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Mary Ferris Farroh
GARY, Ind. - Mary Ferris Farroh, 83, of Gary, Indiana, formally of La Crosse, died Monday, September 22, 1997, at Methodist Hospital, Gary, Ind. Mary was born on July 31, 1914, in La Crosse, to Tom and Freida Ferris. She attended the public schools in La Crosse and was very well liked by her friends as were her brothers and sisters and many cousins.
She married Shipley Farroh on December 3, 1946, in La Crosse. Shipley played professional football for many teams including the Pittsburg Steelers and the Cleveland Browns. Eventually they settled down in Gary, Indiana, and had one son, Thomas. Mary worked most of her life as a homemaker and made many dear friends in Gary.
Mary is survived by one son, Thomas Farroh; one brother, Albert Ferris of Phoenix, Ariz.; three sisters, Nellie Ferris, Madeline Markos, both La Crosse, Virginia Nimen of Canton, Ohio; many nieces and nephews. Mary is also survived by a very special goddaughter, Barbara Schuyler of Gary.
She was proceeded in death by her husband, Shipley; a brother, Roy Ferris; a sister, Anna Zakem, both of La Crosse.
Mary was a very special person and her memory will remain forever in our hearts.
The Geiser Funeral Home of Merriville, Indiana, is in charge of arrangements. The family requests that memorials may be given in Mary's name to the St. Elias Orthodox Church in La Crosse.

A. Robert ``Bob'' Peterson
A. Robert ``Bob'' Peterson, 76, of La Crosse, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1997, at his home.
He was born December 31, 1920, in La Crosse to Arthur and Ethel (Schroeder) Peterson. On September 29, 1945, he married Margaret A. Severson in La Crosse. Bob was an insurance agent with Metropolitan Life for 25 years and was owner-operator of Holiday Sports Center in La Crosse for many years. He was a two term La Crosse County Supervisor, a life member of the Elks Lodge, a member of Moose Lodge No. 1920 of La Crosse and a charter member of the La Crosse Ducks Unlimited. He was also a member of Frontier Lodge #45 F.& A.M. in La Crosse and the Zor Shrine. Bob was an avid hunter and outdoors man.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret; five daughters, Cyndy Patros, Joye (Richard) Luick and Ann (Joseph) Kotnour, all of La Crosse, Jan (Timothy) Dwyer of Cortland, Ill., and Roberta (Kenneth) Manguson of Onalaska; 14 grandchildren including a special grandson, Jason Lee; one great-grandson; four brothers, Richard (Marjorie), Gerald (Sharon), Kenneth (Arlene) and James D. (Sharon Niebuhr), all of La Crosse; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lynda Lee on September 22, 1993; and his parents.
Memorial services will be Friday, September 26, at 1 p.m. from Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Sixth and Division St., La Crosse. Pastor Rachel Thorson Mithelman will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, La Crosse. There will be no visitation.
Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.
Jostad-Jandt Funeral Home, West Salem, is in charge of arrangements.

