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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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Gundula R. Christensen
age 83, of Monroe, passed away on Friday, July 27, 2018 at her home. She was born on March 25, 1935 in Tessin Germany, the daughter of Hans and Louise (Wulff) Ruge. Born and raised in Germany, she immigrated to the United States when she was 17. She graduated from Beloit Beauty School. 

She first lived in Beloit where she met her husband, Thomas Christensen, they were married on December 1, 1956 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Beloit. They later moved to Platteville were their only child Gwen was born. After living in Platteville, they later moved to Louisiana for several years and then moved back to Wisconsin in 1971, settling in Monroe. 

She enjoyed gardening, cooking, corresponding with friends and family in Germany and adored spending time with her only grandson Allan. 

She is survived by her daughter, Gwen E. Binger, 1 grandchild, Allan (Paige Barreau) Blood, both of Monroe. 

She is predeceased by her parents, Hans and Louise Ruge, husband, Thomas and brother, Dr. Bernd Ruge. 

A celebration of Gundula’s life will be held a later date. 

Gundula’s ashes will be taken back to Germany where she will be buried with her parents. 
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Charlene Beutel
age 96, died on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at her daughter’s Monroe home. She was born in Mt Pleasant Township on July 14, 1922, the youngest child of Lee and Charlotte (Sutherland) Sanderlin. She attended Lincoln and Searles Schools and graduated from Albany High School in 1939. 

Charlene and Paul W. Beutel were married in Juda on December 18, 1943. They moved to Clarno Township in 1948, where they began farming and raised their family. They purchased a second neighboring farm when son Richard graduated in 1963 and farmed together for many years. 

Jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, crocheting and reading were all activities Charlene enjoyed in her spare time as a farm wife and mother and later in her retirement. Paul and Charlene had especially enjoyed dancing to the music of the Greg Anderson Band, as well as playing cards with siblings. Most important to her was her family, and she was a favorite aunt and grandmother for many family members. 

Charlene is survived by daughter Linda (George) Engles, Monroe; daughter-in-law Linda Beutel, Browntown; eight grandchildren: Wendy (David) Tschudy, Stephen Nelson, Julie (Michael) Beutel-Givas, Jeffrey Beutel, Kevin (Rebecca) Nelson, Joel (Amy) Beutel, Brian Beutel, Marci (Michael Robinson) Beutel; four great-grandchildren: Raina Beutel, Daria Beutel, Marissa Beutel and Zander Nelson; and one great-great granddaughter, Addisyn. Charlene is also survived by sister-in-law Dorothy Beutel, Belleville and many nieces, nephews and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her husband on February 15, 2001, son Richard on November 2, 2001, great-grandson Dustan Beutel on June 29, 2018, brother L.G. in 1994, her father in 1987 and her mother in 1973. 

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Thursday, September 20, 2018 at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE funeral home. Burial will follow at Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Juda. 

Visitation will be Thursday, September 20th, from 10:00 am until time of service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established. 
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Judith “Huny” Coplien
age 80 of Monroe, died Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born on July 29, 1938 in Madison, the daughter of Jacob and Lucille (Smith) Huber. She graduated from Monticello High School. Judith married Jerry I. Coplien on October 28, 1956 at Grace Lutheran Church in Monroe. She was a Music teacher and also an antiques dealer. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church; she enjoyed antiques, cooking and playing the piano. She was a co-founder of the Green County Humane Society. 

  She is survived by her son, Gerald (Lori) Coplien of Monroe; 7 grandchildren: Shenelle (Justin Petker) Coplien, Shandra (Micah Thorp) Coplien, Stevie (Josh) Hardyman, Alexa Coplien, Jerry Vaughan Coplien, Garrett Coplien, and Lexie Vordermann; 3 great grandchildren: Janessa, Jayce and Edison. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Brenda Coplien; brother, Leon Huber; and sister, Janice Adams. 

  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Monday, September 17, 2018 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, with Pastor John Tabaka officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Monroe. A visitation will be held Sunday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the Funeral Home. 
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James J. Hartwig
age 64, of Monroe passed away on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Pleasant View Nursing Home, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on October 20, 1953 the son of Robert and Hazel (Zobach) Hartwig in Monroe. James was united in marriage to Joyce L. Coffey on September 10, 1983 in Monroe. 

James was a dairy farmer in Clarno for many years. He was a member of Clarno United Methodist Church and Thurs AM Bowling League at Leisure Lanes. He also loved the outdoors and he especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. 

