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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.
Shelley Margaret Zimmerman
age 68, of Monroe, passed away peacefully, March 14, 2018, in Clinton, Wisconsin to go to the eternal home to meet by her savior Jesus. She was born on Monday, February 27, 1950, at St. Clare Hospital, first child of Sheldon C. and Patricia J. (Williams) Zimmerman.
Shelley was a 1968 graduate of Brodhead High School. Shelley worked at Wisconsin Dells, Joe’s White Elephant, St. Clare Hospital, Monroe Evening Times, Swiss Colony and McDonald’s.
Shelley was familiar sight around Monroe on her green and gold motor scooter and liked to watch Green Bay Packers football games at French Quarter. She enjoyed swimming, sun bathing, Cheese Days, working in her garden growing sunflowers, reading mysteries (especially Stephen King), and she was a lifelong fan of Top 40 music. She loved all of her many cats.
She is survived by her two sisters, Jenny (Tom) Mitchell and Jill (Bruce) Stiner, both of Monroe, a brother, Douglas, in Greybull, Wyoming, an aunt, Sheila Wagner, nieces Jennifer (Matt) Herbst, Jessica (Matt) Zettle, Jerrica Stiner (Jon Ward), nephew, Jeremiah Stiner, all of Monroe; plus cousins, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
Shelley was predeceased by her parents, Sheldon and Patricia, step-mother, Edith Paulson Zimmerman; an aunt, Annette Markham and an uncle, Myles Zimmerman, still listed as MIA from the Korean War.
A celebration of Shelley’s life will be held a later date at Butch and Amy’s French Quarter in Monroe. The family would like to thank Shelley’s friends, Amy Gutzmer, Jim Kuster, Tina Krebs, Virginia Zahn, Lee Rasmussen, Kim Hartwig and Kurt Wells for their help, support and friendship through the years.
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Donald R. Sellnow
age 87, of Monroe, died on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Monroe Clinic Hospice Home. He was born on October 24, 1930 in Monroe, the son of Roy and Helen (Broughton) Sellnow. He grew up on a dairy farm on Rechsteiner Road and attended Searles school in Albany.
Donald and Ardelle Monte were united in marriage on October 11, 1950 in Monroe at St. John’s United Church of Christ.
Donald farmed in the Albany and Browntown areas for most of his life. He later was a semi driver.
He enjoyed horses, parades, playing cards, playing drums in several bands, and going to the Casino with his wife Ardelle.
He is survived by his wife Ardelle, of Monroe; six grandchildren: Kendra, David, Ryan, Angela, Kara, and Aaron; and 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Carol Foesch of Brodhead; nieces and nephews; He is also survived by a special family in Texas, Peter and Darlene Adamson.
He is preceded in death by his parents, son, Kenneth in 1971; and daughter, Karen Indergand in 2009; sister, Shirley Purdue; brother-in-law, William Foesch, nephew, Gary Buholzer.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home in Monroe with Pastor Cal Schaver officiating. Burial will follow in Saucerman Cemetery.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at the funeral home.
Jan Johannah Marie (Anderson) Krahenbuhl
age 60, of South Wayne, WI entered her heavenly home on March 15, 2018. She was surrounded by her family and her home was filled with love, care, and faith through her last days on earth.
Jan was born on December 19, 1957 in Monroe, WI. She was the youngest of nine children, daughter of Floyd and Helen (Lewis) Anderson. She attended Monroe High School and graduated in 1976. Shortly thereafter, she met Gregory Krahenbuhl. Greg and Jan were married in July 1981, and together they raised three caring boys, Nicholas, Eric, and Christian. Jan had a successful career in the banking industry and retired as the Executive Vice President of the Woodford State Bank in 2012. Even after retiring, she continued to serve on the Board of Directors.
The name Jan means “Gift from God”, and she was a gift in everything she did. As a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, Jan was an inspiration to many and connected to others through her selfless, caring personality. She had an open heart for everyone and everything, no matter who it was or what was going on. She genuinely cared about what others had to say, no matter how big or small it was. She was the ultimate listener and was present in everything she did. Whether it was a conversation, a laugh, or a phone call, there was no one who listened better than her. She was the true definition of enjoying and being present in the moment, and she made sure to remind others to do that too.
