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Roumaine F. Holland Sr.
age 85, of Monroe, died on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at the V.A. Hospital in Madison. He was born on August 24, 1932 in Stockton, Illinois, the son of Paul and Lola (Bunker) Holland. He graduated from Stockton High School in 1950.
He served in the Air Force during the Korean War from 1951 to 1955.
Roumaine married Victoria Galaviz in 1955, in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Roumaine was a dairy farmer in the Argyle area, retiring in 1990. After he retired he worked at Swiss Colony and Prairie Hill Cheese factory.
He is survived by 5 children: Roland (Kendra) Holland of Rincon GA, Roumaine (Kathy) Holland Jr. of New Glarus,, William (Teresa) Holland of Monroe, Daniel (Jody) Holland of Argyle, and Debra Lelle of Monroe; a daughter-in-law, Jill Melland; grandchildren: Jeremi Alexander, Shelly Alexander, Jason (Ginny) Holland, Jaclyn (Brett) Macy, Dennis (Kevin) Holland, Ashley (Jesse) Holland-Donahue, Benjamin Voss, Kathleen Voss, Angela (Tony) Wiemiller, Kelly (Will) Grohler, Brandon (Korin) Beckwith, Daniel (Sarah) Holland II, Brittney (Brett) Newman, Chelsea (Adam) Tillis, Randy (Brooke Adams) Melland, Amanda Melland, Olivia Melland, great-grandchildren: Noah, Emme, Clara, Tanner, Brooklyn, Trevor, Johnny, Liam, Reese, Everly, Jaiden, Bryson, Ainsley, Westley, Landon, Ady, Haddie, Bentley and Madden; 2 brothers: Haldean (Lynn) Holland of Leesburg, FL and Merton (Sharon) Holland of Lena, IL, a sister, Maelinda Bolen of Stockton, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son Randall, daughter, Gloria Doherty; and sisters, Waynette Costello and Madalene Holland in infancy; son-in-law, Thomas Lelle.
Private family services will be held at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home.
age 88, of Browntown, died peacefully on Friday, January 5, 2018 at her home. She was born on October 17, 1929 in Lafayette County, the daughter of Ben and Eveline (Rodebaugh) Goodman. She graduated South Wayne High School in 1947.
Suzanne married John Minder on June 22, 1947 in Browntown. She worked on the farm alongside her husband. She belonged to the Homemakers club, was active in 4-H, taught Sunday school, enjoyed sewing, cross stitch, dancing and reading.
She is survived by her children: Michael (Janet) Minder of Browntown, Dawn (Dale) Hoesly of Monroe, Dian (Jayson) Storts of Madison, Michele (Craig) Meiter of Stillman Valley, IL, and David (Kathy) Minder of Browntown; 13 grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, John; 2 brothers: Sam and Charles Goodman; 3 sisters: Thelma Cary, Audrey Schliem, and Dorothy Webster.
Private graveside services will be held at Saucerman Cemetery at a later date. Memorials can be given in Suzanne’s name to Boys Town.
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Vera Marie (Ellefson) Block
age 94, of Monroe passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at SSM Monroe Hospice Home. She was born the daughter of George and Frances (Stubbe) Ellefson on January 9, 1928 in Monroe. She attended Franklin School. Vera was united in marriage to Chester E. Block at East Wiota Parsonage on January 25, 1946.
Vera and Chester farmed in Cadiz area until moving to South Wayne area. There they farmed until Chester’s death in 1983. Then she helped her son, Roger farm in Jordan Center until she moved to Monroe in 1993. Vera was always busy taking care of her family and her home. She spent many hours tending to her large vegetable and flower gardens; she also canned, made all varieties of pickles, she also made jelly and jam from the berries on their farm.
Vera is survived by her children, Kathryn (Al) Hannum of Monroe, Roger (Fran) Block of Argyle, Vicki (Larry) Clark of Monroe, Gary (Deb) Block Warren, IL, Barb (Keith) Ott of Juda, Ruth (Kelly) Hosto of Juda, and Bryon Block of Aurora, Co; 8 grandchildren, Dan (Jennifer) Neuenschwander, Rob (Karla) Neuenschwander, Kendra Frei, Karen (Mason) Barber, Nicole (Aaron) Breunig, Danyel (Craig) Oakley, and Brittany (Russ) Redfearn; step-grandchildren, Chris Hay and Becky (Jim) Clark; great-grandchildren, Lucas, Hannah, and lizzie Neuenschwander, Joshua, Julia, and Jacob Neuenschwander, Gavin, Ethan, Zander, and Logan Breunig, Raelynn, Madelynn, Katelynn, and William Redfearn, Madelynn and Garrett Barber, and baby Oakley due shortly; step-great-grandchildren, Jeremy, Wyatt, and Violet Clark; sons-in-law, Bill Neuenschwander and Kenneth Frei, Jr.; siblings, Robert and Gerald (Ella) Ellefson, and Lyla (Herbert) Kraus; sister-in-law, Merikay Ellefson.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughters, Lois Frei and LaVonne Neuenschwander; grandson, Nicholas Block; siblings, Eugene Ellefson, Viola (Cecil) Fox, Carol (Elwood) Koch, and Helen (Raymond) Indergand; sister-in-law, Joanie Ellefson.
A Private Family Funeral Services will be held. Burial will be held in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the SSM Monroe Hospice Home.
A Celebration of Lois’s life will be held on Saturday August 27th at 11:00 AM at Union Presbyterian Church, 2707 5th Street, Monroe, WI.
