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Dorothy Humphrey 07/29/2021

Dorothy Humphrey, age 85 of River Falls, WI, died on...

Karen Grubb 07/28/2021

Karen Grubb 07/28/2021

River Falls resident Karen Jean (Dusek) Grubb died July...

Dean Tveten 07/28/2021

Dean M. Tveten, age 94, of Somerset, WI died Wednesday...

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Louise Davidsavor died on Friday, July 16, 2021 at Our House Assisted Living in New Richmond, WI.  Arrangements are pending with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

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John Paul Lindberg, age 52 of Star Prairie, WI died on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at his home after a two-year battle with cancer. He was born the son of Paul and Cheryl Lindberg on January 30, 1969 in Saint Paul, MN. John grew up in Boardman graduating from New Richmond High School, class of

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Gene Gove 02/07/2021

Gene Gove, age 86 of Star Prairie, WI, died on Sunday, February 7, 2021 at the Christian Community Home in Hudson, WI. Gene was born the son of Clarence and Bernice (Rundhammer) Gove on February 13, 1934 in New Richmond, WI. He grew up in Star Prairie, graduating from New Richmond High School with the

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Mel Berning 02/06/2021

Mel Berning, age 64, of New Richmond passed away Saturday, February 6, 2021 at his home following a private battle with terminal cancer.  Mel was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and held the ranking of Lance Corporal.  Mel was very proud of his military service and achieved a Rifle Sharpshooter Badge.  Mel was

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Martha Marie Gaustad of River falls, WI passed away on February 1, 2021 following a gas explosion and house fire at her home. Martha was born Martha Marie Long on July 19, 1945 in Eau Claire, WI to Johan (Jack) and Muriel Long, the second of four children. Martha was preceded in death by her

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Doreen “Lily” Wilson 01/11/2021

Doreen “Lily” Wilson, age 54, died Monday January 11, 2021 at her home. She was born the daughter of Willard and Donna Johnson on February 25, 1966 in Saint Paul, MN. Lily grew up in Somerset, WI and graduated from Osceola High School. Following high school, Lily graduated from 916 college in the Twin Cities.

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Thomas Feldhege 12/24/2020

Thomas Richard Feldhege, age 61, died on Thursday, December 24, 2020 at the Deerfield Gables Care Center in New Richmond. He was born the son of Albert and Darlene (Ganzer) Feldhege on April 3, 1959 in Richmond, Minnesota. Tom grew up in Richmond, graduating Rocori High School, class of 1977. Following graduation, he worked as

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Virginia Hilden 10/05/2020

Virginia Faye Hilden, age 80, died peacefully in hospice care in Hastings, Minnesota on Monday, October 5th, 2020. She was born the daughter of Peter and Edna Anderson on September 20, 1940 in Pelican Rapids, Minnesota graduating from Pelican Rapids, MN. Virginia received her licensed practical nursing degree. In her later years, she worked for

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Glen Wiese 09/20/2020

Glen Wiese, age 90, of River Falls, WI, peacefully passed away on Sunday September 20, 2020 at Kinnic Health & Rehab in River Falls, WI. Glen was born in Ellsworth, MN on October 27, 1929 to Thorwald and Hattie (Langfeldt) Wiese. He began his education in a rural one room schoolhouse but finished his secondary

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Shirley A. Christenson 06/15/2020

Shirley A. Christenson, age 94, River Falls, Wisconsin, passed away Monday, June 15, 2020 at Kinnic Health and Rehab, River Falls. She was born the daughter of O. Julius and C. Sophie (Berkseth) Anderson on Nov. 3, 1925 in rural Hudson, Wisconsin. She graduated from River Falls High School in 1943, then earned a two-year

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Scheduled Memorials

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Dorothy Humphrey, age 85 of River Falls, WI, died on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at Comforts of Home in River Falls.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 11:00 am at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services (805 E Division St.) in River Falls.  Visitation will also be Saturday from 9:30-11:00

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Karen Grubb 07/28/2021

River Falls resident Karen Jean (Dusek) Grubb died July 28, 2021 at the River Falls Hospital after a short battle with lung cancer. She was 71. Visitation is 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday August 1, 2021 at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services 805 E Division Street River Falls and continues Monday one hour prior

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Dean M. Tveten, age 94, of Somerset, WI died Wednesday, July 28th. Preceded in death by wife, Shirley Tveten.  Survived by daughters Connie (Mark) Green, Kelly Tveten-Griffin, Dawn (Phil) Parker and Dana Tveten; 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.  He first taught in Prairie Farm, WI then went to Somerset School System where he taught

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Danyiel Mager 07/25/2021

Danyiel Christin Mager, was born July 25, 1975 in Ventura CA, and passed away unexpectedly on her 46th birthday, July 25, 2021 in Hudson, WI. Danyiel spent her childhood years in California, then moved to Wisconsin and settled in New Richmond in 1998. Danyiel was a talented artist. She enjoyed planting flowers and gardening. She

