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Freda L. Hunt
Freda L. Hunt, 97, of Bethany Home on Cass St. in La Crosse, died on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998, at the Calumet Medical Center in Chilton. She was born on May 29, 1901, in West Bend, daughter of the late Alphonse and Theckla Roeckel. She married Dr. Hale W. Hunt on Dec. 26, 1925, in West Bend. She and her husband celebrated 65 years of marriage in 1990, he preceded her in death on Feb. 4, 1991. Prior to her marriage she worked as secretary for the B.C. Ziegler Co. in West Bend. Freda lived all of her married life in La Crosse until July of 1998 when she moved to Chilton to be closer to family. She was a member of St. Luke Methodist Church in La Crosse, where she was a sunday school teacher, a choir member, and held several officer positions in the Elizabeth Kinley Circle. She was honored by the state of Wisconsin Methodist Women for her devotion and work with missions. She was also a member of the La Crosse Dental Wives Association, the American Legion Auxiliary, and a lifetime member of the Eastern Star. She also served on the board of the La Crosse Home for Children, and was honored by the YWCA for her many years of service on the board.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Bud Thompson of Chilton; four grandchildren, Jeffrey Thompson and Jane of Seattle, Wash., Robert (Mary Jane) Thompson of Highland Park, Ill., Dr. David (Kim) Thompson of De Pere, Thomas (Rene) Thompson of Green Bay; seven great-grandchildren, Ryan and Cristina Thompson, Emily and Sarah Thompson, Nicholas, Maxwell and Alison Thompson. She was also preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998, at St. Luke Methodist Church in La Crosse, with the Rev. Wesley White officiating. Entombment will be in the Oak Grove Mausoleum in La Crosse. A reception for relatives and friends will be held at the church following the services. A memorial fund has been established in the name of Freda Hunt.

John Stokman
EITZEN, Minn. - John Stokman, 72, of Eitzen, Minn., died peacefully in his home Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1998. He was born Jan. 11, 1926, in Madona township (near Kraukli) Latvia to Janis and Antonija (Augstkalns) Stokmanis. John was educated in the elementary school there, but his education was interrupted in 1939 when his father was arrested and executed as an example to any possible dissidents in the community, an act for which the Russian government sent a formal apology three years ago to the family.
In 1949, he immigrated to the United States under the Displaced Persons Act, being first employed in Waverly, N.Y. and then coming to the Caledonia-Eitzen area to join fellow countrymen already there. On July 23, 1950, he married Marjorie (Meiners) Walters in Eitzen.
Survivors include his wife of Eitzen; a daughter, Shelly (David) Plumb of Eagen, Minn.; three sons, Tony (Sue) of Onalaska, Wis., Karl (Jean) of Eitzen, Minn., Konrad (Mary) of Humble, Tex.; a step-daughter, Etta (Marvin) Miller of Waterloo, Iowa; a step-daughter-in-law, Milda Walters of Mission Viejo, Calif.; nine granddaughters, Lisa, Holly, Heidi, Rasa, Shannon, Karla, Emily, Laura and Ellen; four grandsons, Todd, Robert, Jonathon and Kasey; five great-grandsons, Austin, Christian, Gregory, Jack and Kyle; and three nieces and one nephew in Latvia.
John was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Alina; and a step-son, Stephen Walters.
A Memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. from St. Luke's United Church of Christ, Eitzen. Rev. Thomas Laufer will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held in the St. Luke's Educational Building on Saturday from 9:45 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. Fellowship will follow the service at the Eitzen Community Center. Memorials are preferred to the St. Luke's United Church of Christ, Eitzen, or the Gundersen/Lutheran Foundation in La Crosse. The Haugen-Roble-Jandt Funeral Home, Caledonia, is in charge of arrangements.

