LA CROSSE/DE SOTO — Iva Lea Hammond, 100 years, six months and 25 days, of La Crosse/De Soto died Thursday, May 24, 2018, at Hillview Health Care Center.

ONALASKA — Mary Ellen Friske, 89, of Onalaska died peacefully Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at Bethany-Riverside, La Crosse.

WEST SALEM — Thomas “Tom” Glade Williams, 70, of West Salem went to his heavenly home Monday, May 21, 2018, after a brief illness.

John Max Scheel, 87, of La Crosse died Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at Bethany Lutheran Riverside, where he had resided for the past four years, two of those years with his wife, Mary, who preceded him in death Jan. 17, 2016.

Stephen M. Oestriech, 74, of La Crosse passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at Lakeview Healthcare Center in West Salem.

Alice L. Lenser, 87, of La Crosse died Thursday, May 24, 2018, at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 1, at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Barre Mills, with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, at Jandt…

Timothy Everett McHenry, 59, of La Crosse died Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at the Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse.

HOLMEN — Karen L. Benz, 63, of Holmen passed away Thursday, May 24, 2018, at her home.

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Robert Otto was also preceded in death by his father, Harold Otto; and is also survived by his brother, Lawrence Otto; and sisters, Patricia B. Ruetten and Marilyn DeCoursin.

WEST SALEM — Gaylord L. Gruen, 87, of West Salem died Thursday, May 24, 2018, at Hillview Health Care Center.

Marilyn Joan Jirsa, 88, of La Crosse died Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at the Bethany Riverside Care Center.

On May 19, 2018, Abby Larson took her last breath. Ironically, it was an oversized heart that took her life because Abby lived every day with room in her heart for all.

GEORGETOWN, Ky. — Brian M. Tauscher, 57, of Georgetown died Friday, May 18, 2018, at home from a heart attack.

DECORAH, Iowa — Leota Knudsvig, 81, of Decorah died Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at Gundersen Health System, La Crosse. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 1, at Ossian Lutheran Church, with burial in Hillside Cemetery, both in Ossian, Iowa. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, …

Merilee Connell, 75, of Onalaska, died in her home Friday, May 25, 2018. Coulee Region Cremation Group is assisting the family.

MCGREGOR, Iowa — Richard David Scherf, 49, of McGregor died Thursday, May 24, 2018, at his home. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, at First Lutheran Church, McGregor, with visitation from 9 a.m. to service time. Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of McGreg…

Sally Ann Hall, 80, of La Crosse died Thursday, May 24, 2018, in Bethany Riverside, La Crosse. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 8, in Blaschke & Schneider Funeral Home, 1501 West Ave. S., La Crosse, with visitation from 9 a.m. to service time. A complete obituary …

VIROQUA — Blaine Earl Brye, 95, of Viroqua died Friday May 25, 2018, at Creamery Creek in Viroqua. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, at Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua, followed by burial with military honors at Viroqua Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to services.

Janice M. Peterson, 70, of La Crosse died Monday, May 14, 2018. A memorial service celebrating Janice’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 16, at Onalaska Church of Christ, with visitation at 10 a.m. Sletten McKee Hanson Funeral Home of La Crosse is assisting the family with arrangements.

DAKOTA, Minn. — Jeffrey C. Woodard, 55, of Dakota died Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, at Mayo Health System in La Crosse, Wis. A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at the family farm in Dakota. Watkowski-Mulyck Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

ONALASKA — Joanne M. Tomalka, 86, of Onalaska died Friday, May 25, 2018, at Gundersen Health System, La Crosse. Services will be held at English Lutheran Church, La Crosse. A complete obituary will be provided by Dickinson Family Funeral Home & Crematory.

LA CRESCENT, Minn. — Patricia (Patty) A. Beckman, 51, of La Crescent passed away surrounded by loved ones Monday, May 21, 2018, after battling health problems for a number of years.

HOLMEN — Karen L. Benz, 63, of Holmen died Thursday, May 24, 2018, at her home. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 31, at Onalaska United Methodist Church, with visitation 9 a.m. to time of service. Burial will be in Onalaska Cemetery. A complete obituary will be provid…

Albert “Steve” Gollnick, 77, of La Crosse died Friday, May 25, 2018, in his home. Blaschke & Schneider funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. A complete obituary will follow.

WEST SALEM — Thomas “Tom” Glade Williams, 70, of West Salem died Monday, May 21, 2018, after a brief illness. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Prince of Peace Church, West Salem. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. and from noon until time of service, both at the church. J…

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. — Charlotte Topel (nee Krueger), 79, of Menomonee Falls passed away at her home with her family by her side Sunday, May 13, 2018.

BLACK RIVER FALLS — Gary Lee Dolsey, 73, of Black River Falls died Thursday, May 17, 2018, at his home. Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2, at United Methodist Church in Black River Falls, with burial to follow at Riverside Cemetery, both in Black River Falls. Visitation will …

ONALASKA — Mary Ellen Friske, 89, of Onalaska died Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at Bethany-Riverside Nursing Facility. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, at North Presbyterian Church in La Crosse, with visitation 10 a.m. to time of service. Schumacher-Kish Funeral and Crem…

Timothy Everett McHenry, 59, of La Crosse died Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, at First Ev. Lutheran Church in La Crosse. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Schumacher-Kish Funeral &…

Marilyn Joan Jirsa, 88, of La Crosse died Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at Bethany Riverside Care Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2, at Schumacher-Kish Funeral & Cremation Services of La Crosse, with visitation 10 a.m. to time of services. A complete obituary wil…

LA CRESCENT, Minn. — Brian Donald Schumacher and Janet Doreen Veit of La Crescent died of a tragic accident while on a dream fly fishing vacation in Iceland. Funeral services are pending and will be announced at a later date by Schumacher-Kish Funeral & Cremation Services of La Crescent.

TOMAH — Virginia L. Stoda, 94, of Tomah died Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Visitation will be held 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 27, at Torkelson Funeral Home in Tomah. Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, in Oak Grove Cemetery, Tomah.

Sally Ann Hall, 80, of La Crosse died Thursday, May 24, 2018, in Bethany Riverside, La Crosse. Blaschke & Schneider Funeral Homes are assisting the family with arrangements. A complete obituary will follow.

Peggy Ann Benrud, 61, of La Crosse passed away at her home Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

MINDORO — Ellen Ruth Stanhope, 71, of Mindoro passed away unexpectedly Monday, May 21, 2018, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Sparta.

SHOREWOOD, Wis./LA CROSSE — Thomas Lee Hood, 78, devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, relative and friend to many of Shorewood and La Crosse, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018, under the care of his loving wife, Margie (Cieplak), family and friends.