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Dwight L. Allmon
age 85 of South Wayne, died on Friday May 26, 2017 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born on May 5, 1932 in Mound Valley, Kansas, the son of Willis and Clara (Kelley) Allmon. He was a graduate of Mound Valley High School and of Labette County Junior College. Dwight was a Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1954 during the Korean War. Dwight and Patricia Welsh were married on June 30, 1973 in Boscobel. He was a Nutrena Feeds salesman in Kansas City, MO, a police officer in Kansas City, MO, a police officer in Boscobel, WI, a plant manager for Milk Specialties in Browntown, a Sergeant of the Security Guard for West Towne Mall in Madison, and he was a Municipal Judge for 32 years for the Village of South Wayne. Dwight was past Post Commander for the Kansas City V.F.W. 1963-1964, a member of the Steuben American Legion, also a member of the Korean War Veterans Association. He was a certified fire arms safety instructor. Dwight was also a former member of the South Wayne volunteer Fire Department. He most of all loved spending time with his family, hunting, fishing and taking care of the South Wayne Veterans Park. He was proud to have served his country. He showed his patriotism whenever and wherever he could. Dwight loved to tell stories if you had a minute or even if you didn’t. He also loved to hang out and have coffee every morning at Sherell Jeans.  


Surviving are his children, Sandra (Jim) Paske of Poynette, WI, Alan (Carol) Allmon of Bloomington, MN, Jennifer (Randy) Sigafus of South Wayne, WI, Jason (Karma) Allmon of LeClaire, IA; step children, Jamie Beebe of New Glarus, WI, and Jeff Welsh of Bell Center, WI; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his parents; wife, Patricia and a brother, Donald Allmon.Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 2, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in South Wayne, with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will be in the Union Cemetery in South Wayne. A visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Northern Illinois Chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association.The Hanson Funeral Home is serving the family.

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Danny L. Shippy
age 65 of Lena, Il, formerly of Monroe, died Sunday, May 28, 2017 at his home. He was born on September 1, 1951 in Monroe, the son of Melvin and Betty (Strothman) Shippy. He attended Brodhead High School. Danny married Julie Clausing on January 26, 1974 in Rock City, Il. He owned and operated Dr. Dan’s Vacuum Mart for 25 years, retiring in 2007. 

  He is survived by his daughters: Crystal Dieken of Gratiot, Carrie Stampfli of Savanna, IL, and Candy (Dennis) Hancock of Lena, IL; 6 grandchildren: Alison Swiggum, Bryanna Krause, Justin DeBord, Logan Stampfli, Gage Hancock, and Paige Hancock. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother, Alan. 

  Private services will be held on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, with Rev Michelle Polizzi officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. 

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Judith “Judy” Ann Hoesly
age 76 of Monroe, WI. died on Friday May 26, 2017, at University of Colorado Hospital.  She was born April 28, 1941, in Monroe the daughter of William and Mary (Wehinger) Gibbons.  She was a graduate of Monticello High School.  Judy and Donald Hoesly were married on July 16, 1960.   

She was predeceased by her mother, Mary and father, Bill Gibbons; children’s father, Donald Hoesly. 

Survivors include children, Keith (Valerie) Hoesly and their children Derek, Paige, Payton and Bailey; Brenda (Dan) Ritschard and their children Amber, Aaron, Kylee, Brynn; Lori (Dave) Gersbach and their children DJ, Cassi and Bryce; Glenda (Gene) Treuthardt and their children Alec and Cameron; Kevin Hoesly; Bryan (Emily) Hoesly and their children Mason, Austin and Evelyn; sister Linda (Phil) Argue; and brother, Roger (Kathy) Gibbons.  

Judy was a loving, devoted, mother, grandmother and friend who was full of life and always had a smile on her face. She was happiest when surrounded by family and made everyone feel special in their own way.  Her life revolved around her family.  She was very proud of all her grandchildren and was looking forward to being a great grandmother.  She enjoyed gardening, fishing, mushroom hunting, painting, entertaining friends, traveling, dining out, cheering on the Packers, dog sitting Lola, and living life to the fullest.  Never missed an opportunity to play a game of euchre with her family and looked forward to weekly card games with friends.  For many years she was the hostess and owner of the Casino Supper Club and later retired from Walmart where she formed many great friendships. Her faith was foremost and she was a devoted member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish.  She instilled Christian faith and values in her children. We will miss her every day of our lives.   

