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Neil Alan Bidlingmaier
age 47, of Browntown passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018 at the UW Hospital in Madison. He was born on November 2, 1970, the son of Larry and Marcia (Trumpy) Bidlingmaier in Monroe. He was a graduate of Lena-Winslow High School. Neil was united in marriage to Jennie Andrews in September of 2000.

Neil was a licensed electrician and worked for PDC in Monroe, he also worked for Mitek in Winslow. He was a member of Martintown Community Church. Neil enjoyed watching NASCAR, sports, especially the Packers, and playing golf.

He is survived by his children, Austin Coplien of Madison and Logan Bidlingmaier of Mineral Point; siblings, Layne (Erin) Bidlingmaier of Winslow, Tana (Jason) Stieve of Lombard, IL, and Tami (Tim Reel) Bidlingmaier of Winslow; maternal grandparents, Harold and Marian Trumpy; and longtime companion, Janet Miller.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Larry and Marcia Bidlingmaier and paternal grandparents, Alvin and Marian Bidlingmaier.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at the Martintown Community Church with Pastor Kevin Cernek officiating. Burial will follow at Rock Lily Cemetery in Winslow.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 12, 2018 from 4:00-7:00 PM at the SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home.

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Edwin H. Frederick 
age 87, of Monroe, passed away late in the evening Friday, December 1, 2017 surrounded by his family, at the New Glarus Home. He was born on August 29, 1930 the son of Martin and Lena (Ladwig) Frederick in rural Monroe on the original homestead farm. He was a 1948 graduate of Monroe High School. He was united in marriage to Joyce J. Reigle on November 18, 1950 in Monroe and together they had two children; Joyce preceded him in death on December 5, 1990. He later joined in marriage to Erika H. Adams on August 1, 1993 at the New Apostolic Church in North Aurora, IL; she preceded him in death on February 8, 2005. 

Edwin persevered through his teenage years having overcome polio at age 15. He enjoyed having a pilot’s license, flying a plane that he shared with best friend, Leroy. He went on to farm in rural Monroe; and spent the winters repairing electric motors for Burkhart Electric until 1968. Later he worked for United Telephone Company as a switch repairman as well as being a minister at the New Apostolic Church in Monroe, having retired in 1995. Edwin was known for his ability to fix anything; his retirement pastime was spent repairing clocks, especially cuckoo and mantle clocks. 

Edwin is survived by his children, Nancy (Ray) Schoeller of Brodhead and Edward (Kris) Frederick of Milwaukee; 5 grandchildren, Anne (Tony) Madson, Michael (Stephanie) Schoeller, Alena Schoeller, and Kailey and Jonathan Frederick; 1 great-grandchild, Daisy Madson; step-children, David and Bryan Adams, Shirley Cantrell, Claudia Dollmeyer, and Angelia Fredricksen; and his best friend from high school to the last day of his life, Leroy Spring.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Joyce; his second wife, Erika; and sisters, Florence M. Thacher and Eleanor B. Frederick. 

A Memorial Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home from 4:00-7:00pm. Private graveside services will be held at Greenwood Cemetery. 

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at the New Apostolic Church, 516 W. Grand Ave., Beloit, WI at 2:00pm with Rev. Robert Guderian officiating. Visitation will also be held from 1:00pm until the time of service at the church.


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Marian McGuire
age 93, of rural Browntown, died on Monday, December 11, 2017 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Milwaukee. She was born on September 20, 1924 the daughter of Albert and Wilma (Blumer) Rothenbuehler in Monroe Township.  

Marian and Dennis McGuire were united in marriage on October 27, 1943 at St. Victor Catholic Church in Monroe. Marian was a faithful wife and mother. She farmed alongside her husband and children for many years on their Cadiz Township farm. She lived in New Glarus for the past seven years. She will be remembered by her family as a strong, resilient woman who was always willing to work hard; which included farm work, gardening and most especially taking care of her family, including taking care of her late husband in his final years. Marian also overcame many significant medical challenges in her later years and continued to live an active, independent life. Marian and Dennis were talented dancers and music lovers, never missing a Browntown Firemen’s St. Patrick’s Day Dance. 

