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Layne A. Sass
age 58, of Monroe, passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at his home. He was born on July 11, 1957 in Monroe, the son of Paul and Lelia (Heller) Sass. Layne graduated from Monroe High School in 1975 and attended U.W. Lacrosse for 1 year.
Layne worked at various cheese factories in the Monroe area, and formerly was a delivery man for Phillips Furniture. He enjoyed fishing and talking to people. He is survived by his brother, Paul (Hai) Sass, nephews, Anthony (Jennifer) Sass and Vinh Sass all of Madison. He is predeceased by his parents, and a brother, Donald. A Celebration of Life will be Wednesday, March 16th, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home, 1455 Mansion Dr., and 18th Ave., in Monroe.
John E. Minder
age 93 of Browntown, died Saturday, March 12, 2016 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born on January 31, 1923 in Browntown, the son of John and Marie (Burke) Minder. John married Suzanne Goodman on June 22, 1947 in Browntown. He was a dairy farmer and enjoyed fishing, hunting, baseball, softball and bowling.
He is survived by his wife, Suzanne of Browntown; 5 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; many great grandchildren; and one great great grandson. He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers: Albert, Fritz and Walt; 2 sisters: Emma Gutzmer and Alice Minder.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, with Pastor Lowell Stuessy officiating. Burial will be in Saucerman Cemetery.
A visitation will be held Tuesday from 10:00 am until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in John’s memory to Boys Town.
LeRoy F. Walters
age 84 of Browntown, died Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. He was born on March 1, 1932 in Jordon Center Township, the son of Frank and Thelma (Bloom) Walters. He graduated from Winslow High School. He joined the Navy and served on the USS Ashland (LSD-1) from Sept. 1950 to June of 1954. LeRoy married Marian L. Hawthorne on December 23, 1954 in Martintown. LeRoy was a dairy farmer his entire life, retiring in 1999. He was a life member of Stuart-Schneider American Legion post #592 in Winslow, IL. LeRoy enjoyed going to the stock car races.
He is survived by his wife, Marian of Browntown; son, Frank Walters of Monroe; a daughter, Rosonda (Nick) Kieffer of Darlington; 4 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Michael Roy and 2 children in infancy, Rhodona Ray and a stillborn son.
A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, March 22, 2016 from 12:00 noon until 3:00 pm at the Monroe Moose Lodge. Memorials may be given in LeRoy’s name to either Browntown First Response or Green County EMS. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.
David W. Putnam
age 88, of Monroe, passed away on Monday, March 21, 2016 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. He was born on May 10, 1927 in Argyle, the son of Charles and Ethel (Stixrood) Putnam.
David and Darlyne Lewis were married on September 27, 1953 in Monroe. David served in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1952. David owned and operated the Pecatonica Oil Company from 1959-1984. He later worked as a maintenance man for the St. Clare Hospital and Monroe Park and Recreational Department. He was a member of Union Presbyterian Church, former member of the Monroe Moose, American Legion, VFW and the Monroe and South Wayne Fire Department. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting, camping and spending time with family. He is survived by his children: Diane (Tom) Dunn of Freeport, IL; Dorene (Lyle) Beck of Polo, IL; Donna (Steve) Vanderheyden Stockton, IL; Dawn (Bob) Matson of Adams Friendship, WI; grandchildren: Michael, Kristen, Harley (Amanda), Alexandria (Ward), Stephanie, and Jesse;
step-grandchildren: Jennica and Janessa; great-grandchildren: David, Andria, Harley Clayton, Emily, Kennedy, Ward III, Braydon, and Yachura.
He was predeceased by his parents, wife, grandson, Andrew Lancaster, brothers, Arthur, Charles and Robert; sisters, Charlene Durtschi, Carol McWilliams and Sandy Linnerud. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Drive and 18th Ave., with Reverend Jessse Larson officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery Argyle. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. The Hanson Funeral Home is serving the family.
Carole J. Albright
age 87, of Oregon, formerly of Albany, passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at the Oregon Manor. She was born on February 25, 1929 in Madison, the daughter of Erling and Monona (Brazee) Lunde. Carole was a graduate of Madison Central High School.
