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William H. Wellner
SPARTA, Wis. - William H. Wellner, 80, of Sparta, died early Saturday morning, Aug. 1, 1998 at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Tomah.
He is survived by a daughter, Ruth Ann Wellner of Sparta; two sons, Robert Wellner of Sparta, and Michael Wellner of Superior, Wis.; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Page-Smith Funeral Home, Sparta, with Rev. Mark Walljasper officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Sparta. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Tuesday from 8 a.m. until the service.

Eunice (Buz) Hanson
Eunice (Buz) Hanson, 83, of La Crosse, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 1998 peacefully at her home.
She was born in Kendall, Wis. on July 10, 1915 to Luther and Bertha (Rieck) Buswell. She graduated from Kendall High School and the Wisconsin Business College. She married Harvey Hanson on June 30, 1962 in La Crosse. Harvey died Oct. 11, 1993. Eunice was employed by Metropolitican Insurance Co. before her retirement.
She is survived by her step-daughter, Janice Larkin and her son-in-law, Bill Larkin of La Crosse; two grandchildren, Scott Larkin of Waukesha, Cheryl Castille of Opelousas, La.; two great-grandchildren, Theresa and Sarah Larkin of Waukesha; nieces, Ellen Verwiebe of La Crosse, Gayle Walter of La Crescent; nephews, Randy Buswell of La Crosse, Richard Buswell of La Crescent; many other nieces and nephews.
She is also survived by her loyal friend and caretaker Jean Dickey. Besides her husband, she is preceded in death by five sisters, Iona Smith, Irma Rowley, Zillah Smale, Janice Schoenberg, Avon Verwiebe; five brothers, Elton, Byron, Charles, Gerald and Roger Buswell.
Family burial will be in the Kendall Cemetery. There will be no other service. The Woodruff Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

John P. McCain
TREMPEALEAU, Wis. - John P. McCain, 41, of Trempealeau, died on Saturday, Aug. 1, 1998 at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse.
He was born in Elgin, Ill. on May 3, 1957 to Clarence P. and Patricia (Mapes) McCain. For the past 10 years he had been employed by Ashley Furniture in Arcadia, Wis.
John was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed all sorts of sporting activities, especially hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed working in his vegetable garden.
He is survived by his mother, Pat, of Trempealeau; a son, Benjamin, and his former wife, Kris McCain of Trempealeau; five sisters, Tony (Michael) Atchison of Kennesaw, Ga., and Cheryl (Mark) Hager, Annette (Roger) William, Lorna (Larry) Druschke, and Chris McCain, all of La Crosse; his nieces and nephews, Patrick, Tasha, Christina, Steven Jo, Shannon, Erik, Jeff, Chad, Andy and Nicole; and his twin great niece and nephew, Alissia and Aaron. John was preceded in death by his father on Aug. 4, 1992, and his maternal and paternal grandparents.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 11 a.m. from the Cathedral of Praise in Onalaska. Pastor Jerry Hatlevig will officiate. Burial will be in the Trempealeau Cemetery. Friends may call at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of services.

Esther Verona Peterson
LANSING, Iowa - Esther V. Peterson, 101, died Friday, July 31, 1998 at Thornton Manor in Lansing, Iowa. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in East Paint Creek Synod Lutheran Church, Waterville. Burial in East Paint Creek Synod Cemetery, Waterville. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Martin Funeral Home, Waukon.

Donald L. Braun
BELLA VISTA, Ark. - Donald L. Braun, 76, of Bella Vista, Ark. and formerly of La Crosse, died on Friday, July 31, 1998 at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 10:30 a.m. from the Marian Chapel of the Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman. Burial will be in the Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services. The Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse is assisting the family with arrangements.

Dela Leona Nauman
TOMAH, Wis. - Dela Leona Nauman, 86, of Tomah, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 1998 at her home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, town of Ridgeville. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Tomah. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, Tomah; and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church.

