Miscellaneous Trempealeau County, Wisconsin Obituaries


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Harry D. Murray
Harry D. Murray, 91, of Centerville, died Monday, November 27, 2000 in Lakeview Health Center, West Salem, Wis.
He was born April 15, 1909 in Money Creek, Minn. to Lester and Mabel (Chapel) Murray. In 1933 he married Helen Marsh. She died in 1985. Along with his brother, Harry owned and operated a trucking firm until he retired. He was a founder of the Centerville Curling Club, a past member of the Evergreen Cemetery Association Board and a long time member of the Trempealeau Town Board.
Survivors are 4 half sisters, Doris Kingman of Thiensville, Wis., Verna "Murph" Johnson of Trempealeau, Wis., Jean George of Racine, Wis., Arlyce (Tom) Chambas of Mequon, Wis. and 2 half brothers, Allyn (Alyce) Murray of West Bend, Wis. and Lester (Nita) Murray of Columbus, Ohio.
Besides his wife he was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Mertie, a half sister Norma Jane and a brother Harvey.
Funeral services will be at
1 p.m. Thursday, November 30, 2000 at Zwickey Funeral Home, Galesville, with Rev. Betsy Miller-Ruben officiating. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Centerville.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 11 a.m. until services.

Alma G. Johnson
Alma G. Johnson, 88, of Ettrick, died Saturday, November 18, 2000 at Grand View Care Center, Blair, Wis.
She was born October 11, 1912 in Gale Township, Trempealeau County, Wis. to John and Anna (Johnson) Johnson. In 1938 she married Harry Johnson in Iowa. He died in September of 1976. Alma was a life long member of South Beaver Creek
Lutheran Church, rural Ettrick. Survivors are 2 sons, Russel (Darlene) Johnson of Ettrick, Robert (Judy) Johnson of La Crosse; 6 grandchildren; 3 sisters, Julia McCann and Joanne Sopa, both of Milwaukee, Hazel Peterson of Melrose, Wis; and 3 brothers, Guy Johnson of North Bend, Wis., Silas (Delores) Johnson and Norman (Bonnie) Johnson, both of Ettrick. Besides her husband she was preceded in death by a granddaughter and a sister.
Funeral services were Wednesday, November 22, 2000 at South Beaver Creek Lutheran Church, rural Ettrick. The Rev. John Ashland officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville Chapel assisted the family.

Rita L. Halderson
Rita L. Halderson, 68, of Holmen, Wis., passed away peacefully at home on Monday, March 15, 1999.
Rita was born May 30, 1930, to Louise and Irvin Roloff in Kendall, Wis. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church. She taught Saturday School for four years. She played the church organ while in high school and she sang in the choir, trios and duets.
Rita graduated from high school in 1948. In the fall of that year, she attended La Crosse Vocational Business School. In March of 1949, she was employed by First Federal La Crosse Savings and Loan as a teller and general office worker. Rita was a member of the National Secretaries Association.
On October 18, 1952, she married Louis Halderson of Galesville. They lived in Baraboo, Wis., until 1953. They worked at Badger Ordinance Plant. Rita worked in the office.
In the spring of 1953, they moved to Galesville and farmed there until 1984.
From 1965-1967, she was office secretary for Zion Lutheran Church. She taught Sunday School and served on the Board of Deacons for several years. She was elected the first woman chairman of the Board. Rita was a talented vocalist and sang for many church events. She was an active member of Leah Circle and was president of ALCW at Zion.
Rita was president of the Crystal Valley Homemakers and president of TOPS 263 Club.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a baby daughter. Rita is survived by her husband, Louis, and three children: Shirley (Mitchell) Ogi, Kewaskum, Wis., Paul (Lyn) Halderson, Galesville, and Thomas (Lynn) Halderson, Onalaska; nine grandchildren and two brothers: Rodger Roloff, Stoughton, Wis., and Benjamin (Mary) Roloff, Sun City, Arizona.
It was Rita's wish to be cremated. A memorial service will be held at the Holmen Lutheran Church on Friday, March 19, 1999, at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Daniel Henderson and Pastor Charles Evavold officiating.
Friends may call on Thursday, March 18, 1999, from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Holmen Lutheran Church and on Friday, from 12:30 p.m. until the service.

