Obituaries

Tue
08
Sep

Doris A. (Huggett) Spiller

 

Doris A. (Huggett) Spiller, 74, resident of Bethel Nursing Home Viroqua, died Friday Sept. 4, at the nursing home. 

Doris was born to Lorene Andrea (Hutson) and Floyd Wheaton Huggett, June 1, 1941.

Tue
08
Sep

Elaine R. Shedivy

 

Elaine R. Shedivy, 58, of Prairie du Chien passed away Sunday, Sept. 6, at Orchard Manor in Lancaster. 

She was born Feb. 16, 1957 with her twin brother Eli, in Prairie du Chien, the daughter of Harry and Mary (Mezera) Shedivy. Elaine was a lifetime member of St. Gabriel’s Parish and belonged to the Catholic Knights. She enjoyed greeting everyone who would pass her home on north Beaumont Road from her front porch. 

Mon
31
Aug

Michael K. Thompson

 

Michael K. Thompson, 80, of Prairie du Chien passed awy Thursday, Aug. 27, at his home surrounded by his family. 

He was born April 20, 1935 in Ann Arbor, Mich. the son of John and Fern (Bourassa) Thompson. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He married Mary Balk on June 9, 1960 in Phoenix, Ariz. Mike worked as a barber and later became a plumber. He held other various jobs until his retirement in 1997. 

Mon
31
Aug

Judy K. Paulus

 

Judy K. Paulus, 59, of Bloomington, passed away Saturday, Aug. 29, at UW Hospital & Clinics in Madison. 

Mon
31
Aug

Roger B. Helgerson Sr

 

Roger B. Helgerson Sr., 79, of Prairie du Chien passed away Thursday, Aug. 27, at his home. 

He was born Dec. 5, 1935 in Westby, the son of Otto and Della (DeWitt) Helgerson. After his graduation from high school Roger entered the US Army and served during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War before retiring from service. He also farmed near Brodtville. 

Thu
27
Aug

Evelyn C. Oliver

 

Evelyn C. Oliver, 93, of Prairie du Chien passed away Wednesday, Aug. 26, at the Atrium Care Center in Lancaster. 

She was born Nov. 24, 1921 in Vernon County, the daughter of Edward and Virginia (Taylor) Sletten. She married Merlin Oliver on Feb. 27, 1943 in Waukon, Iowa. He preceded her in death on Sept. 15, 1987. Together they farmed tobacco in the Bad Axe River Valley. Evelyn was an active member of the Bad Axe Lutheran Church. 

Thu
27
Aug

Patrica A. Smith

 

Patrica A. Smith, 72, of Prairie du Chien, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, at her residence in Prairie du Chien. 

Pat was born Feb. 23, 1943, in Lancaster, the daughter of Harley and Esther (Brandemuehl) Foster. On April 2, 1977, she married Dr. Clifford Smith. Together they spent many years raising Appaloosa horses in rural Prairie du Chien. Clifford preceded her in death on May 11, 2010. In later years, she enjoyed planting flowers, watching the birds and other wildlife that visited her home. Pat also enjoyed scrapbooking, card stamping, relaxing in the pool, and camping parties with her family at her home. 

Tue
25
Aug

David L. Swiggum

 

David L. Swiggum, 72, passed away Aug. 22, in Murfreesboro, Tenn. 

He was born Nov. 6, 1942 in Viroqua, to Rudolph and Mamie Swiggum. He graduated from Gays Mills High School in 1961 and joined the Navy where he served as a Portuguese interpreter. His tours of duty took him to South America and Africa. Health issues forced him out of the Navy and he lived in the La Crosse area most of the next 35 years. For the last 11 years, he was cared for by the Murfreesboro VA and Jake’s Assisted Living in Murfreesboro.

Tue
25
Aug

Pamella E. Smith

 

Pamella E. Smith of San Antonio, Texas was born to eternal life June 24.

Pam was born Nov. 19, 1939 in Prairie du Chien to Roger G. and Charlotte C. Steiner. Pam graduated from Prairie High in 1957. On Aug. 23, 1958 she married Vincent L. Tippery. To this union two children, Vincent Jr. and Rebecca Lynn were born. They divorced and Pam later married Lowell Smith. 

Pam was preceded in death by her husbands; her parents, Roger G. and Charlotte C. and her brothers Roger W. and Raoul G. Steiner. 

Mon
24
Aug

Laurel Lynn “Laurie” Burow

 

Laurel Lynn “Laurie” Burow, was called to her heavenly home on Aug. 17, at the age of 67. 

Laurel was the daughter of John and Alvida (Johnson) Reich and born into God’s family through Holy Baptism in 1948. She was united in marriage to Thomas Burow on Aug. 8, 1970 in Milwaukee.

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