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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.  
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Suzanne Minder
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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Charles F. Opie
age 92, of Gratiot, passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2020 at Lafayette Manor. He was born on June 27, 1928 in Gratiot Township, the son of Homer Opie and Elizabeth (Schenkel) Scheidegger. He attended grade school in Jordan Township. 

Charles was united in marriage to Gloria Indergand on August 13, 1952 at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Monroe.

Charles farmed all his life, retiring in 1998. He loved to farm and took great pride in caring for his cattle, land and homestead. He was a dealer for Cargrill Seed Company for 36 years and a dealer for Archer Oil for 40 years. He also was a Gratiot Township Supervisor for 30 years and ran the Gratiot Recycling Center from 1999 to 2010.

He loved spending time with family, liked to play cards, collected farm toys, liked gardening and yard work, especially mowing the lawn. His favorite past time was spending time in the shop, helping the kids and grandchildren.

Charles is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Gloria of Gratiot; children, Daryl (Susie) Opie of Necedah, Jeffrey Opie of Monroe, Cheryl (David Webster) Duecker of Monroe, Tammy (Kim) Piefer of Warren, Jason (Sarah) Opie of Pittsville; 8 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Aeberhard; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Gregory; sisters, Ruth (Dean) Burgess and Rose (Robert) Burgess; daughter-in-law, Tami Opie; and brother-in-law, Alfred Aeberhard.

A public visitation will be Saturday, December 5, from 9:00 – 11 a.m. until private family services at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Charles’ name.

A Private Family Service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 5, 2020 at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE funeral home with Rev. Todd Hackman officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

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John A. Trout
age 79, of Monroe, passed away on Monday, November 30, 2020 peacefully at his home in Monroe from Mesothelioma. John was born on May 15, 1941 in Lomax, IL, the son of James Allen and Mary Gwendolyn (Emery) Trout. John served in the US Navy from 1961-1963 on the USS John S. McCain. John and Judy Wilde were united in marriage on April 3, 1970 in Orangeville, IL.

John’s greatest pleasures in life were his loving wife of 50 plus years, family, friends, telling jokes, antique cars and working on them, playing cards on the computer, and sitting in his rocking chair outside, waving at people. His favorite pass time was visiting and could do that for hours.

You may have known John from working with him at Advance Transformer, farming, over the road trucking, salvage yard, bowling, or the Blackhawk Cruisers Car Club with our ’55 Chevy step-side pickup. 

He was preceded in death by his father, mother, step-mother, May; brother, Michael; son, Bill; daughters, Gwendolyn and Jody in infancy; and step-brother, James Caukins. 

John is survived by his wife, Judy (Mama) of Monroe, son, Joel Trout of Madison; daughter, Mary Anne (Dave) Hoftender of Scales Mounds, IL; brother, Rodger (Carolyn) Trout of LaHarpe, IL; 3 granddaughters; 2 great-grandchildren; and special nieces and nephews, Jamie (Jessie) Ammann, Brandie (Eric) Yingst, Shane Niffenegger, Amber (Kam) Peterson and Michael Wilde; other nieces and nephews, relatives and friends; and his dog, Tucker. 

Due to current health restrictions for Covid, a Celebration of John’s Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, cards may be sent to Judy Trout, 1204 31st St. Monroe, WI 53566.

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John W. Pfingsten
age 80 of Monroe, died Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Monroe Health Services. He was born on March 27, 1940 in Illinois, the son of Emil and Hilda (Kerschke) Pfingsten. He graduated from Palatine High School. John was united in marriage to Judith A. Oerkfitz in Crystal Lake, IL on March 17, 1962. 

John proudly served in the National Guard. He was a dairy farmer in Crystal Lake from 1962 to 1980, then moved to Monroe and farmed from 1980 to 1983. He also worked at Equity Livestock for many years and enjoyed driving tractor for Steve and Aaron Digman. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, The Loyal Order of Moose, lodge #754, and Green County Conservation League.

He is survived by his wife, Judy of Monroe; children: Gary (Connie) Pfingsten of Monroe, Dennis Pfingsten of Juda, Jodie Pfingsten of Monroe, and Kimberly (Frank) Tallman of Monroe; 3 grandchildren, Cody, Courtney, and Brittany and 6 step-grandchildren, Jess, Sara, Adam, Tamara, Devon, and Travis; 3 step-great grandchildren, Hayden, Alyssa, and Lauren; a brother, William Pfingsten of TN; a sister, Delores (James) Pederson of Crystal Lake, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Frederick; and a brother in infancy.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, December 7, 2020 at Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor John Tabaka officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. 

Visitation will be Sunday, December 6, 2020 from 2:00 – 5:00 P.M. at the church. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Grace Lutheran Church for 3rd Grade Bibles or The Parkinson’s Foundation.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Monroe Health Services and Hometown Helpers for their wonderful care and compassion. 

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Marilyn J. Workman
age 88, of New Glarus died on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at the New Glarus Home. She was born on July 28, 1932 in Monroe, the daughter of Glen (Ted) and Inez (Mitchell) Kubly. 
Marilyn graduated from Monroe High School in 1950, graduated from North Central College in Naperville, IL in 1954 with a degree in education and religion, she also received her Masters Degree in Elementary Education from U.W. Platteville in 1975.

