|John Robert ``Bozo'' Eastman
John Robert `Bozo' Eastman
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. - John Robert ``Bozo'' Eastman, 48, of Prairie
du Chien died suddenly Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1998, at Memorial Hospital in
Prairie du Chien of an apparent heart attack.
Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday in St. Gabriel's Church
with burial in Calvary Cemetery, both in Prairie du Chien.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in the Thornburg-Hanson Funeral
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WAUKON, Iowa - Larry Keane, 83, of Waukon and formerly of Harpers Ferry,
Iowa, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1998, at the Veterans Memorial Hospital,
Waukon. He was born Sept. 29, 1914.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today in St. Ann's-St. Joseph's
Catholic Church, Harpers Ferry. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Catholic
Cemetery, Paint Rock, rural Harpers Ferry.
Friends may call one hour prior to services today in the church.
The Hanson Funeral Home of Waukon is in charge of arrangements.
Cecila T. Eustice
Cecelia T. Eustice, age 87, of La Crosse died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1998,
at Franciscan Skemp Medical Center, La Crosse.
She was born Jan. 8, 1911, in Clark County, Wis., To John and Mary
(Benesh) Babler. She married Frank R. Eustice in La Crosse on Dec. 2, 1939,
Cecelia graduated with a B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison
in 1932. She worked as a social worker in Madison for several years. After
moving to La Crosse, she became very active in volunteer work throughout
the area. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. She was the
best grandma in the whole world.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Mary
T. (Dennis) Kibler of Waterloo, Wis., and Ann C. (Harley) Wenzel of Allentown,
Wis.; by a son, Francis J. (Mary) Eustice of Sun Prairie, Wis.; by 11 grandchildren
and one great-grandchild. Three brothers preceded her in death.
A Memorial Mass will be held Friday, Aug. 21, at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity
Catholic Church. The Reverend Lawrence Berger will officiate.
Dickinson Family Funeral Home of La Crosse is assisting the family
Muriel C. Foss
HOUSTON, Minn. - Muriel Foss, 82, Houston, Minn., died Aug. 19, 1998,
in Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse.
She was boirn Oct. 17, 1915, the youngest child of John and Serene
Marie (Johnson) Foss.
She taught physical education at South St. Paul High School for 22
years prior to her retirement in 1976. Besides her teaching, Muriel coached
many young people in a variety of sports. She was a natural athlete, an
accomplished musician, a competitive golfer, an avid bridge partner of
the ``Nice Ladies'' Club - but most of all - a loved ``adopted'' mother,
grandmother, aunt and wonderful friend. She is a member of Cross of Christ
Lutheran Church in Houston.
Muriel is survived by family and friends including her older sister,
Charlotte Feuerstein, Madison, Wis.; sister-in-law, Lylas Foss, New Braunfels,
Texas; nieces, Mary (John) Laub, Madison, and Cynthia (Bobby) Gass, San
Antonio, Texas; nephews, Jim Feuerstein, San Antonio, Texas, and Charles
(Betty) Cordes and family, Winona, Minn.; and two grand nephews. She is
further survived by her special friends, Christine (Steve) Rischene and
family, Craig (Debbie) Kellstrom and family, Charles (Jennifer) Kellstrom,
Roxanne Flatten and Nikki, and Dorothy Mueller, all of Houston.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister and brother-in-law,
Grace and Mel Cordes; her brother, Anton ``Tony'' Foss; her best friend,
Betty Kellstrom; and her terrier companion, ``Dogee.''
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 22, at 11 a.m. at Cross
of Christ Lutheran Church, Houston.
Friends may call Friday, Aug. 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hoff Funeral
Home, Houston Chapel, Hwy. 16 E. Cedar.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cross of Christ Lutheran
Church or the South St. Paul Education Foundation, 104 Fifth Avenue S.,
So. St. Paul, Minn., 55075.