Jan gave so much of herself to others and to those in need. She had a warm, beautiful smile that brought joy to all, even strangers she had just met. She was a tender caretaker of all God’s creatures and loved riding her mules and horses. She was always looking for her next adventure. Big or small, she enjoyed seeing how others lived their lives differently. She accepted all people and showed how to live and treat others. She was an intelligent, elegant, driven woman. While her otherworldly ability to connect with others was obvious, what many may not know is that she was FUNNY, and shared a unique sense of humor with her sons.
Jan loved spending time with her family and friends. Her ‘ham sandwiches’, grandchildren Jonah Nicholas (6) and Lillian Grace (5), brought her so much joy. They loved “choring” with Grandma, going to the park, gardening, and helping her take care of her animals.
Jan is survived by her husband Greg; her sons, Nick (Amy) of Appleton, Eric of Appleton, Christian (Lauren) of Milwaukee; her grandchildren Jonah and Lillian; her three sisters Jenny Curless of Janesville, Sue (Ron) Buholzer of Monroe, and Jane Kubly of Janesville; her five brothers Art Anderson of Monroe, Kenny Anderson of Monroe, Jeff Anderson of Minneapolis, Greg (Sue) Anderson of Rochester, MN, and Junior Anderson of Florida; her mother and father-in-law Karl and LuAnn Krahenbuhl, along with many brothers and sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews. Jan was preceded in death by her parents Floyd and Helen Anderson, and special nephews Cal Ritschard, Jr. and Matthew Buholzer.
Jan had a powerful spiritual connection with God. She often journaled her thoughts and prayers; her last entry was “Life is Safe With God”. A true testament to her strong faith.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victors Catholic Church in Monroe, with Fr. Gary Krahenbuhl as celebrant.
Visitation will be Monday, March 19th, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE funeral home in Monroe and Tuesday, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given in Jan’s name to the Monroe Clinic Hospice or Childfund International.
A special thank you to Monroe Clinic Hospice care and family and friends that gave such special care for Jan in her last weeks.
Eveline Grace Phillips
age 94 of Monroe, died Saturday March 17, 2018 at her home. She was born on November 9, 1923 to James and Grace Meekma in rural Watertown, Jefferson County, Wisconsin. Her parents were born in the Netherlands. Eveline married Ralin Lyle Phillips on January 8, 1947 in Madison, WI. She lived in Wisconsin all her life. She was educated in grade schools in Reeseville, Fall River and Columbus; high schools in Fall River and Pardeeville. She also attended Madison Business College and MATC. She worked in the accounting field at Endres and Tiedeman, Northwestern Mutual Life and Dane County Social Services where she retired from at the end of 1977. Since her husband’s death in 1985 she has lived in Monroe where her children settled. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Monroe, ELCW and Ruth Circle.
She is survived by her daughters: Tereesa Lynn (John) Schroeder and Penny Kathryn (James) Jahnke; granddaughters: Jonna (Scott) Buse and Kate (Brandan) Shelman; 5 great grandchildren: Holden Buse, Marshall Buse, Miles Buse, Kaiya Shelman, and Landry Shelman; brother, James Meekma; sisters: Catherine Atkinson and Jane (Lawrence) Michaelis. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband in 1985, brother Peter Meekma; sisters: Clarice Krueger and Amy Bornick.
Memorial services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Grace Lutheran Church, Monroe, with Pastor John Tabaka officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, Madison, at a later time. A visitation will be held Friday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, Monroe and Saturday from 11:00 am until the time of service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Grace Lutheran Church or a charity of your choice.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Aster Assisted Living and the Monroe Clinic Hospice for all their care and support.
Harold A. "Bud” Pilz Jr.
age 84 of Monroe, died Friday, March 16, 2018 at Monroe Health Services. He was born on June 10, 1933 in Monroe, the son of Harold “Pop” and Bernadine (Simmons) Pilz. He graduated from Monroe High School in 1951 and from Carroll College in 1955. He served in the Army from August of 1956 to August of 1958. Bud married Nancy Fritz on October 12, 1963 in Monroe. He worked at the Swiss Colony for 35 years. He served on the Monroe School Board as well on the board of directors of the Monroe Country Club. Bud was an avid golfer and was a die-hard sports fan, who rooted for all of the Badger sports teams, the Chicago Bears, and his beloved Chicago Cubs.
