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Marion Hogden

Nov 24, 1924 - Nov 16, 2023

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Onalaska, WI

| Marion A. Paulson Hogden ,98, passed away peacefully at her home on November 16, 2023. She was born in Elroy Wisconsin on November 24, 1924. She married Gordon Paulson on May 11,1942. He preceded her in death on October 16, 1982. They raised eight children together Sandy (Jim) Allen Julie (Mike) Short Jane (Edward) Ryan Mary Jo (Tom) Jansky Bev (Steve)Kellicut and her only son Bill Paulson, Barb (Lloyd) Gleason Laura (Richie) Reichgelt. She married Art Hogden on June 12, 1986 and he passed awa...Read More

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DeLaney Mae Gilster

May 01, 1931 - Feb 22, 2024

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Onalaska, WI

| DeLaney Mae Gilster 92 of Onalaska, Wisconsin, passed away on Feb 22, 2024 at Bethany St. Joseph care center. She was born in La Crosse on May 1, 1931 to Herbert J. and Gertrude M. (Taber) Hall. She is a January 1949 graduate of Central High School in La Crosse and attended La Crosse Vocational School. She married Richard A. Saltz Sept 26, 1953 in La Crosse, Wisconsin and they divorced in 1956. She married Kenneth W. Gilster April 19, 1958 in La Crosse, Wisconsin. She was a member of English Lutheran Church, La Crosse, Wisconsin and very active in the church. She is survived by her daughter Gail M. Saltz of Onalaska, Wisconsin, her son Joel K. (Donna) Gilster of West Salem, Wisconsin her daughter Ellen L. (Anthony) Sletten of Holmen, Wisconsin, Grand dog Harley, and granddaughter Kendra Mae Tillman (Chris) of New Mexico, Six step grandchildren, several step great grandchildren, cousins and nieces and nephews. She is proceeding in death by her husband Kenneth, her parents, her sisters Jean (Rudy) Schnurrer, Barbara (Victor) Strait, Colleen (John) Nagle, her brother Herbert R. (Bud) Hall, an infant sister Helen, her step granddaughter Sylvia Withrow in 2007, and several in laws and cousins. Saturday march 2, 2024 at English Lutheran Church at 1509 King Street Lacrosse WI. Visitation at 10am Service at 11Am. Paster Mark K vale to officiate. Memorials can be given to the Giving Hearts Choir or English Lutheran Church. The family would like to thank the staff of Oak Forest Dental, Bethany St. Joseph Care Center, English Lutheran Church and Coulee Region Cremation Group for all their help.

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Theresa A. Gamroth

May 24, 1932 - Feb 13, 2024

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Onalaska, WI

| Theresa A. Gamroth, 91, of Onalaska, passed away peacefully on February 13, 2024 at home with family. She was born on May 24, 1932 to Paul and Julia (Pyka) Rombalski. Her husband, James, died in 2014. Survivors include her two daughters, Lori (Jim) Bettesworth and Marie Mitchell; five grandchildren, Julia Zimmer, Jamie (Joe) Schloegel, Jill Bettesworth, Kristin Mitchell, and Karah Mitchell. She is further survived by three great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. with the rosary beginning at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, February 29th, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 1031 Main St., in Onalaska. Msgr. Steve Kachel will officiate. Burial immediately after at Onalaska City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations for Masses would be appreciated.

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Dorothy Viola Will

Jan 23, 1925 - Feb 16, 2024

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Onalaska, WI

Dorothy Viola Will, 99, of Onalaska passed away peacefully on Friday, February 16th, 2024. Dorothy was born January 23rd, 1925 in Cashton, WI to Eddie and Elsie (Lueck) Scharping. On May 27th, 1944 she married Neal Everett Will. She worked for La Crosse Garment Co. for 35 years and retired a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Local 379. Dorothy also worked as a nurses aide at the Onalaska Care Center for 10 years. Still not really retired she helped at Midwest Direct Holmen for her dear friends of many years. Dorothy was a lifetime member of the DAV auxiliary and travelled weekly to Tomah for bingo with the veterans. Her husband Neal was a POW and a DAV and this special to her heart. She was a faithful member of St Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Onalaska. Our mom was the sweetest, kindest person you could have ever met and have known. She will be dearly missed but always in our hearts. She is survived by her children, Gale, Stanley (Cindy), Audrey (Chuck) Renwick, Marlene (Bob) Esser, Patti (Tom) Merfeld, Kevin (Romana) and Randy (Brenda). Many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by 2 Sisters Janet Dunnum, and Ardice (Vernon) Urbanek and a Sister-in-law Bernadine Scharping. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 2 great-grandsons Levi Shepard and Damion Esser, siblings, Orval Scharping, Verdell (Marilyn) Scharping, Vernon (Louise) Scharping, Verna (Arthur) Marx, Ardella (Ellsworth) Role, Donna Urbanek and daughter in law Cheryl Larson. Funeral services will be held on 10:30am on Friday, February 23, 2024 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Onalaska. Pastor Brett Ehlke will officiate. Friends may call at the Fossum Funeral and Cremation Service in Onalaska on Thursday from 5:00pm to 7:00pm and again at the church on Friday from 9:30am until the time of the service. Burial will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery.

