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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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Gordon Glenn Gempeler
age 77, of Monroe passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. He was born the son of Glenn and Rose (Elmer) Gempeler on June 11, 1943 in Monroe. Gordon was united in marriage to Marsha L. Mayer on June 26, 1976 at Grace Lutheran Church; she preceded him in death in 2017.
Gordon proudly served in the US Army. He worked for Joseph Huber Brewing Company, now Minhas Brewery in the bottle house for 42 years. Gordon and his wife, Marsha opened their home to foster care for many years. He was fascinated by trains and enjoyed taking his son, Jeff to train shows; he also had his own model train setup at home. Gordon also enjoyed hot air balloon shows; he and Jeff enjoyed “chasing” the balloons to see where they would land.
Gordon is survived by his son, Jeffrey (Laura) Gempeler; siblings, Gary (Stephanie) Gempeler, Glenda (Larry) Pahnke, Gerry Gempeler, Gloria (Joe) Kopp, and Grace (Mike) Kruckenberg. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Marsha.
Funeral Services will be held at 11AM on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Andrew Ewings and Pastor Nathan Strutz co-officiating.
Visitation will be held on Friday, February 12, 2021 from 4-7PM at the funeral home.
Burial will take place in Sunset Acres Memorial Gardens in Orangeville, at a later date, with military honors.
Eulalia L. “Corky” Bergum
age 82 of Monroe, died Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born on May 8, 1938 in Apple River, Illinois, the daughter of George and Elizabeth (Bourquin) Watson. She graduated Winslow High School. Eulalia married Chester Wayne Bergum on October 1st,1954 in Winslow, Illinois. She worked at Monroe Manor as a Nurse’s aid for many years. Eulalia was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in South Wayne; she enjoyed traveling, going fishing in Northern Wisconsin, and loved to spend time with her family.
She is survived by her children: Terry Bergum of Monroe, Linda (Tim) Williams of South Wayne, and Tammy (Keith) Friske of Monroe; 2 grandchildren: Steve Bergum and Tracy Williams and 3 step-grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren and 5 step great grandchildren,1 great great grandchild and 5 step great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters: Marjory Watson, Lula Miller, and Carlene Snook, grandson, Timothy Williams Jr., and daughter-in-law, Janet Bergum.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, February 18, 2021 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in South Wayne, with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will be in Union cemetery. A visitation will be held Wednesday from 3:00 to 7:00 pm at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home.
Delanna “Dee” Jo Ericksen
age 59, of Monroe, died on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. She was born on February 14, 1961 in Rockford, IL., the daughter of Robert and Jacklyn (Weier) Blunt.
Delanna waitressed and cooked and most recently was a CNA at Azura memory care.
She was a member of Crossroads Church in Monroe and enjoyed cooking and spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her children: Brandi Lighthart of Orangeville, IL, Amanda (Dusty) Patterson of Freeport, IL, Amy (Pat) Feary of Nebraska, and Tiffany Young of Monroe; siblings, Dani (Jim) Eads of WI, Darcell Snyder of Monroe, Delores (Alex) Holloway of Freeport, IL, Doreen (Al) Schiess of Lena, IL, Donita (Frank) Verdier of Ft. Smith AR; 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Dawn Rowe and Debbie Smull.
Celebration of Dee’s Life will be held Saturday, February 20, 2021 from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at Logan’s in Freeport, IL.
Jean A. Wendlandt
age 75 of Albany, died Sunday, February 14, 2021 at Monroe Clinic Hospital. She was born on September 21, 1945 in Stoughton, WI, the daughter of Willis and Esther (Luchsinger) Harnack. She graduated from Evansville High School in 1963. Jean married Jerald G. Wendlandt on September of 1963 in Brodhead. She worked at Swiss Colony from 1976 to 2015. She enjoyed flower gardening, reading, and traveling.
She is survived by her children, Rodney (Dena) Wendlandt of Oregon, WI, Donna (Brian) Pence of Monticello, and Jeri (Tim) Quick of Dakota, IL; 9 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; brother, Dale (Diane) Harnack of Brodhead, sister, Delores Patchen of Albany.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister, Carol Peach, and brother, Dean Harnack.
Private graveside services will be held at a later date. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Marilyn Jane Miskimon
age 91, of Winslow passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at home. She was born the daughter of Chester and Ida (Feldt) Haman on September 22, 1929 in Monroe. She was a graduate of Juda High School. Marilyn was married to Marvin Bidlingmaier, together they had four sons; she was later united in marriage to Raymond L. Miskimon on September 16, 1970 in Rockton, IL.
Marilyn spent her adult life farming in the Winslow area. She played an important role in the family auction business. Marilyn was a hard worker and enjoyed traveling, dancing, playing cards, gambling, flower gardening, and especially her family. She was a member of Martintown Community Church, Winslow Women’s Club, and Women of the Moose Chapter #599.
