Obituaries

Tue
28
Jul

Lester E. Weisensale

 

Lester E. Weisensale, 68, of Prairie du Chien passed away Monday, July 27, at his home surrounded by his family, following a courageous battle with cancer. 

He was born Jan. 26, 1947 in York, Pa. the son of Lester and Gladys (Stauffer) Weisensale Sr. He entered service in the U.S. Navy in 1966 and later served in the U.S. Marine Corps being honorably discharged in 1973. He married Janette Belken on Oct. 20, 1973 at the Castle Rock Lutheran Church. Lester enjoyed his work as an EMT for the Prairie du Chien Rescue Squad and was an animal lover. 

Fri
24
Jul

Charlotte Brown (nee Sawa)

 

Charlotte Brown (nee Sawa), 68, passed away in peace on July 16.

Charlotte was the daughter of Zenon and Lydia Sawa, long-time residents of Prairie du Chien. She was born in a refugee camp in Austria after WWII as her parents emigrated from Ukraine. They settled in Prairie in 1949.

Charlotte graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in Prairie in 1964, and then moved to Chicago and later to Orlando, Fla.

Fri
24
Jul

Jared J. Winkers

 

Jared J. Winkers, 17, of Cassville, passed away Monday, July 20, at his home due to an accidental shooting. 

He was born on Aug. 4, 1997, in Lancaster, the son of Kelly and Kit (Kelley) Winkers. Jared graduated from Cassville High School in May 2015 and was attending Southwest Wisconsin Technical College in Fennimore working towards a welding certificate and CNC Setup/Operation certification. He had a passion for guns and cars and loved hunting, playing his guitar and his Xbox.

Fri
24
Jul

Maria Ann Wenzel

 

Maria Ann Wenzel, 64, of Prairie du Chien, and longtime resident of La Crosse, passed away on July 20, in Racine. 

She was born on Nov. 19, 1950 in Winona, Minn. to Bruno and Antoinette (Sykora) Wenzel. She grew up with five brothers and two sisters in Chippewa Falls.

Thu
23
Jul

George P. Jansen

 

George P. Jansen, 51, of Bagley passed away in his sleep at home on Wednesday, July 22. 

He was born July 15, 1964 in Cuba City, the son of George and Cecelia (Hoelker) Jansen. 

He is survived by his mother Cecelia Jansen of Benton, his significant other, Kim Reed of Bagley; his children, George, Corey, Lori and Katie; a sister Vicki Weber of Benton and a grandson Archie. He was preceded in death by a son Benjamin; his father, along with an infant brother and sister.

Mon
20
Jul

Lucille Marie ‘Lucy” Eulgem

 

Lucille Marie ‘Lucy” Eulgem, 80, of Madison, formerly of Eastman, died Friday, July 17, at Trinity Senior Community in Madison. 

She was born on Oct. 15, 1934 to Ernest and Lillian (Granzow) Eulgem in Crawford County. She attended DuCharme Ridge Country School and graduated from Prairie du Chien High School. 

Lucy worked at Prairie City Bank and also for the State of Wisconsin in Madison. She was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Madison. Lucy enjoyed spending time with her friends.

Wed
15
Jul

Kenneth Edward Otteson

 

 Kenneth Edward Otteson, 84, of Prairie du Chien, died on July 9, at Sannes Skogdalen Heim in Soldiers Grove. 

Kenneth was born to Ernst S. and Mary Retha (Seipp) Otteson on Sept. 2, 1930 in Prairie du Chien. He was baptized and was confirmed at St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Prairie du Chien. Kenneth graduated from Campion High School, Prairie du Chien in 1948. He served in the U. S Army Reserves and National Guard, joining in July 1951.

Tue
14
Jul

Dorritt May Lessard

 

Dorritt May Lessard passed away at Pittsburg University Mercy Hospital on July 8, at the age of 84.

Dorritt was born in Eastman, on April 19, 1931. She was a dedicated wife and mother, enthusiastically supporting her family throughout her life, providing love, care, and encouragement in whatever life’s journey presented to her family. She was also a dedicated professional, working in the insurance industry until her retirement in 1987. Dorritt enjoyed reading, gardening, and bird watching. 

Tue
14
Jul

Tammy M. Kansaku

 

Tammy M. Kansaku, 35, of Prairie du Chien passed away Monday, July 13, at her home after an extended illness. 

The family is planning a celebration of Tammy’s life for a future date that will be announced later. The Garrity Funeral Home of Prairie du Chien is assisting the family.  

Tue
14
Jul

Betty Jean Regal

 

Betty Jean Regal, 74, of McGregor, Iowa died Saturday, July 11, at Mayo Health System in La Crosse. 

Betty Jean was born on April 28, 1941 to John and Harriet (Koresh) Stevens in Prairie du Chien. She graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic School, Prairie du Chien, in 1959. 

Betty was united in marriage with Dennis Regal on Sept. 23, 1961 at St. John Catholic Church in Prairie du Chien. To this union, one son was born. Betty worked at McGregor Loudspeaker in McGregor, Iowa and also owned and operated the Regal Marine in Prairie du Chien. 

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