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Ben R. Flowers
Ben R. Flowers, 38, of La Crosse, died Thursday, January 8, 1998, at his home.
He was born on October 9, 1959, in St. Petersburg, Fla., to Ben J. and Betty C. Flowers. He married Linda Sue VonSeht on May 19, 1994. He worked for Webster Industries before his death.
He is survived by his wife, Linda; two daughters, Karen Lee and Sara Beth, both at home; his parents; two sisters, Lori Ann Cox and Betty Jo Carvalis.
His body will be cremated and there will be no other services.
The Woodruff Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Mrs. Guida Clements
VIROQUA, Wis. - Mrs. Guida Clements, 100, of Route 4, Viroqua, died Friday, Jan. 9, 1998, at the Vernon Manor, Viroqua.
The funeral Mass will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Viroqua. Burial in Viroqua Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua on Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. with a prayer service at 5 p.m. A complete obituary will follow.

Helma O. Allen
BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. - Helma O. Allen, age 90, of Black River Falls, died Friday, January 9, 1998, in Pine View Nursing Home, Black River Falls.
Funeral services will be Monday, January 12, 1998, at 10 a.m. from the Black River Falls Evangelical Lutheran Church and burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.
Friends may call at the church on Monday from 9 a.m. until services.
The Buswell Funeral Home, Black River Falls, is serving the family.

Myrtle J. Strub
LANSING, Iowa - Myrtle J. Strub, 79, of Lansing, Iowa, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 1998, at Thornton Manor Care Center, Lansing.
Services will be held 1 p.m. on Monday at the United Methodist Church in Lansing. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call two hours prior to service at the church on Monday.

Donald D. Snitker
Donald D. SnitkerčWAUKON, Iowa - Donald D. Snitker, 72, of Waukon, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 1998, at his home in Waukon following a lengthy illness.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home, Waukon. Burial with graveside military rites will be in Salem Cemetery, rural Waukon.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.

Olive L. Paulsen
Olive L. Paulsen, 85, of 2520 Hackberry Lane, died Thursday, January 8, 1998, in her home.
She was born May 1, 1912, in Random Lake, Wis., to David and Julie Wilk. She graduated from Random Lake High School, attended the U. of Wisconsin Madison for three years, never graduating due to the need to return home and care for her ill mother. She later graduated from Miss Brown's School of Business (2 yr.), Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
She married Milton R. Paulsen on March 30, 1940, in Random Lake, Wis. The ceremony took place in front of the fireplace in the new brick home of Olive's parents, next to the family furniture store. Their first home was in Milwaukee, Wis., where their first son, Michael David was born. They then moved to Troy, N.Y., where their second son, Frederic Lee was born. They later moved to Fargo, N.D., and Ames, Iowa, where their daughter, Judith Ann was born.
In 1944, they moved back to Milwaukee, Wis., where their next two children, Patricia Louise and Thomas Peter were born. In 1952, they moved to La Crosse, Wis.
Olive has been an avid gardener and cook who loved and cherished her role as home maker. She enjoyed polka, bridge, dancing, traveling and talking and singing in German, the language in which she was confirmed. She was a member of English Lutheran Church, Martha Guild and Fifty Plus and a volunteer at Lutheran Hospital. She and Milton traveled extensively after his retirement.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton R. Paulsen; her sister, Adaline Lorenz (Gil) and her brother, Leroy Wilk (Audrey).
She is survived by three sons, Michael D. (Judy) of Battle Creek, Mich., Frederic L. (Patty) of Marshfield, Wis., and Thomas P. (Janice) of Ladysmith, Wis.; two daughters, Judith A. (Stan) Schabert of La Crosse and Patricia L. (Tom) Silver of Random Lake, Wis.; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; a brother, Fritz Wilk (Malinda) of Random Lake, Wis.; four sisters-in-law, Audrey Wilk (Leroy) of West Bend, Wis., Rola Franson (Harry) of New Holstein, Marge Paulsen (Norman) of Billings, Mont., and Ivy Paulsen (Elmer) of New Holstein, Wis.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in English Lutheran Church, with a lunch following. Entombment will be at Garden of Peace Mausoleum, Mormon Coulee Memorial Park.
Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday in the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to English Lutheran Church.
The Dickinson Family Funeral Home, Jackson Street Chapel is assisting with arrangements.

