Marguerite "Muggy" C. Rowlands, 69, of Trempealeau and formerly Galesville,
died Tuesday, January 16, 2001 in her home.
She was born January 28, 1931 in Clintonville, Wis. to William and
Caroline (Firehammer) Schauder. In 1953 she graduated from Milwaukee-Downer
College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree going on to teach music and business
education in the Wisconsin School System, most recently at G-E-T. On June
27 of the same year she married Don Rowlands. They later divorced.
Muggy was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church, Galesville, a founding
member of the Galesville Music Study Club and enjoyed sharing her avid
musical talents having played piano at various area nursing homes. Muggy
also gave piano lessons in the Galesville area. She loved to read, play
the piano and enjoyed swimming at the YMCA.
Survivors are 2 sons, David (Mary Jo) Rowlands of Rochester, Minn.
and Michael Rowlands of Fremont, Calif: a grandson Joshua Ziesmer of Duluth,
Minn; her cat B.G.. and many dear friends.
Two sisters, Lois Van Boxtel and Phyllis Luedke preceded her in death.
Funeral services were Saturday, January 20, 2001, in Zion Lutheran
Church, Galesville. Rev. Arnold Flater officiated. Burial at a later date
in Graceland Cemetery, Clintonville, Wis.
Memorials may be directed to Zion Lutheran Church, Galesville.
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville Chapel assisted with arrangements.
John Lynn Nickles
John L. Nickles, 93, a resident of Southwest Health Center, Cuba City,
Wis. passed on to eternal life on January I, 2001. He was born on June
25, 1907 in Potosi, Wis. to John and Dora Nickles. He owned a bar in Potosi
and one in Fairplay for almost 10 years. He worked logging in the winter
and farming in the summer. He also worked on the railroad, and retired
at the age of 80 from the Lancaster Care Center.
John is survived by his brother Fred (Helen) Nickles, Onalaska, Wis.,
one nephew John (Pat) Nickles, Galesville, Wis., and one niece Julie Nickles,
New Delhi, India. He was preceded into eternal life by his parents and
his sister Ruth (Hillmer) Weise.
Graveside services were Wednesday, January 10, 2001 at the Cassville
Cemetery. Rev. Sue Trickey officiated.
The Metcalfe-Kuenster-Page Funeral llome in Cassville served the family.
Roger E. Paul
Roger E. Paul, 72, of Trempealeau, died Friday,
November 24, 2000 in his home after a long courageous battle with cancer.
Roger was born April 7, 1928 to Eugene and Jenny (Lindrud) Paul in
Colgate, Wis. He attended area schools. Roger served in the Army from 1946
On August 17, 1949 Roger married Lorraine (Olson) in Bells Coulee Lutheran
Church. They moved to the Trempealeau area. Roger was employed by Brennan
Engineering as a master mechanic for many years. He was a member of Towner
Littlebear Arnold V.F.W. Post 1915.
Roger is survived by his wife Lorraine; 2 sons, John (Brenda) Paul
of West Salem, Wis., Michael (Mary) Paul of Auburndale, Wis; a daughter,
Sandra (Kevin) Kopp of Galesville, Wis; 7 granddaughters;
2 great grandchildren; and a brother, Lee Paul of Bruce, Wis. He was
preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service was held Wednesday, November 29, 2000 at Mt. Calvary
Lutheran Church, Trempealeau. Rev. Jerry Hanson officiated. It was RogerÕs
wish to be cremated.
Zwickey Funeral Homes Galesville Chapel assisted the family.
Gregory T. Quall
Gregory "Greg" Todd Quall, 41, of Galesville, died Monday, November
13, 2000 at home. He was born Sept. 29, 1959 in La Crosse, Wis. to Raymond
and Lillian (Solberg) Quall.
Greg enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and gardening. He also
enjoyed being with family and friends. Greg was always there to help others.
Survivors are 3 brothers, Steve, Mark and Edwin, all of Galesville;
4 sisters, Laurie Murray of Galesville, Pam (Bernie) Bisek of Holmen, Lisa
(La Verne) Massman of La Crescent, Minn., Darcy (Bob) Russell of Tazewell,
Tenn; nieces and nephews.
