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Roumaine F. Holland Sr.
age 85, of Monroe, died on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at the V.A. Hospital in Madison. He was born on August 24, 1932 in Stockton, Illinois, the son of Paul and Lola (Bunker) Holland. He graduated from Stockton High School in 1950.
He served in the Air Force during the Korean War from 1951 to 1955.
Roumaine married Victoria Galaviz in 1955, in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Roumaine was a dairy farmer in the Argyle area, retiring in 1990. After he retired he worked at Swiss Colony and Prairie Hill Cheese factory.
He is survived by 5 children: Roland (Kendra) Holland of Rincon GA, Roumaine (Kathy) Holland Jr. of New Glarus,, William (Teresa) Holland of Monroe, Daniel (Jody) Holland of Argyle, and Debra Lelle of Monroe; a daughter-in-law, Jill Melland; grandchildren: Jeremi Alexander, Shelly Alexander, Jason (Ginny) Holland, Jaclyn (Brett) Macy, Dennis (Kevin) Holland, Ashley (Jesse) Holland-Donahue, Benjamin Voss, Kathleen Voss, Angela (Tony) Wiemiller, Kelly (Will) Grohler, Brandon (Korin) Beckwith, Daniel (Sarah) Holland II, Brittney (Brett) Newman, Chelsea (Adam) Tillis, Randy (Brooke Adams) Melland, Amanda Melland, Olivia Melland, great-grandchildren: Noah, Emme, Clara, Tanner, Brooklyn, Trevor, Johnny, Liam, Reese, Everly, Jaiden, Bryson, Ainsley, Westley, Landon, Ady, Haddie, Bentley and Madden; 2 brothers: Haldean (Lynn) Holland of Leesburg, FL and Merton (Sharon) Holland of Lena, IL, a sister, Maelinda Bolen of Stockton, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son Randall, daughter, Gloria Doherty; and sisters, Waynette Costello and Madalene Holland in infancy; son-in-law, Thomas Lelle.
Private family services will be held at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home.
age 88, of Browntown, died peacefully on Friday, January 5, 2018 at her home. She was born on October 17, 1929 in Lafayette County, the daughter of Ben and Eveline (Rodebaugh) Goodman. She graduated South Wayne High School in 1947.
Suzanne married John Minder on June 22, 1947 in Browntown. She worked on the farm alongside her husband. She belonged to the Homemakers club, was active in 4-H, taught Sunday school, enjoyed sewing, cross stitch, dancing and reading.
She is survived by her children: Michael (Janet) Minder of Browntown, Dawn (Dale) Hoesly of Monroe, Dian (Jayson) Storts of Madison, Michele (Craig) Meiter of Stillman Valley, IL, and David (Kathy) Minder of Browntown; 13 grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, John; 2 brothers: Sam and Charles Goodman; 3 sisters: Thelma Cary, Audrey Schliem, and Dorothy Webster.
Private graveside services will be held at Saucerman Cemetery at a later date. Memorials can be given in Suzanne’s name to Boys Town.
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age 77 of Monroe, died on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family. Joy was born on October 11, 1943 in Monroe to Everett and Lillian (Berg) Wild. She graduated from Monroe High School in 1961 and married Robert Johnson that same year. She had five sons they raised in Monroe and New Glarus. Joy married Ole Hanson in 1991 and they lived in New Glarus, Madison and Monroe during their 23-year marriage. Joy worked most of her adult life as a Medical Assistant in the St. Clare Hospital Emergency Room, the Monroe Clinic and Group Health in Madison. After retiring, Joy and Ole moved to Monroe. She enjoyed re-connecting with her classmates. After Ole died in 2015, she found a best friend in Nate Farmer. She considered Nate a blessing from God. The family is extremely grateful for Nate’s love and care for her.
Joy volunteered as a Cub Scout den mother, field trip escort, delivering Meals on Wheels and working with the Monroe Garden Club. She served in multiple churches throughout her life as a Sunday School Teacher, meal server, capital campaigns, and council leadership.
Joy loved reading, gardening, country music, garage sales, QVC and dancing. Her favorite activity was planning house re-model projects and decorating. She had great home making skills and made you feel at home.
Joy was widely known as a loving, caring, kind and positive person of strong faith, who daily practiced and shared her spiritual fruits. That love was most evident in her dedication to family; her favorite annual event was the Wild Family reunion. Her self-described, greatest accomplishment and pride and joy were her five sons. She encouraged everyone she interacted with. God called her home after she fulfilled her life purpose of sharing His Love. She is survived by five sons: Jamie (Jean) Johnson of Hudson, WI, Dan (Shelley) Johnson of Marshfield, WI, Randy (Teri) Johnson of Lawson, MO, Michael (Linda) Johnson of Roy, WA, Rob (Lyn) Johnson of Eagan, MN; sister, Vicki (Ralph) Klassy of N. Fond du Lac; brother, Dave (Sue) Wild of Monticello; 11 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins, many friends, and her beloved dog, Lucky.
Memorials are preferred to St. John’s United Church of Christ in Monroe. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, June 25, 2021 at St. John’s United Church of Christ, with Reverend Todd Hackman officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. A visitation will be held Friday from 10:00 am until the time of service, at the church.