Robert R. Luxford
PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. - Robert R. Luxford, 82, of Paradise Valley, Ariz., and formerly of La Crosse, died Monday, Aug. 31, 1998 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz. He was born Jan. 3, 1916, in Cleveland, Ohio. He lived in La Crosse from 1943 until 1972, when he moved to Arizona.
He graduated from Ohio State University. He was a member of the Masonic Temple; owner of Luxco Engineering; and owner of Ridgeview Stables. He was a member of the La Crosse Sailing Club and also did speed boat racing. He enjoyed many outdoor sports - skiing, horseback riding, fishing, hunting and golf. He also enjoyed flying and restoring classic cars.
He is survived by his wife, Betty of Arizona; a sister Augusta; a son and a daughter, Stephan Luxford (Beth) of Winter Haven, Fla., and Lynn Walters (Randy) of West Salem; two stepdaughters, Sally Stults (Jim) of Phoenix, Ariz. and Betsy Miller (Doug) of Phoenix, Ariz.; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Albert; a sister, Helen; and oldest son, Robert Christian.
Private family arrangements have been made. Memorials may be sent to the Arizona Heart Center of Phoenix, Ariz.

Marian R. Wittke
BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. - Marian R. Wittke, 76, formerly of 206 N. Roosevelt Road, Black River Falls, died on Tuesday evening Sept. 1, 1998, in the Pine View Nursing Home in Black River Falls where she had been a resident since Sept. 2, 1993.
Marian was born in Black River Falls on May 6, 1922, to Clarence and Margaret (Kleven) Anderson. She graduated from Black River Falls High School in 1940.
She married Daryl (Bud) Wittke in Black River Falls on March 29, 1945. The couple resided their entire married lives in Black River Falls.
Marian was a clerk for 28 years in the agricultural stabilization and conservation service office in Black River Falls. She retired in 1982.
She was a member of the Black River Falls Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Surviving are one daughter, Suzanne (Michael) Olson of Casper, Wyo.; two sons, Zachary (Sharol) Wittke of Black River Falls and Tyghe Wittke of Casper, Wyo.; eight grandchildren, Michael and Rhead Olson, Kirstin (Sean) McAldin, Seth, Zara, Chemarin, Meagan and Marle Wittke.
Marian was preceded in death by her husband on Oct. 27, 1966.
Memorial funeral services for Marian R. Wittke will be Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998, at 12 noon from Torgerson's Funeral Chapel. Pastor Erik Zingelman will officiate and burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery. Friends may call at Torgerson's Funeral Chapel on Saturday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

Roger J. Hendrickson
MARQUETTE, Iowa - Roger J. Hendrickson, 81, of Marquette, Iowa, died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1998, at Prairie Health Care Center in Prairie du Chien, Wis., following a long illness, where he had been a resident since 1991. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Church with burial in the church Cemetery, both in McGregor, Iowa. Friends may call on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Thornburg-Hanson Funeral Home in McGregor, Iowa, with rosary at 4 p.m. and scripture service at 7 p.m.

Harry J. Lamprech
STODDARD, Wis. - Harry J. Lamprech, 89, of Stoddard, Wis. died on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998, at the Bethel Home in Viroqua, Wis. He was born on June 2, 1909, to William and Mary (Hoeksel) Lamprech. He married Eva Adams on April 5, 1929, in Winona, Minn. Harry had worked for the Burlington Railroad for fifty years and retired in 1974.
In addition to his wife, Eva, he is survived by a daughter, Darlene (Louis) Gilardi of Viroqua; a son, Earl (Joan) Lamprech of Aptos, Calif.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Harry Jr.; a sister; and two brothers.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 6, 1998, at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse. The Rev. William V. Stevens will officiate. Burial will be in the Stoddard Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 1 p.m. until the time of service.

