MINDORO — Cathy Lynn Wade, 60, of Mindoro passed away peacefully Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at Zion Lutheran Church, 20335 W. Gale Ave, Galesville. A full obituary will be posted at www.couleecremation.com.
Surrounded by her loving family, Elizabeth Margaret (Scherbring) Burnett, 87, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at Saint Anne’s Nursing Home, Winona. Born July 3, 1932, to Louis and Margaret Scherbring of Rollingstone Township, Winona County, Minn.
A graduate of Holy Trinity Catholic School in Rollingstone, Betty was a resident of the Winona area most of her life. She was married at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Jan. 7, 1956, to Richard Leo Burnett. Betty and Richard were happily married for 64 years.
Betty, with her family, was an avid hiker and camper. She and Richard introduced their four children to camping when their youngest child was only four years of age. Whitewater State Park and the surrounding wildlife area, is well known to the family. The 1970s saw Betty, with her husband and children, on several canoe trips in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. She traveled often on vacations to the Rocky Mountains, having visited national parks throughout the western U.S. and Canada. In later years Betty and Richard made frequent and regular visits to the Pacific Northwest, where two of her four children live and work.
Through her adult life, Betty worked an assortment of full and part time jobs in the Winona community, but for the majority of her years took pleasure in keeping and caring for her beautiful home, growing her flower garden and feeding the birds. Betty had a unique and colorful sense of humor. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her family meant everything to her.
She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers; and six sisters. She is survived by her husband, Richard; by her daughters, Cathrine, Susan and Jane (Jim); and her son, Randal (Selena); grandchildren, Oleg, Anne, Michael, Marie, Erika, Alani and Paula; and four great-grandchildren; along with brothers and sisters-in-law; and numerous nephews and nieces.
The family wishes to recognize the special love and care they have received through this difficult time, from Catherine Mary (Reiter) Burnett, from Cheri and Jennifer Weaver and Roger Lehnertz.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Winona, with Father Mark McNae officiating. There will be visitation starting one hour prior to the service.
EAU GALLE/WAUMANDEE, Wis. — Francis Louis Reuter, 89, of Eau Galle and formerly of Waumandee passed away Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. He was conversing with his family by his side hours before he died peacefully in his sleep.
He was born June 12, 1930, of parents, Frank and Cecilia (Kreye) Reuter. He lived in Waumandee, on the family farm and after graduating from Arcadia High School in 1948, he became the fourth generation of the farm. On June 14, 1952, he married Joyce Angst of Arcadia. He served on the Arcadia School Board for 12 years and on the Cochrane Telephone Board for 10 years. In 1991, Francis and Joyce moved to Eau Galle, to assist and help their youngest son get started in farming. He loved family gatherings and farming was his passion his entire life. He loved driving tractor during the haying season and remained active through last summer mowing the lawn, attending to his garden, planting flowers and driving around the farm on his 4-wheeler. His hobbies and enjoyment involved traveling, driving through the countryside, dining out and reading and learning history. His downtime and relaxation was flying as he had his private license to fly and he did so on many Sundays, throughout his earlier years. He always had a strong faith in God and an awe in the power of Mother Nature. No matter how busy on the farm, he kept Holy the Sabbath day with rest, fun and family.
Francis is survived by his wife of 67 years, Joyce; his children, Frank of Honolulu, Hawaii, Brenda of St. Paul, Minn., Brad (Carrie) of Waumandee, Marilyn (John) Solmarin, of Sioux Falls, S.D., Beverly (Jeff) Schalo of Eden Prairie, Minn., and Erik (Rebecca) Reuter of Eau Galle. his grandchildren, Philip (Anne) Reuter of Waumandee, Melody (Mark) McKee of Onalaska, Wis., and Paul Reuter (his fiance, Brianna) of Waumandee; great-granddaughter, Harper; his sister, Phyllis Kostner; and sister-in-law, Mary Angst.
Francis was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Dorothy Weber, Janice Morrison, Ruth Benusa, Marylou Fernholz; and brother, Thomas Reuter.
Funeral Mass will be held at noon Friday, Feb. 14, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Waumandee, with Father Prince Raja officiating and Father Emmanuel Asamoah-Bekoe con-celebrant. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon in the church. Burial may take place in the church cemetery after the Mass, weather permitting, with a lunch following in the school hall.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests Masses for Francis; memorials be made in Francis’s name to Assumption Catholic School in Durand, Wis., or St. Boniface Church in Waumandee.
Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family. Condolences may be made at www.rhielfuneralhome.com.
Joan Marie Benck (Reglin) died suddenly Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. She was 83. Joan was born to Dolis and Lambert Reglin on Oct. 7, 1936.
She spent most of her life living in Winona, having gone to Jefferson Elementary and Winona Junior and Senior high schools. She worked for a time at the Kreskie food counter before marrying Kenneth Benck in 1956 and spending some of Kenny’s remaining Air Force time in Houston, Texas, and returning to Winona in 1960.
She was a stay-at-home mom until landing a job at the Sauer home as a nurse’s aide in 1977, where she stayed until 1997.
