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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.
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.
Letha E. Whipple
age 86, of Monroe, died on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born on February 29, 1932 in Avon Township at her home, the daughter of Albert and Elizabeth (Rhyner) Stuessy. Letha and Arthur Whipple were united in marriage on December 19, 1952 at Immanuel EUB Church in Monroe. She was a 1950 graduate of Brodhead High School and graduated from Green County Teacher’s College.
Letha taught at two rural country schools, Coon Creek School in Rock County and Richland School in Green County. She worked at Swiss Colony for 31 years. She also dedicated her time to volunteer work with the blood mobile, Green County Food Pantry, Historic Cheesemaking Center, and the Green County Historical Society. She also served as a Den Mother for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. She loved flowers and enjoyed gardening, baking and cooking.
She was a member of Monroe United Methodist Church, which she volunteered with ladies aide for church events and taught Sunday School.
Letha is survived by her husband of 66 years, Art of Monroe; children, Toby (Linda) Whipple of Muskego, Ranele (Jim) Connors and Randy (Melody) Whipple both of Monroe; five grandchildren, Lindsey (Brody) Plantenberg, Graham Connors, Ryan (Amanda) Whipple, Brady (Larissa) Whipple, and Matthew (Danielle) Whipple; seven great-grandchildren; and sisters, Dela Greenburg, Rheta (Jim) Nipple, and Lorna Mitchell.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and seven sisters.
Memorial Services will be held at 11AM on Monday, March 11, 2019 at Monroe United Methodist Church with Pastor David Busker officiating. Visitation will be held from 10AM until the time of service at the church. A private family burial will held at a later date in Greenwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials will be directed to Letha’s favorite charities.
Walter Frederick Marty
age 93, of Monroe passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Aster Assisted Living, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 25, 1925 in Monroe, the son of Rose Marty. When he was age six they moved to Livingston where he attended school and graduated from high school.
He entered the Army Air Force Service on June 19, 1943 and went through pilot training and graduated as a Flight Officer on November 20, 1944. He was overseas for 13 months in the south Pacific, serving as a B-25 Bomber Pilot.
He married Margaret Louise Dunn at Greenville Air Force Base, South Carolina on May 19, 1945. They had a daughter, Jacqueline (Wayne) Dieter. He then married Margaret Anna Huntley in Monroe on June 18, 1966 and they had one daughter, Nicki Homan. He later married Mabel Carol Derendinger on June 22, 1991.
Walt is survived by his children; grandchildren; Toni (Douglas) Rucker, Aric (Crystal) Dieter, Kelle (Bill) Calvert, Phillip (Brent Landrum) Dieter, Ryan Dieter, Todd (Kris) Hasse, Traci (Craig) Westfall, Travis (Brittany Buchanan) Hasse and 12 great-grandchildren; step-sister, Jeri (Bob) Caucett; and his loving cat Toodles.
He was preceded in death by his mother, wife and half-brothers, Carl and Wendell Wagner.
Walt was employed for 28 years as the appliance service man at Phillips and Smith and in 1983 started his own business, Marty Appliance Service. He was a member of Cecil Jones VFW Post 2312 and was post commander in 1976-1978. He also belonged to Zilmer Riley American Legion Post 84, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #754, and Cootie Pup Tent 14 where he was Seam Squirrel and later district commander. Walt was also a longtime member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Monroe.
He was an avid fisherman and he loved to watch WWE wrestling.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon, Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home with Reverend Todd Hackman officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. A visitation will be held on Thursday from 10:00 am until the time of service.
Charleene E “Chuckie” Breuscher
age 90, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 25, 2019. She was born on March 4, 1928 to Charles and Muriel (Burns) Johnson in Des Moines, Iowa. She met her husband Harvey while attending college at Drake University. They were united in marriage on October 7, 1950 in Des Moines, Iowa.
Charlene had many careers in her life, from being a great mother to her children, Terry and Amy. She also was an English Teacher, an Editor for a paper at Graber Industries, and many more places.
