Miscellaneous La Crosse County, Wisconsin Obituaries

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Lynn M. Gregory
Lynn M. Gregory, 36, of La Crosse died on Tuesday, September 2, 1997, at the Franciscan Skemp Medical Center.
She was born on June 5, 1961, in Madison, Wis., to Donald and Joan (Boeker) Stein. She married Todd L. Gregory on July 8, 1995, in La Crosse. Lynn had worked at Roy L. Vingers American Legion, Post 52, for 18 years. She was a wonderful, caring and giving person and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
In addition to her husband, Todd, she is survived by two stepsons, Luke J. of La Crosse and Corey J. of West Salem, Wis.; her mother, Joan of La Crosse; her father, Donald of La Crosse; two sisters, Cheryll (Branden) Adams of Rapid City, S.D., and Vicki (Dean) Wagner of La Crosse; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, September 5, 1997, at First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Michael Frandsen will officiate. Burial will be at a later date.
Friends may call at the church on Friday from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service.
The Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse is in charge of arrangements.

Page Albert Johnson
OCONOMOWOC, Wis. - Page Albert Johnson, 91, recently a resident at Shorehaven Health Center, Oconomowoc, Wis., died Sept. 2, 1997. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Kiwanis International of Oconomowoc, the Page A. Johnson Tennis Scholarship at Lawrence University, Appleton, Wis., or the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
He is survived by his sister, Bernice Johnson Tuttle Christison of Tudor Oaks, Hales Corners, Wis.; two daughters, Judy Johnson Phillips (Stan) of Van Nuys, Calif., and Trudy Johnson Gibbs (Dr. Erich) of Wilmette, Ill.; plus three grandchildren, Dr. Erika Stork (Dr. William) of Lake Mills, Wis., Steven Phillips (Tanja) of Denver, Colo., and Laura Gibbs of Pasadena, Calif.; and three great-grandchildren, Daniel Phillips, Paige Stork and William Phillips.
Page was on the State High School Basketball Championship Team from Fond du Lac, Wis., in 1924 and he lettered in tennis at Lawrence University (then College) in Appleton. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Civil Engineering) in 1928. He was the City Engineer of Fond du Lac, Wis., in the late 1930's. In the early 1940's he joined the Portland Cement Association as a field engineer and represented the Association in southwest Wisconsin until retirement in 1962.
Burial will be at the Rienzi Cemetery in Fond du Lac.
Memorial funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at Shorehaven Health Center, Oconomowoc. Arrangements were handled by the Pabenkopf Funeral Home, (414) 567-4457.

Randy J. Schmidt
Randy J. Schmidt, 45, of La Crosse, died on Wednesday, September 3, 1997, at Franciscan Skemp Medical Center, after a courageous battle from a malignant brain tumor.
He was born April 26, 1952, in La Crosse, to Herbert and Lucille (Hess) Schmidt. He was a 1970 graduate of Aquinas High School and had attended U.W.L. before enlisting in the Navy, where he served for four years. He was an employee of the City of La Crosse Waste Water Treatment Plant for twenty years. He was an avid outdoorsman, and enjoyed skiing, camping and bicycling. He had participated in the M.S. 150, a bicycle ride from Minneapolis to Duluth for many years.
He is survived by his parents of La Crosse; by three sisters, Catherine (Jim) Jambois of Onalaska, Mary (Daniel) Johnson of Winona and Karen (John) Case of South Bend, Indiana; by two brothers, Tom (Gay Lynn) Schmidt of Genoa and Joe (Nancy) Schmidt of La Crosse; by his maternal grandmother, Irene Hess of St. Joseph Ridge; by very special nieces and nephews, Ann Jambois, Colleen Case and Angie Johnston, John Jambois, Matthew, Michael and Jacob Johnson, Scott Case, David and Steven Schmidt and Brian Johnston.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents and maternal grandfather; and an infant sister, Laura.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. The Reverend Larry Berger will officiate. Entombment will be in St. Francis of Assisi Mausoleum at Catholic Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Dickinson Family Funeral Home, 1425 Jackson St., Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. A scripture service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m.
Memorials may be given to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, the American Brain Tumor Association or the Aquinas Foundation.

