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Roumaine F. Holland Sr.
age 85, of Monroe, died on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at the V.A. Hospital in Madison. He was born on August 24, 1932 in Stockton, Illinois, the son of Paul and Lola (Bunker) Holland. He graduated from Stockton High School in 1950.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Private graveside services will be held at Saucerman Cemetery at a later date. Memorials can be given in Suzanne’s name to Boys Town. 
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Alvin F. Riese
age 97 of Monroe, died Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. He was born on May 30, 1922 in Attica, rural Green County, the son of Wrennie and Anna (Vollman) Riese. He served in the Navy during W.W. II. on the U.S.S. Enterprise. Alvin married Dorothy K. Marti on September 21, 1968 at St. John’s United Church of Christ. His first job was working at a cheese factory, and then he worked for 4 different cheese factories; then he owned and operated several gas service stations; and his last job was at Equity Livestock Company for 20 years. 

He was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ and American Legion Zilmer-Riley Post #84 Monroe.
  
  He is survived by his son, Gayle “Ole” (Kathy) Bartelt, Monroe; 14 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; daughters-in-law: Jan and Marilyn Bartelt; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, sons, Gene and James Bartelt; daughter, Kay Tuescher; granddaughter, Lisa Tuescher; 3 sisters: Alice Wolfe, Helen Rufer and Mary Coplien; 6 brothers: Chester, Roy, Forrest, Elmer, Roger and Robert.
 
  Private graveside services will be held at Greenwood Cemetery, with Reverend Todd Hackman officiating. There will be a public service with Military Rites at a later date. 
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Forrest Klug-Hanson
age 23, of Monroe passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 6, 2020. He was born the son of Jeffrey Hanson and Le Anne Klug-Lasiewicz on July 8, 1996 in Madison. Forrest lived in Columbus, WI until sixth grade, his family then relocated to Monroe. 

He was a 2014 graduate of Monroe High School. He participated in Track and Field and was part of the team that won All Conference with the relay team, he also played football. He was a phenomenal artist including: singing, writing, playing and teaching others how to play guitar. Forrest won many awards for his performance in musicals and he also won at State Competition for Solo and Ensemble; the first in 50 years for Monroe High School. He also attended Hamlin University in St. Paul, MN. Forrest had been living in St. Paul, MN where he was an Assistant Manager at Fossil at the Mall of America; he had recently moved back to Monroe. 

Forrest was a very giving person and cared deeply for others, he often volunteered his time helping the homeless.

Forrest is survived by his father; Jeff (Jeanine Meyer Lewis) Hanson; mother; Le Anne (Randal Hahn) Klug-Lasiewicz of Monroe; sister, Lacquine (Josh Watters) Klug-Lasiewicz of Fennimore; half-brother, Zack Hanson of Memphis TN; niece, Alyric Watters; nephews, Braxstyn Watters and Cypress Hanson; maternal grandmother, Jane Klug of Eagle River; as well as aunts, uncles, cousins, many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Richard Klug; paternal grandparents, Richard and Patricia Hanson; and uncles, Timothy Klug and Timothy Hanson.

A Celebration of Forrest’s Life will be held at a later date. A memorial fund is being established. 

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Ruth Lillian Signer
age 96, of Monroe, passed away on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at Aster Assisted Living. She was born in Monroe, Wisconsin on June 7, 1923 the daughter of Orson A. Wells and Lillie (Lehman) Wells. She attended Grove, Cadiz, and Franklyn grade schools and graduated from Monroe High School in 1942. On June 7, 1942 she was united in marriage to Joseph B. Signer at East Wiota Church. They farmed in Monroe, Albany, and Evansville areas before purchasing their farm west of Monroe in 1953. They retired from farming 1979 and moved to Monroe. She was a lifelong member of the Jordan Lutheran Church, The Ladies Guild, taught Sunday School several years, was a member of the Quilters Club, the Antique Car Club and the Moose Lodge, #599. For several years she worked seasonally at Swiss Colony and 21 years at Color Putty Company. 

She enjoyed worked with her husband on the farm and doing church work. She also enjoyed folk art painting, music, and emailing friends and family. She cherished her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Ruth is survived by her daughter-in-law, Christine Signer, Fort Atkinson; granddaughters: Brenda Signer of Rockford, Susan Signer of Freeport, Nicole Signer of Madison, and Samantha Signer of Milton; grandson, Joseph Signer of Milton; great-grandchildren, Markus Signer, Desiree Jackson, and DJ Erving great-great-grandchildren, Markus Signer, Jr., Braylen Signer, and December Lillian Allan; sisters-in-law, Frances Wells and Louise Wells; brother-in-law, Herbert (Mattie) Signer. 

