Miscellaneous Trempealeau County, Wisconsin Obituaries


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Josephine "Josie" Brenengan
Josephine "Josie" Brenengan, age 87, died Friday, November 26, 1999 at Marinuka Manor Nursing Home in Galesville, Wis. She was born July 30, 1912 to Louis and Christina Schneider in Trempealeau,Wis.
Josephine married Milton Brenengan on February 8, 1932. They first lived in Galesville and later moved to the Frenchville area where they farmed together for many years until Milton's death in 1975. Josephine later moved back to Galesville where she lived for 14 years, and moved to the Senior Citizen apartments. Josephine also worked at Gale Products for 8 years.
Josephine was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Galesville and St. Bridget's Catholic Church in Ettrick, both altar societies, and an active member of the Frenchville area homemakers club.
Josephine is survived by 3 daughters, Ivanell (Ronald) Johnson of Holmen, Dorothy (Ronald) Johnson of La Crosse, and Mary Gunderson of Holmen; 6 grandchildren, Jolene (David) Romskog, Jerrod (Julie) Johnson, Gina (David) Olesen, James (Lisa) Johnson, Shelly (Scott) Miller and Bart (Erin) Gunderson; 4 great-grandchildren, Jessica Buckholtz, Kyle Miller, McKenna Gunderson and Ryan Olesen.
She was preceded in death by her husband, and 2 sisters, Rosie Miller and Marie Jessessky.
She enjoyed life. She loved being around people, always making them welcome by serving coffee. She will always be remembered as being a wonderful neighbor, loyal friend and above all a truly wonderful mother. May God be with her and take care of her.
Funeral services were Monday, November 29, 1999, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Galesville. Fr. Robert Wagner officiated. Casketbearers were Jerrod Johnson, Bart Gun-derson, James Johnson, David Romskog, Scott Miller and David Olesen. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Trempealeau.
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville chapel assisted the family with arrangements. CENTER>BACK TO TOP

Selma Bue
Selma Bue, age 97, of Galesville, formerly of rural Ettrick, died on Thursday, April 20, 2000 in the Marinuka Manor in Galesville. Selma was born on September 18, 1902 in the Town of Gale, Trempealeau County, Wis. to Sigvart and Anna (Herried) Molstad. Selma married Kenneth S. Bue on October 7, 1929 in rural Galesville. He preceded Selma in death on September 15, 1986.
Selma was a member of the North Beaver Creek Parish Faith Lutheran Church in rural Ettrick and had been active in its various organizations. She has been a residen t of the Marinuka Manor since September of 1990.
Mrs. Bue is survived by a daughter, Ellamae (Sylvan) Lebakken of Galesville; two granddaughters, Sheryl (John) Christianson of Galesville and Tarri (Robert) Swanson of La Crosse; nine great-grandchildren and a sister, Gladys (Spencer) Instenes of Ettrick.
In addition to her parents and husband, Selma was preceded in death by a daughter, brother, two sisters and a great-grandson.
Funeral services were Tuesday, April 25, 2000 in the North Beaver Creek Parish Faith Lutheran Church. Rev. Tim Ehling officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Casketbearers were Roger Instenes, Randy Tollefson, Randy Lindberg, Vernon Bue, LaVern Saxe and Wayne Sweno.
Jack Funeral Home of Blair assisted the family.

John R. Button
John R. Button, age 81, died Friday, November 26, 1999 at Marinuka Manor Nursing Home in Galesville, Wis.
John was born February 19, 1918 to George and Sophie (Pederson) Button in the Town of Gale Hardies Creek area.
John loved working with cattle. He worked on a farm in Chippewa Falls and moved back to the Galesville area where he worked on Miles McKeeth and Morris Meunier's farms for many years.
John is survived by many distant cousins.
John was preceded in death by his parents.
A graveside service was held on Wednesday, December 1, 1999 at Hardies Creek Lutheran Church Cemetery. Rev. John Ashland officiated.
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville chapel assisted the family with arrangements. CENTER>BACK TO TOP

