Martha F. Pronschinske, 90, of Arcadia died on Monday, January 19, 2015, at Lake Winona Manor in Winona, MN.
Martha was born on July 29, 1924, in Arcadia to Anton and Elizabeth (Sobotta) Soppa. She married Clement Pronschinske on October 17, 1944, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Arcadia.
Together they farmed in the town of Arcadia, where they raised 8 wonderful children. She was a member of Holy Family Parish and the P.C.C. W. Martha and Clem loved going to dances when the farm work was done. Martha also enjoyed gardening, picking eggs, making bread and cooking. No one ever left their home hungry. During the holidays or special occasions, there was always an abundance of cheese coffee cake. Martha took pride in her large garden spending time preserving fruits/vegetables and donating to those who visited. She also donated to the local school.
Martha is survived by her husband: Clem of Arcadia; children: Donald (Bev) Pronschinske of Arcadia, Darrel (Mary) Pronschinske of Independence, Marlette (Alfred) Anderson of Racine, Jo Mae Waletzko of Bloomer, Mary (Dennis) Klonecki of Arcadia, Joan (Keith) Koval of Arcadia, Terry (Sally) Pronschinske of Holmen, Harry (Deb) Pronschinske of Eleva; 2 sisters: Clarice (Glen) Bawek of Arcadia, Therese James of Wichita, KS ; 1 brother: Richard Soppa of Rockford, IL; 17 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 4 brothers: Marcel, Fred, Lawrence, Mike Soppa; and 4 sisters: Sister Miranda Soppa, Sister Elise Soppa, Monica Rumpel and Gertrude Soppa. Martha was a great wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She will be truly missed by all.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, January 23, 2015, at 11:00 AM at Holy Family Parish with Rev. Sebastian Kolodziejczyk officiating. Friends may call on Thursday from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Wozney-Killian Funeral Home in Arcadia, where there will be a 7:00 PM prayer service followed by a rosary. Friends may also call on Friday from 10:00 AM until the time of services at the church. Burial will be at St. Stanislaus Cemetery in rural Arcadia.
Wozney-Killian Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.wozneykillian.com.
Arnold V. “Arnie” Bloyer, age 76, of Tomah, Wisconsin passed away unexpectedly on January 18, 2015, at the Gundersen Medical Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Memorial Services will be held Friday, January 23, 2015, 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Tomah. Rev. Bill McBride will officiate. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery, Tomah. Family and friends are invited for visitation Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Memorials gifted to family, will be given to the Tomah Lions Club and the United Methodist Church of Tomah. The Torkelson Funeral Home in Tomah is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences are available at www.torkelsonfuneralhome.com.
Blanche J. Chapman 90, of Alma Center, passed away January 18, 2015 in her home surrounded by family.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Saturday, January 24, 2015, 10:00 a.m., at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Alma Center with the Father Timothy Oudenhoven and Father David Rybicki both officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Alma Center.
Visitation will be Friday, January 23, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., at Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home in Hixton. A Rosary will be recited Friday at 6:45 pm.
Visitation will also be held Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.
The family would like to thank the Black River Memorial Hospital Hospice staff for their wonderful care.
Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home of Hixton is assisting the family with arrangements.
Online condolences are available at www.jensenmodjeskifuneralhome.com.
George Shafer, age 89, of Sparta, WI, passed away January 16, 2015, at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Sparta.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 2:00 p.m. at the Sparta United Methodist Church in Sparta, WI. Pastor Rey Diaz will officiate. Burial with full military honors will follow in the Leon Cemetery, Leon, Wisconsin. Family and friends are invited for visitation on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church. The Torkelson Page-Smith Funeral Home of Sparta is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences are available at www.torkelsonfuneralhome.com.
Elaine Mae Hamilton, age 82, of Blair, died on Friday, January 16, 2015 in the Gundersen Tri-County Hospital in Whitehall.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 19, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in Blair Lutheran Church West. Graveside services and burial will be on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Oakhill Cemetery in rural Westfield.
Visitation will be Sunday, January 18, 2015 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Jack Funeral Home in Blair and also one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.
Lorance H. "Sonny" Zahrte, age 90, of Tomah, Wisconsin, passed away January 16, 2015, at the Tomah Rehabilitation Center in Tomah.
Funeral services will be held Monday, January 19, 2015, 11:00 a.m. at the Torkelson Funeral Home in Tomah. Family and friends are invited for visitation Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the Torkelson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Tomah, Wisconsin. Online condolences are available at www.torkelsonfuneralhome.com.