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Les Hill

Oct 25, 1935 - Nov 25, 2023

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Altoona, WI

Les Charles Hill, aged 88, passed away on November 25, 2023. Les was born on October 25, 1935 in Minneapolis, MN, the son of Leslie A. and Alberta E. (Kirchner) Hill. He graduated from St. Louis Park High School in 1954. Les went on to attend Drake University and then graduated from the University of Minnesota. He served in the Army from 1956-1958. Les married his high school sweetheart, Sue Damm, in 1958 and they celebrated their 65th anniversary this year. Within his family, in his community ...Read More

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Kathleen M. Ellsworth

Oct 28, 1944 - Feb 20, 2024

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Altoona, WI

Kathleen M. Ellsworth, age 79 of Eau Claire, passed away at Prairie Point in Altoona on Tuesday, February 20, 2024. Arrangements are pending.

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Sandra Jean Knuth

Born : Apr 18, 1945

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Altoona, WI

312 South Stone St. Augusta, WI 54722 715-286-2222 Sandy Knuth Sandra Jean Knuth, 78, of Seymour Township, Eau Claire County, passed away peacefully in hospice care at Oakwood Health Services in Altoona. Sandra was born April 18, 1945, the daughter of Rollyn and Margaret (Zingshiem) Ehlers of Fairchild, WI. She was raised with her 2 brothers in Fairchild, attended school there, performed as a majorette in the marching band and graduated in 1963 as the class salutatorian of Fairchild High School. Following her graduation, she moved to Eau Claire and attended Eau Claire Technical College. Before her marriage she was employed at the University of Wisconsin Stout library and Eau Claire bank. Sandra was united in marriage to Larry Knuth on June 25th, 1966, at the United Methodist Church in Fairchild, WI. Sandra’s faith in her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was an important part of her life. She was an active member of Ascension Lutheran Church in Eau Claire, having served as the church secretary, organist, in Ladies Aid, and Sunday school teacher for years. God gave Sandy a heart for people and a heart for animals, especially horses, and had many friends who shared that passion. She also took care of many friends, family, and church members in times of need. Sandy’s spirit of patience and servitude will live on as an example for all of us. Sandy was a strong woman and had a terrific sense of humor. She was a talented artist, a great cook, and she could sew or craft anything she needed to make or repair. This of course carried over to the many unique gifts she made for people, and her family will always remember the giant trays of cookies and baked goods she put together for the holidays. Sandra will be deeply missed by her husband Larry and her sons Eric (Julie) Knuth of Hudson, Keith (Megan) Knuth of Missouri, and Jaron Knuth (Nicole “Alice” Borchardt) of Eau Claire. Grandchildren Gabriel (Tia) Anderson, Caleb (Mallorey) Knuth, Payton Knuth, and Abigail Knuth. Great Grandchildren Soranna and Theodore and Sandy’s dear friend Shawn Gillette. Brother Thomas (Linda) Ehlers of Waupaca. Sister-in-Law Linda Ehlers of Somerset, WI. Nieces Shana (Matthew) Keil and Trisha Ehlers of Waupaca and nephews Mike (Shelly) Ehlers of Shoreview, MN and Mark Ehlers of Chippewa Falls, WI. She was preceded in death by her parents Rollyn and Margaret, Brother John, and stepbrother Bruce. Memorial services will be held Saturday, March 9, 2024, at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1500 Peterson Avenue, Eau Claire, with Pastor Lloyd Harter officiating. Visitation will start at 10 am. Service is at 11am. The burial will be later that day at the Fairchild Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please donate in memoriam to Trinity horse therapy at trinity-ec.com. Online condolences can be left at www.andersonfhaugusta.com

