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Mark Brickl 
DICKEYVILLE, Wis. - Mark Brickl, age 80, of Dickeyville, died Monday, February 2, 1998, as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Vernon County. 
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 5, 1998, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Dickeyville, with the Rev. Francis Steffen and Rev. Joseph Brickl officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today, February 4, 1998, at the Casey Funeral Home in Cuba City, where there will be a parish wake service at 4 p.m. 
He was born on January 28, 1918 in Plain, Wisconsin, the son of Joseph and Rosanna (Meixelsperger) Brickl. He was married to Dorothy Feiner on November 15, 1938. Mr. Brickl graduated from the University of Wisconsin Dairy School and was a licensed cheesemaker for many years. 
Community, church and family involvement were always a big part of his life. In earlier years he was active in Little League and Boy Scouts. At that time, Mark owned and operated the Platteville Lumber Co. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed peacock bass fishing on the Amazon River in Peru. He was also a big game hunter, most recently shooting a bull elk in New Mexico in the fall of 1997. 
Throughout his career, he served as president of the Dickeyville Telephone Co.; Shady Homes, Inc.; and One-Hour Dry Cleaners in Platteville, Prairie du Chien, La Crosse and Onalaska. Mark was active in many organizations, including the Dickeyville Village Board; Holy Ghost Parish Council; Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus; American Trapshooting Assoc.; S.W. Businessmen's Assoc.; Modern Woodmen of America; Wings Over Wisconsin; Ducks Unlimited; and Wisconsin Conservation Club. 
Surviving are his wife, Dorothy of Dickeyville; four daughters, Phyllis (Richard) Miletto of La Crosse, Carole (Jerome) Vaassen of East Dubuque, Ill., Alice (James) Timmerman of Eldridge, Iowa, and Betty (Tom) Kerkenbush of Platteville; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Rev. Joseph Brickl of Middleton, Al Brickl of Sauk City, and Francis (Irene) Brickl of Spring Green; and five sisters, Mary (John) Hetzel of Plain, Rose Dischler of Plain, Cecelia Mason of Reedsburg, Theresa (George) Wilson of Platteville, and Agnes Long of Menasha. 
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Charlene Gabriel in 1982; a grandson, Gary Timmerman in 1984; a son, Robert on August 26, 1997; two brothers; and one sister. 

Ann L. Leuze 
LA CRESCENT, Minn. - Ann L. Leuze, 86, of La Crescent, died at the home of her daughter, Mary Hetzel of La Crosse, on Sunday, February 1, 1998. She was born August 3, 1911, at Shephardville, Ky., to Harry F. and Ruth Hepke. She married Rudolph A. Leuze on September 1, 1930 at Seneca, Kansas. He preceded her in death on June 19, 1984. She had been employed by the J.C. Penney Co. for many years. 
She is survived by a daughter, Mary Ann (Jim) Hetzel of La Crosse; by a son, James (Mary Jo) Leuze of Twin Falls, Idaho; by six grandchildren, Pamela Wencel, Jeffrey Reece, Paula Kouba, Eric Leuze, Kurt Leuze and Kyle Leuze; and by 10 great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services were Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 1407 Main Street, La Crosse. The Reverend James T. Cumming officiated. Burial was in Prospect Hill Cemetery, La Crescent. Friends called at the church Tuesday from noon until the services. The Dickinson Family Funeral Homes assisted with the arrangements. 

