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Hans Lehner Sr.
age 58, of Browntown, died on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at University Hospital in Madison surrounded by his family. He was born on October 14, 1956 in Dodgeville, Wisconsin; the son of William and Mary (Felix) Lehner and graduated from Mt. Horeb High School.
Hans and Denise Brunner were married on July 11, 1987 in Mt. Horeb Wisconsin.
Hans managed the Valley View Cheese Co-op and was the head cheese maker. He was a member of the Wisconsin Cheesemaker’s Association, and the South West Cheesemaker’s Association. 
Hans enjoyed watching the Packers and the Badgers, traveling, reading, but his biggest joy was his work. He was a world and USA Champion Cheese Maker. His love of life and happy personality will be missed.
He is survived by his wife, Denise of Browntown; son, Hans Lehner Jr. of South Wayne; daughter, Gabriela Lehner of Browntown; brothers, Willi (Kitas McKnight) Lehner of Blue Mounds, WI; Seppi Lehner of Los Angeles, CA; sisters, Mary (James) Meives of Mt. Horeb; and Heidi (Chris) Fannin of Racine, WI., sister-in-law, Deb Lehner of Mt. Horeb, WI; father and mother-in law Don and Goldie Brunner of Mt. Horeb and many other relatives and friends.
Hans is predeceased by his parents, brothers, Peter and Tommy.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon, on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr., N. 18th Ave., in Monroe, with Rev. Kevin Cernek officiating.
Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 noon at the funeral home.
Thank you to the Browntown EMT’S and ambulance, Monroe Clinic Hospital and UW Madison Hospital for your help and support.

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Mary A. Coplien
age 81 of Monroe, died Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born on April 23, 1933 in Janesville, the daughter of Wrennie and Anna (Vollman) Riese. She graduated from Juda High School in 1952. Mary married Roger F. Coplien on July 26, 1952 in Juda. Mary worked at Pleasant View Nursing Home as a Nurses aid for 28 years, retiring in 1998. She enjoyed embroidery and reading. She volunteered at the Monroe Clinic and Hospital for many years, she also drove for meals-on-wheels.
  She is survived by her daughter, Sue (Greg) Arnold of Oshkosh; son, Curtis (Christine) Coplien of Freeport; a brother, Alvin Riese of Monroe, 3 grandchildren: Robin (Jason) Porst of Oshkosh, Jeffrey Arnold of Appleton and Madison Coplien of Freeport; and one great grandchild, Lindsay Porst; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Roger Coplien Jr.; 2 sisters, Alice Wolfe and Helen Rufer; 6 brothers: Chester, Roy, Forrest, Elmer, Roger and Robert. 
  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Zion United Methodist Church, Juda, with Reverend Vicki Brantmeyer officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon cemetery, Juda. A visitation will be held Tuesday from 1:00 pm until the time of service, at the Church. Shriner Hager Gohlke funeral home is assisting the family. 

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Kenneth “Ken” L. Norder Jr.
age 78, of Monroe, died on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. He was born on October 10, 1936 in Monroe, Wisconsin the son of Kenneth and Olga (Roth) Norder Sr. Ken was a 1954 graduate of Monroe High School.
Kenneth and Betty J. Carter were married on July 12, 1986 at St. John’s United Church of Christ.
Ken was employed at the Sunbeam Bread Company, Swiss Colony and later worked for Minhas Craft Brewery in Monroe. 
In Ken’s younger years he was an avid baseball player and tried out for the Milwaukee Braves. He also was an avid Packer fan and enjoyed golf.
Ken was a member of the Monroe Lion’s Club.
Ken is survived by his wife, Betty of Monroe; son, Keith (Cheryl) Norder of Menomonie, WI; daughters, Ellen (Dick) Marty of Monroe, step-daughter, Carrie Carter; brother, William Norder of Monroe; grandchildren: Alli and Amy.
Ken is predeceased by his parents, and sister, Judith Carter.
Memorial Services will be held on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home with Pastor David Busker officiating.
A visitation will be Monday, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

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Lisa Ann Kennedy (Foss)
age 44, of Winslow, IL; died on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on September 2, 1970 in Janesville, WI; the daughter of Darrell R. and Vicki (Jewel) Foss. Lisa graduated from Rockford Business College with a Bachelor of Art degree. 
Lisa and Nathan Kennedy were married on June 7, 2008 at the Monroe Church of the Nazarene. Lisa was involved with Home Care for the children and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
Lisa was a member of the Monroe Brethern.
She is survived by her husband, Nathan Kennedy of Winslow, IL; parents, Vicki (Ken) Wagenknecht of TX; Darrell (Bonnie) Foss of TN; sons, Marshall and Anthony Floerke of IL; daughter, Robin (Robert) Newman of TN; brother, Daniel Foss of TN; sisters, Deanna Klosterman of WI; Rachel Singleton of IL; Pam Corbin of TN; Keri Pierce of TN; and granddaughter, Trinity Newman.
She is predeceased by her grandparents.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE Funeral Home, 1455 Mansion Dr., and N. 18th Ave., in Monroe, WI; with Kevin Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Rock Lilly Cemetery, Winslow, IL. A visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
A memorial fund has been established in Lisa’s memory at the Sugar River Bank.


