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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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Guidelines for upcoming funerals regarding the current health regulations that have been placed upon us. 

As we resume normal funeral and visitation services we are respecting the wishes of each family in regards to masks and social distancing.

If you choose not to attend a service, we are now able to offer Live Streaming, at the funeral home. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email us at shgfuneralhome@tds.net 
or call at 608-325-4306.

Thank you for your understanding and take good care,
The Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home Staff

Hope Grace Starr
age 75, of Browntown passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at Collinwood Memory Care in Brodhead. She was born the daughter of William and Josephine (Francois) Crosby on October 11, 1946 in Chicago, IL. She earned her GED in 1991 and went on to attend Business Adminstration classes at Blackhawk Technical College in Monroe. Hope was united in marriage to Jerry L. Starr on November 14, 1964 in Milwaukee. 

Hope worked at Prepak and MTX for many years, she later worked at Tele Charter until she retired. She kept busy tending to her big flower and vegetable gardens and canning every year. She enjoyed sewing, reading, camping, doing crosswords and ceramics; she was also an avid reader, she especially liked romance novels. Hope also had a passion for collecting; she found many treasures when she went to garage sales. She also liked to “chase” and follow hot air balloons whenever she saw them. 

Hope is survived by her children, Brian (Lou Ellen) Starr of Browntown and Karen (Phil) Brooks in Brodhead; son-in-law, Ken Henningsen; grandchildren, Megan and Alaina Starr, Jessica (Todd) Noble, and TJ Wright; one great-grandson, Landon Noble; brother, Bob (Sandy) Hermanson; sister, Faith (Claude) Royce; sister-in-law, Ellen Crosby; sisters-in-law, Mary (Bob) Pierce and Betty Peterson; brother-in-law, Marion Pierce; dear friends, Reyne and Stacey Phillips; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, husband, Jerry; daughter, Ann Henningsen; brother, Bill Crosby; nephew, Christopher Royce; sisters-in-law, June Pierce and LaVon Hughes; and brothers-in-law, Eddie Starr and Kurt Peterson.

Funeral Services will be at 11:00AM on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will follow service in Saucerman Cemetery. 

Visitation will be held on Saturday from 10:00AM until the time of service at the funeral home. 


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Mark Brummel
age 57 of South Wayne, passed away on Monday, March 7, 2022. He was born the son of Gregory and Loretta (Rood) Brummel on December 3, 1964 in Minooka, IL. He graduated from Blackhawk High School.

Mark worked at Kuhn North America for 7 years. He was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in South Wayne. Mark enjoyed fishing, golfing, helping his mother with her yard work, and gardening.

He is survived by his mother, Loretta of South Wayne; brothers, Mike Brummel of Argyle, Chuck (Teresa) Brummel of Sun Prairie, and Roy (Tina) Brummel of South Wayne; nieces, Katie (Tim) Look and Ashleigh (Josh) Calaway; nephew, Nicholas Brummel; and great-nieces, Alena and Harper.

He was preceded in death by his father; and sister, Linda Brummel.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, March 12, 2022 at St. John’s Catholic Church in South Wayne with Father Peter Lee officiating. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery.

A visitation will be held from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Friday, March 11, 2022 SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home Monroe.  


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Ronald Martini
age 80 of Monroe passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at the New Glarus Nursing Home. He was born the son of August and Eileen (Elmer) Martini on June 17, 1941 in Dixon, IL, the first of three children. He graduated from Albany High School. Ronald was married to Vicky Martin and together they had two children. He was later united in marriage to Karen Bauman on October 17, 2003 in Monroe.

Ronald was a farmer in Green County for most of his life. After the sale of their family farm, he worked as head custodian for the Monroe Middle School, retiring in May 2003. After retiring, Ronald’s love of farming prevailed. He spent much of his spare time helping neighboring farmers with anything from spring planting to fall harvest. Ronald loved farming for many reasons, one being that it teaches life lessons early. Those lessons regarding the unjustness of nature, the pay from perseverance, the redemption found in faith and hard work, the value of honesty, and the lasting impact of friendships formed through the lifestyle. Farming is a passion, a devoted and honorable way of life that ran deep in Ronald’s heart.

Ronald enjoyed countless hunting and fishing trips with his brother and friends along with traveling. He and his sister enjoyed reminiscing the good old days. Card playing was also a favorite past time with family and friends. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family. His grandchildren held a special place in his heart. From long talks about farming to rides on the lawnmower to giving York peppermint patties and then stealing them away, his most cherished time was with his grandchildren. Ronald was also a member of the Monroe United Methodist Church, the Moose Lodge and president of the Monroe Stamp Club.

He is survived by his wife, Karen; children, Erin (Pete) Blum of Monroe, Shanon (Kelly) Gore of California, Jaime (Barry Sievers) Bauman of Belleville, and Dan (Denise) Bauman of Monroe; sister, Mary Martini of Arizona; sister-in-law, Lynne Martini of North Carolina; nieces and nephews, Lana Martini King, Dale August Martini, Meghan Dunphy, Lonn Dunphy, and 8 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Alan Martini.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:30 AM on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at the Monroe United Methodist Church with Pastor Jeff Meyer officiating.

A visitation will be held at 10:00 AM until the time of service at the church.  

