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John E. Bergum
age 75 of Barneveld, died Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Agrace Hospice in Fitchburg. He was born on December 21, 1939 in Monroe, the son of Ervin and Celia (Dunn) Bergum. He graduated from Albany High School, and then entered the Navy, combined Reserves and Active Duty from 1958 to 1961. John was stationed in the Mediterranean Sea during the Cuban Missile Crisis. John married Mara Lee Speich (Kildow) in 1958. John later married Shirley A. Oftedahl on October 31, 1996 in Dodgeville. John had many careers during his life, worked at General Motors in Janesville, he managed The Red Barn and Restaurant in Evansville- where he was known as Big John. Upon moving to Monroe he started beef farming, managed Turner Hall for several years, worked at Crandall Tire Company. Then moving to Northern Wisconsin to Appleton to work in tires again then to farm "bigger" in the areas of Merideen, Shioctin and New London, returning to the area he then lived in Hollandale, and Blanchardville, until finally settling down in Barneveld. His last job before retiring was working for his daughter (Kelly and Dan) and son-in-law's Municipal Sweeping Company, Kleen Pavement, in Evansville. He was a member of Barneveld American Legion; he enjoyed playing cards, riding motorcycles, being around animals, discussing politics- actually ran for Lt. Governor as a Libertarian, and spending time with his large, loving family.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley of Barneveld; daughter, Kelly (Dan) Gildner of Evansville; step-children: Caroline (Fred) Mazanec of Fresno, CA and Sandra Oftedahl of St. Paul, MN; 5 grandchildren, Justine, Ben (Tammy) and Hannah Gildner, and Jordan and Mara Kate Mazanec, and brothers: Ted (Bea) Bergum of Monticello, Tim (Barb) Bergum of Edgerton, Richard (Barbara) Bergum of LaFarge; a sister-in-law, Kay Bergum of Monroe and dozens and dozens of nieces and nephews (really!). He was preceded in death by his parents, two children: David and Debby Bergum; and a brother Bill Bergum.
A celebration of Life will be held Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Shriner Hager Gohlke funeral home, 1455 Mansion Dr. and 18th Ave., Monroe.
Donna L. Glendenning
age 75, of Monroe, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 surrounded by family, at UW Hospital in Madison. She was born on February 23, 1939 in Monroe, WI, the daughter of Edward and Sylvia (Brugger) Ensch. Donna graduated from Shullsburg High School, UW Platteville and UW Whitewater.
Donna and Richard Glendenning were married on December 19, 1960 in Platteville, WI.
Donna worked as an office manager for Dr. Rotblatt, DDS Oral Surgeon, assisted with the developmentally disabled at Greenco Industries, taught Art at Monroe Junior High and Monroe High School and worked in the Audio Visual Department at Monroe High School.
Donna was a member at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church. She was also a member of the Jaycettes and a volunteer at the St. Clare Hospital Gift shop. In addition to being a devoted mother and wife, she was active throughout the years volunteering in many capacities at the Monroe High School. She had a green thumb especially devoted to growing her African Violets. She enjoyed spending summers with Dick at their cabin in Holcombe, WI and visits there from family and friends. She also took pleasure in family vacations as well as camping and fishing trips. Together she and Dick played Bridge, curled and bowled with friends throughout the years.
She is survived by her sons, Mark (Patricia) Glendenning of Green Bay; Brent (Amy) Glendenning of DeForest; daughter Ann (John) Malooly of Salt Lake City, UT; brothers David (Mary) Ensch of Madison; Michael Ensch of Shullsburg; grandchildren: Caitlin, Tony and Dan Glendenning and Erin and Grace Malooly. She is also survived by her nieces Julia and Cathrine Ensch. She is predeceased by her parents and husband Richard. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church with Fr. Michael E. Klarer Celebrant. Visitation will be Friday, January 23rd from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home, 1455 Mansion Drive and
N. 18th Ave Monroe, WI.
Daniel E. Reynolds Sr.
age 65, of Monroe, died on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born on April 6, 1949 in Pittsfield Massachusetts; the son of Michael and Betty Reynolds.
Daniel served in the U.S. Navy from December 1967 - January 1972.
He worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 29 years. He was a member of the Cecil Jones V.F.W. Post #2312, Disabled American Veterans, and enjoyed golf.
He is survived by his son, Dan (Sabrina) Reynolds Jr. of Monroe, 5 grandchildren; sisters, Judy and JoAnn.
He is predeceased by his parents, son, Michael Reynolds, and brother, Michael Reynolds.
Private family services will be held.
Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family.
Johann H. Huschitt
age 79, of Browntown, died on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at his home surrounded by his sons and special friend Becky. He was born on November 24, 1935, in Romania, the son of Franz and Anna (Beierle) Huschitt.
