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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.
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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Paul J. Moyer
age 59, of Monroe passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born the son of Gary and Donna (Condor) Moyer on August 9, 1961 in Freeport. Paul was a graduate of Orangeville High School; he attended Marshall University where he earned his Master’s Degree in Teaching. Paul was united in marriage to Regina S. Hicks on November 13, 1987 in Geneva, IL.
Paul worked for Livesey Painting Company in Madison for his entire working career, retiring in 2018. He was also a proud member of the Local Union #802; and taught the apprenticeship program at his work. In his free time Paul enjoyed golfing, fishing, riding motorcycles, and visiting at Baumgartner’s Cheese Store and Tavern, on the square. He attended St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor’s Catholic Church.
Paul is survived by his wife of 33 years, Regina; daughters, Jackie Beach, Kenda (Samuel) Martinez, and Megan Moyer; six grandchildren, Olivia, Peyton, Aiden, Cambree, Caleb, and Landon; mother, Donna (Jerry) Haefner; brothers, Bill (Stacey) Moyer and Rick (Penny) Luy; sisters, Ruth, Beth, and Patty; as well as, many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Gary Moyer; daughter, Amber Moyer; twin sister, Paulette, and sister, Ann-Marie in infancy.
Funeral Services will be held at 11AM on Friday, January 15, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Monsignor Larry Bakke as celebrant. Burial will take place at Bethel Hawthorne Cemetery at a later date.
Visitation will be held from 4-7PM on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Paul’s name.
Wilma Jean Scott
age 96, of Monroe passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at the Monroe Hospice Home. She was born the daughter of Ott and Opal (Cameron) Satterfield on October 10, 1924 at home in Centralia, IL.
Her family moved to Tampico, IL in 1938. She attended Mohline Public Nursing School from 1942-1945, earning her nursing degree. Wilma was united in marriage to Fred Howell Scott on February 2, 1946 in Niles, IL. They rented a farm in Yorktown, IL until they moved to Wisconsin March 1, 1959. Wilma worked at St. Clare Hospital for 32 years, retiring in 1992. She continued her nursing service volunteering for hospice from 1993-2011. She was also an active member of Peace Church in Christ in Browntown since 1961.
Wilma along with her husband, Fred, loved to travel. They visited all 50 states, numerous countries and went on several cruises. She loved to spend time with family, reading, crosswords and watching Jeopardy.
Wilma is survived by her children, Bruce (Chris) Scott of Browntown,WI, Steve (Mary “Rosie”) Scott Ocala of FL, Debbie (Jeff) Lueck of West Chester, IA, Patty (Loren) Imes of Clinton, WA, and Annette (Wade) Hetrick of Winneconne, WI; 12 grandchildren, Kim (Curt) Ziegal, Holly (Curt) Elmer, Bridgett Scott, Brenda Scott, Kelly (Tony) Tinsman, Eric (Mandy) Lueck, Jeremy (Lori) Lueck, Brian (Carrie) Lueck, Erin Imes, Gavin Imes, Garrett (Anna) Hetrick, Austin Hetrick; 12 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Charles (Donna) Satterfield.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Fred; daughters, Pamela Sue (toddler) and Rebecca Jean in infancy.
Funeral Services will be held at 11AM on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Peace Church in Christ in Browntown with Pastor Scott Cernek officiating. A private burial will take place at Saucerman Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 10AM until the time of service on Wednesday at the church.
For those who wish, the service will be live streamed on the Peace Church in Christ Facebook page.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Peace Church in Christ, Browntown, WI or Monroe Clinic Hospice Home.
Family would like to thank the staff that cared for mom (and us) while she was at Monroe Clinic and Monroe Clinic Hospice Home.
James “JD” Bechtolt
age 59, of Monroe passed away January 11, 2021 at the Monroe Clinic Hospice Home surrounded by family after a short battle with cancer. He was born on September 22, 1961 in Monroe, the son of Daniel and Doris (Gransee) Bechtolt. He lived in the Monroe area his entire life. Prior to his accident he worked for C&M Fischer and Curran Cheese. He enjoyed nature, sitting by the firepit, bird watching and cooking meals on the grill for his mom.
He is survived by his mother, Doris Bechtolt of Monroe; his brothers, Scott (Penny), Ervin, Donald (Stephanie), Robert (Alice), and Mark Bechtolt; two sisters, Carol Knox and Lynn (Jeff) Pinker; and special friend, Jackie. He is further survived by two daughters, Candi McCauley and Jessica Ritchie and four grandchildren, Devin, Kayla, Cameron, and Parker.
He was preceded in death by his father Daniel; and nephew, Jason Bechtolt.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 15, 2021 from 4-6PM at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home.
Private family services will be held at the funeral home with Randy Krause officiating. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery.
The family wishes to thank the Monroe Clinic Hospice Home for the wonderful care JD received.
Thomas B. Bacon
age 73, of Monroe, died on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born on March 22, 1947 in Monroe, the son of Burton and Mary (Garvue) Bacon Jr. Thomas was a 1965 graduate of Monroe High School and a 1969 graduate of U.W. Whitewater. Thomas and Nancy Myre were united in marriage on June 27, 1970 in Wausau.
