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Mabel T. Severson
Mabel T. Severson, 96, of Galesville, died Thursday, March 4, 1999, at Marinuka Manor Nursing Home in Galesville.
She was born April 8, 1902 to Hans and Karen Syversen Moen in the French Creek area. She attended area schools.
December 13, 1922, Mabel married Oscar Severson in Blair, Wis. Mabel worked at the dry cleaners in Galesville for many years. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and the Ladies Auxiliary.
Mabel is survived by 2 sons, Donald (LouAnn) Severson of Ettrick, David (Maxine) Severson of Galesville; a daughter-in-law Dorothy Severson of Amherst, Wis., 2 daughters, Elaine (Harold) Nelson of Holmen, Gloria (Richard) Norman of Rochester, Minn.; 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, Deen (Jon) Layland children Kai and Rikka; Jill Nelson and her husband Michael Schnur; Leif (Pamela) Nelson children Kyle and Britt; Eric (Deborah) Norman children Sijne and Soren; Signe (Thomas) Walker children Janek and Hannah; Hal (Kathleen) Norman; Todd (Kimberly) Norman; Jeffrey (Stephanie) Severson children Madeline and Olivia; Sonna (Kurt) Kopp son Zachary Stoner; Boone Severson and Cale Severson; four step grandchildren, Ronald Best, Carol Kranz, Judith Tokarski and Wanda Sheard, and several step great grandchildren, four sisters-in-law, Luella Severson of Arcadia, Verna Johnsen, Esther Bishop and Normina Severson all of Ettrick, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, one son Warren, 4 brothers and 2 sisters.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, March 9, 1999 at Zion Lutheran Church, Galesville. Rev. Arnold Flater officiated. It was her wish to be cremated and burial will take place at a later date. Memorials preferred to Zion Lutheran Church in Galesville. Zwickey Funeral Homes assisted the family with arrangements.

Selmer "Sam" Severson
Selmer "Sam" Severson, 104, died Saturday, March 4, 2000 in Bradenton, Florida. The last of a family of eight, he was born Jan. 6, 1896 in Tamarack, rural Galesville to Adolf and Mary (Chestleson) Severson. He married Christina Guscetti Nov. 26, 1919 at Winona. She died May 26, 1986. They farmed west of Centerville on the present Nehring farm. They moved to Milwaukee in mid-forties and to Bradenton, Fl. in 1952. He was a barber.
They had one son Wayne, who died Sept. 21, 1990.
Survivors include 4 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and his daughter-in-law Gertrude Severson, all of the Milwaukee area; area nephews, Harold Severson, Centerville, Dick Kiekhoefer, Arcadia; nieces Evelyn Hoff, Whitehall, Delores Hoff, Pigeon Falls and Marian Janikowski, Winona.
Services were held in Bradenton, Fl.

Roderick J. Smith
Roderick J. Smith, 80, of Galesville, died Thursday, March 4, 1999, in his home.
He was born September 13, 1918 to William and Gwendolyn (Pooler) Smith on the home farm in Galesville. He attended area schools. He married Peggy Gibson and she died in 1957. He later married Esther Stephenson and she died in 1997.
Roderick was a guernsey breeder and had one of the top herds. He loved hunting and fishing.
Roderick is survived by a son Garland (Bonnilyn) of Galesville; three granddaughters, Peggy (Doug) Mahlum of Holmen, Canda (Scott) Olson of Trempealeau, Kathy (Chris) Schroeder of Manhattan, Ks; five great grandchildren, Austin, Samantha, Spencer, Casey and Ella; a sister Clarabell Bowersox of Blaine, Minn. and a special friend Leora Jick.
He was preceded in death by two half sisters.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 8, 1999, at the First Presbyterian Church in Galesville. Rev. Dr. R. Steven Krueger officiated. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery, Centerville.

