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Roumaine F. Holland Sr.
age 85, of Monroe, died on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at the V.A. Hospital in Madison. He was born on August 24, 1932 in Stockton, Illinois, the son of Paul and Lola (Bunker) Holland. He graduated from Stockton High School in 1950.  

He served in the Air Force during the Korean War from 1951 to 1955.  

Roumaine married Victoria Galaviz in 1955, in Las Cruces, New Mexico. 

Roumaine was a dairy farmer in the Argyle area, retiring in 1990. After he retired he worked at Swiss Colony and Prairie Hill Cheese factory. 

He is survived by 5 children: Roland (Kendra) Holland of Rincon GA, Roumaine (Kathy) Holland Jr. of New Glarus,, William (Teresa) Holland of Monroe, Daniel (Jody) Holland of Argyle, and Debra Lelle of Monroe; a daughter-in-law, Jill Melland; grandchildren: Jeremi Alexander, Shelly Alexander, Jason (Ginny) Holland, Jaclyn (Brett) Macy, Dennis (Kevin) Holland, Ashley (Jesse) Holland-Donahue, Benjamin Voss, Kathleen Voss, Angela (Tony) Wiemiller, Kelly (Will) Grohler, Brandon (Korin) Beckwith, Daniel (Sarah) Holland II, Brittney (Brett) Newman, Chelsea (Adam) Tillis, Randy (Brooke Adams) Melland, Amanda Melland, Olivia Melland, great-grandchildren: Noah, Emme, Clara, Tanner, Brooklyn, Trevor, Johnny, Liam, Reese, Everly, Jaiden, Bryson, Ainsley, Westley, Landon, Ady, Haddie, Bentley and Madden; 2 brothers: Haldean (Lynn) Holland of Leesburg, FL and Merton (Sharon) Holland of Lena, IL, a sister, Maelinda Bolen of Stockton, IL.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, son Randall, daughter, Gloria Doherty; and sisters, Waynette Costello and Madalene Holland in infancy; son-in-law, Thomas Lelle. 

Private family services will be held at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home.  
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Suzanne Minder
age 88, of Browntown, died peacefully on Friday, January 5, 2018 at her home. She was born on October 17, 1929 in Lafayette County, the daughter of Ben and Eveline (Rodebaugh) Goodman. She graduated South Wayne High School in 1947.

Suzanne married John Minder on June 22, 1947 in Browntown. She worked on the farm alongside her husband. She belonged to the Homemakers club, was active in 4-H, taught Sunday school, enjoyed sewing, cross stitch, dancing and reading. 

She is survived by her children: Michael (Janet) Minder of Browntown, Dawn (Dale) Hoesly of Monroe, Dian (Jayson) Storts of Madison, Michele (Craig) Meiter of Stillman Valley, IL, and David (Kathy) Minder of Browntown; 13 grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, John; 2 brothers: Sam and Charles Goodman; 3 sisters: Thelma Cary, Audrey Schliem, and Dorothy Webster. 

Private graveside services will be held at Saucerman Cemetery at a later date. Memorials can be given in Suzanne’s name to Boys Town. 
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Frances “Fran” Schmid
age 80, of Monroe passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at The Monroe Clinic Hospice Home. She was born the daughter of Reina and Clara (Graper) Rick on March 5, 1938 in Coloma, Wisconsin. Fran was united in marriage to Henry “Hank” L. Schmid on April 7, 1956 in Brodhead. She attended Brodhead Schools. She had been a longtime member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Monroe

Fran worked as a nurse’s aide in the labor and delivery unit at St. Clare Hospital in Monroe. She was also proud to have been a teacher’s aide at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. She and Hank later purchased the Monroe Mack Service Center in 1975, where Fran served as Vice President and secretary. Fran worked alongside her husband for many years. Together they also loved to travel, having seen most of the 48 continental United States by motorcycle; they also drove to Alaska and visited Hawaii. They also ventured to Europe, visiting Monaco, French Riviera, and later went back to see Switzerland. Fran also enjoyed gardening and taking care of her lawn, she was passionate about decorating for the holidays and always had a spectacular light display for Christmas. 
Family was always most important to her, she especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandson, Devin.

