Miscellaneous La Crosse County, Wisconsin Obituaries

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Margaret R. Braun
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. - Margaret R. Braun, age 59, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 1997 at her home.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Jonh's Catholic Church, Rev. William Gerut SJ officiating, with burial in the Calvary Cemetery, both in Prairie du Chien, Wis. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at the Garrity Funeral Home in Prairie du Chien, where there will be a Carmelite Rosary at 4:15 p.m. and a wake scipture at 7:30 p.m. ®MDNM¯

Thomas J. Haggerty
Thomas J. Haggerty, 53, of 2118 Loomis Street, died at his home, Saturday, September 13, 1997. He was born January 27, 1944, at Baraboo, to James and Lenys (Beckett) Haggerty. He graduated from Aquinas High School in 1962. He served with U.S. Marine Corp in the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his parents, of La Crosse, by two sisters, Kathryn (Richard) Barclay and Susan Pederson, both of Onalaska; three brothers, Timothy (Nancy) Haggerty of La Crosse and Michael (Peggy) Haggerty and Jeff (Beth) Haggerty, both of La Crosse; three aunts, Lorraine Haggerty of La Crosse, Delores Schultz of Madison, Wis. and Audrey Beckett, of Thomson, Ill. and by several nieces and nephews.
``Tom enjoyed the company of his friends, a good game of darts and fishing. He will be sadly missed by his special friends.''
The Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at St. James the Less Catholic Church. The Reverend Roger J. Scheckel will officiate. Burial, with military graveside rites by VFW Post 1530 will be in the Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call at the Dickinson Family Funeral Home, 809 Gillette St., Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. and at the church on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the service.
Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be given to the St. Clare Health Care Mission.

Son - Brother - Uncle - Friend
Tom Haggerty was a good friend.
He was caring, friendly, giving, courteous, sharing, kind.
We could go on forever,
but you know that life doesn't
go on forever.
Death happens,
but Tom's death was different.
His life touched us all.
We shouldn't be sad,
we should be happy for him.
He suffered so much that only God's hands could help him.
Written by Jim Haggerty, nephew.

Janet L. Schlicht
Janet L. Schlicht, 60, of La Crosse, died on Saturday, September 13, 1997 at her home.
Funeral services will be announced by the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse.

Arthur L. ``Art'' Johnson
Arthur L. ``Art'' Johnson, 80, of La Crosse, died on Sunday, Sept. 14, 1997, following a lengthy illness.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at First Congregational Church, La Crosse. Friends may call at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse on Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and at the church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. A complete obituary will follow.

Roberta L. Prew
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. - Roberta L. Prew, age 58, of Prairie du Chien, Wis., died Sunday, Sept. 14, 1997 at her home.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, Rev. John Wambach SJ officiating with burial in the Calvary Cemetery, both in Prairie du Chien, Wis. Friends may call on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Garrity Funeral Home in Prairie du Chien, Wis., where there will be a wake scripture at 7:30 p.m.

Leo N. Rostad
HOUSTON, Minn. - Leo N. Rostad, age 87, of Houston, Minn., died Sunday, Sept. 14, 1997 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Houston, Minn. Burial in Money Creek Cemetery, Money Creek. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Hoff Funeral Home Houston Chapel; and also one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church.

Mark Earl Bergerson
SEATTLE, Wash./EMMONS, Minn. - Mark Earl Bergerson, 29, of Seattle, Washington, passed away Friday, September 12, 1997 in his home in Seattle. He was born November 12, 1967, the son of Michael and Marcella (Honsey) Bergerson in Ramsey County, St. Paul, Minnesota. He graduated from Emmons High School in 1986 and from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 1991. He earned a Masters Degree in Adult Fitness/Cardiac Rehabilitation in 1994. Mark worked for Nordic Track in Seattle, Washington, until the time of his death.
Surviving are his father and mother, Michael and Marcella Bergerson of La Crescent, Minnesota; his brother Jonathan Bergerson of Seattle, Washington; his sister, Debra Bergerson of Eau Claire, Wisconsin; his grandmother, Cora Honsey of Emmons, Minnesota; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Mark was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Clinton Honsey; and his paternal grandparents, Melford and Inez Bergerson.
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, September 19, 1997 in Emmons Lutheran Church, Emmons, Minnesota. Rev. Dennis Johnson will officiate and burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, rural Emmons, Minnesota. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Mittelstadt Funeral Home, Lake Mills, Iowa; and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

