Miscellaneous La Crosse County, Wisconsin Obituaries

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George `Doc' Strauss
George ``Doc'' Strauss, age 84, of 1812 Madison Street, died in the Hillview Health Care Center on Tuesday, December 23, 1997. He was born in Bangor on August 2, 1913 to Dr. George and Selina (Dahl) Strauss. He graduated from Bangor High School. George entered the U.S. Army in January, 1942, where he earned the Legion of Merit Award. He married Avonelle Jefson on September 15, 1945 and she preceded him in death on June 6, 1992. He was retired from United Auto Supply and was a member of the American Legion Post #52.
He is survived by his brother, John (Rita) Strauss of La Crosse; five nieces; and three nephews. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and a nephew, James Strauss.
Services will be held on Friday, December 26 at 11 a.m. at the Sletten McKee Hanson Funeral Home, La Crosse. Reverend Luther Borgen will officiate and entombment will be in the Garden of Peace Mausoleum, with military rites by American Legion Post #52. Friends may call at the Sletten McKee Hanson Funeral Home on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

George N. Aldrich
BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. - George N. Aldrich, age 57, of Black River Falls, died Monday, December 22, 1997 at University Hospital in Madison. He was born July 25, 1940 in Black River Falls to George and Rowena McPeak Aldrich. He graduated from Tomah High School in 1958. George was an avid fisherman and hunter.
He is survived by one son, George Aldrich Jr. of Long Beach, California; one daughter, Loey Felker of Merrillan; one sister, Sandra (Larry) Deurloo of Monona; two grandchildren, Jamie and Georry Felker; two nieces, Rae Deurloo of Madison and Renae Dale of Oakdale, Minnesota; and one aunt, Jane Lawson of La Harpe, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Mary Jo Aldrich.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 27, 1997 at 11 a.m. at the White Funeral Home in Tomah. Rev. Jay Klopfenstein will officiate. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Tomah. Visitation will be Friday, December 26, 1997 from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the services, both at the White Funeral Home.

Nelvin J. Johnson
MILWAUKEE/SPARTA, Wis. - Nelvin J. Johnson, 50, of Milwaukee and formerly of Sparta, died Monday, Dec. 22, 1997 at home. He was born in Sparta on Dec. 25, 1946, the son of Kenneth and Dorothy Johnson. He graduated from Sparta High School in 1965. He attended two years at WWTC in La Crosse and studied accounting. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1967 and served from August 8, 1967 until January 4, 1971. He served in Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division in Viet Nam, and was injured from a booby trap and received 100 percent disability. He spent 29 months at Fitzsimmons Hospital in Denver, Colorado. He lived in Sparta until 1985 when he moved to Milwaukee. He was confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, Sparta, by Rev. Skindrud; was a lifetime member of VFW Post 2112 of Sparta; he also volunteered to drive patients to their doctor appointments.
He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents. He is survived by his parents; two sisters, Cheryl (Robert) Hammer of Tomah, and Barbara (Gary) Ewers of Tomah; two brothers, Steven (Kathy) Johnson of Sparta and Michael Johnson of Sparta; and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 27 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Sparta, with Rev. Jeffrey Miller officiating. Burial with full military honors provided by VFW Post 2112 of Sparta will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Sparta. Friends are asked to call at the Page-Smith Funeral Home, Sparta, on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.; and at the church on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m.

Silas G. Troendle
WAUKON, Iowa - Silas G. Troendle, 95, of Waukon, died Monday, Dec. 22, 1997 in Good Samaritan Center, Waukon, after a lingering illness. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Patrick's Catholic Church, and burial will be in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, both in Waukon. Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Hanson Funeral Home, Waukon, where there will be a 4 p.m. rosary and a 7 p.m. scripture service.

Juliette Kenworthy
VIOLA/LA FARGE, Wis. - Juliette Kenworthy, 100, of Viola and formerly of La Farge, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 1997 in Bethel Home, Viroqua. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday in La Farge United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Bear Creek Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Seland Funeral Home, La Farge, where there will be a 7 p.m. prayer service; and from noon until the time of services Monday at the Church.

