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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.
Dennis Gerald Bartow
age 65, of Monroe passed away on Friday, August 9, 2019 at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison. He was born on July 29, 1954, the son of Gerald and Jane (Davies) Bartow in Lancaster. He was a graduate of Fennimore High School; he then enlisted in the US Army where he proudly served his country from 1972-1974 during the Vietnam War. Dennis was united in marriage to Connie Wiesenberg on October 4, 2001 in Gatlinburg, TN.
He worked for many years as a salesman for Ashley Furniture and Steinhafel’s. He had also been employed with Schwan’s of Monroe. Dennis kept himself busy as a wrestling coach and remodeling homes. He also enjoyed crossword puzzles, playing cards, watching game shows, playing pranks on people, and spoiling kids with candy and sweets.
Dennis is survived by his wife, Connie of Monroe; mother, Jane Bartow of Prairie du Chien; children, Stacy (Paul) Christianson of Hugo, MN, Brandon (Jacque) Bartow of Manitowoc, and Shane (Angela) Bartow of Trempealeau, and Brooke (Jason) Williams of Madison; grandchildren, Carly, Kelsey and Kyle Christianson, Keegan, Morgan, and Tatum Bartow, Rayner Bartow, Treyvon, and Onicah, Jason, and Alivia Williams, step-children, Jacob (Marci) Boss, Joshua Boss, and Janean (Anthony) Anderson all of Monroe; step-grandchildren, Elena and Emily Boss, and Easton Anderson. He is further survived by his siblings, Doug (Christine) Bartow of Monfort, WI, Debbie (Dave) Fishler of Prairie du Chien, WI, Marcia (Rick) Dailey of Lancaster, WI, Kristine (Andy) Cerny of Spokane Valley, WA, Mark (Ellen) Bartow of Stagg, WI, Gary Bartow of Omaha, NE, Jennifer (Jim) Joyce of Denmark, WI; father-in-law, Gerald Wiesenberg of Monroe; sisters-in-law, Brenda (Harlan) Emberson of Argyle, Renee (Andy Strack) Wiesenberg of Monticello and Sandra (Steven) Flannery of Argyle.
He was preceded in death by his father, Gerald Bartow; sister, Rebecca Bartow; brothers, Floyd and Shawn Bartow; paternal grandparents, Floyd and Caroline Bartow; maternal grandparents, Ray and Dorothy Davies; mother-in-law, Janet Wiesenberg; and step-son, Jeremy Boss.
Memorial Services will be held at 12PM NOON on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery with military honors.
Visitation will be held on Saturday from 10:00AM until the time of service at the funeral home. A memorial fund is being established in Dennis’ name.
Walter “Walt” I. Frauchiger
age 76, of Monroe, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at his home. He was born the son of Robert and Verna (Blum) Frauchiger on January 8, 1943 in Monroe. He was a graduate of Monroe High School. Walter was united in marriage to Janet E. Severson on October 26, 1990 at Grace Lutheran Church in Monroe.
Walter served in the Army National Guard. Walt worked for Titan Tire, formally known as Kelly Springfield, in Freeport for 41 years. He was a former member of the Monroe Moose Lodge. He enjoyed gardening, lawn care, wood working, golfing, bowling, and playing horseshoes. Walt loved watching the Packers and the Brewers.
He is survived by his wife, Janet of Monroe; children, Matthew (Wendi Zitske) Frauchiger of Waunakee, Pamela (Tracy) Hamilton of Monroe, Katina (Dean) Ethridge of Monroe, Joshua (Janine Clermont) Frauchiger of Monroe; brother, LeRoy (Karen) Frauchiger; grandchildren, Sam, Mia, Ian (Paula), Connor, and Larissa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Frauchiger and Verna Liddicoat; step-father, Royal Liddicoat; brother, Gene Frauchiger.
Funeral Services will be held at 12pm Noon on Monday, August 19, 2019 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Monday from 10am until the time of service at the funeral home.
Emmrie Rae Hawkinson
was born the infant daughter of Troy Hawkinson and Lauren Keegan on August 12, 2019. She passed away on Monday, August 12, 2019 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. Although she could not stay with us long, her beautiful red hair and perfect, sweet face stole our hearts. We will continue to love her forever.
