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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.
Edna Mae Knipschild
age 97, of Monroe passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. She was born in Jordan Township on November 18, 1921, the daughter of Harry and Nellie (Foley) Hanson. Edna was united in marriage to John F. Knipschild on January 12, 1945 in Madison.
Edna worked in the mailing department for The Monroe Times for 27 years, and the Swiss Colony print shop for 5 years. She enjoyed baking for family and friends; and she had a big heart for rescuing animals.
Edna is survived by her beloved children, Robert C. (Gloria) Knipschild of Janesville and Karen A. Knipschild of Madison; granddaughters, Julie (Ryan) Reynolds of Minneapolis, MN and Kristin (Keith) Westphal of Mazomanie; and two great-granddaughters, Makayla and Kira; cherished nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends, including her dear care-givers, Dawn Dean and Sandy Rufener.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John “Farney” of over 60 years; parents; sister, Maxine J. Webner; and two brothers, Clinton and William Hanson.
Edna will most be remembered for her sincere warmth and concern for others. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Father Mick Moon officiating. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Saturday from 10:00AM until the time of service at the funeral home.
Duane L. Meier
age 68 of South Wayne, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019 at his home. He was born on July 24, 1950, in Monroe, the son of Glen and Eva (Hale) Meier. He graduated from Black Hawk High School in 1968. Duane married Cammy Marty on October 21, 1989, in South Wayne. He was employed as a slitter operator at Moore Business Forms (R.R. Donnelley) for over 40 years, retiring in 2011. He was a member of Martintown Community Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, playing cards, reading, horses and Allis Chalmers tractors. Duane liked to spend time with family, he especially enjoyed family gatherings.
He is survived by his wife, Cammy of South Wayne; siblings: Donald (Linda Van Stone) Meier of Rockton, IL, Glenda (Gene) Komprood of Gratiot, and Ginger (Ed) Hagen of South Wayne; father and mother-in-law, Delano and Joann Marty of South Wayne; brothers- and sisters-in-law: Cary (Laura Frontz) Marty of South Wayne, Lonny Marty of South Wayne, Delana (Chad) Romenesko of Wrightstown, WI, Jimmy (Joni) Marty of South Wayne and Jaqui (Dan) Haldiman of South Wayne; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; nephew, Scott Dodge; 4 sisters-in-law: Tamra Marty, Dawn Marty, Candy Stauffacher and Robin Marty.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Martintown Community Church with Pastor Kevin Cernek officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in South Wayne. A Visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 3:00-7:00 pm at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, and from 10:00 am until the time of service Thursday, at the church.
Todd Joel Plantikow
age 49 of Monroe died unexpectedly on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Monroe Clinic Hospital. Todd was born on October 1, 1969 the son of Herman Jr. and Caryl (Fuchs) Plantikow. He attended school in Monticello and Monroe. Todd married Kerry Paterson on November 4, 1994 in Monroe, they later divorced.
He worked for Bisbee’s Carpet in McFarland for 8 years, Figi’s, and was employed as head herdsman for Mik-Tam Dairy in Albany for the past 12 years.
Todd loved going to Branson, MO and Charlie Pride concerts. He was a loving and caring person, going above and beyond to help anyone in need, be it fixing something, helping move or just help on a farm lending hand. He was a hard worker, starting at age 11.
Todd enjoyed working on cars for relatives and neighbors. He loved to cook, especially his famous goulash, Rice Krispy bars, and meatloaf. He was a “super hero” to his great-niece and nephews, who adored him very much, and will miss him dearly as he took them to school every day. He enjoyed family gatherings, cook-outs, and especially Christmas, when he would hand out the presents to the children.
He is survived by his loving mother, Caryl Plantikow of Brodhead; 7 siblings: Tamie (Kenneth) Kreitling of Garland, TX, Terri (Kerry Segner) Olson of Browntown, Troy (Theresa) Plantikow of Minoqua, Traci Luebke of South Wayne, Teresa (Duane) Carpenter of Monticello, Therman and Taryl Plantikow of Monroe; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends, and coworkers.