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John M. Gobeli
age 68, of Woodford, died on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 
the Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born on March 16, 1946 in Monroe, Wisconsin, the son of John and Melvia (Kline) Gobeli and was a 1964 graduate of Monroe High School.
He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1964 -1969 in Military Intelligence.
John and Sandra L. Wyssbrod were married on February 29th, 1980 at the Little Brown Church in Iowa.
John was owner of Rural Roofing of Woodford. 
John was a member of the Martintown Community Church and the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #754.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra of Woodford, sons, Kiel (Kristie) Gobeli of Broomfield, CO; Bill (Aimee) Gobeli of Greenville, SC; John (Janelle) Gobeli of Monroe; daughter, Sarah Gobeli of Madison; brothers, Ivan (Marlene) Gobeli of Monroe; Walter (Nellie) Gobeli of Ava, MO; Jim (Judy) Gobeli of Argyle; sister, Wanda Kline of Monroe; and 9 grandchildren.
He is predeceased by his parents, John and Melvia, and brother, Wendell.
Memorial services will be held on Friday, November 7, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Martin Town Community Church with Pastor Kevin Cernek officiating.
Visitation will be Thursday, November 6th from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr., N. 18th Ave., in Monroe.


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Shirley A. Keegan
age 88, of Monroe, died on Monday, November 3, 2014 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born on February 11, 1926 in Clarno Township the daughter of Gayle and Lena (Tuescher) Matzke and was a 1943 graduate of Monroe High School.
Shirley married Leo Keegan on February 2, 1949 at St. Victor’s Rectory. Leo passed away on September 3, 1971. They had two children, Susan and Gaylen. Gaylen passed away on May 3, 1972.
Shirley worked at St. Clare Hospital in Camp Grant IL; and for the United Telephone Company; Shirley and her husband owned and operated the Ludlow Bar.
Shirley was an avid bowler, enjoyed golf, puzzles, playing pool, an avid Packer fan, and loved spending time with her family and friends. 
She was a member of the Monroe United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her daughter, Sue (James) Dahmen and their children: Cory (Marcia) Dahmen, Ryan (Lindsay) Dahmen, and Andrea (Greg) Garvens; great-grandaughters: Kennedy Dahmen, Alivia Garvens, great-grandsons: Drake Dahmen, Luke Dahmen and Keegan Dahmen; nephew, Dennis Matzke, niece, Bethany Matzke Fahr and a dear friend for many years, Caryl Gempler.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo, in 1971; son, Gaylen, in 1972; parents, Gayle Matzke, in 1981; Lena Matzke, in 1985; and a brother, Harold Matzke in 1995.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 7, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr., and 18th Ave., with pastor Randy Booth officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

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Jeanette M. Lane
age 82, of Monroe, died on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family and friends.
She was born on May 23, 1932 in Monroe, the daughter of Thomas and Bessie (Kading) Peterson and was a graduate of South Wayne High School.
Jeanette and Richard Lane were married on January 30, 1951 on the coldest day recorded in South Wayne.
Jeanette was owner and operator of the Electrolysis Center until retiring in 1996.
Jeanette was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church. She was a very caring and loving soul who enjoyed taking care of others and making people laugh.
She is survived by her daughters, Michelle (John) Strosin of Madison; Pamela (Scott) Breach of Austin, TX; grandchildren: Daniel and Megan Dwyer both of Madison; Emily and Lauren Breach both of Austin TX; brother, Roger (Rita) Peterson of Port Byron, IL; brothers-in-law, Harry Olson and Donald (Barb) Lane of Monroe; sister-in-law, Saisamorn Lane of Monroe; several nieces, nephews, cousins, a special friend, Shirley Denure and countless other friends.
She is predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Bessie; husband, Richard; brothers, Arthur and Wayne Peterson; sister, Ruth Olson; and nephew, Ricky Olson.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, November 10, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church with Fr. Larry Bakke Celebrant. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation will be Sunday, November 9th, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr. and N. 18th Ave. in Monroe.
A memorial fund is being established in Jeanette’s memory.

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Anita J. Ambrose
This is the final Curtain Call….for our star, Anita J. Ambrose, age 71, of Monroe, died on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at her home.  She was born on March 14, 1943 in Chicago, IL; the daughter of Donald and Ruth (Lowe) Barger. Anita was a 1961 graduate of McHenry Community High School. 

 Anita and Robert Ambrose Sr. were married on July 31, 1963 in McHenry, IL. 

 She attended Union Presbyterian Church, was a charter member of the Monroe Theater Guild, member of Women of the Moose Chapter #599, Monroe Arts Center and Monroe Women’s Club.  

Before her accident, Anita enjoyed bowling, the Monroe Theater Guild, helping at Blackhawk School, and spending time with family and friends. She was a supporter of the Monroe Clinic Hospice Foundation and the Green County Humane Society. 

 She is survived by her sons, Robert (Lenae) Ambrose, Brett (Shawn) Ambrose, Tom Ambrose, all of Monroe; daughter, Katie (Rudy) Bennett of Burlington; sister, Donna Jensen of Wonderlake, IL; brothers, Steve (Debra) Ormord of Dodge City, KS; David Barger, Thomas (Susan) Barger, and Richard Barger all of Pittsfield, IL; 8 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; her two dogs, Duke and Jake. 

 She is predeceased by her husband, parents, step-mother, Annabelle Barger. 

 Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Union Presbyterian Church with Reverend Jesse Larson officiating.  

 Visitation will be Wednesday, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr. and N. 18th Ave. in Monroe. 

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Robert H. Kegebein Sr.
age 76, of rural Monroe, died on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at his home. He was born on October 18, 1938 in Crystal Lake, IL; the son of Elmer and LuLu (Rohrssen) Kegebein and was a graduate of Crystal Lake Community High School. 

