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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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George W. Norton, Sr.
age 92, of rural Monticello passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at his home. He was born the son of Chester and Wretha (Figi) Norton on March 10, 1931 in Monroe. He was a graduate of Monroe High School. George was united in marriage to Doris M. Schuetz on October 11, 1953 in Monroe, sharing 70 years together.

Until his mid-40’s he farmed the original Norton farm, south of Monroe. In 1971, along with his wife, he purchased an old abandoned farmstead near Monticello which he painstakingly restored. For a short time he was also employed by Helgus Harvestore as a salesman but missed the independence of working with farmers, thus was born Norton Feedlot Equipment, specializing in Harvestore sales and service.

He was, at heart, a farmer who enjoyed planting and caring for his three gardens (donating any extra produce to family, neighbors and Green Cares). He also was a man of many hobbies including bowling, fishing, hunting, and jeeping.

George is survived by his wife, Doris; children, George “Bill” Norton, Jr. and Nikki Norton; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Kenneth; and sister, Carmen.

Graveside Services will be held at 11AM on Saturday, March 23, 2024 at Greenwood Cemetery in Monroe.

A Celebration of George’s life will also be held at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home on Saturday, March 23, 2024 from 2:00-4:00 PM. 

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Jeanne Anne Schultz
age 91, of Monroe passed away on Friday, March 15, 2024 at home surrounded by her family. She was born in River Falls on February 15, 1933, the daughter of Philip and Irene (Selb) Peloquin. She graduated from Sheboygan Falls High School in 1950. Jeanne received her degree in Pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 1954, where she met her future husband, Charles Schultz. They were married on July 30, 1955 in Milwaukee.

Jeanne was a pharmacist for 55 years. In 1964, Jeanne and Charles purchased Blumer Pharmacy in Monroe, which is still in business today and known as Schultz Hometown Pharmacy. Through her work at the pharmacy, Jeanne positively influenced and mentored her children, grandchildren, and numerous students. She was a hard worker who cared deeply about her patients and customers. Jeanne and Charles had many business ventures, including owning and operating The Gift Castle for many years.

Jeanne’s faith was very important to her and she was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish. She enjoyed reading, playing cards, and time at the family cottage. Above all else, Jeanne loved spending time with her family.

Jeanne is survived by her children, Karen (Tom) Vale of Monroe, Gretchen (Chuck) Klass of Ft. Myers, FL, Karla (Joe) Ripp of Monroe, Carl of Monroe, and Lisa (Brian) Wilsey of Madison; grandchildren, Brittany (Derek) Klitzke, Erin (Tim) Stauffer, Daniel (Casey) Vale, Eric Vale, Jason Klass, Brad (Kennedy Ludwig) Ripp, Zach Ripp, and Alexis Klass; step-grandchildren, Kim (Gary) Vandivier and Tiffany (Michael Stamey) Ripp; great-grandchildren, Olivia, August, and Eleanor Klitzke, Luca Stauffer and Baby Stauffer on the way, and Molly Vale; and step-great-grandchildren, McKenna and Max Vandivier; brother-in-law David (Marion) Schultz; and many loved nieces and nephews.

Jeanne is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles; brother, Stanley Peloquin; and grandchildren, Emily Vale and Christian Wilsey.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30am on Friday, March 22nd at St. Clare of Assisi Parish in St. Victor Catholic Church with Fr. Chahm Gahng as celebrant. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-7pm on March 21st at the church. To view a livestream of Jeanne’s mass go to: youtube.com/@StClareParishYoutube. Memorials will be given in Jeanne’s honor to St. Victor School.

The family extends their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of SSM Health at Home Hospice for their compassionate care and support during Jeanne’s final days.

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Cynthia “Cindy” Buttke
age 63, of Juda passed away surrounded by her family on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at her home. She was born the daughter of Charles and Eileen (Haman) Buttke on September 11, 1960. She graduated from Juda High School in 1978. Cindy was united in marriage to Michael Dunwiddie on June 23, 1979; together they had four children.

Cindy worked at Zim’s Cheese Factory for several years; she later worked at Mid-Am, and Roth Kase, now known as Emmi Roth. She was also a familiar and friendly face as a bartender in the Monroe area. Cindy loved participating in softball, bowling and volleyball leagues. She was also an avid fan, who enthusiastically supported, the Juda Panthers, Badgers, Vikings, and Brewers; as well as attending many of her grandchildren’s sporting events. She enjoyed taking care of her flower gardens, playing cards, and Sunday breakfast with her family. Cindy was very artistic and enjoyed crafting. However, it was the time spent with her grandchildren that she cherished most, always being the first to offer a helping hand in babysitting for her family. She also enjoyed teaching her grandchildren to bake. The heart of Cindy’s world was her family, and she was grateful for every moment with them.

Cindy is survived by her mother, Eileen Buttke; children, Amanda (Jay) Smith, McKenzie (Russ) Homan, Lance (Kelsey) Dunwiddie, and Corinne (Brandon) Bayrhoffer; grandchildren, Madalynn, Quinten, and Hudson Smith, Phoenix and Easton Homan, Leighton Dunwiddie, and Myka Bayrhoffer; siblings, Kim (Jim) Bauman, Tina (Dave) Savoy, and Chuck (Lori) Buttke; God-daughter, Chelsea Rundle; special friend, Jenny Strunz; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.

