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Chad Michael Neibauer, 36, of Woodville and formerly of Hudson, died Friday, October 27, 2006 at his residence following a three year battle with cancer. Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, November 2nd at Zion Lutheran Church in Woodville. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4 until 8:00 PM at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Baldwin, and one hour prior to the service at church on Thursday. Burial will be private. Memorials preferred.
Amy Lynn Rademaker, 15, of Woodville, a sophomore at Baldwin-Woodville High School, died accidentally Tuesday, October 24, 2006 near Roberts as a result of an automobile accident. She is the daughter of Randy and Margie (Jerry) Beskau. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, October 31st at Zion Lutheran Church in Woodville. Visitation will be on Monday from 5 until 9:00 PM at the Baldwin Woodville High School, and one hour prior to the service at church Tuesday. Burial will be in the Baldwin Cemetery. Funeral services entrusted to the O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Baldwin.
Dr. Leonard B. Torkelson, "Dr. T", 83 of Baldwin, WI died Saturday, October after a courageous battle with cancer. Memorial services will be held at 1:30 PM Saturday, Oct. 28th at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Baldwin. Cremation services held by Countryside Crematory of Baldwin. Interment will be private. Memorials to Smile Network, 1807 Colfax Ave. So., Mpls., MN 55403. O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Baldwin handled arrangements.
Herma Louise Hensley, 86 of Woodville and Baldwin, died Saturday, October 21, 2006 at the Park View Home in Woodville. Herma's wishes were to be cremated, and she requested to have private family services with burial in Lake Park, Iowa. The O'Connell Family Funeral Home and Countryside Crematory of Baldwin assisted the family with carrying out Herma's wishes.
Mae Austrum, 96, of New Richmond and formerly of River Falls, died Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at New Richmond Meadows Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 at Cashman Funeral Home in River Falls, with visitation for one hour prior to the service. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, River Falls. A full obituary will appear in next week's River Falls Journal.
Donna Mae Smith, 67, of Wilson, died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006 at Regions Hospital in Saint Paul Minn. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at O'Connell Family Funeral Home in Baldwin. Visitation will be held one hour prior. Interment will follow later that afternoon at the Northern Wisconsin Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in Spooner. O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Baldwin assisted the family with arrangements.
Ever since I watched the movie "Heartburn," I've wanted to know more about its heroine, based on Nora Ephron. In "Heartburn" Ephron is played by Meryl Streep and her husband Bernstein, is played by Jack Nicholson. They argue a lot, they eat a lot and finally they get divorced. In real life both have gone their varied ways, Ephron, now married to writer Nicholas Pileggi is a screen writer and a funny one.
David Bunge, 69, of Woodville, WI died accidentally Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at his home in Baldwin Township. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24 at Zion Lutheran Church in Woodville. Visitation is from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Saturday, and one hour prior to the service, all at the church. Burial in Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Woodville. Keehr Funeral Home of Spring Valley is handling arrangements.
Here's a bagful of books to get you started on an eclectic autumn reading program. Start with "Bitter Ocean: The Battle of the Atlantic 1939-1945," by David Fairbank White (Simon & Schuster, $26). For those of us who grew up with 1940s movies like "Action in the North Atlantic" (Bogart, Massey, Greenstreet, et al.) White's new book isn't exactly news. We remember the German U-Boats, and our Liberty Ships that brought precious cargo to Britain as it held out alone against the Axis. But for younger readers, "Bitter Ocean" is a fascinating study of the ravages of war.
When I was a wee tad, I went to the little movie house in town. I can't remember the feature, but I do remember a short subject that came on right after the RKO Pathe weekly news. The little movie starred Frank Sinatra, who was a big heartthrob in the 1940s. The plot went something like this: Sinatra comes out of a school building and overhears students at recess voicing racial and ethnic slurs. He lectures them about how tragic it is that we've just fought a war to end such stuff and now little kids are starting all over.