Johann and Irene Pfeiffer were married on May 19, 1962 at St. Vincent’s Catholic Church, Chicago, IL. They met at a German Dance Hall in Chicago. He got his Apprenticeship in Agriculture offered by the English, after World War II. He immigrated to America in 1955. He served in the US Army from 1958 – 1960 in Fort Hood Texas with Elvis Presley. He was a tank operator in the Dirt Army Division. Johann wanted to make a better life for his family. In order to fulfill his lifelong dream of owning his own farm, they moved from Chicago to Browntown and have resided at the Good Earth Farm for the last 45 years. Johann farmed in Cadiz Township and worked at Kelly Springfield Tire Company for 27 years. He was a lifetime member of the Blackhawk FFA Alumni, Honorary Chapter Farmer, and Safari Club International. He was a lifelong ballroom dancer and was a worldwide traveler and hunter. He loved his family, he loved his farm and he loved nature. He is survived by his sons: Richard (Catherine) Huschitt,of Los Angeles, CA; Peter (Marisa) Huschitt, of Stockton, IL; Erik (Heather) Huschitt, of Monroe; Carl (Michelle) Huschitt of Browntown; brother, Franz (Marion) Huschitt of Grays Lake, IL; sister, Elizabeth Huschitt of Lake Zurich, IL; 12 grandchildren and special friend, Becky Carstens. He is predeceased by his parents; wife, Irene, in 1995; son, Hans, in 1989. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, January 26, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Gratiot with Fr. JoJi Thirumalareddy Celebrant and Fr. Michael Morrissey of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Stockton, IL as Con-Celebrant. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery, South Wayne. Visitation will be Sunday, January 25th from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home in Monroe. Memorials may be directed to the Hans and Irene Huschitt Memorial Scholarship.
Jacob J. Schillinger
age 80, of New Glarus, died on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at the Glarner Lodge in New Glarus.
Per Jacob’s wishes there will be no funeral services. Private burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family.
Michael R. VanNatta
age 47, of Monroe, died on Monday, January 26, 2015 at his home. He was born on August 30, 1967 in Platteville the son of Robert and Catherine (Landon) VanNatta.
Michael was a graduate of Darlington High School and had an Associate Degree in Graphic Design.
Michael and Nikki Rufer were married on May 7, 2005 at the Jordan Lutheran Church.
He was a Dispatch Warehouse Manager for Certco Company in Madison and most recently, Quality Transport in Freeport.
Michael was a member of Jordan Lutheran Church, served on the Church Council, enjoyed Nascar and enjoyed riding his Harley.
He is survived by his wife, Nikki of Monroe; daughter, Makayla VanNatta of Monroe; mother, Catherine (Norman) Mueller of Monroe; brother, Todd VanNatta of Madison; mother and father-in-law Gene and Joyce Rufer of Monroe. He is also survived by: Antonio Addison, Brandon Addison, Elizabeth VanNatta and Zachary VanNatta and other relatives and friends.
He is predeceased by his father and a sister in infancy.
Funeral services will be Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Jordan Lutheran Church, Browntown, WI; with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will follow in Jordan Lutheran Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday, January 30th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr. and N. 18th Ave. in Monroe.
Pamela S. Rufer
age 81, of Monroe, died peacefully on Friday, January 30, 2015 at Agrace Hospice Center in Fitchburg, surrounded by family. She was born on August 20, 1933 in Kenosha, the daughter of Edward and Clara (Hauser) Shepard. Pamela and Clarence C. Rufer were married on October 20, 1956 in Kenosha.
Pam and Clarence founded and operated Rufer Refrigeration and Electric in Monroe from 1966 through 1988. Pamela was a member of the Women of the Moose #599, where she achieved Star Recorder and was a member of the College of Regents. She was also a member of Monroe Women’s Club, Monroe Garden Club, Monroe Antique Wheelers and Independent Order of Forresters. Pamela loved to travel with her family, dance, play cards and bingo and enjoyed many types of arts and crafts. Throughout her lifetime she was known to some as “Adeline Cuddlefudge”. Although Pamela spent most of her life in Wisconsin, she also valued her retirement time in Florida. Surviving daughters: Nicolet (Randy) Goebel of Monroe and Shellane (Christopher Sr.) Rufer-Edseth of Mt. Horeb; grandchildren: Echoleah Rufer of Cincinnati, OH, Macylane Becker of Las Vegas, NV, Heath Goebel of Monroe, Atom Goebel of Fitchburg, Raven Goebel of Verona; step grandchildren: Brice Edseth of Hastings, NE, Chelsea Edseth and Christopher Edseth Jr. both of Mt. Horeb. She was predeceased by her parents, and husband, Clarence. A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, February 3, 2015, from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home in Monroe. A Women of the Moose service will be held at 6:00 P.M., at the funeral home. A memorial fund is being established in Pamela’s memory.
John C. (Jack) Erickson
age 80, formerly from Darlington and Monroe died on Friday, January 30, 2015 at the Bloomfield Health Center in Dodgeville, after many years of illness. He was born on April 15, 1934, in Waukesha, Wisconsin, the son of Martin and Mary (Kammerud) Erickson. He attended Darlington High School with the class of 1952.