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Ruby L. Phillips
age 90, of Monroe, passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at SSM Health Hospice Home. She was born on December 23, 1931 in Martintown, WI, the daughter of Bernard and Margaret (Mahlkuch) Pickett. She attended Woodford Grade School and graduated from Monroe High School in 1950. Ruby married her husband of 63 years, Gene W. Phillips on October 7, 1950 at Peace Church Parsonage in Browntown, WI.

While attending school, Ruby worked part-time at The Snack Bar, The Grill, and Corner Café. Ruby worked at Swiss Colony for 20 years, retiring in 1992. She enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s sporting events and spending time with her great-grandchildren. Ruby also enjoyed gardening, especially flowers, sewing and making quilts, baking and decorating birthday cakes, and fishing. She cherished her monthly card game with her brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her 5 children, Wendell (Sally), Monroe, WI, Curtis, Monroe, WI, Stacey (Reyne), Browntown, WI, Bradley (Laurie), Juda, WI, and Shelly (Samuel) Pattinson, Sugar Grove, IL; 8 grandchildren: Amy Schultz, Eric Phillips, Adrian Crow, Ashley Barradas, Jason Phillips, Lindsy Duane, Seth Pattinson, and Emily Tannhauser; and 17 great-grandchildren; brothers, Stanley and Gary Pickett, sisters, Delores Hixon, Karen Nyman, Joan Lovelace, and Janet Minder; many cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Gene in 2013; brothers, Dean, Glenn, Franklin and Homer Pickett, and a special aunt, Yvonne La Sure (Pickett).

Funeral Services will be held at the SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE funeral home in Monroe, on Friday, March 18, 2022 at 11:00 AM. Burial will take place at the Greenwood Cemetery in Monroe, WI following the service.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 17, 2022 at Shriner Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM with continued visitation on Friday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service.

Family would like to thank the staff at SSM Health Hospice for their loving and compassionate care.

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Lois Olson
age 92 of Monroe passed away on Sunday, March 13, 2022 at SSM Hospital in Monroe. Born August 23, 1929 in Monroe to J.J. (John Jacob) and Alice (Babler) Stauffacher. She graduated from Monroe High School in 1946. She was employed at Hoffman’s Dry Cleaners as a bookkeeper/clerk before her marriage.

Lois was married to Clayton Olson at St John’s Evangelical & Reformed Church by Reverend Paul Kehle on October 30, 1949; he preceded her in death on July 27, 1991. She lived all her married life in Monroe. Clayton later became owner/partner of Hoffman’s. She was employed in the Commercial Dept at United Telegraph Co. for 35 years from May 1959 until her retirement in September 1994.
Lois was a lifelong member of St John’s UCC, Monroe where she taught Sunday School for many years, and served as President and secretary of the Women’s Guild.

She is survived by her son, Greg (Korene) Olson of Monroe; grandchildren, Diane (Joshua) Brzezinski of Beaver Dam and Todd (Maggie) Olson of Wildwood, MO; great grandchildren; Hannah Brzezinski, Cleo, and Clayton Olson; her sister, Mrs. Robert (Joyce) Stauffer Browntown; sister-in-law, Barb Timm; brother-in-law, Harold Alt; and nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters, Jane Ault and Janet Monehan and a baby brother in infancy.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday March 25, 2022 at St. John’s United Church of Christ with Reverend Todd Hackman officiating.

A visitation will be held from 1:00 PM until the time of service at church. 

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Leonard R. Kallembach
age 91, of Argyle passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2022 at SSM Health Monroe Hospital. He was born the son of Theodore and Anna (Herzig) Kallembach on May 31, 1930 in Sycamore, IL. He was a graduate of Sycamore High School. Leonard was united in marriage to Alberta J. Rowe on December 22, 1956 in Sycamore, IL; she preceded him in death in 2004.

Leonard proudly served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Farmed for many years in the Argyle area. He was a member of the Jordan Lutheran Church in Browntown and AMPI; he enjoyed Sunday drives, picnics, going out to eat, canoeing and horse riding; his trip to Mexico to see the pyramids.

He is survived by his his children, Larry Kallembach, Darrel Kallembach, Kim (Doug) Pierce, Dwight (Jia jia) Kallembach, Lisa Kallembach, Brent (Melissa) Kallembach, Kent Kallembach, and Heather (Justin) Griffin; 12 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Alberta; son, David Kallembach; and brother, Don Kallembach.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am Monday April 4, 2022 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will take place at Jordan Lutheran Cemetery. A visitation will be held Sunday, April 3, 2022 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home in Monroe.

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Michael John Marx 
passed away on April 1, 2022. He was born on New Year’s Day, 1947 in Marshfield, WI. Michael is survived by his wife, Onalee and their two children Matthew (Jill) Marx and Caroline Marx ; brother Joseph Marx of Monroe, sister Barb (Ron) Greenway, Marquette, MI, sister Mary Collar of Moab, UT, brother in law, Robert Burrack and two grandsons, Mason and Justin Marx; and many nieces , nephews, cousins and friends.

Michael graduated from UW-Madison and worked as a registered pharmacist in Marshfield‘s St. Joseph’s Hospital. He then worked in Monroe for over 39 years at Monroe Clinic Hospital, also known earlier as St. Clare Hospital, and as a retail pharmacist at The Medicine Mart and Schultz Hometown Pharmacy.

He met his future wife while working at St. Clare Hospital. He married his best friend and wife, Onalee and their marriage continued for 45 plus years in Monroe. Together they had adventures of raising their two children, Matthew and Caroline while juggling their health care careers.

