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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.
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Donald Orville Noble
passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family on July 3, 2020 at the age of 75. Don was born February 4, 1945 in Shullsburg, WI the son of Orville and Lois (LaDow) Noble. He attended Wayne Center grade school and Black Hawk High School. He married Barbara Bauman June 16, 1963 at St Johns UCC in Monroe, WI.
He loved his family most of all, also hunting, camping, flea markets, traveling and riding ATVs. Don worked several jobs including Fisher Body (Janesville), Moore Business Forms (Monroe) and was owner of Dr. Don's (Monroe) and co-owner of Guns & Ammo (Browntown). Don was a former member of the Browntown Fire Department and a member of the Green County and Tri County ATV clubs.
Don is survived by his wife Barb; two children, Jay (Katie) Noble of Browntown and Kim (Steve) Foesch of Monroe; five grandchildren: Tonya (Dennis), Dustin, Sammy (Brad), Ariel, and CJ; 6 great-grandchildren: Kalee, Austin, Wyatt, Courtney, Mason, Colten; and his sister, Donna Stauffacher of South Wayne.
He was preceded in death by his parents Orville and Lois Noble, brothers-in-law, Art Stauffacher and John Bauman, Jr.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, July 10, 2020 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Mary Gafner officiating. Burial will take place in Michael’s Cemetery in Cadiz Township.
A visitation will be held Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be set up in Don’s name.
Dorathy Alice (Lainio) Dowden
age 87, of Albany passed away on Monday, July 6, 2020 at home. She was born June 26, 1933 to Emil and Ida (Korthals) Lainio. Dody was united in marriage to David Dowden on June 26, 1954 in Waukegan, IL. Dody was born in and attended school in Waukegan, IL.
In addition to being a devoted wife and homemaker, Dody was the clerk/treasurer for Albany Township for 45 years. She cared for many children throughout her lifetime, many of whom still call her Grandma.
Dody is survived by her children, Denise M. (Randy) Riese of Monroe, WI, D. Lynn Novak (Ron Krupke) of Albany, WI, Dorathy (Griff) Williams of Wausau, WI, Daniel (Kathy) Dowden of Walworth, WI, and Don (Svetlana) Dowden of Houston, TX; daughter-in-law, Nancy Dowden of Adams, WI; 15 grandchildren, Stephanie, Ashley (Joseph), Amanda (Aaron), Adam (Heather), Brad (Megan), David (Kelly), Doug (Heather), Jessica (Luke), Griff (Samantha), Michael (Caitlin), Hamilton (Megan), Kimberly (Dave), Steven (Ali), Maxim, and Alexander; 17 great-grandchildren, Vincent, Charles, Alexia, Aiden, Isabella, Allie, Liam, Bode, Kylie, Mia, Makenzie, Karlie, Charles, Daniel, Remington, Raurie, and Rooney. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers, Howard, Edward and Elmer “Bud”; son, David; and grandson, Nickolai.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Albany Lions Club in Albany, WI. A private burial will follow services in Union Cemetery on English Settlement Road in Albany, WI.
Visitation will be held on Friday, July 10, 2020 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home. Continued visitation will be held on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service, at the Lions Club. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given in Dody’s name to Agrace Hospice.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Agrace Hospice team for assisting with mom’s final journey.
passed away on July 16, 2020 comforted by family members at her side, at Agrace Hospice care in Janesville. At the time of her passing, Judy was 81 years old. Judith (Ditsworth) McKibben was born in Freeport, Illinois on April 13, 1939. She was the first child of Donald and Martha (Meyer) Ditsworth. Judy graduated from Freeport High School in 1957. Judy loved her family most of all, gardening, reading, crossword puzzles. Judy’s biggest obsession was the Hallmark channel.
Judy married Jack McKibben Jr. on July 9th, 1966. They had 2 daughters. Judy is survived by: Jodi (Brian) Furniss of Albany and Jackie (Carl) Lewis of Monroe. Judy had 2 sons from a previous marriage, Myrell (Anna) Boelk of VA and Mark (Barb) Boelk of Monroe. Judy had 6 grandchildren that she loved. Bauchman (Kim) Boelk of Monroe, Ashley Gille of Monroe, Derek Furniss of Albany, Tesla (Kevin) Duppler of Monroe, Marielle Boelk and Vincent Boelk of VA. 2 great grandchildren: Autumn Boelk of Madison and Jackson Furniss of Albany. Judy was preceded in death by her husband, Jack McKibben; parents Donald and Martha Ditsworth.
