Obituaries

Richard “Rich” L. Iverson, 59, of Onalaska, formerly of Cataract and Black River Falls, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2016. A Funeral Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 1, at the Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, with Rev. Randy Williamson officiating.Family and friends are invited to gather at the funeral home on Friday, from 4-8 p.m. Online condolences may be offered to Rich’s family at www.schanhoferfh.com The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.
Mildred “Millie” (Staves) Hill, 87, of Merrillan, Wisconsin died June 24, 2016 at Atrium Post-Acute Care Center, Black River Falls, Wisconsin. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 A.M. Monday June 27, 2016 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Alma Center with burial to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery on Fairview Road, Mentor Township. Friends may call at the church from 9:00 A.M. till time of service.Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home Hixton, Wisconsin, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Howard Shoemaker, age 88, formerly of Janesville, passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at home in Black River Falls. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 2, 2016 at Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home (128 S. Hoffman Street, Hixton, WI 54635). Burial with military honors will follow at East Lawn Cemetery in Alma Center. Friends and family may call from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Friday, July 1, 2016 at Jensen-Modjeski Funeral home and again from 10:00 a.m., Saturday, until time of service at the funeral home. Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home (715-963-2311) is assisting family with arrangements.
Kenneth W. Reinart, 72, of Sparta, died on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at the Mayo Clinic Health System, Sparta. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 24, 2016 at New Life Assembly of God Church, Sparta, with Reverend Randy Willamson officiating. Burial will be in Farmers Valley Cemetery, rural Sparta. Family and friends are invited to call at the church on Thursday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until time of services. Online condolences may be offered at www.schanhoferfh.com The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.
Gerald "Jerry" A. Ripp, 88, died Saturday, June 18, 2016 at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center – Tomah. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2016, 11:00 A.M. at the Queen of the Apostle's Parish at St. Mary's Church, 315 W. Monroe St. Tomah. Msgr Richard Gilles will officiate. Burial will be at a later date. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Queen of the Apostle's Parish at St. Mary's on Thursday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service. Online condolences may be sent to
Vernon L. Ziegler, 78, of Sparta, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016, at Gundersen Health Systems, La Crosse. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 22, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Sparta, with Fr. Jerome Patric officiating. Burial will be held at a later date in the church cemetery.Family and friends are invited to call at the Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, on Tuesday; from 5-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue on Wednesday, at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass. Online condolences may be offered to Vernon's family at www.schanhoferfh.com. The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.