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Thelma E. Erickson
MABEL, Minn. - Thelma E. Erickson, 87, formerly of Mabel, Minn., died Monday, Oct. 26, 1998, at the Rochester Health Care Center in Rochester, Minn. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, at the Mabel First Lutheran Church, Mabel with the Rev. Lloyd Menke officiating. Burial will be in the Mabel Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, at the Mengis Funeral Home, Mabel, Minn.; and one hour prior to services at the church.

Caroline Nees
Caroline Nees, 93, of La Crosse, died on Friday, Oct. 23, 1998, at the Hillview Healthcare Center. Burial will be in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery. The Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jesse H. Kanable
TOMAH, Wis. - Jesse H. Kanable, 87, of Mound City, S.D., and formerly of Tomah, Wis., died Monday, Oct. 26, 1998, at the Strasburg Nursing Home, Strasburg, N.D. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Tomah. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the White Funeral Home, Tomah; also from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Ruby Barbara Housker
MABEL, Minn. - Ruby Barbara Housker, 74, of Mabel, Minn., died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1998, at the Tweeten/Lutheran Health Care Center in Spring Grove, Minn. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, at Scheie Lutheran Church, rural Mabel, Minn., with burial in church cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at the Roble Funeral Home , Spring Grove, Minn.; and one hour prior to services at the church.

Raymond R. Jarrett
GENOA, Wis. - Raymond R. Jarrett, age 50, of rural Genoa died unexpectedly Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1998. He was born Jan. 7, 1948, to Robert and Margaret (Matchette) Jarrett, in Black River Falls. On Sept. 7, 1968, he married Shirley Wilson in La Crosse. Raymond served in the U.S. Navy for two years, on the USS Simms. He farmed for several years and then worked at Trane Co. in La Crosse for the past 20 years. He belonged to the Wisconsin Bearhunters Association and the Chaseburg Hound Hunters.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Jack of Viroqua; two daughters, Vicki (Kurt) Ruegg, and Peggy Jarrett, both of La Crosse; five grandchildren, Carissa, Alex, Ashly, Skyler, and Julian; his father, Robert of La Crosse; one brother, James (Barbara) of Stoddard; and one sister, Judy (Gary) Goldsmith of Hixton; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother July 28, 1997; and his grandparents.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30, 1998, at Trinity United Church of Christ, La Crosse, Rev. Wayne Lura officiating, with burial in Mormon Coulee Memorial Park Cemetery. Military rites by Stoddard American Legion Post #315. Friends may call at the Seland Funeral Chapel in Coon Valley on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.; and at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

Elaine R. Stintzi
BANGOR, Wis. - Elaine R. Stintzi, 80, of Bangor, died Monday, Oct. 26, 1998, at Franciscan Skemp Healthcare-La Crosse.
Born in Larson Coulee Nov. 24, 1917, to Mamie and Lawrence Erickson, Elaine married John D. Stintzi on Feb. 15, 1936, in West Salem.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Bangor and the Presbyterian Women's Organization.
Elaine was a popular cook in the area, best known for her pies. She ran the Coffee Cup Cafe in Bangor for 10 years and worked at a number of other area restaurants.
She also loved bird watching in her later years and spent a good deal of time watching her feathered friends feed outside her living room window.
Elaine will be remembered best, however, for the love she had for her family. She doted over her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and never missed sending a card on birthdays and other special occasions.
She is survived by two sons, John L. (Shirley) Stintzi of Bangor and Roy (Maureen) Stintzi of Beaver Falls, Penn.; three daughters, Jeanette (Armand) Schaller of Bangor, Lou Ann (Ron) Hanson of Bangor and Mary (Mike) McHenry of Green Bay; seven grandchildren, John Paul (Melodie) Schaller, Scott, Kelli and Mandi Stintzi, Matt and Megan McHenry and Jestin Turbeville; two great-grandsons, Jacob and Benjamin Leis, and one great-granddaughter, Kelaney Kathryn Schaller; two sisters, Bernice Hansen of Bangor and Carol Michenor of La Crosse; one brother-in-law, Royal (Boydie) Stintzi of Lady Lake, Fla.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Elaine was preceded in death by her husband, John, in 1970, and her son, George A. Stintzi, in 1971, her parents and special friend, Kenny Stein.
Memorial services for Elaine will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30, in the First Presbyterian Church of Bangor. The Rev. Louis Stoker will officiate and burial will be at the Fairview Cemetery in Bangor. She will be cremated.
Friends may call at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Friday.
Elaine will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
Rest in peace Granny Grunch - we miss you very much.

