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Marvin Walter Thoman
age 84, of Monticello, WI, passed away on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Marvin was born on June 28, 1931 at home, in Washington Township, Monticello, to Walter and Rose (Baertschi) Thoman. Marvin attended Purcell School and married Gloria Zimmerman on November 26, 1950 at the Washington Reformation UCC Church in rural Monticello.
Marvin dairy farmed all of his life, beginning at home. When he was 14, he went to work for neighbors. He and Gloria then farmed together in rural Monticello. He farmed at his present farm, Lone Pine Dairy, for 54 years. Marvin loved visiting with family and friends. He enjoyed talking about farming and was very involved in all aspects of the farming operation. He also enjoyed driving the gator around with Gloria to survey the crops and cattle and to marvel at the farming operation they built together. He looked forward to day trips to “get parts” and events at the Apparitions’ Club House. Marvin was an active, life-long member of the Washington Church, singing and joking in the choir and in the past, serving on Consistory and the building committees. He was a member of the NFO and enjoyed his years with the Green County Harmony Chorus. Marvin touched many lives as was evidenced by the number of visitors he received in the last few months. Marvin’s friendly and outspoken personality will be missed by all. Marvin is survived by his wife of 65 years, Gloria, two sons, two daughters, 13 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren: Wayne (Pam Flannery) Thoman, Rachel (Jon) Rufer – Jacy and Evan, Hillary (Dennis) Wood – Kaylea, Corrina (Josh) Homulos – Claira, Jerry Flannery; Kathy (John) Reeter, Matthew (Heidi) Reeter – Reese and Rhett, Nicholas (Alyssa) Reeter – Naiya and Judson, Andrew (Angela Rosc) Reeter, Jennifer (Nick Holmes) Reeter; Guy (Wendi) Thoman, Heather Thoman (Brad Hamlin) – Kinlee and Kayah, Adam Thoman, Haylee (Tom) Pendell; and Janis (Ron) Roesslein, Maegan Roesslein – Ava, and Maeci Roesslein; siblings: June Gruenberg, Allen (Shirley) Thoman, Glorianne (Robert) Rufenacht, Dennis (Linda) Thoman, Linda (Dave) Klemm. And, also many extended family, including Evelyn Thoman and Bradley Voegeli. Marvin was preceded in death by a grandson, Wade Thoman and his parents, Walter and Rose, his sister Pauline (Ernest) Krahenbuhl and his brother Donald (Marie) Thoman, and brother-in-law, Paul Gruenberg.
The family wishes to thank all of the wonderful staff they and Marvin encountered on this journey including staff from: The Monroe Clinic, Wisconsin Heart, The Monroe Manor, The UW Hospital, Select Specialty Hospital, and Agrace Hospice. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the many visitors he received, Pastor Mary and Urs Gafner, Dr. Mark Gedden, and the Washington Church family.
Visitation will be held on Friday, April 15, 2016 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home, 1455 Mansion Drive, Monroe, WI. A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2016, with a visitation at 10 a.m. and services at 11:00 a.m. at Washington Church, N6026 Church Road, Monticello, WI, with Pastor Mary Gafner officiating with burial at the Washington Church Cemetery. The family will meet friends at the Apparitions’ Club House from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. A memorial fund has been established in Marvin’s name.
“He was the only one I ever wanted.” – Gloria
Allen J. Schroeder
age 77, of Monroe, died Saturday, April 16, 2016 at his home. He was born on March 18, 1939 in Dubuque, Iowa, the son of Ervin and Sylvia (Link) Schroeder. He was a graduate of Balltown School, Balltown, Iowa. Allen served in the National Guard for 6 years. He worked at Pleasant View Nursing Home for 31 years. Living in Monroe for 37 years, he was a member of St. Victor Catholic Church, and the Zilmer Riley American Legion Post #84. Allen loved to travel and was an avid Packers and Cubs fan.
He is survived by his special friend, Dorothy Holloway of Monroe; brother, Ronald Schroeder of Dubuque, Iowa; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents,
A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church, with Fr. Bill Nolan as Celebrant. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque, Iowa. A visitation will be held Wednesday from 9:00 am until the time of service, at the church. A memorial fund will be established in Allen’s name. Shriner Hager Gohlke funeral home is assisting the family.
M. Joann (Grewell) Huber
age 84, of Monroe, passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born on January 19, 1932 in Fort Dodge Iowa, the daughter of Valentine and Anna (Fritz) Grewell.
Joann and Fredrick Huber were married on September 26, 1953 in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Joann worked as a Laboratory Technician in various hospitals for 30 years. She was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victors Catholic Church, and was a volunteer with Monroe Clinic Hospice. Reluctantly she leaves behind seven adult children and their spouses: Margaret (Dan Pickett) Huber of Monroe; M. Cathy (Peter Steil) Huber-Steil of Fitchburg; Michael (Joann) Huber of Mt. Prospect, IL; John (Christie) Huber of Woodland Park, CO; Carol (Robert) Driver of Monroe; Susan (Mark) Provenzano of Monona; Karen (Richard) Farris of Eden Prairie, MN. She also leaves behind 28 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and one on the way. She was preceded in death by her parents and grandson, Michael Allen. Memorial services will be held at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Mick Moon celebrant. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the church. Those who knew Joann and family need no life story. Just this - Please remember that she was a happy woman, who, forever, will love and watch over her family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Joann’s name to Monroe Clinic Hospice, St. Judes Children’s Hospital or American Cancer Society.
Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family.
Eugene E. “Woody” Lincicum
age 64, of Monroe, WI, formally of South Wayne, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. He was born at St. Clare Hospital in Monroe, WI on May 8, 1951. He was the son of Francis and Florence (Harvey) Lincicum. He attended Blaisdell Grade School in South Wayne and graduated from Black Hawk High School in South Wayne in 1969. He farmed on the home farm until 1986.
He is survived by four children, Tara (Andrew) Rocheleau of Monroe, Wi., Donna (John) Trolinger of Monroe, WI., Joseph Lincicum of Monticello, WI., and Ashley (Damon) Widmer of Argyle, WI.; two sisters, Betty (John) Daehlin of Monroe, WI., Shirley (Ronald) Duchow of Stockton, IL.; two brothers, Robert (Jeanette) Lincicum of Freeport, IL., Gregory (Kathy) Lincicum of Juda, WI.; and seven grandchildren, Dylan and Kennedy Scace, Braedan Lincicum and Carter Trolinger and Kadence, Tessa, and Parker Widmer.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Richard “Hoot” Lincicum and James Lincicum.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 25, 2016 at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr., and 18th Ave., in Monroe, with Pastor Dan Bohlman officiating. Burial will follow in LaDue Cemetery, rural South Wayne.
Visitation will be Sunday, April 24rd from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home
Reverend Michael Emil Klarer
was born in Monroe on June 23, 1953. He was the son of Emil and Marcella (Kammerude) Klarer. His Grandparents were Peter and Mary (Kainz) Kammerude of Blanchardville and Christian and Kathryn (Feubli) Klarer (both immigrants from Switzerland). He died on April 24, 2016 of complications from cancer caused by his military service in the First Gulf War in Kuwait.
He was a student at St. Victor Grade School, Monroe High School and a 1971 graduate of Holy Name Seminary High School in Madison. He attended Edgewood College and St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota where he graduated with a BA in Religious Education in 1975. He received his Master of Divinity Degree in 1989. He continued his studies at The School of Divinity at St. John’s University. He was ordained a priest of the Madison Diocese on June 1, 1979 by the Most Reverend Cletus F. O’Donnell, second Bishop of Madison.
Fr. Klarer was assigned associate pastor at St. Aloysius Parish in Sauk City, Wisconsin from 1979 to 1986. He was then assigned as associate pastor at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Madison from 1986 to 1989. From 1985 to 1990 he served on the board of directors of National Marriage Encounter and from 1988 to 1990 was the National Executive Clergy of National Marriage Encounter.
On May 10, 1989 Fr. Klarer was commissioned a Lieutenant in the United States Navy Chaplain Corps. He served with the Fifth Marine Regiment, First Marine Division at Camp Pendleton, California from 1989 to 1992. He served as the Regimental Chaplain of 5th Marine Regiment Ground Combat in Operation Desert Storm where he participated in Combat Operation in Kuwait. He was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal and the Combat Action Ribbon for service during the war. He participated with the Regiment in Operation Sea Angel in Bangladesh in May of 1991 and was awarded the humanitarian Service Medal and the Navy Unit Commendation Medal. He then was transferred to Naval District Washington D.C, as the Catholic Pastor of the Naval District also serving as the Chaplain to the Navy Ceremonial Guard Unit. He conducted full honor funerals at Arlington National Cemetery and participated in many events at the White House and the Navy Memorial. In 1992 he conducted the memorial service commemorating the battle of Midway and in 1995 he conducted the 50th anniversary memorial service for Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. USN for the Kennedy family. He was promoted to Lieutenant Commander in September 1995 and received the Meritorious Service Medal. In 1995 he was assigned to graduate studies at United States International University in San Diego. He earned a MA in Marriage and Family Therapy in 1997. He was assigned as staff chaplain at Naval Medical Center San Diego (Balboa Hospital) in 1996. He was chaplain to the critical care units and the Navy HIV program. He also practiced clinical therapy as an assistant therapist at Balboa Hospital.
In 1999 he was reassigned as a staff chaplain at Naval Station San Diego on the staff of the Regional Chaplain. Fr. Klarer coordinated the Catholic Programs of the Navy for a three state region and served on the coordinating board of that region. He left active duty in May of 2002 after having served 13 years. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal (x3), the Combat Action Ribbon, the Joint Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Unit Commendation Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal (x2), the Oversees Service Medal, the Saudi and Kuwait Service Medals, and the Cold War Service Medal. He continued his service in the Navy Reserves. He was honorably discharged at the rank of Commander in the Navy Reserves. He was a disabled Veteran.
On June 12, 2002 he was assigned as Pastor of his home parish of St. Victor in Monroe where he was baptized on July 25, 1953 and had celebrated his first Mass on June 3, 1979. He was proud of his alma mater and an enthusiastic supporter of St. Victor Grade School where he graduated in 1967 and his mother was head of the hot lunch program for 30 years.