Cindy was preceded in death by her father, Charlie; former-husband, Mike; maternal grandparents, Chet and Ida Haman; and paternal grandparents, Floyd and Elizabeth Buttke.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, March 25, 2024 at 11:00 AM at the Juda Zion Community Church with Pastor Kelly Jahn officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Vernon Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, March 24, 2024 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Cindy's name. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.

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Barbara Smith
age 84, of Monroe passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2024 at Azura Memory Care. She was born the daughter of Alvin and Laura (Behring) Kubly on November 17, 1939. She graduated from Monroe High School. Barb was united in marriage to Gerald Smith in 1968.

Barb worked in the courthouse for the Register of Deeds and Taxes. After she retired, she farmed with her husband. She enjoyed dancing, cooking, baking, gardening, and flowers. Barb will be remembered as a kind, caring, and thoughtful woman.

Barb is survived by her son, Barry (Suzanne) Kubly of Monroe; grandchildren, Tyler Kubly of Janesville and Jesse (Andrea) Evans of Brodhead; great-grandchildren, Alexis and Kaylee Evans. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gerald; brother, Larry Kubly; and sister, Sally Pooler.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2024 at 11:15 AM at Greenwood Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Thursday from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.  

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Andrew Gutzmer
age 24, of Monticello passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2024 at his home. He was born on February 11, 2000 the son of Dennis & Brenda (Boals) Gutzmer. He graduated from Monticello High School.  

Andrew worked in customer service at Quality Cellular in New Glarus. Beyond work, Andrew was a passionate gamer and a computer enthusiast, always eager to explore the latest game. He loved spending time with his friends and family. Above all, he shared an unbreakable bond with his dog, Maya, who was a constant companion.  

Andrew is survived by his mother, Brenda (Fred) Sulzer; brothers, Neil Gutzmer, Alex (Kelly) Gutzmer, and Cody (Chelsea) Sulzer; sisters, Michelle (Frank) Bissaillon and Malisa (Richard) McLoud; nephews, Maxen, Logan, and Landen; and niece, Leah. He was preceded in death by his father, Dennis; grandparents; brothers, Aaron Gutzmer and Eric Gutzmer; and uncle Brad Boals.  

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, March 30, 2024 at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home with Pastor Mary Gafner officiating.  

A visitation will be held on Saturday from 11:00 AM until the time of service at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.

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William Colin Brennan (Skip) 
born May 31, 1942, died peacefully on March 26, 2024. Skip was a dreamer and accomplished much in his life. He was an innovative businessman, adventurer, family man, and friend to many.

After graduating from Loras College in 1964, Skip married Sandra Burkhalter and together they had seven children.

Skip worked at Brennan’s Country Farm Market alongside his father Frank in Monroe for 10 years. In 1967, he bought his first property in Madison, on University Avenue. In the 50 years of owning Brennan’s, he expanded to additional locations in Madison, Brookfield, Oconomowoc & New Glarus. Skip’s passion for the business led him to travel the world in search of the best Wine, Cheese, Produce and other specialty items to attract new customers. He met many characters and friends along the way. 
In 2007, Skip suffered a bicycle accident and became a paraplegic. With the love and support of his family and significant other, Mary Hamilton, he persevered and led a full life. Over the years, Skip had excellent caregivers for whom the family are very grateful, particularly Micah Thorp who was for the last two years his primary caregiver.

After his accident, Skip created a special place at his river property on Dill Road. His red brick trails allowed him to explore the land in his wheelchair, while his cats Smokey & Bandit followed. The Sunflower patch he planted each summer brought joy to many throughout Green County. Dill Road became a clubhouse for his friends to gather for college reunions, euchre, fishing, pontoon rides and best of all, banter.

Skip is survived by Mary Hamilton. He is further survived by Sandra Brennan and his children, Kerry (Michael) Ernster, Annie Brennan, Dolly (Todd) Schluesche, Tim (June) Brennan, Chrissy (Michael) Boyce, Erin (Darin) Buhlmann. Forever cherished and remembered by his twelve grandchildren, Alexander (Alexandra) Ernster, Thomas Ernster, Michael Ernster, Mack Ernster, Madeline Schluesche, Jack Schluesche, Henry Schluesche, Elizabeth Brennan, Allison Brennan, Brennan Boyce, James Boyce, and Raegun Buhlmann. Siblings and their families; Francis (Pat) Brennan, Susanne German, Janeen Garcia, and Marilynn Brennan. Skip was preceded in death by his parent’s Frank and Sarah Brennan, sister, Sara Ripp, brother, Michael Brennan, and infant daughter, Mary Colleen.

A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, April 6 at St. Clare of Assisi Parish in St. Victor Catholic Church with Fr. Chahm Gahang as celebrant. A private burial will follow in Calvery Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-7pm on Friday, April 5 at the church. Memorials will be given in Skip’s honor to St. Victor School

Skip's service can be livestreamed at this link: 
https://youtube.com/live/N6AZys_cYTA?feature=share


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Joyce Elaine (nee Ostendorf, Hill) Austin
age 90, of Holmen, WI formerly of Monroe passed away just four days short of her 91st birthday on March 23, 2024 at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester, MN with her daughters by her side. She was born the daughter of William and Katherine (Schultz) Ostendorf on March 27, 1933 in Platteville. She was a 1951 graduate of Platteville High School. Joyce married Donald Hill on October 20, 1951; he preceded her in death in 1975. She was later united in marriage to Robert Austin.

