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John L. Sisbach

October 15, 1933 — July 19, 2016

John L. Sisbach, Jr., 82, of rural Westby, died Tuesday July 19, 2016 at Benedictine Manor in La Crosse. He was born October 15, 1933 in Newton Valley, Vernon County to John and Elsie (Mason) Sisbach Sr. John was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Chaseburg. He graduated from Viroqua High School in 1952. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954-55. John married Anna Marie Lee on March 9, 1957 at the Coon Valley Lutheran Church. He worked at Adams Korn Kurls Company in Beloit for 10 years in various positions including semi-driving which he enjoyed. John then farmed in the town of Coon until retiring in 1999.

He served as Chairman on the town of Coon Board, the Coon Valley Lutheran Church Council where he served as president, a member of the Coon Valley Creamery Board and the Coon Valley American Legion. John enjoyed going for drives and picking up fresh Amish cheese curds for friends and family, old time polka music, watching the Packers and Brewers and visiting with his neighbor Dean.

Survivors include his wife Anna Marie; 2 daughters, Sherrill Ann Spaude of Clinton, Iowa and Laurie (Duane) Peterson of La Crosse and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son Daniel in 1973; a son-in-law Randy Spaude, M.D. in 2014; 2 sisters Mary Stakston and Evelyn Williams and 2 brothers-in-law Allan Stakston and Noah Williams.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday July 22, 2016 at the Coon Valley Lutheran Church. Rev. Ted Dewald will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by the Coon Valley American Legion Post #116. Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley and at the church on Friday from 1 p.m. until service time. Online condolences may be offered at selandsfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be given to the Coon Valley Lutheran Church.

The family would like to thank the Benedictine Manor staff, especially Dawn Nerison, for the wonderful care he received.

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