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Frederick “Fritz” J. Miller
age 88, of Monroe, formerly of South Wayne, died Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born on May 20, 1928 in Winslow, IL; the son of August and Emma (Rockow) Miller.
Fred was a 1946 graduate of Winslow High School.
He served in the U.S. Army.
Frederick and Donna Furray were united in marriage on December 10, 1949 in McConnell, IL.
Fred was a Dairy farmer his entire life in the South Wayne area. He was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in South Wayne, Blackhawk Sportsman Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trap shooting and spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Donna of Monroe; 3 children: Charles (Jacky) Miller of Jim Falls, WI, Mary (Steve) Pilling of Blanchardville, and Rebecca (Bob Edler) Miller of Monticello; 8 grandchildren: Michele, Chantel, Holly, Christopher, Megan, Miranda, Sara, and Jennifer, 13 great grandchildren; a sister, Helen Hicks of Monroe; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers: Harold, Elston, Roger, Richard and Leon; sisters, Evelyn Wyssbrod, Gladys Benninger, and Margeurite Bourgo.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will be in Rock Lilly Cemetery, in Winslow, IL. A visitation will be Saturday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service, at the church. SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Scott F. Schmidt
age 58, of rural Monroe, died on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at his home. He was born on December 10, 1957, in Monroe, the son of Roger and Marjorie (Patrick) Schmidt. Scott graduated from Monroe High School.
Scott and Mary Eisch were united in marriage on August 6, 1977 in Monroe. Scott was a beef, hog and crop farmer his entire life. He loved talking and helping people understand about agriculture .
When not farming Scott enjoyed; Green Bay Packers, concerts, Swiss food, being the Monroe area Santa, Pheasants Forever, Jeep rides and trips out west.
He was a strong advocate for the Monroe School District as a school board member for 15 years. Serving as President of the Board from 2006-2010. Active member of the Monroe FFA Alumni, and organized the FFA Alumni Toy Show.
He is survived by his wife, Mary, mother, Marjorie Schmidt (Sheldon Steiner); daughters, Michele (Michael) Marcangelo, Melisa (Brett) Zettle, Samantha (Jason) Stewart; grandchildren: Matthew Marcangelo and Jackson Stewart; brothers, Craig (Bobbie) Schmidt and Tim (Nancy) Schmidt and nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his father, Roger Schmidt.
A special thank you to Hoppy, Steve, Mike, Linda, Mark, and families for keeping our home and farm operating during this time. To Dr. Huie, Nurse Michelle and the entire Monroe Clinic Oncology Department for the care and guidance we received during Scott's nine and half years of courageously battling cancer.
A Celebration of Scott’s Life will be Tuesday, December 13, 2016 from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Peppercorn Banquet and Catering, 1417 Mansion Dr. in Monroe.
A tribute of Scott's life will be held at 5:30 p.m.
In honor of Scott, please dress in jeans and boots.
Private burial will be at a later date.
A memorial fund is being established in Scott’s memory.
Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family.
Danny R. Hauge
age 66, of Monroe, died on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born on March 29, 1950 in Dodgeville, the son of Clarence and Ruby (Tesch) Hauge. Danny attended New Glarus High School.
Danny and Barbara Elmer were united in marriage on March 29, 1986 in Monroe.
Danny was a truck driver for Green Valley Redi-Mix. He enjoyed collecting antiques, shooting pool, bowling, Green Bay Packers and spending time with family.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara, of Monroe, children: Lonnie (Tracy) Hauge, of Cottage Grove, Christopher Hauge of Rio, Corry (Robin) Hauge, of Janesville, Shannon (Craig) Fiez of Deerfield, Chad Nelson of Milwaukee, brothers, Richard (Jackie) Hauge of Janesville, Myron (Ruby) Hauge of Stoughton; sisters, Karen Mueller of Waupun, Nancy (Harley) Altmann of Monroe, Cheryl (Anthony) Nickels of Monroe; grandchildren: Lance, Taylor, Kelsey, Kody, Kaden, Amber, Delaynie, Bethany, Sean, Brianna, Cady, Kaleb and Alisa; and sister-in-law, Nancy Hauge.