Quinton Hanson
Quinton Hanson passed away December 3, 1999 in Abilene, Texas after a long illness. He was born May 14, 1918 to Dudley and Rose (Irvine) Hanson in Lime, No. Dakota.
He was a World War II veteran who served in Europe. He married Irene Hooper Nov. 21, 1968. They lived in Marmarth, No. Dakota nearly 30 years before moving to Texas in 1997. Quinton loved to play canasta or visit with family and friends.
Quinton was an honest caring person who loved to take special care of animals. He never quit at night until all the animals in his care were fed and in good shelter. He nearly always worked for ranchers and farmers. When his fall work was done, he would make the 1000 mile trip to visit his many cousins in Wisconsin that he so dearly loved and wanted to keep in close contact with.
Graveside services were held December 6, 1999 at Oplin, Texas.
He is survived by his wife Irene, Abilene, Tex.; one brother Shirley and his wife Elaine; five sisters Ruth Erickson, Beulah Jorgenson, Maxine Erickson, Rose Marie Miller, all of Rhame, No. Dak. and Dorothy Crow of Marmarth, No. Dak.; a sister-in-law Tootsie Hanson of Marmarth, No. Dak. plus several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents, three brothers, Billy, Jimmy and Winfred and his sister Jean Coates.
Broken Wheel of Friendship
Like spokes of a wheel they are missing, From the circle of friends we knew. One by one they are taken from us And have passed beyond our view. One by one the circle is broken, One by one they come to the end Of this life as each had known it Leaving gaps which never can mend. We miss their presence among us Each one in a different way For we've ever grown close to each other As we've shared in our work and our play. We have faced the same droughts and blizzards, And blessings too many to name. Each passing is marked by our teardrops For the circle won't be quite the same. When we gather for branding or harvest
Or dinners we share at the hall, We'll notice that someone who's absent Has answered Eternity's call! So the spokes of our wheel are missing As these friends are passing away May each who is left in life's wagon Trust the Life, the Truth, and the Way!

Winfred D. "Lightning" Hanson
Winfred D. "Lightning" Hanson, 85, of Marmarth, North Dakota, passed away Sat., Nov. 27, 1999, at the family ranch south of Marmarth following a short illness.
He was born Mar. 8, 1914, at Line, South Dakota, to Dudley and Rose (Irvine) Hanson. He grew up and attended schools at the Mud Butte Country School south of Rhame, South Dakota.
He worked on the family ranch and for area ranchers, helping trail the local herds into Marmarth, as well as shearing sheep.
He married Nurine "Tootsie' Lowe, Jan. 12, 1944, in Baker, Mont. In July, 1947, he purchased land where he built his ranch and raised both cattle and sheep. He actively worked on the ranch until he died.
He enjoyed breaking horses and driving his horse, Blaze. He also enjoyed playing cards with his wife, cutting hair and dancing.
Survivors include his wife, Nurine, of Marmarth; sons and daughters-in-law, Sonny and Kay, of Marmarth, Buzz and Kaye, of Gillette, Wyo., Larry and Etta, Sidney, Mont., Wayne and Darla, Dean and Kathy, Gene and Sara, and Rod and Janet, all of Baker, Mont.; daughter and son-in-law, Melva and Wayne Sonsalla, of Marmarth; brothers and sisters-in-law, Quinton and Irene, Abilene, Texas, and Shirley and Elaine, of Rhame, South Dakota, sisters, Ruth Erickson, of Rhame, Beulah Jorgenson, of Bowman, South Dakota, Maxine Erickson, of Rhame, Dorothy Crow, of Marmarth, and Rose Marie Miller, of Rhame; 20 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, and dozens of cousins in Wisconsin.
Funeral services were Nov. 30, 1999, in Marmarth. Burial was in Butte Cemetery, south of Marmarth.

