James R. Wells

2-19-14) James R. Wells, 86, of Leon, died Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at his home.


A funeral service will be held Sunday at 1 p. m. at Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, with Reverend Don Ehler officiating. Burial will be at a later time in Leon Cemetery.
Family and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Saturday from 3 p. m. until 7 p. m. and at the funeral home on Sunday from 12 noon until time of services. Online condolences may be offered at www. schanhoferfh.
The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

Josephine Halik

2-18-14)  Josephine Halik,  86, of Black River Falls, died Tuesday at Black River Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 11:00 AM, Friday at Trout Run United Methodist Church, rural Black River Falls. Burial will be in Hatfield Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5-7 PM, Friday at Torgerson Funeral Home in Black River Falls. Friends may also call for from 10:00 AM until the time of services at the church on Friday.

Darryl W. Humphrey

2/17/14) Darryl W. Humphrey, 78, of Pigeon Falls, WI/formerly of York, WI, passed away Monday, February 17, 2014, at Pigeon Falls Healthcare Center, Pigeon Falls.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, February 20, 2014, 1:00 p. m. at New Hope Lutheran Church, Northfield, WI. Reverend David Johnson will be officiating. Burial will be held at a later date.

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

Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home of Hixton is assisting the family with arrangements.

Online condolences are available at www. jensenmodjeskifuneralhome. com.

Louise J. Lecheler

2/17/14)  Louise J. Lecheler, 91, of La Crosse and formerly of Arcadia died on Saturday, February 15, 2014, at Bethany Riverside Nursing Home.

Louise was born on August 28, 1922, to Joseph and Lucia (Brahy) Hinderks in St. Paul, MN. She graduated from South St. Paul High School in 1940. Louise worked for many years at the office of Swift & Co. in South St. Paul.

On May 13, 1961, she married Arnold G. Lecheler at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in St. Paul. They lived to Elmwood, WI, and then moved to Arcadia in 1965. Louise was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, the P. C. C. W. and the American Legion Auxiliary. She loved her plants, cross word puzzles, feeding the birds, baking, and was an avid Green Bay Packer fan.

Louise is survived by her children: Ruth (James) Moore of Rancho Muieta, CA, Linda (Robert) Skroch of Arcadia, Brent (Doreen) Lecheler of Mechanicsburg, PA, Elizabeth (Sean) Spencer of Kathleen, GA, Thomas (Lori) Lecheler of La Crosse; grandchildren: Jon (Stephanie) Skroch, Jenna (fiancé, Cory Cobb) Skroch, Samuel, Nicholas, and Joseph Lecheler; great granddaughter, Lauren Skroch; special nieces: Mary Jo Pechacek, Sara Schmitz, and Peg Benesh. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and two brothers: Conrad and Joseph Jr.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2014, at 12:30 PM at Holy Family Parish with Rev. Sebastian Kolodziejczyk officiating. Friends may call on Wednesday from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Wozney-Killian Funeral Home where there will be a 7:00 PM prayer service followed by a rosary. Friends may also call on Thursday from 11:30 AM until the time of services at the church. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery in rural Arcadia. Memorials may be directed to "Family Wishes". The family would like to thank the staff at Bethany Riverside for taking such good care of Mom.

Wozney-Killian Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www. wozneykillian. com.

Judith A. Giese

Judith A. Giese, age 64, of rural Whitehall, died on Sunday, February 16, 2014 in the Gundersen Tri-County Hospital in Whitehall.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 11:00 a. m. in Peace Lutheran of Pigeon Falls with burial in the Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery both in Pigeon Falls.

Visitation will be Friday, February 21, 2014 from 4-7 p. m. in the Jack Funeral Home in Whitehall and also one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturrday.

Arlene B. Brown

Arlene B. Brown, 90, of Black River Falls, WI, passed away Thursday, February 13, 2014, at Family Heritage Care Center, Black River Falls, while under the care of Black River Memorial Hospice.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 11:00 a. m. at Evangelical Lutheran Church, Black River Falls. Reverend Eric Bakken will be officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Black River Falls.

Family and friends are invited for visitation Tuesday, from 9:30 a. m. until the time of the service at the church.

St. Black River Falls, Black River Memorial Hospice, 711 W. Adams St. Black River Falls, or Jackson County Interfaith Caregivers, PO Box 354, Black River Falls.

Buswell Funeral Home of Black River Fall is assisting the family with arrangements.