He was preceded in death by his father, Herman on Nov. 1, 2016; and infant brother, Timothy in 1973; great-nephew, Tripp Luebke on May 13, 2017.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, April 19, 2019 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Chuck Heffelfinger officiating. Burial will take place at Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 4:00-7:00PM at the funeral home.
Todd, we love you and will miss your smiling face and loving ways. Rest in peace, till we meet again, your work here is finished.
Kyle Lee Gumtow
age 30, of Monroe passed away on Monday, April 15, 2019. He was born on April 26, 1988 the son of Brian and Lisa (Lane) Gumtow in Monroe. Kyle was a 2006 graduate of Monroe High School.
Kyle, along with his father, Brian, started Gummee’s DJ Service in 2006. He was a familiar face to many people around the Monroe area in the DJ booth for events, weddings, or just a Friday night out. He also bartended for several local bars when needed. Kyle was currently the service manager at Dearth Motors. He enjoyed Wednesday Pool League, bowling league, softball; he loved coaching basketball for the Monroe Freshman class, and Blaze Football at the YMCA. He was also an avid Packer, Badger and Brewer fan, he loved all sports.
He is survived by his parents, Brian and Lisa Gumtow of Monroe; paternal grandparents, Walter and Charlotte Gumtow; maternal grandmother, Barbara Lane; sister: Kendra (Andrew) Robbins; step-sisters: Jacqueline (Troy) Bresee, and Jessica (David Bull) Gumtow; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandpa, Donald Lane; cousin, Jason Bechtolt; and uncle, Larry Knouse.
Memorial Services will be held at 7:00PM Friday April 19, 2019 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Chris Schmidt officiating. Visitation will be held from 3:00 to 7:00PM on Friday, at the funeral home.
Janet Florence (Heinkel) Kint
age 85, of Monroe, passed away on Monday, April 15, 2019 at her home. She was born on May 23, 1933 the daughter of Lester and Florence (Simon) Heinkel in Two Rivers, WI. Janet was united in marriage to George W. Kint on February 1, 1953 in Cherry Valley, IL.
She was a manager for JC Penney Catalogue Department; she also worked as a switchboard operator for The Monroe Clinic Hospital, and customer service for Swiss Colony. She was baptized and raised catholic, and was currently a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Monroe. Janet enjoyed golfing, fishing, bowling, pottery, spending time with family and friends at Fish Lake, WI, and motorcycle riding when she was younger.
Janet is survived by her husband of 66 years, George “Red” Kint; five children, Michael (Sandy) Kint, Patti Kint, Beth (Terry) Faith, Todd (Jessie Schmid) Kint, and Tim (Sheila) Kint; six grandchildren, Jonna (Rob) Streeter, Brianna (Ubersox) Dorsey, Cody Faith, Zach Amorose, Ian and Gavin Kint; and two great-grandchildren, Bryce and Connor Streeter.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Bob Heinkel.
Memorial Services will be held at 11:00AM on Monday, April 22, 2019 at Grace Lutheran Church in Monroe with Pastor John Tabaka officiating. Visitation will be held on Monday from 10:00AM until the time of service, at the church. Burial will take place at a later date in Orangeville Cemetery. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Second Harvest Food Bank or the Salvation Army.
Lester LaVerne Mau
age 92, of South Wayne passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at his home. He was born on February 12, 1927 the son of Chester and Pearl (Burkhalter) Mau at his home farm in Wayne Township. Lester was christened at St. John’s Evangelical Church in Monroe on August 20, 1929. He attended West Wayne School. He was united in marriage to Marjorie Lorraine Melland on November 15, 1950 at East Wiota Lutheran Church; she preceded him in death on March 25, 2019. He was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in South Wayne for many years.
Lester developed a strong work ethic at age 14, when his father died unexpectedly in 1941; he took over and ran the family farm until 1987 when he and Marjie moved to South Wayne. He enjoyed taking trips with his family, hunting, and fishing.
