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Edward E. ("Mud Cat") Smith, of New Richmond and formerly of Hudson, died Friday, Aug. 28, 2009 at Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater, Minn. He was 64. He was born the son of Ernest and Crystal (Brunner) Smith on Oct. 12, 1944 at Stillwater.
William Harstad, age 73, a lifetime resident of New Richmond, passed away with family by his side Friday morning, Aug. 28, at his home in Somerset, Wis. due to complications from lung disease. Bill was born to Theodore and Gertrude (Zesbaugh) Harstad on Dec. 2, 1935. He graduated from New Richmond High School in 1954. Many will remember Bill as the "friendly" clerk at the New Richmond Post Office. Prior to this, he served the citizens of the community as a police officer for more than eight years. Bill was an avid Green Bay Packers fan and loved it when he attended games at Lambeau.
Edward E. ('Mud Cat') Smith, of New Richmond and formerly of Hudson, died Friday, Aug. 28, 2009 at Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater, Minn. He was 64. He was born the son of Ernest and Crystal (Brunner) Smith on Oct.
Dec. 2, 1935 - Aug. 28, 2009 William Harstad, age 73, a lifetime resident of New Richmond, passed away with family by his side Friday morning, Aug. 28 at his home in Somerset, Wis. due to complications from lung disease. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Sept. 4 at 11:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 151 S. Washington, New Richmond. Visitation will be held at the church starting at 10 a.m. with interment at ICC Cemetery following the service. Arrangements handled by Cullen-Crea Funeral Home, New Richmond.
Lillian L. Cassellius, age 88, of Glenwood City, Wis., died Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009 at Glenhaven in Glenwood City. Lillian was born March 28, 1921 in the township of Springfield, Wis. to Frank and Abbie (Harris) Colburn. She married Walter Cassellius May 20, 1940 at St. John's Catholic Church. They farmed for 20 years before purchasing the White Owl Pavilion on Highway G, west of Glenwood City, from Lloyd and Ella Rossburg; which they operated for 13 years before returning back to farming. Lillian enjoyed gardening, canning and traveling.
Verna Julia Myers, 85, of North Hudson, Wis. died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009 at 9:20 a.m. at Christian Community Home in Hudson due to long-term complications with her leg wounds finally resulting in renal failure. A funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday evening, Aug. 20, at Bible Baptist Church in North Hudson, officiated by Pastor Mark Shore. Visitation will be at the church immediately before from 6 to 7 p.m. As Mrs.
Clarence Raymond Peterson peacefully entered into eternal life on Aug. 14, 2009 at the Amery Regional Medical Center. He was born on June 27, 1914 in Alden Township, Polk County, Wis. on his grandfather's homestead to the late Selma Burke Peterson Hansen and Otto Jahni Peterson. He was baptized as an infant into the Christian faith at Little Falls Lutheran Church. He attended Little Falls School through the eighth grade. Due to his father's illness, he helped his mother on the family farm until he began his career in farming.
Philip J. Kjeseth, age 78 of New Richmond, died on Monday, Aug. 17, 2009 at Westfields Hospital in New Richmond. Phil was born the son of Arthur and Mildred (Gilbertson) Kjeseth on Aug. 1, 1931 in Amery, Wis. He graduated from Amery High School with the class of 1950. After high school, he started farming. On Dec. 8, 1951, Phil was married to Reta Krumm at First Lutheran Church in New Richmond. In February of 1953 he joined the Army and served at Camp Carson, Colo. and Fort Knox, Ky. After returning from the service, Phil went to work for Andersen Windows in the carpenter shop.
Mass of christian burial will be held 11 a.m. Thursday August 27, 2009 at St. John's Catholic Church in Glenwood City, WI with Father William Murphy as celebrant. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Anderson Funeral Home in Glenwood City, on Wednesday August 26, 2009 from 5-8 p.m. and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church. A prayer service will be held Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Michael Joseph O'Brien, age 53, of Hudson, beloved father, husband, brother and son, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009 at his home in Hudson, surrounded by his family. Mike was born the son of Judge Thomas J. and Elizabeth (Dodge) O'Brien on Sept. 4, 1955. He was a member of the Hudson High School class of 1974. Michael and Mary V. Stepan were married on March 19, 1983 at the Carmelite Monastery in Hudson. They were blessed with three children. Mike worked as an insert specialist/plant ambassador at St. Croix Press Inc. in New Richmond for many years.