Wesley E. Freidl
WILTON, Wis. - Wesley E. Freidl, 66, of Wilton.
Graveside services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at South Ridge Lutheran Cemetery, in the town of Wellington. Smith-Nelson Funeral Home in Wilton is in charge of arrangements.

Earl A. Hackett
ERIN, Tenn. - Earl A. Hackett, 71, of Erin, Tenn., died Sept. 2, 1997, at Nashville Veteran Hospital. He was born April 1, 1926.
He is survived by his wife, Pauline; one son, Fred Hackett, 45, of Galesville, Wis., two daughters, Joan Berg, 36, of Blair and Diane Keller, 34, of La Crosse; stepson, Steven Lee; stepdaughter, Sharon Lee of Tennessee; and grandson, Tommy of Erin, Tenn.
Arrangements by Nove's Funeral Home, Erin, Tenn.
The funeral will be Thursday, Sept. 4, at 2 p.m.

Raymond Jerome Arzt
HILLSBORO, Wis. - Raymond Jerome Arzt, age 84, died on Wednesday, September 3, 1997, at St. Joseph's Nursing Home.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Hillsboro. Interment with military rites will be at Mount Vernon Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Fick-Hoof Funeral Home, Hillsboro, where a Knights of Columbus Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m.

Grace K. Jorgenson
GALESVILLE, Wis. - Grace K. Jorgenson, age 80 years of Eden House, Galesville, and formerly of Ettrick, died Monday, September 1, 1997, at the Marinuka Nursing Home in Galesville.
She was born January 26, 1917, in Ettrick Township, to Gilbert and Clara (Knutson) Kittleson. She was baptized on March 11, 1917, and confirmed her faith on May 3, 1931, at North Beaver Creek Lutheran Church, rural Ettrick. She graduated from Galesville High School, where she received the D.A.R. Award for excellence in history. She married Ingvald S. Jorgenson on June 29, 1935, and together they farmed in the Upper French Creek Valley area for ten years. In 1946, they built a home in Ettrick. Grace was a former member of the French Creek Lutheran Church, rural Ettrick, and presently a member of the Living Hope Lutheran Church in Ettrick, and its WELCA. She taught Sunday school for 21 years, and summer Parochial School for several years, was Dean of Women at Bible Camps at Chetek and Stevens Point, and had served as President of the Ladies Aid in her churches. For three years, she was Secretary of La Crosse Circuit Women's Missionary Federation, and was the first woman to serve on the Council at Living Hope Lutheran Church as its Secretary. She had been Clerk of the Upper French Creek School District, served as Secretary and Treasurer of Gale-Ettrick P.T.A., and worked with the Ettrick Girl Scouts. Grace did volunteer work for the Red Cross and American Cancer Society, and just prior to her death, was happily working as an Escort Volunteer at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse. She had been employed as a telephone operator, and as a clerk at the Checker Grocery in Ettrick for many years, and served as a substitute newspaper correspondent for four newspapers, and while her husband worked as a carpenter in Southern Wisconsin, she worked at the School for the Deaf in Delavan, Wisconsin. She was the Trempealeau County Register of Deeds for ten years, and a member of the Trempealeau County Democratic Party, and the Open Heart Surgery Association. Grace enjoyed working with people and serving her Lord. She found special joy in sharing time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by one daughter, Kay Ofsdahl and her husband, Arthur of Ettrick; six grandchildren, Shawn (Kenneth) Mathys of Green Bay, Andrew (Shelley) Ofsdahl of Ettrick, Kris (Michael) Bougie of Appleton, Kim (Gordon) Jacobs of Green Bay, Mary Kay (David) Hanson of Pardeeville, Wis., David Ofsdahl of Murphreesboro, Tenn.; 12 great-grandchildren, Andrew, Kristen and Kara Mathys, Jeffery, Kyle, Karley and Hannah Ofsdahl, Peter and Valerie Bougie, Amy and Michael Jacobs, Jason Hanson; one brother, Ralph (Lilah) Kittleson of Ettrick.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ingvald in 1996; one brother, Victor; and one sister, Lucille.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 6, 1997, at the French Creek Lutheran Church, rural Ettrick. Pastors Lyle Ness and Kathryn Ingbritsen will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call at the Fossum Funeral Home in Ettrick from 4 till 8 p.m. on Friday and at the church on Saturday from 12:30 till time of services.