In 1953, he volunteered for the US Army and received basic training at Ft Leonard Wood, MO. He was a member of the 6th Armored Division 8th Army 332nd 194th Combat Engineers. After receiving orders for Korea, he was bused to Ft Lewis, Washington, where he left on a ship to Alaska and then to Japan. The trip took 31 days. Upon arriving at Sasobo, Japan, he received instructional training to read blueprints and to be a heavy equipment operator to building bridges, roads and pre-fab homes. He later was sent to Inchon, South Korea, on the 38th Parallel to build housing, roads and bridges. He also learned how to destroy them to prevent the enemy from using them. He was promoted to Corporal. While in Korea, Jack contracted hepatitis and was sent to a hospital in Seoul, Korea and later transferred to a military hospital in Tokyo, Japan, for six months. He was sent back to Ft Lewis, WA, where he was honorably discharged in 1955. He was awarded medals for Korean Service, National Defense Service, United Nations Service, and Good Conduct Medal. He continued to work in the local area as a heavy equipment operator. On April 27, 1957, he married Elaeanor M. Pickett. They farmed briefly in the Gratiot and Argyle areas before moving to Waukesha, WI, where he worked at the Waukesha Foundry and the Star Line Construction Co. He was the construction foreman at the Brookfield Shopping Mall, the first mall in the Milwaukee area. They were blessed with three children; Bernadine, Geraldine and Michael, and returned to the Darlington area. He continued to work in construction. They later divorced. Jack moved to Monroe, and married Teresa (Tess) Will in 1977. In 1986 he became ill and was admitted to the Veteran’s Hospital in Tomah, WI, where he suffered a series of seizures, strokes and memory loss, and later developed epilepsy. He has been in several health facilities with the latest at the Cornerstone Foundation in Barneveld, from 1997 until November of 2014. Jack was a lifetime member of the Argyle American Legion Post 251, and was very proud to have served his country in Korea. Jack loved strawberries, country music, the Milwaukee Brewers, Green Bay Packers and the UW Badger Football team. He was very proud to watch his grandson Alex Erickson play on TV and read about the Darlington Redbirds. He is survived by his children/grandchildren; Bernadine (Bruce) of Avalon, WI, Shanna (Andy) McCutchun and Tyler; Geraldine (Tom) Hammes of LaCrosse, Jessica and Erin of LaCrosse; Michael (Linda) Erickson of Darlington, Mitchell, Alex and Brett. He is also survived by sisters, Patricia (Herbert) Baumgartner of Gratiot, and Catherine McCoy of Cottage Grove, several nieces and nephews, and ex-wives Eleanor Erickson of Darlington, and Tess Erickson of Monroe. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law Robert McCoy of Madison. Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, February, 3, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Clare of Assisi Parish, St. Victor Catholic Church, with Fr. Michael E. Klarer Celebrant. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Monroe, with full military rites performed by Argyle American Legion Post 251. A visitation will be February 3rd from 9:00 A.M. until time of service at the church. Badger attire is requested. Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family.
DeLaura Elsie Schulz Borchardt Sacker
at the age of 95, what a life she had! She met my dad from Brodhead, a farmer, a 4th generation farmer. He was the only child. A pin pal and she, a Big City gal from Milwaukee. She was born on October 6, 1919 the daughter of Urnie and Piercy (Gilbert) Schulz. She had 1 sister, Doris Krueger and 3 brothers, Rupert, Buddy and Lester.
She married Ben W. Borchardt on September 1, 1951 in Brodhead at the Old Methodist Church; Ben passed away in 1972. They had two daughters, Ruth McKibben and Elsie Mae Andruss. Shortly after dad’s passing away, along comes Adolph Sacker and marries Mom in 1973, off to Monroe they lived, until he passed away in 1984. After Adolf’s passing, mom came to live with me until she died on February 4, 2015 @ 12:56 A.M., Ruth McKibben 2940 – 11th Street, Monroe, Wisconsin.
Private family graveside services will be held at a later date.
Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family.
Her favorite Chapter in the Bible was Psalms 91 Heaven is that much Dear,
When someone you love passes away.
Uno McKibben (grandson)
Albert H. Sandlin
age 41, of Monroe, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at his home. He was born on October 25, 1973 in Pensacola, Florida, the son of James and LuAnn (Hansen) Sandlin.
He was of the Wiccan belief. He enjoyed nature and working with his hydroponics and cross pollination. He and Jen enjoyed traveling, and just returned from a trip to Colorado. Albert is survived by his parents, Jim and LuAnn Sandlin of Monticello; significant other, Jen Crase of Monroe; sons, Phenix Sandlin of Monticello and Ryan Sandlin of Monroe; daughter, Phoebe Sandlin of Madison; brothers, Fritz (Jenny) Sandlin of Albany; Justin (Brittany) Sandlin of Monticello; James (Sharon) Sandlin Jr. of Monticello; sister, Tiffany (Ray) Sandlin-Valentine of Monticello. Private family services will be held, with Pastor Mary Gafner and Lon Arnes Officiating. Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family.
Alberta M. Harder
age 83 of Monroe, died Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born on March 13, 1931 in Monroe, the daughter of Rudy and Blanch (Welton) Kubly. She married Delbert Harder on May 24, 1975 in Monticello. Alberta worked at Advance Transformer for 30 years. She enjoyed reading, watching John Wayne movies, and loved to watch her grandkids.