Ralph B. Engstad
WAUKESHA, Wis. - Ralph B. Engstad passed away Jan. 8, 1998, at the age of 89 years.
Beloved husband of the late Lenora and the late Elizabeth. Loving father of the late Mary (Leonard) Dalienden. Dear stepfather of Robert (Judith) Raymond and Edythe (Edward) Cooper. Dear uncle of William (Lorraine) Engstad, Wayne Engstad, Gerald (Dody) Engstad, John (Marion) Engstad, Lorraine (Robert) Hanson, Howard (Florence) Roberts. Also survived by step grandchildren, step great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be Monday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. at Harder Funeral Home, 18700 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield, Wis.
Visitation on Monday at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until time of service. Inturment in Wauwatosa Cemetery.
Mr. Engstad was a member of the Electrical Workers Local No. 494 and IBEW.
Memorials to the American Cancer Society appreciated.
Harder Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.

Jennifer Ann Cleveland
Jennifer A. Cleveland, 26, died Thursday, January 8, 1998, at her home, after a long struggle with kidney disease.
She was born July 12, 1971, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and adopted as an infant by Ardus (Tepler) and John Cleveland. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. She attended La Crosse Public Schools, graduating from Logan Senior High School in 1989. She also attended Western Wisconsin Technical College.
She is survived by her parents of La Crosse; one sister, Kristin Cleveland and brother-in-law, Erik Nycklemoe of Flagstaff, Arizona; two brothers, Gregory Cleveland of Rossmoor, California and Jason Cleveland of Ventura, California; godparents, Dennis and Karen Cleveland of Winona, Minnesota and Lee and Adele Benson of Clintonville, Wisconsin; many aunts, uncles and cousins; special friends and special caregivers.
While medical problems occupied much of Jennifer's life, she was able to maintain her positive attitude and served as an inspiration to those around her.
A memorial service will be conducted on Monday, January 12, 1998, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. The Reverend Duane Kamroth will officiate.
Friends may call at the Sletten-McKee-Hanson Funeral Home on Sunday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the services.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to St. Paul's Lutheran Church or Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation.

Michael J. Linehan, Sr.
TOMAH, Wis. - Michael J. Linehan, Sr., 77, of rural Tomah, died Friday, Jan. 9, 1998, at the Tomah Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Tomah. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 until 9 p.m. Sunday at the Ninneman-Steele Funeral Home, Tomah; and one hour prior to services Monday in the church.
The Ninneman-Steele Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Howard Silas Johnson
WAUKON, Iowa - Howard Silas Johnson, 76, of Waukon, Iowa, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 1998, following a lengthy illness at the Veterans Hospital in Iowa City.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home, Waukon. Burial, with military graveside rites, will be in Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.
Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.

Michael J. Linehan, Sr.
TOMAH, Wis. - Michael J. Linehan, Sr., age 77, of rural Tomah, died Friday, January 9, 1998 at the Tomah Memorial Hospital.
He was born April 6, 1920 in Tomah, Wis. to Michael and Anna (Schmieder) Linehan. Michael took over the family farm in Reels Valley and farmed there all his life. He was on the Wisconsin Dairies Board of Directors. He was a life time member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Tomah.
He is survived by two sons, Michael J. (Debra) Linehan of Tomah, and David (Karleen) Linehan of Tomah; four daughters, Kristine (Larry) Abbs of Tomah, Nancy (Ray) Olsen of Tomah, Susan (Larry) Rezin of Warrens, and Mary Linehan of Tomah; one sister, Helen (Harley) Kennedy of Tomah; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Helen, his parents, Michael and Anna, and two sisters, Francis Bailey and Anna Mae Linehan.
Funeral services will be held Monday, January 12, 1998, 11 a.m. at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Tomah. Father Daniel Kozlowski will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4 until 9 p.m. Sunday at the Ninneman-Steele Funeral Home in Tomah. Friends may also call from 10 a.m. until the time of services Monday at the church. The Ninneman-Steele Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Clyde L. Gilbertson
BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. - Clyde L. Gilbertson, Sr., age 67, of rural Black River Falls, died late Wednesday evening, Jan. 7, 1998 in his home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday in the Buswell Funeral Home, Black River Falls. Burial will be in the Sullivan Cemetery, rural Black River Falls. Friends may call from 8:30 a.m. until services Saturday at the funeral home.