Lois Read Baker, 99, died of complications from heart failure at St. Clare Friedensheim Assisted Living on September 11, 2021. Lois was born on December 10, 1921, on her family’s homestead cattle ranch near Jemez Springs, New Mexico, to Ethel (Woodgate) and Arthur D. Read. While she was young, her family moved many times, eventually settling in Monroe, Louisiana. Lois earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Louisiana Polytechnic Institute in 1943, which is also where she met her future husband, John Betz Baker. The death of her beloved brother, Bill, in the first months of World War II, motivated Lois to join the Army Women’s Medical Corps after graduation. She received training in physical therapy through the Mayo Clinic and achieved the rank of First Lieutenant. She served in army hospitals in England and France, treating wounded soldiers and witnessing the arrival of Nazi concentration camp survivors, then later attending some of the Nuremburg trials. The human devastation and waste that she observed led to her enduring opposition to war. After she returned from Europe in 1946, Lois and John were married in Hawthorne, Nevada, and honeymooned in Death Valley. For the rest of their 67 years of marriage, Lois teased John (rank of Navy Lieutenant (j.g.)), that she outranked him. As soon as her children were old enough to attend school, she practiced physical therapy, and then went back to school in 1981 to earn a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Houston. She taught Physical Therapy until she retired in 1986. Lois enjoyed traveling during retirement, especially to Central America with the group Witness for Peace. She was proud of her anti-war activism with the Presbyterian Peacemakers, and was always happy to be arrested during protests at the School of the Americas in Fort Benning, GA. In her 80th year, Lois combined her lifelong love of nature and her anti-war activism by hiking large sections of the Appalachian Trail to raise money for the removal of landmines in Mozambique. Her husband, who was her trusty quartermaster, organized her travel on and off the trail. Lois and John retired in Houston, Texas, then moved to Monroe, Wisconsin to be close to family. Lois, an active Presbyterian since childhood, enjoyed her membership in Union Presbyterian Church, the Monroe Quilters Guild, volunteer work at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, and travel. Lois developed many lasting friendships after moving to Monroe, which she valued greatly.
She is survived by her children, John Douglas (Marilyn) Baker, Nancy Baker (George Vernon), Don Baker (Leslie Gold); her grandchildren, Melissa (Stan) Albright, Jennifer (James) Jazwinski, Claire Leeds (Bill Bevis), Sierra and Juliette Baker; her great-grandchildren, Andrew and Jessica Howard, Charlotte and Eden Levis; her brother, Leslie Read; and her sisters-in-law, Ella Margaret Humble, Margaret “Peggy” Baker and Mary Lou Baker. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Baker; her son, David; her grandson, Douglas Cameron Baker; her sister, May (Merrill) Brunk; and her brothers, Bill and John (Margie Lee) Read.
There will be a celebration of Lois’s life on Saturday August 27th at 11:00 AM at Union Presbyterian Church, 2707 5th Street, Monroe, WI. The service will be live streamed via the Union Presbyterian Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/unionpresbyterianchurchmonroe). Following the service, a light lunch will be served at Northeast Park (Adjacent to the church). In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Union Presbyterian Church or the Green County Food Pantry. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home has assisted the family.
Marie Amelia (Schultz) Husmann
aged 94 years, died at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Monroe WI. She was born on October 26, 1927 in Pesotum IL to Christian and Elizabeth Schultz.
Marie was born and grew up on her family's farm in central IL. Marie attended Illinois State University where she met and married her husband John prior to their senior year in 1948. In 1949 they were the first married couple to graduate together from ISU. They were married for over 70 years when John died in 2019. Marie taught physical education in Crystal Lake IL, District 155 before staying home to raise a family. She later taught in Barrington Hills and Carpentersville while earning her master's degree from NIU and finished her career teaching reading at Crystal Lake Central High School. Marie loved her family, teaching, and all animals except chickens.
Marie is survived by her children, Christie Wrenn, Harry Husmann, and Leslie Nider; seven grandchildren, Eliot (Anne) Wrenn, Mac (Amanda Silha) Wrenn, Kathy Servin, Emily Egan, John (Rachelle Zang) Husmann, Marie Nider, and Julia (Johannes) Schmied; ten great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Dorothy Muhs, and many nieces and nephews.
Private services will be held at a later date. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.
Donations in memory of Marie may be made to the charity of your choice.
Robert “Bob” Lee Rufi
Age 82, of Monroe passed away on Saturday, August 20th, 2022 at SSM Health Monroe Hospital. He was born the son of John W. Rufi and Eva Bacon Rufi on August 19th, 1940 in Monroe. Bob was an avid learner—he started school at 4-years-old at Greenbush County School simply because he relentlessly showed up at the school house daily—and graduated from Monroe Senior High School. Bob married Barbara Louise Schultz at United Methodist Church Monroe on December 22, 1957.
Bob was raised in Monroe, WI on the farm he built his life, family, and career on. He was passionate about curling and antique cars. Bob was a member of the Alpine Curling Club for 42 years and made ice for them for 40. Bob obtained a certificate as a Level I Ice Technician from Curl Canada in 1985. He was proudly known as the “Ice Maker.” Bob was a member of the Yester Year Auto Club and won many trophies for the showing of the antique cars he repaired. Bob’s laughter and jokes will be deeply missed.
Bob is survived by his wife of 64 years, Barbara Rufi, and his five children, Rev. Dr. Michael of Monroe, WI, Kathy (Don) Austin of Platteville, WI, Deb of Monroe, WI, Jim (Stephanie) Rufi of St. Paul, MN, and Mark (Tricia) Rufi of Lexington, KY; 11 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. Bob was preceded in death by his grandson, Shaun Robert Rufi; parents, brother, and sister.
Please join our family for a visitation at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home on Saturday, August 27th, 2022 from 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Funeral Service to follow. In lieu of flowers, there will be a memorial fund for SSM Health Monroe Hospice Home.
Kristin Leigh Bansley
age 53, of Monroe passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 18, 2022. She was born the daughter of Les and Francy (Bales) Bieneman on May 29, 1969 in Monroe. Kristin was united in marriage to Adam Bansley on October 27, 2007 at St. John’s Church, Monroe.
Kristin was a 1987 graduate of Monroe High School. She earned her undergraduate degree in German at UW-Whitewater and later obtained her Masters in Education from UW-LaCrosse. Devoting most of her teaching career to the School District of Monroe, she was teaching German and acted as the Gifted and Talented program coordinator. Kristin enhanced her teaching skills by spending a year teaching conversational English in Japan and returned to attend a language institute to become licensed to teach Japanese. These experiences spurred her adventurous spirit of travel which included countries such as: Germany, Austria, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore, Great Britain, and others. Kristin also spent time traveling the States with her family and planning future trips. She was a passionate advocate for maintaining the German exchange program which provided many learning experiences for her students.
