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Delmer G. Chesebro
JANESVILLE, Wis. - Delmer G. Chesebro, 67, of 1816 W. Avalon Road, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 1998, at his home. He was born Sept. 16, 1930, in La Crosse, Wis., the son of Don W. and Ruth I. (Dikeman) Chesebro. Delmer graduated from Logan High School, La Crosse, Wis., in 1949. He married Roberta A. Potter, Sept. 14, 1955, at St. James Catholic Church, La Crosse. Delmer was employed by JATCO since 1959, retiring in 1984. He served in the United States Air Force in the Korean Conflict. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, V.F.W., American Legion in La Crosse and the Teamsters Local #579.
Delmer is survived by Roberta Chesebro of Janesville; four sons, William (Marie) Chesebro, Kevin (Jody) Chesebro of Anchorage, Alaska, Michael (Brenda) Chesebro and Don (Carrie) Chesebro, all of Janesville; three daughters, Anna (Robert) Danielson, Diane Garnett and Michelle Chesebro, all of Janesville; grandchildren, Nicole, Brittney, Shawn, Steven, Tiffany, Eric, Nicholas, Jaymie, Kayce and Michael; a brother, Donald (Virginia) Chesebro of La Crosse; and two sisters, Ruth Ann (Mathew) Potter of Edgerton and Mary (James) Winder of La Crosse; and loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1998, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church with Father Ray Kertz officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery with full military rites. Friends may call Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Schneider Funeral Home, Janesville, with a Rosary at 5:30 p.m. Special thanks to HospiceCare, Inc. and their caring staff.

Ralph `Joe' Haney
GALESVILLE, Wis. - Ralph ``Joe'' Haney, 49, of Galesville, Wis., died Saturday, Aug. 8, 1998, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse. Arrangements are pending with Smith Mortuary in Galesville, Wis.

Edna Beatrice Kruk
TOMAH, Wis./Williston, Fla. - Edna Beatrice Kruk, 77, of Tomah and Williston, Fla., died Sunday, Aug. 9, 1998, in Close to Home, Assisted Living Facility at Tomah, Wis., after a long illness. In accordance with Edna's wishes, a private memorial service is planned. Family requests that memorials be given to Tomah Hospice Touch, c/o Tomah Memorial Hospital, 321 Butts Ave., Tomah, Wis., 54660, in her memory. Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, Tomah, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Myrtle Viola Garness
SPRING GROVE, Minn. - Myrtle Viola Garness, 87, of Spring Grove, Minn., passed away Sunday, Aug. 9, 1998, at the Lutheran Home in Caledonia, Minn. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at Faith Lutheran Church of Blackhammer, rural Spring Grove, Minn. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Roble Funeral Home in Spring Grove and at the church on Tuesday from 12 to 1 p.m.

Victor P. Gibson
WATERLOO, Iowa - Victor P. Gibson, 80, of Waterloo, Iowa, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 1998, at Sartori Hospital in Cedar Falls, after a valiant struggle with heart failure.
He was born on Feb. 21, 1918, in Hicks, Iowa, to Perl and Hazel East Gibson. He married Jeannette Yoss in Jackson, Mich. on Dec. 28, 1947. He was an architect, with a particular passion for solar home design. He was also an avid fly-fisherman and an accomplished archer. He served six years in the Navy and was present at the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the death of the five Sullivan brothers.
He is survived by his wife, Jeannette; his four children, Marvin (Mary) of Norfolk, Neb., Sharon (Dr. Fernie) Hampson of La Crosse, David (Karen Impola) of Cedar Falls, Iowa and Nancy Gibson of Fairfield, Iowa; nine grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Edwin of Grundy Center and Robert of Greeley, Colo.; and a sister, Bonnie Hulne of Grundy Center, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Harper and one grandchild, Mekila Maurice.
Memorial services will be Tuesday, Aug. 11, at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The body was cremated; there will be no visitation. Memorials may be directed to Cedar Valley United Way, UNICEF or the Unitarian Universalist Church.

