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Lorraine Elizabeth Marie Thoner, age 80, of Ellsworth, Wis., died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at United Hospital, St. Paul, Minn. Lorraine was born on Nov. 18, 1929, in Stockholm, Wis., the daughter of Robert and Ruth (Anderson) Hjerpe. Lorraine's family lived in Washington, D.C., as her father was in the Secret Service for a period of time. When Lorraine was 9, her mother died; Lorraine then went to live with her aunt and uncle, Roy and Edna Hjerpe back in Ellsworth, where they lived at the Ellsworth Bakery. She was a 1947 graduate of Ellsworth High School. On Sept.
Kenneth D. Hall, age 71, of River Falls, Wis., formerly of North St. Paul, Minn., passed away Nov. 25, 2009. Graveside services at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 25, at Fort Snelling National Cemetery (Assembly Area #2). Gathering of family and friends for memorial luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at Gulden's Restaurant, 2999 Highway 61, Maplewood, Minn., following service at Fort Snelling. Preceded in death by parents, Clarence and Estella; brother, Cory. Survived by brothers, Robert (Susan) and Larry (Rosemary); and many beloved nieces and nephews.
St. Croix County's agricultural agent, Lee Milligan, 55, passed away Sunday, Jan. 10. Milligan had been in Sacred Heart Hospital since Jan. 1 following an appendectomy and then twisted bowel surgery. According to an Extension email, Milligan took a turn for the worse over the weekend and died Sunday evening. Milligan, a Baldwin resident, is survived by his wife, Debra and daughters, Kari and Krista. Funeral arrangements are with OConnell Funeral Home in Baldwin. A celebration of life will be Friday, Jan. 15, at Faith Community Church, 777 Carmichael Road, Hudson.
Lee Milligan, age 55, of Baldwin, St. Croix County Agricultural Agent, peacefully went to his Lord Sunday, Jan. 10, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire. A Celebration of Life for Lee Milligan will be 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 15, at Faith Community Church, 777 Carmichael Rd., Hudson. Burial will be in the Long Lake Lutheran Cemetery near Rice Lake. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home in Baldwin and one hour prior to the service at church on Friday. Memorials are preferred.
Gordon Ralph Condit, 91, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, after a well-lived life. He was born in Spring Valley, Wis., on Feb. 22, 1918, the only child of Litta Fern Springer Condit and Ralph George Condit. He was married to Maxine Retrum on August 3, 1946, in River Falls, Wis. They lived in Crossett, Ark., and DeRidder, La., before moving to Lake Charles, La., in 2000. Gordon went to school in Spring Valley until moving to River Falls, where he graduated from high school in 1936. He was active in sports such as football and loved canoeing on the rivers in Wisconsin.
Harris M. Samb, 89, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, at American Heritage Care Center in Hammond. Harris was born Feb. 7, 1920, in the town of Gilman to Martin and Nora (Gregerson) Samb. He was a graduate of Spring Valley High School, class of 1938. In 1939, he bought a trucking business. This trucking business was put on hold when he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force on Jan. 9, 1942. He served his country during World War II for three and a half years. Three years of that time, he was overseas in Africa and Italy (China Burma India Theatre) with Gen.
Lenore (nee Lee) Dunbar-Johnson, age 85, River Falls, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, at the Regina Medical Center, Hastings. Lenore was born on Oct. 2, 1924, the daughter of Leonard and Clara (Herum) Lee. She married John Dunbar and later Lowell "Lars" Johnson. Lenore enjoyed reading, playing cards, traveling and quilting. Lenore is survived by her daughter, Karen (Keith) Haas, River Falls, Wis.; four grandchildren, Ronald (Tootie) Haas, Douglas (Brenda) Haas, Louise (Michael) Hutter, Laura (Kevin) Bauer; six great-grandsons and two great-great-grandsons.
Terrence Glenn "Terry" Phillipps, age 44, of Spring Valley, Wis., and formerly of Prescott, Wis., died on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at United Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. Terry was born August 12, 1965, in Hudson, Wis., to Glenn Franklin and Audrey Lorraine (Corcoran) Phillipps. Terry attended school in Prescott, and then River Falls High School, where he graduated from the class of 1986. Terry was a Green Bay Packers fan who also enjoyed board games, card games, playing 6-5-4, drawing cars and trucks, playing Bingo, and writing short stories. Terry just loved being involved!!
Dugan Larson, age 87, died peacefully Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, surrounded by family, at the Lutheran Home in River Falls, Wis. He had suffered from Alzheimer's disease for the past four years. Dugan was born on June 5, 1922, in Superior, Wis., to George C. "Dugan" and Hilda (Carlquist) Larson Sr. He moved to North Hudson at the age of three and eventually to River Falls where he graduated from high school in May 1940 and attended two years of college at the University. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942, during World War II.
Eugene "Gene" Cudd, age 79, of Hudson, Wis., and formerly of River Falls, Wis., passed away peacefully at his residence on Jan. 1, 2010. He began the new year in Heaven with the love of his life, Clarice. Gene was born Oct. 17, 1930, in Beldenville, Wis., to parents John Huntley Cudd and Hannah Louise (Johnson) Cudd. Gene attended school in River Falls. Gene honorably served his country in the Army during the Korean War. Gene would be united in marriage to Clarice Ann Hanvelt on April 28, 1951, at a ceremony at St. Bridget's Catholic Church in River Falls.