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Sophia M. Poole
RICHLAND CENTER, Wis. ð Sophia M. Poole, 97, of Richland Center, Wis., died on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1997, in Richland Center Hospital.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Park Street Christian Church, Richland Center. Burial will be in the Ash Ridge Cemetery, Marshall Township.
Friends may call one hour prior to services Saturday in the church.
Beeman-Patchak Funeral Home of Boscobel is in charge of the service.

Donald K. Fitting
MESA, Ariz. ð Donald K. Fitting, 65, of Mesa, Ariz., died Monday, Dec. 29, 1997, in Mesa.
Local survivors include a brother, Kenneth W. Fitting of Black River Falls; and three sisters, Jean Gilles of La Crosse, Susan Strauss and Gloria Pralle, both of West Salem.
His body will be cremated and burial will be held at a later date at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Rose A. Wernke
ONALASKA, Wis. ð Rose A. Wernke, age 92, of Onalaska, Wisconsin, died Tuesday, December 30, 1997, in the Onalaska Care Center.
She was born in Eden, South Dakota, on October 30, 1905, to Joseph and Elizabeth (Tschida) Rauchwater. She graduated from St. Alexius School of Nursing in Bismarck, N. Dakota, in 1927. She married Elmer Wernke on October 12, 1930, in Fort Rice, N. Dakota. She worked as a nurse at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn., and Guttenberg Municipal Hospital in Guttenberg, Iowa. She and Elmer moved to Onalaska in 1982.
She is survived by one daughter, Joan (Howard) Antony of Onalaska; one gradnson, Michael Quillin of Winona, Minnesota; five granddaughters, Maureen (Peter) Mozejewski of Milwaukee, Michelle (Brian) Reinke of Milwaukee, Melesia Quillin of Newburgh, New York, Maribeth Quillin of West Monroe, Louisiana and Molly Quillin of Milwaukee; three great-grandchildren, Amanda and Alyssa Mozejewski and Samuel Reinke; four stepgrandchildren, Calene (Wayne) Muehlenkamp, Colette (Warren) Johnson, Todd (Debbie) Antony and Terry (Sheila) Antony; eight step great-grandchildren, Pete and Donald Muehlenkamp, Lindsey Johnson, Matt Small, Robbie Burrows, Tara, Amber and Silken Antony; one sister, MaRee (Harold) Yeasley of Bullhead City, Arizona.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer in 1988; an infant son, Donald in 1935; her parents; two brothers and three sisters.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, Jan. 3, 1998, at 11 a.m. in St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Onalaska, Rev. Bill Matzek will officiate with entombment to be in the St. Francis of Assisi Mausoleum in the Catholic Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Blaschke Funeral Home, 401 West Ave. So., on Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with a prayer service to be at 7 p.m. Friends may also call at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of services.

