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Aaron G. Smith
age 41 of New Glarus, died Saturday, September 3, 2016 at his home, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on March 25, 1975 in Pontiac, Michigan, the son of Gary and Deborah (Ganshert) Smith. He graduated from Holy Name Seminary High School in Madison, and he graduated from Loras College in Dubuque, with a B.A. in Accounting. Aaron married Sarah Diny on November 16, 2002 in Greenleaf, Wisconsin. He worked in the Accounting and Technical Services department for Epic Systems in Verona. He was a member of St. Victor’s Catholic Church, where he was involved in many activities; he enjoyed reading, golfing, and watching professional sports.
He is survived by his wife, Sarah and their 3 children: Annabelle, Elizabeth, and Eli, all of New Glarus; parents, Gary and Deborah Smith of Shullsburg, WI; a sister, Stephanie (Bill) Fecht of Bowling Green, OH.
A mass of Christian burial will be at 11:00 am Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church, with Monsignor Larry Bakke as celebrant. A visitation will be Tuesday, from 10:00 am until the time of service. Shriner Hager Gohlke funeral home is assisting the family.
Thomas Allen Jacobson
age 51 of Monroe, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016. He was born August 26, 1965 the son of Raymond and Elayne Jacobson. Tom was united in marriage to Mindy Ellingson on July 12, 2008 in Monroe.
Tom was a 1983 graduate of Monroe High School and a 1989 graduate of U.W. LaCrosse where he earned his degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology. He worked for Medical Associated in Dubuque, and later became a salesman at the family business, Precision Drive & Control in Monroe and Freeport. He had been a long time member of the Loyal Order of the Moose. Tom enjoyed playing darts, cooking, and loved his pets.
He is survived by his wife, Mindy of Monroe; parents, Raymond and Elayne Jacobson of Monroe; step-son, Bret Paulson; brothers, Steve (Patti Schliem) Jacobson of Monroe, Gene (Tracy) Jacobson of Monroe, Joel (Jamie) Jacobson of Oshkosh, and Keith (Jolene) Jacobson of Freeport; mother-in-law, Donna Ellingson of Monroe; brothers and sister-in-law, Mark (Lori) Ellingson of Pella, IA, Marcia (Tom) Wells of Ridott, IL, and Myron (Jean Rufenacht) Ellingson of Monroe. He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Terry Ellingson.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8. 2016 at the St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church with Monsignor Larry Bakke as celebrant. Burial will follow service at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Green County Humane Society in Tom’s memory.
Earl G. Grenzow
age 91, of Monroe, formerly of Juda, died on Friday, September 9, 2016 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. He was born on April 15, 1925 in Juda, the son of George and Sylvia (Trumpy) Grenzow.
Earl and Georgia Quincy were married on August 15, 1959 in Platteville. Earl farmed in the Juda area his entire life, raising registered Holsteins, moving to Monroe in 2001.
He was a member of the Juda Zion United Methodist Church and the Holstein Friezen Assoc. since 1947.
He is survived by his wife, Georgia of Monroe, daughter, Karen Grenzow of Monroe, sons, John (Mary Jane) Grenzow and Kevin (Deanna) Grenzow both of Monroe; 6 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; sisters, Mary Ann Schou of Rockford and Grace Harder of Cherry Valley, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Wendell.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 am Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at Juda Zion United Methodist Church in Juda, with Pastor Randy Booth officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Juda.
Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home.
age 91 of Monroe, died Saturday September 10, 2016 at her home. Joan graduated from Durand High School and attended Browns Business College in Freeport, IL. She then worked as a secretary and Bookkeeper for the family business, Metz Standard Service. She enjoyed volunteering, including in a school, a nursing home, and at the Monroe Clinic Hospital.
She is survived by two daughters: Susan (Kermit) Barr and Noreen (Larry) Best; 5 granddaughters: Teresa Gahm, Denise (Frank) Peters, Tonya (Michael Yeoman) Barr, Heather (Jeff Oatley) Best and Alison Best; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and a brother.