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David Thompson

Sep 04, 1949 - Nov 13, 2023

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Onalaska, WI

| David James Thompson, age 74, of Onalaska, Wisconsin passed away on Monday, November 13, 2023 surrounded by his loving family. Dave was born in La Crosse, WI on September 4, 1949 to Robert Thompson and Beverly (Jesse) Thompson. Following high school, he met his future wife Nancy Yeske and married on August 7, 1971 at Asbury Methodist Church in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Dave was employed by Xcel Energy for 24 years, retiring in 2013 Dave was happiest when he was outdoors. He especially enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and had wonderful memories of backpacking trips in the mountains of Colorado, Wyoming and Montana with his brother. His greatest joy was time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren. He'll be remembered for his love of family, love for animals, wonderful sense of humor and his superb work ethic. He was very handy man, a perfectionist that was precise in everything he did. He was also a lifelong Wisconsin Badger football and basketball fan. Dave is survived by his wife of 52 years, Nancy (Yeske) Thompson of Onalaska; two daughters, Kelly (Sam) Thompson-Ramirez of Fort Worth, Texas, and Kendra (Brandon) Wood of Kalispell, Montana; three grandchildren, Madelyn, Kyleigh and Jett. He is also survived by his brother Robert (Elizabeth) Thompson; sister, Margaret Peg (Thomas) Myhre; and a brother-in-law Wayne (Diane) Yeske. He was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law Harley Yeske and mother-in-law LaVon Yeske. The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the doctors and staff at Mayo Clinic Rochester, and Mayo Clinic Onalaska/La Crosse for their excellent care and compassion over the years. A special thank you to Sarah Schettle PA-C, Dr. Richard Rodeheffer, Dr. John Stulak, and Dr. Jon Heiderscheit. In honor of his final wishes, there will be no services.

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Janice Cleary

Jun 03, 1929 - Nov 08, 2023

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Onalaska, WI

| Janice C. Cleary, 94, of Onalaska, Wi, passed away peacefully during her sleep, on November 8, 2023, at the Onalaska Care Center. She was born on June 3, 1929 to William Joseph Liebel and Alice Augusta Strehl. She was married to Harold J Cleary until his passing (3/15/2008). Jan was a talented wood crafter, who participated in arts and crafts fairs for many years. Her beautiful crafted wood deers were extremely popular and loved. And you can't forget her wooden ducks with their colorful bandanas. She is survived by her daughter: Linda J Cleary & son-in-law Ron Zuber (Henderson, NV); daughter-in-law: Ann Cleary (Fairview, MI); grandkids: Alexandra (DeNovi) Jones (Pullman, WA) and Paul DeNovi & Maria Pulido (Chicago, IL); and her great grandkids: Oliver & Reagan Jones (Pullman, WA). As well as many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her loving husband: Harold J Cleary and beloved son Howard (Howie) Cleary. As well as her 2 brothers and 4 sisters. The family would like to thank The Mayo Clinic Health System- Franciscan Healthcare and Onalaska Care Center for their amazing care of Jan since April of this year. And we are grateful for the care provided by the Hospice Team. In Lieu of flowers the family would like any donations to be given to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on behalf of Janice and Howie Cleary. Jan was a beautiful and loving person. Her care of my brother and Dad was amazing. She will be missed. Love, Linda

