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Every attempt is made to provide up-to-date service information. Notices listed here may or may not have an obituary posted on our site due to family wishes. On-line condolences are open to send up to a few days following services, and obituaries are kept on-line to view for about six months.

If you wish to view an obituary not posted or if you have other questions, please give us a call 715.830.5470, or send a us an email.

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Helping people of all ages with grief
All of us right now are experiencing some sense of grief. In our ever changing days/hours, grief is affecting all of our lives. We have a loss of social interaction, loss of freedom to go where we want when we want, possibly a loss of job, and so much more.

Most adults have ways to cope with this, but our children - probably not. They may seem okay, but may not know how to communicate what they are feeling.

Here is a good way for them (and all of us) to express ourselves right now. Grab a piece of paper and a writing utensil. Have them draw a circle or a couple of them. Ask them (or yourself) to draw a face in the circle showing how they are feeling right now. It might be happy, sad, angry, confused, etc. Encourage them to explain why they are feeling that way. This is hard, but just listen. Encourage their feelings, don't dismiss or downplay them.

Now, ask them to draw a happy face (if that was not what they drew). Discuss with them what would make them feel happy. Remember their age and that the request might be undoable right now. But help them think of things they could do that would bring some happy into their life right now. Keep it real and keep it simple. It doesn't take much.

I hope you find this helpful! Take care. Kelly

We are here for you!
There is much uncertainty happening right now with constant updates and changes to our lives.

As we have been for the past 20+ years, we are here to help you and your family navigate through all the difficulties when a loved one dies. We are a full service funeral home with our own on-site crematory. Our diligence to keeping our funeral home clean has not waivered; it has always been a top priority.

We are keeping ourselves informed with all health authorities as well as with directives set forth by our industry.

Together we will determine the best path for you and your family to take during this time. We are here for you. Please reach out to us via email, phone call, or messenger.

If had been in your plans before all of our lives took on a "new normal" to talk to us about pre-planning your funeral, we are still willing and able to do that. Through phone calls, emails, and/or regular mail, we can help you.

Our response to COVID-19
As everyone takes precautions set out by reliable health authorities, we at Evergreen are as well.

We have been here to help families with the death of loved ones for over 20 years and will continue to provide the upmost care and comfort to our community. Jeff has been a licensed funeral director for nearly 35 years. He has been trained to care for not only the survivors, but also for the deceased. Jeff takes his job as a funeral director very seriously and has always used the highest precautions.

But a huge part of our care is to help families begin the journey of grief. That will continue to include visitations, funerals, and burials. They need the support of family and friends. Both physically and emotionally.

If you are wondering, "Should I come to the visitation or funeral?" The answer is, yes.

However, if you are sick or have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus or to someone else who has, please stay home. Send a card or an on-line condolence to the family.

When you come to the visitation/funeral, please do not be offended if the family chooses to refrain from hugging or shaking your hand. You being present will bring them comfort.

Thank you.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us in an email or give us a call. 715.830.5470.

For more information about COVID-19, visit the CDC site at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html or the World Health Organization at https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Thank you!
We want to thank everyone that sent us words of comfort, gave us a phone call and/or kept us in their thoughts and prayers the past two weeks regarding the death of Jeff's dad. It has meant so much to us to know you have been there for us as we have been there for so many of you. Thank you, Jeff and Kelly

Expression of Thanks

The family of Allen and Pat Schwoerer
Dear Jeff and Kelly,

Thank you so much for taking the time to make sure everything was so nice for our Mom. Everyone commented how wonderful everything was and we couldn't have done it without you. Take good care - Greg and Deb

Family of Rodger Stolp
Jeff and Kelly,

Thank you for your generous grace, service, and compassion as you guided my family through my father's end of life journey. Your presence made our process so comfortable. May God bless you on your path to assist others through their journey. Sincere thanks, Pam

Dear Jeff and Kelly,

Heartfelt thanks from all of my family for your efficient - and more importantly - compassionate handling of all the arrangements for Rodger's transition to eternal life! Your calm presence and attention to detail through the visitation and funeral was greatly appreciated. You indeed are a blessing and I wish you God's greatest blessings as you continue this caring ministry.
Peace. Jo and family

Helen Doyle's family
Dear Jeff and Kelly, Thank you for everything you did for my family. Both of you are such sweet people & made a very difficult time a little easier to handle for all of us. We appreciate your guidance and kindness. So very grateful for your service and friendship.