Joshua Paul Skinner 
BROWNSVILLEA, Minn. - Matthew 3:17/``This is my son, whom I love; and in whom I am pleased.'' 
Joshua P. Skinner, 17, of Brownsville, Minn., died on Monday, February 2, 1998 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Caledonia, Minn. Joshua was born to Douglas and Lynn (Aleckson) Skinner on September 12, 1980 in Hayward, Wis. He was baptized at First Lutheran Church of Hayward, Wis., and was confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Caledonia on October 5, 1997. He attended Caledonia High School and was currently a member of the junior class. He worked at Schmidty's Restaurant in La Crosse. In Josh's younger years he played many sports and lettered in soccer at Caledonia High School. Josh was a silent, but strong, team player. He had a great love of the outdoors. He especially enjoyed hunting, camping, hiking and golf with his family and vast array of friends. 
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother Chris, and his sister Jenny, all of Brownsville; his paternal grandmother, Beverly Skinner of Minneapolis, Minn.; maternal grandparents, Bob and Ruby Aleckson of Paynesville, Minn.; aunts and uncles, Mike (Beth) Skinner, Pat (Peggy) Skinner, Chris (Mark) Childers, his godmother, Roger (Sue) Aleckson, Del (Sheryl) Aleckson and Dan Aleckson, his godfather; and cousins, Joe, Ann, Ian, Bree, Jake, Shane, Amanda, Jesse, Reuben, Lizzie, Heather, Brett, Reid and Luke. Josh was also blessed by many friends of all ages. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Donald Skinner. 
The following scripture verse was chosen by Josh for his Confirmation. 
Joshua 1:19 
``Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; be not frightened, neither be dismayed; for the Lord, your God, is with you wherever you go.'' 
``We love you, gentle Josh.'' 
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 6, 1998 at the La Crescent United Methodist Church in La Crescent, Minn. The Rev. Mark B. Miller will officiate. Burial will be in the Zion Evangelical Church Cemetery, Brownsville. Friends may call at the church on Thursday from 3 to 8 p.m. and again on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. A memorial fund will be established in Josh's honor. The Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crescent is in charge of arrangements. 

Charles P. `Charlie' Christiano 
Charles P. ``Charlie'' Christiano, 88, of La Crosse, died on Tuesday, February 3, 1998 at the Mulder Health Care Facility in West Salem. 
He was born on November 29, 1909 in the town of Wells, rural Monroe County, to Tony and Mary (Mattuce) Christiano. He married Rosella A. Raabe on August 14, 1940 in Kendall, Wis. She preceded him in death on January 3, 1983. 
Charlie worked as a shipwelder in the Duluth-Superior harbor for two years during World War II. He worked in auto sales in the La Crosse area for most of his life, working at Dahl Ford, George Devine Lincoln-Mercury, and Newburg Oldsmobile-Cadillac for several years, and was last employed at Bob Burg Oldsmobile-Cadillac for 23 years before retiring in 1988. Following his retirement, Charlie worked part time at Hegenbart Auto Sales until 1993. 
Charlie was a member of First Ev. Lutheran Church in La Crosse, where he had served both as president and treasurer. He also enjoyed his houseboat on the Mississippi River for many years before his health declined in 1993. 
He is survived by a brother, John ``Jack'' (Phyllis) Christiano of Sparta, Wis.; one sister, Sarah (Harvey) Aney of Sparta; a niece, Ardell (Leo) Kennedy of Camp Douglas, Wis.; a brother-in-law, Edward Raabe of Wilton, Wis.; and many other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his wife, Charlie was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers. 
Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 6, 1998 at 11 a.m. from First Ev. Lutheran Church in La Crosse. Rev. Roger Sachs will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Tomah, Wis. Friends may call at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of services. The family requests that memorials be given to First Ev. Lutheran Church. 

John William Anderegg 
MADISON, Wis. - John W. Anderegg, 74, died on Monday, February 2, 1998 in Madison. He was born November 12, 1923, at White Lake, Wisconsin, to John C. and Kathryn Anderegg. He attended White Lake High School, graduating in 1941. He served in the United States military from 1943 to 1946, and attained the rank of first lieutenant, while specializing in tropical meteorology. Mr. Anderegg obtained his B.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1947, and his Ph.D., in physics, in 1952. In 1953 he was named a Fulbright Scholar at the Royal Institution in London, England. He was a Visiting Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 1968; and he retired in 1987, as professor emeritus in bio-physics, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 
He was a pioneer in small angle x-ray scattering and its application in bio-physics. 
He is survived by his brother, Robert C. Anderegg of Fond du Lac; seven nieces and nephews; and many cousins. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one brother. 
Funeral services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the Sletten McKee Hanson Funeral Home, La Crosse. The Reverend Donald Fox will officiate and burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. 
Memorials may be given to the Nature Conservancy of Wisconsin. 

