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Robert E. Weigel
Robert E. Weigel, 71, of La Crosse, died on Sunday, June 28, 1998, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Green Bay, Wis. He was born on June 5, 1927, in La Crosse, to Albion and Lucille A. (Olsen) Weigel. He married Bonnie J. Rank on Aug. 26, 1950, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in La Crosse. Bob served in the Navy from 1945 to 1946. He was an electrician for 50 years and an electrical contractor for the past 25 years. Bob was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 135. He was past president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 1254 of La Crosse; past president of the Wisconsin State Aerie; and past Great Lakes Regional President.
In addition to his wife, Bonnie, he is survived by a daughter, Mary Stuhr of Holmen; three sons, Gary (Starla), Kenneth and Daniel (Diane), all of La Crosse; 14 grandchildren, Kristine, Adam, Megan, Linse, Alycia, Andrew, Phillip, Benjamin, Nicole, Chad, Keith, Ashley, Rachel and Nathan; three great-grandchildren, Alex, Eric and Elainie; two sisters, Lorraine (John) Rau of Vero Beach, Fla., and Patricia Goyette of Appleton, Wis.; and three brothers, Gerald of La Crosse, Thomas (Carol) of Winona, Minn., and James of Valencia, Calif. His parents preceded him in death.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 3, 1998, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, La Crosse. The Rev. Lawrence B. Berger will officiate. Entombment will be in the Gardens of Peace Mausoleum, Mormon Coulee Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Friday from 9:30 to 10 a.m. An Eagles memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Henry N. `Hank' Holley
Henry N. ``Hank'' Holley, 62, of La Crosse, died on Monday, June 29, 1998.
He was born in Evanston, Ill., on Aug. 26, 1935, to Henry N. Sr., and Gertrude (Safford) Holley. He married Maria Kritchman on Nov. 16, 1957, in La Crosse.
Hank graduated from La Crosse Central High School in 1953, and earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin in 1957. He entered the United States Air Force in 1958, and left as a captain in 1964, after serving five years as a fighter pilot. Hank's love of flying continued throughout his life.
Hank worked as a sales engineer with the Trane Company for several years before moving to La Crosse in 1965. He enjoyed a long and fulfilling career in banking, including positions at the State Bank of La Crosse for 23 years, and in independent financial consulting for four years. For the past six years, Hank has worked at River Bank and was instrumental in establishing the River Bank branch in La Crosse.
Hank was active in many civic organizations during his life. He also served as the treasurer of numerous organizations. He was a former director of the TYME Corporation and State Bank of La Crosse. He was currently a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, the Flyers Association, the Blue Max Aero Club, Kiwanis, the Southside Business Association, the Old Guard, and the Board of Directors of Oak Grove Cemetery Association.
Hank is survived by his wife, Maria; his beloved daughters, Rebecca Holley Guzman and her husband Edward of McFarland, Wis., and Rachel Holley Sciortino and her husband Tony of Menomonee Falls, Wis.; two grandsons, Hank Guzman and Benjamin Sciortino; one sister, Abby (Claude) Reinke of Oceanside, Calif.; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Duane and Arlene Kritchman of Des Moines, Iowa; five nieces; and two nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 2, at 11 a.m. from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Rev. J.L. Mattes will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the church today from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Thursday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of services. The family requests that memorials be given to Hank Holley Memorial Scholarship Fund at Central High School. The Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse is in charge of arrangements.
Hank's treasure in this world was people. He enjoyed supporting and encouraging his fellow man. A gentle, sensitive man of courage and integrity, he put great faith in the human spirit. Hank will be best remembered for his loving heart.