Knight E. Vernier
TOMAH, Wis. - Knight E. Vernier, 77, of Tomah, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998, at the Tomah Memorial Hospital.
He was born April 12, 1921, to Edwin and Agnes (Shanter) Vernier. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Norris on April 18, 1942, in Belleville, Ill.
Knight was a 1939 graduate of Belleville Township High School. After high school, he attended the College of Commerce in St. Louis, Mo. From 1943 to 1945, he was enlisted in the Army Air Corps as part of the China India Burma Command. After being discharged from the Army, he owned a used car lot called the ``Kar Korral'' in Belleville, Ill. On July 1, 1950, he and Elizabeth moved to Tomah where he and his father-in-law, Alex Norris, purchased Wagner Ford Agency and formed a partnership called Norris-Vernier Motor Sales.
Knight was a member of many local organizations, including past president of the Tomah Rotary, Paul Harris Fellow in Rotary, past member of the Tomah Lions Club, member of the American Legion, VFW, Knights of Columbus and past chairman of the Lincoln-Mercury Dealer Advertising Association. He also was an active member of the La Crosse Jazz Society, Education for Employment Committee for the Tomah Schools and received a Friend of Education Award from that committee. Knight was an active member of the Lake Tomah Festival Committee and a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church.
In addition to his wife Elizabeth, he is survived by three sons, Stephen (Kennlyn) of Tomah, Michael (Carole) of New York City, and Timothy (Denise) of Tomah; one sister Carroll (Leo) Kohl of Chesterfield, Mo.; three grandchildren, Tamara (Richard) Dvorak of Oakdale, Troy of Tulsa, Okla., and Trevor (Marcie) of Chicago; two great-grandchildren, Alexander Dvorak and Sarah Dvorak of Oakdale; two nephews and three nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Doris (James) Kohl.
Knight was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, and he always had a smile on his face. He loved being with his family and also enjoyed jazz, boating and bird watching.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998, at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Tomah. Father Daniel Kozlowski will officiate. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Tomah. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday evening, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the White Funeral Home in Tomah. Friends may also call from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the White Funeral Home.
The family has requested that memorials be given to the Tomah Memorial Hospital Association.

Arlyn R. Leatherberry
JANESVILLE, Wis. - Arlyn R. Leatherberry, 60, of Janesville, died Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, in Milwaukee. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday in the Seland Funeral Home, La Farge. Burial will be in Viola Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the time of services Monday, both at the funeral home.

Bernadette `Bun' Goodman
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. - Bernadette `Bun' Goodman, age 78, of Prairie Du Chien, Wis., died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998, at the Prairie Health Center. Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday in St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, Rev. John Wambach is officiating, with burial in the Calvary Cemetery, both in Prairie Du Chien, Wis. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 4, at the Garrity Funeral Home in Prairie Du Chien, Wis., where there will be a rosary at 4:15 p.m., and a wake scripture at 8:30 p.m.
She was born July 26, 1920, in Seneca, Wis., daughter of Francis and Orella (Cox) Layde. She married Merrill Goodman on Dec. 2, 1939, at St. Mary's Church in McGregor, Iowa. He preceded her in death in Dec. of 1972. She is survived by five sons: Larry of Denver, Colo., Roger (Kathy), Ron (Diane), and Randy, all of Prairie Du Chien, Wis., Bob of Deforest, Wis.; two daughters, Kathy (Roger) Mahan of Milan, Ill., and Carla (Keith) Werger of Prairie Du Chien, Wis.; one brother, Tom Layde of Dickeyville, Wis.; two sisters, Collette Sandlebach, and Florence (Bart) Erickson, both of Priarie Du Chien, Wis.; 16 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Jim and Greg; two brothers, Arion and Jerry Layde; and three sisters, Helen Feally, Margaret Knoebel and Maxine Brunner; along with her parents.

Ila Mae Millard
MELROSE, Wis. - Ila Mae Millard age 82, of Black River Falls and formerly of Melrose, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998, at Pine View Nursing Home in Black River Falls, Wis.
She was born May 19, 1916, to Fred and Elizabeth (Smith) Huber in Jackson County. She attended area schools. On Feb. 24, 1932, she married Claude `Ole' Millard in Jackson County. She owned and operated The Rose Cafe and the 4Corners Nite Club for many years.
She is survived by three daughters, Elizabeth (Gene) Konze of Melrose, Claudette (Dave) Monson of West Salem, and Sally (Doug) Isensee of Sparta; six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; one brother, Ross Huber of Melrose; and one sister, Hannah Cottrel of Saukville, Wis. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and two brothers, Guile Huber, and Warren Huber.
Private funeral services will be held. The Smith Mortuary in Melrose assisted the family with arrangements.

John Leroy Seitz
LANSING, Iowa - John Leroy Seitz, 78, of Lansing Iowa, dies Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, at Thornton Manor Care Center in Lansing. Services will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6, at the United Methodist Church, with internment with military honors in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may call 4 tp 8 p.m. on Staurday, Sept. 5, at the Burke-Thornburg Funeral Home, Lansing,Iowa. Friends may also call one hour prior to services in the church.

