Obituaries

John Hushing Jr., age 83, of Sparta, WI passed away peacefully on Monday, June 1, 2015 at the Morrow Home in Sparta, WI. Friends are invited for visitation Friday, June 5, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Torkelson Funeral Home in Cashton, WI.   Burial will be held at the Mormon Coulee Region Memorial Park Cemetery in La Crosse, WI following the visitation.  The Torkelson Funeral Home of Cashton is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at www.torkelsonfuneralhome.com.
Angeline Wolfe, 94, of Arcadia passed away May 31, 2015 at Wissota Health and Regional Vent Center in Chippewa Falls where she had recently been in residence. Angeline was born Angeline Grulkowski in rural Waumandee on November 1, 1920 to John and Agnes (Smeija) Grulkowski. She attended local area schools and married Nathan Wolfe of rural Arcadia in September of 1940. She and Nathan farmed in Glencoe Township for a number of years and then moved to Arcadia. Shortly thereafter Angeline started working at the then Arcadia News-Leader and began writing a byline/column under her own name titled “Names in the News” which she developed and maintained for more than 58 years.  Later Angie also began work at then St. Joseph’s Hospital where she remained employed for more than 35 years, many of which were in the hospital laundry. Angeline’s faith was a core element of her life. As a lifelong member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help/Holy Family Parishes, she was very involved in parish activities. Folks will remember her pleasant telephone voice, greeting them with “St. Ann’s Hall” at the monthly OLPH Fish Fry in which she participated from its beginning. To those who knew her, Angie loved to socialize, go out to eat with friends, play cards and stay active with events such as periodic bus tours. Reminiscing was one of her favorite pastimes as she had vivid memories of her early childhood in the Waumandee area and she loved sharing them with others. Her knowledge of local area family histories was encyclopedic and her accurate recollections were a source of pleasure and surprise to those she encountered. History, whether local, regional or national, focuses on events and the people that create them. With Angie’s passing, a rich primary source of more than a half-century of area family information will no longer available to us. One of the highlights in Angie’s life was seeing all three (3) children graduate from college with their degrees and begin their careers. Another was her genealogy trip to Poland in the late 1980s with her brother Paul. Angie enjoyed her family and spending time with them. She is preceded in death by her parents John and Agnes Grulkowski, her brothers Earl and Paul and Infant Alphonse, her husband Nathan, children Rochelle and Rodney and grandchildren Marta and Evan Wolfe. She is survived by her sister Betty (Jack) Lambert of rural Trempealeau and son Darryl (Nancy) of Houston, Texas; daughter-in-law Ellen Wolfe, grandchildren Renee, Kathryn, Jay and Lydia Wolfe, Kristen Larson and Greta Anderson; great-grandchildren Aliyah, Dorian, Levi and Elijah Anderson; and nephews John, Scott, Tom and Ross Lambert of rural Trempealeau and Dodge. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, June 5, 2015, at 11:00 AM, at Holy Family Parish, with Rev. Sebastian Kolodiejczyk officiating. Friends may call on Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Wozney-Killian Funeral Home where there will be a 7:00 PM rosary; they may also call on Friday from 10:00 AM until Mass at the Church. Burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery, rural Arcadia. On line condolences may be sent to: www.wozneykillian fh.com Wozney-Killian Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Dorothy Carol Langlois, 94, passed away in her home on Sunday, May 31, 2015. A memorial service will be held Monday, June 8, 2015, 1:30 p.m., at Buswell Funeral Home, Black River Falls. Father John Rasmus will be officiating.  Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Black River Falls. Family and friends are invited for visitation Monday, from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the funeral at the funeral home. Buswell Funeral Home of Black River Falls is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences are available at www.buswellfuneralhome.com.
Sandra Anne Oliver 74 of Tomah died Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the Serenity House, Tomah. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 2:00 P.M. at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, 801 E. Monowau Street, Tomah.  Monsignor Richard W. Gilles will officiate.  Burial will be at a later date. Relatives and friends are invited for visitation on Wed. at the funeral home from 12:00 Noon until the time of the service.  Online condolences may be given at www.sonnenburgfamilyfh.com.  In lieu of flowers memorial may be given to the family in Sandy’s memory.    
Donald W. Geier, 57, of Sparta, died on Friday, May 29, 2015 at Gundersen Health System, La Crosse.         A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Sparta, with Father Jerome Patric officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery, Sparta.      Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, and on Thursday at the church 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 arrangements.
 Leona E. DeLap, 94, of Sparta, died Friday, May 29, 2015 at Rolling Hills Rehabilitation Center, Sparta.      A funeral service will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, with Elder Dennis Timm officiating. Burial will be in Greenfield Cemetery, Tunnel City.      Family and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Sunday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and at the funeral home on Monday from 9:30 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.