Thursday, February 22nd


Kimberly Owens, age 36, of La Crosse, WI and formerly of Tomah died February 18, 2018, at the Gundersen Healthcare Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Funeral services will be held Friday, February 23, 2018, 4:00 p.m. at the Torkelson Funeral Home in Tomah.Pastor Mark Boyd will officiate.Family and friends are invited for visitation Friday from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service at the Torkelson Funeral Home in Tomah. A private burial will be held at a later date. The Torkelson Funeral Home of Tomah is assisting the family with arrangements.Online condolences are available at

Paul McNulty, 55, of Black River Falls died Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Gundersen Health System, La Crosse.

He was born in Black River Falls to John and Dorothy (Link) McNulty. He worked as a plumber until he retired.

Paul married Kristin Albrecht January 31, 2004. They lived in Black River Falls. Paul loved the outdoors, whether it was hunting, fishing, gardening or just driving around on his ATV. He enjoyed socializing with his friends regularly and was very active in the Black River Falls chapter of Whitetails Unlimited for the last 20 years. He loved cruising with his wife and soaking up the sunshine.

Paul is survived by his parents John and Dorothy; his wife, Kristin; his brothers Steve and Patrick; his nieces, Kylie Weihl, Maddie Biear, Morgan Biear, and nephew Miles Biear.

We would like to thank the unbelievably compassionate and caring staff at Gundersen Health System for everything they did for our family.

Eldon Friede, 91, of Blair died Monday, February 19, 2018, in the Grand View Care Center in Blair.

Arrangements are pending with the Jack Funeral Home in Blair.

Carolyn Joy Johnson passed away peacefully at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, WI, on Sunday, February 18, 2018 A Celebration of Life will be held for Carolyn on Sunday, February 25, 2018, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Torkelson Page-Smith Funeral Home in Sparta, WI. Burial will be held at a later date in the Cataract Cemetery. Online condolences may be offered at

David R. Olson “Rich”, 79, of Fairchild, passed away Thursday February 15, 2018 at Abbott Northwest Hospital in Minneapolis.

David Richard Olson, “Rich” the 15th. child of Andrew and Amanda (Kottke) Olson was born June 15, 1938, at the family home in Fairchild. He was raised in Fairchild where he attended grade and graduated high school. He was baptized at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Fairchild and confirmed at Messiah Lutheran Church in Kenosha. On April 3, 1960, Dave was united in marriage to Carolynn Fitzmaurice in Dubuque, Iowa. The couple began their married life together in Minneapolis where he worked at North West Corrugated Box. They then moved to Kenosha, where for 5 years he worked at American Motors before taking a position with Continental Can in Racine and worked there an additional 30 years, retiring in 1997. Following his retirement he worked with a handicap transporting company where he transported adults.