Ronald Johnson 07/27/2014

Ronald JohnsonRonald F. Johnson age 63 of New Richmond, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at United Hospital in St. Paul, MN.  He was born the son of Kenneth and Shirley (Smithson) Johnson on February 19, 1951 in Minneapolis, MN.  He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.  Ronald continued his service becoming a member and serving as past commander of the VFW in New Richmond.  On February 16, 1974, Ron married Jacquelyn Schroeder in Caledonia, MN.  He was a long-time employee for Coca-Cola Bottling and a business agent for Teamsters Local #792.  No fight was ever too small for Ron when it came to employees and their rights.  He retired in 2010.  Ron enjoyed traveling, especially trips to Mexico with friends.  He also enjoyed camping and fishing with his grandchildren.  He will be missed by his wife, Jackie; sons, Corey (Mary) Johnson and Josh Johnson; grandchildren, Kody and Andrew Baribeau, Kiara and Jordan Johnson; great-grandson, Trenton Baribeau; brother, Robert (Marge) Johnson; dear friend, Curt Arvold; many relatives and friends.  Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Shirley; daughter, Shauna; brothers, Leonard and Dennis.  A memorial visitation was held Friday, August 1, 2014 from 5:00-8:00 pm with a Memory Sharing Service at 7:30 pm at Bakken-Young’s Beebe Chapel in New Richmond.  Military honors were performed concluding the Memory Sharing Service by the VFW Post #10818 of New Richmond.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.

May Rennick 07/26/2014

May Rennick age 92 of Star Prairie passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN.  She is survived by her children, Connie (Jerry) Locy and Lynn Rennick; grandchildren, Jerry (Liane) Locy, Bobby Appleton; great-grandchildren, Kasey Jo Appleton, Cassandra Locy, Logan Locy; daughter-in-law, Jane Larson; sister, Loraine Folsom; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  May was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Laura Matthys; husbands, Elmer Larson and Lloyd Rennick; son, Keith Larson; brothers, Wesley and Bernard Matthys.  A funeral service was held Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 3:00 pm at Bakken-Young Beebe Chapel in New Richmond.  Visitation was also Wednesday from 1:00-3:00 pm before the service.  Refreshments following the service.  Interment was in Oakland Cemetery in Star Prairie.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Service Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.

Beth Ulrich 07/24/2014

Beth Ulrich obit

Beth C. Ulrich, 65, of Hudson passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 24, 2014 with her family by her side after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born in New Richmond, WI on April 9, 1949 to the late Hansel and Vi Baillargeon. She married the love of her life on June 22, 1968. Her childhood dream was to become a Wife and Mother and have a house in the country with lots of rooms to fill with children. She accomplished that dream. She was blessed with an amazing husband, 5 beautiful children and 14 adoring grandchildren. Beth was all about family and friends. She loved life and lived each day to the fullest. She enjoyed playing tennis, watching all of her grandchildren’s activities, traveling in her bus and a good happy hour on the patio. She was a woman that had a smile that would light up a room. To know Beth was to love her. She taught life lessons every day and will continue to everyday. She will be missed by many. Our hearts are heavy but are smiling as she is at peace.

Beth is survived by husband, Dick Ulrich; children, Corey (Kathy) Ulrich, Amy (Steve) Olson, Ali Anderson, Angie (Rob) Bunch and Abbie (Erin) McKenna; grandchildren, Clay Olson, Lane Olson, Chey Olson, Wyatt Olson, Addy Olson, Grace Ulrich, Izzy Ulrich, Cale Anderson, Cade Anderson, Francy Bunch, Johnny Bunch, Eliza McKenna, Leo McKenna and Loretta McKenna.

Beth is preceded in death by her parents, Hansel and Vi Baillargeon; and sister, Joy Giese.

A celebration of Beth’s life was held at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in River Falls, WI on Sunday, July 27th. Visitation was from 2 pm to 4 pm. Funeral and gathering to follow.  Private interment was in St. Anne's Cemetery in Somerset.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls and Hudson.

Bonnie Snyder 07/22/2014

Bonnie Lou Snyder, age 73, an Osceola native and long time resident of Star Prairie, WI died on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN.  Bonnie was born the daughter of Bernette and Myrtle (Hagen) Frarck on October 28, 1940 in St. Paul, MN.  She was baptized and confirmed at St. Anne's Church in Somerset.  She graduated from Osceola High School with the class of 1958 and later St. Paul Technical College with her LPN.  She married Wayne M. Snyder on May 14, 1960 at St. James Church in St. Paul.  Bonnie worked for Control Data Corporation for 16 yrs and then as an LPN for Allina Health Systems until 2000.  She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in New Richmond.  She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wayne Snyder; and brothers, Gerald Coffman and Larry Gordon.  Bonnie is survived by her children, Robin Shipman, Douglas (Michelle) Snyder, Charles Snyder, and Paul (Kim Thomason) Snyder; grandchildren, Danial (Kandi) Freeman, Derek (Amy) Freeman, Alexandra Snyder, Matthew Snyder, Paul Snyder, Jr., Alexis Snyder, Brody Snyder, Aaron Warner, Jessica Warner, Melissa Warner, and Nathan Warner; great-grandchildren, Taylor, Brooke, Cody, Starr, Alicia, Conar, Sydney, Santiago, Aurora, Cody, Brooklyn, and Jackson; sister, Joyce Coffman-Bacon; and many other relatives and friends.  A Memorial service was held on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 6 pm at the Bakken-Young Beebe Chapel 112 W 3rd Street New Richmond, WI.  Memorial visitation was also Friday from 5-6 pm at the funeral home.  Interment was in St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery, St. Paul Park, MN.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.

Bruce Johnson 07/18/2014

Bruce JohnsonBruce A. Johnson age 57 of Star Prairie died Friday, July 18, 2014 surrounded by his family.  He was born the son of Virgil and Fern (Percy) Johnson on August 8, 1956 in New Richmond.  Bruce graduated from New Richmond High School in 1974 and received a degree from WITC in 1980 for Packaging Machinery.  On May 15, 1976, he married his High School sweetheart, Patsy L. Shilts.  Bruce spent years working for Liquipak Inc and International Paper Company.  He served as a Village Trustee for the Village of Star Prairie since 2003.  Bruce enjoyed the outdoors by hunting, fishing, golfing, camping and skiing.  He will be missed by his wife, Patsy Johnson; son, Chad Johnson; grandchildren; Caila (Bruce’s “Angel Baby”) and Izik (Bruce’s “Little Buddy”) Johnson; mother, Fern Johnson Schmidt; brother, Rick Johnson; and many other relatives and friends.  Bruce was preceded in death by his father, Virgil Johnson; sister and brother-in-law, Deb and Al Everson.  A funeral service was held Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 11:00 am at Prairieview Covenant Church in Star Prairie.  Visitation was held Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 4-8 pm at the church with a Masonic Service at 8 pm and also Thursday from 10-11 am before the service.  Private interment was in Oakland Cemetery in Star Prairie.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.