Area Obituaries

ESTHER SUSAN HEIFNER

Esther Susan Heifner, 95, of Boyceville, WI passed away peacefully April 6, 2021, at Mayo Clinic Health Systems – Red Cedar in Menomonie, WI. Esther was born July 21, 1925, in Hay River Township, WI to John and Ann Chernak. She had five older siblings Margaret, Irene, Joe, Frank, and William. After graduation Esther married…

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DAVID R. KALLA

David R. Kalla, age 91, formerly of Minneapolis, MN passed away on Friday, April 2, 2021, at The Parkview Nursing Home in Woodville, WI. As a resident for the past five years. David was born February 26, 1930 in Minneapolis, MN. The only child born to Roy W. and Emma (Anderson) Kalla. Following graduating high…

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SHELDON DAVID NORDELL

Sheldon David Nordell, 64, of Turtle Lake died Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021, at his home. He was born at the Amery Hospital August 16, 1956, to John “Jack” and Elizabeth “Betty” (Paulus) Nordell and grew up on a small beef cattle farm Northwest of Glenwood City, where he graduated from St. John the Baptist…

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NANCY C. LARSON

Nancy C. Larson, age 81, passed away on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, surrounded by family, at Colfax Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Janesville on January 28, 1940; the daughter of Robert and Ruth Pierce. Nancy graduated from Colfax High School in 1959; where she met the love of her life Sidney R. Larson Sr.…

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WAYNE R. ROSTAMO

Wayne R. Rostamo, age 78, of Knapp, WI passed away Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, WI. He was born on Sept. 6, 1942 in Menomonie, WI to Conrad and Edna (Running) Rostamo. On Nov. 3, 1967, Wayne married Shirley Finder in Stillwater, MN. They made their home in…

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RAPHAEL ROBERT “BOB” KAHLER

Raphael Robert “Bob” Kahler, age 95, passed away at his home from Congestive Heart Failure on Monday, February 8, 2021. Robert was born one of nine children to parents Andrew J. Kahler and Abigail (Hines) Kahler on March 10, 1925. He was born in Castle Rock, MN. The family farmed in the Spring Valley and…

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KAREN ANN (BUECHLER) WIENKE

Karen Ann (Buechler) Wienke, 79, of Baldwin, WI. (formerly of Glenwood City, WI) died on March 17, 2021 at Regions Medical Center in St. Paul, MN, from complications due to a fall. Karen was born to parents Adolph John “AJ” and Eleanor (O’Neil) Buechler on January 13, 1942 in Minneapolis, MN. She was the youngest…

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PATRICIA DORWIN

Patricia Dorwin, age 93, of Baldwin, died March 13, 2021, in Birch Haven Assisted Living. Born on July 16, 1927, Shirley Patricia Irene Booth, was the eighth of ten children to Curtis and Anna Booth in Glenwood City Wisconsin. After graduating from Glenwood City High School, Pat went on for a very short stint at…

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GLADYS OTILIA BERG

Gladys Otilia Berg passed away peacefully at home on March 17, 2021, with her loving husband and children by her side. She was born November 14, 1928, in Sand Creek, Wisconsin to Guy and Mina (Myran) Jenson. The family moved to a farm east of Colfax in 1936. She attended 18-Mile Creek School and graduated…

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LYNNETTE P. MURRAY

Lynnette P. Murray, 63, passed away peacefully on March 9, 2021, at her residence in Menomonie, WI, with family by her side.  Lynnette Patrice Peterson was born on May 4, 1957, to Jerry and Audrey (Walker) Peterson of Colfax.  She was the youngest of six children, though she met a long-lost half-sister just days before…

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