Shriner - Hager - Gohlke Funeral Home
Hazel E. Wyss
age 90, of Monroe entered eternal life on Sunday, evening, December 8, 2013 at Monroe Clinic Hospital and joined her loving husband and best friend Jacob. She had lived at the home of her daughter Carol in Monroe for the past 21 years. Hazel was born March 22, 1923 in Argyle township, the daughter of John and Beatta (Rood) Hansen. She attended Andrews and Darlington grade schools and graduated from Darlington High School in 1941. On August 13, 1944 she married Jacob A. Wyss at St. John's United Church of Christ in Monroe. She and her husband farmed in the Monroe area until 1959, they then owned and operated a restaurant and bar in Argyle for 14 years. Hazel and Jacob then moved to Monroe where she worked for Armour Cheese Co. from March 8, 1973 until January 1993. After retiring she went to work at Wal-Mart where she was still employed as a greeter. She was a member of Corner Stone Lutheran Church in Argyle and a member of the V.F.W Auxiliary in Monroe. Survivors include her daughters, Carol J. (Robert) Krupke of Monroe, and Jacqueline A. (John C.) Gierhart; daughter-in-law, Glenda Wyss; several grandchildren; great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. She is preceded in death by her husband Jacob June 4, 1992; son, James A. Wyss April 15, 2008; sisters, Rosaline Hansen 1932, Blanche Andrews 1985, Edna Solberg, Julia Krohn 2001 and Olga Holak; brother, James Hansen 1963. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 13, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home with Pastor John Tabaka officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 11:30 until time of service at 1:00 at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Manison Dr., and 18th Ave.
Crystal Jean Playter
age 66 of Monroe, Wisconsin died Sunday, December 15, 2013 at Monroe Manor. She was born December 25, 1947 in Beloit, WI the daughter of John F. & Ruth (Moffet) Ruckert Sr. Crystal worked at Chalet Landhaus in New Glarus & 4 Winds Manor in Verona.
Surviving are her children, Dawn Shirley of Janesville, WI, Eugene Playter of West Palm Beach, FL, & Joseph Playter of New Glarus, WI; siblings, Diana Greenwood of Blanchardville, WI, Betty (Don) Jones of Beloit, WI, Shirley Ringen of Beloit, WI, Tom Ruckert of Beloit, WI, Douglas (Georgia) Ruckert of Janesville, WI, & John Ruckert II of New Glarus, WI; 3 Grandchildren; and 7 Great-Grandchildren. She was predeceased by her Parents; brother, Duwane Ruckert; and great-grandson, Craig Ubersox. A Celebration of Crystal's Life will be from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Drive & 18th Avenue in Monroe. A Memorial Fund is being established in Crystal's memory.
Maynard A. Kittelsen
age 93 of Monroe, Wisconsin formerly of Albany, WI died Friday, December 20, 2013 at his home. He was born December 4, 1920 on the family farm at rural Albany, WI the son of Andrew and Daisy (Anger) Kittelsen, graduated from Albany High School in 1938, and attended University of Wisconsin.
Maynard then returned to the homestead farm in Albany township where he farmed until the age of 85. He then moved to Monroe where he lived out his remaining years. Maynard was known by all as a quiet and generous person who contributed greatly to his community and church. He was a lifelong member of Norwegian & Albany Lutheran Church, active member of Albany Masonic Lodge #36 F&AM, and enjoyed bowling, softball, & gardening. Surviving are many cousins, Kenneth Kittelsen of Verona, WI, Pauline Goecks of Mountain Home, AR, Suanne Habbley of Woodstock, IL, J. B. Frenzel of San Diego, CA, & Susan Anderson of Woodstock, IL; Greg Kittelsen of Shell Lake, WI, James "Jeff" Kittelsen of Minneapolis, MN, & Brad Kittelsen of Lake Forest, CA. He was predeceased by his Parents. Maynard will be greatly missed by family, friends, and a long-time care giver, Joyce Ethridge. Masonic Services will be at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, December 26, 2013, at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Drive & N. 18th Avenue in Monroe with Visitation from 9:30 A.M. until time of service. Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, December 26, 2013 at Albany Lutheran Church with Pastor David Natzke officiating. Burial will follow in Norwegian Settlement Cemetery, rural Albany. Family will greet friends after the graveside service at Albany Lutheran Church. A Memorial Fund is being established in Maynard’s memory.
Bernice M. Benkert
age 86, of Monroe, died on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at her home. She was born on April 3, 1927 daughter of John and Elizabeth (Ruegsegger) Bussman. Bernice and Daniel A. Benkert were married on May 4, 1949 in Warren, IL.
Bernice was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish. Bernice's life work was her children and grandchildren, farming with her husband Dan, and her involvement in numerous civic and community organizations. Her greatest joy was giving to others, be it unconditional love for her family, her generosity to the many organizations and causes she was involved in, or her hospitality, opening her home and heart to whomever called or stopped by. She was especially grateful for her wonderful friends. Bernice left us all a legacy of giving, learning and the value of an adventurous spirit, demonstrated by some of her favorite things: traveling the world, skiing, biking, playing tennis, enjoying the arts, entertaining family and friends, always wanting to learn new things, and sharing her experiences. Bernice will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her family and friends. Surviving are her children, Daniel (Kathy) Benkert of Waunakee; Chris (Mark) Geiger of Verona; Julie (Andy) Wilke of Monroe; Victor (Rita) Benkert of Monroe; daughter-in-law, Karen Benkert of Glendale; brother, John Bussman of Warren, IL; sister, Elizabeth Dubach of Warren, IL; brother-in-law Bill Ziegle of Bloomington, MN; 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She was blessed with many loving nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Daniel, parents, John and Elizabeth, son, Stephen, grandchildren, Michael and Elizabeth Benkert; sister, Helen Ziegle, and special friend Jim Newman. Funeral services will be Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:00 Noon at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home with Fr. Michael E. Klarer as celebrant. Friends may call on Monday from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at 12:00 noon at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Monroe Clinic Hospice or the Monroe Arts Center. The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to the Monroe Clinic Hospice team and mom's special caregiver.