Joyce worked at Advance Transformers (now known as UPG Electrical) for several years. She was a member of the Women of the Moose #599 in Monroe, as well as a longtime member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor’s Catholic Church before moving closer to her family. Joyce enjoyed sewing, shopping, baking, doing crafts, and trips to the casino. She was also an avid reader, and loved cheering for the Badgers and Packers. Joyce cherished spending time with her family, especially going on vacations “up-north” together. 

Joyce is survived by her children, Diane LaBuwi, Kathy (Dan) Benkert, Steve Hill, Donna (Jim) Beranek, and Sue (Steve) Bowman; step-children, Kari (Mike) Young, Kevin (Nikki) Austin, Karen (George) Evans, and Keith (Mary-Lyn) Austin; 17 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Jean Duncan. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Michael Benkert; and two brothers, Dean (Joan) Ostendorf and William “Bill” Ostendorf.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00AM on Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor’s Catholic Church with Father Joseph Bellamkonda as celebrant. Burial will take place at a later date at Calvary Cemetery in Platteville.

Visitation will be held on Monday, April 8, 2024 at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home from 4:00-6:00PM; continued visitation will be held on Tuesday, at the church, from 10:00AM until the time of service.

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Derek A. Bender
age 55, of Monroe passed away on Friday, March 29, 2024 at the SSM Health Hospital in Monroe, surrounded by his family. He was born on September 23, 1968 the son of Duane, Sr. and Shelly (Johnson) Bender in Elgin, IL. He graduated from Stockton High School. Derek married the love of his life Jeri Long on February 24, 1995 in Freeport, IL.

Derek worked in construction for most of his life. For the last ten years he was a delivery driver. Derek enjoyed the outdoors, whether he was hunting, fishing, or riding his Harley. His greatest love was his family, and he was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.

He enjoyed taking rides on his Harley with his wife; He enjoyed the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Blackhawk teams. His favorite time was always with his family and even more so when his grandson’s came along. Telling a good Dad joke and having a good laugh, telling friends they were number one. In his younger days he enjoyed hunting and fishing with his brothers, uncles and dad. He couldn’t go somewhere where he didn’t know someone and talk forever. He could light up a room with a sparkle in his eye and that flirtatious smile, and he gave the best Hugs. 
Derek is survived by his wife, Jeri; father, Duane Bender, Sr.; children; Courteney Bender of Monroe, Amber (Dylan) Sadler of Warren, IL, Chase Bender of Monroe, and Brittney (Chuck) Townsend of Warren, IL; 4 grandchildren: Blake, Case, Declan, and Derek (due in 2024); brothers, Duane (Deb) Bender Jr. and Doug (Jennifer) Bender of MN; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. 

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 11:00 AM at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Westcomb officiating.

A visitation will be held on Friday, April 5, 2024 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.  


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Irene Helen Mellenberger
age 88, of Browntown passed away on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2024 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born the daughter of Lloyd and Helen (Boeck) Trickel on January 26, 1936. Irene married Eugene Mellenberger on July 24, 1953 in Dubuque, Iowa.

Irene farmed with her husband in the Browntown area for many years. She also had a longtime career as a Tupperware Manager. Irene was formally a member of Peace Church in Browntown. She was a Sunday School and Bible School teacher, Church Youth Group leader, and 4H foods leader. Irene enjoyed time spent with her children and grandchildren the most.

Irene is survived by her sons, Randall (Rosemarie) of Madison, Rick (Noreen) of Edgerton, Royal of Greenfield, and Ryan (Tabitha) of Browntown, daughters, Rita Wells of Browntown and Rhonda (Kreg) Elmer of Browntown; grandchildren, Mark Elmer, Joel Elmer, Jenny Rood, Wendy Kimble, Rick Mellenberger Jr., Amy Mellenberger, Rylee Mellenberger; 11 great-grandchildren; 3 great great-grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Eugene; granddaughter, Stepanie Mellenberger; sisters, Rena Flynn and Virginia Friedly; and son-in-law, Tony Wells.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, April 5, 2024 at 11:00 AM at Staver United Methodist Church with Pastor JoAnn Meyer officiating. Burial will follow at Saucerman Cemetery.

A visitation will be held Thursday, April 4, 2024 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family at: Shriner111.com. 


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Curtis D. Leuzinger
age 71, of Monroe passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2024 at the UW Hospital in Madison, with his family by his side. He was born the son of Henry and Alice (Crooks) Leuzinger on January 29, 1953 in Monroe. He graduated from Monroe High School in 1971. Curt was united in marriage to Kathleen Noble on June 19, 1971 at St. John’s United Church of Christ. 

Curt worked for Sentry Foods for over 30 years starting in Monroe as the Produce Manager until the store closed, he then transferred to the Janesville store where he worked until his retirement. Curt was an avid sports fan, he enjoyed cheering on the Badgers, Brewers, and Packers. He could be found outside playing basketball or teaching the younger generation the finer points of baseball, pitching and hitting. He coached teams from little league to high school, umpired games, and organized numerous tournaments and summer leagues. His pride in coaching extended to his own children and grandchildren, never missing an opportunity to support them from the sidelines.

