Obituaries

Elaine Lambert, age 90, of Sparta, Wisconsin, passed away Thursday, June 08, 2017, at Rolling Hills Rehabilitation Center.


Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sparta. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Family and friends are invited for visitation Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church. The Torkelson Page-Smith Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences are available at www.torkelsonfuneralhome.com.

James C. Hovre, age 88, of rural Ettrick, died on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 in his home.

Arrangements are pending with the Jack Funeral Home in Blair.

Erma M. Leis, 88, of Sparta, died Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health System, La Crosse.


A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, with Father Keith Kitzhaber officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, Sparta.
Family and friends may call from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home and from noon until time of services on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142 Memphis, TN 38101. Online condolences may be offered at www.schanhoferfh.com
The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

Bruce Allen Smith, of Black River Falls, WI, age 72, passed away June 5, 2017 at home in Black River Falls.

Funeral services will be held 12:00 noon, Thursday, June 8, 2017, at Blackdeer Homestead in rural Black River Falls with Roger Littlegeorge officiating. Burial will follow in Blackdeer Homestead Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Buswell Funeral Home (106 S. 2nd Street, Black River Falls) and again from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at Blackdeer Homestead on Thursday.

Buswell Funeral Home (715-284-2231) is assisting the family with arrangements.

Harlan L. Jerome, 86, of Sparta, passed away with family by his side on Monday, June 5, 2017 at Rolling Hills Rehabilitation Center, Sparta.


A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 9, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Sparta, with Rev. Mark Kvale officiating. Burial will follow in Burns Cemetery, rural Bangor.
Family and friends are invited to call at the Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home on Thursday, from 4-8 p.m. and at the church on Friday, from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Online condolences may be offered to the Jerome family at www.schanhoferfh.com.
The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.