Ivan J. Seffrood
age 70, of South Wayne was called home to his Lord and Savior on Friday, March 19, 2021 at his home, surrounded by family. He was born on May 9, 1950 in Monroe, the son of Earl and Alice (Clarke) Seffrood. He attended Porter Grade School and South Wayne High School. Ivan and Dorothy A. Russell were united in marriage on November 7, 1970 at Gratiot United Methodist Church.
Ivan was a longtime farmer in the South Wayne area; he also worked at Monroe Redi-Mix, currently known as Flynn Redi Mix, he also owned and operated IDS Trucking, he drove truck for SSS Farms and later worked at Triangle Truck.
Ivan loved the outdoors; he was an avid fisher and hunter. Family was of the utmost importance to Ivan, and he had a strong bond with his brothers. He enjoyed playing cards with his brothers and friends, as well as watching the Packers, Brewers, NASCAR and stockcar racing. Ivan thoroughly enjoyed attending tractor pulls and local races, he never missed a Friday night race in Darlington. He was an avid country music fan, and attended numerous concerts with Dorothy. Ivan was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in South Wayne.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Dorothy Seffrood; children, Beverly (Scott) Foley of Browntown and Chad Seffrood of Mesa, AZ; grandson, Joshua Foley; siblings, Wesley (Rose) Seffrood, Mert (Calvin) Melland, Emil (Shirley) Seffrood, Ed (Shirley) Seffrood and Gary (Linda) Seffrood; sisters-in-law, Carol and Pat Seffrood; and many loving nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; mother-in-law, Kathleen Russell; infant son, Theodore James Seffrood; brothers, LeRoy & Elton; and infant grandson, Noah Lee Foley.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will follow service in Union Cemetery in South Wayne.
Visitation will be held on Thursday from 10:00 AM until the time of service, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Ivan’s memory.
Betty Jane Pettengell
age 91, formerly of Mineral Point passed away quietly on Monday, March 22, 2021 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. Betty was born Betty Jane Golz on September 3, 1929 in Milwaukee.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Vern and Hildegard (Mueller) Golz; husband, Harold “Red” Pettengell; her two sons, Richard and Donald Colburn; and her brother, Vern Golz.
Betty is survived by her 4 daughters, Patricia Colburn, Green Valley, AZ, Penny (Richard Smith) McGuire, Rockford, IL, Mary Lynn (Dan Darrow) Pettengell, Mineral Point, and Terrie (Thomas) Disch, Brodhead; 9 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and brother, Wayne (Lori) Golz.
Betty was an avid golfer and bowler, and participated in leagues for many years. She loved to travel; more recently she enjoyed her old westerns, reading her mysteries, doing her puzzles, and taking long drives.
Private family services will be held. The family would like to give special thanks to LauAnn Harmel and all the staff at Collinwood Memory Care for their kind and compassionate care of their mother.
Cody James Martin
age 27, of Monroe passed away on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. He was born the son of Calvin and Tammy (Yell) Martin, Sr. on October 3, 1993 in Madison. Cody was a 2012 graduate of Juda High School. After high school Cody joined the Army National Guard, where he proudly served and volunteered his time, and also learned to weld.
Cody was currently working for Schultz’s Inter-State Ag Service. He enjoyed being a part of several league activities including: sand volleyball, softball, pool, and steel darts. He also liked to hunt and fish. Cody especially enjoyed being with friends and family.
He will be dearly remembered for his big heart, hugs, and his “I love you’s”; as well as, his willingness to drop everything to be there for those he cared about. Cody also had a great sense of humor, and was always cracking jokes; he took fun-filled joy in “roasting” people.
Cody is survived by his significant other, Maryn Walters and their daughter, Penelope; parents, Tammy (Charlie) Worm and Calvin Martin, Sr.; siblings, Candace (Jeremie) Klaas, Calvin (Abigail) Martin, Jr., and Celine (Jason) Andes; nieces and nephews, Kalan, Brooklyn, Beau, Espn, Conrad, Sterling, Gideon, and one more expected in June; paternal grandmother, Dorothy Martin; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives, and numerous friends.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Michael Yell and Esta Bell; paternal grandfather, Larry Martin; and uncles, Michael Yell and James Martin, in infancy.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER GOHKLE Funeral Home with Pastor Glenn Andes officiating. Burial will take place following the service in Saucerman Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Monday, April 5, 2021 from 5:00-8:00 PM at the funeral home.
A Celebration of Cody’s life will also be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family, to be help in the support of Maryn and Penelope.
Cody's service will also be live streamed on Tuesday at 11AM at the link below:
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age 81 of Monroe, died Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Azura Memory Care. She was born on April 16, 1939 in Milford, Illinois, the daughter of Russell and Gladys (Callahan) Schuringa. She attended McHenry, IL school systems.
Joanne married Robert H. Kegebein Sr. on March 2, 1968 in Crystal Lake, Illinois. She farmed with her husband and loved to bake; having her own business making wedding cakes. She was a member of Monroe Bible Church.
Joanne was a social butterfly and enjoyed spending time with family and friends; she also enjoyed gardening and crafts.
