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Doris Rutkowski

Doris Rutkowski, age 85, a resident of Eagle River, Wis., since 1979, formerly of Milwaukee, Wis., died on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013.

She was born on Aug. 31, 1928, in Milwaukee, to Frank and Frances Mazurek.

She was active at the Kal­mar Center in Eagle River, and was a member of the quilting club, the card club and the Red Hat Society.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband,

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 11:52 AM
Roger Truax

Roger Truax, a resident  of St. Germain since 1997 and formerly of Evansville, died Nov. 23, 2013, in Rhine­lander. He was 66.

Mr. Truax was born April 1, 1947, in Albany to Ralph and Leona Truax.

He retired from General Motors in Janesville after 31 years of service, and was a member of the United Auto Workers.

His interests included woodworking, the Chicago Cubs,

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 11:51 AM
Vicki L. Elertson

Vicki L. Elertson (née Hense) found eternal peace while surrounded by her loving family on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at the age of 64.

Beloved mother of Tanya (Rick) Dwyer, Rick (Julie) Elertson and Dawn (Mark) Kaul. Cherished “Brumma” of Tyler, Halligan, McKenna, Alyssa, Luke, Sophia and Hadley. Sister of Tom, Sue and the late David. Aunt of Ashley.

Further survived by other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her parents,

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 1:35 PM
Melanie Margaret Kirsch

Melanie Margaret Kirsch (Smith), born Jan. 26, 1954, found peace on Nov. 1, 2013, knowing she seized every day, left the world a better, more interesting place, and lived a life filled with love.

Melanie had a magnetism and a radiance that was hard to define, yet impossible to forget. She was striking, gregarious and a masterful storyteller. She had a wild sense of humor, an unrestrained and infectious laugh, and she delighted in her ability to send a room into fits of joy and laughter.

Melanie was effortlessly captivating and her vivacity placed her at the heart and helm

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 1:33 PM
Valerie ‘Toni’ Newton

Valerie “Toni” Newton of Eagle River died Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff.  She was 78.

Mrs. Newton was born Oct. 15, 1935, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Pauline and James Schultz.

She was raised and attended schools in Chicago. It was there that she married Earl Newton June 12, 1954.

She was employed by the Carlson Pharmaceutical Co.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 1:32 PM