 Robert Served in the U.S. Army from 1956-1963 and the Army Reserve from 1963-1967. 

 Robert Kegebein and Sandra Joann Schuringa were married on March 2, 1968 in Crystal Lake, IL. 

 Robert was a proud dairy and beef farmer in Jordan Township. He enjoyed the outdoors and was proud that he could fix most anything that came his way. Robert was a member of the Monroe Bible Church. 

 He is survived by his wife, Joann, of Monroe, sons, Richard (Mary) Rehberg of Green Bay; Ronald (Kathy) Rehberg of Grand Junction,CO; Robert (Jackie) Kegebein Jr., of Argyle, daughters, Lori (Rob) Suda of Green Bay, Jodi, Sandra and Patricia Kegebein all of Monroe; brothers, 

 John (Jeannie) Kegebein of Watsonville, CA; Barry (J.C.) Kegebein of Bloomington, MN.; 11 ½ grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. 

 He is predeceased by his parents. 

 Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr. N. 18th Ave. in Monroe with Rev. Dan Krahenbuhl officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. 

 Visitation will be Friday, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home and from 10:00 a.m. until time of service on Saturday. 

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Carol A. Meyers
age 78 of Monroe died Friday, November 14th, 2014. Carol was born November 11th, 1936 in the Exeter Township, New Glarus, WI. She was the daughter of William and Marie (Baumgartner) Reuter. She graduated from the Class of 1955- Belleville High School and married Harris A. Meyers on April 27th, 1957 at the Swiss United Church of Christ, New Glarus, WI. Carol was a housewife, mother and grandmother. She had helped her husband on the farm, enjoyed many years of gardening, card club playing, polka dancing and being with family and friends. She was a member of the St John’s Church of Christ in Monroe, and in her earlier years being a part of the Stateline Square Dancers. Carol was an avid Badgers and Green Bay Packer fan. 
     Carol is survived by her husband of 57 years, Harris Meyers; a daughter, Brenda Neuenschwander, a son Bruce Meyers, and two granddaughters Bailey and Sierra Neuenschwander, all of Monroe. Sisters Lorna Mutch, Madison, Jeanette (LeRoy) Abplanalp, Sun Prairie, a brother Charles (Ruby) Reuter, Verona. Very special in-laws; sister-in-law, Judy Reuter, New Glarus, Dorothy Meyers, Monroe. Brother and sister-in-laws, Lavon (Don) Prien, Luana (Joe) Wels and with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Raymond, Leon and Robert Reuter. Very special in-laws, Stanley & Ruth Meyers, Dale Meyers, Robert Mutch, Betty Reuter, and nieces and nephews. 
     A visitation will be held Tuesday November 18th from 4-7pm at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral and funeral services will be held Wednesday November 19th at 10:30am at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home with Reverend Tiff Bates officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Hawthorne Cemetery and at a later date. Condolences may be made sent to the family at www.shriner111.com. The family would like to express their gratitude to the Pleasant View Nursing Home staff for their kindness, compassion and support. 
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Sheila Mae Schulz 
age 46 of Monroe, died on Friday, November 21, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family after a long, courageous battle with cancer. She was born on August 19, 1968, in Monroe, the daughter of Arthur and Linda (Nyman) Peterson. She was a Monroe High School graduate, going on to attain her B.S. Degree from U.W. Whitewater and her M.S. Degree from U.W. Platteville. Sheila and Marty Schulz were married in 1999 at St. Victor Catholic Church.  
Sheila worked at Pick N Saveand was a Juvenile Intake Officer for Green County. Later she was self employed as a family mediator(Family Solution Services). She attended Monroe United Methodist Church and St. Clare of Assisi Parish. 
Sheila is survived by her husband, Marty Schulz; parents, Paul and Linda Hannes; son, Hunter Arthur Thomas Schulz; step-son, Ryan Hahn; Daughters, Sydney Asina Pakria Schulz, Alyvia Bernadine Alise Schulz, Bryell Adrianna Lou Schulz; brother, Tom Peterson; step-brother, Jeff Hannes; sister, Sheri Meritt; step-sisters, Aleta Norris and Sherri Block. She is predeceased by her father, Arthur Peterson.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home, with Rev. Larry Hakes officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Monroe. A visitation will be held on Monday from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
A memorial fund is being established in Sheila’s memory.

