Friday, April 26th


Dr. James R. Hickey, 85, of Chandler, AZ, formerly of Sparta, WI, passed away April 1, 2019 from kidney complications.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 27, 2019, 11:00 A.M. at the Torkelson Page-Smith Funeral Home in Sparta, WI. Burial with full military honors will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Tomah, WI. Family and friends are invited for visitation Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

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Fayth E. Przybilla, 69, of Independence, died Sunday April 21, 2019 at Gundersen Tri-County Care Center in Whitehall.

Fay was born April 28, 1949 in Whitehall, to Cadet and Beverly Ann (Gilbertson) Kumferman.
She married Albert W. Przybilla December 14, 1975 at Independence Lutheran Church.
Fay was a very loving mother and grandmother. She loved to be with her family and cook for
them. She was an avid flower gardener, she was a “Birds and Bloom” lady.
She worked at Cytec, now known as Solvay in Winona for many years. She was a member
of Independence Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday School and was active in Ladies
Aid and Church Council.
Fay always put others before herself.
Fay is survived by her husband, Albert of Independence; three children, Ken Przybilla of
Independence, Katina (financé, Seger Soper) Przybilla of Arcadia and Travis Przybilla of
Arcadia; brother, David (Shari Ekstorm) Kumferman of Frontenac, Minn.

Clarence E. Smith, 75, of Fort Worth, TX, passed away Sunday, April 14. 2019, at the Fort Worth Transitional care center in Texas.

Visitation will be held at the Portland Lutheran Church, rural Cashton, Tomorrow, Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm with graveside services to follow. A celebration of Clarence’s Life and Funeral Service will be held at a later date and will be announced by the Torkelson Funeral Home in Cashton. A full obituary will follow as soon as it becomes available. Online condolences may be offered at

Ramona Krause, 72, of Osseo, died Friday April 19, 2019 at Dove Healthcare, Osseo.

Ramona was born December 14, 1946 in Watertown, S.D. to Eugene and Augusta (Raml)
Ramona is survived by three sisters, Sylvia “Dolly” Tollefson of Whitehall, Diane (Jack) Mates
of Mashpee, Mass. and Toni (Chuck) Hegerfeld of Elkton, S.D.; two brothers, Jerry (Rozy)
Krause and Casey (Joanne) Krause both of Watertown, S.D.; nieces, nephews, great-nieces
and great-nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Mason Krause; nephew, Bill Krause and
brother-in-law, Chuck Tollefson.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Edison Funeral Home,
Independence. Burial will be at a later date at Mount Hope Cemetery, Watertown, S. D.
Visitation will be held on Saturday at the funeral home one hour prior to services.
The family would like to extend their appreciation to the entire staff at Dove Healthcare in

Jessie Dumback, 98, of Independence, died Friday, April 12, 2019 at Grand View Care Center, Blair.

Jessie was born July 3, 1920 in Trempealeau County, to John and Tena (Julson) Bolstad.
She married Dominic Symiczek and later married Allie Dumback.
Jessie loved to bake pies and garden. “You always have to have coffee” She was an active
member of Independence Lutheran Church.
Jessie is survived by her son, Edward “Porky” (Jane) Symiczek of Arcadia; two daughters,
Burnelle Kowalsky of Whitehall and Joyce (Daniel) Kwosek of Holcombe, Wis.; 18
grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands and son, Donald “Toby” Symiczek.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Independence
Lutheran Church with Rev. Paul Tobiason officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery, rural
Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church.
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