Obituaries

  October 21, 1925—March 26, 2016    FITCHBURG - Elsie Patricia Abbey, age 90, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2016, at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg.    Patricia was born on October 21, 1925, daughter of Leland and Lillian (Nottestad) Hanson. She worked as secretary for the Civil Service....
JOELENE KAY LAXTON January 2, 1940—March 26, 2016    SPARTA - Joelene Kay Laxton, 76, of Sparta, died March 26, 2016, at Gundersen Health System, La Crosse.    She was born on January 2, 1940, to the late Joel and Audrie (Scafe) Carpenter in Sparta, WI. Joelene married Richard R. Laxton on June 21...
  March 29, 1950—March 8, 2016    SPARTA - Lillie R. Habhegger, 65, of Sparta, passed away on March 8, 2016 at Morrow Memorial Home, Sparta, with her family around her.    She was born in Sparta on March 29, 1950 to Florence E. (Lilly) and Wallace R. Habhegger.    Lillie worked at Fort McCoy for 41...
  March 28, 1953—March 21, 2016    NEW RICHMOND - Danette Terese (Goodman) Tellijohn, age 62, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 21, 2016, at the Deerfield Gables in New Richmond, WI, surrounded by her loving family after a seven month battle with cancer.    Danette (Danni) was born on March...
  December 26, 1936—March 23, 2016    Betty Marie (“Nana”) Gallagher (née Klitzman) passed away on March 23, 2016, surrounded by her family and friends.    Betty was born at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, WI on December 26, 1936, to Herbert and Christine Klitzman. She attended Central High School...
  January 15, 1959—March 20, 2016    SPARTA – Keith A. Yahnke, 57, of Sparta, died on Sunday, March 20, 2016, at Mayo Health System, Sparta.    He was born on January 15, 1959, in Kenosha, WI, to Karen A. Christopherson. He grew up in Sparta and graduated from Sparta High School in 1977.    He...
  January 20, 1924—March 14, 2016    SPARTA - Donald W. Thorsen, 92, of Sparta, Wis., died Monday, March 14, 2016, in Mayo Healthcare, Sparta, Wis.    He was born in La Crosse, Wis., on Jan. 20, 1924, to Carl and Helma (Evenson) Thorsen.    He is survived by one daughter, Kathleen (Milton) Sans...
  March 20, 2016    SPARTA - Keith A. Yahnke, 57, of Sparta, died Sunday, March 20, 2016, at Mayo Health System, Sparta.    Funeral arrangements will be announced by Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta.    Online condolences may be offered at www.schanhoferfh.com Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home
  July 19, 1923—March 18, 2016    CASHTON - Paul P. Schmitz, 92 of Cashton passed away, Friday, March 18, 2016, at the Bland Bekkadal Center for Hospice in Viroqua, WI.    He was born July 19, 1923, in the Town of Sheldon to Louis and Mary (Herricks) Schmitz. Following school, Paul worked as a milk...
  September 1, 1944—March 18, 2016    SPARTA - Fredrick G. Smith, 71, of Sparta, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Friday, March 18, 2016 at Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, after a short battle with cancer.    He was born on September 1, 1944, in Viroqua, WI to Harold and...

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