A private family service will be held Saturday September 17, 2016 at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Freeport, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Joan’s name to Monroe Clinic Hospice. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Glorene A. Stauffacher
age 80 of Monroe, died Saturday, September 16, 2016 at U.W. Hospital, Madison. She was born on February 11, 1936 in Monticello, the daughter of Herman and Alma (Lueck) Arn. She graduated from Monticello High School. Glorene married John V. Stauffacher in 1953 in Monroe, he died in 2004. She worked at The Monroe Times for several years, then went to work for a flower shop in Belleville. Glorene was a member of Monroe United Methodist Church. She enjoyed dancing, gardening, and flowers. She loved her dogs, Lucy and Katie.
She is survived by 5 children: David Stauffacher of Eagle River, WI, Linda (David) Emmerich of Verona, Diane Brunner of Perry, KS, James (Shelly) Stauffacher of Albany, and Janet (Mike) Crisman of Belleville; 8 grandchildren:Kimberly (Gary) Vandivier, Tiffany (Michael) Ripp-Stamey, Brianna Emmerich, Ryli Stauffacher, Rian Stauffacher, Jamie Brunner, Larisa Stauffacher, and Jamison Stauffacher; 2 great grandchildren: McKenna and Maxwell Vandivier; sisters: Janice Schmid and Beverly (Jerry) Pederson, both of Monticello. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a brother, Gary in childhood.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Monroe United Methodist Church, with Pastor Randy Booth officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. A visitation will be held from 10:00 am until 11:00 am Wednesday, at the church. SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Glorene’s name to the Green County Humane Society.
Richard “Rick” L. Weeden
age 57, of Monroe passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 17, 2016. He was born the son of Robert and Louise (Strait) Weeden on January 5, 1959 in Viola, Wisconsin. Rick was united in marriage to Darlene R. Whitehead on June 3, 1977.
Rick started his working career as the shop Foreman at Whitehead Specialties, he went on to manage Bowen Oil of Monroe for many years, and was also the owner of Weeden Rentals. He was a longtime member of the Moose Lodge, Yesteryear Antique Car Club and attended St. John’s United Church of Christ of Monroe. Rick was known for always having a project to work on; he enjoyed tinkering with antique cars. He will be remembered most for his gentle, giving nature; always willing to help others with a smile on his face. His family was very important to him and he especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Darlene of Monroe; children, Brandi (Robert) Camron, Christina (Kevin) Foley, and Shawn (Kristin) Weeden all of Monroe; grandchildren, Conner, Colin, Addison, Brent, and Brock; sister, Susan (Dave) Elmer of Brooklyn; and brothers, Randy Weeden of Monroe and Rodney (Anita Stoehr) Weeden of Monticello. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Robert and Ronnie Weeden.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 at St. John’s United Church of Christ with Pastor Todd Hackman officiating. Burial will follow services at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 from 3:00-7:00p.m. at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE Funeral Home with a Moose Service at 7:00p.m.
Edna Hermine Sonnenburg
102 of Monroe, passed away, Sunday, September 18, 2016 at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Monroe. She was born on December 12, 1913 the daughter of Otto and Marie (Gerke) Hoffmann at her home in Ridgeville, Wisconsin. Edna was united in marriage to Raymond M. Sonnenburg on Nov. 16, 1940 at St. Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ridgeville.
Edna attended both public and parochial schools in Ridgeville. After her schooling she farmed for 10 years, she then went on to work at Oaktron Industries. After moving to Monroe she worked for 20 years at St. Clare Hospital, until her retirement. She had been a longtime member of Grace Lutheran Church in Monroe.
Edna is survived by her children, Rodney Sonnenburg of Bloomingdale, IL, Robert (Linda) Sonnenburg , Ruth (Gary) Johnson, and Sharon (Lenwood) Potts all of Monroe; seven grandchildren, Tamara Balsiger, Tina (Steven) Webster, Renee (Ben) Hansen, Kelly (Mark) Haug, Wendy (Jon) Steinhauer, Joel Potts, and Janeen (Michael Miller) Potts; 12 great-grandchildren, Samantha, Kendra, Mitchell, Kirby, Kelsey, Abby, Kimmy, Jamie, Bailie, Ty, Owen, and Harper; three great-great-grandchildren, Adison, Kallie, and Brooks; and sister-in-law, Lillian Sonnenburg of Mt. Horeb. She was predeceased by her parents, husband, Raymond in 1993, son, Raymond, Jr. in 2006, daughter, Darlene in 2007, two sons in infancy Merlin and Edwin, great-great-granddaughter, Sofia Jo Kubly, four sisters, Luella (Ellis) Gorman, Dora (Edgar) Wonzer, Ruth (Leon) Stagg, and Ruby (Robert) Davenport; as well as brothers and sisters-in-law.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, September 22nd, at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor John Tabaka officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church until time of service.
