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Betty Ann (Jenson) Iverson
passed from her beautiful garden on earth to the eternal garden of life on August 26, 2014. She was born on June 24, 1930 to Guy and Minnie (Myran) Jenson in Sand Creek, WI. Betty graduated from Colfax High School in 1949 and married her high school sweetheart David James Iverson, on July 21, 1951. They lived in Colfax, eventually moving to Monroe in 1965.
Betty was employed as the food service manager for Monroe Public Schools for 18 years, retiring in 1995. She also served as State Legislative Chairman for the Wisconsin School Food Service.
Betty truly loved caring for and giving to others. She enriched the lives of those around her with her selfless generosity, strength and patience. She nurtured her life’s garden as a loving wife, mom and grandma. She would cook, bake, craft, create, sew or patch anything, all with love and a smile!
She is survived by her devoted husband of 63 years, David; her loving families: Denise and Allynn Gertsch; Kaye and Brian Larson and their children, Sara and Derek; Lana and Bob Christoffel and their children, David, Greg and Katie; Jim and Anne Iverson and their children, Elizabeth and Erik; Rita and Gary Vetterli and their children, Kirsten and Hannah; Curt and Kris Iverson and their children, Dane and Cade; and a daughter of her heart, Dawneen Hall; 3 sisters: Margaret Christianson, Gladys Knutson and Laila Melgaard; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ivan and Audrey Iverson; many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, a sister-in-law, brothers-in-law and 2 nieces.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Grace Lutheran Church, with Pastor John Tabaka officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. A visitation will be held Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm, at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Betty’s name.
Evelyn M. Bagley
age 90, of Monroe, died on Friday, September 5, 2014 at Monroe Clinic Hospital. She was born on April 23, 1924 in Albany, the daughter of Burr and Emma (Frietag) Bagley. Evelyn was a graduate of Albany High School.
Evelyn was an office manager for Werner Brake in Beloit and Rockford. She lived in Rockford for 55 years and moved to Monroe on October 18, 2000. She is survived by her brother, Robert (Nora Ostby) Bagley of Brodhead; and Loren (Cynthia) Bagley of Clinton; 8 nieces and nephews; 13 great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents, sister; Dorothy Bagley Kesler and brother, George Bagley. Private family services will be held at a later date. Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family.
Jeanette R. Schlichting
age 93, of Redwood City, CA; formerly of Monroe, died on Monday, September 8, 2014 at All Saints Assisted Living in Madison. Jeanette was born on July 6, 1921 in Freeport, IL; the daughter of James and Marquerite (Doll) Hughes. She graduated from Stockton High School. Jeanette married Jack E. Schlichting on September 15, 1942 in Stockton, IL.
She was an administrative secretary for Casa de Redwood.
Jeanette enjoyed sewing, playing bridge, traveling and was a member of Altar & Rosary Society and Womens club.
Jeanette is survived by her daughters, JoAnn (Randy) Smith of Madison; Jan Schlichting of Milwaukee; Janine (Dana) Jaster of Deforest, WI; brother, Eugene Hughes of Elkhart, IN; sister, Sylvia (Rich) Rupnow of Monroe; 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is predeceased by her parents, husband, Jack and son, Jay. A Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at St, Clare of Assisi Parish at 11:00 a.m. at St. Victors Catholic Church 1760 14th Street in Monroe with Fr. Michael E. Klarer as celebrant. A visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the church.
Linda M. Burma
age 62, of rural Browntown, died on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at her home. She was born on June 8, 1952 in Harvard, IL; the daughter of Lester and Dorothy (Kendall) Jacobs. Linda was a graduate of Harvard High School.
