|Roy B. Christianson
'Roy B. Christianson, 89, of Galesville, Wis. died Saturday, October
6, 2001 at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital with his family present. Roy and
his wife, Francel have owned and operated Roy's Tamarack Store for the
past 64 years. He also owned and operated a store in Galesville.
Roy's passion for people and sales were witnessed by everyone who entered
the doors of their stores.
Roy was very involved in the Tamarack Lutheran Church including teaching
Sunday School and was on the church council. He and Francel were instrumental
in founding and establishing the Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Trempealeau.
He also enjoyed farming and gardening. It brought him great joy to be with
Roy is loved and remembered by his wife, Francel; his three daughters,
Rosemary Chris-tianson of St. Cloud, Minn., Kay Kulas and Richard of Winona,
Minn. and Gaye Davis and Dwayne of Galesville, Wis.; his 7 grandchildren,
Guy, Scott and Brian Gambill, Kevin and Kari Kulas, Melissa and Courtney
Davis; 5 great-grandchildren, Justin, Mara, Richie, Jonathan, and Madison;
his brother Harvey Christianson of Osseo, Wis., and sister Birdella Skadahl
of Pigeon Falls, Wis.
Roy will also by missed by many loyal customers and friends made in
his 64 years of business.
The visitation will be Thursday, October 11 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at
Mount Calvary Lutheran Church at Trempealeau. Funeral services will also
be held at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church on Friday, October 12, at 2 p.m.
Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
Eugene A. Frederick
Eugene A. Frederick, 47, of Galesville, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2001,
on his farm. He was born June 6, 1954, in the town of Sparta, Monroe County,
to Joseph and Irene (Herricks) Frederick. He married Linda Lakey, Trempealeau,
on March 6, 1976.
He is survived by his wife, Linda; two daughters, Jennifer and Michelle;
mother, Irene Frederick of Cashton; five brothers, Roger Frederick of La
Crosse, Gilbert (Marilyn) Frederick of West Salem, James and Thomas (Lori)
Frederick, both of Rockland, and Patrick (Audrey) Frederick of Bangor;
three sisters, Shirley (Darrel) Waugh of Poynette, Barbara (Darrell) Brownell
of St. Joseph's Ridge, and Kathryn (Philip) Thrasher of Cashton; and sister-in-law
Judy Frederick of Cashton. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph
Frederick, a brother, David Frederick, and a sister, Helen Rademacher of
Funeral services will be Friday, Sept. 14, 2001, at 11 a.m. in St.
Mary's Catholic Church, Galesville, with Rev. Robert Wagner officiating.
Burial will be in Pine Cliff Cemetery, Galesville.
Friends may call at the Zwickey Funeral Home, Galesville, Thursday,
Sept. 13, 2001, from 6-9 p.m. with an 8 p.m. Liturgical Vigil. Visitation
will also be held at Torkelson Funeral Chapel, Cashton, from 11 a.m. -
Marie C. Brandtner
Marie C. Brandtner, 85, of Galesville, died on Monday, Sept. 3, 2001,
at Franciscan Skemp Healthcare. She was born on August 14, 1916 in Greenwald,
Minnesota to Joseph and Gertrude (Schneider) Spehn. Upon graduation from
high school she moved to the Twin Cities to work, and there in 1939 she
married Albert Brandtner. In 1947 they moved to Galesville to establish
the Coast to Coast hardware business which they owned and operated until
1981. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and very active in
the Altar Society. During her lifetime, she held offices and was active
in many organizations, including the following: Girl Scouts for thirty
years, Boy Scouts, TOPS, Senior Citizens and AARP, Trempealeau County Homemakers,
and Music Study Club. In recent years she especially enjoyed gardening
and her involvement in the Garden of Eden Garden Club. In 1996 she was
awarded the Witherbee award for her flower gardens. Marie loved playing
cards and the many friendships it brought her. She loved being a homemaker
and cooking wonderful meals. She is survived by one son, David A. (Barb)
Brandtner of Seymour, Wisconsin; two daughters, Gloria A. (Dale) Schmitz,
Menomonie, and Rhonda J. (Larry) Adams of La Crosse; one daughter -in-law,
Betty A. Brandtner of Galesville; grandchildren, Tim, Dan, Andrea and Christine
Brandtner, Mike and Mark Schmitz, Eric and Jared Adams. She was preceded
in death by her husband Albert in 1982, her son Jim in 2000, and her granddaughter
Rena Ann in 1978.
