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Obituaries June 9 - South Strand news

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Contributions in memory of Sandra may be given to the Sandra Sherard Bethea Endowed Scholarship at Converse College, 580 East Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302, Georgetown Presbyterian Church, 558 Black River Road, Georgetown, SC 29440, or to the charity of your choice.A memorial service will be held at Georgetown Presbyterian Church on Friday, June 9 at 11:00 a.m. The family will welcome visitors in Columbia on Sunday, June 11 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the home of Joy and Rob Bethea, 5241 Lakeshore Drive. A family graveside service will be held at Dothan Cemetery in Dillon County, SC on a later date.Sarah FosterSarah Bertha Tucker Foster, 84, died on June 5, 2017 at her residence in the Plantersville community of Georgetown, South Carolina. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, June 8, 2017 at New Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church in the Benevenum community, conducted by Reverend Willie Bell Thomas, pastor.Mrs. Foster was born on January 7, 1933 in Georgetown, SC, to Mr. Willie Tucker and Mrs. Hattie Gilliard Tucker, the oldest of eleven children. She was educated in the public schools of Georgetown County. Mrs. Foster later resided in Brooklyn, New York, where she was employed for many years with Victoria Packing Company. Following retirement, in 2004 she returned to Georgetown and reestablished her membership at New Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church.Mrs. Foster is survived by her daughters, Margaret Drayton, Georgetown, SC and Renell Grant, Columbia, MD; her siblings, Hattie Tucker, Georgetown, SC, Ernest Tucker of Nashville, NC, Samuel Tucker, Jamaica, NY, Jacob Tucker and Willie Tucker, both of Brooklyn, NY, Hopie Cassell and Robert Tucker, both of Bronx, NY. Funeral services are entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.Franklin HealanFranklin Healan, 94, widower of Dessie “Pat” Healan, passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Prince George Nursing Facility.A funeral service, officiated by Dr. Ted Sherrill, was held at 2 PM, Friday, June 2, 2017 in First Baptist Church of Georgetown. The family received friends inside the church from 1-2 PM, prior to the service on Friday. Interment was in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens immediately following the service.Born August 23, 1922 in Wayne County Georgia, he was a son of the late Benjamin F. Healan and Minnie Lee Hightower Healan.Mr. Healan was a World War II veteran of the United States Army, achieving the rank of Master Sergeant. He retired as a maintenance supervisor in 1984 from International Paper after 37 ½ years of service. Mr. Healan was a member of First Baptist of Georgetown and the Spirit of Liberty Sunday School Class. He was a Master Mason and the former Worshipful Master of Winyah Lodge #40, Past Patron of OES Winyah #148, member of the Shriners and York Rite.Surviving are three stepdaughters, Blinda and LB Hutchinson of Georgetown, Lisa and Brian Warren of Myrtle Beach, and Betty Wilson of Andrews; a sister, Edna Healan of Columbus, GA; 17 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter, Wanda Britt; a son, Larry Healan; a brother, Robert Healan; a sister, Thelma Healan; a stepson, William “Bill” Butler; and a stepdaughter, Bobbie Harrelson.Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Georgetown at 219 Cleland Street, Georgetown, SC 29440.Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.grahamfuneralhome.org. Arrangements by Graham Funeral Home (843) 527-4419.Mickey PostonMickey Allen Poston, 66...

