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Sally Kjorlien

Feb 27, 1937 - Nov 18, 2023

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Chippewa Falls, WI

Sally S. Kjorlien, 86, of Chippewa Falls, died Saturday, November 18th, 2023 at her residence surrounded by her loving family under the care of St. Joseph's Hospice. Sally was born February 27th, 1937 in Cornell, the daughter of Clarence C. and Violet V. (Hanna) Rushman. She graduated from McDonell High School in 1956. On May 4, 1957, Sally married Lee Kjorlien at Notre Dame Church in Chippewa Falls. She was a member of Holy Ghost Church in Chippewa Falls. Sally babysat for 40 years+, worked at ...Read More

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James W. Unser

Jan 28, 1958 - Mar 01, 2024

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Chippewa Falls, WI

James W. Unser, 66, of Chippewa Falls, died suddenly on Friday, March 1, 2024 at his home in Chippewa Falls. Jim was born January 28, 1958 in Pennsylvania, the son of William and Charlotte Unser. Jim was a Lake Holcombe Flowage Guide for Paradise Shores and did maintenance as well. Jim was a tremendous pencil artist, and enjoyed motorcycles, rock & roll music, and horseshoes., but most of all he really loved his granddaughter, Phoenix. Jim is survived by one daughter, Crystal Unser of Chippewa Falls; one sister, Kimberly (Chuck) Hillman of Winneconne; and one granddaughter, Phoenix. Jim was preceded in death by his parents. A Memorial service will be held at Noon on Thursday, March 7 at the Horan Funeral Home in Chippewa Falls. Deacon Dan Rider will be officiating. Inurnment will be in Rumery Cemetery in the town of Wheaton. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of services at Noon on Thursday, March 7 at the funeral home. To to the family or in memory of James W. Unser, please

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Benjamin Thomas "Tom" Jennings Jr.

Sep 07, 1946 - Feb 26, 2024

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Chippewa Falls, WI

Benjamin Thomas "Tom" Jennings Jr., 77, of Cameron died Monday, February 26, 2024 at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at Chippewa Falls. He was born September 7, 1946 in Hopkinsville, KY to Benjamin Thomas Jennings Sr. and Helen Estaleen (Bradford) Jennings. Tom graduated from Alton High School in East Alton, IL in 1963. Tom enlisted in the US Navy in September of 1964, and spent his career in the Navy, retiring in 1991. He was married in Illinois on November 1, 1991, to Patricia Norton who preceded him in death on January 12, 2020.Tom loved to fish, work with wood, listen to music and audiobooks (especially the Bible), bonfires and camping, and spending quality time with his family and friends.He is survived by children, Roxann Jennings (Mike Rye) of Wauwatosa, Michal (Dawnae) Jennings of Cameron and Kristen Jennings (Nikki Conley) of Buffalo Grove, IL; grandchildren: Shianne, Diana, Alyssa, Erin; great grandchildren: Kellen, Owen, Kayson and Arianna; many step-grand and great grandchildren and many friends.A Memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, March 15, 2024 at Skinner Funeral Home, Cumberland with Mark Schwinn officiating. Burial will be in Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery - Spooner. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Friday at the Funeral Home.Skinner Funeral Home of Cumberland is serving the family.