Services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, at 11 a.m. at St.
Mary's Catholic Church. Visitation will be held Friday, September 7, from
6-8 p.m. at Zwickey Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.. Interment
is in Pine Cliff Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed
to St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Galesville Library, and the Garden of
Eden Garden Club. All that knew her will miss Marie's wit, kindness, warmth,
smile and loving ways.
Marleen Stevens Albertson
Arleen Stevens Albertson, 94, of Galesville died Wednesday, August
29, 2001, at Marinuka Manor, Galesville, Wisconsin.
She was born August 27, 1907, to Samuel and Thea (Amundson) Stevens
in Buffalo County, Wis. On Sept. 9, 1926 she married Orvin Albertson in
Winona, Minn. He died in 1989.
Survivors are a daughter, Ardelle (John) Williamson of Trempealeau,
Wis.; 2 sons, A. Samuel (Marlys) of Naylor, Mo.; Roger (Joan) of Mathis,
Tx; 8 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Her body was cremated. Memorial services will be at a later date in
the East Bennett Valley Lutheran Church, rural Eleva, Wis. Memorials may
be directed to the East Bennett Valley Church of rural Eleva, Zion Lutheran
Church (ELCA Hunger Fund) of Galesville or Marinuka Manor.
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville Chapel assisted the family.
Mildred (Pat) Evenson
Mildred (Pat) Evenson, age 71, of Galesville died Friday, July 6, 2001
at Tri-County Memorial Hospital in Whitehall, Wis. after a long courageous
battle with cancer.
Pat was born January 6, 1930 to Joseph and Mary (Frohock) Powers in
La Crosse, Wis. She graduated from Logan High School. On May 2, 1959 Pat
married Arvid Evenson in La Crosse. Pat was a member of Zion Lutheran Church
in Galesville and its W-ELCA.
Pat is survived by her husband; 2 sons, Kevin (Donna) Evenson and Paul
Evenson, all of Galesville; a daughter Donna (John) Bortle of Whitehall,
Wis; 7 grandchildren, Camaron, Kylle, McKenzee, Tyler, Dylan, Hunter and
Reggie; a sister-in-law Nancy Powers of Red Wing, Minn.; and a brother-in-law
Jack Hammond of La Crosse, Wis. She was preceded in death by her parents,
2 brothers and 4 sisters.
A memorial service was Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at Zion Lutheran Church
in Galesville. Rev. Jerry Hanson officiated. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery,
Centerville. It was her wish to be cremated.
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville Chapel, assisted the family with
Ivan O. Enghagen
Ivan O. Enghagen, 83, of Galesville, died Monday, May 14, 2001 in Marinuka
He was born August 26, 1917 in the Town of Ettrick, Trempealeau County,
Wisconsin to Bernt and Julia (Engen) Enghagen. He never married. Prior
to his retirement he was head electrician at Trane Company in La Crosse.
Ivan was a lifetime member of French Creek Lutheran Church, Ettrick.
Survivors are a sister-in-law, Anna Enghagen of Blair; 3 nieces, Ione
(John) Dykstra of Galesville, Carol (Warren) Krantz of Prospect Heights,
Ill., Linda Enghagen of North Hampton, Mass; 2 nephews, Robert Enghagen
of Madison, Wis., Barry Enghagen of Ettrick; many grt. nieces and grt.
nephews; a grt. grt. niece and a grt. grt. nephew.
A sister Helen and a brother Kenneth preceded him in death.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 19, 2001 in French Creek Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Marlene Pankonin officiated. Burial was in the church
cemetery. Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville chapel assisted the family.
