Obituaries

Orlean F. Wortman, 87, of Melrose, WI passed away on Sunday, May 24th surrounded by family at Mulder Health Care in West Salem, WI. Orlean was born on November 22, 1927 to Frank and Olga (Thompson) Wortman on their farm in the town of Franklin. He served in the Army and was stationed in the Philippines from 1946 to 1947 where he achieved the rank of corporal. On March 11, 1950, he married Wanda (Busse) Wortman at the Burr Oak Parsonage and they enjoyed 65 years of marriage together. Orlean was a devoted husband, father and farmer. He truly loved the farm life and was a very honest and hardworking man who thoroughly enjoyed homemade pie and being around his grandchildren. In addition to his wife, Wanda, Orlean will be missed by three sons David (Kathy) Wortman, Dennis (Julie) Wortman, and Douglas Wortman; six grandchildren, Eli Wortman, Jesse (Sara) Storandt, Greta Wortman, Anna (Justin) Blaken, Jason (Amy Jo) Wortman, and Isaac Storandt; and eight great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Charles Wortman and sister Sybil (Carlyle) Nordstrom; two daughters Diane Wortman and Denise (Ron) Storandt; and grandson Russell Wortman. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, May 29th at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Melrose. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Visitation will be at the Zwickey Funeral Home in Melrose, WI from 6 to 8 PM on Thursday, May 28th and one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.
Dwight W. Smith, 57, of Onalaska, died Saturday, May 23, 2015, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in West Salem. A visitation will be held from 10 a.m., until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Homes and Crematory, Jostad Chapel, West Salem, is in charge of arrangements. A complete obituary will follow. No virus found in this message.
Violet F. Throm, 81, of Black River Falls died Saturday, May 23, 2015, at Pine View Care Center, Black River Falls. Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church, with burial in Riverside Cemetery, both in Black River Falls. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Torgerson Funeral Home, Black River Falls, and one hour prior to services at the church.
Paul G. Mickelson, 63, of Black River Falls died Friday, May 22, 2015. Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Torgerson Funeral Home, Black River Falls. Burial with military honors will be at a later date. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to services Tuesday at the funeral home.
Joan (JoAnn) E. Connor, age 85, of Tomah, Wisconsin, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015, at her home surrounded by her loving family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 11:00 AM at St. Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Tomah. Monsignor Richard Gilles will officiate. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Tomah. Family and friends are invited for visitation Wednesday, May 27, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of mass at the church with an 8:30 a.m. rosary being held. The Torkelson Funeral Home of Tomah is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences are available at www.torkelsonfuneralhome.com.
Richard A. Hansen, 83, of Tomah, died Tuesday May 19, 2015 at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in LaCrosse. Relatives and friends are invited for visitation on Saturday, May 30th, 2015 from 1:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, 801 E. Monowau St. Tomah, WI. Online condolences may be sent to www.sonnenburgfamilyfh.com