December 07, 1939 - - January 29, 2019
The spirit of Leland Jerome Briggs, 79, has flown high, beyond the sky, into everlasting peace. He leaves behind a family who has always depended on his strength of character, wisdom and love.
Leland was blessed to grow up in the small town of Ettrick, WI and could always count on his childhood friends for skating, skiing, swimming, fishing and all around fun. In his adult ye ...
February 09, 1926 - - June 13, 2018
Clifford Paul Blaha, 92, died peacefully at home in Ettrick, Wisconsin with his family by his side on June 13, 2018.
Clifford was born on February 9, 1926 to Jacob and Agatha (Brynok) Blaha on a farm near Independence, Wisconsin. At age 5, his family moved to Ettrick which became his home for the remainder of his years. He graduated from Blair High School in 1944.
That same y ...
October 07, 1926 - - September 24, 2017
Everett “Ev” Johnson, 90, passed away on September 24, 2017 at Gunderson Health Systems, La Crosse. Always the avid golfer, he passed just five days after his last round of golf.
Ev was born on October 7, 1926 to George and Ethel (Gear) Johnson and grew up in Onalaska with seven siblings.
Everett met the love of his life, Elvina “Vinie" during a chance game of shufflebo ...
Ben Czarnecki Jr
March 02, 1952 - - March 04, 2016
Bangor, WI: Ben J. Czarnecki, 64, of Bangor died suddenly on Friday, March 4, 2016 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems – Sparta Campus. He was born on March 2, 1952 in Hillsdale, Michigan to Ben and Alice (Englehart) Czarnecki. He married Jill Coleman on March 1, 1997 in Houston, Minnesota. Ben served in the US Army for 16 years. He then worked as an over the road truck driver ...
March 04, 1924 - - December 14, 2015
John J. Olson, 91, died on Monday December 14, 2015 at Gundersen Health Systems in La Crosse. He was born on March 4, 1924 in Colfax, Wi to John and Kathryn (Wiseman) Olson. He grew up in New Auburn, WI before enlisting in the US Army Air Corp. during WW II. His tour of duty in the Army took him to many places including India and Tinian Island. Following his return to the st ...
April 10, 1924 - - September 06, 2015
R. Ardelle Kleinsmith, a proud, independent, headstrong woman wearing many hats: a wife for 60 years of "Klein" who died in August, 2006, Mom, Mom-in-law, Grandma, Great Grandma, Sister, "Aunt Dell" to many nieces and nephews. She worked in retail sales at Jostad’s store and Sears, as Town Clerk (Town of Holland), the US Navy, a seamstress, fantastic cook, baker of many birth ...
Howard Borger Jr
April 16, 1938 - - August 31, 2015
Howard V. Borger, Jr, 77 of Onalaska, died on Monday August 31, 2015 at Gundersen Health Systems in La Crosse. Howard was born on April 16, 1938 in La Crosse, Wisconsin to Howard and Vera (Stuhr) Borger, Sr. He married Patricia Ann Mashak on October 22, 1960 in La Crosse, WI.
Howard was a US Army Veteran having served during the Korean Conflict. Before his retirement he wo ...
Earl Cook Jr
June 27, 1936 - - March 11, 2015
Holmen, WI: Earl L. Cook, Jr. age 78, of Holmen, WI, died on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at his home. He was born on June 27, 1936 in Stevenstown, WI to Earl R. and Bertha E. (Kowitz) Cook, Sr. He married Alice M Rush on August 17, 1957 in Onalaska, WI. Earl served in the US Army from 1954 – 1955 and was honorably discharged from the Army Reserve in December 1962. Followin ...