Linda and Kenneth Burma were married on April 28th 1973 in Harvard, IL. Linda was a secretary for Winslow Industries and farmed with her husband Ken, helping with milking and chores. Linda is a member of Peace Church in Christ, and the American Legion Auxiliary in Winslow. Linda is survived by her husband, Kenneth of Browntown, son, Brian (Kathy) Burma of Hudson, WI; daughter, Christine (Clayton) Ruegsegger of Browntown, brothers, Steve (Kim) Jacobs, Ronnie (Sherey) Jacobs, and Raymond Jacobs, sisters, Pat (Ben) Vanderpal and Judie (Hugh) Flagan; several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents, sister, Barb Hutchinson and a brother, Lester Gordon Jacobs. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Peace Church in Christ in Browntown with Pastor Wayne Gregory officiating. Burial will follow at Saucerman Cemetery. A visitation will be Friday, September 12, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home in Monroe. A memorial fund is being established in Linda’s memory.
Donald E. Davenport
age 78, of Monroe, died Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at his home. He was born on June 15, 1936 in Santa Fe, New Mexico; the son of Dorothy F. Rose and foster child of Merle and Dorothy (Dow) Davenport. Don graduated from Freeport High School and attended U. W. Madison. He married Dorothy Wald in 1957 in Monroe; he later married Mary Jo Goecks on October 7, 1995 in Elizabeth, IL. Don started out working for Moore Business Forms, then went to work for WEKZ Radio in Monroe, then went to work for WIBA Radio in Madison. Donald decided to make a change and became a free-lance writer and photographer; he authored numerous books, as well as many newspapers & magazines.
He was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, and he enjoyed traveling and writing about his interests in the Midwest; which included lighthouses, trains and many local attractions.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Jo Goecks of Monroe; a son, Phillip (Judy Haight) Davenport of Madison, and step-son, Jeremy (Michelle Young) Goecks of Ashburn, VA; a daughter, Stephanie (Ken) Funck of Sun Prairie; grandchildren: Max and Abby Funck and step-granddaughter, Summer Young-Goecks; sister, Joan (Mark) Springer of Rockford.
He was preceded in death by his mother, foster parents, and a special aunt, Phyllis Brinkmier.
A special thank you goes out to the caregivers who gave special care to Don: Deb Garr, Terri Dunlavey, Kortney Pippenger, Jeanette Carpenter and Jordyn Steinmann.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at St. John’s United Church of Christ with Rev.Todd Hackman officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. A visitation will be held Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until time of service at the Church.
A memorial fund is being established in Don’s memory.
Elaine F. Mauerman
age 86 of Monroe, died Friday, September 12, 2014 at Community Living Home Options. She was born on May 25, 1928 in Orangeville, Il, the daughter of Lester and Mabel (Clarno) Schulz. Elaine graduated from Monticello High School. Elaine and Nathan Mauerman were married on May 15, 1955 in Monroe. Nathan died on October 26, 1998. She worked at Montgomery Wards for 2 years, farmed for 4 years, Advance Transformer for 7 years, then Industrial Combustion for 22 years. She was a member of Monroe United Methodist Church, she enjoyed chip carving, sewing and gardening.
She is survived by two daughters: Debbie (Larry) Mann of Winslow, IL and Linda (Richard) Nyborg of Eau Claire; 1 grandson, Paul; 2 step-grandchildren, Dennis and Tina; 5 step-great grandchildren; a sister, Kathryn Grenzow of Monticello; 2 sister-in-laws, Mary Schulz of Monticello and Pauline Schulz of Brodhead. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 4 brothers: Harold, Paul, Lester and Marion; 2 sisters, Ruth Stauffer and Doris Ziltner; sister-in-law, Lois Dietrich.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Monroe United Methodist Church, with Pastor Randy Booth officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. A visitation will be held Tuesday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Shriner Hager Gohlke funeral home. A memorial fund will be established in Elaine’s name.
Troy A. Gorr
age 18, died on Monday, September 15, 2014 in a farming accident. He was born on March 28, 1996 in Monroe, the son of Todd and Debra (Spooner) Gorr. Troy was a 2014 graduate of Monroe High School and planned to attend UW short course this fall. He worked as a farm hand for Jeff Malkow Farms.
