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Maynard L. Gilbertson
age 73 of Monroe, died on Friday, October 9, 2015 at his home. He was born on January 13, 1942, the son of Julian and Margaret Gilbertson. He graduated from Monroe High School. He served 3 years in the U. S. Army with the 82nd Airborne Division as an ammo specialist and paratrooper. Maynard married Donna Wilde on October 17, 1964 at Peace Church in Browntown. He worked at Don’s Standard and Dearth Motors, and retiring after 30 years from Chrysler Motors in Belvidere.
In his younger years Maynard had a passion for restoring cars, with his friend Stan Stocker; along with many hunting and fishing trips. After he retired he and his wife, Donna, went on several trips around the world. He loved to travel and see different parts of the country. Maynard liked to take care of his “grandpups”, but his biggest joy was his wife and family.
He is survived by his wife Donna, of 51 years; daughters: Lori (Tony) Frenzel of Baraboo and Linda (Mark) McArdle of Monroe; a special grandson, Tory Frenzel of Baraboo; step-granddaughter,Tonia Frenzel, step-great-granddaughter, Myah, both of Baraboo; step-grandson, Ashly Frenzel, step-great-grandson, Austin, both of Madison; a brother, Dale Stauffacher of Monroe; plus several nephews, nieces and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Joyce Bahn.
Funeral services will be 11:00 am Thursday, October 15, 2015 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, with Pastor John Tabaka officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, with military rites accorded. A visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. at the funeral home.
Maynard’s laughter and wit will always be remembered.
A memorial fund is being established in Maynard’s memory.
Norma J. Frydenlund
age 87, of Albany, passed away Monday, October 12, 2015 at the New Glarus Home with the comfort of her family. She was born on April 24, 1928 in Monroe, the daughter of John J. and Elizabeth (Rhyner) Disch. Norma and Kenneth Frydenlund were married on October 10, 1949 in Monticello, WI. Norma attended the Silver School and received her GED through Albany High School.
Norma worked at Oaktron in Monroe and Ogden Manufacturing in Albany. She was a lifetime resident of the Albany area. She was a member of Albany United Methodist Church. She volunteered in Church, serving as Sunday School Teacher and the Albany food pantry. She also volunteered at the Friends of the Albertson Library in Albany and Albany Elementary School. She is survived by her children: John (Sheri) Frydenlund and James (Lori Moses) Frydenlund; Catherine Inabnit and special cousin Jerry Miller all of Albany. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Craig (Galina Simonova) Inabnit, Jeff (Stacy) Inabnit, Melanie (Brandon) Inabnit-Bakken, Heidi (Matt Roth) Inabnit, Jill (Matt) Norman, Lucas (JoLynne) Frydenlund; great-grandchildren: Michael Schmidt, Trevor (Bridgett Ace) Inabnit, Kylie Inabnit, Brayden and Brodyn Bakken, Drexel and Madex Norman & Jackson, Joshua and Christopher Frydenlund. She is predeceased by her Parents; Husband, sisters, Bernice Gill, Mildred Krueger, Gladys Gempeler, Pauline Duerst; and son-in-law, Melvin Inabnit. Funeral services will be Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Albany United Methodist Church with Pastor Brad Mather officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, October 16th, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Albany United Methodist Church and Saturday, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the church. Memorials may be directed to Albertson Memorial Library or Albany United Methodist Church.
Ethel L. Moritz
age 100, died on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at Azura Memory Care in Monroe. Ethel was born on August 8, 1915 in Courtney, North Dakota, the daughter of William and Daisy (Potts) Scharf. She attended schools in North Dakota until successive wheat failures required the family to move back to Amboy, Illinois. She finished her high school education at Amboy High School.
Ethel married Ray Moritz, whom she met in North Dakota, and they farmed in the Dixon, Illinois area. She was a longtime bookkeeper at F.W. Woolworth, in Dixon. Ethel was most proud that she was descended from the family of Meriwether Lewis, of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
She is survived by a daughter, Lois C. (Jim) Glessner, a resident of Pleasant View Nursing Home in Monroe; six grandchildren; ten great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. She had raised one of her grandchildren, William Moritz, of Dixon, to adulthood. She is predeceased in death by her husband; two sons; a sister and brother-in-law, Audrey and Troy Porter.
