Tuesday, January 23rd


Galen Roger Berg of Ettrick, Wisconsin passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 20, 2018, surrounded by his loving family at Marinuka Manor Nursing Home in Galesville, WI.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 29, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at French Creek Lutheran Church, rural Ettrick, WI. Pastor Anna Sorenson will be officiating. Burial will follow in the French Creek Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be held at French Creek Lutheran Church on Sunday, January 28, 2018, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the service.

Kratz Funeral Home – Portage is assisting with arrangements.


Clarence Schlinkert, age 96, of Neillsville, WI died Friday, January 19, 2018 at the Care and Rehab Center in Neillsville.

Clarence H Schlinkert was born on July 12, 1921 in Clark County, WI the son of William and Emma (Bieneck) Schlinkert. He attended St. John’s Lutheran School and graduated from Neillsville High School in 1941. He was employed at American Foods Condensery until it closed. He then worked in maintenance at Neillsville Memorial Medical Center. Clarence also had a hobby farm and helped local farmers with their crops. He was also the local handyman and repairman in the area, serving hundreds of people, whether it was painting or any other need they had. Clarence had a love for airplanes, whether building them or flying them. He also loved visiting and talking about the past. He was a wonderful man who would help anyone.

Clarence was a faithful life-time member of St.

Marcel M. Dejno, 85, of Independence, died Friday, January 19, 2018 at Dove Healthcare in Osseo.

Marcel was born October 28, 1932, in Independence, to Michael and Frances (Blaha) Dejno.

Marcel served in the U.S. Army during the Korea Conflict. He worked at Mobil Oil in Milwaukee and Taylor, Mich. until retirement in 1990. He then moved to Independence and worked at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church as a caretaker of the cemetery and later worked as a custodian at Western Technical College.

He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.

Marcel is survived by three children, Michael (Mary Schroeder) Dejno of Mayville, Nancy (Steve) Klabunde of Menomonee Falls and David (Kim Kasten) Dejno of Horicon; four brothers, Jerome Dejno of Milwaukee, Ronald (Pat) Dejno of New Berlin, Anthony (Kay) Dejno of Greensboro, Ga. and Michael (Jane) Dejno of Hudson; three sisters, Darlene Jelen-Sluga of Arcadia, Mary Ann (Delbert) Bloor of Muskego, Wis.

Norman E. Kowitz, 87, of Norwalk, WI, passed away Friday, January 20, 2018 at Rolling Hills Nursing Home in Sparta, Wisconsin. He was born August 3, 1930 to Clara and Ernest Kowitz. A celebration of Norman’s life will be on Thursday, January 25, 2018, 11:00 a.m. at the Norwalk Community Center. Pastor Bob Streeter will officiate. Burial will follow in the Pilgrims Home Cemetery outside of Norwalk. Family and friends are invited for visitation Wednesday, January 24, 2018, from 4 until 7 p.m. at the Norwalk Community Center. Family and friends are also invited for visitation Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the Norwalk Community Center. The Torkelson Page Smith Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences are available at www.torkelsonfuneralhome.com. Show original message

Robert “Bob” B. Frandsen Jr., 70, of Tomah, died Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at the Department of Veterans Affairs – Tomah.

A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, January 28, 2018, 2:00 P.M. at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, 801 E. Monowau St. Tomah. Military Honors will be by the Grassman-Larson-Sowle-Senz American Legion Post #201.

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 12 Noon until the time of the service. Online condolences may be sent to www.sonnenburgfamilyfh.com