Berniece M. Matson

8/28/14) Berniece M. Matson, age 93, of Taylor, died on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 in her home.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 1, 2014 at 11:00 a. m. in the Taylor Lutheran Church in Taylor. Burial will be in the Trempealeau Valley Lutheran Cemetery in rural Taylor. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. The Jack Funeral Home in Blair is assisting the family with arrangements.

Velma R. Overby

8/28/14) Velma R. Overby, age 95, of Black River Falls, WI and formerly of Tomah, WI died Wednesday, August 27, 2014 in her daughter’s home in the Town of Manchester, Jackson County.

Memorial funeral services will be at 2:30 P. M. Sunday, August 31, 2014 at Torgerson’s Funeral Home (715-284-4321) 408 N. Water St. Burial will be at a later date in the Hatfield Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 1 P. M. until the time of services at 2:30 P. M.

www. torgersonfuneralhome.

John E. Thoma

8/29/14) John E. Thoma, age 72, of Whitehall, died on Thursday, August 28, 2014 in the Lakeview Health Center in West Salem.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 10:30 a. m. in Saint John’s Catholic Church with burial in the Lincoln Cemetery both in Whitehall. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. The Jack Funeral Home in Whitehall is assisting the family with arrangements.

Grace June Konish

8/31/14) Grace June Konish, 62 of Tomah, passed away at her home on Saturday, August 30, 2014.

A celebration of Grace’s life will be held Thursday, September 4, 2014, from 4-8 p. at the Torkelson Funeral Home in Tomah. Burial will follow at a later date. The Torkelson Funeral Home of Tomah, WI, is assisting the family with arrangements. www. torkelsonfuneralhome.

Sharon K. Suchla

8/31/14) Sharon K. Suchla, 62, of Winona, formerly of Independence, died unexpectedly Thursday, August 28, 2014 at her home.

Sharon was born on September 20, 1951 in Arcadia, WI to Ralph and Dorothy (Klimek) Suchla. She attended and graduated from Independence Public Schools. After graduation from Stout State University in Menomonie, WI, Sharon began teaching in 1973 in Wisconsin Rapids and then moved to Winona in 1974 where she began her 37 year career with ISD #861. She began as a home economics teacher, teaching Winona youngsters the fine art of making sticky breakfast rolls and egg Mc Suchla’s. At the urging of then superintendent, Dr. Lee Brittenham, Sharon went on to obtain her Master’s degree at Winona State University and became an administrator with the school district, first as Dean of Students and later as Principal of the Winona Middle School. She retired in 2011 and was happily pursuing her hobbies of traveling with friends, selling ‘anything she could make a buck on’ on Ebay, volunteering at the Salvation Army and chasing the elusive Royal Flush at local casinos. She is survived by and will be sorely missed by her brother Roger of Arcadia, sister Sandra of Winona, sister-in-law Virg of Arcadia and niece Stacy (fiancé Price Kopp) Suchla of Onalaska. She is further survived by many relatives and friends. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Robert (Bob) Suchla.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a. m. Saturday, September 6, 2014 at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Independence. Visitation will be from 9-11 a. m. at the church. The Foundation for Winona Area Public Schools, SS Peter and Paul Church Restoration Fund or a local humane society of the donor’s choice. www. edisonfuneralhome.

Avis Olson

8-26-14) Avis Olson, 85, of Pigeon Falls, died Friday at Pigeon Falls Health Care Center.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Tuesday at New Hope Lutheran Church in Northfield, WI. Burial will be in Northfield Lutheran Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5-8 PM Monday at Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home in Hixton. Friends may also call from 10:00 AM until the time of services at the church on Tuesday.