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Clara Mae Ritter
age 95, of Monroe, passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Monroe. Born in Monroe on June 10, 1921, she was the daughter of Anna (Mahle) and Herman Fritz. Clara was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Ritter, her daughter Sherry, three brothers Russel, Chester and Elwood Fritz and two sisters, Ermina and Margaret. Her passing will also joyously reunite her with beloved dogs, Junior, Rufus and Big Boy. 

Clara worked for the Selective Service in Monroe for many years. She lived most of her life in Monroe, but while her husband served in the military, she lived in several locations including Galveston, TX and Santa Ana, CA. 

She is survived by dear friends and family including nieces, Carol and Joette Rockow of Milwaukee, Sally Lanz of New Glarus and Sandra Whitaker of Auburn, AL.  

A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 29, 2016 at Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Green County Humane Society. Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family. 





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John A. Saalsaa
age 73, of South Wayne passed away in his home on Friday, August 19, 2016.    

In accordance with John's wishes cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date.  Hanson Funeral Home assisted the family.   

The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the American Diabetes Association 

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Ruth Synnöve Fimreite 
age 82, of Monroe passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at her home. She was born the daughter of Leo and Esther (Munson) Nyre on February 22, 1934 in Mondovi, WI. Ruth was united in marriage to Donald L. Fimreite on July 9, 1960 in Mondovi, WI. 

Ruth was a 1952 graduate of Mondovi High School in Mondovi, WI. She attended Winona State College where she received her degree as an LPN. Ruth was employed at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN and later at the VA Hospital in St. Paul, MN. Ruth along with her family moved to Janesville in 1966 where she worked as a nurse at the School for the Blind. In 1976 they moved again to Stoughton where she was employed at Nygaard Nursing Home. She and her family regularly attended First Lutheran Church in Stoughton. In 1988 Ruth and her family made their final move to Monroe. She had been a member of the Grace Lutheran Church ever since. 

Family was extremely important to Ruth, and she especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be fondly remembered as an avid baker; baking cakes for her family and friends for every occasion. 

Ruth is survived by her husband, Don of Monroe; children, Jeffrey (Patty) Fimreite of Laguna Hills, CA, Lori (Dave) Wehinger of Monroe, and Lisa (Roy) Quam of Stoughton; grandchildren, Michael Fimreite, Vanessa (Art) Grichine, Christine (Gary) Buxton, Jenna, Savannah and Ryan Wehinger, and Brianna and Brandon Quam; as well as a great-grandchildren, Cooper, Destiny and Ryder Buxton; and a sister-in-law, Donna Nyre of Mondovi. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, David Nyre, Sr. 

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016 at Grace Lutheran Church in Monroe with Pastor John Tabaka officiating. Burial will follow services at the Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 at the SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Grace Lutheran Church in Monroe. 


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Dawn R. Grinnell
age 47, of Monroe passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. She was born on August 1, 1969 in Madison, the daughter of Kenneth and Yvonne (Eddy) Bauer. 

Dawn and Wayne Henning were married in1986; she later married Paul L. Grinnell on December 15, 2006 in Monroe. 

Dawn was a bartender at Turner Hall. 
She enjoyed collecting Tony Stewart, Kiss, and Green Bay Packer memorabilia, but her biggest joy was spending time with family. 

She is survived by her mother, Yvonne Bauer, of Monroe, son, Cody Henning of Mineral Point, Riley Henning of Monroe, Rory Privett of Monroe, Grayson (Daniel Bragg) Privett of Hazel Green; brother, Timothy (Jeri) Bauer of Monroe and 4 grandchildren. 
She is predeceased by her father, husband, Paul, two brothers, Scott Bauer and Jeffrey Bauer in infancy. 

A Celebration of Life will be Thursday, September 1, 2016 at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE FUNERAL HOME from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M.


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Patricia S. Duhai
age 82, of rural Monroe, passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at her home. She was born on February 20, 1934 in Aurora, IL; the daughter of Frank and Hildegarde (Lies) Hagemann.  

Patricia and Henry “Bud” Duhai were married on April 11, 1953 in Lisle IL. 

Patricia had a varied professional career, working for Kroehler Furniture and Molex in Naperville, IL. After moving to Monroe she worked for Eckum Abstract & Kittelsen Barry & Ross Attorney. Patricia was also the secretary for the Cheese Days Committee during the 1970’s. Upon returning to the Somonauk, Naperville area, she returned to Molex, where she retired in 1994. After a short time in Willow Springs Missouri, she returned to Monroe in 2000. 