Fran is survived by her husband of 63 years, Hank of Monroe; sons, Steve (Rhonda) Schmid of Orangeville and Dean Schmid of Browntown; grandchildren, Heather, Sarah, and Ethan Schmid; great-grandson, Devin; her aunt, Evelyn Henke; and sister-in-law, Colleen Rick of Janesville. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Gordan Rick; granddaughter, Rebecca Lynn Schmid; niece, Brenda Normington; and her other love, Kiki, her cat.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00AM on Friday, February 1, 2019 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Rev. Todd Hackman officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 31, 2019 from 4:00-7:00PM at the funeral home. A memorial fund is being established in Fran’s memory. 
The family would like to thank the staff of The Monroe Clinic Hospice for giving Fran dignity during her last days, as well as the staff at Pleasant View Nursing Home for their care and compassion

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Helen Eileen Fahrney
age 100, of Monroe passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at St. Clare Friedensheim Assisted Living. She was born the daughter of John and Johana (Portman) Hirsbrunner on July 31, 1918 in Sylvester Township. Helen was united in marriage to Walter Oscar Fahrney on August 25, 1934 in Freeport; he preceded her in death in 1987. 
Helen was employed at Swiss Colony for many years. She was very talented; she had decorated wedding cakes and made pies for the restaurant in Albany. She also enjoyed gardening and tending to her flowers, painting, knitting, sewing, and making clothes; having made clothes for herself and her family. She had a great love for her cats as well as cardinals. She was a member of Monroe United Methodist Church.
Helen is survived by her children, Arlie (Susan) Fahrney of Monroe and Betty Lorfeld of Winnebago, IL; six grandchildren, Bruce Fahrney, Stacey (Jeffrey) Olson, Jamie (Bobette) Fahrney, Beth (Gregory) Guth, Becky (Felipe) Martinez, Bonnie (Jeff) Gray; step-granddaughter, Leslea (Brad) Helgeson; six great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters, Evelyn Weber and Lucille Babler; and son-in-law, Marlin Lorfeld.
Memorial Services will be held at 11AM on Friday, February 8, 2019 at the Monroe United Methodist Church with Pastor Randy Booth officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday from 10AM until the time of service at the church. Private family burial will be held. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family. 

Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children in Chicago, Attn: Office of Development, 2211 N. Oak Park Ave. Chicago, IL 60707, The Monroe Clinic Hospice, or Monroe United Methodist Church.

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Maria M. Hillary
infant daughter of Joe and Debbie Hillary passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2018 at Monroe Clinic Hospital. She is loved and survived by her parents, 3 siblings: Pearl, Mendel and Joshua; grandparents, great- grandparents, many aunts, uncles, other relatives. 
Private family services were held at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home, with Pastor Roger Olsen officiating. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery.

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Janet Marie Kiel
age 77, of rural Argyle passed away on Friday, February 8, 2019 at the UW Hospital in Madison. She was born the daughter of Abner and Hazel (Paulson) Helgeson on March 9, 1941 in Madison. Janet was united in marriage to Alan “Pete” Kiel on December 25, 1965 at Perry Lutheran Church in Daleyville. 

Janet was a graduate of Barneveld High School, she continued her education at UW LaCrosse, and received her Master’s Degree from UW Platteville. She taught for Argyle Schools; and was later a Guidance Counselor for Monroe Schools for many years. She was a longtime member of Jordan Lutheran Church in rural Browntown. 

Janet is survived by her husband, Alan “Pete” Kiel of rural Argyle; children, Kristin Kiel of Mt. Horeb, Daniel (Jennifer) Kiel of Elkhorn, and Peter (Michelle) Kiel of Harpers Ferry, IA; grandchildren, Tanner, Jacob, Tyler, Abigail, Christopher, Taylor, and Jordan Kiel; brother, James (Susan) Helgeson of Barneveld; and sister-in-law, Karen Helgeson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Wendy Kiel, and brother, Paul Helgeson.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00AM on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at the Monroe United Methodist Church with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at the SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home from 4:00-7:00PM. A memorial fund is being established in Janet’s name. 