Erma L. Fuller
VICTORY/KENOSHA, Wis. - Erma L. Fuller, 78, of Kenosha and formerly of Victory, died on Monday evening, June 29, 1998, at the Hospitality Manor in Kenosha, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born May 21, 1920, in the town of Genoa, Vernon County, to Herman and Alma (Bobst) Oliver. She lived in La Crosse before moving to Kenosha in 1960. She was a homemaker and an excellent seamstress, and she enjoyed caring for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was also an avid bingo player.
She is survived by one son, Eugene ``Gene'' (Donna) Fuller of Kenosha; three grandchildren, Jennifer (Jon) Aiello of Somers, Wis., Mark Fuller of Kenosha, and Shelly Ashton of Milwaukee; and two great-grandchildren, Anthony Paul Aiello and Alex James Aiello. She is also survived by one sister, Beth Hayter of South Beloit, Ill.; seven brothers, Clifford (Myrtle) Oliver of La Crosse, Ivan Oliver of Ferryville, Arnold (Eileen) Oliver of Stoddard, Richard Oliver of De Soto, Paul Oliver of Orfordville, Orris (Gladys) Oliver of La Crosse and Lorrin Oliver of Westby; one sister-in-law, Evelyn Oliver of De Soto; other relatives; and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Merlin Oliver.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 3, 1998, at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua, with Rev. Dr. Steven Fossum officiating. Burial will be in the Mormon Coulee Memorial Park in La Crosse. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Piasecki-Althaus-Thulin Funeral Home on 52nd Street in Kenosha. Friends may also call at the Thorson Funeral Home on Friday after 8 a.m.

Betty J. Blihovde
VIROQUA, Wis. - Betty J. Blihovde, 67, of 250 Bigley Plaza, Viroqua, died Monday, June 29, 1998, in LaCrosse. She was born on Oct. 4, 1930, to Arthur G. and Margaret (Siler) Oyer. On March 24, 1956, she was united in marriage to Donald Blihovde. They lived in La Crosse and Ferryville prior to retiring to Viroqua.
She is survived by her husband, Donald; two daughters, Judy Howel (Mark Willger) of Prairie du Chien, and Doris (Silas) Howel of Westby; one son, Donald Blihovde Jr. of Viroqua; six grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Avonelle (Herman) Anderson of Westby; a special niece, Judy Oyer of La Crosse; and nieces and nephews. Her parents, four sisters and one brother preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 3, 1998, at 2:00 p.m. from the Vosseteig Funeral Home, 708 S. Hwy. 14 in Westby. Pastor Jack Mithelman of the Coon Valley Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Coon Valley Lutheran Church Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and on Friday after 1:00 p.m., both at the Vosseteig Funeral Home in Westby.

Helen Engrav
MABEL, Minn. - Helen Engrav, 77, of Mabel, died Monday, June 29, 1998, in Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday in Mabel First Lutheran Church, and burial will be in Mabel Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Mengis Funeral Home, Mabel; and one hour prior to services Friday in the church.

Doris E. Peterson
MABEL, Minn. - Doris E. Peterson, 71, of Mabel, died Monday, June 29, 1998, in Green Lea Manor Nursing Home, Mabel. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Garness Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Mabel. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) in the Mengis Funeral Home, Mabel; and one hour prior to services Thursday in the church.

Jennie L. Youngthunder-MacIntosh
BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis./DULUTH, Minn. - Jennie L. Youngthunder-MacIntosh, 38, of Duluth and formerly of Black River Falls, died Monday, June 29, 1998, in Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse. Funeral services will be noon Thursday from the Pat and George Youngthunder residence and burial will be in Decorah Cemetery, both in rural Black River Falls. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Youngthunder residence. The Buswell Funeral Home, Black River Falls, is serving the family.

Dorothy L. Meek
BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. - Dorothy L. Meek, 82, of Black River Falls, died Monday, June 29, 1998, in Pine View Nursing Home, Black River Falls. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday from Black River Falls Evangelical Lutheran Church and burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Buswell Funeral Home, Black River Falls, and from 9 a.m. until the time of services Friday at the church. Memorials may be given to Black River Falls Evangelical Lutheran Church, Jackson County Humane Society or Black River Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