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Sunday June 4th at 3pm at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church in Monroe with Celebrant Monsignor Larry Bakke.  Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Monroe.  Visitation will be held on Sunday from 12 noon-3pm at St. Victor Catholic Church.  A memorial fund is being established in Judy’s memory.  Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family. 


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Christopher E. Leopold
age 45, of Warren, IL; passed away at his home. He was born on November 27, 1971 in Rockford, IL; the son of Gary and Dianne (Huston) Leopold and attended Monroe High School. 

He was employed at Advantage Engineering; he also worked at Schultz’s Interstate AG as a welder and at Peppercorn Banquets as a cook. 

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and was a Vikings fan. 

Christopher is survived by his girlfriend, Kathleen Dosio, parents, Gary Leopold and Dianne (Terry Miller); children: Anna, Melissa, Emily, Jesse; siblings, Trey, Karri, Casey, Katie, Bobbi Jo, and Bradley Jo; many aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives and friends. 

He is predeceased by his daughter, Nikkita, half-brother, Billy Jo Lomas, grandparents, Emmett and Lorraine Huston and Ralph and Clara Leopold and Harold Lomas; aunt, Sharon Stasik; uncles, Duane, Rex, Lee, and Calvin Leopold. 

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 12:00 noon at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr., ands 18th Ave., in Monroe, with Pastor Neal Shoffner officiating. Burial will follow in Blaisdell Cemetery in South Wayne. 

Visitation will be Saturday June 24th, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

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Georgia C. Flesher
age 72 of Monroe, formerly of Albany, died on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at UW Hospital in Madison. She was born March 19, 1945 at Darlington, Wisconsin the daughter of George and Genevieve (McKibben) Kenney and attended Warren, IL Schools. 

Georgia married Harvey Anderson, Sr. in Stockton, IL and later married the Love of Her Life, Raymond Flesher on November 9, 1984 in Monroe, WI. Georgia was a former member of the First Baptist Church and Eagles Club #2140 in Janesville, Women of the Moose Chapter #599 of Monroe, and a life member of McDermott-Steindorf American Legion Auxiliary in Albany. Georgia was a huge Packer Fan and loved to watch them play, and she also did Eldercare in her home in Albany until retiring in 2006.  

Surviving are her children, Robert (Jennifer) Anderson of New Lisbon, Raymond (Heather) Anderson of Evansville, Robin Hermanson of New Glarus, Lisa Pagel of Evansville, Larry Flesher of Janesville, Diann (Don) Best of Monroe, and Todd (Tina) Flesher of Sugar Grove, IL; special friend, Georgia Drye; brothers, Donald (Dixie) Kenney of Covington, GA, Robert Kenney of Juda, William Kenney of Juda, WI, and Rick (LuAnne) Kenney of Warren, IL; a sister, Dorothy Goodman of Mineral Point, 14 Grandchildren; and 14 Great-Grandchildren.  

She was predeceased by her Parents; Husbands; son, Harvey “Little Bud” Anderson; sisters, Audrey Krebs, Marion Thomason, and Patsy Kenney; and Grandparents. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 12:00 noon at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Drive & N.18th Avenue in Monroe with Rev. Randy Booth officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery in Albany, WI. 

Visitation will be Saturday, June 10th, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the Funeral Home.

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Mary Evelyn Frey 
age 97, of Monroe, died on Monday, June 26, 2017 at her home. She was born on June 14, 1920, in DePere, WI, the daughter of Edward and Jeanette (Neubauer) Walsh. 

Mary graduated from DePere High School in 1938 and St. Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing in Green Bay in 1941.  

Mary was a dedicated nurse at the Milwaukee County Children’s Hospital where she met her husband. 

Mary and William Frey were united in marriage on July 8, 1950 in Fox Lake, WI. 

Prior to living in Monroe, Mary and Bill lived in South Bend, IN., from 1950 to 1971, where their children were born and her husband practiced pediatrics. 

She was a member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Monroe. 

She enjoyed being a mother and spending time with family. 