Lida K. Carr 
VIROQUA, Wis. - Lida K. Carr, age 98, of La Crosse and formerly of Viroqua, died Monday, February 2, 1998 at Hillview Health Care Center in La Crosse. She was born February 27, 1899 in Monroe County to Albert and Mary (Kampuschroer) Smeenk. She was united in marriage to Dan K. Carr in November of 1924. They made their home in Viroqua. Dan died on October 6, 1950. Lida continued to live in Viroqua until December of 1990, when she moved to La Crosse to be near her children. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and Altar Society in Viroqua, and was a charter menmber of the Viroqua American Legion Auxiliary. 
Lida is survived by her daughter, Mary Carr of La Crosse; her son Edward (Sandra) Carr of La Crosse; a sister-in-law, Selma Smeenk of Viroqua; special nieces, Dorothy Berg of Viroqua and Betty Baier of La Crosse; other nieces; and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, and five sisters. 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, February 5, 1998 at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Viroqua. Father James Miller will officiate with burial in the Virqoua Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Thursday after 10 a.m. The Larson Funeral Home of Viroqua is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials may be given to St. Mary's Catholic Church or Hillview Health Care Center. 

Robert `Bobby' Christianson 
Robert ``Bobby'' Christianson, age 69, of La Crosse, died on Monday, February 2, 1998 in his home. He was born in Viroqua on August 13, 1928 to Fred and Hannah Christianson. Bobby owned his own Motorola Service Station for 25 years in La Crosse. 
He is survived by his former wife, Rosemary ``Toodie''; three sons, Bruce of La Crosse, Scott of Minneapolis and David of La Crosse; a daughter, Barbara of La Crosse; two grandsons, Marcus and Skylar; four sisters, twin sister Betty of La Crosse, Pearl of Santa Paula, Calif., Goldie of Aurora, Ill., and Connie of La Crosse; and one brother, Ray of Hendersonville, N.C. 
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 7 at 11 a.m. at the Sletten McKee Hanson Funeral Home, La Crosse. Burial will be in the Mormon Coulee Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. 

Verl L. Beeman 
BOSCOBEL, Wis. - Verl L. Beeman, 64, of Boscobel, died Friday, Jan. 30, 1998 in Valley Lutheran Hospital, Mesa, Ariz. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday from United Methodist Church, Boscobel. Burial will be in Ash Ridge Cemetery, Richland County. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Beeman-Patchak Funeral Home, Boscobel. In lieu of flowers, a scholarship fund will be established in his name. 

Le Noir I. Lacke 
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. - Le Noir I. Lacke, 78, of Prairie du Chien, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 1998 in Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse. Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. today in St. Gabriel's Catholic Church and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, both in Prairie du Chien. The Garrity Funeral Home, Prairie du Chien, is assisting with arrangements. 

Marjorie E. `Marge' Christensen 
BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. - Marjorie E. ``Marge'' Christensen, 74, of Black River Falls and formerly of City Point and Shennington, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 1998 in Black River Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be 6 p.m. Thursday from Black River Falls United Methodist Church and burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery, Shennington. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the Jackson County Alzheimer's Support Group. The Buswell Funeral Home, Black River Falls, is in charge of arrangements. 

Glenn E. Moorhead 
ALMA CENTER, Wis. - Glenn E. Moorhead, 83, of Alma Center, died Monday, Feb. 2, 1998 in Black River Memorial Hospital. Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday in Alma Center United Methodist Church. Burial with military rites will be in East Lawn Cemetery, Alma Center. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home, Hixton, and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.

