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Robert P. Bevins
age 47 of Monroe, died Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born on January 15, 1968, in Chicago, IL the son of Nathaniel and Carol (Donnell) Bevins. He graduated from Amundson High School in Chicago, IL. Robert worked as a self-employed handyman. He enjoyed tinkering with stuff.
  He is survived by 4 children: Percy Hazelwood, Alexis Hazelwood, Tyler Bevins, and Tesa Bevins, all of Monroe; 4 grandchildren; 2 brothers: Darwin (Tammy) Bevins of Dunlap, TN and Craig (Natum) Bevins of South Wayne; a sister, Michelle (Ron) Bevins-Tossi of Monroe; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.  
  Funeral services will be held at 7:00 PM. Monday, January 4, 2015 at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE FUNERAL HOME with Chaplin Sue Hall officiating. Burial will be in Rosehill Catholic Cemetery at a later date. A visitation will be held Monday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the funeral home. 
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Shirley A. Deetz
age 78, of South Wayne, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2016 at Meriter Hospital, after a long battle with lupus. She was born on March 14, 1937 in Moline, IL, the daughter of Clifford and Ruth (Jacobson) Johnson. Shirley attended Stewart & Hooppole grade schools and graduated from Annawan High School and Rockford College.
Shirley and John Deetz were married on September 26, 1970 in Rockford, IL. They farmed in the South Wayne area. She served as a grade school teacher at Skulthrop, England for 1 year; at a Civilian Air Force Base. She also taught grade school in Rockford.
Shirley was a confirmed member of St. Peters Evangelical Reformed Church in Geneseo, IL. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, and loved and trained dogs.
She is survived by her husband, John Deetz, of South Wayne; brother, Lee Johnson of South Wayne.
She is predeceased by her parents.
Funeral services will Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Kevin Cernek officiating. Burial will be in the Eastman Cemetery in South Wayne.
Visitation will be Thursday, from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial fund is being established in Shirley’s memory for the Lupus foundation. 

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Dorothy E. Loertscher
age 91 of Monroe, died Thursday, December 31, 2015. She was born on July 10, 1924 in Kenosha County, Wisconsin, the daughter of Leland and Laura (Arndt) Merrill. She graduated from Elkhorn High School. Dorothy and Ted Loertscher were married on May 13, 1950 in Monroe. She was a member of Monroe Bible Church.
  She is survived by her daughter Jean (Russell) Schumacher of Clearwater, FL; 3 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother, Lyle.
  Per Dorothy’s request, private graveside services will be held at a later date. Shriner Hager Gohlke funeral home is assisting the family. 

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Orville A. Boeck
age 95 of Monroe, died Saturday, January 2, 2016 at Aster Retirement Community of Monroe. He was born on December 10, 1920, the son of Arthur and Margery (Armstrong) Boeck. He attended South Wayne schools. He married Emma Schiess on September 20, 1945 in South Wayne. After their marriage they farmed in the Winslow, IL and Argyle, WI area. Orville managed the Monroe Water Department for 30 years. He was a 67 year member of Monroe Smith Masonic Lodge and Valley of Freeport Scottish Rites, 50 + year member of Zor Shriners, member of Eastern Star, and numerous other Masonic organizations.
  He is survived by daughter Jacqueline (Richard) Rinehart of Redmond, WA, sons, JR Boeck of Monroe, Lee (Judy Piette) Boeck of Albany, Ron (Lynn) Boeck of New Glarus, brother, Glen (MaryAnn) Boeck of Monroe; also 8 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Robert (Bev) Schiess of Freeport, IL; sister-in-laws, Nellie Carstensen of Hollywood, CA and Marie Mason of Monroe. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Emma of 66 years; brother, Robert Boeck; and sisters, Eva Schliem and Erma Williams.
Private family services will be held on Friday, January 8, 2016 at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Mary Gafner officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. A visitation will be held Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the funeral home. A Masonic Memorial Service will be held at 7:00 p.m.Thursday at the funeral home.