Shriner-Hager-Gohlke funeral Home is serving the family.
Frieda M. Liddicoat
age 69, of Monroe, died on Monday, September 19, 2016 at her home. She was born on January 27, 1947 in Monroe, the daughter of Lawrence and Evelyn (Huntley) Bidlingmaier.
Frieda and Carl Liddicoat were united in marriage on January 21, 1969 in Monroe. She went to Dry Goods Box Grade School and graduated from Monroe High School.
Frieda was a Nurses Aid at St. Clare Hospital; she also was employed as a preschool Handicap Aide at South School in Monroe.
She was a member of Green County Genealogist Society; enjoyed card making, scrapbooking and needlework.
She formerly lived on a farm west of Monroe, but enjoyed spending her winters with her husband in Arizona, for the past 27 years.
She is survived by her husband, Carl of Monroe; step-son, Roger Liddicoat of Darlington, step-daughters, Donna (Mike) Mackesey, Lois (Perry) Bond, Joyce (Keith) Russell, and Karen (Darrell Hill) Nostrand; brother-in-law, Al (Marsha) Liddicoat; sister, Ruth (Ed) Enzinger; 11 step-grandchildren,15 step-great-grandchildren; and 7 nieces and 1 nephew.
She is predeceased by her parents, grandsons, Kim Liddicoat, Keith Russell Jr., Hannah Boegli; daughter-in-law, Ardith, brother and sister-in-law Norman and Doris Bidlingmaier.
Memorial services will be held on Monday, September 26th, at 11:00 a.m. at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Mary Gafner officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be Sunday, September 25th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Per Frieda’s wishes no plants or flowers. Memorials are being established in Frieda’s memory.
Dorothy D. Gruenberg
age 78 of Monroe, died Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born on February 22, 1938, in Freeport, Illinois, the daughter of Walter and Isabelle (Dreibelbis) Drews. She graduated from Monroe High School in 1956. She worked at Swiss Colony for over 30 years. Dorothy was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ and the Women of the Moose, chapter #599.
She is survived by her children: Patricia (James) Schmitz of Kenosha, Teresa Gruenberg of Monroe and Debra Gruenberg of Belleville; Steven Gruenberg of Oregon, IL; 4 grandchildren: Chad (Shelley) Schmitz, Curt (Tara) Schmitz, Barret Gruenberg, Avery Gruenberg; 4 great grandchildren:
Kayla Schmitz, Olivia Schmitz, Cole Schmitz, Connor Schmitz; a brother, Robert (Joyce) Drews of Monroe; sisters, Carol (Dwayne) Robieson of Lena, IL and Sharon Drews of Monroe; nieces, nephews, friends, and special friend Gerry Schwarze. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, John Drews, nephew, Daniel Drews.
Memorial services will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, September 24th, at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, with Reverend Todd Hackman officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. A visitation will be held Saturday from 10:00 am until the time of service at 12:00 noon at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Monroe Clinic Hospice House or Green County Humane Society.
Family would like to thank Pleasant View Nursing Home and Monroe Clinic Hospital for all the loving care and support given to our mother.
Virginia J. Wanless
passed on Sept.4, 2016 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was 87 years old. A burial service was held at Elmwood Cemetary in Warren IL for family and close friends. Please direct any memorials to Wisconsin Talking Book & Braille Library, 813 W. Wells Str., Milwaukee WI 53233, in Virginia's name.
Ruth A. Menix
age 94 of Monroe, died Monday, September 26, 2016 at her home. She was born on May 13, 1922 in Malone, Texas, the daughter of Karl and Ida (Makowsky) Huse. She completed her schooling in Sparenberg, Texas. Ruth married Marvin Bielefeldt on July 20, 1944 in Sparenberg, Texas, he preceded her in death, she later married Rudolph Menix on September 17, 1960 in Tahoka, Texas, he also preceded her in death.
