Thursday, February 21st


Roland Von Haden, age 83, of Tomah, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully Monday, February 4, 2019, with his family by his side at the Tomah Memorial Hospital.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, February 8, 2019, 10:00 a.m. at Queen of the Apostles Parish in Tomah. Monsignor Richard Gilles will officiate. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Tomah, Wisconsin. Family and friends are invited for visitation on Thursday, February 7, 2019, 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Torkelson Funeral Home in Tomah, a rosary will be held at 3:30 p.m. prior to visitation time. Family and friends are also invited for visitation Friday from 9:00 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

Roberto Valdespino age 75, of Arcadia, WI died February 2, 2019, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, WI.

Reberto was born on April 28, 1943, to Cruz and Teresa (Martinez) Valdespino in Cd. Acuna, Mexico.In 1975, Roberto married Teresa Martinez in Mexico she died a few years later. Roberto moved to Arcadia in 1990. Roberto worked at Ashley Furniture. Roberto really like working on old cars and going to antique car shows. Roberto also liked Budweiser.
Roberto is survived by his special friend; Karen Solberg, a son; Juan (Margie) Valdespino, 2, daughters; Maria (Enrique) Villagrana and Sandra (Alfredo) De La Cruz, 4, brothers; Manuel Valdespino, Cruz Valdespino, Miguel Valdespino, and Francisco Valdespino, 4, sisters; Olga Gonzalez, Elvira Del Torro, Juana Vivanco, and Enriqueta Valdespino, and 10, grandchildren; Mayra, Kavla, Natasha, Luis, Kimberly, Juan Roberto Jr., Andrea, Luis Villagrana, Armandina, and Samantha.
Roberto was preceded in death by his parents, and several brothers.

SPARTA - Carol J. (Griggs) Roske, 83, of Sparta, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2019 at Bridge Path Assisted Living, Sparta, surrounded by her family.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, February 5, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Sparta, with Reverend Mark Kvale officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Sparta.

Family and friends are invited to call at the church on Tuesday, from 11:30 a.m. until the time of services. Online condolences may be offered to Carol’s family at

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

David J. Pfaff, age 79 of Black River Falls and formerly of Sun Prairie, Waterloo and Warrens, WI died Sunday, January 27, 2019 at his residence.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Full military honors will be held following the memorial service. Committal will be held at a later date at the Black Hills National Cemetery in South Dakota.

Buswell Funeral Home, Black River Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.

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