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Joseph J. Klessinger
age 77, of Monroe, passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at his home with his family by his side. He was diagnosed with stage 4 mesothelioma on October 6, 2015 and passed away 3 months and 1 day after diagnosis. He was born on August 12, 1938, the son of John and Clara (Gertsch) Klessinger in Milwaukee. Joe was a U.S. Navy Veteran who served from 1956 to 1959. 
Joseph and Betty Sutter were married on September 8, 1962.
He lived most of his life in Monroe. Joe was an over the road truck driver for many years and then went to work at Trucks Incorporated in Monroe for 35 years as a parts delivery salesman. After retirement, he worked at, and drove truck for, Swiss Colony for 25 years. He also worked for Monroe Truck Equipment, delivering vehicles to many states.
Joe enjoyed going to trail rides with “Toots”, taking off on a Friday, and coming back on Sunday or Monday. They would load up the horse trailer and head out on the trails for many weekends of the summer.
Joe was a member of the Southwest Wisconsin Draft Horse Club and the Blackhawk Saddle Club.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Betty (“Toots”), children: Troy (Chris) Klessinger, Dawn Wolfe, Todd (Donna) Klessinger, and Darci (Aaron) Steinmann all of Juda; sister, Marilyn (Delbert) Neuenschwander of Monroe; grandchildren: Jordyn, Katlyn and Logyn Steinmann; Joseph, Tyler and Brandon Klessinger; 6 step-grandchildren, Kara Guglielmo, Tina Herrera, Alicia Coplien, Derek and Kyle Nyman & Alex Goebeli; 2 great-grandchildren, 9 step-great-grandchildren. He is further survived by Aunt Bette Kundert; sisters-in-law Karen Sutter and Bernice Gordon of Monroe; many family and friends, so that no matter where he would go, he always knew someone.
He was preceded in death by his parents, in-laws, Alex and Ella Sutter; brother-in-law, Robert Sutter, nephew, Tim Sommers, step-great-grandson, Deacon Eberle and his beloved horse and partner on the trails “Barron”, aunts Emma Huber, Rosie Koller, and Vena Gertsch.
Memorial services will be Tuesday, January 12th, at 11:00 a.m. at the SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE FUNERAL HOME, with Fr. Michael E. Klarer Celebrant.
A memorial visitation will be Monday, January 11th, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to Monroe Clinic Hospice in Joseph’s memory.

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Mary Ann Blum
age 90, of Monroe, died on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at her home. She was born on May 30, 1925, the daughter of Walburga and Benjamin Meichtry. 
Mary Ann and Delbert were married on January 22, 1945 at St. Victor’s Catholic Church in Monroe.
She is survived by her children: Robert (Debra) Blum of Monroe, Linda Blum of Madison, Gloria (John) Etter of Middleton, Rosann (Terry) Hoover of Appleton, Marcia (Greg) Foster of Phelps; sisters, Olga Preston and Therese (Gene) Snyder, both of Monroe; 12 grandchildren; and, 19 great-grandchildren.
She is predeceased by her husband, Delbert, son, Delbert Blum Jr., grandson, Nicholas Foster, brother, Theodore Meichtry, and sisters, Margaret Benkert and Elsie Nussbaum.
Mary Ann loved cooking, baking and reading. Friends and family were always welcome to the Blum home for loving meals, which were frequently followed by home-made gooseberry pie. Most of all she loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A special thank you to Darrin, Val and Family for the love and support. Also, many thanks to Joyce and her devoted staff for making this last year comfortable and blessed for Mary Ann.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, January 11, 2015 at 11:00 at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor’s Catholic Church, with Fr. Michael Klarer as Celebrant. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation will be Sunday, January 10th, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials should be sent to your charity of choice. 

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LaVonne J. Cleaveland
age 64, of Monroe, Wisconsin died Friday, January 8, 2016 at her home. She was born April 21, 1951 in Monroe, the daughter of E. Roy and Lucille (Holcomb) Hess and graduate from Monroe High School in 1970.
LaVonne married Dennis Cleaveland January 15, 1972 at Washington Reformation Church, rural Monticello, WI. She worked at the Hallmark Store, The Swiss Colony, and did In Home Day Care in Monroe. LaVonne was a member of Washington Reformation Church, Women of the Moose Chapter #599, and Zilmer Riley American Legion Auxiliary Unit #84 in Monroe.
Surviving are her husband, Dennis Cleaveland of Monroe; daughters, Brenda (Jeremy) Rowe of Monroe & Angie (James) Damon of Brooklyn; son, Scott Cleaveland of Madison; brother, Wayne (Monda) Hess of Monroe; grandchildren, Dylan, Alyssa, McKenzie, Brooke, Tyler, Kayla, & Alex; grand-dog, Zeus; and numerous other relatives. She was predeceased by her Parents; sisters, Linda Hess & Arlene Hillcoat; grandparents, Clarence & Sophia Holcomb; and in-laws, Charles & Berneice Cleaveland.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at Washington Reformation Church rural Monticello, WI with Pastor Mary Gafner officiating. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016 at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Drive & N. 18th Avenue in Monroe and after 10:00 A.M. until time of service on Wednesday at the Church.

