Obituaries

Jacob H. Kyser, 90, of rural Sparta, passed away Thursday,June 30, 2016 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, WI. Jacob was born at home near Mullen, NE on Feb. 20, 1926 to Thomas C.and Julia (Marsh) Kyser. He attended school at Melrose High School.He married Lucille Hass on August 4, 1948 at St. Paul’s LutheranChurch, Bangor, WI.Jake was a WWII veteran, drove taxi in D.C.-General Eisenhauser wasone of his passengers. He lived 80 years on the family farm, where heraised 8 children with his wife Lucille, as well as livestock andcrops. He enjoyed fishing, word puzzles, hunting, farming, playingcards, 4-wheeling and his family.He worked 20 years at Fort McCoy, retiring in September 1985. He wasa member of Neil S. Lewison American Legion Post 439 for 42 years.He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Lucille; Sons, Dennis(Andrea),Peter(Lian); Daughters, Mary(Butch)Shawley, Linda Sylvester,Cynda(Michael)Hemmersbach, Peggy(Jim) Trachta, Penny(Terry)Kyser; 24Grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; 7 step great grandchildren; 4great great grandchildren; a brother, Donald(LaVon)Kyser and 3sisters, Delila Johnson, Winnie Williams and Clara(Vern)Johnson.He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Julie Kyser;hismother and father-in-law, Clayton and Elvira Hass; a son, Larry J.Kyser; a brother, Tom Kyser; brothers-in-law, Jim Johnson, RobertWilliams; sisters-in-law, Lynn O. Kyser, Rose(Hass)Geier; 2 greatgrandsons, Christopher Sylvester, Jordan Schuch; a sister, RosemaryKyser and a son-in-law, Stevan Sylvester.Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. from FaithEvangelical Lutheran Church, 6774 Acorn Ave., rural Cataract, WI withRev. Joel Neumann officiating. Burial will follow at the MelroseCemetery, Melrose, WI with military rites.Friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 11:00 A.M. until servicetime.Zwickey Funeral Homes, Melrose Chapel assisted the family.
Hilda Walker, age 94, of Norwalk, passed away Friday, July 1, 2016 at Morrow Memorial Home in Sparta, WI.   Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, July 7, 2016, at 10:30 AM at St. Mary’s Ridge Catholic Church.  Father Michael Klos will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Ridge Cemetery. Family and friends are invited for visitation on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 from 4 until 8 PM at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, Norwalk with Rosary at 7 PM.  Family and friends are also invited for visitation Thursday from 9:30 AM until the time of service at the church. The Torkelson Funeral Home of Tomah will be assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences are available at www.torkelsonfuneralhome.com
Delores L. Spooner, 89, of Tomah, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at the Cranberry Court Assisted Living Center, Tomah. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2016, 1:00 P.M. at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Town of Kirby. Pastor Phillip Enderle will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home from 5:00 P.M until 8:00 P.M. and at the church on Thursday from noon until the time of the service. Online condolences may be given at www.sonnenburgfamilyfh.com
Galetta B. Brandau, 92, of Wilton, died Thursday, June 30, 2016 at the Sunset Ridge Assisted Living Home. A Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, July 3, 2016, 1:00 P.M at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 401 Mill St, Wilton. Pastor Kristin Wendland will officiate. Burial will in the church cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the St. Paul Lutheran Church on Saturday from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M., and at the church on Sunday from 12 Noon until the time of the service. The Smith-Nelson Funeral Home of Wilton is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Richard “Rich” L. Iverson, 59, of Onalaska, formerly of Cataract and Black River Falls, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2016. A Funeral Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 1, at the Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, with Rev. Randy Williamson officiating.Family and friends are invited to gather at the funeral home on Friday, from 4-8 p.m. Online condolences may be offered to Rich’s family at www.schanhoferfh.com The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.
Mildred “Millie” (Staves) Hill, 87, of Merrillan, Wisconsin died June 24, 2016 at Atrium Post-Acute Care Center, Black River Falls, Wisconsin. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 A.M. Monday June 27, 2016 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Alma Center with burial to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery on Fairview Road, Mentor Township. Friends may call at the church from 9:00 A.M. till time of service.Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home Hixton, Wisconsin, is assisting the family with arrangements.