Marilyn is survived by her children, Mindy (Craig) McGinnis of Winslow, Jeff (Barb) Bidlingmaier of Browntown, Tom (Deb) Bidlingmaier of Browntown, Roger Bidlingmaier of Winslow; 12 grandchildren, Brooks, Hollace, and Jaden Julius, and Maddox McGinnis, Angie (Mike) Wirth, Amy (Troy) Mahon, Ashley (Chuck) Bredeson, Cory (Kerrie) Bidlingmaier, Chad (Ashley) Bidlingmaier, Carli (Jose) Cabrera, Brock (Tara) Bidlingmaier, and Calyn (Barry) Milz; 18 great-grandchildren; brother, Roger (Evelyn) Haman of Milton; sister, Eileen Buttke of Brodhead; and special family members, TJ and Austin Wand; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; son, Steven; brother, Hollis; and special family member, Roger Wand.
Funeral Services will be held at 11AM on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Martintown Community Church with Pastor Kevin Cernek officiating. Burial will take place in Rock Lily Cemetery following the service.
Visitation will be held on Saturday from 10AM until the time of service, at the church.
For those who wish to have no-contact, the service can be seen and heard from the parking lot of the church; it will also be live streamed on the Martintown Community Church Facebook page.
Memorials will be given to Martintown Community Church and Serenity Hospice.
age 83, of Monroe, died on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. He was born on August 23, 1937 in Monroe, the son of Harry and Hulda (Wuethrich) Schindler. He was a 1955 graduate of Monroe High School.
Kenneth was united in marriage to Lillian Smith on September 13, 1958, she passed in 2002. He then was blessed with his “business partner”, Daria Schwarzenberger.
Kenneth worked in maintenance at Joseph Huber Brewing Company, R. Mueller Cheese Factory Equipment, Dorman’s Cheese Factory and Swiss Colony. He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose #754. He enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, playing cards and loved to watch the Badgers and Packers.
He is survived by, Daria Schwarzenberger of Monroe, children: Denise Schindler, Gary (Dan Dietzel) Schindler of Madison, Todd (Sherri) Schindler of Monroe, Dawn Schober, Cindy (Dan) Klatt and Joe (Laurie) Schwarzenberger; 13 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; siblings, Barb (Dick) Cornwell of Evansville, and Joanne Clark of Monroe; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Lillian.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 22, 2021 at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE funeral home with Pastor Mary Gafner officiating. Burial will take place at Bethel Hawthorne Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Sunday, February 21, 2021 at the funeral home. Continued visitation will be held on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.
A memorial fund is being established in Ken’s memory.
Clarice I. Goepfert
age 87 of Browntown, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. She was born on June 14, 1933 to Arthur and Thilda (Berg) Emberson and was raised in rural Argyle. She was a 1951 graduate of Argyle High School. She went on to become a one-room country school teacher after graduating from Green County Teacher’s College. She taught at Cherry Branch School near Wiota before marrying A. Charles Goepfert on August 13, 1955. They lived in Monroe, and she continued teaching at East Clarno School south of Monroe until they started their family.
They then moved to rural Browntown where they farmed for several years. Chuck also had a profession, operating excavating equipment, leaving Clarice as the main operator of the farm. She was a hard worker and loved the outdoors; she was proud of her dairy herd and her contribution to the field work.
After retirement, Clarice continued to be active and finally had the time she always wanted to enjoy gardening, feeding birds, and maintaining the lawn. She and Chuck enjoyed being social and loved playing cards with friends. Clarice collected recipes and was an excellent cook. She was proud to pass her Norwegian lefse making skills all the way down to her great-grandchildren. Many Sundays, holidays, and birthdays were centered around a good meal at her table. She never failed to remember special occasions with a card and she had the most beautiful handwriting. Clarice was also artistic with a gift for painting, especially rosemaling and china painting. She also enjoyed keeping and sharing family pictures. Both Chuck and Clarice were sports fans, taking in their granddaughter’s high school volleyball games as well as following the Packers, Badgers, and Brewers. As a couple, they both enjoyed camping and traveling. They were fortunate to visit many locations, and enjoyed special trips to Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, the Rose Parade, and for their 25th wedding anniversary, a trip to Switzerland.
Clarice had a strong religious faith, and was a lifelong active church member, currently at the Wiota Lutheran Church. She taught Sunday School, and was active with the women’s group and quilting ladies.
Clarice will be lovingly missed by her two daughters, Carol (Harold) Field of Monroe and Diane (Curtis) Updike of Browntown; a granddaughter, Bonnie (Kurt) Arnoldussen of Manitou Springs, CO; two great-grandchildren: Chloe and Brett whom she adored. She is also survived by a sister, Ruth Olson of Fontana, CA; sisters-in-law, Donna (Joe) Halpin of Kenosha, WI and Georgia (John) Voss of Punta Gorda, FL; a brother, A. Roland (Joan) Emberson of Browntown; and brothers-in-law, George (Shannon) Goepfert of Rockton, IL and David (Polly) Goepfert of Port Charlotte, FL.
She was welcomed in heaven by her husband of 61 years, her parents, a brother Olin Emberson, and sister-in-law, Cathy Kubly.
Due to the current Covid conditions, a private family funeral service will be held. Burial will be in the East Wiota Lutheran Cemetery.