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William Davis

Jan 21, 1965 - Sep 03, 2023

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Onalaska, WI

| William (Billy/Will) Alan Davis, 58, passed away peacefully on September 3, 2023, at his home in Onalaska, Wisconsin. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on January 21, 1965, to William (Bill) Herbert and Margaret (Susan) Davis. William led an extraordinary life filled with love, dedication, and purpose. He will be remembered as a loving sports fan of the Brewers, Packers, and the MN Gophers. He was an avid learner who enjoyed trivia and chess. He enjoyed spending time outside in nature and watching birds. He attended grade school at St. Joseph in Black River Falls, Wisconsin, and then and graduated from West Salem High School in 1983. After graduation, he joined the Marine Corps, where he served 4 years and later attended Winona State University. He went on to work as a Paralegal for various law offices for several years. William will be lovingly remembered by his mother Susan, and his siblings Mary Servais and Stephanie (Todd) Fox. He is further survived by his nieces and nephews, Chad Servais, Cole Servais, Cailey (Travis) Priem, Jenna Thompson, Taylor Thompson, Hailey Doe, Ethan Doe and multiple great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Bill Davis and sister Theresa Davis. A memorial service to celebrate the life of William A Davis will be held on September 20, 2023, at 11:00 a. m. at The Gathering Place, 133 Mason St. , Onalaska. Father Jim Weighner will officiate. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a. m. until the time of there service. Friends and family are invited to attend and share their fond memories of him. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to The Catholic Cemetery Association or Catholic Charities in his name. William's memory will forever be etched in the hearts of all those fortunate enough to have known him. May he rest in eternal peace.

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Jan Jarvinen

Sep 16, 1947 - Aug 11, 2023

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Onalaska, WI

| Jan Victor Jarvinen, age 75, of Onalaska, WI, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 11 at his home after living with diabetes for many years. He was born on September 16, 1947 in Hancock, MI and married Lynn Ann Piersma on April 19, 1974 in Grand Rapids, MI. Jan was born in Hancock, Michigan but grew up in Green Bay where he became an Eagle Scout and a lifelong Packer fan. He was fond of telling his story of how he went to a Packer game with the Lombardi family and owned a share of Packer stock. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison before starting a career at University Hospitals. He then spent 32 years working at Lutheran Hospital and Gundersen Medical Center as Director of Materials Management. After his retirement he continued working as a consultant for hospitals around the country. In his time at Gundersen Clinic and Lutheran Hospital he was privileged to work with many fine people who became like second family to him. During this time he also volunteered for World Services and helped to develop medical resources in Kharkiv and Kyiv, Ukraine. In return he sponsored and hosted many people from the region. He had a lifetime love of travel, camping and being outdoors. He enjoyed his weekly summer golf league. Proud of his Finnish heritage, he loved spending time in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Jan is survived by Lynn, his wife of 49 years; sisters Ilona (Robert) Rouda of Roseville, MN and Sandra (Martin) Holden of Green Bay, WI; sons Aaron (Kelsey) Jarvinen and Andrew (Amanda) Jarvinen of Minneapolis, MN; beloved grandchildren Flynn and Ruby; many, many nieces and nephews that were near and dear to his heart; along with numerous close friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Theodore Oswald and Laura Elizabeth (Tuomela) Jarvinen; parents-in-law Peter Melvin and Virginia (Braam) Piersma; brother Theodore Charles Jarvinen and sisters Laura Lea Pierkowski and Naomi Elizabeth Catching; and nephew Steven Theodore Pierkowski. A celebration of Jan's life will be held September 9, 2023 from 1-3 pm at Stoney Creek Lodge in the Lumberjack Room. All friends are welcome to come and share memories of Jan with his family. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Jan's name to Habitat for Humanity of La Crosse or the charity of your choice.

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Kathryn Hamilton

Born : Dec 03, 1955

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Onalaska, WI

| Kathryn Ann "Katie" Hamilton, age 67 of Onalaska, WI passed away peacefully on Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023 at home surrounded by family. She was born December 3, 1955 to James and Joanne Knutz in Sedalia, Mo. Kathryn married John Hamilton on October 3, 1998 in Dakota, MN. Katie always had tons of love for animals. She is survived by her fur babies Coco, Spanky and Rufus T. Fuzzbutt, and her other fur nephews she loved Jake, Samdog and Gizmo. All who knew Katie knew she loved gems and gemology. She enjoyed making jewelry. Katie and John loved traveling to places like New Mexico, Utah and Duluth where she would pick rocks and gemstones for hours. Another love of Katies was hunting and fishing. Hunting with her husband and son Shawn, she loved sitting in her blind (Katie's Mansion) where she had all the comforts for deer hunting and turkey hunting. Also Katie and John loved to relax in their boat and go fishing whether locally or up North somewhere. She was a member of the La Crescent American Legion Auxiliary for over 50 years. Kathryn is survived by her husband, John; three sons, Shawn M. Books (Megan), John D. Hamilton (Robin), James M. Hamilton (Kim); two grandsons, two granddaughters, three great-grandchildren; special niece, Brooke Bakke-Schroeder (Chris Schroeder); special nephew, Toby Bakke; brother-in-law, Paul Bakke and four brothers; one sister, sister-in-laws; adopted sister, Diane Volden; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, one brother James Knutz Jr. , one sister Kristi Knutz-Bakke. A celebration of her life will be held from 2:00 pm-6:00, Wednesday, April 26th 2023 at the Holmen American Legion, 419 1st Ave. W. , Holmen. Katie's family would like to extend a special thank you to all of Katie's special friends, the Books family of MN, friends at Festival Foods. Holmen, Mayo-La Crosse Hospice nurses and Gloria (aide) were so amazing words can't describe. Nurses that came to Katie's home, and Gloria, you guys are our "Angels", thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Also thank you to Mayo-La Crosse Oncology, Mayo Hospital and Holmen Fire and First Responders. --

