Miscellaneous La Crosse County, Wisconsin Obituaries

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Lou Jean (Colleran) Williams
ROCHESTER, Minn. - Lou Jean (Colleran) Williams, age 71, of Rochester, Minn. died January 17, 1998, after a long lung disease in Lynnhurst Nursing Home of St. Paul, Minn. Preceded in death by parents, Jack E. Colleran and Mary (Scanlon) Colleran and brother, Jack T. Colleran. Survived by son, Randall Williams; daughter Cynthia Rodriguez; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Saturday, January 24, 1998, at St. Patrick's Church, Brownsville, Minn. followed by burial in Cork Hollow.

Phyllis Mae Crum
VIROQUA/FERRYVILLE - Phyllis Mae Crum, age 78, of 505 Chicago Avenue in Viroqua died on Wednesday, January 21, 1998, at the Bethany St. Joseph Nursing Home in La Crosse where she had been a resident since December 31, 1997. She was born on February 6, 1919, in Jefferson Township, Vernon County to Harrison and Nancy (Sorenson) Oliver. On September 1, 1936, she married Clare Crum and they farmed in the Retreat area, rural DeSoto for many years before moving to Ferryville in 1960. She cooked at the Swing Inn in Ferryville and in 1976 she and Clare purchased a restaurant in Trempealeau. They retired to Ferryville in 1978 and on October 25, 1987, Clare died. She then moved to Viroqua.
She is survived by four children, Shirley Diehl of Prairie du Chien, Deanna (Fred) Olson of Ferryville, William (Catherine) Crum of Stoddard, James (Peggy) Crum of Clintonville; eleven grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; one brother, Vernon (Ellen) Oliver of DeSoto; three sisters, Ellen ``Peg'' Harthun of Beaver Dam, Orla (Robert) Whitney of Viroqua, Gladys Helke of Holmen; two sisters-in-law, Mae Oliver of Victory and Alice Oliver of La Crosse; other relatives and many friends. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son-in-law, John Diehl; two sisters, Verna Hass, Eva Ross Springborn; six brothers, Wallace ``Dump,'' LeRoy ``Pete,'' Orville ``Jiggs,'' Fred, Leslie, Kenneth Oliver; and one great-grandchild, Haley Boardman.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 24, 1998, at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua with Pastor Alice Richards officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut Mound Cemetery at Retreat. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 4-8 p.m. where there will be a prayer service at 5 p.m. Friends may also call after 8 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

Alan E. `Eddie' Brague
WINONA, Minn. - Alan E. ``Eddie'' Brague, age 26, of 413 E. Sixth St., was killed Wednesday, January 21, 1998, when the car he was driving was struck by a train. He was born March 10, 1971, in St. Paul, Minn. His parents are Allan and Diane (Dahlquist) Brague of rural Winona.
He attended Winona Area Schools and lived most of his life in the Winona area. He loved the outdoors and was passionate about hunting and fishing. Among his most prized possessions were his trophy catches and last season's ``150'' Class eleven point, 200 pound buck.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Kimberly (Jeff) Jaworski of South St. Paul, Minn. and Deborah (Paul) Brazil of Fremont, Wis.; three nieces, Maranda, Melissa and Morgan Brazil; two nephews, Benjamin and Nicholas Jaworski; two grandmothers, Leone Olson of La Crosse, Wis. and Ardy Brague of Cambridge, Minn.; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Ernest G. Dahlquist and Robert S. Brague and grandmother, Marian E. Brague. Tragically, the accident also took the life of Emily King, his girlfriend of many years.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Saturday, January 24, 1998, at 1 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Church. Burial in Pickwick Cemetery. Reverend John M. Sauer officiating. Friends may call Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Watkowski-Pronschinske Funeral Home and Saturday from 12 noon until time of the mass at the church. A Christian Wake Service will be Friday at 7:30 p.m. Pallbearers are Ryan Papenfuss, Brandon Sebo, Butch Bauer, Dave Bahr, Tom Tooke and Greg Tooke.
Eddie touched so many lives in the short time with us, he will be sadly missed and forever loved.