Michael has touched so many lives in Monroe. He was the voice and face, as a pharmacist, providing scores of patients and customers with their prescriptions, consultations about their medications and advice on over the counter products, which gave him pleasure, and lifetime friendships.

He collected Brewery related items, especially ones from Wisconsin. He was a philatelist, a gardener, and enjoyed traveling with his wife. He always said that his greatest accomplishments were his son, Matthew and his daughter, Caroline. 

He will be dearly missed for his dry sense of humor, his quiet mannerisms, his patience, and spending time with his wife and family. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the staff at SSM Health Monroe Hospice Home for their incredibly compassionate care provided to Michael. 

Memorials are appreciated to Green County Food Pantry, Behring Senior Center Endowment Fund, or an organization of your choice. 

The Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family. A private family service will be held at a later date.

Michael requests that everyone just kick back, drink your favorite Wisconsin beverage and eat some Wisconsin cheese while remembering the good times together!


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Lillian R. Slocum
age 89 passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at the Monroe Hospice Home. She was born the daughter of Oscar and Mary (Nyborg) Larson on November 16,1932 in Argyle. She graduated from Argyle High School. Lillian married George DeNure in 1949; he preceded her in death in 1991. She later married Robert Slocum on March 27, 2004 in Monroe.

Lillian farmed with her husband George, after his death she moved to Monroe, where she worked at the original Kwik Trip, prior to it’s opening. She was a member of Cornerstone Church and the Women’s Guild. She was a founding member of the Green County Genealogical Society. Lillian enjoyed traveling, she traveled to Florida, North Carolina, Virginia and New Jersey to meet Bob’s family, and in Virginia where she met her 90-year-old mother-in-law.

Lillian is survived by her husband, Robert; daughter, Barb Hefty of Madison; daughter-in-law, Ruth DeNure of Monroe; grandchildren: Jodi (Mark) Schmidt, Trisha (Bob) O’Brien, Nicole (Greg) Wyss, and Jeff Hefty; 8 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; step-daughter, Elizabeth Henning of Sycamore, IL; step-son, Mark (Paula) Slocum of St. Michaels, MN.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George DeNure; son, Gerald; brother, Vernon; and sisters, Marian McDaniel and Gladys Huber.

A funeral service will be held at Cornerstone Church in Argyle on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 11:00 am with Pastor Richard Sliper officiating. Burial will take place at East Wiota Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Friday, April 8, 2022 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home in Monroe. Continued visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until the time of the service on Saturday at the church.

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Ellen M. Malkow 
age 62 of Monroe, died Friday, April 8, 2022 at St. Mary’s Hospital. She was born on April 7, 1960 in Monroe, the daughter of Emil and Marcella (Kammerude) Klarer. She graduated from Monroe High School in 1978 and attended MATC for two years. Ellen married Mike D. Malkow on September 7, 1985 in Monroe. She was a stay-at-home mother; who enjoyed crocheting, and most importantly, babysitting her grandchildren.

  She is survived by her husband, Mike of Monroe; children: Jennifer (Kyle) Thorp of Monroe and Christopher (Jillian) Malkow of Monroe; grandchildren: Franklin and Finley Thorp and Carson Malkow; brother, Patrick (Mary Alice) Klarer of Verona; honorary sister, Linda Mueller of Janesville, sister, Mary Kay Logamann of Plattville. She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Fr. Michael Klarer.

  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, April 14, 2022 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, with Rev.Tiff Bates officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. A visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. And again Thursday from 10:00 am until the time of service.

Ellen's service will also be available to watch through live streaming at the link below: 
https://webcasts.lifetributes.com/1205474
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Linda M. Krupke
 age 67 of Brodhead, died Thursday April 7, 2022 at SSM Health Monroe Hospital. She was born on October 15, 1954 in Beloit, Wisconsin, the daughter of Howard and Jeanette (McDonald) Krupke. She graduated from Brodhead High School in 1972 and attended MATC in Madison and U.W. Whitewater. She was most recently a self-employed piano teacher which she enjoyed immensely. She also worked part-time in the deli at Piggly Wiggly and had done freelance writing and photography for the Brodhead Independent Register, Monroe Times, and Janesville Gazette.

Linda was a member of the New Horizons Methodist Church in Footville, WI; she helped deliver “Meals on Wheels” in Brodhead; and she loved to play the piano, garden, go for long walks, and bake, especially for her grandchildren. She brought creativity and beauty to everything she touched.

She is survived by her mother, Jeanette Krupke of Brodhead; children, Abbey (Ben) Wellemeyer of Olympia, WA and Ben (Jenny) LaBarre of Delafield, WI; grandchildren, Jackson and Brady LaBarre, Louisa and Owen Wellemeyer; brothers, Mike (Robin) Krupke and Steve (Wendy) Krupke both of Brodhead; several nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Howard Krupke.

Private services will be held at New Horizons Methodist Church; and a public visitation will be held Saturday, April 23, 2022 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at New Horizons Church in Footville. WI. Everson Funeral Home is assisting the family. Memorials can be made in Linda's name to Great Lakes Teen and Adult Challenge, P.O. Box 250771, 5301 N 91st Street, Milwaukee, WI 53225.

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Myrtle Patricia “Pat” Grinnell
age 89, of Monroe passed away on Friday, April 15, 2022 at Rachel’s Choice, Assisted Living. She was born the daughter of Byron and Frieda (Elmer) Willison on January 12, 1933 in Richland Center. She was united in marriage to Lester M. Grinnell on August 26, 1949 at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Monroe; he preceded her death on September 10, 1977.

