Obituaries

Debra J. LeTexier, 53, of New Lisbon, WI passed away in her home on Saturday, May 21st, surrounded by family. Deb was born to Harold and Lois Aschenbrenner in Marshfield, WI on September 29th, 1962. Her family moved to Black River Falls, WI where she grew up and graduated high school in 1980. In the spring of 1981, Deb joined the Army National Guard and served proudly for 35 years, including a tour in Iraq in 2009/10. In 1983, Deb embraced the role of motherhood with the birth of her first daughter, Erin. In 1984, Deb was hired as a Federal Technician at Camp Williams and worked there until her retirement in 2015. She and Erin moved to New Lisbon, WI in the summer of 1989. Deb met and married David LeTexier in 1995, and they welcomed daughter Taylor in 1996. Deb was a mother first and foremost and loved her children and grandchildren fiercely. She always found crafts and activities to do with them, and adventures to take them on. She never ran out of time or energy when it came to the kids. In her eyes, they could do no wrong. Deb had many talents and loved taking on any number of projects, often starting many at once. She was an amazing baker and her cookie recipe is legendary (no, you can't have a copy). She always made more than her family could eat, and Dave's coworkers often reaped the benefits. She was exceptionally thoughtful, and loved ones could frequently expect to receive a card or package, either to commemorate a special occasion, or just because she was thinking of you. She especially relished any endeavor that allowed her to be outside in the sun, and enjoyed ending the day with a cold beer (or two). She had a fantastic outlook on her world and a great sense of humor, as many who met her can attest, even through her cancer diagnosis and treatment. She touched many people's hearts, and many touched hers. As Deb wrote in her journal "Our deepest gratitude to you ALL for such an amazing show of support. Words cannot express how truly grateful we are for your friendship." We want to extend our thanks to friends and family, and to our Air and Army National Guard families for their outstanding show of support through these trying times. Also thanks to the staff at the Mayo Health System in Rochester for the care and compassion always tempered by a realistic approach. She is survived by her husband David LeTexier, daughters Erin (Daniel) Holt of Harrisonburg, VA, and Taylor LeTexier of River Falls, WI, father Harold Aschenbrenner of Black River Falls, WI, brothers Paul (Peg) Aschenbrenner of Three Lakes, WI, John (Mary) Aschenbrenner of Onalaska, WI, sister-in-law LuAnn Aschenbrenner of Black River Falls, WI, grandchildren Avery and Alden Holt, and many other family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her beautiful mother Lois Aschenbrenner and dear brother Raymond Aschenbrenner. Memorials to the New Lisbon Public Library Building Fund would be appreciated. Deb LeTexier, age 53, of New Lisbon died on Saturday May 21, 2016 at her home. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Paul's Catholic Church in New Lisbon on Friday May 27, 2016 at 11:00a.m. with Military Honors at church. Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation held at the Hare Funeral Home in New Lisbon on Thursday from 4:00p.m. till 7:00p.m., and at the church on Friday from 10:00a.m. till the time of service. The Hare Funeral Home is assisting the family with services.
Conrad "Connie" B. Lobenstein, 86 of Tomah passed away on Monday, May 23, 2016 at Rolling Hills Rehabilitation Center, Sparta. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2016, 11:00 A.M. at Queen of the Apostles Parish at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 303 W. Monroe Street, Tomah. Monsignor Richard W. Gilles will officiate. In accordance to Conrad's wishes, he will be cremated after the service and burial will take place at a later date in Calvery Cemetery, in Fond du Lac by his wife Ann. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thurs at the church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service. The Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be given at www.sonnenburgfamiliyfh.com
Peter "Pete" P. Mish, of Independence, died Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Gundersen Tri-County Hospital and Clinics - Whitehall. Pete was born in Independence to Frank and Euphrosine (Maciosek) Mish. He married Victoria Bautch on February 22, 1975 in Eau Claire.Following high school, Pete play semi-professional baseball with several teams, until entering the military. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II. He was wounded during his war service which prevented him from returning to his baseball career. He owned and operated Eagles Tavern in Independence assisted by Dennis "Buzzy" Pronschinske and Clarence Marsolek until retirement.Peter is survived by his extended family.Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Independence, with burial in the church cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by Sura-Wiersgalla American Legion Post 186.Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.Edison Funeral Home, Independence, is assisting the family with arrangements.
David A. Habelman, 67, of Black River Falls, passed away May 17, 2016, at Heatherwood Adult Family Home in Black River Falls.A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 23, at Woodlawn Cemetery, Sparta.Family and friends are invited to gather at the Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, on Monday, from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.Online condolences may be offered at www.schanhoferfh.comThe Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.
Megan E. Sonsalla, age 24, died on Monday May 16, 2016, at Gundersen Lutheran Health System in La Crosse, WI A memorial service will be held on Monday, May 23, 2016, at Wozney-Killian Funeral Home in Arcadia, WI Rev. Allen Skroch will officiate. Friends may call from 5:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. on Monday, May 23, 2016, also at The Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to:www.wozneykillianfh.com. Wozney-Killian Funeral Home Assisted the family with arrangements.
Thelma Marie Sjolander, 99, of Tomah, died Thursday, May 19, 2016 at her home. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 11am at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 310 W. Elizabeth Street, Tomah. Pastor David Dahl will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited for a time of visitation on Tuesday at the church from 9:30am until the time of the service. The Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, Tomah is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be given at www.sonnenburgfamilyfh.comĀ