Ethel had moved to Monroe following the deaths of her sons, with whom she had resided, to be near her remaining family.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, October 19, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home, with Rev. David Busker officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery in Dixon, Illinois. Friends may call on Monday from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at the funeral home.
Alvin Frederick Ditter
age 88, passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at Azura Memory Care in Monroe, WI. Alvin was born to Henry and Mary (Mand) Ditter on February 8, 1927 in Taycheedah, WI. He married Jane C. Schmitz on June 16, 1949.
Survivors include his devoted wife, Jane, and children, Mary (Robert-deceased) Schara, David (Susan) Ditter, and John (Cindy) Ditter; grandchildren: Amy, Kim, Kate, Beth, Mitchell and Jaclyn, and 5 great-grandchildren. Al is further survived by brother, Raymond and sister, Alice Sabel. He leaves behind many special relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his Parents; brothers, William, Clarence, Harold and sister, Stella Birschbach. He loved the outdoors. Fishing and hunting were his favorite past-times. In his later years hickory nut hunting provided him many hours of pleasure. He will be missed by all who knew him. There will be a Memorial Service at a later date. Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Glenn C. Schwend
age 87, of Monroe, died on Friday, October 30, 2015 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. He was born on January 4, 1928, in Belleville, the son of Nelson and Lillian (Zweifel) Schwend.
Glenn and Viola Zentner were married on October 21, 1949 in Monroe. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Glenn was a mail carrier for the Monroe Post Office for 33 years retiring in 1995 and he also worked for the American Auto Center as a bookkeeper and salesman for many years. He was a member of the Monroe United Methodist Church, Loyal Order of Moose #754. He also enjoyed bowling, playing cards and fishing and hunting with his grandsons. He is survived by his wife, Viola of Monroe, children: Kathy (Todd) Lincicum of Monroe, Charlie (Kim) Schwend of Aurora, CO; Kristine (Jeff) Albertson of Monroe; grandchildren: Doug (Tiffany) Kundert, Jason (Amy) Kundert, Christopher (Jessie) Kundert, Gabriel (Olga Mari) Schwend and 5 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, Wilfred (Ethel) Sandridge of New Glarus, and sister, Elaine (Harold) Ruchti of Monroe. He is preceded in death by his Parents; and brothers, Eugene and Earl. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Monroe United Methodist Church with Pastor Randy Booth officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, November 2nd, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE FUNERAL HOME in Monroe.
Herman Frank Plantikow Jr.
age 78, of Monroe, passed away on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 6, 1937 in Monroe, the son of Herman and Elizabeth (Monte) Plantikow Sr.
Herman and Caryl Fuchs were married on August 26, 1962 at St. John’s United Church of Christ. Herman and his wife farmed in the Monticello and Albany area for 12 years, before moving to Monroe, where he was instrumental in starting the first recycling business in town in 1978. Herman also worked for Warehouse Charlie, Deppler Cheese Factory, Robert Holtsapple Heating and Varco Prudence in Evansville. He attended Calvary Chapel Church in Monroe. He enjoyed playing bingo at McDonalds, riding his moped, an occasional trip to the casino and fishing. He was a handyman and could fix anything. He also liked working on cars. He enjoyed spending time with family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren were most important to him. He is survived by his wife Caryl, of 53 years, children: Tamie (Kenneth) Kreitling, of Garland, TX; Terri (Kerry Segner) Olson of Browntown, Troy, of Minocqua, WI; Traci Luebke of South Wayne, Teresa (Duane) Carpenter of Monticello, Todd, Therman and Taryl of Monroe; 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 2 on the way. He was preceded in death by his father, August 7, 1967; mother, February 2, 1984; a son Timothy; brothers, Ralph and Orville; and sister, Dorothy Roth. Funeral services will be Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home in Monroe with Pastor Chuck Heffelfinger officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, November 4th, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
age 93 of Monroe, died Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born April 6, 1922 the daughter of Ernest and Estella (Drye) Stoehr in Cadiz Township, Green County
Lily was married to George R. Salter on March 20, 1942, and later married Glenn C. Bailey on June 12, 1961. Lily worked at Structo & Micro Switch in Freeport, IL and at a nursing home in Tujunga, CA. Lily also lived in North Bend, NE and Tujunga, CA, with some winters spent in Phoenix, AZ. She was the last survivor of 7 children. She liked reading books, working crossword puzzles, going fishing and she never saw a cat she didn’t like.