Myrtle took pride in caring for her home and her family. She was a member of The Potter’s House Church UPCI. She enjoyed crafts, wordsearches, playing solitaire, reading, and listening to scripture. She was also a big fan of John Wayne.

She is survived by her eight children, Ann Grinnell, Lonnie (Brenda) Grinnell, Keith Grinnell, Robin (Lee) Crum, Billy (Darlene) Grinnell, Dena (John) Newenhouse, Tina Grinnell, and Stacy (Amy) Grinnell; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and sister, Beverly Morrison.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Lester Grinnell, Jr; sisters, Juanita Coplein and Judy Grossen; brother, Victor Willison.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 PM on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at The Potter’s House Church with Rev. Chris Schmidt and Rev. John Putnam co-officiating.

Visitation will be held on Thursday from noon until the time of service at the church. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to The Potter’s House Church. 

The family would like to extend a special thank you to dear friend Cindy Rice, all of the staff at Rachel’s Choice, Monroe Clinic Hospice, and Pat’s many friends at The Potter’s House.

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Howard (Howy) Livingston Keith Waddell III
 passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully, in his sleep on April 14, 2022. Howard was a truly magnificent man, husband, father, and business owner. His mere existence made those around him better and stronger. An avid writer, reader, historian, political activist, and horseman, Howard co-founded with his wife, Amy, what is known as one of the greatest sword manufactures in the world – Albion Swords – located in New Glarus. Using historical information, Howard set strict quality standards for Albion’s sword line, which sent ripples throughout the industry, changing it for the better.  

Howard graduated magna cum laude from Marlboro College in Vermont, with a double major in History and Anthropology. He went on to do social work, where he learned the harsh lesson that not every family was as happy as his. His natural creativity later lured him to a marketing position for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority in Boston, MA. His brilliant and tireless efforts earned him awards and accolades over the years, including mentions in several management textbooks and publications. One of the most prolific was his handling of the 1990 Back Bay train derailment. Over 450 people were injured, and Howard visited them all at the hospital. He also collected any belonging found on the train, and personally returned them to the commuters. The night before Back Bay subway station was reopened, Howard was asked to “pull together some coffee and donuts” for commuters. In mere hours, Howard arranged for the best hotels in the city to set up tables on the platform, and provide a full coffee service, complete with linen table cloths, silver coffee urns, china cups and saucers, and an assortment of delectable pastries for the more than 10,000 commuters that morning. That’s just the kind of man he was. When something was to be done, it was always to the best of his ability.  

Right before founding Albion Swords, Howard was the Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Department of Labor in Washington DC. Working under the Clinton Administration, Howard handled the external relations activities for Secretary Robert Reich, and Secretary Alexis Herman. Again, he earned awards for his work, including the coveted Hammer Award from Vice President Gore.  
He met his wife, Amy, in 1996. For their first date, at Amy’s suggestion, they went to Medieval Times in Chicago. The couple married at that same location exactly one year later, Howard in a full suit of armor, and Amy in a golden 15th century gown. Howard’s sons, Tim and James, served as his groomsmen, carrying his sword and shield. Howard and Amy were married for 25 years, and he never faltered as her knight in shining armor for even a second.

Howard was a wise man, whose advice was always spot on, and whose assistance was always a solution. He was generous in both heart and spirit, unable to say no to any opportunity to help people and animals. You would not know it by looking at his desk, but he had an organized mind, allowing him to walk into any form of chaos, and break it down into something manageable. His intelligence and strength of character were admired by many. He is now in a state of well-deserved rest from a life richly lived; but his kindness, pure heart, and ability to bring such joy to those he loved, are undeniable testaments to the fact that he deserved a much longer life. The world will be a darker place for many, as they crave the light that followed him always.  

Howard is survived by his adoring wife, Amy Christensen-Waddell, and his devoted son, Timothy Eoghan Waddell. He was preceded in death by his loving parents, Howard and Elaine (Nash) Waddell, and his much-missed son, James Kaven Waddell.  

Per his wishes, no services will be held, but donations in his name to local animal rescues and shelters would be very appreciated.  

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Stephen “Steve” J. Teale
age 74, of Brodhead passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2022 at SSM St. Mary’s Hospital in Janesville. He was born the son of Louis and Lucy (Wierzba) Teale on April 13, 1948 in Monroe. He graduated from Albany High School, and then attended UW Platteville, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Education. Steve married Marcia Neuenschwander on July 13, 1968 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Albany.  

After working in the automotive industry for his father, he went on to teach autobody repair to high schoolers in the Loves Park, IL area. Steve was a Director of the Technical College Emergency Service Division for the State of Wisconsin, as well as Fire and Police Science programs. He was a lifelong educator, dedicating over 40 years to furthering education for emergency services throughout the state. He taught for the UW-Madison educating clinicians on lifesaving measures. He also played a vital role in the Wisconsin EMS Association, where he served on the Board of Directors. He worked proudly as a paramedic for the Albany EMS, Town of Madison, and Deer Grove Ambulance Services. 

Steve was also an avid outdoorsman who was passionate about hunting and fishing. He spent hours in the woods and loved sharing tales of fishing and the wildlife he saw. He was also a talented woodworker, building clocks and furniture for family and friends. 

Stephen is survived by his wife, Marcia; children, Heather (Robert Jakubek) Teale, and Marc (Taryn Hall) Teale; grandson, Benjamin Teale; and brother-in-law, Jim Crain.  
Stephen was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Victoria Crain; and godfather, Edward Wierzba.  

