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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, Riley Stanek, Turner (Rebekkah) Stanek, and numerous nieces, nephews...
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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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Dolores A. Hachmeister

August 9, 1931 - January 19, 2019

Dolores A. Hachmeister, age 87, passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2019, at New Perspective Senior Living in Sun Prairie. She was born on August 9, 1931, in Chicago to John and Ann (Kolend) Walter. She is survived by her children, Scott (Kristen) Immens, Kirk (Nancy) Immens, and Lisa (Steve) Sprindis; grandchildren Kate (Alex) Staley, Sofie and Mollie Immens, and Kayla and Jake Sprindis. ...
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Jerome "Jerry" Benisch

January 15, 1926 - January 13, 2019

Jerome R. Benisch died on January 13, 2019 two days before his 93rd birthday at Heritage Senior Living in Monona. He was born at home on January 15, 1926, in a farm house in York Township Dane County to Oscar and Florence (Lessner) Benisch. He lived his youth in East Bristol. He married the love of his life Mary Denstedt in 1948 at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary church and they were married...
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Volodymyr "Vole" Skibicky

November 17, 1922 - January 8, 2019

Volodymyr (Vole) Skibicky age 96, passed away on January 8, 2019, in Sun Prairie at Brookdale Memory Care, where he received excellent care, along with SSM Hospice. He was born November 17, 1922 in Zhovkva, (Oblast: Lvov) Ukraine to Zachary and Anna (Brukhail) Skibicky, the eldest of 7. During WWII he was conscripted to work in German factories. After the war he was sponsored by an American...
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Irma Hintze

January 8, 2019

Irma C. Hintze, age 91, passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at her home in Sun Prairie, She was born on June 12, 1927 in Waynesboro, VA to Honorat and Irma (Philebert) Cloutier. She worked for Sacred Hearts Liturgical Committee until she was 86 years old. Irma was also a longtime dog enthusiast. She is survived by her 4 children, V. Greg (Karen) Hintze, Paul Hintze, Mark Hintze (Todd...
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Beatrice M. Wolfe-Barth

October 18, 1916 - January 7, 2019

Beatrice M. Wolfe-Barth, age 102, passed away on Monday, January 7, 2019 at Sienna Crest in Marshall. She was born on October 18, 1916 in Madison and was the daughter of Louis and Charlotte (Manley) Drunasky. She lived her entire life within 12 miles of Sun Prairie, on farms in DeForest and Marshall early in her married life, and later in the communities of Waterloo and Sun Prairie. She worked...
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Clarence M. Haas

April 14, 1924 - January 5, 2019

Clarence M. Haas, age 94, passed away at Monroe Clinic Hospital in Monroe on Saturday, January 5, 2019. He was born April 14, 1924 in Beloit, the son of Albert and Bessie (Chamberlin) Haas. He married Nancy Libke on November 16, 1958. Clarence was a World War II veteran. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946 in the South Pacific, Australia and Philippines. He was a dairy farmer for...
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Verla Quamme

January 3, 2019

Verla Mae (Johnson) Quamme, age 85 passed away Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Agrace in Fitchburg. She was born on January 6, 1933 in Viroqua. She married Thomas Arthur Quamme on October 11, 1958 at the Viroqua Bethel Lutheran Church and had two children. There are many people who would say Verla was kind, intelligent, quiet and shy. She was but she was so much more. Her strength, faith in God...
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Donald F. Zitzner

August 2, 1954 - January 1, 2019

Donald F. Zitzner, age 64, passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 in Sun Prairie. He was born in Madison on August 2, 1954 to Virgil and Patricia (Frederickson) Zitzner. Don was a general contractor who owned and operated DFZ Enterprises, building many homes in the Dane County area. Don is survived by his daughter Michelle (Travis) McCullough; grandson Connor McCullough; a brother Dennis and...
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Darlene "Judy" Benz

January 21, 1939 - December 31, 2018

Darlene "Judy" Benz, age 79, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday December 31, 2018 in Sun Prairie. She was born to Joseph and Gerda (Hermanson) Mickelson on January 21, 1939 on the family farm in Sun Prairie. She married Jerome Benz on January 18, 1958 at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church in Sun Prairie. Judy was a very kind and giving person, who always had a smile and a...
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Mary Katherine Hanneman

