|Bernice T. Howe
HOLMEN, Wis. - Bernice T. Howe, 88, of Holmen, Wis., passed away peacefully
on Wednesday, October 1, 1997, at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center,
She was born on December 15, 1908, in rural Viroqua, Wis., to Hans
and Tillie (Nedland) Oftedahl. She married Everett F. Howe on November
18, 1929. He died on December 3, 1981.
Bernice is survived by a daughter, Ruby (Neal) Gross of La Crosse;
two grandsons, Gary (Carol) Gross of La Crosse and Mark (Tami) Gross of
rural Onalaska, Wis.; three great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Kristina and
Emily; a sister, Frances (John) Aasen of Westby, Wis.; and a sister-in-law,
Clarice Bagstad Oftedahl of Westby. In addition to her husband, Everett,
she was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold and Willis Oftedahl and
two sisters, Hazel Oftedahl and Sadie (Kenneth) Ryden.
Bernice was the sweetest and dearest lady to all who knew her. She
was ``Grandma'' to many. She will be sadly missed by all her family and
all the special friends who touched her life. She so wanted to sleep, may
she finally rest in peace. Her love will be with us forever.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 3, 1997,
at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse. The Rev. Luther Borgen
will officiate. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, La Crosse.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 10 a.m. until the
time of service.
Camille Monique Coppage
BOCA RATON-DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - Camille Monique Coppage, 36, of Boca
Raton-Delray Beach, Fla., died Sunday, Sept. 28, 1997, after a long battle
She had been a South Florida area resident since 1979 formerly of Woodale
and Oaklawn, Ill., where she was born August 20, 1961. Camille was a member
of numerous Equestrian organizations; she was an avid rider, accomplished
Hunt Seat; Dressage Rider; and Horse Show participant. Camille was an active
member of Experimental Air Craft Association; and Warbirds of America,
Inc. (EAA); she was an active air show participant and a Confederate Air
Force Air Show Participant, and she was a member of Congregational Church
of Boca Raton.
Camille was predeceased by her loving mother, Edythe Ann Hanson Coppage
in 1974 and by her maternal grandparents, Clara Whitehead and Lester Hanson,
former residents of Rockland, Wis.; and paternal grandparents, Christine
Morris and Cy Coppage.
She is survived by her father, Captain John Coppage (NWA) and stepmother,
JoAnn Bocci Coppage (F.A.-NWA) both of Arizona; aunt, Dee Hanson Coppage
of Colorado; Uncles, Douglas Hanson and Tom (Linda) Hanson; cousins, Scott,
Andrea and Heidi Hanson; second cousins, Mykala Camille and Tristin Hanson,
all of Wisconsin; Uncle, Cy (Loretta) Coppage of California; cousins, Pamela
Coppage, Steve Coppage and Jon (Carrie) Coppage; second cousin, Chad Coppage.
Memorial services were held in Boca Raton for Camille.
Local funeral services for Camille will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday,
October 4, 1997, at the Fossum Funeral Home in Bangor. Pastor Henry Mattson
will officiate. Burial will be in the Rockland Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Fossum Funeral Home in Bangor from 12 till
time of services on Saturday.
Contributions may be made to Duke University Med. Ctr. c/o Bone Marrow
Program, Box 3061-3961DUMC, Durham, N.C. 27710, (919) 382-3100.
Clara Ellis, 91, of La Crosse, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 1997, in her
Funeral services are tentatively scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct.
9, at St. James the Less Catholic Church.
Complete arrangements will be announced by the Blaschke Funeral Home
of La Crosse.
Lucille V. Dahl
Lucille V. Dahl, 87, of La Crosse, died Tuesday, September 30, 1997,
in her home.
She was born in Ettrick, Wis., on January 28, 1910, to Oscar and Ida
(Olson) Thompson. She married Alvin Dahl and he preceded her in death on
August 29, 1986. She worked for the La Crosse Auto-Lite Company until its
closing in 1959.
Lucille is survived by a daughter Anne Garey of La Crosse; a son, Roger
Dahl of Holmen; a sister, Vivian Kirkhorn of La Crosse; nine grandchildren
and ten great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin; a daughter; a sister,
Mildred; and a brother, Forest Thompson.