Marilyn and Elmer Freitag were united marriage in 1970 in Rockton, IL and lived in Monticello. She later married Charles Workman in 2003 and lived in New Glarus.

Marilyn taught school in the lower grades for 40 years, teaching in Roseville, MI, Lombard, IL, she worked for the Department of Defense and taught at, Layes AFB in the Azores, Misaua AFB, in Japan, Kadina AFB, in Okinawa, Kaiserlautin AFB in Germany, and Berlin AFB in Germany, Atlantic Beach FL, Loves Park, IL. She also taught in Monroe for 27 years, teaching at South and Abraham Lincoln Schools.

She was a member of Zwingli United Church of Christ in Monticello, were she served on the Zwingli Church Consistory, president of the Women’s Guild, Ruth Circle and taught Sunday School. She also was a member of the Green County Educators and Great Lake Lighthouse  
Association; served on North Central College Alumni board and received an outstanding Alumni award in 1999. Marilyn also loved to travel, traveling to 35 different countries through her lifetime.

She is survived by her sister, Claire (Ken) Schuetz of Middleton, niece, Molly (Kevin) Pape of Cross Plains, and a nephew, Doug Schuetz, of Wautoma.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and husbands.

Private family graveside services will be held at a later date. Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family.
Memorials may be directed to Zwingli United Church of Christ or the charity of your choice.

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Janis Marie Johnson
age 76, of Monroe, died Monday, December 7, 2020 surrounded by her family. She was born on November 1, 1944 in Monroe, the daughter of Milo H. and Selma M. (Siedschlag) Miller. She graduated from Monroe High School in 1962. Jan married Chester Johnson on December 28, 1972 in Monroe.

Jan worked for United Telephone Company, Lanz Insurance, First National Bank and Trust as well as Kittleson Law Office; and she was instrumental in starting the family business, Badger State Propane. She was a member of Monroe United Methodist Church. She enjoyed bowling, golfing, reading, and spending time with her family, especially her two grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Chester of Monroe; children: Heidi (Daryl) Braun of Oak Creek, WI and Benjamin Johnson of Monroe; grandchildren, Ellise and Brielle; brother, Paul (Cheryl) Miller of Monroe; and sister, Karen (David) Bachman of Canon City, CO. She was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at Martintown Community Church, with Pastor Kevin Cernek officiating. Visitation will be held from 10AM until the time of service on Thursday, at the church. Masks and social distancing will be required. Memorials may be made to the Monroe United Methodist Church or the Slice Arena. 

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Marleah (Prien) Barrett-Booble 
born February 21, 1931 passed away December 8, 2020. Daughter of Ethel (Haessig) and Loyd Prien was born in Monroe, WI. She attended school in Sylvester Township, graduated from Monroe High School in 1948, attended Madison Business College and the University of Wisconsin. She married Delos W. Barrett, Jr. in 1952. They had four sons; David Delos (Peggy Dye), Paul Loyd (Susan Reese). Mark Daniel (Sherri Treuthardt), and James Donavon (Julie Albright). Grandchildren; Jana (Brian) Mitchell, Jessica (Sean) O’Brien, Jacob (Angel) Barrett, Elizabeth (Ryan) Fitzgerald, John Barrett, Matthew, Michael and Taylor Barrett. Great Grandchildren; Declan O’Brien, Aiden O’Brien and Logan Mitchell. 

In 1990 Marleah wed Tom Booble. Marleah was a longtime member of United Methodist Church of Monroe and an Honorary member of Monroe Woman’s Club. She was a devoted Mother and Grandmother and cherished her time with family. She also loved her Cocker Spaniel Buddy who was her constant and dedicated companion for many years. 
Marleah is survived by sons Paul and James; daughter’s-in-law Peggy, Sue, Sherri, Julie; sister-in-law Dolly Prien, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 

She was predeceased by husband Tom Booble, parents Ethel and Loyd Prien, sons David Barrett and Dan Barrett and brother Donavon Prien.

As per her wishes there will be a private family ceremony at a later date. The family wishes to thank the loving homecare workers that were at Marleah’s side for many years at home and thank you to the Pleasant View Staff for their support and dedication to all of those in their care. Thank you to the Hospice staff at Monroe Clinic Hospital especially during this trying time and also to Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home for their compassion in assisting the family. 

Memorials can be sent to a charity of your choice or the Green County Humane Society, N3156 Hwy 81, Monroe WI 53566.

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Betty Ann Albertson
age 88 of Monroe, died Thursday, December 10, 2020 at Monroe Hospice Home. She was born on April 8, 1932 in Monroe, the daughter of Chester and Alice (Nybroten) Johnson. She graduated from Argyle High School in 1950. Betty married Kendall Dean Albertson in 1952 in Dubuque, Iowa. She worked as a nursing assistant at Monroe Hospital for 40 years, retiring in 1994. Betty was a member of Grace Lutheran Church; she enjoyed sewing, gardening and baking.
  