God knew that you were suffering
That the hills were hard to climb
So He gently closed your eyes
And whispered `Please by Thine'
In tears we watched you sinking
We saw you fade away
Our hearts were nearly broken
You fought so hard to stay
It breaks our heart to see you go
But you did not go alone
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home
Bob will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Gladys L. Bates
CASHTON, Wis. - Gladys L. Bates, age 70, passed away Tuesday, September 23, 1997, in Marinuka Manor, Galesville, from advanced symptoms of Parkinson's Disease.
She was born December 1, 1926, in Melvina, Wisconsin, to Melvin and Ida (Lee) Haugen. She married James Bates on December 28, 1946, in Cashton, Wisconsin. They lived in La Crosse until 1963 when they moved their family to Kenosha, Wis. From 1939 until 1985, Gladys worked a variety of jobs. She waitressed in Minneapolis, was employed at Autolite in La Crosse and Warwick Electronics, Zion, Illinois. She also worked as a pizza cook at Villa D'Carlo in Kenosha, Wis., and in food service at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center, North Chicago, Illinois. An avid cook and gardener, with a great work ethic, she was treasured for her sweet disposition. Her quiet manner and soft smile will be missed by all who knew her.
Big ``G'' is survived by her five children, Michael (Barbara) Bates of Kenosha, Wis., Kenneth (Kim) Bates of Galesville, Wis., Jerry (Darlene) Bates of Advance, North Carolina, Cynthia (William) Nickolai of Burlington, Wis., and Laura (Ed) Haberstroh of Waukesha, Wis.; six brothers and sisters, Olive Koessler of Sparta, Wis., Marion (Ira) Mlsna of Cashton, Wis., Betty (Duane) Niedfeldt of Sparta, Wis., Vern Haugen of Cashton, Wis., James (Virginia) Haugen of Iowa and Robert (Gloria) Haugen of Bangor, Wis.; and six grandchildren, Kevan and Kelsey Bates, Anton, Leah and Ann Nickolai and Joshua Haberstroh. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Philip Bates on July 20, 1992; and brothers, Lester and Lawrence; and one sister, Agnes Lemke.
To all the staff at Marinuka Manor who made her last days ones of dignity and love, her family is forever grateful.
Funeral services will be held Friday, September 26, 1997, at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Cashton. Father Kevin Louis will officiate. Burial will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery just outside of Cashton.
Relatives and friends are asked to call at the Torkelson Funeral Chapel on the day of the services from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Memorials may be directed either towards the National Parkinson's Disease Foundation, Inc., or the Marinuka Manor Gazebo Fund.

Margaret A. Lakowske
SPARTA, Wis. - Margaret A. Lakowske, 102, Sparta, Wis., died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1997, at the Morrow Memorial Home, Sparta.
Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church, Sparta. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Sparta.
Friends may call at the Lanham-Kann Funeral Home, Sparta, today from 6 until 9 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

Leona K. Edge
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. - Leona K. Edge, 88, of Prairie du Chien, Wis., formally of Fennimore, Wis., died Tuesday, September 23, 1997, at Memorial Hospital in Prairie du Chien, Wis.
Private family services will be held on Friday at the Thornburg-Hanson Funeral Home in Prairie du Chien, Wis., with burial in Prairie Cemetery, Fennimore, Wis., as per Leona's wishes. There will be no public visitation.

Robert F. West, Sr.
WAUPUN, Wis. - Robert F. West, Sr., 75, of 553 E. Franklin St., Waupun, Wis., died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1997, in his home.
Funeral services will be Friday, Sept. 26, 1997, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Waupun. Father John Elmer will officiate and burial will be in the Ontario (Wis.) Cemetery.
Friends may call on Thursday, Sept. 25, 1997, at Kohls Community Funeral Home, 405 W. Main St., Waupun, Wis.
He was born June 11, 1922, in Ontario, Wis., to William and Ruth (Marden) West. He married Helen L. Rynes on June 30, 1942, at Mount Tabor, Wis. He lived in Ontario, Wis., until his marriage and then moved to Waupun in 1951. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Waupun. Mr. West graduated from Ontario High School in 1942. He then served in the U.S. Marine Corp. during WWII. He worked for the Wisconsin Division of Corrections, retiring in 1977. He was the First Corrections Officer to serve on the Governor's Task Force for the Division of Corrections under Gov. Sherman Dreyfus. He belonged to Duck's Unlimited, Wings over Wisconsin and State & National Trappers Association. Mr. West was an avid outdoors man and enjoyed fishing, hunting and trapping. As a child he played on the banks of the Kickapoo River and as a young man he enjoyed the Mississippi River and after his move to Waupun the Horicon Marsh became his home away from home.
He is survived by five daughters, Constance West of La Crosse, Wis., Suzanne (Edward) Constantini of Stillwater, Minn., Joy (Lauren) Lemke of Waupun, Wis., Zona (Jon) Wagar of Valley City, N.D., Mary Hope Daher of New Brighton, Minn.; two sons, Robert (Judith) West Jr. of Waupun, Wis., and David (Ann) West of Plymouth, Wis.; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; one brother, Marden (Verna) West of Waupun, Wis.; sisters-in-law, Ruby West of La Crosse and Virginia West of Florida; special friend, Dorothy Martin of Waupun, Wis.; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife in 1992; and two brothers, Edward and Chester.

