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John C. Buehler
age 74 of Monroe, died Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born on March 4, 1942 in Monroe, the son of Charles and Erma (Speich) Buehler. He graduated from Monroe High School and Kansas City Airline School. John married Carol A. Hixson on February 8, 1964 in Monroe. John owned and operated Burkhalter / Buehler Travel Agency, retiring in 2000. He enjoyed traveling, cooking, and woodworking. He was also an avid Badger fan.
He is survived by his two sons: Jeff (Donna) Buehler and Tim (Tammy) Buehler, both of Monroe; 5 grandchildren: Lindsey and Abby Buehler, Cyndee (Jeremy) LaFleur, Jon (Rachel) Marti and Chrissy Marti; 4 great grandchildren: Avalyn, Landon, Jonathan Jr., and Devin; a brother, Scott (Mia) Buehler of Hartland, WI; a sister, Judy (Allen) Bauman of Monroe; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, who died last Saturday, June 18.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, with Pastor David Busker officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. A visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.
Gladys May Westgard
age 87, of Monroe passed away on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. She was born the daughter of John and Margaret (Jarman) Frei on March 21, 1929 in Washington Township. Gladys was united in marriage to Loudon Westgard, Sr. on July 25, 1959 in Monroe.
Gladys worked as a waitress and cook at the Waffle Shop and Bernie’s as well as Corner Café; and she also worked at the Monroe Manor. She was involved with 4-H for many years. Gladys enjoyed taking care of her house plants and flowers, traveling and visiting with family and friends, especially her great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Margaret (Martin) Cooper of Ft. Myers, FL, Timothy (Rhonda) Westgard of North Ft. Myers, FL, Alan (Marlyn) Westgard of Bremerton, WA, and Richard (Dodi) Westgard of Monroe; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Alice Westgard of Monroe; she is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Gladys was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Loudon Westgard, Jr.; brother, Kenneth Frei, Sr.; sister, Mildred Snyder; and granddaughter, Heidi May Westgard.
Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 p.m. noon on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at the SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Mary Gaffner officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will follow services at the Greenwood Cemetery in Monroe. A memorial fund will be established in Gladys’ name.
Inez Marie (Buehler) Goecks
age 98 of Monroe, died Sunday, July 3, 2016 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born on December 30, 1917 in Monroe, the daughter of Frank and Letha Pearl (Johnson) Buehler. She attended school and graduated in the class of 1935 in Monroe. Inez married Herbert D. Goecks in 1937. They celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary in 1987. In 1962 she received her B.S. from the U.W. Platteville and her M.S. in 1967. She was a member of Kappa Delta Phi, an International Honor Society. She worked for many years at the United Telephone and taught in Albany, Menomonee Falls, and Monroe for 23 years.
Inez belonged to St. John’s United Church of Christ, The Quilters, American Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, Retired Educators of Green County, Leyenda Reading Club, Women of the Moose and was a former treasurer of Monroe Education Assoc. In later years, she joined Green County Historical Society, National Historical Cheesemaking Center, New World Swiss Club, Swiss Attic Fanciers, and Monroe Arts Center .
She is survived by 3 children: Dennis (Ruth) Goecks of McMinnville, Oregon; Linda (William) Ison of Spotsylvania, VA, and Ann Williams of Decatur, IL; 8 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; a niece, Marian (Michael) Furgal of Monroe, who served as her local caregiver for several years; a sister-in-law, Belva Zwygart of Monroe; and numerous other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Herbert; sister, Dorothy Maurer; step-brothers, Luther and Edgar Lewis; son-in-law, Michael Williams; grandson, David Williams; granddaughter-in-law, Heather Williams.
A Celebration of her life will be held at 11:00 am Friday, July 8, 2016 at St. John’s United Church of Christ, with Rev. Tiff Bates 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. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to either St. John’s United Church of Christ or Monroe Clinic Hospice. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Marlene L. Welton (Nee Schwartz)
of Mountain, WI, formerly of Monroe, passed away on July 3, 2016 surrounded by her family at Dougherty Hospice House, Sioux Falls, SD, after a brief illness.