Judy was employed at Advance Transformer in Monroe for 30 years, until the plant closed.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date for family.
A Special Thanks to Pleasant View Nursing Home for taking great care of Judy for the last year and a half, she loved all of you on the Lane unit; and to Agrace Hospice Care in Janesville, You made Judy’s last days on earth simply amazing, Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.
Judy will be missed by so many, but most of all her family. We will always look for her in the stars.
Arthur D. Blum
age 89, of Monroe, died on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. He was born on January 14, 1931 in Washington, Township the son of Robert and Katherine (Aebly) Blum. Arthur and Betty R. Crotty were united in marriage on January 31, 1953 in Gratiot.
Art was a self-employed carpenter and operated Moonlight Construction for many years, he also was co-owner of Baker’s Maple Grove Inn & Blum Hall for 23 years.
Art served in the National Guard, serving from 1950-1957.
Art was a member of St. Victor’s Catholic Church and Loyal Order of Moose #754 in Monroe. He also enjoyed golfing and spending time with family.
He is survived by his wife, Betty of Monroe; children, Denny (Andrea) Blum of Madison, Dan (Carrie) Blum of Monroe; 4 grandchildren: Ian (Lisa) Blum, Molly (Collin) Grotenhuis, Dylan (Samantha Crombine), Trevor (Alexandra) Blum; 2 great grandchildren, Finley and Cooper.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Willis Blum; sisters, Kay Statz, Mardell Erickson and Carol Lanz.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church with Monsignor Larry Bakke as celebrant. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation will be Tuesday, July 21st from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the church. Social distancing guidelines will be followed, and the family has asked no handshakes or hugging.
A memorial fund is being established in Arthur’s name.
Debra K. Boeck
age 64 of Freeport, formerly of Monroe, died Friday, July 17, 2020 at her home. She was born on December 26, 1955 in Monroe, the daughter of Frank and Alice (Johnson) Boeck Jr. She graduated from Monroe High School. She worked at SK Plastics as a machine operator for the last 10 years. Debbie was also a bartender for many years at Pats, the Brothers Place, and the Horseshoe bar. She was a member of the Eagles Club in Freeport; she enjoyed making crafts, playing cards and bowling. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandkids.
She is survived by her son, Chad (Jackie) Boeck of Monroe; grandchildren: Darian, Devon, and Brady Boeck; siblings: Janet (Jim) Wenger of Dakota, IL, Butch Boeck of Freeport, Jerry Boeck of Olympia, WA, Cheryl Staver of Monticello, Vicki (Bill) Haffele of Browntown, and Randy Boeck of Browntown; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister and brother-in-law, Nancy (Rick) Blask, brother-in-law, Steve Staver, and her beloved dog Rusty.
A Celebration of Debbie’s life will be held Saturday, August 15, 2020 from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM at Leisure Lanes in Monroe. A private burial will take place at Saucerman Cemetery.
Theodore “Ted” Abels
age 93, of Monroe passed away on Friday, July 24, 2020 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. Ted was born in Rockford, IL on October 7, 1926, the son of John and Stella (Dietmeier) Abels. He graduated from South Wayne High School. Ted and Retta Burington were married on January 18, 1948 at the Monroe United Methodist Church; she preceded him in death on August 19, 2014.
Ted and Retta farmed all their lives, spending over 66 years on the same farm in rural Monroe. They loved their black angus cattle. Ted also enjoyed hunting in Wyoming and the Colorado Rockies. He was a longtime member of Monroe United Methodist Church.
Ted is survived by nieces and nephews; and dear friends, Eugene and Carol Weiss. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Retta; and sister, Joyce Abbott.
Due to Covid-19, Graveside Services will be held at 1PM on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Greenwood Cemetery in Monroe with Rev. Dr. Don S. Kim officiating; masks and social distancing will be required. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Monroe United Methodist Church.
Loretta Kay Pfile
age 70, of Monroe, formerly of Forreston, IL passed away on Friday, July 24, 2020 at the Monroe Clinic Hospice Home. She was born the daughter of George and Mabel (Bricklen) Kruse on December 28, 1949 in Freeport, IL. She was a graduate of Orangeville High School. Loretta was united in marriage to Melvin Pfile on June 29, 1974 in Organgeville; he preceded her in death on May 15, 1992.
Loretta worked at PNC in Polo, IL, she also worked for Mid-America Plastics and ran a thrift/resale shop called Treasure Chest in Forreston, IL. She was a member of the Women of the Moose in Mt. Morris, IL. Loretta enjoyed traveling, camping, fishing, coloring, listening to country music, and reading; she has a large collection of books she’s assembled over the years.
