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Roumaine F. Holland Sr.
age 85, of Monroe, died on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at the V.A. Hospital in Madison. He was born on August 24, 1932 in Stockton, Illinois, the son of Paul and Lola (Bunker) Holland. He graduated from Stockton High School in 1950.
He served in the Air Force during the Korean War from 1951 to 1955.
Roumaine married Victoria Galaviz in 1955, in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Roumaine was a dairy farmer in the Argyle area, retiring in 1990. After he retired he worked at Swiss Colony and Prairie Hill Cheese factory.
He is survived by 5 children: Roland (Kendra) Holland of Rincon GA, Roumaine (Kathy) Holland Jr. of New Glarus,, William (Teresa) Holland of Monroe, Daniel (Jody) Holland of Argyle, and Debra Lelle of Monroe; a daughter-in-law, Jill Melland; grandchildren: Jeremi Alexander, Shelly Alexander, Jason (Ginny) Holland, Jaclyn (Brett) Macy, Dennis (Kevin) Holland, Ashley (Jesse) Holland-Donahue, Benjamin Voss, Kathleen Voss, Angela (Tony) Wiemiller, Kelly (Will) Grohler, Brandon (Korin) Beckwith, Daniel (Sarah) Holland II, Brittney (Brett) Newman, Chelsea (Adam) Tillis, Randy (Brooke Adams) Melland, Amanda Melland, Olivia Melland, great-grandchildren: Noah, Emme, Clara, Tanner, Brooklyn, Trevor, Johnny, Liam, Reese, Everly, Jaiden, Bryson, Ainsley, Westley, Landon, Ady, Haddie, Bentley and Madden; 2 brothers: Haldean (Lynn) Holland of Leesburg, FL and Merton (Sharon) Holland of Lena, IL, a sister, Maelinda Bolen of Stockton, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son Randall, daughter, Gloria Doherty; and sisters, Waynette Costello and Madalene Holland in infancy; son-in-law, Thomas Lelle.
Private family services will be held at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home.
age 88, of Browntown, died peacefully on Friday, January 5, 2018 at her home. She was born on October 17, 1929 in Lafayette County, the daughter of Ben and Eveline (Rodebaugh) Goodman. She graduated South Wayne High School in 1947.
Suzanne married John Minder on June 22, 1947 in Browntown. She worked on the farm alongside her husband. She belonged to the Homemakers club, was active in 4-H, taught Sunday school, enjoyed sewing, cross stitch, dancing and reading.
She is survived by her children: Michael (Janet) Minder of Browntown, Dawn (Dale) Hoesly of Monroe, Dian (Jayson) Storts of Madison, Michele (Craig) Meiter of Stillman Valley, IL, and David (Kathy) Minder of Browntown; 13 grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, John; 2 brothers: Sam and Charles Goodman; 3 sisters: Thelma Cary, Audrey Schliem, and Dorothy Webster.
Private graveside services will be held at Saucerman Cemetery at a later date. Memorials can be given in Suzanne’s name to Boys Town.
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Jill Marie Neuenschwander
age 57, of Monroe passed away on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at Azura Memory Care in Monroe. She was born on April 19, 1964 the daughter of Frederick “Fritz” and Joan (Hauser) Neuenschwander.
Jill lived most of her life in Monroe, Brodhead and Neillsville. When Jill was 16 years old she was involved in a motorcycle accident, with a friend. The injuries she sustained from the accident affected her health for the rest of her life, especially in the last 15 years. Everyday life became more challenging for her; she was able to live in adult care facilities that provided her with wonderful care. Jill liked to cook, play cards, and took great care of her cats. In her younger years, she enjoyed helping take care of her nephews.
Jill is survived by her mother, Joan; sister, Jody (Paul); brother, Frederick; and three nephews; Stoney (Amy), Cody (Alisha), and Skyler (Laura); great-nieces and nephews, Katelyn, Trenton, Brodey, Brody, Roslind, Ashtyn, and Lucy.
She was preceded in death by her father, Frederick “Fritz” Neuenschwander and special friend Alan.
Private family services will be held at a later date. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.shriner111.com
Colleen Mae Schulthess
age 86 of Ash Flat, Arkansas formerly of Monroe, WI passed away on Friday, October 15, 2021 at White River Medical Center Hospital in Batesville, AR. She was born the daughter of Obert & Mavis (Nybroten) Vinje on July 23, 1935 in Blanchardville, WI.
In 1951 Colleen married Maurice C. Pederson, until his passing in 1974. Together they had 4 children. She was later united in marriage to Jakob Schulthess, Sr. in Sept. of 1975 at St. John's United Church of Christ in Monroe until his death in 2014 .Colleen worked as a waitress at the Swiss Colony Inn for several years, later she worked at Monroe Cheese Corp. in Monticello until she retired.