Marlene was born on February 27, 1955 to Noda (Jacobson) and Alan Schwartz. Marlene graduated from Monroe High School and UW-Whitewater. She married the love of her life, Phillip Welton on December 31, 1976. She lived a life of service and leadership, giving of herself and her talents. She was an accomplished seamstress, baker, furniture restorer, and with her husband Phil a dedicated restorer of old homes. Marlene used her exceptional organizational skills to raise a family, manage businesses, and positively impact countless lives through 26 years of leadership in the Boy Scouts of America. In her last days she was reassigning duties so that the Cub Scout “Dad and Lad” campout event scheduled for early August continues in her absence. (Last year’s event drew over 400 participants). She is a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award, the highest award given for volunteer service to the BSA. She also received a District Award of Merit from Potawatomi Council in Waukesha, WI, her Woodbadge beads in 1994, for the highest level of training available to volunteer members of BSA. Marlene is survived by her husband Phil of Mountain, WI and Lamberton, MN; Her children Christina Welton of Appleton, WI, Alan Welton of Menominee, MI, and Andrea Welton of Waukesha, WI. Five sisters, Noda Marie Wilke (Steve) Glendale, Ellen Schwartz (Rich Cowan) New Glarus, Theresa Hodnett (Dean) St. Paul, MN, Stacie Meyer (Walter) Madison, and Patricia Brinkmann (Ricky) Winneconne; and four brothers, Claire Schwartz (Barbara Atkinson) Sykesville, MD, Alan (Cheryl) Schwartz, Monroe, Mark (Ann) Schwartz, Watertown and Neal (Cindy) Schwartz, Monroe; twenty nieces, fifteen nephews, many great and great-great nieces and nephews, and scores of Scouts, both adult and youth, who saw her as mentor. Preceded in death by her infant son Seth and her parents Noda and Al. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 11, 2016 at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church with Monsignor Larry Bakke Celebrant. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, July 10th from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE FUNERAL HOME 1455 Mansion Dr. and 18th Avenue, in Monroe. Memorials may be made in Marlene’s name to Boy Scouts of Bay Lakes Council in Appleton, WI, to be used in support of Bear Paw Scout Camp, Mountain, WI, and Gardner Dam Scout Camp in White Lake, WI.
age 97 of Monroe, Wisconsin, died peacefully on July 9, 2016. He was born August 11, 1918 in Monroe, Wisconsin, the son of Martin and Magdalena Kubly. He married Lucille Marion Rees on February 7, 1948.
He was a 1936 graduate of Monroe High School and a 1942 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Dairy Science. He was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army and served in the Pacific Theatre during WWII. He served as a supply officer in the Medical Corps, attaining the rank of Captain. He was awarded the American Bronze Star, Asiatic Theatre Ribbon, Victory Ribbon and served in the Reserves until 1953.
Alvin was the General Manager of the Monroe operation of Frito-Lay, Inc. and retired from Frito-Lay after 29 years, after which he worked for the Monroe Cheese Corporation for 12 years.
He was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Monroe, Zilmer-Riley American Legion, V.F.W., Moose Lodge, Toothless Tigers and the Monroe Country Club. He was Trustee of the Greenwood Cemetery Association and member of the Monroe Police & Fire Association. He was past President of the United Way, volunteer driver for the Apostolate to the Handicapped and President of the Church Council of St John’s United Church of Christ.
Alvin is survived by his son, William (Myrna) Kubly of Lincoln, NE., daughters Wendy (Lannie) Ratliff of Little Elm, TX., and Dawn Kubly (Ron Buss) of Cambridge, WI., grandchildren: Paige (Jim) Flynn, Lauren (John) Pugliese, Matthew Buss and Myles Buss, as well as great grandchildren Ava Flynn, Sophie Flynn and Jack Flynn.
He is preceded in death by his wife Lucy, his mother and father Martin and Magdalena Kubly, and his brother Leon Kubly.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s United Church of Christ or the Boy Scouts of America-Blackhawk Council.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1724 14th Street, Monroe, WI. A visitation will be held between 10:30 and 12:00 at the church, prior to the service. Shriner Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Mary J. Schulz
age 91 of Monroe, died Friday, July 15, 2016 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born on December 6, 1924 in Orangeville, Illinois, the daughter of Leslie and Mary Irene (Morris) Schwitz. She graduated from Orangeville High School. Mary married Lester Schulz on October 6, 1950 in Martintown. She was a member of Monroe United Methodist Church. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and spending time with her family.
She is survived by 3 daughters: Susan (Dennis) Crooks of Orangeville, IL, Cathy (Kevin) Carpenter of Freeport, IL, and Peggy (Mark) Severson of Warren, IL; a daughter-in-law, Sandy Schulz of Rockford, IL; son-in-law, Jeff Babler of AZ; 8 grandchildren; and many great grandchildren; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Gary, daughter, Marlyn Babler; 3 brothers; 3 sisters.