Mae L. Bakkum 
Mae L. Bakkum, 83, of La Crosse, passed away peacefully at Hillview Health Care Center, Tuesday, Feburary 3, 1998. 
She was born May 22, 1914, in La Crosse, to Julius and Sophia (Janoch) Netwal. She married Russell Bakkum on Feburary 17, 1933, in La Crosse. They had almost sixty-five years of married life together. Russell preceded Mae in death on January 25, 1998. 
Mae had been employed by the La Crosse Rubber Mills for thirty-four years. 
She enjoyed archery, bowling and was an avid bingo player. Another great hobby was making a variety of crafts with the family and selling them at the Holiday Fair for twenty-four years. Mae enjoyed traveling with friends and her granddaughter, Cindy. They traveled from coast to coast over the past several years. 
She is survived by a daughter, Shirley (Francis) ``Obbie'' Merfeld of La Crosse; a son, Ronnie (Margaret) Bakkum of La Crosse; by four grandchidlren, Cindy, Tom, Shelly and Mary; two great-grandchildren; and five brothers, Lester of La Crescent, Clarence (Millie), Jerome (Lota) and Robert (Alice), all of La Crosse and Ray (Donna) of Minneapolis. She was preceded in death by her husband and by four brothers. 
Funeral services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Dickinson Family Funeral Home, 1425 Jackson Street. The Reverend Allen Townsend will officiate. Burial will be in the Mormon Coulee Memorial Park. 
Friends may call at the funeral home on Thrusday from 5 to 7 p.m. and on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the service. 

Donald J. Janeiro 
ONALASKA, Wis. ð Donald J. Janeiro, 55, of Onalaska, Wis., died on Wednesday, February 4, 1998, at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse. 
He was born on April 4, 1942, in La Crosse to Manuel and Laura (Medeiros) Janeiro. He married Margaret M. Erickson on November 27, 1970, in La Crosse. Don was a Veteran of the Vietnam War having served with the U.S. Marine Corps. For many years he worked as a salesman for Moen Photo of La Crosse. 
In addition to his wife, Margaret, he is survived by two brothers, Robert (Cindy) of La Crosse and Richard of San Antonio, Texas; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Marianne; and a brother, William. 
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 7, 1998, at Trinity Lutheran Church, La Crosse. The Rev. Ted Dewald will officiate. Burial will be in the Mormon Coulee Memorial Park Cemetery. 
Friends may call at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service. 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed to Aquinas School, La Crosse. 

Opal L. Neuheisal 
TEMPE, Ariz./CASHTON, Wis. ð Opal L. Neuheisal, age 79, of Tempe, Arizona, and formerly of Cashton, died Saturday, January 31, 1998, in Tempe, Arizona. 
Opal was born September 4, 1918, in Viroqua, Wis., and she was married to Gerald Neuheisal, who died in 1974. 
Opal is survived by one son, Richard G. Neuheisal of Tempe, Arizona; four grandchildren, Rick Neuheisal (Head football coach of the University of Colorado), Nancy Bell, Kate Neuheisal and Deborah Harvego; and five grandchildren. 
Visitation was held at the Tempe Funeral Home on Tuesday and a funeral service will be held in Cashton on Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, at 10 a.m. from the Torkelson Funeral Chapel with Father Kevin Louis officiating and burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Cashton. 
Relatives and friends may call at the Torkelson Funeral Chapel in Cashton on Monday from 9 a.m. to the time of the service. 

Robert Thompson 
SOLDIERS GROVE, Wis. ð Robert Thompson, 58, of Soldiers Grove, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998, at Vernon Memorial Hospital in Viroqua. 
He is survived by his wife, Mabel of Soldiers Grove; two stepsons, Orville (Vicky) Hill of Beloit and Clifford ``Sonny'' (Tish) Hill of Sears, Michigan; one stepdaughter, Patty (Richard) Westfall of Machesney Park, Ill.; six step grandchildren and three step great-grandchildren; one brother, Tilmer (Nancy) Thompson of Dodgeville; and two sisters, Gertrude Sagmoen of Soldiers Grove and Esther (David) Mickelson of Blue River; and three godsons, Timmy and Tracey Turben and Ethan Thompson. 
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 7, at 1 p.m. at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Soldiers Grove. Pastor Leif Espeland will officiate and burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Soldiers Grove. 
Friends may call at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday at the church from noon until time of services. 