Troy was a member of Clarno United Methodist Church, Monroe FFA, Jolly Mixers 4-H Club, American Hereford, Angus and Simmental Association, and the Black Hawk Sportsman Club. He is survived by his parents, Todd and Debra Gorr of rural Monroe, brothers, Trevor and Traiten Gorr both of rural Monroe; maternal grandparents, Don (Ann) Spooner of Brodhead, paternal grandfather, Jerry Gorr of Juneau, WI; many aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends. He is predeceased by his paternal grandmother, Donna Gorr. Memorial services will be held on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home with Pastor David Busker officiating. A visitation will be Thursday, September 18th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established in Troy’s memory at Sugar River Banks.
Daniel R. Bechtolt
age 80, of rural Monroe, died on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. He was born on January 19, 1934 in Monroe, the son of Earl and Frieda (Wenger) Bechtolt. Daniel was a 1951 graduate of Monroe High School.
Daniel and Doris Gransee were married on August 4, 1956 in Brodhead. Daniel farmed in the Jordan Township area and later worked for Zweifel Construction. He enjoyed spending time outdoors with family and friends and enjoyed hunting. He is survived by Doris Bechtolt of Monroe, children: Scott (Penny) Bechtolt of Monroe, Ervin Bechtolt of Freeport, IL; Don Bechtolt of Monroe, Robert (Alice) Bechtolt of South Wayne, J.D. Bechtolt of Monroe, Carol Knox of Monroe, Lynn (James) Rackow of Juda, Mark Bechtolt of Browntown; sister, Joyce Dunlavey of Freeport, IL; brothers, Paul (Wanda) Bechtolt of Monroe, David Bechtolt of Madison; 16 grandchildren and 17 greatgrandchildren. He is predeceased by his parents, and grandson, Jason John. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home with Rev. Randy Krause officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, September 29th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Richard (Dick) Broge
age 82, of South Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at home surrounded by his family. Dick was born on February 27, 1932, the son of Fred and Lydia (Deeg) Broge. Dick joined the Air Force in 1951 and served his country honorably in England and Germany. On March 8, 1953, while on leave he married the love of his life Jean Marie Ott in Monroe, WI. Dick worked for Simmons Construction, Monroe, WI, and South Wayne Lumber Company after returning from the service. He then formed B&L Builders with his brother-in-law George LaGrange. Dick built many homes in the area and after retirement enjoyed spending his time building custom furniture. Dick was actively involved in his church, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in South Wayne, where he served as President and on the church council for many years.
Dick is survived by his wife Jean of 61 years and their 4 children; Michael (Jean) Broge of DeForest, WI, Steven (Arlene Freytag) of Monroe, WI, Thomas (Marta) Broge of New Berlin, WI, and Suzanne (Dennis Hagen) of South Wayne, WI. He is further survived by 9 grandchildren; Ryan, Aaron (Billie Ann) and Andrew Broge, Andi (Kevin Phillips) and Alex Broge, Josh Broge and Zack, Nick and Rachel Hagen, as well as 2 great grandchildren; Abigail and Lydia Broge; and his special brother-in-law and fishing partner Burnette Burkhalter.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Joyce LaGrange.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in South Wayne, with Rev. Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery in South Wayne.
Visitation will be held Sunday, September 28th from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE FUNERAL HOME 1455 Mansion Dr., and 18th Ave., in Monroe.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to loving and supportive neighbor Pauline Mau and the Monroe Clinic Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Dick’s memory.
The Hanson Funeral Home is serving the family.
Inegene “Inie” M. Lisser
age 89, of Monroe, died on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at Monroe Clinic Hospital. She was born on April 8, 1925 in Gratiot, Wisconsin the daughter of John and Fernellie (Lincicum) McGlynn.