Arthur L. `Art' Johnson
Arthur L. ``Art'' Johnson, 80, of La Crosse, died on Sunday, September 14, 1997, following a lengthy illness. He was born on October 25, 1916 in Pickwick, Minn., to Wesley and Ruth (Barrett) Johnson. He married Joyce G. Zellmer on March 17, 1951 in Winona, Minn. Art was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1254 of La Crosse. He had worked at Allis Chalmers of La Crosse for many years. In later years he worked at La Crosse Lutheran Hospital until his retirement.
In addition to his wife, Joyce, he is survived by two daughters, Rev. Nancy (Rev. Stephen) Johnson Russell of Wausau, Wis., and Melanie Johnson of La Crosse; two sons, Timothy Johnson of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Monte (Mary) Johnson of Roseville, Minn.; eight grandchildren, Debbie, David and Tom Russell, Jesse and Chris Johnson and Katey, Merrick and MacKenzie Johnson; three sisters, Marion (Vern) Lueck and Katherine Short, both of La Crosse, and Dorothy ``Lucille'' (Philip) Abbott of Cataract, Wis.; a brother, Edward (Alice) Johnson of La Crosse; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters.
Art's greatest love was his family. His many interests included hunting, fishing, gardening and working in the apple orchards. Art was a helpful neighbor and friend.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 17, 1997 at First Congregational Church in La Crosse. The Rev. Jerry M. Jordan and the Revs. Nancy and Stephen Russell will officiate. Burial will be in the Mormon Coulee Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse today from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; and at the church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials be directed to the La Crosse Eagles Club or to the First Congregational Church.

Janet L. Schlicht
Janet L. Schlicht, 60, of La Crosse, died at her home on Saturday, September 13, 1997. She was born in Viroqua, Wisconsin, on May 24, 1937 to Hilmer J. and Ruth C. (Fuller) Hanson. She married Erwin Schlicht on March 8, 1958 in La Crosse. He preceded her in death on February 20, 1982.
Janet is survived by one son, Jeffrey (Debra) Schlicht of La Crosse; two daughters, Janet (David) McGuire and Mary (Scott) Ritter, both of La Crosse; a stepdaughter, Kathy Schlicht of Salem, Virginia; 13 grandchildren; three sisters, Becky Hanson of La Crosse, Debbie Medema of Onalaska and Annabelle (Shirleigh) Jostad of Holmen; four brothers, Norman, David, Gary and Jimmy Hanson, all of La Crosse; and seven nieces and four nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one sister, two brothers and one granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 17, 1997 at 1 p.m. from the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse. Rev. Steve W. Jensen will officiate. Burial will be in the Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from noon until the time of services.

Mary H. Ernster
CALEDONIA, Minn. - Mary H. Ernster, age 86, of Caledonia, died Monday, September 15, 1997, at her home. She was born January 26, 1911, in Dorchester, Iowa, to Theodore and Mary (Schulte) Schwartzhoff. On February 25, 1935, she married Otto Ernster at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Caledonia. He preceded her in death in 1979. Mary worked as a cook at St. Mary's School and as a clerk at Rice Pharmacy, Caledonia, for many years. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and its Council of Catholic Women, St. Mary's Rosary Guild, and the Catholic Daughters of the Americas.
She is survived by a son, James (Connie) Ernster of Louisville, Ky.; three daughters, Verlie (Ken) Morris of Dodge Center, Minn., Dorothy Mullenbach of Adams, Minn., and Barbara (Joe) Fazendin of Stanley, Wis.; 12 grandchildren, Randy Morris, Renee Parrish, Lyle Mullenbach, Jennifer Bergene, Jeanne Bruski, Michael Fazendin, Richard Fazendin, Stacy Serocki, Alan, Tamara, Anita and J. Raymond Ernster; six great-grandchildren; three brothers, Raymond, Andrew (Betty) and Robert (Carol) Schwartzhoff, all of Caledonia; three sisters, Regina (George) Tony of Fridley, Minn., Florence Bissen of Caledonia and Rita (Paul) Welshons of Hastings, Minn.; a sister-in-law, Helen Schwartzhoff of Caledonia; and a brother-in-law, John Oshbar of New Jersey. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Bernadette and Mildred; a brother, Bert; and two infant siblings.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at McCormick Funeral Home, Caledonia, and 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Caledonia. Rev. Milo Ernster will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Caledonia. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home where a Catholic Daughters rosary will be recited at 5:30 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m. Memorials are preferred to Franciscan Skemp Hospice or St. Mary's School Library.