Robert `Bob' Ziel
ONALASKA, Wis. - Robert `Bob' Ziel, 80, of Onalaska, died Monday, Oct. 26, 1998, at the Onalaska Nursing Home. He was born March 17, 1918, in Prairie Du Chien, Wis., to George and Ruth (Wing) Ziel. Bob attended Logan High School. He was a veteran and served as Staff Sgt. with the 32nd Infantry Red Arrow Division, from 1941 until 1945, in New Guinea, Southern Phillipines and Luzon. He married Marie Mulock on Sept. 24, 1949 in Onalaska. He worked as a welder for the Allis Chalmers Mfg. Company in La Crosse for thirty years, and later for the La Crosse Rubber Mills for seven years, until his retirement. He was a member of the Onalaska Struck-Klanrud American Legion Post #336, and a past member of the Voiture #830 of the 40et8. Bob enjoyed the outdoors, with hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Marie of Onalaska; one son, Charles (Laurie) Ziel of Wittenberg, Wis.; two daughters, Jane (Dan) Seeger of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Joanne Dietrich of Woodward, Okla.; one brother, Clifford Ziel of La Crosse; two half sisters, Marie Mueller of Cederburg, Wis., and Ruth Arndt of Milwaukee; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Elaine and Myrtle; and one infant grandson.
Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30, 1998, at the Onalaska United Methodist Church. Rev. Wesley Schirmer will officiate. Burial with military rites will be in the Onalaska Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Friday from 11:00 until the time of services. Memorials may be given to the American Lung Association or the Onalaska United Methodist Church. The Fossum Funeral Home in Onalaska is assisting the family with arrangements.

Florence E. Tabbert
ONALASKA, Wis. - Florence E. Tabbert, 88, of Mindoro, died at the Onalaska Nursing Home Monday, Oct. 26, 1998.
She was born May 19, 1910, at Holmen to Fred and Anna (Von Moos) Bolterman. She married Wesley Tabbert on Jan. 18, 1928. He preceded her in death on Feb. 22, 1983.
She is survived by three sons, Robert (Donna) Tabbert of Iron River, Mich., Wilbur (Arlene) Tabbert of La Crosse and Wesley J. (Maureen) Tabbert of Mindoro; by four brothers Harold Bolterman of Onalaska, Wesley (Helen) Bolterman of Onalaska, Myron (Maxine) Bolterman of Whitehall, and Edwin (Vivian) Bolterman of Holmen; by 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Onalaska United Methodist Church. The Rev. Wesley Schirmer will officiate. Burial will be in Mormon Coulee Memorial Park. Friends may call at the church on Thursday from noon until the time of the service.

