Shriner - Hager - Gohlke Funeral Home
Doreen J. Zeien
age 87, of Madison, died on Monday, March 13, 2017 at Edgerton Care Center in Edgerton. She was born on December 25, 1929, in Weaver, IA; the daughter of Charles and Lucille (Brinkman) Persinger.
Doreen and Donald Zeien were married on September 27, 1947 in Marengo, IL.
Doreen loved gardening and taking care of her flowers, but her biggest joy was taking care of her grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, John (Linda) Zeien of Deer Lick, MN; William Zeien of Sugar Grove, IL; Randall (Billie) Zeien of Cobb, WI; Larry (Rhonda) Zeien of Geneseo, IL; Tina (Dave) Okada of Cambridge, WI; 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Bob Persinger, nieces, nephews and other friends.
She is predeceased by her parents, husband, Donald; brothers, Charles and Bill; sister, Fern, granddaughter, Brenda Zeien and daughter-in-law, Allison Zeien.
Funeral services will be Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr., in Monroe, WI, at 10:30 a.m., with Monsignor Larry Bakke celebrant. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Monroe.
Visitation will be Saturday, March 18th, from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Agrace Hospice.
Charlene A. Schwartzlow
age 60, of rural Monticello, died on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. She was born on December 20, 1956 in Monroe, the daughter of Charles and Juanita (Walker) Richardson. Charlene was a 1975 graduate of Albany High School.
Charlene and Gregory Schwartzlow were united in marriage on November 15, 1975 in Albany, Wisconsin.
She was a farm wife who enjoyed farming with her husband and was also employed at Ogden Manufacturing Company in Albany. She enjoyed cooking, traveling, riding motorcycle, bowling, playing cards, but her most precious joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Greg of rural Monticello, children: Danial (Julie) Schwartzlow, Tim (Carolyn) Schwartzlow both of Monticello, Nicki Schwartzlow of Brodhead, grandchildren, Casey, Ian, Derek, Hunter and Jaxon; brother, Randy (Pamela) Richardson of Albany, half-brother, Lloyd Richardson of Loves Park, IL; half-sister, Julianne (James) Binstock of AZ; numerous nieces and nephews, many friends, and lifelong friendships.
She is predeceased by her parents, mother in-law and father-in-law, Charlotte and John Schwartzlow.
Memorial services will be Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 12:00 noon at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE Funeral Home in Monroe, with Pastor Mary Gafner officiating.
Visitation will be Thursday, March 23rd from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 noon at the funeral home.
A memorial fund is being established in Charlene’s memory.
Daniel C. Dalton
age 59, of Monroe, died on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Agrace Hospice Care in Fitchburg after suddenly being diagnosed with cancer. He was born on January 10, 1958, in Prairie Du Chien, WI; a few minutes before his twin brother, Dennis, the son of Robert and Norine (Barney) Dalton.
Dan stayed a short time in Prairie Du Chien, WI; before moving to Cassville, WI. By the time he was ready to start his education, his family had moved to Monroe where he attended Monroe Schools, graduating from Monroe High School.
Dan’s love of Monroe and it’s people were enriched with his employment at the Dairy Queen, Colony Brands mailroom, and his more than 40 years at the Jail House tending bar and talking to customers.
Anyone that knew Dan realized his love for the Green Bay Packers and the Wisconsin Badgers. He was thrilled to have gone to the enshrinement ceremony at Canton, OH last summer for Brett Favre and to experience it with family members like so many other special occasions over the years.
Dan had a love for dogs, in addition, he collected dog and owl figurines.
He is survived by his siblings, Carolyn (Al) Thomann of Fort Atkinson, WI; Dennis Dalton of Orlando, FL; Edward (Tracy) Dalton of Hoffman Estates, IL; Terry (Sharon) Dalton of Akron, OH; Eugene (Kathleen) Dalton of Georgetown, TX; nephews, Rodger Thomann of Fort Atkinson, Aaron Dalton of Boise, ID; Tim (Wendy) Dalton of Collierville, TN; Pat (Kathi) Dalton of Windsor, CA; Michael (Dana) Dalton of Columbus, OH; Garrett Dalton (Fiance’, Natalie Polinski) of Schaumburg, IL; Nieces, Abby (Derek) McCoy of Windsor, WI; Teresa Dalton of Akron, OH; Kalli and Mollie Dalton of Hoffman Estates, IL.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, March 25, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Clare of Asissi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church in Monroe, with Monsignor Larry Bakke celebrant. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday, March 24th, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr., in Monroe, and from 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass at the Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Green County Humane Society or remembrance of your choice.
