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Silas Dahle
Silas Dahle, 81, of La Crosse, died on Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse. He was born May 11, 1917, at Houston, Minn., to Nels and Sarah (Thompson) Dahle. He served with the U.S. Army during WWII. He married Hazel Byer Luce on Aug. 23, 1953. She preceded him in death on April 27, 1997.
Silas was employed by the Trane Company for 25 years. He was also involved with carpentry and home building.
He is survived by three sisters, Jewell Johnson of Grand Rapids, Minn., Evangeline Gorgos of Minneapolis, Minn., and Doris (John) Scavone of Clinton Township, Mich.; by a stepdaughter, Myrle (Harry) Blair of La Crosse; and by nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; two sisters, Pearl Solie and an infant sister, Jewel; and by three brothers, Arden, Herman, and an infant brother, Nels.
Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church. The Reverend Thomas Hilliard will officiate. Burial will be in Mormon Coulee Memorial Park. Friends may call at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the service.
Memorials may be given to the church or to Luther High School, Onalaska, Wis.
The Dickinson Family Funeral Home, 1425 Jackson Street, La Crosse, is assisting with the arrangements.

Wayne J. Gilbertson
TREMPEALEAU, Wis. - Wayne J. Gilbertson, 62, of Trempealeau, died Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, at his home. He was born Nov. 26, 1936, in Arcadia, Wis., to Goodwin and Genevieve (Sobotta) Gilbertson. He married Verna G. Hanson on April 30, 1955, in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Arcadia. He was co-owner of Gilbertson Trucking in Trempealeau for 35 years. Wayne was a member of St. Bartholomew Parish in Trempealeau.
Survivors include his wife, Verna of Trempealeau; three children, Michael Wayne (Cindy) of Trempealeau, Andrea Katherine (Matthew) Mlynczak of Trempealeau, and Thomas James (Janann Snider) of Winona, Minn.; seven grandchildren, Jessica Gilbertson, Angela Mlynczak, Sara Gilbertson, Christopher Gilbertson, Lance Mlynczak, Jade Gilbertson and Jared Gilbertson; and three sisters, Beverly Rojas, Mary Osley and Connie Stach, all of La Crosse.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Ann Marae; and a brother, Kenneth.
Wayne will be remembered as a strong, silent person who loved his family. He enjoyed many things in life, especially his dogs, and in recent years, a hobby of driving old cars. Wayne was gifted in his knowledge of mechanics. His expertise was listening to the sound of an engine and knowing immediately what the problem was. His unique abililty of mechanics was taught and shared with his sons. He will be greatly missed.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at 1 p.m. at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Trempealeau. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Trempealeau. The Reverend Robert Wagner will officiate. Friends may call from 5 to 8:30 p.m. today at the Watkowski-Pronschinske Funeral Home, Winona, and from noon until the time of Mass Thursday at the church. A Christian Wake Service will be held at 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Doug Wobig, Jeff Schnieder, Duane Wobig, Paul Schmit, Jim Reinarts and Bill Beach. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandsons, Christopher, Lance and Jared. Flower girls will be his granddaughters, Jessica, Angela, Sara and Jade.

Abigail Holley Reinke
FALLBROOK, Calif. - Abigail Holley Reinke, 57, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1998, in Fallbrook. She was born Dec. 10, 1940, in La Crosse, Wis. She attended Campus School and graduated from La Crosse Central High School. Services were held Friday, Nov. 20 in Marine Memorial Chapel, Camp Pendleton. Burial was Monday, Nov. 30 in Arlington National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Camp Pendleton Officers' Wives Club-Abby Reinke Memorial Fund, c/o AC/S MWR Building 1561, Camp Pendleton, Calif. 92055; or Fallbrook High School Booster Club.

Manilla D. Strayer
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. - Manilla D. Strayer, 100, of Prairie du Chien, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, in Prairie Health Care Center. She was born Oct. 18, 1898, in Prairie du Chien. A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Sunday in United Methodist Church and inurnment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, both in Prairie du Chien. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to United Methodist Church, Prairie du Chien. The Garrity Funeral Home, Prairie du Chien, is assisting the family.