Kristin’s influence extended well beyond the school walls. Serving on the Green County Fair Board for the past 10 years, she was a progressive leader for improving the experiences of fairgoers and for the youth of Green County. Kristin grew up in the Hiawatha 4-H club and then gave back by becoming the adult leader for the Young Americans 4-H club. She was a longtime member of the Monroe Jaycees and was a mentor for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. She could often be seen selling tickets to various high school sporting events.
Kristin had many interests and hobbies. She was an accomplished seamstress and baker extraordinaire. She perfected the art of underbaking cookies and not a single crunchy cookie was ever found in her kitchen! Kristin made jams and jellies that her dad especially enjoyed. She also had a flair for interior design and her talents made her house a home. A newfound hobby was refurbishing a vintage RV with Adam. She walked many miles with her beloved dog, Mya.
Kristin loved her family with whom she spent much time. She was very social and enjoyed watching Adam perform with his band. She and Adam liked to go to plays and musicals and spend time with friends. She believed in making memories. To travel with Kristin was to see everything you could possibly see and to take a picture (or it didn’t happen)! She enjoyed spending time with her nieces and nephews and tried to instill her love of shopping with each of them. Kristin was a master of family antics. Her witty personality and sense of humor created strong and lasting bonds. You can only imagine the joy and laughter she brought to her family! She will forever be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Kristin is survived by her husband, Adam Bansley; son, Elijah Bansley; parents, Les and Francy Bieneman; sisters, Susan (Jason) Brown and Sara (Todd) Durtschi; nieces and nephews, Andrew, Claire and Nick Brown, and Alana and Ty Durtschi.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, John and Norma Bieneman; maternal grandparents, Gerald and Alice Bales; and mother-in-law, Janice Bansley.
Visitation will be held from 2:30 PM until the memorial service at 5:00 PM on Thursday, August 25, 2022 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Todd Hackman officiating. A memorial fund is being established in Kristin’s name. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.
Nichts stirbt was in Erinnerung bleibt. Du bleibst für immer in unseren Herzen. Wir lieben dich für immer und auf ewig.
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Dennis Allen Burri
age 70 of Pleasant Hill, Oregon passed away on July 8, 2021 at his home. He was born the son of Wilbur and Beverly (Leiser) Burri on July 29, 1949 in Monroe, WI.
While attending school in South Wayne he helped his father make cheese on the Town Line Rd. Cheese Factory. The family later moved to Janesville where he attended and graduated from Craig High School in 1968, he was awarded letters in Track and Cross Country in 1966, 1967, and 1968. He also attended Lane Community College in Eugene, OR graduating in 1975.
Dennis proudly served in the United States Navy from 1970 until 1973. He went on to serve another 20 years in the Navy Reserves. He was the co-owner of Scoreboard Bar and Grill in Milton, WI. He was a member of the Eugene Oregon Roadsters Car Club. His passion was showing his cars and sponsoring Roadster Shows throughout the U.S.. He worked as a dental hygienist in Oregon, retiring after many years in the practice.
He is survived by his children Jason Burri and Madison Mackenna Jane, both of Janesville; brother, Scott Burri of Janesville; and sister JoDelle Drugg of Janesville. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on August 27, 2022 at Union Cemetery in South Wayne with Pastor Scott Cernek officiating. Shriner Hager Gohlke is assisting the family.
age 32 of Monroe passed away August 23, 2022. He was born July 1, 1990 the son of Joseph Kundert and Jackie Moon. He graduated from Monroe High School in 2008.
He is survived by his father, Joseph (Kim Gyland) Kundert of Monroe; mother, Jackie (Taylor Triebold) Moon of Waukesha; brother, Dylan Kundert of Greenfield; paternal grandparents, Larry (Dianne) Kundert; maternal grandparents, Mike (Vicki) Moon; great paternal grandmother, Dorothy Wild; great maternal grandmother, Letta Moon; Aunts, Angie (Jay) Schumacher, Kirsten (Adam) Steinmann, Erica (Justin) Foulker, Michelle (Fred) Kelley, Uncle, Brent (Kim) Kundert, many cousins, and many friends.
Dan was a gift from God to us, and showed all of us the meaning of unconditional love. He was a strong, intelligent, caring, and kind person. He loved working out, kayaking, being in nature, spending time with his family and loved playing with his many dogs over the years as they loved him so, most recently Mila. Dan was trying his best to take the steps to change the course of his life. He will forever be missed, and will be carried continually in his family and friend’s hearts.
A private funeral service will be held at Schriner Hager Golkee Funeral Home with Pastor Mary Gafner officiating. Condolences may be sent to the family at Shriner111.com
In lieu of flowers, please help Dan’s family help others by donating to the organization that he himself was the inspiration in creating.
F.A.I.T.H (Fighting Addiction It Takes Help) Addiction Awareness
1208 2nd St N
Monroe, WI 53566
Geraldine “Gerry” Miller
age 89, of Monroe passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2022 at St. Clare Friedensheim. She was born on December 19, 1932 the daughter of Milton and Beulah (Davidson) Rabe. She graduated from Monroe High School and later graduated from Cosmetology School in Janesville. On August 9, 1953 she married David Miller, they just celebrated 69 years together.
Gerry lived in Monroe her entire life; she was a cosmetologist for three years before starting her family and staying home to raise her children. She was a longtime active member of Union Presbyterian Church in Monroe; as well as being the secretary for over 25 years until she retired. Gerry loved to sing, she sang in the choir at church as well as in Sweet Adeline’s. She loved sewing, she made her own wedding gown as well as clothes for her kids; she always had a project going on. Also, she will be remembered for her homemade bread and cinnamon rolls; she would always make your favorite dish whenever you visited. Some of her pastimes included puzzles, playing Rummy, bingo, and watching soap opera tv. Gerry easily made friends, and enjoyed spending time with people. She was always a positive person with a smile on her face. Gerry had an incredible ability to find a four-leaf clover on a regular basis.