Emmrie is survived by her parents, Troy and Lauren; maternal grandparents, Terri and Larry Keegan; paternal grandparents; Angela Schoville and Chad Schoville; maternal great-grandfather, Ray Meier; paternal great-grandparents, Jackie Roen, Steve and Vicki Schoville and Butch and Lana Grabow; her aunts and uncles, Tara Keegan, Erica (Michael) Mills, Briana Schoville, Dana Sangermano, Xander Schoville, and Zaidin Schoville.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather,
Timothy Hawkinson; maternal great-grandparents, Hope Meier and Lucy and Nathan Keegan; paternal great-grandparents, Judy Piette and Stan Roen.
Private family services will be held on Friday.
Robert L. Johnson
age 85, of Monroe, WI died on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Pleasant View Nursing home. Bob was born on February 5, 1934 in Monroe to George and Zella (Fox) Johnson. Bob graduated from Monroe High School in 1952. Robert Johnson and W. Barbara Friedli were married in June of 1954 in Monroe.
Bob worked for the Monroe Evening Times as a pressman for 15 years. Bob relocated to Clearwater, FL with his family in April 1967, where he bought a convenience grocery store. Bob ran the store during the day and worked evenings as a Janitor at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater. Bob worked his way up to the position of Respiratory Therapist at Morton Plant Hospital in 1974.
Bob married Rowena A. McElhaney in April of 1976 in Clearwater FL. He moved to Clinton WI, where he became the director of Respiratory Therapy for 18 years at Calumet Medical Center. He retired and moved back to Monroe and worked part time delivering newspapers in rural Juda with his wife for the Monroe Times.
Bob was a member of the American Association of Respiratory Therapy and was certified in Respiratory care. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and collecting antiques, guns and railroad collectibles.
Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Rowena; and his parents George and Zella Johnson.
Bob is survived by his sister, Mariella Hunt of Monroe; his three sons, Jeff (Connie) Johnson of Apollo Beach, FL, Larry Johnson of Dunedin, FL and Greg Johnson of Clearwater FL; his five grandchildren, Justin, Jordan, Jarred, Larry Jr. and Valerie Johnson and 8 great grandchildren.
Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home of Monroe will be handling the cremation and he will be buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Monroe. There will be a celebration of Bob’s life in Florida at a later date.
The family would like to thank the staff of Pleasant View Nursing Home for their excellent care provided to Bob during his long stay there!
Shirley R. Stamm
age 75, of Monroe, died peacefully Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Monroe Clinic Hospital, surrounded by her family. She was born on March 29, 1944 in Norwalk, WI, the daughter of Gilbert and Ruth (Burrows) Friske. She graduated from Monroe High School in 1962. Shirley and George Stamm were married on October 6, 1962. Shirley was a Teacher’s Aid and helped in the kitchen and also served as a crossing guard for the Monroe School district for 43 years, retiring in 2017. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church; she enjoyed sewing, redecorating and wallpapering. Shirley loved to spend time with her family.
She is survived by her children: Dawn and Traci Stamm both of Monroe, Angie (Bob) Flannery of Waunakee, Wendi (Derek) Obday of Reedsburg; 2 granddaughters: Caitie and Alivia Flannery; 5 step-granddaughters: Anne, Naomi, Rebekah, Elizabeth, and Moriah Obday; 2 step-grandsons: Joe and Gideon Obday; sister: Charlene (Roger) Gable of Baraboo, WI, brother: Don (Carol) Friske of Monroe; brother-in-law, Terry (Carol) Stamm of Mursfreeboro, TN; sister-in-laws: Rena Young, Monroe, and Kay Bunn of Paris, TN. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, Ronald Friske; brother-in-laws: Bill Bunn, Wayne and Robert Stamm, and Dick Young; sister-in-law, Sue Brick; nephews: Mike Swan, Chris Gable, Bradley Brick and Peter Young.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor John Tabaka officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery, Monroe. A visitation will be held Friday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, and Saturday from 10:00 am until the time of service, at the church.
The family would like to thank Pleasant View Nursing Home for the care and support they gave Shirley and the family.
