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Emma M. Berndt
age 93, of Monroe, died on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at Country Care Adult Family Home. She was born on July 25, 1923 in Freeport, IL the daughter of Ernest and Anna (Grossenbacher) Hegi and graduated from Brodhead High School.
Emma and Hilton Berndt were united on May 24, 1943 in Brodhead.
Emma was employed at Frito Lay for 10 years and was a cook for the Monroe High School for 20 years.
She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and enjoyed baking and cooking.
She is survived by her son, Marion (Lillian) Berndt of Monroe, 3 grandchildren: Curtis (Tracy) Berndt, Kevin (Brenda) Berndt, both of Monroe and Chad Berndt of San Jose, CA; 3 great-grandchildren: Carley, Brooke and Faythe Berndt; sister, Frances (Joe) Williams of Brodhead.
She is predeceased by her parents, husband, Hilton, daughter, Judith Durgin, brothers, Bob, Walt and Leonard Hegi, sisters, Kathleen Anderson, Marie Hanson, and Evelyn Figi.
Funeral services will be Friday, October 28, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor John Tabaka officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be from Friday, October 28th, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the church.
A special thank you to the staff at Country Care, for their compassionate support and care.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Grace Lutheran Church or Monroe Clinic Hospice.
Christine Diane LaGrange Soper Mason
age 52, of Browntown, died on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer, at her home. She was born on October 10, 1964 in Monroe, the daughter of George and Joyce (Broge) LaGrange.
Chris graduated from Blackhawk High School and from Southwest Technical School in Fennimore.
Chris served in the U.S. Army from 1989 - 1991
Chris and Michael J. Mason were united in marriage on May 1, 2016 at Apple Grove Lutheran Church.
She was a CNA for Monroe Manor for 25 years.
Chris was a member of Apple Grove Lutheran Church.
She enjoyed attending her daughters sporting events, the outdoors and camping, gardening, loved animals, and loved spending time with family. She also enjoyed walking, doing her 5 mile walk every day and her yearly trips to Door County.
She is survived by her husband, Michael of Browntown, daughter, Paige Soper of Argyle, father, George LaGrange of South Wayne; 5 step-children, Levi Mason of Tuscan, AZ, Mariah (Tyler) Albrecht of Fond du lac, Jesse, Noah, and Josiah Mason all of Richland Center; brothers, Chuck and Dave (Carmen Porter) LaGrange both of South Wayne; Eve (Matt) Pospeschil of Janesville, 3 step-grandchildren, Onyx, Arabelle and Shayleigh; as well as 2 nieces, Kendra and Kristin and many friends.
She is predeceased by her mother, Joyce.
A Celebration of Christine’s Life will be Friday, November 4, 2016 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE FUNERAL HOME in Monroe.
A special thank you to Dr. Gaines Richardson, the Oncology Department, Dr. Michael Huie from the Monroe Clinic; and The Monroe Clinic Hospice.
Alois “Allie” Mayer
age 82, of rural Monroe, died on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born in Monroe on October 5, 1934, the son of Ambrose and Amelia (Humpler) Mayer. On September 24, 1955 he married Kathleen Schutt at St. Victor’s Catholic Church in Monroe. They had four sons, Steve, Mark, James, and Doug. On June 19, 1993 he married Carol (Stoll) Miller at the Four Seasons House near Woodford, WI.
He grew up and worked with his mom and dad in their cheese factory. He also worked with Glen Benkert on his farm. He graduated from Monroe High School in 1952. He enjoyed farming his entire life with the majority of years on the home farm. In 1982 he hosted the first Cheese Days Farm Tour and continued until 2002. He also was a 4-H Dairy Leader for several years, Director of the Chalet Co-Op for over 20 years, and a lifelong member of the St. Victor’s Catholic Church. He served on the Monroe Town Board for 40 years, and was Chairman for 26 of those years. He enjoyed square dancing, watching westerns, playing cards, and his tractor collection.
