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(Victoria) Jean Wuthrich
age 91 of Monroe died Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Graceland Manor.
She was born May 11, 1923 at Monroe Deaconess Hospital in Monroe to Victor and Florene (Heise) Corson, and spent her childhood in Brandon, WI, Orangeville, IL and Monroe, WI. After moving to Monroe in 1935, the family lived in the house that her great-grandfather constructed in 1859. She was a graduate of Monroe High School, and served in the U.S Navy during World War II. She achieved the rank of Yeoman 1st class, and honorably discharged in October 1945. Jean and Roger Wuthrich were united in marriage May 28, 1947 at St. John’s Church in Monroe.
She owned and operated Jean’s Dance School from 1946-1960, and also worked for her father who owned Green County Abstract Company. In 1961, Jean worked for Ralph Kundert, Green County Treasurer, and became Deputy Green County Treasurer for Frank Wyss. She was appointed Green County Treasurer in February 1975 to complete Frank Wyss’s term of office, and went on to serve in the Treasurer’s position until her retirement in 1988. She also served as Associate Treasurer at Turner Hall from 1996-1998
She was a member of St. Omar Chapter #90 Order of Eastern Star, Green County Republican Women, Republican Party of Green County, American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, Wisconsin County Treasurer’s Association Lifetime Member, and Wisconsin Property Lister’s Association. She was a member of the Monroe Turn & Schwing Club for twenty-five years, and served several years as the Junior Tumbling Instructor. Jean was a member of the Universalist Church, a member of the church choir, and a Sunday School teacher.
Jean loved dancing, and after her retirement, taught line-dance at the Monroe Senior Center. She also enjoyed spending time with her sewing, knitting, and crocheting projects.
Surviving is her husband, Roger of Monroe, daughters Candace Walker and Hollie (Dennis) Pickett both of Monroe, grandchildren Dennis (Misty) Pickett of Wylie, Texas, Amanda Field of Monroe, Tashonarae (Ben) Smith of Monroe, six great-grandchildren, cousin Donald Hannah of San Jose, California and cousin Guy Purdy of Aurora, Colorado. She was preceded in death by her mother in 1969, father in 1973, aunt Jeanette Hannah, and cousin Bobby Hannah.
Final arrangements are being handled by Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home. Per Jean’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. A celebration of Jean’s life will be held at the American Legion, 1627 12th Avenue, Monroe, Thursday, June 26th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. A memorial fund has been established for Monroe Clinic Hospice.
Richard L. Thompson
age 67 of Monroe, passed away on Friday, June 20, 2014 at Pleasant View Nursing Home after a long battle with cancer. He was born on November 3, 1946 in Monroe, the son of Merlin Thompson and Mayona (Rear) Johnson and graduated from Monroe High School.
Richard entered the U.S. Army in Jan. 1966 and was trained as a Combat Engineer in Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri and was then stationed at Ft. Bliss, Texas with the 31st Engineers. In January of 1967 his unit was sent to Vietnam and they were renamed the 39th Combat Engineer Battalion. He was honorably discharged in December 1967.
He worked for the Monroe U.S. Postal Service for 20 years and was an excellent carpenter. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Monroe, Loyal order of Moose Lodge #754 and VFW.
Richard married Connie Becker in 1971 in Monroe and had 3 children. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, his family and friends.
Surviving are his mother, Mayona (Rear) Johnson; son, Richard M. Thompson; daughters, Carrie Thompson and Corrie Gilbertson all of Monroe and 5 grandchildren; brothers, Ronald L. (Debra) Thompson of Monroe, Rodger L. Thompson of Roanoke, TX; sisters, Rhonda M. (Gary) Rufenacht of Monroe, and Renita M. (Patrick) Coyle of Cross Plains; nephews, Ryan Meinert, of Davis, IL; Kevin Meinert of Monroe, nieces, Michelle (Casey) Phillips of Monroe, Amanda (Tommy) Ingwell of Mineral Point and Amber Thompson of Sun Prairie.
Richard was preceded in death by his father, Merlin Thompson and a brother, Merlin Thompson Jr.
Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 on Wednesday, June 25th at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr., and 18th Avenue, Monroe with a Moose Lodge Service at 7:00 p.m.
There will be a private burial with family at a later date.
Hazel G. Miller
age 95, of South Wayne, died on June 26, 2014 at the Lafayette Manor in Darlington. She was born on May 31, 1919 on the Simonson Homestead off Springbrook Rd in Wiota Township, the daughter of Simon and Sena Lund Simonson.
Hazel and Harold “Jake” Miller were married on December 31, 1950. Jake and Hazel farmed in the South Wayne area for many years, groomed horses in Florida, Illinois and Wisconsin and worked at the Village Inn in South Wayne. She was an active member of the Wiota Lutheran Church. Hazel is survived by sister, Clara Johnson, Ripon, Wisconsin, 5 foster children and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Jake in 2000, 2 brothers and 3 sisters. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the East Wiota Lutheran Church with Rev. Luke Smetters officiating. Burial will be in the East Wiota Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the church. Hanson Funeral Home is serving the family. Everyone is invited to wear the color red. Memorials may be directed to Wiota Lutheran Church in Hazel’s memory.
William Ernest Messerli
age 66 of Monroe, WI died Sunday, June 29,2014 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Madison. He was born on August 12, 1947 in Monroe, the son of Ernest and Florence (Welton) Messerli. He graduated from Monroe High School in 1965. William was a semi driver for 40 years. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, spending time outdoors and in the mountains and listening to music.
He is survived by 6 children: Melissa Yeazle of Washington, IN, Miranda (James) Schindler of Monroe, Sean (Amity) Messerli of Monroe, Sam (Jodi) Messerli of Monroe, Michaela (Phil) Mazahreh of Monroe and Ernie (Heather) Messerli of Alton, IL; 12 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild; a brother, Steve Messerli of Monroe. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters, Ellen Keiser and Ann Schrock.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Shriner Hager Gohlke funeral home, with Pastor Rick Haworth officiating. A visitation will be held from 10:00 am until the time of service.
Joseph (Joey) Anthony Stehura
age 27 of Madison/Monroe passed away on Saturday, July 5 as the result of a motor vehicle accident. He was born on July, 3, 1987 in Aurora, Colorado, the son of Ann (Stehura) Koschkee. Joey graduated from Monroe High School. He was currently employed by LFC Construction of Verona, WI. Prior to that he was a manager within the Pizza Hut organization of Madison, where he was also still employed. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his family and friends, his love of golf, fishing and being in the great outdoors. He loved country music, especially Johnny Cash.