David J. Severson
age 76, of Monroe, died Monday, September 2, 2019 at Monroe Clinic Hospice Home. He was born on May 13, 1943 in Monroe, the son of Henry and Leila (Helmeid) Severson. He graduated from Monroe High School in 1961. David married Donna R. French on March 12, 1982 in Monroe. He worked at Roys Dairy, Huber Brewery, and the Swiss Colony as a truck driver. David and his wife Donna owned and operated Graceland Manor in Monroe.
He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church; he enjoyed going to the casino, camping, Green Bay Packer,taking care of his yard and his dogs, Scooter and Hunter. He was a devoted, kind family man.
He is survived by his wife, Donna of Monroe; 5 children: Jody (Kevin) Hauser of Monroe, Angela Luebke of Monroe, Scott (Lori Melland) Neuenschwander of South Wayne, Vance Neuenschwander of Monroe and Amy Bates of Monroe; 8 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; sisters: Darlene (Gilbert) Koch of Brodhead, Janet Frauchiger of Monroe and Mary Severson of Madison. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Gloria McCool; brother-in-laws: Dan McCool and Walt Frauchiger; great granddaughter, Delilah Luebke.
A Celebration of David’s Life will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home.
David will be sadly missed, by not only his family, but by the many friends whose lives he has touched. *DAY-O*
Jerome Donald “J.D” Wild
age 62 of Monroe, passed away Thursday, September 5, 2019 at his home. He was born the son of Elver and Frances (Bidlingmeier) Wild on January 5, 1957 in Monroe. He was a 1975 graduate of Monroe High School. Jerome was united in marriage to Tracy Ann Thompson on February 14, 1987 at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Monroe.
J.D. was a lifelong farmer in Green County, he worked alongside his family taking care of dairy and beef cattle with his trusty Bobcat “Robert”. In his spare time he enjoyed woodworking, singing karaoke, sudoku, playing cards especially winning in euchre, as well as watching the Green Bay Packers.
J.D. is survived by his wife, Tracy of Monroe; his children, Gabriel Wild of Stoughton, Jacob (fiancé Riley York) Wild of Stoughton, Hannah (Kyle) Wild of Janseville, and Isaac Wild of Belleville; his first grandchild who is expected to arrive in February; three brothers, Gary (Millie) Wild, Dave (Betty) Wild, and Don (Judy) Wild all of Monroe; several nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Chad Thompson; and grand-puppies, Gizmo, Spot, Tank, Bau, Lambeau, and Maci.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Larry Wild.
Funeral Services will be held at 11AM on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Mary Gafner officiating. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019 from 4:00-7:00PM at the funeral home.
Evelyn A. Krattiger
age 97 of Monroe, died peacefully at her home on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. She was born on March 8, 1922 in Monroe at Deaconess Hospital. She was christened Evelyn Anna Elizabeth Hartwig, after her grandmothers. She was the daughter of Samuel J. and Ida E. (Pfund) Hartwig. Evelyn was baptized, confirmed and married at St. John’s United Church of Christ, she was confirmed in 1937 by Pastor Schuh. She attended Pleasant Valley rural school, graduated from Monroe High School in 1940. She took short business courses at Browns Business College in Freeport. Evelyn married John A. Krattiger on August 21, 1940 at St. Johns United Church of Christ. She served on church council, worship committee, Esther circle, woman’s guild, parish visitors, and secured greeters for 32 years.
She is survived by her children: Ken (Linda) of Birchwood, WI, Larry of Tomah, WI, David (Sue) of Watertown, WI, Dan (Deb) of Monroe, and Gregg (Colleen) of McFarland, WI; grandchildren: Kyle, Kristin, Tyler, David, Nick, Aaron, Angela, Ryan and Karissa; great grandchildren: Sofie, Lucy, Rhys, Madeleine, Conner, Jared, Evelyn, Kylie, Annaliese, Eloise, Isaiah, Elliott and Milo. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; son, Mark; and sister, Alberta Davis.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, September 16, 2019 at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Monroe, with Reverend Todd Hackman officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. A visitation will be held Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Evelyn’s name to St. John’s United Church of Christ or Monroe Clinic Hospice.
Robert E. Curran
age 75, of the Monroe area, died Sunday, September 15, 2019 at Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born on May 12, 1944, the son of Archie and Eleanore (Johnson) Curran. He graduated from Warren High School. Robert married LaVonne Flack on August 1, 1965; he later married LaDonna Melvin on September 27, 2003.
