Obituaries

Helen L. Schultz, 83 of Tomah passed away on Friday, December 19, 2014 at Close to Home, Tomah.  A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 10:00 A.M.  at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Tomah. Pastor Scott Mann and Pastor David Dahl will officiate.  Burial will be at 3:00 P.M. on Tuesday in the Hillside Cemetery, Ripon WI.  Relatives and friends are invited for visitation at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church on Monday from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M and at the church on Tuesday from 9:30 A.M. until the time of the service.  The Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.  Online condolences may be given at www.sonnenburgfamilyfh.com
Basil J. Koxlien, 91, of Taylor, WI, passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at Black River Falls Memorial Hospital, Black River Falls, while under the care of Black River Memorial Hospice. Funeral Services are pending. Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home of Hixton, WI, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Susan K. Amundson, age 64, of Eau Claire, died on Monday, December 15, 2014 in her home.  Arrangements are pending with the Jack Funeral Home in Whitehall.
Rufus C. Filla age 86, of Arcadia, WI died Sunday December 14, 2014 at Gundersen Tri- County Care Center in Whitehal, WI.  Rufus was born November 21, 1928 to Charles and Helen (Klimek) Filla in Lewis Valley rural Arcadia.On January 16, 1950 Rufus married Martha Gandera at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in North Creek. They were happily married for 48 years.       Rufus worked at A G Coop as a cheese and butter maker for 40 years. He was a member of the Arcadia Glencoe Fire department for 28 years, and during his tenure was the Department President. He was on the City of Arcadia City Counsel for 20 years and also served as counsel President during his tenure, a member of the Arcadia ambulance service,he was caretaker for Calvary Cemetery for a number of years and a member of the OLPH Church Counsel. Rufus was an avid deer hunter, and shot his trophy deer in 1987. He truly loved the outdoors and being in the woods.       Rufus is survived by 3 daughters; Sharon (Jim) Mikula of Marshfield, WI grandson; Chris, granddaughter; Gina (Bill) Hoffman great grandchildren; Haley, Jonah, Lucas, granddaughter; Meggan (John) Wingerter, great grandchildren; Benjamin, Thomas, Madeliene and William, Grandson; Andrew, daughter; Mary Jane (Steve) Gilkerson of Minnetonka, MN, granddaughter; Jill (Justin) Marthaler, great granddaughter Isla, grandson; Dan, daughter; Julie (Rick) Smith of Brookfield, WI, grandson;  Joe (Samantha), great grandson; Ethan, granddaughter; Jamie (Jason) Rogers, great grandchildren; Abigail and Alaina, grandson; Stephen, granddaughter; Tracy, 3 Sons; Thomas (Tammy)  Filla of Fontana, Calf, granddaughter Jackie Ann, grandson; Chad (Candace), great granddaughter; Brielle, granddaughter; Jennifer,  son; Daniel (Nancy) Filla of Arcadia, WI, grandson; Nic, granddaughter; Jessica (Neil) Becca, great grandchildren; Braylin and Kyedin,granddaughter ; Becca,  son; James Filla of Arcadia, WI, granddaughters Danielle, Rachael and MacKenzie, and a sister; Julia Sobotta of Arcadia, WI  Rufus was preceded in death by his parents, his wife; Martha, a granddaughter; Angela, 2 sisters; Verna and Betty Jane, a brother; Ted and a sister-in-law Bernice.       Mass of Christian burial will be held 1:00 PM Saturday December 20, 2014, at Holy Family Parish in Arcadia, WI Rev. Sebastian Kolodziejczyk will officiate. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Arcadia, WI. Friends may call from 4:00 until 8:00 PM with a Prayer Service at 7:00 PM Friday December 19, 2014 at Wozney-Killian Funeral Home and from Noon until 1:00 PM Saturday at the Church. Wozney-Killian Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.   
Ruth A. Powell, age 70, of Whitehall, died on Monday, December 15, 2014 in her home. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. in Saint John’s Catholic Church in Whitehall. Visitation will be Friday, December 19, 2014 from 4-7 p.m. in the Jack Funeral Home in Whitehall where a Christian prayer service will be held at 7:00 p.m. followed by a parish rosary.  Friends may also call one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.
Harold L. Hefner, age 76, of Tomah, Wisconsin, passed away Sunday, December 14, 2014, unexpectedly at his home.   A memorial service will be held Friday, December 19, 2014, 12:00 p.m. at the Torkelson Funeral Home in Tomah.  Pastor Edwin Stigen will officiate.  A private family burial will be held at the Mount Vernon Cemetery in Tomah.  Family and friends are invited for visitation Friday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.  The Torkelson Funeral Home of Tomah is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences are available at www.torkelsonfuneralhome.com.