Carole and Russell Albright were married March 27, 1954 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Madison, Wisconsin. She worked at St. Mary’s Hospital and also worked beside her husband on the Family Century Farm. She enjoyed gardening, baking, music, she loved traveling with her husband and sheltie dog, “Tippy”. Carole was a member of the Albany United Methodist Church. She is survived by her daughter, Kathy J. (Paul) Mangan of Oregon, WI; son, William “Bill” (Ada) Albright of Monroe; 2 grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; 4 step great grandchildren, and her tortoise shell cat, Sara. She is predeceased by her parents, husband, brother, daughter, Sandy Albright, and son, Tommy Albright. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Albany United Methodist Church, with Pastor Brad Mather officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest cemetery. A visitation will be held Saturday from 10:00 am until the time of service, at the church. SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Charlotte M. Haldiman
age 85, of South Wayne, passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born on August 1, 1930 in Oneco, Township, Orangeville, IL, the daughter of Samuel and Letha (Boyer) Matzke. She grew up in the Monroe and Juda area and graduated from Monroe High School in 1948.
Charlotte married Fritz Haldiman on August 31, 1948 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA. They met at a dance at Turner Hall and their love story lasted 67½ years and leaves a lasting legacy to their family. Charlotte farmed alongside her husband, Fritz, and her brother-in-law, Roy Haldiman, on the family farm near South Wayne. She also served as an election inspector at almost every election for over thirty years. She was her husband’s best friend. Not only did they farm together for 40 plus years, they did everything together. Charlotte attended every baseball game that Fritz played in and that continued as she supported her sons and grandchildren in their sporting events, even up through last summer.
She enjoyed cooking, baking, crocheting and her garden. She took great pride in her yard, both on the farm and their house in town. She was meticulous with mowing her lawn, had her rake in hand as the first leaf fell from the trees and had her shovel ready at the forecast of a snowfall. She enjoyed watching every Brewer,Badger and Packer game on TV with Fritz by her side. More than anything, she loved being a housewife, mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her husband Fritz, of South Wayne, sons, Terry (Nola) Haldiman of South Wayne, Tim ( Jane) Haldiman of Waterloo, WI; daughter, Patty (Steve) Tuescher of Wiota; grandchildren: Jayson Haldiman, Dan (Jaqui) Haldiman, Krista (Dave Powell) Haldiman; Trent (Chrissy) Haldiman, Kim (Tim) Lancaster, and Kory (Dani) Tuescher. She was adored by her 10 great-grandchildren: Anna, Keira and Kendra Haldiman, Dylan and Brett Haldiman, Broderick Powell, Gia Haldiman, Lexi and Rylie Lancaster, and Quincy Tuescher. She was predeceased by her parents, brothers, John and Russell Matzke; sisters, Lois Rupnow and Phyllis Severson; and great-grandchildren, Carly and Zachary Haldiman. Funeral services will be Monday, April 4, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Wiota Lutheran Church, with Pastor Kevin Cernek officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in South Wayne. Visitation will be Sunday, April 3rd from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.at the Wiota Lutheran Church. Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family.
Charles G. Miller
age 86, of Monroe, formerly of Browntown, passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016 at the Monroe Manor. He was born on March 13, 1930 in Freeport, IL; the son of Milburn and Helen (Blodgett) Miller. He graduated from South Wayne High school in 1947.
Charles and Dorothy Wahler were married on July 9, 1949 at the West Wiota Lutheran Church. Charles and Dorothy farmed on the family farm from 1951-2001, where he also ran a bait shop for many years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trap shooting and spending time with family. Charles was a member of Peace United Church of Christ, Blackhawk Sportsmen Club, serving as past president, Blackhawk Snowmobile Club, serving as past president and Lafayette Alliance. He also was a lifetime member of the Blackhawk FFA Alumni and served on the Blackhawk School Board and the Cadiz Township Board for many years. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy of Monroe, son, Michael (Julie) Miller of Monroe; son-in-law, Mike Dunlavy of Browntown; brother, Jack (Dorothy) Miller of Baldwinsville, NY; grandchildren: Nicole (Steve) O’Dell of Menomonie, Kim (Jarrod) Osborn of Fremont, Nick (Katrina) Dunlavy of Brodhead, Kourtney (David) Lauer of West Bend, Bryan Miller (Jenessa Anderson) of Madison, Erinn (Garrett) Mueller of Austin, MN; great grandchildren: Corinne and Caroline O’Dell; Isaac, Chase, and Hannah Osborn; Spencer and Sydney Dunlavy; Drew and Brody Mueller. He was predeceased by his parents, Milburn and Helen, daughter, Debra Dunlavy, sisters-in-law, Marjorie Brinkmeier, Virginia Dischler, brothers-in-law, David Brinkmeier & Lucas Dischler and aunt Fern Mau. Funeral services will be Monday, April 4, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Peace United Church of Christ in Browntown, with Pastor Wayne Gregory officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, South Wayne. Visitation will be Sunday, April 3rd, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr., and 18th Ave. in Monroe.
