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Mardell A. Crotty
age 91, died Saturday, October 14, 2017 at her home. She was born on December 27, 1925 in Monroe, the daughter of Walter and Lena (Stuckey) Kummer. She graduated from Monroe High School in 1943. Mardell married Morris J. Crotty on February 10, 1948 in Monroe. She farmed with her husband and later served as the Green County Register of Deeds. 

  She is a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victors Catholic Church, and was formerly involved with homemakers clubs in Brodhead and Monroe. She had many interests including, quilting, embroidery, gardening, dancing, cooking, baking, traveling, golf, and playing cards. She continued to play cards right up until her last few days. Mardell’s number one passion in life was her love for her four daughters and her grandchildren. 

  She is survived by 4 daughters: Diane ( Richard Anderson) Phillips of Madison, Susan (Steve) Wiegel of Shullsburg, Mary Jo (Eugene Barnes) Crotty of Monroe, WI and Barbara (Rick) Ament of Merrill, WI; a sister Helen (Raymond) Bratzke of Monroe; 4 grandchildren: Stephanie (Nick) Farrey, Rick and Brad Ament, and Sally Wiegel; and 2 great granddaughters, Libby Redfearn and Belle Pole; 2 sister-in-laws: Agnes (Roger) Newton of Cottage Grove and Dorothy Crotty of Janesville; plus nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 2 brothers: Edward and Charles Kummer. 

  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, with Fr Larry Bakke as celebrant . A visitation will be held Wednesday from 12:00 noon until the time of service. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. The family wishes to thank Monroe Clinic Hospice for their wonderful care and support. Memorials may be given in Mardell’s name to either the Monroe Clinic Hospice or Behring Senior Center. 





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 Leland G. Hartwig
age 96, of Monroe, died Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Monroe Clinic Hospice Home. He was born on September 3, 1921 in Monroe, the son of George and Ella (Kundert) Hartwig. Leland married Arlene L. Martin on December 13, 1947 in Janesville.  

Leland farmed northwest of Monroe on the family farm until his son took over the farm in 1976 and later selling the farm in 1992; he later worked for Rufer Refrigeration for 12 years; picked up and delivered milk samples. He also worked for Johnson Taxi Transport for people with disabilities and Ruda Chevrolet picking up and delivering cars. 

He was a member of the Monroe Bible Church, 50 year member of the Loyal Order of Moose #754, serving as governor in 1976; member of the Antique Wheelers, and was a member of various farm organizations. He also served as Jordan Township treasurer for 26 years and was a faithful blood donor for years, donating 22 gallons.  

  He is survived by his children, Jeff Hartwig of Monroe and Leanne Rosander of Rockford, IL; 2 grandchildren: Alexandra and Katherine Rosander; a brother, William (Marilyn) Hartwig of Monroe; brothers-in-law, Herman Blum and Robert Martin. He was preceded in death by his wife Arlene on September 19, 2017; parents, an infant son in 1951, brothers, Harold (Bertha) and Robert (Betty) and sister, Mildred Blum. 

  A Celebration of Leland’s Life will be held Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Monroe Moose Lodge in Monroe with a time of sharing at 2:30. The family would appreciate any memories friends and family would like to share, either in writing or at the luncheon. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Monroe Clinic Hospice. 

Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com 

Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 
1455 Mansion Dr. P.O. Box 86 Monroe, WI 53566 
Phone: 608-325-4306 Fax: 608-325-2185 

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Keith Allan Streit
age 53, of Monroe passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born on August 7, 1964, the son of Frank and Shirley (Budde) Streit in Monroe. Keith was a graduate of Juda High School. He was a rural newspaper deliverer for 20 years. 

Keith is survived by his mother, Shirley; brother, Russell (Kelly) Streit of Tualatin, OR; and sisters, Donna Streit and Linda Voegeli both of Monroe. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank; and brother, Curtis Streit.

A Celebration of Keith’s Life will be held from Noon-3:00 PM on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Juda Community Center. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com

Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home
1455 Mansion Dr. P.O. Box 86 Monroe, WI 53566
Phone: 608-325-4306 Fax: 608-325-2185

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Donald P. Trapp
age 79, of Monroe, died on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at the Monroe Clinic Hospice Home. He was born on February 2, 1938, in La Crosse, WI; the son of William and Vera (Kastenschmidt) Trapp. He graduated from La Crosse Central High School in 1956. 

He served in the U.S. Army from 1956 – 1958 and was a long time Army Reservist. 

Donald and Karleen Schroeder were united in marriage on January 27, 1968 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Irma, WI. They have been Monroe residents since 1972. 

Donald was a member of Resurrection Lutheran Church (formerly Mt. Olive). He was an avid sports fan; loved the Wisconsin Badgers, Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers and was an avid coin collector and in his younger years, he refurbished furniture.