She was a member of St. Victor Catholic Church, the Blackhawk Booster Club, and Green County Farm Bureau. Marian was an avid sports fan, loyally attending her children and grandchildren’s sporting events and activities. She also enjoyed watching the Packers, Badgers and Brewers. In her later years, Marian enjoyed traveling; spending her winters in Arizona and multiple trips to Door County.  

She is survived by her children: James (Susan) McGuire of New Glarus; Gary (JoAnn) McGuire of rural Browntown; Keith (Linda) McGuire of Bolingbrook, IL; Brian (Sonja Talley) McGuire of Phoenix, AZ; Kathleen (Walter) Grossen of rural Browntown; Diane (David) Tuescher of Clinton, IA; Colleen (Mark) Schmitz of Cudahy, WI; 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; brothers Roger “Rudy” (Judy) Rothenbuehler and Keith (Sharon Campbell) Rothenbuehler; and her aunt, Kathryn Rufener. 

She is predeceased by her parents, husband, Dennis, March 24, 1999, daughter, Beverly in infancy; son, Larry McGuire July 14, 1999; grandson, Steve Grossen, July 7, 1995; brothers, Delbert Rothenbuehler June 26, 1994 and Marvin in infancy; and sister, Dorothy Lewis August 29, 2000. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church in Monroe with Monsignor Larry Bakke celebrant. Visitors may come for final respects from 9:15 a.m. until the time of mass. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. 

Visitation will be Friday, December 15th, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE FUNERAL HOME 1455 Mansion Dr., and 18th Ave. in Monroe, WI. The family will pray the Rosary on Friday at 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com 

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Gloria K. Erickson
age 66, of Monroe, formerly of South Wayne, died on Monday, December 18, 2017 at her home. She was born on March 3, 1951 the daughter of Ernest and Dorothy (Smith) Beutel Sr. She graduated from Blackhawk High school in 1969.  

Gloria and Ron Goecke were united in marriage in 1972; they were blessed with a wonderful son, Steve. Although Ron and Gloria went their separate ways, they always remained good friends. Gloria later married Jim Erickson, on March 17, 1978 in Monroe; he had two lovely daughters, Dawn and Dana. 

They say that you can only find true love once, but fortunately for everyone, Gloria found it for a third time in Leroy Gavigan. Throughout Gloria’s battle, Leroy was not only a rock for Gloria, but also for the entire family. Words can’t say how much Leroy’s love and thoughtfulness have been appreciated by Gloria’s family. 

She was employed with RR Donnelley until her retirement. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, but her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her grandchildren. 

She is survived by her children: Steve (Kim) Goecke of New Glarus, Dana (Jeff) Felder of Oxford, PA; Dawn (Dale) Meier of Monroe; 9 grandchildren: Kendell and Alex Goecke, Gavin Wels, Jacob and Rachel Meier, Libby and Abbey Felder; loving friend and companion, Leroy Gavigan of Monroe; brothers, David (Sandra) Beutel of Brodhead, John Beutel of Stoughton, and Herman Beutel of Argyle; sisters-in-law, Mary Ann (Terry) Hanna and Nancy Beutel both of Monroe. 

She was predeceased by her parents, husband; James Erickson, brothers; Jim and Ernest Beutel Jr; nieces; Danielle and Erika Beutel; and nephews; Tracy, Bruce and Jason Beutel. 

Funeral services will be 12:00 noon on Friday, December 22, 2017 at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Mary Gafner officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. 

Visitation will be Friday, December 22nd, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 noon at the funeral home. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to: the Monroe Fire Department, Monroe Clinic Hospice or the Green County EMS. 
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Albert Alvin Schuetz
age 95, of Monroe, died on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at his home in the loving care of his family & Joyce’s Home Care Staff. Albert was born in rural Gratiot, on October 9, 1922, the youngest child of Swiss immigrant dairy farmers, Jakob Schuetz, Sr. (1870-1959) and Elsie (Tschannen) Schuetz, (!882-1972). 

