MABEL, Minn. - Carmona Trygstad, 78, Mabel, Minn., died suddenly on
Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1997, at the Tweeten Lutheran Health Care Center in Spring
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Mabel First Lutheran
Church, Mabel. Burial will be in the Mabel Lutheran Cemetery.
Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Mengis Funeral Home, Mabel.
LA CRESCENT, Minn. - Helen O'Flaherty was born in Caledonia, Minn.,
February 2, 1941, daughter of Joseph G. and Viola (Roemer) O'Flaherty.
She died November 16, 1997, at St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester, Massachusetts.
Helen attended St. Mary's Grade School and Loretto High School in Caledonia.
She graduated from College of Saint Teresa in Winona, Minn., and taught
psychology there after obtaining a Masters degree. At Fordham University
in New York City, she earned a doctorate in theoretical psychology.
For 26 years, Helen was a professor in the education department at
Fitchburg State College in Massachusetts. She won an award for excellence
in college teaching and was cited for expertise in parent-child relations.
A Memorial Mass will be held in the Cathedral of St. Joseph, La Crosse,
Wisconsin, at 10:30 a.m., Dec. 23. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery,
Caledonia, beside her Father.
Helen is survived by husband, Gerald O'Malley and stepson, Martin O'Malley;
her mother, Viola, and Gerard, her brother. Five nephews and nieces - also
friends remain to deplore her untimely death.
William F. Rommel, Jr.
MINDORO, Wis. - William F. Rommel, Jr., 60 of Mindoro, died Monday,
December 15, 1997, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse.
He was born April 3, 1937, in rural Mindoro to William Sr. and Hazel
(Tooley) Rommel. On April 13, 1957, he married Marilyn Fischer in Lewis
Valley Lutheran Church in Stevenstown.
Survivors include his wife, Marilyn; three children, William III (Debra)
of West Salem, Marlene (Mark) Gamroth and Linda (Charles) Lyon, both of
Mindoro; six grandchildren, William IV and Lindsey Rommel, Holly and Brandon
Gamroth, and Samantha and Matthew Lyon; four sisters, Marion Stetzer of
La Crosse, Anita Evenson of Onalaska, Loretta (Donald) Fennigkoh of Sparta
and Barbara (Michael) Wyse-Inglett of Onalaska; two brothers, Donald Rommel
and Duane (Jean) Rommel, both of Mindoro; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 19, at 11 a.m.
from the Jostad-Jandt Funeral Home, 121 N. Youlon St., West Salem. Rev.
Del Begalka will officiate. A private family burial will be held at a later
Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 10 a.m. until the
time of service.
James W. Wilson
ONALASKA, Wis. - James W. Wilson, 77, of Onalaska, died on Tuesday,
December 16, 1997, at the Franciscan Skemp Healthcare Medical Center.
He was born in Anderson, S.C., on July 18, 1920, to Claude L. and Eva
P. (Jenkins) Wilson. He married Lillian M. Torgerson in Reno, Nev., on
November 19, 1954. He was a member of the Thomas Rooney V.F.W. Post 1530
La Crosse and a member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 12, La
In addition to his wife, Lillian, he is survived by three daughters,
Elaine Gail (Doyle) Nicholson of South Carolina, Charlotte Wilson of South
Carolina and Lili (Arnie) Gaustad of La Crescent; two sons, Dan (Mary)
Wilson of South Carolina and David E. (Michelle) Wilson of La Crosse; eleven
grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one sister, Inez Bolt; and one
brother, Martin Wilson, both of Anderson, S.C. He was preceded in death
by three sisters and three brothers.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, December 20, at 11 a.m.
from the Bible Baptist Church of La Crosse. The Rev. Harley J. Betzolt
will officiate. Private family entombment will take place at the Garden
of Peace Mausoleum.
Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time
The Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home, La Crosse, is in charge of arrangements.