She farmed in her earlier years and did custodial work at a school in Texas. Ruth lived in Hillsboro, Lamesa, Graham and Snyder, Texas before moving to Wisconsin in 2002. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Lamesa, Texas. She enjoyed her flower gardens, doing jig-saw puzzles and playing dominos, but most of all she loved being with her family.
She is survived by her daughters, Rachel (Jerome) Vogel, Wanda (Larry) Grossen, Beverly (Larry) Segner and Becky Bielefeldt; step-daughter, Bobbie (Jack) Weidemann; step-sons, Wilbert, Frank and Robert (Sara) Menix; 19 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren, and 9 great great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husbands; twin sons in infancy, Gary and Jerry; brothers, Robert, Pat, R. A., Ben and L. D. Huse; sister, Thekla Brown; step-daughter, Sallie Connor and 3 grandsons.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at the Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home, with Rev. John Tabaka officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Monroe. A visitation will be held on Thursday from 12:00 noon until the time of service at the funeral home. A memorial fund is being established in Ruth’s memory.
Belva M. Zwygart
age 100, passed away on October 3, 2016. She was born on July 22, 1916 to Charles and Margaret (Indergand) Goecks, the seventh of eight children. The family resided on the family farm in Monroe Township. Belva graduated from Monroe High School and then went to work for The Monroe Times.
On May 24, 1941 she was united in marriage to Doran R. Zwygart at St. John’s United Church of Christ, and they were married 68 years before Doran’s passing. Belva was a devoted Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. She was a house wife and gave many hours of service to the community and to her church. Belva was a life-long member of St. John’s Church serving two terms on the church council, singing in the choir, teaching Sunday school and being a member of the Mary Circle. She served on the hospital auxiliary for 23 years and was a Girl Scout leader and Boy Scout Den Mother. She was a member of the Monroe Woman’s Club since 1948 with Christmas Stocking being her favorite activity, serving as a co-chair with her sister, Grace Holtshopple, for many years. Belva was also an active American Legion Auxiliary member and served as President. She enjoyed being a member of the Monroe Country Club and playing bridge with friends for over 60 years.
Belva is survived by her children De Paulson, Marshall (Bub) Zwygart and wife Lori, Mary Zwygart-Stauffacher and husband Paul. She is also survived by grandchildren Jill (Chris) Cass, Lynne (Kent) Hendrickson, Kerri (Shawn) Steinmann, Andy Zwygart, Becky (Trey) Batten, Dan (Shelly) Zwygart, Ryan Heaslip and Cortney (Jim) Covers. She is also survived by great-grandchildren Shelby, Jenna and Jarred Cass; Cooper and Tatum Hendrickson; Ella and Carter Steinmann; Lauren, Hugh and Julia Batten; Doran and Finley Zwygart and Tucker Heaslip. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and wonderful friends.
Belva was preceded in death by her husband, Doran, son-in-law Paul Paulson, a special nephew Allan Holtshopple, her parents and siblings Frieda Kundert, Fredric Goecks, Hazel Rutsch, Grace Holtshopple, Sally Hoesly, Herbert Goecks and Marian Ackermann.
Belva devoted her life to her family. She loved her time with them and times she and Doran spent traveling with friends and wintering for many years in Arizona.
Funeral services will be Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s United Church of Christ with Rev. Todd Hackman officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. A visitation will be held Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service, at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. John’s United Church of Christ, Monroe Woman’s Club Christmas Stocking, and Monroe Clinic Hospice House.
Vivian D. Spani
age 87, of Monroe died on Tuesday, October 04, 2016 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. She was born on December 7, 1928 the daughter of Ador and Goldie (Gilbertson) Nyborg in Argyle. Vivian was united in marriage to Herman A. Spani on January 11, 1946 in Blanchardville.