He is survived by his mother and step-father, Ann (Larry) Koschkee of Monroe; his sister, Katee Koschkee of San Antonio, TX, a step-sister, Sherri Koschkee of Greenfield, WI; and all of his special aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Anthony (Blackie) and Mary Stehura of Lancaster, WI.
A Memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, July 11, 2014 at Shriner Hager Gohlke funeral home, Monroe with Fr. Larry Bakke presiding. A visitation will be held Friday from 11:00 am until the time of service at the funeral home.
Christian Gregory Wilsey
was born into the arms of an angel at 11:42 a.m. on Saturday, July 5, 2014. Christian was the son of Brian and Lisa Wilsey of Madison.
His paternal grandparents are Richard and Bonnie Wilsey of Oconomowoc, and his maternal grandparents are Charles and Jeanne Schultz of Monroe.
Christian was the answer to our prayers and gave us a lifetime of love already. We know he was greeted in heaven by his cousin Emily Adele Vale (daughter of Tom and Karen Vale) and friend Lincoln Alan Damask (son of Greg and Lisa Damask, Minneapolis). Christian will be cherished in our hearts and loved forever. We are very blessed and changed by his short presence.
He is survived by parents, Brian and Lisa Wilsey, grandparents, Charles and Jeanne Schultz, and Richard and Bonnie Wilsey. Aunts and uncles,Tom and Karen Vale (Schultz), Joseph and Karla Ripp (Schultz), David and Heather Wilsey, Charles and Gretchen Klass (Schultz), and Carl Schultz. Great aunts and uncles, Bruce Hamilton, Hilbert and Evelyn Schultz, David and Marion Schultz, and many beloved cousins.
He was preceded in death by maternal great-grandparents, Philip and Irene Peloquin, and Carl and Adele Schultz, paternal great-grandparents, James and Violet Hamilton, and John and Marietta Wilsey, great aunts, Shirley Schultz, Helga Peloquin, Virgie Peloquin, and Julie Wilsey, and great uncle Stanley Peloquin.
Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church with Fr. Larry Bakke celebrating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family.
We thank our family and friends for their love, kindness, and support through this tragic loss.
Roger A. Pluss
age 53 of Monroe died on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at U.W. Hospital in Madison. He was born on September 28, 1960 in Monroe, the son of John and Emogene (Marti) Pluss. He was a 1978 graduate of Albany High School. Roger and Cynthia Perkins were married on November 5, 2011 in Freeport, IL. He formerly worked for U.W. Madison in the custodial department. Roger was a member of the Crossroads Community Church and their prayer group. He enjoyed playing basketball and watching the Packers and Badgers sporting events. He also liked to play cards especially cribbage and enjoyed going fishing and riding his bike.
Surviving is his wife Cynthia Pluss; mother, Emogene Robieson; step father, Donald Robieson all of Monroe; brothers, Dave (Laura) Pluss of Albany, Randy (Kim) Pluss of Monroe; step children, Jennifer (Wayne) Smith of Fitchburg, Jed (Carrie Davis) Jensen of Johnson City, TN, Jessica (Myron Hardy) Antinucci of Lake City, MN, James (Cathy) Antinucci of Monroe, SD; 6 step grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is predeceased by his father and brother, Allan Pluss. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, July13, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. at the Crossroads Community Church, with Pastor Chuck Lynch officiating. A visitation will be on Sunday from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. at the Church. Burial will be in the Highland Cemetery in Monticello at a later date. The Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral home is serving the family.
William J. Miller
age 86, of Monroe died on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Monroe Manor. He was born on November 18, 1927 the son of William A. and Lydia (Fritsch) Miller. William graduated from Monroe High School and U.W. Whitewater.
William served in World War II from October 1945 – April 1947.
William was an English teacher, worked for Ipson Ceramics as a Ceramic Designer and later worked for the Swiss Colony in the packing department.
William was a member of the Monroe Bible Church serving on the church board and teaching Sunday school for many years. He also enjoyed photography and art.
He is survived by his sister, Doris L. Hendrickson of Monroe, niece, Susan Hendrickson of Kenosha, and nephew, Daniel (Debra) Hendrickson of Monroe.
He is predeceased by his parents.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 18, 2014 at 12:00 noon at the Monroe Bible Church with Pastor Dan Krahenbuhl officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at the church.
Memorials may be directed to the Salvation Army, Monroe Bible Church or the Monroe Fund in William’s memory.
Margaret L. Kubly
age 91, of Monroe, died on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Agrace Hospice in Fitchburg. She was born in Darlington, on October 7, 1922 the daughter of Alfred and Emma Glanzman.
Margaret and Burnett J. Kubly were married on June 6, 1942 at Immanuel United Methodist Church in Darlington. They farmed in Brodhead until retiring to Monroe in1974; she then worked at the Gasthaus Motel. Margaret was a member of the Monroe United Methodist Church and the Women of the Moose. She enjoyed playing cards at the Behring Senior center, crocheting, gardening and canning. She enjoyed cooking and baking for the family, especially at Christmas time. She is survived by her sons, Ron (Diane) Kubly of Brodhead and Curt (Cynthia) Kubly of Antioch, TN; daughters, Shirley Drews of Monroe and Marcia (John) Elsner of Brodhead; sisters, Frieda Wills of Platteville and Rose (Duane) Beach of Monroe; 16 grandchildren, and 43 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, husband, Burnett, grandsons, John Elsner and Daniel Drews; sister, Helen Monson; brothers-in-law, Donald Monson and Royal Wills and son-in-law John Drews. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at the Monroe United Methodist Church with Rev. Randy Booth officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 15, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Monroe United Methodist Church with a Moose Service at 7:00 p.m. There will also be a visitation from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the church on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established in Margaret’s name.
Louis A. Indergand
age 94, of Monroe, died on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Azura Memory Care. He was born on March 13, 1920 in Monroe, the son of Albin and Elsie (Rufer) Indergand. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s United Church of Christ. He attended the Iliff and Bethel Schools. Louis married Dorothea Norder-Buchholtz on May 26, 1979 at the Union Presbyterian Church in Monroe. He was a farmer for many years, then he went to work for Kennedy Construction black topping and his last job was as a painter.