Preceding her in death were her father in 1972, her mother in 1977, her husband in 1981, her son, Larry Signer in 2007, a nephew, Jeffrey Wells in 1983, a niece, Sharon Priewe in 2006, her sister, Evelyn Kubly Jacobs in 2012, brothers, Howard Wells in 2008 and O. Emerson Wells in 2012. 

Private family services will be held at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will take place in Kelly Cemetery. A public Celebration of Ruth’s Life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Jordan Lutheran Church. 
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Arlene Lillian Weiss
age 84, of Monroe, Wisconsin, was called from death unto eternal life with her Lord on April 14, 2020.

Arlene was born on February 4, 1936, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the daughter of Wilbur and Lillian (Doyle) Haase. She was joined in marriage to Robert Weiss from October 1953 to February 1990. Together they had nine children.

Arlene was a dedicated, loving mother. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. The only One she loved more than her children was her Lord, and she never hesitated to share that love with others. She always had a smile on her face, even in her last days when things were very difficult. She brought joy to all who knew her, and was a great example of' love, always seeing the good in people.

Her list of accomplishments may not include degrees and careers, but are the important things in life: her family, her care and love for others, and the example she was of a Godly woman. Her favorite Bible verse was Psalm 46:10, "Be still and know that I am God."

We will miss her smile, her contagious laughter, and her many baked goods.

She is survived by her children, Mark (Sara) Weiss of Stoughton, Julie (Jim) Buckley of Wausau, John (Kim) Weiss of Delevan, Frederick (Mary) Weiss of Reedsburg, Carol (John) Powell of Heron, IL, Mary (Matt) Spoonhour of Monroe, and Michael (Rebecca) Weiss of Madison; 24 grandchildren; and over 30 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her half-sister, Linda (Duane) Nitz of Berlin; half-brother, Roger (Jean) Haase of Beaver Dam; step-brother, Ronald (Judy) Haase of Ripon; brother-in-law, Joe Mathe; and sister-in-law, Roberta Haase. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Pauline Weiss; son, David Weiss; brother, Paul Haase; and sister, Rose Marie Mathe. 

Private Graveside services were held at Eureka Cemetery in Eureka, WI.
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Robert “Bob” J. Dunlavey
age 85, of Monroe, died on Monday, April 20, 2020 at his home. He was born on January 4, 1935 in Argyle, Township, the son of Walter and Helen (Gibbons) Dunlavey. Robert and Betty Boeck were united in marriage on February 27, 1960 in Belleville.

Bob served in the 101st U.S. Army Airborne serving from July 1957 – April 1959. He then served on active Army Reserves, being discharged in May 1963.

Bob worked for General Motors in Janesville for nearly 35 years and also worked part time at Ruda Chevrolet for many years doing auto-body work in conjunction with his work at GM.

He loved fishing, traveling and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Betty of 60 years, children: Doreen (Randy) Babler of Monroe, David (Karri) Dunlavey of Mineral Ridge, OH, Kim (Gary) Schwartzlow of Monroe, Daniel Dunlavey of Monroe; 5 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; sisters, Donna (Ray) Knutson of Rockford, IL; and sister-in-law, Karen Dunlavey of Winslow.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Mary Neuenschwander; 6 brothers, Joe, Francis, Charles, Walter, Paul and Donald Dunlavey.

A private family service will be held, with Pastor Mary Gafner officiating. Burial will take place at Greenwood Cemetery. A public celebration of Robert’s life will be held at a later date. 
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Evelyn Marie Mitchell
age 70, of Monroe passed away on Monday, April 20, 2020 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. She was born the daughter of Emery and Ethel (Lecksheid) Mitchell on August 14, 1949 in Brainerd, Crowwing County, MN. She was a graduate of South Beloit High School and attended college in River Falls where she earned her degree in Journalism.

Evelyn worked at Swiss Colony for several years, retiring in 2010. She was an active member of the Red Hatters, she also enjoyed sewing and going on bus trips though the Monroe Senior Center. 