Donna M. Jeske
INDEPENDENCE, Wis. ð Donna M. Jeske, 58, of Independence, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1997, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse.
She was born December 20, 1939, in Marathon County, Wisconsin, to Lawrence and Marie (Lechner) Allmann. Donna married William G. Jeske on May 19, 1962, in Colby. Prior to her marriage, she worked at Weinbrenner Shoe Factory in Marshfield. Donna was a homemaker and raised her family in Independence since 1967. Donna and Bill owned and operated the Burger Hut in Independence since 1977. She enjoyed ceramics. Donna was a member of SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, its Women's Organization and Rosary Society.
Survivors include her husband, William; four children, Richard (Angela) of Onalaska, Debra (David) Kubisiak of Chanhassen, Minn., Peggy (fiancee Jeffrey Lee) Jeske of Adams, Wis., and Charles (friend Kristie Matchey) of Arcadia; her mother, Marie Allmann of Wausau; three brothers, Larry (Laura) Allmann of El Paso, Texas, Russell (Mary) Allmann of Wausau and James (Meg) Allmann of Mosinee; three sisters, Nancy (Jerry) Lesmeister of Largo, Fla., Sue (Bill) Brockman of Wausau and Sandy (Sid) Lokken of Mosinee; eight grandchildren, Timothy, Rae Anna, Hunter, Abigail and Dalton Jeske, Kristine, Brian and Laura Kubisiak.
Donna was preceded in death by her father.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Independence, with Rev. Leonard Kaiser officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Edison Funeral Home, Independence. Friday evening there will be a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. followed by a rosary at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Edward W. Temp
Edward W. Temp, 86, of La Crosse, died Tuesday, December 30, 1997, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center.
He was born in La Crosse on October 27, 1911, to Rudolph and Amelia (Horn) Temp. He worked at Allis Chalmers before his retirement.
He is survived by his second wife, Lilah (Anderson) Groth of La Crosse; two sons, Marvin (Joyce) Temp of Coon Valley and Gordon (Janet) Temp of Onalaska; two daughters, Carol Molzahn of Minneapolis and Judith Scott of Eau Claire; one stepson, Douglas (Terri) Groth of La Crosse; one stepdaughter, Susan (Ray) Wagner of Bangor; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, six step grandchildren, two step great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lillian Tanks and Ida Coplien, both La Crosse.
He is preceded in death by his first wife, Genevieve Temp; seven brothers and four sisters.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, January 3, 1998, at 11 a.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church. The Rev. Richard T. Pamperin will officiate and burial will be in the Mormon Coulee Memorial Park Cemetery.
Family and friends may call at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of service.
The family requests memorials to First Ev. Lutheran Church or Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse.
The Woodruff Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Eugene ``Butch'' W. Ferris
SPARTA, Wis. ð Eugene ``Butch'' W. Ferris, age 53, died at his home outside of Sparta after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
He was born in La Crosse on June 7, 1944, to William and Elaine (Parrish) Kundy. He was united in marriage to Rose Kast on July 1, 1967.
Butch drove truck all of his life with many different companies including: Ed Kraemer & Sons, Standard Materials, Western Wisconsin Ready Mix and presently with River City Ready Mix of La Crosse, to whom he wished to leave a special ``Thanks.'' He loved to hunt with his brothers-in-law and fish at his brother's resort. He was a good pool player and also enjoyed playing swik with his friends. Butch especially looked forward to playing golf with his son and co-workers. If you had the pleasure to meet Butch, you won't forget him. He will be deeply missed.
He is survived by his wife, Rose; one son, Jeff (Michelle); one daughter, Laura Ferris; and three grandchildren, Leianna, Shayla and Skylar Ferris, all of Sparta; two brothers, Lee (Karen) Kundy of Wilson, Wisconsin, and Harold (Kay) Kundy of Lake Elsinore, California; three half-sisters, Evelyn (Howard) Rood of Onalaska, Wisconsin, Louiesa (Gene) Smith of Barre Mills, Wisconsin, and Geneva (David) Brown of Cataract, Wisconsin; his mother-in-law, Dorothy Kast of Cashton, Wisconsin; and foster mom, Neva Webb of Menominee, Wisconsin.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Elaine and stepfather, Harvey Ferris; his father, William Kundy; father-in-law, Edward Kast; and foster dad, Jake Webb.
Funeral services will be held at the Torkelson Funeral Chapel in Cashton on Friday, January 2, 1998, at 8 p.m. Pastor William Reese will officiate. Burial will follow, at a later date, in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Sparta.
Relatives and friends are asked to call at the funeral chapel in Cashton on Friday from 4 p.m. until the time of services.

Robert Andrew ``Bob'' Keim
Robert Andrew ``Bob'' Keim, 78, of La Crosse, died Monday, December 29, 1997, at Lakeview Health Center, West Salem.
He was born June 23, 1919, in La Crosse to Andrew and Mary (Mickschl) Keim. On October 23, 1939, he married Myrtle M. Greene in La Crosse at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Bob was employed by Trane Company of La Crosse for over 17 years until 1964 when he and his wife bought what became known as Keim's Ten Mile House. During this time he developed Brookview Mobile Home Park and Continued operation until his retirement. He was a past director of Vernon County Electric Cooperative and served on the La Crosse County Planning Commission. Bob was a member of the La Crosse Kiwanis Elks and Moose and was a past board member with the La Crosse County Tavern League.
Survivors include his wife, Myrtle; two daughters, Judith Ann (Gordon) Rieber of La Crosse and Linda L. (Gary) Sarner of Brookfield, Wis.; four grandchildren, Kristine (Jay) Johnson, Patrick (Amile) Rieber, Michael Sarner and Kate Sarner; two great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Lydia Johnson; one sister, June (Bob) Klein of La Crosse; a special aunt, Tina Jiracek; and many loving nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two grandsons, Andy Rieber and Kevin Sarner; one brother, Jim; one sister, Fern.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 2, at 11 a.m. from St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 1031 Main St., Onalaska. Father Bill Matzek will officiate. Burial will be at St. Francis of Assisi Mausoleum in the Catholic Cemetery, La Crosse.
Friends may call at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Lakeview Health Center, Unit C.
Jostad-Jandt Funeral Home, West Salem, is in charge of arrangements.
``Bob loved collecting, his main collection was friends of which he had many.''