Julia Ann Mulligan
age 97, of Iowa, formerly of Monroe and Freeport, passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at West Wing Place in DeWitt, IA. She was born on July 21, 1918 in Clarno, Township, daughter of Lee and Lillian (Binger) Rinehart. Julia and Edward C. Mulligan were married on March 23, 1946, in Monroe.
Julia enjoyed, cooking, gardening, fishing, sewing, reading and crocheting. She is survived by her son, Ed (Marsha) Mulligan of Freeport, IL; daughter, Beverly (Pati VanGorp) Mulligan of DeWitt, IA; grandchildren: Ryan (Dawn) Mulligan of Monroe, Patrick (Jennifer) Mulligan of Freeport, IL, Christopher (Ashlee) Mulligan of Harrisburg, IL., and 12 great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her parents, husband, 4 brothers, and 5 sisters. Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 9th, at 11:00 a.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr., and 18th Ave., in Monroe,WI., with Pati VanGorp officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be April 9th, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
Marvin Walter Thoman
age 84, of Monticello, WI, passed away on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Marvin was born on June 28, 1931 at home, in Washington Township, Monticello, to Walter and Rose (Baertschi) Thoman. Marvin attended Purcell School and married Gloria Zimmerman on November 26, 1950 at the Washington Reformation UCC Church in rural Monticello.
Marvin dairy farmed all of his life, beginning at home. When he was 14, he went to work for neighbors. He and Gloria then farmed together in rural Monticello. He farmed at his present farm, Lone Pine Dairy, for 54 years. Marvin loved visiting with family and friends. He enjoyed talking about farming and was very involved in all aspects of the farming operation. He also enjoyed driving the gator around with Gloria to survey the crops and cattle and to marvel at the farming operation they built together. He looked forward to day trips to “get parts” and events at the Apparitions’ Club House. Marvin was an active, life-long member of the Washington Church, singing and joking in the choir and in the past, serving on Consistory and the building committees. He was a member of the NFO and enjoyed his years with the Green County Harmony Chorus. Marvin touched many lives as was evidenced by the number of visitors he received in the last few months. Marvin’s friendly and outspoken personality will be missed by all. Marvin is survived by his wife of 65 years, Gloria, two sons, two daughters, 13 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren: Wayne (Pam Flannery) Thoman, Rachel (Jon) Rufer – Jacy and Evan, Hillary (Dennis) Wood – Kaylea, Corrina (Josh) Homulos – Claira, Jerry Flannery; Kathy (John) Reeter, Matthew (Heidi) Reeter – Reese and Rhett, Nicholas (Alyssa) Reeter – Naiya and Judson, Andrew (Angela Rosc) Reeter, Jennifer (Nick Holmes) Reeter; Guy (Wendi) Thoman, Heather Thoman (Brad Hamlin) – Kinlee and Kayah, Adam Thoman, Haylee (Tom) Pendell; and Janis (Ron) Roesslein, Maegan Roesslein – Ava, and Maeci Roesslein; siblings: June Gruenberg, Allen (Shirley) Thoman, Glorianne (Robert) Rufenacht, Dennis (Linda) Thoman, Linda (Dave) Klemm. And, also many extended family, including Evelyn Thoman and Bradley Voegeli. Marvin was preceded in death by a grandson, Wade Thoman and his parents, Walter and Rose, his sister Pauline (Ernest) Krahenbuhl and his brother Donald (Marie) Thoman, and brother-in-law, Paul Gruenberg.
The family wishes to thank all of the wonderful staff they and Marvin encountered on this journey including staff from: The Monroe Clinic, Wisconsin Heart, The Monroe Manor, The UW Hospital, Select Specialty Hospital, and Agrace Hospice. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the many visitors he received, Pastor Mary and Urs Gafner, Dr. Mark Gedden, and the Washington Church family.