Duane Wohlers
CALEDONIA, Minn. - Duane Wohlers, 67, of rural Caledonia and formerly of Brownsville, Minn., died Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, at his home. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 413 E. Grove St., Caledonia, Minn. Burial with military rites will follow in the Brownsville Veterans Cemetery. Friends may call at the church 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday; and 12;30 p.m. until the time of service on Sunday. The Haugen-Roble-Jandt Funeral Home, Caledonia, is in charge of arrangements.

Michael H. Gandyra
ARCADIA Wis. - Michael H. Gandyra, age 80, of Arcadia, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998 in Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse. A Mass Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8, in St. Michaels Catholic Church with the burial in the church Cemetery, in North Creek. Friends and family may call from 4 to 9 p.m., on Monday, at the Killian Funeral Home, with a prayer service to be held at 7:30 p.m.; followed by a rosary at 8 p.m. Friends may also call from 9 a.m. Tuesday until time of services at the church.

Frank P. Gille
TREMPEALEAU, Wis. - Frank P. Gille, 80, of Trempealeau, died Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, in the V. A. Medical Center, Madison, Wis. Funeral arrangements are pending with Smith Mortuary, Galesville, Wis.

Celia Marie Oliver McVey
VIROQUA. WIS. - Celia Marie Oliver McVey, age 49, of Viroqua, died Thursday morning, Sept. 3, 1998, at the Vernon Manor Nursing Home in Viroqua, where she had been a resident since Dec. 1995.
She was born in Viroqua on Nov. 3, 1948, to Marvin and Helen (Ames) Oliver. She was baptized and confirmed at the Redmond United Methodist Church, rural De Soto. She attended Brown and Prairie View School, and graduated from De Soto High School in 1966. She then attended the professional Business Institute in Minneapolis, and graduated in 1967 , as a Laboratory and X-Ray Technician. She served her internship at Caledonia Hospital and Nursing Home. In June 1968, she began working at the Farrell Clinic in Prairie Du Chien, and on June 12, 1971, She married Wayne McVey in Viroqua. They lived for several years at walker, Iowa, until her health failed, when they moved to Viroqua.
She is survived by her husband, Wayne; her parents, Marvin and Helen Oliver of Viroqua; two sisters, Luella Oliver, and Katherine (John) Hanson, both of Viroqua; one brother, Perry (Joyce) Oliver of Waukon, Iowa; and other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Russell and Elizabeth Oliver; and her maternal grandparents, Cleveland and Mayme Ames.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5, at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua, with Pastor Alice Richards officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut Mound Cemetery at Retreat, rural De Soto. Friends May call on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, where a prayer service will be held at 8:30 p.m.. Friends may also call at the funeral home after 8 a.m. on Saturday.

