Obituaries for Wednesday, March 22, 2005

2006-03-22T00:00:00Z Obituaries for Wednesday, March 22, 2005 La Crosse Tribune
March 22, 2006 12:00 am

Lillian E. Albrecht | Steve A. Brown | Ross Bullen | Morgan Ilene Davidson | Donald N. Flatten | Olga M. Johnson | Robert C. Jopek, Jr. | Dolores M. Kadlec | Benjamin N. Kirchoff | Thomas De Keyrel | Eunice R. Lueck | Michael Joseph Manchester | Gladys M. Moran | Grace E. Mulder | Lester Netwal | Thomas E. O'Hara | Walter A. Schurz | Milton Tanke | Helen Torud

Thomas M. De Keyrel

Tom passed away at home Saturday, March 18, 2006, after a long courageous fight with emphysema.

He was born in La Crosse on June 12, 1939, to Maurice A. and Mary M. Henderson De Keyrel. He attended Onalaska High School and graduated from Aquinas High School in 1958. He married his high school sweetheart, Jaqueline Sarner, on Feb. 7, 1959. Tom was proud to serve his country in the U.S. Army. He was employed as an auto body technician for 43 years, retiring from Central Collision Center two years ago. Tom was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and always a cowboy at heart. He was a workaholic, a perfectionist and a teacher. He loved his God, his family, dogs, horses, a good hit wreck, interesting people, a good book, cowboy movies, NASCAR races, long drives in the mountains and spending hours in the kitchen cooking a great meal for family and friends. And if you didn't want his answer, don't ask the question.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years; children, Babette (Daniel) Steers, Sherri (Danny) McDermet, John (Kathy) De Keyrel and Kathleen (Devin) Allen; eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two step-greatgrandchildren; brothers, John and Donald; many nieces and nephews; and many fabulous friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Mary Evelyn, Eugenia, R. Louise and Aloysius.

Friends may call on the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 24, at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 South 900 East, where the recitation of the Holy Rosary will begin at 8 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at St. Vincent de Paul, 1375 East Spring Lane, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Special thanks to his physicians at the VA hospital and to the Rocky Mountain Hospice team.

Helen Torud

WHITEHALL, Wis. - Helen Torud, 92, of Whitehall died Friday, March 17, 2006, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse.

She was born June 24, 1913, in Burnside Township, Trempealeau County, Wis., to Christ and Helga (Enarson) Christianson. Helen married Milo Torud on June 8, 1935, in Whitehall. He died Aug. 28, 1995. The couple farmed in Preston and Lincoln Townships in Trempealeau County.

Helen was very active in Our Saviour's Lutheran Church and its ladies aid. She enjoyed watching or listening to the Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs. Helen's love for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren was the most important part of her life.

Helen is survived by three children, Marlys (Kenneth) Giese and Ardell (Pat) Torud, both of Whitehall and Michael (Rachel) Torud of Altoona, Wis.; sister-in-law, Adeline Anderson of Blair, Wis.; ten grandchildren, Kevin (Michelle) Giese, Ken Giese, Gary (Nancy) Giese, Pam (Mike) Thompson, Paula (Joe) Carty, Penny (Tom) Beers, Aaron (Karen) Torud, Justin, Jenna and Brittany Torud; 17 great-grandchildren, Harper, Madison, Brady, Samantha and Kasey Giese, Kyle and Jenna Spagnoletti, Tyler and Alexis Thompson, Adam, Macy and Aaron Carty, Brooklyn, Brynn and Branson Beers and Mitchell and Bridget Torud.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband; two sisters, Edna Johnson and Millie Guse; and three brothers, Leonard, Oscar and Theodore Christianson.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, March 24, at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Whitehall, with The Rev. Jon Becker officiating. Burial will be in Old Whitehall Cemetery, rural Whitehall.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Edison Funeral Home, Independence, Wis., and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

Helen Torud

WHITEHALL, Wis. - Helen Torud, 92, of Whitehall died Friday, March 17, 2006, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse.

