Obituaries

Thomas Kimball, 71, of Sparta, died Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at his home.


There will be a celebration of life on Saturday, August 27 from 12 noon until 3 pm at the family residence.
The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Edwin “Ed” Emil Koskovich, 79, of Bangor, WI passed away peacefully on August 24th at Bluffview Memory Care in Holmen, WI.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 27, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Bangor, with Father Douglas Robertson officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Bangor.

Family and friends are invited to call from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, at the Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta and on Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at the church. Online condolences may be offered to Ed’s family at www.schanhoferfh.com.

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

Dorothy Eva Hallingstad, 94, of La Crosse died Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Gundersen Health System, La Crosse.


A Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 30, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at the Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, with Pastor Michael Ehm officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Sparta.
Family and friends are invited to gather at the funeral home on Tuesday, from 9:30 a.m. until time of services. Online condolences may be offered at www.schanhoferfh.com

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

Edward J. Baxa, age 89, of Whitehall, formerly of Rhinelander, died on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 in the Gundersen Tri-County Hospital in Whitehall.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. in Saint John’s Catholic Church in Whitehall. Burial will be in the Central Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in King at a later date.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.

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

Howard Carl Stevens, age 81, of Tomah, Wisconsin, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at his home surrounded by his family.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, August 29, 2016, 10:30 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church in Camp Douglas, WI. Father Robert Letona will officiate. Burial will follow in the St. James Cemetery in Camp Douglas, WI. Family and friends are invited for visitation Sunday, August 28, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Torkelson Funeral Home in Tomah. Family and friends are also invited for visitation Monday from 9:30 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 http://www.torkelsonfuneralhome.com/.