Visitation will be held on Friday, April 15, 2016 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home, 1455 Mansion Drive, Monroe, WI. A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2016, with a visitation at 10 a.m. and services at 11:00 a.m. at Washington Church, N6026 Church Road, Monticello, WI, with Pastor Mary Gafner officiating with burial at the Washington Church Cemetery. The family will meet friends at the Apparitions’ Club House from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. A memorial fund has been established in Marvin’s name.
“He was the only one I ever wanted.” – Gloria
Allen J. Schroeder
age 77, of Monroe, died Saturday, April 16, 2016 at his home. He was born on March 18, 1939 in Dubuque, Iowa, the son of Ervin and Sylvia (Link) Schroeder. He was a graduate of Balltown School, Balltown, Iowa. Allen served in the National Guard for 6 years. He worked at Pleasant View Nursing Home for 31 years. Living in Monroe for 37 years, he was a member of St. Victor Catholic Church, and the Zilmer Riley American Legion Post #84. Allen loved to travel and was an avid Packers and Cubs fan.
He is survived by his special friend, Dorothy Holloway of Monroe; brother, Ronald Schroeder of Dubuque, Iowa; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents,
A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church, with Fr. Bill Nolan as Celebrant. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque, Iowa. A visitation will be held Wednesday from 9:00 am until the time of service, at the church. A memorial fund will be established in Allen’s name. Shriner Hager Gohlke funeral home is assisting the family.
M. Joann (Grewell) Huber
age 84, of Monroe, passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born on January 19, 1932 in Fort Dodge Iowa, the daughter of Valentine and Anna (Fritz) Grewell.
Joann and Fredrick Huber were married on September 26, 1953 in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Joann worked as a Laboratory Technician in various hospitals for 30 years. She was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victors Catholic Church, and was a volunteer with Monroe Clinic Hospice. Reluctantly she leaves behind seven adult children and their spouses: Margaret (Dan Pickett) Huber of Monroe; M. Cathy (Peter Steil) Huber-Steil of Fitchburg; Michael (Joann) Huber of Mt. Prospect, IL; John (Christie) Huber of Woodland Park, CO; Carol (Robert) Driver of Monroe; Susan (Mark) Provenzano of Monona; Karen (Richard) Farris of Eden Prairie, MN. She also leaves behind 28 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and one on the way. She was preceded in death by her parents and grandson, Michael Allen. Memorial services will be held at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Mick Moon celebrant. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the church. Those who knew Joann and family need no life story. Just this - Please remember that she was a happy woman, who, forever, will love and watch over her family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Joann’s name to Monroe Clinic Hospice, St. Judes Children’s Hospital or American Cancer Society.
Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family.
Eugene E. “Woody” Lincicum
age 64, of Monroe, WI, formally of South Wayne, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. He was born at St. Clare Hospital in Monroe, WI on May 8, 1951. He was the son of Francis and Florence (Harvey) Lincicum. He attended Blaisdell Grade School in South Wayne and graduated from Black Hawk High School in South Wayne in 1969. He farmed on the home farm until 1986.
He is survived by four children, Tara (Andrew) Rocheleau of Monroe, Wi., Donna (John) Trolinger of Monroe, WI., Joseph Lincicum of Monticello, WI., and Ashley (Damon) Widmer of Argyle, WI.; two sisters, Betty (John) Daehlin of Monroe, WI., Shirley (Ronald) Duchow of Stockton, IL.; two brothers, Robert (Jeanette) Lincicum of Freeport, IL., Gregory (Kathy) Lincicum of Juda, WI.; and seven grandchildren, Dylan and Kennedy Scace, Braedan Lincicum and Carter Trolinger and Kadence, Tessa, and Parker Widmer.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Richard “Hoot” Lincicum and James Lincicum.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 25, 2016 at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr., and 18th Ave., in Monroe, with Pastor Dan Bohlman officiating. Burial will follow in LaDue Cemetery, rural South Wayne.
