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Joan L. Cox
APPLETON, Wis. - Joan L. Cox, 532 N. Ida St., Appleton, 50, entered into eternal glory on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998, following a sudden medical emergency. Joan was born in La Crosse on July 22, 1948, daughter of the late Harvey Wehrenberg and Violet (Leonhart) Wehrenberg of Appleton. She was a 1966 graduate of Luther High School in Onalaska and in 1970 received a bachelor degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin. On Sept. 5, 1970, Joan married John Gary Cox at Mount Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church in La Crosse. She accompanied Gary on his three-year tour of duty with the U.S. Army in Germany, and upon their return the couple resided in Sleepy Eye, Minn., and in Hortonville, Wis. In 1989, the family moved to Appleton where Joan had already begun work as a certified nursing assistant at the Outagamie County Health Center. During the mid 1980's, Joan was a proud volunteer for the AAA Pregnancy Counseling Center. The family has been active and faithful members of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Appleton.
Joan is survived by her mother, Violet Wehrenberg of Appleton and her husband of 28 years, Gary Cox of Appleton. The Lord blessed Joan and Gary's marriage with four children, Jonathan Cox of Stillwater, Okla., Caroline, Stephen and Catherine Cox, all at home. Also surviving are her brother, Dr. James Wehrenberg of Honolulu, Hawaii; her mother-in-law, Jeanette Cox of Tomah; a sister-in-law, Margie (James) Dowling of Benton Harbor, Mich.; three brothers-in-law, Richard (Pat) Cox of Galesville, Wis., Stuart (Lynette) Cox of Grand Forks, N.D. and Carl (Mona) Cox of La Crosse. Joan is further survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and by many dear friends and co-workers. She was preceded in death by her father, an infant brother, an infant son, Benjamin and by her father-in-law, John M. Cox.
Funeral services for Joan will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, 1998, at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 302 North Morrison St. in Appleton with Rev. Kenneth L. Frey officiating. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Oak Grove Cemetery in Tomah with Rev. Donald Buch of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tomah officiating. Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home and again Friday at the church after 12 noon.
Joan will be remembered by all as a Christian wife and mother whose greatest joys in life came from attending to her family and helping others who were in need. She was a cheerful person who was always quick to smile and who will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Jazmyn H. Stumpf
PORTAGE, Wis. - Jazmyn ``Hope'' Stumpf, five week old infant daughter of Marcie and Jeffrey Stumpf, died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998, at Children's Hospital in Milwaukee.
She was born on Aug. 4, 1998, at Froedhert Hospital in Milwaukee with a very rare heart defect. Jazmyn was immediately taken to Children's Hospital where the following day she underwent a five to six hour operation to have her heart placed back into her chest. She came through that initial surgery with flying colors and continued to have surgeries about once a week. Jazmyn was a true fighter in every sense of the word. She continued to surprise the doctors and nurses daily, not to mention mom and dad. She fought right up to the end, her little heart never gave up. She finally was overcome by an infection she couldn't fight off. Jazmyn died in the arms of her mother and with the comfort of family. Her death was very sudden and unexpected because she had been recovering so well.
Jazmyn is survived by her parents, Jeffrey and Marcie Stumpf of Portage; four sisters, Kami, Taylor, Mackenzie and Brooke; two brothers, Jeffrey and Ben; maternal grandparents, Wayne and Sherry Bornick of Portage; paternal grandparents, Jim and Elaine Stumpf of Onalaska; great grandparents, Marion and David Lloyd of Cambria; an uncle, Mark Bornick of Portage; an aunt, Roxanne Stumpf of Idaho; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Jazmyn was preceded in death by her great grandparents, Elmer and Mildred Bornick.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Sept. 11, 1998, at 11 a.m. from the Portage Presbyterian Church. Rev. Julie WaterDu will officiate. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Portage. Friends may call at the Port-Axtell Community Funeral Home in Portage on Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998, from 5 to 8 p.m. and at church on Friday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Jazmyn was very lucky because she touched so many people in the short time she was with us. She received cards and letters from all over the state, country and world. She has truly been an inspiration to people and children everywhere. She was called ``Baby Hope.'' Although she was given to us for only a short time, we enjoyed every moment we had with her. She will always be a large part of this family and the community.
``Hope:'' Trust, reliance, desire accompanied by expectation of fulfillment, something hoped for. ``One that gives promise for the future.'' There is an old saying, ``Hope springs eternal'' and Jazmyn will remain in our hearts forever. Love Mom and Dad

