Obits

Obituaries Archive

Tamara (Tammy) Kay Irvine

LA CRESCENT, Minn. (WKBT) — Tamara (Tammy) Kay Irvine, age 57, passed away on November 19, 2020 in her home. She was born on December 28, 1962, in La Crosse to Robert and Elona (Papenfuss) Stanton. Tammy was baptized at…

Shirley Suchla

INDEPENDENCE, Wis. (WKBT) — Shirley Suchla, 83, of Independence died Sunday, November 22, 2020, at Lake Winona Manor, after a long battle with Alzheimers and a short battle with COVID-19. Shirley was born October 3, 1937, in Arcadia, Wis., to…

Clara Agnes Olson

Mrs. Clara Agnes Olson (Patten) was born on a Monday in January 1932 in Illinois to Lester and Alta (Kraft) Patten. Clara had the heart of a lion and let nothing stand in her way. She lived in Illinois, Wisconsin…

Patrick James Femal

TOMAH, Wis. (WKBT) — Patrick James Femal, 74, of Tomah passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at Mayo Health System-Franciscan Healthcare in La Crosse. He was born on September 9, 1946, to Frances and Eleanor (Schilling) Femal in Appleton.…

Marvin Clarence House

On November 22, 2020, the heavens received a smiling, jovial angel. After his 65-year career driving semi, his journey is complete. Marvin Clarence House was born in Kasson, Minn., on April 16, 1931, to Alva and Eunice (Wyman) House. He…

Thomas R. Jerisha

MONONA, Wis. (WKBT) — Thomas R. Jerisha passed away at the Onalaska Care Center on November 22, 2020. He was born on November 25, 1946, in Joliet, Ill., to William and Louise (Everett) Jerisha. The family moved to Monona, Wis.,…

Gerald J. Nelson

PLUM CITY, Wis. (WKBT) — Gerald J. Nelson, 89, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 19, 2020, at his home in the township of Rock Elm, rural Plum City, where he lived his entire life. Gerald was born at home…

Mary E. Shaw

McGREGOR, Iowa (WKBT) — Mary E. Shaw, 88, of McGregor passed away Friday, November 20, 2020, at the Great River Care Center in McGregor. She was born October 31, 1932 in McGregor, the daughter of Elmer and Leona (Hill) Hansen.…

Steven Jepsen

HATFIELD, Wis. (WKBT) — Steven D. Jepsen, 70, died unexpectedly Thursday, November 19, 2020, at his home in Hatfield. Steve was born February 28, 1950, in Neillsville, WI, the son of Eugene and Evelyn (Bartz) Jepsen. Steve is survived by…

Beuford A. Howell

VIROQUA, Wis. (WKBT) — Beuford A. Howell, 76, of Viroqua passed away at home on November 20th, 2020, surrounded by family. Beuford was born on September 15th, 1944, in Viroqua to Fred and Jessie (Everson) Howell. He was raised in…

Gary Allen Johnson

SPRING GROVE, Wis. (WKBT) — , 65, of Spring Grove passed away of ongoing medical conditions on November 19, 2020, at Gundersen Tweeten Care Center in Spring Grove. He was born on February 23, 1955, to Gerhard and Odes (Housker)…

Judy L. Hurda

WAUZEKA, Wis. (WKBT) — Judy L. Hurda, 68, of Wauzeka passed away Saturday November 21, 2020, at Gundersen Health System in LaCrosse with her loving family by her side. She died unexpectedly because of medical complications combined with an unfortunate…

Grace D. Dyson

VIROQUA, Wis. (WKBT) — Grace D. Dyson, 90,passed away peacefully on Friday, November 20, 2020, surrounded by her children. Grace was born on May 6, 1930, in Rochester, New York, the daughter of Vito and Clara (Gravina) Danelo. She grew…

Karen M. Bisek

INDEPENDENCE, Wis. (WKBT) — Karen M. Bisek, 76, of Independence died Saturday, November 21, 2020, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis. Karen was born April 11, 1944, in the town of Seymour, Eau Claire County, to Carl and Gladys (Johnson) Stai.…

Joseph Allen Logan

ELBA, Minn. (WKBT) — Joseph Allen Logan, 72, of Elba died Friday, November 20, 2020, at the Minneapolis VA Hospital. Joseph was born July 8, 1948 to Norman and Bernice Logan in Winona, MN. He grew up in Winona as…

Jerome J. Suchla

WHITEHALL, Wis. (WKBT) — Jerome J. Suchla, 87, of Whitehall died on Sunday, November 22, 2020, in his home. A Mass of Christian burial will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, November 27, 2020, in St. John's Catholic Church, with…

David Lee Steig

PIGEON FALLS, Wis. (WKBT) — David Lee Steig, 82, of Pigeon Falls, died on Sunday, November 22, 2020, in the Gundersen Tri-County Hospital in Whitehall, Wis. Arrangements are pending with the Jack Funeral Home in Whitehall.