Dolly Cantlon
Dolly Cantlon, age 77, died Friday, January 8, 1999 at Marinuka Manor Nursing Home in Galesville, Wis.
She was born August 1, 1921 to Calvin and Jane (Brinegar) Green in West Virginia.
She married James Cantlon on December 30, 1953 in Speicher Germany. Dolly and James have lived in Ettrick since his retirement from Military service in 1970.
She is survived by her husband; 2 sons, James B (Barbara) of Ettrick, Lt. Col. John R. (Jenise) of Fort Polk, La; three grandchildren, Heather of Ettrick, Rebecca and Mathew of Fort Polk, La.; 2 sisters, Florence Caton of Vienna, Vir.,
Violet Campton of Mullens, W. Vir.; and a brother Robert Green of Welaka, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and one sister.
It was her wish to be cremated and a burial will take place at a later date.
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville, assisted the family with arrangements.

Barbara Cisco
Barbara Jean (Huff) Cisco, 50, passed away at North Mississippi Medical Center, Tupelo, Mississippi on Saturday, February 26, 2000, after a long, courageous battle with congestive heart failure.
Funeral services were held at Memorial Funeral Home in Corinth, Mississippi on February 28, 2000.
She was born on March 31, 1949 in Corinth. She was an artist and child care provider.
She is survived by her husband Gerald; her father and stepmother, Wayne and Sue Huff of Corinth; her sisters, Phyllis (Huff) Stoner of Galesville, Kathy (Masaro) Harris of Corinth and formerly of Galesville, Angie (Masaro) Williams of Fort Worth, Tex., formerly of Galesville, Debbie (Huff) Garcia of Corinth; and brother, Tony Masaro of Poplar Bluff, Mo., formerly of Galesville; daughters Denise Heiges and Cindy Palmer; sons Brian Burcham, Sean Stacy, Dustin Stacy, all of Corinth, and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy Andriesen, formerly of Galesville.

Darwin B. Congdon
Darwin B. Congdon, 78, of Galesville, died Friday, March 24, 2000 in Mulder Health Care Facility, West Salem, Wis.
He was born June 16, 1921 in Gale Township, Trempealeau Co., Wis. to Bert and Effie (Brinker) Congdon. On August 26, 1944 he married Thelma Jean Bullock in the Town of Gale. The couple farmed on Decorah Prairie for many years. In 1973 they sold their dairy herd to concentrate on crops and hogs.
Darwin was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Galesville, where he had served on Session. He enjoyed his family, farming, bowling and camping.
Survivors are his wife of Galesville; a son, Ken (Deb) of Galesville; a daughter, Margaret (John) Gawlik of West Bend, Wis; 4 grandchildren, Noah, Josh, Aaron, Kendra; and 2 sisters, Mildred (Ray) Schweers of Wausau, Wis., Dolores (Howard) O'Neill of La Crosse, Wis.
Funeral services were Tuesday, March 28, 2000 in First Presbyterian Church, Galesville. Rev. Dr. R. Steven Krueger officiated. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, North Bend, Wis.
Zwickey Funeral Homes assisted the family.

Carlyle Cory
Carlyle Cory, 92, of Galesville, died Wednesday, April 26, 2000 in Lutheran Hospital, La Crosse, Wis.
He was born May 26, 1907 in Eau Claire, Wis. to John and Susan (Becker) Cory. On Sept. 7, 1934 he married Hazel O. Legreid in Blair, Wis. She died March 27, 1993.
Carlyle was actively involved at Zion Lutheran Church of Galesville where he had served in several capacities including Superintendent of Sunday School and was the 1995 Kids Parade Marshal. He had exhibited at the Trempealeau County Fair since 1935, was active in the Red Cross Bloodmobile, was a beekeeper, a rose gardener and had built 7000 plus bluebird houses, giving them away in an attempt to bring the bird back to the Coulee Region. He served on the Galesville Volunteer Fire Department for 46 years and had been their secretary and with his wife Hazel, were past May Days Parade Marshals in Galesville. A special certificate was awarded Carlyle for 58 years of annually attending the local school board budget meeting. He was a retired carpenter by trade and was presently involved in being a mediator for Trempealeau County Courts.
Survivors are 2 daughters, Susan Johnson of Hudson, Ill. and Kathleen (Gary) Fournier of Dayton, Ohio; 6 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.
Besides his wife he was preceded in death by a sister, a brother and a son-in-law.
Funeral services were Saturday, April 29, 2000 in Zion Lutheran Church, Galesville. Revs. Arnold Flater and Deanna Langle officiated. Burial was in Glasgow Cemetery, rural Ettrick, Wis.
Memorials may be directed to Zion Lutheran Church, Galesville or Galesville Public Library.
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville Chapel assisted the family.

