James Leavitt, 72, of Trempealeau, died Sunday, January 17, 1999 in
St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, Minn.
He was born November 3, 1926, in Trempealeau to Guy and Florence (Miller)
Leavitt. On August 19, 1950 he married Josephine Jessessky. She died February
14, 1978. On September 25, 1982 he married Georgine Rothering Heinz in
Trempealeau. Jim had worked as a dispatcher for Milwaukee Road Railroad
before retiring. During WWII he served his country in the U.S. Navy.
He was a member of St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church, Trempealeau,
a charter member of Towner-Little Bear-Arnold V.F.W. Post #1915 of Trempealeau,
Morris-Snuggerud American Legion Post #284 of Holmen, Wis., and Marynook
Council Knights of Columbus.
Survivors are his wife, Georgine of Trempealeau;
2 sons, Michael (Sue) of Trempealeau, John (Karla) of Arcadia, Wis.;
3 daughters, Patricia (Paul) Swanson of Aurora, Ill., Mary Leavitt and
Christine "Teenie" (Charles) Sonsalla, both of Trempealeau; 2 stepsons,
Gregory (Judith) Heinz and Mark (Marilyn) Heinz, both of Trempealeau; 3
stepdaughters, Karen (Charles) Black of Trempealeau, Kaye (David) Benrud
of Galesville, Karla (John) Leavitt of Arcadia; 4 grandchildren; 8 step-grandchildren;
a step-great grandchild; and 2 brothers, John (Eleanor) Welch, Sr. and
Lester "Pete" (Helen) Leavitt, both of Trempealeau. Besides his first wife,
he was preceded in death by 2 sons, a step-grandson, and a brother.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 21, 1999 in St.
Bartholomew's Catholic Church, Trempealeau, with Fr. Robert Wagner officiating.
Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Trempealeau, with military rites.
Friends may call at Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville on Wednesday,
Jan. 20, 1999, from 6 to 9 p.m. with liturgical vigil at 7:30 p.m. followed
by a rosary.
Joanne E. Lintelmann
Joanne E. Lintelmann, 60, of Galesville, died Saturday, April 10, 1999
after a long valiant struggle with cancer in her home. Joanne was born
January 13, 1939 to Peter and Agnes (Erickson) Flaa in Bessemer, Mich.
On November 7, 1959 Joanne married Fred Lintelmann in Bessemer, Mich.
They lived in many communities in Mich., Wis., Minn. and Ohio. They made
many friends in all places.
Joanne was very active in church and school activities and also was
a great hostess. "The greatest Mom."
She was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church.
She is survived by her husband; 2 sons, Robert (Jennifer) Lintelmann
of Bemidji, Minn., Dale Lintelmann of Johnson Creek, Wis.; 3 daughters
Karen (Randy) Cacic of Portage, Wis., Diane Lintelmann, Marlene Lintelmann,
both of Madison, Wis.; 3 grandchildren, Brian Cacic, Anna Lintelmann, Katherine
Lintelmann; 2 brothers K. Robert (Luetta) Flaa of Marenisco, Mich. and
Delbert (Kathy) Flaa of Caledonia, Ill.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 15, 1999
at Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Galesville. Rev. Nathan Strutz
will officiate. It was her wish to be cremated. In lieu of flowers the
family prefers memorials.
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville assisted the family with arrangements.
Gordon A. Locke
Gordon A. Locke, 67, of Trempealeau, died Sunday,
August 29, 1999 in his home.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999, 2 p.m. in Zwickey
Funeral Homes, Galesville, Wis. with Fr. Robert Wagner officiating. Graveside
services will be Friday, Sept. 3, 1999, at 1 p.m. in Val Halla Memorial
Gardens, Milwaukee, Wis.
Friends may call at the funeral home from noon until 2 p.m. Thursday
with a masonic service at 1:45 p.m.
Ethel M. Lyon
Ethel M. Lyon, 81, of 19441 Eden Drive, Galesville, died Tuesday, March
30, 1999 in Franciscan Skemp Medical Center, La Crosse, Wis.
