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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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Sheldon W. Steiner
age 80 of Monroe, died Tuesday August 25, 2020 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. He was born on March 5, 1940 on the family farm in Belleville, Primrose Township, the son of Wilbert and Marie (Kubly) Steiner. He graduated from Belleville High School. Sheldon married Diane Dorothy Davis on May 28, 1960; she preceded him in death on December 8, 2002. He worked at Harlan Sprague Dowley in Madison for over 30 years, until his retirement to take care of Diane.

  He was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, he enjoyed dancing and playing cards; he coached football when his sons were in school, Capital City Youth Football League.

  He is survived by his significant other, Marjorie Schmidt of Juda; children: Doug (Kay) Steiner of Verona and Gary (Sue) Steiner of Blanchardville; grandchildren: Mary, Sophie and Claire Steiner, Justin, Sean (Kim) and Cole Steiner; step-son, Tim (Nancy) Schmidt; step-daughter-in-law, Bobbie Schmidt; step-grandchildren: Tyler and Kelsey Schmidt; Alexa, Haley and Kevin Schmidt; sisters: Darlene Symdon and Shirley Moyer; brothers and sisters-in-law: Gene Dahlk, Barb Hodgson, Jim Davis, Betty (Dwight) Sweeney, Allen Grindle, and Carolyn (Tom) Stevenson. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Diane; grandson, Aaron Steiner; brothers-in-law: Roger Symdon, Dick Moyer and Dave Hodgson; sisters-in-law: Lou Ann Dahlk, Susie Grindle and Shelly Davis.

  Private family services will be held Thursday, September 3, 2020 with Rev. Todd Hackman officiating. A public celebration of Sheldon’s life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be given to a charity of your choice in Sheldon’s memory. 

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Diana R. Weckerly
age 80 of Monroe, died Sunday, September 6, 2020 peacefully with her family at her side. She was born on January 26, 1940 in Rockford, Illinois, the daughter of Orlin and Ruth (Fleming) Weeks. She graduated from Monroe High School. Diana married Alan G. Weckerly on October 4, 1958 at St. John’s United Church of Christ. She was a member of St. John’s U.C.C., where she taught Sunday school and choir; she also was part of the Bell Choir and the Sanctuary Choir for over 30 years. Diana was a Girl Scout Leader, she loved quilting and was a member of the Courthaus Quilters. She was also a volunteer for many years at the Green County Fair.
  She is survived by her husband, Alan Weckerly of Monroe; children: Alan (Patricia) Weckerly Jr. of Cleveland, OH, Scott (Judy) Weckerly of Nashville, TN, Brenda (Matthew Becker) Weckerly of Hatfield, PA, and Cindy (Matthew) Wilcox of Monroe; 20 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; brother, Floyd (Jackie) Weeks of Thomaston, GA; sisters: Linda (Mike) Deininger of Monroe and Gerry (Richard) Gobeli of Winter Park, FL; plus many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Dawn.
  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, September 11, 2020 at St. John’s United Church of Christ with Reverend Todd Hackman officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. A visitation will be held Thursday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home.

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​The family wishes to express it's sincerest apologies for anyone who may have missed the live stream of Sharon's funeral mass due to interference with the internet. Below is a link to the recorded service:


Sharon Lea (Small) Mitchell
age 70 of McConnell, Stephenson County, Illinois, passed away Sunday, September 6, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on March 17, 1950 in Libertyville, Lake County, Illinois, the daughter of Earl Berton and Vera Letitia (Elliott) Small. She graduated from Libertyville High School in 1968 and received her Bachelor’s degree in Business from Columbia College. Sharon married Gilbert Ernest Mitchell on February 28, 1970 in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Libertyville, Illinois. She moved from Lake County, IL to Stephenson County, IL in September 1979. While she was staying home to raise her children, she was involved in PTO, 4-H, Home Extension, church women’s groups, and Girl Scouts, and taught catechism at St. Joseph’s Church in Lena, IL. Later she retired from the Human Resources department of the Monroe Clinic and Hospital in 2006 after 14 years employment. Sharon was always willing to help local charities or anyone else needing assistance.
Her memberships included St. Vincent de Paul Society, Audubon Societies, the Mock Orange Home Extension Group, genealogical societies, and tree farm associations. She was program coordinator for the Green County Genealogical Society, and has been an active member of St. Victor’s Church (St. Clare of Assisi Parish) in Monroe, WI.
Her hobbies included genealogy, photography, scrapbooking, gardening, wildlife, and traveling with her husband and granddaughter.

Sharon is survived by her husband, Gilbert of McConnell, IL; daughter Julie (David) Prindle of Orangeville; granddaughter, Megan Davis of Orangeville, IL; sister, Susan (John) McCormick of Grayslake, IL; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her father in 1996, her mother in 2004, son Michael John in 1971, and daughter Pamela Ann in 2004.

