Obituaries

Jean Ann Schmitt, 78, of Mondovi died on Saturday, February 4, 2017, at American Lutheran Home in Mondovi.

Jean was born on June 17, 1938, in Arcadia to Joseph W. and Frances (Tomsen) Patzner Sr.
On June 13, 1959, Jean married Russell J. Schmitt at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Arcadia. Jean worked at the Flour City Packaging for many years. Jean was a hard worker, loved spending time with Russell, her dog: Roxy, family and friends, and working in her flower garden.
Jean is survived by her brother: Joseph “Sonny” (Marian) Patzner Jr. of Eleva; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband: Russell; her parents; and her sisters: Theresa (in infancy), Maureen Bork, Betty Klink and Donna Soppa.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at 11:00 AM at Holy Family Parish with Rev. Sebastian Kolodziejczyk officiating.

Jerome James Waldera, 63, of Arcadia, WI, died on Friday, February 3, 2017, at his home.

Jerome was born on September 21, 1953, in Arcadia, WI, to Joseph and Veronica (Shepherd) Waldera. On May 15,1976, Jerome married Bernadine Slabik at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Independence, WI.
Jerome farmed until 1991. He then worked at Ashley Furniture as a forklift operator until his retirement in 2016. Jerome was a great husband, father, and brother. Jerome was very kind man and a hard worker. Jerome enjoyed spending time with his family, friends, and co-workers.
Jerome is survived by his wife: Bernadine Waldera of Arcadia; his children: Toni (Eric) Sonsalla, Jennifer Waldera, Natalie (Patrick) Byrnes; brother: Joseph (Patti) Waldera Jr. of Virginia; sisters: Alice (Dennis) Knudsen of Virginia, Darlene (Joseph) Gamoke of Arcadia; 3 grandchildren: Chandler, Whitney, Payton. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A Visitation will be held at Wozney-Killian Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, from 4:00 p.m.

Joanne Athetha Pleuss, 71, of Tomah passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at her home after a battle with Colon Cancer.

A Prayer Service will be held on Monday, February 20. 2017 at 7:00 P.M. Robert Streeter will officiate.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday, February 20, 2017 from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, 801 E. Monowau St. Tomah. Burial will be at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to www.sonnenburgfamilyfh.com

George W. Lundy, 90, Sparta, passed away at his home on February 11, 2017.


A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 17, 2017 at United Methodist Church, Sparta, with Reverend Rey Diaz officiating. Burial with full military honors provided by VFW Post 2112 and American Legion Post 100 will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Sparta.
Family and friends are invited to call from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., with a 7:30 p.m. Masonic service, on Thursday at Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, and from 9:30 a.m. until time of services on Friday at the church. Memorials may be directed to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or The Sparta American Legion. Online condolences may be offered at www.schanhoferfh.com
The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

Norbert Emil Ziegler


Birth date- 09-04-1939
Death date- 02-05-2017
Celebration of Life date is - Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
Location- Centerville Curling Club
Address- W24854 WI-54, Galesville, WI 54630
Visitation Time-3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.