Donald Alfred Gierok, age 76, of Hixton, Wisconsin, passed away Monday, December 14, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. Funeral arrangements are pending with Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home.

James A. Reisinger, 82, of Sparta, passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at Rolling Hills Nursing Home, Sparta. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 19, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Sparta, with Fr. Jerome Patric officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Family and friends are invited to gather at St. Patrick's Catholic Church on Saturday, from 10 a.m. until the hour of Mass. Online condolences may be offered at The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

Shannon Tesar, age 35, of Tomah, Wisconsin, departed from this Earth December 14, 2015. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 3:00 p.m. at the Torkelson Funeral Home in Tomah.Online condolences and memorials may be offered at

Genevieve Teresa (Samz) Jensen, age 91, of Tomah, Wisconsin, passed away December 14, 2015, at the Morrow Memorial Home in Sparta, WI. A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, January 9, 2016, 10:30 a.m. at the Queen of the Apostles Parish at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Tomah. Father Clayton Elmhorst will officiate. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Family and friends are invited for visitation Saturday, January 9, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at the church. The Torkelson Funeral Home of Tomah is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be given at

Donna M. Costner, age 45, of Abbotsford, formerly of Black River Falls, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at her home. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held on Thursday, December 17 starting at 4:00 pm at Donnas' home in Abbotsford. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Colby is entrusted with the arrangements. Donna was born on September 16, 1970, the daughter of Bob and Donna Mae (Slack) Costner in San Diego, CA. She was united in marriage to Norberto "Beto" Pacheco Santos on December 22, 2009 in Neillsville. Donna went to Cosmetology School and most recently worked as a stylist at Cost Cutters in Medford. Her family was most important. Donna is survived by her husband, Beto of Unity; her two sons: Dustin Costner and Logan Waller-Costner both of Abbotsford; a sister, Claudia (Todd) Fields of Alma Center and two brothers: Clarence Costner of Payette, ID and Cory Costner of San Diego, CA; her father, Bob (Mary Lou) Costner of Casper, WY. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, many friends and her two dogs, Izzy and Coda. She was preceded in death by her mother, Donna Mae and her brother, John Costner. Family and friends may express condolences online at