She is survived by her husband, Delbert of Monroe; 4 children: John (Glenda) Heimann of Juda, Robert (Cheri) Foulker of Monroe, Jerry Foulker of Monroe, and Sherri (Todd) Schindler of Monroe; 2 step-children: Tami Powell of Beloit, and James Harder Sr. of Huntington, IN; 13 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 7 step-grandchildren; 2 step-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Sandy Paulson; a brother, Allen Kubly, and a sister, Shirley Kubly; a step-son, Richard Harder.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Friday, February 13, 2015 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, with Pastor Mary Gafner officiating. A visitation will be held Thursday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.
Wendell G. Zimmerman
age 92, of Monroe, died on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at the Monroe Manor. He was born on May 24, 1922 in Illinois, the son of Ira and Minnie (Schock) Zimmerman.
Wendell and Jennie Sacker were married on December 8, 1946 in Brodhead. Wendell farmed in the Orangeville area, on the family farm, until his retirement. He was an avid Chicago Cubs Fan and attended many of the grandchildren’s sporting events. He is survived by his wife, Jennie Zimmerman of Monroe; daughter, Linda (Duane) Bartelt of Rock City, IL; son, Jim Zimmerman of Monroe; sister, Doris (Francis) Tielkemeier of Rock City, IL; 6 grandchildren, Angela Myers, Michael (Nancy) Bartelt, Christopher Bartelt, Scott Zimmerman, Brenda (Chad) Ringhand and John (Lindsay Dodge) Zimmerman, and 9 great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by his parents; sisters, Wilma, Millie, Marjorie and Grace. Graveside services will be held Friday, February 13, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Monroe, with Reverend David Busker officiating.
M. Germaine Metz
age 96 of Monroe, went home to the Lord on Friday, February 13, 2015 at the Azura Memory Care. She was born on December 14, 1918 in Darlington, the daughter of John and Margaret (Mylor) McKillip. Germaine married Lester Dearth on December 29, 1937 in Darlington, Lester died in 1960. She married Joe Metz on July 19, 1973 in Belleville. She worked for 21 years at St. Clare Hospital as a CNA prior to that she worked 5 years with private care. Germaine was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, the Golden Age Club, and Women of the Moose Lodge# 599. She enjoyed playing cards, quilting, dancing, swimming and fishing, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family. Germaine is survived by her children, Frank (Lila) Dearth of Argyle, Margaret Wenger, special friend (Keith Miller) of Monroe, Jim (Joanne) Dearth of Friendship, Bill (Nancy) Dearth of Waukesha, John (Sudan) Dearth of Bellevue, NE, Roger (Bonnie) Dearth of Clinton Mary Ann (Tom) Inman of Clinton, Karen (Pat) Boyce of Clinton and Robert (Cheryl) Dearth of LaFayette, IN; grandchildren; great grandchildren; step-daughter, Lois Leahy. She is predeceased by her husbands, Lester and Joe; daughter, Betty Anderson; grandchildren, John Boy, Andy and Billy Jo; step-daughter Lorraine; brothers, Glen, John and Brother Anthony; sisters, Helene Mauk, Annice LaDow, Jane Chadwick and Blanche Sterling; son-in-law, LaVerne Wenger. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Victor Catholic Church, with Fr. Larry Bakke as Celebrant. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Blanchardville. A visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4: to 7:00 P.M. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home. A memorial fund is being established in Germaine’s memory.
Hattie M. Hasse
age 89, of Monroe, formerly Hattie’s Bar & Grill, died on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Azura Memory Care. She was born on July 22, 1925, the daughter of Earl and Vera (Pease) Trickel.
Hattie married Glen Miller and later married Wesley R. Hasse. She owned and operated Hattie’s Bar and Grill for many years. Hattie is survived by her grandsons, Todd (Ashley) Miller of Monroe, Gary (Terri) Miller of Sterling, IL; sister, Lilas Grabow of Foreston, IL; daughter-in-law, Penny Miller of Monroe; great grandchildren, Timothy, Trisha, Tyler, Ally, Troy, Aaron, Savannah and Kameron. She is predeceased by her husbands, Glen and Wesley; daughter, Karen Hasse; son, Earl Miller; granddaughter, Tina Miller; brothers, Ken, Jack, Lloyd, Bob, Don and Arley; sister, Cora Stauffacher. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 12 noon at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home, with Rev. David Busker officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Monroe. A visitation will be held on Thursday from 10:30 A.M. until the time of service at noon at the funeral home.
A memorial fund is being established in Hattie’s memory.
Dennis “Denny” R. Gutzmer
age 62, of Monticello, passed peacefully Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at Monroe Clinic Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was born on March 20, 1952 in Monroe, the son of Leo and Faye (Soper) Gutzmer.
Denny married Brenda Boals on September 18, 1993 in Orangeville, IL. He was previously married to Janet Long and later Paula Baker.