Ardis I. Preuss
UNION CENTER, Wis. - Ardis I. Preuss, age 70 years, died on Monday, December 22, 1997 at the St. Joseph's Memorial Hospital in Hillsboro. She was born on September 30, 1927 to Martin and Ella (Meyers) Olson. On May 26, 1945, she was united in marriage to Donald Preuss at the Zion Ev. Lutheran Parsonage. Ardis lived in the Elroy-Union Center area all her life, where she was a farm wife and a homemaker and was also a member of the Zion Ev. Lutheran Church.
Survivors include her husband, Donald of Union Center; two sons, Don (Susan) of La Crosse and Dean (Virginia) of Elroy; two daughters, Dianne (John) Lawry of Elroy and Debbie (Jim) Jackson of LaValle; one sister, Evelyn (Raymond) Zirk of Elroy; one brother, Martin (Helen) Olson of Reedsburg; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 27, 1997 at 11 a.m. at the Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, with Rev. Fred Fedke officiating. Burial will follow in Elroy City Cemetery. Friends may call at the Picha Funeral Home, Elroy, on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m.

Marion Hairabedian
LAKE KATRINE, N.Y./COON VALLEY, Wis. - Marion Hairabedian, 76, of Lake Katrine, N.Y. and formerly of Coon Valley, Wis., died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 1997, in Kingston Hospital, Kingston, N.Y.
She was born Nov. 11, 1921, in Coon Valley, Wis., to the late Aldoph and Thea Moilien Lee. She married Barouyr Z. Hairabedian on Dec. 26, 1959. She was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Stout, Menomonie, Wis. She had been a home economics teacher at Butler University in Indianapolis, Washington State University, and Purdue. She was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, and a member of the Christian Women's Club; she was a volunteer for the Compeer Program through the Mental Health Assoc. of Ulster County. She was also on the board of directors of the Woodstock Chamber Orchestra.
Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Sona Lee Hairabedian of Lake Katrine; two sons, Jon R. Hairabedian of Shokan, N.Y. and David J. Hairabedian of Lake Katrine; three brothers, Selmer, Robert, and Burton Lee, all of Coon Valley, Wis., and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m., at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Kingston, N.Y. with Rev. Albert Ahlstrom, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Montrepose Cemetery, Kingston, N.Y. Friends may call at Keyser's Kingston Chapel on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. The family suggests that memorial contibutions be made to the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer Memorial Fund in her memory. Keyser Funeral Service, Kingston Chapel, Kingston, N.Y. is handling arrangements for the family.

Helen E. Reinholdt
LA CROSSE/STEVENS POINT, Wis. - Helen E. Reinholdt, 96, of La Crosse and formerly of Stevens Point, Wis., died Wednesday, December 24, 1997, in Bethany St. Joseph Health Care Center. She was born on February 7, 1901, in Tomahawk, Wis. to Thomas and Exilda (Lambert) Kilroe. She married Richard T. Reinholdt on August 15, 1929.
She is survived by two sons, William J. (Marilyn) of La Crosse, Richard T. (Sylvia) of Monona, Wis., nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and a nephew, Thomas J. Peterson, of Milwaukee, Wis. She is preceded in death by her husband, who died in 1949, five sisters, and two brothers.
A Mass of the Christian Burial will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church. The Rev. Joseph J. Rafacz will officiate, and burial will be in the St. Stephen's Catholic Cemetery, Stevens Point, on Monday at 11 a.m. Family and friends may call at the church on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of service. THe Woodruff Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Helen M. Schmitz
ONTARIO, Wis. - Helen M. Schmitz, age 85, of Ontario, Wis., died Sunday, December 21, 1997, in the Rolling Hills Nursing Home, Sparta, Wisconsin.
She was born March 4, 1912, in Kendall Wis., to James and Marie (Langsdorf) Sullivan. She was married to George Schmitz, April 13, 1932, in the St. Mary's Catholic Church, where she was still a member of the Altar Society.
Survivors include nine children, Leona (William) Jantz of Eau Claire, Wis., Joan (Richard) Pastula of Janesville, Wis., Shirley (Robert) Collins of Janesville, Wis., Gerald (Carol) Schmitz of Milwaukee, Wis., Richard (Julie) Schmitz of Janesville, Wis., Jeanice (Alex) Gabardi of Milwaukee, Wis., Karen (Otis) DeWitt of Ontario, Wis., Bernadette (Robert) Daggett of Cambridge, Wis., and Dolores (David) Stalsberg of Janesville, Wis.; 10 brothers and sisters: Lucille Schermerhorn, Myrtle Thomas, Dorothy (Clifford) Pipp, Caroline (Robert) Bertoline, Margaret (Sylvester) Laufenberg, Sister Gertrude Sullivan, Jane Glese, Marie (Harold) Brueggen, Thomas (Pat) Sullivan and Roger (Kay) Sullivan; 43 grandchildren; and 57 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George, in 1974; one sister; two brothers; two grandchildren; and one infant son, Joseph.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 23, 1997, at 11 a.m. in the St. Mary's Ridge Catholic Church. Father Kevin Louis will officiate. Friends and relatives are asked to call at the Torkelson Funeral Home in Ontario on Monday, December 22, 1997, from 6 to 9 p.m. with a prayer service at 8 p.m. They may also call on the day of services at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Edward A. Adamski
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. - Edward A. Adamski, age 73, of Prairie Du Chien, Wis., died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1997, in Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse.
A memorial mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, 1997, in St. John's Catholic Church in Prairie Du Chien. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 26 at the Garrity Funeral Home in Prairie Du Chien, where there will be a wake scripture at 8 p.m. A second memorial mass will also be scheduled at a later date in the Twin Cities area with interment following in the Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minn.