Louis was a member of Union Presbyterian Church. Louis and Dorothea spent many years at their home at Castle Rock in the summers. He loved to visit with family and friends.
He is survived by a sister, Gloria (Charles) Opie of Gratiot; step-son, Robert Buchholtz of Waukesha; 3 step-grandchildren; 2 step-greatgrandchildren; several nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Dorothea; brothers: Kenneth, Brooks, and Victor, in infancy.
Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, July 29, at 11:00 a.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home with Reverend Marilyn Sandin- Ross officiating.
Visitation will be Tuesday, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
June T. (Robertson) Geiger
age 86, of Monroe, died on Monday, July 28, 2014 with her loved ones by her side. She was born on June 13, 1928 in Appleton, the daughter of Julius and Catherine (Janssen) Robertson. June and Leon “Lee” Geiger were married on June 10, 1950 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Appleton. June was a homemaker and was a stay at home mom raising her loving children. June was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church, founder of Swiss Attic Fanciers Quester Club serving as president for many years. She also was member of the Monroe Country Club. In 1993 Leon and June purchased the Monroe Clinic building, donated it to the Monroe School District and helped raise the funds to remodel it to the Monroe Public Library. She is survived by her children, Steven (Jean) Geiger of Monroe, Mark (Chris) Geiger of Verona, David (Val Pick) Geiger of Monroe, Susan (Gary) Becker of Monroe; grandchildren, Jeff (Stephanie) Geiger, Katie Geiger, Shannon (Josh) Golackson, Lindsey Geiger, Michael Geiger, Dan Becker, Jacob Geiger, and Jon Becker; great-grandchildren: Marcus Williams and Mia Golackson; and sister, Jane Ruth of Appleton. She is predeceased by her parents, Julius and Catherine Robertson, brother, Maurice “Maurie” Robertson, sisters, Dolores “Lorie” Kunstman, Mildred “Millie” Welbes, Mertyle “Mert” Reitzner and Mary Mills. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 12:00 Noon at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church with Fr. Larry Bakke Celebrant. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Thursday, from 11:00 A.M. until time of service at noon at the church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in June’s memory.
A special thank you to Pleasant View Nursing Home, Monroe Clinic Hospice, Val Pick, Susan Schwitz and Jessica Pick.
age 94 of Monroe, Wisconsin died peacefully on August 6, 2014 at Oakwood Village East Rehabilitation Center in Madison. She was born on March 8, 1920 in Sparta, Wisconsin, the daughter of William and Martha Rees. She married Alvin Kubly on February 7, 1948 at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Monroe, Wisconsin.
She was a 1937 graduate of Oconomowoc High School and a graduate of Spencerian Business College in Milwaukee. Her commitment to service included Girl Scouts of America, serving as a Girl Scout Leader, Troop consultant and Badger Council Delegate, St. Clare Hospital Auxiliary as a charter member, Monroe Women’s Club, St. John’s UCC Church Council, St. John’s Garden Apartments, Sara Circle, and Eastern Star.
Lucy is survived by her husband Alvin of Monroe; son, William (Myrna) Kubly of Lincoln, Nebraska, daughter Wendy (Lannie) Ratliff of Little Elm, Texas, daughter Dawn (Ron Buss) Kubly of Cambridge, Wisconsin; grandchildren: Paige (James) Flynn, Lauren (John) Pugliese, Matthew Buss, Myles Buss, as well as great grandchildren Ava Flynn, Sohpie Flynn and Jack Flynn. She is also survived by her sister Bette Ufken of Monroe. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, William and Martha Rees, as well as her sister Dorothy Mathias.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Monroe Art Center, P.O. Box 472, Monroe, WI 53566.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Monday August, 11, 2014 at St. John’s UCC, 1724 14th St., Monroe,WI. A visitation will be held between 10:30 and 12:00 at the church immediately before the service. Shriner Hager Gohlke funeral home is assisting the family.
Joyce C. Kant
age 85 of South Wayne and later Monroe, died on Friday, August 8, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Manor in Footville. She was born on April 21, 1929 in Wayne Township, Lafayette County, the daughter of Jay and Mamie (Seffrood) Larse. She graduated from South Wayne High School. Joyce married Mervin L. Kant on October 27, 1948 in the West Wiota Lutheran Church. Joyce farmed with her husband in Wayne Township, also helped with Kant Feed Service and Kant’s lunch wagon. She was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Zion Country Club and area homemakers. She enjoyed dancing, playing cards, and was a great cook.
She is survived by 2 sons: Jeffrey (Juanita) Kant of South Wayne and Mark (Mary Lou) Kant of Janesville; 4 grandchildren: Michael Kant, Doug (Ellen) Kant, Jackie (Joe) Partipilo, and Jenna Kant (Mark); 6 great grandchildren: Tyler, Henry, Stella and Lauren Kant, Giada and Jay Partipilo; 3 step grandchildren, 4 step great grandchildren; brother, Harold Larse of South Wayne; and a sister, Eunice Graham of South Wayne; special friend Clark Lelle of South Wayne. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Mervin and brother, Charles Larse.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, South Wayne, with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will be in West Wiota Lutheran Cemetery. A visitation will be held Tuesday evening from 4:00 to 7:30 pm at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE FUNERAL HOME. A memorial fund is being established in Joyce’s name.
Katherine R. “Kaye” Walters
age 78 of Monroe, WI passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at The Monroe Manor. Kaye was born November 22, 1935 in Elmhurst, IL to Edward R. Urban and Rose H. (Hughes) Urban. She graduated from Leyden Community High School in Franklin Park, IL in 1953. Kaye worked in the food service business most of her life. She loved to cook. She worked at Marian Central High School in Woodstock, IL as head cook from 1968 to 1972. She then cooked at the Elks Club for several years before she opened her own restaurant and catering service, “Kaye’s Kountry Kitchen” in Woodstock, IL. She closed her restaurant in 1986 and moved to Phoenix, AZ where she worked in a Nursery and Floral Shop and then at F&B Manufacturing, building airplane parts. In 2000 Kaye moved from Arizona to Wisconsin due to health issues. Kaye loved people and to share stories. She loved to talk about her family, which she loved deeply.
