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Recent Obituaries

Alfred Ascheman 05/19/2022

Alfred W. Ascheman, age 76 of New Richmond, WI, died on...

Bruce Wry Sr. 05/17/2022

Bruce Wry Sr., age 72 of New Richmond, died on Tuesday...

David Sletten 05/12/2022

David Sletten 05/12/2022

David Paul Sletten, age 63, went to his heavenly home on...

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Alfred W. Ascheman, age 76 of New Richmond, WI, died on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at his home.  Arrangements are pending with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

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Laurie Weinberg, age 64, died on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at Woodwinds Hospital in Woodbury, MN. A Celebration of Laurie’s Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

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Rose E. Germain, age 82, died Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at Kinnic Health & Rehab in River Falls.  Arrangements are pending with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

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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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Bruce Wry Sr., age 72 of New Richmond, died on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater, MN. A Memorial Visitation will be held Sunday, May 22, 2022 from 4:00-7:00PM at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services (728 S Knowles Ave) in New Richmond with a prayer service starting at 6:30PM with military honors

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David Sletten 05/12/2022

David Paul Sletten, age 63, went to his heavenly home on Wednesday, May 12, 2022. He passed away at home in River Falls. David was born January 8, 1959, to Paul and Phyllis (Nesseth) Sletten in Madison, Wisconsin. David graduated Madison East High School in 1977. He attended the University of Wisconsin- Madison and graduated

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Susan Lindahl 05/05/2022

Susan P. Lindahl, age 57, of New Richmond, Wisconsin passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 5, 2022, at the M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, May 21st at 11 a.m.(music begins at 10:45 a.m.) at the St. Michael’s Catholic Church in

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Gary Peterson 05/03/2022

Gary Peterson, age 79, of New Richmond, WI passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at his home. He is preceded in death by parents, Franklin and Evelyn Peterson; sister, Deanna Peterson; sister-in-law, Darlene Peterson; and grandson, Garrett Hanson. Gary is survived by wife, Suzanne; children, Corey Hanson, Kim (Robin) Hanson, Wayne (Rose) Peterson, Chad Hanson;

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Donna Mae (McKahan) Killian A lifelong resident of River Falls, WI passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at Our House Senior Living, at the age of 86.  Donna was born on July 28, 1935. Donna graduated from River Falls High School in 1953. Donna was an active member of St. Bridget Catholic Church. She

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James Kuhn 04/22/2022

James “Jim” Myron Kuhn, age 78, passed away at home on Friday, April 22, 2022, after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Jim was born on July 19, 1943, in Clear Lake, WI, to Myron Francis Kuhn and Ruth Irene (Kimball) Kuhn. Jim graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1961. He earned an Associate

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Jean Behm 02/28/2022

Jean Florence Behm, nee Frazier, age 98, of Hudson, WI, passed away Monday, February 28, 2022, at Comforts of Home in Hudson. Jean was born the daughter of Grover and Florence (Van Someren) Frazier on January 25, 1924, in Hudson. She was baptized and confirmed at the First Presbyterian Church in Hudson. Jean graduated from

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Vonnie Hall 01/22/2022

Vonnie Hall, age 82, of New Richmond, WI, passed peacefully on January 22, 2022 with her devoted husband and family at her side, after a 20-year battle with Pulmonary Hypertension.  Vonnie was born in Stillwater, MN on February 28, 1939. Survived by her loving husband, Frank of 51 years; her 3 children, Tami (Rick), Kevin,

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Mariell Thompson 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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Dale Viney 12/24/2021

Dale A. Viney Graveside service will be held on Friday, May 13, 2022 at 3:00 pm at Northern Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery in Spooner, WI. Dale passed away peacefully at Red Cedar Canyon in Hudson, WI on Christmas Eve, at the age of 89, surrounded by his family.  He was born, the youngest of seven boys,

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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 Sunday, June 5, 2022.  Marilyn’s complete obituary and more detail about her service will be updated here

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