A memorial service will be held at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Monroe United Methodist Church, with Reverend Randy Booth officiating. Private burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Freeport at a later date. A visitation will be held Saturday, from 10:00 am until the time of service, at the church. SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home is assisting the family. The family would like to thank Pleasant View Nursing Home and the staff for their support, kindness and wonderful care given to our mother during her stay there.
Carl Raymond Steinbach
age 81, of Monroe, Wisconsin passed away on Monday, July 18, 2016 at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. He was born the son of Fred F. Steinbach and Gertrude (Wilbat) on April 18, 1935 in Chicago, Ill.
Carl attended Lakeview High School in Chicago and earned both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering at the University of Illinois in Champaign. For over 40 years, he was employed at various positions at many locations in Engineering and Facilities Management for Motorola, Inc. in Illinois and Florida.
He honorably served his country as an Airman Third Class, Res. Air Force of the United States.
He was very active in the Monroe community since he and Linda arrived in 1992. He volunteered for many years at St. Vincent de Paul. Seventeen years ago when the AARP Foundation TAX-AIDE program was first offered at the Monroe Senior Center, Carl had the technical expertise to set up the complete computer system to service the clients. He also wrote funding grant proposals for the program, and prepared tax returns and filed them with the IRS for the clients through the ensuing years. His enthusiasm and skills are described by a colleague as “having made an invaluable contribution to the program and community.”
Carl was an outgoing, unpretentious, and warm kind of man, making you feel comfortable with him right away. His genuineness and enjoyment of humor found him many friends. His deep and nonjudgmental love for his children was rivalled only by his pride in them.
Carl is survived by his former wife and mother of his children, Betty Steinbach of Brentwood, TN; long-time friend and partner, Linda Mayer who lives in Monroe, WI with their horses, dogs, cats, and birds; sons, Scott, who is a physician and lives in Atlanta, GA with his wife, Darlene, and Peter, who is an IT Specialist and lives in Maryville, TN with his wife, Sharon and their two sons, Brennan and Grayson; and daughter, Lynn Le, formerly an adult nurse practitioner with an MBA in health care in Illinois, who lives in Brentwood, TN with her husband, Son Le, who is a physician, and with their sons, Andre, Marcus, William, and daughter, Katrina. Carl is further survived by his brother, Fred F. Steinbach of Chicago, Illinois, who lives with his wife, Sharon and their children, Robert, Steven, Melissa and Mark; and a sister, Adele. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A Private Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.
age 85, passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born on December 26, 1930, the son of Karl and Lydia (Pauli) Reinking in Dane County. He married Lila Schneider on October 21, 1950 at the Swiss United Church of Christ in New Glarus; then making their home in Monroe.
He worked in construction mainly as a Construction Supervisor all his life in the Monroe area, retiring in 1993 from the John Bruni Architects and Associates. He was
an avid hunter; especially enjoying the outdoors.
Don was a former member of the 32nd division of the National Guard in the late 40’s. He was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Monroe.
He is survived by his wife Lila; 2 daughters, Barbara (Cary) Moran of Colgate, WI and Kathy (Steve) Hermsen of Appleton and 2 granddaughters, Mikayla and Katelyn Hermsen.
He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers, Richard (at birth) and Eugene in 1964.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, August 4, 2016 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, with Pastor Tiff Bates officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. A visitation will be held Thursday from 10:00 am until the time of service.
age 79 of Monroe, formerly of Gratiot and Beloit, died Friday, July 29, 2016 at UW Hospital in Madison. He was born on January 10, 1937 in Monroe, the son of Frank and Mamie (Ellingson) Stark. He graduated from South Wayne High School in 1954. Gary married Nola Marty on July 31, 1955 in Browntown. Nola preceded him in death in 2000. Gary married Lenita Colbeck on May 23, 2003 in Gratiot. He was employed as a Machinist/Supervisor at Gardner Machine in South Beloit for nearly 40 years and was also a lifetime bartender on the side.
Gary was a member of Wiota Lutheran Church, and the Loyal Order of the Moose. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, coaching baseball and spending time with his family. Gary was always ready to help everyone whether friend, family or a stranger. Gary was an avid Cubs, Bears and Badger fan.
