Obituaries

Charlene A. Peterson, age 65, of Whitehall, died on Friday, June 17, 2016 in the Gundersen Tri-County Hospital in Whitehall. Arrangements are pending with the Jack Funeral Home in Whitehall.
Samuel James Abbott, age 77, is celebrating today with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He passed away in his home Tuesday June 14th, 2016, from a massive heart attack.A Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, at New Life Assembly of God Church, Sparta, with Rev. Randy Williamson officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Cataract Cemetery.Family and friends are invited to call at New Life Assembly of God Church, Sparta, on Friday, from 5-7 p.m. and again at the church on Saturday, from 1 p.m. until the time of service. Online condolences may be offered to Sam's family at www.schanhoferfh.com. The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.
Harry R. Bishel, 74, of Humbird, WI, passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at Black River Fall Memorial Hospital, while under the care of Black River Memorial Hospice. A memorial service is pending. Buswell Funeral Home of Black River Falls is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences are available at www.buswelllfuneralhome.us.
Betty A. Burns, 84, of Ontario died Monday, June 13, 2016 at the Gundersen Lutheran Healthcare Center in LaCrosse. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2016 11:00 A.M. at the Grace Community Church, 100 Monroe St. Ontario, WI. Pastor Bruce A. Milleman will officiate. Burial will be at a later date. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Grace Community Church on Wednesday from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. and at the church on Thursday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service. The Smith-Nelson Funeral Home, Wilton is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.sonnenburgfamilyfh.com .
Karl M. Bock, 93 of Tomah, passed away Monday May 9th, 2016 at the VA Hospice in Tomah WI. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2016, 2:30 P.M. at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, 801 E. Monowau St. Tomah WI. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday from 1:30 until the time of the service. Burial will be at the Wood Cemetery, Town of Byron with military honors. Online condolences may be sent to www.sonnenburgfamilyfh.com
Alan Flicek, age 63, of Neillsville, WI died June 9, 2016 at the Clark County Rehabilitation and Living Center surrounded by his loving family. Alan was born on April 30, 1953 in Black River Falls, WI the son of Stanley and Arlene Flicek. He grew up on the family farm in Alma Center and graduated from Alma Center High School in 1971. He attended Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire after graduation. Alan met his wife, Cheri, in Eau Claire. They were married on June 9, 1971 in Hayward, WI. They moved to Neillsville and Alan worked for the city of Neillsville as a water operator for 37 years. Al enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with their children and grandchildren. They enjoyed spending summers at their trailer on Lake Ojaski in Chetek and traveling to Mexico and Florida. Al is survived by his wife, Cheri, their children, Chris (Michelle) Flicek of Green Bay, WI, Kari (Jacob) Feldman of LaCrescent, MN, grandchildren, Mason, Gracie and Logan of Green Bay, WI and Benjamin of LaCrescent, MN. Alan is further survived by his mother, Arlene Flicek of Black River Falls, WI, a sister, Carol Thomas of Black River Falls, WI, a brother-in-law, Bob Olson and sister-in-law, Marcy Olson both of La Crosse, WI and mother-in-law, Marlys Clow of La Crosse, WI along with nieces and nephews. Alan was preceded in death by his sister, Linda Greenwood, father, Stanley Flicek, father-in-law, Earl Clow and a brother-in-law, Joel Thomas A Memorial Service for Alan will be held at 6:00 p.m., Friday, June 24, 2016 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville, WI. Pastor Chad Anderson will officiate. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Friday, June 24th at the Gesche Funeral Home. Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com. The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Alan's family with Funeral arrangements.