She is survived by her children, Mary (John F.) Deininger of Waunakee, Dr. John (Kathy) Frey of Monroe, Susan (Ed) Elder of Madison, Betsy (Bill) Randolph of Belle Mead, NJ; 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, William Burton, son, William Edward, sisters, Margaret Thomas and Elizabeth Walsh.  

Private funeral services will be held on Monday, July 3, 2017 at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Waupun, WI. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hartford, WI. 

Memorials may be directed to: Green County Humane Society and Monroe Clinic Hospice. 

The family wishes to thank the staff of St. Clare Friedensheim for the care and support of their parents. 

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

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Sharon Drews
66, of Monroe passed away on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at her home. She was born the daughter of Walter and Isabelle (Dreibelbis) Drews on August 25, 1950. Sharon was a graduate of Monroe High School, and attended Black Hawk Technical College. She worked at Pleasant Company in Madison for 10 years, then she worked at Swiss Colony for about 30 years, retiring in 2015. She was a long time member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Monroe, and very active in the church; she was active with Green County Humane Society, and was a volunteer at the hospital with her Therapy dog, Gracie. She was a member of International Therapy Dog Assoc.; she loved gardening, flowers, being outside and walking her dog.  

She is survived by her sister, Carol (Dwayne) Robieson of Lena, IL and brother, Robert (Joyce) Drews of Monroe; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.  

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, John Drews; sister, Dorothy Gruenberg; and nephew, Daniel Drews.  

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, July 6, 2017 at St. John’s United Church of Christ, with Rev. Kathleen Rinear officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. A visitation will be held Thursday from 9:00 am until the time of service, at the church. Memorials may be given in Sharon’s name to the Green County Humane Society. SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home is assisting the family. 

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JoAnne Kathleen (Jeremiason) Rufener
age 83, of rural Monticello, WI, passed away on Saturday, July 01, 2017 at the New Glarus Nursing Home after a recurring battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her husband and family that loves her so very much and will miss her terribly. JoAnne was an amazingly talented, kind, loving wife and mother. She was one of a kind; she was a high stepping, high spirited lady. 

JoAnne was born June 22, 1934, in Monroe, WI, the daughter of James and Myrtle (Thompson) Jeremiason. She graduated eighth grade from Stephenson County School District, and was a graduate of Monroe High School. 

On September 17, 1954, she married Emil “Mike” Rufener at St. Victor Catholic Church in Monroe. They were blessed with a loving marriage for almost 63 years.  

Before she was married she worked at Swiss Colony, Oaktron, the Snack Bar, Sager’s Grocery Store and took care of her sick mother. She later worked alongside her husband, Mike, at Search Cheese Factory in rural Blandchardville, where they made Swiss cheese; she was also a medical assistant at the Monroe Clinic for four doctors before becoming a partner with Mike at Rufener’s Valley View Acres in rural Monticello. Since January of 1960, they pursued a farming career; JoAnne played a major role in the success of their farm. They became affiliated with the International Red & White Holstein Cattle Association and bred an entire herd of Registered Red & White Holsteins. They also bred and raised two Registered Palominos. She was also involved in her daughters’ activities and served as a 4-H leader in several projects: house plants, photography, home furnishings, foods and nutrition, horses, and leadership. In 1980, she and Mike graduated from the Wisconsin School of Real Estate with an Associate’s Degree in Real Estate, and sold real estate for Strout Realty. She also shared Mike’s love of country and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 256 for nearly 50 years, serving as Chaplain for many years.  

JoAnne also enjoyed being a homemaker and was “Martha Stewart before her time” with sewing, cooking, baking, canning, gardening, wallpapering, and upholstering furniture. She had a green thumb and wintered numerous plants, bringing them back to bloom year after year. She also enjoyed painting with acrylics and brought fond childhood memories to life on the canvas. She delighted in entertaining and was the hostess for many gatherings at their farm and lake property. She also opened her home to many family and friends for extended periods of time as they got their lives back on track. 

