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Roumaine F. Holland Sr.
age 85, of Monroe, died on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at the V.A. Hospital in Madison. He was born on August 24, 1932 in Stockton, Illinois, the son of Paul and Lola (Bunker) Holland. He graduated from Stockton High School in 1950.  

He served in the Air Force during the Korean War from 1951 to 1955.  

Roumaine married Victoria Galaviz in 1955, in Las Cruces, New Mexico. 

Roumaine was a dairy farmer in the Argyle area, retiring in 1990. After he retired he worked at Swiss Colony and Prairie Hill Cheese factory. 

He is survived by 5 children: Roland (Kendra) Holland of Rincon GA, Roumaine (Kathy) Holland Jr. of New Glarus,, William (Teresa) Holland of Monroe, Daniel (Jody) Holland of Argyle, and Debra Lelle of Monroe; a daughter-in-law, Jill Melland; grandchildren: Jeremi Alexander, Shelly Alexander, Jason (Ginny) Holland, Jaclyn (Brett) Macy, Dennis (Kevin) Holland, Ashley (Jesse) Holland-Donahue, Benjamin Voss, Kathleen Voss, Angela (Tony) Wiemiller, Kelly (Will) Grohler, Brandon (Korin) Beckwith, Daniel (Sarah) Holland II, Brittney (Brett) Newman, Chelsea (Adam) Tillis, Randy (Brooke Adams) Melland, Amanda Melland, Olivia Melland, great-grandchildren: Noah, Emme, Clara, Tanner, Brooklyn, Trevor, Johnny, Liam, Reese, Everly, Jaiden, Bryson, Ainsley, Westley, Landon, Ady, Haddie, Bentley and Madden; 2 brothers: Haldean (Lynn) Holland of Leesburg, FL and Merton (Sharon) Holland of Lena, IL, a sister, Maelinda Bolen of Stockton, IL.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, son Randall, daughter, Gloria Doherty; and sisters, Waynette Costello and Madalene Holland in infancy; son-in-law, Thomas Lelle. 

Private family services will be held at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home.  
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Suzanne Minder
age 88, of Browntown, died peacefully on Friday, January 5, 2018 at her home. She was born on October 17, 1929 in Lafayette County, the daughter of Ben and Eveline (Rodebaugh) Goodman. She graduated South Wayne High School in 1947.

Suzanne married John Minder on June 22, 1947 in Browntown. She worked on the farm alongside her husband. She belonged to the Homemakers club, was active in 4-H, taught Sunday school, enjoyed sewing, cross stitch, dancing and reading. 

She is survived by her children: Michael (Janet) Minder of Browntown, Dawn (Dale) Hoesly of Monroe, Dian (Jayson) Storts of Madison, Michele (Craig) Meiter of Stillman Valley, IL, and David (Kathy) Minder of Browntown; 13 grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, John; 2 brothers: Sam and Charles Goodman; 3 sisters: Thelma Cary, Audrey Schliem, and Dorothy Webster. 

Private graveside services will be held at Saucerman Cemetery at a later date. Memorials can be given in Suzanne’s name to Boys Town. 
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Gundula R. Christensen
age 83, of Monroe, passed away on Friday, July 27, 2018 at her home. She was born on March 25, 1935 in Tessin Germany, the daughter of Hans and Louise (Wulff) Ruge. Born and raised in Germany, she immigrated to the United States when she was 17. She graduated from Beloit Beauty School. 

She first lived in Beloit where she met her husband, Thomas Christensen, they were married on December 1, 1956 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Beloit. They later moved to Platteville were their only child Gwen was born. After living in Platteville, they later moved to Louisiana for several years and then moved back to Wisconsin in 1971, settling in Monroe. 

She enjoyed gardening, cooking, corresponding with friends and family in Germany and adored spending time with her only grandson Allan. 

She is survived by her daughter, Gwen E. Binger, 1 grandchild, Allan (Paige Barreau) Blood, both of Monroe. 

