|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.
Leslie Lynn Wilkins
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. - Leslie Lynn Wilkins, 29, formerly from De
Soto, Wis., entered into eternal life on Nov. 10, 1998, in Newport Beach,
Calif. after a five-year long battle with brain cancer.
Leslie was born March 3, 1969, in Prairie du Chien, Wis. to Dwight
and Margaret (Pintz). After high school graduation, Leslie worked in Chicago,
Ill., before moving to California where she met her best friend, Babek
Leslie is survived by her father, Dwight (Dawn) Wilkins of rural Viroqua;
her mother Margaret (Lester) Beitelspacher of Watertown, S.D.; her brother,
Scott of Port Angeles, Wash.; grandparents, Ken and Delores Wilkins of
Retreat, Wis.; four stepsisters; five aunts and five uncles; several cousins;
and her dearest friend, Babek Mobesseri of Huntington Beach, Calif.
Leslie was proceeded in death by her paternal grandmother, Grace Wilkins;
and her maternal grandparents, Frank and Margaret Pintz; an aunt, Marylou
Murphy; and an uncle in infancy, Dean Wilkins.
A private memorial service was held on Friday, Nov. 13, 1998, in Huntington
Robert V. Almos
Robert V. Almos, 84, died at the Hillview Health Care Center on Thursday,
Nov. 26, 1998. He was born Sept. 20, 1914, in La Crosse, to Ingvald and
Ida (Magin) Almos.
He was a member of La Crosse Moose Lodge #1920.
He is survived by three daughters, Janis (Robert) Eick of Seymour,
Wis., Harriet (Gerald) Eick of Green Bay, Susan (Gerald) Patz of Coleman,
Wis.; a son, Jerry (Judie) Almos of Cascade, Mont.; twelve grandchildren;
seventeen great-grandchildren; a sister, Florence Boe of Onalaska; a sister-in-law,
Betty Almos of La Crosse.
He was preceded in death by a grandchild and three brothers.
Graveside services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Woodlawn Cemetery.
Fran Browning, F.S.P.A., pastoral care director of the Dickinson Family
Funeral Homes will officiate.
Memorials may be given to the Hillview Health Care Center.
VIROQUA, Wis. - Esther Cowden, 80, of R.3 Viroqua, died Saturday, Nov.
28, 1998, at the Vernon Manor in Viroqua. Funeral services will be held
on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Viroqua Church of Christ. Burial in the Viroqua
Cemetery. Friends may call at the Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua on Monday
from 4 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Friends may also call
at the church on Tuesday after 10 a.m.
COON VALLEY, Wis. - Helen Kerska, 81, of Coon Valley, died Friday,
Nov. 27, 1998, at Franciscan Skemp Medical Center in La Crosse. She was
born in rural Hillsboro on Feb. 18, 1917, to Jerry and Mary (Langer) Pesik.
She married Emil Kerska in Hillsboro on May 18, 1937. The couple farmed
in Bohemian Valley until 1972 when they retired and moved to the village
of Coon Valley.
Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Kerska of West Allis; one sister,
Mary Pesik of West Salem; two sisters-in-law, Anna Kerska of Coon Valley
and Albina Sedevie of La Crosse and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins
She was preceded in death by her husband, Emil on Aug. 25, 1984; one
brother, Emil Pesik; two brothers-in-law, Edward Kerska and Joseph Sedevie;
and a sister-in-law, Mary Rediske.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, at 11 a.m. at
First Portland Evangelical Lutheran Church, on County Hwy. X, rural Cashton.
Rev. Dennis Kempf will officiate with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, La Crosse.
Friends may call at the Seland Funeral Chapel in Coon Valley Monday evening,
Nov. 30, 1998, from 6 to 8 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday from 10 a.m.
until the time of services. Immediately following the burial, friends and
family are invited to a lunch fellowship at the Coon Valley Village Hall.
Charles Horatio Greene
OWATONNA, Minn. - Charles Horatio Greene, 80, of Owatonna, Minn., died
on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1998, at Bloomfield Manor in Dodgeville, Wis., two
days after being transferred from the Veteran's Administration Hospital
in Minneapolis. Charles had been an Owatonna, Minn., resident since 1986,
most recently at Westside Board and Care, (3003 West, Hwy. 14, Owatonna,
Charles was born on May 17, 1918, in Woodstock, Ill. He graduated from
Marshfield (Wis.) High School in 1938. After high school, he worked on
his father's farm and other farms. He was also a Janitor at Todd School
for Boys in Woodstock. When drafted into World War II, he served in a construction
battalion of the Navy Seabees. After the war, he earned his pilot's license.