Dale E. Guenther
Dale E. Guenther, 66, of Rochester, Minn., died after a five month
battle against leukemia on Saturday, January 27, 2001 at Rochester Methodist
Hospital. Me was born on Dec. 1, 1934 in Waumandee, Wis., to Elden J. and
Esther G. (Ratz) Guenther.
Dale grew up in Blair, Wis., and graduated from high school there in
1952. He then served in the U.S. Navy from 1953 to 1957. He attended the
University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated in 1962 with a degree in
electrical engineering. He started working for IBM in Rochester in 1962
and retired in 1991 after 29 years of work.
Dale married Dorothy A. Holstad in Ettrick, Wis. on Dec. 6,1952, and
they had two sons. Dale was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church, IBM Quarter
CenturyClub and Retirees Club. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with
his grandchildren. Dale is survived by his wife Dorothy; two sons, David
D. Guenther and Douglas (Jodi) D. Guenther, both of Rochester; two grandsons;
brothers Lester (Janet) Guenther and Dennis (Eleanore) Guenther, both of
Blair, Wis; and a sister Nancy (John) Schultz of Woodbury, Minn.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were Wednesday, January 31,2001 at Bethel Lutheran
Church in Rochester. The Rev. Norman W. Wahl officiated. Burial was at
Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery in Blair with the Rev. John Ashland officiating.
Memorials may be directed to Bethel Lutheran Church or Hope Lodge.
The Vine Funeral Mome of Rochester assisted the family.
Leona M. Gardner
Leona M. Gardner, 93, of Galesville, died Sunday, February 4, 2001
in Marinuka Manor, Galesville. She was born March 1, 1907 in La Crosse,
Wis. to Henman and Emma (Gollnikk) Werth. On June 20, 1932 she married
George H. Gardner in Galesville. He died Feb. 5, 1963. She was a member
of Zion Lutheran Church, Galesville.
Leona is survived by her loving family of 3 sons, George Jr., (Joan)
of Charlestown, R.l., Ralph (Fatricia) of La Crosse, John (Faye) of Galesville;
2 daughters, Barbara Kopp and Robert Middleton of Ettrick, Lois Cook of
La Crescent, Minn; 14 grandchildren; 17 grt. grandchil dren; 3 sisters,
Letty Edmondson of Chicago, 111., Sylvia Hicke and Betty (Omer) La Doucer,
both of La Crosse; and a brother Arthur (Kate) Werth of La Crosse.
Besides her husband she was preceded in death by a sister and a brother.
Funeral services were Wednesday, February 7. 2001 at Zion Lutheran
Church, Galesville. Rev. Arnold Flater officiated. Spring burial will be
in Pine Cliff Cemetery, Galesville.
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville Chapel, assisted the family.
Othilda J. 'Tillie' Berg
Othilda J. "Tillie" Berg, age 94, of Galesville, formerly of Blair,
died on Friday, March 16, 2001 in the Marinuka Manor in Galesville.
Tillie was born on May 9,1906 in rural Ettrick to John and Margaret
(Flaato) Erickson. She attended the French Creek Elementary School in rural
Ettrick and then the La Crosse Business College.
Tillie married Alvin Berg on November 8,1924 in Blair. They raised
their family in the Blair and Ettrick areas until 1956 when they moved
to California where Tillie was employed at area nursing homes.
Alvin preceded Tillie in death on August 14, 1977. In 1978 Tillie moved
to Galesville but returned to California during the winter for several
years. She has been a resident of the Marinuka Manor since July of 1999.
Tillie was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Blair and was active
in its various organizations.
Mrs. Berg is survived by six daughters, Alvina (Gordon) Deeren of Galesville,
Elaine Wegner of Rockton, Ill., Jeanette (Charles) Horvath of Mission Hills,
Calif., Janice Wandry of New Berlin, Elsie (Phillip) Hanevold of West Allis
and Olida Brown of Forrest Hills, Calif; a son, Otto (Charline) Berg of
Yorbalinda, Calif, 20 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren
and five sisters-in-law.