Kaye is survived by 6 children: Robert W. Herting of ND, Cynthia L. (Gary) Affronti of Phoenix, AZ, Deborah A. (Dan) Powers, of Browntown, WI, Karen (Mic) Navlyt of Woodstock, IL, David G. Herting of McHenry, IL, and Denise R. Baldridge of Phoenix, AZ; a sister, Linda L. (Ed) Wajda of McHenry, IL; 15 grandchildren: Joshua & Kali Herting; Alexandra, Samuel and Jacob Affronti; Daniel, Samantha, Kathryn and Michael Powers; Jason and Kendal Navlyt; Nicholas, Christopher and Katherine Herting; Casey Henke. 7 Great Grandchildren: Mason, Lillian, Daniel, Alice, Zachary, Joshua and Kenzie. She was preceded in death by her best friend and companion of 15 years, Pepper, her beloved dog; her parents, and a brother, Alvin “Bud” Urban.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Monday, August 18, 2014 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, with Pastor Kevin Cernek officiating. Burial will be in Union cemetery in South Wayne. A visitation will be held Monday from 10:30 am, until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the St. Judes Childrens Hospital.
Dawn E. Weckerly
age 52, of Monroe, died on Monday, August 11, 2014 at UW Hospital in Madison. She was born on August 4, 1962 in Monroe, the daughter of Alan and Diana (Weeks) Weckerly. Dawn was a 1983 graduate of Monroe High School and was employed with Greenco Industries for 26 years.
Dawn was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ. She was an active participant with Catholic Charities events. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and her many friends especially dining out. She is survived by her parents, Alan and Diana Weckerly of Monroe, brothers, Alan (Patricia) Weckerly Jr. of Cleveland, OH; Scott (Judy) Weckerly of Nashville, TN; sisters, Brenda Weckerly (Matthew Becker) of Hatfield, PA; Cindy (Matthew) Wilcox of Monroe; grandmother,
Ruth Zumbach of Monroe; and also several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
She is predeceased by her paternal grandparents, Guy and Ferne Weckerly, maternal grandfathers, Orlin Weeks and Ernest Zumbach. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 15, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s United Church of Christ with Rev. Todd Hackman officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 14, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr., and 18th Ave. A memorial fund is being established to Greenco Industries in Dawn’s memory.
Mabel Carol (Pederson Derendinger) Marty
age 82, of Monroe, passed away peacefully, and surrounded by loved ones, on Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at Heartsong Assisted Living, Belleville, guided by the loving help of Agrace Hospice Care and Heartsong staff.
Mabel was born on December 31, 1931, in Iowa County, daughter of Seymour Peter and Hilda Cora (Peterson) Pederson, of Argyle. Mabel attended country school, where she excelled in all subjects, but was particularly fond of math. Mabel received an award from her teacher for perfect scores, before going to work on the family farm. Mabel married Donald Derendinger (deceased) on December 31, 1951. They lived in Blanchardville and had seven children: Louise (Richard) Olson, Donna (Ronald) Brunner, Diana (David) Chaffee, Robert (Anna Shaw) Derendinger, Connie Derendinger, Tammy (Andrew) Barth, and Heidi (Steve Barfknecht) Derendinger. On June 22, 1991, Mabel married Walter Marty, and they resided in Monroe. Mabel was a member of Veterans of Foreign War Cecil Jones Post 2312, the American Legion Post 84, the Moose Lodge, and the St. John’s Church, all of Monroe. Mabel enjoyed dancing, playing euchre, and fishing with her husband Walt. She loved out-fishing Walt, especially when it came to blue gills and crappies, both locally and up-north. Mabel was an extremely hard-worker, as a mother and housewife, and also during her employment at Advance Transformers, Swiss Colony, Avonmore Cheese, and St. Vincent de Paul, all of Monroe. Mabel also assisted her second husband with his former business, Marty Appliance Service. Mabel was a happy-go-lucky, feisty Norwegian and prankster, with a quick wit and a hearty laugh. She had a green thumb; her plants, flowers, and gardens always thrived. She shared a love of music with her parents and siblings and played guitar for house parties while growing up. She passed her love of music on to her kids. She always had a song in her heart, as she sang and skipped through life. She was not afraid to express her opinion or do any job a man could do. Mabel loved people and animals, and both gravitated towards her. She was gracious to friends and family, as well as strangers and passersby. She was selfless and quick to offer anyone help or simply give them her million-dollar smile with a twinkle in her bright blue eyes. Mabel was a role model for her kids. She did the little things, like teaching them how to drive, which assuredly gave her a few white hairs. She did the big things, like teaching them her core values of honesty, strength, and courage. Mabel did a lot with a little, making small miracles every day. Lives were made better by Mabel being a part of them. She will be sorely missed by her family, extended family, and many friends, who love her so very much. Mabel is survived by her second husband, 7 children, 4 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, 3 step-children: Jacqueline (Wayne) Dieter, Jeanette (Eugene) Hasse, Nicki (Michael) Homan, 8 step-grandchildren, and 11 step-great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Mabel was preceded in death by her first husband; parents; great-grandchild Brayden Brunner; two nieces; two nephews; and her siblings: Hazel Pederson, Clifford (Arlene Hendrickson) Pederson, Mildred (Burnett Severson, Art) Olson, Norman (Doris Hendrickson) Pederson, Sylvia (Clarence) Anderson, Lester (Colleen Johnson) Pederson, Maurice (Colleen Vinje) Pederson, Herbert Pederson, Myron (Helen Johnson) Pederson (her twin), Norma (Jerome) Kammerud.
A visitation will be held at Shriner Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home, 1455 Mansion Dr., Monroe, from 4 to 8 p.m., on Monday, August 18, 2014. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 19, at St. John's Church, 1724 14th St., Monroe, at 11 a.m., with a visitation starting at 10 a.m until time of service at the church. Burial will take place at Greenwood Cemetery, Monroe.
In lieu of flowers, Mabel's family would appreciate donations be made in her name to Agrace Hospice Care, 5395 E. Cheryl Pkwy., Madison, WI 53711 , 608/276-4660, www.agrace.org, or the Alzheimer's and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin, 517 N. Segoe Rd., Suite 301, Madison, WI 53714, 608/232-3400, www.alzwisc.org
William “Bill” H. Hale
age 78, of Monroe, died on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born on February 23, 1936 in South Wayne, WI; the son of William and Lucille (Ethridge) Hale. William and Frieda M. Westenhofer were married on October 8, 1955 in Germany.
