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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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Dennis Lynn Figi
age 65, of Monroe, passed away peacefully at his home on February 26, 2021 after battling amyloidosis and cancer for more than ten years. He was born on October 3, 1955 in Monroe, the son of Dewayne and Ida Marie (Larson) Figi. He lived his entire life on the farm that his great-grandfather purchased in 1900, and graduated from Monroe High School in 1973. Dennis married Debbie A. Kleckner on July 18, 2011 in Monroe, after having been together since 1981.
Dennis always worked on the family farm, but he also had many other jobs over the years, including selling seed for Federal and Janesville Brick and Tile. He was a member of The Loyal Order of Moose, the Darlington Saddle Club, and the Blackhawk Saddle Club. He enjoyed traveling, gardening, deer hunting, and he was a Green Bay Packer fan. Over the last decade, he took pride in making apple cider every fall, using apple harvested from the farm, and sharing the experience with a growing number of family and friends.
He is survived by his wife Debbie of Monroe; sons: Brian (Milissa) Hawthorn of Colorado Springs, CO and Chad (Christy) Hawthorn of Yorkville, IL; grandchildren: Clayton Hawthorn and Brittany (Nick) Epperhart; siblings: Matt Figi, Pete (Annie) Figi and Alice (Jerry) Brooks, all of Monroe; sister-in-law, Donna (Dick Nelson) Flynn of Plano, IL; plus, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings: Tom and Cynthia Figi; parents-in-law: Kenneth Kleckner, Mary Ann Kleckner-Matthews, and Chet Matthews; sister-in-law, Julie Marks; special friend, Harry Olson.
Graveside services will be held at a later date in Greenwood Cemetery.
Joel Edward Blum
58, passed away unexpectedly March 3, 2021 at his Monroe home.
He was born on March 30, 1962 at St. Clare Hospital in Monroe, the second of three sons to William F. and Pauline (Krueger) Blum. Joel grew up on the Blum Family Farm, just outside of Monroe. He graduated in 1980 from Monroe High School, attended UW-Platteville, then swiftly joined the workforce, to which he devoted his life's energy.
Joel was a tinkerer, delighting in all things mechanical, including cars, machinery, house projects, and gadgets. His work was his pride and joy, and he was employed by area factories taking care of the machinery that made cheese, feed and plastic cups. His many years as a route driver with Schwan's Foods was a fond memory. Joel always offered a helping hand, an understanding ear, and a snappy joke.
He is survived by his mother, Pauline of Monroe; daughter Heidi and her fiancé, Drew Griffin of Chicago; brother and sister-in-law, Peter and Erin Blum of Monroe; uncle and aunt, Dave and Mary Blum of Monroe; as well as many nephews, nieces and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father William in 2019, and his brother Alan in 2018.
Memorial Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home, with Msgr. Larry Bakke as celebrant. Burial will follow service in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. The family asks that everyone attending respect Covid restrictions; please wear a mask and maintain social distance.
Bonnie Christine Campbell
65 passed away unexpectedly March 6th, 2021: Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Mom, Grandma, Friend
One can never express a life with words…
Where she worked, and what she enjoyed is minuscule to what she gave. No amount of money or possessions could fulfill her life. But family always did. From her great grandparents, grandparents, mother, father, stepfather, to her many siblings and all their children. Everyone made her life great. Her children Amy, Eric and Ryan were her greatest accomplishments. Amy made her proud with her first grandchildren and every day with her hard work and patience trying to make life the best. Eric is her chef and brought even more joy and laughter with his children. Ryan is the unpredictable one, always here and always there, always when she needed it. Her grandchildren Cady, Kaleb, Noah, Spencer and Myka were her dreams come true. And recently her special unicorn loving pal Molly.
She had a large and diverse family full of siblings and cousins galore. The happiness of memories she had never stopped. Each sibling had a great impact on her molding her into grace. She loved every minute spent with them. Most recently the girls would have breakfast, and chat, that was the highlight of her month. She may have not liked cars much, but she loved going to car shows her brothers went to and seeing them have fun. Sometimes just putting puzzles together with her nieces, or board games at Christmas. Or just going to someone’s house to watch a movie. The little things that we all take for granted. She absolutely adored her aunt Charlene and (Late) Uncle Sid, but then of course we all do. She’d help whenever she could. And would seek help whenever needed. Never afraid and never ashamed. Receiving a smile from someone was always worth her troubles. Facebook games were her addiction, caused by her son Ryan when he needed some teammates, he will always regret that!
Then there’s those moments we all know. Those we always regret. We should have done this or that. Or just said Hi! Hung out or had dinner. Because there’s always tomorrow. Her only regret was she couldn’t be with all of us, All the time. For her, Let’s make tomorrow, today. Write a letter. Call or give a hug, to anyone and everyone because in this time we all need a little bit of unexpected love. Live your life the way you need to be happy, because in the end you can be proud. She devoted her entire career and life to Swiss Colony for 40+ years. Her dedication and ethics were astonishing.