She is survived by her children: Richard (Mary) Rehberg of Green Bay, Ronald (Kathy) Rehberg of Grand Junction, CO, Robert (Jackie) Kegebein, Jr. of Onalaska, Lori (Rob) Rehberg-Suda of Janesville, Jodi Kegebein, Sandra Kegebein, and Patricia Kegebein, all of Monroe; 12 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; brother, Charles (Sue) Schuringa of Monroe; sisters: Janet (Wayne) Frantz of McHenry, IL, Carol Toussaint of Johnsberg, IL, Sheila (Doug) McDougall of McHenry, IL, Shirley (Brent) McDougall of Fulton, KS, and Valerie (Chuck) Jacques of Fox River Grove, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, Edward Schuringa, and sister, Mildred Kulin.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, April 12, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Dan Krahenbuhl officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. A visitation will be held from 10:00 am until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Joanne’s name, made to: Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin.
For those unable to attend but still wish to view the service for Joanne, the webcast will take place on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the link below.
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George R. Kjelland
age 70, of Brodhead passed away on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at his home. He was born the son of George and Lois (Kratz) Kjelland on December 25, 1950 in Monroe. George was united in marriage to Lynette K. Brugger on October 15, 1977 in Monroe.
George is survived by his wife, Lynette; children, Tashana (granddaughter, Adelyn), Paul, and Andrew; and siblings, Kristen Klemme, James Kjelland, and Janet Kjelland. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, David Kjelland.
Per George’s wishes no formal service will be held.
Lorraine D. Neuberger
age 94, of Monroe, died on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. Private family services will be held.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to: St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Brodhead.
A special thank you goes to the staff at Pleasant View Nursing Home for their compassionate care.
Keith R. Friske
age 55 of Monroe, died Monday, April 19, 2021 at his home. He was born on June 29, 1965 in Monroe, the son of Ronald and Rena (Richardson) Friske; Keith’s father died when he was one year old, his mother married Richard “Dick” Young and together they raised their families. He graduated from Monroe High School in 1983 and attended Blackhawk Technical College’s Electrical program.
Keith married Tammy Bergum on April 30, 1992 in Maui, Hawaii. Keith was an electrician, and owned his own business, K & T Electric Company for 15 years, then he went to work for Green County Electric. He was a member of the Electrical Union Assoc.; he enjoyed going to the Casino, hunting and camping, where he was the fire marshal.
He is survived by his wife, Tammy of Monroe; mother, Rena Young of Monroe; siblings Peggy (Brian) Matzke, Mike (Kari) Young, Larry (Pam) Young, Tim (Kris) Young, Kim Friske, Kelli (Jeff) Bauman, Kevin (Malinda) Friske, Ann (Tim) Kreeger, Cory (Cindy) Young, Kristi (Jeff) Schleis; sister-in-law, Julie Young; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins; brother-in-law, Terry Bergum; sister-in-law, Linda (Tim) Williams. Keith and Tammy had a second family, The Monroe Clinic Family, headed up by Dr. Rana.
He was preceded in death by his fathers, grandparents, brother, Pete; mother and father-in-law, Chester and Eulalia “Corky” Bergum; sister-in-law, Janet Bergum; and nephew, Timothy Williams Jr.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Saturday, April 24, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. A visitation will be held Friday from 4 to 7 pm and Saturday from 9:30 till the time of service, all at the funeral home. The family has requested everyone wear casual attire.
Lila (Schneider) Reinking
age 89, passed away peacefully on February 5, 2021 at Touchmark Assisted Living in Appleton, WI. She was born on February 19, 1931, in New Glarus, WI and was the oldest child of the late Louisa and Oswald Schneider. After graduating from New Glarus High School, she married Don Reinking on October 21, 1950 at the Swiss United Church of Christ in New Glarus. They made their home in Monroe where she worked for Eagle Foods, later known as Pick ‘N Save, for many years, retiring in 1995. She was an avid bowler and baker, and enjoyed camping, traveling, and time with her family, friends, and especially her grandchildren. She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Monroe.
Survivors include two daughters: Barbara Moran (Cary) Milwaukee, and Kathy Reinking-Hermsen (Steve) Appleton; two cherished granddaughters, Mikayla Hermsen and Katelyn Hermsen; a brother, Ron Schneider, New Glarus, and a sister, Janet Blanc, Monroe. Lila was preceded in death by her parents and husband of 66 years, Don.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home, 1455 Mansion Drive in Monroe on Saturday, May 1, 2021. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service. A private burial will take place at Greenwood Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the many friends and family members that visited her in Appleton, along with the staff at Touchmark Viceroy Neighborhood in Appleton, for their excellent care, kindness, and compassion. They would also like to thank the staff of Heartland Hospice for their support and attention to Lila in the final years of her life.
Milo F. Whitehead
age 82 of Monroe passed away Friday, April 23, 2021 at Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born on October 10. 1938 in Winslow, Illinois, the son of Maurice and Anna (Clark) Whitehead. He graduated from Brodhead High School in 1957. Milo married Barbara K. Leuzinger on January 17, 1960 in Monticello. He was a truck driver for several different companies, retiring from Allied Motor System in 2003. He was a member of St. Johns United Church of Christ, Loyal Order of the Moose, he enjoyed camping, bowling and occasionally golfing. Milo also served in the National Guard. He enjoyed his Harley Davidson and loved to go for rides.
