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Donna Mae Menn

Posted April 11, 2014 at 2:41 pm

Donna Mae Menn, 82, of Norwalk died Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Morrow Memorial Home in Sparta.

She was born Oct. 17, 1931, to Adolph and Clara (May) Weiland of Kendall. Donna was united in marriage to Robert “Bob” Menn on July 2, 1955.

Donna attended school in Kendall and went on to graduate in 1953 from the La Crosse Teacher’s College (which later became UW-La Crosse), with a Bachelor of Science in elementary education. She taught two years in La Crosse before her marriage and then two years after in Sparta before starting their family. Donna returned to teaching first grade in Norwalk Elementary School for 29 years, until her retirement in 1994. 

Donna and

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    Harry John Friedl

    Harry John Friedl, 94, of Kendall died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Heritage Manor in Elroy.

    He was born Feb. 8, 1920, to John and Emily (Seigel) Friedl on the home farm in the town of Glendale.  On Nov. 6, 1948, Harry was united in marriage to Marguerite Collins at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Kendall.  She preceded him in death Jan. 26, 1988.  Harry worked for the Dubuque Stockyards in the town of Glendale and operated Harry’s Bar from

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    Helen Ann Nelson

    Helen Ann Nelson (nee Kinnear) of Mequon, Wis., passed away peacefully and went home to be with the Lord on April 3, 2014, at age 78.

    Loving wife of the late Robert Nelson, Helen’s greatest love was her family. She is survived by her children, Terry Nelson (wife Melanie), Peter Nelson (wife Linda), Margie Edwards (husband Tim), and Bobbi Hanson (husband John); proud grandmother of Alyssa Sales (Aaron), Andrew Nelson (April), Matthew Nelson (Allison), Erik Nelson, Brandon Nelson, Helen White, Kirstin Edwards, and Anna Edwards; and dear great-grandmother of Luke Sales. She is also survived

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    Pamela Kaye Askew

    Pamela Kaye Askew, 49, of Sacramento, Calif., and formerly of Wilton went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, following an aortic aneurysm.

    Pamela was born April 2, 1964, in Sacramento, Calif., but lived most of her life in Wisconsin. Pamela was a 1983 graduate of Brookwood High School in Ontario. She attended college at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

    Pam had many artistic hobbies, including dancing and costume design. She

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    Virginia Zietlow

    Virginia Zietlow, 85, of Sparta and formerly of Norwalk passed away Friday, March 28, 2014, at Morrow Memorial Home in Sparta.

    Virginia was born at home in the town of Tomah on July 11, 1928, to Ernest C. and Mary (Richards) Behrens. She attended Oakdale area grade schools and was a 1947 graduate of Tomah High School. On June 19, 1948, Virginia married Boyd Zietlow at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Indian Creek (rural Oakdale), Wis. After they were married,

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    Robert Ernest Braund

    Robert Ernest Braund, 61, of Kendall died Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at his home.

    He was born to Don and Caroline (Siekert) Braund on April 18, 1952, in Sparta. He was baptized May 11, 1952, and confirmed May 29, 1966, at St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church on South Ridge. He was a member of the Royall High School graduating class of 1970. He was united in marriage to Ida Beier on July 20, 1974, at St. Matthew’s.

    He worked for PB Systems

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    Glen Paul Richardson

    Glen Paul Richardson, 55, of Norwalk passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse.

    Glen was born June 28, 1958, to Jim and Merilee (DeWitt) Richardson in Edgerton, Wis. He attended school in La Farge and Brookwood, and after obtaining a high school diploma, he attended the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, studying medical research. He also lived in the Viroqua and Sparta, spending the last couple years in Norwalk.

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    Eileen D. Larkee (nee Short)

    Eileen D. Larkee (nee Short), 78, of Hartford, Wis., was called to her heavenly home Tuesday, March 11, 2014.

    Eileen was born Feb. 1, 1936, in Ontario to Dennis and Edith (nee Arndt) Short. She was baptized Jan. 6, 1937. Eileen was raised by her aunt and uncle, Esther and Elmer Brandau. She married Thomas Owens on June 5, 1954, in Ontario, and he passed away Jan. 18, 1991. Eileen then married Jim Larkee in 2000 in Greenfield, Wis.


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    Norma E. Verwiebe Loveless

    Norma E. Verwiebe Loveless, 99, of Tomahawk, Wis., went to her home in heaven Monday, March 3, 2014. 

    She was born March 24, 1914, on the Popp family farm, which was west of Kendall, to Henry and Amanda (Hoefs) Popp.  She was baptized, confirmed and married to Herb Verwiebe in 1934 at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kendall.  Their marriage was blessed with two children, Darell and  Gale. 

    After Herb’s death in 1971, Norma retired in 1976 from Pleasant

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    Norbert F. Vieregge

    Norbert F. Vieregge, 88, of Norwalk passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014, at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse.

    He was born Sept. 3, 1925, in the town of Sheldon to Frederick and Esther (Foth) Vieregge. He grew up on the family farm near Norwalk and lived there until his retirement in 1991. He graduated from Norwalk High School.

    On Labor Day, 1955, he met his future wife, Rosella Fiebig at the

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