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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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Norma B. Slaback
age 76, formerly of Monroe passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at Skaalen Heights in Stoughton. She was born on October 3, 1947 the daughter of Norman and Mescal (Walter) Nemec in Richland Center. Norma's early years were shaped by the love and guidance of her maternal grandmother, Lillian Walter, who raised her and her siblings after the tragic loss of their parents in 1957. She graduated from Kickapoo High School in Viola and then went on to attend UW Whitewater where she received a degree in Business Education. Norma married Raymond Slaback on August 9, 1969 in Viola.  

Norma was a high school teacher at Black Hawk High School and Brodhead High School, from which she retired in 2005. Her passion for teaching extended into the evenings, where she also instructed night classes at Blackhawk Technical College. Norma was also an executive secretary at Swiss Colony. She was deeply involved in her community, volunteering her time and energy at Family Promise in Monroe and Stoughton Public Schools. Her greatest joy, however, was found in the laughter and love shared with her children and grandchildren, who were the center of her world.

Norma is survived by her husband, Ray; children, Dale (Kami) Slaback of Friendswood, TX, Kevin (Joy) Slaback of Cypress, TX, Ryan (Wendy) Slaback of Menomonie, and Carla (Sam) Simon of Stoughton; ten grandchildren; sister Carolyn (Bob) Behrens of Whitewater; and brother, Ken Nemec of Benson, AZ.  

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandma, Lillian Walter; and daughter, Traci in 1994.  

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, February 16, 2024 at 11:00 AM at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.  

A visitation will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2024 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM and Friday at 10:00 AM until the time of the service at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.  

Watch webcast for Norma:
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Brigitte Gertrud Roeschli
age 89 of Monroe, WI passed away peacefully at Community Living Home on Tuesday, August 1, 2023. Brigitte was born February 21, 1934 in Bordesholm, Germany, the daughter of August and Annie (Torresin) Ihl. She attended schools in Germany. She came to this country on October 5, 1960. On October 6, 1962 she was united in marriage to William Jacob Roeschli at the Little Brown Church in Vale, Iowa.

Brigitte worked at Swiss Colony, retiring from the copy center. She was a member of the Hope Evangelical Free Church. Brigitte enjoyed macrame, crocheting, sewing, gardening, and baking.

She is survived by her three sons, Hans Roeschli of Medford, MN, Dan (Amy) Roeschli of Janesville, and Mike Roeschli of Monroe; and grandchildren, Heidi Roeschli, Jacob, and Lindsey Roeschli.
She was preceded in death by her parents; ex-husband, William Roeschli; and siblings, Renate Thompson, Wolfgang (Margrit) Ihl, Uwe (Rita) Ihl, Dorla (Wolfgang) Kieckbush, and Luise (Wolfgang) Behrend; and daughter-in-law, Anna Roeschli.

A Celebration of Brigitte’s Life will be held on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM with a short service following with Pastor Rick Haworth officiating at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE FUNERAL HOME. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.


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Tela Norder
52, of Browntown, WI passed away peacefully on Monday, February 12, 2024 surrounded by her family. She was born on June 12, 1971 in Monroe, WI, the daughter of Nathan and Connie Norder. Tela graduated from Monroe High School in 1992. She worked almost 30 years at Greenco Industries where she met many friends and enjoyed their parties where she would sing and dance. She loved vacationing with her sisters, especially trips to the ocean, and singing karaoke. Her favorite thing was a par-tay! She could remember the date of everyone’s birthday and loved to celebrate. She loved people, hugs, playing UNO, dressing up for Halloween, and music. She will be remembered for her joy and never-ending smile.  

She is survived by her mother, Connie Norder of Browntown, her sisters Chandra (Kurt) Brandli and Carrie (Jose) Pagan of Loves Park, IL, nephew Nicholas (Kaleigh) Pagan, and nieces Jayda and Alyssa Pagan, and many special aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, Nathan Norder, maternal and paternal grandparents, uncle LeRoy Burke, and special cousin Melissa Theiler DeVoe.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 11:00 AM at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Mary Gafner officiating. Burial will follow at Saucerman Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Saturday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.  

The family wishes to thank Dr. Morrison of the Monroe Clinic and the doctors and nurses of Mercy Health Rockford and Mercy Health Hospice for their excellent care and compassion.



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Darlyne Wilma Segner
age 97, was reunited with her true love, Elton, on Valentine’s Day 2024. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend, and will be deeply missed by everyone who loved her. Darlyne was born on Nov. 8th, 1926, to Emma and Herman Ritschard near Monticello, WI. She was the 2nd oldest in a family of 8.

Throughout her life, she was known for her strong work ethic, quiet but mighty personality, passion for helping others, quick wit and competitive spirit.

But more than anything, Darlyne was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, playing games, making the perfect snack and attending all the school events and sports she could. She was always there to offer help, love, support and a sweet treat or two.

Darlyne was married to the love of her life, Elton, for over 73 years. They danced through life’s ups and downs together, always in perfect step. They farmed all their life in the Winslow, IL, Monticello, and Juda areas and raised their 5 children with the same strength and love they had for each other. Always together, her and Elton enjoyed playing cards, volunteering, going for walks, and being the first to offer help to anyone in need. She also had the most beautiful flowers every summer and took great pride in them.

