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Lois J. Martineau

June 28, 1932 - April 17, 2018

Lois J. Martineau (Zastrow), at age 85, was called home to peace with our Savior Jesus Christ on April 17,2018. Lois was born in St. Paul, MN to Theodore and Jeanette Martineau. Her older brother, Ronnie, and she went on many long walks with their mother through historical areas of the Twin Cities. Lois graduated from Central High School, and then took classes at the Univ. of MN. She worked...
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Richard E. Dary

May 10, 1931 - April 16, 2018

Richard Edward Dary, Sr., 86, died peacefully Monday, April 16, 2018, at home with his family surrounding him in love. He was born on May 10, 1931 to William and Marie (Kruse) Dary. He married Marion E. (Evert) Dary on May 22, 1954. Richard served from 1948 to 1952 as a naval seaman. He was involved in active duty aboard the USS Iowa and the USS Manchester during the Korean War. In 2016,...
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LeRoy J.W. Altenburg

July 10, 1933 - April 12, 2018

LeRoy J.W. Altenburg age 84, passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2018. He was born on July 10, 1933 in Poynette to Fredrick and Esther (Krier) Altenburg. LeRoy served in the U.S. Navy, aboard the USS Sigourney 643, during the Korean War from 1952 to 1956. He worked as a crane operator and a member of I.U. of O.E. Local 139 since 1958. LeRoy is survived by nephew's, Ray and Danny (Diane)...
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Bernice Motl

April 7, 2018

Bernice E. Motl age 94, passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2018, surrounded by her loving family at St. Mary's Hospital. She was born on March 3, 1924 in Sun Prairie and was the daughter of Henry and Eleanor (Breunig) Duschack. Bernice met and married Aloys Motl and made their home in Sun Prairie. She raised her family and in later years worked for Wisconsin Porcelain Co. Bernice is...
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Randi Remus Rice

April 6, 2018

Randi L. (Remus) Rice, age 60 passed away unexpectedly at her home on Friday, April 6, 2018. She was born in Fort Atkinson on May 21, 1957 and was the daughter of Shirley and Ed Remus. She attended school at Sun Prairie and graduated in 1975. Randi retired from American Family Insurance in 2011 she also worked part time at Perkins restaurant and most recently Piggly Wiggly in Cottage Grove. ...
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Lloyd J. Renz

January 17, 1928 - March 26, 2018

Lake Mills/Madison—Lloyd J. Renz, (Harley Davidson Lloyd), age 90, passed away on Monday, March 26, 2018 at the Fort Atkinson Hospital. He was born on January 17, 1928 and was the son of George and Helen (Benisch) Renz. He served in the United States Army in Germany followed by 45 years of employment at Oscar Mayer followed by an active retirement, racking up tens of thousands of miles on his...
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Danny Crain

March 24, 2018

Danny L. (Dan) Crain, age 68 died on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison due to heart complications. He was born on May 27, 1949 in Springfield, TN to James and Emojean (Inman) Crain. He was the oldest of 5 children. Dan moved to Wisconsin to attend the Diesel Driving School where he met his future wife. He married Mary Tuschen on March 17, 1973 in Sun Prairie. He is...
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Robert J. Mundt

September 27, 1947 - March 23, 2018

Robert J. Mundt, age 70, passed away on Friday, March 23, 2018 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. He was born on September 27, 1947 to Harold and Doris (Tennant) Mundt. He married Donna Mae Burrow on March 27, 1971 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lake Mills. Bob graduated from Sun Prairie High School in 1965. He farmed most of his life, served in the Army Reserve National Guard, and most...
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Betty Skrenes

March 18, 2018

Betty W. Skrenes, age 96, passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2018, in Kenosha. She was born on April 17, 1921 the adopted daughter of Vivian and Anna Waldref of Leeds, Wisconsin. She was a long time resident of Sun Prairie and won numerous prizes for her Rosemaling. She is survived by three sons; Norman (Peg) of Meridianville, AL, Neal (Andrea) and Noel (Elaine) both of Tampa, FL, two...
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Jacob E, Schiess

March 16, 2018

Jacob E. Schiess, age 89, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, March 16, 2018, in Sun Prairie. He was born on September 11, 1928, to Jake and Frieda (Aeschliman) Schiess in the Town of Windsor. He married Donna Marie Blaschka on April 24, 1954 at Sacred Hearts Church in Sun Prairie. He was a veteran of the Army during the Korean War. Jake worked as a carpenter. He was a...
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LaVerne R.L. Tjugum

March 16, 2018

LaVerne R. Tjugum, age 86, passed away on Friday, March 16, 2018, in Madison. He was born on August 20, 1931 in the Town of Bristol to Oscar and Emma (Weigen) Tjugum. LaVerne married Beverly Morrick in Sun Prairie. He farmed his entire life in the Sun Prairie area. He is survived by his wife; 3 children Dennis (Linda), Jamie (Kim), and Michael; 7 grandchildren Matthew (Susanne), Jessica ...
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Patricia "Pat" Kennedy

December 21, 1946 - March 16, 2018

Patricia "Pat" Kennedy, age 71, entered God's loving arms on Friday, March 16, 2018, due to complications of cancer. She was born on December 21, 1946 to Alessio and Mary (Mizia) Salerno in Chicago, IL. Pat married her beloved husband and best friend Jack on December 24, 1968 in Chicago, IL. Pat was a loving caring person who provided great support, love and wisdom to her family and clients...
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Robert H. Thomas