Denny was employed with MTX as a Metal Stamper for 30 plus years retiring in 2011. Denny was a workaholic, but when he was not working he enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, camping, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with family. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Gutzmer and their two sons, Alex and Andrew Gutzmer all of Monticello; sons, Neil and Eric Gutzmer both of Monroe; daughters, Michelle (Frank) Bissaillon of Monroe; Malisa (Richard) McLoud of Monroe; brothers, Gary Gutzmer of Kenewick, WA; Phil (Lauri) Gutzmer of Monticello; sisters, Marilyn Lien of McFarland; Shirley Zuhlke of Brodhead; sister-in-laws, Vicki Gutzmer and Amy Gutzmer; and 8 grandchildren. He is predeceased by his parents; son, Aaron; brothers; Roger, Jerold, Ronnie, and Greg; sister, Judy Sardeson. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 10:00 to 12:00 Noon at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr., and N. 18th Ave., in Monroe. In Lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established in Denny’s name.
Nellie Frieda Klossner Fuchs
age 93, of Monroe, went to be with the Lord surrounded by her loving family on February 19, 2015 at Monroe Clinic Hospital. Nellie was born on June 23, 1921 the daughter of John and Frieda Klossner and attended Exeter Schools. She was confirmed at Zwingli United Church of Christ in Monticello.
She was a nanny in Madison; she then worked for Dr. Olson in Monticello. Nellie also worked at the Ammon Turkey Farms and Oaktron Industries. Nellie met the love of her life Edward C. Fuchs and they were united in marriage on December 25, 1941 at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Monroe. They farmed together in the Winslow, Monticello and Monroe area’s for many years. They retired from farming and moved to Monroe where they then started Fuchs Day Care for many years. Nellie enjoyed embroidering, which she did everyday even when she didn’t feel good. She enjoyed dancing, her Cockatiel, Lady Bird and her special companion Shadow who sat by her side every day. She also enjoyed her flowers, especially her many Violets and watching birds on the feeders outside: her favorites being the Hummingbirds and Cardinals. Nellie enjoyed her many visits with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She had been a Kidney Dialysis patient for 15 years. She is survived by her daughters, Caryl (Herman) Plantikow of Monroe; 8 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren; Sharon (Wayne) Prisk of Monroe; whom she lived with for the past 18 years; grandchildren: Duane (Sara) Segner, Deanna (Steve) Prisk, Donna (Jason) Borth, Sherri (Marc) Isely, 17 great-grandchildren, 18 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Olga Colden, sister-in-law Wilma Klossner and many nieces and nephews. Nellie is predeceased by her parents; husband, Edward, brother, Robert Klossner, infant brother, Ernest Klossner and brother-in-law, Ralph Colden. Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 12:00 noon at Washington Reformation Church with Pastor Mary Gafner officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery in Monticello. Visitation will be Monday, February 23rd from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at the church. Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family. A memorial fund is being established in Nellie’s memory.
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16
Donna M. Green
age 56, of Monroe, died on February 23, 2015 in Monroe. She was born on July 24, 1958 in Monroe, the daughter of Henry and Alice (Walrack) Hawkinson. Donna was formerly married to Brad Green.
Donna was employed with Jack Links in New Glarus. She is survived by her son, Chad Green, his son, Bryson Green; daughter, Jessica (Kevin Jeremiason) Green; and her children, Gage, and Aria Green, father, Henry (Betty) Hawkinson; brothers, Jim Knudson, Dave (Linda) Hawkinson, Larry Hawkinson; sisters, Sue (Clarence) Martin, Linda (Dale) Belke, Judy Piette, and Carla (Jason) Watts. She is predeceased by her mother, Alice Hawkinson, brother, Chuck Hawkinson, and son, Alan Charles Green. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home with Pastor Mary Gafner officiating. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery in Blanchardville. Visitation will be Friday, February 27th from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
William D. “Billie” Pryce
age 90, of Monroe, formerly Albany, died on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. He was born on August 13, 1924, the son of Burtram and Zula (Gillette) Pryce. He was a graduate of Albany High School. Billie and Marilyn B. Flora were married on April 5, 1946 at the Albany United Methodist Church. Billie farmed in Decatur Township all of his life and was part of the Pryce Brothers Livestock Dealers. He was a member of Monroe United Methodist Church, the Albany, Brodhead and Monroe Masonic Lodges; Green County Shrine and Billie was a charter member of the Albany Lion’s Club.
Billie is survived by his son, Jeffrey (Kristy) Pryce of rural Albany; daughter, Peggy Keeney of Brodhead; 8 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild; a sister, Pauline Hulbert of Brodhead. He is predeceased by his wife, Marilyn; sons, Harry and Greg Pryce; brothers, Woodrow, Warren, Virgil Pryce; sisters, Virginia Zimmerman, Ruth Olson and 3 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at Monroe United Methodist Church, with Rev, Randy Booth officiating. Burial will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Albany. A visitation will be held on Wednesday from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at 11:00 at the Church.
The Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family.