Scott M. Klimek
JESSUP, Md.ŸScott M. Klimek, 30, of Jessup, Maryland and formerly of Sparta, died Tuesday evening at his parents home in Sparta.
He was born in Sparta on April 4, 1967, the son of Casey and Lois (Miller) Klimek. He graduated from Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia, in 1985. He was united in marriage to Laurie Huffman in Arlington on August 8, 1986. He worked for Accu-Tech Corp. as an operations manager in Jessup, Maryland. He has been suffering from Lymphoma cancer since Nov. 13, 1996. He loved to golf.
He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, LeRoy and Irene Janes and his paternal grandparents, Janina and Joseph Klimek.
He is survived by his wife, Laurie; one son, Joshua Scott Klimek; his parents-in-law, Fred and Rosemary Huffman, Alexandria, Va.; his parents, Casey and Lois Klimek, Sparta; one brother, Jeff Klimek, Sparta.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Sparta, with Rev. Mark Walljasper officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call at the Page-Smith Funeral Home on Friday from 9 to 11 a.m.

Roland H. Lieder
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Roland H. Lieder, 62, of Cheyenne, Wyoming died Friday, August 8, 1997 at the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in Cheyenne. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, September 27, 1997 at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm with burial in the New Ulm City Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted at the cemetery by the New Ulm Veteran's Organizations. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the time of service at the funeral home on Saturday.
He is survived by his sons, Erich Lieder of San Diego, California, Kurt Lieder of Denver, Colorado, Kirk Lieder of Morano Valley, California; daughter, Lisa Lieder of Cheyenne, Wyoming; his mother, Florence Lieder of St. Peter; brothers, Bernie Lieder of Pine, Arizona, Allan Lieder of Winona; sister, Jane Lieder Rosengren of Brighton, Michigan; and eight grandchildren.
He was born on December 25, 1934 in Nicollet County. The Lieder family moved to La Crosse, Wisconsin in 1942 where Roland grew up, graduated from Central High School and La Crosse State Teachers College. He had been an electronics technician in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of Chugwater Lodge 23 A.F. and A.M.; York Rite; Korein Shrine, Rawlins Temple; and the Cheyenne Shrine Club, Legion of Honor. In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials to: Scottish Rite Language Clinic in care of the Cheyenne Masonic Temple, 1820 Capitol Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 82001.

Fern M. Zunker
Fern M. Zunker, 91, formerly of 923 Charles Street, died at the Bethany-St. Joseph Care Center on Thursday, September 25, 1997. She was born January 3, 1906, in La Crosse, to Joseph and Metilda (Champgne) LaFleur. She married LeRoy Zunker on July 20, 1929 and he preceded her in death in 1972.
Prior to her retirement, she had worked for the Electric Auto-lite and Northern Engraving.
She is survived by a daughter, Joyce (Donald) Bland of La Crosse; two sons, Richard (Joan) Zunker of Fairbult, Minnesota and Thomas of La Crosse; seven grandchildren, Randy T. Blank, Susan M. (Richard) Sommer, Sandra K. (Richard) Rogge, David (Elizabeth) Zunker, Dianne (David) Ross, Debra (David) McKolskey, Daniel (Kim) Zunker; six great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.
Short funeral services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church. The Reverend John Parcher will officiate and burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Dickinson Family Funeral Homes are assisting the family with the arrangements.

