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Dorothy J. Organ, 88, of Tomah, died Friday, November 11, 2016 at the Tomah Healthcare Center.

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2016, 11:00 A.M. at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, 801 E. Monowau St. Tomah. Pastor Krysta Deede will officiate. Burial will be in the Warren Mills Cemetery.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday at the Funeral Home from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service. Online condolences may be sent to

GAULKE, Daniel, 63, of Hixton, died Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse.

A memorial services will be held at 1:00 pm, on Monday, November 21, 2016 at Buswell Funeral Home in Black River Falls.

Friends may call from 12 noon until the time of services at the funeral home on Monday.

Elizabeth “Betty” Sobotta, 83, of Independence, died peacefully Monday, November 7, 2016 at Seasons Hospice in Waukesha, WI.

Betty was born in Independence, Wisconsin on February 21, 1933 to Stanley and Proxeda (Kamla) Skroch.

Betty attended Independence High School and was the 1950 Salutatorian. She was a 1953 graduate of St. Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing and attended Barry College in Miami, FL. She worked as a Registered Nurse in Miami, New York City, and San Francisco. She returned to Independence to marry Ernest Paul Sobotta. Together they raised five children and were fabulous grandparents of twelve grandchildren: Russell (Diane) Sobotta (Ted & Elizabeth); Paul (Melanie) Sobotta (Sofia & Michael); Mary (Gary) Nussbaum (Elizabeth, Anna, Paul & Joseph); Tina Minter (Benjamin & Maxwell); Susan (Spencer) Mayhew (Katherine & Daniel)

She was proud that all of her children are graduates of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

She is survived by her children, grandchildren and by her sisters: Evelyn Cushing and Elynor Ficken.

Doris Johnson, 98, of Millston, died Friday, November 18, 2016, at her home.

Services will 11:00 am, Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at Torgerson Funeral Home in Black River Falls. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery in Millston.

Friends may call from 9-11 am on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Rupert H. Pfuhl, age 80, of Sparta, Wisconsin, passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at his home.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 26, 2016, 11:00 a.m. at the Historic Salem United Methodist Church near Norwalk. Pastor Fran Hewuse will officiate with Pastor Bob Streeter concelebrating. A private family burial will be held at a later date. Family and friends are invited for visitation Friday, November 25, 2016, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Norwalk Community Center. Family and friends are invited for visitation on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church. The Torkelson Page-Smith Funeral Home of Norwalk is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences are available at