She is survived by her son, Charles (Nancy) Duhai of Woodstock, IL; grandchildren, Chad Duhai (Melissa Todd), of Monroe, Justin (Rachel) Duhai of Elk Grove IL, Lindsey (Nick) Guerra of Crystal Lake, IL, Kelsey (Alex) Hartz of Rockton,IL; 4 great-grandchildren: Owen and Carson Duhai and Trenton and Olivia Guerra, aunt, Jean Hagemann of MN; uncle, Wilbert (Ruth) Hegemann of Big Rock, IL. She is also survived by 4 sisters-in-law, Kate Pantke, Tucson Arizona, Anna Calaway of Grand Marsh, WI, Laura Calaway of Peoria, IL, Josephine (Paul) Strong of Yorkville, IL; many nieces, nephews and cousins. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and infant daughter, Mary Ann Duhai. 

Visitation will be Monday, September 5th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE FUNERAL HOME 1455 mansion Dr., and 18th AVE in Monroe with a short service at 4:00 p.m.

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Shawn W. Ostrom
age 32, of Milwaukee formerly of Monroe died unexpectedly on Sunday, August 28, 2016 in Milwaukee. He was born the son of Larry and Kathy (Wright) Ostrom on April 18, 1984 in Monroe. 

Shawn was a 2002 graduate of the Monroe High School; and went on to receive his culinary degree from the Scottsdale Culinary Institute in Scottsdale, AZ. He was a gourmet chef and 2nd shift Supervisor at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee. Shawn was a dedicated man earning the achievement of Eagle Scout as well as serving as a guest chef for Big Brothers/Big Sisters at the Monroe Country Club. 

He is survived by his mother, Kathy Ostrom of Monroe; father, Larry (Jane) Ostrom of Gold Canyon, AZ; maternal grandmother, Lois Wright of Aurora, IL; half-sister, Sherri (Jerry) Wheeler of Evansville, IN; two nieces, Ashley and Natasha; special friend, Christina; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous friends; and his dog, Marvin. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Harold and Mary Lou Ostrom and maternal grandfather, Robert Wright.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 a.m., Monday, Sept. 5, 2016 at the St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church with Monsignor Larry Bakke as celebrant. Burial will follow services in the Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will take place from 2:00-5:00 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016 at the SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE Funeral Home. Memorial may be made to the Big Brothers/Big Sisters or the Apostolate to the Handicapped; Cursillo in Christianity, or charity of your choice.  

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Donald C. Drye
78, of Monroe, passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at the Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids. Don was born at his family’s home on February 12, 1938 to Leonard and Viola (Bidlingmaier) Drye in Cadiz Township. He was united in marriage to Donna Mae Blum on March 2, 1958 in Monroe.  

Don was a 1956 graduate of Winslow High School. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He was employed for 32 years at Micro Switch, retiring on January 1, 1997. Don had been a longtime member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Monroe, the Castle Rock Lions Club, where he served as the Treasurer for 14 years and received the Birch-Sturm Fellowship Award. He also was a member of the American Legion in Adams-Friendship.  

He is survived by his wife, Donna of Monroe; children, Dennis Drye of Monroe, Dena Drye of Athelstane, WI, Denise (Mark) Hanson of Monroe; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers, Dwight Drye of Marengo, IL, Duane Drye of Beloit, George Drye of Lena, IL, and Elywn (Terri) Drye of Rockford, IL; sisters, Joyce Mau and Gloria Quinn both of South Wayne, Alice (Donald) Olson of Argyle, and Rose (Tom) Durtschi of Albany. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Ruth Ann Albrecht.  

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00a.m. on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Kay Krebs officiating. Burial will follow service at the Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday from 9:00a.m. until the time of service. 

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Aaron G. Smith
age 41 of New Glarus, died Saturday, September 3, 2016 at his home, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on March 25, 1975 in Pontiac, Michigan, the son of Gary and Deborah (Ganshert) Smith. He graduated from Holy Name Seminary High School in Madison, and he graduated from Loras College in Dubuque, with a B.A. in Accounting. Aaron married Sarah Diny on November 16, 2002 in Greenleaf, Wisconsin. He worked in the Accounting and Technical Services department for Epic Systems in Verona. He was a member of St. Victor’s Catholic Church, where he was involved in many activities; he enjoyed reading, golfing, and watching professional sports. 

