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Marian Hazel (Bayrhoffer) Heuer
age 102 died Monday, August 7, 2017 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born to Theodore and Anna (Mau) Bayrhoffer on October 29, 1914 in Monroe. She graduated from Monroe High School in 1931 and Spencerian College in Milwaukee in 1932.  

She returned to Monroe during the Great Depression and was employed at the First National Bank. She later was a secretary at the Swiss Colony and worked in the Treasurer’s Office at City Hall. She also was a part time secretary in her husband’s Hudson-Allis Chalmers Dealership. Marian married Victor Heuer on February 22, 1936 at St. Johns United Church of Christ in Monroe by Rev. P.A. Schuh. She was a longtime member of St. Johns United Church of Christ. 

She is survived by two children: Ronald (Kathy) Heuer of Racine and Marcia (Joe) Donny of Monroe; 5 grandchildren, Debbie Donny of New Mexico, Christie (John) Huber of Colorado, Joanne (Jim) Upmann of Monroe, Michael (Shari) Heuer of Middleton, and Michelle (John) Garner of Georgia; 13 great grandchildren; and 8 great-great grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Victor in 1997; son-in-law, Joe Donny; 2 sisters: Frances (Frank) Melville and Gladys (Howard) Steinmann; 3 brothers: Theodore (Carol) Bayrhoffer, Jr., Robert (Kay) Bayrhoffer, and Charles, as a small child.  

Private graveside services will be held at Greenwood Cemetery. 

 A visitation will be held on Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 10:00am until 12:00pm Noon at the SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Monroe Clinic Hospice 515 22nd Avenue, Monroe, WI and Pleasant View Nursing Home, N3150 Highway 81, Monroe WI 53566. 




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Aaron R. Muralt 
of rural Monticello went to be with his lord and savior on August 8, 2017. Aaron was an accomplished farmer, retired teacher and Veteran of the U.S. Army. He was born on May 30, 1934 in Menominee, Wisconsin to Samuel and Mildred Muralt. He attended high school in Wells Minnesota excelling in academics and sports graduating in 1951. Aaron attended Wheaton College in Ill. Receiving a Bachelor Degree in education, followed by a Masters of Counseling from University of Whitewater. He moved on to teaching in the Rockford Ill. School system retiring after 48 years. He farmed with his family in southern Wisconsin for many years.  

Aaron was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, and two former wives.  

He is survived by former wife Anita Lundberg-Stanhope; and spouse Debra (Peterson) Muralt. Children, Billy (Greg Morritz) Muralt, Jeff (Darla) Muralt, Georgean (Roger) Hunt, Pamela (Mike) Parker, Mariann (Gerald) Rufer, Lisa (Tom Germann) Olson, Donna (Scott Bredeson) Muralt, Matt (Jenny ) Muralt,. Aaron also has 20 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the University of Wisconsin Transplant foundation.  

Funeral Services will be Monday, August 14, 2017 at Hilltop Community Church in Albany, at 12:00 Noon, with Rev. Michael Parker and Rev. Ron Hayes officiating. Burial will follow at the Gap Cemetery, rural Albany. 

Visitation will be Sunday, August 13th from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE funeral home in Monroe.



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Joyce Marie Norder
88, of Monroe passed away, surrounded by her family, on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at The Monroe Clinic Hospice Home. She was born on April 25, 1929 the daughter of Charles and Viola (Grabow) Bartelt. Joyce was united in marriage to Frederick Norder in 1948 in Monroe; together they had one daughter, they later divorced. 
Joyce worked for Burgess Battery, Oaktron, and Medina Nursing Home in Durand. She was a longtime member of Congregational United Church of Christ in Brodhead. Joyce enjoyed gardening, sewing, and spending time with her grandchildren. 
She is survived by her daughter, Sue Henning; nine grandchildren, Henri (Dudley) Timm, their children, Scott, Cory, and Eric, Fred (Carrie) Norder, their children, Joseph, Camryn, Keith, and David, Gena (Jesse Zuelke) Henning, children, Autumn and Hunter Pehl, Joe (Sara) Henning, their children, Michael and Madalyn, Jennifer (Abe) Valencia, their children, Isaak, Darani, and Blaize, Heather (Shanon) Liphart, their children, Jessika, Vanessa, Rebekah, and Mason, Megan (Mike) Rackow, their son, Thomas, Amy (Ryan) Gerber, their children, Rylee, Aaron, and one expected in January, and Kelsey (Jake Johnson) Henning, their children, Jayce and Aislynn; one great-great grandson, Lincoln Bailey; brother, Nathan Bartelt; sister, Carol Bloomingdale; and special friends, Jim (jean) Belke and Evaline Tresner.  
She was preceded in death by her parents; 5 brothers, Ransom, Delbert, Roy, Earl and Alton; sister, Shirley Nolan; and son-in-law, Henry Henning. 
A Memorial Service will be held at 4:00pm on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Brodhead with Rev. David Frey officiating. Visitation will be held at church on Saturday from 2:00pm until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. The Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family; condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com. 