Robert John Cottingham
Robert John Cottingham, 59, died Sunday, December 19, 1999, in Gundersen Lutheran Hospital, La Crosse, Wis.
He was born October 28, 1940, in Racine, Wis., to Pauline (Cipov) and Marvin Cottingham, Sr.
Robert attended high school in Chetek, Wis. He married Marie Klopatek in 1960. They were later divorced. On June 25, 1983, he married Dorothy Smith in Trempealeau, Wis.
Robert worked for American Motors in Kenosha, Wis. and for Fiberite, in Winona, Minn., until his retirement in 1985.
Robert is survived by his wife, Dorothy, of Galesville; four children, Jeanna (Floyd) White, of Onalaska, Wis., Lisa (Michael) Bushman, of Fountain City, Wis., Mary Howe, of Galesville, Wis., and Michael Cottingham, of La Crosse; his mother, Pauline Millner, of Plymouth, Minn., a brother, Marvin (Gloria) Cottingham, Jr., of Kenosha, Wis., and two sisters, Andrea (Ronald) Boggess, of Barron, Wis., and Jean Ann (Bill) Hughes, of North Highland, Calif.; six grandchildren, Kyle and Lee Bushman, Quincy, Nathan, and Halley White, and Liz Howe.
His wish was to be cremated.
Memorial services will be Wednesday, December 22, at 1 p.m. at Hope Christian Reformed Church, 1001 Quincey Street, Onalaska, Wis.
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville Chapel, assisted the family.

Muriel A. (Pedersen) Cowan
Muriel A. (Pedersen) Cowan, 76, of Trempealeau, died Wednesday, December 15, 1999 in Marinuka Manor, Galesville, Wis. She was born Sept. 24, 1923 in Avoca, Wis. to Harry and Nona (Jacquish) Davis. Muriel grew up in Beloit, Wis. and married Otto Pedersen April 9, 1944. As a couple they moved to the Onalaska area in 1960. Otto died August 26, 1973. On July 2, 1975 she married Lloyd Cowan and they lived in Trempealeau. Lloyd died Feb. 4, 1998. Muriel had been employed at the La Crosse Hotel for many years as a desk clerk. Survivors are a daughter Muriel Jean ( William) Lawrence of Seattle, Wash; 2 stepsons, Charles (Christine) Cowan of Peoria, Ill., John Cowan of Trempealeau; 6 stepdaughters, Margaret (Richard) Wing and Ellen Pratt both of La Crosse, Catherine Knopf of Milpitas, Calif., Virginia (Peter) Stanislawski of Trempealeau, Vivian (Mort) Simerson of Peoria, Ill., Teresa (Steve) McAllister of Gulf Port, Miss.; 3 grandchildren; 23 step-grandchildren; 3 grt. grandchildren; 26 step-great grandchildren. Besides her husbands she was preceded in death by a total of 9 siblings, a step granddaughter, and 2 step-great grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, December 18, 1999 in Zwickey Funeral Homes Galesville Chapel. Rev. Dr. R. Steven Krueger officiated. Burial was in Trempealeau Public Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Marinuka Manor, Galesville.