Gary is survived by his wife, Lenita of Monroe, 2 sons; David Stark, Sheboygan; Steven Stark of Fontana; 2 grandchildren; Gary Wayne and Michelle; 4 great grandchildren; 2 step-children, Rick (Paula) Bordner of Wapakontea, OH, and Becky (Tim) Nethery of Greendale, WI; 7 step-grandchildren; 3 step-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Nola; brothers, Clifford and Maynard; sister, Frieda Swiggum.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, August 5, 2016 at Wiota Lutheran Church, with Pastor Mae Jean Zelle officiating. Burial will be in Saucerman cemetery. A visitation will be held Thursday, August 4, from 4:00-7:00 PM at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home in Monroe and one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established.
Rodney L. Becker
age 86 of Monroe, died Friday, July 29, 2016 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born on February 26, 1930 in Spring Grove Township, Green County, the son of Otto and Fern (Douglas) Becker. Rodney was a farmer his entire life, retiring in 1997. He then built the love of his life a home in Monroe. He enjoyed gardening after his retirement. Rodney never wanted a dog until Emmitt came into his life and they became best buddies. Then Toby and Quinn was added to the family, and he couldn’t give those dogs enough love.
He is survived by his partner of 28 years, Donna White of Monroe; son, Greg (Linda) Becker of Juda; daughters, Connie Thompson of Monroe and Julie (Lloyd) Detra of Marshfield; 9 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; 6 step-daughters: Andrea Strack of New Glarus, Sue (Mike) Lauer of Sussex, WI, Angie (Gary) Sieger of Stoughton, Stacy (Mitch) Heller of Belleville, Tami (Luke) Cecil of Blue Mounds, WI, and Jaime (Jerry Thorson) Strack of Argyle; a step-son, Andrew ( Renee Wiesenburg) Strack of Monticello; 12 step-grandchildren; 1 step great grandchild; brothers, Robert (Mildred) Becker of Brodhead and Russell (Nancy) Becker of Juda; sister, Sara (Elvin) Busjahan of Brodhead. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Cathy Beckwith, sister, Helen Eyler.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am Friday, August 5, 2016 at Greenwood cemetery, Monroe. SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home is assisting the family.
The family wishes to thank the Monroe Clinic Hospice for their help in this Journey.
David Thoreau Veeder
age 48, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at his home in Albany. David was born on May 27, 1968 to Sharon Briggs and Dennis Veeder. He graduated from Albany High School and the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point.
He was employed at WPS and Duluth Trading Company. David had a witty sense of humor, enjoyed reading, writing, and movies. He was also well –versed in politics/political history and loved watching the Packers and the Brewers. He will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his mother, Sharon Briggs, his stepfather, William T. Briggs; sister, Susan Veeder, brother, Rick Veeder, sister, Erin Briggs and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He is predeceased by his father and grandparents.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family.
Ruth M. Mueller
79 of Monroe, passed away, Sunday, August 7, 2016 in her home, surrounded by her family after battling Alzheimer’s disease for many years. She was born January 23, 1937 in Darlington to Louis and Edna (Alm) Larson of rural Argyle. She was confirmed at Apple Grove Lutheran Church where she was the organist for many years and was an accomplished musician.
Ruth attended Reed School and graduated from Argyle High School in 1955. After high school she attended Luther College in Iowa for one year until returning to Argyle to help on the family farm.
She married Phillip A. Mueller in May of 1959 at Apple Grove Lutheran Church.
Ruth worked many jobs in her life including McLellan’s, Swiss Colony, and One Hour Martinizing. But the most important job she had was being a great wife, mom, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Family was so important to her, and she cherished holidays, reunions, and picnics. Her faith in God and being an active member of Grace Lutheran Church was also important. She spent years with her “Circle Ladies” serving on various fundraising committees, president of the Women’s Group, and attended annual conventions. Ruth’s other passion was her Norwegian heritage. She was a charter member of The Sons of Norway Ostestaden Lodge of Monroe and visited Norway twice. She was exceptional in the kitchen and was a skilled lefse maker, which led to the nickname of “Ruth the Lefse Lady”. It was so important for her to show others how to make lefse and pass on the tradition to future generations. Ruth was also a past member of the Monroe Moose Lodge, had a passion for playing and teaching piano, bowling, sewing, jigsaw and crossword puzzles.
