Funeral arrangements set for victims of Lake Hallie hit-and-run crash

Funeral information and obituaries have been released by local funeral homes for the victims of the fatal hit-and-run crash in Lake Hallie.

Haylee J. Hickle, 10, of Chippewa Falls, died unexpectedly on Saturday, November 3, 2018 as a result of an accident.

Haylee was born October 21, 2008 in Eau Claire, the daughter of Jason Daniel Hickle and Sara Jo Schneider. Haylee attended Southview Elementary School in Chippewa Falls.

Haylee was a great sketch artist, she loved crafting and painting with her mother. Her dream was to be an animator. She shared a love of noodles with parmesan cheese and butter with her mother. One of Haylee’s most enjoyable moments was watching over her pesky little brother, Jasper. She loved to play with her cat, she named Kitten and her dog, Rory, collecting unicorns and rainbows and was an excellent reader. She enjoyed participating in the Girl Scouts Troop (Troop #3055), and BLAST at CVBC. Haylee and her friend, Austin Yetter were known as “two peas in a pod”, they understood each other. Haylee had recently built a strong bond with her cousin, Ryder Miltenberger.
Haylee is survived by one brother, Jasper Wayne Olver at home; paternal grandparents, Barb and Paul Hickle of Valrico, Florida; maternal grandmother, Judy Schneider of Chippewa Falls; maternal grandfather, John Schneider of Stanley; uncles, Lenny Schneider of Chippewa Falls and John (Justine) Schneider of Cadott; and aunts, Shannon (Bryan) Miltenberger of Tampa, Florida, Brenda (James) Jones of Bloomer and Linda (Dan) Schick of New Auburn; and many cousins.
Haylee was preceded in death by her mother, Sara Schneider on November 3, 2018; and her father, Jason Hickle on February 25, 2012.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 8 at the Chippewa Valley Bible Church in Chippewa Falls. Rev. James Woldhuis will be officiating. Interment will be in Prairie View Cemetery in Lake Hallie.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7 and from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 8 at the Chippewa Valley Bible Church in Chippewa Falls.



Sara J. Schneider, 32, of Chippewa Falls, died unexpectedly on Saturday, November 3, 2018 as a result of an accident.

Sara was born April 7, 1986, in Eau Claire, the daughter of John and Judy (Sloop) Schneider. She was a graduate of Chippewa Falls Senior High and attended UW-Barron of Rice Lake.

Sara worked at Hewlett-Packard. She had really found her niche at work. She really enjoyed the group of people she worked with. She would always say how she was known for her wide genre of music. Her favorite time spent with her children was everybody in their jammies snuggling in for a good movie. Sara loved painting, making crafts with her daughter and sisters, and all the arts, volunteering for the Girl Scouts and in her church. She had a free spirit and didn’t care what others thought and was very entertaining with her hairstyles. But most of all, she cherished her time spent with her family. No matter where she was with her family it always felt like they were back home. Sara could see more of a person’s book than just their cover. You knew Sara liked you when she shared her witty banter with you. It meant she felt a connection with you.

Sara will forever be remembered for her laughter, her creative mind, and a sense of humor.

Sara is survived by one son, Jasper Wayne Olver at home; her father, John Schneider of Stanley; her mother, Judy Schneider of Chippewa Falls; two brothers, Lenny Schneider of Chippewa Falls and John (Justine) Schneider of Cadott; and two sisters, Brenda (James) Jones of Bloomer and Linda (Dan) Schick of New Auburn; dearly loved aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, and a very special group of friends, Donelle Anderson, Lisa Lenfestey. Stevie Jo Boettcher, Molly Stewart and Jenny Hause.

Sara was preceded in death by one daughter, Haylee Hickle on November 3, 2018; her step-dad, Wayne Hedrington, Jr.; grandparents, Walter and Gladys Sloop and Hubert and Grace Schneider; and one sister, Theresa Sloop.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 8 at the Chippewa Valley Bible Church in Chippewa Falls. Rev. James Woldhuis will be officiating. Interment will be in Prairie View Cemetery in Lake Hallie.

Friends may call from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7 and from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the Chippewa Valley Bible Church in Chippewa Falls.



Jayna S. Kelley, age 9, of Lake Hallie, died on Saturday, November 3, 2018. She was born to Brian and Robin (White) Kelley, in River Falls, WI, on June 10, 2009.

The visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 8, 2018, at Chippewa Valley Bible Church, 531 E. South Avenue, Chippewa Falls.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 9, 2018, at Chippewa Valley Bible Church, with a visitation beginning at 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Rev. Jim Woldhuis will be officiating. Interment will be in Prairie View Cemetery, village of Lake Hallie.

Full obituary will appear soon.



Autumn Anne Helgeson, 10, of Chippewa Falls, village of Lake Hallie, died Saturday, November 3, 2018.

A funeral service will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, November 8 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 1300 Mansfield Street, Chippewa Falls with the Rev. Jeanne Warner officiating. Private interment will be in Prairie View Cemetery, Lake Hallie.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until the time of service at 6 p.m. at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church.