Robert was a semi-driver for Richardson Trucking, DB&T Trucking, and Bob Anderson Trucking. He attended Martintown Lutheran Church. Robert enjoyed fishing, bowling, working with horses, antique tractors and loved nature.
He is survived by his sons, Rodney (Patrisha) Curran of Warren, IL and Mark (Tina) Curran of Monroe; partner, Sue Anna Gudgel of Luana, Iowa; 3 grandchildren: Anthony (Jaclyn) Curran of Rochelle, IL, Patrick and Benjamin Curran of Monroe; 1 great-grandson, Lincoln; 2 step-grandchildren, William and Jeffrey McNett; siblings, Dorothy (Jerry) Cunningham of Schaumburg, IL, Duane (Barb) Curran of Lena, IL, Anita Marsh of Freeport, IL, Jerry (Bonnie) Curran of Lena, IL, Frank (Bess) Curran of Mosinee, WI, Gene (Sue) Curran of Monroe, and Allen (Maryann) Curran of Madison.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and a brother-in-law, Dave Marsh.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the Oakland Cemetery Mausoleum in Freeport, IL; with Pastor Kevin Cernek officiating. A memorial fund in Robert’s name is being established.
Howard Dale Matson
age 68, of Albany passed away on Monday, September 16, 2019, at William S. Middleton Veteran’s Hospital in Madison. He was born on October 12, 1950, the son of Harold and Betty (Peterson) Matson, in Medford, WI. Howard was a graduate of Medford High School, and was drafted after graduation during the Vietnam War. He proudly served in the US Army from 1970-1971.
Howard was a truck driver for many years, having worked for Heding Transport in Union Center, WI and Capital Warehouse in Deforest. He was a Teamsters member as well as a longtime member of the Tri-County Pullers. He was an avid truck and tractor pull fan; he would even watch pulling videos online before he went to bed. He also competed regularly in local pulls with his son, Jeff, and was able to attend the last events of the 2019 season.
Howard is survived by his mother, Betty, of Janesville; son, Jeff (Tammy) Matson of Albany; grandchildren, Kate and Kyle Rudolph, Michelle and Skylar Matson, Chase Slonicker, and Brady Matson; great-grandchildren, Madelyn, Aidan, and Jackson; and siblings, Irene Shadrick of Janesville, Roger Matson of Janesville, Ron Matson of Medford, Larry Matson of Eau Claire, and Bob (Dawn) Matson of Friendship.
He was preceded in death by his father, and his son, Scott Matson.
A Celebration of Howard’s Life will be held at the Albany American Legion on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 12 NOON – 4PM.
A private family burial will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery in Albany with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating.
Lois “Betty” Hillary
age 91, of Monroe, died on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Monroe Clinic Hospice Home. She was born on December 12, 1927, the daughter of Roy and Julia (Pernot) Butts. She grew up on a farm in Belleville, Wisconsin. Betty was united in marriage to Max Hillary on November 6, 1948 in Dubuque, IA. They lived most of their married life in Monroe.
When her children started school, mom went to work for the Swiss Colony and worked there until her retirement in 1989. She was wonderful at crocheting, making many lovely afghans and doilies. She enjoyed reading good novels, watching old movies, games shows, sports, and made the best hot fudge, caramels, and peanut brittle around. The most important thing to her was her family, especially being with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. She was a very big part of their lives. We were very fortunate to have a family gathering on a beautiful day in August that everyone in the family was able to attend.
Betty is survived by her three daughters, Trudy (Rodney) Westerman, Monroe, Candy (Mark Anderson) Hillary, LaCrosse, and Eva (Dave) Brookhiser, Janesville; two grandchildren, Ryan Berg, Monroe and Tiffany (Dave Thomas) Thorp, Dubai; three great-grandchildren, Katie Berg, Ethan Berg, Livia Thomas; and two great-great-grandchildren, Addilynn Fisher and Keith Fisher.
She was predeceased in death by her parents; her husband, Max on January 3, 2017; her seven brothers, Lloyd, Burton, Ray, Dale, Dick, Archie, and Frank; and her two sisters, Evelyn Piller and Helen Pernot.
