|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, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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,
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,
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.
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,
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
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
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,
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
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.