She was born June 24, 1913, in Burnside Township, Trempealeau County, Wis., to Christ and Helga (Enarson) Christianson. Helen married Milo Torud on June 8, 1935, in Whitehall. He died Aug. 28, 1995. The couple farmed in Preston and Lincoln Townships in Trempealeau County.

Helen was very active in Our Saviour's Lutheran Church and its ladies aid. She enjoyed watching or listening to the Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs. Helen's love for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren was the most important part of her life.

Helen is survived by three children, Marlys (Kenneth) Giese and Ardell (Pat) Torud, both of Whitehall and Michael (Rachel) Torud of Altoona, Wis.; sister-in-law, Adeline Anderson of Blair, Wis.; ten grandchildren, Kevin (Michelle) Giese, Ken Giese, Gary (Nancy) Giese, Pam (Mike) Thompson, Paula (Joe) Carty, Penny (Tom) Beers, Aaron (Karen) Torud, Justin, Jenna and Brittany Torud; 17 great-grandchildren, Harper, Madison, Brady, Samantha and Kasey Giese, Kyle and Jenna Spagnoletti, Tyler and Alexis Thompson, Adam, Macy and Aaron Carty, Brooklyn, Brynn and Branson Beers and Mitchell and Bridget Torud.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband; two sisters, Edna Johnson and Millie Guse; and three brothers, Leonard, Oscar and Theodore Christianson.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, March 24, at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Whitehall, with The Rev. Jon Becker officiating. Burial will be in Old Whitehall Cemetery, rural Whitehall.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Edison Funeral Home, Independence, Wis., and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

Lester Netwal

Lester Netwal, 96, died peacefully at Hillview Health Care Center in La Crosse on Wednesday, March 15, 2006.

He was born April 25, 1909, in La Crosse to Julius and Sophie (Janouck) Netwal. He married Ruth Knutson on Aug. 4, 1929, in Caledonia, Minn. Lester worked as a draftsman for John Deere in Waterloo, Iowa, and retired from there to La Crescent, Minn., in the early 1970s after years of marriage. Their son, Lester, Jr., preceded both of them in death Jan. 29, 1972.

Lester is survived by two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, Richard Netwal of Kansas City, Mo., and his daughter, Catherine; and Elizabeth (Mike) Allen of Clear Lake, Minn., and their sons, Zachary and Parker.

Lester was the oldest of 10 children. Five brothers, Edward, Art, Julius, Clarence (Mike), and Donald, and one sister, Mae (Russell) Bakkum preceded him in death.

He is further survived by three brothers, Robert of La Crosse, Jerome (Pete) of Onalaska, Wis., and Ray of Robinsdale, Minn.; and many nieces and nephews. His nephew, Dan (Rita) Netwal of Onalaska, son of Donald, is his godchild.

Lester was a very kind and gentle man who cared for his wife, Ruth, during years of illness, and his companion, Hazel Sickles of Onalaska, in their later years. He enjoyed trout fishing, photographing wildlife and doing stained glass work for family and friends. Lester was an avid bird watcher with his friend Hazel, and together they enjoyed their common interest in landscape painting.

Lester was grateful for his helpful neighbors in La Crescent, especially Joe and Pat Briggeman, for their assistance over the years. The family would like to thank Hillview Healthcare Center for Lester's compassionate care.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, in Trinity Lutheran Church, Sill St., La Crosse. Pastor Liberty will officiate and burial will be in Mormon Coulee Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to the time of services Tuesday at the church.

Dickinson Family Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Dolores M. Kadlec

ETTRICK, Wis. - Dolores M. Kadlec, 91, formerly of Ettrick died Sunday, March 19, 2006, at Grand View Care Center in Blair, Wis.

She was born Jan. 1, 1915, in Jump River, Wis., to Peter and Magdalena (Latz) Debold Sr. She grew up and attended school in Jump River. In 1933, she lived and worked in Milwaukee where she met and married Clarence Kadlec on Sept. 6, 1937. He preceded her in death in 1981. She later moved to Ettrick and resided there from 1987 until she became a resident of the Grand View Care Center in 2004.