Doris H. Weiland
Doris H. Weiland, 73, of La Crosse, died on Monday, June 29, 1998, at the Franciscan Skemp Medical Center, La Crosse. She was born in La Crosse, Wis., on Oct. 7, 1924, to Gottfried and Lenora (Schlicht) Abegglen. She married Robert Weiland on June 30, 1950, in Holy Trinity Catholic Church, La Crosse, Wis.
Doris is survived by her husband, Robert; two daughters, Karen (Peter) Naegle of Maple Grove, Minn., and Karla (Troy) Collier of Lexington, Ky.; one son, Keith (Maury) Weiland of Anchorage, Alaska; six grandchildren, Matthew Naegle, Nathan Naegle, Lucas Naegle, Mark Collier, Hans Weiland and Alesha Weiland; one great-grandchild, Mariah Collier; two sisters, Evelyn Weier of Tulsa, Okla., and Janice Abegglen of La Crosse, Wis.; and two brothers, LeRoy Abegglen of Decorah, Iowa, and James Abegglen of La Crosse, Wis. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Robert Abegglen.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, 1998, at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse. The Very Rev. Robert J. Cook will officiate. Entombment will be in the Chapel of Devotion Mausoleum, Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 2 p.m. until the time of service. Memorials are preferred to the Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman.

Isidore W. `Izzy' Schaub
Isidore W. ``Izzy'' Schaub, 74, of La Crosse, died Monday, June 29, 1998, at his home. He was born on Aug. 22, 1923, at St. Mary's Ridge, town of Jefferson, Monroe County, to William and Freda (Herricks) Schaub. He married Margaret M. Clements on May 23, 1949, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, St. Joseph Ridge, La Crosse County. Izzy served with the Navy from 1945 to 1949, and was stationed in Guam. He had worked at the La Crosse Trane Co. for 37 years and four months, retiring in 1986. He was a member of the Trane 25-Year Club and Trane Local 21. Izzy was a longtime member of the Mens' Club at Holy Trinity Parish. His hobbies included woodworking, bowling and fishing.
In addition to his wife, Margaret, he is survived by five daughters, Mary (Marty) Baldwin and Lori (Jeff) Dagendesh, both of La Crosse, Linda (Bob) Withington of Chaseburg, Wis., Sue (Scott) Milde of Bangor, Wis., and Sandy (Tom) Finn of Rosemount, Minn.; four sons, Dan (Mary Ann) of La Crosse, Bill (Jane) of Lakeland, Minn., Bob (Patti) of Plover, Wis., and Peter (Ellen) of Eggan, Minn.; 17 grandchildren; a great-grandson; three stepgrandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren; two sisters, Josephine Rudi and Bernidine (Orville) Sharping, both of Cashton, Wis.; four brothers, Engelbert Schaub of Cashton, Sylvester (Thersa) Schaub of La Crosse, Lawrence (Joyce) Schaub of Sparta and Jerome (Paula) Schaub of Onalaska, Wis.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son and two daughters.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 2, 1998, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. The Rev. Lawrence B. Berger will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the church today from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be directed to the Holy Trinity School Scholarship Fund. The Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse is in charge of arrangements.

Eleanora D. Leppert
WAUKON, Iowa - Eleanora D. Leppert, 70, of Waukon, died Thursday, July 2, 1998, at Northgate Care Center in Waukon following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at United Methodist Church in Lansing, Iowa. Burial will be in Mays Prairie Cemetery in rural Lansing. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

Margaret Morrison
- Margaret Morrison, 93, formerly a resident of the Bethany on Cass Retirement Community, died on Thursday, July 2, 1998, at the Bethany Riverside Nursing Home. Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church. A complete obituary will be announced by the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse.

Violet E. Beck
GENOA, Wis. - Violet E. Beck, 82, of Genoa, died on Thursday, July 2, 1998, at the Bethany-Riverside Nursing Facility, La Crosse. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 6, 1998, at St. Charles Catholic Church in Genoa. Friends may call at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse on Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. and at the church on Monday from 9 a.m. until the time of service. There will be a Vigil Service on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. A complete obituary will follow.

Robert W. Croll
- Robert W. Croll, 76, of La Crosse, died Wednesday, July 1, 1998, in Hillview Nursing Home. Funeral services scheduled for Tuesday will be announced later by the Blaschke Funeral Home.

Helen Wheaton
CALEDONIA, Minn. - Helen Wheaton, 74, of Caledonia, died peacefully Thursday, July 2, 1998, at Franciscan Skemp Medical Center, La Crosse. McCormick Funeral Home, Caledonia, is assisting the family with arrangements. A complete obituary to follow.