Evelyn L. Bratberg
HOLMEN, Wis. - Evelyn L. Bratberg, 81, formerly of Holmen, died at the Onalaska Nursing Home Monday, Aug. 10, 1998. She was born May 6, 1917, at Holmen. She married Arthur M. Bratberg on April 17, 1940, and he preceded her in death in 1989.
She is survived by two daughters, Shirley (Vern) Dahl of Preston, Minn., and Elizabeth Daffinson of Onalaska; by a grandson, Michael (Cathy) Daffinson of Panama City, Fla.; and two great-grandsons. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a great-grandson.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Holmen Lutheran Church. The Reverend Charles Evavold will officiate. Burial will be in Greenmound Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Thursday from 1 p.m. until the time of service. The Dickinson Family Funeral Home, 525 McHugh Road, Holmen, assisted the family with the arrangements.

Sister Virgine Schladweiler, FSPA
Sister Virgine Schladweiler, Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration, 83, died Monday, Aug. 10, 1998, at Villa St. Joseph, La Crosse.
Sister Virgine was born to Joseph and Anna (Alber) Schladweiler on Dec. 23, 1914, at Plum City, Wis. She entered St. Rose Convent on Aug. 7, 1932. Ministering as a homemaker, she served for 48 years as a housekeeper and seamstress in parish convents in Cazenovia, Colby, Durand, Eau Claire, Genoa, Halder, Lima, Lyndon Station, Plum City and St. Joseph Home in La Crosse, Wis. She retired to St. Rose Convent in 1983, and to the Villa in 1998.
Sister Virgine is survived by her Franciscan Community; two sisters, Mrs. Marcella Parish of Durand, Wis., and Fort Collins, Colo., and Mr. and Mrs. Harris (LaVerl) Johnson of Mesa, Ariz., and Fort Collins, Colo.; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Betty Schladweiler of Menomonie, Wis., and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and one sister.
Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, when the body will be met at St. Rose Convent. A prayer service will be held Thursday, Aug. 13 at 7:15 p.m. Reverend John L. Parr, Diocese of La crosse, Office of Ministries, will preside at the Mass of Christian Burial in Mary of the Angels Chapel, St. Rose convent, on Friday, Aug. 14, at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, La Crosse. Memorials may be sent to Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, 912 Market Street, La Crosse, Wis. 54601-8800. The Blaschke Funeral Home of La Crosse is in charge of arrangements.

Allan `Al' D. Kateley
BLOOMINGTON - Allan ``Al'' D., age 70 of Bloomington, died on Aug. 10, 1998. He was born on Dec. 26, 1927 to Russell and Winefred Kateley in Sparta, Wis. Formerly of La Crosse, Wis.
Preceded in death by parents, three brothers, and two sisters. Survived by wife, Joanne, son David of Oklahoma; daughter, Diane Carter and husband, Kevin of Minneapolis; sister-in-law Martha Hermanson of La Crosse, Wis.; and nieces and nephews.
Graveside service on Friday, 1 p.m. at the Catholic Cemetery of La Crosse, Wis. Visitation on Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m. at the Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel, 6527 Portland Avenue, Richfield, Minn. In lieu of flowers memorials to the American Heart Association.

Mildred Catherine Mason
VIROQUA, Wis. - Mildred Catherine Mason, 87, of Viroqua, died on Tuesday morning, Aug. 11, 1998, at the Bethel Nursing Home, where she had been a resident since March 4, 1998. She was born in Vernon County on May 28, 1911, to Frithjof and Magda (Lokken) Fredrickson. On June 25, 1930, she married Thomas A. Mason in Viroqua. They farmed for several years prior to moving into Viroqua. She had worked as a clerk at Skundberg's Grocery in Westby, and at Cass Grocery and Northside Grocery in Viroqua. She was a member of the Viroqua Church of Christ, where she had taught Sunday school for over 25 years. She and her husband had served as sextons at the old Church of Christ. She was also a member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union and the Friendly Neighbors Homemakers.
She is survived by her husband, Tom; three daughters, Gloria Knapp of Denver, Iowa, and Mary (Arden) Thompson and Barbara (Gene) Anderson, both of Viroqua; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Eula Bolen and Freda Vance, both of Viroqua, and Irene (Virgil) Radloff of Apache Junction, Ariz.; four brothers, Daniel (Margaret) Fredrickson and Floyd Fredrickson, both of Viroqua, and Kenneth (Erma) Fredrickson and William (Beverly) Fredrickson, both of Waunakee, Wis.; one brother-in-law, Herman (Velma) Mason of Sparta; one sister-in-law, Elsie Sisbach of Westby; other relatives; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, David Eugene Mason; one grandson, Michael Lee Thompson; and one great-granddaughter, Melissa Thompson Edwards.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15, 1998, at the Viroqua Church of Christ, with Pastor Ron Ahlgren officiating. Burial will be in the Viroqua Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua, where a prayer service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friends may also call at the church on Saturday from noon until time of service.