Nettie L. Coyle
Nettie L. Coyle, age 90, of Trempealeau, died Monday, November 29, 1999 at Marinuka Manor in Galesville, Wis.
She was born September 20, 1909 to William and Lille (Wilson) Snodgrass in rural Westby. Nettie graduated from high school and went on to nursing school at St. Francis Hospital in La Crosse, Wis. Later she worked at Kresge Department Store in Winona for many years. Nettie married Howard Coyle on December 27, 1940 in the Little Brown Church in Iowa.
Nettie was very active in the United Methodist Church in Trempealeau.
She is survived by a daughter Karen (Ray) Simpson of Longmont, Co.; 5 grandchildren, Terri Janson, Debra (Stacy) Sammons, Jason (Stephanie) Canar, Justin (Mariann) Coyle, and Stephanie Coyle; and 6 great-grandchildren.
Nettie was preceded in death by her husband, a son William and 3 brothers.
A Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 4, 1999 at United Methodist Church in Trempealeau. Rev. Betsy Miller Ruben will officiate. It was Nettie's wish to be cremated. Memorials to Tremp-ealeau United Methodist Church or the Trempealeau Youth Sports League.
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville chapel assisted the family with arrangements.

Bessie M. Dick
Bessie M. Dick, 84, of Galesville, died March 1, 2000 in Marinuka Manor, Galesville, Wis.
She was born Feb. 1, 1916 in Farmington Township, La Crosse Co., Wis. to John and Clara (Hobbs) Paisley. She graduated from Mindoro High School in 1934 and had attended Teachers College in Galesville prior to marrying Wilbur Dick on Nov. 2, 1935 in Galesville. As a couple they farmed in the Silver Creek area until 1950. Bessie then went to work for Metallics on Brice Prairie until her retirement. In 1994 she entered the nursing home.
Bessie loved music, dancing, travel and eating out at various area restaurants. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Galesville.
Survivors are a brother, Jack (Leona) Paisley of Mindoro, Wis; 2 sisters-in-law, Helen Paisley and Evelyn Paisley, both of Mindoro; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur and 2 brothers, Budd and David.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 6, 2000 in First Presbyterian Church, Galesville, with Rev. Dr. R. Steven Krueger officiating. Burial was in Decorah Prairie Cemetery, rural Galesville.
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville Chapel, assisted the family.

Elsie F. Docken
Elsie F. Docken, 74, of Galesville, died Saturday, January 16, 1999 in Methodist Hospital, Rochester, Minn. She was born July 12, 1924 in Durand, Wis. to Ernest and Elsie (Persons) Finch. On April 19, 1946 she married Robert G. Docken in Davenport, Iowa. He died July 17, 1989. Elsie had been a postal employee for 35 years in the U.S. Postal Service prior to her retirement.
She was a member of Rowles-McBride American Legion Auxiliary of Galesville, a past Trempealeau County Fair Superintendent, Order of the Easter Star #249 of Onalaska having been a past worthy matron, a member and elder of First Presbyterian Church of Galesville and the Presbyterian Women where she had been an officer, a volunteer at Trempealeau Elementary School and a past leader of 4-H, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts.
Survivors are a son, William (Susan) of Waukesha, Wis; 2 daughters, Robyn Docken and her friend Kenneth Gunderson of Galesville, Lynita (Mark) Delaney of Trempealeau; 6 grandchildren, Heather Docken, Laura Delaney, Brian Rody, Jeremy Docken, Cameron Delaney, Stacy Ellis; 2 great-grandchildren, Tyler, Kevin; 3 sisters, Juanita Ward and Elrean Wald, both of Galesville, Eva (Edward) Lawrence of North Kingstown, R.I.; and 2 brothers, E. Lynn Finch, formerly of Ettrick, Wis. and now Michigan, Donald L. Finch of Galesville.
Funeral services were Wednesday, January 20, 1999, 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Galesville. Rev. Dr. R. Steven Krueger officiated. Spring burial will be in Decorah Prairie Cemetery, rural Galesville.

Linda Rae Eichman
Linda Rae Eichman, age 46, of Eden Prairie, Minn., formerly of Trempealeau and Arcadia, Wis. died on Wednesday, July 7, 1999, at St. Louis Park, Minn.
She was born November 15, 1952 in Anchorage, Alaska.
She was employed as a Corporate Items Administrator with Northern States Power Company. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and Church Choirs.
She is survived by her husband Barry; sons Nathan and Nicholas; her mother and father Frances and Harold Stevens, Arcadia, Wis; a brother Greg; a sister Brenda Olson; mother-in-law and father-in-law Helen and Harry Eichman of Trempealeau; many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were Monday, July 12, 1999, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Eden Prairie. Private family interment.
Memorials to the Linda Eichman Memorial Fund, c/o Huber Funeral Home, 16394 Glory Lane, Eden Prairie, Minn. 55344.

