Obituaries

  Duane “Beak or Smoke” John Tamke, 59, of Arcadia passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at his home. Duane was born October 3, 1960, in Whitehall, to Albert and Bonnie (Ryan) Tamke. He graduated from Arcadia High School and had been employed by Value Implement in Arcadia. On October 25, 2010, he...
  Sharon Helene Sampson, 82, of Hixton, passed away July 30, 2020, while under the care of Black River Memorial Hospice. Sharon was born June 9, 1938, to Jens and Ila Staff of Pigeon Falls. She was the second of nine children and their only daughter. She enjoyed growing up on the farm in Big Slough...
  Janice “Jan” Mae (Hansen) Schmitt died peacefully on July 19, 2020, after having suffered an intracranial hemorrhage. She passed listening to what she loved best…expressions of love from her children, and a live recording of the Grateful Dead. Above all things, Jan was a fierce and loving mother...
  Darlene J. Cotton, 87, of Holmen, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, at Bethany Assisted Living, Thursday, July 16, 2020. Darlene was born on a farm in Hesper, IA., November 16, 1932, to Willard (Bill) A. and Violet Amdahl Welch. She moved with her parents to Mabel, MN., at the age...
  Richard V. Kiedrowski, 82, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, July 10, 2020, after a full and rich life with those lucky enough to know him. Richard was born January 2, 1938, in the rolling hills of Glencoe. He grew up in Fountain City and Sparta. After he and his friends created ...
  Marilyn Ann (Miller) Hoff, died Friday, July 17, 2020, at Winona Health, Winona, MN. Marilyn started her life September 20, 1942, surrounded by aunts, uncles and cousins in Little Tamarack, Trempealeau County. After graduating from high school, she stayed with her Aunt Josephine in Washington...
  Heidi Lynette (Hjerleid) Janzen, 55, passed away suddenly, July 11, 2020. Heidi was born January 18, 1965, to Harlan and Lynda (Tranberg) Hjerleid. She married Jimmy Hovre, June 15, 1985. He passed away October of 1990. She then married Scott Janzen, September 24, 1994. They later divorced. Heidi...
  Kenneth Melvin Stay, 89, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, July 16, 2020, at Gundersen Tri-County Hospital in Whitehall. Kenneth was born January 9, 1931, in Mondovi to Melvin and Selma (Ede) Stay. He graduated from Taylor High School. Kenneth married his high school sweetheart, Joyce Relyea,...
  Darlene M. Meier, 75, passed away peacefully, Thursday, July 9, 2020, after a two-year battle with pancreatic and liver cancer. Darlene was born to Janice and Clarence Reedy, August 26, 1944, in Arcadia. She later met Everett (Butch) Meier in Saint Paul, MN., and they were united in marriage, ...
  Robert C. Hardie, 82, a long-time dairy farmer in rural Taylor, died Saturday, July 4, 2020, at his Town of Franklin home. Bob was born Dec. 15, 1937, in La Crosse, to Keith and Cecile Hardie. He grew up in the Town of Franklin, where he attended a one-room schoolhouse. Bob graduated from Melrose...

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