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John "Jack" Kennedy

August 17, 1937 - February 14, 2020

John "Jack" Kennedy—a romantic to the end—left this world to join his beloved wife Patricia on Valentine's Day, February, 14, 2020 at the age of 82. He was born on August 17, 1937 to John and Julia "Pearl" in Chicago, IL. Jack married his beloved wife and best friend Patricia Salerno on December 24, 1968 in Chicago, IL. . Jack, also known as "Red," had a zest for life that was infectious. He...
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Judith E. Volkmann

May 10, 1944 - February 13, 2020

Judith E. Volkmann (Dushack), age 75, passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at New Perspective Senior Living in Sun Prairie. She was born on May 10, 1944 and was the daughter of Glen and Edith (Smyth) Dushack. She loved her family and especially her grandsons Connor and Brady. She is survived by her daughters, Jennifer (Mark) Merlet, Julie (Jonathan Evans) Volkmann; two grandsons Connor...
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Sheila Innes

January 30, 2020

Sheila Jane Innes, age 78, passed away at home after a long illness on Thursday, January 30, 2020. She was born on September 16, 1941 in Ashland and was the daughter of Leonard and Ruth (Nystrom) Giese. She married George Innes on August 21, 1965 in Ashland. The most important thing to her was always her family. She was a very loving and devoted mom and wife. She is survived by her husband...
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Glenda Beckwith

January 28, 2020

Glenda Kaye Beckwith, age 75, passed away Tuesday, January 28 , 2020 at home. She was the former Glenda Holton, the daughter of Harry and Esther (Soddy) Holton. She was born June 30, 1944 in Browntown. Glenda worked at General Motors and retired after 22 years. She later worked at McDonalds in Janesville. She was very good at fixing things. She is survived by her four children: Robert...
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June E. Lee

June 12, 1939 - January 22, 2020

June Ethel Lee (nee Martinson), age 80, passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at her daughter's home surrounded by family from small cell lung cancer. She was born on June 12, 1939 in Madison, Wisconsin to Henry (Hank) and Anna Martinson. On November 17, 1962, June married the love of her life, Donald (Don) G. Lee. He preceded her in death on December 5, 2019. June worked a variety of...
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Marci L. Sadek

January 8, 1955 - January 21, 2020

Marci L. Sadek passed in peace at the age of 65 on January 21, 2020. She was born January 8, 1955 in Madison, Wisconsin. As a young girl, Marci & her sister Nancy Jo were Rainbow Girls (IORA) learning and teaching the values of leadership and charity through work and involvement in their community. Marci obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Natural Sciences from The University of Wisconsin –...
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David Motl

January 16, 2020

David J. Motl, age 83, went to Heaven on January 16, 2020, as he was surrounded by his family at Agrace HospiceCare. Dave was born on March 23, 1936, & was married to Vernice for 57 years. He is survived by his family Sheila (Jeff) Heiman of Marshall, Karen Motl of Tucson, Arizona, Jean (Rob) Retallick, of Deerfield, and Kathleen Motl of Memphis, Tennessee; as well as six grandchildren, Beth ...
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Marilyn Heyerdahl

January 15, 2020

Marilyn Rose Heyerdahl, age 88, passed away Wednesday, January 15 , 2020 at St. Mary's Hospital, Janesville. She was the former Marilyn Brunsvold, the daughter of Norval and Belva (Eggen) Brunsvold. She was born July 6, 1931 in Orfordville. She married Stanton Radcliff Heyerdahl in Luther Valley Church on October 2, 1953. He died February 17, 1994. Marilyn graduated from Prospect Hall...
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Linda Sue Collier

January 13, 1953 - January 13, 2020

Linda Sue Collier, age 67, passed away at home on January 13, 2020, due to complications from Inclusion Body Myositis. Linda was born on January 13, 1953, to Omer E and Pearlie (McDonald) McDannald in Pike County, IL. She married Lon Collier on June 30, 1975 in Columbia, MO. Linda taught 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade at Calvary Baptist Christian School. She also worked at the Heritage House...
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Geary F. Beyler

August 16, 1963 - January 7, 2020

God needed some laughter in heaven, so he called up the very best. Geary F. Beyler passed away on January 7, 2020, surrounded by family. Born to Ronald (Puck) and Rita on August 16, 1963 he was the eighth of eleven Beyler's. Geary graduated from Edgewood High School in 1982, which is where his incredible competitive spirit and his love for football started. As a running back, he went on to...
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W. John Yelk

January 6, 2020

W. John Yelk age 89 passed away peacefully at home on Monday Jan. 6, 2020. John was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. John was born Oct. 13th, 1930 to Walter Yelk and Mary (Skalitzky) Yelk. John grew up on a dairy farm on "Yelk" road outside of Sun Prairie before moving into the city in 1960. John graduated from Sun Prairie High School in 1948. He was a...
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Generose Jean Landphier

December 31, 2019

Generose "Jean" D. Landphier, age 85, passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at University Hospital in Madison surrounded by her family. She was born on April 5, 1934 in Columbus and was the daughter of Alexander and Viola (Miller) Moreth. She married Phillip Landphier on June 18, 1955 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. She was an owner and operator for over 40 years of Phillip Landphier and...
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Michael P. Moy

