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May 20, 2022


Judith A. Hogan
Judith A. Hogan of Rhinelander, passed away at her residence on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021. Judy was born in Milwaukee on October 10, 1942. She met her husband, Thomas S. Hogan, at UW-Oshkosh and they married on June 19, 1965. The couple moved to Rhinelander a few years later to make their home in the Northwoods and raise their daughter Heather and son Steven.
Friday, May 20, 2022

Kenneth Albert Braun Jr.
A memorial service for Kenneth Albert Braun, Jr. will be held at a later date. Kenneth was born Jan 9, 1959, in Phelps, and entered rest on May 4, 2022 in Minden, La.
Friday, May 20, 2022

Jean Woods
Jean Woods, age 87, of Rhinelander, passed away peacefully on May 8, 2022. She was born Aug. 30, 1934, in Menasha, the daughter of Joseph and Valeria (Luka) Altenhofen. Jean was the youngest of five siblings. She was raised and educated in Menasha.
Friday, May 20, 2022

Lois I. Kettner
Lois I. Kettner, age 81 of Rhinelander, passed away peacefully on April 13, 2022, at her home under the care of Compassus Hospice after a battle with lung cancer.
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Leroy "Val" Lukowski
Leroy "Val" Lukowski, age 79, of Rhinelander, died on Feb. 27, 2022 at Milestone Senior Living in Rhinelander. He was born in Little Rock, Ark., on Sept. 18, 1942, the son of Walter and Maisel (Pinson) Lukowski.
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Alex J. Mankoski
Alex J. Mankoski, age 82, of Rhinelander, passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2022, under the care of his family and Compassus Hospice. He was born in Ironwood, Mich., on Aug. 23, 1939, to the late Alex Mankoski and Agnes Jenkins.
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Debra Lee Myers
Debra Lee Myers, age 66, of Rhinelander, died on March 28, 2022, at the Aspirus Rhinelander Hospital in Rhinelander. Debi-Lee, as she was known by her friends, was born on July 19, 1955, the daughter of Will and Dixie (Stuart) Kleinmeyer.
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Romelle "Mel" "Romey" Vandervest
Romelle "Mel" "Romey" Vandervest, age 55, of Rhinelander, passed away on April 22, 2022, in Victoria, Minn. She was born on Feb. 21, 1967, in Port Washington, to Robert and the late Beverly (Anderson) Metropulos.
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Iris Ford House
Iris Elizabeth Taylor Ford House, 102, passed away on January 22, 2022, at the Friendly Village Nursing Home in Rhinelander. Iris was born on April 10, 1919, at her family's logging camp in Monico. She was the oldest of seven children born to Lucius A. Taylor II and Lillian Mae Flannery Taylor.
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Friday, May 13, 2022

Conrad Paul Kuczmarski
Conrad Paul (Butch, Uncle Buck) Kuczmarski, age 79, passed away peacefully at home on May 6, 2022, surrounded by family. Conrad was born on Sept. 5, 1942, in Starks, to Emil Kuczmarski and Betty (Fojut) Kuczmarski. He was born the ninth child of 12.
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Friday, May 13, 2022

Joel Sandberg Sr.
Joel Sandberg Sr., age 79, of Rhinelander, passed away peacefully at home on May 6, 2022. He was born on Jan. 27, 1943, in Rhinelander, to Francis and Audrey (Bellile) Sandberg.
Friday, May 13, 2022

Patrick Schaller
Patrick Schaller, age 70, died on May 5, 2022, in Rhinelander. He was born on March 16, 1952, in Chicago. Survivors include his many friends and caregivers.
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Friday, May 13, 2022

Patricia Ann Colby
Patricia Ann Colby, 79, of Sycamore, Ill., died Thursday, May 5, 2022, at Lincolnshire Place, Sycamore.
Friday, May 13, 2022

Wayne Keith Denney
Wayne Keith Denney passed peacefully on May 5, 2022, at the age of 93 with his daughter at his side in Eagle River. Through his progression of his increasing medical concerns in recent years, he showed courage, optimism, and great faith during each stage.
Friday, May 13, 2022

