Shriner - Hager - Gohlke Funeral Home
Shan M. Hager
age 57, of Monroe, died after a lengthy battle with cancer on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at her home. She was born on July 1, 1956 in Monroe, Wisconsin the daughter of Samuel and Jeanne (Collins) Humbel.
Shan was a 1976 graduate of Monroe High School and of Black Hawk Tech.
Shan and Richard Hager were married on October 13, 1984 at St. John's United Church of Christ. She owned and operated her own cleaning service for many years and Magnolia Studio Framing and Gallery, also being a talented stained glass artist. She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ. Shan was a Big Sister; and was sincerely committed to taking care of elderly who could not do so themselves. She had a lifelong love for animals, rescuing strays for decades; it was not uncommon to go out in the morning and find a kitten someone had left in the tree in front of the house. Shan was a dedicated hockey mom, but most of all her greatest love was for her boys and her family; she will be greatly missed. Shan is survived by her husband, Rich of Monroe, sons, Dan and Jess Hager of Milwaukee; brother, Greg (Barb) Humbel of Ann Arbor, MI; sister, Lynn (Scott) Fuller of FL; Chris (Jesse Waters) Holcomb of Madison;
many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents. Funeral services will be Monday, January 20, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home with Rev. Tiff Bates officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home, 1455 Mansion Dr., and 18th Ave.
Patsy J. Kenney
age 64, of Monroe, died on Friday, January 17, 2014 at her home. She was born on August, 15, 1949 in Freeport, Illinois, daughter of
George and Genevieve (McKibben ) Kenney.
Patsy and Joseph E. Wilson were married on October 6, 1983.
She attended the First Baptist Church.
She is survived by her daughters, Kathy Kenney of Kannapolis, NC; Dixie Kenney of Monroe; brothers, Donald (Dixie) Kenney of Covington, GA; Robert Kenney of Brodhead; William (Marj) Kenney of Juda; Richard (Luann) Kenney of Warren, IL; sisters, Dorothy (Larry) Goodman of Brodhead; Georgia (Raymond) Flesher of Monroe; grandchildren: Emma Lehman, Elliott Drain, Tarrah Drain, all of Monroe, Cara Jo Kenney and Nicolas Munguia, of Kannapolis, NC; and 4 great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her parents, sisters, Audrey Krebs and Marion Thompson. Funeral services will be held 12:00 noon, Wednesday, January 22, 2013 at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home with Rev. Matthew Spoonhour officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Hawthorne Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
Connie L. Sauer
age 67 of Monroe, died Thursday, January 16, 2014 at Monroe Clinic Hospital. She was born on June 3, 1946 in Dodgeville, WI; the daughter of Lewis and June (Griffiths) Sauer. Connie graduated from Darlington High School in 1965 and the Professional Business Institute in Minneapolis, MN in 1966. She was a Medical Laboratory Technician for Monroe Clinic for 47 years. Connie also was co-owner with Judy Lehnherr of Craft Craze for several years in Monroe. She enjoyed Bowling, doing crafts, and going to the Kentucky Derby, which she did for over 25 years. Her favorite color was purple, she was a wonderful cook, and loved sharing recipes. Connie loved kids, and was a proud Godmother to 20 children.
She is survived by her brothers: Vernon (Jean) Sauer and William Sauer Jr, both of Hollandale; 2 brother-in-laws: Richard Vinger of Argyle and Dennis Hale of Janesville; an Aunt / Godmother, Theresa Olstad of Rosholt, WI; a cousin/sister, Susan (Donald) Tuescher of Darlington; several nephews, nieces, other relatives and special friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters: Judy Vinger and Mary Theresa Hale.
A celebration of Life will be held Sunday February 2, 2014 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at Shriner Hager Gohlke funeral Home. Memorials may be given in Connie's name to the Monroe Clinic Hospice.
Mary A. Bandi
age 91 of Albany, Wisconsin died Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born February 1, 1922 in Darlington, Wisconsin the daughter of Joseph and Alice (Burgess) Howard and graduated from Darlington High School.
Mary married Emil Bandi on April 15, 1941 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Darlington. Mary was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Albany for over 50 years, St. Patrick's Altar Society, was a waitress in Hanover & Albany, and a cashier at Union Coop Service Station in Albany. Surviving are her children, Ernest (Yolanda) Bandi of Glendora CA, Leah (William) Carr of Marengo, IL, Theresa (Bernard) Vine of Albany, WI, Bernadette Wong of Monroe, WI, & Michael Bandi of San Dimas CA; sisters, Grace Sullivan of Humboldt, TN & Lucille Howard of Monroe, WI; 10 Grandchildren; and 4 Great-Grandchildren. She was predeceased by her Parents; husband, Emil; sisters, Jane Kuhlman, Ruth Nelson, Juanita Olson, & Hazel Weissenfluh; infant grandson, Charles Vine; and son-in-law, Michael Wong. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Friday, January 31, 2014 at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Drive & N. 18th Avenue in Monroe and from 10:00 A.M. Saturday until time of Mass at the church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, February 1, 2014 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Albany with Fr. Michael Moon Celebrating. Burial will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Albany. A Memorial Fund is being established in Mary’s memory.
Isadore G. "Nidge" Petersen
age 86 of Albany, Wisconsin died Sunday, January 26, 2014 at New Glarus Home. She was born January 3, 1928 in Albany Township, WI the daughter of Frank and Margaret (Lawrence) Dunphy and attended English Settlement & Albany Public Schools.
Isadore married Nelson A. "Pete" Petersen on September 25, 1947 at St. Rose Catholic Church in Brodhead, WI. Nidge sold Avon for 30 years, farmed with husband & upon retirement, owned & operated the Village Tap in Monticello with her husband. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Albany & very active member of the Altar Society, was Honorary Member of the Avon's President Club, very proud of her Irish Ancestry, and was fortunate to take a trip to Ireland in 2006. Surviving are her children, Patrick (Kay) Petersen of Albany, WI, Margaret Ann (Ted Carpenter) Petersen of Evergreen, CO, John "Jack" (Tracy) Petersen of Brodhead, WI, & Donald Petersen of Albany, WI; sisters, Delores McNamara of Madison, WI, Phyllis Aeschliman of Albany, WI, & Sharron (Jule) Gehrig of Madison, WI; grandchildren, Micky Petersen, Ashley Petersen, & Kristel Petersen; great-grandson, Zane Miller; and brother-in-law, Roger Klett of Milwaukee, WI. She was predeceased by her Parents; husband, Pete; brother, Lawrence (Mary) Dunphy; sisters, Mary Klett, Bernadine (Don) France, & Joanne (Gary) Germann. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 A.M. Friday, January 31, 2014 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Albany with Fr. Michael Moon Celebrant. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Croak Settlement, rural Albany. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Thursday, January 30, 2014 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Albany and from 10:00 A.M. Friday until time of Mass at the church. A Memorial Fund is being established in Nidge’s memory. Nidge's family would like to extend a Special Thank You to New Glarus Home and Monroe Clinic Hospice for their care. Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home in Monroe is assisting the family.