The family would like to extend special thanks to the Browntown Fire Department First Responders, the Green County EMS, and the physicians and nurses at both the Monroe Clinic Hospital ER and St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison.
Memorials may be made to the Wiota Lutheran Church or the Browntown Fire Department.
Rebecca “Becky” L. Mckee
age 66, Monroe, Wisconsin died peacefully on January 27, 2021 surrounded by her family. She was born November 6, 1954 Monroe, Wisconsin the daughter of Willis and Joyce (Broge) Wahl.
Becky graduated from Monroe High School in 1972 and attended Highland Community College for Cosmetology. After graduation she opened and ran a successful salon in Winslow, Illinois for six years.
In 1975, Becky married the love of her life, Howard Lynn Mckee. Together they shared a strong faith in God and a deep love for family and friends. Together they farmed for close to 40 years. In addition to helping Lynn on the farm, Becky was a proud, active mom and worked at LSS as an embroidery machine operator.
A little about Becky: Becky was bright, had a great sense of humor, and was very creative. She was: an avid gardener and cook, an exceptional seamstress and quilter, and a ferocious reader who loved mysteries. She loved: children and animals, travel and camping, making-up nicknames for people and explaining everything in detail! Most importantly she was a devoted mom and wife.
Becky is survived by her husband, Howard Mckee, Monroe; daughter, Mikala Mckee, Madison; mother, Joyce Wahl, Monroe; and sisters, Michelle (Keith) Kubly, Monticello; and Heidi (Dan) Flynn, Anchorage, AK. Becky was preceded in death by her father, Willis Wahl.
A joyful celebration of life will be held at a later time when those that love Becky can gather.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Kidney Fund in the name of Rebecca Mckee.
Jeffrey John Surrell “Egor”
age 53, of Monroe passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born the son of John and Carol (Tourdot) Surrell on January 26, 1967 in Monroe. Jeff was a 1985 graduate of Monroe High School, he also attended Blackhawk Technical College.
Jeff owned Egor’s Lawn Service; he not only took care of lawns in the summer but he also provided snow removal in the winter. He had also previously worked at Farm and Fleet in Monroe, and had many other jobs working on motors and lawnmowers, which he loved.
Jeff is survived by numerous friends and family, on both the Surrell and Tourdot sides of the family. He was well loved, always had a smile on his face and a friendly word for everyone he saw. He loved seeing family, and always had a good story to tell when coming to a family gathering. Jeff loved nothing like he loved lawnmower racing, and had high hopes for the next racing season, with plans to be involved.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Timothy Joe Surrell; brother, John Edward Surrell, died at birth, and sister, Anna Elizabeth Surrell, died at birth.
A Celebration of Jeff’s Life will be held at 11AM on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Jeff Ditzenberger officiating. Friends may gather from 9AM on Saturday, April 10th until the time of service, at the funeral home. Burial will take place following service at St. James Catholic Cemetery in Dayton Township.
A memorial fund is being established in Jeff’s name to assist with funeral expenses. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.
Memorials may be sent to: Jeff "Egor" Surrell Memorial Fund, PO Box 622 Monroe, WI 53566.
William (Bill) Lester Hubbard
age 80 (7/18/40—2/21/21) of Monroe passed away peacefully on Sunday February 21, 2021 after a long battle with cancer and a genuine need to be back with his beloved wife Maralyn who passed away over 13 years ago. He is preceded in death by Maralyn and his parents Forrest and Helen, his step-father Jerry Jez, his sister Dorothy and his grandson Benjamin Grossen. He is survived by his children Jill Gunderson (husband Troy, children Kelsey and Kirsten), Gail Grossen (husband Dale, children Hannah and Ellyn and great- grandchildren Laine, Sutton and Orion) and Gregory Hubbard (wife Melanie, and children Jack, Grant, Harrison and Finnley), his brother Calvin Hubbard and cousins Rita Porter, Peggy Osley and Clayton Stone.
Bill was born on July 18, 1940 in LaCrosse, WI to Forrest and Helen Hubbard. Forrest was a carpenter and as such allowed the Hubbards to reside in many different homes as Bill grew up. He lived in and around LaCrosse and Onalaska and graduated from Onalaska High School, which is where he met the love of his life Maralyn (Thompson). Bill and Maralyn wed on September 2, 1961 and were married for over 46 years.
Bill received his bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. He taught Physical Education for a number of years in Aberdeen, Washington, a year in Twin Lakes, WI and finally in Monroe, WI where he taught at the Middle School and Lincoln Elementary for 35 years. He was an avid supporter of all Monroe High School sports and could be seen at most events coaching, helping or cheering throughout his life.
