Obituaries

Charlotte “Chotz” Jane (Nash) Knutson, age 86, of Tomah, WI, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Liberty Village surrounded by the loving care of her family.


Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 11:00 a.m. at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Tomah. Pastor David Dahl will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Tomah, WI. Family and friends are invited for visitation Tuesday, March 21, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Torkelson Funeral Home in Tomah. Family and friends are also invited for visitation Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church. The Torkelson Funeral Home of Tomah is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials may be given to the Tomah Hospice Touch. Online condolences are available at www.torkelsonfuneralhome.com.

Robert Dimeck, age 72, of Tomah, Wisconsin, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at the Gundersen Medical Center in La Crosse, WI.


A time for visitation will be held Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the Torkelson Funeral Home in Tomah. The Torkelson Funeral Home of Tomah is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences are available at www.torkelsonfuneralhome.com.

Joan M. Kotlarz, 81 of Augusta, WI and formerly of Arcadia, WI died on Friday, March 17, 2017, in the Township of Washington, Eau Claire County, WI.

Joan was born on April 7, 1935, in Arcadia to Marvel “Nipsy” and Minnie (Schwertel) Schaefer.
Joan married Edwin “Bud” Kotlarz, on June 29, 1957, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Arcadia. She was a home maker.
Joan is survived by her children: Ann (Robert) Greenwold of Arcadia, Sandra (Mike) Berg of Lancaster, WI, Sally (Rick) Claflin of Eau Claire, Cheryl (Jim) Wilson of Eau Claire, Dale Kotlarz, Ronald Kotlarz, Randy (Sue) Kotlarz, Timothy (Debbie) Kotlarz, Paul (Michelle) Kotlarz all of Independence, Karl Kotlarz of Whitehall, Daniel (Debbie) Kotlarz of Iowa, Kerry (Diane) Helgeson of Eau Claire; sisters: (twin sister) Janice (Alosyzy) Saverinski of Independence and Barbara (Peter) Kupka of Arcadia. 28 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband: Bud on March 22, 2004; sons: Allen and Kurt Schaefer; brothers: Robert, Marcel and Raymond Schaefer; sister: Darlene Giemza.

Kathy J. Lastinger, 62 of Smithville, TN and formerly of Tomah, passed away on February 28, 2017 in Smithville, TN at home surrounded by her loving family.


A Memorial Service will be held on Sat. March 25, 2017, 11:00 A.M at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, 801 E. Monowau Street, Tomah. Pastor Daren DeFord will officiate. Inurnment will take place at a later date in the Brookside Cemetery, Millston. Relatives and friends are invited for a time of visitation on Sat at the funeral home from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service. Online condolences may be given at www.sonnenburgfamilyfh.com

Dawn Knowlton, age 51, of Arcadia died Monday March 13, 2017, in her home.


Friends may call on Saturday March 18, 2017, at Bethel Lutheran Church from
12:00 PM until 2:00 PM. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday March 18, 2017, at Bethel Lutheran Church rural Arcadia, WI Rev. John Cox will officiate. Burial will be at a later date. Wozney-Killian Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.