LANSING, Iowa - Beneta Bechtel, 91, of Lansing, Iowa, died Wednesday,
Nov. 25, 1998, at Thornton Manor Care Center in Lansing. Services are pending
at this time at the Burke-Thornburg Funeral Home in Lansing.
Irene H. Piotrowski
HATFIELD, Wis. - Irene H. Piotrowski, 78, of Hatfield, died Wednesday
Nov. 25, 1998, in her home. Funeral services will be Saturday at 10:30
a.m. from St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Black River Falls. Burial will
be on Monday in the St. George Catholic Cemetery, St. George, Minn. Friends
may call at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until services. The Buswell
Funeral Home, Black River Falls, is in charge of arrangements.
WEST ALLIS, Wis./LA CROSSE, Wis. - Karen Bishop of West Allis, Wis.
and formerly of La Crosse died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998.
She was born in La Crosse, May 18, 1937, to Oscar (Jet) and Ardell
(Nagle) Bjorkman. She attended St. Mary's Grade School and Aquinas High
She was the Beloved Mom of Linda (Robert) Pellerino Sr. of Princeton,
Wis. Loving Grandma of Robert (Danniele) Pellerino Jr. and Tricia Pellerino.
Loving Great-Grandma of Alexander and Veto Pellerino.
She is further survived by her brother, Richard (Carol) Bjorkman of
La Crosse; a sister, Jean (Edward) Kern of St. Paul, Minn.; a sister-in-law,
Joan of Wisconsin Dells; her Uncle Ed (Elrose) Nagle of La Crosse; and
her Aunt Arlene (Walt) Skaife of Prairie du Chien; many nieces, nephews
and cousins. Also, her special friend Donnie Hanson of La Crosse.
She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, a brother,
Don and several uncles, aunts and cousins.
Services were held in Milwaukee on Saturday, Nov. 22, 1998. Rev. Marlin
Carlson officiated. Private interment at a later date at Holy Cross Cemetery,
Knowing Karen, you can be sure she is busy making meatballs and lefsa
for everyone in heaven while working her crossword puzzles.
We miss you and love you very much, Karen. You will always have a special
place in our hearts.
Jerold F. `Jerry' Bendel
Jerold F. ``Jerry'' Bendel, 69, of La Crosse, died on Wednesday, Nov.
25, 1998, at his home. Jerry was one of triplets born on Dec. 26, 1928,
in La Crosse to Arthur and Irene (Blank) Bendel. His brothers died a short
time following their birth. Jerry married Mary K. Fried on July 16, 1949,
in La Crosse. He had worked at Allis Chalmers of La Crosse for 23 years
and following its closing he became employed by G. Heileman Brewery where
he worked for 19 years. At the time of his retirement, in 1989, he was
their Director of Purchasing.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Mary; two daughters, Cindy (Michael)
Anderson of Rochester, Minn. and Sally (Mike) Brenengen of La Crosse and
four grandchildren, Scott (Jennifer) Anderson of Burnsville, Minn., Christopher
Anderson of Rochester and Barry and Betsy Brenengen, both of La Crosse.
In addition to his two brothers who died in infancy, he was preceded in
death by his parents and a third brother, Ralph.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov.
28, 1998, at the Cathedral of St. Joseph The Workman. The Rev. Anthony
J. Wolf will officiate. Entombment will be in the St. Francis of Assisi
Mausoleum, Catholic Cemetery, La Crosse. Friends may call at the Schumacher-Kish
Funeral Home of La Crosse on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from
9 a.m. until departing for the church. There will be a Wake Service on
Friday at 7:30 p.m.
TOWN OF ROME, Wis. - Gregory Thibodeau, 78, of 299 Silbury Court, town
of Rome, died Monday, Nov. 23, 1998, at Woven Hearts Home in La Crosse.
Funeral service 12 noon Friday at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Plainfield.
Rev. Michael Betley and Rev. J. Thomas Finucan will officiate. Burial in
Spring Branch Cemetery in the town of Rome.
Mr. Thibodeau was born March 17, 1920, in Coleman, Wis. to Arthur and
Jennie (Marcullier) Thibodeau. He married Jeanine Thomson May 20, 1950,
the marriage ended in divorce. He married Mary Ticknor Ghiloni on May 31,
1986, in Menomonie, Wis.