Floyd R. Hedding
HILLSBORO, Wis. - Floyd R. Hedding, 73, of Gillette, Wyo., and formerly
of Union Center, Wis., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1997, at the Campbell
County Memorial Hospital in Gillette, following an extended illness.
Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Mount Vernon
Cemetery in Hillsboro, Wis. The Picha Funeral Home in Hillsboro is assisting
the family with arrangements.
Memorials are requested to Trout Unlimited.
``No one will answer when we call your name.
MADISON, Wis. ð Melvina ``Mel'' Williams, age 76, died at the home
of her son, in the loving presence of her family, on Wednesday, December
17, 1997. Mel was born on May 18, 1921, the daughter of Fredrick and Marie
(Bohren) Muehlemann. She married Chester E. Williams on September 9, 1939
in Dubuque, Iowa.
Mel was employed for over 50 years as a cook for both Langdon Hall
and Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. Mel's life revolved around her family and
her extended family at the sorority. She enjoyed embroidery, puzzles, her
troll collection and her bird, Roscoe. Mel will always be remembered for
her good natured and caring persona.
Mel is survived by four children, Ronald (Janice) Williams of Houston,
Texas, Rose (Robert) Cooper of Madison, Randy (Lori) Williams of Onalaska
and Rodney (Jan) Williams of Sun Prairie; 10 grandchildren, Ricky (Amy)
Speich, Michelle McKinstry, Christine (RJ) Coronado, Heather Cooper, Thomas
(Sandy) Brady, and Victoria, Drew, Kaitlyn and Jaida Williams; two great-grandchildren,
Nicole and Alexandra Speich; a sister, Mary (Ervin) Sandridge; a brother,
Herbert (Betty) Muehlemann; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mel was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Shirley; a son,
Richard; several brothers and sisters; and her beloved dog, Domino.
A visitation will be held at Cress Funeral Home, 3610 Speedway Road,
Madison, today, December 19, 1997, from 5 to 8 p.m. The funeral service
will take place at Christ Memorial Lutheran Church, 2833 Raritan Road,
53711, at 10 a.m. Saturday. Reverend J. Carl Hillmer will officiate. Memorials
in Mel's memory may be made to HospiceCare Inc., 2802 Coho Street, Suite
100, Madison, Wis. 53713; or to Christ Memorial Lutheran Church.
Mel's family would like to thank the staff of HospiceCare for their
wonderful care and compassion.
Life as we know it will never be the same.
We not only lost our mother, we lost our best friend.
God answered our prayer
When He let us be with you at the end.
While we may be sad,
We are also happy knowing
You are with our dad.
God took a beautiful angel when He took you home to rest,
Which proves God only takes the best.
Good bye. We love you mom.''
Larry G. Inman
VIROQUA, Wis. ð Larry G. Inman, age 57, of 999 Western Ave., Viroqua,
died on Wednesday evening, December 17, 1997 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical
Center, La Crosse. He was born on November 18, 1940 in Vernon County to
Beauford and Ethel (Skrede) Inman. On September 13, 1958 he married Joanne
Misliveck in Rockford, Ill. They lived in Madison, where he had worked
for the Madison Bus Company and also owned and operated Larry's ENCO service
station. In 1969 they moved to Viroqua where he worked as a welder for
Trane Company, Vernon County Highway Department, town of Viroqua and the
Vernon County Farm before retiring due to disability.
In his younger years, he drove stock cars and also participated in
tractor and truck pulls. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting and planting
trees. Joanne died of cancer on May 6, 1997.