March 12, 2018

Robert H. Thomas, age 93, passed away on Monday, March 12, 2018, in Sun Prairie. He was born on October 30, 1924 to Adolph and Gertrude (Balzer) Thomas in the Town of Burke. Bob attended Sun Prairie High School while he and his mother farmed as his dad was bed ridden. He owned his own milk truck for many years. In the 50's he worked for the Sun Prairie Police Department part time. He then...
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Kenneth Ebert

March 6, 2018

Kenneth J. Ebert, passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 having surpassed his goal of living to 88 2/3 years. He was born on May 23, 1929 in the Town of Hampden, the son of Oscar and Loretta (Doleshaw) Ebert. Ken worked as a farmer for over 75 years. His greatest passion was dancing. With his brother he attended all the community dances he could. He was most proud of dancing on John Schermerhorn...
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Esther Speropulos

March 4, 2018

Esther M. Speropulos, age 89, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at her home in Sun Prairie. She was born on October 8, 1928 to John and Victoria (Koniak) Stromski in Benald, Illinois. She attended St. Bernard's Catholic School from 2nd through 8th grade. Esther graduated from Madison East High School. She married John Speropulos on October 30, 1947 at St. Bernard Catholic Church...
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Ronald Lee Gherke

May 22, 1952 - February 20, 2018

Ronald L Gherke, age 65, passed away peacefully on Tuesday February 20, 2018 at home. He was born to Marlin and Evelyn (Kwapnioski) Gherke in Omaha, Nebraska on May 22, 1952. Ron married Karla Haarklau on May 29, 2009 in Sun Prairie. Ron was a perfectionist who loved enhancing things, boating, camping, NASCAR, watching westerns, Badgers, keeping his car spotless, and Korbel and diet Pepsi with...
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Cindy Weisensel

February 13, 2018

Cindy L. Weisensel, age 60, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at her home in Sun Prairie. She was born on April 23, 1957 in Columbus, and was the daughter of Russell and Phyllis (Scheel) Frentzel. She married Dean Weisensel on June 11, 1977 at Sacred Hearts Church in Sun Prairie. Cindy worked for 40 years at GTE, Verizon, Frontier, and Steve's Wholesale. She enjoyed...
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Gladys Bultman

February 13, 2018

Gladys M. Bultman, age 87, died on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. She was born on April 3, 1930 to Michael and Frances (Kelly) Bingham. She married Floyd Bultman on April 14, 1951 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Madison. Gladys and Floyd farmed their whole married life. Gladys took great pride in her family. She was always there to offer support in anyway...
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Keith M. Johnson

March 26, 1936 - January 30, 2018

Keith "Ole" Johnson, age 81, passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at his home in Sun Prairie. He was born on March 26, 1936 in Cottage Grove County and was the son of Louis and Grace (Snook) Johnson. He married Sandra Chicanich on November 14, 1964 in Wisconsin Dells. Keith spent 4 years in Japan while serving in the in the U.S. Army. He is survived his wife; 2 children, Heidi Johnson...
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Janet Suchomel

January 26, 2018

Janet F. Suchomel, age 90, passed away on Friday, January 26, 2018at Hyland Crossing in Sun Prairie. She was born on January 16, 1928 in Columbia County and was the daughter of Joseph and Celia (Haberman) Weisman. She married Rudy Suchomel on June 4, 1946 in Iowa City, Iowa. They were married for 70 years. Janet worked for many years for the Wisconsin Cheeseman, loved going to watch Rudy play...
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Walter Seltzner

January 24, 2018

Walter Seltzner, age 86, passed away on January 24, 2018 at his home in the Town of Bristol. He was born September 3, 1931 in the Town of Bristol to Edward and Helen (Link) Seltzner. He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law Dottie and Roger Leclaire; a sister-in-law Elaine Seltzner; and many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister and brother-in-law...
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Jesse R. Faber

July 22, 1996 - January 16, 2018

Jesse R. Faber, age 21, passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. He was born on July 22, 1996, in Columbus and was the son of Daniel Faber and April (Kasuboske) Faber. Jesse was big hearted adventurous person, with a contagious smile and real zest for life. He loved having fun with his family and friends, fishing, hiking, camping and hunting. Jesse also attended Marshall High School. He is...
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John Trepes

January 16, 2018

John J. Trepes, age 85, passed away with his family at his side on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at HospiceCare in Fitchburg. He was born on October 19, 1932 in Kendall and was the son of Frank and Margaret (Sweeney) Trepes. He married Dorothy O'Dell on May 26, 1956 in Mauston. John served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954 in Germany. He worked for Mertens Transport and Gilman Truck & Equip. as a...
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Eleanor Weisensel

January 14, 2018

Sun Prairie Eleanor E. Weisensel, age 96, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018, at St Mary's Hospital in Madison. She was born on July 10, 1921, in Columbus and was the daughter of John and Minnie (Derr) Prosser. She married Ralph Weisensel on August 12, 1941, in Columbus. She loved working with Lawn and Garden Care. She worked for Ralph's Seed and Feed, Hanley Hardware and Dorn Hardware...
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Shirley Jesberger

January 4, 2018

Shirley A. Jesberger, age 82, passed away quietly on Thursday, January 4, 2018. She was born on May 24, 1935 and was a lifelong resident of Sun Prairie. She had been living at Tall Grass Assisted Living. She was married to Leon Jesberger on May 14, 1955 and had a daughter a year later. They ran a fuel oil distribution business for 35 years. Shirley later worked in a number of different jobs,...
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Dorothy Ann Haynes

