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La Crosse Tribune, Wednesday, February 26, 1986 page 15

Hazel J. Revels Hatz
Services for Hazel J. Revels Hatz, 81, of 2545 S. 17th St. will be Friday at 11:30 a.m. in Nelson Funeral Home, La Crosse. The Rev. Joseph Follmar will officiate. Burial will be in French Island Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m., with a prayer service at 8 p.m.

She died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 1986, in Bethany-St. Joseph Nursing Home. She was born May 4, 1904, in Tunnel City, to Ellsworth and Margaret (Smith) Bloss. She married Max Revels, in Winona, Minn., on Nov. 20, 1921. He died Dec. 10, 1963. She then married Clarence Hatz on Aug. 12, 1966, in La Crescent, Minn. He died July 5, 1967. She was a member of the Shamrock Club and was a Gold Star Mother, having lost a son in World War II. 

Survivors are eight sons, Stanley, John, Terrance, Theodore, George and Claire Revels, all of La Crosse, Clint of Black Creek, and Philip of Racine; two daughters, Shirley Watchak of La Crosse and Judith Webber of Waterloo, Iowa; three brothers, Edward of Mondovoi, Leonard of Milwaukee and Theodore of La Crosse; 32 grandchildren; and 24 great grandchildren.  In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by four sisters, two brothers, a son, and a grandson.

LaCrosse Tribune 19 March 1939



Mrs. Glen Bloss passed away Saturday morning at her home in Onalaska after a lingering illness at the age of 42 years. She is survived by her husband, one son, Vernon, her mother, Mrs. Maggie Vanorman of Onalaska, three sisters, Mrs. Cora Burke, Mrs. Edith Lemke of Chicago and Mrs. Ella Miescke of Horicon, Wis. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. at the Caledonia Street Methodist church, the Rev. H. R. Kinley officiating and interment will be made in the cemetery at Tunnel City. Friends may call at the Nelson Home Monday evening.

LaCrosse Tribune 20 March 1939


Funeral services for Mrs. Glen Bloss, who passed away at her home in Onalaska Saturday, will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Caledonia Street Methodist church, the Rev. H. R. Kinley officiating and interment will be made in the cemtery at Tunnel City. Friends may call at the Helson Home Monday evening.

La Crosse Tribune, La Crosse, Wisconsin
1939 March 19, Sunday


Miss Ida Griffen, 74, of Dubuque, formerly of La Crosse, passed away in a Dubuque hospital Sunday. She left La Crosse about six years ago. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press
Wednesday Evening, 3 May 1939
Page Four


Children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth Bloss gathered at their home, 717 1/2 Rose street, Sunday to celebrate the couple's golden wedding anniversary. Children attending were Glen Bloss, Onalaska; Edward Bloss, Mondovi; Myles Bloss, Racine; Theodore and Lenard Bloss, Mmes. W. A. Hiser, Thomas Neary 
and Edward Schmitz, La Crosse; Mrs. Max Revels, Genoa. 

Others attending were Messrs. and Mmes. A. C. Anderson, Mandel Anderson, Alphonse Kronberg, W. Wiedenhoeft, Charles Davis and Orville Schaller, Misses Elmira Garke and Betty Schroeder, Emil Forer, Edward Schroeder, Arlen Heser, Wilbur and Bernard Neary, La Crosse; Arthur and Clarence Bloss, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Schanke and family, Frank 
Scyanke, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Goff, Ableman, Wis., Mrs. Vernon Morgan and daughters, Mrs. Joseph Young, Sparta; Mr. and Mrs. Ira Williams, Ontario, Wis.; Lorna Mae Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bloss, North Freedom, Wis.; Dorothy Barnard, Westfield, Wi.; Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Reevs, Spooner, wis.; and Mrs. Otto Mistele, West Allis, Wis.; Mervin 
Roberts, Dorothy Lamb, Philip Derier, Tomah, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bohn, Zion, Ill.; Miss Margaret Leamen, Racine, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Schroeder, Bangor; Mr. and Mrs. Russel Young, Prairie du Sac; Miss Frances Cop, De Soto, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Icel Alton, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Beardsley, Mr. and Mrs. Carl winchell, Wilton, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. John McLain and family, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert McLain, Beloit, Wis.; Mrs. Alice Berger, Onalaska; La Vern and Arlie Bloss, Mondovi.

