Several county employees retire this summerAn open house for Wanda Plourde is planned all day Friday, June 22 in the veteran’s office at the Government Center and the party continues at Starr’s Bar in North Hudson after work at 5 p.m.
Wanda Plourde, benefit specialist, officially retires June 21 after 27 years with county veteran’s services. An open house is planned all day Friday, June 22 in the veteran’s office at the Government Center and the party continues at Starr’s Bar in North Hudson after work at 5 p.m.
Wanda will be honored again July 14 at 4 p.m. with a gathering at the American Legion Club south of Somerset.
Deputy County Clerk Renee Carufel
After 19 and one-half years working for St. Croix County, Renee Carufel is retiring.
Her last day at the familiar front desk position in the County Clerk’s office is set for July 11.
Carufel started as a part-time employee in the treasurer’s office in 1990 then took over a full time position for County Clerk Sue Nelson in 1993. She continued as the ever pleasant presence for current clerk Cindy Campbell.
After Retirement, Carufel, who farms north of Somerset with her husband Donald, plans to keep busy with volunteer work at St. Anne’s Church.
“I’m sure I’ll miss the contact with the public, I’ll miss the people,” she said recently while contemplating the big step.
Carufel, a 1963 graduate of River Falls High School, moved to Somerset in 1966 when she got married. She and her husband have four grown children including Richard, Robert Randy and Donna and six grandchildren.
Other announced retirements from county positions this summer include:
Mary Hecker, Administration Secretary at the UW-Extension Office in Baldwin on June 1 after 21 years.
Duane Ruosch, Highway Maintenance worker on June 14 after 36 years.
Joan Chamberlin, substance abuse counselor at Hudson High School July 5 after four years.
Rich Monn, lead maintenance mechanic building services on July 31 after 19 years.