An immediate family only (due to the pandemic) memorial service will be held at St. Victor’s Catholic Church in Monroe, WI with Monsignor Larry Bakke presiding. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, also in Monroe, WI. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be donated in Sharon’s name to St. Clare of Assisi Parish, Green County Genealogical Society or a charity of your choice.

The family would like to thank St. Clare of Assisi Parish, the Monroe Clinic Hospice, and all other friends and family members for your loving support.

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Michelle R. Daehlin
age 57, of Monroe passed away on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. She was born the daughter of John and Betty (Lincicum) Daehlin on May 19, 1963 in Monroe. Michelle was a graduate of Monroe High School in 1981 and continued her education at Sauk Valley College in Illinois, where she earned her degree in Nursing. 

She was a member of Cedarville Baptist Church, the American Legion Post #84 Auxiliary, VFW Post 2312 Auxiliary, she ran the March of Dimes in the Monroe area, and led the Vacation Bible School Program at her church. Michelle also enjoyed sewing, crafting, going to craft shows, and collecting precious moments figurines. Michelle loved babysitting and spoiling her friends’ children.

Michelle is survived by her parents, John and Betty Daehlin of Monroe; many cousins, aunts and uncles, other relatives and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her brother, John Paul Daehlin; maternal grandparents, Florence and Francis Lincicum; paternal grandparents, Isaac and Frieda Daehlin.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 PM on Monday, September 14, 2020 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home. Burial will follow service in Greenwood Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 12:30 until the time of service.

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Darleen O. Wyttenbach
age 94, of Monroe, entered eternal life on Friday September 11, 2020 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born April 19, 1926 in Blanchardville, the daughter of Maurice and Clara (Erickson) Hendrickson. She attended Blanchardville Schools. Darleen Hendrickson and John G. Wyttenbach were united in marriage on April 17, 1946 at the Blancharville Lutheran Church. Darleen was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Monroe WI.

Darleen enjoyed playing cards, tending to her bird feeders, flowers and spending time with family. She was a wonderful cook and baker, sharing cookies and candy with family and friends. Darleen loved preparing Christmas dinners for family and the traditional Bingo game with fun prizes. 
She is survived by her children: John A. (Mary) Wyttenbach of Monroe, Christine (Paul) Hill of Venice FL, and Jim Wyttenbach of Friendship WI. Six grandchildren: Andrea (Jason) Plachetka, Allison Alexander, Kevin Hill, Brian (Katie) Hill, Amy (Kevin) Dye, and Jamie (Dr. James) Shindlebeck. Ten Great grandchildren: Easton, Tanith, Nadia, Eviana, Sean, Molly, Hayden, Macie, Liam and Emma. 

Darleen was preceded in death by her husband John; her parents, two sisters – Marilyn (Robert) Berg- Jeanette (Donald) Wyttenbach, and one brother Wayne Hendrickson. 
Private family graveside services will be held at the Graceland Cemetery in Blanchardville, at a later date. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family. 
Memorials may be directed to Grace Lutheran Church in Monroe or Friends of Pleasant View Nursing Home. 

Darleen’s family would like to extend a very heart-felt thank you to all CNA’s, RN’s and staff at Pleasant View Nursing Home for the compassionate care they provided Darleen during the past eight years. 

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Laverne A. Severson
age 85, of Monroe, died on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at his daughter’s home. He was born on July 5, 1935 in rural Argyle, the son of Marvin and Edna (Winden) Severson. He attended Argyle schools. Laverne married Donna J. Marty on January 30, 1971 in Monroe. Laverne worked at Moore Business Forms for 25 years, retiring in 1992. He was a member of Church of God International, National Turkey Federation; he enjoyed turkey hunting, collecting toy tractors and cap guns.
  He is survived by his wife, Donna of Monroe; children: Michael (Kelly) Severson and Michelle (Brian) Senn, both of Monroe; grandchildren: Jared Harpstrite, Ally Severson, and Kara Jelle; sister, Diana Severson of Monroe. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers: Virgil and Milfred; sisters: Janice Blum, Mary Lou Udelhoven, and Carol Jahn.
  A Celebration of Laverne's Life will be held Saturday September 26, 2020 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at the American Legion in Monroe. 

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Victor Lee Severson
age 89, passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at Four Winds Manor in Verona. Vic was born in Argyle, Wisconsin on November 3, 1930 to Alvin and Clara Severson.  

