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Wallace "Doc" John Kummet, age 85, of River Falls, died Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at Grace Health Care Center, River Falls. Doc was born on Nov. 27, 1925, in Rice Lake, Wis., the son of William and Exzillia (Crotteau) Kummet. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and later went on to become a chiropractor. Doc is survived by his sister Bette (Lawrence) Lewis, Rockford, Ill. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, and the Flanscha family. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Lea Vearn; sisters Phyllis and Elaine. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 6 p.m.
Judith Baird, age 69, of River Falls, died April 25, 2011, at United Hospital in St. Paul. No funeral services will be held.
Donna M. Frye, age 74, of Hudson, died on Saturday, April 30, 2011, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. She was born the daughter of Armand and Dorothy (Zelle) Marleau on May 23, 1936, in St. Paul. She was a graduate of Monroe High School in St. Paul. On Aug. 25, 1956, Donna was united in marriage to Eldon Frye at St. Peter's Catholic Church in North St. Paul. They would be blessed with three sons: Paul, Jim, and Mark. Donna worked as a bookkeeper for many years.
Donald E. "Donnie" Scholl, age 66, of Hudson, died peacefully Saturday, April 30, 2011, at his residence. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 5, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church with Fr. Gene Murphy officiating. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at St. Patrick's Catholic Church and 1 hour prior to the Mass at church on Thursday. Burial will be in the Willow River Cemetery in Hudson. Memorials are preferred. Funeral services have been entrusted to the O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson.
Beatrice "Bea" Catherine Richard, age 88, of River Falls, died on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at Grace Health Care (formerly Kinnic Long Term Care). She was born to Delbert and Mary Slyter on Nov. 25, 1922, in Bottineau, N.D. At the age of 12, Bea lost her mother in a tragic accident. Her father later married Emma Dolezal. Bea graduated from Bottineau High School and attended nursing school. Bea married Ernest "Ernie" Richard on May 16, 1944. After many happy years of farming in Dunseith and Souris, they moved to Bottineau where she worked as a nursing assistant at St. Andrew's Hospital.
Annabelle passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2011, at the Lutheran Home in River Falls. She was born to William and Mary (Webster) McAleavey in Pierce County, Wis., on June 2, 1915. She graduated from Ellsworth High School in 1933, then graduated from River Falls State Teachers College in River Falls, Wis. She taught country schools in Pierce County until her marriage to Marvin H. Hauth of Big River at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Clayfield, on June 12, 1940. She and Marvin made their home in River Falls.
Maxine I. Buck (Merriman), 82, of River Falls, passed peacefully Monday, April 25, 2011. Lovingly missed by children, Susan (Deane) Thompson, Patricia (Scott Plaster), Thomas (Barb), Kevin (Kathryn), and Joseph (Trish) Buck; grandchildren, Shani, Joshua, Collin, Frank, Jesse, Dylan, Kaila, Liam; great-grandson, Mason; sister, Ramona; brother, Everal "Bud"; twin, Max Merriman; and special family friend, Chuck Larson. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Paul.
Jeff Place, 56, went home to be with his Lord on April 28, 2011. He was born in River Falls to Carsten and Leona Place. Jeff graduated from River Falls High School. He was married to Donna (Yanish) Johnson on April 9, 1988. Jeff was currently employed by River Falls Tire. He served on the Ellsworth Area Ambulance Service from May 1981 to June 2002 and he served as a Boy Scout leader for many years. He was an active member of New River Assembly of God Church in Red Wing, Minn.
Margery L. Click, 74, of River Falls, Wis., died peacefully at her beloved home on April 26, 2011, after a long battle with a neurological degenerative disease. Her husband and children were by her side. Margery was born to Paul and Florence (Fox) Just in Spokane, Wash., on April 22, 1937. She grew up on a farm in Loon Lake, Wash., and graduated valedictorian from Deer Park High School in 1955. She married her high school sweetheart, Robert E. Click, on June 16, 1956.
Joan Marie Larson, age 58, of Ellsworth, died Monday, April 25, 2011, at United Hospital, St. Paul, Minn. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 29, at St. Francis Catholic Church, Ellsworth. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Hill Funeral Home, Ellsworth, and for 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Go to www.hillfuneralservice.com to extend an online condolence to the family. Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ellsworth is assisting the family with arrangements.