Funeral services will be Friday, October 3, at 11 a.m. at Bethel Lutheran
Church. The Reverend Philip Borleske will officiate. Burial will be at
the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time
The Dickinson Family Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Elizabeth Moore Pengra
SPARTA, Wis. - Elizabeth Moore Pengra, a resident of the Morrow Memorial
Home, born March 5, 1914, in Oakland, California, died September 30, 1997,
at the age of 83.
She was raised in Oakland and united in marriage to Charles Oliver
Pengra of Frazee Village, Minn., on October 30, 1943. She moved to the
Sparta area in 1995.
She was a retired school teacher of 28 years, a member of the National
Society of the daughters of the American Revolution, an honorary lifetime
member of the San Francisco Bay Scottish Terrier Club and a member of the
Congregational United Church of Christ in Sparta.
She is survived by her sister, Marjorie Jean Webster of Walnut Creek,
Calif.; her two daughters, Lynda Carol Kardeke of Sparta and Ann Marie
Pengra of Sparks, Nev.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and
several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services and inurnment will be held October 10 at the Chapel
of Memories in Oakland, California.
The Lanham-Kann Funeral Home, Sparta, is in charge of local arrangements.
Eleanor E. Breidel
Eleanor E. Breidel, 98, of La Crosse, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1997,
in Franciscan Skemp Medical Center, La Crosse.
A Mass of Christian Burial is tentatively scheduled for Saturday in
Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the Blaschke Funeral
Irma I. Krause
Irma I. Krause, 96, died Tuesday evening September 30, 1997, at Bethany
St. Joseph Care Center in La Crosse.
She was born in Vernon Co. June 3, 1901, to Albert and Hanna (Stange)
Schnick. On June 8, 1920, she married Philip Krause. He died April 14,
1967. The couple farmed in rural Genoa until retiring to Stoddard in 1950.
Irma worked as a cook at the Sylvan Glen and Rocky's Supper Clubs for 15
years and then at the Stoddard Elementary School for 10 years. She also
provided home care for several neighbors. She was a member of the St. Matthew's
Ladies Aid, Green Acres Homemaker's and St. Peter's and St. Matthews Ev.
Lutheran Churches. Irma enjoyed baking, handcrafts, her family and children.
Survivors include one son, Ralph (Rose Elaine) Krause of rural Genoa;
one daughter, Mrs. Wilburt (Vivian) Beitlich of Stoddard; seven grandchildren,
Bruce (Faith) Krause, Kim (Jeff) Snider, Kent (Lori) Krause, Willard (Susan),
David (Julie), Orin (Melinda) and Jo Anne Beitlich; ten great-grandchildren,
Scott, Rebecca and Andrea Krause, Andrew, Bobbie Jo, Tanya, Thomas, Matthew,
Justin and Nicholas Beitlich; and two sisters-in-law, Oretta and Anita
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Wilburt
Beitlich; two grandchildren; three brothers, Adolph, Albert and George;
and three sisters, Edna, Hilda and Minnie.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 4, 1997, at 11 a.m.
at St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Stoddard. Rev. R.W. Kloehn
will officiate with burial in the Stoddard Cemetery.
Friends may call at the church from 10 a.m. until time of services.
Seland Funeral Home, Coon Valley, is assisting the family.
Alma L. Olson
TREMPEALEAU, Wis. - Alma L. Olson, age 80, of Trempealeau, Wis. died
Wednesday, October 1, 1997 at Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis. Alma
was born December 18, 1916 to Albert and Megnild (Arneson) Kamprud in Ettrick,
Wis. She attended area schools and was a life long resident of the Trempealeau
and Holmen area. On July 28, 1937 she married Orville Olson in Ettrick,
Wis. She enjoyed embroidering, crocheting, baking and having company.
Alma is survived by her companion of many years, Howard Mahlum; three
daughters, Lillian (Ernest) Lundtvedt of Decorah, Iowa, Alvera (Carl) Leibl
of Holmen, Gloria (James) Erickson of Houston, Minn.; special nieces and
nephew Shirley (Jim) Hansen, Diane Smith and Duane Olson; 11 grandchildren
and 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, Lester Kamprud of Melrose; two
sisters, Dorothy Gunderson of Melrose and Marian (Bert) Brown of West Salem.