Vic learned the value of hard work while growing up on the family farm in Argyle. After graduating from Argyle High School in 1949, he served in the United States Marine Corp at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and in Washington, DC for 3 years. Vic spent the rest of his adult life working in building construction, first with his own construction business in Monroe and later for Wick Homes. He built numerous homes and other structures all over southwest Wisconsin and northern Illinois, continuing to work until nearly 70 years of age. Vic was handy at building most anything, which included a pontoon boat that he used on Lake Mendota. He enjoyed both fishing and hunting. Vic looked forward to deer season, when he often went to his son’s cabin in northern Wisconsin. He loved food and especially enjoyed the wonderful meals at the cabin, shared with the group of hunting buddies. His leisure time also involved watching many sporting events, the UW men’s basketball team and the Green Bay Packers being two of his favorites.  

Surviving are his son, Mark, Waunakee and daughter Lynn Roethe, Madison, as well as his granddaughter, Erin Roethe, grandson-in-law, Tim Morrison, and great grandchild, Bode Morrison, all of Minneapolis. Vic is also survived by one sister, Ruth Miller of Rockford, a brother-in-law, Ralph Neuenschwander of South Wayne, a sister-in-law, Mary Severson of Brodhead, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by five brothers, Orville, Paul, Chester, Rolfe, Kenneth, and four sisters, Margaret, Dora, Alice, and Hazel.  

The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at Four Winds for their exceptional care of Vic during the past 3 months. Appreciation is also expressed to Heartland Hospice for the excellent care and support they provided to Vic and the family in his final days.  

Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family. Due to the current health situation, no visitation or service will be held. A private family burial will occur at a later date.  

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Harold M. Lelle
age 101, of rural Argyle passed away on Monday, September 21, 2020 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. He was born the son of Nickolas M. and Mathilda M. (Krupke) Lelle on June 30, 1919 in South Wayne. Harold attended rural school in South Wayne. He was united in marriage to Betty Jane Hicks on January 31, 1941; she preceded him in death on February 9, 1994. He was a longtime member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in South Wayne.

Harold farmed in the Orangeville, IL area and rural Monroe until 1948, when he and Betty bought the farm on Jordan Center Rd; where Harold currently resided. He served on the Jordan Town Board, he was also supervisor and served on many organizations. In 1966 he became a Green County Deputy Sheriff; he was appointed Chief Deputy in 1968. Harold was elected Green County Sheriff in 1981 and served until his retirement in 1985.  

Harold enjoyed his fishing trips and numerous trips to Las Vegas. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Harold is survived by his son, Richard (Bev) Lelle of Woodford; grandchildren, Todd (Holly) Lelle, Tim (Patty) Lelle and Tara (Jimmy) Hagen; great-grandchildren, Katie, Kayla (Aldo Frias), and Kyle Lelle, Hunter, Nicholas, and Cooper Lelle, and Brianna and Brady Hagen; great-great-granddaughter, Sophia; his brother, Clark Lelle; sister-in-law, Dora Pickett; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Betty, and sisters, Marian Retzlaff and Helen Scherer. 

Funeral Services will be held at 11AM on Friday, September 25, 2020 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in South Wayne with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will follow services in Union Cemetery in South Wayne.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home from 4:00-7:00PM; continued visitation will be held on Friday from 10:00AM until the time of service, at the church. 

Due to the current health conditions, social distancing is recommended.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Monroe Clinic Hospital and Agrace HospiceCare for their wonderful care and compassion.  

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Hailey Jo Betthauser
age 19, of Monroe, died Sunday, September 27, 2020 at her home, after a 9-month battle following a ruptured AVM. She was born on August 9, 2001 in Freeport, Illinois, the daughter of Bryan and Nichole (Shippy) Betthauser. She graduated from Monroe High School in 2019. Hailey was attending MATC in Madison in the Nursing program and was currently working as a hostess at North and South Seafood and Smokehouse in Deforest. She was an avid softball player, she also enjoyed playing volleyball; her hobbies included online shopping, and being an aunt to her niece, Ella and her nephew, Lucas.

  She is survived by her mother, Nichole Betthauser of Monroe, sister, Hannah (Justin Blum) Betthauser and their two children, Ella and Lucas; boyfriend, Kaden King; maternal grandparents, Joe Shippy and Laura (Tony Celletti) Hartney; paternal grandparents, Greg and Carol Betthauser; great-grandparents: Karen (Karl Scheider) Shippy, Bev Lindenman, and Ione Fish; aunts and uncles, Zach and Kerstan Shippy and Brooks (Sherry) Betthauser; as well as several cousins, other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Bryan and great-grandparents, Earl Lindenman, Don Fish, Jerome Shippy, and Allen and Arlene Betthauser.

  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, October 3, 2020 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, with Pastor Dan Krahenbuhl officiating. A visitation will be held Friday from 2:00 to 7:00 PM at the funeral home, and on Saturday from 10:00 AM until the time of service. A memorial fund is being established in Hailey’s name. 