January 2, 1967 - December 26, 2019

Michael P. Moy, age 52, passed away on Thursday, December 26, 2019 at his home in Sun Prairie. He was born on January 2, 1967 in Madison and was the son of Bernard and Vera (Muckler) Moy Sr. Michael farmed for many years, which is what he enjoyed doing most. He is survived by his father Bernard Sr.; 2 sisters Kathy (John) Rock, and Debra Moy; a brother Bernard (Sandy) Moy Jr.; and a nephew...
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Robert Gruetzmacher

December 26, 2019

Robert Gruetzmacher, Chief Warrant Officer Four (Ret.), age 90, formerly of Merrill, passed away on December 26, 2019, in Sun Prairie. He was born on December 17, 1929, the son of George and Edna (Kuether). As a youth he was a Boy Scout, and worked in the family School Supply Store. After graduating from Lincoln high school, he was a photographer, a Radio and TV repairman, and a Broadcast Radio...
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Sharon Meier

December 24, 2019

Sharon K. Meier, age 79, passed away on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg with her loving family at her side. She was born on March 29, 1940 to Howard and Margaret Householder in West Bend. She graduated from high school in Salem, Indiana and attended Case Western Reserve University in Medical Technology. She married Harold Meier on April 11, 1966 at Queen of Peace...
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William Truschinski

December 17, 2019

William C. Truschinski, age 62, passed away on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at his home in Marshall. He was born on September 15, 1957 in Columbus and was the son of Edmund and Elizabeth Truschinski. He married Diane Oasen on January 22, 1977 at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Madison. William worked as the Grounds Supervisor for the Madison School District, then for Circle B Landscape Supply...
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Orville "OJ" Scheuerell

January 1, 1923 - December 12, 2019

Orville James "OJ" Scheuerell age 96, was born in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin on January 1, 1923, son of Andrew G. and Florence (Schey) Scheuerell. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth E. Bickett of Flaherty, Kentucky, on June 11, 1946. He was a graduate of Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary grade school and after attending its two year high school program went on to graduate from Sun Prairie High...
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Robert D. Conners

December 27, 1931 - December 11, 2019

Robert D. Conners, age 87, passed away on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. He was born on December 27, 1931 in Madison and was the son of Lester and Ann Conners. He married Marlene Maxon on November 10, 1951. She preceded him in death in 2004 He married Joan Boyce May 2014. Bob worked at Oscar Mayer for 40 Years. He is survived by his wife Joan, 5...
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Harley Draves

December 10, 2019

Orfordville/ Diamond City, Arkansas Harley Edward Draves, age 83, formerly of Orfordville, died Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at his winter home in Diamond City, Arkansas. He was born in Dodgeville, Wisconsin, November 18, 1936, the son of Edward F. and Anna F. (Tomas) Draves. He was raised on the farm in Highland, Wisconsin. He married Eileen Potter in Footville, on June 8, 1957. Harley...
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James "JC" Elliott

October 7, 1959 - December 9, 2019

James "JC" Elliott, age 60, died on Monday, December 9, 2019 at his home in Sun Prairie. He was born on October 7, 1959 in Madison to Loyce and Joan (Parmentier) Eliott. Our beloved brother went to be with our mother Joan, our sister Terri, our brother Joseph, father Bill and his many dogs. JC is survived by his brothers John (Darlene), and David; niece Stacy (Brian) Anderson; great nieces...
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Alice Violet Bakke

January 3, 1929 - December 9, 2019

Alice V. Bakke, age 90, passed away peacefully at St. Mary's Hospital, with her family by her side on Monday, December 9, 2019. She was the last daughter of Carl and Nellie (Mueller) Reinen, born on January 3, 1929 in the township of Sun Prairie. She married Leo Bakke on July 30, 1948. Alice thrived on her ability to help others. Her volunteering was her proudest aspect of her life. She...
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Donald G. Lee

April 23, 1936 - December 5, 2019

Donald "Don" G. Lee, age 83, died on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at home from complications related to Parkinson's Disease. He was born on April 23, 1936 in the Town of Bristol. He was the son of Ernest and Hazel (Ihland) Lee. He married June Martinson on November 17, 1962. Don worked at Lake City and Prairie Glass until he became a full time farmer and retired from that in 2000. He liked...
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Lilly Grace Gosda

July 22, 1920 - December 1, 2019

Lilly Grace Gosda, age 99, died peacefully on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at St. Mary's Hospital, Madison. She was born July 22, 1920 in Alabama, the daughter of Charles and Myra (Tucker) Glover. Lilly was married to Elmer H. Gosda September 2, 1941 in Milton, Wisconsin. Lilly worked at the K-Mart in Janesville. She loved to bowl and at age 99 was a active member on a bowling league. She loved...
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Janette A. Auby

March 23, 1926 - December 1, 2019

Janette A. Auby, age 93, passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2019, at Larson House in Columbus. She was born on March 23, 1926, in North Bristol to William and Hattie (Klubertanz) Tuschen. She married David Auby on June 23, 1951 at Sacred Hearts Church. Janette worked at Gardner bakery for 27 years, retiring in 1989. She was an excellent cook, who loved decorating for the holidays, especially...
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Robert Bakke

November 28, 2019

Robert Bakke, 83, passed away Thursday, November 28, 2019 at Beloit Memorial Hospital. He was born on July 21, 1936 in Beloit and was the son of Howard and Gladys (Klug) Bakke. Bob and his twin Brother Donald were partners in B&B Builders. He also served in the National Guard for 9 years He is survived by his children: William (Colleen) Bakke of Tennessee, Susan Bakke of Brodhead, John ...
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Jerome C. Schroud