Gladys L. Gempeler
age 90, of Monroe, formerly of Albany, died on Wednesday, January 29, 2013 at her home. She was born on March 1, 1923 in Mt. Pleasant Township, the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Rhyner) Disch. Gladys and Robert N. Gempeler were married on May 1, 1943 in Monticello, Wisconsin.
Gladys was employed at Advance Transformer and later worked at the Albany Recycling Center. Gladys enjoyed quilting, sewing and playing cards but most of all enjoyed spending time with her family. She is survived by her son, Norman (Penny) Gempeler of Monroe; Peggy (Rick) Seifert of Fort Collins, CO; Sally (Eric Teisberg) Gempeler of Portage; Jane Gempeler of Monroe; sisters, Pauline Duerst of Waunakee; Norma Frydenlund of Albany; 7 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her parents, husband, daughter, Mary Boss, sisters, Mildred Krueger and Bernice Gill. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 3, 2014 at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr., and 18th Ave; with Chaplin Stuart McCoy officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Memorials may be given in Gladys' name to the Janesville Mercy Hospice.
Joyce (Montgomery) Mau
age 82, of Monroe, formerly of South Wayne, was called to her eternal home on Wednesday, January 29, 2014.
She was born on April 24, 1931 at St. Clare Hospital, the daughter of Clinton E. and Pearl (Pember) Montgomery. Joyce graduated from South Wayne High School in 1948. She then attended Green County Normal School for 2 years where she made friends for life. She received her Bachelor's Degree attending night classes and Summer School at the University of Platteville. Joyce was a teacher and principal in the South Wayne, Black Hawk District for 44 years retiring in 1994.
Joyce and Buddy E. Mau were married on March 8, 1952 in Monroe at the Monroe United Methodist Church Parsonage. Joyce lived in the South Wayne area, until moving to Monroe in 2003 after her husband's death. Joyce was always a member of the South Wayne Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and was treasurer for many years. She loved dancing, especially to the Greg Anderson band. In her younger years she enjoyed playing ball, bowling and was a sports enthusiast. She is survived by her daughter, Julie (Jeff) Edgerton, their family, Janelle & Joseph and great-grandson, Caston Buddy; son, Scott (Jennifer) Mau, and their children, Macy & MaKayla; brother, John"Jack "Monaghan; in-laws, Shelby (Don) Broege, Audrey (Merle) Adelman, Tom (Carol) Mau and Larry (Betty) Mau, whom she raised since the age of five. She also had nieces, nephews, and many friends that were special to her. Special cousins are JoAnn Hawthorn and Shirley Lindsay. Joyce is predeceased by her parents; husband, Buddy; brother, Charles "Chuck" Montgomery; sister-in-law Virginia Monaghan; brother-in-law, Merle Adelman; dear friends Norma Trumpy, Helen Anderson and Bernita Rufenacht. Funeral services will be held Monday, February 3, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Monroe United Methodist Church with Rev. Randy Booth officiating. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery in South Wayne. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Monroe United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to Monroe United Methodist Church or Black Hawk Elementary School. Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family.
Karen Marie Allbaugh
age 54, of Monroe, Wisconsin died Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at her home. She was born April 27, 1959 in Dodgeville, WI the daughter of Reuben and Berniece Holmes and graduated from Iowa Grant High School in 1977.
Karen married Steven Allbaugh in Montfort, WI on September 26, 1981. She retired from Walmart in Monroe, as a sales associate. She was a member of St. Victor's Catholic Church and loved to collect "fiesta ware", Indian dolls, and was very proud of her grandchildren; Tatum and Colin.
Karen is survived by her husband, Steven, of Monroe ; a son; Shawn Allbaugh of Sun Prairie; daughter, Leslie (Jamie) Boyle of Browntown; 2 grandchildren, Tatum and Colin; mother, Berniece Graber of Dodgeville; brothers, Steve (Bonnie) Holmes of Dodgeville, Greg "Buck" (Tina) Holmes of Steamboat Springs, CO; sister, Kathy "Chip" (Brian) Lundell of Dodgeville. She was predeceased by her father and step-father, George "Pep" Graber.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at the Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home with Father Larry Bakke Celebrating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10:00 to noon Tuesday, February 4 at the funeral home.
Edith E. Marinaro
age 95, of Darlington, WI, formerly of Amberg, WI & Rockford, Il, died on January 29, 2014, at Pleasant View Nursing Home, after an extended illness. She was born in the township of White Oak, Shullsburg, WI on October 11, 1918, the daughter of Robert and May (Johnston) Virtue. Edith and Michael Marinaro were married on May 18, 1940 in Dubuque, IA. Michael died in 1986. Their son, Michael Marinaro Jr. died in August of 1950 from Polio.
Edith grew up in Darlington & graduated from Darlington High School in 1937. She lived 25 years in Rockford with Mike and family, 13 years in Amberg, WI, and made a full-circle back to Darlington in 1982. She was a homemaker who enjoyed Boy Scouts with her son, Michael, Girl Scouts with her daughters, as well as, gardening, sewing, making quilts, reading and cross-word puzzles. Eadie’s door was always open to family, friends, and neighbors, greeting them with a great piece of homemade pie.
Eadie was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, its Council of Catholic Women, and the Daughters of America. She was an avid fan of sports, music events and outdoor activities. Her laugh was contagious and unforgettable; she loved adventure and lived life fully;. Her warm heart, giving nature, and huge spirit will live on forever.
Eadie is survived by her three children:
Barbara (Ron) Bevan, Winnebago, IL;
Michele (Michael) Fillweber, Roscoe, IL
Karen (Rick) Murray, Monticello, WI; and
stepdaughter, Lois Marinaro, Michigan.