September 27, 1926 - January 4, 2018

Dorothy A. Haynes, age 91, passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2018, at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. She was born on September 27, 1926, in West Allis to Wilfred and Lillian (Straus) Van Ert. Dorothy is survived by her children Christine (Richard) Sonnenberg, Linda (Steve) Howard, Richard (Sharon) Haynes, and Jennifer (Michael) Rufflo; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 3...
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Hazel Lee

December 13, 2017

Hazel D. Lee, age 99 died on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at the Columbus Hospital. She was born on November 6, 1918 in the Town of Hampden, and was the daughter of Lewis and Hilda (Lerdahl) Ihland. She married Ernest Lee on December 16, 1935. Hazel enjoyed gardening, baking, cooking, fishing, quilting and church activities. She was a hard worker especially when it came to raising tobacco....
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Robert Grady

December 4, 2017

Robert J. Grady, age 74, passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017, in Sun Prairie. He was born on September 13, 1943, in Madison to Edward and Hazel (Byrne) Grady. He married Sandra Clark on May 15, 1965 at Sacred Hearts Church. Bob was a longtime employee of RESCO. He was also a member of Sacred Hearts Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Sun Prairie Lions Club and Sacred Hearts Cemetery...
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Robert "Smitty" Smith

September 2, 1928 - November 29, 2017

Robert "Smitty" W. Smith, age 89, passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at his home. He was born on September 2, 1928 in Madison. He married his wife of 67 years Cleo Haberman on October 28, 1950 at Sacred Hearts Church. He was assistant parts manager at Gilomen Truck and Equipment, and parts manager for McFarland Parts and Service/ Midwest Trailer Sales. He is survived by his wife...
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Charles D. Varco

August 18, 1947 - November 25, 2017

Charles "Charlie" D. Varco, age 70, passed away on Saturday November 25, 2017 at UW Hospital with his wife Sue at his side. He braved a very long struggle battling his diagnosis of Mantle Cell Lymphoma and Multiple Myeloma since last March. Charlie was born to Charles and Elizabeth (Angle) Varco in LaCrosse on August 18, 1947. He graduated from Center High School in 1965 and attended...
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Kenneth J. Miller

March 1, 1934 - November 19, 2017

Kenneth J. Miller, age 83, passed away peacefully with his wife by his side on Sunday, November 19, 2017, at his home in Sun Prairie. He was born on March 1, 1934 in the Town of Rantoul, WI to the late Lenard and Frieda (Wollersheim) Miller. On July 25, 1953, Ken married the love of his life Maureen Reimer. He is survived by her and their seven children. Ken was a farmer in his early years,...
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Betty Lou Haberman

May 22, 1938 - November 15, 2017

Betty Lou Haberman, age 79, passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at the Willows Nursing Home in Sun Prairie. She was born on May 22, 1938, in Columbus, and was the daughter of Allie and Beulah (Marshall) Meservy. Betty loved her family, playing pool, scratch off lottery tickets and collecting angels. She is survived by her children Roxanne (Ernest "Tex") Jones, Brenda (Terry) Yonkie,...
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Cindy L. Yelk

August 5, 1967 - November 8, 2017

Cindy L. Yelk, age 50, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at St. Mary's ER in Sun Prairie. She was born on August 5, 1967, in Monroe, and was the daughter of Oscar and Norma (Zettle) Olson. She married Douglas Yelk on September 12, 1992, at St. Victor's Catholic Church in Monroe. Cindy grew up near Browntown on the family farm. She was a graduate of Monroe High School,...
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Lorna L. Bruce

March 5, 1947 - November 4, 2017

Lorna L. Bruce, devoted partner and special sister went peacefully to be with the angels on Saturday, November 4, 2017. Lorna was born in Richland Center to Oscar and Mary (Kolash) Bruce on March 5, 1947. Lorna loved her Packers, motorcycle rides with Jeff, and tending her houseplants. She graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1965. She worked for the State of Wisconsin in the Department...
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Brenda Dushack

November 3, 2017

Brenda P. Dushack, age 72, died on Friday, November 3, 2017 at her home. She was born on October 2, 1945 in Brooklyn, New York. She married James Dushack on November 2, 1963. Brenda worked at American Family Insurance in Madison for 25 years and at Target Madison East for 15 years. She is survived by her husband James of Sun Prairie. 4 children, Dobie and Diane Dushack, both of Sun Prairie,...
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Dale Wagner

November 3, 2017

Dale Wagner, age 54, died on Friday, November 3, 2017 unexpectedly at his home. He was born on February 5, 1963 in Madison and was the son of Bernard "Poppy" and Dorothy (Fredenberg) Wagner. Dale worked for Wentworth Motors in Sun Prairie for 15 years before opening his own business Wagner Bros. Trucking with his brother Danny which they ran successfully for 20 years. Dale was the rock of the...
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Shirley J. Fehrman

September 27, 1930 - November 2, 2017

Shirley J. Fehrman, age 87, died on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Prairie Gardens in Sun Prairie. She was born on September 27, 1930 to Melvin and Florence (Kreier) Kroetz. She married Shirewood "Moe" Fehrman on July 15, 1953 at Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church. Shirley enjoyed embroidery, cross stitching, fishing, gardening and was an avid Packer fan. She is survived by her 4 children, Carol...
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Betty A. Gullickson

