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Daniel Weir 12/02/2021

Daniel Weir 12/02/2021

Daniel Weir, age 57, of Hudson, WI died Thursday...

Beverly Lucko 12/01/2021

Beverly Lucko, age 67, died on Wednesday, December 1...

Nancy Bursch 11/30/2021

Nancy Bursch 11/30/2021

Nancy Bursch, age 83 of Somerset, WI, died on Tuesday...

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Beverly Lucko, age 67, died on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, Minnesota. Burial of her urn will take place at a later date. Cremation Services provided by Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

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Marilyn Fredrickson, age 90 of New Richmond, WI went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 12, 2021 at the St. Croix Health Center in New Richmond.  A God honoring memorial service is being planned for the spring of 2022.  Marilyn’s complete obituary and more detail about her service will be updated here

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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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Daniel Weir 12/02/2021

Daniel Weir, age 57, of Hudson, WI died Thursday, December 2, 2021.  Daniel was born the son of Janis Weir and Harvey Long on December 30, 1963 in International Falls, MN.  Dan grew up in River Falls, WI.  After high school, Dan moved around and worked at various jobs before settling in Hudson.  He enjoyed

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Nancy Bursch 11/30/2021

Nancy Bursch, age 83 of Somerset, WI, died on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at the Christian Community Home in Osceola, WI.  A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 11:00AM at Christ Lutheran Church (510 Germain Street) in Somerset, WI with a visitation starting one hour prior to the service. Interment

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William DeMar 11/29/2021

William (Bill) Joseph DeMar, 85, of rural New Richmond, WI passed away peacefully at home on November 29, 2021. Bill was born November 25, 1936 in Superior, WI to Levi Joseph DeMar and Laura Mae (Hankins) DeMar. Growing up he was a sports enthusiast and won all conference in football, basketball, baseball and even ping

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Sherman Olson 11/28/2021

Sherman Olson died Sunday, November 28, 2021 at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, Minnesota. Sherman grew up on the family farm in Wanderoos, graduating from Amery High School in 1951. After 4 years of attempting to be a turkey farmer, he realized he needed a backup plan. In 1954 he joined the Army and

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David J. Lewis, age 69, of River Falls died Thursday, November 25, 2021 at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  A Private Family Service will be held on on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 12 noon at Harvestime Outreach Church 498 Jacobs Ln, Hudson, WI 54016 and streamed live through the link just below this obituary. 

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Lisa Utecht Green 11/23/2021

It is with great sadness we announce Lisa Utecht Green was given her angel wings the afternoon of Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN. Lisa was just 49-years-old. She was surrounded by those who loved her, passing peacefully. Lisa was the first of five children born to Debbie & Marvin

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Cynthia Contreras 11/19/2021

Cynthia Contreras, age 62, died on Friday, November 19, 2021 at Regions Hospital in Saint Paul, MN. Cynthia S. Contreras passed away peacefully November 19, 2021 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN. Cynthia was a loving mother to 3 children and grandmother to 3 wonderful kids. Cynthia was born July 10, 1959 in Shakopee,

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James Staberg 11/18/2021

James E. “Choppy” Staberg, 97, of North Hudson passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Thursday, November 18. James was born on July 6, 1924 in Hudson, to James C. and Bertha (Miller) Staberg.  He grew up in Hudson.  Jim enlisted in the Army during his senior year in High School and came back

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Brian DeCoux 11/10/2021

Brian Patrick DeCoux, age 48 of Oakdale, MN died on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at his home. Brian was born the son of Ronald and Sandra (Bussiere) DeCoux on July 8, 1973, in St. Paul, MN.  He grew up in New Brighton, MN, graduating from Irondale High School.  He joined the United States Army in

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Michael E. Duvall 11/02/2021

Mike Duvall, 83, of River Falls, formerly of LeRoy, Illinois, died at 11:43 PM on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, at home, with his family at his side.  Mike was born January 5, 1938, in Clinton, Illinois, a son of George (Jack) and Nora (Conroy) Duvall. He was the sixth of eight children. He graduated from

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Marina Strohbusch 11/02/2021

Marina K. Strohbusch, age 66 of River Falls, died on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at her home. She was born the daughter of Stanley and Dolores Kowalczyk on September 4, 1955 in Mannheim, Germany. Marina grew up in Wild Rose, Wisconsin, graduating from Wild Rose High School, class of 1973. She worked in the service

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Harry Nelson 11/01/2021

Harry I. Nelson, age 79, of Star Prairie passed away from cardiac complications on Monday, November 1, 2021 at the Amery Hospital.  He graduated from New Richmond High School in 1960.  Harry served his country in the US Army and was awarded soldier of the month in 1963 in Germany.  In 1971, he earned his

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Service of Remembrance 2021

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Will you join us for a Service of Remembrance for 2021? Bakken-Young has done the service of Remembrance each year for 22 years.  It is time to reflect, remember and provide comfort to those we have served in the past year.  It is one of most treasured services we do. Service Overview. Bakken-Young’s 22nd Annual Service

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Grief & Healing

Asking for Help When Grieving

Asking for Help When Grieving

by Julia Rajtar, MAPS, BCC      Many of us will manage grief with the support of the loving and caring people around us, such as family, friends and co-workers.  Sometimes we need the help of others to walk with us in our grief, such as a well-run support group. Still, there are times we may

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Grieving During the Holidays…Relax, Re-Orient, Rely, Remember

Grieving During the Holidays…Relax, Re-Orient, Rely, Remember

by Chaplain Julia Rajtar, MAPS, BCC   Holidays are an emotional and often stressful time for most of us, which are further intensified for the bereaved.  As the time approaches, memories wash over us. dread, anxiety, worry can fill the mind and heart.  Sometimes we may feel isolated, because in a time when others are

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Grief Support Group – Do I Need One?

Grief Support Group – Do I Need One?

by Chaplain Julia Rajtar, MAPS, BCC   “It’s been four years since Tim died, and a day doesn’t go by when I don’t think of him,” Susie said of her husband.   “Mom died last year and I find I need to talk about her every day while most people don’t want to listen anymore,” Cathy

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