Colleen is survived by her children, Christine (Bruce) Schoen of Ash Flat AR, Debra (Jeff) Yaun of Monticello, WI and Carolyn (David Kundert) Pederson of New Glarus, WI; step-children, Sybil (Doug) Traverso of CA, Ursula Meier of Juda and step-daughter-in-law, Candie Schulthess of CA; siblings, Mary (Paul) Schroeder of Orfordville, Phillip (Deb) Vinje of Janesville, Joan (Jerry) Christiansen of Beloit, Judy (Gordy) Hynes of Gays Mills; 5 grandchildren and spouses; 9 great-grandchildren; 6 step-grandchildren; 9 step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, daughter, Linda Pederson, stepson, Jakob Schulthess, Jr., sister, Gail Vinje; and step-son-in-law, John Meier.
Private Family Services will be held at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home in Monroe, WI. Burial will take place in Calvary Cemetery. The service will be available to watch on live stream at https://webcasts.lifetributes.com/1169619 at 1:00PM on Friday, October 22, 2021.
of Monroe died Sunday October 17, 2021. Born May 1, 1951, in Monroe, he was the only child of Duane E. and Nedra A. (Hilliard) Kohl. He graduated from Monroe High School in 1969. He attended the University of Wisconsin -Madison, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and a Juris Doctor Degree. Jeff was admitted to the State Bar of Wisconsin in June 1976. After practicing law in LaCrosse County, he returned to Monroe in February 1988 and served as Assistant District Attorney in Green County from then until his retirement in January 2017.
Jeffrey married Joanne M. (Wiechert) Kohl on August 11, 1973. He is survived by Joanne, as well as his son Matthew J. Kohl (Jessica), and granddaughter Josephine, of Orlando Florida; and daughter Laura M. Kohl and son Michael D. Kohl, both of Monroe.
The family is being assisted by Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home. At Jeffrey’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral. Persons wishing to honor or memorialize Jeffrey may send donations to the Green County Humane Society. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
age 77, passed away Monday, October 18, 2021 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital in Monroe. She was born on July 27, 1944 in Batesville, Indiana the daughter of Robert and Clydia (Hughes) Siebert. She attended Brookville Indiana High School where she graduated in 1962.
Beverly married Ronald Shell on December 16, 1962 in Brookville, IN. From 1969 until her retirement in 2005 she farmed in Albany with her husband and later started a daycare, and became known as Grandma Shell to many. She loved spending time with her family and grandkids. Holidays were a special time, whether it was the huge easter egg hunt, or Hattie the witch on the front porch, or the dancing Santa Clause when you opened the front door, she made every holiday special.
Beverly is survived by her husband Ronald; children, Jeffrey (Sarah) Shell of Ontario, WI, Rhonda (Brian) Flannery of Albany, WI, Tracy (Steve) Stefanik of Albany, WI, Tammy (Joshua) Sullivan of Brodhead, WI, Ryan (Sarah) Shell of Ft Atkinson, WI, Jessica (Eric) Thompson of Albany, WI; grandchildren, Tyler (Tanya) Shell, Karrisa (Brett) Cupps, Isaiah (Breana) Shell, Joshua Shell, Subhas Flannery, Radhika Flannery, Jada Flannery, Raj Flannery, Jordan (Kevin) Ile, Hailey Stefanik, Clinton Sullivan, Emma Thompson, Evelyn Thompson, and Matthew Thompson; great-grandkids, Tristan, Taliyah, Treyton, Hannah, and Natalie; brothers, Robert (Mary Beth) Siebert and Gary (Connie) Siebert; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 3:00 PM at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE FUNERAL HOME with Pat Pluss officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Albany, WI. A visitation will be held Saturday, from 1:00 PM until the time of the service.
Gary M. Smith
age 64, passed away on Tuesday October, 19 2021 at the William S. Middleton Veteran’s Memorial Hospital in Madison, WI. He was born September 27, 1957, in Sparta, WI the son of Henry and Marie (Schmeider) Smith. He attended New Glarus High School.
After graduation Gary went into the Air Force Reserves and after 6 months was called up into the U.S. Air Force, after serving 4 years he returned to Wisconsin and later signed up for the Air National Guard and then the Army National Guard. For 25 years he worked at Oscar Mayer until his retirement. He enjoyed fishing, cars, and motorcycles. He also enjoyed watching cartoons and the Packers play. He enjoyed history, especially of our military, and how the wars and the equipment changed over the years.
Gary is survived by his children, Travis (Janelle) Smith of Browntown, Lydia Lattin of Monroe, Eileen (Greg O’Bel) Freitag of Monroe; 6 grandchildren;brothers, Richard (Jodie) Smith of Milton, WI and Bruce Smith of New Glarus, WI; sisters, Kathleen Smith-Klein of West Salem, WI and Maxine Johnson of Stoughton, WI.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Pat, Bob, Lester, Charlie, and sister in infancy, Mary.