Darlyne is survived by her children Wayne (Laurie) Segner, Lori (Dan) Klemm, Heidi (Rob) Treuthardt, sons-in-law, Dick Gruenewald and Wes Winters, 10 grandchildren, 12 greatgrandchildren, sister Marlys Hegge, brothers Raland Ritschard and Mike (Sandy) Ritschard. 

She was predeceased by her husband Elton, daughters Cathy Winters and Nancy Gruenewald, brothers Donald, Delbert, Hank, and Bobby Ritschard and special brother-in-law Wayne Segner. 

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, February 19, 2024 at 12:00 PM Noon at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home with Reverend Todd Hackman officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Monday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.  

Memorials can be made in Darlyne’s name to the SSM Hospice Program or The Pleasant View Memorial Garden.

Watch webcast for Darlyne Segner:
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Jon “Shorty” Mauerman
cherished husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 15th, 2024. He departed this world surrounded by his loving family, who were grateful for his endless supply of laughter, love, and practical jokes.

Shorty was born on January 29, 1954, to the late Gordon and Joyce Mauerman. Jon loved working on his sister’s farm growing up, and after graduating from Albany High School in 1972, he joined the world of steel manufacturing where he embarked on a 49-year career at Varco-Pruden in Evansville, WI, while also serving as a member, and financial secretary, of the United Steelworkers Union. 

In his younger years, Shorty was a force to be reckoned with on the basketball court, his slow-pitch softball team, and behind the wheel of pretty much any vehicle he’d jump into. He loved cross-country trips on his Honda Gold Wing motorcycle and spending time with the guys hunting in the Fall. He then met Cindy Zurfluh, who lovingly tolerated his wild spirit and endless stream of jokes and questionable DIY home projects. They were married for 42 years and, together, built a beautiful life, and literal home by hand, where they raised their three children: Bradley, Jennifer, and Jessica. 

As a father, Shorty was equal parts coach, referee, and comedian, always quick with a witty remark or goofy prank to put a smile on his kids’ faces. He taught them, at a young age, to do all the things he loved most: water ski, shoot 3-pointers, how to drive, and never swerve for a deer. He coached them how to start their own lawn mowing business, to understand the importance of responsibility and a good work ethic, and constantly remind them that WWF wrestling should be left to the professionals. 

Jon’s greatest joy in life was being a grandfather to his two grandchildren, who affectionately referred to him as “Papa Jon”. From impromptu dance parties, dinosaur scares, navigating the winding Sugar River in a kayak, reading bedtime stories and countless hours of toddler jibber jabber over FaceTime, he cherished every moment spent with his beloved grandkids. 

Jon leaves behind a family that was so blessed to be loved by him: Wife, Cindy Mauerman; Children, Brad (Amanda) Mauerman, Jennifer Mauerman, Jessica Mauerman; Grandchildren, Shay and Ellis Mauerman; Dog, Roxy; Siblings, Jerry Mauerman, Judy (Al Rodenberg) Prisk, Jim Mauerman, and Jeffrey (Cassie) Mauerman; 5 Nephews, 6 Nieces; 10 Great Nephews, 11 Great Nieces

He was preceded in death by his parents, and nephew, Rich Mauerman.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at 12:00pm at the Albany United Methodist Church with Pastor Tom Moe officiating. A visitation will be held from 10:00am until the time of the service at the church. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com. 

A celebration of Shorty’s life will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2024, immediately preceding the funeral, at The Albany American Legion where friends and family will gather to honor his memory and share their favorite shorty-isms. 

Jon’s legacy of laughter, love, and practical jokes will live in the hearts of all who knew him. While he may be gone, his spirit will forever linger in the memories and stories that his family and friends share.


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Joseph W. Mick
age 69 of Monroe, died Monday, February 19, 2024 at his home, with his wife by his side. He was born on January 30, 1955 in Dodgeville, WI, the son of John and Juanita (Speth) Mick. He graduated from Darlington High School and attended college in Fennimore for a couple years. Joseph was united in marriage to his first wife on January 30, 1976 and together they had three children. Joseph married Peggy (Paske) Blom on May 22, 2010 in Twining Park. Joe started out farming with his father, then went to work for Kelly Springfield, and was skilled in many trades; he later retired from Monroe Truck Equipment. He was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ.

Joe enjoyed sports and coaching; he coached youth bowling for 30 years, baseball for 4 years, and softball for 6 years. He also umpired for 20 years. He still found time to play softball for 40 years, until he was 57 years old. He loved to play softball, bowl, umpire, fish, hunt, and spend time with his grandchildren. He was also passionate about eagles, and had a large collection.


He is survived by his wife, Peggy Mick of Monroe; children: Tanya (Rick) McCoy and Jacob (Nicole) Mick both of Monroe, Tara (Charlie Fink) Mick, of Janesville; step-children: Ryan (Amanda) Weiss of Monroe, Jessica Weiss of MO, Kelsea (Zac Baldwin) Blom, Brodhead; 4 grandchildren: Sami (fiancé, Shawn), Cassidy (fiancé, Derek), Bayley and Dior; a great grandson, Nathan; 6 step-grandchildren: Konnor, Colton, Abrailee, Maizlee McKenna, and Daniel; sisters, Kathy Gould of Darlington and Theresa (Moby) O’Brien of Darlington; brother, Don Mick of Ohio; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended relatives; as well as dear friend, Jan Perry. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Patty Rackow; and a granddaughter, Emileah Ready in infancy.

A Memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, with Jeff Ditzenberger officiating.