Inegene and Ernest E. Lisser II were married in July of 1944. Inie was a cashier at St. Vincent DePaul in Monroe and retired in 2013. Inie was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ and the Women of the Moose Lodge Chapter #599. Inie is survived by her sons, Larry (Nadine) Lisser of Campbell, CA; John (Karen) Lisser of Corona, CA; Rich (Michelle) Lisser of Medina, OH; Bill (Mary) Lisser of Rochester, MN; Ernest E. (Marie Polar) Lisser III of Appleton, WI; Bob (Stephanie DeNure) Lisser of Madison, WI; brothers, Bob McGlynn of Gratiot, WI; Chuck McGlynn of Brookfield, CT; sister, Betty McKenna of Gratiot, WI; 32 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her parents; husband, Ernest; daughter, Janet Nolty; brothers, Gordon and Jim McGlynn; and grandson, Steve Lisser. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 12:00 noon at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Drive and 18th Ave., with Rev. Todd Hackman officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 noon at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Green County Food Pantry.
Arlin E. Erickson
age 84, of Monroe, died Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. He was born on May 3, 1930 in Lafayette County, the son of George and Frances (Engebretson) Erickson. He graduated from Darlington High School. Arlin married Shirley McConnell on August 5, 1950 in Darlington. He served in the Korean War from May of 1951 to May of 1953. Arlie spent his entire career in auto sales, and founded and operated Monroe Auto Sales for many years. He was a member of Monroe United Methodist Church, Smith Lodge #31 F. & AM., Green County Shrine, American Legion- Zilmer Riley Post #84, Cecil Jones V.F.W. Post 2312, and Monroe Kiwanis.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley of Monroe, 5 children: Randall (Penny) Erickson of Monroe, Gail (Mark) Bundner of Verona, Rodney (Ruth) Erickson of Tomah, Lori (Dennis) Holyoke of Monroe, and Eric (Debra) Erickson of Platteville; a sister, LaVona Quinn of Monona; 12 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Winona Haffele and 3 brothers-in-law.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Monroe United Methodist Church, with Reverend Randy Booth officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Monroe with military honors. A visitation will be held Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a Masonic service at 7:00 p.m. at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home.
Vernon H. Priebe
age 88, of rural Argyle, died on Monday, October 13, 2014 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born on October 11, 1926 in Evergreen Park, IL; the son of Albert and Jesse (Lange) Priebe and attended Blue Island High School.
He served in the U.S. Army from September 1950 to December 1956. Vernon and Carol (Woodruff) were married on November 17, 1956 in Chicago Heights, IL. Vernon was a semi-driver hauling steel until 1969 and then moved to Browntown in 1970 and started farming until retiring in 1991. Vernon was a member of Jordan Lutheran Church, American Legion in Argyle and served on the Jordan Township board for several years. He is survived by his wife, Carol of Argyle, sons, Brett Priebe of Argyle, Brian (Andrea) Priebe of Monroe, Clark Priebe of Browntown, daughter, Joi (Gary) Keepers of Monroe, 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Vernon is predeceased by his parents, 2 brothers, Alvin and Kenneth. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Drive and 18th Ave., in Monroe with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will follow in Jordan Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 15th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Shirley Y. Blumer
age 90 of Albany, Wisconsin died Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at her home with her family after a short illness. She was born May 19, 1924 in Albany Township the daughter of Vern and Blanche (Davis) Jones and graduated from Albany High School in 1941 & Whitewater Teachers College.
Shirley married William “Billy” Blumer on April 25, 1945 at Williamston, South Carolina.
Shirley was the first Green County Dairy Queen, School Teacher in Albany & Brodhead, was a Special Education School Bus driver, served on the Albany School Board, was a member of Albany Baptist Church where she was Sunday & Bible School Teacher, Lifetime member of Albany Historical Society, Albany American Legion Auxiliary for 62 years, Albany Alumni Association, and was Albany & Green County Cancer Chairman. Shirley farmed with her husband on the family farm all their lives and they Co-hosted Green County Dairy Days in 1992 and Wisconsin Farm Technology Days in 2007. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, & great-grandmother.