He is survived by three daughters, Pamela (John) Green of Viroqua,
Patricia (Terry) Burd of Pleasant Grove, Utah, and Penny Inman (Brad Turben)
of Viroqua; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; five sisters,
Lorraine Dahl of Viroqua, June (Sigert) Larson of Westby, Marlene (Danny)
Nicoson of Machesney Park, Ill., Bernetta (Jack) Ridlon of Edgerton and
Judy (Pete) Hansen of La Crescent, Minn.; and three brothers, Richard (Donna)
Inman of Westby, Robert (Doris) Inman of Beloit and Jerry (Sue) Inman of
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 20,
1997 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Viroqua, with Rev. Dr. Steven Fossum
officiating. Burial will be at the Walnut Mound Cemetery at Retreat, rural
De Soto. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today, with a 6 p.m. prayer
service, at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua (1-800-657-6741). Friends
may also call at the church after 9:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Harvey H. Pfaff
BANGOR, Wis. ð Harvey H. Pfaff, 96, of rural Bangor, died Thursday,
December 18, 1997 at Mulder Health Care Facility, West Salem. He was born
January 12, 1901 in the town of Farmington, to Milton and Lonnie (Kirchner)
Pfaff. Harvey farmed in the rural Bangor area for many years until his
retirement. He continued raising potatoes and enjoyed giving them to his
many friends. Harvey also was a volunteer delivering meals on wheels to
Bangor residents and would take care of doing errands for those that needed
help. He always looked forward to time spent with other people.
Survivors include a sister, Sylvia (Henry) Stetzer of Hokah, Minn.;
a brother, Edgar Pfaff of Caledonia, Minn.; five grandchildren, Judy Lasko
of Cashton, Vicky (Jim) Johnson of Bangor, Terry Bjorkman of Cashton, Scott
Bjorkman of West Salem and Shelley Bjorkman of Rockland; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Delores Bjorkman; two brothers;
and four sisters.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Dece,ber 20 at 1 p.m. from St. Paul's
Ev. Lutheran Church, Bangor. Rev. Roy Hefti will officiate. Burial will
be in Burns Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from noon
until the time of service. Jostad-Jandt Funeral Home, West Salem, is in
charge of arrangements.
Yvonne L. Bird
WAUZEKA, Wis. ð Yvonne L. Bird, 80, of Wauzeka, died Wednesday,
Dec. 17, 1997 in Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, after a
brief illness. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday in United Methodist
Church, Wauzeka. Burial will be in Wauzeka Cemetery. Friends may call from
5 to 8 p.m. today at the Thoni-Kendall Funeral Home, Boscobel; and from
noon until the time of services Saturday at the church.
Verna E. Peterson
BLAIR, Wis. ð Verna E. Peterson, age 80, of rural Blair, Wis.,
died on Wednesday, December 17, 1997 in the Gundersen Lutheran Medical
Center, La Crosse. Verna was born on June 11, 1917 in Northfield, Wis.,
to Andy and Elvina (Fagernes) Linberg. She married Irvin M. Peterson June
10, 1939 in the French Creek Lutheran Church parsonage in rural Ettrick,
Wis. He preceded her in death September 11, 1991.
Verna farmed with her husband in rural Blair and was also employed
with the Countryside Lefse Company in Blair for many years. She was an
active member of the Fagernes Lutheran Church, its WELCA and Priscilla
Circle, and also taught Sunday school for many years. Mrs. Peterson will
be remembered for her love of her family and of the many gifts that she
made for them, especially at Christmas, and her unselfish giving of her
time for others.
Verna is survived by three sons, Lyle (Sharon) of Fort Atkinson, Wis.,
Gaylord (Cindy) of Blair, Wis., and Dean (Patricia) of Cambridge, Wis.;
four daughters, Darlene (Bud) Farnsworth of Fort Atkinson, Wis., Lana (Roger)
Anderegg and Fern Peterson, both of Blair, Wis., and Janet (Steve) Burki
of Beloit, Wis.; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister,
Fernanda (Herman) Noren of rural Blair, Wis. In addition to her parents
and husband, Verna was preceded in death by three sisters and a brother.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 20, 1997 at 11
a.m. in the Fagernes Lutheran Church, with burial in the church cemetery,
both in rural Blair, Wis. Revs. Kevin Jones and John Twiton will officiate.