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 Harlan W. Broughton
age 67 of Albany, died Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born on March 14, 1947 in Albany, WI, the son of Coburn and Rose (Lederman) Broughton. He graduated from Albany High School in 1965. Harlan married Darlene A. Inabnit on October 5, 1968 in Monticello, at Zwingli United Church of Christ. Harlan farmed on the family farm in rural Albany until 1992and then worked at Stoughton Trailers until his retirement. He was a member of Zwingli United Church of Christ in Monticello.
  He is survived by his wife, Darlene Broughton of Albany; son, Daniel (Shianne) Broughton of Albany; 2 daughters: Dr. Deanna (Tom) Schmidt of Houston, TX, and Annette (Nick) Roelli of Commerce, MI; brother, Corky (Marj) Broughton of Brodhead,WI; 5 sisters: June Klossner of Rockford, IL, Mary Ann Christianson of Rockford, IL, Carol (Nelson) Malkow of Monticello, WI, Susan Prien of Brodhead, WI, and Linda (Glen) Malkow of Monticello, WI; 5 grandchildren: Peyton and Karson Roelli, and McKenna, Kaleb, and Kamden Broughton. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Walter Broughton. 
  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am. Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at Zwingli United Church of Christ in Monticello, with Rev. Jeannie Douglas and Pastor Mary Gafner officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Albany. A visitation will be held Tuesday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Shriner Hager Gohlke funeral home, 1455 Mansion Dr, Monroe.​
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James R. Siebert
age 73, of Monroe, died on Monday December 1, 2014 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born on November 8, 1941 in Downers Grove, IL; the son of Melvin and Grace (Larson) Siebert and graduated from Downers Grove High School.
James and Gail Heitz – Chambers were married on June 5, 1976 in Weaton IL.
     He was a bar owner and worked at several other local business’s in the Monroe area.
He is survived by his wife, Gail Siebert of Monroe; children: Patt (Bob) Chambers Hanson of Monroe; Jean (Tom) Hurd of Browntown; Kelly Détente of AZ; Kimberly (Steven) Bush of Cole Valley, IL; Michael (Cristine) Siebert of AZ; brothers, Dr. John (Michelle) Siebert of Kailua Kona, HI; Jeff (Jan) Siebert of Sahuarita, AZ; Dr. Joe (Karen) Siebert of Downers Grove, IL; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and numerous friends.
He is predeceased by his parents, and grandparents.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr., and 18th Avenue with Lowell Stuessy officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday, December 4th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
A memorial fund is being established in Jim’s memory.

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Berneice C. Cleaveland
age 85, of Monroe, formerly of Albany, died on Thursday, December 04, 2014 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. She was born on June 4, 1929 in Argyle, Wisconsin the daughter of Henry and Bertha (Olson) Erickson and graduated from Argyle High School in 1947.
Berneice and Charles E. Cleaveland were married on January 21, 1950 at the Adams Lutheran Church Chapel in Argyle.
Bernice and her husband, Charles lived in Albany since the late 1950’s. Berneice worked at the Albany Manufacturing Company for 20 years and Ogden’s Manufacturing Company for 20 years until she retired.
She was a member of Adam’s Lutheran Church in Argyle; Albany American Legion Auxiliary and actively participated in the Boy Scouts with her husband Charles for many years.
She is survived by her children: Dennis (LaVonne) Cleaveland of Monroe; Steven Cleaveland of Evansville; Richard (Laura) Cleaveland of Juda; Nancy Caraway of Evansville; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She is predeceased by her husband, Charles, May 27, 1988; brother, Eldridge Erickson, 1999; great grandchild, MiKayla, 1992; sisters-in-law, Juenne Cleaveland, Bertha Cleaveland; brothers-in-law, Lee Cleaveland and Elmer Cleaveland.
Funeral services will be held Monday, December 8, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr., and 18th Ave., with Pastor Mary Gafner officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Albany. A visitation will be on Monday from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m.
A memorial fund is being established in Berneice’s memory.
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Dorothy J. Baertschi
age 86, of Albany, died on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at Valley Park Assisted Living in Albany. She was born on August 19, 1928 the daughter of Harry and Laura (Holtsapple) Jacobson and graduated from Albany High School.                              
Dorothy married Fred F. Baertschi on October 11, 1947 in Belleville. 
Dorothy was a farm wife and was a seasonal worker at Monticello Mink Farm and Swiss Colony.
She is survived by her children: Pamela (Larry) Teasdale of Shullsburg; Jan (Roger) Brewer and Laurie (Ron) Keepers both of Albany; grandchildren: Chad (Tara) Teasdale, Leigh (Mark) Lierman, Julie (Aaron) Wiegel, Reggie Brewer, Marcie (Ryan) Brugger, Jed (Angie Erickson) Keepers and Scott Keepers; great-grandchildren: Luke and Ryan Teasdale, Shay and Lance Lierman, Anna, Emily and Isabelle Wiegel, Skylar, Rhylin, and Raydin Brewer, Aubree Brugger and Hannah Keepers; sister, Joanne Rankins of Monroe.
She is predeceased by her parents; husband, Fred, February 2014, brother, Harry C. Jacobson and sister, Marian Maenner.
Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. the Albany United Methodist Church with Pastor Pat Soddy officiating. Burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery at a later date.
A visitation will be held, Monday, December 15th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Albany United Methodist Church.
Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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Rhonda J. Hunter
age 61, of Monroe, died on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at the University Hospital in Madison. She was born on November 2, 1953, the daughter of Kenneth and Arlene (Waters) Vlasak. She was a graduate of Argyle High School and Madison Business College.
Rhonda and Neal Hunter Jr. were married on April 21, 1984.
Rhonda was a Director of Finance for Green County for many years.
She was an avid Packer, Badger, and Brewers fan and loved to bowl.
She is survived by her husband, Neal, of Monroe, parents, Kenneth and Arlene Vlasak of Blanchardville; sons, Travis (Vicki) Hunter of Algonquin, IL; Jeremy (Ashley Gower) Hunter of Monroe; brother, Gary (Bonnie) Vlasak of Argyle, sister, Laurel (Dennis) Schliem of Monroe; andone granddaughter, Leah Hunter.
She is predeceased by her grandparents.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home, 1455 Mansion Dr., and N. 18th Ave. with Pastor Irv Caseofficiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
A visitation will be held Tuesday, December 16th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Rhonda’s memory.

