Dunn County Obituaries
September 2001

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James L. Karns

Dunn County News, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001, A6

James L. Karns, age 76, of Haugen, formerly of Madison, passed away on Friday, Aug. 24, 2001.

He was born April 12, 1925.

Jim was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Corps as a navigator. He attended the University of Wisconsin and the Traffic Institute at Northwestern University. In 1951, he joined the Wisconsin State Patrol, where he enjoyed an outstanding career. He was appointed commissioner of the Motor Vehicle Department for the State of Wisconsin, having been appointed to this position by three state governors.

Jim worked very closely with the State Legislature, where he was able to pass through many laws regarding highway safety. He continued his career with the state until his retirement to Haugen in March 1982.

Jim was a member of the Masonic Temple, the Moose Lodge, and the Haugen Kiwanis. He served on the board of directors of the Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison for many years.

Jim was a true lover of nature. He enjoyed fishing, bird watching, and hunting. He will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.

He is survived by his daughters, Mary Lou (Steve) Damman and Beth (Jim) Gowan, both of Madison, Robin (Ken) Cross of Eau Claire, and Tiffany (Andy) McRae of Rice Lake; a son, Mike Karns (Sherri Blosser) of Artois, Calif.; his grandchildren, Scott, Whitney and Zachary Damman, Taylor and Aaron Gowan, Andrew and Amy Arbetan, and Trevor and Heather Karns; two sisters, Doris (Vern) Green of Plymouth and Lita (Bob) Peterson of Oostburg; three brothers, Bill (Ruth) Karns of Windsor, Gary (Marilyn) Karns of Hayward, and Jack (Sheri) Karns of Brooklyn; and his mother-in-law, Dorothy Hansen of New Berlin.

Jim was preceded in death by Mary Genevieve Karns, wife of his first marriage; his wife, Karen Gail Karns; and his parents, Delbert and Gladys Karns.

The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to Sue Huset and the caring staff at Barron Melody Manor. They would also like to thank the many friends who have expressed their concern and given of their time over the last few years.

Services were held Monday, Aug. 27, 2001, from Bethany Lutheran Church in Rice Lake.

Jarocki Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Rice Lake handled arrangements.

Arnold G. Gerth

Dunn County News, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001, A6

Arnold G. Gerth, age 66, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2001, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

He was born Nov. 25, 1934, in Menomonie to Edward and Anna (Heller) Gerth. Arnold was baptized and confirmed at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie, where he has been a lifelong member. He attended Blodgett country school. He served with Company A, 1 BN, 128th Infantry, 32nd Division, which was called to active duty during the Berlin Crisis.

Arnold married Sandra Stark on Sept. 5, 1959, at Peace Lutheran Church. He has farmed on the family farm in the Town of Menomonie all his life. His hobbies included tractors and gasoline engines.

Arnie will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Arnold is survived by his wife, Sandra Gerth of Menomonie; a daughter, Julie (Gary) Gray of Menomonie; a son, Dean Gerth of Menomonie; three grandchildren, Stacey and Rachel Gray and Steven Gerth; one sister, Bernice Christopherson of Elk Mound; two brothers, Walt (Fran) Gerth of Menomonie and Lawrence (Ruth) Gerth of Charleston, S.C.; his mother-in-law, Hazel Stark of Menomonie; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, grandparents, parents, and an infant sister, Dorothy.

Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. David Whelan officiating. Burial was in Peace Lutheran Church Cemetery with military honors by the Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Wesley L. Face

Dunn County News, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001, A6

 

Wesley L. Face, age 71, of Menomonie, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2001, at his home in Menomonie.

Wesley was born Dec. 5, 1929 in Swatford, S.D. He was the son of Lloyd and Florence (Miller) Face. He graduated from a high school class of ten in South Dakota. Wesley married Elizabeth "Liz" Goetz in 1951 and she passed away in 1985.

He received his Bachelor's of Science Degree from Northern State College in 1951. Wesley was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, honorably discharged in 1954. He taught high school Industrial Arts from 1954-56. Wesley received his Master's Degree from UW-Stout in 1956 and his Doctor of Education from the University of Illinois in 1963.