Paulette Marie Johnson
Paulette Marie Johnson, 49, formerly of La Crosse, died on Monday, Aug. 3, 1998, in her home in Ellenwood, Ga. She was born on Aug. 16, 1948, in La Crosse, to Clement and Frances (Levenhagen) Gavin. Paulette was a 1966 graduate of La Crosse Logan High School.
She is survived by her husband, Kurt of Ellenwood, Ga.; two sons, Tom (Tracy) Johnson and their son, Cody, of Arlington Heights, Ill., and Kyle (Jessica) Johnson of Ellenwood, Ga.; her mother and stepfather, Frances and Bill Apfel of La Crosse; four sisters, Karen Langan of La Crosse, Pat (Earl) Schwarthoff of Rochester, Minn., Mary Jane (Dan) La Fleur of La Crosse, and Connie (Tom) Kukowski of Winona, Minn.; one brother, Gery (Faith) Apfel of La Crosse; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father and an infant brother, Richard.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, Aug. 6, 1998, at 11:30 a.m. at St. James the Less Catholic Church, with Rev. Maryon Jordan officiating. Burial will be in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Thursday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of services. The Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse is in charge of arrangements.

Katharine Elizabeth Battison
MADISON, Conn. - Katharine Elizabeth ``Katie'' Battison, 17, of Madison, Conn., died Saturday, Aug. 1, 1998, in a traffic accident in Westchester, N.Y.
Katie was born on Aug. 26, 1980, to Christopher and Sara Gundersen Battison in New Haven, Conn. She graduated with honors from Daniel Hand High School, Madison, Conn., on June 16, 1998.
Katie loved animals and had been accepted for admission to Tufts University in Medford, Mass., with plans to pursue veterinary medicine. She expanded her knowledge of animal care this summer during an internship with a Madison-area veterinarian.
Katie was a violinist in her high school orchestra and played on the girls' varsity lacrosse team. She also was a member of Madison Youth Services' Safe Rides corp group, Madison Youth Services' Peer Advocates program and Reach Out.
Katie received a National Merit Scholarship Commendation, a President's Award for Educational Excellence, and a Connecticut Hunter-Jumper Association Scholarship. She also was a 1998 class scholar (one of the top 10 students in her high school class), a member of the National Honor Society for four years and an honors athlete.
An avid equestrian, Katie was on her way to a horse show when she was in the accident that claimed her life. She had won seven state championships in the Connecticut Hunter-Jumper Association and was named the New England Horseman's Council regional champion. She also was the winner of the New England Equitation Committee's First Horsemanship Award.
In addition to her parents, Katie is survived by her maternal grandparents, Dr. Adolf and Virginia Gundersen of La Crosse; her aunt, Penny Battison of Middlebury, Vt.; and an extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at First Presbyterian Church, 233 West Ave. S., La Crosse. The Rev. Michael Frandsen and the Rev. Allan Townsend will officiate. Interment will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in La Crosse.
Memorials may be made to Madison Youth Services, 10 School St., Madison, Conn. 06443; or to the charity of your choice.

LeRoy Helmke
WILTON, Wis. - LeRoy Helmke, 79, of Wilton, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 1998, in Tomah Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wilton. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call from 4 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Smith-Nelson Funeral Home, Wilton, and from 10 a.m. until the time of services Wednesday at the church.

Agnes A. Smith
Agnes A. Smith, 89, of La Crosse, died Monday, Aug. 3, 1998, at St. Joseph's Nursing Home. She was born Feb. 18, 1909, in Vernon County to Frank and Josephine (Stanek) Subera. She married edward Smith at Hillsboro, Wis., on April 23, 1932. He preceded her in death on Sept. 26, 1979.
She graduated from Hillsboro High School and attended La Crosse Normal School. She taught school for four years, and after her marriage to Edward, worked for the F.W. Woolworth Company for several years. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.
She is survived by a sister, Josephine (Jim) Hora of Hillsboro, and by several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, her parents, two sisters and a brother preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 11 a.m. at the Dickinson Family Funeral Home, 1425 Jackson Street. The Reverend Dr. Larry Moody, of Asbury United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials may be given to Asbury United Methodist Church.

