Obituaries for May 27, 2005

2005-05-27T00:00:00Z Obituaries for May 27, 2005By staff La Crosse Tribune
May 27, 2005 12:00 am  • 

Jean E. Tangen; Signe Karen Haug; Elizabeth I. Mosher; Judith A. 'Judy' Moorhead; Ellsworth J. Berg Jr.; Jane E. (Blaschke) Skemp; Henry Leo 'Hank' Schneider

Jean E. Tangen

Jean E. Tangen, 58, died suddenly in her home Thursday, May 19, 2005.

She was born in La Crosse on March 4, 1947, to Donald and Marion (Wilson) Hanson. Jean grew up in West Salem and graduated from West Salem High School. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees in education from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Jean taught school for 35 years, primarily fourth grade at Viking Elementary School in Holmen. Jean has volunteered at Onalaska Care Center and in the hospice program and the oncology department at Franciscan Skemp Medical Center.

She is survived by her husband, Myron, whom she married June 30, 1973; a daughter, Julie (fiancé Josh Miller) Tangen of Eau Claire; and a brother, James D. (Edie) Hanson of Abbotsford, Wis.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Amy, in 1997, and her parents.

Funeral services were held May 25 at St. John's United Church of Christ, La Crosse, with burial will in Onalaska Cemetery.

Jean was a loving wife and mother. She will be missed, not only by her family, but by the many children, whose lives she has touched.

Signe Karen Haug

Signe Karen Haug, born Dec. 23, 1932, in La Crosse, passed away Friday, May 13, 2005, in Watertown, Minn.

She graduated from Holmen High School in 1950 and also attended La Crosse Vocational School. She was employed by The Trane Co. in La Crosse and later by the state of Wisconsin in Madison as a word processing operator.

After retirement, she moved to Minnesota to be closer to family members. Karen will always be remembered for her love of music, having the gift of perfect pitch, and her ability to play any song on the piano by ear.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Lily Haug; brothers, Orel, Donald (Elaine) and Harris (Betty); and sisters, Lucille Brudahl and Joyce Thom (Ruben). She is survived by sisters, Agnes Spearing of Edina, Minn., Marian and Bill Glaeser of Waconia, Minn., Joanne Olson of Burnsville, Minn., and Marie Haug (Orel).

Memorial services were held May 21 at Holmen Lutheran Church, with interment in Long Coulee Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to Holmen Lutheran Church or Elim Nursing Home in Watertown, Minn.

Elizabeth I. Mosher

Elizabeth I. Mosher, 74, of Onalaska, died Sunday, May 22, 2005, at Franciscan Skemp Medical Center.

She was born April 26, 1931, in Milwaukee to Irvin and Viola (La Fluer) Lamberti. She graduated from La Crosse Logan High School in 1949, and married William Mosher in 1954. Elizabeth had lived most of her life in La Crosse and currently was residing in Onalaska.

She is survived by her husband, William; four children, Barbara, Bill Jr., Lori and Michael; four grandchildren, Lindsey, Marcus, Ashley and Ryan; one stepdaughter, Denise; and four stepgrandchildren, Angie, Pat, Jessica and Christie. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Friends may call at Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of Onalaska today (Friday, May 27) from 10 a.m. until noon. A prayer service with Chaplain Sue Fletcher will be held at 11:30 a.m.

Judith A. 'Judy' Moorhead

Judith A. "Judy" Moorhead, 52, of Onalaska, died Tuesday, May 24, 2005, at her home. Funeral arrangements were to be announced by Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home, Onalaska.

Ellsworth J. Berg Jr.

Ellsworth J. Berg Jr., 71, died at his home Thursday, May 19, 2005.

He was born in Viroqua, Wis., on Feb. 4, 1934, to Merle (Benson) and Ellsworth Berg Sr. He married Patricia Stellick on Feb. 5, 1955, and they just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia; one daughter, Paula (John) Fischer of Plainfleld, Ill.; four sisters, Linda Pralle of Tucson, Ariz., Joan Anderson of Rochester, Minn., Marlene Reppert of Eau Claire, Wis., and Bonnie Aspenson of Eau Claire; two brothers, Daniel Berg of Onalaska and Joseph Berg of Virginia; and two grandchildren, Ashley and Christopher Fischer. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Kathleen.

Memorial services were held May 23 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Onalaska.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Franciscan Skemp Hospice.