In his younger years, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and tending to his garden. He cherished the simple pleasure of going for drives with his friends Richard Wuebben and Frank Dillon, reminiscing about the old days. He will be remembered for his great sense of humor and infectious laugh. 

Holidays held a special place in Curt's heart, with Christmas being his favorite. He delighted in the tradition of watching Hallmark Christmas movies, a pastime that brought him immense joy. Above all, Curt's greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren, whom he adored more than anything.

Curt is survived by his wife of nearly 53 years, Kathy of Monroe; children, Curtis T. (Kari) Leuzinger of Monroe and Wendy (Jayson Haldiman) Saxby-Bansley of South Wayne; grandchildren, Courtney, Curtis Jordan “CJ”, and Natalie Leuzinger all of Madison, Sean (Lorrain Hahn) Saxby of Phoenix, AZ, Nick (Alexa Marty), Savanna and Marissa Bansley all of Monroe; brothers, Richard (Sue) Leuzinger, Tom (Laurie) Leuzinger both of Monroe; and sisters, Margaret O’Kane of Madison, Susan Jacobson of Onalaska and Mary (Dennis) Kennedy of Evansville. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Victor in infancy; sisters, Ruth Kampfer, and Barbara (Milo) Whitehead; brothers-in-law, Mark Jacobson, Jack Kennedy and Robert O’ Kane.  

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2024 at 11:30 AM Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home with Reverend Todd Hackman officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM and Thursday from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com. 

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established in Curt’s name.  


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David “Moz” Stauffacher
age 76, of Monroe passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2024 at his home. He was born on July 26, 1947 the son of Morris and Beverly (Caylor) Stauffacher. A proud graduate of Monroe High School in 1965, David went on to further his education at Milwaukee Technical College and the University of Colorado. His pursuit of knowledge culminated in earning a Master’s in Software Engineering from National University. Dave married Shirley Langford on November 24, 2006 in Ramona, CA.

Dave had a successful career at General Dynamics Data Systems Division San Diego, CA, where he retired as a respected Computer Scientist in 2010. He previously worked as a software engineer where he worked internationally for Lloyds Bank of London, Canberra Capital of Australia, and Aramco in Saudi Arabia. He was a member and past president of the San Diego Triumph Sports Car Club and the Model T Ford Club of San Diego. He was also a Member of the Model T Ford Club International Inc. His hobbies included building models of historical wooden ships, woodworking, and was well read on the history of the Civil War, WWI, and WWII. Dave also loved participating in car shows, domestic and international.

Dave is survived by his wife, Shirley of Monroe; brother, Dick Stauffacher of Monroe; sisters, Mary Lepper of Monroe, and Renata (Kent) Olsen of Brodhead; nephews, Brian (Amy) Brandt, Shawn Olsen, and Marshall (Erika) Olsen; and niece, Modesty Olsen. He was preceded in death by his parents, Morris and Beverly.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church with Father Dave Carrano as celebrant.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2024 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Dave’s name to St Victor’s Church or the SSM Health Hospice.  


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Orthel “Sam” Scace
82, of Monticello, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 13, 2024 surrounded by loved ones after battling pneumonia complicated by heart disease. Sam was born August 21, 1941, in Shullsburg, WI, the son of Austin Charles and Mary Elizabeth (Mullen) Scace. 

After graduating Mount Carroll High School (Illinois) in 1960, Sam enlisted in the Army and served overseas in Korea before returning and going on to be honorably discharged. Sam had a long career as a Field Technician for telecommunications companies; including The Bell companies (Illinois Bell, Southern Bell, and Wisconsin Bell), Wisconsin Power and Light, and others that he consulted for before finally retiring from Alliant Energy.  

Sam spent over 40 years with the love of his life, his wife Juanita Scace, before her passing in 2014. When he married her, they both had children from previous marriages. He had 3 sons and she had 5 sons and 3 daughters, who were all loved equally. They went on to raise their granddaughter Cassie as their own and were always Mom and Dad to her. Besides Dad, his favorite title was Papa. He loved his many grandchildren and great grandchildren so very much. He had such a close bond with them, and each bond was unique. He was always proud when he shared stories of his family and updates on their lives.  

Besides his love of family, his other great love was coon hunting. He was a member of Sugar River Coon Hunters and Pecatonica River Coon Hunters Associations. He cherished the camaraderie of the groups and the many lifelong friendships he formed, including that of his best friend of 50 years Ken Risley. His coon hunting family was truly a second family to him.

Sam is survived by his children, Austin Scace, Darrell (Mary) Scace, Lee Cook, Howie (Annette) Drye, Gary Drye, Deborah (Mike Norris) Reiling, Anna Cook, Michelle Plescia, and Cassie (Arjun) Metre; sisters Corlyn (Todd) Rutter and Thora (David) Bradbury; sisters and brothers in law; countless nieces and nephews; dear friends; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren whom he loved dearly. 