Gerry is survived by her husband, David of New Glarus; children, Diane (Al) Lindsay of Lombard, IL, and Steve (Greg) Miller of Reno, NV; grandchildren, Kayla (Fiance, John Fisher) Lindsay of Oak Park, IL and Megan (Samuel) Sievert of Phoenix, AZ; brother, Virgil (Nancy) Rabe of Marshall, MO; sisters, Evelyn (Jim) Skurich of Fridley, MN, and Corlyn Rauscher of Pembroke Pines, FL; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Leon, Ardith, Dwight, Dale, Wayne, and Ann in infancy.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 11:30 AM at Union Presbyterian Church in Monroe with Pastor Stacy Cavanaugh officiating. Burial will take place at Greenwood Cemetery at a later date.
A visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the church. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to: shriner111.com. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Union Presbyterian Church for the Music Ministry.
Timothy Joseph Petit
age 62, of Monroe passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2022 at his home. He was born March 7, 1960 the son of Amos and Amy (Barker) Petit in Freeport, IL. He attended Freeport High School. On June 26, 2004 Tim married Teresa Stark; she preceded him in death in 2006.
Tim started out working in cheese factories until he went to work at Pick-N-Save for 25 years. He enjoyed watching the Green Bay Packers and NASCAR. Also, he enjoyed reading, and was an avid bowler.
Tim is survived by his daughter, April (Chris) Caldwell of Monroe; brother Mark Petit of Freeport; and sisters, Debbie (Steve) Monigold of Freeport and Barb (Mike) Moran of Dubuque, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Teresa; son, Joe Petit; and brother, Lynn.
A Celebration of Tim’s Life will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Denise Marie Riese
age 66, of Monroe passed away on Saturday, September 3, 2022 at her home. She was born the daughter of David and Dorathy (Lainio) Dowden on July 8, 1956 in Illinois. She was a 1974 graduate of Albany High School. Denise was united in marriage to Randy L. Riese on August 25, 1984.
Denise was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Monroe, where she had taught Sunday School. She had also been a Girl Scout Leader for 12 years.
Denise is survived by her husband of 38 years, Randy; daughter, Stephanie Riese; siblings, D. Lynn (fiancé, Ron Krupke) Dowden Novak, Dorathy (Griffith) Williams, Daniel (Kathy) Dowden and Donald Dowden. She is further survived by numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved and adored; as well as many extended relatives and dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, David Dowden; and nephew, Nickolai Dowden.
A Memorial Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00PM on Friday, September 9, 2022 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home.
A Celebration of Denise’s Life will be held at a later date.
Louise Clara Wells
age 95 of Monroe passed away on Monday, September 5, 2022 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. She was born on May 8, 1927, in Monroe, the daughter of George and Anna (Mueller) Korn. She never graduated but attained her G.E.D. later in life. Louise married Emerson Wells on April 27, 1946 in Monroe.
Louise worked at Spurgeon’s Department Store for 34 years, later working at Farm & Fleet where she retired at the end of 2000. She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ and Browntown Busy Bee’s Homemakers Club, and card club. Louise enjoyed gardening, baking, knitting, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter Marcia (David) Wald; grandchild, Barry Wald and Joel (Connie) Wald; and 6 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Emerson; son, Jeffrey; brothers, George, William, Albert, and Walter; sisters, Marie Waelchli and Margaret Chesbro; and granddaughter, Lisa Wald in infancy.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at St. John’s United Church of Christ with Reverend Todd Hackman officiating. Burial will follow at Kelly Cemetery.
A visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the church. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com
age 76, of Monroe passed away on Monday, September 12, 2022 at her home. She was born the daughter of Ervin and Ethel (Ruch) Broge on September 25, 1945 in Monroe.
Yvonne married Merwyn Rose on July 2, 1981 in Reno, Nevada. She worked throughout the Monroe area at Dorman Cheese, Swiss Chalet, Alphorn Motel, Super 8, and the Credit Bureau. She was also a cross country team semi driver with Merwyn. Yvonne enjoyed diamond painting, crocheting, playing Farkel, doing puzzles, playing board games, watching daytime soap operas, and country music.
Yvonne is survived by her husband, Merwyn; son, Tim Broge of Darlington; step-children, Gloria (Garry) Segner of Monroe, Ken (Terri) Rose of Winslow, Wayne (Laurie) Rose of Monroe, and Carol (John) Steckelberg of Montana; grandson, Ari Broge; several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and sister, Cindy (Dave) Roessler. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Todd Allan; 2 brothers, Wayne and Dean; sister, Gwen Elert Broge; and daughter-in-law, Angie Broge.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 25, 2022 at 1:00 PM at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Rick Hayworth officiating. Burial will take place at Oneco Cemetery at a later date.
A visitation will be from 12:00 PM Noon until the time of service at the funeral home.
Clifford A. Bennett
age 71, of Monroe passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at Monroe Health Services. He was born on November 22, 1950 the son of Arthur Bennett and Yvonne Schwitz (Melvin) Shippy. He graduated from Monroe High School.
Cliff served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era. He was a member of the American Legion and the Monroe Fire Department. He enjoyed western movies, social events, auctions, and collecting a little bit of everything.
Clifford is survived by his children, Regina (Dave) Horner of Monroe, Jeremy (Michelle) Bennett of Brodhead, and Taylor (Fiancée, Adam Fiorucci) Yaun of Monroe; brother Chucky Bennett of Monroe; 8 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Craig Bennett; four brothers, Jim, Les, Kenny, and Richard “Pud”.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home. Burial will be on Wednesday, September 21,2022 at 11:00 AM at Greenwood Cemetery with Military Honors. A luncheon will follow graveside services at the American Legion.
Beverly June VanWagenen
age 88, of Monroe passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2022 at her home. She was born the daughter of Carson and Marian (Howe) Hunt on May 30, 1934. She was a 1953 graduate of Monroe High School; she married her high school sweetheart, Gerald Henry VanWagenen later that year on June 28, 1953. They shared 52 years of marriage together until Jerry’s passing in 2005.