He is survived by his wife Barbara of 61 years; daughters, Marcy (Steve Kubly) Hunt of Monroe and Jolene (Jim Teach) Whitehead of Monroe; 4 grandchildren: Kira Cowan, Christina Strait, Kari (Rick) Cook and Melissa Leu; 6 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers: Rodney, Stanley, and Wendell; a sister, Clara Waelti.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Friday, April 30, 2021 at St. John’s United Church of Christ with Reverend Todd Hackman officiating. Burial will take place in Greenwood cemetery. A visitation will be held Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home. Memorials may be given in Milo’s name to either Moose Heart or Moose Haven.
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Anna Mae Elaine Hefty Lindsay Gibbons
passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, April 30, 2021, surrounded by her daughters, Kay, Kathy, and Karen. She was 96 years old.
Anna Mae was born in Belleville WI, on May 7, 1924, to Gustave Hefty and Clara Grossenbacher. She graduated from Monticello High School in 1941.
Anna Mae was blessed with a large and loving family. In 1946, she married Ralph E. Lindsay and they had four children together, who she raised with patience, discipline, and humility. Sadly, Ralph was tragically killed in a car accident in 1963; she found love again with Edward Gibbons to whom she was married to for 37 years until his death in 2005.
Anna Mae wore many hats in her lifetime- laundress, waitress, engineer, homemaker, gardener, wife, sister, mother, daughter, and friend. She was an exemplary matriarch, always leading by example and instilling the key values of resilience, discipline and grace. Anna Mae always honored her obligations, working hard, helping others and she was sustained by her faith when she became a young widower with four children. She embraced life's challenges with great success. During World War II, Anna Mae worked in Akron, OH, fixing war planes; she excelled at it.
Anna Mae was very disciplined and always kept to her daily routine; her commitment to daily exercise and a healthy diet contributed to her good health in her final decades of life, allowing her to drive and live on her own until Christmas of 2020.
Anna Mae is survived by her four children, Kay (Paul) Urban, Kathy (Perry) Whitaker, Keith (Delores) Lindsay, and Karen (Steve) Swenson, step-children, Marla Gibbons, Marna Gibbons Starr and Gail Gibbons, 20 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her three siblings, husbands, Ralph Lindsay and Edward Gibbons, grandchildren, Joshua Lindsay, Heather Urban and great-grandchild, Joe Wyss.
Funeral Services will take place at Grace Lutheran Church, 1025 15th Ave, Monroe, WI, on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 11:00am. A visitation will be held at 9:30am until the time of service, officiated by Pastor John Tabaka. Anna Mae will be buried at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to The Monroe Clinic Hospice or Grace Lutheran Church.
Andy Lee Neeley
age 52, of Evansville passed away on Monday, May 3, 2021 at Mercy Hospital in Janesville. He was born the son of Melvin and Sylvia (Dentino) Neeley on September 6, 1968 in Monroe. Andy was united in marriage to Alicia K. Ingalls on July 5, 1998 in Las Vegas.
Andy was an over-the-road truck driver, having owned and operated his own semi which he affectionately named Lil’ Guy Trucking, after his dog. He was currently leased with Pope Trucking in Whitewater; and had previously worked with Klemm Tank Lines. Andy enjoyed riding his Harley with his wife, Alicia; he also liked to go camping, fishing, four-wheeling, and playing cards. He was known as a good mechanic, he enjoyed fixing things, even if he was the one to break it.
Family time was extremely important to Andy, as he was gone a lot for work. He made the most of his time at home with friends and family, he will be remembered as a great talker and storyteller.
Andy is survived by his wife, Alicia Neeley of Evansville; his mother, Sylvia Neeley of Monroe; daughters, Devin (Zachary) Blay-Stahl of Beloit and Josie Neeley of Orfordville; 3 grandchildren, Kingston, Oakleigh, and HarmonyRose; brothers, Mark (Tina) Neeley, Adam (Denise) Neeley, and Eric (Julie) Neeley; sisters, Amy Neeley, Carol (Gary) Campbell, Penny (Damian) Dunlavey, Holly (Steve) McGaw, Polly (Clayton) Tankersley, Dixie (Kurk) Hovland; and Jill Neeley; and his dog, Ford.
He was preceded in death by his father; and uncle, Billy Neeley.
Funeral services will be held at 12PM Noon on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating.
Visitation will be held on Saturday from 10AM until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will follow service in Ebenezer Cemetery near Fennimore.
Norman Jay Wells
age 54, of Monroe, died on Monday, May 3, 2021 unexpectedly in his sleep. He was born on September 9, 1966 in Monroe, the son of Jean Abegglen.
Norman was a huge John Wayne fan, was an avid sports enthusiast, Chicago Cubs, Bears and the Bulls; but his greatest joy was being grandpa. He was an avid reader and enjoyed reading and learning about history and U.S. wars.
Norman and Vicki opened their home as a sanctuary for anyone in need. They never judged anyone’s situation, they would simply open their heart and home to lend a helping hand.
He is survived by his significant other, Vicki of Monroe; children: Amanda (fiancé, Mickey Vaade) Wells, Wendy (Justin Eicher) Wells, Ian Wells, Casey (fiancé, Matthew Thompson) Wells all of Monroe; grandchildren, Terry, Dontae, Taleaha, Matty and first granddaughter, Melody expected in August.