He was a member of the board of directors of the Apostolate to the Handicapped, a founding member of the Madison Diocesan Choir, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, the Turner Hall Board of Directors, Chaplain to the Monroe Fire Department, the Monroe Swiss Singers, the New World Swiss Club, the Green County Historical Society, the Monroe Theatre Guild and the President of the Board of Directors of Turner Hall, Inc.
He was an avid American History enthusiast and an expert in his own family history. He truly loved the Catholic liturgy and liturgical music.
He was a gifted preacher. Fr. Mike grew up across the street from his beloved St. Victor Church. He was most proud of the people of his parish who worked so hard to renovate their complex; especially with the installation of the Matthew Ronald Buholzer Memorial Pipe Organ. This also fulfilled a childhood dream of restoring a pipe organ to his home Church.
Survivors include, a brother Patrick (Mary Alice Harris) of Verona, two sisters, Mary Kay Logemann of Platteville and Ellen (Mike) Malkow of Monroe, nephews and nieces Jonathan (Sarah) and Teresa Logemann and Jennifer (fiancé Kyle Thorp) and Christopher Malkow. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents and also his brother-in-law Carl Logemann. Others survivors include brother priests (many who he has known since his teenage years and are like brothers) and his parishioners and other friends from across the country.
He wished to especially remember Fr. Kent Schmitt, Thomas Schilt, Fr. Bill Seipp, Fr. Steve Kortendick, Fr. Mike Resop, Fr. Jason Hesseling, Fr. Gary Krahenbuhl, Msgr. Larry Bakke, Allen Beadle, Joe Peters, Charles McLimans, Dr. Richard Merrion, Peter Minucci, Cindy Blanc, Julie and Don Zimmerman, Kevin Laufenberg, Diane Morrissey as well as the amazing medical team at the VA hospital in Madison, WI.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 29th at 11:00 am at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church, 1760 14th St., Monroe, WI with Most Reverend Robert Morlino, Bishop of Madison. Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 28th from 4:00 until 8:00 pm, and on Friday from 9:30 am until time of service. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, followed by lunch at The Mansion, 1417 Mansion Drive, Monroe.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be addressed to St. Clare of Assisi Parish, St. Victor School, or to the Fr. Mike Klarer scholarship fund for St. Victor School students. The Shriner, Hager, Gohlke Funeral Home of Monroe is coordinating arrangements.
age 92, South Wayne, passed away on April 24, 2016 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. William Frederick Haldiman was born on January 1, 1924 near Monroe, WI to his parents, Walter and Elsie (Stucki) Haldiman. He was born at home during a blizzard while his father left with a horse and sleigh to pick up the doctor. He worked hard on the family farm while attending Franklin School in rural Monroe. On August 31, 1948 he married the love of his life, Charlotte Matzke, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA and they settled near South Wayne where his family purchased the farm known as the Ervin Johnson homestead. For several years he was the branch manager of FS in South Wayne and later Fritz and Charlotte farmed with his brother Roy, for 40 + years. He also served as the Town Clerk for the Town of Wayne for 20 years. His son, Terry, bought the farm in 1994. Fritz was very proud that his grandson, Dan, purchased the farm in 2013 and operates it now with his two young sons who are the 5th generation working on the farm that he and Roy loved so much. Fritz loved his country, his farm and most of all, his family. Fritz looked forward to visits from his grandchildren and great-grandchildren in his later years, telling them stories of his younger days.
Fritz loved the game of baseball and pitched for several Home Talent teams in the area, beginning his baseball career in Monticello. He was chosen to play in a game at Wrigley Field to showcase the midwest’s best young athletes that was coached by Ty Cobb and Honus Wagner. At age 22, he was offered a minor-league contract with the Chicago Cubs but chose to marry his beloved Charlotte instead. He was instrumental in starting the Wiota franchise of the Home Talent League in the late 1950’s. He managed the team and played, as did his two sons, his son-in-law, his 4 grandsons and his grandson-in-law. Baseball on Sunday in Wiota was…..and still is a family affair! Fritz was an avid golfer and Brewer fan all of his days watching every game on TV with Charlotte who learned to love the game, as well. He was also a big fan of the WI Badgers and the Green Bay Packers.
Fritz is survived by his children, Terry (Nola) Haldiman, South Wayne, Tim (Jane) Haldiman, Waterloo, WI, and Patty (Steve) Tuescher, Darlington, his brother, Roy Haldiman, South Wayne and sister, Nancy (Bob) Davidson, Murrietta, CA., He is also survived by 6 grandchildren, Jason, Dan (Jaqui) Haldiman & Krista (Dave Powell) Haldiman, Trent (Chrissy) Haldiman, Kim (Tim) Lancaster and Kory (Dani) Tuescher and 10 great-grandchildren, Anna, Keira and Kendra Haldiman, Dylan and Brett Haldiman, Broderick Powell, Gia Haldiman, Lexi and Rylie Lancaster and Quincy Tuescher. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Charlotte on March 29, 2016, his sister, Ruth Legler, and two great-grandchildren Carly and Zachary Haldiman.
