Charles Edward Fanning, 84, of Sparta, WI, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at Gundersen Lutheran in La Crosse, WI.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday, November 4, 2017, 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Sparta, WI. Burial with full military honors will follow in the church cemetery. Family and friends are invited for visitation Friday, November 3, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Torkelson Page-Smith Funeral Home in Sparta, WI. Visitation will also be held Saturday from 10:00 until the time of service at the church.  The Torkelson Page-Smith Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at