A visitation will be held Wednesday, February 28, from 4-7 pm at the funeral home; continued visitation will take place on Thursday from 10 am until the time of service. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.

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Alan K. Prien
age 50, of Monroe passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. He was born on July 25, 1973 the son of Gordon and Diana (Elmer) Prien. He graduated from Monroe High School, where he was involved in the FFA and a member of the capstone class of 1992. Al married Angel Bennett on October 4, 1997, together they had 8 children.

Al owned and operator AKP Concrete. Al will be remembered as a true jack of all trades. He also enjoyed having a hobby farm for a few years. Alan was a hardworking man who took pride in taking care of his family. He appreciated the many friendships he made with employees and fellow tradesman. His greatest joy came from spending time with his children and his many friends.

Al is survived by his spouse, Angel; mother, Diana Prien; children, Nicole Prien, Riley (Morgan Mitchell) Prien, Michelle Prien, Weston Prien, Sarah Prien, Quinn Prien, and Easton Prien; and siblings, Janis (David) King, Carolyn (Randy) Williams, and Keith (Laurie) Prien.

He was preceded in death by his father; and son, Alan Prien Jr. in infancy.

A Celebration of Al’s Life will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at Koning Maple Lane Event Center from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM with a short time of remembrance and sharing stories starting at 5:00 PM.

Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.  

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Todd E. Cronau
age 67, of Monroe passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at his home. Per Todd’s wishes no formal service will be held. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.
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Fredrick J. Bauman
72, of Monroe passed away on Friday, February 23, 2024 at his home. He was born March 31, 1951 in Monroe, WI to Swiss immigrants, Fred and Hilda (Von Rotz) Bauman. He attended both Lena-Winslow and Warren High Schools, graduating in 1969. He married Anne Wilson on June 2,1973 in Warren, IL, when as an only child he married into a family where his wife was one of eleven children. Together Fred and Anne had two children, Barry and Brooke.

Fred farmed in the Wiota, Gratiot, South Wayne and Monroe areas before deciding to hang up the milkers and go to work at the then Iroquois Foundry, now Grede, in Browntown, where for the past 38 years he worked maintenance fixing, and occasionally breaking things. Because he was always moving, and working 40+ hours per week was not enough for him, he also worked part-time for several businesses over the years including Dorman’s Cheese, Arrow Sales, the American Legion and the Monroe United Methodist Church, where, for the past 24 years, most of which working side by side with his wife Anne, made sure the church was in top notch condition and embodied “cleanliness is next to godliness”. However, his favorite and most cherished “job” was that of Papa/Grandpa to Maddisyn, Ava and Archer. 

Fred was an avid fan, expert “couch coach” and proud shareholder of the Green Bay Packers. He loved going to Green Bay to the holy land of Packer fans, Lambeau Field and cheering on his team whenever possible. It was always an adventure after the game when Fred could never remember where he parked the car. During the warmer months, he would be found driving around Monroe in his Mustang convertible checking out what was going on around town. He definitely made every situation more interesting whether it was with his unique theories, choice in crazy shirts that he was convinced would come back into style, or his “Fred hair”. His family found great amusement in getting Fred to attempt to pronounce Wisconsin city names like Ashwaubenon and Oconomowoc.  

Fred was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Church of Monroe, but was undoubtedly a member of the Monroe United Methodist Church family. 

Fred is survived by his wife of 50 years, Anne; son, Barry (Kirsten Rawson); daughter, Brooke (Ryan Drew); three grandchildren, Maddisyn, Ava and Archer; brothers and sisters-in-law, Marne Wilson, Carol Ruef, Eldon and Kitty Wilson, Emmy Wilson, Kenneth Wilson, David Wilson, Steve and Beth Wilson; and an abundance of adoring nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and great-great nieces and great-great nephews.  

He was predeceased by his parents; sister, Hilda in infancy; his father and mother-in-law, Lecil and Pauline Wilson; numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, and a great nephew.

Because Fred always enjoyed a good time, a celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2024 from 1 - 4 pm at the American Legion in Monroe. With a time of remembrance at 2 pm lead by Pastor Jeff Meyer. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to family for a cause to be determined later. 



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Virginia A. Drake
age 85, passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at her home. She was born on December 15, 1938 the daughter of Albert and Margaret (Buehler) Goepfert. She graduated from Argyle High School. Virginia was united in marriage to Jackie Drake on February 4, 1959 in Blanchardville.

Virginia drove school bus for Monroe for 24 years. She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ where she sang in the church choir for many years. Virginia enjoyed bowling and crocheting afghans. Most of all Virginia enjoyed spending time with her family.  

Virginia is survived by her children, Timothy (Lisa) Drake of Pearl City, IL, Jeffrey Drake of Beloit, Tammy Drake of Blanchardville, and Jackie (Chad) Boeck of Monroe; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and brother Pete Goepfert of Monticello.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jackie; brother, Bill; and granddaughter, Amanda Nye.  

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 12:00 PM Noon at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Reverend Christina Schoenwetter officiating.  

A visitation will be held on Saturday from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.  



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Jeanette Ellen Scholz
age 62, of Monroe passed away on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at her home. She was born on November 12, 1961 the daughter of Louis and Gloria (Behrens) Scholz. Jeanette graduated from Huntley High School. She farmed for 19 years, worked at Shopko for many years, and most recently she worked at Ace Hardware. She was a member at Grace Lutheran Church. Jeanette enjoyed spending time with her family; especially her grandson, Jaxon, and her cat, Mandi.

