Area Obituaries

STEVEN M. PALMER

Steve Palmer, age 70 of Knapp, WI passed away peacefully on Mar. 18, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. Steve was born to Merle and Betty Palmer on Aug. 20, 1949 in Glenwood City, WI. He grew up in the Boyceville area, attending Hawthorne grade school which is the same school his father…

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GLORIA JEAN (VARPNESS) BERGER

Gloria Jean (Varpness) Berger, 79 years old of Menomonie, passed away peacefully on Friday August 7th at the Colfax Health and Rehabilitation Center. Gloria was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania on April 3, 1941 to Oscar and Edna (Berg) Varpness.  She was a loving and kind wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend.  She grew…

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DEBRA (DEB) KAY MCNAMARA

Debra Kay (Anderson) McNamara, age 62 of Glenwood City, WI passed away August 1, 2020, at her home surrounded by her friends and family after a courageous two-year fight with cancer. Deb was born August 11th, 1957, in Plum City, WI to Vernon and Lorraine (Gifford) Anderson, Arkansaw, WI. At the age of three they…

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MARY LOU E. SLIND

Mary Lou Elizabeth Slind died at Mayo Clinic Health System in Menomonie on Friday, July 31, 2020 of heart disease. Mary was born Oct 4, 1935 in Elk Mound, Wisconsin to Arthur Edward and Ruth Marie (Reinke) Hintz.  She graduated from Elk Mound High School and began working with Dunn County Electric.  Later she worked…

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EDWARD J. EGGEN

Edward J. Eggen, 97, of Colfax, WI, died peacefully on Saturday, July 25, 2020, at the Colfax Health and Rehabilitation Center. Ed was born at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire on October 9, 1922 to John and Julia (Sundem) Eggen. During his high school years, he was Doc Felland’s personal driver, and had many stories…

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RONALD CARROLL SOLBERG

Ronald Carroll Solberg, age 77, of Colfax, Wisconsin died on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at home surrounded by family and friends. He was born on March 8, 1943 in Eau Claire to Arnold Solberg and Melvina Lee. He was raised in Colfax, WI and joined the Navy right out of High School. He later became…

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GERALD “JERRY” SCHWEGMAN

Gerald “Jerry” Schwegman, age 90, of Colfax, passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2020, at Our House Senior Living, Menomonie, WI. Jerry was born on Halloween ’29 to the late Alois and Mildred (Pritchard) Schwegman. He graduated from Bloomer High School in 1948. He married Colleen Gessner on June 16, 1951, in Chippewa Falls, WI.…

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LEONARD “DOC” ANDERSON

Leonard “Doc” Anderson, 93, passed away Monday, July 20, 2020, in Menomonie. From 1955 to 1988, he practiced Veterinary Med in Glenwood City. During his veterinary career, Doc invented the cow lift. In 1975, he was president of the Wisconsin Veterinary Association.  He was the Mayor of Glenwood City for 12 years. Leonard was a…

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Military funeral for Michael John Morgen Sr.

Military funeral for Michael John Morgen Sr. The veterans of Russell Toycen American Legion Post 131 of Colfax held a military funeral for Michael John Morgen Sr. on July 18, 2020, at Colfax Evergreen Cemetery. Legionnaires on the firing squad were Kathy Walters, Bill Yingst, Don Braaten Chris Larson, Jaime Rojo, “Happy” Silva and Jon…

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Military funeral for Michael “Mick” Mickelson

The veterans of Russell Toycen American Legion Post 131 of Colfax held a military funeral for Michael “Mick” Lowell Mickelson on July 18, 2020, at the Norton Lutheran Church Cemetery. Legionnaires on the firing squad were Kathy Walters, Bill Yingst, Don Braaten Chris Larson, Jaime Rojo, “Happy” Silva and Jon Scott. Legionnaires in the Color…

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