Mildred A. Welsh
CALEDONIA, Minn. - Mildred A. Welsh, 81, of Caledonia, died Thursday, July 2, 1998, at the Lutheran Home, Caledonia. She was born Aug. 21, 1916, in Crystal Valley, Houston County. Mass of Resurrection will be 11 a.m. Monday, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Caledonia. Burial in Calvary Cemetery, Caledonia. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the McCormick Funeral Home, Caledonia, where a prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Friends may also call from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service at the church Monday.

Raymond Thomas Tollefson
SENECA, Wis. - Raymond T. Tollefson, 72, of Seneca, Wis., died Wednesday, July 1, 1998, at Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, July 6, 1998, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Seneca, Wis., with burial at a later date in Dickson Cemetery, Lynxville, Wis.
Friends may call on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. at St. Patrick's Parish Hall in Seneca and prior to services on Monday. A scripture service will be said at 7 p.m. on Sunday.
Raymond is survived by his wife, Joyce; two sons, Donald (Fran) Tollefson of Elm Grove, Wis. and Raymond ``Cliff'' (Carol) Tollefson of Seneca, Wis.; a daughter, Marilyn LeDuc of Burlington, Wis.; nine grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy (Jim) Jones of Prairie du Chien, Wis. and one brother, Neil (Wanda) Tollefson of Ft. Atkinson, Wis. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Lawrence.
Raymond was born July 25, 1925, at Seneca, Wis., to parents Neilus and Grace (Clancy) Tollefson. He served in the U.S. Navy during WW II. He married Joyce Withey on June 23, 1945, in Prairie du Chien. They lived in Milwaukee for 30 years, where he worked in the meat packing business. They later moved to Fennimore, Wis., where he worked as a production manager for Ray-O-Vac for 13 years and after his retirement they moved to Seneca.

Donald Parsons, Jr.
SPARTA, Wis. - Donald Parsons, Jr., 50, formerly of Sparta, died Wednesday, July 1, 1998, at his home in Deforest, Wis. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Page-Smith Funeral Home, Sparta, Wis.

Spencer M. Nelson
BLAIR, Wis. - Spencer M. Nelson, 80, of Blair, Wis., died on Thursday, July 2, 1998, in the Grand View Care Center in Blair, Wis.
Spencer was born on June 9, 1918, in the town of Preston, Trempealeau County, Wis., to Henry and Esther (Melby) Nelson. He married Marian Gutow on Feb. 21, 1944, in St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in rural Whitehall, Wis. She preceded him in death on Feb. 18, 1994.
Spencer was an Army veteran of World War II. He farmed in the town of Preston prior to his retirement. Spencer was a member of the Fagernes Lutheran Church, the Knudtson-Mattison American Legion Post #231 and was a past member of the Preston town board.
Mr. Nelson is survived by six children, Diane Nelson of Eau Claire, Wis., Peter Nelson of Blair, Wis., Thomas (Jane) Nelson of St. Louis Park, Minn., Milton (Kathy) Nelson of Blair, Wis., Bruce (Rita) Nelson of Packwaukee, Wis. and John (Shelby) Nelson of Blair, Wis.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, Spencer was preceded in death by a sister, Harriet Larson.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 7, 1998, at 11 a.m. in the Fagernes Lutheran Church with burial in the church Cemetery, both in rural Blair, Wis. Rev. Kevin Jones and John Twiton will officiate.
Graveside military services will be conducted by the Knudtson-Mattison American Legion post #231 of Blair, Wis.
Visitation will be held on Monday, July 6, 1998, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Jack Funeral Home in Blair, Wis., and also one hour prior to the services at the church on Tuesday.

Larry Harris
LA FARGE, Wis. - Larry Harris, 62, of La Farge, died Monday, July 6, 1998, in his home in La Farge.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Seland Funeral Home, La Farge. Burial will be in the Bear Creek Cemetery.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. Saturday until the time of services in the funeral home.

Obed E. Runice
DE SOTO, Wis. - Obed E. Runice, 76, formerly of Retreat and De Soto, died Tuesday, July 7, 1998, at Vernon Memorial Hospital, Viroqua.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Larson Funeral Home, De Soto. Burial will be in the West Prairie Hauge Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to services Friday, both in the funeral home.

