Obits

Obituaries Archive

Jack B. Sampson

MENOMONIE, Wis. (WKBT) — Jack B. Sampson, 92, of Menomonie died Monday February 22, 2021, at The Neighbors of Dunn County in Menomonie. Jack Sampson was born February 19, 1929, in East Grand Forks, MN, the son of Bruce and…

Kellie Lynn Riehle

CRESCO, Iowa (WKBT) — Kellie Lynn Riehle, 50, of Hamilton, Ohio, passed away on Monday, February 22, 2021, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. She passed away at her mom and dad’s home in Cresco, Iowa, where she was…

Patrick J. Brown

LEWISTON, Minn. (WKBT) — Patrick J. Brown, 84, of Lewiston passed away Monday, February 22, 2021, at his home with his family by his side. Pat was born August 26, 1936, in Grand Forks, ND He graduated from Lewiston High…

Margie Todd

CHATFIELD, Minn. (WKBT) — Margie Todd, 94, of Chatfield passed away, Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at Chosen Valley Care Center, in Chatfield. Margie Catherine Binner was born December 30, 1926, in Wabasha, MN, to Andrew and Margaret (Grass) Binner. She…

Kimberley A. Petersen

INDEPENDENCE, Wis. (WKBT) — Kimberley A. Petersen, 64, of rural Independence died Friday, February 19, 2021 at his home. He was born May 15, 1956 in Winona, Minn., to Lorris and Phillis (Wessin) Petersen. He married Claire Rothering and later…

Larry Allan Myhre

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — Larry Allan Myhre, 70, of La Crosse passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2021, in his home. He was born on August 17, 1950 in Viroqua, WI, to Tennie and Gladys (Anderson) Myhre. Larry was…

Myrtle 'Myrt' Wicklund

LA CRESCENT, Minn. (WKBT) — Myrtle “Myrt” Wicklund of La Crescent passed away on February 15, 2021. She was born on March 22, 1930, in La Crosse to Emil and Myrtle (Overgard) Loeffler. She married Norlin Wicklund on June 11,…

Edward F. Opdahl

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — Edward F. Opdahl, 92, of La Crosse died on Friday, February 19, 2021, at the Hillview Health Care Center. He was born on March 22, 1928, in La Crosse to Harry Le Roy and Gertrude…

James Bernard Degnan

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — James Bernard Degnan, 67, of La Crosse died Monday, February 24, 2020, in his home in La Crosse from natural causes. He was born August 23, 1952, in Lake City, Minnesota, to John W. and…

Paul R. Zei

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — Paul R. Zei, 90, of La Crosse passed away on February 5, 2021, after a two-year battle with cancer. He passed away at home with loved ones by his side. Paul was born March 26,…

Patricia H. Crowley

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — Patricia H. (Pitz) Crowley, 92, of La Crosse died at home surrounded by her family on Thursday, February 18, 2021. She was born on March 8, 1928, to William and Mary (Bogner) Pitz and was…

Maxine A. Luft

LA CRESCENT, MN. (WKBT) — Maxine A. Luft, 98 of La Crescent passed away peacefully with family by her side on Thursday, February 18, 2021, at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse. She was born in Jackson, MN, on…

Michael P. Euler

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — Michael P. Euler, 79, of La Crosse passed away peacefully with his daughter and son-in-law by his side at Hope Stay in Onalaska on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. Michael was born December 13, 1941, in…

Mary “Pat” Milisch

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — Our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Mary “Pat” Milisch, 93, died on Friday, February 19, 2021. She was born in Milwaukee to Edward and Barbara (Gardner) Wodell on February 12, 1928. She graduated from the…

Carlyle G. Helstad

BLAIR, Wis. (WKBT) — Carlyle G. Helstad, 80, of Blair passed away peacefully on Friday, February 19, 2021, in the Gundersen Tri-County Hospital in Whitehall. Carlyle was born April 9, 1940, to Carl and Gina (Gimse) Helstad in French Creek.…

Marsha E. Sorenson

OSTRANDER, Minn. (WKBT) — Marsha E. Sorenson, 80, of Ostrander died February 18, 2021, at her home. Marsha E. Meyers was born September 6, 1940, to Melvin and Fern (Halling) Meyers in Austin, MN. She was baptized and confirmed at…

Scott Kaehler

Scott Donald Kaehler, 38, died Friday, Feb. 19. An obituary is pending at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Services in St. Charles, Minn., where visitation will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, followed by a service.