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, April 22, 2022 at 11:00 AM at the Albany Lion’s Club with Reverend Bill McIntyre officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in Gap Church Cemetery.  

A visitation will be held from 9:00 AM until the time of service at the Lion’s Club.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Steve’s name to the Albany EMS. 
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David C. Larson
age 67, of Janesville formerly of Albany, passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at Fair Oaks Rehabilitation in South Beloit, IL after a brief illness. He was born the son of Cecil and Phyliss (Pittsley) Larson on August 23, 1954 in Viroqua, WI. He was a 1972 graduate of Albany High School.

David worked at GM in Janesville for 33 years. He was an avid fisherman and liked to go deer hunting. He collected antique cars. He also enjoyed feeding the birds around his home.

David is survived by his mother, Phyliss of Albany; sisters, Tina (Harley) Berra of Brodhead and Lurene Larson of LaCrosse; brother-in-law, Mark Allen of Monroe; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father; sister, Sara Larson-Allen; brother, Jamie (Tammy) Larson; and niece, Molly Eberle.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00AM on Monday, April 25, 2022 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Thickpenny officiating. Burial will take place at Hillcrest Cemetery in Albany.

A visitation will be held from on Sunday, April 24, 2022 from 1:00-3:00PM; continued visitation will take place on Monday from 10:00AM until the time of service at the funeral home.  

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Ronald L. Balsiger
age 72 of Monroe, passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at the Monroe Hospice Home. He was born the son of Albert and Betty (Hafen) Balsiger on April 20, 1950 in Monroe. He graduated from Juda High School in 1968. Ronald married Martha Cline on October 19, 1974 at Apple Grove Lutheran Church in Argyle.

Ronald was a licensed Cheesemaker for many different places in Green County. He was also a welder at Kuhn Knight for over 40 years where he retired in 2016. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Monroe. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, the outdoors, gardening, and birds.

Ron is survived by his wife Marty; daughters, Michele Stewart of Monroe and Andrea Fitzpatrick of Madison; grandson’s, Tyler and Jake Stewart; and brothers, Walter (Rosie) Balsiger of Mauston and Tim (Melody) Balsiger of Rockford. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 12:00 PM at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor John Tabaka officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

A visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the funeral home.  


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Vera Frei
age 86, of rural Argyle, passed away on Monday, April 25, 2022 at her home. She was born, April 6, 1936 at home on the Youngblood family farm in Woodford, the daughter of Alfred and Mary (Youngblood) Westgard. She graduated from Darlington High School in 1954. Vera married Kenneth Frei in July of 1955.

Vera lived most of her life around the Woodford and Argyle area on the farm that she and Ken bought in 1965. They later sold the farm to their son, Don and his wife Samantha in 2012. She was hardworking all of her life her jobs included, Oaktron, Beatrice Cheese, Dorman’s Cheese, and helping do chores on the farm. She enjoyed raising chickens, and was never too far from her companion, her dog, Stella.  

Vera is survived by her children, Robert Westgard of Monroe, Kenneth (Diane) Frei Jr. of Monroe, Mary Kaiser of Warren, IL, Ron Frei of Argyle, Don (Samantha) Frei of Argyle; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and many extended relatives and friends.  

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Henry and Loudon Westgard; and sisters, Violet and Mary.  

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 12:00 PM at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home. Pastor Dennis Perger will be officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Monroe.

A visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the funeral home.  

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

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John M. Rowin
age 71 of Monroe passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at the Monroe Hospice Home. He was born the son of John and Anna (Gehrke) Rowin on June 6, 1950 in Stoughton. He attended Evansville High School.

John served in the United States Army during Vietnam. He retired from GM after 30 years. John enjoyed riding his Harley’s and classic cars. He was a member of the V.F.W. in Janesville.

John is survived by his mother, Anna Rowin of Monroe; children, Kristi Ackerman of Edgerton, Kevin Rowin of Janesville; grandson, Jeffrey Rowin; sisters, Beverly Moen, Ruth (Robert) Kohn, and Sheryl (James) Thorp all of Monroe; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father; and nephews, Mark Moen, Robert Kohn Jr., Matthew Thorp, and Timothy Thorp.

A Celebration of John’s Life will be held on Saturday May 14, 2022 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at Twining Valley Community Room, 700 8th Ave. Monroe, WI 53566. Private burial was held at Greenwood Cemetery.

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 Kim W. Hartwig
age 70 of Monroe, died Sunday, May 8, 2022 at his home. He was born on February 26, 1952 in Monroe, the son of William and Marilyn (Hasse) Hartwig. He graduated from Monroe High School. Kim married Sue A. Peterson on June 3, 1978 in Brodhead. He was a dairy farmer his entire life. When he was not on the farm, he could either be found at one of the pool tables in the county or, in his younger days, canoeing with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Sue of Monroe, his mother, Marilyn Hartwig of Monroe; children: Nick Hartwig of Monroe and Angela (James) McLean of Brookfield, WI; grandchildren: Meadow Hartwig, Tripp and Tadhg McLean; sister, Wendy (Will) Pick of Browntown.

 He was preceded in death by his father, Bill Hartwig.