Burial will take place at a later date at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Sparta, WI, with Military Honors.
age 85, of Monroe, passed away Friday, October 22, 2021 at her home. She was born November 8, 1935 the daughter of Clarence and Dorothy (Krugjohann) Ostby. She attended Monroe High School.
Barbara married Joseph Leitzinger on April 20, 1956 in Shullsburg; he preceded her in death in 1997. She took pride in taking care of her family and her home. She was a wonderful mother, care giver, and cook. She enjoyed reading, sewing, crocheting, and traveling.
Barbara is survived by her daughters Karen Leitzinger from Monroe and Jean (Jon) Finseth from Verona; and granddaughter Kaylee Finseth of Verona. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 11:00 AM at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Sarah Mae Gabuyo officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.
A visitation will be held Wednesday, from 10:00 AM until the time of the service.
Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.shriner111.com
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Dennis Eugene Lauer
age 81, of Monroe, WI passed away on October 22. Dennis was born on September 14, 1940 to Clarence and Esther (Hagen) Lauer, and lived in Janesville, WI until moving to Monroe in 1988. He was a loving husband to his wife of 50 years, and a proud father.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Rodney and Kenneth, sister-in-law, Judy Lauer and brother-in-law, Robert Thompson. He is survived by his wife, Betsy (Armfield) Lauer; daughter, Doni (Ken) Thomas; granddaughter, Wriglie; son, Tony (Ashley) Lauer; sister, Carol Thompson; three foster children, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Dennis was a proud lifetime foundryman and retired in 2004 from Citation Browntown as a Pattern Engineer. His passions included working on his home, cars, tractors, and his 1904 Case Steam Engine of which he was most proud. He was a long-time volunteer on the piledriver at the Rock River Thresheree.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Friday, October 29, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, with Reverend Jeffry Meyers officiating. Burial will be in Cooksville Cemetery at a later date. A visitation will be held Friday from 10:00 am until the time of service.
Theron “Bud” Olson
age 82, passed away on October 19, 2021 in Greenland, NH surrounded by family. Bud was born on March 8, 1939 and graduated from Monroe High School in 1958. Bud then enlisted in the United States Air Force.
His assignments took him to 9 stateside bases and 5 overseas bases including Morocco, Thailand, and Vietnam. He was also deployed to South Africa where he was assigned to the Department of Defense Attaché at the United States Embassy in Pretoria. While there, he played softball on the South African Police team. He was recognized as an outstanding athlete and was invited to participate in the African Olympics by the South African government.
Bud received many awards and medals during his service, including the Joint Service Commendation Medal awarded by the Dept. of Defense for meritorious service in the Defense Attaché Office in Pretoria, South Africa.
Other accomplishments include earning his private pilot’s license and his Black Belt in both Judo and Tae Kwon Do.
Bud retired as a Master Sergeant after 22 proud years of service in the United States Air Force.
Bud survived a motorcycle accident where he suffered brain damage and was later diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.
Bud was a member of Wiota Lutheran Church, The American Legion, Vietnam Vets, and AA (where he proudly received his 35-year medallion this past July 2021). Bud loved his AA family.
Bud is survived by his daughter Tracy (Kevin) Niland of Greenland, NH, son Kenneth (Ashley) Olson of Ashford, AL, granddaughter Taylor Niland and her fiancé Joseph Dewey of Washington, DC, grandchildren Savannah and Cooper Olson of Ashford, AL, ex-wife Joan Huizinga of Portsmouth, NH, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Bud was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Elsie (Komprood) Olson, his sisters and their husbands, Charlotte and Harold Johnson and Marabelle and Ronald Johnson, and his niece and her husband, Gloria and Robert Montgomery.
Visitations will be held on Friday, October 29th, from 4-7 pm, at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE FUNERAL HOME in Monroe, WI, as well as the Wiota Lutheran Church in Wiota, WI on Saturday, October 30th from 10-11 am. The funeral service will follow, beginning at 11 am. Afterwards, the burial will be at the West Wiota Cemetery in Wiota, WI. There will be a luncheon at the Wiota Lutheran Church immediately following the burial.
age 79, passed away Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. She was born February 16, 1942 the daughter of Thomas and Beatrice (White) Leffingwell. She attended Verona High School and later the UW Madison where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Radiology.
Janet married Wayne Albertson on October 5, 1963 in Belleville, WI. She was a radiologist in Madison for several years before becoming a Licensed Real Estate Agent. She was a member of the Albany United Methodist Church and also a very active member of the Albany community.
Janet is survived by her husband, Wayne; daughter, Karen Albertson both of Albany; sister, Barb (Dan) Elmer of Oregon; and several dear friends and extended relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Sharon Kruger; son, Duane “Dewey” Albertson; and sister, Blanche (Ken) Blake.