He is survived by his wife Carol; sons, Steve (Lonna) Mayer, Mark (Lynn) Mayer, and Doug (Sandy Horstmeier) Mayer. He is also survived by a step-daughter, Jody Ace; five grandchildren, Jeremy Mayer, Abby Reckinger, Lindsey Drake, Eric and Josh Mayer; one step-granddaughter, Tristin Ace; six great-grandchildren, Connor, Katelynn, and Colden Reckinger, and Brooklynn and Aubree Drake, and Jack Mayer; brother, Otto (Judy) Mayer; nephew, Jeffrey Mayer; niece, Brenda Kohls; sisters-in-law, Judy Murray and Marge (Sherwood) Carlson, and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and son, James.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 7, 2016 at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor’s Catholic Church with Monsignor Larry Bakke celebrant. Burial will follow services at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at the SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home. All memorials may be directed to the James Mayer Scholarship Fund.
Rose M. Schmidt
86, of Monroe passed away on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at her home. She was born on May 22, 1930 the daughter of William and Naomi (Cecil) Walters in Monroe. Rose was united in marriage to Albert Roy Schmidt on February 12, 1950.
Rose was a Medical Transcriptionist at St. Clare Hospital in Monroe, now Monroe Clinic Hospital, for many years. She was a long time member of St. John’s United Church of Christ.
Rose is survived by her daughters, Barbara Ann Schmidt-French, Debra Jean Schmidt, and Karla May Schmidt; sisters, Mary Ann “Misty” Isely and Beverly Jean (Raul) Rivera; as well as one grandchild, Shane Bradley French and one great-grandchild, Harley Ray Donovan French. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Albert, and brother, William H. Walters, Jr.
Private graveside services were held on Friday, November 11, 2016 at Greenwood Cemetery with Rev. Tiff Bates officiating. Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Curtis W. Wyss
age 64, of Monroe passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at his home, surrounded by family. He was born on May 9, 1952 in Monroe, the son of Chester and Alice (Signer) Wyss. Curt graduated from Dakota High School in 1970.
He married Susan (Sonderegger) Dunwiddie on September 6, 2015 in Monroe. Curt farmed and was a heavy equipment operator at McGuire Inc.. He was a member of St. Paul Church of Epleyanna in Davis, IL, and a member of Operating Engineers Local 139. Curt enjoyed hunting, farming, cars, Harley Davidsons and restoring tractors.
Curt is survived by his wife, Sue of Monroe; parents, Chester and Alice Wyss of Monroe; step-daughter, Michelle (Jon) Steinmann of Monroe; 2 step grandchildren, Elise and Colin Steinmann; sisters, Sharon Regez of Browntown and Annie (Dave) Silaggi of Galena, IL; Amanda who holds a special place in his heart, also nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, November 21, 2016 at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE Funeral Home with Rev. Scott Naevestad officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. A visitation will be held from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. on Sunday , at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Pancreatic research, Hospice, or Thomas F. Campion Charitable Fund.
age 79 of Monroe, passed away on Monday, November 21, 2016 at Pleasant View Nursing Home surrounded by family. She was born on April 13, 1937 the daughter of Roland and Minnie (Raab) Benson in Darlington. Emogine was united in marriage to Roger Lee Noble on June 27, 1953 in Dubuque, IA; together they shared 58 years of marriage until Roger’s passing on Sept. 10, 2011.
Emogine, along with her family, farmed in Green and Lafayette Counties until their retirement in 1997. She also worked for Prepak in Monroe for 28 years. Emogine enjoyed cooking, word searches, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family; especially her grandkids and great-grandkids.
Emogine is survived by her children, Kathleen (Curt) Leuzinger of Monroe, Charles (Barb) Noble of Monroe, Cindy (Scott) Lincicum of Juda, Rhonda (Curt) Kolden of Monroe, and Todd (Linda) Noble of Brodhead; 10 grandchildren, Curt (Kari) Leuzinger, Wendy (Jim) Bansley, Deana (Steve) Bower, Dana Lincicum, Tammy (Kris) Priewe, Todd Michael (Jessica) Noble, Debra (Jason) Pulver, Daniel and Diana Lincicum, and Stephanie Kolden; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Robert (Jeanine) Benson; brother-in-law, Robert (Kay) Bonjour; sisters-in-law, Linda Willborn and Kay (Dave) Johnson; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Roger; brothers, Ralph, Melvin, Roland, and Frank; sisters, Florence, Mary, Helen, Fern, Genevieve, and Kathryn; and brother-in-law, Ronald Willborn.
