Miller, Betty Ann

Betty Ann Miller, 79, 1 Knollwood Lane, Winona, died Sunday, April 23, 2000 at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Shawnee, KS.

Betty Ann Heth was born May 18, 1920 in Milwaukee, WI, the daughter of Ann Agatha (Reindl) and William Alfred Heth.

She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority. Betty Ann married Robert H. Miller on July 18, 1943 in Wauwatosa, WI. He died March 4, 1998.

Betty Ann was a member of the First Congregational Church in Winona, PEO Chapter CS of Winona and Winona Country Club. She volunteered at Community Memorial Hospital as a member of its Auxiliary and also for Winona School District #861.

She is survived by her four sons, Thomas (Myra) Miller of Milwaukee, William (Sue) Miller of Wauwatosa, Paul (Pam) Miller of Renton, WA and John (Jan) Miller of Lenexa, KS; eight grandchildren: Aaron, Megan, Wesley, Reed, Andrew, Robert, Amanda and Blake; and a sister, Carol (Keith) Cramer of Eureka Springs, AR.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Memorial services were held Saturday, April 29 at First Congregational Church, Winona, with Rev. Rick King officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Memorial designations may be directed to Community Memorial Hospital, First Congregational Church, or Winona Area Hospice.

The family wishes to thank Betty Ann's many friends in Winona who have offered their time, energy and strength in the past few years.

Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home and Cremation Service assisted with the arrangements.


Langowski, Phillip A.

Phillip A. Langowski, 86, of 554 West Fourth St., died Tuesday, April 25, 2000 at the C&R Unit of Community Memorial Hospital.

He was born February 1, 1914 in Winona to John and Mary (Grabowity) Langowski. He married Anna M. Kleinschmidt on February 21, 1946 in St. Casimir's Catholic Church, Winona.

He was employed at Peerless Chain Co. for 37 years, retiring in 1976.

He was a member of St. Casimir's Parish, the Polish Heritage Society, American Legion Leon J. Wetzel Post #9, and the Red Men's Club of Winona.

He enjoyed going to church bazaars, assembling clothes line posts and picking golf balls and selling them.

Phillip served in the U.S. Army during World War II in southern France and Rhineland. He was decorated with the European African Middle Eastern Theater Service Ribbon.

Phillip was a loving husband, father and grandfather to his wife, Anna, of 54 years; a son, Stephen (Joni) Langowski of Winona; a daughter, Mary (Steve) Tarras of Winona; five grandchildren: Phillip Scott Langowski of Red Wing, MN, Tina (Greg) Thompson, Rochester, MN, Amy (Paul) Drazkowski, Winona, Carie (Jason) Gerdes, Winona, and Andrew Tarras, Winona. He is also survived by a brother, Sylvester "Pat" Langowski of Winona.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, eight brothers and three sisters.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Friday, April 28 at St. Casimir's Church. Burial was in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN. The Rev. James W. Hennessy officiated. The American Legion provided military honors at the church following the Mass.

Pallbearers were Phillip Lurkowski, Matt Watembach, Jim Romball, Jerry Langowski, Gene Gorny and Jack Keen.

A Watkowski-Pronschinske Funeral Service.


Schlappi, Mary Lou

Mary Lou (Neitzke) Schlappi, 66, of Rancho Cucamonga, CA, died February 22, 2000 as the result of an automobile accident.

She was born October 3, 1933 in Winona, to John and Bessie (Reed) Neitzke. She graduated from Lewiston High School in 1951. She joined her family in southern California where she had lived for 45 years. She was a nurse and a foster parent.

She is survived by a daughter, Terry Starley of Ida Grove, IA; a son, Stuart of Rancho Cucamonga; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Everett (Allene) Neitzke of Whittier, CA and Roger (Ruby) Neitzke of Bakersfield, CA; and two sisters, Fay Anderson of LaVerne, CA and Betsy Quinlan of Davis, CA.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial services were held at Hillside Community Church in Rancho Cucamonga, CA on February 28.


Krause, Harry John

Harry John Krause, 96, Buffalo City, WI, died Tuesday, April 25, 2000 at his home.

