Obituaries

KERSTING, Kayleen, 77, of Black River Falls, died Wednesday, February 10, 2016, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire. Memorial services will be held in late summer. Torgerson Funeral Home in Black River Falls is assisting the family.
Lyla Mae Benjamin, 92 of Tomah passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at Mayo Health Systems Sparta.  A funeral service will be held on Monday, February 15, 2016, 11:00 A.M. at St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church, 525 Superior Ave., Tomah. Pastor William R. will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery.  Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, 801 E. Monowau Street, Tomah and at the church on Monday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service. Online condolences may be given at www.sonnenburgfamilyfh.com  
John Watson Roberts, age 78, passed away Monday, February 8, 2016 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, Texas. A memorial service will be held Thursday, February 25, 2016 at noon, at the Shamrock Community Church, Town of Manchester, rural Black River Falls. Reverand Terry Marg will be officiating. Burial, with military honors, will be held in the Shamrock Cemetery.  Family and friends are invited for visitiation Thursday, February 25, 2016, from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service at the church. Torgerson Funeral Home (715-284-4321) is assisting the family with arrangements. 
Maxine M. Slaby, 92, of Arcadia died on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at St. Michael's Assisted Living in Fountain City, WI. Maxine was born on June 12, 1923, in Arcadia to Aloysius and Caroline (Woychik) Slaby.Maxine attended St. Stanislaus Catholic School and Arcadia High School. She worked at Winona Knitting Mills. She lived in Winona until her retirement, when she moved back to Arcadia. She was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church all her life. Later she enjoyed her home at St. Joseph's Nursing Home in Arcadia and then at St. Michael's in Fountain City. Thanks to the staff who were a kind family to Maxine.Maxine is survived by one brother: Al (Darlene) Slaby of Waumandee; 2 nieces: Roxanne (Jeff) Anderson, Rosemary (Tim) Burt; 2 nephews: Joe (Jenny) Slaby, Paul (Barb) Slaby; 13 great nieces and nephews and 3 great great niece and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and 4 siblings in infancy.Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016, at 11:00 AM at Holy Family Parish with Rev. Sebastian Kolodziejczyk officiating. Friends may call from 10:00 AM until the time of services at the church. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery in rural Arcadia.Wozney-Killian Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.wozneykillianfh.com.
Mary Alice Boehm, age 89, of Altoona, formerly of Whitehall, died on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 in Grace Edgewood Assisted Living in Altoona. Arrangements are pending with the Jack Funeral Home in Whitehall.
Bruce Storkel, 82, of Warrens, died Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Tomah Rehabilitation Center. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016, 2:00 P.M. at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, 801 E. Monowau St. Tomah, WI. Pastor Phillip M. Enderle will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Memorial Garden. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home from 12 Noon until the time of the service. Online Condolences may be sent to www.sonnenburgfamilyfh.com