Lester is survived by his sons, Duane (Pat) Mau of Reedsburg and Delvin (Mary) Mau of South Wayne; three grandchildren, Sarah (Jesse) Voegeli, Stacy (Jim) Foecking, and Stephanie (Terry) Plath; six great-grandchildren, Taylor, Garrett and Owen Voegeli, Gunner and Halle Jo Foecking, and Carson Plath; sister, Ethel (Mau) Eckerman; brothers-in-law, Roy Holverson, Calvin (Myrtle) Melland and Alvin Melland; sisters-in-law, Winogene Everson, Ramona DeNure, and Juanita (Jeff) Kant; and special nieces and nephew, Lori Melland, Allen and LeeAnn Melland.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marjie; sister, Marian (Jewel) Gallagher; brothers-in-law, Donald Eckerman, Robert Everson, Kenneth DeNure, and Walter (Lois) Melland; sister-in-law, Muriel Holverson; niece, Linda Eckerman, nephews, Donald Gallagher, Tommy Melland, and Kevin Holverson; great-niece, Devon Gabioud; and great-nephew, Bryant Gabioud.
Funeral Services will be held at 12PM NOON on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in South Wayne with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will take place following the service in Union Cemetery, South Wayne. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, from 10AM until the time of the service, at the church. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Lester’s name.
age 91, of Monroe passed away peacefully on Friday, April 19, 2019 at Graceland Manor. He was born on February 22, 1928, the son of George and Carrie (Knapp) Meligan in Rockford, Illinois. Seal was united in marriage to Marjorie Anne Whippler on June 26, 1948 at St. Bridget Catholic Church in Loves Park, Illinois. Seal had been employed with Atwoods in Rockford.
Seal was known for his storytelling. He could strike up a conversation with anyone he met, and he loved telling stories to anyone who would listen.
He is survived by his daughter, Adeline (Mike) Fulton of Brodhead; son, James (Sherri) Meligan of Juda; grandchildren, Amanda and Sarah Fulton, Tiffany (Ryan) Moore, and AJ (Alyssa) Meligan; 6 great-grandchildren; sister, Emily Hermanson of Rockford; brother-in-law, William Whippler of Cherry Valley; as well as several other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marjorie; son, Randall Meligan; and brother, George Meligan.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00AM on Friday, April 26, 2019 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home. Burial will take place following the service at Byron Cemetery, Byron, Illinois. Visitation will be held on Friday, from 10:00AM until the time of the service, at the funeral home.
Darlene V. Sulzer
age 84, of Monroe, died on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the Monroe Clinic Hospice Home. She was born on February 7, 1935, the daughter of Andrew and Ida (McCool) Legler.
Darlene and Andrew Sulzer Jr. were married in 1955 at St. John’s United Church of Christ. She was a Nurses Aid at Pleasant View Nursing Home for 20 years.
She is survived by her daughters, Cindy (Keith) Binder of Monticello, Kelly (Dennis) Miller of Brodhead; grandchildren: Stephanie (Bob Lisser) Denure of Monticello, Stacey (Abe) Schulz of Phoenix, AZ, Brock (Jennifer Wilde) Binder and Blaine (Jennifer) Binder both of Monroe; great-grandchildren, Emmett and Arabella Schulz and Charli Binder; sister, Lillian Kolb of Monroe.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Andrew Sulzer Jr.; sisters, Kathryn Flesher, Rose Smith, Leona Neuenschwander and Alice Speich; brothers, Robert and Andrew Legler.
Per Darlene’s wishes private graveside services will be held at Greenwood Cemetery.
Memorials may be given in Darlene’s name to the Monroe Clinic Hospice Home.
Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Alvin F. Tschudy
age 73 of Monroe, died Saturday, April 27, 2019. He was born on December 28, 1945 in Monroe, the son of Emil and Martha (Grether) Tschudy. He graduated from Monroe High School. Alvin was a lifelong farmer who was committed to conserving the soil. He also worked at Environmental & Foundation Drilling in Waunakee and Kuhn Night in Brodhead. Alvin was a devoted Christian who had a strong faith and shared it with many. He was an active member of Clarno Zion United Methodist Church, the Community Antique Tractor Pullers, Green County Forestry Center, Richland Creek Watershed, and a volunteer for Family Promise. Alvin was a loving father, grandfather, brother, and friend to many. He was always willing to lend a helping hand. Al enjoyed hunting and tractor pulling; but his greatest joy was spending time with his family.