Bill taught and coached thousands of children over the years and developed many lifelong friendships as a result. He was always willing to stay late to help the kid who needed a couple more chances to get their Presidential Fitness patch or open the gym for kids who wanted some extra practice. In the summers he worked for the Monroe Parks and Recreation Department, running sports programs and for many years managing and umpiring the slow pitch softball program, which “back in the day” was 5 days a week. He hated rainouts and walks. Rainouts “screwed up the schedule,” so games didn’t get called until the thunderstorm was on top of you. Walks “slowed the game down.” If a team took too many walks they got the, “There’s a reason we play with a big fat ball and throw underhand, gentleman. Start swinging or I’ll start calling strikes” speech. He loved to run and cross-country ski with family and friends and later in life was an avid biker, making many treks from Monroe to LaCrosse to visit family. The week on Big Arbor Vitae Lake every year with family, the Deiningers and Vances was also a favorite event and a place that created many memories.
Bill was a devoted husband and wonderful and caring father, but he was best at being a Grandpa. His grandchildren were his pride and joy and he never missed an opportunity to spend time with them. Many special moments were spent at the lake, watching games, and relaxing on the porch.
Bill was a patient and caring husband, father, grandfather and friend and will be greatly missed.
Private services were held at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Monroe, with Rev. Todd Hackman officiating. Shriner-Hager-Gohlke funeral home is serving the family.
The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Bill Hubbard Memorial Fund and forward to 2111 12th Street, Monroe, WI 53566.
Richard “Dick” Atkinson
age 75, of Monroe, died on Friday, February 19, 2021 at his home. He was born on October 7, 1945 in Monroe, the son of Robert and Madeline (Loeffel) Atkinson. Dick was a graduate of Albany High School in 1963 and MATC.
Dick married Joy Widuch in Madison in 1966; later, Dick and Debra Blum were united in marriage on June 24, 1989 in Madison.
Dick was employed with the Park and Rec department for the City of Madison, and most of his time spent taking care of the golf courses. He enjoyed bowling, hunting, watching his daughter, nieces and nephews sporting events, watching the U.W. Badgers. He loved his dog, Pappe; and his cats, especially, Sweet Potato. Dick and his neighbors enjoyed driving their UTV’s together. He was fond of sitting on his porch and watching the wildlife in his backyard.
He is survived by his wife, Debra Atkinson of Monroe, children: Wendy (Dick) Geiger of Madison, Jamie Atkinson of Los Angeles, CA; grandson, Wesley; brother, Dennis (Elizabeth) Atkinson of Albany; sisters, Gail (Eugene) Briggs of Albany and Janet (Rick) Flood of Brooklyn; father-in-law, Darold Blum.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son Timothy Atkinson, and mother-in-law, Kathleen Blum.
Visitation will be Saturday, March 6, 2021 from 10:00 am till 12:00 noon, at the SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE funeral home in Monroe.
Per Dick’s wishes there will be no funeral service.
Dennis Lynn Figi
age 65, of Monroe, passed away peacefully at his home on February 26, 2021 after battling amyloidosis and cancer for more than ten years. He was born on October 3, 1955 in Monroe, the son of Dewayne and Ida Marie (Larson) Figi. He lived his entire life on the farm that his great-grandfather purchased in 1900, and graduated from Monroe High School in 1973. Dennis married Debbie A. Kleckner on July 18, 2011 in Monroe, after having been together since 1981.
Dennis always worked on the family farm, but he also had many other jobs over the years, including selling seed for Federal and Janesville Brick and Tile. He was a member of The Loyal Order of Moose, the Darlington Saddle Club, and the Blackhawk Saddle Club. He enjoyed traveling, gardening, deer hunting, and he was a Green Bay Packer fan. Over the last decade, he took pride in making apple cider every fall, using apple harvested from the farm, and sharing the experience with a growing number of family and friends.
He is survived by his wife Debbie of Monroe; sons: Brian (Milissa) Hawthorn of Colorado Springs, CO and Chad (Christy) Hawthorn of Yorkville, IL; grandchildren: Clayton Hawthorn and Brittany (Nick) Epperhart; siblings: Matt Figi, Pete (Annie) Figi and Alice (Jerry) Brooks, all of Monroe; sister-in-law, Donna (Dick Nelson) Flynn of Plano, IL; plus, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings: Tom and Cynthia Figi; parents-in-law: Kenneth Kleckner, Mary Ann Kleckner-Matthews, and Chet Matthews; sister-in-law, Julie Marks; special friend, Harry Olson.
Graveside services will be held at a later date in Greenwood Cemetery.
Joel Edward Blum
58, passed away unexpectedly March 3, 2021 at his Monroe home.
He was born on March 30, 1962 at St. Clare Hospital in Monroe, the second of three sons to William F. and Pauline (Krueger) Blum. Joel grew up on the Blum Family Farm, just outside of Monroe. He graduated in 1980 from Monroe High School, attended UW-Platteville, then swiftly joined the workforce, to which he devoted his life's energy.
Joel was a tinkerer, delighting in all things mechanical, including cars, machinery, house projects, and gadgets. His work was his pride and joy, and he was employed by area factories taking care of the machinery that made cheese, feed and plastic cups. His many years as a route driver with Schwan's Foods was a fond memory. Joel always offered a helping hand, an understanding ear, and a snappy joke.
He is survived by his mother, Pauline of Monroe; daughter Heidi and her fiancé, Drew Griffin of Chicago; brother and sister-in-law, Peter and Erin Blum of Monroe; uncle and aunt, Dave and Mary Blum of Monroe; as well as many nephews, nieces and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father William in 2019, and his brother Alan in 2018.
