SPARTA -- Mary K. Palubicki, 81, of Sparta died Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, at Gundersen Health System, La Crosse.

OCALA, Fla. — It is with the deepest sadness that the families of Elizabeth and Michael Zeps announce their sudden and tragic deaths Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Ocala, Fla.

NEILLSVILLE, Wis. — Steven B. Stetzer, 47, of Neillsville passed away Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, surrounded by family at Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield, Wis., from complications of cancer.

Priscilla A. Johnson, 84, died peacefully Feb. 2, 2018, at Black River Memorial Hospital, Black River Falls, surrounded by family.

BOSCOBEL, Wis. — Joseph R. Zeman, 65, of Boscobel passed away Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, at his home in Boscobel.

A trip to the Alaskan northland by two local adventurers turned out to be a trip of a lifetime. Friends of the Black River President Steve Rake and member Steve Firkin took the month-long trip to Alaska in 2016.

MELROSE — Clayton Leonard Olson, 95, of rural Melrose died Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, at Pine View Care Center, Black River Falls.

Janet M. Fisher, age 81, formerly of Spencer passed away Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at Marshfield Medical Center.

MELROSE — Gary Duane Hass, 69, of Melrose passed away Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse.

Lois Faye Peterson-Braun, 69, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at home with family by her side after a courageous battle against metastatic breast cancer.

SPARTA — Joanne Catherine Curran, 73, of Sparta died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, in Sparta. A memorial service will be held in her name at a later date. Torgerson Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.