Lorraine D. Pedretti
ONALASKA, Wis. - Lorraine D. Pedretti, 79, died at the Onalaska Nursing Home On Friday, Sept. 4, 1998. She was born Oct. 2, 1918, in Upsala, Minn., to Axel and Ellen (Bergman) Bergman. She married John Pedretti on June 1, 1936, and he preceded her in death Dec. 27, 1987. She is survived by: three sisters and one brother, Gloria Moore, Yorkville, Ill., Le Roy (Lois) Berman, Braidwood, Ill., Elena (Harold) Hilber, Braidwood, Ill. Joanne Senko, Braidwood, Ill.; Lorraine gives to this world a most beautiful legacy of: three Daughters, Elaine (Harry) Kubiak, Janesville, Mary (Charles) Gartner, Genoa, Diane Knudson-Suhr, Westby; Four sons, John, of Viroqua, Glen (Linda), Sparta, Angelo (Terri), Whitehall, Perry (Kathy), Onalaska; 33 Grandchildren, Harry (Karen) Kubiak, Janesville, Kenny (Jody) Kubiak, Janesville, David Kubiak, Janesville, Linda (Stew) Ellefson, Milton, Sherry Kubiak, Fort Collins, Colo., Marcie (Steve) Kellett, Jackson, James (Mary Connell) Kubiak, Janesville, Vicki Kubiak, Whitewater, Theresa (Keith) Dahlby, West Salem, Angela Pedretti, Sioux Falls, S.D., Rebecce (Steve) Martin, Chippewa Falls, John (Theresa Galehouse) Pedretti, Mankato, Minn., Leigh Pedretti, Sparta, Kelly (Scott) Lakowske, Sparta, Aaron Pedretti, Dublin, Calif., Kristine Pedretti, Sparta, Beth Pedretti, Sparta, Charles (Lisa) Gartner, Genoa, Dana (Dick) Janssen, Genoa, Ginger Knudson, La Crosse, Pepper (Ron Weber) Knudson, La Crosse, Linette Johnson, La Crosse, Lise Johnson, La Crosse, Wendy Worthington, Arena, Wade Suhr, Viroqua, Eric (Catherine) Pedretti, Holmen, Jackie (Darryl) Burrows, Holmen, Tracey Pedretti, Whitehall, Katie Pedretti, Whitehall, Paul Pedretti, Whitehall, Vinnie Pedretti, Whitehall, LeAnn Pedretti, Onalaska, Sarah Pedretti, Onalaska; 25 great-grandchildren: Bethany Kubiak, Janseville, Christine Kubiak, Janesville, Rebecca Kubiak, Janesville, Benjamin Kubiak, Janesville, Hannah Kubiak, Janesville, Cody Kubiak, Janesville, Austin Ellefson, Milton, Christopher Kubiak, Janesville, Jessica Cook, Eau Claire, Joshua Cook, West Salem, Mellissa Cook, West Salem, Amanda Cook, West Salem, Heather Cook, West Salem, Phillip Martin, Chippewa Falls, Adam Martin, Chippewa Falls, Maria Martin, Chippewa Falls, Breanna Harnwell, Onalaska, Mitchell Lakowski, Sparta, Chase Lakowski, Sparta, Candance Manske, Genoa, Casey Gartner, Genoa, Amber Knudson, La Crosse, Skyler Knudson, La Crosse, Calob Pedretti, Holmen, Mercedes Worthington, Arena; and numerous neices and nephews.
Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents, Axel and Ellen Bergman; her husband, John; infant twin daughters; Rose Ann and Mary Ann; two sisters, Lillian and Yvonne; two brothers, Donald and Waldo (Sonny).
Mass of the Christian Burial will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Patricks Catholic Church. The Rev. William Matzek will officiate and burial will be in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Friends may call at the Dickinson Funeral Home, 401 Main St., Onalaska, today from 6 to 8 p.m., and at the church on Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. until the service. The rosary will recited at 7 p.m. today, at the funeral home.

Marie E. Herricks
CASHTON, Wis. - Marie E. Herricks, 89, of Cashton, died on Thursday, Sept. 8, 1998, at the Rolling Hills Nursing Home in Sparta. Marie was born June 5, 1909, in Cashton, to Tony and Margaret (Fuenger) Herricks.
She is survived by one sister, Dorothy Pervisky of Burlington, Wis.; and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Florence Svacina, Evelyn Dockendorf, and Martha Mashak; and one brother Leonard.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998, at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Cashton, with Father Al Wozniak officiating, and burial in the church cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Torkelson Funeral Chapel in Cashton on today, from 5 to 7 p.m. with a rosary at 6:30 p.m. and also at the chapel on Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