She is predeceased by her parents, Hans and Louise Ruge, husband, Thomas and brother, Dr. Bernd Ruge. 

A celebration of Gundula’s life will be held a later date. 

Gundula’s ashes will be taken back to Germany where she will be buried with her parents. 
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Lester L. Nider
age 63, of Monroe, died Saturday, August 4 2018 at Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born on September 8, 1954 in Malvern, Arkansas, the son of Mark and Virginia (Earsom) Nider. He grew up in Napervillle, Illinois and graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering. He received his Medical Degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago and did his residency at Berwyn Hospital and the Hines V. A. Lester married Leslie A. Husmann on June 9, 1984 in Crystal Lake, Illinois. Dr. Nider has worked at the Monroe Clinic for 23 years.

  He is survived by his wife, Leslie, of Monroe: 2 daughters: Marie Nider of Milwaukee, and Julia Nider of Fond du Lac; father and mother-in-law, John and Marie Husmann; sister Marca (Mike) Brubaker of Becker, MN; brother-in-law, Harry (Mary) Husmann of East Bethel, MN; sister-in-law, Christie Wrenn of Whitefish Bay; and many cherished nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, M. Todd Nider. 

  Lester had many passions in his life, but his focus was always on his family. He lived his life for them, encouraging and supporting them in all of their interests. He volunteered for many of his girls' activities, starting with Pre-school. He was active with both Career Days and Hobby Days at the Middle School, Earth Day at the primary schools, and even organized building cardboard boats with the children in the local Shakespeare program, Shakespeare on the Edge. His love for science showed in all parts of his life and he was frequently asked to bring science demonstrations to parties and events. 

  Dr. Nider was also very committed to his practice of medicine. He cared deeply for his patients and felt honored to be able to be their physician. He had worked in several locations and felt Monroe's rural community, and the Monroe Clinic, was the perfect place to practice medicine, and also to raise a family.
  A Memorial Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 8, from    4-7 pm at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home in Monroe.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
  Any memorials can be directed in Lester’s name to: Shakespeare on the Edge INC. or a memorial of your choice.

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George W. Stamm
age 80 of Monroe, died on Monday, August 6, 2018 at Monroe Health Services. He was born on October 12, 1937 in Monroe, the son of Frank and Genevieve (Barrett) Stamm. He attended Ullom School and Monroe High School. George and Shirley Friske were united in marriage on October 6, 1962.

George proudly served in the National Guards- Active Duty at Fort Lewis, Washington and was called to serve the U.S. Army during the Berlin Crisis from October 15, 1961 – August 10, 1962. He was a carpenter and contractor his entire working career; he first worked for Moonlight Construction and later Stamm Construction. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley of Monroe; children: Dawn and Traci Stamm both of Monroe; Angie (Bob) Flannery of Waunakee, Wendi (Derek) Obday of Reedsburg; two granddaughters, Caitie and Alivia Flannery; five step-granddaughters, Anne, Naomi, Rebekah, Elizabeth, and Moriah Obday; two step-grandsons, Joe and Gideon Obday; brother, Terry (Carol) Stamm of Murfreesboro, TN; sisters, Sue (Richard) Brick of Caledonia, IL; Kay Bunn of Paris, TN; brother-in-law, Don (Carol) Friske of Monroe; sisters-in-law, Charlene (Roger) Gable of Baraboo, WI and Rena Young of Monroe; as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law, Gilbert and Ruth Friske; brothers, Wayne and Robert Stamm; brothers-in-law, Ronald Friske, Bill Bunn and Dick Young; and nephews, Mike Swann, Chris Gable, Bradley Brick and Peter Young. 

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 10, 2018 at Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor John Tabaka officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00PM on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home; and on Friday, at church from 10:00AM until the time of service. 
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John R. Cotherman
age 82, a lifelong resident of Monroe passed away on Sunday, August 5th at Monroe SSM Hospital. John was born on December 7, 1935 in Monroe and was the son of John and Margaret Cotherman.  

