Ruth I. Zacharias age 81 of New Richmond, formerly of Connorsville died Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Westfields Hospital in New Richmond. She was born the daughter of Edward and Dorothy (Krueger) Fromm on July 19, 1932 in Tiffany Township, WI. On September 7, 1957, she married Arnold Zacharias. Ruth liked spending time in her flower garden, watching birds, and doing embroidery. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and she loved her cats. Her family will miss all of her Christmas cookies. She is preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Dorothy Fromm; husband, Arnold Zacharias; brother, Charles Fromm; and sister, Betty Trader. Ruth is survived by her children, Bruce Zacharias of New Richmond, WI; Linda (Robert) Follett of Toledo, WA; Lorrie (Terry) Risler of Downing, WI; Louise (Kelly) Steinert of New Richmond, WI; grandchildren, Tyler Zacharias, Tonya Zacharias, Diane (Oscar) Mendez, Elaine (Alex) Fordyce, Elise Follett, Amanda (Tom) Schaffer, Ashley (Jeremy) Wahl, April (fiance' Jim Graese) Risler; 5 great-grandchildren; sister, Esther Fromm; brother, Roger Fromm; and other relatives and friends. A memorial service was held Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 1:00 pm at Bakken-Young Beebe Chapel in New Richmond. Visitation was also Wednesday from 11:00-1:00 pm before the service. Private family interment was in Calvary Cemetery in Deer Park, WI. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel.
Bruce Bayer, age 87 of River Falls and formerly of New Richmond, died on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Comforts of Home in River Falls. Bruce was born the son of Bill and Minnie Bayer on January 12, 1927 in Tuttle, ND. He grew up there, and graduated from Tuttle High School. He joined the Merchant Marines, where he served two tours, then joined the Air Force for a tour. Bruce worked as design engineer for various computer and electronics companies. He was married to Frieda Heits in November of 1954 in Ohio. Bruce enjoyed fishing, playing cards and taking walks. He was a humanitarian who treated everyone fairly. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife Frieda Bayer; and brothers, Lyle, Clifford, Glen, and Dale Bayer. Bruce is survived by children, Patty Bayer and Michael Bayer; grandson, Carmichael Wirtz; sister, Lois Sedevie; and many other relatives and friends. A Memorial Service was held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 2 pm at the Bakken-Young Funeral Home 805 E Division Street River Falls, WI. Memorial visitation was also Tuesday from 1-2 pm at the funeral home. Interment was in Lewis Cemetery in Frederic, WI at a later date. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.
Dorothy Herink, age 85 of Hammond, died Friday, April 11, 2014 at the Deerfield Gables Care Center. She was born September 30, 1928 in Schuyler, NE the daughter of Martin and Anna Jedlicka. On November 23, 1948, Dorothy married John Herink. She was a devoted wife, mother, and loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed sewing, canning, gardening, along with cooking, baking and cake decorating. She belonged to the Nimble Fingers quilting group and Nike Neighbors homemaker’s club. Dorothy was active at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in various activities. She was preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Anna Jedlicka; husband, John J Herink; and son, Jeffrey Herink. Dorothy will be missed by her children, John (Elaine) Herink of Hudson, WI, Ken (Pamela) Herink of Roberts, WI, Joan Benimon of Minneapolis, MN, Susan Herink of River Falls, WI, Linda (Mark) Fallin of Oakdale, MN, Bonnie (Jeffrey) Reed of Hampton, MN, Connie Shaffer of Hudson, WI, Marjorie (Michael) Madsen of Readfield, WI, and Calvin Herink of White Bear Lake, MN; 20 Grandchildren; 19 Great-Grandchildren; and sister, Marcella (Jack) D Jenny of Lander, Wyoming. Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 1 pm at Immaculate Conception Church in New Richmond. Visitation was Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 4-8 pm at the Bakken-Young Beebe Chapel in New Richmond and on Wednesday from 12-1 pm at the church. Interment was in Immaculate Conception Cemetery. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.
Juliana Rooney Kulp, nee Coughlin, age 89, a native of Superior, WI, died Friday, April 11, 2014 at The Lutheran Home in River Falls. Preceded in death by husbands, John Rooney, G. Harold Kulp; daughter, Julie Rooney; son Patrick Rooney. Survived by children, Denis (Melodie) Rooney, John (Marsha) Rooney, Ann (Michael) Regenfuss, Mary (Scott) Flanders, Nora (Gary) Larrabee, Barbara (Jairo) Carbajal; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A graveside service was held Monday, April 14, 2014 at 3:00 pm at Greenwood Cemetery in River Falls. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.
Mariellen G. Krueger, 80 of Somerset, WI, passed away on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the Deerfield Gables Care Center. Mariellen was born in Nobles County, MN on April 21, 1933. Mariellen attended Fulda High School where she met her husband, Bert. Mariellen and Bert were married on September 9, 1954. They began their life together as newlyweds in Alaska where Bert was stationed with the U.S. Army Security Agency. Later they moved to the family farm in Fulda. In 1968 Mariellen and Bert moved to Wisconsin. Mariellen worked for the St. Croix Falls Hospital, King Koil Mattress Co., American Hoist, Derrick Inc., and the Hudson Medical Center in various administrative offices. Mariellen loved to read and play cribbage with her husband. Her greatest joy was having her children and grandchildren over and cooking for them. Her favorite pastime was sitting in her rocking chair with a grandchild. Mariellen is preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Hazel Green; siblings, Harlan, James, Elizabeth, and Richard; daughter-in-law, Debbie Krueger; and great-grandchildren, Jacob Hayman and Madeline Gessner. Mariellen is survived by husband, Bert; children, Bob Krueger of Somerset, Tom Krueger of New Richmond, Linda (Bob) Harmon of New Brighton, MN, David (Becky) Krueger of Pittsburgh, PA, Laura Jo (John) Jarchow of New Richmond; grandchildren, Jeremy, Chad, Jessica, Emily, Amanda, Margaret, William, Stuart, Carrie, Adam, Meredith; many great-grandchildren; and sister, Margery Geiler. Mass of Christian Burial was Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at St. Anne Catholic Church, 121 Church Hill Rd., Somerset, WI, with visitation one hour prior to the funeral. Interment was in St. Anne's Cemetery. Arrangements are in care of Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.