Charlene is survived by her daughter, Amy (James) Carter; daughter-in-law, Amy Breuscher; and granddaughters, Hailey, Kaitlynn and Samantha, all who were her life.
She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Dorothy Holland and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harvey; son, Terry; and sister, Erma.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at Bethel Lutheran Church in Madison.
Visitation will be from 12:00 Noon until time of service at the church.
Memorials may be made to Bethel Lutheran Church, 312 Wisconsin Avenue, Madison, WI 53703.
Kurt A. Fritsch
age 56, passed away unexpectedly, February 26, 2019, at his home in Madison, Wisconsin. Kurt was born to Robert and Glenda Fritsch in Monroe on January 28, 1963. He was raised in Monroe and is a Monroe High School graduate.
Kurt worked for the University of Wisconsin, Madison as a networking infrastructure project manager for 18 years. He had always been active with the members of his community; there are many people who call him a friend. For many, Kurt will be remembered for his passion for barbecuing. He enjoyed cooking for his friends and family and bringing people together. Kurt also enjoyed cheering on the Packers, Badgers, and the Brewers. Above all, Kurt loved his sons and his dog Murphy. Murphy meant a lot to him, and is now staying with his sons Gavin and Ross.
Kurt is survived by his mother, Glenda Fritsch; his brother, Rob Fritsch; his sister Jamie Fritsch; his step-son, Austin Eaton; his step-grandchildren, Nora, Clara, and Logan; and his sons, Gavin and Ross Fritsch.
A Celebration of Kurt’s Life will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 4:00-7:00PM at the SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home. All friends and family are welcome to attend.
Rita Annette Brunner
age 82 of Muskego, formerly of Monroe, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday March 15, 2019 at St. Luke’s Medical Center. Rita was born on August 24, 1936 to Edward D. and Beatrice B. (Anderson) Mulligan in Monroe, WI. She married Richard P. “Dick” Brunner on January 13, 1957 in Monroe, WI.
After getting married, Rita joined Dick in Kodiak, Alaska, where he was stationed in the Navy. Dick and Rita returned to Monroe to take over the Junction House Tavern in 1958, where they lived and worked together until 1974. They later built and operated Leisure Lanes. Rita went on to work at Advance Transformer for 21 years. In 2011, she moved to Tudor Oaks in Muskego, WI to be closer to her children. Throughout her life, Rita’s greatest joy was spending time with her children, grandchildren, brothers and sisters, and family.
Rita is survived by her son Jeffrey (Maria) Brunner of New Berlin, WI; daughter Jodi Brunner of West Allis, WI; grandsons Benjamin (Lara) Brunner and Matthew Brunner both of Chicago, IL; five siblings: Darlyne Daley of Janesville, WI, Verna (Jim) Clark of Rockford, IL, Francis “Frank” (Lou) Mulligan of Safety Harbor, FL, Tom (Kate) Mulligan of Madison, WI, and Jim Mulligan of Janesville, WI; in-laws, Linda Mulligan of Janesville, WI and Mary Ann Brunner of Waukesha, WI; and countless nieces, nephews, other family, and close friends.
Rita is preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Richard P. Brunner; father Edward D. Mulligan; mother, Beatrice B. Mulligan; infant grandson Jeffrey Brunner; siblings: Edward “Claire” Mulligan, Evelyn “Sis” McGinley, Wayne Mulligan, Juanita “Toodie” Zweifel, William “Bill” Mulligan, and Royal and Vivian Mulligan in infancy; and in-laws, Julia Mulligan, Spencer McGinley, George Daley, Terri Mulligan, Duane Zweifel, and John Brunner.
Visitation will be from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home, 1455 Mansion Dr., Monroe, WI. Funeral services will immediately follow at 12:30 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.
Rose Emma Glanzman Beach
age 99, passed away peacefully on March 19, 2019 at the home of her daughter, Janet Beach, with her family by her side. She was born on January 4, 1920 in Stockton, Illinois, the daughter of immigrant Swiss parents, Alfred and Emma Glanzman. She grew up in Illinois and then Wisconsin, where her father was a cheesemaker and later a farmer. As a first generation Swiss American, Rose spoke Swiss German as a child. She was very proud of her Swiss heritage and made several trips in her life to connect with family living in Switzerland.