Mary E. Simdars
Mary E. Simdars, 87, of Bethany St. Joseph Care Center, died Friday, January 9, 1998 at Franciscan Skemp Health Care Center.
She was born to John and Maude (Mousseau) Horihan on December 16, 1910. She married Erwin Dimdars on May 5, 1937 in La Crosse.
Mary is survived by a daughter, Mary Lou (Gerald) Lenz of Avon, Minn.; a son, William (Cindy) Simdars of Onalaska, Wis.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, son John, and one sister.
Funeral services will be on Monday, January 12, 1998 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church at 3 p.m. Visitation will take place on Monday at the Sletten McKee Hanson Funeral Home from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Private burial will be in Catholic Cemetery.
Mary was a resident of Bethany St. Joseph Care Center for the past year. She was involved in many community and church organizations. She was also a volunteer at St. Francis Hospital.

Guida B. Clements
VIROQUA, Wis. - Guida B. Clements, age 100, of Viroqua, died Friday, January 9, 1998 at the Vernon Manor in Viroqua where she had resided since this past Monday.
She was born in Franklin Township, Vernon County on December 6, 1897 to Charles and Mary (Deaver) Latta. She was united in marriage to Nick Clements on November 5, 1919. They farmed in Franklin Township all their married years. Nick died on March 16, 1971. Guida was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Viroqua.
She is survived by one daughter, Mary (Roy) Myhre of Chaseburg; two sons, Russell Clements of Viroqua, and Kenneth (Mary) Clements of Tomahawk; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by one son, Nick in infancy; and one sister, Ethel Simonson.
A funeral mass will be held on Monday, January 12, 1998 at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Viroqua. Father James Miller will officiate with burial in the Viroqua Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua on Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. with a prayer service at 5 p.m. Visitation also at the church on Monday after 10 a.m.

Howard Otto Anderson
SPARTA/VIROQUA, Wis. - Howard Otto Anderson, age 77, of Sparta, formerly of Viroqua, died Saturday, January 10, 1998 at the Vernon Manor in Viroqua, where he had been a resident for about one week.
Howard was born in Vernon County on November 4, 1920 to Gehardt and Jenny Lynn (Phillips) Anderson. He was baptized in the Lutheran Faith in Janesville. He was united in marriage to Bernice Olson on October 11, 1941. They farmed in the Viroqua area until 1975 when they moved to Sparta. Howard worked for Universal Forest Products in Warrens for 10 years. While living in the Viroqua area he served on the Liberty Township Board. Howard was an avid fisherman.
He is survived by his wife, Bernice of Sparta; one daughter, Sherry (Dick) Ames of Norwalk; two sons, Richard (Vicki) Anderson of Viroqua, and Larry Anderson of Janesville; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Buela Dahlberg of Kenosha, Dorothy Zitzner of De Soto, Mary Torgerson of De Soto, and Ruth Krogan of Soldiers Grove.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Sharilyn Anderson; three brothers, Harold, Gerald, and Fredrick Anderson; and two sisters, Emma Meyer and Wilma Schumacher.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 13, 1998 at 11 a.m. in the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Viroqua. The Rev. Dr. Steven Fossum will officiate with burial in the East Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua on Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. with a prayer service at 5:30 p.m. Visitation also at the church on Tuesday after 10 a.m.