David Walter Snyder
David Walter Snyder, 59, beloved dad and grandpa, died Friday, September 17, 1999 at his daughter's home in Holmen, Wis. after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born to Walter and Sylvia (Stalheim) Snyder on June 10, 1940 in Whitehall, Wis. He graduated from high school in 1958 in Eau Claire, Wis. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany. He married Diane Anderson on July 28, 1962. She preceded him in death on January 2, 1994.
Dave was a longtime member of French Creek Lutheran Church, rural Ettrick. Until his illness, he worked as a carpenter for Jerome Johnson Construction in Ettrick. He was an avid Green Bay Packer fan and Dale Earnhardt fan. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time with family and watching his grandchildren grow.
Survivors are 2 daughters, Kathy (Bob) Walski of Trempealeau, Wis. and Donna (Wes) Linberg of Holmen; a son Jim of Arcadia, Wis; grandchildren Kevin and Mark Walski and Jamie and Brooke Linberg; a brother Den (Linda) Snyder of Bloomer, Wis. and a sister Jackie (Dale) Peterson of Opelika, Al.
In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were Tuesday, September 21, 1999 in French Creek Lutheran Church. The Rev. M.C. Parkhurst officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Zwickey Funeral Homes of Galesville assisted the family.
God saw that he was ill, a cure was not to be. So he put his arms around him and whispered, come with me. With tearful eyes we watched him suffer and saw him fade away. Although we loved him dearly, we could not make him stay. His golden heart stopped beating, he finally laid to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, he only takes the best.

Willard E. Spittler
Willard E. Spittler, 77, of Aurora, Ill. passed away Wednesday, November 18, 1998 at Provena-Mercy Center Hospital, Aurora, Ill. He was born February 22, 1921 in Galesville, Wis.
He was employed as a drill press operator at Barber-Greene for over 15 years until his retirement in 1979.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn M. Spittler of Aurora, Ill.; six children, Susan (Roy) Greene of Yorkville, Cindy (Donald) Cyr of Yorkville, Patti (Charles) Theurer of Aurora, Barbara (Greg) Coronado of Aurora, Michael Spittler of Elgin and Steven (Vicki) Spittler of Marseilles; three sisters, Dorothy Fischer of Texas, Janet Ecker of Wisconsin and Marion (Bud) Faye of Minnesota; several nieces and nephews; eleven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents Lee and Mabel (Christiansen) Spittler.
Funeral services were Saturday, November 21, 1998 at Dieterle Memorial Home. Rev. Sumner Morrison officiated with interment at Lincoln Memorial Park.
Arrangements were handled by Dieterle Memorial Home, 1120 S. Broadway, Aurora, Ill. 630-897-1196.
This is a fond farewell to our brother from Dorothy Fischer, Marion Faye and Janet Ecker.

Blondena M. "Bonnie" Hegy Stathis
Born July 14, 1921, to Joe and Tena (Lund) Hegy, Galesville, passed away August 4, 1999 in Downers Grove, Ill.
Her husband Peter Stathis preceded her in death. She is survived by two sons, Peter (Bobbie) Stathis, Lockport, Ill; Nicholas (Mary Ann), Minneapolis, Minn. and one daughter, Laurie Young, Downers Grove, Ill.; five grandchildren; one brother Laurel (Sylvia) Hegy, Lansing, Iowa and nieces and nephews.
Funeral and burial services were held in Downers Grove, Ill. August 6, 1999.

Stephen Stefferud
Stephen Stefferud, age 53, of Galesville passed away suddenly of cardiac arrest on Monday, February 14, 2000. He was born on November 29, 1946 to Berner and Arlean (Larson) Stefferud of rural Cashton. He graduated from Westby High School and then joined the U.S. Army where he served for 2 years. He was united in marriage to Elaine Gullickson on September 13, 1975.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine and son Jason, both of rural Galesville; his mother, Arlean of rural Cashton; three sisters, Maren (Alan) Ospahl of Waunakee, Kathy (Tom) Colcough of La Crosse and Debra (Richard) Solverson of rural Viroqua; one brother, Bruce Stefferud of rural Cashton; one brother-in-law, Kenneth (Nancy) Gullickson of Chicago; one sister-in-law, Karla (Gary) Vitalone of Seattle, Wash; six nephews; five nieces; one great niece and one great nephew.
He was preceded in death by his father, Berner; his father-in-law, Kenneth Gullickson and his mother-in-law, Fern Gullickson Villand.
Services were held on Saturday, February 19, 2000 at 1:30 p.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Westby. Pastor Gary Daines officiated with burial in the Moen Cemetery, rural Cashton. Friends called on Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Vosseteig Funeral Home in Westby.
The Vosseteig Funeral Home of Westby is assisting the family.