Geraldine Halverson
HOUSTON, Minn. - Geraldine Halverson, 75, died Monday, November 30, 1998, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse. Geraldine Swenson was born March 28, 1923, in Sheldon, Minn., to Jorgen and Vivian (Carrier) Swenson. On Jan. 9, 1943, she married Ernest Halverson in Winona, Minn. He later died Oct. 29, 1982. Geraldine worked for 24 years with Ace Telephone in Houston, retiring as assistant data processing supervisor in 1983. She was a member of Cross of Christ Lutheran Church and the American Legion Auxiliary in Houston. Geraldine will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all.
Geraldine is survived by two daughters, Leslie Guggenberger of Fort Collins, Colo., and LeeAnn (Robert) Gustavson of Thornton, Colo.; one grandson, Adam Guggenberger; three sisters, Betty (Gordon) Hatleli of Rushford, Minn., Ramona (Hollace) Huebner of Houston, Minn., and Theresa (Allton) Peterson of Houston, Minn.; an aunt, Myrtle Sweet of Houston, Minn.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Ernest; and one brother, Guy Swenson.
Funeral services are planned for Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, at 2 p.m. at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Houston, with the Reverend Mark Rydberg officiating. Burial will be in the Stone Church Cemetery in Houston. Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Hoff Funeral Homes-Houston Chapel; and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.

Dorothy E. Weiland
Dorothy E. Weiland, 79, a resident of Hillview Health Care Center, La Crosse, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 1998, in the Care Center. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home, La Crosse.

Shirley M. Thompson
WEST SALEM, Wis. - Shirley M. Thompson, 41, of West Salem, and formerly of Ontario, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, at her home in West Salem. She was born Feb. 4, 1957, in Viroqua, to Ivan and Dorothy (Manley) Hutchison.
Survivors include her parents; two sisters, Cheryl (Eirik) Ekness of Ontario, and Sharon Hemmersbach of Cashton; and one brother, Larry (Rita) Hutchison also of Cashton; four nieces; and four nephews.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, at 11 a.m. from the Torkelson Funeral Home in Ontario. Pastor Robert Streeter will officiate. Burial will follow in the Hilltop Rest Cemetery in Ontario. Relatives and friends may call at the Torkelson Funeral Home in Ontario Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, from 6 to 8 p.m. They may also call at the funeral home on Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services.

Hilda B. Riddle
LAfARGE, Wis. - Hilda B. Riddle, 71, of Canyon Ave., rural LaFarge, died Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, in her home. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, in the Burr Wesleyan Church, rural Hillsboro. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, in Valhalla Memorial Park, Milwaukee. Friends may call at Seland Funeral Home, LaFarge from 5 to 8 p.m. today, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.; and also from noon until the time of service Friday in the church. Memorials to Burr Wesleyan elevator fund.

Richard M. Ender
WEST SALEM, Wis. - Richard M. Ender, 66, of west Salem, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, at his home. He was born Oct. 27, 1932, in La Crosse, to Edward and Elizabeth (Hausmann) Ender. On Aug. 11, 1956, he married Joyce M. Shaker in La Crosse and she preceded him in death on Aug. 25, 1991. He then married Charlotte Cantwelll on Feb. 24, 1994, in La Crosse. For 35 years, Richard was a journeyman electrician with the IBEW Local Union 14 and served as recording secretary for many years. Richard was instrumental in starting the West Salem First responders. He was involved with the La Crosse County Sheriff's Department, civil defense and scouts. Richard was a member of Berg-Hemker-Olson American Legion Post 51 in West Salem. His favorite hobby was his job as an electrician. Richard also enjoyed the outdoors and spending time in Northern Minnesota, especially by Lake Superior.
Survivors include his wife, Charlotte; three daughters, Paula (John) Callies of River Falls, Wis., Mary (Jim) Timmons of Ripon, Wis., and Patti Ender of Eau Claire, Wis.; two sons, John of Eden Prairie, Minn., and Steve of La Crosse; seven grandchildren, Tess and Kelly, Jason and Jake, and Ryan, and Lee and Jaqueline; a sister, Elizabeth Mitchell of La Crosse; and two step children, Charles (Wendy) Cantwell of St. Cloud, Minn., and Andrew Cantwell of Chicago, Ill. In addition to his first wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Samantha Timmons; two sisters, Ruth Hauser, and Bernice Percick; and four brothers, Walter, Rudolph, Martin, and LeRoy Ender.
Funeral services will be Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, at 1 p.m. from the Jostad-Jandt Funeral Home, 121 N. Youlon St., West Salem. Sue Hulse, Chaplain, will officiate. A private family burial will be at a later date in Hamilton Cemetery, West Salem. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from noon until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the American Brain Tumor Association