On April 30, 1944, she married Duane Beach at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Monroe, Wisconsin. Rose was a devoted wife of 75 years and a loving mother. She had three adult children, Audrey Schuetze, Paul Beach (Carolyn) and Janet Beach (John). In addition, she was blessed with eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Throughout her life with her husband, Duane, she supported his efforts to carry on the tradition of the family farm that was founded in 1901. She was a talented cook, baker, and gardener. Rose enjoyed making many kinds of crafts and was skilled in creating needlepoint and crochet pieces. She had a great sense of curiosity about the world, and she loved to travel in the United States and Canada as well as Europe, Australia, and Asia.
Rose graduated from Gratiot High School in 1937. Following that she graduated from Madison Business College and then worked at Wenger and Burgy Insurance Agency in Monroe. She was very active in her church and in her community. She was a dedicated member of St. John’s United Church of Christ where she was part of creating the Hannah Circle of the Women’s Guild in March 1961. She was recognized for 29 years of teaching Sunday School there in October 1980. She helped with many other church events, such as Bible School, Christmas care boxes, spaghetti suppers and craft fairs. Rose was a very strong member and leader in the Richland Homemakers Club for 65 years. She was awarded Senior Homemaker of the Year in 1993. She also was a devoted member and held office in the Monroe Garden Club.
Her most treasured moments in life were spent with all her family. She is survived by her husband, Duane, her daughters and son, all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and her sister, Frieda Wills. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Emma, and two sisters, Helen Monson and Margaret Kubly.
A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 11:00am at St. John’s United Church of Christ at 1724 14th Street in Monroe. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, March 22, 2019 from 5-7pm at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home at 1455 Mansion Drive in Monroe. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established in Rose’s memory.
Carl Eugene Liddicoat
age 82, of rural Monroe, passed away on Friday, March 22, 2019 at his home. He was born the son of Royal and Juanita (Geil) Liddicoat on Setpember 27, 1936 in Monroe. Carl attended Buckskin Grade School and Orangeville High School. He was married to Norma Jean Ault on October 17, 1953, together they had five children; they divorced in 1967. He was later united in marriage to Frieda Mae Bidlingmaier on January 21, 1969 in Monroe.
He proudly served in the Army National Guard for two years. Carl farmed in rural Monroe nearly all his life. He also worked for Moorman’s Feed from 1975-1983, he delivered trucks for Monroe Truck Equipment, and was a messenger for Swiss Colony. Carl was a very active man having belonged to the Roller Skating Club, Stateline Trailblazers Snowmobile Club, Motorcycle Club in Arizona, and the Monroe Senior Center where he played pool (billiards).
Carl is survived by his daughters, Donna (Michael) Mackesey of Monroe, Lois (Perry) Bond of Monroe, Joyce (Keith) Russell of Arlington, WA, and Karen (Darrell Hill) Nostrand of Oceanside, CA; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Aldro (Marsha) Liddicoat of Lakeside, CA; step-brothers, LeRoy Frauchiger and Walter Frauchinger; and special friend, Jacqueline Williams.
He was preceded in death by his parents; second wife, Frieda Liddicoat; first wife, Norma; son, Roger (Ardith) Liddicoat; grandchildren, Kim Liddicoat, Keith Russell, Jr., and Hannah Boegli.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:30AM on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at SHRINER HAGER GOHKE Funeral Home with Pastor Mary Gafner officiating. A private family burial will be held at later date. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 9:00AM until the time of service at the funeral home.
Per Carl’s wishes no plants or flowers, a memorial fund is being established in his name.
James E. Straight
On March 22, 2019 James “Jim” E. Straight, age 74, went home to be with the Lord, surrounded by his family. Jim was a man who loved God. His favorite bible verse was: “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” Jeremiah 33:3 KJV.
