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Obituary for Ralph G. Lounsbrough


Ralph G. Lounsbrough, 76, of West Salem, died Friday, April 13, 2018, at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse. He was born on June 10, 1941, to George and Anna (Baardseth) Lounsbrough and was raised in the Town of Burns. Ralph graduated from Bangor High School in 1959, and joined the Army. He served throughout the United States and in Germany. He was in Germany when the Berlin Wall was constructed and served until 1962. Ralph worked at KMart in La Crosse for 37 years and retired in 2002. He served two terms on the Village of West Salem board and several terms on the Christ Ev. Lutheran Church Council. He was a proud member of the Anderson-Good American Legion Post 40 of Bangor. He also greatly enjoyed the many fishing trips he took to South Dakota and hunting with family members. Ralph was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and will be deeply missed. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Nancy (Quackenbush), their three children, Betty (Brad) Pfaff, Ralph (Julie) Lounsbrough, and Brenda (Darrell) Smith; their eight grandchildren, Ashley and Jessica Lounsbrough, Andrew and Elizabeth Pfaff, James Smaglik and Breanna, Darrell, and Sophia Smith; one great-grandson, Tyler Stello; three siblings, Joann (Thurston), Linda (Kruger), and Richard (Barb) Lounsbrough; and he is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 21, 2018, at Christ Ev. Lutheran Church, 500 Park St., West Salem. Rev. Galen J. Riediger will officiate. Burial will follow in Christ Ev. Lutheran Cemetery with military honors by the American Legion Post 40 of Bangor and the United States Funeral Honor Guard. A visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m., Friday, and from 10 a.m., until the time of service, Saturday, both at Christ Ev. Lutheran Church, West Salem. Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Homes and Crematory, Jostad Chapel, West Salem, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent at www.jandtfredrickson.com. Special thanks to Dr. Caroline Fisher and the hospice team for their wonderful care.