Funeral services will be Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Wiota Lutheran Church, with Pastor Kevin Cernek officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, in South Wayne. Visitation will be Friday, April 29th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.at the Wiota Lutheran Church, in Wiota, WI. Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family.
Dale John Belke
age 66, of Brodhead, passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born on November 3, 1949 in Monroe, the son of Raymond and Gladys (Barnwell) Belke.
Dale served in the Vietnam War from November 11, 1969 – December 12, 1970 earning two Purple Hearts, three Bronze Stars with V for Valor, and 3 Army Commendation Medals. He graduated from Whitewater Business College in 1976. He was employed with the State of Wisconsin as a Veteran Employment Representative for 35 years, retiring in 2011. Dale and Linda Hawkinson were married on June 15, 2013 at Nelson Dewey Sate Park, at Cassville, WI. Dale was a member of the Chapter 3 WI Vietnam Vets. Dale was also known as “Gator Man”, he enjoyed hunting, camping, kayaking & canoeing, loved music & nature. He is survived by his wife, Linda Belke of Brodhead, son, Greg (Tracy) Hawkinson of Monroe; granddaughter, Alaina M. Hawkinson; brothers, David (Ruth) Belke, Jim (Jean) Belke both of Monroe, and Thomas (Chris Riechers) Belke of Port Charlotte, FL. He is predeceased by parents, and brother, John S. Belke. Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 29, 2016 at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home with Pastor Mary Gafner officiating. Burial will be at Rose Cemetery in Mauston, WI, at a later date. Visitation will be Friday, April 29th from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
Harold R. Grindey
age 78, of Orangeville, IL, passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Manor Court Nursing Home in Freeport, IL. He was born on March 12, 1938 in Freeport, IL; the son of Raymond and Nellie (Abraham) Grindey. He graduated from Orangeville High School in 1956 and was active in the FFA.
Harold and Jeanette Leitzinger were married on August 26, 1967 at Centenary United Methodist Church in Shullsburg. Harold along with his wife Jeanette, dairy farmed in the Orangeville area, he also worked for Lugano Cheese Company and drove milk truck. He enjoyed field work, going to toy tractor shows, driving his antique Oliver Row Crop 77 in parades and on tractor drives. He enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren participate in their hobbies and sports; especially watching them exhibit at cattle shows. He was a member of the Orangeville United Methodist Church, serving as trustee, Orangeville FFA Alumni, National Guard, and a member of the Stephenson County Farm Bureau. He is survived by his wife, Jeanette of Orangeville, daughters, Lisa (Curt) Oellerich of Lena, Susan Grindey (Richard Barry) of Juda, Kristi (Brian) Dinderman of Orangeville, grandchildren, Jordon Oellerich, Alaina, Amery and Aidan Dinderman. He was preceded in death by his parents, in-laws, John and Alberta Leitzinger, and infant son, Allan. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Orangeville United Methodist Church, 111 S. East Street, Orangeville, IL; with Pastor Jim Ketzel officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Monroe, WI. Visitation will be Monday, May 2nd, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Orangeville United Methodist Church. Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family
David A. Bowman
age 73 of Monroe, died Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. He was born on January 30, 1943 in Monroe, the son of Salmer and Tena (Peterson) Bowman Sr. He graduated from Monroe High School. His first job was at Apple Grove Cheese factory and then he went to work for Bruni Miller and Kuhne Lumber, he also owned and operated David A. Bowman builders. David was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, The Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge # 754.
He is survived by his son, Steve (Sue) Bowman of Onalaska, WI; 3 daughters: Darci Ann Bowman of Monroe, Dawn (Mike) Kollatz of Albany, and Shari Guth of Monroe; 8 grandchildren; a brother, Stanley (Madelyn) Bowman of Monticello; sisters: Donna (Donald) Ott of Verona, and Deanne (Dean) Signer of Monroe; brother-in-law, Willis Kolden. He was preceded in death by his parents, sons: Heath Bowman and a son in infancy; a brother, Salmer Bowman Jr.; sister, Coleen Kolden.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, May 7, 2016 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, with Pastor John Tabaka officiating. A visitation will take place from 4:00 to 7:00 pm Friday, May 6, 2016 at the funeral home, with a Moose service at 7:00 pm. Memorials may be given in David’s name to the Moose Lodge or Grace Lutheran Church.
age 81, of Twin Grove, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at her home. She was born on July 6, 1934, the daughter of John and Frieda (Schmoker) Klossner, and attended New Glarus High School
Olga and Ralph Colden were married on December 20, 1952 at the Swiss Evangelical & Reformed Church in New Glarus. She drove School Bus, worked for Structo Corporation, and later she was a licensed, in home, day care provider in Monroe for many years. She was a member of the Monroe United Methodist Church and Women of the Moose Lodge #599. She enjoyed embroidery, crocheting, playing cards, music, dancing; but her biggest joy was spending time with her family. She was very proud of her Swiss heritage. She is survived by her children: Steven (Julie) Colden of Spring Green, Kenneth (Cathy Johnsen) Colden of New Glarus, Gregory (JoAnn) Colden of Monroe, and Diana (Paul) Reigle of Twin Grove; sister-in-law, Harriet Klossner of New Glarus; 8 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; and special friend, Rodney Zimmerman. She is predeceased by her parents; husband, Ralph; brother, John Robert Klossner, sister, Nellie Fuchs, and 1 great-grandson, Daniel Colden. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Monroe United Methodist Church 2227 4th Street, in Monroe, with Pastor Vicki Brantmeyer officiating. Burial will follow in Swiss Church Cemetery in New Glarus. Visitation will be Monday, May 9th, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Methodist Church. Women of the Moose service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 9th. Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family.