August 8, 1936 - November 26, 2019

Jerome C. Schroud, age 83, passed away on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at Columbus Hospital. He was born on August 8, 1936, in the Town of Bristol and was the son of Otto and Dora Schroud. He married Ruth Midthun on October, 20, 1956, at Sacred Hearts. Jerome was a Mechanic at Johnson Sales for many years and also a farmer. He is survived by his wife Ruth; four children Sue Hahn, Linda (Doug)...
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Albert M. Boe

April 11, 1930 - November 25, 2019

Albert M. Boe, age 89, passed away on Monday, November 25, 2019 at his home. He was born on April 11, 1930 in Madison and was the son of Andrew and Bernice (Taylor) Boe. He married Gladys Subera on February 5, 1949 at Trinity Lutheran in Madison. Al later bought his own company American Fasteners. He was a Cub Scout Leader of Pack 329, loved Polka music and playing the concertina as "Fat...
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George Kimmerly

November 21, 2019

George D. Kimmerly, age 92, passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Cedar Crest Assisted living in Janesville surrounded by his family. He was born on December 18, 1926 in Madison and was the son of George and Laura (Larson) Kimmerly. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served on the U.S.S. Massachusetts at the end of WWII. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post 7591. George worked as an...
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Jeanette Muller

November 20, 2019

Forreston, IL/ Sun Prairie, WI Jeanette C. Muller, age 91, passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 in Sun Prairie, WI. She was born on February 7, 1928 in Chadwick, IL, to Clarence and Edna (Honberger) Lang. Jeanette's faith and family were her priorities. She volunteered for many years at church as an organist and pianist. Jeanette loved quilting, baking and sewing. She is survived by...
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Margaret Ringelstetter

July 14, 1926 - November 17, 2019

Margaret Ringelstetter passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2019, at the age of 93. She was born on July 14, 1926 to Jacob and Frieda (Aeschlimann) Schiess. She married Victor Ringelstetter on September 22, 1948. Victor called her his "Mein Margaret". Together she and Victor raised five children. She enjoyed spending time with family and really loved playing cards with her friends. She...
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Laverne "Doc" Brumm

May 19, 1940 - November 16, 2019

Laverne "Doc" Brumm, age 79, of Sun Prairie died peacefully at home on November 16, 2019. Doc was born on May 19, 1940, in the Town of Medina, the son of Frederick and Catherine (Kottwitz) Brumm. Doc worked at Dairy Equipment Company in Madison, retiring in 2005. He graduated from Columbus High School in 1958 where he excelled in multiple sports. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in April of 1959....
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Hugh "Rob" Roberts

September 13, 1930 - November 14, 2019

Hugh "Rob" Roberts, age 89, passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at his home in Sun Prairie. He was born on September 13, 1930 in Beaver Dam, to Hubert and Etta Mae (Dale) Roberts. Hugh graduated from Beaver Dam High class of '49. He was employed as a draftsman at Metalfab Inc. He joined the U.S. Airforce in 1951. Upon discharge, met a pretty young U.W. coed, Jane Oestreich, he too...
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Karen Frie

November 5, 2019

Karen A. Frie, 78, died on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center, Janesville. She was born on July 24, 1941 in Monroe, Wisconsin the daughter of Philip and Bernice (Appleman) Evans. Karen married Ernest Frie, Sr. on June 13, 1959 in Footville. She did foster care in her home. Karen loved to bowl and do ceramics. Her joy in life was family and watching the grandchildren...
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Ann Schroeder

November 4, 2019

DeForest Ann Marie Schroeder, age 76, passed away on Monday, November 4, 2019 at her home. She was born on January 31, 1943 in Columbus and was the daughter of William and Susan (Kaiser) Rebholz. She married Kenneth Schroeder on September 21, 1963 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in East Bristol. Ann farmed with her husband for 50 years in the DeForest area. She was very active at St. Joseph...
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Cynthia Schuch

November 1, 2019

Cynthia Marie Schuch, age 36, passed away on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. She was born on September 6, 1983 and was the daughter of Charles and Brenda (Schwochert) Schuch. Cindy lived for her children whom were her pride and joy. She was also active in Breast Cancer Awareness and Camp Kesem. She is survived by her children, Cody McCown, Liam Larson and Isabel Larson;...
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Todd Herrick

October 20, 2019

SUN PRAIRIE Todd Martin Herrick, 59, died peacefully at his home in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin on Sunday, October 20, 2019. Born July 6, 1960 in Brookfield, Todd lived all his life in Wisconsin where he could enjoy hunting and fishing, most often up north with his best friend, Dan Dicka. He worked as an electrician with IBEW 159. Survivors include his son, Jacob (Tiffany) and grandson Colton,...
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Arthur Johnson

October 16, 2019

Arthur Owen Johnson, age 82, passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 in William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Middleton. He was born August 6, 1937 in Afton, Wisconsin, the son of Palmer and Hilda (Simonson) Johnson. Art graduated in 1956 from Orfordville High School. He went into the U S Army in 1957 and was discharged in 1963. He met Virginia Williams in Colorado Springs when...
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James "Jim" Burke

December 15, 1939 - October 12, 2019

James "Jim" P. Burke, age 79, passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. He was born on December 15, 1939 to Carl and Sena (Johnson) Burke. He married Judi (Brassington) Stinson. He is survived by Marion (Chuck Halverson) Burke Falch, Kenneth (Bonnie Higgins) Burke, Joseph (Jane) Stinson; grandchildren, Riley Stanek, Turner (Rebekkah) Stanek, Rob Stinson and...
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Lee Roy Dixson