  The family would like to thank the Monroe Area Community for all their support and compassion. 

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Paul William Stangeland
age 56, of Monroe passed away on Monday, September 28, 2020 at his home. He was born the son of Merle and Betty (Rygh) Stangeland on February 10, 1964 in Sandwich, IL. Paul was a 1982 graduate of Somonauk High School. 

Paul worked on the family farm for many years; he also worked at Swiss Colony in Monroe for 19 years. In his younger years, he enjoyed playing golf and softball. He loved watching sports, especially the Cubs, Badgers, and Bears. Paul’s biggest joy was spending time with family and friends.

Paul is survived by his siblings, Steven (Marge) Stangeland of Blanchardville, Cheri (Jerry) Davis of Sandwich, IL, Cindy (Dan) Lykken of Bellevue, WA, Diane (Bruce) Wold of Somonauk, IL, and Patty (Keith) Geitner of Cary, IL; 14 nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A private family burial will be held in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Somonauk, Illinois. 

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Larry L. Priewe
age 81, of Monroe passed away on Monday, September 28, 2020 at his home. He was born the son of Stanley and Evelyn (Keister) Priewe on April 1, 1939 in Monroe. He was a 1958 graduate of Monroe High School.
 Larry was united in marriage to Sharon Ann Kubly on September 28, 1958 in Monroe, she preceded him in death on January 14, 2006.  

Larry worked as an Autobody Mechanic for Metal Specialties for 35 years in Freeport, IL. 
He was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Green County ATV Club, Duck’s Unlimited, Green County Handgunners, NWTF, NRA, and Monroe Moose Lodge #754. He also was an avid hunter, outdoorsman and woodworker. Through the years he was a talented marksman winning numerous state awards. Larry enjoyed playing cards whenever he had the chance.

Larry is survived by his son, Toney (Sheri) Priewe of Monroe; grandchildren: Neil (Maureen) Priewe, Cris (Amber) Priewe, Lily and Eva Priewe; great-grandchildren, Zeke and Zoey Priewe; siblings, Lois (Gene) Upward, Janet (Don Olson) Priewe and Carol (Glen) Balbach; brother-in-law, Robert Brunkow; sister-in-law, Mary Jo (Randy) Roderick; and many nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife; sister, Ruth Ann Brunkow and brother, Paul Priewe.

A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Greenwood Cemetery with Rev. Christie Mandas officiating. Social distancing will be required.

A memorial fund is being established in Larry’s name.

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William "Bill" Chambers
87, of Monroe, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully on September 19th, 2020.  

Bill was born April 2nd, 1933, in South Wayne, Wisconsin, to Stuart and Edna (Germann) Chambers. After graduating from South Wayne High School in 1951, he attended the University of Wisconsin, Platteville. In 1953, Bill joined the United States Army and was stationed in Wurzburg, Germany, where he played first trumpet in the First Division Band. Upon returning home, Bill completed his degree in Agriculture, along with a minor in music. He completed his Masters in Music at UW Stevens Point. In 1958, his talent and love for music landed him his first teaching position. Bill taught Band and Choir for the Granton School District from 1958-1963, followed by teaching Junior High Band in Black River Falls as the Instrumental Director. In 1964 he was hired as the band instructor by the Loyal School District. While in Loyal, Bill also worked in sales for local radio station WCCN. This position, combined with his love for music and knack for teaching, opened the door for him to join Ward-Brodt Music Company as a School Service Representative.

Bill shared his love for music with everyone who knew him. He started his first polka band as a junior in high school. He went on to play lead trumpet with the Danny Stauss Polka Band, and assembled a seven-piece band of his own. Upon moving to Madison, he formed The Bill Chambers Trio. The trio played gigs throughout Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, and even internationally onboard two Caribbean cruises. Bill was also a passionate cribbage player and was always up for a cup of coffee and a game or two. 

 Bill married Joanne DeRemer in 1958, together they had three daughters; Debra (David) Goldbach, Dawn (Dan) Soma, and Diane (Mark) Selz. Bill's family meant more to him than anything else in the world, something he often mentioned. He was incredibly proud of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Bill is survived by his daughters; Debra (David) Goldbach, Diane (Mark) Selz, 10 grandchildren and their spouses, 5 great-grandchildren, siblings Robert (Reva) Chambers, Barbara (Ronald) Thurston, and many nieces and nephews. He is proceeded in death by his parents, Stuart and Edna and daughter, Dawn.

A private funeral service will be held at the Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home with Rev. Todd Hackman officiating. Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life gathering on Saturday, October 10, 2020 anytime from 12:00 – 3:00 pm at the Friendly Inn, located at 1335 17th St. Monroe WI. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the “Bill Chambers Young Musicians in Need” fund at Ward-Brodt Music Company, 5976 Executive Dr. Suite A, Fitchburg, WI 53719.