Edith is also survived by her 8 grandchildren: John (Maria) Bevan; Jim (Natalie) Bevan; & Christa (Brian Abbas) Bevan; Mike (Julie) Fillweber; Chad (Janice) Fillweber; Gretchen (Sean) Milner; Michele (Justin) Gruenenfelder; Cody Murray; and 2 step-grandchildren: Cindy (Randy) Hargate and Brian Beckus.
And, her 13 great grandchildren:
Alexandria, Juliana, John Jr. & Jason Bevan; Abby Alton, Nico Bertolino, Rocko & Jack Fillweber, Corbin & Tyler Fillweber, Bennett Milner and Eva and Hawken Gruenenfelder and 3 step-great-grandchildren: Kaitlin & Tyler Hargate and Cody Beckus.
Edith is predeceased by her parents, husband, son, and brothers: Chester (Margaret) Virtue, Arthur (Margaret) Virtue, Elmer (Mary Ellen & Vera) Virtue and her brother-in-laws:
Mo (Mary) Marinaro; Charlie (Ruth) Marinaro all of Rockford, IL.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, January 31, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church with Fr. Larry Bakke as Celebrant. Burial was at Willwood Cemetery in Rockford.
Jean Ann Phillips
age 70, of Monroe, died on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born on April 16, 1943 the daughter of Ray and Pauline (Belknap) Phillips.
Jean was a loyal Swiss Colony employee for 40 years. She enjoyed embroidery, movies, word finds, and Elvis. She deeply loved her friends and family, especially her great nieces and nephew, the Green Bay Packers and the Red Apple. Probably nothing made her happier than a chance to laugh and kid with you over a cup of coffee. Jean is survived by her sister, Dorothy (Pat) Wuetrich, Janesville, a nephew, Al Wuetrich, Hutchinson, MN, a niece Tricia (Bill) Clasen, Janesville, three great nieces and a nephew: Lexi, Grace, Faith, Ryan and a dear friend, Joel Wahl, Monroe. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother Lee Roger (Butch) Phillips. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 5, 2014
at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home with Rev. Todd Hackman officiating.
Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Family would like to thank her many caregivers, Home Care Givers, Monroe Clinic Hospital, Pleasant View Nursing Home, Monroe Clinic Hospice and especially Joe Wahl. A memorial fund is being established in Jean's memory.
Barbara Ann Marty Nelson
age 59, of Monroe, died on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at her home. She was born on January 27, 1955 the daughter of John and Irma (Baebler) Marty.
Barbara graduated from Monroe High School, attended Northwestern University and UW-Madison and a degree in Music Education. Barbara and David Nelson were married in Texas in 1985. Throughout Barb’s life the common thread was community. Barb was happiest when she was in the service of her community. Barb’s career began as a music teacher. She took a detour into the world of hospitality and the road led her Texas where she worked for the TGI Fridays corporation. Eventually she returned to Monroe to run the Idle Hour Mansion with her husband and family. She worked tirelessly to create memorable events and experiences for all guests of the Mansion. Barb then went on to work for the Monroe Times and later the Monroe Chamber of Commerce. Barb’s career in community work culminated with the Monroe Main Street Program. She was instrumental in developing the Market on the Square and Concerts on the Square series for Downtown Monroe. Barb believed in the mission and purpose of Monroe Main Street and was an authentic advocate for downtown Monroe and small businesses. Serving her community was a core value for Barb. She served her community and shared her time, talent and energy with a variety of organizations. Barb was a Dairy Princess in 1973. She served in the Monroe Noon Optimist Club, the Women’s Club, the American Legion Auxiliary, was part of the Green County Leaders program. Barb volunteered with the Monroe Balloon Rally, Taste of Monroe, Cheese Days and was a strong advocate for the arts. Barb loved music and theatre and was a supporter of the Monroe Theatre Guild. Barb lived her life in service to her community and inspired others to do so. Barb humbly left her mark on the community in many ways. Barb enjoyed good music, good food, and good stories. As a Cheesemaker's daughter, she found joy in the history and culture of Green County. She delighted many with her thoughtful and unique gifts. She is survived by brother, Larry (Kathie) Marty of Monticello, dear friend Jack Reese, Cosmic Sister, Judie Hyde-Hintzman and her bird Bud. Numerous nieces and nephews who loved and respected her. Laura Ferguson, Monroe, Brigette Marty, Minneapolis, Scott (Monique Hassman) Noe, Readstown, Steve Fera, Waukesha, Renee (Joel) Noe-Miller, Oshkosh, David (Char) Noe, Waukesha, Mat Marty, Monticello and Desiree Marty, Monticello. She is predeceased by her Parents; John and Irma (Baebler) Marty, brother, Paul Marty, sister, Sheryl (Marty) Lynch. As per Barb’s wishes, a celebration of life will occur on Saturday, February 8th. The family will be greeting friends and relatives from 1pm-4pm at the Ludlow Mansion in Monroe. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to the Monroe Noon Optimists, P.O Box 781, Monroe, WI 53566.
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Lillian Ida Hefty
Lillian Ida Hefty passed away on Wednesday, February 05, 2014 in Nashville, IN. She was a lifelong resident of Monroe, Wisconsin until she moved to Indiana in 2007 to be closer to her daughter, Barbara. Monroe remained in her heart and mind during her time away.
Born February 27, 1923 in Argyle, Wisconsin, she was the daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Wenger. She married Roy N. Hefty on November 18, 1944 and together, they lived in Monroe where they raised their three children. She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Monroe and volunteered at church as well as within the community.
She worked in nursing at St. Clare Hospital in Monroe giving patient’s kind, supportive care. Her sweet and kind personality prompted many letters of appreciation from patients through the years. She continued to volunteer at the hospital after her retirement in 1989. She enjoyed visiting with family, playing cards or bingo with friends, reading, dancing and traveling with her husband here and in Europe.
Survivors are Judy Bailey (Doug) of Mountain View, CA; Barbara Hefty Jones (Bill) of Bloomington, IN; Dr. Tom Hefty (Debbie) of Seattle Washington; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Elizabeth Wenger; her husband, Roy Hefty; and her brother, Herbert Wenger.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home at 1455 Mansion Drive with Rev. Tiff Bates officiating. Family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Monroe, WI.
Loren C. Johnson
age 54, of Monroe, died on Monday, February 10, 2014 at his home. He was born on May 13, 1959 in Monroe, son of Leo L. and Lois Johnson. Loren graduated from Monroe High School.