Linda M. Cox
ONALASKA, Wis. - Linda M. Cox, 46, of rural Onalaska, Wis. died on Wednesday, September 24, 1997 at her home. She was born on December 14, 1950 in Danville, Pennsylvania to William and Mabel (Dettery) Baskin.
Linda is survived by her husband, Charles; a daughter, Bonnie Cox at home; three sons, John of Cullman, Ala., Daniel (Shannon) of St. Helens, Ore. and William of Cullman, Ala.; four grandchildren, Anthony, James, Ayla and Cedric; her parents of Palmdale, Calif.; a brother, David (Vickie) Baskin of Lake Isabella, Calif.; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Linda was a very kind, caring and loving person. She will be dearly missed by her family and many friends.
Linda's body will be cremated. There will be no local services. Committal services and burial will take place at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the Gundersen Lutheran Hospice Program. The Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of Onalaska is in charge of arrangements.

Lula H. Gramlich
LANSING, Iowa - Lula H. Gramlich, 97, of Lansing, Iowa died Thursday, September 25, 1997 at Thornton Manor Care Center in Lansing. Services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, September 28, 1997 at the United Methodist Church in Lansing with Reverend Tom Mattson officiating. Interment in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may call 3-8 p.m. on Saturday, September 27, 1997 at the Burke-Thornburg Funeral Home in Lansing.

John W. Somerville
MELROSE, Wis. - John W. Somerville, 77, of rural Melrose died Thursday, September 25, 1997 in his home. Arrangements are pending with Smith Mortuary in Melrose, Wis.

Mary Ellen Schulte
NEW ALBIN, Iowa - Mary Ellen Schulte, age 45, of New Albin, Iowa died Wednesday, September 24, 1997, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse. Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, September 27, 1997 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in New Albin with Fr. Hank Charipar officiating. Interment in St. Joseph Cemetery. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. on Friday, September 26, 1997 at the New Albin Funeral Chapel.
Mary is survived by her parents Norbert and Rita (Kelly) Schulte; three brothers, James (Peggy) Schulte and their children Kory and Ryan of La Crescent, Minn., William (Kelly) Schulte and their children Derrick and Darrin of Chanhassen, Minn., Stanley Schulte of Decorah, Iowa; two sisters, Kelly (Wayne) Galema and their children Jesse, Nathan, and Stacy of Marshaltown, Iowa, Jody (Randy) Garin and their daughter Kelsey of Newhall, Iowa; one great-aunt and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded by her grandparents.
Burke-Thornburg Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Irene Geneva Blexrud
SPRING GROVE, Minn. - Irene Geneva Blexrud, age 83, passed away Wednesday, September 24, 1997, at home. Irene was born August 10th, 1914, to Ole and Anna Maria Morken. She married George Blexrud on May 3, 1941. George preceded her in death in 1995.
Irene was a lifelong resident of Spring Grove and Wilmington, and a member of Wilmington Lutheran Church, where she was baptized, confirmed, and married. She graduated from Spring Grove High School in 1932, and later returned as head cook for many years until her retirement in 1979.
Irene was an active member of Wilmington Lutheran Church. She sang in the choir, taught Sunday School, and helped plan and prepare countless dinners.
Irene had many interests including creating beautiful handwork, growing flowers, corresponding with family and friends, cooking and baking, caring for grandchildren, shoes and bright colors, and her ``kids'' and co-workers at school.
She was a source of constant smiles and laughter, loved to tell and laugh at stories, but most of all, she loved being with George and going to dinner and dancing with their friends. She will be missed by all.
Irene is survived by one son, Tom and his wife Jan of Spartanburg, S.C.; two grandchildren, Sarah Blexrud of Charlotte, N.C. and Adam Blexrud of Camarillo, Calif.; one great-grandson, Cole Kleinman, son of Sarah and her husband, Tom Kleinman; and her beloved sister Lulu Engene, of Spring Grove; and nephews, nieces, relatives, and many friends.
The memorial service is at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 27 at Wilmington Lutheran Church, rural Spring Grove. Interment will be at Wilmington Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, September 26th at Roble Funeral Home, Spring Grove, Minn.
Officiating at the service will be Pastor Rolf T. Storlie, and Pastor Elizabeth Stempinski.