His parents, grandparents and a sister preceded him in death. Graveside
services were at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, 2000 at Long Coulee Cemetery,
rural Holmen. Rev. Dr. R. Steven Krueger officiated. Memorial services
were at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, 2000 at Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville
Cora Belle Oberholtzer
Cora Belle Oberholtzer, 90, formerly of Holmen, died Monday, May 3,
1999 in Everett, Wash. after a long illness. She was born Dec. 9, 1908
in Platteville, Wis.
Cora graduated from State Teachers College at Platteville in 1936.
She then taught in rural schools as an elementary educator for several
years. She attended the University of Chicago, University of Mexico and
University of Colorado where she earned an M.A. Degree in Geography and
History in 1942.
For a period of time during WWII Cora was employed by the U.S. State
She never married.
Survivors are 5 nieces and 3 nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers and sisters.
Her body was cremated.
Graveside committal services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 15, 1999
in Green Mound Cemetery, rural Holmen with Pastor Jerry Hanson officiating.
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville, Wis. assisted the family with arrangements.
Leonard M. Oines
Leonard M. Oines, 79, of Galesville, died Friday, January 21, 2000
in Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, Wis.
He was born April 14, 1920 on the family farm in Galesville to Lorentz
and Emma (Alme) Oines. Upon completion of high school he studied Agriculture
(short course) at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis. He returned
to the family farm marrying Charlotte Stoner in 1941, later divorcing.
He married Glenice Grotjahn in 1949 and together with their children raised
a prize winning purebred Guernsey herd that competed on the County, State
and National level. He retired from active farming in 1983. In 1986 he
married Doris Trudeau. They were active members of Single/Solo Parents
organization and enjoyed traveling the USA and abroad. Leonard was a steward
of the land and took pride in the ponds that were created on the home farm.
He retired from active farming but actively wrote articles to the powers
that be in hopes of making the politicians aware of the dilemma of the
Wisconsin farmer and the concerns with the disappearing farm land and wildlife
habitat that depends on the land. The State politicians Herb Kohl/Feingold
will notice the reduction in their mail volume.
He is survived by his wife Doris; two daughters, Lori (Oines) Dixon
of Elizabeth, Penn., Kathleen (Oines) Filkouski of Trempealeau, Wis.; two
sons, Dr. Robert Oines, of Beaver Dam, Wis., Gary Oines of Boston, Mass;
grandchildren Asa Oines, Kristin Oines, Zachary and Alyssa Dixon, Craig
and Michael Filkouski; great grandchildren Alex, Ben, Sam and Andrew Filkouski;
two sisters Lilah Anderson and Lillian Worch of Middleton, Wis.; stepchildren
Pam Glubka, Michael, Scott, Robert and Kristine Trudeau; step grandchildren
Blake, Angel, Amiee, Andrew, Jill, Jim Trudeau and Krystal and Jessica
Glubka; several nieces and nephews.
Life celebration services were held Monday, January 24, 2000 at Zion
Lutheran Church, Galesville. Rev. Arnold Flater officiated.
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville chapel assisted the family with arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church.
Corinne Olson, 81, of La Crosse and formerly of Galesville died Friday,
August 13, 1999 in her home.
Corinne was born February 6, 1918 to Carl and Augusta (Anderson) Tranberg
in the town of Gale.
On September 27, 1941 Corinne married Dallas Olson in the French Creek
Corinne was a life long member of French Creek Lutheran Church, a member
of the W-E.L.C.A. and the Altar Guild. She also taught Sunday School for
many years. Corinne was also very active in the Merry Makers Homemakers
Corinne farmed in partnership with her husband until they moved to
La Crosse in 1995 so they could be closer to their daughter and her family.
Corinne is survived by her husband; one daughter Darlene (Robert) Dayton;
two grandchildren, Susan Dayton, Michael Dayton and his fiancee Amy Peterson,
all of La Crosse; two sisters, Evelyn (Harold) Conrad of Melrose, Helen
(Gerald) Melby of Ettrick.
Corinne was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Selma.
Funeral services were Tuesday, August 17, 1999 at French Creek Lutheran
Church in Ettrick, Wis. Rev. M.C. Parkhurst officiated. Burial was in the
Zwickey Funeral Homes in Galesville assisted the family with arrangements.
Mary A. Olson
Mary A. Olson, 80, of La Crosse, Wis. died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1998
in Franciscan Skemp Nursing Home, La Crosse.