Memorial Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home, with Msgr. Larry Bakke as celebrant. Burial will follow service in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. The family asks that everyone attending respect Covid restrictions; please wear a mask and maintain social distance.
Bonnie Christine Campbell
65 passed away unexpectedly March 6th, 2021: Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Mom, Grandma, Friend
One can never express a life with words…
Where she worked, and what she enjoyed is minuscule to what she gave. No amount of money or possessions could fulfill her life. But family always did. From her great grandparents, grandparents, mother, father, stepfather, to her many siblings and all their children. Everyone made her life great. Her children Amy, Eric and Ryan were her greatest accomplishments. Amy made her proud with her first grandchildren and every day with her hard work and patience trying to make life the best. Eric is her chef and brought even more joy and laughter with his children. Ryan is the unpredictable one, always here and always there, always when she needed it. Her grandchildren Cady, Kaleb, Noah, Spencer and Myka were her dreams come true. And recently her special unicorn loving pal Molly.
She had a large and diverse family full of siblings and cousins galore. The happiness of memories she had never stopped. Each sibling had a great impact on her molding her into grace. She loved every minute spent with them. Most recently the girls would have breakfast, and chat, that was the highlight of her month. She may have not liked cars much, but she loved going to car shows her brothers went to and seeing them have fun. Sometimes just putting puzzles together with her nieces, or board games at Christmas. Or just going to someone’s house to watch a movie. The little things that we all take for granted. She absolutely adored her aunt Charlene and (Late) Uncle Sid, but then of course we all do. She’d help whenever she could. And would seek help whenever needed. Never afraid and never ashamed. Receiving a smile from someone was always worth her troubles. Facebook games were her addiction, caused by her son Ryan when he needed some teammates, he will always regret that!
Then there’s those moments we all know. Those we always regret. We should have done this or that. Or just said Hi! Hung out or had dinner. Because there’s always tomorrow. Her only regret was she couldn’t be with all of us, All the time. For her, Let’s make tomorrow, today. Write a letter. Call or give a hug, to anyone and everyone because in this time we all need a little bit of unexpected love. Live your life the way you need to be happy, because in the end you can be proud. She devoted her entire career and life to Swiss Colony for 40+ years. Her dedication and ethics were astonishing.
She said not two weeks ago, after recently retiring that “I think I did well, after all that work and time, I ended up ok, and I can relax and have fun now”.
She was our unicorn, roaming free, pure, innocent, always positive, a healer, hopeful, joyful, and full of pride. With a magical touch to make everything better. Bonnie was not just a person on the street, to us she was a part of us. So, a life explained with a few words isn’t justice or great. But the lessons she taught us all shall hopefully live on forever. For us to share with others. To make life a better place. If she could tell us what to do in this difficult time, she would say.
Live, laugh, Love. - Smile, no matter what! - There’s always room for dessert! The Birds and Flowers are worth the Patience. - Work hard and just live life. Hug whenever you can. - Say I love you, even if it sucks. - Cry when you must. Dance... badly! and Sing... loudly!
I hope you can all feel one drop of her being, so she lives on forever. And next time it rains dance in it.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her Mother and Stepfather, Wanda and Lee Lewis, her Father Clarence, brother Curtis, infant sister Barbara, brother Kelvin, brother Russell, and brother Steve Lewis.
Bonnie is survived by her family, Mike (Bev) Campbell, Kenneth (Brenda) Campbell, Melanie Johnson, Jeff (Sharon) Lewis, Deb (Ed) Heim, Cheryl (John) Yeager, Andy Lewis, Chris (Robin) Lewis, Clarence "Stevie" Campbell, Dan (Rhonda) Lewis, Cheryl Davis, one surviving aunt Charlene (late Sid) Eddy, daughter Amy Nelson, son Eric (Heidi) Rufer, son Ryan Rufer, cherished grandchildren, Cady and Kaleb Nelson, and Noah, Spencer and Myka Rufer, countless nieces and nephews, and lifelong friends.
May we smile until we cry, And laugh until it hurts, Make dark skies uprise, And may rainbows burst, Love is all that matters, and all that matters is Love
Public Visitation will be held on Monday March 15, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home from 4:00-7:00 PM, in honor of Bonnie, feel free to wear purple. For those who wish to send floral arrangements, Bonnie requested “an abundance of calla lilies”.
A Private Family Service will be held, followed by burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
Webcast for Bonnie Campbell will be available at 11AM on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at the link below.
Daniel Lee Holland
age 65, of Monroe passed away on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at his home. He was born the son of Joseph and Joan (Blair) Holland on January 18, 1956 in Monroe. He was a graduate of Dodgeville High School.
Dan was a Certified Cheesemaker at Wisconsin Cheese Group; he later worked in the maintenance department at Pleasant View Nursing Home. His passion in life was music, he played the drums and guitar; his very first gig was on the court house steps in Dodgeville. He played guitar weekly for the residents at Pleasant View; and spent time playing music every week with his best friend, Ronnie Pattinson. Dan enjoyed live music and had attended at least 100 concerts.
