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Marguerite Rowlands
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 - 1948.
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 Chapel.

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 Department.
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
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 Lutheran Church.
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 Club.
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 church cemetery.
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 Pearlman
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 Cliff Cemetery.

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 Pickering
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 1983.
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 friends.
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 Prochowicz
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, Penn.
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 Barbara Ann.
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 Fabrication, Inc.
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 cousins.
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 the community.
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, Wis.
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 Retzlaff
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 choice.
Zwickey Funeral Homes in Galesville assisted the family with arrangements.

Helen Runkel
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 many challenges.
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 Woychik.
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 brother.
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 arrangements.

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, La Crosse.
Zwickey Funeral Homes of Galesville assisted the family.


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