Miscellaneous La Crosse County, Wisconsin Obituaries

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Christine Bouda
Christine Bouda, 86, of La Crosse and formerly of the Hillsboro area, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998, at her residence.
She was born Oct. 15, 1912, to Frank and Anna (Blaha) Bouda, in the town of Forest, Vernon County. She graduated from the Hillsboro High School in 1930, and later the Vernon County Normal School. She has lived in La Crosse many years, where she worked for the St. Francis Hospital, and after retiring was also named an outstanding volunteer at St. Francis Hospital.
She is survived by three sisters, Jennie Stekel, Frances Bouda and Agnes McDonald, all of Hillsboro. She was a wonderful aunt to many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and two brothers.
Funeral services will be held today, Nov. 17, 1998, at 11 a.m. at the St. Joseph's Catholic Church at Mount Tabor, with Father James Ennis officiating. Burial will be in the St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery at Mount Tabor. Friends may call at the church today from 10 a.m. until the time of services. The Picha Funeral Home in Hillsboro is assisting the family with arrangements.

Walter M. `Gabe' Arnold
CALEDONIA, Minn. - Walter M. ``Gabe'' Arnold, 73, of Caledonia, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, Wis. He was born August 28, 1925, in Rushford, Minn., to Harry and Inez (Vier) Arnold. On Oct. 28, 1950, he married Virginia Schulze at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Caledonia, Minn. Gabe was employed at Tri-County Electric and then drove a petroleum truck for Midland Co-op for many years. He also managed the Caledonia Municipal Store. Recently, Gabe worked at B&M Service Center in Caledonia.
He was a member of the Caledonia Volunteer Fire Department and served as fire chief. Gabe also served as Houston County fire marshall. He was an active member of St. John's Evangelical Church in Caledonia and a member of the Caledonia Lions Club and the Wild Turkey Federation. Gabe enjoyed bowling, throwing horseshoes, hunting and fishing. He was an avid woodworker who made many items for his family.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia of Caledonia; three daughters, Kathleen (William) Ochs of Las Vegas, Nev., Shari (Bob) Lange of Caledonia, Minn., and Deb (Jim) Bulman-Wing of La Crescent, Minn.; one son, Bruce (Patricia) of Prairie du Chien, Wis.; 14 grandchildren, Brad and Ashley Ochs, both of Las Vegas, Nev., Melissa and Dustin Lange, both of Caledonia, Minn., Aaron, Amber and Brandon Bulman, all of La Crescent, Minn., Jamey Wing Jr. of La Crescent, Minn., Jessica and Adam Wing, both of La Crosse, Wis., and Nathan Walter, Kelley, Stacey and Lindsey Arnold, all of Prairie du Chien, Wis.; one sister, Ada Ruth (Warren) Peterson of Spring Valley, Minn.; one brother, Freddie (Virginia) Arnold of Rushford, Minn.; two half sisters, Alma Johns and Eleanor Sweet, both of Rushford, Minn.; and his mother-in-law, Estella Schulze of Caledonia, Minn. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, one sister, two half brothers and a half sister.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 11 a.m. from St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Caledonia. Rev. William Runke and Rev. Bill Limmer will officiate. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Caledonia. Friends may call at the church today from 4 to 8 p.m., and on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family. The Haugen-Roble-Jandt Funeral Home, Caledonia, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Isabelle Underhill
Mary Isabelle Underhill, 81, passed away Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998, at the St. Joseph Rehabilitation Center. She was born Dec. 17, 1916, in Harmony, Minn., to Robert Eugene ``Gene'' and Minnie (McDermont) Underhill. Mary had taught economics in Spring Green, Wis., and retired as the home economy director for the Wisconsin Gas Co., in Milwaukee. After her retirement, she moved to the La Crosse area to be closer to her family.
Mary is survived by her brother, Robert E. and his wife, Dorothy of La Crosse; a sister-in-law, Mae E. Underhill of Apache Junction, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews, Jeffery (Gabrielle) Underhill of Floyd, Va., Jeanne (Albert) Funk of Helena, Mont., Mary Ann (Dickie) Grubbs of Onalaska, William T. (Jacqueline) Underhill of Dresbach, Minn., Jane (Ron) Schritz of Apache Junction, Ariz., Barbara (Daniel) Kniefl of Mesa, Ariz., Judy Johnson of Holmen, Patricia (Ron) Hausel of Guthrie, Okla., Carol (Steve) Cleary of La Crosse, Theresa (Don) Gerdes of Brice Prairie, Katherine Sarazin of Onalaska and Jerry Underhill of Apache Junction, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Paul B. Underhill and William Underhill; and a nephew, Paul M. Underhill.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel of St. Joseph's Care Center, 2902 East Ave. So., La Crosse. The Reverends Thomas Smith, Joseph Rafacz and Joseph Frisch will concelebrate, with burial to be in the Crucifixion Cemetery, La Crescent, Minn. Friends may call at the St. Joseph Nursing Home chapel on Thursday, Nov. 19, 1998, from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Memorials are requested to St. Pius X Catholic Church. The Blaschke Funeral Home, La Crosse, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Delia S. Peterson
HOUSTON, Minn. - Delia S. Peterson, 96, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998, at Valley View Nursing Home in Houston. Delia S. Britson was born March 23, 1902, to Albert and Christine (Traff) Britson, in Looney Valley, Houston County, Minn. Delia attended Upper Looney Valley School prior to working for Watkins in Winona. She then returned to Houston County and married Elmore Peterson Jan. 6, 1926. Together they farmed in Houston County until retiring in 1964. Delia was a member of Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Houston and its Ladies Aid.
Delia is survived by two sons, Lyle (Anita) of Houston, and Glenn (Olive) of Canton, Minn.; two daughters, Janice (Burdette) Unnasch, and Dolores (Harold) VanGundy; both of Houston; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one brother, Melvin (Lizzie) Britson of Houston; one sister, Emma Britson of Houston; two sisters-in-law, Harriet Peterson of Winona and Erna Peterson of Houston; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elmore; one son, Eugene; two grandchildren, Renee Peterson and Gary VanGundy; five sisters; and three brothers.
Funeral services are planned for today, Nov. 17, 1998, at 11 a.m. at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Houston, with Reverend Mark M. Rydberg officiating. Burial will be in the Stone Church Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the service today at the church.
Pallbearers will be Delia's grandsons, Douglas Peterson, Travis Peterson, Steven VanGundy, Dennis VanGundy, John Peterson and Kevin Unnasch. The Hoff Funeral Homes-Houston Chapel is assisting the family.