Jennie J. Freng

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — Jennie J. Freng, 92, of La Crosse passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, November 22, 2020, at the Mulder Health Care Facility. Jennie was born on June 27, 1928, in Owatonna, Minn., to…

Dorothy 'Dottie' Gutenberger

GRANTON, Wis. (WKBT) — Dorothy “Dottie” Gutenberger, 80, of Granton died Sunday, November 22, 2020, at her home in the town of Lynn. Dorothy Jean Opelt was born on October 29, 1940, in Neillsville, WI, the daughter of Carl and…

Elaine Hunter

WEST SALEM, Wis. (WKBT) — Elaine Hunter, 85, of West Salem and formerly of La Crescent, Minn., died on November 22, 2020. She was born on June 2, 1935, in Wadena, Minn., and lived most of her life in La…

JoAnn Kay Forland

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. (WKBT) — JoAnn Kay Forland, 69, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 22, 2020, at her home in rural Spring Valley. JoAnn was born on June 30, 1951, in Fillmore County to Kenneth and Johannah (Hamersma) Vreeman.…

Calvin C. Shaffer

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. (WKBT) — Calvin C. Shaffer, 91, of Prairie du Chien passed away peacefully Thursday November 19, 2020, at Crossing Rivers Healthcare after a brief illness. He was born June 3, 1929 in Blue River WI, the…

Montey R. Stratton Jr.

NECEDAH, Wis. (WKBT) — Montey R. Stratton Jr.,  34, of Necedah died on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Madison, Wis. Montey was the son of Montey Stratton Sr. and Cynthia (Oens) Stratton and was born on Dec. 4, 1985, in…

Bautch Fern

Bautch Fern, 90,died Nov. 18, 2020. Arrangements are pending at Edison Funeral Home in Independence, Wis.

Benjamin Schultz

Benjamin Schultz, 86, died on Nov. 19, 2020. Arrangements are pending at the Edison Funeral Home in Independence, Wis.

Levina Philomena Hauser

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — Levina Philomena Hauser passed away Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. She loved her husband and children and was a friend to many. She enjoyed dancing and beating you at cards. She was slow to anger and…

Marie Kreitzer

CRESCO, Iowa (WKBT) — Marie Kreitzer, 85, of Cresco, died Thursday, November 19, 2020, at Patty Elwood Center in Cresco, IA. A private family Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Notre Dame Catholic Church with Fr. Jacob Rouse…

Marietta 'Mary' Suhr

WINONA, Minn. (WKBT) — Marietta "Mary" Suhr, 96, of Winona passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 19, 2020, at Lake Winona Manor. She was born on June 12, 1924, in Trout Valley, Minneiska, MN, to Alfred and Margaret (Nepper) Johnson.…

Kathleen Diane Gaynor

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — Kathleen Diane “Kathy” Gaynor, 73, of La Crosse passed away peacefully at her home on November 19th, 2020. She was born on January 29th,1946, to the late Kenneth and Harriet (Hanson)Zitzner. She attended Viroqua High…

Thomas Gregory Kampschroer

SPRING GROVE, Minn. (WKBT) — Thomas Gregory Kampschroer, 71, of Spring Grove passed away Nov. 15 at his home from complications of a chronic illness. He was born Sept. 12, 1949, in Caledonia, MN, to William and Violet (Starch) Kampschroer.…

Walt Hammond

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — Clifford Walter Hammond, 96, of La Crosse passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 14, 2020, at Riverside Transitional Care in La Crosse. Walt was born on February 18, 1924, in Omaha, Neb., to C.W. and…

Jeanne Marie Norby

With sad and heavy hearts, on Nov. 16, we had to say good-bye to our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Jeanne Marie Norby (nee Yost). Jeanne was married for 49 years to her cherished husband, Leonard Norby, until his death…

Beverly Mork

MONDOVI, Wis. (WKBT) — Beverly Mork, 89, of Mondovi died Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at Oakwood Villa, Altoona. Beverly was born July 1, 1931, in Mondovi to Leo and Hilda (Becker) Stay. She married Bernard Mork June 29, 1957 in…