Ralph Joseph `Joe' Haney
GALESVILLE, Wis. - Ralph Joseph ``Joe'' Haney, 49, of Galesville, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 1998, in Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse.
He was born Oct. 12, 1948, in Platteville, Wis., to Garfield and Helen (Robinson) Haney. Joe served in the U.S. Army, doing two tours of duty in Viet Nam. On July 3, 1986, he married Bonnie L. James in Galesville. For the past 19 years he was employed in La Crosse at Trane Company. Joe loved to hunt and fish.
Survivors are his wife of Galesville; three daughters, Jodi (Robert) Apodaca of Columbus, N.M., Tyra Blank and her friend Darrell Olson of Galesville, Lonnie (David) Bryant of T. or C. N.M.; a son, Robert Joseph (Susan) Grieve of Plymouth, Mass.; 11 grandchildren; his mother, Helen Mahlum of Galesville; and three brothers, William Haney of La Crosse, and Jim Haney and Ace Haney, both of Galesville. A sister preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday in Zion Lutheran Church, Galesville, with Rev. Arnold Flater officiating. Burial will be later in Buffalo City Cemetery, Buffalo City, Wis.
Friends may call at the Smith Mortuary, Galesville, today from 6 to 9 p.m., and Thursday at the church from 10 a.m. until services.

Dorothy A. Stromstad
DE SOTO, Wis - Dorothy A. Stromstad, 83, of De Soto, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1998, in Bethany St. Joseph Health Care Center, La Crosse. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Larson Funeral Home, De Soto.

Lucille (Sidie) Athnos
VIROQUA, Wis. - Lucille (Sidie) Athnos, 66, of Viroqua, died Monday, Aug. 10, 1998, in Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, in the Vosseteig Funeral Home, Westby. Burial will be in Viroqua Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, and after 10 a.m. Saturday, both at the funeral home.

James W. `Digger' Dagendesh
LA CRESCENT, Minn. - James W. ``Digger'' Dagendesh, 64, of rural La Crescent, Minn., died, following a long battle with cancer, on Monday, Aug. 10, 1998, at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse. He was born on Sept. 25, 1933, in La Crosse, to Joseph and Helen (Juan) Dagendesh. He served with the U.S. Navy from 1955 until 1957, and married Janet Terpstra on July 18, 1959, in La Crosse. He worked for the G. Heileman Brewery in La Crosse for 44 years and retired in 1995. He was a member of Brewery Workers Local 1081 IBT, La Crosse. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
In addition to his wife, Janet, he is survived by a daughter, Jennifer (David) Walter of La Crescent; two sons, Jeffrey (Lori) of La Crosse and Joel (Molly) of Jacksonville, Fla.; and four grandchildren, Adam, Melissa, John and Kayla Dagendesh. He was preceded in death by a half brother, Robert Juan.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 15, 1998, at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crescent. The Rev. Lawrence B. Berger will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery in Hokah, Minn. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and again on Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

Gary Snoeyenbos
ARCADIA, Wis. - Gary Snoeyenbos, 51, of Arcadia, died Monday, Aug. 10, 1998, in Methodist Hospital, Rochester, Minn. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday in the Wozney Funeral Home Chapel, Arcadia. Burial will be at a later date. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Gary's family respectfully asks that memorials be directed to the Arcadia Public Library or to the Franciscan Skemp Healthcare/ Arcadia Campus.

Elvera I. Rentz
ROCKLAND, Wis. - Elvera I. Rentz, 80, of Rockland, died Tuesday morning, Aug. 11, 1998, at Rolling Hills Nursing Home, Sparta.
She is survived by her husband, Hugo; three daughters, Anna (David) Janusheske of Angelo, Wilma (Marvin) Hesse of Bangor, and Alice Horstman of Bangor; three sons, William (Shirley) Rentz of Angelo, Walter (Marcia) Rentz of Rockland and Allen (Vicky) Rentz of Bangor; 19 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Page-Smith Funeral Home, Sparta, with Rev. Luther Larson officiating. Burial will be in the Burns Cemetery, Bangor.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Friday from 8 a.m. until the time of service.