Michael Bernard Eggen 
SUN RIVER, Mont. ð Michael Bernard Eggen, 46, of Sun River, Mont., and formerly of Onalaska and Holmen, Wis., died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998, at home. 
Michael was born Sept. 15, 1951, in La Crosse, to Elaine and Bernard Eggen. In 1975, he married Cheri Harebo in Holmen. He attended elementary school in Mindoro and graduated from Onalaska High School in 1969. He received an Associate Accounting Degree from Great Falls Vocational Technical School. He was in the Army from 1969 to 1975. He was currently employed with Harvest States Co-op, Great Falls, Mont., as a grain handler. 
He was a 4-H leader, past American Legion member of Post 336 in Onalaska and past member of Voiture 830 of the 40 et 8 of La Crosse County. He raised livestock and horses and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed spending time with his family. 
He is survived by his wife, Cheri Eggen; one daughter, Sara Eggen of Billings, Mont.; one son, Nolan Eggen of Sun River, Mont.; his mother, Elaine Eggen, Bangor, Wis.; four brothers, Richard (Mary Jo) Eggen of Holmen, Terry (Judy) Eggen of Onalaska, David (Christa) Eggen of Germany and Dennis (Kathy) Eggen of Holmen; three sisters, Kathleen (Tim) Beron of Rockland, Wis., Lynn (Jeff) Reed of Rockland and Kelly Alexander and Jim of West Salem; and other relatives and friends. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Bernard Eggen; a sister, Sharon; a nephew, Darrel; a sister-in-law, Karen. 
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Croxford and Son's Funeral Home. Burial, with military rites, will be in the Sun River Cemetery. 
Funeral vigil will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at Croxford and Son's Rose Room. 

Richard James Lamb 
Richard James Lamb died peacefully at his home on Tuesday, February 3, 1998, at the age of 57. He was born on November 21, 1940 to Robert E. and Katherine Gallagher Lamb in Cedar Falls, Iowa. He married Mary Lou Tremaine on January 8, 1966. 
Richard attended Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, and had been employed as a design engineer at Indus International in West Salem until he became disabled in 1993. He earned a private pilot's license and had been a member of the La Crosse Flyer's Association. Richard also loved the river and enjoyed houseboating with family and friends. 
Richard is survived by his wife, Mary Lou of Onalaska; two sons, Jeffrey J. Lamb, his wife Barbara, and grandson Adam of Eden Prairie, Minn., and Bryan R. Lamb of Honolulu, Hawaii; his parents, Robert and Katherine Lamb of Clarks Summit, Penn.; a brother, David (Cozette) Lamb of Worthington, Ohio; and two sisters, Linda (John) Todd of Huntington, Conn., and Kay (James) Lebeda of Des Moines, Iowa. He is also loved and missed by many relatives and friends. 
A visitation will be held on Saturday, February 7, at 2 p.m. at the Dickinson Funeral Home, Onalaska, with a memorial service at 3 p.m. at the same location. Chaplain William Reese of the Hospice Unit at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, American Cancer Society and/or the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center hospice program. 