Loretta is survived by her children, Diane (Iseral) Pfile of Freepot, IL, Joy (Ron) Gallagher of Monroe, and Danny (Stephanie) Pfile of Dakota, IL; step-son, Randy (Nancy) Pfile of Decora, IA; 11 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and her sister, Dorothy Flock of Freeport. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Melvin; four brothers, Leslie, Fay, Wilbur, and Don Kruse; niece, Susan Dawson and nephew, Jeff Kruse.
Funeral Services will be held at 11AM on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at the SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 9AM until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be held following the service at White Oak Cemetery in Forreston, IL. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Loretta’s name.
Mary Genevieve Stryker
age 74, of Monroe passed away on Friday, July 24, 2020 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born the daughter of Norman and Mary (Brown) Stryker on April 29, 1946 in Oak Park, IL. She was a graduate of River Forrest High School. Mary worked at Swiss Colony for many years.
She is survived by her brother, James Stryker of Maysville, GA; dear friend, Diane Walker and family of Monroe; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Kate William and Ellen Stryker; and brothers, Josepha and John Stryker.
Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 31, 2020 at Calvary Cemetery.
age 45, of Gratiot, died on Sunday, July 26, 2020 at her home. She was born on September 16, 1974 in Monroe, the daughter of Danny and Julie (Clausing) Shippy.
Crystal and Scott Swiggum were united in marriage on August 7, 1991 in Monroe.
Crystal earned her GED. She worked as a CNA for surrounding nursing homes. She enjoyed crafts, organic soaps, candles, scrapbooking and writing poetry.
She is survived by her children, Alison Swiggum of Blanchardville and Bryanna Krause of Madison; and lifelong friend, Scott Swiggum. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Per Crystal's wishes, no services will be held.
Elizabeth “Bette” Kundert
age 99, of Monroe passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2020 in Janesville surrounded by her family. She was born the daughter of George and Selma (Burgin) Ladner in Monroe. She was a 1938 graduate of Monroe High School and a 1940 graduate of Brown’s Business College in Freeport. Bette was married to Harry McGuire on August 24, 1946 at St. Victor’s Catholic Church; he preceded her in death on November 18, 1961. She was later united in marriage to Ray E. Kundert on December 27, 1965 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Freeport; he preceded her in death on March 14, 1994.
Bette was a bookkeeper for over 60 years for various business in the Monroe area. She also owned and operated Bette’s Gift Shop for over 50 years. Bette was a longtime member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor’s Catholic Church; she also volunteered her time for the Women of the Moose, Historic Cheesemaking Association, and hospice.
Bette is survived by her daughter, Linda C. Mueller of Janesville; son, Harry G. “Butch” (Lisa) McGuire of Missoula, MT; step-daughters, Pat Jordan of Juda, and Barbara Chippaikode; grandchildren, Jim (Lori) Mueller, Tony (Brenda) Mueller, Madison McGuire, and Cody (Noelle) Bierle; step-grandchildren, Jill Austin, Jody (Dan) Holland, Jennie (Jim) Mohns, Jeff (Kathy) Meyer, Ken and Chris Chippaikode; great-grandchildren, Taylor and Breana Mueller, Casey and Hunter Loerke, Jameson Bierle, Colleen Dunahee, Anthony (Taylor) Dunahee; great-great-grandsons, Theo Smith, and Quinn, Cale and Kane Dunahee; nieces, Marilyn Neuenschwander and Barbara Senn.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; sisters, Vena Gertsch, Clara Klessinger, Emma Huber, and Rose Huber; step-daughter, Penny Scheffer; nephews, Joe Klessinger, Dick Koller, Bob Koller.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12PM Noon on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at St. Clair of Assisi Parish at St. Victor’s Catholic Church with Monsignor Larry Bakke as celebrant. Burial will follow service at Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Saturday from 11AM until the time of mass, at the church. Face coverings and social distancing are required.
Gloria Jean Alexander
age 87, of Albany passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Pleasant View Nursing Home, surrounded by her family. She was born at home, the daughter of George and Millicent (Sinks) Drew on September 13, 1932 in Magnolia, IL. She attended Beloit High School. Gloria was united in marriage to Robert C. Alexander on December 17, 1949 at St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Beloit.