Lois L. Hansen
TOMAH, Wis. - Lois L. Hansen, age 93, of Tomah, died Thursday, January 22, 1998, at the Tomah Care Center. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 24, 1998, at 3 p.m. at the Ninneman-Steele Funeral Home in Tomah. Burial will follow at the Camp Douglas Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at Ninneman-Steele Funeral Home.

LeRoy VanVoorhees
WARRENS, Wis. - LeRoy Van Voorhees, age 61, of Warrens died Wednesday, January 21, 1998, at the St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester. Memorial services will be held Sunday, January 25, 1998, 1 p.m. at the Living Stone Fellowship Church in Warrens. Friends may call from 12 noon until the time of services Sunday at the church. The Ninneman-Steele Funeral Home in Tomah is assisting the family with arrangements.

Pelchie E. Smieja
INDEPENDENCE, Wis. - Pelchie E. Smieja, 89, of Independence, died Thursday, January 22, 1998, at the Grand View Care Center in Blair. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Independence. Spring burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today and 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Edison Funeral Home, Independence. Today there will be a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. followed by a rosary at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Harriette A. Smith
WEST SALEM, Wis. - Harriette A. Smith, 83, of West Salem, died Wednesday, January 21, 1998, at Mulder Health Care Facility, West Salem.
She was born May 29, 1914 in Kellogg, Minn. to Louis and Helen (Drapes) Sarb. She married Gerald Smith and he preceded her in death on December 23, 1958. Harriette was a member of St. Leo The Great Catholic Church, West Salem.
Survivors include a son, David (fiancee Susan Simmons) of West Salem; three grandchildren, Steven (Tamera) Smith of West Salem, Susan Smith and Nicole Smith (fiancee Andrew Larson), both of Minneapolis; two great-grandchildren, Rachael Smith of Minneapolis and Collin Smith of West Salem; and one brother, Elmer ``Bud'' Sarb of Port Orchard, Wash. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, January 24, 1998, at 11 a.m. from St. Leo The Great Catholic Church, 210 W. Hamlin St., West Salem. Father Bob Hegenbarth will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Medford, Wis. There will be no visitation. Jostad-Jandt Funeral Home, West Salem is in charge of arrangements.

Earl J. Wyburn
DESOTO, Wis. - Earl J. Wyburn, age 86, of DeSoto, died Thursday, January 22, 1998, in his home. He was born February 24, 1911, in Dubuque, Iowa to William and Amanda (Lowe) Wyburn. He was united in marriage to Geraldine Arnold on April 16, 1938. They lived in DeSoto all their married years. Earl worked for the WPA, did logging, trapping and was a commercial fisherman before his retirement. He was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Geraldine; two daughters, Carol Snitker and Patsy (Milan) Kumlin, all of DeSoto; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother and four sisters.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 24, 1998, at 2 p.m. in New Hope United Methodist Church in Redmound. Pastor Alice Richards will officiate with burial in the DeSoto Cemetery. Friends may call at the Larson Funeral Home in DeSoto on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Friends may also call at the church on Saturday after 1 p.m.