Delbert ``Flash'' A. Nelson
ONALASKA, Wis. - Delbert ``Flash'' A. Nelson, 70, died at the Franciscan
Skemp Medical Center on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1998.
He was born at the Lutheran Hospital, in La Crosse, on Sept. 2, 1927,
to Newell and Agnes (Bersing) Nelson. He married Gloria (Gee) on June 9,
1951, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in West Salem.
Delbert was in the Air Force from 1945 until 1947. He was employed
by the Borden Company and the State of Wisconsin. Delbert, his wife and
children had owned and operated Nelson's A and W in Hixton, Wis., for a
number of years. He liked to play cards, especially cribbage.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria; a son, Greg (Addy) Nelson of Onalaska;
two daughters, Valerie Nelson of Hampton, Va., and Vicky Struznik of Butte,
Mont.; four grandchildren, Brooke and Noah Nelson, Eddie and Steven Struznik;
two brothers, Newell J. (Linda) Nelson, Jr., and Paul (Hope) Nelson, both
of West Bend, Wis.; one aunt, Mabel Ellison of California; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a twin brother, his parents and grandparents.
Funeral services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the Dickinson Family Funeral
Home, 401 Main St., Onalaska. The Dr. Reverend Dennis Johnson will officiate
and burial will be in the Onalaska Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 7 until 9 p.m.
and on Friday from noon until the services.
Emma M. Kohlwey
ONALASKA, Wis. - Emma M. Kohlwey, 96, of Onalaska, died on Thursday,
Aug. 20, 1998, at St. Francis Nursing Home. Funeral arrangements tentatively
set for Monday will be announced by the Dickinson Family Funeral Home of
Leo W. Craig
MINDORO, Wis. - Leo W. Craig, 84, Mindoro, died in his home on Thursday,
Aug. 20, 1998. Services announced later by Fossum Funeral Home, Bangor.
WARSAW, Ind. - Agnes Lakey, 86, of 211 N. Park Ave., Warsaw, Ind.,
died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1998, in Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw, Ind. She
was born Jan. 6, 1912, in Blair, Wis. to Elert Nelson and Josephine Quaminne.
She has resided in Warsaw, Ind. since 1951. Agnes married Lyle Lakey Oct.
13, 1940, in Blair, Wis. She was a homemaker and member at Redeemer Lutheran
Church, Warsaw, Ind. and the American Legion Auxiliary.
She is survived by her husband, Lyle Lakey of Warsaw, Ind.; daughter,
Lillian Tschantz, Warsaw, Ind.; son, Lyle W. Lakey, Jr. of Warsaw, Ind.;
three sisters, Bertha Pearson of Deerpark, Wash., Ruth Stillie of Goshen,
Ind. and Anna Arneson of Ettrick, Wis.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at McHatton-Sadler Funeral
Chapel, Warsaw, Ind. Pastor Gerald Yoder will officiate. Burial in Oakwood
Cemetery, Warsaw, Ind. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral
chapel. Memorials preferred to Alzheimer's Support Group of Warsaw or Church
of God Youth Group.
Josephine `Jo' Gunhilda Arnetveit
VIROQUA, Wis. - Josephine ``Jo'' Gunhilda Arnetveit, 95, died on Wednesday
evening, Aug. 19, 1998, at the Bethel Nursing Home in Viroqua, where she
had been a resident since June 1994. She was born in Soldiers Grove in
Crawford County on July 15, 1903, to Peter and Lizzie (Hanson) Dregne.
She was the second oldest of ten children. She was baptized and confirmed
at the Franklin Lutheran Church and on Aug. 11, 1928, she married Isaac
``Ike'' Arnetveit. They lived in Viroqua most of their married life and
he died on Jan. 3, 1994.
She was a devoted member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and until recent
years was very active in her circle and ELCW. She also was an active member
of the Rebeccas, Women's Relief Corps, Homemakers, Bethel Home Auxiliary,
Senior Citizens and a charter member of the Sons of Norway.