She is survived by a son, Kurt Mueller of Monroe, daughters, Karla (Randy) Rule of Dakota, IL and Kari (Mike) Gray of Monroe. Grandchildren: Denise Tree of Freeport, IL., Derek Tree (Tina McAllister) of Darlington and Cody Rule of Dakota, IL; great-grandchildren: Gavin Tree and Ella Harty of Freeport, and Gabriel Tree of Gratiot; step-grandchildren, Joshawa Gray and Jacob Gray; 1 brother, David (Sue) Larson of Port Washington, WI; sisters, Dorothy McNett of Monroe and Joanne Gouge of Argyle; 19 nieces and nephews and several generations of great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Edna Larson; brother, Raymond Larson; sister, Elaine Larson; her husband, Phillip A. Mueller, 1 great-grandchild, Jaxson Tree, brothers-in-law, Robert Mueller, Marion Mueller and sister-in-law, Cleo Rufi.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 12th at GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH with Rev. John Tabaka officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Thursday, August 11th from 4 – 7 at the SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE FUNERAL HOME in Monroe. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.
Robert L. Johnson
age 79 of Monroe, died Sunday, August 7, 2016 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. He was born on March 6, 1937 in Freeport, Illinois, the son of Kenneth and Evelyn (Dunaway) Johnson. He graduated from Monroe High School. Robert married the love of his life, Marie May Pest on June 22, 1957 in Monroe. Their love lasted 56 years, and everything they did, they did as a couple. He worked as a cabinet maker for Bruni Miller, Kuhne Construction and MTX Design and Display.
He enjoyed going hunting and fishing in his younger years. He later enjoyed going up north to the cabin he built.
He is survived by his daughter, Bobbette (Carson) Hunt of Monroe; 2 step-grandchildren: Christina Strait and Melissa (Lucas) Leu; 2 step-great grandchildren; brother, Gene (Janice) Johnson. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Marie; mother and father-in-law, Lawrence and Leona Pest; 2 brothers-in-law, Frank and Evan Pest.
Per Roberts wishes no services will be held. Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family.
age 86 of Monroe, died Saturday, August 6, 2016 at Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born on May 29, 1930 in Medicine Lodge, Kansas, the son of George and Mae (Wiltshire) Main. He graduated from Medicine Lodge High School in 1948. MT married Shirley Ann Nichols on December 22, 1954 in Kansas. He worked as a construction supervisor building refineries and oil rig platforms for many years. MT enjoyed many activities throughout his life, but especially enjoyed flying, bowling, painting, playing his guitar, and playing games with his family. MT was a member of the Driftless Area Artists.
He is survived by three daughters: Mary (Tom) Miller of Monroe, Laura Main of Laconia, NH, and Erica Main of Tulsa, OK; 2 grandchildren: Paul Miller of Madison, WI and Mark Miller of Los Angeles, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 3:00-4:00 p.m., Friday, August 26, 2016 in Wesley Hall at the Monroe Art Center.
Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Vera Mae Zimmerman
97 of Monroe, passed away on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Monroe. She was born the daughter of William and Alta (Cossgrove) Qualley on October 22, 1918. Vera was united in marriage to Glenn John Zimmerman on September 27, 1941 in Monroe; he preceded her in death in 1989.
Vera worked for many years at the Monroe Clinic Hospital first in housekeeping and later in the mail delivery department. She was a long time member of the Monroe United Methodist Church. Vera enjoyed crocheting and sewing.
She is survived by her daughter, Betty Yaun of Roscoe, IL; grandchildren, Todd (Rhonda) Yaun of Belvidere, IL, Tina (Aaron) Guske of Roscoe, IL, and Troy (Valerie) Yaun of Rockford, IL; as well as six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Dorothy Derendinger of Monroe and June (Kenneth) Blumer of Albany. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers, Lowell and Russell Qualley; and four sisters, Ruth Malkow, Verna Zimmerman, Daphne Minder and Jean Elmer.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at the SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Randy Booth officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Monroe United Methodist Church.
Clara Mae Ritter
age 95, of Monroe, passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Monroe. Born in Monroe on June 10, 1921, she was the daughter of Anna (Mahle) and Herman Fritz. Clara was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Ritter, her daughter Sherry, three brothers Russel, Chester and Elwood Fritz and two sisters, Ermina and Margaret. Her passing will also joyously reunite her with beloved dogs, Junior, Rufus and Big Boy.
Clara worked for the Selective Service in Monroe for many years. She lived most of her life in Monroe, but while her husband served in the military, she lived in several locations including Galveston, TX and Santa Ana, CA.
She is survived by dear friends and family including nieces, Carol and Joette Rockow of Milwaukee, Sally Lanz of New Glarus and Sandra Whitaker of Auburn, AL.
A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 29, 2016 at Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Green County Humane Society. Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.