Michael L. Sigafus
age 44, of Monroe, died on Thursday, December 26, 2013 at his home. He was born on March 24, 1969 in Cuba City, Wisconsin the son of Herbert and Sharon (Signer) Sigafus.
Michael was a 1987 graduate of Black Hawk High School. Michael was employed at Judds Auto Body. He enjoyed bow hunting, volleyball, riding his Harley and enjoyed following his nieces and nephews sports. He is survived by his parents, Herbert and Sharon Sigafus of Gratiot, maternal grandmother, Lucille Signer of Gratiot, brother, Brian (Jamie) Sigafus of Gratiot; nieces and nephew: Mikayla, Aleigha and Nathan; a special family friend, Trevor Nichols; aunts, uncles and other relatives and friends. He is predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Milo and Genevieve Sigafus; maternal grandfather, Wallace Signer. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 3, 2014 at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home with Pastor Glenn Andes officiating. Burial will follow at Gratiot Methodist Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr., and 18th Ave in Monroe. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Michael’s name.
June Margaret Miller
our beloved mother, went to be with her Lord December 26, 2013. She was born on June 15, 1920, the seventh child of John Patrick and Jessie Mae (Vance) Ward.
She married Uno Henry Miller February 1, 1941 in Monroe. They lived in Freeport, Chicago, and on a farm in Illinois with Uno's father where they raised food for the war effort. After WWII they moved to Monroe and Uno co-founded the Bruni-Miller lumber company.
June lived a full life with her family, her church family, and many friends. She and Uno took vacations in Arizona to visit family and golf with friends and their 25th anniversary in Hawaii. She treasured her female friends and they had many good times together.
June is survived by her five children: Sandra (Palmer) Bogenholm/Smitherman, Los Alamos, NM, Vance (Brenda) Miller, Monroe, Uno "Mike" (Jane) Miller, Paradise Valley, AZ, Stephen (Deanne) Miller, New Glarus, and Jeffrey Miller of Brodhead; by grandchildren Heather (Matt) Villaneuva, Holly Bogenholm, Stacey (Dave) Sromalski, Kelsey Miller, Andy Miller, Stephen Miller, and Kyle Miller. Her three great-grandchildren are Annabella Villaneuva, Kaysen Miller and Colton Miller, and her nephew is John G. Bruni.
June was preceded in death by Uno, her sisters Elizabeth, Grace, Frances, and Jessie Mae, her brothers Leland and Gilbert, and her niece Maureen.
The family thanks the several special women who helped June in her home for a number of years, as well as the staff at Azura for the thoughtful care they gave her during the past 8 months.
June (and Uno) were members of the Union Presbyterian Church since the late 1940's.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Union Presbyterian Church with Pastor Jesse Larson officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home and Saturday at the Church from 10:00 a.m. until the service begins.
Memorials may be directed to the Union Presbyterian Church.
Charlene M. Erickson
age 88 of Monroe, Wisconsin died Monday, December 30, 2013 at Monroe Manor. She was born February 26, 1925 in Browntown, WI the daughter of Edmon, Jr. & Fern (Gordee) McGuire and graduated from Monroe High School in 1942.
Charlene worked for Micro Switch in Freeport, IL, The Swiss Colony in Monroe, Gisholt (which became Gilman) Machine Company in Madison, was Secretary for District Attorneys Randall Elmer & James Beer, and was Green County Clerk of Circuit Court. She was a member of Jordan Lutheran Church, Women of the Moose Chapter #599, and was married for 30 years. Surviving are nieces & nephews, Carolyn (Larry) Schafer of Monroe, Cindy (Brian) Lincoln of Monroe, Ronald McGuire of Monroe, Randy McGuire of Monroe, Rick McGuire of Dixon, IL, & Mikel (Terri) McGuire of Beloit. She was predeceased by her Parents; twin-sister, Arlene (Bernard) Munz; brothers, Donald (Margaret) McGuire & Burnell (Mary Ann) McGuire; niece, Carla Arn; and long-time friend, Harold Volk. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Drive & N. 18th Avenue in Monroe. Burial will follow in Jordan Lutheran Cemetery, rural Browntown, WI. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. Saturday until the time of service at the funeral home.
Madonna Marie Tranel
age 80 of Monroe, Wisconsin died Thursday, January 2, 2014. She was born June 25, 1933 in Dubuque, Iowa the daughter of George and Gertrude (Koenig) Frommelt and attended Sacred Heart Catholic School & Immaculate Conception High School.
Madonna married Richard Tranel on October 10, 1953 at Sacred Heart Church in Dubuque, Iowa. She was a secretary at Metropolitan Life Insurance & Giese Sheet Metal in Dubuque, IA, owned & managed Slender Center Weight Loss in Monroe & Freeport for 15 years, and was a member of St. Victor Catholic Church & Homemakers Club in Monroe. Surviving are her husband, Richard Tranel of Monroe; daughters, Sandra (Birge) Braun of Browntown, Michelle (Frank) Johnson of Sterling, IL, Tammy Tranel of Monroe, Jacqueline (Dick) Wyss of Monroe, Angele Tranel of Monroe; son, Roch (Kat) Tranel of Libertyville, IL; sister, Lucille Hartford of Farley, IA; 9 grandchildren, Jeremy, Cody, & Tyler Braun, Mark & Matthew Johnson, Stewart Wyss, Kyle Tranel, and Alec & Jenna Tranel; and 2 great-grandchildren, Weston & Lila Braun. She was predeceased by her parents; brothers, Donald, Art, & George Frommelt; and sisters, Marcella (Nick) Behnke, Ruth (Herman) Behnke, Bernice (Earl) Kiefer, & Marie Frommelt all of Dubuque, IA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 Noon on Monday, January 6, 2014 at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church in Monroe with Fr. Larry Bakke as Celebrant. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Monroe. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. Monday until the time of Mass at the Church. Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home of Monroe is serving the family. The family would like to thank the staff at Pleasant View Nursing Home and the Monroe Clinic Hospice.
Richard F. Glendenning
age 75 of Monroe, died unexpectedly on Thursday, January 2, 2014. He was born on April 23, 1938 in rural Shullsburg, the son of Frederick and Bertha (Barth) Glendenning. He was a graduate of Shullsburg High School, U.W. Platteville and did his graduate studies at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Dick and Donna Ensch were married on December 19, 1960 in Platteville.
