Obituaries

Hallie L. Nordhagen, age 102, of Whitehall, died on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 in the Gundersen Tri-County Care Center in Whitehall. Arrangements are pending with the Jack Funeral Home in Whitehall.
Arnold Wagner, age 88, of Tomah, Wisconsin, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at the Mayo Clinic Healthcare System La Crosse, WI. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2016, 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tomah. Pastor Curt Backhaus will officiate. Burial will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Tomah. Family and friends are invited for visitation on Friday, April 29, 2016, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Torkelson Funeral Home in Tomah. Family and friends are also invited for visitation on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church. The Torkelson Funeral Home of Tomah is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences are available at www.torkelsonfuneralhome.com.
Kevin G. Gann, 55 of Tomah died Sunday, April 24, 2016 at his home. Funeral arrangements are pending. The Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Phyllis A. Berg, age 72, of Whitehall, died on Sunday, April 24, 2016 in the Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN. Arrangements are pending with the Jack Funeral Home in Whitehall.
Alethea E. Waldera, 99, of Trempealeau passed away on Friday, April 22, 2016, at Pigeon Falls Health Care Center in Pigeon Falls, WI. Alethea was born on November 25, 1916, in Waumandee, Wisconsin to John and Margaret (Rotering) Schlesser. She graduated from Arcadia High School, class of 1935. On October 25, 1941, Alethea married Edmund M. Waldera at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Arcadia. Following their marriage, she and Eddie initially resided in Winona, MN, and later moved to Fox Coulee, near Centerville, where they operated a dairy farm. In 1978 they retired and moved to Trempealeau.Alethea was a member of St. Bartholemew Catholic Church in Trempealeau, and also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was an avid quilter, loved making strawberry jam, bread and other baked goods. She was a very loving, generous person, and extremely devoted to her faith and family. Family gatherings included a seemingly endless supply of food, prepared with many vegetables harvested from her beautiful gardens. She was adamant that those who visited never left hungry.Alethea is survived by her 4 children: Michael (Mary) Waldera of Trempealeau, Nancy (Victor) Tuschner of Dodge, Doris (Roger) Daggett of Onalaska, and Rita Boland of Independence; 8 grandchildren: Tanya (Jim) Verse, John (Irene) Tuschner, Julie (Donald) Havlicek, Jeni Tuschner, Michael (Pixie) Daggett, Carrie Daggett, Bob Boland, and Brad (Kim) Boland; 12 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; and sister-in-law: Marcella Schlesser of Galesville. She was preceded in death by her husband: Eddie on May 7, 1999; grandson: Todd; son-in-law: Rick Boland; siblings: Esther Stanislawski, Irvin Schlesser, Mary "Maggie" Engler, Elizabeth "Susie" Jaszewski, Johanna Schlesser and Marvin (in infancy).Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at 11:00 AM at St. Bartholemew Catholic Church in Trempealeau with Father Antony Joseph officiating. Friends may call on Friday from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Wozney-Killian Funeral Home in Arcadia, where there will be a 7:00 PM Rosary; they may also call on Saturday from 10:00 AM until the time of services at the church. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Trempealeau.Wozney-Killian Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.wozneykillianfh.com.
Paul Walske, 76, of Galesville/Arcadia died at his home on Sunday, April 17, 2016. Paul was born on January 28, 1940, in Arcadia to Sigmund and Lenore (McWeeny) Walski.Paul graduated from Healy Memorial High School in Trempealeau and served in the United States Air Force. He had been a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Paul farmed in rural Arcadia.Paul is survived by three brothers: Richard (Arleen) Walski of Trempealeau, Tony (Rose) Walske of Richfield, MN, and Henry (Toni) Walski of Cottage Grove, WI; five nieces and several great nieces and nephews; special friends: Rollie, Heidi, Robert and Gregory Kube. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister: Elizabeth Peterson and stillborn twin sisters.Mass of Christian Burial will be held on, Saturday April 30 ,2016, at 2:00 PM atHoly Family Parish with Rev. Sebastian Kolodziejczyk officiating with military rites byTickfer-Erickson Legion Post 17. Friends may call Saturday at the Church from1:00 PM until 2:00 PM. Burial will in Calvary Cemetery, rural Arcadia. Memorial may be sent to Progressive Agriculture Safety Day (UW-Extension Office), P.O. Box 67, Whitehall, WI 54773Wozney-Killian Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.wozneykillianfh.com.