  He is survived by his wife, Sarah and their 3 children: Annabelle, Elizabeth, and Eli, all of New Glarus; parents, Gary and Deborah Smith of Shullsburg, WI; a sister, Stephanie (Bill) Fecht of Bowling Green, OH. 

A mass of Christian burial will be at 11:00 am Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church, with Monsignor Larry Bakke as celebrant. A visitation will be Tuesday, from 10:00 am until the time of service. Shriner Hager Gohlke funeral home is assisting the family. 

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Thomas Allen Jacobson
age 51 of Monroe, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016. He was born August 26, 1965 the son of Raymond and Elayne Jacobson. Tom was united in marriage to Mindy Ellingson on July 12, 2008 in Monroe.  

Tom was a 1983 graduate of Monroe High School and a 1989 graduate of U.W. LaCrosse where he earned his degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology. He worked for Medical Associated in Dubuque, and later became a salesman at the family business, Precision Drive & Control in Monroe and Freeport. He had been a long time member of the Loyal Order of the Moose. Tom enjoyed playing darts, cooking, and loved his pets.  

He is survived by his wife, Mindy of Monroe; parents, Raymond and Elayne Jacobson of Monroe; step-son, Bret Paulson; brothers, Steve (Patti Schliem) Jacobson of Monroe, Gene (Tracy) Jacobson of Monroe, Joel (Jamie) Jacobson of Oshkosh, and Keith (Jolene) Jacobson of Freeport; mother-in-law, Donna Ellingson of Monroe; brothers and sister-in-law, Mark (Lori) Ellingson of Pella, IA, Marcia (Tom) Wells of Ridott, IL, and Myron (Jean Rufenacht) Ellingson of Monroe. He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Terry Ellingson. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8. 2016 at the St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church with Monsignor Larry Bakke as celebrant. Burial will follow service at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Green County Humane Society in Tom’s memory.

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Earl G. Grenzow
age 91, of Monroe, formerly of Juda, died on Friday, September 9, 2016 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. He was born on April 15, 1925 in Juda, the son of George and Sylvia (Trumpy) Grenzow. 

 Earl and Georgia Quincy were married on August 15, 1959 in Platteville. Earl farmed in the Juda area his entire life, raising registered Holsteins, moving to Monroe in 2001. 

 He was a member of the Juda Zion United Methodist Church and the Holstein Friezen Assoc. since 1947. 

 He is survived by his wife, Georgia of Monroe, daughter, Karen Grenzow of Monroe, sons, John (Mary Jane) Grenzow and Kevin (Deanna) Grenzow both of Monroe; 6 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; sisters, Mary Ann Schou of Rockford and Grace Harder of Cherry Valley, IL. 

 He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Wendell. 

 Funeral services will be at 11:00 am Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at Juda Zion United Methodist Church in Juda, with Pastor Randy Booth officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Juda. 

 Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home.  


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Joan Metz
age 91 of Monroe, died Saturday September 10, 2016 at her home. Joan graduated from Durand High School and attended Browns Business College in Freeport, IL. She then worked as a secretary and Bookkeeper for the family business, Metz Standard Service. She enjoyed volunteering, including in a school, a nursing home, and at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. 

  She is survived by two daughters: Susan (Kermit) Barr and Noreen (Larry) Best; 5 granddaughters: Teresa Gahm, Denise (Frank) Peters, Tonya (Michael Yeoman) Barr, Heather (Jeff Oatley) Best and Alison Best; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and a brother. 

  A private family service will be held Saturday September 17, 2016 at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Freeport, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Joan’s name to Monroe Clinic Hospice. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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Glorene A. Stauffacher
age 80 of Monroe, died Saturday, September 16, 2016 at U.W. Hospital, Madison. She was born on February 11, 1936 in Monticello, the daughter of Herman and Alma (Lueck) Arn. She graduated from Monticello High School. Glorene married John V. Stauffacher in 1953 in Monroe, he died in 2004. She worked at The Monroe Times for several years, then went to work for a flower shop in Belleville. Glorene was a member of Monroe United Methodist Church. She enjoyed dancing, gardening, and flowers. She loved her dogs, Lucy and Katie. 