He returned to Marshfield and worked at a cheese and poultry plant, at
a whey-drying firm, and for the city's power plant. During the Korean Conflict,
he served in the U.S. Air Force for one year.
He was employed for over thirty years at the Trane Company in La Crosse,
Wis. from 1951, until his retirement in 1982. He underwent triple bypass
surgery in April of 1984. Charles was a member of Grace Baptist Church
in Owatonna, the La Crosse chapters of the American Legion and the Veterans
of Foreign Wars, and was a life member of the National Rifle Association.
In August of 1986, he enrolled at Pillsbury Baptist Bible College.
Ten years later, on May 19, 1996, he graduated at age 78 with a Bachelor
of Arts degree, majoring in Bible and minoring in Church Ministries and
Greek. He holds the distinction of being the oldest students ever to graduate
Charles never married. He was the oldest of nine children. He was preceded
in death by his parents, Russell and Elma (Hakes) Greene; two sisters,
Helen Lengas and Mary Thompson; a brother, Gerald Greene and a nephew,
Steven Welter. He is survived by three sisters, Elaine Welter of De Kalb,
Ill., Jean (Paul) McVay of Manhattan Beach, Calif. and Gladys Greene of
Los Angeles; two brothers, Wayne Greene of Waupace and James (Alice) Greene
of Dodgeville; a brother-in-law, Harry Lengas of Cape Cod, Mass.; a sister-in-law,
Marlene Greene of Nekoosa; as well as ten nephews and eleven nieces.
Memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998,
at Grace Baptist Church, 265 NE 26th St., Owatonna, Minn. The Rev. Randy
Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Chili, Wis. on Charles parents'
gravesite. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Pillsbury Baptist Bible
College Library or the Veterans of Foreign Wars would be appreciated. The
Lulloff-Peterson-Houck Funeral Home, Dodgeville is serving the family.
Gladys E. Hanson
LANESBORO, Minn. - Gladys E. Hanson, 96, of Lanesboro, Minn., died
Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford.
She was born Sept. 22, 1902, in La Crosse, Wis. Funeral services will be
11 a.m. Tuesday, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro. Visitation
at the church one hour prior to services Tuesday. Johnson-Riley, Lanesboro,
is in charge of arrangements.
William E. Schmidt
STODDARD, Wis. - William E. Schmidt, 57, of Stoddard, Wis., died on
Friday, Nov. 27, 1998. He was born in La Crosse on June 17, 1941, to Erwin
and Laurayne (Gavin) Schmidt. Bill was a 1959 graduate of Aquinas High
School. He married Susan Swancutt on Sept. 5, 1970, in the Basilica of
St. Mary's in Minneapolis, Minn. Bill was a 32 year veteran of the La Crosse
Police. He joined the force on May 25, 1966, and was promoted to detective
in 1973. He was promoted to sergeant in 1975, and became captain in 1988.
He was appointed interim chief of police in 1992, and then assistant chief
of police in 1994. Bill also taught police science courses at WWTC.
He is survived by his wife, Susie; two sisters, Sandra (Thomas) Besl
of Melrose, Wis. and Sharon (John) Honeck of La Crosse; three brothers,
Michael of La Crosse, Charles (Sandra) of La Crosse and Laurence (Janet)
of St. Louis, Mo.; his nieces and nephews, Kim, Kelly, Kari, Kristi, Tom,
Matt, Amy, Derek, Jonathan, Steven, Lisa, John, Beth, Debbie, Tony, Derek,
Kam-Lin, Mark, Diana and Laura. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, at
2 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman with Rev. Anthony J.
Wolf officiating. Entombment will be in the St. Joseph Mausoleum, Catholic
Cemetery. Friends may call at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse
on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until 12 noon and then at the Cathedral of St. Joseph
the Workman from 1 p.m. until the time of services.
Bill will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.
LA FARGE, Wis. - Hans Haugrud, 97, of LaFarge, died Friday, November
27, 1998, in Viroqua. He was born on May 6, 1901, in Oslo, Norway to Thorvold
and Anna (Gulbrandson) Haugrud. He came with his family to America in 1904.