Howard E. Hitner
WAUKON, Iowa - Howard E. Hitner, 67, of Waukon, died Monday, Nov. 16, 1998, in the V.A. Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa, after a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Hanson Funeral Home, Waukon. Burial will be in Rossville Cemetery, Rossville, Iowa. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of services Wednesday at the funeral home.

Harold K. Hegland
ONALASKA, Wis. - Harold K. Hegland, 84, of Onalaska, died Monday, Nov. 16, 1998, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse.
He was born Aug. 6, 1914, in Caledonia, Minn., to Henry and Cora (Schauble) Hegland. A veteran of World War II, he enlisted in the U.S. Army on Aug. 30, 1940, and was honorably discharged as a technical sergeant on Aug. 17, 1945.
He married Jean Hilda Poulter on June 20, 1945, at All Saints Church, Edmonton, London, England.
He was employed as a clerk-crew caller from September, 1945 to Aug. 31, 1976, by the Burlington Northern Railroad, La Crosse. He was a 50-year member of the Transportation, Communications Union, and a 35-year member of American Legion Post 336, Onalaska.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Ronald (Marlene) Hegland of White Lake, Mich.; stepgrandsons Gary and Craig Boyd; nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Irene Hegland of Ettrick. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter, Sheila Jean; a brother, Arland Hegland; infant half brother, Marvin Erickson; and half sister Ruth M. Olson.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Nov. 19 at 11 a.m. at First Lutheran Church, Onalaska. The Reverend Fred Ohlrogge will officiate and burial will be in the Stone Church Cemetery, Houston, Minn. Friends may call at the Dickinson Family Funeral Home, 401 Main St., Onalaska, on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Leona M. Anderson
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Leona M. Anderson, 85, died at the Heritage Health Care Center of Edina, Minn. She was born on Feb. 18, 1913, in La Crosse, to Gustav and Esther Anderson. She was a graduate of Logan Senior High School and the La Crosse Teachers' College. Leona had taught school in Stoddard, Appleton, La Crosse, Minneapolis, and Pasadena, Calif.
She is survived by her brother, Wallace (Marcery) Anderson of Mankato, Minn.; a nephew, Robert (Stephanie) Anderson of Eagen, Minn.; and a niece, Laura (Steve) Hannon of State College, Penn.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Norman; and one sister, Helen.
Memorial services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at North Presbyterian Church. The Reverend Michael Frandsen will officiate and burial of the cremains will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Friday from 10:30 a.m. until the service. Memorials may be given to the North Presbyterian Church. The Dickinson Family Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Jerome B. Rotering Sr.
ARCADIA, Wis. - Jerome B. Rotering Sr., 75, of Arcadia, died on Sunday, Nov. 15, 1998, at the Franciscan Skemp Healthcare Hospital, Arcadia. He was born on Sept. 22, 1923, in the town of Glencoe, to Joseph and Gertrude (Pronschinske) Rotering. Jerome had farmed on the farm of his birth. He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Waumandee and a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Jerome married Evelyn Pierzina on June 17, 1946, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Arcadia.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn of Arcadia; four sons, Jerry (Lorraine Killian) Rotering of Cochrane, Thomas (Betty) Rotering of Fountain City, Joseph (Brenda Killian) Rotering of Arcadia and James (Pamela) Rotering of Cochrane; four daughters, Dorothy (James) Marsolek, Marlene Rotering, Joanne Rotering and Maria Rotering, all of Arcadia; two brothers, Sylvester (Nona) Rotering of Winona, Minn., and Mathias (Genevieve) Rotering of Independence; four sisters, Bernetta Haines of Arcadia, Marian (William) Cavanaugh Sr. of St. Charles, Ill., Florence (William) Nelson Sr. of Winona, Minn., and Sister Josette Rotering of Milwaukee; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998, at 11 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Waumandee, with the Rev. Richard Dickman officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Killian Funeral Home, Arcadia, today from 4 to 9 p..m., where there will be a 7:30 p.m. rosary and an 8 p.m. prayer service. They may also call on Wednesday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
Casketbearers will be Jerry, Tom, Joe and Jim Rotering, Steve Marsolek, Pat Rotering and Chuck Rotering.