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Linda Marie Smart

Sep 28, 1950 - Feb 08, 2024

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Altoona, WI

Linda Marie Smart, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, Nana, sister and friend went to be with her lord and Savior on February 8, 2024, after a 10 year courageous fight against breast cancer. She was born to Mildred and Gerald Case on September 28, 1950 in Mellen, Wisconsin. After traveling with her family during her elementary years, she settled in Butternut, Wisconsin at the age of 14, where she met and married the love of her life, Joseph “Butch” Smart. She worked various jobs during her adult life, and retired from her calling as a CNA when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. To know Linda, was to love her. She had a contagious jovial laugh and the most optimistic and positive outlook on life. She was a master musky slayer and an amazing cook and caretaker. She was a devout Christian and wore the binding out of her bible from reading it so often. She left an imprint in the hearts of many. She is survived by her husband Butch, daughters Lisa (Bob) Miesbauer, Laurie (Ricky) McKuen, and Amy (Nick) Mareno. The loves of her life, her grandchildren, Ron (Emma) McKuen, John Miesbauer, Jared (Beth) Miesbauer, Cory (Liz) Mareno, Kyle (Megan) Mareno, Rebekah (Wade) Mareno, Kyle Mareno, Kody Mareno, Jakob Mareno, and great-grandchildren Bennett and Sylvia McKuen, Opal and Ezra Mareno and Octavia Richey. Cremation Society of Wisconsin, Altoona is assisting the family.  Online condolences may be shared at www.cremationsociety-wi.com.  

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Iva M. Kernan

Dec 13, 1930 - Feb 03, 2024

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Altoona, WI

Iva M. Kernan, age 93 of Altoona, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at The Classics at Hillcrest Greens in Altoona. Arrangments are pending. Stokes, Prock & Mundt Funeral Chapel, Altoona is assisting the family.

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Carol Ann Campbell

Dec 30, 1942 - Jan 30, 2024

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Altoona, WI

Carol Ann Campbell passed away peacefully on January 30, 2024 at River Pines Nursing Home in Altoona at the age of 81 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Alan Campbell. Beloved mother of Diana Williams, Kelly Flint, Jackie Malow, and Andy Campbell. Cherished sister of Steve Moss. She was an adored grandmother to Briella, Connor, Milo, Logan, Isaac, and Maxwell. Carol was an avid crocheter and had a special green thumb with neighbors admiring her beautiful flowers every year.  Carol worked at Sacred Heart Hospital for 21 years from 1987-2008.  She was known for her big heart, kindness, and generosity to all of her friends and family. Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 8, 2024 at Stokes, Prock & Mundt Funeral Chapel, 535 S. Hillcrest Parkway, Altoona.  Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until time of service.  Private burial will take place at the Northern Wisconsin Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Spooner. Stokes, Prock & Mundt Funeral Chapel, Altoona is assisting the family.  Online condolences may be shared at www.stokesprockandmundt.com.  

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Loyd G. Buhler Jr

Dec 28, 1948 - Jan 26, 2024

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Altoona, WI

Loyd G. Buhler Jr age 75 passed peacefully in his home on January 26, 2024. Loyd was born December 28, 1948 in Milwaukee WI to Loyd G. Buhler Sr. and Fern Evelyn Buhler (Petsch). Loyd in the early years drove truck across the country for 18 years. He then decided to get in the security field where he retired in 2022. His love for his dogs would never wain. His house would not go long without having one or multiple running around the home. Some of his favorite hobbies are photography, hunting, fishing. One would think his camera was attached to his hand as he was always taking photos. He loved to make people laugh and thought it was the best medicine. Loyd was preceded in death by his ex-wife Velda J. Roberts. They had a son Luke A Buhler (Melody) and daughter Eddie J. Buhler. Loyd had 3 sisters and 1 brother. Loyd found the love of his life 33 years ago to Andi Jo Johnson. They had a daughter Melissa E.M. Buhler (Anothony).  Loyd raised James B. Hobbs, Jacob L. Hobbs and Katie J Booze (Jeff) as his own kids. He did not care what your last name was or where you came from, he was always there for you no matter what and would go to the end of the world for his children. His biggest wish was for his 6 children to be happy. Loyd had 9 grandchildren and 2 great grand kids. One of his last words to his kids was, “Give your spouses all the love you can, like I have your mother.” Services will be held at a later time. Cremation Society of Wisconsin, Altoona is assisting the family.  Online condolences may be shared at www.cremationsociety-wi.com.  

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Jean Alice (Anderson) Schumacher