The La Crosse Tribune, Sunday, 12 December 1948, page 12

83rd Birthday

Ellsworth A. Bloss, 632 1/2 Copeland avenue, is observing his 83rd birthday Tuesday, Dec. 14. He has nine children, Edward, Mondovi; Glen, West Salem; Myles, Racine; Mrs. Ella Heser, Mrs. Emil Forer, Mrs. Max Revels, Mrs. Edward Schmitz, Theodore and Leonard.

La Crosse Tribune 21 November 1949


Ellsworth Bloss, 83, of 600 Copeland avenue, died Monday at a Mauston, Wis., hospital. Survivors are five sons, Glen, Bangor; Edward, Mondovi; Theodore and Leonard, La Crosse, and Mills, Racine; four sisters, Mrs. Ella Heiser, Mrs. Emil (Myrtle) Forer, Mrs. Max (Hazel) Revels, and Mrs. Edward (Mabel) Schmitz, all of La Crosse.

The La Crosse Tribune, 22 November 1949, page 14



Funeral services for Ellsworth Bloss, 83, of 600 Copeland avenue, injured fatally in an auto accident east of Mauston, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, at the Nelson funeral home, La Crosse. The Rev. George Bell will officiate. The aged man died Monday in a Mauston hospital. The accident, occurring Sunday on slippery pavement on highwasy 12-16, 
resulted when the car driven by his son Theodore, 43, 920 Rose street, was struck near Mile creek bridge. Authorities said the car was struck by a car driven by David Retzinger, 28, Burlington, Wis. Burial will be in the Tunnel City cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday evening. survivors include five sons and four daughters.

La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press
Friday Evening, 11 July, 1941, page 2


Mrs. Margaret E. Bloss

Mrs. Margaret Ellen Bloss, 68, passed away Wednesday morning at the home of her daughter Ella, 708 Charles street. She is survived by her husband Ellsworth Bloss: nine children, Glen, Ella, Myrtle, Theodore and Leonard of La Crosse, Myles and Mable of Racine, Edward of Mondovi and Hazel of Genoa; 36 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Nelson funeral home, the Rev. Frank Hartl officiating. Interment will be in the Tunnel City, Wis., cemetery.Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday evening.

La Crosse Tribune, Tuesday, 28 January 1992
page A-7

Theodore R. "Ole" Bloss

Theodore R. "Ole" Bloss, 85, of 2020 Losey Blvd, S., La Crosse, died Sunday, Jan. 26 1992, in Lutheran Hospital. He was born in Tunnel City, Wis., on Oct 8, 1906, to Ellsworth and Margaret (Smith) Bloss. He married the former Beatrice Johnson. They were married for 64 years. He was a charter member of the Services Employees International Union, Local 180, and was a member of the Concordia Aid Society for many years.

In addition ot his wife Beatrice, he is survived by a daughter, Beverly (Archie) Bloss- Iverson, West Salem, Wis.; four grandchildren, Kenneth (Laura) Iverson of La Crosse, Major Gary (Mary) Iverson of Edwards Air force Base, Calif., Gail Nelson of Sparta and Danny Iverson of Milwaukee; three great-grandchildren, Amy Iverson, La Crosse, and Michael and Jeffrey Iverson, California; and a brother, Leonard of Nelson, Wis. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Glen, Myles, Edward and Ellsworth; and four sisters, Myrtle Neary, Ella Heser Stelter, Hazel Revels and Mabel Schmitz. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 30, at 11 a.m. in Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church. 
The Rev. Thomas Hilliard will officiate.

Waukesha Freeman, Waukesha, Wisconsin
1886 April 8, front page

The Rev. Daniel Waite, of Milwaukee, and Mrs. Emma Campbell, of Sparta, were married in Watertown, on the evening of March 3, 1886, by Rev. J. M. Campbell, of the congregational Church

Waukesha Freemen, Waukesha, Wisconsin
1894 March 29, Thursday, page 8

A little child of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Vroman died Tuesday. Funeral services were held at the house on Oakland avenue, Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Vroman is a fireman on the Central.

La Crosse Tribune, La Crosse, Wisconsin
1913 May 11, Friday, page 11
Mr. Clifford Woodard, a retired farmer living at Tunnel City, died on Monday and was buried on Wednesday. Mr. Woodard had always lived on a farm six miles from this city and lat fall moved to Tunnel City and since then he has been in very poor health. Rev. Taylor of Tunnel City conducted the ceremonies.

