Patrick “Pat” Griffin, Ret. USPS 2012 & Ret. US Navy. Member VFW Post 10818 & Amer Legion Post 80 age 63 of New Richmond WI & formerly of St. Paul MN, passed away May 27, 2014. Survived by his wife of almost 20 years, Kelly Tveten Griffin; daughter, Nicole Tierney (Jim); loved being grandpa to: Drew, Owen, Colin & Grant; four siblings: Mary Jo Shillabeer (Warren), Bill, Shawn & Dawn Griffin; sister-in-law, Sandy Griffin; nephew, Joe Griffin; niece, Jennifer Shillabeer; great-nephew, Zack Griffin; extended family, friends & coworkers. Preceded in death by parents, James & Florence; siblings, James & Faith. Memorial Gathering: Sat, June 28, 4 – 8 PM at Wulff Funeral Home, 1485 White Bear Ave, St. Paul. Memorials to family preferred. Cremation Services provided by Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.
Donavon Arneson, age 80 of New Richmond, passed away on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at his home. Donavon was born the son of Elmer and Elnora (Swanson) Arneson on April 16, 1934 in Alden Township, Polk County, Wisconsin. He grew up there, and attended Amery High School, graduating with the class of 1952. He married Janice Dahlberg on November 3, 1956 in Scandia, MN. Donavon farmed his entire career in Wagon Landing, retiring in 1998. He also worked for Vital Plastics in Baldwin for the past 15 years. In 2002, Donavon and Janice moved into New Richmond. He enjoyed going dancing, visiting with friends, and spending time with his family. He was kind and easy going. He had a special way of encouraging and supporting his family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Elnora Arneson; and brother-in-law, Joseph LaMirande. Donavon is survived by his wife, Janice Arneson; children, Sheryl (Bill) Peterson, Pam Hagen, Brent (Mona) Arneson, Jeff (Kim) Arneson, Craig (Amy) Arneson; grandchildren, Ryan (Dani) Peterson, Kara (Kevin) Lunsmann, Michele Peterson, Melissa (Brian) Lando, Michael Hagen, Monica (Colt) Melot, Brandon (Jamie) Arneson, Brian Arneson, Kristy Arneson, Collin Arneson, Carter Arneson; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Angela LaMirande; and many more relatives and friends. A Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 11 am at West Immanuel Lutheran Church 447 180th Street Osceola, WI. Visitation was held on Monday, May 26, 2014 from 5-8 pm at the West Immanuel Servant Hall and on Tuesday from 10-11 am at the church. Interment was in West Immanuel Cemetery. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.
Beverly M. Kaczmarski age 82 of New Richmond died Monday, May 19, 2014 at Westfields Hospital. She was born the daughter of William and Arlene (Frey) Rudd on July 23, 1931 in Cylon, WI. In 1948, she took 2nd place at the Wisconsin State Fair for a dress she made. Beverly was a graduate of the New Richmond High School and on June 6, 1953, she married Robert Kaczmarski in Amery, WI. Beverly worked at the 4 Corners Supper Club for 8 years and then worked for SSG as a manager at the 4 Corners Auto Stop for the next 25 years, all while raising her five children. She will be missed by her husband, Bob Kaczmarski; children, Greg (Donna) Kaczmarski, Jeff (Brenda) Kaczmarski, Pat Kaczmarski, Julie (Jim) Kiekhoefer, Nancy (Michael) Ackley; grandchildren, Jennifer (Andy) Knefelkamp, Renee (Bill) Butler, David Kaczmarski, Brent (fiance' Rhea Nordby) Kaczmarski, Scott (fiance' Laura Kinney) Kaczmarski, Jade Kaczmarski, Jessica Kaczmarski, Brian Kaczmarski, Shannon (Matt) Youmans, Katie Kiekhoefer, Kelli Kiekoefer, Lindsey (fiance' Jordan Miceli) Kaczmarski, Alex Olson, Jordyn Ackley; great-grandchildren, Ashley, Adam, Dylan, Allison, Luke, Lucy, Will, Oliver, Ella; siblings, Shirley Berget, Don (Anette) Rudd, Dick (Barb) Rudd; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Beverly was preceded in death by her parents, William and Arlene Rudd; grandson, Andrew Kiekhoefer; sister-in-law, Pat Rudd; brother-in-law, Lee Berget. A memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 11:00 am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Visitation was held Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from 4-8 pm at Bakken-Young Beebe Chapel in New Richmond and also from 10-11 am on Thursday at church. Interment was in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Cemetery. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.
Larry Gaylord Bystrom, age 63 of River Falls, died on Friday, May 16, 2014 at his home. Larry was born the son of Gaylord and Joan (Pearson) Bystrom on May 16, 1951 in River Falls, WI. He grew up in River Falls and graduated from River Falls High School with the class of 1969. Larry attended Moeler Barber School in Minneapolis, MN. On October 2, 1971 he married Charlene Gilbertson at the First Presbyterian Church in Ellsworth, WI. He worked at various barber shops until opening Bystrom Barbering, downtown River Falls, with his brother Doug in 1980. Larry was a member of the First Covenant Church. He enjoyed writing and performing music, landscaping, the Kennedy's, and sports, especially fantasy football. Larry was a man of character, who was quiet and reserved, generous and fair, and was a natural leader. He is preceded in death by his father, Gaylord Bystrom; brother, Doug Bystrom; and niece, Rachael Bystrom. Larry is survived by his wife, Char Bystrom; sons, Jesse (Erin) Bystrom, Joel (Molly) Bystrom; grandchildren, Ezra Bystrom, Elijah Bystrom, Isaac Bystrom; mother, Joan Bystrom; sister, Debra (Richard) Lucero; nieces and nephew, David Lucero, Johanna Lucero, Sarah Bystrom; and many other relatives and friends. A Funeral Service was held on Monday, May 19, 2014 at 11 am at the First Covenant Church 1374 N Main Street River Falls. Visitation was Sunday, May 18, 2014 from 4-8 pm at the Bakken-Young Funeral Home 805 E Division Street River Falls and Monday from 10-11 am at the church. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery in River Falls. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.
Lloyd Norville Amundson age 92 a lifelong New Richmond resident died Sunday, May 11, 2014 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN. He was born the son of Otto and Carrie (Stoveren) Amundson on January 12, 1922. He served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. He worked for Dunn County Highway Dept., City of New Richmond and many years for Fridays Canning Co. – retiring in the late 70’s. Lloyd is preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Carrie; siblings, Abner (Gladys) Amundson, Wilford (Alice) Amundson, Evelyn (Stanley) Peabody, Goldie (Harry) Husby, Orville (Netta) Amundson; nieces and nephews, Kenneth Amundson, Wilbur Amundson, Sylvia Huntsinger. He is survived by nieces and nephews, Sandra (Philip) Hansen, Sharon (John) Handorf, Larry (Donna) Amundson, Carol (Larry) Sylte, Sharon Amundson, Kathy Frisle; great nieces, great nephews, other relatives and friends. A funeral service was held Friday, May 16, 2014 at 11:00 am at Bakken-Young Beebe Chapel in New Richmond. Visitation was also Friday from 10-11 am at the funeral home. Interment was in the West Akers Cemetery in Prairie Farm, WI. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.