She is survived by two sons, Clarence Kadlec of Holcombe, Wis., and Richard (Patricia) Kadlec of Greendale, Wis.; two brothers, Peter Debold Jr. of Jump River and Anton Debold of Brussels, Wis.; and four grandchildren, William, Lisa and Michael Kadlec and Roberta Potaracke.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Dolores will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, at St. Bridget's Catholic Church in Ettrick. Father Bob Wagner will officiate. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Monday, March 27, at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Milwaukee. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to the time of services Saturday at the church in Ettrick. Fossum Funeral Home of Onalaska is assisting the family.

The family wishes to thank the Grand View Care Center staff for their kind compassionate care of their mother during her stay at the home.

Milton 'Milt' Tanke

PLACENTIA, Wis. - Milton "Milt" Tanke, 80, formerly of La Crosse died Monday, March 20, 2006, at his home in Placentia, Calif. Arrangements are pending with Coleman Mortuary of La Habra, Calif.

Lillian E. Albrecht

Lillian E. Albrecht, 87, of La Crosse died at Franciscan Skemp Healthcare on Monday, March 20, 2006.

She was born in La Crosse on June 18, 1918, to Gustave and Augusta (Strauss) Veglahn. She married Vernon Albrecht in La Crosse in 1941, and he preceded her in death. Prior to retiring, Lillian had been a custodian at First Evangelical Lutheran Church for many years. She was a founding member of the Ladies Aid, was a member of the church choir, Mother's Club, AARP, WWTI Homemakers, Swinging Seniors, UAW Retirees, Open Heart Association, Wisconsin Republican Committee and was a past president of the Grandmothers Club. Lillian volunteered at Hillview Health Care Center and First Evangelical Lutheran School library. Having not graduated from high school, she went back to school and obtained her GED in 2003.

Survivors are a daughter, Louise Cator of Rockford, Ill.; two sons, Karl of Onalaska, Wis., and Paul of La Crosse; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Vernon R.; one grandchild, Peter; a sister; and four brothers.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, March 24, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 400 West Ave. S. The Rev. Roger Sachs will officiate, and burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 10 a.m. to the time of services Friday at the church. Memorials are requested for First Evangelical Lutheran Church or School.

Dickinson-Sletten McKee Hanson Funeral is assisting the family.

Walter A. Schurz

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. - Walter A. Schurz, 85, of Prairie du Chien died Tuesday, March 23, 2006, at Memorial Hospital in Prairie du Chien. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at Thornburg-Hanson Funeral Home, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery, both in Prairie du Chien. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Thursday. Memorials may be directed to Prairie du Chien Rescue Squad of Prairie Maison.

Olga M. Johnson

ONALASKA, Wis. - Olga M. Johnson, 93, died in the Onalaska Care Center on Tuesday, March 21, 2006.

She was born June 14, 1912, in Barre Mills, Wis., to Fred and Dora (Meyer) Miller. She married Orville Johnson on Feb. 25, 1942, in Barre Mills, and together they ran the family farm. Orville preceded Olga in death on May 18, 1991.

She is survived by two sons, Leland (Lois) Johnson of Onalaska and Dean Johnson of Milwaukee, Wis.; six grandchildren, Kimberly Deml, Debra (Barry) Irish, Dawn (Joe) King, Kim Noel, Michael (Lori) McMorrow and Kenneth (Debra) McMorrow; nine great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Margie and Ardys Johnson and Lola Chalsma; and a brother-in-law, William Sacia.

In addition to her husband, Olga was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Marilyn; and a brother, Fred Miller.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday in St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1201 Main Street, Onalaska. Burial will be in the Onalaska Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to the time of services Friday at the church.

Memorials may be given to the debt retirement fund at St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

Dickinson Family Funeral Home of Onalaska is assisting the family.

Steve A. Brown

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. - Steve A. Brown, 52, of Eau Claire and formerly of Camp Douglas, died Tuesday, March 21, 2006, at Clairemont Nursing Home, Eau Claire. Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 25, at Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, Tomah. Burial will be in Camp Douglas Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home; and from 10 a.m. to the time of services Saturday.