Norman was preceded in death by his mother, and his younger brother, Terry Lee Wells.
Memorial services will be 12:00 Noon, Saturday, May 15, 2021 at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE Funeral Home. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be Saturday May 15th from 10:00AM until time of service. Everyone is welcome to gather with the family following the service at Leisure Lanes starting at 2:00PM.
Carol Jean Tourdot
age 83, of Monroe passed away on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at The Monroe Clinic Hospital. She was born the daughter of Roy and Elizabeth (Tipple) Cross on May 20, 1937 in Madison. She was a graduate of Wisconsin High School in Madison and furthered her education at Hamlin University in Minnesota. Carol was united in marriage to Robert O. Tourdot on October 26, 1957 in Madison; he preceded her in death in 2007.
Carol dedicated 42 years to Chalet Cheese Factory, having just retired in April 2020. She was a longtime member of Monroe United Methodist Church, where she enjoyed singing in the choir and playing hand-bells. In her younger years she was an avid softball player and pitcher in the Waunakee area. Carol was an avid sports enthusiast and enjoyed watching “her crush” Roger Federer. She also loved camping, bowling, collecting MnM memorabilia, and decorating for Christmas with many lights; a tradition she took over when Robert passed away.
Carol is survived by her children, Roger (Betty) Tourdot of Rochelle, IL, Ron (Molly) Tourdot, Renee (Frank) Pivonka both of Monroe, and Jeanne (Gary) Scace of Monticello; 11 grandchildren, BreAnne (Zac) Halloran, Joey (Melissa) Tourdot, Matt (Allison) Tourdot, Brittany (Jake) Delano, Becky (Josh) Schacht, Cody (Suzanne Chacon) Tourdot, Nigel (fiancé, Destany Calma-Birling), Brock (Beth) Blum, Chris (Mary) Blum, Derek Blum, and Dallas Tourdot; and 12 great-grandchildren, Maggie, Myla, Lylah, Gunner, Irelin, Tommy, Bobby, Tyler, Hunter, Ryley, Landon, and Laylah; as well as many extended relatives and dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, and sister, Mary Ellen (Joe) Meuer.
Funeral Services will be held at 11AM on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Don Kim officiating. Burial will take place following service in Benkert-Bushnell Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Monday, May 10, 2021 from 4-7PM, continued visitation will be held on Tuesday from 10AM until the time of service, at the funeral home.
Betty Jean Dunlavey
age 79, passed away on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at her home. She was born the daughter of Clarence and Gladys (Broege) Boeck in Monroe. She attended Belleville schools. Betty was united in marriage to Robert J. Dunlavey on February 27, 1960 in Belleville; he preceded her death on April 20, 2020.
Betty worked for Oaktron Industries, later known as MiTek, for many years. When her children were young Betty served as a Den Leader for the Boy Scouts and helped with 4-H activities. She enjoyed painting ceramics, attending craft shows, and fishing.
Betty is survived by her children, Doreen (Randy) Babler of Monroe, David (Karri) Dunlavey of Mineral Ridge, OH, Kim (Gary) Schwartzlow and Daniel Dunlavey both of Monroe; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; siblings, Martha (Mike) Funk, Larry Boeck, Linda (Steve) Pernot; and sisters-in-law, Karen Dunlavey and Joanne Boeck; and many nieces and nephews.
She preceded in death by her parents; husband; siblings, Frederick Boeck and Barbara Neuenschwander.
Funeral Services will be held at 11AM on Friday, May 14, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with
Pastor Mary Gafner officiating. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from on Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 4-7PM, at the funeral home.
A public Celebration of Robert’s Life will also be held following Betty’s service at his daughter, Kim’s house 1712 23rd Ave. Monroe.
Gail L. Svendsen
age 56 of Monroe, died peacefully Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Community Living Home in Monroe, surrounded by her family, after a four year battle with dementia. She was born on August 12, 1964 in Monroe, the daughter of Don and Stella (Boss) Svendsen. She attended South Wayne High School. Gail married Mark Wenger in 1980 in Monroe.
She worked for several cheese factories, was a cook at Dairy Queen and also owned her own cleaning business. She enjoyed many different things, photography, dancing, was part of a bowling league at Leisure Lanes, she loved to decorate her kitchen with apples, going to Yellowstone Lake, garage sales, bingo, and loved to sing – especially in the car.
She is survived by her father, Don Svendsen of Browntown; children: Brandon Wenger of Monroe, Rebecca (Luis Varela) Wenger of Johnson Creek, Brent Wenger, Braiden (Jose) Garcia, and Brayle (Genna) Svendsen, all of Monroe; 12 grandchildren; siblings: Donny (Bonnie) Svendsen, Cynthia Svendsen, Terry (Marie) Svendsen, Mickey Strothman, Tammy Strothman, Norma Johnson, Stella (Jim) Cosek, and Lewis Coulthardt; sisters-in-law: Joyce Voegeli and Connie Strothman.
She was preceded in death by her mother, brothers: Albert, Stanley, and Norman.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11:00 am at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Sarah Mae Gabuyo officiating. Burial will be in Saucerman Cemetery.