Mary Genevieve Cullen
ONALASKA, Wis. - Mary Genevieve Cullen, 80, a resident of the Hillview Health Care Center, La Crosse, Wis., passed away Monday, Oct. 26, 1998.
She was born June 20, 1918, at Sioux Falls, S.D., to Bernice Matie Hubbard Morrison and Walton Mitchell Morrison. She graduated from Osage High School, Osage, Iowa. She married Frank Cullen on Dec. 31, 1940, at Osage Lutheran Church. They lived in Washington state until returning to Wisconsin in 1952. She was a member of American Legion Post No. 238 Auxiliary at Greenwood, Wis., and VFW Auxiliary Post 7942 at Kansasville, Wis. She had a great love of music and playing the organ. She loved her calligraphy and taught many the art.
She is survived by two sons, Vincent (Beverly) Cullen of Onalaska, and Frank in Texas; by eight grandchildren, Bryan (Patricia) Cullen, Michael (Jody) Cullen, Patricia (Bill) Siegler, Mark Cullen, Jeffrey (Missi) Cullen, Lisa Cullen (and fiance Dr. Ted Ware), Dawn (Mark) Sanborn and Joseph Cullen; by 13 loving great-grandchildren, whom she lived most for; brothers Robert (Evelyn) Morrison and John Morrison; sisters-in-law Maxine Morrison, Ann Morrison and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, her parents, brothers Duncan, Mitchell and Walt, and a grandson, Erick John.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30, 1998, at Faith Lutheran Church, Mitchell, Iowa. The Rev. Rose Marie Nack will officiate. The Dickinson Family Funeral Home, 401 N. Main St., Onalaska, is assisting with arrangements.

Kurt Arlyn Johnson
ELLENWOOD, Ga./GALESVILLE, Wis. - Kurt Arlyn Johnson, 53, of 5884 Dan Drive, Ellenwood, Ga., and formerly of Galesville, Wis., died Sunday, Oct. 25, 1998, at Southern Regional Hospital in Atlanta, Ga., from injuries and complications from a fall while volunteering his services at a local VFW Hall.
He was born April 6, 1945, to Tillman and Janice (Grover) Johnson in Galesville. In 1973, he married Paula Gavin in Iowa. They were married for 25 years, prior to her death in August of 1998. Kurt served 27 years in the U.S. Army, with a tour of Germany and two tours of Vietnam. He retired in 1990 as a Lieutenant Colnel. After retirement, he managed the Green Valley Golf Course with golfing as his favorite pasttime.
Survivors are three sons, Tom (Tracy) Johnson of Chicago, Ill., Kyle (Jessica) Johnson of Atlanta, Kurt (Sandy) Eddy of Texas; a daughter, Kim Eddy of Oklahoma; five grandchildren; his parents of Galesville; two brothers, Barrie of Madison, Wis., and Terry (Donna) of Galesville; a sister, Karn (Robert) Uhl of Fond du Lac, Wis., and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, 1998, in Zion Lutheran Church, Galesville, with the Rev. Arnold Flater officiating. Burial with military rites will be 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, La Crosse, Wis.
Friends may call at Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville, Wis., from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 1998, and on Thursday at the church from 10 a.m. until services.

Lance D. Allen
Lance D. Allen, 77, of La Crosse, died on Monday, Oct. 26, 1998, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center.
He was born April 27, 1921, at Webster, Wis., to Harvey and Ada (Miller) Allen. He married Inga Anderson on Nov. 28, 1945, at Westby. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked for the Trane Co. for forty years.
He was a member of American Legion Post No. 52.
He is survived by his wife, Inga, by four children, Ronald (Kathleen) Allen, Margaret (Paul) Goetting, Rodney (Pam) Allen and Lana (Robert) Caldwell; by grandchildren Robin (Scott) Engler, Joel Goetting, Chad Goetting, Jonathon Allen, Scott Allen, Matthew Allen, Joshua Allen, Lance Allen, Ryan Allen, Katelyn Caldwell and great-grandchildren Samantha and Aaron Engler; by a brother, Glen (Effie) Allen, a sister Ruth Wemmer, sisters-in-law Ruth Ekholm and Opal Weiss; brother-in-law Henry Anderson and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Dickinson Family Funeral Home, 1425 Jackson St. The Rev. Mark Hart will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 12:30 p.m. until the service.

Josephine Reshel
CITY POINT, Wis. - Josephine Reshel, 89, of City Point, Wis., died at her home Wednesday, Oct.28, 1998. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, from the Martyrs Chapel, near City Point. Burial will follow in the Spalding Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, at the Buswell Funeral Home, Black River Falls, with prayer service at 8:30 p.m.; and also from 9 a.m. until the time of services at the chapel.