As keeping with mom’s wishes, a private family burial will be held at a later date. Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.
The family would like to give a very special thank you to the Monroe Clinic Hospice Home team and volunteers for the wonderful care given to mom and keeping her comfortable during her short time there along with the kindness shown to her family.
Carol Jean Hafen
age 87 of Monroe, formerly of Juda, died Saturday September 21, 2019 at Monroe Clinic Hospice Home. She was born on August 26, 1932, the daughter of Joseph and Margaret “Ruth” (Meudt) Winn in Wiota. Carol was a 1950 graduate of South Wayne High School; she earned her degree in teaching at Green County Normal Teacher’s College. She later went on to earn her Bachelors of Library Media Specialist from U.W. Platteville in 1987; she also received her Master’s Degree in Library Media Specialist from UW Whitewater in 1991. Carol was united in marriage to Robert G. Hafen on December 22, 1953 in Gratiot; he preceded her in death on March 14, 1989.
Carol was the school Librarian for Juda Public Schools for 23 years, retiring in 2008. She was a member of Green County Educators and St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victors Catholic Church. She enjoyed reading all of her life.
Carol is survived by her three daughters, Lora (Mark) Hafen-Raders of Belleville, Glenda (Andy) Gerber of Monroe, and Lisa (Gregg) Sutherland of Juda; and her sister, Nancy (Roger) Schumacher of Janesville.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Susan Sarbacker; and brother, Roland Winn.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00PM NOON on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor’s Catholic Church with Monsignor Larry Bakke celebrant. Burial will take place following mass at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 10:00AM until the time of mass, at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given in Carol’s name to the Juda School District.
The family would like to thank Monroe Clinic Hospice for all their care and support.
Donna Pauline (Schindler) Ranum
age 89 of Monroe, died Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Monroe Clinic Hospice Home surrounded by her family. She was born on May 4, 1930 in Lamont, WI, the daughter of Milton and Kathryn (Kammerude) Hendrickson. She graduated from Blanchardville High School. Donna married Delbert Schindler on December 31, 1947 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Blanchardville; he preceded her in death in 1994. She was united in marriage to Paul Ranum on November 1, 2000 in Janesville.
Donna worked at Marcos Supper Club; she later owned and operated Crystal Tower Café. She retired from Pleasant View Nursing Home, in 1995. She was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church. She loved doing word search, going to the casino, and watching her grandchildren
and great-grandchildren in sporting events.
Donna is survived by her children: Dennis (Faye) Schindler of Tom Brooks, VA, Deborah (Fred) Thommen of Monroe, Diane Samelstad of Monroe, Daryl (Kathy) Schindler of Baraboo, Doug (Patti) Schindler of New Glarus, Dale Schindler of Elkhorn, Denise (Ward) Steinmann of Juda, Dan (Penny) Schindler of Baraboo, Danette (Betsy Krantz) Williams of Monroe, Dawn (Ted) White of Belleville; daughter-in-law, Deb Schindler of Monroe; 24 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; brothers, Don (Nancy) Hendrickson of Blanchardville and Jim (Peggy) Hendrickson of Hollandale; sisters, Betty (Burt) Schuldt of Sheboygan, Judy (Ed) Grabow of Monroe, Millie Francois of Belleville, and Virginia (Howie) Von Ruden of Cashton; and Paul Ranum’s family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; son, Duane Schindler; grandsons, Troy and Danny; brothers, Milton and Andrew Hendrickson; a special aunt, Gen Kelly; brothers and sisters-in-law, Willy Stokes, Jerry Francois, Robert and Arlene Foltz, Frank and LaVera Hall, and Pat Hendrickson.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00AM on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Monsignor Larry Bakke celebrant. Burial will immediately follow service in Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 from 4:00-7:00PM at the funeral home.
John A. Meier
age 68 of Juda, WI passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 at UW Hospital in Madison, WI after a courageous battle with cancer.
John was born on April 30, 1951 in Monroe, the son of Alfred & Mildred Jean Meier. He graduated from Juda High School in 1970.