A visitation will be held Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the funeral home.
Hunter Jeffery Harrison
age 18, of Juda passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, May 12, 2021. He was born the son of Jeffrey and Calli (Stingley) Harrison on February 2, 2003. Hunter would have been a 2021 graduate of Monroe High School.
Hunter loved to play baseball and softball. He had a close circle of good friends and enjoyed spending much of his time with them. He also liked “picking-on” his younger sister.
Hunter is survived by his parents, Calli (Doug) Baum and Jeff (Jackie Siegel) Harrison; siblings, Kirsten Harrison, Skyler (Kylea Ambrose) Stingley, Alexis (Bret Riese) Stingley, Nick (Grace Pichler) Baum, and Dakota Baum; nieces and nephews, Tenley, Brexley, Bryson, and Kinsley; as well as many extended relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Bruce and Elaine Harrison; and sister, Natalee Baum.
Funeral Services will be held at 11AM on Monday, May 17, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 16, 2021 from 2-5PM at the funeral home.
Hunter's service will also be able to be seen on live stream through the link below:
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Lois Caroline Glessner
age 85, died Friday, May 21, 2021, at Pleasant View Nursing Home, following a 10-year battle with Alzheimer’s and physical complications. She was born May 17, 1936, in Sublette, IL, the daughter of Ethel (Scharf) and Ray Moritz. Her schooling was at a one-room rural school and high school at Dixon, IL.
She married her high school sweetheart, Jim Glessner, Aug. 7, 1955 in Dixon, and was proud of her three children, four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. She was chief floral designer at Clayton’s Floral in Dixon; Rosa Floral in Monroe, Sentry in Monroe, and she was also a dietary cook at (the then) Monroe Manor for many years before her retirement. She and Jim had celebrated 65 years of marriage.
She was known for her gardening skills, and for her English Cottage Garden at the Glessner residence in Monroe. Her floral arranging skills were well known and her home reflected her love of flowers.
She had a connection to U.S. history, tracing her ancestry back to the Lewis family of the legendary Lewis and Clark Expedition.
She is survived by her husband, Jim; children, Greg (Barb) of Evansville, Mark of Casper, WY, and Linda (Curt) Dickson of Monroe; grandchildren, Erika (Brett) Gassman of Pecatonica, IL, David (Melissa) Dickson of Monroe, Jaime and Zach Glessner both of Evansville; great-grandchildren, Jordan and Addie Gassman of Pecatonica, IL, and Keegan and Dawson Dickson of Monroe; and several nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parent; two brothers, and a favorite aunt, Audrey (Scharf) Porter.
Private family services will be held following cremation at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home. Private inurnment at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Dixon, IL will follow at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials for maintenance of the Pleasant View floral gardens may be directed to Friends of Pleasant View, P.O. Box 768, Monroe, WI 53566.
Charles “Chuck” David Polus
age 66, of Monroe passed away on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at his home. He was born the son of Charles J. and Mary (Zitnik) Polus on April 22, 1955 in Chicago. He was a graduate of St. Ignatius High School in Chicago; he furthered his education at Columbia College where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in radio broadcasting. Chuck was also an intern at CBS while he was in college as an administrative assistant for Bob and Betty Sanders.
Chuck relocated to Monroe in the late 1970’s where he took a position with WEKZ, he brought the news to the Monroe community until 2014. He then became a part of the Swiss Colony family part-time from 2015 until the time of his passing.
Chuck will be dearly missed by his sister, Joan (Ralph) Milos; and fondly remembered as a loving uncle to, Jennifer Milos, AmyLynn (Jeff) Kucera, and Jessica Milos-Moore; and great-nephews, Parker, Carson, and Raylan.
Private family services will be held at a later date, burial will take place in Calvary Cemetery.
Sharon Kay (Coplien) Schmid
passed away at the Pleasant View Nursing Home on June 2, 2021. Sharon was born to Leone (Loeffel) Coplien and Ervin Coplien on August 1, 1942 in Monroe, WI. She grew up in Albany working on the family farm and graduated from Albany High School in 1960 where she enjoyed being involved in music among other activities. She married John Schmid of Monticello on December 29, 1962; she was a proud Air Force wife as John served our country for 22 years. During her time with John in the military, she was a stay at home mom and served as president of the NCO Wives Club where she was active with the other wives of those that served in the military. Upon John’s retirement, they moved to Albany where Sharon worked for the Swiss Colony and the Monroe Clinic. She cherished the time she spent working and had wonderful co-workers that became friends. Sharon also loved her camping group, “On the Road Again” where she made lifelong friends and many memories; she loved to camp and travel to Texas in the winter months.
Sharon and John have 2 daughters, Deena of Gratiot and Danelle (Todd) of Boscobel - she loved her family dearly and enjoyed their accomplishments. Along with her beloved daughters is her grandson, Tucker, whom she truly adored and would do anything for; he loved grandma’s back scratches and being spoiled by her. Sharon was also blessed with bonus grandchildren: Nate, Emma, Aiden, Kaden, and Peyton.
Sharon was diagnosed with cancer in December of 2020 and sadly succumbed to her illness within 6 months. Even amidst the medical appointments and failing body, she kept her faith, and was at peace in the final moments she had on this earth.