He is survived by his daughters, Dawn (Kirk) Oliver of Albany and Debbie (Shawn) Bondele of Freeport; grandchildren: Travis and Kirsten Oliver and Allison and Kristina Bondele; brother, Herman (Debbie) Tschudy of Prairie du Sac; and many lifetime friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial services will be held 11:00 AM on Saturday, May, 4, 2019 at Monroe United Methodist Church, with Pastor Inwha Shon officiating. A visitation will be held Friday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home. A luncheon will be held, at the church, immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Clarno Zion United Methodist Church in Al’s memory.
Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com
Dominic T. Klitzke
age 17, of Monroe, passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2019.
He was born on December 3, 2001 in Janesville, Wisconsin the son of Dale and Lynn (Taylor) Klitzke.
Dominic was a junior at Juda High School.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, fast cars and spending time with friends and family.
His greatest joy was working on cars with his friends.
He aspired to join the military upon graduation and serve in Special Forces.
Dominic will be missed by everyone whose life he touched.
We pray you have found your peace and rest in the Lord Jesus Christ.
He is survived by his parents, Dale and Lynn Klitzke of Monroe; his twin brother, Michael Klitzke of Monroe; his second family, Keith and Penny Ferreri and their children: Logan, Gianna, Parker and Jack Ferreri.
Memorial services will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, May 3, 2019 at the Monroe Bible Church with Pastor Troy Watson officiating.
Visitation will be Thursday, May 2nd, from 4:00-7:00 P.M. at the Monroe Bible Church. There will also be a visitation on Friday, from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at the church.
Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.
Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Richard W. Hillary
age 43 of Monroe, died Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at his home, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born on December 23, 1975 in Cuba City, WI, the son of Robert Hillary and Peggy Bolton-Siegenthaler. He graduated from Monroe High School in 1994. Richard married Rachel C. Motte on May 14, 2004 in Monroe. He worked as a carpenter for several years, then went to work as an equipment operator at Grande Cheese Co. for the last 8 years. He enjoyed the outdoors, NASCAR, working on cars, woodworking, and spending time with his sons and family.
He is survived by his wife, Rachel; sons: Russell, Remington, and River; his mother, Peggy (Robert) Siegenthaler of Monroe; father, Robert (Cindy) Hillary of Hanover, IL; brother, Adam (Heather) Siegenthaler of Monroe; sisters: Holly (Brett) Mulhall of Janesville and Chelsea (Rick) Vogel of Brodhead; many other relatives and friends.
A Celebration of Richard’s Life will be held Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com
Delbert “Jack” Boss
age 89, of Monroe, passed away on Friday, May 3, 2019 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. He was born on November 28, 1929, the son of Albert and Bessie (Fischer) Boss in Albany. Jack was united in marriage to Sally Ann Wild on August 24, 1979 in New Glarus.
He enjoyed picking up “junk” to be salvaged, fishing, and playing cards, especially bingo and euchre.
Jack is survived by his wife, Sally of Monroe; step-children, Julian (Jenny Redick) Boss, Christine (Tony) Portman, and William (Jean) Boss all of Monroe; eight step-grandchildren; twelve step-great-grandchildren; brothers, Ervin (Ralph Howe) Boss of Rockford and Wilbert (Nola Grinnell) Boss of Albany; brother-in-law, Don Svendson of Browntown; and sister-in-law, Kay Boss of Monroe.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Clara (Ralph) Leopold, Stella Svendson, Lorraine (Russell) Richards, and Delores (Lester) King; and brother, Victor Boss.
Memorial Services will be held at 7PM on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Liberty Baptist Church in Monroe with Pastor Steve Owen officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 6PM until the time of service at the church.
Brian Leslie Leighty
age 55, of Browntown passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at his home. Brian was born on May 18, 1963 the son of Leslie and Ellen (Peters) Leighty in Chicago, Illinois. He was united in marriage to Cherie Ann Lartz on June 19, 1999 in Rock City, IL. He was a member of Jordan Lutheran Church in Browntown.