Margaret L. Gleue
formerly of LA CROSSE - Margaret L. Gleue, 92, formerly of La Crosse died in Pekin, Ill., on Friday, Sept. 4, 1998. She was born in La Crosse on Jan. 30, 1906, to Joseph and Mary (Seiler) Linse. She married Bernhardt ``Sticky'' Gleue in La Valle, Wis., on Nov. 17, 1935, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 9, 1984. Margaret grew up on a farm in Mormon Coulee known as the Evergreen Farm. Her family was in the dairy business and were known for delivering butter to the city of La Crosse.
Margaret and her two sisters formed a trio that sang at the church in Mormon Coulee for various things such as weddings and funerals. She worked in the ready to wear department at Doerflingers, the shoe department at the E.R. Barron Company which was managed by her husband and later she and her husband became the owners of the shoe department at Herbergers after it was purchased from the Barron Company. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church for 49 years and has been involved as a deacon and a circle member. She delivered Mobile Meals for several years and was a member of the La Crosse Country Club for many years.
She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Gleue Teal, of Peoria, Ill., and Mary Gleue Jester of Palatine, Ill.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren, Stephanie Teal and Justin Roach. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Irma and Helen; and her brothers, William, Valentine, Carl, and Reinholt.
Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998, at 1 p.m. at the Sletten McKee Hanson Funeral Home. The Rev. Michael Frandsen will officiate and entombment will be in the Garden of Peace Mausoleum. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, from noon until time of services. Memorials are requested for the Juvenile Diabetes Association.

Kenneth J. Keenan
Kenneth J. Keenan, 83, of La Crosse, died on Friday, Sept. 4, 1998, at the Franciscan Skemp Medical Center, La Crosse. He was born on Sept. 8, 1914.
He is survived by his wife Bea; two daughters, Kay Witt of La Crosse, and Kenlyn (Jim) Dollar of Winter Park, Florida; 23 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter Marilyn Mitton; and two sons Richard Keenan and Ronald Keenan.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today, Sept. 7, 1998, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church. The Rev. Richard Pamperin will officiate. Memorials are preferred to First Evangelical Lutheran School. The Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse is in charge arrangements.

Francis F. Stark
ST. JOSEPH RIDGE, Wis. - Francis F. Stark, 80, of St. Joseph Ridge, died on Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998, at the Franciscan Skemp Medical Center, La Crosse. He was born on May 31, 1918, in Sparta, Wis. to Charles and Emma (Gerke) Stark. He married Ann M. Walsh on Oct. 23, 1945, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Gays Mills, Wis. Francis was employed by the La Crosse County Highway Department until his retirement in 1980. He was a member of A.F.S.C.M.e. local #227. He had also been employed by his son at Duane's Body Shop of West Salem for five years.
In addition to his wife Ann, he is survived by two sons, Duane (Mary Ann) of West Salem, Dave (Debbie) of Onalaska; four grandchildren, Vicki, Tom, Becky, and Steve; one brother, Cletus (Gen) of La Crosse. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Irene Schumacher.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998, at 11 a.m., from St. Joseph Ridge Catholic Church. The Rev. Robert Hundt will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse on Tuesday, from 6 to 8 p.m., where a Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will also be held at the church on Wednesday, from 10:30 until the time of services.

