Sunday, June 30, 2002


Schreiber, Wilfrid P.

Wilfrid P. "Bill" Schreiber, age 88, passed away June 25, 2002 at Saint Anne Extended Healthcare, Winona.
He was born here in Winona, August 20, 1913, son of Andrew and Martha (Meier) Schreiber. They later moved to Rochester where he graduated from Rochester High School. After retiring from the TRANE Co., LaCrosse, WI in 1976, he lived in Lake Havasu City, AZ and Chula Vista, CA.
His beloved wife Elsie M. (nee Schultz) died May 15, 1991 in Lake Havasu City, AZ, shortly before their 55th wedding anniversary. They had no children.
He was a USMC WWII veteran, an active member of the American Legion, member of Knights of Columbus and lifetime member of the Republican National Party.
His three siblings: brother, Robert J (Irene), sisters, Virginia (Phil) Walton and Elizabeth "Betty" (Harding) Johnson preceded him in death.
He is survived by many nieces and nephews. Burial will be in Lake Havasu Memorial Gardens in Lake Havasu City.
A memorial mass in Winona will be set for a later date.
Arrangements are being completed by the Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Winona.

Speltz, Bernita

Bernita Speltz, 83, formerly of Rollingstone, Minn., died Tuesday, June 25, 2002 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, LaCrosse, Wis.
Bernita was born July 3, 1919 in Manchester, Iowa to Ferdinand and Eva (Schneider) Walter. On November 25, 1947 she married Thomas A. Speltz in Winona. He died November 25, 1992.
She worked with her husband and brother-in-law at the Speltz Chick Hatchery in Rollingstone. She was also a secretary for the Diocese of Winona for many years, retiring in 1989.
She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Rollingstone and the St. Nicholas-St. Theresa Society. Bernita was an avid volunteer, helping school children in Rollingstone and aiding residents of St. Anne of Winona. She was recently honored for her volunteer efforts during Volunteer Week at St. Anne of Winona.
Bernita was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
Survivors include her son, Patrick of St. Paul, Minn.; two daughters, Jolene (Robert) Overbeck of Venice, Cal., and Linda (Joseph) Lowther of Winona; grandchildren, Zoe and Joseph Overbeck, Michael and Jacob Lowther and Christopher Speltz; great-grandchildren, Jenna and Blaine Lowther; one brother, Carlus (Mardele) Walter of Winona; and one sister, Theresa Walter of Winona.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Tom, brother, Severin, and sister, Marcella.
A Funeral Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Rollingstone with Rev. Michael Cronin officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call on Monday from 5-8 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church where there will be a Christian Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m. Friends may also call one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.
Hoff Funeral Homes - Burke Winona Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

Helleland, Cheryl L.

Cheryl L. Helleland, 53, of Rushford died Tuesday, June 25, 2002, at her home following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on March 16, 1949, in Rushford, to Louis and Helen (Gielow) Kingsley. Cheryl was raised in Rushford and graduated from Rushford High School in 1967. She married Leon Helleland in Money Creek, Minn. on July 25, 1967. Cheryl worked in various places in Rushford up until the time of her illness in 1996. She was a member of the Rushford Lutheran Church in Rushford where she was active on the church council and was a Sunday school teacher. She was a member of the Federated Women for the Arts in Rushford. Cheryl enjoyed crafts, reading, her family and especially children. She is survived by her husband Leon; her mother Helen Kingsley of Rushford; one son: Brian (Lisa) Helleland of Scottsdale, Arizona; one daughter: Michelle (Chris) Vitse of Peterson, Minn.; four grandchildren: Riley, Morgan, Tamara, Jamie, plus one grandson who will be born any day; four brothers: Edward Kingsley and Roger (Mary) Kingsley, both of Houston; Ronald Kingsley of LaCrosse, Wis., and Randy Kingsley of Rushford. She was preceded in death by her father, and one brother Ray.
The funeral service was at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 28, at Rushford Lutheran Church in Rushford with the Rev. Roger Michaelson officiating. Burial was in the Rushford Lutheran Cemetery.
Hoff Funeral Homes ­ Rushford Chapel.    

Wilfrid P. "Bill"

Wilfrid P. "Bill" Schreiber, 88, died Tuesday, June 25, 2002 at St. Anne Extended Healthcare, Winona.
A memorial Mass will be held in Winona at a later date.

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