Beverly owned Twice as Nice on the square in Monroe. She was a seamstress and enjoyed crafting. She loved Willie Nelson and dancing to live music in her cowboy boots. Beverly generously gave to several animal charities; she had a love for all animals especially her kitties.
She is survived by her daughter, Robin Rouby; and one grandson, Michael Feldt; as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Jerome “Spud”; and sister, Judy.
A Celebration of Bev’s Life will be held at her home 2728 6th St. Monroe, WI 53566 on October 8th, 2022 from 3:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com
Mary Jo Prien
age 80, of Monroe passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2022 at the SSM Health Hospital in Monroe. She was born on November 21, 1941 the daughter of Ted and Margaret (Baumbauer) Thayer in Wabash, Indiana. Mary Jo’s mother passed away from Leukemia when Mary Jo was very young. She was raised by her father and step-mother, Silvia; and spent every summer from childhood until graduation from high school with her grandmother, Josephine Thayer in Peru, Indiana. She loved her grandmother and her days and friends in Peru.
In her younger years of school she attended school St. Joseph’s in Freeport, then in Kenosha where she attended St. James School until 8th grade. The family then moved back to Freeport and she spent her high school days at Freeport Aquin School, graduating in 1959. She then attended Rockford School of Business.
All through high school Mary Jo worked as a “soda-jerk” at “Roy’s” in Freeport. She later worked as a secretary at Intercity Box and Plastic Company in Freeport. She then worked for JC Penney Company and Commercial and Savings Bank in Monroe until she obtained her Real Estate License and began working for Keefe Real Estate and then for Century 21-Zwygart, for nearly 20 years.
She was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish-St. Victor’s Catholic Church in Monroe. She was a pretty good golfer and tennis player, and really enjoyed outings and tennis with her lady friends. She carded a hole-in-one exactly 10 years to the day (almost to the minute) on the same hole (#3) at Windy Acres as her husband did 10 years earlier (Weird).
Mary Jo is survived by her husband of 59 ½ years, John; her brothers, Steve (Linda) Thayer of Rockford and Mike (Ann) Thayer of Peru, IN; as well as many extended relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and step-mother.
A public visitation will be held from 11:00 am till Noon on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victors Catholic Church; a private memorial Service will be held at 12:00 Noon with Father Tafadzwa Kushamba officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in St. Charles Catholic Cemetery in Peru, IN. Memorials may be made in Mary Jo’s name to either the Green County Food Pantry or the Green County Humane Society. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com
Eldora Ruth Kundert
age 91 of Lansing, Iowa, (formerly of Monroe, Wisconsin) passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at Gundersen Health System in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. She was born the daughter of Fred and Frieda (Bandi) Wellman on July 1, 1931, at the Deaconess Hospital in Monroe.
Eldora attended rural one-room schools in the Monroe area through eighth grade. She graduated from Orangeville High School in 1948. After high school she worked at the United Telephone Company in Monroe for 2 years. Eldora then took a job as a bookkeeper at the Commercial and Savings Bank in Monroe, where she worked for over 40 years.
On November 26, 1955, she married the love of her life, Arlie William Kundert at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Monroe. One daughter was born to this union. They were married for 55 years, until Arlie’s death in 2010.
Eldora was best known for her love of cats, as well as her beautiful hand embroidery work. She also loved reading books and listening to county western music. In November of 2021, Eldora made the decision to move to Lansing, Iowa, to be closer to her daughter and family.
Eldora is survived by her daughter, Arla Rae (Paul) Wagner of Lansing Iowa; 2 grandchildren, Dr. Monica Wagner DVM of Waukon, Iowa, and Hans (Emily) Wagner of LaCrosse, Wisconsin; 2 great-grandchildren, Wyatt and Amelia Wagner of LaCrosse, Wisconsin; 1 brother, Ernest Wellman of Medford, Wisconsin; and several nieces and nephews.
Eldora was preceded in death by her husband, Arlie, her parents, brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, October 10, 2022, at the Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home in Monroe with Reverend Todd Hackman officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Monroe. A visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Green County Humane Society, St. John’s United Church of Christ, or the Lansing Iowa EMS.
Jeffrey A. Walmer
age 71, of Monroe passed away on Monday, October 3, 2022 at his home. He was born on April 15, 1951 the son of Duane and Mary (Walling) Walmer. He attended Albany High School.
Jeff worked maintenance for several companies over the years and later worked for Schneider Plumbing. He enjoyed riding horses and motorcycles, and playing euchre.
Jeff is survived by his daughter Amanda Schoen of Brodhead; mother, Mary Walling of Center, KY; grandchildren, Harli (Kyle) Kampert of Belvidere, Cierra (Mike) Medinger of Monroe, Lily (Bryton) Thompson of Janesville, Bentlei Hauser of Brodhead, and Nick Nyman of Albany; girlfriend, Carla Goecks of Monroe; siblings, Jerry (Amber) Walmer of Center, KY, Jordan Walmer of Brodhead, Melody Stuessy of Monroe, Mary (Kirk) Olson of Sparta, Louis Becherer of Darlington, Charles Becherer of Camp Douglas, WI, Joe (Lisa) Becherer of Brodhead, Martha (Richard) Ladwig of Monticello, and Marsha Freischmidt of Fulton, IL.
He was preceded in death by his father; daughter, Amy Woollums, and brother, Jack Walmer.
A Celebration of Jeff’s Life will be held Sunday, October 30, 2022 from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM at the Spring Grove Township Hall (N2475 Cty Rd GG Brodhead).
Gerald E. Foulker
age 62 of Fitchburg, formerly of Monroe, died Friday October 7, 2022 at his home. He was born on January 31, 1960, the son of Robert and Alberta (Kubly) Foulker. He attended Monticello High School. He served in the U.S. Army for 2 years. Gerald married Annette Wirth on January 30, 1993 in Monticello. He enjoyed his Harley and going for rides, but his greatest joy in life was spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his daughters: Raven (J. J.) Foulker Flannery of Evansville and Jade Foulker of Evansville; grandchildren: Carter, Scarlett, and Bron; siblings: John (Glenda) Heimann, Bob Jr. (Cheri) Foulker, Larry (Cindy) Randals, Mike (Patti) Randals, Sherri (Todd) Schindler, Leticia Foulker, and Raymond (Emily) Foulker. He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Sandy Paulson.