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Thelma M. Mulhall
age 87, of Monroe, passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at the New Glarus Home. She was born on March 30, 1928 in Hazel Park, MI, the daughter of Stanley and Ada (Sibbald) Bowron.Thelma graduated from Hazel Park High School.
Thelma and John Mulhall were married on July 22, 1950 in Hazel Park, MI.
Thelma worked for the the Swiss Colony in the sales department for 13 years, retiring in 1986. She volunteered at the Saint Clare Hospital Auxiliary Department for many years. She was a member of the Green County Extension Homemakers and volunteered for the March of Dimes. She enjoyed knitting, sewing, cooking, ceramics and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her husband, John Mulhall of Monroe, sons, Robert (Lynette) Mulhall of McConnell, IL; William (Evelyn) Mulhall of Fitchburg; Pat (Melody) Mulhall of New Glarus; Richard (Anne) Mulhall of North Brook, IL; Barry (Audrey) Mulhall of Deerfield, WI; Thomas (Catherine) Mulhall of McHenry, IL; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She is predeceased by her parents; sisters, Marian Vasbinder and Betty Fleming.
Funeral services will be Thursday, January 14th, at 11:00 a.m. at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Roger Bronkema, of Warren Methodist Church officiating. Fellowship at Grace Lutheran Church following services.
 Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. 
Visitation will be Thursday, January 14th, from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
A memorial fund is being established in Thelma’s memory.

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Mary A. Genthe
age 82 of Monroe, formerly of Janesville, died Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Azura Memory Care. She was born on August 17, 1933 in Richland Center, the daughter of William and Ella (Janecek) Huff. She graduated from Kendall High School in Kendall, WI. Mary married Carl E. Genthe on August 31, 1963 in Janesville. She worked at Parker Pen in Janesville for 25 years, retiring in 1998. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, gardening and country music.
  She is survived by a son, Steven (Renee Rufer) Genthe of Janesville; a daughter, Michelle Genthe of Janesville; a brother, Marvin Huff of TN; 3 grandchildren: Jennifer Genthe, Brenden and Jakob Bragg. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Carl; brothers: Melvin and Stewart Huff.
  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at Compass Church, in Janesville, with Pastor Scott Whiting officiating. Burial will be in Milton Lawns Memorial Garden in Janesville. A visitation will be held from 10:00 am until the time of service, at the Church. Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family.

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Randall Lee Keepers
age 64, of Albany, passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at his home. He was born on January 26, 1951, the son of Dallas and Ruby (Bailey) Keepers in Richland Center and attended Albany schools.
Randall was a farm hand in the Albany area.
Randall was known as “River Rat” to all who knew him. He enjoyed being outdoors, going fishing, hunting morel mushrooms in the spring and spending time at Sweet Minihaha Campground in the summer with family and friends.
He is survived by a sister, Sandy (Virgil Krueger) of Albany; brothers, Ron (Laurie) Keepers, Rick (Barb Martin) both of Albany; Gary (Joi) Keepers of Monroe; and Doug Keepers of Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
He is predeceased by his parents, sister, Linda, and brother, Duane.
A special thanks to Jeannie Blumer.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. 