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Bernard J. LaVelle

Feb 02, 1963 - Feb 18, 2024

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Chippewa Falls, WI

Bernard J. LaVelle, 61, of Chippewa Falls passed away peacefully at his sister's home, Chippewa Falls in the township of Lafayette on Sunday, February 18, 2024. He was surrounded by his loved ones after a long battle with liver and esophageal cancer and pulmonary fibrosis from Covid. He was born February 2, 1963, the son of James B. and Nancy L. (Ford) LaVelle in Chippewa Falls. He graduated from Chippewa Falls Senior High School in 1981. After graduating Bernie joined the National Guard. You may remember Bernie in his earlier years working at Red Owl Grocery store and for Crosby Donkey Ball where many laughs and jokes were shared about him “Hauling Ass!” He later worked for Kurth Heating and Cooling and Certified Inc. Over the years Bernie found pleasure in owning and operating his bar- Weekend at Bernie’s, where he truly enjoyed the customers and the friendships he made. In his younger years, he liked to fish and hunt, participated in bowling leagues and was a member of the Jim Town Rail Runners Snowmobile Club. Bernie continued to enjoy riding snowmobiles, motorcycles and going on adventures throughout his life. On October 11, 2019, Bernie married Terri (Martinek) Moulton in Chippewa Falls. Together they had fun riding their motorcycles for fundraising events and socializing with friends and family and enjoying a cold one…or a few! Spending time at his trailer in Winterhaven was some of his most cherished memories. He appreciated all his friends he made over the years and had lifelong stories to tell and considered them to be his family. Bernie was a true Wisconsin fan- he loved the Packers and Brewers. You could find him watching the games, shooting pool or “talkin’ smart” at the bar. Those who knew Bernie also knew how much he loved to talk politics! Whether you agreed with him or not, he loved to make his opinion known! Bernie was a man with a kind heart and a helping hand. He lived his life how he wanted and enjoyed it to the fullest. He will be deeply missed by his family and all those that were his friends. Bernie is survived by his two children: daughter Chelsey and his son Tanner. Three beautiful granddaughters Aubree, Averie, and Hadlee. His siblings; brother Daniel (Julie) LaVelle and sister Jimette Kinderman; seven nieces and nephews; Diana (Nathan) Kalepp, Dena (Brian) Behm, Jamie LaVelle, Mitchell LaVelle (Maggie Burgess), Justin (Andrea Palas) LaVelle, Tyler Kinderman (Kim Jablowski), and Tory Kinderman and many great nieces and nephews. Bernie is also survived by his late wife Terri’s family, step-son Zach Moulton, and step-granddaughter Amelia Volrath; mother and father-in-law Diane and Bruce Heuer, her siblings, Kevin Martinek, Angela and Ralph Vaught, Lee Martinek, Randy and Stephanie Martinek and their families. Last but not least, his beloved cat Penny. Bernie is preceded in death by his loving wife Terri (Jan. 3, 2022), his parents; brother-in-law Scott Kinderman, niece Jessica Kinderman; and many aunts and uncles, and his furry felines, Shasta and Callie. The family would like to thank Mayo Hospice staff for the care they provided to Bernie. Visitation will be held at Horan Funeral Home in Chippewa Falls on March 2 from 12 Noon to 3 pm at the funeral home. A private Inurnment ceremony will take place at Forest Hill Cemetery in Chippewa Falls with his family. Bernie’s Celebration of Life will be held at Buchli’s Barn at 14583 125th Ave Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 at a later date. To to the family or in memory of Bernard "Bernie" J. LaVelle, please

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Ardella A. Marion

Sep 30, 1934 - Feb 10, 2024

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Chippewa Falls, WI

Ardella A. (Eaton) Marion, 89 of Chippewa Falls, WI. passed away Saturday, Feb. 10th, 2024 at Aspirus Stanley Hospital.A Celebration of Life is being planned at a later date.

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Anthony Halvor Decker

Jun 07, 1953 - Feb 08, 2024

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Chippewa Falls, WI

Anthony (Tony) Halvor Decker, aged 70, died peacefully February 8, 2024 at his Independent Outlook home.  He was born June 7, 1953 in Eau Claire Wisconsin to the late Eugene and Gladys (Palmer) Decker.  Tony lived at home until he was seven years old and then resided at Northern Center, but he enjoyed his last 20 years at Independent Outlook in Chippewa Falls where he was cared for by a wonderful staff who treated him with love and dignity.  The loving care Tony received there will always be remembered and appreciated by his family.  He especially enjoyed music, food, and taking rides in cars or pontoons.  Many of his family members were greatly influenced by Tony to pursue careers teaching and working with people with special needs.  He is survived by siblings Gene (Sue) Decker and Ray (Lori) Decker from Chippewa Falls and Robert (Jennifer) Decker, Carolyn (Larry) Bauer, and Sue (Dave) Frederick from Eau Claire.  Survivors also include many nieces and nephews.  A Celebration of Life will be held this summer at a time and place to be announced by the family.  Memorial donations can be gifted to the Eau Claire Humane Association.  