She is survived by three sons, Kenneth (Donna) of Viroqua, Donald of
Middleton, Stanley (Kathleen) of Green Lake; five grandchildren, Terri
(Tim) Ebert, Brian, Kristin and Erick Arnetveit, Teresa (Rob) Rohloff and
many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by one sister, Louise (Marcellus)
Sherry; two brothers, Alvin (Helen) Dregne, Irvin Dregne; and three sisters-in-law,
Della Dregne, Helen Dregne and Lorraine Dregne, all of Viroqua. She was
also preceded in death by two sisters, Norine Tollefson and Helen Wee and
four brothers, Clarence, Alfred, Raymond and Lloyd Dregne.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 23, 1998,
at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Viroqua with Rev. Dr. Steven Fossum
officiating. Burial will be in the Viroqua Cemetery. Friends may call at
the church on Sunday after 12:30 p.m. The Thorson Funeral Home of Viroqua
is serving the family.
Herbert H. Giraud
SPARTA, Wis. - Herbert H. Giraud, 84, of 12850 County Trunk B, Sparta,
died Thursday, Aug. 20, 1998, at Rolling Hills Rehabilitation Center, Sparta.
He is survived by his wife, Olive of Sparta; a son, Sherwin (Anita)
Giraud of Sparta; three grandchildren, Lisa (Todd) Gordon of Onalaska,
Debra (Dale) Brandt of Cataract, Randy (Kim) Giraud of Sparta; seven great-grandchildren,
Ashlee and Dustin Gordon, Jordan and Jacob Brandt, Nicholas, Schanelle
and Randall Giraud; two sisters, Mrs. Helen (Otto) Synner and Mrs. Louise
Vieregge, both of Sparta.
He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Lanham-Kann Funeral
Home, Sparta, with Reverend David Carlson officiating. Burial will be in
the Woodlawn Cemetery, Sparta.
Friends may call at the Lanham-Kann Funeral Home after 5 p.m. on Friday
and on Saturday from 8 a.m. until the time of services.
Veronica M. Shulka
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. - Veronica M. Shulka, 68, of Prairie du Chien,
Wis., died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1998, at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be today at 2 p.m. at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church,
with burial in the Calvary Cemetery, both in Prairie du Chien, Wis. Friends
may call at the church at the time of services. The Garrity Funeral Home
of Prairie du Chien, Wis., is assisting the family.
WAUKON, Iowa - Milton Hanson, 96, of Waukon, Iowa, passed away on Thursday,
Aug. 20, 1998, at Waukon Good Samaritan Center after a lingering illness.
He was born Feb. 17, 1902. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at
Hanson's Funeral Home, Waukon, Iowa. Burial in Oakland Cemetery, Waukon,
Iowa. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.
William `Billy' Dick
GALESVILLE, Wis. - William ``Billy'' Dick, 26, of Galesville, died
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1998, in his home.
He was born Aug. 15, 1972, to William and Marilyn (Johnson) Dick in
La Crosse, Wis. He attended area schools.
On June 18, 1994, Billy married Tammy (Erbe) in Onalaska, Wis. They
both moved back to Galesville.
Billy was employed by Ashley Industries as a Quality Control Supervisor
in the Upholstery Department.
Billy is survived by his wife; one daughter, Kayla Marie of Galesville;
his parents, William (Marilyn) of Galesville; one sister, Lori (Jerry)
Kramer of Galesville; one brother, Todd (Cindy) of Indianapolis, Ind.;
paternal grandmother, Mildred Dick of Ettrick; a nephew, Donavon; and two
nieces, Corrin and Mackenzie.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents; paternal grandfather;
and an aunt.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, 1998, at Zion
Lutheran Church in Galesville. Revs. Arnold Flater and Dr. R. Steven Krueger
will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Bridget's Cemetery in Ettrick,
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Smith Mortuary in Galesville
and from 9 a.m. until services at the church on Saturday.
Bernadette ``Bernie'' Stellick
Bernadette ``Bernie'' Stellick, 79, of La Crosse, died Wednesday, Aug.