Jennifer A. Cleveland
Jennifer A. Cleveland, 26, died Thursday, January 8, 1998, at her home, after a long struggle with kidney disease.
She was born July 12, 1971 in Green Bay, Wisconsin and adopted as an infant to Ardus (Tepfer) and John Cleveland. She attended La Crosse Public Schools, graduating from Logan Senior High School in 1989. She also attended Western Wisconsin Technical College.
She is survived by her parents of La Crosse; one sister, Kristin Cleveland, brother-in-law, Erik Nycklemoe and niece Siri Nycklemoe of Flagstaff, Arizona; two brothers, Gregory Cleveland of Rossmoor, California, and Jason Cleveland of Ventura, California; godparents, Dennis and Karen Cleveland of Winona, Minnesota, and Lee and Adele Benson of Clintonville, Wisconsin; many aunts, uncles, and cousins; special friends and special caregivers.
A memorial service will be conducted on Monday, January 12, 1998, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 420 West Avenue South. The Reverend Duane Kamroth will officiate. Friends may call at the Sletten-McKee-Hanson Funeral Home, 605 West Avenue South, on Sunday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and at the church on Monday frm 10 a.m. until the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to St. Pauls Lutheran Church or Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation.

Beatrice Marie Graf
Beatrice Marie Graf, 87, formerly 1218 S. 16th Street, died on Thursday, January 8, 1998 at the Franciscan Skemp Nursing Home in La Crosse.
She was born in Caledonia, Minn. on October 22, 1910 to John and Mary ``Molly'' (Scanlan) Bissen. Beatrice married Raymond O. Graf on June 18, 1935 in St. Peter's Catholic Church, Hokah, Minn. Beatrice was a graduate of St. Peter's Catholic High School in Hokah and received her teaching degree from Winona Normal School. She taught at German Ridge Schools in rural Hokah and Brownsville, Minn. After her children were grown she taught at Holy Trinity Catholic Grade School for many years. Beatrice was a member of St. Anne's Altar and Rosary Society at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
She is survived by two sons, Reginald (Barbara) Graf of Lombard, Ill., and Robert (Priscilla) Graf of La Crosse; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Mildred Lonkoski of La Crosse, Doris Eckert of Anaheim, Calif., and Therese (Imre) Bard of Honolulu, Hawaii. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond on May 24, 1989, a daughter, Lois Colbert on April 17, 1995; a grandson, Patrick Colbert; a great-grandson, Nicholas Colbert; three brothers, George, Arnold, and Gordon Bissen; and a siter, Blanche Gallagher.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, January 13, 1998 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. The Rev. Lawrence B. Berger will officiate. Entombment will be in the St. Francis of Assisi Mausoleum, Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. where a Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m., and again at the funeral home Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Mabel E. Brown
WYEVILLE, Wis. - Mabel E. Brown, age 85, of rural Wyeville, Wis., died Friday, January 9, 1998 at the Tomah Care Center. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Monday in the Ninneman-Steele Funeral Home in Tomah. Burial will follow in the Wood Cemetery near Wyeville. Friends may call from 2 until 4 p.m. Monday at the Ninneman-Steele Funeral Home.