Brian was a mechanic for Steve Folk Trucking Company for the past 10 years. He had a great work ethic, he enjoyed fixing things; and could fix just about anything.
Brian is survived by his mother, Ellen Leighty of Browntown; children, Nicole (Juan) Ramirez of Brodhead, Jacob Leighty of Brodhead, and Ashley (Cris) Shore of Rock City, IL; nine grandchildren; and sister Beth (Jeff Martz) Flannery of Monroe.
He was preceded in death by his father, Leslie; wife, Cherie; and step-son, Dan Lartz.
Per Brian’s wishes private family services will be held with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will take place at Jordan Lutheran Cemetery in Browntown.
Maxine Rose Doyle
age 95 died Sunday, May 12, 2019 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born on October 7, 1923 in Monroe, the daughter of Max and Rose (Ruegsegger) Voelkli. She graduated from Monroe High School in 1941 and then graduated from Spencerian Business College in Milwaukee. Maxine married Edward J. Doyle on May 6, 1944 in Milwaukee. She worked as Green County Clerk’s Office for many years. She was a member of Women of the Moose, VFW Auxilliary 2312, American Legion Auxilliary, she volunteered as a voting pole worker. She had many hobbies, she loved to dance, cook, sing and play euchre.
She is survived by 4 children: Michael Doyle; his children: Kelly (Scott Aegerter) Doyle, and Bryan (Ann) Doyle; his grandchildren: Braedon, Lyla, and Stella. Son, James (Kay) Doyle; their son: Patrick (Katie Sturdevant) Doyle; and their grandchildren, Lakeyn and Kashton. Son, John (Kathy) Doyle; their daughter: Jennifer (Matt) Wilhelms; and their grandchildren, Cameron and Jack. Daughter, Catherine (John) Baumann; their children: Alex Siedschlag, Kerry (Brian) Bizzigotti, Elizabeth (Dylan Boehme) Siedschlag; and their grandchild, Kai Boehme. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Joan Hoesly; brothers, James and Roger Voelkli.
Funeral Service will be held at 7:00 PM Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. A visitation will be held Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given in Maxine’s name to the Friends of Pleasant View.
The family would like to thank the staff at Friedensheim and Pleasant View for Maxine’s exceptional care.
Jinnine Emily Villacrez
age 77, of Monroe passed away on May 18, 2019 at the Monroe Clinic Hospice Home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on July 8, 1941, the daughter of Emil and Lillian (Mingo) Falt in Cedar Rapids, IA. She was a graduate of Jefferson High School in Cedar Rapids. Jinnine was united in marriage to Dr. José Alexander Villacrez on July 27, 1959. She was a longtime member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor’s Catholic Church.
Jinnine loved life, people, and entertaining. She was a gracious hostess who enjoyed preparing international cuisine and sharing cultural traditions with her neighbors and friends. Jinnine was a loving wife and mother who actively supported her children and grandchildren’s academic and sporting activities throughout the years. She was a beloved friend and “Nana” to many. Jinnine owned and operated two clothing boutiques – Gina-Mia and The Clothes Line – in downtown Monroe. She also enjoyed collecting everything from seashells and unique antiques to fine European Christmas ornaments, many of which were available for sale at her booth in the antique mall. Her creative spirit and flare for beauty was evident in her florist work and her beautifully decorated home. Jinnine’s house was always full for the holidays with family and friends. She turned every holiday into a magical place with her traditional dishes, Christmas collections, and beautiful Christmas tree. She enjoyed spending time in her gardens and feeding the birds and wildlife.
Jinnine is survived by her husband of nearly 60 years, Dr. José Alexander Villacrez of Monroe; her children, Joseph Alexander (Jodi) Villacrez of Tomah, Victor Eric Villacrez of Madison, Steven Gregory (Vicki) Villacrez of Lodi, and Vanessa Christine (Tom) Doescher of Verona; grandchildren, Devin (Erika) Villacrez of Green Bay, Erin Lee Villacrez of Chicago, IL, Joseph Alexander Villacrez III of Biloxi, MS, Steven Garrott Villacrez of Loves Park, IL, Jacqueline Marie Villacrez of Middleton, Dillon Alexander Villacrez of Milwaukee, and Francesca Carmen Villacrez of Ames, IA.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Jack Brogan and Dale Falt.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:00PM on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Monsignor Larry Bakke celebrant. Burial will follow service in Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 11:00AM until the time of service on Saturday, at the funeral home.