He is predeceased by his parents, brothers and sisters-in-law, Darcy Hauge, Glen (Jan) Ryman, Charles (Marilyn) Ryman; son, Kevin Nelson; brother-in-law, Royce Mueller.
Celebration of Life will be held after the holidays at Leisure Lanes.
John Ernest Snyder
age 58, of Monroe passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. John was born on March 21, 1958 to John Peter and Sophie Irene (Bandi) Snyder in Monroe. He attended Monroe High School. John worked for H and R Block for several years. He enjoyed model railroading.
He is survived by many cousins. John was preceded by his parents; and brother, Kenneth Snyder.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at Washington Reformation Church- Cemetery with Pastor Mary Gafner officiating. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Thomas C. Runkle Jr.
age 94, of Monroe, died on Saturday, December 24, 2016 in Monroe. He was born on June 24, 1922 in Sylvester Township, the son of Thomas and Lena Runkle. He attended Albany Schools.
Thomas and Lucille Kubly were united in marriage on August 11, 1946 at Zwingli Evangelical and Reformed Church in Monticello.
Thomas served in the U.S. Army, serving in the Headquarters Company 3rd Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment Army, in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland Germany, and Luzon. He earned the Phillipine Liberation Ribbon with Bronze Star, American Theater Service Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theater Service Medal, European African Middle Eastern Theater Service Medal and the good Conduct Medal.
Thomas was a truck driver for Gateway Transportation, Inc.
He was a member of Zwingli United Church of Christ, Zwingli Church of Brotherhood, American Legion Marty Post #256 in Monticello, Cecil Jones VFW Post # 2312.
He is survived by his sons, Terry (Carol) Runkle of Knoxville, TN, Richard (Lori) Runkle of Monroe; 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
He is predeceased by his wife, Lucille, sister, Elsie King, and brother, Fred Runkle.
Funeral services will be Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE FUNERAL HOME, with Rev. Lawrence Balleine officiating. Military honors will take place immediately following, in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday, December 28th, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Shirley Mae Montanye
age 66 of Monroe passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at The Monroe Clinic Hospital, surrounded by her family. Shirley was born on April 24, 1950 to Vernon “Bud” and Kathryn (Moss) Lincicum in Freeport. She had been married to Donald Montanye and together they had two sons.
Shirley was a graduate of the Blackhawk High School. Shirley retired from RR Donnelly, formerly Moores, after 45 years. She was a hard worker all her life, so after retirement she began working at Swiss Colony. Shirley was a member of the Women of Moose Chapter #599. She will be remembered as an avid Packer fan, her talent of cooking and crocheting. Shirley always put others before herself, her love was unconditional. She thoroughly enjoyed her family, her grandchildren were her greatest passion in life.
Shirley is survived by her sons, Travis (Loni) Montanye of Madison and Brian (Andrea) Montanye of Monroe; grandchildren, Briza, Andrew, Alicia, Aiden, and Lamont; siblings, Paul (Sandy) Lincicum, Kathy (Alan) Leitzen, Dennis (Connie) Lincicum, Walter (Connie) Lincicum, and Laurie (Wayne) Rose; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Sharon (Keith “Nip”) Sutter; grandson, Ethan; and nephew, Michael Leitzen.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00am on Friday, December 30, 2016 at the SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Chaplain Linda O’Leary officiating. Burial will follow services at the Chapel of the Hills Memorial Garden in Freeport. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 29, 2016 from 4:00-7:00pm at the funeral home. The Women of the Moose will have a service of remembrance on Thursday at 7:00pm.
Mary Irene Neuenschwander
age 85, of Brodhead, died on Friday, December 30, 2016 at Mercy Hospital in Janesville. She was born on November 6, 1931 in Argyle Township, Wisconsin, the daughter of Walter and Helen (Gibbons) Dunlavy.
Mary graduated from Monroe High School and attended Blackhawk Technical College.
Mary and Kenneth Neuenschwander were united in marriage on November 6, 1953 St. Victor’s Catholic Church.
Mary was a CNA at the Evansville Manor for 24 years. She was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, Mercy Association of Volunteers and volunteered with Hospice in Rock County; a Den Mother for Cub Scouts; and a 4-H leader with the Evansville 4-H Club. She loved to travel, traveling most of the United States including Alaska and got to her beloved country, Ireland.