Loren married Melanie J. Campbell.
Loren worked at Advance Transformer and Joseph Huber Brewery. He was a member of the Jordan Lutheran Church and served on the Church Council, former member of the Browntown Fire Department and Monroe Fire Department. He was always there to lend a helping hand. He liked to garden, attend car shows, photography, four wheeling and most of all just enjoying the outdoors. He was an avid Packer fan, enjoyed playing cards especially euchre, bowling, woodworking, but most of all spending time with family, friends and his cat Skyler. Loren served in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving from 1978-1981. He is survived by his wife, Melanie Johnson, son, Matt (Jennifer) Johnson, daughter, Amanda (Cory) Gessler, step-daughters, Marcy Campbell and Kim Scheetz, brothers, William (Betty) Johnson, Roger Johnson, Jim (Melva) Johnson, Dennis (Helen) Johnson, Terry (Deb) Johnson, sisters, Karen (Bob) VonKaenel , Velma (Steve Schipler) Schrenk, Ruth (Gordy) Bergemann, Carol (John) Olson, step-grandchildren: Destiny, Deviaire and Malik White and Karena Marshall, many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents. Memorial services will be held Friday, February 14, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Jordan Lutheran Church with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation will be Thursday, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home in Monroe. A memorial fund is being established in Loren's memory.
Fred F. Baertschi
age 87 of Albany, died Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Valley Park Care Center. He was born on August 28, 1926 in Albany; the son of Fred and Anna (Schneeberger) Baertschi. Fred attended English Settlement School. He married Dorothy Jacobson on October 11, 1947 in Belleville, WI. Fred farmed on the family farm; he also was an Albany School Bus Driver, a refrigeration repairman and electrician, a substitute Mail Carrier and an American Family Insurance Agent. He was a charter member of the Albany Lion's, an Albany Masonic Lodge member, and was on the Town and County Boards. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; 3 children: Pam (Larry) Teasdale, Jan (Red) Brewer, and Laurie (Ron) Keepers; 7 grandchildren: Chad (Tara) Teasdale, Leigh (Mark) Lierman, Julie (Aaron) Wiegel, Reggie Brewer, Marcie (Ryan) Brugger, Jed (Angie Erickson) Keepers and Scott Keepers; 11 great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Joanne Rankins; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Louis (Hilda) Baertschi; sisters, Rose (Walter) Thoman and Wilma (Austin) Holtsapple; brother-in-laws, Harry C. Jacobson and Garland Rankins; sister-in-law, Marian (Arthur) Maenner; and mother and father-in-law, Harry and Laura Jacobson.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at the Albany Lions Club, with Masonic services by Carl Gant. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Albany. A visitation will be Tuesday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 pm, at the Albany Lions Club. A memorial fund is being established in Fred's memory. Shriner Hager Gohlke funeral home is assisting the family.
Harold T. Shager
age 89, of Monroe died on Friday, February 21, 2014 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. He was born on September 25, 1924 in Wiota Township, the son of Henry and Agnes (Larsen) Shager.
Harold was baptized and confirmed at Wiota Lutheran Church. He attended Woodford Grade School and graduated from Monroe High School. Harold served in the U.S. Army infantry company B - 99th infantry Battalion in World War II, as an automatic rifleman, participating in the Normandy Campaign. Harold was employed at Monroe Ace Hardware as a sales associate for 52 + years. Harold continued enjoying outdoor activities for many years honing his archer and fishing skills. He truly loved their trips to Northern Wisconsin in the summer. In later years after retirement he always looked forward to his Senior bowling league and playing Yass at the Senior Center. Harold was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ of Monroe and the Monroe V.F.W. Harold spent his youth growing up in Woodford learning and appreciating the outdoors and love of playing baseball. He spent a number of years playing first base for the Woodford Home Talent team in the Wisconsin/Illinois league after returning from his military duties overseas during WWII. It's at this time he met the love of his life and true partner of 62 years. He was married to Heddy Krahenbuhl on February 24, 1952 at Clarno Methodist Church. Harold is survived by his wife, Heddy Shager of Monroe, sister, Dorothy Pandow, of Monroe, brother-in-law: Karl and LuAnn Krahenbuhl of Monroe,
many nieces and nephews who enjoyed spending time with and seeing their families grow over the years. He also has a cousin and special friend Delbert and Jean Shager and family, and his faithfull companion Molly.
He was predeceased by his father, Henry and mother, Agnes, sister and brother-in-law, Lillian (Rienhold) Beiri, sister-in-law and husband, Margaret (Duane) Hawthorne, brother-in-law, Steven Pandow, nephew, John Beiri, niece, Barbara Copus. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 12:00 P.M. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home with Fr. Gary Krahenbuhl (nephew) and Rev. Tiff Bates officiatng. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery at a later date. A visitation will be held Wednesday, from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established in Harold's memory. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Pleasant View Sunset Hall and Monroe Hospice for their compassionate care.
Rosemary F. Healy
age 90, of Monroe, died peacefully Friday, February 21, 2014 at Monroe Clinic Hospital with family by her side. She was born on November 8, 1923 in Washington, Indiana; the daughter of Alton and Frances (Harbin) Showalter. Rosemary graduated from Barr Township High School in Montgomery, Indiana and then graduated from Indiana Business College in Muncie, Indiana. Rosemary married James L. Healy, the love of her life, on July 9, 1943 at Camp Elliott, San Diego, California. After WWII they moved to Kokomo, Indiana where they lived for 65 years until moving to Monroe in 2012 to live with their son, James. Rosemary was a very loving and caring wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a lifelong member of the Courtland Avenue Friends Church in Kokomo, Indiana where she served on the board of directors and participated in many clubs and organizations. Rosemary was a wonderful cook and also enjoyed reading, quilting, crocheting, and sewing. She enjoyed collecting antique furniture and glassware and could often be found at local garage sales and estate auctions. After her family was grown she spent several years working as a bookkeeper for the Kokomo Government Housing Corp. In retirement, Rosemary and Jim enjoyed traveling to South Padre Island, TX during the winter months.
She is survived by her devoted husband, James of Monroe; 4 sons: Stephen (Sandi) of Bozeman, MT Rodney (Terry) of Kingsport, TN, James (Maryann) of Monroe and Kim (Terri) of San Diego, CA; a daughter, Cheryl Jones of London, England; 10 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, 5 sisters and 2 brothers.
