Sunday, July 23rd


Linda Ann Purcell, age 54, of Wilton, Wisconsin, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016.

Funeral services with full military honors will be held Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 7:00 p.m. at the Mt. Pisgah Wesleyan Church near Ontario, Wisconsin. Pastor Bob Streeter will officiate. Family and friends are invited for visitation on Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. until the time of the service at the church. The Torkelson Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Family has asked that memorials be given in Linda’s memory. Online condolences are available at

Marian E. Borden, 85, of Tomah died Thursday September 22, 2016 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems in La Crosse.

A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 11:30 A.M. at Queen of the Apostles Parish at St. Mary’s Church, 315 W. Monroe St. Tomah. Monsignor Richard Gilles will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the church on Wednesday from 9:30 A.M. until the time of the Mass. The Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, Tomah is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to

ZILLMER, Stanley, 85, of Cataract, died Friday, September 23, 2016 at his home.

Services will be 11:00 AM, Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at Faith Lutheran Church, rural Cataract.

Friends may call from 10:00 AM until the time of services at the church on Tuesday.

Buswell Funeral Home in Black River Falls is assisting the family.

Michael Nachreiner, 72, of Black River Falls, died Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at his home.

Memorial services will be 3:00 PM, Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Torgerson Funeral Home in Black River Falls.

Friends may call from 1-3 PM on Sunday at the funeral home.

Allen E. “Big Al” Keding, 56, of Independence, died Tuesday, September 20, 2016.

Allen was born February 5, 1960 in Robbinsdale, Minn., to Donald and Donna (Sjodin) Keding.
He graduated from Grantsburg High School in 1978 and then attended UW-Eau Claire. He spent several years managing Chi-Chi’s restaurant in Eau Claire and Green Bay. He moved to Independence and worked at Eagles. There the patrons became his extended family.
Big Al is survived by his parents, Donald and Donna Keding of Eau Claire; brother, Jeff Keding of Eau Claire; two sisters, Deb (Gary) Leventhal of Memphis, Tenn. and Polly (Bruce) Scholze of Collierville, Tenn.; nieces and nephews, Chris (Emily) Charles, Brittany (Joshua) van Gorkom, Robby and Brandy Charles, Ally, Anna and Dominic Scholze; and many great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Keding.
Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 24 at Calvary Baptist Church, 3036 Epiphany Lane, Eau Claire.

Lyle K. Brown, age 79, of Warrens, WI, passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at home with his loving wife Ruth by his side.

Memorial Services will be held on Monday October 10, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. (NOON) at the Torkelson Funeral Home in Tomah. Pastor Darren DeFord will officiate. Family and friends are invited for visitation from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be held at a later date in Wood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice Touch in Tomah. The Torkelson Funeral Home of Tomah is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences are available at