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Stanley A. Walkowicz

Died: Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Age: 74
Stanley A. Walkowicz, 74, Lansing, Iowa, formerly of Lake Geneva, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, in La Crosse. Visitation Sunday, Dec. 2, from 3 to 6 p.m., at the Steinke Funeral Home, Lake Geneva. Family graveside services at noon, Monday, Dec. 3, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Cemetery, with Father Jim Schuerman officiating.

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