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Jeffrey A. Mayer
age 52, of Monroe, passed away unexpectedly, on Thursday, August 10, 2017. He was born on May 30, 1965 in Monroe, the son of Otto and Judith (Trumpy) Mayer. 

Jeff was a 1983 graduate of Monroe High School and attended U.W. Platteville. 

Jeff worked for Industrial Combustion in the sales department for 30 years, retiring in 2016. He was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church; and a former member of Alpine Curling Club. 

Jeff enjoyed many sports and was an avid Packer, Brewer and Badger fan; but his greatest joy was spending time with his most precious daughter Josie and his family. 

He is survived by his parents, Otto and Judith Mayer of Monroe, daughter, Josie Mayer of Madison, sister, Brenda (Marc Blanc) Kohls of New Glarus, nephew, Joshua (Ashley) Kohls of Big Bend, WI. 

He is preceded in death by his Paternal and Maternal Grandparents, 2 Aunts, 3 Uncles and 1 Cousin. 

Private family services will be held. 

He will be deeply missed by his family and friends and all who knew him. 
We find comfort in knowing he is at peace now and no longer suffering. 

In Lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established. 

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


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Jeffrey John Miller
age 60, of Monroe, died April 1, 2017 at Caring Hands in Brodhead. He was born August 16, 1956 in Monroe, the fifth child of Uno Henry and June Margaret (Ward) Miller. He attended Monroe High School and Platteville State College. Jeff was a mechanic in Phoenix, AZ for many years and enjoyed attending car shows. He moved back to Monroe when his health began to fail. He was a member of the Union Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed family holidays and picnics, and his many pet cats. 

  He is survived by his 3 brothers: Vance (Brenda) Miller, Monroe, Uno Michael (Jane) Miller of Paradise Valley, AZ, and Stephen (Deanne) Miller of Monroe; and his sister, Sandra (Palmer) Bogenholm-Smitherman of Los Alamos, NM; as well as by many nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Uno and June Miller. We miss you Jeffrey and loved you very much. 

  A memorial service will be held at 12:00 noon on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at the Union Presbyterian Church with Pastor Jesse Larson officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Monroe. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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Russell R. Block
age 68, of rural Monroe, died on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at his home, surrounded by his family, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born on September 5, 1948, the son of Roy and Dorothy (Beach) Block. 

Russell was a 1966 graduate of Monroe High school and U.W. Madison Short Course.

Russell married the love of his life Linda Zeal, on September 4, 1971, at St. John’s United Church of Christ.

Russ was a very proud and productive farmer his entire life. He was awarded outstanding Farm Bureau young farmer in 1975. He also was very proud in 2016, to be recognized at the Wisconsin State Fair for continuing the Block Family Farm for 150 years.

He was a member of Clarno Zion United Methodist Church and past member of Green County Farm Bureau. 
He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, traveling and most of all spending time with his family, especially his Grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife Lin, of Monroe, mother, Dorothy Block of Monroe, daughters, Krystal (Jason) Zahradka, of Monroe, Kerryne (Jeff) Kraemer of Middleton, an AFS daughter, Elin Evja (Odd Hansen), from Norway; grandchildren: Hayden, Kollin, and Kierra Zahradka; Evan and Kameron Kraemer; brother, Gerald (LaVonne) Block of Paulsbo, WA; sister, Beverly (Richard) Wehinger of Monroe; nephews, nieces and many other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his father Roy.

Funeral services will be Monday, August 21, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at the Monroe United Methodist Church with Rev. Inwha Shon, Rev. Randy Booth and Chaplain Sue Hall officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be Sunday, August 20, 2017 at the Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr., and 18th Ave., in Monroe, from 2:00 – 5:00 P.M.

A memorial fund is being established in Russell’s name.

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Evelyn Marie Brugger
age 95, of Monroe passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at her home. She was born on October 23, 1921, the daughter Clarence and Norma (Zinser) Becker in Monroe. Evelyn was a 1939 graduate of Monroe High School and Madison School of Cosmetology. She was united in marriage to John B. Brugger in 1941 at her parent’s home; he preceded her in death in 1986.  