Vivian farmed alongside her husband in Blanchardville before moving to Monroe and worked for Frito Lay in Monroe for 20 years. She then owned and operated Etter’s Floor Covering for 15 years, followed by 10 years with The Monroe Times. She had been a long time member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor’s Catholic Church and the VFW Women’s Auxiliary. Vivian enjoyed flower gardening, playing cards, cooking, and embroidery projects for her grandchildren. In her younger years she enjoyed dancing.
She is survived by her four daughters, Joann Goecks of Juda, Donna (Ronald) Briggs of Monroe, Linda (Tom) Bacher of Freeport, and Kathy (Duane) Kubly of Monroe; ten grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren; brothers, , Lester Nyborg of Janesville, and Roger (Beverly) Nyborg of Odessa, TX..
She was predeceased by her parents, husband, brothers, James Nyborg in infance, Herman Nyborg, and Wilford (Betty) Nyborg; sisters: Leona (John) Stackle, Florence (Gus) Grosskreutz, and Shirley (Charlie) Anderson, and Inez (Dean) Davis; and son-in-law, Gary Goecks.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am Monday, October 10, 2016 at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor’s Catholic Church, with Monsignor Larry Bakke as celebrant. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 9, 2016 from 3:00-6:00 pm at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE Funeral Home; as well as from 10:00 am until the time of service at the church on Monday. A Memorial Fund is being established in Vivian’s name.
Norman E. Howe
age 85 of Monroe, died Saturday, October, 8, 2016 at Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born on April 6, 1931 in Waddams Township, Illinois, the son of Chester and Louise (Mast) Howe. Norm served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He married Joan E. Cox on August, 19, 1978 in Freeport, Illinois. Norm was self-employed as a semi driver, specializing in hauling oversized loads, mainly modular homes. He was a member of Believers Fellowship Church; he enjoyed their dogs, and helped his wife Joan, with her show dogs at events.
He is survived by his wife, Joan of Monroe; 3 children: Debbie (Rod) Schiffman of Orem, Ut, Devan (Juanda) Howe of Merrill, WI, and Barbara (Randy) Loomis of Lena, IL; 2 step-children: Mary Beth (Joe) McConkey of Winona, MN and Fredric (Laura) Martin of Bloomington, IL; 14 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; brothers: Dale (Sharon) Howe of Bertha, MN and Maurice (Lynne) Howe of Lena, IL; sisters: Lois Ferguson and Evelyn Behuniak, both of Freeport, IL; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Norm was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Donald Howe, sisters: Delores Werkheiser and Thelma Simpson.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, October 13, 2016 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, with Pastor Jeffrey Kohl officiating. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery, Polo, IL. A visitation will be held Thursday from 10:00 am until the time of service.
Nancy L. Pilz
age 75 of Monroe, died Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Monroe Manor Nursing Home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on February 22, 1941 in Monroe, the daughter of Ellwood “Woody” and Marvel (Yost) Fritz. She graduated from Monroe High School in 1959. Nancy married Harold “Bud” Pilz Jr. on October 12, 1963 in Monroe. She worked at the Water Department for the City of Monroe for over 20 years. Nancy was a devoted member of Monroe United Methodist Church, where she served on the finance committee for many years: was a member of the Monroe Woman’s Club for 40 years, serving as president for 2 terms, as well as serving on the District and State Boards. She was Co-chair with Monda Hess for the Christmas Cheer Box; she served on the Board for the Behring Senior Center and Friends of the Behring Senior Center. Nancy was very active in the community and was involved in many clubs, organizations, projects and events.
She is survived by her husband, Bud of Monroe; son, Jeffrey of Aurora, IL and cherished grandson, Jeremy of Bloomingdale, IL; sisters: Linda (Keith) Kundert of Monroe, Sue Blaser of Monroe, and Jean (Ken) Grob of Madison; life-long friends, Carla Hartwig and Pena Rosa; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a great niece, Kylie Kundert.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am Friday, October 14, 2016 at Monroe United Methodist Church, with Pastor Randy Booth officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery at a later date. A visitation will be held Friday, from 9:00 am until the time of service, at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Nancys’ name to, Monroe United Methodist Church, Friends of the Behring Center, Monroe MAC, or Monroe Hospice. SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Emileah A. Ready
infant daughter of Kelsea Blom and Will Ready, died Friday, October 14, 2016 at Meriter Hospital, Madison. She had blessed the family for 39 hours.