Obituary: Ralph P. Broring - La Crosse Tribune

Monday, February 20, 2017

Root river trail in the summers. Even with the physical struggles of the last years he continued to take great joy in near weekly trips to Marquette, Black River Falls, or other casinos, as well as weekly bingo nights at the La Crescent Legion. His joie-de-vivre was apparent even after the recent fall when he was still planning how to get to bingo.Ralph is survived by his two daughters, Kathleen Boardman of La Crescent, Gail (Ried) Boom of Manchester, Iowa; five grandchildren, Rob (Lisa) La Crosse, Rian (Jeanette) of Eureka, Calif., Alex (Mackenzie) of Des Moines, Iowa, Hannah of New Zeland, Ian of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.In addition to his wife, Lobie, he was preceded in death by one son. Tommy; and one sister. Betty Waldo.Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 4, at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral and Cremation Services La Crescent Chapel, 111 South Oak St. The Rev. Robert J. Cook will officiate. Burial with military rites by the Gittens-Leidel American Legion Post 595 will be in the Catholic Cemetery, La Crescent. Friends may call on the family from 9 a.m until the time of services Saturday morning at the funeral home.In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred and will be donated in Ralph’s memory. Online guestbook may be signed at www.schumacher-kish.com.

Currie's Bethlehem Baptist Church rebuilds after Hurricane Matthew - StarNewsOnline.com

Monday, February 06, 2017

In Brown’s lifetime, he said, he has never known it to flood.He said when the waters of Matthew started causing the Black River to rise, as well as nearby Collie Creek, which runs directly behind the church, the roads became impassible.“I knew it was bad when we were able to take a boat and drive it up the road from my home to the church like we were on the river,” he said.There was no flood insurance. Brown quickly offered up an unconventional, temporary home so the church could continue to hold services: his hunting lodge.It would take weeks for the water to recede enough so church members could get inside to see how bad the damage was. The pews, piano and other furniture had been ruined due to the extensive water damage. Mold had set in quickly due to the warm days, so the walls and flooring would also need to be replaced.Through all this, Brown says he saw something that he had not seen in many years: the community coming together to help.“I was truly amazed by the help we received. People I’ve never met before came out to help us get through this," he said. "They gave us their time and hard work and it really moved me to know that people still care.”He offers special thanks to the Wilmington Baptist Association as well as other churches and Quinn McGowan Funeral Home for providing assistance to the church. Brown said many others have come to aid the church in its time of need.While the reconstruction is only half completed, Brown and the congregation hope to have the repairs completed by spring and plan to have a special dedication service at that time.“I’m a firm believer that a bad situation can turn into good and this has shown me that community is still here. There are lots of good people still out there and that’s comforting to know,” Brown said.For more on how you can assist Bethlehem Baptist Church in recovery efforts, call 910-470-5706.Story idea? Contact the StarNews Community News desk at Community@StarNewsOnline.com or 910-343-2364.

Clarice Jane Zirk-Phillips, Janesville, WI/formerly of Black River Falls, WI - Janesville Gazette

Monday, December 26, 2016

PrintThursday, December 22, 2016May 2, 1935 - Decmber 17, 2016Clarice Zirk-Phillips, 81, of Janesville, WI/formerly of Black River Falls, WI, passed away Saturday, December 17, 2016, at Rock Haven Nursing Home, Janesville. She was born May 2, 1935 in Mauston, WI, to Clarence and Maxine (Crouch) Markgraf. Clarice was a graduate of Elroy High School in Elroy, WI. She was united in marriage to Rodney Zirk, and together they lived in southern Wisconsin, around Janesville. They were later divorced. Clarice later was united in marriage to Arthur “Bud” Phillips on January 21, 1989 in Sparta, WI. While living in Black River Falls, she worked as a volunteer for the Jackson County Historical Society, in the History Room. Clarice had a great passion for History and Genealogy, she also enjoyed going to garage sales and going out to eat. She was a member of DAR (Daughters of American Revolution), Jackson County Historical Society, along with many other counties.Clarice is survived by her children: Richard Zirk of Pigeon Falls, WI, Ronald (Susan) Zirk and Robin (Lori) Zirk, both of Janesville, WI, Rian (Kathy) Zirk...