Alice Lind
VIROQUA, Wis. - Alice Lind, 92, of Viroqua, died on Tuesday morning, July 7, 1998, at the Bethel Home in Viroqua where she had been a resident since September of 1994.
She was born Dec. 27, 1905, in Sterling Township, Vernon County to Peter and Marie (Vold) Fauske. She was baptized, confirmed and a lifelong member of the Bad Axe Lutheran Church. At an early age she committed her life to her savior, Jesus Christ. She graduated from the Collins School. On June 27, 1928, she was united in marriage to Adolph Lind. They farmed together on the Lind home farm west of Viroqua. He died on Sept. 30, 1959. Alice was a member of the Bad Axe Ladies Aide, Mary Circle, and had been a Sunday school teacher. In 1973, she moved into an apartment in Viroqua. She also lived at the Parkview Manor in Viroqua and the Bethel Elderhjem in Westby prior to becoming a resident of the nursing home. She enjoyed homemaking, gardening, quilt making and reading. She was a volunteer at the Bethel Home for several years.
She is survived by three sons, Charles (Joanne) Lind of Viroqua, Rev. Richard (Dorothea) Lind of Manitowoc and John Lind of La Farge; ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Henry (Bertha) Fauske of Genoa; one sister-in-law, Gladys Fauske of Viroqua; seven nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Janice; two infant sons; and one great-grandson, Alan Michael Lind; four brothers, Leo, Palmer, Harold and Oscar Fauske; and two sisters, Oliver Fauske and Lena Wedwick.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 10, 1998, at the Bad Axe Lutheran Church with Pastor Lindell Quam officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday evening at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua where there will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. Friends may also call at the church from 1 p.m. until time of service on Friday.

Wayne E. Muth
BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis./INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn./NORTHFIELD, Wis. - Wayne E. Muth, 73, of Northfield, Wis., and formerly of International Falls, Minn., and Black River Falls, Wis., died on Monday, July 6, 1998, in the Veteran's Administration Medical Center, Tomah. He was born June 6, 1925, in Chicago, Ill.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Torgerson's Funeral Chapel, and burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery, both in Black River Falls.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to services Friday, both in the funeral home.

Austin Michael Johnson
Austin Michael Johnson, newborn son of David Johnson and Tina Brown, died Monday, July 6, 1998, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse. Austin was born on July 3, 1998.
He is survived by his parents of Holmen; one brother, Ryan; one sister, Gensiss; grandparents, Patty and Ken Hodyniak of Holmen; great-grandparents, Marilyn and Richard Sanders; godparents, John (Shitter) Olson and Jenny Halverson; aunts, uncles and friends. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Linda; great-grandfather, John Lambert; great-great-grandmother, Marion Sackmaster; niece, Chasity; cousins, Danial and Andrew.
Graveside services will be held Thursday, July 9, 1998, at 11 a.m. in Baby Land at the Oak Grove Cemetery. The Rev. Charles Evavold will officiate.
Dave Woodruff of the Nelson-Woodruff-Blaschke Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Emil J. Holz
WINONA, Minn. - Emil J. Holz, 93, passed away on Tuesday, July 7, 1998, at the St. Joseph's Rehab Center in La Crosse.
He was born on March 29, 1905, in Hart, Minn., to Emil F. and Mathilda Will Holz. He married Ruby K. Botzet, Sept. 22, 1926, in Winona. She died on Jan. 21, 1985.
He was a longtime owner of Winona Motor Company, Winona Truck and Implement Company and later owned Valley Distributing Company of Winona and Valley Farm Supply of La Crosse.
He was a member of Central Lutheran Church, Winona and was affiliated with Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, La Crosse.
He is survived by daughter, Eyvonne E. (Jerome) Kannel, La Crosse; seven grandchildren, Christine (Gary) Parins, Gwendolyn (Gordon) Zielke, Jennifer (Randy) Haller, Bruce (Nancy) Kannel, Tammy (Randy) Hayman, Scott (Diane) Tiffany and James (Mary Anne) Tiffany; and fourteen great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Jeanine Tiffany; brother, William Holz; and sister, Frieda Cordes.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 9, 1998, at 10:30 a.m. at Martin-Myhre Funeral Chapel, Winona, with Pastor Brian King, of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Winona.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday after 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Gary Parins, Gordon Zielke, Randy Haller, Bruce Kannel, Randy Hayman and Matthew Parins.
Memorials may be directed to Central Lutheran Church, Our Saviour's Lutheran Church or St. Joseph's Rehab Center.
Emil's devotion to his wife, two daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren played a key part in his life. 