She was born Sept. 17, 1918 at Centerville, Wis. to Herman L. and Leona
(Stephan) Halderson. She was a graduate of Galesville High School and attended
Gale College and the La Crosse Vocational School.
On Sept. 21, 1941 she married Martin Olson. He died Oct. 16, 1964.
Mary was a homemaker, and following her husband's death worked for many
years at Cy's Bakery on 7th and Cass Streets in La Crosse.
She is survived by a son, David, a daughter-in-law, Ann and a granddaughter,
Melanie, all of Ames, Iowa. Besides her husband she was preceded in death
by her parents and two sisters. Her body will be cremated. No funeral service
is scheduled at the request of the deceased.
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville, assisted the family.
Rodney J. Olson, Jr.
Rodney J. Olson, Jr. "Jason," age 27, of Atloona, WI formerly of River
Falls, was killed on Sunday, November 15, 1998 as the result of a hunting
accident in Dunn County.
He was born August 16, 1971 in La Crosse, WI, the son of Rodney J.
and LaVonne L. (Cordes) Olson, Sr.
Jason attend River Falls High School. He was employed by Krumenauer
Builders of Eau Claire, WI as a carpenter. He was very active in hunting,
fishing, and sports, especially softball, where he played for three teams
in Eau Claire.
He is survived by his parents of Somerset, WI, one brother, Shawn M.
of Somerset, WI; his fiance Teresa J. Richardson of Altoona, WI; paternal
grandparents, Norman and Betty Olson of Trempealeau; paternal great- grandmother,
Clara Laehn of Galesville; maternal grandmother, Lorene Cordes of Hokah,
MN, maternal grandfather, Henry Cordes of La Crescent,MN. He is further
survived by aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.
Memorial services were held on November 20, 1998 in Prescott, WI.
Eleanor died Saturday, May 22, 1999 in her home. She was born to Einar
and Olga (Saeter) Olsen August 7, 1918. She married Mr. Sol Pearlman in
1948. They divorced in 1963.
She is survived by her one(1) son, Michael and was preceded in death
by both her parents and six brothers Norman (Jack), Bernard (Buss'), Herman,
Rolf, Osmund (Omy) and Erling. She also has several nieces, cousins and
nephews as well as one sister-in-law (Mildred Olsen).
Funeral services were Wednesday, May 26, 1999 at 2:30 p.m. with visitation
one hour before at Zion Lutheran Church, Galesville. Burial was in Pine
Mary Lou Pelowski
Mary Lou Pelowski, age 56, of Trempealeau, Wis. died Wednesday, November
17, 1999 in her home.
She was born June 22, 1943 in Prairie du Chien, Wis. to Clifford and
Marie (Koppen) Myers. She married Chester J. Pelowski, Sr., on July 7,
1973 in La Crosse, Wis. He died April 15, 1999. She was a member of St.
Bartholomew Catholic Parish in Trempealeau. She owned and operated "Chet's
Bait Shop" with her husband until his death. Mary was a member of the Veterans
of Foreign Wars Auxiliary of Trempealeau.
Survivors are 3 daughters, Madonna Yingling, Tremp-ealeau, Deanna (Richard)
Danials, Trempealeau, Jodi (Mike) Soruji, Houston, Texas;
2 sons, Clifford Pelowski and Chester (C.J.) Pelowski, both of Trempealeau;
6 grandchildren; 2 brothers, James (Sandra) Myers, Rockton, Ill., Joseph
(Phyllis) Myers, Beloit, Wis;
2 sisters, Roseann (Paul) Zach, Eastman, Wis. and Donna (Dale) Henkes,
Winona, Minn. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.
A Mass of Christian Burial was November 20, 1999 at St. Bartholomew
Catholic Church, Trempealeau. The Reverend Robert Wagner officiated. Burial
was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Trempealeau.
A Watkowski-Pronschinske Funeral Service.
Hazel (Newcomb) Pickering, 81, of Trempealeau, died Sunday, February
20, 2000 in Marinuka Manor, Galesville, Wis.
