GENE CHARLES BERG
Gene Charles Berg was killed Thursday afternoon in an Air
Wisconsin plane crash 18 miles west of Omaha, Nebraska. He was born on May
13, 1939 in Viroqua to Alden and Bernice (Beffa) Berg. He graduated from
Viroqua High School in 1957 and on November 6, 1960 married Laura Thompson
in Viroqua. He had worked for Gambles for 18 years, managing stores in
Oelwein, Iowa, Freeport, Illinois, and Viroqua for nine years until moving
to manage a store in Grand Island, Nebraska in April of 1979.
Gene was an avid golfer as a member of the Viroqua Country
Club and now the Grand Island Municipal Golf Course. He currently was a
board member of the Downtown Business Association in Grand Island and a
former board member of the Viroqua Area Chamber of Commerce.
He is survived by his wife, Laura, one daughter, Lisa, a
student at the University of Wisconsin-Plattevile; his parents, Alden and
Bernice Berg, Viroqua; one sister, Mrs. Norman (Patricia) Rood, Viroqua;
paternal grandmother, Mrs. Amanda Berg, Viroqua; other relatives and many
CLARICE HAGEN BOGGS
Clarice Hagen Boggs, 67, died suddenly on Friday morning,
December 22, 2006 at Gunderson Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse. She
was born Feb. 12, 1939 to Joseph and Jennie (Taft) Hagen. She graduated
from Viroqua High School in 1957and continued her education by taking
classes at Western Wisconsin Technical College.
She had managed Cass Grocery Store in Viroqua and for
several years worked at Northern Engraving as an inspector. She had a
strong work ethic and held several jobs, supervised many people in the
company and was highly valued at the company. She was also a Sunday school
teacher and a writer.
As a single parent, she was an excellent role model for
everyone, especially her children. She was a remarkable, motivating ,
encouraging, intelligent and inspiring woman. She emulated the
characteristics of an inspired life and exemplified a symbol of
determination and joy for living. She was truly inspiring and empowering.
She enjoyed teaching and sharing with others about
historical events and autobiographies. She also enjoyed sending cards and
packages to friends and family members for special occasions. She also
submitted articles that were published under her pen name Elizabeth Ellen.
She also liked refinishing furniture.
Clarice is survived by two sons; Jerry (Diana) Boggs of
Stoddard, WI. and Chris (Katie) Boggs of Stevens Point, WI.,two daughters;
Lori Boggs of La Crosse and Sara Boggs of Madison; seven grandchildren;
one great-grandson; three sisters, Beryl Eliason of Chippewa Falls, WI.,
Caryl (Jerry) Dunn of Cashton, WI., and Phyllis Eugene) Oium of La Farge,
WI.; seven brothers, Donald (Phyllis) Hagen of Woodbury, MN., Louis
(Shelby) Hagen of Westby, WI., Larry and Richard Hagen of Viroqua, WI.,
Mike (Linda) Hagen of Westby, WI., Bryant Hagen of Marquette, IA., and
Alan (Sue) Hagen of Viroqua, WI., other relatives, and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers,
Patrick in infancy and Earl Hagen; one sister, Esther Wittman.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, December
27, 2006 at Thorson-Reetz Funeral Home in Viroqua, with Pastor Ethan
Larson officiating. Burial will be in Haney Ridge Cemetery at rural
ANTHONY (TONY) BOLEN
Anthony (Tony) Bolen, age 44, died on Saturday, July 30, at
Riverside Community Hospital in Waupaca due to Amyotrophioc Lateral
Sclerosis, (Lou Gehrigs Disease). He was born May
20, 1939 in Viroqua to Arthur and Mayme (Vedum) Bolen. He graduated from
Viroqua High School in 1957. He served with the Viroqua unit of the
Wisconsin National Guard and also served with the U. S. Army and U. S. Air
Force. He married Myrtle Janzen on June 11, 1969 and they lived in Madison
until they moved to Waupaca in 1982. He was a graduate of MATC with an
associate degree as a computer program analyst. He was working for Waupaca
County at the time of his death.
Survivors include his wife;one son, Arthur, both of
Waupaca;three daughters, Mrs. Phillip (Cindy) Trussoni of La Crosse,
Valerie and Farrah both at home;his mother, Mrs. Mayme Bolen of Viroqua;
one sister, Mrs. Arlan (Trudy) Wooden of Marinette; and two brothers,
Gregory of Madison and Steven of Scandinavia.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at
the Thorson Funeral Home with Reverend Elmer Ellefson officiating. Burial
in the Asbury Methodist Cemetery, rural Viroqua. Military rights by
Running-Johnson-Ray VFW Post No. 3032.