Mary Bennett

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — Mary C. Bennett, 79, of La Crosse died Wednesday February 17, 2021, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse. Services will be held at a later date. The Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley is…

Shirley A. Cvikota

Shirley Cvikota passed away peacefully at her home Tuesday, February 16 after a courageous battle with a rare infection. Shirley was born October 14, 1937 in Prairie du Sac Wisconsin, the daughter of Edna and Clayton Russell. Shirley grew up…

Douglas Earl Hutchins

Doug​las Earl​ Hutchins, 91, of LeRoy, MN died Wednesday, February 17th, 2021, at their home at Wildwood Grove. Doug was born August 7th, 1929 in Litchfield, MN to Earl and Bertha Hutchins. He graduated from Litchfield High School where he…

Michael E. Bonn

Michael E. Bonn, age 57 of Durand, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at the Mayo Clinic Health Systems-Eau Claire surrounded by his family singing “Your Song”. Mike was born on August 4, 1963 in Chippewa Falls. He…

Galen D. Huhe

Galen Huhe, age 77, was called home to eternal rest on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, surrounded by his loving family at his home outside of Cresco. Funeral Services for Galen Huhe will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Saturday, February…

Eli Thomas Thill

Eli Thomas Thill, infant son of Lance Thill and Amanda Ambrose of Winona was born silently on Friday, December 11, 2020. Those left to cherish his memory are his parents, Lance and Amanda; brother, Vance; sisters, Evie and Lainey; grandparents;…

Charles F Abendschein

Charles Frederick Abendschein (96) passed away Friday, February 12, 2021 at Meadowbrook Nursing Home in Bloomer, Wisconsin.  Charles was born July 17, 1924, in White Lake, Wisconsin, to William and LuLu (Hewitt) Abendschein.  He was preceded in death by his…

Susan P. Burgeson

Susan (Sue) Plimpton Burgeson passed away on February 13, 2021 at age 80. Her family was by her side. Sue was born in Chicago, Illinois, on June 13, 1940, to George and Carol (Bugbee) Plimpton living in East Chicago and…

Dale K. Hoenk

Dale Kenneth Hoenk, 70 of Winona, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 in his home with family by his side after a courageous fight against cancer. Dale was born on May 26, 1950 in Elgin, MN to Kenneth…

Julie Wilbright

STOCKTON, MN - Julie Ann Wilbright, 58, of Stockton, MN died on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at Valley View Healthcare and Rehab in Houston, MN. Julie was born the third of triplets on May 10, 1962, in La Crosse, WI…

Melanie Joy Johnson

Melanie Joy Johnson, age 68, of La Crosse, WI, died Saturday February 13, 2021 from cancer. She was the daughter of Joyce and the late Art Johnson. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her 3 siblings, Nancy…

Esther LaVonne Johnson

Esther LaVonne Johnson, age 88, of Eleva, crossed over into the arms of our Savior at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, on Sunday, February 14, 2021. LaVonne, our mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, left behind a huge family…

Daniel 'Dobe' Krueger

LA CRESCENT, Minn. (WKBT) — Daniel “Dobe” Kurt Krueger, 60, passed away at his home in La Crescent on Friday, February 12, 2021, after battling pancreatic cancer for more than two years. He was born on November 19, 1960, and…

June Goethel

DURAND, Wis. (WKBT) — June Goethel, 84, of Durand passed away peacefully Sunday, February 14, 2021, at Grace Woodlands in Eau Claire, WI, surrounded by family. She was born May 14, 1936, in Eau Claire to Tilman and Agnes (Charlamaigne)…

Eugene Simon

OSTRANDER, Minn. (WKBT) — Eugene Francis Simon was relieved of his earthly post on February 12, 2021. Born on May 20, 1928, to Hugh and Ellen (Rafoth) Simon and known as "Bull" to his family and friends, he was raised…

Karen Hoeft

NEILLSVILLE, Wis. (WKBT) — Karen J. Hoeft, 80, of Neillsville died on Sunday, February 14, 2021, at the Clark County Rehab Center in Owen, WI. Karen Jean Hoeft was born on May 23, 1940, in the town of McMillan in…

