy of North Carolina, Jason of Alaska, Billy of Hayward, Lee of Alabama and Michael of Chippewa Falls, 1 daughter, Kelly Whitcome of East Bethel, MN., 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, 1 brother, Gary of Naples, Florida, 2 sisters, Pamela Bleskachek of Altoona and Susan Looby of MN.

Funeral services for Marshall Whitcome will be held at 1 PM on Friday, January 18th, at the Bruce Federated Church with Rev. Mark Bartlett officiating.  Burial will be in the Bruce Cemetery.  Military Honors will be provided by the Bruce American Legion.  Marshall’s family will receive friends from 11 AM until service time on Friday at the church.  Nash-Jackan Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements.

Frederick J. Kotulski

Frederick J. Kotulski, 61 of Weyerhaeuser, died on Monday, January 14th, at Heritage Lakeside Nursing Home in Rice Lake.  He is survived by his mother, Katherine of Weyerhaeuser, 1 daughter, Caselyn Kotulski of Barron, 1 sister, Dawn Gonske of Rice Lake, 1 grandson, nieces and nephews.

Memorial services for Fred Kotulski will be held at 11 AM on Friday, January 18th, at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Weyerhaeuser with Deacon Tom Fuhrmann officiating.  Visitation will be held from 4 PM until 8 PM on Thursday, January 17 at Nash-Jackan Funeral Home in Bruce.  There will also be an hour of visitation on Friday at the Church beginning at 10 AM.

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