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Fred Dravis, age 74, of River Falls, died on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, at the Prescott Nursing and Rehabilitation Community in Prescott, Wis. Fred was born the son of Henry and Mary (Kuka) Dravis on March 28, 1936, in Prescott. He was a graduate of Prescott High School with the class of 1954. Fred served in the Army from 1955-1958. He worked as a safety engineer in the insurance industry for many years. His career took him many places in the United States and abroad. On Dec.
Nellie "Nell" Schultz, age 88, of River Falls, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, at River Falls Area Hospital. She was born in River Falls on Dec. 4, 1921, daughter of James and Julia Blanche (Gillard) Penny. Nell was a very active person throughout her life. From 1963 to 1970 she was an over-the-road truck driver and she drove mobile homes from Indiana through the ALCAN Highway all the way to Alaska. She was a pioneer, a feisty, fearless and wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, friend, and faithful servant of God.
Harvey Johnson, age 90, of River Falls, passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, surrounded by his family at Comforts of Home in River Falls. He was born in River Falls on August 9, 1920, son of John and Minnie (Deal) Johnson. Harvey was united in marriage to Irene Scott on May 22, 1942. This union was blessed with eight children. Harvey entered into the Army at the age of 22 and was stationed in Colorado.
Funeral services for Robert "Bob" Wennblom will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Graceville. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, at Larson Funeral Home in Graceville with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the services at the church on Wednesday. Father David Breu will be officiating. Pallbearers will be Dustin Sterling, Mathew Wendorf, Jim Ludowese, David Alberts, Charles Frevert, Dennis Pullis, Elton Jones, and Gary Haugen.
George Timmerman, 95 Died Nov. 7, 2010 George Ellwood Timmerman, age 95, of River Falls, died on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, at Our House Assisted Living in River Falls. The son of John and Verra Timmerman, George was born on Nov. 21, 1914, in Morrison, Ill. His family moved to River Falls from Monticello, Minn., in 1929, and soon thereafter George moved to western Illinois to take a job with relatives on a Mississippi River dredge. He worked on the river until he joined the United States Army in September 1941. He served five years in the U. S.
Juliet Agnes Aamodt Dandy, age 98, of Spring Valley, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, at the Spring Valley Health Care Center. Juliet was born Feb. 2, 1912, the daughter of Albert and Estel (Ertel) Marker at Lawton, in Martell Township, Wis. On Oct. 15, 1931, Juliet married Lyle Aamodt at Minneapolis, Minn. They were blessed with three children: Arland, Luverne, and Lucille. They farmed in Gilman Township from 1931 until 1957 when they left the farm and moved to Martell Township. Juliet then worked for Smeads in River Falls for several years. Lyle died in 1979.
Linda Jean Bevington Dusek passed away Nov. 4, 2010 of a short-term illness. Linda was born Sept. 11, 1951, to Leonard and Mary (Kolling) Bevington in River Falls. She has one sister, Mary Gail Altman of Woodville. She graduated from River Falls High School and later in life went to art school. Her interest was horses to sketch. She was an excellent artist. She has three sons, Richard, Robert, and Joseph Peter (deceased) from a previous marriage. She married John Dusek of River Falls.
Bernard R. "Bernie" Johnson, age 87, of Beldenville, died peacefully at the Ellsworth Care Center on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010. Born Oct. 5, 1923, to Jenny (Larson) Johnson, he was raised and lived his life in rural Beldenville.
Ralph Chilson, age 87, of Spring Valley, died Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, at Spring Valley Health Care Center. Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 1, at Keehr Funeral Home, Spring Valley, with Rev. D. Peter Friberg officiating. Visitation will be from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the funeral home prior to the service on Monday. Keehr Funeral Home, Spring Valley, is handling arrangements.
Katherine Elizabeth King of 425 Chinworth Court, Warsaw, Ind., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, at 4:45 a.m., at Gardens of Lake City, Warsaw, at the age of 95. She was born on Jan. 25, 1915, in Washtucna, Wash., to the late Joseph Gareth Crosby and Amelia (Rogers) Crosby. On August 8, 1940, she was married to George Donald King, who died in 2006. Katherine graduated from Lewis & Clark High School in Spokane, Wash. She then attended Whitworth College in Spokane, and later attended Washington State University receiving her BA in 1941.