She said not two weeks ago, after recently retiring that “I think I did well, after all that work and time, I ended up ok, and I can relax and have fun now”.
She was our unicorn, roaming free, pure, innocent, always positive, a healer, hopeful, joyful, and full of pride. With a magical touch to make everything better. Bonnie was not just a person on the street, to us she was a part of us. So, a life explained with a few words isn’t justice or great. But the lessons she taught us all shall hopefully live on forever. For us to share with others. To make life a better place. If she could tell us what to do in this difficult time, she would say.
Live, laugh, Love. - Smile, no matter what! - There’s always room for dessert! The Birds and Flowers are worth the Patience. - Work hard and just live life. Hug whenever you can. - Say I love you, even if it sucks. - Cry when you must. Dance... badly! and Sing... loudly!
I hope you can all feel one drop of her being, so she lives on forever. And next time it rains dance in it.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her Mother and Stepfather, Wanda and Lee Lewis, her Father Clarence, brother Curtis, infant sister Barbara, brother Kelvin, brother Russell, and brother Steve Lewis.
Bonnie is survived by her family, Mike (Bev) Campbell, Kenneth (Brenda) Campbell, Melanie Johnson, Jeff (Sharon) Lewis, Deb (Ed) Heim, Cheryl (John) Yeager, Andy Lewis, Chris (Robin) Lewis, Clarence "Stevie" Campbell, Dan (Rhonda) Lewis, Cheryl Davis, one surviving aunt Charlene (late Sid) Eddy, daughter Amy Nelson, son Eric (Heidi) Rufer, son Ryan Rufer, cherished grandchildren, Cady and Kaleb Nelson, and Noah, Spencer and Myka Rufer, countless nieces and nephews, and lifelong friends.
May we smile until we cry, And laugh until it hurts, Make dark skies uprise, And may rainbows burst, Love is all that matters, and all that matters is Love
Public Visitation will be held on Monday March 15, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home from 4:00-7:00 PM, in honor of Bonnie, feel free to wear purple. For those who wish to send floral arrangements, Bonnie requested “an abundance of calla lilies”.
A Private Family Service will be held, followed by burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
Webcast for Bonnie Campbell will be available at 11AM on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at the link below.
Daniel Lee Holland
age 65, of Monroe passed away on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at his home. He was born the son of Joseph and Joan (Blair) Holland on January 18, 1956 in Monroe. He was a graduate of Dodgeville High School.
Dan was a Certified Cheesemaker at Wisconsin Cheese Group; he later worked in the maintenance department at Pleasant View Nursing Home. His passion in life was music, he played the drums and guitar; his very first gig was on the court house steps in Dodgeville. He played guitar weekly for the residents at Pleasant View; and spent time playing music every week with his best friend, Ronnie Pattinson. Dan enjoyed live music and had attended at least 100 concerts.
Dan was an honest man who lived simply and was always true to himself; he will be remembered for having a great sense of humor and leaving behind many great stories. He was a proud grandfather and adored all of his grandchildren. He especially enjoyed spending time with his friends and family.
Dan is survived by his mother, Joan Davies; sons, Christopher (Aziza) Holland and Stephen (Veronica) Holland, Sr.; grandchildren, Quinten, Kamari, Kaloni, Stephen, Jr., Anthony, and Alena; siblings, Tim (Carol) Holland, Kathy Ottow, David (Pam) Davies, and Evan Davies; as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph; step-father, Bill Davies; maternal grandmother, Helen Penhallegon, and very special aunt, Elaine Benedict.
Memorial Services will be held at 11AM on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Ronnie Pattinson officiating.
Visitation will be held from 10AM until the time of service on Thursday, at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Truman Cemetery in Dodgeville, at a later date.
Following the service, a Celebration of Life will be held at Dan’s house, 1907 12th St. Monroe.
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William “Billy” LaVerne Stauffer
age 89, died Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. He was born the son of John and Bertha (Peterson) Stauffer on January 14, 1932 at the old Deaconess Hospital in Monroe. Billy attended Porter School and he was a graduate of South Wayne High School in 1950. William was united in marriage to Joyce Eastman on July 26, 1952 in South Wayne. He grew up on a farm outside of South Wayne.
In high school William was quite an athlete, having played baseball, basketball, and football. He later played for the American Legion Baseball team and Home Talent League-baseball. He was a fan of the Chicago White Sox and almost all sports; he also enjoyed woodworking and made many lawn decorations and shelves. Billy loved to decorate for Christmas with numerous lights. He was a great joke teller and also loved to play cards.
