Feb. 3, 2021 Obituaries
Terry E. Reglin
Terry E. Reglin, 66, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2021, in La Crosse.
Terry was born January 6, 1955, in Arcadia, to Arvin and Fern (Piel) Reglin. After graduating from Arcadia High School in 1974, Terry went to work for Material Service Corporation in Lockport, IL, where he began his journey on the river. He was a deckhand, became a cook on the boats, and worked his way up to a captain in 1978.
In 1979, Terry established Coulee Region Towing, Ltd., became president of the company and bought a towboat in Tampa, FL.
Coulee Region Towing ran a tug service in the La Crosse Harbor (La Crosse, WI) from 1980 – 1981. In 1982, Coulee Region Towing moved its marine operations to Clayton, IA. At that point, Clayton Tug Service was established and Terry ran the business until he retired in 2015, after spending 41 years on the river. On July 20, 2020, Clayton Tug Services named a boat Terry Reglin in honor of Terry.
Terry married Anita (Bradley) in La Crosse, in 1981. They were married for 39 years. Terry had a tender heart with a focus on putting his time and energy into helping individuals any way that he could.
Throughout the years, he spent lots of time on the ski slopes, going to dirt track races, traveling throughout the U.S., and making many friendships with people that he met on his travels. Terry enjoyed growing food in his ever evolving garden, harvesting and delivering food for others; he always enjoyed every bit of the experience.
The highlight of his retirement was spending time with his children and grandchildren, going to Amish auctions, taking road trips to visit friends and enjoying the outdoors.
Terry is survived by his wife, Anita; children: Brad (Nahnie) Reglin of Sun Prairie, Angie (Tony) Zubella of Iola, Kelly (Craig) Mezera of Caledonia, Mark (Alex) Reglin of Beaver Dam; brother, Dennis Reglin of Waumandee; sister, Mary Lou (Maynard) Pronschinske of Waumandee; nephew, Cory (Kelly) Pronschinske of Trempealeau; and niece, Cheyanne (Anthony) Swift, of Trempealeau. He is survived by his grandchildren: Audriana, Alexzander & Atarion Zubella, Addison & Brooklyn Mezera, and Dominic Reglin; also by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Terry was preceded in death by Arvin and Fern Reglin; and his grandparents.
Private family services will be held at a later date at St. Boniface Parish in Waumandee.
Talbot Family Funeral Homes of Cochrane, WI, assisted the family with arrangements. Please share your memory of Terry or express your words of comfort at www.talbotfuneralhomes.com.
William “Bill” L. Brady
William “Bill” L. Brady, 78, of Galesville, passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at his home, surrounded by his family.
William was born September 9, 1942, to William F. and Mary M. (Stremcha) Brady in La Crosse. He graduated from Holmen high school, and joined the U.S. Army, serving three years abroad.
Bill married Donna (Boske), June 10, 1967. They lived in La Crosse and Bangor before Bill’s mother, Mavis, showed them a beautiful farm near Galesville in 1970. Bill worked for 33 years at Norplex in La Crosse before retiring in 1998.
Bill was a wonderful brother, uncle, husband, father and grandfather. He shared his passion for the outdoors with Donna and his entire family. He loved spending time on the family farm, in the woods, on the river or along the local trout streams.
Bill is survived by his wife, Donna (Boske), his son, William Edward, and his son, Jon William, along with his grandchildren: Madison Mavis, William Nolan, Brenden William and Caiden Jon.
He is further survived by his siblings: James (Janice), Stephen, Doug (Nancylee), Eunice Bielefeldt, Carol Nordby(Bill) Pecha, Michael (Sherry), Richard (Lorraine), Paul (Sandy), Robert (Toni), Joseph (Marilyn), David (Beverly) and Barbara Brady; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Jeanette; a brother, Patrick; a niece, Rachel; and a nephew, Joseph.
A Celebration of Life for William will be held at a later date at the Brady farm in Galesville.