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Donna R. Severson
age 77 passed away Monday, May 9, 2022 at her home in Monroe, WI after a fearless and well fought 5 ½ year battle with cancer. Donna was born November 16, 1944 the daughter of Leonard “Spike” and Ruth (Wells) French in Monroe, WI. She attended Monroe High School. On April 1, 1962 she married Raymond Neuenschwander. That union produced 5 children and later ended in divorce. On March 13, 1982 she was united in marriage to her soulmate, David J. Severson.

During her life she had various jobs, including factory work, CNA work; eventually she and Dave built and owned an assisted living facility Graceland Manor of Monroe LLC. Donna loved the Green Bay Packers, never missed watching a game, she also loved Elvis Presley, cooking for her family, collecting kitchen gadgets, camping, taking “Day-cations” (gambling trips with Dave) and to Dave’s dismay shopping on Amazon.

Donna was happiest when surrounded by people, talking and laughing. She was a “people person” and could strike up a conversation with anyone. Her door was always open to her family and friends, and if you left her house hungry it was your own fault. She was blessed with her mother’s quick wit and sense of humor – which she kept to the end. She was known to tell us “Don’t take life to serious, you aren’t getting out of it alive anyway.”

She is survived by her 5 children, Jody (Kevin) Hauser of Monroe, Angie Neuenschwander of Monroe, Scott (Lori Melland) Neuenschwander of South Wayne, Vance Neuenschwander of Monroe, and Amy Bates of Monroe; her 2 dogs, Scooter and Hunter; brother, Duane “Butch” (Amy Gutzmer) French; sister, Diana (Don) Westphal both of Monroe; 8 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren (with 2 on the way); and many beloved nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.  

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Dave; brother, Bob French; sister-in-law and partner in crime, Elaine French; great-granddaughter, Delilah Luebke; and her fur and feather babies, Duke, Peppy, Pudgy, and Lucy.

She will be greatly missed by all who knew her, but especially her family.

Family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at SSM Health Monroe Hospital for the care she received during her recent hospital stay, and especially Dr. Dida and Dr. Ahmad for their sincere caring, honesty, and support. We would also like to thank Dr. Richardson and his excellent hospice team for the support they gave us during her last days at home. You are all angels on this earth.  

A short prayer service and a time of sharing stories will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 AM until the time of service on Saturday, at the funeral home.




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John Allen Schmid
born August 10, 1937 lived a full & splendid life until he was called home on May 10, 2022. Married to his beloved wife for 58 years until her passing on June 2, 2021, he too battled with cancer until his body said no more. John graduated from Monticello High School in 1955 and on December 29, 1962 married his sweetheart, Sharon Coplien. He devoted his career to the Air Force having served 22 years where he retired as a Master Sargeant in 1978; at that time, he was stationed in Oklahoma. Then he & Sharon returned to Wisconsin with their 2 girls, Deena & Danelle for the next chapter of their lives. John enjoyed bowling in the Thursday night Albany men's league, being a member of the Masonic Lodge & the VFW, & most of all serving on the pit crew for car #85, Don Trapp Racing. After retirement John & Sharon enjoyed camping and being snowbirds in Texas. Many memories and stories have come from those times that John will tell with a gleam in his eye.

John is survived by his daughters, Deena Schmid and Danelle Schmid, Danelle’s husband Todd, beloved grandson - Tucker, & bonus grandchildren Nate, Emma, Aiden, Kaden, & Peyton. He is also survived by his nieces JoGena Howlett (Tom) & Kathy Pompo (Gary), and his sister-in-law, Marilyn Kubly Schmid. He was preceded in death by his wife Sharon, brother, Eugene “Gene”, & mother Gertrude (Affolter) Schmid Anderson; step father Dewey Anderson; and father Merlin Schmid.

John liked to have a good time, tell a good story, & re-live a happy memory. He served for the freedoms our country and his wish is that we never forget those who served, cherish the flag & our country in solidarity, & to be thankful for all we have; also, have some fun, gamble a little (or a lot), enjoy a nice meal & cocktail, & be grounded in your faith.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 am Thursday, May 19, 2022 with Pastor Jeff Meyer officiating at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home in Monroe. A visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until the time of service, at the funeral home. A military burial will take place after the service at the Monticello Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the Monroe Hospice team for their care & love, & for allowing John to have his dignity in the final days. You are angels.

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Dr. Hushang “Henry” Najat
age 89, of Monroe passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2022, at his home. He was born October 22, 1932, the son of Javad and Farkundi (Escandani) Najat in Tabriz, Iran. He was a postgraduate of Northwestern Medical School in Chicago, IL where he completed his orthopedic thesis in bone grafting.

Dr. Najat was an Orthopedic Surgeon for 50 years, retiring in 2007. He was Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery, a member of the Green County Medical Society, State Medical Society, American Medical Association, American College of Surgeons, and International College of Surgeons.

After briefly practicing orthopedics, he was asked to join a practice in downtown Chicago. Dr. Najat decided to move his family to Monroe, Wisconsin in January 1967 where Dr. Nathan Bear had aggressively courted him. Dr. Bear was a fellow alum of Northwestern Medical School, took a fast liking to Henry and quickly recognized Dr. Najat’s talents, specialties and potential based on his extensive training and accomplishments while in Chicago. Dr. Najat practiced medicine for the Monroe Clinic & Hospital for the next 40 years. He did the first total hip replacement in Monroe, Wisconsin in 1972.

His medical skills and genuine care for his patients saved and improved the livelihoods of countless patients. He was a local celebrity. He would frequently be greeted warmly by former patients when out and about in the community. He loved people and being loved by them.