Helen L. Knitt
VIROQUA, Wis. - Helen L. Knitt, 90, of rural Viroqua, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 1998, at the Vernon Memorial Hospital in Viroqua. She was born on Oct. 1, 1907, at the now historic, Thoreson House in Westby, which was the home of her parents, Bennett and Mathilde (Jefson) Thoreson. She graduated from Westby High School in 1925, then attended St. Olaf College. While teaching Kindergarten in Oregon, WI, she met Elmer Knitt. They were married on Sept. 17, 1938, at the Thoreson House and on Sept. 17 of this year would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary together. In 1950, Bernice, Tim and Eileen became part of the Knitt family. Helen was a lifelong member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Westby where she was an active member of the Hannah Circle and had also made over 100 quilts.
In addition to her husband, Elmer, she is survived by her three children, Bernice (Donald) Stalsberg of Westby, Tim (Norma) Knitt of Mauston and Eileen Knitt of Viroqua; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Myron (Val) Thoreson of LaCrosse and Elton (Coral) Thoreson of Madison.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother Theophil Thoreson and one sister, Berna Thoreson.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998, at 1:30 p.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Westby. Pastor Gary Daines will officiate with burial in the Our Savior's Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Vosseteig Funeral Home, 708 S. Hwy 14 in Westby. Friends may also call at the church on Saturday after 12:30 p.m.

Peter O. Bieri
WHITEHALL, Wis. - Peter O. Bieri, 78, of Whitehall, Wis., died on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998, in Bethany-Riverside, La Crosse. Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Our Savior's Lutheran Church with burial in the Lincoln Cemetery, both in Whitehall. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the Jack Funeral Home, Whitehall; and also one hour prior to the services Sunday in the church.

Erva M. McDougal
BOSCOBEL, Wis. - Erva M. McDougal, 89, of Boscobel, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998, at the Boscobel Area Health Care in Boscobel. She was born on April 28, 1909. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Thoni-Kendall Funeral Home, Boscobel. Burial in West Fork Cemetery, Richland County. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Marcia J. Seifert
- Marcia J. Seifert, 63, of La Crosse, died on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998, in her home. A complete obituary will be announced by the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse.

Mary L. Hildebrand
WAUKON, Iowa - Mary L. Hildebrand, 77, of Waukon, Iowa, died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998, at Veterans Memorial Hospital, Waukon, following a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Waukon. Burial in Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call at the church from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday. Martin Funeral Home of Waukon, Iowa, is in charge of the arrangements.

Carol J. McCurdy
ONALASKA, Wis. - Carol J. McCurdy, 61, died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998, in her home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born Sept. 22, 1936, to Floyd and Nina (Dettinger) Clott. Carol and her husband, Richard, opened Mac's Sport Shop in 1961. They have enjoyed the last nine years in the mild winters of Overton, Nev. Her passions in life were bingo, football, gambling, golf, fishing, hunting, bowling, quilting, dancing and crocheting.
She is survived by her husband of forty-one years, Richard; the biggest joys in her life, her children, Tim (Jill) McCurdy and grandchildren, Tommy, Kimberly and Kaitlyn of Springfield, Va. and Coleen (Dan) Wilhere and grandchildren, Kelsey and Ryan of Langhorne, Penn.; a sister, Gloria (Bob) Guck of Viroqua; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and her mother-in-law, Leona McCurdy of La Crosse.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Lyle (Janice) and a sister, Jeanette (Sonny).
She will be sadly missed by all.
Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church. The Reverend Ryan Aarestad will officiate and burial will be in the Onalaska Cemetery. Friends may call at the Dickinson Family Funeral Home, 401 Main St., Onalaska, today from 3 to 7 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society.