Surviving are daughters, Dorothy (James) Wells of Monroe, Eleanor (Lee) Weaver of Rockford, IL; sons, George (Linda) Salter of Janesville, Larry (Linda) Salter of San Jose, CA; 8 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; sisters, Martha Rhodes, Irene Parsons, Alice Tretter, Vada Miller and brothers Fred Stoehr and Paul Stoehr.
A gathering time of friends and relatives will be held on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from 10:00 A.M. until 12 noon at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home.
Private family graveside services will be in Saucerman Cemetery, Cadiz Township.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lily’s name to the Green County Humane Society, due to her love of cats would be appreciated.
Dr. Carlos A. Jaramillo II
age 94 of Monroe, passed on Monday, November 2, 2015 surrounded by his family. He was born on May 13, 1921 in Lima, Peru, the son of Dr. Carlos A. Jaramillo I and Maria Teresa Dominguez.
Carlos and Mimma were married in Civil Ceremony, on November 24, 1951 and in religious ceremony on December 24, 1951 at the Catholic Church Maria del Pilar, in Lima, Peru. They came to Monroe in 1967. He was involved in many organizations and activities throughout his life. Most of all Carlos loved spending time with his family, which he had said many times, is the most important thing in life.
Dr. Jaramillo joined St. Clare Hospital in Monroe in 1967 as a Pathologist, holding this position until his retirement in 1996. He participated in hospital activities, serving on various committees and maintained an active C.M.E. program and as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Wisconsin, he taught Pathology to medical students.
Carlos became an American citizen in 1960 and was an active member in professional societies including: Green County and Wisconsin Medical Societies, the American Medical Association, the USA and Canadian Academy of Pathology, the Paleopathology Club of I.A.P., the Wisconsin S. of Pathology, the Pan American Medical Association, College of American Pathologist, the ASCP, the Society of Nuclear Medicine, the International Medical Graduates of S.M.S. of WI, Diplomate of Pan American Medical Association, Latin American Society of Pathology, American Society of Cytology, Society of Practitioners of Infectious Diseases, Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Examiners 1995, lectured as a visiting Professor of Pathology at the medical school of Guadalajara, Mexico.
He felt his greatest memory was that in 1942, while a student at Bethany College West Virginia, he was invited to participate upon the recommendation of the Institute of International Education, to attend the International Student Assembly in Washington D.C. This was an international meeting with the participation of Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt. He was elected as a representative of West Virginia and then as the representative of the Unites States. At the conference he was elected chairman of the steering committee, this included participating in the writing of the rules and constitution of the organization. During this occasion he was invited to the White House to meet President Roosevelt. Shaking hands with President Roosevelt was an unforgettable memory for him.
Surviving are his children, Maria del Pilar (Gerald) Bayer of Green Bay, WI, Maria Rocio del Carmen Jaramillo of Chicago, IL, Carlos Alberto (Adriana) Jaramillo III of Madison, WI, Maria Teresa Jaramillo-Bray of Lakeville, MN, and Maria Mercedes Giallombardo of Atlanta, GA, brother Jorge Oscar(Enilda) Jaramillo of Lima, Peru and sister Maria Teresa (Harold) Meconi of Menlo Park, CA; grandchildren, Karla (James) Schmidt, Michael Bayer, John Bayer, David Bayer, Carlos Jaramillo IV, Elizabeth Jaramillo, Christina (Adam) Kuhlmann, David (Stephanie) Bray, Laura (Nick) Bray, Antony Giallombardo, Dominic Giallombardo, Gabriella (Michael)Williams; and great grandchildren: Colton and Hadley Schmidt, Mason, Carter and Savannah Kuhlmann, Isaac, Ezra and Jonah Bray, Barrett Williams, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, parents, brother, nephew and grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church with Celebrant Fr. Michael E. Klarer. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Monroe.
Visitation will be Friday, November 6th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Drive and 18th Ave., in Monroe.
A memorial fund is being established in Carlos’s name.
Dale A. Barth
age 84, of Monroe, passed away on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at Azura Memory Care in Monroe. He was born on June 20, 1931 in Monroe, the son of Alfred and Susanna (Blum) Barth Jr. and graduated from Monroe High School in 1949.