John married the love of his life Ursula Schulthess on September 4th, 1971. He farmed in Juda his entire life where he and Ursula raised their three sons. In addition to John’s passion for farming and taking great pride in his crops, he also enjoyed traveling with his wife, working in the shop with his sons and grandsons, attending his grandson’s events, going to hay sales, snowmobiling, and tractor pulling. John began tractor pulling in the early 1970’s. The love of the sport was passed down to his sons which became a family passion. John made lifelong friendships in pulling and considered them a part of his extended family.
John was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Badger State Tractor Pullers, and Stateline Trailblazers Snowmobile Club. He also served on the Jefferson Township Board from 1998-2003.
He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Ursula; three sons, Mike (Brandi), Dan (Kathi), John Jr. (Amy); three grandsons, Trevor, Cole, and Lane; siblings, Kathy (Len) Cederholm, Duane (Jeanne) Meier, Cindy (Dave) Haberman, Keith (Julie) Meier; stepmother, Darlene Gill-Meier; step-siblings, Gary (Karen) Gill, Colleen (Steve) Hartwig, and Lonnie (Judy) Gill; sisters-in-law, Sybil (Doug) Traverso and Candie Schulthess; and brother-in-law, Harvey (Patty) Kubly. He is further survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Christine Kubly; and brother-in-law, Jakob Schulthess.
A visitation for John will be Sunday, October 6th from 2-6PM at the Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home, 1455 Mansion Dr, Monroe WI.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 7th at 11AM at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1724 14th St Monroe, WI with Rev. Todd Hackman officiating. Burial services will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Monroe, WI.
The Meier family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation and thanks to the supporting and caring staff at UW Hospital, Madison, WI.
Clara Mae Scrivner
age 89, of New Glarus formerly of Browntown, passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the New Glarus Home. She was born on March 21, 1930 the daughter of George and Astrid (Swanson0 Flint in Hales Corners, WI. Clara Mae graduated high school in Glen Flora, WI. She was united in marriage to John W. Scrivner on May 2, 1960 in Hawkin, WI.
Clara Mae had been a longtime member of Hope Lutheran Church in Ladysmith, WI. She enjoyed reading and fishing. She worked for many years at American Hoist in St. Paul, MN.
Clara Mae is survived by her son, John Scrivner of Tomah, WI; daughter, Julie (Wayne) Adams of Browntown; 5 grandchildren: Nathan Ruthven, Dustin Ruthven, Rebecca Ruthven, Amanda Ruthven, and Racheal Sillman; 12 great grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Flint and Dale (Kathy) Flint of Phoenix, AZ; and sister, Nona Ann (William) Schriber of Rice Lake, WI.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brothers, Sonny and Alvin.
A Celebration of Clara Mae’s Life will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 1:00-3:00PM at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home. Burial will take place at a later date at Riverside Cemetery in Ladysmith, WI.
Dorothy Elaine Pandow
age 90, of Monroe passed away on Monday, October 07, 2019 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born the daughter of Henry and Florence “Agnes” (Larson) Shager on August 23, 1929 in Woodford. Dorothy was a graduate of Monroe High School. Dorothy was united in marriage to Steven Pandow in April of 1972 in Monroe.
Dorothy worked for many years at the Tot Shop as well as Pandow Jewelry Store.
She is survived by her daughter, Donna (Bruce) Marvin of Madison; three grandchildren, Becky (Dan) Schmall of Edgerton, Shannon (Ryan) Erickson of Madison, and Benjamin Marvin of Minneapolis, MN; three great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Heddy Shager of Monroe; as well as 6 step-children, Mary Pandow, Steve Pandow, Linda Pandow, James Pandow, Betty Klosner, and Tom Pandow; and many step-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Loren Elmer and Steve Pandow; and daughter, Barbara Copas; sister, Lillian Bieri; and a brother, Harold Shager.
Memorial Services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Friday, October 11, 2019 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 11:00am until the time of service.
Richard O. Rupnow
of Monroe, entered into eternal life on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at the age of 90. He was born on April 24, 1929 in Monroe, to Otto and Helen (Doyle) Rupnow.
Richard attended St. Victor’s Grade School and graduated from Monroe High School. He attended Marquette University Law School, graduating with a Juris Doctor degree.
After several years practicing law with The American in Milwaukee, Richard went into private practice, and was City Attorney in Shullsburg, WI, for many years. He retired from his law practice in 1990. After retirement, Richard enjoyed walking several miles daily, and enjoyed working out at the YMCA in Monroe.