Doris E. Homstad-Power
VIROQUA, Wis. - Doris E. Homstad-Power, age 77 of Viroqua, passed away at her home in Viroqua on Wed., Dec. 2, 1998. She was born on Oct. 7, 1921 to Oscar and Amalia (Oium) Homstad. She attended Chaseburg Grade School and was a graduate of Vernon Co. Normal School. Doris also attended U.W.-La Crosse and received her Master's Degree from Winona State University. She taught in Vernon Co. rural schools, and also taught in Westby, Wis., Sparta, Wis., Edgerton, Wis., Boulder City, Nev., and Amberg, Germany. She retired in 1983 from Hamilton School in La Crosse, WI after teaching for 30 years in the La Crosse School District. She was confirmed at St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chaseburg, and was a faithful member of the English Evangelical Lutheran Church-WELS in Viroqua. Doris was a member of Viroqua and La Crosse Retired Teachers Assn.; Delta Kappa Gamma; Vernon Co. Historical Society; V.F.W. Auxiliary; Sons of Norway, Norskedalen; and the Ladies Aid of the English Evangelical Lutheran Church in Viroqua. On Feb. 5, 1986, she was united in marriage to Ralph Power in the English Evangelical Lutheran Church in Viroqua. He preceded her in death on Jan.9, 1995.
She is survived by her two sisters, Agnes (Mrs. Cleo) Schroeder and Irene Homstad, both of Viroqua; one brother, William (Alice) Homstad of La Crosse; four step daughters, Mary Power and her husband David Suplinski of Colo., Linda (Bernie) Shomberg and Trish Power, both of Fla., and Caroline Power of La.; seven step grandchildren; six step great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Edith Homstad of Texas and Jean Power of Sparta; 13 nieces and nephews and 12 great-nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers; Robert in infancy and Milnor; one grand niece; a sister-in-law, Marjorie Brewer; and her brother-in-law, Cleo Schroeder.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5, 1998 at 11 a.m. at the English Evangelical Lutheran Church-WELS, 741 N. East Ave. in Viroqua. Pastor Dennis E. Kempf will officiate with burial in the North Coon Prairie Cemetery at Newry. Friends may call on Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. with a 6:30 p.m. prayer service at the Vosseteig Funeral Home, 708 S. Hwy 14 in Westby. Friends may also call after 10:00 a.m. on Saturday at the church. Memorials may be directed to the English Lutheran Church Building Fund or the Vernon Memorial Hospice.

Karen J. Gruen
WILTON, Wis. - Karen J. Gruen, 48, of Wilton, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 1998, in Franciscan Skemp Medical Center, La Crosse. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, in St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wilton, with burial in the church cemetery. Relatives and friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, in the Smith-Nelson Funeral Home, Wilton, and from noon until services Saturday in the church.

Anna Marie Karasch
Anna Marie Karasch, infant daughter of Gary and Linda (Gunderson) Karasch, Mondovi, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, in Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire. Funeral services were held in SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery, Independence. Edison Funeral Home, Independence, assisted with arrangements.

Dean A. Herrmann
WAUKON, Iowa - Dean A. Herrmann, 50, of Waukon, died suddenly Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, in Veteran's Memorial Hospital, Waukon. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, in Martin Funeral Home, Waukon. Burial will be in Postville Cemetery, Postville. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.

Howard L. Tjoflat
Howard was born Oct. 5, 1911, in Ettrick, Wis., to Amund and Eleanora (Torkelson) Tjoflat. He graduated from the Galesville High School.
Howard married Carolyn Nyberg on May 3, 1931, in Blair, Wis. Together they farmed first in rural Strum, then rural Blair, and later in rural Ettrick. They retired in 1982 and moved to Whitehall. Carolyn preceded him in death on Feb. 22, 1995. Howard has been a resident of the Grand View Care Center in Blair since 1996.
Mr. Tjoflat was a member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Whitehall, where he sang in the church choir. Howard will be long remembered for his beautiful tenor voice and the hundreds of funerals and weddings he performed for. Even as a senior citizen, he warmed many hearts with his special gift.
Among Howard's memories of his youth was the ringing of the church bell to inform the Ettrick townspeople that World Was I has ended on that first Armistice Day in 1918.
As an adult, he was a progressive farmer and was an active member of the National Farmer's Organization. Howard was a strong supporter of education and was devoted to his family and church.
Mr. Tjoflat is survived by three sons, Kenneth (Margaret) and David (Cindy) Tjoflat both of rural Ettrick, Wis., and William (Maureen) Tjoflat of Green Bay, Wis.; four daughters, Jean Tjoflat of Hopkins, Minn., Anitta (Robert) Back of Iron Ridge, Wis., Ellen (Jeff) Hauser of Whitehall, Wis., and Mary (Larry) George of Bloomington, Minn.; 16 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents; and wife; Howard was preceded in death by three brothers, Gerald, Oliver, and J. Kenneth Tjoflat; and two sisters, Bergliot Erickson, and Viola Tjoflat.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, at 11 a.m. in Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Whitehall, Wis. Revs. LaMoine Jacobs and Richard Kelling will officiate. Burial will be in the Pioneer Cemetery in rural Ettrick.
Visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Jack Funeral Home in White Hall, Wis., and also one hour prior to the services at the church on Friday.