Funeral services will be Friday, November 25, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Randy Booth officiating. Burial will follow in Gratiot Methodist Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
Mark Elsworth Keene
age 63, of Monroe, died on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born on January 20, 1953 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of Jerry and Delores Keene.
Mark graduated from Chisholm High school.
Mark and Cheryl Combs were united in marriage on September 13, 1996 in San Marcos, California.
Mark owned and operated the Monroe Lock Shop in Monroe and North County Lock and Safe, in San Diego, California.
He was a member of the Associated Locksmiths of America. Mark was a movie buff, enjoyed gardening, woodworking, camping, and spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Keene of Monroe, sons, Brandon (Fanni Gabor) Keene and Jeremy Keene; daughters, Hayley and Jamie Keene; sisters, Susan (Sanford) Jett, Kathy (Dan) Murphy and Sandy (Mark) Lilly.
He is predeceased by his parents, brothers, Tim and Kevin Keene.
A Celebration of his Life will be held Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Keene family home, 2110 11th Street in Monroe.
Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Dorothy Mae Hanson
age 85, of Albany passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at the Monroe Manor. She was born on December 1, 1930 the daughter of Carl and Doris (Williams) Hanson in Dodgeville. Dorothy was united in marriage to Arlin C. Hanson on October 27, 1948 in rural Blanchardville; he preceded her in death in 1992.
Dorothy was a 1948 graduate of Blanchardville High School. She was employed at the Monroe Police Department, as the first female officer in the city of Monroe, from 1964-1976. Dorothy was a member of the Albany United Methodist Church. She enjoyed crocheting, hardanger, sewing, and volunteering at the Albany Thrift Store.
Dorothy is survived by her children, Larry (Jill) Hanson of Albany, Ann Krause-Hanson of East Troy, Barbara (Robert) Briggs of Albany and Bruce (Karen Zimmerman) Hanson of Chetek; grandchildren, Melissa (Kurt) Hamilton, Matthew (Willi) Hanson, Kari (Hugh) Hoesly, Mandy (Joe) Eisch, Jennifer Hanson, Heather Stevenson, Wendy (Michael) Tomaszewski, and Kayla (Dave) Neumueller; as well as 9 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren..
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arlin; and brother, Robert Hanson.
Private family services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Evelyn M. Lehman
age 81, of rural South Wayne, died on Sunday, November 27, 2016, surrounded by her family. She was born on September 9, 1935 in Monroe, the daughter of Morgan and Frieda (Lauper) Johnson.
Evelyn graduated from South Wayne High School in 1954 and Green County Teachers College in 1956.
Evelyn married Lawrence F. Berget, who preceded her in death in 1972, she later married Karl Lehman.
She was very musical, singing, played organ, piano, and was an organist for several churches throughout the area. She also taught all 8 grades in a one room school house and gave piano lessons for many years.
She was a member of Jordan Lutheran Church, Sweet Adeline’s, Wiota Circle and many service organizations. She enjoyed cards, sewing, raised garden vegetables and sold them at the Monroe Farmers Market for many years. Spending time with family and friends, along with her faith, were most important to her.
She is survived by her husband, Karl, children, Crystal Berget, Curtis (Kimberly) Berget, Kerry Berget, Carmen Johnson, Corinne (William) Wartenweiler, Kevin (Suzanne Robertson) Berget; step-children: Mary Alice Fenneken, Diane Lehman, Dale (Betty) Lehman, Steve (Carol Baumgartner) Lehman, James Lehman; brother-in-law, Jack Monaghan, sister-in-law, Clarice Pehl, 31 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren.
She is predeceased by her parents, brother, Norman Johnson, sisters-in-law, Patricia Johnson, Virginia Monaghan and Rosemary Lind, brothers-in-law, Donald Pehl and Sam Lind, great-grandchildren, Austin Blum, Elijah Yaun, Angel Yaun, Adelyne Long, and Daleaney Sue Phillips.
