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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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Guidelines for upcoming funerals regarding the current health regulations that have been placed upon us. 

Our major concern is the health and safety of the families and community that we serve during this unparalleled health concern. 

Even though we are now resuming normal funeral and visitation services we will still adhere to social distancing and safety protocols. 

If you choose not to attend a service, we are now able to offer Live Streaming, at the funeral home. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email us at shgfuneralhome@tds.net 
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We are trying to keep abreast with the policies at this time please continue to check back here for further updates. 

Thank you for your understanding and take good care,
The Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home Staff

Margie C. Stoup
age 73, of Monroe, passed away on September 10th, 2021 at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Monroe, WI. She was born on March 26th, 1948 in Doylestown, PA, the daughter of William and Edith (Hill) Campbell. She graduated from Neshaminy High School in Langhorne, PA. She was a National Merit Scholar who attended Macalester College in St. Paul, MN.

Margie married Kenneth Stoup on May 22, 1971 in St. Paul, MN. Together they ran the Albany House Bed and Breakfast for 25 years, retiring in 2019. Margie was a member of the Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast Association, where she held office as Secretary.

Margie enjoyed decorating, collecting antiques, and her gardens and flowers. She will be remembered for her sense of humor, her sense of design, and her delicious breakfasts.

She is survived by husband, Ken Stoup of Monroe, WI; brother, William (Irwin) Campbell of St. Paul, MN; sisters, Susan (Jim) Noran of Williamsburg, VA, Diane (Steve) Payne of Salem, NH. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial contributions can be directed to Green Cares Food Pantry, Monticello, WI or Friends of Pleasant View Foundation, Monroe, WI. Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.shriner111.com.

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Lois Read Baker
99, died of complications from heart failure at St. Clare Friedensheim Assisted Living on September 11, 2021. Lois was born on December 10, 1921, on her family’s homestead cattle ranch near Jemez Springs, New Mexico, to Ethel (Woodgate) and Arthur D. Read. While she was young, her family moved many times, eventually settling in Monroe, Louisiana. Lois earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Louisiana Polytechnic Institute in 1943, which is also where she met her future husband, John Betz Baker. The death of her beloved brother, Bill, in the first months of World War II, motivated Lois to join the Army Women’s Medical Corps after graduation. She received training in physical therapy through the Mayo Clinic and achieved the rank of First Lieutenant. She served in army hospitals in England and France, treating wounded soldiers and witnessing the arrival of Nazi concentration camp survivors, then later attending some of the Nuremburg trials. The human devastation and waste that she observed led to her enduring opposition to war. After she returned from Europe in 1946, Lois and John were married in Hawthorne, Nevada, and honeymooned in Death Valley. For the rest of their 67 years of marriage, Lois teased John (rank of Navy Lieutenant (j.g.)), that she outranked him. As soon as her children were old enough to attend school, she practiced physical therapy, and then went back to school in 1981 to earn a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Houston. She taught Physical Therapy until she retired in 1986. Lois enjoyed traveling during retirement, especially to Central America with the group Witness for Peace. She was proud of her anti-war activism with the Presbyterian Peacemakers, and was always happy to be arrested during protests at the School of the Americas in Fort Benning, GA. In her 80th year, Lois combined her lifelong love of nature and her anti-war activism by hiking large sections of the Appalachian Trail to raise money for the removal of landmines in Mozambique. Her husband, who was her trusty quartermaster, organized her travel on and off the trail. Lois and John retired in Houston, Texas, then moved to Monroe, Wisconsin to be close to family. Lois, an active Presbyterian since childhood, enjoyed her membership in Union Presbyterian Church, the Monroe Quilters Guild, volunteer work at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, and travel. Lois developed many lasting friendships after moving to Monroe, which she valued greatly.


She is survived by her children, John Douglas (Marilyn) Baker, Nancy Baker (George Vernon), Don Baker (Leslie Gold); her grandchildren, Melissa (Stan) Albright, Jennifer (James) Jazwinski, Claire Leeds (Bill Bevis), Sierra and Juliette Baker; her great-grandchildren, Andrew and Jessica Howard, Charlotte and Eden Levis; her brother, Leslie Read; and her sisters-in-law, Ella Margaret Humble, Margaret “Peggy” Baker and Mary Lou Baker. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Baker; her son, David; her grandson, Douglas Cameron Baker; her sister, May (Merrill) Brunk; and her brothers, Bill and John (Margie Lee) Read.