Margaret B. Yanz
GALESVILLE, Wis. - Margaret B. Yanz, 83, of Galesville, formerly of Fort Atkinson, Wis., died at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, Wis., Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1998. She was born Aug. 2, 1915, at Abbotsford, Wis., to Frank and Sadie (Brown) Schimek. She married Joseph Yanz in 1938 and he preceded her in death in 1978.
She is survived by a son , Gerald (Kathleen) Yanz of New Ulm, Minn.; by a daughter, Veronica (David) Keenan, of Trempealeau, Wis.; by a sister, Florence Hess, of Watertown, Wis.; by seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and three sisters.
Memorial services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Dunlap Memorial Home, Fort Atkinson, Wis. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from noon until the services. Burial will be in the Lakeview Cemetery, Fort Atkinson. The Dickinson Family Funeral Homes and crematory are assisting with the arrangements.

Barton E. Nelson
Barton E. Nelson, age 76, of La Crosse, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1998, in his home. A service of remembrance is tentatively scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, in the Blaschke Funeral Home, 401 West Ave. S. A complete obituary will follow in Sunday's paper.

Kevin E. Stratton
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Kevin E. Stratton, 44, of Indianapolis, Ind., died Oct. 17, 1998, at the Veteran's medical Center in Phoenix, Ariz. He was born on Dec. 18, 1954, to Virgil and Mary Stratton in Indianapolis, Ind.
He served in the United States Air Force, and was active in the community with the Multiple Sclerosis Society in Indianapolis.
He is survived by his daughters, Dosha Taylor of Tomah, and Roberta Fitzpatrick of West Salem; his son, Todd Fitzpatrick of La Crosse; his grandchildren, Ben Fitzpatrick, Nicholas Koboski, Bret and Arika Taylor of Tomah, and Taylor Fitzpatrick of West Salem; his sisters, Dosha Stratton of Hobbs, N.M., Diane Scott of Jacksonville, Fla., Kera Turner of Mooreville, Ind.; his brother, Mike Hurst of Indianapolis, Ind.; and his special friend, Greg Drake.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister Karla Benge; and brother, Steve Reinhart.
Memorial services will be at a later date at Washington Park Mortuary in Indianapolis, Ind.

James T. Arenz
DUBUQUE, Iowa - James T. Arenz, 81, of 275 North Grandview Ave., Dubuque, Iowa, died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 1998, at Mercy Health Center. He was born on Aug. 5, 1917, in La Crosse, Wis., to Albert and Kathryn (Rooney) Arenz.
James married Mary Margaret Malin on June 22, 1942, in La Crosse. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. After returning to La Crosse, Jim Managed the Arenz Shoe Co., founded by his Grandfather in 1902. In 1951, Jim moved to Dubuque, Iowa, to operate the Arenz Shoe Stores, which he owned until his retirement in 1987.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Margaret; one daughter, Mary Kathryn `Miki'(Dr. Edmond) O'Neill of Dubuque; two sons, Thomas J. (Kathleen) Arenz, and John (Cynthia) Arenz, both of Milwaukee; seven grandchildren, Carolyn Arenz, Patrick Arenz, Kathryn O'Neill, Michael O'Neill, Allison Arenz, Jamie Arenz, Ana Arenz; four sisters, Margaret Nekola of La Crosse, Cassy Specht of Prairie Du Chien, Alberta Atkinson of Seneca, Wis., and Roslyn Kellock of Calif. James was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Mary Ellen Shihata; and one brother, Edward Arenz.
Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, 1998, at St. Joseph The Worker Church, with burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery, both in Dubuque, Iowa. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, with a Parish Wake service at 7 p.m., at the Ed Siegert-Al Didesch Colonial Funeral Home, 390 N. Grandview Ave., Dubuque, Iowa. Memorials may be sent to St. Joseph The Worker Church, Wahlert High School, or Mercy Health Center.