Janice M. Boyd
Janice Mary Boyd, 59, of 115 Stadium Drive, died at 8:55 a.m. Thursday, January 15, 1998 in Blessing Hospital.
Born Sept. 15, 1938, in Viroqua, Wis., she was a daughter of Leslie and Dorothy Noggle Thompson.
Mrs. Boyd was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints and a volunteer for the Arthritis Foundation and American Diabetes Association. She was employed as manager for the Site Service Station in Quincy and was formerly employed by the Western Illinois Council on Alcoholism and the Reading Center at Quincy University.
Survivors include two daughters, Joan Anderson of Quincy and Judith Boyd of Fort Madison, Iowa; three sons, Jeffrey Boyd of Fort Madison, Robert Harwood of Quincy and Jason Boyd of Fowler; two brothers, Don Thompson of Studio City, Calif. and Jim Thompson of Phoenix; two sisters, Joyce Weise of Roseburg, Ore. and Mrs. Lyman (Bev) Pollock of Phoenix; and seven grandchildren, Rex Anderson, Olivia Wiemelt and Alex Boyd, all of Quincy, Josh, Justin and Matthew Boyd, all of Fowler and Ale Roberts of Fort Madison.
Mrs. Boyd was preceded in death by two sisters, Pat Coda and Doris Thompson.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Bishop David Moore. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Monday in the church. Memorials may be made to the Janice Boyd Memorial Fund. Zehender-Robinson-Stormer-Cookson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Myrtle M. Johnson
Myrtle M. Johnson, age 93, of La Crosse passed away Wednesday, January 21, 1998, at the home of her sister, Lydia (Ernest) Tande.
She was born in Coon Valley, Wis. on March 29, 1904, the second of three children born to Melvin and Clara (Theige) Dahlen. She was baptized and confirmed at the Coon Valley Lutheran Church. She graduated from Central High School, La Crosse and was a Home Economics graduate of Stout Institute, Menominee, Wis.
After teaching two years, she took graduate course in dietetics at Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Ill. and served as a hospital dietitian in Racine, Wis., Chicago, Ill. and Pasadena, Calif. until her retirement.
She married Bennett E. Johnson on August 8, 1936, in Racine. He preceded her in death in 1961. In addition to Bennett, she was preceded in death by her parents, a brother and sister-in-law, Otis (Alice) Dahlen and a niece, NanJean Preeshl.
In addition to her sister, Lydia, she is survived by three nephews, Philip (Eunice) Dahlen, Paul and David Tande; by her grandnieces and nephews, Sara and Karissa Tande, Jason and Jessica Tande, Richard, Ronald and Robert Preeshl, Patricia (Tom) Rucker, Penelope (Curt) Hickock and Pamela (Gordon) Gerke.
After her retirement, Myrtle traveled extensively and visited all seven continents. She became a member of California Norrona Lodge Sons of Norway, serving in almost all of the offices. Upon her return to La Crosse in 1971, she became a member of Wergeland Lodge #28 and was financial secretary for several years. She received her life membership from the lodge. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, La Crosse.
There will be no services. She will be cremated and her ashes will be buried in the Coon Valley Cemetery at a later date. The Dickinson Family Funeral Homes and Crematory are assisting the family with arrangements.

Helen M. Kline
Helen M. Kline, age 72, of La Crosse, died Thursday, January 22, 1998, at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center.
She was born January 2, 1926, in La Crosse to Francis and Margaret (Merfeld) Keaveny and graduated from Aquinas High School. Helen married Richard P. ``Dick'' Kline on January 22, 1946, in La Crosse, he preceded her in death on July 26, 1993.
Helen worked in the men's department of K-Mart in La Crosse from 1962 until her retirement. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and was active in the Ministry of Praise at the parish. Helen especially enjoyed the company of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by two daughters, Mary (Ronald) Ragner and Theresa (Douglas) Groth, both of La Crosse; two sons, Patrick (Sue) Kline of Holmen and Dennis (Laurie) Kline of West Salem; ten grandchildren, Kari, Kathy, Michael, Matthew, Mark, Andrew, Timothy, Sarah, Abby and Justin; two great-grandchildren, Jamie and Jeremy; four step grandchildren, Rick, Keri, Stephie and Lindsay; a brother, Francis (Pat) Keaveny of La Crosse; five nieces and one nephew. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by an infant brother, Jimmy; and a sister, Mary.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, January 26, 1998, at 11 a.m. Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Rev. Lawrence B. Berger officiating. Burial will follow at Catholic Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse on Sunday from noon until 3 p.m. with a rosary to be recited at 1 p.m.