Milton S. Helleland
Milton S. Helleland, 75, died March 27, 2000, at Grandview Care Center in Blair, Wis. where he resided since February. Milton was born in Rushford, Minn. on April 13, 1924, to Inga (Magnuson) and Rasmus Helleland. Milton married Virginia Czapiewski. They were later divorced. He married Marian Foss Kopp on November 28, 1968. Milton worked as a plumbing construction worker for American Plumbing in Winona, Minn. He retired in 1987.
Milton resided in Trempealeau, Wis. where he was a member of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church.
Milton is survived by his wife, Marian; son, Maynard (Susan) of Trempealeau; daughter, Bonnie (Raymond) Durnen of Winona, Minn; stepson, Larry (Mary) Kopp of Trempealeau; 3 grandsons, Mike (Celeste) and Robert Durnen of Winona and Jason Helleland of Stillwater, Minn.;
1 granddaughter, Tammy Helleland of Stillwater, Minn;
1 great grandson, Collin Durnen of Winona; and 1 step grandson, Josh Kopp of Trempealeau. Milton is survived also by 1 brother, Wallace (Bonnie) of Rushford, Minn. and 3 sisters, Madelyn Rustad of Rushford, Minn., Sylvia Youman of Fridley, Minn. and Idella Moore of West Covina, Calif.
Milton's parents and a brother, Robert, preceded him in death.
Milton will be remembered as a quiet, gentle soul who loved his family and friends and embraced life to the fullest.
Funeral services were Friday, March 31, 2000 at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Trempealeau. Rev. Jerry Hanson officiated. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Centerville.
Zwickey Funeral Homes assisted the family.

Hilda Hoff
Hilda Hoff, 95, of Galesville, died Saturday, January 22, 2000 at Marinuka Manor in Galesville.
Hilda was born November 4, 1904 in Galesville to Albert and Bertha (Evenson) Ekern. On November 11, 1930 Hilda married Milo Hoff. Hilda was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Galesville and she enjoyed helping others and baking all kinds of goodies at Christmas.
Hilda is survived by a daughter, Lois (Durk) Oedsma of Galesville; 4 grandchildren, Dale and Mary (Oedsma) Ebert of Red Granite, Wis., Phil and Donna (Oedsma) Lamke, and John Oedsma, all of Galesville and Jim Oedsma and his special friend, Becky Ehlers of La Crosse; 4 great grandchildren, Wayne and Ryan Happel and Chandler and Annalese Lamke.
Hilda was preceded in death by her husband in 1973;
3 brothers, Arthur, Melvin and Alvin; a sister Ella Smikrud.
Funeral services will be held
1 p.m. Friday, January 28, 2000 in Zion Lutheran Church, Galesville with Rev. Arnold Flater officiating. Friends may call at the church on Friday from 11 a.m. until time of services.
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville chapel assisted the family with arrangements.

Charlotte Ann "Dup" Hotchkiss
Charlotte Ann "Dup" Hotchkiss, 79, of Galesvile, died Friday, Nov. 19, 1999 in St. Francis Nursing Home, La Crosse. She was born Sept. 25, 1920 in Galesville to Clifford and Ella Elizabeth (Hegy) Stoner. She married Leonard Oines in 1941. They later divorced. She attended the Eau Claire School of Cosmetology and worked in the Jessica's and Marinella Beauty Salons in La Crosse. She married Scott Hotchkiss on July 17, 1950 and returned to Galesville. She worked as a beautician for local shops and for the Smith Mortuary/Zwickey Funeral Homes, priding herself in never having a complaining customer at the latter. She also clerked in local stores, manned the lunch program at the Gale Packing Co., and managed the Galesville Sr. Citizen Nutrition Program.
She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, teaching Sunday and Bible School. She, along with Scott, was a member of the Galesville Curling Club and she also was a Galesville Housing Development Corp. member.
She is survived by 2 daughters, Kathleen Oines (James) Filkouski of Trempealeau and Jane Ann Hotchkiss (Steve) Casey of Blair; 5 grandchildren, Craig (Robin) Filkouski, Michael Filkouski, Stephanie (Rick) Schmidt, Benjamin Casey and Nate (Chastity) Casey; 6 great grandchildren who lovingly will miss their great grandma "Duppy", Andrew and Sam Filkouski, Alexander and Benjamin Filkouski and Bailey and Madison Schmidt; a sister, Lorna (Norm) Halverson of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.
3 brothers and a sister preceded her in death, along with her husband Scott.
A celebration of her life was held Monday, November 22, 1999 in Zion Lutheran Church, Galesville. The Rev. Arnold Flater and Rev. Dr. R. Steven Krueger officiated.
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville, assisted the family.
"The pain of losing a loved one is a reminder of how blessed we are to have loved."