  She is survived by her children: Marie (Paul) Dammen of Monroe, Sandra (David) Beutel of Brodhead, Jeffrey (Kristina) Albertson of Monroe, Diana (Robert) Heitz of Argyle, and Brenda Welty of Monroe. 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Siblings: Kenneth (Bertha) Johnson of Argyle, Adeline Zoeller of Monticello, Robert (Pat) Johnson of Monroe, Sylvia (Bob) Rygh of Beloit and Chester Johnson of Monroe. Grandchildren: Danny, Josh, Lisa, Brandi, Rob, Nick, Sarah, and Christopher: great-grandchildren: Hailey, Ally, Cole, Tillie, Willa, Robert, Addisyn, Charlee, and Levi. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers: Larry, Stanley and David, a sister, Sena in infancy; and sister-in-law, Janis Johnson.
 
  Private memorial services will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, with Pastor John Tabaka officiating. Burial will be in York Cemetery. SHRINER HAGER GOHKE Funeral Home is assisting the family. The family would like to Thank Monroe Clinic Hospice for their care and support. 

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Betty M. (Krebs) Heer
passed away on December 12, 2020, at Monroe Clinic Hospital in Monroe, Wisconsin. She was born on January 29, 1928 in rural Browntown to Robert Sr. and Merle (Gage) Krebs. She attended Rush and Martintown Schools and graduated from Winslow High School in 1945, and later received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education at Platteville State Teacher’s College (known today as University of Wisconsin Platteville). She met the love of her life, David A. Heer, and they were married at Martintown Community Church by Rev. Roy Berg on June 11, 1949.

Betty enjoyed her 11 years teaching in Wisconsin rural schools, including Watson, Blaisdell, Wayne Center, and Rush School. She then taught second grade at Lena-Winslow Schools for 24 years before retiring in 1988.

She and David moved to Monroe in 1990 where they were active volunteers for Habitat for Humanity. Betty volunteered at the Monroe Clinic Hospital, St. Vincent de Paul and Pleasant View Nursing Home; and was also a member of Monroe United Methodist Church, American Legion Auxiliary, Retired Teachers Association of Illinois, Green County Historical Society, Winslow Historical Society, Monroe Senior Center and Monroe Arts Center.

She is survived by two sons, Dennis David (Debra) of Lena, Illinois and Christian Robert (Colleen) of Lawrenceville, Georgia; two grandsons, Collin David (Jennifer) Heer of Coralville, Iowa and Evan James (Kaley Long) Heer of Billings, Montana; and one stepgranddaughter, Christina Newman of Lawrenceville, Georgia. She was proud of all three. Betty was also survived by many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Krebs; mother, Merle (Gage) Krebs; parents-in-law Christian and Ella Heer; husband David A. Heer; three brothers and spouses, Robert Jr. (Marie), Frank (Viola) and Arthur (Donna); sister and spouse Ann (Thomas Miler); brothers-in-law James (Charlotte) Heer, Ralph Heer; John Heer and Robert Knutson; and sisters-in-law Ruth (LaVerne) Nodolf, Genevieve (Kenneth) Olson, Marie (James) Hahn.

Surviving in-laws include Marian Knutson of Platteville, Elizabeth Davies of Lancaster, and Arlene Heer of Fennimore.

Also missed are her favorite cousin Iola “Dolly” Gage Boehm (David) and best friend Joyce Abbott (William).

Her favorite Bible verse is John 3:16 – For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 

Private family services will be held at Saucerman Cemetery with Rev. Dr. Don Kim officiating. A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. A memorial fund is being established in Betty’s name. 

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Myrtle M. Pagel
age 86 of Albany, died Sunday December 13, 2020 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born on January 14, 1934 in Mineral Point, WI, the daughter of Charles and Mary (Harvey) Arndt. Myrtle married Alvin L. Pagel on February 23, 1952 in Mineral Point; he passed away in January of 2010.
 
  Myrtle loved her cats, enjoyed doing crossword puzzles; but her biggest joy was being a stay-at-home mother and raising her family.
  
  She is survived by her sons: Harold Pagel of King, Mike Pagel of Brodhead, Jerry Pagel of Albany, Roger Pagel of Evansville; 4 grandchildren: Becky (Jeremy) Corning of Juda, Kristopher Bell of Janesville, Krystal Pagel of Evansville, Tim Pagel of Evansville and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and son, Fred Pagel.
  
  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on December 17, 2020 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Albany. A visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at the funeral home.

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Dusty Ray Antone Weber
age 30, of rural Gratiot gained his wings on Monday, December 14, 2020. Dusty was born on December 14, 1990 in Darlington, WI. He graduated from Black Hawk High School in 2009 and graduated from Universal Technical Institute for Diesel Mechanics in 2011. Dusty was the owner and founder of Weber Built Performance. He also worked at Reddington Farms and API.

Dusty is survived by his mother, Lori Bordner of Elizabeth, IL and father, Anthony Weber of Darlington, WI. He was also blessed to have a second mother, Connie Weber of Monroe, WI; one brother, Brian (Chloe) Weber; five sisters, Brenda (Donny) MacNaughton, Toni (Edmond) Lilly, Barbara Weber, Kimberly Bordner, and Desaray Bordner; a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles; and special friend, Summer Hollis.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Raymond and Catherine Noble; grandfather, Walter Weber; step-father, James Pline, and his beloved dog, Schmoop. 
Dusty loved being a Diesel Mechanic, if it was broke, he could fix it. Dusty was full of life, always helping his family and friends, and the peacemaker. He saw the positive in any situation. Dusty is loved by many and will be missed by many.

