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Recent Obituaries

Vonnie Hall 01/22/2022

Vonnie K. Hall, age 82 of New Richmond, WI died on...

Michael Dalton 01/21/2022

Michael J. Dalton, age 68, of New Richmond passed away...

Edward Knops 01/21/2022

Edward Knops 01/21/2022

Edward J. Knops, age 87, died on Friday, January 21...

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Vonnie K. Hall, age 82 of New Richmond, WI died on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at her home.  Arrangements are pending with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

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Michael J. Dalton, age 68, of New Richmond passed away Friday, January 21, 2022 at his home.  Arrangements are pending with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

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Ian McLagan of River Falls, WI died on Monday, January 17, 2022 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN.  Arrangements are pending with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

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Mariell Emerson 01/13/2022

Mariell Ann Thompson (Tweedy) 1930-2022 Mariell Ann- it is a name that will go down in history as belonging to one of the all-time greats.  Not in cinema, but in beauty, humor, and faith. Mariell Ann Tweedy came bounding into this world on April 1, 1930-April Fool’s Day.  If a birthdate could capture a person’s

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Trisha “Pat” Nehring 01/05/2022

Trisha “Pat” Nehring, age 68, of Hudson passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at her home.  She was born the daughter to Melvin and Irene (Johnson) Everson on June 29, 1953.  Trisha grew up on a small family farm in Spring Valley.  She graduated from Spring Valley High School with the class of

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Gloria Ross, age 91 died on Friday, December 24, 2021 at Comforts of Home in River Falls, WI.  Arrangements are pending with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

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Margaret L. Thompson, age 60, of Clear Lake died Thursday, December 9, 2021 at Hudson Hospital.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

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Beverly Lucko 12/01/2021

 Beverly Lucko, age 67, passed away peacefully, on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, Minnesota with family by her bedside. She was born in Chicago Heights, IL to John and Mary Durish of Steger, IL. Bev was a longtime employee of School District 168 in Sauk Village, IL and dedicated

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Marie Fisher, age 98, died on Friday, October 29, 2021 at Comforts of Home in Hudson, WI. Arrangements are pending with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

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Edward Knops 01/21/2022

Edward J. Knops, age 87, died on Friday, January 21, 2022 at Saint Croix Health Center in New Richmond, WI. He was born the son of Edward and Gertrude Knops on October 15, 1934 in Glenwood City, WI. Edward grew up in New Richmond, graduating from New Richmond High School, class of 1952. Following high

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James Frank, of Baldwin, died on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at his home.  A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 2:00PM at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services (728 S. Knowles Ave) in New Richmond with a visitation starting at 1:30PM. Interment will be in New Richmond Cemetery. Arrangements are with

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Karen Pitzen 01/17/2022

Karen Renee Pitzen, age 59 of New Richmond, WI, died Monday, January 17, 2022 at Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater, MN. Karen was born the daughter of Virgil and Esther (Peterson) Krumm on June 26, 1962 in New Richmond, WI. She grew up in New Richmond, graduating from New Richmond High School with the class of

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James Donald Shafer, age 86 of New Richmond, WI, died on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at the Deerfield Arbor Assisted Living. Jim was born the son of John and Rose Ann (Lindeman) Shafer on October 15, 1935 in Cumberland, WI. He spent his early years in Cumberland. Jim was confirmed at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

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Amber Tharp 01/10/2022

Amber Gene Tharp, age 42 of New Richmond, WI, died on Monday, January 10, 2022 at her home in New Richmond from complications of Wegener’s Disease. Amber was born the favorite daughter of the four A-named girls to Gene and Nancy (Knoble) Tharp on September 23, 1979 in Prairie du Chien, WI. She grew up

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Lee Bova 01/08/2022

Lee Edward Bova 22 December 1986 – 8 January 2022 Lee was born 22 December 1986 at St. John’s Hospital, Saint Paul, Minnesota. The youngest of five children he was surrounded with love and attention immediately. The first 2 years of his young life were in Newport, Minnesota and then his family moved to Woodbury,

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Virgil Timm 01/09/2022

Virgil F. Timm, age 87, died on Sunday, January 9, 2022 at Amery Hospital in Amery, WI. He was born on Saturday, November 10, 1934 at 6:30AM in a log house in Gilman, WI to parents, Vilas and Mildred. Virgil grew up on a small farm and attended school in Gilman. He was baptized and

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Judy Hubmer 01/07/2022

In Loving Memory Judy A. Hubmer January 2, 1943 – January 7, 2022 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing away of Judy A. Hubmer (79) on January 7, 2022, in New Richmond, WI. It is with great joy that we proclaim that she has been united with her Lord and Savior

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Michaela Emerson 01/01/2022

Michaela Dawn Emerson “Kayla”, age 36 of New Richmond, WI met the arms of Jesus on January 1, 2022. Our beautiful, sweet girl endured kidney failure for many years. She fought hard until she took her final breath peacefully in the presence of her mother and God mother at United Hospital. Michaela was born and

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