April 19, 1939 - October 31, 2017

Betty A. Gullickson, age 78 died from end stage COPD at her daughter's home on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. She was born on April 19, 1939 in Kentucky, and was the daughter of Bill and Marcella (Delaney) Johns. She married Alvin "Chip" Gullickson on February 14, 1980 She is survived by her daughters, Cheryl Amato of Florida, Susan (Steve) Lawson of DeForest; Rachel (Matt) Holscher of Rio, 10...
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William Lux

October 24, 2017

William Edward Lux II passed away from complications of Parkinson's disease on October 24th, 2017. He was born in Chicago on February 28, 1935 to Vera (Miller) and William Edward Lux. William grew up in Chicago and started his own auto body repair shop. In 1978, he moved his business to Fort Atkinson where he purchased a bar and campground on Blackhawk Island along the Rock River. This became a...
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Dorothy Wagner

October 20, 2017

Dorothy Mae Wagner, age 86, died on Friday, October 20, 2017 at Agrace Hospice in Fitchburg. She was born on May 14, 1931 to John and Leona (Doleshaw) Fredenberg and was one of nine children. She married Bernard "Poppy" Wagner on May 3, 1950. Dorothy worked for General Casualty Insurance (QBE) for 20 years and part-time at Herremans Supper Club for close to 30 years. She loved working with...
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Sylvia E. Drunasky

May 18, 1919 - October 18, 2017

Sylvia E. Drunasky, age 98, passed away at her home on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. She was born in Marshall on May 18, 1919 and was the daughter of William and Edith (Knapton) Ehlenfeldt. She married John Drunasky on June 30, 1937 in Marshall. She moved to her farm at age 19 and became a farm wife. She is survived by her children Nancy (Eugene) Zeman, Priscilla (Thomas) Tuschen, John (Rose...
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Janet L. Hoiby

March 16, 1937 - October 7, 2017

Janet L. Hoiby, age 80, passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. She was born on March 16, 1937 in Milford and was the daughter of Arnold and Edna (Kelch) Ottow. She married Clifford Hoiby on March 24, 1956. Janet was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Janet worked a wide variety of jobs mostly Gaylord Catering. She enjoyed casinos,...
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Evedeen Ann Hahn

September 15, 1930 - October 4, 2017

Evedeen A. Hahn, age 87, passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. She was born on September 15, 1930, in the Town of Medina to Charles and Lillian (Knapton) Hahn. She worked at Wisconsin Porcelain for 46 years. She is survived by her twin daughters, Sonja and Wanda and many cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents. A Funeral Service will be held...
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Ann Tuschen

September 13, 2017

Ann Tuschen, age 67, died on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Agrace Hospice from lung cancer. She was born Sept 17, 1949 and was the daughter of Ervin and Martha (Weisensel) Tuschen. She is survived by brothers, Greg (Diane) Connelly, Matt (Linda) Tuschen, Mike Tuschen (Tina Lodding) many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a twin brother...
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Marlin Weisensel

September 9, 2017

Marlin B. Weisensel, age 77, died on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at his home in Pardeeville. He was born on July 18, 1940 in Sun Prairie and was the son of Edwin and Mabel (Thomaschaske) Weisensel. He married Judith King on July 26, 1958 at Sacred Hearts in Sun Prairie He is survived by his wife Judy; children; Connie (Ricky) Wolf of Waterloo, Lori Meister of Deerfield, Diane (Todd)...
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Robert Gaumont

September 8, 2017

SUN PRAIRIE - Robert E. Gaumont (Bob), age 59, passed away after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Bob beat the odds and survived for three years after his stage 4 diagnosis; he was incredibly strong. Bob was born in Washington D.C. on December 2nd, 1957. He is leaving behind his incredible wife of 38 years, Paula Gaumont, his children Kristin Gaumont, Laura (Dustin) Sonday, and Brian (Laura)...
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Gerald Kreitinger

September 8, 2017

Gerald J. Kreitinger, age 68, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Friday, September 8, 2017. He was born in Dickinson, North Dakota on August 23, 1949 and was the son of James and Emelia (Duletski) Kreitinger. He married Jean Feiter on April 26, 1980 at St. Paul's in Madison. He worked for 37 years for Northwest Airlines and retired in 2004. He was also a 3rd Degree member of the Knights...
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Clara Anderson

September 8, 2017

Clara B. Anderson, age 88, passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017 at Sun Prairie Health Care Center. She was born on December 3, 1928 in Mosinee to Arthur and Eva (Akey) Clark. She was married to James Nelson, then later married Earl Anderson, who she was with until his passing. Clara lived in Wisconsin Rapids, Waterloo, Portage, and most recently in Sun Prairie. She worked at Central...
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Constance Hooser

September 3, 2017

Connie J. Hooser, age 69, passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at U.W. Hospital in Madison. She was born on October 14, 1947 in New Castle, IN and was the daughter of Edward and Marjorie (Williams) Burke. She married Donald Hooser on May 4, 1968 in Richfield. During her time, Connie and Don and family enjoyed camping and traveling extensively in Yellowstone, Smokey Mountains, Grand Canyon...
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Kellan Meinke

August 28, 2017

Kellan C. Meinke, age 6, passed away on Monday, August 28, 2017, at home in his mother's arms surrounded by family after a long illness. Though his entire 6 years were filled with sickness and pain, his superhero perseverance and strength never failed to shine through. He was born in Watertown on February 11, 2011 and was the son of Jesse and Vanessa (Van Boxtel) Meinke. He is survived by his...
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Janet Weisensel