He taught school at Cambridge Jr. High School, Bloomington High School and Monroe High School from 1965 to 1997. He coached basketball for 17 years, was assistant football coach for 22 years and coached track for 51 years, 24 years as head coach. Dick was inducted into the Wisconsin Track Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2011. Dick touched the lives of many students and athletes that he was fortunate to come into contact with, which extended beyond his teaching years up until his last year of coaching track in 2013. Dick was able to develop special relationships with the athletes he coached and coaches he worked with, developing lifelong friendships. He was passionate about curling and was a member of the Monroe Curling Club for many years. He enjoyed spending summers with Donna at their lake home in Holcombe, WI and enjoyed fishing and having family and friends visit them there. He is survived by his wife, Donna of Monroe; sons, Mark (Patricia) Glendenning of Green Bay, Brent (Amy) Glendenning of De Forest; daughter, Ann (John) Malooly of Salt Lake City, UT; grandchildren, Caitlin, Tony and Daniel Glendenning and Erin, Grace Malooly. He is predeceased by his parents and a brother, Homer. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home, 1455 Mansion Dr., Monroe, with Pastor Eric Erickson officiating. A visitation will be held on Monday from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home.
Lynn A. Bowers
age 55 of Monroe, died Thursday, December 19, 2013 at Ft. Pierce Hospital in Florida. She was born on January 15, 1958 in Monroe, the daughter of Keith and Beverly (Hanson) Hudson. Lynn graduated from Monroe High School in 1976. Lynn married Randal l Bowers in May of 1980. She worked at Oaktron and MTX for many years. She enjoyed being on her computer, doing jigsaw puzzles, watching TV, especially football; but being with her family and friends was her greatest enjoyment.
She is survived by her mother, Beverly Hudson of Monroe; 3 sisters: Sandy (Jim) Huston of Jefferson, Connie O'Hay of Jenson Beach, FL and Amy (Brian) Brandt of Monroe; nephews: Dan and Ryan Huston and Daniel O'Hay; nieces: Ruby and Millie Brandt and a special friend Joe Gibson. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Henry and Merle Hanson; paternal grandparents, William and Ida Hudson; father, Keith; daughter, Robyn Bowers; aunt, Ruth Hanson.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm, January 15, 2014 at Shriner Hager Gohlke funeral home, with Reverend John Tabaka officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. A visitation will be held from 11:00 am, until the time of service, at the funeral home.
Robert L. Phillips
age 81, of Monroe, died on Thursday, January 10, 2014 at his home. He was born on March 13, 1932 in Albany, Wisconsin the son of Charles and Helen (Frie) Phillips. Robert was a graduate of Albany High School and Cosmetology School. He first married Delores Roenneburg.
He has been married to his present wife Donna Phillips for 42 years.
Robert served in the U.S. Army from 1954-1956. Robert owned and operated Robert's Beauty Salon and later worked at Fleet Support Services. He took a lot of pride in the homes he constructed and the Zenair airplane he built and flew. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and was an avid reader. He is survived by his wife Donna Phillips of Monroe; daughters, Peggy (Kim) Wiesenberg of Monticello, Pat (Clayton) Everson of Monroe, step-daughter, Suzette (Mark) Bittmann of Burlington, WI; stepsons, Jeffrey (Terry) Cubinski of Germantown, WI; Andrew (Ana) Olson of Nokesville, VA; daughter-in-law, Phern Phillips of Albany; sister-in-law Marcia Phillips of Janesville; 5 grandchildren, 8 step-grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. He is predeceased by his parents, son, Todd and brother, Albert. Per Robert's wishes no services will be held.
Jackie L. "Jack" Drake
age 77, of Monroe , passed away on Monday, January 13, 2014 at the Monroe Manor. He was born on February 4, 1936 in Kansas City, Kansas, son of Clyde and Ruby (Cates) Drake. He Married Virginia Goepfert on February 4, 1959 in Yellowstone Lutheran Church. They would have been married 55 years.
Jack served in the U.S. Army for 20 years. The last year was in Korea.
He worked for Arrow Sales and worked for Moore Business Forms (now R.R. Donnelly) for 20 years. After retiring from Moore's he drove School Bus for 7 years. Jack loved his kids on the bus. He had pictures of all of them.
Jack was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ.
He enjoyed fishing and playing euchre and collected truck banks. Jack had a large collection of western music and enjoyed playing CD's.
He will be dearly missed by his wife Virginia, of Monroe; children: Tammy Drake of Blanchardville; Timothy (Lisa) Drake of Lena, IL; Jeffrey Drake of Janesville; Jackie (Chad) Boeck of Monroe; 2 brothers, 3 sisters, 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren He is predeceased by his parents, 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 17, 2014 at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation will be Thursday, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Richard 'Dick" H. Ammon
72, Monroe, passed away peacefully Sunday, January 12, 2014 surround by his wife and children. Richard was the son of Rudy and Alice (Dooley) Ammon, Monroe born December 10, 1941, three days after the day of infamy. He married his longtime love Lucy Loeffelholz on April 30, 1966, Darlington, WI.
He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years Lucy (Loeffelholz) Ammon, and 7 children, Richard and Michelle Ammon of Port Washington, Michael Ammon of Madison, Teresa (Ammon) and Bill Burchard of Belleville, Amy (Ammon) and Erin Kennedy of Verona, Ann (Ammon) and Eric Goers of Monticello, Brian Ammon and friend Jen Hayes of Monroe, Heidi (Ammon) and Brian Kent of Deerfield. He has nine grandchildren (Erin, Richard, Gavin, Emily, Karma, Abby, Cooper, Corbin, and Peter) and one on the way in March. He is also survived by his three siblings, John Ammon of Monroe, Robert Ammon and wife Katherine of Monroe, and Mary (Ammon) Olsen and husband Keith of Janesville. He was greeted at the gates of heaven by his mother, father and twin sons Richard and Ronald, among many other friends and loved ones.