Dan was an honest man who lived simply and was always true to himself; he will be remembered for having a great sense of humor and leaving behind many great stories. He was a proud grandfather and adored all of his grandchildren. He especially enjoyed spending time with his friends and family.
Dan is survived by his mother, Joan Davies; sons, Christopher (Aziza) Holland and Stephen (Veronica) Holland, Sr.; grandchildren, Quinten, Kamari, Kaloni, Stephen, Jr., Anthony, and Alena; siblings, Tim (Carol) Holland, Kathy Ottow, David (Pam) Davies, and Evan Davies; as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph; step-father, Bill Davies; maternal grandmother, Helen Penhallegon, and very special aunt, Elaine Benedict.
Memorial Services will be held at 11AM on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Ronnie Pattinson officiating.
Visitation will be held from 10AM until the time of service on Thursday, at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Truman Cemetery in Dodgeville, at a later date.
Following the service, a Celebration of Life will be held at Dan’s house, 1907 12th St. Monroe.
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William “Billy” LaVerne Stauffer
age 89, died Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. He was born the son of John and Bertha (Peterson) Stauffer on January 14, 1932 at the old Deaconess Hospital in Monroe. Billy attended Porter School and he was a graduate of South Wayne High School in 1950. William was united in marriage to Joyce Eastman on July 26, 1952 in South Wayne. He grew up on a farm outside of South Wayne.
In high school William was quite an athlete, having played baseball, basketball, and football. He later played for the American Legion Baseball team and Home Talent League-baseball. He was a fan of the Chicago White Sox and almost all sports; he also enjoyed woodworking and made many lawn decorations and shelves. Billy loved to decorate for Christmas with numerous lights. He was a great joke teller and also loved to play cards.
Bill is survived by his wife of 68 years, Joyce; children, Nikki Larson of Gratiot, Lori Wienkes of Mt. Horeb, Lonnie (Sherry) Stauffer of South Wayne; Traci (Michael E.) Pickett of Monroe; and Kelli (Douglas) Williams of Ridott, IL; grandchildren, Josh (Rachael) Larson, Jason (Jessica) Larson, Shelley (Tracey) Gentry, Brad (Sara) Kaster, Scott (DeNelle) Kaster, Savanna (Andy) Heindl, Jenny (Brian) Truman, Stacy (Darrick) Kreul, Jessica (Chris) Dougherty, Tim (Erin) Stauffer, Troy Stauffer, Shannon (Adam) Hawkinson, Ryan Pickett, Logan Stukenberg, Nicholas Williams, Amanda Williams, Micki Williams Lobdell, and Misti Schweertman; great-grandchildren, Ashly, Andrea, Corey, Sutter, Josie, Cash, Malia, Avin, Holden, Porter, Barret, Brooklyn, Kate, Julia, Jayde, and Cole, Linda Niesman, Eli and Kali Schweertman; sister, Dorothy Holloway of Monroe; sisters-in-law, Barb Stofflet of Boscobel and Joyce K. Stauffer of Browntown; brothers-in-law, Roger (Vicky) Jackson of Browntown and Everett Eastman of Lake Jackson, TX; son-in-law, Dean Kaster.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Cindi Kaster; grandsons, Cory and Casey Stukenberg; siblings, Yvonne Jackson, Bob and LaVerne Stauffer; sons-in-law, Charles Larson and Keith Stukenberg; brother-in-law, Merrill Holloway; and sister-in-law, Jeanette Eastman.
Funeral Services will be held at 12PM NOON on Monday, March 15, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will follow service in Union Cemetery in South Wayne.
Visitation will be held on Monday from 10AM until the time of service, at the funeral home.
Jon Ladd Wagner
of Monroe passed away on March 8, 2021 at Maplewood of Sauk Prairie in Sauk City, Wisconsin with family at his side. He was born on September 22, 1944 in Monroe to John L. and Grace E. (Rear) Wagner. After graduating from Monroe High School in 1962, Jon served in the United States Marine Corp from August 13,1962 to October 17,1966 stationed in Okinawa, Japan and stateside. Following military service he became a golf professional and was Assistant Pro at North Shore Golf Club in Menasha, Wisconsin. Jon was developer and owner of The Depot bar and restaurant in Monroe prior to establishing his computer servicing business.
He is survived by his brother Greg Wagner (Fred Muci) of Madison, sister Chris (Tom) Simonson of Surprise, AZ, nephew Charles Wagner (Leila Furbringer) of Bern, Switzerland, nieces Kari Dierckman (John) Sokol of Sammamish, WA, and Elise Wagner (Pedro Fernandez) of Houston, TX. Jon was preceded in death by his parents and a niece Jill Dierckman. Jon was an independent spirit, golf lover, and caring friend.
SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home provided cremation services. As Jon desired, there will be no funeral service. Memorials are suggested in Jon’s name to Monroe Clinic Hospice Program.