Michael Joseph Manchester

LANSING, Iowa - Mike Manchester, 53, of Lansing, formerly of Waterloo, Wis., passed away of Leukemia Friday, March 17, 2006, at his home. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 25, at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Waterloo. The Thornburg-Hanson Funeral Home in Lansing is assisting the family with arrangements.

Eunice R. Lueck

SPARTA, Wis. - Eunice R. Lueck, 88, of Waukesha, Wis., and formerly of Sparta died Tuesday, March 21, 2006, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be announced later by Lanham-Miller Funeral Home, Sparta.

Grace Edith (Williams) Mulder

WEST SALEM, Wis. - Grace E. Mulder, 84, of West Salem ascended into God's loving arms Monday, March 20, 2006, at Mulder's Health Care Facility, West Salem.

She was born Feb. 19, 1922, in Coles Valley (near Sparta, Wis.) to Walter and Edith (Bingman) Williams. Grace was baptized at the Welch Presbyterian Church in Coles Valley. Grace was 7 years old when her father passed away. Edith, her mother, and Grace then moved to Amery, Wis., to reside closer to relatives. After high school graduation in 1939, Grace and her mother moved to La Crosse. Persuaded by her mother, Grace pursued her nursing education. Under careful and attentive guidance of the "Sisters," Grace graduated from the St. Francis School of Nursing in 1944. Grace recalled and shared many insightful memories and experiences of her early nurse "training." She married Robert Mulder Sr., in a double wedding ceremony, at which his brother, Glen, married Annamae Pfaff, on April 7, 1945, at New Amsterdam Presbyterian Church. Bob and Grace resided and farmed along Hwy. 16 between Bangor, Wis., and West Salem. Grace worked as a nurse at Lutheran Hospital in surgery and also at Fort McCoy. In 1956, Bob and Grace started Mulder Nursing Home in Rockland, Wis. As a forward-thinking person with an entrepreneurial spirit, she and Bob purchased land in West Salem and her dream became a reality of Mulder Nursing Home at 713 N. Leonard St., West Salem. Grace had a passion for serving others. She was fun-loving, ambitious, creative and spontaneous. Grace loved history, speaking about current events and discussing the current status of health care. Grace enjoyed adventure and travel; her car was usually packed and ready to go. She was an active member of AARP and served on the Advocacy for Aging Committee. In 1997, she was nominated and selected as one of 10 Most Admired Seniors in Wisconsin. She was a member of the La Crosse Beekeepers and educated others, namely the young, in schools and events in beekeeping. Grace and Bob created many friendships through their active involvement in the Sierra Club. Grace had a "can do" attitude with all the things she approached. She was a lover of flowers, verses, poems, music and friendships. Grace loved and relished her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. There will never be anyone like you, "Grandma Grace."

Survivors include two daughters, Carol (Harry) Griswold and Rachel (Steve) Tabor, both of West Salem; two sons, Robert Jr. (Colleen) Mulder of Holmen, Wis., and David (Tamara) Mulder of West Salem; 12 grandchildren, Andy, Tom, Willie and Rich Griswold, Jennifer Steers, Cathy Hansen, Amanda Tabor, Jared, Sarah and Matthias Mulder, and Ben and Carter Mulder; five great-grandchildren, Mason, Brittany, Dylan, Zachary, and Madelynn; one sister-in-law, Annamae Mulder Sahlstrom of La Crosse; one brother-in-law, Carl Sahlstrom of La Crosse; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob on June 17, 2002; her parents; and a sister, Winnifred.

Memorial services will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at the Presbyterian Church of West Salem, 625 W. Franklin St. Pastor Stephanie M. Steiner will officiate. Burial will be in Neshonoc Cemetery. Friends may call from noon to the time of services Sunday at the Presbyterian Church of West Salem. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred and will be used to assist in establishing a scholarship fund for prospective nursing students.

Jostad-Jandt Funeral Home, West Salem, is in charge of arrangements.

Spring has sprung - for thee the earth puts forth sweet flowers. We love and admired your devotion to all of us. We will miss you, Grandma!

Benjamin N. 'Ben' Kirchoff

SPARTA, Wis. - Benjamin N. "Ben" Kirchoff, 93, of Sparta died Sunday, March 19, 2006, at Hillview Health Care Center, La Crosse.

