Obituaries

Michael "Chipper" Dale age 44 of Galesville died suddenly Wednesday, February 3, 2016. Chipper was born August 29, 1971 in La Crosse, WI to LaVerne "Pony" and Linda (Becker) Dale.He graduated from G-E-T High School in 1989. He went on to attend Winona Technical College earning a degree in tool & die. He was currently employed at GEA Farm Technologies for the past 25 years.He married Mandy J. Ziegler on April 20, 2002. They welcomed their daughter Alicia in 2004.He was active in the Ettrick Trap Club, truck pulling in his younger years and enjoyed 4-wheeling. Most of all he loved helping with his daughter's softball team! He loved being her pitching coach. He was so proud of her! He was an avid Wisconsin sports fan. He enjoyed watching the Packers, Brewers, and Badgers. He would also attend every G-E-T High school game he could.Chipper is survived by his wife Mandy and daughter Alicia. Parents Pony and Linda Dale, sister, Laurie Dale. Mother and Father-in-law Karen and Wendell Ziegler, sister-in-law Sarah (Jamie) Minor, niece Demi and nephew Evan.Chipper was the guy that would drop what he was doing to help you out. He was an amazing son, husband, father, and friend. We were all blessed with the time we had with him.Friends may call from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM Monday February 8, 2016, at Zion Lutheran Church in Galesville, WI. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM at Zion Lutheran Church Rev. Bryant Haney will officiate. Burial will follow in Pine Cliff Cemetery in Galesville. Online condolences may be sent to www.wozneykillianfh.com
LaBelle J. Anderson, age 94, of Lexington, KY, formerly of Blair, died on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 in the Baptist Health Center in Lexington, KY. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in Blair Lutheran Church East with burial in the Rest Haven Cemetery both in Blair. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. The Jack Funeral Home in Blair is assisting the family with arrangements.
Charles L. Kruk, 75, of Sparta, died Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Mayo Clinic Health System, La Crosse. A funeral service will be held Monday, February 8, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, with Father Jerome Patric officiating. Military honors will be provided by American Legion Post 0438 of Norwalk. Burial will be at a later time in St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery, Sparta. Family and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. with a 5 p.m. rosary and on Monday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until time of services. Online condolences may be offered at www.schanhoferfh.com The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.
MELROSE, WI-It is with a heavy heart that we remember our mother, grandmother and friend. Wanda E. Wortman passed away February 1, 2016 after a difficult battle with ALS. Visitation will be at Zwickey Funeral Home in Melrose, WI from 4:00-7:00 PM on Monday, February 8th and 10:00 -11:00 AM preceding the funeral service at 11:00 AM at the St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Melrose on Tuesday, February 9th, 2016. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
Dorothy M. Davis, 51, of Bangor, died February 3, 2016, at Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, surrounded by her loved ones. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, February 8, at New Life Assembly Church, Sparta, with Rev. Randy Williamson officiating. Family and friends are invited to call at New Life Assembly Church on Sunday, from 5-8 p.m. Visitation will continue on Monday, at the church, from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Online condolences may be sent Dorothy's family at www.schanhoferfh.com The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Niel W. Ziegler, 87 of Elroy passed away on February 2, 2016 at the Heritage Manor, Elroy. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 11:00 A.M. at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 18316 County Hwy N., rural Oakdale (Indian Creek). Reverend Robert M. Letona will officiate. Burial will be at a later date in the church cemetery with military honors. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tues at the church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service. Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, Tomah is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be given at www.sonnenburgfamilyfh.com