Thomas was employed as an Insurance agent for New York Life most of his life. He was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Monroe Country Club, Alpine Curling Club, Seven Hills Sky Diving Club and Monroe Lion’s Club.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy of Monroe; son, Andrew (Allison) Bacon of Lodi; daughter, Becky (Mason) Hoeft of Monona; brother, Bill (Fay) Bacon of New Glarus; and grandchildren: Drew, Canyon, Brooklynn Bacon and Sydney and Oliver Hoeft.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Family memorial services will be held at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE funeral home with Chaplain Shirley Kelter officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the Monroe Clinic Hospital ICU and hospital staff for the kindness and excellent care they gave Tom and his family.
Elaine Helen (Altmann) Henning
age 82 of Monroe, died on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born on July 29, 1938 in Monroe the daughter of William and Helen (Geisberger) Altmann. Elaine was a 1956 graduate of Monroe High School. Elaine and Henry Eugene Henning were married on September 5, 1959 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA, they divorced in 1980.
Elaine was employed with the United Telephone Company, farmed, cooked for CL Swanson, and she did in-home care for elderly care residents at Harmony Manor and Preferred Living.
She was a member of the Women of the Moose Chapter #544, Monroe Garden Club, and the Green County Homemakers.
She is survived by her daughter, Henrietta (Dudley) Timm of Monroe, brother, Harley (Nancy) Altmann; niece, Malinda (Leo) Happ and nephew, Justin (Ruth) Altmann; grandchildren: Scott, Cory and Eric Timm; cousin, Carol Ellingson and lifetime neighbors and friends, Duane (Kathy) Kubly. She is also survived by special brothers and sisters-in-law, Martha Payne, Joe (Helen) Henning, Rita O’Reilly, Leo (Judy) Henning, Rosemary (Jack) Spiller III, Laverne (John) Maccabee, Bernadette (Gary) Arrant, Aloysius (Becky) Henning, and her special cats, Sammy, Mitty and Schotzee.
She was preceded in death by parents, former husband, Henry Eugene Henning, brothers-in-law, Fidelis (Barb) Henning, Ralph Payne and Earl O’Reilly.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Mary Gafner officiating. Burial will take place at Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 11-1 pm on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at the funeral home until time of Service.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established in Elaine’s memory.
Cheryl L. Gerber
age 64 of Orfordville, formerly of Monroe, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2021 at The Next Inning in Orfordville. She was born on March 5, 1956 in Monroe, the daughter of Dean and Arlenne (Miller) Parker. She graduated from Albany High School in 1974. Cheryl married Wayne F. Gerber on August 1, 1981 in Monroe. She worked as a C.N.A. at Pleasant View Nursing Home and later worked as a Customer Rep for Lands End in Cross Plains. Cheryl was a girl scout leader, Troop #235 in Monroe for many years. She enjoyed crafts and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her children: Steven Gerber, Ardeana Wallgren, and Bobbi Jo (John Bircher) Gerber, all of Monroe; 8 grandchildren; friend, Wayne Gerber; siblings: Dennis (Mary Ellen) Parker of Albany, Nancy (Wayne) Dengler of Eldridge, Iowa, Milo (Debbie) Parker of New Glarus, Tony (Barb) Parker of Janesville, Bonnie (Louis) Field of Juda, and Lori (Joe) Alberstett of Rock City, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Glenn Parker; son-in-law, Joshua Wallgren; mother and father-in-law, Kathryn and Robert Gerber.
A memorial service will be held at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Albany at a later date. A visitation will be held Saturday from 10:00 am until the time of service.
Ronald “Ron” B. Strub, Sr.
age 84, of Monroe, passed away on Monday, January 18, 2021 at the Monroe Clinic Hospice Home. He was born the son of Burdette and Nelda (Meyer) Strub on October 14, 1936 in Freeport. He was a graduate of Warren High School, following high school he proudly served in the US Army from 1955-1957. Ron was united in marriage to Marlene “Marty” Purdy on September 29, 1984 in Janesville.
Ron worked for Continental Grains-Wayne Feeds in Janesville for many years. He loved to travel and enjoyed many cruises with his wife, Marty; as well as going to the casino and tending to his vegetable garden. Ron also enjoyed going for coffee nearly every morning with friends.
Ron is survived by his wife, Marty of Monroe; children, Rhonda (Ken) Iverson of Dodgeville, Brenda Strub of Monroe, Ronald “BJ” (Tiffany) Strub of Janesville, and Jeremy Strub of Richland Center; four grandchildren, two step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and a sister, Shirley Paxson. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial Services will be held at 11AM on Friday, January 22, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Chaplain Steve Bullock officiating.
Visitation will be held from 10AM until the time of service on Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.
Karen L. Hogan
age 82, of Monroe passed away on Friday, January 22, 2021 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. She was born the daughter of Francis and Orpha (Moe) Kubly on March 4, 1938 in Monroe. She was a graduate of Monticello High School and UW-Madison, where she earned her degree in education. Karen was united in marriage to William F. Hogan on July 21, 1962; he preceded her in death on April 15, 1987.
