Wednesday, August 23rd

Obituaries

Helen V. Richer, 81 of Tomah passed away on Sunday, August 06, 2017 at Tomah Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.



A graveside inurnment service will be held on Friday, August 11, 2017, 2:00 P.M. at Pine Grove Cemetery, Township of Scott. The Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials may be directed to the Tomah Memorial Hospital Ladies Auxiliary. Online condolences may be given at www.sonnenburgfamilyfh.com

Ralph Albert Sobota, 89, passed away in his home in Alma Center on August 5, 2017.


Ralph was born on January 23, 1928, in Independence to John and Helen Sobota. He graduated from Independence High School, where he excelled in basketball and baseball. An outstanding natural athlete, his love of sports would shape the rest of his life. After graduating from high school, he joined the United States Army and became part of the post-WWII European occupation forces in Italy, where he played baseball for the Army team. Upon his return, he attended Wisconsin Teachers College in La Crosse where he played baseball for three more years. It was there that a St. Louis Cardinals scout spotted him and signed him to a contract. He then played professional baseball for the Cardinals farm team in Omaha, Nebraska. He played semi-pro ball with the Huron Elks and Winona Chiefs. On June 25, 1951, he married Theresa (TC) Lyga of Independence.

Eileen G. Johnson, age 84, of rural Ettrick, died on Saturday, August 5, 2017 in the Gundersen Health System in LaCrosse.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the North Beaver Creek Faith Lutheran Church with burial in the church cemetery both in rural Ettrick.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 from 5-7 p.m. in the North Beaver Creek Faith Lutheran Church in rural Ettrick and also one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.

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

Ronald Plueger, age 78, of La Crosse, WI, passed away Thursday, August 03, 2017, at his home.




Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 2:00 p.m. at the Torkelson Funeral Home in Tomah. Pastor Bob Streeter will officiate. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Family and friends are invited for visitation on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the Funeral Home. Online condolences are available at www.torkelsonfuneralhome.com. The Torkelson Funeral Home of Tomah is assisting the family.

Gerald Joseph Laufenberg, 79, of Taylor, Wisconsin, passed away August 4th, 2017, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, Wisconsin


A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, August 10, 2017, at Guardian Angels Parish St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Black River Falls with Father Emmanuel Famiyeh officiating. Burial will follow at Sechlerville Cemetery in Hixton, Wisconsin.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home in Hixton and again from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at the church on Thursday.

Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.