The former Ethel Mae Gibson was born on June 5, 1917 in Centerville,
Wis. to Arthur A. and Clara L. (Carey) Gibson. A life-long resident of
the Galesville area, Ethel attended the Maplewood Country School and, in
1934, graduated from Galesville High School. She also attended La Crosse
State Teachers College.
Ethel married Herbert R. Lyon on August 24, 1941 in Centerville. The
couple first lived on the Lyon family farm in the Town of Gale. On March
10, 1952 they moved to their own farm in the Town of Caledonia. Herbert
Lyon died on December 27, 1987. In 1989, Ethel moved into the City of Galesville.
Ethel was a long-time teacher having first taught at the Beaches Corner
Country School. She later taught kindergarten at the Ettrick Elementary
School for many years.
Ethel was a long-time member of the First Presbyterian Church of Galesville,
the United Presbyterian Women and the Delilah Circle, the Caledonia Ladies
Aid, and the Trempealeau County Historical Society. She and her husband,
Herb, also hosted many international students and had served as Volunteers
In Mission at Sheldon Jackson College, Sitka, AK. Ethel also was a long
time Sunday School teacher and 4-H leader, served as an elder of the First
Presbyterian Church, served on the election board of the Town of Caledonia,
served as a volunteer at the Galesville Elementary School, and assisted
with juror selection for Trempealeau County.
Survivors include a son, Dr. Herbert C. (Carol) Lyon, of Moline, Ill;
2 daughters, Ruth (Charles) Buswell, of Black River Falls, and Sara (Donald)
Christian, of St. Louis, MO: 7 grandchildren, Margot and Peter Lyon, Paula
Buswell, Travis Swalve and Nadine (Bruce) Medlin, and James and Mark Christian;
2 great grandchildren, Tyson Swalve and Kayla Medlin; and nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, Ethel was preceded in death by a daughter,
Joan Swalve; a granddaughter, Andrea Swalve; 2 sisters, Ruth Gibson and
Elizabeth Herried; and 2 brothers, William and Arthur Gibson.
Funeral services were Saturday, April 3, 1999, from the First Presbyterian
Church, Galesville. The Rev. Dr. R. Steven Krueger officiated. Burial was
in the Pine Cliff Cemetery, Galesville.
Casketbearers were Richard Meunier, James Accola, Wendall Hilton, Peter
Becker, Charles Beck and William Walz.
Memorials may be given to the First Presbyterian Church or the Galesville
The Buswell Funeral Home, Black River Falls assisted the family.
Verna L. Martinson
Verna L. Martinson, 77, of Galesville, Wis., died Tuesday, April 15,
1999, at Gunderson Lutheran Medical Center, in La Crosse, Wis.
Verna was born July 13, 1921, to Anton and Emma (Lebakken) Daffinson,
She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, in Galesville.
Verna is survived by a son, Vernon (Pat) Martinson, of Galesville;
two daughters, Emmjean (Roger) Kaiser, of New Berlin, Wis., and Julie Stone,
of French Island; a daughter-in-law, Betty Borseth, of Red Wing, Minn.;
two sisters, Alice McCallum, of Galesville, and Tena Strouse, of New Baltimore,
Mich.; ten grandchildren, Troy Kaiser, Jon Kaiser, Chad Borseth, Jesse
Borseth, Tanya Borseth, Amy Bartels, Chris Martinson, Mark Martinson, Todd
Martinson, Daniel Martin-son, Dawn Martinson, Bryan Pedretti, Tony Pedretti,
and Jeff Pedretti; seven great-grandchildren, Jon, Jeremiah, Kyle, Travis,
Madeline, Wade and Jackson.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Delwood and Joseph; a sister,
Louise Hammer, and seven brothers, Lyle, Edwin, Emerald, Andrew, Ray, Victor
and Einar Daffinson.
Funeral services were Monday, April 19, 1999, at Zion Lutheran Church,
Galesville. The Rev. Arnold Flater officiated. Burial was in Pine Cliff
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville, assisted the family with arrangements.