Clayton Lee Jorgensen - Register

Monday, December 19, 2016

He attended Polk County Teachers College and met the love of his life, Karen Lindberg. They were married in 1962 at Zion Lutheran Church of Trade Lake.  Clayton started teaching in the Black River Falls School District in the fall of 1962. He earned a bachelor’s degree in education from University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, a master of science degree in teaching from UW - Eau Claire and his administration specialist degree from UW - Superior.After teaching two years in the Black River Falls School District, Karen and Clayton were hired to teach in the Grantsburg School system. Clayton was an elementary schoolteacher and became the elementary school principal. He served the Grantsburg School District for over 36 years. He retired in 2000 to become a stay-at-home grandpa.Clayton was a longtime member of Zion Lutheran Church of Trade Lake, Wis. Over the years he was involved in many community and statewide activities, and was very supportive of youth and their activities.  Clayton was a Boy Scout leader, 4-H leader, Sunday school teacher and worked with the Grantsburg High School football team for many years. When he retired, he received the Going the Extra Mile for Kids Award from the Grantsburg School District.Clayton was a civic-minded person and served on the Grantsburg Village Board, the Burnett County Board and many local and statewide committees. In 2004, Clayton received the Distinguished Service Award from the Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association. He was very involved in many local history events and tractor events. The biggest joy of his life was his family. He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Karen, who was always by his side and helped him in every way. He is also survived by his son, Greg (Heather) Jorgensen; his daughter, Janelle (Jeff) Hermann; his grandchildren, Bella, Sophie, Max and Will Jorgensen; Danielle, Chris and Lauren Hermann; as well as his little dog, Marley. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Frances Jorgensen; siblings, Catherine and Carlton; and great-nephew, Chris Olson.Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 9, at Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home in Grantsburg. The memorial service honoring Clayton’s life will be held at 1 p.m., with visitation noon to 1 p.m., Saturday, D...

Iowa cities brace for floods as Cedar River approaches crest - Washington Post

Monday, October 24, 2016

National Weather Service meteorologist Rick Mamrosh in Green Bay, Wis.In southwestern Wisconsin, the Kickapoo River appeared to have crested, and the Black River was on its way down. But the Yellow River is still rising and may reach major flood stage Sunday evening, said Clint Aegerter, a Weather Service meteorologist.— Associated PressOHIOHundreds mourn boyfatally shot by officerA 13-year-old boy fatally shot by a police officer investigating a report of an armed robbery was remembered at his funeral Saturday as someone with a special glow.“He lit up a room. He demanded your attention,” said Michael Bell, who coached Tyre King on his youth football team.Hundreds of mourners filed past a white casket draped with yellow roses at a Columbus church before a hearse carried the boy’s body to a cemetery, the Columbus Dispatch reported.Columbus police officer Bryan Mason, a member of the department for almost 10 years, shot Tyre multiple times on Sept. 14 after the boy ran from investigators and pulled out a BB gun that looked like a real firearm, police have said.Mason, who is white, was put on administrative leave immediately after the incident — standard procedure after police shootings.— Associated PressTwo firefighters killed in Delaware: Two firefighters have died and four have been injured while battling a rowhouse blaze. The Wilmington Fire Department said Lt. Christopher Leach, 41, and Senior Firefighter Jerry Fickes, 51, died in the fire, which began about 3:15 a.m. Saturday. The floor of the home collapsed as firefighters went inside, and four firefighters fell. Two firefighters were in critical condition at a medical center. Two others were treated at a hospital and one of them has been released.Six stabbed at California party: A 21-year-old man stabbed six people early Saturday at a house party, lashing out after he bumped into someone and a fight erupted, authorities said. Two people were critically injured, and four others were hospitalized in stable condition, police said. Arriving officers said they found suspect Aaron Hong Te in front of the Pasad...