A celebration of Lois’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Union Presbyterian Church or the Green County Food Pantry. The Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com. 

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Marjorie J. Blum
age 86 of Monroe, died Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at Monroe Health Services. She was born on December 16, 1934 in South Wayne, the daughter of Fredrick and Ada (Woodward) Wampfler. She graduated from South Wayne High School in 1952. Marjorie married Alvin W. Blum on June 16, 1952 in Monroe. She worked in the shipping department at Oaktron Industries for many years, then became a personal care worker at Harbour House. She enjoyed sewing and shopping at thrift stores.  

She is survived by her children: Alvin (Carolyn) Blum of Yukon, OK, Marjorie (Kelvin Blaser) Blum of Monroe, and Joey Blum of Oklahoma City, OK. 8 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Alan Fredrick Blum, brother, Harold Wampfler; sister, Mary VonArx and Beverly Howe.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, September 24, 2021 from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE FUNERAL HOME.

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Mary Jo Alger
the daughter of Roger and Nancy Schumacher, passed away peacefully with her family around her, on November 18, 2020, at age 58, after a long and incredibly valiant fight with breast cancer. She was born in Monroe, WI on May 26, 1962. She grew up in Janesville, attended Craig High School (Class of 1980), and earned a BA in psychology from UW Whitewater, where she also met her husband of 35 years, Chris Alger.

Mary became a staple of the Janesville community as the owner of The Real Cheese Place from 1997-2018.

She is survived by husband, Chris; children, Ryan (Carissa Beckwith) Alger and Christina Alger; parents, Nancy and Roger Schumacher; sister, Jackie (Jerry) Liberko; brother, Joe (Michelle Vanfleet) Schumacher; and many beloved in-laws, nieces, and nephews.

Memorial Services will be held Saturday October 2, 2021 at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church. A visitation will be held from 10:00 am until the time of service. Burial will take place at Calvary.  

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William T. Huston
age 61 of Monroe, died Friday, September 24, 2021 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born on October 23, 1959 in Monroe, the son of Enoch and Geraldine (Fralick) Huston. He graduated from Monroe High School in 1977. He helped run “The Shop” Towing service for over 15 years, he then became self-employed as a landscaper and in the winter did snow removal. He always was willing to help others in need, many times he put them first. He liked the outdoors and feeding the turkeys.

He is survived by his siblings: Doug (Nancy) Huston of Rock City, Il, Greg (Kelsey) Huston of Monroe, Sue (Jim) Shelton of Juda, Lloyd Huston of Monroe, and Richard (Laurie) Huston of Sturgeon Bay; sister-in-law, Vickie Huston of Monroe; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Wayne.

A Celebration of William’s Life will be held from 2:00 to 6:00 PM on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home.

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Junior Robertson
age 75, of Monroe passed away bravely with his family by his side, on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at the William S. Middleton Veteran’s Memorial Hospital in Madison, WI. He was born on February 12, 1946 the son of Orson Sr. and Elma (Richards) Robertson. He attended Monroe High School, graduating in 1965. After graduating high school Junior entered the US Army serving from 1966 until 1968 where he was stationed in Vietnam, he received three purple hearts, the Vietnam Gallantry Cross, Combat Infantry Badge, and he was a Bronze Star recipient. He was a distinguished member of the 327th Infantry Regiment which is located at Fort Campbell, KY. Junior can also be found on the wall of Honor at the 101st Airborne Division Headquarters in KY. He was heavily involved in setting up the Chapter 3 Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial in Monticello as well as procuring the Army Tank at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Monroe. He later gave numerous speeches at area schools and the UW- Madison about Veteran’s, PTSD, and mental health for all.  

On July 26, 1969 he married Linda Kay Erb in Naperville, IL. He worked for the City of Monroe for 35 years retiring in 2003. He enjoyed his family, especially his children and grandchildren, always attending all of their activities and events. Junior also enjoyed hunting, traveling where he was able to go back to Vietnam, going on cruises with family, and spending time at their camper in Lyndon Station.  