Dorothy Edith (Beck) Christianson
Dorothy Edith (Beck) Christianson, was born to John and Catherine (MacLaren) Beck on Feb. 1, 1917 in Cornell, Wis. When Dorothy's father and oldest sister, Eliza, died in the flu epidemic of 1920, her mother brought her to La Crosse with her brother John and sister Esther. Dorothy graduated from Logan High School in 1934 and found work at Erickson Bakery in La Crosse, where she met Casper Christianson. They were married on Oct. 17, 1936. Cap and Dorothy had six sons and three daughters, and raised them in the small house they had built on Jackson Street. Dorothy began teaching Sunday School at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in 1940. An avid Bible student and skilled story teller, she found particular meaning in her service as a Bethel Bible Series teacher in the late fifties and early sixties. Dorothy continued at Our Savior's as a confirmation instructor and Adult Forum Leader well into her seventies, as long as her eyesight and mobility permitted. She continued her love of the English language, literature and fine music to her very last day.
On the evening on July 9, 1998, at the age of 81, Dorothy passed away suddenly in her apartment at Stoeffel Court where she had spent her last year.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Cap; her son, Christian; and her three siblings, Eliza, John and Esther Beck.
She is survived by her sons and daughters, Pr. John (and Norma) Christianson of Rogers, Minn., with their children, Devora (and Aaron) Rotering (and children, Ciera, Caleb and Derek), Christian Christianson, and John (and Angela) Christianson; Pr. Owen (and Linda) Christianson of Moose Lake, Minn., with their children, Peter and Rebecca; Marianne Christianson of St. Paul, Minn., and friend, Kate Wulf; Paul (and Anita) Christianson of Hazlet, N.J., with their daughter, Alexandra; Pr. Brent (and Becky) Christianson of Madison, Wis., with their daughters, Johanna, Leah and Elisabeth; Lucinda (and Tim) Klug of Brownsville, Minn., with their children, Karina, Adrianne, and Travis; Robert (and Kathy) Christianson of La Crosse, Wis., with their daughters, Amelia, Marta and Anna; and Dee (and Dave) McKellin of Golden Valley, Minn., with their daughters, Laura and Kristin.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, July 13, 1998 in Our Saviors Lutheran Church, La Crosse. Rev. Rachel T. Mithelman will officiate with a private burial to be held at a later date at the Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends and family can call from 12 p.m. until the time of services in the church. Memorials are preferred to Our Saviors Lutheran Church. The Blaschke Funeral Home, 401 West Ave. So., is assisting the family with arrangements.

Mary `Mae' Frances Klein
WILTON, Wis. - Mary ``Mae'' Frances Klein, 93, of Wilton, formerly of Mauston and Madison, died Saturday, July 11, 1998 at Heritage Manor in Elroy.
She was born May 12, 1905 to John and Frances (Kuderer) Duane in Wilton. She was united in marriage to Bernard A. Klein on June 18, 1932 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Mauston, Wis. He preceded her in death on Jan. 1, 1960. Mae was employed by the Woodside Ranch as their assistant manager until her retirement. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister.
She is survived by two sons, Duane (Joy) Evans of Wilton, Wis., and Bernard J. (Mary) Klein of Janesville, Wis.; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Gertrude Genske of Wilton, Wis.; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, Bernard.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 15, 1998, 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Wilton. The Very Reverend James P. McNamee will officiate. Burial will be in St. Leo's Catholic Cemetery in Friendship, Wis.
Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday from 4 until 9 p.m. at the Smith Nelson Funeral Home, Wilton, and at the church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of the service. Prayer services will be held on Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. For additional information call (608) 435-6622.