Betty Irene Stephan
Betty Irene Stephan, died Monday, July 5, 1999, at the Good Samaritan Center in Albert Lea, Minn.
She was born April 29, 1927 in Winona, Minn. to Fred William and Anna Laura (Wilkins) Lutz.
She grew up and spent most of her life in the Winona and Galesville area.
In 1946 she married Lucian Malothe and was later divorced. In 1953 she married Henry Stephan.
She is survived by her husband Henry, Albert Lea; one daughter, Dorothy Marie (William) Brophy, Galesville, Wis.; one son Gerald L. (Sue) Lakeland, Florida; seven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; three sisters, Patricia Lutz, Trempealeau, Wis.; Delores J. (Walter) Marten, Rochester, Minn.; Bonnie J. Lutz, Trempealeau, Wis.; three brothers William F. (Marlos) Lutz, Plum City, Wis.; Roger F. (June) Lutz, Beloit, Wis., James T. (Carol) Lutz, Galesville, Wis.; also numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and two infants.
Funeral services were Friday, July 9, 1999, at the Good Samaritan Center, Albert Lea, with burial in the Emmanual Lutheran Church Cemetery, Silo, Minn.

Lester A. Storandt
Lester A. Storandt, 79, of Mindoro, Wis. died Wednesday, December 15, 1999, at Valley Lutheran Hospital, Mesa, Ariz.
He was born November 10, 1920, in Mindoro, to Alexander and Julia L. (Schilling) Storandt. On Sept. 16, 1946, he married Elva Jane Schleifer at Christ Evangielical Lutheran Church, Burr Oak. Lester was a dairy farmer on his family farm where he lived his entire life. He was a member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Burr Oak, where he served as church treasurer and was a member of the school and cemetery board. Lester also served on the Melrose/Mindoro school board and was a 10-year member of the La Crosse Coulee Chordsman.
Survivors include his wife, Elva; two daughter, Kay Campbell and Betty (Jeff) Wegner, both of Ettrick; one son, Gerald (Shirley) of Burr Oak; seven grandchildren; one sister, Doris Vick of West Salem; one brother-in-law, Herbert Craig, of Melrose; nieces, nephews and cousins; and a special family friend, Sheldon Legreid of Blair. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son-in-law, Gerald Campbell; a brother-in-law, Ray Vick; and a sister-in-law, Lucille Craig.
Funeral services were Tuesday, December 21, 1999, at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Burr Oak. Rev. Andrew Schultz officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Wilhelmina E. Stull
On 19 August 1999, Wilhelmina E. Stull, most beloved, after 94 years of life filled with love and caring for others has gently died to this world. Her last days were in the Onalaska Nursing Home, Onalaska, Wis., but she had lived in Trempealeau, Wis., most of her life. She was born 27 May 1905 in Lake City, Minn. She married Leonard James Stull in 1925. He died in 1979.
She is survived by their four children: L. James Stull, Jr., Trempealeau; Julia (Philip) Schmidt, West Salem; Ethel (R. Joseph) Ouellette, Trempealeau; Lawrence (Marianne) Stull, Lake Holcombe; 18 grandchildren: Russell Stull, Sherry McLain, Loreen Emberger, and Edwin (Sue) Stull; Janet (Robert) Kaczorowski, Mary Gianino, Kenneth (Lynn), David (Laura), Ronald (Laura), John (Sherry) and Joan Gillies; Todd Ouellette, Naomi Hale, Craig (Diane), Gregory, Keith (Cheryl) Ouellette; Lynn (Patrick) Kilbane and James (Jennifer) Stull; 26 great-grandchildren: Ellynn, Rose; Eric, Kimberly; Lara, Daniel; Julie Ann, Charles; Seth; Jensyn; Alyssa; Abigail; Lea; Kenneth, Heather, Theresa, Christopher; Tracy, Jeremy, Amanda, Jordan, Jessica; Neal, Liana; Christopher J. and Ashley; 2 great-great-grandchildren, Sydney and Christian.
Besides her husband she was preceded in death by a brother, a step-brother, a daughter-in-law and two great-grandchildren.
Services were at Trempealeau United Methodist Church on Monday, 23 August 1999. Rev. Betsy Miller-Ruben officiated. Burial was in Trempealeau Public Cemetery.
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville, Wis., assisted the family.