Stewart G. Miller
PLEASANTVILLE/WHITEHALL, Wis. - Stewart G. Miller, 58, of Pleasantville, Wis., died on Sunday, Sept. 14, 1997, in the Tri-County Memorial Hospital in Whitehall, Wis. Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1997, in the Jack Funeral Home, Whitehall. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 p.m. until time of services in the funeral home.

Evangeline M. `Vannie' Gaede
BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. - Evangeline M. ``Vannie'' Gaede, 76, of Black River Falls, died Monday, Sept. 15, 1997 in Pine View Nursing Home, Black River Falls. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday from Squaw Creek Lutheran Church, rural Black River Falls. Burial will be in Peace Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Cataract. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, with a 7:30 p.m. VFW Auxiliary service, at the Buswell Funeral Home, Black River Falls; and from 9 a.m. until services Thursday at the church.

Rudolph F. `Shorty' Sprain
Rudolph F. ``Shorty'' Sprain, 92, of La Crosse and formerly of Barre Mills, died Saturday, September 13, 1997 at his home. He was born December 2, 1904 in the town of Barre to Louis and Lina (Schroeder) Sprain. He married Edith Lehfeld of Secaucus, New Jersey, and they were married for over 50 years. Rudy worked at Allis-Chalmers as a drill press operator for over 25 years. He was a lifelong member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Barre Mills, where he served as a janitor for many years. Rudy was also a member of the Barre Mills School Board. His family remembers his willingness to always help others in their time of need.
Survivors include his wife, Edith; four children, Jane (Patrick) Baumer of Eagle River, Alaska, Patricia Sprain of La Crosse, Kenneth (Shawn) Sprain of Tomah and Caroline Sheehan of West Salem; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one half brother, Ervin (Bernadine) Sprain of Bangor; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Louis, Walter, Teddy and Alvin; two sisters, Dorie and Leonora; and a grandson, Timothy Baumer.
Funeral services will be on Wednesday, September 17 at 11 a.m. from St. John's Lutheran Church, Barre Mills. Rev. Walter Westphal will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Jostad-Jandt Funeral Home, 121 N. Youlon St., West Salem, today from 6 to 8 p.m.; and at the church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Julitta A. `Julie' Hauswirth
Julitta A. ``Julie'' Hauswirth, 90, a former resident of Pettibone Island and La Crescent, Minn., died on Sunday, September 14, 1997, at the Bethany-St. Joseph Care Center, La Crosse. She was born in Avon, Minnesota, on December 18, 1906, to Theodore and Rosa (Micklish) Hoeschen. She married Paul Schrepel on June 6, 1927, in St. Cloud, Minn., and they were later divorced. On November 1, 1946, she married Martin De Boer in La Crosse. He preceded her in death on September 3, 1959. She then married Rudolph Hauswirth on July 9, 1971. He preceded her in death on June 21, 1991. Julie worked at the Electric Auto Lite for 16 years until the plant's closing. She also had four houses on Pettibone Island which brought her great joy throughout her life.
Julie is survived by her only child, Cheryl P. (Calvin) Yeske of La Crosse; six grandchildren, Larry (Diane) Yeske, William Yeske, Marilyn (Albert) Trussoni, Edwin Yeske, Kathryn (Nickolas) Stuber, Robert (Carol) Yeske; seven grandchildren; two brothers and four sisters. She was also preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, September 17, 1997, at 10 a.m. from the Church of the Crucifixion in La Crescent. Rev. Donald W. Grubisch will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, La Crosse. Friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of services. The Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crescent is in charge of arrangements.

Richard Greeno
TOMAH, Wis. - Richard Greeno, 88, of Tomah, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 1997 in Rolling Hills Nursing Home, Sparta. Funeral services will be noon Wednesday in the White Funeral Home, Tomah. Burial will be in Wood Cemetery near Wyeville, Wis. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of services Wednesday at the funeral home.

Bernice A. Erpenbach
HILLSBORO, Wis. - Bernice A. Erpenbach, 77, of Hillsboro, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 1997 in St. Joseph's Nursing Home, Hillsboro. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. in St. Aloysius Catholic Church, and burial will be in Mount Vernon Cemetery, both in Hillsboro. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today, with an 8 p.m. Bible vigil, at the Picha Funeral Home, Hillsboro.