Evelyn is survived by her brothers, William, Dale (Julie), and Larry Mitchell; sisters, Mary Moffitt and Judy Mitchell; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Edith and Edna Mitchell; and brother-in-law, Gary Moffitt.

Private Family Services will be held at a later date.  
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Charlene Helen Kirkley
age 84, died Thursday April 23, 2020 at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Monroe, WI after a brief battle with cancer. She was born on a farm in rural Gratiot on February 23, 1936 to Clifford and Helen Wick. She attended rural country school and graduated from Gratiot High School in 1954.
Char worked for Microswitch in Warren, Ill. She then moved to Chicago where she worked at several companies, the last of which was Headco Industries in Broadview, Ill.  

An illness brought her back to Wisconsin, settling in South Wayne. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Clarion Wick, and nephew Craig Wick. She is survived by a sister Carin (Donald) Miller; sister-in-law, Kathryn Wick; as well as nieces and nephews. 

A private grave side service will be held at the West Wiota Lutheran Cemetery. A celebration of life will follow at a later date. 
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Robert Gene Beverley
age 87, of Monroe passed away on Friday, April 24, 2020 at his home. He was born the son of Kenneth and Alice (Weber) Beverley on May 9, 1932 in Freeport, IL. Robert was married Ellen Moyer, together they had four children. He later was united in marriage to Patricia Potter.

Bob was the Circulation Manager at The Monroe Times for many years. He attended St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor’s Catholic Church. 

He is survived by his children, Todd Beverley of Orlando, FL, Robert Beverley of Tampa, Fl, and Theresa (Mike) McGuire of Beloit, as well as 6 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wives, Ellen and Patricia; son Jamie Beverley; and grandson, Matthew Moyer. 

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will take place at Chapel hill Memorial Gardens in Freeport, IL. 
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John Fredrick “Fritz” Borchardt
John passed away on April 25, 2020, in Richland Center at his home. He was born on September 20, 1936 in Winslow, IL to Henry and Carolina (Lake) Borchardt. When he was 12 years old, he went to live on a farm in Clarno Township, Monroe, WI, where he dairy farmed for 60 years. He especially loved raising calves and hogs.

During his early farming days, he was called away to serve his country in 1955 with the 32nd Division W.N.G. – at Camp McCoy. In 1961, he was a soldier in Monroe’s Company B, Second Battle Group, 128th Infantry, which trained in Ft. Lewis, Washington. John was honorably discharged in January of 1962. While in training, he received the Sharp Shooter award.

John loved to drive tractors, hunt, fish, trap & sell coons, watch TV, listen to the radio and tape movies. He loved to watch All Star Wrestling, Days of Our Lives, Young & The Restless, Bold & The Beautiful and the Price Is Right. His two favorite movies were “Erin Brocovich” and “Never Been Kissed”. He loved numbers and could tell you anybody’s birthday; especially movie stars!  

In 2009, he moved to Richland Center, where he resided in a group home. He did many activities there that he enjoyed, such as swimming, attending county fairs, going to the zoo, cooking, crafting and bowling. He’d tell us he got a 176 for his score. We thought that was great! We’d find out later, that it was for all 3 games, but that didn’t matter, he was so happy!  

John was a hard worker, shy in nature and just an overall good guy, with a huge smile! At every visit, there was no question as to where we were going for lunch. “DQ” was the request every time - aka Dairy Queen. Lunch as well, was always the same. A cheeseburger, fries, banana split and root beer! Everyone that knew him, called him “Fritz”.
John is survived by his niece, Susan Borchardt- Konopacki (Tom) – Monroe. He was pre-deceased by his parents, two still-born brothers, Clarence and Robert Borchardt, brother, George Borchardt, sister, Nellie Borchardt, sister, Rose Mary Borchardt and sister, Viola (Borchardt) White.

A special thank you to Jenny and ALL of the staff at Hillside Home in Richland Center and St. Croix Hospice caregivers.  

A private grave side service, will be at Bethel Cemetery, Monroe, WI. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Peace Church in Christ, Browntown, WI.  
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Ann Henningsen
age 51, of Monroe passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at St. Mary’s Hospital. She was born on February 21, 1969 in Monroe, the daughter of Jerry and Hope (Crosby) Starr.

She was a 1987 graduate of Monroe High School, she earned her CNA degree her senior year of High School, she also earned a degree at Blackhawk Technical College in Accounting. Ann was united in marriage to Kenneth Henningsen on June 17, 2000 in Monroe.