Janet M. Reinhard
CENTERVILLE, Wis. - Janet M. Reinhard, 62, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998, in her home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer.
Janet, daughter of August and Melina Kreuzer, is survived by her high school sweetheart and husband of 40 years, Kurt Reinhard. Her biggest joys in life were her children, Terri (Perry) Tibesar and granddaughters Jessica and Abbey; Marilyn (Brad) Kroening and grandchildren, Samuel and Claire; Mark (Nancy) Reinhard and grandchildren, Kurt and Amy; Marijo Reinhard and grandchildren, Tyler and Zoe. She is also survived by her sister, Nancy Marchio, of So. St. Paul, Minn.
Her passions in life were antiquing, Bunnys and Bears, the ``lunch bunch,'' and cross-stitching the miles away when off to another antique show.
She will be missed by all.
A memorial mass will be offered at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, at the Cathedral of Sacred Heart, 360 Main St., Winona, Minn. The Rev. John Sauer will be the celebrant. Friends may call at the church after 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Honorary pallbearers will be Lyle and Marlene Halliday, Dick and Linda Carr and Ron and Rose Ramin.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society.
Fawcett Funeral Home, Winona, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Dorothy L. ``Dottie'' Papacek
WAUKESHA AND FORMERLY OF LA CROSSE - Dorothy L. ``Dottie'' Papacek, 76, of Waukesha, Wis., formerly of La Crosse, died Friday, Sept. 4, 1998, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital in Waukesha.
She was born Sept. 16, 1921, in La Crosse to Leo G. and Emily (Shedesky) Kihm. Dorothy graduated from Aquinas High School in 1939. She maintained close friendships with many classmates and was actively involved in the planning of their class reunions. She worked at Camp McCoy during World War II.
She met Upton Nordstorm while involved with the La Crosse Community Theatre. They married in 1964 and moved to Owatonna, Minn., where they owned and operated a photography studio. Following his death in 1951, she returned to La Crosse with her two children. She began work at the Chancery Office of the Diocese of La Crosse and later became assistant to Bishop Frederick Freking. On May 29, 1954, she married John E. Papacek. They were owners of the Pla-Mor Bowling Center until the time of his retirement in 1989. He died Oct. 7, 1991. Dorothy was the Grand Regent for the Catholic Daughters of America. As an active member of the St. Joan of Arc Alter Society, she served as president and on several chairmanships. For several years, she volunteered with the Meals on Wheels program. She served on many committees within St. Thomas More parish, with youth organizations, parish fund-raising and social organizations. Dottie was an avid bridge player all her life. In 1995, she moved to the Brookfield Highlands, Brookfield, Wis., to be closer to family.
Dottie is survived by children Janet F. Nordstrom of New Berlin, Wis., Gregory L. (Rebecca Maas) Nordstrom of Biloxi, Miss., Mary S. (Al) Guerrea of Wauwatosa, Joanne (John D.) Heup of Oconomowoc, Wis., and Carol J. (John) Pesch of Seattle, Wash; nine granchildren, Stephanie Perkins, Gregory and Tristana Nordstrom, Cassandra and Lindsay Radliff, Katherine, Andrew and Michael Heup, Kasey Pesch and her soon-to-be-born great-grandson, Dennis H. Perkins III; a sister, Arlene Long of Madison, Wis.; and a brother, George (Jean) Kihm of La Crosse. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Jeanne Wateski.
Dottie often reminisced about days of tennis and nights of jitterbugging at the USO. Her wry sense of humor and those sparkling blue eyes will be missed by her family and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998, at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. The Rev. Joseph Rafacz will officiate. Entombment will be in the St. Francis of Assisi Mausoleum, Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, where a rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m., and again on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until departing for church.

Price H. Hoagenson
BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. - Price H. Hoagenson, 92, of 610 Pierce St., Black River Falls, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998, in the Pine View Nursing Home in Black River Falls where he had been a resident since March 16, 1998.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998, at Black River Falls Evangelical Lutheran Church. Pastor Cheryl Matthews will officiate and burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Friends may call at Torgerson's Funeral Chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and at the church Tuesday from 1 p.m. until the time of service.

Leona M. `Penny' Swinghamer
CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. - Leona M. ``Penny'' Swinghamer, 72, of Crystal River, died on Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998, at Brentwood Healthcare Home. She was born on Nov. 15, 1925, to Ralph and Mahala Bridge of Chandler, Okla. She was a 1947 graduate of Oklahoma State University with a degree in biology. Following graduation she interned at Barnes Hospital of St. Louis, Mo., as a medical technologist. After completing her internship she moved to Tulsa, Okla., where she assumed a career in pathology. On Feb. 10, 1950, she married W. Charles Swinghamer. They moved to Crystal River in 1982, from Pittsburgh, Penn. Penny was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Crystal River.
In addition to her husband, Charles, she is survived by a son, Richard C. of Plano, Texas; a daughter, Judith A. Swallow of Raleigh, N.C.; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Robert W., on Nov. 23, 1989.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998, at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse. The Rev. John Swing will officiate. Burial will be in the Catholic Cemetery, La Crosse. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from noon until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donors to please consider a memorial contribution to the First Presbyterian Church of Crystal River, 1501 SE Hwy. 19, Crystal River, Fla. 34429.

Darwin (Dish) Destache
RICE LAKE/GALESVILLE, Wis. - Darwin Destache, 67, of Rice Lake, died suddenly Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rice Lake. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Appleyard Funeral Home, Rice Lake.

Gianetta `Getty' Pickett
TOMAHAWK, Wis. - Gianetta ``Getty'' Pickett, 80, died Friday, Sept. 4. 1998, in Riverview Rehab and Care Center, Tomahawk. She was born March 18, 1918, in Tomahawk. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Mary's Catholic Church, and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, both in Tomahawk. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of services Tuesday at the church. Memorials may be made to the Gerry Pickett Playground Equipment Fund for Memorial Park. Krueger & Sons Funeral Home, Tomahawk, is in charge of arrangements.

