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Kathleen M. Ostrom
age 69, of Monroe, Wisconsin, formerly of Aurora, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Presence Mercy Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 11, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois.  

Kathleen was a graduate of Holy Angels Grade School and West Aurora High School. She was employed at Monroe Clinic for 38 years, and was currently working with the disabled at Greenco Industries. Kathleen was a member of the Catholic Daughters, the St. Vincent DePaul Society and the Disciples of Mercy of St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church in Monroe, Wisconsin, the Apostolate to the Handicapped, the Cursillo in Christianity, and the Big Brothers/Big Sisters. 

Survivors include her mother, Lois Wright of Aurora; three brothers, Thomas (Gail) Wright, Jack (Melinda) Wright and Daniel (Laura) Wright all of Aurora; three sisters, Nancy (Kyle) Olexa of Lake Zurich, Linda (Thomas) Kasper of Naperville and Beth (Marty) Lachat of Aurora; twenty four nieces and nephews; twelve great nieces and nephews; numerous cousins and friends; her step-daughter, Sherri (Jerry) Wheeler of Evansville, IN; two granddaughters, Natasha and Ashley; and three great grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her son, Shawn W. Ostrom in 2016; her father, Robert Wright; and her brother, William Wright. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 11:00 AM at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church, 1416 20th Ave, in Monroe, with Monsignor Larry Bakke celebrant. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.  

 Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 26th, from 4:00 - 7:00 PM at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE funeral home, 1455 Mansion Dr. and 18th Ave. in Monroe, WI. 

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Ruth M. Kelley
age 84, of Monroe, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on February 25, 1933 in Waukegan, IL, the fourth sibling of five to James and Josephine (Washington) Grashen.
Ruth and Charles Kelley Jr. were united in marriage on January 6, 1958 in Waukegan, IL. Along with raising her children, Ruth also babysat and worked as a crossing guard in North Chicago.
Ruth, mother of 7, dedicated to raising her children, her calling was not higher education, but being obedient to the Lord; she made it a point to raise her children to surrender their lives to Jesus Christ.
She was a member of the Monroe Bible Church.
She is survived by her husband, Charles of Monroe; children: Lynda (Byron) Grassnickle, Michael (Bobbi Jo) Kelley, Ronald Kelley, Timothy Kelley, Teresa Kelley, Darin (Cynde) Kelley and Carla Kelley; 25 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Minnie Grashen; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
She is predeceased by her parents, and grandson, Arien Torey Peterson.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 12:00 noon at the Monroe Bible Church 2613 8th Avenue, in Monroe, WI; with Pastor Dan Krahenbuhl officiating. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Memorial Park in Zion, IL.
Visitation will be Friday, April 28th from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 noon at the church.

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Cyril L. (Bosco) Waelti
age 59, of Monroe, died on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at U.W. Hospital Madison, surrounded by his family. He was born on March 13, 1958 in Monroe, the son of Lawrence and Clara (Whitehead) Waelti. 

Cyril was a graduate of Orangeville High School. 

Cyril and Judy Fiez were united in marriage on August 11, 1979 at St. Victor’s Catholic Church. 

He was employed at Dorman Cheese for many years, Honeywell, was a Real Estate Agent and Auctioneer for 30 years, and recently was employed with Kuhn North America. 

He enjoyed spending time with his wife, taking numerous road trips on their Harley. He also enjoyed hunting, but his greatest joy was spending time with his grandsons. Cyril was a people person; he enjoyed talking and spending time with family and friends. 

He is survived by his wife, Judy, sons, Tony and Nic Waelti; daughter, Jamie (Jed) Strait, and grandsons, Nashton and Nolan; foster brothers, Louie Bunker and Troy Menehan; brothers-in-law, Leon (Chris) Fiez, David (Chong) Fiez, sisters-in-law, Sue (Jim) Dalee, Denise (Mike) Heller, Terri Fiez; also many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. 