Paul Eickman
Paul Eickman, 85, of Moses Lake, Wash. died December 30, 1999.
He was born March 17, 1914 in Trempealeau County to Paul and Martha (Kulas) Eichman. He married Olive Oetken on June 17, 1943.
Paul is survived by his wife Olive; four sons, Dick (Lynda), Bob, Tim (Peggy), and Jim (Diane); two daughters, Sharon (Ron) Hanson, and Jeanie Eickman; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers, John (Genevieve) Eichman and Robert (Grace) Eickman; four sisters, Blanche Kulas and Doris Kujak, both of Tremp-ealeau, Leona Chernetski of Menominee, Mich., and Anna (Roman) Kujak of Fountain City, Wis.; and two sisters-in-law Marie Eichman of Trempealeau, and Lucille Eickman of Menominee, Mich.; many nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers and four sisters.
A funeral service was held Monday, January 3, 2000 in Moses Lake, Wash.
Grant his eternal rest, as he has now completed his journey of life back to God!

Shirley V. Emerson
Shirley V. Emerson, 58, of Galesville died on Wednesday, April 12, 2000 at Franciscan Skemp Healthcare Center, La Crosse, Wis. following a brief illness.
Shirley was born May 31, 1941 to Arthur and Verna (Ranzo) Shires in Winona, Minn. She married Bernard Emerson of Galesville, Wis. on April 21, 1962. She was employed as a cook and waitress at Mike's Bar and Grill until the time of her death.
Shirley is survived by three daughters, Renee (Ernie Jr.) Komperud and Shelley (Andy) Ofsdahl, both of Ettrick, Wis. and Laura (Don) Wyttenbach of Arcadia, Wis.; seven grandchildren, Ernie III, Margo and Andy Komperud, Jeff, Kyle, Karly and Hannah Ofsdahl; three sisters, Rose (Edward) Kamrowski of Dodge, Wis., Patricia (David) Galewski of Independence, Wis. and Cindy Riska of Winona, Minn.; two brothers, Joseph Jr. and David Riska, both of Winona, Minn; a special aunt, Helen Brand of Winona, Minn; a special first cousin Roger Brand of Minnesota City, Minn; several nieces and nephews; closest friends Nancy Olson and Donna Peterson.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a grandson Steven Komperud.
Funeral services were Monday, April 17, 2000 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Galesville. Fr. Robert Wagner officiated. Burial was in St. Bridget's Catholic Cemetery in Ettrick, Wis.
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville Chapel assisted the family.
Casketbearers were Randy Sveen, Darrell Sveen, Darrel Olson, David Galewski, Ed Kamrowski and Roger Brand.

Kenneth Enghagen
Kenneth Gerhard Enghagen, 80, of rural Ettrick died Sunday, February 27, 2000 in Grand View Care Center, Blair, Wis.
He was born June 6, 1919 on the home farm in French Creek, Ettrick Township, Trempealeau County, Wis. to Bernt Idius and Julia (Engen) Enghagen. During World War II, Kenneth served his country in the U.S. Army.
On November 9, 1946 he married Anna Irene Sveen in French Creek. He farmed his entire life. Kenneth was a member of French Creek Lutheran Church, rural Ettrick, Runnestrand-Pederson American Legion Post #354 of Ettrick, and the Gale-Ettrick V.F.W. Post #11156.
Survivors are his wife of Blair; 2 sons, Robert of Madison, Wis., Barry of Ettrick; 3 daughters, Ione (John) Dykstra of Galesville, Wis., Carol (Warren) Krantz of Prospect Heights, Ill., Linda Enghagen of Northampton, Ma; 5 grandchildren; 2 grt. grandchildren; and a brother Ivan of Galesville.
A sister Helen preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 3, 2000 in French Creek Lutheran Church with Rev. Marlene Pankonin officiating. Burial with military rites will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call at the church on Friday from noon until services.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to French Creek Lutheran Church Foundation.
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville Chapel assisted the family.