Glenn H. Easton
NECEDAH/CAMP DOUGLAS, Wis. - Glenn H. Easton, 90, of Necedah and formerly of Camp Douglas, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 1998, in Tomah Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be 11 a.m Saturday in St. Peter's Lutheran Church, and burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, both Shennington, Wis. The White Funeral Home, Tomah, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Maye C. Hankins
VIOLA, Wis. - Maye C. Hankins, 94, of Viola, died Monday, Aug. 3, 1998, in Vernon Memorial Hospital, Viroqua. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Viola United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Viola Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Henthorn Memorial Center, Viola; and after 1 p.m. Thursday at the church. The Larson Funeral Home, Viroqua, is assisting the family.

Dorothy M. Jennings
VIROQUA, Wis. - Dorothy M. Jennings, 91, of Viroqua, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 1998, at the Vernon Manor in Viroqua. She was born June 16, 1907, in Vernon County, to Frank and Mary (Best) Robinson. She was united in marriage to Lloyd Jennings on March 18, 1926. They farmed in the Bishop Branch area for 17 years, and then lived in Viroqua for a short time before moving to Asbury Ridge. Lloyd died on Nov. 1, 1966. In more recent years, Dorothy has lived in Viroqua. She was a member of the Viroqua Church of Christ, Bishop Branch Homemakers, and was a 4-H leader.
Dorothy is survived by two daughters, Lorraine Stalsberg of Viroqua and Darlene (Richard) Ammerman of Holmen; one sister, Vyrus (John) Huschka of Viroqua; eight grandchildren, Cindy (James) Harter, Beth (Ole) Clancy, Rhonda (Mike) Welch and Rhenea (Dennis) Glick, all of Viroqua, Tammy (Gary) Nelson of Colorado Springs, Colo., Daniel ``Boone'' (Dawn) Stalsberg of Viroqua, Randy (Jeanne) Ammerman of Holmen, and Rodney (Julie) Ammerman of Savage, Minn.; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one son-in-law, Mansel Stalsberg; two brothers, Lawrence and Kenneth Robinson; and three sisters, Frances Duncan, Janeice Glynn and Jennie Buckles.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1998, at 11 a.m. in the Viroqua Church of Christ. Pastors Ron Ahlgren and Joe Adams will officiate, with burial in the Viroqua Cemetery. Friends may call at the Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua today from 4 to 7 p.m. Friends may also call at the church on Wednesday after 10 a.m.

Rev. Walter Haines Keech
CASHTON, Wis - Rev. Walter Haines Keech, 83, of Cashton, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 1998, in William S. Middleton Memorial Veteran's Hospital, Madison, Wis. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday from First Portland Evangelical Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Relatives and friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Torkelson Funeral Chapel, Cashton, and from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

