Thursday, September 20th


Dennis J. Karaskiewicz, 68, of Sparta and formerly of Fairchild, passed away Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 at Gundersen Hospital in La Crosse.

Memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home in Augusta, with Father Daniel Thelen officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the Fairchild Cemetery. Friends may call 2 hours prior to services Saturday at the funeral home.

Dennis Joseph Karaskiewicz, son of Florian and Barbara (Poczkalski) Karaskiewicz, was born January 15, 1950 in Chicago. As a child he was baptized and confirmed into the Catholic faith in Chicago, and also attended school there. Dennis served honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, serving from 1967 thru 1970. When he was discharged he returned to McHenry, Il. In 1991 he moved to Fairchild and more recently to Sparta, where since 2004 he had been employed for Northern Engraving.

Ann “Shirley” Hefner, 82 of Tomah passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at the Onalaska Care Center.

Funeral arrangements are pending. The Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, Tomah is assisting the family with arrangements.

Laura C. Gnewikow, 89 of Tomah passed away on Monday, September 17, 2018 at the Bland Bekkedal Center for Hospice, Viroqua.

A Funeral Service will held on Thursday, September 20, 2018, 1:00 P.M. at St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church, 525 Superior Ave., Tomah. Pastor Curt S. Backhaus will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenfield Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited for a time of visitation from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, 801 E. Monowau Street, Tomah and at the church on Thursday from 12:00 Noon until the time of the service. Online condolences may be given at

Kathleen “Katie” Schreier, 58, of Cashton, WI, passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, WI.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, September 21, 2018, 10:30 AM at the Torkelson Funeral Home in Cashton, WI. Father Michael Klos will officiate. Burial will follow in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. Family and friends are invited for visitation Thursday beginning at 4:00 PM and concluding with a prayer service at 7:00 PM, at the Torkelson Funeral Home. Visitation will also be held from 9:30 AM until the time of service on Friday. Online condolences may be offered at

Verlyn Gene Anderson, 75, of Sparta, died Monday, September 17, 2018 at Gundersen Health System, La Crosse.

A celebration of life will be held at Verlyn’s home on Saturday, September 22, from 2-6 p.m. The family asks to please bring any pictures you may have to help with the sharing of memories. Online condolences may be offered at

The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.