Donald W. Stuhr
Donald Wilbur Stuhr, 72, of Melrose died March 26, 1999 at Franciscan Skemp Medical Center, La Crosse, Wis. He was born November 11, 1926, in Onalaska, to Wilbur and Laura (Herrmann) Stuhr. He married Alice Marie Baird on June 28, 1952, at Hardies Creek Lutheran Church, Ettrick. Donald was a lifelong member of the Glasgow community. He also was an avid sports fan, playing city league baseball for about 10 years in Galesville and North Bend. He also coached local fastpitch softball teams including the 4-H team and Freddie's of North Bend. He loved traveling around the state to watch his sons play softball and enjoyed seeing his grandchildren participate in sports. Donald was a leader for the Glasgow-Hardies Creek Busy Bees 4-H Club for many years alongside his wife. He served on the Galesville Co-op Board as a director and then as president. He enjoyed playing cards with his friends in North Bend and others. He farmed the family farm for more than 55 years. Along with the farming, he spent many hours helping his sons and grandchildren prepare their dairy cattle for the Trempealeau County Fair. He had a true love for his Guernsey cows. Donald was very energetic throughout his life and enjoyed bringing a smile to everyone's face. He is survived by his wife, Alice; five son: Bruce A. (Ellen) of Melrose; David W. (Jennifer) of Galesville; Larry D. (Yvonne) of Melrose; Allan D. (Lori) of Ettrick; and Daniel E. of West Salem; seven grandchildren: Jessica, Courtney, Shane, Matt, Lindsay, Zachary and Brynna Stuhr; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Donald was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Phillip and Howard. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 30, 1999, in Hardies Creek Lutheran Church, rural Ettrick. Rev. John Ashland officiated. Burial was in Glasgow Cemetery, rural Ettrick.

Ronald J. Swartling
Ronald J. Swartling, 67, of Winona, Minn. died Tuesday, March 28, 2000 at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire, Wis.
He drove a US mail truck and formerly drove the old Green Bay Route for his Dad. Ronald went to school in Trempealeau, Galesville and graduated high school in Merrillan, Wis. He entered the USAF at the very end of World War II and was extended by President Truman for the Korean War. After being discharged he returned home and helped his father run the Green Bay Mail Route which ran into Winona, Minn. Ronald later got a route of his own. He was in the EMS field for the last 45 years of his life.
Ronald is survived by a wayfaring son Daniel Joseph whom he has not seen nor heard from for years, a loving and caring daugher Ronda Jean (Dennis) Stelling of Millville, Minn.; a granddaughter Jessica, whom he loved very much; two sisters, Janice Mack of Eau Claire, Wis., Joyce Rhoades of Merrillan, Wis. and a brother Leo Swartling of Texas.
He was married and divorced twice and was presently a single man.
Funeral services were Saturday, April 1, 2000, at St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church in Trempealeau, Wis. Fr. Robert Wagner officiated. Burial with full Military Honors followed in Holy Cross Cemetery, Trempealeau.
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville, assisted the family with arrangements.