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife; son Kenneth Scace; sons Charles Cook and John Cook; daughter in law Kathleen Scace; 6 brothers Stanley, Eddy, Charles, Steven, Harry, and Harold; 4 sisters Lorraine, Julie, Joyce, and Ginny; and grandchildren Jeremiah Cook, Cristina Bishop, and Tyler (T.J.) Plescia.

Sam did not always have an easy life, but he worked hard and never complained. His door was always open, and he welcomed anyone who needed a place to call home. Nothing will ever replace his presence here on Earth, but sharing the stories of his life will bring laughter, love, and comfort to those he cherished. Sam himself was no stranger to loss and would want those he leaves behind to fill their days with happiness. May his loved ones waiting for him in Heaven embrace him with hugs and welcome him home to eternal peace. 

A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 19, 2024 at 12:00 PM Noon at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Following the services we will be processing to Washington Reformation Cemetery for burial, with Military Honors; and a luncheon will follow in the church hall.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.  

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established in Sam’s name.  

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Diana Lynn Westphal
 age 70, of Monroe passed away surrounded by her family on Monday, April 22, 2024 at her home. She was born on December 20, 1953 the daughter of Leonard and Ruth (Wells) French. She graduated from Monroe High School in 1972. She went on to receive her cosmetology degree from Capri Cosmetology College. Diana was united in marriage to Donald Westphal in 1995.  

Diana was a cosmetologist at the Parkside Salon for many years. She was also a CNA at Pleasant View Nursing Home. Diana loved the outdoors, especially camping with her husband. She also cherished time spent with her children and grandchildren.  

Diana is survived by her husband, Don; children; Marci Anderson of Freeport; Jeremy (Jennifer) Brown of Wisconsin Dells; and Jason (Kala Booth) Brown of Monroe; grandchildren, Laci, Josh, Zach, Zander, Zaisha, Leo, Amber, and Brecken; great-grandson, Rowan; and brother, Duane “Butch” (Amy Gutzmer) French of Monroe.  

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Robert French; and sister Donna Severson.  

A Celebration of Diana’s Life will be held at a later date. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.

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Margarete Hermine Schumacher
 94, passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at Eagle Point Assisted Living in Appleton, WI. She was born October 12, 1929 to Leopold C. and Margarete (Holaus) Chocholous in Vienna, Austria. There she grew up amid the horrors of WWII. Toward the end of the war, she met an American soldier, our dad, Alton R. Schumacher, in Vienna. In 1947, 18-year-old Margarete left war torn Vienna, alone, and traveled across the world to the US to marry our dad in Monroe.  

Margarete is survived by her daughter Susan (Gary) Hopp of Appleton, WI and son Alton (Eva) Schumacher in Vienna, Austria. She is predeceased by her husband Alton and brother, Leopold F. Chocholous. 

Mom was proud to get her American citizenship but she never forgot her Viennese heritage as well. She and dad enjoyed visiting Vienna and Austria many times during their retirement years. 

She always said, “Remember who you are and where you come from.” 

A Celebration of Margarete’s Life will be held this spring/summer. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to any local humane society in Margarete’s name. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.

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Lynda L. Caudell
age 78, of Monroe passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2024 at SSM Health Monroe Hospital. She was born the daughter of Hubert and Hazel (Grunitz) Riggings on December 9, 1945 in Sheboygan. She attended Bloomington High School. Lynda married Garen Waddell, together they had two sons. She was later united in marriage to Howard Caudell.

Lynda was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor’s Catholic Church for many years. She worked in healthcare, caring for the elderly in their homes.

Lynda is survived by her sons, Bryan (Georgia) Waddell of Monroe and Scott G. Waddell of Rockford; brother, Chris Riggings; and niece, Katie Joda Perry.

A Celebration of Lynda’s Life will be held at a later date. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family. 

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Peggy L. Rote
age 56, of Monroe passed away after a short battle with leukemia on April 25, 2024 at the SSM Health Hospice Home. She was born on March 22, 1968 the daughter of Richard “Dick” and Grace “Penny” (Schumacher) Rote. She graduated from Orangeville High School. Peggy went on to receive her Teaching Degree from UW Wisconsin.

Peggy worked at Newell Rubbermaid in Freeport for 32 years, where she was the manager of Accounts Receivable. She enjoyed traveling, she took several trips with her parents and for work. Her favorite destination she traveled to was Arcadia National Park. Peggy took great pride in her garden growing fruits, vegetables, and tending to her flowers. She also lovingly cared for her parents for several years in their later years.

Peggy is survived by her loyal companions, her cats; brothers, Richard (Pam) Rote of Davis, IL, Randall (Lorinda) Rote of Durand, IL, Ralph “Toby” (Jean) Rote of Janesville and Royce (Cindy) Rote of Fort Worth, TX; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, April 29, 2024 at 12:00 PM at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will follow at Dakota
 Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the Green County Humane Society.

A visitation will be held on Monday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.

Peggy’s family would like to extend a special thanks to Diane Lloyd and Sara Leutenegger for all their loving care while Peggy was ill.  


