James "Jim" E. Puent, 73, of La Crescent, Minn., formerly of Winona, died on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, after a short and furious battle with COVID-19 in Vernon Memorial Hospital. He lived the last 4 years in Creamery Creek Senior Living, Viroqua, Wis. A Funeral Mass was held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, in St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 604 Adams St., Brownsville. Minn. Rev. John L. Evans II officiated with burial held in St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery in Brownsville. A Rosary was held at 3:30 PM on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, in Blaschke & Schneider Funeral Home, 1501 West Ave. South, La Crosse. Wis. Family and friends visited following the Rosary until 7:00 PM at the...