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James Trachsel, 82, died May 17th, 2017
James A. Trachsel, 82, of Humbird, passed away at his home on Wednesday evening, May 17, 2017.

James Arthur Trachsel, son of Fredrick and Mildred (Anderson) Trachsel was born Jan. 25, 1935. He was a life long resident of the village of Humbird, where he was baptized and confirmed at the United Church of Christ, attended elementary and high school and graduated from Alma Center High School. On April 28, 1956 he was united in marriage to Darleen Barka at the E.U.B. Church in Augusta. For 23 years Jim worked in the fire protection area with the Conservation Department /DNR. He then worked 6 years with the Jackson County Iron Mine in Black River Falls. Upon their closing, he purchased a dump truck and for the next 17 years he was an owner/operator working in the truck division with Mathy Construction out of Amery. After selling the truck he worked another 5 years for the company as a parts runner. This being seasonal employment gave him the opportunity during the winter months to operated his car repair and blacksmithing shop in Humbird.
Jim had always enjoyed being a part of his children lives; helping with Boy Scouts and attending as many of their functions as he could. Due to failing health, during his retirement years he wasn’t able to participate in things like he would have liked.

Jim will be dearly missed by Darleen, his wife of 61 years; 3 sons, Boyd and Sherri of Amherst, Bruce and Brenda of Fall Creek, Robyn and Shari of Fairchild; daughter Holly and Michael Kuzba of Marshfield; brother, Fred (Ramona) of Rochester; 8 grandchildren, Bridgett (Jeremiah) Raine, Brock (Stacy) Trachsel, Benjamin (Laura) Trachsel, Billie Jo (Zachary) Stephans, Jessica Trachsel, Isaac Trachsel, Tayelor Kuzba (Jim Daniel), Briann Kuzba; and 12 great grandchildren.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents.

A visitation will be held Monday, May 22, 2017 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home in Augusta, and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the United Church of Christ in Humbird.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the church with Rev. Pat Trotter officiating.
Burial will be in the Mentor Cemetery, rural Humbird.
Kenneth Carl, 67, died May 11th, 2017
Kenneth Carl age 67 of Neillsville died Thursday, May 11th 2017 at William S. Middleton V.A. Hospital in Madison.

No visitation or funeral services will be held.

Private graveside services will be held at a later date.
Jeffery L. DeMert, 56, died May 4th, 2017
Jeff DeMert, age 56, of Neillsville, WI died suddenly Thursday, May 4, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.

He is survived by his significant other, Shelley Bleecker of Neillsville and her children, Nicole (Leif) Polzin and their son, Gavin of Neillsville and Dakota Brorson of Neillsville. His mother, “George” (Jim) Raine of Neillsville, sisters, Cindy (Randy) Butts of Neillsville, Kay (Marshall) Hayes of La Crosse and Debbie Spiegel of Neillsville, a brother, Kevin (Kelly) DeMert of New York, and nephews, Adam Brorson and his children, Zoe and Gia, Dylan Spiegel, Kevin Jr and Collin DeMert and Josh (Heidi) Butts their daughter, Jaycee and a Godmother, Mary Jane Frei.

He was preceded in death by his father, “Buck” DeMert.

A Celebration of Jeff’s life will be held at a later date.

Online Condolences may be made at

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Jeff’s family with Funeral arrangements.
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