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Thomas B. Graebner
age 81 of Albany, died Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at his home. He was born on December 5, 1933 in Barneveld, WI, the son of James and Nora (Hendrickson) Graebner. He graduated from Madison East High School and attended U.W. Madison. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1954. Thomas married Shirley A. Neve on November 27, 1954 in Mauston, WI . He worked as a Lithographer in the Printing Industry for Litho & Widen Color Graphics in Madison. Thomas was a member of Albany Lutheran Church. He enjoyed drawing and Sketching.
  He is survived by his wife Shirley of Albany; son, Thomas H. (Ginny) Graebner of Albany; daughter, Kristy (Jeff) Pryce of Albany; grandchildren: Bob & Missy Pryce, Mandy Graebner, and Michael (Katlyn) Graebner; and great grandchildren: Rylee and Emma. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Jim, a sister, Carolyn, and a granddaughter in infancy.
  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Albany Lions Club with Pastor David Natzke officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Albany, with Military Honors. A visitation will be held Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the Albany Lions Club. Memorials to Albany Lutheran Church in Tom’s Memory would be appreciated. Shriner Hager Gohlke funeral home is assisting the family

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Carol E. Meier
71, of South Wayne, passed away peacefully, on December 18, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Carol was born on January 7, 1943, in Apple River, IL. The daughter of Harry C. and Mary B. (Metcalf) Sigafus, Carol was the youngest of thirteen children. She married Gary Meier on June 24, 1962. They celebrated their 52nd Wedding Anniversary this year. Their marriage was full of love and respect.
Carol was a 1962 graduate of South Wayne High School. She worked a long side Gary on the family farm and babysat for her grandchildren. Carol’s family was always a priority.
Carol enjoyed her many collections, but her flower beds and garden was her favorite hobby. She loved being outside, getting her hands dirty and working in God’s soil. Carol was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Zion Country Club, volunteered at St. Vincent de Paul and passionate about giving blood.
Carol was preceded in death by her mother and father, five brothers, Mike (Jenny) Sigafus, Charlie (Charlene) Sigafus, Richard (Carol) Sigafus, Gordon “Bud” (Norma) Sigafus, Earl (Paula) Sigafus; four sisters, Violet (Lyle) Hammer, Harriett (Ralph) Fryer, Eleanor (Bud) Williams and Dolly (Paul) Siemens. She was also preceded in death by two sisters in-law, Carol (Richard) Sigafus, Jenny (Mike) Sigafus and four brothers in-law, Lyle (Violet) Hammer, Gerald (Helen) Fox, Paul (Dolly) Siemens and Bob (Veva) Manthei.
She is survived by her loving husband, Gary and children, Tadd (Maxine) Meier, of South Wayne, Lori (Rick) McDonald of Gratiot, Tammie Meier-Evenstad of Darlington, Randy (Christy) Meier of Gratiot, Mindy (Jamie) Stietz of Gratiot. 
She is further survived by sixteen adoring grandchildren, Cuyler& Austin Meier, Ryan Schneider; Carter, Carley, Brayden & Brenna McDonald; Taryn, Tatum, Taylor & Tanner Evenstad; Sam & Jenna Meier; Chase, Cade & Payton Stietz. One great-granddaughter: Katie Schneider. She is also survived by two sisters, Helen (Gerry) Fox, Veva (Bob) Manthei, one brother, John (Rita) Sigafus. She also had many surviving nieces, nephews, and extended family too large to mention but much too important to omit.
Carol fought a brave battle with brain cancer; she always had a smile on her face and her family by her side. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Monroe Clinic Hospice nurses who helped care for Carol in her last days. Their support was greatly appreciated.
Funeral services will be 12:00 Noon on Sunday, December 21, 2014, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ County DD and Butts Rd., South Wayne, with Pastor Sonya Heiser officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery in Warren, Illinois.
Visitation will be Saturday, December 20th, from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr., and N. 18th Avenue in Monroe.

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Margaret E. Gempeler
age 92, of Monroe, formerly of Monticello, passed gently into the arms of Jesus, while surrounded by her loving family, Saturday December 20, 2014 at Azura Memory Care in Monroe. She was born on December 11, 1922 in Juda, the daughter of Walter and Emma Ida (Klatt) Stricker. She attended Clarno Township School and Monroe High School. Margaret married Leon C. Gempeler on February 25, 1945 in Monroe, and enjoyed 67 wonderful years together. She was employed at Swiss Maid in New Glarus, and later worked for Mrs. Lackovich’s Christmas House, she also helped her husband on the farm her entire life. She was a member of Zwingli United Church of Christ, taught Sunday school at Zwingli Church, Eagles Club of New Glarus, the Women’s Guild, the Add A Million Club of Monroe; and she enjoyed Bowling, Gardening, Camping and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren.
She is survived by five children: Roger Gempeler of Monticello, RoxAnn Witkowski of Hilton Head Island, SC, Ron (Betsy Treuthardt) Gempeler of Brodhead, Rick (Deb) Gempeler of Beaver Dam, and Reyne (Stacey) Phillips of Browntown, a sister, Helen Schmidt of Monroe; brother-in-law, Harold Neuenschwander of Monroe; 3 granddaughters: Mary Foley, Adrian Phillips and Ashley Phillips; 7 great grandchildren: Braeden and Memphis Brewster, Itzela and Yadira Phillips, and Abbey, Johnny and Lilly Tetzlaff. She was preceded in death by her parents, Husband, Leon who died on Aug. 25, 2012; step-father, Herman Monte, 2 brothers: Fred Stricker and Willard Monte, 3sisters: Nellie Neuenschwander, Marie Stuessy and Ida Schiess, and Patricia Berra.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Zwingli United Church of Christ in Monticello, with Rev. Jeannie Douglas officiating. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery, Monticello. A visitation will be held Friday evening Dec. 26th, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, Monroe.
The family wishes to extend a Thank You to Azura Memory Care and the staff for all the love and care they gave our mother.