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LaVern Isely
age 89, of Monroe passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. He was born July 3, 1934 in Jordan Center, Wisconsin, the son of Ralph Isely and Helen (Voegeli Isely) Keefer. He attended Jordan Center School. After school LaVern enlisted in the U.S. Air Force on April 1, 1955. During his time in Air Force LaVern took and passed his GED test. After graduating from Electronics School at Keesler AFB in Biloxi, Mississippi as a Radar Maintenance person, he was stationed at Chanute AFB in Rantoul, Ill. He served a year in Korea from 1957 to 1958; until his honorable discharge in December, 1958. While in the Air Force he attained the rank of Airman 1st Class.

LaVern married Linda Coole on September 19, 1959 in Monroe, WI. Together they dairy farmed in Blanchardville and Albany for 20 years; retiring to Monroe March, 1980. He enjoyed his years on the farm. Over the years he wrote many letters to the editor, other articles to magazines, letters to politicians, as well as being active in politics and participating in radio call-in shows. LaVern also enjoyed spending time with family and friends, taking walks with his wife, and the Balloon Rally. He and his wife, Linda both enjoyed using the Monroe Public Library because education is an ongoing process. Over the years, they also enjoyed some traveling. When his daughter was in the Army, stationed in Germany, LaVern and Linda spent three weeks in Europe. LaVern was a former member of Common Cause, Public Citizen and the NFO. He was also a lifetime member of the VFW Post 2312 in Monroe.

He is survived by his wife, Linda; daughter, Laura Isely (Norman Pratt) of Brodhead; two grandsons, Eric and Phillip Boyd; two step-grandsons, Kenneth and Arron Pratt; sister, Delores “Tessie” Bernet of Monroe; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father and step-mother, Ralph and Arlene Isely; his mother and step-father, Helen and Charles Keefer; brother, Allen (Betty) Isely; sister, Juanita (Fred) Brandt; and brother-in-law, Alvin Bernet.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, May 6, 2024 at 11:00 AM at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home with Pastor Mary Gafner officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery with Military Honors.  

A visitation will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2024 from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM with a continued visitation on Monday from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the funeral home.

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

LaVern will be sadly missed.  


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Nanette O'Berem
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Nanette Lorraine O'Berem on April 7th, 2024 at her home in Monticello, WI. 

Nanette was born on December 6th, 1951 in East Los Angeles, CA. She married her high school sweetheart, Mike O’Berem on February 14, 1970 in Alhambra, CA. After the birth of her son, Christopher, they moved to Monroe, WI. 

She was a teacher's assistant at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in the Monroe School District and worked full time with children with learning disabilities. Outside of work she enjoyed gardening, creating stained glass art, reading, spending time with friends and family. 

She is survived by husband Mike O'Berem, son Christopher O'Berem, daughter-in-law Holly O'Berem, grandchildren Damon, Skyla and Fletcher, sister Randi Gibson, brothers Steven and Cliff Ahumada, Uncle Raymond (Pat) Kubly and cousins Ryan Kubly, Tim and Hillary Singleton, Craig and Peggy Singleton, Ron Singleton, and Cheri Singleton Beam. 

She was preceded in death by Father Frank Ahumada, Step Mother Peggy Ahumada, Birth Mother Naomi Haas, sister Roxann Celino, Aunt Shirley Kubly, Uncle Stan Singleton and Aunt Beverly Singleton.

Funeral services will be held on May 15th, 2024, at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home visitation from 2pm to 4 pm with service to follow officiated by Pastor Tim Singleton. 

The family extends their gratitude to her doctors and nurses at UW Madison Hospital and Clinic for their wonderful care. As well a special thank you to her loving friends that have been by her side throughout the years. 

Memorials in Nanette’s name may be made to:
https://www.rheumresearch.org
https://www.arthritis.org




Jason Michael Reamer
age 37, of Monroe passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, April 25, 2024. He was born the son of Michael Reamer and Joan Kuhn on August 24, 1986 in Dane County. He was a graduate of Waupaca High School. Jason most recently had worked for Monroe area cheese factories. He enjoyed watching the Brewers and Packers. He also enjoyed playing videogames with his boys and spending time with them. 

He is survived by his sons, Koltin and Kamrin; father, Michael Reamer; mother, Joan Kuhn; half-brother, Billy; and the mother of his children, Ardeana Wallgren. 

A Celebration of Jason’s life will be held later this summer. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be made to the family at: shriner111.com. 


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Carla Hartwig’s
strength and stubbornness finally gave out the evening of May 8, dying of Congestive Heart Failure at SSM Health Monroe. Born and raised in Monroe, our mom never wanted to survive 80 and be a burden on us dying just short of her 87th birthday, June 6. Born and raised in Monroe, mom graduated from MHS Class of 1955. School is where she also met our father, Tom.

Life changed greatly after a stroke in July, 2021, when she needed to give up golf. Our parents played golf together every Friday for decades at the Monroe Country Club, where we children learned golf and manners. In her later years, she greatly enjoyed golfing with her friends at Edelweiss Chalet Country Club. Entering heaven with new knees, a hip and a shoulder, broken when she fell off her new bike at 78, hopefully she still has a “hot” putter.

Mom was very active in Girl Scouts and proud to be a 50+ year member of Monroe Woman’s Club. She looked forward to working on Christmas Stocking or planting flowers on the Square every year. Mom attended her final meeting a week before she died. She greatly missed the days of the silver coffee urn and white gloves of the past, and would sadly comment on the “changing of the times.” She was recognized with several Woman’s Club state awards for her knitting projects.