Evelyn worked as a secretary for several cheese companies, and retired from JS Hoffman Company after 18 years of dedicated service. She was a longtime member of St. John’s United Church of Christ and the Monroe Moose Lodge.  

Evelyn is survived by her children, Tamara (Wilson) Bloom, Kristine Brugger, Lynette (George) Kjelland and Brian (Wanda) Brugger; grandchildren, Brent, Trisha, and Craig Bloom, Tashana, Paul, and Andrew Kjelland, Michael (Rachel) Brugger, Jan Brugger, and Afton Hoeper; two great grandchildren, Isabella Bloom and Adelyn Kjelland; and family friend, Jean Wyss. 

She was predeceased by her parents; husband; and stepfather, Jim Heffron. 

Private family services will be held. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.  

Memorials may be directed to: The Monroe Clinic Hospice., St. John’s United Church of Christ or Cystic Fibrosis Research Inc. 1731 Embarcadero RD STE 210, Palo Alto CA 94303-3339.

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Adair Frances Price Najat
age 76, of Monroe, died on August 16, 2017 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born on December 23, 1940 in St. Louis, MO; the daughter of Arthur and Lucile (McAllister) Price Sr. 

Adair was a graduate of Herbert Hoover High School, Glendale, CA; after her last child graduated from high school she attended MATC and received an Associate of Science degree in Restaurant and Hotel Cookery. 

Adair and Hushang “Henry” Najat were united in marriage on May 8, 1962 by the Justice of the Peace in Chicago, IL. 

She was a devoted wife and mother, and was employed with Kemper Insurance Company in Chicago, IL and the University of Illinois at Navy Pier Admissions Office. 

She was a member of the Monroe Women’s Club, where she served as president. She also volunteered extensively at the Monroe Hospital Auxiliary; where she put in thousands of hours. 

She volunteered at Monroe Arts Center initially doing office work and then catered numerous receptions. Her delicious food and presentation was enjoyed by many. She enjoyed singing and was a member of the Bel Canto Singers. 

She is survived by her husband, Dr. Hushang “Henry” Najat; children: Audrey Najat, John Najat (Fiance’ Jessica), Joseph (Melinda) Najat; brother, Arthur Roberts Price Jr. and her “Little Girl” Bailey. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, twin sister, Clair, and sister “Skip” Lucile. 

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home in Monroe. 

Visitation will be Saturday, August 26th from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Monroe Clinic Hospice or the Monroe Arts Center (MAC).

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Victor W. Boss 
age 74 of Albany, passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born on November 22, 1942 in Monroe, the son of Albert and Bessie (Fischer) Boss. He attended Monroe schools. Victor married Catherine M. Peevyhouse on February 24, 1963 in Monroe. Victor started out farming, then he went to work as a painter at Knight manufacturing for 27 years, after retiring he worked at the Albany recycling for 7 years. He enjoyed woodworking and caning, but his biggest joy was spending time with his grandkids. 

  He is survived by his wife, Catherine of Albany; children: Richard (Cherie) Boss of Albany and Sharon (Jeff) Nelson of Raleigh, NC; grandchildren: Owen and Gabrielle Boss and Caleb and Carter Nelson; 3 brothers: Delbert (Sally) Boss of Monroe, Ervin Boss of Rockford, and Wilbert Boss of Albany; and many nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Teresa Boss and 4 sisters. 

  Private graveside services will be held at Hillcrest cemetery in Albany at a later date. SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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Richard “Dick” Gerard Teasdale 
age 61 of Darlington, died Monday, August 28, 2017 at Lafayette County Manor. He was born on October 23, 1955 in Darlington, the son of Burdette and Anna (Francis) Teasdale. He graduated Monroe High School in 1973. Dick worked for different landscaping and nursery businesses. He enjoyed planting flowers and plants, and was an avid Packer fan. 

  He is survived by his siblings: Bill (Kathy) Teasdale of Veneta, OR, John (Sharon) Teasdale of Monticello, Mary Ellen (John) Symons of Gratiot, Pat (Patricia) Teasdale of Monroe, Ann Marie (Jeff) Wiegel of Monroe, and Mike (Julie) Teasdale of Monroe; sister-in-law, Paula Teasdale of Freeport; many nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jim; and partner, Jerry. 