He joined the Faculty at UW-Stout in 1957. Wesley went through the ranks from Teaching Assistant to full Professor. He served as Department Chair of Metals Department in 1964; Assistant Dean of Graduate College from 1966-69; Vice-President of Academic Affairs from 1970-73 and Vice-Chancellor from 1973-1990. Wesley married Cyrilla Doll in 1987. Wesley taught graduate courses in Psychology and Education from 1990-92,

Wesley was the recipient of several awards. He was selected to be in the first group of Outstanding Teacher Awards in 1964; Co-founded and co-directed The American Industry Project, a new approach to Industrial Arts 1963-69; Co-Chair of National Convention American Industrial Arts Association in 1968, and he was the first recipient of the James Huff Stout Distinguished Professorship Award in 1990.

Wesley's civic activities included The Greater Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce, Main Street of Menomonie, Inc, West Central Wisconsin Consortium, Wisconsin Retired Educators Association and was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife, Cyrilla; two daughters, Paula (mark) Reeves of Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Tamara (Gary) Bosiacki of Eagan, Minn.; four grandchildren, Dylan and Sean Reeves and Grant and Elizabeth Bosiacki, one brother, Knolen Face of Forest Lake, Minn.

Wesley is preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Liz, in 1985.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2001, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Revs. Lyle Schulte and Charles Blecha officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The family prefers memorials to either the Stout Foundation or St, Joseph's Handicap Access Fund.

Merle M. Johnson

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2001, A6

Merle M. Johnson, age 87, of 701 Oaknoll Drive, Iowa City, Iowa, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2001, at her home following a sudden illness.

Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001, at the Oaknoll Retirement Residence, 701 Oaknoll Drive, Iowa City, with the Rev. Robert Dean officiating.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001, with the Rev. Marilyn Rushton officiating. Memorials may be made to the Oaknoll Foundation. Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service of Iowa City is in charge of arrangements.

Merle M. Johnson was born Feb. 17, 1914, in Dunn County, the daughter of Frank and Angeline "Angie" L. (Weiman) Dix. She graduated from Menomonie High School and attended The Stout Institute. She was united in marriage to Gerhard R. Johnson on Feb. 11, 1933, in Stillwater, Minn.

The couple made their home in Crystal Falls, Port Huron and Royal Oak, Mich., where she worked as a tax roll clerk for the City of Royal Oak, retiring in 1968.

In 1974, she and her husband returned to Menomonie. She moved to Iowa City in 1992 and was active in the Voices of Experience.

Merle is survived by her daughter, Jean Lakin of Iowa City; two grandchildren, Patricia (Barry) Lakinsmith of Los Gatos, Calif., and David (Karen) Lakin of Memphis, Tenn.; and two great-grandchildren, Gerhard "Gary" Casper and Cameron David Lakin.

She was preceded in death by her husband; two sisters, Inez Herman and Lela King; and one brother, Harry C. Dix.

Gertrude M. Puhl

Dunn County News, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001, A6

Gertrude M. Puhl, age 87, formerly of St. Cloud, Minn., died peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001, at North Ridge Health Care Center in New Hope, Minn.

Born in Menomonie, she married Lester G. Puhl on Nov. 5, 1939, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

She will be greatly missed by her son, Jerry Puhl of Charlevois, Mich.; son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Jennifer Puhl of St. Cloud; daughters and sons-in-law, Judy Puhl and Gary Kumerfield of Minnetonka, Minn., and Bonnie and Jerry Theisen of New Hope; sister, Evelyn Killan of Forest Lake, Minn.; brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Alice Cook of Menomonie; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Gertrude was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Lester, on Dec. 29, 1998.

Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, at the Benson Funeral Home Chapel in St. Cloud. Burial was in North Star Cemetery in St. Cloud.

Memorials are preferred to North Ridge Health Care Center of New Hope.