The Celebration of Life service will be held Sunday, October 31, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Albany United Methodist Church with Reverend Thomas Moe officiating. A time to gather and celebrate Janet’s life will be from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM, at the church.
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Marilyn R. Lien
age 81 of Monroe, passed away on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at New Glarus Home. She was born the daughter of Leo and Faye (Soper) Gutzmer on May 3, 1940 in Harrison, Nebraska.
Marilyn worked for National Guardian Life Insurance Company for 30 years. After her retirement she worked at local gas stations, to keep busy. When she was younger, she enjoyed sewing; she used to make her kids’ clothes and outfits. She also like to watch the Green Bay Packers play and going to the track to watch horse races.
She is survived by her children, Sherry (Mark) Sheskey of Blanchardville, Shelly Hayes of Marshall, and Jeff (Sonia) Lien of Madison; 3 grandchildren, Brittany Wagner, Kaleb Vingum, and Cheyenne Hayes; 2 great-grandchildren, Devan and Dawson; brothers, Phil (Lauri) Gutzmer and Gary Gutzmer; and sister, Shirley Zuhlke.
She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Roger Gutzmer, Judy Sardeson, Gerald, Ronnie. Denny and Greg Gutzmer; and brother-in-law, Ken Zuhlke.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, November 5, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday from 10:00 AM until the time of service.
Frederick Charles “Fritz” Neuenschwander
age 80, passed away peacefully on February 10, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. Fritz was born on May 11, 1939 in Eau Claire, WI, to Fred and Mary (Schaller) Neuenschwander.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11AM on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Father Tafadzwa Kushamba as celebrant. Visitation will be held from 10AM until the time of service on Saturday, at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.
Rita Lorraine (Seffrood) (Harmon) Reid
age 75, of Winnebago, formerly of Monroe, passed away on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at Mercy Health Hospital in Rockford. Born on April 23, 1946 in Monroe, WI to Vernus and Kathren (Jennings) Seffrood, Rita attended St. Victor’s Catholic Grade School and Monroe schools; she was a 1964 graduate of South Wayne High School. She earned her teaching degree from the UW-Platteville in 1968. Rita was married to Edwin Harmon, together they had two sons. She was later united in marriage to William “Bill” Reid on July 3, 1981 in Winnebago, IL.
Rita was a high school history teacher for the Iowa-Grant Schools in Wisconsin. She later moved to Rockford and worked for the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services-Child Welfare for 24 years before her retirement. She was a talented quilter and was a member of Sinnissippi Quilters in Rockford; she also taught quilting and heirloom sewing. Rita loved animals, cared for countless stray cats, and was a member of the ASPCA. She was a strong advocate for women's rights. Rita was an avid reader, mostly of fiction, history, and content related to current events. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren. Rita was a longtime member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Pecatonica, IL; where she and Bill renewed their wedding vows in the Catholic faith.
Rita was a fierce supporter of, and fighter for her family and friends. She was generous with her time, energy, and resources. Rita will be greatly missed by all who loved and depended on her.
Rita is survived by her husband of 40 years, Bill; her sons, Christopher (Jessica) Harmon and Garrick Harmon; grandchildren, Ryder, Lauren, and Colette; and sisters, Sharon Clark and Vicki (Howard) Moore.
She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Edwin; brother, Roger Seffrood; sister-in-law, Joanne Seffrood; sister, Colleen Deininger; brother-in-law, Frank Deininger; and brother-in-law, Kenny Clark.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11AM on Friday, November 5, 2021 at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor’s Catholic Church with Father Tafadzwa Kushamba as celebrant. Burial will follow service in Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Friday from 10AM until the time of service, at the church. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local animal shelter, or adopt a shelter pet in the future.
Jamie L. Caldwell
age 47, passed away Monday, November 1, 2021 at his home. He was born February 14, 1974, the son of Larry and Linda (Grabandt) Caldwell. He attended Albany High School and graduated in 1993. He married Tana Dailey on March 15, 1996 in Monroe, WI.
Jamie worked for several years detailing cars for the Brodhead Chevy Dealership. He enjoyed building models, fishing and canoeing, fixing up old cars, playing his music, spending time with family and friends.
Jamie is survived by his daughter, Felicia Caldwell of Albany; son, Dylan Caldwell of Albany; and brother Larry (Lynda) Caldwell of Albany; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and aunt Angeline Caldwell.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, November 13, 2021 at the Albany Lions Club from 12:00 PM until 4:00 PM.
Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.
Steven Roger Elmer
age 70 of Monroe, died unexpectedly at home in his sleep on Tuesday, November 2, 2021.
Steve was born on October 10, 1951 in Monroe to Roger and Ruth (Fritzenmeier) Elmer. He graduated from Monroe High School in 1969, the University of Wisconsin in 1973, and the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1980.