Marcella E. Swenson
Marcella E. Swenson, 69, of Ettrick, Wis., died Tuesday, May 25, 1999, in her home.
Marcella was born March 1, 1930, to Charles and Olga (Back) Nordstrom on the home farm in North Bend, Wis.
Marcella attended area schools and graduated from Melrose (Wis.) High School.
On March 17, 1951, Marcella married Raymond Swenson in South Beaver Creek Lutheran Church in Ettrick.
Marcella worked for Dutchman's Delite Food Service for many years and Jackson County Home Health Care from 1983-1987.
Marcella was a member of South Beaver Creek Lutheran Church, president of the W-ELCA for many years, taught Sunday School for many years and was president of the South Beaver Creek Cemetery Association for many years.
Marcells is survived by her husband, Raymond; 2 sons, Carl (Jean) Swenson, of Holmen; Bruce (Trudy) Swenson, of Mindoro; 3 daughters, Debra (William) Rice, of California, Rebecca Murphy and Beth (Rick) Weltzein, both of Arcadia; son-in-law Bruce Murphy, of Winona, Minn.; 12 grandchildren; Stacy, Katie, Jennifer Rice, Jeremy, Craig Swenson, Crystal (Michael) Price, Adrian, Michael, Adam Swenson; Bradley Murphy, Kayla, Brian Weltzien and great-granddaughter Amber Price; 3 brothers, Chester (Marjorie) Nordstrom, Wallace Nordstrom and Howard (Ann) Nordstrom, all of Melrose. She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters and 2 brothers.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 29, 1999, at the South Creek Luther Church with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. John Ashland officiated.
Zwickey Funeral Homes in Melrose assisted the family with arrangements.

Florence E. Swenson
Florence E. Swenson, 84, of Trempealeau died on Tuesday, March 2, 1999, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse. She was born on February 8, 1915 in Twp. of Arcadia to Selmer and Christine (Lindberg) Larson. She married Norval B. Swenson on June 30, 1937 at the parsonage of the French Creek Lutheran Church. Florence was a seamstrees at St. Clair's in Winona, a member of Tamarack Lutheran Church and the W.E.L.C.A. and a member of the quilting group and liked to play cards. She is survived by three daughters, Nylene Swenson of La Crosse, Wis., Eilseen (George) Knisely of Minneapolis, Minn. and Christine (Kelly) Knutson of Hager City, Wis.; 6 grandchildren: Lance Severson, Dena Bawek, Heidi Whelan, Jason Junghans, Kimberly Powers, Kyle Knutson; 8 great-grandchildren: Tyler Knutson, Nicholas and Rachel Whelan, Trever Knutson, Brett Powers, Samantha and Sara Severson and Alexandria Bawek; one brother Leslie (Ruth) Larson of Williamson, N.Y., and one sister Jeanette (James) VanKowenberg of Marian, N.Y. She was preceded in death by her husband Norval on November 14, 1995; 3 brothers Alvie, Leonard and Vernon Larson. Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 6, 1999, at Tamarack Lutheran Church, the Rev. Jerry Hanson officiated. Burial was in Tamarack Lutheran Cemetery.

Kyle Joseph Nikitopoulos
Kyle Joseph Nikitopoulos, 12, of rural Galesville, died Friday, June 16, 2000 in Gundersen-Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin.
He was born November 17, 1987 to James and Laurie (Stellpflug) Nikitopoulos in El Centro, California.
Kyle had just completed 6th grade at Trempealeau Elementary and would have been attending G-E-T Middle School in Trempealeau this fall.
Survivors are his parents, Laurie Nikitopoulos of Galesville, and James Nikitopoulos of Ft. Madison, Iowa; a brother Clinton James Nikitopoulos, at home; maternal grandparents Donald and Betty Stellpflug of Trempealeau and paternal grandparents Basil and Olive Nikitopoulos of Port Orange, Fl.
Funeral services were Wednesday, June 21, 2000 at St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church, Trempealeau. Fr. Robert Wagner officiated. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Trempealeau.
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville Chapel assisted the family.

Dorothy Elizabeth Smith
Dorothy Elizabeth Smith, age 101, of Rochester, Minnesota, died Wednesday, July 5, 2000 in Madonna Towers in Rochester.
She was born February 22, 1899 in Galesville, Wisconsin.
Dorothy was a teacher in Sheboygan, Wis. from 1919 - 1921; Brainerd, Minn. from 1921 - 1927; West Haven, Ct. from 1928 - 1956. She resided in Rochester from 1956 until the time of her death. She was a member of the Congregational Church, Eastern Star, P.E.O., and Daughters of the American Revolution.
She never married. She was preceded in death by 1 brother and 1 sister.
Funeral services were Saturday, July 8, 2000 at the Ranfranz Funeral Home Chapel in Rochester, Minn. The Reverend Diane Harvey officiated and burial was in Pine Cliff Cemetery in Galesville, Wisconsin.
Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer's Foundation.