In addition to her parents and husband, Tillie was preceded in death
by a sister and a grandson.
Funeral services were Tuesday, March 20,2001 in the First Lutheran
Church, Blair. Burial was in Rest Haven Cemetery, Blair. The Rev. Gary
Jack Funeral Home, Blair, assisted the family with arrangements.
Marian R. Medema Foss
Marian R. Medema Foss, 87, of Galesville died Tuesday, January 23,
2001 at Marinuka Manor in Galesville. Marian was born December 15,1913
to Thomas and Blanche 1 (Cram) Hunter in Galesville. She attended area
Marian married Benjamin Medema in 1932. Benjamin died in 1981. On June
3, 1984 Marian married Phillip Foss.
Marian is survived by her husband; 6 sons, Earl (Diana) Medema of St.
Paul, Minn., Jerry (Nola) Medema of Beloit, Wis., Glenn Medema of Trempealeau,
Wis., Bruce (Rose) Medema of Sioux Falls, So. Dak., Paul (Mary) Medema
of Rowena, So. Dak., Gary Medema of Onalaska, Wis.; 4 daughters, Virginia
(Arthur) Wentzel of Cedar Rapids, lowa, Ellen (Emmett) Heisz of Beloit,
Wis., Susan Drummer of Galesville, Peggy (Greg) Connolly of Sioux Falls,
So. Dak.; 2 step sons, Allan (Alice) Foss of Ettrick and LaVerne (Barb)
Foss of Wisconsin Rapids; 36 grandchildren, 37 greatgrandchildren and numerous
great great grandchildren.
Marian was preceded in death by 2 step sons, I sister, 4 brothers,
2 grandchildren, and I great great grandchild.
Funeral services were held Friday, January 26, 2001 at Mt. Calvary
Lutheran Church in Trempealeau, Wis. Rev. Jerry Hanson officiated. Burial
will be in the spring.
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville Chapel, assisted the family with
Marie C. Blom
Marie C. Blom, age 58, of Blair, died on Friday, February 2, 2001 in
Saint Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn.
Marie was born on July 7, 1942 in La Crosse to Oliver and Margaret
(Semb) Paulson. She married LeRoy Blom on March 23, 1963 in Ettrick.
Marie was employed at the bakery in Blair and also cooked at restaurants
in Blairand Ettrick. Marie enjoyed music, sewing and crafts. She loved
to cook and was known for her wonderful pies. Marie loved her grandchildren
and all the activities they were involved in. She was a member of the North
Beaver Creek Parish First Lutheran Church and was active in its various
organizations. Marie will be remembered for always-having a "heart of gold".
Marie is survived by her husband, LeRoy; three sons, Mark (Vicki) of
Onalaska, Dan (Lori) of Green Bay and Kevin of Centerville; two daughters,
Lisa Blom of Trempealeau and Kari (Brian) Rowe of Rochester, Minn: eight
grandchildren, Adam, Jordan and Tyler Blom, Megan and Erik Blom and Jade,
Tanner and Mariah Hoff; her mother, Margaret Paulson of Ettrick; four brothers,
Ron (Lorraine) Paulson of Galesville, Charles (Ruth Ann) Paulson of Holmen,
Alan Paulson of Phoenix, Ariz. and Mike Paulson of Holmen; a sister, Karen
Benrud of Trempealeau; a sister-in-law, Beverly Paulson of Ettrick and
several nieces and nephews in the area.
In addition to her father, Marie was preceded in death by a brother
Funeral services were Tuesday, February 6, 2001 at the North Beaver
Creek Parish Faith Lutheran Church. Rev. Tim Ehling officiated. Burial
was in the North Beaver Creek Parish First Lutheran Cemetery, rural Ettrick.