She was born March 1, 1918 in Arcadia, Wis. to Horton and Margaret
(Webb) Newcomb. Hazel graduated from Trempealeau High School in 1936 as
the class valedictorian and then attended Winona Business College. She
worked at the Trempealeau Post Office before she enlisted in the Waves
during WWII. After being discharged, she married Wesley Pickering of Galesville,
Wis. in Brooklyn, New York on February 14, 1946. The couple lived in Galesville
and later in Trempealeau. Hazel had been employed by Citizens State Bank
of Trempealeau for 33 years and was Trempealeau's Citizen of the Year in
She was a lifetime member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors are a sister, Jean (Edward) LaSeure of La Crosse, Wis; several
nieces, nephews, grt. nieces and grt. nephews.
Hazel was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley; a son, Alan; 3
sisters, Mary Schliecker, Nellie Church, Florence Thompson; and 2 brothers,
John Newcomb and Lincoln Newcomb.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, February 24, 2000 in Trempealeau
United Methodist Church with Rev. Betsy Miller-Ruben officiating. Burial
will be in Trempealeau Public Cemetery. Friends may call at the church
on Thursday from noon until services.
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville Chapel, assisted the family.
Mary Grace Pickering
Mary Grace Pickering, 81, of Winona, Minn. died Wednesday, December
27, 2000 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wis.
She was born September 20, 1919 to Roy and Blanche (Freer) Beck in
Galesville, Wis. She graduated from Galesville High School. On May 1, 1942
Mary Grace married Delbert Pickering in Centerville, Wis. She moved to
Winona in 1980. She was a member of Living Light Church of Winona, Eastern
Star, and D.A.R.
Mary Grace is survived by 2 sons, Bruce Pickering of Beloit, Wis.,
Russell Pickering of South Beloit, Ill.; 2 daughters Anna (Ken) Pearson
of Grandview, MO., and Cindy (John) Gabrych of Centerville; 6 grandchildren,
2 great grandchildren, one brother, James Beck of Centerville and special
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were Saturday, December 30, 2000 at Zwickey Funeral Homes
Galesvile Chapel. Rev. Tony Morgan officiated. Burial will be in the spring
at Pine Cliff Cemetery in Galesville.
Margaret T. Prochowicz, age 82, of Trempealeau, died Wednesday, December
30, 1998 at Marinuka Manor Nursing Home in Galesville.
She was born May 7, 1916 to Ernest and Elona (Kral) Sabo in Pittsburgh,
On November 25, 1937, she married Robert Laun Sr. He died June 17,
1950. On February 23, 1952 she married Frank Prochowicz in Pittsburgh,
Penn. They moved to Trempealeau in 1952. Frank died February 17, 1967.
Margaret was a member of St. Barholomew's Catholic Church in Trempealeau.
She is survived by 2 sons, Robert (Laticia) Laun Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz.,
Thomas Prochowicz of Trempealeau; 3 daughters, Margaret Patricia McFadden
of Trempealeau, Helen Linda (Timothy) Chronowski of Virginia Beach, Virg.,
AnnMarie Prochowicz of Trempealeau; 7 grandchildren - Michael McFadden,
Mark (Leanne) McFadden, Dawn McFadden, Brian Chronowski, Celeste Proe,
Robert Proe and Christin Proe; 5 great grandchildren; a sister Mary Lacey
and a brother James Sabo, both of Pittsburgh, Penn. She was preceded in
death by her parents, both husbands, 7 brothers, 1 sister and a daughter
Funeral services were Monday, January 4, 1999 at St. Bartholomew's
Catholic Church in Trempealeau, Fr. Robert Wagner officiated. Burial was
in Holy Cross Cemetery, Trempealeau.
"God saw that she was getting tired, and a cure was not to be, so He
put His arms around her and whispered "come with me". With tearful eyes
we watched her suffer and saw her fade away. Although we loved her dearly,
we could not make her stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working
hands rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best".
We will love you forever.
William J. Ratajczek
William J. Ratajczek, 60, of rural Trempealeau died Monday, April 24,
2000, in his home.
William was born March 19, 1940 to William and Florence (Walski) Ratajczek
in Galesville,Wis. He attended area schools. On November 28, 1964 William
married Janice (Schroeder) in Arcadia, Wis. For many years they ran Valley
William is survived by his wife; 2 sons, James (Kristine) Ratajczek
of La Crosse, Richard (Tracy Wilde) Ratajczek of Trempealeau; 3 daughters,
Cynthia (Roy Farnum) Grayburn of Davenport, Iowa; Vicky (Shawn) Docken
of Galesville and Angela (Troy) McMahon of Trempealeau; 8 grandchildren
and 2 great grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 28, 2000,
at Evergreen Cemetery in Centerville. Rev. Dr. R. Steven Krueger will officiate.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 27, 2000, at the Zwickey
Funeral Homes Galesville Chapel.