He is survived by his son, Jeffrey Pilz of Aurora, IL; cherished grandson, Jeremy Pilz of Lombard, IL; sister, Nancy Gallun of Stoughton; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, and wife, Nancy.
A Memorial service will be 11:00 am, Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Monroe United Methodist Church, with Pastor Randy Booth officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery, at a later date. A visitation will be held Tuesday from 10:00 am until the time of service, at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Bud’s name to Friends of the Behring Center, Monroe United Methodist Church or Monroe Clinic Hospice. SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Orville Irvin Gilbertson
age 85, of Monticello, passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at the Monroe Clinic Hospice Home. He was born on June 1, 1932 the son of Tyler and Clara (Dammen) Gilbertson in Blanchardville. He was united in marriage to Doris Stauffacher on September 27, 1959 at the Zwingli United Church of Christ in Monticello.
Orville proudly served his country in the US Army from April 6, 1956 - April 9, 1958.
He and his family farmed for many years in the Monticello area. He also was employed with Dairy Farmers of America, Oaktron Industries, Dick’s Supermarket and Idle Hour Mansion.
Orville is survived by his children, Gary (Denise) Gilbertson of Monticello, Diane Gilbertson of Freeport, Krisarah Gilbertson, Kristine Signer, and Amanda Gilbertson all of Monroe; 6 grandchildren: Mandy Mboge, Melissa Trumpy, Jesse Aisenbrey, Jennifer (Bobby) McLoud, Elizabeth (Travis) Patterson and Derek Gilbertson; 14 great-grandchildren; and brother, Henry Gilbertson of Monticello.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Doris; daughters, Karen Rae Gilbertson and Leanne Mae Gilbertson; siblings, Hartford Gilbertson, Bonnie Johnson, Clarinda Berry, Marvin Gilbertson, Tillman Gilbertson, Janet Hardyman, Alve Gilbertson, Lela Jenny and Delores Jenny.
Funeral Services will be held 12:00 noon, Friday, March 23, 2018 at the Zwingli United Church of Christ with Pastor Lance Smith officiating. Burial will follow services at the Highland Cemetery in Monticello.
Visitation will be Friday, March 23rd, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the church.
Memorials may be made in Orville’s memory to Zwingli United Church of Christ.
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Paul William Klinzing
age 60, made his journey to Life Eternal on March 20, 2018. Paul was born on May 22, 1957 in New London, Wisconsin to the late Everett and Helen (Schroeder) Klinzing. He was united in marriage to his beloved, dedicated, and caring wife Marjorie (Summerfield) Klinzing on October 15, 1983. On one of his final days when Marge said, “This is your best day yet”, Paul replied, "No, October 15, 1983 was the best day ever."
Paul grew up in New London, Wisconsin and graduated from New London High School. He was proud to be a Bulldog. In 1979 he received a Bachelor of Science in Parks and Recreation from UW-La Crosse. Since 1980 he has been the Park Director and City Forester for the City of Monroe. His career allowed him to pursue a true passion. He demonstrated his love for parks and forestry by maintaining the parks to an immaculate level of beauty for the community to enjoy. Paul took great pride in expanding the Monroe park system with new playgrounds, shelters, and planting over 2000 trees in his 38 dedicated years. A heartfelt thank-you to his many seasonal and full-time staff who made his work so enjoyable, especially the summers he employed his son-in-law Josh (currently the Parks Public Works and Forestry Superintendent in Slinger, following in his father-in-law’s footsteps) and his son Kyle. His career highlight was building a new playground at Lincoln Park with Green Bay Packer players and alumni in 2013.