Casket bearers were Don Teska, Gene Semb, Jay, John, Scott and Terry Paulson,
Marvin Skaugh and Jerome Anderson. Honorary casket bearers were Adam, Jordan,
Tyler and Erik Blom, Jade and Tanner Hoff.
The Jack Funeral Home of Blair assisted the family with arrangements.
John K. Bleken
John K. Bleken, 56, Ettrick Wis. died suddenly at his home Saturday,
February 17, 2001 He was born April 30, 1944 in Milwaukee, Wis., to Clarence
an Viola (Decker) Bleken. He attended Gale-Ettrick schools and graduated
in 1962. He was a veteran and served with the 101st Airborne Division as
a paratrooper with the Army during the Vietnam era.
He married Judy Hogden May 30, 1981 in La Crosse, Wis. John worked
for Mathy Construction Co. for 30 years, retiring in 1999. Me took pride
in his vehicle and enjoyed the outdoors with golfing, fishing, playing
cards and being with his grandchildren. He was a member of St. Bridget's
Catholic Church and was on the parish finance committee. He also was a
member of Operating Engineers Local No. 139, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge
No. 1920 in La Crosse and Ettrick American Legion Runnestrand-Pederson
Post No. 354, and he was a faithful Packer fan.
Me is survived by his wife, Judy of Ettrick; one son David (Sandra)
Barnhart and their daughter Danielle Leigh of Mauston, Wis.; one daughter,
Deanna (Todd) Hanson and their three sons, Dakota Karl, Denton Jon, Dane
Carroll and daughter, Tarryn Lynn of Mantorville, Minn.; three sisters,
Mary (Dewey) Emmons of Copperas Cove, Texas, Nancy (Tom) Stellflue of Ettrick
and Gloria (Gerry) Dale of Ettrick; one brother-in-law, Gene (Barbara)
Hogden of Ettrick; eight special nieces and nephews; and many, many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his step-father, Richard
Mass of Christian burial for John was Wednesday, February 21, 2001
at St. Bridget's Catholic Church in Ettrick. The Rev. Delbert Malin and
the Rev. Marlene Pankonin officiated. Burial with military rites was in
St. Bridget's Catholic Cemetery. Fossum Funeral Home assisted the family
God, grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change. Courage
to change the things I can and Wisdom to know the difference.
Kathenne D. Amunrud
Katherine D. Amunrud, 95, died Tuesday, February 13, 2001, at Hillview
Health Care Center in La Crosse.
She was born December 28, 1905 in Galesville to Carl F. and Emily (Dale)
Dettinger. Katherine, a graduate of La Crosse Teachers College taught in
Southern Illinois, Racine and Kenosha Co. Teachers College and in Trempealeau
Co. After 36 years of teaching, she looked forward to retirement and hours
of reading, gardening, sewing, knitting and quilting. In 1973 Katherine
began to devote many dedicated hours and years as a RSVP Volunteer, first
serving at the Trempealeau County Health Care Center, then with the La
Crosse Chapter until year 2000. While living on a Dettinger family farm
in Northfield, Wis. New Hope Lutheran Church conducted worship services
in a quonset building on her farm as new facilities were constructed. Katherine
served as secretary of this first parish council. After moving to La Crosse
in 1992, she became a member of Christ Covenant Presbyterian Church.
Katherine is survived by her children Robert (Helen) of Creal Springs,
Ill., Natalie (Donald) Schoenfeld, and Peter (Geri) of La Crosse. She was
Gran to 11 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Edna and by her husband
Lt. Col. Arnol Amunrud.
Funeral services were Monday, February 19, 2001 at Zwickey Funeral
Homes, Galesville Chapel. Rev. David Johnson officiated. Burial will be
at a later date.
Memorials may be directed to New Hope Lutheran Church in Northfield,
As I relinquish to you the lamp of education, I shall watch its
glow with continued concern. Feed it with selfless devotion, polish it
with beyond-the-call-of duty and hold it high with courage and integrity'
Anne M. Farley
Anne M. Farley, 75, of Galesville, passed away Saturday, November 18,
2000 at Grand View Care Center, Blair, Wis.