She also enjoyed the Wisconsin Badgers, Green Bay Packers; the Milwaukee Brewers, Wisconsin Hockey; reading, restoring old Furniture and houses.
She is survived by her children: Rebecca (Bob) Faliveno of Mount Horeb, Lila (Kitty) Tesch of Stoughton, Tammy and Sheila Neuenschwander, both of Evansville, Tracy (Mark) Jurgella of Fond du Lac, Jennifer (Carl) Rabehl of Greendale; Richard (Linda) Neuenschwander of Brodhead, Kenneth Neuenschwander of Evansville; brothers, Robert (Betty) Dunlavy of Monroe; sister, Donna (Ray) Knutsen of Rockford, IL. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Melissa Faliveno of Brooklyn, NY; Angie (Mike) Stafford of Arizona, Kim (Joe) Richards of Janesville, Adriane and Nicole Neuenschwander, both of Chicago, IL; Lauren Jurgella of Fond du Lac, Owen and Quinn Rabehl of Greendale, and Ryan (Natasha) Tesch of Stoughton; 3 great-grandchildren: Adam Stafford and Austin and Lucas Richards; sisters-in-law, Karen, Joyce, and Jill Dunlavy; she is further survived by many other relatives, friends, and her beloved cats, Carolina, Dakota, and Georgia.
She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Kenneth; brothers, Joe, Francis, Charles, Walter, Paul, and Donald Dunlavy.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00am on Friday, January 6, 2017 at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE FUNERAL HOME in Monroe, with Monsignor Larry Bakke officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in St. Francis Catholic Cemetery in rural Argyle. Visitation will be held on Friday from 9:00am until the time of service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to: Green County Humane Society or St. Jude’s Children Hospital.
Janet P. Wiesenberg
age 75, of Monroe, died on Sunday, January 1, 2017 at Monroe Clinic Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 4, 1941 in Blanchardville, the daughter of Carl and Dorothy (Arntsen) Ihus. She attended school in Blanchardville.
Janet and Gerald Wiesenberg were united in marriage on October 10, 1959 in Blanchardville.
Janet did home day care for many years and later worked at Swiss Colony.
She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ and was a Sunday school teacher for many years. Janet enjoyed going to the Casino, playing cards, her flower garden, the cabin at Lake Wisconsin, and most of all spending time with family and her dogs,: Cuddles and Sam.
She is survived by her husband, Gerald, of Monroe, children: Brenda (Harlan) Emberson of Argyle, Renee (Andy Strack) Wiesenberg of Monticello, Sandra (Steve) Flannery of Argyle, Connie (Dennis) Bartow of Monroe; 7 grandchildren: Amanda and Bryon Emberson, Kevin and Sarah Flannery, Jacob (Marci) Boss and Joshua Boss, Janean (Anthony) Anderson; 3 great-grandchildren: Elena and Emily Boss and Easton Anderson. She is also survived by her brother, Paul Ihus of Mineral Point; sisters, Betty Duffy and Grace Peterson both of Mt. Horeb and Marilyn Moen of Monroe; sisters-in-law, Pauline and Bernadine Ihus.
She is preceded in death by her parents, grandson, Jeremy Boss, brothers, Gordon and Donald; sister, Donna O’Brien; brothers-in-law, Edward Duffy, Maynard Peterson and Burnell Moen.
Funeral services will be Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE FUNERAL HOME in Monroe, with Pastor Mary Gafner officiating.
Visitation will be Wednesday January 4th, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home and Thursday, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Private family burial will be at a later date in Greenwood Cemetery. A memorial fund will be established.
Lois M. Hannes
age 84, of Albany passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Valley Park Assisted Living in Albany. Services will be held in May of 2017. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Max C. Hillary
age 90, of Monroe, died on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. He was born on April 21, 1926 in Benton, WI, the son of Harry and Eva (Halsey) Hillary. He graduated from Benton High School. Max and Lois “Betty” Butts were united in marriage on November 6, 1949 in Dubuque, IA.
Many will remember him as “that tall nice man that worked at Penney’s”. Max had many talents; he was a wonderful handyman from remodeling, painting, to refinishing furniture. He enjoyed gardening and the outdoors, and was a good cook. The most important thing in his life was his family; he adored his grandchildren and was a big part of their lives.