Jeanette is survived by her daughter, Shannon (Dennis) Phillipps; grandson, Jaxon; siblings, Michael Hansler, Lou (Lynette) Scholz, and Chris (John) Ormerod; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Per Jeanette’s wishes private services will be held. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.  


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Alfred F. Schumacher Jr.
age 86, of Monroe WI, went to be with His Lord, on Monday, February 12, 2024 at Monroe Hospital. He had been living at Aster Assisted Living Center for six weeks. He was born the son of Alfred and Minnie (Stiefel) Schumacher on May 31, 1937 in Davis Junction, IL, Ogle County.

He graduated from Monticello High School in 1955. Alfred attended Minnesota Bible College receiving a Bachelor of Sacred Literature in 1960. He also attended Northwest Missouri State College in Kirksville, Missouri and received a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1962. He furthered his education by receiving a Master of Arts from Northwest State College of Missouri in 1968.

Alfred spent his career as an educator. For several years, he was a teacher, a principal and counselor throughout Illinois and Wisconsin. He loved to read and encouraged his family & friends to read also. If you had asked him, he would say “The Bible was the most important book to him.” He also loved sports and enjoyed watching the “Green Bay Packers.” Because of his love for music, he would sing and harmonize with many. This was his way of praising Jesus. He sang high, clear, and played his trumpet.

Alfred will be fondly remembered by his sister, Helene Timm of Rochelle, Illinois and 8 nephews & nieces. They are: Russ (Jean) Schumacher of Florida, Janet (Dan) Wenz of Florida, Dennis (Beverly) Schumacher of Florida, Gary (Pennie) Schumacher of Wisconsin, Kris (Darrin) {Burri} Phipps of Texas, Tami {Timm} Rhea of Illinois, Suann (Gary) {Timm} Wells of Iowa, Karen (Michael) {Timm} Collins of Illinois. He also had great-nephews & nieces. He will be greatly missed by his Care Workers, Bob & Cyndy Carlson, his many friends at Hope Evangelical Free Church and in the Monroe area.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Rev. Russell (Doris) Schumacher and Richard Schumacher; and one sister, Maxine (Dwight) Burri and a niece Valerie (Schumacher) Wells.

A “Celebration of Life” will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 2 pm at Hope Evangelical Free Church, 2902 13th St., Monroe, WI 53566. There will be a reception immediately following at the church, for family & friends.

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Lawrence H. Marty
age 73, of Monticello passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2024 surrounded by his family at home. He was born on March 28, 1950 the son of John and Irma (Baebler) Marty. He was a graduate of Monroe High School; in his younger years he was active in 4-H and Peace United Church in Christ in Browntown. Larry was united in marriage to Kathie Montgomery on July 24, 2008.

Larry was born into the cheesemaking industry, growing up in the Davis Cheese Factory in Browntown; which led to him becoming the youngest licensed Cheesemaker in the state. For many years, Larry dedicated himself to the cheesemaking craft, in Green County. His career continued in Ohio, where he expanded his expertise to potato chips, while also owning and operating a tavern. After returning to Wisconsin, he owned The Chateau in Monticello and founded Uncle Larry's (Red Dot) Potato Chips in Brodhead. Larry eventually transitioned to truck driving, where he worked for Flying Eagle, Amerhart Trucking, and Dunwiddie Trucking in Monticello where he worked until his retirement in October 2022.  

Larry loved to cook and was known for how good his cooking was. He was an avid supporter of the Monticello Ponies, Badgers, and Packers. He also enjoyed fishing and playing cards with friends especially Sheepshead. Larry had a passion for rock ‘n roll music and muscle cars, he had recently purchased a 1951 Tudor. He was very proud of his Swiss Heritage. 

Larry is survived by his wife, Kathie; children, Laura (Jim) Klitzke, Brigette Marty, Matthew (Kathleen Schultz) Marty, and Desiree (Robert) Alexander; step-children, Jodi Benson, Josh (Jen) Montgomery, and Jesse Montgomery; 8 grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; 11 step great-grandchildren; and his dog Molly.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Paul Marty, Sherry Lynch, and Barb Nelson; and his loyal companion, his dog, GG.  

Per Larry’s wishes no services will be held.  
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Robert Allen Golackson
passed away on January 22, 2024, at SSM Health Hospice Home at the age of 72. He was born July 27, 1951, to Robert and Irma Golackson in Monroe, being the oldest of seven children. He graduated from Monroe High School and then went on to marry and had one child, Jeremy D. Golackson. Bob was a member of the Army National Guard in which he served for seven years. Bob worked for Moore Business Forms for nine years and after leaving Moore Business Forms he moved to Baraboo, Wisconsin working for Perry Printing and eventually R. R. Donnelly.

Bob enjoyed golfing, attending Brewer games and traveling to many Badger Games with the Ludlow Bar. He spent many weekends in Castle Rock at his home by the lake surrounded by friends playing a good game of euchre. He will be missed by all who knew him as “Goldy”.

Bob is survived by his siblings Richard (Debbie) Golackson, Ron Golackson, Randy Golackson, Rod Golackson, and Rita Benkert; 2 grandchildren, Taylor Golackson and Grace Raupp-Golackson. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Rusty Golackson and his son, Jeremy.