Private Graveside Services will be held at Union Grove Cemetery in Darlington at a later date. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family. 
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Viola M. White
age 84 of Monroe, died unexpectedly Monday, August 28, 2017 at her home. She was born on October 11, 1932 in Winslow, Illinois, the daughter of Henry Christian Fredrick and Carrie (May Lake) Borchardt. She attended Winslow and Monroe schools. Viola married Earl L. White in 1989 in Monroe. Viola worked hard on the farm with Earl; milking cows, raising chickens & hogs, baling hay, mowing grass and gardening; especially her flowers.  
She taught herself how to cook. Anyone that knew her always wanted one of her pies. Over the years she had made over 300 doz Xmas cookies for local bank parties, deviled eggs for every funeral luncheon and pies, oh the pies! She just made 8 for a recent church social and always dozens for the Picker's Flea Market.
She also taught herself how to crochet. She always had a crochet hook in her hand, even minutes before she passed. She showed off her crocheting and baking talents at 5 local fairs over the years and had won over 30 Best of Show awards!
  She was a member of Peace Church in Christ in Browntown and the Homemakers club. She enjoyed taking car rides, playing bingo, listening to live music, watching Wheel of Fortune, playing scratch-off tickets and weeding her flowers around a 500' picket fence, with only a putty knife-really!
  She is survived by her only daughter, Susan (Tom) Konopacki of Monroe; a brother, John “Fritz” Borchardt of Richland Center. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, George Borchardt and sister, Rosemary Borchardt.
  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Peace Church in Christ in Browntown, with Rev. Wayne Gregory officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Hawthorne cemetery. A visitation will be held Friday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home. Memorials can be made in her name to Peace Church.
“My mom was the most patient, kind, loving, giving, self-less person with a gentle, quiet nature. I was honored to have her as a mother. Our hearts have a HUGE hole in them now, but someday, we will join her in PARADISE! I Love you mom forever.....Susan”

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Dorothy Schuepp  
Beloved wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, Dorothy (Wittwer) Schuepp, age 87, of Verona, WI died peacefully after a brief illness on July 22, 2017 with family at her side.  

Dorothy was born in Mt Horeb, WI; the daughter of Carl and Clara (Slotten) Wittwer and graduated valedictorian of her class from Mt Horeb High School. She met the love of her life, Walter (Wally) Schuepp, in Sunday School at Zwingli Evangelical and Reformed Church in Mt Vernon, WI where they were married on July 30, 1949. Dorothy and Wally were proprietors in several cheese businesses throughout their 56 years of married life. They lived in Evansville and Monroe, WI where they raised four daughters. Wally preceded her in death in 2005. 

Immediately prior to his death Wally asked his best friend, Harlan Dahlk, to “take care of Dorothy”. A lifelong friend of Dorothy and Wally, Harlan accepted unequivocally. Long after the deaths of their spouses Dorothy and Harlan kept in touch and cared for each other. In 2010, Dorothy moved to Verona, WI to be closer to Harlan. They were companions until her recent illness. 

Devoted in faith and family Dorothy was an active member of the United Church of Christ in Monroe until moving to Verona WI. She then joined St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church in Verona. Dorothy enjoyed volunteer work at her church. 

In addition to being an extraordinary homemaker, Dorothy loved to bake. Her cookies were well-loved by family and friends, especially at holiday time. Dorothy loved to sew; making dresses for her daughters’ proms and Christmas dresses for their annual holiday photos. She loved music, especially Big Band swing. She was an accomplished tuba player, pianist and percussionist. Dorothy earned a music scholarship to UW-Madison. She was a dedicated Girl Scout leader who also enjoyed gardening, reading and traveling. She and Wally made several trips to visit family and friends in Switzerland. They hosted many visitors from Switzerland at their home in Monroe. In her later years, Dorothy embraced the role of researching family genealogy which she lovingly shared with family members.  

Dorothy is survived by daughters: Kristi (Fred) Gutierrez of Milwaukee, Jeri (Eugene) Pliner of San Francisco, Kathy (Roy) Langley of Charlotte, NC, JoAnn (Andy) Affolter of Madison; her brother, Darrell (Helen) Wittwer of Brookfield, WI; her companion, Harlan Dahlk of Verona: six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and many other relatives and dear friends.  

Dorothy was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Wally; her in-laws Eugene and Bertha Schuepp and her brother-in-law, Charles Schuepp. Private burial will take place at Greenwood Cemetery in Monroe. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held in the New Glarus Hotel at 1pm on Oct. 7, 2017. Memorials may be directed to: Agrace Foundation 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI 53711. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home of Monroe is assisting the family. 

 Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com 

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  1455 Mansion Dr. P.O. Box 86 Monroe, WI 53566 
  Phone: 608-325-4306 Fax: 608-325-2185  

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Hugh “Tink” Cecil Durgin, Jr.
age 75, of Monroe, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017. He was born January 12, 1942 at St. Clare Hospital, Monroe, the only child to Hugh C. Durgin and Valerie Dorothy (West) Durgin. Tink graduated from Monroe High School on June 2, 1960. Following in his father’s military service, Tink entered the Marine Corp in May 1964 and was honorably discharged for a pre-existing medical condition shortly after. Tink married Judith Lanaya Berndt on August 31, 1968 at Grace Lutheran Church, Monroe. Tink and Judy had no children. Tink was employed by Monroe Redi-Mix, Inc., which became Monroe Construction, Inc. for over 40 years as a construction/concrete foreman. 

Tink was a volunteer member of the Monroe Fire Department from 1966-to-1986 and received an Honorary Gold Badge for his service. He was a member of the Monroe Moose Lodge #754 for 49 years. He also thoroughly enjoyed his membership in the Gold Prospector’s Association of America starting in 1993, which took him on many gold panning expeditions throughout South Dakota, Arizona, California, and Alaska. Although his efforts were not lucrative, he enjoyed his hobby immensely and was most proud of his findings. Tink was a league bowler for many years in Monroe at Turner hall Lanes in the Pleasure League and at Leisure lanes in the Nite Owls League. He earned several awards in both leagues for his high games and series.  

Tink is survived by a multitude of cousins, relatives, God Children, and friends. He was predeceased by his wife, Judith in 2015, and his parents, Hugh Sr. and Valerie. 

Everyone who knew Tink knew of his love and ability for socializing. He was the kind of person who could talk to anyone, about anything, and make it seem as if you’d known him forever. He will be missed. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to cover funeral expenses.  

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Union Presbyterian Church, Monroe. A visitation will be from 10:00am until the time of service at the church. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family. 

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Virginia V. King
age 94 of Albany, died Friday, September 1, 2017 at Monroe Clinic Hospital. She was born on February 13, 1923 in Norwegian Settlement, the daughter of Emil and Emma (Truax) Johnson. She went to Norwegian school and graduated from Albany High School in 1940. Virginia married John L. King on January 4, 1948 at the Albany Lutheran Church. She farmed with her husband in Decatur Township. She also worked at Apco Manufacturing in Brodhead, Swiss Colony in Monroe, and Ogden Manufacturing in Albany. 

  She belonged to Albany Lutheran Church, where she served on the council, McDermott-Steindorf American Legion Auxiliary #144, and was formerly the post President. She also was a 4-H leader for the Albany 4-H club. She enjoyed reading, word search, jeopardy and wheel of fortune. 

  She is survived by 3 children: Sharon Pryce of Brodhead, Alan (Janice) King of Brodhead, and David (Janis) King of Albany, 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Barbara Johnson of Albany. 

 She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son-in-law, Harry Pryce; 2 grandchildren, Shane and Brad Pryce; brothers, Jerry and Kenneth Johnson; a sister, Elsie Wild. 

  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Albany Lutheran Church, with Rev. Peder Heide officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest cemetery in Albany. A visitation will be held Wednesday, from 10:00 am until the time of service, at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Virginia’s name to the American Legion Auxiliary, post #144. SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home is assisting the family. 

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Marjorie E. Tessendorf
age 88 of Brodhead, died on Friday, September 1, 2017 at Woods Crossing at Woods Point in Brodhead. She was born on November 5, 1928 in Spring Grove, Green County, the daughter of Earl and Lettie (Hall) Bliss. She attended Brodhead Schools. Marjorie married Robert Haberman, Sr. and later married Henry Tessendorf, both preceded her in death. She worked at the Golden Rod Creamery, cooked at restaurants in Brodhead, was a cook for the Monroe VFW for many years and later worked at Advance Transformer in Monroe. Marjorie was a member of the Eagles Club and Cecil-Jones VFW Auxiliary.  

Surviving are her children: James Haberman of Footville, Richard (Teresa) Haberman of Janesville, Robert (Karen) Haberman Jr. of Brodhead, Dennis (Cindy) Haberman of Brodhead, Vicki (Rickie) Dix of Brodhead and Brian Haberman of Monroe; daughters-in-law, Kathy Haberman and Peggy Haberman; son-in-law, Walt Bandi; sister, Bonnie Young; sister-in-law Marion Bliss; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.  
She is predeceased by her parents; husbands Robert and Henry; children, Larry Haberman, Jefferey Haberman and Barbara Bandi; daughter-in-law, Lynn Haberman; granddaughter, Teri Haberman; siblings, Donald Bliss, Jerald Bliss, Nathan Bliss, Duane Bliss and Arlene Maurer. Private family graveside services will be held. The Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family. 

  Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 
1455 Mansion Dr. P.O. Box 86 Monroe, WI 53566 
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Wayne “Lucky” P. Kreft
age 80, of Monroe passed away on Friday, September 01, 2017 at Azura Memory Care in Monroe, He was born on January 2, 1937 in Chicago, the son of William and Bessie (Van Dyke) Kreft. Lucky was united in marriage to Diane M. Koppen on June 28, 1994. He went to school in Lisle and Downers Grove, IL. He was previously married to Pat McIntire for 32 years in IN. 

Wayne loved driving truck, hot rods, motorcycles, and listening to country music. He drove for Advance Transformer for 27 years. He also enjoyed family reunions and the time spent with family. 

He was a member of the Teamster Local 710. 

Lucky is survived by his wife, Diane of Monroe; children, Terry (Deborah) Kreft of Claypool, IN, Carla Kreft of Ord, NE, and Debra Klotz of Ashborn, VA; 2 step-children, Scott (Christy) Botterman of Genoa, IL; Nicole (Scott) Ruegsegger of Monroe, 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 7 step-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren; siblings, Richard (Nancy) Kreft, Paul (Leona) Kreft, Barbara (Keith) Gaines, Bobby (Judy) Kreft, David Kreft, and Tim(Lisa) Kreft; as well as sisters-in-law, Esther Kreft, Glenda Kreft and Connie Koppen; brother-in-law, Edward Koppen and mother-in-law, Phyllis Koppen. 

He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Jerry, Donald, Billy, and Glen; and sister, Charlene; and father-in-law, Duane Koppen. 

A Memorial Service will be held at 7:00pm on Friday, September 8, 2017 at the SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Chaplain Sue Hall officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00pm until the time of service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Monroe Clinic Hospice.  

There will be a Memorial service at a later date in IN. 

Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com 

  Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 
1455 Mansion Dr. P.O. Box 86 Monroe, WI 53566 
Phone: 608-325-4306 Fax: 608-325-2185

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Peter “Swiss Pete” Tschannen
age 75 of Monroe, passed away on Monday, September 4, 2017 at his home. He was born on August 2, 1942 in Thun, Switzerland, the son of Alfred and Erika (Frutiger) Tschannen. Peter was united in marriage to Sherrie Sue Legler on August 8, 1987 in Monroe.  

Peter farmed for several years; he also worked for Swiss Colony and local construction companies until his retirement. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting, and traveling.  

He is survived by his wife, Sherrie of Monroe; daughter, Corie Tschannen of Browntown; grandchildren, Ayannah, Autticah, and Addyson; his twin brother, Martin (Margrit) Tschannen of Thun, Switzerland; and two nephews, Marco and Reto, also of Switzerland. He was preceded in death by his parents. 

A Celebration of Peter’s Life will be held from 1:00-4:00pm on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Jail House Tap in Monroe. A private family burial will be held at Greenwood Cemetery. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.  

Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com 

 Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 
1455 Mansion Dr. P.O. Box 86 Monroe, WI 53566 
Phone: 608-325-4306 Fax: 608-325-2185

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David Lee Eley, Sr. 
age 87, passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Azura Memory Care. He was born June 23, 1930, in Monroe, WI to John A. and Olga A. (Miller) Eley, Sr. 

Mr. Eley attended Monroe schools and graduated from Monroe High School in 1948. David was a butcher at several grocery stores in Monroe including A & P, Brennan’s and Sentry. He worked for the Monroe School District, and Lanz Sheet Metal & Heating. David retired at the age of 83 after working for Greenwood Cemetery mowing the lawn and repairing the equipment for about 20 years. 

David was an avid bowler. He was a member of the Monroe Bowling Association and served as city secretary for many years. David was a director for the Wisconsin State Bowling Association beginning in 1982, became its President in 2001. His biggest achievement was induction into the Wisconsin State Bowling Hall of Fame in 2011. 

David met and married the love of his life Mary Lynette Howard on November 20, 1953 in Dubuque, IA. They had 4 children, 5 grand-children and 1 great-grandchild. 

David and his wife were avid Badger football fans and had season tickets for many years. As the grandchildren got older they bought a third ticket so they could take a grandchild to every game with them. David enjoyed spending time with his family and never missed a game, school program or going to the County Fairs with his grandchildren. He thoroughly loved life to the very end. 

