LA CRESCENT/DAKOTA, Minn. — Roy D. Schroeder, 93, of La Crescent and formerly of rural Dakota, died Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at La Crescent Health Services, La Crescent.

BANGOR — Ella F. Nephew, 80, of Bangor died Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at the Mayo Health System in La Crosse.

HOLMEN — Kenneth E. Schaldach, 89, of Holmen passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at his home.

ETTRICK/BANGOR — Karen Rita Kneifl (Herzog) 76, of Ettrick, formerly of Bangor passed away peacefully in her home Sunday, July 15, 2018, with her family by her side.

ONALASKA — Lyle Saddler, 80, of Onalaska passed away peacefully Saturday, July 14, 2018.

MONTROSE, Colo. — Pastor Stanley Ray Chitwood, 88, of Montrose passed away Monday, July 16, 2018.

Claire Rose Walz, five weeks and four days old, of La Crosse died Sunday, July 15, 2018, very unexpectedly. She was born June 6, 2018, in La Crosse, to Susan Walz and Adrianus Theunisse.

BLACK RIVER FALLS — Ralph Oscar Loken, 95, of Black River Falls passed away Saturday, July 14, 2018, at The Wisconsin Veterans Home at King, Wis.

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Joan Helena Fogelson (nee Schmies) of Viroqua and formerly of Chicago and Evanston, Il., passed away Sunday, July 15, 2018, at Bethel Home in Viroqua. She was 87 years old.

Beverly J. Young, 92, of La Crosse passed away peacefully in her home Saturday, July 14, 2018.

ONALASKA — Lyle E. Saddler of Onalaska passed away peacefully July 14, 2018. He was 80 years old.

Robert James Peterson, 95, passed away Thursday evening, July 12, 2018, at Vernon Memorial Hospital in Viroqua

HOLMEN -- Lynn Kenneth Schultz, 77, of Holmen passed away Monday, July 16, 2018, at Mayo Health Center surrounded by his family. He was ready to meet the Lord.

Daniel Carl Frosch, 74, formerly of La Crescent, Minn., died Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Rheta Verona (Justin) Rogneby, 84, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 12, 2018, at her home in La Crosse, after a long, courageous battle with cancer.

ARCADIA — Thomas Albert Woychik, 63, of Arcadia passed away Sunday, July 15, 2018, at Mayo Clinic Hospital-St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester, Minn.

STURGEON BAY, Wis. — Robert J. Schlicht Jr., 68, of Sturgeon Bay was called home to heaven Monday, July 9, 2018.

WHITEHALL, Wis. — Marlys E. Giese, 80, of Whitehall died Sunday, July 15, 2018, in the Pigeon Falls Health Care Center in Pigeon Falls, Wis., after a long journey with Alzheimer’s disease.

BRICE PRAIRIE — John Paul Marshall, 31, of Brice Prairie, passed away doing what he loved, Saturday, July 14, 2018.

Jerome P. Saterbak, A.I.A., of La Crosse died Saturday, June 23, 2018, at Gundersen Health System.

Kathryn “Katie” Jean Pelan, 85, of La Crosse passed away peacefully May 30, 2018, at Gundersen Health System.

MINNEAPOLIS — Ann Mangner Rank, 90, of Minneapolis was born in La Crosse, Jan. 23, 1928 and died in St. Paul, Sunday, July 1, 2018.

LuAnne Mary Hotchkiss, 64, of La Crosse died peacefully Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse.

Kenneth Carl Rownd, 92, of La Crosse passed away Thursday, July 12, 2018.

Barbara Ann (Berg) Thompson, 91, of Viroqua passed away Saturday, July 7, 2018, at Hillview Health Care Facility in La Crosse.

MINDORO — Michael B. Stetzer, 66, of Mindoro passed away Thursday, July 12, 2018, at his home.

Marilyn R. Harnisch, 81, of La Crosse passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse.

Mary Espenes, 90, of La Crosse passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at Eagle Crest South in La Crosse.

CUBA CITY, Wis./LA CROSSE — John “Jack” L. Redfearn, 75, of Cuba City, formerly of La Crosse, died Thursday, July 12, 2018, at home.

ONALASKA — Dr. Gregory William Ludden, D.D.S., 69, of Onalaska passed away Thursday, June 7, 2018, at the Tomah VA Medical Center’s Journey Home Hospice Unit.

COON VALLEY — Douglas A. Sveum, 76, of rural Coon Valley died Thursday, July 12, 2018, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse.

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SPARTA — Joanne A. Olson, 87, of Sparta died Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at Gundersen Health System, La Crosse.

DESOTO—Jim J. Skarda, 81, of rural DeSoto passed away at his home peacefully surrounded by his family Friday morning, July 13, 2018.

WEST SALEM — Joan Leland, 59, of West Salem passed away peacefully at her home Tuesday, July 10, 2018, after a courageous 17 month battle with breast cancer.