JoAnne and Mike also shared a love of traveling. Some of their travels included a trip throughout Europe with their daughters in the summer of 1972, trips to Hawaii for their 25th and 30th Wedding Anniversaries, and many vacations throughout the fifty states, including Alaska. For their 50th Wedding Anniversary, they enjoyed the sites of Italy. JoAnne’s Catholic Faith was very important to her, so their trip to Italy was especially meaningful as they received a blessing from then Pope, now Saint John Paul II. She also enjoyed immensely their annual trips to their Sarasota, Florida, timeshare and numerous weekends at their property on Lake Wisconsin. 

In her later years, she embraced the role of Matriarch of her extended family and became the keeper of the family genealogy, even traveling to Ireland to meet newly found relatives. She spent a great deal of time restoring and identifying family photos which she lovingly shared to interested family members. 

Coming from very humble beginnings, JoAnne was a wonderful example to her daughters, grandchildren, and all those who loved her, of what hard work, persistence, and faith could produce. She always displayed great courage and fearlessness in whatever came her way. 

JoAnne is survived by her husband, sweetheart & love of her life, Mike; three daughters, Barbara (Larry) Solvey, Nancy Rufener, and grandchildren Patrick and Shannon, and Jayne (Chris) Rauch and grandchildren Grace and Theo; two brothers, James (Sharon) Jeremiason and Jerald; two brothers-in-law, Arnold and Walt (Sandy) Rufener; five sisters-in-law, Kathryn Rufener, Gertrude Voegeli, Erna Maske, Ardellis Rufener and Carol Rufener; Godson, Jeff (Sue) Thompson; and many other relatives and dear friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Myrtle Jeremiason; her in-laws, Jacob and Elise Rufener; her brothers-in-law, Armin, Erwin, Jacob, and Ernest Rufener, Lee Maske, Ray Voegeli, and Franz Camenzind; her sisters-in-law, Marie and Gloria Rufener and Alice Camenzind; and special cousins Clifford Johnson, Dawn Walstead, and Margaret Cheek. 

JoAnne’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of the New Glarus Nursing Home and Monroe Clinic Hospice for their exceptional care, kindness, and support. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00am on Friday, July 7, 2017 at the St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor’s Catholic Church with Celebrant Monsignor Larry Bakke. Visitation will be held on Thursday at the SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home from 4:00-6:00pm, followed by a Celebration of Life service. Continued visitation will be held on Friday, at the church, from 10:00am until the time of mass. Private burial will take place at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Freeport. In lieu of flowers, the family is establishing a JoAnne Rufener Nursing Scholarship for a student of Monticello High School. 

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Dorothy “Darlene” Goodman
age 76, of Monroe and Martintown area, died on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at Sienna Crest Assisted Living. She was born on July 4, 1941 in Warren, IL; the daughter of George and Genevieve (McKibben) Kenney and attended Warren area school. 

She married the love her life, Larry W. Goodman in Martintown, in 1981. 

Dorothy was a care provider and owned and operated the Whispering Pines Homes in Martintown for the elderly for 30+ years. 

She was a member of Martintown Community Church; she enjoyed flowers, taking care of her yard and ponds. She also enjoyed decorating her home and snowmobiling. 

She is survived by her children: Ronald Webb of Winslow, IL; Vicki (Loren) Pratt of South Wayne, Doug (Laurie) Jones of South Wayne, Jackie (Jim) Fero of Whitewater, Brandi Kamps of Platteville; 3 step-children: Robert (Brenda) Goodman of Wichita, KS; Franklin Goodman of Monroe, Darla (Ronnie) Robinson of Anniston, AL; 24 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren; brothers, Donald (Dixie) Kenney of Covington, GA, Robert and William Kenney both of Juda, Rick (LuAnn) Kenney of Warren, IL.  

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Robert Jones; daughter, Brenda Reynolds; sisters, Audrey Krebs, Marion Thomason, Patsy Kenney and Georgia Flesher; and 1 grandson in infancy. 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE funeral home in Monroe, with Pastor Kevin Cernek officiating. 

A visitation will be held Saturday July 8th, from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. 




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Timothy Osborne Jones
age 68, of Albany passed away on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at Meriter Hospital in Madison. Tim was born on August 7, 1948, the son of Arthur and Suzanne (Osborne) Jones in Monroe. He was a graduate of Albany High School. He was united in marriage to Victoria Conners on May 15, 1982.  

