Bernard “Ben” J. Willger, 87, of Sparta, WI, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2021, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, WI. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, February 20, 2021, 11:00 a.m. at The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church on St. Mary’s Ridge. Burial with full military honors will follow in the church cemetery. Family and friends are invited for visitation Friday, February 19, 2021, 4:00-7:00 PM at the Torkelson Funeral Home in Cashton, WI. Visitation will also be held Saturday from 10:00 until the time of service at the church on St. Mary’s Ridge. Online condolences may be offered at

Memorials may be given in Ben’s name to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church or to the Dickman-Spaeth VFW Post #8584.

Keeping our families and community safe is important to us, therefore, we ask that those in attendance please wear a mask to the visitation and funeral. Masks will be available at the funeral home and church.

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