Private family services will be held at Shriner Hager Gohlke funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the Kokomo Rescue Mission, 321 West Mulberry, Kokomo, IN 46901
Kay A. Smith
age 71 of Albany, died Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Select Specialty Hospital in Madison. She was born July 3, 1942, the daughter of Lawrence and Kathryn (Regez) Wegner. Kay was a graduate of Monroe High School. She married Thomas Smith on June 18, 1961 in Monroe. She worked at Bishop's Buffet in Janesville for 14 years.
Kay was a member of the Rocky Rollers Camping Club, and enjoyed cooking, camping, and loved to collect and read books.
Kay is survived by her husband, Thomas, her son Scott (Betty) Smith, Harrodsburg, KY, 3 step grandchildren; Penny, Paul, and Brian, her sister, Susan (Charles) Veazey, Carlsbad, NM.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 4, at the Albany Lions Club at 12 noon, with Pastor Pat Soddy officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10 am until the time of service. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Albany.
Francis L. Neises
age 84, of Monroe, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Azura Memory Care.
Francis was born May 12, 1929 on his grandfather's birthday in Glen Haven, WI. He was the son of the late Sylvester and Josephine (Berntgen) Neises. As a child his family relocated to Kenosha, WI where he attended St. Mark's Elementary School, Lincoln Junior High School and was a graduate of Mary D. Bradford High School (Class of 1947). Francis entered active military duty on January 10, 1951 at Camp McCoy, WI. He served as a tank leader in the United States Army, stationed in Korea. He was honorably discharged on October 9, 1952. Fran was employed by the Kenosha News as a printer for over 30 years. Upon retiring he moved back to the Berntgen homestead in Glen Haven. Later moving to Monroe and residing with his niece (Jayne). He was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, Monroe. Fran loved gardening and the "Farm Living". His kindness and thoughtfulness brought joy to all who knew him. Francis is survived by two brothers; Arnold (Dorothy) Neises of Monroe, Lawrence Neises of Kenosha; nieses and nephews; Laura Short of Monroe, Steven (Barbra) Neises of Arlington, South Dakota, Robert (Lori) Neises of Waconia, Minnesota, Jayne Neises of Monroe, Theresa (Jim) Talbert of Milton, Jeffery (Susan Engler) Neises of Monroe, Susan Marshall of Kenosha, Sandra (Mike) Muetzel of Elkhorn; great nieces and nephews; Brett, Christine, Jaclyn, Jarred, Jeremy, Austin and Lauren. He is predeceased by his parents and sister-in-law, Rose (Mitchell) Neises. Per Fran's wishes a Memorial Mass will be held at a later date in Glen Haven. A Memorial Fund is being established in Fran's memory. You will be forever in our hearts "Uncle Fran".
Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family.
Gladys M. Long age 68 of Albany, died on Monday, March 10, 2014 in Footville.
She was born on September 6, 1945 in Freeport, IL., the daughter of Jacob P. and Hattie J. (Pilz) Haag. Gladys worked as a nurses aid at Monroe Manor. Gladys was an active member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church. She enjoyed scratch off lottery tickets. She is survived by her son, David A. (Jessica) Long of Rossford, OH; grandaughter, Sheenah (Tom) Long Miller of Rose Hill, NC; grandsons, Kenneth, Timothy and Joseph Long of Rossford, OH; brother, Eugene Haag of Albany. She is predeceased by her parents. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home with Fr. Michael E. Klarer as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Monroe. Visitation will be Friday, from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
Herman A. Heinzelman age 93, of Monroe, died on Monday, March 17, 2014 at his home. He was born on April 12, 1920 in Monroe, the son of Carl A. and Florence (Jolliffe) Heinzelman. Herman was a Monroe High School graduate. Herman married Irene Block on March 18, 1944 and later married Inez Schultz Mitchell on March 28, 1970 in Monroe. Herman was a supervisor at Swiss Colony for over 40 years retiring in 1982.
Herman was a member of Monroe United Methodist Church, Barbershop Chorus for 25 years and charter member, loved watching the Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs, enjoyed golfing and deer hunting. He also enjoyed going to Texas every winter and going fishing at Dellwood, his second home. He is survived by his wife, Inez of Monroe, daughters, Cherrie Woodley of Browntown, Jackie Roen of Monroe, June (Larry) Rood of Monroe, step-daughters: Carla Pederson of Monroe, Jane (Jeff) Gibbons of Albany, brother, Henry (Lois) Heinzelman of Monroe, 12 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, 5 step-great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Irene, 2 son-in-laws: Robert Neuenschwander and Dennis Woodley; stepson-in-law, Jerry Pederson. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 21, 2014 at Monroe United Methodist Church in Monroe with Pastor Pat Soddy officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home in Monroe.
Roger C. Wang age 88, of Monroe, passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. He was born on February 28, 1926 at the family home in Woodford, the son of Charles and Bertha (Peterson)Wang.
Roger and Sandra Lee were married on July 19, 1958 in Beloit. Roger served in the U.S. Marines, serving in the Korean Conflict from April 9, 1952 to March 25, 1954. Roger farmed with his twin brother Russell in the South Wayne and Woodford area. He later worked at General Motors from 1965-1973, after leaving General Motors he returned to farming in the Monroe area. After retiring from farming, Roger worked for Swiss Colony as a courier for several years. Roger loved playing cards, dancing and enjoyed his many trips to Branson, MO. Roger is survived by his children: Gary Wang, of Monroe, David (Joan) Wang of Monroe, Carol (Tom) Figi of Juda, Cheryl (Preston) Baker of Sparta, grandchildren: T.J. and Steve Figi both of Juda, Michael Wang of Madison, Derek and Bryan Wang both of Monroe, Kelsey Baker of Sparta, and sisters-in-law, Alice Wang of Wiota, and Flora Wang, Dickeyville, WI. He is predeceased by his parents; grandson, Alex Baker; sisters, Bonnie Wang and Alpha Anderson, brothers, Paul, Charles, Gerald and twin brother, Russell; and special friend June Snyder. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Wiota Lutheran Church with Rev. Luke S. Smetters officiating. Burial will follow at East Wiota Lutheran Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr., and 18th in Monroe; and 1 hour prior to service at the church. A special thank you to the staff at Pleasant View Nursing Home for their compassionate care.
Alma Johnson age 88 of Monroe, formerly of Albany, Wisconsin died Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born August 28, 1925 in Warren, Illinois the daughter of Alfred and Flossie (Luke) Schneider and graduated from Winslow High School.