Reid Handley Mayer
Reid Handley Mayer, infant son of Lisa (Handley) and Donald Lee Mayer,
W22264 11th Street, Trempealeau, Wis., was stillborn on January 28, 2000.
Survivors include his parents; one brother, Noah Handley Mayer; maternal
grandparents, Caroline and James Handley, St. Cloud, Minn; maternal great-grandfather,
Peter Wiebe, St. Cloud; paternal grandparents, Evelyn and Dennis Mayer,
Waterford, Penn.; and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by seven great-grandparents.
Private family services were held on Monday, January 31, 2000 at the
Trempealeau United Methodist Church,Tremp-ealeau. Officiating was Rev.
Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home of Winona assisted the family with the
Naomi C. McCutchen
Naomi C. McCutchen, 68, of Galesville, died Friday, January 21, 2000
in her home.
Naomi was born November 24, 1931 to Henry and Eva (Fero) Porath in
On June 17, 1950 Naomi married Gerald McCutchen in La Crosse, Wis.
Naomi was a professional mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She
was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Galesville.
Naomi is survived by her husband Gerald; 3 sons, Wayne (Shari) McCutchen
of Trempealeau, Randy (Laurie) McCutchen and Arden McCutchen, both of Galesville;
3 daughters, Jacquelin (Jon) Hess of Galesville, Sharon (William) Johnson
of Trempealeau and Lisa (David) Betsinger of La Crosse; 15 grandchildren,
Jennifer, Jason, Jolene, Troy, Travis, Jodi, Emily, Jared, Zackariah, Mary,
Christine, Andrew, Natasha, Matthew and Michael; 3 great grandchildren,
Hunter, Brittany and Rylee; and one sister, Nancy (James) Johnson of Waukegon,
Ill.; and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother and a sister-in-law.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 26, 2000 at Zion Lutheran
Church, Galesville. Rev. Arnold Flater officiated.
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville chapel assisted the family with arrangements.
William L. (Willie) Michel
William L. (Willie) Michel, 57, of Rush City, Minn. passed away on
March 2, 1999 at the Fairview University Hospital in Minneapolis, Minn.
He was born on May 12, 1941 in St. Paul to Herbert and Marie (Noll)
Michel. On May 17, 1974, he married Vickie Oanes in St. Paul.
Willie worked in the automobile industry for 32 years. He was a salesman
at Merit Chevrolet and Used Car Manager at Midway Chevrolet, Midway Ford,
and Selchow Chevrolet. He managed Auto Parts City and sold '58 Chevrolet
parts for Auto City Classic. He owned and operated Michel Snowplowing,
serving the Rush City area for almost 20 years. He was presently employed
by Central Chevrolet and Chrysler of North Branch.
Willie was a "people person" and will be remembered for his sense of
humor, generosity, and caring. "He was always there when we needed him."
He will be greatly missed and always loved by his wife, Vickie; daughters
Melissa and Heather; sister Delores (Jim) Schlagel; brothers, Jim (Judy)
Michel and Chuck (Carol) Meyer; mother-in-law, Florence Oanes; sisters-in-law
Sharon (Bob) Stensven and Eileen (Ken) Stensven; brother-in-law, Mike (Laura)
Oanes; many other relatives and friends.
Memorial services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 6, 1999 at First
Lutheran Church in Rush City with Pastor Laurie O'Shea officiating.
Diane Kaye "Dixie" Middleton
Diane Kaye "Dixie" Middleton, age 60, died peacefully in her sleep
Wednesday, January 6, 2000 in her home. She was born October 31, 1939 to
John and Hannah (Folkedahl) Terpening in Ettrick, Wis.
On September 19, 1965 Dixie married Robert Middleton at Living Hope
Lutheran Church in Ettrick, Wis. She was a life long member of Living Hope
In addition to raising her 3 children she worked at Ettrick Mutual
Insurance Company for many years.
Dixie will be deeply missed by her family.
