Obituaries

Mary Ann McDonald, age 88, passed away March 3, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health System Franciscan Healthcare in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Memorial services will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 11, 2017 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Black River Falls, Wisconsin. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at the church. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Black River Falls.

Buswell Funeral Home (715-284-2231) is assisting the family with arrangements.

Jane M. Babbitt, 57 of Mauston, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, March 6, 2017, 11:00 A.M. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 401 Mill St. Wilton.

Pastor Kristin Wendland will officiate. Burial will be in the Pine Hollow Cemetery, Cashton.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday from 4:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. at the Smith – Nelson Funeral Home, 702 Center St. Wilton, and at the church on Monday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service.

The Smith-Nelson Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be given atwww.sonnenburgfamilyfh.com

Delores M. Baertlein, 86, of Independence, died Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Grand View Care Center, Blair.


Delores was born March 21, 1930 in Stanley, to John and Lettie (Booth) Baldeschwiler. She married Max C. Baertlein November 4, 1950 in Boyd. He was the love of her life and best friend.
Delores enjoyed spending time with her family. She loved to bake, read, play games, fish and camp. She enjoyed spending time in her flower gardens. She looked forward to weekly coffee with the ladies.
She is survived by her husband, Max of Independence; son John (Kim) of Rochester, Minn.; two daughters, Julie Majeski of Tucson, Ariz. and Pam (Stuart) Kolb of Green Bay; nine grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by daughter, Debbie (Baertlein) Labs; parents, John and Lettie Baldeschwiler and a sister, Alice Filipiak.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 6, 2017 at SS.

Donald Eugene Ziegler, aged 94, died peacefully at home Monday, February 27, 2017, surrounded by family, in the Township of Wells, Monroe County, Wisconsin.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 4, 2017, 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Parish at Summit Ridge. Father Eugene Trainer will officiate. Burial will be held at a later date. Family and friends are invited for visitation Friday, March 3, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Norwalk Community Center. Family and friends are also invited for visitation Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church. The Torkelson Page-Smith Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences are available at www.torkelsonfuneralhome.com.

Joseph E. Dolle, 89, of Trempealeau, WI passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.


He was born in La Crosse to Joseph and Agnes (Flottmeyer) Dolle on September 25, 1927. He married Joyce Jostad on June 16, 1954, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Galesville.
As a child, Joe lived on Stoddard Ridge, south of La Crosse. In his teens, his family moved to a farm near Centerville. He worked on the family farm and in trucking prior to joining the Army and serving in Korea. After his service, he returned to Centerville where Joe and Joyce began their 62 years together. They purchased the family farm where they raised a family of four daughters and one son.
Joe worked on the farm for more than 70 years. Even after “retiring” he continued to enjoy helping his son on the farm. Joe also enjoyed curling, hunting, fishing, collecting farm toys and woodworking.