October 12, 2019

Lee Roy E. Dixson, age 90, passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at his home. He was born on May 7, 1929 in Des Moines, Iowa and was the son of Lee Roy and Florence (Aldrin) Dixson. He married Carmel DiAquila on Sept. 9, 1951 in Waukegan, IL. He served in the U.S. Army at the end of WWII. Lee Roy worked for many years until his retirement from the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. He is...
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Donna M. Derr

April 8, 1939 - October 12, 2019

Donna Marie Derr, age 80, passed away peacefully on October 12, 2019 at Agrace Hospice Care in Fitchburg, WI. She was born on April 8, 1939 in the town of Wyocena, WI and was the daughter of Leo and Ineata (Slivinski) Fitzgerald. She graduated from Pardeeville High School in1957. As a young woman, she moved to Madison and worked for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. While in Madison,...
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Harriet Elise Penny

June 21, 1938 - October 6, 2019

Elise McHugh Penny, of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on October 6, 2019, at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. Born Harriet Elise McHugh in Chicago, Illinois, on June 21, 1938, she was the third child of Robert McHugh and Harriet Bernice Abbaduska McHugh. She grew up in Evanston, Il and was a 1960 graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee,...
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Evelyn I. Branshaw

January 27, 2019 - October 4, 2019

Evelyn (nee Smith) (Piazza) Branshaw was called by those who passed before her on Oct. 3, 2019 to embark on her final adventure. She passed at the home of her youngest daughter, embraced in the love of family and caregivers. She was born Evelyn Irene Smith on Jan. 27, 1929 to Russel Smith and Ethel (nee Taylor) Smith and was a lifelong resident of Madison, WI. She attended and graduated from...
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Iris Reamer

September 28, 2019

Iris Nan Reamer passed away on September 28, 2019. She was born in Lake Mills on June 16th, 1929, to the late Martha (Klecker) Kilian and William Kilian. Iris was married to Howard Reamer on October 6, 1951. Iris was a graduate of Lake Mills High School, class of 1946. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Iris enjoyed time with family, walking, playing cards, ceramics,...
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Nancy Fountain

September 23, 2019

SUN PRAIRIE – Nancy Fountain, age 82, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. She was born on May 6, 1937, daughter of Bert and Sara (Koljonen) Taylor. Nancy was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. After her June 1955 graduation from Houghton High School, Nancy had her first job as a secretary for the local Power Company....
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Patrick A. Zingshiem

November 23, 1948 - September 11, 2019

Patrick A. Zingshiem, age 70, passed away peacefully, surrounded by many family members, on Wednesday September 11, 2019, at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. He was born on November 23, 1948 in Madison, to Anthony and Mary (Trainer) Zingshiem. He spent years working in factories, ending his career with 7up Bottling Company. He enjoyed fishing, helping with farm work when he could, and visiting...
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John A. Socha

October 22, 1926 - September 10, 2019

John A. Socha, age 92, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at his home in Marshall. He was born on October 22, 1926. John was raised in an orphanage in Lisle, IL. He served in the U.S. Army in the Philippines. John worked for Ryerson Steel Company in Chicago. He moved to Marshall 4 years ago to live with his daughter. John was an avid sports enthusiast. His favorite teams...
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Barbara Ann "Polly" Seib

April 16, 1933 - September 8, 2019

Barbara Ann "Polly" Seib, age 86, died Sunday, September 8, 2019 at her home. She was born on April 16, 1933 at home in Columbus and was the daughter of Clemence and Frances (Haberman) Weisman. She married Richard Seib on May 15, 1952 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in East Bristol. Polly was a homemaker who loved to cook, can and bake. She loved her tobacco and chickens. She worked at...
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Harold J. Kumbalek

May 19, 1930 - August 22, 2019

Harold J. Kumbalek, age 89, passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2019 in Rio. He was born on May 19, 1930 in Appleton, WI to Norbert and Lydia (Eichhorst) Kumbalek. He married Mary Ann Cenefelt on October 16, 1972 in Las Vegas. Harold served his country for 20 years in the U.S. Marine Corps retiring as a GySgt. He served 2 tours in Vietnam, volunteering for the second. He was also stationed...
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Merlin S. Hegge

November 29, 1929 - August 19, 2019

Merlin S. Hegge, age 89, Orfordville, passed away Monday, August 19, 2019 at Mercy Hospital. He was born in Janesville, November 29, 1929, the son of Lewis and Aggie (Olmstead) Hegge. Merlin married Dorothy Hahn at Christ Lutheran Church in Clinton on August 28, 1954. She preceded him in death on August 21, 2004. Merlin was born into a strong Norwegian family, speaking the language and...
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Carolyn Jones

August 14, 2019

Pittsville/Orfordville Carolyn Ann Jones, age 70, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. She was born on March 27, 1949. She married Ronald Jones Sr. on June 1, 1968 in Milton. In 1998 Carolyn and Ron moved to Pittsville where they owned and operated the Pittsville Bakery for 4 years She loved hunting and fishing and was a former 4-H leader in Spring Valley 4-H She is...
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Dolores Cox

August 13, 2019

Dolores M. Cox, age 81, passed away Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at Oak Park Place, Janesville. She was born on December 8, 1937 in Viroqua, Wisconsin, the daughter of Virgil and Alice (Flamme) Thomas, Sr. Dolores graduated from LaFarge High School. Dolores and Jerome Cox were married May 23, 1959 in Viroqua. Dolores worked for General Motors and retired after 18 years of employment. She was...
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Hazel Simonson