Willie L. Ghelf
STODDARD/DE SOTO, Wis. ð Willie L. Ghelf, age 80, of 350 Elm Street in Stoddard and formerly of De Soto, died on Monday morning, December 29, 1997, at her apartment.
She was born in La Farge on August 15, 1917, to Thomas and Katherine (Melvin) Mills. On June 27, 1936, she married Francis A. Ghelf at Waukon, Iowa. They farmed for 44 years in the town of Wheatland, rural De Soto, in Vernon County. Mr. Ghelf died in August of 1991. In the fall of 1992, she moved to Stoddard. She also had worked as a cook for the De Soto Area Schools and at Northern Engraving in Lansing, Iowa. She was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church in Genoa, Valley View Homemakers, had been a leader in the Red Mound Strivers 4-H Club and for several years had taught Sunday School at the Red Mound United Methodist Church.
She is survived by one son, Loren (Jean) Ghelf of Genoa; one daughter, Debra Wickham of Ferryville; one daughter-in-law, Mary Ghelf of Genoa; eight grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren; two brothers, Scott (Thelma) Mills, Charles (Betty) Mills, both of Viroqua; four sisters-in-law, Hazel Mills of Viroqua, Josephine Amann, Harriett Ghelf, both of La Crosse and Mary Lee of Portage; two special friends, Jeanette Smith of Genoa and Dorothy Huntington of Stoddard; other relatives and many friends.
She was also preceded in death by three sons, Tom in 1964, Ronald in 1987 and Wayne in 1991; one brother, George W. Mills; and one sister, Etta Espe.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 2, 1998, at St. Charles Catholic Church in Genoa with Father Larry Dunklee officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call on Thursday, January 1, 1998, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua where there will be a prayer service at 4 p.m. Friends may also call at the church after 9:30 a.m. on Friday.

Esther Emma Bosse
PRESCOTT, Wis. ð Esther Emma Bosse, 92, a resident of St. Croix Care Center, Prescott, Wis., died Monday, Dec. 29, 1997, in the Regina Medical Center, Hastings, Minn.
She was born Dec. 19, 1905, the daughter of Richard C. and Augusta (Guenther) Scharlau in Arcadia, Wis. She was a graduate of Arcadia High School. She married Carlos Lewis Bosse on July 2, 1929, and he preceded her in death. She was a member of Our Saviour's Ev. Lutheran Church, Hastings, Minn.
She is survived by her daughter, Ardys Mae Frahm of Hastings, Minn.; her grandchildren, Nancy (Dan) Peterson, Terry (Jean) Frahm and Lori (John) Taylor; her great-grandchildren, Ellen, Julia and Willie Peterson, Ann and Maggie Taylor and Eric and Charlie Frahm.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carlos; two sisters and two brothers.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 2, in Our Saviour's Ev. Lutheran Church, Hastings. The Rev. William Strom officiating. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Friday in the Glencoe Lutheran Cemetery, Arcadia.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of services Friday in the church.
The Thomas Ellis Funeral Home, Hastings, is handling the arrangements.

Angus Alton Berg
Angus Alton Berg, 81, of La Crosse, passed away on December 30, 1997, at the Hillview Health Care Center, where he had been a resident for the past 10 months.
He was born in Bells Coulee, Wis., on July 17, 1916, to Oscar and Mabel (Nastvold) Berg. He was baptized at an early age and later confirmed at Halfway Creek Lutheran Church in Holmen. He attended Holmen High School and graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1939 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture. He married Beverly ``Betty'' Schomberg on December 7, 1940, in Waukon, Iowa. He worked at Allis Chalmers in La Crosse during WWII, designing farm machinery. He was employed for 23 years at La Crosse Trailer company as a mechanical engineer and sales representative. He later worked at River Steele and Badger Bearing. Angus was a member of Mount Calvary Ev. Lutheran Church and served on the building committee for the church and grade school. He was a longtime of member of Mount Calvary's bowling team. He also enjoyed gardening, football and baseball.
Angus is survived by his wife, Beverly ``Betty'' of La Crosse; four daughters, Judith (Jay Alden) Kirkhorn of Severna Park, Md., Nancy (Larry) Kreibich of La Crosse, Cheryl (Dan) Utterback of Garland, Texas, and Laurel (Scott Biesterfeld) Berg of Holmen; one son, Rev. Jeffrey (Karen) Berg of Oshkosh, Wis.; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was a caring husband and father and leaves his family with wonderful memories and gratitude for his influence in their lives.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 2nd, 1998, at 11 a.m. at Mount Calvary Ev. Lutheran Church. The Rev. Mark F. Bartling and Rev. Edward C. Ungemach III will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m., where a prayer service will be held at 6:45 p.m., and again at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of services.
Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Association or Mount Calvary Ev. Lutheran Church.