Bill is survived by his wife of 68 years, Joyce; children, Nikki Larson of Gratiot, Lori Wienkes of Mt. Horeb, Lonnie (Sherry) Stauffer of South Wayne; Traci (Michael E.) Pickett of Monroe; and Kelli (Douglas) Williams of Ridott, IL; grandchildren, Josh (Rachael) Larson, Jason (Jessica) Larson, Shelley (Tracey) Gentry, Brad (Sara) Kaster, Scott (DeNelle) Kaster, Savanna (Andy) Heindl, Jenny (Brian) Truman, Stacy (Darrick) Kreul, Jessica (Chris) Dougherty, Tim (Erin) Stauffer, Troy Stauffer, Shannon (Adam) Hawkinson, Ryan Pickett, Logan Stukenberg, Nicholas Williams, Amanda Williams, Micki Williams Lobdell, and Misti Schweertman; great-grandchildren, Ashly, Andrea, Corey, Sutter, Josie, Cash, Malia, Avin, Holden, Porter, Barret, Brooklyn, Kate, Julia, Jayde, and Cole, Linda Niesman, Eli and Kali Schweertman; sister, Dorothy Holloway of Monroe; sisters-in-law, Barb Stofflet of Boscobel and Joyce K. Stauffer of Browntown; brothers-in-law, Roger (Vicky) Jackson of Browntown and Everett Eastman of Lake Jackson, TX; son-in-law, Dean Kaster.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Cindi Kaster; grandsons, Cory and Casey Stukenberg; siblings, Yvonne Jackson, Bob and LaVerne Stauffer; sons-in-law, Charles Larson and Keith Stukenberg; brother-in-law, Merrill Holloway; and sister-in-law, Jeanette Eastman.
Funeral Services will be held at 12PM NOON on Monday, March 15, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will follow service in Union Cemetery in South Wayne.
Visitation will be held on Monday from 10AM until the time of service, at the funeral home.
Jon Ladd Wagner
of Monroe passed away on March 8, 2021 at Maplewood of Sauk Prairie in Sauk City, Wisconsin with family at his side. He was born on September 22, 1944 in Monroe to John L. and Grace E. (Rear) Wagner. After graduating from Monroe High School in 1962, Jon served in the United States Marine Corp from August 13,1962 to October 17,1966 stationed in Okinawa, Japan and stateside. Following military service he became a golf professional and was Assistant Pro at North Shore Golf Club in Menasha, Wisconsin. Jon was developer and owner of The Depot bar and restaurant in Monroe prior to establishing his computer servicing business.
He is survived by his brother Greg Wagner (Fred Muci) of Madison, sister Chris (Tom) Simonson of Surprise, AZ, nephew Charles Wagner (Leila Furbringer) of Bern, Switzerland, nieces Kari Dierckman (John) Sokol of Sammamish, WA, and Elise Wagner (Pedro Fernandez) of Houston, TX. Jon was preceded in death by his parents and a niece Jill Dierckman. Jon was an independent spirit, golf lover, and caring friend.
SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home provided cremation services. As Jon desired, there will be no funeral service. Memorials are suggested in Jon’s name to Monroe Clinic Hospice Program.
Catherine M. Boss
age 78 of Albany, died Thursday, March 11, 2021 at Monroe Clinic Hospital. She was born on September 30, 1942 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the daughter of Omer and Harriet (McKnight) Peevyhouse. She graduated from South Wayne High School. Catherine married Victor W. Boss on February 24, 1963 in Monroe.
Catherine was employed with Ogden Manufacturing in Albany for many years and was a volunteer for the Albany Thrift Store. She loved to read and enjoyed gardening, crocheting and being a grandma.
She is survived by her children: Richard (Cherie) Boss of Albany and Sharon (Jeff) Nelson of Raleigh, NC; grandchildren: Owen and Gabrielle Boss, Caleb and Carter Nelson; and sister, Diane (Earl) Rogers, of Nora, IL.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Victor; daughter, Teresa Boss and brother, Roy.
Private graveside services were held at Hillcrest cemetery in Albany.
Phillip “Skinny” Lean
age 64, of Monticello passed away on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at The Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born the son of Oscar and Dorothy (Eveland) Lean on October 12, 1956 in Monroe. He was a graduate of Monticello High School.
Skinny worked for Electronic Theatre Controls in Mazomanie for many years as a mechanical assembler. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved fishing and hunting for artifacts, morel mushrooms, frogs, snapping turtles, and many other items that crossed his path. He also enjoyed watching the Packers, and will be remembered as a great story teller. Skinny was a loving and caring man who was a friend to all those he met.
Skinny is survived by the love of his life, Kelly Lyne; children, Kimberly Sweeney and Nicholas (Kalynn) Sweeney; grandchildren, Matthew Hagen and Andrew Sweeney; sister, Donna MacNaughton; brother, Oscar (Denise) Lean; as well as many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Ilene Bandi.