George L. Wald, Spencer, WI/formerly of Janesville - Gazettextra

Monday, October 10, 2016

Spencer, formerly of Janesville, passed away on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. George was born November 8, 1944, to Vernon and Veda Wald in Black River Falls. He attended Beloit Memorial School. George was united in marriage to Dianna Greenwood, she passed away in 1972. He was later united in marriage to LuAnne Holmes, who passed away in 2010. George proudly served his country in the United States Marines as a Sergeant including three tours in Vietnam. After his retirement from the Marines his employment included the Janesville Sheriff’s Department, Beloit Corporation and the Stop N Go. His hobbies were hunting, fishing and gun collecting.Survivors include his three children: Barbara (Jesus) Celis of Wisconsin, Tami (John) Peshek of Arizona and Michael (Mary) Wald of Wisconsin; his two stepchildren: Shawn (Lacey) Holmes and Candice Peterson, both of Wisconsin. George is further survived by his grandchildren: Jacob Mueller, Erik Celis, Lukas (Jenifer) Celis, Alixandra Peshek, Megan Peshek, Cassie Peshek, Charles Wald, Forrest “Woody” Wald, Magdelene “Maggie” Wald, Gage, Mazie, Trent, Angelina, Kyle, Chance and Michaela Holmes and Ashley and Kelsey Peterson, and his adopted grandsons: Alex Neuendorf, Ja...

Vt. family mourns loss of their 'Hotshot' - Barre Montpelier Times Argus

Monday, September 05, 2016

Beebe and one of his closest friends, Quentin Young, their arms wrapped around each other celebrating Beebe scoring the winning goal in overtime during the Josh Cole Tournament, held annually by Black River High School.“They were a feared duo on the field. They had an electric dynamic on the field. I was blessed they chose soccer,” he said. “He was lightning quick.”While Beebe appeared to excel easily in sports, he worked hard at it privately, his coach said. More importantly, he said, was he worked with the younger players, encouraged and mentored them.Academics did not come easily for him, he said, and he coped with dsylexia.“Because he had those learning challenges, he had a real empathy,” Slason said. “He never criticized a player. He would never pick on anybody. He would say you had to be positive to bring out the best in people.”Slason said Beebe was modest. “He didn't go looking for the notoriety,” he said. “It found him.”“We used to say, ‘He had the fastest wheel on the pitch,'” Slason said, using the players' term for the soccer field.In addition to sports, Beebe was an ardent fisherman, hunter and snowboarder. He helped his dad with the family's maple sugaring operation in Westminster West, and worked for Saxtons River Orchard for several years.His sister said through the years, her brother had planted apple trees all over the woods where he could, and that will be one of his legacies.His dad, the second generation of his family to run a plumbing and heating contracting business, said he always knew his son wanted to do something else.Zaso, of Keene, N.H., where she works on conservation issues, said she and Justin Beebe shared a love of the outdoors and the determination to protect it.“Justin was the love of my life. He knew how to grab life by the horns and go after his dreams. He would want his legacy to include challenging others to do the same. Live your dreams, get outside, learn to hunt or fish, connect with nature and be an authentic and genuine person,” said Zaso, who had begun to talk about marriage with Beebe.“Honor him by taking a walk in the woods and by taking the next step toward your big dream,” she said.The Beebe family is headed west this weekend for a memorial service with Justin's Hotshot crew and other wildland firefighters, and to visit the spots he loved out west: “where he had fished, where he had walked, where he was last present,” his father said.Betsy Beebe said her family had talked about death, and several years ago Justin said if he died, he wanted to be cremated and that his family should hold a party for him at the family's camp near their sugarhouse.“One thing I do know, he'd be embarrassed by all this attention,” his mother said.“To him, it was about saving houses and people's lives,” his dad said.The family hopes to create a fund in Justin Beebe's memory that will get more kids out in the woods.The Wildland Firefighters Foundation, based in Boise, Idaho, will help the family, said executive director Vickie Minor, who added that the group helps families cope with the long-term effects of death, as well as providing financial help to attend memorial services. Wildland firefighters are a transient lot, she said, and often lack the support of the immediate communities where they serve, she said.Minor said despite Beebe's relatively short time out west with the Hotshots, he was well respected. Hotshots are the Marines of the firefighting community, she said.“He was one hell of a good Hotshot,” she said.susan.smallheer @rutlandherald.com...