Nancy Ann Anderson
PETERSBURG, Va. ð Nancy Ann Anderson, age 32, of Petersburg, Virginia, the daughter of Dr. Odell J. and Carol Anderson, La Crosse, died on Saturday, December 27, 1997, at the Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg, Virginia.
Nancy was born on August 27, 1965, in Minneapolis, Minn. Following graduation from high school, she attended Luther College graduating in 1987 with a Bachelor's Degree in English. She later attended St. Cloud State University where she received her Master's Degree in Informational Media. At the time of her death, Nancy was serving as the Children's Librarian at the Petersburg Public Library.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by two brothers, David (Debbie) of Red Wing, Minn., and John of Boulder, Colo.; her maternal grandparents, David and Sylvia Larson of Glenwood, Minn.; her paternal grandmother, Dagney Anderson of Glenwood; a niece, Kelsey; and two nephews, Nathan and Mitchell, all of Red Wing; and her godparents, Donald and Sharon Larson of Glenwood, Minn. Nancy was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Floyd Anderson.

Moonlight Mist
A light transcends from heaven to earth
Crystal shards enter my room
Giving off an incandescent glow.
I awaken from a quiet slumber
And gaze out the window.
The moon is in full bloom.
Ethereal beams cascade silently downward.
The lake reflects the moonlight mist
Into my soul.
Peaceful sleep comes quickly
Promising eternal rest.
Nancy Ann Anderson, 1990
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 2, 1998, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, La Crosse. The Rev. Glenn R. Leaf will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse on Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.
Memorials may be directed to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Children's Library or La Crosse Children's Museum.

Irene Marie Lee
MISSION, TexasčIrene Marie Lee was called to her eternal rest December 20th, 1997, after a brief stay at Briarcliff Nursing Home in McAllen, Texas.
She was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin, to Amelia Greener and John Buschman. She married George Lee on
March 16th, 1928, at Rochester, Minn. He passed away September 16th, 1997. She lived in La Crosse, Wisconsin, when her husband went into the Navy in 1942. During the time he was gone she worked for a General at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin. Later she worked in La Crosse for OPA Administration until her husband was discharged in 1945.
She and her husband came to the Valley and bought a grove. He became a citrus farmer and she worked for Doctor James C. Martin and Associates for many years. She also was involved in many activities. She served as president of Benevolent Patriotic Order of the Does in 1951, 1968 and 1982 and was a member of St. Paul's Church for many years.
She is survived by a sister, Mildred Kubiak, Eau Claire, Wisconsin; and brothers, John Buschmann and Victor Buschman, both of La Crosse; nieces, Carol Jean Niemi of Midland, Michigan, Betty Jane Tricker of Durand, Wis., and Nancy Jo Reamy of Bothel, Washington, and Mary Ann Opsahl; nephews, Harry Kubiak of Janesville, Wis., Robert Kubiak, Waukesha, Wis., Michael Kubiak, Wis., and John Buschman, Jr., Littleton, Colo.; 27 grandnieces and grandnephews; and seven great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews; also good friends Robert and Mary McCoy of McAllen, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her husband; an infant son, Robert Jean; parents; sisters, Leone Stewart of Columbus, Ohio, Bernice McIntyre of Williams Bay, Wis.; and brother, Russell Buschmann of Madison, Wis.
She has requested no services and cremation remains will be taken to La Crosse to be put in a family plot. Family is being assisted by Rivera Funeral Home of McAllen, Texas.