A Celebration of Robert’s Life will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2024 from 1:00-4:00 PM in the Rathskellar (downstairs) at Turner Hall in Monroe. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.

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Linda Lou Chapman
age 78, of Monroe formerly of Darlington, passed away on Wednesday, March 06, 2024 at Monroe Health Services. She was born the daughter of Delmar and Marcella (Hopkins) Hagan on May 17, 1945 in Illinois. She was a graduate of Mt. Horeb High School and later attended the UW-Platteville. Linda was united in marriage to Charles Chapman on March 6, 1965.

Linda worked alongside her husband, Charles on their farm; she also took great pride in caring for her family and her home. She later worked at Piggly Wiggly in the floral department, Land’s End and Argyle Industries. She was a longtime member of Jordan Lutheran Church in Browntown. Linda enjoyed arts and crafts, and researching her family history.

Linda is survived by her husband of 59 years, Charles; children, Scott (Rita) Chapman and Suzy Semanco; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Bill and Anna.

Per her wishes, no formal services will be held. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family. 

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George W. Norton, Sr.
age 92, of rural Monticello passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at his home. He was born the son of Chester and Wretha (Figi) Norton on March 10, 1931 in Monroe. He was a graduate of Monroe High School. George was united in marriage to Doris M. Schuetz on October 11, 1953 in Monroe, sharing 70 years together.

Until his mid-40’s he farmed the original Norton farm, south of Monroe. In 1971, along with his wife, he purchased an old abandoned farmstead near Monticello which he painstakingly restored. For a short time he was also employed by Helgus Harvestore as a salesman but missed the independence of working with farmers, thus was born Norton Feedlot Equipment, specializing in Harvestore sales and service.

He was, at heart, a farmer who enjoyed planting and caring for his three gardens (donating any extra produce to family, neighbors and Green Cares). He also was a man of many hobbies including bowling, fishing, hunting, and jeeping.

George is survived by his wife, Doris; children, George “Bill” Norton, Jr. and Nikki Norton; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Kenneth; and sister, Carmen.

Graveside Services will be held at 11AM on Saturday, March 23, 2024 at Greenwood Cemetery in Monroe.

A Celebration of George’s life will also be held at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home on Saturday, March 23, 2024 from 2:00-4:00 PM. 

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Jeanne Anne Schultz
age 91, of Monroe passed away on Friday, March 15, 2024 at home surrounded by her family. She was born in River Falls on February 15, 1933, the daughter of Philip and Irene (Selb) Peloquin. She graduated from Sheboygan Falls High School in 1950. Jeanne received her degree in Pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 1954, where she met her future husband, Charles Schultz. They were married on July 30, 1955 in Milwaukee.

Jeanne was a pharmacist for 55 years. In 1964, Jeanne and Charles purchased Blumer Pharmacy in Monroe, which is still in business today and known as Schultz Hometown Pharmacy. Through her work at the pharmacy, Jeanne positively influenced and mentored her children, grandchildren, and numerous students. She was a hard worker who cared deeply about her patients and customers. Jeanne and Charles had many business ventures, including owning and operating The Gift Castle for many years.

Jeanne’s faith was very important to her and she was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish. She enjoyed reading, playing cards, and time at the family cottage. Above all else, Jeanne loved spending time with her family.

Jeanne is survived by her children, Karen (Tom) Vale of Monroe, Gretchen (Chuck) Klass of Ft. Myers, FL, Karla (Joe) Ripp of Monroe, Carl of Monroe, and Lisa (Brian) Wilsey of Madison; grandchildren, Brittany (Derek) Klitzke, Erin (Tim) Stauffer, Daniel (Casey) Vale, Eric Vale, Jason Klass, Brad (Kennedy Ludwig) Ripp, Zach Ripp, and Alexis Klass; step-grandchildren, Kim (Gary) Vandivier and Tiffany (Michael Stamey) Ripp; great-grandchildren, Olivia, August, and Eleanor Klitzke, Luca Stauffer and Baby Stauffer on the way, and Molly Vale; and step-great-grandchildren, McKenna and Max Vandivier; brother-in-law David (Marion) Schultz; and many loved nieces and nephews.

Jeanne is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles; brother, Stanley Peloquin; and grandchildren, Emily Vale and Christian Wilsey.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30am on Friday, March 22nd at St. Clare of Assisi Parish in St. Victor Catholic Church with Fr. Chahm Gahng as celebrant. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-7pm on March 21st at the church. To view a livestream of Jeanne’s mass go to: youtube.com/@StClareParishYoutube. Memorials will be given in Jeanne’s honor to St. Victor School.

The family extends their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of SSM Health at Home Hospice for their compassionate care and support during Jeanne’s final days.

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Cynthia “Cindy” Buttke
age 63, of Juda passed away surrounded by her family on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at her home. She was born the daughter of Charles and Eileen (Haman) Buttke on September 11, 1960. She graduated from Juda High School in 1978. Cindy was united in marriage to Michael Dunwiddie on June 23, 1979; together they had four children.

Cindy worked at Zim’s Cheese Factory for several years; she later worked at Mid-Am, and Roth Kase, now known as Emmi Roth. She was also a familiar and friendly face as a bartender in the Monroe area. Cindy loved participating in softball, bowling and volleyball leagues. She was also an avid fan, who enthusiastically supported, the Juda Panthers, Badgers, Vikings, and Brewers; as well as attending many of her grandchildren’s sporting events. She enjoyed taking care of her flower gardens, playing cards, and Sunday breakfast with her family. Cindy was very artistic and enjoyed crafting. However, it was the time spent with her grandchildren that she cherished most, always being the first to offer a helping hand in babysitting for her family. She also enjoyed teaching her grandchildren to bake. The heart of Cindy’s world was her family, and she was grateful for every moment with them.