Tim proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1969-1972, where he served as a medic in Germany. He was a longtime member of the American Legion Post 144 in Albany, where he also served as post Chaplain. He retired from General Motors after 32 dedicated years of service. Tim devoted his time to the community and enjoyed serving on the Board of Director’s for the Albany Historical Society, Boy Scout Leader, EMT, and Municipal Judge. His faith was very important to him and he gave back by being active in Family Promise; he also sang with the Catholic Diocese Choir, even having performed at Carnegie Hall. In his spare time, Tim was a coin collector, gun enthusiast, golfer, and enjoyed going to the casino with his wife, Vickie.  

Tim is survived by his wife, Vickie; children, Amber (Bobby) Feibel and Derek (Tori) Jones; grandchildren, Zak Jones, and Reece, Ty and Alton Feibel; siblings, Phil (Toni) Jones, Jill (Larry) Hanson, Scott (Monica) Jones, and Bobbie Hulbert; a very special brother-in-law, Carl Hulbert; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00am on Friday, July 7, 2017 at the Albany Lion’s Club with Tracey Clark officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 6th at the Albany Lion’s Club from 4:00-7:00pm; continued visitation will be held Friday from 10:00am until the time of service. Burial will follow service at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Albany with Military Honors. The Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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Jennie Zimmerman
age 89, of Monroe, died on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at the Monroe Manor. She was born on February 14, 1928 in Poland, the daughter of Bernie and Anastazja Sacker. 

Jennie and Wendell G. Zimmerman were united in marriage on December 8, 1946 in Brodhead. 

Jennie was a waitress at Windy Acres Golf Course for 39 years, and also farmed alongside her husband for many years in the Rock Grove area. 

She was a former member of the United Methodist Church in Rock Grove for many years, until moving to Monroe. She enjoyed gardening, was an animal lover; loved watching game shows, and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

She is survived by her daughter, Linda (Duane) Bartelt of Rock City, IL; son, Jim Zimmerman of Monroe; grandchildren: Angela (Jim) Williams, Michael (Nancy) Bartelt, Christopher Bartelt, Scott Zimmerman, Brenda (Chad) Ringhand and John (Lindsay Dodge) Zimmerman, and 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Bernice (Don) Swartz and sister-in-law, Doris (Francis) Tielkemeier. 

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

Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 9, 2017 from 3:00 to 5:00 P.M., at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE funeral home in Monroe. 

Private family services will be held.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00am on Friday, July 7, 2017 at the Albany Lion’s Club with Tracey Clark officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 6th at the Albany Lion’s Club from 4:00-7:00pm; continued visitation will be held Friday from 10:00am until the time of service. Burial will follow service at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Albany with Military Honors. The Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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Betty J. Markham
age 79, of Lena, IL died on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at U.W. Hospital in Madison. She was born on August 25, 1937 at home, in Waterford, WI; the daughter of Gilbert and Esther (Matheson) Kaebisch. She graduated from Burlington High School. 

Betty married Donald Killian Markham on February 11, 1956 at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church in Eagle, Wisconsin. Betty and Don owned and operated a farm in York Township, near New Glarus, where they raised their family. She was also employed at Advance Transformer for many years, until her retirement in 1999. Don preceded her in death in 1987. 

In 1994, she met Melvin Troxell and moved to Lena, IL, where they lived happily together for 23 years. Together they created a loving home and a place for both families to gather. She and Melvin were winter Texans for several years, where they developed deep friendships.  

She enjoyed gardening, playing cards, campfires, waterfalls, and traveling. She was most recently a member of First Church of the Open Bible in Freeport. 

She is survived by her children, Michael (Marlene Bergemann) Markham of Monroe, Barbara (Nicholas) Miller of Monticello, Diane (David) Pankonin of Belleville, Mark (Megan) Markham of Verona, 6 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren; brother, Gilbert Kaebisch, Jr.; sisters, Lynn (Jim) Henning and Rhonda Owen. She is also survived by her beloved partner, Melvin Troxell, his 7 children and 11 grandchildren. 

She is predeceased by her parents, husband, Donald, and sister, Joanne Christiansen. 