Funeral Services will be held at 1PM on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at the Gratiot Community Center with Pastor Glen Andes officiating. Burial will follow service at Gratiot Methodist Cemetery. 

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 18, 2020 from 4-8 PM at the Gratiot Community Center. Continued visitation will be held from 12PM noon until the time of service on Saturday. 

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Steven Wayne Wirth
age 66 of Monroe, died Friday, December 18, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born on August 28, 1954 in Monroe, the son of John and Edna (Streit) Wirth. He graduated from Monticello High School and MATC, with a Degree in Business and a Journeyman in Tool and Die making. Steven married Susan E. Morse in 1999 at Monroe United Methodist Church. He enjoyed remodeling homes, hunting and fishing. Steven and his wife were partners in a fitness club in New Glarus for several years; he also was a partner in Cork Down Saloon and Campground with his nephew, Mike (Angie) Wirth.
  
  He is survived by his wife, Susan of Monroe; children: Kinley (Kristin) Fish of Bloom City, WI, Nicki (Mike Wirtz) Harding of Monticello, Derrick (Sarah) Fish of Monroe, and Katrina (Craig) Foster of Monticello; 9 grandchildren; siblings: John (Doe Roth) Wirth Jr of Monticello, David Wirth of Monticello, Sue (Brent) Stauffer of Monticello, James Wirth of Ft. Atkinson, WI, and Duane (Jori) Wirth of Monticello; and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Destiny; brother, Ronald Wirth.
  
  Private funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Mary Gafner officiating. Burial will be in Washington Reformation Church Cemetery. A Public visitation will be held Monday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, at the funeral home. A memorial fund will be set up for Monroe Clinic Hospice or Parkinson’s research.

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Robert Leland Heitz II
age 81, of Monroe passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2020 at Azura Memory Care. He was born the son of R. Leland and Edna Mavis (Baumgartner) Heitz on August 1, 1939. His “claim to fame” was being the first baby born at St. Clare Hospital in Monroe. He was a 1957 graduate of Monroe High School. Bob was united in marriage to Judith A. Daly on October 26, 1957 at St. Victor’s Catholic Church.  
Bob worked at Swiss Colony for 28 years, prior to retiring in 2002 he also worked for Frito Lay and Advance Transformer; as well as farming. He was a member of the Monroe Moose Lodge #754, Argyle Rod and Gun Club, and Ducks Unlimited. He was also a longtime member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor’s Catholic Church. 

Bob is survived his wife of 63 years, Judie of Monroe; children, Robert L. (Diana) Heitz III of Argyle and Joseph (Rocio) Heitz of Mission, TX; 8 grandchildren, Josh Jacobs of Monroe, Tracey Coplien of Deforest, Robert L. Heitz IV of Belleville, Ashley Johnson of Ramona, CA, Sarah Dombrowski of Kronenwetter, WI, Kaitlyn Heitz of Clute, TX, Joseph Heitz II, Michael Heitz, and Diego Dominguez-Gongalez all of Mission, TX and Rodrigo Dominguez-Gongalez of Leone, Mexico; great-grandchildren, Alexander Polo and Braxton Gannon both of Deforest, Chloe and Jacob Rice, Caleb and William Johnson all of Ramona, CA, Levi Dombrowski of Kronenwetter, WI, Tillie and Willa Heitz and Robert L. Heitz V all of Belleville, Kyler and Kameron Stalker both of Clute, TX, and Maria Jose and Ana Paula of Leone, Mexico; and sisters, Gloria McGuire of Viroqua and Gail P. (special friend, Gary Partridge) Siebert of Monroe.
He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Laura Coplien.

A Private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor’s Catholic Church with Monsignor Larry Bakke celebrant. Burial will take place in Calvary Cemetery. 
 
A memorial service will be held at a later date. 

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Michael E. Kahl
age 72, of Gratiot, died on Friday, December 25, 2020 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. He was born on November 15, 1948, in Monroe, the son of Lyle and Rosie (Lisser) Kahl. Michael graduated from South Wayne High School in 1966 and from Blackhawk Technical College as a Computer Tech. Michael and Sally McKibben were united in marriage on July 27, 1968 in Darlington.

Mike was employed with Joseph Huber Brewery for 32 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching the Green Bay Packers, small engine repair, working on cars and motorcycles. He also had a fascnation with scratch-off lottery tickets.

He is survived by his wife, Sally; children, Lauranna (Jim) Kahl-Placek of Bend, OR, Tina Kahl of Bruce, WI, Valerie (George) Scott of Crawfordsville, IN, and Mike Kahl of Gratiot; 6 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter in infancy; sister, Donna Phelps; and a brother in infancy. 

Memorial Services will be held at 2:00PM on Friday, January 1, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home in Monroe. 
Visitation will be Friday, from 1:00PM until the time of the service, at the funeral home. 