He was a lifelong fan of the Green Bay Packers, season ticket holder, team shareholder, and lifetime member of the Packer Hall of Fame. He had a large collection of Packer memorabilia and looked forward to buying a new Packer hat each time he visited Lambeau Field. His passion for statistics helped him to quickly recall the starting offensive line for the 1966 Super Bowl I Champion Green Bay Packers, in addition to numerous other little known team stats and facts. He was also a Wisconsin Men’s Basketball season ticket holder and enjoyed attending games with Marge, Kyle, and best friend Bob. He loved coaching Kyle in sports as a child and attending all of his games. As member of Union Presbyterian Church, Paul was often found helping with church yardwork and landscaping projects. On Saturday mornings he enjoyed watching Waters and Woods with John Gillespie followed by time spent working in his yard and washing his vehicles. Each summer for the past 30 years he looked forward to getting his little red fishing boat out on the Chain of Lakes in Three Lakes, Wi with his fishing buddies Kyle, Josh, Brandon, and Steve. He loved his annual family vacation to Three Lakes each summer more than anything.
Paul will be fondly remembered by his family and many friends for his kindness, compassion, patience, strong work ethic, and his sense of humor. Family was very important to Paul and he was especially proud of his children and grandchildren. He loved watching his daughter Jenna be a mother to his precious grandchildren and appreciated her excitement for hosting family gatherings and special celebrations. He was incredibly proud of his son Kyle upon the completion of his Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy. Paul and Kyle were always talking and texting about sports and player statistics. In the last 5 years being a grandparent to Kayden (5) and Karley (3) was Paul's pride and joy. They loved all of "grandpa's parks" and "grandpa's ducky pool" in Monroe, babysitting for the weekend, playing legos with Kayden and kitchen set with Karley, as well as making the 2 hour trip road trip for any of the kid’s programs and activities.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Marjorie of Monroe; daughter Jenna (Josh) Trame of Slinger; son Kyle Klinzing (fiancée Taylor Edmonds) of Sussex; grandchildren Kayden and Karley Trame; two sisters Jane Klinzing of Janesville, Mary (Bruce) McKay of Washington Island and brother David (Tammy) Klinzing of New London. Parents-in-law Evan and Helen Summerfield of Wilton; sisters-in-law Sandra Summerfield of Oconomowoc, Nancy (Steve) Laabs of Waukesha, and Donna Rueckheim of Sparta; brothers-in-law David (Laurie) of Arvada, Colorado, James (Connie) Summerfield of Wilton, Kevin Summerfield of Jefferson, and Brian (Melissa) Summerfield of Wilton; two godsons Brandon Laabs and Mark Anthony Von Ruden. His dear friends of 27 years and second family in Monroe; Dr. Robert and Linda Cates and their children Charlie, Tony, and Miranda. These special friends called him "Pauly”, a name only they called him. He is further survived by several nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.
The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 28th at 1pm at the Union Presbyterian Church in Monroe with the Rev. Dr. Philip Jones and Rev. Dr. Sue Ellis Melrose co-officiating. Burial will immediately follow the service at Greenwood Cemetery in Monroe.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00pm on Tuesday, March 27th at the Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home in Monroe. In honor of Paul and the things he enjoyed please wear a Packer, Badger, or Park and Recreation shirt to the visitation. Following the visitation a lighted balloon release will take place at the Twining South Shelter.
In lieu of flowers a Memorial Fund has been established.
Mildred A. Gruenewald
age 89, of rural Monroe, died on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Monroe Clinic Hospital. She was born on January 23, 1929 in Janesville, the daughter of James and Mary Ann (Cochrane) Locast. Mildred graduated from Janesville High School in 1947.
Mildred and Norman Gruenewald were united in marriage on January 30, 1949 at St. John’s United Church of Christ.
She was employed with Huff Shade Corporation in her younger years. She later farmed with her husband on the family farm.
She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ.
She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and cooking and baking were her passion.
Her biggest enjoyment was spending time with her family; especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Norman of rural Monroe; son, Richard Gruenewald of Juda; daughter, Diane Gruenewald of Janesville; grandchildren: Kay (Sam) Huffman, Daniel (Emily) Gruenewald and Briana Gruenewald; great-grandchildren: Sean, Dane, Sophie and Ali.
She is preceded in death by her parents, daughter-in-law, Nancy Gruenewald; brothers, Francis, Jamesie, and Vincent; her twin brother, Johnnie; and sister, Mary Wyssman.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Shriner-Hager- Hager Gohlke Funeral home with Rev. Todd Hackman officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be, Monday, April 2nd from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
A memorial fund is being established in Mildred’s memory.