Marlene Joyce (Hauge)
Marlene Joyce Emerson, age 56, of Route #1, Ferryville died
on Tuesday morning, June 18th, 1996 at Lutheran Hospital in La
Crosse after a ten year struggle with cancer. She was born on January 2,
1940 in Viroqua to Elmer and Sophia (Midthun) Hauge.
She graduated from Viroqua High School in 1957 and on
February 15, 1958 married Donald Emerson in Viroqua. They farmed in the
Town of Freeman, Crawford County. She then graduated from Western
Wisconsin Technical College as a computer specialist. She also worked at
Vernon Memorial Hospital and Midwest Cablevision. She was a member of
Freeman Lutheran Church where she served on the church council. She also
was a member of the Crawford County Historical Society.
She is survived by her husband, Donald, three sons; Dennis
(Lori) and Gary (Barbara) both of Ferryville, Collin (Jan), of La Crosse,
five grandchildren; Angela, Adam, Alyssa, Sarah, and Rachel Emerson, three
sisters; Shirley (Russell) Adkins, of South Milwaukee, Sandra (Herman)
Sime of Ferryville, Pauline Skrede of Kenosha, and five brothers; Ivan, of
Viroqua, Allen (Louise), of Geneva, IL., Arden, of Silver Lake, Erland, of
Elkader, IA., and John (Betty) Hauge, of Ferryville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother,
Kenneth Hauge, and two sisters, Dorothy Owen and Thelma Zitzner.
DAVID O. EVERSON
David Everson, age 62 of Loganville, died Monday, January,
21, 2002. Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM, Wednesday, January 23,
2002 in the Loganville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. Richard
Long will officiate. Entombment East Shadowlawn Memorial Gardens,
Lawrenceville. A native of Viroqua, WI., Mr. Everson was a plumber
and a Navy Veteran, who enjoyed gardening, playing with the grandchildren
and playing on the computer.
He is survived by his wife Nola Everson, Children: Jill
Everson Aimee Coles, all of Loganville; Sister; Janice Welch, Beltsville,
Maryland;Grandchildren: Sarah Coles, Avery Coles, Lindsey Coles, several
Nieces and Nephews. Family will receive friends from 6-9 PM , Tuesday,
January 22, 2002 at the Tom Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville.
FORDSON ARLO FORD
Fordson Arlo Ford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gifford Ford of
Viroqua, was born on a farm near Soldiers Grove, August 20, 1939. He
passed away early in the morning of May 30 due to a car accident near
Brownsville, MN, at the age of 21 years, 9 months, 10 days. He was a
graduate of Viroqua High School, attended the University of Wis., and for
the past 2 years has been an employee of American Motors in Kenosha.
was baptized at Camp Bradfield and remained a true sincere Christian
throughout his life. He was loved by all who knew him. He had much respect
for, not only his parents, but for everyone he knew. His quiet and
understanding disposition and loving smile won him many friends.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Eraka June, age 12
and one brother Henry, age 18, who gave his life while serving his country
in the Armed Forces at Korea.
He leaves those to mourn his death including his parents, 8
sisters and two brothers, and many friends and relatives: Phylis, (Mrs.
Norbert Landmeyer of Onalaska), Imogene, (Mrs. Darrel Hankins),
Barbaragene, (Mrs. Lawrence Olson), both of Readstown; Vicky (Mrs. Kelly
Morrison of Viroqua), Joy (Mrs. Daniel Frauenfelder of Milwaukee), Judy
(Mrs. Wyman Hoiland of Viroqua), Becky and Harkie and Terry at home, and
Seymour Ford of LaCrosse.
THOMAS ALVIN GARDNER
Thomas "Tommy" Alvin Gardner, age 67 of Viroqua died on
Wednesday morning, December 13th, 2006 at his home after a one year battle
He was born on March 25, 1939 in Viroqua to Clarence and
Mildred (Thompson) Gardner. Tom and his brothers , Orvin and Eldon, grew
up tinkering with engines and motors to see how they worked as they were
raised on the family farm on Dach Ridge, in ruarl Viroqua .
He graduated from Viroqua High School in 1957 and then
worked at Hoff's Mobil and Olson's Auto Sales as a mechanic. He also had
worked for Ron Larson Sawmill in Cashton as a sawyer. Tom owned his own
sawmill and enjoyed working with lumber for many years. He was a member of
the Coulee Antique Engine Club, and demonstrated his sawmill at the
Fairgrounds in Viroqua for several years. This helped spark an interest in
his nephews, David and Brian Gardner who restored their own tractors. Tom
had a 1949 LA Case he had helped to restore. The nephews, Brian and Darin
were able to make it run and videotaped it for Tom to see.