After we put our father in a nursing home in 2008, we wanted to keep mom busy and started our company, 3Sisters. During the past 16 years, mom has sewn and sold over 1,000 pairs of mittens made from recycled sweaters. Our company success in part is due to her beautiful work.

Mom will be missed by many including her 5 T’s - Teri, Monroe, Tracy (David ) Jones, Lenexa, KS, Trish(Kurt) Roman, Verona, WI, Tiffany (Kyhl) Thomson, Le Sueur, MN and Tim (Sara) Hartwig, Allen, TX. When talking to friends in her later years, she often referred to us by the state where we resided, so some may be surprised we have names. Mom was so proud of the accomplishments of her grand-children – Lizzy Jones Jaudon, Eric Jones, Quincy and Pierson Roman, Zack and Zoe Thomson and Harper Hartwig. She is also survived by her 16-year old Shih Tzu, Lily, the best dog in the world. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Tom, parents – Edwin and Vera Dallman and brother, Phillip. 

Mom loved taking car rides and seeing people in the community - whether it was honking at Kurt for a treat at Backerei Kline or eating lunch at Baumgartner’s, where her life was once saved when Chris performed the Heimlich maneuver on her, she wanted to see people She loved baking holiday sugar cookies and taking them to friends at Astor. 

We would like to thank mom’s neighbors, who have been a tremendous support to her – Kathy and Bob Reffue, Carol and Jon Rufenacht, Larry Rood, Dan Krahenbuehl, Jo Hawthorne and Tom Miller. Many thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff of SSM Health Monroe, the New Glarus Home and grand-daughter, Quincy, a nurse at Meriter. Memorials can be made to Monroe Christmas Stocking Fund or Operation Smile (www.operationsmile.org).

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2024 at noon 12:00 PM at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home.  A visitation will be held on Saturday from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the funeral home.  Condolences may be sent to the family at shriner111.com.


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Justin F. Kranig
age 47, of Monroe passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 14, 2024. He was born to Larry and Alice (Nussbaum) Kranig on April 20, 1977. Justin graduated from Monroe High School. On June 17, 2006, Justin married Jenee Seffrood. Together, they raised two wonderful children, Ella and Griffin, who were the center of Justin's world. 

Justin worked at Monroe Sign Design, where he worked alongside his father and Elaine Rose, a longtime employee. An avid outdoorsman, Justin was a member of the South-Central WI Archers, Marshall Bluff Archers, and Argyle Rod & Gun Club. He enjoyed hunting, riding his motorcycle, and loved the time spent outdoors.

Justin is survived by his wife, Jenee; his children, Ella and Griffin, all of Monroe; his parents, Larry and Alice Kranig of Browntown; his siblings, Ann (Bryan) Doyle and Andrew (Jenna) Kranig, all of Monroe; nieces and nephew, Lyla and Stella Doyle and Rhett Kranig all of Monroe; and extended relatives and friends. 

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, May 20, 2024 at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home at 11:00 AM with Pastor Mary Gafner officiating.  

A visitation will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2024 from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be donated to Justin’s children for their education.  

Justin's service will also be available via livestream at the link below:
https://webcasts.lifetributes.com/1318631

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Nina Kanyeva
84, of Monroe passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2024 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. She was born in Ukraine four days after the outbreak of World War II. She saved her mother’s life twice during her preschool years in a Nazi slave labor camp outside Berlin. Repatriated to Ukraine after the war, she and her mother survived Stalin’s mass starvation campaign against Ukrainians by fleeing to Siberia. Later, they returned to Ukraine and took up residence in an abandoned warehouse with a dirt floor. Overcoming these hardships, Nina graduated from a music academy and taught piano in Siberia’s Far East and later Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, where she met and married the late Volodymyr Kanyev, another talented pianist. After retiring on a $300 per year pension, Nina enjoyed touring Germany as part of a Ukrainian choir. She emigrated to the United States in 2004 to live with her daughter in Monroe, Wisconsin and Wellington, Florida. Shortly after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2022, Nina gave a benefit concert which raised over $3,000 in support of World Food Kitchen’s efforts to feed Ukrainian refugees.

Nina is survived by three daughters, Olena Kiselyova of Fitchburg, Iryna Iegorova of Mahmultar, Turkey, and Natasha Patterson of Monroe, as well as six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She is further survived by two sisters, Alla Barsukova and Valentina Raikina both of Ukraine.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, May 20, 2024 at Noon 12:00 PM at Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor John Tabaka officiating. A private family burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery.

Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.  

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Myrtle “Mert” A. Melland
age 85, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2024 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born the daughter of Frederick Earl and Alice (Clarke) Seffrood on September 16, 1938 in South Wayne, WI. Mert has a very close relationship with her grandmother Mary Frances Seffrood (Underhill), she considered her “Mom.” Myrtle attended Porter Elementary and graduated from Black Hawk High School in 1956.

She was a life time member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in South Wayne. She was in the first class for confirmation at the church. She was active in the Ladies Aide for the church for many years. Preparing for funeral luncheons for many years.