Armand B. Blackdeer
BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis./ST. PAUL, Minn. - Armand B. Blackdeer, age 40, of St. Paul, Minn., and formerly of Black River Falls, died Wednesday, September 24, 1997 in Regions Hospital, St. Paul, Minn.
Funeral services will be Saturday, September 27, 1997 at 2 p.m. from the Blackdeer Homestead and burial will be in the Blackdeer Homestead Cemetery, both in rural Black River Falls. Friends may call at the Blackdeer Homestead on Saturday from 10 a.m. until services. The Buswell Funeral Home, Black River Falls, is serving the family.

Elenor M. Jiracek
Elenor M. Jiracek, 98, of 1222 Travis Street, died on Thursday, September 25, 1997 in her home. She was born on August 17, 1899 in La Crosse to Joseph and Mary (Mehren) Jiracek. Elenor had worked at Doerflinger's Department Store for over 50 years. She was a longtime member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church and was a member of the St. Anne's Altar and Rosary Society. Elenor's hobby was gardening and she loved flowers.
She is survived by a sister Dorothy Jiracek of La Crosse; one niece, Kay Carlson of Hallock, Minn.; four grand-nieces and one grand-nephew. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and two brothers.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, September 29, 1997 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. The Rev. Lawrence B. Berger will officiate. Burial will be in the Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Holy Trinity Catholic Church and Grade School. THe Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Ferris Farroh
GARY, Ind. - Mary Ferris Farroh, 83, of Gary, Indiana, formally of La Crosse, died Monday, September 22, 1997, at Methodist Hospital, Gary, Ind.
Mary was born on July 31, 1914, in La Crosse, to Tom and Freida Ferris. She attended the public schools in La Crosse and was very well liked by her friends as were her brothers and sisters and many cousins.
She married Shipley Farroh on December 3, 1946, in La Crosse. Shipley played professional football for many teams including the Pittsburg Steelers and the Cleveland Browns. Eventually they settled down in Gary, Indiana, and had one son, Thomas. Mary worked most of her life as a homemaker and made many dear friends in Gary.
Mary is survived by one son, Thomas Farroh; one brother, Albert Ferris of Phoenix, Ariz.; three sisters, Nellie Ferris, Madeline Markos, both La Crosse, Virginia Nimen of Canton, Ohio; many nieces and nephews. Mary is also survived by a very special goddaughter, Barbara Schuyler of Gary.
She was proceeded in death by her husband, Shipley; a brother, Roy Ferris; two sisters, Anna Zakem, Ida (Ferris) Hoch, both of La Crosse.
Mary was a very special person and her memory will remain forever in our hearts.
The Geiser Funeral Home of Merriville, Indiana, is in charge of arrangements. The family requests that memorials may be given in Mary's name to the St. Elias Orthodox Church in La Crosse.