Dixie is survived by her husband Bob; a son David of Onalaska, Wis.;
a daughter Dawn (Mark) Ferguson of Milltown, Wis.; three grandchildren,
Nathan, Emily and Samantha; two brothers Jack Terpening of Ettrick and
Bobby Terpening of Black River Falls, Wis.
Dixie was preceded in death by a son Chad and a brother Ronald ÒBuckyÓ
Funeral services were Saturday, January 8, 2000 at Living Hope Lutheran
Church in Ettrick. Rev. Lyle Ness officiated. Burial was in Ettrick cemetery.
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville chapel assisted the family with arrangements.
Warren "Bud" Miller
Warren "Bud" Miller, 83, of Trempealeau, died Tuesday, March 2, 1999
in his home.
He was born October 21, 1915, in Center, Wis. to William and Anna (Drafahl)
Miller. On July 22, 1967 he married Lou E. Jergenson in Janesville, Wis.
Bud owned and operated the Log Cabin Nightclub in Janesville for many years
and retired to Trempealeau in 1977. Bud was an avid hunter and fisherman
who truly loved and respected the beautiful outdoors. He was a member of
the Trempealeau Lions Club and Trempealeau Sportsmans Club.
Bud was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He loved his family.
Survivors are his wife Lou of Trempealeau; 2 sons, Thomas Miller of Beloit,
Wis., Michael (Karen) Miller of Madison, Wis; 2 step-sons, Ronny (Nancy)
Jergenson of Hickory, N.C., Dennis (Kathy) Jergenson of Peoria, Ariz.;
a step-daughter, Sandra (James) Wesley of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis; 8 grandchildren;
and 2 grt. grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters and a brother.
Funeral services were Friday, March 5, 1999, in Zwickey Funeral Homes,
Galesville. Rev. Betsy Miller-Ruben officiated.
Alvin Edward Muller
Alvin Edward Muller, age 59, died Wednesday, April 14, 1999, at his
home in Ettrick, Wis.
He was born April 22, 1939, to Carl and Sophie (Steinfeldt) Muller.
Survivors are a son, Carl, of Winona, Minn.; a daughter, Loretta, of
South Carolina, and two grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers,
Robert (Vicki) Muller, of Galesville, Wis., Richard (Barbara) Muller, of
Houston, Minn., and a sister, Shirley (Roger) Schmit, of Fountain City,
Wis., and several nieces and nephews.
At Alvin's request, his body was cremated.
Addie A. Murphy
Addie A. Murphy, 84, of 17721 Crestwood Ct., Galesville, Wis. died
Wednesday, April 7, 1999 in Franciscan Skemp Health-care, La Crosse, Wis.
She was born March 6, 1915 in La Crosse, Wis. to Robert and Alyce (Good)
Kane. On June 30, 1945 Addie married Joseph S. Murphy of Chester, Penn.
in La Crosse. He died December 8, 1982.
Survivors are a daughter Cynthia (Norman) Schein and their children
Jeffrey and Jennifer of Galesville; a son Jeffrey (Mimi) and their children
Ryan, Amanda and Jordan.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert
At the request of Addie her remains will be cremated. There will be
no services. A private inurnment will be at a later date in Oak Grove Cemetery
Mausoleum, La Crosse, Wis.
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville, assisted the family with arrangements.
Ralph B. Myhre
Ralph B. Myhre, 91, former Mayor of Galesville, died Thursday, March
11, 1999, at the family home where he was born on February 21, 1908. Ralph
was the 13th and last child of Vandla Sophia (Oertegren) and Ole F. Myhre.
He attended the local public schools, the Madison College of Commerce,
and UW-Madison. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He became
President of the Gilbertson-Myhre Company in 1945, a family owned department
store in downtown Galesville.
He served as Galesville's Mayor for 25 years, was past Chairman of
the Cance Trust, President of the Building and Loan Corporation, and served
as Chairman of the Trempealeau County Draft Board.
Ralph was a life-time member of the First Presbyterian Church and a
member of the American Legion. He enjoyed sharing the family pool with
local residents for more than 40 years. His hobbies included a love of
travel, hunting, fishing, swimming, poetry, raising zinnias and marigolds,
and was a devoted follower of the stock market.