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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 was 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. 

Memorials may be sent to:
Jeff "Egor" Surrell Memorial Fund
PO Box 622
Monroe, WI 53566
Donna Mae Lee
age 79, of Juda passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at the Monroe Clinic Hospice Home. She was born the daughter of Fredrick and Lillian (Ruef) Buholzer on November 21, 1941 in Monroe. Donna was a graduate of Juda High School. She was united in marriage to Larry David Lee in 1966, together they started their family, and they later divorced. 

Donna worked for Zim’s Cheese/Mid-America Dairymen Inc. in Juda for over 20 years. She later worked at Burger King in Monroe for 10 years. Donna enjoyed the Thursday Senior Citizens Luncheons at the Juda Community Center; she also enjoyed gardening and baking. She will always be remembered for being a generous and thoughtful person.

Donna is survived by her sons, Glen (Stephanie) Lee of Algonquin, IL and Jerry Lee of Juda; two grandchildren, Garrison and Veronica; brother, Peter Buholzer; sister, Kathy Buholzer; sister-in-law, Linda Buholzer; as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter, Dawn; and brother, Roger Buholzer.

A Memorial Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 from 4-6PM at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home. A Graveside Service will be held at Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Juda at a later date. 

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Helen C. Schmid
age 95, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2020. She was born on July 27, 1925, in Mukwonago, WI, the daughter of Arthur and Celeste (Mundschau) McAdams. On September 13 1945, Helen married Ken Schmid. They lived their whole life in and around Monroe through 2017, when they entered memory care at Brookdale Middleton Stonefield.

Helen is survived by her children, Beverly, Conrad (Nancy), Paul (Linda) and Peg (Erwin Bauer) Lyon; grandchildren, Jennifer (Jeff) Dudzik, Ron (Stacy), Eric (Brittany), and Brandon; great grandchildren, Emma, Grayson, Caden, Maryn, Kenley and Cooper; many nieces and nephews; and friends.

Helen's most loved role in her life was being a mom, and she was the best ever. She also had many close friends throughout her life, with whom she shared many close and fun times. She had a very green thumb, and created many beautiful gardens at their homes around Monroe and in Florida. And you could often hear her whistling, whether at home or entertaining a crowd at Cheese Days.

Helen and her husband Ken of 74 years, also loved to travel. While traveling Mom would write detailed journals of their trips. In addition, they took a lot of pictures. You can almost feel like you are with them as you read the journals and look at the pictures. Their first trip took them to Florida in the early 1960’s. They almost had to turn around and come home as Mom was missing her family. Fortunately, they did not turn around and their travels continued. Over the years their travels included cruises, trips to Hawaii, much of Europe, Central America and other sites. Their most enjoyed trips were two trips to Alaska.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ken, on December 23, 2019; son Ronald in Vietnam, infant daughter, Theresa; son-in-law, Michael Lyon; brothers, John, Jerry, and Al; sisters Lorraine, Marion, and Joyce.

No services will be held at this time. 

The family is sincerely grateful for the care and kindness given to Helen by the staff of Brookdale Middleton Stonefield and Agrace HospiceCare.

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Ardelle Jean Sellnow
age 88 of Monroe, died Friday January 1, 2021 at Ascention Hospital in Oshkosh, WI. She was born at home on September 1, 1932 in Browntown, the daughter of Gus and Emma (Zilmer) Monte. Ardelle married Donald Roy Sellnow on October 11, 1950 at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Monroe.

Ardelle’s calling in life was to be a true servant and hard worker, and she certainly accomplished that. Beginning at 14 years of age, she began cleaning homes and working in a department store, and then farming, baking for the sale barn, waitressing, managing a restaurant, and finally after 30 years with Swiss Colony, she retired just a few days before her 80th birthday. She enjoyed listening to music, baking for others, playing cards, polka dancing, and going to the Casino with her husband.

  Ardelle leaves behind to cherish her memory her six grandchildren: Kendra, David, Ryan, Angela, Kara, and Aaron; 14 great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives; also a special family in Texas.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Donald; son, Kenneth Sellnow, daughter, Karen Indergand; brother, Virgil Monte; sisters, Viola Buholzer, Irma Mayer, Retha Dix and Bernice Leck.

  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, January 7, 2021at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, with Pastor Mary Gafner officiating. Burial will be in Saucerman Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 10:00 am until the time of service, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to Meals on Wheels or Monroe Clinic Hospice Home.

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Lovice K. Schmitz
age 63 of Monroe died Sunday, January 3, 2021 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. She was born on July 7, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Leonard and Jeanine (Jarvis) DiCicco. She graduated from Bucks County High School in Pennsylvania. Lovice married Mark P. Schmitz on October 15, 1977 in DesPlains, Illinois. She worked at the Bakery at Swiss Colony for 20 years. She attended Monroe Bible Church, she was a Cub’s fan; Lovice was very creative and enjoyed painting, flowers and gardening. She enjoyed her family and spending time with them.