Joyce Carol Tucci
Joyce Carol Tucci, age 84, passed away on May 7, 2022, at Aspirus Rhinelander Hospital.
Friday, May 13, 2022

John Swearingen
John Swearingen, age 66, of Rhinelander, died on May 9, 2022, in Rhinelander. He was born on Nov. 27, 1955, in Rhinelander, the son of Mark and Frances (Lathrop) Swearingen.
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Friday, May 13, 2022

John Paul Laggis
John Paul Laggis, 88, passed away April 15, 2022, at his home in Parowan, Utah. He was born Aug. 27, 1933, in Chicago, to Paul and Lillian Laggis. He moved to Rhinelander with the family as a young boy, and split time growing up between Rhinelander and Bath, New York.
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Leland "Lee" Furrer
Leland "Lee" Furrer, age 79, of Rhinelander, died on January 15, 2022, in Laona. He was born on May 12, 1942, in Lake Mills, the son of Lester and Lois (Bade) Furrer. Survivors include his wife, Barbara.
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Theodore "Ted" Southgate Herbst
Theodore (Ted) Southgate Herbst passed peacefully on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at the age of 94. Ted was born Oct. 24, 1927, in Cresco Township (Algona), Iowa, to Theodore Tennant and Olive Southgate Herbst.
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Jacob D. (Jake) Houg
Jacob D. Houg (Jake), age 36, died on Sunday, April 17, 2022, at his home in Greeley, Colorado. Jake was born in Rhinelander, on Nov. 16, 1985, the son of Tom and Kari Houg.
Friday, May 6, 2022

Jay Anderle Sr.
Jay Anderle Sr., age 69, of Rhinelander, died on May 2, 2022, at his home. He was born on July 12, 1952, in Rhinelander, the son of Joseph and Edna Mae (Reeves) Anderle.
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Thursday, May 5, 2022

Romelle "Mel" "Romey" Vandervest
Romelle "Mel" "Romey" Vandervest, age 55, of Rhinelander, passed away on April 22, 2022, in Victoria, Minn., after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was born on Feb. 21, 1967, in Port Washington, to Robert and the late Beverly (Anderson) Metropulos.
Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Reginald Glen "Bucky" Reed
The morning of April 22, 2022 "Earth Day" ...Reginald Glen "Bucky" Reed passed away peacefully, attended by family and good friends at Rennes in Rhinelander.
Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Sandra Jean Dankmeyer
Sandra Jean (Williams) Dankmeyer, age 74, of Rhinelander passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2022.
Tuesday, May 3, 2022

William "Bill" Franz Grinstead
William F. Grinstead, 61, of Rhinelander, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 16, 2022.
Friday, April 29, 2022

Kyle J. Polinski
Kyle J. Polinski, 29, died April 18, 2022, at his home. Kyle was born in Rhinelander on February 9, 1993, to Denise Blamberg and Joe Polinski.
Friday, April 29, 2022

Mark L. Dittel
Mark L. Dittel, 60, of Rhinelander, formerly of Phillips, passed away on April 21, 2022. Mark was born on Jan. 23, 1962, to Donald and Sandra (Bucholz) Dittel, in Milwaukee.
Friday, April 29, 2022

Michael "Burl" Ives
Michael "Burl" Ives, 62, of Stella, passed away on April 23, 2022, with his family at his side.
Friday, April 29, 2022

Terri Lynn Nelson
Terri Lynn Nelson, age 69, of Rhinelander, passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 in the company of her family at Aspirus Hospital in Wausau. She was born on Dec. 7, 1952, in Rhinelander, to Robert and Gloria Jeanne (Marquardt) Nelson.
Friday, April 29, 2022

Reginald "Bucky" Glen Reed
Reginald "Bucky" Glen Reed, age 95 of Rhinelander, died on Friday, April 22, 2022 at Rennes Heath and Rehab in Rhinelander. He was born in Rhinelander on Nov, 9, 1926 to Carleton and Mary (Eipers) Reed.
Friday, April 29, 2022

Lois I. Kettner
Lois I. Kettner, age 81 of Rhinelander, passed away peacefully on April 13, 2022, at her home under the care of Compassus Hospice after a battle with lung cancer.
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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Gloria M. Reik
Gloria M. Reik, age 90, of Janesville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, at the Rock Haven Assisted Living Facility. She was born in Rhinelander on Sept. 5, 1931, the daughter of Gordon and Ella (Grill) Christ. Gloria was a 1949 graduate of Rhinelander High School, and later married her loving husband, Royal Reik, in Milwaukee on March 17, 1951.
Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Kyle Joseph Polinski
Kyle Joseph Polinski, age 29, of Rhinelander, died on April 18, 2022, in Rhinelander.