James is survived by his wife, Joyce of Monroe; children, Susan (Mathew) Hughes of Seattle,WA, Julie (Shom) Das of Austin, TX, and Krissy (Charles) Gramu of Marion, IA; five grandchildren: Bradley, Hailey, and Henry Hughes, and Sophie and Leo Gramu; and his sister, Lydia (Tom) Edge of Dodgeville; nephews, James (Katrina) Edge and Jacob (Melissa) Edge; great-niece, Amari; brother-in-law, Larry (Vicki) Coffey; sisters-in-law, Marcia and Vivian Coffey. 

He was preceded in death by his parents. 

Funeral Services will be held at East Clarno Zion United Methodist Church at 11:30AM on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 with Pastor Inwah Shon officiating. Burial will be in East Clarno Church Cemetery. A visitation will be held Wednesday from 10:00 AM until the time of service, at the Church. SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home is assisting the family. 

Memorials can be given in James’s name to: East Clarno United Methodist Church or Pleasant View Nursing Home. 
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Mary E. Boll
age 83 of Monroe, went to work in God’s garden on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Monroe Clinic Hospice Home. She was born on February 12, 1935 in Monroe, the daughter of Joseph and Lillian (Lehmann) Jaeggi. She graduated from Juda High School in 1953 and married Thomas R. Boll on February 10, 1957. She was a farmwife, cook at Dutch’s Inn and Lee’s Gaslight and later worked as a housekeeper for American Inn. She enjoyed crafts, gardening, cooking and baking and enjoyed large family dinners; but her greatest love was her family. 

  She is survived by her children: Julie (Michael) Miller of Monroe, Jeanne (Duane) Meier of Monticello, Jayne Butts of Monroe, Tom (Darci) Boll of Monroe, and Jenifer (Rob) Warrell of New Glarus; grandchildren: Bryan (fiancé Jenessa Anderson) Miller, Erinn (Garrett) Mueller, Jenna (Dave) Payne, Jodi (Andrew) Houlberg, Jessica (Eric) Gorius, David (fiancé Tiffany Golackson) Meier, Tommy (Liberty) Butts, Courtney Jackson, Caitlyn Jackson, Brett Warrell and Brooke Warrell; 10 great grandchildren and 1 on the way; brothers: Joe “Sep” (Dorothy) Jaeggi of Mauston and Jim (Julie) Jaeggi of Browntown; sister, Liz (Russ) Quinn of Monticello; sisters-in-law, Annette Jaeggi of Twin Grove and Barbara Rockey of Juda. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother, John “Hans” Jaeggi. 