 He is predeceased by his parents, and half sister, Phyllis Martin. 

A Visitation will be Friday, April 28, 2017 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE funeral home, 1455 Mansion Dr., and 18th Avenue in Monroe. A private graveside service will be held at Calvary Cemetery. 

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 29th, at Sinners Saloon 1428 17th Street in Monroe, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.  

A special thank you to U.W. Hospital and Clinic Staff for their continuous care and support throughout the past year.

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Alan W. Shippy
age 61, of Monroe, died on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at his home. He was born on February 8, 1956 in Monroe, the son of Melvin and Betty (Strothman) Shippy. He attended Monroe High School. 

Alan and Jenell Paulson were united in marriage on June 30, 1979 in Monroe. 

He was employed with Cleary Building. 

He was a member of the McConnell Genealogical Society; he enjoyed fishing, video games and was a 49’ers fan. 

He served in the U.S. Navy. 

He is survived by his wife, Jenell of Monroe, children: Erin (Brandon) Rudisill of Winslow, IL; Travis and Lane Shippy both of Monroe; granddaughter, Lila Rudisill; brother, Danny Shippy of Lena, IL; several half - brothers, and many nieces and nephews. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, and sister-in-law, Julie Shippy. 

A Celebration of Alan’s life will be held Tuesday, May 2, 2017 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE funeral home. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery at a later date.

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Gale A. Gohlke
age 77, of Monroe, died peacefully while asleep on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at his home.  He was courageous in his battle with pancreatic cancer.  He was tenderly cared for by his wife Carol along with his children and many friends from the Monroe and Albany area.  

Gale was born on May 12, 1939 in Neshkoro, WI, the son of Arnold and Esther (Phillips) Gohlke.  He graduated from Oxford High School and the Wisconsin School of Mortuary Science in Milwaukee.  Gale and Carol Kleven were united in marriage on April 15, 1961 at Arkdale Lutheran Church in Arkdale, WI.   

Gale was a prominent funeral director for over 50 years, serving area communities, starting in Poynette, Kenosha, Racine, Albany, Janesville, and for the past 21 years serving the Monroe area at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home.  He truly enjoyed helping families in Green County when they needed him. 

Gale was very involved in community service through his membership with the Albany Lions Club, and more recently Monroe Lions Club, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge Post #754, Albany Lutheran Church, and more recently Grace Lutheran Church.  He also served the Village of Albany as President. 

Gale had many dreams and passions.  He enjoyed playing golf with family and friends, bowling at the Albany Lanes, and his annual winter trips to the warm places in Mexico, the Caribbean Islands, Texas, and Arizona.  His greatest joy was time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren at his home in rural Monroe. 

He is survived by his wife Carol, of Monroe, children: Brian (Anne) of Janesville, daughter, Teri Jo of Madison, Dennis (Tracy) of Plymouth, Gregory (Dawn) of Appleton, and Keith of Janesville; grandchildren: Mason, Brianne, Jared, Sean, Connor, and Ethan; brothers:  Harold (Barbara) of Endeavor and Marlin (Joy) of Butternut, WI; as well as many nieces, nephews, other family, and many area friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Esther, mother and father in-laws Marvin and Ruebena Kleven. 

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 1025 15th Avenue, in Monroe, WI, with Pastor John Tabaka officiating.  Private burial will be at Oxford Cemetery, Oxford, WI. 

Visitation will be Monday, May 1st, at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home, 1455 Mansion Dr., and 18th Avenue from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the church.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to UW Carbone Cancer Center or Agrace Hospice of Madison, WI.  

