Richard White 11/28/2015

Richard White of Hammond, WI died on Saturday, November 28, 2015.  Arrangements are pending with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of Hudson.

David Hollenbeck 11/26/2015

David HollenbeckDavid Hollenbeck age 49 of Braham, MN died unexpectedly of natural causes on Thursday, November 26, 2015.  He was born August 17, 1966 the son of William R. and Jeanette (VanDeVelde) Hollenbeck in Roseville, MN.  In 1984, David graduated from Frank B. Kellogg High School in Little Canada, MN.  He worked as a machinist and was a talented woodworker.  He enjoyed fishing and golfing.  Above all he loved spending time with his son and teaching him skills.  He is preceded in death by his father, William; grandparents, Richard and Sally VanDeVelde and William and Clara Hollenbeck.  David is survived by his son, Donavan Hollenbeck; mother and step-father, Jeanette and Russell Utecht; brothers, William Hollenbeck and Michael Hollenbeck; love of his life, Ann Ash; step-brothers and step-sisters, Christopher (Beth) Utecht, Dawn Swanson, Tammy Utecht, Carrie Mielke, Duke (fiance’ Lisa) Utecht; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  A funeral service will be held Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 11 am at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church  (365 West River Drive) in New Richmond.  Visitation will also be Thursday from 10-11 am at the church.  Interment will be in Boardman Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.

Leslie Ryberg 11/26/2015

Ryberg 2 441x640Leslie H. Ryberg, age 95 of New Richmond, died on Thursday, November 26, 2015 at Westfields Hospital in New Richmond.  Les was born the son of Melvin and Selma (Johnson) Ryberg on May 21, 1920 in the Town of Alden, Polk County, Wisconsin.  He grew up in New Richmond and graduated from New Richmond High School with the class of 1938.  Les served in the Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1945.  He was commissioned as a flight officer who served as a flight engineer on a B29.  Upon completion of his service, Les helped to organize Company B of the National Guard in New Richmond. After returning from the service, Les started at the New Richmond Post Office.  In April of 1946, the Post Office added home delivery.  Les was one of the two home delivery carriers at that time.  He later became the carrier for Rural Route 3.  Les retired from the post office in 1979 after 33 years.  and On April 18, 1945 Les was married to Marjorie Kohlrusch at Trinity Lutheran Church in Amarillo, Texas.  He and Marjorie enjoyed spending winters in Florida during retirement.  He enjoyed wood carving, drawing, playing billiards, and carpentry.  Les was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.  He insisted on perfection, and was very hospitable with people.  Les had been a member of the First Baptist Church for 69 years.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Selma Ryberg; sisters, Evelyn (James) Lindberg, Helen Boettcher, and Thelma Ryberg.  Les is survived by his wife, Marjorie Ryberg; sons, John (Haesun) Ryberg and Jeffrey (Pamela) Ryberg; grandchildren, Jaysen (Deanna) Ryberg, Justin (Ashley) Ryberg, Alaina Ryberg, Khiel Ryberg, Caleb Ryberg; great-grandchildren, Jayden, Jayce, Dennay, Kalea, Austin, Adelaide; stepchildren, Theresa (Tommy) Lathrop and children, Chad (Amanda) Frisky and children; brother-in-law, Roland Boettcher; and many other relatives and friends.  A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 1 pm at the First Baptist Church in New Richmond.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 from 5-8 pm at First Baptist Church and on Wednesday from 12-1pm.  Interment will be in the New Richmond Cemetery.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.

Ronald Peper 11/22/2015

PTDC0002 519x640Ronald Dean Peper, age 67 of New Richmond, died unexpectedly on Sunday, November 22, 2015.  Ron was born the son of Harvey and Alice (Bondeli) Peper on December 16, 1947 in Wanderoos, WI.  He grew up in New Richmond, graduating from New Richmond High School.  On August 7, 1976, Ron was married to Kathy Ann Kahl.  He spent his career in commercial construction with Knutsen Construction Company.  Ron was a family man.  He worked hard, loved to hunt, make knives and was an avid Packer fan.  He was a quiet, determined man who believed in doing things right the first time.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Alice Peper; brothers, Curtis Peper, Richard Peper; and sister, Marcia Kittel.  Ron is survived by his wife, Kathy Peper; children, Scott (Jenn) Peper and Holly (Tom) Mondor; grandchildren, Shelby Peper and Logan Mondor; brothers, Alan (Kate) Peper and Phil (Carolyn) Peper; brother-in-law, Arlen (Marlene) Kittel; sister-in-law, Mary Peper; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  A Memorial Service was held on Friday, November 27, 2015 at 3 pm at the Bakken-Young Funeral Home 112 W 3rd Street New Richmond, WI.  Memorial visitation was also held on Friday from 1-3 pm at the funeral home.  Memorials may be directed to Grace Place or Habitat for Humanity.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.

Russell Peterson 11/22/2015

Russell DeWayne Peterson, age 71 of River Falls, died on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at Our House in River Falls, WI.  Russell was born the son of William and Grace (Skar) Peterson on May 10, 1944 in Rice Lake, WI.  He grew up in North Hudson.  Russell owned a gas station in Menomonie, WI, drove a delivery truck for Old Dutch, and spent 30 years in maintenance at the University of Wisconsin River Falls.  As a hobby in retirement, he hauled classic cars to places all over the United States.  Russell had a passion for cars.  He was friendly and enjoyed meeting new people.  He was a straight talker with a strong opinion and he loved to have fun.  He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Grace Peterson.  Russell is survived by his children, Randy (Tammy) Peterson, Vicki (Bret) Radinzel, and Tony Peterson; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and many other family and friends.  A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 2 pm at the Bakken-Young Funeral Home 805 E Division Street River Falls, WI.  Memorial Visitation will also be Saturday from 12-2 pm at the funeral home.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.