Arlan S. Jonas
HOLMEN, Wis. - Arlan S. Jonas, 59, of Holmen, died Tuesday, September 23, 1997 at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse. He was born on March 27, 1938 to Walter and Alvina (Erickson) Jonas. He attended Long Coulee Grade School and Holmen High School, where he graduated in 1956. Arlan worked at Outers Lab on Brice Prairie. He also farmed with his dad in Long Coulee. He worked in Kenosha briefly at American Motors and came back to the farm after the death of his mother in 1965. He farmed with his dad again until he went to work for the Holmen School District. He enjoyed sports and Bingo.
Arlan is survived by two brothers, Willard (Patricia) Jonas and La Verne (Madalyn) Jonas, all of La Crosse; nieces and nephews, Paul (Cara) Jonas of La Crosse, Joe (Dorreen) Foss of Tucson, Ariz., Erika Jonas of Los Angeles, Calif., Rachel Jonas of La Crosse and Emily Jonas of La Crosse; and a grandniece, Sara Jonas. His parents preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be Monday, September 29 at 11 a.m. at First Lutheran Church, Onalaska. The Rev. Ryan Aarestad will officiate. Burial will be at Long Coulee Cemetery. Friends may call at the Dickinson Family Funeral Home, 515 McHugh Road, Holmen, on Sunday from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Fern M. Zunker
Fern M. Zunker, 89, formerly of 923 Charles Street, died at the Bethany-St. Joseph Care Center on Thursday, September 25, 1997. She was born January 3, 1908, in La Crosse, to Joseph and Metilda (Champgne) LaFleur. She married LeRoy Zunker on July 20, 1929 and he preceded her in death in 1972. Prior to her retirement, she had worked for the Electric Auto-lite and Northern Engraving.
She is survived by a daughter, Joyce (Donald) Blank of La Crosse; two sons, Richard (Joan) Zunker of Faribault, Minnesota and Thomas of La Crosse; seven grandchildren, Randy T. (Marsha) Blank, Susan M. (Richard) Sommer, Sandra K. (Stephan) Rogge, David (Elizabeth) Zunker, Dianne (David) Ross, Debra (David) McCloskey and Daniel (Kim) Zunker; and six great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.
Brief funeral services were Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church. The Reverend John Parcher officiated and burial was in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Dickinson Family Funeral Homes assisted the family with the arrangements.

Tristan Jonathan Allan Niestrath
Tristan Jonathan Allan Niestrath, infant son of Sean and Rebecca (Westerholm) Niestrath of La Crosse, died on Wednesday, September 24, 1997 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse. He was born on Saturday, September 20, 1997. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister Gabriella, and a brother Stefan, both at home. He was preceded in death by a brother, Nathaniel.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. today at Church of Christ, 3506 S. 28th St., La Crosse. The Rev. Christopher Green will officiate.

John (Jokie) Somerville
MELROSE, Wis. - John (Jokie) Somerville, age 77, of rural Melrose, died Thursday, September 25, 1997 in his home. He was born April 21, 1920 to R.E. and Ruth (Glennie) Somerville in North Bend, Wis. He attended area schools.
On June 21, 1947 he married Fern (Haldeman) in the North Bend Parsonage. They farmed in the North Bend area until his retirement when he started working for Mengal Construction.
John is survived by his wife, Fern; two sons, Robert (Peg) and Thomas (Nancy); three daughters, Veda (Terry) Ghent, Vicki (Ed) Malson and Valerie (Mike) Patterson; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Charlotte Boyd of La Crosse; one brother, Duane Somerville of Juneau, Wis.; and many nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and two brothers.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Smith Mortuary in Melrose.