A Celebration of Gerald’s life will be held from 4-6 pm on Friday, October 14, 2022 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home.
Mary Joan (Berg) Everson
age 93, of Monroe and formerly of South Wayne, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 13, 2022 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born on March 27, 1929, first born twin daughter to Rudy and Irma (Andrews) Berg in Monroe. Joan, as she was called, attended Argyle High School.
Joan and Burdean Everson were married February 8, 1948 at the East Wiota Lutheran Church. They farmed in the South Wayne area until 1970 when they moved into South Wayne, they then moved to Monroe in 1994.
Joan worked at Swiss Colony and provided daycare for many area children. She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, South Wayne and attended Grace Lutheran Church, once she moved to Monroe. She was an active quilter with the ladies of Our Savior’s providing sheets and material for the mission quilts as well as helping tie them. She was a member of Sons of Norway, Monroe and the Women of the Moose Lodge #544 in Monroe.
Joan is survived by 5 of her children: Mary (Randy) Roderick, Monroe, Dennis (Janice) Everson, Waupaca, Barbara (Jeff) Bidlingmaier, Browntown, Sarah (Jay) Goebel, Monroe, and Tina (Keith) Ritschard, Argyle. 15 Grandchildren: Trisha (Dan) Priewe Frankland; Wendy (Mark) Priewe Flanagan, Lynn (Eric) Roderick Sorensen, Dawn (John) Roderick Goltz, Erik (Zeneda White) Everson, Kyle (Trisha Weiland) Everson, Angela (Mike) Bidlingmaier Wirth, Amy (Troy) Bidlingmaier Mahon, Ashley (Chuck) Bidlingmaier Bredeson, Joshua (Amanda Lewis) Goebel, Justin Goebel, Jolene (Taylor) Goebel Hilliard, Melissa (Brian Rufener) Ritschard, Elizabeth (Jesse) Ritschard Halvorsen, and Brent (Payton Zurfluh) Ritschard. 25 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Joan is also survived by her sister, Joyce (Berg) Moen and her sister-in-law, Winogene (Melland) Everson, and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Burdean in 1996; her parents, her son, Kenneth B., son in law, Paul C. Priewe, and granddaughter, Kristi Ritschard; her twin sister, Mildred Jean (Alfred) Meier; sister, Cynthia (Bob) Seffrood; brother, Russell (Darlene) Berg, and brother-in-law, Lester Moen.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00AM on Monday, October 17, 2022 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in South Wayne with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will follow service in East Wiota Lutheran Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 2:00-5:00PM on Sunday, October 16, 2022 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.
The family is grateful for the compassionate and loving care given to Joan by St. Clare Friedensheim and Pleasant View Nursing Home staff.
age 68 of Monroe passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2022 at her home. She was born on March 4, 1954 the daughter of Frank and Joyce (McDeormon) Allen in Polo, IL. She graduated from Polo High School. After high school LuAnne received Bachelors and Master in Nursing from UW Madison.
LuAnne married John Rosa on June 11, 1986. She was a nurse at St. Clare’s and Group Health Co-Op. LuAnne enjoyed gardening, knitting, and traveling. She was actively involved with the Green County Humane Society; she especially loved fostering kittens from the humane society.
LuAnne is survived by her husband John; and brothers, John (Kelly) Allen, Cliff Allen, Ray (Lisa) Allen, and Virgil Allen. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Zada.
A Celebration of LuAnne’s Life will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family at: Shriner111.com. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Memorials may be directed to the Green County Humane Society in LuAnne’s name.
Frederick Louis Hartwig
age 99, of Monroe passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2022 at the Pleasant View Nursing Home. He was born on April 1, 1923 the son of Fred and Nettie (Schneider) Hartwig. He attended Pleasant Valley School in Jordan Township.
Fred married Margaret Stoller on January 28, 1945 in Monroe. He was a dairy farmer his whole life, where he truly never retired still helping his son for many years. He was a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses and enjoyed fixing things.
Fred is survived by his children; Lonna (Fred) Hefty of San Diego, CA, Peggy (Gene) Boeck of Albany, FredRick (Cheryl) Hartwig of Browntown, and Richard Hartwig of Monroe; son-in-law, Gary Gerber of Winslow, IL; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Margaret; daughters, LuAnn Hartwig and Cynthia Gerber; granddaughter, Toni Boeck; sister, Dorothy Kessler.
Per Fred’s wishes no services will be held.
Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to: shriner111.com
Randal K. Wolff
age 70 of Monroe, died Friday October 21, 2022 at Monroe Hospice Home. He was born on June 29, 1952 in Watertown, WI, the son of Clarence and Lois (Kohls) Wolff. He graduated from Jefferson High School. Randal married JoAnn Ganshert on October 20, 1994 in Monroe. He was a farmer, over the road truck driver, and worked at General Motors in Janesville for 28 years. He was a member of Mt. Olive Church in Monroe.
He is survived by his wife, JoAnn Ganshert Wolff; sisters: Sherry (Gary) Zimmerman, LuAnn (Tom) Chapin, Julie Staedter, RaChelle (Ronald) Palm, Lorie (Randal) Wendorf; brother-in-law, Joe Pick. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Mike Wolff; sister, Kathleen Pick.
A celebration of Life will be held at a later date. SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home is assisting the family.
In memory of Randy donations may be made to SSM Health Hospice Home or Green County EMS.
Shirley A. Kubly
age 87, of Madison, Wisconsin, passed away on October 22, 2022. Born May 31st, 1935, Shirley grew up in Chicago surrounded by pets including a collie, fish, parakeets, and a fox terrier, which was the beginning of a lifelong love for animals. She graduated from North Park Academy high school at age sixteen and then attended Wilber Wright College. Having lived all over Chicago’s north side, she was a Cubs baseball fan and always had a special affinity for the city of Chicago. She was a hard and creative worker, earning her own way from age sixteen and had many jobs including a nurse’s assistant at Northwestern Hospital, retail store salesperson, receptionist, secretary, and an executive assistant.