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Genevieve (Gen) Counselman 
died on January 15, 2016 at Azura Memory Care, Monroe. She was born to William and Rufina (Finey Rinehart) Metcalf on August 17, 1919 at the Deaconess Hospital in Monroe. Gen was a lifelong member of St. Victor’s. She attended the St. Victors School in the original old building with the flight of stairs in the front. She was a member of the St. Victor’s Lady’s Altar Society. She graduated from Monroe High School in 1938. She worked at many establishments in Monroe, her first job being with the United Telephone Company, Monroe, and last at Central Supply in St. Clare Hospital. On June 13, 1946 she married Philip Counselman in the St. Victor’s Church Rectory. They enjoyed 62 wonderful years together, 36 of those years were spent in their home next to Cadiz Springs State Park, Browntown. 
She was preceded in death by her husband Phil, a sister Charlene Johnson and her youngest daughter Lynn (Alan Stewart) Fox. She is survived by her daughters Beth (Terry) Kramer of Baraboo, Jill (John) Norton of Oshkosh, Dean (Deb Shutvet) Counselman of rural Monroe; 5 granddaughters, Katrina (Gary Diny) Kramer of Middleton, Sara (Brian) Klawikowski of Neenah, Michelle (Ben) Anderson of Milwaukee, Molly (Eric) Smiltneek of Oshkosh and Makayla Counselman of Washington DC, and 9 great-grandchildren.
Gen was always working on some sewing project – sewing was her passion. Over the years she made clothes for her daughters and doll clothes for the daughters and granddaughters. She also enjoyed making Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls for family and others. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who gave of herself to family. She is finally at peace and reunited with her husband and daughter.
The family wants to thank the staff at Azura and especially Monroe Clinic Hospice for their care of our mother.
A private family burial and Mass will be held at a later date.

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Glenda K. Hahn
age 80, of Brodhead, died on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at her home. She was born on March 21, 1935 in Monroe, the daughter of Ross and Clara (Nufer) Martin.
Glenda was a 1953 graduate of Monroe High school.
Glenda and Requartte Hahn Jr. were married on April 6, 1956 at St. John’s United Church of Christ.
She loved animals and supported the Green County Humane Society; she also enjoyed reading, gardening, flowers, and enjoyed the outdoors.
Glenda was a partner with her husband, with Hahn’s Marine in Brodhead, and also was a seasonal worker at Swiss Colony.
She is survived by her children: Mark (Cindy) Hahn of Brodhead, Janeen “Jeanne” (Craig) Maier of Crystal Lake, IL; brother, Donald (Marilyn) Martin of Monroe; 3 grandchildren: Mark, Christopher and Eric Maier; many nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.
She is predeceased by her parents, husband, and brother, Bob.
Graveside services will be held in the spring, at Greenwood Cemetery in Monroe.
Memorials may be directed to the Green County Humane Society in Glenda’s memory.

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Jerald G. Wendlandt
age 71, of Blanchardville, died on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at his home. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family.
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Harold Laverne “Tuffy” Larse
age 94, of rural Gratiot, died on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the Lafayette Manor in Darlington. He was born in Wayne Township on May 22, 1921 to Jay and Mamie (Seffrood) Larse and grew up on the farm that was homesteaded by the Larse (Lillebeck) family who emigrated from Norway in 1847.  
Harold graduated from South Wayne High School and married Marjorie Ruch on October 15, 1941 at the West Wiota Lutheran Church. They had three children, Shirley Schroeder of Monroe, Sherry (Roger) Vickers of South Wayne, and Harold “Sonny” (Donna) Larse of Gratiot. After Marjorie’s death, Harold married Erma (Hasley) Eastman on June 24, 1955 at the West Wiota Lutheran Church. Erma had two children, Everett Eastman of Lake Jackson, Texas and Joyce (William) Stauffer of South Wayne. 
Harold farmed his entire life in the South Wayne/Gratiot area. He served his community in numerous ways including lengthy terms of service on the South Wayne/Black Hawk School District board, Wayne Township board, and the Pecatonica Co-op Oil Company. He was a member of the Black Hawk FFA Alumni and was part of the group responsible for the start-up of the agricultural education program and FFA at Black Hawk High School.  
He was an avid horseman, serving as a horse show judge, as an exhibitor at horse shows, community parades and trail rides, and as a member of the Pecatonica Bit & Spur Saddle Club and Blackhawk Saddle Club. He loved animals and had a menagerie of dogs, cats, cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, donkeys, mules, and horses over the years. He enjoyed sharing this passion with his family, neighbors and friends. 
Harold was a wonderful storyteller and frequently shared stories of his younger years and the history of the community to anyone who had a moment to listen. Cowboy hats, pants suspenders with denim jeans, Copenhagen snuff, Chevy trucks, Farmall tractors, and farm and horse antiques were his signatures.  
He is survived by his sister Eunice Graham, his children and stepchildren, several nieces and nephews, 14 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, and 14 great-great grandchildren.  
Harold is predeceased by his wives, parents, brother Charles, sister Joyce Kant, daughter-in-law Jeanette Eastman, granddaughter Cindi Kaster, and grandsons-in-law, Brian Bennett, Charlie Larson and Keith Stukenberg; twin great-grandsons, Cory and Casey Stukenberg.
A visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 30 at the Wiota Lutheran Church. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Glenn Andes of Gratiot Evangelical Free Church officiating. Burial will follow at the West Wiota Lutheran Cemetery and a late lunch will be served at the church.The family would like to thank the staff at the Lafayette Manor for his excellent care. Hanson Funeral Home is serving the family.