In 1938, Greg began his college career at the University of Wisconsin-Madison,
attending on a football scholarship. He transferred after his sophomore
year to UW-Oshkosh where he played football and tennis. In 1942, he enlisted
in the U.S. Army Air Corps. His tour of duty included jerrying planes between
Siberia and Edmonton and flying recognizance missions over the Aleutian
After the war, Greg worked as a disc jockey and bar manager before
accepting a position with the office of Price Administration. When this
work was completed in 1947, he moved to Milwaukee to work at Continental
Casualty Insurance Company. While working at Continental he attended law
school at Marquette University, graduating in 1949. He continued to work
at Continental until 1957 when he moved to Wisconsin Rapids to practice
law with Leon Schmidt Sr. He built and maintained his practice of law in
Wisconsin Rapids for 37 years, retiring in 1994. He also raised a family
of six children, all of whom graduated from Assumption High School.
During his professional tenure he served the Red Cross, Wisconsin Rapids
Police and Fire Commission, initiated the legal work for the Assumption
High School Foundation and organized the first parish council at Our Lady
Queen of Heaven Parish. He also coached football at Assumption for many
years as an assistant to Don Penza.
He enjoyed writing and completed his autobiography, including his early
years in Coleman. He has blessed his family and friends with a fulfilling
lifetime of memories. He was a man with a story to tell.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Thibodeau of town of Rome; six children,
Thomas (Priscilla) Thibodeau of La Crosse, Mark (Terri) Thibodeau of town
of Rome, Michelle Thibodeau, Jamie (Lisa) Thibodeau of La Crosse, Michael
(Liz) Thibodeau of Eau Claire and Janice (Craig) Gerlach of Onalaska; six
grandchildren, Nicole, Meghan and Danielle Thibodeau of La Crosse, Ryan
and Callie Thibodeau of town of Rome and Jordan Gerlach of Onalaska; two
stepsons, Mark (Tracy) Ghiloni of Hudson and Nick (Bobi) Ghiloni of Amherst;
three stepgrandchildren, Joshua, Matthew and Philip Ghiloni of Hudson;
one brother, Tim (Barbara) Marcullier of Florida; and one sister, Eugenie
(Joe) Dally of Milwaukee. He was preceded in death by his parents and one
Friends may pay their respects at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Plainfield
Friday from 10 a.m. until 12 noon. Feldner/Ritchay Funeral Home is assisting
the family. A memorial will be established in his name at a later date.
LITTLETON, Colo. - Willard Temby, 71, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1998,
in a Littleton Hospital. He was born May 20, 1927 in Dodgeville, Wis. to
Luman and Leona Temby. He married Dorothy Shoger in La Crosse on July 3,
1954. He is survived by his wife, three sons, one daughter, ten grandchildren,
one great-grandchild, two brothers and a sister. Funeral will be in Littleton,
Virginia `Gina' Sires
NEW ALBIN, Iowa - Virginia ``Gina'' Sires, 80, of New Albin, died Tuesday,
Nov. 24, 1998, at Thornton Manor Care Center in Lansing, Iowa, following
a brief illness. Funeral services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Martin Funeral
Home in Waukon, Iowa. Burial in the New Albin City Cemetery. Friends may
call from noon until time of service Friday at the funeral home.
Wayne D. Huntzicker
CASHTON, Wis. - Wayne D. Huntzicker, 78, of Cashton, died Thursday,
Nov. 26, 1998, at the Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse. He was born June
25, 1920, in Melvina, Wis. to Clarence and Millie (Erickson) Huntzicker.
Wayne was united in marriage to Norma Jewell, May 15, 1946, in the St.
John's Lutheran Parsonage in Sparta.
Wayne lived in the Melvina area most of his life and became a very
integral part of the community. Being an auctioneer since 1951, he was
well known around the area and was affiliated with the National Auctioneers
Association and was a past president of the Wisconsin Auctioneers Association.