Visitation will be Sunday, April 24rd from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home
Reverend Michael Emil Klarer
was born in Monroe on June 23, 1953. He was the son of Emil and Marcella (Kammerude) Klarer. His Grandparents were Peter and Mary (Kainz) Kammerude of Blanchardville and Christian and Kathryn (Feubli) Klarer (both immigrants from Switzerland). He died on April 24, 2016 of complications from cancer caused by his military service in the First Gulf War in Kuwait.
He was a student at St. Victor Grade School, Monroe High School and a 1971 graduate of Holy Name Seminary High School in Madison. He attended Edgewood College and St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota where he graduated with a BA in Religious Education in 1975. He received his Master of Divinity Degree in 1989. He continued his studies at The School of Divinity at St. John’s University. He was ordained a priest of the Madison Diocese on June 1, 1979 by the Most Reverend Cletus F. O’Donnell, second Bishop of Madison.
Fr. Klarer was assigned associate pastor at St. Aloysius Parish in Sauk City, Wisconsin from 1979 to 1986. He was then assigned as associate pastor at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Madison from 1986 to 1989. From 1985 to 1990 he served on the board of directors of National Marriage Encounter and from 1988 to 1990 was the National Executive Clergy of National Marriage Encounter.
On May 10, 1989 Fr. Klarer was commissioned a Lieutenant in the United States Navy Chaplain Corps. He served with the Fifth Marine Regiment, First Marine Division at Camp Pendleton, California from 1989 to 1992. He served as the Regimental Chaplain of 5th Marine Regiment Ground Combat in Operation Desert Storm where he participated in Combat Operation in Kuwait. He was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal and the Combat Action Ribbon for service during the war. He participated with the Regiment in Operation Sea Angel in Bangladesh in May of 1991 and was awarded the humanitarian Service Medal and the Navy Unit Commendation Medal. He then was transferred to Naval District Washington D.C, as the Catholic Pastor of the Naval District also serving as the Chaplain to the Navy Ceremonial Guard Unit. He conducted full honor funerals at Arlington National Cemetery and participated in many events at the White House and the Navy Memorial. In 1992 he conducted the memorial service commemorating the battle of Midway and in 1995 he conducted the 50th anniversary memorial service for Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. USN for the Kennedy family. He was promoted to Lieutenant Commander in September 1995 and received the Meritorious Service Medal. In 1995 he was assigned to graduate studies at United States International University in San Diego. He earned a MA in Marriage and Family Therapy in 1997. He was assigned as staff chaplain at Naval Medical Center San Diego (Balboa Hospital) in 1996. He was chaplain to the critical care units and the Navy HIV program. He also practiced clinical therapy as an assistant therapist at Balboa Hospital.
In 1999 he was reassigned as a staff chaplain at Naval Station San Diego on the staff of the Regional Chaplain. Fr. Klarer coordinated the Catholic Programs of the Navy for a three state region and served on the coordinating board of that region. He left active duty in May of 2002 after having served 13 years. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal (x3), the Combat Action Ribbon, the Joint Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Unit Commendation Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal (x2), the Oversees Service Medal, the Saudi and Kuwait Service Medals, and the Cold War Service Medal. He continued his service in the Navy Reserves. He was honorably discharged at the rank of Commander in the Navy Reserves. He was a disabled Veteran.
On June 12, 2002 he was assigned as Pastor of his home parish of St. Victor in Monroe where he was baptized on July 25, 1953 and had celebrated his first Mass on June 3, 1979. He was proud of his alma mater and an enthusiastic supporter of St. Victor Grade School where he graduated in 1967 and his mother was head of the hot lunch program for 30 years.
He was a member of the board of directors of the Apostolate to the Handicapped, a founding member of the Madison Diocesan Choir, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, the Turner Hall Board of Directors, Chaplain to the Monroe Fire Department, the Monroe Swiss Singers, the New World Swiss Club, the Green County Historical Society, the Monroe Theatre Guild and the President of the Board of Directors of Turner Hall, Inc.
He was an avid American History enthusiast and an expert in his own family history. He truly loved the Catholic liturgy and liturgical music.
He was a gifted preacher. Fr. Mike grew up across the street from his beloved St. Victor Church. He was most proud of the people of his parish who worked so hard to renovate their complex; especially with the installation of the Matthew Ronald Buholzer Memorial Pipe Organ. This also fulfilled a childhood dream of restoring a pipe organ to his home Church.