Alphonse Danzinger

Dunn County News, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001, A6

 

Alphonse Danzinger, 78, of Eau Galle, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, at his home.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept.13, at St. Henry's Catholic Church in Eau Galle.

Friends may call one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday.

Arrangements by Rhiel Funeral Home, Durand.

 

Nichole J. (Roy) Caturia

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, A6

Nichole J. (Roy) Caturia, age 24, of Elk Mound, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie as the result of an auto accident.

The former Nichole Jan Roy was born Nov. 19, 1976, in Superior to James Gerald and Jacqueline (Young) Roy. In 1985, she moved with her family to Menomonie where she attended Menomonie public schools. Nichole was a certified nurses' assistant graduate and has been employed at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

Nichole married Jeremy Caturia Aug. 19, 2000, in Menomonie. She and her husband have been involved with the Elk Mound Fire Department volunteers. She was very close to her family and especially enjoyed her nieces. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Nichole is survived by her husband, Jeremy Caturia of Elk Mound; her parents, Jackie (Randy) O'Byran of Menomonie, Jerry (Julie) Roy of Siren, and Bruce Benson of Durand; her brothers and sisters, Bridget (Ian) French of Knapp, Bradley Benson of Winona, Minn., Marilla Benson of Menomonie, Jamie Roy of Siren, Raymond Roy of Siren, Zach O'Byran of Menomonie, and Andy O'Bryan of Menomonie; two nieces, Allison Benson and Caitlyn French; grandparents, Jack and Janice Young of Superior, Ina Roy of Siren, and Elsie Benson of Webster; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Allan and Susan Caturia of Elk Mound; a sister-in-law, Lisa Caturia of Eau Claire; grandparents-in-law, Dwight and Olliafay Caturia of Arkansaw; aunts, uncles and cousins; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents; grandparents, Jim Roy and Lloyd Benson; an uncle, Allen Young; and a brother-in-law, Allan Caturia.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, at New Hope Assembly of God Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Blair Kjetland officiating. Burial was in The French Cemetery in Arkansaw.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

 

Lucille "Lou" M. Hathaway

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, A6

Lucille "Lou" M. Hathaway, age 87, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

The former Lucille Hanson was born Nov. 25, 1913, in El Paso to Edward Hans and Margaret Ann (Donnelly) Hanson. She was raised in Spring Valley and attended school there. Lucille married Russell Olson and they lived in Menomonie. They were later divorced.

She owned and operated Lou's Stop Inn Cafe in Menomonie for 10 years. She married William Hathaway on June 21, 1949, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Menomonie. They moved to St. Paul, Minn., were Lou worked as a cook at the Belmont Club in St. Paul for 25 years. After retiring in 1972, they returned to Menomonie and Lou worked for Dunn County Social Services for 18 years.

Lou was a member of Christ Lutheran Church. She was active with the National Mutual Benefit organization for 25 years and was also involved with the Broadway Block Party. She did beautiful needlework and loved to dance, play cards, and visit with friends and family.

Lou is survived by a daughter, Shirley (Ed) Blaney of Menomonie; four grandchildren, Robert (Wendy) Everett of Red Wing, Minn., Debra (Mitch) Drenckhahn of Lake City, Minn., Judy (Richard) Hunt of Red Wing, and Shawn (Kristina) Blaney of Red Wing; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Phyllis Hanson of Menomonie and Eileen Habig of Las Vegas, Nev.; nieces, nephews and cousins; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Hathaway; six brothers, Sylvester "Sy", Martin, Eldon, Vernon "Buck", Merlin "Smokey" and Raymond Hanson; one sister, Mary Hanson; and a daughter, Donna Jean.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Geoff Scott officiating. Burial was in St. John's Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie, Dunn County.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.

 

Joyce J. Falteisek

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, A6

Joyce J. Falteisek, age 77, of Ellsworth, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, at the Ellsworth Care Center.

Joyce was born Aug. 29, 1924, in Maiden Rock, the daughter of Milton and Charlotte (Borst) Straub.