A Celebration of Skinny’s Life will be held from 3:00-7:00PM on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at the Apparitions MC Clubhouse, N6371 Holstein Prairie Rd. Monticello, WI.
age 77 of Monroe, died on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family. Joy was born on October 11, 1943 in Monroe to Everett and Lillian (Berg) Wild. She graduated from Monroe High School in 1961 and married Robert Johnson that same year. She had five sons they raised in Monroe and New Glarus. Joy married Ole Hanson in 1991 and they lived in New Glarus, Madison and Monroe during their 23-year marriage. Joy worked most of her adult life as a Medical Assistant in the St. Clare Hospital Emergency Room, the Monroe Clinic and Group Health in Madison. After retiring, Joy and Ole moved to Monroe. She enjoyed re-connecting with her classmates. After Ole died in 2015, she found a best friend in Nate Farmer. She considered Nate a blessing from God. The family is extremely grateful for Nate’s love and care for her.
Joy volunteered as a Cub Scout den mother, field trip escort, delivering Meals on Wheels and working with the Monroe Garden Club. She served in multiple churches throughout her life as a Sunday School Teacher, meal server, capital campaigns, and council leadership.
Joy loved reading, gardening, country music, garage sales, QVC and dancing. Her favorite activity was planning house re-model projects and decorating. She had great home making skills and made you feel at home.
Joy was widely known as a loving, caring, kind and positive person of strong faith, who daily practiced and shared her spiritual fruits. That love was most evident in her dedication to family; her favorite annual event was the Wild Family reunion. Her self-described, greatest accomplishment and pride and joy were her five sons. She encouraged everyone she interacted with. God called her home after she fulfilled her life purpose of sharing His Love. She is survived by five sons: Jamie (Jean) Johnson of Hudson, WI, Dan (Shelley) Johnson of Marshfield, WI, Randy (Teri) Johnson of Lawson, MO, Michael (Linda) Johnson of Roy, WA, Rob (Lyn) Johnson of Eagan, MN; sister, Vicki (Ralph) Klassy of N. Fond du Lac; brother, Dave (Sue) Wild of Monticello; 11 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins, many friends, and her beloved dog, Lucky.
Memorials are preferred to St. John’s United Church of Christ in Monroe. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, June 25, 2021 at St. John’s United Church of Christ, with Reverend Todd Hackman officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. A visitation will be held Friday from 10:00 am until the time of service, at the church.
Ivan J. Seffrood
age 70, of South Wayne was called home to his Lord and Savior on Friday, March 19, 2021 at his home, surrounded by family. He was born on May 9, 1950 in Monroe, the son of Earl and Alice (Clarke) Seffrood. He attended Porter Grade School and South Wayne High School. Ivan and Dorothy A. Russell were united in marriage on November 7, 1970 at Gratiot United Methodist Church.
Ivan was a longtime farmer in the South Wayne area; he also worked at Monroe Redi-Mix, currently known as Flynn Redi Mix, he also owned and operated IDS Trucking, he drove truck for SSS Farms and later worked at Triangle Truck.
Ivan loved the outdoors; he was an avid fisher and hunter. Family was of the utmost importance to Ivan, and he had a strong bond with his brothers. He enjoyed playing cards with his brothers and friends, as well as watching the Packers, Brewers, NASCAR and stockcar racing. Ivan thoroughly enjoyed attending tractor pulls and local races, he never missed a Friday night race in Darlington. He was an avid country music fan, and attended numerous concerts with Dorothy. Ivan was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in South Wayne.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Dorothy Seffrood; children, Beverly (Scott) Foley of Browntown and Chad Seffrood of Mesa, AZ; grandson, Joshua Foley; siblings, Wesley (Rose) Seffrood, Mert (Calvin) Melland, Emil (Shirley) Seffrood, Ed (Shirley) Seffrood and Gary (Linda) Seffrood; sisters-in-law, Carol and Pat Seffrood; and many loving nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; mother-in-law, Kathleen Russell; infant son, Theodore James Seffrood; brothers, LeRoy & Elton; and infant grandson, Noah Lee Foley.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will follow service in Union Cemetery in South Wayne.
Visitation will be held on Thursday from 10:00 AM until the time of service, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Ivan’s memory.
Betty Jane Pettengell
age 91, formerly of Mineral Point passed away quietly on Monday, March 22, 2021 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. Betty was born Betty Jane Golz on September 3, 1929 in Milwaukee.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Vern and Hildegard (Mueller) Golz; husband, Harold “Red” Pettengell; her two sons, Richard and Donald Colburn; and her brother, Vern Golz.
Betty is survived by her 4 daughters, Patricia Colburn, Green Valley, AZ, Penny (Richard Smith) McGuire, Rockford, IL, Mary Lynn (Dan Darrow) Pettengell, Mineral Point, and Terrie (Thomas) Disch, Brodhead; 9 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and brother, Wayne (Lori) Golz.