If preferred, memorials can be made to the family to be dispersed to Jinnine’s favorite charities.
Special thanks to all those that helped us through this heartbreaking time, including Amy, Angel, Erin, and Susanna.
Albert R. Buri
age 86, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, on May 22, 2019. Born in Mount Pleasant Township, Green County, on June 18, 1932, Al was the son of Albert J. and May Pickett Fritz Buri. He attended Hillside View School and graduated from Monroe High School in 1950. While in high school, Al sung with an FFA quartet that won the National Championship. He was also a charter member of the Green County Barbershoppers.
He entered military service in May 1954, and served as Chief Clerk of the G-1 Administration Division, Headquarters Fifth Army in Chicago, IL. He was honorably discharged in February 1956, was an active member of Monroe American Legion, and served with their Honor Guard performing Military Rites for veterans at local cemeteries. As a veteran of The Korean Conflict, he went on the Badger Honor Flight in 2014.
An active member of St. Johns United Church of Christ, Al sang for over 50 years with the Sanctuary Choir, and served on the Christian Education and Property Committees.
Al married the former Shirley Geigel on November 28, 1958, in the Immanuel Evangelical United Brethren Church in Monroe and they farmed in the Monroe area for several years. He then worked at General Motors for several years until forming his own general contracting business in 1969. After retiring, he volunteered at the Green County Welcome Center and the food pantry, and enjoyed gardening, making wine, playing cards and helping friends and family with home repairs and building projects. He particularly enjoyed family time making music, traveling and playing games.
He is survived by his wife Shirley; daughter, Beth (Paul) Rahn of Madison, son, Bryan (Sharon) of Browntown, daughter, Bonnie (Roger) Bork of Mount Carroll IL, daughter, Becky Kallas of Monroe, son Bruce (Dawn) of Menomonee Falls, 9 grandchildren, and one future great-granddaughter; sister, Aleatha Jordan of Juda.
Preceding him in death were his parents, siblings Clifford, Raymond and Lester Fritz, Elva Kugler, Violet Boll, Verona Orton, Martha Einbeck, and Alberta in infancy.
The family appreciates the compassionate efforts of the Monroe Clinic Hospice during his brief illness. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Badger Honor Flight (www.badgerhonorflight.org) or St. John’s Church.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at St. Johns United Church of Christ, with Reverend Todd Hackman officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. A visitation will be held Monday evening, May 27th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home.
John Leslie Husmann
age 94, died May 26, 2019, at his home, in Monroe, Wisconsin. He was born December 9, 1924, in Whiteside County, Illinois, to Harry and Grace (Dornbush) Husmann.
After serving in the United States Army Air Forces during WWII, John attended Illinois State University where he met his wife, Marie. They were married in August 1948, and were the first married couple to graduate together from ISU in 1949. John then earned his Master's Degree at ISU before embarking on a 35 year career in education in District 47, Crystal Lake IL. He taught at Central and South Schools before becoming Principal at South and then at Central School. When he retired in 1985, Central School was renamed John L. Husmann Elementary School. John was a dedicated educator, husband, parent, friend and an eternal Mississippi River Rat.
John is survived by his wife of 70 years, Marie; their children, Christie Wrenn, Harry Husmann, and Leslie Nider; their grandchildren, Eliot (Anne) Wrenn, Mac (Amanda Silha) Wrenn, Kathy (Enrique) Servin, Emily Egan, John Husmann, Marie and Julia Nider; their great- grandchildren, Will and Espen Wrenn, Teddy Wrenn, Santiago, Sebastian, and Selena Servin, and Rylie and Caden Egan. He is also survived by his sisters, Dorothea (the late Robert) Muhs, and Betty (A.C.) Subcleff, and many nieces and nephews.
Private services will be held at a later date.
Any memorials can be made to Husmann Elementary or to the charity of your choice.