August 12, 2019

Hazel Marie (Easton) Simonsen, age 95, passed away peacefully on August, 12 at Cedar Crest due to congestive heart failure. Hazel was born in a farmhouse in Plymouth Township on April 18, 1924 to Arnie and Lulu Easton. She completed 8th grade in a one-room school house, which she attended with other family members. The passing of her father at a young age prompted Hazel to start working as a...
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Marilyn M. Reininger

May 8, 1930 - August 11, 2019

Marilyn M. Reininger, nee Tuschen, age 89, a long time resident of Sun Prairie passed away on Sunday August 11, 2019 in Sun Prairie. Marilyn was the daughter of Frank and Cecelia (Schey) Tuschen. After her parents retired and sold their General Store in North Bristol, the family moved to Sun Prairie and eventually into the home that her Grandmother had built, which she later would own herself...
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Lyle Timm

August 7, 2019

Lyle Grimes Timm, age 97, of Janesville, Wisconsin, died on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Cedar Crest, Janesville. Lyle was born November 13, 1921 in Town of Avon, Wisconsin, the son of David and Hattie (Grimes) Timm. Lyle graduated from Brodhead High School in 1940. He married his high school sweetheart Irma Carol Gilbert on October 21, 1944 at East Luther Valley Church. He was engaged in...
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Mary Ann Wagner

August 5, 2019

Mary Ann Wagner, age 65, died on Monday, August 5, 2019 in Sun Prairie at Crossroads Care Center. She was born on November 5, 1953 in Madison to Bernard "Poppy" and Dorothy (Fredenberg) Wagner. She graduated Sun Prairie High School in 1971. Mary worked on a local tobacco farm and at The Wisconsin Porcelain Company. She enjoyed going to The Dells visiting family at their trailer, traveling, and...
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Randy Keith Renz

June 13, 1954 - July 31, 2019

Randy K. Renz passed away on July 31, 2019 at the age of 65 at the VA Hospice Care facility in Madison. He was born on June 13, 1954 and was the son of Lloyd and Eunice (Schofield) Renz. He passed ever so peacefully, much like he lived his life; with his sister Rhonda, brother Greg, and friend Kevin at his bedside. Shortly after they told him it was okay to go, Randy took his last breath on this...
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Sharolyn Lea Prendergast

March 1, 1949 - July 31, 2019

Sharolyn L. Prendergast, age 70, passed away on Wednesday July 31, 2019, in Madison. She was born in Madison on March 1, 1949 to Robert and Bernice (Pederson) Yelk. In 1997 she married Rich Prendergast in Baraboo. Sharolyn worked for the State of Wisconsin for many years. She was a hardworking people person, with a magnetic personality, who overcame many obstacles throughout her life. She...
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Rudy Kopp

March 2, 1927 - July 28, 2019

The old lion is dead. On July 28, 2019, Rudy Kopp, age 92, ceased to be, at Wood's Crossing, Brodhead, owing to metastatic lung cancer. He has passed on, kicked the bucket, shuffled off this mortal coil, run down the curtain, and joined the choir invisible. He is an ex person. Rudy was born on March 2, 1927 to Swiss immigrants in a place called Rat Hollow, which is in western Green County,...
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Barbara Jean Storm-Brager

November 3, 1960 - July 23, 2019

Barbara Storm-Brager, age 58, passed away after a 2 year battle with brain cancer on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at her home in Marshall. She was born on November 3, 1960 in Madison. She was the daughter of Marvin and Donna (Duerst) Storm. She married Matthew Brager on September 16, 1989 at St. Paul Catholic Church in Madison. She worked for 30 years at Central Wisconsin Center as a Recreational...
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Thomas B. Suchomel

December 29, 1951 - July 8, 2019

Thomas B. Suchomel, age 67, died in the loving arms of his wife and son on Monday, July 8, 2019, at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. He was born on December 29, 1951 in Madison and was the son of Bert and Florence (Jesberger) Suchomel. He married Nancy Rademacher on August 25, 1973 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in East Bristol. Tom overcame cancer, 2 strokes, and spine surgery, but lost his...
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Patricia Ann Anderson

July 30, 1930 - June 24, 2019

Patricia A. Anderson, age 88, passed away on Monday, June 24, 2019 at Sun Prairie Health Care Center. She was born on July 30, 1930 in Madison. She was the daughter of Richard and Elizabeth (Reube) Hackett. She married Arthur Anderson on December 1, 1951, at St. Bernards Catholic Church in Madison. She worked at Mother Care Maternity for 13 years after Arthur's death. Pat is survived by her...
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Sharon Marie Derr

November 7, 1956 - June 16, 2019

Sharon Marie (Peschl) Derr, age 62, passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early hours of June 16, 2019, in her home in Sun Prairie, WI. She was born in Madison, WI on November 7, 1956 to Donald and Dolores (Smyth) Peschl, the seventh child of 11. Her heart for people and getting to know them on a personal level shone through her many successful career ventures. Early in her life, she...
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Thomas Newcomer

June 8, 2019

Thomas Dwight Newcomer, 84, passed away on June 8, 2019 in Orfordville, doing what he loved to do, staying busy. He was born December 13, 1934, in Janesville, Wisconsin, the son of Dwight and Marie (Laube) Newcomer. He was the oldest businessman in Orfordville, having been a funeral director owning and operating Newcomer-Silverthorn Chapel on the Hill for the past sixty-two years. As a little...
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Meryl Turek