Robert A. Mahlum
HOLMEN, Wis. - Robert A. Mahlum, 57, of Holmen, died at his home Tuesday, December 30, 1997, after a long struggle with cancer.
He was born September 5, 1940 in La Crosse to Elmer E. and Vivien L. (Borchert) Mahlum. He graduated from Holmen High School in 1958. He married Beverly Page on July 29, 1961 at the Onalaska United Methodist Church.
He had been employed by the Municipal Transit Utility for 30 years.
``He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, `papa' who was involved in whatever game was in season, but most especially the Packers. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and card player who loved to ride his motorcycle and who belonged to the La Crosse Motorcycle Riders Club.''
In addition to his wife, Beverly, he is survived by eight children, Robert Mahlum Jr. of Holmen, Deborah (Sean) Burns of Dakota, Minn., Roland (Tina) Mahlum of Onalaska, Rodney Mahlum of Holmen, Diana (Mike) Eggen of Onalaska, Daniel Mahlum of Holmen, Gary (friend Carrie) Mahlum of Onalaska, and David Mahlum of Holmen; by seven grandchildren, Jade Mahlum, Ashley Jolivette, Amber Jolivette, Casey Eggen, Siobhan Burns, Tommy Burns and Emily Mahlum; and sisters and brothers, Nancy (Dean) Spangler, Larry (JoAnn) Mahlum, Paul (Mary) Mahlum, James (Lynn) Mahlum, and Ruth (Charles) Schwabenbauer, all of Holmen, Barbara Seidel of La Crosse, Mary Seidel of Ettrick, Jeffery Mahlum of Owatanna, Minn., and Donald Mahlum of Lorton, Va.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an older brother, Ronald Mahlum; and a younger brother, Merlin Mahlum.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Lewis Valley Lutheran Church. The Reverend Mark Jolivette will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Dickinson Family Funeral Home, Holmen Drive at McHugh Road, on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service.

Edward W. Temp
Edward W. Temp, 86, of La Crosse, died Tuesday, December 30, 1997, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center.
He was born in La Crosse on October 22, 1911, to Rudolph and Amelia (Horn) Temp. He worked at Allis Chalmers before his retirement.
He is survived by his second wife, Lilah (Anderson) Groth of La Crosse; two sons, Marvin (Joyce) Temp of Coon Valley and Gordon (Janet) Temp of Onalaska; two daughters, Carol Molzahn of Minneapolis and Judith Scott of Eau Claire; one stepson, Douglas (Terri) Groth of La Crosse; one stepdaughter, Susan (Ray) Wagner of Bangor; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, six stepgrandchildren, two stepgreat-grandchildren; and two sisters, Lillian Tanke and Ida Coplien, both La Crosse.
He is preceded in death by his first wife, Genevieve Temp; seven brothers and four sisters.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, January 3, 1998, at 11 a.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church. The Rev. Richard T. Pamperin will officiate and burial will be in the Mormon Coulee Memorial Park Cemetery.
Family and friends may call at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of service.
The family requests memorials to First Ev. Lutheran Church or Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse.
The Woodruff Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Gaylord L. Mortenson
PIGEON FALLS, Wis. - Gaylord L. Mortenson, 69, of Taylor, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 1997 in the Tri-County Lutheran Nursing Home, Pigeon Falls. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home, Hixton. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, rural Taylor. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. until services Saturday, both at the funeral home.

Michael R. Eisfeldt
TOMAH, Wis. - Michael R. Eisfeldt, 38, of Tomah, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 1997 in St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield, Wis. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Bible Evangelical Free Church in Tomah. Burial will be in the St. Johns Cemetery in Shennington. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the White Funeral Home, Tomah; and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.

Colette Rose Daubner
ETTRICK, Wis. - Colette Rose Daubner, 68, of rural Ettrick, died Wednesday, December 31, 1997 in the Watkins Home, Winona, Minn. She was born March 6, 1929 in Rubicon, Wis., to Henry and Frances (Christ) Klink. On May 13, 1950 she married William Louis Daubner in Rubicon, Wis. He died August 4, 1972.
Colette had been employed for many years at The Common Market in Galesville, until her health forced her retirement. She was known and loved by many.
Survivors include a son, John (Linda) of Canonsburg, Penn.; two daughters, S. Colette Daubner and her husband Paul Fitzpatrick of College Station, Texas, and Mary Lou (Larry) Moore of Trempealeau, Wis.; five grandchildren; three brothers, Harold (Dorothy) Klink, Gerald (Pat) Klink and Henry (Marge) Klink, all of Hartford, Wis.; and four sisters, Margaret (Gene) Nelson of Oconomowoc, Wis., Lorraine Stippich of Milwaukee, Wis., Melly (Charles) Algiers of West Bend, Wis., and Sister Dolores Klink of Milwaukee, Wis.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Bill; and a sister, Frances.
Her body will be cremated.
Memorial services will be 4 p.m. Saturday, January 3, 1998 in Zion Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, Galesville, Wis., with Chaplain William Reese officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Ettrick Public Cemetery.
The Smith Mortuary, Galesville, assisted the family with the arrangements.