Jul 08, 1937 - Jan 20, 2024

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Altoona, WI

Jean Alice (Anderson) Schumacher was born 7/8/1937 in Elk Mound Wisconsin. She was baptized, confirmed and married at Big Elk Creek Lutheran Church which her family helped found in 1876.  She married Leonard Schumacher on 5/17/1958 and moved to the family farm in Fall Creek which was her home for over 65 years.  Together they had four children: Carrie (Earl) Conner, James (Kay) Schumacher, Diane (deceased in infancy) and Janet; six grandchildren:  Erik Stanford, Whitney Conner, Phillip Schumacher, Anthony Schumacher, Samuel Schumacher, Andrew Hermann and three great-grandchildren: Brooks, Maddox and Sadie; plus, a bonus great-grandson Wesley; and former sons-in-law Roger Stanford and Keith Hermann. Jean was preceded in death by her parents Clarence and Jeanette Anderson, her husband Leonard, two sisters: Etta Johnson and Louise Stuart and her two youngest daughters: Diane and Janet.   She graduated from Elk Mound High School in 1954 and enjoyed keeping in touch with her classmates through class reunions.  Following high school, Jean received secretarial training which she used throughout her career working for Boy Scouts of America, Lutheran Brotherhood Insurance, American Heart Association, Aid Association for Lutherans and Wissota Lakeside.  Jean also did bookkeeping for the farm and ran a successful catering business for over 10 years.  Jean was very involved in school, church and community activities.  She never missed a school program and enjoyed her time as a Cub Scout den mother and 4H group leader.  Jean was named Northern Center volunteer of the year and later served as guardian ad litem for three former residents:  Tony, Randy and Kurt.  She was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Eau Claire serving on altar guild, attending Mary circle, teaching vacation bible school, volunteering in the office and establishing a used clothing closet for those in need.  An avid Packer fan, Jean proudly displayed her stock certificate and attended many shareholder events.  In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening, canning and reading romance novels.  Above all, Jean was happiest cooking for others and hosting celebrations at her home.  Over the years, Jean developed deep friendships with her neighbors.  The family would like to express a big thank you to Meals on Wheels and Visiting Angels for extending her stay at home.  In July of 2024 Jean moved to Neighbors of Dunn County (NDC) where she enjoyed interacting with staff, residents and visitors.  A special thank you to the entire staff at NDC for their exemplary care and to Mayo Hospice for providing comfort in her final days.  Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at Stokes, Prock & Mundt Funeral Chapel, 535 S. Hillcrest Parkway, Altoona.  Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until time of service.  Internment will be in the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Eau Clarie on May 17, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. Stokes, Prock & Mundt Funeral Chapel, Altoona is assisting the family.  Online condolences may be shared at www.stokesprockandmundt.com.   

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Nancy Reynolds (Brodjieski)

Jan 14, 1958 - Jan 14, 2024

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Altoona, WI

Nancy Reynolds (Brodjieski), 66, was called to heaven on her birthday, January 14th, 2024.  Nancy often spoke of her many blessings here on Earth, but none more than her family which included her seven brothers and sisters and three grandchildren which were the light of her life: Nicholas, Quinn and Addison Reynolds.  Her unparalleled love and dedication to her grandchildren was truly unmatched.  She shared 39 years of her wonderful life married to her beloved Jimmy Reynolds (JR).  Nancy was a devoted Green Bay Packers fan who thoroughly enjoyed cheering on the Pack in the Grudge.  During the warmer months, Nancy spent a lot of her time soaking up the sun at her family cabin on Sand Lake, always surrounded by family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Felix and Joanne Brodjieski, brother Micheal Brodjieski, niece Katie Brodjieski, brother-in-law Al Hoppe Jr. and mother-in-law Blanch Noel.  Nancy was survived by her husband Jimmy Reynolds and two sons: Jeremia (Jamie) Reynolds and Justin Reynolds.  She was also survived by, to which she called her “true inheritance”, her brothers Roger (Donna) Brodjieski, Jim (Barb) Brodjieski, Ken (Becky) Brodjieski, Alan (Carol) Brodjieski, her sisters Mary (Al) Hoppe and Judy (Diane “Jello” Preusser) Brodjieski, her brother-in-law Clyde (Diane) Reynolds along with countless other extended family members who held a special place in her heart. A celebration of Nancy’s life will take place at the Tribute Golf Course, 1001 Golf Club Road Wausau WI, on February 3rd, 2024 from 4-7pm.  She will be laid to rest at Union Grove Cemetery in Harshaw WI later this year.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to support Nancy’s grandchildren’s college education.    Please join us in remembering the joy and love Nancy brought to each one of our lives. May her soul rest in eternal peace.  