Karen was a teacher during her entire working career. In her first years, she taught Spanish in the school districts of Waupun, Blanchardville, and Argyle, and then taught Social Studies and English at St. Victor Elementary School. In 1985, she returned to teaching Spanish at the Monroe High School until her retirement in 2005. Always a hard worker and provider for her family, Karen also worked the switchboard at St. Clare Hospital and later at Sentry, both while teaching.
Helping others was at the core of who Karen was. Whether it was a listening ear, words of wisdom, assistance with a task, she was always available. She was a volunteer and member of the Green County Retired Teachers Association, Monroe Women’s Club, National Historical Cheesemaking Center and Museum, Monroe Arts Center, and Behring Senior Center. She was a long-time member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor’s Catholic Church.
Karen enjoyed going on trips that took her to new places and experiences. Whether on her own or with her significant other, Harry Turner, Sr., she always had a good time seeing what the world had to offer. She also loved baking and cooking a meal for her family as well as setting up beautiful decorations throughout her home for every holiday. She enjoyed many simple joys of life; watching birds at her feeders, playing games on her iPad, learning new things, working on puzzles, watching or listening to mysteries, and going to her exercise classes.
Karen is survived by her significant other, Harry L. Turner, Sr.; two daughters, Julie Frie and Suzanne (Todd) Meier both of Monroe; four grandchildren, Alex (Kelsi) Kennison, Abby (Taylor) Pritzl, Aaron and Vanessa Meier; one great-granddaughter, Evan Marie Kennison; and brother, Jerry (Jeanne) Kubly. She is further survived by nieces, nephews and the Turner family, including Deb (Steve) Broge, Stan (Kay) Turner, Lisa (Mark) Gundlach, John (Sandy) Turner, and Harry (Chris) Turner, Jr. and their families.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Nancy (Bill) Brecklin; parents-in-law, William H. and Alice E. Hogan, and sisters-in-law, Patricia (Del) Davitt and Mary (Jim) Swartout.
A private Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor’s Catholic Church with Monsignor Larry Bakke as celebrant. Burial will take place in Calvary Cemetery.
For those that wish to take part, the funeral will be livestreamed on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 11:00 AM; the link can be found on the St. Clare of Assisi website: https://www.stclaregreencounty.org/ In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.
age 91 of Monroe, died Monday, January 25, 2021 at Azura Memory Care. She was born on August 20, 1929 in Monroe, the daughter of Clarence and Leona (Johnson) DeVoe. She graduated from Blackhawk High School in South Wayne. Mary Ann married Kenneth C. Kleckner on September 26, 1948 in Monroe, he died in 1990. Mary Ann then married Chester Matthews on November 1, 1994 in Monroe; he died in 2006.
Mary Ann was a beautician by trade, she owned Mary Ann’s Beauty Shop, retiring in 1992. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Women of the Moose, chapter #594, and the American Legion Auxilliary. She enjoyed taking trips, playing euchre, and loved to go shopping.
She is survived by two daughters: Debra (Dennis) Kleckner-Figi of Monroe and Donna (Dick Nelson) Flynn of Plano, IL; grandchildren: Brian (Milissa) Hawthorn, Chad (Cristy) Hawthorn, Amber (Derek Thompson) Flynn, and Kimberly (Marc Kaste) Flynn; 2 great grandchildren; brother, James (Mary Lou) DeVoe of South Wayne; step-daughters: Heidi Matthews and Joyce Matthews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, daughter, Julie Marks, sister, Opal Grossen; and special friend, Harry Olson.
Graveside services will be held in the Spring for family and friends at Greenwood Cemetery; an obituary will run with dates and times in the spring.
Dale LaVerne Schliem
age 86 of rural South Wayne, died Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born on March 14, 1934 in South Wayne, the son of Lewis and Elizabeth (Peterson) Schliem. He graduated from Blackhawk High School in South Wayne. Dale married Doris F. Johnson on June 12, 1955 in Apple Grove Lutheran Church.
He was a mechanic for South Wayne Oil, Schliem’s 76, Monroe AMC and Jeep, Alphorn Ford, and Fairway Ford. Dale was a member of Apple Grove Lutheran Church, Lafayette Electric Board for 9 years, SWTC Board for 10 years, Argyle School Board, Church Board, and Representative for South Section Home Talent League.
He enjoyed playing Home Talent Baseball for many years, watching his children and grandchildren in all of their events, playing music with the Schliem/Peterson Orchestra, restoring old tractors and old cars with his sons and grandsons, umpiring, playing slow pitch, cards, traveling, NASCAR and for the last few years going to races at the Lafayette County Speedway.
He is survived by his wife, Doris of South Wayne; daughter, Pam (Mike) Rosebrook of Cedarville, IL; sons, Dennis (Laurel) Schliem of Monroe, Daryl (Karri) Schliem of Belgrade, MT, Randy (Janet) Schliem of Brodhead, and Timothy (Jodi) Schliem of South Wayne; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and 2 more on the way, Dale’s comment was “Oh more babies”; 5 step-grandchildren; 8 step-great-grandchildren; 4 step-great-great-grandchidren; brothers: Richard (Carol) Schliem of Woodford, Jerry (Carol) Schliem of Milton, WI, Terry Schliem of LasVegas, NV, Phillip (Lynne) Schliem of Bloomington, MN; sisters: Shirley DeNure of Monroe and Mary Lou (James) DeVoe of South Wayne; also international fellowship student/son, Gerardo Gareia Bartning and family. He was preceded in death by his parents, step-father, Clifford Miller; and brothers: Steve and Lewis Schliem.
