Miscellaneous Trempealeau County, Wisconsin Obituaries

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Eldon "Al" Wirth 
Eldon "Al" Wirth, 65, of rural Ettrick, died Tuesday, November 28, 2000 in Franciscan Skemp Healthcare, La Crosse, Wis. 
He was born July 4, 1935 in Iowa to Leo and Sophia (Elsner) Wirth. On December 26, 1986 he married Marjorie Brueggen in La Crosse. Eldon had been a grain inspector until retiring in 1997.
Survivors are his wife, sons, Kevin (Shelly) Wirth, Daniel (Sandy) Brueggen; daughters, Tina (Bill) Merrill, Lutrica Wirth, Marsha (Tim) Klug, Kathy (Ron) Kleywegt, Jean (Paul) Strong, Lori (Gordie) Sveen, Kathy Holler, Carol (Roger) Ritter; 12 grandchildren; sisters, Alina (John) Lynch, Irene Faust; and a brother Fredrick (Nettie) Wirth.
A grandson, Brent Grieve; 3 sisters; and a brother preceded him in death.
Funeral services were held on Friday, December 1, 2000 at St. Bridget's Catholic Church, Ettrick. Fr. Thomas McInnis officiated. Burial was in Pine Cliff Cemetery, Galesville.
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville Chapel assisted the family.

Emma Thompson 
Emma Ackerman Thompson, formerly of Peoria, Ill., died April 5, 1999 at Marinuka Manor in Galesville, Wis. Mrs. Thompson was born in Tremonten, Utah on April 13, 1908. Her parents, Daniel J. Ackerman and Kathryn Getz Ackerman, returned to Peoria when she was a small child. 
She had lived most of her life in Peoria before moving to Galesville in June 1996. She married Lloyd R. Thompson on January 2, 1932. Mr. Thompson passed away on July 21, 1981. 
She is survived by her children Eric Jon Thompson, Galesville; Mary Thompson Anderson, Davenport, Iowa, Lloyd Deane Thompson, Mountain Home, Ark.; sisters Mildred Rapp, Pagosa Springs, Colo., Leona Sumner, Lufkin, Tex; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was a member of the Twelve Oaks Apostolic Christian Church. Graveside services will be at the Parkview Cemetery in Peoria, Ill. on April 10, 1999. 

George L. Trim 
George L. Trim, 66, of Galesville, died Monday, Dec. 21, 1998 in Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse,Wis. 
He was born Aug. 13, 1932 in La Crosse, Wis. to Earl and Esther (Skrede) Trim. On Sept. 25, 1954 he married Eileen E. Brenengen in Galesville. George was a 4th generation farmer having worked the family farm in Little Tamarack on Trim Rd., rural Galesville. 
He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Galesville and a past member of Centerville Curling Club. 
Survivors are his wife of Galesville; 4 sons, Edward, Gary (Sue) and Earl all of Galesville, Daniel (Gloria) of Las Vegas, Nev.; 3 daughters, Phyllis (Mark) Stubbe of Schoefield, Wis., Jane (Steven) Schmidt of Las Vegas, Nev., Patty (Steve) McDonah of Trempealeau, Wis; 18 grandchildren; a sister, Mary (Richard) McKeeth of Galesville; and a brother, William (Juanita) of Arcadia, Wis. 
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by 2 grandchildren and a sister. 
Funeral services will be at 12:30 p.m., Monday, December 28, 1998 at Zion Lutheran Church, Galesville, with Rev. Arnold Flater officiating. Spring burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Centerville, Wis. Friends may call at the church on Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998, from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Monday from 11:30 - 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville, assisted the family. 

Phyllis Ann Truax 
Phyllis Ann Truax, 72, of Ettrick, Wis. died Friday, 
December 24, 1999 at Marinuka Manor in Galesville, Wis.
Phyllis was born May 12, 1927 to Corneille and Rebecca (Gibbs) Harris in Trempealeau, Wis. She attended area schools. Phyllis married Wayne E. Truax on 
September 30, 1944 in the Centerville Methodist Church.
Phyllis was a member of Living Hope Lutheran Church in Ettrick, she also was very active in the Ettrick Golf Course running a lot of tournaments.
Phyllis is survived by her husband; 2 daughters, Cheryl Truax of Richfield, Minn., Margaret (Jim) Maynard of Ettrick; 2 sons, Dennis (Patti Muller) of Ettrick, Wayne P. (Shelby) Truax of Hudson, Wis.; 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; one brother Gilbert (Ruth) Harris of Trempealeau, Wis.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, and 2 brothers. 
Funeral services were Monday, December 27, 1999 at 
Living Hope Lutheran Church in Etttrick. Rev. Lyle Ness officiated. Burial was in the Ettrick Public Cemetery.
Zwickey Funeral Homes of Galesville assisted the family. 

