Obituaries

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.
Dennis Tatu, 70, of Tomah, died Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, April 25, 2016, 11:00 A.M. at Bethel Baptist Church, Camp Douglas. Pastor Ronald Davidson will officiate. Burial will be at a later date. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 4:00pm and 7:00pm at Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, 801, Monowau Ave., Tomah, WI and at the church on Monday from 10:00 am until the time of the service. Online condolences may be sent to sonnenburgfamilyfh.com.
Dorothy M. Ryan, 86, of Independence, died Friday, April 22, 2016 at Mayo Clinic Health System, Eau Claire. Dorothy was born April 1, 1930 in Elk Creek to Lawrence and Mary (Browskowski) Marsolek. She grew up on a farm on Montana Ridge in Buffalo County. She married Jesse Ryan on July 18, 1959 in Mondovi. He died November 1, 1991.Dorothy worked at Gopher Glove in Independence for many years until retirement in her 70's. She enjoyed her family, gardening, cooking, fishing and her dogs.Survivors include four children, Rita Severson of Eleva, Ernie (Sandy) Ryan of La Crosse, Janice (Rick) Rombalski of Independence and Gerry Ryan of Trempealeau; nine grandchildren, Travis (Leanne), Troy (Wendy), Jessica, Andy (Carrie), Shelby, Hali, Carly, Shyanne and Shaysie; seven great-grandchildren, Kari, Mel, Ryan, Abbey, Eli, Camden and Hunter; sister, Elaine (Larry) Johnson of Pigeon Falls; special friend Irene Helgeson.Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband and a sister, Helen Wiersgalla.Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at Edison Funeral Home, Independence, with Rev. Woodrow H. Pace officiating. Burial will be in SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church Cemetery.Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until time of service Tuesday at the funeral home.Online condolences may be offered at www.edisonfuneralhome.com
Nira Johnson, age 82, of Blair, died on Saturday, April 23, 2016 in the Grand View Care Center in Blair. Arrangements are pending with the Jack Funeral Home in Blair.
Shirley J. Johnson, 84, of Alma Center, WI, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Pine View Terrace, while under the care of Black River Falls Memorial Hospice, Black River Falls. A memorial service will be held Monday, April 25, 2016, 11:00 a.m., at Torgerson Funeral Home, Black River Falls, WI. Reverend Robert Knutson will be officiating. Burial will be held at a later date. Family and friends are invited for visitation Monday, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to Black River Memorial Hospice, 711 West Adams St., Black River Falls, WI 54615. Torgerson Funeral Home of Black River Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.
Richard J. Klonecki, 78, of Arcadia died on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at his home. Richard was born on August 8, 1937, in Arcadia to Clifford and Leona (Kriebich) Klonecki. Richard married Alvera "Ellie" Dahl on May 23, 1960, in St. Charles, MN. Richard received his GED and an Associate's Degree in Diesel Trac Mechanics in Military School. Richard attended NCO Academy at Fort Sill, OK and Senior NCO Academy at Bethesda, MD. He served in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1981, retiring from military duty as a SFC. After his military retirement he worked at Ashley Furniture Industries for 15 years. He was a member of the Tickfer-Erickson Legion Post 17, where he served as Commander and Past Commander; Viet Nam Veterans; and was a member of the 40/8.Richard is survived by his wife: Ellie of Arcadia; 1 daughter: La Vonne (Keith Neitzel) Klonecki, of Arcadia; 2 sons: Lonnie (Deb) Klonecki and Lorne Klonecki both of Arcadia; 6 grandchildren: Erica, Alissa, Amanda, Asa, Evan and Dustin; great granddaughter: Emmelia Rose; 2 brothers: Roger (Sharon) Klonecki of Greenfield, WI, Gary (Ina) Klonecki of Whitehall; 3 sisters: Betty (Louie) Christopherson of Melrose, Ann (Harold Radtke) Floyd of Rochester, Donna (Les) Allen of Onalaska; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother: Eugene; and great niece: Brandi Lynn Allen.Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at 11:00 AM at Wozney-Killian Funeral Home with Rev. Sebastian Kolodziejczyk officiating. Friends may call from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the funeral home on Saturday. Military Rites will be presented by Tickfer-Erickson Legion Post 17."Just another soldier reporting, Sir. I've served my time in Hell."Wozney-Killian Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.wozneykillianfh.com.