Sunday, January 21st

Obituaries

Duane Dale Bieneck passed away surrounded by his family on April 20, 2017, rejoining forever his best friend and loving wife Cathy (Schleifer).

Duane was born on September 22, 1956 in Neillsville, Wisconsin, the son of Ernest Paul Bieneck and Adeline Louella (Sternitzky). He attended St. John’s Lutheran elementary school and graduated from Neillsville High School in 1974. After high school he worked at Edlen Cranberry Company, Struensee Concrete and Tesmer Construction before beginning what was a long a productive career at Northern Auto Parts/Car Quest in 1980. He would spend the next 37 years as an auto parts salesman and retired in 2014.

Duane was united in marriage to Cathy Schleifer on September 16, 1978 at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Neillsville. Together they enjoyed 32 years of camping, fishing, deer hunting, making sausage, smoked meats and wine and spending time on their hobby farm with their nieces, nephews and families.

Tracy Marsolek, 107, of Independence, died Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Grand View Care Center, Blair.


Tracy was born March 13, 1910 in Independence to Martin and Rose (Sonsalla) Kampa. She married Eli Marsolek October 21, 1930 at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Independence. He died May 8, 1977.
Tracy worked at Independence Locker Plant for many years. She enjoyed helping others and held a variety of jobs, from picking apples to painting houses. She especially enjoyed being able to cook for many weddings and to make sure everyone had enough to eat. She loved to share.
She was a member of SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, its women’s organization and rosary society.
Tracy is survived by daughter, Loretta Weisenberger of Blair; two grandchildren, Sharon (Ed) Koch and Michelle Weisenberger; two great-grandchildren, Amber (Tim) Radatz and Dwight (friend, Christa Sokup) Weisenberger; great-great-grandchildren, Wilson and Nolie Radatz; two step-great-grandchildren; four step-great-great-grandchildren; one step-great-great-great-grandchild; nieces and nephews.

Edward Westphal, age 99, of Tomah, Wisconsin, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Memorial Services will be held Saturday, May 13, 2017, 11:00 a.m. at St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kirby. Pastor Phillip Enderle will officiate. Burial will follow in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Tomah, Wisconsin. Family and friends are invited for visitation Saturday, May 13, 2017, from 10:00 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 www.torkelsonfuneralhome.com.

Edward Westpfahl, age 99, of Tomah, Wisconsin, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at his home surrounded by his loving family.


Memorial Services will be held Saturday, May 13, 2017, 11:00 a.m. at St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kirby. Pastor Phillip Enderle will officiate. Burial will follow in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Tomah, Wisconsin. Family and friends are invited for visitation Saturday, May 13, 2017, from 10:00 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 www.torkelsonfuneralhome.com.

Creighton G. Stutlien, age 79, of rural Blair, died on Thursday, April 20, 2017 in the Clearwater Care Center in Eau Claire.

Arrangements are pending with the Jack Funeral Home in Blair.