Alma was preceded in death by her husband in 1959, two brothers and three
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday, October 6, 1997 at Lewis
Valley Lutheran Church. Rev. Mark Jolivette will officiate. Burial will
follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at
the Smith Mortuary in Galesville and from noon until 1 p.m. at the church
Rex G. Dunlap
WEST SALEM, Wis. - Rex G. Dunlap, 80, of West Salem died Thursday,
October 2, 1997 at the Franciscan Skemp Medical Center, La Crosse. Funeral
arrangements will be announced by the Jostad-Jandt Funeral Home, West Salem.
Mildred I. Krueger
Mildred I. Krueger, 77, of 1025 Liberty Street, formerly of 1637 Charles
Street, died at Gundersen-Lutheran Medical Center, Wednesday, October 1,
1997. She was born April 22, 1920, in La Crosse, to Kurt and Nettie (Lasher)
Krueger. She graduated from Logan High School in 1939.
She had been employed as a clerk at McClellan's, J.C. Penny Co. and
Mildred had been a life long member of St. Luke's United Methodist
Church. She had been involved in the United Methodist Women, Elizabeth
Kinley Circle, had served as an usher, greeter, choir member and had served
on the Administrative Board and Evangelism Committee. She had been active
in the community with mission projects, Meals on Wheels, Causeway and had
been an active participant in the CROP Walk.
``For Mildred, faith was doing her best, giving of her time and her
money and trying to be a true Christian and treating everyone equally.''
She is survived by two sisters, Dorothy Wakefield and Cleo Krueger,
both of La Crosse; by a nephew, Tom Krueger and his wife, Judy of Onalaska;
nieces, Mara Schellpfeffer and her husband, Rodney and Mary Ellen Krueger,
both of La Crosse; by a great-nephew, Michael Krueger; great-nieces, Angie
Krueger, Jodie (Jerry) Every, Jackie (Tom) Koenig and Polly (Rodney) Ristow;
great-great-niece, Julie Every and great-great nephew, Ryan Koenig and
by several cousins including a very special cousin, Worta Hall of La Crosse.
She was preceded in death by her parents, by two brothers, Roger and
Albert Krueger and a nephew, Richard Krueger.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Luke's United
Methodist Church. The Reverend Wesley Schirmer will officiate. Burial will
be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the Dickinson Family Funeral
Home, 809 Gillette Street today from 4-6 p.m. and at the church on Saturday
from 9:30 a.m. until the service.
Eleanor E. Breidel
Eleanor E. Breidel, age 98 of La Crosse, died Tuesday, October 1, 1997
in the Franciscan/Skemp Health Care Center. She was born in Breidel Coulee,
on January 3, 1899 to Victor and Clara (Karnick) Kemp. She married John
F. Breidel in Holy Trinity Catholic Church, La Crosse on June 19, 1923.
Eleanor was a faithful member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church and a
member of St. Anne's Altar Society. She was a very loving mother and grandmother.
She is survived by three sons, James Briedel, Paul (Jean) Breidel and Richard
(Carol) Breidel all of La Crosse; one daughter, Patricia (John) Hallstein
of Simi Valley, Calif. She is further survived by 18 grandchildren, 40
great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in
death by both of her parents; her husband, John, on April 28, 1952; her
daughter-in-law, Helen in November of 1996; two sisters, Bertha and Susan;
and her brother, John. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m.
Saturday, October 4, 1997, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 1333 So. 13th
St., La Crosse. Rev. Larry Berger will officiate, with burial to be held
in the Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time
of services at the church. The Blaschke Funeral Home is assisting the family
with arrangements. Memorials are requested to the Holy Trinity Catholic
Church or St. Francis Home Hospice.