August 27, 2017

Janet Elizabeth (Hansen) Weisensel, age 58, entered her eternal home on Sunday, August 27, 2017 after a short battle with cancer. She was surrounded by a large loving family. Janet was born May 2, 1959 in Chicago to Ralph and Elizabeth Hansen. She graduated from Hammond Indiana High School in 1977 and attended Indiana University and Concordia University. Janet's greatest passion was her...
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Melvin Wayne Johnson

March 7, 2017 - August 25, 2017

Melvin W. Johnson, age 83 died on Friday, August 25, 2017 at Meriter Hospital in Madison. He was born March 7, 1934 in Joliet, IL to Albin and Mabel (Fields) Johnson. He married Celine Stadelhofer on June 4, 1994 at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church in Sun Prairie. Melvin worked at National Distillery for many years. He also worked at Quality Machining in Waunakee. Melvin also ushered for UW...
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Eugene Skrenes

August 17, 2017

Eugene L. Skrenes, age 89, passed away on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at the Sun Prairie Health Care Center. He was born on January 30, 1928 in Madison and was the son of Leonard and Violet (Finger) Skrenes. Gene graduated from Sun Prairie High School in 1945. He played in the Roger Holten Twilighters Dance Band for 25 years. He also worked for Conrad's and Sentry Grocery for almost 60 years. ...
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Adeline Punswick

August 15, 2017

Adeline B. Punswick, age 102, passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at the Sun Prairie Health Care Center. She was born on May 1, 1915 in the Town of Hampden and was the daughter of Ole and Caroline Gilbertson. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and a lifetime member of the Spring Prairie Lutheran Church. She graduated from Rio High School in 1933. She married Sidney...
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JoAnn Achammer

August 15, 2017

JoAnn Achammer, age 74, passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at the Willows Nursing Home in Sun Prairie. She was born in Madison on March 27, 1943 and was the daughter of William and Angela (Schey) Achammer. She worked for the State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation for over 30 years. She is survived by 2 sisters, Jeaneen (Richard) Lettman of Fitchburg, Susan (Charles) Varco of...
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Peter William Wright

November 16, 1973 - July 24, 2017

Peter William Wright, age 43, passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017 at his home in Sun Prairie. He was born in Milwaukee on November 16, 1973, to William and Pamela (Chmiel) Wright. Peter graduated from Sun Prairie High School in 1992 and also graduated from U.W. Whitewater with a degree in Communications. He served in the U. S. Navy. He worked as a disc jockey for various Wisconsin radio...
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Robert Graf

July 21, 2017

Robert A. Graf, age 82, passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017, in his home. He was born on December 24, 1934, in Fond du Lac. He married Darlene (Berndt) Graf on May 27, 1967, at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church in Oshkosh. He worked as a chemical analyst for Hazelton Laboratories. Bob, as he was affectionately known to most, loved his wife and family dearly. His commitment to his wife endured...
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June P. Dahl

June 2, 1926 - July 19, 2017

June P. Dahl, age 91 passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. She was born on June 2, 1926 in Batavia, Illinois to John and Mabel (Anderson) Wanhagen. She married Donald Dahl on December 29, 1946 at First Lutheran Church in Stoughton. June is survived by her daughter Gloria Read; grandchildren John (Heidi) Smithe, and Sara (Jim) Scott; great...
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David C. Read

April 24, 1944 - June 21, 2017

David C. Read, age 73 passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at his home in Stoughton. He was born on April 24, 1944 in Hampshire Illinois to Percy and Thelma (Halbmaier) Read. He is survived by his wife Gloria; 3 children Michael (Angie) Read, John (Heidi) Smithe and Sara (Jim) Scott; 4 grandchildren Isabelle and Saxon Read and Hope and Tristan Scott; sisters Pat Fagan, Shirley ...
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Donna Jean Woerpel

April 8, 1933 - June 21, 2017

Donna J. Woerpel, age 84, passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Waunakee Manor. Donna was born in Madison on April 8, 1933 to Harry and Martha (Weigen) Hanson. She married Kenneth Woerpel on October 10, 1959 and was a lifelong resident of Sun Prairie. Early on she worked as a switchboard operator at Gisholt, but her primary focus was a homemaker and raising her family. She enjoyed...
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Daron Patrick Flatt

March 15, 1969 - June 19, 2017

Daron Patrick Flatt, age 48 passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 19, 2017 at his home. He was born on March 15, 1969 in Gulfport, Mississippi. He was the son of Maj. Bryan and Elizabeth (Page) Flatt. He worked as a computer engineer and was an accomplished musician and pianist. He is survived by his daughter Samatha Elizabeth; his mother Elizabeth; 2 brothers, William (Grace), Sydney ...
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Alfonso "Al" Greco

December 9, 1964 - June 12, 2017

Alfonso "Al" S. Greco, age 52, passed away on Monday, June 12, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. He was born on December 9, 1964 in Springfield, IL to Dominic and Margaret (Ryan) Greco. He married Sherry Leipart on December 7, 1985 at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church in Sun Prairie. Alfonso proudly owned Limo One Limousine Service for 22 years. He was currently the Cottage Grove Lions...
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Ralph A. Vernig