He was a sportsman who loved hunting, and often recalled
trips north with his hunting buddies. He helped sponsor the Hunter Safety
Program in Viroqua when it began. His shooting team included Pam Robson,
April Robson, David Gardner, and Ron Oliphant. They brought home many
trophies from area competions.
He had a lifelong interest in the history of Mountain Men.
He and Linda attended many Rendezvous' in the tri-state area where they
made many lasting friends. Tom's dream of attending the Mountain Man
Rendezvous in Fort Bridger, Wyoming was realized this fall when he and
Linda made the journey in August.
Tom is survived by two brothers; Orvin (Donna) Gardner and
Eldon (Judy) Gardner, both of rural Viroqua; six nieces and nephews and
their families; David (Sue) Gardner, Chelsea, Derek, and Danae, Diane
(Dave) Schultz, Andy Stenslien and Kayla Schultz, Deb (Eric) Deaver,
Brent, Brynn, and Britany, Brian (Tammy) Gardner, Amanda, Darin (Teresa)
Gardner, Faith, Jacob, and Riley, Stacy (Jeff) Matson, Alan and Otto. He
is also survived by two aunts; Virginia Shepard of ferryville and Evelyn
Shepard of Viroqua; a very special friend; Linda Erickson of Janesville; a
wonderful friend and neighbor; Karen Hanson; other relatives and many
friends who felt like family to him.
Services were held at Thorson-Reetz Funeral Home on
Saturday, December 16th, 2006 at 11 a.m.
LUCIEN (GRAHAM) BUROKER
"Lou" Buroker, Janesville (1939 - 2009)
September 26, 1939 - March 4, 2009
Lucien Marie “Lou” Buroker, 69, of Janesville, WI, died
Wednesday, March 4, 2009 in her home. She was born Sept. 26, 1939, in
Hazel Dell, IL, the daughter of Henry M. and Elsie Virginia Alden
Graham. Lucien married Leonard L. Buroker on April 16, 1981, in Beloit,
WI. He predeceased her on January 29, 2002.
Lou was employed by Caravilla and the Beloit
Convalescent Center as a nursing assistant. She also enjoyed doing food
demonstrations. Lou loved to read, watch Sci-Fi, travel and was very
patriotic and proud of her three grandsons that are in the service. She
was a Green Bay Packer fan, NASCAR fan, and was a Powder Puff driver at
the Rockford Speedway.
Survivors include her three daughters: Linnette “Linn”
(Jim) Krafjack of Beloit, Laurene (George) Fischer of Davenport, IA, and
Ann Buroker of Janesville; three stepchildren: Peggy (Monty) Rayner of
Seymour, MO, Mark Buroker and Dawn Buroker both of Beloit; six
grandchildren: Henry (Jen) Pulcine of Newport, NC, Karin (Jeremy)
McFarlin of Beloit, Jeff Pulcine of Janesville, Lena Fischer, Lydia
Fischer and Kenny Fischer, all of Davenport, IA; five stepgrandchildren;
15 great-grandchildren; her mother, Elsie Graham of Elkhorn; two
brothers, Roy (Sandy) Graham of Burlington, and Robert (Dana) Graham of
Tennessee; one sister, LuEllen (David) Schmidt of Elkhorn; special
niece, Kelsey (Danny) Berg of Edgerton; nephews; and other relatives and
She was preceded in death by her father; brother,
Raymond Graham; grandparents; aunts; uncles; and her beloved beagle,
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 13,
2009, in the DALEY MURPHY WISCH & ASSOCIATES FUNERAL HOME AND
CRE-MATORIUM, 2355 Cranston Road, Beloit, with Mark Maxted officiating.
Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
Reuben Hauge 34, passed away March 25, 1973 at the St Paul
Ramsey Hospital. He was born March 14, 1939. On June 25, 1960 he married
Judith Gregg. Reuben was employed at the Fisher Nut Company, as the
assistant traffic manager.
He is survived by his widow, Judith; two daughters, Lynn
and Lisa, both at home; a son Robert, also at home; his foster mother Ella
Inman of Chicago; brothers Clarence of DeSoto, Oscar of Milwaukee, Alvin
of Viroqua, Odean of England; and sisters, Pearl Beaston of DeSoto,
Priscilla Moore of Cashton, Marlene Swiggum of Viroqua, Mary Neprud-Sutton
of Viroqua, Janet Munson of St. Paul. A foster sister Ardith Inman of
Chicago and a foster brother Gerald Inman of Califonia.