In addition to caring for patients he also taught senior medical students on the volunteer staff of University of Wisconsin Medical School.

Dr. Najat was not only very gifted but also committed to the betterment and wellbeing of the community. As one example, he taught agricultural safety at the Green County Ag department to educate farmers on the dangers of farm equipment and advised of the precautions one should take while operating the machinery.

He was a Master Mason of Smith Lodge #31 and a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite. He was also a member of Kiwanis for over 50 years working the brat stand at the county fair and selling delicious locally made chocolates for fund raising.

But wait, that’s not all! Dr. Najat was a man of many interests and many talents. He had an amazing green thumb and claimed the largest private rose garden in Wisconsin with an estimated 1,000 rose bushes of various varieties at its peak. He won many of the highest awards for his own roses and eventually became a consulting rosarian and rose judge. He was a member of the North Central Rose District and editor of Old Garden Rose and Shrubs. Amongst his many accomplishments he served as a rose judge for international rose competitions. He was as well known for his roses as he was for his healing. One person once said, “I know you, you are the rose doctor.” He maintained his enthusiasm for roses and was pruning one of his favorite Damask roses on his final day of life.
He also kept bees and donated honey to several local charities including Monroe Clinic gift shop, Monroe Arts Center, Christmas Stockings, Olbrich Gardens gift shop and kept his fan base well stocked!

He prided himself on having attended every church in Monroe. A motto from his home country was “Good words, good thoughts and good deeds.” He lived by these words and was an icon of the community. His great spirit lives on.
Henry is survived by his children, Audrey (Fiancée West Esterle) Najat, aka Mira Portents, John (Jessica) Najat, and Joseph (Melinda) Najat; grandson Robert Miller of Madison and brother, Manutschehr (Marlise) Nedjat of Germany.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Adair Najat.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Hans F. Schmidt
33, Monroe, WI. On May 16, 2022, we lost our beloved Husband, Father, Son, Grandson, Nephew and Friend as a result of a tragic auto accident. He was an outstanding operator, mechanic, welder, farmer and fixer and was the hardest working young man we could ever know and love. He adored his wife and children as much as they loved him.

Hans was born in Monroe on November 3, 1988 to Craig and Ruth Ann. He lived his entire life in the area surrounding Monroe. He graduated from Monroe High School in 2007 and attended Fox Valley Tech as well as Blackhawk Tech, learning more about his love of farming. Hans and Brooke were married at their farm on September 2, 2017, surrounded by their families. He was a man of few words, never one to complain, and was the happiest he could be when he was working around his shop or the farm, surrounded by Brooke, Braxton, Kolt and Oaklee. He will be forever remembered as a gentle and kind man that would drop everything to lend a hand to anyone that needed it.

He had many passions but ATV racing, snowmobiling and farming were at the top of the list. He loved to be outdoors and loved the snow. Brooke and the kids loved to snowmobile as much as he did and they loved their trips up north riding. The hot tub was always their reward for a cold day riding.  

Hans is survived by his wife, Brooke, and their children Braxton Cole Levi (11), Kolt Roger Lee (7) and Oaklee Ann Marie (5), his parents, Ruth Ann and Joe Klein and Bobbi Schmidt, a close cousin, Derek (Lisa) Rufer, his father and mother-in-law, Rick and Tina Barr, his brothers-in-law, Josh (Kortni) Doescher, Brandon (Abby) Doescher, Lucas Barr, his sister-in-law, Ericka (Bridget) Foreman, his grandparents, Ken and Dottie Rufer, Velma Klein, and Marjorie Schmidt, and many cousins, nieces, aunts and uncles.

Hans was preceded in death by his father, Craig Schmidt, his grandfathers, Roger Schmidt and Duane Klein, grandmother, Wanda Blum, and his uncles, Scott Schmidt, Mark Rufer, David Rufer, and Mike Georgeson.

Hans will be missed and loved by everyone that ever knew him and he will live on through his children and the sweet tooths that they inherited from him.

A Memorial Visitation will be held from 2:30-5:30 PM on Monday, May 23, 2022 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home. Friends and family may gather informally at Bennett’s Junction House starting at 6:00 PM Monday, after the visitation. 

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Bruce Robert Ames
age 71, of Albany passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at Albany Oaks Assisted Living. He was born the son of Robert and Charlotte (Zimmerman) on February 22, 1951 in Marquette, MI. Bruce was united in marriage to Charlene (Lyne) Wiegel Ames on January 4, 1992 in Darlington. 

Bruce worked at Advance Transformers in Monroe for 23 years. He was a former member of the Apparitions MC, and enjoyed riding his motorcycle when he was younger. He also loved going fishing, camping and bowling; he and Charlene bowled together on a league for many years. 

Bruce is survived by his children, Travis (Barb) Wiegel, Troy (Missy) Wiegel, Tonia (Tim) Williams, and Tianna (Mike) Colvin; 12 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; his brother, Jeff (Mary) Ames; as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Charlene; and sister, Sue Delverg.

Private family services 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.

Bruce’s family would like to extend a special Thank You to all of the staff at Albany Oaks, for their loving care for the past three years. Thank you for dealing with his bad moods and laughing at his (at times) stupid jokes; but mostly thank you for being by his side at the very end. 