Richard Hovell
Richard Hovell, 69, died May 12, 1999, at the Veteran's Hospital, in Columbia, Missouri.
Richard was born in rural Galesville, January 21, 1930, to Benjamin and Eleanor (Suchla) Hovell.
He was married to Judy Gaze. They were later divorced.
Richard is survived by a son, Robert (Karen) Moranda, of Columbia, Missouri, and a daughter, Gayle Moranda, of Yakima, Washington; a brother, LeRoy (Ramona) Hovell, of Galesville, Wis.; and a sister, Marcella Adams, of Porterfield, Wis.; several grandchildren, a great-grandson and several nieces and nephews.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents and two daughters.
Burial will be May 22, 1999, in Evergreen Cemetery, rural Galesville, with Rev. Betsy Miller-Ruben officiating.

Jack Kindschy
Jack Kindschy, age 62, of Hudson, Wis., died on April 30, 2000, after a prolonged illness.
He is survived by wife, Corrine (nee Robertson); children,Carrie Thorpe of Temecula, Calif; Neil of Osceola, Wis. and Connie Gove of Houlton, Wis; grandchildren, Cassandra, Alicia, Nikolas, Erik, Ashley, Jeremy and Alexander; sister, Monah Petersen of Botteneau, N.Dakota; and brother, Bill, of Racine, Wis. Also survived by a large extended family and friends.
Jack was a great outdoorsman and avid bow hunter and multi-talented. He retired from 3M in 1997.
A Memorial Mass will be held Thursday, May 4, 2000, at
7 p.m. at Church of St. Peter, 2590 No. Margaret, N. St. Paul, Minn. Visitation from 5:30 until Mass time at Fr. Zac Hall, St. Peter's Church. Private interment at Centerville, Wis. Memorials preferred to Catholic Relief Services.
The Sandberg Brothers Mortuary, North St. Paul, Minn. (Family owned since 1942) assisted the family.

Vaughn LeRoy Jenks
Vaughn LeRoy Jenks, 70, of Galesville, died Friday, December 3, 1999, in St. Francis Nursing Home, La Crosse, Wis.
He was born June 11, 1929 in La Crosse to Carl Russell and Zulah (Kitman) Jenks. On July 5, 1951 he married Diane M. Larson in Galesville. As a couple they first lived in Galesville and later moved to Colorado and to Utah.
Early in VaughnÕs life he was an accomplished pianist and later served his country in the Army Paratroopers.
He spent his entire career in the major appliance business retiring in 1987 and returned to Galesville. Vaughn was active in many community organizations such as the Galesville Lions and the Galesville Curling Club. Also in his retirement, he enjoyed duck hunting and playing Euchre at MikeÕs.
Survivors are his wife, Diane Larson Jenks of Galesville; his daughter, Denise Jenks (James R.) Whitten and granddaughter, Dana Diane Whitten, all of Overland Park, Kan.; his mother-in-law, Lucille Larson of Galesville; a brother-in-law, Ronald (Rose) Larson of Mission, Tex; and cousins.
It was Vaughn's wish to be cremated.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, December 7, 1999, at Zion Lutheran Church in Galesville. The Rev. Arnold Flater officiated. Burial was in Pine Cliff Cemetery, Galesville.
Vaughn was a very devoted husband, father and grandfather. He will be sadly missed.
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville Chapel, assisted the family.

Edward T. Jessessky
Edward T. Jessessky, 77, of Trempealeau died Friday, November 20, 1998 in Marinuka Manor, Galesville, WI. He was born September 22, 1921 in Trempealeau to Thomas and Marie (Schneider) Jessessky.
Ed served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He never married. During most of his working life Ed was employed by the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad in bridge construction until a disability forced his retirement. He was a member of St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church, Trempealeau and Towner-Little Bear-Arnold V.F.W. Post #1915, Trempealeau where he had been a charter member.
Survivors are a brother James (Kathleen) of Trempealeau and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother.
Funeral services were Monday, November 23, 1998 in St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church, Trempealeau, with Fr. Robert Wagner officiating. Burial with military rites was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Trempealeau. Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville assisted the family.