Richard farmed for 35 years in Jefferson Township. He served as the sexton since 1986 for the Calvary cemetery in Monroe. Richard was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, Monroe where at one time he served as maintenance supervisor for the church and School.
Richard’s true passion and devotion was being actively involved in the Knights of Columbus where he was a member of Supreme Advocate Harold Lamboley Council 1471, Monroe since 1977, and was a member of the Black Hawk Assembly 2464, which he was instrumental in forming, and served as Area Coordinator. He was appointed to serve on a First Degree Team, Second Degree Team, Third Degree Team and Fourth Degree Team for many years. From 1996 to 2006 he was elected to State Warden, State Advocate, State Treasurer, State Secretary and State Deputy on two separate occasions where his slogan was “Together We Will”. Richard was always willing to step in and lend a helping hand no matter the task or occasion; he instilled his humble nature in all seven of his children.
Throughout the years he was actively involved in the council's youth contests, charity raffle chairman, concessions and scholarship committees, and St. Patrick's Day Dinner. Richard was also very active in his community, FFA, 4-H and served as poultry superintendent at the Green County Fair, County livestock judging coach, County delegate to the Wisconsin Conservation Congress and Tri-State Breeders Cooperative, he loved fast pitch softball and enjoyed being a part of the WIAA softball and baseball world as an umpire, Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon, Tootsie Roll Driver, and the Apostolate to the Handicapped program. He graduated from University of Wisconsin Madison in 1960.
In the summer months you could find dad tending to the cemetery by day and umpiring by night where he would say “I get paid for my eyesight”. He cherished giving his grandkids rides on the ranger and finding cookies behind their ears. In the fall and winter months you could find him deer hunting, trapping and coon hunting. He shared his love and passion for wildlife and trapping by volunteering his time to education elementary classes about furs, trapping and the outdoors.
Dad was known for his quick wit, generous heart and his infectious laugh and smile. Dad always rooted for the underdog and made a point of treating everyone with the same respect and regard as he wanted to be treated. Although he was taken too soon, we children are blessed with the days we had with our father in the end and will cherish every moment in our hearts. He was the glue that kept the family pieces together and he will be truly missed. And yes dad we will always remember what our last name is….
The family would like to personally thank the UW Madison hospital staff for their support and kind hearts in the final days shared with our dad.
In lieu of flowers you may make donations to dad’s memorial. Visitation will be at held at Shriner Hager Gohlke funeral home in Monroe on Friday, January 17th from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. A Catholic mass will be on Saturday, January 18th at St. Clare Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church at 11:30am.
Shan M. Hager
age 57, of Monroe, died after a lengthy battle with cancer on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at her home. She was born on July 1, 1956 in Monroe, Wisconsin the daughter of Samuel and Jeanne (Collins) Humbel.
Shan was a 1976 graduate of Monroe High School and of Black Hawk Tech.
Shan and Richard Hager were married on October 13, 1984 at St. John's United Church of Christ. She owned and operated her own cleaning service for many years and Magnolia Studio Framing and Gallery, also being a talented stained glass artist. She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ. Shan was a Big Sister; and was sincerely committed to taking care of elderly who could not do so themselves. She had a lifelong love for animals, rescuing strays for decades; it was not uncommon to go out in the morning and find a kitten someone had left in the tree in front of the house. Shan was a dedicated hockey mom, but most of all her greatest love was for her boys and her family; she will be greatly missed. Shan is survived by her husband, Rich of Monroe, sons, Dan and Jess Hager of Milwaukee; brother, Greg (Barb) Humbel of Ann Arbor, MI; sister, Lynn (Scott) Fuller of FL; Chris (Jesse Waters) Holcomb of Madison;
many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents. Funeral services will be Monday, January 20, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home with Rev. Tiff Bates officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home, 1455 Mansion Dr., and 18th Ave.
Patsy J. Kenney
age 64, of Monroe, died on Friday, January 17, 2014 at her home. She was born on August, 15, 1949 in Freeport, Illinois, daughter of
George and Genevieve (McKibben ) Kenney.
Patsy and Joseph E. Wilson were married on October 6, 1983.
She attended the First Baptist Church.
She is survived by her daughters, Kathy Kenney of Kannapolis, NC; Dixie Kenney of Monroe; brothers, Donald (Dixie) Kenney of Covington, GA; Robert Kenney of Brodhead; William (Marj) Kenney of Juda; Richard (Luann) Kenney of Warren, IL; sisters, Dorothy (Larry) Goodman of Brodhead; Georgia (Raymond) Flesher of Monroe; grandchildren: Emma Lehman, Elliott Drain, Tarrah Drain, all of Monroe, Cara Jo Kenney and Nicolas Munguia, of Kannapolis, NC; and 4 great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her parents, sisters, Audrey Krebs and Marion Thompson. Funeral services will be held 12:00 noon, Wednesday, January 22, 2013 at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home with Rev. Matthew Spoonhour officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Hawthorne Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
Connie L. Sauer
age 67 of Monroe, died Thursday, January 16, 2014 at Monroe Clinic Hospital. She was born on June 3, 1946 in Dodgeville, WI; the daughter of Lewis and June (Griffiths) Sauer. Connie graduated from Darlington High School in 1965 and the Professional Business Institute in Minneapolis, MN in 1966. She was a Medical Laboratory Technician for Monroe Clinic for 47 years. Connie also was co-owner with Judy Lehnherr of Craft Craze for several years in Monroe. She enjoyed Bowling, doing crafts, and going to the Kentucky Derby, which she did for over 25 years. Her favorite color was purple, she was a wonderful cook, and loved sharing recipes. Connie loved kids, and was a proud Godmother to 20 children.
She is survived by her brothers: Vernon (Jean) Sauer and William Sauer Jr, both of Hollandale; 2 brother-in-laws: Richard Vinger of Argyle and Dennis Hale of Janesville; an Aunt / Godmother, Theresa Olstad of Rosholt, WI; a cousin/sister, Susan (Donald) Tuescher of Darlington; several nephews, nieces, other relatives and special friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters: Judy Vinger and Mary Theresa Hale.
A celebration of Life will be held Sunday February 2, 2014 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at Shriner Hager Gohlke funeral Home. Memorials may be given in Connie's name to the Monroe Clinic Hospice.