Services and burial will take place at Apple Grove Lutheran Church in Argyle at a later date.
Viola E. Fox
age 94 of Monroe, entered into eternal life on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at Rachel’s Choice in Monroe. She was born on August 4, 1926 at the Cream Ridge Cheese Factory, Green County, Monroe, the daughter of George and Frances (Stubbe) Ellefson. Viola attended Franklin Elementary, a one-room school.
Viola married Cecil R. Fox. on February 12, 1945 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Gratiot, on her parent’s 21st wedding anniversary. Viola and Cecil made their home on a farm on the Wisconsin side of the Wisconsin/Illinois state line. The couple farmed there until 1972, when they built and moved to their new house on their second farm, on Fox Valley Road, Browntown. She resided there until moving to Rachel’s Choice in October of 2018. She was a seasonal worker for Swiss Colony for many years.
Viola loved being outside. She loved the farm and working in her huge garden. She painted ceramics, made numerous quilts, and made scrapbooks using beautiful pictures from magazines and calendars. She was proud of her flowers and loved all kinds and colors, but her favorite was pink roses. Viola and Cecil traveled all around the United States. She also enjoyed playing bingo at the Senior Center in South Wayne. Viola was famous for her delicious cinnamon rolls; everyone loved them and she loved making them. Viola loved going to family birthday parties. She never passed up a bowl of Culver’s chicken noodle soup or ice cream.
Viola is survived by her five children, Evelyn (Gary Preston) Vavra of Juda, Joanne (Wayne) Krebs of Gratiot, Richard Fox of Browntown, Kathleen (Curt) Obert of Verona, and Duane (Monica Koch) Fox of South Wayne. She is further survived by 11 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; siblings, Robert and Gerald (Ella) Ellefson; Vera Block, and Lyla (Herbie) Krause all of Monroe; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Cecil; stillborn daughter, Caroline Marie; grandson, Daniel Fox; granddaughter, Rhonda Krebs; sisters, Helen Indergand and Carol Koch; brothers, Eugene and Ralph Ellefson; brothers-in-law, Raymond Indergand, Elwood Koch, Chester Block; and sister-in-law, Joan Ellefson.
A Private Family Funeral Service will be held at 12PM NOON on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Monsignor Larry Bakke as celebrant. Burial will take place in Calvary Cemetery.
A Public Visitation will be held from 10AM until the time of the Private Family Service at noon. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to the South Wayne First Responders and South Wayne Fire Department or a charity of your choice in Viola’s name.
Betty M. Wahl
age 88, of Argyle, WI passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at Monroe Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born on February 1, 1932 at St. Clare Hospital in Monroe, WI, the daughter of Herman E. and Marie (Grossen) Voegeli. She attended Prairie View Country School in Adams Township. She married Lavern G. Wahl on December 3, 1952 at Zwingli Evangelical Reformed Church in Monticello, WI. After marriage they spent the rest of their lives farming in Adams Township. She was a member of Washington Reformation Church, Monticello. She was also a member of the Rudy Burkhalter Accordion Band. She enjoyed going to Turner Hall dances with her Aunt Wilma Grossen. She was very proud of and loved spending time with her 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Her pastime was spent in the kitchen making meals with a delicious dessert. Good Memories always involve food – especially desserts. She will be missed and fondly remembered by all who knew her.
Betty is survived by her son Gerald (Kristine) Wahl of Argyle; four grandchildren, Hillary (Andy) Boeke , Juda; Cameron (Kelly Neuenschwander) Wahl , Livingston; Connor (Karissa Figi) Wahl, Argyle; and Mia Wahl ,Argyle; four great grandchildren Braxton, Kinzley, and Barrett Boeke, Juda; and Dixie Wahl, Argyle; Betty is also survived by her sister Beverly Ostby, Evansville, sister-in-law Avis (Aldine) Sponem, Verona; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son Larry; brothers, Ralph, Harland, Gaylord; infant sister, Helen.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 1pm at Shriner Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home followed by the burial at Highland Cemetery, Monticello, WI. A visitation will be held from 10am-1pm. Officiating will be Pastor Kelly Volk.
Rosa Elizabeth Ammon
age 97, of Monroe was called home to eternal peace with her Savior on Wednesday, January 27, at St Clare Friedensheim.
Rosa was the daughter of Ernst and Maria (Mueller) Ammon Sr, born on October 14, 1923 in Herzogenbuchsee, Canton Bern, Switzerland. She came across on the Atlantic Ocean in 1929, celebrating her 6th birthday on the ship. After passing through Ellis Island, her family settled in Winslow, IL and later moved to Green County, WI. She worked at the Swiss Cheese Shop giving speeches on how to make Swiss cheese
She was an excellent seamstress making all her nieces traditional Canton Bern, Swiss Costumes. She found pleasure in her nieces & nephews, great nieces & great nephews who enjoyed her Lebkuchen cookies and sharing her Swiss/German heritage. They were her children. She loved gardening through her early 90’s and the asparagus patch was her pride and joy.