Erva E. Hancock
TOMAH, Wis. - Erva E.Hancock, 89, of Tomah, died Tue, Aug. 4, 1998, at the Tomah Health Care Center. She was born Dec. 4, 1908, to William and Amelia (Gehrke) Krause in the town of Wilton, Monroe County, Wisconsin. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Wilton. Erva graduated from Wilton High School in 1926. She attended Teachers Training in Tomah and Wisconsin University at La Crosse, eraning a bachelor's degree in education. Prior to her retirement, she taught for 40 years. Seventeen years were in rural schools in the Wilton and Tomah area, and 23 years in the Tomah Junior High. She was united in marriage to Elmer Hancock on May 17, 1933. He preceded her death Feb.26, 1995. She was an active and faithful member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church at Tomah.
She is survived by 3 sisters, Esther Martin and Emma Ziegler, both of Tomah and Margaret Muehlenkamp of La Crosse. She is further survived by 3 nephews, Terrance Muehlenkamp of San Antonio, Texas, Richard (Linda) Martin of Kendall, and Thomas (Bridget) Muehlenkamp of Center Valley Penn.; one niece, Mary (Peter) Beke of Cherry Valley, Ill.; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents; a brother Arnold Krause; and a sister Arvilla Krause. Funeral services will be held on Friday Aug. 7, 1998 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 525 Superior Ave.,Tomah. Rev. Donald R. Buch will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery at Tomah.
Relatives and friends are invited to call at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. The family requests memorials be given to St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in her memory. The Sonnenburg Family Lutheran Home, Tomah, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Minnie B. Jacobson
Minnie B. Jacobson, 91, of La Crosse died Sunday Aug. 2, 1998, at the Franciscan Skemp Healthcare Nursing Home. She was born in Fillmore County, Chatfield, Minn., on April 30, 1907, the daughter of William and Emma (Schwandt) Sabatke. Before her marriage she was a country school teacher, teaching grades 1 through 8. She married Leonard O. Jacobson on Dec. 24, 1928. He died on April 19, 1988. Following her marriage, Minnie had worked at the Harmony Cafe and at Victor's Cafe, both of La Crosse, as a cook and waitress. The joy in Minnie's life was her family.
She is survived by four children, Marian (Don) Skarda of Wisconsin Dells, Wis., Marie (Jerry) Mosher of La Crosse and Mesa, Ariz., Robert (Carla) Jacobson of La Selva Beach, Calif. and Shirley (Harold) Yeske of La Crosse; twelve grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and her sister, Hulda, age 103, residing in a Spring Valley, Minn., nursing home. In addition to her husband, Leonard, she was preceded in death by two grandsons, John Rogers and Mark Skarda; three brothers, Louis, Theodore, and Arthur; and three sisters, Dora, Ella, and Clara.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday Aug., 7 1998, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, La Crosse. The Rev. John Parcher will officiate. Burial will be in the Mormon Coulee Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Friday from noon until the time of service. The Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse is in charge of the arrangements. ®MDBO¯
The staff of the Franciscan Skemp Healthcare Nursing Home has cared for Minnie with love, concern, and patience. For this and all of their thoughtfulness, her family is forever greatful.

Mom and Grandma,
In our hearts you shall always stay,
loved and rememered every day.
Your Family

Thomas E. Sonsalla
ONALASKA/ARCADIA, Wis. - Thomas E. Sonsalla, 90, of Onalaska, Wis., and formerly of Arcadia, Wis., died Monday, Aug. 3, 1998, at the Onalaska Nursing Home in Onalaska., Wis.
He was born in Arcadia, Wis., on Aug. 8, 1907, to Paul and Mary (Warzeka) Sonsalla. Tom worked at the Bucyrus Erie Co. in Milwaukee, Wis., and retired in 1973.
He is survived by one brother, Joe (Genevieve) Sonsalla of Milwaukee, Wis.; one sister, Angeline (Aloise) Prokup of Independence, Wis.; five nieces; and 15 nephews.
Tom was preceded in death by his sisters and brothers, Stella, Helen, Monica, Benny, Paul and Ernest.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, 1998, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Arcadia, Wis., with Rev. Raymond Pedretti officiating. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Killian Funeral Home, Arcadia.

Donald Fairbanks
Donald Fairbanks, 88, formerly of La Crosse, died Sunday, July 19, 1998, in Las Vegas, Nev. He was born in La Crosse and lived here most of his life. A memorial service will be 4 p.m. Saturday in St. Luke's United Methodist Church, La Crosse.

Mildred `Millie' Sorenson
TOMAH, Wis. - Mildred ``Millie'' Sorenson, 72, of Tomah, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 1998, in her home. Private family services will be in the White Funeral Home, and burial will will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, both in Tomah.