Gerald A. Enters
Gerald A. Enters, 64, of Trempealeau, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wis.
He was born Feb. 19, 1934, to Robert and Mildred (Pardoum) Enters in Milwaukee, Wis. He served in the Military from Nov. 1953 through Nov. 1955. He was employed by Fenske Radiator for many years.
On July 31, 1986 he married Helen Jessessky in Milwaukee, Wis.
Gerald is survived by his wife Helen; 2 brothers, Tom (Diane) Enters of Menomonie Falls, Wis., Ray (Rita) Enters of Brookfield, Wis.; 3 sisters-in-law, Betty (Peter) Knepper, Margaret Severson and Mary Simerson, all of Trempealeau; 10 nephews and 8 nieces and special friends. Jerry made everyones life a little brighter.
Funeral services were 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 13, 1999, at St. Bartholomews Catholic Church in Trempealeau. Fr. Robert Wagner officiated. Burial with Military Honors was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Trempealeau.
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville, assisted with arrangements.

Todd Erbe
Todd J. Erbe, 29, of Milwaukee, Wis. passed away Tuesday, January 4, 2000 after a long battle with cancer.
He was born in La Crosse, Wis. May 13, 1970 to Larry Erbe and Bonnie Maas.
He was employed at Christman Contractors Inc. until the time of his illness. Todd enjoyed fishing, cooking, and making sausage with his friends and family.
Surviving are his parents,
Larry (Carol) Erbe of Caledonia and Bonnie (Lloyd) Maas, Trempealeau; brothers Chris Erbe and Scott (Missy) Erbe; a sister Tammy Dick; step-sisters Annie Erbe and Amy Erbe. Grandson of Mabel Nakiewich and Harry and Evelyn Erbe and soulmate of Sharon. Also survived by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandfather Al Nakiewich.
A memorial service will be held at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, 6th and Main, Trempealeau, Wis. on Saturday, January 15, 2000 at 3 p.m. Visitation will be at the church Saturday from 1 p.m. until the time of service.

Sarah E. Frisby
Sarah E. Frisby, 19, of Galesville, died Monday, January 18, 1999 of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
She was born September 7, 1979 in Winona, Minn. to Don and Sally (Sievers) Frisby. She was a graduate of Winona Cotter High School and had attended Winona State University. Currently she was employed by Happy Chef Restaurant in Winona.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Galesville. Sarah loved to sing and dance. She was an avid reader and especially enjoyed Shakespeare and the theater. She wrote poetry and enjoyed charcoal sketching. Sarah also enjoyed movies of the 30's and 40's, gardening, and floral arranging. She traveled and camped across our country with her family. Her smile and laughter will be missed by her family, friends, and all who knew her.
Survivors are her parents of Galesville; 3 sisters, Dain (Randy) Dart of Antioch, Calif., Ianna Frisby of Sacramento, Calif., Rachel Frisby, at home;
2 brothers David Frisby and Michael Frisby, both at home; paternal grandparents Ronald and Valora Frisby of Rushford, Minn; maternal grandparents Lester and Elizabeth Sievers of Winona, Minn; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, January 22, in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Galesville, with Fr. Robert Wagner officiating. Spring burial in Pine Cliff Cemetery.
Friends may call at the church on Thursday, January 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. with a liturgical vigil at 8 p.m.
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville, is assisting with arrangements.