Junior is survived by his wife, Linda of 52 years; children, Cody (Theresa) Robertson and Sara (Szvon) Conway; grandchildren, Sadie, Sydnee, Sophie, Merric, Beckett, and Everett all of Monroe; siblings, Lois Draney, Eva Penniston, Merle Robertson, Mary Severson, Dorothy (Lloyd) Provoast, Nancy (Lloyd) Gleason; sister-in-law, Mary Jane Robertson; brothers-in-law, Jim Erb and Tom (Lynne) Erb; as well as many extended relatives and friends.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Jeanette Robertson, Charlotte Johnson, Burnette Robertson, Goldie Bruegger, and Chuck Robertson; and many in-laws, extended relatives, and friends; as well as those he deemed the “true heroes”, the men and women who gave all fighting for their Country. 

Junior will be remembered for his patriotism, his true faith in God, and his eternal love for his family. We will miss you. At ease, Soldier.  

Memorial Services will be held Monday, October 4, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Mary Gafner officiating.

Visitation will be Sunday, October 3, 2021 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established. 

The service will also be available to see through the webcast that will take place on Monday, October 4, 2021 at 11:00 AM. This link is only available for the actual time of the service.

Watch webcast for Junior Robertson:
https://webcasts.lifetributes.com/1165329


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Merle Robertson
age 90, of Monroe, passed away on Monday, September 27, 2021 at The Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born June 14, 1931, the son of Orson Sr. and Elma (Richards) Robertson. He attended school in both Juda and Monroe. Merle belonged to the Army National Guard where he served for 15 years.

Merle married Barbara Foley on June 13, 1953 at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Monroe. He worked for Rees Construction for 33 years and then for the D.P.W Monroe Streets Department for 25 years having retired in 2005. After retiring Merle still worked at a local car wash, his apartment complex and around the community.  

Merle was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ. He was a sign painter having painted many swiss shields and signs in the Monroe area. He also enjoyed traveling, hunting, and being with his family. He was an avid Packer, Brewer, and NASCAR fan. Merle enjoyed breakfast with the guys at The Corner Café, scratch off tickets, and a well-done hamburger plain with no seeds on the bun.  

He is survived by his children, Laura (Mike) Molitor, John (Mary) Robertson, Bird (Rich) Frontz, Bitsy (Curt) Lindsay; sisters, Lois Draney, Eva Penniston, Mary Severson, Dorothy Provoast, and Nancy Gleason; grandchildren, Jason Robertson, Joseph Robertson, David Robertson, Michael Wang, Brandon Frontz, Bailey Bowen and Derek Wang; great grandchildren Barrick Bowen, Ally Bowen, Marlie Frontz, and Layla Robertson and special friend Patricia Hampton.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Barbara Robertson; son, James Robertson; brothers, Burnette Robertson, Charles Robertson, and Junior Robertson; sisters Jeanette Robertson, Goldie Bruegger, and Charlotte Johnson.

Private family services will be held. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to St. John’s United Church of Christ.

The service will be available to watch on live stream at: https://webcasts.lifetributes.com/1169622

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Constance “Connie” L. Bartels
age 73, of Monroe passed away on Monday, September 27, 2021 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born the daughter of John and Margret (Ortgiesen) Gale on January 27, 1948 in Nelson, IL.  

Her childhood was spent growing up in Nelson. At the age of 2 she contracted polio. She spent many months (numerous times) at the Shriners Hospital in Chicago for treatment, and many surgeries. She ended up having to use braces, and crutches every day. This had very little impact on how she dealt with her remaining days. She wanted to simply live as others would, without ever truly showing her “handicap”. She could have chosen a totally different path, but her strong will lead her to a great future, with many opportunities.

She attended and graduated from Rock Falls High School and then attended Sauk Valley Collage.

Connie, was united in marriage to Irvin Bartels on August 17, 1968 in Rock Falls, IL. They decided to move to Wisconsin and start dairy farming. While enjoying this way of life they were blessed with four children. Along with being a farmer’s wife she also worked at Juda Public Schools and then for Green County Human Services for twenty-three years. 
Connie, always had a positive attitude, and enjoyed life on her terms, even when times were tough. She had a special place in her heart for all of her family and friends, but especially for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She would just beam with joy when they were around. She will be missed by everyone she touched.  