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Ann Marie Rufer
age 75, of Monroe died on Friday, December 19, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on January 24, 1939 in Moscow, PA, the daughter of Jacob and Marie (Zurcher) Blumer. She was a 1956 graduate of Pocano High School, in Pennsylvania. Ann and Roy Rufer were married on November 8, 1958 in Moscow, PA.  Ann and Roy farmed with his brother, Clarence, for a few years before they bought an excavating business in 1965, where she was the bookkeeper for many years.  
Ann was an active member of St. John’s United Church of Christ. She enjoyed playing cards and was a member of several card clubs. Her greatest joy was spending time with her Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, family and friends, she will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her son, Russell (Kathy) Rufer of Monroe; daughter, Sue (Jeff) Fox of Monroe; Grandchildren: Kali (Craig)Chiusano of LaPlata, MD, Mallary Fox and Garrett Fox of Monroe, Briana Rufer of Monroe; step-grandchildren, Nicholas Miller, Michelle Miller; great grandchildren, Brody Fox, Bentley Wollin, Emmalee Chiusano; sister, Jane (Ken) Williams of Wyalusing, PA; brother, Jim (Joan) Blumer of Moscow, PA; sister-in-law, Pamela Rufer of Monroe; also many nieces and nephews. She was especially close to nephew Mark Williams.  
She is predeceased by her parents; husband Roy of 50 years; brother-in-law, Clarence Rufer and great nephew baby Jacob.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 29, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at St. John’s United Church of Christ, with Rev. Tiff Bates officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Monroe. A visitation will be held on Sunday, from 2:00 to 5:00 at the Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home.
A memorial fund is being established in Ann’s memory.

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Juanita (Toodie) Zweifel
formerly of Monroe, passed away on Tuesday, December 23, 2014, surrounded by her family. Juanita was born on July 23, 1927, in Chicago, Illinois, to Edward and Beatrice (Anderson) Mulligan. She grew up in Monroe, WI, and graduated from Monroe High School in 1945. As a young woman she worked at the Monroe Train Depot. Juanita and Duane Zweifel were married on April 3, 1948. Together they farmed near Albany and Juda from 1948-1967. In 1968, they created and worked together at Zweifel Construction until Duane’s death in 1989. Juanita also worked in the gift shop of the Swiss Colony Inn in the late 1960’s.

Juanita enjoyed spending time with her family. She spent winters at her home in Ft. Myers Beach, FL. Her hobbies were walking, reading, golfing, playing cards and dancing.

Juanita is survived by her daughters, Cathy Nevens, Franklin, WI and Kay Horn (Vilas Rasmussen), of Oconomowoc, WI; her granddaughters, Kate (Jack) Cervilla, Richfield, MN, and Laura Nevens, Tempe, AZ; and her great-grandchildren Sam and Skylar Cervilla, Richfield, MN. She is also survived by her sisters, Darlyne Daley, Verna (Jim) Clark, Rita Brunner, and her brothers, Frank (Lou) Mulligan, Tom (Kate) Mulligan, Jim (Arlene) Mulligan, Bill (Linda) Mulligan, and her sisters-in-law Julia Mulligan and Terri Mulligan. Juanita is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, extended family and dear friends.

Juanita was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Duane, an infant granddaughter, brothers, Claire and Wayne Mulligan, sister, Evelyn McGinley, her in-laws, Robert and Mabel Zweifel, Melvin and Jean Zweifel, Marceda Grueschow, Spencer McGinley, George Daley, and Richard Brunner.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr., and N. 18th Avenue in Monroe with pastor Randy Booth officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be December 27thfrom 11:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

Special thanks to the caregivers at Tudor Oaks Memory Care Center and Seasons Hospice.
A memorial fund is being established in Juanita’s memory.

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Henry J. Marty
age 92 of Monroe, died Saturday, December 27, 2014, at Pleasant View Nursing Home. He was born on June 18, 1922, in Green County, the son ofHenry and Rosa (Gehrig) Marty. He graduated from Monticello High School. Henry married Carol J. Priewe on January 20, 1952, in Monroe. Henry was a 4th generation dairy farmer on the family farm in Monticello, retiring in 1984. He was a member of Zwingli United Church of Christ, Monticello. Henry enjoyed spending time with his family, had a great sense of humor, and loved to talk. He enjoyed morel mushroom hunting. Henry had a pilot’s license when he was younger and loved to fly. He experienced the joy of a hot air balloon ride and most recently a helicopter ride in September 2014.
  He is survived by his wife Carol, Monroe, 5 children: Barbara (Ronald) Smith, Monticello, Thomas (Nancy) Marty, New Glarus, James (Linda) Marty, Monticello, JoAnn (Fred) Cruse, New Glarus and Sharon (Ray) Horstmeier, Monroe; a brother, Willis G. (Beverly) Marty of Pasco, WA; a sister, Helen (Merrill) Woodward of Verona; 13 grandchildren: Michelle (Matt) Brukwicki, Tracy (Chad) Spotts, Brian Smith, Michael (Angela) Marty, Andrew Marty, Jeff (Elizabeth) Lamb, Jacob, Lucas and Logan Marty, Anna and Max Cruse, Tyler (Kerrie) Brugger and Ryan (Marcie) Brugger and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Marion Deppeler. 
A privatefamily service will be held Wednesday, December 31, 2014, at Shriner Hager Gohlke funeral home, with Pastor Mary Gafner officiating.