His marriage to Marjorie Barth took place in 1972 in Acapulco, Mexico
and was performed by Acapulco's Mayor.
He was preceded in death by his 3 brothers and 9 sisters. Survivors
include his wife, Marjorie, her children Michel (Sidoney) Barth of San
Diego, Calif. and their sons Daniel and Stephen; and Jerry (Nancy) Barth
of Red Wing, Minn. and their daughters Summer and Hailey; and several nieces
Funeral services were Monday, March 15, 1999, at the First Presbyterian
Church in Galesville. Private burial with military honors at Pine Cliff
Cemetery in Galesville with spring interment.
Memorials may be directed to First Presbyterian Church, Gundersen Lutheran
Hospice or the City of Galesville.
Arrangements were by Zwickey Funeral Home of Galesville.
Vivian Spaulding Heath
Vivian Spaulding Heath, 89, of Galesville, died Friday,
August 11, 2000 in Marinuka Manor, Galesville.
Vivian was born Nov. 5, 1910 in North Bend Township, Jackson Co., Wis.
to John and Edith (Patterson) Spaulding. She resided most of her young
life in North Bend with her grandmother, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Patterson.
There she was employed at the North Bend Post Office and clerked in her
uncle's general store. On July 26, 1936 she married Lee Wadleigh. He died
May 26, 1965. She later married Harold Heath on Nov. 24, 1968 in Las Vegas,
Nev. In 1970 Vivian and Harold founded H & V Tax Service of Galesville
which they operated for 27 years. Vivian was an avid dog and cat lover,
and was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Galesville.
Survivors are her husband;
2 sisters, Fern (Martin) Hoyer of Burr Oak, Wis., Catherine (Fay) Cullman
of West Salem, Wis., a special sister-in-law, Mattie (Larry) Thomason of
La Crosse; sisters-in-law, Shirley (Mac) Heiller of Brownsville, Minn.,
Darleen Heath of Galesville;
a special person, Maureen McBride Fortner of Trempealeau, Wis.; many
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Tuesday, August 15, 2000 in First Presbyterian
Church, Galesville. The Rev. Jonathan Eastman officiated. Burial was in
Pine Cliff Cemetery, Galesville. Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville Chapel,
assisted the family.
Raymond L. Hogden
Raymond L. Hogden, 83, of 506 Melby Street, Westby, died Monday, July
24, 2000. He was born March 7, 1917 in Ettrick, Wis. to Albert and Nora
(Onsrud) Hogden. He was baptized at French Creek Luther-an Church and confirm-ed
at Ettrick Lutheran Church. He graduated from Gale College Academy in 1934
and Luther College in 1939. During his youth, he learned carpentry from
his father, a master carpenter without peer. He married Eleanor Unseth
on February 4, 1943 at Westby-Coon Prairie Lutheran Church by pastors J.O.
Holum and K.M. L. I. Urbert. In 1933, he experienced his first airplane
flight with Max Conrad, the famous flying grandfather. He entered flight
training at Minneapolis November 27, 1940 and received a commission as
Ensign and Naval Aviator 8584 on August 18, 1941. He served as flight instructor
at Corpus Christi from October 9, 1941 to October 28, 1943. He was commissioned
VC-75 as Acting Commanding Officer at Seattle November 11, 1943. He was
assigned to CVE Ommaney Bay on July 12, 1944 arriving Kaneohe, Hawaii.
As a Navy pilot he supported missions at Peleiu, Babelthaup, Anguar and
Leyte. He was awarded the Navy Cross. The Ommaney Bay was sunk on the way
to Lingayen Gulf on January 4, 1945. On August 22, 1945, he separated from
active service. He requested active duty assignment to NAS Twin Cities
and on November 15, 1954 he became CO VS 812. He subsequently served as
an instrument flight instructor and assistant Wing Commander. He was promoted
to Captain September 1, 1963. He served as Chief of Staff NARS 81 in 1965
and was designated Staff Commander NARS 81 in 1967. He retired from the
Navy June 30, 1973 after more than 32 years.