He was born on Feb. 9, 1993, in Rhinelander, the son of Joseph Polinski and Denise Blamberg.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Romelle Helena Vandervest
Romelle Helena Vandervest, age 55, of Rhinelander, died on Friday, April 22, 2022 in Victoria, Minn.
Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Deborah J. Castonguay
Deborah J. Castonguay, age 67, of Rhinelander, died on April 14, 2022, at her home. She was born on Feb. 22, 1955, in Rhinelander, to Leonard and Iola (Gilman) Wilmot.
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Friday, April 22, 2022

Preston Donald Michie
Preston Donald Michie left us suddenly and way too soon on April 12, 2022 at the age of 73. Preston was born May 14, 1948 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Tomahawk.
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Friday, April 22, 2022

Jacob D. Houg
Jacob D. Houg, age 36, of Greeley, Colo., formerly of Rhinelander, died on Sunday, April 17, 2022.
Friday, April 22, 2022

Terri L. Nelson
Terri L Nelson, age 69, of Rhinelander, died on April 19, 2022, at the Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wausau. She was born on Dec. 7, 1952 in Rhinelander, the daughter of Robert and Gloria (Marquardt) Nelson.
Friday, April 22, 2022

Deborah J. Castonguay
Deborah J. Castonguay, age 67, of Rhinelander, died on April 14, 2022, at her home. She was born on Feb. 22, 1955, in Rhinelander, to Leonard and Iola (Gilman) Wilmot.
Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Brian Bosquette
Brian Bosquette fought a long and ferocious battle with Stage 4 cancer, but passed from this earthly world on April 7, 2022. He passed at his home in Springstead under the care of Flambeau Home Health and Hospice. His wife Linda, and their dear friend Keri, was with him at his bedside at the end.
Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Curtis Glenn Johnstone
Curtis Glenn Johnstone, 84, died on April 6, 2022. He was born in Wilton, Wis. on Dec. 20, 1937, and grew up in that area. He then lived in Milwaukee, the Muskego area and later years here in the Northwoods.
Friday, April 15, 2022

Brian John Bosquette
Brian John Bosquette, age 64, of Springstead, passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at his residence with his wife by his side.
Friday, April 15, 2022

Rodney L. Visser
Rodney L. Visser, 85, died Friday, April 8, 2022, at his winter home in Lakeview, Ark. He was a proud lifelong resident of Elcho, taking a leading role in the community's business, educational and social structure.
Friday, April 15, 2022

Florence M. Gauthier
Florence M. Gauthier, age 94, died on Monday, April 11, 2022, at the Friendly Village Nursing Home in Rhinelander. She was born on July 5, 1927, in Rhinelander, to Clifford and Esther (Peterson) Robbins.
Friday, April 15, 2022

Thomas R. Hageny
Thomas R. Hageny, age 73, of Rhinelander, passed away on Monday, April 4, 2022, at Marshfield Medical Center in Minocqua. Tom was one of nine children born to Norbert and Julia (Thompson) Hageny.
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Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Mark G. Obukowicz
Mark Gerard Obukowicz, 67, was born into Eternal Life on Saturday, April 2, 2022, surrounded by family, at Froedtert Hospital, in Milwaukee.
Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Ellyn Lynn Peters Gessell
Ellyn Lynn Peters Gessell, 70, died peacefully of natural causes on March 22, 2022. She was born May 25, 1951.
Friday, April 8, 2022

Debra Lee Myers
Debra Lee Myers, age 66, of Rhinelander, died on March 28, 2022, at the Aspirus Rhinelander Hospital in Rhinelander. Debi-Lee as she was known by her friends, was born on July 19, 1955, the daughter of Will and Dixie (Stuart) Kleinmeyer.
Friday, April 8, 2022

