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    Clifford Holmes

    Clifford N. Holmes, 58, of Westby and Coon Valley unexpectedly passed away Tuesday February 11, 2020.  He was born October 13, 1961 in Kallispell, MT to Marjorie (Rabidue) and Clifford “Kip” Holmes.  He attended schools in Coon Valley and Westby, obtaining his GED in Utah. On September 29, 1991 he was baptized along with his son in the Coon Valley Lutheran Church.  Clifford worked for Highland Farms in Cashton for several years but his life-long passion and career…

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    Raymond Hass

    Raymond H. Hass, 89, of rural Genoa, in the Town of Harmony, was suddenly called home to eternal life on Thursday, February 20, 2020. He was born February 4, 1931, in La Crosse to Hugo and Elsie (Young) Hass. On April 5, 1931, Ray was received as a Child of God through Holy Baptism at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Stoddard, WI. He was confirmed into the Christian faith on August 27, 1944 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Bad Axe, WI. After graduating from Baker School, he…

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    Gloria Ostrem

    Gloria A. Ostrem, 82, of Chaseburg, died Sunday February 16, 2020 at the Bethel Home in Viroqua.  She was born August 12, 1937 to Gerald and Hilda (Myhre) Rumsey in Vernon County.  She married Harley Ostrem on October 18, 1955.  They moved to a farm near Chaseburg and lived there all of their married life.  Gloria worked at Sears in La Crosse for 35 years.  Survivors include 2 sons, Steven (Laura) of Montezuma, Iowa and Mark (Lynn) of Chaseburg; 4 grandchildren,…

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    Donald Kammel

    Donald R. Kammel, 87, of rural Coon Valley was called to his heavenly home Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, with his loving wife at his side. He was born on February 10, 1933, in La Crosse, to Rudy and Lucy (Klug) Kammel, attended St. Joseph’s Ridge School and served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955, during the Korean Conflict. He married Patricia Ann Vogel of La Crosse, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. He farmed near Coon Valley while also working at Peter Nelson Construction…

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    Harland Stilwell

    Harland A. Stilwell, 85 of Westby and formerly of Stoddard, died Tuesday February 11, 2020 at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse.  He was born January 29, 1935 in La Crosse to George and Elsie (Mitchell) Stilwell.  He was confirmed at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Chaseburg and attended Riverside School, rural Genoa.  Harland worked for many years in construction.  Harland enjoyed Coon dog trials and stock car races. He was a fan of the Green Bay Packers and the…

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    Esther Blair

    Esther M. (Jacobson) Blair, 91, of Milwaukee and formerly of Coon Valley, died Monday February 10, 2020 in Milwaukee.  She was born January 4, 1929 to John and Ella (Nelson) Jacobson.  Esther was baptized and confirmed at the Coon Valley Lutheran Church and graduated from Westby High School. She married Vern “Joe” Blair on November 22, 1952.  She worked for many years at Johnson Controls and later for Big Lots.   Esther enjoyed dancing, visiting with most…

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    Teman Olson, Jr.

    Teman A. Olson, Jr. 72, of Trempealeau and formerly of Onalaska, died Thursday February 6, 2020 at Gundersen Health in La Crosse. He was born January 19, 1948 in Savanna, IL to Teman and Laurel (Lapp) Olson.  Teman served in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1968 and was honorably discharged.  He married Barbara Pazour on December 21, 1973 in Mt. Caroll, IL.  Teman worked as a conductor for Burlington Railroad for many years.  He loved motorcycle riding, gardening, woodworking…

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    Gary Gaynor

    Gary G. Gaynor, 75, of La Crosse and formerly of Coon Valley died Thursday January 30, 2020 at Shelby Terrace in La Crosse.  He was born May 23, 1944 in Louisville, KY to Gordon and Irene (Quinnell) Gaynor.  Gary graduated from Central High School in La Crosse in 1962 followed by WWTC in 1968 with an accounting degree and Viterbo in 1981 with a degree in Business Administration.  He worked at La Crosse Truck Center for many years followed by La Crosse Concrete for several…

