Obituaries

Edward J. Manka, Jr. of Independence, passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Eau Claire. Edward “Hooch” Manka was born July 22, 1959, the son of Rosella (Hertzfeldt) Manka and Edward Manka, Sr. After graduation from Independence High School, Hooch...
Leonard “Lenny” Clarence Kaszolka III, 73, of Trempealeau, passed away Sunday, February 23, after a long and courageous fight with cancer. Lenny was born September 30, 1946. He married the love of his life, Patricia Toshner, June 20, 1970. For him, it was love at first sight. He eventually...
Mary A. Nordby, 84 of Black River Falls, died Thursday, February 20, 2020, at Pine View Terrace in Black River Falls. She was born November 6, 1935, in Franklin, to Ben and Helen Johnson. Mary married Gordon Nordby, June 27, 1953, and spent 62 years together until Gordon’s passing in 2015. Mary was...
Joan P. Erickson, 71, died peacefully with her family at her side, after a brief illness, Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse.  Joan was born May 27, 1948, to Casper and Leona (Solberg) Erickson, the oldest of four children. She was baptized in Ettrick and...
Jo-Ann Karen Tidquist, 81, of Blair, died Thursday, February 20, 2020, at the Grand View Care Center in Blair. Jo-Ann was born August 25, 1938, in Chicago, IL., to Eric and Lilly (Berg) Erickson. She married Glen Tidquist, August 30, 1957, in Crystal Falls, MI. They were later divorced. Jo-Ann...
Helen M. Barth, 102, passed away February 20, 2020, surrounded by family and loved ones. Helen was born July 16, 1917, in Arcadia, to the late John and Anna (Pierzina) Soppa. She graduated from Arcadia High School. Helen went on to earn a degree in elementary education from Central State Teacher’s...
Cameron ‘Mort’ L. Breitung, 87, of La Crosse, died peacefully, Saturday, February 22, 2020, at Hillview Health Care Center in La Crosse. He was born in Pepin,  May 9, 1932, to Cornelius and Ethel Breitung. He married Alice Larson, November, 1955, in Waumandee. They later divorced. Mort enjoyed...
Joseph C. Manning, 98, of La Crosse, passed away Thursday, February 6, 2020, at Gundersen Tri-County Care Center in Whitehall. He was born December 26, 1921, in Arcadia, to Martin and Anna (Kupietz) Manning. Joe worked in shipping on the Great Lakes and served in the Merchant Marines during WWII....
LeSandra Judy Wheeler, born December 14, 1942, in La Crosse to John N. (Jack) and Lilah (Brenengen) Johnson, where they lived on a farm in Stensven Coulee. She graduated High School from Galesville-Ettrick in 1961. As a child, she suffered two bouts of Rheumatic fever, being bed-ridden for weeks at...

 

 

Merlin Duane Wendland, 91, passed away in his home, February 12, 2020.  Merlin was born in Waumandee, to Otto and Stella (Krause) Wendland, February 18, 1928. He spent many of his early years working on the family farm and visiting his grandpa Bill’s farm on Nelson Ridge. The family moved to the...

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