Obituaries

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. 

Mon
13
Jul

Rose M. Miller

 

Rose M. Miller, 81, of Prairie du Chien passed away Saturday, July 11, at the Great River Care Center in McGregor, Iowa. 

She was born Jan. 6, 1934 in Quebec, Canada the daughter of Joseph and Lena (Dias) Arrego. She was married to Kurt Miller who preceded her in death in 1975. 

She is survived by her daughters, Jean and Joan Miller of Austin, Texas along with her dear friend Benson Voigt of Prairie du Chien. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Mon
13
Jul

David Lee Bird

 

David Lee Bird, 68, of Denver, Iowa formerly of Wauzeka, died Tuesday, June 30, in Waterloo, Iowa. 

David Lee was born on Nov. 15, 1947 in Prairie du Chien, to Donald and Mildred Bird. He graduated from Wauzeka High School in 1965. 

David was self-employed, working with modular homes throughout Iowa and Wisconsin. He also was a bar owner. David was known by many as “Fuzz.” He enjoyed fishing, hunting, sports and spending time with friends. David was a member of the Moose Club in Beloit, and the NRA.

Thu
09
Jul

Jim Chambers

 

Jim Chambers, 69, formerly of Prairie du Chien, passed away in Kent, Wash. on July 5.

Jim was born in La Crosse to Stan and Jane (Norton) Chambers on May 26, 1946. He graduated from Campion Jesuit High School in 1965 and the University of Santa Clara, Calf. in 1970 with a masters in business administration. He worked in electronic sales for many years and currently owned a consulting business for cable systems. He enjoyed golf, coin collecting, movies, music, and was an avid Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks fan.

Thu
09
Jul

Kristina L. “Krissy” Colson

 

Kristina L. “Krissy” Colson, 23, of Eastman passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, July 7, after an extended illness. 

She was born Nov. 4, 1991 the daughter of Ronald “Butch” and Ruth (Martin) Colson. Krissy worked as a certified nursing assistant and belonged to the Eastman First Responders. 

Wed
08
Jul

Mae A. Sprosty

 

Mae A. Sprosty, 93, died Sunday, June 21, at Crest Health Care Center, Ridgecrest Village, Davenport, Iowa.

Mae Agnes Fisher was born May 16, 1922 in Eastman, the daughter of Thomas J. and Anna (Wagner) Fisher. She was united in marriage to Leonard W. Sprosty on June 15, 1943 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Eastman. They had shared over 60 years of marriage prior to Leonard’s death June 2, 2004. 

Tue
07
Jul

Clifford “Cliff” Du Charme

 

Clifford “Cliff” Du Charme, of Baker, Mont., formerly of Prairie du Chien, passed away July 4, 2015.

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 11 at 11 a.m. in Baker, Mont. Military rites will be accorded following services.

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