She was born Nov. 7, 1925, in Ontario, Canada to Isadore and Anna (Prezzo)
Mezzanotte. On February 23, 1946 she married Robert J. Farley in St. Paul,
Minn. He died in 1957.
Survivors are 3 children, Corky Farley of Cumberland, Wis., Ken Farley
of Galesville, Cheryl (Dennis) Farley-Moe of Farmington, Minn.; 6 grandchildren;
2 great grandchildren and many friends.
Besides her husband, 8 brothers and 4 sisters preceded her in death.
Funeral services were Wednesday, November 22, 2000 at Zwickey Funeral Homes,
Galesville Chapel. Fr. Robert Wagner officiated. Burial was in the Catholic
Cemetery on Losey Blvd., La Crosse, Wis.
Bernice Anderson, 99, Marinuka Manor, Galesville, Wis., and formerly
of 520 East Sanborn Street, Winona, Minn., died Wednesday, November 15,
2000 at the manor.
Coral Bernice Sacia was born on February 20, 1901 in La Crosse County,
Wis., the daughter of Frances Ann (Johnson) and Lincoln Byron Sacia.
She married Albin Silas Anderson on May 1, 1926 in Winona. They lived
in Winona, where they were members of McKinley United Methodist Church.
Silas died on March 17, 1982.
She is survived by one son, John Anderson, Sparta, Wis.; two daughters,
Mary Anderson and Bonnie (Cyril) Dobis, both of Minneapolis, Minn.; eight
grandchildren including a granddaughter raised by Bernice, Barbara (John)
Volkman of Madison, Wis; 17 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three sisters, Edna
Wallum, Nell Hanson and Iris Sacia; and two brothers Lyle and Warren Sacia.
Graveside services were held Saturday, November 18, 2000 at the Green
Mound Cemetery, Holmen, Wis. Rev. Shirley Duncanson of McKinley United
Methodist Church of Winona officiated.
The family respectfully requests that memorials be given to the Green
Mound Cemetery, c/o Robert Johnson, 19839 Twesme Blvd., Galesville, Wis.
54630. Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Winona, assisted
the family with arrangements.
Marlene Aleckson, 65, of Melrose, died Friday, January 21, 2000 at
Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wis.
Marlene was born April 18, 1934 to Leonard and Evelyn (Parlow) Jessie
in Sparta, Wis. She attended area schools.
Marlene was a secretary at the Melrose-Mindoro High School from 1967
until her death.
She was a member of South Beaver Creek Lutheran Church and a member
of the Melrose Legion Auxiliary.
On December 29, 1973 Marlene married Dean Aleckson in the Burr Oak
Marlene is survived by her husband Dean; 3 sons, Jeff (Betty) Wegner
of Ettrick, Rick (Char) Wegner of La Crosse, Wis. and Gregg (Susan) Wegner
of Chesapeake, Va; 7 grandchildren, Sarah, Jenna, Tom, Jordan, Kim, Jeremy
and Kristeen; a sister, Jane (Larry) Blaken of Melrose and a brother Donavon
(Nancy) Jessie of Melrose. She was preceded in death by a brother and her
Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 26, 2000 at South Beaver
Creek Lutheran Church, rural Ettrick. Rev. John Ashland officiated. Burial
was in the church cemetery.
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Melrose chapel assisted the family with arrangements.
Debra Jean Arntson
Debra Jean Arntson, 45, of Trempealeau, died Wednesday, December 2,
1998 in her home. She was born March 23, 1953 in La Crosse, Wis. to Eugene
and Ann (Shrake) MacPhetridge. Survivors include 2 daughters Kerri and
Heather; 3 sisters Kathy of Bangor, Wis; Lori of Franklin, Wis; Cindy of
Trempealeau; a brother Ronald of Galesville; and a grandchild.
Her body was cremated. A memorial visitation was Saturday, December
5, 1998 at Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville. Burial will be at a later
date in Pine Cliff Cemetery, Galesville.