After she married Pat Kubly on August 3rd, 1963, dreams of living on a farm became a reality for Shirley when she and Pat purchased a farm just outside of Monroe, Wisconsin. On the farm she stabled, trained, and showed saddle bred horses. In addition to horses, she had six ducks, a cow, rabbits, Great Danes and three cats! With the impending birth of their son Ryan, they moved Monroe in 1969, where she helped start a pre-school and became active in the community. She was active in the Monroe Jaycees and Jaycettes, where she served as vice president and president. She chaired the Women’s Club, served on the Wisconsin Arts Board and the Monroe Arts Board. Shirley’s love for children and people found her volunteering as a Girl Scout leader, a Cub scout leader, an aid for children with cerebral palsy, a camp counselor and a pre-school teacher’s assistant and for the Dane County Advocates for Battered Women. She was also a lifelong director of The Swiss Colony (now Colony Brands) where she was especially active in the early years in researching new product ideas.
A free spirit who always had a positive attitude, she loved to hike, bike and explore new cultures. A woman of many talents and hobbies, she was very active and played tennis, ran, rode horses, practiced yoga and other forms of exercise. She especially loved traveling and meeting new people. She traveled over the world including Africa, India, and Thailand where she enjoyed riding Asian elephants from village to village and spending time with the people there.
She was a real lover of animals and was someone with a special gift of “clicking” with animals. She wanted to help people, especially children, to appreciate animals, domestic and wild. “It filled a passion in me,” she said. She spent time helping to educate the public about animals, the need to save species and habitats and to increase awareness for the humane treatment of animals. A long-time volunteer at the Madison, Wisconsin Vilas Zoo, she first became involved with the zoo in 1992, working for the education program, then joined the Zoological Society Board of Directors in 1999. She took on many responsibilities early, including organizing a history exhibit in the new Visitor Center. Later she was a driving force in shaping and getting the Polar Bear Exhibit and facility constructed at the Vilas Zoo. As part of her travels, she always enjoyed visiting other zoos to bring back new ideas for improving Vilas Zoo. She was also a member and volunteer at the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens, in Palm Desert, California.
She is survived by her husband Pat; son Ryan; nephew Mike (Nan) O’Berem; great nephew Chris (Holly) & great-great-nephew Fletcher O’Berem; She was preceded in death by her parents Clifford & Virginia; brother Dale and nephew Mitch.
A private celebration of life will be held at a future date. The Kubly family wishes to express their overwhelming gratitude for the wonderful caregivers of Tracy Teske’s Visiting Angels Madison. Every day for more than two years, numerous Visiting Angels caregivers were with Shirley day and night, keeping her not just safe, but also brightening her spirit. A special thanks to Ted Teske for his patient and caring support. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.
William “Bill” Richard Atkinson
age 82, of Albany passed away on Friday, October 28, 2022 at SSM Health- Monroe Hospital. He was born the son of Dale and Louise (Schulz) Atkinson, Sr. on June 24, 1940 in Monroe. He was a 1958 graduate of Albany High School. Bill was united in marriage to Holly Jacobs on February 27, 1960 at the Albany United Methodist Parsonage.
Bill farmed on his family’s farm his entire life; he was proud to be the 5th generation to run the farm. The land he worked has been in the Atkinson family since 1847. The Atkinson family was honored as a Sesquicentennial Farm; which they have now surpassed the 150 years.
Bill was also an active member of AMPI and was on the Board for Midland. He was also a longtime member of Albany United Methodist Church. He was an avid bowler and golfer.
Bill lived his life a loving, caring husband, father, and friend; he never had a bad word for anyone and was never too busy to help. He was a dedicated farmer, but also took time to enjoy a vacation. He and Holly traveled with friends in the winter and took the kids somewhere in the summer. He will be greatly missed.
Bill is survived by his wife of 62 years, Holly of Albany; children, William (Julie) Atkinson, Jr. of Jacksonville, FL, Laura Atkinson of Rockford, and Chad Atkinson of Madison; grandchildren, McKenzie (Josh) Matt, Hannah (Nick) Johnson, Janessa and Hope Atkinson; great-grandchildren, Loki, Viola, Justice, Julian, Jiraiya, and Jubillee; siblings, Albert (Phyllis) Atkinson of Brodhead, Edward (Diane) Atkinson of Verona, Minnie Atkinson of San Diego, CA, Robert Atkinson of Janesville, Ruth Ann (Glenn) Day of Brodhead, Dale (Mary) Atkinson, Jr. of Duck Creek, UT, and Kristine (Fred Moen) Atkinson of South Wayne; sisters-in-law, Genevieve Atkinson of Richland Center, Judy (Bob) Behl, Gloria Brown, Bonnie Graves, and Vicki Wiessinger; brothers-in-law, Delos (Carol) Jacobs and Dan (Penny) Jacobs; God-children, Jason Koebler, Glenn Day Jr., Tammi Day-Dibenedetto, and Susan Carlson-Hendrickson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jim Atkinson; sister-in-law, Judy Atkinson; and brothers-in-law, Dale Graves, Greg Wiessinger, and David Brown.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, November 6, 2022 at Albany United Methodist Church with Pastor Thomas Moe officiating. Burial will follow service in Hillcrest Cemetery in Albany.
Visitation will be held from 12:30 PM until the time of service on Sunday at the church. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.
age 40, of Monroe passed away on Friday, October 28, 2022 at her home. She was born the daughter of Melford and Diane (Liekweg) Kitelinger on October 28,1982 in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on the Naval Base. She received her GED from Monroe and attended Blackhawk Tech.
Jeni loved football and baseball. She enjoyed watching the Packers, Buffalo Bills, and the Brewers.
Jenifer is survived by her parents, Melford Kitelinger and Diane Kitelinger; children, Michelle (Ricky Olson) Offerdahl, Anthony Killary, and Rosemarie Killary; grandchildren, Violet “Peanut” and Oliver “Striker” Olson; and siblings, Keith (Darcy) Wesp, Kevin Wesp, and Kris Kitelinger. She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents; and aunts.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 11:00 AM at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating.