Gary W. `Gar' Lubinsky 
ONALASKA, Wis. - Gary W. ``Gar'' Lubinsky, 56, of Onalaska, died Wednesday, February 4, 1998 in Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse. He was born February 27, 1941, in Milwaukee, to Richard and Ellen (Forss) Lubinsky. He married Colleen Haugen on August 4, 1962. He was the owner of Columbia Studios, which he operated with his wife and his two sons. 
Gary graduated from Logan High School in 1959 and from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1963. Gary lived the ``good''life with his family and many friends. He was an avid boater and he and Colleen lived on their boat during the summer. He not only enjoyed cooking, but was really good at it. He derived a lot of pleasure from his computer and the internet and spent a part of every day ``on the net'', following the stock market. He and Colleen truly appreciated the friends who were a part of the ``59er diners''. 
In addition to his wife, Colleen, he is survived by two sons, David (Colleen) of Onalaska and Jeffrey and his special friend Tammy Wills, of Madison; by his mother, Ellen Terpstra of Onalaska; by two brothers, Richard (Betty) Lubinsky of Sun Prairie and Thomas ``T.J.'' (June) Lubinsky of Onalaska; by nephews, Richard (Connie) of Aurora, Ill., and Tommy (Maggie) of Weyauwega; nieces, Lori and her special friend Andy, of Madison, Sue (Marty) Kosobucki of Appleton, and Sheri (Brad) Hults of Stoughton; sisters-in-law, Nancy Sagen of Charlotte, N.C., Denise Sagen of Charlotte, N.C., and Melissa (Dr. T. Waring) Johnston of Simpsonville, S.C.; and aunts and uncles, Walter (Esther) Lubinsky of Oshkosh, Sharon Lubinsky of La Crosse, Vi Zerell of Onalaska and Arlene (William) Rinartz of Venice, Fla. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Richard G. Lubinsky; his uncle Frank Lubinsky; his stepfather, Donald Terpstra; and maternal and paternal grandparents. 
Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at North Presbyterian Church. The Reverend Allen W. Townsend will officiate. Burial will be in Onalaska Cemetery. Friends may call at the Dickinson Family Funeral Home, 401 Main Street, Onalaska, today from 4 to 7 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service. 
Memorials may be given to the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation; to the La Crosse Boys and Girls Club; or to the charity of the donor's choice. 

Margaret V. Haefs 
LA CRESCENT, Minn. - Margaret V. Haefs, 83, of La Crescent, died on Tuesday, February 3, 1998 at the La Crescent Health Care Center. She was born on June 16, 1914 in the town of Greenfield, La Crosse County, Wisconsin, to Edward and Amelia (Hecht) Muenzenberger. She married Hans V. Haefs on November 21, 1934 in La Crosse. He preceded her in death on May 20, 1983. Hans and Margaret were charter members of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in La Crescent and together they owned and operated Haefs Construction in La Crescent for over 40 years. 
Margaret is survived by two daughters, Caroline (James) Zoes of Woodstock, Illinois, and Evelyn (H. Charles) Bone of Eden Prairie, Minnesota; three sons, Harley (Carol) Haefs of La Crosse, Donald (Annette) Haefs of La Crescent, Minnesota, and Melvin (Cozette) Haefs of La Crescent, Minnesota; 12 grandchildren, Brian (Tammy) Haefs of La Crosse, Wisconsin, Amy (Gregory) Hoffman of Eagan, Minnesota, Jolene (Nathan) Lee of Evanston, Illinois, Michael (Terrie) Haefs of La Crosse, Wisconsin, Kenneth (Amy) Haefs of La Crescent, Minnesota, Gregory Haefs of Lisle, Illinois, Stephanie Haefs of La Crosse, Wisconsin, Cassandra Zoes, James Zoes and Christiana Zoes, all of Woodstock, Illinois, and Gwendolyn Bone and Rebecca Bone, both of Eden Prairie, Minnesota; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Edna Radtke of La Crescent, Minnesota; and a sister-in-law, Rosie Muenzenberger of West Salem, Wisconsin. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Clarence and Edward. 
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 9, 1998 at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church of La Crescent. The Rev. Paul A. Ibisch will officiate. Burial will be in the Prospect Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. The Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crescent is in charge of arrangements. 