Diane K. Blum
age 68, of Monroe, united with her Lord and Family on Monday, March 2, 2015 at Rainbow Hospice Center in Johnson Creek. She was born on June 18, 1946, the daughter of Ray “Coley” and Wilma (Zumkehr) Blum. She graduated from Monticello High School and UW Platteville.
Diane worked for Monroe Cheese Corporation, Alpine Slicing and Cheese and was a member of Zwingli United Church of Christ. She is survived by brother-in-law, Pete Goepfert of Monticello; numerous cousins; and her beloved pets: Maggie and Missy. She is predeceased by her grandparents: Fred Zumkehr, Marie & Henry Duerst and Margaret & Emil Blum; parents, Ray and Wilma Blum; twin brothers; and sister, Carole Goepfert. Diane was devoted to her family, pets and nature. She was loved by many and will be deeply missed. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Zwingli United Church of Christ in Monticello, with Rev. Jeanne Douglas officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, March 5th from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at the Church. A memorial fund has been established in Diane’s memory. Memorials may be made to: Zwingli United Church of Christ, Green County Humane Society and Monroe Clinic Hospice.
Norman “Shorty” Notter
age 70, of Monroe, died on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at the Monroe Manor Nursing Home. He was born on April 8, 1944 in Monroe, the son of Herman and Vera (Kloepping) Notter.
He was employed as a custodian for Argyle Industries. He also helped maintain the Blackhawk Park in Woodford. Norman enjoyed the outdoors; especially hunting, fishing, trapping, and mushroom hunting. He is survived by his sister, Mary Jane (Robert) Tuescher of Monroe; brothers, Richard (Grace) Notter of Monticello; Roger Notter of Argyle; James Notter of Browntown; Randall Notter of Argyle; sister-in-law, Patricia Notter of Browntown; and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, brother, Daniel, nephew, Jeffrey Notter. A celebration of Norman’s life will be held Sunday March 8, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at Lelle’s Bar in Woodford. Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family.
Bonnie T. Zurfluh
age 67, of Albany, died on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at the New Glarus Home. She was born on October 3, 1947, the daughter of Maurice O. and Mary L. (Wood) Ringhand, and was a 1965 graduate of Albany High School.
Bonnie married Robert D. Zurfluh on August 23, 1980 at Zwingli United Church of Christ in Monticello. Bonnie worked at Advance Transformer, Pleasant View Nursing Home, and later cooked for the Green County Sheriff’s Department until retiring on December 1, 2013. She was a member of McDermott-Steindorf American Legion Post #144 Auxiliary, served as president for over 30 years, Cecil Jones VFW Post #2312 Auxiliary served as president, Albany Lutheran Church, Albany Historical Society served as secretary, and enjoyed card making with her friends. She is survived by her son, Israel (Debbie) Zurfluh of Albany; brothers, Phillip and Fred Ringhand, both of Albany, John Ringhand of North Pole, Alaska; long time friend, Marian Furgal of Monroe; step-granddaughter, Mandi; step-grandson, Jason; and step-great-granddaughter, Mckenzie. She is predeceased by her Parents; and Husband. Funeral services will be Friday, March 6, 2015 at the Albany Lutheran Church at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor David Natzke officiating. Burial will follow at Gap Cemetery rural Albany. Visitation will be Thursday, March 5th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home, 1455 Mansion Dr., and N. 18th Ave. in Monroe. A VFW Auxiliary Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the Albany American Legion Auxiliary or the Albany Historical Society.
P. Jon Kauk
age 79, of Albany, died on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at his home. He was born on October 4, 1935, the son of Phillip and Mary (Bartlett) Kauk and was a 1953 graduate of Albany High School.
Jon was in the U.S. Army from 1957 – 1961, serving in Germany and also the Wisconsin National Guard. Jon married Margaret Keller on December 17, 1960 in Dubuque, IA. Jon worked for Paidar Manufacturing in Albany, and later worked for Baker Manufacturing in Evansville as a Purchasing Agent retiring in 1998. He attended the Albany United Methodist Church; served on the Albany Village Board, as Police Commissioner; he enjoyed sports, hunting, fishing, woodworking, gardening, but most of all enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Kauk, of Albany; daughters, Glady (Brian) Day of Argyle; Dena (Rodney) Wendlandt of Oregon; Chris (Raymond) Thurow of Albany; Jonna (Brian) Powell of Oregon; and Sara (Kyle) Shrader of Belleville; sisters, Phyllis Pickett of Brodhead, Jean (Paul) Clark of Brodhead, sisters-in-law, Kathy Kauk, Hazel (Larry) Ommodt, Kathy (Walter) Mueller, and Karla Neild, all of Albany. He is also survived by many grandchildren: Mathew (Meghan), Nicole, Taylor, Erin, Nathan, Garret, Chelsea, Lucas, Michael, Jordan, Sara, Jacob, Alex, Kaydie and Lana; great-grandchildren: Levi, Alivia, Kailee, Jaxson, Elliot and Emersyn. He is predeceased by his son, Michael; Parents; brother, Richard Kauk; sister, Kathryn Peterson; parents-in-law, George and Nellie Keller; brothers-in-law, Keith and Kenneth Keller; and sister-in-law, Sandy Rhyner. Funeral services will be on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Albany United Methodist Church, with Pastor Pat Soddy officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery in Albany, with Military Graveside Services. Visitation will be on Friday, March 6th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the Church. Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family.