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Richard T Olson

Mar 10, 1947 - Jan 09, 2024

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Altoona, WI

Richard T Olson age 76, died peacefully on Tuesday January 9th, surrounded by family. Richard was born and raised in Eau Claire. Richard was the youngest of seven children, born a fraternal twin to George and Helen Olson. Richard married Carol Grill, March 4th, 1967 spanning 54 years. They were blessed with two sons, Scott and Dan. Growing up Richard enjoyed fishing at the lake, hunting, and waterskiing with his family. Going into his sophomore year of high school he met the love of his life, Carol Grill. After graduating from North High School, Richard attended college at UWEC for one year before enlisting in the United States Air Force. He served for four years. Richard was stationed overseas in Taiwan. After his service he returned back to the United States and settled down in Eau Claire. Once settled Richard and Carol had two sons Scott and Dan. Richard enjoyed his winters filled with the boys sporting events such as hockey and ski jumping. His summers were spent watching baseball and skateboarding. Richard was a devoted father to his two sons. Richard loved baseball. He coached Babe Ruth baseball spending many summer evenings at Mt. Simon Park. Richard met many amazing young athletes and families. He spent 20 years coaching youth baseball, winning over 100 games as a Babe Ruth coach. Richard worked for the Paper Mill (Cascades) for 38 years. Upon retirement from the paper mill, Richard bought a 55 inch tv and said “I will not miss one Brewer game all season.” He loved the Brewers and the Packers. Once retired Richard still found the time to make it to several youth and North High School sporting events. The most important time he spent was with his two granddaughters. Richard enjoyed talking with and making his grandchildren laugh. He also enjoyed spoiling them with many treats. Richard loved everyone unconditionally. He loved to talk and tell everyone stories. Richard enjoyed his visits from his good friend Randy Weichel who made him laugh about the times they had while working together. Surviving Richard are his children Daniel (Stephanie) and Scott. His grandchildren Hannah and Finley. Brothers Mike and Donald (Roseanne). Sister in law Patricia (Victor). Also many nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by wife Carol, as well as siblings George, Willis, Robert and Joyce. Richard would especially like to thank all the staff at River Pines in Altoona WI and Heartland Hospice. In lieu of cards, attend a sports outing, eat some candy, or buy a lottery ticket. There will be a time of gathering on Saturday, January 13, 2024 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Stokes, Prock & Mundt Funeral Chapel, Altoona. Interment will follow at Rest Haven Cemetery, Eau Claire, with full military honors by VFW Post 305. Stokes, Prock, & Mundt Funeral Chapel, Altoona is assisting the family. Online condolences may be shared at www.stokesprockandmundt.com.  

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Jerry B. Kilboten

Mar 18, 1947 - Jan 05, 2024

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Altoona, WI

Jerry B. “Killer” Kilboten, age 76 of Eau Claire, passed away on Friday, January 5, 2024 at Oakwood Health Services in Altoona with his family by his side.  He was born in Eau Claire on March 18, 1947 to the late Bruce and Florence (nee Johnson) Kilboten. Jerry enlisted in the United States Army on June 25, 1965 and was honorably discharged on January 24, 1968. He worked on the shell line at National Presto, Packerland Packing and Mill-Run Golf Course.  He was the proud owner of Ace Tree Service and Hide-A-Way Bar.  He loved all sports, especially the Packers, Badgers and Brewers, fishing, hunting, golfing, sitting outside with friends, making DIY stuff with wood, country music and he was an avid animal lover.  He also enjoyed a cold Old Mil and Blackberry brandy. Jerry thoroughly enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren’s sporting events.  He will be greatly missed by all that knew him. Jerry is survived by his wife, Marie (nee Gullickson); sons: Sean (Kari) and Bradley (Traci); grandchildren: Jeremy (Shelby) Machnik, Sean (Jasmine) Machnik, Brittnee Paulson (Jason Holland), Elisha (Corey) Poirier, Nikki Kilboten (Dylon Smieja), Tyler Kilboten (Faith Brown) and Madisyn Kilboten (Blaine Bauer); 11 great-grandchildren; several cousins, a niece Tenielia (Brad) Sprinkle, a nephew Hunter (Sarah) Gullickson; and his special cats Molly and Max. Preceding him in death are his parents, father-in-law and mother-in-law Lyman and Alice Gullickson, brother-in-law Lynn Gullickson, nephew Ryan Gullickson, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. The family would like to send a special thanks to the Oakwood Care Center and St. Croix Hospice. Funeral services with full military honors will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 14, 2024 at Stokes, Prock & Mundt Funeral Chapel, 535 S. Hillcrest Parkway, Altoona with Pastor Jeff Carlson officiating. Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until time of service.  Inurnment will be at Lakeview Cemetery, Eau Claire at a later date. Stokes, Prock & Mundt Funeral Chapel, Altoona is assisting the family.  Online condolences may be shared at www.stokesprockandmundt.com.  

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