Dale farmed in the Monroe area; he enjoyed reading, music, dancing and was always there to lend a hand where ever needed. He was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Shirley of Monroe, daughters, Connie Barth of Monroe, Angela (Chad) Moore of Monroe; grandchildren, Dana and Dillion Moore; sister, Margaret Miller of Grand Rapids, MI; his nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends and his treasured companion, his cat, Bear. He is predeceased by his Parents, brother, Rolland Barth and sister, Arlene in infancy. Funeral services will be Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s United Church of Christ with Rev.Todd Hackman officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, November 13th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home in Monroe. A memorial fund will be established.
Louis W. Contreras
age 80, died on Friday, November 6, 2015 at the LaFayette Manor in Darlington. He was born on April 12, 1935 the son of Constancio and Theresa (Nento) Contreras. Louis and Lorraine Donnell were married in the Chicago area. He enjoyed bowling, bingo and having a fine meal. Louis always played Santa for the family during the Christmas season.
He moved to the Darlington area to be close to his, nieces and nephews who survive him. He is predeceased by his parents; wife, Lorraine; sons; Jeffery and Jonathan, brothers, George and Charles; and his sister, Mary Runge. A gathering of relatives and friends will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 3:00 to 5:00 P.M. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home, with a service at 5:00 conducted by Fr. Michael E. Klarer. Burial will be in the Rosehill Catholic Cemetery in Chicago at a later time.
Winifred R. Schutt
age 94, of Monroe, passed away on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at Aster Retirement Home in Monroe. She was born on July 2, 1921 in Lafayette, County, the daughter of James and Olga (Hanson) Field.
Winifred married Paul Ritter in October of 1945; she later married Robert Schutt on June 8, 1957. She was a member of Monroe United Methodist Church. Winifred enjoyed occasional trips to the Casino, playing bingo, and spending time with her family She is survived by her son, Dennis (Jesslyn) Ritter of Tomahawk, daughter, Cheryl (Michael) Schoeny of Tomah; grandchildren: Robert (Sarah) Ritter of Beloit, Denise (Jeff) Garland of Beloit, Steven (Jessie) Schoeny of Sparta, Scott Schoeny of Warrens; great-grandchildren: Ashley, Christopher and Megan Ritter, Jessie and Jeffrey Garland; sisters, Ruby Meyer of Rockford, IL, and Sharon Knouse of Monroe. She is predeceased by her Parents; Husbands; son, David Ritter; and brothers, William and Maynard Field. Funeral services will be Saturday, November 14, 2105 at 12:00 noon at Monroe United Methodist Church with Pastor Randy Booth officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, November 14th, from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 noon at the Church.
Esther E. Liegel
age 83, of Monroe, passed away on Friday, November 13, 2015 at her home. She was born on November 27, 1931 in Sabin, Wisconsin, the daughter of J.D. and Norma (Willfred) Elmer and graduated from Baraboo High School.
Esther and Fred Liegel were married on January 9, 1954 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Baraboo. Esther was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Monroe. She is survived by her husband, Fred Liegel, of Monroe; sons, Randy (Deborah) Goodman of Reedsburg, Brian Liegel, of Ft. Atkinson, Larry (Emily) Liegel of Janesville,
Mark Liegel of Montana, Kevin (Linda) Liegel of North Carolina; daughters, Linda (Dave) Beightol of Monroe, Susan (Dan) Heather of St. Charles, IL; Cindi (Lowell) Egger of Monroe; brother, Wesley Elmer of Atlanta, GA; sister, Marva Komisarow and Sharon Evers of Ft. Wayne, Ind; 24 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
She is predeceased by her Parents; first husband, William Goodman in 1952; brother, LaVerne Elmer; sisters, Shirley Granger, Phyllis Bird. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home with Fr. Michael E. Klarer Celebrant. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation will be Thursday, November 19th, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., until time of service at 6:00 pm at the funeral home.
Wallace “Red” Lindsay
age 89 of Monroe, died Saturday, November 14, 2015 at Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born on August 24, 1926 in Monroe, the son of Albert and Edna (Pfund) Lindsay. He attended Monroe High School. He was a heavy truck operator in the Army from December of 1944 to August 1946; he served in the Pacific Theater operations. Red married Patricia J. Stubbe on October 8, 1949 in Monroe. He started out working at General Motors, he then owned and operated Green County Salvage until 1976 when he sold the business. He then worked for Cornnerstone Construction as a Mason, and belonged to the Wisconsin Masons Union. He was a member of the American Legion Zilmer Riley, post #84 and the V.F.W. Cecil Jones post #2312. He enjoyed playing the lottery, gambling and going to the boat.