Mary A. Bandi
age 91 of Albany, Wisconsin died Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born February 1, 1922 in Darlington, Wisconsin the daughter of Joseph and Alice (Burgess) Howard and graduated from Darlington High School.
Mary married Emil Bandi on April 15, 1941 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Darlington. Mary was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Albany for over 50 years, St. Patrick's Altar Society, was a waitress in Hanover & Albany, and a cashier at Union Coop Service Station in Albany. Surviving are her children, Ernest (Yolanda) Bandi of Glendora CA, Leah (William) Carr of Marengo, IL, Theresa (Bernard) Vine of Albany, WI, Bernadette Wong of Monroe, WI, & Michael Bandi of San Dimas CA; sisters, Grace Sullivan of Humboldt, TN & Lucille Howard of Monroe, WI; 10 Grandchildren; and 4 Great-Grandchildren. She was predeceased by her Parents; husband, Emil; sisters, Jane Kuhlman, Ruth Nelson, Juanita Olson, & Hazel Weissenfluh; infant grandson, Charles Vine; and son-in-law, Michael Wong. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Friday, January 31, 2014 at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Drive & N. 18th Avenue in Monroe and from 10:00 A.M. Saturday until time of Mass at the church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, February 1, 2014 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Albany with Fr. Michael Moon Celebrating. Burial will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Albany. A Memorial Fund is being established in Mary’s memory.
Isadore G. "Nidge" Petersen
age 86 of Albany, Wisconsin died Sunday, January 26, 2014 at New Glarus Home. She was born January 3, 1928 in Albany Township, WI the daughter of Frank and Margaret (Lawrence) Dunphy and attended English Settlement & Albany Public Schools.
Isadore married Nelson A. "Pete" Petersen on September 25, 1947 at St. Rose Catholic Church in Brodhead, WI. Nidge sold Avon for 30 years, farmed with husband & upon retirement, owned & operated the Village Tap in Monticello with her husband. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Albany & very active member of the Altar Society, was Honorary Member of the Avon's President Club, very proud of her Irish Ancestry, and was fortunate to take a trip to Ireland in 2006. Surviving are her children, Patrick (Kay) Petersen of Albany, WI, Margaret Ann (Ted Carpenter) Petersen of Evergreen, CO, John "Jack" (Tracy) Petersen of Brodhead, WI, & Donald Petersen of Albany, WI; sisters, Delores McNamara of Madison, WI, Phyllis Aeschliman of Albany, WI, & Sharron (Jule) Gehrig of Madison, WI; grandchildren, Micky Petersen, Ashley Petersen, & Kristel Petersen; great-grandson, Zane Miller; and brother-in-law, Roger Klett of Milwaukee, WI. She was predeceased by her Parents; husband, Pete; brother, Lawrence (Mary) Dunphy; sisters, Mary Klett, Bernadine (Don) France, & Joanne (Gary) Germann. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 A.M. Friday, January 31, 2014 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Albany with Fr. Michael Moon Celebrant. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Croak Settlement, rural Albany. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Thursday, January 30, 2014 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Albany and from 10:00 A.M. Friday until time of Mass at the church. A Memorial Fund is being established in Nidge’s memory. Nidge's family would like to extend a Special Thank You to New Glarus Home and Monroe Clinic Hospice for their care. Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home in Monroe is assisting the family.
Gladys L. Gempeler
age 90, of Monroe, formerly of Albany, died on Wednesday, January 29, 2013 at her home. She was born on March 1, 1923 in Mt. Pleasant Township, the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Rhyner) Disch. Gladys and Robert N. Gempeler were married on May 1, 1943 in Monticello, Wisconsin.
Gladys was employed at Advance Transformer and later worked at the Albany Recycling Center. Gladys enjoyed quilting, sewing and playing cards but most of all enjoyed spending time with her family. She is survived by her son, Norman (Penny) Gempeler of Monroe; Peggy (Rick) Seifert of Fort Collins, CO; Sally (Eric Teisberg) Gempeler of Portage; Jane Gempeler of Monroe; sisters, Pauline Duerst of Waunakee; Norma Frydenlund of Albany; 7 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her parents, husband, daughter, Mary Boss, sisters, Mildred Krueger and Bernice Gill. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 3, 2014 at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr., and 18th Ave; with Chaplin Stuart McCoy officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Memorials may be given in Gladys' name to the Janesville Mercy Hospice.
Joyce (Montgomery) Mau
age 82, of Monroe, formerly of South Wayne, was called to her eternal home on Wednesday, January 29, 2014.
She was born on April 24, 1931 at St. Clare Hospital, the daughter of Clinton E. and Pearl (Pember) Montgomery. Joyce graduated from South Wayne High School in 1948. She then attended Green County Normal School for 2 years where she made friends for life. She received her Bachelor's Degree attending night classes and Summer School at the University of Platteville. Joyce was a teacher and principal in the South Wayne, Black Hawk District for 44 years retiring in 1994.
Joyce and Buddy E. Mau were married on March 8, 1952 in Monroe at the Monroe United Methodist Church Parsonage. Joyce lived in the South Wayne area, until moving to Monroe in 2003 after her husband's death. Joyce was always a member of the South Wayne Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and was treasurer for many years. She loved dancing, especially to the Greg Anderson band. In her younger years she enjoyed playing ball, bowling and was a sports enthusiast. She is survived by her daughter, Julie (Jeff) Edgerton, their family, Janelle & Joseph and great-grandson, Caston Buddy; son, Scott (Jennifer) Mau, and their children, Macy & MaKayla; brother, John"Jack "Monaghan; in-laws, Shelby (Don) Broege, Audrey (Merle) Adelman, Tom (Carol) Mau and Larry (Betty) Mau, whom she raised since the age of five. She also had nieces, nephews, and many friends that were special to her. Special cousins are JoAnn Hawthorn and Shirley Lindsay. Joyce is predeceased by her parents; husband, Buddy; brother, Charles "Chuck" Montgomery; sister-in-law Virginia Monaghan; brother-in-law, Merle Adelman; dear friends Norma Trumpy, Helen Anderson and Bernita Rufenacht. Funeral services will be held Monday, February 3, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Monroe United Methodist Church with Rev. Randy Booth officiating. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery in South Wayne. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Monroe United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to Monroe United Methodist Church or Black Hawk Elementary School. Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family.