October 21, 1932 - December 26, 2018

Mary K. Hanneman, age 86, stepped gently into eternity Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. Mary was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and longtime Catholic School teacher at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary School in Sun Prairie, where she has lived since 1965. Mary was born in Cudahy, Wisconsin, on Oct. 21, 1932 — the seventh of 11 children of Earl J. Mulqueen Sr. and the former Margaret Madonna Dailey....
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James Balch

December 22, 2018

James T. Balch, Sr., age 77, passed away at his home in Janesville on Saturday, December 22, 2018. He was born March 1, 1941 in Janesville, the son Ralph and Dorothy (Millard) Balch. He married Janice Kettle on May 25, 1963 at Plymouth Methodist Church in Plymouth Township. Jim was a member of Plymouth United Methodist Church. He worked for General Motors, Beloit Corporation and drove for...
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Leonore S. Weber

June 22, 1914 - December 20, 2018

Leonore (Lee) Salome Weber, 104, died Thursday, December 20, 2018 in Sun Prairie. She was born in Perry Township on June 22, 1914 to Albert and Mary (Sutter) Haag. She was the oldest of 12 children. She met Carl Weber at a dance in Madison, and on August 27, 1939 she married him in Perry. They lived on the Weber farm all their lives. Lee was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Christian...
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Eunice Pearl Lythjohan

December 1, 1926 - December 19, 2018

Eunice Pearl Lythjohan, age 92, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at her home. She was born December 1, 1926 in rural Oregon, Wisconsin, the daughter of Edwin and Alice (Olson) Lawry. Eunice married Robert Lythjohan on December 27, 1946 in Oregon, Wisconsin. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She is survived by her husband, Robert; two...
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Ann Marie Tollefson Renly

March 11, 1933 - December 17, 2018

Anne Marie Tollefson Renly, age 85, died on Monday, December 17, 2018 at Life Care Center, Reno, Nevada. She was born March 11, 1933 in Orfordville, the daughter of Art and Emily (Harnden) Tollefson. She graduated from Orfordville High School, attended Milwaukee State Teachers College, and was a member of Delta Omicron, music sorority. Anne married Edward Renly, the love of her life, on...
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Marjorie G. Scheel

November 18, 1921 - December 8, 2018

Marjorie G. Scheel, age 97, passed away on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. She was born on November 18, 1921 in Waterloo to Ross and Ida (Miller) Robbins. She married Gordon Scheel on May 2, 1946 at St. Paul's in Waterloo. Marjorie loved making quilts and was a member of the Lydians Society at St. Paul's in Marshall. She loved spending time with her family and...
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Cleotha "Cleo" Smith

October 11, 1931 - December 7, 2018

Cleotha "Cleo" M. Smith, age 87, passed away on Friday, December 7, 2018, in Sun Prairie. She was born on October11, 1931 in Sun Prairie to Mark and Frieda (Breunig) Haberman. She married Robert Smith on October 28, 1950 at Sacred Hearts Church in Sun Prairie. She worked at Herreman's for many years and also worked at Conrad's Sentry in Sun Prairie. Cleo loved her flowers, gardening, watching...
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Wilbur "Bill" Fiedler

December 7, 1923 - December 3, 2018

Wilbur A. "Bill" Fiedler, age 95, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2018 at his home in Monona. He was born in Freeport, IL on December 7, 1923, the son of Anthony and Margaret (Allemond) Fiedler. He was educated in the Freeport Catholic Schools. He enlisted in the Army soon after graduating from Aquin High. He was a member of the U.S. 9th Army, 381st Engineer Combat Battalion serving in the...
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James S. Erickson

December 7, 1924 - November 23, 2018

James S. Erickson, age 93, passed away in Madison on Friday, November 23, 2018. He was born on December 7, 1924, in Rio to Ingwald and Bertha (Olson) Erickson. He married Pearl Gross on September 17, 1949 in Sun Prairie. James worked for the Dane Count Highway Department and Steve's Wholesale Cheese in Sun Prairie. He enjoyed gambling, cards, bingo, taking trips, watching kids and grandkids,...
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Audrey A. Kasper

