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John Gibson, Sr. passed away Saturday, May 20, 2023 at Westfileds Hospital in New Richmond, WI. Arrangements are pending with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.Read life story
Gary Gene Story, Jr. July 1, 1958 – April 15,2023 Survived by his loving wife and soul mate, Cheryl; his Father, Gary Gene Story, Sr. (Ann); children: Holly, Larry, Joshua,Read life story
David North Cox, age 86, of Maryville, Tennessee, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 11, 2023, in River Falls, Wisconsin, with his family by his side. Services will be heldRead life story
John Davee, age 89, died on Sunday, February 26, 2023 at Our House Senior Living in River Falls, WI. Arrangements are pending with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.Read life story
Zaelia Mae Follansbee was born on February 9th, 2016, and passed away unexpectedly on 12/30/2022 at nearly 7 years of age. Zaelia was a fantastic artist and loved to shareRead life story
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Susan Kay May, age 72, passed away at her home in River Falls, with her family by her side on June 3, 2023. Suzie was born to Merton and MaryRead life story
Donna Louise Tilly, died peacefully on May 29, 2023, exactly three years after the passing of her husband of 66 years, James Tilly. For 92 years, she lived with graceRead life story
Gerald “Jerry” Edward Madsen, 85, passed away with his family by his side from congestive heart failure on Monday, May 29, 2023 at the Christian Community Home in Hudson, WI.Read life story
Michael Robert Krizak, 67, of Princeton, Minnesota, passed away on May 15th, 2023. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rudy and Madreen Krizak, and former spouse, Monica Krizak.Read life story
Barbara DeRosier, age 73, of New Richmond, Wisconsin, died Saturday, May 20, 2023 at Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater, Minnesota, surrounded by family after her courageous battle against lung cancer. SheRead life story
Keith Miron Olson, “Ole”, age 80, of River Falls, Wisconsin, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at the River Falls Area Hospital. He was born September 13th, 1942, in SpringRead life story
Carol Lindquist of Star Prairie, WI and other places, passed away on April 23, 2023, at Regions Hospital, in St. Paul, MN. She was born in Tacoma, Washington on AprilRead life story
Danette Rae Gibson, 72, of New Richmond, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully at The Deerfield, on Wednesday, April 19, 2023. Born in Clayton, Wisconsin, Danette was a loving, resilient woman withRead life story
Clay Thompson, age 59, died on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at his home in Emerald, WI. He was born the son of Frank and Junia Thompson on August 1, 1963Read life story
Wilma “Willie” Kosar, age 89 of River Falls, WI and formerly of Antioch, IL, died on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at home in her apartment in Wellhaven Senior Living. WillieRead life story
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