She married William Faleisek on Nov. 12, 1955, at Cherma Catholic Church in River Falls. They farmed in the Town of River Falls until 1981 when they moved to Ellsworth. She served 13 years as River Falls town clerk. Joyce was an avid cook and gardener.

Survivors include a daughter, Gale (Terry) Gaard of Ellsworth; a son, Mark (Jeanie) Falteisek of Menomonie; four grandchildren; and three sisters, Vivian Halverson of Red Wing, Minn., Lutrelle Miley of Hastings, Minn., and Helen Larson of Ellsworth.

Her parents, husband, and brothers and sisters preceded her in death.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Ellsworth with the Rev. June Vics officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Ellsworth assisted the family.

 

Gerald "Jerry" K. Hovind

Dunn County News, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001, A6

Gerald "Jerry" K. Hovind, age 71, of Trego, formerly of Menomonie, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2001, at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth, Minn.

Jerry was born May 23, 1930 in Menomonie, son of Sever and Emma (Haffelder) Hovind. He was raised in Menomonie and graduated in 1948 from Menomonie High School.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953. After the service, he attended the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Jerry married Mary Harmston on June 22, 1957.  After marriage, they lived mostly in Eau Claire until 1965 when they moved back to Menomonie. Jerry worked at UW-Stout as a maintenance mechanic until he retired in 1989. In 1993, they retired to Pear Lake near Minong where he remained the rest of his life.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Mary; three sons, Peter (Georgette) and grandson, Michael, of Menomonie, Chris (Lindsay) of Trego and granddaughter, Heidi Shubert with the U.S. Army, and Charles (fiancé Allison Kern) of Menomonie, and grandsons, Wade and Shane Hovind, and their mother, Karen, allof Menomonie; two brothers, John (Jean) of Sanford, NC and Jerome C. (LaVonne) of Manitou Springs, Colo; two sisters-in-law, Glenyce Peterson and Adrianne Harmston, both of Menomonie; and many nieces and nephews.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial services are 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001, at the First Congregational Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Rob MacDougall officiating.

Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie is serving the family.

Erin E. Moe

Dunn County News, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001, A6

Erin E. Moe, age 22,of Menomonie, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at Fairview University Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minn., after a courageous struggle with leukemia.

Erin was born March 5, 1979, in Menomonie to Gary and Adele (Barros) Moe. Their home was in Glenwood City until she graduated from high school in 1997.  Erin moved to Menomonie, where she attended the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She was pursuing a degree in psychology. Erin worked in communications for the Red Cedar Medical Center in Menomonie. Erin approached school, work and friendship with a high level of energy.

Erin met her five-year struggle with cancer with an exceptionally positive attitude. Her challenges never took away from her happiness or her enjoyment of life. She truly valued her friends and taught us all a lesson about the appreciation of life. She'll be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Erin is preceded in death by her material grandfather, Albin Barros, and paternal grandparents, Mabel and Irvin Moe.

Erin is survived by parents, Gary Moe of Clear Lake and Adele Moe of Menomonie; two brothers, Wayne Moe of Glenwood City and Warren Moe of Burnsville, Minn.; a sister, Michelle Moe of Menomonie, and grandmother Thressa Barros of Richfield, Minn. She is further survived by aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. today (Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001) at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Glenwood City, with Rev. Ralph Thompson officiating. Burial will be in the Glenwood City Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church from 2 to 6 p.m. today (Sunday). Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers to the Children's Cancer Research Fund.

The Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City is handling arrangements.

Jeanette L. Pracht

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, A6

 

Harry Gilmore Hendrickson

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, A6

 

G. Robert Schofield

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, A6

 

 

 

Violet Casper

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2001, A6

Violet Casper, age 82, of Menomonie, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

The former Violet Wellstein was born March 13, 1919 in Knapp to Valentin and Mary (Laubenstein) Wellstein. Violet married Martin Casper on Nov. 1, 1914, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Menomonie. Together they farmed in the Town of Menomonie all their lives.

Violet was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Menomonie. she was an active member of the Women of St. Paul's, Dunn County Farm Bureau, and 4-H. She served as the general leader of the Sunset Valley 4-H Club for 23 years.