Curtis J. Storck
Curtis J. Storck, 80, died at the Bethany-Riverside Care Center on Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998. He was born July 10, 1918, in Madison, to John and Marie Storck. In his youth, he was involved as a 4H Club leader. In high school, Curtis was a member of the National Honor Society and was the editor of the school newspaper. Mr. Storck was one of the youngest to ever graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School. He married Virginia Chapiewsky on Feb. 3, 1945, and she preceded him in death on July 16, 1967. Mr. Storck later married Wanda Buehrle and after 11 years of marriage, they divorced.
He was an avid and loyal Wisconsin Badger fan. He loved to fish and travel. Mr. Storck was a member of the La Crosse Elks Club No. 300; Masonic Lodge No. 345 of the F. and A.M.; ZOR Temple; the La Crosse Kiwanis Club; and was very active in the local and statewide Republican Party. He served as president of the La Crosse Common Council and was re-elected to the council for a period of 27 consecutive years. During his tenure on the council, the city of La Crosse twice received the All-American City award. Mr. Storck also served as the president of the La Crosse Lutheran Hospital for two terms. He was a member of the board of directors of the Thompson Oil and Gas Company of Montana. Mr. Storck was elected to Who's Who in Wisconsin.
Professionally, he was the claims attorney for Travelers Insurance Company for 45 years.
He is survived by three daughters, Jil (Dick) Oswalt-Matuseski of Bloomington, Minn., and Joan (Don) Moen and Lori (Tim) Irish, both of Onalaska; a son, Jon (Janet) Storck of Maplewood, Minn.; five grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a sister, Barbara Thompson of Madison.
In addition to his parents and his first wife, he was preceded in death by a brother.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. The Reverend Rachel Mithelman will officiate and burial will be in the Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call at the Dickinson Family Funeral Home, 1425 Jackson Street, La Crosse, on Monday from 6 to 7 p.m., and at the church on Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. until the service. A Masonic memorial service will be held on Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to the Curtis J. Storck Memorial Fund.

Freda L. Hunt
Freda L. Hunt, 97, of Bethany Home on Cass St. in La Crosse, died on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998, at the Calumet Medical Center in Chilton. She was born on May 29, 1901, in West Bend, daughter of the late Alphonse and Theckla Roeckel. She married Dr. Hale W. Hunt on Dec. 26, 1925, in West Bend. She and her husband celebrated 65 years of marriage in 1990, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 4, 1991. Prior to her marriage she worked as secretary for the B.C. Ziegler Co. in West Bend. Freda lived all of her married life in La Crosse until July of 1998 when she moved to Chilton to be closer to family.
She was a member of St. Luke Methodist Church in La Crosse, where she was a Sunday school teacher, a choir member, and held several officer positions in the Elizabeth Kinley Circle. She was honored by the state of Wisconsin Methodist Women for her devotion and work with missions. Freda was past president of P.E.O. BI Chapter, whose members were very dear to her; their caring and thoughtfulness will never be forgotten. She was also a member of the La Crosse Dental Wives Association, the American Legion Auxiliary, and a lifetime member of the Eastern Star. She also served on the board of the La Crosse Home for Children, and was honored by the YWCA for her many years of service on the board.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Bud Thompson of Chilton; four grandchildren, Jeffrey Thompson and Jane of Seattle, Wash., Robert (Mary Jane) Thompson of Highland Park, Ill., Dr. David (Kim) Thompson of De Pere, and Thomas (Rene) Thompson of Green Bay; seven great-grandchildren, Ryan and Cristina Thompson, Emily and Sarah Thompson, and Nicholas, Maxwell and Alison Thompson. She was also preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998, at St. Luke Methodist Church in La Crosse, with the Rev. Wesley White officiating. Entombment will be in the Oak Grove Mausoleum in La Crosse. A reception for relatives and friends will be held at the church following the services. A memorial fund has been established in the name of Freda Hunt.


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