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Herbert G Baumgartner
age 88 of Gratiot passed away on Friday, May 20, 2022 at SSM Health Hospice Home in Monroe after a long illness. He was born the son of Frederick A. Baumgartner and Anna S. Schneider on April 17, 1934 in New Glarus. He grew up in the New Glarus area. At the age of four and his brother Paul age 6 were raised by an Uncle and Aunt, Samuel and their mother's sister, Verena. Their Mother Anna, died a month after giving birth to a daughter Mardelle. Mardelle was later adopted by another sister and her husband Bertha and Henry Hefty of Brodhead.

Herbert proudly served in the US Army, volunteering for the draft on November 17, 1954. After basic training at Ft Leonard Wood, MO, he completed a 12 week course in 2nd Echelon Wheeled Vehicle School. He served at Ft Hood TX and Fort Polk LA where he was assigned to the Motor Pool for Battalion Headquarters servicing all wheeled and tracked vehicles until his completion of active duty on November 16, 1956.

Herbert was very grateful for having had the privilege of being on the Badger Honor Flight to Washington DC with his brother Paul on September 22, 2018. He was a member of the Argyle American Legion Post 251 in Argyle WI. He was a proud recipient of the Quilt of Valor in October 2019.

Herbert married Patricia R. Baumgartner on October 28, 1961 in Gratiot. He was a diversified farmer, specializing in dairy from 1966 to 1991. He proudly owned his family farm for 50 years and eventually selling to his son, Jim. He was a member of St John's Catholic Church in South Wayne and was a very active lifetime member of the FFA Alumni.

He was a die-hard fan of the New York Yankees, NASCAR driver Jimmy Johnson, avid Packer fan, he cheered on his great nephew, Alex Erickson in the NFL, former Badger Football and UW Women's Basketball season ticket holder, and enjoyed watching and supporting the Black Hawk School District and most of all watching his grandchildren participate in their school activities. He also served on Black Hawk School board for several years, served as juror for Federal Jury Duty Service, Supporter of the Community parks in Gratiot, South Wayne and Wiota; and served as delegate and adult chaperone at the National FFA convention.

Herbert is survived by his wife Pat; children, David (Robin Burdick) Baumgartner of South Wayne, Steven (Chrissy) Baumgartner of Oak Creek, John (Kristin) Baumgartner of Beloit, Mary(Dan) Monson of Wiota and James (Brandi) Baumgartner of Wiota; 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a half sister, Barbara Webb of Verona.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson Brett Baumgartner; brother Paul and sister Mardelle Marsh and Father/Mother-in-law, Martin and Mary Erickson.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at St Joesph's Catholic Church in Gratiot at 11:00 AM with Father Peter Lee officiating. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery in South Wayne.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home in Monroe.  

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Dorothy J. Blum
loving wife, mother and grandmother, age 93 of Monroe, died Friday, May 20, 2022 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born on June 7, 1928 in Green County, the daughter of Oscar and Martha (Blanc) Blum. She graduated from Monroe High School. Dorothy married John M. Blum on December 15, 1946 in Monroe.

Dorothy loved spending time outside in the summertime. She enjoyed gardening and tending her flower beds. She loved animals and could often be found taking care of her cats and kittens. She spent many hours walking around the farm and normally had a cat or two following her. She also enjoyed traveling, dancing, bowling, reading and puzzles.

She is survived by her husband of 75 years, John of Monroe; daughter, Jean Blum of Lake City, FL; daughter-in-law, Beverly Blum of Ft. Atkinson, WI; 5 grandchildren: Teresa (Bill) Haymes of Dane, WI, Jenifer (Chris) Sprague of Kildeer, IL, Shannon Dunn of North Fort Myers, FL, Jesse Dunn of Cape Coral, FL, and Ashley (Tabatha) Dunn of Gainesville, FL; 6 great grandchildren; 5 great great grandchildren. She is further survived by a sister, Ann (Tom) Saunders. She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Gordon; 2 brothers, Delbert and Herman Blum; 2 sisters, Rose Carwile and Mary Lou Blum.

Per Dorothy’s wishes private graveside services will be held at Washington Reformation cemetery.








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Jeffrey Ripp
 age 73 of Monroe passed away on Monday, May 23, 2022 at his home. He was born the son of Donald and Beatrice (Marty) Ripp on May 17, 1949. He graduated from Monroe High School; after high school he served in the Army National Guard. Jeff was united in marriage to Debra Scott in 2003.  
Jeff sold cars for over 40 years, starting his career at Marty Ripp Chevrolet and ending it by co-founding R & R Auto Sales in Juda. He loved golf and Wisconsin sports; Badgers, Bucks, Brewers, and Packers. He had a sweet tooth, especially when it came to Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. His greatest joy was his grandchildren.  

Jeff is survived by his wife, Debra; children, Ryan (Ruzica) Ripp, Kari (Dan) Rosenstiel, Brent (Kelly) Ripp, and Tyler (Yanet Alba) Ripp; grandchildren, Chase, Alyssa, Ivan, Ethan, Gavin, Liam, Sophia, and Colton; siblings, Jerry (Linda) Ripp, Joe (Karla) Ripp, Libby Wuethrich, Jim Ripp, Mary Ripp, John (Bunny) Ripp; and brother-in-law, Scott Larsen.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Kitty Larsen; and brother-in-law, Jerry Wuethrich. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 PM on Friday, May 27, 2022 at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victors Catholic Church in Monroe with Father Tafadzwa Kushamba officiating. 

Immediately following the service, a Celebration of Jeff’s Life will be held at the Ludlow Mansion in Monroe from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Monroe SSM Health Hospice in Jeff’s name.

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