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Obituaries June 9 - South Strand news

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Contributions in memory of Sandra may be given to the Sandra Sherard Bethea Endowed Scholarship at Converse College, 580 East Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302, Georgetown Presbyterian Church, 558 Black River Road, Georgetown, SC 29440, or to the charity of your choice.A memorial service will be held at Georgetown Presbyterian Church on Friday, June 9 at 11:00 a.m. The family will welcome visitors in Columbia on Sunday, June 11 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the home of Joy and Rob Bethea, 5241 Lakeshore Drive. A family graveside service will be held at Dothan Cemetery in Dillon County, SC on a later date.Sarah FosterSarah Bertha Tucker Foster, 84, died on June 5, 2017 at her residence in the Plantersville community of Georgetown, South Carolina. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, June 8, 2017 at New Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church in the Benevenum community, conducted by Reverend Willie Bell Thomas, pastor.Mrs. Foster was born on January 7, 1933 in Georgetown, SC, to Mr. Willie Tucker and Mrs. Hattie Gilliard Tucker, the oldest of eleven children. She was educated in the public schools of Georgetown County. Mrs. Foster later resided in Brooklyn, New York, where she was employed for many years with Victoria Packing Company. Following retirement, in 2004 she returned to Georgetown and reestablished her membership at New Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church.Mrs. Foster is survived by her daughters, Margaret Drayton, Georgetown, SC and Renell Grant, Columbia, MD; her siblings, Hattie Tucker, Georgetown, SC, Ernest Tucker of Nashville, NC, Samuel Tucker, Jamaica, NY, Jacob Tucker and Willie Tucker, both of Brooklyn, NY, Hopie Cassell and Robert Tucker, both of Bronx, NY. Funeral services are entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.Franklin HealanFranklin Healan, 94, widower of Dessie “Pat” Healan, passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Prince George Nursing Facility.A funeral service, officiated by Dr. Ted Sherrill, was held at 2 PM, Friday, June 2, 2017 in First Baptist Church of Georgetown. The family received friends inside the church from 1-2 PM, prior to the service on Friday. Interment was in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens immediately following the service.Born August 23, 1922 in Wayne County Georgia, he was a son of the late Benjamin F. Healan and Minnie Lee Hightower Healan.Mr. Healan was a World War II veteran of the United States Army, achieving the rank of Master Sergeant. He retired as a maintenance supervisor in 1984 from International Paper after 37 ½ years of service. Mr. Healan was a member of First Baptist of Georgetown and the Spirit of Liberty Sunday School Class. He was a Master Mason and the former Worshipful Master of Winyah Lodge #40, Past Patron of OES Winyah #148, member of the Shriners and York Rite.Surviving are three stepdaughters, Blinda and LB Hutchinson of Georgetown, Lisa and Brian Warren of Myrtle Beach, and Betty Wilson of Andrews; a sister, Edna Healan of Columbus, GA; 17 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter, Wanda Britt; a son, Larry Healan; a brother, Robert Healan; a sister, Thelma Healan; a stepson, William “Bill” Butler; and a stepdaughter, Bobbie Harrelson.Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Georgetown at 219 Cleland Street, Georgetown, SC 29440.Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.grahamfuneralhome.org. Arrangements by Graham Funeral Home (843) 527-4419.Mickey PostonMickey Allen Poston, 66...