Sharon was preceded in death by her parents and survived by her husband, children, grandchildren, her Uncle Harvey (Susan) Loeffel of Monroe, her sister-in-law, Marilyn Kubly-Schmid of Monroe, her nieces, Kathy and JoGena, and many beloved cousins.
Serving the family is the Shriner Hager-Gohlke funeral home where a visitation will be held on June 7, 2021 at 10:00am followed by a short service at 11:30; Jeff Ditzenberger will be officiating and supporting the family. Burial will take place in Highland Cemetery in Monticello.
Sharon had interest in many things so memorials will be made in her name to the Monroe Clinic Foundation, her church, and because she loved cocker spaniels, the Shorewood Cocker Spaniel Rescue. Sharon and her family are truly grateful for the wonderful care she received at the Monroe Clinic and the Pleasant View Nursing Home.
Ruth L. Beckman, R.N.
of Albany died Thursday June 3, 2021. She was the daughter of William and Pauline (Ahrens) Beckman. She was born in Dundee, Illinois. Ruth was raised and educated in Elgin, Illinois. She was united in marriage to Donald E. Schultz; together they had two children Ann Marie and Brian Craig Schultz. Ruth was a registered nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin, IL and Delnor Hospital in St. Charles, IL; she was also the parish nurse for St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Ruth was an active community person, who volunteered most of her time to help others.
Ruth is survived by her son, Brian (Mardi) Schultz; grandson, Will (Michelle) Schultz and their children, Shelby (Wade) Stanley, Madeline Schultz, and Samantha Schultz; and granddaughter, Kelly Marie (Roger) Smith and their children, Ashley, Jacob, and Allison Smith; brother, William (Sherry) Beckman of MT; sister-in-law, Mary Beckman; and many nieces and nephews.
She was proceeded in death by her parents; daughter, Ann Marie; sisters, Fern (Bill) Schewe and Lois (Bob) Real; and brother, David Beckman.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 2pm on Sunday June 6, 2021 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Albany with Father Mick Moon as celebrant. Burial will take place in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Elgin, IL at a later date.
Visitation will be held on Sunday from 1pm until the time of service at the church. Memorials may be made to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church or Albany Historical Society.
Delbert J. Kundert
age 96, of Monroe passed away on June 3, 2021 at his home at St. John’s Garden Apartments. He was born October 16, 1924 in Monroe to Fred and Ella (Rothenbuehler) Kundert. He attended Blackford Country School and Monroe High School. He lived on the home farm in Jordan Township from birth and then purchased the farm from his parents after his marriage to Gudrun Lien in 1945. They farmed there 26 years. He retired from farming and worked for Green County Soil Conservation as a soil technician for 20 years. He was named the Outstanding Land Conservation Employee for 1987 during the annual meeting of the Wisconsin Association of Land Conservation Employers. He was one of the first landowners in the county to apply conservation practices on his farm.
He worked for Doral Johnson driving cab for five years and when Doral retired, he worked for Monroe Truck for ten years and retired at the age of 83.
He was a confirmed member of St. John’s United Church of Christ and an active member of the Moose Lodge #754 for many years. His genuine concern for others, his passion to help out wherever needed, and his pleasant good-natured personality earned him many good friends throughout the years.
He was a sport enthusiast, playing slow pitch and loved attending ball games, especially when his children and grandchildren played. He enjoyed playing Euchre with his friends.
Delbert and Gudrun were blessed with two sons, Larry (Dianne) Kundert, John A (Jean) Kundert, two daughters Marcia (Dennis) Davis, JoAnn (Andrew) Eberle. They also have 11 grandchildren, Michelle (Fred) Kelley, Joe (special friend, Kim) Kundert, Brent (Kim) Kundert, Robin (Brett) Apold, Russell (Susan) Davis, Daniel (Tami) Eberle, Andrea (Robert) Jenson, Ryan (Christine) Eberle, Jason (Mandy) Kundert, Jeff (Amy) Kundert, Jim (Diana) Kundert, and 17 great grandchildren.
He was proceeded in death by his parents; his daughter, Marcia Davis; and brothers, Roy and Arlie Kundert. He is survived by his wife, Gudrun; and three children, Larry (Dianne) Kundert, John A (Jean) Kundert, JoAnn (Andrew) Eberle; sisters-in-law, Eldora Kundert, Gunvar Haesler, Alice Voegeli, brother-in-law, Clair (JoAnn) Lien; as well as all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
A Private Family Funeral Service will be held. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Delbert's name.
Evelyn (Vos) Griffith
B Dec 16, 1928 – D June 6, 2021
Evelyn was born to Peter and Dora Vos in Morrison, Illinois. She was one of five children. She married Lee Griffith in October 1949. They had five children, one of whom died shortly after birth. They raised their family in Sterling, Illinois.
She grew up in the Depression and World War II. That made an impact on her. She told stories of homeless people getting handouts from her father at the back door. One did not waste food then or in Evelyn’s home. As a young girl she would rise early and join her Dad on his job delivering coal in the winter and ice in the summer. She always felt closer to her father as a result of those times together.