Donald worked in retail sales at A&P, Eagle, I.G.A. stores, and the Beverage Mart; retiring in 2003. 

He is survived by his wife, of almost 50 years, Karleen of Monroe, son, Michael Trapp of Monroe, sisters, Lorraine Stenslein of Viroqua, and Marie (Howard) Zogg of Madison; 6 nieces and nephews. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Leah Elizabeth and brother-in-law, Kenneth Stenslein. 

Private graveside services will be held at Bethel Hawthorne Cemetery; with Rev. Nathan Strutz officiating.  

Memorials may be directed to the Monroe Clinic Hospice Home. 

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Theodore P. Bergum
age 74, of rural Monticello, died on Monday, October 23, 2017 at the Monroe Manor. He was born on December 30, 1942 in Benton, WI; the son of Ervin and Cecelia (Dunn) Bergum. Theodore was a 1960 graduate of Albany High School. 

Theodore and Beatrice Patchen were united in marriage on August 24, 1963 in Denver Colorado. 

Theodore served in the U.S. Air Force from 1963 – 1964; after he was discharged he served in the National Guard for an additional 6 years. He belonged to the Sons of Norway. 

He enjoyed road trips, sightseeing and Tractor and Truck Pulls.  

Theodore was a dairy farmer and later was a truck driver. 

 He is survived by his wife, Beatrice, of Monticello, son, Jeffrey (Brenda) Bergum of Monroe, and 1 granddaughter, Bobbi Jo Bergum; brothers, Timothy (Barbara) Bergum of Edgerton, Richard (Barbara) Bergum of LaFarge, sisters-in-law; Shirley Bergum of Barneveld, and Kay Bergum of Monroe. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, John and William Bergum. 

Funeral services will be Friday, October 27, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in South Wayne with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery. 

Visitation will be Thursday, October 26th, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE FUNERAL HOME 1455 Mansion Drive and 18th Ave., in Monroe. 

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Alyce H. Cleeremans
age 102, of Monroe, died on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born on August 25, 1915 in Canby, MN; the daughter of Paul and Sidsel (Nielsen) Danniger. 

Alyce and Clarence F. Cleeremans were united in marriage on August 16, 1938 in Minneapolis, MN. 

Alyce worked at Guaranty bank, Armstrong Department Store, Collins Manufacturing all in Cedar Rapids, IA; and later was a School Librarian at Litchfield, MN. 

She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Monroe; enjoyed knitting, bridge, reading and loved spending time with friends. 

She is survived by her daughter, Judith (Daryl) Murken of New Glarus, grandchildren, Robert (Linda) Polansky of Waterloo, IL, James (Elizabeth) Polanzke of York PA, Alison Sammartano of Lemont, IL, Eric (Kathryn) Murken of Chicago, and Heidi (Brian) Borkenhagen of Grafton, WI; 7 great-grandchildren, Joshua, Sarah (Drew), Rebecca, Mirella, Matteo, Bennett, Anna and 1 great-great granddaughter, Adalynn. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Ruth Polansky, and sister, Della Danninger. 

Funeral services will be Monday, November 6, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Lutheran church with Rev. John Tabaka officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Memorial Cemetery in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the church. Memorials may be given in Alyce’s name to Grace Lutheran Church. 

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Karl J. Lehman
age 86, of rural south Wayne, died on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at the Monroe Clinic Hospice Home. He was born on November 21, 1930 in Elgin, IL; the son of John A. and Rose Marie (Schiesher) Lehman. He attended Illinois schools. 

Karl married Dorothy Koerner and later married Evelyn M. (Johnson) Berget. 

Karl farmed in the South Wayne area since 1972. He also worked at Advance Transformer for over 30 years, and was known for and sold produce at the farmers market and family farm with his wife, Evelyn. 

He was a member of the St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church. 

He is survived by his children, Mary Alice Fenneken, Diane Lehman, Dale (Betty) Lehman, Steve (Carol Baumgartner) Lehman and James Lehman; step-children: Crystal Berget, Curtis (Kimberly) Berget, Kerry Berget, Carmen Johnson, Corrine (William) Wartenweiler and Kevin (Suzanne Robertson) Berget, 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren; and family dog, Peanut. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, wives, Dorothy and Evelyn, brother, Ralph Lehman; sister, Rosemary (Sam) Lind; and three great-great grandchildren, Angel Marie, Elijah James, and Daleany Sue. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, November 6, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church with Monsignor Larry Bakke celebrant. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. 

Visitation will be Sunday, November 5th, at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr., and 18th Ave., in Monroe from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.  

A memorial fund is being established in Karl’s memory. 