June 5, 2019

Meryl R. Turek, age 104, passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Columbia County Health Care Center. She was born on November 7, 1914 and was the daughter o f Harvey and Martha Uphoff. She married Bernard Turek on May 27, 1939 in Dubuque, IA. Meryl worked at Wisconsin Porcelain for 35 years. She is survived by her son Terry (Lois) Turek of Portage; 3 grandchildren, Debbie (Mike) Willan of...
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Mary Romine

June 5, 2019

Mary A. Romine, age 77, passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Hyland Park in Sun Prairie. She was born to John and Anna Liebsch on January 9, 1942 in LaCrosse. She graduated from Winona Senior High School in 1959. She married David Romine on July 2, 1960 in Dakota, MN. Mary and Dave owned and operated a Dunkin Donuts in Madison. She worked many holiday seasons at the Wisconsin Cheeseman...
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Mary Ann Mautz

May 28, 2019

Mary Ann Mautz passed away on May 28, 2019, at her home in East Bristol. She was born on October 22 in East Bristol, the daughter of Adalbert and Antonia (Sutter) Mautz. She was a graduate of Columbus High School, Columbia County Teachers College, and UW-Whitewater where she earned her master's degree in elementary education. She was an elementary school teacher of 4th-6th grades in Windsor,...
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Elaine A. Kimmerly

May 1, 1929 - May 16, 2019

Elaine A. Kimmerly, age 90, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Cedar Crest Assisted living in Janesville surrounded by her family. She was born on May 1, 1929 and was the daughter of Roy and Martha (Guse) Matthias. She married George Kimmerly on April 24, 1948. Elaine worked at Sub Zero in Madison prior to retiring from there. She then worked 22 more years at River City Snacks, for her...
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Alice Ann Trapp

June 18, 1940 - May 13, 2019

Alice A. Trapp, age 78, passed away on Monday, May 13, 2019, in Columbus. She was born on June 18, 1940 in Ashton to Ambrose and Julia (Maly) Meinholz. Alice was married on August 20, 1963, to John Trapp. Alice loved her family, flowers, gardening as well as cooking. She was a member of the Christian Mothers. She is survived by her husband John; 4 children, Barb, Ron, Susan (George) Gille and...
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Kathleen Ann Leahy

October 13, 1948 - May 10, 2019

Kathleen Ann Leahy, age 70, passed away peacefully on Friday May 10th, 2019 at Agrace Hospice Center in Fitchburg with her loving family by her side. She was born on October 13th, 1948 in Sheboygan, WI. She was employed by Poolies Northgate, Inn On The Park, Sports Pub and Oscar Mayer. She spent most of her time in Madison and then moving to Tallgrass Assisted Living in Sun Prairie. Some of...
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Kenneth Kenny Mack

May 10, 2019

Kenneth L. "Kenny" Mack, age 78, passed away on Friday, May 10th, 2019. Kenny was born on March 3rd, 1941, the first child of Kenneth H. & Opal G. Mack. He grew up in rural Sauk with his beloved family. Kenny graduated from Prairie du Sac High School in 1959. He married Kathy Stick in 1963, the mother of his two daughters, Deanna and Kristy. He married Carol Chase in 1995. Kenny worked at The...
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Lennice E. Barr

July 29, 1929 - April 24, 2019

Lennice E. Barr, of Sun Prairie, passed away Wednesday April 24, 2019. Lennice was born July 29, 1929 in Colby to Edwin and Lydia (Schumann) Frome. Lennice was married to the love of her life, Don, for 68 years. Lennice is survived by her husband, Don; children Rob (Kathy) of Milwaukee, Vicki (Jim) Peterson of Saukville, Sandy (Bob) Hundt of Sun Prairie, and Lori (Rick) Govier of Oregon;...
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Sandra Jones

April 20, 2019

BRODHEAD – Sandra Lou Jones, 75, of Brodhead passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Saturday, April 20, 2019, after a short, but courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Freeport, Illinois on September 24, 1943, the daughter of Howard and Bernice (Phillips) Kohn. She was the mother of three daughters, Debra (Paul) Heins Brodhead, Tamara (Rob) Gibbs, Brodhead and Sheila...
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James M. Hansberry

September 23, 1932 - April 15, 2019

James (Jim) Martin Hansberry, age 86, passed away gracefully at home on April 15, 2019. He was born May 9, 1932 in Reedsburg to Gilbert and Lenore (Greenwood) Hansberry. Jim was a graduate of Madison East High School class of 1952. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Jim married Marvel (Mert) Markee on June 18, 1956. Jim was an Engineer for Chicago Northwestern Railroad for 45...
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Thomas M. Tubbs

July 11, 1930 - April 14, 2019

Thomas M. Tubbs, age 88, passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. Tom entered into his eternal home with our Lord surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 11, 1930 in Madison, and was the son of Monroe and Leila (Ludden) Tubbs. He married Rita Kexel on September 8, 1956 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Elkhorn. Tom graduated West High School in 1948...
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Joan Norby

April 12, 2019

BELOIT– Joan P. Norby, age 78, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2019 at home. She was born June 3, 1940 in Orfordville, Wisconsin, the daughter of Clarence and Leonora Iolene (Georgeson) Gilbertson. Joan was a Parkview Class of 1958 graduate. She liked to remind us that she was a high school cheerleader. She was married to Ronald Norby in January 1966 in The Church by the Side of the Road,...
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Charlotte Shanahan