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Lucille A. Howard
age 83 of Monroe, died Friday, January 2, 2015 at Azura Memory Care. She was born on July 17, 1931, the daughter of Joseph and Alice (Burgess) Howard. She graduated from Monroe High School in 1949, and later from St. Agnes Nursing School in Fond Du Lac, WI. She worked as a registered nurse in LaCrosse, WI, Los Angeles, CA, but mostly in Casper, WY. She was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish. Lucille enjoyed her work, writing, watching TV, going to Church, and her trips to Dubuque.
  She is survived by a sister, Grace Sullivan of Humbolt, TN; a brother-in-law, Werner Weissenfluh of Monroe; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters: Jane Kuhlman, Ruth Nelson, Juanita Olson, Hazel Weissenfluh, and Mary Bandi; brothers-in-law, Bill Kuhlman, Paul Nelson, Emil Bandi and Earl Sullivan.
  A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at St. Clare of Assisi Parish, at St. Victor Catholic Church, with Fr. Larry Bakke presiding. Burial will be in Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Darlington. A visitation will be held Wednesday from 10:00 am until the time of service, at the Church.The family would like to thank Monroe Clinic Hospice and Azura Memory Care. Memorials may be made to St. Clare of Assisi Parish or the Alzheimer’s Association.
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Syvilla Odell Cahall
age 98, of Spooner, Wisconsin, formerly of Monroe died on Friday, January 2, 2015 at Benedictine Living Center in Spooner, Wisconsin. Odell was born on September 26, 1916 in Blanchardville, Wisconsin, the daughter of Edwin and Nellie (Olson) Severson. She attended grade school in Blanchardville and graduated from Monroe High School. Odell married Clarence Cahall on August 11, 1939 in the Union Church in Monroe. Over the years she and her husband lived in several communities, Reedsburg, Kenosha, Portage, Spooner, Waupaca and Hudson, Wisconsin.
She worked in their store in Hudson until they retired in 1978. After 46 years she and her husband moved back to Monroe in April 1987. She enjoyed gardening and golf. She was a member of the Women of the Moose Lodge. She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her parents, husband, Clarence, brother, Gordon, and sisters, Evelyn and Myra.
Graveside services will be held on Monday, January 12, 2015 at Highland memorial Park in New Berlin, Wisconsin.
A visitation will be Monday, January 12th, from 11:00 to 12:00 noon at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home in Monroe.

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Eleanor B. Frederick
age 89 of Monroe, died Thursday, January 8, 2015. She was born on February 22, 1925, in Green County; the daughter of Martin and Lena (Ladwig) Frederick. She was a graduate of Monroe High School. Eleanor worked for Huber Brewery, Burgess Batteries, Fred Gaelli, the Swiss and Limburger Cheese factory, and was Treasurer for the City of Monroe for years. She was a member of the New Apostolic Church, where she served as Church organist and Sunday School Teacher for many years.
  She is survived by her brother, Edwin Frederick; brother-in-law, Harris (Sandy) Thacher; nieces and nephews: Nancy (Ray) Schoeller, Edward (Kris) Frederick, Frederick Thacher, and Judy (Alex) Upmann; and nine great nieces and great nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Florence Marie Thacher.
  A memorial service will be held at 7:00 pm, Friday, January 16, 2015 at the New Apostolic Church in Beloit, at 516 W. Grand Ave. Beloit, WI. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, at a later date. A visitation will be held Friday, January 16, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home in Monroe. A memorial fund is being established in Eleanor’s name.

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David “Dave” Barrett
age 59, of Monroe, died on Friday, January 16, 2015, surrounded by his loving family at the Monroe Clinic Hospital after an unyielding 8 month battle with cancer. True to his character, he fought until his last breath. He was born on December 22, 1955 the son of Delos and Marleah (Prien) Barrett in Monroe. David was a 1974 graduate of Monroe HighSchool.
David and Peggy Dye were married on March 20, 1976 in Monroe.
Dave was an over the road trucker and owner of Barrett Building and Remodeling.
Dave is survived by his wife, Peggy of Monroe; daughters, Jana (Brian) Mitchell of Sparta; Jessica (Sean) O’Brien of Riverside, IL; son, Jacob (Brianna) Barrett of Sun Prairie; mother, Marleah Barrett of Monroe; brother, Paul (Susan) Barrett of Monroe, grandsons: Aiden, Logan and Declan. He also is survived by Mother and Father-in-Law Robert and Theresa Dye, as well as many nieces and nephews; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-laws; David (Denise) Dye, Carol (Dennis) Linn, Deanna (Matt) Beveridge, Donny Dye, and Sherri Barrett.
He is predeceased by his father, Delos Barrett, and brother, Dan Barrett.
Although he is gone, he can never be forgotten. His selflessness, tenaciousness, and creativity will continue to shine through his children and grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Peppercorn Banquet Hall 1417 Mansion Drive, in Monroe, Wisconsin.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to: The Barrett Family 1915 - 7th Street Monroe, Wisconsin 53566.
Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family.