Don't think of her as gone away -
her journey's just begun;
life holds so many facets -
this earth is only one.
Just think of her as resting
from the sorrows and the tears
in a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days and years.
Think how she must be wishing
that we could know, today,
how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away.
And think of her as living
in the hearts of those she touched...
for nothing loved is every lost -
and she was loved so much.

Anne P. Bates
LA CROSSE, Wis. ð Anne P. Bates, 90, of La Crosse, died on September 3, 1997, at Hillview Health Care Center of heart failure.
She was born May 6, 1907, at Hixton and on November 24, 1926 she married Merlyn W. Bates. They moved to La Crosse and she has been a resident for the past sixty-eight years.
She was employed at Herberger's and Doerflinger's. After her retirement she enjoyed local auctions and taught herself to refinish antiques.
She is survived by a daughter, Gloria; and her husband, Charles ``Chuck'' Harder, of Anchorage, Alaska; by a son, Roger; and daughter-in-law, Veneranda Bates, of Pleasington, Calif.; six grandchildren, Bonnie Glass and Sharon Appich, of Richmond, Va., Glenn Harder, Nashua, N.H., Briant Bates, Los Angeles, Calif., Kim Schneider, Modesto, Calif., Royce Bates, Livermore, Calif.; six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Merlyn, on November 19, 1989, by three sisters and three brothers.
Her family said, ``She was a loving mother, beloved grandmother and a great friend to many and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She loved her Lord and her Bible. She found comfort, strength and peace from Him.''
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. The Reverend Duane Kamrath will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 12:30 p.m. until the services.
Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association, St. Paul's Lutheran Church or to a charity of the donors choice.
The Dickinson Family Funeral Home, 1425 Jackson Street, is assisting with the arrangements.

Esther E. Wrobel
CHASEBURG, Wis. - Esther E. Wrobel, 78, of Route 1, Chaseburg passed away Thursday, September 4, 1997 at Franciscan Skemp Medical Center in La Crosse. She was born April 21, 1919 in the town of Bergen, Vernon County, to John and Laura (Berg) Beitlich. She married Lester Wrobel on June 4, 1942 at St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Stoddard, Wis. The couple farmed their married life near Chaseburg. She was a longtime active member of St. Peter's Hamburg Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Esther was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, and caring for others.
Surviving are her husband, Lester; three sons, Allan (Jane) Wrobel of Appleton, Wis., James (Leann) Wrobel of Onalaska, Wis. and Ronald Wrobel of Coon Valley, Wis.; one daughter, Betty (Charles) Dye of Plymouth, Minn.; seven grandchildren, Derek, Timothy and Katie, Julie and Amy, Jennifer and Kevin; one brother-in-law, Stanley Wrobel of La Crosse; and three sisters-in-law, Helen and Vivian Beitlich of Stoddard and Ruth Beitlich of Onalaska.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Harry, Elmer, Wilburt, and Clarence Beitlich and sister, Lucille Wrobel.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 6, 1997 at St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chaseburg. Rev. Lyle Schalow will officiate with burial in St. Peter's Hamburg Church Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 12:30 p.m. until the time of services.
The family requests memorials be given to Lutheran High School. The Seland Funeral Home, Coon Valley is assisting the family.
Then let me softly, gently, Lord fall asleep in Thee. When by Thy will and counsel, my last hour comes to me.