He was born August 4, 1944 in Hanover, IL; the son of Bette Kallestad and Charles Straight both of Savanna, IL. He graduated from Hanover High School, in Hanover, IL; and Fellowship Bible College in East Peoria, IL. Jim was united in marriage to Mary Lou Wilkins of Pasadena, CA (previously of Freeport, IL) on January 12, 1963. Together they “went for the gold” celebrating 56 years of marriage.
Jim is survived by his beloved wife: Mary Lou of Monroe; daughters, Tina (Scott) Hatchett of East Troy and Jennifer (Randy) Bowen of Monroe; one brother, Larry Straight of Hanover, IL; five grandchildren, Benjamin, Samuel, Caleb, Daniel, and Hannah Hatchett; one great-granddaughter, Nora Iris Hatchett of Milton; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents, and his brother, Charles Straight of Forreston, IL.
Jim will be greatly missed.
There will be no formal services per Jim’s final request. Cremation rites will be handled with Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home in Monroe.
Marjorie “Marjie” Lorraine Mau
age 86, of South Wayne, passed away on Monday, March 25, 2019 at Azura Memory Care in Monroe. She was born the daughter of Elmer “Victor” and Dorothy Mae (Johnson) Melland on January 14, 1933 in Wiota Township at the home of her grandparents, Henry and Gilda (Erickson) Melland. Marjie attended Cherry Branch School. She was baptized and confirmed at East Wiota Church.
She was united in marriage to Lester LaVerne Mau on November 15, 1950 at East Wiota Church. They farmed together until 1987 when they moved to South Wayne. Marjie loved making quilts for her family; having made one for all six of her great-grandchildren, as well as playing cards, taking trips together with family, deer hunting, and fishing. She especially enjoyed working on her family genealogy and creating all the family tree books. In her retirement years, Marjie was an avid gardener and took a lot of pride in her perennial flowers. She had flower beds that people went out of their way to drive by and admire when they were in full bloom. She had been a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in South Wayne.
Marjie will always be remembered for the loving care she had for her family. She opened her home to “Grandma Pearl” Mau and her own mother “Grandma Melland” and cared for them on a daily basis. She was a selfless, kind hearted woman, and she will be dearly missed.
Marjie is survived by her husband, Lester of South Wayne; sons, Delvin (Mary) Mau of South Wayne and Duane (Pat) Mau of Reedsburg; three grandchildren, Sarah (Jesse) Voegeli, Stacy (Jim) Foecking, and Stephanie (Terry) Plath; six great-grandchildren, Taylor, Garrett and Owen Voegeli, Gunner and Halle Jo Foecking, and Carson Plath; brothers, Calvin and (Myrtle) Melland and Alvin Melland both of South Wayne; sisters, Winogene Everson of Monroe, Ramona DeNure of Argyle, and Juanita (Jeff) Kant of South Wayne; brother-in-law, Roy Holverson; sister-in-law, Ethel Eckerman; as well as special nieces, Lori and LeeAnn Melland; nephew, Allen Melland; and her special companion, her cat, Garfield.
She was preceded in death by her parents; parents-in-law, Pearl and Chester Mau; brother, Walter Melland; sister, Muriel Holverson; brothers-in-law, Donald Eckerman, Robert Everson, and Kenneth DeNure; sisters-in-law, Marian (Jewel) Gallagher and Lois Melland; nephews, Tommy Melland and Kevin Holverson; great-niece, Devon Gabioud; and great-nephew, Bryant Gabioud.
Funeral Services will be held at 12PM NOON on Monday, April 1, 2019 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in South Wayne with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday from 10AM until the time of service at the church. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family. A memorial fund is being established in Marjie’s name.
Jeannee Lucille Wiberg
age 71, of Monroe, died Thursday, March 28, 2019 at her home. She was born on May 25, 1947 in Freeport, IL the daughter of Ernest and Doris (Lyon) Stabenow, Sr. She was a 1965 graduate of Lena High School. She married Bill Wiberg in Lena, IL in 1969.