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Donna L. Glendenning
age 75, of Monroe, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 surrounded by family, at UW Hospital in Madison. She was born on February 23, 1939 in Monroe, WI, the daughter of Edward and Sylvia (Brugger) Ensch. Donna graduated from Shullsburg High School, UW Platteville and UW Whitewater.
Donna and Richard Glendenning were married on December 19, 1960 in Platteville, WI.
Donna worked as an office manager for Dr. Rotblatt, DDS Oral Surgeon, assisted with the developmentally disabled at Greenco Industries, taught Art at Monroe Junior High and Monroe High School and worked in the Audio Visual Department at Monroe High School.  
Donna was a member at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church. She was also a member of the Jaycettes and a volunteer at the St. Clare Hospital Gift shop. In addition to being a devoted mother and wife, she was active throughout the years volunteering in many capacities at the Monroe High School. She had a green thumb especially devoted to growing her African Violets. She enjoyed spending summers with Dick at their cabin in Holcombe, WI and visits there from family and friends. She also took pleasure in family vacations as well as camping and fishing trips. Together she and Dick played Bridge, curled and bowled with friends throughout the years.
She is survived by her sons, Mark (Patricia) Glendenning of Green Bay; Brent (Amy) Glendenning of DeForest; daughter Ann (John) Malooly of Salt Lake City, UT; brothers David (Mary) Ensch of Madison; Michael Ensch of Shullsburg; grandchildren: Caitlin, Tony and Dan Glendenning and Erin and Grace Malooly. She is also survived by her nieces Julia and Cathrine Ensch.
She is predeceased by her parents and husband Richard.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church with Fr. Michael E. Klarer Celebrant.
Visitation will be Friday, January 23rd from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home, 1455 Mansion Drive and 
N. 18th Ave Monroe, WI.

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Daniel E. Reynolds Sr.
age 65, of Monroe, died on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born on April 6, 1949 in Pittsfield Massachusetts; the son of Michael and Betty Reynolds. 

Daniel served in the U.S. Navy from December 1967 - January 1972. 

He worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 29 years. He was a member of the Cecil Jones V.F.W. Post #2312, Disabled American Veterans, and enjoyed golf.  

He is survived by his son, Dan (Sabrina) Reynolds Jr. of Monroe, 5 grandchildren; sisters, Judy and JoAnn. 

He is predeceased by his parents, son, Michael Reynolds, and brother, Michael Reynolds. 

Private family services will be held. 

Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family. 

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Johann H. Huschitt
age 79, of Browntown, died on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at his home surrounded by his sons and special friend Becky. He was born on November 24, 1935, in Romania, the son of Franz and Anna (Beierle) Huschitt.
Johann and Irene Pfeiffer were married on May 19, 1962 at St. Vincent’s Catholic Church, Chicago, IL. They met at a German Dance Hall in Chicago.
He got his Apprenticeship in Agriculture offered by the English, after World War II. He immigrated to America in 1955. He served in the US Army from 1958 – 1960 in Fort Hood Texas with Elvis Presley. He was a tank operator in the Dirt Army Division.
Johann wanted to make a better life for his family. In order to fulfill his lifelong dream of owning his own farm, they moved from Chicago to Browntown and have resided at the Good Earth Farm for the last 45 years.
Johann farmed in Cadiz Township and worked at Kelly Springfield Tire Company for 27 years. He was a lifetime member of the Blackhawk FFA Alumni, Honorary Chapter Farmer, and Safari Club International. He was a lifelong ballroom dancer and was a worldwide traveler and hunter.
He loved his family, he loved his farm and he loved nature.
He is survived by his sons: Richard (Catherine) Huschitt,of Los Angeles, CA; Peter (Marisa) Huschitt, of Stockton, IL; Erik (Heather) Huschitt, of Monroe; Carl (Michelle) Huschitt of Browntown; brother, Franz (Marion) Huschitt of Grays Lake, IL; sister, Elizabeth Huschitt of Lake Zurich, IL; 12 grandchildren and special friend, Becky Carstens.
He is predeceased by his parents; wife, Irene, in 1995; son, Hans, in 1989.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, January 26, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Gratiot with Fr. JoJi Thirumalareddy Celebrant and Fr. Michael Morrissey of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Stockton, IL as Con-Celebrant. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery, South Wayne.
Visitation will be Sunday, January 25th from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home in Monroe.
Memorials may be directed to the Hans and Irene Huschitt Memorial Scholarship.
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Jacob J. Schillinger
age 80, of New Glarus, died on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at the Glarner Lodge in New Glarus.
Per Jacob’s wishes there will be no funeral services. Private burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family.
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Michael R. VanNatta
age 47, of Monroe, died on Monday, January 26, 2015 at his home. He was born on August 30, 1967 in Platteville the son of Robert and Catherine (Landon) VanNatta.
 Michael was a graduate of Darlington High School and had an Associate Degree in Graphic Design.
Michael and Nikki Rufer were married on May 7, 2005 at the Jordan Lutheran Church.
He was a Dispatch Warehouse Manager for Certco Company in Madison and most recently, Quality Transport in Freeport.
Michael was a member of Jordan Lutheran Church, served on the Church Council, enjoyed Nascar and enjoyed riding his Harley.
He is survived by his wife, Nikki of Monroe; daughter, Makayla VanNatta of Monroe; mother, Catherine (Norman) Mueller of Monroe; brother, Todd VanNatta of Madison; mother and father-in-law Gene and Joyce Rufer of Monroe. He is also survived by: Antonio Addison, Brandon Addison, Elizabeth VanNatta and Zachary VanNatta and other relatives and friends.
He is predeceased by his father and a sister in infancy.
Funeral services will be Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Jordan Lutheran Church, Browntown, WI; with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will follow in Jordan Lutheran Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday, January 30th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr. and N. 18th Ave. in Monroe.

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