Idabell C. Gallagher
CAMP DOUGLAS, Wis. - Idabell C. Gallagher, 87, of Camp Douglas, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 1997 at home. She was born Nov. 11, 1909 to Benjamin Franklin and Caroline (Martinson) Atkinson at Mason City, Iowa. She was united in marriage to Nels ``Ole'' Jensen in 1928 at Sparta, Wis. He preceded her in death in 1963. She married Osler Gallagher in 1964 at Sparta, Wis. He preceded her in death in 1986. She was a nurses aid until her retirement from the VA in 1961. She then opened a group home in Tomah and later in the town of Ridgeville.
She is survived by four sons, Marvin (Joyce) of Norwalk, Nels (Nancy) of Camp Douglas, Dennis (Colleen) of Tomah and Jake (Cindy) of Camp Douglas; six daughters, Mary (Harvey) Gnewikow of Oakdale, Delores (Loyal) Larson and Beatrice Streeter of Clinton, Janice (Tim) Mahany of Rocky River, Ohio, Marlea (Victor) Evans of Camp Douglas, and Ruth (George) Herth of Tomah; three stepsons, Norman Jensen of Beloit, Jack (Linda) Gallagher of Tomah, and Richard Gallagher of St. Louis, Mo.; one stepdaughter, Audrey of St. Louis, Mo.; one daughter-in-law, Regis Jensen of Tomah; 55 grandchildren; over 100 great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husbands and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Carl; two grandsons, Kevin and Randy Jensen; a great-granddaughter, Amy Jo; 10 brothers; and three sisters.
Funeral services will be held Monday, September 29, 1997 at 11 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1221 LaGrange Avenue, Tomah. Rev. John C. Wille will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Cemetery in the town of Tomah. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, 801 E. Monowau Street, Tomah; and at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Elnora Louise Moe
ONALASKA, Wis. - Elnora Louise Moe, 73, of Onalaska, Wis., died on Friday, September 26, 1997 at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse. She was born on August 25, 1924 in Viroqua, Wis., to Irvin and Esther (Rose) Getter. She married Ralph Moe on March 15, in La Crosse, Wis. Elnora was a faithful member at the Salvation Army Church for 13 years and loved to volunteer her time for bell ringing or whoever needed her. She had a love for life that was infectious and whoever knew her loved her. Elnora touched many lives. She had many hobbies she enjoyed besides her volunteer work. She loved her friendships, embroidery, baking, reading and her beloved cats.
Elnora is survived by four daughters, Linda (Albert) Rogge of Genoa City, Wis., Carolyn Girard of La Crosse, Barbara Yanske of Hokah, Minn., and Darlene Leaks of Onalaska; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandson; a sister, Lois Pittenger of La Crosse; a brother, Maurice Getter of Virginia Beach, Va.; and her three cats, Tinkerbell, Pumpkin and Mokie. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph; a son, Robert Moe; her parents; a brother, Bernard Getter; and a son-in-law, Darrell Leaks.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 29, 1997 at 1 p.m. at the First Fellowship Baptist Church. Rev. Jerry Armstrong and Major Larry Thorson will officiate. Burial will be in the Stoddard Cemetery. Friends may call at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. and at the church on Monday from noon until the time of services.

Lorraine B. Bahr
WEST SALEM, Wis. - Lorraine B. Bahr, 83, of West Salem, died Thursday, September 25, 1997 at Mulder Health Care Facility, West Salem. She was born August 27, 1914 in Vernon County to Byron and Lena (Brudos) Schoenberger. She married Lee V. Johnson and he preceded her in death in 1957. She then married Joseph Bahr in 1965 and he preceded her in death in 1996.
Survivors include six children, Janet (Charles) Guist of Viroqua, Deloris (Ron) Pagel of Janesville, Wis., Larry (Carol) Johnson of Viroqua, Kay (Jim) Willenberg of Stoddard, Wis., Linda Athnos (Ron Cook) of West Salem and Sandra Hunter of La Crosse; one daughter-in-law, Matilda Fortun of Viroqua; 24 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and five stepchildren, Lyle Bahr, James (Cona) Bahr, Joseph Bahr Jr., Ken (Cindy) Bahr and Phyllis (Fred) Balmer. In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Richard Johnson; an infant daughter, Sharon Johnson; three grandsons, David Guist, Timmy Whitney and Brad Johnson; and a sister, Lillian Schoenberger.
Funeral services will be Monday, September 29 at 11 a.m. from Jostad-Jandt Funeral Home, 121 N. Youlon St., West Salem. Rev. Jonathan V. Eastman will officiate. Burial will be in the South West Prairie Lutheran Cemetery, town of Sterling. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m., and on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Avery V. Brown
OAKDALE, Wis. - Avery V. Brown, 101, of Oakdale, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 1997 in Tomah Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday in First United Methodist Church, Tomah. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the White Funeral Home, Tomah; and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Monday in the church.