Surviving are her son, Keith (Teresa) Blumer of Albany; daughters, Rhonda (Alfred) Roenneburg of Albany & D’Anna Blumer of Janesville; grandchildren, Michelle (Jim) Wills of Middleton, Trent (Krishell) Blumer of Albany, Luke (Cheryl) Roenneburg of Cross Plains, Drew Roenneburg of Monona, & Molly (Chris) Babler of Monroe; great-grandchildren, Alex & Aaron Wills, Lauren & Evan Blumer, Owen, Ryan, & Ellie Roenneburg, & Rorie & Carlie Babler; and many Nieces, Nephews, & other relatives. She was predeceased by her Parents; husband, William; and daughter, Jacqueline Blumer. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, October 20, 2014 at Albany Methodist Church with Pastor Pat Soddy Officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery in Albany. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. Sunday at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Drive & N. 18th Avenue in Monroe. A Memorial Fund is being established in Shirley’s memory.
Alvin H. Best
age 94, of New Glarus Nursing Home, died Friday, October 17, 2014 at Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born on July 10, 1920 in Brooklyn, WI; the son of Harry and Alvina (Noggles) Best. Alvin and Susanna Rhyner were married on January 31, 1948.
Alvin farmed in the Brooklyn, Evansville, and Albany area retiring in 2007. He enjoyed reading and spending time outdoors.
Alvin is survived by his daughter, Patricia (Robert Hort) Best of Monticello and 1 granddaughter, Brenda Hort of Alvin, TX.
He is predeceased by his parents; wife, Susanna; son, Melvin; 2 brothers, Ivan and Arvin; 2 sisters, Leota Ace and Illa Keehn.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, 1455 Mansion Dr., and N. 18th Ave., with Pastor David Busker officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Albany. A visitation will be held Tuesday from 10:00 am until the time of service, at the funeral home.
The family would like to thank the New Glarus Nursing Home for all their support and care.
Hans Lehner Sr.
age 58, of Browntown, died on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at University Hospital in Madison surrounded by his family. He was born on October 14, 1956 in Dodgeville, Wisconsin; the son of William and Mary (Felix) Lehner and graduated from Mt. Horeb High School.
Hans and Denise Brunner were married on July 11, 1987 in Mt. Horeb Wisconsin. Hans managed the Valley View Cheese Co-op and was the head cheese maker. He was a member of the Wisconsin Cheesemaker’s Association, and the South West Cheesemaker’s Association. Hans enjoyed watching the Packers and the Badgers, traveling, reading, but his biggest joy was his work. He was a world and USA Champion Cheese Maker. His love of life and happy personality will be missed. He is survived by his wife, Denise of Browntown; son, Hans Lehner Jr. of South Wayne; daughter, Gabriela Lehner of Browntown; brothers, Willi (Kitas McKnight) Lehner of Blue Mounds, WI; Seppi Lehner of Los Angeles, CA; sisters, Mary (James) Meives of Mt. Horeb; and Heidi (Chris) Fannin of Racine, WI., sister-in-law, Deb Lehner of Mt. Horeb, WI; father and mother-in law Don and Goldie Brunner of Mt. Horeb and many other relatives and friends. Hans is predeceased by his parents, brothers, Peter and Tommy. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon, on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr., N. 18th Ave., in Monroe, with Rev. Kevin Cernek officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 noon at the funeral home. Thank you to the Browntown EMT’S and ambulance, Monroe Clinic Hospital and UW Madison Hospital for your help and support.
Mary A. Coplien
age 81 of Monroe, died Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born on April 23, 1933 in Janesville, the daughter of Wrennie and Anna (Vollman) Riese. She graduated from Juda High School in 1952. Mary married Roger F. Coplien on July 26, 1952 in Juda. Mary worked at Pleasant View Nursing Home as a Nurses aid for 28 years, retiring in 1998. She enjoyed embroidery and reading. She volunteered at the Monroe Clinic and Hospital for many years, she also drove for meals-on-wheels.