Mary C. Dunlap
ELROY, Wis. - Mary C. Dunlap, 85, of Elroy, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 1998, at the Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Elroy. She was born on Aug. 24, 1912, in Richland County, Wis., to Emery and Irene (Mellom) Shelby. On June 2, 1934, she was united in marriage to Crosby Dunlap in Tomah. He preceded her in death on Jan. 22, 1991. Mary was a homemaker and also a member of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Survivors include four children, Donna (Art) Nelson of Elroy, Joye (Ed) Brown of Elroy, Kaye (Richard) Bunk of Elroy, and Gary (Jeanne) Dunlap of Onalaska; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Delbert (Gaye) Shelby of Colorado.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Gene Arnold; two grandchildren; and two brothers, Frank and Virgil.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Aug. 6, 1998, at 11 a.m. at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Elroy, with Rev. Conrad Prell officiating. Burial will be held in the Elroy City Cemetery. Friends may call at the Picha Funeral Home, Elroy, today from 5 to 8 p.m., and at the church on Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m.

Leona T. Blade
Leona T. Blade, 92, of La Crosse, died on Monday, Aug. 3, 1998, at Franc. She was born March 18, 1906, at Hanover, Ill., to Fred and Emma (Alitz) Meili. She married Orville Blade on Oct. 5, 1932, at Cochrane, Wis. He preceded her in death on Jan. 17, 1985.
Leona graduated from Cochrane High School and the La Crosse Normal School. She taught for several years and then was employed by Sears Roebuck and Co. for 30 years, and then by Rivoli Jewelers until her retirement.
She had been a member of English Lutheran Church and of Martha Circle for many years.
She is survived by her son, Darle (Shirley) Blade of Golden Valley, Minn.; by five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and by a brother.
Funeral services will be Friday, Aug. 7, 1998, at 10:30 a.m. at English Lutheran Church. The Reverend Bob Oleson will officiate. Burial will be in Buffalo City Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the service.
The Dickinson Family Funeral Homes, 1425 Jackson Street, are assisting with the arrangements.

Evelyn M. Anderson
BANGOR, Wis. - Evelyn M. Anderson, 85, formerly of Bangor, died Tuesday, August 4, 1998 in the Bethany St. Joseph's Nursing Home in La Crosse, where she was a resident. She was born April 24, 1913 in Bangor, to Fritz and Mary (Kolarik) Schroeder. She graduated from Bangor High School in 1931, and attended La Crosse Teacher's College, graduating in 1937. She taught schools in Richland Center and the Beloit area. She married Julian Anderson on May 27, 1944 in La Crosse, and he preceded her in death. The couple formerly owned and operated John's Diner on 11th and Market Streets in La Crosse, until their retirement in 1977.
She is survived by one son, Tim (Vicki) Anderson of Auburndale, Wis; two grandsons, Scott of Green Bay, Wis., and Jay of Auburndale, Wis.; two granddaughters, Jill Bantley of River Falls, Wis., and Kelly of Auburndale, Wisconsin; Three great-grandchildren, Tyler Bantley, and Haley and Trevor Anderson; two sisters, a very special sister, Angeline Storandt of La Crosse, and Dorothy Emigh of Wauwatosa, Wis., and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters; Marie and Betty, and three brothers, John, Fred, and Wenzel.
Funeral Mass for Evelyn, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 7, 1998 at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bangor. Father Bob Hegenbarth and Father Tom Smith will officiate. Burial will be in the Burns Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Friday, from 9:00 till time of services. The Fossum Funeral Home in Bangor is assisting the family with arrangements.

Janet I. Melvin
LA FARGE/MADISON, Wis. - Janet I. Melvin, 67, of La Farge and formerly of Madison, died Wednesday Aug. 5, 1998, in Sunny Hill Health Care Center, Madison. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in West Arbor Free Methodist Church, and burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens, both in Madison. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Seland Funeral Home, La Farge, where there will be an 8 p.m. prayer service; and from 9 a.m. until the time of services Saturday in the church, in Madison.

Lester F. Hubbard
Prairie Du Chien, Wis. - Lester F. Hubbard, 96, of Prairie Du Chien, died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1998 in Prairie Du Chien Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. in St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, both in Prairie Du Chien. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday at the Garrity Funeral Home, Prairie Du Chien, where there will be a 4:15 p.m. rosary and an 8 p.m. wake scripture.