Ann was employed at Klondike Cheese in accounts receivable for many years until she retired to be able to take care of her mom, Hope; until her mom was able to move to Assisted Living. Ann and Ken later started K&A Hennigsen Trucking LLC where Ann was the bookkeeper. Ann was a true caretaker and always looked out for others.

She enjoyed riding motorcycles, craft shopping and going out to eat. Her biggest joy was spending time with her grandson, Landon, he was the apple of her eye and they both enjoyed precious times going to the zoo. She also had a special bond with her aunt and uncle, Bob and Sandy Hermanson.

Ann is survived by her husband, Ken; mother, Hope Starr; children, Jessica (Todd) Noble and T.J. Wright; grandson, Landon Noble; brother, Brian (Lou Ellen) Starr; and sister, Karen (Phil) Brooks.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jerry Starr, maternal grandmother, Josephine Stoetzel, paternal grandparents, Stanley and Hazel Starr; uncle, Bill Crosby, and brother-in-law, Shawn Henningsen.

Due to current restrictions, a Celebration of Ann’s Life will be held at a later date. A private burial will be held in Hillcrest Cemetery in Albany.
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Joseph H. Murphy, Jr.
age 76 of Monroe passed away Thursday, April 30, 2020 at The Monroe Clinic Hospital. A private family celebration of Joseph’s life will be held at a later date.  
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Monica R. Krebs
age 33, of Monroe, died Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at her home. She was born on September 21, 1986 in Madison, the daughter of Mark and Gail (Nofsinger) Krebs. She graduated from Monroe Alternative Charter School in 2005. 
   
Monica had such a love of bike rides, campfires, arts and crafts, turning hairstyles and makeup into a work of art, and most of all spending time with her children being playful, silly and enjoying the outdoors. Monica was blessed with such a beautiful singing voice, which she loved to share with friends and family.  
Monica was a past member of Oregon Straw Hat Players, assisted with Hiawatha 4H project meetings with her sons, Jayden and Nolan, and was a 2014 graduate of Paul Mitchell the School. She worked at various places in the Monroe area, and assisted with spa services at her mother’s massage and spa salon.

She is survived by her parents, Mark and Gail Krebs of Monroe; sons: Jayden and Nolan Friedli of Monroe; daughter, Ezalea Strong of Monroe; bonus-daughter, Amelia Strong of Freeport, IL; and brothers, Samuel (fiancé, Patience Peterson) Krebs of Brillion, WI; sisters: Shelby (Matthew) Lewis of Hilbert, WI, and Shayna Krebs of South Wayne; beloved grandmother, Jacqueline Nofsinger of Oregon, WI; grandparents, Lauren (Karen) Nofsinger of CO; aunts and uncles, Douglas (Darcia) Nofsinger, Oregon, WI, John (Julie Richardson) Nofsinger Eudora, KS, Jeanne (Kristopher) Snow Oregon WI; nephew, Jaxxon Hauser South Wayne, WI; cousins, Michael (Niki) Nofsinger Madison WI, Mara (Cody Kieffer) Nofsinger Evansville WI, Alex Torres Norman, OK, Emily (Lucas Jordan) Ypsilanti, MI, Taylor ( Mitch) Mulroy Cross Plains, WI, Logan Nofsinger Olathe KS, Skylar (Alex Niesen) Madison WI, Thomas, Lucas, Joey and Jesse Snow Oregon, WI; as well as many extended relatives and dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Fred and Rosie Krebs; bonus grandparents, Truman and Joann Selck; and fiancé, Robert Strong on September 1, 2019.
   
Private family services will be held. A public Celebration of Monica’s Life will be held at a later date. 
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Patricia “Patt” Chambers-Hanson
age 62, of Monroe passed away on Friday, May 15, 2020 at the UW Hospital in Madison. She was born the daughter of Gail (Heitz) Siebert and Victor Chambers on May 23, 1957 in Madison. Patt married Robert A. Hanson in February of 1990, in Argyle, Wisconsin at the Apple Grove Lutheran Church. 

Patt worked as an in-home care provider for the mentally disabled for over 25 years. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, her dogs; as well as cooking and camping.  