Richard J. Axtell
LA CRESCENT, Minn. - Richard J. Axtell, age 55, died in his home on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1997. He was born December 20, 1942, in Kenosha, Wis., to Robert and Rosemary Axtell.
He is survived by his wife Susan; a daughter Catherine; two sons, David and Michael; a sister and two brothers.
Prayers, prior to cremation of the body, will be said at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Dickinson Family Funeral Homes, 1425 Jackson Street, La Crosse.

Irene E. Kilburg
SUN PRAIRIE, Wis./EASTMAN, Wis. - Irene E. Kilburg, age 93, of Sun Prairie, Wis., and formerly of Eastman, Wis., died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1997, in the Willows Nursing Home in Sun Prairie, Wis. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1997, in St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Eastman, Wis. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 29, at the Garrity Funeral Home in Prairie Du Chien, where there will be a wake scripture at 8 p.m.

Ralph J. Konter
ARCADIA, Wis. - Ralph J. Konter, age 90, of Arcadia, Wis., died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1997, at Franciscan Skemp Healthcare/Arcadia.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at noon, Saturday, Dec. 27, 1997, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Arcadia. Spring burial will be at St. Boniface Cemetery, Waumandee, Wis.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, at the Wozney Funeral Home, Arcadia, where there will be a 7 p.m. Rosary. Friends may also call from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Monica A. Gorman
Monica A. Gorman, 66, of La Crosse, passed away in her home on Christmas Day, December 25, 1997. She lost a long battle with cancer.
Monica was born on June 22, 1931, near Gays Mills to Vincent M. and Nellie M. (Moran) Murphy. She married Kenneth E. Gorman on July 30, 1953, at St. Phillips Catholic Church in Soldiers Grove, Wis. Monica was a natural musician and school teacher. Following college she taught at Tavera, Wis., and later taught in Oceanside, California, while Ken was serving with the U.S. Marine Corps. Monica retired in June of 1996 after being a para professional for twenty-two years at State Road School in La Crosse and other area schools. Monica enjoyed everything, including snowmobiling, being on the river and road trips. She made a million friends with her warm, kind smile and her genuine feeling for people. Monica dearly loved her grandchildren. She lived by the high standards that she had set for herself and those around her. She earned everyone's respect and will be especially missed by her family, friends and co-workers at State Road School.
Monica is survived by her husband, Ken; three daughters, Mary Joan (Michael) Bilot of La Crosse and Michelle T. (Ken) Morrison and Monica L. (Steven) Holman, both of La Crescent, Minn.; three sons, Mark A. (Michelle) Gorman of Valencia, Calif., Kenneth M. (Debra) Gorman of Onalaska, Wis., and Michael J. (Tamara) Gorman of Janesville, Wis.; fifteen beautiful grandchildren, Megan and Ryan Gorman, Joan, Maggie and Danny Bilot, Maureen, Lauren, Kelly and Ben Morrison, Sean, Kathryn and Kellen Gorman, Elizabeth and Kevin Holman and Sydney Gorman; five brothers, Joe (Margie) Murphy of Beaver Dam, Wis., Jerry (Kathleen) Murphy of Janesville, Wis., John (Joan) Murphy of Aurora, Colo., Jim (Linda) Murphy of Menomonee Falls, Wis., and Michael (Jamie) Murphy of Bellflower, Calif.; and two sisters, Marita Abdoo of Sun City, Ariz., and Theresa Murphy of Cuba City, Wis. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Katherine Flaten.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 29, 1997, at St. Pius X Catholic Church. The Revs. Michael Mertens and Michael Gorman will officiate. Entombment will be in St. Francis of Assisi Mausoleum, Catholic Cemetery, La Crosse.
Friends may call at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. and again on Monday from 10 to 10:30 a.m. A rosary will be recited at the funeral home on Sunday at 6:30 p.m.