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Carol D. Koch
age 83 of Monticello, died Saturday, January 30, 2016 at her home. She was born on December 19, 1932 in rural Green County, the daughter of George and Frances (Stubbe) Ellefson. She attended a rural School. Carol married Elwood R. Koch on May 7, 1950 in Monroe. Carol farmed with her husband on the family farm her entire life. She enjoyed bowling, sewing and knitting, flowers and gardening, and jig-saw puzzles. Carol loved to cook, and one of her biggest joys was cooking for family.
  She is survived by her son, Michael Koch of Monticello, daughters, Margaret (Fred) Beckman and Susan Martinez, both of Monroe; 6 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren. 2 brothers: Robert and Gerald (Ella) Ellefson both of Monroe; 3 sisters: Viola Fox of Browntown, Vera Block of Monroe, and Lyla (Herbert) Krause of Monroe., She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Elwood; son, in infancy, Duane; a grandson, Jeffery Koch; sister, Helen Indergand; brothers, Ralph and Gene Ellefson.
  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, February 4, 2016 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, with Pastor Mary Gafner officiating. Burial will be in Saucerman cemetery. A visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 pm, Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given in Carol’s name to the FFA.

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Ralph J. “Sonny” Sellnow
age 84, of Monroe, formerly of Albany, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016 surrounded by his family. He was born on December 30, 1931 in Monroe, the son of Ralph and Selma (Miller) Sellnow. He graduated from Albany High School in 1949.
Ralph and Joanne M. Stephenson were married on September 17, 1955 in Albany. They recently just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary together. He served in the Wisconsin National Guard for 8 years as a Rifle Platoon Master Sargent. He worked for Spring Grove Insurance Co., the Albany Township Assessor’s Office, and was a long time member of Albany Baptist Church. His greatest enjoyment was farming in the Albany area for many years. Ralph was an avid hunter and fisherman; biggest fan at his grandchildren’s sporting events, and a grandpa to many.
  He is survived by his wife, Joanne ; 4 children: Shelley (Claire) Pryce of Albany, Jeffrey (Marilyn) Sellnow of Monroe, Lisa (David) Leutenegger of Oregon, WI, and Jason (Becki) Sellnow of Canyon Country, CA; 8 grandchildren: Brandi, Aaron, Chase, Kyleigh, Joel, Brett, Taylor, and Treavor; 3 great-grandchildren: Brandon, Lily, and Sawyer. He was preceded in death by his parents.
  A visitation will be held at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home on Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 3:00 – 6:00 pm with a celebratory memorial service to follow.

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Jerald G. Wendlandt
age 71, of Blanchardville, Wisconsin died on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at his home. He was born in Monroe, WI the son of George & Mabel (Whitehead) Wendlandt and attended Brodhead Schools.
Jerald and Jean A. Harnack were married September 14, 1963 in Brodhead, WI.
Jerry was a Commercial Truck Driver for many years. Jerry enjoyed traveling with his wife Jean throughout the United States. He especially liked the open prairies and mountains of the West. While at home you could often find Jerry working on his farm equipment if he wasn’t putting them to work in the field. When he did take a break it was to ensure his dogs never felt left out of the project.  
Surviving are his wife, Jean Wendlandt of Blanchardville, WI; children, Rodney (Dena) Wendlandt of Oregon, WI, Donna (Brian) Pence of Monticello, WI, & Jeri (Tim) Quick of Dakota, IL; brother, Curtis (Jill) Wendlandt of Windsor, WI; 9 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his Parents.
In keeping with Jerry’s wishes, no services will be held.

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Memorials in Jerry’s memory may be sent to Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home P.O.Box 86 Monroe, WI 53566 for the family.