Richard Kletus Sandau
Richard Kletus Sandau, age 40, of 217 Hinkley Road died on Thursday,
October 2, 1997 in Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center. Mass of Christian
Burial will be held on Saturday, October 4th at 11 a.m. at St. James Catholic
Church. Friends may call at the Sletten McKee Hanson Funeral Home today
from 6 to 8 p.m. with rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. A complete obituary
Victoria F. Abnet
ONALASKA, Wis. - Victoria F. Abnet, 83, of Onalaska, died Wednesday,
October 1, 1997 at the Onalaska Nursing Home. She was born in La Crosse
on May 15, 1914 to Joseph and Anastasia (Jelinski) Weiland. She married
Frank E. Abnet on September 11, 1946 and he preceded her in death on December
13, 1994. She had been employed by the Auto-Lite Company, the Onalaska
School System and the Onalaska Liquor Store. She and her husband had farmed
in Sandlake Coulee their entire life. Victoria is survived by a daughter,
Nancy and her husband Bud Fee of Onalaska; a son, Deacon Frank and his
wife Janet Abnet of Onalaska; two sisters, Frances Tostrud of La Crosse,
Helen Swertferger of La Crosse; a brother Bernard and his wife Alice Weiland
of La Crosse; grandchildren, Frank and Jacqueline Abnet, Heather and Ryan
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister Clara
Helfrich; two brothers Harry and John Weiland; and a grandson Joseph Gilbertson
Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, October 4th, at 11 a.m.
at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. The Reverend William Matzek will officiate.
Burial will be at the Onalaska Cemetery. Friends may call at the Dickinson
Family Funeral Home, 401 Main Street, Onalaska, today from 5-8 p.m. or
at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. A prayer
service will be conducted today at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Clarence O. Johnson
VIROQUA, Wis. - Clarence O. Johnson, age 88, of Route #4, Viroqua died
on Wednesday evening, October 1, 1997 at Vernon Memorial Hospital in Viroqua.
He was born in Clayton Township, Crawford County on April 27, 1909 to Ole
and Carrie (Rualand) Johnson. He worked as a farm laborer and in recent
years has made his home at Vernon Estates, rural Viroqua.
He is survived by a sister-in-law, Othelia Johnson of Viroqua; a special
friend and caregiver, Jean Knutson of Viroqua; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Ingvald Johnson;
four half-brothers, Arthur Olson, Peter Olson, Alfred Olson, Sydney Olson
and one half-sister, Bertha (Richard) Jacobson.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, October 6, 1997
at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua with Pastor Michael Wollman officiating.
Burial will be in the North Kickapoo Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday
from noon until the time of service.
Eva `Nup' Ross Springborn
REDMOUND, Wis. - Eva ``Nup'' Ross Springborn, age 85, of Redmound,
rural DeSoto died at her home on Thursday, October 2, 1997. She was born
on April 3, 1912 at Purdy in Vernon County to Harrison and Nancy (Sorenson)
Oliver. On August 17, 1931 she married Robert ``Bob'' Ross. They farmed
in the Retreat area until 1969 when they retired to Viroqua. Mr. Ross died
on December 24, 1979. On April 23, 1985 she married Herman Springborn and
they have made their home at Redmound. She was a quilter, enjoyed sewing
and was an avid dancer and card player. She was a member of the New Hope
United Methodist Church at Redmound.
She is survived by her husband, Herman; two daughters, Ardis (Layne)
Stillwell of Ferryville, Helen (Guy) Engen of Stoddard; two sons, Howard
(Betty) Ross of Viroqua, Gale (Sandra) Ross of Holmen; eleven grandchildren;
fourteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; one brother, Vernon
(Ellen) Oliver of DeSoto; four sisters, Ellen Hanthum of Beaver Dam, Phyllis
Crum and Orla (Robert) Whitney, both of Viroqua and Gladys Helke of Holmen.
She is also survived by three step-daughters, Margaret (Don) Geddes of
Burlington, Joyce (Harry) Sutton of Union Grove, Eldoa (Miles) Bohland
of DeSoto; five step-sons, Marvin (Alice) Springborn of Holmen, Harlan
Springborn of Westby, Roger (Valerie) Springborn, Loren (Marlene) Springborn,
Albert (Margaret) Springborn, all of DeSoto; twenty-four step-grandchildren;
twenty-two step-great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Mae Oliver of
Victory, Alice Oliver of La Crosse; other relatives and many friends. She
was also preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Verna Hass; and
six brothers, Wallace ``Dump,'' LeRoy ``Pete,'' Orville ``Jiggs,'' Fred,
Leslie and Kenneth Oliver.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, October 6, 1997
at the New Hope United Methodist Church at Redmound with Pastor Alice Richards
officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut Mound Cemetery at Retreat. Friends
may call on Sunday, October 5th at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua
from 5-8 p.m. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Friends may also
call at the church from noon until time of service on Monday. The family
requests memorials to the Vernon Memorial Hospice Program.
