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Obituary for Ellen Vera Bluske


Ellen Vera Bluske of Onalaska, passed away on May 19, 2020, surrounded by her family. Ellen was born August 9, 1933, to Archie and Evelyn Peters. She married Arnold Bluske in La Crosse in 1954. Together they farmed until 1976 in Chaseburg, Wis., before moving to La Crosse and later Onalaska. Ellen worked at Marigold Foods and upon retirement, she volunteered at Gundersen Health Care for 20 years. Survivors include one son, Dean (Joan) of La Crosse; three daughters, Diane (Dirk) Olson of La Crosse, Audrey (Pat) Fredrick of Bangor, and Janelle (Bill) Kowalski of New Lisbon, Wis.; grandchildren, Jennifer Bluske (Darren Fortney), Anthony (Mindy) Bluske, Ryan Bluske, Angela (Isaac) Mezera, Courtney (Ben) Johnson, Krista (David) Pfaff, Luke Fredrick, Katie (Dylan) Bahr,and Laura (Doug Ciha) Kowalksi; and two sisters-in-law, Irene Peters and Elaine Wrobel. Ellen was preceded In death by her husband, Arnold; parents; brothers, Wayne and Roland Peters; two infant sisters; brother-in-law, Harold Wrobel; and sister-in-law, Judy Peters. Private services will be held for the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Grace Ev. Lutheran Church of La Crosse or Gundersen Medical Foundation – CMN or Hospice. Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Homes and Crematory, Woodruff Chapel, La Crosse, is assisting the family during their time of need. Online condolences may be sent at www.jandtfredrickson.com.