Patt is survived by her husband, Robert Hanson of Monroe; children, Shane (Tammy Butler) Caruso of Monroe, Steve (Sheila) Caruso of Lake Villa, IL, Ambralee (Vicente) Aguilar of Monroe, and Nicholas (Kristan) Hanson of Seven Valleys, PA; her nine grandchildren, Alexandra, Aries, Leo, and Julietta Aguilar Chambers, Eli, Sylvia, and Tess Caruso, and Mackenzie and Braydon Hanson; her mother, Gail Siebert; and sister, Jean (Thomas) Hurd; 

She was preceded in death by her step-father, James Siebert; father, Victor Chambers; and son, Eric Hanson.

Funeral Services will be held at 12PM Noon on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Dan Bohlman officiating. Following service you are welcome to join the family for a luncheon at Sinners Saloon, 1428 17th St., Monroe.


Visitation will be held from 10AM until the time of service on Saturday, at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Apple Grove Lutheran Cemetery in Argyle at a later date. Memorials may be made to the family for a donation to local schools for their outdoor activity fund. 

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Rhonda Joy Strothman
age 54, of South Wayne passed away on Friday, May 15, 2020 at her home. She was born the daughter of Vernon and Mary (Friedli) Scott on August 8, 1965 in Darlington. She was a graduate of South Wayne High School and also obtained her certificate as a CNA as an in-home caretaker. Rhonda was united in marriage to Eric Strothman on June 28, 2013. 

Rhonda worked as a secretary and assistant caring for animals at the Blanchardville Veterinary Clinic, and at Argyle Veterinary Service for over 10 years. One of Rhonda’s greatest passions was caring for animals and she loved having a farm of her own. She took pride in taking care of her home including yardwork. Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. She was known for being a great listener and making the best Special K Bars. She will be remembered for her beautiful eyes and bright smile that could light up any room.

Rhonda is survived by her husband, Eric of South Wayne; son, Ryan (Brooke) Peterson of South Wayne; six grandchildren, Madilyn, Jack, Mallorie, Lilly, Lucas, and Sammantha; siblings, Nancy (Kenneth) Johnson of Wiota, Mark Scott of Platteville, and Pamela (Joseph) Tuescher Scott of South Wayne; mother-in-law, Jessica (Bill) Engelke; brothers-in-law, Adrian Strothman and Branden Strothman; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended relatives and dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; father-in-law, Albert Strothman; brother-in-law, Jared Strothman; and her dog, Bubba.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11AM on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Martintown Community Church with Pastor Kevin Cernek officiating. The service can also be heard on the radio if you wish to stay in your vehicle due health and safety concerns. A luncheon will be held at the church following service.

Visitation will be held at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home on Friday, May 29, 2020 from 4-7PM. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Rhonda’s name. 

Rhonda loved her family, friends, and animals and she never let any of them go without knowing it. I was so blessed to spend my life with her and will miss her bright smile and loving heart. Rest in peace Honey Bunny, Love, Eric and your beloved dog, Benny

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Kathleen L. Benson
age 63, of Monroe, passed away on Monday, May 18, 2020 at her home. She was born on June 9, 1956 in Darlington, the daughter of Irvin and Barbara (Paulson) Benson. Kathleen graduated from Argyle High School in 1977.

Kathleen was employed with Greenco for 43 years and enjoyed everyone she worked with.

She was a member of Apple Grove Lutheran Church, she enjoyed bowling, shopping, going for walks, and the Special Olympics.

She is survived by here sisters, Sheryl (Larry) Klemm of Browntown, Denita O’Brien of Baraboo, Julie Jordan of Freeport, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Lee Allen Benson in childhood, and brother Michael Benson.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Mary Gafner officiating. Burial will be at Apple Grove Lutheran Cemetery.
Visitation will be Tuesday, May 26th, from 4:00 – 6:00 P.M. at the Shriner-Hager-Gohlke funeral home. 

The family would like to extend a special Thank You to the Greenco staff and caregivers, especially Kari Rosenstiel who went above and beyond caring for Kathy; and to Dr. Gaines Richardson and staff for their care and compassion. 

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Keith E. Ingwell
age 72, of Monroe passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at the William S. Middleton Veterans Hospital in Madison, notably at 10:33, which is symbolic to his commitment to public service and EMS. He was born the son of Everett and Dorothea (Widmer) on October 17, 1947 in Monroe. He was a 1965 graduate of Blanchardville High School, and also attended MATC from 1965-66 and was a graduate of Barbering School. Keith was united in marriage to Brenda Miller on May 5, 1984 in Monroe.