Christine J. Van Tassel 
Christine J. Van Tassel, 92, of 703 High Avenue, Apt. 302, Sheboygan, Wis., and formerly of Kohler, died Thursday afternoon, September 23, 1999, at Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center where she had been a patient for the past four days.
She was born on August 30, 1907, in Avon, S.D., the daughter of the late John and Martha (Skare) Johnson. Christine attended Galesville area schools and attended La Crosse State College. On November 1, 1928, she married the late Rolfe Howard Van Tassel in Galesville, Wisconsin. He preceded her in death on April 26, 1980.
Christine was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church in Sheboygan. Christine is survived by Susan Johnson; 2 great nephews, Eric Johnson and Cory Johnson; one great niece, Kirsten (Joe) Stewart; one sister-in-law, Anne Johnson of California; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a brother, Art Johnson; and a nephew, Allen Johnson.
Funeral services were at the Huehns-Wenig Funeral Home in Sheboygan Falls on Wednesday, September 29, 1999. The Rev. Larry Moody officiated. Burial was at Galesville Pine Cliff Cemetery in Galesville, Wisconsin. A memorial fund is being established in her name for St. Luke United Methodist Church and the American Cancer Society.

Conway "Chester" Vernon 
Conway "Chester" Vernon, 73, of Trempealeau, died Tuesday, November 10, 1998 at his home. He was born November 22, 1924 in Fairfax County, Virginia, to Charles and Flossie Lee (Landis) Vernon. On January 20, 1950 he married Mary Lou Boxrucker in Maryland.
The couple later moved to Wisconsin and raised their family. She died May 25, 1998. Conway had been a teamster for many years, but will be remembered by those in the G-E-T School District affectionately as "Chester" the bus driver. He was a member of the Jehovah Witnesses. 
Survivors are 4 sons - Gary (Pamela), Jeffrey Paul, both of Trempealeau, Scott (Claudia) of Green Bay, Wis., Jonathan of West Palm, Florida; a daughter - Jenny Thorne of Trempealeau; 8 grandchildren; and a sister Betty Vernon El Sadr. Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by a brother Joseph.
His body was cremated. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, November 14, 1998 in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Galesville. John Swanson will officiate. Friends may call at the Kingdom Hall one hour prior to services. Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville, assisted the family with arrangements. 

Leona Wagner 
Leona Wagner, age 89, of Blair and formerly of Trempealeau died Friday, December 11, 1998 at Grandview Care Center in Blair, Wis. 
She was born December 17, 1908 to Frank and Mary (Kirlen) Cisewski in Winona, Minn. 
She was employed by Swift and Company for many years. On April 28, 1925, Leona married George Wagner in Trempealeau, Wis. 
Leona is survived by 2 sons, Kenneth of Trempealeau and Richard (Jo) of Lonsdale, Minn; 1 daughter, Betty (Richard) Andriesen of Trempealeau; 10 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren; and 1 brother Frank Cisewski of Apachee Junction, Ariz. She was preceded in death by her husband, 2 sons, 4 sisters and 1 brother. 
A memorial service was held at St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church in Trempealeau on Tuesday, December 15, 1998. Fr. Robert Wagner officiated. Her body was cremated. 
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville, assisted the family with arrangements. 