Bill's song has ended, but the melody lingers on in our hearts.
“Das ist alles”

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Debra Kay Kasdan
age 65, of Monroe passed away on Monday, September 28, 2020 at the UW Hospital in Madison. She was born the daughter of Donald E. and JoAnne L. (Everson) Metcalf on May 16, 1955 in Monroe. She was a 1975 graduate of Monroe High School.

Debra was united in marriage to Paul M. Kasdan on July 21, 2000. Debra worked for Swiss Colony and GreenCo Industries for many years. She enjoyed playing bingo and crocheting. 

Debra is survived by her husband, Paul Kasdan of Monroe; brother Donald (Nancy) Metcalf of Machesney Park, IL; and three nieces.

A Celebration of Debra’s Life will be held at a later date. 

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Delano “Laney” Joe Marty
age 81 of South Wayne, died Monday, October 5, 2020 at Agrace Hospice Care in Fitchburg. He was born on April 26, 1939 in Monroe, the son of Joseph and Evelyn (Babler) Marty. He attended South Wayne High School. Laney married Joann Peterson on November 4, 1957 in South Wayne. They shared almost 63 years together.
  He worked for his father at the Mayor Cheese Factory until 1970 when Marty’s Village Inn opened for business. Laney operated the “VI” and developed a lot of lifelong friendships through its patrons. He had a compassionate, kind, and generous heart. He donated to the local schools, sports, organizations and would always give a handout to those he considered less fortunate. He had a calm demeanor which came in handy when forced to (unexpectedly) deliver his first grandchild in his home in 1984.
  Laney enjoyed watching sports, especially football, baseball, and high school basketball. Before his stroke in 2017, he loved to take long roadtrips and travel the countryside. One of his biggest passions in life was horse racing. He loved to read about them, watch them on tv, and spend time at the track.
  He is survived by his wife, Joann of South Wayne; 6 children: Cammy Meier, Cary Marty, Lonny Marty, Jimmy (Joni) Marty, and Jaqui (Dan) Haldiman all of South Wayne, and Delana (Chad) Romenesko of Wrightstown; 11 grandchildren: Terra (Barry) Junk, Kyle (Chelsea) Stauffacher, Mitchell Marty, Michael (Janel) Marty; Reid, Ella, and Bryn Romenesko; Kaylee and Lane Marty; Dylan and Brett Haldiman; 9 great-grandchildren; a brother, Ronald (Deb)Marty of Brodhead; plus many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three daughters: Tamra, Dawn, and Candy; son-in-law, Duane Meier; daughter-in-law, Robin Marty; granddaughter, Carly Haldiman; grandson, Zachary Haldiman; and great-granddaughter Kandace Junk; his parents-in-law, Alfred and Lucille Peterson; two sisters: Marlys (Gale)Peterson and Nola (Gary) Stark; nephew, Steve Stark.
  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, October 9, 2020 at Martintown Church, with Pastor Kevin Cernek officiating. Burial will be in Union cemetery in South Wayne. A visitation will be held Thursday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home.
  The family would like to give special thanks to St. Mary’s Hospital and Agrace Hospice for all of their special care and concern.

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Joan M. Gilbertson
age 93, of Monroe passed away on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at her home. She was born the daughter of Charles and Jeanette Dubois on September 23, 1927 in Westchester, New York. Joan was united in marriage to Vernus H. Gilbertson on September 22, 1951; he preceded her in death on January 6, 2001. She was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor’s Catholic Church.

Graveside Services were held on Friday, October 9, 2020 at Greenwood Cemetery in Monroe with Monsignor Larry Bakke as celebrant. 
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Joan Hennessy Zephel Horgan
age 89, passed away October 7, 2020 from metastatic cancer. She was born on Sunday, November 16, 1930 in Pittsburgh, PA, the beloved only child of Philomenia (Minnie) and Joseph Hennessy. She eloped and married the love of her life James W. Zephel who preceded her in death in 1953. 

Joan attended Our Lady of Mercy Academy and the University of Pittsburgh, where she received a Bachelor’ Degree in English Literature. Married twice, Joan is survived by her four children and their spouses, Gretchen and James Wasniewski, James and Diane Horgan, Beth and Kaman Johnston, and Kathleen Hennessy. She is also survived by her nine grandchildren, Casey Rheaume, Cory Wasniewski, Ashley Harper, Ryan Horgan, Jenniffer Moran, Jessica Hays, Jodi Johnston, Kaitlin Hennessy, and Andrew Hennessy, and 11 great-grandchildren.