Mary Fritz

PROTIVIN, Iowa (WKBT) — Mary Fritz, 69, of Protivin died Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at MercyOne Medical Center in Mason City, Iowa. Mary Lou Riha was born on November 5, 1951, in Decorah, Iowa, the daughter of Clarence Sr. and…

Adeline (Bieneck) Arndt, 100

NEILLSVILLE, Wis. (WKBT) — Adeline (Bieneck) Arndt passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at the Memorial Care and Rehab Center in Neillsville at the age of 100. Adeline was born on July 9, 1920, in the town of Lynn,…

Donna Jean Haag

ALTURA, Minn. (WKBT) — Donna Jean Haag, 83, of Altura died Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at Winona Health. Donna was born September 21, 1937 in Milwaukee, Wis., to Adrian and Vera (Long) VanWormer. On October 1, 1955 Donna married Doug…

Robert G. Lawrence

OSSEO, Wis. (WKBT) — Robert G. Lawrence, 91, of rural Osseo died on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, in the Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. in…

Doris P. Chapiewski

WINONA, Minn. (WKBT) — Doris Pauline Haase Chapiewski, 94, of Minnesota City/Winona, died Monday, November 16, 2020, due to complications from COVID-19. Doris was born in Winona to Hulda and Walter Haase Sr. She attended school in Winona and thoroughly…

Charlotte M. Steinke

MENONONIE, Wis. (WKBT) — Charlotte M. Steinke, 80, of Menomonie died unexpectedly on Sunday, November 15, 2020, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. Charlotte was born September 2, 1940. She was the daughter of Edgar and Margaret (Gruber)…

SPRING GROVE, Wis. (WKBT) — Lavern Reierson, 79, of Spring Grove, passed away Nov 18 at Caledonia Care and Rehab in Caledonia. Laverne was born on May 30, 1941, at the Spring Grove Hospital to Reinhard and Louise (Treangen) Reierson.…

Leora Skroch

Leora Skroch, 72, died Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at the Trempealeau County Health Care Center in Whitehall. Leora was born April 25, 1948 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Arcadia to Rudolph and Mary (Sendelbach) Pronschinske. She married Allen J. Skroch…

Ralph E. Kube

WINONA, Minn. (WKBT) — Ralph E. Kube, 90, of Winona died the evening of Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at Lake Winona Manor. Ralph was born September 9th, 1930, in Cortland Township, near Arcadia, Wis., to Gustave and Helena (Rader) Kube.…

Quentin Ira Hagen

NEILLSVILLE, Wis. (WKBT) — Quentin Ira Hagen, was born on July 15, 1944, to Herman Hagen Jr and Helen Rebecca (Salomonsen) Hagen at the Greenwood Maternity Home. He began his work career on Richard and Viola Buchholz’s farm. From there…

Sarah Jane Winkler

Sarah Jane Winkler was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She left this world suddenly on November 13, 2020, at age 58. She was born in Stanley, WI, to Ray and Dolores (Mengel) Newman. As a child she…

Merlin V. Lenser

COON VALLEY, Wis. (WKBT) — Merlin V. Lenser, 71, of rural Coon Valley died Sunday November 15, 2020, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse. He was born July 24, 1949, in La Crosse to Melvin and Ruth (Bendel) Lenser.…

Irene Sinn

ST. CHARLES, Minn. (WKBT) — Irene Sinn, 86, of St. Charles died Monday, November 16, 2020, at Mayo Clinic Hospitals on St. Mary's Campus in Rochester. Services are pending at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service.

Harland A. Viner

VIROQUA, Wis. (WKBT) — Harland A. Viner passed away November 16, 2020, at the Bethel Home in Viroqua following recent health complications because of COVID-19 19. He was born April 5, 1933, to Ellsworth and Amy (Strahl) Viner in La…

Eleanor Frances Hogue

LA CRESCENT, Minn. (WKBT) — Eleanor Frances Hogue, 98, of La Crescent died on Sunday, November 15, 2020, at La Crescent Health Services. She was born on January 21, 1922, to John and Ida (Fogel) Roraff. Eleanor loved the outdoors,…

Thomas A. Drier

ARKANSAW, Wis. (WKBT) — Thomas A. Drier, 83, of Arkansaw, died unexpectedly Monday, November 9, 2020 at Advent Health Hospital in Durand. Tom was born on August 17, 1937, at home in Cameron. He was the son of Arthur C.…