Lylah L. Lehmann
LA CRESCENT, Minn. - Lylah L. Lehmann, 79, of rural La Crescent, Minn., died on Saturday, September 13, 1997 at her home. She was born on December 17, 1917 in Money Creek Township, Houston County, Minn., to Charles and Ella (Benson) Benson. She married Harold M. Lehmann on October 18, 1946. He died in May of 1987. Lylah graduated from Winona State Teacher's College and was an elementary school teacher. She taught in rural one-room schools at Money Creek, Day Valley and Swede Bottom, and at La Crescent Crucifixion School. Since retiring from the classroom, she continued to tutor reading students, and was still tutoring at age 79. Lylah was active as a 4-H leader throughout her life. She was committed to and appreciated her church; Houston Baptist Church and Mound Prairie Baptist Church, both in Minnesota, and Bible Baptist Church in La Crosse, Wis.
Lylah is survived by three sons, Charles (Pam) of La Crosse, Benjamin of Preston, Minn., and James (Linda) of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; seven grandchildren, Charles R. Lehmann, Chad Lehmann, Sarah Lehmann, Charles L. Lehmann, Abraham Lehmann, Ella Lehmann and Anna Lehmann; two sisters, Mildred Gaustad of Houston, Minn., and June Davies of Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada; two half brothers, Peter Wheaton of Sacramento, Calif., and Paul (Sharon) Wheaton of Houston, Minn.; a stepbrother, Arthur Wheaton of Houston; and a stepsister, Ruth Doering of Caledonia, Minn. In addition to her husband, Harold, she was preceded in death by her parents; a stepfather, John Wheaton; a sister, Goldie Benson; an infant brother, Claude Benson; a stepbrother, Sam Wheaton; and a stepsister, Olive Dye.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 22, 1977 at Bible Baptist Church, 525 So. Seventh St. in La Crosse. The Rev. Harley Betzolt will officiate. Burial will be in Mound Prairie Cemetery. Friends may call at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crescent on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m.; and at the church on Monday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed to Village Creek Bible Camp.

Alice J. Johnson
WHITEHALL, Wis. - Alice J. Johnson, 75, of Whitehall, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1997 in Tri-County Memorial Hospital, Whitehall. Memorial services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday in Our Saviour's Lutheran Church and burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery, both in Whitehall. Visitation will be from noon until the time of services Friday in the church. The Jack Funeral Home, Whitehall, is assisting the family.

Charles Harold `Chuck' Luce Jr.
SANDY, Utah/ONALASKA, Wis. - Charles Harold ``Chuck'' Luce Jr., age 62, formerly of Onalaska, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 14, 1997 at his home in Sandy, Utah, after a brave battle against cancer. Chuck was born on Aug. 5, 1935 in La Crosse, Wis., to Charles H. Luce and Harriet (Cooper) Luce. Chuck graduated from Onalaska High School in 1953. He married Sharon Shuttenhelm of Onalaska, Wis., and had five children. They later divorced. He married JaeSoon Lee Luce on Dec. 17, 1985. He worked for the last 20 years for A.M. General Corp. (presently Oshkosh Truck Corp.) as a field service representative, traveling extensively to Asia and the Middle East. He loved fishing, hunting and boating.
He is survived by his wife, JaeSoon; a stepson, Yang Jin Jim Chun of Sandy, Utah; four daughters, Terri Luce of Bloomington, Ill., Linda Luce of Fontana, Calif., Tammy Shogren of Fontana, Calif., and Gail Johnson of Mont Clair, Calif.; one son, Connie Jay Luce of Ochlocknee, Ga.; two brothers, Donald Luce Sr. of Holmen, Wis., and Randy Luce of Onalaska, Wis.; one sister, Carolyn Luce of Onalaska, Wis.; and two stepsisters, Donna Schaitel of Onalaska, Wis., and Betty Lomprey of La Crosse, Wis. He was preceded in death by his parents and one stepbrother, Gary Willette of Tampa, Fla.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Sept. 18, 1997 at 10 a.m. at Lake Hills Memorial Chapel, 10055 South State St., Sandy, Utah. Friends may call this evening from 7:30 to 9 p.m., and Thursday from 9 a.m. until the time of services, both in the chapel. Interment will take place at Lake Hills Cemetery in Sandy, Utah.
He was loved and will be greatly missed.