Raymond Jacobs
TOMAH, Wis. - Raymond Jacobs, 77, of Tomah died Thursday, Sept. 4, 1997 at the V.A. Medical Center. He was born March 21, 1920 to Edward and Ellen (Rupp) Jacobs at Columbia, Penn. He was united in marriage to Klara Leidinger on May 17, 1947 at Hersfeld, Germany.
In addition to his wife Klara, he is survived by seven children: Christine (David) Schreier, John (Joanne), Raymond (Marybeth), Monica, Jane (DeWayne) Mashin, Edward (Renee) and Mary; 19 grandchildren, Debbie (Todd), Robert, Shelly (Dale), Kim, Christopher (Leslie), Cathy (Delvin), Karen (Randy), Lori and Todd, Jimmie Ann (David), Bridget (Todd), Katherine, Karen, Ron (Lois), Randy, Richell, Rhea, Christopher, Nicholas, and 17 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Memorial services will be held Monday, September 8, 1997, 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 303 W. Monroe St., Tomah. Father Daniel E. Kozlowski will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery with military honors by Grassman-Sowle-Larsen-Senz American Legion Post #201 of Tomah.
Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, 801 East Monawau Street, Tomah on Sunday, 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. and at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until time of the service.

Robert `Robb' Ritter
LA CROSSE, Wis. - Robert ``Robb'' Ritter, 45, of La Crosse, died on Wednesday, September 3rd, 1997 in his home. Robb was born on January 10, 1952, in La Crosse to Ferdinand and Marjorie (Witt) Ritter. He graduated from Aquinas High School in 1970. He married Nancy Nordstrom in Burr Oak, Wis. on June 12, 1976. They later divorced. Robb had worked at the Trane Company and then worked as a disc jockey known as the ``Musicman'' in La Crosse for many years. He then started a business called ``Rainbows and Unicorns'' to help local children in need.
Robb is survived by his two daughters, Stephanie and Alyssa both at home; his ex-wife Nancy of Onalaska; his father and step-mother Ferdinand and Audrey Ritter of La Crosse; three brothers, Rick (Kathy) of McFarland, Wis., Dave (Debby) of Onalaska and Dan (Cheryl) of Des Moines, Iowa; and many nieces, nephews and close friends. He was preceded in death by his mother and an infant son Brian.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, September 6th, 1997 at 12:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. The Rev. Lawrence B. Berger will officiate. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. in the Burr Oak Cemetery, Burr Oak, Wis. Friends may call at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m., and again on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. A prayer service will be held Friday at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to a fund established for Robb's daughters.
I'm Free Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free I'm following the path God laid for me. I took His hand when I heard Him call I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day. To laugh, to love to work or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way. I found that peace at close of day. If my parting has left a void, Then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss. Ah yes, these things I too will miss. Be no burdened with times of sorrow I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. My life's been full, I've savored much. Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief Don't lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your hearts and share with me. God wanted me now; He set me free.