Family of Jim Leonard
Jeff and Kelly, Just wanted to send you a note to thank you for all of your assistance with our husband/father/grandfather's service. You made a difficult time so much easier and eased our burden so much. Everything was lovely for his memorial and we appreciate all you did to make it so.

The family of Ed Rhodes
Dear Jeff and Kelly,
A heartfelt thank you for all you did helping us with the funeral arrangements for Ed. The two of you are very good in what you do as a business and are both professional as well as warm & compassionate. You made our difficult journey easier. Thank you so much.

Bill Dresden's Family
Dear Jeff and Kelly,
Sometimes there just aren't enough words to describe the appreciation. Thank you for the care and expertise in helping to honor Bill's final moments. Your assistance to our family was very much appreciated.

Family of Chuck Peterson
Dear Jeff and Kelly,
I just wanted to let you know that you did a terrific job with my dad's service. I appreciated the manner in which you combined professionalism with sensitivity. I know my mom appreciated everything also. Sincerely,  Shawn Peterson

BEEDE, Roger K., age 78
Died: Saturday, January 4th, 2020
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BORGSCHATZ, Sandra L., age 59
Died: Saturday, March 7th, 2020

BOWMAN, Dione M., age 58
Died: Friday, November 1st, 2019
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BROOKSHAW, James J., age 91
Died: Wednesday, August 7th, 2019
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CABLE, Pauline, age 89
Died: Friday, October 4th, 2019
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COOPER, Ronald R., age 75
Died: Sunday, March 22nd, 2020
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FLAIG, Gilbert T., age 85
Died: Thursday, October 17th, 2019
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GOODEN, Joseph W., age 78
Died: Thursday, March 5th, 2020
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GRAASKAMP, Joanne S., age 86
Died: Saturday, January 4th, 2020
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GUTSCH, Mary Lou, age 81
Died: Saturday, February 1st, 2020
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HANSON, Mary Jane, age 93
Died: Monday, November 25th, 2019
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HAUCK, Thomas E., age 80
Died: Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
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HOUSE, Gregory A., age 68
Died: Saturday, January 4th, 2020
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JACOBS, Mary H., age 80
Died: Friday, September 27th, 2019
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JACOBSON, Doris E., age 93
Died: Saturday, February 29th, 2020
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JOHNSON, Heather A., age 42
Died: Thursday, November 28th, 2019
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JOHNSON, Sandra M., age 69
Died: Saturday, November 2nd, 2019
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JONES, Violet J., age 95
Died: Thursday, September 5th, 2019
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KASSERA, Doris E., age 92
Died: Tuesday, February 4th, 2020
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KRAMER, Geraldine B., age 94
Died: Wednesday, December 11th, 2019
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LAUFENBERG, Kim L., age 66
Died: Sunday, March 8th, 2020
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LOWE, Trevor J., age 53
Died: Friday, February 28th, 2020
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MERCIER, Glen A., age 65
Died: Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
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PEUSE, Cleo L., age 89
Died: Wednesday, February 26th, 2020
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RAHL, Walter "Wally" L., age 69
Died: Sunday, March 1st, 2020
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RAHR, Clara M., age 101
Died: Monday, October 28th, 2019
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REYNOLDS, Steven J., age 73
Died: Wednesday, March 11th, 2020
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RONNING, Lawrence R., age 81
Died: Wednesday, January 15th, 2020
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ROSENBAUM, Joseph F., age 71
Died: Friday, September 13th, 2019
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SCHMITZ, Mary Ann, age 69
Died: Thursday, February 13th, 2020
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SCHWOERER, Patricia C., age 77
Died: Monday, September 2nd, 2019
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SHAFER, Jesse I., age 41
Died: Thursday, August 22nd, 2019
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SOKUP, Donald E., age 76
Died: Monday, January 6th, 2020
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SOLUM, Severt "Skip" L., age 61
Died: Friday, March 27th, 2020
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SOREBO, Joan M., age 84
Died: Tuesday, August 27th, 2019
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STEVENS, Ella A., age 87
Died: Sunday, December 29th, 2019
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STOLP, Rodger J., age 88
Died: Friday, August 16th, 2019
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SWENSON, Velda L., age 94
Died: Friday, October 18th, 2019
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THIRY, Grayson L., age 0
Died: Friday, September 13th, 2019
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TOMASETTI, Paul R., age 47
Died: Monday, October 14th, 2019
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VEHRS, Janet M., age 79
Died: Friday, December 13th, 2019
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WALTMIRE, Vivian B., age 94
Died: Tuesday, August 6th, 2019
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