He served in the Ski Patrol of the U.S. Army during WWII and was stationed
in Colorado. Following the war, he returned to Wisconsin where he remained
on the family farm in Haugrud Hollow, near LaFarge, until his death.
He is survived by one sister, Ragnhild ``Peggy'' Church of Beloit;
one sister-in-law, Laura Haugrud of Westby; one brother-in-law, Theron
Green of Tomah; a cousin, Henry Haugurd of Westby; nieces and nephews:
LaVon (Mary) Haugrud and Dale (Elaine) Haugrud, both of Viroqua, Sharon
(Jim) McKegneys of New Lisbon, Paul (Kathy) Church of Columbus, Ohio, Nancy
(Jim) Mowers of Beloit and Roger Church of Beloit.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters,
Edith Haugrud and Martha Green; and two brothers, Thorlief Haugrud and
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 1998 at 1:00
p.m. at Westby Coon Prairie Lutheran Church. Pastor Steven Meyer will officiate
with burial in the Coon Prairie Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday after
12:00 noon at the church. The Vosseteig Funeral Home of Westby is assisting
the family with arrangements.
Mary P. Dickinson
SPARTA, Wis. - Mary P. Dickinson, 77, of Sparta, died Friday evening,
Nov. 27, 1998, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital, La Crosse.
She is survived by her husband, Gerald; two sons, James (Caroline)
Wright, Amarillo, Tex.; Russell (Bobbi) Wright, Cleveland, Ohio; seven
stepgrandchildren; two stepdaughters, Sandra Fernandez, Chicago, Ill.;
Patti (Allan) Gudmundson, Sparta; one stepson, Gary (Barb) Dickinson, Cashton,
Wis.; one sister, Peggy Boscia, St. Augustine, Fla.; one brother, William
(Ethel) Pierce, Highpoint, N.C.
The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at the Page-Smith
Funeral Home, Sparta, with Rev. Paul Woods and Rev. Richard A. Krocka officiating.
Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Sparta.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 6-8 p.m. and on
Tuesday from 8 a.m. until the service.
Charles J. ``Chut'' Satek
Charles J. ``Chut'' Satek, 80, of La Crosse, died on Friday, Nov. 27,
1998, in his home. He was born on Feb. 6, 1918, in La Crosse, to Charles
and Catherine (Heinkle) Satek. He married Phyllis E. Wuensch on Jan. 14,
1945, in Norfolk, Va. She died on Jan. 20, 1990. Chut was a Navy Veteran
of World War II and a member of the United States L.S.T. Association. He
had worked for many years at Allis Chalmers of La Crosse and later worked
for Hitchcock Industries of Minneapolis, Minn. He retired in 1983. He was
an avid hunter and fisherman.
Chut is survived by his daughter, Kathleen (Larry) Trammell of West
Salem, Wis.; his son, Larry (Pam) Satek of St. Charles, Ill.; three grandchildren,
Jason Satek, Laura (Soren) Lundsgard and Mark (Katie) Hartfield and a sister,
Charlotte (Harold) Sipley of Onalaska, Wis.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998,
at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse. The Rev. Lawrence B.
Berger will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday
from 2 p.m. until the time of service.
Esther E. Leis
TOMAH, Wis. - Esther E. Leis, 82, of Tomah and formerly of Wilton died
Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse. She
was born on Sept. 8, 1916, to Joseph and Mary (Dunwald) Suhr, near Melvina
in the town of Jefferson. She was united in marriage to Norbert A. Leis
on April 15, 1941, at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Pine Hollow.
They farmed in the town of Wilton until retiring in 1982. Esther was a
loving mother and grandmother.
She is survived by two daughters, Imelda Biermeier of Hillsboro and
Mary Ann (William) Parr of Fond du Lac; two sons, Norbert (Celesta) Leis
Jr., David (Karen) Leis, all of Wilton; 14 grandchildren, Carl (Cheryl)
Leis of Wilton, Christine (Richard) Westerman of Wilton, Laura (Matthew)
Rueckheim of Ontario, Leonard (Amanda) Leis of Elroy, Larry Leis, Amanda
Leis, both of Wilton, Matthew (Trina) Biermeier, Michael Biermeier, Chadwick
Biermeier, all of Hillsboro, Marcia Parr and Melissa Parr of Fond du Lac,
Laura, James and Heidi Handorf of Wilton; 11 great grandchildren; two sisters,
Laura and Irene Huhr of Melvina; a brother, Vernon Suhr of West Salem.