She married her high school sweetheart and love of her life Calvin L. Melland on October 25, 1958 at the East Wiota Lutheran Church. They lived in the South Wayne area their whole life. They farmed for many years on the Chapman homestead just south of town. She stayed home to raise five children. Later in life she worked as a teacher’s aide at Black Hawk with students that needed one on one teaching. She gave them that motherly love and they thrived. She worked at numerous businesses in Monroe. Deli Manager at Pic N Save, Alp and Del, Swiss Colony and opened her own cheese store in Mount Horeb. One of her best qualities was being a mother and grandma. The love she had for her grandchildren was beyond incredible. Then she became a great-grandmother and became even more loving.

Mert and Cal have always had an open-door policy. Being third oldest of 7 brothers she was a mother figure to most of them. Rumor has it that Emil Seffrood moved into their apartment before they returned from their honeymoon. Her brother Gary Seffrood lived with them growing up with her children. Taking in numerous teens thru the years that stayed for an extended time. Jim Lehman (Squawk), Jeff Meyer (Spriket), Chuck Brady, and Doug Busch to name a few. All still loved like family. She never wanted anyone to feel alone in this world. Maybe the reason they stayed was because of her awesome cooking! You never left hungry when you left their house. The wood stove was always going strong to keep everyone warm. Sometimes a little too warm. They loved to travel taking many trips with Lester and Marjorie Mau. Her and Calvin loved feeding and watching the birds outside the window in the sitting room. Cardinals were her favorite bird to watch. Mert will be remembered as the best sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother to all of us. She was a selfless, caring, and kind hearted woman and will be missed each and every day by her family.

Mert is survived by her husband, Calvin of South Wayne; son, Allen (LeeAnn) Melland; daughters, Julie (Mike) Vondra of Platteville and Lorraine (Scott Neuenschwander) Melland of South Wayne; daughter-in-law, Jill Melland; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; Barb Sanders (Phillips) was like her third daughter; brothers, Wesley (Rose) Seffrood of Chicago, Il, Emil (Shirley) Seffrood of Monroe, Ed (Shirley) Seffrood, and Gary (Linda) Seffrood all of South Wayne; sisters-in-law, Winogene Everson of Monroe, Juanita (Jeff) Kant of South Wayne, Carol Seffrood; Patricia Seffrood, and Dorothy Seffrood all of Monroe; and many nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents, Frederick and Mary Frances (Underhill) Seffrood; parents-in-law, Victor and Dorothy (Johnson) Melland; brother, Leroy, Elton, and Ivan Seffrood; brothers-in-law, Walter and his wife Lois Melland and Alvin Melland; sister-in-law, Muriel Holverson and her husband Roy Holverson, Marjorie Mau and her husband Lester Mau, and Romona Denure and her husband Kenny Denure; nephews, Joseph Seffrood and Kevin Holverson; great-nephew, Bryant Gabioud; and great-niece, Devon Gabioud.  

Her greatest loss in life was the death of her two children. Her son Thomas “Tommy” Melland in 2016 and Jerry Melland in 2023. A pain she never fully recovered from. We know she is at peace now that she can be with them in eternity.  

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will follow at East Wiota Cemetery.  

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2024 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the church and on Wednesday from 10:00 AM until the time of service. 


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Jacqueline Carol Williams
age 77, of Monroe passed away on Friday, May 24, 2024 at Community Living Home Options. She was born on January 27, 1947 the daughter of Chester and Ethel (Timm) Pinnow. She graduated from Juda High School. On April 9, 1967 she married James Williams; he preceded her in death in 1994.

Jacqueline worked at Swiss Colony for many years. She later owned and operated Country Care Adult Family Home for 20 years until she retired in 2017. Jacqueline loved horses and dogs her whole life. She found the most joy spending time with her family. 

Jacqueline is survived by her children, James (Jodi) Williams, Julie (Lloyd) Johann, and Michele (Vance) Hartwig; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Patricia Bittner and Marilyn.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters and brothers.  

A Celebration of Jacqueline’s Life will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2024 from 12:00 PM Noon until 2:00 PM at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home.  


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Steven John Reese
68 of Madison died unexpectedly May 24, 2024 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Madison. He was born September 16, 1955 in Dodgeville, WI, the son of John (Jack) Reese and Alice (Espeseth) Reese.

After graduating from Monroe High School Class of 1973, he earned degrees from UW Madison and UW Stout in Vocational Rehabilitation. Steve was employed by the State of Wisconsin in the Vocational Training department, after many years of dedicated service, he recently retired.

Steve was a steady and loving support to his family and was admired for his calm, caring and thoughtful demeaner. He will be greatly missed as a brother, uncle, great uncle and cousin to many. Steve had many cherished Madison friends as well as fellow classmates and kept in contact with many. He dearly loved his older rescue dog, Chase, they were inseparable, taking many walks together, they were always side by side.

Survivors include sisters Susan (Paul) Barrett, Sandy Tooley, both of Monroe, brother James Reese of Browntown, Aunt Irene Sheppard, Rochester, MN, along with many cousins, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by mother Alice, father Jack, brother- in-law Robert Tooley and nephew Reese Tooley.

A Celebration of Life will be held 3:30 pm, Sunday, June 30 at Monroe Arts Center, 1315 11th Street, Monroe, WI.

Memorials may be directed to the Green County Humane Society, N3156 Hwy 81, Monroe, WI 53566 or shelter@greencountyhumane.org



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