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Dec. 20, 1924 -Nov. 9, 2009 Mae R. Larson, 84, of Star Prairie died Monday, Nov. 9, 2009 at the St. Croix Health Center. She was born the third child of twelve to Sam and Tilda (Walby) Thompson on Dec. 20, 1924, in Town of Alden, Wis. She was baptized, confirmed and remained a lifelong member of West Immanuel Lutheran Church. Mae married Dale Larson on Dec. 20, 1946. The couple farmed for four years until moving to Star Prairie in 1953.
Dolly B. Murray, age 73, of New Richmond, Wis., beloved mother, grandma, and great-grandma, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009. Survived by children, Jim (Rose) Murray, Kelly (Andy) Hanson, and Kim (Robert) Foote. Realtor, bookworm, and jigsaw puzzle enthusiast. Her smiling presence will be missed. Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2 at the Cullen Crea Funeral Home and one hour prior to the 12 p.m. service Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, New Richmond. Interment Boardman Cemetery. Cullen Crea Funeral Home, New Richmond, (715) 246-2667.
Harvey Stower, long-time mayor of Amery, Wis. and former state representative serving the 28th Assembly District, has died. Stower died Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. Amery City Council President Michael Karuschak, Jr.
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.