She is survived by her daughter, Sue (Greg) Arnold of Oshkosh; son, Curtis (Christine) Coplien of Freeport; a brother, Alvin Riese of Monroe, 3 grandchildren: Robin (Jason) Porst of Oshkosh, Jeffrey Arnold of Appleton and Madison Coplien of Freeport; and one great grandchild, Lindsay Porst; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Roger Coplien Jr.; 2 sisters, Alice Wolfe and Helen Rufer; 6 brothers: Chester, Roy, Forrest, Elmer, Roger and Robert.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Zion United Methodist Church, Juda, with Reverend Vicki Brantmeyer officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon cemetery, Juda. A visitation will be held Tuesday from 1:00 pm until the time of service, at the Church. Shriner Hager Gohlke funeral home is assisting the family.
Kenneth “Ken” L. Norder Jr.
age 78, of Monroe, died on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. He was born on October 10, 1936 in Monroe, Wisconsin the son of Kenneth and Olga (Roth) Norder Sr. Ken was a 1954 graduate of Monroe High School.
Kenneth and Betty J. Carter were married on July 12, 1986 at St. John’s United Church of Christ. Ken was employed at the Sunbeam Bread Company, Swiss Colony and later worked for Minhas Craft Brewery in Monroe.
In Ken’s younger years he was an avid baseball player and tried out for the Milwaukee Braves. He also was an avid Packer fan and enjoyed golf.
Ken was a member of the Monroe Lion’s Club. Ken is survived by his wife, Betty of Monroe; son, Keith (Cheryl) Norder of Menomonie, WI; daughters, Ellen (Dick) Marty of Monroe, step-daughter, Carrie Carter; brother, William Norder of Monroe; grandchildren: Alli and Amy. Ken is predeceased by his parents, and sister, Judith Carter. Memorial Services will be held on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home with Pastor David Busker officiating. A visitation will be Monday, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.
Lisa Ann Kennedy (Foss)
age 44, of Winslow, IL; died on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on September 2, 1970 in Janesville, WI; the daughter of Darrell R. and Vicki (Jewel) Foss. Lisa graduated from Rockford Business College with a Bachelor of Art degree.
Lisa and Nathan Kennedy were married on June 7, 2008 at the Monroe Church of the Nazarene. Lisa was involved with Home Care for the children and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Lisa was a member of the Monroe Brethern. She is survived by her husband, Nathan Kennedy of Winslow, IL; parents, Vicki (Ken) Wagenknecht of TX; Darrell (Bonnie) Foss of TN; sons, Marshall and Anthony Floerke of IL; daughter, Robin (Robert) Newman of TN; brother, Daniel Foss of TN; sisters, Deanna Klosterman of WI; Rachel Singleton of IL; Pam Corbin of TN; Keri Pierce of TN; and granddaughter, Trinity Newman. She is predeceased by her grandparents. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE Funeral Home, 1455 Mansion Dr., and N. 18th Ave., in Monroe, WI; with Kevin Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Rock Lilly Cemetery, Winslow, IL. A visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established in Lisa’s memory at the Sugar River Bank.
John M. Gobeli
age 68, of Woodford, died on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at
the Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born on March 16, 1946 in Monroe, Wisconsin, the son of John and Melvia (Kline) Gobeli and was a 1964 graduate of Monroe High School.
He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1964 -1969 in Military Intelligence.
John and Sandra L. Wyssbrod were married on February 29th, 1980 at the Little Brown Church in Iowa.
John was owner of Rural Roofing of Woodford.
John was a member of the Martintown Community Church and the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #754.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra of Woodford, sons, Kiel (Kristie) Gobeli of Broomfield, CO; Bill (Aimee) Gobeli of Greenville, SC; John (Janelle) Gobeli of Monroe; daughter, Sarah Gobeli of Madison; brothers, Ivan (Marlene) Gobeli of Monroe; Walter (Nellie) Gobeli of Ava, MO; Jim (Judy) Gobeli of Argyle; sister, Wanda Kline of Monroe; and 9 grandchildren.