Kenneth C Zeitler, Sr.
age 92, of Monroe, died on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Ken was born March 31, 1924 on the home farm in Coleman, WI to Arthur & Esther Zeitler. He was the third child in a family of ten siblings. He attended country school and disliked wearing school required knickers. During his schooling and church activities, the local congregation determined they would fund his education at the Lutheran Seminary in Watertown, WI. He attended for one year and returned home to graduate from High School in Coleman, WI.
Ken served in the US Army during WWII from 1942-1945 as part of the 602nd Engineering Battalion and was in five major land battles while in the European Theatre of Operations.
He met his wife Thora (Augustine) at a Halloween Party he attended with his brothers. They eloped to marry in Wichita, KS on October 30, 1948. They resided there briefly and returned to Coleman, WI, later moving to Kiel and Seymour, WI settling in Monroe. While in Seymour Ken was a community leader serving as President of the Seymour School Board, as well as carrying out the duties of President of the local Kiwanis Club. He was instrumental in developing and implementing the beginnings of the fertilizer and chemical application for the agricultural community while he managed the Seymour Co-op. He also partnered in the Krueger-Zeitler Broiler Farm and Fund Ways Ventures. Ken purchased the local Roller Mills in Monroe, WI in 1966, changing the name to Ken’s Agri-Services, Inc. He then acquired the Monroe Chickeries. His passion was serving the agricultural community in various capacities for the last 50 years. He was a member, of Grace Lutheran Church, formerly served as president of the Church Council and taught Sunday School, with his wife Thora. Ken served the area with various financial services through Primerica. Ken was a Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2312 in Monroe, WI.
He is survived by his wife Thora, sons Ken S, and Chuck (Gail) Zeitler. Daughters Carol (Larry) Ruch, Nancy (Terry) Larson, Ann (Steve) Halverson, and daughter-in-law Joan Zeitler, as well as eleven grandchildren: Nicholas and Zachary Ruch, Jason and Jennifer Zeitler, Laura (Zeitler) Hibbard, Amanda, Kristen and Kyle Larson, Isaac, Madeline and Elizabeth Halverson and 5 great grandchildren.
Ken was predeceased in death by his son, Kenneth (Bud) Zeitler, Jr, Parents Arthur and Esther Zeitler, and 7 brothers.
Funeral services will be Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor John Tabaka officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel-Hawthorne Cemetery, with Military Rites.
Visitation will be Saturday, March 25th, from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 at the church.
Arthur F. “Bud” McGinty
age 72, of Brodhead, died on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at his home. He was born on July 15, 1944 in Muncie, IN, the son of William and Mernice (Valentine) McGinty. Arthur and Susan Brandenburg were united in marriage on January 30, 1965, in Chicago, IL.
He graduated from Proviso E. High School in Mayward, IL.
He owned and operated Southtown Hardware and Variety Store from 1973 – 1995; he then worked for Daniels Sentry in Janesville from 1995 until retiring in 2013.
Arthur was a member of the Brodhead Volunteer Fire Department, Brodhead Lyons Club, Brodhead Chamber of Commerce and enjoyed old western movies.
He is survived by his children: Dan (Terri) McGinty of Janesville, Deborah (David) Schenk of Monroe, Dennis (Ann) McGinty of Oregon, Derek McGinty of Brodhead; 9 grandchildren and 1 great grandson; brothers, Mike McGinty of Kenosha, Patrick McGinty of Brodhead; sisters, Marcia Tedford of Momence, IL; Bridget McGinty of Huntley, IL; and Katheryn Stoneburg of Gurney, IL.
He was predeceased by his parents, sisters, Alice McGinty and Sheila Ray.
Funeral services will be Monday, March 27, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the EVERSON FUNERAL HOME in Brodhead with Rev. Kathleen Rinear officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Brodhead.
Visitation will be Sunday, March 26th, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Everson funeral home, Brodhead.
Richard J. Fandrick
age 63, of rural Monroe, died on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Pleasant View Nursing Home, with his loved ones by his side. He was born on June 13, 1953 in Chicago, IL; the son of Frank and Caroline (Hartwig) Fandrick.
Richard was a graduate of Monroe High School.
Richard farmed his entire life in Clarno Township.
He enjoyed bowling, and was an avid Green Bay Packer and Chicago Cubs Fan.
He is survived by his mother, Caroline Fandrick, sister, Judy (Tom) Cox, sister-in-law, Janice Fandrick; nieces, Sara (Chad) Anderson, Debbie (Keith) Dennis, Jessica Fandrick, nephew, Ricky Fandrick; great-nieces and nephews, Danny and Meghan McGee, Taylor Anderson, Ivy and Finn Dennis; and many special cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Frank F., brother, Frank M., sister, Madge York, and brother-in-law, Dan York.
The family would like to thank Dr. Gaines Richardson of the Monroe Clinic Hospital and his nurse Jodie.
They also would like to thank the wonderful, caring staff at Pleasant View Nursing Home.