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Sherry Lynn Jarosz
40, of Monroe, was born June 30, 1975 and passed away unexpectedly at home on Saturday, January, 30 2016 with her soulmate and husband, Richard, by her side.
Sherry will remain in the heart of her husband, Richard; her girls, Randi, Sabrina and Jessika; mother, Debra Lisser; father, George "Butch" Rank; sisters, Amy and Ashley; grandmothers, Joyce Lisser and Betty Pence; and grandchildren, Gauge, Chance, Aniya and Attlas.
Sherry loved nature, going for walks, sunflowers and daisies and was so proud of her strawberry patch. She also loved butterflies, insects and all animals, especially pigs. She was heartbroken when her fur babies, Angel and Buddy, passed away.
Sherry Lynn, you are finally free from your pain. Fly high, Sherry. You are free. You're finally free.
You will be missed by so many of the people who brushed the wings of your love.

There will be a Celebration of Life at the Albany Legion Saturday, March 5th, from 10 am till whenever. Open invitation.
Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family.

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Jeanette L. Muralt
age 78 of Monticello, Wisconsin died Friday, February 5, 2016 at Meriter Hospital. She was born on February 5, 1938 in Brodhead; the daughter of Arthur and M. Marie (Hoover) Thompson. She attended Janesville schools. Jeanette married O. Harold Purdy and later Aaron Muralt on January 2, 1961 in Georgia. She farmed in the Albany area, she also worked at General Motors, Advance Transformer, Springs Window Fashions, Farm & Fleet, and also did baby-sitting. Jeanette enjoyed bowling, gambling, playing cards, and most of all taking care of her grandkids & great-grandkids.
  She is survived by her children; Georgean (Roger) Hunt of Evansville, Pamela (Michael) Parker of Evansville, Mariann (Jerry) Rufer of Monticello, Lisa Olson (Tom Gearmann) of Stoughton, Donna Muralt (Scott Bredeson) of Argyle, Billy Muralt (Greg Moritz) of Madison, and Jeff (Darla) Muralt of Oklahoma; grandchildren; Timothy (Nicole) Muralt, Jon (Savanna) Bollig, Katie (Darren) Davenport, Ryan (Jan) Hunt, Nicholas (Angela) Hunt, Benjamin (Brenda) Hunt, Grant Parker, Reed Parker, Ava Parker, Shaianna Parker, Leon Parker, Kamron Parker, Sarah (Jonathon) Ragan, Nathan (Sydnei) Parker, Jolene (Chris) Wilkins, Michael (Kelsey Bortz) Olson, Ashley (Brandon Clark) Olson, Tyler (Christina) Muralt, Ryen Muralt, & Daniell (Derek) Evers; and 24 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her Parents; sons: Timothy & Kenneth Purdy, and Michael Muralt; brothers, Arthur, Edward, William, & Robert Thompson; and sisters, Ruth Thompson & Dorothy Powers.
  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, February 12, 2016 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Drive & N. 18th Avenue in Monroe, with Michael Parker officiating. Burial will follow in Gap Cemetery, rural Albany, WI.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. A memorial fund is being established in Jeanette’s memory.

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Marian “Mary” Bacon
age 93, of Monroe, WI passed away on Friday, February 5, 2016 at the New Glarus Home with her family by her side. Marian (Garvue) Bacon was born to John Garvue and Vivian (Tiedeman) Garvue, in Iola, WI, December 27, 1922. The family moved to Marshfield where Marian graduated from high school in 1940. She attended Milwaukee County Hospital School of Nursing where she graduated in 1945. She came to Monroe to work at St. Clare Hospital as an RN; she later worked in the Monroe Clinic until her retirement. She met Burton Bacon and they were married in Milwaukee on May 12, 1946. Mary was a past president of the Monroe Country Club auxiliary and was an honorary member of the Monroe Women’s Club. She enjoyed playing golf and euchre. She was a member of Monroe United Methodist Church.

Mary is survived by two sons: Thomas (Nancy) of Monroe, and William (Fay) of New Glarus; grandchildren: Andrew (Allison), Lodi; Rebecca (Mason) Hoeft, Monona; Bradley, Sacramento, CA; and Stephani (Joseph) Hoch, Stoughton; and seven great-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother Dr. Robert Garvue of Baton Rouge, LA.

A special thanks to the staff and caregivers at New Glarus Nursing Home and Monroe Clinic Hospice for all their care and concern during Mary’s stay there.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 11. 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at the Monroe United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family.