Funeral services will be Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Jordan Lutheran Church, with Pastor Dennis Perger and Pastor Randy Booth officiating. Burial will follow at West Wiota Lutheran Cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday, November 30th, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE FUNERAL HOME in Monroe.
A memorial fund is being established in Evelyn’s memory.
Margaret E. LeMay
age 84, of Monroe passed away on November 28, 2016.
Margaret is survived by a sister, Theresa Organist of Kenosha, WI; many nieces and nephews; and special friends, Kathy Grossen of Browntown and Jeannie Blumer of Albany.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and siblings, Lloyd and Bernard both in infancy, Harold, Dorothy, Lyle, Leonard, and Idela.
Margaret would want us to thank Monsignor Larry Bakke, St. Clare of Assisi Parish, their members, and their communion ministry program. Additionally Margaret would want to especially thank the staff and residents of Graceland manor, who not only provided care, love, and friendship for the past four years, you became her family. She loved you all.
Private services will be held. Memorial gifts can be given to St. Clare of Assisi communion ministry program. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.
entered our garden of Angels on Sunday, November 27, 2016. Judy (Hellwig) Price, born September 23, 1941 to father, Willie Frank Hellwig & mother, Letha Mae (Eberle) Hellwig.
She is survived by wife & caregiver Mary Pandow of 34 years, legally since June 12, 2014; and her beloved dog, Remy. Judy had four sons Dennis (deceased), Timothy (Gerrie), David “J.R.” and Howard (Sheila). Judy had many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, which she loved dearly. She was very close to grandson Robbie who faithfully stopped by to check-in before heading back to college each weekend. She is further survived by brothers, Gary (deceased) Norman (Mary Jane), Gordon (Nancy) and Johnny (deceased).
Judy worked at Advance Transformer as a Foreman for over 30 years, and later at The Monroe Times. Being a hard worker and significant people person she had a wide circle of friends. She was a very thoughtful and caring person who was always there for anyone and everyone in need.
She loved traveling with their special friends Myrna Peterson & Cheryl Hack, and attending church with special friend Greg Dire. In addition, her friend, Bob Crook from California who made a yearly visit to share time with Judy.
Judy loved her tools and counting on her loving friends Mike and Deb McNally to assist her when putting together book cases, cabinets, assembling beds and so much more! In fact they were each other’s dog sitters, for it was Mike & Deb who cared for Remy, the spoiled Bichon Frise, while Judy went through her month long journey of Leukemia treatment at Meriter Hospital. Remy was Judy’s greatest companion ever.
Judy had a great love of sports, she thoroughly enjoyed watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren play. She always looked forward to gathering with her friends to watch the Packers and Badgers. During her treatments in the Oncology department, she always took the opportunity to discuss the latest game with the nurses.
Judy leaves behind “best” friend Judy Tway; both having a special interest in quilting, sharing materials to make wall hangings, pillows & quilts. And also friend, Sue Isley, who Judy worked with, and helped each other during difficult times & loved reminiscing about the past.
Judy loved spending time at Crystal Lake, kayaking around the lake on those peaceful quiet days watching Blue Herron’s & Eagles soar the land & waters.
Judy leaves behind two special sisters-in-law, Nancy Hellwig & Beth Hellwig both whom kept the traditional family gatherings together.
Judy appreciated all the caring people in her life who took care of her during her illness; especially her son, Howie, who was always there for her when she needed him. The Doctors, Nurses, Hospice nurses, Kelly and Kelsey, Monroe Hospital, Meriter Hospital & the Oncology department at the Monroe Clinic Hospital who were so kind & caring during her illness. And special thanks to Dr. Hegeman who fought so hard for Judy.
Per Judy’s wishes no formal services will be held. A private memorial gathering amongst her closest friends and family will be held at a later date. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Carol Joyce Maveus
age 86 of Brodhead, passed away Tuesday November 29, 2016 at Sienna Crest Assisted Living in Oregon, WI. She was born on March 24, 1930 in Durand Illinois, the daughter of Glenn and Lula (Benjamin) Amundsen. She graduated from Brodhead High School and later Carol married Robert L. Maveus in Brodhead. Bob passed away July 9, 2015. Carol was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Brodhead.