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Letha E. Whipple
age 86, of Monroe, died on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born on February 29, 1932 in Avon Township at her home, the daughter of Albert and Elizabeth (Rhyner) Stuessy. Letha and Arthur Whipple were united in marriage on December 19, 1952 at Immanuel EUB Church in Monroe. She was a 1950 graduate of Brodhead High School and graduated from Green County Teacher’s College. 
Letha taught at two rural country schools, Coon Creek School in Rock County and Richland School in Green County. She worked at Swiss Colony for 31 years. She also dedicated her time to volunteer work with the blood mobile, Green County Food Pantry, Historic Cheesemaking Center, and the Green County Historical Society. She also served as a Den Mother for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. She loved flowers and enjoyed gardening, baking and cooking. 
She was a member of Monroe United Methodist Church, which she volunteered with ladies aide for church events and taught Sunday School.
Letha is survived by her husband of 66 years, Art of Monroe; children, Toby (Linda) Whipple of Muskego, Ranele (Jim) Connors and Randy (Melody) Whipple both of Monroe; five grandchildren, Lindsey (Brody) Plantenberg, Graham Connors, Ryan (Amanda) Whipple, Brady (Larissa) Whipple, and Matthew (Danielle) Whipple; seven great-grandchildren; and sisters, Dela Greenburg, Rheta (Jim) Nipple, and Lorna Mitchell.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and seven sisters. 
Memorial Services will be held at 11AM on Monday, March 11, 2019 at Monroe United Methodist Church with Pastor David Busker officiating. Visitation will be held from 10AM until the time of service at the church. A private family burial will held at a later date in Greenwood Cemetery. 
 In lieu of flowers, memorials will be directed to Letha’s favorite charities.    

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Walter Frederick Marty
age 93, of Monroe passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Aster Assisted Living, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 25, 1925 in Monroe, the son of Rose Marty. When he was age six they moved to Livingston where he attended school and graduated from high school. 

He entered the Army Air Force Service on June 19, 1943 and went through pilot training and graduated as a Flight Officer on November 20, 1944. He was overseas for 13 months in the south Pacific, serving as a B-25 Bomber Pilot. 

He married Margaret Louise Dunn at Greenville Air Force Base, South Carolina on May 19, 1945. They had a daughter, Jacqueline (Wayne) Dieter.  He then married Margaret Anna Huntley in Monroe on June 18, 1966 and they had one daughter, Nicki Homan. He later married Mabel Carol Derendinger on June 22, 1991.

Walt is survived by his children; grandchildren; Toni (Douglas) Rucker, Aric (Crystal) Dieter, Kelle (Bill) Calvert, Phillip (Brent Landrum) Dieter, Ryan Dieter, Todd (Kris) Hasse, Traci (Craig) Westfall, Travis (Brittany Buchanan) Hasse and 12 great-grandchildren; step-sister, Jeri (Bob) Caucett; and his loving cat Toodles.

He was preceded in death by his mother, wife and half-brothers, Carl and Wendell Wagner.

Walt was employed for 28 years as the appliance service man at Phillips and Smith and in 1983 started his own business, Marty Appliance Service. He was a member of Cecil Jones VFW Post 2312 and was post commander in 1976-1978. He also belonged to Zilmer Riley American Legion Post 84, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #754, and Cootie Pup Tent 14 where he was Seam Squirrel and later district commander. Walt was also a longtime member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Monroe. 

He was an avid fisherman and he loved to watch WWE wrestling.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon, Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home with Reverend Todd Hackman officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. A visitation will be held on Thursday from 10:00 am until the time of service.

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Charleene E “Chuckie” Breuscher
age 90, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 25, 2019. She was born on March 4, 1928 to Charles and Muriel (Burns) Johnson in Des Moines, Iowa. She met her husband Harvey while attending college at Drake University. They were united in marriage on October 7, 1950 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Charlene had many careers in her life, from being a great mother to her children, Terry and Amy. She also was an English Teacher, an Editor for a paper at Graber Industries, and many more places.

Charlene is survived by her daughter, Amy (James) Carter; daughter-in-law, Amy Breuscher; and granddaughters, Hailey, Kaitlynn and Samantha, all who were her life.
She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Dorothy Holland and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harvey; son, Terry; and sister, Erma. 

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at Bethel Lutheran Church in Madison.
Visitation will be from 12:00 Noon until time of service at the church.

Memorials may be made to Bethel Lutheran Church, 312 Wisconsin Avenue, Madison, WI 53703.