Gary Lee Hartwig
age 74, of Monroe passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at the UW Hospital in Madison. He was born on May 6, 1945 the son of Frank and Elda (Rufer) Hartwig in Monroe. Gary was a 1963 graduate of Monroe High School. He was united in marriage to Charlotte A. Hemphill on August 31, 1968 at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Monroe.
Gary worked as an over-the-road truck driver for all of his adult life, and was an owner in partnership of Green County Express. He most recently was delivering newspapers for The Monroe Times. Gary was a member of Washington Reformation UCC and the American Legion Zilmer Riley Post 84 in Monroe.
Gary never met a stranger; he was a friend to all those he met.
Gary is survived by his wife of 50 years, Charlotte of Monroe; son, Mike (Gale Tousignant) Hartwig of Wausau; grandchildren, Cody (Mercedes Reuber) Meighan and Kirsten Kundert; one great-grandson, Case Sullivan; sister, Shirlene (Harold) Kading of Las Cruces, NM; and brother, Kenneth (Nuiko) Hartwig of Oklahoma City, OK.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Elizabeth Hartwig; granddaughter, Kylie Kundert; and two brothers, Harvey and Ivan Hartwig.
Memorial Services will be held at 12PM NOON on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Washington Reformation Church with Rev. Kendell Nordstrom officiating. Burial will be held at a later date at Washington Reformation Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 31, 2019 from 4 – 8 PM at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home. Continued Visitation will be held on Saturday from 10:30AM until the time of service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Washington Reformation UCC.
Constant “Connie” Leo Wehinger
age 87, of Monroe passed away on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at the Monroe Clinic Hospice Home. He was born on October 24, 1931, the son of Frank and Ella (Rahberger) Wehinger in Monroe. Connie was a 1949 graduate of South Wayne High School. He was united in marriage to Karen J. Webster on November 15, 1957 in Tacoma, WA. He was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor’s Catholic Church.
Connie honorably served in the United States Army from 1956-1958. He was a lifelong dairy farmer, and retired in 1991. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and building models. He especially enjoyed getting together with his family.
Connie is survived by his wife of 61 years, Karen of Monroe; his eight children, Dave (Lori) Wehinger of Brodhead, Julie (Tom) Holmes of Brodhead, Don (Deb) Wehinger of Brodhead, Mike (Rita) Wehinger of Smithville, MO, Lori (Mike) Foulker of Friendship, Teresa (Jeff) Metz of Gratiot, Jeff (Ramona) Wehinger of Gratiot, and Chris (Jennifer) Wehinger of Hebron, OH; 15 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and siblings, LuAnn (Karl) Krahenbuhl, Dilly (Sam) Nafzger, and Carol Seffrood all of Monroe.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Carl Wehinger, four sisters, Frances Mitchell, Tillie Swanson, Marian Hartwig, and Josephine Goodman.
The Service of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor’s Catholic Church with Monsignor Larry Bakke celebrant. Burial will follow services at Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 -7:00 P.M. on Monday, June 3, at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE funeral home. A memorial fund is being established in Connie’s name.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the staff and volunteers at the Monroe Clinic Hospice Home, and Michelle Pickett for their care and compassion.
Please no real flowers, plants, or perfumes due to allergies!
Penny Lee Libberton
age 61, of South Wayne, passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at The Monroe Clinic Hospital . She was born on October 21, 1957, the daughter of Jim Hallman and Ramona Johnson in Milwaukee. She was a graduate of Crosby High School in Minnesota. She was united in marriage to Gary Lee Libberton on June 12, 1989.
Penny worked alongside her husband on their goat farm in rural South Wayne for many years. She was passionate about goats and taking care of her flower gardens. Penny was also a talented woodworker. She also enjoyed riding the trails on her ATV.
Penny is survived by her husband, Gary of South Wayne; her children, Mickie (Ed) Gardner of Rockford, Tandi Lucas of Sauk City, and Nate Libberton of Janesville; two grandchildren, Alysha Grossen and Brock Hill; her parents, Jim Hallman and Ramona Johnson; sisters, Cindy (Rich) Lauren, Debra Jones, and Terri Hallman; special friend, hired hand, who is thought of as a third daughter, Lacey Johnson; and her five dogs.
