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Megan Marie Kupka

(7/18/12) Megan Marie Kupka, 13, passed away with her loving family by her side on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at her home after a courageous battle with cancer.  Megan was born on February 20, 1999, in La Crosse, WI to Michael and Tina (Stolpa) Kupka. She was a student at Arcadia Public School and loved going to school, doing artwork, and playing on the computer. Megan loved her teachers Miss Jennifer Young and Mrs. Jennifer Kowalsky. Megan had a very close relationship with Autumn Bergerson. Megan admired and loved her Uncle Jeff and waited for his visit every week.  Megan was an avid Green Bay Packer fan, especially #52 Clay Matthews.  She also enjoyed horses, listening to Keith Urban, playing Uno, chocolate, having her nails done, and taking walks to check the apple trees.  Megan loved being a big sister and referred to Emily and Jessica as her little twerps.  Megan touched many people's lives as she was brave and positive throughout her cancer journey.

Megan is survived by her parents, Mike and Tina of Arcadia; two sisters, Emily and Jessica Kupka of Arcadia; grandparents, Peter and Barbara Kupka of Arcadia, Ben Stolpa and Gayle Goetzman- Stolpa of Winona, and Dick and Maureen Hansen of Winona; uncles, aunts, cousins, and many friends.  She was preceded in death by her best friend Mackayla Fernholz.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Family Parish, 223 Maple Street, Arcadia, on Friday, July 20, 2012, at 11:00 A.M. with Father Raj officiating. Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. at Holy Family Parish, where there will be a 7:00 p.m. prayer service and a 7:30 p.m. Rosary.   They may also call from 10 a.m. to the time of service at the church prior to services on Friday.  Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, rural Arcadia.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be directed to "family wishes". 

Wozney-Killian Funeral is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Ruth Viola Soper

(7/17/12)  Ruth Viola Soper, age 81 of La Crosse, Wisconsin and formerly of Black River Falls passed away on Friday, July 13, 2012 at Mayo Clinic-Francisican Healthcare in La Crosse. 

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Merlin Joten

(7-17-20) Merlin Joten, 88, of Taylor, WI, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, WI. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 20, 2012, 11:00 a.m., at Taylor Lutheran Church, Taylor. Reverend Benjamin Ahles-Iverson will be officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Taylor. Family and friends are invited for visitation Thursday, July 19, 2012, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., at Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home, Hixton, WI. Family and friends are also invited for visitation Friday, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home of Hixton is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Carol D. Bergstrom

(7/16/12) Carol D. Bergstrom, 67 of Warrens, passed away surrounded by her loving family at her home on Sunday, July 15, 2012.  A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, July 19, 2012, 1:00 P.M. at St. Matthew Ev. Lutheran Church, Town of Kirby. Burial will be on Oakdale Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesdayfrom 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, 801 E. Monowau Street, Tomah and at the church on Thursday from 12:00 Noon until the time of the service.

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