Surviving is his wife of almost 64 years, Mary Lynette; his four children, David L. Eley, Jr.; Jayne (Dennis) Kent and their children, Benjamin and Ashley; Susan (Larry) Buetzer and their son, Russell; and Kurt (Patty) Eley and their children, Chelsey (Matt) O’Brien and AJ Eley. David also has one great-grandson, Liam O’Brien. He is further survived by a brother, Daniel (Mary) Eley; sister-in-law, Ramona Eley; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, John A. (Anna) Eley, Jr., and Richard Eley. 

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the Union Presbyterian Church in Monroe with Pastor Jesse Larson officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Monroe. Friends may call at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, September 15, 2017. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in David’s name to the American Cancer Society or Alzheimer’s Research. Condolences can be made to the family at: shriner111.com. 

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Norma Jean Lotta
age 82, of Monroe, died on Thursday, September 9, 2017 at her home. She was born on October 31, 1934 in Dakota, IL; the daughter of Charles and Helen (Bartelt) Reuber. She graduated from Dakota High School. 

Norma and Francis Lotta were united in marriage August of 1953, in Freeport, IL. 

Norma was raised in a farm family, but upon wedding Francis she found herself busy learning the ropes of running the Skyline Tavern together with Francis while the young family grew. She also stepped in and took an active role in the Lotta family enterprise of the Mercury Ballroom, a proud historic icon of the days of the Depression when dance-a-thon’s drew crowds from as far away as Chicago. She enjoyed playing piano and singing from an early age, and later in life joined the Sweet Adelines. Once the children had grown and left the family home, the Skyline Tavern and Mercury Ballroom were sold, and Norma once again found herself living the life of farming. The farm produced corn, hogs and soybeans until they eventually retired. This opened up new avenues of exploration for Norma. She joined the Quest Finders and enjoyed a bit of travel with the group in and around the state.

Norma was proud of her heritage and enjoyed doing genealogy. She completed the research required to document lineage and become member of the Daughters of American Revolution, adding her daughter and granddaughter to the DAR rolls. She enjoyed volunteering and continued doing so right to the end. Norma was active at Twining Valley, where she enjoyed playing piano for everyone. 

She is survived by her children, Helen Francene (Timothy) Grewe  of Portland, OR, Leo Lotta of Freeport, IL; Vito Mark (Corissa) Lotta of Verona, WI; Gene Lotta of Arlington, TX; LeRoy (Keri) Lotta of Davenport, IA; brother, Clifford “Tip” Reuber of Winslow, IL; sister, Marilyn Auvinen of Ashland, WI; 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother, Warren Reuber. 

A Celebration of Norma’s Life will be held Friday, September 15, 2017 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at the Pavillon at Twining Park (in the event of poor weather it will be at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home). Private burial will be in Oneco Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Twining Valley or the Behring Senior Center. 

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Thomas Francis Knautz
age 64, went home to be with the Lord September 2, 2017. Tom lost his 8 month battle with stage IV Melanoma Cancer. He was born December 27, 1952 in Dubuque, IA to Milo and Margaret (Dorsey) Knautz.  

Tom spent his early years in Galena, IL. When Tom was in middle school, his family moved to Orange, Texas for 2 years then returned to Shullsburg, WI where Tom graduated from high school in 1972. Tom also started working at the Kelly Springfield Tire plant that year and continued to work there until he was forced to retire after a stroke in 2010. In the years he worked at Kelly, Goodyear, Titan, Tom did most of the jobs on the floor, was a labor trainer and in the latter years was the Employee Involvement Coordinator. Tom was also very active in the union serving as Union Steward, a member of the board, was on the Grievance & Negotiating Committee and the Employee Assistance Committee. 

Tom married Diane Herbst in 1973 and was later divorced in 1985. He has 3 estranged sons, Ryan, Corey, and Aaron Knautz from that marriage.  

Tom met Patti Haas Meier and her son Jeremy Meier in late December of 1985. Tom and Patti were married in July of 1986. They were blessed with a son, John, in 1987. 

 In 2002 Tom decided to purchase the Warren H & R Block tax office, also purchasing the Stockton and Savanna Block offices in 2006. Tom managed these offices with the assistance of his wife Patti, son John, and daughter in law Tasha Meier, making it truly a family business. He was also blessed with a wonderful staff in all three offices.  