She is survived by 6 children: Dirk Maveus of Brodhead, Todd Maveus, Julia (Dan) Brummel, and Robert Maveus Jr, all of Madison, Laura (Gary) Steuck of Verona, and Jon Maveus of Cross Plains; 5 grandchildren: Travis Coplien, Rachel Braun, Parker and Griffin Maveus, and Paul (Jackie) Berenger of Huntley Il. Great granddaughter, Ella Coplien and great grandsons, Zack and Matt Berenger.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Bob, brother Gerald Amundsen and granddaughter Victoria Braun.
A private family memorial service was held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, with Peder Johanson officiating. With burial in Greenwood cemetery, Brodhead. Everson Funeral Home is assisting the family.
A huge, heartfelt thank you to Bonnie and Mike Martin for their friendship and kindness to Mom. And a special thank you to the staff at Sienna Crest and Agrace Hospice Care.
age 89 of Monroe, died peacefully, surrounded by his family, Saturday, December 3, 2016 at New Glarus Nursing Home. He was born on September 4, 1927 in Plain, WI, the son of Albert and Elizabeth (Kraemer) Liegel. He graduated from Plain High School and then entered the U.S. Navy, from May of 1945 to May of 1946, served as an aircraft mechanic on the air craft carrier, U.S.S. Ranger. Fred married Esther Elmer on January 9, 1954 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Baraboo. Fred worked as a master meat cutter in Baraboo, Madison and Monroe, he later was the grounds keeper at the Swiss Colony. He was a member of St. Victors Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus, serving as a grand Knight for several years.
He is survived by his children: Linda (Goodman) (Dave) Beightol of Monroe, Randy (Deborah) Goodman of Reedsburg, Brian Liegel of Fort Atkinson, Larry (Emily) Liegel of Janesville, Mark Liegel of North Carolina, Kevin (Linda) Liegel of North Carolina, Susan (Dan) Heather of St. Charles, IL, Cindi (Lowell) Egger of Monroe; 24 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; brother, Robert (Mary) Liegel of Kenosha, WI; sisters, Elaine Liegel of Madison and Janice (Wayne) Pivotto of Montello, WI. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and sister, Virginia Breuning.
Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 8, 2016 at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE FUNERAL HOME with Monsignor Larry Bakke as celebrant. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 11:00 am until the time of service, at the funeral home.
Donna H. Wartenweiler
age 80, of Monroe, died on December 5, 2016, surrounded by her family.
Donna was born on November 24, 1936 in Browntown, the daughter of Lorell and Ruth (Gordee) Severson.
Donna was a 1955 graduate of Monroe High School.
Donna and Robert A. Wartenweiler were united in marriage on January 29, 1957 in Evansville, Indiana. She lived in the surrounding towns and Monroe all of her life.
Donna, along with her husband, Robert, owned Monroe Plumbing and Heating. She also worked at Swiss Colony in order corrections for many years.
Donna was a member of the Women of the Moose Chapter #599 and VFW post # 2312. She enjoyed spending time at their cabin by Rhinelander; spending time with their children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Robert, happily married for 59 years; children: Deb (Craig) Holmes of Pearl City, IL; Robert W. (Bev) Wartenweiler of Monroe, Kathy (Jeff) Rufer of Monroe, Wendy Wartenweiler of Oregon; grandchildren: Scott (Jenni) Musser, Andrew (Stacey Bergfeld), Mitch Rufer, Nick and Lola Bronchetti and great-grandchildren, Avery Rufer, Kinley and Kellen Musser; brother, Roger (Jan) Severson of Madison. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her parents, step-father, Robert Trickel; and brother, Daryl Severson.
Per Donna’s wishes there will be no visitation, private family services will be held at a later date.
Shriner-Hager-Golhke Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Betty I. Naef
age 84, of Monroe, died on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at St. Clare Friedensheim. She was born on September 4, 1932 in Monroe, the daughter of Homer and Esther (Phillips) Wardlow.
Betty and William Naef Jr. were united in marriage on September 4, 1951, at St. John’s United Church of Christ.
Betty was a member of the Women of the Moose Lodge #599 and the Monroe Bowling Association.