Janice M. Krueger
age 75, of Monroe, died on Friday, March 6, 2015 at the Monroe Manor Nursing Home. She was born on May 26, 1939 in Park Falls, Wisconsin, the daughter of Selo and Arvilla (Reuter) Gutknecht. Janice previously lived in Racine, Wisconsin, and graduated from North Central College in 1961.
Janice and Kent Krueger were married on July 16, 1966 in Clintonville, Wisconsin. Janice owned and operated Jan’s Childcare, in Monroe, for 20 years, and was a former teacher in Racine. She was active within the Monroe Bible Church. She is survived by her husband, Kent Krueger, of Monroe, sons, Kenton (Susie) Krueger and Kevin Krueger, both of Monroe; brother, Paul (Carol) Gutknecht of Philadelphia, PA; grandchildren, Bradley, Alex and Jenna Krueger. She is predeceased by her Parents. Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Monroe Bible Church with Pastor Dan Krahenbuehl officiating. Burial will be in Avoca Cemetery, in Iowa County. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 10th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr., and N. 18th Avenue in Monroe.
Oscar “Ole” L. Hanson
age 77 of Monroe, died Saturday, March 7, 2015. He was born on December 13, 1937 in Dodgeville; the son of Oscar and Mabel (Peterson) Hanson. He graduated from Monroe High School. Oscar served in the National Guard and was called up during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Ole married Sharon Altman in September of 1961 in Monroe; he later married Joy (Wild) Johnson on December 21, 1991 in New Glarus. Ole worked in retail sales his whole life. He opened and managed the Farm and Fleet in Watertown for over 20 years. He was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, a member of New Glarus American Legion. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, and following Wisconsin sports, from High School thru professional, both Men’s and Women’s. He was meticulous doing home improvement projects and landscaping. He took great pride in helping his loved ones’ dreams come true.
He is survived by his wife, Joy of Monroe; two children: Traci (Joseph) Raether of Verona and Craig Hanson of North Conway, NH; 5 step children: Jamie (Jean) Johnson of Hudson, WI, Dan (Shelly) Johnson of Marshfield, Randy (Teri) Johnson of Lawson, MO, Mike (Linda) Johnson of Roy, WA, and Robert (Lyn) Johnson of Inver Grove Heights, MN; 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, beloved sister, Doris Hanson, and 2 brothers: George and Kermit.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, March 12, 2015 at St. John’s United Church of Christ, with Rev. Todd Hackman officiating. Burial will be in Yellowstone Cemetery. A visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, Monroe, 1455 Mansion Dr.
Lois M. Hansen
age 91, of Monticello, died on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Azura Memory Care. Previously Lois had been living with her two daughters. She was born on April 1, 1923, in Fairbault, MN; the daughter of Arthur and Luella (Shipman) James and graduated from South Beloit High School in 1941. Lois and Fritz Hansen were married on June 5, 1954 in Chicago, IL.
Lois was an Art Teacher since 1965 in her own Studio and later at Blackhawk Tech, where she taught Oil’s, Ceramic’s and Rosemalling. She served as president of the American Business Woman’s Association; member of the Eastern Star; 4-H Leader for several years; was a member of the Beloit American Legion Auxiliary; and she also managed the Brodhead Senior Center. She enjoyed Quilting; but her biggest passion was her Art Work. She is survived by her children: Donna Melton, of Brodhead; Luann (Jim) Sandlin of Monticello; Joy (Lon) Arnes of Argyle; brothers, Arthur (Yvonne) James Jr. of Beloit; Russell (Barb) James of Roscoe, IL; sister, Doris Earl of Roscoe, IL; 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. She is predeceased by her Husband, Fritz; son, Fritz L. Hansen; brothers, Donald and Norval; and grandson, Albert Sandlin. Memorial Services will be Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 12:00 noon at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home, 1455 Mansion Dr., and N. 18th Avenue in Monroe, with Pastor Mary Gafner officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation will be Saturday, March 14th from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 noon at the Funeral Home.
age 93, of Monroe, died on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born on January 16, 1922 in Daleyville, Wisconsin, the daughter of Ole and Hattie (Hanson) Peterson.
She was very artistic in designing Floral and Craft Projects. Amanda loved to dance, play cards and spend time with family and friends. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her Parents, husband, Ken Conerty; step-children, Mike, John, and Patsy; sisters, Helga Hefty, Hilda Gooch, Bertha Stauffer, Elizabeth Miller; brothers, Tom, Alfred, Leo, Bernard and William Peterson; and a special friend, Paul. Funeral services will be Monday, March 16, 2015 at 12:00 Noon at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr., and N. 18th Ave., in Monroe, with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, March 16th from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 Noon at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Amanda’s memory.
