Obituaries

  Shirley Ann Heiller, 88, of Caledonia MN, and formerly of Galesville, passed away Sunday, February 18, 2024. Shirley is survived by six children; two stepdaughters; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by first and second husband(s):...
  Dominic “Don” Louis Pogreba, 77, of Independence, passed away February 14, 2024, at Gundersen Health Center, surrounded by family and friends. Dominic was born September 29, 1946, to Frank and Emma (Smieja) Pogreba. Don was more of a hands-on learner so, in lieu of reform school, he joined the U....
  David Alvin “Dusty” Fonstad, 67, of rural Galesville, died Saturday, February 17, 2024, at Meadowbrook of Black River Falls. David was born July 3, 1956, in La Crosse, to Alvin and Helen (Mickelson) Fonstad. On September 30, 1989, he married Barbara Kay Katula, in Galesville. He had been employed...
  Beverly “Bev” Jean Nemitz, 76, of Trempealeau, died Friday, February 16, 2024, at Marinuka Manor in Galesville, with her daughter at her bedside.  Beverly was born December 19, 1947, to Vernon Raymond Emmons and Ruth Elvira (Dale) Emmons of Galesville, at St. Anne’s Hospital in La Crosse. She...
  Clarence “Rusty” Auseth, age 92, passed away peacefully at his home, Mon., February 12, 2024. Rusty was born July 15, 1931, in Skunk Coulee near Galesville, the youngest of seven children, to Sigurd and Hulda Auseth. Rusty grew up in Skunk Coulee until the 6th grade when the family moved to...
  Roland John Marsolek, 86, of Kenosha, passed away February 5, 2024. Roland was born December 10, 1937, to the late John and Victoria (Karasch) Marsolek. He was raised on the family farm in Trempealeau County. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany from 1957...
  Robert “Bob” Daniel Baures Sr., 76, passed away January 23, 2024. He was born June 10, 1947, in Winona, MN, to Daniel J. Baures and Mary (Wenzel) Baures. Robert married Nancy (Power) Armstrong in 1967, and had sons Bob Jr. and Chad. He and Nancy divorced in 1989. Robert served in the U.S. Army...
  Darcy Joseph Sonsalla, 47, of rural Arcadia, passed away peacefully at home, January 20, 2024, with the love of his life, Karla, and his beautiful boys by his side. The room was filled with love and support as he was surrounded by family and friends. Darcy was born to Marlene Sosalla, November 6...
  Roy John Kujak, 83, of Arcadia, died Tuesday, February 6, 2024, peacefully at his home, surrounded by family. Roy was born February 25, 1940, in Arcadia, to Harry and Alice (Benczyk) Kujak. On June 16, 1962, he married the love of his life, Verna Przybilla, and together they had six children. Roy...
  Elizabeth “Betty” A. Wall, 96, of Blair, formerly of Arcadia and Ettrick, died Monday, February 5, 2024, at Grand View Care Center, with her “baby sister” by her side. Elizabeth was born September 29, 1927, to James and Myrtle (Beirne) Wall, their second child in Ettrick. She graduated from...

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