19, 1998, at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center. She was born April
30, 1919, in Auburn Township, Chippewa County, Wis. to Joseph and Mary
(Knetz) Bleskacck. Bernie graduated from St. Francis School of Nursing
in La Crosse as a Registered Nurse. On Sept. 11, 1944, she married Donald
F. Stellick at Fort McCoy, Wis. He preceded her in death on Nov. 17, 1966.
Bernie worked at St. Francis Hospital and then for many years at Lutheran
Hospital as a Registered Nurse retiring in 1984. Bernie was a member of
Holy Trinity Catholic Church and was a loving mother and grandmother, she
will be deeply missed by her family and those who knew her.
She is survived by two daughters, Jean Stellick of Milwaukee, Wis.
and Barb (Rod) Newhouse of La Crescent, Minn.; three sons, Richard (Mary)
Stellick of Hilbert, Wis., Jerry (Starla) Stellick of Mindoro, Wis. and
Steven Stellick of La Crosse; four grandchildren, Sara, Susan, Jeff and
Ryan Stellick; two sisters, Janet (Patrick) Brick of Chippewa Falls, Wis.
and Ellie (Chuck) Novak of Fond du Lac, Wis.; one brother, Sylvan (Elsie)
Bleskacek of Bloomer, Wis.; along with many nieces and nephews. In addition
to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, Aug. 24, 1998, at
11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Rev. Lawrence B. Berger officiating.
Burial will follow in Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call at the Schumacher-Kish
Funeral Home of La Crosse on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. and again on Monday
from 10 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. A Christian Prayer Service will be held on
Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be sent to Holy
Trinity Catholic Church.
From Mom, To Everyone: ``Bless Your Heart.''
Gertrude (Gertie) Piepmeyer
GENOA, Wis. - Gertrude (Gertie) Piepmeyer, 79, of rural Genoa, died
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1998, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center. She was
born Sept. 5, 1918, in Comprachtschutz, Germany to Josef and Marie (Schemainda)
Bromma. Gertie came to the U.S. in 1952, and married Eugene D. Piepmeyer
Aug. 8, 1953, in Racine, Wis. She and Gene owned and operated Gene and
Gertie's Resort located south of Genoa on Hwy. 35 for 28 years.
She is survived by her husband, Eugene, former postmaster of Genoa;
nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Lavern Chernovski of Racine, Arlene
(Bob) Akerlund of Ontonagon, Mich., Judy (Robert) Berger of Beaver Creek,
Ohio. She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Anna; brothers,
Joseph and Celsus.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 22, 1998, at 11 a.m. at
St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Stoddard. The Rev. Russell Kloehn
will officiate and burial will be in the new church cemetery. Family and
friends may call at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of service.
Memorials may be given to St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church. Woodruff
Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Lorraine A. Anderson
BLAIR, Wis./ETTRICK, Wis. - Lorraine A. Anderson, 78, of Blair, Wis.,
died on Thursday, Aug. 20, 1998, in the Tri-County Memorial Nursing Home
in Whitehall, Wis.
Lorraine was born on Dec. 12, 1919, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Julius
and Beatrice (Wright) Herried. She attended the Franklin Elementary School.
Lorraine married Roy Edwin Anderson on Oct. 11, 1938, in Iowa. He preceded
her in death in April of 1972.
Mrs. Anderson is survived by four sons, Jerry (Rosemary), Calvin (Janice)
and Darrell (Rita) Anderson, all of Franklin, Wis. and Randy (Mari) Anderson
of North Bend, Wis.; a daughter, Judy (Wallace) Crivitz of rural Hegg,
Wis.; three brothers, Ardell (Gloria) Herried of Whitehall, Wis., Leonard
Herried of Ettrick, Wis. and Larry (Kaye) Herried of New London, Wis.;
three sisters, Delores Brenengen of Ettrick, Wis., Leatrice Olson of Rib
Lake, Wis. and Ruby Olson of Taylor, Wis.; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, Lorraine was preceded in death
by three brothers; her twin Lawrence and Vernon and Clayton.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, Aug. 24, 1998, at 1:30 p.m.
in the South Beaver Creek Lutheran Church with burial in the church cemetery,
both in rural Ettrick, Wis. Rev. John Ashland will officiate.