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Gottlieb Siegfried Brändli, Sr.
age 88, of Monroe, WI died on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at home, surrounded by his family. He was born on October 10, 1929 in Wolfhausen, Canton Zurich, Switzerland, the son of Franz Xaver and Hulda (Oberholzer) Brändli. He attended school in Switzerland until eighth grade; he then did a four year apprenticeship in woodworking. On December 6, 1954 he immigrated to Monroe, Wisconsin. Gottlieb was a longtime cabinet maker. He worked for Kuhne Construction for 30 years before establishing Gottlieb Brändli Swiss Cabinetry. He married Gertrude Messmer in January of 1956; she preceded him in death in 1999. He was later united in marriage to Lucille “Lu” Paull in August of 2004. 

He was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church, a charter member of Monroe Swiss Singers, New Glarus Yodel Club and Männerchor, and New World Swiss Club.  He also established the Monroe Carving Club. 

He enjoyed playing cards, traveling, watching his grandchildren’s activities, and laughing with family and friends while enjoying “a toddy for my body”. 

He is survived by his wife, Lucille “Lu” Paull-Brändli of Monroe; children, Deborah (Fred) Rufener of Newburgh, IN, Gottlieb S. (Nicole) Brändli, Jr. of Monroe, Kurt (Chandra) Brändli of Loves Park, IL; and Monika (Mario) Trafficante, Jr. of Sussex, WI; step-children, Brian (Marcia) Paull and Leann (Mark) Paull-Anderson both of Verona; 18 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; siblings, Hermann Brändli of Chur, Switzerland, Vreni Bϋrke-Brändli and Anton (Ursi) Brändli both of Scherzlingen, Switzerland.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Gertrude Messmer-Brändli, brothers, Franz, Edelbert, and Gregor, and sister, Marie Brändli-Napflin. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, November 10, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church with Monsignor Larry Bakke celebrant. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.  

Visitation will be Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr. and 18th Ave., in Monroe from 4:00 – 8 P.M.  

A memorial fund is being established in Gottlieb’s name.

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James L. Wilde
age 70 of Monroe, died on Monday, November 6, 2017 at his home. He was born on February 3, 1947, the son of Edwin and Alice (Holcomb) Wilde.  

James was born in the family home, where he also passed away. James was a graduate of Monroe High School. 

James and Kathy were married on August 12, 1967. 

James worked for Carter Machine Shop as a welder and fabricator and later worked for Monroe Truck Equipment for over 23 years. 

He enjoyed camping, fishing, jigsaw puzzles and game nights with family and friends. He also enjoyed bowling, having coffee with the boys, and spending time with Wonder. 

He was a member of the Auxiliary Police Department and District Commissioner for the Boy Scouts.  

He is survived by his wife, Kathy, son, Lenny (Linda) Wilde, grandchildren: Dylon, Michyl (Mercy) Wilde, Collyn, Tristan and Ciara, sisters, Judy (John) Trout, Sandy (Mike) Niffenegger. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Richard Wilde. 

Memorial services will be Friday, November 10, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr. and 18th Ave., with Pastor Jeff Cole officiating.  

A private burial will be held at Greenwood Cemetery at a later date. 

Visitation will be Friday, November 10th, from 4:00 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home 

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Judith Ann Butler
age 76, of South Wayne, passed away on Monday, November 6, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born on May 8, 1941, the daughter of Milton and Edna (Christianson) Hermanson in Monroe. She was a graduate of South Wayne High School. She was united in marriage to Keith D. Butler on June 12, 1959 in Blanchardville.  

Judy enjoyed bowling on both single and couple leagues, reading, crossword puzzles, traveling and journal writing. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and cheering on her grandchildren at their sporting events. She was a longtime member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in South Wayne and the Hooded Bandits.  

She is survived by her husband, Keith; children, Ricky (Diane) Butler of Argyle, Susan (Ken) Haffele of Monroe, Scott (Angie) Butler, and Sandy (Kevin) Quinn all of South Wayne; grandchildren, Heather (James) Coffey, Jennifer (David) Green, Britney and Joshua Adams, Paige, Seth, Heath, Hannah, Bailey, and Kylie Butler, and Jacob, Mitchell, McKenzie, and Grant Quinn; great-grandchildren, Kayla Butler-Paulson, Ellie and Brycen Coffey, Jevon Adams, and Liam Massicotte; brothers, Charles Hermanson of Darlington and Carroll (Judy) Hermanson.  

Judy was preceded in death by her parents; son, Bradley; brothers, Harold, Milton “Buddy”, and Gaylord “John” Hermanson; and sister, Ruth Saunders.  

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Our Savior’ s Lutheran Church with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will follow at the West Wiota Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 3:00-6:00 p.m at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home. 