Cindy is survived by her mother, Eileen Buttke; children, Amanda (Jay) Smith, McKenzie (Russ) Homan, Lance (Kelsey) Dunwiddie, and Corinne (Brandon) Bayrhoffer; grandchildren, Madalynn, Quinten, and Hudson Smith, Phoenix and Easton Homan, Leighton Dunwiddie, and Myka Bayrhoffer; siblings, Kim (Jim) Bauman, Tina (Dave) Savoy, and Chuck (Lori) Buttke; God-daughter, Chelsea Rundle; special friend, Jenny Strunz; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.

Cindy was preceded in death by her father, Charlie; former-husband, Mike; maternal grandparents, Chet and Ida Haman; and paternal grandparents, Floyd and Elizabeth Buttke.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, March 25, 2024 at 11:00 AM at the Juda Zion Community Church with Pastor Kelly Jahn officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Vernon Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, March 24, 2024 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Cindy's name. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.

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Barbara Smith
age 84, of Monroe passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2024 at Azura Memory Care. She was born the daughter of Alvin and Laura (Behring) Kubly on November 17, 1939. She graduated from Monroe High School. Barb was united in marriage to Gerald Smith in 1968.

Barb worked in the courthouse for the Register of Deeds and Taxes. After she retired, she farmed with her husband. She enjoyed dancing, cooking, baking, gardening, and flowers. Barb will be remembered as a kind, caring, and thoughtful woman.

Barb is survived by her son, Barry (Suzanne) Kubly of Monroe; grandchildren, Tyler Kubly of Janesville and Jesse (Andrea) Evans of Brodhead; great-grandchildren, Alexis and Kaylee Evans. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gerald; brother, Larry Kubly; and sister, Sally Pooler.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2024 at 11:15 AM at Greenwood Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Thursday from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.  

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Andrew Gutzmer
age 24, of Monticello passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2024 at his home. He was born on February 11, 2000 the son of Dennis & Brenda (Boals) Gutzmer. He graduated from Monticello High School.  

Andrew worked in customer service at Quality Cellular in New Glarus. Beyond work, Andrew was a passionate gamer and a computer enthusiast, always eager to explore the latest game. He loved spending time with his friends and family. Above all, he shared an unbreakable bond with his dog, Maya, who was a constant companion.  

Andrew is survived by his mother, Brenda (Fred) Sulzer; brothers, Neil Gutzmer, Alex (Kelly) Gutzmer, and Cody (Chelsea) Sulzer; sisters, Michelle (Frank) Bissaillon and Malisa (Richard) McLoud; nephews, Maxen, Logan, and Landen; and niece, Leah. He was preceded in death by his father, Dennis; grandparents; brothers, Aaron Gutzmer and Eric Gutzmer; and uncle Brad Boals.  

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, March 30, 2024 at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home with Pastor Mary Gafner officiating.  

A visitation will be held on Saturday from 11:00 AM until the time of service at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.

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William Colin Brennan (Skip) 
born May 31, 1942, died peacefully on March 26, 2024. Skip was a dreamer and accomplished much in his life. He was an innovative businessman, adventurer, family man, and friend to many.

After graduating from Loras College in 1964, Skip married Sandra Burkhalter and together they had seven children.

Skip worked at Brennan’s Country Farm Market alongside his father Frank in Monroe for 10 years. In 1967, he bought his first property in Madison, on University Avenue. In the 50 years of owning Brennan’s, he expanded to additional locations in Madison, Brookfield, Oconomowoc & New Glarus. Skip’s passion for the business led him to travel the world in search of the best Wine, Cheese, Produce and other specialty items to attract new customers. He met many characters and friends along the way. 
In 2007, Skip suffered a bicycle accident and became a paraplegic. With the love and support of his family and significant other, Mary Hamilton, he persevered and led a full life. Over the years, Skip had excellent caregivers for whom the family are very grateful, particularly Micah Thorp who was for the last two years his primary caregiver.

After his accident, Skip created a special place at his river property on Dill Road. His red brick trails allowed him to explore the land in his wheelchair, while his cats Smokey & Bandit followed. The Sunflower patch he planted each summer brought joy to many throughout Green County. Dill Road became a clubhouse for his friends to gather for college reunions, euchre, fishing, pontoon rides and best of all, banter.

Skip is survived by Mary Hamilton. He is further survived by Sandra Brennan and his children, Kerry (Michael) Ernster, Annie Brennan, Dolly (Todd) Schluesche, Tim (June) Brennan, Chrissy (Michael) Boyce, Erin (Darin) Buhlmann. Forever cherished and remembered by his twelve grandchildren, Alexander (Alexandra) Ernster, Thomas Ernster, Michael Ernster, Mack Ernster, Madeline Schluesche, Jack Schluesche, Henry Schluesche, Elizabeth Brennan, Allison Brennan, Brennan Boyce, James Boyce, and Raegun Buhlmann. Siblings and their families; Francis (Pat) Brennan, Susanne German, Janeen Garcia, and Marilynn Brennan. Skip was preceded in death by his parent’s Frank and Sarah Brennan, sister, Sara Ripp, brother, Michael Brennan, and infant daughter, Mary Colleen.