Ruth Marsolek
INDEPENDENCE, Wis. - Ruth Marsolek, 62, of rural Independence, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 1998 at Tri-County Memorial Hospital, Whitehall. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Independence, with burial in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at Edison Funeral Home, Independence. Monday evening there will be a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. followed by a rosary at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Carl E. Schliebe
WEST SALEM, Wis. - Carl E. Schliebe, 84, of West Salem, died Saturday, January 10, 1998 at Franciscan Skemp Medical Center, La Crosse. He was born May 5, 1913 in Vesper, Wis., to Pastor Max and Frieda (Zilisch) Schliebe. On December 12, 1947, he married Gladys Schneider at Christ Lutheran Church Parsonage in West Salem. Carl and Glady celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on December 13, 1997. He was a graduate of Marquette University. Carl was a veteran of WWII, having served with the U.S. Army in the European Theatre. He was Deputy Register of Deeds for La Crosse County until his retirement in 1978. Carl was past commander of Berg-Hemker-Olson American Legion Post 51, West Salem, and was also West Salem's veteran service officer for 44 years. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, West Salem, serving the church in various capacities, including church council, treasurer and WELS representative. 
Survivors include his wife, Gladys; two sons, Kent Schliebe of La Crosse and David Schliebe (Kris Kinder) of West Salem; two daughters, Linda (Sheldon) Wood of Lenexa, Kansas, and Jeanne Schliebe of Schaumburg, Ill.; one grandson, Bradley Mauderer of Lenexa, Kansas; two stepgranddaughters, Sandra and Pamela Wood, both of Tinley Park, Ill.; one sister, Claudia Slagel of Baton Rouge, La.; one brother-in-law, Ray (Elvera) Schneider of West Salem; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Judith Schliebe; and a sister, Charlotte Andree. 
A memorial service will be Wednesday, January 14, 1998 at 1 p.m. from Christ Lutheran Church, 500 Park St., West Salem. Rev. Paul R. Johnston will officiate. Burial will be in the church Cemetery, with military rites by the West Salem American Legion Post 51. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Christ Lutheran Church. The Jostad-Jandt Funeral Home, West Salem, is in charge of arrangements. 

Mary E. Simdars
Mary E. Simdars, 87, of Bethany St. Joseph Care Center, died Friday, January 9, 1998 at Franciscan Skemp Health Care Center.
She was born to John and Maude (Billings) Horihan on December 16, 1910. She married Erwin Simdars on May 5, 1937 in La Crosse.
Mary is survived by a daughter, Mary Lou (Gerald) Lenz of Avon, Minn.; a son, William (Cindy) Simdars of Onalaska, Wis.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Erwin, her parents, son John, and one sister.
Funeral services will be on Monday, January 12, 1998 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church at 3 p.m. Visitation will take place on Monday at the Sletten McKee Hanson Funeral Home from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery on Tuesday at 2 p.m.
Mary was a resident of Bethany St. Joseph Care Center for the past year. She was involved in many community and church organizations. She was also a volunteer at St. Francis Hospital. Memorials may be given to the National Parkinson Foundation Inc., 1501 NW Ninth Ave., Miami, Fla. 33136.

Beatrice Marie Graf
Beatrice Marie Graf, 87, formerly 1218 S. 16th Street, died on Thursday, January 8, 1998 at the Franciscan Skemp Nursing Home in La Crosse.
She was born in Caledonia, Minn. on October 22, 1910 to John and Mary ``Molly'' (Scanlan) Bissen. Beatrice married Raymond O. Graf on June 18, 1935 in St. Peter's Catholic Church, Hokah, Minn. Beatrice was a graduate of St. Peter's Catholic High School in Hokah and received her teaching degree from Winona Normal School. She taught at German Ridge Schools in rural Hokah and Brownsville, Minn. After her children were grown she taught at Holy Trinity Catholic Grade School for many years. Beatrice was a member of St. Anne's Altar and Rosary Society at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
She is survived by two sons, Reginald (Barbara) Graf of Lombard, Ill., and Robert (Priscilla) Graf of La Crosse; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Mildred Lonkoski of La Crosse, Doris Eckert of Anaheim, Calif., and Therese (Imre) Bard of Honolulu, Hawaii. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond on May 24, 1989, a daughter, Lois Colbert on April 17, 1995; a grandson, Patrick Colbert; a great-grandson, Nicholaus Colbert; three brothers, George, Arnold, and Gordon Bissen; and a sister, Blanche Gallagher.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, January 13, 1998 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. The Rev. Lawrence B. Berger will officiate. Entombment will be in the St. Francis of Assisi Mausoleum, Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse on Monday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. where a Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m., and again at the funeral home Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Dorothy I. Lamb
Dorothy I. Lamb, 75, died at the home of her son on Friday, January 9, 1998.
She was born October 2, 1922, in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin to Erick and Winnie (Petersen) Sering. She married Raymond Lamb on February 18, 1946 and he preceded her in death on January 7, 1997.
Dorothy was a member of the WAVES in the U.S. Navy during World War II, serving in Pearl Harbor. She received an honorable discharge in addition to the WWII Victory Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Area Ribbons, and the American Campaign Ribbon.
She retired from McLoone Metal Graphics in 1985.
She is survived by her son, Robert E. (Kathleen) of La Crosse; two grandsons, Jonathan R. Lamb and Evan K. Lamb; a brother, Herbert Sering of Wisconsin Rapids; brother-in-law, Russell (Suzanne) Lamb of Wisconsin Rapids; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, January 13 at 11 a.m. at the Onalaska Methodist Church. The Reverend Bruce Bartel will officiate. The body will be cremated and the remains will be buried in the French Island Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. and also on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of services.
The Dickinson Family Funeral Homes and Crematory are assisting the family with the arrangements.