Betty was an avid golfer and bowler, and participated in leagues for many years. She loved to travel; more recently she enjoyed her old westerns, reading her mysteries, doing her puzzles, and taking long drives.
Private family services will be held. The family would like to give special thanks to LauAnn Harmel and all the staff at Collinwood Memory Care for their kind and compassionate care of their mother.
Cody James Martin
age 27, of Monroe passed away on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. He was born the son of Calvin and Tammy (Yell) Martin, Sr. on October 3, 1993 in Madison. Cody was a 2012 graduate of Juda High School. After high school Cody joined the Army National Guard, where he proudly served and volunteered his time, and also learned to weld.
Cody was currently working for Schultz’s Inter-State Ag Service. He enjoyed being a part of several league activities including: sand volleyball, softball, pool, and steel darts. He also liked to hunt and fish. Cody especially enjoyed being with friends and family.
He will be dearly remembered for his big heart, hugs, and his “I love you’s”; as well as, his willingness to drop everything to be there for those he cared about. Cody also had a great sense of humor, and was always cracking jokes; he took fun-filled joy in “roasting” people.
Cody is survived by his significant other, Maryn Walters and their daughter, Penelope; parents, Tammy (Charlie) Worm and Calvin Martin, Sr.; siblings, Candace (Jeremie) Klaas, Calvin (Abigail) Martin, Jr., and Celine (Jason) Andes; nieces and nephews, Kalan, Brooklyn, Beau, Espn, Conrad, Sterling, Gideon, and one more expected in June; paternal grandmother, Dorothy Martin; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives, and numerous friends.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Michael Yell and Esta Bell; paternal grandfather, Larry Martin; and uncles, Michael Yell and James Martin, in infancy.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER GOHKLE Funeral Home with Pastor Glenn Andes officiating. Burial will take place following the service in Saucerman Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Monday, April 5, 2021 from 5:00-8:00 PM at the funeral home.
A Celebration of Cody’s life will also be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family, to be help in the support of Maryn and Penelope.
Cody's service will also be live streamed on Tuesday at 11AM at the link below:
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age 81 of Monroe, died Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Azura Memory Care. She was born on April 16, 1939 in Milford, Illinois, the daughter of Russell and Gladys (Callahan) Schuringa. She attended McHenry, IL school systems.
Joanne married Robert H. Kegebein Sr. on March 2, 1968 in Crystal Lake, Illinois. She farmed with her husband and loved to bake; having her own business making wedding cakes. She was a member of Monroe Bible Church.
Joanne was a social butterfly and enjoyed spending time with family and friends; she also enjoyed gardening and crafts.
She is survived by her children: Richard (Mary) Rehberg of Green Bay, Ronald (Kathy) Rehberg of Grand Junction, CO, Robert (Jackie) Kegebein, Jr. of Onalaska, Lori (Rob) Rehberg-Suda of Janesville, Jodi Kegebein, Sandra Kegebein, and Patricia Kegebein, all of Monroe; 12 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; brother, Charles (Sue) Schuringa of Monroe; sisters: Janet (Wayne) Frantz of McHenry, IL, Carol Toussaint of Johnsberg, IL, Sheila (Doug) McDougall of McHenry, IL, Shirley (Brent) McDougall of Fulton, KS, and Valerie (Chuck) Jacques of Fox River Grove, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, Edward Schuringa, and sister, Mildred Kulin.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, April 12, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Dan Krahenbuhl officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. A visitation will be held from 10:00 am until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Joanne’s name, made to: Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin.
For those unable to attend but still wish to view the service for Joanne, the webcast will take place on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the link below.
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George R. Kjelland
age 70, of Brodhead passed away on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at his home. He was born the son of George and Lois (Kratz) Kjelland on December 25, 1950 in Monroe. George was united in marriage to Lynette K. Brugger on October 15, 1977 in Monroe.
George is survived by his wife, Lynette; children, Tashana (granddaughter, Adelyn), Paul, and Andrew; and siblings, Kristen Klemme, James Kjelland, and Janet Kjelland. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, David Kjelland.
Per George’s wishes no formal service will be held.
Lorraine D. Neuberger
age 94, of Monroe, died on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. Private family services will be held.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to: St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Brodhead.
A special thank you goes to the staff at Pleasant View Nursing Home for their compassionate care.
Keith R. Friske
age 55 of Monroe, died Monday, April 19, 2021 at his home. He was born on June 29, 1965 in Monroe, the son of Ronald and Rena (Richardson) Friske; Keith’s father died when he was one year old, his mother married Richard “Dick” Young and together they raised their families. He graduated from Monroe High School in 1983 and attended Blackhawk Technical College’s Electrical program.
Keith married Tammy Bergum on April 30, 1992 in Maui, Hawaii. Keith was an electrician, and owned his own business, K & T Electric Company for 15 years, then he went to work for Green County Electric. He was a member of the Electrical Union Assoc.; he enjoyed going to the Casino, hunting and camping, where he was the fire marshal.