Tom played ball! If you wanted to know where Tom was in the summer, check the ball parks. He played on many teams in many towns. He even went to Macon, GA to the Grand National’s tournament two years in a row. In the latter years he played more golf than softball. Tom was a talented horse trainer. He raised and trained Tennessee walking horses for over 20 years. Tom loved to dance to Country Music with Patti and he enjoyed hunting and fishing with his friends. 

Tom believed in public service. In addition to serving his union brothers and sisters, he also coached Little League baseball, gave horse lessons at no charge, served on the Cadiz Town Board, and became a volunteer fireman on the Browntown-Cadiz-Jordan Fire Department.  

Tom is survived by his wife, Patti Haas Knautz, his “son” Jeremy Meier, daughter-in-law Tasha Meier, his sons, John Knautz, Ryan Knautz, Corey Knautz, Aaron Knautz, his grandchildren, Logan Meier, Sawyer Meier, Jacqueline Meier and Charlotte Meier, his brother, Robert “Bob” (Christine) Knautz, his sisters Pam (Tom) Leibold, Linda (Elton) Fryar, plus many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces and Nephews.  

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and a grandson.  

A celebration of life will be held in Tom’s honor on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Martintown Community Church, Martintown, WI (just North of Winslow, IL) at 1:00 PM with a luncheon to follow the service in the fellowship hall. In lieu flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the Martintown Community Church Building Fund for the new addition.  

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Jerry A. Thompson
age 53 of Albany, died Friday, September 15, 2017. He was born on November 29, 1963 in Monroe, the son of Richard and Ruth (Lieutenegger) Thompson. He attended schools in Freeport and Round Lake, IL. Jerry worked as a carney for Chris Houston Enterprises for 20 years, and he also did construction work on the side. He enjoyed woodworking and carving. 

  He is survived by his children, Andy and Liam; mother, Ruth Gunderson of Monroe; brothers, Rick (Faith) Thompson of Monroe, David (Lahnii) Gunderson of Brodhead; sister, Evelyn (Mike Hanson) Mitchel of Monroe; paternal grandmother, Evelyn Tipton of Forreston, IL; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father. 

  A visitation will be held Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home. Burial will take place at Mt. Carroll Cemetery, Mt. Carroll, IL at a later date. 

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Charles G. Modaff 
age 85 of Monroe, formerly of the Monticello area, died Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Monroe Manor. He was born on April 4, 1932 in Lisle, Illinois, the son of Charles and Rose (Kiefler) Modaff. He graduated from Naperville High School in 1952. Charles married Marcella L. Hahn on August 8, 1953 in Cloverdale, IL. He worked as a dairy farmer, retiring in 2000. Charles was a member of St. Patricks Catholic Church in Albany. He enjoyed playing softball and cards.
  He is survived by 5 children: Thomas (Kristine) Modaff Sr. of Albany, James (Marcia) Modaff of Juneau, WI, Mark Modaff of Oregon, Susan (Gregory) Anderson of Rochester, MN, and Laura (Gary) Stietz of Monroe; 13 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; brother, Vincent Modaff of Lisle, IL; sisters: Ruth Anderson of Lisle, IL and Alma “Babe” McCabe, of
 La Salle, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marcella; grandson, Benjamin Stietz, 4 sisters, 2 half-sisters, and a brother.
  A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 am Thursday, September 21, 2017 at St. Patricks Catholic Church in Albany, with Fr. Mick Moon as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery. A visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home. 
  Memorials may be directed to: St. Croix Hospice or Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance.

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Arlene L. Hartwig
age 90 of Monroe, died Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Graceland Manor. She was born on May 7, 1927 in Janesville, the daughter of Oscar and Nellie (Risch) Martin. Arlene married Leland G. Hartwig on December 13, 1947 in Janesville. She worked at Parker Pen in Janesville, after she got married she farmed with her husband, and for 10 years was a DHIA milk tester.  

  Arlene belonged to Monroe Bible Church, Women of the Moose, chapter 599, the Monroe Garden Club, she was a 4-H instructor with Hiawatha 4-H club, she belonged to several card clubs, enjoyed sewing, knitting and was an avid bowler. 

  She is survived by her husband, Leland of Monroe; 2 children: Jeff Hartwig of Monroe and Leanne Rosander of Rockford, IL; 2 grandchildren: Alexandra and Katherine Rosander; a brother Robert Martin of Janesville. She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant son, sister, Dorothy Natz; brother, Willis Martin. 

  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. A visitation will be held Friday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 pm, at the funeral home. 

A memorial fund will be established, or one of your choice. 




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