Irene Vitcenda
HILLSBORO, Wis. - Irene Vitcenda, age 80 years, of valley, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 29, 1998, at the St. Joseph's Nursing Home in Hillsboro, Wis. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 1, at the Picha Funeral Home in Hillsboro. Burial will be in the Bear Creek Cemetery near LaFarge. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Picha Funeral Home, Hillsboro.

Sharon L. Capek
Sharon L. Capek, age 52, passed away from cancer Oct. 29, 1998, while at her home. We wish to thank all the people that offered help and prayers.

Effie A. Freng
MINDORO, Wis. - Effie A. Freng, 78, of Mindoro, died Monday, Oct. 26, 1998, at her home. She was born May 18, 1920, in West Salem, to Alfred and Mabel (Erickson) Breiwick. On Sept. 2, 1939, she married LaVern A. Freng in Waukon, Iowa, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 6, 1985. Effie took great pride in her flower garden and her special baking. She also enjoyed birdwatching. Most important to Effie was her love for her Maker and her family.
Survivors include her nine children, Bonnie (Ray) Paisley, Mary (Sid) Welda and Patricia Woodliff, all of Onalaska, Joan (Harold) Danielson and James (Sandra) Freng, both of Mindoro, Lawrence `Larry' (Luana) Freng of Northglenn, Colo., David (Bernice) Freng of Colorado Springs, Colo., Orlando `Fred' (Pat) Freng of La Crosse, and Steven (Rosa and Sara) Freng of Melrose; 29 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; a special friend, Robert Kastenschmidt of Rosendale, Wis.; three sisters, Margaret Bringe of Holmen, Gladys Nelson of Marinette, Wis., and Lillian Hill of Onalaska; three brothers, Arthur (Alma) Breiwick of Minneapolis, Minn., Allison (Caroline) Breiwick of Anoka, Minn., and Stanley (Marge) Breiwick of Racine, Wis.; and a sister-in-law, Evelyn Breiwick of Holmen. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Jason Freng; and three brothers, Raymond, LaVern, and Clarence Breiwick.
Funeral services will be Friday, Oct. 30, at 11 a.m. from Bells Coulee Lutheran Church. Rev. Ron Nowland will officiate. Burial will be in Burns Cemetery. Friends may call at the Jostad-Jandt Funeral Home, 121 N. Youlon St., West Salem, on Thursday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.; and at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Gloria S. Lego
BATAVIA, Ill. - Gloria S. Lego, 75, of La Crosse, Wis., died Monday, Oct. 26, 1998, at her son's home in Batavia, Ill. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Friday from the Yurs-Peterson Funeral Home to Holy Cross Catholic Church in Batavia, Ill., for a funeral mass at 10 a.m. Internment will be at 2 p.m. Friday, in St. Joseph's Cemetery in River Grove, Ill. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Funeral Home, where a liturgical wake service will be held at 5 p.m. Contributions may be made to V.N.A. Hospice, Aurora, Ill. 60504, or to the American Cancer Society, Batavia, Ill., or Gundersen Lutheran Hospice, La Crosse.