Mathilda “Tillie” Swanson
age 91, of Monroe, formerly of South Wayne, died on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Graceland Manor. She was born on August 19, 1926 in rural South Wayne, the daughter of Frank and Ella (Rahberger) Wehinger. She graduated from South Wayne High School and Platteville Teachers College. She taught country school for 1 year.
Mathilda and Robert Swanson were united in marriage on June 5, 1947 in Gratiot.
Mathilda farmed with her husband on the family farm for 31 years.
She was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church; where she helped and coordinated funeral luncheons and she was also a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in South Wayne.
She helped with Apostolate to the Handicap and was a volunteer worker at St. Clare Hospital with over 8500 hrs. donated. She also donated her time with the bloodmobile.
In her spare time she was an avid quilter, making quilts for many and spending time with family and friends.
She is survived by her daughter, Roberta (Eugene) Haldiman of South Wayne; grandchildren: Michael, Stephen, and Aaron (Kristine) Haldiman; 5 great-grandchildren: Jon, Kyle, Seth, Matthew and Makenzie; brother, Constant (Karen) Wehinger of Monroe; sisters, LuAnn (Karl) Krahenbuhl, Odelia (Sam) Nafzger and Caroline Seffrood all of Monroe.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Robert; sisters, Frances Mitchell, Marion Hartwig and Josephine Goodman; and brother, Carl.
Mass of Christian burial will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at St. John’s Catholic Church in South Wayne, with Fr. Sudhakar Devarapu as celebrant and Fr. Gary Krahenbuhl, con-celebrant. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery in South Wayne.
Visitation will be Tuesday, April 3rd, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral home in Monroe.
Natalee L. Baum
age 15, of Juda/Monroe, passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2018 at the American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison. She was born on November 17, 2002 in South Korea, the daughter of Doug Baum and Shelly (Petit) Kintop.
Natalee was a student at Juda School. She enjoyed Cross Country, Track, Choir, Solo Ensemble, and has played roles in the Juda School musicals since 6th grade. She will be remembered for her infectious smile and her warm hugs.
In her 15 short years, Natalee touched many lives and will continue to do so, through her gift of organ donation. Through her gift of life after death she will touch 75 lives.
She is survived by her parents, Doug (Calli) Baum and Shelly (Todd) Petit Kintop; brother, Nick Baum; sister, Dakota, step-siblings, Skyler, Alexis, Hunter, Christopher, and Claire; grand-parents, Carolyn Hyland, Betty Baum, Mike (Mary) Petit, Martha Stingley, Susan Baldwin and Don (Marcy) Kintop; as well as many aunts, uncles, other relatives, and friends.
She is preceded in death by her grandfathers, Leroy Baum and Richard Hyland.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr., and 18th Ave. in Monroe with her uncle, John Hyland officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday, April 6th, from 3 – 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Natalee’s memory.
Alice Lucille Jones
age 96, of Blairsville, Georgia, formerly of Monroe, passed away on April 2, 2018. She was born on December 6, 1921 in Koshkonong Township, Jefferson County, Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of John Lysser and Anna Altmann. She graduated from Monroe High School in 1940. Alice Lucille Lysser married Cecil Edward Jones on September 26, 1941 at St. Johns United Church of Christ, Monroe. She worked at Production Credit Association until December 1983 in Monroe.
She was a member of the Moose Lodge and a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan.
Survivors include a son, Michael Jones, his wife Theresa and two grandchildren, Brian and Cory. She was preceded in death by her husband Cecil in 2007; daughter, Carolynn Jones Triggs in 1984; brothers, Ervin and William and sister, Gertrude.
A private graveside service will be held on Monday, April 9th at Greenwood Cemetery in Monroe. Shriner Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home of Monroe is assisting the family.
Michael H. Price
age 59, of Monroe, passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2018 at the UW Hospital in Madison. He was born on October 9, 1958 the son of Howard and Patsy (Markum) Price in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was a graduate of Monroe High School.
Michael worked at Roth Kase Cheese Factory in Monroe. He enjoyed golfing and fishing. His children and grandchildren were the most important part of his life.