Jeannee enjoyed crocheting, painting, and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her three loving sons: Andrew (Elisa) Wiberg of South Milwaukee, Mike (Jenny) Wiberg of McConnell, IL, and Nick (Anne) Wiberg of Greendale; four grandchildren; Lincoln, Coraline, Cooper, and Madeleine; brother, Ernest (Cathy) Stabenow, Jr. of McConnell, IL; and sister, Mary Anne Keith of Lena, IL; as well as many cousins, other relatives, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Bill Stabenow.
Memorial Services will be held at 1:00PM on Monday, April 1, 2019 at the McConnell United Methodist Church with Ernest Stabenow, Jr. officiating. Visitation will be held on Monday from 12:00PM NOON until the time of service, at the church. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.
James E. Gilbertson
age 67, of Monroe, died on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospital.. He was born on July 19, 1951 in Monroe, the son of Harold and Hazel (Hagen) Gilbertson.
James was employed with Advance Transformer / Orchid International in Monroe for many years, as a Fork Lift operator.
He is survived by his lifelong friend, Pamela of Monroe, brother, John Gilbertson of Sabina, Ohio, and a sister, Rosie Ryskoski of Medford, Wisconsin; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Carol Potaczek.
Per James' wishes no services will be held. James’ burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Warren, IL.
Patricia M. Beverley
age 72, of Monroe passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Monroe Health Services. No formal services are being held at this time.
Marilyn Jean Blum
age 63, of Monroe passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at her home. She was born on January 4, 1956, the daughter of Raymond and Esther (Beutzer) Godfrey in Darlington. She was a 1974 graduate of Argyle High School.
Marilyn worked in the bakery at Swiss Colony for 11 years; she had worked for Taco Bell in Monroe for the last 5 years. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, playing solitaire on her phone, puzzles, and crosswords. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.
Marilyn is survived by her children, Jennifer Jones of South Wayne and Jason (Lisa) Blum of Kenosha; grandchildren, Ashley, Bailey, Payton, Tyler, Wesley, A.J., Kimberly, and Maurice, Jr.; one great-grandson, Ka’mahni; and brothers, Ronald “Dean”, Dwayne (Gloria), Roger, and Kim Godfrey.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Gary Godfrey; granddaughter, Lyanna Lynn Jones; and sister-in-law, Susan Godfrey.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11AM on Monday, April 8, 2019 at Zwingli United Church of Christ in Monticello with Pastor Lance Smith officiating. Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 2-4PM at the church.
Herbert Warren Booth
age 92, of Lena formerly of Monroe, passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at his home. He was born the son of Herman E. and Minnie M. (Moore) Booth on July 8, 1926 in Westfield, New York. Herb was a 1944 graduate of Stoughton High School and a 1949 graduate of the Wisconsin Institute of Mortuary Science in Milwaukee. He was united in marriage to Gertrude E. Grunewald on June 26, 1952 at the First Baptist Church in Beloit.
Herb was a Licensed Funeral Director from 1949-1991; and was Co-Owner of Shriner-Neushwander Funeral Home (now Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home) from 1959 until his retirement.
He proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1944-1946, during WWII. He was formerly a member and past Commander of the Zilmer-Riley American Legion Post #84 in Monroe. Herb was a long time member of the Boy Scouts having earned his Eagle Scout in 1943. He was also a member of the Monroe Lion’s Club, National Funeral Directors Association, and Wisconsin Funeral Directors Association. He was also a member of the Evangelical Free Church in Lena.
Herb, along with his family, enjoyed camping; he was a member of the Pioneer Park R.V. Resort on Lake Delton from 1981-2009 and Alaska Camping 1993-1995.
He is survived by his wife, Gertrude of Madison; daughters, Carol Booth of Madison and Judy (Scott) Abraham of Monroe; two granddaughters, Kristi (Dan) McGee of Owings, MD and Traci Wickler of Lena, IL; five great-grandchildren, Kiley, Leah, and Max Wickler, and Jacob and Mitchel McGee; and grand-dogs, Rosie and Sherman.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister Gwen (Christ) Mesolis.
Memorial Services will be held at 11AM on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Erb officiating. Military rites will be accorded following the service. Burial will be take place at a later date in German Settlement Cemetery in East Troy.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 4:00-6:00PM at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Evangelical Free Church in Lena, Never Forgotten Honor Flight, or Ferguson Cancer Center in Freeport.