She is survived by her parents; maternal grandparents, Guy Blom and Peggy (Joseph) Mick of Monroe; paternal grandparents, Scott and Tonia Ready of Sun Prairie; many aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.
Private family services will be held at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home.
Rebecca L. Ross
age 66 of Darlington, died Thursday, October 13, 2016 at U. W. Hospital in Madison. She was born on May 26, 1950 in St. James, Minnesota, the daughter of William and Agnes (Johnson) Ross Sr. She graduated from W. T. Woodson High School in Virginia, and later received her Associates degree. Becky served in the U.S. Air Force, from 1970 thru 1978. After being discharged, she went to work as a Reservist and Civil Service Specialist.
She is survived by her 3 children: Cindi (Aaron) Muck of Charlotte, NC, Steven Shoemaker of Mineral Point, and Jeff (Casey) Shoemaker of Campo, CA; 6 grandchildren: Brayden, E’owyn, Tristan, Justin, Joey and Daniel; 3 brothers: Bill (Marilyn) Ross of Monroe, Robert (Irma) Ross of Annandale, VA, and Brad (C.J.) Ross of Kill Devil Hills, NC.. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Patricia Anderson.
Private family services will be held at Kansas Lake Lutheran Cemetery in Odin, MN. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home Is assisting the family.
Rev. Heide R. Walker Hackman
age 47, of Belleville, died on Friday, October 14, 2016 at Meriter Hospital in Madison. She was born on July 29, 1969 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the daughter of Wayne and Alberta (Morse) Walker.
Heide graduated from Fort Atkinson High school in 1987, U.W. Wyoming with a B.A. degree in History in 1992, and a Master of Divinity from Eden Theological Seminary in 1995.
Heide and Todd Hackman were united in marriage on August 12, 1995 at First Congregational Church in Fort Atkinson.
Rev. Heide R. Walker Hackman served as a called pastor at Payson and Bluff Hall Parish in Payson, IL, Zion United Church of Christ in Union, MO, First United Church of Christ in Belleville and several others as intern, interims and supply pastor.
She was a member and V.P. of Chi Omega Sorority at Wyoming. In Wisconsin she served as moderator for Southwest Association conference of United Church of Christ, Chairperson of Church and Ministry, served as a delegate to general synod, along with several other responsibilities.
She enjoyed mission work, visitation, and was supportive of the Belleville High School sports and music programs. In high school she enjoyed tennis, cross country, and playing the viola. Heide loved walking with her beloved dog Luna.
She is survived by her husband Rev. Todd Hackman, of Belleville, children, Jacob and Matthew Hackman at home; parents, Wayne and Alberta Walker of Milton, brother, Sean and wife Kristin Walker of Burke, VA; father and mother-in-law, Harold and Jolene Hackman of Columbia, MO; brother and sister-in-law, Chris and Tracy Bach of Columbia, MO; nieces and nephews, Melanie, Sam, Raquel, Walker and Payton and Riley Bach; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Monroe, with South West Conference Associate Minister, Rev. Joanne Thompson officiating.
Visitation will be Wednesday, October 19th, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at First United Church of Christ in Belleville, WI.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Heide’s name to First United Church of Christ, Belleville.
Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family.
Richard “Diesel Dick” Saunders
age 85 of Browntown, died October 17, 2016 at UW Hospital in Madison. He was born on October 6, 1931 in Monroe, the son of Edward and Mathilda (Sonderegger) Saunders. He attended Monroe schools.
He married Patricia DeVoe in 1951. He later married Elaine Rumelhagen in 1977; she died in 1982. Dick and Doreen (Taylor) DiTulio were married September 21, 1985.
Dick was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Monroe Moose Lodge # 84 and the operating Engineers, Local 139 for 55 years.
He is survived by his wife Doreen, his children Cheryl (Dale Hexom) of LaCrosse and Joe (Jacque) Saunders of Oregon, IL.-- Grandchildren Braden (Claudia) Hexom and Lacie Hexom – Great Grandsons Rowen and Reese Hexom.