Reuben was preceded in death by four brothers; Arthur,
Chester, Thomas, and Kermit Hauge. Also his foster father Oakley Inman.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, St. Paul.Visitation was Tuesday at the John
Adam and Colonial Funeral Home, St. Paul.
Robert F. (Bob) Hokland, age 57, of Milton, died Tuesday,
March 5, 1996 at his home. He was born January 31, 1939 in Dodgeville, the
son of O. S. and Hazel (Kellogg) Hokland of Viroqua. Bob graduated
from Viroqua High School and attended Madison Area Technical School and
Rock Valley College. He was employed from 1969 until 1971 as a member of
the advance staff of former U.S. President Richard Nixon, was a former
field representative for the Republican Party of Wisconsin, and a former
member of staff for the Wisconsin State Senate. He had also worked as an
assistant division manager for Murdock Management Company, Madison, as
building manager for the Northwestern Bank Building in Souix Falls, South
Dakota and after moving from Maple Bluff (Madison) to Rockford in 1980, he
worked a department manager for Rockford College until his retirement in
Bob was also involved in a number of his own businesses,
was a member of the Wisconsin Governors Club, Wisconsin Sheriff’s
Association and was a volunteer for the V.I.P. Program in the Illinois 17th
Judicial Circuit. Bob was well versed in many subjects, well traveled and
enjoyed an entrepreneurial spirit.
He is survivors include his sister, Pat (Jeff) Jones of
Lodi;three aunts, Delores Hokland and Emma Fyksen of Viroqua and Arlone
Kellogg of Rockford;two nieces, Andrea Cavada of Milwaukee and Suzanne
Jones of St. Paul, Minnesota;a nephew, Glenn Jones of Milwaukee and
A memorial service was held Saturday, March 16, 1996 at
Henning Funeral Home, 133 First Street, Milton, with visitation held until
the time of services.
JON DONALD KILMER
Jon Donald Kilmer, age 60, of 509 West South Street in
Viroqua died suddenly Tuesday afternoon, June 29th, 1999 at his
home. He was in his 9th year dealing with cancer. He was born
on December 10, 1938 in Viroqua to Clarence and Thelma (Larson) Kilmer. He
was baptized and confirmed at the Springville Methodist Church.
He graduated from Viroqua High School in 1957 where he was
an honor student. He owned and operated the Sinclair Station in Viroqua
from 1957-1967. During that time he also served two years in the U.
S. Army with duty in Korea and was a member of the Viroqua unit of the
Wisconsin National Guard. Following his military service he married Diane
Anderson on June 20, 1964. He then worked at Hoff’s Mobil, Our Own
Hardware, and was a mechanic at Schmidt Motors for the past 21 years. He
was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and Viroqua Eagles Aerie No.
Jon is survived by his wife, Diane, two children, Kevin
(Kathy) Kilmer, of Genoa, Peggy Kilmer, of LaCrosse, one granddaughter,
Kallie Jean Kilmer, four brothers, Myron (Joann) Kilmer , of Janesville,
Lacerne (Betty) Kilmer of Viroqua, David (Shirley) Kilmer of LaCrosse,
Jerry (Gloria) Kilmer of Viroqua, his mother-in-law, Lillian Anderson, of
Viroqua, one brother-in-law, Charles (Elida) Anderson, of Westby, one
sister-in-law, Maarjorie (Paul) Swiggum of Soldiers Grove, other relatives
and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father in December, 1987
and his mother in July, 1997.
Judy Claire (Koenen) Matson
Judy Claire Matson 1939 - 2008
Judy Claire Matson was reunited with her husband Valentine's Day, Feb. 14,
2008. Her family was by her side when she departed this life.
Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Monday in Sparkman/Hillcrest Northwest
Highway Chapel, Dallas.
Judy was born Dec. 9, 1939, in
Viroqua, Wis., to Frank and Hazel Jackson Koenen. She was a member of the
Dallas Medical Alliance. She loved trips every year to the beach with
family and friends and lived for spoiling her grandchildren.
Judy was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. James Matson.
Survivors: Son, Scott Matson and his wife, Jill; daughter, Ellen Burgos
and her husband, Robert; son, John Matson and his wife, Stacey;
grandchildren, Katie, Alex, Andrew, Will, Peyton and Ireland; and
brothers, William and David Koenen.
Published in the Star-Telegram on 2/17/2008.