He served in Germany during the Korean War. William was a warehouse supervisor for Nash Finch Company for 38 years; 24 years in Brainerd, MN and 14 years in Liberal, KS. After moving to Monroe he worked for Swiss Colony. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #754, Cecil Jones VFW Post 2312, and the American Legion. He enjoyed horseshoes, playing cards, fishing, hunting and spending time with family. He is survived by his wife, Frieda of 59 years, of Monroe, children: Rosie (Mark) Prince of Baxter, MN; Patty (Joe) Thompson of Nine Mile Falls, WA; Sheila Hale-Henson of Monroe; J.R. (Susan) Hale of ND; brothers, Richard (Nancy) Hale of Brodhead, Jack (Mary) Hale of Deerwood, MN; sisters, Nathalie (John) Ruf of Darlington, Wilma (Armin) Wand of Argyle; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is predeceased by his parents, son, Jackie Eugene Hale, sisters, Ada Helgeson, Naomi Jensen, Eva Meier, and brother, Roy Rood; and 7 half-brothers and half-sisters. Memorial services will be held at 12:00 noon on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr., and 18th Ave., in Monroe with Rev. Tiff Bates officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
Mary Helen Gibbons
age 96 of Monroe, died Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born on December 30, 1917 in South Wayne, the daughter of Albert and Mary (Rahberger) Wehinger. Mary and William Gibbons were married in Monroe. Mary and her husband owned the Casino in Monticello for many years. She was a member of St. Victor Catholic Church, enjoyed helping Fr. Campion with the Apostolate to the Handicapped, playing cards, fishing, cooking and spending time with her family.
She is survived by a son, Roger (Kathy) Gibbons of Denver, CO, 2 daughters, Judy Hoesly of Monroe and Linda (Phil) Argue of Janesville; a sister, Rosie Craigo of Monroe; 9 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; 1 great great granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers, Frank and Bob; sisters, Margaret Davis and Emma Wenger.
A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church, with Fr. Larry Bakke presiding. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. A visitation will be held from 10:00 am until the time of service, at the church. A memorial fund will be established in Mary’s name. SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Jerry L. Graham
age 62, of Albany, formerly of Freeport, IL, died Saturday, August 16, 2014 at his home. He was born on January 23, 1952 in Freeport, IL; the son of James and Ruth (Enos) Graham. He graduated from Freeport High School in 1970. Jerry married Sharon J. Sweeney on December 26, 1971 in Martintown, WI. Jerry served in the U.S. Air Force for 4 years and the Army Reserve for 3 years
He was employed at Kelly Springfield for 15 years, and later worked for Auto Zone for 15 years.
He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose #754, enjoyed golf, bowling, shooting pool and spending time with family.
He is survived by children, Patrick (Jennifer) Graham and Heather Graham, both of Monroe; his partner and friend, Christine Hartwig of Albany; step-children, Mike (Dawn) Hartwig and Jenny (Rafa) Herrera; grandchildren: Lucas and Casey; step-grandchildren, Sonya and Gavin; brothers, Thomas (Evelyn) Shaffer of Fargo, ND; and James (Debbie) Graham of Hustisford, WI.
He is predeceased by his parents, brothers, Robert and John Shaffer, sister Judith and brother Terry in infancy.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, with Pastor Tom Shaffer officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest cemetery, Albany. A visitation will be held Tuesday, August 19th from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
A memorial fund is being established in Jerry’s memory. Jerry’s favorite greeting was “Good Morning”.
Retta E. Abels
age 91, of rural Monroe, died on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Azura Memory Care. She was born on January 30, 1923, the daughter of Harry and Anna (Zilmer) Burington.
Retta was a graduate of Winslow High School.
Retta and Ted Abels were married on January 18, 1948. She farmed with her husband on county FF in rural Monroe for 66 years.
She is a member of Monroe United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband Ted of rural Monroe; and several nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by 3 brothers, and 3 sisters.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 12:00 Noon at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home with Rev. Randy Booth officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
A visitation will be Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
A memorial fund is being established in Retta’s memory.
Janet R. Schultz
age 63, of Ft. Myers, Florida, died Monday, August 25, 2014 at her home. She was born on January 27, 1951 in Freeport, IL; the daughter of Glen “Tiny” and Joyce (Pash) Long. She graduated from Warren High School and Blackhawk Technical College. Janet married Dennis Gutzmer on December 27, 1969 in Monroe. She later married Dale E. Schultz on September 5, 2003 in Monroe. She was employed by K-Mart.
She was a member of Veterans Club of America, enjoyed playing pool, crossword puzzles, fishing, spending time on the beach and loved to read.
She is survived by her husband, Dale of Ft. Myers, FL; 3 children: Neil Gutzmer, Eric Gutzmer and Michelle (Frank) Bissaillon, all of Monroe; 2 step-children, Kassandra and Allison Peterson both of Madison; siblings: Glenda (John) Heimann of Juda, Judy (Gordon) Grunder of Monroe, Richard Long of Warren, IL and Jeri (Derek) Bender of Cedarville, IL; 4 grandchildren: Ian Rothenbach, Tyler Pandow, Zachary Ringle, and Logan Bissaillon; father and mother-in-law, Everette and Doris Schultz of Brodhead.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Aaron Gutzmer; brothers, Steven and John Long.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 30, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home, 1455 Mansion Dr., and 18th Ave., in Monroe.
Betty Ann (Jenson) Iverson
passed from her beautiful garden on earth to the eternal garden of life on August 26, 2014. She was born on June 24, 1930 to Guy and Minnie (Myran) Jenson in Sand Creek, WI. Betty graduated from Colfax High School in 1949 and married her high school sweetheart David James Iverson, on July 21, 1951. They lived in Colfax, eventually moving to Monroe in 1965.
Betty was employed as the food service manager for Monroe Public Schools for 18 years, retiring in 1995. She also served as State Legislative Chairman for the Wisconsin School Food Service.
Betty truly loved caring for and giving to others. She enriched the lives of those around her with her selfless generosity, strength and patience. She nurtured her life’s garden as a loving wife, mom and grandma. She would cook, bake, craft, create, sew or patch anything, all with love and a smile!