Richard had many amazing cousins and friends who were very helpful during his time of need, and we appreciate all of you.
Memorial services will be Friday, April 7, 2017 at 12:00 noon at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE Funeral Home in Monroe, with Pastor Inwah Shon, from Clarno Zion United Methodist Church officiating.
Visitation will be April 7th from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 noon at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Richard’s memory.
Joyce Elaine (Bechtolt) Andrews Dunlavey
85, of Elma, IA, formerly of Monroe passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Colonial Manor of Elma. Joyce was born on August 16, 1931 to Earl and Freda (Wenger) Bechtolt in Monroe. She married her first love James Andrews on June 4, 1953 in Argyle, after his passing in 1968 she later married Joseph Dunlavey, Sr. on March 25, 1973 in Orangeville.
Joyce was a graduate of Monroe High School and was a licensed CNA having worked at St. Clare Hospital in Monroe for several years. She was a member of Laurel Street Community Church in Freeport. Joyce enjoyed crocheting, camping, spending time with family, races, and playing cards.
She is survived by her children, Ervin (Rhonda) Andrews, Elaine (Kevin) Andrews, and Pam (David) Krahmer; step-children, Joseph (Joanne) Dunlavey, Jr., Michael (Martha) Dunlavey, Patrick (Pam) Dunlavey, Gary Dunlavey, and Colleen (Scott) Youtzy; as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Paul (Wanda) Bechtolt and David Bechtolt.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, James Andrews and Joseph Dunlavey; daughter, Karen Davis, infant daughter, Freda Mae; brother, Daniel Bechtolt; and two grandchildren
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Dennis Jarrard officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
The family would like to thank all those who helped care for Joyce during her journey home to heaven; and a very special thank you to Hospice of Cresco, IA for their compassionate care.
Daniel A. Gobeli
age 57, of rural Browntown, died on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at U.W. Hospital Madison. He was born on January 16, 1960 in Monroe, the son of Theodore and Myra (Olson) Gobeli. He was a Monroe High School graduate.
Daniel and Lisa Hermanson were united in marriage on August 30, 1997 in Monroe.
Dan was employed as a Layout Technician at the MPG Foundry in Browntown for nearly 40 years.
He was a past member of Peace Church of Christ in Browntown. He enjoyed fishing, hunting morel mushrooms, known as a hard worker, having worked until a week before he died.
Dan was an avid Packers fan, never missing a game.
He was a simple man, who loved his family and put them first every day.
He is survived by his wife, Lisa, of Browntown, mother, Myra Gobeli, children: Audra Marie Gobeli, Logan Lee Hermanson, Collin Allen Gobeli, Jordan Dale Hermanson, Derek Etienne Gobeli, and Megan Danielle Gobeli; 7 grandchildren: Trevor, Andres, Angelina, Chasidy, Treston, Peyton, and Xxander; siblings, Randy (Theresa) Gobeli, Ronnie (Vickie) Gobeli, Richard (Gerry) Gobeli, Jerry (Ernie) Gobeli, Dave (Lori) Gobeli, Wendy (Frank) Warner, Marty (Bonnie) Gobeli, Vicki (Joe) Pizzolato.
He is predeceased by his dad, Theodore, nephews, Corey Becker and Zach Gobeli.
Celebration of Life visitation will be Tuesday, April 11th from 11:00 A.M. until time of service at 1:00 P.M. at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE FUNERAL HOME 1455 Mansion Dr., and 18th Ave., in Monroe.
Danielle Elizabeth (Gehrke) Ripp
age 32, of Janesville, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Thursday, April 6, 2017. She was born on March 28, 1985 to Allan Gehrke and Lisa (Heinecke) Dean in Milwaukee.
She was a 2004 graduate of Parkview High School in Orfordville. Danielle was known as a very hard worker, she was currently employed at URT in Janesville.
Her sons were the most important thing in her life and they meant the world to her.
Danielle is survived by her three sons, Keston, Cadeyrn, and Colton; her parents, Lisa (Chuck) Dean and Allan Gehrke; siblings, Jonathan (Jessica), Kersten (Dakota), Jesse (Michelle), Nicole, and Dustin; nieces and nephews, Taven, Jayli, Jersey, Xia, a nephew expected in August, and Maddy; paternal grandfather, Raymond Gehrke; and the father of her oldest son, Schuyler; as well as many aunts, uncles, other relatives, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, George and Betty Heinecke; maternal grandmother, Lucille Gehrke; and an infant son, Arien.
A Memorial Service will be held at 4:00pm on Friday, April 14, 2017 at the SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 1:00pm until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established for her three sons.
Louise A. Spring
passed into eternity on April 7, 2017 at her home in Albany, WI. She was born in Spring Valley Township in Rock County to Louis and Teresa (Teale) Nipple on July 8, 1935.