He is survived by his sons: Mark (Marsha) Lindsay and Curt (Kathie) Lindsay, both of Monroe; 5 grandchildren: Nicole, Brian, Bruce, Calli and Travis; 8 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; 2 sisters: Geraldine Swisher of Janesville, and Marlene (Irvin) Rohl of Rockford, IL; 7 nephews; 5 nieces; numerous great nephews and nieces; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Patricia; a brother, Ralph; a sister, Joyce Bergmann; and 2 nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, November 19, 2015 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, with Pastor John Tabaka officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Monroe. A visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 pm and on Thursday from 10:00 am, until the time of service. Memorials may be given in Red’s name to the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Association.
Frank R. VanderVelden Jr.
age 77 of Monroe, died Saturday, November 14, 2015 at his home. He was born on March 7, 1938 in Monroe, the son of Frank and Lucile (Zuhlke) VanderVelden Sr. He served in the National Guard from 1956 to 1959. Frank married Darlene Breitenfeld in 1982; he later married Vivian Teague in 2014.
Frank left home at the age of 16 and started working. He had a love for trucking and made it his life. He bought his first truck and trailer in 1971 and started his own trucking business, which he ran up until 2008. After selling his business, he worked for Ursa Logistics in Janesville from 2009 to 2015. He belonged to St. Victors Catholic Church and The Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #754. He had a side business called “Frank’s Junk Sale” which he enjoyed doing, along with fishing and hunting. His greatest treasure was his family.
He is survived by his wife, Vivian of Monroe, mother, Lucile of Monroe, son, Steven (Lisa) Elmer of Juda; step-daughter, Tammy (Rick) Naramore of Brodhead; grandchildren: Katie Krieger; Triniti, Miah and Aidan Elmer; Dustin and Dakota Naramore; sister, Deb (Andy) Buol of Monroe; brother, Dennis (Carrol) VanderVelden of Monroe; mother-in-law, Sophia Teague; honorary grandfather to: Thomas, Jonathan, and Lynanne Fosler; also his loving pets, Lilly and Sweet Pea. He was preceded in death by his father, wife, Darlene; sons: Brian, Kirby and Kurt; a brother, Phil; and father-in-law, Harrison Teague; his loyal little buddy, his dog Boogie.
Frank wants to be remembered as being the happy go lucky man he was. He loved to make everyone smile and laugh. He put a lot of love into the family farm, restoring it and creating nature trails throughout the property.
Per Frank’s wishes private services were held at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, with Monsignor Larry Bakke celebrating.
Gary L. Corbin
age 73 of Monroe, died Friday, November 20, 2015 at Meriter Hospital in Madison, after battling Acute Leukemia for 5 months. He was born on March 16, 1942, in Ridgeway, WI, the son of Phillip and Emma (Arntsen) Corbin. He was a graduate of Argyle High School. He entered the U.S. Army in1964 and was honorably discharged in 1966, serving in the Army Infantry, 2nd Armored Division, and then eight years as a weekend warrior. Gary married JoAnn Ommodt Robertson on July 3, 1976. He worked as plant manager for Oaktron Industries and for MTX for forty four years and currently worked in quality control at Colony Brands until becoming ill. Gary loved to hunt,fish and go out dancing; but most of all Gary enjoyed being with family, enjoying life to the fullest. He was an avid Badger and Packer fan, but most of all he was a landscape artist, designing his flower beds and his Koi pond. He is survived by his wife, JoAnn Corbin; sons, Jason (Mandy Pella) Corbin, Michael (Peggy) Corbin, David Robertson; daughters, Michelle (Robert Foster) Corbin, Sheri (Russ) Werren, Debra Hauser; 6 grandchildren, 2 special granddaughters, Heather Priebe and Caitlyn Foster; brothers, John (Kay) Corbin, Dean Corbin, Steve (Evie) Corbin, Harold (Barbara) Corbin and a sister, Patricia Danielson. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Robert Corbin, Phillip Corbin; sister, Marian Sniff and a brother-in-law, Gene Sniff. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in South Wayne with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home In Monroe.