In her younger days, Joan was an expert horsewoman and a crack shot with a rifle. She was a wonderful cook and baker of cookies. She was without fail gracious, kind, and patient. He favorite advice to her grandchildren was always, “wait and see;” advice they rarely listened to, but appreciated nonetheless. She never went anywhere without treats in her purse for her favorite four-legged, furry friends. 

Joan was always an artist at heart and as a founding member of St. Louise de Marillac Catholic Church and grade school in Upper St. Clair, PA, Joan created and taught the school’s art program for many years. She continued to draw and paint until her death. Her artwork will be hung with great pride in the Dressing Rooms of the Monroe Arts Center.

A lifelong resident of Pittsburgh, PA, Joan recently set out on an adventure and moved to Monroe, WI with her daughter, where she quickly became part of the fabric of the town and made many friends. Upon moving to Monroe, Joan bought a new home, tore it down to the studs and rebuilt it having the time of her life. She will be greatly missed in Monroe, as well as Pittsburgh. 

Interment will be private. A celebration of Joan’s life will be held with a memorial mass at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor’s Catholic Church in Monroe, WI on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 11:00 am with Monsignor Larry Bakke as celebrant. 

Visitation will be held on Thursday from 10:00 am until the time of service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a charitable donation in Joan’s name to the Monroe Arts Center Foundation. 

Joan’s loving family will hold her close and her memory will be our blessing.

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Gladys M. Steiner
age 101, of Monroe passed away on Monday, October 12, 2020 at Aster Assisted Living. She was born on August 16, 1919, the daughter of Thomas and Emma (Freitag) Steiner in Monroe, WI. She graduated from Northwest Institute of Medical Technology in Minneapolis, MN in 1953. She worked as a Lab Tech in Green Castle, IN. From there she was employed at Public Health Hospital in Chicago, IL. She then moved to Long Beach, California where she was employed by Veterans Administration Hospital as a General Medical Technician from 1962 to 1977 when she retired and returned to Monroe in 1979.

Gladys loved her family, nieces, nephews and was God Mother to many. She loved to spoil each and everyone of them. Her pleasures were baking cooking, bowling, swimming, outdoor activities, playing cards, Country Music & Shows until her health made it impossible. Her main hobby was collecting recipe books. She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Hannah Circle and Homemakers.

Memories of Gladys (known as Aunt Mick) will live on in the hearts of many. She is survived by her nieces and nephews. Pat (Rich) Budsberg, Richard (Laurie) Steiner, Doran (Fern) Steiner, David Steiner, Donald (Donna) Steiner, Marley Lindsey, Barb Ziltner, Judy (Randy) Miller, Jeff (Marie) Wunschel, all of Monroe. She is further survived by 20 Great Nieces and Nephews and many Great-Great Nieces and Nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, Sister Marian (Chub) Wehinger, Brother Clarence Steiner, Sister Selma Wunschel, Brother-in-law Vic Wehinger, Sister-in-law Norma Steiner and Brother-in-law Wendel (Pete) Wunschel.

As per her wishes no formal funeral services will be held. 
A private graveside service will be held at Greenwood Cemetery, with Rev. Todd Hackman officiating. A memorial fund has been established. 

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Brian F. Liegel
age 65, of Waukesha, formerly of Monroe, died Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at his sister’s home, Cindy Egger, in Monroe after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his family. He was born on December 10, 1954 in Baraboo, the son of Fred and Esther (Elmer) Liegel. He attended St. Victor’s Catholic School and Monroe High School.

Brian served in the U.S. Navy. He was a CNC lathe operator for Metal Era in Waukesha. He enjoyed working on computers and woodworking. Brian also earned his pilot’s license and enjoyed flying. 

  Brian is survived by his children, Brent Liegel of Clinton, WI and Amanda Jefson of Snoqualmie, WA; five grandchildren; siblings, Linda (Dave) Beightol of Monroe, Randy (Deborah) Goodman of Reedsburg, Larry (Emily) Liegel of Janesville, Mark Liegel of NC, Kevin (Linda) Liegel of NC, Susan (Dan) Heather of St. Charles, IL, and Cindi (Lowell) Egger of Monroe; as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

  Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, October 23, 2020 at Calvary Cemetery in Monroe, with Monsignor Larry Bakke as celebrant. 

Brian’s family would like to extend a special thank you to The Monroe Clinic Hospice for their above and beyond care and support.

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Daniel J. Maurer
age 55, of Monroe, died Tuesday October 13, 2020 at U.W. Hospital. He was born on November 3, 1964 in Monroe, the son of Robert and Grace (Bidlingmaier) Maurer. He graduated from Monroe High School. 