Edmund M. Waldera 
Edmund M. Waldera, 84, of Trempealeau, died on Friday, May 7, 1999 at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis. He was born on September 12, 1914 in Arcadia to Michael and Mary (Lisowski) Waldera. He married Alethea Schlesser on October 25, 1941 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Arcadia. He served in the U.S. Army in W.W. II. 
Edmund had worked for 7 years at Winona Transit Co., farmed in the Centerville area from 1951 to 1978, and retired in the Trempealeau area for the past 20 years. He was a member of St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church in Trempealeau, the Tickfer-Erickson Legion Post 17 and the Disabled American Veterans. 
He is survived by his wife, Alethea of Trempealeau, one son, Michael (Mary) Waldera of Trempealeau; three daughters, Nancy (Victor) Tuschner of Dodge, Doris (Roger) Daggett of Viroqua, and Rita (Rick) Boland of Independence; one sister Griffie Cotter of Montello, Wis.; 7 grandchildren, Todd (Lynn) Waldera, Tanya (Jim Verse) Waldera, John (Irene Rhode) Tuschner, Julie (Donnie) Havlicek, Jeni Tuschner, Bob and Brad Boland; 2 stepgrandchildren Michael (Pixie) and Carrie Daggett; 3 great grandchildren, Mitchell & Kayla Waldera, and Jessica Havlicek, and 3 step great grandchildren, Gavin, Kayden, Renae. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Sam Stelmach; 3 sisters, one in infancy, Proxie and Emerene. 
Mass of Christian Burial was Monday, May 10, 1999, at St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church in Trempealeau. Fr. Robert Wagner officiated. Burial was in the Holy Cross Cemetery. 
Killian Funeral Home, Arcadia, assisted the family. 
Eddie will be sadly missed by his wife of 58 years, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, sister and friends. 

Martha Williams 
Martha Williams, 90, of Trempealeau, passed away Friday, January 29, 1999, at Marinuka Manor Nursing Home, Galesville. She was born September 1, 1908, in Trempealeau to Clinton and Edith (Hess) Pittenger. She married Russell Williams, May 21, 1928, in Winona, Minn. He died March 24, 1978. 
Survivors are 4 daughters: Ruth Ann (Gerald) McDonah, of Trempealeau; Juanita Thomas and Helen (Don) Barnewitz, both of Winona, Minn.; Nancy (Tom) Severson, of Blair; 19 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Virginia Olson, of Trempealeau. 
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister and two brothers. 
She was a beautiful seamstress and loved flowers and gardening but most of all her family. A wonderful mother, always pleasant, she will be greatly missed. 
Funeral services were Monday, February 1, 1999, in the Trempealeau United Methodist Church, the Rev. Betsy Miller-Ruben officiated. Burial was in Trempealeau Public Cemetery. 

Edward F. Wojciechowski 
Edward F. Wojciechowski, 75, of Trempealeau died Wednesday, March 24, 1999 in his home. He was born June 9, 1923 in Winona, Minn. to Frank and Frances (Langowski) Wojciechowski. On June 10, 1947 he married Dolores A. Lecheler in Elmwood, Wis. Ed was a World War II Navy Veteran and had been employed as a welder for 36 years at Trane Co. in La Crosse, Wis. before his retirement on December 31, 1985. 
He was a member of Towner-Little Bear-Arnold V.F.W. Post #1915, St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church and Trempealeau Sportsman's Club, all of Trempealeau. 
Survivors are his wife Dolores of Trempealeau; 2 sons, Thomas (Linda) of St. Peter, Mo., James (Donna) of Trempealeau; 3 daughters, Susan (Dennis) Stark of Winona, Minn., Margaret (James) Binash of Onalaska, Wis., Rita (John) Carlson of Prior Lake, Minn; 8 grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Mary Seawright of Madison, Wis. and Josephine Squires of Eyota, Minn. 
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 sisters and a brother. 
Funeral services were Monday, March 29, 1999, at St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church in Trempealeau. Fr. Robert Wagner officiated. Burial with military rites was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Trempealeau. 

Clara Woestman 
Clara Woestman, 98, formerly of Trempealeau, died Friday, July 7, 2000 at Franciscan Skemp Arcadia Nursing Home in Arcadia, Wisconsin. 
Clara was born January 29, 1902 to Theodore and Anna (Digman) Schindler in Iowa. She attended area schools. 
On June 2, 1921 Clara married Anthony Woestman at St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church in Trempealeau. 
Clara is survived by a son Ervin (Carmen) Woestman of Trempealeau, 7 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and a great great grandchild, and one sister-in-law Ruth Schindler of Trempealeau. 
Clara was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 2 sisters, 2 brothers, and 2 great grandchildren. 
Funeral services were Tuesday, July 11, 2000 at St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church in Trempealeau. Fr. Robert Wagner officiated. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Trempealeau. 
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville chapel assisted the family. 