April 11, 2019

Charlotte C. Shanahan, age 88, passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019, at UW Hospital in Madison surrounded by her family. She was born on September 17, 1930, in Dubuque, Iowa, the daughter of Dr. Julian and Anne Nemmers. She married John Shanahan on December 27, 1950 in Dubuque.Charlotte attended the Visitation and Clarke College. She was a teacher's aide and managed the Learning Center at...
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Gertrude Lobenstein

April 6, 2019

Gertrude I. Lobenstein, age 96 passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Sylvan Crossings in Waunakee. She was born on Febraury 2, 1923 in Monroe and was the daughter of Louis and Lela (Seflow) Birkholz. She married Clarence Lobenstein on Feb., 26, 1942 in Wisconsin Dells. Gert was a charter member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church with her husband. She served as American Legion Auxillary...
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Stanley Chadwick

April 1, 2019

Stanley J. Chadwick, age 73, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2019, at his home in Sun Prairie. He was born on July 14, 1945 in Boscobel and was the son of Russell and Gladys (Mercer) Chadwick. He married Janet (Dollak) Hay on September 10, 1982 at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church. Stan served 3 years in the U.S Army stationed in Germany, and worked many years at the Wisconsin Cheeseman...
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John W. Belda

August 27, 1939 - April 1, 2019

John W. Belda, age 79, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2019 at his home in Sun Prairie. John was born on August 27, 1939 in Madison and was the son of Edmund and Berniece (Runde) Belda. He married Joan Millea on June 6, 1964 at St. Cecelias Cathedral in Omaha, Nebraska in a double wedding with Joan's sister Geri Zilm. John served in the Army Reserves. He worked alongside his father and sister at...
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Barbara Kahl

March 23, 2019

Barbara Jean (Tonstad) Kahl, 57, of Belleville, WI, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison, WI surrounded by her loved ones. She was born the daughter of Lawrence and Mary Tonstad, on April 8, 1961 in Madison, WI. Barb graduated from La Follette High School in 1979. She is survived by her 6 children; David (Samantha Lawler) Tonstad,...
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Magdalen Maggie Birrenkott

March 22, 2019

Magdalen (Maggie) A. Birrenkott, age 86, passed away on Friday, March 22, 2019, at Hyland Crossings in Sun Prairie. She was born on Nov. 5, 1932, in DeForest. Maggie was married on April 8, 1953, to her lifelong love, Reuben, at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church in Sun Prairie, sharing 61 years until his death in 2014. For Maggie, "home" was the 82-acre farm she shared with Reuben near North Bristol...
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Charles E. Hart

January 6, 1930 - March 17, 2019

Charles E. Hart. Age 89, passed away at St. Mary's hospital in Madison on Sunday, March 17, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was born on January 6, 1930, in Marshall, the son of Earl and Ella (Jaeger) Hart. Charles graduated from Marshall High School in 1948, and from the Wisconsin Institute of Mortuary Science in Milwaukee in June 1951. Charles served in the United States Marine Corp. from...
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Monsignor Douglas Dushack

March 15, 2019

Reverend Monsignor Douglas Dushack entered eternal life on Friday, March 15, 2019 at the age of 73, at Agrace Hospice in Fitchburg. He was born on December 21, 1945 in Madison. After attending Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Parish Grade School in Sun Prairie, Msgr. Dushack continued his high school education at Sun Prairie Public High School. He started his collegiate studies at Queen of...
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Margaret Soma

June 12, 1928 - March 13, 2019

Margaret Soma, age 90, passed away at home in Sun Prairie on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. She was born on June 12, 1928, in Monroe County to Louis and Lela (Seflow) Birkholz. She married Nenfred Soma on June 12, 1947 in Wisconsin Dells. Margaret worked at Wisconsin Porcelain and the Sun Prairie School System. She is survived by a son Kenneth of Sun Prairie; daughter Judy (Emil) Lesch of New...
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Harold John Christian

December 9, 1930 - March 11, 2019

Harold J. Christian, age 88, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2019 at New Perspective Senior Living in Sun Prairie. He was born on December 9, 1930 to Reinhold and Ella (Dobberpuhl) Christian in the township of Theresa, WI. He was baptized on December 21, 1930 and confirmed on June 11, 1944 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Teresa, WI. Harold graduated from Mayville High School in 1948 and joined the...
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Maxentia Fern Gomes

January 5, 1932 - March 6, 2019

Maxentia F. Gomes, age 87, passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. Max was born on January 5, 1932 in Madison. She was the daughter of Herbert and Colette (Brown) Retzlaff. She married Herman Gomes in Madison. Max worked as a Special Education Aid at Sun Prairie High School for many years. She is survived by her 4 daughters, Coletta (Gary) Haarklau of...
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Edith May Wetzel

February 12, 1925 - March 4, 2019

Edith Mae Wetzel She was born February 12, 1925 in Columbia County, Wisconsin to Lee and Merna (née Dunning). She married Milton Albert Wetzel on August 5, 1947. Went to her heavenly home on March 4th, 2019. Ede is how she'd sign her name when corresponding with friends. She did an awesome job as a wife to Milton, "Bud", and as a mother raising six children on a farm in York Center,...
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Leona Nichols

March 2, 2019

Leona Louise (Baraga) Nichols passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 2, 2019. Leona was born on May 8, 1924 in the Upper Peninsula town of Channing, Michigan. She was the youngest of nine children of Karl and Louise Baraga, who immigrated to the United States from Austria. After graduating from Channing High School in 1942, Lee moved to Milwaukee to attend the Business Institute of...
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Helen "Bette" Krebs