Nicole J. Brownell
Nicole J. Brownell, 27, passed away on Monday, April 4, 2022, at Wausau Aspirus Hospital.
Friday, April 8, 2022

Steve A. Woods
Steve A. Woods, age 71, of Harshaw, died on April 2, 2022, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Jan. 18,1951, in Columbia, Mo., the son of Leonard and Jean (Workman) Woods.
Friday, April 8, 2022

John "Jack" Dessellier
John "Jack" Dessellier, age 83, passed away on March 24, 2022 in Minocqua. Jack was born on Aug. 16, 1937.
Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Marion B. Spafford Belongia
Marion B. Spafford Belongia went to the loving arms of Jesus on March 24, 2022.

She was born on July 11, 1937, to Ralph and Florence Lambert.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Elaine Fox
Elaine Dorene Fox, 56, of Portage, passed away Monday, March 21, 2021 at Agrace Hospice in Madison after a hypoglycemia-induced brain seizure. She grew up in Lake Tomahawk.
Friday, April 1, 2022

Debra Lee Myers
Debra Lee Myers, age 66, died on March 28, 2022, at the Aspirus Rhinelander Hospital.
Friday, April 1, 2022

Bethel Nystrom
Bethel Beryl Nystrom, 89, widow of Harold K. Nystrom, Sr., passed away, March 25, 2022. Born in Pierson, Iowa, she has been resident of Hampton, Va. for over 54 years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Friday, April 1, 2022

Rollene J. Schroeder
Rollene J. Schroeder, 79, of Tomah, and formerly of Rhinelander, died Friday, March 25, 2022, at her home. She was born alongside her a twin, on June 17, 1942, to Arthur and Helen (Vandervort) Borchardt in Milwaukee. She was a member of the Nicolet High School Graduating Class of 1960. After high school she went to Beauty School. She left work to start her family and be a full-time mother.
Friday, April 1, 2022

Elaine Fox
Elaine Dorene Fox, 56, of Portage, passed away Monday, March 21, 2021 at Agrace Hospice in Madison after a hypoglycemia-induced brain seizure. She grew up in Lake Tomahawk.
Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Thomas David Greene
Thomas David Greene passed away at his home on March 15, 2022 after a long illness. He was born in Rhinelander, on May 12, 1959, to John L. Greene and Jean E. Greene. He attended school in Rhinelander and graduated from Rhinelander High School in 1977.
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Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Ayleen Marie Martin
Ayleen Marie Martin, age 73, of Rhinelander, died on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at the Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Ayleen was born in Beardstown, Ill., on June 28, 1948, to Francis and Bertha (Merath) Dierking.
Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Dennis Carl Moritz
Dennis Carl Moritz, 72, of Rhinelander passed away on March 22, 2022 after a short but courageous battle with illness. He died with his family by his side holding his hand. Dennis was a lifelong resident of Rhinelander. He was born on April 14, 1949, the son of Carl and Irene (Paremski) Moritz. He graduated from Rhinelander High School in 1967 and then attended UW Superior, graduating in 1971.
Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Rev. Allen O. Montgomery
Allen O. Montgomery, age 79, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, March 19, 2022, surrounded by his loving family and amidst the sound of scripture, song and prayer.
Friday, March 25, 2022

Elizabeth "Betty" Monroe
Elizabeth "Betty" Monroe, age 93, of Rhinelander, died peacefully on March 19, 2022, at Milestone Senior Living, with her loving family at her side.
Friday, March 25, 2022

Dennis Carl Moritz
Dennis Carl Moritz, age 72, of Rhinelander, died on March 22, 2022, at the Aspirus Rhinelander Hospital. He was born on April 14, 1949, in Rhinelander, the son of Carl and Irene (Paremski) Moritz. Survivors include his wife Sherry (Sasanas).
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Friday, March 25, 2022