He is survived by stepsons Mike (Lavonn) DiTulio, Jim (Theresa) DiTulio and John (Heidi Schmoldt) DiTulio. Step Grandchildren: Travis, James, Nick, Anamarie DiTulio and Ashley (DiTulio) Poppy and Great Granddaughter Eden Poppy.
Dick is survived by two brothers Tom (Ann) of Monticello and Gene (Lila) of New Glarus. Preceding him in death were brother Francis/Sandy (Maybelle) Saunders and four sisters: Theresa Phillips, Kathryn Cosgrove, Betty Busser & Leona (infant).
Dancing was a big part of Dick & Doreen’s life. They met on the dance floor and still danced until a few months ago when his illness became too great. Their honeymoon was spent in Switzerland with the Roger Bright’s band. Dick celebrated his birthday at the Octoberfest in Munich.
Dick enjoyed his horses and had them most of his life. Saunders Carriage Service and his cherished teams were proudly part of many weddings, anniversaries and birthday parties.
Dick loved a parade but was truly in his glory when he could be in it with either his horses, his 1966 T-Bird convertible or his favorite John Deere 730 tractor. Dick was a “talker” who loved to “visit” and never met a stranger. He will now be spending his time in heaven visiting with his old buddies who have gone before him.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 21, 2016 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Mary Gafner officiating. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. A visitation will be held Thursday, October 20th, from 4 – 7 pm at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mooseheart Child City or the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com
Marvin “Ike” Ingwell
age 84, of Monroe, died on Monday, October 17, 2016 at Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born on April 22, 1932 in Blanchardville, the son of Martin and Venora (Larson) Ingwell. He graduated from Monroe High School in 1950 and earned his B.S. education at Sacramento State College, Sacramento, CA.
He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1950 -1954. One of the proudest moments of Marvin’s life was going on the Badger Honor Flight, September 13, 2014.
Marvin and Terri Martinez were united in marriage on February 13, 1982 in San Diego, CA.
Marvin was a teacher in Napa Valley High School in California and taught business at Napa Community College.
He was a member of the Monroe Lions Club, American Legion Post #84, California Teachers Association in Napa, and a member of the Napa Valley Yacht Club.
He is survived by his wife, Terri Ingwell of Monroe, children: Kris Ingwell of Boseman, MT; Terri Silverman, of Ft. Lauderdale Florida; 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; brother, William “Bill” Jill Kilian, sisters, Marion Stafford and Norma Connor of Freeport, IL.
He is predeceased by his parents, brothers, Victor and Donald Ingwell and sister, Mavis Riese.
Memorial service will be held on Monday, October 24th, at 11:00 a.m. at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE FUNERAL HOME with Monsignor Larry Bakke Celebrant. Burial will be at Yellowstone Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be on Monday, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
Lucille E. Vander Velden
age 99, of Monroe, died on October 19, 2016, at Graceland Manor in Monroe. She was born on June 27, 1917 in Brodhead, the daughter of Robert and Esther (Pagel) Zuhlke.
Lucille and Franklin Vander Velden were united in marriage on November 25, 1935 in the Methodist Church in Winslow, IL.
She farmed with her husband from 1935 - 1979; she also was employed at Pleasant View and Monroe Manor; and later was a Wal-Mart greeter from 1986 – 2006.
Lucille was a member of The Church of the Nazarene in Monroe and was a former member of the Monroe Moose Lodge. She enjoyed dancing, reading, sewing, but her greatest enjoyment was spending time with family and friends.
She is survived by her son, Dennis (Carol) Vander Velden, of Monroe; daughters, Deb (Andy) Buol and Kathleen Hudson both of Monroe; 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren, daughter-in-law, Vivian Vander Velden
She is predeceased by her parents, husband, Franklin; sons, Frank Vander Velden Jr., Phillip Vander Velden; daughter, Patti Jo Vander Velden, brother, Clarence Zuhlke, sisters, Wilma Sauer and Alice Zuhlke in infancy, grandsons, Kirby Vander Velden, Scotty Gardner, Curt and Brian Vander Velden and granddaughter, Charity Jo Soddy.
Funeral services will be held Monday, October 24, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE FUNERAL HOME in Monroe with Pastor Paul Watkins officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, October 23rd from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home.