Obituaries

  Debra Marie Mahutga, 66, of Whitehall, passed away unexpectedly from natural causes, with her family by her side, Saturday, March 19, 2022, at Gundersen Tri-County Hospital in Whitehall. Debra was born April 16, 1955, to John and Janice (Servais) Rumpel at the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Arcadia....
  Leslie “Coty” T. Mathson, 83, of Blair, died Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at Gundersen Tri-County Hospital in Whitehall. Leslie was born November 19, 1938, in Blair, to Harry and Mildred (Thompson) Mathson. He attended Blair High School and was confirmed at the First Lutheran Church in Blair....
  Patricia M. Gilmeister, 80, of Hastings, MN, passed away peacefully, Sunday, March 13, 2022 Patricia was a devoted wife, dedicated mother and proud grandmother. She leaves behind many friendships and cherished memories. Patricia is survived by her husband, Arlan “Gil” Gilmeister; daughter, Jodi (...
  James “Jim” Gallup Jr, 78, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, March 13, 2022, at his home. James was born November 28, 1943, to James and Geraldine (Bakeman) Gallup Sr., in Syracuse, NY. James served active duty in the U.S. Navy from 1970 – 1974, and continued his service in the Navy Reserve until...
  Linda Elaine Freier, 72, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away March 10, 2022. Linda was born May 5, 1949, in Galesville, to John and Ethel (Hare) Marvell. On March 9, 1968, she married David H. Freier in Dundee, IL. Linda was very active in the Red Hatter Group, her card club where she was known as being...
  Donovan “Berzi” James Berzinski, 89, of Arcadia, passed away peacefully, March 12, 2022, with his children by his side. Berzi was born May 4, 1932, to Amy and Edward Berzinski. Arcadia was home to him throughout his life. He graduated from Arcadia High School in 1951, and was proud to be part of...
  Rebecca “Becky” B. Maule, 78, formerly of Independence, died Saturday, March 12, 2022, at Marinuka Manor in Galesville. Becky was born October 16, 1943, in La Crosse, to Walter and Verna (Calkins) Weist. She grew up on a farm outside of Houston, MN, and went on to obtain her Registered Nursing...
  Louis “Louie” T. Halderson, 93, of Galesville, passed away at home, March 10, 2022. Louie was born to Everett and Edith (Bowles) Halderson, November 5, 1928, in Marysville, CA. The family eventually moved to Centerville before settling on the family farm in Crystal Valley. Louie was raised on the...
  Oswald “Ozzie” A. Klomsten, 90, of La Crosse, died Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at Brookdale Assisted Living in La Crosse. Oswald was born January 11, 1932, to Oswald M. and Alvina O. (Hanson) Klomsten in Whitehall. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Whitehall. Oswald was a...
  Nancy Frances French (Carroll), 84, of Galesville, passed away peacefully in her home, Sunday March 6, 2022. Nancy was born in Rochester, MN, October 7, 1937, to Helen and Jay Carroll. She grew up in Stewartville, MN, and graduated in 1959, from Saint Mary’s Nursing program in Winona, MN. On...

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