Stanley J. Ronke
Stanley J. Ronke, 76, born Dec. 9, 1921, in the town of Burns, La Crosse County, died Thursday, Nov. 12, 1998, after a prolonged illness. He is survived by a brother, Norman of Las Vegas, and a sister, Patricia Temp of La Crosse. Graveside services will be Friday in Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, Calif.

Helen A. Dahle
Helen A. Dahle, 77, of La Crosse, died Monday, Nov. 16, 1998, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse. She was born Jan. 22, 1921, in La Crosse, to John and Mary (Leske) Prise. She married Carston Dahle in July, 1941.
Helen was a bookkeeper for the La Crosse Chamber of Commerce and for the town of Campbell.
In addition to her husband, Carston, she is survived by a son, Dan (Cheryl) Dahle of La Crosse; by two sisters, Rita (Jack) O'Donnell of Madison, Wis., and Hazel Williams of Mission Viego, Calif.; by two brothers, Erwin Prise of New York City and Charles (Carol) Prise of La Crosse; by two grandchildren, Chad and Danielle Dahle; and by many loving nieces and nephews. Three sisters preceded her in death.
Memorial services will be held Friday, Nov. 20 at noon at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Sixth and Division streets. The Reverend Rachel Mithelman will officiate.
Friends may call at the church on Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials may be given to the Shriners Hospitals for Children or to Gundersen Lutheran Dialysis Department.
The Dickinson Family Funeral Homes and Crematory are assisting the family with arrangements.

Opel G. Boardman
FERRYVILLE, Wis./CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Opel G. Boardman, 93, of Cedar Rapids and formerly of Ferryville, died Monday, Nov. 16, 1998, at North Brook Manor in Cedar Rapids.
She was born Oct. 13, 1905, in Wyndmere, N.D. She was united in marriage to Harry Boardman on Dec. 20, 1925. They lived in Wyndmere, Minneapolis, Albin, Wis., and in 1948, moved to Ferryville. Harry died on Feb. 26, 1993, at which time Opel moved to Cedar Rapids.
She is survived by three sons, Everette (Arlene) of Cedar Rapids, Jerry (Marion) of Manchester, Iowa, and Delano (Judy) of Walker, Iowa; one daughter, Beverly (Raymond) Tirado of Eastman; one daughter-in-law, Lorraine Boardman of Wisconsin Rapids; 20 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Keith and Harry Jr.; four grandchildren; one sister; and four brothers.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Nov. 19, 1998, at 1 p.m. in the Larson Funeral Home at De Soto. The Rev. Tom Fogle will officiate, with burial in the Victory Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. on Thursday.