In 1925, the family moved to a farm west of Monroe in Clarno Township where Albert learned the Christian Faith and to become a successful farmer. Albert attended Liberty School and graduated from Monroe High School in 1939. At his mother’s urging, he attended the UW Farm & Industry Short Course. He farmed with brother, Walter and his sister-in-law, Katherine until Walter’s untimely death in January 1963. 

Albert and Ena Mae Maeder were married at St. John’s United Church of Christ by Rev. Paul Olm on April 20, 1963. They farmed together until retiring in 1989. 

Albert was a lifelong member of St. John’s United Church of Christ and the Franklin Cheese Co-op. He and Ena were also members of a neighborhood square dancing group. 

In retirement he and Ena rode their bikes on area trails, visited many of Wisconsin’s State Parks, and went to auctions, where he enjoyed visiting with people. Albert was a very conscientious farmer taking care of his land and livestock. He especially enjoyed working with the horses on the farm. He had a friendly, patient and kind nature and enjoyed volunteering his time and help to others. He also enjoyed cutting wood, tinkering in the shop, building bird houses and fixing bicycles.  

Albert’s life and memories will be lovingly carried on by his devoted wife of 54 years, Ena, his loving daughters, Julie Ann (Allen) Eells of Janesville and Amy Dawn (Matthew) Williams of Beloit, and beloved grandson, Jakob Tyler Williams, of Beloit. He is also survived by several nieces, grandnieces, nephews and grandnephews. 

 Preceding him in death were his parents; in-laws, Herman and Julia A. Maeder; brothers, William A. (Edna M.), Jacob F. Jr. (Edna E.), Walter O. (Katherine), and Thomas J. (Ida) ; sisters, Clara E. (Arnold) Albright, Lillian (Joseph) Gmur and Helen Schuetz at age 6; sisters and brothers-in-law, Gertrude M. (Daniel) Leiby, and Johnny (Alice) Maeder; a niece and nephew in infancy; niece, Karen (Lee) Montgomery, and nephew, Alvin Gmur; many cousins, friends & neighbors. 

We want to thank Joyce’s Home Care and Monroe Clinic Hospice for their care of Albert. In lieu of flowers, a memorial scholarship is being established. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at St. John’s United Church of Christ with Rev. Kathleen Rinear officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Hawthorne Cemetery. 

Visitation will be Saturday, December 30th from 11:00 a.m. until time of service. 


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Richard Calvin “Dick” Haglund
age 90, passed away on November 17, 2017 in Monroe, Wisconsin.  
He is survived by his brother James David Haglund, six children: Janell Haglund (Thomas) Ray (Windsor, CO); Becky Haglund (Steven) Tousey (Evanston, IL); Randall (Shirley) Haglund (Monroe, WI); Denis (Susan) Haglund (Boise, ID); Dawn Haglund (Washington, DC) and Jim Yanik (Minneapolis, MN); ten grandchildren: Meaghan (Rob) Moll, James (Brittany) Ray, Kristopher Ray, Duncan Ray, Heidi (Eric) Rufer, Mallory (Jon) Molchin, Rachel (Zach) Reining, Nathaniel Haglund, Johanna (David) Jordan, Bethany Haglund and eleven great-grandchildren.  
He was preceded in death by his loving wife Margaret Frances “Fran” Eliason Haglund, his parents Victor Emmanuel Haglund and Hannah Nathalie Haglund, and six siblings, Lorraine Genevieve Brask, Geraldine Corinne Murphy, Virgil “Bud” Emmanuel Haglund, June Nathalie Thompson, Warren Nyquist Haglund, Pauline Margaret (Peg) Monson. 

Dick was born on August 20, 1927 in Dassel, MN and grew up on the family farm and later in Minneapolis. After high school he attended Trinity Bible College (now Trinity International University in Bannockburn, IL). He married his wife, Fran on September 5, 1953 at Riverside Evangelical Free Church in Minneapolis, MN.    

Dick served as a Christian pastor with integrity, compassion and humor for over 50 years. He and his wife were servant leaders in all the communities in which they lived (Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, Minnesota, Florida, Colorado, Wyoming, and Arizona), as they particularly cared for others during critical times of pain and grief, and lovingly served the elderly and their families. 