Jaymee L. Roller
age 16, of Monroe, passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at her home. She was born on July 7, 1999 in Fort Atkinson, the daughter of Amanda Roller. Jaymee attended the Wisconsin Center for the Blind and the Visually Impaired in Janesville.
Jaymee enjoyed drawing, swimming, music, joking around, her IPad and her dogs. She is survived by her grandmother, Peggy Roller of Monroe, her dogs Pablo and Chico, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, November 28, 2015 at the Monroe Moose Lodge from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. A memorial fund is being established in Jaymee’s name or you can donate online at https://m.gofundme/ggbm2sr8
Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family.
Jess R. Hager
age 20 of Monroe, died on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at his home, as the result of a severe asthma attack. He was born on April 19, 1995, the son of Richard and Shan (Humbel) Hager. He was a 2013 graduate of Monroe High School.
Jess was always a giving and charismatic person, being very close to all of his friends. He was a people person, clever, witty, funny and but very sharp. He always lived his life to the fullest, camping and fishing trips, when and wherever. He loved the spontaneity in life and found opportunities to seek new adventures whenever he’d find them. Growing up in a hockey family he of course was a player himself. He loved it for as long as he could but found tennis to be his true athletic passion. He and his brother would play almost daily during the warm summer months and spent some of their closet and fondest memories on a tennis court. Even though he found other life endeavors after high school he always hinted that he missed tennis dearly. Shortly after graduating high school he found out the severity of his mother’s cancer diagnosis. Like a great son he took very good care of her till the end. He is survived by his dad, Rich; brother, Dan; aunts, uncles, cousins and many special friends. He is predeceased by his grandparents and mom, Shan. Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 30, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home, with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. at the funeral home. A memorial fund is being established in Jess’s memory.
Patricia E. Youngwith
81, passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born on December 19th, 1933, in Beloit,WI., to Francis and Jane (McBride) Ryan. She graduated from Beloit High in 1952. She worked at Freeman Shoes from 1952- 1954 and was employed at The Swiss Colony for 23 years. She was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church.
Patricia is survived by her husband, Richard; five loving children, Richard (Janice) of Carol Stream, IL, Teresa (Rick) Babcock of Lewisburg, MO, Cynthia (Phil) Vangsnes of Green Bay, WI, Douglas (Nerida) of Wauwatosa, WI, and Marcy (Todd) Brayko, of Monroe, and 13 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Bill and a sister Mary.
To Pat, family was always the most important thing in life. Her favorite times were when the family could all be together and share some laughter. She was an avid cookie baker and was famous for her Molasses cookies, Outrageous cookies and her fruitcake. She enjoyed sewing projects for the grandchildren. These are a few wonderful things about Mom. She met every challenge life gave her with only a courage that could be admired and with strong faith. She will be very missed by all, especially her loving children.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home with Fr. Larry Bakke Celebrant. Visitation will be Monday, November 30th from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorials may be donated to the Apostolate to the Handicapped, and can be sent to the Funeral home at P.O. box 86, Monroe, Wisconsin.
Helen J. Mayne
age 100, of Monroe, formerly of Browntown, died Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born on August 28, 1915 in Oneco, Illinois, the daughter of Homer and Matilda (Walter) Miller. Helen married Robert Dale on Sept. 11, 1933 in Rockford, IL; she later married Nicholas Mayne on Oct. 6, 1946 in Darlington. Helen was employed by the U.S. Postal Service, becoming postmaster in 1955 in Browntown, she retired in 1974.
Helen was a member of Peace United Church of Christ, Retired Postmasters, Browntown Fireman’s Auxiliary, creator of the Browntown Museum; she enjoyed flowers, liked to travel, traveling to all 50 states and Mexico and the Caribbean.
She is survived by step-daughter, Bernadine Ubersox of Shullsburg, son, Grant (Cheryl) Dale of Monroe, daughters, Deanna (Alvin) Sacker of Monroe, and Tammie (Greg) DeRemer of Monroe; 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson; brother, Paul Miller, of Brodhead; sisters, Jean Nybroten, of Monroe, Darlyne (Ken) Klossner of Brodhead.
She is predeceased by her Parents; Husbands, son, Nathan, step-daughter, Ailene Malott, grandson, Curtis Dale, great-grandson, David Pick; 7 brothers, and 5 sisters. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Peace United Church of Christ in Browntown, with Pastor Wayne Gregory officiating. Burial will follow in Saucerman Cemetery. A visitation will be held Tuesday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home. A memorial fund is being established in Helen’s memory.