August 29, 1923 - March 1, 2019

Helen "Bette" Krebs, age 95, passed away on Friday, March 1, 2019, at Prairie Gardens in Sun Prairie. She was born on August 29, 1923, the daughter of Alvin and Helen (Haberman) Motl. On October 9, 1945 she married Lloyd Krebs in Marshall. They farmed for fifty years in the Sun Prairie area. Bette loved playing cards and she was also a Green Bay Packers and Badger fan. Bette is survived by...
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Dolores M. Wright

May 28, 1934 - February 28, 2019

Dolores M. Wright, age 84, passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Agrace Hospice Care in Fitchburg. She was born on May 28, 1934 in Sun Prairie to Albert and Hattie (Klug) Nordness. She married Wilbur Wright on December 25, 1991 at Sacred Hearts Church in Sun Prairie. She worked 31 years for the State of Wisconsin. Dolores enjoyed playing cards, trying her luck at the casino, and...
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Mercedes Moellenberndt

February 27, 2019

Mercedes M. Moellenberndt, age 97, passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at Alden Estates of Jefferson. She was born on August 14, 1921 in Elizabeth, IL, and was the daughter of Otto and Mary (Huilman) Berlage. She married Wallace Moellenberndt on May 29, 1947 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Elizabeth. Mercedes was a member of St. Anne's Council of Catholic Women. She was a woman of...
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Marilyn Rose Straus

January 15, 1927 - February 22, 2019

Marilyn R. Straus, passed away of natural causes on Thursday February 22, 2019 at New Perspective Senior Care in Sun Prairie, WI. She was employed by Wigwam Corp in Sheboygan her entire career. She was preceded in death by mother Julia (Etzkorn), father Jacob Straus, brother Jack Straus. A Mass of Christian Burial and private interment celebrating her life will be held at a later date in...
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Isabel Schleicher

March 3, 1921 - February 6, 2019

Isabel Schleicher of Sun Prairie, age 97, passed away peacefully on February 6, 2019 at Meadows Assisted Living and Memory Care in Spring Green, WI where she received excellent care her last three years. Born in Madison, March 3, 1921, Isabel was the eldest of Alice (Kraus) and Arthur Veith's five children. Isabel developed her love of music, gardening, and baking while helping her mother, and...
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Victor M. Aime

November 30, 1932 - February 6, 2019

Victor M. Aime, age 86 passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at Agrace Hospice Care in Fitchburg. He was born on November 30, 1932 in Jersey City, NJ and was the son of Victor and Emma (Kramer) Aime. He married Elizabeth Busch on September 1, 1962 in Cuba City, WI. Victor's loves included his family, Beagle dogs, Badgers, Packers, Brewers and Bucks. Victor served in the U.S. Airforce...
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Sherrie Faanes

February 4, 2019

Sherrie L. Faanes, age 62, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 4, 2019 at her home. She was born on April 17, 1956 in Madison and was the daughter of Eldrue and Ethell (Rowan) Faanes. Sherrie enjoyed her companion and loyal dog Scoop for many years. She is survived by her mother Ethell "Windy"; a sister Vicki Lipka, a brother Bruce (Frannie) Faanes; 3 nieces Nicole (Alex) Van Maren;...
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Donald G. Couillard

November 7, 1947 - February 3, 2019

Donald G. Couillard, age 71, passed away from cancer on February 3, 2019. He came into this world in a car on a bridge on the way to a hospital in Chippewa Falls, WI on November 7, 1947. He graduated from Madison East High School. Don was a Vietnam Veteran who served in the U.S. Navy for four years. He married Jayne L. Mittenzwei on August 14, 1971 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Sauk City. ...
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Pamela Sue Benzel

February 11, 1955 - February 3, 2019

Pamela Sue Benzel, age 63, passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at Mercy Health System. She was born February 11, 1955 in Janesville, Wisconsin, the daughter of James and Dorothy (Zee) Ballew. Pam married Dale Benzel on February 22, 1985 in Footville, Wisconsin. She was born and raised in the Footville area. Pam was a graduate of the Parkview High School, Class of 1973. She earned her...
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Conrad Allen Belda

July 21, 1940 - February 1, 2019

Conrad "Allan" Belda, age 78 passed away on Friday, February 1, 2019 at his home at St. Coletta of Wisconsin in Jefferson. This has been his home for the past 24 years. Allan was born on July 21, 1940 to Conrad and Marie (Miller) Belda. Allan attended grade school at St. Coletta and returned to his rural DeForest home to help his father and brother on their dairy farm. Allan was very happy to...
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Michael Charles Devenish

January 4, 1950 - January 28, 2019

Michael Charles Devenish, age 69, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away unexpectedly on Monday January 28, 2019 near Palm Springs, CA. He was born on January 4, 1950 in Albuquerque, NM to Robert and Alpha (Piatt) Devenish. He married Sharon Maly on June 26, 1971 at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church in Sun Prairie. He is survived by his wife of over 47 years, Sharon, son Ryan (Diana) of...
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Richard Ramsey

January 24, 2019

Richard Edward Ramsey, age 76, passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2019 in Sun Prairie, WI. He was born on February 28, 1942, in the Lake View Hotel downtown Madison, to Arthur and Esther (Luther) Ramsey. He was the youngest of four siblings: Virginia, Bill, and Betty. Richard was born just three months after Pearl Harbor, with the war efforts sharply shaping the childhood he spent in...
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