She is survived by her devoted husband of 63 years, David; her loving families: Denise and Allynn Gertsch; Kaye and Brian Larson and their children, Sara and Derek; Lana and Bob Christoffel and their children, David, Greg and Katie; Jim and Anne Iverson and their children, Elizabeth and Erik; Rita and Gary Vetterli and their children, Kirsten and Hannah; Curt and Kris Iverson and their children, Dane and Cade; and a daughter of her heart, Dawneen Hall; 3 sisters: Margaret Christianson, Gladys Knutson and Laila Melgaard; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ivan and Audrey Iverson; many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, a sister-in-law, brothers-in-law and 2 nieces.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Grace Lutheran Church, with Pastor John Tabaka officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. A visitation will be held Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm, at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Betty’s name.
Evelyn M. Bagley
age 90, of Monroe, died on Friday, September 5, 2014 at Monroe Clinic Hospital. She was born on April 23, 1924 in Albany, the daughter of Burr and Emma (Frietag) Bagley. Evelyn was a graduate of Albany High School.
Evelyn was an office manager for Werner Brake in Beloit and Rockford. She lived in Rockford for 55 years and moved to Monroe on October 18, 2000. She is survived by her brother, Robert (Nora Ostby) Bagley of Brodhead; and Loren (Cynthia) Bagley of Clinton; 8 nieces and nephews; 13 great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents, sister; Dorothy Bagley Kesler and brother, George Bagley. Private family services will be held at a later date. Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family.
Jeanette R. Schlichting
age 93, of Redwood City, CA; formerly of Monroe, died on Monday, September 8, 2014 at All Saints Assisted Living in Madison. Jeanette was born on July 6, 1921 in Freeport, IL; the daughter of James and Marquerite (Doll) Hughes. She graduated from Stockton High School. Jeanette married Jack E. Schlichting on September 15, 1942 in Stockton, IL.
She was an administrative secretary for Casa de Redwood.
Jeanette enjoyed sewing, playing bridge, traveling and was a member of Altar & Rosary Society and Womens club.
Jeanette is survived by her daughters, JoAnn (Randy) Smith of Madison; Jan Schlichting of Milwaukee; Janine (Dana) Jaster of Deforest, WI; brother, Eugene Hughes of Elkhart, IN; sister, Sylvia (Rich) Rupnow of Monroe; 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is predeceased by her parents, husband, Jack and son, Jay. A Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at St, Clare of Assisi Parish at 11:00 a.m. at St. Victors Catholic Church 1760 14th Street in Monroe with Fr. Michael E. Klarer as celebrant. A visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the church.
Linda M. Burma
age 62, of rural Browntown, died on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at her home. She was born on June 8, 1952 in Harvard, IL; the daughter of Lester and Dorothy (Kendall) Jacobs. Linda was a graduate of Harvard High School.
Linda and Kenneth Burma were married on April 28th 1973 in Harvard, IL. Linda was a secretary for Winslow Industries and farmed with her husband Ken, helping with milking and chores. Linda is a member of Peace Church in Christ, and the American Legion Auxiliary in Winslow. Linda is survived by her husband, Kenneth of Browntown, son, Brian (Kathy) Burma of Hudson, WI; daughter, Christine (Clayton) Ruegsegger of Browntown, brothers, Steve (Kim) Jacobs, Ronnie (Sherey) Jacobs, and Raymond Jacobs, sisters, Pat (Ben) Vanderpal and Judie (Hugh) Flagan; several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents, sister, Barb Hutchinson and a brother, Lester Gordon Jacobs. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Peace Church in Christ in Browntown with Pastor Wayne Gregory officiating. Burial will follow at Saucerman Cemetery. A visitation will be Friday, September 12, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home in Monroe. A memorial fund is being established in Linda’s memory.
Donald E. Davenport
age 78, of Monroe, died Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at his home. He was born on June 15, 1936 in Santa Fe, New Mexico; the son of Dorothy F. Rose and foster child of Merle and Dorothy (Dow) Davenport. Don graduated from Freeport High School and attended U. W. Madison. He married Dorothy Wald in 1957 in Monroe; he later married Mary Jo Goecks on October 7, 1995 in Elizabeth, IL. Don started out working for Moore Business Forms, then went to work for WEKZ Radio in Monroe, then went to work for WIBA Radio in Madison. Donald decided to make a change and became a free-lance writer and photographer; he authored numerous books, as well as many newspapers & magazines.
He was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, and he enjoyed traveling and writing about his interests in the Midwest; which included lighthouses, trains and many local attractions.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Jo Goecks of Monroe; a son, Phillip (Judy Haight) Davenport of Madison, and step-son, Jeremy (Michelle Young) Goecks of Ashburn, VA; a daughter, Stephanie (Ken) Funck of Sun Prairie; grandchildren: Max and Abby Funck and step-granddaughter, Summer Young-Goecks; sister, Joan (Mark) Springer of Rockford.
He was preceded in death by his mother, foster parents, and a special aunt, Phyllis Brinkmier.
A special thank you goes out to the caregivers who gave special care to Don: Deb Garr, Terri Dunlavey, Kortney Pippenger, Jeanette Carpenter and Jordyn Steinmann.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at St. John’s United Church of Christ with Rev.Todd Hackman officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. A visitation will be held Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until time of service at the Church.
A memorial fund is being established in Don’s memory.
Elaine F. Mauerman
age 86 of Monroe, died Friday, September 12, 2014 at Community Living Home Options. She was born on May 25, 1928 in Orangeville, Il, the daughter of Lester and Mabel (Clarno) Schulz. Elaine graduated from Monticello High School. Elaine and Nathan Mauerman were married on May 15, 1955 in Monroe. Nathan died on October 26, 1998. She worked at Montgomery Wards for 2 years, farmed for 4 years, Advance Transformer for 7 years, then Industrial Combustion for 22 years. She was a member of Monroe United Methodist Church, she enjoyed chip carving, sewing and gardening.
She is survived by two daughters: Debbie (Larry) Mann of Winslow, IL and Linda (Richard) Nyborg of Eau Claire; 1 grandson, Paul; 2 step-grandchildren, Dennis and Tina; 5 step-great grandchildren; a sister, Kathryn Grenzow of Monticello; 2 sister-in-laws, Mary Schulz of Monticello and Pauline Schulz of Brodhead. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 4 brothers: Harold, Paul, Lester and Marion; 2 sisters, Ruth Stauffer and Doris Ziltner; sister-in-law, Lois Dietrich.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Monroe United Methodist Church, with Pastor Randy Booth 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. A memorial fund will be established in Elaine’s name.