Theodore B. Trapp
LA CROSSE, Wis. - Theodore B. Trapp, 79, of La Crosse, Wisconsin, died on September, 3, 1997. He was born on May 27, 1918, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Theodore and Florence (Berger) Trapp. He married June A. Foster in Milwaukee on September 5, 1941.
Ted was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and served his country during World War II in England with the 889th Signal Co. attached to the 8th Army Air Corps. Reflecting his family's past in Milwaukee, he was a member of the Dairymen's Country Club, Boulder Junction, Wisconsin. As a Freemason and Shriner, he was a member of Frontier Lodge #45, the La Crosse and Eau Claire Valleys of the Scottish Rite and was past President and Treasurer of the Zor Shrine Temple Oriental Band. Ted was a Store Manager for the Sherwin-Williams Paint Company for 34 years in Madison, Manitowoc and, finally, La Crosse where, drawn by the natural beauty of the area, he settled with his family in 1953 and joined the Asbury United Methodist Church. He and June made many warm and lasting friendships while members of the church. He enjoyed music and, in addition to the Zor Oriental Band, he participated in the church choir and formerly was a member of the La Crosse Coulee Chordsmen and a violinist with the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra. He was a member of the La Crosse Kiwanis Club.
Ted's wife, June, preceded in him in death on April 30, 1996. He is survived by three sons; David (Elizabeth) Trapp of Onalaska, Allen (Lynn) Trapp of La Crosse and Timothy (Doreen) Trapp of Madison and by four grandchildren; Jonathan and Thomas of Onalaska, Marcus of La Crosse, and Tonya (Stephen) Custis of Bloomington, Minn.
Visitation with the family will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, September 5th at the Dickinson Family Funeral Home, 1425 Jackson Street. Visitation will be followed by a public Masonic Service at 7 p.m.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 6, 1997 at Asbury United Methodist Church, 1818 Redfield Street. Cremation and private burial at Mormon Coulee Memorial Park will precede the memorial service.
Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be directed to Asbury United Methodist Church, Gundersen/Lutheran Hospice, the La Crosse Alzheimer's Association or the Shrine Children's Hospitals.

Thorwald E. Solverson
CROSS PLAINS, Wis. - Thorwald E. Solverson, age 65, of Cross Plains, died on Sunday, August 24, 1997 of an apparent heart attack. He was born on January 25, 1932 in Viroqua, Wisconsin, the son of Thorwald P. and Edna (Sherry) Solverson.
He was a mechanical engineer for 30 years with Oscar Mayer, retiring in 1990. Thorwald married the former Shirley Pederson on December 20, 1951 in La Crosse Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1959 with a B.S. in engineering.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley; three children, Thorwald Peder (Cindy) Solverson of Lake Zurich, Illinois, Daniel Phillip (Vickie) Solverson of Phoenix, Arizona, and Tracy Ann Solverson of Raleigh, North Carolina; seven grandchildren, Thor, Johanna, Erik, Danielle, Michael, Patrick and Anthony; a brother, Samuel (Elizabeth) Solverson of La Crosse, Wisconsin; a sister, Anna Solverson of La Crosse, Wisconsin; a brother-in-law, Mervin (Dorothy) Pederson of La Farge, Wisconsin; and a niece, Lynette Dobbins of La Farge, Wisconsin.
Funeral services were held at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Middleton, Wisconsin, on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 1997.

Roger A. Pfaff
SPARTA, Wis. - Roger A. Pfaff, 77, of 613 Pfaff Parkway, Sparta, died Thursday, September 4, 1997 at home. He was born on March 7, 1920 in Burr Oak, Wis. to Roy F. and Florence M. (Wadel) Pfaff.
He married Jane C. Meyer on June 17, 1941 at the Burr Oak Parsonage. They lived their entire married life in Sparta. Roger hauled mild and then worked for a beer distributor, F.W. Grenison (Beanie) until 1954. He owned and operated the Sportsman Bar in Sparta for 12 years. Then he built the R.J. Bar (now Club 16) and owned it until 1968 when he sold it. He then drove truck for Arthur Overgaard until his retirement in 1982. After his retirement he developed Pfaff subdivision.
Roger was a member of St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church in Sparta.
He is survived by his wife, Jane of Sparta; five children, James (Marcia) Pfaff, Linda Pfaff, Terry (Beatrice) Pfaff, Randy (Mary Jo) Pfaff, and Julie (Jeffrey) Voter all of Sparta; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Myron (Alice) Pfaff of Bangor, LeRoy Pfaff of Sparta; a sister, Elizabeth (Wilfred) Schroeder of Sparta.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church, Sparta with Reverend Del Begalka officiating. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Sparta.
Friends may call at the Lanham-Kann Funeral Home, Sparta on Sunday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