Karen Marie Allbaugh
age 54, of Monroe, Wisconsin died Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at her home. She was born April 27, 1959 in Dodgeville, WI the daughter of Reuben and Berniece Holmes and graduated from Iowa Grant High School in 1977.
Karen married Steven Allbaugh in Montfort, WI on September 26, 1981. She retired from Walmart in Monroe, as a sales associate. She was a member of St. Victor's Catholic Church and loved to collect "fiesta ware", Indian dolls, and was very proud of her grandchildren; Tatum and Colin.
Karen is survived by her husband, Steven, of Monroe ; a son; Shawn Allbaugh of Sun Prairie; daughter, Leslie (Jamie) Boyle of Browntown; 2 grandchildren, Tatum and Colin; mother, Berniece Graber of Dodgeville; brothers, Steve (Bonnie) Holmes of Dodgeville, Greg "Buck" (Tina) Holmes of Steamboat Springs, CO; sister, Kathy "Chip" (Brian) Lundell of Dodgeville. She was predeceased by her father and step-father, George "Pep" Graber.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at the Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home with Father Larry Bakke Celebrating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10:00 to noon Tuesday, February 4 at the funeral home.
Edith E. Marinaro
age 95, of Darlington, WI, formerly of Amberg, WI & Rockford, Il, died on January 29, 2014, at Pleasant View Nursing Home, after an extended illness. She was born in the township of White Oak, Shullsburg, WI on October 11, 1918, the daughter of Robert and May (Johnston) Virtue. Edith and Michael Marinaro were married on May 18, 1940 in Dubuque, IA. Michael died in 1986. Their son, Michael Marinaro Jr. died in August of 1950 from Polio.
Edith grew up in Darlington & graduated from Darlington High School in 1937. She lived 25 years in Rockford with Mike and family, 13 years in Amberg, WI, and made a full-circle back to Darlington in 1982. She was a homemaker who enjoyed Boy Scouts with her son, Michael, Girl Scouts with her daughters, as well as, gardening, sewing, making quilts, reading and cross-word puzzles. Eadie’s door was always open to family, friends, and neighbors, greeting them with a great piece of homemade pie.
Eadie was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, its Council of Catholic Women, and the Daughters of America. She was an avid fan of sports, music events and outdoor activities. Her laugh was contagious and unforgettable; she loved adventure and lived life fully;. Her warm heart, giving nature, and huge spirit will live on forever.
Eadie is survived by her three children:
Barbara (Ron) Bevan, Winnebago, IL;
Michele (Michael) Fillweber, Roscoe, IL
Karen (Rick) Murray, Monticello, WI; and
stepdaughter, Lois Marinaro, Michigan.
Edith is also survived by her 8 grandchildren: John (Maria) Bevan; Jim (Natalie) Bevan; & Christa (Brian Abbas) Bevan; Mike (Julie) Fillweber; Chad (Janice) Fillweber; Gretchen (Sean) Milner; Michele (Justin) Gruenenfelder; Cody Murray; and 2 step-grandchildren: Cindy (Randy) Hargate and Brian Beckus.
And, her 13 great grandchildren:
Alexandria, Juliana, John Jr. & Jason Bevan; Abby Alton, Nico Bertolino, Rocko & Jack Fillweber, Corbin & Tyler Fillweber, Bennett Milner and Eva and Hawken Gruenenfelder and 3 step-great-grandchildren: Kaitlin & Tyler Hargate and Cody Beckus.
Edith is predeceased by her parents, husband, son, and brothers: Chester (Margaret) Virtue, Arthur (Margaret) Virtue, Elmer (Mary Ellen & Vera) Virtue and her brother-in-laws:
Mo (Mary) Marinaro; Charlie (Ruth) Marinaro all of Rockford, IL.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, January 31, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church with Fr. Larry Bakke as Celebrant. Burial was at Willwood Cemetery in Rockford.
Jean Ann Phillips
age 70, of Monroe, died on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born on April 16, 1943 the daughter of Ray and Pauline (Belknap) Phillips.
Jean was a loyal Swiss Colony employee for 40 years. She enjoyed embroidery, movies, word finds, and Elvis. She deeply loved her friends and family, especially her great nieces and nephew, the Green Bay Packers and the Red Apple. Probably nothing made her happier than a chance to laugh and kid with you over a cup of coffee. Jean is survived by her sister, Dorothy (Pat) Wuetrich, Janesville, a nephew, Al Wuetrich, Hutchinson, MN, a niece Tricia (Bill) Clasen, Janesville, three great nieces and a nephew: Lexi, Grace, Faith, Ryan and a dear friend, Joel Wahl, Monroe. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother Lee Roger (Butch) Phillips. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 5, 2014
at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home with Rev. Todd Hackman officiating.
Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Family would like to thank her many caregivers, Home Care Givers, Monroe Clinic Hospital, Pleasant View Nursing Home, Monroe Clinic Hospice and especially Joe Wahl. A memorial fund is being established in Jean's memory.
Barbara Ann Marty Nelson
age 59, of Monroe, died on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at her home. She was born on January 27, 1955 the daughter of John and Irma (Baebler) Marty.
