|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
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.
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
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
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,
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.
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
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.
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
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,
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
The Dickinson Family Funeral Home, 515 McHugh Road, is assisting with
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.