Herbie S. Sigafus
69, of Gratiot, passed away, Saturday, November 21, 2015 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. He was born January 12, 1946, in Freeport, IL to Milo and Genevieve (Stephenson) Sigafus. Herb grew up in Warren/Gratiot area, and attended South Wayne High School. In 1964 he joined the U.S. Marine Corp and served two tours in Vietnam.
He was united in Marriage to Sharon Signer on June 18, 1971, at Red Oak, IL. Herb and Sharon owned and operated their own trucking business, S&S Transfer, from 1973 to November 2008. Herb was a member of Gratiot VFW post #9692; and the American Legion. He always enjoyed the outdoors, riding Harley, horseback riding, fishing, swimming in his pool, bowling, and playing ball. He loved his pets and spending time with family and friends. His great personality and sense of humor will be remembered by all. Herb is survived by his wife, Sharon; son, Brian (Jamie) Sigafus of Gratiot; granddaughters, Mikayla and Aleigha Sigafus; grandson, Nathan Sigafus, Trevor Nichols (Mariah Kammes) and Trevor’s daughter, Tessa Nichols of Belmont; mother-in-law, Lucille Signer of Gratiot, sisters, Pat (Elton) Seffrood of Browntown, Judy (Bill) Heitz of Rockford, IL; Leila (Jim) Dietmeier of Graycliff, Montana; brothers-in-law, Gary (Sharon) Signer of Gratiot, Ronnie (Shelly) Signer of Shullsburg; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his Parents; his son, Mike Sigafus; and father-in-law, Wallace Sigafus. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 5th, 2015, from 12 to 4:00 p.m. at the Old Middle School, 5630 Main Street, Gratiot, WI; with Military Honors at 12:00 Noon. Private graveside services will be held at a later date.
Frederick “Fred” Beer Jr.
age 99, of Monroe, died Thursday, November 26, 2015 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born on August 22, 1916 at the Buckskin Cheese Factory, where his father was the cheese maker. The son of Frederick and Emma (Rothenbuehler) Beer Sr. He attended several rural schools in Green County. Frederick married Lillian F. F. Zurfluh on September 16, 1940 at the Little Brown Church in the Vale, at Nashua, Iowa.
Before W W II he worked for Joe Rohner at Rohner’s tavern: he was Co-owner of City Hotel (now known as Suisse House) with Herb Steffen for 34 years; he also worked 4 years at Greenwood Cemetery.
He served in Company K 32nd Division National Guard from 1932-1938; served with 41st Infantry Division from 1942-1946, with rank as staff sergeant; served as Communication Chief, Division Artillery: he participated in 4 beach heads as follows: 2 New Guinea; 1 Island of Biak; 1 Philippine Island of Mindanao. He was in Hiroshima within a month after the Atomic Bomb was dropped. He received the W W II Victory Medal; Asiatic Pacific Medal with bronze Arrowhead and three bronze stars; Philippine Liberation Medal with one bronze star; Army of Occupation-Japan; and the Good Conduct Medal.
In 1965 after the Palm Sunday Tornado he was appointed by Mayor Walter Ekum to serve as Vice Chairman of the Urban Renewal Committee. He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge #754, Zilmer Riley American Legion post #84, Cecil Jones VFW post 2312, Green County Conservation League and St. John’s United Church of Christ, where he served on the church council.
He is survived by his son, James R. (Olga) Beer of Monroe; 5 grandchildren: Tara G. (Vikas Arora) Beer of Burlingame, CA, Crystal L. Beer of Brodhead, Jennifer R. Beer, of Milwaukee, Artem A. Beer of Minneapolis, MN; Alexander J. Beer, of Monroe; a great grandchild: Avni Frances Arora. He was preceded in death by his Parents; wife, Lillian; daughter, Phyllis K. Beer; siblings: Hulda Reasa, Walter, John, William, Arthur, Werner, Edward, Ralph and Alois Beer.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at St. John’s United Church of Christ, with Reverend Tiff Bates officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. A visitation will be held Tuesday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at St. John’s United Church of Christ, with a Moose Service at 7:00 p.m. A memorial fund will be established in Fred’s memory.
A special thank you to his care taker and friend, Jo-Ann Cook and her family.