John is survived by his sister, Frances (Naaman) Bechtolt of Lake Tomahawk WI, his nephew, Gary Butenhoff, and nieces, Cathy (Steve) Maurer and Kimberly (Brian) Reed, and his great nieces and nephews; Brian (Jessica) Butenhoff, Michael (Rory) Maurer, Lisa (Dan) Buol, Brandon (Kimberly) Butenhoff, Jessica (Mark) Boccia and Meg Butenhoff. He also had great-great nieces and nephews; Monika Buol, Skylar Butenhoff, Hailey Butenhoff, Alyse Maurer, Gavin Maurer, Reed Boccia and Faith Boccia. 

He is also survived by many beloved friends that were a big part of his life and provided him with wonderful memories.  

He was preceded in death by his father, John Cotherman, mother, Margaret Cotherman, sister, Marian Butenhoff, his brother-in laws, Naaman Bechtolt and Harrison Butenhoff and beloved nephew Brian Reed. John’s cherished beagle, Billy, will also be waiting to greet him at Heaven’s gates. 

Per John’s wishes a private grave side service will be held for the immediate family on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at the Greenwood Cemetery. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home assisted the family. Memorials will be donated to the Green County Humane Society. 

The family would like to extend a thank you to the wonderful ICU nurses that took incredible care of John. They not only provided him with comfort and compassion, they extended that to our whole family.
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Caryl Jean Gempler
age 84, of Monroe, passed away on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Agrace Hospice Care in Fitchburg, surrounded by her family. She was born on March 14, 1934 to Paul and Edna (Gust) Kuehni in Oregon, WI. Caryl was a graduate of Oregon High School. She was united in marriage to William Harris Gempler on November 6, 1954 in Verona. 

Caryl and her husband owned and operated Gempler’s Tire Shop for many years; she assisted Harris as a “Girl Friday” by helping with bookkeeping, running errands, or whatever was needed to be done. She was a proud member of the Monroe community and enjoyed volunteering as a Brownie Leader for Girls Scouts, Den Mother for Boy Scouts, also during Poppy days for the VFW, and giving her time at the Monroe Hospital. She was also a member of the Monroe Moose Lodge and a longtime member of St. John’s United Church of Christ. In her free time, Caryl enjoyed baking, reading, square dancing with her husband, and Hallmark movies. Her family was most important in her life, and she especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Caryl is survived by her children, Terry (Joe) Gulesserian of Middleton and Paul (Barb Verville) Gempler of Eagan, MN; three grandchildren, Ashley (Gregg) Leccesi, and Noah and Maya Gempler; great-grandchildren, Toby and Madison Leccesi; and brother-in-law, Richard Steele and his children, Tammy, Tim and Beth.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and sister, Shirley Steele.