La Crosse Tribune and Leader Press, La Crosse, Wisconsin
1941 August 15, Friday, page 8
Funeral services for Gilbert Dezotell, who passed away at his home, 606 1/2 Copeland avenue, Wednesday, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Dwyer Funeral Home, the Rev. H. R. Kinley officiating. Interment will be made in the La Crosse county cemetery.

La Crosse Tribune and Leader Press
1941 August 14, Thursday, page 19
Gilbert Dezotell, 67, was found dead in bed at 606 1/2 Copeland avenue yesterday afternoon. Anyone knowing his relatives is requested to communicate with Coroner Ray C. Dwyer.

La Crosse Tribune, La Crosse, Wisconsin
1909 August 17, Tuesday, page 7
Little Glen Woodard, infant son of Mr. Floyd Woodard of this city, died early Saturday morning at the home of his parents here. The remains were taken to La Grange for burial, the funeral taking place at 1 o'clock Sunday morning there.

La Crosse Tribune, La Crosse, Wisconsin
1913 October 30, Thursday, page 2
The store building owned by Gilbert Dezotell at Kirby was completely destroyed by fire on Saturday evening. The building was occupied by Ben Wolf, who had a small stock of merchandise which was almost entirely destroyed. The cause of the fire was unknown. Fully insured.

Oconomowoc Democrat
1891 August 4, page 3
Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Kinne have received two beautiful presents from their son Charles, who is now with his wife stopping at the San Felipe hotel, Albuquerque, N. M. Mr. Kinne's is a hand carved claeisclo wood cane, the upper end being the word Mexico and the Mexican coat of arms and extending downward to the open jaws of an alligator, which is twined about the stick to the bottom. Mrs. Kinne's is a native silver filigree broach, one of the handsomest and most delicate pieces of Mexican silver work we have seen. On the bar rests a butterfly with extended wings, and the whole work is natural to life. both pieces were made by the natives, who show remarkable skill both in wood-carving and metal working.

Brooklyn New York Daily Eagle
1917 March 29 Thursday
ROY JAFFRAY, 32 years old, of 51 Madison street, died on Tuesday and his funeral service will be held tomorrow afternoon with interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Mr. Jaffray was born in Brooklyn, the son of the late Joseph and Ida Francis Jaffray. He is survived by a brother, Cyrus Jaffray.

La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press, La Crosse, Wisconsin
1922 October 9, Monday, page 2


Tomah, Wis. --- Mrs. Harriet Grovestien celebrated her ninetieth birthday anniversary on Friday at the home of her son, Lucien Grovestien. A birthday dinner was served, and covers were laid for twenty-five. The children of the honor guests who attended the celebration were Mrs. Jane Raymond, Beloit; Mrs. Ida Browbridge, Wyeville; Mrs. Ira Rogers, Mrs. Oscar Woodard, Elroy; Mr. Cornelius Grovestien, Beloiit; Mrs. H. H. Smith, Messrs. Joseph, Lucien and William Grovestien, all of Tomah. An informal social evening followed the dinner and Madame Grovestien was the recipient of many tokens of affection from her family.

The Sheboygan (Wis) Press
1949 January 7, Friday, PAGE 3
Sparta, Wis. (UP) Robert Ray von Haden, 25-year-old Tomah father was found guilty of assault with intent to rape last night.
A jury of 11 men and one woman returned its verdict at 8:30 p.m. after deliberating four and one-half hours. County Judge O. W. Sprecher deferred sentencing until Saturday. Von Haden, Tomah Veterans' hospital employe, is the father of three children. The victim was an 18-year-old mother of a four-months-old baby.

The Galveston Daily News, Galveston, Texas
1973 April 2, Monday Morning 


Clear Lake City --- Funeral Services for Mrs. Hurley (Grace Elizabeth) Stokes, 63, will be held today in Oklahoma City, Okla. Buriel will be there. Mrs. Stokes died Friday at her residence at 15453 El Camino Real in Clear Lake City. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Jack Rowe Funeral Home in League City. Mrs. Stokes was born Oct. 23, 1909 in Yonkers, N.Y. She was a registered nurse and a member of the Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Hurley R. Stokes of Clear Lake City; a son, Hurley R. Stokes Jr. of New Orleans, La.; a daughter, Mrs. Ronald Heser of Clear Lake City and six grandchildren.