Anita L. Christianson
Anita Lois Christianson, 90, of Inver Grove Heights MN, died peacefully, January 25, 2021.
She was born February 21, 1930, in Whitehall. A loving mother and homemaker, Anita was a gentle soul who enjoyed gardening, reading, solving crossword puzzles and bird watching.
Anita is survived by her children: Andrea Christianson, Brian Christianson, Signe Christianson; and two granddaughters: Angela (Clayton) McCann of Aurora, CO and Amy Christianson (Ryan McDaniel) of Ellsworth.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Warren Christianson; brother, Alan Stuve; sister, Audrey Bautch; daughter, Eve Christianson.
A private burial will be held late spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances would be appreciated to: Our Lady of Peace, 2076 St. Anthony Ave, St. Paul, MN 55104.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt thank you to the staff at Our Lady of Peace Hospice, for the loving and compassionate care given to Anita.
Daniel Lee Fernholz, 70, of Arcadia, passed away January 25, 2021, at Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare in La Crosse, from complications after surgery.
Dan was born February 10, 1950, in Arcadia to Mark and Margaret (Pyka) Fernholz. He wed Barbara K. Waldera, July 26, 1969, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Arcadia. Together, the couple were married for 51 ½ years. Dan farmed the family dairy farm all of his life. He enjoyed driving tractors, working with his backhoe and caterpillar, plowing snow with the skid loader, deer hunting, fishing, campfires with family and friends and spending time working on projects in his shop. He was a great fabricator.
Dan is survived by his wife, Barbara of Arcadia; six children: Jennifer (Glenn) Schick of Pontotoc, MS, Randall (Jennifer) Fernholz of New Richmond, Kate (John) Nelson of Arcadia, Kim (Phillip) Ehrat of Buffalo City, Russell (Jennifer) Fernholz of Waumandee, and Danielle (Matthew) Phillips of Arcadia; 15 grandchildren (with one on the way, due in March): Leila and Evan Schick, Ryan (Hannah), Elyse, and Julia Fernholz, Hillary Filla, Twins: Peyton and Jackson Nelson, Tyler, Trevor, Tanner, and TJ Ehrat, Claire and Elizabeth Fernholz, and Frankie Phillips; sister, Nancy (LaVerne) Haines of Arcadia; sister-in-law, Dorothy Fernholz of Whitehall; and one niece; four nephews; and many friends and relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, David Fernholz, Sr.; sister, Jean Fernholz-Friendt; and twin granddaughters: Anna and Emily Fernholz; and father and mother-in-law, Alphonse and Marcella Waldera.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at 12:00 p.m., at Holy Family Catholic Church in Arcadia, with Fathers Sebastian Kolodziejczyk and Kyle Laylan officiating. Family and friends are invited for visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the time of mass at church. A Rosary will be recited just prior to the beginning of Mass. Burial will be at a later date in St. Joseph Cemetery in rural Arcadia.
For more information and to express condolences to his family online, please visit www.wozneykillianfh.com.
Janice Thompson, 89, died Monday, January 25, 2021.
She was born May 23, 1931, in Whitehall, to Clifford and Luella (Nelson) Scharlau, the oldest of four children. After graduating from Arcadia High School, she attended Winona Business College.
Janice spent many of her working years as a secretary at her dad’s Buick garage and at French Creek Lutheran Church. She married Laurel Thompson, August 18, 1951, and from the beginning they shared a love of dancing that took them to all the local dance halls. Together they lived and worked on the family farm for 35 years. She gave piano and accordion lessons and carried her love of music for the remainder of her life as a well-known church organist-playing for hundreds of different pastors. Sister JoDeen guided Janice through writing a book about her life story at the age of 87. Most of all, she was a supportive and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was loved and looked after by many, and will be greatly missed.