Alverna M. Gueltzow
Alverna M. Gueltzow, age 78, of Whitehall, Wis., died on Thursday, January 6, 2000 in the Regions Hospital in Saint Paul, Minn.
Alverna was born on February 18, 1921 in the town of Pigeon, Trempealeau County, Wis. to Albert and Amelia (Hertzfeldt) Moen. She married Elmer Gueltzow who preceded her in death on December 20, 1968.
Alverna was employed as a cook in Eleva at the Diamond Dipper. She later worked as a cook at the Floyd and Evelyn Dahl Rest Home, the A&W Restaurant and GenoÕs Restaurant, all in Whitehall, prior to her retirement.
Mrs. Gueltzow is survived by a son, Robert Gueltzow of Whitehall; a daughter, Mary Ann (John) Brophy of Galesville; four grandchildren; Katherine (Ricky) Pecha of Stanley; Kenneth (Shawn) Brophy, Crystal (Paul) Scott and Colleen (Karl) Schultz, all of Galesville; seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, Alverna was preceded in death by a son, Ken; a daughter, Janice DeGraff; a granddaughter, Debbie Brophy and a half-brother, Orville Knutson.
Funeral services were Monday, January 10, 2000 at the Grace Lutheran Church in Pleasantville. Rev. Harvey Pedersen officiated. Burial was in the Bruce Valley Cemetery in the town of Hale.

Elda Marie Alexander
Elda Marie Alexander, age 59, of La Crosse died unexpectedly and went to live with Our Lord on July 10, 2000 surrounded by her family and friends at Gundersen-Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse. Elda was born on February 15, 1941 in Galesville to Gerald and Selma (Husmoen) Berg. Elda married Morton Alexander on April 23, 1960.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by 3 daughters, Tammy Alexander, Tory Alexander and Tracy Alexander, all of La Crosse; 3 sons, Troy (Laurie) Alexander, Tony Alexander and Terry (Ellen) Alexander, all of La Crosse; her mother, 2 sisters, Sonia (Lonnie) Manske of Holmen and Renee (Ralph) Solberg of Kasson, Minn; 2 brothers, Galen (Marleen) Berg of Ettrick and Larry (Sue) Berg of Bloomington, Indiana; 16 grandchildren and a daughter-in-law Peggy Alexander. She was preceded in death by her father. Elda was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School for 15 years. She was active in many organizations while her children were growing up, such as Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and PTA. She loved arts and crafts and attended many craft shows. She was a member of the Sons of Norway Fagernus. Elda was an avid collector of dolls, Santas, carousel horses, mugs and steins. She also loved gardening, but most of all she loved her family and friends and will be greatly missed but never forgotten.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 14, 2000 at 11 a.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. The Reverend Julie Wollman will officiate and burial will be at a later date. Friends may call at the Sletten McKee Hanson Funeral Home on Thursday, July 13, from 4 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service to be held at 6:45 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until time of services.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference."

Lilah E. Anderson
Lilah E. Anderson, age 87, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, July 6, 2000. Her death came following a courageous battle with Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS) over the past few years. She was born on June 8, 1913, on the family farm in Galesville, Wisconsin, to Lorentz and Emma (Alme) Oines. Lilah graduated from Gale College in 1931, and graduated from
Columbia School of Nursing,
Milwaukee, in 1934 and earned her registered nursing certificate. She was married to Herbert A. Anderson on her birthday, June 8, 1940 and they celebrated 60 years of marriage. Together, they lived in Middleton most of their lives. Lilah was active in her nursing career until retiring in 1979, having worked at Madison General Hospital, Private Duty Nursing, Kiddie Kamp and Oakwood Lutheran Home. She was an active member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church until her illness, serving on multitudes of committees and always eager to help others in her church and community with love and compassion. Lilah loved her family and felt great joy with each new addition over the recent years. In addition to her husband, Herbert, survivors include her daughter, Mary (James) Shipley of Middleton; two grandchildren, Julie (Jeff) North of Houston, Texas, and Derek (Channing) Shipley of Lynchburg, Virginia; two new great-grandsons, Zachery Shipley and Jacob North; a
sister, Lillian Worch of Madison; and a legacy of family and friends to all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Leonard. Life celebration services were held at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Middleton on Saturday, July 8, 2000. Burial was in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke's Lutheran Church, ALS Foundation, HospiceCare Inc. of Madison or to the charity of the donor's choice. The family thanks their friends, church family, medical team and HospiceCare Inc. of Madison for the expert, loving care Lilah received.
Gunderson West Funeral Home.