A Celebration of Dick’s life will be held on Saturday March 3rd, at 1:30 P.M. at the Peppercorn, with lunch to follow.   

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

Memorial Gifts in Dick’s name may be sent to Stephen Ministries, 2045 Innerbelt Business Center Drive, St. Louis, MO 63114 ​
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Helen B. Cotherman
age 78, of Monroe, died on Monday, January 1, 2018, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison.

She was born on January 9, 1939 in Blanchardville, Wisconsin, the daughter of Harold and Bonnie (Gilbertson) Johnson Sr. She attended Bainbridge and Blanchardville Schools.

She worked at St. Clare Hospital, Oaktron Industries, and retiring from Advance Transformer after 28 years.

She was a member of Cornerstone Lutheran Church.

She enjoyed traveling, photography, playing euchre and sending out cards for Birthdays and Anniversaries. She especially enjoyed baking; making lefse and cookies at Christmas time and sharing her baked goods with others. But her greatest joy was spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her children: Michael (Connie) Pederson of Argyle, Darlene Voelkli (Lester Grossen) of Monroe, Brian (Jill) Pederson of Argyle, and Betty (Rudy) Gerber of New Glarus; 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; sisters, Colleen (Lester) Pederson of Monroe, Marilyn (Stanley) Knutson of Mt. Horeb, Barbara (Robert) Kittleson of Stoughton, brothers, David (Debra) Johnson of Blanchardville, Jeffrey (Gay) Johnson of Mt. Horeb, Marvin Johnson Madison, and Gerald Johnson of Dodgeville.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Bonnie Johnson; husband, Myron Pederson; and brothers, Robert and Harold Johnson Jr.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 12:00 noon at the Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home, with Rev. Ron Brubakken officiating. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Blanchardville, at a later date.

Visitation will be Saturday January 6th, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.
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Roumaine F. Holland Sr.
age 85, of Monroe, died on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at the V.A. Hospital in Madison. He was born on August 24, 1932 in Stockton, Illinois, the son of Paul and Lola (Bunker) Holland. He graduated from Stockton High School in 1950.  

He served in the Air Force during the Korean War from 1951 to 1955.  

Roumaine married Victoria Galaviz in 1955, in Las Cruces, New Mexico. 

Roumaine was a dairy farmer in the Argyle area, retiring in 1990. After he retired he worked at Swiss Colony and Prairie Hill Cheese factory. 

He is survived by 5 children: Roland (Kendra) Holland of Rincon GA, Roumaine (Kathy) Holland Jr. of New Glarus,, William (Teresa) Holland of Monroe, Daniel (Jody) Holland of Argyle, and Debra Lelle of Monroe; a daughter-in-law, Jill Melland; grandchildren: Jeremi Alexander, Shelly Alexander, Jason (Ginny) Holland, Jaclyn (Brett) Macy, Dennis (Kevin) Holland, Ashley (Jesse) Holland-Donahue, Benjamin Voss, Kathleen Voss, Angela (Tony) Wiemiller, Kelly (Will) Grohler, Brandon (Korin) Beckwith, Daniel (Sarah) Holland II, Brittney (Brett) Newman, Chelsea (Adam) Tillis, Randy (Brooke Adams) Melland, Amanda Melland, Olivia Melland, great-grandchildren: Noah, Emme, Clara, Tanner, Brooklyn, Trevor, Johnny, Liam, Reese, Everly, Jaiden, Bryson, Ainsley, Westley, Landon, Ady, Haddie, Bentley and Madden; 2 brothers: Haldean (Lynn) Holland of Leesburg, FL and Merton (Sharon) Holland of Lena, IL, a sister, Maelinda Bolen of Stockton, IL.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, son Randall, daughter, Gloria Doherty; and sisters, Waynette Costello and Madalene Holland in infancy; son-in-law, Thomas Lelle. 

Private family services will be held at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home.  
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Suzanne Minder
age 88, of Browntown, died peacefully on Friday, January 5, 2018 at her home. She was born on October 17, 1929 in Lafayette County, the daughter of Ben and Eveline (Rodebaugh) Goodman. She graduated South Wayne High School in 1947.