He is predeceased by his parents, John and Melvia, and brother, Wendell.
Memorial services will be held on Friday, November 7, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Martin Town Community Church with Pastor Kevin Cernek officiating.
Visitation will be Thursday, November 6th from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr., N. 18th Ave., in Monroe.
Shirley A. Keegan
age 88, of Monroe, died on Monday, November 3, 2014 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born on February 11, 1926 in Clarno Township the daughter of Gayle and Lena (Tuescher) Matzke and was a 1943 graduate of Monroe High School.
Shirley married Leo Keegan on February 2, 1949 at St. Victor’s Rectory. Leo passed away on September 3, 1971. They had two children, Susan and Gaylen. Gaylen passed away on May 3, 1972.
Shirley worked at St. Clare Hospital in Camp Grant IL; and for the United Telephone Company; Shirley and her husband owned and operated the Ludlow Bar.
Shirley was an avid bowler, enjoyed golf, puzzles, playing pool, an avid Packer fan, and loved spending time with her family and friends.
She was a member of the Monroe United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her daughter, Sue (James) Dahmen and their children: Cory (Marcia) Dahmen, Ryan (Lindsay) Dahmen, and Andrea (Greg) Garvens; great-grandaughters: Kennedy Dahmen, Alivia Garvens, great-grandsons: Drake Dahmen, Luke Dahmen and Keegan Dahmen; nephew, Dennis Matzke, niece, Bethany Matzke Fahr and a dear friend for many years, Caryl Gempler.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo, in 1971; son, Gaylen, in 1972; parents, Gayle Matzke, in 1981; Lena Matzke, in 1985; and a brother, Harold Matzke in 1995.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 7, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr., and 18th Ave., with pastor Randy Booth officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
Jeanette M. Lane
age 82, of Monroe, died on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family and friends.
She was born on May 23, 1932 in Monroe, the daughter of Thomas and Bessie (Kading) Peterson and was a graduate of South Wayne High School. Jeanette and Richard Lane were married on January 30, 1951 on the coldest day recorded in South Wayne. Jeanette was owner and operator of the Electrolysis Center until retiring in 1996. Jeanette was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church. She was a very caring and loving soul who enjoyed taking care of others and making people laugh. She is survived by her daughters, Michelle (John) Strosin of Madison; Pamela (Scott) Breach of Austin, TX; grandchildren: Daniel and Megan Dwyer both of Madison; Emily and Lauren Breach both of Austin TX; brother, Roger (Rita) Peterson of Port Byron, IL; brothers-in-law, Harry Olson and Donald (Barb) Lane of Monroe; sister-in-law, Saisamorn Lane of Monroe; several nieces, nephews, cousins, a special friend, Shirley Denure and countless other friends. She is predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Bessie; husband, Richard; brothers, Arthur and Wayne Peterson; sister, Ruth Olson; and nephew, Ricky Olson. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, November 10, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church with Fr. Larry Bakke Celebrant. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, November 9th, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr. and N. 18th Ave. in Monroe. A memorial fund is being established in Jeanette’s memory.
Anita J. Ambrose
This is the final Curtain Call….for our star, Anita J. Ambrose, age 71, of Monroe, died on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at her home. She was born on March 14, 1943 in Chicago, IL; the daughter of Donald and Ruth (Lowe) Barger. Anita was a 1961 graduate of McHenry Community High School.
Anita and Robert Ambrose Sr. were married on July 31, 1963 in McHenry, IL.
She attended Union Presbyterian Church, was a charter member of the Monroe Theater Guild, member of Women of the Moose Chapter #599, Monroe Arts Center and Monroe Women’s Club.
Before her accident, Anita enjoyed bowling, the Monroe Theater Guild, helping at Blackhawk School, and spending time with family and friends. She was a supporter of the Monroe Clinic Hospice Foundation and the Green County Humane Society.
