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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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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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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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Patricia A. Cebe

January 28, 1941 - September 2, 2018

Patricia Ann Cebe, age 77, of Sun Prairie, died peacefully at home on Sunday, September 2, 2018, ending a 5 year battle with ovarian cancer. Pat was born on January 28, 1941 in St. Louis, MO to the late Leo and Anna (nee Kuhlmeyer) Satke. She married her best friend, Jerry, on November 23, 1961. In 1967 Pat became the first married graduate of the St. John's School of Nursing. While...
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Hazel Marie Benisch

March 15, 1941 - August 25, 2018

Hazel M. Benisch passed away unexpectedly, yet peacefully, with her loving daughters and sisters by her side on Saturday, August 25th, 2018 at St. Mary's Hospital, in Madison. Hazel was born to Altha and Wilma (Birkett) Knapton in Madison on March 15, 1941. She spent her childhood in Seminary Springs creating many enduring friendships and memories including her lifelong friend Bev Homburg. Her...
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Dorothy Callies

August 18, 2018

Dorothy A. Callies, age 100, passed away peacefully on August 18, 2018, with family at her side. She was the 3rd youngest of 13 children born to Louis and Mary (Skala) Schuster on February 3, 1918, in Sun Prairie. A lifelong resident of Sun Prairie and member of Sacred Hearts Parish, Dorothy was raised on the family farm where she often built snow forts and played baseball in between chores. ...
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Robert "John" Krebs

February 29, 1932 - August 15, 2018

Robert "John" Krebs, age 86, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 in Sun Prairie. He was born on February 29, 1932, in the Town of Sun Prairie, the son of Julius and Esther (Veith) Krebs. He lived and worked on the family farm all his life; from a young child delivering milk for the Krebs Dairy Farm, milking cows, and working the land until he was 80...
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Marshall Mickey Bostad

August 12, 2018

Marshall "Mickey" Bostad, age 89, passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2018, at Fountainhead Homes in DeForest. He was born on August 1, 1929, in the Town of Burke and was the son of Clarence and Bessie (McMurran) Bostad. He married Shirley Ihland on October 16, 1954. Together they farmed on his home farm. "Mickey loved to farm". He is survived by his wife, Shirley, his sister Elaine Bostad; in...
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Jessica Fischer

August 10, 2018

Jessica Sue Fischer, age 43, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 10, 2018. She was born on July 24, 1975 in Green Bay. Jess was the wife of her beloved "Fancy" and mother of their daughter Lillian. Jess loved the Green Bay Packer Fan & watching with family & friends. Sgt. Fischer proudly served the citizens of the Town of Madison as a patrol officer, detective, and sergeant for the...
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Frederich Stohl

August 8, 2018

Frederich J. Stohl, LC, IESNA, 77, died from brain cancer (GBM) on August 8, 2018 at Oakwood East in Madison. Fred was a celebrated, classically trained musician in his youth. He was taught piano by his mother, played 1st chair clarinet for four years at Edgewood High School, a national honor society student, and played concert marimba for many years accompanied by his mother on piano. Fred...
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Clyde Eugene "Gene" Storner

January 14, 1945 - August 1, 2018

Clyde Eugene "Gene" Storner, age 73, passed away on Wednesday August 1, 2018. He was born on January 14, 1945 to Clyde Storner and Norma Weeden in Madison. Gene married Darlene Rhode on July 15, 1989. Gene served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a bus driver for Kobussen and Riteway Leasing, and was an office manager for McDermott Pumps. Gene had great passion for life, he was a loving...
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Ethel R. Rademacher

April 27, 1925 - July 26, 2018

Ethel Rita Rademacher, age 93, passed away on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at Prairie Gardens Assisted Living in Sun Prairie. She was born in Waunakee, April 27, 1925 and was the daughter of Casper and Mary (Acker) Klein. She married Richard J Rademacher on November 15, 1945 at St. John's Catholic Church in Waunakee. Ethel was a farmer's wife. Richard and Ethel started farming in Morrisonville,...
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Ruth E. Hanley

April 30, 1918 - July 18, 2018

Ruth E. Hanley passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 in Sun Prairie. She was born April 30, 1918 in the Town of Bristol to Henry and Rose (Dushack) Stier. She married Arthur Hanley on June 22, 1940. Ruth graduated from Sacred Hearts High School, and was a member of St. Ann's Altar Society. She was employed at Hanley Implement during the early years. She is survived by her children Thomas ...
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Thomas R. Knorr

October 15, 1948 - July 16, 2018

Thomas Robert Knorr, age 69 and born on October 15, 1948 passed away peacefully on Monday, July 16, 2018, at AGrace Hospice Center in Janesville. Tom was a lifelong resident of Sun Prairie and known to many as an avid sports fan and card player. Tom enjoyed coaching from the sidelines at the Home Talent games. He also played cards regularly at area establishments in Sun Prairie, Bristol and...
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Cory James Barr

February 28, 1984 - July 10, 2018

Cory James Barr, age 34, died in the line of duty, for Sun Prairie Fire Department, on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. He was born on February 28, 1984 to Jack and Janet (Baker) Barr. He married Abby Dieckman on September 22, 2012 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Sun Prairie. Cory was the owner of Barr House, a realtor with Keller Williams (Barr Realty), a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, attended...
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Lila Clark

July 4, 2018

Lila G. Clark age 84, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt passed away in Sun Prairie on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. She was born on October 10, 1933 in Huntsville, AL to William and Nellie (Farrow) Taylor. She married Herman Clark in 1953 in Pascagoula, MS. She is survived by her 4 children, Fred (Jill), Timothy (Dona), Jim (Jane), and Nancy; a brother Larry (Marie) Taylor; 9...
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Owen Snyder