Suzanne married John Minder on June 22, 1947 in Browntown. She worked on the farm alongside her husband. She belonged to the Homemakers club, was active in 4-H, taught Sunday school, enjoyed sewing, cross stitch, dancing and reading. 

She is survived by her children: Michael (Janet) Minder of Browntown, Dawn (Dale) Hoesly of Monroe, Dian (Jayson) Storts of Madison, Michele (Craig) Meiter of Stillman Valley, IL, and David (Kathy) Minder of Browntown; 13 grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, John; 2 brothers: Sam and Charles Goodman; 3 sisters: Thelma Cary, Audrey Schliem, and Dorothy Webster. 

Private graveside services will be held at Saucerman Cemetery at a later date. Memorials can be given in Suzanne’s name to Boys Town. 
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Shirley A. Barth
age 77, of Monroe, died on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at U.W. Hospital in Madison. She was born on February 7, 1940 in Blanchardville, the daughter of Milton and Gladys (Venden) Erickson Sr. She graduated from Blanchardville High School. 

Shirley and Dale Barth were united in marriage on November 30, 1963 in Blanchardville. 

In her younger years Shirley worked at Roy’s Dairy & Sears and later farmed alongside her husband on the family farm. 

She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ. 

Shirley enjoyed dancing and listening to old time music; but her greatest joy was spending time with friends and family, especially her grandchildren. 

She is survived by her daughters, Connie Barth and Angela (Chad) Moore, both of Monroe; grandchildren: Dana and Dillion Moore; siblings, Gloria Treuthardt, Stan (Carol) Erickson, Rae (Earl) Boeshaar, Frank “Pete” Erickson, Terry (Karen) Erickson, Linda (Bernie) Bernhardt, Wendy (Ray) Spellman and many beloved nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Mary Erickson, Pat Erickson and Peg Miller. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Dale in 2015; brothers, Dwayne, Jerry Erickson and Milton Erickson Jr.; and sister, Marcia (Delbert) Peterson. 

Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. at St. John’s United Church of Christ with Rev. Kathleen Rinear officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. 

Visitation will be Wednesday, January 17th, from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at the church. Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family. 
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Mary (Filley) Burri 
died peacefully at age 99 on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born on November 27, 1918 in Baldwin City, Kansas, the daughter of George and Ina (Dixon) Filley. They moved to Kansas City where Mary and her sister could attend college. Mary attended Kansas State University where she studied dietetics. Little did she know that sewing and creating clothing would become her true calling. Mary learned to sew from her mother but she maintained that she was not a “good student”.  
Mary’s grandfather served in the Civil War and her father was in World War I. When World War II came along, Mary felt that to hold up the family tradition, she would have to enlist and enlist she did, in the US Navy. Mary served in the Navy from 1943 to 1945 where she met her future husband, Dave Burri. Mary and Dave were married on June 23, 1944 in Vero Beach, Florida. Dave served in the Navy 30 years which meant that Mary and her husband moved 29 times from Florida to Tennessee to Newfoundland and everywhere in between.  

Mary discovered that she did indeed enjoy sewing and being a home maker. She instigated and formed little sewing clubs on bases where she and Dave were stationed and shared techniques and sewing skills with her fellow Navy wives. They survived on low pay and tight budgets by sewing, sharing fabrics and remodeling “last year’s clothes”.  

Mary was always busy; she worked in a variety of positions, such as Montgomery Ward Catalog Dept., teaching sewing for the Singer Sewing Machine Company, substitute teaching in public schools (homemaking, of course) and church activities and civic groups.  

Mary was always the optimist. A smile and helping hand to everyone. She enjoyed working with colors, fabrics, texture and even bead work. A new adventure was always an exciting new challenge. Even getting her driving license in below zero temperatures in Maine so she could survive while Dave was stationed in Malta.  

When Dave retired from the Navy, they decided to move to Dave’s home state of Wisconsin. Mary surprised her in-laws when they offered her limburger cheese and she said she was very familiar with it and it was one of her favorites! Dave and Mary enjoyed dancing and weekend evenings found them dancing the night away at several of our area dancing establishments.  