Eva Louise (Turben) Sullivan
SPARTA, Wis. - Eva Louise (Turben) Sullivan, 70, of Sparta, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 1997 at home. She was born in Richland County, Wis., on December 8, 1926, the daughter of LeRoy and Ivor (Hoke) Ewing. She was married to Gerald Turben in 1945. Gerald died in 1962. In 1967 she was united in marriage to Daniel Sullivan. He died in 1973. Eva worked at St. Mary's Hospital, Sparta, for 10 1/2 years as a nurse's aid. She had been a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Cashton.
In addition to her parents and both husbands, she was preceded in death by one grandson; one sister, Mary Doyle; and three brothers, James, William and John Ewing.
She is survived by two daughters, Linda (Gene) Brueggeman of Stillman Valley, Ill., and Evelyn (James) Miller of Pekin, Ill.; one son, Allen Turben of Tomah; six grandchildren; four sisters, Isolene Frank of Reedsburg, Betty Dedrick of Madison, Joan Parkinson of Richland Center and Mary Boyle of Madison; and two brothers, Raymond Ewing of Ontario, Wis., and Bucky Ewing of Dodgeville, Wis.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Sparta Arms Meeting Room, 106 North L St., Sparta, with Rev. Jeffrey Miller officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Folsom South Kickapoo Cemetery, south of Viroqua. The Page-Smith Funeral Home, Sparta, is in charge of arrangements.

Christina T. Betts
Christina T. Betts, 90, of Sparta, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1997, at the Morrow Memorial Home, Sparta.
She is survived by one daughter, Teresa Edmison, Sparta; four sons, Merlin Betts, Rockland, Wis., Floyd (Nancy) Betts, Sparta, Robert Betts, Cataract, Michael (Linda) Betts, Sparta; 15 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Esther Squires, Sparta; three brothers, Edward Nauman, Raymond (Gladys) Nauman and Leonard (Dorothy) Nauman of Sparta; brother-in-law, Herman Ripp, Sparta.
The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Sparta, with Rev. Mark Walljasper officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call at the Page-Smith Funeral Home, Sparta, on Thursday, from 6 to 9 p.m. with a rosary at 8 p.m. and on Friday from 8 to 9:45 a.m.

Monty Pischke
SUN CITY, Ariz. - Monty Pischke, 66, of Sun City, Ariz., died Monday, Sept. 15, 1997, at his home.
He was born in La Crosse, Wis., and moved to Arizona from Wisconsin in 1993. He was a graduate of the U of A in 1964. He was a biochemist at Land O' Lakes, Eau Claire, Wis., for 12 years retiring in 1991. For International Food Technology he received seven patents for research.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Pischke, Sun City, Ariz.; two sons, Michael and James Pischke; a sister, Janice Wroble; brother, Robert Pischke; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Pischke.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Sept. 18, at 2 p.m. at Crown of Life Lutheran Church, 13131 Spanish Garden Dr., Sun City West, Ariz.
Memorials are preferred to American Heart Association, 2929 S. 48th St., Tempe, Ariz., 85282.
Sunland Mortuary, Sun City, Ariz., is helping the family with arrangements.

Clement L. Ellis
Clement L. Ellis, 87, of La Crosse died Wednesday, September 17, 1997, at the La Crescent Health Care Center in La Crescent.
He was born September 5, 1910, in Troy, Minnesota, to Joseph A. and C. Nellie (Hennessey) Ellis. Clement graduated from Chatfield High School in 1927 and also from St. Mary's College in Winona in 1931. He received his Master's Degree in school administration from the University of Minnesota in 1955. He later furthered his education in counseling at Winona State University. Clement worked as a teacher, principal and counselor for the Mable-Canton, Minn., schools for 21 years, retiring in 1976.
Clement is survived by six daughters, Rose (Michael) Haugerud of Lilburn, Ga., M. Patricia (Dave) Nichols of Friday Harbor, Wash., Sharon (Al) Barth of Rochester, Minn., Julie (Vince) McKenna of Paris, Texas, Barb (Tom) Sheehan and Susan (John) Greening, both of La Crescent, Minn.; two sons, Robert (Eunice) Ellis of La Crescent, Minn., and Richard J. Ellis of New Orleans, La.; 24 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Mary Ellis; a granddaughter, Christine Billmyer; and a sister, Maxine Foster.
Clement was a beloved father and grandfather. During his retired years he enjoyed traveling, especially his visits to Ireland. He was also an avid chess player. Clement was a 50 year member of Gittens-Leidel American Legion Post No. 595 in La Crescent, and was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, September 20, 1997, at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Crucifixion in La Crescent with Rev. Donald Grubisch officiating. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Chatfield, Minn.
Friends may call at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crescent on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. where a rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 to 9:45 a.m.