Caroline L. Young 
Caroline L. Young, 79, of Trempealeau and formerly Galesville, died Thursday, June 8, 2000 in Marinuka Manor, Galesville. 
She was born December 5, 1920 in Galesville to Henry and Mary Ellen (Ryder) Gelder. On October 10, 1964 she married Vernon R. Young in Galesville. He died June 3, 1976. 
Survivors are nieces and nephews. 
Caroline's wish was to be cremated. 
Memorial services were held Tuesday, June 13, 2000 in Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville Chapel. Burial will be at a later date in St. Bridget's Catholic Cemetery, Ettrick, Wisconsin. 

LaVerna Viola Mayne Taylor 
LaVerna Viola Mayne Taylor, age 94, of Oregon, Wis. formerly of Whitehall, died on Tuesday, 
August 8, 2000 in the Oregon Manor in Oregon. 
LaVerna was born in the Northfield-York area, near Osseo, Wis. on September 11, 1905 to Ole J. and Mathilda (Johnson) Negard. She was the youngest of ten children, four of whom survived to adulthood. She attended school in Timber Creek, Osseo and Gale College in Galesville, Wis. After training and working at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. she married John J. Taylor, a local cowtester from Antigo, Wis. on June 8, 1927. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in 1997, with family gathered from across the nation. 
The Taylors worked with a large dairy herd at Indian Mission School, Marty, So. Dakota and a farm in Waukesha County, Wis. They lived in La Crosse while John was with the Milk Producer's Co-op Association and also lived in Lancaster, Timber Creek, York, Pigeon Falls, Galesville and Whitehall while John was a State Dairy Inspector and Milk Sanitarian for the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture. 
LaVerna was an active member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church and its WELCA in Whitehall, the Tri-County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and chaired the Trempealeau County Easter Seal drive for many years. She and John drove thousands of miles each year, seeing the nation and visiting relatives and friends. Her final years were spent living in Oregon to be nearer her children and grandchildren. 
LaVerna is survived by two daughters, Virginia Bresnehan of Tempe, Ariz. and Carol (James) Grogan of Madison; twin sons, Robert (Marilyn) Taylor of Akron, Ohio and William (Ginny) Taylor of Milwaukee; fourteen grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces, nephews and countless friends. 
LaVerna was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John, on April 18, 1998; brothers, Dr. Otis Emory (Charlotte) Negard, John Robert "Bert" (Emma) Negard, Vivian B. (Inez) Negard; and five brothers and sisters due to an epidemic of scarlet fever/diptheria and a sister to premature birth before she was born, a great-grandchild and her son-in-law, John Bresnehan. 
LaVerna will be remembered with a smile as a whistling, generous, busy and outgoing member of all of the communities in which she lived; a lovng, wise and gifted mother and grandmother; and was funloving to the end of her days. She will be dreadfully missed by a large and loving family, her nursing home and by countless friends made over a lifetime. 
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, August 13, 2000 at 
2 p.m. in Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Whitehall with Rev. LaMoine Jacobs officiating. 
The Jack Funeral Home in Whitehall is assisting the family with arrangements. 