Ervin F. ``Erv'' Dummer
Ervin F. ``Erv'' Dummer, 74, of La Crosse, died Thursday, December 25, 1997, at Bethany St. Joseph Care Center.
He was born on June 7, 1923, in La Crosse to John and Ella (Klos) Dummer. He was a veteran of WWII and a member of the American Legion Post No. 52 of La Crosse. He was active as the Harbormaster of the La Crosse Pettibone Boat Club until the time of his death.
He is survived by his sister-in-law, Helen Dummer of La Crosse; two nieces, Kathy Morley of Eau Claire and Kristi (Tim) McCabe of La Crosse; one nephew, Curt (Vicki) Dummer of South Sioux City, Nebraska; three great-nephews and four great-nieces. He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ernest Dummer.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Dec. 29, 1997, at 11 a.m. at the Woodruff Funeral Home, 4239 Mormon Coulee Road. The Rev. Floyd Dwyer will officiate and burial will be in the Catholic Cemetery, with military rites by the American Legion Post No. 52.
Friends may call at the Woodruff Funeral Home on Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Monday from 10 a.m. until time of service.
Memorials may be given to the American Legion Post No. 52 or of the donor's choice.

Irene Monica (Wardwell) Rochelle
Irene Monica (Wardwell) Rochelle, 80, died Wednesday, December 24, 1997, at Bethany-St. Joseph Care Center, La Crosse, Wis.
She was born March 11, 1917, in Trempealeau, Wis., to Arthur and Margaret (O'Keeffe) Wardwell. She graduated from Cathedral High School, Winona, in 1934. She worked as a beautician in Winona prior to her marriage to Phillip J. Rochelle on May 12, 1943, in Riverside, Calif. She lived in Trempealeau, Wis., for several years before moving to La Crosse in 1985.
She is survived by a son, Phil (Diane) of Richland, Wash.; a daughter, Margy of Trempealeau; and a sister, Rose Jacobson of Faribult, Minn.
She was preceded in death by her husband, who died August 22, 1979; a grandson; her parents; brothers, Hurrel and Mike; and sisters, Evelyn, Mary, Helen and Eileen.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Smith Mortuary, Galesville, Wis. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Trempealeau.
Friends and relatives are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday; and one hour prior to services on Tuesday in the mortuary.

Robert T. Ray
Robert T. Ray, 60, of La Crosse, died on Christmas Day, December 25th, 1997, at the Franciscan Skemp Nursing Home, La Crosse.
He was born on Easter Sunday, April 17, 1937, in Cataract, Wis., to George E. and Addie (Edmison) Ray. Robert graduated from Logan High School in 1957. He had worked for La Crosse Footwear, Allis Chalmers, Trane Company, La Crosse Cooler Company and American Hoist, St. Paul, Minn.
Robert is survived by six brothers and sisters, Della M. Stetzer of Blair, Wis., George T. Ray of La Crosse, Pearl L. Ray of La Crosse, Fred D. Ray of La Crosse, Rita E. (Burton) Andrus of La Crosse and John A. (Janet) Ray of Kendall, Wis.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Donald Ray; and a sister, Theresa Ray.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, December 29th, 1997, at 10:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman, Marian Chapel. The Rev. Robert J. Cook will officiate. Burial will be in the Catholic Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. and at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of services. A Vigil Service will be held Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m.
Memorials may be given to the Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman.