Douglas H. Sacia
Douglas H. Sacia, 78, of Galesville, died Wednesday, December 2, 1998
in Lakeview Health Center, West Salem, Wis. He was born April 1, 1920 in
Galesville to Percy and Mary (Howard) Sacia. On September 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, Fl.; 5 grandchildren; 4 grt. grandchildren; and a sister
Betty Wegmann of Brookfield, Wis.
Funeral services were Friday, December 4, 1998 at First Presbyterian
Church in Galesville. The Rev. Dr. R. Steven Krueger officiated. Burial
was in Pine Cliff Cemetery, Galesville.
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville, assisted the family.
Gary Alton Becker
Gary Alton Becker, 48, Minot, No. Dakota died September 1, 1999 from
complications following a heart attack on July 12.
He was born August 14, 1951, in Winona, Minn. to Alton and Marian Becker.
Gary grew up and graduated from Trempea-leau High School. While stationed
at Minot Air Force Base, he met and married his wife, Shelley Bakk.
Gary is survived by his wife, Shelly; a son Jason, Grand Forks, No.
Dakota; his mother and step father Marian and Darrell Gust, La Crosse,
Wis.; 2 brothers, Paul (Joanne) Becker, Belle Mead, New Jersey, Victor
(Julie) Becker, Apple Valley, Minn;
sisters Sheryl (Wayne) Hen-derson, Ettrick, Wis. and Sharyn (John)
Elstad, Lakeville, Minn;
9 nieces and nephews; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Harold and
Leota Bakk, brother-in-law Michael (Liz) Bakk and sister-in-law Laurie
(Ole) Honadel, all of Minot, No. Dak.
Though miles separated Gary from his own relatives, he was loved by
Shelley's parents, Harold and Leota Bakk of the Minot area.
He was preceded in death by his father Alton and grandparents. Gary
loved speedway car racing and golf. He was a very gentle and soft spoken
person and will be greatly missed.
"Those we love remain with us, For love itself lives on,
And cherished memories never fade, Because a loved one's gone. Those
we love can never be more than a thought a part,
For as long as there is a memory They'll live on in our heart."
Services were Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999 at Bread of Life Church with
burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Minot, North Dakota.
Lillian Boardman, Pigeon Falls, Wis., age 90, died Tuesday, November
16, 1999, in Whitehall, Wis.
She was born August 26, 1909, to Angeline O'Neil and Arthur Boardman.
She graduated from high school in Galesville in 1926. She taught during
many of her early years, including at a country school near Trempealeau
and then four years at Silver Creek school. In the 1930's she attended
the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse where she got a four-year elementary
education degree. Then she taught at Beloit for one year, Independence
for two years, Ettrick for one and Viroqua for one. She usually taught
fourth, fifth or sixth grades. She then held various other jobs for several
years. Because of illness, she eventually moved to the Trempealeau County
Health Care Center in Whitehall in 1964 until she was relocated two years
ago to its Pigeon Falls facility. She is survived by her sister-in-law,
Ruth Boardman, Appleton, and her nephew, Arlen Boardman, Menasha. She was
preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Frank in 1986 and Cecil
A memorial service was held Saturday at Whitehall.
Mildred M. Bockenhauer
Mildred M. Bockenhauer, 93, of Galesville, died Monday, September 13,
1999 in Marinuka Manor Nursing Home, Galesville, where she was a resident
since April of 1988.
She was born July 10, 1906 in the Arcadia, Wis. area to Gustave and
Hedwig (Schultz) Dopp. Mildred attended Arcadia High School and received
teacher's training there. On April 10, 1929 she married Ray Bockenhauer.
For many years the couple farmed in Galesville, where she enjoyed working
outside along beside her husband. As a couple they owned the first irrigation
well in the area and had a roadside produce stand.
Survivors are a daughter Ramona Bockenhauer of Milwaukee, Wis.; several
cousins, Ray's relatives and her friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant sister Dorothy,
and her husband Ray.