Robert (Bob) H. Trowbridge 
Robert (Bob) H. Trowbridge, 91, of Centerville, died Tuesday, 
August 8, 2000, at Bethany St. Joseph's Care Center in La Crosse. 
Bob was born February 26, 1909, to Robert Daniel and Winnifred Etta (Gibbs) Trowbridge in Trempealeau. His roots ran deep in Trempealeau soil. His paternal great grandparents, Daniel and Elizabeth Trowbridge and Robert and Margaret Brown, all settled in Trempealeau in the 1860's. His mother's great grandfather was James A. Reed who settled in Trempealeau in the 1840's and is credited with being the founding father of Trempealeau. 
Bob spent his early years growing up in rural Trempealeau with his four brothers: Gov, Pat, Art and Harry, and his three sisters: Erma Hempel, Edith Harris and Merna Burt. All are deceased except for Harry (Delores), who currently live in Arcadia. 
Bob attended West Prairie School near Perrot State Park. In 1920 the family moved to South Dakota in search of work. The death of his mother in March, 1921, caused the family to split up, with most of them returning to the Trempealeau area. Some of the older children, including Bob, stayed in South Dakota. Bob worked as a baker's apprentice to help support the family and himself. 
Bob moved back to Trempealeau working at many different jobs, including farming, blacksmithing, and construction. He also worked in a shipyard, on ore docks, and eventually established himself as a carpenter, which was the trade he practiced until he retired. 
He met Rosemary Marcou, of La Crosse, while she was staying in Centerville. Searching for work, Bob went to Norfolk, Virginia, to work in the naval shipyards. Rosemary and her sister Alice went to Virginia to be near Bob and to also find work. 
On October 22, 1941, Bob and Rosemary were married in Portsmouth, Virginia. October, 1942, their first child was born. A few months later, the family moved back to Wisconsin. Rosemary and the baby stayed with her parents in La Crosse while Bob went to Escanaba, Michigan, to work on the ore docks. While working in Escanaba, he received his country's call to serve. He enlisted in the Navy in 1943 and served as a member of the construction battalion known as the See Bees. Bob spent most of his duty in the Pacific and was discharged in 1945. After the war, he returned to his family in La Crosse, staying with his wife's family. Their second child was born in 1946 while living in La Crosse. 
Bob often had to go out of town to work. But on weekends and holidays, he and his family would head for Centerville where he was building a home. In 1949, Bob moved his family to Centerville. Six more children were born to Bob and Rosemary. This was Bob's home until he died. 
Bob learned much about life from his father. Bob had to leave his family often to work to support them, just as his father had. Bob's mother died at a young age leaving his father with eight children, the youngest not quite three years old. Bob's wife Rosemary also died young, leaving him with eight children ranging from three months in age to 15 years old. Despite the difficult conditions, Bob managed to keep his family together. He worked by day, was a father by night, and did this around the clock until all eight of his children were raised. This he managed with the help of his extended family and an assortment of babysitters. 
Bob is survived by six sons including: Bob, Clearwater, Florida; Jim, La Crosse; John, San Jose, Calif; Larry, St. Paul, Minn; Terry (Tina), La Crosse; and Jerry, St. Paul, Minn; and two daughters including: Carron (Ron) Moneyhan, Milwaukee, and Kay Bjorge, La Crosse. He leaves behind nine grandchildren, two of whom are married, and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Rosemary, and one grandchild, Suzie Moneyhan. 
His mortal remains will be buried in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Trempealeau. His spirit, however, will live on in the hearts and minds of his family, and all who knew him. 

Odell M. Tranberg 
Odell M. Tranberg, 84, of Galesville, passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2000, at Franciscan Skemp Medical Center, La Crosse. 
He was born December 3, 1915 in the Town of Gale, to Martin and Inga (Thompson) Tranberg. He married Geraldine Olson on June 11, 1941 at West Salem, Wis., and she preceded him in death on March 22, 1965. Odell was a retired dairy farmer and carpenter. 
He was a lifelong member of French Creek Lutheran Church, where he served on the church council and was co-librarian with his wife in the Sunday School library. 
Odell is survived by daughters, Lynda (Harlan) Hjerleid, Galesville, Marlene (Doug) Holte, Blair, Julie (John) Olson, Holmen, Laurie (Randy) McCutchen, Galesville and Melanie (Rick) Wolle, Onalaska, who was later adopted by Lynda and Harlan Hjerleid; and sons, David (Beverly) Tranberg, Trempealeau, Gene (Peggy) Tranberg, Galesville, and Steven (Laura) Tranberg, Ettrick; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a special mother-in-law, Lillie Olson, Holmen. 
Odell was a devoted family man who took great pride in his children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed the companionship of his longtime collie, Buddy. 
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two infant brothers and one grandson-in-law. 
Funeral services were Monday, October 9, 2000, at French Creek Lutheran Church, rural Ettrick. Pastor John Ashland officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. 
He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. 
Zwickey Funeral Home, Galesville chapel assisted the family with arrangements. 