Visitation will be Sunday, Aug. 23, 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 Monday.
Alfred D. `Babe' Harnish, Jr.
Alfred D. ``Babe'' Harnish, Jr., 74, of La Crosse, died at his home
on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1998. He was born on Sept. 15, 1923, in La Crosse
to Alfred and Ragna (Johnson) Harnish. Babe was a World War II Army Veteran
having served with the 106th Infantry Division. He was a member of the
National Members of Prisoners of War, a member of Gittens-Leidel American
Legion Post 595 of La Crescent, Minn. for 54 years and served as head of
the Post 595 Color Guard until the time of his illness. He worked for Allis
Chalmers of La Crosse for many years and was a past financial officer of
the United Auto Workers Union Local 401. Babe later worked for Continental
Can Co. of La Crosse. He retired in 1987. Babe continued to be very active
in the labor movement. He was a member of the International Association
of Machinists Local Lodge 1115, La Crosse and was past Chairman of their
Negotiating Committee. At the time of his death he was serving as President
of Local Lodge 1115 as well as President of District Lodge 66 of the I.A.M.
Babe was Vice-President of the Board for the La Crosse Union Herald and
he was an Executive Board member of the La Crosse A.F. of L.-C.I.O. Council.
He also served as a member of the Mayor's Council For The Working Poor
Committee and was a member of the Wisconsin Senior Citizens Council. Babe
was a past Labor Day Parade Marshall and served as the Labor Representative
of the La Crosse United Way.
Babe is survived by his partner in life, Mary Vauk; two daughters,
Cynthia Harnish of Oshkosh, Wis. and Beth Harnish of La Crosse; two sons,
Thomas and his wife, Sherry Holt of La Crosse and John and his wife, Kim
of Coon Valley, Wis.; seven grandchildren, Robby Harnish, Carlie and Jared
Harnish, Shaena and Zachary Friedman and Chaun and Jake Hoff; special friends,
Ron and Carla Vauk and their children, Sarah and Kari of Spicer, Minn.;
his former wife, Lorraine Harnish of La Crosse; a sister, Gloria (Roland
``Babe'') Rieber of La Crosse; a brother, James (Dorothy) Harnisch of Onalaska,
Wis.; a sister-in-law, Reca Harnish of Marshalltown, Iowa and his pet dog,
Jo-Jo. He was preceded in death by a sister, Farold Norton and a brother,
Babe is remembered for his wonderful stories, his laughter, his smile
and his genuine compassion for people.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22, 1998,
at Trinity Lutheran Church in La Crosse. The Rev. Ted A. Dewald will officiate.
Burial with Military Honors conducted by American Legion Post 595, will
be in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral
Home of La Crosse on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. and at the church on Saturday
from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, the family
requests, memorials be directed to the Gundersen Lutheran Hospice Program
or to the American Cancer Society.
WHITTIER, Calif. - Ethel Pierce, 90, of Whittier, Calif., died Monday,
Aug. 24, 1998, at the Specialty Hospital in La Mirada, Calif. Funeral services
will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the White Funeral Home, Tomah. Burial
will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery, Tomah. Friends may call from 4
p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday night at the funeral home. Friends may also call
from 10 a.m. until the time of services Saturday in the funeral home.
Russell D. Flick
De Soto, Wis. - Russesll D. Flick, 61, of R.1 De Soto, died Monday,
Aug. 24, 1998, in his home. He was born Nov. 24, 1936, in De Soto to Vernon
and Margaret (Parisius) Flick. He graduated from De Soto High School and
then served in the Army for four years. On June 16, 1962, he was united
in marriage to Bonnie Hess. They lived in the De Soto area all their married
years where they were co-owners of the Winneshiek Manufacturing Co.