He was born March 20, 1904 in the Town of Waumandee, Buffalo County, WI, to Gustav and Margarethe (Lietha) Krause. On April 20, 1931 he married Louisa Engel in Winona. She has died.

He was a member of St. John United Church of Christ in Fountain City, WI.

He is survived by two children, Bernita (Alphonse) Bisek of Whitehall, WI, and Linton (Catherine) Krause of Winona; five grandchildren, Callista Bisek, Karen Erwin, Sally (Jeff) Wiltse, Bruce Krause and Jodi Krause; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, a great-granddaughter, his parents, two sisters and three brothers.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, May 1 at the J.S. Wozney Funeral Chapel in Cochrane, WI, with Rev. Lisa Bodenheim officiating. Burial will be in the Buffalo City Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, April 30 and from 1-2 p.m. Monday at the J.S. Wozney Funeral Chapel in Cochrane,WI.

Pallbearers will be Delbert Krause, Bradley Krause, John Engel, Werner Engel Jr., Merlin Ratz and Wayne Konter.

The J.S.Wozney Funeral Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.


Pelowski, Vivian

Vivian Pelowski, 78, died Wednesday, April 26, 2000 at Sauer Memorial Home in Winona.

Vivian Glomski was born December 21, 1921 in Winona. On July 8, 1943 she married John A. Pelowski. He died February 29, 1988.

Prior to her retirement, Vivian worked as a cook at the Sauer Memorial Home.

She is survived by two sons and two daughters, John (Suzetta) Pelowski of Coarsegold, CA, Richard Pelowski of Rochester, MN, Nancy (Keane) Kohner of Fountain City, WI, and Paula Harolde of San Pedro, CA; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Pursuant to Vivian's wishes, she was cremated and private family services will be held at a later date.

Hoff Funeral Homes - Burke Winona Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.


Schwartz, Ambrose T. "Ambie" Sr.

Ambrose T. "Ambie" Schwartz Sr., 68, Centerville, WI, died Wednesday, April 26, 2000 at his daughter's home in Trempealeau, WI.

Arrangements are pending.


Babler, Matthew

Matthew Babler, 70, of LaCrescent, MN, died Sunday, April 23, 2000 at the LaCrescent Health Care Center.

Funeral services were Thursday, April 27 at Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home in LaCrescent with Rev. David Pries officiating. Burial with military rites was in the Pickwick Cemetery


Kaiser, Richard

Richard Kaiser, 67, of 755 52nd Avenue, Goodview, MN, died Thursday, April 27, 2000 at Community Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are pending.


Selleck, Tyler Glenn

Tyler Glenn Selleck, 13, 540 West Broadway, died Wednesday, April 26, 2000 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, LaCrosse, WI.

Tyler was born March 11, 1987 in Crete, NE, the son of Dawn Rene (Richardson) and Terry Alfred Selleck.

The family lived in Wilber, NE, prior to moving to Winona in 1998. Since then, Tyler has been a fifth grade student at Madison Elementary School, a sixth grader at the Winona Middle School, and recently had transferred to the Riverway Learning Center, Winona.

Tyler loved bike riding, fishing, canoeing, camping and building things with Legos or wood. He enjoyed collecting snakes, frogs, bugs and turtles. He loved to socialize and make people laugh by sharing a joke or by assuming the role of the practical joker.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Winona, and Boy Scout Troop No. 6 of Central United Methodist Church.

Tyler is survived by his parents, Terry and Dawn; one brother, Preston of Wilber; two sisters, Abby and Chelsea, both at home; and his maternal grandparents, Harold and Sandra Richardson of Crete.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Alene and Glenn Selleck.

Funeral services were Saturday, April 29 at First Baptist Church, Winona, with Rev. Dr. Ron Carlson officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Casketbearers were Ken Kralick, Andy Anderson, Mark Freel, Jack Kaehler, Dallas Denzer and Nathan Erb.

Honorary casketbearers were Nick Dunn, Adam Schoenack and Jonathon Burbach.

A memorial will be arranged in Tyler's memory at the Riverway Learning Center, Winona.

Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home and Cremation Services assisted the family with the arrangements.

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