He is survived by his former wife, Deb Rufi; daughters, Chantel and Brianna Price; grandchildren, Braedyn, Ryland, Madilyn, and Easton; sisters, Marcia (Tom) Smart and Vicky Climer both of Lawrence, Kansas; uncles, Jimmy, Ricky, and Lowell Price all of Arkansas; his aunt, Luwanda White of Arkansas. He is further survived by his nieces, Michelle (Chris) Willis, Tosha Smart, and Misty McAlister; and nephews, Michael (Misty) Saxer and Shawn (Suzanne) McAlister.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and step-father, Norman Hamm.
A Memorial Visitation will be held from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at the SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home. No formal service will be held. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Michael’s memory.
Roger J. Gille
age 70, of Monroe, died on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born on June 18, 1947 in Monroe, the son of Leo “Bud” and Hilda (Schlafli) Gille, Jr. Roger graduated from Monroe High School and Rockford Barber College. Roger and Gail Foesch were united in marriage on October 14, 1967 in Monroe.
Roger was a barber at Barber’s II in Monroe, serving the community for 50 years. He loved making his customers look their best while lending an ear or sharing a tale of his own.
He was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church in Monroe.
He enjoyed many sports including basketball, baseball, and softball. He was an avid Harley rider and spent many weekends and vacations driving miles and miles with his wife, Gail and the rest of their “Gang”. Family was of the utmost importance to Roger. He was always excited to spend time with his kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids.
He is survived by his wife, Gail; mother, Hilda Gille; son, Travis (Jenifer) Gille; daughter, Carrie (Tim) Kundert; brother, Wayne Gille; sisters, Linda (Bob) Flanagan, Tammie (John) Wartenweiler; 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Leo “Bud” Gille, Jr.
Memorial Mass will be 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church with Father Randy Budnar as celebrant. Burial will be at a later date at Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 P.M. on Monday, April 9, 2018 at the Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com
Penelope K. Brentner
age 74, of Monroe, died on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at the Monroe Health Services in Monroe. She was born on May 8, 1943 in Rockford, IL; the daughter of Charles and Ruth (Lindenberg) Anderson.
Penelope and Carleton Brentner were married in Rockford, on May 7, 1966.
She was employed with Karen Spinners, Delmonte, and Swiss Colony.
She was a member of First Baptist Church in Monroe. She enjoyed music, especially Elvis Presley and the Beach Boys.
She is survived by her son, Charles (Fiancé Lisa De Broux) Brentner of Monroe; sister, Kathleen Carr; brothers, Bruce, Brian and Steven Anderson; brother-in-law, Howard (Pat) Brentner; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at First Baptist Church with Pastor Matthew Spoonhour officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM on Saturday at the church. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Theodore C. Weiss
age 80, of Monroe, Wisconsin, son of Theodore R and Viola Schindler Weiss passed away on Monday, March 19th due to causes incident to age. He was born on July 5th, 1937 and was raised on a farm in rural Monroe. He married Judith Walden in 1955 and together they had four children; they divorced in 1982. Ted had many interests and was a very capable farmer, crop duster, carpenter and welder and worked locally for Industrial Combustion for 10 years.
He was an amateur Ham Radio operator and built most of his own radio equipment. He loved to fly airplanes and ran the Monroe Airport as the fixed base operator for many years and was involved in the Civil Air Patrol.
He served the City of Monroe as the Civil Defense director starting in the mid-60’s and oversaw the installation of Civil Defense sirens in Monroe. He was interested in politics and in 1973 ran for State Assembly although he was not elected. He served as President of the UCC church council for several years and was very proud of being a Mason and a Shriner. Ted leaves behind a brother and sister in law (Eugene and Carol Weiss), four children (Kathleen Miller, Kristine Opatz, Timothy Weiss, and Sherrin Weiss), son in law (Mark Miller), a niece (Melodie Manthei) and nephew (Richard Weiss), 11 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. He was preceded in death in recent years by his parents and a nephew (Todd Babler). Services for Ted were private.
Yvonne Anne Bauer
age 81, of Monroe passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the UW Hospital in Madison. She was born on May 13, 1936 the daughter of Frank and Arlene (Schwantes) Eddy in Lake Geneva Wisconsin. She was united in marriage to Kenneth Roland Bauer on May 25, 1955 in Loyal, Wisconsin; he preceded her in death on March 23, 2013.