Connie, is survived by her sons, Jim (Rhonda), Michael (Kelly), Curt (Patti), and Nick (Emily) Bartels; 14 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; brother, Ed (Sharon) Gale; sisters, Nancy Holman and Susan Devries. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Irvin, who passed on June 12, 2021; brothers-in-law, Dave Devries, Gary Bartels, and Terry Babler.  

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Chaplain Willy Little officiating. Burial will take place following service at Kelly Cemetery. 

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 1, 2021 from 4:00-7:00PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Bartels Family. 

The service will also be available to see through webcast that will take place on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 11:00 AM. The link below is only good for the time of the service.

Watch webcast for Connie Bartels:
https://webcasts.lifetributes.com/1165980



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​Robert L. Nickols “Bob” 
age 82, of Albany passed away on September 30, 2021 at The Monroe Clinic Hospice Home. Bob was born in Aledo, IL to Hoyt and Ruth (Regenold) Nickols; he moved to Arkansas in 1946 and graduated from Leslie, Arkansas High School in 1957.

Bob worked many jobs throughout his life and retired from Varco Pruden, now known as Blue Scope, in Evansville, WI in 2004. He enjoyed bowling, darts, macramé, clearing trees, reading, playing cards, and animals.

Bob is survived by his spouse, Carol; 7 children, Cindy Galston, Jeff (Alesia) Nickols, John (Rachelle) Nickols, Jim Nickols, Jeremy (Lisa) Nickols, Taylor Nickols, and Jessie Nickols; siblings, Ross Chrisman, Betsy Ferguson, Byron (Carlene) Chrisman, Lee (Gayle) Nickols, Boots Hammon, Fran Oas, and Nancy (Bob) Young; multiple grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Roxie Totie and Anella Oldham; and many in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Albany Lion’s Club with Abe Runaas officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Albany, WI.

Visitation will be Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 10:00 AM until the time of the service.  
Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.  

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Robert Arthur Beinema
age 90, of Monroe, Wisconsin died on October 4, 2021. He was born on December 12, 1930, in Monroe, Wisconsin, the son of Arthur W. and Ione A. (Robert) Beinema.

He graduated from Monroe High School in 1948 and attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison until he entered the United States Army in 1951. He served in the United States and Germany, and was awarded the National Defense Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal for Germany. During his army service he received a commendation as Soldier of the Week (in South Carolina), he graduated from Leadership School in Fort Bliss, Texas, and was a member of the 28th Division Swimming Team which participated in the 1952 European Swim Finals which were held in the former Olympic Pool in Berlin, Germany.  

Following his army service, he received a BS Degree and a MS Degree from the University of Wisconsin at Platteville. He also attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison Law School for one year. In 1956 he was offered a position as a Criminal Investigator for the US Treasury Department. 

He taught high school English at Orfordville High School (2 years), Harlem High School, Loves Park, Illinois (28 years), and subbed in Monroe for five years. 

He was a Life Member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Also, he was a member of Phi Delta Kappa and Kappa Delta Pi Fraternities and the University of Wisconsin Platteville Alumni Association.

Painting was one of his many hobbies. He painted local scenes (Monroe) and sold many of these pictures. He received numerous awards for his work. He also enjoyed cars, poetry, playing euchre, and watching the Brewers.

He loved his family, his friends, teaching, and his hobbies. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Richard Bienema, sister Helen Knechtges, brother-in-law William Knechtges, and nieces Kay Knechtges, Heidi Lemke, and Linda Feger. He is survived by nieces Debra Eisch, Laura Grove, Susan Kuster, Kristine Bienema, and Lisa Dempsey.

Memorial Services will be held Friday, October 8, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Sarah Gabuyo officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery with Military Honors.  

Visitation will be Friday, October 8, 2021 from 10:00 AM until the time of the service.  

Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.shriner111.com  

Two Roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I Could not travel both and be one traveler….
I took the one less traveled by and 
That has made all of the difference.”
Robert Frost 

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Pamela Herbst
age 65, of Monroe passed away Thursday, October 7, 2021 at Meritor Hospital in Madison. She was born May 21, 1956 the daughter of Jacob and Dorothy (Swanton) Vordermann. She attended and graduated from Janesville Craig in 1974 and later attended Blackhawk Tech.