Margaret B. Hartwig
age 89, of Monroe, died on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born on November 6, 1926 in Wiota Township, the daughter of Emil and Bertha (Wiedman) Stoller. Margaret graduated from Monroe High School in 1944.
Margaret and Frederick Hartwig were married on January 28, 1945 in Monroe. She farmed along with her husband on the family farm. She was a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses and enjoyed flowers and gardening. She is survived by her husband, Frederick of Monroe, children: Lonna (Fred) Hefty of San Diego, CA; Cynthia (Gary) Gerber of Winslow, IL, Peggy (Gene) Boeck of Albany, WI, FredRick (Cheryl) Hartwig of Browntown, Richard Hartwig of Monroe; 10 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson.. She was predeceased by her parents, daughter, LuAnn and granddaughter, Toni Boeck. Memorial services will be Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall N3073 State Highway 59, Monroe, with Phil Stephenson officiating. Visitation will be May 11th, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at Kingdom Hall. Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family
Dalen G. Friedrichs
age 80 of Janesville, formerly of Monroe, died Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Our House Memory Care in Janesville. He was born on March 22, 1935 in Freeport, Illinois; the son of Fred and Alice (Frehner) Friedrichs. He graduated from Monroe High school in 1953. He served 2 years in the Navy. Dalen and Leona M. Johnson were married on October 6, 1956 in Monroe. Dalen worked as an Electrician for several companies. He belonged to Grace Lutheran Church and Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge #754. He was active in Boy Scouts and a leader for many years. His hobbies included bowling and golfing.
He is survived by his children: David (Laura) Friedrichs of Madison, 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; brother, Delmer Friedrichs of Stoughton, WI; sisters-in-laws: Nancy Friedrichs of Monroe, and Shirley Friedrichs of Orangeville. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, 4 brothers: Walter, Milo, Milton and Vernon; sisters-in-law, Frances Friedrichs and Bernice Friedrichs.
Memorial service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Grace Lutheran Church, with Pastor John Tabaka officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. A visitation will be held Saturday from 10:00 am until the time of service, at the church. SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research: Donations can be made online by going to www.michaeljfox.org/tribute. Search Dalen’s name to make a donation.
age 91, of Monroe, died peacefully at her home on Wednesday, May 11, 2016.
Ruth was born on June 26, 1924 in Indianola, IA; the daughter of Violet (Stauffacher) Wilkinson. She graduated from Monroe High School in 1942; and married Bernard Gibbons on Sept. 4, 1943. Bernard & Ruth owned/operated Gibbons Fifth Avenue Cleaners; which was destroyed, along with their home, in the 1965 Palm Sunday tornado. Ruth was also employed, during her lifetime in Monroe, by United Telephone Company, Swiss Colony, and Monroe Clinic. She was a past president of St. Victor's Altar Society, VFW Auxiliary, and American Legion Auxiliary. She also served as secretary on the Monroe School Board. She is survived by her six children: Greg (Mary) Gibbons of Oshkosh; Debbie Haeft of Evansville; Jeff (Jane) Gibbons of Albany; Jennifer (Bob) Duxstad of Monroe; Peggy Frint of Monroe; Joe (Kelly) Gibbons of Moore, OK; 17 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and a brother Keith (Ann) Wilkinson of Ashborn,VA. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 72 years Bernard; her parents; a daughter, Sharon Kay; grandchildren Shari Lynn Popanz, Colleen (Gibbons) Daugherty, Anthony Gibbons; and Aunt Dorothy (Bill) Cullen. Special thanks to Monroe Clinic Hospice and all her amazing caregivers. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor's Church with Monsignor Larry Bakke celebrant. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, May 13th, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home, 1455 Mansion Dr., and 18th Ave.in Monroe. A luncheon at American Legion will follow internment at Calvary Cemetery in Monroe. We will miss you so much Mom, but will find joy & peace knowing Dad & you are together again with God and our young ones in heaven. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Monroe Clinic/Hospital Hospice Home, 515 22nd Ave. Monroe, WI 53566; Colleen Gibbons Daughtery Nursing Scholarship Fund, C/O Oshkosh Area Community Foundation, 230 Ohio Street, Suite 100, Oshkosh, WI., 54904.
Nancy A. Friedrichs
age 78, of Monroe, died on Friday, May 13, 2016 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born on November 29, 1937 at the Deacon Hospital in Monroe, the daughter of William and Jesse (Cole) Whipple and attended Monroe School.