Barbara graduated from Monroe High School, attended Northwestern University and UW-Madison and a degree in Music Education. Barbara and David Nelson were married in Texas in 1985. Throughout Barb’s life the common thread was community. Barb was happiest when she was in the service of her community. Barb’s career began as a music teacher. She took a detour into the world of hospitality and the road led her Texas where she worked for the TGI Fridays corporation. Eventually she returned to Monroe to run the Idle Hour Mansion with her husband and family. She worked tirelessly to create memorable events and experiences for all guests of the Mansion. Barb then went on to work for the Monroe Times and later the Monroe Chamber of Commerce. Barb’s career in community work culminated with the Monroe Main Street Program. She was instrumental in developing the Market on the Square and Concerts on the Square series for Downtown Monroe. Barb believed in the mission and purpose of Monroe Main Street and was an authentic advocate for downtown Monroe and small businesses. Serving her community was a core value for Barb. She served her community and shared her time, talent and energy with a variety of organizations. Barb was a Dairy Princess in 1973. She served in the Monroe Noon Optimist Club, the Women’s Club, the American Legion Auxiliary, was part of the Green County Leaders program. Barb volunteered with the Monroe Balloon Rally, Taste of Monroe, Cheese Days and was a strong advocate for the arts. Barb loved music and theatre and was a supporter of the Monroe Theatre Guild. Barb lived her life in service to her community and inspired others to do so. Barb humbly left her mark on the community in many ways. Barb enjoyed good music, good food, and good stories. As a Cheesemaker's daughter, she found joy in the history and culture of Green County. She delighted many with her thoughtful and unique gifts. She is survived by brother, Larry (Kathie) Marty of Monticello, dear friend Jack Reese, Cosmic Sister, Judie Hyde-Hintzman and her bird Bud. Numerous nieces and nephews who loved and respected her. Laura Ferguson, Monroe, Brigette Marty, Minneapolis, Scott (Monique Hassman) Noe, Readstown, Steve Fera, Waukesha, Renee (Joel) Noe-Miller, Oshkosh, David (Char) Noe, Waukesha, Mat Marty, Monticello and Desiree Marty, Monticello. She is predeceased by her Parents; John and Irma (Baebler) Marty, brother, Paul Marty, sister, Sheryl (Marty) Lynch. As per Barb’s wishes, a celebration of life will occur on Saturday, February 8th. The family will be greeting friends and relatives from 1pm-4pm at the Ludlow Mansion in Monroe. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to the Monroe Noon Optimists, P.O Box 781, Monroe, WI 53566.
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Lillian Ida Hefty
Lillian Ida Hefty passed away on Wednesday, February 05, 2014 in Nashville, IN. She was a lifelong resident of Monroe, Wisconsin until she moved to Indiana in 2007 to be closer to her daughter, Barbara. Monroe remained in her heart and mind during her time away.
Born February 27, 1923 in Argyle, Wisconsin, she was the daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Wenger. She married Roy N. Hefty on November 18, 1944 and together, they lived in Monroe where they raised their three children. She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Monroe and volunteered at church as well as within the community.
She worked in nursing at St. Clare Hospital in Monroe giving patient’s kind, supportive care. Her sweet and kind personality prompted many letters of appreciation from patients through the years. She continued to volunteer at the hospital after her retirement in 1989. She enjoyed visiting with family, playing cards or bingo with friends, reading, dancing and traveling with her husband here and in Europe.
Survivors are Judy Bailey (Doug) of Mountain View, CA; Barbara Hefty Jones (Bill) of Bloomington, IN; Dr. Tom Hefty (Debbie) of Seattle Washington; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Elizabeth Wenger; her husband, Roy Hefty; and her brother, Herbert Wenger.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home at 1455 Mansion Drive with Rev. Tiff Bates officiating. Family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Monroe, WI.
Loren C. Johnson
age 54, of Monroe, died on Monday, February 10, 2014 at his home. He was born on May 13, 1959 in Monroe, son of Leo L. and Lois Johnson. Loren graduated from Monroe High School.
Loren married Melanie J. Campbell.
Loren worked at Advance Transformer and Joseph Huber Brewery. He was a member of the Jordan Lutheran Church and served on the Church Council, former member of the Browntown Fire Department and Monroe Fire Department. He was always there to lend a helping hand. He liked to garden, attend car shows, photography, four wheeling and most of all just enjoying the outdoors. He was an avid Packer fan, enjoyed playing cards especially euchre, bowling, woodworking, but most of all spending time with family, friends and his cat Skyler. Loren served in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving from 1978-1981. He is survived by his wife, Melanie Johnson, son, Matt (Jennifer) Johnson, daughter, Amanda (Cory) Gessler, step-daughters, Marcy Campbell and Kim Scheetz, brothers, William (Betty) Johnson, Roger Johnson, Jim (Melva) Johnson, Dennis (Helen) Johnson, Terry (Deb) Johnson, sisters, Karen (Bob) VonKaenel , Velma (Steve Schipler) Schrenk, Ruth (Gordy) Bergemann, Carol (John) Olson, step-grandchildren: Destiny, Deviaire and Malik White and Karena Marshall, many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents. Memorial services will be held Friday, February 14, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Jordan Lutheran Church with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation will be Thursday, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home in Monroe. A memorial fund is being established in Loren's memory.
Fred F. Baertschi
age 87 of Albany, died Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Valley Park Care Center. He was born on August 28, 1926 in Albany; the son of Fred and Anna (Schneeberger) Baertschi. Fred attended English Settlement School. He married Dorothy Jacobson on October 11, 1947 in Belleville, WI. Fred farmed on the family farm; he also was an Albany School Bus Driver, a refrigeration repairman and electrician, a substitute Mail Carrier and an American Family Insurance Agent. He was a charter member of the Albany Lion's, an Albany Masonic Lodge member, and was on the Town and County Boards. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; 3 children: Pam (Larry) Teasdale, Jan (Red) Brewer, and Laurie (Ron) Keepers; 7 grandchildren: Chad (Tara) Teasdale, Leigh (Mark) Lierman, Julie (Aaron) Wiegel, Reggie Brewer, Marcie (Ryan) Brugger, Jed (Angie Erickson) Keepers and Scott Keepers; 11 great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Joanne Rankins; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Louis (Hilda) Baertschi; sisters, Rose (Walter) Thoman and Wilma (Austin) Holtsapple; brother-in-laws, Harry C. Jacobson and Garland Rankins; sister-in-law, Marian (Arthur) Maenner; and mother and father-in-law, Harry and Laura Jacobson.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at the Albany Lions Club, with Masonic services by Carl Gant. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Albany. A visitation will be Tuesday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 pm, at the Albany Lions Club. A memorial fund is being established in Fred's memory. Shriner Hager Gohlke funeral home is assisting the family.
Harold T. Shager
age 89, of Monroe died on Friday, February 21, 2014 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. He was born on September 25, 1924 in Wiota Township, the son of Henry and Agnes (Larsen) Shager.