Norma Jean Mellick
WAUKON, Iowa - Norma J. Mellick, 69, died Thursday, October 2, 1997
at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon, Iowa. Funeral services will be
held Monday, October 6 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Waukon,
Iowa. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Waukon. Friends may call
after 3 p.m. Sunday at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon where there will be
a 3:30 p.m. scripture service.
Gary R. Ohotto
HOLMEN, Wis. - Gary R. Ohotto, 44, of Holmen died Wednesday, October
1, 1997 at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center. The Dickinson Family
Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.
Virginia C. Schumann
ELROY, Wis. - Virginia C. Schumann, 59, of Elroy died Wednesday, October
1, 1997 in St. Joseph Memorial Hospital at Hillsboro. Funeral Mass will
be held on Saturday, October 4, 1997, 11 a.m. from St. Joseph's Catholic
Church in Kendall. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Relatives and
friends are invited to call at the Smith-Nelson Funeral Home in Kendall
on Friday from 4 until 9 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m.
until the time of the Mass. A prayer service will be held on Friday evening
at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Jennie Adella Sass
WAUKON, Iowa - Jennie A. Sass, 89, of Waukon died Wednesday, October
1, 1997 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon, Iowa. Funeral services will
be held Saturday, October 4th at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church
in Waukon, Iowa. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Waukon, Iowa. Friends
can call from 3-8 p.m. Friday at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.
Walter George Kumpf
EITZEN, Minn. - Walter George Kumpf, 86, of Eitzen, Minn., passed away
Friday, Oct. 3, 1997, at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist
Church in Caledonia, Minn. Burial will be in St. John's Methodist Cemetery,
Friends may call at the Roble Funeral Home in Spring Grove, Minn.,
Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church.
Clara E. Ellis
Clara E. Ellis, 91, of 430 Caledonia St., La Crosse, died Tuesday,
Sept. 30, 1997, in her home.
She was born Jan. 6, 1906, in Glasgow Township, Wabasha County, Minnesota,
to Lawrence and Mary (Schiertz) Wagner. On Aug. 3, 1926, she married Lansing
Ellis in St. Felix Catholic Church in Wabasha, Minnesota. During the early
years she worked at the La Crosse Rubber Mills, the Button Factory and
in the millinery department at Doerflingers.
Clara was a loving housewife to her husband for 62 years until his
death in June of 1989. She enjoyed being active in many organizations as
well. She was a member and at time an officer in the Milwaukee Railroad
Women's Club, the WWTC Homemakers Club and the Diocesan Council of Catholic
Women. She was also on the parish council while a parishioner at St. John
the Baptist and St. James the Less Catholic Church. Clara enjoyed volunteering,
working in the north side voting booth on election days and helping deliver
Clara is survived by her godson, nieces and nephews, grand and great-nieces
and nephews and cousins.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by
four sisters, two brothers, aunts and uncles, several nieces, a grandnephew
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 9, 1997, at 11 a.m. at
St. James the Less Catholic Church, 1032 Caledonia St., with the Mass of
Christian Burial. Rev. Roger J. Scheckel will officiate with burial in
the Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Friends may call at the church Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time
of services. A rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. James the Less Catholic
Church or the Gundersen Lutheran Home Care Services in La Crosse.
The Blaschke Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Ann Ward Garlow
HARPERS FERRY, Iowa - Ann Ward Garlow, 95, of Harpers Ferry, died Friday,
Oct. 3, 1997, at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon, Iowa.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Ann's-St.
Joseph Catholic Church in Harpers Ferry, Iowa. Interment in St. Ann's-St.
Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the church. Scripture reading
at 7:30 p.m. Burke-Thornburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Rex G. Dunlap
WEST SALEM, Wis. - Rex G. Dunlap, 80, of West Salem, died Thursday,
October 2, 1997, at Franciscan-Skemp Medical Center, La Crosse.