Obituary: Ralph P. Broring - La Crosse Tribune

Monday, February 20, 2017

Root river trail in the summers. Even with the physical struggles of the last years he continued to take great joy in near weekly trips to Marquette, Black River Falls, or other casinos, as well as weekly bingo nights at the La Crescent Legion. His joie-de-vivre was apparent even after the recent fall when he was still planning how to get to bingo.Ralph is survived by his two daughters, Kathleen Boardman of La Crescent, Gail (Ried) Boom of Manchester, Iowa; five grandchildren, Rob (Lisa) La Crosse, Rian (Jeanette) of Eureka, Calif., Alex (Mackenzie) of Des Moines, Iowa, Hannah of New Zeland, Ian of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.In addition to his wife, Lobie, he was preceded in death by one son. Tommy; and one sister. Betty Waldo.Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 4, at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral and Cremation Services La Crescent Chapel, 111 South Oak St. The Rev. Robert J. Cook will officiate. Burial with military rites by the Gittens-Leidel American Legion Post 595 will be in the Catholic Cemetery, La Crescent. Friends may call on the family from 9 a.m until the time of services Saturday morning at the funeral home.In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred and will be donated in Ralph’s memory. Online guestbook may be signed at www.schumacher-kish.com.

Currie's Bethlehem Baptist Church rebuilds after Hurricane Matthew - StarNewsOnline.com

Monday, February 06, 2017

In Brown’s lifetime, he said, he has never known it to flood.He said when the waters of Matthew started causing the Black River to rise, as well as nearby Collie Creek, which runs directly behind the church, the roads became impassible.“I knew it was bad when we were able to take a boat and drive it up the road from my home to the church like we were on the river,” he said.There was no flood insurance. Brown quickly offered up an unconventional, temporary home so the church could continue to hold services: his hunting lodge.It would take weeks for the water to recede enough so church members could get inside to see how bad the damage was. The pews, piano and other furniture had been ruined due to the extensive water damage. Mold had set in quickly due to the warm days, so the walls and flooring would also need to be replaced.Through all this, Brown says he saw something that he had not seen in many years: the community coming together to help.“I was truly amazed by the help we received. People I’ve never met before came out to help us get through this," he said. "They gave us their time and hard work and it really moved me to know that people still care.”He offers special thanks to the Wilmington Baptist Association as well as other churches and Quinn McGowan Funeral Home for providing assistance to the church. Brown said many others have come to aid the church in its time of need.While the reconstruction is only half completed, Brown and the congregation hope to have the repairs completed by spring and plan to have a special dedication service at that time.“I’m a firm believer that a bad situation can turn into good and this has shown me that community is still here. There are lots of good people still out there and that’s comforting to know,” Brown said.For more on how you can assist Bethlehem Baptist Church in recovery efforts, call 910-470-5706.Story idea? Contact the StarNews Community News desk at Community@StarNewsOnline.com or 910-343-2364.

Clarice Jane Zirk-Phillips, Janesville, WI/formerly of Black River Falls, WI - Janesville Gazette

Monday, December 26, 2016

PrintThursday, December 22, 2016May 2, 1935 - Decmber 17, 2016Clarice Zirk-Phillips, 81, of Janesville, WI/formerly of Black River Falls, WI, passed away Saturday, December 17, 2016, at Rock Haven Nursing Home, Janesville. She was born May 2, 1935 in Mauston, WI, to Clarence and Maxine (Crouch) Markgraf. Clarice was a graduate of Elroy High School in Elroy, WI. She was united in marriage to Rodney Zirk, and together they lived in southern Wisconsin, around Janesville. They were later divorced. Clarice later was united in marriage to Arthur “Bud” Phillips on January 21, 1989 in Sparta, WI. While living in Black River Falls, she worked as a volunteer for the Jackson County Historical Society, in the History Room. Clarice had a great passion for History and Genealogy, she also enjoyed going to garage sales and going out to eat. She was a member of DAR (Daughters of American Revolution), Jackson County Historical Society, along with many other counties.Clarice is survived by her children: Richard Zirk of Pigeon Falls, WI, Ronald (Susan) Zirk and Robin (Lori) Zirk, both of Janesville, WI, Rian (Kathy) Zirk...

