Viola Steen

90, of Osseo, died Friday at Mayo Clinic Health System-Eau Claire.

Funeral services will be 1:00 PM, Tuesday at South Beef River Lutheran Church in rural Osseo. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 PM Monday at Schiefelbein Funeral Home in Osseo. Friends may also call from 12:00 until the time of services at the church on Tuesday.

LaVern Barney Betthauser

1-16-14) LaVern “Barney” Betthauser, 87, of Oakdale, died Thursday, January 16, 2014 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse.

A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, January 20, 2014, 10:30 A. M. at St. Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Tomah. Father David Bruener will officiate. Burial will be in the Oakdale 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, Tomah and at the church on Monday from 9:30 A. M. until time of the mass.

A Parish Rosary will be held on Sunday at 4:00 P. M. at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be given to www. sonnenburgfamilyfh. com.

Jeanette C. Pederson

1-16-14) Jeanette C. Pederson, formerly Jeanette C. Misenko, age 91, of Black River Falls, WI died Wednesday, January 15, 2014 in Family Heritage Care Center in Black River Falls.

Memorial funeral services will be at 11 A. M. Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at Torgerson’s Funeral Home (715-284-4321) 408 N. Water St. Burial will be at a later date in Riverside Cemetery in Black River Falls. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 10 A. M. until the time of services.

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

Alta Slaby

1-16-14) Alta Slaby, age 82 passed away peacefully on January 15, 2014 surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on June 28, 1931 in Arcadia, WI to Emil and Eleanor Wolfe. Alta graduated from Arcadia High School in 1949 where special friends knew her as "Onions". She married Ephraim in 1950. They worked the family farm in Independence, WI for many years, where they raised four children.

Her lesson to her children was "You can’t get ahead by staying behind". She was always a hard worker who loved having projects. As a farmer, she drove tractor, raised animals, and had a huge garden. She loved sewing for her family and friends. We want to thank all the people that supplied her with sewing projects. She loved going for her long walks; listening, singing and dancing to country music; and most of all, spending time with her family. She taught her children "There is joy in good work".

Alta is survived by her brother, David (Archie) and Mary Jane Wolfe, sister Mary Lou and Luke Pientok, sister Cleo and very special friend Ralph Bisek. She is also survived by her family; daughter Susan and Gary Anderson, daughter Lois and Bob Krause, son Dan and Jodi Slaby and daughter Joyce Joy. She had eight grandchildren; granddaughter Heather and Ben Garwood, granddaughter Jennifer and Mike Rich, grandson Andrew and Kat Slaby, granddaughter Emily and Ryan Ockwig, grandson Joe Krause, granddaughter Danielle and Jon Ryan, grandson Bill Krause and Megan Flynn, and grandson Daniel Anderson. She had two very special great-granddaughters; Matilda Ockwig and Susan Slaby (with many more to come).

She was preceded in death by her husband Ephraim Slaby and two sisters Rita Rumpel and Armela Hanson.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a. m. Monday, January 20, 2014 at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Independence, with Very Rev. Woodrow H. Pace officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p. m. Sunday at Edison Funeral Home, Independence, and one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.

Memorials may be directed to SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church.

www. edisonfuneralhome.

Mavis Elaine Smith

1-16-14) Mavis Elaine Smith, age 88, of Whitehall, died on Thursday, January 16, 2014 in her home.

Memorial services will be held on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 11:00 a. m. in Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church with burial in the Lincoln Cemetery both in Whitehall.

Visitation will be Sunday, January 19, 2014 from 4-6 p. m. in the Jack Funeral Home in Whitehall and also one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.

Gordon Tweed

Gordon Tweed, 81, of Northfield, WI, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at his home, while under the care of Black River Memorial Hospice, Black River Falls, WI.

Funeral services, with military honors, will be held Sunday, January 19, 2014, 1:00 p. m. at Upper Pigeon Creek Lutheran Church, Northfield, WI.   Reverend David Christianson will be officiating. Burial will be held at a later date.

Family and friends are invited for visitation, Saturday, January 18, 2014, from 4:00 p. m. until 7:00 p. m. at Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home, Hixton, WI.

Family and friends are also invited for visitation Sunday, from 12 noon until the time of the service at the church.