Sister Virgine Schladweiler, FSPA
Sister Virgine Schladweiler, Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration, 83, died Monday, Aug. 10, 1998, at Villa St. Joseph, La Crosse.
Sister Virgine was born to Joseph and Anna (Alber) Schladweiler on Dec. 23, 1914, at Plum City, Wis. She entered St. Rose Convent on Aug. 7, 1932. Ministering as a homemaker, she served for 48 years as a housekeeper and seamstress in parish convents in Cazenovia, Colby, Durand, Eau Claire, Genoa, Halder, Lima, Lyndon Station, Plum City and St. Joseph Home in La Crosse, Wis. She retired to St. Rose Convent in 1983, and to the Villa in 1998.
Sister Virgine is survived by her Franciscan Community; two sisters, Mrs. Marcella Parish of Durand, Wis., and Fort Collins, Colo., and Mr. and Mrs. Harris (LaVerl) Johnson of Mesa, Ariz., and Fort Collins, Colo.; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Betty Schladweiler of Menomonie, Wis., and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and one sister.
Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, when the body will be met at St. Rose Convent. A prayer service will be held Thursday, Aug. 13 at 7:15 p.m. Reverend John L. Parr, Diocese of La crosse, Office of Ministries, will preside at the Mass of Christian Burial in Mary of the Angels Chapel, St. Rose convent, on Friday, Aug. 14, at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, La Crosse. Memorials may be sent to Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, 912 Market Street, La Crosse, Wis. 54601-8800. The Blaschke Funeral Home of La Crosse is in charge of arrangements.

Allan `Al' D. Kateley
BLOOMINGTON - Allan ``Al'' D., age 70 of Bloomington, died on Aug. 10, 1998. He was born on Dec. 26, 1927 to Russell and Winefred Kateley in Sparta, Wis. Formerly of La Crosse, Wis.
Preceded in death by parents, three brothers, and two sisters. Survived by wife, Joanne, son David of Oklahoma; daughter, Diane Carter and husband, Kevin of Minneapolis; sister-in-law Martha Hermanson of La Crosse, Wis.; and nieces and nephews.
Graveside service on Friday, 1 p.m. at the Catholic Cemetery of La Crosse, Wis. Visitation on Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m. at the Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel, 6527 Portland Avenue, Richfield, Minn. In lieu of flowers memorials to the American Heart Association.

Mildred Catherine Mason
VIROQUA, Wis. - Mildred Catherine Mason, 87, of Viroqua, died on Tuesday morning, Aug. 11, 1998, at the Bethel Nursing Home, where she had been a resident since March 4, 1998. She was born in Vernon County on May 28, 1911, to Frithjof and Magda (Lokken) Fredrickson. On June 25, 1930, she married Thomas A. Mason in Viroqua. They farmed for several years prior to moving into Viroqua. She had worked as a clerk at Skundberg's Grocery in Westby, and at Cass Grocery and Northside Grocery in Viroqua. She was a member of the Viroqua Church of Christ, where she had taught Sunday school for over 25 years. She and her husband had served as sextons at the old Church of Christ. She was also a member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union and the Friendly Neighbors Homemakers.
She is survived by her husband, Tom; three daughters, Gloria Knapp of Denver, Iowa, and Mary (Arden) Thompson and Barbara (Gene) Anderson, both of Viroqua; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Eula Bolen and Freda Vance, both of Viroqua, and Irene (Virgil) Radloff of Apache Junction, Ariz.; four brothers, Daniel (Margaret) Fredrickson and Floyd Fredrickson, both of Viroqua, and Kenneth (Erma) Fredrickson and William (Beverly) Fredrickson, both of Waunakee, Wis.; one brother-in-law, Herman (Velma) Mason of Sparta; one sister-in-law, Elsie Sisbach of Westby; other relatives; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, David Eugene Mason; one grandson, Michael Lee Thompson; and one great-granddaughter, Melissa Thompson Edwards.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15, 1998, at the Viroqua Church of Christ, with Pastor Ron Ahlgren officiating. Burial will be in the Viroqua Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua, where a prayer service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friends may also call at the church on Saturday from noon until time of service.