August 25, 1932 - June 5, 2017

Ralph Arnold Vernig, age 84, passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017 at home among family. He was born August 25th, 1932 in Sun Prairie, the fourth child of nine to Carl and Mabel (Hoepker) Vernig. He lived the majority of his life on the Vernig Homestead across from Angel Park Speedway. Ralph attended Sacred Hearts School. Charlotte Annen won his heart and they married on April 21, 1951 at St....
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Betty June Goodman

June 3, 2017

Betty June Goodman, age 92, passed away on June 3, 2017 as a resident of Home Again Facility in Rio. She was born on March 14, 1925 to John and Myrtle (Ewin) Lamb in Fidelity, IL. Betty was united in marriage to Kenneth Goodman on March 13, 1948 in Madison. Betty was a dairy farmer wife for 40 years in the Cottage Grove area. She was an Elderly Care Giver, worked as a cook in the Head Start...
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Dolores "Dee" Drunasky

May 28, 2017

Dolores "Dee" Drunasky, age 87, passed away on Sunday May 28, 2017, at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. She was born the fourth child of eight on May 6, 1930 to Oscar and Florence (Lessner) Benisch in East Bristol. She graduated from Sun Prairie High School. Dee married Bernard Drunasky on May 6, 1950 at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church in Sun Prairie. Dee was a member of Sacred Hearts Church...
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Mary Ann Fleury

May 26, 2017

Mary A. Fleury, age 79, died on Friday, May 26, 2017 in Sun Prairie. She was born on June 8, 1937 in Sun Prairie to Melvin and Florence (Krier) Kroetz. She married Rodney Fleury on June 11, 1956. She enjoyed embroidery, her cats and spending time with grandchildren and family. Mary was also known for making the best apple cake. The Love of the farm never left her. Planting a garden and flowers...
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Kenneth T. Grieve

September 9, 1947 - May 17, 2017

Ken Grieve passed away at home on Wednesday, May 17 2017. He was 69. Born and raised in New York City to Jesse and Josephine Grieve, Ken and his sister, Bonnie, were most fortunate that their mother was the family sparkplug and planner. Ken took great pride in achieving the Eagle Scout Rank with the Boy Scouts of America, earning it on the streets of Queens, NYC. He devoted over 20 years to...
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Vernon Pogue

May 12, 2017

– Vernon Everett Pogue passed away on Friday, May 12, surrounded by family. He was the eldest child of Everett and Beulah (Roberts) Pogue. Born on October 22, 1931, in the Town of Scott in Columbia County, Vern grew up on various area farms, and graduated from Marshall High School in 1951. There, he met the love of his life, Delores Scheel. They were married on October 17, 1953. Shortly...
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Ruth Ann Hoppman

August 22, 1939 - May 7, 2017

Ruth Ann Hoppman, age 77, passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2017 after a brief illness at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. Ruth was born on August 22, 1939 to Clarence and Agnes (Skalitzky) Blaschka in Madison. She married Jack Hoppman on September 14, 1957 at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church in Sun Prairie. Ruth was a loving caring wife, mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by all that...
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Anthony Tony Blaschka

May 4, 2017

Anthony A. "Tony" Blaschka, age 78, passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. Tony was born on September 13, 1938 in Madison to his parents Benjamin and Elvina (Blaska) Blaschka. He married Mardell Pfaff on August 13, 1966 at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church in Sun Prairie. Tony served in the U.S. Army for 2 years. He worked and owned Ben's Auto with his brother...
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Gary J. Feuling

December 24, 1932 - May 3, 2017

– Our Dad, Gary J. Feuling, age 84, went to heaven on May 3, 2017 at Agrace Hospice and Palliative Care Center. Dad passed away peacefully surrounded by Julie, Greg, Pam, Pamela, Roanna, Marcia, James, Emelia, Jenna, as well as the nursing staff. Dad was born December 24, 1932 to Francis and Ottilie Feuling, Sun Prairie WI. Dad married the love of his life, Constance S. Wroblewski, on October 8...
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Marjorie Beal

April 28, 2017

Marjorie J. Beal, age 91, passed away on Friday, April 28, 2017 at the Columbus Nursing Home. She was born on March 14, 1926 in Madison and was the daughter of John and Grace Bluel. She married Albert Beal on April 14, 1945 in Salt Lake City, UT. She worked for 35 years at Oscar Mayer in Madison. She also loved having her flower gardens. She is survived by her children, Edward (Kathy) of Fall...
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Maurice Cooper

April 21, 2017

Maurice E. Cooper, age 88, passed away on Friday April 21, 2017 at the Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg Wisconsin with his daughter and grandson present. A man born with a smile on his face, a sunny disposition and a passion for the Chicago Cubs and Green Bay Packers, Maurice was in good health and living at home on the family farm with his son Bill, daughter-in-law Pam and their family until a...
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Terry Lee Cummings

January 15, 1946 - April 17, 2017

Terry L. Cummings, age 71, died peacefully shortly before midnight on April 17, 2017, at Meriter Hospital, Madison. Terry was born on Jan. 15, 1946 in Pekin, IL, to the late Charles W. Cummings and Dorothy M. (Simmons) Cummings and grew up in Monroe, WI with his twin brother Gary. Terry graduated from Monroe High School ('64) and Madison Area Technical College. Terry's fondest memories were...
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Shirley P. Harper

April 25, 1941 - April 12, 2017

Shirley Harper, age 75 , passed away on April 12, 2017 in Rochester, MN. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 12:00 noon on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at SACRED HEARTS OF JESUS AND MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 227 Columbus St. in Sun Prairie. Father Chahm Gahng will preside. Burial will be at Sacred Hearts Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday April 22, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m...
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Mercedes M. Ptak