Ella Whitt
READSTOWN, Wis. - Ella Whitt, 91, of Readstown, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998, at the Vernon Manor in Viroqua.
She was married to Fred Setinsky in Chicago in 1922. He passed away in 1971, and she married Hobart Whitt in 1975. He passed away in 1979.
She is survived by two daughters, Emily Lee Oliver of Viola and Linda (Roger) Nelson of Viroqua; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Sept. 13, at 1 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Readstown. Pastor Michael Wollman will officiate and burial will be in the Readstown Cemetery. Friends may call at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown on Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Sunday at the church from noon until time of services.

Vernie C. Clark
CASHTON/DELL, Wis. - Vernie C. Clark, 73, of rural Cashton, died Wednesday morning, Sept. 9, 1998, at the Vernon Memorial Hospital in Viroqua. Funeral services will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Dell United Methodist Church. Burial in Dell Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. with a 6:30 p.m. devotional service at the Vosseteig Funeral Home, Westby. Friends may also call on Sunday after 1 p.m. at the church. The Vossetieg Funeral Home of Westby is serving the family.

Ferne F. Inman
DE SOTO, Wis. - Ferne F. Inman, 83, of R.1 De Soto, died Tuesday evening, Sept. 8, 1998, at Vernon Memorial Hospital in Viroqua. She was born in Crawford County on June 28, 1915, to Marion and Mabel (Cox) Gilman. She was united in marriage to Ellsworth Inman on May 10, 1933. They lived and farmed on the Inman family farm all their married years. Ellsworth died on Jan. 17, 1996, and Ferne continued to live on the home farm until the present time. She was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.
She is survived by two daughters, Patricia (David) Engen of Wales, Wis. and Avanelle (Jay) Washburn of Clinton, Ill.; two sons, Terry (Donna) Inman of Waukesha and Rickie (Colleen) Inman of Two Rivers; ten grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; one brother, Rolland (Joyce) Gilman of Retreat; four sisters, Irene Ross of La Crosse, La Verne (Edwin) Brudos of Viroqua, Lucille (Tom) Dagnon and Elaine (Kenneth) Elliott, both of Stoddard; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Ronald; one grandson, Michael Long; two sisters, Blanche Hammond and Anita Reynolds; five brothers, Keith, Cleo, Carlyle, Emerald and Marlin Gilman.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998, in the New Hope United Methodist Church at Redmound. Pastor Alice Richards will officiate with burial in the Walnut Mound Cemetery at Retreat. Friends may call at the Larson Funeral Home in De Soto on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Friends may also call at the church on Saturday after 10 a.m. Family suggests that memorials be given to New Hope Methodist Church.

William E. `Bill' Houlihan
William E. ``Bill'' Houlihan, 75, of La Crosse, died on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998, at the Franciscan Skemp Healthcare Nursing Home.
He was born in Caledonia, Minn., on July 17, 1923, to Edward and Crescenthia (Hunt) Houlihan. He married Corrine J. Fogel on April 14, 1967, at the Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman in La Crosse.
Bill had worked for the Burlington Northern Railroad and for the city of La Crosse before retiring. He and Corrine also served as childcare providers for many years.
Bill was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, and was a life-time member of Roy L. Vingers American Legion Post 52 of La Crosse.
He is survived by his wife, Corrine, and was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Merle and Earl Houlihan. Bill was also blessed with many close friends and family that have been very supportive. Much extended gratitude goes out to two sisters-in-law, Joyce and Vicki; two nieces, Cheryl and Julie; and special friend, Milo Shepardson.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Sept. 11, 1998, at 10:30 a.m. from the Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman. Very Rev. Robert J. Cook will officiate. Burial, with military rites by American Legion Post 52, will be in Mormon Coulee Memorial Park. Friends may call at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m., where a Christian wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Memorials may be given to the charity or organization of the donor's choice.
Bill will be loved and missed by all who knew him.

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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