Harland A. Stilwell, 85 of Westby and formerly of Stoddard, died Tuesday February 11, 2020 at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse. He was born January 29, 1935 in La Crosse to George and Elsie (Michel) Stilwell. He was confirmed at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Chaseburg and attended Riverside School, rural Genoa. Harland worked for many years in construction. Harland enjoyed Coon dog trials and stock car races. He was a fan of the Green Bay Packers and the DeSoto Pirates and was a member of the Stoddard Lions Club and St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his sister, Darlene (Don) Zink of Stoddard; a sister-in-law, Joyce Stilwell of Stoddard; 4 nieces, Verona Lachman and family of La Crosse, Dawn (Dean) Nerison and family of Westby; Mary (Bret) Haydysch of Bow Bills, N.D. and Jody (Bruce) Duwe and family of Genoa and a nephew, David (Deb) Zink and family of Stoddard.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Betty June Goplin in 2002; a brother, Gerald Stilwell in 2010 and a brother-in-law, Irvin Goplin in 2015.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday February 17, 2020 at St. Matthew’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Stoddard. Rev. Silas Schmitzer will officiate with burial in the Stoddard Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 9:30 until service time at the church. The Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley is assisting the family. Condolences may be given at selandsfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be given to St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church.
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