Conrad J. Andre
ARCADIA, Wis. - Conrad J. Andre, 76, of Arcadia, Wis., died Monday, Nov. 16, 1998, at the Franciscan Skemp Healthcare Nursing Home in Arcadia.
He was born April 27, 1922, in North Creek, town of Arcadia, to John and Christina (Lisowski) Andre. He married Marian Ressel in St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Arcadia.
Conrad farmed his entire life and was also a carpenter. He was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Holy Name Society and American Legion Post #17.
He is survived by his wife, Marian Andre of Arcadia; one daughter, Sandy (Francis) Rotering of Aledo, Texas; two sons, James Andre of Arcadia and Timothy (Cindy) Andre of San Antonio, Texas; five grandchildren, Brook, Aubre and Lily Rotering, and Missy and Timothy Andre Jr.; and one sister, Marcella (Louis) Ressel of Mondovi.
Conrad was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Joseph, George and Edward; and four sisters, Frances Burt, Theresa Lampe, Eleanor Lisowski and Mary Konter.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20, 1998, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Arcadia, with Rev. Raymond Pedretti officiating. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery, North Creek, Wis.
Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Wozney Funeral Home, Arcadia, where there will be rosaries at 7:30 and 8 p.m. Friends may also call from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Serving as casketbearers will be Louis Ressel Jr., Richard Lampe, Daniel Andre, Dale Brom, Russel Kujak, and Willis Breska. Honorary casketbearers will be Rory Kujak, Kenny Amundson, Jon Bisek, Adolph Chitko, Jerome Rumpel, Benny Ressel, Allen Halverson and Rollie Sonsalla. 

Mildred C. Torgerud
LANESBORO, Minn. - Mildred Torgerud, 78, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1998, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn. She was born Oct. 29, 1920. Funeral services 11 a.m. Saturday at the Elstad Lutheran Church, rural Lanesboro, Minn. Visitation will be at the Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Conrad J. Andre
ARCADIA, Wis. - Conrad J. Andre, 76, of Arcadia, Wis., died Monday, Nov. 16, 1998, at the Franciscan Skemp Healthcare Nursing Home in Arcadia.
He was born April 27, 1922, in North Creek, town of Arcadia, to John and Christina (Libowski) Andre. He married Marian Ressel in St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Arcadia.
Conrad farmed his entire life and was also a carpenter. He was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Holy Name Society and American Legion Post #17.
He is survived by his wife, Marian Andre of Arcadia; one daughter, Sandy (Francis) Rotering of Aledo, Texas; two sons, James Andre of Arcadia and Timothy (Cindy) Andre of San Antonio, Texas; five grandchildren, Brook, Aubre and Lily Rotering, and Missy and Timothy Andre Jr.; and one sister, Marcella (Louis) Ressel of Mondovi.
Conrad was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Joseph, George and Edward; and four sisters, Frances Burt, Theresa Lampe, Eleanor Lisowski and Mary Konter.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20, 1998, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Arcadia, with Rev. Raymond Pedretti officiating. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery, North Creek, Wis.
Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the Wozney Funeral Home, Arcadia, where there will be rosaries at 7:30 and 8 p.m. Friends may also call from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Serving as casketbearers will be Louis Ressel Jr., Richard Lampe, Daniel Andre, Dale Brom, Russel Kujak, and Willis Breska. Honorary casketbearers will be Rory Kujak, Kenny Amundson, Jon Bisek, Adolph Chitko, Jerome Rumpel, Benny Ressel, Allen Halverson and Rollie Sonsalla.

Irene O'Connor
VIROQUA, Wis. - Irene O'Connor, 91, of Viroqua, died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998, at the Vernon Bethel Home in Viroqua. Funeral services will be announced by Thorson Funeral Home of Viroqua.

La Verne F. Lee
La Verne F. Lee, 69, of La Crosse, died on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1998, at University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nev. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse.

Lillian D. Wehrs
WEST SALEM, Wis. - Lillian D. Wehrs, 90, of West Salem, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1998, at Mulder Health Care Facility, West Salem.
She was born Feb. 15, 1908, in Pleasant Valley, La Crosse County to Charles and Minnie (Brandt) Novak. On Aug. 25, 1925, she married Edward H. Wehrs in Winona, Minn. and he preceded her in death on Nov. 24, 1987. Lillian was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in West Salem and the church ladies aid. She was a very active member who held many offices of the Berg-Hemker-Olson American Legion Post 51 Auxiliary in West Salem. Lillian was also a charter member of the West Salem Navy Mothers.
Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Shirley Wehrs of West Salem; two grandchildren, Bruce (Judy) Wehrs of West Salem and Susan (Michael) Torris of Onalaska; four great-grandchildren, Dustin and Derek Wehrs and Tiffany and Brent Torris; a brother-in-law, Harry (Dorothy) Wehrs of West Salem; and a special godchild, Cindy (George Jr.) of Winona, Minn. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Ronald; and a sister, Florence Stange.
Funeral services will be Friday, Nov. 20, at 11 a.m. from Christ Lutheran Church, 500 Park St., West Salem. Rev. Paul R. Johnston will officiate. Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery, West Salem. Friends may call at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Jostad-Jandt Funeral Home, West Salem, is in charge of arrangements.