She also said that raising young children and having her babies around was one of the best times of her life. Our parents were golfers for many years. Mom went on to win trophies in ladies tournaments. Dad might have been a little jealous of those trophies because he did not win any. When they retired to Florida as so many did, they enjoyed traveling. Among their trips were cruises to Alaska, the Caribbean, Central and South America through Panama Canal and land trips to Canada and the Dominican Republic. They had a good retirement.
She was predeceased by her parents, husband, Lee (2009), daughter, Marilyn, (1952), and four siblings, Pauline Wilkins, Faye Vos, Dwayne Vos, Lorraine Dykema, and beloved dog, Ozzie.
She is survived by sons, Michael Griffith (Sheryl Hutchinson) of Rockford, IL, Steven Griffith (Teresa) of Conyers, GA, Jeff Griffith (Nancy Mills) of Covington GA. and daughter, Lisa Allison (Rick) of Monroe, WI., and brother-in-law, Tom Griffith. She leaves eight grandchildren – Melissa (Matt) Mills, Nathan (Mina) Griffith, Jacob (Gina) Kirkland, Hannah (Steve) Bergum, Allison Griffith, Katie Griffith, Tyler Griffith, Olivia Griffith, Melissa (Jay) Humes and ten great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A private family service will be held. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.
An autobiographical interview with Evelyn is available on You Tube at: <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSVxr-faVV4>
Delmar Duane Zettle
age 90, of Monroe passed away on Sunday, June 13, 2021 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. He was born the son of Clinton and Pearl Zettle on April 12, 1931 in Oneco Township. He graduated 8th grade from a rural country school. Delmar was united in marriage to Virginia R. Zettle on December 22, 1951.
Delmar started farming after he finished school and continued until 1995, when he and Virginia moved to Monroe. He loved playing cards, especially bid Euchre; and he was a John Deere enthusiast. Delmar was a member of the Zion United Methodist Church in Juda and the Stateline Square Dancers.
Delmar is survived by his wife of nearly 70 years, Virginia; two sons, Brian (Kim) Zettle of Juda and Brad (Lisa) Zettle of Monroe; four grandchildren, Tess and Bryce Zettle, Bailey (Luke) Miller, and Brayden Zettle; brothers, Clinton and Dwight (Rosella) Zettle; and sister, Karen (Frank) Schultz.
He was preceded in death by his parents; foster brother, Wayne Zettle and brother, Ivan Zettle in infancy.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:30AM on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Kelly Jahn officiating. Burial will follow service in the Staver Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Thursday from 10:00AM until the time of service, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Delmar’s name.
Irvin James Bartels
age 77, of Monroe passed away on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born the son of John and Ann (McKillip) Bartels on May 31, 1944 in Monroe. He spent all of his childhood growing up on a farm. His family moved several times, Irvin attended 13 different schools; he was a graduate of Monroe High School. He furthered his education by completing the UW Short Course. Irvin was united in marriage to Constance “Connie” Gale on August 17, 1968 in Rock Falls, IL. In his mid-twenties he decided to pursue other opportunities, after being employed at the steel mill in Sterling, IL for a number of years, they decided to move to Wisconsin to become dairy farmers. Their love of farming kept them both here for the remainder of what was yet to come.
While living out his dream on the farm, they were blessed with four children. While farming with his family, he had the desire to become more involved with the community. That led to his 15 years of service on the Juda Fire Department, and also 8 years on the Juda School Board. He also played a strong role in forming the Monroe Rural Fire Department; where he was considered an Honorary Member. He was also a member of the Monroe Moose Lodge #754 and enjoyed being part of a bowling league and having a few Bud Lights.
After making the decision to remove himself from his dream of farming, he decided to start his own sandblasting/painting business; his business has grown throughout the years to become very well known in the area, with his youngest son taking the reins. Having his son take over allowed Irvin to concentrate on his wife, kids, family, and enjoying life to the fullest. He never complained about the difficulties that were presented to him and his family. He always had a positive attitude and thought “life was good!” no matter what, even when times were tough. Irvin was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He had a special place in his heart for all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren; they brought him so much joy. He will be missed by all that he touched. He taught his family to always stand up for what you believe in but remember to remain humble and kind. He was very proud of his family.
Irvin is survived by his wife of nearly 53 years, Connie; four sons, Jim (Rhonda), Michael (Kelly), Curt (Patti), and Nick (Emily) Bartels; 13 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; sister, Judy Babler; and brothers, John (Pam), Bill, and Bob (Pam) Bartels.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Ann Bartels; Connie’s parents, John and Margaret Gale; brother, Gary Bartels; and brothers-in-law, Terry Babler and David Devries.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00AM on Friday, June 18, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Chaplain Willy Little officiating. Burial will take place following service at Kelly Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 17, 2021 from 4:00-7:00PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Irvin’s name. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.
A Celebration of Irvin’s life will take place immediately following the burial at Mike and Kelly Bartels, W7505 Hwy 11, Monroe.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Tammy Martin. She has been a true blessing for us all. The care that she has provided for Irv and Connie will be treasured and never forgotten. THANK YOU!
Irvin's service will be able to seen via live stream through the link below. The link will be active shortly before the service on Friday, June 18, 2021 at 11:00 AM. You will only be able to see the service during the actual service time, it is not available later.
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