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Marion Violet Koch passed away on Nov. 11 in River Falls, Wis. Her funeral is 3 p.m. Nov. 14 at Luther Memorial Church, River Falls. Friends may call at the church from 1-3 p.m. A memorial has been established in her name for the Lutheran Home in River Falls.
Robert "Bob" Lynum, age 80, of River Falls, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, at WelLHaven. He was born the son of Elmer and Bertha (Anderson) Lynum on Oct. 22, 1932. He attended the Wildwood Rural School and graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1950. In 1952, he married Darlene Dumond and the couple moved to River Falls in 1958. Bob worked for Smead for 40+ years. In retirement, Bob and Darlene traveled to Norway, Germany, Alaska, and many other places. They always loved camping, trips to Lake Superior, Friday night fish frys, and dancing. He was a longtime member of Ezekiel Lutheran Church.
Roger Charles O'Connor, age 68, of River Falls, Wis., formerly of Hager City, Wis., died Sunday, Oct. 21, following a long struggle with progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), at his home, with his loving family by his side. Roger was born on Aug. 8, 1944, in Plum City, Wis., the son of Floyd and Helen (Fassler) O'Connor. At a young age, he and his family moved to Bay City, Wis., where he grew up and later graduated from Ellsworth High School. Roger married Jeri Theis on April 22, 1967, at St. Francis Catholic Church.
Jeffrey "Jeff" Paul Kay, 48, of River Falls, Wis., died Saturday, Oct. 13, after a short battle with cancer. He was surrounded by loved ones and under the care of Our Lady of Peace Hospice in St. Paul, Minn. He was born on April 5, 1964, in River Falls, to Eugene and Irene (Breslin) Kay. He graduated high school from River Falls High School in 1983. Following high school, he attended Stout and went on to earn a degree at CVTC in Eau Claire, Wis. Jeff owned and operated his own business called Microbe Guard that was a mold abatement business. Jeff married Ruth Stokke on Sept.
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.