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Recent Obituaries

Alice Hanson 02/05/2023

Alice Avis Hanson, age 98 of River Falls, WI, died on...

Janet Andrea 02/03/2023

Janet Andrea 02/03/2023

Janet I. Andrea, age 99, of New Richmond, went home to...

Bill Evenson 02/03/2023

Bill Evenson 02/03/2023

William “Bill” Evenson, age 87 of Baldwin...

Pending Memorials

Services waiting to be scheduled

Alice Avis Hanson, age 98 of River Falls, WI, died on Sunday, February 5, 2023 at her home in Well Haven Senior Living.  Arrangements are pending with Bakken-Young Funeral &

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John Hirst, age 90 of New Richmond, WI, died on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at the St. Croix Health Center in New Richmond.  Services for John will be held at

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Zaelia Mae Follansbee 12/30/2022

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 share

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Scheduled Memorials

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Janet Andrea 02/03/2023

Janet I. Andrea, age 99, of New Richmond, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on February 3, 2023, at her son’s home in Hastings, MN. She was

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Bill Evenson 02/03/2023

William “Bill” Evenson, age 87 of Baldwin, WI, died on Friday, February 3, 2023 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN. Bill was born the son of William and Lena

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Lars Johnson 02/02/2023

Lars Arnold Johnson, age 61 of Hudson, WI, died on Thursday, February 2, 2023 at his home. Lars was born the son of Harlan and Janice (Sakalos) Johnson on April

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Mildred “Millee” Swanson 02/02/2023

Mildred “Millee” (Matern) Swanson, age 94, passed away at the St. Croix Health Center in New Richmond, WI, on Thursday, February 2, 2023, with family by her side. She was

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Allen Struemke 12/18/2022

Allen “Al” R. Struemke, age 79, of New Richmond, WI, died unexpectedly on December 18, 2022, at his home in New Richmond. Al was born on March 6, 1943 in

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Marlys Kroeze 12/21/2022

Marlys Ann (Gilbertson) Kroeze, 84, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2022 in Rivers Edge Assisted Living, Aitkin, MN. Marlys was born November 16th, 1938 in River Falls, Wisconsin to Clara

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Wilma Kosar 01/10/2023

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. Willie

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