  A Memorial service will be held at 12 Noon on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at Monroe United Methodist Church with Rev. Randy Booth officiating. A visitation will be held Thursday from 10 A.M until time of service, at the church. SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home is assisting the family. 
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Norman Arn
age 92 of Brodhead, died Friday, September 14, 2018 at Monroe Clinic Hospice Home. He was born on January 29, 1926 in Monticello, the son of Alfred and Marie (Goodman) Arn. Norman married Jeanette H. Dettweiler on September 27, 1950 in Monroe. He farmed in the Albany area until 1960, when he moved to Brodhead, then was employed at Beloit Corporation, retiring in 1989 after 29 years with the company. He attended West Side Baptist Church in Janesville. Norman enjoyed helping do farm-work, working in the yard, but most of all spending time with family.
  He is survived by his wife, Jeanette of Brodhead; 3 children: Stephen (JoAnn) Arn of Brodhead, Lynette (Rodger) Sullivan of Brodhead, and Jeff (Sandy) Arn of Milton; 9 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, 6 brothers, and 7 sisters.
  A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at West Side Baptist Church in Janesville with Reverend Bob Logan officiating. A visitation will be held from 2:00 PM until the time of service, at the church. SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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It’s with great sadness that we say “Goodbye” to our Dad, Grandpa, and Poppy.
Glen H. Meier
age 97, of Monroe, formerly of South Wayne, passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. He was born on October 10, 1920 to German immigrants Gustave and Bertha (Krupke) Meier. Glen was united in marriage to Eva Rae Hale at the Peace Church Parsonage in Browntown on March 20, 1945; they celebrated 68 years of marriage before her death on June 23, 2013.Together they have four children. 
Glen was a member of the Pecatonica Bit and Spur Saddle Club, the Civil Defense, Lafayette County Mounted Patrol, as well as the South Wayne EMS and Fire Department for 34 years. He enjoyed farming and had always had a passion for Allis Chalmers machinery, Chevrolet vehicles, horses, and deer. He thoroughly enjoyed family get-togethers, playing cards and reminiscing about farming with horses. He enjoyed telling stories about the good-old-days. He was a person who was there to help before being asked. In addition to farming he had been employed by the South Wayne/Black Hawk School District as a bus driver for 34 years. Many parents said they could set their clocks by his arrival. He was employed by Monroe Clinic as a courier for 17 years, his motto was to be there and be on time. He retired in 2004 at the age of 84.
He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Wayne Township, and was currently a member of Peace Church in Christ, Browntown; having served as Co-Financial Secretary for many years.
Glen is survived by his children, Donald (Linda VanStone) Meier of Rockton, IL, Duane (Cammy) Meier of South Wayne, Glenda “Christy” (Gene) Komprood of Gratiot, and Ginger (Ed) Hagen of South Wayne; seven grandchildren, Jami (Greg) Brown, Jennifer (Bob) Schulz, Nikole (Jason) Smith, Jeremy Komprood, Amanda Meyer, Kaci (Jeremy) Nall and Kaitlyn (T.J.) Wirtz; twelve great-grandchildren, Brittany (Jeremy) Lentz, Austin and Chloe Abraham, Gavin and Reese Smith, Kaedyn Komprood, Conner and Cade Meyer, Alli and Blake Nall, and Myla and Maci Wirtz; and great-great grandson, Keygan Lentz.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents; parents; wife; six brothers and their wives, Freddie (Alta), William (Alma), Johnnie (Esther), Walter (Mildred), Clarence (Ruth), and Melvin (Elsie) Meier; and grandson-in-law, Scott Dodge.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00AM on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 at the Peace Church in Christ in Browntown with Pastor Scott Cernek and Pastor Dennis Perger co-officiating. Burial will follow service in LaDue Cemetery, Wayne Township. Visitation will be held on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home from 4:00-7:00PM and on Tuesday from 10:00AM until the time of service at the church. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.
Dad, Grandpa, Poppy you will be dearly missed by all of us. May the good Lord bless and keep you, until we meet again. 
The family would like to thank the Pleasant View Nursing Home staff for their wonderful care and compassion for Dad over the last 7 years. You were like his second family. 


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Sherri J. Lamp
age 70, of Monticello, died on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at the New Glarus Home. She was born on April 27, 1948 in Freeport, IL; the daughter of Earl and Ruth (Sager) ReCoy. Sherri went to Lanark Grade School and attended Pearl City High School. 

Sherri and Paul Lamp were united in marriage on April 29, 1966 in Lanark, IL. 

She was employed with Microswitch for over 30 years, retiring in 2005. 

Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with family. 

She is survived by her children: Renee (Kenneth) Eberle of Monroe, Susan (Brad) Renken of Monticello, Michael Lamp of Monroe; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, Dennis (Katie) ReCoy of Machesney Park, IL; and sister-in-law, Helen ReCoy of Freeport, IL. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Paul on May 12, 2017; brother, Terry ReCoy and sister, Joann (Jack) Willits. 

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 21, 2018 at the SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE funeral home, with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. 

Visitation will be Friday, September 21st from 1:00 pm until time of service at the funeral home.

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Ronald P. Gruenberg
age 69, of Monroe, died Monday, September 24, 2018 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. He was born on January 30, 1949 in Monroe, the son of Paul and June (Thoman) Gruenberg. He graduated from Juda High School in 1967 and attended U.W. Platteville. Ron married Joan E. Larson on August 16, 1969 in Monroe. Ron worked construction with his father for many years, after retiring from construction he went to work for Colony Brands for 11 years, retiring in 2015. He was a member of St. John’s U.C.C., a former Loyal Order of the Moose member. Ron was an avid bowler, golfer, and was a drummer in a couple of Country Western bands. He also enjoyed fishing, especially his trips to Canada.
He is survived by his wife, Joan; mother, June; and son, Paul; sister, Marilyn (Karen Olson) Gruenberg, all of Monroe; plus several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father.
Celebration of Ron’s life will be held at the American Legion on Sunday, October 7, 2018 from 1:00 – 3:00 P.M.

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Melodie J. Manthei
age 58 of Browntown, died Saturday September 29, 2018 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born on November 30, 1959 in Monroe, the daughter of Eugene Weiss and Jackie Kammerude-Carpenter. She graduated from Monroe High School in 1978 and Franklin University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Management Information Systems. Melodie married Paul E. Manthei on March 4, 1978 in Rockton, IL. She was the Technology Coordinator for the Brodhead School District for 18 years; and at the same time helped her husband on the farm. Melodie was many things, a beekeeper, woodworker, carpenter, and gardener. She also enjoyed feeding and watching the birds, fishing, playing violin and riding motorcycles; but she always had time for family. 

