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.

Oliver A. Bade, Jr.

Oliver A. Bade, Jr. age 72, of Black River Falls, WI died Sunday, October 19, 2014 in the Black River Memorial Hospital while under the care of Black River Memorial Hospice.

Ollie was born in Winona, MN on February 25, 1942 to Oliver A. and Edna I. Balk) Bade, Sr.

He was raised in Buffalo, County, WI and graduated from Cochrane-Fountain City High School in 1960.

Following graduation, he attended the two year Normal Teaching Program in Alma, WI.

In March of 1969, Ollie married JoAnn Giebel in Reedsburg, WI. She preceded him in death in April of 1978. He married Theresa McDonel Kerr on January 31, 1981 in Black River Falls, WI.

His first teaching position was in 1963, in a one room school, in Abbotsford, WI. He came to Black River Falls in 1964 and taught seventh grade social studies for 29 years. He received his BA and MA Degrees while attending summer school and night classes.

Ollie’s passion was raising beef cattle on his farm in the Allen Creek Area of Adams Township.

He enjoyed going deer hunting, attending auctions and sporting events, antiques, coaching and participating in sporting events when he was younger.

Surviving are his wife, Tari, one son, Oliver (Moriah) Bade, III of Washington, Il, two daughters, Maria (Brian) Becker, Superior, WI and Angela Conaughton, North Carolina, one sister, Marguerite (Dean) Rosenow, Bloomington, MN and six grandchildren, Elizabeth, Ben, and Seth Becker, and Victoria, Oliver IV, and Caleb Bade.

In addition to his wife Joann, he was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial funeral services for Oliver A. Ollie” Bade, Jr. will be at 11 A. M. Friday, October 24, 2014 from the Black River Falls Evangelical Lutheran Church. Services will be conducted by Pastor Eric Bakken and private interment will be in Riverside Cemetery at a later date. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Friday from 9 A. M. until the time of services.

Memorials may be given to either the ALS Support Group of NW WI c/oCVBC, 531 E. South Av. Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 or to Black River Memorial Hospice.

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.