Saturday, July 22nd


Larry R. Erickson, 71, of Sparta, passed away July 11, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health System, La Crosse.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 19, at Woodlawn Cemetery, Sparta. A Celebration of Life will immediately follow at Club 16, Sparta. Online condolences may be offered to Larry’s family at
The Lanham-Schahofer Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Paul Joseph Laird , 21 of Madison WI died July 13, 2017. He was born October 13,1995 in Black River Falls.

He was the son of Keith Laird and Heather Ybema (Papworth).
He loved his family , friends , the outdoors and a good sunny day. He was loved.
He is survived by his siblings Corinne Laird Naples FL., Carley Ybema Black River Falls, both his parents Keith Laird Nashville TN and Heather Ybema Black River Falls. Along with grandparents (Paternal) Ernest and Charlotte Laird Shullsburg Wi. (Maternal) Edward Papworth Naples, FL and LaVerda Richter Black River Falls, Wi.
A Celebration of Life for Paul will be held from 12:30pm to 3:00pm , with a prayer and blessing at 1:00pm July 23, 2017 at Russell Memorial Park and Campground Beach Picnic Shelter, Merrillan WI.

Mildred Linda Meltz, 0n July 14, 2017 96, was reunited in heaven with her husband of 62 years.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017, 10:30 A.M. at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, 801 E. Monowau St. Tomah. The Pastor’of St. Paul Ev.Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be in the St. John Ev. Lutheran Cemetery, Sparta.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday from 9:30 A.M. until the time of the service at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to

William T. Headrick, age 73, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017, at the Tomah VA Medical Center in Tomah.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 22, 2017, 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Christ in Viroqua, WI. Rev. Ray Madison will officiate. Burial will follow in the Melvina Cemetery, Melvina, WI. The Torkelson Funeral Home of Cashton is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences are available at

James P. Benrud, 88, of Melrose, WI, passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, WI.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 12 noon, at South Beaver Creek Lutheran Church, rural Ettrick, WI. Reverend John Ashland will be officiating. Burial will follow at Coon Prairie Cemetery, Westby, WI.

Family and friends are invited for visitation Wednesday, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral at the church.

Torgerson Funeral Home of Black River Falls, WI is assisting the family with arrangements.