Gloria worked at Advance Transformer for nearly 25 years. She then worked at Maple Leaf sales for about 2 years before caring for her husband. She also helped her daughter and daughter-in-law with childcare for 8 years. Gloria was a longtime member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Albany. She enjoyed reading, cross word puzzles, watching all her grandchildren's school and sporting events and taking family vacations in the summer. One of her favorite destinations was Kentucky to spend time with Bob’s family. She also enjoyed her trips to Las Vegas, with Bob playing the slot machines. She treasured her children and grandchildren and embraced every moment with them. She was known as Gram Gloria to all the children in her life.
Gloria is survived by her children, Michael (Shirley) Alexander, Robert A. (Linda) Alexander, Dennis, Thomas, and Theodore Alexander, and Tammy (Timothy) Buehler; 19 grandchildren, Scott (Michelle), Paul (Shannon), Angela, Jeremi, Michelle, Brittany (Nate), Cassidy, Jeffery (Kim), Catherine (Robert), Patrick (Jennifer), Amanda, Miranda, Garrett, Jerron, Ryan, Tyler, Cynthia (Jeremy), Jonathan (Rachel) and Christina (Brian); 6 step-grandchildren, Stacy, Heather, Brett, Ronnie, Jeannie and Joe; 24 great-grandchildren, Ryder, Kasie (Courtney), Karissa, Aaron, Michael, Abigail, Rylee, Camryn, Parker, Teela, Kristen, Brandi, Bethany, Katelynn, Jenna, Chloe, Waylon, Shayla, Alayna, Jaxson, Avalyn, Landon, Jonathan Jr., Devin and a great-grandson due in August; and 15 step-great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Pam Alexander; brother, George T. (Virginia) Drew, Jr; sister-in-law, Catherine (Carroll) Henning and brother-in-law, Robert L. Henning; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert in 2000; daughter, Sheryl Whitehead in 2002, sons, Patrick Alexander in 1976 and Timothy Alexander in 2009; granddaughter, Sherri in infancy; brothers and sisters-in-law, James (Grace) Alexander and Marie (Bernard) Flood and sister-in-law Margaret Henning.
A Private Mass of Christian Burial will be held. Burial will take place at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Albany.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Pleasant View Nursing Home for their loving care and compassion during Gloria’s stay there.
Douglas E. Butler, Sr.
age 73, of Monroe passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. He was born the son of Ernest and Delores (Wicker) Butler on November 1, 1946 at St. Clare Hospital in Monroe. He attended South Wayne High School. Doug was united in marriage to Hazel J. Zeitler on November 1, 1993 in Darlington.
Doug worked for several farms in the area as a hired hand. He later worked for Merkle-Korff Industries in Darlington for many years. He enjoyed fishing and was a collector of tools and flashlights. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Doug is survived by his mother, Delores Faletti of Monroe; wife, Hazel Butler of Monroe; children, Tom (Kelly Mullen) Butler of Darlington, Doug (Juanita) Butler, Jr. of Monroe and Tammy (Shane Caruso) Butler of Monroe; 7 grandchildren, T.J. (Jenna) Butler, Lynda (Nick) Bunnell, Brad Butler, Anthony Neuenschwander, Ian Salzwedel, Keon and Lydia Butler; 5 great-grandchildren, Chloe Butler, and Jake, Nick, Hammy, and Wynonna Bunnell; one brother, Greg (Susan) Butler of Monroe.
He was preceded in death by his father; brother, Keith (Judith) Butler; nephew, Brad Butler; and the mother of his children, Lynda Butler.
A Celebration of Doug’s Life will be held on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home from 4:00-7:00 PM. A memorial fund is being established in Doug’s name.
Jo Ann Burns
age 72, of Juda passed away on Friday, July 31 2020 at Monroe Health Services. She was born the daughter of William and Dorothy (Burns) Collins in Milwaukee. She graduated from Pulaski High School in Milwaukee. Jo married Gary L. Burns. She owned and Operated the Squeeze Inn in South Wayne for over 20 years. Jo enjoyed shopping, gardening, and had a love for chocolate.
She is survived by her husband, Gary of Juda; daughters: JoDee Burns of Red Lion, PA and Jenny Burns of Juda; sisters: Jane VanEtta of Muscoda, WI, Jean Schwenkner of Milwaukee and Jill (Tim) McGuire of Milwaukee. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services were held at 12:00 Noon on Monday, August 3, 2020 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. A visitation will be held from 10:00 am until the time of service.
Jeremy Donald Golackson
age 49, of Baraboo formerly of Monroe, passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2020. He was born the son of Robert and Donette (Phillips) Golackson on February 24, 1971 in Monroe. Jeremy was a 1989 graduate of Monroe High School. He was a salesman for Don Larson Chevrolet in Baraboo for several years.