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Kurt A. Fritsch
age 56, passed away unexpectedly, February 26, 2019, at his home in Madison, Wisconsin. Kurt was born to Robert and Glenda Fritsch in Monroe on January 28, 1963. He was raised in Monroe and is a Monroe High School graduate. 

Kurt worked for the University of Wisconsin, Madison as a networking infrastructure project manager for 18 years. He had always been active with the members of his community; there are many people who call him a friend. For many, Kurt will be remembered for his passion for barbecuing. He enjoyed cooking for his friends and family and bringing people together. Kurt also enjoyed cheering on the Packers, Badgers, and the Brewers. Above all, Kurt loved his sons and his dog Murphy. Murphy meant a lot to him, and is now staying with his sons Gavin and Ross. 

Kurt is survived by his mother, Glenda Fritsch; his brother, Rob Fritsch; his sister Jamie Fritsch; his step-son, Austin Eaton; his step-grandchildren, Nora, Clara, and Logan; and his sons, Gavin and Ross Fritsch. 

A Celebration of Kurt’s Life will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 4:00-7:00PM at the SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home. All friends and family are welcome to attend. 
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Rita Annette Brunner 
age 82 of Muskego, formerly of Monroe, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday March 15, 2019 at St. Luke’s Medical Center. Rita was born on August 24, 1936 to Edward D. and Beatrice B. (Anderson) Mulligan in Monroe, WI. She married Richard P. “Dick” Brunner on January 13, 1957 in Monroe, WI.

After getting married, Rita joined Dick in Kodiak, Alaska, where he was stationed in the Navy. Dick and Rita returned to Monroe to take over the Junction House Tavern in 1958, where they lived and worked together until 1974. They later built and operated Leisure Lanes. Rita went on to work at Advance Transformer for 21 years. In 2011, she moved to Tudor Oaks in Muskego, WI to be closer to her children. Throughout her life, Rita’s greatest joy was spending time with her children, grandchildren, brothers and sisters, and family.

Rita is survived by her son Jeffrey (Maria) Brunner of New Berlin, WI; daughter Jodi Brunner of West Allis, WI; grandsons Benjamin (Lara) Brunner and Matthew Brunner both of Chicago, IL; five siblings: Darlyne Daley of Janesville, WI, Verna (Jim) Clark of Rockford, IL, Francis “Frank” (Lou) Mulligan of Safety Harbor, FL, Tom (Kate) Mulligan of Madison, WI, and Jim Mulligan of Janesville, WI; in-laws, Linda Mulligan of Janesville, WI and Mary Ann Brunner of Waukesha, WI; and countless nieces, nephews, other family, and close friends.

Rita is preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Richard P. Brunner; father Edward D. Mulligan; mother, Beatrice B. Mulligan; infant grandson Jeffrey Brunner; siblings: Edward “Claire” Mulligan, Evelyn “Sis” McGinley, Wayne Mulligan, Juanita “Toodie” Zweifel, William “Bill” Mulligan, and Royal and Vivian Mulligan in infancy; and in-laws, Julia Mulligan, Spencer McGinley, George Daley, Terri Mulligan, Duane Zweifel, and John Brunner.

Visitation will be from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home, 1455 Mansion Dr., Monroe, WI. Funeral services will immediately follow at 12:30 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.

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Rose Emma Glanzman Beach
age 99, passed away peacefully on March 19, 2019 at the home of her daughter, Janet Beach, with her family by her side. She was born on January 4, 1920 in Stockton, Illinois, the daughter of immigrant Swiss parents, Alfred and Emma Glanzman. She grew up in Illinois and then Wisconsin, where her father was a cheesemaker and later a farmer. As a first generation Swiss American, Rose spoke Swiss German as a child. She was very proud of her Swiss heritage and made several trips in her life to connect with family living in Switzerland. 

On April 30, 1944, she married Duane Beach at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Monroe, Wisconsin. Rose was a devoted wife of 75 years and a loving mother. She had three adult children, Audrey Schuetze, Paul Beach (Carolyn) and Janet Beach (John). In addition, she was blessed with eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Throughout her life with her husband, Duane, she supported his efforts to carry on the tradition of the family farm that was founded in 1901. She was a talented cook, baker, and gardener. Rose enjoyed making many kinds of crafts and was skilled in creating needlepoint and crochet pieces. She had a great sense of curiosity about the world, and she loved to travel in the United States and Canada as well as Europe, Australia, and Asia. 

