Obituaries

Shelly L. Coenen, 22 of Tomah and formerly of New Richmond, died on Monday, November 16, 2015. A Memorial Service will be held on November 27, 2015, 6:00 P.M. at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, 801 E. Monowau St. Tomah. Pastor Plowman will officiate. Burial will be at a later date in the Wyeville Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited for a time of visitation at the funeral home on Nov. 27 from 4:00 P.M. until the time of the service. Online condolences may be given at www.sonnenburgfamilyfh.com

Zelda Janke, 79, of Alma Center, died Sunday, November 22, 2015 at Pine View Care Center in Black River Falls. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Wednesday, November 25, 2015, at Grace Lutheran Church in Alma Center. Burial will follow in East Lawn Cemetery in Alma Center. Friends may call from 10:00 AM until the time of services at the church on Wednesday. Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home in Hixton is assisting the family.

Wayne Gail Thurston passed away on Saturday, November 21st surrounded by his adoring family. Visitation and services will be held on Wednesday, November 25th from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m at Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta. A military honors ceremony provided by VFW Post 2112 will be held at 6 p.m., with a celebration of life and fellowship meal immediately following. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sparta Food Pantry or the Salvation Army. Online condolences may be offered at www.schanhoferfh.com The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with arrangements.

OLIGNEY, Kevin, 56, of Hixton, died Friday, November 20, 2015 at Black River Memorial Hospital in Black River Falls.Arrangements are pending with Buswell Funeral Home in Black River Falls.

Carolyne Kay (Finch) Melbye, 73, of Sparta, died on Friday, November 20, 2015, in her home surrounded by her loving family after a courageous 4 month battle with cancer. A visitation and celebration of life will be held at Torgerson's Funeral Home in Black River Falls on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 from 3 to 6 p.m.