Jane E. (Blaschke) Skemp

Jane E. (Blaschke) Skemp, 53, of Lake Mary, Fla., and formerly of La Crosse, died suddenly Tuesday, May 17, 2005, in Lake Mary.

She was born Jan. 11, 1952, in La Crosse to Jerry and Betty (Steckel) Blaschke. She was a graduate of Holy Trinity Grade School, Aquinas High School (1970) and UW-L, obtaining her teaching certificate. While attending college, she was able to spend time living and studying in southern France. She was also able to travel throughout Europe. Although it was a wonderful experience, it gave her a greater appreciation of the United States.

After graduation from college and working in retail sales and banking, Jane married Tom Skemp on Aug. 26, 1978. After relocating to Rockford, Ill. Jane taught school in the Rockford Area School District but she made time for frequent weekend and longer summer trips back to the Coulee Region and the Mississippi River. Shortly after the birth of her daughter Katie they moved to Phoenix, Ariz. After a period of adjustment Jane grew to love the desert and enjoyed the metro Phoenix area. Her son Christopher was born in Mesa, Ariz. Since 1986 Jane and her family have called Lake Mary their home.

With her husband Tom, they owned a healthcare management company. She also worked as an administrative assistant in an Orlando, Fla.-based licensed home health agency. No matter where Jane lived, be it the dry desert of the Southwest or the hot humidity of Florida, she always felt the pull of the Mississippi River and La Crosse. She made trips back each summer for camping on the sandbars and boating on the river with all her bothers and sisters and their families.

Jane made friends with everyone in a warm, comfortable way. Her views and opinions were sought out by those who knew her. She had a keen interest in history and politics and was accomplished in leading many late night discussions. She was constantly learning, keeping abreast of the changes in medicine and the healthcare industry. In the past few years she became interested in and read extensively Eastern teachings and philosophies.

Jane will be cherished for her love of family and concern for the welfare of others. A thoughtful and loving woman, Jane believed that being a mother and nurturer were of utmost importance.

She leaves behind her husband Tom Skemp of Lake Mary; her daughter, Katie Skemp of Gainesville, Fla.; and son Christopher Skemp of Lake Mary; her father, Jerry of La Crosse; four sisters, Mary Moore of Onalaska, Ellen Blaschke of La Crosse; Ann (Chris) Carson of Onalaska and Joan Blaschke of La Crosse; five brothers, Bob (Jeanie) of La Crosse, Jim of La Crosse, Jerry (Wendy) of Plymouth, Minn., Joe (Mary) of La Crosse, John of Onalaska; a brother-in-law, Michael Young of West Salem.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Betty, in 2002; and her sister, Barbara Young in 2003.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held May 23 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, La Crosse, with burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Henry Leo 'Hank' Schneider

Henry Leo "Hank" Schneider, of La Crosse died Monday, May 23, 2005, while doing what he loved on Long Lake.

He was born in La Crosse on April 27, 1939, to Leo J. and Marguerite (Barra) Schneider Sr. Hank graduated from Aquinas High School in 1957 and attended Lincoln College.

He is survived by his wife Kathy, two sons, Mike (Debbie) Schneider of Onalaska and Bill (Kelly) Schneider of Onalaska; one daughter, Michelle (Vern) LaFleur of Holmen; four stepchildren, Connie (Ron) Wilda of Rice Lake, Wis., Terri (Dee) Ashmore of La Crosse, Peggy Radloff and her fiance Don Baardseth of Onalaska and David (Penny) Effertz of La Crosse; six grandchildren, Alyssa and Austin Schneider, Andrew and Alex LaFleur and Jacob and Samantha Schneider; seven stepgrandchildren, Rhonda (Matt) Craker, Araysa Ashmore, Nick (Angie) Radloff, Lisa Radloff, and Tyler, Tiffani and Davey Effertz; three step-great-grandchildren, Brooke Craker and Nina and Derek Radloff; four brothers, Paul (Kay) Schneider of Holmen, Mark (Peg) Schneider of La Crosse, Father Leo J. Schneider of Minneapolis and Larry Schneider of California; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents;, an infant sister, Blanche; and a grandson, Tyler Effertz.

Hank was an avid hunter, fisherman and Packer fan and was well known for his insatiable laugh. He had worked at Schneider Heating & Air Conditioning for many years before retiring. Hank's favorite saying was "going up north."

A Mass of Christian burial was held May 26 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, with entombment in the St. Joseph Mausoleum, Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.

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