Obituaries

Archie M. Brye, 73, Westby

Archie M. Brye, 73, of rural Westby, died Tuesday October 6, 2009 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse.  He was born March 5, 1936 to Arthur and Judith (Vatland) Brye in La Crosse.  Archie was baptized and confirmed at the Coon Valley Lutheran Church. He graduated from Westby High School in 1954 and served in the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1959.  Archie farmed his entire life in Timber Coulee with his cousins Jimmy and Merwin Bjornstad. 

 

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Richard A. Berg, 71, of Coon Valley

Richard A. Berg, 71, of Coon Valley died Sunday May 17, 2009 at his home.  He was born December 25, 1937 to John and Agnes (Strupp) Berg Sr. in La Crosse.  He was baptized and confirmed at the Coon Valley Lutheran Church.  Richard married Rachel Bjornstad on June 27, 1959 at Westby Coon Prairie Lutheran Church.  The couple lived in Rockford, Illinois for 9 years before moving to Coon Valley in 1968.  Richard served in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1962.  He worked at Trane Company in La Crosse for 28 years and also owned and operated Berg Refrigeration for almost 40 years.

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Dorothy A. Hohlfeld, 66, of Chaseburg

Dorothy A. Hohlfeld, 66, of Chaseburg, died Wednesday July 15, 2009 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester.  She was born September 23, 1942 to Albert and Audra (Wheeler) Dalsasso in La Crosse.  She attended Westby High School.  Dorothy married Sylvester Hohlfeld on August 8, 1959 and together they farmed the home farm until 1993.  Sylvester died April 28, 2007. One of her greatest joys was taking care of her family and spending time with them.  She also enjoyed crocheting.

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