Mary is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Dave; sister, Carol Filley in infancy; and her sister, Dorothy (Pete) Rockers. 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 714 24th Street in Monroe. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the time of service. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery following service. A luncheon will be served at the church, following service. .Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com 
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Richard A. Zumkehr
age 73, of rural Monroe, died Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the New Glarus Home. He was born in Monroe, on May 20, 1944, the son of Arnold and Florence (Mann) Zumkehr. He graduated from Monroe High School in 1962.  

He also went to U.W. Madison short course for Cheese Making. 

Richard and Shirley (Mohns) were united in marriage in 1964 at EUB.  

He was employed with Pleasant Valley Cheese Factory for 25 years with his father Arnold, then Moore Business Forms for 35 years and later worked for Frank Brothers Trucking and farmed in rural Monroe since 1980. 

He enjoyed flying his 1972 Cessna; but his greatest joy was spending time with family. 

He is survived by his wife, Shirley of rural Monroe, daughter, Lori (Hal) Hulbert of Texas, sons, Kevin (Lisa) Zumkehr of Edgerton, Robert Zumkehr of Monroe; sister, Bonnie (Craig) Sauey of Baraboo; former son-in-law, Steve Zuhoski, grandchildren: Garrett and Nick (Lacy) Zuhoski, Bradley (Kelley) and Nicole (Tevor) Zumkehr, Cody and Brittney (Jake) Armstrong; great-grandchild, Olive Zuhoski; nephews, Brett Sauey and Chad (Tara) Sauey and children; sisters-in-law, Betty Silkworth and Phyllis (Tom) Stine. 

He is preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Robert Zumkehr. 

Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Zwingli United Church of Christ in Monticello, with Rev. Lance Smith officiating.  

Visitation will be Sunday, January 14th, from 1:00 to 4:00 P.M. at the SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE Funeral Home. 
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Suzanne Minder
age 88, of Browntown, died peacefully on Friday, January 5, 2018 at her home. She was born on October 17, 1929 in Lafayette County, the daughter of Ben and Eveline (Rodebaugh) Goodman. She graduated South Wayne High School in 1947  

Suzanne married John Minder on June 22, 1947 in Browntown. She worked on the farm alongside her husband. She belonged to the Homemakers club, was active in 4-H, taught Sunday school, enjoyed sewing, cross stitch, dancing and reading. 

She is survived by her children: Michael (Janet) Minder of Browntown, Dawn (Dale) Hoesly of Monroe, Dian (Jayson) Storts of Madison, Michele (Craig) Meiter of Stillman Valley, IL, and David (Kathy) Minder of Browntown; 13 grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren; 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, John; 2 brothers: Sam and Charles Goodman; 3 sisters: Thelma Cary, Audrey Schliem, and Dorothy Webster. 

Private graveside services will be held at Saucerman Cemetery at a later date. Memorials can be given in Suzanne’s name to Boys Town.  
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Audrey Mae Segner
age 90, of Monroe, formerly of Gratiot, died on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born on May 31, 1927 in Freeport, IL; the daughter of John and Gladys (Landon) Svendsen. She graduated from South Wayne High School and attended U.W. Madison in food supervision. 

Audrey and Glenn Segner were united in marriage on May 17, 1945. 

Audrey worked at Oaktron Industries and Burgess Battery; she also owned a bar in Gratiot and later did Home Care. She enjoyed cooking, painting, and quilting. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. 

She is survived by her sons, Larry (Beverly) Segner of Monroe, Kerry (Terri) Segner of Browntown, and Garry (Gloria) Segner of Monroe; brother, Donald Svendsen of Browntown; sister, Doris (Clem) Barbender of Waukeegan, IL; 8 grandchildren, 1 step-grandchild; 22 great-grandchildren; 11 step-great grandchildren; 9 great-great grandchildren and 13 step great-great grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Westley, Victor, and John Svendsen Jr.; and sisters, Betty Svendsen, Alice Clouse, and Elsie McGrath. 

Funeral services will be Monday January 22, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE Funeral Home, with Pastor John Tabaka officiating. Burial will follow in Saucerman Cemetery. A visitation will be Monday from 10:00 am until the time of service. The Hanson Funeral Home is assisting the family. 

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