Obituaries

Penny Louise Elmore, 54, of Black River Falls, WI, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017, at home in Black River Falls.


Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Black River Falls United Methodist Church with Pastor Kathleen Jury officiating.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Buswell Funeral Home in Black River Falls and again from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church on Thursday.
Buswell Funeral Home (715-284-2231) is assisting the family with arrangements.

Jacob Thomas Sawyer, 29, of Melrose, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse.


Memorial services will be at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 15, 2017, at the Melrose United Methodist Church. A private burial will be held at a later date. A visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until the time of service Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred and will be given to organizations that Jacob loved. A complete obituary will follow. Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Homes and Crematory, Jostad Chapel, West Salem, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent at www.jandtfredrickson.com.

David D. Jones, 63, of Sparta, died Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at his home.

He was born April 19, 1953 to Dwain “Spike” and Betty (Mossholder) Jones in Sparta.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 15, at the Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, with Rev. Rey Diaz officiating. A private family burial will be held.

Family and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Saturday, from 1 p.m. until the time of services. Online condolences may be sent to the Jones family at www.schanhoferfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 ; United Methodist Church, Sparta, 210 N. Court St. Sparta, WI, 54656; and the Morrow Memorial Home, 331 S. Water St. Sparta, WI, 54656.

The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Diane R. Chase, 82 of Tomah passes away on Saturday, April 08, 2017 at her home.

Funeral services are pending. The Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, Tomah is assisting the family with arrangements.

Bonita” Bonnie” B. Potter, 86, of Foster, WI, passed away Friday, April 7, 2017, at Mayo Clinic Health System-Oakridge, Osseo, WI.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 2:00 p.m., at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Foster, WI. Reverend Dale Horner will be officiating. Burial will be held at a later date.

Family and friends are invited for visitation Monday, April 10, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Schiefelbein Funeral Home, Osseo.

Family and friends are also invited for visitation Tuesday, from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the funeral at the church.

Schiefelbein Funeral Home of Osseo is assisting the family with arrangements