Clarence A. Popp
KENDALL, Wis. - Clarence A. Popp, 80, of Kendall, Wis., died Saturday, Aug. 8, 1998, at his home. He was born Jan. 28, 1918, to Herman and Bertha (Bartels) Popp. He was united in marriage to Genevieve E. McHenry on Sept. 6, 1941, at Kendall.
They farmed in the town of Glendale until 1973 when they moved to Kendall. Clarence worked for Fort McCoy from 1963 to 1983, where he was employed as an electrician. Clarence was a lifelong member at St. John's Lutheran Church and past president of the church council.
He is survived by his daughter Shirley (Mel) Schuler of Vienna, Va.; two sons, Conrad (a special friend, Margo) of Janesville, Wis., Richard (Debbie) of Kendall; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; a brother, Reinhart (Florence) of Tomah; nieces; nephew; and other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Genevieve; his parents; three brothers, Raymond, Benford and Frank; and one sister, Raynetta Thompson.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1998, at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Kendall. Reverend Fred Fedke will officiate. Burial will be at the South Ridge Lutheran Cemetery, in the town of Wellington.
Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday, Aug. 10, 1998, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Smith Nelson Funeral Home in Kendall. Prayer services will be held at 8 p.m. Relatives and friends may also call at the church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. unitl the time of the services.

Anna C. Johnson
HOLMEN, Wis. - Anna C. Johnson, 85, died at the Franciscan Skemp Medical Center on Saturday, Aug. 8, 1998. She was born Nov. 29, 1912, in Holmen, to Edwin and Signe (Pederson) Hendrickson. She married Henry M. Johnson on May 2, 1936, in Holmen, and he preceded her in death on June 16, 1980.
She is survived by a son, David (Sharon) Johnson of Maquoketa, Iowa; two grandchildren, Gregory (Deanna) Johnson of Nora Springs, Iowa and Sheryl (Michael) Hayes of Chandler, Ariz.; three great-grandchildren, Amanda, Drew and Brandon.
In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Marie Signe; one sister; and three brothers.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Holmen Lutheran Church. The Reverend Charles Evavold will officiate and burial will be in the Lewis Valley Lutheran Church Cemetery. Friends may call at the Dickinson Family Funeral Home, 515 McHugh Road, Holmen, on Monday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday from 1 p.m. until the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Holmen Lutheran Church.

Leone E. Dahlquist-Olson
Leone E. Dahlquist-Olson, 85, of La Crosse, died on Friday, Aug. 7, 1998, at the St. Joseph's Rehabilitation Center after a long battle with chronic illness. She was born in La Crosse on June 27, 1913, to Thomas and Anna (Doane) Burns. She married Ernest Dahlquist on Feb. 28, 1933. He preceded her in death on July 15, 1968. She married Victor Olson on Jan. 5, 1974, and he also preceded her in death. Leone had owned and operated Le Ette's Bakery in La Crosse for many years and then had worked in dietary at St. Francis Hospital.
She is survived by three daughters, Rosemary Tooke of La Crosse, Bonnie (Fred) Bahr of Galesville, Wis. and Diane (Allan) Brague of Winona, Minn.; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Walter Dahlquist of La Crescent; a sister-in-law, Margie Jensen of La Crescent; and many special nieces and nephews. In addition to her first and second husbands she was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Barbara Papenfuss; a grandson, Eddie Brague; three sisters, Charlotte ``Lottie'' Farrell, Rose Beuhler and Eva Dahlquist and a brother, Wilbur Burns.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, Aug. 10, 1998, at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Crucifixion, La Crescent with Msgr. Donald W. Grubisch officiating. Burial will be in the Catholic Cemetery, La Crosse. Friends may call at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of services. The Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crescent is in charge of arrangements.
``Though she is gone from our eyes, She will stay forever in our hearts.''