Marcella Adams
Marcella Adams, 72, of Trempealeau, died Thursday, September 28, 2000 at Tri County Memorial Hospital in Whitehall, Wis.
Marcella was born July 10, 1928 to Benjamin and Eleanor (Suchla) Hovell in the Town of Trempealeau. She attended area schools. Marcella married David Adams in 1986.
Marcella is survived by a daughter Alice Walker of Almena, Wis.; three grandchildren; a brother LeRoy (Ramona) Hovell of Galesville and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, a daughter Nancy and a brother Richard.
Funeral services were Monday, October 2, 2000 at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Trempealeau. Rev. Jerry Hanson officiated. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Centerville.
Zwickey Funeral Homes Galesville Chapel assisted the family with arrangements.

Marian D. (Nichols) Ammerman
Marian D. (Nichols) Ammerman, age 76, of Eau Claire, Wis. passed away Friday, September 29, 2000 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, Minn.
A memorial service for Marian was held Monday, October 2, 2000 at Prock Funeral Home Chapel, Eau Claire. Pastor Mark Olson officiated. Interment was in Lakeview Cemetery, Eau Claire.
Prock Funeral Home assisted the family.

Muriel "Granny" C. Bemis
Muriel "Granny" C. Bemis, 94, of Trempealeau died Thursday, July 13, 2000 in Marinuka Manor, Galesville, Wis. where she was a resident.
She was born May 29, 1906 in Trempealeau to Don and Ella (Gibbs) Fiedler. Muriel had been employed at the capital in Madison as a clerk prior to marrying Oliver George Bemis in Caledonia, Minn. on Sept. 14, 1927. The couple lived in La Crosse before moving to Trempealeau in the 1950's to farm until retiring. He died May 2, 1972.
Muriel was a member of Trempealeau United Methodist Church. "Granny" is survived by 3 grandchildren, Jack Bemis and Keith Bemis, both of Trempealeau, Julie Bemis of Crystal Lake, Ill. and 3 great-grandchildren, Jacob, Devon and Tessa; and a daughter-in-law, Peggy Bemis of Onalaska, Wis.
Besides her husband she was preceded in death by a son, Jack; a sister, Dena and a brother, Herschel.
Her body was cremated.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, July 18, 2000 in Trempealeau United Methodist Church. Rev. Betsy Miller-Ruben officiated. Burial of cremains were in Trempealeau Public Cemetery.
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville Chapel assisted the family.

Muriel "Granny" C. Bemis
Lillian B. Byrne, 82, of Galesville, Wis., died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, at Franciscan Skemp Hospital, La Crosse. She was born Oct. 17, 1918, to Louis and Bertha Twesme. She married VincentJ. Byrne on July7, 1942, and they lived in the Galesville area for over 40 years until his death in Sept. 1984. Lillian was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church, Galesville. She immensely enjoyed family gatherings and the time she had with her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by 5 children, William J. (Debra) Byrne, Sparta, Wis., Robert L. (Sharon) Byrne, Trempealeau, Wis., Sandy L. (Richard) Heinz, Ettrick, Wis., Ann I. (Bud) Ambom, Trempealeau, Wis., and David R. (Julie) Byrne, Las Vegas, Nev.; eight grandchildren, Michael Byrne, Duluth, Minn., Michelle (Randy) McLaren, Trempealeau, Wis., Matthew Byrne, Trempealeau, Wis., Amanda Byrne, Sparta, Wis., Timothy Byrne, Trempealeau, Wis., Christina Byrne, Trempealeau, Wis., Stephen Byrne, Trempealeau, Wis., and Tammy Heinz, Eau Claire, Wis.; one great grandchild, Jon Byrne, Trempealeau, Wis., and one step-great grandchild, Tyler McLaren, Winona, Minn.
In addition to her husband, Lillian was preceded in death by her parents, 2 children, 1 infant and Beverly Byrne, and one grandchild, Robert L. Byrne, Jr.
A memorial service was held on Wednesday, November 15, 2000, at Zion Lutheran Church. Rev. Arnold Flater officiated, and a private family burial will be at a later date.
Dickinson Family Funeral Home assisted the family.

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