He purchased a hardware business in Ettrick in January 1946. He sold
the business at the end of 1947 and moved to Westby in 1948 to renovate
the Unseth house, which had been damaged by fire. While living in Westby
he built five houses. He formed a partnership in 1949 with Leif Mikkelson.
The general contracting company of Hogden and Mikkelson built nursing homes,
churches, parish halls, high schools, elementary schools, gymnasiums and
numerous other public and commercial buildings. He sold his half of the
business to Leif Mikkelson when he retired in 1977. He served as President,
Vice President, Secretary Treasurer and was on the Board of Trustees of
the Westby Coon Prairie Lutheran Church. He was a member of the Board of
Directors of the Westby Coon Valley State Bank for thirty years.
He is survived by two daughters, Anola "A.J." (Marvin) Leisso of Onalaska
and Linda Beth "L.B." Hogden of Minneapolis; a son, Marc Jon of Viroqua;
two grandsons, Jeffrey C. Urbanek of Maple Grove, Minnesota and William
Jon Hogden of Westby; one sister, Dr. Corinne Robinson of Newtown Square,
Pennsylvania and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents,
his wife, Eleanor, on February 17, 1991, two brothers, Alvin of Ettrick
in 1997 and Allen of La Crosse in 1998.
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 28, 2000 at 11 a.m. at Westby-Coon
Prairie Lutheran Church. Pastor Paul Jordahl will officiate with burial
in the Coon Prairie Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday from 5 to 7
p.m. at the Vosseteig Funeral Home, 708 S. Hwy 14 in Westby.
Diane Mae Jenks
Diane Mae Jenks, 70, of Overland Park, Kansas and formerly Galesville,
died Friday, September 15, 2000 at Overland Park Regional Medical Center,
Overland Park, Kansas. She was born December 19, 1929 in Galesville to
Thorleif F. and Lucille (Sather) Larson. On July 5, 1951 she married Vaughn
LeRoy Jenks in Galesville. As a couple they first lived in Galesville and
later moved to Colorado and then to Utah. Early in her career she worked
for the Gundersen Lutheran Clinic followed by years of employment for school
district offices in Denver and Salt Lake City.
Survivors are a daughter, Denise Deanne (James R.) Whitten; a granddaughter
Dana Diane Whitten; her mother Lucille Ann Larson, all of Overland Park,
Kansas; a brother Ronald (Rose) Larson of Mission, Texas; an aunt, Chrystal
Lyon; and a cousin Ann Gemoll, both of Mesa, Ariz. Her husband and father
preceded her in death. Her body was cremated.
Memorial services were held Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000 in Zion Lutheran
Church, Galesville. Rev. Arnold Flater officiated. Burial was in Pine Cliff
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville Chapel assisted the family.
Diane was a devoted wife, dedicated and loving mother and a trusted
and loyal friend. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
George I. Lakey
George I. Lakey, 72, of Trempealeau died September 3, 2000 in his home.
George was born February 11, 1928 to William and Lizzie (Wilber) Lakey
in Trempealeau, Wisconsin. He attended area schools. On December 5, 1970
George married Delores (Kanz) in Winona, Minn. George worked as an inspector
for Badger Construction for a number of years.
George is survived by his wife Delores, two sons, Peter (Bernadette)
Merchlewitz of Rushford, Minn., David Merchlewitz of La Crosse, Wis.; seven
daughters, Pamela Beardsley, and Mary (Roger) Kulas, both of Ridgeway,
Minn., Cheryl (Scott) Benson and Lisa Welter, both of Winona, Peggy (Wayne)
Schultz of Ettrick, Bonnie (Ronald) Muras of Trempealeau, Tina Tainter
of Lewiston, Minn.; and a very special son-in-law Steve Beardsley of Galesville;
26 grandchildren; a sister Alice Jonas of Galesville; two brothers, Lyle
Lakey of Warsaw, Ind. and Gerald Lakey of Trempealeau.