Funeral services will be Monday, July 17, 2017 at 12:00 noon at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE funeral home in Monroe, with Pastor Burlas Parker officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, in Monroe. 

Visitation will be immediately prior to service on Monday, July 17th, from 9:30 A.M. until 12:00 noon at the funeral home. 

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A. Charles Goepfert
84 of Browntown, passed away on July 23, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. He was born to Alfonso and Emma (Nyborg) Goepfert on October 29, 1932 in Apple River, IL. He lived in the Browntown area and attended school in Monroe. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955 in the Korean Conflict, as a Military Policeman. Upon returning home, he married Clarice Emberson on August 13, 1955 and they lived in Monroe. He worked for Ken Behring at Behring Motors. After starting a family, they began farming in rural Browntown, and Chuck worked at Monroe Ready Mix operating heavy equipment, especially using a backhoe. He later owned an excavating business, which he continued to operate until his retirement at age 80, due to declining health. Chuck was a faithful Christian and was a member of the Wiota Lutheran Church. 


Chuck was on his own starting at a young age and he developed a strong work ethic. As a young man, he was interested in cars and motorcycles, and he became a skilled mechanic. Early in their marriage, he obtained his pilot’s license and restored a 1929 Model A Ford, both of which provided an opportunity for he and Clarice to enjoy time together. He provided his family a good lifestyle growing up on a farm, and created lifelong memories for them of traveling, camping and riding motorcycles. In his later years, he still loved staying busy, but had more time to follow the Packers and Badgers, read western books, and feed the wild birds at their home. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed spending time playing cards with family and friends. Chuck will be sadly missed and will always be remembered for his kind and gentle spirit and the love he had for his family. 

Chuck’s survivors include his wife of 61 years, Clarice; two daughters: Carol (Harold) Field of Monroe and Diane (Curtis) Updike of Browntown; one granddaughter, Bonnie (Kurt) Arnoldussen of Colorado, and two very precious great-grandchildren, Chloe and Brett Arnoldussen. He is further survived by two half-sisters, Donna (Joe) Halpin of Kenosha and Georgia (John) Voss of Sparta; and two half-brothers, George (Shannon) Goepfert of Rockton, IL and David (Polly) Goepfert of Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents and half-sister, Cathy Kubly. 

Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 28, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Wiota Lutheran Church, in Wiota. Burial will follow in East Wiota Lutheran Cemetery.  

(PLEASE NOTE - Hwy 78 between Wiota & Argyle is closed. 

Visitation will be Thursday, July 27th, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE Funeral Home in Monroe. 

For those who prefer, a memorial fund has been established in Chuck’s name. 

The family would like to thank Monroe Clinic Hospice for their compassionate care of our family. 




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Katherine M. Schuetz
age 99, of Monroe, WI died on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Monroe Clinic Hospital in Monroe. She was born on February 27, 1918 in Muscatine, IA; the daughter of Gottfried and Eda (Binggeli) Laeser.  
Katherine married Walter Otto Schuetz on February 22, 1953 at St Johns UCC in Monroe, WI. Katherine and Walter owned and operated a farm west of Monroe where they started their family. For almost 10 years, they farmed and raised their girls until Walter passed away on January 20, 1963. Katherine then moved to and raised their girls in town. She has resided at Monroe Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the past 9 years. 

Katherine enjoyed many jobs throughout her life. As a young woman she worked at the Muscatine Pearl Works in Muscatine, IA. In Monroe, she worked for Rosa’s Florist, Schultz Pharmacy, and St Clare Hospital; though her favorite occupation was farmer/homemaker. She enjoyed baking, gardening, playing cards, and knitting. A tree trimmer who had worked at the farm remembered her delicious homemade pies 30 years later. 

She is survived by her children, Deanna (Bruce) Gutknecht of Glen Haven, WI, Donna (John Sage) Schuetz of Oak Harbor, WA; 4 grandchildren, Greg (Ryan) Gutknecht, Garrett (Leah) Gutknecht, Brian (Allison) Gutknecht, Hannah (Hunter) Kussmaul; 7 great-grandchildren, Brandon Gutknecht, Gretchen and Rett Gutknecht, Alyssa and Ayden Ubersox, Preston and Myla Ray, plus one on the way; sister, Esther Westbrook of Moline, IL; brothers, John and Robert Laeser of Muscatine, IA; brother-in-law Albert (Ena) Schuetz of Monroe, WI; as well as many nieces and nephews. 