David Carl Stafslien
CASHTON, Wis. David Carl Stafslien, age 53, of Cashton, died Friday, January 9, 1998 at the Vernon Memorial Hospital in Viroqua.
He was born October 30, 1944 in Viroqua to Cyrus and Gladys (Solberg) Stafslien.
He lived in Cashton and owned and operated Dave's Tenth Inning Tavern for the last 20 years. After his liver transplant in August of 1988, he often said that these had been the best years of his life having spent with his fiance, Charlene Colby; her two children, Jennifer and Judi; and grandchildren, Brittany, Nicholas, and Taylor. Dave was involved with music and sports his entire life and more importantly was a man who loved people and was never seen without a smile.
Along with Char and family, Dave is survived by his mother, Gladys Peterson of Viroqua; one sister, Barb Zitzner of Janesville, Wis.; and two brothers, Cyrus Stafslien of Eau Claire, Wis., and Jim (Lorri) Stafslien of West Salem, Wis.; also many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Raylan.
Funeral services will be held Monday, January 12, 1998 at 1 p.m. from the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Viroqua. Pastor Roger Hjelle will officiate. Friends and relatives are asked to call at the Torkelson Funeral Chapel in Cashton on Sunday, January 11, 1998 from 6 to 9 p.m., with a prayer service at 8 p.m. They may also call at the church on the day of the services from 11 a.m. until the time of services.

Kay Ilene Godlewski
Kay I. Godlewski, 58, died at her home on Sunday, January 11, 1998. She was born May 10, 1939 in Platteville, Wisconsin, to William B. and Maxine L. (Reed) Potter. Kay graduated from Onalaska High School in 1958. She married Robert L. Godlewski and he preceded her in death. Prior to her illness, she was employed by the Northern Engraving Company for 14 years. 
She is survived by her daughter, Amy Ann Godlewski of La Crosse; a son Gregory Robert Godlewski of Palm Beach, Florida; three sisters, Jeannine (Marshall) Reynolds of Lancaster, Wisconsin, Sharon (Duke) Geng of Buford, Georgia, and Karen (Robert) Shawley of La Crosse; two brothers, Tim (Lori) Irish of Onalaska, and Mike (Terri) Irish of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin; two stepbrothers, David (Bertha) Irish of Onalaska and Daniel (Mary) Irish of Bangor; many nieces and nephews; great-nieces and -nephews; and a special friend, Maryann Hicks of West Salem. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Judy Thomas. 
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Dickinson Family Funeral Home, 401 Main Street, Onalaska. Burial will be on Thursday in Cassville, Wisconsin. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 1 p.m. until the time of the services. 
God's Garden 
God looked around His wondrous garden and found an empty place. He then looked down upon the Earth and saw your tired face. He put His arms around you and lifted you to rest. God's garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best. He knew that you were suffering. He knew you were in pain. He knew that you would never get well on Earth again. He saw the road was getting rough, and the hills were hard to climb. So He closed your weary eyelids and whispered ``Peace be thine.'' It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn't go alone, For part of us went with you the day God called you home. 
Kay's family would like to extend their thanks to Ruth Kapanke and to Sandi Schrader. 