An avid horse lover, he became one of the charter members of the Western
Saddle Club located just down the road from his farm. The time he did spend
away he served in the military and with that became a member of the American
Legion Gunwald-Overgaurd Post #445. Closer to home, however, Wayne was
well known on his mail route, a position he held from 1953-1980 and also
in his community surrounding him, contributing time and energy to other
organizations including the Cashton Board of Education, the Sparta Coop
Oil Board, Mount Hope Cemetery Association in Sparta and his church, Trinity
Lutheran of Cashton. Wayne was an active community member and a devoted
Wayne leaves in his passing, his wife, Norma; two children, David (Christine)
Huntzicker of Melvina and Lucy (Kent) Vaaler of Cashton; one sister, Faye
Homstad of Cashton and five grandchildren, Michael (Brenda) Huntzicker,
Steven Huntzicker, Mark Huntzicker, Elizabeth Vaaler and Jane Vaaler. He
was preceded in death by his parents and one brother-in-law, Jim Homstad.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, at 11 a.m. from
the Trinity Lutheran Church in Cashton. Pastor Gregory Geier will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Mount Hope Cemetery in Sparta. Relatives and
friends may call at the Torkelson Funeral Chapel in Cashton on Sunday,
Nov. 29, 1998, from 6-9 p.m. They may also call on the day of the services
at the church from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.
Marion E. Faas
Marion E. Faas, 86, of La Crosse, died on Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, at
the Franciscan Skemp Healthcare Medical Center. She was born in La Crosse
on March 14, 1912, to Henry and Elizabeth (Hettinger) Howly. She married
Roy T. ``Mike'' Faas on Nov. 15, 1930, in La Crosse. She preceded her in
death on May 13, 1990. Marion was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church
where she was also a member of the St. Ann's Altar and Rosary Society.
She was a member of the Navy Mother's and the Webster School Homemakers.
She is survived by five sons, Richard (Clare) of West Salem, Ronald
(Joan) of Harford City, Ind., Michael (Jeannette) of Onalaska, Wis., David
(Terri) of Cheyenne, Wyo. and Thomas (Donna) of Gainesville, Fla.; 14 grandchildren;
17 great-grandchildren; one sister, Charlotte Sutherland of Marshalltown,
Iowa; and two brothers, Fred ``Fritz'' (Eileen) Howly and Gene (Bernadine)
Howly, both of La Crosse. In addition to her husband she was preceded in
death by her parents; a brother, Charles Howly; a sister, Bernice Meyer;
and a daughter-in-law, Virginia Faas.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, at
11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Rev. Lawrence B. Berger officiating.
Burial will be in the Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call at the Schumacher-Kish
Funeral Home of La Crosse on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Monday
form 10 a.m. until departing for church. A Prayer Service will be recited
Sunday evening at 7 p.m. Memorials may be given to Holy Trinity Catholic
Nancy L. (Haines) Mollert
PLAINVIEW, Minn. - Nancy L. (Haines) Mollert, 59, of Plainview, Minn.,
died Thursday evening, Nov. 26, 1998, of cancer at the Rochester Methodist
Hospital, Rochester, Minn. She was born May 22, 1939, in Arcadia, Wis.
to Cyril and Arvilla (Reck) Haines. Nancy Louise Haines was married May
2, 1959, at La Crosse, Wis., to Robert E. Mollert.
She is survived by her husband, Robert E. Mollert; three daughters,
Tammy (Dan) Ganz of Rochester, Minn., Julie (Dan) Jensen of Rochester,
Minn., and Sue (Bob) Conklin of Green Bay, Wis.; one son, Jim (Mary Ann)
Mollert of Kasson, Minn.; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Rea Gamoke
of Arcadia, Wis., Fritzie (Bud) Peterson of Evansville, Wis., and Marlene
(Tom) Mulrine of Onalaska, Wis.; and one brother, Peter (Cece) Haines of
Madison, Wis. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Nancy graduated from Holmen High School in 1956. In 1968, the Mollerts
moved to Elgin, Minn. In 1985, they moved to Plainview, Minn. Her husband
is a retired carpenter. Nancy was employed as a line operator at Lakeside
Foods, Plainview, Minn. for many years, until retiring because of ill health
this past October. She was a member of St. Joachims Catholic Church, Plainview,
Casket bearers are Pat Mulrine, Mike Mulrine, Tim Mulrine, Jim Mollert,
Bruce Mickow and John Hartert.
Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, St. Joachims Catholic Church
of Plainview, Minn. Father Donald F. Connelly officiating. Burial in St.