He was born Nov. 15, 1912, in Belle Plaine, Minn. Ben was the 11th of 13 children born to Bernard H. and Catherine (Collins) Kirchoff. In September 1935, he moved to Sparta and entered a mortuary apprentice program with Lanham Funeral Home and Furniture Store. He was licensed in the state of Wisconsin as an embalmer in 1938 and a funeral director in 1939. Ben married Mary Ann Felzer on June 25, 1938, at

St. James The Less Catholic Church in La Crosse. She died March 3, 2002.

Late in WWII he was drafted and served with the Army Medical Corps. After the war, he became a member of the Wisconsin National Guard and was an honorary life member of the O.L. Arnold-D.K. Slayton American Legion Post 100, Sparta. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and an honorary life member of the Knights of Columbus Council 4592, Sparta.

Ben became owner of Lanham Funeral Home in 1960. After his sale of the business in 1971, he continued to work on a part-time basis for the new owner, as well as several other funeral homes in the Monroe County area. It wasn't until 2001, after serving 63 years, that he discontinued all involvement in his profession. In recent years, Ben enjoyed his gardening and woodworking. He made everything from rocking horses, clocks, rocking chairs and quilt racks to a cradle, which has been made use of by most of his great-grandchildren.

He is survived by two sons, James M. (Sharon) Kirchoff of La Crosse and David F. (Ethel) Kirchoff of St. Petersburg, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Jodi (Rob) Miller, Jerry (Rhonda) Kirchoff, Jennifer (Chris) Gloede, Shannon (Ken) Foster, Kimberly (Rick) Ling, Lola (Robert) Gregory, John Kirchoff and Troy (Natasha) Kirchoff; 16 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, Mary Ann, he was preceded in death by his parents; a sister; and 11 brothers.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Sparta, with Father James Leary O.F.M. Cap. officiating. Burial with full military honors provided by VFW Post 2112 and American Legion Post 100 will be in St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Lanham-Miller Funeral Home, Sparta, and from 9 a.m. to the time of services Thursday at the church. Online condolences may be offered at www.lanham-miller.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Hillview Health Care Center in Ben's memory.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to all the caring staff of Hillview. A special thanks to the nurses and aides for all they give of themselves as caregivers.

Lanham-Miller Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

Robert C. 'Beezer' Jopek Jr.

MELVINA, Wis. - Robert C. "Beezer" Jopek Jr., 56, of Melvina, formerly of Milwaukee, passed away Friday, March 17, 2006, at his home.

A memorial service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, March 23, at Torkelson Funeral Home in Cashton, Wis. Burial will take place at a later date at Arlington Park Cemetery, Milwaukee.

Torkelson Funeral Home of Cashton is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences are available at www.torkelsonfuneralhome.com.

Thomas E. O'Hara

BLAIR, Wis. - Thomas E. O'Hara, 81, of Blair died Sunday, March 19, 2006, in the home of his son in Ettrick, Wis.

Thomas was born June 1, 1924, in Chicago to Michael and Bridget (Durkin) O'Hara. He married Amanda Ornes in 1959 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Amanda preceded Thomas in death in 1979. Thomas served with the Corp of Engineers in the U.S. Army during WWII and was a monk at Trappist Monastery in New Melleray, Iowa, from 1952 to 1956. Thomas was a teacher and vice principal at the Posen-Robbins Elementary School near Chicago and was the guidance director and teacher at the Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights, Ill. Thomas purchased a farm in rural Blair in 1971, and moved there in 1978. He was a teacher and guidance counselor at the Taylor school prior to his retirement. Thomas also farmed and sold water softeners. Devoted to his family, Thomas spent much of his retirement traveling the country from family to family helping at the births of many of his 21 grandchildren. Thomas was a member of Saint Ansgar's Catholic Church and was a third-degree knight of the Knights of Columbus Council 3825.