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    Stella Hohlfeld

    Stella Nannette Hohlfeld, age 88, of Chaseburg, passed away on January 22nd, 2020 at Brookdale Senior Living in La Crosse.  Stella Nannette (Haugen) Hohlfeld was born December 19, 1931, to Selmer Rudolph Haugen and Nora Christine (Lee) Haugen in the Town of Coon, Vernon County.  She was baptized by Rev. H. O. Bach and confirmed on May 26, 1946, at Coon Valley Lutheran Church.  She attended grade school at Spring Coulee School and graduated from Westby High School in…

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    Blaine “Jiggs” Oliver

    Blaine “Jiggs” L. Oliver, 76, of Stoddard passed away on Wednesday October 23, 2019 at Norseland Nursing Home in Westby.  He was born November 25, 1942 to Arnold and Eileen (Suiter) Oliver in Viroqua.  He was employed for many years at Lawrynk’s Grocery and Feed in Stoddard. On January 18, 1964 he married Judith Umberger and they were later divorced.  He is survived by 2 daughters, Kristina (Randy) Klar of Onalaska and Kimberly (Steven) Thesing of Stoddard;…

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    Janice Lee

    Janice A. (Stylen) Lee of Coon Valley, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 26, 2019 with family by her side at Vernon Manor in Viroqua. Janice – wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, educator and friend – lived 87 meaningful years. Janice was born on July 27, 1932 in La Crosse, to Edwin and Josephine (Knutson) Stylen of Hunder Coulee. She joined three older sisters, Ardelle, Palma, and Elsie. Two years later, her younger brother, Clayton…

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    Janet King

    Janet A. King, 85 of Coon Valley passed away Saturday November 9, 2019.  She was born December 4, 1933 to Raymond and Agnes (Hundt) Arenz.  She was the oldest of 12 children. Janet married Sylvester King Jr. on June 30, 1956.  She worked for the La Crosse Garment Co., retiring after 25 years. Janet then took a part time job at Kwik Trip in Coon Valley where she enjoyed visiting and getting to know the many patrons.  She always had a smile and an inquiry about your…

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    Edward Wrobel

    Edward James Wrobel, Jr., 86, passed away on November 9, 2019, at his home with his five girls by his side.  He was born July 16, 1933 (his Dad’s birthday) to Edward & Esther Schroeder Wrobel.  He lived his entire life on or near the family farm on Chaseburg Ridge. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church where he remained a lifelong member and, in his younger years, served on the church council and sang in the choir.  He graduated from…

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    Rosetta Heinze

    Rosetta E. Heinze, 91, of rural Bangor died Saturday November 16, 2019 at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse.  She was born June 29, 1928 to Herman and Ida (Martin) Schultz. Rosetta was baptized, confirmed and married at 1st Lutheran Church in La Crosse.  She married Louis Heinze on August 21, 1958.  Survivors include 2 sisters, her twin Rosella Roesler of La Crosse and Delores Manske of Chaseburg; nephew, David (Katherine) Manske of Chaseburg and their daughters, Dawn and…

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    Shirley Berg

    Shirley M. Berg, 86, of Coon Valley, died Tuesday November 26, 2019 at Benedictine Manor in La Crosse. She was born to Paul and Edna (Seidel) Bakken on September 19, 1933.  She grew up in La Crosse on 5th and Hood Streets and attended school at Hamilton, Lincoln and Central High School where she graduated in 1951.  She worked at State Bank of La Crosse for 10 years.  Shirley married John W. (Jack) Berg on September 15, 1956 at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in La Crosse. …

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    Virginia Dunnum

    Virginia H. Dunnum, 79, of Onalaska, died Wednesday January 15, 2020 at her home.  She was born April 4, 1940 to Henry and Elnora (Dopson) Stakston in Vernon County.  She was baptized May 12, 1940 and confirmed May 1955 at Skogdalen Lutheran Church, rural Westby.  Virginia married Maynard Dunnum on August 23, 1961 in Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Westby.  This union was blessed with 2 sons, John and Brad. Virginia had several jobs throughout her life beginning at…