Troy A. Gorr
age 18, died on Monday, September 15, 2014 in a farming accident. He was born on March 28, 1996 in Monroe, the son of Todd and Debra (Spooner) Gorr. Troy was a 2014 graduate of Monroe High School and planned to attend UW short course this fall. He worked as a farm hand for Jeff Malkow Farms.
Troy was a member of Clarno United Methodist Church, Monroe FFA, Jolly Mixers 4-H Club, American Hereford, Angus and Simmental Association, and the Black Hawk Sportsman Club. He is survived by his parents, Todd and Debra Gorr of rural Monroe, brothers, Trevor and Traiten Gorr both of rural Monroe; maternal grandparents, Don (Ann) Spooner of Brodhead, paternal grandfather, Jerry Gorr of Juneau, WI; many aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends. He is predeceased by his paternal grandmother, Donna Gorr. Memorial services will be held on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home with Pastor David Busker officiating. A visitation will be Thursday, September 18th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established in Troy’s memory at Sugar River Banks.
Daniel R. Bechtolt
age 80, of rural Monroe, died on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. He was born on January 19, 1934 in Monroe, the son of Earl and Frieda (Wenger) Bechtolt. Daniel was a 1951 graduate of Monroe High School.
Daniel and Doris Gransee were married on August 4, 1956 in Brodhead. Daniel farmed in the Jordan Township area and later worked for Zweifel Construction. He enjoyed spending time outdoors with family and friends and enjoyed hunting. He is survived by Doris Bechtolt of Monroe, children: Scott (Penny) Bechtolt of Monroe, Ervin Bechtolt of Freeport, IL; Don Bechtolt of Monroe, Robert (Alice) Bechtolt of South Wayne, J.D. Bechtolt of Monroe, Carol Knox of Monroe, Lynn (James) Rackow of Juda, Mark Bechtolt of Browntown; sister, Joyce Dunlavey of Freeport, IL; brothers, Paul (Wanda) Bechtolt of Monroe, David Bechtolt of Madison; 16 grandchildren and 17 greatgrandchildren. He is predeceased by his parents, and grandson, Jason John. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home with Rev. Randy Krause officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, September 29th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Richard (Dick) Broge
age 82, of South Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at home surrounded by his family. Dick was born on February 27, 1932, the son of Fred and Lydia (Deeg) Broge. Dick joined the Air Force in 1951 and served his country honorably in England and Germany. On March 8, 1953, while on leave he married the love of his life Jean Marie Ott in Monroe, WI. Dick worked for Simmons Construction, Monroe, WI, and South Wayne Lumber Company after returning from the service. He then formed B&L Builders with his brother-in-law George LaGrange. Dick built many homes in the area and after retirement enjoyed spending his time building custom furniture. Dick was actively involved in his church, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in South Wayne, where he served as President and on the church council for many years.
Dick is survived by his wife Jean of 61 years and their 4 children; Michael (Jean) Broge of DeForest, WI, Steven (Arlene Freytag) of Monroe, WI, Thomas (Marta) Broge of New Berlin, WI, and Suzanne (Dennis Hagen) of South Wayne, WI. He is further survived by 9 grandchildren; Ryan, Aaron (Billie Ann) and Andrew Broge, Andi (Kevin Phillips) and Alex Broge, Josh Broge and Zack, Nick and Rachel Hagen, as well as 2 great grandchildren; Abigail and Lydia Broge; and his special brother-in-law and fishing partner Burnette Burkhalter.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Joyce LaGrange.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in South Wayne, with Rev. Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery in South Wayne.
Visitation will be held Sunday, September 28th from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE FUNERAL HOME 1455 Mansion Dr., and 18th Ave., in Monroe.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to loving and supportive neighbor Pauline Mau and the Monroe Clinic Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Dick’s memory.
The Hanson Funeral Home is serving the family.
Inegene “Inie” M. Lisser
age 89, of Monroe, died on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at Monroe Clinic Hospital. She was born on April 8, 1925 in Gratiot, Wisconsin the daughter of John and Fernellie (Lincicum) McGlynn.
Inegene and Ernest E. Lisser II were married in July of 1944. Inie was a cashier at St. Vincent DePaul in Monroe and retired in 2013. Inie was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ and the Women of the Moose Lodge Chapter #599. Inie is survived by her sons, Larry (Nadine) Lisser of Campbell, CA; John (Karen) Lisser of Corona, CA; Rich (Michelle) Lisser of Medina, OH; Bill (Mary) Lisser of Rochester, MN; Ernest E. (Marie Polar) Lisser III of Appleton, WI; Bob (Stephanie DeNure) Lisser of Madison, WI; brothers, Bob McGlynn of Gratiot, WI; Chuck McGlynn of Brookfield, CT; sister, Betty McKenna of Gratiot, WI; 32 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her parents; husband, Ernest; daughter, Janet Nolty; brothers, Gordon and Jim McGlynn; and grandson, Steve Lisser. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 12:00 noon at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Drive and 18th Ave., with Rev. Todd Hackman officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 noon at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Green County Food Pantry.
Arlin E. Erickson
age 84, of Monroe, died Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. He was born on May 3, 1930 in Lafayette County, the son of George and Frances (Engebretson) Erickson. He graduated from Darlington High School. Arlin married Shirley McConnell on August 5, 1950 in Darlington. He served in the Korean War from May of 1951 to May of 1953. Arlie spent his entire career in auto sales, and founded and operated Monroe Auto Sales for many years. He was a member of Monroe United Methodist Church, Smith Lodge #31 F. & AM., Green County Shrine, American Legion- Zilmer Riley Post #84, Cecil Jones V.F.W. Post 2312, and Monroe Kiwanis.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley of Monroe, 5 children: Randall (Penny) Erickson of Monroe, Gail (Mark) Bundner of Verona, Rodney (Ruth) Erickson of Tomah, Lori (Dennis) Holyoke of Monroe, and Eric (Debra) Erickson of Platteville; a sister, LaVona Quinn of Monona; 12 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Winona Haffele and 3 brothers-in-law.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Monroe United Methodist Church, with Reverend Randy Booth officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Monroe with military honors. A visitation will be held Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a Masonic service at 7:00 p.m. at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home.
Vernon H. Priebe
age 88, of rural Argyle, died on Monday, October 13, 2014 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born on October 11, 1926 in Evergreen Park, IL; the son of Albert and Jesse (Lange) Priebe and attended Blue Island High School.