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, September 17, 1999 at Marinuka
Manor Nursing Home, Galesville, with Revs. J.R. McFaddin and Betsy Miller-Ruben
officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Centerville, Wis.
Friends may call at the nursing home on Friday from noon until services.
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville Chapel assisted the family. CENTER>BACK
Mark David Boyer
Mark David Boyer, 38, Dubuque, Iowa, and formerly of Indianapolis,
Indiana, died Saturday, April 8, 2000, at University of Wisconsin Hospital.
He was born November 20, 1961 in Bedford, Indiana to Ned and MaryNell
Mark graduated in 1980 from Bedford North-Lawrence High, Bedford, Indiana.
He graduated in 1982 from Northwood-Institute, Midland, Michigan where
he was a member of the Sigma Epsilon Fraternity. In 1987 he graduated from
Purdue University, West LaFayette, Indiana. Mark married Angela Borders
in May 1989 in Louisville, Kentucky. He was a senior at the University
of Dubuque Theological Seminary in the Masters of Divinity Program, Dubuque,
Iowa. He was a member of Second Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis, Indiana
where he served as a deacon. Mark was under the care of the Whitewater
Valley Presbytery as a candidate for ordination. He served as student pastor
at First Presbyterian Church, Galesville, Wis. in 1998. He was a student
chaplain at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis. in 1999. He
was currently the interim student pastor of the Towne and Country Presbyterian
Church in Richland Center, Wis.
Survivors include his wife Angie and their four children, David, Luke,
Hope and Ellie of Dubuque; parents Ned and MaryNell Boyer of Bedford, Indiana;
2 brothers, Ned Boyer and family of Germantown, Tenn., Greg Boyer and family
of Bloomington, Indiana; 1 sister Angela Falcone and family of Brownsburg,
Indiana; grandfather Robert Dickinson and his wife Pauline of Bedford,
A Service of Celebration was held on Thursday, April 13, 2000, at Blades
Chapel, University of Dubuque Theological Seminary.
Egelhof, Siegert and Casper Westview Funeral Home of Dubuque, Iowa
was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be directed to Mark Boyer Memorial Fund, c/o Dean Konrady,
P.O. Box 703, Dubuque, Iowa 52004-0703.
James A. Brandtner
James A. Brandtner, age 58, of Galesville, died Thursday, January 6,
2000 in his home.
Jim was born July 2, 1941 to Albert and Marie (Spehn) Brandtner in
Minneapolis, Minn. Jim graduated from Gale-Ettrick High School and attended
Winona State for 2 years.
On August 23, 1969 Jim married Betty (Hegland) Brandtner in Ettrick.
Jim worked in the Coast to Coast Hardware Store with his father from his
teenage years until 1981 when he became owner with his wife Betty. They
closed the store in 1993. He was a maintenance engineer at Metz Bakery
in La Crosse, Wis.
Jim was a member of the Galesville Lions Club, a member of the Galesville
Business Association and was on the Galesville Volunteer Fire Department
for 25 years.
Jim was an avid sportsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and the great
outdoors. He shared this love of the outdoors with his family, friends,
and two dogs, Duke and Abby.
Jim was a loving husband, father, son and brother. He opened his heart
to all who knew him.
Jim is survived by his wife Betty; a son Timothy Arland Brandtner of
Galesville; his mother Marie Brandtner of Galesville; 2 sisters, Gloria
(Dale) Schmitz of Menomonie, Wis., Rhonda (Larry) Adams of La Crosse, Wis.;
a brother David (Barbara) Brandtner of Seymour, Wis.; a special mother-in-law
Irene Hegland; 11 nieces and nephews; and sisters and brothers-in-law.
Jim was preceded in death by his father Albert Brandtner and a daughter
Rena Ann Brandtner.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 10,2000 at St. BridgetÕs
Catholic Church in Ettrick, Wis. Fr. Thomas McInnis officiated.
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville chapel assisted the family with arrangements.
He was the best Dad there ever could be.