Ines E. Dinger
HOKAH, Minn. - Ines E. Dinger, 79, of Hokah, Minn., died on Monday, Oct. 26, 1998, at her home. She was born on April 5, 1919, in Sparta, Wis., to William and Ethel (Kroll) Schultz. She married Herman G. Dinger on Dec. 18, 1941 in Norwalk, Wis. He died on July 15, 1988. Ines was a member of St., Peter's Catholic Church in Hokah and a member of the Parish Alter Society. She had worked at the La Crosse Autolite for many years and later worked at St. Michael's Childrens Home for twenty years, retiring in 1980.
She is survived by a daughter, Rita Watters of Hokah; four grandchildren, Laura (Paul) Giertych of Holmen, Wis., Brian Watters and Rodney Watters, both of La Crosse, and Jeff Watters of Hokah; six great-grandchildren; five sisters, Margaret Semann and Ruth (Delmar) Donsky, both of Norwalk, Wis., Beulah Sanders of Mindoro, Wis., Marion Semann and Edwina (Maurice) Olson, both of Sparta, Wis.; seven brothers, Harvey (Ann) Schultz and Theodore Schultz, both of Mindoro, Wis., Leo (Katherine) Schultz, Ervin Schultz, Victor Schultz, Kermit Schultz, and William (Carrie) Schultz all of Sparta. In addition to her husband, Herman, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Eunice Dinger; two granddaughters, Sarah and Patricia Watters; a grandson, Daniel Watters; and two sisters, Blanche Wagner and Eveline Schmitz.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29, 1998, at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Hokah. The Rev. Paul J. Breza will officiate. Burial will be at St. John The Baptist Catholic Cemetery in rural Norwalk, Wis. Friends may call at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crescent, Minn. on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.; and at the church on Thursday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service. A rosary will be recited Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Nellie B. Wolf
TOMAH, Wis. - Nellie B. Wolf, 93, of Tomah, died Friday, Oct. 23, 1998, at the Tomah Health Care Center. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Tomah. The Ninnman-Steele Fu7neral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Helen Elizabeth Lund
TOMAH, Wis. - Helen Elizabeth Lund, 68, of Tomah, died Monday, Oct. 26, 1998. A funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Tomah. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Tomah. Relatives and friends may call at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, 801 E. Monowau St., Tomah; from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday; and also from 10 a.m. until the time of mass at the church.

Forest A. `Harkey' Harkness
Forest `Harkey' Harkness, 86, of La Crosse, died at the Hillview Health Care Center, Monday, Oct. 26, 1998. he was born July 7, 1912, at Mabel, Minn., to Adelbert and Fannie (Sherburne) Harkness. He married Margaret C. Housker on Jan. 21, 1939, at Calmar, Iowa.
Forest was an over the road driver for the Gateway Transportation Co. for thirty-five years, during which time he never had an accident. He then served as a crossing guard at the Emerson Elementary School until he began employment with Inland Printing Co. he retired on Dec. 31, 1986.
Forest and Margaret enjoyed traveling. He was an active member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church where he served as head usher for many years.
In addition to his wife, Margaret, he is survived by two sons, Dale Harkness and Don (Trish) Harkness, both of La Crosse; by a sister, O.live Sveen of Rushford, Minn.; by five grandchildren, Tim Harkness, Kate (Tim) Hansen, Sara (Abhijat) Pochanayon, Chris and Corie Harkness; by five great-grandchildren, Danny Harkness, Haeli, Alyssa and April Hansen, and Jordan Pochanayon; by daughters-in-law, Donna Harkness and Mary Harkness, both of La Crosse; and by good neighbors, Tom and Joan Gushiken and their children, Lonnie and Robbie. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Darryl Harkness; a sister, Florence Seegmiller; and two brothers, Claude and Alton Harkness.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. The Rev. Brian King will officiate. Burial will be in Mormon Coulee Memorial Park. Friends may call at the Dickinson Family Funeral Home, 1425 Jackson St., Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m.; and at the church on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the service.
Memorials may be made to Our Savior's Lutheran Church or to the Hillview Auxillary.

Lloyd S. Kast
BOSCOBEL, Wis. - Lloyd S. Kast, 96, of Boscobel, Wis., died Sunday, Oct. 25, 1998, at the Boscobel Area Health Care. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 1998, at the Thoni-Kendall Funeral Home in Boscobel, and burial with military rites in the town cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of services at the Thoni-Kendall Funeral Home, Boscobel.

Kenneth J. Bloyer
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. - Kenneth J. Bloyer, 70, of Prairie Du Chien, Wis., died Sunday Oct. 25, 1998, at the Prairie Du Chien Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. at St. Gabriels Cathloic Church, followed by the burial with military rites in the Calvary Cemetery, both in Prairie Du Chien. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday at Garrity Funeral Home in Prairie Du Chien, where there will be a Wake Scripture at 8 p.m.