She enjoyed spending time with family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her children: Randy (Marilyn) Naef of Monroe, Linda (Steven) Wells of Monroe, Brenda (Steve) Bruce of Burlington; sisters, Ruth (Larry) Rufer and Doris Utt; brother, James Wardlow; sisters-in-law, Helen Wardlow and Rose Qualley; brother-in-law, Roy (Alice) Naef; 8 grandchildren: Kendra (Tom) Scherg, Mindy (Brandon) Berrey, Jeremy (Dawn) Wells, Anthony (Adrienne) Wells, Holly (Mica) Weber, Brady and Brock Carlson and Boden Bruce; great-grandchildren: Kahlan, Jakob, William, Cole, Alexis, Van, Jaxson, Emerson, and another expected in April.
She was predeceased by her parents, husband, sons, John and Ricky; siblings, Marjorie Gieck, Shirley Bernet, Victor and Mike Wardlow.
Funeral services will be Saturday, December 10, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE FUNERAL HOME in Monroe, with Pastor David Busker officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9:30 until time of service at the funeral home.
Special thanks to the staff at St. Clare Friedensheim for their wonderful care and compassion, and to the Monroe Clinic Hospice for their guidance and support.
Sincere thank you to dear friends, Kay Pink and Joyce Fey for their care and friendship.
Frederick “Fritz” J. Miller
age 88, of Monroe, formerly of South Wayne, died Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born on May 20, 1928 in Winslow, IL; the son of August and Emma (Rockow) Miller.
Fred was a 1946 graduate of Winslow High School.
He served in the U.S. Army.
Frederick and Donna Furray were united in marriage on December 10, 1949 in McConnell, IL.
Fred was a Dairy farmer his entire life in the South Wayne area. He was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in South Wayne, Blackhawk Sportsman Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trap shooting and spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Donna of Monroe; 3 children: Charles (Jacky) Miller of Jim Falls, WI, Mary (Steve) Pilling of Blanchardville, and Rebecca (Bob Edler) Miller of Monticello; 8 grandchildren: Michele, Chantel, Holly, Christopher, Megan, Miranda, Sara, and Jennifer, 13 great grandchildren; a sister, Helen Hicks of Monroe; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers: Harold, Elston, Roger, Richard and Leon; sisters, Evelyn Wyssbrod, Gladys Benninger, and Margeurite Bourgo.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will be in Rock Lilly Cemetery, in Winslow, IL. A visitation will be Saturday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service, at the church. SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Scott F. Schmidt
age 58, of rural Monroe, died on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at his home. He was born on December 10, 1957, in Monroe, the son of Roger and Marjorie (Patrick) Schmidt. Scott graduated from Monroe High School.
Scott and Mary Eisch were united in marriage on August 6, 1977 in Monroe. Scott was a beef, hog and crop farmer his entire life. He loved talking and helping people understand about agriculture .
When not farming Scott enjoyed; Green Bay Packers, concerts, Swiss food, being the Monroe area Santa, Pheasants Forever, Jeep rides and trips out west.
He was a strong advocate for the Monroe School District as a school board member for 15 years. Serving as President of the Board from 2006-2010. Active member of the Monroe FFA Alumni, and organized the FFA Alumni Toy Show.
He is survived by his wife, Mary, mother, Marjorie Schmidt (Sheldon Steiner); daughters, Michele (Michael) Marcangelo, Melisa (Brett) Zettle, Samantha (Jason) Stewart; grandchildren: Matthew Marcangelo and Jackson Stewart; brothers, Craig (Bobbie) Schmidt and Tim (Nancy) Schmidt and nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his father, Roger Schmidt.
A special thank you to Hoppy, Steve, Mike, Linda, Mark, and families for keeping our home and farm operating during this time. To Dr. Huie, Nurse Michelle and the entire Monroe Clinic Oncology Department for the care and guidance we received during Scott's nine and half years of courageously battling cancer.
A Celebration of Scott’s Life will be Tuesday, December 13, 2016 from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Peppercorn Banquet and Catering, 1417 Mansion Dr. in Monroe.
A tribute of Scott's life will be held at 5:30 p.m.
In honor of Scott, please dress in jeans and boots.
Private burial will be at a later date.
A memorial fund is being established in Scott’s memory.
Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family.