Daniel was a farmer; he could fix, assemble or build anything. He lived on the family dairy farm nearly all of his life, he always had pets and even from a young age he took care of them by himself. That love lasted throughout his lifetime, he loved his cows on the farm and his dog, Sheriff. Dan also took pride in caring for the land and farmed organically. He also enjoyed the outdoors. Dan attended First Baptist Church, he loved the Lord and his mom, Grace. He was also very close with his aunt and uncle, Leroy and Darlene Bidlingmaier, they spent many hours working together and helping take care of one another. 
  He is survived by his mother, Grace of Monroe, brothers, Jim Maurer and Tom (Ruth) Maurer, both of Monroe; sister, Lisa (Brian) Rohrbough of Colorado; nieces and nephew, Rachel Maurer and Rachael and Isaac Rohrbough; numerous cousins, and beloved second cousins, Katie and Sara Pandow, Austin and Aleigh Zettle; as well as his dog, Sheriff and many special friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert; maternal grandparents, Carl and Florence Bidlingmaier; and paternal grandparents, Fred and Marie Maurer.
  All of Dan’s friends and family are welcome to attend Graveside Services and a time of worship on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Bethel Hawthorne Cemetery, with Pastor Matthew Spoonhour officiating. 
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Gladys Schild
our mother and grandmother, is heaven bound to reunite with our father and grandfather, Otto Schild. She passed away on October 16th, just a few hours before her 94th birthday. Gladys and Otto were married for 73 years when Otto died 2 years ago in April. Gladys had a full and active life but the last several months had been difficult.

Gladys was the youngest child of Herman and Louise Brecklin’s seven children, Ed Brecklin, Wilma (Brecklin) Hanson, Erma (Brecklin) Anderson, Glenn Brecklin, Esther (Brecklin) Elmer and Gail Brecklin. She was born twenty years after her oldest brother, on the Schaegger farm between Woodford and Wiota on October 17, 1926. Fortunately, Dr. Williams of Argyle was facilitating the birth because Gladys was born a blue baby with the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck. There didn’t seem to be any ill effects as she was an excellent student who graduated with honors from Monroe High School and was known for her quick wit, great sense of humor and commonsense approach to life.

Gladys was at a dance at Turner Hall with friends when she met the Schild boys. Soon she started seeing Otto and after high school, they were married on August 26, 1944 at St. John’s Church in Monroe. Otto was in the navy at the time and the newlyweds lived in New Orleans where he was stationed until the end of the war.

Gladys and Otto returned to the Monroe area and started farming and raising a family of three boys and a girl. In 1958 Gladys and family moved from the Idle Hour Farm to a new house just north of Monroe designed by her and packed with enough innovations and design elements to be featured in some home magazines. This was the family home until Gladys and Otto decided to downsize in 1997. This was also the home where most of the Schild and Brecklin family holiday and birthday celebrations took place.

Gladys and Otto loved to play cards, watch the Brewers and Packers and travel. They traveled all around the United States, sometimes visiting family and friends and sometimes just seeing new places and making friends along the way.
Gladys was a great mother, a fun grandma and an excellent cook, baker and candy maker. Every Christmas, she would bake and decorate Christmas cookies, make bratzeli and all kinds of candies including the most incredible chocolate covered cherries that she would gift to family and friends. She also baked pies, casseroles and other dishes for socials and events at St. John’s and the American Legion. Her last two lemon meringue pies were made for Otto’s funeral. Although she hadn’t cooked or baked for the last few years, she still taught and supervised the family and we are extremely rich with all the recipes and wisdom she shared.

Gladys worked as a bank teller, bookkeeper and was a full-time student at the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater for two years and a teacher’s aide for fifteen years. She lived a life of service and volunteered countless hours at church and Legion events well into her eighties. She also had served as president of the women’s auxiliary at St. Johns United Church of Christ and the women’s auxiliary at the Zilmer Riley Post of American Legion. She was always a busy lady and until recently was always the first one up and the last one to sit down. She always had something going on but always put family first.  

Gladys was preceded in death by her husband, Otto, her brothers and sisters, daughter-in-law, Ann (Tesch) Schild and grandson, Scott Schild. She is survived by her children, Jim Schild of Janesville, Tom Schild and wife Melanie of Germantown, Tennessee, Ken Schild of Dunedin, Florida and Betsy (Schild) Miller of Grafton and six grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.

A memorial service for family will be at St. John’s United Church of Christ with Pastor Todd Hackman officiating. 

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Geraldine (Geri) Wulf
passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Agrace Hospice in Fitchburg. Geri was born on February 3rd, 1925 in Wiota Township. She was the youngest of eight children born to Nim and Caroline (Rude) Seffrood.