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Harold Albert Kuhnert

Jul 26, 1944 - Feb 04, 2024

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Chippewa Falls, WI

312 South Stone St. Augusta, WI 54722 715-286-2222 Harold Kuhnert Harold Albert Kuhnert, 79, of Altoona, passed away Sunday evening, February 4, 2024, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in Chippewa Falls, where he had resided since December of 2023. Harold, known to everyone as “Pete” was born July 26, 1944, the youngest child of Harold and Edith “Ida” (Jaenke) Kuhnert. Harold was raised in Fall Creek where he was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and also where he attended grade and high school. In 1965 he was drafted into the United States Army during the Vietnam War and proudly served through 1967. Since his military service he had been a life member of the Brackett American Legion Post. Upon his honorable discharge he returned to Fall Creek and for the next 33 years he worked at the Eau Claire Paper Mill, retiring at the age of 56. On July 6, 1984, he was united in marriage to Diane Bauer and the best day of their lives was the day they adopted their son Cody from the Philippines. Pete was a very proud “Daddy.” He enjoyed taking day trips and cruising Amish country, especially during harvest time. He was truly an animal lover but even bigger bargain hunter. He had a lifelong habit of saving money and making cash purchases. He always looked for the best value in things and avoided any unnecessary spending. He also enjoyed the time spent driving his black 1961 Chevy Corvette, and each summer looked forward to attending and driving in many of the local parades. Pete will be dearly missed by Diana, his loving wife of nearly 40 years; son, Cody (Kelly) Kuhnert of Eau Claire; sister, Shirley (Don) Ramseier both residents of the Augusta Nursing Home; brother, Sam (Nancy) Kuhnert of Elk River, MN; brother-in-law Harold Bauer of Mondovi; sisters-in-law, Greta Sobottka of Weston and Linda (Bill) Abramovich of Durand; many nieces and nephews. Pete was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Ida; brother, Ron (Carol) Kuhnert; sisters, Delores (Wayne) Meyer and Charlotte (Jim) Knitter; nephew John Meyer; father and mother-in-law, Paul C. and Clara Bauer; brother-in-law Herman Sobottka; and sister-in-law Lucille Bauer. Memorial service will be held Saturday, February 17, 2024, at noon at Zion Lutheran Church, rural Fall Creek, with Pastor James Norton officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Rock Falls. Friends may call of Saturday the 17th. from 10 a.m. until time of services at the church. The family is assisted by the Anderson Funeral Home in Augusta. Online condolences can be left at www.andersonfhaugusta.com