He is survived by his wife, Tammy of Monroe; mother, Rena Young of Monroe; siblings Peggy (Brian) Matzke, Mike (Kari) Young, Larry (Pam) Young, Tim (Kris) Young, Kim Friske, Kelli (Jeff) Bauman, Kevin (Malinda) Friske, Ann (Tim) Kreeger, Cory (Cindy) Young, Kristi (Jeff) Schleis; sister-in-law, Julie Young; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins; brother-in-law, Terry Bergum; sister-in-law, Linda (Tim) Williams. Keith and Tammy had a second family, The Monroe Clinic Family, headed up by Dr. Rana.
He was preceded in death by his fathers, grandparents, brother, Pete; mother and father-in-law, Chester and Eulalia “Corky” Bergum; sister-in-law, Janet Bergum; and nephew, Timothy Williams Jr.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Saturday, April 24, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. A visitation will be held Friday from 4 to 7 pm and Saturday from 9:30 till the time of service, all at the funeral home. The family has requested everyone wear casual attire.
Lila (Schneider) Reinking
age 89, passed away peacefully on February 5, 2021 at Touchmark Assisted Living in Appleton, WI. She was born on February 19, 1931, in New Glarus, WI and was the oldest child of the late Louisa and Oswald Schneider. After graduating from New Glarus High School, she married Don Reinking on October 21, 1950 at the Swiss United Church of Christ in New Glarus. They made their home in Monroe where she worked for Eagle Foods, later known as Pick ‘N Save, for many years, retiring in 1995. She was an avid bowler and baker, and enjoyed camping, traveling, and time with her family, friends, and especially her grandchildren. She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Monroe.
Survivors include two daughters: Barbara Moran (Cary) Milwaukee, and Kathy Reinking-Hermsen (Steve) Appleton; two cherished granddaughters, Mikayla Hermsen and Katelyn Hermsen; a brother, Ron Schneider, New Glarus, and a sister, Janet Blanc, Monroe. Lila was preceded in death by her parents and husband of 66 years, Don.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home, 1455 Mansion Drive in Monroe on Saturday, May 1, 2021. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service. A private burial will take place at Greenwood Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the many friends and family members that visited her in Appleton, along with the staff at Touchmark Viceroy Neighborhood in Appleton, for their excellent care, kindness, and compassion. They would also like to thank the staff of Heartland Hospice for their support and attention to Lila in the final years of her life.
Milo F. Whitehead
age 82 of Monroe passed away Friday, April 23, 2021 at Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born on October 10. 1938 in Winslow, Illinois, the son of Maurice and Anna (Clark) Whitehead. He graduated from Brodhead High School in 1957. Milo married Barbara K. Leuzinger on January 17, 1960 in Monticello. He was a truck driver for several different companies, retiring from Allied Motor System in 2003. He was a member of St. Johns United Church of Christ, Loyal Order of the Moose, he enjoyed camping, bowling and occasionally golfing. Milo also served in the National Guard. He enjoyed his Harley Davidson and loved to go for rides.
He is survived by his wife Barbara of 61 years; daughters, Marcy (Steve Kubly) Hunt of Monroe and Jolene (Jim Teach) Whitehead of Monroe; 4 grandchildren: Kira Cowan, Christina Strait, Kari (Rick) Cook and Melissa Leu; 6 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers: Rodney, Stanley, and Wendell; a sister, Clara Waelti.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Friday, April 30, 2021 at St. John’s United Church of Christ with Reverend Todd Hackman officiating. Burial will take place in Greenwood cemetery. A visitation will be held Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home. Memorials may be given in Milo’s name to either Moose Heart or Moose Haven.
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Anna Mae Elaine Hefty Lindsay Gibbons
passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, April 30, 2021, surrounded by her daughters, Kay, Kathy, and Karen. She was 96 years old.
Anna Mae was born in Belleville WI, on May 7, 1924, to Gustave Hefty and Clara Grossenbacher. She graduated from Monticello High School in 1941.
Anna Mae was blessed with a large and loving family. In 1946, she married Ralph E. Lindsay and they had four children together, who she raised with patience, discipline, and humility. Sadly, Ralph was tragically killed in a car accident in 1963; she found love again with Edward Gibbons to whom she was married to for 37 years until his death in 2005.
Anna Mae wore many hats in her lifetime- laundress, waitress, engineer, homemaker, gardener, wife, sister, mother, daughter, and friend. She was an exemplary matriarch, always leading by example and instilling the key values of resilience, discipline and grace. Anna Mae always honored her obligations, working hard, helping others and she was sustained by her faith when she became a young widower with four children. She embraced life's challenges with great success. During World War II, Anna Mae worked in Akron, OH, fixing war planes; she excelled at it.
