Donald Pohl 04/27/2014

Donald J. Pohl age 81 of River Falls died Sunday, April 27, 2014, just 18 days short of his 82nd birthday, at the River Falls Area Hospital.  Don is survived by his daughters, Rita, Renee (Bob) Lange, Robyn Magnuson; 8 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; Trudi Toland, long-time partner and girlfriend and her family; and ex-wife, Donna Pohl.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Stella Pohl; brother, Eugene Pohl; and sister, Margaret Obermueller.  Don’s family would like to express their appreciation to the River Falls Area Hospital especially Dr. Miller; River Falls Clinic staff, especially Sue; nurses at the hospital; and the staff at Our House, especially Maria and Rebecca.  Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 11:00 am at St. Bridget Catholic Church in River Falls.  Visitation was also Saturday from 10-11 am at church.  Interment will be at a later date.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls

Lyle Parin 04/21/2014

Lyle Parin obitLyle Wilbert Parin, age 67 of New Richmond, died Monday, April 21, 2014 at Westfields Hospital.  Lyle was born the son of Wilbert and Cleatuce (Holmberg) Parin on September 29, 1946 in St.Paul, MN.  He grew up in White Bear Lake, MN, graduating from White Bear Lake High School with the class of 1964.  After high school, Lyle joined the US Navy, serving two tours in Vietnam.  When he returned home, he attended the University of Minnesota and then St. Paul Technical and Vocational College where he graduated with a degree in Graphic Arts.  Lyle was married to Judith Marie Tidemann on August 18, 1973 in Kensington, MN.  He was employed at St. Croix Press in New Richmond, retiring in 2011.  He also owned and operated a vending machine business from 1997-present.  He played bass guitar in many different bands from high school to present day.  Lyle worked with many Veterans activities and various Veterans organizations.  He loved following his children in their sporting and musical activities.  He was a great cook and liked to travel including a 2 week trip to visit Matt in Cairo, Egypt.  Lyle was a giving person who would do anything for someone in need.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Wilbert and Cleatuce Parin; in-laws, A. Palmer and Alice Tidemann; and brother-in-law, Bruce Nash.  Lyle is survived by his wife, Judith Parin; children, Kristina (John) Kaufman and Matthew (Allison Kreutzjans) Parin; granddaughter, Natalie Marie Kaufman; sister, Gayle Nash; sister-in-law, Dorothy (Thomas) Furey; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 2 pm at the First Lutheran Church 218 County Road K New Richmond.  Memorial visitation was also Saturday from 12:30-2pm at the church.  Interment was on Monday, April 28, 2014 in Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.

Carol Reigottie 04/17/2014

Carol Reigottie age 74 of New Richmond died Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN.  She is survived by her nieces, nephews, and cousins; long-time companion, Leroy Van Heukelon; sisters-in-law, Jan Daggett and Arlys Daggett.  Carol was preceded in death by her parents, Luius and Lillian Daggett; husband, William Reigottie; brothers Roger and Ron Daggett; and one sister.   A Memorial Service was held on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 2 pm at the Bakken-Young Beebe Chapel 112 W 3rd Street New Richmond.  Memorial Visitation was also Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 1-2 pm at the funeral home.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.

Ruth Zacharias 04/17/2014

Ruth ZachariasRuth 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 04/17/2014

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.