She is survived by her father, Leonard DiCicco of Woodstock, IL; husband, Mark of Monroe; children: Ruth (Tom) Maurer of Monroe, and son, Mark (Alison) Schmitz Jr. of Tucson, AZ; grandchildren: Rachel Maurer, Caleb, Katelyn, Eli, and Nolan Schmitz; brother, Leonard (Sheryl) DiCicco of Woodstock, IL; sisters: Nancy (Bruce) Koop of McHenry, IL and Katie (James) Karin of Savanh, TX. She was preceded in death by her mother, Jeanine DiCicco and sister, Karen DiCicco.
  
  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, January 8, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, with Pastor Dan Krahenbuhl officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Hawthorne Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until the time of service.

John 3:16 
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.

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James “Jim” Lee Grinnell
age 58, of Monroe passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. Jim was born the son of Nathan Gene and Betty Jane (Vicker) Grinnell on May 23, 1962 in Monroe. He was a 1980 graduate of Monroe High School. Jim was united in marriage to Mary Brown on October 6, 1984; together they had two children.

Jim worked at Kuhn North America in Brodhead and Advance Transformer in Monroe for many years. Jim enjoyed riding motorcycles, especially his Harley Davidson; he also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and restoring cars. Jim was a “handy man” he could build or fix nearly anything. 

Jim is survived by his former wife, Mary Grinnell; children, Megan (Chris) Childers and Jacob (fiancé, Jolene DeNure) Grinnell; one granddaughter, Lillian; father, Nathan Gene (Sandra) Grinnell; sister, Betty Jean (Pat) Metz; brother, Gene (Rita) Grinnell; numerous nephews; as well as many other relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Jane Grinnell.

Private family services will be held at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home with Pastor John Tabaka officiating. Burial will take place in Bethel Hawthorne Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Jacob’s SWAG Foundation, jacobsswag.org or mail to 2222 6th St. Monroe, WI 53566.

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Charles Patrick Hickey
age 68, of Monroe passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. Charles was born the son of Charles J. and Josephine (Becker) Hickey on March 13, 1952 in LaCrosse. He was a graduate of Aquinas High School in LaCrosse. Charles was united in marriage to Brenda Lea Boss on October 23, 1976 at St. John’s United Church of Christ; she preceded him in death on July 5, 2008. 

Charles was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor’s Catholic Church in Monroe. He enjoyed playing cards and Scrabble with his family.  
Charles is survived by his children, Jennifer (Clark) Fox, Christopher (Jennifer) Hickey, Nicholas (fiancé, Megan Anders) Hickey, Thomas Hickey, and John (Jen Holmes) Hickey; six grandchildren, Taylor and Bella Teasdale, Sebastian and Lyncoln Fox, and Madelyn and William Hickey; and two sisters, Margaret (Michael) Hoff and Kathleen (Jesse) Brown.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Brenda; granddaughter, Anya Teasdale; and sister, MaryAnn (Leon) Demorest.

A private family Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor’s Catholic Church and burial at Calvary Cemetery will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Victor’s Catholic Church or a charity of choice. 

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Paul J. Moyer
age 59, of Monroe passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born the son of Gary and Donna (Condor) Moyer on August 9, 1961 in Freeport. Paul was a graduate of Orangeville High School; he attended Marshall University where he earned his Master’s Degree in Teaching. Paul was united in marriage to Regina S. Hicks on November 13, 1987 in Geneva, IL.

Paul worked for Livesey Painting Company in Madison for his entire working career, retiring in 2018. He was also a proud member of the Local Union #802; and taught the apprenticeship program at his work. In his free time Paul enjoyed golfing, fishing, riding motorcycles, and visiting at Baumgartner’s Cheese Store and Tavern, on the square. He attended St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor’s Catholic Church.

Paul is survived by his wife of 33 years, Regina; daughters, Jackie Beach, Kenda (Samuel) Martinez, and Megan Moyer; six grandchildren, Olivia, Peyton, Aiden, Cambree, Caleb, and Landon; mother, Donna (Jerry) Haefner; brothers, Bill (Stacey) Moyer and Rick (Penny) Luy; sisters, Ruth, Beth, and Patty; as well as, many other relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Gary Moyer; daughter, Amber Moyer; twin sister, Paulette, and sister, Ann-Marie in infancy.

Funeral Services will be held at 11AM on Friday, January 15, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Monsignor Larry Bakke as celebrant. Burial will take place at Bethel Hawthorne Cemetery at a later date.

Visitation will be held from 4-7PM on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Paul’s name. 
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Wilma Jean Scott
age 96, of Monroe passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at the Monroe Hospice Home. She was born the daughter of Ott and Opal (Cameron) Satterfield on October 10, 1924 at home in Centralia, IL. 

Her family moved to Tampico, IL in 1938. She attended Mohline Public Nursing School from 1942-1945, earning her nursing degree. Wilma was united in marriage to Fred Howell Scott on February 2, 1946 in Niles, IL. They rented a farm in Yorktown, IL until they moved to Wisconsin March 1, 1959. Wilma worked at St. Clare Hospital for 32 years, retiring in 1992. She continued her nursing service volunteering for hospice from 1993-2011. She was also an active member of Peace Church in Christ in Browntown since 1961. 

Wilma along with her husband, Fred, loved to travel. They visited all 50 states, numerous countries and went on several cruises. She loved to spend time with family, reading, crosswords and watching Jeopardy. 