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Donald Jorgensen, age 87, died on Monday, July 26, 2021 at Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater, MN. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 2:00PM at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services (728 S. Knowles Ave) in New Richmond with a visitation starting one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young

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Jane Jeffrey 07/21/2021

Jane passed peacefully on July 21, 2021 at Red Cedar Canyon, Hudson, WI from dementia. Jane was born September 20, 1940 in Cleveland, Ohio to Herbert G. and Margaret L. Stannert and grew up in the Cleveland area, graduating from Berea High School. She attended Bowling Green State University (Ohio) majoring in Biology where she

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Robert “Bob” Charles Sargent, age 59, of Star Prairie, died on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at Golden Age Manor in Amery, WI. He was born the son of Arvid and Mary Sargent on December 22, 1961 in Robinsdale, MN. Bob grew up in Blaine, MN and graduated from Spring Lake Park High School, class of

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Roger Vehrs, age 83, of New Richmond died Saturday, July 10, 2021 at the St. Croix Health Center in New Richmond.  A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 1:00 pm at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services (728 S Knowles Ave) in New Richmond.  Visitation will also be Wednesday from 12:30-1:00

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Margaret Gartner 07/02/2021

Margaret (Marge) Mary Gartner age 92 of New Richmond was called home Friday, July 2, 2021, just 19 days after her spouse of 74 years, Jerry, was called home. The strength and truth of their love would not allow any further separation. Marge spent her final days showered in love and surrounded by her family.

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Joyce Wahlquist-Cremeans 06/20/2021

Joyce G. Wahlquist-Cremeans Joyce Genevieve (Girard) Wahlquist-Cremeans passed away peacefully, June 20, 2021, at the St. Croix Health Center, New Richmond, WI, after a battle with Lung & Brain Cancer. She was 92 years old. Joyce is survived by her daughters Anne Johnston (Jeff) & Mary Wahlquist (John Boblett), stepchildren Sandra Cremeans (Todd Nelson), John

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Gerald Gartner 06/13/2021

Gerald (Jerry) Richard Gartner age 95 of New Richmond was called home Sunday, June 13, 2021, after spending a love-filled day surrounded by his family. Jerry’s unwavering faith and devotion to our Lord Jesus Christ included a quiet confidence that he would one day enter the gates of heaven wrapped in the love of those

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Philip Nardi, age 82, died on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at Hammond Health Center in Hammond, WI. Interment will be on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 1:30PM at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis at Assembly Lane 6. Cremation Services are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

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Roger Hammer 01/28/2021

Roger Elmer Hammer, age 87, died on Thursday, January 28th, 2021 at the River Falls Area Hospital due to complications from the coronavirus. Roger was born in Ladysmith, WI, on October 30, 1933 to Elmer and Elsie Hammer (Kramer). He grew up in Hawkins, WI where his family owned Kramer’s Store, a place where people

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Doris Stafford 01/14/2021

Doris (Dorie) Elizabeth (Tobias) Stafford, age 86, died with family by her side on January 14, 2021, following a brief illness. Dorie was born on September 1, 1934, in Ellsworth, WI, to Emmett and Josephine (Armbruster) Tobias. On September 10, 1955, Dorie was united in marriage to Patrick (Pat) Stafford at St. Bridget’s Church in

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John Cremeans Jr. 10/17/2020

JOHN GILBERT CREMEANS, JR. John Gilbert Cremeans, Jr., passed away peacefully Saturday, October 17th, 2020 at Woodland Hills in Hudson, WI, with his daughter & son-in-law by his side. His last few years had become more challenging with Parkinson’s but he accepted it all with grace. His beloved wife Joyce took good care of him;

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Bakken Young Grief Calendar July – Dec 2021

Bakken Young Grief Calendar July – Dec 2021

RSVP for our Grief Support activities to: Julia Rajtar, Grief Support Coordinator, text or call 715-781-4003 or email julia.rajtar@bakken-young.com.   Visit the Grief Support tab for more information about events, calendar, and resources  www.bakken-young.com. Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services info@bakken-young.com New Richmond 715-243-5252, River Falls 715-425-8788.

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Bakken Young Grief Calendar July – Dec 2021

Bakken Young Grief Calendar July – Dec 2021

RSVP for our Grief Support activities to: Julia Rajtar, Grief Support Coordinator, text or call 715-781-4003 or email julia.rajtar@bakken-young.com.   Visit the Grief Support tab for more information about events, calendar, and resources  www.bakken-young.com. Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services info@bakken-young.com New Richmond 715-243-5252, River Falls 715-425-8788.

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Whenever we face loss, we experience grief. Everyone grieves differently, yet there are some common responses you might expect . HFA’s Senior Bereavement Consultant, Dr. Kenneth J. Doka, shares some basic facts on grief and loss that may be helpful in understanding the journey: An Introduction to Grieving What is grief? Grief is a reaction

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By Chaplain Julia Rajtar, MAPS, BCC   After the death of a parent, a child’s sense of safety and security is compromised.  Children will often ask, “Who will take care of me if you die too?”  This is a very real fear for children after a parent dies.  How does a grieving parent begin to

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