June 29, 2018

Janesville – Owen Snyder, Jr., age 88, passed away on June 29, 2018 at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital – Janesville. He was born in Center Township, Footville, WI on November 11, 1929, the son of Owen and Viona (Wilkins) Snyder. Holding down a full-time job at General Motors for 48 years didn't give Owen Jr. much time for pursuing his passion of racing, but he used a little sleight of hand...
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Dorothy Schey

June 29, 2018

Dorothy Ann (Offerdahl) Schey, age 90 passed away at Oakwood Village East in Madison on Friday, June 29, 2018. She was born on April 3, 1928, the fifth of eight children born to Percy and Eda (Furseth) Offerdahl in rural Stoughton. She was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church Stoughton, where she served as Sunday school teacher for several years. She was a graduate of Stoughton High...
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Frank Bontly

June 28, 2018

Frank W. Bontly, age 72, passed away on June 28, 2018 at Mercy Hospital, Janesville. He was born in Janesville, WI on November 20, 1945, the son of William and Elizabeth (Crosbie) Bontly. Frank married Lisa Michalak on October 10, 1992, and the couple shared 25 years together. Frank graduated from Janesville High School in 1964, and received a B.A from Milton College in 1968. He went on to...
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Linda E. Thompson

July 14, 1947 - June 17, 2018

Linda E. Thompson, age 70, passed away from lung disease surrounded by her family at Agrace Hospice in Janesville on Sunday, June 17, 2018. She was born on July 14, 1947 to Arnold and Lillian (Nelsen) Seldal. She married Gary Thompson on August 26, 1967. Linda was a stay at home mom, while also running a daycare. She worked for the Village of Merrimac. She then worked at several manufacturing...
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Mary Jo Motl

June 4, 2018

Mary Jo Motl, age 82, passed away on Monday, June 4, 2018 at home, just four months after her metastatic cancer diagnosis. She was born on December 31, 1935, in Red Granite and was the daughter of George and Angeline (Tetzlaff) Kloster. She married Richard Motl on May 4, 1957 at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church in Sun Prairie. She moved to Sun Prairie as a young girl so her father could work for his...
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Julie Lynn Meixner

April 2, 1959 - June 3, 2018

Julie Lynn Meixner (née Pearce), of Sun Prairie, WI, passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2018, surrounded by friends and family at UW Hospital in Madison, WI. Julie was 59-years-old. Julie was a fun-loving person, known as the life of the party by her close friends and family. Her contagious laugh, propensity for living life to the fullest, and loving soul will live on in her children and...
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Jason J. Amoriello

August 30, 1973 - May 29, 2018

Jason J. Amoriello, age 44, passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. He was born on August 30, 1973, to Richard and Patricia (Dunneboil) Amoriello in Cudahy, WI. Jason was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was also a movie fanatic who enjoyed his movie weekends with his daughter. He is survived by his daughter Alivia; Alivia's mother Lori; his parents; brothers and sisters...
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Jeannette D. Fugina

December 23, 1919 - May 21, 2018

Jeannette D. Fugina (Nee Kezer) Passed away on May 21, 2018, at the age of 98. Beloved wife of the late John R. Fugina, dear Mother of Jean (Michael) Harrass, John Jr. (Pamela), Margaret (Charles) Potts, Marcia (Dennis) Williams, Teresa (Cameron) Harjung, and Michelle Rogan. She is also survived by 13 Grandchildren, 9 Great Grandchildren, other relatives and many friends. She was a Veteran of...
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Jerry Lamb

May 15, 2018

Jerry L. Lamb, age 76, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, on Tuesday May 15, 2018 at Veterans Hospital in Madison. Jerry was born in Alton, IL on January 31, 1942 to John and Myrtle (Ewin) Lamb. He married LaVonne Larson on June 15, 1963 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Sun Prairie. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War from 1966 to 1968. Jerry worked at Oscar...
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Lawrence "Larry" Ward

December 10, 1940 - May 10, 2018

Lawrence R. Ward, age 77, passed away on Thursday May 10, 2018 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. Larry was born at home in Waterloo on December 10, 1940 to Howard and Lucille Ward. He was a Waterloo native to his adult years, then relocated to Marshall in 1984. He leaves behind his wife Rose Ann Ward of 33 years. He was blessed with 2 daughters, Arlette Ward (Chris Neff), Beaver Dam, and...
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Geraldine Bremseth

May 5, 2018

Geraldine R. Bremseth, age 87 passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2018 At Meriter Hospital in Madison. She married Dean Bremseth he preceded her in death. She was born on February 9, 1931 in Madison and was the daughter of Ivan and Anne (Alderson) Davis. She loved Fishing and Bingo. She is survived by her 4 children Mae Ann Melanowski, Diane Bulthuis, Dawn Bremseth and Ann Martinez; many...
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Gerald "Helgy" Helgeland

May 4, 2018

Gerald C. "Helgy" Helgeland, age 56 passed away on Friday, May 4, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on May 19, 1961 in Madison and was the son of Kenneth and Carmen (Helgestad) Helgeland. He married his soulmate and love of his life Patti Bultman on May 22, 1982 at St. John's Lutheran in Madison. In 1986 together Jerry and Patti built a home in Cottage Grove on the family...
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Ronald "Ronnie" Tuschen

August 15, 1942 - April 22, 2018

Ronald W. "Ronnie" Tuschen, age 75, died on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at home due to complications from a stroke. He was born on August 15, 1942. His parents were Arsenius (Zeno) and Sara (Weisensel) Tuschen. Ronnie was a lifelong member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, East Bristol. He attended St Joseph's Grade School and Sun Prairie High School. Ronnie and Kathleen (Weisman) were married on...
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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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