Rose graduated from Gratiot High School in 1937. Following that she graduated from Madison Business College and then worked at Wenger and Burgy Insurance Agency in Monroe. She was very active in her church and in her community. She was a dedicated member of St. John’s United Church of Christ where she was part of creating the Hannah Circle of the Women’s Guild in March 1961. She was recognized for 29 years of teaching Sunday School there in October 1980. She helped with many other church events, such as Bible School, Christmas care boxes, spaghetti suppers and craft fairs. Rose was a very strong member and leader in the Richland Homemakers Club for 65 years. She was awarded Senior Homemaker of the Year in 1993. She also was a devoted member and held office in the Monroe Garden Club. 

Her most treasured moments in life were spent with all her family. She is survived by her husband, Duane, her daughters and son, all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and her sister, Frieda Wills. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Emma, and two sisters, Helen Monson and Margaret Kubly. 

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 11:00am at St. John’s United Church of Christ at 1724 14th Street in Monroe. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, March 22, 2019 from 5-7pm at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home at 1455 Mansion Drive in Monroe. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established in Rose’s memory. 

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Carl Eugene Liddicoat
age 82, of rural Monroe, passed away on Friday, March 22, 2019 at his home. He was born the son of Royal and Juanita (Gile) Liddicoat on Setpember 27, 1936 in Monroe. Carl attended Buckskin Grade School and Orangeville High School. He was married to Norma Jean Ault on October 17, 1953, together they had five children; they divorced in 1967. He was later united in marriage to Frieda Mae Bidlingmaier on January 21, 1969 in Monroe. 
He proudly served in the Army National Guard for two years. Carl farmed in rural Monroe nearly all his life. He also worked for Moorman’s Feed from 1975-1983, he delivered trucks for Monroe Truck Equipment, and was a messenger for Swiss Colony. Carl was a very active man having belonged to the Roller Skating Club, Stateline Trailblazers Snowmobile Club, Motorcycle Club in Arizona, and the Monroe Senior Center where he played pool (billiards). 
Carl is survived by his daughters, Donna (Michael) Mackesey of Monroe, Lois (Perry) Bond of Monroe, Joyce (Keith) Russell of Arlington, WA, and Karen (Darrell Hill) Nostrand of Oceanside, CA; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Aldro (Marsha) Liddicoat of Lakeside, CA; step-brothers, LeRoy Frauchiger and Walter Frauchinger; and special friend, Jacqueline Williams.
He was preceded in death by his parents; 2nd wife, Frieda Liddicoat, 1st wife, Norma; son, Roger (Ardith) Liddicoat; grandchildren, Kim Liddicoat, Keith Russell, Jr., and Hannah Boegli.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:30AM on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at SHRINER HAGER GOHKE Funeral Home with Pastor Mary Gafner officiating. A private family burial will be held at later date. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 9:00AM until the time of service at the funeral home.
Per Carl’s wishes no plants or flowers, a memorial fund is being established in his name. 

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James E. Straight
On March 22, 2019 James “Jim” E. Straight, age 74, went home to be with the Lord, surrounded by his family. Jim was a man who loved God. His favorite bible verse was: “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” Jeremiah 33:3 KJV. 
He was born August 4, 1944 in Hanover, IL; the son of Bette Kallestad and Charles Straight both of Savanna, IL. He graduated from Hanover High School, in Hanover, IL; and Fellowship Bible College in East Peoria, IL. Jim was united in marriage to Mary Lou Wilkins of Pasadena, CA (previously of Freeport, IL) on January 12, 1963. Together they “went for the gold” celebrating 56 years of marriage. 
Jim is survived by his beloved wife: Mary Lou of Monroe; daughters, Tina (Scott) Hatchett of East Troy and Jennifer (Randy) Bowen of Monroe; one brother, Larry Straight of Hanover, IL; five grandchildren, Benjamin, Samuel, Caleb, Daniel, and Hannah Hatchett; one great-granddaughter, Nora Iris Hatchett of Milton; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents, and his brother, Charles Straight of Forreston, IL.
Jim will be greatly missed.
There will be no formal services per Jim’s final request. Cremation rites will be handled with Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home in Monroe. ​
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