  Melodie was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and grandmother. She demonstrated great moral strength and determination in all aspects of her life. She had many skills and talents but was always willing and motivated to learn and do more for anyone. From remodeling a log home with Paul to relearning to play the accordion for the 100th anniversary of Cheese Days, her determination knew no bounds. 

  She is survived by her husband, Paul of Browntown; children: Dana (Joe) Seis of Grand Marsh, WI, Carlie Manthei of New Glarus, and Dylan (Courtney) Manthei of Poynette; 3 grandchildren: Calvin, Gabe, and Jessie; her mother, Jackie (Richard) Carpenter of Monroe and father, Eugene (Carol) Weiss of Monroe; brother, Richard (Janice) Weiss of Monroe; sister, Jody (Sean) Flannery of Monroe. She was preceded in death by her brother, Todd Babler. 

  A celebration of Melodie’s Life will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home. Burial will take place at Pioneer cemetery at a later date. 

  The family wishes to thank Monroe Clinic Oncology department and Monroe Clinic Hospice for all of their care and support. ​
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Ellen Marie Burmeister
age 67, of Gratiot, passed away on Sunday, October 07, 2018 at the Monroe Clinic Hospice Home after a 7 ½ year battle with cancer. She was born on February 25, 1951 the daughter of Clark and Janette (McCauley) Lelle in Monroe. Ellen was a graduate of Black Hawk High School. She was united in marriage to James “Jim” Burmeister on July 24, 1971 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in South Wayne. 
Ellen worked at Utelco as a phone operator after high school. She spent the majority of life working alongside her husband Jim on their family farm in Gratiot. She enjoyed taking care of her home; her pride and joy was her lawn mower and mowing the yard. She also liked painting ceramics, and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and attending their school events. Ellen was a long time member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Homemakers Club, and the Black Hawk Parent’s Club, when her children were in school. 
Ellen is survived by her husband, Jim of Gratiot; children, Lori (Larry) Seffrood of Twin Grove, Steve (Shelly) Burmeister of Hartford, and Brad (Sara) Burmeister of Darlington; eight grandchildren, Trevor Drain, Sheyanne, Montanna, Savanna, and Dayton Burmeister, and Bowyer, Briggs, and Brody Burmeister; her father, Clark Lelle; brothers, John (Pam) Lelle, Larry (Cali) Lelle, Mike (Terri) Torrisi, and Mark (Dianne) Lelle; sister, Mary (Asia) Lelle; sister-in-law, Deb Lelle; daughter-in-law, Loralie Burmeister; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Janette; stepmother, Doris Lelle; and brother, Thomas Lelle.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00AM on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in South Wayne with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will follow service at Union Cemetery in South Wayne. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 10th from 4:00-7:00PM at the SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Ellen’s name. 
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Joanne M. Sellnow
age 82, of the Albany area passed away on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at the UW Hospital in Madison. She was born on September 27, 1936 the daughter of Byron and Mable (Anderson) Stephenson in Green County. Joanne was united in marriage to Ralph J. Sellnow on September 17, 1955 at the Albany United Methodist Church. 

Over the course of several decades, Joanne owned and operated her own beauty shop where local women and men came for her skillful technique and trusted ear. She was a member of the Albany Baptist Church and the Homemaker’s Club. Many memories were made at Grandma Joanne’s and Grandpa Ralph’s house. No matter the mess or shenanigans, her greatest joy was to have her children and grandchildren gather for fishing, playing, Sunday night pizza, and family fun. 

She is survived by her children, Shelley (Claire) Pryce of Albany, Jeffrey (Marilyn) Sellnow of Monroe, Lisa (David) Leutenegger of Oregon, and Jason (Becki) Sellnow of Franklin, WI; grandchildren, Brandi, Aaron, Chase, Kyleigh, Joel, Brett, Taylor (Becka) and Treavor (Minji); great-grandchildren, Brandon, Lily, Sawyer, and Josephine; and her sister-in-law, Joyce Stephenson. 

Joanne was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and sister, Dolores Frehner; brother-in-law, Fred Frehner and brother, Douglas Stephenson. 

Memorial Services will be held Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE funeral home with Monsignor Larry Bakke celebrant. 

Visitation will be October 14th from 12 noon until time of service at 2:00 at the funeral home. 
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