Max is survived by his wife, Betty of Monroe; children, Trudy (Rodney) Westerman of Monroe, Candy (Mark Anderson) Hillary of La Crosse, Eva (Dave) Brookhiser of Janesville; brother, Dale Hillary of Galena, IL; two grandchildren, Ryan Berg and Tiffany Thorp; three great-grandchildren, Katie and Ethon Berg, and Livia Thomas; and one great-great-grandchild, Addilynn Fisher.
He was preceded in death by his parents; 7 brothers, Dempsey, Merle, Jack, Ken, James, Donald, and Robert; and 3 sisters, Jeanette Watkins, Arlene Pulver, and Grace Larson.
Private family services will be held at a later date. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Special thanks for the wonderful care and support Dad and our family received from Pleasant View Nursing Home the past 2 ½ years, especially all those from the View.
David W. Belke
age 70, of Monroe, died on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at his home. He was born on January 11, 1946 in Mauston, Wisconsin the son of Raymond and Gladys (Barnwell) Belke.
He is survived by his wife, Ruthie of Monroe, son, Jason (Karen) Belke , grandson, Kevin; brothers, Jim (Jeanie) Belke of Monroe and Thomas (Christopher Reichers) Belke, of Port Charlotte, FL; nieces and nephews. He is also survived by brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Tim and Vicki Jones and Linda Belke and a special group of life long friends. He is predeceased by his parents, brothers, John and Dale. Dave loved to ride his motorcycle, may his journey be long and winding. Per David’s request no funeral services will be held.
Louise A. Casey
age 93, of Janesville, formerly of Monroe, died on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at her home. She was born on August 10, 1923 to Lawrence and Dorothea (Meyer) Read in Elizabeth, IL.
Louise Read and Thomas L. Casey were united in marriage on June 20, 1946 in Monroe. She was a nurse at St. Clare Hospital in Monroe; she later worked at Pre Pak. She was a member of St. Victor’s Catholic Church and the American Legion Auxiliary. Louise enjoyed sewing, crafts, and taking care of her family.
She is survived by her children: Cheryl and Sharon Casey both of Goodyear, AZ; Cathy Casey of Janesville, and Thomas W. (Carol) Casey of Beaver Dam; granddaughters, Christy (Steve) Mindt and Julie (Corey) Phelps; great-grandsons, Casey Mindt and Owen Phelps.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Maurice Read; and three sisters, Merna Grebner, Virginia Fischer, and Charlotte Ackerson.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 10:00 a.m at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHKE FUNERAL HOME in Monroe, with Monsignor Larry Bakke celebrant. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation will be Monday, January 9th, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Harold Victor Rufer
age 93, of Carson City, Nevada, formerly of Janesville, passed away on Friday, December 30, 2016 in Nevada. Harold was born on November 6, 1923 to William and Margaret (Gempler) Rufer in Monroe. He was united in marriage to Jean Lewis on October 24, 1948.
Harold was a 1941 graduate of the Monroe High School. He proudly served his country during WWII as a Merchant Marine from 1944-1947. He was a cheesemaker in Monroe from 1945-1955; he then went on to work for General Motors for 30 years, retiring in 1985. Harold enjoyed golfing, traveling, and going to the casino.
Harold is survived by his children, Victor (Linda) Rufer of Janesville, Daniel Rufer of Beloit, and Barbara (Thomas) Niekamp of Waupaca; five grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Marian Rufer, as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jean; and four brothers, Waldo, Glenn, Lloyd, and Howard.
A Funeral visitation will be held on Monday, January 9, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until noon at the SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE FUNERAL HOME, 1455 Mansion Dr. in Monroe. No formal services will be held. A private family burial will be held at Washington Church Cemetery.
Miriam G. Ault
age 91, of Monroe, died on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born on December 23, 1925 in New Glarus, the daughter of Ivan and Gertrude (Wick) Zweifel. Miriam and John Ault were united in marriage on December 4, 1945 in Monroe.