Alvin O. Rosenvold
Alvin O. Rosenvold, 82, of Galesville, died Tuesday, February 22, 2000
in Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin.
He was born April 10, 1917 in Gale Township, Trempealeau Co., Wis.
to Hans and Louise (Iverson) Rosenvold. He never married. Alvin farmed
the home farm being involved with the dairy herd until selling the herd
to become involved in beef prior to retiring. He was a member of Hardies
Creek Lutheran Church of rural Ettrick, Wis. and its Men's Club.
Survivors are a sister, Myrtle Rosenvold of Galesville and several
Funeral services were Friday, February 25, 2000 in Hardies Creek Lutheran
Church. Rev. John Ashland officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Zwickey Funeral Homes assisted the family.
Lillian Mae Quall
Lillian "Lil" Mae Quall, 72, of Galesville, died Tuesday, November
9, 1999 at her home with family and friends by her side. She was born May
18, 1927 in Galesville to James and Violet (Gardner) Solberg. On June 27,
1953 she married Raymond E. Quall. Raymond passed away on May 6, 1998.
Lil was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Galesville, Wisconsin.
During her spare time, Lil loved to read, play cards and visit friends
in the community. For years she enjoyed gardening and her visits at Marinuka
Manor and the Eden House. She touched many hearts both there and within
Lil is survived by four sons, Steven, Greg, Mark and Edwin, all of
Galesville; and four daughters, Laurie Murray of Galesville, Pam (Bernie)
Bisek of Holmen, Lisa (La Verne) Massman of La Crescent, Minn., and Darcy
(Bob) Russell, of Tazwell, Tenn; 15 grandchildren; and four sisters, Betty
Stellpflug of La Crosse, Ginny (Vince) Pinorsky of Trempealeau, Evelyn
Byom of Galesville, and Mary Ellen (Howard) Christianson of Sun Prairie,
Besides her husband, Lil was preceded in death by her infant daughter
Denise, her sister Emma Jean, and brothers James and Edward.
Funeral services were Friday, November 12, 1999 at the First Presbyterian
Church, Galesville. The Rev. Dr. R. Steven Krueger officiated. Burial was
in Long Coulee Cemetery, Holmen.
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville assisted the family.
Clara M. Retzlaff, 100, of Galesville and formerly La Crosse, died
Saturday, July 3, 1999 in Marinuka Manor, Galesville.
Survivors are a daughter, Judy (Charles) Miller of Galesville; 2 grandchildren,
Dan (Ruth) Miller and Sue (Randy) Henderson, both of Galesville; 6 grt.
grandchildren; and a grt. grt. granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her husband, a son, a grandson and 3 brothers.
Funeral services were Wednesday, July 7, 1999, 11 a.m. in Zwickey Funeral
Homes, Galesville. Rev. Arnold Flater officiated. Burial was in Oak Grove
Cemetery, La Crosse, Wis.
Marion J. Rohde
Marion J. Rohde, 79, of Galesville, died peacefully and with dignity
at Marinuka Manor Nursing Home, Galesville on Saturday, April 10, 1999,
after a stroke.
She was born in Camp Douglas, Wis. on January 14, 1920, to Peter and
Katheryn Sorenson. She married Elmer P. Rohde on October 5, 1940.
In addition to her husband Elmer, she is survived by 2 daughters, Barbara
(Tuenis) Zondag of Eau Claire, Wis. and Beverly Rohde of Galesville; one
son Thomas Rohde of Endicott, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild
who loved her dearly; one sister Harriet Leitzke of Westminister, Md.;
one brother Gerald Sorenson of Claremont, Calif. and many nieces and nephews.
Marion was preceded in death by one daughter Betty Buhl.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 17, 1999,
at Zion Lutheran Church in Galesville. Rev. Arnold Flater will officiate.
Memorials would be preferred to Marinuka Manor or to a church of your
Zwickey Funeral Homes in Galesville assisted the family with arrangements.