Ralph Joseph `Joe' Haney
GALESVILLE, Wis. - Ralph Joseph ``Joe'' Haney, 49, of Galesville, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 1998, in Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse.
He was born Oct. 12, 1948, in Platteville, Wis., to Garfield and Helen (Robinson) Haney. Joe served in the U.S. Army, doing two tours of duty in Viet Nam. On July 3, 1986, he married Bonnie L. James in Galesville. For the past 19 years he was employed in La Crosse at Trane Company. Joe loved to hunt and fish.
Survivors are his wife of Galesville; three daughters, Jodi (Robert) Apodaca of Columbus, N.M., Tyra Blank and her friend Darrell Olson of Galesville, Lonnie (David) Bryant of T. or C. N.M.; a son, Robert Joseph (Susan) Grieve of Plymouth, Mass.; 11 grandchildren; his mother, Helen Mahlum of Galesville; and three brothers, William Haney of La Crosse, and Jim Haney and Ace Haney, both of Galesville. A sister preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday in Zion Lutheran Church, Galesville, with Rev. Arnold Flater officiating. Burial will be later in Buffalo City Cemetery, Buffalo City, Wis.
Friends may call at the Smith Mortuary, Galesville, today from 6 to 9 p.m., and Thursday at the church from 10 a.m. until services.

Dorothy A. Stromstad
DE SOTO, Wis - Dorothy A. Stromstad, 83, of De Soto, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1998, in Bethany St. Joseph Health Care Center, La Crosse. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Larson Funeral Home, De Soto.

Lucille (Sidie) Athnos
VIROQUA, Wis. - Lucille (Sidie) Athnos, 66, of Viroqua, died Monday, Aug. 10, 1998, in Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, in the Vosseteig Funeral Home, Westby. Burial will be in Viroqua Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, and after 10 a.m. Saturday, both at the funeral home.

James W. `Digger' Dagendesh
LA CRESCENT, Minn. - James W. ``Digger'' Dagendesh, 64, of rural La Crescent, Minn., died, following a long battle with cancer, on Monday, Aug. 10, 1998, at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse. He was born on Sept. 25, 1933, in La Crosse, to Joseph and Helen (Juan) Dagendesh. He served with the U.S. Navy from 1955 until 1957, and married Janet Terpstra on July 18, 1959, in La Crosse. He worked for the G. Heileman Brewery in La Crosse for 44 years and retired in 1995. He was a member of Brewery Workers Local 1081 IBT, La Crosse. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
In addition to his wife, Janet, he is survived by a daughter, Jennifer (David) Walter of La Crescent; two sons, Jeffrey (Lori) of La Crosse and Joel (Molly) of Jacksonville, Fla.; and four grandchildren, Adam, Melissa, John and Kayla Dagendesh. He was preceded in death by a half brother, Robert Juan.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 15, 1998, at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crescent. The Rev. Lawrence B. Berger will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery in Hokah, Minn. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and again on Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

Naomi Bartz Fiedler
TULSA, Okla. - Naomi Bartz Fiedler, 86, passed away in Tulsa, Okla., on Monday, Aug. 10, 1998. Mrs. Fiedler was born on May 31, 1912, in Wilton, Wis., the only child of Anna Marie Splett Bartz and Gustav E. Bartz, and grew up there. In 1932 she married Thomas Cameron Fiedler of Seymore, Wis. They lived for 30 years in Madison, Wis., where Mr. Fiedler worked as an engineer for AT&T and Wisconsin Bell Telephone Company.
After retiring, the Fiedlers lived during the summers at their home on Lake Kentuck, near Eagle River, Wis., and wintered in the south, including Tulsa Okla., where Mr. Fiedler passed away after a long illness in 1981. Mrs. Fiedler moved to Nokomis, Fla. and lived there until 1997, when she returned to Tulsa.
She is survived by two daughters, Dr. Judith A. Finn and Frances C. Piper, both of Tulsa, Okla.; and four grandchildren, Kirstin Finn Schwandt, M.S., of Bloomington, Ind., and Arikka Finn, Laurel Piper, and Andrew Piper, all of Tulsa.
Funeral services will be held at Roselawn Memorial Gardens Chapel in Madison, Wis., at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15. Memorials may be sent to the Organ Fund at Fellowship Lutheran Church, Tulsa, Okla.