Allen M. Johnson
Allen M. Johnson, 63, of Lake Bloomington, Hudson, Ill. died Friday, January 1, 1999 at his home.
His memorial service was January 6, 1999, at St. Johns Lutheran Church. The Rev. Knight Wells officiated. Interment was in St. Johns Lutheran Church Columbarium.
He was born September 25, 1935 in La Crosse, Wis. to Arthur and Marion Anderson Johnson. He married Susan Cory on December 28, 1957, at Zion Lutheran Church, Galesville. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Eric and Cory, both of Chicago, Ill., and one daughter, Kirsten (Joe) Stewart of Bloomington, Ill. He is also survived by his stepmother, Anne Johnson of Livermore, Calif.; his aunt, Christine Van Tassel of Sheboygan, Wis.; his father-in-law Carlyle Cory of Galesville. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, and his grandparents, J.S. and Martha Johnson, longtime Galesville residents and owners of the Marinuka and Gale theaters.
In 1957 he received a B.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Commerce. He also received a ROTC officer's commission in the Air Force and then served with the Strategic Air Command at Mahlmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls, Mont.
He began his 32 year career with IBM in 1960 as a marketing representative in Milwaukee. He later held positions with IBM servicing the insurance industry in Chicago, Ill. and Princeton, N.J. In 1973 he moved to Bloomington when he was named the IBM Acct. Executive for State Farm Insurance. He was later named Branch Manager, a position he held until his retirement in July 1992. After his retirement from IBM, he worked as a private consultant, assisted with a Children's Foundation expansion project and was employed as Director of Finance and Development at St. Johns Lutheran Church where he was a member since 1973. He was also a member of Bloomington Country Club and Evergreen Racquet Club, and was an avid golf and tennis player.
Memorials may be sent to the family at RR 2, Box 61R, Hudson, IL 61748 and directed to one of the following: Community Cancer Center, St, Johns Lutheran Church, Easter Seals Timber Pointe Outdoor Center, or BroMenn Hospice Service.

Marjorie E. Jones Johnson
Marjorie E. Jones Johnson, age 69, of Las Vegas, Nev., and Marysville, Calif., died January 24, 1999, in the hospice hospital with her children at her side.
She was born March 10, 1929, near the city of Galesville, at the home farm.
She was the granddaughter of John W. and Ida Mae McClary Jones, daughter of Leonard (Len) and Angeline Tyler Jones, sister of Leonard (Wayne) and Patricia Ann Flynn Jones, of Chatswood, Calif., sister of Bonnie Mae Hall, of Madison, Wis. and sister of Evangeline Jones Purdom Sandlin, of Yuba City, Calif., the mother of Michael and Tomiko Johnson of Spokane, Wash.; Gary and Vivian Johnson and Sharanne Johnson and Earl Roth, of Las Vegas, Nev.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and grand-nephews and nieces.
Margie attended school at Crystal Valley and Galesville High, finishing at Marysville High School.
She was an active member of the Rebecca Lodge, holding offices including Grand Master.
She was interred at Sierra Cemetery Park in Marysville, Calif.
She is sadly missed by us and many friends. She was loved by everyone.