Orville M. Thompson 
Orville M. Thompson, 83, of Galesville, died Friday, October 20, 2000, at Lake View Health Center in West Salem, Wis. 
Orville was born May 25, 1917 to Orlando and Wilhelmina (Salzwedel) Thompson in Holmen, Wis. He graduated from Holmen High School and attended Agricultural School in Madison, Wis. 
On June 24, 1942, Orville married Lorene Molstad in Blair, Wis. Together they farmed in the Galesville area for 52 years. 
Orville was a member of Hardies Creek Lutheran Church. 
Orville is survived by two sons, Roland (LaVonne) Thompson, Randall (Jane) Thompson, a foster son, Randy (LuAnn) Thompson, and a daughter, Ann Marie Shoop, all of Galesville; nine grandchildren, Diana Symitczek, Jim Thompson, Brenda Lang, Heather Thompson, Sarah Thompson, Stephanie Thompson, Ashley Meyer, Natasha Mickelson, Ataya Mickelson; and 6 great grandchildren, Erin Thompson, Adam Thompson, Jeffrey Thompson, Amanda Treen, Chase Lang, and Reece Lehman; two sisters, Beatrice Winze of Dallas, Tex., and Unice Taylor of Salt Lake City, Utah; one brother, Percy Thompson, of Ettrick, Wis. Orville was preceded in death by his wife and two sisters, Laurna Berkheiser and Sylvia Steine. 
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 24, 2000 at Hardies Creek Lutheran Church, Ettrick. Rev. John Ashland officiated. Burial was in Decorah Prairie Cemetery, Galesville. Zwickey Funeral Homes Galesville Chapel assisted the family. 

Olga A. Waller 
Olga A. Waller, 95, of Galesville, died Sunday, November 5, 2000, at Grand View Care Center in Blair, Wis. 
Olga was born June 16, 1905, in Taylor, Wis., to Edward and Marie (Johnson) Sjuggerud. 
On June 10, 1933, Olga married Goodwin E. Waller in Holmen, Wis., and he preceded her in death on September 15, 1970. Olga was a member of Hardies Creek Lutheran Church and was active in the W-ELCA and as a Sunday School teacher. She was also a member of the Homemakers and was a 4-H leader. Her exhibits of baking, canning, sewing, and garden produce won many ribbons at the Trempealeau County Fair from the 30's through the 60's. Olga and Goodwin farmed in the Glasgow Community, and Olga wrote the Glasgow news and the Galesville news for the Republican for over 60 years. 
Olga is survived by sons Gordon (Joyce) Waller of Augusta, Wis., and Douglas (Eileen) Waller of Galesville; 5 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and 4 sisters. 
In addition to her parents and husband, Olga was preceded in death by infant twin sons, an infant grandchild and 3 brothers. 
A funeral service will be held at Hardies Creek Lutheran Church at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 9, 2000. Visitation will be 6 - 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 8, 2000, at Zwickey Funeral Home in Galesville. 

Melvin E. Wagner 
Melvin E. Wagner, age 86, of Portage, Wis. died Sunday, November 12, 2000, at the Divine Savior Nursing Home in Portage. 
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, November 16, 2000, at the Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage, with Rev. Todd Riordan officiating. Burlal will follow in Pacific Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday from noon until the time of services at 1:30 p.m. at the Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home, Portage. 
Melvin Wagner was born on January 30, 1914, in Minnesota, the son of George and Olga (Olson) Wagner. Melvin and Evelyn Mc Queen were married May30, 1963. 
He is survived by his wife Evelyn, Wyocena; stepchildren, Judy (Phillipo) Ryg;ewocz. Portage, Harold "Bill" (Karen) Reick, Nampa, Idaho, Douglas (Margaret) Reick, Portage, Neva Fisher, Portage, and Pauline "Piney" Miner, Bella Vista, Arkansas; several grandchildren; his brothers and sisters, ErnestWagner, Galesville, Edna Schubert, Galesville, William Bill (Marge) Wagner, Wisconsin Dells, Hazel Alseth, La Crosse, Harry (Valerie) Wagner Spring Green, Minnesota, Lawrence Wagner, West Salem, Irene Schuh, Durand, Wis., Elaine (Daniel) Haines, Onalaska, Wis., Leonard (Judy) Wagner, Galesville, and Irvin (Norma Jean) Wagner, Trempealeau; other near relatives and many close friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Lloyd Wagner, killed in action during World War II, and another brother Emil Wagner.


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