He was born December 20, 1916, in rural West Salem, to Fred and Mary
Dunlap. On December 27, 1938, he married Irene M. Bruemmer in West Salem.
Rex was employed at Art Herman Implement and Appliance in West Salem for
19 years. He then worked at Camp McCoy in refrigeration and air conditioning
and later continued that profession as a civil service employee in Milwaukee
and Fort Sheridan until his retirement. Rex was a member of Christ Lutheran
Church, West Salem. He was also a member of the West Salem Volunteer Fire
Department and had served as fire chief.
Survivors include his wife, Irene; nine children, Lloyd Bruemmer of
Billings, Mont., Willard (Audrey) Dunlap of Albuquerque, N.M., Willis (Beverly)
Dunlap of Billings, Mont., Marlin (Sharon) Dunlap of Colorado Springs,
Colo., Sharon (Gary) Weaver of Kenosha, Wis., Betty Bahr of Holmen, Wis.,
George (Sandra) Dunlap of La Grange-Highlands, Ill., Raymond Dunlap of
Lawrenceville, Ga., and Jean (Thomas) Godfroy of Watertown, Wis.; ten grandchildren,
Wayne (Diane) Bruemmer, Kristine (Stephen) Wade, Marlo Dunlap, Sherrie
(Steven) Pryse, Michael Seidel, Jeffery (Janet) Bahr, Jason (Kelley) Bahr,
Johnathon (Amy) Bahr, Eric Dunlap and Todd Dunlap; ten great-grandchildren;
one great-great-granddaughter; one sister, Nona Mae (Leslie) Chalsma of
Fort Worth, Texas; one brother, Ralph (Ruby) Dunlap of Mount Horeb, Wis.;
and one half-brother, Robert Dunlap of Hartford, Wis.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two grandsons, Timothy and
Kenneth Dunlap; and one brother, Richard Dunlap.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 7, at 11 a.m. from Christ
Lutheran Church, West Salem. Rev. Paul R. Johnston will officiate. Burial
will be in Neshonoc Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Jostad-Jandt Funeral Home, West Salem, on Monday
from 6 until 8 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the
time of service.
Memorials may be given to Christ Lutheran Church and the West Salem
Volunteer Fire Department.
Thomas C. Kroner
SPARTA, Wis. - Thomas C. Kroner, 58, of Sparta, died Friday morning,
Oct. 3, 1997, in Rochester, Minn.
He is survived by five sons, Ronald, Sun Prairie, Wis., William, Yakima,
Wash., James (Lia), Castle Rock, Colo., Richard, Kansas City, Kansas and
Eric, Madison, Wis.; three grandchildren, Adam Kroner, Seattle, Wash.,
Samantha Kroner and Shane Kroner, Castle Rock, Colo.; his mother, Madeline
Kroner, West Bend, Wis.; one sister, Jean Kutala, West Bend, Wis.; one
brother, Richard (Sandy) Kroner, West Bend, Wis.; his special friend, Linda
The funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Page-Smith
Funeral Home, Sparta, with Rev. Mark Jolivette officiating. Burial will
be in the Burr Oak Lutheran Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. and
on Monday from 8 to 10 a.m.
Gary R. O'Hotto
Gary R. O'Hotto was born Dec. 30, 1952 and died Wednesday, Oct. 1,
He was born in Duluth, Minnesota and raised in Kremmling, Colorado.
He was raised by his loving and beautiful mother, Nora O'Hotto. He graduated
from West Grand High School and was a track and field state champion. He
married Carla Sue Dowdy on June 28, 1974. They resided in Grandby, Colorado,
for seven years and moved to La Crosse, Wisconsin in 1981. They both shared
two boys, Rob and Matt O'Hotto and divorced on Oct. 3, 1990. Gary loved
to ride his Harley, go fishing, spend time with and take care of his family,
hunting, golfing and to laugh. He was the treasurer for the ALANO AA Club
for three years and his coffee cup was well recognized by all. He was an
Alumni of the Valley Hope Treatment Center in Atchison, Kansas.