George was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were Wednesday, September 6, 2000 at Zwickey Funeral
Homes Galesville Chapel. Rev. John Ashland officiated. Burial was in the
Trempealeau Public Cemetery.
Gregory P. McKeeth
Gregory P. McKeeth, 23, of Ettrick, died Saturday, September 30, 2000
at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis.
Gregory was born April 10, 1977 to Donald and Holly (Truax) McKeeth
in La Crosse, Wis.
Gregory graduated from G-E-T High School in Galesville.
He is survived by his parents, a brother, Mark McKeeth, a sister Kallie
McKeeth, both of Ettrick, paternal grandparents Donald "Red" and Leona
McKeeth of Galesville, many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Gregory was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Kenneth
and Betty Truax.
Funeral services were Wednesday, October 4, 2000 at Living Hope Lutheran
Church in Ettrick. Rev. Lyle Ness officiated. Burial was in the Ettrick
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville Chapel assisted the family with arrangements.
Janet L. Kaczorowski
Janet L. Kaczorowski, 51, of Trempealeau died Friday, October 6, 2000
at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wis.
Janet was born May 22, 1949 to Allen and Julia (Stull) Gillies in La
Crosse, Wis. She attended area schools.
On August 25, 1968 Janet married Robert Kaczorowski in Trempealeau,
Wis. She was employed by the Village of Trempealeau as Clerk and Treasurer
for the last 10 years.
Janet is survived by her husband; a son Daniel (Jennifer) Kaczorowski
of Onalaska, Wis.; a daughter Lara (Jim) Pape of Appleton, Wis.; her parents;
4 brothers Ken (Lynn) Gillies of Egan, Minn., David (Laura) Gillies
of La Crosse, Wis., Ron (Laura) Gillies of San Diego, Calif., John (Sherry)
Gillies of La Crosse;
2 sisters Mary Gianino of Minneapolis, Minn. and Joan Gillies of Boston,
Mass.; 5 nieces and 4 nephews; Ollie, a four footed black and white special
friend and pal, and many friends.
She was preceded in death by a daughter Heidi in 1971.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000 at
St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church in Tremp-ealeau. Fr. Robert Wagner will
officiate. Friends may call on Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 7 - 9 p.m. at Zwickey
Funeral Homes Galesville chapel. A prayer vigil will be held at 7:30 p.m.
It was her wish to be cremated.
Zwickey Funeral Homes Galesville chapel assisted the family with arrangements.
Esther G. Leavitt
Esther G. Leavitt,76, of Trempealeau, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2000, in
Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, Wis. She was born Nov. 6,
1924, in Ettrick, Wis., to Roy and Ida (Jevne) Stensven. In 1942 she graduated
from Blair High School. On April 23, 1947, she married Orrin M. Leavitt
in Ettrick. He died Nov. 26, 1975. Esther had been the Village Treasurer
in Trempealeau for 13 years until retiring her position in 1991. She was
a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Trempealeau, and its W-ELCA and
choir; the Trempealeau Order of the Eastern Star: and Towner-Little Bear-Arnold
VFW Post # 1915 Auxiliary of Trempealeau.
Survivors are 3 sons, James 0. (Christine) of New Holstein, Wis., Guy
(Rita) of Blair, Wis., Steven (Vicky) of Mauston, Wis; 5 daughters, Barb
(Gordon) Manson of Golden Valley, Minn., Nancy Wagner, Marilyn Leavitt,
both of Trempealeau, Debbie Ebersold of Tomah, Wis., Pam (Dave) Gobran
Maplewood, Minn; 16 grandchildren, and 2 sisters, Clara Stephenson of Blair,
Wis., Alice Gilberg of Trempealeau. Besides her husband she was preceded
in death by 2 brothers, Lorence and Robert Stensven.
Funeral services were Wednesday, November 15, 2000, in Mt. Calvary
Lutheran Church Trempealeau. Rev. Jerry Hanson officiated. Burial was in
Trempealeau Public Cemetery.
Zwickey Funeral llome, Galesville Chapel assisted with arrangements.
Her family will miss her uplifting sense of humor and her unending