Nancy and Vernon Friedrichs were married on July 7, 1956 in Monroe. Nancy worked for the Albany Schools, as a cook, for 30 years, she later was a part-time custodian for Albany Schools and Albany Post Office. She is a member of the Monroe United Methodist Church. She is survived by her children: Joyce Moser of Freeport, IL, Lorna (Ed) Peters of Westminister, CO, Rex (Mary) Friedrichs of Edgerton, Curtis (Penny) Friedrichs of Albany, Marlea (Mark) Johnson of Browntown; brother, Arthur (Letha) Whipple of Monroe; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Vernon, sister, Evonne Cullen. Funeral service will be Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Monroe United Methodist Church with Pastor Randy Booth officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, May 16th, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home in Monroe. A memorial fund is being established in Nancy’s memory.
Arlene M. Huffman
age 87 of Monroe, died Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Monroe Clinic Hospital, surrounded by her family. She was born on September 29, 1928 in Monroe, the daughter of Ralph and Rose (Herrli) Wells. She attended Pleasant Valley School. Arlene married Edwin Robert Huffman on May 9, 1948 at Grace Lutheran Church in Monroe. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, American Legion Auxiliary, VFW Auxiliary, Women of the Moose, chapter #599, the Historic Cheese Center, and the Republican Party of Green County. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, watching the birds, spending time at the family farm watching the horses, reading and cross word puzzles, but most of all, visits with her grandchildren.
She is survived by 3 children: Sharon (John) Teasdale of Monticello, Bob (Denise) Huffman and Rick (Patty) Huffman both of Monroe; a brother, John (Ruth) Wells of Monticello; and a sister, Betty (Vernon) Brandenburg of Arbor Vitae, WI; 11 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters: Shirley Grenzow and Ruth Juenemann; and a brother, R. Lavern Wells.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor John Tabaka and Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. A visitation will be held Tuesday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home.
Douglas Terry Lerch
age 76, of Albany, went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 16, 2016 at Agrace Hospice Center in Janesville.
He was born to Arvin, “Abe” Sr. and Margaret (Tiedt) Lerch on July 30, 1939 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.
When he was 4 years old, he moved to Chicago where he attended elementary school and Lakeview High School.
He returned to the Beaver Dam area where he worked on construction for the Lorenz Construction Co.
He was a member of the 84th Army Reserve in Beaver Dam, WI, where he served for 6 years.
Douglas and Vivian Pernot were united in marriage in St. Patrick Catholic Church in Albany, WI on June 19, 1965.
He started work at GM in Janesville on September 13, 1965 and retired in August 2000.
He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and former member of Albany Fire Department and Albany EMS.
In his retirement years, he drove school bus for C & L Transportation, Brodhead, Verona Bus Service, Monroe, First Student Bus Service, Monroe and Kobussen Bus Company Albany.
Douglas is survived by his daughter, Rochelle (Dan) Cashman, of Albany, sons, Shawn (Lisa) Lerch, of Raton, NM and Dean Lerch of Albany.
He is also survived by his grandchildren, Tyler VanDusen and Natalie Cashman, and his step-grandchildren Lindsay and Seth Cashman, brothers, Arvin (Karen) Lerch, Lakewood, CO, Mickey (Shelby) Gotter of Chicago, IL; sisters, Lois Sharp, Indianapolis, IN, Judy Hamby, Chicago IL, Reinette (Gerry) Schmidt, Addison, IL, and Laura (Al) Grey, DeLalb, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Vivian, sister, Linda, and brother, Jeff.
Douglas was a servant of the Lord in any situation that was presented to him.
A visitation will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 410 E. State St. Albany, Wisconsin on Friday, May 20th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 21st at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, in Albany, with Fr. Michael Moon celebrant. Burial will be in the St. Patrick Cemetery following the service.
Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home, Monroe is assisting the family.
Joyce Marie Abbott
age 86, of Monroe, died on Sunday, May 15, 2016, at St. Clare Friedensheim in Monroe. She was born on August 7, 1929 in Rockford, IL, the daughter of John and Stella M. (Dietmeier) Abels. She graduated from Winslow High School in 1947.
Joyce and William Abbott were married at the First Methodist Church in Freeport. She worked as office help for several companies in Freeport and later at St. Vincent DePaul in Monroe. Joyce was a member of Monroe United Methodist Church. She is survived by her brother, Ted Abels of Monroe. She is predeceased by her parents, husband, William, and sister-in-law, Retta Abels. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, 11:00 am, May 24, 2016 at Grandview Cemetery in Freeport, IL.
Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family.
Joyce E. Lisser
age 84 of Albany, died Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Monroe Clinic Hospital. She was born on April 11, 1932 in Brooklyn, WI, the daughter of Jesse and Hazel (Smith) Lloyd. She graduated from Brooklyn High School. Joyce married Elmer H. Lisser on December 6, 1952 in Dubuque, Iowa. She worked as a nurse’s Aid, a telephone operator, a waitress and then she worked in housekeeping for 10 years at preferred living and 20 years at Riverview apartments in Albany. She enjoyed flowers and feeding the birds, especially the humming birds. She enjoyed her cats, Snowball and Cookie.