Oscar D. Goslin Jr.
SPARTA, Wis. - Oscar D. Goslin, Jr., 76, of rural Sparta, Wis. died on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998, at the Franciscan Skemp Medical Center in La Crosse. He was born Jan. 29, 1922, in New Jersey. He was a veteran and served with the Army in Normandy, during World War II and later worked for the Trane Company until his retirement.
He is survived by one sister, Jean Boon of Salem, New Jersey; one niece, Betty Jean Smith of New Jersey; special friends, Vincent and La Rita Bianchi of Sparta.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dena in 1989; two brothers, George and Charles.
Private family services and burial will be held at a later date. The Fossum Funeral Home in Bangor is assisting the family with arrangements.

Sister Francilia Jordan, FSPA
Sister Francilia Jordan, Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration, 94, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1998, at Villa St. Joseph.
Sister Francilia was born to Joseph and Margaret (Demmer) Jordan on Feb. 1, 1904, in Colby, Wis. Entering the teaching profession, she served as an elementary school teacher for fifty-one years in Catholic schools in Iowa, Washington and Wisconsin. She retired to St. Rose Convent in 1974 and to Villa St. Joseph in 1991.
Sister Francilia is survived by her Franciscan community; a sister, Mrs. Agnes Jensen, Spencer, Wis.; and many devoted nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by five brothers and seven sisters, including Sister M. Laurentine (Anna M.) Jordan, FSPA (d. 1979).
Friends may call after 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, when the body will be met at St. Rose Convent, La Crosse. A prayer service will take place Friday, Nov. 20, at 7:15 p.m., in Mary of the Angels Chapel. Reverend Edwin J. Thome, retired, St. Patrick Church, Onalaska, will preside at the Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, Nov. 21, at 10:30 a.m., in Mary of the Angels Chapel. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, La Crosse.
Memorials may be sent to Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, 912 Market St., La Crosse, Wis. 54601-8800. Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Robert J. Waller
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. - Robert J. Waller, 77, of Prairie du Chien, Wis. died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998, at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital. He was born Sept. 4, 1921.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter's Lutheran Church and burial, with military rites, in the Evergreen Cemetery, both in Prairie du Chien. Friends may call after 4 p.m. on Friday at the Garrity Funeral Home in Prairie du Chien and at the church on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of services.

Stacey `Buffy' Alexander
WINTERSET, Iowa - Stacey ``Buffy'' Alexander was born on Dec. 22, 1965, to Myles W. Alexander and Margie Algreen Alexander. Buffy was finally given peace on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1998.
She was a 1984 graduate of Winterset High School. After high school, she graduated from the Iowa School of Barbering and Hairstyling in 1985. In 1986, she moved to the Denver, Colo. area. On Feb. 10, 1991, Stacey was involved in a car accident. After the accident she moved to the Madrid Home in Madrid, Iowa.
The family welcomes friends to remember her life with music and memories from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at Collins Funeral Home in Winterset, Iowa.
Buffy is survived by her mother, Margie Alexander of Winterset, Iowa; two sisters, Julie Alexander Breda of Lake Charles, La. and Jill Alexander of Kansas City, Mo.; four brothers, Greg and Dan, both of Winterset, Iowa, Jeff of La Crosse, Wis. and David of Aurora, Colo.; nine nieces and nephews; and her grandmother, Helene Alexander of Winterset, Iowa.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be designated at a later time.

Don Evans
Don Evans was born in Sparta, Wis., on May 10, 1938. He was the son of Morgan and Lillian (Lange) Evans. Following graduation from Bangor High School, he entered the Air Force. On Dec. 22, 1962, in Barre Mills, Wis., he was united in marriage to Rosalind Kathleen Nuttleman. They lived in Waukesha, Wis., and in 1969, moved to West Salem, where he became part owner of Evans Implement, a John Deere dealership. For several years he was also a sales representative for AW Dynamometer.
In 1979, Don and his family moved to Amery, Wis. He worked for J.I. Case Corporation, and during his 14 year career with Case, held several different positions within the company, primarily within the area of dealer development.
At the time of his retirement from Case in 1995, Don and Rosalind lived in Burlington. Prior to moving back to Amery in the summer of 1998, Don was a sales representative for Floe Industries of McGregor, Minn. Don was a member of Ducks Unlimited and recently had joined the Amery Lions club.
Don died at his home in rural Amery on Friday, Nov. 13, 1998, at the age of 60 years.
Preceding him in death were his parents. Left to mourn his passing are his wife, Rosalind of Amery; his son, Jeffrey of Seattle, Wash.; and his daughter, Dawn LaFleur of Fairbanks, Alaska. He also leaves other relatives and many friends.
Memorial services for Don Evans were held on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1998, at 2 p.m., from Grace Lutheran Church in Clear Lake, with the Rev. Ellery Groth officiating. Judy Weber was the organist for the service. Honorary casketbearers were George Thomas, Carl Newton, Charles Bena, Don Weber, Larry Bauer and Bob Pabst.
The Williamson Funeral Home of Amery, Wis., was in charge of the arrangements.