A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, April 6 at St. Clare of Assisi Parish in St. Victor Catholic Church with Fr. Chahm Gahang as celebrant. A private burial will follow in Calvery Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-7pm on Friday, April 5 at the church. Memorials will be given in Skip’s honor to St. Victor School

Skip's service can be livestreamed at this link: 
https://youtube.com/live/N6AZys_cYTA?feature=share


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Joyce Elaine (nee Ostendorf, Hill) Austin
age 90, of Holmen, WI formerly of Monroe passed away just four days short of her 91st birthday on March 23, 2024 at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester, MN with her daughters by her side. She was born the daughter of William and Katherine (Schultz) Ostendorf on March 27, 1933 in Platteville. She was a 1951 graduate of Platteville High School. Joyce married Donald Hill on October 20, 1951; he preceded her in death in 1975. She was later united in marriage to Robert Austin.

Joyce worked at Advance Transformers (now known as UPG Electrical) for several years. She was a member of the Women of the Moose #599 in Monroe, as well as a longtime member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor’s Catholic Church before moving closer to her family. Joyce enjoyed sewing, shopping, baking, doing crafts, and trips to the casino. She was also an avid reader, and loved cheering for the Badgers and Packers. Joyce cherished spending time with her family, especially going on vacations “up-north” together. 

Joyce is survived by her children, Diane LaBuwi, Kathy (Dan) Benkert, Steve Hill, Donna (Jim) Beranek, and Sue (Steve) Bowman; step-children, Kari (Mike) Young, Kevin (Nikki) Austin, Karen (George) Evans, and Keith (Mary-Lyn) Austin; 17 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Jean Duncan. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Michael Benkert; and two brothers, Dean (Joan) Ostendorf and William “Bill” Ostendorf.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00AM on Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor’s Catholic Church with Father Joseph Bellamkonda as celebrant. Burial will take place at a later date at Calvary Cemetery in Platteville.

Visitation will be held on Monday, April 8, 2024 at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home from 4:00-6:00PM; continued visitation will be held on Tuesday, at the church, from 10:00AM until the time of service.

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Derek A. Bender
age 55, of Monroe passed away on Friday, March 29, 2024 at the SSM Health Hospital in Monroe, surrounded by his family. He was born on September 23, 1968 the son of Duane, Sr. and Shelly (Johnson) Bender in Elgin, IL. He graduated from Stockton High School. Derek married the love of his life Jeri Long on February 24, 1995 in Freeport, IL.

Derek worked in construction for most of his life. For the last ten years he was a delivery driver. Derek enjoyed the outdoors, whether he was hunting, fishing, or riding his Harley. His greatest love was his family, and he was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.

He enjoyed taking rides on his Harley with his wife; He enjoyed the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Blackhawk teams. His favorite time was always with his family and even more so when his grandson’s came along. Telling a good Dad joke and having a good laugh, telling friends they were number one. In his younger days he enjoyed hunting and fishing with his brothers, uncles and dad. He couldn’t go somewhere where he didn’t know someone and talk forever. He could light up a room with a sparkle in his eye and that flirtatious smile, and he gave the best Hugs. 
Derek is survived by his wife, Jeri; father, Duane Bender, Sr.; children; Courteney Bender of Monroe, Amber (Dylan) Sadler of Warren, IL, Chase Bender of Monroe, and Brittney (Chuck) Townsend of Warren, IL; 4 grandchildren: Blake, Case, Declan, and Derek (due in 2024); brothers, Duane (Deb) Bender Jr. and Doug (Jennifer) Bender of MN; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. 

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 11:00 AM at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Westcomb officiating.

A visitation will be held on Friday, April 5, 2024 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.  


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Irene Helen Mellenberger
age 88, of Browntown passed away on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2024 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born the daughter of Lloyd and Helen (Boeck) Trickel on January 26, 1936. Irene married Eugene Mellenberger on July 24, 1953 in Dubuque, Iowa.

Irene farmed with her husband in the Browntown area for many years. She also had a longtime career as a Tupperware Manager. Irene was formally a member of Peace Church in Browntown. She was a Sunday School and Bible School teacher, Church Youth Group leader, and 4H foods leader. Irene enjoyed time spent with her children and grandchildren the most.

Irene is survived by her sons, Randall (Rosemarie) of Madison, Rick (Noreen) of Edgerton, Royal of Greenfield, and Ryan (Tabitha) of Browntown, daughters, Rita Wells of Browntown and Rhonda (Kreg) Elmer of Browntown; grandchildren, Mark Elmer, Joel Elmer, Jenny Rood, Wendy Kimble, Rick Mellenberger Jr., Amy Mellenberger, Rylee Mellenberger; 11 great-grandchildren; 3 great great-grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Eugene; granddaughter, Stepanie Mellenberger; sisters, Rena Flynn and Virginia Friedly; and son-in-law, Tony Wells.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, April 5, 2024 at 11:00 AM at Staver United Methodist Church with Pastor JoAnn Meyer officiating. Burial will follow at Saucerman Cemetery.

A visitation will be held Thursday, April 4, 2024 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family at: Shriner111.com. 