Steve devoted his professional life to serving his community. He was a City of Monroe police officer from 1973-1977, Green County Undersheriff from 1981-1985, and Sheriff of Green County from 1985-1994. From 1999 until his retirement in 2018, Steve was a Professor of Criminal Justice at UW-Platteville, where he shared his experience with the next generation of law enforcement professionals. His students appreciated his formidable knowledge, supportive nature, approachability, and the pizza party they were guaranteed on the last day of every semester. Steve also practiced law in Monroe and served as Lafayette County Corporation Counsel.
Steve was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Marilyn Holm of Brodhead, and two aunts, Clara and Louise Fritzenmeier of Freeport, Il. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Paula, their two sons, Steven of Menomonee Falls and Jonathan (Acacia) of Reedsville, one grandson, and extended family.
In addition to spending time with his wife and sons, Steve enjoyed maintaining the family's 19th century home, flying his Piper Cherokee from the Monroe Airport, and backpacking, fishing, and canoeing. He also vacationed nearly every year in Colorado with his family. Earlier in life, Steve volunteered with the Green County EMS. He was a life-long member of St. John’s United Church of Christ.
A visitation will be held on Monday, November 8th from 5-7 pm at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home in Monroe.
On Tuesday, November 9th, continued visitation will be held at St. John's United Church of Christ from 10-11 am, followed by a funeral service, at the church; and interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Green County EMS, Monroe Clinic and Hospital Foundation, or to St. John's United Church of Christ.
Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.
Bradley J. Kaderly
age 39, passed away on Thursday November 11, 2021. He was born October 27, 1982 to John and Tammy (Fowler) Kaderly. He graduated from Brodhead High School in 2000. During high school he was a member of the FFA and received a national award and the Boy Scouts, having earned the rank of Eagle Scout.
Brad started his law enforcement career working at the Juvenile Detention Center in Rock County then he worked for the Green County Sheriff’s Department. Since 2005 he has worked for the Rock County Sherriff’s Department as a Deputy Sheriff. He was involved with the recreation safety team and he was also a recreational safety instructor. In his free time, he enjoyed riding ATV’s, snowmobiling, canoeing, rafting, and spending time at the cabin.
Brad is survived by his parents, Tammy (Mike) Clark of Brodhead and Jack (Laurie Williams) Kaderly of Janesville; brothers, Greg (Brooke) Kaderly and Brian Clark; nieces and nephews, Parker, Blake, and Tessa; maternal grandmother, Mary Hafen; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Harold Hafen; paternal grandparents, John and Mary Kaderly; sister, Tabitha Kaderly in infancy.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Brodhead. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 17, at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home in Monroe, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM and from 10:00 am Thursday until the time of service, at the church.
Everson Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Gerald “Jerry” Gene Wiesenberg
age 83, of Monroe passed away on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born the son of Erwin and Martha (Kline) Wiesenberg on their family home-farm east of Monroe. He attended Monroe schools. Jerry was united in marriage to Janet Patricia Ihus on October 10, 1959 in Blanchardville.
Jerry started working for Monroe Ready Mix as a truck driver as a teenager; he later became their mechanic and spent 50 dedicated years with their company. After his retirement he continued to drive dump truck for those who needed him. He was a former member of the Monroe Moose Lodge #754. Jerry enjoyed going to the casino, playing cards, gardening, fishing, hunting, and making jam; which he loved to share with family and friends. He and his family have many great memories visiting their cabin on Lake Wisconsin for nearly 20 years for vacations and weekend getaways.
Jerry is survived by his children, Brenda (Harlan) Emberson of Argyle, Renee (Andy Strack) Wiesenberg of Monticello, Sandra (Steve) Flannery of Argyle, and Connie (Dave Kann) Bartow of Monroe; 7 grandchildren, Amanda (Courtney Carter) Emberson, Bryon (fiancé, Hannah Hanson) Emberson, Kevin and Sarah Flannery, Jacob (Marci) Boss, Joshua Boss, and Janean (Anthony) Anderson; 4 great-grandchildren, Elena and Emily Boss and Easton and Hadley Anderson; brother, Nathan (Penny) Wiesenberg; and sisters-in-law, Mary Wiesenberg of Monroe and Grace Peterson of Mt. Horeb.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Janet in 2017; grandson, Jeremy Boss; great-grandson, Noah Anderson; son-in-law, Dennis Bartow; siblings, Delores Meyers, Erwin, Kenneth, and Richard Wiesenberg, and Rose in infancy; brothers-in-law, Gordon (Bernadine) Ihus, Donald (Pauline) Ihus, Paul Ihus, and Maynard Peterson; and sisters-in-law, Donna (Paul) O’Brien, Betty (Edward) Duffey, and Marilyn (Burnell) Moen.