Visitation will be today, December 19, 1997 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Jack
Funeral Home in Blair, Wis.; and also one hour prior to the services at
the church on Saturday.
Michael John Walleser
LANSING, Iowa ð Michael John Walleser, infant son of Fred and Dora
Walleser of Lansing, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 1997 in Gundersen Lutheran
Medical Center, La Crosse. He is survived by his parents; a sister, Natasha;
a twin brother, Ethan; and grandparents. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday
in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lansing. Friends may call from
4 to 8 p.m. today at the Burke-Thornburg Funeral Home, Lansing, where there
will be a 7 p.m. scripture reading.
Herbert A. `Herb' Sukopp
HIXTON, Wis. ð Herbert A. ``Herb'' Sukopp, 86, of Hixton, died
Wednesday, Dec. 17, 1997 in Black River Memorial Hospital, Black River
Falls. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in Our Savior's Lutheran
Church, Hixton. Burial will be in Trinity Rest Cemetery, Hixton. Friends
may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home, Hixton;
and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.
Roman P. Waniorek
INDEPENDENCE, Wis. ð Roman P. Waniorek, 84, of Independence, died
Wednesday, Dec. 17, 1997 in Grand View Care Center, Blair. Funeral services
will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday in SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Independence.
Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.
today, with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service and an 8 p.m. rosary, and from 8
to 11 a.m. Saturday, both at the Edison Funeral Home, Independence.
Mildred O. Richmond
Mildred O. Richmond, 93, formerly of 1802 Bainbridge Street, died Friday,
December 19, 1997, at Bethany Riverside. She was born October 16, 1904,
in Adams Valley, to Henry and Anna (Gresseth) Garves. She married Judson
Richmond November 22, 1922, at Winona.
He preceded her in death on July 25, 1983.
She had been an employee of the Auto-Lite.
She was selected as the Autumn Queen for the 1985-86 Oktoberfest.
She is survived by two daughters, Vivian (Fred) Rohrer and Jean (Paul)
Breidel, both of La Crosse; by eleven grandchildren; thirty-three great-grandchildren;
and eleven great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was
preceded in death by three brothers.
Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Luke's United Methodist
Church. The Reverend Wesley White will officiate. Burial will be in Oak
Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the Dickinson Family Funeral Home,
809 Gillette Street, on Sunday from 3-5 p.m. and at the church on Monday
from 10 a.m. until the service.
The family suggests memorials to Bethany Riverside or to Hospice, in
lieu of flowers.
ONALASKA, Wis. - Susan Kay Stenberg, 53, of 611 Monroe Street, died
at home, in the presence of her loving family, on Friday, December 19,
1997. She was born on September 30, 1944, the daughter of Stanley and Vivian
(Johnson) Lundgren. She married David E. Stenberg on May 2, 1965, at Caledonia,
Minnesota. She was employed by the Franciscan Health Care Center in Onalaska.
She is survived by her mother, Vivian Lundgren of Onalaska; three daughters,
Dawn Krause (Sam Marcus), Denise (Robert) Delao and Donna (William) Blank,
all of Onalaska; four sons, Scott (Babette), Colin (Debbie) and Mark Stenberg,
all of Holmen and Kevin of La Crosse; fourteen grandchildren; three brothers,
Jack Lundgren of Onalaska, Jim Lundgren of Dakota, Minnesota and David
Lundgren; a sister, Donia (Charles) Lenser of La Crosse; many nieces and
nephews and a special friend, Mike La Mere.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her father
and a granddaughter, Amanda.
``He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow
of the Almighty.''
``Susan was a loving mother, grandmother and friend.''