Leah Mary Fox
Leah Mary Fox peacefully passed away early Saturday morning, March 12, 2022, with a family member at her bedside. She was born to the late Raymond and Coreta Ottensmann on October 20, 1931 in Sheboygan. Leah graduated from Sheboygan North High School in 1949 and received a degree in Elementary Education from the Platteville State Teachers College in 1954.
Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Frank Ory Jr.
Frank Ory Jr., age 88, of Enterprise, died on March 15, 2022, at his home. He was born on Oct. 12, 1933 on the second floor of the Mecikalski Stovewood building in Jennings, to Frank and Elsie (Meister) Ory. He attended schools in Enterprise and Rhinelander, graduating from Rhinelander High School.
Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Charles F. Skinner Sr.
Charles F. Skinner Sr. 83, passed away Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 in Fort Myers, Fla.
Thursday, October 26, 2017

Mary T. Shriel
I, Mary T. Shriel passed away on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 at the age of 78 due to complications from cancer and COPD.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Michael Allen Vlahakis
Mike Vlahakis lost his battle with cancer on Friday, October 13, 2017.
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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Gerald James Van Beynen Jr.
Gerald James Van Beynen, Jr. age 69 of Flat Rock, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 following a five-year battle with cancer.
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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Susan Alice Storma
Sue lost her battle with cancer on Thursday October 19, 2017. She was born in Rhinelander at St. Mary's Hospital to Ray and Audrey Winquist.
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Atwood "Shorty" E. Sherry
Atwood "Shorty" E. Sherry, age 92, of Rhinelander, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 at his residence.
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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Mary O'Brien
Mary O'Brien, age 75, a longtime resident of Eagle River, passed away Monday, October 16, 2017 in Eagle River.
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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Margaret A. Feger
Margaret A. Feger, age 87, of Rhinelander, a former resident of Crandon, passed away Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 at Friendly Village.
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Marjorie L. Lovestead
Marjorie L. Lovestead, age 98, of Rhinelander, died August 8, 2017, at Friendly Village Nursing Home.
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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Carol J. Feck
Carol J. Feck passed away at home with her grandson by her side on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017.
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Donald W. Andersen
Donald W. Andersen, age 63, of the Town of Piehl, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 at his residence.
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Douglas "Buzz" J. Mackett
Douglas "Buzz" J. Mackett, age 85, of Land O' Lakes, passed away Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 at St. Clare's Hospital in Weston.
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Nancy J. Newman
Nancy J. Newman, age 77 of Rhinelander, passed away Friday, Oct. 6, 2017.
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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Alice A. Majder
Alice A. Majder, age 94, of Rhinelander, passed away Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 at Grace Lodge.
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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Louise Massey
Louise Massey (nee Lockwood) has gone home to see her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Carol Irene (Wilson) Pratz
Carol Irene (Wilson) Pratz, age 74, a resident of Sugar Camp for 43 years, formerly of Winnetka, Ill. for 24 years and Miami, Fla. for 8 years, passed away peacefully Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 at her home.
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Rose Mary Luce
Rose Mary Luce, age 70 of Tomahawk, passed away Friday, October 13, 2017, at Tomahawk Health Services.
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

David O. "Pops" Ahles
David O "Pops" Ahles, 95, of 480 Southgate Drive, Tomahawk, went home to Jesus, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 at Riverview Care Center in Tomahawk.
Saturday, October 14, 2017

Dean Robert Baehman
Dean Robert Baehman, age 68, of Weaverville, N.C., died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 at John F. Keever Solace Center.
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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Gabriel (Gabe) James Klotz
Gabriel (Gabe) James Klotz, 47, of Rhinelander, passed away peacefully at his home under the care of hospice on Oct. 5, 2017.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

George V. Pienkowski
George V. Pienkowski, 94, of Rhinelander, died Oct. 6, 2017 at his home under the care of hospice with his wife of 71 years and family at his side.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Helen Joan Humphrey Klingen
Helen Joan Humphrey Klingen, age 68, was born Monday, July 11, 1949, in Chicago, to Joseph Andrew and Gertrude Helene Marie (Schroeder) Humphrey.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Nancy J. Newman
Nancy J. Newman, age 77 of Rhinelander, passed away Friday, Oct. 6, 2017.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Arnold L. Osborne
Arnold L. Osborne, age 84 of Laona, passed away Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Neil J. Moore
(July 25, 1938 - Oct. 3, 2017)

Neil Jay Moore of Gleason passed away Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 at Wausau Aspirus Hospital at the age of 79.

Saturday, October 7, 2017


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