Robert L. Marx
Robert L. Marx, 69, of La Crosse, died on Thursday, January 22, 1998, at his home.
He was born on December 9, 1928, in Winona, Minn., to Robert and Helen (Nowicki) Marx. Bob married Mary Homstad on November 22, 1955, in La Crosse. A Veteran of the Korean War, he served in both the Army and Air Force. He held lifetime memberships in the Roy L. Vingers American Legion Post 52, Thomas Rooney Post 1530 Veteran of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 12 of La Crosse. For many years he had worked as a chef at Maple Grove Country Club in West Salem, Walt's Supper Club, La Crosse and at the La Crosse Country Club. He retired in 1995.
In addition to his wife, Mary, he is survived by a daughter, Helen Marx of La Crosse; two sons, James of La Crosse and Robert of Marietta, Ga.; and a sister, Mary Jane Marx of La Crosse. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Alice Gill; and a brother, Virgil Marx.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, January 26, 1998, at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse. Chaplain Dean Staffanson will officiate.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 5 p.m. until the time of service. Burial, with military honors conducted by V.F.W. Post 1530, will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Mormon Coulee Memorial Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed to the Lutheran Hospital Foundation.

Clifford E. Evenson
WHITEHALL, Wis. - Clifford E. Evenson, 72, of rural Whitehall, Wis., died on Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, in the Trempealeau County Health Care Center, rural Whitehall.
Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. in Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Whitehall, with burial in the Old Whitehall Cemetery, rural Whitehall.
Visitation will be held on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Jack Funeral Home, Whitehall; and also one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.

Belva A. Lemke
TOMAH, Wis. - Belva A. Lemke, 90, of Tomah and formerly of Wausau, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, in Tomah Memorial Hospital.
She was born Feb. 26, 1907, in Avalanche, near Westby, to Abraham and Manda (Hoilien) Kalvestrand. She was baptized and confirmed in the Westby Coon Prairie Church. She was united in marriage to Harry Lemke on Oct. 10, 1940, in Wausau, he preceded her in death on July 9, 1985. Belva was a longtime and faithful member of Zion Lutheran Church. She taught Sunday school for 32 yeras and was a choir member. Prior to her retirement, she worked as a secretary for Rib Mountain Granite Company and was an accountant clerk at the Marathon County Hospital.
She is survived by one sister, Lucille (Elza) Chase of Tomah; three brothers, Orville Kalvestrand of Tomah, Marion (Joyce) Kalvestrand of Mukwonago, Vernon (Pat) Kalvestrand of Redding, Calif.; also numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Lylas Pittsley and Amy Richey.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, Jan. 26th, 1998, 10:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 709 Sixth St., Wausau, Wis. The Reverend Clarence D. Harms will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau.
Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Brainard Funeral Home, 522 Adams St., Wausau, on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. and at the church on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until time of the service.
Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, Tomah, is assisting family with arrangments.

Dorothy Marie Gunderson
BLAIR, Wis. - Dorothy Marie Gunderson, 76, of Blair, died Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at the Tri County Memorial Hospital, Whitehall, Wis.
Services will be held on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Fagernes Lutheran Church, rural Blair. Burial will follow the services in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Jack Funeral Home in Blair; and also one hour prior to services Tuesday in the church.

Victor M. Samb
Victor M. Samb, 87, died on Thursday, January 22, 1998, at the Franciscan-Skemp Medical Center.
He was born September 13, 1910, in Black River Falls, to Julius and Mathea ``Minnie'' (Haugen) Samb. He married Lee Schnick on January 1, 1930, and she preceded him in death on May 26, 1961. They had one son, Victor L. Samb of Holmen. Victor married Verna Christianson on October 6, 1973.
He was employed by the J.C. Penny Company of La Crosse and Youngstown, Ohio. Victor owned Sambs Sign Company from 1938 to 1946. In 1946, he started with Fantles Fifth Avenue Fashions, as an advertising and display manager. After twelve years, he was appointed Executive Vice President and manager of Fantles. In 1968, he purchased the Guggenbuehl Store on Caledonia Street. The store later became known as Sambs Finer Fashions. He opened the Queen Shop, on Caledonia Street, in 1973, and the Queen Shop, in Waukon, Iowa, in 1980. He resigned from Fantles, in 1973, to devote full time, along with his wife Verna and grandson, David Samb, to the store on Caledonia Street, until his retirement in 1988.
He was a member of the Elks Club and the Optimist Club of La Crosse. He was a past president of the Caledonia Street Merchants.
In addition to his wife, Verna, he is survived by one son, Victor (Alice) Samb of Holmen; a grandson, David Samb of La Crosse; and a granddaughter, Elaine (Roy) Almberg of Tower City, North Dakota; three great-grandsons, Erik, Benjamin and Daniel Almberg; a brother, Roy (LaVerne) Samb; a brother-in-law, Charles (Lillian) Christianson; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his first wife, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Walter, Arnold and Harvey; and his parents.
Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church. The Reverend Ted Dewald will officiate and burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Dickinson Family Funeral Homes' Gillette Street Chapel on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. and at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the services.

