Donna Forrest age 88 of Prairie Farm died Thursday, April 23, 2015 in Barron, WI. A memorial service was held Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 2:00 pm at the New Richmond United Methodist Church. Visitation was also Sunday from 1:00-2:00 pm at at the church. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery in Emerald, WI. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.
Jeffrey Scott Boardman, Jr. age 28 of New Richmond, died on April 23, 2015 from injuries sustained in an accident. Jeff was born the son of Jeffrey and Heidi Boardman on February 12, 1987 in Waseca, MN. The family moved to New Richmond in 1988. Jeff attended New Richmond High School. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and socializing with family and friends. He was a strong willed, free spirited man. He had a kind heart, was a prankster, and could dish it out as well as receive it. Jeff was an amazing son, brother, uncle and friend. He is preceded in death by his grandfathers, Benjamin Boardman and Allen Heinbuch; and aunt, Kim Norlander. He is survived by his father, Jeffrey (Shari) Boardman; mother, Heidi Boardman; siblings, Becky Lutz, Elizabeth (Ed) Benyo, Jeremy (Lizzie) Ziemer, Joshua Ziemer, Jeb Ziemer; grandmothers, Elaine Boardman and Marcia Heinbuch; aunts and uncles, Brad Boardman, Greg (Renee) Boardman, Chris Boardman, Marlo (Lori) Fritz, Karen Fritz, Tom Schnitzler; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A Celebration of Jeff’s Life was held on Sunday, April 26, 2015 from 1-5 pm with a memory sharing service at 4 pm at the Bakken-Young Beebe Chapel 112 W 3rd Street New Richmond. Private interment was in Boardman Cemetery. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.
Rita Krueger age 84, formerly of New Richmond, WI, died on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 in Texas. She was born the daughter of Herman and Rose (Droste) Gnewotta on July 10, 1930 in Cleveland, Ohio. Rita graduated from West Tech High School in Cleveland, with the class of 1948. She married W. James Krueger on June 7, 1953 in Cleveland, Ohio. Rita worked for Dobeckmun Co. in Cleveland, the New Richmond News and the New Richmond School District in the central office and at the high school. The Kruegers moved to New Richmond, WI in 1971. Rita enjoyed knitting Barbie clothes and intricate sweaters and afghans for family members, watching the skydivers in Baldwin, WI, eating out with friends and regular visits to nursing home residents. She helped start the Golden Girls group at St. Luke's, took care of the cradle roll, as well as being a member of the church choir, W.I.S.E. group and LWML. She is preceded in death by her parents, Herman & Rose (Droste) Gnewotta; brothers, Milton and Gilbert Gnewotta; sister, Lois Zeuch; husband, Rev. W. James Krueger; and son, John Krueger. Rita is survived by her children, Mark Krueger, Jean Krueger, Linda Hill and Beckie Johnson; grandchildren, Jacob, Joshua and Stephanie Johnson, Nathaniel and Vicki Hill, Rachel Krueger, and Sarah Teppen; great-grandchildren, Nolan, Ariana and Lana Johnson and John Barrett Hill; and a special Cousin, Bernice Griesbach. A funeral service was held Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 10:30 am at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in New Richmond. A visitation was Friday, May 8, 2015 from 5:00-8:00 pm at Bakken-Young Beebe Chapel in New Richmond and also Saturday from 9:30-10:30 am at the church. Interment was in the New Richmond Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to St. Luke's Lutheran Church, New Richmond, WI or Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of Texas-Dallas/Fort Worth. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.