Thomas F. Lindemann
ELROY/HILLSBORO, Wis. - Thomas F. Lindemann, Jr., 55, of Elroy and formerly of Hillsboro, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1998 at his residence from an apparent heart attack. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, in St. Paul's Evengelical Lutheran Church, Hillsboro. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.Thursday, at the Picha Funeral Home, Elroy and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, at the church.

J. Allan Wiles
COCHRANE, Wis. - J. Allan Wiles, 91, of Cochrane, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1998, in his home. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Friday in Buffalo City Cemetery. There will be no visitation. The J.S. Wozney Funeral Chapel of Cochrane is in charge of the arrangements.

Dorothy Augusta Stromstad
DE SOTO, Wis. - Dorothy Augusta Stromstad, 83, of De Soto, died Tuesday morning, Aug. 11, 1998, at Bethany St. Joseph Health Care Center in La Crosse. She was born at De Soto on July 28, 1915, to Will and Lena (Stager) Kumlin. She attended Sunnyside School and graduated from Central High School in La Crosse in 1934. Dorothy was employed 10 years at Lutheran Hospital and 33 years at WWTC, retiring in 1972. She married Neal Stromstad on July 29, 1960. He preceded her in death in 1977. Dorothy was a lifelong member of De Soto Lutheran Church, and was also a member of the W-ELCA and the Faith Circle.
Survivors include one brother, Merlin (Vada) of De Soto; two sisters, Vera Sallander of LaCrosse and Elaine Slack of rural Viroqua; one sister-in-law, Margarethe Kumlin of Willernie, Minn.; a stepson, Bruce (Yoon) Stromstad and a stepgranddaughter, Tammy, of Danville, Calif; a special friend, Dell Wehrs of La Crosse; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her mother in 1972; a brother, Vernon in 1983; her father in 1992; and a nephew, LaVern Kumlin in 1974.
She touched many lives - Blessed be her memory.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 15, 1998 at 10:30 a.m. at De Soto Lutheran Church. Pastor Paul Finger will officiate, with burial in the Walnut Mound Cemetery at Retreat. Friends may call on Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m., with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service, at the Larson Funeral Home in De Soto. Friends may also call after 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at the church. Memorials may be directed to the De Soto Lutheran Church Stained Glass Window Fund or the American Cancer Society.

Sidney C. Boldt
LA CRESCENT, Minn. - Sidney C. Boldt, 82, of La Crescent, Minn., died on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 1998, at the Franciscan Skemp Healthcare Medical Center. He was born in rural Houston, Minn., on Aug. 6, 1916, to Gustave and Lydia (Krage) Boldt. Sidney was a member of the South Ridge United Methodist Church and had a deep love of farming, having farmed his entire life on South Ridge.
He is survived by his nieces and a nephew. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Sylvia Beckman, and two brothers, Herb and Harvey.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 15 at 1 p.m. from the South Ridge United Methodist Church. The Rev. Paul Kobi will officiate. Burial will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery. Friends may call at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crescent on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m., and again at the church on Saturday from noon until the time of services.

Theodore K. Olson
WARRENS, Wis. - Theodore K. Olson, 86, of Warrens, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1998, in Rolling Hills Nursing Home, Sparta. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Ninneman-Steele Funeral Home, Tomah. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

William C. Rattle
SPARTA/WARRENS, Wis. - William C. Rattle, 83, of Sparta and formerly of Warrens, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 1998, in Rolling Hills Nursing Home, Sparta. A funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Friday in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Tomah. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call from 5 to 8 p.m. today, with a 7:30 p.m. parish rosary, at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, Tomah; and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Friday at the church.

Huldah M. Bailey
SOLDIERS GROVE, Wis. - Huldah M. Bailey, 89, entered eternal rest at Sannes Skogdalen Nursing Home, Soldiers Grove on Wednesday Aug. 12, 1998, following a brief illness. She was born May 6, 1909, in Barnum, Wis. the daughter of Daniel and Laura (Shaw) Clark. On April 23, 1927, she was united in marriage with Carroll Bailey in Beloit. Together they farmed in Crawford and Richland Counties. Huldah enjoyed quilting and embroidery. She was a member of Pleasant Ridge Missionary. She lived at Ridgeview Commons in Richland Center for 10 years.
Survivors include one son, Gordon (Myrna) Bailey, Richland Center; two daughter-in-laws, Norma Bailey, Soldiers Grove, and Blanche Bailey, Beloit; two sister-in-laws, Ethel Faith, Beloit, and Mabel Bailey, Janesville; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Carroll in 1985, three sons, Darrold in 1980, Duane in 1983, and Clarence in 1992; daughter-in-law Frieda Bailey in 1991; and eight brothers, and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 15, 1998, at the Pratt Memorial Chapel, Richland Center. Pastors Hubert Groves amd Clyde Ham will co officiate. Burial will be in the Pratt Memorial Chapel on Friday evening, Aug. 14, 1998, from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to Sannes Skogdalen Nursing Home in Soldiers Grove. Pratt Funeral Service assisted the family with arrangements.

