Obituaries

ELAINE VIOLA KNOW        Elaine Viola (Nelson) Know, 87, of Black River Falls, WI, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022, at Bethany St. Joseph’s Care Center, La Crosse, WI.      She was born Oct. 26, 1935, to Paul T. and Hildur (Backlund) Nelson in Eureka, CA. She was the second of five children...
PATRICIA MARIE (DISCHER) HOOD      Patricia Marie (Discher) Hood, 81, passed away at home in Fairchild, WI, Nov. 20, 2022, after a long battle with cancer. Pat was born Oct. 30, 1941, in Chicago, IL, to Eugene and Druella (Finley) Discher.       She graduated from Black River Falls High School in...
  WILMA WYSS      Wilma June (Smith) Wyss, 84, passed away peacefully at home Dec. 15, 2022, after a short illness. Wilma was born in June of 1938 in Black River Falls, WI, to Clyde and Irene (Upton) Smith. Wilma grew up in Hixton, WI, and graduated from Hixton High School in 1956. She attended...
CRYSTAL NELSON      Crystal Charlotte Nelson, 89, of Black River Falls passed away Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. She was the daughter of Charles and Mammie Mavis. She married Vernon P. Nelson June 20, 1953. She was a farm wife most of her life. She enjoyed dancing, fishing and loved animals, especially her...
KAREN TORKELSON      Karen Jean Torkelson, age 81, passed away at the Grandview Care Center in Blair, WI, Dec. 19, 2022.       Karen was born July 17, 1941, to Algin and Frances (Schoengarth) Rierson. She attended Papoose Creek grade school and graduated from Black River Falls High School....
BEVERLY RESHEL      Beverly Reshel (Bunce), age 98, passed away Friday, Dec. 16, 2022, in City Point. Bev was born on April 1, 1924, in Eau Claire, WI, to LaRoy and Charlotte (Flood) Bunce and grew up in Hatfield before moving to City Point with her husband, Clarence Reshel. They had five children...
EINO T. KASKI      Eino T. Kaski, 65, of Crystal Falls, MI, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022, at Bellin Hospital, Green Bay, WI.      Eino was born May 27, 1957, in Claire, MI, son of the late Donald and Sandra (Traver) Kaski.      He acquired many lifelong friends through the many schools he...
BETTY SCHWARTZ      Betty Schwartz, 91, of Merrillan passed away at her home Dec. 9, 2022.      A graveside service and burial will be held Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022, at the Oakwood Cemetery in Merrillan, Wisconsin.                 The Torgerson’s Funeral Home of Black River Falls is entrusted with...
MATEEL (TEEL)  ROUSEY HASS        Mateel (Teel) Rousey Haas, 98, of Overland Park, KS, passed away Dec. 8, 2022, at her home with family at her side.      Teel was born July 27, 1924, in Hays, KS, to William and Dorothea Rousey. Teel grew up in Alma Center, WI, where she graduated from high school...
WILLIAM GERALD “JERRY” HUMPHREYS      William Gerald “Jerry” Humphreys of Marshfield, WI, and formerly from Hixton, WI, passed away peacefully Dec. 9 surrounded by his family.      Jerry was born Dec. 21, 1944, in Black River Falls to William and Marian (Beirne) Humphreys. Jerry was raised in the...

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