Janice is survived by her brother, Robert (Connie) Scharlau; a sister, JoDeen (Robert) Forsyth; a daughter, Barbara Cantlon; a son, Brian (Lori) Thompson; grandchildren, Heather Buchholtz (Josh), Rachael Thompson (Brooke), Chad Thompson (Cari) and great-grandchildren, Laken and Eli Buchholtz.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Laurel in 2013; a son-in-law, Jim Cantlon and her brother, Glen Scharlau.
A drive-thru style visitation will be held Wednesday, February 3, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., at French Creek Lutheran Church, rural Ettrick, followed by a private family service.
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville Chapel assisted the family.
Sandra Melby, 65, of Arcadia, died Wednesday, January 27, 2021, in Arcadia.
Sandra was born September 11, 1955, in Whitehall to Donald and Dolores (Sobish) Melby.
Sandra was an extremely hard worker. She dedicated 46 years of her life to Arcadia Fryers/Golden Plump/Pilgrims. Sandra worked holidays, weekends, overtime and never complained. She took pride in her hard work and enjoyed her co-workers. Her goal was to be the longest employee and reach the 50-year mark before she retired. Sandra had the biggest heart and was always helping others. She would donate vacation time & money to those in need. She lived simply and took pride in her family and especially her grandchildren. Sandra was extremely strong and did not let any hindrance stop her. She loved the Lord, read the Bible daily, and re-wrote many scriptures. Although gone too soon, she will forever be in our hearts and remembered by her gentle touch and beautiful smile.
Survivors include four children: Jake (Sarah) Melby of Holmen, Stephanie (John) Lynch of Neillsville, Autumn (Mike) Bergerson of Independence and Arron Bloom of Whitehall; her father, Donald Melby of Blair; four sisters: Sue Fletcher of Merrillan, Shirley (Tony) Baldwin of Sparta, Sarah (Rich) Knutson of Taylor and Stacy (Don) Hohmann of Arcadia; four brothers: Sam (Jeannie) of Blair, Scott (Brenda) of Blair, Steve (Sheila) of Arcadia and Stanley Melby of Blair; nine grandchildren: Austin, Madeline, Emerson, Violet, Payten, Riley, Dawson, Jaeryk and Michael.
Sandra was preceded in death by her mother, Dolores Melby; and her grandparents.
Public visitation was held Sunday, January 31, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., at Edison Funeral Home, Independence, followed by private family services due to current COVID-19 restrictions.
A Celebration of Life gathering will be held this summer at the Melby family farm.
Online condolences may be offered at www.edisonfuneralhome.com.
Barbara Jean Schultz, 66, of Winona, MN, passed away peacefully at her home, holding the hand of her loving husband, after a courageous battle with breast cancer, under the care of Winona Area Hospice.
Barb was born in Arcadia, November 1, 1954, to Alden and Ardys (Scow) Boberg. After graduating from Arcadia High School, she was united in marriage to Tony Schultz, April 26, 1974, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Arcadia. For many years, Barb was employed with the Winona Knitting Mills until its closure in 2000. She worked briefly for the Winona Post, but found caring for her grandchildren would give her the greatest reward.
Barb loved babies and children most of all, and opened her arms to her grandson, Jaydan, caring for him as one of her own children, providing a stabile home life when he was young. She very much enjoyed cooking big dinners for her family, camping, playing in pools and on waterslides with her grandchildren, gardening and decorating the outside of her home for various holidays. She was an excellent homemaker and took pride in keeping her home neat and clean. Barb was an avid Packers Fan and stayed loyal, win or lose. Barb’s tenacity and strong will became the most evident as she battled through her breast cancer, knowing she wanted to stay with her family. May her love for her family warm the memories they share, as our Boss, Momma, sister and friend may be gone from our sights, but never from our hearts.
Barb is survived by her loving husband, Tony of Winona, MN; daughter, Amy (Nicholas Latus) Beier-Latus; sons: Shawn (Dori), Corey (Amy), and Travis Schultz; grandchildren: Karyssa (Ethan), Preston, Devyn, Colton, Benjamin “Benny Boo”, Kaylee, Jaydan, and Adrian; a great-grandchild (due to arrive June of 2021); sisters: Christine (Brian) Bisek, Patricia Weltzien, Lori (David) Skroch, Cindy (Thomas) Myers, and Lynn (Michael) Wolfe; brothers: Richard (Cheyanne) Boberg and Randall Boberg; her special cat, Noah; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
She has been greeted in Heaven by her parents; infant sister; and grandson, Talan Chase Schultz.