Helen M. Runkel, 73, of Centerville died at her home on Wednesday,
March 29, 2000. She was born in Independence, Wis. to Paul and Sophie (Suchla)
Woychik. She attended Independence High School. Helen married John Runkel
on June 21, 1946. She was a member of St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church
in Trempealeau. She retired from EMD in 1994.
Helen enjoyed knitting, crocheting, weaving and most recently enjoyed
the internet for email to family and friends. Her love and devotion to
the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus helped her through
Helen is survived by three daughters, Susan (Leander) Kulas, Carol
Byrne, and Mary Burch; two sons, Daniel (Jackie) and Francis (Rhonda) Runkel;
15 grandchildren, Daniel Jr., Joseph, Christopher and Julie Runkel, Rose,
Wayne, Paul and Mathew Kulas, Angie (Ahmed) and Mark Runkel, Rob, Shelly
(Alseth) and Mary Byrne, Lauren and Kathleen Burch; and great grandchildren,
Samantha, Dominic and Victoria Kulas, Makayla Ahmed, and Danielle Alseth;
one sister Marion Sendlebach, and three brothers, Roman, Paul Jr. and Donald
Helen was preceded in death by her husband, a daughter Mary, 3 sisters,
Clara Gierok, Dorothy Sosalla, Rita Schank and a brother Edmund Woychik.
Funeral services were Tuesday, April 4, 2000 at St. Bartholomew's Catholic
Church in Trempealeau. Fr. Robert Wagner officiated. Burial was in Holy
Cross Cemetery, Trempealeau.
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville, assisted the family with arrangements.
Viola E. Rutschow
Viola E. Rutschow, 83, of Ettrick, died Sunday, October 31, 1999 in
Hi Park Nursing Home, Red Wing, Minn.
She was born April 9, 1916 in Buffalo County, Wis. to Carl and Lena
(Hager) Jonas. On Sept. 18, 1935 she married Walter Otto Rutschow in Cream,
Wis. He died June 24, 1995.
Viola was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Galesville and a past
Order of the Eastern Star member.
Survivors are a son, William (Sandra) Rutschow of Ettrick;
2 daughters, Sonya (Daniel) McBride of St. Paul, Minn.; Betty Borseth
of Red Wing, Minn.; 8 grandchildren, Kevin (Joleen), Kathy, Amy (Dean),
Tanya (Jeff), Chad, Jesse, Leslie, Lori; a great granddaughter, Madeline;
and 2 very special, caring friends Ann and Julie.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson and a
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999 at First
Presbyterian Church in Galesville. The Rev. Dr. R. Steven Krueger officiated.
Burial was in Pine Cliff Cemetery, Galesville.
Zwickey Funeral Homes of Galesville assisted the family.
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.
Gerald L. Sacia
Gerald L. "Jerry" Sacia, 84, of North Bend, Wis. died Monday, March
13, 2000 in his home.
Gerald was born May 17, 1915 in Galesville, Wis. to Lee and Mildred
(Parks) Sacia. On August 5, 1941 he married Katherine Buytaert in Loretto,
Michigan. He was a lifetime farmer and a salesman for Midwest Bottle Gas
for over 40 years.
He was a member of St. Kevin's Catholic Church, Melrose, WIs; a lifetime
member of The Belgian Draft Horse Corporation and of the Draft Horse and
Mule Association. Jerry served as superintendent of The Draft Horse Division
of the Trempealeau County Fair for many years. Among his greatest joys
were his family and Belgian Draft Horses.
Survivors are a daughter, Mary (William) Christen of Chandler, Ariz;
5 sons, Michael (Lois) of Melrose, Jim (Jenny) of Pecatonica, Ill., Tom
(Lana), Dan (Carol), Tim (Mary) all of North Bend; 15 grandchildren; 3
grt. grandchildren; 2 foster children, Gene Taylor of Van Nuys Calif. and
Joan Hallmark of Holmen, Wis.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine; 2 brothers, Wendell
and Merle; and a foster son, Fred Lewis.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 18, 2000 in St. Kevin's
Catholic Church, Melrose, with Fr. Thomas McInnis officiating. Burial in
Evergreen Cemetery, North Bend. Friends may call at Zwickey Funeral Homes,
Melrose Chapel on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Merlin 'Merle' C. Sacia
Merlin 'Merle' C. Sacia, age 81, of rural Kasota, MN died February
27, 1999 at the St. Peter Community Health Care Center.
