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Area Obituaries

WILLIAM CARSLEY

William S. Carsley, 93, of Comstock, died on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at Care and Rehab-Cumberland. He was born July 27, 1928 in Cumberland, WI to Leslie and Grace (Hummel) Carsley, and was raised on a dairy farm in Comstock. After graduating from Cumberland High School he served with the US Army in Germany as…

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JACQUELINE HEMLER

Jackie P. Hemler, age 80, of Turtle Lake, WI passed away at Regions Hospital on August 15, 2021 with her family by her side. Jackie was born July 6, 1941, the daughter of Jacob and Paula Hemler, in Wabasha. Jackie was united in marriage to Richard Bazey May 1961. They made their home in Minnesota,…

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DEBORAH PENBERTHY

Deborah Jean Penberthy, 62, of rural Luck, WI, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 6, 2021. Deborah was born in St Croix County, WI to Harold and Frances Bos on February 10, 1959. Deborah was a loving mother and stepmother to her six children and devoted life partner for twenty- two years to Leland Harr,…

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CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR CARL MOLLS

A Celebration of Life will be held in honor of Carl Henry Molls at Spare Time Bowl Party Room, Saturday, August 21, 2021, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Spare Time Bowl is located at 440 Industrial Avenue, Turtle Lake, WI, behind the Holiday gas station

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RICHARD NELSON

Richard R. Nelson passed away on August 15, 2021 at the age of 85, in Turtle Lake, WI. He was surrounded by his loving family. Richard was born in Black River Falls, WI to his parents, Juel and Esther Nelson and raised in the Hixton, WI area. Richard worked for the BNSF Railway for 43…

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JULIA FREITAG

Julia Elaine Freitag, 84, of Cumberland died Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 31, 1936, in Almena, WI to Michael and Agnes (Kolba) Wanzong. Julia graduated from Turtle Lake High School in 1954. She was married in Zion Lutheran Church in Turtle Lake on July…

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RICHARD “RICH” CARL BACKES

Richard “Rich” Carl Backes, 91, of Amery died, July 13, 2021, at Amery Memory Care. He was born February 8, 1930, in Clayton, WI to Nicholas and Frances (Molls) Backes. Rich graduated from Clayton High School in 1948. He grew up working on the family farm in Clayton until he sold the farm and married…

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Bruce Michael Jerabek

     Bruce Michael Jerabek, of Turtle Lake, WI, died on July 5, 2021 at Cumberland Healthcare. He was born January 17, 1939 in Silver Lake, MN to Edmund and Josephine (Lhotka) Jerabek.      Bruce grew up in Saint Paul, MN. After graduating from Washington High School in 1957, he served in the US Air Force from 1957-1961.…

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Elsie June Splett

     Elsie June was born on June 28, 1929 to Adolph and Lydia (Schoenborn) Miller in Flint, Michigan. She was baptized on August 9, 1930 and confirmed on April 18, 1943. She grew up amidst Guernsey cows grazing timothy meadows on the Miller farm near Medford, Wisconsin. She died on June 29, 2021 at 92.      Elsie…

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Gerald Keith Hardina

     Gerald Keith Hardina passed away Monday July 5th at his home. He was born on December 1, 1945 to Emil and Francis ‘Bernice’ (Armstrong)Hardina. Jerry, or Butch, as his friends called him, graduated from Turtle Lake High School. Jerry was a conference champion wrestler and made several life long friends. He attended Polk County Teachers…

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