On June 3, 1995, in Monroe, WI, Richard was united in marriage to Sylvia Purcell.
Richard was an avid sports fan, and enjoyed following national and college football and basketball. He enjoyed golfing and fishing with his buddies, going out to dinner and traveling in both the United States and abroad.
Richard was an active member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, where he served on parish counsel, and was a regular usher.
Richard was a loyal friend, and made special efforts to stay in touch with friends, and visit them throughout their entire lifetime, especially during difficult times.
His love of conversation combined with his quick wit and lifelong talent of storytelling endeared him to all who knew him. He will always be remembered for his love of family and friends as well as his great sense of humor.
Richard is survived by his beloved wife of 24 years, Sylvia (Hughes/Purcell) Rupnow. He is further survived by his 9 step-children: Dee (Bob) Lorenz, Lorrie (Gerrit) Debruin, Vicky (Dave) Schneider, Gerry Purcell, Colleen Purcell, Steve (Lori) Purcell, Kathy (Tom) Bohn, Kevin (Lori) Purcell, and Cindy (Dan) Vickerman; 20 step-grandchildren and 8 step-great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by his brother, Roger (Romay) Rupnow and their children: Dan (Vicky) Rupnow, David (Beth) Rupnow, Kathy (Jim) Marshall, Tom (Charlotte) Rupnow and Marcia (Stuart) Goulter, as well as great nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Richard was predeceased by his parents, Otto and Helen (Doyle) Rupnow and numerous cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, October 14, 2019, at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church with Monsignor Larry Bakke celebrant. Burial will immediately follow service, at Calvary Cemetery in Monroe. Visitation will be on Monday at the church from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, with Rosary at 9:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Richard’s name to St. Clare of Assisi Holy Ground Fund.
Bernadine M. McGrath
age 91 of Monroe, died Sunday, October 13, 2019 at Monroe Clinic Hospital. She was born on August 16, 1928 in rural Darlington, the daughter of Edward and Geneva (Schwartz) Goebel. She was a 1946 graduate of Darlington High School. Bernadine married Verdel V. McGrath on April 27, 1954 at St. Victors Catholic Church. She worked as a clerk and telephone operator and also farmed with her husband in Jordan Township. She is a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church; she enjoyed dancing, walking, especially with her friends and family.
She is survived by her 4 children: Gary McGrath of Monroe, twins, Eileen McGrath of Mt Horeb and Colleen McGrath of Verona, and Constance Taylor of Plain, WI; 5 grandchildren: Joshua Taylor and Justin Verdel, Nicole, Ashley and Jessica McGrath; sisters: Rose Mary Lawler of Madison, Charlene Saunders of Warren, IL, Eleanor (Vernon) Gille of Gratiot; many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers: Joseph, Raymond, Robert and Karl Goebel; sisters: Margurite Sperry. Ruth Judkins, and Helene in infancy.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 Noon on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church with Monsignor Larry Bakke as celebrant. Burial will take place at Calvary cemetery. A visitation will be from 11:00 am Thursday until the time of service, at the church.
Margaret Elaine Werrline
88, of Monroe WI, passed away peacefully at the Monroe Clinic Hospice Home on October 15, 2019. She was born April 1, 1931 in Peru, Illinois, the eldest born to Vincent and Betty (Healy) Forristal. At an early age the family moved to Aurora, Illinois. Elaine went to Holy Angels School, then Madonna High School, graduating in June, 1948. Her father died later that year and eventually George Hester, Sr. took on the important role of stepfather in her life. She enrolled at St. Joseph Mercy School of Nursing in Aurora, graduating in September, 1951. She was then a nurse for sixty years, working in obstetrics, emergency room, ICU, and alcohol and drug rehabilitation.
She married William Joseph Werrline Jr. February 9, 1952 in Joliet, Illinois. They had seven children: Sherry, Bill, John, Steve, Tim, Rick and Mark, and raised them all in Aurora. Elaine later moved to Monroe, WI and worked as a nurse in various settings in Janesville, UW Madison and ultimately at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Monroe, retiring at the age of 80. She was a member of Hope Evangelical Free Church of Monroe.