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Roger M. Voelkli
age 96, formerly of Monroe, WI, passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 4, 2017, at Porter Hospice in Centennial, CO. Roger lived with his daughter, Linda Kubly, in Parker, CO for the past two years.  

He was born February 28, 1921, in Monroe, WI, the son Max H. and Rose (Ruesegger) Voelkli. Roger was married to Gertrude (Jegerlehner) Voelkli for over 67 years. Roger graduated from Monroe High School in 1939. He served his country as a First Lieutenant in Italy during WWII in the US Army 15th Air Core Division. 

Roger worked with the Voelkli family business, having the original name of Monroe Ready Mix & Material Company, Inc., until eventually becoming the sole owner. He was instrumental in up-grading the concrete plant over the years and for having a local artist paint the ready mix truck barrels with Swiss heritage, Monroe and Wisconsin inspired logos and themes. As the Monroe Ready Mix business grew over the years, it encompassed three distinct areas of expertise (the ready mix concrete plant division, a well respected concrete construction division along with a very experienced and dedicated excavation division). At its peak, the Monroe Ready Mix, Inc. employed many people from the local area. Roger was very good to his employees and always treasured and respected each and every one of them for their dedication and loyalty over the many years.  

Roger was also a land developer in the Monroe area. He held a Wisconsin Real Estate Broker’s License which enabled him to sell his developed lots in the Monroe Country Club area, and also lots located on the west side business district of Monroe. For many years he was a member of the Monroe Country Club. He was also a member of St. Johns United Church of Christ, the Cecil Jones VFW Post 2312, the American Legion Zilmer Riley Post No. 84, and the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge. Roger was a very social person who loved to be with people. His travels took him to Africa, Europe, Mexico, Canada, and many parts of the US. He loved being outdoors and enjoyed hiking and walking throughout his long life. 

Roger was a volunteer fireman for the Monroe Fire Department for many years and also served as a Green County Deputy Sheriff. He was an avid hunter, sportsman, and outdoorsman. He hunted in Wyoming, Arizona, Alaska, and Canada, as well as many places in southern and central Wisconsin. Roger was passionate about nature and the great outdoors.  

He also loved to dance. Roger and his wife, Gertrude, square danced in the late 1950s. He also loved to polka and on many weekends you could find Roger and Gert at the New Glarus Hotel and the Monroe Turner Hall. He loved to go out to eat and treat his family and friends to a great meal and a glass of wine. He loved being active and always wanted his family and friends to have a good time. 

Surviving children are, Linda (Voelkli) Kubly of Parker, CO, and Max R. Voelkli of Madison, WI. He was also blessed with 6 grandchildren, Edward, Eric, and Wendy Kubly of Parker, CO, Ryan Voelkli of San Francisco, Andrew and Michael Voelkli of Madison, WI; and 3 great-grandchildren. 

Roger was preceded in death by his loving wife, Gertrude (Jegerlehner) Voelkli, a sister, Joan Hoesly of Black Earth, WI, a brother, James Voelkli, a son, Jack Voelkli, mother, Rose (Ruegsegger) Voelkli and father Max H. Voelkli all of Monroe.  

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, November 17, 2017 at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1724 – 14th Street, Monroe, WI, with Rev. Todd Hackman officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until the time of service, burial will follow with a military graveside service, followed by a luncheon in the church basement (Fellowship Hall). In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. John’s United Church of Christ in Roger’s name. The Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral is assisting the family, condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.  

Our families will dearly miss Dad, Grandpa and Great-Grandpa. God Bless and we’ll see you in heaven. 

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Diane M. Lehman
age 60, of Monroe, died on Monday, November 13, 2017 at her home, after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was born on February 15, 1957 in Sycamore, IL, the daughter of Karl and Dorothy (Koerner) Lehman. 

Diane was employed at Swiss Colony, New Glarus Post and later babysat for many children. She had a passion for baking and decorating cakes and cookies. She then enjoyed sharing them with family and friends. 

She was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church. 

She is survived by her children, Amy (Christian) Harkrider and Amanda (Brian Phillips) Yaun; 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; siblings, Mary Alice Fenneken, Dale (Betty) Lehman, Steve (Carol Baumgartner) Lehman and James Lehman; step-siblings: Crystal Berget, Curtis (Kimberly) Berget, Kerry Berget, Carmen Johnson, Corrine (William) Wartenweiler and Kevin (Suzanne Robertson) Berget.  

She is preceded in death by her parents, and her grandchildren, Angel Marie, Elijah James, and Daleany Sue. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church with Monsignor Larry Bakke celebrant. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. 

Visitation will be Tuesday, November 21st from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at the church. 

A memorial fund is being established in Diane’s memory. 

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