Scott Everett Backes was received into the loving arms of his Savior on August 12, 2018 after a brief but courageous battle with colon cancer. He was 47 years and 6 days old.

It is with great sadness that the family announces the sudden unexpected passing of Michael E. Wilson of Amery. After two successful cancer surgeries, Mike had just returned to his passion of working full time on July 16, 2018, when he was suddenly called to help his Lord in heaven.

James “Jim” Boerner died peacefully at St. Nicholas Hospital while in hospice care June 29, 2018, with his loving wife by his side. He was 80.

Diane C. Stelton of St. Croix Falls died peacefully, surrounded by family on June 12, 2018, at the Christian Community Home in Osceola. She was 72.

Tyler J. Zacharias was an adventurous soul. He always saw the best in people and wanted to see anything and everything life had to offer. His friends were his family and he would do anything for them. Tyler was taken from this world at the young age of 30 - too young to say goodbye. He was b…

Floyd Henry Rasmussen, 95, a long-time resident of rural Dresser, passed away at Golden Age Manor Nursing Home, Saturday, April 14, 2018. Floyd was born January 11, 1923, in Garfield Township, Wisconsin, youngest of two children, to Roy and Ruth (Jerdee) Rasmussen.

Mark J. Schwan of New Richmond died March 23, 2018. He was born Nov. 19, 1958, in Hennepin County, Minn., to LeRoy and Patricia Schwan. He was 59.

Doris Ann Scharfenberg died peacefully at Good Samaritan’s of St. Croix Falls on Feb. 15, 2018. She was 92. Born Doris Fleming in Detroit in 1925, she attended Hillsdale college in Michigan, graduating in 1947 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. While at Hillsdale she met and married Jam…

Early on the morning of Feb. 6, 2018, a fine fisherman piloted his boat out past the rocky shore and into calm waters, as all who loved him waved farewell from the land, knowing he was at peace. He was 72.

Sandra was born May 28, 1937 in Saint Croix Falls to Leo and Leona Katz. She died peacefully at her home in Roseville on Jan. 18, 2018. She was 80.