Area Obituaries

DARWIN “HAP” LITZELL

Darwin ‘Hap’ Litzell, age 79, of Glenwood City, Wisconsin died peacefully Friday, October 16, 2020, at his home, with his family at his side. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Woodville on Friday, October 23, 2020.  A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. at the…

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DONNA F. ROTT

Donna F. Rott, age 90, of the Township of Springfield, WI died Wednesday, October 14, 2020, at her home. Donna was born October 13, 1930, in the Township of Woodland in Sauk County, WI to Erwin and Ella (Luch) Schultz. Following her schooling she met and married Waldo Rott on October 2, 1949, in Wonewoc,…

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ALLAN L. SMITH

Allan Leroy Smith died peacefully at the Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar on Saturday, October 17th in Menomonie, WI at the age of 83. Allan was born on February 2, 1937, in Menomonie Township, Dunn County WI to Marion abd Favorite (Hathaway) Smith. He married Suzanne Sutliff in 1958 and they had four children together,…

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RONALD P. PETERECK

Ronald P. Petereck, age 70 passed away on July 15th, 2020, in Rochester, MN. Ron was born December 9, 1949 in Berwin, IL. To Paul and Leona (Fizel) Petereck. After graduating from Boyceville High School in 1969. He worked his whole life on the family farm He enjoyed bowling and working on the machinery. Ron…

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CONRAD “BUD” GOODWIN

Conrad “Bud” Goodwin, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and follower of Christ, entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior on October 13, 2020, surrounded by family. Bud served as a Marine in WWII. After his service, he was a pastor for over 50 years. He also worked as a counselor; he was a great listener. Following his retirement, he…

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GEORGE EDWIN CLOSE

George Edwin Close, age 87, passed away at his home in Columbus, Ohio, on October 5, 2020, with beloved family members close by. George was raised in Colfax, Wisconsin and graduated from Colfax High School. He served his country in the US Air Force, eventually stationed at Lockbourne AFB and earned his Master’s Degree from…

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GARY H. KOWALCZIK

Gary H. Kowalczik, age 69, of Glenwood City, WI, passed away at his home on September 30, 2020. A Celebration of Gary’s life will be held on Friday, October 16, 2020 from 5-7 p.m. at the Rush River Trailriders Clubhouse, N4775 450th St., Ellsworth, WI 54011. Cremation services provided by O’Connell Family Funeral Home of…

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Military funeral for Frank Aasen

The veterans of Russell Toycen American Legion Post 131 of Colfax held a military funeral for Frank Aasen at the Big Elk Creek Lutheran Church Cemetery on September 25, 2020. Legionnaires on the firing squad were Kathy Walters, Gus Fehr, Bill Yingst, Don Braaten, Tarry Turner, Chris Larson and “Happy” Silva. Legionnaires in the Color…

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JEROME FRANCIS CRESS

Jerome F. Cress, age 78 of Clear Lake, WI, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at his home. Jerome Francis Cress was born on August 16, 1942 in Forest Township, St. Croix County, WI the son of James and Wilma (Humpal) Cress. He grew up in the Clear Lake area and graduated from…

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RUTH ELIZABETH HURTGEN

Ruth Elizabeth Hurtgen, age 74 of Glenwood City, WI, passed away in the early hours of Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at Western Wisconsin Health in Baldwin, WI. Ruth was born on November 18, 1945 to Homer and Ethel (Booth) Sedgwick in Platteville, Wisconsin. She graduated from Platteville High School in 1964, and went on to…

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