Joachims Catholic Cemetery, Plainview, Minn. Friends may call at Schleicher
Funeral Homes, Plainview Chapel, Plainview, Minn. on Monday from 4 to 8
p.m. and at the church on Tuesday for one hour prior to the service. Schleicher
Funeral Homes of Plainview, Minn. is assisting the family with arrangements.
Frances M. Walsted
HIXTON, Wis. - Frances M. Walsted, 66, of Hixton, died Wednesday, Nov.
25, 1998, at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Hixton
United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Trinity Rest Cemetery, Hixton.
Friends may call Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Jensen-Modjeski Funeral
Home, Hixton and also one hour prior to services at the church.
Marie A. Gleiter
ALMA, Wis. - Marie A. Gleiter, 69, of Alma, died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998,
at Oakview Care Center in Durand, Wis. Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at
St. John Lutheran Church in Alma. Burial will be in the Mill Creek Cemetery,
rural Alma. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Stohr-Hagen-Wozney
Funeral Home in Alma, where there will be an 8:30 p.m. prayer service.
Friends may also call from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at the church.
William E. Schmidt
STODDARD, Wis. - William E. Schmidt, 57, of Stoddard, died on Friday,
Nov. 27, 1998. Funeral arrangements are tentatively scheduled for Tuesday.
A complete obituary will be announced by the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home
of La Crosse.
COON VALLEY, Wis. - Helen Kerska, 81, of Coon Valley, died Friday,
Nov. 27, 1998, at Franciscan Skemp Medical Center in La Crosse. Funeral
arrangements will be announced by the Seland Funeral Home, Coon Valley.
Mrs. Mary C. Johnson
JANESVILLE, Wis. - Mrs. Mary C. Johnson, 85, of 1905 S. Chatham St.,
passed away early Thursday evening, Nov. 26, 1998, at her home. She was
born June 5, 1913, in Vernon County, Wis., the daughter of the late Gjert
and Anna (Hatlan) Larson. On Feb. 13, 1937, she married Theodore M. Johnson
in Waukon, Iowa. He preceded her in death on Feb. 18, 1989. Mary and Ted
lived in the Viroqua area for many years, where she was employed as a Nursing
Assistant at the Bethel Home in Viroqua. In 1979, they moved to Janesville.
Mary was a member of First Lutheran Church, Janesville, and was a former
member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Viroqua. She was a member
of the Royal Neighbors, the Sons of Norway Nordland Lodge, and was a member
of the Eunice Circle, the Sewing Group, and a very active volunteer at
First Lutheran Church. She always was giving of her time when needed, whether
it be with the Rummage Sales, Holiday Festival, or assisting in preparing
desserts for the Rock Co. 4-H Fair! Mary will be remembered by her family
and friends as a most generous person, no matter what the need was!
She is survived by her daughter, Janet (Tilford ``Paul'') Paulsrud
of Janesville; her two granddaughters, Renee (Mark) Dooman and Patsy Paulsrud,
both of Janesville; her sister, Freida (Stanley) Baltes of Middleton, Wis.;
nieces, nephews, and many, many friends. Besides her husband and parents,
she was preceded in death by four sisters, Anna Yanske, Alida Young, Gusta
Benson and Josie Gulick; and by six brothers, Carl Larson, Sigert Larson,
Gilbert Larson, Gayhard Larson, Harold Larson and a brother who died at
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, at
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Viroqua, Wis. with Rev. Harold Kromrey officiating.
Burial will be in the Viroqua Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday afternoon
from 2 until 4 p.m. at the Whitcomb Funeral Home, 220 S. Academy St., or
from 12 p.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. on Monday at the church
William ``Billy'' Levi Best
LA CROSSE, Wis./VIROQUA, Wis. - William ``Billy'' Levi Best, 69, of
2838 South 22nd St., in La Crosse, formerly of Viroqua, died Friday morning,
Nov. 27, 1998, at the Franciscan Skemp Medical Center in La Crosse. He
was born on July 25, 1929, in Viroqua to Ira and Marye Virginia (Strange)
Best. He attended Viroqua High School and from 1946 until 1950 served as
a corpsman in the U.S. Navy. In 1950, he married Marilyn Dake and they
were later divorced. For several years he was self employed as a mechanic
and was a carpenter. He had also owned and operated the Golden Garter on
Third St. and Sloppy's on Pearl St. In recent years he was employed by
Kwik Trip on Losey. Billy was an avid motorcyclist and in 1979 was severely
burned when his cycle's gas tank caught fire. He enjoyed playing the mandolin
and the five string banjo.