The La Crosse Tribune, La Crosse, Wisconsin
1912 July 19, page 2

The marriage of Mr. George Gove of this city to Miss Jessie Burroughs of Camp Douglas took place at the home of the bride's parents at Camp Douglas Wednesday morning at eleven o'clock. Rev. Father Pollacki of Necedah performing the ceremony before relatives and a few friends.

The house was beautifully decorated for the occasion with cut flowers and ferns and the bride wore a beautiful gown of white silk and carried a shower bouquet of white bridal roses. The groom wore the conventional black.

Following the ceremony a wedding dinner was given. The bride and groom left immediately on No. 6 to visit in different parts of the state. They will be at home after August 1 at the Hehnke residence on Superior Ave., recently vacated by Mr. E. W. Eversmeyer, the normal training teacher.

Both the bride and groom are well known in this vicinity. Mr. Gove being assistant postmaster in the Tomah postoffice.

A very pretty wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gerke of the town of Lincoln at five o' clock Wednesday afternoon, when their daughter, Miss Bertha was united in marriage with Mr. George Jacobson of Highland Park, Ill. Rev. John G. Glaeser of St. Paul's Lutheran church of this (city) performed the ceremony.

The rumor that City Attorney William B. Naylor was stated as a candidate for the assembly from Monroe county is denied by Mr. Naylor. We understand John H. Johnston of Glendale is going to allow his name to be placed on the ticket at the primaries in opposition to our present representative, Mr. John R. Jones.

Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Moore have been visiting in Milwaukee.

Mrs. L. V. Hushka of Northfield, Minn., and Mrs. Al Wolfe of Sparta are visiting at the home of their sister, Mrs. W. H. Caldwell.

Mr. Henry Coobs is visiting in Chicago at present.

Mrs. Sullivan and daughter, Loretta, were callers in La Crosse on Thursday.

J. W. Callaway was a recent caller in this city from La Crosse.

A number of ladies from New Lisbon were guests of Miss Viva Haskell.

Mrs. H. N. Blackburn entertained the Jolly Livelive Wednesday afternoon.

The funeral of Mrs. Caroline Giesler of this city took place at the Clifton Lutheran church Thursday, July 11. Rev. J. H. Glaeser officiating. Mrs. Giesler died Sunday at the home of her son, Robert on McLean avenue.

Phillip Nackel was a recent caller in La Crosse.

Mrs. Fred Spangenburg and two children, Frances and Rueben, left Thursday for Watertown where they will reside in the future.

George Knick and Fred Schmidt left Thursday for Necedah where they will play in an orchestra. Friday evening they will play at Friendship.

Mr. Ulrick P. Koenig of Portage was a recent caller in this city.

Alderman Emil Schmidt who has been taken hospital treatment for the past months at Rochester, Minn., underwent a serious operation Wednesday morning. His many friends will be pleased to learn that the operation was successful.

La Crosse Tribune and Leader Press, La Crosse, Wisconsin
1932 June 16, Thursday, Page 15

Miss Norma L. Rogge became the bride of Gerhard F. Krause in a St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran church ceremony Wednesday afternoon. Miss Angelica Glaeser played several pip organ numbers and the church choir sang. Mrs. R. E. Gondrezick sang, "Oh Pormise Me." The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Glacia Rogge, who was maid of honor. Misses Bertha Thurow and Lillian Weise were bridesmaids. Misses Jeanette and Margaret Giesler, nieces of the bride, acted as flower girls. The groom was attended by Elsworth Thurow, Forrest Rogge and Harvey Thurow. The ceremony was followed by a reception at the home of the bride's father, William Rogge. Only relatives and intimate friends of the bridal party were present for the occasion.

Mrs. Emma Talbot suffered cuts and bruises when the car in which she was riding crashed into a wagon on South Superior Avenue Sunday evening. The car was driven by her daughter Mabel.

Impressive ordination services were conducted at the Congregational church here Monday when Rev. Nelson I. Baxter was formally inducted into the ministry. Several visiting pastors took part in the services, and a sermon was delivered by Dr. Albert W. Palmer, Chicago.

Tomah experienced its first filling station holdup shortly before 7 o'clock Tuesday evening when two unmasked men entered the Gray station and demanded money. The bandits got away with a considerable amount of money in the till.





Diana Heser Morse             Last updated 06 May 2015