Russell is survived by his wife, Bonnie of De Soto; one daughter, Kelly
Flick of La Crosse; four sisters, Gloria Hutzler of De Soto, Anita Clough
of Eau Claire, Diana Flick of La Crosse and Sallie Flick of De Soto; five
brothers, Dale of De Soto, Gordon of La Crosse, Keith (Sharon) of La Crosse,
Lester (Sue) of De Soto and Harlan (Pam) of Muscoda. He was preceded in
death by his parents; one brother, Shirley; and two sisters, Joan Flick
and Marilyn Meyer.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Aug. 27, 1998, at 11 a.m.
in the Larson Funeral Home in De Soto. Pastor Alice Richards will officiate
with burial in the De Soto Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home
after 10 a.m. today.
Thomas G. Tollefson
FOND DU LAC, Wis. - Thomas G. Tollefson, 52, of 49 Ried Terrace, died
Monday, Aug. 24, 1998, at his home. He was born March 19, 1946 at Appleton.
Son of Alvin G. and Grace A. Tebo Tollefson.
He graduated from Green Bay West High School, attended Milton College
and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
Tom worked several years as quality controller at National Can at Green
Bay. He acquired Real Estate Brokers license and worked in that capacity
in Green Bay, Viroqua and Fond du Lac. He was employed as a salesman in
residential and commercial Security Systems for American Telegraph (ADT)
and Wells Fargo and spent the rest of his adult life in various self-employed
and sales positions. Tom loved nature and the outdoors where he enjoyed
boating and fishing. He was an excellent horseman and dog trainer.
Survivors include his parents of Fond du Lac; one sister, Pamela Tollefson
of Bayside, Wis.; and grandmother, Floella Tollefson of Prairie du Chien,
Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be sent to the charity of your choice
or to Ascension Lutheran Church Building Fund, 37 Martin Place, Fond du
Lac, Wis. 54935.
Uecker-Witt is in charge of arrangements. Reverend Jeffrey J. Blain
will officiate. Inurnment service will be held at Rienzi Cemetery.
Hugh V. Eddy, Sr.
MERRILLAN, Wis. - Hugh V. Eddy, Sr., 90, of rural Merrillan, died Friday,
Aug. 21, 1998, in the Tomah Veterans Administration Medical Center.
He was born June 20, 1908, at Sparta, to Edgar N. And Clara (Howard)
Eddy. Hugh was raised in the Big Creek area near Sparta. He graduated from
Moller's Barber College in Milwaukee.
He married the former Elnora Aleda Gilbertson in 1932, at Black River
Falls. The couple had eight children and Elnora died in 1981.
Hugh was a World War II Army veteran. He also had the distinction of
being the oldest man with the most dependents to ever be drafted from Jackson
County, Wis. When he was drafted into the Army in 1943, at the age of 35,
Hugh and his wife had five children.
He was employed as a barber in Cataract, Sparta, and Fort Mc Coy, before
coming to Black River Falls. In Black River Falls, Hugh and his brother,
John, barbered together. He also owned and operated his own barber shop
had also worked with Howard Pierce, Merlin Horswill, and James Feldmeier.
He and his family had lived in various rural locations in Jackson County
until purchasing a farm at Wrightsville from his brother, John, in 1944.
Following his retirement in 1973, Hugh enjoyed raising ponies, attending
auctions, and visiting with friends and relatives. He also was an every
morning customer at Hardee's of Black River Falls for many years.
For the past one and 1/2 years, Hugh was a resident at the Tomah Veterans
Administration Medical Center. His family is most appreciative of the excellent
care that he was given by the staff of Building 402.
Hugh was a life member of the Disabled American Veteran and was a member
of the Miles-Hagen American Legion Post #200 of Black River Falls.