James A. Nehring
James A. Nehring, 50, Colgate, WI. died Thursday, July 27, 2000 at his home after a year's courageous battle with cancer. Jim was born December 8, 1949 in Galesville, WI to Marshall and Nona Nehring. He was baptized at Zion Lutheran Church, Galesville, and confirmed at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Trempealeau. He attended school at Centerville and Trempealeau and was a 1968 graduate of Trempealeau High School. He continued his education at Winona State University where he earned a Bachelor's degree in 1972 and a Master's degree from UW-Milwaukee in 1974. He lived in the Milwaukee area since his marriage on August 6, 1972, to Emily Christopherson of Whitehall, WI. He was currently employed as an expediter at Suburban Construction of Richfield, WI.
He is survived by his wife, Emily; four sons, Marshall (Sarah), Oshkosh; Matthew, Colgate; Mitchell (Lori, fiancee) Oshkosh; and Keith, Madison. Also, his mother, Nona Nehring, Trempealeau, WI; one brother, Irvin (Nancy), Byron, MN; two sisters, Janis (Tom) Spier, Port Byron, IL and Ruth (Chris) Koehn, Cascade, WI. Three nephews and two nieces also survive. He would have been a grandpa in August. He was preceded in death by his father, Marshall.
A visitation was held from 3 until 6 p.m. Saturday, July 29, 2000 at Phillip Funeral Home in West Bend and the funeral service was at 7 pm. at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Richfield, WI.

Margaret Nilsestuen
Margaret Nilsestuen, 86, of Arcadia, Wis. died Tuesday, August 1, 2000 at the Franciscan Skemp Healthcare Nursing Home in Arcadia.
She was born on April 17, 1914, in the Town of Gale, rural Galesville, Wis., to John and Ruby (Van Vleet) Hammond.
On April 4, 1942, Margaret married Gerhard Nilsestuen. He
preceded her in death on October 13, 1998.
Margaret had been a teacher in the country schools of Blair, Wis., Galesville and Tremp-ealeau, Wis.
She is survived by two daughters, Karen (Deane) Peterson of Delafield, Wis., and Wilda Skroch of Fairfax, Va.; four sons, Wayne (Joni Sarles) Nilsestuen of Bolivia, South America, Rod (Carol) Nilsestuen of Deforest, Wis., Randy Nilsestuen of Arcadia, Wis., and Kent (Beth) Nilsestuen of Arcadia; 12 grandchildren; one nephew, Leo (Mona) Hovell and their three children; and one sister, Betty Smaglik of Arcadia.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, husband, five sisters and two brothers.
Funeral services were Friday, August 4, 2000, at the Tamarack Lutheran Church. The Rev. Jerry Hanson officiated. Burial was in the Tamarack Lutheran Cemetery, rural Arcadia. Serving as casketbearers were Margaret's grandsons.
Wozney Funeral Home, Arcadia, Wis., assisted the family.

Marian D. Streich
Marian D. Streich, 78, Trempealeau, Wis., died September 12, 2000 at Onalaska Care Center. She was born
August 17, 1922 to Frank and Pearl (Fetzer) Schultz in Theilman, Minn. She married Harold Streich on April 25, 1942. Marian retired from Winona Glove.
Marian is survived by two daughters Betty (Alvin) Stanislowski and Sandra (Roger) Kramer, both of Trempealeau; a son-in-law Francis Hofschulte of Lake City, Minn; four brothers and two sisters; 7 grandchildren Jeff Hofschulte (special friend Lisa) Lake City, Minn., Daniel (Sandy) Hofschulte of Lansing, Iowa, Rob (Pam) Stanislowski of Trempealeau, Diane Stanislowski (special friend Doug) of LaCrescent, Minn., Dafney Stanislowski
(special friend Eric) of Chaseburg, Wis., John Kramer (special friend Brenda) of Trempealeau, Janelle (Matt) Weaver of Trempealeau; and 13 great grandchildren.
Marian was preceded in death by her husband in 1967, a daughter Darlene, a grand-daughter, two brothers and two sisters.
Marian was a member of the Jehovah Witness Congregation in Galesville, Wis. Her body was cremated. Burial will be at a later date in Evergreen Cemetery, Centerville. Marian requested no services.
We will miss "Mom" and always remember her as a friend, grandmother, great grandmother, and a kind caring person.
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville chapel assisted the family with arrangements.