She is predeceased by her parents, husband, Walter, sisters, Elsie (Paul) Irwin, Gertrude (Ben) Westbrook, brothers, Gottfried Laeser, Jr., LeRoy (Lois) Laeser; in-laws, Jacob (Elise) Schuetz; brothers-in-law, Bill (Edna) Schuetz, Jacob (Edna) Schuetz, Thomas (Ida) Schuetz; sisters-in-law, Lillian (Joseph) Gmur, Clara (Arnold) Albright, and Helen Schuetz. 

Funeral services will be Friday, July 28, 2017 at 12:00 noon at St Johns UCC in Monroe, WI, with Rev Kathleen Rinear officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, in Monroe. 

Visitation will be on Friday, from 10:30am until the time of service, at the church. 



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Dorothy D. Schuepp
age 87, of Madison, formerly of Monroe, died on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at her home. A Celebration of Dorothy’s Life will be held in the fall.
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Ronald F. Wise
age 76 of Albany, died Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Caring Hands in Brodhead. He was born on April 13, 1941 in Rockford, IL; the son of Floyd and Marjorie (Fosler) Wise. Ronald graduated from Durand High School. 

Ronald married Sherrill Calkins on October 24, 1959; he later married Beth Wilde on November 18, 2005. 

Ronald worked for John Deere in Durand, Red Welsh Cement, Ron’s Repair in Durand and later owned and operated Wish’s Bar in Brodhead. He was a member of the Durand Fire Department, where he served as Fire Chief, Durand Road Commissioner; and was handyman in every trade. 

He is survived by his wife, Beth of Albany, sons, Lester (Jane) Wise of Albany, Paul Wise of New Braunfelsh, TX; sisters, Carol (Curt) Gonfientini of Brodhead, Janet Wise of Durand; grandchildren: Kerry (Paul) Wainwright, Kelly (Shawn) Thompson, Ashley Wise, Alicia (Jay) Huber, Stephanie (Sean) Okeefe, Justin Wise, Corbin Wise, Damien Wise; great-grandchildren: Rylee, Remington, Logan, Colton, Jaden and Landon. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, son, Ronald F. Wise Jr; sister, Joyce Wilsey. 

Per Ron’s wishes, private family services will be held at a later date. 

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Beverly Lorraine (Terry) Aurand
age 89, of Monroe passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at the Monroe Clinic Hospice Home. She was born on February 20, 1928, the daughter of Charles and Minnie (Moore) Terry in Chicago, IL. Beverly was united in marriage to John Frank Westfall in May of 1953 in Elgin, IL; he preceded her in death on February 17, 1966. On April 20, 1968 she married her beloved companion, Arthur Louis Aurand.  

Beverly was a graduate of Elgin High School and Selan’s School of Cosmetology in Chicago. She worked as a beautician, but will be most remembered as a devoted wife and loving mother and grandmother.  

Beverly actively served as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses for more than 65 years. 

She is survived by her husband, Arthur; children, Diana (Timothy) Beaton of Monroe, Lori (Steven) Grinnell of Monroe, Ginene (Joseph Ichkhan) Westfall of Redondo Beach, CA, Barbara (Carl Johnson) Westfall of Mount Horeb, Julianna Bendickson of Inglewood, CA, and John (Kristin) Westfall of Madison; step-children, Frances (Kirk) Marschke of Sleepy Hollow, IL and Phillip Aurand of Dundee, IL; 11 grandchildren, Alyssa, Abigail, Peter, Courtney, Sacha, Tahnee, Calder, Tex, Nicolette, Jeffrey, and Catherine; 5 great-grandchildren, Taylor, Mackenzie, Madigan, Joelle, and Nolan; brother, Charles G. Terry of Elgin, IL; and sister-in-law, Delores Allen of Sycamore, IL.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her first husband, John. 

A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, N3073 Hwy 59, Monroe, with Michael Plucinski officiating. Visitation will be held on Sunday at the Kingdom Hall from 2:00 pm until the time of service. Private inurnment will take place at a later date. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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