Wilhelm H.`Bill' Oelke
LA CROSSE - Wilhelm H.``Bill'' Oelke, 69, of La Crosse died Tuesday Aug. 11, 1998, from a traffic accident. He was born in La Crosse on June 11, 1929 to Frank and Alivina (Helke) Oelke. He married Bernice Stellick on May 5, 1951, at Stoddard. Bill was a farmer, carpenter, and musician. He ran the Party Barn on the farm for 20 years.
He played with Syl Liebl and Jolly Swiss Boys for 35 years and with Brian and Miss Valley Dutchman for seven years with whom he performed at The Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. in 1991, the Gemiitlich's, his own band, and many others through the past years. He played and sang at many of the area nursing homes. He was most remembered for his love of singing German songs. He sang with the Octoberfest Singers for many years.
He was a life long member of Concordia Aid, active president of Shelby Aid and a member of Moose Lodge of La Crosse. Bill was an active blood donor and delivered meals on wheels. He and Bernice read meters for Vernon Electric and worked as a volunteer for Carroll Heights. He enjoyed working around the church fixing things, mowing, and other jobs to be done. In his later years he enjoyed cutting iron.
He is survived by his wife Bernice; one daughter Nancy (Tom) Langen of La Crescent; three sons John (Jeanie) of La Crescent, Darrell (Karie) and Robert (Shari) both of Coon Valley; five grandchildren Jeffrey and Christopher Langen, Jolene and Justin Oelke, and Andrea Oelke. He is preceded in death by his parents, one sister Vernelgene Dowiasch.
Funeral services will be held Friday Aug. 14, 1998, at 11 a.m. at Trinity United Church of Christ, south La Crosse on hwy. 14. The Rev. Wayne T. Lura, Sr. will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Family and friends may call at the church today from 5 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested. Bill was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. The Woodruff Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Adeline `Ade' Clement
Adeline ``Ade'' Clement, 65, of French Island, Wis., died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 1998, at her home. She was born on Oct. 17, 1932, on the family farm on St. Mary's Ridge in Monroe County, to William and Catherine (Muellenberg) Hericks. She attended grade school on St. Mary's Ridge and graduated from Aquinas High School in 1951. She married Robert Clement on Nov. 2, 1957.
After high school, she worked at S & M Supply and at Wettstein's. In 1965, she and her husband purchased Elfman Marine, which they owned and operated until 1984. During their retirement they enjoyed traveling and many outdoor activities together, and their grandchildren. Ade also started bowling again, and took up the game of golf. Many a day was spent on a golf course with her best friends.
She is survived by her husband, Bob; two daughters and two sons, Ruth (Steve) Dunn of Keller, Texas, Jim Clement of Holmen, Wis., Mary (Randy) Mickelson of Stoddard, Wis., and Tom (Tania) Clement of Sylvania, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Eric Dunn, Andy, Spencer and Jan Clement, and Katy, Hannah and Rachel Mickelson; three sisters, Hilda (Everett) Strozinsky of Tomah, Wis., Dorothy Brieske, Bernice (Herb) Selbrede of Sparta, Wis.; one brother, Walter (Betty) Hericks of Norwalk, Wis.; one sister-in-law, Mary (Richard) Barrett of Melrose, Wis.; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and two sisters.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 10:30 a.m. at St. James the Less Catholic Church. Rev. Roger Scheckel will officiate, with burial to be in the French Island Cemetery. Friends are invited to call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Blaschke Funeral Home, 401 West Ave. So., La Crosse. Friends are also invited to call at the church on Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of services.
Memorials are requested to Gundersen Lutheran Hospice at 811 Monitor St., La Crosse, Wis. 54603.


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