Rusalind DeeAnna Fernstrom, age 66 of New Richmond, died on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN. She was born the daughter of Russell and Edna Fernstrom on September 16, 1949 in Rice Lake, WI. Rusalind attended school in Hammond, WI at a first of its kind special needs program. She worked at the St. Croix County Sheltered Workshop. Rusalind was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church and also attended Faith Community Church. She enjoyed bowling and competing in the Special Olympics. She recently was a princess in Crowning Achievements Pageant, loved her friends at PSI, and enjoyed making all kinds of crafts. Rusalind was a determined, strong willed woman of faith. She is preceded in death by her father, Russell Fernstrom; and niece, Laurie Fernstrom. Rusalind is survived by her mother, Edna Fernstrom; siblings, George ( Lynn) Fernstrom, Glenn (Kari Blair) Fernstrom, and Marie (Karl) Mathys; nieces and nephews, Karrie (Mike) Lynch, Jennifer Fernstrom, Kristen (Kyle) Kraft, Nick (Kirsten) Fernstrom, Erin (Ryan) Vanasse, Christopher Fernstrom, Nicole Fernstrom, Gillian Fernstrom, and Glen Fernstrom; great nieces and nephews, Cameron, Norah, Samantha, Ashley, Owen, Isaac, Henry, Bryant, Wyatt, Jaden, and Elijah. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 29, 2016 at 11am at St. Luke's Lutheran Church. Visitation will also be Friday from 10-11am at the church. Interment will be in Comstock, WI. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.
Bernard Regeth age 88 of River Falls died Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Our Lady of Peace Home in St. Paul, MN. Private graveside service to be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.
Alvin "Al" Hagen age 85 of New Richmond formerly of Hammond died Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Our House Assisted Living in New Richmond. A memorial service was held Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 1:00 pm at Bakken-Young Funeral Home (502 3rd St.) in Hudson. Visitation was also Saturday from 12:00-1:00 pm at the funeral home. Private interment will be at a later date. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of Hudson.
Ann T. Meyer, age 88 of New Richmond, formerly of River Falls, died on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at her home. She was born the daughter of Wilbur and Gertrude (Note) McCann on July 30, 1927 in Eau Claire, WI. She attended Minneapolis North High School. In 1943, Ann was married to Chester Bogucki, they were later divorced. In 1949, Ann was married to John Betzel. They made their home in Prescott, WI. Ann worked at Jacques Seed Company, and for Dr. Laney. They later moved to River Falls, WI were Ann worked as a custodian at the University of Wisconsin River Falls. After John's death, Ann met and married Don Meyer. After Don's death, Ann moved to her home in New Richmond, WI. Ann was a strong willed, feisty woman with a deep faith. She enjoyed traveling, genealogy, and going to the casino. She is preceded in death by her parents, Wilbur and Gertrude McCann; husbands, Chester Bogucki, John Betzel, and Don Meyer; grandson, Bradley Harwell; and siblings, Raymond (Arlene) McCann, Jack (Dorothy) McCann, and Lorraine (John) Weinmeyer. Ann is survived by her daughter, Kathy (Jack) Laughnan; grandchildren, Chris (Kristi) Harwell, Jill Laughnan, Jodi Laughnan, Jack (Nicole) Laughnan; great-grandchildren, Michelle (Jordan) Parker, Melissa Kester, Courtney Foster, Carly Harwell, Samantha Harwell, Joe Harwell; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A Funeral Service was held on Friday, January 15, 2016 at 12 noon at the Bakken-Young Funeral Home 805 E Division Street, River Falls, WI. Visitation was also Friday from 10 am - 12 noon at the funeral home. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery in River Falls. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.