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Inez Heinzelman
101, of Monroe, WI. passed away unexpectedly on May 1, 2017 at Monroe Clinic Hospital. She was born on August 23, 1915 in a farm house outside Brodhead, WI to parents Frank and Emma (Alf) Schultz. She graduated from Brodhead High School and University WI Platteville with a degree in elementary education. She taught for 16 years in rural schools in Rock and Green counties and taught 22 years in the Monroe School System where she was a 1st grade teacher and later a teaching principal for 12 years at East School. Inez was the first president of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Monroe.
Inez married Willis E. Mitchell, on August 29, 1938 in Dubuque, IA. They had two daughters, Carol (Carla) Jean Pederson and Jane Ann Boll-Gibbons. Willis died in 1968 and Inez later married Herman Heinzelman in March of 1970. Herman passed away in 2014.
Inez is survived by her daughters Carla Pederson and Jane Boll-Gibbons (Jeff), 3 stepdaughters: Cherrie Woodley, Jackie Roan, and June Rood (Larry), three grandchildren: Tracey Pederson (Kathy Greb), Brad Boll (Valerie) and Greg Boll (Kirsten), numerous step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Noon at the United Methodist Church in Monroe with Randy Booth officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 10am to time of service. Shriner Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home will be assisting with arrangements. A memorial has been established in her name.
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Violetta F. Baumgartner
age 97, of Monroe, died on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at her home. She was born on December 3, 1919 in Monroe, Wisconsin the daughter of Harvey and Florence (Thomm) Huffman. She was a 1937 graduate from Monroe High School. 

Violetta and Alfred W. Baumgartner were united in marriage on February 14, 1940 at St. John’s United Church of Christ. 

Violetta farmed with her husband and also worked at Color Putty in Monroe for many years. 

She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ. She enjoyed music and tending to her flower gardens. She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and great grandmother. 

She is survived by her children: Phyllis (Louis) Studer of Monroe, Lyle (Margaret) Baumgartner of Monroe, Harvey Baumgartner of Elroy, Wisconsin and 8 grandchildren: Carrie Herzog, Allison Hlubek, Amie, Michael and Karen Baumgartner, Emily Holz, Anna Lanman and Brook Baumgartner; and 17 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. 

Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 8, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s United Church of Christ, with Rev. Kathleen Rinear officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. 

Visitation will be Monday, May 8th, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 at the church. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Monroe Clinic Hospice or St. John’s United Church of Christ in Violetta’s memory. 

The family would like to thank St. Claire Friedensheim and their staff for the wonderful care given our mother. 

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

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Lois M. Hannes 
age 84, of Albany passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Valley Park Assisted Living in Albany.  

Lois was born June 5th 1932 in Hollandtown, WI. She grew up in Brodhead, then married Carl George Hannes Jr. on August 31st, 1958. The couple move to Albany and settled on the family farm the remainder of her life. 

Lois started a career in banking at the 1st National Bank in Monroe then worked for many years at the Bank of Albany where she retired. Lois also worked lovingly alongside her husband on the family farm where they became relatively famous for the Allis Chalmers tractors proudly displayed along Highway 59. She raised three children of her own and was “mom” to many others. After retirement from banking and farming, Lois took many trips to Minnesota to visit her two grandsons. Lois loved to garden when she was home and was a member of St Patrick’s church. 

Lois took special care of many family members, sister Helen, nieces, nephews, mother in law, and family friends in the community. On the farm there was always an extended family member or friends around which made for a lot of shenanigans on the Hannes Farm. 

She is survived by her son Christian Hannes of Albany, a daughter Corrine (Chip) Solner, Son in law Dave Solner, two grandsons Stone and Cole of Apple Valley, Minnesota, sister Carol McCarl of Salem Oregon and many nieces and nephews. 

A graveside memorial will be held at 1:00PM on Saturday May 13th at St Patrick’s Cemetery, Albany, WI with father Michael Moon presiding. A celebration of life with a luncheon will follow immediately after at the Hannes Farm in Albany till 4:30PM. 

Lois is preceded in death by her brother Dan, husband Carl, Sister Helen Broeren, and son Dan. 

Special thanks to John & Heidi Lacy, the staff at Valley Park of Albany, Agrace Hospice Care, Stoughton Home Health Care and Shriner-Ager-Gohlke Funeral Home for all their help with Lois over the past several years. 