Memorial Services will be held at 6:00PM on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Mary Gafner officiating. A private family burial will be held at Greenwood Cemetery later.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 3:00PM until the time of service, at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.
The service will be available through live stream at the following link: https://webcasts.lifetributes.com/1175131
Dona J. Mauerman
age 91, passed away Monday, November 15, 2021 at Azura Memory Care in Monroe. She was born October 17, 1930 the daughter of Edward and Amy (Carter) Burkhalter. She graduated from Orfordville High School.
Dona married Melvin Mauerman on January 16, 1949 in East Luther Valley. She worked for the telephone company in Beloit, Swiss Colony, and Monroe Clinic throughout her life. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and a member of the Women of the Moose Chapter #599. For many years Dona volunteered for the Monroe Clinic Hospice. Her hobbies included knitting and crocheting. Dona simply enjoyed life and had lunch with her sisters every Friday for several years.
She is survived by her sister, Carol (Robert) Meythaler; nephew Mark (Casey) Meythaler; and several extended relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Melvin Mauerman; brother, Rodney Burkhalter; and sister, Iva Scoville; niece, Amy Sangermano.
A private graveside service will be held at Greenwood Cemetery in Brodhead with Reverend Richard Thickpenny officiating. Shriner Hager Gohlke is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.
age 78, passed away Saturday, November 20, 2021 at his home. He was known as Don to a few. To everybody else he was just Brownie. His wife was called Mrs. Brownie on occasion. He grew up around hard work. As a kid he ran two paper routes at a time, did farm work and any other odd jobs to help support his family. It was because of family financial hardships that he had to work and couldn’t finish high school with his class in 1961. Don had a nearly 50 year working career at St.Clare Hospital/The Monroe Clinic. First in the cafeteria and later in the laundry with his future wife and her Uncle Dick Maurer. He was a friend to all who worked there: Doctors, nurses, administration, maintenance guys and so on. Hospital chaplain the late Father Thomas Campion, became a close friend and a sometime supplier of Badger tickets over the years. Don was destined to the life of bachelorhood until he met and fell in love with his co-worker, Becky Buol. They were married on May 8, 1976. Becky brought to the marriage a new set of parents, four brothers, two sisters and a whole new life for Don. He was accepted as a son and a brother. Probably to his chagrin he became the lovable guy to get picked on by his new family on occasion. At the end of the day, he knew he was loved.
Don was a huge sports fan. Especially Monroe High School events. He was at any and all of these. Lee Mitchell and the basketball championship run in 1965 was probably his favorite memory. The cross-country harrier hounds that used to run at the Monroe Country Club, track in the spring, and girls’ softball at Twining Park were always on his schedule. He was a season ticket holder at boys’ basketball games for many years. He got to know these young people and in turn they respected him for his support. He was proud when his brothers in law Pete and Mike played basketball and nephews Jim and John played in state championship games in Madison. He got to know many of the opposing coaches and athletic directors along the way. He loved the Packers. He would go to games on occasion with the late Dr. Jack Murray. Of course, Don hated the Bears. He had no time for the Cubs or their fans either. As a Milwaukee Braves fan in the 50’s and 60’s he continued to follow them when they moved to Atlanta and became the Atlanta Braves. He was so happy and cried for joy when they just won the World Series this year. UW sports were watched also and when all- star wrestling came to town he would be there.
He was always proud of Monroe and Green County. He would take vacations just to spend the week at the fair. Balloon rallies, Cheese Days, and flea markets were just some events that got him outside enjoying walking and the nice weather. He was a regular at Ruef’s Confectionary, Baumgartner’s, Martin’s Sport Shop and The Corner Cafe on occasion stopping in to maybe just to say hello, catch up on local gossip and to be out among the people. He liked local fishing when he was younger. Playing euchre, lottery tickets and nickel slot machines brought him enjoyment. He collected many things over the years: Coins, ball cards, Coca Cola stuff, Santa Clauses, beanie babies back in the day and his latest like were red trucks for Christmas. He was a dog Dad to Fritz and Gus. Diet Coke was his beverage of choice. Burgers and fried chicken were on his dinner plate quite often.
He was very proud of his late twin brother Ron and older brother Cliff and their lifelong accomplishments. He always spoke highly of them. Cliff with his work and family in Rockford. Ron as a teacher and coach at Janesville Parker High School and the fine wife and kids that he had.
He was preceded in death by his parents. Twin brother Ron. Becky’s parents, Peter and Mary Buol. Sisters in law, Dorothy Brown, Joyce Buol, and Deena Buol. Brother-in-law Jack Thomas.
Survivors include, his wife of 45 years Becky, brother Cliff, brothers in law, Gary Goodman, George Buol, Scott Buol, Peter Buol, and Mike Buol. Sisters in law, Sandy Brown, Cyndi Goodman, Brenda Thomas, Robbyn Buol, and Kate Maresch. Nieces and nephews also.