THOMAS H. KREUZER
Thomas H. Kreuzer, age 57, of rural Chaseburg, died
Tuesday March 25,1997 at Gunderson Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse of
injuries sustained in a fall. He was born May 25, 1939 to George W. and
Maxine (Tollackson) Kreuzer in La Crosse. He graduated from Viroqua High
School and attended school in Madison and La Crosse. July1, 1961 he
married Linda Hanson at the Coon Valley Lutheran Parsonage. Thomas greatly
enjoyed the outdoors and muskie fishing, watching wrestling, spending time
with his puppie and doing crossword puzzles. His family meant the world to
him and he dedicated his life to them. He will be greatly missed but not
Survivors include his wife, Linda; a daughter Tabatha of La
Crosse; four sons, Theodore (Debra) of La Crosse,Terry (Jackie), Tommy and
Teejay, all of Chaseburg. His mother, Maxine (Clinton) Peterson of
Stoddard; a brother George Jr. (Kris) of Stoddard; two sisters, Jane
Schwaegerl of Hawaii and Janis (Curt) McCallum of Middleton; his mother
and father-in-law, Hank (Evelyn) Hanson of Chaseburg; a sister-in-law,
Barb (Gary) Kromke of Racine;two uncles, Austin (Bernice) Tollackson of
Westby and Bryce (Beatrice) Tollackson of Viroqua;and several nieces,
nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, George and his
stepmother, Feryl Kreuzer; his grandparents, Thomas and Addie Tollackson;
and a great uncle, Theodore Tollackson.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 29, 1997 at the
Lower Coon Valley Lutheran Church, rural Stoddard. Rev. Steve Jensen
officiated with burial in the church cemetery.
DONALD FREDERICK KROHN
Frederic Krohn, age 56, of 322 South East Avenue in Viroqua died on
Thursday morning, May 18th, 1995 at Vernon Manor Nursing Home
in Viroqua of cancer. He had entered the nursing home on Monday, May 15th.
He was baptized, confirmed, and a lifetime member of Good Shepherd
Don graduated from Viroqua High School in 1957 where he was
active in band, basketball, and tennis. He studied Civil Engineering at
the University of Wisconsin at Madison and Platteville. He served two
years in the U. S. Army. He worked for Green Engineering in Middleton and
the past ten years has worked as an engineering aide for the Wisconsin
Department of Transportation. He also was a member of the Jacobson-Olson
American Legion Post No. 138 in Viroqua where he had served as financial
Don is survived by his mother, Theressa, of Viroqua, two
brothers, William “Bill” (Suzanne) Krohn, of Palatine, IL., David (Elsie)
Krohn, of Sandy, Utah, a special friend, Darlene Dickman, of Viroqua,
other relatives, and many friends. He was preceded in death by his dad on
September 17, 1973 and a nephew, Michael Krohn on November 23, 1993.
CHARLES "CHUCK" LEWISON
Charles "Chuck" Lewison, age 64 passed away on Tuesday,
July 16th, 2002 in La Crosse. He was born on April 16th, 1938 in Viroqua
to Tilman "Charlie" and Evenelle "Evie" (Brendum) Lewison. He graduated
from Viroqua High School in 1957 where he enjoyed basketball, football,
and playing drums. He served with the Viroqua unit of the Wisconsin
He married Janet Dustin on October 24th, 1970 at the
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness in Viroqua.They honeymooned in the
Hawaiian Islands and for the next 25 years they vacationed back to the
Islands where they shared many wonderful memories and beautiful sunsets.
Chuck worked in Viroqua for Donald Lavold delivering dairy
products for Bordens and from 1964 until 1985 worked for Kessenich's Ltd.
in Madison. In 1985 he began working for Noelke's Liquor in La Crosse and
was there until the time of his retirement. He was known as a very
dedicated and hard worker. Chuck was an advid runner. He loved laughter
and with his quick wit and one-liners entertained many classmates,
friends, family members and children
Chuck was a loving husband, son, brother, and uncle and
will be sadly missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him. As a
member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in La Crosse where he
Chuck is survived by his loving and caring wife of 31
years, Janet of La Crosse; his mother, Evie of Viroqua; five sisters,
Terrill "Terry" (Conrad) Sandwick of Westby, Barbara (Duane) Everson of
Northfield MN., Diane (Wayne) McKibbin of Susanville, CA, Rita(Lyder)
Overbo of Prescott, AZ, Tania "Toni (Mark) Jacobson of Viroqua, three
brothers; Robert "Bob" Lewison of Onalaska, Dennis Lewison of Aurora, CO.,
Raymond "Butch" Lewison of Viroqua, his mother-in-law, Helen Dustin of
Viola, two sisters-in-law; Bonnie (John) Young of Soldiers Grove, Susan
(Troy) Pugh of Durago, CO.,a brother-in-law, Roderick (Margie) Dustin of
Viroqua, other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charlie Lewison in
1990 and his father-in-law, Derald Dustin in 1993. Services were held at
Thorson Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 20th, 2002.