William Condo Bressler
William Condo Bressler, 78, of 1711 Loomis Street, died at Bethany Riverside Nursing Home Sunday, January 11, 1998. He was born September 8, 1919 at Spring Mills, Penn., to Miles and Mary (Condo) Bressler. He married Ingre Roth on January 8, 1945 at Hattiesburg, Miss. He served with the U.S. Army during WWII and the Korean War. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1969 after 26 years of service. He then worked for Continental Van Lines for 10 years. 
In addition to his wife, Ingre, he is survived by a daughter, Peggy Pearl (John) Pfister of La Crosse; by a son, Terry Alan (Ina) Bressler of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; by two brothers, Gerald (Miriam) Bressler of Freehold, N.J., and Harry (Phyllis) Bressler of Boalsburg, Penn.; and by four grandchildren, Daniel Alan Pfister, Stephanie Elizabeth Pfister, Solina Bressler and Jarin Bressler. He was preceded in death by his parents; by a son, Donovan in infancy; a sister, Dorothy Hall; and a brother, Gene Bressler. 
``He loved the beautiful mountain area in Pennsylvania where he was born. He was an outdoorsman. He enjoyed skeet shooting and won many trophies and recognitions and was manager of the Rod and Gun Club at Fort Campbell, Ky. While living in Texas he enjoyed hunting for rattlesnakes and gigging for frogs by the Rio Grande, and also managed the Rod and Gun Club there. He spent 22 wonderful, happy years in beautiful Alaska. He hunted moose, caribue, dall sheep and bear in the majestic mountains of Alaska. He loved snowmachining and used them on his trap lines while visiting his two remote cabins in the mountains. He fished for salmon and halibut in the rivers coastal waters of Alaska. He will be sadly missed by his relatives and friends in Pennsylvania, Alaska and Wisconsin.'' 
Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Dickinson Family Funeral Home, 809 Gillette Street. The Reverend John Parcher, of Immanuel Lutheran Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. Memorials may be directed to Immanuel Lutheran Church; Immanuel Lutheran School; or the American Cancer Society. 

Laddie L. Flynn
LANCASTER, Wis. - Laddie L. Flynn, 57, of Lancaster, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 1998 in Mercy Hospital, Dubuque, Iowa, after a brief illness. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Thoni-Kendall Funeral Home, Boscobel. Burial will be in Boscobel Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of services Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a Laddie Flynn Memorial Fund has been established. 

Amanda Lynn Buol
Amanda Lynn Buol, age seven days, died Saturday, January 10, 1998 in Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Racine, Wis. She was born January 3, 1998 to Paul and Tammy (Baumeister) Buol. 
She is survived by her parents, Paul and Tammy (Baumeister) Buol of Union Grove; one brother, Sean Michael Baumeister of Union Grove; grandparents, Mary Jane Brunet of Union Grove, Robert Baumeister of Waukegan, Ill., and Glenn and Marion Buol Jr. of Union Grove; great-grandmas, Beatrice M. Hall of Bohner's Lake, Wis., and Ruth Schafer of Sparta, Wis.; and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. 
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 17, 1998 in North Cape Lutheran Church. Rev. Dean Natterstad will officiate. Burial will be Saturday in Union Grove Cemetery. 
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Polnasek-Daniels Funeral Home, Union Grove, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at North Cape Lutheran Church. 
Memorials may be made In Memory of Amanda Lynn Buol, Special Care Nursery, St. Luke's Hospital, 1320 Wisconsin Ave., Racine, Wis. 53403; or In Memory of Amanda Lynn Buol, Children's Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, P.O.Box 1997, Milwaukee, Wis. 53201. 

Mary Louise Bank
MCGREGOR, Iowa - Mary L. Bank, 79, of McGregor, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 1998 in Memorial Hospital, Prairie du Chien. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Thornburg-Hanson Funeral Home, and burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, both in McGregor. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. 