Leland V. McDaniel
CASHTON, Wis. - Leland V. McDaniel, 85, of Cashton, died Saturday, July 11, 1998 at the Norseland Nursing Home in Westby. He was born April 2, 1913 in Vernon County. Leland was married to Nima Holtet Nov. 9, 1935 in Dell and enjoyed 62 years together.
Leland farmed on his home farm in the town of Clinton. He was very active in his community, serving on the Sugar Grove School Board and the town of Clinton Board for several years. He also served on the Vernon County Board. Leland enjoyed many hobbies including playing baseball. He played third base with both the Bloomingdale and Cashton teams. Pitching horseshoes was another game which he enjoyed and won many trophies after the age of 62. Leland took great pleasure in hunting, fishing, camping, card playing, and dominoes with family and friends.
In addition to his wife, Nima, he is survived by three daughters, Virginia (Eugene) Bahr of La Crosse, Coletta Ryan of Cross Plains, and Joyce (Bernard) Rabata of Baraboo; one son, Wayne (Mary Jo) McDaniel of Cashton; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a nephew, Scott Holtet of Bloomingdale, who spent much of his childhood with the family. He is further survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Leland was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Phyllis Mossholder, and a granddaughter, Linda Radke.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 14, 1998 at 11 a.m. from the Dell United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Dell Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Torkelson Funeral Chapel in Cashton on Monday, July 13, 1998 from 6 to 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. They may also call at the church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Martin S. Grodevant
Martin S. Grodevant, 76 of 2820 Cass Street, La Crosse, died on Friday, July 10, 1998 in his home. He was born Jan. 25, 1922 in Chippewa Falls, Wis. to Robert William and Lula (Rice) Grodevant. He married Carrie Mary Suek on Aug. 9, 1947, in Winona, Minn., and she preceded him in death on June 2, 1994. Martin was a veteran and served in the Boat Shore Regiment with the U.S. Army during World War II. He formerly worked for the Trane Company and retired after 35 years of service. He was a life member of the La Crosse V.F.W. Post #1530 and the La Crosse American Legion Post #52.
He is survived by one brother, Daniel P. (Esther) Grodevant of Hokah, Minn.; foster daughter, Brenda Harper of Long Beach, Calif.; special niece, Sharon Sheehan of La Crosse; and many other nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Rae Knutson; and one foster daughter, Mary Ann Knutson.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 14, 1998 at the Fossum Funeral Home in Onalaska. Sister Anthony Marie Valdez will officiate. Burial with military rites by the La Crosse V.F.W. and the La Crosse American Legion, will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery in Hokah, Minn. Friends may call at the Fossum Funeral Home in Onalaska from 5 until 8 p.m. on Monday, and on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

Maxine A. Pippin
LA CROSSE/SPARTA, Wis. - Maxine A. Pippin, 68, of La Crosse and Sparta, died Saturday, July 11, 1998, with her family at her side, at home in Sparta. She died of cancer.
She was born in Blue River, Wis. on Oct. 6, 1929 to Everett and Genevieve (Taylor) Vance. She worked with Leo and Gen at Dahlberg Music before her retirement.
She is survived by three daughters, Peggy (Mike) Ristow of La Crosse, Patsy Pippin of Minneapolis, Pamela (Chris) Clark of Sparta; granddaughters, Katie (Wayde) Pollock, Ashley Clark, Amanda Poke; grandsons, Nathan Poke, Benjamin Clark; great-granddaughter, Alyssa Pollock; niece, Lorie; nephew, Leslie; one brother, Leslie Vance of Blue River. She is preceded in death by her father Everett; stepfather, Leo Dahlberg; mother, Genevieve Dahlberg.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 14, 1998 at 11 a.m. at St. Luke's United Methodist Church. The Rev. Wesley White will officiate and burial will be in the French Island Cemetery. Friends and family may call at the Woodruff Funeral Home, 4239 Mormon Coulee Road, Monday evening from 5 to 8 p.m., and at the church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time of service.
These things I value highly; the fragrance of a rose, a sky of clearest, cloudless blue, That nothing could enclose, The feel of grass beneath my feet, The sun upon my face, The sound of laughter freely shared, The warmth of an embrace, The welcome shining from the eyes of friends and family, No treasure or possession could mean more than these to me. Mother you gave us warmth and love for 68 years, this we thank you, and you will be greatly missed by your family and friends.


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