John S. Peterson
SPARTA, Wis. - John S. Peterson, 20, of Sparta, died Tuesday evening, Dec. 30, 1997 at home in Sparta. He was born in Brookfield, Wis., on April 2, 1977. He graduated from the Pine Ridge Baptist Academy in Forest Hill, Ark., in 1994. He was united in marriage to Heather Taylor on Oct. 4, 1996 in Sparta. He has been sick with a brain tumor since Aug. 9, 1996. He was a member of the Ambassador Baptist Church, Sparta, and was a loving husband and father.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Harland Peterson and his maternal great-grandfather, Leo Starks.
He is survived by his wife, Heather; one daughter, Brianna; one son, Jason; his parents, Gary and Donna Peterson of Sparta; one sister, Melissa of Sparta; his birth mother, Salli (Dennis) Bellis of Milwaukee; his birth father, Charles Wendt of Crescent City, Calif.; and numerous other family members.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ambassador Baptist Church, Sparta, with Rev. Clyde Ewers officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Sparta.
Friends may call at the Page-Smith Funeral Home, Sparta, on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m.

Mildred Dorothy Houska
Mildred Dorothy Houska, 85, a resident of Bethany Riverside Care Center, died on Wednesday, December 31, 1997 at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, after a battle with cancer. She was born in La Crosse on June 16, 1912 to Joseph and Anna (Lapitz) Houska. Mildred had worked for the Girl Scouts of America office in La Crosse for many years until her retirement in 1979. She was an avid reader and sports fan, especially the Brewers and Packers.
Mildred is survived by one niece, one nephew, one great-niece and two great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Viola, Esther, Irene and Marie; and one niece.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 2, 1998 at 1:30 p.m. at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse. The Rev. Robert J. Cook will officiate. Burial will be in the Catholic Cemetery.

Adolph Fanta
HILLSBORO, Wis. - Adolph Fanta, 87, of Hillsboro, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1997 in the Vernon Manor, Viroqua. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Fick-Hoof Funeral Home, Hillsboro. Interment will be in the Mount Vernon Cemetery. Friends may call after 11 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at the funeral home.

Agnes M. Laffe
HUMBIRD, Wis. - Agnes M. Laffe, 58, of Humbird, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1997, at Black River Memorial Hospital, Black River Falls. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home, Hixton. Burial will be at a later date. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, and one hour prior to services Saturday, both at the funeral home.

Mary Grace Roberge Seybold
HORSESHOE BEND, Ark. - Mary Grace Roberge Seybold, 82, of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas, formerly of La Crosse, Wis., died Dec. 30, 1997. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday in the Horseshoe Bend Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers make memorials to Animal Control Center, Horseshoe Bend, Ark.

Thelma J. Mills
VIROQUA, Wis. - Thelma J. Mills, age 78, of R.2, Viroqua, died Wednesday, December 31, 1997 at Vernon Memorial Hospital in Viroqua. She was born August 16, 1919 in the town of Jefferson, Vernon County, to Oscar and Karen (Thompson) Jacobson. She graduated from Viroqua High School in 1936. She was united in marriage to Scott Mills on February 8, 1941 and they lived on the Mills family farm all their married years.
Thelma worked for Jack & Jill, First National Bank and the Oriole Cafe in Viroqua. She was a member of the Viroqua United Methodist Church; Sarah Circle; Homemakers; and the VFW Auxiliary. She also served as a leader of the Victory Pigeons 4-H Club. Thelma is survived by her husband, Scott of Viroqua; one son, Howard (Nancy) Mills of La Crosse; two grandsons, Scott and Erick Mills, both of La Crosse; one sister, Marcene (Claude) Sebion of Viroqua; one brother-in-law, Blaine Conaway of Viroqua; a special cousin, Mayonne McClurg of Viroqua; nieces; nephews; and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by one brother, Howard and his wife Bee Jacobson; and one sister, Mildred Conaway.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 3, 1998 at 11 a.m. in the Viroqua United Methodist Church. The Rev. Frank Thompson will officiate with burial in the Viroqua Cemetery. Friends may call at the Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Friends may also call at the church on Saturday after 10 a.m.


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