Rosa was a member of St John‘s UCC and Turner Hall New World Swiss Club. She enjoyed singing in both choirs.
She is survived by her sister, Marie Ammon Laeser and nieces & nephews: Joan Laeser, Fritz Laeser, Ernest (Cathie) Laeser, Anita (Scott) Sponholz), Heidi (Roger) Masarik, Peter (Cherie) Ammon, Christian (Shelly) Ammon, Liz Ammon (Robert Chapman); many great nieces and nephews and many great-great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Ernest & his wife Alice, brother-in- law Frederick Laeser Sr, niece Jeanne Ammon, great nephew Jason Laeser & step great great nephew Kylon Benson.
Private funeral services will be held Monday, February 1, 2021 at St. John’s United Church of Christ with Rev. Christie Mandas officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.
A celebration of Rosa’s life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be sent in Rosa‘s name and to St John‘s UCC, Turner Hall-NWSC or St Clare Friedenscheim.
The Family wishes to thank her ICU nurses & doctors; the nurses on first floor at the Monroe Clinic Hospital & especially the staff at St Clare Friedensheim which made her feel welcomed.
Darlene Mae Murphy
age 80, of Monroe passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at Aster Assisted Living. She was born the daughter of Adalbert and Margaret “Midge” (Petrick) Pleshar on October 24, 1940 in Chicago, IL. Darlene attended St. Mary’s Grade School, and graduated high school from Nazareth Academy. Darlene went on to attend Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, WI. She was united in marriage to John L. Murphy on September 24, 1960 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Westmont, IL.
Darlene proudly took care of her family and home for many years. In 1985, she and John moved to Monroe, from Downers Grove, IL. Together they owned and operated Murphy’s Depot for 25 years. She enjoyed reading, collecting stamps and coins, sewing and cross-stitch. She was also a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor’s Catholic Church.
Darlene is survived by her sons, David (Peggy) Murphy of Monroe and Christopher (Sharon) Murphy of Wilmette, IL; four grandchildren, Nicholas, Kaitlyn, Sophia, and Elizabeth; siblings, Eunice, Adalbert Jr. “Butch”, and Robert Pleshar, Nadine Herion, Darice (Steve) Carlstrom, Sam (Patti) and Xaverie Pleshar. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, John.
Funeral Services will be held at 11AM on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Monsignor Larry Bakke as celebrant. Burial will follow service in Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 9AM until the time of service, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Darlene’s name to St. Victor’s Catholic Church for the Holy Ground Phase II Project.
Gordon Glenn Gempeler
age 77, of Monroe passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. He was born the son of Glenn and Rose (Elmer) Gempeler on June 11, 1943 in Monroe. Gordon was united in marriage to Marsha L. Mayer on June 26, 1976 at Grace Lutheran Church; she preceded him in death in 2017.
Gordon proudly served in the US Army. He worked for Joseph Huber Brewing Company, now Minhas Brewery in the bottle house for 42 years. Gordon and his wife, Marsha opened their home to foster care for many years. He was fascinated by trains and enjoyed taking his son, Jeff to train shows; he also had his own model train setup at home. Gordon also enjoyed hot air balloon shows; he and Jeff enjoyed “chasing” the balloons to see where they would land.
Gordon is survived by his son, Jeffrey (Laura) Gempeler; siblings, Gary (Stephanie) Gempeler, Glenda (Larry) Pahnke, Gerry Gempeler, Gloria (Joe) Kopp, and Grace (Mike) Kruckenberg. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Marsha.
Funeral Services will be held at 11AM on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Andrew Ewings and Pastor Nathan Strutz co-officiating.
Visitation will be held on Friday, February 12, 2021 from 4-7PM at the funeral home.
Burial will take place in Sunset Acres Memorial Gardens in Orangeville, at a later date, with military honors.
Eulalia L. “Corky” Bergum
age 82 of Monroe, died Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born on May 8, 1938 in Apple River, Illinois, the daughter of George and Elizabeth (Bourquin) Watson. She graduated Winslow High School. Eulalia married Chester Wayne Bergum on October 1st,1954 in Winslow, Illinois. She worked at Monroe Manor as a Nurse’s aid for many years. Eulalia was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in South Wayne; she enjoyed traveling, going fishing in Northern Wisconsin, and loved to spend time with her family.
She is survived by her children: Terry Bergum of Monroe, Linda (Tim) Williams of South Wayne, and Tammy (Keith) Friske of Monroe; 2 grandchildren: Steve Bergum and Tracy Williams and 3 step-grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren and 5 step great grandchildren,1 great great grandchild and 5 step great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters: Marjory Watson, Lula Miller, and Carlene Snook, grandson, Timothy Williams Jr., and daughter-in-law, Janet Bergum.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, February 18, 2021 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in South Wayne, with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will be in Union cemetery. A visitation will be held Wednesday from 3:00 to 7:00 pm at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home.