Gary was the loving father and is survived by two sons, Robert O'Hotto
who lives in Minneapolis and Matthew O'Hotto who lives in La Crosse. He
is also survived by his ex-wife, Carla Sue Heiden; his brother, Ron (Rosie),
Shane, Kris; his sister, Linda Decker (Red), Jennifer, Andrea; his brother,
Michael (Twilla), Christopher and Joetta; his brother, Don (Cathy), Clint,
Pat, Chrissy (Shai); his sister, Anita Post (Richard), Tom, Typhi, Chiloe,
Luke, Richard, Lisa; his sister, Marla Florence (Grant), Joel, Jeremy which
reside in Kansas; his nephew, Jacob O'Hotto.
He was preceded in death by his gentle mother, Nora Etta; his brother,
David; family friend, Smokey Harrison, Paul Dowdy; and his estranged father
A visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. preceding a memorial mass at 11
a.m. on Monday, October 6, 1997. Services will be held at Holy Trinity
Catholic Church in La Crosse.
Friends may call or write to Rob and Matt at 1128 1/2 Vine St., La
Crosse, Wis. 54601, (608) 782-2114.
Darney W. Reed
SPRING VALLEY, Minn. - Darney W. Reed, age 82, of Spring Valley, Minn.,
died Thursday, October 2, 1997, at his home.
He is survived by his wife, Helen; two sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth
and Verna of Brownsville, Minn., and Wayne and Gloria of Rushford, Minn.;
four daughters and sons-in-law, Sherry and Dale Nelson of Rose Creek, Minn.,
Carol and David Olson of Inver Grove, Minn., Glenda and Leslie (Hillman)
of Austin, Minn., and Candace and John Snyder of Spring Valley; 14 grandchildren,
seven great-grandchildren; a brother and a half-sister.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday, October 6, 1997, at St. John's Evangelical
Lutheran Church in Wykoff, Minn., with Rev. Robert Burmeister officiating.
Burial will be in the Spring Valley Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley 4 to
8 p.m. on Sunday; and at the church on Monday one hour before the services.
Taylor Nichole Benzing
WATERVILLE, Iowa - Taylor Nichole Benzing, three month old daughter
of Blaire and Lori (Homewood) Benzing of Waterville, Iowa, died suddenly
of complications due to heart problems on Thursday, Oct. 2, 1997, at the
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.
Funeral services will be held on Monday at 1:30 p.m. at Old East Paint
Creek Lutheran Church and burial in Old East Paint Creek Cemetery, both
in Waterville, Iowa.
Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Martin Funeral Home in
Richard Kletus Sandau
Richard Kletus Sandau, age 40 of 217 Hinkley Road died Thursday, October
2, 1997, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center.
He was born October 20, 1956, in La Crosse to K. Kletus and Carla (Richmond)
Sandau. Since 1979, Richard worked for Clason Pontiac of La Crosse.
Richard is survived by his mother, Carla Korish of La Crosse; a sister,
Sue Cole of La Crosse; a brother, Steven (Debra) Sandau of La Crosse; by
two half brothers, John (Stephanie) Korish of La Crosse and Kenneth (Rose)
Korish of Mauston, Wis.; by a stepsister, Anita (John) Mason of Lomira,
Wis.; by four stepbrothers, Erwin (Bonnie) Korish, Thomas (Patricia) Korish
and Harry (Linda) Korish, all of La Crosse and Richard (Janice) Korish
of Cashton, Wis.; by two special god children, Marc Sandau and Kenny Korish,
Jr.; by his maternal grandmother, Hazel Richmond of La Crosse; by several
aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father on Feb. 24, 1963; his stepfather,
Erwin Korish on May 2, 1996; by his brother, Timothy Sandau in 1994; his
maternal grandfather, George Richmond; and his paternal grandparents, John
and Lydia Sandau.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held today at 11 a.m. at St. James
the Less Catholic Church. The Reverend Roger Scheckel will officiate and
burial will be in the Catholic Cemetery.
Sletten McKee Hanson Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Maynard O. Gilbertson
WESTBY, Wis. - Maynard O. Gilbertson, 77, of rural Westby, died Friday,
Oct. 3, 1997, at his home.
Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. from the Vosseteig Funeral
Home, Westby. Burial in the Coon Prairie Cemetery.
Friends may call on Monday after 10 a.m. at the funeral home. A complete
obituary will follow.