Brownie loved his wife Becky and both sides of his family. He was a loving son, brother, husband, father figure, uncle, and friend to all that came to know him. He leaves an enormous hole in his loved ones lives as they gather this holiday season.
A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, December 03, 2021 at the Moose Lodge in Monroe from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Randall L. Notter
age 67, passed away Monday, November 22, 2021 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born on October 15, 1954, the son of Herman and Vera (Kloepping) Notter. He was of the South Wayne class of 1974.
Randy was a lifelong mechanic; he was an expert in painting and restoration. In his free time Randy worked on restoring vintage motorcycles, helping on the farm, and hauling silage.
Randy had two passions in his life, first of those being his boys. Raising them on his own, after the passing of their mother, at the ages of 7 and 8. The constant reminder from friends and family of the job he was doing would put a shine in his eye. He was an exceptional teacher to the boys, and the most patient of any man while doing so. There wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for them, and was always there in their times of need. He loved them with a passion most can’t understand. He leaves a truly irreplaceable place in their hearts. The second was his ability to fix or repair anything that would cross his path. From fabricating, rebuilding an engine, or a full restoration of a muscle car or motorcycle, Randy had it dialed in. He learned how to do body work from his brother Danny, and was known by many to do great work as he restored countless vehicles.
Randall is survived by his sons, Luke (Angela) Notter and their daughter, Quinn; Lance (Megan) Notter and their son, Tristan; his step-son, Chris Johnson and his daughters, Raven and Connie Johnson; siblings, Mary Jane (Bob) Tuescher, Dick (Grace) Notter, Roger Notter, and James Notter.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Daniel Notter and Norman Notter.
A Celebration of Randall’s Life will be held at a later date. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Matthew J. Herbst
age 39, passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at the UW Hospital in Madison. Matt was born January 24,1982 the son of William and Pamela (Vordermann) Herbst. He was a graduate of Monroe High School.
Matt married the love of his life, Jennifer Zimmerman-Stiner on July 3, 2010 in Monroe. He worked for the City of Monroe in the Park and Rec Department. He was very involved in Park and Rec coaching football, softball, and was a referee for volleyball. He took great pride in coaching for his daughter Alexis’ team. He loved hunting, fishing, firework shows, bike rides, and cooking. Matt also loved all animals; especially his cat, Remmy.
Matt is survived by his wife, Jenn Herbst; daughter, Alexis Herbst; step-son, Ethan Mueller; father, William “Bill” (Shari Cook) Herbst; brother Alec Herbst; paternal grandmother, Elva Hermanson, all of Monroe; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended relatives, and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Pamela Herbst; maternal grandparents, Jacob and Dorothy Vordermann; and paternal grandfather, Freddie Herbst.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 1, 2021 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home. In Matt’s true spirit please feel free to dress casually.
Private Family Services will be held. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery.
Karen F. Kennison
age 79 of Monroe, died Sunday, November 28, 2021 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. She was born on December 17, 1941 in Monroe, the daughter of Robert and Frances (Jones) Leuenberger. She graduated from Monroe High School in 1960 and was united in marriage to Edward L. Kennison on June 4, 1961 at the New Apostolic Church.
Karen owned and operated Karen’s Kiddie Kamp for over 50 years and spent her life caring for and nurturing more than 250 daycare children, many from their infancy until they were old enough to begin after school programs. Among these were all 7 of her grandchildren who got the opportunity to share each day with Grandma and multiple generations of children from the same families. Karen welcomed more than her daycare children into her home though – she always left the door open for any family member or friend to stop by, and for any of her three children’s friends who needed love and a place to feel at home.
Spending more than 50 years of their lives together, Karen and her late husband Ed were always seen together and spent much of their free time in the service of others. Together they served as members of the Green County EMS for 17 years, supported the advancement of 50 young men to the rank of Eagle Scout, and delighted in transforming into Santa Clause and Elf Karen to deliver presents to children who had to spend Christmas Eve in the hospital.
During her years in scouting and involvement with Troop 115 of Monroe, Karen was committed to the continued mentorship of youth and was a highly awarded troop leader. She earned the Scouter Training Award, the Scouter Key, the District Award of Merit, Wood Badge, Vigil member for Order of the Arrow, the Silver Beaver Award, and one of two Honorary Eagle Scout Recognition Awards.
Loving to travel the country by motorcycle in their younger years, Karen took in all but five of the continental United States with Ed on their cherry red cycle, Scarlett. She enjoyed crocheting, dancing, especially with the Stateline Square Dancers, singing with the Swiss Singers later in life, and attending every one of her grandchildren’s sporting events and performances. Karen was also an active member of the New Apostolic Church in Monroe & Beloit her entire life.