Edith M. Stage
Edith M. Stage, 78, of Altoona, Wis. and formerly of Ettrick died Friday, October 6, 2000 at Oakwood Villa Nursing Home in Altoona, Wis.
Edith was born January 29, 1922 in Sparta, Wis. to Otto and Bertha (Mellem) Brandt. She attended area schools.
On November 29, 1939 Edith married Rodney John Stage Sr. Edith was employed by Marinuka Manor as a nurses aide for many years.
Edith was a member of Hardies Creek Lutheran Church, Hope Circle, the W-ELCA, she also taught Sunday School, ARC, Homemakers, 4-H and AARP.
Edith is survived by her husband, 3 sons Rodney (Carmen) Stage of Silsbee, Texas, Edward Stage of Nevada, David Stage of Rochester, N.Y.; 4 daughters Edie (Robert) Storey of Ettrick, Linda (Eugene) Johnson of Blair, Connie Faugh of Rochester, N.Y., and Teresa (Craig) Anderson of Milwaukee, Wis.; 18 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; a brother Walter (Mary) Brandt of La Crosse.
She was preceded in death by a son Joseph, a daughter Jo Ann, a grandson Paul and a sister Helen.
Funeral services were Tuesday, October 10, 2000 at Hardies Creek Lutheran Church in Ettrick. Rev. John Ashland officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville Chapel assisted the family.

Dolores E. O'Neill
Dolores E. O'Neill, 85, of La Crosse, Wis. died on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000 at the Hillview Healthcare Center, La Crosse.
She was born in Melrose, Wis. on Dec. 30, 1914, to Bert and Effie (Brinker) Congdon. She married Howard O'Neill in Waukon, Iowa, on Mar. 30, 1948.
In addition to her husband, Howard, she is survived by one son Ron (Sally) of Grafton, Wis; one sister, Mildred (Ray) Schweers of Wausau; one sister-in-law Thelma Congdon of Galesville; and several nieces, nephews and many special friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son David and one brother Darwin.
Memorial services were Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000 at First Presbyterian Church, Galesville. The Rev. Dr. R. Steven Krueger officiated. Private family burial will be in the Pine Cliff Cemetery at a later date.

Leone M. Smith
Leone M. "Le" Smith, 68, of Medford, Wis. died Sunday, October 22, 2000, at Memorial Medical Center Long Term Care in Medford, where she had resided for the past 2 months.
She was born March 30, 1932, to Lee and Millie (Parks) Sacia, of Galesville. She attended Galesville area schools and graduated from Galesville High School in 1950. She attended LaCrosse Business School in LaCrosse.
On Sept. 3, 1955, she married Don D. Smith in Minot, North Dakota.
After her education and marriage she was employed from 1955-1960 at the Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic in Minot, No. Dakota; 1960-1964 lived in Balfour, No. Dak.; 1964 moved to Hollandale, Wis. and worked in Mt. Horeb, Wis. at the Karakaul Inn waitressing; 1967 moved to Arcadia, Wis. and was employed as a medical clinic receptionist and also as a waitress at Wason's Supper Club in Galesville; 1979 moved to Medford where she and her husband owned & operated the R-Bar and she also worked at Memorial Medical Center as an aide and later receptionist for 18 years. She retired in 1995 and became a volunteer for Victim Abuse.
She was a member of Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville, Wis.
Leone is survived by her husband, Don Smith, Medford; three sons, Bob (Karen) Smith, Williston, North Dakota, Brad (Dawn) Smith, Rib Lake, and Lonnie Smith, Medford; 5 grandchildren, Chad, Carisa, Brett, Casey, and Cadie Smith; 2 step-grandchildren, Derek and Bryan Becker; three brothers, Carroll (Wanda) Sacia, Galesville, Otis (Judy) Sacia, Bullhead City, Ariz., and Jack (Beverly) Sacia, Diamond Bar, Calif.; and one sister, Lorna Betz, Galesville. She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Gerald, Wendell "Stub" and Merle "Curly".
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000 at the Hemer Funeral Home in Medford. Pastor James Babler will officiate. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Cremainal interment at Medford Evergeen Cemetery II.