Alma married Bernell V. Johnson on June 16, 1944 at Winslow United Methodist Church. Alma worked at Burgess Battery in Freeport and was a Nurse's Aide at St. Clare Hospital in Monroe - retiring in 1984. She was a member of Albany United Methodist Church, McDermott-Steindorf American Legion Post #144 Auxiliary - serving as Treasurer, and enjoyed dancing, playing cards, word puzzles, taking friends places, working at Legion functions, & spending time with her children & grandchildren. Surviving are her daughters, Charlotte (Gene) Schuetz of Ligonier, IN, Bev (Frank) Rielly of Shullsburg, WI, Linda (Bob) Sonnenburg of Monroe, WI, & Sherri (Shawn) Johnson Amacher of Monroe, WI; son, Gary (Deb) Johnson of Ligonier, IN; brother, LaVern (Ilene) Schneider of Winslow, IL; sister-in-law, Dorothy Schneider of Freeport, IL; 12 Grandchildren; 28 Great-Grandchildren; and 6 Great-Great-Grandchildren. She was predeceased by her Parents; husband, Bernell; daughter, Janet Evans; brothers, Walter, Delvin, Wilbur, Ralph, Cletus, & John Schneider; sisters, Viola Retzlaff, Lucille Gill, & Pearl Minder; and great-great-granddaughter, Sofia Jo Kubly. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Drive & N. 18th Avenue in Monroe with Pastor Pat Soddy Officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery in Albany. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, at the Funeral Home. A Memorial Fund is being established in Alma’s memory.
Dorothy M. Munz
age 86 of Monroe, Wisconsin, left to be with her Lord Friday, March 21, 2014. She was born on May 31, 1927 in Wiota Township, WI the daughter of Harry & Estella (Thompson) Brown and graduated from Darlington High School.
Dorothy married Otto Munz, Jr. on June 20, 1945 at Wiota, WI and were Cheesemakers, who retired to be farmers. Dorothy enjoyed feeding all the hired help, as well as any friends or family who happened by. She was a member of Mt. Olive Evangelical Lutheran Church, enjoyed flowers, birds, playing cards with family & friends, spending time at her cabin, and her greatest love was her Lord & family.
She is survived by daughters, Judy (Jim) Boisen of Minong, WI & Tammy (Mike Para) Stephens of Browntown, WI; grandchildren, Jenny (Mike) Remiker, Brad Munz, Jay Gierhart, Corey Gierhart, & Jessi Stephens; and 3 Great-Grandchildren. She was predeceased by her Parents; Husband, Otto; daughter, Linda Alderman; grandchildren, Joshua & Jolene Boisen; and sister, Norma Anderson; and brother, Merle Brown. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Drive & N. 18th Avenue in Monroe with Pastor Donald Swartz officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Monroe. Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. Tuesday until time of service at 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home.
Leona M. Friedrichs age 76, of Janesville, formerly of Monroe, died on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Our House Memory Care in Janesville. She was born on May 16, 1937 in Monroe, WI; the daughter of Lester and Nellie (Kundert) Johnson. She graduated from Monroe High School and received her Associates Degree in Accounting from Blackhawk Technical College, at age 48. Leona married Dalen Friedrichs on October 16, 1956 in Monroe. She worked for St. Clare Hospital then Doorman Cheese factory, and last for Lucas Oil. She formerly was a member at Grace Lutheran Church, Monroe, Janesville quilting club, and a member of Women of the Moose, Chapter #599.
She is survived by her husband, Dalen, of Janesville; a son, David (Laura) Friedrichs of Madison; 2 daughters: Anne (George) Stokes of Las Vegas, NV and Sarah (David) Boatman of McKinney, TX; 4 grandchildren: Colin and Harper Friedrichs and Eric and Leah Boatman, and brother, Lester "Butch" Johnson, of Monroe. She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers: Daryl, Donnie and Al Johnson.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, March 28, 2014 at Grace Lutheran Church, with Reverend John Tabaka officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery at a later date. A visitation will be held Friday, from 10:00 am, until the time of service, at the church.
Memorials may be made in memory of Leona Friedrichs to: Alzheimer’s Support Center of Rock County, Inc. 20 S. Main Street, Suite 15, Janesville, WI 53545.
Carolyn J. Eicholtz age 79, of Monroe, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at Agrace Hospice Care in Fitchburg, WI. She was born December 24, 1934 in Monroe, WI the daughter of William and Alvina (Ackerman) Wood and graduated from Monroe High School, Green County Normal, & UW Platteville College.
Carolyn married Robert Eicholtz on May 22, 1955 at Union Presbyterian Church in Monroe. Carolyn taught school in the Green County area and Bob & Carolyn owned & operated Monroe Floral Shop for 35 years. Carolyn was a member of Union Presbyterian Church, 50 year member of Women of the Moose Chapter #599, and Retired Teachers Association. Carolyn is survived by her daughter, Karen McKay of Mount Horeb and grandchildren, Cade, Cole, & Emily McKay; and great-granddaughter, Nora Jane Ignatius McKay. She was predeceased by her parents and husband, Robert. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Monday, March 31, 2014 at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr & N. 18th Avenue in Monroe with pastor Jesse Larson officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Monroe. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at 12:00 Noon Monday, at the funeral home. Memorials in Carolyn’s memory may be given to Union Presbyterian Church of Monroe or to one’s charity of choice.
Lena M. Gerlach age 103, of Monroe, died on Friday, March 28, 2014 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born on March 8, 1911in Wisconsin Rapids, the daughter of Henry and Julia (Ritschard) Wenger.
Lena and Carl Gerlach were married in 1948 in Milwaukee.
Lena was a devout Christian since she accepted Jesus Christ at age 16. She devoted her life to witnessing to others.
Lena was a member of Assembly of God in Milwaukee and Peace Church in Christ Browntown. She is survived by many nieces & nephews; and great-nieces & nephews. Lena is predeceased by her parents; husband, Carl; brothers, Ernest, Carl, Theodore and Roy Wenger; sisters, Edna Miley, Alma Voegeli, Mae DeVillers, Elsie Schultz, and Sylvia Grossen.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home with Pastor Wayne Gregory officiating. Burial will be in Wisconsin Memorial Park in Brookfield, WI.
Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at the funeral home.