She is survived by her children: Gail Stout and Vicky (Curtis) Hatlevig, both of Antwerp, OH, Debra (Fiancee’ David) Lisser of Montello, WI, Cheryl (Perry) Graber of Monticello, Robert (Cheryl) Lisser of Albany and Martha (Steve) Lisser of Albany; brother, Kenneth (Roberta) Lloyd of Brooklyn; sisters: Ruth Hall of Spring Green, WI and Roberta Hartwig of Monroe; 25 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Matt; 2 grandchildren, Ryan Hatlevig and Sherry Rank Jarosz; 3 brothers: Roger and 2 in infancy; 2 sisters: Joanne Nelson and Loretta Lisser.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, with Pastor Randy Booth officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Albany. A visitation will be Thursday, May 26, from 10:00 am until the time of service.
Frieda K. Siedschlag
age 90, of Monroe, died peacefully, on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at Pleasant View Nursing Home, surrounded by her children. Frieda was born in Monroe, on February 24, 1926, the daughter of Casper and Elsie Durtschi.
Frieda and Lloyd G. Siedschlag were married on August 24, 1950 at St. John’s United Church of Christ. She worked at The Monroe Clinic Hospital for 20 years.
Frieda was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ; she enjoyed gardening, spending time by the ocean; and spending time with her grandchildren. Frieda is survived by her daughters, Mary (Mike) Schmid, Linda Farwell and son Paul (Annette) Siedschlag. Grandchildren, Jared (Daisy) Schmid, Jenna (Dave) Schmid, Alex Siedschlag, Kerry Siedschlag, Lizzie (Dylan) Siedschlag and brand new great-grandson, Kai Michael James Boehm; and a sister, Ida Swanton of Utah. Frieda waited a few hours, so she could embrace the esteemed title of great-grandma to Kai. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Lloyd in 2001; brothers,
Fritz, William, Arthur, Alvin and Herman Durtschi; and sisters, Alice Holz, Emma Rund and Dorothy Lund.
Memorial service will be Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Drive and 18th Avenue, with Rev. Tiff Bates officiating, from St. John’s United Church of Christ. Burial will be at a later date at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, May 28th, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Frieda’s name.
Lorna Marie Clancy Miller
age 87, died May 9, 2016 after many years in decline from Parkinson’s and dementia. She was daughter of John Edward and Francis Starke Clancy, born August 27, 1929 in Valley City, North Dakota. She was active in politics from an early age, campaigning on horseback for Franklin Roosevelt at the age of 8, and later with the North Dakota Young Democrats where she helped to move the Non-Partisan League into the Democratic column. She went on to serve as a delegate at four Democratic National Conventions: in 1952 for Adlai Stevenson; 1968 for Eugene McCarthy; 1972 for George McGovern, and 1976 for Morris Udall. She had a talent for recognizing political leaders with integrity at all levels of service. In addition to working for presidential candidates, she worked diligently for and with Quentin Burdick, Robert Kastenmeier, Gaylord Nelson, Russ Feingold, Tom Loftus, Barbara Lawton, Ed Garvey, Adrian Clancy, Dave Cieslewicz, Robbie Webber, and many others.
After WW2, Lorna spent a year at Valley State Teachers College and earned a teaching certificate to teach all grades in North Dakota’s one-room schoolhouses. She enjoyed leading youth activities as a Girl Scout leader. Lorna then took a position as an educator and organizer with North Dakota Farmers Union. After marrying Anton J. Miller in 1958, the couple left North Dakota for Wisconsin, where Lorna took a position with the Wisconsin Farmers Union education program. She advanced to Education Director where she directed youth and adult education programs on cooperatives, agricultural history, civic engagement and rural leadership. She developed international exchange programs with African and Latin American farmers, arranging for farm stays and time at Kamp Kenwood, WFU’s summer educational facility in Chippewa Falls. Lorna remained an active Farmers Union member, leading the county youth program and attending state and national conventions in various capacities, including the 100th anniversary of National Farmers Union in Point, Texas.
In 1969, the family moved to Sun Prairie, WI where Lorna worked at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Department of Rural Sociology with Professor Don Johnson on rural leadership issues in Wisconsin. She served for a decade as Assistant to the Chancellor of UW-Extension, managing the federal Higher Education Act. In this capacity, Lorna made lasting contributions through her efforts to support Milwaukee’s Harambee Project, the initiation of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), education on mining in Northern Wisconsin, and Phil Lewis’s regional Circle City vision, among other high-impact programs She served as President for the Wisconsin Chapter of the Community Development Society, the National Association of Leadership Educators as part of her work as state faculty on rural leadership through UW Extension’s Community, Natural Resource and Community Development (CNRED). She co-wrote books and articles on rural leadership and community development, and worked with rural people to articulate their vision for their communities.
Lorna worked on issues important to rural people, civil rights and social and economic justice, and participated in many marches and rallies for the causes dear to her heart. She served as an officer and on the board of directors for Group Health Cooperative, Rural Wisconsin, Wisconsin University Union, The Madison Institute, and on Governor Earl’s Commission on Agriculture. After retirement, Lorna continued her political activism, took up the piano, joined multiple book clubs and exercised every week with a great group of women from the UW.
Following her grandmother Lena Cook Starke’s example, she extended kindness equally to anyone at her door, especially to those in need, was generous to a fault, and always reminded us, “There but for the grace of God go I”. Over the course of 30 years, she housed and befriended more than 70 visiting academics from almost every continent as they worked on various research projects on campus. She footed the bill for pizza parties and steak & martini celebrations, and hosted our annual house party celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr., a family tradition since 1993.
