VIROQUA — Winnifred I. Stigen, 90, of Viroqua died Friday, Dec. 8, 2017.

She was born Jan. 19, 1927, in Westby, the only child of Oscar and Ruby (Lee) Stigen. Winnie graduated from Viroqua High School in 1945. She worked as a nurses aide at La Crosse Lutheran Hospital before attending school in Minneapolis. She first completed a laboratory technician course and then went on to graduate as a registered nurse from Northwestern Hospital in 1953. Winnie worked at Vernon Memorial Hospital for 32 years, retiring in 1986. She moved to Maplewood Terrace Assisted Living, before moving to Bethel Home in 2009. Winnie was proud of her Norwegian heritage.

Winnie is survived by her Bethel Home family and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and several aunts and uncles.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home, 123 W. Decker, Hwy. 56, in Viroqua. Pastor Yvonne Marshall will officiate with burial to follow in the Coon Prairie Cemetery. Friends may call from noon till the time of service at 1 p.m.

In lieu of plants or flowers, memorials may be given to the Bethel Home or Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

Online Condolences may be offered at www.VossFH.com.

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