LYNNE C. LUKE
Lynne C. Luke, 67, passed away in her home on December 24,
2006. Lynne was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin and grew up in Viroqua. She
graduated from Viroqua High School in 1957 and Arizona State University in
1962 as a medical technologist. Lynne was a proud sorority sister of Alpha
Sigma Alpha all her life.
She married Loren Luke of Phoenix. Lynne and Loren moved to
Newport Beach, California, and had two childern, Lori and Larry. They
returned to Phoenix and Lynne worked for the Phoenix Indian Medical Center
for approximately 15 years.
Lynne loved her family most. She loved cooking, theater
events, and volunteering at her church, St. Andrew's Lutheran in Phoenix.
She is survived by her daughter Lori Swingler, son Larry Luke, brother
Larry Lawton, aunt Gwen Cochran, son-in-law Ron Swingler, and Lynne's most
precious gifts, her grandchildren Christopher, Kaelyn, and Tyler Swingler.
She was preceded in death by her husband Loren and her
parents Dr. James and Mrs. Mabel Lawton. A private ceremony was held at
Resthaven Park Cemetery followed by a celebration of life reception.
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to Hospice of
the Valley or the Alzheimer's Association in Lynne's name.
TILMAN D. MAGELAND
Tilman D. "Tim" Mageland, 68, of Janesville, died Tuesday,
Feb. 27, 2007, at Mercy Hospital. He was born on Feb. 7, 1939, in Viroqua,
WI, the son of Tilman and Helen (Peterson) Mageland. Tim had been a
Janesville resident since 1959. He married Joyce E. Turnmire on July 25,
1959, in Soldiers Grove, WI. and was employed at GMAD for 33 years,
retiring in 1992. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and UAW
Tim was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing,
reading, spending time on the farm near Liberty Pole, and his
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Steven (Pamela)
Mageland of Virginia Beach, VA, Scott (Monica) Mageland of Appleton, WI;
four grandchildren: Chelsea and Katherine of Virginia Beach, VA, and Sam
and Taylor of Appleton, WI; and two brothers, Jay (Anne) Mageland of
Hixton,WI, and Otto Mageland of Greenfield, WI. He was preceded in death
by his parents; and three brothers: Armand , Maynard, and Terrance.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 3,
2007, at St. John Lutheran Church, with Rev. Bond Halderman officiating.
Interment at the Gays Mills Cemetery, Gays Mills, WI. Visitation will be
held on Friday from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. at the Schneider Apfel Schneider
& Schneider Funeral Home.
Memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society for
Adrenal Gland Cancer Research or St. John Lutheran Church.
Karl Monson of Gardnerville, NV (formerly of Black Earth)
died on January 22, 2002 at the Veterans Hospital in Reno, NV. He is
survived by his wife, Janet (Brunner) Monson of Gardnerville, NV,
stepdaughter Jody (Kevin) Wipperfurth of Black Earth, mother Berna Monson
and brother Gary Monson of Viroqua, and stepbrother Donald Monson of
A memorial service was held on Saturday, March 9 at St.
Gall’s Catholic Church in Gardnerville.
KENNETH L. MORKRID
Sgt. Kenneth L. Morkrid, 31, formerly of Viroqua, fell to
his death Saturday, Feb. 14, while participating in a cliff-scaling
exercise at Ft. Bragg, N.C. He was a paratrooper with a Green Beret ,
Company C of the 6th Special Forces Group at Ft. Bragg. Sgt.
Morkrid entered service April 17, 1958, and had served three years in
Germany and two tours of duty in Vietnam.
He was born to M. and Mrs. Martin Morkrid Jan. 20, 1939, in
Viroqua and graduated from Viroqua High School. Surviving are his widow,
Karen, formerly of Readstown; three daughters, Cynthia, Teresa and
Kimberly, and one son, Kenneth Jr., all of Ft. Bragg; his parents of
Viroqua; one brother, Earl of Viroqua; four sisters, Mrs. Harlan Johnson
of Viroqua, Mrs. James McCarter of Kenosha, Mrs. Theodore Larson of Westby
and Mrs. Robert Kelsey of Viola; grandparents, Mrs. Susie Morkrid of
Viroqua and Mr. And Mrs. Harvey Fish of Viroqua.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Church of
Christ at Readstown. A Ft. Bragg chaplin and the Rev. George Weber will
officiate. Burial will be in the Readstown Cemetery.
