Harland A. Viner
1933 - 2020
April 5, 1933
November 16, 2020

Harland A. Viner

HOLMEN/VIROQUA -- Harland A. Viner passed away Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, at the Bethel Home in Viroqua following recent health complications due to COVID-19.

He was born April 5, 1933, to Ellsworth and Amy (Strahl) Viner, in La Crosse. After graduating from Central High School in 1950, he went to work for Tausche Hardware and then Trane Company. In 1953, he joined the U.S. Army and after serving in Korea, attended Whitewater University, graduating with a bachelor's degree in business administration. He then worked for Professional Business Service in La Crosse. In 1970, he established Harland Viner Professional Management and continued to work in that capacity, along with his secretary/bookkeeper, Elaine Becker, until his retirement. He was also a member of Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church and throughout the years served various positions on the Church Council. In 1963, he married Marian Jansky, and she predeceased him in 1988. In 1989, he married Ruth (Laufenberg) Kirschner.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth; her sons, Douglas and Mike (Lora) Kirschner; grandchildren, Kaden and Tucker; sisters, Garnet (Leonard) Fleming of No. Ft. Myers, Fla., Darlene Lassig, La Crosse, Carole Whitbeck, Baraboo, Wis.; sisters-in-law, Marge, Joan and Leslie Viner; many nephews and nieces; and his extended Laufenberg family; brother-in-law, Ronald (Sue) Laufenberg, Sparta; sisters-in-law, Teresa (Bruce) Spiegel, Granton, Wis., and Louise (Dave) Stephenson, Verona, Wis.

Besides his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by his sister, Irene (Earl) Eveland; brothers, Ellsworth, Wayne, Eldon (Helen), Eugene (Ginny) and Harold; brothers-in-law, Al Lassig and Jan Whitbeck, Bernard (Dorothy), Edward (Helen) and John Laufenberg; sister-in-Law, Dorothy Laufenberg; and nephews, Tim (Judy) Viner and Paul Viner.

The family wishes to thank and let our deepest appreciation known for their care and support in Harland's last years to Pastor David Leistekow of Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Dr. Wissink and Dr. Redmer, nieces, Pam and Brooke Viner, our Case Court neighbors, the Holmen Police and First Responders, Gundersen Tri-State Ambulance personnel, Gundersen Emergency Staff and especially this past year to all the caring and dedicated staff at Bethel Home and Services in Viroqua.

In lieu of flowers or memorials, please pay forward any special act of kindness, patience and compassion to brighten someone's day. A private family service will be held. Online guestbook is available at www.schumacher-kish.com.

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Published by La Crosse Tribune on Nov. 22, 2020.
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Our condolences Ruth and family from the Kendhammers.
Sandy Jerue
November 29, 2020
Harland and Ruth lived next door to my mother, Emma Schubert, for many, many years. They helped my family to look after her, and they were so kind to her. She could stay in her home a little longer because they were there. I want to extend our sympathy in Harland's passing from me, my sister, Suzanne Herman, and my brother, Bill Schubert.
Sally Schubert Eglinton
Sally Eglinton
November 25, 2020
I used to work with Harland in his home and here was always such a dear. Wonderful guy tho work with always put a smile on your face. My deepest condolences go to the family and friends. Prayers be with you.
Brianna Brown
November 23, 2020
I always enjoyed visiting with Harland. He liked to play cards and dice and he always kept score. Never sure if that was so he could win, or so he could make sure Ruth didn't cheat, but he was very good with numbers and had a sense of humor to go along with it. He will be missed, but I believe he is at rest now. God Bless! Sympathies to Ruth and Harland's sisters and all the family.
Sue Laufenberg
November 20, 2020
Doug Kirschner
November 19, 2020
Doug Kirschner
November 19, 2020
Harland was a special person. He was smart, gave great advice and quick witted. He will be deeply missed.
Doug Kirschner
November 19, 2020
He will always be remembered in our hearts. He was a loving and giving person to all he met.
Garnet Fleming
November 18, 2020