LeRoy Frederick Miller
HUDSON, Wis. - LeRoy Frederick Miller, age 83, of Hudson, Wisconsin, and formerly of St. Paul, Minnesota, and long time resident of La Crosse, Wisconsin, died at the Hudson Medical Center in Hudson.
He was born August 2, 1914, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, the son of LeRoy L. and Frieda (Blomquist) Miller. He received his education and graduated from Cornell High School in Cornell, Wisconsin. He attended and graduated from the Wisconsin Business College in La Crosse, Wisconsin, in 1934. He was employed by the City of La Crosse as an accountant in the City Water Department and as Treasurer for the City of La Crosse Credit Union. He was united in marriage to Isabelle Ebert on June 17, 1939, in La Crosse, Wisconsin. They made their home in La Crosse for over 50 years then moved to St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1989. He was a 4th degree Knights of Columbus with the Catholic Church. He and his wife loved to travel and was a member of the United Travelers Club and traveled world wide. He also enjoyed ball room dancing and loved his family and being with people.
LeRoy Miller is survived by his wife of 58 years, Isabelle; daughters, Judith Shilling of St. Paul, Minn., Donna (Phil) Miller-Hicks of Phoenix, Ariz., Mary (James) Hass of Cottage Grove, Minn., Gloria (Thomas) Clark of North Hudson, Wis., Katherine Miller of Kissimmee, Fla.; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; one sister and four brothers. He was preceded in death by a son, LeRoy L. Miller; and one sister and four brothers.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 3 p.m. today at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Hudson, Wis., Father Pater Szleszinski officiating with Elsie Sandquist as organist and music by the Hope Choir. Soloist Pam Guldan will accompany the Hope Choir.
Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, La Crosse, Wis., with active casket bearers being Justin Miller, David Fulmer, David Chambers, Dennis Osiecki, John Clark, Michael Sarazin, Erik Henrikson and Daniel Anderson.
O'Connell's Valley Funeral Home, Hudson, is handling the arrangements.

William S. Taylor
William S. Taylor of La Crosse and formerly of Galesville died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1997, of cancer at age 88. He resided at Bethany-St. Joseph Care Center since early November.
Mr. Taylor was born April 24, 1909, in New Auburn, Wis., to William Chester and Gertrude Bertha Crownhart Taylor. He graduated from the New Auburn High School and attended Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis. He also attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for one year where he studied civil engineering.
On June 30, 1939, he married Elizabeth M. Christophersen in Superior, Wis. They had three children, Carson W. (Gudrun) of Portland, Ore., Christopher L. of Slidell, La., and Carola E. (Richard) Jobst of Franklin, Wis.
Mr. Taylor designed and supervised construction of numerous civil engineering projects with many water, sewer and street projects being still in service. He worked for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Superior Division, for twelve years, the Butler Shipyards in Superior during World War II, the Schilling Electric Company, Galesville for 13 years and the Davy Engineering Company, La Crosse, for 21 years until his retirement in 1980.
The Taylors enjoyed traveling, completing 33 major trips including 16 overseas trips. In his last years, Mr. Taylor wrote a travelog, and also a family history.
He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and previously a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, La Crosse and Zion Lutheran Church, Galesville.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth M., who died Feb. 1, 1996; one brother, Robert D. of Idaho Falls, Idaho; and his parents. He is survived by one brother, Verne W. Taylor of Yreka, Calif.; two sisters, Anna Lund and Gladys Calkins, both of Chetek, Wis.; his three children; one grandson and four granddaughters.
A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, 1997, at Smith Mortuary in Galesville, with spring burial at Pine Cliff Cemetery in Galesville. Friends may call from 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the mortuary.
Memorials may be directed to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Gundersen Lutheran Hospital Foundation, La Crosse, or Bethany-St. Joseph Care Center, all of La Crosse.