JERRY WAYNE MUNYON
Jerry W. Munyon 63, of Genoa, WI died suddenly at Souix
Lookout in Ontario, Canada, on Wednesday July 31, 2002 while on a fishing
trip. He was born on March 15, 1939 in La Crosse to Gordon and Carolyn (Kolden)
Munyon. He graduated from Viroqua High School in 1957. He married Phyllis
Streeter on October 1, 1960 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Viroqua.
Jerry worked at General Motors in Janesville from 1959
until 1960. From 1960 until 1994 he worked at Trane Company and Altec
International in La Crosse. In addition to his full time job, he farmed
from 1968-1988 in Newton Valley (Vernon County).
He liked to fish, hunt, restore antique tractors and was an
expert small engine repairman. He was an avid follower of DeSoto High
School football and baseball teams. He was member of Viroqua Eagles Aerie
No. 2707, Immanual Lutheran Church and I.A.M. No. 2191. Jerry enjoyed
socializing with friends, loved working on his John Deere tractors, and
being with his companion and pal; Bow.
Jerry is survived by his wife; Phyllis, one daughter;
Theresa ( Dennis) Wopat of Genoa, two sons; Tim (Theresa) Munyon of Genoa,
Todd Munyon and special friend; Karen Freeman of Franklin, TN., nine
grandchildren; Rudy, Larry, Holly, and Julia Wopat of Genoa, Justin,
Brandon, Melissa Munyon and Alicia Bray of Genoa, Breanne Munyon of
Franklin, TN., a sister; JoAnn (Myron) Kilmer of Janesville, a parental
uncle; Dwain Munyon of Viroqua, a maternal aunt; Nellie Lee of Eau Claire,
other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his father on November 20, 1991
and his mother on April 20, 1998. Funeral services were held Monday,
August 5, 2002 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Viroqua. Burial was at
Huxley Cemetery in Newton Valley.
TYRONE L. SKAAR
Tyrone L. Skaar, 26, of Westby, died at his home in
February, 1967. Tyrone was confirmed at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in
Viroqua. He graduated from Viroqua High School in 1957. He married Ruth
Steenson of Viroqua.
Tyrone is survived by his wife, Ruth, and two wonderful
REYLAN L. STAFSLIEN
Reylan L. Stafslien, 40, of Jefferson, WI, passed away
suddenly in New Jersey, June 6, 1979. He was born January 16, 1939
in Viroqua, to Cyrus and Gladys (Solberg) Stafslien. He married Nancy
Van-Winter of Richland Center, March 31, 1962 and had been employed by
Schwieger Industries of Jefferson, WI as a semi-driver for the past eight
He is survived by his wife, Nancy, and three daughters,
Sandy, Deborah, Christina and one son, Robert; his mother, Mrs. Gladys
Peterson, of Viroqua; three brothers, Cyrus of Deerfield, David and James
of Viroqua and one sister, Mrs. Howard (Barbara) Zitzner of Janesville.
His father preceded him in death in 1961.
Funeral services were held on Monday, June 11, 1979 at the
Curry Funeral Home in Jefferson with Earl Aldrich officiating. Burial was
at Highland Memory Gardens, Madison.
JEANINE C. (KAPPAUF) STARKEY
Jeanine C. Starkey 66, Boscobel, died Sunday, April 16,
2006 at her home in Boscobel following a long battle with cancer. She was
born July 27, 1939, in Viroqua, the daughter of Leonard and Laura (Haupt)
Kappauf. She graduated from Viroqua High School in 1957. She was married
to Carlton Starkey June 7, 1957 in Dubuque, IA. She had been employed by
Advance Transformer in Boscobel for many years.
She is survived by six daughters,Patti (Don) Laufenberg,
Madison, Kathy (Randy) Johnson, Gays Mills, Linda Rabe, Prairie du Chein,
Nancy (Marc0 Lea, Cottage Grove, Karla(Kenny) Hines, Blue River, and
Shelly Stovey, McGregor, IA;13 grandchildren;6 great-grandchildren; three
sisters, Mavis (Arthur) Kuehn, Bryan, TX, Anita Howell, Prescott, AX, and
Kay (Bill) Smith, Paulden, AZ; two brothers, LaVerne Kappauf, San Antonio,
TX, and Gale (Debbie) Kappauf, Grand Junction, CO.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Carl;
and a grandson, Ryan
Friend may call Wednesday, April 19 from 5-8 p.m. at the
Beeman-Patchak Funeral Home in Boscobel.
Funeral services were held Thursday, April 20, 2006 at 11
a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boscobel with Pastor Jack Mielke
officiating. Burial was at Sand Prairie Cemetery.