Elaine is survived by her children: Sherry (Jim) Pollock of Monroe, WI, Bill (Sandi) of Albany, WI, Steve (Jetta) of Yorkville, IL, Tim (Sharon) of Kaneville IL, Rick (Laurie) of Monroe, WI and Mark (Mary) of Aurora, IL. She is also survived by 24 grandchildren: Anne (Jared) Wells, Emily Pollock, Megan (Nate) Sisson, Larry Pollock, Blake Pollock, Sadie Pollock, Daniel Pollock, Stephanie Pollock, William (Laurie) Werrline IV, Kathryn (Jeremy) Kolaites, Sarah (Chad) Ulery, Alyse (Jason) Smith, John (Leslie) Werrline, Steven Werrline, Colton Werrline, Katee (Jimmy) Boyle, Brittany (James) Trimble, Samantha (Bryan) Bauman, Ashley Werrline, Kari Werrline, Mark Werrline, Ryan Werrline, Adam Werrline, and Matthew Werrline; 22 great-grand-children: Ella, Sophia, Jackson, Josephine and Lincoln Wells, Bentley DeMeester, Jase Huber, Billy, Kyle and Luke Werrline, Chelsey (Grant) Kunkel, Christian Mosher, Zachery Kolaites, Alyssa Benuska, Tessa and Tayla Ulery, Raymond and Brandon Worley, Kylie Werrline, Wrigley, Ross and Bryant Trimble, Raelyn Bauman and one great great-grandchild: Zoey Werrline. She is also survived by siblings Betty Ann Joutras, Rosemary Forristal, Kathy Forristal, George Hester, Peggy Wilson, Patty Hester, Marybett Marino, and Christine Hester.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her stepfather, George Hester Sr.; two brothers, Bill and Michael Forristal; grandson, Collin Michael Werrline; her husband, William Joseph Werrline, Jr. and her son, John Kenneth Werrline.
A Memorial Visitation will be held at the Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home in Monroe, WI from 9-11 AM, Monday, October 28, 2019.
There will be a private family graveside service at Greenwood Cemetery, Monroe.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17, Chicago, IL: 60601 or the Monroe Clinic Hospice, 515 22nd Ave. Monroe, WI 53566.
Elaine’s family would like to thank Aster Assisted Living of Monroe, the Monroe Clinic, particularly Dr. Morrison and the Neurology nurses, and the wonderful caregivers at the Monroe Clinic Hospice Home. Our gratitude cannot be fully expressed for the love and care our Mom received in her last years from so many.
We rejoice with our mom, grandma, great-grandma and great-great-grandma, knowing she now lives in the presence of Jesus Christ.
“I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet he shall live” John 11:25
Eva Marie Didier
age 80, of Monroe, passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at her home. She was born on September 20, 1939 the daughter of Arthur and Margaret (Ackerman) Ullrich in South Dakota. She was a graduate of West Rockford High School, and she later earned her nursing degree. Eva was united in marriage to William Nicholas Didier on June 28, 1958 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Rockford.
Eva was a nurse at Rockford Memorial Hospital and Freeport Memorial Hospital for many years. She was a longtime member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor’s Catholic Church. She devoted her time helping to organize the Farmer’s Market, and served as Market Manager.
Eva is survived by her husband of 61 years, William “Bill” of Monroe; her children, William Arthur (Jodi) Didier of Rockford, IL, Brian Edward Didier of West Palm Beach, FL, Jane Marie (Rob) Fortener of Kettering, OH, Peter James Didier of Rockford, IL, and Robert Joseph (Ann) Didier of Peachtree City, GA; grandchildren, Kirsten (Ryan) Kilmer, Joel (Nicole) Didier, Luke, Melody, Nadine, Owen, Philip, and Quint Didier, Joshua, Zachery, Samuel, and Christina Fortener, Allison, Rachel, and Scott Didier, Hope Didier; brother, Robert Ullrich; and sister, Janet Stuckenberg.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Donald Ullrich.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:30PM on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor’s Catholic Church with Monsignor Larry Bakke celebrant. Burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery in Rockford, IL.
Visitation will be held on Monday, October 21, 2019 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home from 4:00-7:00PM. Continued Visitation will take place on Tuesday from 11:30AM until the time of service at the church.