Delanna “Dee” Jo Ericksen
age 59, of Monroe, died on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. She was born on February 14, 1961 in Rockford, IL., the daughter of Robert and Jacklyn (Weier) Blunt.
Delanna waitressed and cooked and most recently was a CNA at Azura memory care.
She was a member of Crossroads Church in Monroe and enjoyed cooking and spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her children: Brandi Lighthart of Orangeville, IL, Amanda (Dusty) Patterson of Freeport, IL, Amy (Pat) Feary of Nebraska, and Tiffany Young of Monroe; siblings, Dani (Jim) Eads of WI, Darcell Snyder of Monroe, Delores (Alex) Holloway of Freeport, IL, Doreen (Al) Schiess of Lena, IL, Donita (Frank) Verdier of Ft. Smith AR; 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Dawn Rowe and Debbie Smull.
Celebration of Dee’s Life will be held Saturday, February 20, 2021 from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at Logan’s in Freeport, IL.
Jean A. Wendlandt
age 75 of Albany, died Sunday, February 14, 2021 at Monroe Clinic Hospital. She was born on September 21, 1945 in Stoughton, WI, the daughter of Willis and Esther (Luchsinger) Harnack. She graduated from Evansville High School in 1963. Jean married Jerald G. Wendlandt on September of 1963 in Brodhead. She worked at Swiss Colony from 1976 to 2015. She enjoyed flower gardening, reading, and traveling.
She is survived by her children, Rodney (Dena) Wendlandt of Oregon, WI, Donna (Brian) Pence of Monticello, and Jeri (Tim) Quick of Dakota, IL; 9 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; brother, Dale (Diane) Harnack of Brodhead, sister, Delores Patchen of Albany.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister, Carol Peach, and brother, Dean Harnack.
Private graveside services will be held at a later date. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Marilyn Jane Miskimon
age 91, of Winslow passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at home. She was born the daughter of Chester and Ida (Feldt) Haman on September 22, 1929 in Monroe. She was a graduate of Juda High School. Marilyn was married to Marvin Bidlingmaier, together they had four sons; she was later united in marriage to Raymond L. Miskimon on September 16, 1970 in Rockton, IL.
Marilyn spent her adult life farming in the Winslow area. She played an important role in the family auction business. Marilyn was a hard worker and enjoyed traveling, dancing, playing cards, gambling, flower gardening, and especially her family. She was a member of Martintown Community Church, Winslow Women’s Club, and Women of the Moose Chapter #599.
Marilyn is survived by her children, Mindy (Craig) McGinnis of Winslow, Jeff (Barb) Bidlingmaier of Browntown, Tom (Deb) Bidlingmaier of Browntown, Roger Bidlingmaier of Winslow; 12 grandchildren, Brooks, Hollace, and Jaden Julius, and Maddox McGinnis, Angie (Mike) Wirth, Amy (Troy) Mahon, Ashley (Chuck) Bredeson, Cory (Kerrie) Bidlingmaier, Chad (Ashley) Bidlingmaier, Carli (Jose) Cabrera, Brock (Tara) Bidlingmaier, and Calyn (Barry) Milz; 18 great-grandchildren; brother, Roger (Evelyn) Haman of Milton; sister, Eileen Buttke of Brodhead; and special family members, TJ and Austin Wand; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; son, Steven; brother, Hollis; and special family member, Roger Wand.
Funeral Services will be held at 11AM on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Martintown Community Church with Pastor Kevin Cernek officiating. Burial will take place in Rock Lily Cemetery following the service.
Visitation will be held on Saturday from 10AM until the time of service, at the church.
For those who wish to have no-contact, the service can be seen and heard from the parking lot of the church; it will also be live streamed on the Martintown Community Church Facebook page.
Memorials will be given to Martintown Community Church and Serenity Hospice.
age 83, of Monroe, died on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. He was born on August 23, 1937 in Monroe, the son of Harry and Hulda (Wuethrich) Schindler. He was a 1955 graduate of Monroe High School.
Kenneth was united in marriage to Lillian Smith on September 13, 1958, she passed in 2002. He then was blessed with his “business partner”, Daria Schwarzenberger.
Kenneth worked in maintenance at Joseph Huber Brewing Company, R. Mueller Cheese Factory Equipment, Dorman’s Cheese Factory and Swiss Colony. He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose #754. He enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, playing cards and loved to watch the Badgers and Packers.
He is survived by, Daria Schwarzenberger of Monroe, children: Denise Schindler, Gary (Dan Dietzel) Schindler of Madison, Todd (Sherri) Schindler of Monroe, Dawn Schober, Cindy (Dan) Klatt and Joe (Laurie) Schwarzenberger; 13 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; siblings, Barb (Dick) Cornwell of Evansville, and Joanne Clark of Monroe; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Lillian.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 22, 2021 at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE funeral home with Pastor Mary Gafner officiating. Burial will take place at Bethel Hawthorne Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Sunday, February 21, 2021 at the funeral home. Continued visitation will be held on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.
A memorial fund is being established in Ken’s memory.