Kurt A. Johnson
ELLENWOOD, Ga. - Kurt A. Johnson, 53, of Ellenwood, Ga. and formerly of Galesville, Wis., died Sunday, Oct. 25, 1998, in Southern Regional Hospital, Riverdale, Ga. Arrangements are pending with Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville, Wis.

Mildred B. Harrie
SPARTA, Wis. - Mildred B. Harrie, 92, of 331 S. Water St., Sparta, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 1998, at the Morrow Memorial Home, Sparta.
She was born on June 26, 1906, in Big Creek in Monroe County to Charles and Minnie (Stark) Morgan.
On May 8, 1924, she was united in marriage to William F. Harrie in Ontario, Wis. After a brief residence on a farm near Ontario, they moved to Sparta. In 1945 they purchased the general store in Leon, which together with the adjacent mill, was operated as a family business. In 1965 they returned to Sparta.
Mildred was a long time member of the United Methodist Church. She enjoyed caring for her flowers which were much admired in the neighborhood on Central Ave. She also spent countless hours making afghans and `yo-yo' spreads for her family, her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband on July 3, 1971.
She is survived by a daughter, Beverly (Glen) Schuknecht of Hudson, Wis.; four sons, Lloyd (Willy) and Russell (Pat) Harrie of Sparta, William Jr. (Rita) Harrie of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Dale (Phyllis) Harrie of Bloomington, Ill.; two sisters, Laura Roberts of Sparta, and Buelah Grant of Baraboo, Wis.; 18 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, Sparta, with Rev. David Carlson officiating. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Sparta.
Friends may call at the Lanham-Kann Funeral Home, Sparta on Wednesday fro 6 to 8 p.m.; and at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of services.
Memorials may be given to the Morrow Memorial Home, Sparta or the Sparta United Methodist Church.

Orion S. Hanson
CASHTON, Wis. - Orion S. Hanson, age 67 of rural Cashton, died unexpectedly on Sunday morning, October 25, 1998 in Viroqua. He was born on October 16, 1931 to Helmer and Maria (Larson) Hanson. On November 10, 1951 he was united in marriage to Shirley Johnson in Barron, WI. From 1952 to 1954, he served in the United States Marine Corps. He was a heavy equipment operator for Williamson Construction in LaCrosse. He also worked for J.I. Case Co. in Rockford, IL, and for 17 years he worked for Beloit Pipe and Dredge. He had worked for J.P. Cullen Co. in Beloit, retiring in 1982. In 1978, he and Shirley moved to this area.
He belongs to the Operating Engineers Union, #139, and he was a member of the Antique Club, Syverson-Funk American Legion Post #155, and a former member of the Eagles.
In addition to his wife, Shirley, he is survived by two daughters, Debra (Thomas) Fischer of Rincon, GA, and Sandra (Ernie) Hass of Westby; four grandchildren: Sean Fischer, Christopher Fischer, Wayne Kast, and Mark Kast; two great-grandchildren, Nicolette Kast and Kyle Kast; four sisters: Mabel (Ernest) Bekkum of LaCrosse, Pearl Overgard of Cashton, Hazel Blihovde of Baron, and Delores (Curtis) Larson of River Falls; one brother, Harold (Marie) Hanson of Beloit; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two nephews, Everett Bekkum and Gary Hanson; two brothers-in-law, Leonard Overgard and Orville Blihovde.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 29, 1998 at 10:00 a.m. at the Westby Coon Prairie Lutheran Church. Pastors Steven Meyer and Paul Jordahl will officiate. Burial with military rites by Syverson-Funk Post #155 will be in the Coon Prairie Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Vosseteig Funeral Home, 708 S. Hwy 14 in Westby. Friends may also call after 9:00 a.m. on Thursday at the church.


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