Obituaries

Barbara M. Likely, age 74, of Tomah, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully Monday, April 3, 2017, at the Pine View Care Center in Black River Falls, WI.


Memorial Services will be held Monday, April 10, 2017, 11:00 a.m. at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Tomah. Pastor Mark Benning will officiate. Burial will follow in the La Grange Cemetery. Family and friends are invited for visitation Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation. The Torkelson Funeral Home of Tomah is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences are available at www.torkelsonfuneralhome.com.

Susan “Susie” M. (Felker) Gerke, age 46, of Tomah, Wisconsin, passed away Wednesday, April 05, 2017, at her home after a courageous lifelong battle.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 11, 2016, 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tomah. The Pastors of St. Paul Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be held at a later date. Family and friends are invited for visitation Monday, April 10, 2017, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Torkelson Funeral Home in Tomah. Family and friends are also invited for visitation Tuesday 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. Online condolences are available at www.torkelsonfuneralhome.com.

Melva Sagen, age 94, of Pigeon Falls, died on Monday, April 3, 2017 in the Pigeon Falls Health Care Center in Pigeon Falls.

Memorial services will be held on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in Peace Lutheran of Pigeon Falls with burial in the Pigeon Creek Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery both in Pigeon Falls. Friends may call one hour prior to the service.

The Jack Funeral Home in Whitehall is assisting the family with arrangements.

Frieda A. Ponterio, 96, of Melrose, died Saturday, April 1, 2017, at Onalaska Care Center.


A funeral mass followed by military honors will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 8, 2017, at St. Kevin’s Catholic Church in Melrose. Private burial will be held at a later date. A visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., Friday, at Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Home, (Jostad Chapel), West Salem, and from 10 a.m. until the time of mass Saturday at the church. A complete obituary will follow.

Robert “Bob” A. Johnston, 82, Galesville, WI/Encinitas, CA, spouse of Susan (Engebretson) Johnston, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, WI.


A Celebration of Life and private burial will be held at a later date.
In accordance to the family’s wishes, they prefer no flowers to be sent.
Torgerson Funeral Home of Black River Falls, WI, is assisting the family with arrangements.