Wilma is survived by her children, Bruce (Chris) Scott of Browntown,WI, Steve (Mary “Rosie”) Scott Ocala of FL, Debbie (Jeff) Lueck of West Chester, IA, Patty (Loren) Imes of Clinton, WA, and Annette (Wade) Hetrick of Winneconne, WI; 12 grandchildren, Kim (Curt) Ziegal, Holly (Curt) Elmer, Bridgett Scott, Brenda Scott, Kelly (Tony) Tinsman, Eric (Mandy) Lueck, Jeremy (Lori) Lueck, Brian (Carrie) Lueck, Erin Imes, Gavin Imes, Garrett (Anna) Hetrick, Austin Hetrick; 12 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Charles (Donna) Satterfield.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Fred; daughters, Pamela Sue (toddler) and Rebecca Jean in infancy. 

Funeral Services will be held at 11AM on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Peace Church in Christ in Browntown with Pastor Scott Cernek officiating. A private burial will take place at Saucerman Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 10AM until the time of service on Wednesday at the church. 
For those who wish, the service will be live streamed on the Peace Church in Christ Facebook page. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Peace Church in Christ, Browntown, WI or Monroe Clinic Hospice Home. 

Family would like to thank the staff that cared for mom (and us) while she was at Monroe Clinic and Monroe Clinic Hospice Home.

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James “JD” Bechtolt
age 59, of Monroe passed away January 11, 2021 at the Monroe Clinic Hospice Home surrounded by family after a short battle with cancer. He was born on September 22, 1961 in Monroe, the son of Daniel and Doris (Gransee) Bechtolt. He lived in the Monroe area his entire life. Prior to his accident he worked for C&M Fischer and Curran Cheese. He enjoyed nature, sitting by the firepit, bird watching and cooking meals on the grill for his mom.  

He is survived by his mother, Doris Bechtolt of Monroe; his brothers, Scott (Penny), Ervin, Donald (Stephanie), Robert (Alice), and Mark Bechtolt; two sisters, Carol Knox and Lynn (Jeff) Pinker; and special friend, Jackie. He is further survived by two daughters, Candi McCauley and Jessica Ritchie and four grandchildren, Devin, Kayla, Cameron, and Parker.  

He was preceded in death by his father Daniel; and nephew, Jason Bechtolt.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 15, 2021 from 4-6PM at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home. 

Private family services will be held at the funeral home with Randy Krause officiating. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery. 

The family wishes to thank the Monroe Clinic Hospice Home for the wonderful care JD received.

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Thomas B. Bacon
age 73, of Monroe, died on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born on March 22, 1947 in Monroe, the son of Burton and Mary (Garvue) Bacon Jr. Thomas was a 1965 graduate of Monroe High School and a 1969 graduate of U.W. Whitewater. Thomas and Nancy Myre were united in marriage on June 27, 1970 in Wausau.

Thomas was employed as an Insurance agent for New York Life most of his life. He was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Monroe Country Club, Alpine Curling Club, Seven Hills Sky Diving Club and Monroe Lion’s Club.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy of Monroe; son, Andrew (Allison) Bacon of Lodi; daughter, Becky (Mason) Hoeft of Monona; brother, Bill (Fay) Bacon of New Glarus; and grandchildren: Drew, Canyon, Brooklynn Bacon and Sydney and Oliver Hoeft.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Family memorial services will be held at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE funeral home with Chaplain Shirley Kelter officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the Monroe Clinic Hospital ICU and hospital staff for the kindness and excellent care they gave Tom and his family.

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Elaine Helen (Altmann) Henning
age 82 of Monroe, died on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born on July 29, 1938 in Monroe the daughter of William and Helen (Geisberger) Altmann. Elaine was a 1956 graduate of Monroe High School. Elaine and Henry Eugene Henning were married on September 5, 1959 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA, they divorced in 1980.

Elaine was employed with the United Telephone Company, farmed, cooked for CL Swanson, and she did in-home care for elderly care residents at Harmony Manor and Preferred Living.
 
She was a member of the Women of the Moose Chapter #544, Monroe Garden Club, and the Green County Homemakers.
 
She is survived by her daughter, Henrietta (Dudley) Timm of Monroe, brother, Harley (Nancy) Altmann; niece, Malinda (Leo) Happ and nephew, Justin (Ruth) Altmann; grandchildren: Scott, Cory and Eric Timm; cousin, Carol Ellingson and lifetime neighbors and friends, Duane (Kathy) Kubly. She is also survived by special brothers and sisters-in-law, Martha Payne, Joe (Helen) Henning, Rita O’Reilly, Leo (Judy) Henning, Rosemary (Jack) Spiller III, Laverne (John) Maccabee, Bernadette (Gary) Arrant, Aloysius (Becky) Henning, and her special cats, Sammy, Mitty and Schotzee.

She was preceded in death by parents, former husband, Henry Eugene Henning, brothers-in-law, Fidelis (Barb) Henning, Ralph Payne and Earl O’Reilly.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Mary Gafner officiating. Burial will take place at Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 11-1 pm on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at the funeral home until time of Service. 
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established in Elaine’s memory.

