Harlan Draeger, a versatile and prolific news reporter who worked for the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Daily News, Kenosha News and Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune died last month at the age of 90.
Jacob Branen, whose family owned the Burlington Standard Press for nearly 50 years, was killed Feb. 4 when struck by a vehicle while walking home from work. He was 29.
Gerald “Jerry” Merryfield, who worked for 30 years at the Eau Claire Press Company, publisher of the Leader-Telegram, died Saturday, Feb. 9. He was 82.
Mark Maley, a longtime community journalist who later became a spokesman for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, died Friday, Feb. 8, just 40 days after being diagnosed with cancer.
Diane Niemeyer, who worked for 32 years at the Daily Jefferson County Union in Fort Atkinson, dies Thursday, Jan. 31. She was 71.
LA CROSSE – Elizabeth “Liz” Wing, a New York native who worked as a reporter for the Milwaukee Journal in the 1950s, died Wednesday, Jan. 30. She was 87. Wing, who had relatives in Waunakee, was hired at the Milwaukee Journal in 1953 after graduating from Smith College. While in Milwaukee, she met her future husband, Rick…
MERRILLAN – Jean Anderson, who worked for many years as a journalist in the Black River Falls area, died Wednesday, Jan. 23. She was 88. Anderson, a 1948 graduate of Black River Falls High School, was an active news correspondent for the Banner Journal, (Neillsville) Clark County Press, Melrose Chronicle, (Eau Claire) Leader-Telegram, La Crosse…
Connie Mae Lessard, the former owner and publisher of the Four Seasons shopper in Hayward, died Jan. 28. She was 85.
Francis Martell, who once owned a weekly shopper in Menomonie, died Saturday, Jan. 19, at age 90.
Steve Ehle, a longtime Madison-area journalist who served as Stoughton Courier Hub editor, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, after a battle with pneumonia.