As a farmer’s daughter, Lorna didn’t know there was a box within which to think. She encouraged and celebrated creativity, innovation, and improvisation in all its forms, at work and in her private life. She was active in drama, as a child actor for Pioneer Daughters events, at Kamp Kenwood with youth and adults, with family, and as a theatre patron throughout life; music as a vocal performer in a local band, leading the 1952 Democratic Convention in Union Button at Carnegie Hall, family and Farmers Union singing, her life-long love of jazz, parades, and support for local and family musicians; dance and sport as a crack jitterbug and Latin dance partner, dance teacher to children, calling folk dances, supporting her children and grandchildren with dancing lessons, and as a lefty pitcher for a women’s league in North Dakota; visual arts, in painting and sculpture of her own, her family and friends.
Lorna is survived by her ex-husband and lifelong friend, Anton Miller, loving daughters Michelle Miller (Robert Stone) and grandchild Sean Stone in Madison; Renee (James Knight) in Madison, WI and grandchildren Xia Magnus (NYC and LA), ErynDae Thorvaldson (Bellingham, WA) and Anastasia Knight (NYC); sisters Eileen VanDyke (Medford, OR), Lucille Zink (Carrington, ND) and brother Lynn Clancy (Bismark, ND). Her son, Sean Miller, parents, and siblings Rita Howard, Adrian Clancy, Neill Clancy, and Sharon Clancy precede her in death.
The Shriner–Hager–Gohlke Funeral Home in Monroe, WI is assisting the family with arrangements. http://www.shriner111.com/ The family is planning a memorial service in Valley City, North Dakota this July, when her ashes will be interred at St. Catherine’s cemetery, near the rich black prairie soil of her youth.
More than anything, Lorna believed in our ability to make the world a better place by working together. In celebration of her life, please give a donation – monetary or otherwise - to the social justice organization of your choice.
Nathan N. Norder
age 71, of Browntown, died on Monday, May 23, 2016 at his home. He was born on May 17, 1945 in Monroe, the son of Orville and Esther (Wachendorf) Norder. He attended Monroe High School. Nathan entered the U.S. Army in 1964 and honorably discharged in 1966. He married Connie Burke on December 19, 1970 in Apple River, IL.
He owned and operated Browntown Plumbing, installing sewers and septic systems. Nathan was past president of the Village of Browntown and devoted a great deal of time to the Browntown Fire Dept., including serving as Chief. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking and fishing, but he especially loved spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Connie Norder; daughters, Tela Norder, Chandra (Kurt) Brandli, Carrie (Jose) Pagan; grandchildren, Nick, Jayda and Alyssa Pagan; brother, Clayton (Janet) Norder; sisters, Vinnie Norder, Carol (Virgil) Helmeid, Orvilla (Walter) Gales, Evelyn Terrell and sister-in-law, Beverly Norder. He is predeceased by his parents; brothers, Orville Norder, Jr., Gerald, Rueben and Aaron Norder; sister, Peggy Meyers. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 27, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home, with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will be in the Saucerman Cemetery, Cadiz Township, Green Co. A visitation will be held on Thursday, May 26th from 5 to 7 P.M. at the funeral home.
Louise Jean Wild
age 84, of Monroe, passed away on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at LeHigh Acres Health & Rehabilitation Center in Florida. She was born on September 30, 1931 in Monroe, the daughter of Jesse and Hilda (Ruegsegger) Beach and graduated from Monroe High School.
Louise and Kenneth Wild were married on December 22, 1950 at St. John’s United Church of Christ. Louise farmed in the green county area with her husband Kenneth. She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ. She is survived by her children: Robert (Margaret) Wild of Conway, SC, and Carol (Michael) Braswell of LeHigh Acres, FL; 3 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren: brothers, Duane (Rose) Beach of Monroe, Rolland Beach of Southside, AL, Nathan (Mary) Beach of Freeport, IL; sister, Dorothy Block of Monroe. She is predeceased by her parents, husband, Kenneth, sister, Ella Burington, twin sisters in infancy, Margaret and Marian Beach. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at St. John’s United Church of Christ, with Reverend Todd Hackman officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 1st, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr. and 18th, in Monroe. Memorials may be given in Louise’s name to St. John’s United Church of Christ.
Jane P. McAuliffe
age 72, of Brodhead, died on Monday, May 30, 2016 at her home. She was born on February 4, 1944 in Chicago, IL; the daughter of Jeremiah and Elizabeth (Roach) McAuliffe.
Jane was a graduate of St. John Bosco, Notre Dame High School, St. Ambrose College, and Notre Dame University with a master’s degree in Biblical Theology. Jane was a teacher in adult education. She was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church. She is survived by her sisters, Elizabeth and Mary McAuliffe, Katy (James) Mestan; niece, Suzy Claussen and nephews, Joe, Jeremiah and David Claussen. She is predeceased by her parents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church, in Monroe, WI with Monsignor Larry Bakke celebrant. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, June 4th, from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at the church. Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Sister Water Project or St. Clare Youth Ministry, in care of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, 1760 – 14th Street Monroe, WI 53566.