Survivors include three daughters, Janice (Vincent) Blaschke, of Tomah,
Christine Sandeen, of La Crosse, and Karen (Stuart) Pfiefer of Mercer;
five sons, Hugh Jr. (Doris), of Nelson, Robert (Janet), of Black River
Falls, Gary (Soonie) and Howard (Linda), both of Hatfield, and David (June)
Eddy, of Mondovi; 27 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; which includes
three sets of twins; and many nieces nephews and friends.
In addition to his wife, Hugh was preceded in death by three sisters,
Lulu Preston, Pearl Mathews, and Vera Davidson; and four brothers, John,
Arthur, Charles, and Roy Eddy, Sr.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Aug. 26, at 10 a.m. from the Buswell
Funeral Home, Black River Falls. The Rev. Ron Walters (Grandson-in-law)
of Park Falls, officiated and burial, with full military honors was conducted
by Miles-Hagen American Legion Post #200 and Thompson-Red Cloud VFW Post
#1959, was in Riverside Cemetery.
Friends called at the Buswell Funeral Home on Tuesday, Aug. 25, from
6 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until services. There was a VFW
service, conducted by the Thompson-Red Cloud VFW Post #1959, at 7:30 p.m.,
Tuesday in the funeral home.
Casket bearers were Gary Eddy Jr., Scott Eddy, Joshua Eddy, Dan Blaschke,
John Krosinski, and Kevin Eddy.
Ingrid H. Julsrud
HOUSTON, Minn. - Ingrid H. Julsrud, 98, of Houston, died Sunday, Aug.
23, 1998, in Valley View Nursing Home in Houston. She was born on Aug.
14, 1900, to Ludvig H. and Amanda (Omodt) Julsrud in Rushford, Minn.
Ingrid moved to Houston with her parents in 1902 and attended Houston
public schools. She graduated from St. Olaf College, was a member of its
choir and received her library training at the University of Minnesota.
She taught at high schools in Claremont, Luverne and Houston, Minn., and
was a librarian at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, where she also taught
children's literature. She was a member of the American Library Association,
the Iowa College Library Association and the American Association of University
Women. She was also a member of the Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, its
WELCA and its Circles. Ingrid was a church organist and choir director
of the Houston Lutheran Church and Stone Church for many years, directing
sometimes four choirs. She was also a contributing columnist to the Houston
Gazette and County Journal newspapers. She authored the book ``Remembering
Old Times'' which was published in 1993.
She is survived by one sister-in-law, Carmen Julsrud of La Crosse,
Wis.; three nephews, Dr. Mark (Dr. Melanie) Julsrud of San Antonio, Texas,
Brad (Laura) Julsrud of La Crosse, Wis., and Gordon Julsrud of La Crosse.
Wis.; One niece, Dr. Carla (Hon. Robert) Yock of Annandale, Va.; and eight
great-nieces and -nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one
brother; and two sisters.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 28, 1998,
at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Houston, with Rev. Mark Rydberg officiating.
Burial will follow in Stone Church Cemetery in Houston. Friends may call
one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials are preferred to
Cross of Christ Church, Valley View Nursing Home or Houston Historical
Society. Hoff Funeral Homes-Houston Chapel is assisting the family with
Sharon K. Hull
WINONA, Minn. - Sharon K. Hull, 59, of Winona, died Friday, Aug. 14,
1998, at the Community Memorial Hospital. She majored in music at the University
of Minnesota and later earned an M.S. in music at Mankato State University.
She taught music in her home in Winona for 33 years. She was also a past
member of the Winona Historical Society and Winona Municipal Band, as well
as the Hatfield Concert Band and the Da Capo Concert Band in La Crosse,
Wis. She was also a partner of the ``Wincross Piano Dual'' with Frances
Burkart of La Crosse.
Sharon is survived by her daughter Miriam Holder of St. Cloud, Minn.;
and her son Hans of Wakefield, Kan.; and two grandchildren.
There will be a memorial service held at a later date. Memorials should
be directed to the American Cancer Society.