Pam worked at Swiss Colony where she recently celebrated twenty years of dedicated employment. She enjoyed gardening, photography, animals, and family.

She is survived by her step-mother, Alta Vordermann; two sons, Alec Herbst and Matt (Jenn) Herbst; grandchildren, Jacob, Ethan and Alexis; brother, Greg (Jolyn Goff) Vordermann; sister, Lori (Mark) Issacon. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held at a later date.

Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family. In Pams name memorials can be made to the Green County Humane Society.
Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.shriner111.com  

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Edith Hilda (Brand)(Smith) Leuenberger
age 97, of Monroe, passed on to be with her dear Lord, family, and friends on Friday, October 8, 2021 at Azura Memory Care. She was born the daughter of Franz and Catharina (Baumann) Brand on July 7, 1924 in Monroe. She was a graduate of Monroe High School and attended Rockford College. Edith married Newell B Smith on November 5, 1944 at St. John’s UCC. He preceded her in death on May 10, 1978. Edith was later united in marriage to Lawrence Leuenberger on November 26, 1981 at St John’s UCC in Monroe. He preceded her in death on July 5, 1999.

Edith is survived by her daughter Sue (John) Carmony, Lafayette, CO; her sons Steve (Kathy) Smith, Spokane, WA, Scott (Cheryl) Toledo, OH, Jim Smith, Monroe, and Dr Dave (Lorisa) Smith, Windsor, CO; her step-children Carol (Robert) Nielsen and Robert and Larry Leuenberger; two sisters-in-law Carol and Dora Brand; 15 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren and 6 step-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, husbands, brothers Franz Brand and Nathan Brand, daughters Vicki Stites and Sandee Tikalsky, son-in-law Joe Tikalsky and nephew John Brand.

Edith’s family and home were her pride and joy, living first in a cheese factory and then moving on to a farm with her family. What fond memories! She would have large family gatherings and would get up early in the mornings to prepare the best meals. Her grandchildren loved visiting Granny.  
She also loved gardening, playing bridge, belonging to the Swiss Attic Questers, and volunteering at the Welcome Center in Monroe. Over the years she worked at the Gift Castle and as a secretary at St. Johns UCC. Edith stayed very active up until her last few years. She was proud of her Swiss heritage as both of her parents were from Switzerland. 

She will be greatly missed. Who could forget her beautiful smile!

A family celebration of Edith will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to St John’s United Church of Christ. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at shriner111.com

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Dorothy Roth
age 88 of rural Monroe, passed away on October 14, 2021 at Graceland Manor in Monroe. She was born on August 6, 1933 the daughter of Henry and Erna (Kundert) Kolb. Dorothy married Roy Roth on March 8, 1952 in Monroe. She and her husband farmed near Argyle for four years and then near Monroe for thirty years. Dorothy was a prolific seamstress and artist. She was also an assessor for ten years for Monroe and Cadiz Township.

Dorothy was a member of the Union Presbyterian Church in Monroe. She enjoyed painting, gardening, sewing, quilting; and especially enjoyed spending time with her family. She will be remembered for her smile and grace.

She is survived by daughters, Lynn (Dale) Klassy of Palatine, Il, Jean (John) Scalone of San Diego, CA, Gail (Chuck) Zeitler of Monroe, WI, Diane (David) Tertin of Browntown, WI, Shan (Pat) McConnell of Cross Plains, WI; twelve grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Lillian Kolb of Monroe, WI. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Henry Jr., John, Roy, and Frederick; sisters, Helen and Marian in infancy.

Private family services will be held at a later date. Shriner Hager Gohlke is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given in Dorothy’s name to either the Monroe Public Library or The Green County Cheese Museum.

Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.shriner111.com

Thank you to Graceland Manor and staff for the wonderful care of our mother.

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Jill Marie Neuenschwander
age 57, of Monroe passed away on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at Azura Memory Care in Monroe. She was born on April 19, 1964 the daughter of Frederick “Fritz” and Joan (Hauser) Neuenschwander.

Jill lived most of her life in Monroe, Brodhead and Neillsville. When Jill was 16 years old she was involved in a motorcycle accident, with a friend. The injuries she sustained from the accident affected her health for the rest of her life, especially in the last 15 years. Everyday life became more challenging for her; she was able to live in adult care facilities that provided her with wonderful care. Jill liked to cook, play cards, and took great care of her cats. In her younger years, she enjoyed helping take care of her nephews.