Violet is survived by her husband, Martin Casper of Menomonie; one son, Carl Casper of Menomonie, one sister, Mable Jaeger of Menomonie; two sisters-in-law, Blanche Wellstein of Waukesha and Elvera Casper of Menomonie; one brother-in-law, Edwin Casper of Menomonie; many nieces and nephews; and a host of friends and neighbors.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Minnie Schaefer and Ruth Casper; four brothers, William, Paul, Daniel and Benjamin Wellstein; three sisters-in-law, Frances Casper, Hope Wellstein and Elvira Wellstein; and give brothers-in-law, Frank Jaeger, Ben Schaefer, and John, William and Louis Casper.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2001 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Brett Voigt officiating. Burial was in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie, Dunn County.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.

John A. Allen

Dunn County News, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, A6

John A. Allen, age 90, of Menomonie, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at Myrtle Werth-Mayo Health Systems in Menomonie.

John was born Aug. 17, 1911 in Nebraska. He married Florence Kizer on Dec. 10, 1951 in Red Wing, Minn. and together they have lived in Menomonie for over 40 years. John worked at Badger Iron Works for over 20 years in Menomonie.

John is survived by his wife, Florence one son and two daughters; Clarence "Whitey" (Sue) Allen of Chippewa Falls, Ida (Jerry) Woodford of Menomonie, and Donna (James) Zimmerman of Elk Mound; nine grand children, Tony (Karrie), Jason and Tom Allen, Missy Fleming, Tina (Brennan) Mickelson, Jeff and Steve Woodford, Daniel and Jessica Dufault; nine great-grandchildren, one sister Mae (Casper) Grill of Bloomer; one sister-in-law, Helen Allen of Bloomer and other relatives and friends.

Memorial services will be on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Military honors will be provided by the Menomonie Veteran's Honor Guard.

 

Vernon P. Moritz

Dunn County News, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, A6

Vernon P. Moritz, age 76, of Downsville, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Vernon was born Nov. 13, 1924, in the Town of Weston to Herman and Ida (Fuhrman) Moritz. He served from 1945-47 in the U.S. Army in Germany. Vernon then worked at Johns-Manville in Waukegan, Ill., where he met Myrene Burow. They were married on March 25, 1950. They returned to Dunn County in 1952 and farmed until 1973. He did carpentry and small engine work until retirement. Then he worked as church custodian at New Hope Lutheran Church where he was also an active member.

Vernon is survived by his wife, Myrene; two daughters, Linda (Robert) Roth and Lois Schlosser, both of Menomonie; two sons, Leonard (Sue) Moritz of Eau Galle and Lyle (Sharon) Moritz of Menomonie; a son-in-law, Roger Schlosser of Menomonie; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Erwin (Judy) Moritz of Mason City, Iowa, and LeRoy Moritz of Menomonie; one sister, Eleanor Knutson of Red Wing, Minn.; one sister-in-law, Alverda Mortiz of Red Wing; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Karl and Alfred Moritz; a brother-in-law, Carl Knutson; and a sister-in-law, Bertha Moritz.

Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville with the Rev. Richard Klabunde officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery in the Town of Dunn.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Charles J. Scharr

Dunn County News, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, A6

Charles J. Scharr, age 81, of Prescott, Ariz., died Monday, Sept. 3, 2001.

He was born March 13, 1920, in Menomonie to Irvin and Cora (Young) Scharr.

Mr. Scharr received a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie. He served for three years in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II where he received a second lieutenant's commission.

He taught school in Brodhead and Gold Beach, Ore. He taught 21 years in Prescott before he retired in 1979.

Surviving are his wife, Helen; three daughters, Marie Ferris of Washington, Linda Townsend of Prescott, and Marne Cavanaugh of California; three sons, Tom of Mesa, Ariz., Rodney of Tempe, Ariz., and Brian of California; two sisters, Lois of Washington and Helen Johnson of Wisconsin; 21 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was buried in the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix, Ariz.

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