Anna Mae was very disciplined and always kept to her daily routine; her commitment to daily exercise and a healthy diet contributed to her good health in her final decades of life, allowing her to drive and live on her own until Christmas of 2020.
Anna Mae is survived by her four children, Kay (Paul) Urban, Kathy (Perry) Whitaker, Keith (Delores) Lindsay, and Karen (Steve) Swenson, step-children, Marla Gibbons, Marna Gibbons Starr and Gail Gibbons, 20 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her three siblings, husbands, Ralph Lindsay and Edward Gibbons, grandchildren, Joshua Lindsay, Heather Urban and great-grandchild, Joe Wyss.
Funeral Services will take place at Grace Lutheran Church, 1025 15th Ave, Monroe, WI, on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 11:00am. A visitation will be held at 9:30am until the time of service, officiated by Pastor John Tabaka. Anna Mae will be buried at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to The Monroe Clinic Hospice or Grace Lutheran Church.
Andy Lee Neeley
age 52, of Evansville passed away on Monday, May 3, 2021 at Mercy Hospital in Janesville. He was born the son of Melvin and Sylvia (Dentino) Neeley on September 6, 1968 in Monroe. Andy was united in marriage to Alicia K. Ingalls on July 5, 1998 in Las Vegas.
Andy was an over-the-road truck driver, having owned and operated his own semi which he affectionately named Lil’ Guy Trucking, after his dog. He was currently leased with Pope Trucking in Whitewater; and had previously worked with Klemm Tank Lines. Andy enjoyed riding his Harley with his wife, Alicia; he also liked to go camping, fishing, four-wheeling, and playing cards. He was known as a good mechanic, he enjoyed fixing things, even if he was the one to break it.
Family time was extremely important to Andy, as he was gone a lot for work. He made the most of his time at home with friends and family, he will be remembered as a great talker and storyteller.
Andy is survived by his wife, Alicia Neeley of Evansville; his mother, Sylvia Neeley of Monroe; daughters, Devin (Zachary) Blay-Stahl of Beloit and Josie Neeley of Orfordville; 3 grandchildren, Kingston, Oakleigh, and HarmonyRose; brothers, Mark (Tina) Neeley, Adam (Denise) Neeley, and Eric (Julie) Neeley; sisters, Amy Neeley, Carol (Gary) Campbell, Penny (Damian) Dunlavey, Holly (Steve) McGaw, Polly (Clayton) Tankersley, Dixie (Kurk) Hovland; and Jill Neeley; and his dog, Ford.
He was preceded in death by his father; and uncle, Billy Neeley.
Funeral services will be held at 12PM Noon on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating.
Visitation will be held on Saturday from 10AM until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will follow service in Ebenezer Cemetery near Fennimore.
Norman Jay Wells
age 54, of Monroe, died on Monday, May 3, 2021 unexpectedly in his sleep. He was born on September 9, 1966 in Monroe, the son of Jean Abegglen.
Norman was a huge John Wayne fan, was an avid sports enthusiast, Chicago Cubs, Bears and the Bulls; but his greatest joy was being grandpa. He was an avid reader and enjoyed reading and learning about history and U.S. wars.
Norman and Vicki opened their home as a sanctuary for anyone in need. They never judged anyone’s situation, they would simply open their heart and home to lend a helping hand.
He is survived by his significant other, Vicki of Monroe; children: Amanda (fiancé, Mickey Vaade) Wells, Wendy (Justin Eicher) Wells, Ian Wells, Casey (fiancé, Matthew Thompson) Wells all of Monroe; grandchildren, Terry, Dontae, Taleaha, Matty and first granddaughter, Melody expected in August.
Norman was preceded in death by his mother, and his younger brother, Terry Lee Wells.
Memorial services will be 12:00 Noon, Saturday, May 15, 2021 at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE Funeral Home. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be Saturday May 15th from 10:00AM until time of service. Everyone is welcome to gather with the family following the service at Leisure Lanes starting at 2:00PM.
Carol Jean Tourdot
age 83, of Monroe passed away on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at The Monroe Clinic Hospital. She was born the daughter of Roy and Elizabeth (Tipple) Cross on May 20, 1937 in Madison. She was a graduate of Wisconsin High School in Madison and furthered her education at Hamlin University in Minnesota. Carol was united in marriage to Robert O. Tourdot on October 26, 1957 in Madison; he preceded her in death in 2007.
Carol dedicated 42 years to Chalet Cheese Factory, having just retired in April 2020. She was a longtime member of Monroe United Methodist Church, where she enjoyed singing in the choir and playing hand-bells. In her younger years she was an avid softball player and pitcher in the Waunakee area. Carol was an avid sports enthusiast and enjoyed watching “her crush” Roger Federer. She also loved camping, bowling, collecting MnM memorabilia, and decorating for Christmas with many lights; a tradition she took over when Robert passed away.