Miriam was a telephone operator in Madison and Monroe for many years and she also worked at Pleasant View Nursing Home. Miriam loved to dance and play the organ. She also enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and watching the birds. She is survived by her son, Robert (Kristen) Ault of Monroe, daughter, Susan (Marty) Betts of Merrillan, WI; 3 grandchildren: Joshua (Kristine) Signer, and David and Laura Ault; 2 great-grandchildren: Desirae and Clara Jo Signer; half-sisters, Junie (Ronald) Straham and Jill (Gene) Duerst both of New Glarus; and dear friends, Mary and Steve Meier. She is predeceased by her parents, and husband, John. Memorial gathering will be held on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE FUNERAL HOME from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. with Pastor Randy Booth officiating. Burial will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established in Miriam’s name.
Idellis P. McKillip
age 89 of Monroe, died Saturday, January 7, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born on May 21, 1927 in Wiota Township, the daughter of Herman and Myrtle (Thorson) Halvorson. Idellis married Walter W. McKillip on April 27, 1946 in Darlington. She worked at Burgess Battery in Freeport for 14 years. She was a member of St. Johns United Church of Christ and she enjoyed cooking, baking and doing needlework.
She is survived by her husband, Walter of Monroe; son, Terry (Chris) McKillip of Rockford; a daughter, Barbara (Ray) Shearer of Kalamazoo, MI; 10 grandchildren; 7great grandchildren, and one due in April; 2 great great grandchildren; a brother, Clinton (Pauline) Halvorson of Darlington; 2 sisters, Melva (Henry) Tschanz of Monroe, and Jeaneen (Bob) Benson of Darlington; sister-in-law, Sharon Halvorson of Darlington; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Gary; 4 brothers: Sylvester, Edward, and Eldon Halvorson; and a brother in infancy; and a sister, Arlene Heins.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, with Reverend Kathleen Rinear officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. A visitation will be held from 10:00 am until the time of service.
Sharon J. Eells
age 75, of Browntown, died on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at her home. She was born on July 1, 1941, the daughter of Ralph and Inez (Weiss) Tieman.
Sharon and Albert H. Eells were united in marriage on January 24, 1959 in Lena, IL.
Sharon worked at Dorman’s Cheese for 30 + years, retiring at age 71. Sharon along with her husband started the Browntown Wagon Works, where they made wooden toys and traveled to different toy and craft shows in the area.
She enjoyed doing stained glass, collecting oil lamps and perfume bottles.
She is survived by her children: Dustin Eells of Monroe, Tom (Donna) Eells of Monroe, Allen (Julie) Eells of Janesville, and Dale Travis Eells of Los Angeles, CA; 2 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Marty (Joanne) Tieman of Darlington; 2 sisters: Cheryl (Grant) Dale of Monroe and Kathy (Walt) Fischer of Argyle; and her beloved cat of 15 years, Maudie.
She is predeceased by her parents, and husband, Albert,
Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE funeral home in Monroe, with Pastor Wayne Gregory officiating. Burial will be in Saucerman cemetery.
Visitation will be Tuesday, January 17th, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Dennis Oren Cook
age 67, of Monroe passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at his home. He was born on August 17, 1949 to Lorance and Lavora “Peggy” (Rice) Cook in Platteville.
Dennis proudly served his country in the U.S. Army as a Medic from 1969-1971. He was a highly decorated Vietnam veteran. He worked at Roth Kase cheese factory for over 20 years, until his retirement. Dennis was an avid fisherman and loved being out on his boat.
Dennis is survived by his two sons, Lance (Cari) Cook and Christopher (Danielle Bauer) Sibley; grandchildren, Kaylyn, Conner, and Caleb Cook, Raelianna Sibley and Jordyn Arn; siblings, Carol (Ron) Lumis, Don (Karen) Cook, Keith (Bernadine) Cook, Marilyn Hoffman, Steven (Susan) Cook, Cheryl (Russ) Warner, Cathy (Jeff) Gilbertson, Connie (Mike) Pederson, and Mike Cook; as well as sister-in-law, Edie Cook; his care giver, Debbie Riley and his beloved dog, Jax.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Lorance Cook, Jr., Secil “Toby” Cook, Myla Dalen, and Lyle Cook.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 4;00-6:00pm on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at the SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE FUNERAL HOME. Military Honors will be held at 4:00pm on Thursday at the funeral home.