Betty J. Grinnell age 74, of Monroe, died on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at New Glarus Home. She was born on August 9, 1939 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, the daughter of Jake and Irma (Lintner) Vicker.
Betty and Nathan Grinnell were married on August 22, 1957 in Dubuque, Iowa. Betty was employed at Disch Furniture, owned and operated Happy Hour Saddle Shop for 20 + years and after retiring was employed with Christines Tax Service. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and enjoyed flower gardens and sewing. She is survived by sons, Gene (Rita) Grinnell of Monroe, Jim (Mary) Grinnell of Monroe; daughter, Betty (Pat) Metz of Orangeville; grandchildren: Curtis and Paul Metz, Erik, Garrett, Megan, and Jacob Grinnell; and great-grandchildren, Damian and Dylan Metz. She is preceded in death by her parents, 1brother, and 1sister. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home with Pastor John Tabaka officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Hawthorne Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
Peter E. Buol age 85 of Monroe, died Friday, April 4, 2014 at Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born on June 2, 1928 in Monroe, the son of Lawrence and Helena (Boegli) Buol.
Dad was a country kid and he attended the school on County Road B south of Monroe as well as the Round Grove School north of Monroe. He was born and raised in a time where country kids couldn’t go to high school because of family financial issues and he was “farmed out” along with his brothers as a teenager. Hard work was rule of the day. He met the love of his life, Mary Maurer, while driving around and hanging out on the square in Monroe. They were married on Feb. 4, 1950. Dad worked as a hired man for Johnny and Evelyn Krattiger during the 1950’s and became life-long friends of the Krattigers. He even worked as a pin setter at a Brodhead bowling alley after milking to support his growing family. In 1960, Dad and Mom moved to the John Rufi farm on Balls Mill Road, east of Monroe. They raised their seven children here on a 50/50 arrangement with Mr. Rufi. It was a small farm, but everyone agrees it was the best of times for the family. Radio station WEKZ and their ‘Chore time’ music program was a constant companion during the morning milking. Dad had milking machines but the milk had to be carried to the cooler one pail at a time. Dad ‘retired’ from farming in 1974 at the age of 45. He did not leave agriculture completely as he took a job at the Green Rock FS feed warehouse in Monroe. He enjoyed his work there and customers thought the world of him. He enjoyed taking coffee breaks at Bernie’s Drive Inn on 19th Street. Dad took a night job at Monroe Specialty in 1976 in order to make ends meet. He retired from the feed mill in 1992 and Monroe Specialty shortly after. Retirement for Dad wasn’t fishing, golfing or spending the winter in Florida. He never had time or money for those things. He was of simple means and that meant having coffee with his friends at McDonalds, watching the Weather Channel, and just sitting outside on a nice day. Dad wasn’t able to give his kids great financial rewards, but he instilled in all of them a great work ethic and a great example of how to live one’s life, as he didn’t drink, smoke or gamble. He was proud of all of his kids as they are all successful in different ways.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; 7 children: George (Joyce) Buol, Scott (Robbyn) Buol, Becky (Donald) Brown, Cyndi (Gary) Goodman, Peter J. (Debbie) Buol, Brenda (Jack) Thomas and Michael (Deena) Buol; 16 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; a brother, LeRoy (Kathy) Buol; a sister, Louise (Walter) Steiner; several nieces and nephews; and a special pet cat, Sadie. He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 grandchild, Benjamin Scott Buol, a sister Rose Thrasher, and 5 brothers: Andrew, Valentine, Robert, Albert and Edward.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Shriner Hager Gohlke funeral home, with Pastor Rick Haworth officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery, Monroe. A visitation will be held Wednesday from 10:00 am, until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Peter’s name.
Wesley D. Brown age 69 of Monroe, died Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Agrace Hospice in Madison. He was born on April 5, 1945 in Dixon, Illinois; the son of Robert and Evelyn ( McNeil ) Brown. He graduated from Leaf River High School and received his B.S. from the U. W. Platteville. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam Era for over 3 years. Wesley married Brenda Peterson on May 2, 1981 in Rockford, IL. Wesley was a computer application engineer. He enjoyed woodworking, animals, car shows and tractor pulls.
He is survived by his mother, Evelyn Brown of Monroe; a son, Brandon Brown of Green Bay; a daughter, Sara Brown of Green Bay; 5 sisters: Linda (Dan) Duncan of Davis, IL, Brenda (Vance) Miller of Monroe, Dana (Tom Mulford) Hanson of Middleton, Renee (Ron) Alexander of Alexandria, VA and Denise (Dennis) Becker of Winnebago, IL; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert and step-son, Jason Peterson.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Shriner Hager Gohlke funeral home, with Pastor Jesse Larson officiating. A visitation will be held from 1:00 pm until the time of service. Burial will be in Lightsville Cemetery in Lightsville, Illinois.
M. Eileen Crotty age 91 of Monroe, died on, Tuesday April 15, 2014 at the Monroe Manor Nursing Home. She was born on March 10, 1923, in Gratiot, the daughter of Robert and Mae (Ayers) Eckerman. She married, Francis Crotty, June 26, 1947, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, in Gratiot. They farmed in the South Wayne area from 1947 until 1977. She worked at the Squeeze Inn before moving to Monroe in 1993. She was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish and the Monroe Women of the Moose Chapter 599. Eileen enjoyed playing cards.
Eileen is survived by her daughter, Karen (Carl) Anderson of Monroe; grandsons, Robert Anderson, Westchester, IL, Eric (Pam) Anderson, Monroe; granddaughter, Heidi (Brett) Lucey, Madison, WI; great-grandchildren Carly Anderson, Brandi Anderson, Cameron Lucey, and Danielle Lucey; step-great-grandchildren, Hanna and Gunnar Euler; sister-in-law, Ethel Eckerman; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim and JoAnn Crotty, Art and Betty Blum, Joan and Ray Figi, Roy Figi, Polly and Bernard Whalen, Dorothy Meyers, Roger and Jean Zimmerman, and Jane Crotty; also several nieces and nephews.
Eileen is predeceased by her husband, Francis Crotty, her parents, sister and brother-in-law Margie (Ralph) Homb, brother and sister-in-law, Robert (Shirley) Eckerman, brother, Donald Eckerman, sister and brother-in-law, Anna Mae (Robert) Mc Donald, sister-in-law, Theresa Figi, brothers-in-law, John Crotty and Dale Meyers, and nephew, Kevin Crotty.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Clare of Assisi Parish, St Victor Church with Fr. Larry Bakke celebrating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Gratiot. Visitation will be Sunday, from 4-7 p.m. at Shriner Hager Gohlke funeral home. A memorial fund is being established in Eileen’s memory.