A visitation will be held on Friday, November 4, 2022 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the funeral home.
age 83, of Madison passed away on Monday, October 31, 2022 at Collinwood Group Home. She was born on November 19, 1938 the daughter of Robert and Stella (Divers) Farmer. She graduated high school in 1956; she later graduated from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO in 1959. Barb was united in marriage to Pearlie Conley, Jr. on September 5, 1959 in Virginia.
Barb was a school teacher at First Baptist Academy in Monroe, she was also employed at Farm & Fleet for over 20 years. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.
Barb is survived by her children, Tim (Denise) Conley of Monroe, Jonathan (Lisa) Conley of Albany, Cynthia Conley-Easton of Show Low, AZ, Daniel Conley of Monroe, and Phillip (Aaron) Conley of Denver, CO; 8 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Farmer of Arizona and Judy Weatherly of Virginia; and lifelong friend Nancy Goecks of Madison. She was preceded in death by her parents.
A Memorial Service will be held at 12:00 PM NOON on Monday, November 7, 2022 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Lloyd officiating.
A visitation will be held from 11:00 AM until the time of service on Monday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made in Barb's name to the Alzheimers Association.
Rodney E. Fuchs
age 76, of Monroe passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2022 at Graceland Manor. He was born the son of Walter and Genevieve (Hasselmann) Fuchs on October 12, 1946 in Freeport. He attended Freeport High School. Rodney was united in marriage to Dorothy J. Horst on September 29, 1973 at the Church by the side of the Road in Rockton, IL.
Rodney farmed his entire life; he started in Freeport and Winslow before moving to Monroe (Clarno Township) where he farmed and raised his family. Along with farming he also sold Garst Seed Corn. Rodney was named Conservation Family in both Wisconsin and Illinois; and had top DHIA herd production in the state of Illinois and Stephonson County numerous times. For the past several years he and Dorothy were faithful members of Cedarville Baptist Church.
Rodney is survived his wife of 49 years, Dorothy of Monroe; his children, Sally (Craig) Combs of Rolling Meadows, IL, Wayne (Christy) Fuchs of Stockton, IL, Rebecca (Justin Cunningham) Fuchs of Ft. Atkinson, and Andy (Kristin) Fuchs of Monroe; six grandchildren, Bannon Fuchs, Mikhayla Luttropp, Paige, Lexie and Austin Fuchs, and Sarah Combs; brother, James (Gloria) Fuchs of Rockford; sister-in-law, Melody Fuchs of Dakota, IL; brother-in-law, Van Smith of Freeport, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law, Leland and Flossie Horst; brothers, Craig and Michael Fuchs; and sister, Connie Smith.
Funeral Services will be held at 11AM on Thursday, November 10, 2022 at Cedarville Baptist Church with Pastor Jason Pankonin and Pastor Daren Dietmeier co-officiating. Burial will follow service at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Freeport.
Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00PM on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.
The family would like to extend a “Big Thank You” to the Graceland Manor staff, especially Debbie Riley, for being Rodney’s special caregiver.
Shirley Ann Moest
age 87 of Freeport passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at Liberty Village in Freeport, IL. She was born on April 27, 1935 the daughter of Ray and Lola (Hintzmen) Broge. She graduated from Juda High School in 1953. She had married Eugene Pickett whom passed at the age of 21 from an airplane crash. She then went on to marry Alois Moest, Jr. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Freeport; he preceded her in death in 2004.
In her younger years she worked at the Green County Courthouse in the County Clerk’s Office. Later she worked alongside Alois on their farm while raising their two daughters. She was an immaculate housekeeper. Shirley enjoyed flower gardening, bowling, and was a wonderful mother and grandmother.
Shirley is survived by her daughter Peggy (Jay) Lancaster of Darlington; grandchildren, Chad Baker, Justin (Amber) Doughenbaugh; and great-grandson, Edwin Daughenbaugh. She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands, Eugene and Alois; daughter, Debra Welp; two sisters, Mary Ellen Updike and Bonnie Johnson.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home at 11:00 AM with Pastor Kelly Jahn officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the funeral home.
Clareda Mae Neuenschwander
age 91, of Monroe passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at Aster Assisted Living. She was born August 19, 1931 in Blanchardville the daughter of Virgil and Clarenda (Olson) Wenger. She graduated from Monroe High School in 1949. After high school she attended Green County Normal where she earned her two-year teaching certificate. She earned her Bachelors Degree in Education from UW-Platteville in 1969. Several years later she returned to UW-Platteville to earn her Masters Degree.
Clareda married Virgil Neuenschwander on March 21, 1952 in Monroe. She taught in many rural schools including Twin Grove and Hiawatha. Then she taught at the Albany Public Schools for over 25 years, and ended her teaching career in the Argyle School District, retiring in 1999. Clareda was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. She was a member of the Women of the Moose for over 50 years, she held many positions within the Women of the Moose, including Sr. Regent of the Monroe Chapter 599.
Clareda is survived by her children, Rosemary (Jerry) Hoover of Monroe, Jane Neuenschwander of Titusville, FL, Diana Long of Marengo, IL, and Daniel (Mary) Neuenschwander of Kutztown, PA; three grandchildren, Megan Long, David Neuenschwander, and Andrew Neuenschwander; sister-in-law, Glenda Wenger, Marilyn Neuenschwander, and Reva (Bob) Chambers; and several nieces and nephews and their families.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Virgil; son, David Neuenschwander; grandson, Matthew Hoover; brothers, Paul Wenger and Virgil Wenger Jr.; son-in-law, Randy Long; sister-in-law, Nellie Neuenschwander; brothers-in-law, Harold and Delbert Neuenschwander; parents-in-law, Albert and Rosa Neuenschwander; and niece, Lori Chambers.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday November 22, 2022 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home at 11:00 AM with Pastor John Tabaka officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.
A visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Monday, November 21, 2022 at the funeral home, a Women of the Moose service will be held at 7:00 PM. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.
Memorials are suggested to Grace Lutheran Church, Monroe Moose Lodge, or WI Alzheimer’s Association in Clareda’s name.