Memorial Services will be held at 11:00AM on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at St. John’s United Church of Christ with Rev. Todd Hackman officiating. Burial will follow service in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday at church from 10:00AM until the time of service. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the Restoring Hope Transplant House, 7457 Terrace Ave. Middleton, WI 53562.  
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Dixie Ann Hoover
age 71, of Monroe, passed away on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at her home. She was born on November 22, 1946, the daughter of Andrew and Arlene (Duchow) Hartwig-Sharer in Monroe. She was a graduate of Juda High School. Dixie was united in marriage to Larry Hoover in 1968, together they had a daughter, Tammie, they later divorced in 1972. Dixie united with her significant other, Dan “Jake” Jacobs in 1982 and have been together ever since.
Dixie was a legal secretary for Knoke, Ingebritson, and Kind Law Office, and an executive secretary for the president of Monroe Truck Equipment. She was also a secretary for The Monroe Clinic; prior to that she had lived in Illinois where she worked at Brooks Instrument. 
She made friends with everyone no matter how old or young they were or where she was. She lit up a room when she walked into it. And, she had the most brilliant smile and infectious laugh. She was highly intelligent and very passionate about helping people. She always made sure her appearance was polished, whether at the office or out with friends. When she was younger, she was an avid softball player (winning the city championship and making a triple play) and bowler (went to state and national tournaments several times). She could beat some of the best players on a pool table. She had a fabulous garden and multiple beautiful flower beds. She had many hobbies including playing slots, camping, fishing even though she hated worms, playing cards and listening and dancing to the oldies - whether out with friends or in the kitchen. She could speed-shift when racing a hot rod, too, allowing her to win many races.
She is survived by her significant other of 35 years, Dan “Jake” Jacobs of Monroe; daughter, Tammie (Jim Bandt) Smiley of Monore; step-son, Josh (Ashley Keller) Jacobs; grandchildren, Stephanie (fiancé Brandon Frontz) Hoover of Madison and Christopher (Shay Hodson) Smiley of Black Earth; sisters, Glenda (Wyllie McMicken) Wyss of Monroe, Patricia (Larry) Schwartz of Monroe, and Brenda (Don) Strozewski of Wisconsin Rapids; as well as nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Michael Sharer; and son-in-law, Richard Smiley.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:00PM on Sunday, August 19, 2018 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Monsignor Larry Bakke as celebrant. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday from 11:00AM until the time of service. Following service a Celebration of Dixie’s Life will be held at Cash’s Old Smokey. Memorials may be made to the Monroe Clinic Hospice. Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.shriner111.com
Dixie’s family would like to extend a special Thank You to Joyce’s Home Care workers, who took extra special care of Dixie; and The Monroe Clinic Hospice for their support and compassionate care.

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Ida May Hudson-Wilder
age 93, of Monroe passed away on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born on May 1, 1925, the daughter of Vivian and Elizabeth (Sheeks) Gee in Pardeeville. Ida was united in marriage to Paul B. Hudson on February10, 1941 in Chicago; together they shared 61 years and raised 7 children and fostered 17 children, he preceded her in death in 2003. Ida later married Robert “Bob” Wilder on October 6, 2005, their families shared 7 loving years together before Bob’s passing in 2012.

Ida was employed at Barbara Coleman for 11 years. She enjoyed playing cards, camping, and spending time with her family and friends. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Sycamore, IL. 

Ida is survived by her children, Sharon (Jay) Studemann, Kenneth (Debra) Hudson, John (Kristi) Hudson, Joyce (John) Murphy, Mark Hudson, Jim Hudson and Russell Hudson; 20 grandchildren, Susan, Paul, Kathy (Thomas), Kimberly, Kevin (Jenny), Jennifer, Matthew, Michael (Brooke), Nathan, Elisha, Sarah, Michael (Cyndi), Steve (Juliana), Erica, Zachary, Spencer, Harper, Christopher, Savannah, and Kelsi; 23 great-grandchildren; stepchildren, Larry (Jayne) Holley, Judy (Bob) Butler, and Randy (Mary) Wilder; sisters-in-law, Doris Hetchler and Shirley Hudson; as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; two brothers, Vernon and Joe Gee; twin sister, Ila Hadley; and granddaughter Lona Jean.

A Celebration of Ida’s life will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the Cortland Community Park, 70 S. Llanos St. Cortland, IL from 1:00-4:00PM. Burial will take place in South Burlington Cemetery in Maple Park, IL at a later date. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home of Monroe, WI is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com

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Delane E. Potter
age 54 of Monroe, died Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Monroe Clinic Hospital. She was born on December 2, 1963 in Freeport, Illinois, the daughter of Warren and Joyce (Moen) Walker. She attended Monroe High School. Delane married David Potter on November 30, 1984 in Monroe. She worked as a cosmetologist for Cost Cutters in Madison. She enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, gardening, and belonged to a pool league. Delane also volunteered with the VA and Hospice, giving free haircuts.