Clarice I. Goepfert
age 87 of Browntown, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. She was born on June 14, 1933 to Arthur and Thilda (Berg) Emberson and was raised in rural Argyle. She was a 1951 graduate of Argyle High School. She went on to become a one-room country school teacher after graduating from Green County Teacher’s College. She taught at Cherry Branch School near Wiota before marrying A. Charles Goepfert on August 13, 1955. They lived in Monroe, and she continued teaching at East Clarno School south of Monroe until they started their family.
They then moved to rural Browntown where they farmed for several years. Chuck also had a profession, operating excavating equipment, leaving Clarice as the main operator of the farm. She was a hard worker and loved the outdoors; she was proud of her dairy herd and her contribution to the field work.
After retirement, Clarice continued to be active and finally had the time she always wanted to enjoy gardening, feeding birds, and maintaining the lawn. She and Chuck enjoyed being social and loved playing cards with friends. Clarice collected recipes and was an excellent cook. She was proud to pass her Norwegian lefse making skills all the way down to her great-grandchildren. Many Sundays, holidays, and birthdays were centered around a good meal at her table. She never failed to remember special occasions with a card and she had the most beautiful handwriting. Clarice was also artistic with a gift for painting, especially rosemaling and china painting. She also enjoyed keeping and sharing family pictures. Both Chuck and Clarice were sports fans, taking in their granddaughter’s high school volleyball games as well as following the Packers, Badgers, and Brewers. As a couple, they both enjoyed camping and traveling. They were fortunate to visit many locations, and enjoyed special trips to Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, the Rose Parade, and for their 25th wedding anniversary, a trip to Switzerland.
Clarice had a strong religious faith, and was a lifelong active church member, currently at the Wiota Lutheran Church. She taught Sunday School, and was active with the women’s group and quilting ladies.
Clarice will be lovingly missed by her two daughters, Carol (Harold) Field of Monroe and Diane (Curtis) Updike of Browntown; a granddaughter, Bonnie (Kurt) Arnoldussen of Manitou Springs, CO; two great-grandchildren: Chloe and Brett whom she adored. She is also survived by a sister, Ruth Olson of Fontana, CA; sisters-in-law, Donna (Joe) Halpin of Kenosha, WI and Georgia (John) Voss of Punta Gorda, FL; a brother, A. Roland (Joan) Emberson of Browntown; and brothers-in-law, George (Shannon) Goepfert of Rockton, IL and David (Polly) Goepfert of Port Charlotte, FL.
She was welcomed in heaven by her husband of 61 years, her parents, a brother Olin Emberson, and sister-in-law, Cathy Kubly.
Due to the current Covid conditions, a private family funeral service will be held. Burial will be in the East Wiota Lutheran Cemetery.
The family would like to extend special thanks to the Browntown Fire Department First Responders, the Green County EMS, and the physicians and nurses at both the Monroe Clinic Hospital ER and St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison.
Memorials may be made to the Wiota Lutheran Church or the Browntown Fire Department.
Rebecca “Becky” L. Mckee
age 66, Monroe, Wisconsin died peacefully on January 27, 2021 surrounded by her family. She was born November 6, 1954 Monroe, Wisconsin the daughter of Willis and Joyce (Broge) Wahl.
Becky graduated from Monroe High School in 1972 and attended Highland Community College for Cosmetology. After graduation she opened and ran a successful salon in Winslow, Illinois for six years.
In 1975, Becky married the love of her life, Howard Lynn Mckee. Together they shared a strong faith in God and a deep love for family and friends. Together they farmed for close to 40 years. In addition to helping Lynn on the farm, Becky was a proud, active mom and worked at LSS as an embroidery machine operator.
A little about Becky: Becky was bright, had a great sense of humor, and was very creative. She was: an avid gardener and cook, an exceptional seamstress and quilter, and a ferocious reader who loved mysteries. She loved: children and animals, travel and camping, making-up nicknames for people and explaining everything in detail! Most importantly she was a devoted mom and wife.
Becky is survived by her husband, Howard Mckee, Monroe; daughter, Mikala Mckee, Madison; mother, Joyce Wahl, Monroe; and sisters, Michelle (Keith) Kubly, Monticello; and Heidi (Dan) Flynn, Anchorage, AK. Becky was preceded in death by her father, Willis Wahl.
A joyful celebration of life will be held at a later time when those that love Becky can gather.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Kidney Fund in the name of Rebecca Mckee.
Jeffrey John Surrell “Egor”
age 53, of Monroe passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born the son of John and Carol (Tourdot) Surrell on January 26, 1967 in Monroe. Jeff was a 1985 graduate of Monroe High School, he also attended Blackhawk Technical College.
Jeff owned Egor’s Lawn Service; he not only took care of lawns in the summer but he also provided snow removal in the winter. He had also previously worked at Farm and Fleet in Monroe, and had many other jobs working on motors and lawnmowers, which he loved.
Jeff is survived by numerous friends and family, on both the Surrell and Tourdot sides of the family. He was well loved, always had a smile on his face and a friendly word for everyone he saw. He loved seeing family, and always had a good story to tell when coming to a family gathering. Jeff loved nothing like he loved lawnmower racing, and had high hopes for the next racing season, with plans to be involved.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Timothy Joe Surrell; brother, John Edward Surrell, died at birth, and sister, Anna Elizabeth Surrell, died at birth.
