Obituaries

Jean K. Elstad

Jan 15, 2022

Jean Kathryn Elstad, 101, of La Crosse, died Saturday, January 15, 2022 at Bluffview Memory Care in Holmen. A Funeral Mass for Jean will be held at a later date and a complete obituary will be posted soon. Blaschke & Schneider Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Deacon Richard Russell Sage

Jan 14, 2022

Deacon Richard Russell Sage, age 73 of La Crosse, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on January 14th, 2022. Born in Onalaska on November 17th, 1948, where he later met, fell in love with and married Mary Margaret (Bell) Sage; his first and lifelong loving companion married for over fifty-two years. They later moved to Council Bluffs, Iowa but...

Jane L. Walz

Jan 12, 2022

Jane Lynn Walz, 67, born on May 14, 1954, of Onalaska, WI, passed away on January 12th, 2022, following the diagnosis of inoperable brain cancer in December, 2021. She was surrounded by her loved ones at the time of her passing.

Jane was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Hengel. She is survived by her husband of 31 years,...

Lorraine E. Millich

Jan 7, 2022

Lorraine Emily Millich, age 96, of La Crosse, WI died on Jan 7, 2022 at home surrounded by her children. She was born on Oct 12, 1925 in Kewaunee, WI to Emily and John Pribyl. Sadly, her mother Emily died when Lorraine was only 6 months old. She and her brothers were raised on the family farm by their Uncle...

Lori A. Monk

Jan 1, 2022

Lori Ann Monk, 56, of La Crosse, WI died peacefully in her home on Saturday, January 1, 2022. Lori was, born, raised, and lived her entire life in La Crosse. She graduated from Central High School in 1983 and worked at Fanny Farmer Corp. for 22 years. Lori was also employed by the Recovery Room Bar and Grill in La...

Ruth A. Smith

Jan 1, 2022

Ruth A. Smith, 79, of La Crosse, WI died on Saturday, January 1, 2022, at Riverside Transitional Care Center in La Crosse, WI.

Ruth Ann Groeschel was born on the family farm in Vernon County, WI to Albert and Christina (Zink) Groeschel. She moved to Stoddard as a child and graduated from Desoto High School. Ruth worked as a seamstress...

Raymond E. Mundsack

Dec 31, 2021

Raymond E. “Bud” Munsdack, 80, of La Crosse, died on Friday, December 31, 2021, in his home. He was born on February 6, 1941, in rural Genoa to Elmer and Meta (Mueller) Mundsack. He married Karen J. Anderson on May 19, 1962.

Bud worked at the Genoa National Fish Hatchery for 37 years. He then worked with his daughter at...

Elaine M. Schneider

Dec 22, 2021

Elaine M. Schneider 83, of Racine, WI, passed away peacefully on December 22, 2021, at Pleasant Point Senior Living. She was born November 17, 1938, in Milwaukee, WI, the daughter of John H. and Wilma G. (Strohmeyer) Schneider.

Elaine grew up in La Crosse, WI and graduated from Aquinas High School, class of 1957. Following graduation, she worked with developmentally...

Bernard R. Buchner

Dec 22, 2021

Bernard R. “Ben” Buchner, age 88, died December 22, 2021. He was born April 18, 1933 at home in La Crosse, WI to Bernard J. “Bernie” Buchner and Elizabeth “Liz” (Schmidt) Buchner. He attended Holy Trinity grade school and graduated from Aquinas High School in 1951.

His father purchased the Midway Bar, now Sloopy’s, from his siblings in 1946....

Norma J. Panka

Dec 14, 2021

Norma J. Panka, 91, of La Crosse, passed away on Tuesday, December 14, 2021. She was born to Wallace and Violet Valley, on June 16, 1930. She married William J. Panka and shared 53 loving years together. Bill and Norma built and operated for 30 years one of the most elegant salons in the city of La Crosse at 720...

Elizabeth Nutter

Dec 14, 2021

It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of Elizabeth (Liz) Nutter. Liz had a never-ending passion for education and helping those in need, she touched the lives of so many and will be missed by all who knew her.

Elizabeth (Teff) Nutter, age 84, of Onalaska, Wisconsin passed away Tuesday, December 14, 2021. She is survived by...

Doria M. Norskog

Dec 14, 2021

Doria M. Norskog (Viner), 62, of La Crosse, WI, passed away December 14, 2021, at the Mayo Hospital in Rochester, MN. Doria was born in La Crosse, on January 28, 1958, to Lyle and Star (Hinkle) Norskog.

Doria attended Campus School K-7, continuing through Parochial Lutheran Schools until graduating from Central High School in 1976. She graduated from the University...

Barbara A. Swertfeger

Dec 7, 2021

Barbara Ann (Hickisch) Swertfeger, 88, passed away peacefully on December 7, 2021, surrounded by loved ones.

Barbara was a wife, mother, grandmother, caregiver, candy connoisseur, event planner, stand-up comedian, faithful Christian – and the best hugger ever. Her laugh was infectious, her loyalty was unquestionable, and her smile was warm and bright like the sun.

Barbara was born...

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