She is survived by her sons, Robert (Lenae) Ambrose, Brett (Shawn) Ambrose, Tom Ambrose, all of Monroe; daughter, Katie (Rudy) Bennett of Burlington; sister, Donna Jensen of Wonderlake, IL; brothers, Steve (Debra) Ormord of Dodge City, KS; David Barger, Thomas (Susan) Barger, and Richard Barger all of Pittsfield, IL; 8 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; her two dogs, Duke and Jake.
She is predeceased by her husband, parents, step-mother, Annabelle Barger.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Union Presbyterian Church with Reverend Jesse Larson officiating.
Visitation will be Wednesday, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr. and N. 18th Ave. in Monroe.
Robert H. Kegebein Sr.
age 76, of rural Monroe, died on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at his home. He was born on October 18, 1938 in Crystal Lake, IL; the son of Elmer and LuLu (Rohrssen) Kegebein and was a graduate of Crystal Lake Community High School.
Robert Served in the U.S. Army from 1956-1963 and the Army Reserve from 1963-1967.
Robert Kegebein and Sandra Joann Schuringa were married on March 2, 1968 in Crystal Lake, IL.
Robert was a proud dairy and beef farmer in Jordan Township. He enjoyed the outdoors and was proud that he could fix most anything that came his way. Robert was a member of the Monroe Bible Church.
He is survived by his wife, Joann, of Monroe, sons, Richard (Mary) Rehberg of Green Bay; Ronald (Kathy) Rehberg of Grand Junction,CO; Robert (Jackie) Kegebein Jr., of Argyle, daughters, Lori (Rob) Suda of Green Bay, Jodi, Sandra and Patricia Kegebein all of Monroe; brothers,
John (Jeannie) Kegebein of Watsonville, CA; Barry (J.C.) Kegebein of Bloomington, MN.; 11 ½ grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
He is predeceased by his parents.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr. N. 18th Ave. in Monroe with Rev. Dan Krahenbuhl officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home and from 10:00 a.m. until time of service on Saturday.
Carol A. Meyers
age 78 of Monroe died Friday, November 14th, 2014. Carol was born November 11th, 1936 in the Exeter Township, New Glarus, WI. She was the daughter of William and Marie (Baumgartner) Reuter. She graduated from the Class of 1955- Belleville High School and married Harris A. Meyers on April 27th, 1957 at the Swiss United Church of Christ, New Glarus, WI. Carol was a housewife, mother and grandmother. She had helped her husband on the farm, enjoyed many years of gardening, card club playing, polka dancing and being with family and friends. She was a member of the St John’s Church of Christ in Monroe, and in her earlier years being a part of the Stateline Square Dancers. Carol was an avid Badgers and Green Bay Packer fan.
Carol is survived by her husband of 57 years, Harris Meyers; a daughter, Brenda Neuenschwander, a son Bruce Meyers, and two granddaughters Bailey and Sierra Neuenschwander, all of Monroe. Sisters Lorna Mutch, Madison, Jeanette (LeRoy) Abplanalp, Sun Prairie, a brother Charles (Ruby) Reuter, Verona. Very special in-laws; sister-in-law, Judy Reuter, New Glarus, Dorothy Meyers, Monroe. Brother and sister-in-laws, Lavon (Don) Prien, Luana (Joe) Wels and with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Raymond, Leon and Robert Reuter. Very special in-laws, Stanley & Ruth Meyers, Dale Meyers, Robert Mutch, Betty Reuter, and nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held Tuesday November 18th from 4-7pm at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral and funeral services will be held Wednesday November 19th at 10:30am at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home with Reverend Tiff Bates officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Hawthorne Cemetery and at a later date. Condolences may be made sent to the family at www.shriner111.com. The family would like to express their gratitude to the Pleasant View Nursing Home staff for their kindness, compassion and support.