Wilfred H. Tauscher
WEST SALEM, Wis. - Wilfred H. Tauscher, 74, of West Salem, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, at Mulder Health Care Facility, West Salem.
He was born Mar. 4, 1924, in Barre Mills, to Herman and Adelia (Hemker) Tauscher. On Oct. 26, 1943, he married Irene Heuer at St.. Paul's Lutheran Church in Bangor. Wilfred farmed for over 50 years in the Barre Mills area until the time of his retirement. He was actively involved with Tri-State Breeders Association. Wilfred enjoyed working with the children of 4-H and will be well remembered for his involvement as dairy superintendent at the La Crosse County Fair. He was member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Barre Mills and the church council, where he served as council president for several years. Wilfred was also a member of the church Men's Club and served as a school board member for St. John's Lutheran School.
Survivors include his wife, Irene; two sons, LeRoy (Lynda) of West Salem, and Rev. James (Patricia) of Boulder, Colo.; seven grandchildren, David (Amy), Lisa (fiance Timothy Gray) Tauscher, Laura (Randy) Daigle, Joel, Rachel, Andrew and Rebekah; a sister,Elvera (Ray) Schneider of Barre Mills; and a step brother, Bill (Elaine) Knight of La Crosse. He was preceded in death by his step sister, Margaret Clark.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Dec. 5, 1998, at 11 a.m. from St. John's Lutheran Church, Barre Mills. Pastor Paul N. Schossow will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Jostad-Jandt Funeral Home, 121 N. Youlon St., West Salem, on Friday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials may be given to St. John's Lutheran Church, Barre Mills or Luther High School.

David J. Emmert
HOLMEN, Wis. - David J. Emmert, 42, of Holmen, and formerly of La Crosse, died with his family at his side, on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, in his home following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on Oct. 31, 1956, in La Crosse to John and Dorothy (Rittenhouse) Emmert. He married Vicky L. Revels on Nov. 19, 1998, in Sioux falls, S.D. Dave was a 1974 graduate of La Crosse Central High School. Following graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served two years active duty. Following his discharge from active duty, he served four years in the Naval Reserve. Dave worked for the La Crosse Trane Co. as a foreman in plant 7. He was a volunteer with the Shelby Fire Department.
In addition to his wife, Vicky, he is survived by his daughter, Sara Emmert of Holmen; his step daughter, Staci Lynn Campbell of Holmen; two step sons, Michael Scott Campbell of Holmen, and Matthew Lawrence Campbell of Holmen, all of which he loved as his own; a grandson, Devin of Holmen; his parents, John and Dorothy of Trempealeau, Wis.; a sister, Sharon (Dennis) Emery of Holmen; a brother, Virgil (Michele) Emmert of Garland, Texas; his mother-in-law, Augusta L. Revels of La Crosse; two brothers-in-law, Virgil F. Revels and Dennis (Laura) Revels, both of La Crosse; three sisters-in-law, Debrah (Randy) Stephens of Onalaska, Diane Linhart and Reta (Bryan) Pahl, both of La Crosse; as well as special friends, Kurt (Patty) Kraemer of La Crosse, Mike (Rhonda) Mathews of Coon Valley, Wis., Lynn St. Jacque of Holmen, Rita Chandler of La Crosse, Randy (Vickie) Gartner of Holmen.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, 1998, at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse. The Rev. Mark F. Bartling will officiate. Burial, with military honors, will be in the Farmer's Valley Cemetery, Sparta, Wis. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

