Obituaries

Andrew Scott Kneifl, age 43, of Sparta, WI, passed away in his home on Saturday, September 3, 2016.


Funeral Services will be held Friday, September 9, 2016, 12:00-Noon, at the Torkelson Funeral Home in Cashton, WI. Jim Edwards will officiate. Burial will follow in the Burns Cemetery, rural Bangor. Family and friends are invited for visitation Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the Torkelson Funeral Home in Cashton. Online condolences may be offered at www.torkelsonfuneralhome.com.

Inez V. Rude, age 96, of Blair, died on Sunday, September 4, 2016 in the Grand View Care Center in Blair.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 12, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. in Blair Lutheran Church East with burial in the Rest Haven Cemetery both in Blair. Friends may call one hour prior to the service.

The Jack Funeral Home in Blair is assisting the family with arrangements.

Delores “Lori” Young, 81, of Independence, crossed over into the arms of Jesus Monday evening, September 5, 2016 at Gundersen Tri-County Hospital in Whitehall, Wisconsin.


Lori was born April 27, 1935 in Little Falls Township, Monroe County, Wisconsin, to Charles and Olga (Bakko) Sanders.
After graduating from Melrose High School, Lori worked at Northwestern Mutual Insurance in Milwaukee. Lori left Milwaukee to marry Bert Young and start a family. Their first home was in Black River Falls, Wisconsin until they moved to the Young Family Farm in rural Sparta. Bert drove long-haul truck for Janesville Auto Transport until his death in 1982. Lori was the consummate ‘stand-by-your-man’ trucker’s wife-- ready with a hot meal regardless of the time he came in off the road.
After the kids were raised, Lori became employed as a housekeeper at Fort McCoy where she retired in 2006 due to health issues. She took enormous pride in her work keeping the officer’s quarters meticulous.

Brian Christopherson, age 49 of Melrose/ Northbend died Wednesday.

Funeral services for Brian Christopherson will be Tuesday at 2pm at South Beaver Creek Lutheran Church. Visitation will be at the church on Monday from 5-8pm and also for an hour prior to the services on Wednesday.

Mark A. Abbott, 44, of Warrens, WI, passed away Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, WI.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 1:00 p.m., at Buswell Funeral Home, Black River Falls, WI. Reverend Terry Marg will be officiating. Burial will be held at a later date.

Family and friends are invited for visitation Tuesday, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Buswell Funeral Home of Black River Falls, WI, is assisting the family with arrangements.