Karen is survived by her significant other, Larry Leopold of Monroe; children, Robert (LaVera) Kennison, Michael (Darlene) Kennison both of Monroe, and Rhonda (Dan) Lewis of Brodhead; seven grandchildren, Morgan Kennison, Craig Kennison, Alex (Kelsi) Kennison, Abby (Taylor) Pritzl, Dr. Dana Lewis, DJ (Sarah) Lewis, and Dane Lewis, one great-granddaughter, Evan Kennison; two sisters-in-law Vickie Leuenberger of Brodhead and Jeanne Leuenberger of FL, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ed in 2011; and brothers Henry and Ken Leuenberger.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER-GOHLKE Funeral Home with Jon Taylor officiating. A visitation will be held on Friday, December 3, 2021 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at the funeral home. A memorial fund is being established in Karen’s name.
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Jacquelyn Ann Jochimsen
age 68, of Monroe passed over the heavenly gates surrounded by the ones she loved the most after a long hard-fought battle of vascular disease on Friday, November 26, 2021. Jackie was born on September 1, 1953 as the 3rd daughter to Clarance and Opal (Longwitz) Beller at Sacred Heart Hospital in Tomahawk, WI. Jackie graduated high school in 1972 from Lakeland High School Minocqua, WI.
On January 26, 1974 Jackie married her soul mate Allen Jochimsen. Together they had 47 years of marriage enjoying fishing and camping along with their 2 children, Theresa (Ricky) Bennett and Amy (Dan Stoll) Jochimsen; 5 granddaughters, Melissa and Kristy Bennett and Loran, Josie, and Brooke Haberman; also 1 great-grandson, Aiden Loggins, son of Melissa. She also had lots of adopted sons and daughters including granddaughter, Tiffany Gates, the “Illinois Reject”. Jackie is further survived by a sister, Yvonne Young; her niece, Tracy (Steve) Dowd in IL; sister-in-law, Ruth Messman; brother-in-law, Dale (Sandy) Jochimsen; and all the many friends she gained while spending time at the Corkdown Campground.
Jackie had a huge heart loving everyone who her kids and grandkids brought home. Jackie always said “God helps them who helps themselves.” Jackie was an amazing housewife, an awesome mother and fantastic grandma and GG. She always spoke her mind, even when it wasn’t asked for.
She was preceded in death by her mom and dad; her sister, Sally Winkler; mother and father-in-law, Lee and Verna Jochimsen; niece, Tammy Winkler; two brothers-in-law, Jerry Jochimsen and Dave Messman; her Furrever Kitty “Baby Girl”; and long-time camping buddy, Les Bennett.
The family would like to thank everyone for continued thoughts, prayers and support during these last 4 years. We will forever be grateful. It’s never goodbye, its bis wir uns wiederschen (until we meet again).
A visitation will be held Wednesday, December 8, 2021 from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home followed by a short service of memories and prayers from Jackie’s family.
A Celebration of Jackie’s Life will be held at a later date at their camper at Corkdown Campground in Blanchardville.
David F. Miller
age 92 of Monroe, died peacefully Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Monroe Hospice Home. He was born on March 31, 1929 in Dundee, Illinois, the son of Chris and Clara (Gloede) Miller. He attended Dundee High School. David married his best friend and the light and love of his life June E. Landwehr on November 23, 1951 in Bartlett, Illinois. He was a Dairy Farmer his entire life, he never really retired, his last day driving a tractor was July 23rd.
He was a member of Monroe United Methodist Church and was Clarno Township supervisor for over 30 years. David was happiest when spending time with his family and always enjoyed it when the grandchildren and great-grandchildren came to spend time at the farm with him. He was a man of faith, family, friends, love of the land, and sharing memories.
He is survived by his children: Wayne Miller of Monroe, Nancy (Chuck) Duhai of Woodstock, IL and Cindy (Brian) Zimmerman of Monroe; grandchildren: Chad (Lindsey Kaempfer) Duhai of Monroe, Justin (Rachel) Duhai of Elk Grove Village, IL, Lindsey (Nick) Guerra of Crystal Lake, IL, Kelsey (Alex) Hartz of Rockton, IL, and Brianna (Taylor) Holmes of Grafton, WI. Great-grandchildren: Owen and Carson Duhai, Trent and Olivia Guerra, Lillian and Theo Hartz, and Harper and Easton Holmes. Sisters, Marilyn Borhart of Huntley, IL and Carol (David) Bahr of Burlington, IL; sister-in-law, Ruth Rosenwinkel of Bartlett, IL. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, sister, Betty Tinberg; brother in infancy, James Miller.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at Monroe United Methodist Church, with pastor Jeffrey Meyers officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. A visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 am until the time of service, at the church. SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral home is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to either the Monroe United Methodist Church or Monroe Hospice Home.
The Family is recommending everyone wear a mask and social distance.