June 23, 1952 - April 11, 2017

Mercedes M. Ptak, age 64, passed away on April 11, 2017, after a struggle with multiple myeloma cancer. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 23, 1952, the daughter of Stanley and Marie Ptak. She attended Sacred Hearts High School in Rolling Meadows, IL, and then New Glarus High School. She was an employee of General Casualty Insurance (now QBE) for over 45 years. She was a valued insurance...
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Betty Lou Meixner

July 17, 1927 - April 4, 2017

Betty Lou Meixner, age 89, passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 in Sun Prairie. She was born on July 17, 1927 in the Town of Windsor, the daughter of Clarence and Ella (Warren) Richards. She married Raymond Meixner on May 14, 1949 at North Windsor United Methodist Church in DeForest. She was a lifetime member of North Windsor United Methodist Church where she led the children's choir as well...
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Roger L. Ellingson

May 15, 1937 - April 2, 2017

Roger L. Ellingson, age 79, passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Sylvan Crossings in Fitchburg. He was born on May 15, 1937 in the Town of Windsor, the son of Leslie and Ruth (Potratz) Ellingson. He married Carol Koch on July 3, 1964 at St. John's Lutheran Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne serving from 1957 to 1960. He owned and operated Service Auto Parts (NAPA) in...
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Roger C. Hau

May 17, 1929 - March 21, 2017

Roger C. Hau, age 87, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at his home in Sun Prairie. He was born on May 17, 1929 in St. Cloud,WI the Holyland . He was the son of August and Julia Hau. He married Ann Clochesy on September 11, 1953 in Fond du Lac. Roger was a Veteran of the Korean War. He worked at Wisconsin Power and Light Co. for 42 years. He retired at age 62 as the Electric Marketing...
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James Ross

March 16, 2017

James C. Ross, age 88, died peacefully on March 16, 2017, at Agrace HospiceCare, Fitchburg. Jim was born on Feb. 27, 1929, near Belleville, to the late Clayton and Teresa (O'Donnell) Ross, and grew up in Brodhead. He graduated from Brodhead High School and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. There he met his future wife, the former Mildred (Jody) Rieder, while scooping ice cream at Memorial...
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Donald Moriarty

March 12, 2017

Donald J. Moriarty, age 74, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at his home in Sun Prairie. He was born on January 21, 1943 in Chicago to Michael and Eleanor (Macikas) Moriarty. He married Gloria Blaczeniak on June 24, 1978. Donald served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era from 1968 to 1970. He graduated from the University of Illinois in Chicago. Donald worked as a Technician in the...
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Marian Weber

March 11, 2017

Marian K. Weber, age 79, passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison after a brief illness. She was born on May 30, 1937 in Tomahawk, WI and was the daughter of Marinus "Mike" and Gertrude (Raatz) Van Ryen. She married Orin Weber on April 28, 1956 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in East Bristol. Together with Leon and Rosie Weber she and her husband operated the...
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Hilmer "Bud" Borchert

March 4, 2017

Hilmer "Bud" Borchert, age 91 passed away at St. Mary's Hospital on Saturday, March 4, 2017. He was born on April 28, 1925 in Marshall and was the son of William and Hilda (Hoene) Borchert. He graduated from Marshall High School in 1943. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1945 in the South Pacific. He was accompanied by son Bruce on the Badger Honor Flight in 2012. Bud moved to Sun Prairie...
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Mary T. Parr

June 23, 1921 - March 3, 2017

Mary T. Parr, age 95, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 3, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison, with her nieces Ellen and Judy at her side. She was born on June 23, 1921 in Waterloo, and was the daughter of Bernard and Anna (Blaschka) Motl. Mary requested that her obituary appears as she wrote it. She attended Waterloo High School and graduated in the class of 1939. Mary attended...
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Darrell Helmke

February 7, 2017

Darrell D. Helmke, age 67, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. He was born on January 8, 1950 in Madison and was the son of Ernest and Marcella "Sally" (Klubertanz) Helmke. He married Beatrice Knapton on Sept. 9, 1978. Darrell worked at Uncle Milty's Pizza and Hanley's in Sun Prairie, Derlein Scale Service in Madison, and then worked for Production...
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George D. Marick

January 21, 2017

George D. Marick, age 90, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 at Nazareth House in Stoughton. He was born on January 30, 1926 in Eau Claire and was the son of Phil and Rose (Ramharter) Marick. He graduated from Eau Claire High School in 1944 and entered the Army after graduation. He served 2 years and was stationed in Germany during WWII, after service he attended Dunwoody Institute in...
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Virginia Ott

November 14, 1938 - January 20, 2017

Virginia L. Ott, age 78, passed away on Friday, January 20, 2017 at Larson House in Columbus. She was born on November 14, 1938 to Valerius and Georgia (Stang) Stroede in Madison. She married Wilmer "Bud" Ott on June 27, 1959 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in East Bristol. Throughout her life Virginia enjoyed many hobbies. She was exceptionally creative and loved drawing, painting and...
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Jeffrey Lee Royle

December 30, 1968 - January 17, 2017

Jeffrey Lee Royle, age 48, passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 as a result of a snowmobile accident. He was born on December 30, 1968 in Madison and was the son of Richard and Faye (Pfaff) Royle. He married Kathryn Raddatz on August 16, 1997 in Hazelhurst. Jeff worked for the family business, Royle Publishing in Sun Prairie for many years. He co-founded the Midwest Golfing Magazine. He...
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Trevor Wiltgen