Mildred N. Kingsbury
MABEL, Minn. - Mildred N. Kingsbury, age 87, of Mabel, Minnesota, died Friday, January 23, 1998 at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.
Mildred was born on September 15, 1910 in Newburg Township, Fillmore County, Minnesota to Nels and Gretha (Jacobson) Spance. She attended the Newburg School and then graduated from the Mabel High School in 1928. In 1931 she married Harold Kingsbury at the Mabel First Lutheran Church in Mabel. The couple lived in Mabel their entire lives except for a few years when they lived in Waseca and then returned to Mabel in 1948. Harold passed away in 1986. Mildred was a member of the Mabel First Lutheran Church and WELCA.
Mildred is survived by a son, Dale (Karolyn) of St. Paul, Minnesota; two daughters, Georgia (Mrs. Howard) Tollefsrud of Omaha, Nebraska, and Joanne (Mrs. Lee) Groth of Las Vegas, Nevada; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Georgia Larson of Mabel. She was preceded in death by four brothers.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 28, 1998 at the Mabel First Lutheran Church in Mabel with the Rev. Lloyd Menke officiating. Burial will be in the Mabel Lutheran Cemetery in Mabel. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 27, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel and one hour prior to services at the church.

Carrie M. Rohrig
ONTARIO, Wis. - Carrie M. Rohrig, 84, of rural Ontario, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998 at Hillsboro. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Smith-Nelson Funeral Home, Wilton. Burial will be in the South Ridge Lutheran Cemetery, town of Wellington. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until time of services Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mary J. Hendrickson
Mary J. Hendrickson, age 87, of La Crosse, and formerly of Galesville, died Friday, January 23, 1998 at her home.
She was born June 7, 1910 to Ernest and Elizabeth (Burt) Butman in Decorah Prairie. She attended area schools. In September of 1933 she married Howard Hendrickson in Iowa. They farmed in the Decorah Prairie area.
She is survived by a son, Robert Hendrickson of Laurel, Md.; four grandchildren, Jill, Nancy, Mark and David; and one great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1994.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 27, 1998, at Hardies Creek Lutheran Church. Rev. John Ashland will officiate. Burial will follow in French Creek Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, January 26, 1998 at the Smith Mortuary in Galesville, and from noon until services at the church on Tuesday.

George Joseph Frederick
KENDALL, Wis. - George Joseph Frederick, 91, of Oconomowoc and formerly of Kendall, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Kendall. Burial will be in the Glendale Cemetery, Kendall. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of services Monday at the church. Smith-Nelson Funeral Home, Kendall, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Charmion M. Seekins
CALEDONIA, Minn. - Charmion M. Seekins, 62, of Caledonia, died Friday, January 23, 1998 at the Gundersen-Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse.
She was born November 24, 1935 in Caledonia. In December of 1955 she married Everett Sinclair and they later divorced. Charmion then married Clyde Seekins on November 11, 1972 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Caledonia. Charmion was employed as an Avon Representative serving the Caledonia and surrounding areas. She also had worked at the Countryside Cafe in Mabel, Minn., Mansfield Industries in Spring Grove and Schroeder Jewelers of Caledonia where she served on the ladies' groups and was organist for over 20 years. She also had played organ for First Lutheran Church in Mabel before moving to Caledonia. Charm was also a member of the Caledonia Library Board and the Aidenn Chapter 86 Order of the Eastern Star of Caledonia.
Survivors include her husband, Clyde Seekins of Caledonia; her mother, Eleanor Link of Caledonia; a daughter, Debbie Sinclair of Anchorage, Alaska; three sons, John Sinclair of Anchorage, Alaska, Steve (Lindsi) Sinclair of Aguadulce, Calif., and Robert Sinclair of Rochester, Minn.; a step-daughter, Heather (Brian) Vinson of Caledonia; a step-son, Todd (Nellie) Seekins of Miami, Fla.; eight grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two sisters, Laurel (David) Hutzenbuehler of Holmen, Wis., and Victoria Link of Caledonia; and three brothers, Harold E. (Susan) Link, William Link and Michael Link, all of Caledonia; and nieces and nephews. Charmion was preceded in death by a brother, Christopher.
A Memorial service will be held Monday, January 26, at 7 p.m. from Immanuel Lutheran Church, Caledonia. Rev. Rolf T. Storlie will officiate. A private burial will take place in the Evergreen Cemetery, Caledonia. Friends may call at the church on Monday from 6 p.m. until the time of service. The Haugen-Roble-Jandt Funeral Home, Caledonia, is in charge of arrangements.