David J. Emmert
HOLMEN, Wis. - David J. Emmert, 42, of Holmen, and formerly of La Crosse, died with his family at his side, on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, in his home following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on Oct. 31, 1956, in La Crosse to John and Dorothy (Rittenhouse) Emmert. He married Vicky L. Revels on Nov. 19, 1998, in Sioux falls, S.D. Dave was a 1974 graduate of La Crosse Central High School. Following graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served two years active duty. Following his discharge from active duty, he served four years in the Naval Reserve. Dave worked for the La Crosse Trane Co. as a foreman in plant 7. He was a volunteer with the Shelby Fire Department.
In addition to his wife, Vicky, he is survived by his daughter, Sara Emmert of Holmen; his step daughter, Staci Lynn Campbell of Holmen; two step sons, Michael Scott Campbell of Holmen, and Matthew Lawrence Campbell of Holmen, all of which he loved as his own; a grandson, Devin of Holmen; his parents, John and Dorothy of Trempealeau, Wis.; a sister, Sharon (Dennis) Emery of Holmen; a brother, Virgil (Michele) Emmert of Garland, Texas; his mother-in-law, Augusta L. Revels of La Crosse; two brothers-in-law, Virgil F. Revels and Dennis (Laura) Revels, both of La Crosse; three sisters-in-law, Debrah (Randy) Stephens of Onalaska, Diane Linhart and Reta (Bryan) Pahl, both of La Crosse; as well as special friends, Kurt (Patty) Kraemer of La Crosse, Mike (Rhonda) Mathews of Coon Valley, Wis., Lynn St. Jacque of Holmen, Rita Chandler of La Crosse, Randy (Vickie) Gartner of Holmen.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, 1998, at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse. The Rev. Mark F. Bartling will officiate. Burial, with military honors, will be in the Farmer's Valley Cemetery, Sparta, Wis. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

Douglas H. Sacia
GALESVILLE, Wis. - Douglas H. Sacia, 78, of Galesville, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998, in Lakeview Health center, Wets Salem, Wis. He was born April 1, 1920, in Galesville, to Percy and Mary (Howard) Sacia. On Sept. 9, 1941, he married Elizabeth `San Ann' Carlson in Trempealeau, Wis. Doug farmed in the Galesville area with his cousin Leon prior to retirement.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Galesville, where he was a past elder, a past member of the Galesville Curling Club, and Trempealeau County farm Bureau.
Survivors include his devoted wife, `San' of Galesville; a son, James (Marlys) of St. Croix Falls, Wis.; a daughter, Judith (William) Montgomery of Boca Raton, Fla.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Wegmann of Brookfield, Wis.
Funeral services will be Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, at 7 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church, Galesville, with Rev. Dr. R. Steven Krueger officiating. Burial will be 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 1998, in Pine Cliff Cemetery, Galesville.
Friends may call at the church Friday from 5:30 to 7 p.m.. Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville assisted the family.

Bernard Thomas Gianoli
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Bernard Thomas Gianoli, 78, of Scaramento, died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998. Beloved husband of Patricia M. Gianoli of Sacramento. Loving brother of David Gianoli of Hudson, Wis.; Francis Gianoli and his wife, Louise of Hobart, Ind.; and Wynne Gianoli of La Crosse, Wis.; brother-in-law of Dorothy Gianoli of Genoa, Wis.; and Louella Gianoli of Lancine, Ill. Also survived by 12 nephews and seven nieces. Preceded in death by three brothers. A native of Genoa, Wis. Recitation of rosary, Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at 7 p.m., in the North Sacramento Funeral Home, 725 El Camino Ave., Sacramento, Calif. Mass of Christian burial will be offered Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, at 10 a.m., at Presentation Catholic Church, 4123 Robertson Ave., Sacramento, Calif.

Kendon G. Huppert
Kendon G. Huppert, 29, died of AIDS on Thanksgiving Day at his Riverplace home. His family was by his side.
Kendon was born on Jan. 23, 1969, in Moscow, ID, to George Huppert and Lorraine Lester. He attended UW-L from 1989-1993, majoring in psychology/sociology. As an AIDS educator, he spoke to many groups across the Coulee region and was a leader of the La Crosse HIV-support group. He was also a regular contributor to the La Crosse Tribune's ``Your Views'' column.
Ken is survived by Jack Wallace, his partner of 6-1/2 years; his father, George Huppert, and stepmother, Betty Wheeler, of La Crosse; his mother, Lorraine Lester, of Albuquerque, NM; one brother, Steve Huppert, of New York, NY; and one sister, Susanna Lester, of Albuquerque.
The public is invited to attend combined funeral/memorial services on Saturday, Dec. 5th, at 1 p.m. at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at noon. Friends may also visit from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4th.
Kendon asked to be remembered with flowers, and with donations to a memorial fund of the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, 1707 Main St. #420, La Crosse, WI 54601.


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