INDEPENDENCE — La Vern J. Bisek, 76, of Independence died Thursday,
Dec. 28, 2006, at Franciscan Skemp in La Crosse.
He was born Sept. 22, 1930, in Arcadia township, Trempealeau County,
to John L. and Teckla (Mish) Bisek. La Vern married Karen Stai on
Sept. 14, 1963, in Eau Claire.
The couple farmed in Arcadia township until moving to Independence in
La Vern was the leader of the Bisek Polka Band for more than 50 years.
He was actively involved in the Land O’Lakes-Whitehall Ag and AMPI
Board of Directors. Following his retirement, La Vern enjoyed
woodworking and spending time with his grandchildren. He was an active
member of SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, Karen, of Independence; three children,
Nancy Bisek of Holmen, Michael A. (Patti) Bisek of Arcadia and Kim
(Eric) Williams of Shakopee, Minn.; sister Betty (Andy) Zilla of
Independence; brother Jack (Jackie) Bisek of Eau Claire; two
grandchildren, Dylan and Danielle Schank of Holmen; two
step-grandchildren, Tylor Hughes and Kaylee Schreiber of Arcadia; and
nieces and nephews.
La Vern was preceded in death by his parents.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan.
3, 2007, at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Independence, with the
Very Rev. Douglas C. Robertson officiating. Burial will be in the
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 8 to 10 a.m.
Wednesday at Edison Funeral Home, Independence, where there will be a
prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, followed by a rosary.