Burnell Christian Munkel
SPRING GROVE, Minn. - Burnell Christian Munkel, 87, of Spring Grove and formerly of Caledonia, Minn., died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1998, at Tweeten/Lutheran Health Care Center in Spring Grove.
He was born March 26, 1911, in Caledonia, Minn., to Ulrich and Clara (Rask) Munkel. He attended Spring Grove schools. On Jan. 31, 1942, he married Anna A. Meyer in Eitzen, Minn. She died March 17, 1986. He was a lifelong Spring Grove-Caledonia area resident. He and his wife farmed in Wilmington township and later, in 1972, when they moved to Caledonia, he worked as a carpenter. He was a member of St. Luke's United Church of Christ in Eitzen, Minn. He was a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove, Minn. He served on the Wilmington town board as well as the St. Luke's Church Council.
Survivors include one brother, Arnold ``Charlie'' Munkel of Spring Grove, Minn.; and three sisters, Alice (Arnold) Myhre and Ruth Diersen, both of Spring Grove, Minn., and Doris (Martin) Bisping of Dorchester, Iowa. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Berdella and Charlotte, and his parents.
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at St. Luke's United Church of Christ in Eitzen, Minn. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pastor Thomas Laufer will officiate. Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Roble Funeral Home in Spring Grove, Minn., and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.

Robert E. `Butch' Carisch
BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. - Robert E. ``Butch'' Carisch, 77, of Black River Falls, died Monday, Nov. 23, 1998, in Black River Memorial Hospital. Funeral services with full military honors will be 1 p.m. Saturday from Black River Falls United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Buswell Funeral Home, Black River Falls; and from noon until the time of services Saturday at the church. Memorials may be given to Black River Falls United Methodist Church.

Gladys Cleone Lang
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. - Gladys C. Lang, 88, of Prairie du Chien and formerly of Marquette, Iowa, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1998, in Prairie Health Care Center, Prairie du Chien. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday in the Thornburg-Hanson Funeral Home, Prairie du Chien. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, McGregor, Iowa. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

William A. Mlsna
CASHTON, Wis. - William A. Mlsna, 92, of Cashton, died Monday, Nov. 23, 1998, at the Rolling Hills Nursing Home in Sparta. He was born June 27, 1906, to Joseph and Wilhelmina (Klatz) Mlsna, in the town of Greenfield, La Crosse County. Bill was united in marriage to Elizabeth Brueggen on Nov. 4, 1930, at the St. Mary's Ridge Catholic Church. They were married until her death in 1996.
William is survived by five children, Lorraine (Eugene) Olson of Sparta, Alred (Norma) Mlsna of Tomah, Adeline Clements of La Crosse, Barbara (Robert) Walker of Norwalk, and Charlotte (Byron) Schmitz of Sparta; one sister, Anna Spaeth; 15 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife; one son, LaVerne; three brothers, Joseph, Jacob and John; and four sisters, Mary Karl, Rose Rademacher, Margaret Brueggen and Elizabeth Rademacher.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, at 11 a.m. from Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Cashton. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Ridge Cemetery. Father Joseph Hirsch will officiate. Relatives and friends may call at the Torkelson Funeral Chapel in Cashton on Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998, from 6 to 9 p.m., with a rosary at 8 p.m. They may also call on the day of services at the funeral home from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

Mary G. Schubert
DUBUQUE, Iowa - Mary G. Schubert, 64, of 3233 Lake Ridge Drive-B, Dubuque, Iowa, and formerly of Onalaska, Wis., died at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1998, in Mercy Health Center, St. Joseph's Unit-Dubuque, Iowa.
Mary was born July 29, 1934, in Holmen Wis., the daughter of Edmund and Melvina (Casberg) Erickson. Mary was a dedicated reading specialist in the Onalaska school system for many years. She was very devoted to her work and loved working with the children. Mary will be greatly missed by her family, especially by her grandchildren.
She is survived by two daughters, Katherine Schubert of LaMotte, Iowa, and Kristine Salis of Potosi, Wis.; one brother, Paul Erickson of Orlando, Fla.; and five grandchildren, Eric, Alan, Melissa and Tracy Salis, and Shane McGreal.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fossum Funeral Home, 510 S. Second Ave., Onalaska, Wis. Rev. Ryan Aarestad will officiate. Burial will be in Neshonoc Cemetery, West Salem, Wis. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of services Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to the Onalaska Middle School, 711 Quincy Street, Onalaska, Wis. 54650.