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Geraldine M. Westaby

May 14, 1938 - Jan 19, 2024

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Chippewa Falls, WI

Geraldine M. Westaby, 85, of Chippewa Falls, died Friday, January 19, 2024 at Comforts of Home in Chippewa Falls under the care of Mayo Clinic Hospice. Geraldine was born May 14, 1938 in Bloomer, the daughter of Gilbert and Mildred (Langel) Bohl. On August 25, 1956, Geraldine married Thomas Vernon Westaby at St. Joseph’s Church in Boyd. She was a mail carrier for the U.S. Post Office for 20 years and was a member of Holy Ghost Church. Geraldine is survived by four daughters, Cheryl (Randal) Patten, Diana (Russ) Rykal, Janet (Daniel) McDonough all of Chippewa Falls and Linda Rene of Eau Claire; 11 grandchildren, Mike (Hallie) Patten, Jackie (Jared) Back, Derek Patten, Drew (Julie) and Jared (Sara) Rykal, Ryan (Katie) Rene, Jessica (Eric) Gilmore, Shannon (Chris) Krippinger, Alexandra, Garrett and Madison McDonough; and 15 great grandchildren; two brothers, Donald (Marlene) Bohl and Duane (Nancy) Bohl both of Stanley; and two sisters, Darlene Eslinger of Chippewa Falls and Betty (George) Tomczak of Cadott. Geraldine was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon on November 12, 2011; one son, Thomas S. Westaby; son-in-law, Mike Rene; her parents; one sister, Joanne Schafer; and one granddaughter, Elizabeth Patten. A Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 3 at the Horan Funeral Home in Chippewa Falls. Inurnment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Chippewa Falls. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 3 at the funeral home. The family prefers memorials to the charity of your choice. To to the family or in memory of Geraldine M. Westaby, please

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Arvella M. O'Connor

Jul 18, 1925 - Jan 16, 2024

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Chippewa Falls, WI

Arvella M. O’Connor 98, of 16899 58th Avenue Chippewa Falls, died suddenly surrounded by family at Sacred Heart Hospital on January 16, 2024. She was born in Chilton, WI on July 18,1925 to Edward and Marie Thiessen and married James M. O’Connor on September 18, 1943.  Arvella worked for St. Joseph’s Hospital for 25 years. Arvella  is survived by two sons: Dennis O’Connor of Vista California and Daniel O’Connor of Eau Claire; two daughters: Colleen (Dean DeTienne) O’Connor of Chippewa Falls and Maureen (Doug) Kraft of Eau Claire; two grandchildren: Stephanie (Ryan) Vobornik of Eau Claire and Steven Swoboda of St. Paul, MN; four great grandchildren: Logan Vobornik of Eau Claire, Gavin Vobornik of Eau Claire, Simon Swoboda of St. Paul, MN and Oliver Swoboda of St. Paul, MN; 7 step-grandchildren and 11 step-great-grandchildren and 4 step-great-great-grandchildren. Arvella was preceded in death by her husband James of 68 years, her parents, a son James E. O’Connor of Cheyenne Wells, CO, 3 brothers, Walter (Millie) Thiessen, Howard (Hattie) Thiessen, Perry (Bert) Thiessen and 2 sisters, Frances DePew and Myra (Henry) Bartels. A private family service is being planned. Cremation Society of Wisconsin, Altoona is assisting the family.  Online condolences may be shared at www.cremationsociety-wi.com.   

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James R. Clark

Oct 18, 1937 - Jan 12, 2024

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Chippewa Falls, WI

James R. Clark, age 86, passed away on Friday, January 12, 2023 at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in Chippewa Falls. Arrangements are pending.

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Noel L. Douglas

Dec 15, 1951 - Jan 13, 2024

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Chippewa Falls, WI

Noel L. Douglas, 72, of Chippewa Falls, died Saturday, January 13, 2024 at his residence surrounded by his loving family under the care of St. Joseph’s Hospice. Noel was born December 15, 1951 in Chippewa Falls, the son of Donald E. and Lauretta M. (Brockman) Douglas. He served honorably in the U.S. Army from 1970-1973. On March 10, 1973, Noel married Patricia Hutchinson at Notre Dame Church in Chippewa Falls. He worked for Berry Plastics for many years. Noel is survived by his wife, Patricia; two sons, Patrick (Cory) Douglas of Lakeville, MN and Benjamin (Melissa) Douglas of Lake Elmo, MN; two brothers, John Douglas of Brea, CA and Gerald Douglas of Jim Falls; and one granddaughter, Hailey Douglas. Noel was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, James Douglas. Per Noel’s request, there will be no services. To to the family or in memory of Noel L. Douglas, please

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