Elton Leroy Margheim, 95, died Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at the Locust Grove Village, La Crosse.

He was born Nov. 4, 1923, southeast of Bazine to Henry and Mollie (Schwartz) Margheim.

He spent his entire life on this farm until he moved to Locust Grove Village nearly 11 years ago. He served in the Army in Germany during World War II. He was a farmer and stockman.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Bazine for many years and Olin Cole Post No. 392 of the American Legion.

Survivors include five cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Eddie Margheim.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Bazine Cemetery, Bazine, with military rites provided by Olin Cole Post No. 392.

Friends can call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Ness City.

Memorials are suggested to donor’s choice in care of the funeral home.

Condolences can be left at www.fitzgeraldfuneral.com.