Billy is survived by one daughter, Shelly (Richard) Gorsett; three
sons, Timothy Best, Stuart Best and Terry (Anne) Best, all of La Crosse;
three grandchildren, Justin, Stephen and Darcy Best; one sister, Anna Grace
(Cecil) Owen of Viroqua; his former wife, Marilyn Best of La Crosse; other
relatives and many friends. His family wishes to acknowledge the support
he has had from two special friends, Jerry ``Ballon'' Martell and Paul
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 30, 1998,
at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua with Pastor Ron Ahlgren officiating.
Burial will be in the Viroqua Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral
home after 10 a.m. on Monday.
Albert J. `Rocky' Nawrocke
Albert J. Nawrocke, 85, of La Crosse, died Nov. 26, 1998, in St. Joseph's
Nursing Home, La Crosse. He was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., June 21, 1913,
to Adolf and Anna (Dzieniszewski) Nawrocke. He married Kathryn M. Dorsey
Sept. 21, 1935, in Galena, Ill. Albert was the caretaker of Woodlawn Cemetery
in La Crosse and also worked at Chopie Mfg. Albert was proud that he was
able to be employed until the age of 80.
He is survived by one son, Jerry (Gloria) of San Diego, Calif.; two
daughters, Ann (Daniel) Strittmater of New Berlin, Wis. and Mary (Mike)
Bissen of La Crosse, Wis.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He is further survived by one brother, Felix (June) Nawrocke of Cincinnati,
Ohio. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn on Feb. 12, 1986, and
one brother, Joseph.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec.
1, 1998, in The Marian Chapel of St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral, 530
Main St., La Crosse, Wis. Rev. Anthony Wolf will officiate with burial
to be held at Woodlawn Cemetery, La Crosse. Friends and family may call
at Blaschke Funeral Home, 401 West Ave. S., on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until
departing for church.
Mary Jo Wavra
Mary Jo Wavra, 46, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998, at Bethany Riverside,
after a short illness. Mary Jo is survived by her parents, Joseph Sr. and
Bonny Wavra of La Crosse; one brother, Joseph Jr. (Janice) of Onalaska,
Wis.; two sisters, Bonnie (Richard) Holm of North Pole, Alaska, Nancy (Steve)
Smith of Homer, Alaska. She is further survived by eight nieces and nephews
and many friends and associates.
Mary Jo enjoyed her career as a Realtor with her father Joseph Sr.
She will be missed by her family and friends. Friends may call at the Blaschke
Funeral Home, 401 West Ave. S., on Monday evening from 7-8 p.m., with a
wake service to be held at 7:30 p.m.
Mary Jo will be entombed in St. Francis of Assisi Mausoleum, in the
Catholic Cemetery, La Crosse.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to The Gundersen Lutheran
Foundation or Cancer research.
Cheryl L. Wheeler
VIOLA, Wis. - Cheryl L. Wheeler, 53, of Viola, died Thursday, Nov.
26, 1998, at her residence. She was born Jan. 30, 1945, in Richland Center
to Burl and Doris (Norris) Wheeler. She was a graduate of Kickapoo High
School and lived in Chicago before returning to Viola in the early 1990's.
She has been employed at Nature's Wood in Viola.
She is survived by her mother, Doris Wheeler of Viola; two brothers,
David (Shirley) Wheeler of Platteville and Douglas (Annette) Wheeler of
Lancaster; a nephew, Christopher Wheeler of Lancaster and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her father, Burl ``Bud'' Wheeler in 1981.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, at 2:30 p.m.
in the Viola United Methodist Church. The Rev. Doris Richardson Clark will
officiate with burial in the Viola Cemetery. Friends may call at the Henthorn
Memorial Center in Viola on Sunday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and at the church
on Monday after 1:30 p.m. Larson Funeral Home of Viroqua is assisting the
LA FARGE, Wis. - Hans Haugrud, 97, of La Farge died Friday, Nov. 27,
1998, at the Vernon Memorial Hospital in Viroqua. Funeral arrangements
are pending and will be announced by the Vosseteig Funeral Home of Westby.