Jeremy was very athletic all of his life. He was involved in many sports and was an avid golfer. He also coached hockey for Monroe Youth Hockey.
Jeremy was loved by many friends and family. He is survived by his father, Robert Golackson; mother, Donette Simonson; children, Taylor and Grace Golackson; brothers, Jesse Monte and Tyler Simonson.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents and cousin, Brenda.
A private family service will be held; a Celebration of Jeremy’s Life will be held at a later date.
Betty F. Shultz
age 99, a lifelong resident of Monroe, died peacefully on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was a resident of Pleasant View Nursing Home for the past 11 years. Betty had previously resided at 726 24th Ave. in Monroe for over sixty years.
Betty was born on August 1, 1921 at the Deaconess hospital in Monroe. She was the youngest daughter of Fred David and Ida Bessie (Greaves) Zimmerman. She graduated from Monroe High School in 1938.
Betty met Russel H. Shultz while she was employed as a chief operator at the Monroe Telephone Company. They were married at the parsonage of the Immanuel Evangelical United Brethren Church, by Rev. Alvin C. Rabehl on December 10, 1944. After the death of her husband in June of 1966, she was employed as the receptionist for The Swiss Colony, Inc. later she retired from the First National Bank of Monroe.
She was an active member of her church, teaching Sunday School for many years, serving on numerous church committees and a lifelong member of her church circle. She also was active in Girl Scouting, a volunteer at St. Clare Hospital Surgical waiting desk, The Monroe Bloodmobile, and the Monroe Historical Society.
Betty is survived by her two daughters, Mary L. (Stephen T.) Dowden of Olathe, KS, and Carol A. (Charles F. Jr.) Ingold of Monroe, WI. She is further survived by her grandchildren: Emily R. Dowden of Olathe, KS, Dr. Melissa M. Dowden (Nick) Kelly of Hinsdale, IL, Elizabeth A. Dowden (Chris) Armstrong of Colorado Springs, CO, Mark R. Ingold (Christina) of Austin, TX, and Michael C. Ingold of Belleville, WI. Her Great-Grandchildren are Hayden and Harper Armstrong, Brooklyn and Savanna Kelly. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father in 1955 and her mother in 1974, her husband in 1966 and her sister, Phyllis L. (Zimmerman) Elmer in 1995.
A Private family graveside service will be held in Greenwood Cemetery in Monroe. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest a memorial to the United Methodist Church in Monroe or Pleasant View Nursing Home.
Edith Ardelie (nee Smith) Milestone
age 89 of Monroe passed away peacefully of natural causes on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at Monroe Health Services. She was born on December 20, 1930 to Vern and Erma Smith.
She is survived by her children, DiAnne (Ray) Genrich, Lynn (Jim) Langkamp, Jane (Tom) Kammerait, and Jim Milestone; grandchildren, Karis, Branden, Matthew, Caitlin, Will, Grant, Jamie, William, and Leah; great-grandchildren, Hunter, Grace, and Logan; her sisters, Virginia Ryser, Evelyn Tschanz, Maralyn Martin and Beverly Vandlen.
Edith loved music and her family. She sang in the choir, wrote music and played music anytime she had a piano. She loved to entertain and would play for the patrons at the nursing homes in the area. She was the eternal student and graduated from Monroe Teacher’s College, was a Dale Carnegie instructor, and the owner of multiple restaurants in the Monroe area. She loved gardening and collecting things. She lived in the Monroe area all her life.
Memorial service will be held at 11AM on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr. and 18th Avenue in Monroe.
Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Edith Milestone Memorial fund.
The family would like to thank Monroe Health Services for her care for the past four years.
Nancy Lee Barrett
age 82, of Monroe passed away on Friday, August 7, 2020 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. She was born the daughter of Clarence and Helen (Pagel) Aebly on August 2, 1938 in Stephenson County. She was a graduate of Orangeville High School. Nancy was united in marriage to Del Barrett in July of 1985 in Montello, WI.
Nancy worked at Swiss Colony for many years. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene where she sang in the choir. She enjoyed reading, music, traveling, and camping.
Nancy is survived by her fiancé, Walt Bandi; son, Shane Frenzel; daughters, Shelley (Bill) Golackson and Tammy (fiancé, Mark Foulker) Frenzel all of Monroe; 7 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Victor (Hattie) Aebly of Freeport; and sister-in-law, Lois Aebly of Monroe.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Stan Aebly; and daughter-in-law, Donna Frenzel.
Private Graveside Services will be held.