Survivors include, a brother Patrick (Mary Alice Harris) of Verona, two sisters, Mary Kay Logemann of Platteville and Ellen (Mike) Malkow of Monroe, nephews and nieces Jonathan (Sarah) and Teresa Logemann and Jennifer (fiancé Kyle Thorp) and Christopher Malkow. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents and also his brother-in-law Carl Logemann. Others survivors include brother priests (many who he has known since his teenage years and are like brothers) and his parishioners and other friends from across the country.
He wished to especially remember Fr. Kent Schmitt, Thomas Schilt, Fr. Bill Seipp, Fr. Steve Kortendick, Fr. Mike Resop, Fr. Jason Hesseling, Fr. Gary Krahenbuhl, Msgr. Larry Bakke, Allen Beadle, Joe Peters, Charles McLimans, Dr. Richard Merrion, Peter Minucci, Cindy Blanc, Julie and Don Zimmerman, Kevin Laufenberg, Diane Morrissey as well as the amazing medical team at the VA hospital in Madison, WI.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 29th at 11:00 am at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church, 1760 14th St., Monroe, WI with Most Reverend Robert Morlino, Bishop of Madison. Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 28th from 4:00 until 8:00 pm, and on Friday from 9:30 am until time of service. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, followed by lunch at The Mansion, 1417 Mansion Drive, Monroe.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be addressed to St. Clare of Assisi Parish, St. Victor School, or to the Fr. Mike Klarer scholarship fund for St. Victor School students. The Shriner, Hager, Gohlke Funeral Home of Monroe is coordinating arrangements.
age 92, South Wayne, passed away on April 24, 2016 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. William Frederick Haldiman was born on January 1, 1924 near Monroe, WI to his parents, Walter and Elsie (Stucki) Haldiman. He was born at home during a blizzard while his father left with a horse and sleigh to pick up the doctor. He worked hard on the family farm while attending Franklin School in rural Monroe. On August 31, 1948 he married the love of his life, Charlotte Matzke, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA and they settled near South Wayne where his family purchased the farm known as the Ervin Johnson homestead. For several years he was the branch manager of FS in South Wayne and later Fritz and Charlotte farmed with his brother Roy, for 40 + years. He also served as the Town Clerk for the Town of Wayne for 20 years. His son, Terry, bought the farm in 1994. Fritz was very proud that his grandson, Dan, purchased the farm in 2013 and operates it now with his two young sons who are the 5th generation working on the farm that he and Roy loved so much. Fritz loved his country, his farm and most of all, his family. Fritz looked forward to visits from his grandchildren and great-grandchildren in his later years, telling them stories of his younger days.
Fritz loved the game of baseball and pitched for several Home Talent teams in the area, beginning his baseball career in Monticello. He was chosen to play in a game at Wrigley Field to showcase the midwest’s best young athletes that was coached by Ty Cobb and Honus Wagner. At age 22, he was offered a minor-league contract with the Chicago Cubs but chose to marry his beloved Charlotte instead. He was instrumental in starting the Wiota franchise of the Home Talent League in the late 1950’s. He managed the team and played, as did his two sons, his son-in-law, his 4 grandsons and his grandson-in-law. Baseball on Sunday in Wiota was…..and still is a family affair! Fritz was an avid golfer and Brewer fan all of his days watching every game on TV with Charlotte who learned to love the game, as well. He was also a big fan of the WI Badgers and the Green Bay Packers.
Fritz is survived by his children, Terry (Nola) Haldiman, South Wayne, Tim (Jane) Haldiman, Waterloo, WI, and Patty (Steve) Tuescher, Darlington, his brother, Roy Haldiman, South Wayne and sister, Nancy (Bob) Davidson, Murrietta, CA., He is also survived by 6 grandchildren, Jason, Dan (Jaqui) Haldiman & Krista (Dave Powell) Haldiman, Trent (Chrissy) Haldiman, Kim (Tim) Lancaster and Kory (Dani) Tuescher and 10 great-grandchildren, Anna, Keira and Kendra Haldiman, Dylan and Brett Haldiman, Broderick Powell, Gia Haldiman, Lexi and Rylie Lancaster and Quincy Tuescher. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Charlotte on March 29, 2016, his sister, Ruth Legler, and two great-grandchildren Carly and Zachary Haldiman.