Donations can be sent on behalf of Lois Hannes to Blindskills, Inc., P.O. Box 5181 Salem, Or. 97304-0181 

Or online www.blindskills.com

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Zelma Louise (Lehnherr) Bauman
age 98, died on Wednesday, May3, 2017 at her home in Monroe. She was born on January 24, 1919 at Deaconess Hospital in Monroe to Christian Fred and Dora (Bayrhoffer)-Lehnherr. 

Zelma attended Franklin Rural Grade School and Monroe High School, graduating in 1936. She studied at Carroll College for 2 years and graduated from Grover Barnhardt Business School in Madison in 1940. Prior to her marriage she was employed by Dr. N.A. Hill in Madison.  

On February 16, 1941, Zelma married William Karl Bauman, Sr. at St. John’s Evangelical and Reformed Church in Monroe. She devoted her life to her family and to the 4 generation family business, Bauman Ace Hardware. 

Zelma was a lifelong member of St. John’s UCC, where she taught Sunday School. She was a Girl Scout Leader, avid sports enthusiast, bridge player, church quilter, and bird watcher. 

Survivors include 5 children, William K. (Sharon) Bauman, Jr., Hudson, Kay (Rev. Robert) Christman, Green Bay, Ann (Ross) Moody, Sydney, Australia, Barbara (Dan) Gelbach, Monroe, and John (Jenny Zimmerman) Bauman; Sisters, Oregon; daughter-in-law, Mary Bauman, Monroe; one sister, Alice Hendrickson, Ft. Atkinson; 11 grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild, their families and many nieces, nephews, and friends.  

She was preceded in death by her husband, William; brothers, Nathan and Harold; twin sister, Thelma Demming; sister, Leona Naeyaert; and granddaughter, Anna Christman Horvath.  

From baptism to death, Zelma was a child of God. “Be thou faithful unto death and I will give thee a crown of life”.  

Visitation will be at 10:00 am until time of service at 11:00 am, Thursday, May 18, 2017 at St. John’s UCC with Rev. Kathleen Rinear officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. John’s UCC, Monroe, Family Promise of Green County or a charity of your choice. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family. 

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Paul Michael Lamp
age 69, of Juda, died on Friday, May 12, 2017 at his home. He was born on April 22, 1948, in Parkersburg, West Virginia the son of Alexander and Buelah (Lange) Lamp. Paul was united in marriage to Sherri Recoy on April 29, 1966 in Lanark, IL

Paul worked as a janitor at Advance Transformers, through Green-Co, for many years. He enjoyed fishing, mowing the yard; he especially enjoyed spending time with his family.  

He is survived by his wife, Sherri Lamp of Juda; children, Renee (Kenneth) Eberle of Monroe, Susan (Brad) Renken of Monticello, and Michael Lamp of Monroe; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Dennis (Katie) Recoy; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents. 

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at the SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Charles Lamp officiating. Visitation will be held from 1:00pm until the time of service at the funeral home on Tuesday. 

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Tripp C. Luebke
Our precious son, Tripp C. Luebke was taken home to heaven on May 15, 2017. 

He was born on October 25, 2016 in Monroe, the son of Gregory Luebke Jr., and Elizabeth Roen. 

He is survived by his parents, Gregory Luebke Jr., and Elizabeth Roen; sister, Betty Cramer; maternal grandparents, Melvin and Marie Roen of Blue River, WI; paternal grandparents, Terri Olson (Kerry Segner) of Browntown and Gregory Luebke Sr. (Karie Dirksen) of Beloit; maternal grandmother, Meralee Gilbert of Blanchardville, maternal grandfather, Jerry (Julie) Letcher of Lancaster, paternal great-grandmother, Caryl Plantikow of Monroe; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives and friends 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home with Pastor Chuck Heffelfinger officiating. Burial will follow at Pioneer Cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

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