Sarah C. Sullivan
Sarah C. Sullivan, age 85, of La Crosse, passed away Thursday, Sept. 4, 1997, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital, La Crosse.
She was born Sept. 27, 1911, in Fairville, Iowa, to Esedore and Mary (Goshey) Gappa. She married Patrick Sullivan April 27, 1943, at St. James Catholic Church in La Crosse. She and Patrick were active members of the Shamrock Club. They enjoyed dancing, traveling and spending time individually and collectively with their family.
She is survived by six sons, Patrick (Karen) of Traverse City, Michigan, Paul (Jeanne) of Onalaska, Wis., Peter (Sharon) of Winter Springs, Fla., Thomas (Barbara) La Crosse, Wis., Eugene (Charlotte) of Valrico, Fla., and Michael (Kathy) of Winter Park, Fla.; seventeen grandchildren, Lori, Kelley, Jackie, Michelle, Patrick, Thomas, Paul, Matthew, Nathaniel, Camie, Craig, Michael, Katie, Erin, John, Joseph and Mark; also 13 great-grandchildren; and further survived by one brother, Frank Gappa, La Crosse; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Patrick on December 25, 1990.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, Sept. 8, 1997, at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Rev. Joseph Rafacz will officiate with entombment in the Garden of Peace Mausoleum in the Mormon Coulee Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Blaschke Funeral Home, 401 West Ave. S. on Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. with a rosary to be held at 8 p.m. Friends may also call at the funeral home on Monday from 10 a.m. until departing for church.

Roger A. Pfaff
SPARTA, Wis. - Roger A. Pfaff, 77, of 613 Pfaff Parkway, Sparta, died Thursday, September 4, 1997 at home. He was born on March 7, 1920 in Burr Oak, Wis. to Roy F. and Florence M. (Wadel) Pfaff.
He married Jane C. Meyer on June 17, 1941 at the Burr Oak Parsonage. They lived their entire married life in Sparta. Roger hauled milk and then worked for a beer distributor, F.W. Grenison (Beanie) until 1954. He owned and operated the Sportsman Bar in Sparta for 12 years. Then he built the R.J. Bar (now Club 16) and owned it until 1968 when he sold it. He then drove truck for Arthur Overgaard until his retirement in 1982. After his retirement he developed Pfaff subdivision.
Roger was a member of St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church in Sparta.
He is survived by his wife, Jane of Sparta; five children, James (Marcia) Pfaff, Linda Pfaff, Terry (Beatrice) Pfaff, Randy (Mary Jo) Pfaff, and Julie (Jeffrey) Voter all of Sparta; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Myron (Alice) Pfaff of Bangor, LeRoy Pfaff of Sparta; a sister, Elizabeth (Wilfred) Schroeder of Sparta.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church, Sparta with Reverend Del Begalka officiating. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Sparta.
Friends may call at the Lanham-Kann Funeral Home, Sparta on Sunday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

Marian Gardner Hamilton
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Marian Gardner Hamilton of San Diego, Calif., died Saturday, July 5, 1997.
Marian was born in Manchester, England, on March 27, 1918, and grew up in Wrexham, north Wales. During World War II, she trained as a nurse at the Manchester Royal Infirmary. A lifelong writer, musician and animal lover, Mrs. Hamilton had been a resident of the U.S. since 1946, and San Diego since 1955.
For several years, she wrote human interest stories for the La Crosse (Wis.) Tribune, and also composed numerous short stories. Most recently, she was planning to write about the lives of the people in small Welsh villages.
An accomplished violin player, she performed with the La Crosse Symphony, the Iowa State University Orchestra, and several groups in San Diego.
She was always concerned about animal cruelty, and founded the San Diego branch of Mercy Crusade. She was instrumental in the passage of several legislative measures. No stray animal that presented itself on her doorstep ever left hungry and no injury ever went untreated.
Mrs. Hamilton was active in the Houses of Pacific Relations, and a member of the Houses of England, Wales and Sweden.
She is survived by her husband, Ernest; and son, Kenneth, both of San Diego, Calif.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 11, 1997, in San Diego.


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