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Dickinson Family
Funeral Home, 401 Main Street, Onalaska. The Reverend Norris Baumann will
officiate. Burial will be in the Onalaska Cemetery. Friends may call at
the funeral home on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Norman C. Guse
PIGEON FALLS, Wis. - Norman C. Guse, age 87, of Pigeon Falls, Wis.
died on Friday, December 19, 1997, in the Tri-County Memorial Hospital
in Whitehall, Wis.
Norman was born May 9, 1910, in the Trempealeau County town of Hale
to Gust and Elsie (Reimer) Guse. He married Helen P. Olson on October 26,
1933, in Chimney Rock.
Norman farmed for a few years prior to his employment with the Trempealeau
County Highway Department for forty years retiring in 1975. He was a member
of Saint Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in rural Whitehall and a past
member of the Pigeon Falls Volunteer Fire Department.
Mr. Guse is survived by his wife, Helen; three brothers, Fred and Henry
(Josephine) Guse, both of Whitehall, Wis. and David (Shirley) Guse of Hazel
Green, Ariz.; a sister, Lelia Anstead of Anderson, Calif.; and many nieces
In addition to his parents, Norman was preceded in death by two brothers,
Walter and Everett.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 22, 1997, at 1:30
p.m. in Saint Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church with burial in the church
cemetery, both in rural Whitehall, Wis. Rev. Roger Eden will officiate.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 21, 1997, from 4-8 p.m.
in the Jack Funeral Home in Whitehall, Wis. and also one hour prior to
services at the church on Monday.
ELMHURST, New York - Agnes Uss, 83, Elmhurst, N.Y., died after a long
illness on Dec. 18, 1997. She was born March 5, 1914. Survivors are her
four sons, John (Ann), New York City; Dr. Michael (June), Onalaska; Tom
(Stephanie) Huntsville, Ala.; George (Joyce) Merrick, N.Y. She was preceded
in death by her husband, John.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 22 in St.
Adelberts Church, Elmhurst, N.Y.
Marilyn Jane Mezera
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. - Marilyn Jane Mezera, 61, of Prairie du Chien,
Wis. died on Friday, December 19, 1997, at Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 23, 1997, at 11 a.m.
from St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Wauzeka, Wis. Burial in Wauzeka Cemetery,
Wauzeka. Friends may call at the Beeman-Patchak Funeral Home in Wauzeka
on Monday, December 22, 1997 from 4 to 8 p.m.
Ethel G. Nelson
BOSCOBEL, Wis. - Ethel G. Nelson, 99, of Boscobel, Wis. and formerly
of Excelsor, died on Thursday, December 18, 1997, at Boscobel Area Health
Care in Boscobel. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, December 21,
1997, at 1 p.m. from Trinity Lutheran Church in Boscobel, Wis. Burial in
Boscobel Cemetery, Boscobel. Friends may call at the Trinity Lutheran Church
on Sunday, December 21, 1997, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Beeman-Patchak Funeral
Home of Boscobel is assisting the family.
Shari L. Venell
Shari L. Venell, 60, of La Crosse, died on Thursday, December 18 in
La Crosse. She was born in La Crosse on January 30, 1937, to Arthur and
Gladys (Hardie) Boe. Shari was involved with a modeling career earlier
in her life and was also a radio personality in the late 50's. She is survived
by one daughter, Kristi (Frank) Wolf of La Crosse; one son, Jason True
of La Crosse; two grandchildren; her mother, Gladys (Orris) Oliver of La
Crosse; two brothers, Ronald Boe of Onalaska and Gerald (Carol) Boe of
Atlanta, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her father,
Arthur, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Anders ``Andi'' Venell.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 22, at 1 p.m. from
the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse. The Rev's Mark A. Anderson,
Duane Baardseth and Doyle Pleggenkuhle will officiate. Burial will be in
the Mormon Coulee Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home on
Monday from 12 noon until the time of services.
Laura S. (Granzow) Lastovka
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. - Laura S. Lastovka, 102, of Prairie du Chien,
Wis. died Thursday, December 18, 1997, at Prairie Health Care Center in
Prairie du Chien, Wis. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec.