David Phillips

BROWNSVILLE, Minn. (WKBT) — David R. Phillips, 72, of Brownsville passed away in his home on Saturday, February 13, 2021. Dave was born on January 18, 1949, to Russel and Lois (Dalsasso) Phillips of Genoa, WI. Dave graduated from Desoto…

Esther Johnson

ELEVA, Wis. (WKBT) — Esther LaVonne Johnson, 88, of Eleva crossed over into the arms of our Savior at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire on Sunday, February 14, 2021. LaVonne, our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, left behind a…

William 'Bill' Dunn

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — William “Bill” Fredrick Dunn, 87, of La Crosse passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse. He was born on September 13, 1933, in La Crosse to William E. and…

Michael Neises

With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Michael Wade Neises, 45, our beloved son and brother, on Monday February 15, 2021. Michael was born March 4, 1975, in Anoka, MN, to Chris and Barbara (Horkheimer) Neises. Michael was a…

Arnold Bauer

ELMWOOD, Wis. (WKBT) — Arnold F. Bauer, 87, of Elmwood passed away Saturday, February 13, 2021, at Welcome Home Assisted Living in Elmwood. Arnie was born June 4, 1933, in Lima Township, rural Durand. He was the son of William…

Robert Steinbrink

CHATFIELD, Minn. (WKBT) — Robert LeRoy Steinbrink, 88, of Chatfield passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2021, at his home, surrounded by his family. Robert was born September 3, 1932, in Kendall, WI, to Francis and Gertrude (Grant) Steinbrink. Robert…

Florence Wiesner

NEILLSVILLE, Wis. (WKBT) — Florence Wiesner, 80, of Neillsville died Saturday, February 13, 2021, at the Marshfield Medical Center in Eau Claire, WI. Florence Helen Wiesner was born on May 9, 1940, in Neillsville, the daughter of Emil and Meta…

Ricky Parris

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WKBT) — Ricky Jay Parris, 61, of Chippewa Falls, formerly of Independence, died on Friday, February 12, 2021. in his home. Arrangements are pending with the Jack Funeral Home in Whitehall.

Ellen Aaby

GRAND MEADOW, Minn. (WKBT) — Ellen Belle Bierbaum Aaby, 94, of Grand Meadow passed away February 11, 2021, at Grand Meadow Healthcare Center. Ellen was born on December 31, 1926, in Eyota, Minn. She grew up in Eyota and graduated…

Kurt Brownlee

WOODMAN, Wis. (WKBT) — Kurt Douglas Brownlee, 63, of Woodman passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse. He was born on April 14, 1957, to Leland and Adeline (Bender) Brownlee in Boscobel, WI.…

Viola Marshall

NEILLSVILLE, Wis. (WKBT) — Viola Marshall, 93, of Neillsville died Thursday, February 11, 202,1 at the House of the Dove Hospice Home in Marshfield, WI, with her loving family by her side. Viola Mary Marshall was born on January 29,…

Deborah Halbakken

WINONA, Wis. (WKBT) — Deborah K, Halbakken (Paskiewicz), 69, of Winona passed away peacefully Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at Caledonia Rehab and Retirement, Caledonia, MN. She was born on July 7, 1951, in Winona to Benedict and Marjorie (Karsten) Paskiewicz.…

Ronald Klimek

INDEPENDENCE, Wis. (WKBT) — Ronald M. Klimek, 69, of Independence died Thursday, February 11, 2021, at his home. He was born October 17, 1951, in Whitehall, Wis., to Everett and Verna (Marsolek) Klimek. Ron worked for the Trempealeau County Highway…

Kay Olson

DURAND, Wis. (WKBT) — Kay A. (Millinzcek) Olson, 74, of Durand passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 9, 2021. Kay was born March 23, 1946, in West St. Paul, MN. She was the daughter of Alexander and Esther (Kraft) Millinczek.…

Nola Byers

BOSCOBEL, Wis. (WKBT) — Nola J. Byers, 83, of rural Boscobel passed away at her home on Tuesday, February 9, 2021. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by the Beeman-Patchak Funeral Home of Boscobel.

Joyce Duncan

CHATFIELD, Minn. (WKBT) — Joyce Ann Duncan, 78, of Chatfield passed away peacefully at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, with her daughters by her side. Joyce Ann Sherlock was born May 17, 1942, in Olean, NY, to Theodore…