Jill is survived by her mother, Joan; sister, Jody (Paul); brother, Frederick; and three nephews; Stoney (Amy), Cody (Alisha), and Skyler (Laura); great-nieces and nephews, Katelyn, Trenton, Brodey, Brody, Roslind, Ashtyn, and Lucy.
She was preceded in death by her father, Frederick “Fritz” Neuenschwander and special friend Alan.

Private family services will be held at a later date. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.shriner111.com   

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​Colleen Mae Schulthess
age 86 of Ash Flat, Arkansas formerly of Monroe, WI passed away on Friday, October 15, 2021 at White River Medical Center Hospital in Batesville, AR. She was born the daughter of Obert & Mavis (Nybroten) Vinje on July 23, 1935 in Blanchardville, WI.  

In 1951 Colleen married Maurice C. Pederson, until his passing in 1974. Together they had 4 children. She was later united in marriage to Jakob Schulthess, Sr. in Sept. of 1975 at St. John's United Church of Christ in Monroe until his death in 2014 .Colleen worked as a waitress at the Swiss Colony Inn for several years, later she worked at Monroe Cheese Corp. in Monticello until she retired.

Colleen is survived by her children, Christine (Bruce) Schoen of Ash Flat AR, Debra (Jeff) Yaun of Monticello, WI and Carolyn (David Kundert) Pederson of New Glarus, WI; step-children, Sybil (Doug) Traverso of CA, Ursula Meier of Juda and step-daughter-in-law, Candie Schulthess of CA; siblings, Mary (Paul) Schroeder of Orfordville, Phillip (Deb) Vinje of Janesville, Joan (Jerry) Christiansen of Beloit, Judy (Gordy) Hynes of Gays Mills; 5 grandchildren and spouses; 9 great-grandchildren; 6 step-grandchildren; 9 step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, daughter, Linda Pederson, stepson, Jakob Schulthess, Jr., sister, Gail Vinje; and step-son-in-law, John Meier.

Private Family Services will be held at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home in Monroe, WI. Burial will take place in Calvary Cemetery. The service will be available to watch on live stream at https://webcasts.lifetributes.com/1169619 at 1:00PM on Friday, October 22, 2021. 

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Jeffrey Kohl 
of Monroe died Sunday October 17, 2021. Born May 1, 1951, in Monroe, he was the only child of Duane E. and Nedra A. (Hilliard) Kohl. He graduated from Monroe High School in 1969. He attended the University of Wisconsin -Madison, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and a Juris Doctor Degree. Jeff was admitted to the State Bar of Wisconsin in June 1976. After practicing law in LaCrosse County, he returned to Monroe in February 1988 and served as Assistant District Attorney in Green County from then until his retirement in January 2017.

Jeffrey married Joanne M. (Wiechert) Kohl on August 11, 1973. He is survived by Joanne, as well as his son Matthew J. Kohl (Jessica), and granddaughter Josephine, of Orlando Florida; and daughter Laura M. Kohl and son Michael D. Kohl, both of Monroe.

The family is being assisted by Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home. At Jeffrey’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral. Persons wishing to honor or memorialize Jeffrey may send donations to the Green County Humane Society. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

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Beverly Shell 
age 77, passed away Monday, October 18, 2021 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital in Monroe. She was born on July 27, 1944 in Batesville, Indiana the daughter of Robert and Clydia (Hughes) Siebert. She attended Brookville Indiana High School where she graduated in 1962. 

Beverly married Ronald Shell on December 16, 1962 in Brookville, IN. From 1969 until her retirement in 2005 she farmed in Albany with her husband and later started a daycare, and became known as Grandma Shell to many. She loved spending time with her family and grandkids. Holidays were a special time, whether it was the huge easter egg hunt, or Hattie the witch on the front porch, or the dancing Santa Clause when you opened the front door, she made every holiday special.  