Catherine M. Boss
age 78 of Albany, died Thursday, March 11, 2021 at Monroe Clinic Hospital. She was born on September 30, 1942 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the daughter of Omer and Harriet (McKnight) Peevyhouse. She graduated from South Wayne High School. Catherine married Victor W. Boss on February 24, 1963 in Monroe.
Catherine was employed with Ogden Manufacturing in Albany for many years and was a volunteer for the Albany Thrift Store. She loved to read and enjoyed gardening, crocheting and being a grandma.
She is survived by her children: Richard (Cherie) Boss of Albany and Sharon (Jeff) Nelson of Raleigh, NC; grandchildren: Owen and Gabrielle Boss, Caleb and Carter Nelson; and sister, Diane (Earl) Rogers, of Nora, IL.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Victor; daughter, Teresa Boss and brother, Roy.
Private graveside services were held at Hillcrest cemetery in Albany.
Phillip “Skinny” Lean
age 64, of Monticello passed away on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at The Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born the son of Oscar and Dorothy (Eveland) Lean on October 12, 1956 in Monroe. He was a graduate of Monticello High School.
Skinny worked for Electronic Theatre Controls in Mazomanie for many years as a mechanical assembler. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved fishing and hunting for artifacts, morel mushrooms, frogs, snapping turtles, and many other items that crossed his path. He also enjoyed watching the Packers, and will be remembered as a great story teller. Skinny was a loving and caring man who was a friend to all those he met.
Skinny is survived by the love of his life, Kelly Lyne; children, Kimberly Sweeney and Nicholas (Kalynn) Sweeney; grandchildren, Matthew Hagen and Andrew Sweeney; sister, Donna MacNaughton; brother, Oscar (Denise) Lean; as well as many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Ilene Bandi.
A Celebration of Skinny’s Life will be held from 3:00-7:00PM on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at the Apparitions MC Clubhouse, N6371 Holstein Prairie Rd. Monticello, WI.
age 77 of Monroe, died on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family. Joy was born on October 11, 1943 in Monroe to Everett and Lillian (Berg) Wild. She graduated from Monroe High School in 1961 and married Robert Johnson that same year. She had five sons they raised in Monroe and New Glarus. Joy married Ole Hanson in 1991 and they lived in New Glarus, Madison and Monroe during their 23-year marriage. Joy worked most of her adult life as a Medical Assistant in the St. Clare Hospital Emergency Room, the Monroe Clinic and Group Health in Madison. After retiring, Joy and Ole moved to Monroe. She enjoyed re-connecting with her classmates. After Ole died in 2015, she found a best friend in Nate Farmer. She considered Nate a blessing from God. The family is extremely grateful for Nate’s love and care for her.
Joy volunteered as a Cub Scout den mother, field trip escort, delivering Meals on Wheels and working with the Monroe Garden Club. She served in multiple churches throughout her life as a Sunday School Teacher, meal server, capital campaigns, and council leadership.
Joy loved reading, gardening, country music, garage sales, QVC and dancing. Her favorite activity was planning house re-model projects and decorating. She had great home making skills and made you feel at home.
Joy was widely known as a loving, caring, kind and positive person of strong faith, who daily practiced and shared her spiritual fruits. That love was most evident in her dedication to family; her favorite annual event was the Wild Family reunion. Her self-described, greatest accomplishment and pride and joy were her five sons. She encouraged everyone she interacted with. God called her home after she fulfilled her life purpose of sharing His Love. She is survived by five sons: Jamie (Jean) Johnson of Hudson, WI, Dan (Shelley) Johnson of Marshfield, WI, Randy (Teri) Johnson of Lawson, MO, Michael (Linda) Johnson of Roy, WA, Rob (Lyn) Johnson of Eagan, MN; sister, Vicki (Ralph) Klassy of N. Fond du Lac; brother, Dave (Sue) Wild of Monticello; 11 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins, many friends, and her beloved dog, Lucky.
Memorials are preferred to St. John’s United Church of Christ in Monroe. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, June 25, 2021 at St. John’s United Church of Christ, with Reverend Todd Hackman officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. A visitation will be held Friday from 10:00 am until the time of service, at the church.
Ivan J. Seffrood
age 70, of South Wayne was called home to his Lord and Savior on Friday, March 19, 2021 at his home, surrounded by family. He was born on May 9, 1950 in Monroe, the son of Earl and Alice (Clarke) Seffrood. He attended Porter Grade School and South Wayne High School. Ivan and Dorothy A. Russell were united in marriage on November 7, 1970 at Gratiot United Methodist Church.
Ivan was a longtime farmer in the South Wayne area; he also worked at Monroe Redi-Mix, currently known as Flynn Redi Mix, he also owned and operated IDS Trucking, he drove truck for SSS Farms and later worked at Triangle Truck.