Clayton Lee Jorgensen - Register

Monday, December 19, 2016

He attended Polk County Teachers College and met the love of his life, Karen Lindberg. They were married in 1962 at Zion Lutheran Church of Trade Lake.  Clayton started teaching in the Black River Falls School District in the fall of 1962. He earned a bachelor’s degree in education from University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, a master of science degree in teaching from UW - Eau Claire and his administration specialist degree from UW - Superior.After teaching two years in the Black River Falls School District, Karen and Clayton were hired to teach in the Grantsburg School system. Clayton was an elementary schoolteacher and became the elementary school principal. He served the Grantsburg School District for over 36 years. He retired in 2000 to become a stay-at-home grandpa.Clayton was a longtime member of Zion Lutheran Church of Trade Lake, Wis. Over the years he was involved in many community and statewide activities, and was very supportive of youth and their activities.  Clayton was a Boy Scout leader, 4-H leader, Sunday school teacher and worked with the Grantsburg High School football team for many years. When he retired, he received the Going the Extra Mile for Kids Award from the Grantsburg School District.Clayton was a civic-minded person and served on the Grantsburg Village Board, the Burnett County Board and many local and statewide committees. In 2004, Clayton received the Distinguished Service Award from the Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association. He was very involved in many local history events and tractor events. The biggest joy of his life was his family. He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Karen, who was always by his side and helped him in every way. He is also survived by his son, Greg (Heather) Jorgensen; his daughter, Janelle (Jeff) Hermann; his grandchildren, Bella, Sophie, Max and Will Jorgensen; Danielle, Chris and Lauren Hermann; as well as his little dog, Marley. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Frances Jorgensen; siblings, Catherine and Carlton; and great-nephew, Chris Olson.Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 9, at Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home in Grantsburg. The memorial service honoring Clayton’s life will be held at 1 p.m., with visitation noon to 1 p.m., Saturday, D...

Iowa cities brace for floods as Cedar River approaches crest - Washington Post

Monday, October 24, 2016

National Weather Service meteorologist Rick Mamrosh in Green Bay, Wis.In southwestern Wisconsin, the Kickapoo River appeared to have crested, and the Black River was on its way down. But the Yellow River is still rising and may reach major flood stage Sunday evening, said Clint Aegerter, a Weather Service meteorologist.— Associated PressOHIOHundreds mourn boyfatally shot by officerA 13-year-old boy fatally shot by a police officer investigating a report of an armed robbery was remembered at his funeral Saturday as someone with a special glow.“He lit up a room. He demanded your attention,” said Michael Bell, who coached Tyre King on his youth football team.Hundreds of mourners filed past a white casket draped with yellow roses at a Columbus church before a hearse carried the boy’s body to a cemetery, the Columbus Dispatch reported.Columbus police officer Bryan Mason, a member of the department for almost 10 years, shot Tyre multiple times on Sept. 14 after the boy ran from investigators and pulled out a BB gun that looked like a real firearm, police have said.Mason, who is white, was put on administrative leave immediately after the incident — standard procedure after police shootings.— Associated PressTwo firefighters killed in Delaware: Two firefighters have died and four have been injured while battling a rowhouse blaze. The Wilmington Fire Department said Lt. Christopher Leach, 41, and Senior Firefighter Jerry Fickes, 51, died in the fire, which began about 3:15 a.m. Saturday. The floor of the home collapsed as firefighters went inside, and four firefighters fell. Two firefighters were in critical condition at a medical center. Two others were treated at a hospital and one of them has been released.Six stabbed at California party: A 21-year-old man stabbed six people early Saturday at a house party, lashing out after he bumped into someone and a fight erupted, authorities said. Two people were critically injured, and four others were hospitalized in stable condition, police said. Arriving officers said they found suspect Aaron Hong Te in front of the Pasad...