Esther is further survived by other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Norbert.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, 11 a.m. at St.
John the Baptist Catholic Church in Wilton. The Very Reverend James P.
McNamee will officiate. Burial will be in the St. John the Baptist Catholic
Cemetery, Wilton, Wis.
Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Smith-Nelson Funeral
Home, Wilton, on Monday, Nov. 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday at the
church from 10 a.m. until the time of services.
Grace K. Smith
GAYS MILLS, Wis. - Grace K. Smith, 80, of Gays Mills, died Saturday,
November 28, 1998 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse. Funeral
services will be held on Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Dommersnaes-Bertram
Family Funeral Home in Gays Mills with burial in the Gays Mills Cemetery.
Friends may call on Monday after 11:00 a.m. at the Dommersnaes-Bertram
Family Funeral Home in Gays Mills.
Marilyn Joan McGee
ARCADIA, Wis. - Marilyn J. McGee, 69, of Arcadia, Wis., died Saturday,
Nov. 28, 1998, at the Franciscan Skemp Healthcare Medical Center in La
She was born Dec. 31, 1928, in La Crosse, Wis., to John and Lillian
(Grosskopf) Schoen. On April 23, 1949, Marilyn married Lyle McGee in La
Crosse. They farmed near Modena, Wis., until they moved to Gilmanton, Wis.,
in 1967. In 1994, they moved to Arcadia, Wis.
Marilyn is survived by her husband, Lyle McGee, Lakeview Health Care
Center, West Salem, Wis.; one daughter, Suzanne (James) Wiskow, Arcadia,
Wis.; one granddaughter, Julie Wiskow, Arcadia, Wis.; seven brothers, Hilary
(Faye) Schoen, La Crosse, Wis., Francis (Catherine) Schoen, La Crosse,
Wis., Richard (Jeanette) Schoen, La Crosse, Wis., Gerald (Diane) Schoen,
Mount Prospect, Ill., Russell (Jean) Schoen, Wheaton, Ill., Walter (Sharon)
Schoen, La Crosse, Wis., Gregory (Bonnie) Schoen, Arcadia, Wis.; four sisters,
Dorothy Wick, La Crosse, Wis., Catherine (Odin) McCarty, La Crosse, Wis.,
Barbara (Alan) Barum, Onalaska, Wis., Elizabeth (Edward) McFarland, Kansas
City, Mo.; one sister-in-law, Colleen (Glen) Michaels, Alma, Wis.; and
over 50 nieces and nephews.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents and an infant brother
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12 noon on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998,
at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Arcadia, with Rev. Raymond
Pedretti officiating. Burial will be in the Buffalo City Public Cemetery,
Buffalo City, Wis.
Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Monday with a rosary recited at 7:30
p.m. and from 8-11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Wozney Funeral Home in Arcadia.
Wozney Funeral Home, Arcadia, is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Carol J. Lampert
FREEBURG, Minn. - Carol J. Lampert, 63, of Freeburg, died Saturday,
Nov. 28, 1998, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, Wis.
She was born Nov. 17, 1935, in St. Paul, Minn., to Gerhart and Inez
(Wifall) Virock. She married Lloyd Lampert Jan. 22, 1955, in St. Paul.
Carol belonged to the Crooked Creek Homemakers. She was a loving mother
She is survived by her husband, Lloyd of Freeburg; her mother, Inez
Virock of St. Paul; two sons, Jeffrey (Karen) of Brownsville and Michael
(Dona) of Caledonia; a daughter, Debra (James) Hoscheit of Caledonia; eight
grandchildren, Shannon, Lindsey, Kelsey, Haley, April, Lucas, Joshua, and
Colton Lampert; and three brothers, Richard (Marie) Virock of St. Paul,
Bruce (Susie) Virock of Houston and David (LeAnn) Virock of Houston. She
was preceded in death by her father.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Zion Evangelical Church,
Brownsville. Rev. Phil Williams will officiate and burial will be in Peace
United Church of Christ Cemetery, Crooked Creek. Friends may call from
4 to 8 p.m. at the church Monday, and one hour prior to the services Tuesday.
Memorials are preferred to Peace United Church of Christ Cemetery Fund.