Obituaries

  Michael “Mike” John Warner, 83, of Spooner, died at home on Bass Lake, November 8, 2023, after a struggle against Alzheimer’s Disease. Mike was born to Donald and Charlotte (Anderson), April 9, 1940, in Whitehall. Like most boys of the era, he developed a great love of all things outdoors. He...
  Marcel “Marc” Przybylla, 87, of Buffalo City, passed away Friday morning, November 17, 2023, at his home, with his beloved wife and family at his side, while under the care of Winona Heath and Hospice. Marcel Przybylla was born February 12, 1936, in Wickum Valley, Independence, to John and Monica...
  Patricia “Pat” Krage, 87, formerly of Independence, died at Brookside Care Center in Kenosha, Sunday, November 5, 2023. Patricia was born in Fountain City, July 30, 1936, the daughter of Daniel and Esther (Walski) Duellman. She married Leighton Krage, August 29, 1959. She received a teaching...
  Donald “Don” F. Sylla, 46, of Arcadia died Wednesday, November 1, 2023, in Hatfield. Don was born to Ernest and Darlene Sylla. He grew up in Arcadia where he attended school. He later followed his passion for installing audio equipment and worked at Audio Designs in Winona until he pursued...
  Aurelius “Aurly” Joseph Pehler, a beloved member of the Arcadia community, passed away peacefully, November 9, 2023, at the age of 87. Aurly was born August 13, 1936, in Arcadia, to John and Irene (Kiedrowski) Pehler. He was a man who lived life to the fullest. On August 12, 1961, Aurly married...
  Brian John Smith slipped into the arms of our Heavenly Father, Saturday, November 4, 2023, at his home in Thompson Valley, rural Arcadia. Brian was born April 15, 1967, to Claraton and Janet (Matchey) Smith at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Arcadia. He attended Arcadia Catholic School and graduated...
  Jacqueline “Jackie” Pientok died November 4, 2023, at the age of 87. Jackie was born August 12, 1936, in Arcadia, to Roy and Angeline (Swietz) Dworschak. She married Art Pientok in May of 1960, and moved to Independence. She and Art farmed until his death, August 5, 1995. Jackie worked in retail...
  Bonita “Bonnie” Marie Czaplewski, peacefully passed away November 4, 2023, at Sugar Loaf Senior Living. Bonita was born March 26, 1939, in Wichita, KS, to Mamert and Irma (Wolfe) Eichman. Bonnie was one of nine children, and she cherished her close-knit family throughout her life. After...
  Sharon Kay Hizer, 74, of Blair, died Friday, November 3, 2023, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse. Sharon was born July 2, 1949 in Whitehall, to Milton and Amy (Rogness) Tranberg. She attended elementary school and high school in Taylor. Sharon worked at Clipper’s IGA in Whitehall and also...
  Adeline M. Rippley, 87, formerly of Waumandee, died Monday, October 30, 2023, at The Homeplace of Mondovi, under the care of St. Croix Hospice. Adeline was born at home on the family farm in American Valley in rural Arcadia, on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 1935, to Benedict “Bennie” and Theresa...

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