LYNN ELIAS TRYGGESTAD
Lynn Elias Tryggestad, age 62, of 1033 DeFreese Street in
Viroqua, WI, died Friday morning, June 1st, 2001, at his
home. He was born on November 3, 1938 at their farm home on
Nottingham Ridge, rural Viroqua to Vernon and Helen (Skrede) Tryggestad.
He graduated from Viroqua High School in 1957 where he was active in
chorus, football, and baseball.
On October 26, 1963 he married Mary Everson at the Kickapoo
United Lutheran Church. He worked at United Auto Supply in Viroqua
retiring in 1997 after over 25 years of service. He served with the
Viroqua Unit of the Wisconsin National Guard, was active in the Jaycees,
and Viroqua Booster Club. He was a member of Good Sheperd Lutheran Church
in Viroqua. He enjoyed sports of all kinds, singing, and spending time
with his family and friends. He especially enjoyed the visits from his
Lynn is survived by his wife Mary; two sons, Todd (Julie)
Tryggestad and their children; Dalten and Olivia, Lance (Tina) Tryggestad
and their daughter; Emma, one daughter; Susan(Roger) Conaway, three
sisters; Luan (Ronald) Frederickson of Viroqua, Sharon (Thomas) Steiner of
Eden Prairie, MN., Linda (Charles) Ashley of Las Vegas, NV.; one brother
Gary (Susie) Tryggestas of Warner Robins, GA.; his stepmother; Jennie
Tryggestad of Boscobel, mother-in-law,Agnes Everson of Viroqua, two
sisters-in-law, Jane (Roger) Grant of Sun Prairie, Judy (James) Johnson of
Cottage Grove, other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother; Bryce
and his wife, Rachel Tryggestad, one brother-in-law; Roger Everson and his
father-in-law; Edward Everson.
LINDA L. (ERICKSON) YOUNG
Mrs. Charles (Linda L.) Young , 41, R.1, LaCrosse, died of
cancer on Wednesday, April 29, in La Crosse Lutheran Hospital. She was
born July 27, 1939 in Cashton, WI to LeRoy and Barbara Erickson. She
had been a beautician at the Lion's Den, Norma's Styling Salon, the Little
Brown Jug, St. Francis Medical Center, and Bethany-St. Joseph’s Health
Care Center. She was active in the Reach for Recovery Program at La
Crosse Lutheran Hospital.
Survivors are her husband; one daughter, Terri, at home;
one son, Todd, at home; her parents, DeVerne and Barbara Curtis of
LaCrosse; one sister, Mrs. David (Patricia) Ostrem of Rosendale, WI; and
two brothers, Jack Curtis of Eau Claire and Bruce of LaCrosse. She was
preceded in death by her father, LeRoy Erickson, and by her paternal and
Services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Dickinson
Funeral Homes, Jackson Street Chapel, La Crosse. The Rev. Denny Daniels
will officiate and burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 7 to 9
Howard Kenneth Zitzner, age 54, of Baraboo, and formerly of
Viroqua, died Friday morning, September 16, 1994 at the Veteran’s Hospital
in Tomah. He was born March 3, 1940 in Vernon County to Kenneth and
Harriet (Hanson) Zitzner and graduated from Viroqua High School in 1957. February 4, 1961 he married Barbara Stafslien and they were later
divorced. He owned Zitzner Construction Company in Viroqua from 1969-1976.
He moved to Ladoga, Indiana, where he lived from 1980 until 1992 and moved
to Baraboo where he was employed by the Baraboo National Bank. He served
with the Viroqua Unit of the Wisconsin National Guard and was a member of
First United Methodist Church of Baraboo.
He is survived by four daughters, Laurie (Jim) Fitzsimons
of Rockford, Illinois, Lynette (Eric) Ender of West Salem, Leanne (Bob)
Yaucher and Leslie Zitzner, both of Janesville; five grandchildren; his
parents, Kenneth and Harriet Zitzner of Viroqua; two brothers, Merlin (Jenele)
Zitzner of Baraboo and Thomas (Marti) Zitzner of Viroqua; two sisters,
Kathleen (Dave) Gaynor of La Crosse and Martine (Dave) Fezler of
Rochester, Minnesota and a special friend Ruby Hensley of Crawfordsville,
He was preceded in death by an infant brother, David, in
Funeral Services were Tuesday, September 20, 1994 at the
Liberty Pole United Methodist Church, rural Viroqua with Pastor Robert
Kenas officiating. Burial was in the Liberty Pole Cemetery with military
rites by Running-Johnson-Ray VFW Post No. 3032 and Jacobson-Olson American
Legion Post N. 138.
Karen R. Jensen