Harold was baptized and confirmed at Wiota Lutheran Church. He attended Woodford Grade School and graduated from Monroe High School. Harold served in the U.S. Army infantry company B - 99th infantry Battalion in World War II, as an automatic rifleman, participating in the Normandy Campaign. Harold was employed at Monroe Ace Hardware as a sales associate for 52 + years. Harold continued enjoying outdoor activities for many years honing his archer and fishing skills. He truly loved their trips to Northern Wisconsin in the summer. In later years after retirement he always looked forward to his Senior bowling league and playing Yass at the Senior Center. Harold was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ of Monroe and the Monroe V.F.W. Harold spent his youth growing up in Woodford learning and appreciating the outdoors and love of playing baseball. He spent a number of years playing first base for the Woodford Home Talent team in the Wisconsin/Illinois league after returning from his military duties overseas during WWII. It's at this time he met the love of his life and true partner of 62 years. He was married to Heddy Krahenbuhl on February 24, 1952 at Clarno Methodist Church. Harold is survived by his wife, Heddy Shager of Monroe, sister, Dorothy Pandow, of Monroe, brother-in-law: Karl and LuAnn Krahenbuhl of Monroe,
many nieces and nephews who enjoyed spending time with and seeing their families grow over the years. He also has a cousin and special friend Delbert and Jean Shager and family, and his faithfull companion Molly.
He was predeceased by his father, Henry and mother, Agnes, sister and brother-in-law, Lillian (Rienhold) Beiri, sister-in-law and husband, Margaret (Duane) Hawthorne, brother-in-law, Steven Pandow, nephew, John Beiri, niece, Barbara Copus. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 12:00 P.M. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home with Fr. Gary Krahenbuhl (nephew) and Rev. Tiff Bates officiatng. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery at a later date. A visitation will be held Wednesday, from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established in Harold's memory. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Pleasant View Sunset Hall and Monroe Hospice for their compassionate care.
Rosemary F. Healy
age 90, of Monroe, died peacefully Friday, February 21, 2014 at Monroe Clinic Hospital with family by her side. She was born on November 8, 1923 in Washington, Indiana; the daughter of Alton and Frances (Harbin) Showalter. Rosemary graduated from Barr Township High School in Montgomery, Indiana and then graduated from Indiana Business College in Muncie, Indiana. Rosemary married James L. Healy, the love of her life, on July 9, 1943 at Camp Elliott, San Diego, California. After WWII they moved to Kokomo, Indiana where they lived for 65 years until moving to Monroe in 2012 to live with their son, James. Rosemary was a very loving and caring wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a lifelong member of the Courtland Avenue Friends Church in Kokomo, Indiana where she served on the board of directors and participated in many clubs and organizations. Rosemary was a wonderful cook and also enjoyed reading, quilting, crocheting, and sewing. She enjoyed collecting antique furniture and glassware and could often be found at local garage sales and estate auctions. After her family was grown she spent several years working as a bookkeeper for the Kokomo Government Housing Corp. In retirement, Rosemary and Jim enjoyed traveling to South Padre Island, TX during the winter months.
She is survived by her devoted husband, James of Monroe; 4 sons: Stephen (Sandi) of Bozeman, MT Rodney (Terry) of Kingsport, TN, James (Maryann) of Monroe and Kim (Terri) of San Diego, CA; a daughter, Cheryl Jones of London, England; 10 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, 5 sisters and 2 brothers.
Private family services will be held at Shriner Hager Gohlke funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the Kokomo Rescue Mission, 321 West Mulberry, Kokomo, IN 46901
Kay A. Smith
age 71 of Albany, died Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Select Specialty Hospital in Madison. She was born July 3, 1942, the daughter of Lawrence and Kathryn (Regez) Wegner. Kay was a graduate of Monroe High School. She married Thomas Smith on June 18, 1961 in Monroe. She worked at Bishop's Buffet in Janesville for 14 years.
Kay was a member of the Rocky Rollers Camping Club, and enjoyed cooking, camping, and loved to collect and read books.
Kay is survived by her husband, Thomas, her son Scott (Betty) Smith, Harrodsburg, KY, 3 step grandchildren; Penny, Paul, and Brian, her sister, Susan (Charles) Veazey, Carlsbad, NM.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 4, at the Albany Lions Club at 12 noon, with Pastor Pat Soddy officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10 am until the time of service. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Albany.
Francis L. Neises
age 84, of Monroe, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Azura Memory Care.
Francis was born May 12, 1929 on his grandfather's birthday in Glen Haven, WI. He was the son of the late Sylvester and Josephine (Berntgen) Neises. As a child his family relocated to Kenosha, WI where he attended St. Mark's Elementary School, Lincoln Junior High School and was a graduate of Mary D. Bradford High School (Class of 1947). Francis entered active military duty on January 10, 1951 at Camp McCoy, WI. He served as a tank leader in the United States Army, stationed in Korea. He was honorably discharged on October 9, 1952. Fran was employed by the Kenosha News as a printer for over 30 years. Upon retiring he moved back to the Berntgen homestead in Glen Haven. Later moving to Monroe and residing with his niece (Jayne). He was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, Monroe. Fran loved gardening and the "Farm Living". His kindness and thoughtfulness brought joy to all who knew him. Francis is survived by two brothers; Arnold (Dorothy) Neises of Monroe, Lawrence Neises of Kenosha; nieses and nephews; Laura Short of Monroe, Steven (Barbra) Neises of Arlington, South Dakota, Robert (Lori) Neises of Waconia, Minnesota, Jayne Neises of Monroe, Theresa (Jim) Talbert of Milton, Jeffery (Susan Engler) Neises of Monroe, Susan Marshall of Kenosha, Sandra (Mike) Muetzel of Elkhorn; great nieces and nephews; Brett, Christine, Jaclyn, Jarred, Jeremy, Austin and Lauren. He is predeceased by his parents and sister-in-law, Rose (Mitchell) Neises. Per Fran's wishes a Memorial Mass will be held at a later date in Glen Haven. A Memorial Fund is being established in Fran's memory. You will be forever in our hearts "Uncle Fran".
Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family.