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Cheryl L. Gerber
age 64 of Orfordville, formerly of Monroe, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2021 at The Next Inning in Orfordville. She was born on March 5, 1956 in Monroe, the daughter of Dean and Arlenne (Miller) Parker. She graduated from Albany High School in 1974. Cheryl married Wayne F. Gerber on August 1, 1981 in Monroe. She worked as a C.N.A. at Pleasant View Nursing Home and later worked as a Customer Rep for Lands End in Cross Plains. Cheryl was a girl scout leader, Troop #235 in Monroe for many years. She enjoyed crafts and spending time with her family. 
  
  She is survived by her children: Steven Gerber, Ardeana Wallgren, and Bobbi Jo (John Bircher) Gerber, all of Monroe; 8 grandchildren; friend, Wayne Gerber; siblings: Dennis (Mary Ellen) Parker of Albany, Nancy (Wayne) Dengler of Eldridge, Iowa, Milo (Debbie) Parker of New Glarus, Tony (Barb) Parker of Janesville, Bonnie (Louis) Field of Juda, and Lori (Joe) Alberstett of Rock City, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Glenn Parker; son-in-law, Joshua Wallgren; mother and father-in-law, Kathryn and Robert Gerber.
  
  A memorial service will be held at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Albany at a later date. A visitation will be held Saturday from 10:00 am until the time of service.

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Ronald “Ron” B. Strub, Sr.
age 84, of Monroe, passed away on Monday, January 18, 2021 at the Monroe Clinic Hospice Home. He was born the son of Burdette and Nelda (Meyer) Strub on October 14, 1936 in Freeport. He was a graduate of Warren High School, following high school he proudly served in the US Army from 1955-1957. Ron was united in marriage to Marlene “Marty” Purdy on September 29, 1984 in Janesville. 

Ron worked for Continental Grains-Wayne Feeds in Janesville for many years. He loved to travel and enjoyed many cruises with his wife, Marty; as well as going to the casino and tending to his vegetable garden. Ron also enjoyed going for coffee nearly every morning with friends. 

Ron is survived by his wife, Marty of Monroe; children, Rhonda (Ken) Iverson of Dodgeville, Brenda Strub of Monroe, Ronald “BJ” (Tiffany) Strub of Janesville, and Jeremy Strub of Richland Center; four grandchildren, two step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and a sister, Shirley Paxson. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial Services will be held at 11AM on Friday, January 22, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Chaplain Steve Bullock officiating. 

Visitation will be held from 10AM until the time of service on Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established. 

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Karen L. Hogan
age 82, of Monroe passed away on Friday, January 22, 2021 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. She was born the daughter of Francis and Orpha (Moe) Kubly on March 4, 1938 in Monroe. She was a graduate of Monticello High School and UW-Madison, where she earned her degree in education. Karen was united in marriage to William F. Hogan on July 21, 1962; he preceded her in death on April 15, 1987.

Karen was a teacher during her entire working career. In her first years, she taught Spanish in the school districts of Waupun, Blanchardville, and Argyle, and then taught Social Studies and English at St. Victor Elementary School. In 1985, she returned to teaching Spanish at the Monroe High School until her retirement in 2005. Always a hard worker and provider for her family, Karen also worked the switchboard at St. Clare Hospital and later at Sentry, both while teaching.
Helping others was at the core of who Karen was. Whether it was a listening ear, words of wisdom, assistance with a task, she was always available. She was a volunteer and member of the Green County Retired Teachers Association, Monroe Women’s Club, National Historical Cheesemaking Center and Museum, Monroe Arts Center, and Behring Senior Center. She was a long-time member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor’s Catholic Church.

Karen enjoyed going on trips that took her to new places and experiences. Whether on her own or with her significant other, Harry Turner, Sr., she always had a good time seeing what the world had to offer. She also loved baking and cooking a meal for her family as well as setting up beautiful decorations throughout her home for every holiday. She enjoyed many simple joys of life; watching birds at her feeders, playing games on her iPad, learning new things, working on puzzles, watching or listening to mysteries, and going to her exercise classes.

Karen is survived by her significant other, Harry L. Turner, Sr.; two daughters, Julie Frie and Suzanne (Todd) Meier both of Monroe; four grandchildren, Alex (Kelsi) Kennison, Abby (Taylor) Pritzl, Aaron and Vanessa Meier; one great-granddaughter, Evan Marie Kennison; and brother, Jerry (Jeanne) Kubly. She is further survived by nieces, nephews and the Turner family, including Deb (Steve) Broge, Stan (Kay) Turner, Lisa (Mark) Gundlach, John (Sandy) Turner, and Harry (Chris) Turner, Jr. and their families. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Nancy (Bill) Brecklin; parents-in-law, William H. and Alice E. Hogan, and sisters-in-law, Patricia (Del) Davitt and Mary (Jim) Swartout.

A private Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor’s Catholic Church with Monsignor Larry Bakke as celebrant. Burial will take place in Calvary Cemetery. 

For those that wish to take part, the funeral will be livestreamed on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 11:00 AM; the link can be found on the St. Clare of Assisi website: https://www.stclaregreencounty.org/ In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established. 


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