Beverly is survived by her husband Ronald; children, Jeffrey (Sarah) Shell of Ontario, WI, Rhonda (Brian) Flannery of Albany, WI, Tracy (Steve) Stefanik of Albany, WI, Tammy (Joshua) Sullivan of Brodhead, WI, Ryan (Sarah) Shell of Ft Atkinson, WI, Jessica (Eric) Thompson of Albany, WI; grandchildren, Tyler (Tanya) Shell, Karrisa (Brett) Cupps, Isaiah (Breana) Shell, Joshua Shell, Subhas Flannery, Radhika Flannery, Jada Flannery, Raj Flannery, Jordan (Kevin) Ile, Hailey Stefanik, Clinton Sullivan, Emma Thompson, Evelyn Thompson, and Matthew Thompson; great-grandkids, Tristan, Taliyah, Treyton, Hannah, and Natalie; brothers, Robert (Mary Beth) Siebert and Gary (Connie) Siebert; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  

She was preceded in death by her parents. 
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 3:00 PM at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE FUNERAL HOME with Pat Pluss officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Albany, WI. A visitation will be held Saturday, from 1:00 PM until the time of the service.  

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Gary M. Smith 
age 64, passed away on Tuesday October, 19 2021 at the William S. Middleton Veteran’s Memorial Hospital in Madison, WI. He was born September 27, 1957, in Sparta, WI the son of Henry and Marie (Schmeider) Smith. He attended New Glarus High School.

After graduation Gary went into the Air Force Reserves and after 6 months was called up into the U.S. Air Force, after serving 4 years he returned to Wisconsin and later signed up for the Air National Guard and then the Army National Guard. For 25 years he worked at Oscar Mayer until his retirement. He enjoyed fishing, cars, and motorcycles. He also enjoyed watching cartoons and the Packers play. He enjoyed history, especially of our military, and how the wars and the equipment changed over the years.

Gary is survived by his children, Travis (Janelle) Smith of Browntown, Lydia Lattin of Monroe, Eileen (Greg O’Bel) Freitag of Monroe; 6 grandchildren;brothers, Richard (Jodie) Smith of Milton, WI and Bruce Smith of New Glarus, WI; sisters, Kathleen Smith-Klein of West Salem, WI and Maxine Johnson of Stoughton, WI.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Pat, Bob, Lester, Charlie, and sister in infancy, Mary.

Burial will take place at a later date at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Sparta, WI, with Military Honors.

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Barbara Leitzinger
age 85, of Monroe, passed away Friday, October 22, 2021 at her home. She was born November 8, 1935 the daughter of Clarence and Dorothy (Krugjohann) Ostby. She attended Monroe High School.  

Barbara married Joseph Leitzinger on April 20, 1956 in Shullsburg; he preceded her in death in 1997. She took pride in taking care of her family and her home. She was a wonderful mother, care giver, and cook. She enjoyed reading, sewing, crocheting, and traveling.  

Barbara is survived by her daughters Karen Leitzinger from Monroe and Jean (Jon) Finseth from Verona; and granddaughter Kaylee Finseth of Verona. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. 

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 11:00 AM at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Sarah Mae Gabuyo officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.  

A visitation will be held Wednesday, from 10:00 AM until the time of the service.

Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.shriner111.com  

The family has requested everyone please wear a mask. Thank you

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Dennis Eugene Lauer
age 81, of Monroe, WI passed away on October 22. Dennis was born on September 14, 1940 to Clarence and Esther (Hagen) Lauer, and lived in Janesville, WI until moving to Monroe in 1988. He was a loving husband to his wife of 50 years, and a proud father.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Rodney and Kenneth, sister-in-law, Judy Lauer and brother-in-law, Robert Thompson. He is survived by his wife, Betsy (Armfield) Lauer; daughter, Doni (Ken) Thomas; granddaughter, Wriglie; son, Tony (Ashley) Lauer; sister, Carol Thompson; three foster children, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dennis was a proud lifetime foundryman and retired in 2004 from Citation Browntown as a Pattern Engineer. His passions included working on his home, cars, tractors, and his 1904 Case Steam Engine of which he was most proud. He was a long-time volunteer on the piledriver at the Rock River Thresheree.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Friday, October 29, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, with Reverend Jeffry Meyers officiating. Burial will be in Cooksville Cemetery at a later date. A visitation will be held Friday from 10:00 am until the time of service.