Born: February 23, 1918 to Lee and Mildred (Park) Sacia near Galesville,
Wis. He graduated from the Galesville High School and attended the University
of Wisconsin School of Agriculture in Madison, Wis. During WWII he served
in the United States Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1946 in the 9th Bomb Group
stationed in the South Pacific.
He was employed in the L.P. gas business most of his life in sales
and management. He was employed by Tru Gas, La Crosse, Wis., managed Northern
Propane - St. Paul, Minn. and finally Minnesota Valley Gas, Mankato, Minn.,
overseeing the building of the plant on Hwy 14 East.
Merle married Deborah Scheid on September 22, 1979 in Winona, Minn.
He was an avid horseman who enjoyed trail riding. He will be remembered
for his kindness, love of fun and his wit.
Survived by: Wife Deborah; son Steve and wife Kathy Sacia of Laredo,
Tex.; 2 daughters, Sue Kvittem and her friend Mark Cormak of Temperance,
Mich., Emilee at home in Kasota; 1 grandson Chris and his wife Monica of
Mesa, Ariz.; 4 brothers, Gerald of Melrose, Wis., Carroll and wife Wanda
of Galesville, Otis and wife Judy of Trempealeau, Jack and wife Beverly
of Diamond Bar, Calif; 2 sisters, Lorna and husband Wilbur Betz of Galesville,
Leone and husband Don Smith of Medford, Wis.; numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: parents, 1 brother Wendell and his wife Bernice;
sister-in-law Catherine Sacia.
Services were Wednesday, March 3, 1999, 1:30 p.m. at the First Lutheran
Catholic Church in St. Peter. Spring burial in the Pine Cliff Cemetery
in Galesville. Memorials preferred to St. Peter Catholic Church Building
Fund or St. Peter Education Foundation.
Selmer S. Saeter
Selmer S. Saeter, 97, passed away at the Watkins Home in Winona, Minn.
on April 9, 1999.
He was born in Galesville, Wis., on December 12, 1901 to Knute and
Hilda (Gallup) Saeter.
Selmer graduated from Galesville High School, and Stout University,
in Menomonie, Wis. He taught printing in Altanta, Ga., and Appleton, Wis.,
and later went on to other professions including his life-long interest
in Naval Architecture, and gunsmithing. During World War II Selmer worked
in the Manitowoc ship yards. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman.
Selmer was a member of the Masonic Lodge for over 50 years. He married
Margrethe Haugen on January 31, 1946 in Galesville, Wis.
Selmer is survived by his wife of 53 years, a son Krys (Lisa) Saeter
of Seattle, Wash., a daughter Alisa (Fred) Petersen of Winona, Minn., a
brother-in-law Chester (Virginia) Haugen of Osseo, Wis; grandchildren Eric,
Brian Saeter, Tory Schultz, Lee, Christian Medema, Erin Petersen, several
nieces and nephews and all his wonderful family of the Watkins home staff.
Selmer was preceded in death by 3 brothers and a sister.
A memorial service was held at the Watkins Home in Winona, Minn. on
Tuesday, April 13, 1999. The Rev. Wade Davick officiated. Selmers body
was cremated. Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville, assisted the family with
Wilbert E. Selke
Wilbert E. Selke, 91, of Galesville, died Wednesday, June 23, 1999
in Bethany Riverside Nursing Home, La Crosse, Wis.
He was born June 23, 1908, in La Crescent, Minn. to William and Minnie
(Huebner) Selke. On April 26, 1939 he married Elda E. Wehling in La Crosse.
She died April 17, 1993. Before retiring, Wilbert farmed in the Galesville/Trempealeau
area. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Galesville.
Survivors are 2 daughters - Esther Selke of Iola, Wis.; Evelyn (Brad)
Sutton of Christopher, Ill; 8 grandchildren; several grt. grandchildren;
a daughter-in-law, Betty Krause of Waukesha, Wis; a sister Viola Allen
of Madison, Wis. and a brother Edward (Mary) Selke of Columbus, Indiana.
Besides his wife he was preceded in death by 2 sons, and a brother.
Funeral services were Saturday, June 26, 1999 at Zion Lutheran Church
in Galesville. Rev. Arnold Flater officiated. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery,
Zwickey Funeral Homes of Galesville assisted the family.