Donald F. Bellis
BOSCOBEL, Wis./ALTOONA, Wis. - Donald F. Bellis, 48, of Altoona, formerly of Boscobel, passed away on Friday, Aug. 7, 1998, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire after a sudden illness. He was born on June 3, 1950. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at the Thoni-Kendall Funeral Home, Boscobel. Burial in the Little Grant Union Cemetery, rural Lancaster. Friends may call on Monday at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the time of services.

Leslie F. `Billy' Swartz, Sr.
WEST SALEM, Wis. - Leslie F. ``Billy'' Swartz, Sr., 83, of West Salem, died Friday, Aug. 7, 1998, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse.
He was born March 8, 1915, in La Crosse to Bert and Minnie (Maack) Swartz. On June 16, 1937, he married Vernice Herman in Burr Oak. Leslie farmed for over 32 years in the Bells Coulee area and then he and his wife retired to West Salem. He was a member of Christ Ev. Lutheran Church in Burr Oak and a member of the La Crosse County Farm Bureau.
Survivors include his wife, Vernice; a daughter, Donna Johnson of Holmen; a daughter-in-law, Donna Swartz of Sparta; eight grandchildren, Robin (Carrie) Johnson and Marla (Kevin) Nesseth, both of Holmen, Pamela Johnson of New Berlin, Wis., Rhonda (Greg) Britton and Randall (Lisa) Johnson, both of Holmen, Terry (Anke) Swartz of Bangor, Tim (Rebecca) Swartz and Travis Swartz, both of Sparta; ten great-grandchildren; a sister, Viola Strand of Trempealeau, Wis.; and a brother, Harold ``Dick'' (Jean) Swartz of La Crosse. He was preceded in death by a son, Leslie Swartz, Jr.; a daughter, Marilyn; a son-in-law, Roger Johnson; and 12 brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be Monday, Aug. 10, at 1:30 p.m. from Christ Ev. Lutheran Church, Burr Oak. Pastor Paul N. Schossow will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Jostad-Jandt Funeral Home, West Salem, on Sunday from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. with a prayer service at 4:30 p.m. and at the church on Monday from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service. The family requests memorials in lieu of flowers.

Lloyd A. Allds
HILLSBORO, Wis. - Lloyd A. Allds, 95, of Hillsboro, died on Saturday, Aug. 8, 1998, at St. Joseph's Nursing Home in Hillsboro. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the First Congregational Church in Hillsboro. Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. on Monday at the Fick-Hoof Funeral Home in Hillsboro where a Masonic Service will be held at 7:30 p.m.

Orlin T. Ellingson
BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. - Orlin T. Ellingson, 71, of 524 Chestnut St., Black River Falls, died Friday evening, Aug. 7, 1998, in his home.
He was born on June 14, 1927, in Ellingson Coulee, town of Northfield, Jackson County, to Theodore and Helen Ruth (Stark) Ellingson. He married the former Patricia Nordahl on July 16, 1952, at the Upper Pigeon Creek Lutheran Church, Northfield. Orlin was a retired driver for Janesville Auto Transport.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia; two daughters, Mary (Randy) Eddy of Black River Falls and Kathy (John) Grzybowski of Eau Claire; two sons, John (Jane) Ellingson of Black River Falls and Roger (Jackie) Ellingson of Alma Center; eight grandchildren, Andrew, Melissa, Chad, Justin and Jessica Ellingson, Kelly and Greg Eddy and Katie Grzybowski; two sisters, Marion (James) Esser of Spooner and Elaine (Jerry) Hoff of Stevens Point; and a brother, Lyle (Jill) Ellingson of Merrillan.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1998, at 10:30 a.m. from the Evangelical Lutheran Church and burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, both in Black River Falls.
Friends may call at the Buswell Funeral Home, Black River Falls, on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until services.
Memorials may be given to the Black River Falls Evangelical Lutheran Church or the Pine View Nursing Home Auxiliary.


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