ONALASKA/ARCADIA, Wis. — Lois Ann Kaiser, 101, of Onalaska and formerly of Arcadia died Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, at the Onalaska Care Center in Onalaska. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at Christ Lutheran Church in Arcadia, with the Rev. Cheryl Matthews officiating…

Marcia Ann (Chartier) Russeau, 78, of Winona died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, at home after a courageous battle with cancer. Marcia was born Nov. 10, 1940, in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. She grew up in a restaurant that her parents owned until her father passed away. She married the love of her life,…

TOPEKA, Kan. — Mary P. Hoffman, 93, of Topeka passed away peacefully Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019.

Joanne Schneider Kleinman, 88, formerly of Winona, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. Private services were held. Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service of St. Charles assisted the family with arrangements. www.hofffuneral.com.

Louise Ann Hanks, 83, of Winona died Sunday evening, Sept. 15, 2019, at Saint Anne Extended Healthcare, of Winona.

Michael Edward Leahy, 77, passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at Country Terrace assisted living in Minocqua, Wis. He was born to Ralph and Audrey Leahy Jan. 10, 1942. The night he was born was cold and the Cochrane Indians had just defeated the Alma Rivermen in a basketball game. Basketball…

ALTURA — Augusta Ida (Nunemacher) Verthein, 93 of Altura died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at Lewiston Senior Living. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at Our Savior’s Moravian Church with the Rev. Greg Behrend officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday …

WINONA/PETERSON — Clenora A. Moran, 97, of Winona and formerly of Peterson, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at the Sauer Memorial Home in Winona. There will be a funeral service for Clenora at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Grace Lutheran Church in Peterson. Burial will be at the East Grace Lut…

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WABASHA — Joseph Patrick Modjeski, 55, of Wabasha died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at his home.

WHITEHALL, Wis. — Albert Wiersgalla, 82, of Whitehall died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wis. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at Edison Funeral Home, Independence, Wis., with services at 4 p.m. Burial with military rites, will be in…

Lois Mary Hipps, 84, of Winona passed away with her family by her side Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, at Sugar Loaf Assisted Living. She was born Nov. 25, 1934, to Harold and Evelyn (Haave) Seeling. After high school, Lois attended Rochester School of Nursing, served an internship in Chicago, work…

Roserita “Rosie” A. Wolf, 86, of Winona passed away Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, at Lake Winona Manor. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at the Watkowski-Mulyck Funeral Home, with visitation following the service until 5 p.m. Additional services will be held in Bylas, Ar…

WHITEHALL — Bernita A. Bisek, 87, of Whitehall died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in her home.

Irene R. Curran, 97, of Winona passed away Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, at Sauer Health Care. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Winona, with visitation being held one hour prior to the Mass in the Church Commons. Burial will be …

HOUSTON — Betty H. James, 96, of Houston died Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, at Valley View Healthcare & Rehab in Houston.

Anthony “Ed” Helmueller, 81, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, at his home in the town of Belvidere, Buffalo County, Wisconsin. Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Alma, Wisconsin. Inurnment will be at Buffalo City Cemetery. Visitation will…

ALMA, Wis. — Lottie M. Siler, 82, of Alma died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, at Lake Winona Manor in Winona. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at the Talbot Family Funeral Home, Alma Chapel with Deacon Ed Wendt officiating. Inurnment will follow at Alma Memorial Cemetery. …

Monsignor Francis A. Galles, 92, went home to his heavenly Father on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at Traditions of Preston. Francis A. Galles was born in Iona, Minnesota, March 8, 1927, to Charles and Virginia (Boltz) Galles. There were 10 children in the Galles family: Leona, Lawrence, Eugene, …

LEWISTON — Bernice H. Engrav, 95, of Lewiston died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at Lewiston Senior Living. Bernice was born Aug. 9, 1924, in Ridgeway to Henry and Barbara (Heier) Pflughoeft. Bernice married Leonard Engrav in Decorah, Iowa, and they made their home in Lewiston. Bernice worked as …

FOUNTAIN CITY, Wis. — John O. Burt, 86, of Fountain City passed away Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, at St. Michael’s Assisted Living, Fountain City. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, Fountain City, with Pastor Kenley Mann officiating. A v…

MINNESOTA CITY — James “Jim” Raymond Mueller, 65, of Minnesota City transitioned peacefully with his daughter Leah by his side Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019.

ARCADIA, Wis. — Erna Louise Marie Putz, 102, of rural Arcadia passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019.

WICHITA, Kan. — Jean Ann (Schneider) Golway, 86, marvelous wife, mother and grandmother, master gardener and director of Nutrition for Friendship Meals, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. Private family services to be held.

ST. CHARLES — Cleo Maxine Miller, 93, of rural St. Charles died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Hospitals-St. Mary’s Rochester Campus. Cleo was born April 30, 1926, in Saratoga Township, to Thomas and Margaret (Nichols) Biermann. Cleo enjoyed dancing, where she met Donald Miller. The…

CALEDONIA, Minn. — Marlene Delone Esch, 83, of Caledonia passed away Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, at Sugarloaf Senior Living in Winona. A Mass of Christian Burial will at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Caledonia. Fr. Stephen Abaukaka will officiate. Visitation will be…

INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minn. -- Reuben Alitz, 89, of Inver Grove Heights, died peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. He was born Oct. 13, 1929, to Alvin and Selma Alitz and grew up on their farm in Altura.

ROLLINGSTONE — Pauline “Polly” A. Trotter, 77, of Rollingstone died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse. Polly was born Aug. 1, 1942, to Wilfred and Margaret (Kandell) Doucette in Escabana, Michigan. She graduated from Holy Name High School in 1960. After high sc…

WAUMANDEE, Wis. — Mercille Bagniewski, 95, of rural Waumandee died Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, at Brookdale Assisted Living in La Crosse, where she lived the last three months.

LUTSEN, Minn. — Trudy Hahn (nee Kovach), 76, of Lutsen passed away Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, at Solvay Hospice House in Duluth, Minnesota, after a long battle with cancer.

Elliot Michael Swart, 16, passed away Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

WINONA, Minn. — James “Jim” Philip Romball, 74, of Winona passed away Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, at St. Anne Extended Healthcare after a lengthy illness.

WINONA/LEWISTON — Ruth Benson, 88, of Winona and formerly of Lewiston passed away peacefully surrounded by family after a short illness, in the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, at St. Anne’s in Winona.

CALEDONIA, Minn. — Earl Lee Klankowski, 63, of Caledonia died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, of injuries sustained in a tree trimming accident near Austin, Minn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Caledonia. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.…

LAKE CITY, Minn. — Thomas Modjeski, 80, of Lake City passed away Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus-Rochester, Minn. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30, Saint Mary of the Lake Catholic Church in Lake City. Visitation one hour prior to service.

Ruth D. Lilla, 91, of Winona passed away peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, at Sugar Loaf Senior Living.

Jerry G. Scott, 86, formerly of Durand died Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, at Dove Health Care-West in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, with his family by his side.

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