23, 1997, at the Bible Baptist Church, Prairie du Chien. Burial in Shanghi
Ridge Cemetery, Eastman, Wis. Friends may call on Monday from 6 to 9 p.m.
at Thornburg-Hanson Funeral Home in Prairie du Chien and one hour prior
to services at the church on Tuesday.
Glen F. Miner
Glen F. Miner, 68, of La Crosse, died on Thursday, December 18, 1997,
in his home. He was born on April 18, 1929, in Beloit, Wis. to Sidney and
Freda (Dahlby) Miner. Glen married Janet S. Nelson on December 18, 1973,
in Decorah, Iowa. He was a conductor with Burlington Northern Railroad
for over 20 years until his retirement in 1991. He was also a longtime
member of North Presbyterian Church.
Glen is survived by his wife, Janet; three daughters, Venita (James)
Secord of Stone Mountain, Ga., Cindy Lou (Bill) Feyen of Galesville, Wis.
and Melinda (Randy) Snell of Waynesville, Missouri; a step-daughter, Ellen
Nordstrom (Mike) Parker of Onalaska; a step-son, Walter Rhomberg; and his
friend, Joni Hafner of La Crosse; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren;
and his first wife, Donna Miner, who is a resident at the Hillview Health
Care Center. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Bryan; and
a brother, Duane.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 22, 1997, at 11 a.m.
at North Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Allan Townsend will officiate. Burial
will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the Schumacher-Kish
Funeral Home of La Crosse on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. and at the church
on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of services. In lieu of flowers memorials
Verna E. Kjos
AMES, Iowa - Verna E. Kjos, 92, of Ames, Iowa, formerly of La Crosse,
died December 13, 1997 of complications of osteoporosis. Memorial Celebration
of Life Services were held Thursday, Dec. 18, 1997 in Ames, Iowa. Assured
Care Funeral Services, Ankeny, Iowa is in charge of arrangements.
Kathryn Bates Cooper
STODDARD, Wis. - Kathryn Bates Cooper, age 83, of Stoddard, died Friday,
December 19, 1997, in her home. She was born July 2, 1914, at rural De
Soto to James and Edna (Kish) Armoto. She was united in marriage to William
Bates on February 10, 1934. They lived near Ferryville. William died on
September 16, 1967, and in 1970 Kathryn moved to De Soto. On October 25,
1977, she married Loren Cooper and they lived in Seneca until his death
on June 20, 1985. In 1986, Kathryn returned to De Soto and later moved
to Stoddard. She was a member of the De Soto VFW Auxiliary.
She is survived by two sons, William (Mary) Bates of Stockholm, Wis.
and Lesley (Ann) Bates of Rockford, Ill.; six daughters, Lorraine (Robert)
Wolfe of Broadhead, Dorothy Olson of Seneca, Marlene (Robert) Nelson of
Fairfield, Calif., Marilyn (Robert) Pink of Cedar Falls, Iowa, Elinor Nelson
of Readstown and Kathryn (Robert) Wurtzel of Stoddard; 33 grandchildren;
many great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; two brothers,
Nick (Janice) Armoto of Greenfield, Tex. and Dale Armoto of Rockford; five
sisters, Doris Henneberry of Minneapolis, Joyce Boardman of St. Louis,
Marjorie Gilman of De Soto, Rose Jacobson and Diane Armoto both of La Crosse.
In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by one daughter,
Annetta Bates; one grandson, Lesley Bates Jr.; three sons-in-law, Donald
Olson Sr., Lawrence Nelson Sr. and Bill Olson; seven brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 23, 1997, at 11
a.m. in the Larson Funeral Home in De Soto. Pastor Alice Richards will
officiate with burial in the Victory Cemetery. Friends may call at the
funeral home on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. Friends may also call after 10
a.m. on Tuesday.