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Orpha “Josie” Fransen
age 92, of Albany, formerly of Monroe, passed away on Monday, February 8, 2016 at Valley Park in Albany. She was born on September 22, 1923 in Brodhead, the daughter of A. Lee and Lottie (Green) Phillipps and graduated from Brodhead High School in 1941. She worked at Fairbanks Morse in Beloit after graduation.
 Orpha and Clarence Fransen were married on June 19, 1943 at the Apple Grove Parsonage in Blanchardville.
Orpha farmed with her husband in the Argyle area until 1991; they then moved to Monroe.
She was a member of Monroe Bible Church and enjoyed spending time with family.
She is survived by her children: Philip (Sandy) Fransen of Belleville, Nancy (John Jr. “Butch”) Stroehr of Albany, Delton (Beth) Fransen of Argyle, Linda Regalia of Stevens Point, Jane (Pete) Steinke of Blue Grass, IA; grandchildren: Eric (Tanya) Fransen, Tricia (Brad) Kittleson, Connie Wunschel, Kim (Marlena) Wunschel, Lee (Mary Wells) Wunschel, Michael (Monica) Fransen, Lisa (Stan Stibbe) Fransen, Tonya Freeberg, Brent (Katie) Regalia; 9 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-granddaughter, 4 step-grandchildren, 12 step-great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Elton (Jessie) Fransen of Rockford, IL; sister, Margaret Davis of Oakley, WI., very special friend, Patti (Tom) Knautz of Browntown; and several other relatives.
She is predeceased by her parents, brother, Wade (Katie) Phillipps, grandson, Troy Wunschel, and brother-in-law, Clyde Davis.
Funeral services will be Friday, February, 12, 2016 at 11:00 a.m at the Monroe Bible Church 2613 8th Avenue, in Monroe, with Pastor Daniel Krahenbuhl officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday, February 11th, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Church. 
A memorial fund is being established in Josie’s memory.
Family wishes to thank Valley Park and Agrace Hospice for their excellent care. 
Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family.

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H. Leon Laws 
age 54 of Milton, formerly of Monroe, died Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at Mercy Hospital, Janesville. He was born on December 18, 1961 in Charleston, Illinois, the son of Seymour and Marilyn (Howard) Laws. He married Andrea Campbell on January 12, 1985 in Ventura, CA. Leon worked as a Bus Driver for Van Galder Bus Co. for many years and he was also a journeyman roofer. He was a member of the Teamsters union; he enjoyed fishing, boating, camping and cooking.
  He is survived by his fiancée, Elaine Baker of Milton; 3 sons: Victor Laws of Green Bay, Samuel (Adrionna) Laws and Justin (Hailey) Laws both of Monroe; daughter, Rachael Wilson of Portage, WI; 10 grandchildren; brothers: Samuel (Chris) Laws and Michael Laws, both of Villa Grove, IL; sisters: Sherry Varro, of Villa Grove, IL and Margie (Don) Kirkman, of Port Richey, FL; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Randy Laws.
  Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, February 13, 2016 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will be in Oakley cemetery. A visitation will be held Saturday from 12:00 noon, until the time of service.

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Mary Maureen Bruce
age 71, of Monroe, passed away on Friday, February 12, 2016 at her home. She was born on May 21, 1944 in Madison, the daughter of, Mary Burris. Mary received her G.E.D., and graduated from Fennimore Technical School.
Mary and William Bruce were married on June 6, 1980.
She was employed at Industrial Combustion in the Shipping and Processing Department from 1978 – 2008.
Mary was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish. She enjoyed reading, needlepoint, crafts, camping and fishing with her husband at Yellowstone Lake. She also enjoyed collecting salt and pepper shakers.
She is survived by her children: Kathy Shebelbon (David) Klitzke) of Monroe, Nancy Ellison, of Monroe, Kristina (Jerry) Gunser of Westfield, WI; Kenneth (Lisa) Bruce of Madison, James (Veronica) Bruce of Monroe, 8 grandchildren: William, Johnathon, Abigail, Alyssa, Jacob, Sydney, McKenzie and Kyle.
She was predeceased by her mother, husband, William, and granddaughter, Heather Ellison.
Mass of Christian burial will be Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at 11:00 a.m. at St. Victor Catholic Church, with Fr. Michael E. Klarer as Celebrant. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation will be Monday, February, 15th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr., and 18th Ave., in Monroe.
A memorial fund is being established in Mary’s memory.
The family wishes to thank the Monroe Clinic Hospice for all their help and support.

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