A Celebration of Jeff’s Life will be held at 11AM on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Jeff Ditzenberger officiating. Friends may gather from 9AM on Saturday, April 10th until the time of service, at the funeral home. Burial will take place following service at St. James Catholic Cemetery in Dayton Township.
A memorial fund is being established in Jeff’s name to assist with funeral expenses. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.
Memorials may be sent to: Jeff "Egor" Surrell Memorial Fund, PO Box 622 Monroe, WI 53566.
William (Bill) Lester Hubbard
age 80 (7/18/40—2/21/21) of Monroe passed away peacefully on Sunday February 21, 2021 after a long battle with cancer and a genuine need to be back with his beloved wife Maralyn who passed away over 13 years ago. He is preceded in death by Maralyn and his parents Forrest and Helen, his step-father Jerry Jez, his sister Dorothy and his grandson Benjamin Grossen. He is survived by his children Jill Gunderson (husband Troy, children Kelsey and Kirsten), Gail Grossen (husband Dale, children Hannah and Ellyn and great- grandchildren Laine, Sutton and Orion) and Gregory Hubbard (wife Melanie, and children Jack, Grant, Harrison and Finnley), his brother Calvin Hubbard and cousins Rita Porter, Peggy Osley and Clayton Stone.
Bill was born on July 18, 1940 in LaCrosse, WI to Forrest and Helen Hubbard. Forrest was a carpenter and as such allowed the Hubbards to reside in many different homes as Bill grew up. He lived in and around LaCrosse and Onalaska and graduated from Onalaska High School, which is where he met the love of his life Maralyn (Thompson). Bill and Maralyn wed on September 2, 1961 and were married for over 46 years.
Bill received his bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. He taught Physical Education for a number of years in Aberdeen, Washington, a year in Twin Lakes, WI and finally in Monroe, WI where he taught at the Middle School and Lincoln Elementary for 35 years. He was an avid supporter of all Monroe High School sports and could be seen at most events coaching, helping or cheering throughout his life.
Bill taught and coached thousands of children over the years and developed many lifelong friendships as a result. He was always willing to stay late to help the kid who needed a couple more chances to get their Presidential Fitness patch or open the gym for kids who wanted some extra practice. In the summers he worked for the Monroe Parks and Recreation Department, running sports programs and for many years managing and umpiring the slow pitch softball program, which “back in the day” was 5 days a week. He hated rainouts and walks. Rainouts “screwed up the schedule,” so games didn’t get called until the thunderstorm was on top of you. Walks “slowed the game down.” If a team took too many walks they got the, “There’s a reason we play with a big fat ball and throw underhand, gentleman. Start swinging or I’ll start calling strikes” speech. He loved to run and cross-country ski with family and friends and later in life was an avid biker, making many treks from Monroe to LaCrosse to visit family. The week on Big Arbor Vitae Lake every year with family, the Deiningers and Vances was also a favorite event and a place that created many memories.
Bill was a devoted husband and wonderful and caring father, but he was best at being a Grandpa. His grandchildren were his pride and joy and he never missed an opportunity to spend time with them. Many special moments were spent at the lake, watching games, and relaxing on the porch.
Bill was a patient and caring husband, father, grandfather and friend and will be greatly missed.
Private services were held at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Monroe, with Rev. Todd Hackman officiating. Shriner-Hager-Gohlke funeral home is serving the family.
The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Bill Hubbard Memorial Fund and forward to 2111 12th Street, Monroe, WI 53566.
Richard “Dick” Atkinson
age 75, of Monroe, died on Friday, February 19, 2021 at his home. He was born on October 7, 1945 in Monroe, the son of Robert and Madeline (Loeffel) Atkinson. Dick was a graduate of Albany High School in 1963 and MATC.
Dick married Joy Widuch in Madison in 1966; later, Dick and Debra Blum were united in marriage on June 24, 1989 in Madison.
Dick was employed with the Park and Rec department for the City of Madison, and most of his time spent taking care of the golf courses. He enjoyed bowling, hunting, watching his daughter, nieces and nephews sporting events, watching the U.W. Badgers. He loved his dog, Pappe; and his cats, especially, Sweet Potato. Dick and his neighbors enjoyed driving their UTV’s together. He was fond of sitting on his porch and watching the wildlife in his backyard.
He is survived by his wife, Debra Atkinson of Monroe, children: Wendy (Dick) Geiger of Madison, Jamie Atkinson of Los Angeles, CA; grandson, Wesley; brother, Dennis (Elizabeth) Atkinson of Albany; sisters, Gail (Eugene) Briggs of Albany and Janet (Rick) Flood of Brooklyn; father-in-law, Darold Blum.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son Timothy Atkinson, and mother-in-law, Kathleen Blum.
Visitation will be Saturday, March 6, 2021 from 10:00 am till 12:00 noon, at the SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE funeral home in Monroe.
Per Dick’s wishes there will be no funeral service.