Joseph J. Susajlo
Joseph J. Susajlo, 42, of La Crosse, died Tuesday, September 16, 1997, at the Tomah VA Hospital.
He was born in Bay Shore, N.Y., on December 13, 1954, to John J. and Joan (Stebe) Susajlo. He served in the United States Army.
He is survived by a daughter, Stena Susajlo of La Crosse; two sons, Michael and Kenneth Susajlo, both of La Crosse; his father, John Susajlo of Bay Shore, Long Island, N.Y.; three sisters, Joan Corell of Duluth, Ga., Pat Leskowitz of Maryland and Lenore Clark of Georgia; and three brothers, Peter of Charlotte, N.C., Jay of Oakdale, N.Y. and John of Bayshore, Long Island, N.Y.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
Funeral services will be Friday, September 19, at 2 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. The Reverend Larry Berger will officiate.
Friends may call at the church on Friday from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service.
The Dickinson Family Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Herb Degenhardt
BLUE RIVER, Wis. - Herb Degenhardt, 85, of Blue River, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1997, at his home in Blue River.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Lawrence O'Toole Catholic Church, rural Mount Hope. Burial in the church cemetery. There will be no visitation.
The Thoni-Kendall Funeral Service in Boscobel is in charge of arrangements.

Howard Houlihan
CALEDONIA, Minn. - Howard Houlihan, 70, of Caledonia, Minn., and formerly of Milwaukee and Sussex, Wis., died Tuesday, September 16, 1997, at his home with his wife and son at his side.
He was born August 30, 1927, in Houston County to William Edward and Lucy (Stoltz) Houlihan. Howard attended Catholic grade school and high school in Caledonia, graduating from Loretto High. He then served in the United States Navy at the end of WWII and then attended college, graduating from the University of Iowa. On September 10, 1955, he married Dorothy Kruckow in Milwaukee, Wis. Together they resided in Milwaukee and Sussex, Wis., areas for many years where Howard graduated from Marquette University and was employed in his dental practice and as a Civil Engineer. After his retirement, they returned to Caledonia in 1995. While living in Wisconsin, Howard was a member of both the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy of Caledonia; a son, Brian Howard Houlihan of Caledonia; a sister, Dorothy Houlihan-Olson of La Crosse; and many sisters- and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews, and other relatives.
Howard was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be Saturday, September 20, at 11 a.m. from the Haugen-Roble-Jandt Funeral Home, Caledonia. Rev. Bill Limmer will officiate. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery, Caledonia.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Michael T. Dagnon
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis./ROCKFORD, Ill. - Michael T. Dagnon, 91, of Rockford, Ill., and formerly of Prairie du Chien, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1997, at St. Ann's Care Center, Rockford, Ill.
Funeral services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church and burial in the Calvary Cemetery, both in Prairie du Chien.
Friends may call today from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Garrity Funeral Home in Prairie du Chien where there will be a Knights of Columbus rosary at 7 p.m.

Derek Allen Beirne
HOLMEN, Wis. - Derek Allen Beirne, son of Jeff and Nina Beirne, of 424 Wade Drive, Holmen, died shortly after birth on Wednesday, September 17, 1997.
He is survived by his parents and two brothers, Tyler and Austin.
Private family services will be Friday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Holmen. The Reverend Delbert Malin will officiate. Burial will be in Greenmound Cemetery.
The Dickinson Family Funeral Home, 515 McHugh Road, is assisting with the arrangements.

Kenneth W. Reed
Kenneth W. Reed, 87, of La Crosse died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1997, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center.
He was born in La Crosse on July 23, 1910, to Clarence and Hilda (Michaelson) Reed. He was retired as an aircraft mechanic working for Viking Aviation.
He is survived by his wife, Carol (Norstad) of La Crosse; one daughter, Marilyn (Glen) Foner of St. Charles, Mo.; one son, Walter of La Crosse; two grandchildren, Zachary and Nicole Reed. He is preceded in death by one brother, Robert C. Reed.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 19, 1997, at 1 p.m. at the Oak Grove Cemetery Chapel, 1407 La Crosse Street. The Rev. Don Iliff will officiate and burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call at the chapel on Friday from noon until time of service.
The Woodruff Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.


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