Phillip T. Weaver Sr.
ARCADIA, Wis. - Phillip T. Weaver Sr., 81, of Arcadia, Wisconsin, died on Sunday, January 11, 1998 after a long battle with disease of the heart, lung and liver, at Franciscan Skemp Healthcare/Arcadia Nursing Home. He was born on May 26, 1916 in Arcadia to John and Frances Jonietz Weaver. He married Joyce Pittenger on October 20, 1952 at O.L.P.H. Catholic Church in Arcadia. Phillip worked at Ashley Furniture Industries for many years. He was a member of O.L.P.H. Catholic Church. 
Phillip is survived by his wife, Joyce of Arcadia; six sons, John of Arcadia, Joe of Winona, Paul (Lorna) of Arcadia, Phillip Jr. of Arcadia, David of Arcadia and Richard (Dee) of La Crescent; one daughter, Frances (John) Cordes of La Crosse; 13 grandchildren; and one sister, Eleanor Hagenbarth of Arcadia. He was preceded in death by one son, Michael; his parents; one brother, Vince; and one sister, Rose. 
Funeral services will be held at noon on Wednesday, January 14, 1998 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Arcadia, with the Reverend Raymond Pedretti officiating. Spring burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the Killian Funeral Home today from 4 to 9 p.m., where there will be a 7:30 p.m. rosary; and on Wednesday at the funeral home from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. 

Dean O. Marten
TOMAH, Wis. - Dean O. Marten, 64, of Tomah, died Monday, Jan. 12, 1998 at his home. He was born Nov. 17, 1933 to Orlin and Lillian (Peth) Marten at Tomah. He was united in marriage on Sept. 23, 1995 to Jeanette Larson. 
He is survived by his wife, Jeanette; three stepsons, Daniel (Ann) Atkinson of Marshfield, David (Roxanne) Atkinson of Spencer and Dell (Dana) Atkinson of Springdale, Ark., a stepdaughter, Debra Roseth of Taylor; 10 stepgrandchildren; four brothers, Duane (Sharron) of Barnes, Ronald of Beaver Dam, John (Nancy) of Milwaukee and Marlin (Linda) of Tomah; and three sisters, Luann (Clyde) Shepherd of Detroit, Mich., Lana (Patrick) Adler of Tomah and Lorene (David) Caselton of London, England. 
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 15, 1998 at 11 a.m. at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church at Ridgeville. Rev. Mark T. Panning will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Tomah, with military honors by Tomah American Legion Post #201. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, 801 E. Monowau St., Tomah, and at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service. 

Geneva R. Wistenberg 
VIROQUA, Wis.- Geneva R. Wistenberg, age 85, of Viroqua, died Sunday, January 11, 1998 at the Bethel Home in Viroqua, following a lengthy illness. She was born in Viroqua on September 5, 1912 to Asher and Alice (Morrison) Gorsline. On October 16, 1933 she was united in marriage to Walter Wistenberg. She worked at the Jack and Jill in Viroqua for many years. She was a longtime member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and the Joanna Circle. She also was a member of the Viroqua Country Club; Order of the Eastern Star Lodge #35; Vernon County Retired Educators; and Vernon County Normal Association. 
Geneva is survived by her daughter, Roberta Neupert and husband Michael of Dallas, Texas; and three grandchildren, Sara Neupert of Austin, Texas, Eric Neupert of Phoenix, Arizona, and Benjamin Neupert of San Marcos, Texas. Geneva was preceded in death by her husband Walter on September 22, 1983; her parents; one sister, Helen McKinstrey; and one brother, Rollin Hunter. 
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 15, 1998 at 11 a.m. in Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. The Revs. Roger Hjelle and Stephanie Steiner will officiate, with burial in the Viroqua Cemetery. Friends may call at the Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua on Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m.; and at the church on Thursday after 10 a.m. Memorials may be given to Vernon Memorial Hospice; Vernon County Historical Society; Good Shepherd Lutheran Church; or the Bethel Home.


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