Carol Wolfe Dittmer
went to meet her Savior and Lord on Saturday, April 6, 2019
after ending a struggle with Leukemia. She was born on November 23, 1939 the daughter of Harold and Arlene (Blum) Wolfe. Carol and Nathan Dittmer were united in marriage on August 4, 1957.
Together they raised 3 children: Julie (Rudy) Gerber; David (Mary Kuehl) Dittmer, Robert (Bonnie Miller) Dittmer; 2 grandsons, Randy (Heather Gomer) Gerber, Timothy (RayLynn Jelle) Gerber; 1 step-grandson, Justin Miller; 1 step-granddaughter, Audrey Miller; and 4 great-grandchildren; brother, Bob (Beverly) Wolfe. She is also survived by 2 nieces, Dawn (Brian) Biscoff and Diane (Max Luebeck) Wolfe.
She was employed in the accounting field her entire life; first with Swiss Colony, Studer Super Service, Modern Housing, Marco’s Supper Club and Gentz Electric.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents; and long-time partner, Jerry Gentz.
A Celebration of Life for Carol Dittmer will be held on Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 1:00-4:00 P.M. at the Monroe Moose Lodge in Monroe.
Gloria J. Schumacher
age 77 of Monroe, died on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at UW Hospital Madison. She was born on August 5, 1941, the daughter of William and Gertrude Schumacher.
Gloria worked for a cleaning service in the Monroe area.
She is survived by her long-time partner: Dusty Eells of Monroe; 3 children: Bruce (Judy) Meier, Brian (Amy) Meier; Sheri (Toney) Priewe all of Monroe; 9 grandchildren and siblings; Patricia Nevenhoven, Charlene Suess, Grace Rote, and Gary Schumacher.
She is preceded in death by her parents.
Graveside services will be held Friday, April 12, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Greenwood Cemetery in Monroe.
Andrew H. Fithian
age 65, of Monroe passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2019. He was born the son of Henry and Elizabeth (Peterson) Fithian, Sr. on April 18, 1953 in Bridgeton, New Jersey.
Andrew worked many years at MTX in Monroe. He enjoyed shooting pool, fishing, and spoiling his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Harriet Dosio of Monroe; son, Andrew Dosio of Monroe; step-children, Mary Lou Centeno of Monroe, Robert Dosio of New Jersey, Bonnie (William) Swanson of Delaware, New Jersey, Eric (Sarah) Dosio of Juda, and Kathleen Dosio of Warren, IL; 22 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Nancy Fee, Terri Fithian-Vega and Rachel Fithian.
Andrew was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers.
A Visitation Celebrating Andrew’s Life will be held on Monday, April 15, 2019 from 4:00-6:00PM at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home. No formal service will be held. Burial will take place at Greenwood Cemetery.
Edna Mae Knipschild
age 97, of Monroe passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. She was born in Jordan Township on November 18, 1921, the daughter of Harry and Nellie (Foley) Hanson. Edna was united in marriage to John F. Knipschild on January 12, 1945 in Madison.
Edna worked in the mailing department for The Monroe Times for 27 years, and the Swiss Colony print shop for 5 years. She enjoyed baking for family and friends; and she had a big heart for rescuing animals.
Edna is survived by her beloved children, Robert C. (Gloria) Knipschild of Janesville and Karen A. Knipschild of Madison; granddaughters, Julie (Ryan) Reynolds of Minneapolis, MN and Kristin (Keith) Westphal of Mazomanie; and two great-granddaughters, Makayla and Kira; cherished nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends, including her dear care-givers, Dawn Dean and Sandy Rufener.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John “Farney” of over 60 years; parents; sister, Maxine J. Webner; and two brothers, Clinton and William Hanson.
Edna will most be remembered for her sincere warmth and concern for others. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Father Mick Moon officiating. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Saturday from 10:00AM until the time of service at the funeral home.