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Theron “Bud” Olson
age 82, passed away on October 19, 2021 in Greenland, NH surrounded by family. Bud was born on March 8, 1939 and graduated from Monroe High School in 1958. Bud then enlisted in the United States Air Force. 

His assignments took him to 9 stateside bases and 5 overseas bases including Morocco, Thailand, and Vietnam. He was also deployed to South Africa where he was assigned to the Department of Defense Attaché at the United States Embassy in Pretoria. While there, he played softball on the South African Police team. He was recognized as an outstanding athlete and was invited to participate in the African Olympics by the South African government.

Bud received many awards and medals during his service, including the Joint Service Commendation Medal awarded by the Dept. of Defense for meritorious service in the Defense Attaché Office in Pretoria, South Africa. 

Other accomplishments include earning his private pilot’s license and his Black Belt in both Judo and Tae Kwon Do. 

Bud retired as a Master Sergeant after 22 proud years of service in the United States Air Force. 
Bud survived a motorcycle accident where he suffered brain damage and was later diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.

Bud was a member of Wiota Lutheran Church, The American Legion, Vietnam Vets, and AA (where he proudly received his 35-year medallion this past July 2021). Bud loved his AA family.

Bud is survived by his daughter Tracy (Kevin) Niland of Greenland, NH, son Kenneth (Ashley) Olson of Ashford, AL, granddaughter Taylor Niland and her fiancé Joseph Dewey of Washington, DC, grandchildren Savannah and Cooper Olson of Ashford, AL, ex-wife Joan Huizinga of Portsmouth, NH, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

Bud was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Elsie (Komprood) Olson, his sisters and their husbands, Charlotte and Harold Johnson and Marabelle and Ronald Johnson, and his niece and her husband, Gloria and Robert Montgomery.

Visitations will be held on Friday, October 29th, from 4-7 pm, at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE FUNERAL HOME in Monroe, WI, as well as the Wiota Lutheran Church in Wiota, WI on Saturday, October 30th from 10-11 am. The funeral service will follow, beginning at 11 am. Afterwards, the burial will be at the West Wiota Cemetery in Wiota, WI. There will be a luncheon at the Wiota Lutheran Church immediately following the burial. 

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Janet Albertson
age 79, passed away Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. She was born February 16, 1942 the daughter of Thomas and Beatrice (White) Leffingwell. She attended Verona High School and later the UW Madison where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Radiology.

Janet married Wayne Albertson on October 5, 1963 in Belleville, WI. She was a radiologist in Madison for several years before becoming a Licensed Real Estate Agent. She was a member of the Albany United Methodist Church and also a very active member of the Albany community.  

Janet is survived by her husband, Wayne; daughter, Karen Albertson both of Albany; sister, Barb (Dan) Elmer of Oregon; and several dear friends and extended relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Sharon Kruger; son, Duane “Dewey” Albertson; and sister, Blanche (Ken) Blake.

The Celebration of Life service will be held Sunday, October 31, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Albany United Methodist Church with Reverend Thomas Moe officiating. A time to gather and celebrate Janet’s life will be from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM, at the church.

Your love and prayers, calls and memories, mean the world to us and are greatly appreciated; as well as any precious stories you would like to share. 

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Marilyn R. Lien
age 81 of Monroe, passed away on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at New Glarus Home. She was born the daughter of Leo and Faye (Soper) Gutzmer on May 3, 1940 in Harrison, Nebraska. 

Marilyn worked for National Guardian Life Insurance Company for 30 years. After her retirement she worked at local gas stations, to keep busy. When she was younger, she enjoyed sewing; she used to make her kids’ clothes and outfits. She also like to watch the Green Bay Packers play and going to the track to watch horse races. 

She is survived by her children, Sherry (Mark) Sheskey of Blanchardville, Shelly Hayes of Marshall, and Jeff (Sonia) Lien of Madison; 3 grandchildren, Brittany Wagner, Kaleb Vingum, and Cheyenne Hayes; 2 great-grandchildren, Devan and Dawson; brothers, Phil (Lauri) Gutzmer and Gary Gutzmer; and sister, Shirley Zuhlke.

She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Roger Gutzmer, Judy Sardeson, Gerald, Ronnie. Denny and Greg Gutzmer; and brother-in-law, Ken Zuhlke.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, November 5, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday from 10:00 AM until the time of service. 

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