Mary Joyce Johnson
Mary Joyce Johnson, age 58 years, of Westfield, Wis. died on Sunday, October 31, 1999 at her home. She was born on April 16, 1941 near Galesville in rural Trempealeau County, Wis. the daughter of Richard Arrol and Edith Rose (Erickson) Bibby. She graduated from Gale-Ettrick High School and the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. In her earlier years she worked for Camp Fire, Inc. in both Saginaw, Mich. and Chicago, Ill., and as Director of Camp Tiyalaka near Westfield. She married James "Jim" Johnson on June 23, 1973 in Westfield. She owned and operated Johnson's Laundry in Westfield and also assisted her husband in the operation of Johnson Electric, also of Westfield. She was a very active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Westfield serving as Session Clerk, Elder and Sunday School Teacher. She also served as Treasurer for the Township of Westfield for 6 years, Fire Warden for serveral years, Active member of the Westfield White Trackers Snowmobile Club serving as Secretary, The Antique Snowmobile Club of America. She served as Director and President of the Wisconsin Self-Service Laundry Association, and the National Laundry Association. She was also active in the Westfield Chamber of Commerce, 4-H as a Leader, Girl Scouts, The Friends of the Westfield Library, The Coloma and National Woodcarvers Association, the Columbia County Cancer Support Group and as Caretaker of the Oak Hill (Russell Flats) Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, James "Jim" of Westfield; 1 daughter, Susan Johnson, Madison, Wis.; her mother Edith Bibby, Westfield (formerly of La Crosse, Wis.); her father and mother-in-law, Ken and Roberta Johnson, Westfield; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bob and Liz Johnson, Methuen, Mass., and Judy and Ed McCorkle, Michigan City, Ind. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives along with many close friends. She was preceded in death by her father.
Funeral services were held at the First Presbyterian Church in Westfield on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999. The Reverend Steven Kaszar officiated. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Township of Westfield, Marquette County.
Memorials may be made to either First Presbyterian Church in Westfield or the American Cancer Society. Steinhaus Funeral Home, Westfield, served the family.

Norman R. Klein
Norman R. Klein, 89, of Trempealeau, died Tuesday, August 10, 1999 in Marinuka Manor, Galesville, Wis.
Memorial services were held on Friday, August 13, 1999 at Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville.

Even O. Klinkenberg
Even Orin Klinkenberg, 87, formerly of the Ettrick and Galesville areas, passed away Saturday, February 27, 1999, with his daughter at his bedside, at the St. Joseph Community Care Center in La Crosse. He was born August 31, 1911, in the town of Gale to Olof and Elva (Johnson) Klinkenberg.
He married Gladys Swenson on February 25, 1931, in French Creek and she preceded him in death on February 15, 1991.
He is survived by one daughter, Arlyce (Larry) Hamilton of La Crosse; four grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Norma (Westlie) Traister; one grandson, Bruce Westlie; one great granddaughter, Melissa Westlie; one sister, Vivian (Bergum) Johnson; one brother, Stanley; two nephews and one niece.
Funeral services were Tuesday, March 2, 1999, at the Living Hope Lutheran Church in Ettrick. Rev. Lyle Ness officiated. Burial was in the Ettrick Cemetery.

Beatrice M. Kosharek
Beatrice M. Kosharek, age 79, of Scott City, Ms. and formerly of Galesville, died Sunday, March 28, 1999 in Houston, Tex.
She was born January 4, 1920 to Ralph and Marie (Pfund) Hamilton in Decorah Prairie. She attended area schools and went on to business college.
On December 31, 1937, Beatrice married John William Kosharek in Waukon, Iowa. On June 17, 1941 they moved to California. Beatrice was employed as a teller for Bank America, and she also worked as a technical writer for Hughes Air Craft for many years.
Beatrice was a member of the Presbyterian faith since 1936, an Eastern Star member for 40 years, and was very active with the Girl Scouts.
Beatrice is survived by her husband John, one daughter Judy (Randolf) Odell of Houston, Tex., and a son John "Jack" (Barbara) Kosharek of Scott City, Ms.; 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 sisters and 1 brother.
Funeral services were held Thursday, April 1, 1999 at the First Presbyterian Church in Galesville. Rev. Dr. R. Steven Krueger officiated. Burial will take place at Pine Cliff Cemetery in Galesville at a later date. Zwickey Funeral Homes assisted the family.

Amanda Krannech
Amanda Krannech, 86, of Trempealeau, died Friday, November 5, 1999 in Marinuka Manor, Galesville, Wis. Survivors are a son Everett Krannech of Trempealeau; a daughter Helen (Herb) Thompson of Trempealeau and a sister Gertrude Strupp of La Crescent, Minn.
Funeral services were Tuesday, November 9, 1999, at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Trempealeau. Burial was in Trempealeau Public Cemetery.
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville Chapel, assisted the family.