A graveside service for Barb was held Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at 12:00 p.m., at Calvary Cemetery in rural Arcadia. Father Sebastian Kolodziejczyk officiated. Family and friends were invited for a walk-through visitation from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at Wozney-Killian Funeral Home in Arcadia.
COVID-19 guidelines were observed.
Barb’s family would like to thank the staff of Winona Area Hospice for the care and compassion they gave to Barb in her final weeks, and a special thank you to Mary Beth and Sheila for their exceptional support and service.
For more information and to express condolences to her family online, please visit www.wozneykillianfh.com.
Marvin W. “Sonny”
Marvin Walter “Sonny” Wolfe, 92, of Madison, passed away Thursday, January 28, 2021. Marvin was born November 15, 1928, in Fountain City, the son of Joseph and Leoba (Patzner) Wolfe. Marvin married Phyllis Weisenberger, October 15, 1955, in Arcadia, and had five children together: Greg, Sandy, Jeff, Mark and Todd.
Marvin grew up on a farm, the third youngest of eleven children. He had wonderful parents who embodied a strong work ethic, honesty and the values of their Catholic faith. He instilled his faith, hauling all five of his children to church every Sunday and Feast Day, no excuses. Marvin and Phyllis started their life together in Arcadia in 1955, living in the Harry Stagg Apartments and then purchasing a small farm in Arcadia. Dad loved farming. They raised broiler chickens, a few cattle, grew corn and had lots of cats. They cherished 10 years on the farm. In addition, Marvin worked for the Green Bay and Western Railroad in Arcadia as a telegrapher, transferring to the station in Wisconsin Rapids as an agent. It was a 42-year career he loved. He and Mom resided in Wisconsin Rapids for 50 years, moving to Madison in 2016 to be closer to family.
Marvin always found the best in others. He laughed easily, was a practical joker and was on the receiving end of many practical jokes by his sons. He was patient, kind, calm and determined. Throughout life, he enjoyed the simple things; time with family, eating watermelon, a good toboggan ride, ice skating, fixing cars with his boys, hunting, trapping and fishing. He also enjoyed roller skating with his wife. In recent years, he enjoyed road trips in the countryside and visits to Arcadia for family visits and trout fishing. He also enjoyed his return visits to Wisconsin Rapids. Marvin was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Marvin is survived by his children: Greg Wolfe, Sandra (Kent) Bahler, Jeff (Karen) Wolfe and Todd (Brenda) Wolfe; grandchildren: Jim (Kyla) Bahler, Sam Bahler, Jared (Stephanie) Wolfe, Megan (Andrew) Pittman, Kylynn Wolfe and Ben Wolfe; and great-grandchildren: Mae, Audrey and Vera Bahler.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Phyllis; son, Mark Wolfe (Laurell); brothers: Norbert “Nobby” Wolfe, Tony Wolfe, Clarence “Cluck” Wolfe, Joseph Wolfe, Linus Wolfe, Lloyd “Boobly” Wolfe and Gerald “Chalky” Wolfe; and sisters: Delores Wolfe, Dorothy Wolfe and Marlene Gamoke.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, February 6, 2021, at 2:00 p.m., at St. Dennis Catholic Church, 505 Dempsey Rd., Madison, with Father Randy Timmerman presiding. Family and friends who wish to view the Mass via LIVE STREAM may visit Marvin’s obituary page at www.gundersonfh.com and click on the Live Webcast link at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 6, 2021. Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday, from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the Mass. Burial will take place at Roselawn Memorial Park at a later date.
Memorials may be made to St. Dennis Catholic Church or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Wisconsin. Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.
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