Geri graduated from South Wayne High School in 1943 and Lutheran Deaconess School of Nursing in Chicago, receiving her RN in 1946. She married Dwight Wulf in 1947 and together they had three children. She lived in Bellwood, Illinois and the Chicago area for over 20 years. She worked as an industrial nurse for BorgWarner and then for 16 years at Westlake Hospital in Melrose Park. In 1970, she and her children moved to Monroe. She worked for many years at St. Clare Hospital. In 1983, she traveled to Saudi Arabia and was employed in the postpartum department of a hospital in Tabuk. She returned to Monroe in 1985 and worked at St. Clare Hospital until her retirement.

Geri had an adventurous spirit and loved to travel. She enjoyed visiting many countries, including Norway, Sweden, The Netherlands, Greece, Jordan, Kenya, Australia and Mexico. She also traveled to many states within the US. Geri enjoyed knitting and crocheting and spent countless hours making many cherished items for family and friends throughout the years.

She loved to tell jokes and share stories and memories with friends and loved ones. She often told about the many miles she rode her Shetland pony, Beauty. Her job was to lead the cows to pasture near the one-room country schoolhouse and after school lead them back to the farm.

Geri is survived by three children: Douglas (Jean) of Janesville, Heidi (Bradley) Joslyn of Manchester, ME and Eric (Martha) of Madison as well as four grandchildren: Laura Shain, Michelle Wulf, Sarah Garant, and Paul Joslyn; one great grandchild, Charlotte; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers: Norman, Vernus, Clarence and Clynton and sisters: Esther Swenson, Wanda Ruegsegger and Amie Smith.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will take place in West Wiota Lutheran Cemetery. 

The family would like to thank Agrace Hospice in Janesville and Fitchburg for their care and support.

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Jack P. Kiebach
age 83 of Gratiot, died Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at his home. He was born on September 25, 1937 in Peoria, Illinois, the son of Peter and Beatrice Kiebach. He married Sharon P. Koch on April 15, 1958 in Peoria, IL. Jack served 20 years in the U.S. Navy and then worked for Georgia Power Company for 20 years. He enjoyed fishing and gambling. 
  He is survived by his children: Phyllis (Dennis) Wells of Gratiot, Jack Kiebach Jr. of Gratiot, and Frederick (Lisa) Kiebach of Brunswick, GA; 4 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; sisters, Joyce Brown of Murryville, IL and Carol (Phillip) Cunningham of Lake Okeechobee, FL. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, 2 brothers: Larry and Ronnie; sister, Rosealle Green.
  Private graveside services will be held Saturday, October 24, 2020 at West Wiota Lutheran cemetery, with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. 
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Nedra Ann Kohl Bregenzer
age 91, passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. She was born in Cook County, IL, on June 4, 1929, to Merritt B. and Ruth (Pandow) Hilliard. Nedra graduated from Monroe High School in 1947. She was united in marriage to Duane E. Kohl on February 8, 1948. Nedra graduated from Green County Teacher’s College in 1964 and from UW-Platteville in 1978. She was a life member and past president of Zilmer-Riley American Legion Auxiliary #84, a life member of the VFW Auxiliary #2312, a member of Women of the Moose #599, and a former member of 40/8 Cabane-Wisconsin.
Nedra was employed by J. B. Heeren & Son Insurance for four years as secretary/bookkeeper and by the Sears-Roebuck Catalog Office as credit manager for five years. She worked with her husband, Duane, in his grocery and meat business for nine and one-half years. Later, she worked for Archie Myers as secretary/bookkeeper at the Swiss Cheese Shop for 21 years. She retired as site manager of Monroe Senior Dining Center in December of 2000 after eight years. She was united in marriage to Karl E. Bregenzer in 2005. While living in Florida, she was a member of the Elks Auxiliary of Merritt Island, Florida, and a member of the Fleet Reserve Association Auxiliary at Cape Canaveral, FL.
Nedra was preceded in death by her parents; step-father, George Voelkli; half-sister, Marianne Voelkli, as an infant; brother, K. R. Hilliard; and special Great-Aunt, Kittie Pillmore, who raised her from age 13 months until age 12; her first husband, Duane, in 1989; and second husband, Karl, in 2009.
Surviving are son, Jeffrey D. Kohl and his wife Joanne; grandson, Michael D. Kohl; and granddaughter, Laura M. Kohl all of Monroe, WI; grandson, Matthew J. Kohl , and his wife Jessica, and great-granddaughter, Josephine Jane Kohl of Orlando, FL. Nedra is further survived by two step-daughters, one step-son, sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law, many first cousins, and second cousins, nieces, nephews, and step-grandchildren.

Per Nedra’s wishes, there will be no services or visitation. Cremains will be interred with her first husband in Greenwood Cemetery, Monroe. Any memorials can be made to the charity of your choice

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