  She is survived by 5 children: David Stauffacher of Eagle River, WI, Linda (David) Emmerich of Verona, Diane Brunner of Perry, KS, James (Shelly) Stauffacher of Albany, and Janet (Mike) Crisman of Belleville; 8 grandchildren:Kimberly (Gary) Vandivier, Tiffany (Michael) Ripp-Stamey, Brianna Emmerich, Ryli Stauffacher, Rian Stauffacher, Jamie Brunner, Larisa Stauffacher, and Jamison Stauffacher; 2 great grandchildren: McKenna and Maxwell Vandivier; sisters: Janice Schmid and Beverly (Jerry) Pederson, both of Monticello. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a brother, Gary in childhood. 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Monroe United Methodist Church, with Pastor Randy Booth officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. A visitation will be held from 10:00 am until 11:00 am Wednesday, at the church. SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Glorene’s name to the Green County Humane Society. 

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Richard “Rick” L. Weeden
age 57, of Monroe passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 17, 2016. He was born the son of Robert and Louise (Strait) Weeden on January 5, 1959 in Viola, Wisconsin. Rick was united in marriage to Darlene R. Whitehead on June 3, 1977. 

Rick started his working career as the shop Foreman at Whitehead Specialties, he went on to manage Bowen Oil of Monroe for many years, and was also the owner of Weeden Rentals. He was a longtime member of the Moose Lodge, Yesteryear Antique Car Club and attended St. John’s United Church of Christ of Monroe. Rick was known for always having a project to work on; he enjoyed tinkering with antique cars. He will be remembered most for his gentle, giving nature; always willing to help others with a smile on his face. His family was very important to him and he especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. 

He is survived by his wife, Darlene of Monroe; children, Brandi (Robert) Camron, Christina (Kevin) Foley, and Shawn (Kristin) Weeden all of Monroe; grandchildren, Conner, Colin, Addison, Brent, and Brock; sister, Susan (Dave) Elmer of Brooklyn; and brothers, Randy Weeden of Monroe and Rodney (Anita Stoehr) Weeden of Monticello. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Robert and Ronnie Weeden.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 at St. John’s United Church of Christ with Pastor Todd Hackman officiating. Burial will follow services at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 from 3:00-7:00p.m. at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE Funeral Home with a Moose Service at 7:00p.m. 

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Edna Hermine Sonnenburg
102 of Monroe, passed away, Sunday, September 18, 2016 at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Monroe. She was born on December 12, 1913 the daughter of Otto and Marie (Gerke) Hoffmann at her home in Ridgeville, Wisconsin. Edna was united in marriage to Raymond M. Sonnenburg on Nov. 16, 1940 at St. Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ridgeville.  
Edna attended both public and parochial schools in Ridgeville. After her schooling she farmed for 10 years, she then went on to work at Oaktron Industries. After moving to Monroe she worked for 20 years at St. Clare Hospital, until her retirement. She had been a longtime member of Grace Lutheran Church in Monroe.  

Edna is survived by her children, Rodney Sonnenburg of Bloomingdale, IL, Robert (Linda) Sonnenburg , Ruth (Gary) Johnson, and Sharon (Lenwood) Potts all of Monroe; seven grandchildren, Tamara Balsiger, Tina (Steven) Webster, Renee (Ben) Hansen, Kelly (Mark) Haug, Wendy (Jon) Steinhauer, Joel Potts, and Janeen (Michael Miller) Potts; 12 great-grandchildren, Samantha, Kendra, Mitchell, Kirby, Kelsey, Abby, Kimmy, Jamie, Bailie, Ty, Owen, and Harper; three great-great-grandchildren, Adison, Kallie, and Brooks; and sister-in-law, Lillian Sonnenburg of Mt. Horeb. She was predeceased by her parents, husband, Raymond in 1993, son, Raymond, Jr. in 2006, daughter, Darlene in 2007, two sons in infancy Merlin and Edwin, great-great-granddaughter, Sofia Jo Kubly, four sisters, Luella (Ellis) Gorman, Dora (Edgar) Wonzer, Ruth (Leon) Stagg, and Ruby (Robert) Davenport; as well as brothers and sisters-in-law.  

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, September 22nd, at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor John Tabaka officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church until time of service. 

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

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Frieda M. Liddicoat
age 69, of Monroe, died on Monday, September 19, 2016 at her home. She was born on January 27, 1947 in Monroe, the daughter of Lawrence and Evelyn (Huntley) Bidlingmaier.  

Frieda and Carl Liddicoat were united in marriage on January 21, 1969 in Monroe. She went to Dry Goods Box Grade School and graduated from Monroe High School. 

Frieda was a Nurses Aid at St. Clare Hospital; she also was employed as a preschool Handicap Aide at South School in Monroe. 