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Anthony Esmond

Died : Apr 03, 2023

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Onalaska, WI

| Anthony "Tony" Esmond, 72, of Onalaska, Wisconsin, died on April 3 , 2023, at home after a four-year battle with cancer, surrounded by the love of his family. Born in Illinois to Robert and Virginia, and raised in Nebraska, the family then moved to La Crosse, Wisconsin, where he graduated from Aquinas High School. In 1973, he married Sydney in Boulder, Colorado. They returned to La Crosse where Tony spent 25 years with Gateway/Fleming Foods as a warehouse supervisor. He then changed careers and worked for the La Crosse School District as a custodian for 15 years before retiring. Tony and Sydney had two children, a son, Graham, and a daughter, Whitney (Esmond) Miller. His greatest joy and blessings in life were the birth of his two granddaughters. He was known to them as "Papa" and cherished that role. Throughout his life, Tony had many lifelong friendships that he cherished. During the summer months, Tony enjoyed his role as "Coach E", spent on the baseball fields coaching his children and other youth. He also valued all the time spent with his fellow "coaches" at their weekly coffee get-togethers. Tony and Sydney were huge music fans and attended hundreds of concerts throughout their lifetime together. As per Tony's wishes, there will be no funeral service as he has been accepted to the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine Body Donation Program, to help further medical research. There will be a private family celebration later. He is survived by his wife (Sydney), son (Graham), daughter (Whitney - Jeremy Miller), two beloved granddaughters, and sister (Julie Guess - Jim Hunsberger). He was preceded in death by his parents. The family would like to thank Gundersen Health Oncology Department, St. Croix Hospice, and the outpouring of support from family, friends, and neighbors. The family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider donating in Tony's name to any of the following organizations that had significant meaning to him throughout his life: St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Coulee Region Humane Society, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Coulee Region Cremation Group is assisting the family. What a wonderful way to honor Tony with such a beautiful statement. If only words could capture how much he meant to all of us. He truly was a great friend. His friendship was one of the greatest gifts I have ever received. I'm thankful for the times we shared. God bless.

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Barbara Tiona

Apr 13, 2023 - Feb 27, 2023

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Onalaska, WI

| Barbara Tiona age 82 of Onalaska Wisconsin passed away on February 27, 2023 at Mayo-Franciscan Health System in La Crosse Wisconsin after a short illness. She was born on April 13,1940 in Stark township in Vernon County to Robert and Betty Hagen. She grew up in Viola Wisconsin and graduated from Viola High School in 1958. She then attended the University of Wisconsin - Madison where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. After graduation she married Allen Ginsberg and they lived in several cities including Akron Ohio, Minneapolis Minnesota, and Washington DC. After Barbara and Allen divorced, she met and married Frank Tiona and they moved back to the coulee region on a farm outside Bangor. Barbara began work as the Marketing Director at Valley View Mall. After the death of her husband, she moved to Onalaska continuing with Valley View Mall until her retirement. Barbara enjoyed working with people but also loved animals and taking care of her home and flower garden. She read extensively and was active in her church, Shepard on the Hill Lutheran Church of Onalaska. She is survived by her sister, Tamara Hagen, of Madison Wisconsin and a special friend Charles Dahl of Onalaska Wisconsin. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. A Memorial Service will be held to celebrate her life on Saturday April 15 at The Gathering Place 133 Mason St. in Onalaska. Visitation is from 10:00-11:00 am with a service by Pastor David Baumgarn at 11:00am. A lunch will be provided after the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials to La Crosse Humane Society and Onalaska Public Library are preferred.

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