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Chalmer Jackson “Jack” Daines

Posted September 15, 2014 at 1:56 pm

Chalmer Jackson “Jack” Daines, 86, passed away Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at Heritage Manor in Elroy.

He was born to Hazael and Beatrice (Erwin) Daines on Oct. 26, 1927, in La Farge. Jack always said that his father wanted a tractor when he was born, and if he had been a girl his name would have been Alice, after Allis Chalmer Tractors.

Jack grew up in Valley, where he attended grade school. He went on to high school in Hillsboro, and during high school, in 1944, he lied about his age to join the Navy, for which his brother, Germaine, was serving on a battleship in the Pacific.

After the Navy, Jack lived in Milwaukee, where

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    Effie E. Peterson

    Effie E. Peterson, 100, of Cashton passed away at the Bethel Home in Viroqua on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014.

    Effie was born Aug. 30, 1914, to Ferdinand Louis and Anna Bertha (Raeth) Stark in the town of Wien, Marathon County, Edgar, Wis. She was surrounded by the love of family and friends last week when she celebrated her 100th birthday. She attended Scotch Creek School in Edgar. The school’s name derived from the Scotch Creek, which was one of Marathon County’s most

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    Aaron M. Pasch

    Aaron M. Pasch, 88, of Ontario died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at his home.

    He was born Aug. 1, 1926, to John and Augusta (Kindt) Pasch on the family farm in the town of Wellington. He grew up on South Ridge and attended the South Ridge Country School. He was baptized Aug. 29, 1926, and confirmed Aug. 4, 1940, both at St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in the town of Wellington.


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    Gerald “Jerry” Thomas Barry

    Gerald “Jerry” Thomas Barry, 94, of Cashton passed away Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at Rolling Hills Rehabilitation Center.

    Jerry was born Sept. 8, 1919, to Thomas James and Ella (Bucholz) Barry in Wilton. On Oct. 24, 1945, he married Rita Catherine Schreier, and together they farmed on St. Mary’s Ridge for many years.

    Jerry is survived by his wife of 69 years, Rita; five children, Jim (Linda) Barry of Norwalk and their two children, Brian

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    Jean Marie Plueger

    Jean Marie Plueger, 72, of La Crosse passed away Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, after battling numerous health conditions, with her family by her side.

    Jean was born June 29, 1942, to Clarence and Evelyn (Dahl) Knudsen in Arlington, S.D. She was united in marriage to her best friend, Ron Plueger, on June 20, 1959, at Grace Lutheran Church in Lake Benton, Minn.

    Jean spent her younger

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    Jerelyn Joy (Zellmer) Felt

    Jerelyn Joy (Zellmer) Felt, 76, of Onalaska died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center after a short struggle with ALS.

    She was born Jan. 14, 1938, in Portsmouth, Ohio, to Edward and Dorothy (Wadephul) Zellmer. She grew up in Wilton and graduated from Wilton High School in 1956. Jerelyn married Walter C. Felt on June 25, 1960, in Wilton.

    Jerelyn was employed by the La Crosse Telephone Company before

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    Beata J. Polstin

    Beata J. Polstin, 83, of Sparta and formerly of Wilton died peacefully Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. 

    She was born Sept. 7, 1930, to Louis and Lela (Burdick) Schwartz. She was a member of the Wilton High School graduating class of 1948.  She was united in marriage to Rudolph “Rudy” Polstin on May 1, 1954, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tomah. He preceded her in death Feb. 20, 1997. 

    Prior to moving

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    Margaret Mae Anderson

    Margaret Mae Anderson, 79, of Wilton went home to her Lord on Monday, July 28, 2014.

    She was born Sept. 22, 1934, near Hillsboro to Joseph F. and Myrtle M. (Crouch) Norwalk. She grew up in Hillsboro and was a 1952 graduate of Hillsboro High School. 

    On Feb. 14, 1953, she was united in marriage to Norman W. (Andy) Anderson and moved to the Anderson family farm just outside of Wilton, where she would make her home for the next 39 years.

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    Ardyce Jean Peterson

    Ardyce Jean Peterson of Middleton, Wis., passed away at home Sunday, July 13, 2014.

    The daughter of Kenneth and Alice Rich, she was born Dec. 6, 1935. She married her sweetheart, Alvie “Al” Peterson, on Aug. 28, 1954. For many years, Ardyce worked for Mid-Plains Telephone, where she met her best friend for life, “Lucy” Reisinger. Ardyce was a wonderful and loving wife, mom, grandma, and great-grandma.

    She is survived by her daughter, Kristi; her son,

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    Phyllis E. Baltz

    Phyllis E. Baltz, 83, of Mauston and formerly of Clifton died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Fairview Nursing Home in Mauston.

    She was born June 2, 1931, to Harry and Laura (Bredlow) Budde at the Hillsboro hospital. She was baptized in the Christian faith on June 21, 1931, and confirmed July 8, 1945, both at St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. She was a member of the Hillsboro High School graduating class of 1949.

    She was

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