Marcine Jenkins
Marcine Jenkins, 73, of La Crosse, died Thursday, September 25, 1997 at Franciscan Skemp Medical Center, La Crosse. She was born at Viroqua on April 6, 1924. She worked for St. Francis Hospital before her retirement.
She is survived by one son, Thomas and his fiancee, Sara VanRiper; granddaughter Samantha; and two brothers, Ray (Blanche) Mason and Roy (Wanda) Mason, all of La Crosse. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorial services will be held Monday, September 29, 1997 at 11 a.m. at the Woodruff Funeral Home, 4239 Mormon Coulee Road. Mr. Andrew LeFebre will officiate and following cremation, inurnment will be at the Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends may call one half hour before services on Monday.

O. Mark Schneider, MD
BLAIR, Wis. - O. Mark Schneider, MD, age 81, of Blair, Wis., died on Friday, September 26, 1997 in the Tri-County Memorial Hospital in Whitehall, Wis. Mark was born on July 28, 1916 in Black River Falls, Wis. to Ben and Clara (Oberlatz) Schneider. The family moved to Independence, Wis. where he attended SS. Peter and Paul Parochial School and graduated from the Independence High School with the class of 1934. Mark continued his education at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After transferring to the Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge he completed his undergraduate work and entered LSU Medical School in New Orleans. He received his medical degree in 1943.
After an internship at Shreveport, La. he was commissioned a 1st Lieutenant in the Army Medical Corp. He served in the South Pacific on Leyte, Phillipines, and the 49th General Hospital in Manila where he assisted with the release of the American prisoners in Santo Tomas. Captain Schneider was then deployed to Tokyo, Japan and later returned to the United States in the fall of 1946.
On February 12, 1945 Dr. Schneider and Mary Frances Barker of Lockport, La., were married at the Holy Name of Jesus Church in New Orleans, La. Upon his return from overseas the Schneiders moved to Blair, Wis. and he joined the Dr. R.L. McCormack Clinic in Whitehall, Wis. and opened an office in Blair. Over a period of 43 years he practiced at his clinic in Blair and was on the staff at the Tri-County Memorial Hospital, Grand View Care Center, Trempealeau County Health Care Center, and the Tri-County Lutheran Home in Pigeon Falls, Wis.
Dr. Schneider was honored in many ways for his dedication and unfailing and loving care. He was named ``Physician of the Year'' in 1979 by the Wisconsin Association of Nursing Homes. He was recognized by the city of Blair upon his retirement in 1987.
Dr. Schneider was instrumental in the establishment of two Catholic churches; St. John's parish in Whitehall and St. Ansgar's parish in Blair, of which he remained an active member until the time of his death. He was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus Assembly and was a 4th degree Knight. He was also active in numerous community organizations including the American Legion Post in Blair, Ettrick VFW Post, Blair Lions Club, American Medical Association, Trempealeau County Medical Association, and the Boy Scout Council.
In addition to his wife, Mary Frances Schneider of Blair, Wis., Dr. Schneider is survived by six children, Mark (Carolyn) Schneider of Houston, Texas, Judy (Bill) Nielsen of Mooresville, N.C., Mary Pat (Les) White of Lafayette, La., Beth (Richard) Taylor of Alpharetta, Ga., Mike (Lisa) Schneider of Knoxville, Tenn., and Bill (Jenny) Schneider of Atlanta, Ga.; 10 grandchildren, Ann, Mary, Lexi, and Ben Schneider, Mark and Emily Nielsen, Adam and John White and Matthew and John Taylor; and a brother, Ben Schneider, Jr. of Vista, Calif.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 29, 1997 at 10:30 a.m. in Saint Ansgar's Catholic Church in Blair, Wis., with Father John A. Schultz officiating. Graveside services will be at approximately 1:30 p.m. in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Independence, Wis.
Visitation will be Sunday, September 28, 1997 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Jack Funeral Home in Blair, Wis., where there will be a Knights of Columbus Rosary held at 7:30 p.m. Friends may also call one hour prior to the services at the church on Monday.


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