She began her elementary education in Brodhead and then attended one room schools at Searles and Peebles rural schools. She graduated from Albany High School in 1953 and then furthered her education at Green County Normal, studying elementary education. In 1955 she began her teaching career at Fairview School in Mt. Pleasant Township. After four years at Fairview, she then taught three more years at Attica before moving into the Albany School system where she taught 2nd grade for one year and kindergarten for 27 years, before retiring. While teaching she furthered her education through summer school and night school and received her B.A. from UW Platteville in 1962.
She married Glen A. Spring in Brodhead in 1954 and they enjoyed 62 years of sharing each other. While all this was happening she always found time to volunteer. She was one of the people who helped establish the Village of Albany Housing Authority and for 50 years was involved in the everyday management. She also delivered “Meals on Wheels” and volunteered many hours helping at the Library with summer reading programs. After all this she always managed to send a card to anyone who needed a lift or to celebrate a birthday or anniversary. She was an excellent shopper and always seemed able to find a garage sale or thrift store. She especially enjoyed taking her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren “back to school” or birthday shopping. She loved music and enjoyed dancing to her favorite country music band. She also rode with her husband through many states on the back of their Harley. She also went to Mexico with her husband and other Lions members where she spent 25 plus missions putting eye glasses on those in need.
Upon her retirement, she kept in shape with her morning walks throughout Albany, and it is estimated the she jogged approximately 7,500 miles. While walking she always had a smile and a wave for all those she passed.
After a lifetime of giving, she is leaving behind those she loved most including her husband, Glen; daughter, Jolene (Bryce) Adcock; grandsons, Josh (Tara) Disch, children, Jack and Macy; Justin (Hannah) Disch, children, Karlye, Jordan and Sasha; brother, Dave Nipple; and thousands of friends and acquaintances.
She was predeceased by her parents; and two sons, Jody in 1960 and Joel in 1964.
In lieu of flowers, she requests any memorials go to the Albany Community Scholarship or Albertson Memorial Library.
A time for final goodbyes is scheduled for Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at the Albany Lions Building, with private family interment at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Albany.
Kathleen M. Ostrom
age 69, of Monroe, Wisconsin, formerly of Aurora, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Presence Mercy Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 11, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois.
Kathleen was a graduate of Holy Angels Grade School and West Aurora High School. She was employed at Monroe Clinic for 38 years, and was currently working with the disabled at Greenco Industries. Kathleen was a member of the Catholic Daughters, the St. Vincent DePaul Society and the Disciples of Mercy of St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church in Monroe, Wisconsin, the Apostolate to the Handicapped, the Cursillo in Christianity, and the Big Brothers/Big Sisters.
Survivors include her mother, Lois Wright of Aurora; three brothers, Thomas (Gail) Wright, Jack (Melinda) Wright and Daniel (Laura) Wright all of Aurora; three sisters, Nancy (Kyle) Olexa of Lake Zurich, Linda (Thomas) Kasper of Naperville and Beth (Marty) Lachat of Aurora; twenty four nieces and nephews; twelve great nieces and nephews; numerous cousins and friends; her step-daughter, Sherri (Jerry) Wheeler of Evansville, IN; two granddaughters, Natasha and Ashley; and three great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son, Shawn W. Ostrom in 2016; her father, Robert Wright; and her brother, William Wright.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 11:00 AM at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church, 1416 20th Ave, in Monroe, with Monsignor Larry Bakke celebrant. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 26th, from 4:00 - 7:00 PM at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE funeral home, 1455 Mansion Dr. and 18th Ave. in Monroe, WI.
Ruth M. Kelley
age 84, of Monroe, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on February 25, 1933 in Waukegan, IL, the fourth sibling of five to James and Josephine (Washington) Grashen.
Ruth and Charles Kelley Jr. were united in marriage on January 6, 1958 in Waukegan, IL. Along with raising her children, Ruth also babysat and worked as a crossing guard in North Chicago. Ruth, mother of 7, dedicated to raising her children, her calling was not higher education, but being obedient to the Lord; she made it a point to raise her children to surrender their lives to Jesus Christ. She was a member of the Monroe Bible Church. She is survived by her husband, Charles of Monroe; children: Lynda (Byron) Grassnickle, Michael (Bobbi Jo) Kelley, Ronald Kelley, Timothy Kelley, Teresa Kelley, Darin (Cynde) Kelley and Carla Kelley; 25 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Minnie Grashen; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. She is predeceased by her parents, and grandson, Arien Torey Peterson. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 12:00 noon at the Monroe Bible Church 2613 8th Avenue, in Monroe, WI; with Pastor Dan Krahenbuhl officiating. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Memorial Park in Zion, IL. Visitation will be Friday, April 28th from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 noon at the church.