Valerie L. Deguire

Valerie L. Deguire, age 73, of Necedah, Wisconsin, passed away Thursday, October 23, 2014, at the Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston, WI.

A Requiem Mass will be held Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 10:00 a. m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Necedah. Father Joseph Redfern will officiate. Burial will follow in the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Cemetery. Family and friends are invited for visitation Tuesday from 9:00 a. m. until the time of service at the church. The Torkelson Necedah Family Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. www. torkesonfuneralhome.

Cora Laura Emery

Cora Laura Emery, age 98, of Black River Falls, WI died on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Family Heritage Care Center while under the care of Black River Memorial Hospice.

Cora was born on January 4, 1916 in La Crosse, WI to John and Zenia (Post) Mullet. Cora was raised in La Farge, WI and later moved with her parents to Sparta, WI.

She married Vernon Emery on July 30, 1934 in Sparta. Following their marriage, the couple lived in Sparta, and then moved to Black River Falls in 1952. Vernon preceded Cora in death in 2000.

Cora worked for Jackson Box Factory and Dadco Pizza Plant. She also tended bar at First and Last Chance and Club Twelve Dinner Club for fifteen years. She was employed at Family Heritage Care Center in the laundry and housekeeping department for twelve years before retiring in 1980.

Cora is survived by, one son; Richard Emery of Black River Falls, two daughters, Geraldine Flood of Black River Falls and Barbara (Orville) Taylor both of Black River Falls, 6-grandchildren, 10-great grandchildren, and 8-great-great grandchildren. She is further survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Cora was preceded in death by, her husband, Vernon, parents, 1-daughter, Marlyn, 4-sisters, Mavis Staneck, Alvina Meyer, Beverly Shawley, and Charlotte Filter, and one daughter-in-law, Rose Mary.

Graveside memorial funeral services will be at 11 A. M.

Sullivan Cemetery in the Town of Brockway, Jackson County. Services will be conducted by Rev. Terry Marg. There will be no visitation.

Buswell Funeral Home (715-284-2231) of Black River Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to www. buswellfuneralhome. com.

Evelyn R. Bautch

Evelyn R. Bautch, 95, of Independence, died Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Clairemont Nursing and Rehabilitation, Eau Claire.


Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a. m. on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Independence, with burial in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.
Edison Funeral Home, Independence, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Gale K. Burkhalter

Gale K. Burkhalter, 66, of Kendall, died suddenly, October 19, 2014.

A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, October 23, 2014, 1:00 P. M. at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, Kendall. Pastor Steven Neumann will officiate. Burial will be in the South Ridge Lutheran Cemetery.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 4:00 P. M. until 8:00 P. M. at the church and on  Thursday from 12 Noon until the time of the service.

The Smith-Nelson Funeral Home, Wilton is assisting the family with the arrangements. www. sonnenburgfamily.

Bruce R. Harrison

Bruce R. Harrison, 80, of Bloomington, IL, and formerly of Wilton, died Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bloomington, IL.

A Graveside Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 10:00 A. M. at the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Wilton. Pastor Cindy Arndt will officiate. Military Honors will be by the Hanson-Stark-Leith-Paeth American Legion Post #201.

The Smith Nelson Funeral Home of Wilton is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Kevin K. Gebczyk

Kevin K. Gebczyk, age 57 of Tomah, WI passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014, at his home in Tomah.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 2:00 p. m. at the Torkelson Funeral Home in Tomah. Burial will follow in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Tomah, WI. Family and friends are invited for visitation Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 4:00 p. m. until 7:00 p. m. at the Torkelson Funeral Home in Tomah and from 1:00 p. m. until the time of service Wednesday at the funeral home. The Torkelson Funeral Home in Tomah is assisting the family with arrangements. www. torkelsonfuneralhome.