Duane L. Meier
age 68 of South Wayne, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019 at his home. He was born on July 24, 1950, in Monroe, the son of Glen and Eva (Hale) Meier. He graduated from Black Hawk High School in 1968. Duane married Cammy Marty on October 21, 1989, in South Wayne. He was employed as a slitter operator at Moore Business Forms (R.R. Donnelley) for over 40 years, retiring in 2011. He was a member of Martintown Community Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, playing cards, reading, horses and Allis Chalmers tractors. Duane liked to spend time with family, he especially enjoyed family gatherings.
He is survived by his wife, Cammy of South Wayne; siblings: Donald (Linda Van Stone) Meier of Rockton, IL, Glenda (Gene) Komprood of Gratiot, and Ginger (Ed) Hagen of South Wayne; father and mother-in-law, Delano and Joann Marty of South Wayne; brothers- and sisters-in-law: Cary (Laura Frontz) Marty of South Wayne, Lonny Marty of South Wayne, Delana (Chad) Romenesko of Wrightstown, WI, Jimmy (Joni) Marty of South Wayne and Jaqui (Dan) Haldiman of South Wayne; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; nephew, Scott Dodge; 4 sisters-in-law: Tamra Marty, Dawn Marty, Candy Stauffacher and Robin Marty.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Martintown Community Church with Pastor Kevin Cernek officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in South Wayne. A Visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 3:00-7:00 pm at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, and from 10:00 am until the time of service Thursday, at the church.
Todd Joel Plantikow
age 49 of Monroe died unexpectedly on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Monroe Clinic Hospital. Todd was born on October 1, 1969 the son of Herman Jr. and Caryl (Fuchs) Plantikow. He attended school in Monticello and Monroe. Todd married Kerry Paterson on November 4, 1994 in Monroe, they later divorced.
He worked for Bisbee’s Carpet in McFarland for 8 years, Figi’s, and was employed as head herdsman for Mik-Tam Dairy in Albany for the past 12 years.
Todd loved going to Branson, MO and Charlie Pride concerts. He was a loving and caring person, going above and beyond to help anyone in need, be it fixing something, helping move or just help on a farm lending hand. He was a hard worker, starting at age 11.
Todd enjoyed working on cars for relatives and neighbors. He loved to cook, especially his famous goulash, Rice Krispy bars, and meatloaf. He was a “super hero” to his great-niece and nephews, who adored him very much, and will miss him dearly as he took them to school every day. He enjoyed family gatherings, cook-outs, and especially Christmas, when he would hand out the presents to the children.
He is survived by his loving mother, Caryl Plantikow of Brodhead; 7 siblings: Tamie (Kenneth) Kreitling of Garland, TX, Terri (Kerry Segner) Olson of Browntown, Troy (Theresa) Plantikow of Minoqua, Traci Luebke of South Wayne, Teresa (Duane) Carpenter of Monticello, Therman and Taryl Plantikow of Monroe; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends, and coworkers.
He was preceded in death by his father, Herman on Nov. 1, 2016; and infant brother, Timothy in 1973; great-nephew, Tripp Luebke on May 13, 2017.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, April 19, 2019 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Chuck Heffelfinger officiating. Burial will take place at Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 4:00-7:00PM at the funeral home.
Todd, we love you and will miss your smiling face and loving ways. Rest in peace, till we meet again, your work here is finished.
Kyle Lee Gumtow
age 30, of Monroe passed away on Monday, April 15, 2019. He was born on April 26, 1988 the son of Brian and Lisa (Lane) Gumtow in Monroe. Kyle was a 2006 graduate of Monroe High School.
Kyle, along with his father, Brian, started Gummee’s DJ Service in 2006. He was a familiar face to many people around the Monroe area in the DJ booth for events, weddings, or just a Friday night out. He also bartended for several local bars when needed. Kyle was currently the service manager at Dearth Motors. He enjoyed Wednesday Pool League, bowling league, softball; he loved coaching basketball for the Monroe Freshman class, and Blaze Football at the YMCA. He was also an avid Packer, Badger and Brewer fan, he loved all sports.