Jane G. Ryan
Jane G. Ryan, 87, died Sunday aftemoon, November 12, 2000, at her home. Born February 11,1915, in Idaho, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank and Jenny (Coolidge) Holmes. She has lived 50 years in Davis, Ill., coming here from the Indianapolis, Indiana, area. She married LeLand Kirkpatrick in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1940; he passed away in 1965. Then she married William Isom in 1968; he passed away in 1978. Then she married Frank Ryan in 1980 and he passed away in 2000.
She was employed by an Independent Insurance Agent and Grain Dealers Mutual Company in Indianapolis. Then as Secretary for Lake Summerset Association and helped publish the Lake Summerset News. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, served as a Eucharist Minister, held various offices in St. Anne's Sodality; Former Secretary of St. Mary Catholic Church, Former Officer of the Lake Summerset Yacht Club, avid Bridge player, Treasurer of the Ladies bowling League and an avid bowler, and active in the Indiana Symphonic Choir. She attended Purdue University. She is survived by 5 daughters, Sharyn (William Donaldson) Kirkpatrick of Trempealeau, Wis., Sheryl (Jim) Beckham of Plymouth, Ind., and Geraldine "Geri" Ryan of Lake Summerset; 4 sons, David (Sara) Mulvain and J. Michael (Pat) Mulvain all of Durand, Ill, Ned (Mary Ann) Isom of Sedonia, Ariz. and Richard Isom of Chicago, Ill; 11 grandchildren, Kirk Beckham of Indianapolis, Ind. Kristine Pierson of Chandier, Ariz., Kelsey and Kourtney Beckham of Plymouth, Ind., Mlchael and Katie Donaldson and Erica Schock, all of Trempealeau, Wis., Michael Williams and Michelle Ryan both of Rockford Ill., Laura Williams of Watertown, Wis. and Mark Mulvain of Lake Summerset, Ill.; and 6 greatgrandchildren. She is preceded by her parents and grandchildren Kyle Beckham and Michael Mulvain.
Prayers will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, November 16, 2000, in McCorkle Funeral Home, 101 W. Main St., Durand, Ill., with Mass of the Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary Catholic Church with Father Thomas Monahan officiating. Burial in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Monroe (Wis.) clinic Hospice Assoc., St. Mary Catholic Church, American Cancer Society.

Clinton G. Renning
Clinton G. Kenning, 78, of Galesville died Saturday, November 11, 2000, at Marinuka Manor in Galesville, Wis. Clinton was bom June6, 1922, to Parker and Clara (Anneson) Renning in the Town of Preston. He atttended area schools. On December 12, 1953, he married Shirley (Bakken) in the Blair Parsonage. Clinton worked at Babson Brothers for many years.
Clinton is survived by his wife; 2 daughters, Karen (Wendell) Ziegler of Galesville, Cindy Schuppe of Oregon, Wis., a daughter-in-law, Loretta Renning of Galesville; 5 grandchildren, Mandy Ziegler, Sarah Ziegler, Cory Schuppe, Casie Schuppe and Patience Renning; a sister Thelma Overby of Taylor, Wis.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Steve and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, at French Creek Lutheran Church. Rev. E. Marlene Pankonin officiated. Burial was in Rest Haven Cemetery, Blair, Wis.
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville Chapel, assisted the family.


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