Keith was drafted to the US Army in 1969 where he served during the Vietnam War. When he returned, he was a barber in New Glarus. He later worked as the Green County Veterans Service Officer for many years; he also served as the Green County Emergency Management Director, EMS Coordinator, and as an instructor at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, MD. Keith was also a member of the New Glarus Fire Department and EMS, American Legion Post 141 in New Glarus, VFW Post 2312 in Monroe, and DAV Post in Beloit. Civic leadership and community involvement were very important to Keith, he was a Green County Deputy Coroner and served on the Monroe City Council. 

Keith especially enjoyed being with his family and watching his grandchildrens’ sports and activities. He also liked to watch the Badgers, Bears, and Cubs. He also loved his many yearly trips to Mexico with his wife, Brenda. Keith never knew a stranger. He was one-of-a-kind and loved to help others. He also loved his Swiss and Norwegian heritage. 

Keith is survived by his wife, Brenda of Monroe; daughters, Kayla (Travis) Zimmerman of New Glarus, Kara (Chris) Ziegemeier of Urbandale, IA, and Kim (Mike) Huie of Madison; step-son, Brad (April) Moellenberndt of Evansville; step-daughter, Patti (Tony) Wilhite of Monroe; 14 grandchildren, Noah, Eli, and Simon Zimmerman, Max, Harper, and Jillian Ziegemeier, Isaac Ingwell, Brady Wilhite, Alec and Kade Moellenberndt, Conor, Devin, Adele, and Oliver Huie. He is further survived by his brother, Scott (Karen) Ingwell of Cartersville, GA; brother-in-law, Randy (Judy) Miller of Monroe; four nieces; and his dog, Ellie.  

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A private family service is being held. A Celebration of Keith’s life will be held at a later date. 
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Janet C. (Holtshopple) Paschal
 was born December 3, 1935 to John and Viola (Unger) Holtshopple. She has one sister, Alice Homan; three children, Lynn (Garry) Harms of Monroe, Dirk (Ann) Paschal of Gurnee, IL, and Ryan Paschal of Madison; three grandchildren, Morgan Harms, Emmet Paschal, and Amity Paschal; two great-grandchildren, Gavin Robinson and Oliver Schmelzer.

She was born and raised in Monroe, WI; she attended and graduated from Monroe Schools. She played the drums and violin. Janet was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. She worked at a local bank after graduation until she married Jack W. Paschal on October 22, 1955. She spent most of her adult life in Savanna, IL raising her children, being a farmwife and working in the loans department at Savanna State Bank. She enjoyed the simple things, canning vegetables, making crock pickles, and homemade jelly. She had an artistic side that she dabbled in from time to time. Janet was known as the best cook by many high school boys who were hired as hay help for the summer. She always made a huge meal at lunch time for them. In her later years when she decided to retire she moved back to her childhood home in Monroe, WI, where she enjoyed her leisure time around the house and yard. She lived there until her battle with Parkinson’s became too hard for her to live on her own. To receive the help she needed, she lived at Pleasant View Nursing Home the last two years where she passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

A short time of viewing will be held from 11:30AM-Noon on Monday, June 1, 2020 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, followed by a casual Graveside Service at Noon at Greenwood Cemetery with Pastor John Tabaka officiating. No formal service will be held.

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Lloyd “Kit” Carson
age 88 of Monroe, previously from Freeport and Pearl City, died Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born on May 7, 1932 in Savanna, Illinois, the son of Marshall and Priscilla (Schafer) Carson. He graduated from Lena High School in 1950. He served in the Navy on the USS McGowan. Lloyd married Betty Louise Wright in October of 1965. He worked at Sunstrand in Freeport, retiring in 1986 after 25 years. He enjoyed bowling and was on many bowling leagues in Monroe and Freeport; he also enjoyed puzzles. He belonged to Alcoholics Anonymous for 54 years. He was a member of Yellow Creek Church of the Brethren in Pearl City.

He is survived by his children: Kathy (Bill) Williams and Charles (Lisa) Carson, both of Pearl City, IL, and Paula (Gerald) Beckman of Monroe; sister, Joyce Ditsworth of Freeport, IL;13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and one on the way. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, daughter, Mary Isenberger; son, David Wright; and brother-in-law, Lyle Ditsworth.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, with Pastor Ellis Boughton officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery in Freeport. A visitation will be held Saturday from 10:00 am until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.

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