Joan loved to travel, taking advantage of her daughter living in Montana and then Seattle. Her son and family live on Long Island, New York, which was also a source of many trips. She took many vacations with her two sisters, Mary and Barb, their husbands and at times, their mother, Dolis. She took advantage of the opportunity twice to visit her daughter and family living in England and venturing to Germany on one such visit.
Besides her love for her Lord, she loved her two families on both coasts of the U.S. Her children and four grandchildren brought her much joy and happiness, and she was always ready to give them lots of smooches on both cheeks.
She is preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Mary. She is survived by daughter, Cindy (Dan); and son, Mike (Gail); grandchildren, Amanda (Scott), Ashley, Ryan and Morgan; her sister, Barbara (Bert); and nephews, Christopher Chad, and Butch (Holly).
In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Winona.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, with visitation starting at 1 p.m. all at Fawcett Junker Funeral Home, with the Rev. Matthew Schoell officiating. Inurnment will be in Buffalo City Public Cemetery, Buffalo City, Wissconsin.
Services entrusted to Fawcett Junker Funeral Home, Winona, and Fountain City, Wisconsin. Words of sympathy or remembrance may be left at www.fawcett-junkerfuneralhome.com.
UTICA — Betty Jo (Fey) Kerns, 64, of Utica died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, at home. She was born Nov. 11, 1955, to Francis and Della (Roland) Fey.
She grew up on a small grain and dairy farm in South Dakota. Betty met Jerry at Harmony Homes in Aberdeen, S.D., and were married in 1982. They spent most their lives in Aberdeen before moving to Utica in 2014 seeking more help for Betty. Betty loved taking care of her home, knitting, playing the piano, and singing at church. The night before Betty passed, she woke and called the nighttime caregiver saying “I want to go home I just saw my dad.”
Special thank you to Bettys caregivers, Deb Bauer, Jessica Knutsen, Sherry Monahan, Megan Mraz, Camryn Rain, Ashley Ruble, and Heather Skappel,
Betty is survived by her husband, Jerry; mother, Della Fey; siblings, Curt (Carmel) Fey, Carolyn Fey, Janelle (Eugene) Dykhuis, Carmen (Dan) Fuchs, Michael Fey; and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her father, Francis Fey.
Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, with one hour of visitation prior, at Rochester Cremation Service 1605 Civic Center Dr. N.W., Rochester, Minn.
WABASHA — James P. Arnoldy, 91, of Wabasha passed away Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, at St. Elizabeth Nursing Home, Wabasha.
James Peter was born Aug. 18, 1928, to Theodore and Margaret (Maus) Arnoldy, in Rollingstone. He graduated from Holy Trinity High School, Rollingstone. On Jan. 15, 1955, he married Johanna M. Gullickson and together they raised three children, Gilbert, Mary Ann and Jane.
He was a member of St. Felix Catholic Church, Wabasha, the Wabasha American Legion Post #50 and Burkhardt-Roemer VFW Post #4086. He taught some evening classes at Winona Vo Tech for a few years and was the chief engineer at St. Elizabeth Hospital for 29 years. He was the past president of NAPE and served on the Wabasha Street Commission and Wabasha City Council. He honorably served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife, Johanna; three children, Gilbert (Carol) Arnoldy, Mary Ann (Jim) Barton and Jane Haas; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren; and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Pat Cieminski and Eileen Gamble.
Funeral Mass will be 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at St Felix Catholic Church, Wabasha, with the Reverend Father Gregory Parrott officiating. Military rites will be provided at the church by the Wabasha American Legion Post #50, the Burkhardt-Roemer VFW Post #4086 and the MNARNG Honor Guard. Interment will be at St. Felix Cemetery, Wabasha.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, at Abbott Funeral Home, Wabasha and the parish prayers will be at the end of the visitation. The visitation will continue at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church.
Services entrusted to Abbott Funeral Home & Crematory, Wabasha. Words of sympathy or remembrance may be left at www.abbottfh.com.
COCHRANE, Wis. — William “Bill” Lorenz, 78, of Cochrane passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center, Wabasha.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, at the VFW, Post 10406, in Cochrane, with Pastor Colleen Kwong officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date at Buffalo City Cemetery. A memorial gathering will be held from noon until the hour of the service at the VFW Hall.
William Joseph Flemming, 51, of Winona passed away peacefully Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, at University Hospital, Madison, Wis., after a brief illness.
Bill was born Dec. 9, 1968, in Austin, Minn., to Richard and Judith (Bellman) Flemming. He graduated from Silver Bay High School and worked as a logger. Bill eventually moved to Winona, where he worked at CHS as a heavy equipment operator.
He was an avid outdoors man, enjoying hunting and fishing, especially ice fishing. Bill was very good at preparing food on his barbecue grill. During his youth he liked playing baseball and hockey. He especially enjoyed getting together with family and friends.
Bill is survived by his sister, Lisa Engeman; niece, Ericka Engeman; aunts and uncles, Bill and Jean Bellman, Jim and Mary Bellman, Jane Flemming and Paula Kotlarz; great-aunt, Beverly Bellman; and numerous cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two uncles, Richard Bellman and Steve Flemming.
Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at Hoff Celebration of Life Center—Goodview, with the Reverend Michael Cronin officiating. Visitation will be 1 p.m. until the time of the service. He will be laid to rest at St. Mary’s Cemetery in the spring.