Thomas is survived by five children, Michael (Ann) O'Hara of Ettrick, Lt. Col. Thomas (Beth) O'Hara of Fort Bragg, N.C., Father Joseph O'Hara of Ettrick (Parochial Administra-tor of St. Bridget's and St. Ansgar's Catholic Churches), Mary (Steve) Cain of Santa Paula, Calif., and Martin (Mary) O'Hara of Hebron, N.H.; 21 grandchildren; a brother, Father Martin O'Hara of Taylorville, Ill.; three sisters, Sister Mary O'Hara O.P. of Sinsinawa, Wis., Sister Ann O'Hara O.P. of River Forest, Ill., and Beatrice (Jim) Hopman of Chicago.; a brother-in-law, Jim Hassett of Chicago; two sisters-in-law, June O'Hara of Palos Park, Ill., and Ellie Brannigan of Chicago.

In addition to his parents and wife, Thomas was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Maria; four brothers, Father Jim, Father Michael, Hugh and John O'Hara; and two sisters, Helen Hassett and Kathleen Brannigan.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 25, in Saint Ansgar's Catholic Church in Blair with the principle celebrant being His Excellency, Bishop Jerome Listecki, and Father Joseph O'Hara, Father Martin O'Hara and other priests concelebrating. Burial will be in Saint Bridget's Catholic Cemetery in Ettrick. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 24, at Jack Funeral Home in Blair, where a Christian prayer service will be at 7:30 p.m., followed by a Knights of Columbus rosary. Friends may also call one hour prior to the services Saturday at the church.

Morgan Ilene Davidson

Morgan Ilene Davidson was born into God's arms March 19, 2006, the daughter of Shelly (Ray) and David Davidson of La Crosse. Morgan's parents, along with her family were looking forward to her arrival in July, but God had another plan for her parents' little "buttercup."

She will be sadly missed most of all by her parents; her cousin, Brooklyn Ray; her grandparents, Dawn and Tim Ray of Seneca, Wis.; her grandma, Judy Davidson of Prairie Du Chien, Wis.; her uncle, Dustin (Heather); her uncle, Travis; aunt, Casey; and her great-grandma, Dorothy Olson of Seneca. She is survived also by many great aunts and uncles. A graveside burial will be 1 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at Dickson Ridge Cemetery in Lynxville, Wis., with a celebration of Morgan's life to follow at the Seneca Community Building.

Donald N. Flatten

YUCATAN, Minn. - Donald N. Flatten, 68, of Yucatan died Monday, March 20, 2006, at his home. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at Faith Lutheran Church of Blackhammer, Minn. There will be a visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hoff Funeral HomesnHouston Chapel, Houston, Minn.

Gladys M. (Nee Kraus) Moran

WAUKESHA, Wis. - Gladys M. (Nee Kraus) Moran, 103, of Waukesha, formerly of Sussex, Wis., died Saturday, March 18, 2006.

Gladys was a retired teacher having taught in Lodi, Wis., Onalaska, Wis., and at Sussex Hamilton High School. She was a member of Lisbon Presbyterian Church in the town of Lisbon, Wis.

Survivors include her husband, Horace; children, Pat (Judith) Moran, Michaelee (Ernest) Hopp and Tom (Iris) Moran; grandchildren, Kelli, Kerri, Michael, Patrick, Jill and Andrew Moran, Sean Hopp and Tamara Washio; and great-grandchildren, Patrick John, Margaret, M. Luke and Matthew Moran, Nathan and Lauren Moran, Sophia and Isaac Hopp, Zoey Washio, Madeleine and Miles Moran. She is also the sister-in-law of Walter (Eleanor) Moran; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Friday, March 24, at Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home W250 N6505 Hwy. 164, Sussex. Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. to the time of services Friday at the funeral home. Private burial will be at Boscobel Cemetery, Boscobel, Wis. If desired, memorials to her church are appreciated.

Ross Bullen

SPARTA, Wis. - Ross Bullen, 79, of Sparta passed away Sunday, March 19, 2006, at Rolling Hills Rehabilitation Center in Sparta. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at Rolling Hills Rehabilitation Center Chapel, Sparta. Visitation will be 1 p.m. to services Thursday at the chapel. Torkelson Page-Smith Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences are available at www.torkelsonfuneral home.com.

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