Yvonne finished her schooling at American School of Chicago; graduating on June 30, 1964.
Yvonne was a longtime member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor’s Catholic Church in Monroe. She enjoyed watching the Packers, going to the casino, reading, and she had a great love for her pets and animals. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family.
Yvonne is survived by her son, Tim (Jeri) Bauer of Monroe; 8 grandchildren: Jodi Granados, Danielle, Raymond, and Cory Bauer, Cody and Riley Henning, and Rory and Grayson Privett; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sons, Scott Allen and Jeffrey Richard; and daughter, Dawn Grinnell.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home with Father Mike Tierney officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 10:00 am until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will take place in the Calvary Cemetery in Monroe.
age 96, of Monroe died peacefully early Sunday morning, April 8, 2018 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. He was born in Canton Bern, Switzerland on August 5, 1921, the son of Heinrich and Elizabeth (Imboden) Schild and came to America with his family in 1925.
He spent his youth in Green County where his parents farmed. He was a WWII veteran and served in the Navy from 1944 to 1946. On August 26, 1944, Otto and Gladys E. Brecklin were married at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Monroe and were lifelong members and volunteers at St. John’s. They raised a family and farmed in Green County for twelve years. Later Otto was a proud craftsmen self employed as a flooring contractor serving the Monroe area and sometimes far beyond.
Otto enjoyed Tuesday night bowling for over 45 years with many of the same team members throughout the years. Most often bowling was followed by a card game, another passion of Otto’s. He was a good bowler with several trophies but an even better card player who enjoyed most locally played games. Otto and Gladys also belonged to a monthly card club for several decades and played cards weekly with their best friends.
He was active in American Legion Post 84, serving as a commander at both the local and the county level. Otto and Gladys volunteered and coordinated the Friday night fish fry and other events and fundraisers. Otto also helped as a 40 & 8 member and served as Chef de Gare of the Post Voiture 1121.
He was a good husband and father who enjoyed family gatherings, his 7 grand kids and 14 great grandchildren. Mom (Gladys) was the indoor cook and Otto (Dad) was the outdoor cook who enjoyed grilling meat while relaxing in a chair with a beer. He also enjoyed traveling with his wife visiting their children and seeing new places. Several years ago he participated in a veterans’ trip to Washington DC., with Badger Honor Flight.
Otto is survived by Gladys, his wife of 73 years, sons, Jim, Janesville, Tom (Melanie), Germantown TN, son, Ken, Dunedin, FL; daughter, Betty Miller, Grafton, WI; 6 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Alfred, Walter and Henry; sister in infancy; grandson, Scott Schild; and daughter-in-law, Ann (Tesh) Schild.
Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 12, 2018 at St. John’s United Church of Christ with Rev. Kathleen Rinear officiating.
Visitation will be Thursday, April 12th, from 10:00 until time of service at the church.
age 89 of Monroe, Wisconsin passed away April 6, 2018. She was born Etha Jane Discher, July 28, 1928, in Monroe, daughter of Fred and Alice Lorena (Wright) Discher, Clarno Township.
Ede was first married to Vernon “Bud” Schillinger and had two daughters, Jan and Jean.
Bud and Ede enjoyed entertaining and playing bridge with friends.
In 1976, she married Burton Davis and with his daughter, Ginger and son, Douglas they moved to Brodhead. After purchasing a cottage on Big Sand Lake in Burnett County, they spent many weekends on the water with family and friends. Both Burt and Ede were loyal members of the Moose. After Burt passed away, she became involved with the Kidney Foundation and active in the Women of the Moose. Ede received the College of Regents degree on May 27, 2006. She was a volunteer driver for several years with Green County Human Services, served on the Green County Aging Advisory Committee and was Green County’s representative on the state AgeAdvantAge Advisory and Board. Ede loved to travel. She went to Switzerland in 2000 and enjoyed an Alaskan cruise in 2003. Ede retired from The Swiss Colony as a Purchasing Agent in 1984 and was a member of Monroe United Methodist Church.
