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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
Irma L. Pitlik

Irma L. Pitlik, age 87, of Eagle River, Wis., formerly of Sugar Camp, Wis., died on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013.

She was born on Feb. 1, 1926, in Eagle River, the daughter of John and Anna (Wiebe) Spiess.

Irma was raised on a farm and attended schools in Eagle River.

On Oct. 11, 1945, she was married to Joseph Pitlik in Sugar Camp.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 1:32 PM
Jane Powell

Jane Powell, a lifelong resident of St. Germain, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at her home. She was 83.

Mrs. Powell was born March 30, 1930, in Rhine­lander to Malcolm and Margaret (née Hoffman) Powell.

She owned and operated the Greenwood Ranch in St. Germain for many years.

She was on the St. Germain Cemetery Board,

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 1:30 PM
Lois Gardner
Lois Gardner

Lois Gard­ner of St. Germain, formerly of Naperville, Ill., died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. She was 78.

Lois was born in Chicago, on March 20, 1935, to Eva and William Cleveland. She was an only child.

She married husband, Jack Gardner, on Sept. 20, 1955.

She attended Northwestern University, Chicago,

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 12:02 PM