January 12, 2017

Trevor Wiltgen, age 38, of Green Bay passed away peacefully on January 12th at the Agrace Hospice Center in Fitchburg. He was a long-time Sun Prairie resident and attended both Sacred Hearts School & Sun Prairie High School. He is survived by his parents Alan and Karen Wiltgen of Sun Prairie; mother Karen Schauer of Green Bay; children Anthony & Kelsey; sisters Tanya (Craig) Vande Hei of Fort...
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David Romine

January 12, 2017

David C. Romine, age 76, passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at his home. He was born on June 18, 1940 in Winona, MN and was the son of James and Ruth (Sweazy) Romine. He married Mary Liebsch on July 2, 1960 in Dakota, MN.Dave worked for 47 years in the Ag Construction and Supply; 7 years mowing lawn for the Sun Prairie School District; owned and operated a Dunkin Donuts. He also coached...
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Robert Patenaude

January 10, 2017

Robert "Bob" W. Patenaude, 86, of Sun Prairie (formally of Middleton and Saumico, WI), passed away peacefully on January 10, 2017 following a heart attack in November. Bob was born on April 10, 1930 in Green Bay. Eldest child of Francis and Margaret (Kennedy) Patenaude. From an early age Bob showed an interest and appreciation for the outdoors. This also led to his chosen profession in Geology...
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John Dean Bultman

June 26, 1955 - January 5, 2017

John D. Bultman, age 61, lost his battle with cancer on Thursday, January 5, 2017, at University Hospital in Madison. He was born to Floyd and Gladys (Bingham) Bultman on June 26, 1955, in Madison. He worked for Swiggum Concrete for many years. He loved fishing, hunting, playing cards and watching TV. He was a great uncle, nephew, and friend to many. He would have given the shirt off his...
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Susan Elaine Grindle

July 29, 1949 - January 3, 2017

Susan E. Grindle, age 67, passed away peacefully, on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at her home in Mt. Horeb, with her family by her side, due to complications of kidney disease. She was born to Clark and Evelyn (Hughey) Davis on July 29, 1949 at home, in Verona. She married Allen A. Grindle on March 4, 1967 at Verona Baptist Church. Susan worked as an underwriter at WPS for many years. She is...
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Patricia Ann Hensen

November 6, 1939 - December 29, 2016

Patricia Ann Hensen, age 77, passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2016, at University Hospital in Madison. She was born on November 6, 1939 in Oklahoma City to Lee and Mary (Fry) Tramel. She married Ronald Hensen on October 15, 1960 in Oklahoma City. She is survived by her husband Ron; a son Todd; and daughter Kelly. Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral Home Sun Prairie, WI 608-837-5400 www...
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Harold Wendler

December 26, 2016

Harold T. Wendler, age 82, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2016, in Madison. He was born to Otto and Alice (Harrison) Wendler on June 1, 1934, in Milwaukee. He married his first wife Margaret Bauer on October 18, 1958, Harold married his second wife Jan (Hughey) on July 22, 2006. Harold was a graduate of Marquette High School and attended Marquette University. He also served our country in...
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Marion Pirozzoli

December 22, 2016

Marion P. Pirozzoli, age 88, passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2016, at her home. She was born to Frank and Anna (Kowalczyk) Mikulsky on April 20, 1928, in Pine Grove, Wisconsin. She married Frederick O. Pirozzoli on April 14, 1956, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Waukesha. Marion graduated from Green Bay East High School in 1946. In 1950, she graduated from the College of St....
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Laura R. Tuschen

August 22, 1916 - December 18, 2016

LAURA R. TUSCHEN, age 100, died December 18, 2016 in Sun Prairie, Wisc. Daughter of Daniel and Mary (Laverty) McGraw, she graduated from Mineral Point High School in 1934 and St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing in Madison in 1937. Laura worked as a registered nurse for three years until her marriage to Robert M. Tuschen on November 30, 1940. He preceded her in death on April 17, 1957 in Phoenix...
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Eugene Billy Sickels

August 9, 1951 - December 12, 2016

Eugene B. Sickels, age 65, passed away after a battle with cancer on Monday, December 12, 2016 at Agrace Hospice Care in Fitchburg with family. He was born on August 9, 1951 in Madison and was the son of Marlin and Alice (Weisensel) Sickels. He served in the Marine Reserves. Gene worked for 39 years at Appliance Product Company in Sun Prairie. Gene is survived by his mother, Alice of Sun...
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Donovan Michael Weisensel

April 17, 2015 - December 7, 2016

Donovan Michael Weisensel passed away peacefully in the arms of his loving parents on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at American Family Children's Hospital in Madison. Donovan was born on April 17, 2015, to Michael Weisensel Jr. and Tess Hammes in Madison. With Donovan's passing we are reminded that his life is to be celebrated. He will be forever in our hearts. Donovan's feisty spirit and...
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Donald W. Herlitz

March 23, 1945 - December 5, 2016

Donald Willard Herlitz (known as "Junior" by many) died on December 5th in the comfort of his home by his family. Donald was born March 23, 1945, the son of Carl Jr. Herlitz, and Lucille (Owens) Herlitz. Donald grew up in Richland Center and eventually ventured to Madison. He was united in marriage to Sharon Lee Stelse on January 28th, 1965 who preceded him in death 6 years ago. Donald, worked...
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