Larry L. Mitchell

Posted August 12, 2014 at 8:52 pm

Larry L. Mitchell, 84, of Denver passed away July 11, 2014.

He was born April 18, 1930, in Wilton, Wis., the son of Frank and Ella (Schwartz) Mitchell. Larry is survived by his daughter, Kelly (Michael) Russo of Silverthorne, Colo., and his son, Kurt Mitchell of Denver. He is preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Lois Mae Mitchell.

Larry proudly served in the United States Air Force for 23 years, retiring in 1974. Since most of his military career revolved around education and training, he chose to continue this path as an instructor of management courses for 20 years with the Office of Personnel Management.

Larry’s career passion for education was no match for his lifelong passion for the game

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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. 

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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.

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    Carmen J. Koltermann

    Carmen J. Koltermann, 62, of Norwalk, died Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Serenity House in Tomah.

    She was born on March 4, 1952, to Clarence and Norma (Roberts) Lane. She grew up in Sparta and Farmers Valley.

    Carmen married David L. Koltermann in 1970 in Sparta. They lived in Sparta and moved to Norwalk in 1979.

    Carmen worked at Mayo Clinic Health System in Sparta for 33 years.

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    David B. Likely

    David B. Likely, 71, of Norwalk, formerly of Tomah, died of cancer Thursday afternoon, July 3, at home, surrounded by his family.

    He was born Oct. 17, 1942, to Harry and Gertrude (Dams) Likely in Tomah. David was united in marriage Sept. 5, 1982, to Vanessa (Fantasia) Likely. David graduated from Tomah High School in 1960. He spent nine years proudly serving his country in the United States Navy. He went on to work for the Department of Defense in Virginia Beach,

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    Verne Dale Arndt

    Verne Dale Arndt, 81, of Hustler, Wis., passed away suddenly Saturday June 28, 2014.

    Verne was born Oct. 12, 1932, on the family farm in the town of Wellington, Monroe County, Wis., to Hugo and Clara (Radke) Arndt. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wilton. He was a 1950 graduate of Wilton High School. Verne served in the United States Air Force from 1952-1956. On Sept. 1, 1956, he was united in marriage to Marie Vaningan in Hillsboro.

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    James Junior Downing

    James Junior Downing, 72, of rural Cashton passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at the Bland Bekkedal Center for Hospice in Viroqua after a courageous battle with cancer.

    James, who we all knew as “Jim,” was a hardworking, dedicated dairyman. He was born April 13, 1942, to James and Ethel (Short) Downing in Ontario. On July 1, 1961, he married Mary Schallock, at Wesley United Methodist Church in La Crosse. Jim was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and

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    James L. Curtis

    James L. Curtis, 91, died at his daughter’s home on the morning of Monday, June 23, 2014.

    He was born in Viroqua, Wis., on Oct. 26, 1922, the son of the late Carl Curtis and Ora Abbott Curtis. James was raised by his maternal grandparents, Leroy and Althea (Sewell) Abbott, in Wilton, Wis. He graduated from Wilton High School in 1939 and attended La Crosse State Teachers College and Haverford College in Pennsylvania before graduating from medical school at George Washington University

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