Ross `Sam' Ames
DE SOTO, Wis. - Ross ``Sam'' Ames, 94, of De Soto, died Wednesday evening,
Nov. 25, 1998, at Thornton Manor in Lansing, Iowa. He was born Nov. 22,
1904, to Frank and Florence (Tower) Ames. He enlisted in the Army and proudly
served in Europe and North Africa during WWII. He was united in marriage
to Florence Syverson on Jan. 13, 1945. He worked for Allis Chalmers in
La Crosse until his retirement in 1964. Ross had a passion for the outdoors.
He hunted, fished and trapped most of the years of his life. He had been
a resident of Thornton Manor Nursing Home for the past eight years. He
was a member of the De Soto VFW Post #8123.
He is survived by his wife, Florence of De Soto; one son, Orin (Jan)
Ames of De Soto; three daughters, Yvonne (Gary) Lysne of Mount Sterling,
Carmen (George) Lee of Lansing, Iowa and Marlene (John) Nelson of Genoa;
two sisters, Lois (Carl) Noel of Prairie du Chien and Florence (Harold)
Traister of Las Vegas, Nev.; one brother, Leanard Ames of Louisiana; five
grandchildren, Bryan Lysne, Kevin (Kim) Lysne, Andrea (Dan) Manning, Aaron
Lee and Craig Lysne; three great-grandchildren, August, Autumn and Winter
Manning. His parents, four brothers, and one sister preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, at 11 a.m.
in the New Hope United Methodist Church at Redmound. Pastor Alice Richards
will officiate with burial in the Walnut Mound Cemetery at Retreat. The
members of De Soto VFW Post #8123 will conduct military rites. Friends
may call at the Larson Funeral Home in De Soto on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m.
and at the church on Monday after 10 a.m.
George A. Siemianowski
SPARTA, Wis. - George A. Siemianowski, 72, of Sparta, died Thursday,
Nov. 26, 1998, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, after a
courageous battle with cancer.
He was born Aug. 19, 1926, in Waukegan, Ill. to Anthony and Mary (Chudziak)
Siemianowski. On July 13, 1945, he married Vivian A. Organ in Tomah. George
farmed with Evans Farms for over 20 years in the Bangor area until his
retirement. He was a WWII veteran, having served with the army and was
a member of the Sparta American Legion Post 100.
Survivors include his wife, Vivian; ten children, George (Linda), Wayne,
Barbara (Carey) Nuttleman, Sandra (Jerome) Zellner, and Terry, all of Bangor,
Mary (Brian) Nuttleman of Rice Lake, Wis., Linda of Bangor, Wanda (Dale)
VanMinsel of Sparta, Richard of Bangor and Tracy (Kenneth) Clements of
Bangor; and 13 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents;
a son, Jeffery; and an infant twin sister.
Funeral services will be Sunday, Nov. 29, at 2 p.m. from First Presbyterian
Church, Bangor. Rev. Louis Stoker will officiate. Burial will be in Burns
Cemetery with military honors by the Sparta American Legion Post 100. Friends
may call at the Jostad-Jandt Funeral Home, 121 N. Youlon St., West Salem,
on Saturday from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. and at the church on Sunday from 1
p.m. until the time of service.
Donald A. Hanson
MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Donald A. Hanson, 60, of Milwaukee, Wis., and formerly
of La Crosse, died on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1998, in La Crosse.
He was born in Sparta, Wis. on March 18, 1938, to Oswald L. and Arleen
M. (Fleischman) Hanson.
Don is survived by one daughter, Linda (Robert) Pellerino of Montello,
Wis.; two grandchildren, Robbie (Danielle) Pellerino and Tricia Pellerino;
one great-grandson, Vito Pellerino; three sisters, Suzanne (Carl) Condiff
of New Berlin, Wis., Ann Camp of Beatrice, Neb. and Elizabeth Hanson of
Elkart, Ind.; two brothers, Kenneth L. Hanson of La Crosse and Michael
A. (Debra L.) Hanson of Hubertus, Wis.; and nieces and nephews. He was
preceded in death by his father on Nov. 22, 1985, and his mother on Sept.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, at 7 p.m.
and at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral home of La Crosse. Rev. Lawrence B.
Berger will officiate. His body will be cremated following the services
with burial to take place at a later date. Friends may call at the funeral
home on Saturday from 5 p.m. until the time of services.