He served in the U.S. Army from September 1950 to December 1956. Vernon and Carol (Woodruff) were married on November 17, 1956 in Chicago Heights, IL. Vernon was a semi-driver hauling steel until 1969 and then moved to Browntown in 1970 and started farming until retiring in 1991. Vernon was a member of Jordan Lutheran Church, American Legion in Argyle and served on the Jordan Township board for several years. He is survived by his wife, Carol of Argyle, sons, Brett Priebe of Argyle, Brian (Andrea) Priebe of Monroe, Clark Priebe of Browntown, daughter, Joi (Gary) Keepers of Monroe, 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Vernon is predeceased by his parents, 2 brothers, Alvin and Kenneth. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Drive and 18th Ave., in Monroe with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will follow in Jordan Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 15th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Shirley Y. Blumer
age 90 of Albany, Wisconsin died Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at her home with her family after a short illness. She was born May 19, 1924 in Albany Township the daughter of Vern and Blanche (Davis) Jones and graduated from Albany High School in 1941 & Whitewater Teachers College.
Shirley married William “Billy” Blumer on April 25, 1945 at Williamston, South Carolina.
Shirley was the first Green County Dairy Queen, School Teacher in Albany & Brodhead, was a Special Education School Bus driver, served on the Albany School Board, was a member of Albany Baptist Church where she was Sunday & Bible School Teacher, Lifetime member of Albany Historical Society, Albany American Legion Auxiliary for 62 years, Albany Alumni Association, and was Albany & Green County Cancer Chairman. Shirley farmed with her husband on the family farm all their lives and they Co-hosted Green County Dairy Days in 1992 and Wisconsin Farm Technology Days in 2007. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, & great-grandmother.
Surviving are her son, Keith (Teresa) Blumer of Albany; daughters, Rhonda (Alfred) Roenneburg of Albany & D’Anna Blumer of Janesville; grandchildren, Michelle (Jim) Wills of Middleton, Trent (Krishell) Blumer of Albany, Luke (Cheryl) Roenneburg of Cross Plains, Drew Roenneburg of Monona, & Molly (Chris) Babler of Monroe; great-grandchildren, Alex & Aaron Wills, Lauren & Evan Blumer, Owen, Ryan, & Ellie Roenneburg, & Rorie & Carlie Babler; and many Nieces, Nephews, & other relatives. She was predeceased by her Parents; husband, William; and daughter, Jacqueline Blumer. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, October 20, 2014 at Albany Methodist Church with Pastor Pat Soddy Officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery in Albany. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. Sunday at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Drive & N. 18th Avenue in Monroe. A Memorial Fund is being established in Shirley’s memory.
Alvin H. Best
age 94, of New Glarus Nursing Home, died Friday, October 17, 2014 at Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born on July 10, 1920 in Brooklyn, WI; the son of Harry and Alvina (Noggles) Best. Alvin and Susanna Rhyner were married on January 31, 1948.
Alvin farmed in the Brooklyn, Evansville, and Albany area retiring in 2007. He enjoyed reading and spending time outdoors.
Alvin is survived by his daughter, Patricia (Robert Hort) Best of Monticello and 1 granddaughter, Brenda Hort of Alvin, TX.
He is predeceased by his parents; wife, Susanna; son, Melvin; 2 brothers, Ivan and Arvin; 2 sisters, Leota Ace and Illa Keehn.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, 1455 Mansion Dr., and N. 18th Ave., with Pastor David Busker officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Albany. A visitation will be held Tuesday from 10:00 am until the time of service, at the funeral home.
The family would like to thank the New Glarus Nursing Home for all their support and care.
Hans Lehner Sr.
age 58, of Browntown, died on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at University Hospital in Madison surrounded by his family. He was born on October 14, 1956 in Dodgeville, Wisconsin; the son of William and Mary (Felix) Lehner and graduated from Mt. Horeb High School.
Hans and Denise Brunner were married on July 11, 1987 in Mt. Horeb Wisconsin. Hans managed the Valley View Cheese Co-op and was the head cheese maker. He was a member of the Wisconsin Cheesemaker’s Association, and the South West Cheesemaker’s Association. Hans enjoyed watching the Packers and the Badgers, traveling, reading, but his biggest joy was his work. He was a world and USA Champion Cheese Maker. His love of life and happy personality will be missed. He is survived by his wife, Denise of Browntown; son, Hans Lehner Jr. of South Wayne; daughter, Gabriela Lehner of Browntown; brothers, Willi (Kitas McKnight) Lehner of Blue Mounds, WI; Seppi Lehner of Los Angeles, CA; sisters, Mary (James) Meives of Mt. Horeb; and Heidi (Chris) Fannin of Racine, WI., sister-in-law, Deb Lehner of Mt. Horeb, WI; father and mother-in law Don and Goldie Brunner of Mt. Horeb and many other relatives and friends. Hans is predeceased by his parents, brothers, Peter and Tommy. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon, on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr., N. 18th Ave., in Monroe, with Rev. Kevin Cernek officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 noon at the funeral home. Thank you to the Browntown EMT’S and ambulance, Monroe Clinic Hospital and UW Madison Hospital for your help and support.
Mary A. Coplien
age 81 of Monroe, died Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born on April 23, 1933 in Janesville, the daughter of Wrennie and Anna (Vollman) Riese. She graduated from Juda High School in 1952. Mary married Roger F. Coplien on July 26, 1952 in Juda. Mary worked at Pleasant View Nursing Home as a Nurses aid for 28 years, retiring in 1998. She enjoyed embroidery and reading. She volunteered at the Monroe Clinic and Hospital for many years, she also drove for meals-on-wheels.
She is survived by her daughter, Sue (Greg) Arnold of Oshkosh; son, Curtis (Christine) Coplien of Freeport; a brother, Alvin Riese of Monroe, 3 grandchildren: Robin (Jason) Porst of Oshkosh, Jeffrey Arnold of Appleton and Madison Coplien of Freeport; and one great grandchild, Lindsay Porst; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Roger Coplien Jr.; 2 sisters, Alice Wolfe and Helen Rufer; 6 brothers: Chester, Roy, Forrest, Elmer, Roger and Robert.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Zion United Methodist Church, Juda, with Reverend Vicki Brantmeyer officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon cemetery, Juda. A visitation will be held Tuesday from 1:00 pm until the time of service, at the Church. Shriner Hager Gohlke funeral home is assisting the family.