May 2, 1928 - November 22, 2018

Audrey A. Kasper, age 90, passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2018 in Madison. She was born in Beaver Dam on May 2, 1928 to Edward and Regina (Marlewski) Gergen. Audrey married Don Kasper on August 11, 1951 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Beaver Dam. Audrey is survived by her husband Don; children, Gary (Mary) Kasper, Linda (Brian) Pankow, and Michael (Cory) Kasper; 8 grandchildren Sindy ...
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Gale B. Chase

September 3, 1922 - November 7, 2018

Gale B. Chase, age 96, passed away on November 7, 2018, in Madison. He was born September 3, 1922, the son of Philip and Catherine (Kehres) Chase. He married Alice Schernecker in May of 1945. Gale served in the Army during WWII in radio communications. After discharge he returned home to continue farming and started Chase Radio and TV, with his brother Clarence. After retiring from farming...
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Victor Kozlowski

December 13, 1926 - November 7, 2018

Victor Kozlowki, age 91, died on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 in Madison. He was born in Rywald, Poland on December 13, 1926. During WWII he was taken by the German Army, then brought to the United States by the U.S. Army as a young adult. He met his wife Alicja in Chicago, before moving to Wisconsin to raise a family. Victor is survived by a son Andrew; and daughter Madeleine (Jeff) Rossing; 3...
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Daniel G. McIntosh

May 19, 1956 - November 5, 2018

Daniel G. McIntosh, age 62, passed away on Monday, November 5, 2018 at Badger Prairie Health Center after a long illness with Frontal Temporal Dementia. He was born on May 19, 1956 in Madison and was the son of Robert and Doris (Dougherty) McIntosh. He was married to LeAnn Weisensel on July 4, 1996 in Las Vegas, NV. He worked driving semi for Roberts & Dybdahl for 27 years. Dan enjoyed Bowling...
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Gary F. Schoonmaker

November 8, 1942 - October 31, 2018

Gary F. Schoonmaker, age 75, died at home on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 in Sun Prairie. He was born in Olean, NY on November 8, 1942 to Francis W. and Anne (Derival) Schoonmaker. He married Kay Donaldson February 15, 1969 in West Covina, CA. Gary graduated from Alfred State in Alfred, NY in 1962, and later received his BS in Animal Science at Cal Poly University in Pomona, CA in 1968. He...
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Lila A. Knuth

July 7, 1926 - October 24, 2018

Lila A. Knuth, age 92, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. She was born on July 7, 1926 in Chicago to Mike and Rose (Gillespie) Norton. Lila grew up in Ironton, WI. She attended Ironstate Graded School for her first 10 years of school. She then attended Wonewoc High School where she completed her last 2 years of school, graduating in 1944. Lila then...
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Margie Jane Allen

August 13, 2018 - October 18, 2018

Margie Jane Allen, age 95, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, October 18, 2018, at the Sun Prairie Health Care Center. She was born in Portage on August 13, 1923 to Reinhold and Millie (Frederickson) Rohde. She married John D. Allen on March 17, 1943. Margie worked as a Controller at PIC in Portage, WI and for Ashland Oil Industries in Deland, FL. She is survived by her children,...
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Maureen Moriarity

October 10, 2018

Maureen "Mo" Moriarity, age 67, passed away surrounded by family and loved ones on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at her home in Sun Prairie. She was born in Chicago on February 19, 1951 to Duard and Marie (Caluris) Harrington. She married Edmund Moriarity on July 8, 1988 in Chippewa Falls, WI. Maureen proudly served her country spending 6 years in the Army Reserves, 84th Division. She worked for...
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Margo Louise Jorgensen

October 9, 2018

Margo Louise Jorgensen, infant daughter of Jake and Jacqueline (Dillenburg) Jorgensen passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at Childrens Hospital in Milwaukee after battling a congenital heart defect. She was born on August 17, 2018, in Sun Prairie. She is survived by her parents, grandparents: Michael and Julie Jorgensen, Robert and Doris Dillenburg; five great grandparents; uncles and...
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Gary D. Dushack

March 8, 1939 - October 8, 2018

Gary D. Dushack, age 79, passed away on Monday, October 8, 2018 at U.W. Hospital in Madison. He was born in Madison on March 8, 1939 to Glen and Edith (Smyth) Dushack. He married Janet Quamme on January 7, 1961 at Sacred Hearts Church. Gary served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1960. He worked for Madison Concrete and Pipe for 49 years and retired in 2009. He is survived by his wife Janet;...
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Robert Stutzman