A Celebration of Penny’s Life will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the Martintown Community Church, W8996 Lena St. (rural) Browntown, with Pastor Kevin Cernek officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00PM on Friday, June 7, 2019 at Martintown Community Church, and on Saturday from 10:00AM until the time of service. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Penny’s name.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to all of the staff at The Monroe Clinic Hospital for their loving care and compassion.
Dr. David Michael Johnson
age 61, of Monroe passed away on Friday, June 7, 2019 at Azura Memory Care. He was born on October 28, 1957, the son of Walter and Mary (Foxwell) Johnson in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. He was united in marriage to Amy L. Nelson of June 12, 1982 in Milwaukee.
David was a graduate of Case High School in Racine; he furthered his education receiving his MD from the Medical College of Milwaukee. He served his residency at the University of Tennessee. David then moved back to Milwaukee where he worked as an Internist for three years. In July of 1988 David joined the Internal Medicine team at The Monroe Clinic Hospital where he practiced medicine until December of 2016.
David was a member of Monroe United Methodist Church; as well as Green County Medical Society, the Bloomer Masonic Lodge #281, Bidal Society (beer brewing), and was one of the founders of Green Coffee Buyers Association. He curled many years with his wife, Amy. He also volunteered his time as a 4-H project leader when his children were younger, and taught Sunday School for eight years. David was also an avid coffee roaster and was even apart of many clubs involving coffee roasting. He also enjoyed cooking and liked to experiment with food.
David is survived by his wife, Dr. Amy Johnson; children, Melodie (Sean) Keating and Owen (Christina) Johnson; grandchildren, A.J. and Bella Johnson all of Monroe; brothers, Walter “Dale” (Ruth) Johnson, Steve (Laura) Johnson, Mark (Angela) Larson, John (Teresa) Larson, Doug Larson, and Guy Larson; and sisters, Katie Johnson, Laura Beth (Curtis) Ruesch, Kris (Barry) Pogroszewski, and Jody Walker.
He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Thomas Allen Johnson, Barbara Larson, Katie Johnson, and Rachel Keilholz.
A Memorial Service will be held at 5:00 P.M. on Friday, June 14, 2019 at the Monroe United Methodist Church with Pastor Randy Booth officiating. Immediately after the service we invite everyone to join us for dinner to Celebrate David’s Life in the Fellowship Hall at church.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 4:00-8:00 P.M. at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home. Continued visitation will take place on Friday from 4:00 P.M. until the time of service at the church. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.
In honor of David, please wear your brightest, boldest outfit!
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Monroe Clinic Foundation, The Monroe Clinic Hospice Home both can be sent to 515 22nd Ave. Monroe, WI 53566, or Driftless Area Land Conservancy, 206 S. Iowa St. P.O. Box 323, Dodgeville, WI 53533.
Jessica Elizabeth Fuchs
age 34, of Madison, formerly of Monroe, passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at her home. She was born on May 3, 1985, the daughter of Dale T. Eells and Jan M. Vogel-Fuchs in North Carolina. She was united in marriage to David Fuchs on March 28, 2015.
Jessica was currently working in the Human Resources Department at Willow Pointe in Verona. She enjoyed listening to music and going to concerts, as well as painting, gardening and being outdoors. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family.
Jessica is survived by her husband, David Fuchs; her son, Elijah; mother, Jan Fuchs of Monroe; father, Dale Eells of Anaheim, CA; sister, Jennifer Huenefeld of Monroe; brother, Jeramiah (Julia) Fuchs of Fall River; maternal grandmother, Dorothy Vogel of Monroe; parents-in-law, Jim and Lorie Fuchs; and special friends, Nick McGhee, Kerry Phillips, Perry (Lois) Bond, and Miguel Fernandez.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Albert and Sharon Eells; and maternal grandfather, Arley Vogel.
A Celebration of Jessica’s Life will be held from 4:00-7:00 P.M. on Monday, June 17, 2019 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established for Jessica’s son, Elijah.