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Ramona Johnson Pagel, of Neenah, age 70, died peacefully surrounded by her family and friends at Cherry Meadows Hospice following a short battle with cancer. Mona was born on May 10, 1940, in Minneapolis, daughter of the late Leonard M. and Bernice L. (Anderson) Johnson. Mona graduated from River Falls High School in 1958. She then graduated from Stout State College in 1962 with a degree in home economics and was a sister in the Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority. Mona taught home economics in Berlin, Wis., for two years and then on June 27, 1964, she married Ken J. Pagel in River Falls.
George "Bob" R. Schoeneck, age 89, of River Falls, passed away on Monday, August 16, 2010, at the Lutheran Home in River Falls. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 18, at Cashman-Hill Funeral Home in River Falls. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral at the funeral home on Wednesday. Cashman-Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services of River Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.
DeLoris Emma Clay, affectionately called "Lolly," 82 years old, of River Falls, Wis., formerly of Shakopee, Minn., died Friday, August 13, 2010, at Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville, Minn. DeLoris was born Nov. 23, 1927, in Shakopee, the daughter of Oscar and Bertha (Mueller) Siedow. She married John H. Clay on June 16, 1951, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Shakopee. She worked as a dental technician for Dr.
Kenneth Wall, age 95, formerly of Ellsworth, passed away on August 13, 2010, at the Baldwin Care Center. Funeral services will be 12 p.m. (noon) Tuesday, August 17, at Hill Funeral Home in Ellsworth with Reverend Shelly Lyksett officiating. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services on Tuesday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.hillfuneralservice.com . Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Ellsworth is assisting the family with arrangements.
Allan Dale Buttenhoff passed away after a lengthy battle with leukemia. Al was born July 24, 1937, in Melrose, Wis., son of Alfred and Dorothy Buttenhoff. He grew up in North Bend, Wis. He graduated from the Melrose, Wis., high school in 1955. He was a member of the U.S. Air Force from 1956 to 1962, serving some of that time in Japan. He married Sandra (Henjum) June 13, 1964, and a year later they moved to River Falls, Wis., where they have made their home for the past 46 years. Al loved living in River Falls and he loved all the friends he made bowling, fishing, golfing and farming.
Jacob S. "Jake" Benesh, age 22, of Stillwater, passed away suddenly as a result of a motorcycle accident on August 6, 2010. A Celebration of Jake's life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 13, at Rockpoint Church, 5825 Kelvin Ave. N. (Hwy 36 and Keats), Lake Elmo, Minn. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Bradshaw Celebration of Life Center, 2800 Curve Crest Boulevard (NW corner of Hwy 36 &Co Rd 5), Stillwater, and one hour prior to celebration at church on Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorials are welcomed to family to support Jake's passions.
Myrtle L. Kuechler, age 103, of Eagan, Minn., passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 7, 2010. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 12, at Cashman-Hill Funeral Home in River Falls with Father Gerald Harris officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Herbster Community Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to donor's choice. Cashman-Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services of River Falls, 225 S. 3rd St., River Falls, Wis., is assisting the family with arrangements.
Aloha Joan Hovde, age 82, of River Falls, died Friday, August 6, 2010, at the Kinnic Long Term Care Center in River Falls. Aloha was born Feb. 20, 1928, in Troy Township to Ben and Nelle Hovde. She graduated from River Falls High School and the Wisconsin State College in River Falls. She began her teaching career in Ellsworth; she also taught at Eastern Heights and finished her 43 year career at Carver School in Maplewood. She loved to travel; she had been to seven different countries including several trips to Norway.
Geraldine Ann Friederichs, age 53, of River Falls, Wis., died peacefully on August 7, 2010, at Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater, Minn. Survived by loving husband, Steven Johnson; daughter, Lacey McAleavey; parents, Peter and Elaine Friederichs; siblings, Mae Jones, Douglas (Dorie) Friederichs and Theresa (David) Laidig; many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and extended relatives. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 11, at St. Bridget's Catholic Church in River Falls. Visitation 4-7 p.m.
Michael Eugene "Mike" Krieger, age 39 of Hammond, Wis., died suddenly and unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 4, 2010, at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis. Funeral services for Mike Krieger will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, August 9, at the Abundant Life Church, 896 Hwy 65, River Falls, Wis. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church and also from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home in Baldwin, Wis. Services are in the care of the O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Baldwin, 715-684-3434, www.connellfuneralhomes.com .