Joyce E. Fritsch age 82, of Monroe, passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014 at her home. Joyce was born on January 20, 1932 in Freeport, IL, the daughter of Ralph and Eileen (Sack) Quies. Joyce married Oscar Fritsch on November 10, 1951 in Rockford, IL.
Joyce worked at Micro Switch, Freeport, IL, from 1951-1967. In 1967 Joyce was co-owner of the popular “Donut Shop” in Monroe. After the Donut Shop she worked as bookkeeper for Citizen’s Loan & Finance, Cuna Credit Union, and then Century-21 Zwgart Real Estate, retiring from Century 21 in the late 1990’s.
Joyce was a former member of Monroe Ladies of the Moose Lodge. She enjoyed singing with the “Sweet Adeline’s”, bowling, boating, gardening, reading and cooking and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her son, Eugene (Heidi) Quies of Fort Atkinson, daughter, Linda “Alex” (Daniel) McIlvanie of Rock City, IL; 12 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren; sister, Carol (Jerry) Larson of Cedar Rapids, IA; and numerous nephews and nieces.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Oscar in 1988; a sister, Delores Sager; daughters, Betty McKillip and Anna Fritsch and 4 children in infancy.
Cremation services were accorded to her wishes. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr., in Monroe, WI, with Pastor Randy Nicholas officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Monroe.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 P.M. until time of service at the funeral home.
The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation for the care given to Joyce by the staff of Monroe Clinic Hospice.
Frieda C. Indergand
Our Heavenly Father welcomed home Frieda C. Indergand, age 80 of Monroe on April 16, 2014 where she joined her late husband, Kenny Indergand, on their 59th wedding anniversary. She was born on November 19, 1933 at Greenwood, WI; the daughter of John and Charlotte (Hediger) Kampfer. She graduated from South Wayne High School. Frieda first married Casper Nybroten Jr. in 1951, he died in 1954; she then married Kenneth Indergand on April 16, 1955. She enjoyed reminiscing about her days at the Chocolate Shop, Frito Lay, Sentry Food store, and Huffman Dry Cleaning. She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, she enjoyed traveling, quilting and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is survived by her son, Steve (Anik) Nybroten of White Salem, WA; two daughters, Connie (Dennis) Dregne of Janesville and Cindy (Steve) Vogel of Monroe; 2 brothers: Hans (Doris) Kampfer of Monroe and James (Virgina Leuzinger) Kampfer of Monroe; 3 sisters: Rosemary (Clarence) Schmidt of Glenco, MN, Marguerite (Robert) Stoehr of Monticello and Ruth (John) Wells of Monticello; 10 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and 5 step great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, brother, Calvin.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Shriner Hager Gohlke funeral home, with Reverend Todd Hackman officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. A visitation will be held Tuesday, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. A memorial fund is being established in Frieda’s memory.
Dorothy M. Firkins age 97 of Monroe, formerly of Belvidere and Genoa, Il area, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Monroe Manor. She was born on august 22, 1916 in Sycamore, Illinois; the daughter of James and Lena (Tischler) Holmes. She graduated from Marengo, IL High School . Dorothy married Carlyle Firkins on December 28, 1937 in Genoa, IL. Dorothy and Carlyle moved to Monroe area in 1969. She worked at Monroe Hospital in the housekeeping department for many years. She belonged to the Monroe United Methodist Church, she was a member of the Women of the Moose, chapter #599, she enjoyed playing cards, cooking, going out with her friends and spending time with her family.
She is survived by 3 daughters: Patricia (Bill) Paulson of Rockford, IL, Susan (Gary) Pinne of South Bend, IN and Carla (Keith) Walker of Brighton, MI; 7 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a daughter, Sharon Firkins.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 O’clock Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Shriner Hager Gohlke funeral home with Rev. Randy Booth officiating. Burial will be in Greewood cemetery. A visitation will be held from 10:00 am, until the time of service. A memorial fund will be established.
Jakob Schulthess, Sr. age 87, of Monroe, Wisconsin, formerly of the Woodford and Browntown area, died on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the New Glarus Home. He was born on August 28, 1926 in Busswill, bei Melchnau, Switzerland, the son of Jakob and Lina (Zullig) Schulthess.
Jakob and Theresia Mundwiller were married in 1948; he later married Colleen Pederson on September 6, 1975 at St. John’s United Church of Christ.
Jakob served in the Swiss Army and worked for the railroad in Basel, Switzerland before venturing to America with his young family in June 8, 1954 to farm with his uncle in the Woodford area. He later purchased his own dairy farm in the Woodford area and worked daily at the Swiss Colony Cheese and later as lead baker and Supervisor for the Swiss Colony Bakery, retiring in 1988.
Jakob was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ and the Coon Hunters Association.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman: hunting, deer, antelope, buffalo, coon, coyote, but his biggest and most memorable hunt was when he went to Canada to hunt Moose and landed a huge Moose which he was so proud of. Jakob also had a passion for Coon Hunting which he received many awards competing in competition hunts traveling to different states to compete.
Jakob enjoyed finding a fixer up house, and remodeling them. After retirement he had one last venture, he moved from the Browntown area, purchasing the Badger Motel in Shullsburg with his wife Colleen in 2003, which they operated and enjoyed very much until health issues took them back to Monroe.
He is survived by his wife, Colleen Schulthess of Monroe, daughters, Sybil (Doug) Traverso of Yuba City, CA; Ursula (John) Meier of Juda; step-daughters, Chris (Bruce) Schoen of Beloit, Jeff (Debbie) Yaun of Monticello, Carolyn (Dave Kundert) Pederson of New Glarus; 9 grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; 7-step-great-grandchildren, sister, Berthy Geugel of Arbon, Switzerland. He is predeceased by his parents, son, Jakob Schulthess Jr. in 2007, son, John, in infancy, brother, Otto; and a step brother & sister.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Shriner-Hager-
Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr., and 18th Avenue in Monroe with Rev. Tiff Bates
officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Monroe.
Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Monroe Clinic Hospice or the New Glarus Home. A special thanks to the staff at the New Glarus Home and to the Monroe Clinic Hospice for all their support and help through this difficult time.