Ivan loved the outdoors; he was an avid fisher and hunter. Family was of the utmost importance to Ivan, and he had a strong bond with his brothers. He enjoyed playing cards with his brothers and friends, as well as watching the Packers, Brewers, NASCAR and stockcar racing. Ivan thoroughly enjoyed attending tractor pulls and local races, he never missed a Friday night race in Darlington. He was an avid country music fan, and attended numerous concerts with Dorothy. Ivan was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in South Wayne.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Dorothy Seffrood; children, Beverly (Scott) Foley of Browntown and Chad Seffrood of Mesa, AZ; grandson, Joshua Foley; siblings, Wesley (Rose) Seffrood, Mert (Calvin) Melland, Emil (Shirley) Seffrood, Ed (Shirley) Seffrood and Gary (Linda) Seffrood; sisters-in-law, Carol and Pat Seffrood; and many loving nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; mother-in-law, Kathleen Russell; infant son, Theodore James Seffrood; brothers, LeRoy & Elton; and infant grandson, Noah Lee Foley.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will follow service in Union Cemetery in South Wayne.
Visitation will be held on Thursday from 10:00 AM until the time of service, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Ivan’s memory.
Betty Jane Pettengell
age 91, formerly of Mineral Point passed away quietly on Monday, March 22, 2021 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. Betty was born Betty Jane Golz on September 3, 1929 in Milwaukee.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Vern and Hildegard (Mueller) Golz; husband, Harold “Red” Pettengell; her two sons, Richard and Donald Colburn; and her brother, Vern Golz.
Betty is survived by her 4 daughters, Patricia Colburn, Green Valley, AZ, Penny (Richard Smith) McGuire, Rockford, IL, Mary Lynn (Dan Darrow) Pettengell, Mineral Point, and Terrie (Thomas) Disch, Brodhead; 9 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and brother, Wayne (Lori) Golz.
Betty was an avid golfer and bowler, and participated in leagues for many years. She loved to travel; more recently she enjoyed her old westerns, reading her mysteries, doing her puzzles, and taking long drives.
Private family services will be held. The family would like to give special thanks to LauAnn Harmel and all the staff at Collinwood Memory Care for their kind and compassionate care of their mother.
Cody James Martin
age 27, of Monroe passed away on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. He was born the son of Calvin and Tammy (Yell) Martin, Sr. on October 3, 1993 in Madison. Cody was a 2012 graduate of Juda High School. After high school Cody joined the Army National Guard, where he proudly served and volunteered his time, and also learned to weld.
Cody was currently working for Schultz’s Inter-State Ag Service. He enjoyed being a part of several league activities including: sand volleyball, softball, pool, and steel darts. He also liked to hunt and fish. Cody especially enjoyed being with friends and family.
He will be dearly remembered for his big heart, hugs, and his “I love you’s”; as well as, his willingness to drop everything to be there for those he cared about. Cody also had a great sense of humor, and was always cracking jokes; he took fun-filled joy in “roasting” people.
Cody is survived by his significant other, Maryn Walters and their daughter, Penelope; parents, Tammy (Charlie) Worm and Calvin Martin, Sr.; siblings, Candace (Jeremie) Klaas, Calvin (Abigail) Martin, Jr., and Celine (Jason) Andes; nieces and nephews, Kalan, Brooklyn, Beau, Espn, Conrad, Sterling, Gideon, and one more expected in June; paternal grandmother, Dorothy Martin; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives, and numerous friends.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Michael Yell and Esta Bell; paternal grandfather, Larry Martin; and uncles, Michael Yell and James Martin, in infancy.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER GOHKLE Funeral Home with Pastor Glenn Andes officiating. Burial will take place following the service in Saucerman Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Monday, April 5, 2021 from 5:00-8:00 PM at the funeral home.
A Celebration of Cody’s life will also be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family, to be help in the support of Maryn and Penelope.
Cody's service will also be live streamed on Tuesday at 11AM at the link below:
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age 81 of Monroe, died Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Azura Memory Care. She was born on April 16, 1939 in Milford, Illinois, the daughter of Russell and Gladys (Callahan) Schuringa. She attended McHenry, IL school systems.
Joanne married Robert H. Kegebein Sr. on March 2, 1968 in Crystal Lake, Illinois. She farmed with her husband and loved to bake; having her own business making wedding cakes. She was a member of Monroe Bible Church.
Joanne was a social butterfly and enjoyed spending time with family and friends; she also enjoyed gardening and crafts.
She is survived by her children: Richard (Mary) Rehberg of Green Bay, Ronald (Kathy) Rehberg of Grand Junction, CO, Robert (Jackie) Kegebein, Jr. of Onalaska, Lori (Rob) Rehberg-Suda of Janesville, Jodi Kegebein, Sandra Kegebein, and Patricia Kegebein, all of Monroe; 12 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; brother, Charles (Sue) Schuringa of Monroe; sisters: Janet (Wayne) Frantz of McHenry, IL, Carol Toussaint of Johnsberg, IL, Sheila (Doug) McDougall of McHenry, IL, Shirley (Brent) McDougall of Fulton, KS, and Valerie (Chuck) Jacques of Fox River Grove, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, Edward Schuringa, and sister, Mildred Kulin.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, April 12, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Dan Krahenbuhl officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. A visitation will be held from 10:00 am until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Joanne’s name, made to: Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin.
For those unable to attend but still wish to view the service for Joanne, the webcast will take place on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the link below.
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