Jerry V. Thomm
age 89, of Monroe, died on Friday, November 27, 2015 at Caring Hands in Brodhead. He was born on September 4, 1926 on the family farm in Monroe Township, the son of Vincent and Frieda (Benkert) Thomm.
Jerry and Joyce Staver were married on August 11, 1946 in Emmanuel Evangelical Church. Jerry farmed on the family farm for many years, and later worked for Crandall Oil Company, Sieg Auto Parts, drove cars for different dealers in the area and worked at the Idle Hour Mansion. He was a member of St John’s United Church of Christ, Monroe Optimist Club, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #754 and Jolly Switzers Band which he was co-founder of. He is survived by his wife Joyce, of Monroe; children, Jeff (Rhonda) Thomm of Monroe, Ron (Ginger) Thomm of Monroe, Jill (Franz) Niederberger of Pine River, Chris (Richard) Gratz of Monroe; 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by his Parents; and grandson, Paul Niederberger. Funeral services will be Thursday, December 3, 2015 at St. John’s United Church of Christ at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Tiff Bates officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 2nd, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE FUNERAL HOME in Monroe.
David Lee Gertsch
age 68, passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at Monroe Manor in Monroe, WI. He was born on January 15, 1947 in Monroe, WI to Walter and Darleen Gertsch.
David grew up on a farm in the Gratiot area. He attended school in Gratiot, WI.Then farmed alongside his father for many years. David met the love of his life Nancy Quinn. They married in 1971 and were happily married for 44 years. David is survived by his spouse Nancy and children: Rick (Janann) Gertsch of Gratiot, WI; Rodney Gertsch of Monroe, WI; Julie (Paul) Treuthardt of Monroe, WI. His eight grandchildren: Alex, Taylor and Haley Gertsch; Donavan, Lee and Alexis Gertsch; Layne and Colsyn Treuthardt. He is also survived by his bother, Duane (Shirley) Gertsch of Albany, WI; Sisters: Deanna Gertsch-Pozorski (Rick) of Stevens Point, WI; Dorothy Gertsch (Dale Beske) of Verona, WI; Linda (Bill) Hutchinson of Cottage Grove, MN; Nancy (Bob) Cummings of Waupaca, WI. His mother-in-law, Emma Zweifel of Monroe, WI; Sisters-in-law: JoAnn (Bernie) Flannery of Argyle, WI; Marian (Matt) Olin of Janesville, WI. Brother-in-law Charlie (Kelli) Quinn of Gratiot, WI. David was preceded in death by his parents Walter and Darleen Gertsch; Sister Lois Mae Gertsch. Father-in-law Kenneth Quinn; Brothers-in-law Patrick and Emmet Quinn. A hard-working, caring and social man. David greeted everyone with an easy smile, always sharing his sense of humor. He was a devoted husband and role model for his three children who saw through David the value of hard work and living each day to the fullest. David was passionate about farming and sharing that passion with his family. Spring fieldwork, harvesting and John Deere tractors all brought a smile to his face. He was an excellent farmer who easily adjusted to new farming technologies over the years. He was never afraid to tackle a problem and could fix nearly anything. David took pride in meticulously taking care of the farm and equipment. He always made time for activities with the grandchildren, four-wheeler rides and letting them win in checkers were very popular. David enjoyed watching the Packers beat the Bears and Vikings. David and his wife, Nancy, enjoyed camping, traveling and making new friends wherever they went. In recent years, the cabin he designed and built in the Minocqua area became a favorite family destination. When “Up North”, David enjoyed his time with the family fishing, boating or searching for treasures at garage sales. Health challenges, however, revealed his true fighting spirit. He successfully underwent a lung transplant and triple bypass heart surgery at Cleveland Clinic. After enjoying a ten-month lease on life, David contracted West Nile Virus in the fall of 2013 which took away his ability to walk and speak, but not his ability to smile and think clearly. David received care at various facilities, including Monroe Manor. Throughout his illness, he received very attentive and loving care from his wife, Nancy, who was always by his side. The Gertsch family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at the Cleveland Clinic, Monroe Manor, St. Croix Hospice and David’s private nurse, Lori Ikerd, for the special care and treatment provided to David during his illness. In accordance with David's wishes, a private service will be held at the SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE Funeral Home in Monroe, WI with burial at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Gratiot, WI.