Obituaries

March 17, 2021 Dean Albert Switz, 84, a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, died, Wednesday, March 17, 2021. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2021, 1:30 P.M. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 401 Mill St.,Wilton, WI. Pastor Cathleen Morris will officiate....
May 22, 2021 SPARTA - Virginia “Ginny” R. Backus, 67, of Sparta, passed away peacefully in her sleep Saturday, May 22, 2021 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home and Cremation, Sparta...
May 20, 2021 TOMAH - Mark Joseph Tainter Jr., 20 of Tomah, WI, died as a result of a car accident Thursday, May 20, 2021. Mark was born to Mark Joseph Tainter Sr. and Felicia Jo Helgeson, March 18, 2001. He was a 2019 graduate of Tomah High School. A Ho Chunk Traditional Funeral was held Sunday...
February 6, 1936— May 20, 2021 SPARTA - Doreen Scafe, 85, of Sparta, died Thursday, May 20, 2021 at Agrace HospiceCare, Fitchburg, WI. She was born on February 6, 1936 in Warrington, England to Harry and Victoria (Loake) Taylor. She grew up in England and was a very good swimmer while in school...
June 10, 1937 — May 21, 2021 SPARTA - Clifford C. “Bud” Polhamus, 83, of Sparta, WI, passed away Friday, May 21, 2021, at the Tomah Nursing and Rehab Center in Tomah. Bud was born June 10, 1937, to Clifford and Josephine (Zais) Polhamus in Eau Claire, WI. Bud married Audrey Lorenz on September...
January 14, 1939— Saturday, May 22, 2021 TOMAH - Helen Catherine Bilodeau, 82, of Tomah WI, was called home on Saturday, May 22, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. Born January 14, 1939, to Edgar and Ann (Metko) Bilodeau in Milwaukee. Her parents died at a young age, and she was raised by...
December 15, 1953 — Saturday, May 22, 2021 SPARTA-Virginia “Ginny” R. Backus, 67, of Sparta, passed away peacefully in her sleep Saturday, May 22, 2021 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Ginny was born in Sparta on December 15, 1953 to Elmer “Pete” and Davida “Davy” (Sinner) Arnold....
September 25, 1941 — May 5, 2021 SPARTA - Jean C. Abbott, age 79, of Sparta, Wisconsin, passed away Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at Patriot Place in Berlin, Wisconsin. She was born September 25, 1941, to Ralph and Elizabeth (Rischette) Otto. Jean graduated from Tomah High School, where she would later...
September 7, 1961 — May 17, 2021 TOMAH - Daran S. Burnstad, age 59, of Tomah, WI, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 17, 2021 at his home. He was born September 7, 1961 to Eugene and Karyl (Moseley) Burnstad. At age 16, he met his future wife, Leanne Decorah. They were married on May 23,...
November 7, 2020 SPARTA - William “Bud” Breslin, 79, lost his battle with cancer on Saturday, November 7, 2020. A Celebration of Life will be held for Bud from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at the Market Bar in Sparta. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www....

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