Herman R. Krueger
Herman R. Krueger, 90, of Pepin, Wis., and formerly of Galesville, Wis., died April 18, 1999, at Pepin Manor, in Pepin, Wis.
He was born in Springdale Township, Redwood Falls, Minn., on July 14, 1908, to John and Ida (Palou) Krueger.
He was one of twelve children, growing up on the home farm. On January 22, 1931, he married Violet Bleken in Marshall, Minn.
They moved to Galesville where he worked for the Town of Gale. He later worked for the Department of Agriculture until his retirement. They moved to La Crescent, Minn. Violet died in 1975. Until he moved into Pepin Manor 9 and a half years ago, he lived with his daughters.
Herman is survived by two daughters, Jean (Charles) Scherr, and Jan (Jerry) Eskelson; a brother, Art Krueger; a sister-in-law Harriet (Glen) Swenson; five grandchildren, Joni (Stuie) Olson, Jim (Betty) Scherr, Julie (Stephen) Jenkerson, Cheryl (Luke) Baardseth, and Shawn Kratz; three step-grandchildren, Stacy (Kurt) Ingli, David and Sarah Eskelson; 14 great-grandchildren, Jennie, Kristen and Holly Olson, Beth, Kara and Jarrod Scherr, Melissa and Danny Lebakken, Nicolle Larson, Eric Jenkerson, Taryn, Trevor and Tristy Baardseth, and Randi Lea Kratz; three step-great-grandchildren, Tyler, Shawn and Jacob Ingli, many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, April 22, 1999, at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, in Trempealeau, Wis. Rev. Duane Baardseth will officiate. Burial will follow in the Trempealeau Public Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. at the Zwickey Funeral Homes in Galesville, Wednesday, April 21, 1999, and from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday at the church. Zwickey Funeral Homes in Galesville assisted the family with arrangements.

Louise V. Larson
Louise V. Larson, 97, of Galesville, died Monday, December 21, 1998 in Grand View Care Center, Blair, Wis. She was born Feb. 14, 1901 in Monroe County, Wis. to Martin and Marie (Anderson) Erickson. On June 6, 1930, she married Elmer D. Larson in Red Wing, MN. Louise graduated from Sparta High School and Vernon County Normal Teachers College of Viroqua, Wis. in 1920. She then taught school until her marriage. Her husband died in 1973. She was a member of Hardies Creek Lutheran Church, rural Ettrick, Wis. and it's W-ELCA Faith Circle, and the Decorah Prairie Homemakers.
Survivors are a daughter, Doris French of Seattle, Wash; 2 sons, Orin (Shirley) of Bloomington, Minn., Gordon (Nona) of Galesville; 5 grandchildren, Sylvia Thomas, Lisa Buckner, James Larson, Jeffrey Larson, Mark Larson; 8 grt. grandchildren, Kelley, Bryan, Jason, Ryan, Derek, Tanner, Ellie, Andrew; a grt. grt. grandchild Cameron; and a brother Walter Erickson of Boulder, Colo.
Besides her husband she was preceded in death by 2 grandchildren, a sister Evangeline Jothen, and 2 brothers Gilmer Erickson and Otis Erickson.
Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 26, 1998 in Hardies Creek Lutheran Church, rural Ettrick. Rev. John Ashland officiated. Burial was in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Sparta, Wis.
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville, assisted the family.

Wilma A. Laufenburger
Wilma A. Laufenburger, 91, of Galesville and formerly of Alma, Wis. and Winona, Minn., died Sunday, Nov. 28, 1999, at the emergency room of Franciscan Skemp Healthcare in La Crosse, Wis.
She was born Oct. 22, 1908 in Jahn's Valley, Buffalo County, Wis., to William and Mary (Hager) Weber. She married Arthur Meyer and he died in 1951. Later in 1967, she married Henry Laufenburger. He died in 1971.
Wilma graduated from Buffalo County Normal School and she taught school for many years in different area schools. Wilma enjoyed music and playing her organ, and also her many friends throughout the area. She was a great cook.
Survivors include one nephew, Dennis Pieper of rural Galesville; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her two husbands; parents; one sister, Esther Pieper; and one infant brother, Rolland Weber.
Funeral services were Wednesday, December 1, 1999, at the Stohr-Hagen-Wozney Funeral Home in Alma, Wis. Elder presiding was John Swanson.
Burial was in the Alma Public Cemetery.

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