September 29, 2018

Robert R. Stutzman, age 87, passed away peacefully on September 29th, 2018. He was born December 8, 1930 in Appleton, Wisconsin, son to Earl and Cora (Stuewer) Stutzman. Robert was united in marriage to Delores (Krause) Stutzman on July 7, 1950 in Shawano, WI. Robert and Delores then moved to Spokane, Washington where Robert served with the U.S. Air Force. Once Robert was discharged from...
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Arlene "Lena" Weichmann

July 22, 1927 - September 29, 2018

Arlene "Lena" Weichmann, age 91, passed away on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. She was born on July 22, 1927 in Sun Prairie. Arlene married Earl "Bud" Weichmann on August 22, 1950. Arlene was a longtime hostess at Herremans in Sun Prairie having worked over 60 years there. She was also a longtime member of Bristol Lutheran Church. She is survived by 4...
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James "Jim" Baertschi

February 8, 1948 - September 25, 2018

James (Jim) Baertschi, age 70, passed away on September 25, 2018 at home in Orfordville. He was born in Beloit, Wisconsin on February 8, 1948, the son of Fred and Sally Ann (Sturdevant) Baertschi. James married Rose Rheinschmidt in 1967 at Peoples Church, Beloit. He worked for General Motors for 22 ½ years. James drove school bus for Kobussen and tow truck for Burtness Chevrolet. He owned his...
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Jerry Murphy

September 18, 2018

Jerry Arthur Murphy (DOB 9/1/65), 53, of Sun Prairie finished his 6 year battle with cancer just after midnight on September 18th, 2018. He did so on his own terms, at home, surrounded by family, and without pain. He was born in Orange, CA, the youngest son of Glenn and Shirley (Wingo) Murphy. In 1987 he was married to Kimberly Rudisaille. They have one daughter, Heather Lynn Murphy. Jerry...
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Dean Strohmenger

September 17, 2018

Dean P. Strohmenger, age 85, passed away on Monday, September, 17, 2018 at his home in Sun Prairie surrounded by his family. He was born on March 17, 1933 in Madison and was the son of Howard and Marie (Rademacher) Strohmenger. He married Janet Harry on September 2, 1953 in Sun Prairie. Dean was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving from 1953 to 1955. He worked as a payroll specialist for the...
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Dorothy E. Bladorn

September 16, 2018

ORFORDVILLE – Dorothy E. Bladorn, age 88, died on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Woods Crossing, Brodhead. She was born February 1, 1930 in the Town of Spring Valley, the daughter of Frederick and Selma (Hain) Willing. She graduated from Orfordville High School in 1947. Dorothy married Frederick Bladorn on November 11, 1949 at Orfordville Lutheran Church. She was a lifelong member of Orfordville...
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Kenneth Dowden

November 25, 1943 - September 14, 2018

Kenneth Dowden, age 74, passed away on Friday, September 14, 2018 in Janesville. He was one of fourteen children, born on November 25, 1943, in Milwaukee, the son of Plenty "Big Daddy" and Ann (Sommers) Dowden. Ken was married for 54 wonderful years to Betty Baggett on June 18, 1965 in Clarksville, TN. Ken served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a heavy equipment mechanic for many years...
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Clara Higgins

February 10, 1915 - September 4, 2018

Clara Higgins, age 103, passed away peacefully on September 4, 2018, in Sun Prairie. She was born to Carl and Nellie (Muller) Reinen on February 10, 1915, in Sun Prairie. She married William "Bud" Higgins in February, 1941, in Waterloo. Clara's love of family was extremely important to her. She was a wonderful seamstress, she was very fashionable with a beautiful smile, loved to dance and also...
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David Duane Dushack

May 22, 1947 - September 3, 2018

David D. Dushack, age 71, passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. He was born in Columbus on May 22, 1947 to Glen and Edith (Smyth) Dushack. He married JoAnn Manner on November 27, 1965 at Sacred Hearts Church. David spent his years working as a truck driver. He was also a long-time bartender at Jerry's Bar in Madison. He enjoyed playing softball, collecting...
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