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David Bunge, 69, of Woodville, WI died accidentally Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at his home in Baldwin Township. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24 at Zion Lutheran Church in Woodville. Visitation is from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Saturday, and one hour prior to the service, all at the church. Burial in Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Woodville. Keehr Funeral Home of Spring Valley is handling arrangements.
Here's a bagful of books to get you started on an eclectic autumn reading program. Start with "Bitter Ocean: The Battle of the Atlantic 1939-1945," by David Fairbank White (Simon & Schuster, $26). For those of us who grew up with 1940s movies like "Action in the North Atlantic" (Bogart, Massey, Greenstreet, et al.) White's new book isn't exactly news. We remember the German U-Boats, and our Liberty Ships that brought precious cargo to Britain as it held out alone against the Axis. But for younger readers, "Bitter Ocean" is a fascinating study of the ravages of war.
When I was a wee tad, I went to the little movie house in town. I can't remember the feature, but I do remember a short subject that came on right after the RKO Pathe weekly news. The little movie starred Frank Sinatra, who was a big heartthrob in the 1940s. The plot went something like this: Sinatra comes out of a school building and overhears students at recess voicing racial and ethnic slurs. He lectures them about how tragic it is that we've just fought a war to end such stuff and now little kids are starting all over.
Bessie Johnson, 87, of Woodville, Wi died Sunday, September 10, 2006 at Park View Home in Woodville. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13 at Zion Lutheran Church in Woodville. Visitation is from 5-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, and also one hour prior to the service, all at the church. Burial in Grandview Cemetery, Dunn County. Keehr Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Let's start with a regional topic. Let's start with Orson Welles, who grew up in Kenosha and became a famous actor at 18, director at 20 and the brains behind and in what many folks call the greatest American movie, "Citizen Kane." And then it was all downhill for the boy genius whose Mercury Theatre of the Air gave us actors like Agnes Moorhead (another Wisconsinite), Joseph Cotton, Ray Collins and Everett Sloane and scared the pants off half the radio audience when it broadcast H.G.
Officer Jackie D. Ryden, 57, of Ellsworth, WI died Saturday, September 2, 2006 at United Hospital in St. Paul. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8 at English Lutheran Church, Ellsworth. Visitation is from 4 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, and one hour prior to the service, all at the church. Burial in Maple Grove Cemetery in Ellsworth. Hill Funeral Home of Ellsworth is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers.
Jerry Hanson, 49, of Minong, WI and formerly of Spring Valley, WI died Monday, August 28, 2006 at his home in Minong. Memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, August 31st at Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley. Visitation is from 1:00 p.m. until the 4:00 p.m. service. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Spring Valley. Keehr Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Grace I. Strand, 96, of Ellsworth, died Saturday, August 19, 2006 at the River Falls Area Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 22 at the Bible Center Church in Maiden Rock, WI. Visitation is Monday, August 21 from 5-8:00 p.m. at Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Ellsworth, and for one hour before the services at the church on Tuesday. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, River Falls. Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ellsworth, assisting the family.
Mildred Jacobson, 99, of Edina, MN and formerly of Spring Valley, WI died Wednesday, August 16, 2006 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Mpls, MN. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 23 at Zion Lutheran Church in Woodville, WI. Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Woodville. Keehr Funeral Home of Spring Valley is assisting the family with arrangements.
The Kinni Bassmasters headed north for a pair of fishing tournaments over the weekend, hitting Lake Owen near Cable on Saturday and Big Sissabagama Lake near Stone Lake Sunday. Eleven anglers took part in the two tournaments, with Dave Kirsch of Amery taking top honors Saturday and Duane Preszler of River Falls placing first Sunday. Kirsch weighed in with five bass totaling an estimated 14 pounds, 11 ounces Saturday, but the biggest bass prize went to Jim Everett of Cannon Falls, Minn., who reeled in a 5-pound, 1-ounce lunker that measured 20½ inches long. Second place Saturday went to Lewi