Lucille Ann Rowan
TOMAH, Wis. - Lucille Ann Rowan, 67, of Tomah, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1998, at Tomah Memorial Hospital. She was born May 30, 1931, to Victor and Anna (Reise) Rowan at Sparta, Wis.
She attended Prescott and Bush Prairie Grade School and graduated from Sparta High School. She worked as a housekeeper and childcare provider. Prior to her retirement, she worked as a cook at Harrison's Cafe in Sparta and at the Badger Cafe in Tomah.
She is survived by four sisters, Luella (James) DeVoe of Tomah, Jeanette (Duane) Selbrede and Joyce (Arthur) Henry, both of Sparta, and Susan (Ronald) Holme of Middleton; two brothers, Howard (Nancy) and Herbert (Margaret) Rowan, both of Sparta; 17 nieces and nephews; 21 grandnieces and grandnephews; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two nephews, Dennis and David Henry.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, at 11 a.m. at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, 801 East Monowau St., Tomah. Rev. Wesley A. Schirmer will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Sparta.
Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Friday from 5 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Ruth M. Hauser
WEST SALEM, Wis. - Ruth M. Hauser, 80, of West Salem, died Monday, Nov. 23, 1998, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse.
She was born Jan. 10, 1918, in West Salem, to Edward and Elizabeth (Hausman) Ender. On Aug. 30, 1940, she was married to Wilbur A. Hauser in the West Salem Presbyterian Church Parsonage, by Rev. John Fitz. Ruth was a longtime member of the West Salem Presbyterian Church, where she was a member of the Presbyterian Women. She was also a member of the Women of the Moose Lodge #1920 of La Crosse.
Survivors include her husband, Wilbur; a son, Kenneth (Jenni) Hauser of West Salem; two daughters, Linda (Ed) Lusk of West Salem and Susan Anderson of Holmen; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one sister, Elizabeth Mitchell of La Crosse; one brother, Richard (Charlotte) Ender of West Salem; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, Robert Hauser; a sister, Bernice Percick; four brothers, Walter, Rudolph, Martin and LeRoy Ender; and a son-in-law, Jerome Anderson.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Nov. 28, at 11 a.m. from West Salem Presbyterian Church, 134 E. Hamilton St. Rev. Jonathan V. Eastman will officiate. Burial will be in Neshonoc Cemetery. Friends may call at the Jostad-Jandt Funeral Home, 121 N. Youlon St., West Salem, on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.; and at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials may be given to the West Salem Presbyterian Church.

Pernell A. Holliday
Pernell A. Holliday, 89, of La Crosse, died on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1998, at the Bethany-Riverside Nursing Home. She was born on Nov. 28, 1908, in La Crosse, to Edwin and Matilda (Frappier) Kenyon. She married John R. Smith on Feb. 12, 1929, in La Crosse. He died on Jan. 18, 1957. On May 25, 1963, she married Irvin C. Holliday in La Crosse. He died on Nov. 23, 1991. Pernell worked at Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse for many years, and retired in 1973.
She is survived by two daughters, Beverly (Robert) McCoy and Marilyn (Raymond) Osweiler, both of La Crosse; four sons, Robert ``Bud'' (Janine) Smith of Holmen, Wis., Richard (Marilyn) Smith and Donald (Kay) Smith, both of La Crosse, and David (Bonnie) Smith of Trempealeau, Wis.; a stepdaughter, Joan (Mike) Fleming of Minnetonka, Minn.; a stepson, Charles (Judy) Holliday of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 35 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by a daughter, a son, three grandchildren, two sisters and two brothers.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, at St. James the Less Catholic Church. The Rev. Roger Scheckel will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed to the Alzheimer's Association, Riverland Chapter, La Crosse, Wis.
The Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse is in charge of arrangements.

