Obituaries

Laurene O. Gebczyk, age 91, of Tomah, Wisconsin, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017, at the Mayo Healthcare Center in Sparta, Wisconsin.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, May 20, 2017, 11:00 a.m. at the Torkelson Funeral Home in Tomah, Wisconsin. Family and friends are invited for visitation Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Tomah Public Library. The Torkelson Funeral Home of Tomah is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences are available at www.torkelsonfuneralhome.com.

Donald H. Jacobson, 90 of Tomah and formerly of Blair, WI, died Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Close to Home, Tomah.

A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 1:00 P.M. at First Lutheran Church, 419 S. Urberg Street, Blair, WI. Pastor Ron Christensen will officiate. Burial will be in the Rest Haven Cemetery, Relatives and friends are invited for a time of visitation on Tuesday at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, 801 E. Monowau Street, Tomah from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. and at the church on Wednesday from 12:00 Noon until the time of the services. Online condolences may be given at www.sonnenburgfamilyfh.com

Willard E. Hart, 89, of Black River Falls passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Gunderson Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 11:00 AM Little Norway Lutheran Church Black River Falls, Wisconsin
Reverend Denise Anderson will be officiating. Burial will follow service at church cemetery.
Family and friends are invited for visitation Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 5 PM to 7 PM at Torgerson Funeral Home Black River Falls. Visitation will also be held at Little Norway Lutheran Church one hour prior to service.
Torgerson funeral home of Black River Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.

Edith E Witt, 85, of Ontario, died Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Morrow Memorial Home Sparta.

A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, April 24, 2017, 11:00 A.M. at St. Matthew Ev. Lutheran, South

Ridge, 25525 Hwy P Ontario. Pastor William King will officiate. Burial will be in the South Ridge Lutheran Cemetery.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at St. Matthew Ev. Lutheran Church, and Monday at the church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service.
The Smith-Nelson Funeral Home of Wilton is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.sonnenburgfamilyfh.com

Duane Dale Bieneck passed away surrounded by his family on April 20, 2017, rejoining forever his best friend and loving wife Cathy (Schleifer).

Duane was born on September 22, 1956 in Neillsville, Wisconsin, the son of Ernest Paul Bieneck and Adeline Louella (Sternitzky). He attended St. John’s Lutheran elementary school and graduated from Neillsville High School in 1974. After high school he worked at Edlen Cranberry Company, Struensee Concrete and Tesmer Construction before beginning what was a long a productive career at Northern Auto Parts/Car Quest in 1980. He would spend the next 37 years as an auto parts salesman and retired in 2014.

Duane was united in marriage to Cathy Schleifer on September 16, 1978 at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Neillsville. Together they enjoyed 32 years of camping, fishing, deer hunting, making sausage, smoked meats and wine and spending time on their hobby farm with their nieces, nephews and families.