Obituaries

Obituaries

Kathleen Witte

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — Kathleen “Kathy” C. Witte, 96, died Saturday, January 16, 2021, in La Crosse after a brief illness. The daughter of the late Charles and Alice Callahan, she was born December 17, 1924, in Cortland, NY.…

Robert Affeldt

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — Robert Arthur Affeldt, 83, of La Crosse and formerly of La Crescent, MN, passed away at Lakeview Healthcare Center on Monday, January 4, 2021, from complications of COVID-19. He was born in North Bend, WI,…

Howard 'Mitt' Kramer

Howard F. “Mitt” Kramer passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2021. Howard was born on October 10, 1937, in La Crosse to Benjamin and Teckla (Thesing) Kramer. He was raised on the family farm in Lanes Valley and lived most…

Franklin Rediske

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — Franklin R. Rediske, 88, of La Crosse passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse. He was born in La Crosse on November 14, 1932, to William and Mary…

Martha Feuling

WINONA, Minn. (WKBT) — Martha Louise Feuling, 90, of Winona died Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at her home. Martha was born January 16, 1931, in Burlington, OK, to Harace and Dora (Mills) Furgason. She graduated from Burlington High School. In…

John Kinneberg

RUSHFORD, Minn. (WKBT) — John Norman Kinneberg, 73, of Rushford died peacefully Sunday, January 17, 2021, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, with family by his side. John fought a courageous battle against several cancers over the past seven…

Margaret Burns dies at 102

TOMAH, Wis. (WKBT) — Margaret Lucille Burns, 102, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 17, 2020, at the Serenity House in Tomah. She was born Dec. 22, 1918, in Hazel Green, WI, to Roscoe (Ross) and Agnes (Heitkamp) Doyle. She…

Rose Prokop

INDEPENDENCE, Wis. (WKBT) — Rose Prokop, 94, of Independence died Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at Gundersen Tri-County Memorial Care Center in Whitehall. Rose was born June 10, 1926, in Montana Township, Buffalo County, to August and Mary (Marsolek) Palkowski. She…

Elizabeth 'Betsy' Denzer

Elizabeth "Betsy" Marie Denzer, loving fiancée, daughter, sister and friend, passed away suddenly at the age of 40 in her parents' home on Thursday, January 14, 2021. Betsy was born September, 16, 1980, in La Crosse to Delton and Julie…

Don McFarland Jr.

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. (WKBT) — Don F. McFarland Jr., 83, of Prairie du Chien passed away Sunday, January 17, 2021, at Prairie Maison in Prairie du Chien. He was born May 2, 1937 in Soldiers Grove, WI, the son…

Bouakham Sithisane

ST. CHARLES, Minn. (WKBT) — Bouakham Sithisane, 89, of St. Charles died Saturday, January 16, 2021, at Mayo Clinic St. Mary Campus in Rochester. Bouakham was born June 10, 1931 to ChanPuet and Osa Sithisane in Laos. He married Thomgdam…

Betty Meltesen

CAMP DOUGLAS, Wis. (WKBT) — Betty Alvina Anna Meltesen, 85 of Camp Douglas departed her earthly life to be with our heavenly Father on January 17, 2021, after a brief stay at the Serenity House of Tomah, WI. Betty was…

Timothy 'TZ' Zupancic

NEW LISTON, Wis. (WKBT) — Timothy Joseph Zupancic, 67, of New Lisbon passed away at his home on January 15, 2021. Most of his life he was known by his nickname, TZ. Tim was the son of Joseph Zupancic and…

Dorothy Bushman

CHATFIELD, Minn. (WKBT) — Dorothy "Dottie" Bushman, 74, of Chatfield, died Sunday, January 17, 2021 at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service at 519 St.…

Barbara Gronemus

WHITEHALL, Wis. (WKBT) — Barbara “Bobby” Gronemus, 89, of Whitehall died Sunday, January 17, 2021 at Grandview Care Center, Blair. She was born November 21, 1931, in Sparta, to Irwin and Irene (Resch) Barry. Bobby married Lambert “Bert” Gronemus on…

Amber Patton

Amber Joy Patton, 34, was killed on September 20th, 2020, in Chandler, Arizona, the victim of a random and violent robbery and murder. Amber was born in Saint Joseph, Michigan, on June 24, 1986, and spent her early years in…