Myrtle L. Whitfield 
LA CRESCENT, Minn. - Myrtle L. Whitfield, 91, of La Crescent, Minn., died on Thursday, February 5, 1998 at the La Crescent Healthcare Center. She was born in Minneapolis, Minn., on February 6, 1906. She married Joseph R. Whitfield in May of 1943. He preceded her in death on July 24, 1992. Myrtle was the oldest member of the La Crescent United Methodist Church, having attended since July 4, 1920. She was also a 52-year charter member of La Crescent American Legion Post 595 Women's Auxiliary. 
Myrtle is survived by two grandsons, Joseph (Sally) Shepardson of Nashville, Tenn., and Paul (Elisabeth) Shepardson of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; three sisters, Marie Cook of La Crescent, Bernice Ender of Hokah and Florence Larson of Newcastle, Calif.; one son-in-law, Milo Shepardson of La Crescent; five nephews; and three nieces. In addition to her husband, Joseph and her parents, Charles and Esther (Wetchen) Behrndt, she was preceded in death by one son, one daughter, one granddaughter and one sister. 
Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 9 at 11 a.m. from the La Crescent United Methodist Church. The Revs. Mark B. Miller and Paul Kobi will officiate. Burial will be in the Prospect Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crescent on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m., and at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be directed to the La Crescent United Methodist Church. 

Michael E. Kuhn 
TOMAH/APPLETON, Wis. - Michael E. Kuhn, 47, of Tomah and formerly of Appleton, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1998 in Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Tomah. It was Michael's wish to be cremated. A memorial service will be held in the spring. The Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, Tomah, is assisting the family with arrangements. ``Rest in peace, Michael, we love you very much. Your family.'' 

LaVern F. Neas 
BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. - LaVern F. Neas, 76, of Black River Falls, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 1998 in Black River Memorial Hospital. Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Saturday from the Buswell Funeral Home, Black River Falls, and burial will be in Little Norway Lutheran Cemetery, rural Black River Falls. Friends may call from 2 p.m. until the time of services Saturday at the funeral home. 

Philip G. Laufle 
WEST SALEM, Wis. - Philip G. Laufle, 73, of West Salem, died Thursday, February 5, 1998 at his son's residence in West Salem. He was born November 29, 1924, in Austin, Minn., to Carl and Maude (Dapper) Laufle. On January 3, 1948, he married Elizabeth ``Bette'' Kohner at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Winona, Minn. 
Philip was a Navy veteran of WWII, having served aboard the U.S.S. North Carolina in the South Pacific. He received the Purple Heart from injuries sustained while under attack during the April 6, 1945 shore bombardment. Philip also received numerous silver and bronze campaign stars, representing other battles in the South Pacific Theatre. He was employed as a professional yacht captain for 22 years and had owned and operated a charter sport fishing service. Philip was a member of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, and the Berg-Hemker-Olson American Legion Post 51, both of West Salem. 
Survivors include his wife, Bette; one daughter, Mary Laufle-Barcinas and husband Paul, of Homestead, Fla.; two sons, Jeffery and wife Sheri, of West Salem, and Michael and wife Lisa, of Key Largo, Fla.; and four grandchildren, Jacob and Chelsea Laufle, both of Onalaska, and Marena and Michala Laufle, both of Key Largo, Fla. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Dorothy O'Donnell; and a brother, Robert. 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Sunday, February 8 at 2 p.m. from St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, 210 W. Hamlin St., West Salem. Father Bob Hegenbarth will officiate. Friends may call at the church on Sunday from 1 p.m. until the time of services. The Jostad-Jandt Funeral Home, West Salem, is in charge of arrangements. 

Glenn A. Rule 
TOMAH, Wis. - Glenn A. Rule, 63, of Tomah, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 1998 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse. He was born June 6, 1934 to Fred and Lucille (Nuttall) Rule in Juneau County, Wis. He was united in marriage to Barbara Fowler on Jan. 22, 1955. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. Glenn worked most of his life as a sales representative for the communication industry. He was a member of Grassman-Sowle-Larsen-Senz American Legion Post #201, Tomah. He was also a mason and a member of the Hemden Masonic Lodge in Hemden, MA. 
He is survived by his wife, Barbara of Wilton; two sons, Darrell (Dawn) and Donald of Indiana; one daughter Patricia (Dean) Leis of Wilton; six grandchildren, Raymond, Shona, Nicole, Megan, Jason and Jessica; and one great-grandchild, Jordann. 
He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Ann. 
Masonic services will be held Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998 at 1 p.m. at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, 801 E. Monowau St., Tomah. Burial will be in the Hustler Cemetery, with military honors by Tomah American Legion Post 201. 
Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of services. 


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