Obituaries

  An angel received his wings as the soul of James Everett Blaha of Wayzata, MN, entered Heaven, November 24, 2023. James was born September 24, 1948, the son of Everett Blaha and Eunice (Klink) Blaha in Independence. They and his brother, Robert, precede him in death. Jim grew up on a farm near...
  Irene H. Grover, 97, formerly Irene Everson, passed away peacefully, Sunday, January 7, 2024, at Pigeon Falls Health Care Center in Pigeon Falls. Irene was born April 16, 1926, in Whitehall, to Henry and Ragna (Hanson) Harnisch of rural Pigeon Falls. She was a 1942 graduate of Whitehall High...
  Marlene Joan (Watson) Hanson passed away peacefully, January 2, 2024, with her son and daughter by her side in her last days. Marlene was born to Leonard and Agnes Watson, July 24, 1933, at Krohn Hospital in Black River Falls. On June 9, 1956, Marlene married Arthur Blake Hanson who, without his...
  Karen Ann Gardner, 81, of Whitehall, completed her earthly journey, Wednesday, December 27, 2023, and is now with Jesus, her Savior and Lord. Karen was born August 27, 1942, in Whitehall to Gerhard and Florence (Johnson) Oerke of Pigeon Falls. She was the third of their four children. Shortly...
  Beverly Ann “Bev” Paulson, 83, of Ettrick, passed away peacefully at home, Wednesday, December 27, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. Beverly was born September 16, 1940, on the family farm, to William (Stanley) and Esther (Severson ) Bishop. She attended country school, later graduating from...
  Ernest “Ernie” Harold Johnson passed away November 17, 2023. Ernie was born October 28, 1928, in Hale, to first generation Americans, Helmer and Judith (Larvick) Johnson. The family spoke Norwegian, and he learned English in the 1st grade. Ernie left school after 8th grade to help with the family...
  William D. “Bill” Suttie, 94, of rural Ettrick,  died Monday, December 25, 2023, at Onalaska Care Center, Onalaska. William was born September 13, 1929, in La Crosse, to Vilas and Emma (Rindahl) Suttie. On August 21, 1965, he married Mary Hagen in Pigeon Falls. His farming operations, prior to...
  Joanne A. Selkurt-Martin, M.D., 81, of Whitehall, lost her long battle with Alzheimer’s disease and passed away peacefully, Sunday, December 24, 2023, surrounded by her family. Joanne was born July 31, 1942, in Detroit, MI, to Leonard and Helen (Light) Selkurt. The family moved from Detroit to...
  Arlene Cecilia Dahl, 100, of Blair, died Sunday, December 24, 2023, at Grand View Care Center in Blair. Arlene was born September 6, 1923, in Blair, to Omer E. and Paula I. (Gunderson) Dahl. She graduated from Blair High School in 1940. Arlene was employed as an accountant with AMPI in Blair for...
  Florence Agnes “Aggie” P. Literski, 95, left this world December 23, 2023, to spend Christmas with her Savior, Jesus Christ, this year. Florence was born April 28, 1928, as the 9th and final child to Joseph & Elizabeth (Reis) Henrich in Armour, SD. The family were farmers and moved to Iowa in...

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