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Curtis D. Leuzinger
age 71, of Monroe passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2024 at the UW Hospital in Madison, with his family by his side. He was born the son of Henry and Alice (Crooks) Leuzinger on January 29, 1953 in Monroe. He graduated from Monroe High School in 1971. Curt was united in marriage to Kathleen Noble on June 19, 1971 at St. John’s United Church of Christ. 

Curt worked for Sentry Foods for over 30 years starting in Monroe as the Produce Manager until the store closed, he then transferred to the Janesville store where he worked until his retirement. Curt was an avid sports fan, he enjoyed cheering on the Badgers, Brewers, and Packers. He could be found outside playing basketball or teaching the younger generation the finer points of baseball, pitching and hitting. He coached teams from little league to high school, umpired games, and organized numerous tournaments and summer leagues. His pride in coaching extended to his own children and grandchildren, never missing an opportunity to support them from the sidelines.

In his younger years, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and tending to his garden. He cherished the simple pleasure of going for drives with his friends Richard Wuebben and Frank Dillon, reminiscing about the old days. He will be remembered for his great sense of humor and infectious laugh. 

Holidays held a special place in Curt's heart, with Christmas being his favorite. He delighted in the tradition of watching Hallmark Christmas movies, a pastime that brought him immense joy. Above all, Curt's greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren, whom he adored more than anything.

Curt is survived by his wife of nearly 53 years, Kathy of Monroe; children, Curtis T. (Kari) Leuzinger of Monroe and Wendy (Jayson Haldiman) Saxby-Bansley of South Wayne; grandchildren, Courtney, Curtis Jordan “CJ”, and Natalie Leuzinger all of Madison, Sean (Lorrain Hahn) Saxby of Phoenix, AZ, Nick (Alexa Marty), Savanna and Marissa Bansley all of Monroe; brothers, Richard (Sue) Leuzinger, Tom (Laurie) Leuzinger both of Monroe; and sisters, Margaret O’Kane of Madison, Susan Jacobson of Onalaska and Mary (Dennis) Kennedy of Evansville. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Victor in infancy; sisters, Ruth Kampfer, and Barbara (Milo) Whitehead; brothers-in-law, Mark Jacobson, Jack Kennedy and Robert O’ Kane.  

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2024 at 11:30 AM Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home with Reverend Todd Hackman officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM and Thursday from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com. 

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established in Curt’s name.  


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David “Moz” Stauffacher
age 76, of Monroe passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2024 at his home. He was born on July 26, 1947 the son of Morris and Beverly (Caylor) Stauffacher. A proud graduate of Monroe High School in 1965, David went on to further his education at Milwaukee Technical College and the University of Colorado. His pursuit of knowledge culminated in earning a Master’s in Software Engineering from National University. Dave married Shirley Langford on November 24, 2006 in Ramona, CA.

Dave had a successful career at General Dynamics Data Systems Division San Diego, CA, where he retired as a respected Computer Scientist in 2010. He previously worked as a software engineer where he worked internationally for Lloyds Bank of London, Canberra Capital of Australia, and Aramco in Saudi Arabia. He was a member and past president of the San Diego Triumph Sports Car Club and the Model T Ford Club of San Diego. He was also a Member of the Model T Ford Club International Inc. His hobbies included building models of historical wooden ships, woodworking, and was well read on the history of the Civil War, WWI, and WWII. Dave also loved participating in car shows, domestic and international.

Dave is survived by his wife, Shirley of Monroe; brother, Dick Stauffacher of Monroe; sisters, Mary Lepper of Monroe, and Renata (Kent) Olsen of Brodhead; nephews, Brian (Amy) Brandt, Shawn Olsen, and Marshall (Erika) Olsen; and niece, Modesty Olsen. He was preceded in death by his parents, Morris and Beverly.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church with Father Dave Carrano as celebrant.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2024 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Dave’s name to St Victor’s Church or the SSM Health Hospice.  


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Nanette Lorraine O'Berem 
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Nanette Lorraine O'Berem on April 7th, 2024 at her home in Monticello, WI. 

Nanette was born on December 6th, 1951 in East Los Angeles, CA. She married her high school sweetheart, Mike O’Berem on February 14, 1970 in Alhambra, CA. After the birth of her son, Christopher, they moved to Monroe, WI. 

She was a teacher's assistant at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in the Monroe School District and worked full time with children with learning disabilities. Outside of work she enjoyed gardening, creating stained glass art, reading, spending time with friends and family. 

She is survived by husband Mike O'Berem, son Christopher O'Berem, daughter-in-law Holly O'Berem, grandchildren Damon, Skyla and Fletcher, sister Randi Gibson, brothers Steven and Cliff Ahumada, Uncle Raymond (Pat) Kubly and cousins Ryan Kubly, Tim and Hillary Singleton, Craig and Peggy Singleton, Ron Singleton, and Cheri Singleton Beam. 

She was preceded in death by Father Frank Ahumada, Step Mother Peggy Ahumada, Birth Mother Naomi Haas, sister Roxann Celino, Aunt Shirley Kubly, Uncle Stan Singleton and Aunt Beverly Singleton.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 15th, 2024, from 2pm to 4pm at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home with service to follow officiated by Pastor Tim Singleton. 

The family extends their gratitude to her doctors and nurses at UW Madison Hospital and Clinic for their wonderful care. As well a special thank you to her loving friends that have been by her side throughout the years. 

Memorials in Nanette’s name may be made to:
https://www.rheumresearch.org 
https://www.arthritis.org.

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