She was a member of Green County Genealogist Society; enjoyed card making, scrapbooking and needlework. 

She formerly lived on a farm west of Monroe, but enjoyed spending her winters with her husband in Arizona, for the past 27 years. 

She is survived by her husband, Carl of Monroe; step-son, Roger Liddicoat of Darlington, step-daughters, Donna (Mike) Mackesey, Lois (Perry) Bond, Joyce (Keith) Russell, and Karen (Darrell Hill) Nostrand; brother-in-law, Al (Marsha) Liddicoat; sister, Ruth (Ed) Enzinger; 11 step-grandchildren,15 step-great-grandchildren; and 7 nieces and 1 nephew. 

She is predeceased by her parents, grandsons, Kim Liddicoat, Keith Russell Jr., Hannah Boegli; daughter-in-law, Ardith, brother and sister-in-law Norman and Doris Bidlingmaier. 

Memorial services will be held on Monday, September 26th, at 11:00 a.m. at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Mary Gafner officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date in Greenwood Cemetery. 

Visitation will be Sunday, September 25th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Per Frieda’s wishes no plants or flowers.  Memorials are being established in Frieda’s memory.

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Dorothy D. Gruenberg
age 78 of Monroe, died Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born on February 22, 1938, in Freeport, Illinois, the daughter of Walter and Isabelle (Dreibelbis) Drews. She graduated from Monroe High School in 1956. She worked at Swiss Colony for over 30 years. Dorothy was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ and the Women of the Moose, chapter #599. 

  She is survived by her children: Patricia (James) Schmitz of Kenosha, Teresa Gruenberg of Monroe and Debra Gruenberg of Belleville; Steven Gruenberg of Oregon, IL; 4 grandchildren: Chad (Shelley) Schmitz, Curt (Tara) Schmitz, Barret Gruenberg, Avery Gruenberg; 4 great grandchildren: 
Kayla Schmitz, Olivia Schmitz, Cole Schmitz, Connor Schmitz; a brother, Robert (Joyce) Drews of Monroe; sisters, Carol (Dwayne) Robieson of Lena, IL and Sharon Drews of Monroe; nieces, nephews, friends, and special friend Gerry Schwarze. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, John Drews, nephew, Daniel Drews. 

  Memorial services will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, September 24th, at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, with Reverend Todd Hackman officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. A visitation will be held Saturday from 10:00 am until the time of service at 12:00 noon at the funeral home.  

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Monroe Clinic Hospice House or Green County Humane Society. 

Family would like to thank Pleasant View Nursing Home and Monroe Clinic Hospital for all the loving care and support given to our mother.

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Virginia J. Wanless
passed on Sept.4, 2016 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was 87 years old. A burial service was held at Elmwood Cemetary in Warren IL for family and close friends. Please direct any memorials to Wisconsin Talking Book & Braille Library, 813 W. Wells Str., Milwaukee WI 53233, in Virginia's name.



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Ruth A. Menix
age 94 of Monroe, died Monday, September 26, 2016 at her home. She was born on May 13, 1922 in Malone, Texas, the daughter of Karl and Ida (Makowsky) Huse. She completed her schooling in Sparenberg, Texas. Ruth married Marvin Bielefeldt on July 20, 1944 in Sparenberg, Texas, he preceded her in death, she later married Rudolph Menix on September 17, 1960 in Tahoka, Texas, he also preceded her in death.  

  She farmed in her earlier years and did custodial work at a school in Texas. Ruth lived in Hillsboro, Lamesa, Graham and Snyder, Texas before moving to Wisconsin in 2002. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Lamesa, Texas. She enjoyed her flower gardens, doing jig-saw puzzles and playing dominos, but most of all she loved being with her family. 

 She is survived by her daughters, Rachel (Jerome) Vogel, Wanda (Larry) Grossen, Beverly (Larry) Segner and Becky Bielefeldt; step-daughter, Bobbie (Jack) Weidemann; step-sons, Wilbert, Frank and Robert (Sara) Menix; 19 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren, and 9 great great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husbands; twin sons in infancy, Gary and Jerry; brothers, Robert, Pat, R. A., Ben and L. D. Huse; sister, Thekla Brown; step-daughter, Sallie Connor and 3 grandsons. 

 Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at the Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home, with Rev. John Tabaka officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Monroe. A visitation will be held on Thursday from 12:00 noon until the time of service at the funeral home. A memorial fund is being established in Ruth’s memory. 


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