Carol is survived by her children, Roger (Betty) Tourdot of Rochelle, IL, Ron (Molly) Tourdot, Renee (Frank) Pivonka both of Monroe, and Jeanne (Gary) Scace of Monticello; 11 grandchildren, BreAnne (Zac) Halloran, Joey (Melissa) Tourdot, Matt (Allison) Tourdot, Brittany (Jake) Delano, Becky (Josh) Schacht, Cody (Suzanne Chacon) Tourdot, Nigel (fiancé, Destany Calma-Birling), Brock (Beth) Blum, Chris (Mary) Blum, Derek Blum, and Dallas Tourdot; and 12 great-grandchildren, Maggie, Myla, Lylah, Gunner, Irelin, Tommy, Bobby, Tyler, Hunter, Ryley, Landon, and Laylah; as well as many extended relatives and dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, and sister, Mary Ellen (Joe) Meuer.
Funeral Services will be held at 11AM on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Don Kim officiating. Burial will take place following service in Benkert-Bushnell Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Monday, May 10, 2021 from 4-7PM, continued visitation will be held on Tuesday from 10AM until the time of service, at the funeral home.
Betty Jean Dunlavey
age 79, passed away on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at her home. She was born the daughter of Clarence and Gladys (Broege) Boeck in Monroe. She attended Belleville schools. Betty was united in marriage to Robert J. Dunlavey on February 27, 1960 in Belleville; he preceded her death on April 20, 2020.
Betty worked for Oaktron Industries, later known as MiTek, for many years. When her children were young Betty served as a Den Leader for the Boy Scouts and helped with 4-H activities. She enjoyed painting ceramics, attending craft shows, and fishing.
Betty is survived by her children, Doreen (Randy) Babler of Monroe, David (Karri) Dunlavey of Mineral Ridge, OH, Kim (Gary) Schwartzlow and Daniel Dunlavey both of Monroe; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; siblings, Martha (Mike) Funk, Larry Boeck, Linda (Steve) Pernot; and sisters-in-law, Karen Dunlavey and Joanne Boeck; and many nieces and nephews.
She preceded in death by her parents; husband; siblings, Frederick Boeck and Barbara Neuenschwander.
Funeral Services will be held at 11AM on Friday, May 14, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with
Pastor Mary Gafner officiating. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from on Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 4-7PM, at the funeral home.
A public Celebration of Robert’s Life will also be held following Betty’s service at his daughter, Kim’s house 1712 23rd Ave. Monroe.
Gail L. Svendsen
age 56 of Monroe, died peacefully Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Community Living Home in Monroe, surrounded by her family, after a four year battle with dementia. She was born on August 12, 1964 in Monroe, the daughter of Don and Stella (Boss) Svendsen. She attended South Wayne High School. Gail married Mark Wenger in 1980 in Monroe.
She worked for several cheese factories, was a cook at Dairy Queen and also owned her own cleaning business. She enjoyed many different things, photography, dancing, was part of a bowling league at Leisure Lanes, she loved to decorate her kitchen with apples, going to Yellowstone Lake, garage sales, bingo, and loved to sing – especially in the car.
She is survived by her father, Don Svendsen of Browntown; children: Brandon Wenger of Monroe, Rebecca (Luis Varela) Wenger of Johnson Creek, Brent Wenger, Braiden (Jose) Garcia, and Brayle (Genna) Svendsen, all of Monroe; 12 grandchildren; siblings: Donny (Bonnie) Svendsen, Cynthia Svendsen, Terry (Marie) Svendsen, Mickey Strothman, Tammy Strothman, Norma Johnson, Stella (Jim) Cosek, and Lewis Coulthardt; sisters-in-law: Joyce Voegeli and Connie Strothman.
She was preceded in death by her mother, brothers: Albert, Stanley, and Norman.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11:00 am at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Sarah Mae Gabuyo officiating. Burial will be in Saucerman Cemetery.
A visitation will be held Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the funeral home.
Hunter Jeffery Harrison
age 18, of Juda passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, May 12, 2021. He was born the son of Jeffrey and Calli (Stingley) Harrison on February 2, 2003. Hunter would have been a 2021 graduate of Monroe High School.
Hunter loved to play baseball and softball. He had a close circle of good friends and enjoyed spending much of his time with them. He also liked “picking-on” his younger sister.
Hunter is survived by his parents, Calli (Doug) Baum and Jeff (Jackie Siegel) Harrison; siblings, Kirsten Harrison, Skyler (Kylea Ambrose) Stingley, Alexis (Bret Riese) Stingley, Nick (Grace Pichler) Baum, and Dakota Baum; nieces and nephews, Tenley, Brexley, Bryson, and Kinsley; as well as many extended relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Bruce and Elaine Harrison; and sister, Natalee Baum.
Funeral Services will be held at 11AM on Monday, May 17, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 16, 2021 from 2-5PM at the funeral home.
Hunter's service will also be able to be seen on live stream through the link below:
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