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Mary Sukowatey Thoen, age 92, passed away peacefully at the River Falls Lutheran Home on Oct. 1. She was surrounded by her loving family. Mary Elizabeth Dohm was born on Nov. 27, 1919, in Cross Plains, Wis., to John and Lena (Wipperfurth) Dohm. She was born the fifth of eight children. She learned the value of working hard on the family farm and lived there until she met William "Wild Bill" Sukowatey. They were married on June 22, 1939, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Cross Plains.
Clarence "Bud" Robert Gilbertson, 84, of River Falls, Wis., passed away on Saturday, Sept. 22, in River Falls. Bud was born on June 8, 1928, to Sern and Elizabeth Gilbertson He attended River Falls elementary schools, Randall, Beldenville, and Forestville, as well as 2 years at River Falls High School, before graduating from Ellsworth High School in 1946. Following high school, Bud enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in the Pacific, where his experiences in the remote islands and foreign lands sparked a lifelong interest in travel. Upon discharge from the Navy, he enlisted in the U.S.
Doris Jeanette (Everson) Lundgaard of Chippewa Falls, formerly of Beldenville, died Sept. 11 at Our House in Chippewa Falls, Wis. She was born on Oct. 5, 1924, to Carl and Gena (Austrum) Everson in Martell Township, Wis. In 1945, she married Edwin Lundgaard. Together they lived in Beldenville for many years. Edwin was the rural mail carrier in Beldenville. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and daughter, Susan J.
Barbara Elizabeth (Brooks) Jacoby, age 93, of Hager City, passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 6, at Park View Nursing Home in Woodville, Wis. She was born on Feb. 28, 1919, to Horace and Hazel (Fink) Brooks in Green Lake, Wis. She married William "Bill" Jacoby on Feb. 18, 1943, in Green Lake.
Ross Paul Korsgaard, age 86, died surrounded by family in River Falls on Aug. 21. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Pamela Weller Korsgaard of River Falls, Wis., and two daughters, Katherine Ann Korsgaard (husband, Brian Jerome Hill) of St.
Audrey Esterby Staats, age 88, of Red Wing, formerly of River Falls, died Friday, Aug. 3, at the Red Wing Health Center, Red Wing. Audrey was born on Aug. 15, 1923, in the town of Hartland, Pierce County, Wis., to Clarence and Mabel (Esterby) Brohaugh. She grew up on a farm near Ellsworth and attended country school, graduating from Ellsworth High School in 1942. Audrey worked at various office jobs and enjoyed her career until she married Lyle Staats in 1964. They shared their love of family and coffee shop adventures for many years.
Marian L. (nee Wells) Dunn, age 89, of River Falls, Wis., formerly of St. Paul, Minn., passed away Thursday, Aug. 2, at the River Falls Area Hospital, River Falls. Marian was born on Sept. 18, 1922, to Archie and Nellie (Owen) Wells. She was the sixth of 11 children. Marian graduated with Ellsworth High School class of 1940. She moved to St. Paul where she was employed by the Brown and Bigelow Co. and Northwest Banco as an executive assistant. Marian married "The Love of her life," Wilbur Dunn of Ellsworth, in 1946.
Vernon John Johnson, age 86, of River Falls, died Sunday, July 29, at the River Falls Area Hospital. Vernon was born on April 25, 1926, in Pierce County, the son of William and Jennie (Kryzer) Johnson. He attended school through the eighth grade and served his country, in the U.S. Army as an MP during WWII. He married Dorothy Hildebrandt on Oct. 2, 1951, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Prescott. Vernon farmed in River Falls until his retirement. Vernon enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, and the Green Bay Packers.
Roland Sern Gilbertson, 82, of Amery, Wis., passed away on Thursday, July 5, at Willow Ridge Nursing Home in Amery. Memorials may be given to Our Savior's Lutheran Church Kitchen Fund, Lake Wapogasset Lutheran Bible Camp, or Amery Regional Medical Center Foundation. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 9, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Amery. There was a visitation from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, July 8, at Williamson-White Funeral Home in Amery, and again 1 hour prior to the funeral service at the church. Burial is at the Amery Cemetery.
David A. Thoen, age 64, of Ellsworth, and formerly of River Falls, died Saturday, March 3, at the American Heritage Care Center in Hammond. David was born the son of George and Agnes (Schorn) Thoen on Feb. 15, 1948, in River Falls. He graduated from River Falls High School with the class of 1966. On Nov. 27, 1968, he was married to Mary Baker. Mary lost her battle with cancer in 2008. He served in the Army from 1968-1970. David worked nearly 24 years for what is now GEA Process Engineering Inc. in Hudson, retiring in 2011. On Oct.