Martha M. Witt
KENDALL, Wis. - Martha M. Witt, 87, of Kendall, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 1997, at the Mulder Health Care Facility in West Salem.
She was born August 5, 1910, to Gottlieb and Ella (Grassman) Cook in Clifton, Wis. She was united in marriage to Edwin A. Witt on June 26, 1929, at St. Peters Ev. Lutheran Church at Indian Creek. They farmed in the town of Wellington all their married lives. Edwin preceded her in death on March 24, 1987. She was an active and faithful member of St. Matthew Ev. Lutheran Church, South Ridge, and a member of the Ladies Aid. A loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
She is survived by a daughter, Verna (William) Smillie of West Salem; a son, Ivan (Shirley) Witt of Kendall; five grandchildren, Sterling (Joan), Kevin, Kenneth (Barb) Witt, all of Kendall, Dawn (Paul) Gullickson of Wausau, Scott (Theresa) Smillie of La Crosse; seven great-grandchildren, Megan and Travis Witt, Leah and Jenna Gullickson, Benjamin, Alyssa and Jack Smillie; three brothers, Alvin (Ruth) Cook of Wilton, Floyd (Lois) Cook of Tomah, Rudolph (Elaine) Cook of Milwaukee; one sister, Margaret Harmel; three sisters-in-law, Evelyn and Mildred Cook and Elna Englerth; one brother-in-law, Stan Crawford. She is further survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband, Edwin, she was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, two sisters and a great-grandson.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 29, 1997, at 11 a.m. at St. Matthew Ev. Lutheran Church, South Ridge. The Rev. Fred Fedke will officiate. Burial will be in the South Ridge Lutheran Cemetery.
Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Smith-Nelson Funeral Home, Kendall, on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. And at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home at 8 p.m. on Sunday evening.

Rachel E. Jordan
SPARTA, Wis. - Rachel E. Jordan, 86, of Sparta, died Friday, Dec. 26, 1997, at the Morrow Memorial Home, Sparta.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Congregational United Church of Christ, Sparta. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Sparta.
Friends may call at the Lanham-Kann Funeral Home, Sparta, on Sunday from 5 until 8 p.m. and at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

Mary E. Zinkle
GREENFIELD/PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. - Mary E. Zinkle, 96, of Greenfield, Wis., and formerly of Prairie du Chien, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 1997, at the Clement Manor Nursing Home, Greenfield.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 2, in St. Gabriel's Catholic Church and burial in Calvary Cemetery, both in Prairie du Chien.
Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until services Friday in the church.
The Garrity Funeral Home of Prairie du Chien is assisting the family.

Clara L. Kugel
WAUKON, Iowa - Clara L. Kugel, 100, of Waukon, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 1997, at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon following a brief illness.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today in Zalmona Presbyterian Church, rural Waukon. Burial will be in Zalmona Cemetery.
Martin Funeral Home, Waukon, is in charge of arrangements.

Fred Krogan
VIROQUA, Wis. - Fred Krogan, 42, of Viroqua, passed away Thursday, Dec. 25, 1997, at the Bethel Home in Viroqua.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Franklin Lutheran Church at Folsom. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown; and one hour prior to services Monday in the church.

Laura Abbott
TOMAH, Wis. - Laura Abbott, 95, formerly of Warrens, Wis., died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1997, in the Clark County Health Care Center.
Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. in St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Warrens. Burial will be in the Warren-Mill Cemetery, Warrens. There will be no visitation.
The Ninneman-Steele Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Anna S. Meyers
LAKE CITY, Minn. - Anna S. Meyers, 82, of Lake City, Minn., died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1997, at her daughter's home in rural La Crosse, Wis., of natural causes.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lake City.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Mahn Family Funeral Homes Anderson-Peterson Chapel, Lake City, Minn.; and also one hour before services Monday in the church.
Memorials are preferred to donor's choice.

Philip E. Myott
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. - Philip E. Myott, 76, of Prairie du Chien, Wis., died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1997, at Memorial Hospital in Prairie du Chien.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. Gabriel's Church, Prairie du Chien, with burial in Calvary Cemetery.
Friends may call on from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Thornburg-Hanson Funeral Home, Prairie du Chien, with scripture service at 7 p.m.

Florence L. Neumann
Florence L. Neumann, 73, of La Crosse, died in her home on Friday, Dec. 26, 1997.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at First Ev. Lutheran Church.
Friends may call at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.
A complete obituary will follow.


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