Ruth M. Hussar
84, of Monroe, passed away,Thursday, March 12, 2015, at Monroe Clinic Hospital. She was born on April 6, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Paul and Frieda Bockmann. Ruth lived in Chicago until 1994 when she moved to Monroe. She was married to John C. Hussar on April 24, 1960 at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Chicago. Ruth helped and cared for her mother and several nieces and nephews. She enjoyed puzzles, bingo, playing cards, nature, her dog, Charlie, and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her brother, Robert Bockmann, nieces and nephews: James (Dawn) Berghorn, Kenneth Berghorn, Susan (Gary) Babb, Sharon Berghorn, Michael Bockmann, and Patricia (Charles) Brummond. Great nieces and nephews: Jennifer (Christopher Lybarger) Babb, Leah (John) Swedlund, Mason Berghorn, Brynnley Berghorn, Madalyn Payne, Kolton Payne, Matthew Brummond, Kevin Brummond. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, John, and sister, Elaine Berghorn.
There will be no funeral per Ruth’s request. A memorial fund is being established.
Gladys L. Von Kaenel
age 94, of New Glarus, formerly of Monroe, died on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at the New Glarus Nursing Home. She was born on February 1, 1921 in Yakima, Washington, the daughter of Charles and Edith May (Ervert) Ashman.
Gladys and Robert Von Kaenel were married on August 22, 1943 in Yakima, Washington. She worked at Oaktron Industries and at The Swiss Colony. Gladys was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ and enjoyed spending time with family; especially spending time with her husband in Sun City, West Arizona. She is survived by her son, Robert (Karen) Von Kaenel of Monroe; daughters, Debra Goyich of Monroe, Mary Von Kaenel of Monroe; grandchildren: Jerry (Heidi) Von Kaenel, Gary (Mandy) Von Kaenel, Derek (Whitney) Goyich; great-grandchildren, Nash, Wyatt, Veronica, Auburn, and Walker Von Kaenel. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert; brothers, Charles Ashman, Ernest Ashman; sisters, Mabel Hudson, Helen Walters and son-in-law, Ted Goyich.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr., and N. 18th Avenue with co-officiants, Pastor Dennis Perger and Pastor Chuck Heffelfinger officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be Monday, March 23rd from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home. A memorial is being established in Gladys’s memory.
John Evangelist Walsh
age 87, of Monroe, died on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born on December 27,1927 in New York, NY; the son of Thomas and Ann (Cunney) Walsh.
John attended Power Memorial High School and Iona College. John was a World War II Era Veteran, serving in the U.S. Infantry in Trieste, Italy, 1946 - 1948 John and Dorothy Schubis were married on November 17, 1956 in Auburndale, NY. John was a writer: he was an author of two dozen books of Literary Biography and History and Editor at Prentice-Hall, Simon and Schuster, and Reader’s Digest in New York. He was born and raised in the Roman Catholic Church. John is survived by his wife, Dorothy, of Monroe; John Walsh of Washington DC; Timothy (Barbara) Walsh of Madison, WI; Ann Amanda Walsh of Belmont, MA; sister, Patricia Kelly of Limerick, Ireland; and 3 grandchildren. He is predeceased by his Parents; son, Matthew Walsh, Houston, TX; brother, Thomas Walsh, of New York, NY; brother, William Walsh, of Columbia, SC; and sister, Bernice, of New York, NY. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, March 27, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church, with Fr. Larry Bakke as Celebrant. Visitation will be Friday, March 27th from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at the Church.
Irma R. Golackson
age 85, died on March 21, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on July 26, 1929, daughter of Emil H. Buehler and Annie (Olson-Vinger) Buehler. Irma and Robert Golackson were married on July 24, 1950 at Jordan Lutheran Church.
Irma worked for the Monroe Clinic for 32 years. After her retirement, she continued to take care of people in their own homes. One of her greatest joys in life was helping others. She was an exceptional caregiver and will be sadly missed by the many people she worked with and their families. Irma also loved to travel, antiquing, dancing and especially her annual July birthday parties. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends including a special friend, Robert Wuetrich.
She is survived by six children, Robert Golackson, Richard (Deb) Golackson, Ron Golackson, Randy Golackson, Rodney Golackson and Rita (Vic) Benkert and one sister Charlene LaDow.
She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Golackson, parents, one child, Russell Golackson, sister, Lila Benson and two brothers Henry Buehler and Ernest Buehler.
Friends may call at The Moose Lodge on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 12:00-3:00 for a Celebration of Life.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Monroe Clinic Hospice for their excellent care and support to her and her family.
Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family.
Mary C. Coker
age 68, of Monroe, died on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at her home. She was born on November 9, 1946 in Chicago, IL; the daughter of John and Margaret (Openhauser) Hickey.
Mary and Ronald Coker were married on February 16, 1972 in Chicago, IL. She is survived by her children: Larry (Linda) Snow of Monroe; Ron Coker of Madison; Ann (Derek) Coker of Monroe; 18 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her Parents; husband, Ronald; son, Adam Snow; daughter, Ann Snow; grandson, Lee Snow; brother, James Hickey; sisters, Marge Flynn and Carol Clark. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, March 29th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home.