He is survived by his parents, Brian and Lisa Gumtow of Monroe; paternal grandparents, Walter and Charlotte Gumtow; maternal grandmother, Barbara Lane; sister: Kendra (Andrew) Robbins; step-sisters: Jacqueline (Troy) Bresee, and Jessica (David Bull) Gumtow; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandpa, Donald Lane; cousin, Jason Bechtolt; and uncle, Larry Knouse.
Memorial Services will be held at 7:00PM Friday April 19, 2019 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Chris Schmidt officiating. Visitation will be held from 3:00 to 7:00PM on Friday, at the funeral home.
Janet Florence (Heinkel) Kint
age 85, of Monroe, passed away on Monday, April 15, 2019 at her home. She was born on May 23, 1933 the daughter of Lester and Florence (Simon) Heinkel in Two Rivers, WI. Janet was united in marriage to George W. Kint on February 1, 1953 in Cherry Valley, IL.
She was a manager for JC Penney Catalogue Department; she also worked as a switchboard operator for The Monroe Clinic Hospital, and customer service for Swiss Colony. She was baptized and raised catholic, and was currently a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Monroe. Janet enjoyed golfing, fishing, bowling, pottery, spending time with family and friends at Fish Lake, WI, and motorcycle riding when she was younger.
Janet is survived by her husband of 66 years, George “Red” Kint; five children, Michael (Sandy) Kint, Patti Kint, Beth (Terry) Faith, Todd (Jessie Schmid) Kint, and Tim (Sheila) Kint; six grandchildren, Jonna (Rob) Streeter, Brianna (Ubersox) Dorsey, Cody Faith, Zach Amorose, Ian and Gavin Kint; and two great-grandchildren, Bryce and Connor Streeter.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Bob Heinkel.
Memorial Services will be held at 11:00AM on Monday, April 22, 2019 at Grace Lutheran Church in Monroe with Pastor John Tabaka officiating. Visitation will be held on Monday from 10:00AM until the time of service, at the church. Burial will take place at a later date in Orangeville Cemetery. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Second Harvest Food Bank or the Salvation Army.
Lester LaVerne Mau
age 92, of South Wayne passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at his home. He was born on February 12, 1927 the son of Chester and Pearl (Burkhalter) Mau at his home farm in Wayne Township. Lester was christened at St. John’s Evangelical Church in Monroe on August 20, 1929. He attended West Wayne School. He was united in marriage to Marjorie Lorraine Melland on November 15, 1950 at East Wiota Lutheran Church; she preceded him in death on March 25, 2019. He was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in South Wayne for many years.
Lester developed a strong work ethic at age 14, when his father died unexpectedly in 1941; he took over and ran the family farm until 1987 when he and Marjie moved to South Wayne. He enjoyed taking trips with his family, hunting, and fishing.
Lester is survived by his sons, Duane (Pat) Mau of Reedsburg and Delvin (Mary) Mau of South Wayne; three grandchildren, Sarah (Jesse) Voegeli, Stacy (Jim) Foecking, and Stephanie (Terry) Plath; six great-grandchildren, Taylor, Garrett and Owen Voegeli, Gunner and Halle Jo Foecking, and Carson Plath; sister, Ethel (Mau) Eckerman; brothers-in-law, Roy Holverson, Calvin (Myrtle) Melland and Alvin Melland; sisters-in-law, Winogene Everson, Ramona DeNure, and Juanita (Jeff) Kant; and special nieces and nephew, Lori Melland, Allen and LeeAnn Melland.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marjie; sister, Marian (Jewel) Gallagher; brothers-in-law, Donald Eckerman, Robert Everson, Kenneth DeNure, and Walter (Lois) Melland; sister-in-law, Muriel Holverson; niece, Linda Eckerman, nephews, Donald Gallagher, Tommy Melland, and Kevin Holverson; great-niece, Devon Gabioud; and great-nephew, Bryant Gabioud.
Funeral Services will be held at 12PM NOON on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in South Wayne with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will take place following the service in Union Cemetery, South Wayne. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, from 10AM until the time of the service, at the church. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Lester’s name.