Return unto thy rest, O my soul;
for the Lord hath dealt bountifully
with thee.
For Thou hast delivered my soul
from death, mine eyes from tears,
and my feet from falling.
I will walk before the Lord in the
land of the living.
Psalm 116:7-9

Kenneth D. Carlson
PEORIA, Ill. - Kenneth D. Carlson, 62, of 919 W. Oakview Drive, Peoria, Ill., died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1998, at Methodist Medical Center.
Born Jan. 29, 1936, in La Crosse, to Arnold and Erna Hugo Carlson, he married Diana G. Cope on Aug. 2, 1968, in Peoria.
He is survived by his wife; brothers Floyd (Cynthia) of La Crosse, Maynard (Doris) of West Salem, Earl (Tomi) of West Salem, and William (Debra) of Coon Valley; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Clarence.
He graduated from West Salem High School in 1954. He served with the Army Chemical Corps for two years. He earned his bachelor's degree in 1958 and his doctorate in 1966, in chemistry, from the University of Wisconsin.
He was a research chemist at the National Center for Agriculture Utilization Research for 30 years, retiring in 1997.
He was associate editor of the Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society and president of the American Chemical Society in 1976.
He was an active member of First United Methodist Church in Peoria.
Services were held in Peoria on Saturday, Nov. 21.
Memorials may be made to his church or to any charity.

Shirley Ann Bott
Shirley Ann Bott, 63, of La Crosse, died on Saturday, Nov. 21, 1998, at Bethany St. Joseph Care Center. She was born Oct. 11, 1935, in La Crosse, to Edwin and Leona (Kessler) Johnson. She graduated from Aquinas High School in 1953. She married Robert Bott on Oct. 8, 1955. He preceded her in death on Nov. 8, 1997.
She is survived by a daughter, Vicki Bott of Ames, Iowa; by four sons, Robert (Shawn) Bott of La Crosse, Michael (Joni) Bott of West Salem, Joseph (Sandy) Bott of Holmen and John (Cheryl) Bott of Watertown, Wis.; by two sisters, Frances (Joseph) Savant and Delores (LeRoy) Graff, of La Crosse; by three brothers, Richard (Dorothy) Johnson, William (Kay) Johnson, and Robert (Millie) Johnson, all of La Crosse; by a former daughter-in-law, Diane Bott, of Onalaska; and by ten grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and a sister, Helen.
A memorial Mass will be conducted at St. James the Less Catholic Church on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1998, at 11:30 a.m. The Rev. Roger Scheckel will officiate. Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the service.
The Dickinson Family Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting with the arrangements.

Otto Monson
VIROQUA, Wis. - Otto Monson, 85, formerly of 711 Independence St., in Viroqua, died on Tuesday morning, Nov. 24, 1998, at the Vernon Manor Nursing Home in Viroqua, where he had been a resident since July 12, 1996. He was born in the town of Kickapoo in Vernon County on May 23, 1913, to Martin and Katrina (Jackson) Monson. He was baptized at the South Kickapoo Lutheran Church and confirmed at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Viroqua. On Feb. 17, 1937, he married Agnes Christianson at the Westby Coon Prairie Parsonage. They farmed at rural Readstown and Westby for 11 years. He then worked for Knutson Surge and Berg Roofing in Viroqua until 1953, when they moved to Red Granite. They later moved to Berlin and the Waupun area, where he worked for the Berlin Seating Company. In 1982, they retired to Viroqua. He was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and Viroqua Eagles Aerie No. 2707.
Otto is survived by his wife, Agnes, also a resident of Vernon Manor; one sister, Anna (Harland) Peterson of Readstown; a special niece, Betty Lou (Gene) Tyler of Holmen; two sisters-in-law, Evelyn Livingston of La Crosse and Catherine (Martin) Egstad of Evansville; and other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; six sisters, Kelma Anderson, Barbara Stevlingson, Maline Monson, Myrtle Hofslien, Nelia Stevlingson, and Alma Severson; two brothers, Adolph and Orvie Monson; and a brother-in-law, John Livingston.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Viroqua, with Pastor Ken Melby officiating. Burial will be in Viroqua Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 12:30 p.m. until the time of services on Saturday. The family suggests memorials to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church TV broadcast. The Thorson Funeral Home of Viroqua is serving the family.

Bertha Marie Larson
VIROQUA, Wis. - Bertha Marie Larson, 96, of Viroqua, and formerly of Readstown, died on Tuesday morning, Nov. 24, 1998, at the Vernon Manor Nursing Home in Viroqua. She was born on Aug. 16, 1902, in Readstown, to Lewis and Flora (Hall) Larson. Marie was a member of the Virqoua Church of Christ and lived in the Vernon County area until becoming a resident of the nursing home.
She is survived by nieces and nephews. Marie was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Ray, Elden and Lawrence Larson.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, in the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua, with Pastor Ron Ahlgren officiating. Burial will be in the Readstown Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon until the time of service on Friday. The family suggests memorials to the Vernon Manor Activity Department.


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