She is survived by daughter, Jan (Dave) Wartenweiler; grandchildren, Jake Wartenweiler and Jamie (Jason) Shepherd, Adalissa, Hamilton, and Elsbeth; daughter, Jean (Myron Ellingson) Rufenach; grandchildren, Sheila (Steve) Caruso, Eli, Sylvia, Tess, Lindsey (Matt) Baker, Oliver, and Mila; daughter, Ginger (Randy) Riese; grandchildren, Sheridy (Tony) Zimmerman, Isabelle, Isaac, Eloise, Tanner, and Victoria (Andy Simonson) Riese, Garrett, Grant, and Jonathon (Christina Tway) Riese, Cassidy, Justice, Bryce, Abigail, Lilly, and Logan.
She was preceded in death by brother, Frederick Discher; husband, Burton Davis; son, Douglas; sister, Ruth Hornstra; and great-grandson, Turner Zimmerman.
The Women of the Moose will be holding a memorial service on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Monroe Moose Lodge with a Celebration of Life and luncheon to follow until 2:00 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Monroe United Methodist Church.
Shriner-Hager-Gohlke funeral home is assisting the family.
age 97, of Monroe, died on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at V.A. Hospital in Madison. He was born on November 7, 1920 in Janesville, the son of Archibald and Helen (Wilkinson) Myers. Archie was a 1938 graduate of Monroe High School and graduated from UW Madison in 1942.
Archie served in the U.S. Army during WWII.
Archie and Wanda Ableman were united in marriage on September 7, 1947 at Grace Lutheran Church.
He owned and operated the Swiss Cheese Shop in Monroe and Janesville.
Archie was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #754, Zilmer Riley American Legion Post # 84, and the Monroe Lions Club.
He also was an avid Badger Football fan and also enjoyed fishing trips to Canada and bowling.
Archie Co-chaired Cheese Days in 1965 and served as Grand Marshall in the 2014 Cheese Days Centennial Parade.
He is survived by his daughters, Marilyn (William) Smithyman of Menomonee Falls; Carolyn (John) Fredriksen of Franklin; and Deborah Myers of Lake in the Hills, IL; 1 granddaughter, Rachel (Kyle Miller) Smithyman of Menomonee Falls.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, Wanda; brothers, Russell and Blythe; and sister, Mildred Meyer.
Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 13, 2018 at Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor John Tabaka officiating.
Visitation will be Friday, April 13th, from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at the church.
Shriner-Hager-Gohlke funeral home is serving the family.
In Archie’s memory, memorials may be directed to: Grace Lutheran Church.
Keith D. Butler
age 77, of South Wayne, passed away, Monday, April 9, 2018 at Monroe Clinic Hospice Home. He was born on January 16, 1941 the son of Ernest and Delores (Wicker) Butler in Monroe. He was a 1959 graduate of South Wayne High School. Keith and Judith Hermanson were united in marriage on June 12, 1959 in Blanchardville; Judy died November 6, 2017.
Keith was a Supervisor at Kelly Springfield for 30 years, retiring in 1999. He was an avid bowler and was part of a couple’s league with his wife, Judy; he also enjoyed gardening fishing, playing cards, and grilling. His greatest enjoyment was attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.
Keith was a longtime member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in South Wayne.
He is survived by his mother, Delores Faletti; his children: Ricky (Diane) Butler of Argyle, Susan (Ken) Haffele of Monroe, Scott (Angie) Butler , and Sandy (Kevin) Quinn all of South Wayne; grandchildren: Heather (James) Coffey, Jennifer (David) Green, Britney and Joshua Adams, Paige, Seth, Heath, Hannah, Bailey, and Kylie Butler, and Jacob, Mitchell, McKenzie, and Grant Quinn; great-grandchildren: Kayla Butler-Paulson, Ellie and Brycen Coffey, Jevon Adams, and Liam Massicotte; brothers, Greg (Susan) Butler and Doug (Hazel) Butler both of Monroe.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ernest; wife, Judy; and son, Bradley: step-father, Joe Faletti.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Monday, April 16, 2018 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will follow in West Wiota Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be Sunday, April 15, 2018 from 2:00 – 5:00 P.M. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home in Monroe. A memorial fund will be established in Keith’s memory.