Raymond L. Aiken
Raymond L. Aiken, 79, passed away peacefully at the Lakeview Health Care Center on Friday, January 23, 1998.
He was born August 5, 1918, in La Crosse to Percy and Laura (Raymond) Aiken. He married Doris Schams on February 14, 1939 in La Crosse. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Raymond Brothers, in home construction. Mr. and Mrs. Aiken had owned a resort in the Arborvitae area for a number of years.
He is survived by his wife, Doris; three daughters, Laura Aiken of West Salem, Jean (Merton) Williams of West Allis and Doris (Curtis) Carter of North Fond du Lac; two sons, John (Susan) Aiken of La Crosse and Raymond (Alyce) Aiken of Duluth; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Hazel Richmond, Laura Marker, Carla Abraham, all of La Crosse; one brother, Percy (Emma) Aiken of New Brighton, Minnesota.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Peggy and Julie; one son, Russell; two sisters; and one brother.
Memorial services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the Olivet Lutheran Church. The Reverend David J. Baldukas will officiate and burial, following cremation, will be in the French Island Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the services.
The Dickinson Family Funeral Homes and Crematory are assisting the family with the arrangements.

Kenneth R. Zimmerman
Kenneth R. Zimmerman, R.Ph., 74, formerly of Sun Prairie, died January 19, 1998.
He was born in Norwalk, Wisconsin, May 3, 1923, he is the son of the late Raymond and Whilmina (Vieth) Zimmerman. Throughout his life Ken lived in Norwalk, Wilton and Sparta. He graduated from Sparta High School in May of 1941. Ken served in the U.S. Navy beginning in December of 1942 and was discharged in December of 1945. He married the former Charlotte I. Bjorkman in Sparta, Wisconsin on Jan. 26, 1943 and she preceded him in death July 8, 1995. Ken attended the UW-Madison School of Pharmacy and graduated in January of 1949. He started his career in Beloit, owned a pharmacy in Sparta, continued his career in Sun Prairie and retired from Walgreens in Menominee Falls in 1987. Ken ultimately retired in Sun Prairie. He was a member of the Wisconsin Pharmaceutical Association, and Lifetime Member of the Sparta Junior Chamber of Commerce. As a UW-Madison alumni Ken loved the badger sporting program and was an avid golfer. Ken's great joy was his wife and his family.
He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Barbara Zimmerman of Appleton, Don and Cindy Zimmerman of Green Bay, Jim and Bev Zimmerman of Sun Prairie; one daughter and son-in-law, Sandra Zimmerman and Greg Doyle of Sun Prairie; 12 grandchildren. He is further survived by other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Charlotte.
Friends may call at United Methodist Church, 702 North Street, Sun Prairie, Wis., January 31, 1998 at 2 p.m. for a memorial service with the Rev. Dr. Ross Oestreich officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Malcore Funeral Home, Green Bay, (920) 432-5579.
In lieu of flowers and other expressions of sympathy a memorial fund has been established at the service for the Green Bay Unity Hospice Program.


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