Funeral services will be Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Wiota Lutheran Church, with Pastor Kevin Cernek officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, in South Wayne. Visitation will be Friday, April 29th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.at the Wiota Lutheran Church, in Wiota, WI. Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family.
Dale John Belke
age 66, of Brodhead, passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born on November 3, 1949 in Monroe, the son of Raymond and Gladys (Barnwell) Belke.
Dale served in the Vietnam War from November 11, 1969 – December 12, 1970 earning two Purple Hearts, three Bronze Stars with V for Valor, and 3 Army Commendation Medals. He graduated from Whitewater Business College in 1976. He was employed with the State of Wisconsin as a Veteran Employment Representative for 35 years, retiring in 2011. Dale and Linda Hawkinson were married on June 15, 2013 at Nelson Dewey Sate Park, at Cassville, WI. Dale was a member of the Chapter 3 WI Vietnam Vets. Dale was also known as “Gator Man”, he enjoyed hunting, camping, kayaking & canoeing, loved music & nature. He is survived by his wife, Linda Belke of Brodhead, son, Greg (Tracy) Hawkinson of Monroe; granddaughter, Alaina M. Hawkinson; brothers, David (Ruth) Belke, Jim (Jean) Belke both of Monroe, and Thomas (Chris Riechers) Belke of Port Charlotte, FL. He is predeceased by parents, and brother, John S. Belke. Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 29, 2016 at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home with Pastor Mary Gafner officiating. Burial will be at Rose Cemetery in Mauston, WI, at a later date. Visitation will be Friday, April 29th from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
Harold R. Grindey
age 78, of Orangeville, IL, passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Manor Court Nursing Home in Freeport, IL. He was born on March 12, 1938 in Freeport, IL; the son of Raymond and Nellie (Abraham) Grindey. He graduated from Orangeville High School in 1956 and was active in the FFA.
Harold and Jeanette Leitzinger were married on August 26, 1967 at Centenary United Methodist Church in Shullsburg. Harold along with his wife Jeanette, dairy farmed in the Orangeville area, he also worked for Lugano Cheese Company and drove milk truck. He enjoyed field work, going to toy tractor shows, driving his antique Oliver Row Crop 77 in parades and on tractor drives. He enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren participate in their hobbies and sports; especially watching them exhibit at cattle shows. He was a member of the Orangeville United Methodist Church, serving as trustee, Orangeville FFA Alumni, National Guard, and a member of the Stephenson County Farm Bureau. He is survived by his wife, Jeanette of Orangeville, daughters, Lisa (Curt) Oellerich of Lena, Susan Grindey (Richard Barry) of Juda, Kristi (Brian) Dinderman of Orangeville, grandchildren, Jordon Oellerich, Alaina, Amery and Aidan Dinderman. He was preceded in death by his parents, in-laws, John and Alberta Leitzinger, and infant son, Allan. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Orangeville United Methodist Church, 111 S. East Street, Orangeville, IL; with Pastor Jim Ketzel officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Monroe, WI. Visitation will be Monday, May 2nd, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Orangeville United Methodist Church. Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family
David A. Bowman
age 73 of Monroe, died Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. He was born on January 30, 1943 in Monroe, the son of Salmer and Tena (Peterson) Bowman Sr. He graduated from Monroe High School. His first job was at Apple Grove Cheese factory and then he went to work for Bruni Miller and Kuhne Lumber, he also owned and operated David A. Bowman builders. David was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, The Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge # 754.
He is survived by his son, Steve (Sue) Bowman of Onalaska, WI; 3 daughters: Darci Ann Bowman of Monroe, Dawn (Mike) Kollatz of Albany, and Shari Guth of Monroe; 8 grandchildren; a brother, Stanley (Madelyn) Bowman of Monticello; sisters: Donna (Donald) Ott of Verona, and Deanne (Dean) Signer of Monroe; brother-in-law, Willis Kolden. He was preceded in death by his parents, sons: Heath Bowman and a son in infancy; a brother, Salmer Bowman Jr.; sister, Coleen Kolden.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, May 7, 2016 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, with Pastor John Tabaka officiating. A visitation will take place from 4:00 to 7:00 pm Friday, May 6, 2016 at the funeral home, with a Moose service at 7:00 pm. Memorials may be given in David’s name to the Moose Lodge or Grace Lutheran Church.