George L. Wald, Spencer, WI/formerly of Janesville - Gazettextra

Monday, October 10, 2016

Spencer, formerly of Janesville, passed away on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. George was born November 8, 1944, to Vernon and Veda Wald in Black River Falls. He attended Beloit Memorial School. George was united in marriage to Dianna Greenwood, she passed away in 1972. He was later united in marriage to LuAnne Holmes, who passed away in 2010. George proudly served his country in the United States Marines as a Sergeant including three tours in Vietnam. After his retirement from the Marines his employment included the Janesville Sheriff’s Department, Beloit Corporation and the Stop N Go. His hobbies were hunting, fishing and gun collecting.Survivors include his three children: Barbara (Jesus) Celis of Wisconsin, Tami (John) Peshek of Arizona and Michael (Mary) Wald of Wisconsin; his two stepchildren: Shawn (Lacey) Holmes and Candice Peterson, both of Wisconsin. George is further survived by his grandchildren: Jacob Mueller, Erik Celis, Lukas (Jenifer) Celis, Alixandra Peshek, Megan Peshek, Cassie Peshek, Charles Wald, Forrest “Woody” Wald, Magdelene “Maggie” Wald, Gage, Mazie, Trent, Angelina, Kyle, Chance and Michaela Holmes and Ashley and Kelsey Peterson, and his adopted grandsons: Alex Neuendorf, Ja...

Vt. family mourns loss of their 'Hotshot' - Barre Montpelier Times Argus

Monday, September 05, 2016

Beebe and one of his closest friends, Quentin Young, their arms wrapped around each other celebrating Beebe scoring the winning goal in overtime during the Josh Cole Tournament, held annually by Black River High School.“They were a feared duo on the field. They had an electric dynamic on the field. I was blessed they chose soccer,” he said. “He was lightning quick.”While Beebe appeared to excel easily in sports, he worked hard at it privately, his coach said. More importantly, he said, was he worked with the younger players, encouraged and mentored them.Academics did not come easily for him, he said, and he coped with dsylexia.“Because he had those learning challenges, he had a real empathy,” Slason said. “He never criticized a player. He would never pick on anybody. He would say you had to be positive to bring out the best in people.”Slason said Beebe was modest. “He didn't go looking for the notoriety,” he said. “It found him.”“We used to say, ‘He had the fastest wheel on the pitch,'” Slason said, using the players' term for the soccer field.In addition to sports, Beebe was an ardent fisherman, hunter and snowboarder. He helped his dad with the family's maple sugaring operation in Westminster West, and worked for Saxtons River Orchard for several years.His sister said through the years, her brother had planted apple trees all over the woods where he could, and that will be one of his legacies.His dad, the second generation of his family to run a plumbing and heating contracting business, said he always knew his son wanted to do something else.Zaso, of Keene, N.H., where she works on conservation issues, said she and Justin Beebe shared a love of the outdoors and the determination to protect it.“Justin was the love of my life. He knew how to grab life by the horns and go after his dreams. He would want his legacy to include challenging others to do the same. Live your dreams, get outside, learn to hunt or fish, connect with nature and be an authentic and genuine person,” said Zaso, who had begun to talk about marriage with Beebe.“Honor him by taking a walk in the woods and by taking the next step toward your big dream,” she said.The Beebe family is headed west this weekend for a memorial service with Justin's Hotshot crew and other wildland firefighters, and to visit the spots he loved out west: “where he had fished, where he had walked, where he was last present,” his father said.Betsy Beebe said her family had talked about death, and several years ago Justin said if he died, he wanted to be cremated and that his family should hold a party for him at the family's camp near their sugarhouse.“One thing I do know, he'd be embarrassed by all this attention,” his mother said.“To him, it was about saving houses and people's lives,” his dad said.The family hopes to create a fund in Justin Beebe's memory that will get more kids out in the woods.The Wildland Firefighters Foundation, based in Boise, Idaho, will help the family, said executive director Vickie Minor, who added that the group helps families cope with the long-term effects of death, as well as providing financial help to attend memorial services. Wildland firefighters are a transient lot, she said, and often lack the support of the immediate communities where they serve, she said.Minor said despite Beebe's relatively short time out west with the Hotshots, he was well respected. Hotshots are the Marines of the firefighting community, she said.“He was one hell of a good Hotshot,” she said.susan.smallheer @rutlandherald.com...