She is survived by her husband, David of Monroe; 3 siblings: Steve (Mary Kay) Walker of Janesville, Tom (Diane) Walker of Gratiot, WI; Mark (Cindy) Walker of Janesville; a brother-in-law, Delbert (Karen) Potter of Monroe; many nieces and nephews; 3 feline friends: Dot, Dash, and Klouse. She was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home
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Leon F. Brunner
age 85, of Monroe died Tuesday July 31, 2018 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. He was born on August 13, 1932 to Fred and Letha (Ellis) Brunner in Dubuque, Iowa.
  On July 12, 1942 he was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses and remained an active member of the Monroe Congregation until his death. He graduated from Monroe High School in 1952. Leon married Jean E. Goakey on October 9, 1954 in Monroe. She died on November 2, 2005. Leon was a devoted husband and loving father to their three children.
  Leon was employed at Gempler Tire for 22 years, retiring in 1979. He then joined his wife in the business she started in 1972, Brunner's Upholstery. He especially enjoyed working on antique and show cars. He always looked forward to seeing cars displayed at Cars on the Square and Kundert’s Short Stop.
  Leon and Jean loved to travel to visit family and friends. He shared his wife's fondness of fishing in northern Wisconsin. But his greatest joy came from telling people about the blessings that God's Kingdom will bring to earth and sharing his hope of the resurrection with nursing home staff and friends that visited.
  He is survived by his children Fred (Cheryl) Brunner and Richard (Angela) Brunner, son-in-law David Hauser, all of Monroe, 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Jean, daughter Sue in 2016 and a sister Shirley in childhood.
  A memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Monroe at 3:00 P.M. Sunday September 2, 2018 with Robert Haesler of the Benton Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses presiding. The family will greet friends at the Kingdom Hall beginning at 1:00 P.M.

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   Frederick W. Brandt
age 94, of Monroe, died on Monday, August 27, 2018 at Monroe Health Services. He was born on November 24, 1923 in Magnolia, the son of Fred and Katherine (Kubly) Brandt.

  Fred and Juanita Isely were united in marriage on April 14, 1948 in Brodhead.

  He spent part of his school years in Mineral Point area; after marriage he farmed in the Jordan Township area and did custom farm work. He moved to Monroe in 1975, he worked for Kerr McGee, he also worked as patrolman for Jefferson Township for 17 years; and later worked for security at Swiss Colony.
  He was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ; the Antique Wheelers and Auxiliary Police for 30 years.

  He is survived by his wife, Juanita; sons, Steven (Cindy) Brandt, Richard Brandt (Doreen), Donald (Tammy) Brandt; daughters, Linda (James) Bauman, Joan Brandt (Jerry Metz), Debra (Jeff) Rupnow and Susie (Kenton) Krueger; 10 grandchildren: Kristin, Traci, Jackie, Janel, Jorden, Jeanna, Brad, Alex, Jenna, and Savannah; 6 great grandchildren: Madisyn, Rielle, Brooks, Ayden, Anna and Trent; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

  He is predeceased by his parents, sisters, Grace Disch, Hilda Schwadewaldt, and Gertrude Krauss.

  A Celebration of Frederick’s life will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at the Monroe Moose Lodge from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.shriner111.com

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Catherine Genevieve Leuzinger
age 85, of Monroe formerly of Browntown, passed away Sunday, August 26, 2018 at The Monroe Clinic Hospital. She was born on October 16, 1932, the daughter of Frank and Ethel (Gilsey) Stopka in Monroe. Catherine was united in marriage to Clifford W. Leuzinger on June 10, 1951 at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Monroe.  

She worked as a kitchen aide and doing housekeeping at The Monroe Hospital as well as a caregiver through Preferred Living. She had been a long time member of the Women of the Moose Chapter #599. Catherine enjoyed crocheting and would donate hats and blankets for the babies born at the hospital in Monroe. She was known as a great cook and canning vegetables to share with family and friends. Catherine also loved paint by number, playing cards, and especially spending time with her grandchildren.  

Catherine is survived by her children, Daniel Leuzinger of Cable, WI , Dean Leuzinger of Florida, and Elizabeth (Henry) Robinson of Albany; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Brenda (fiancé Jerry Hilfiker) Leuzinger; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sons, Scott and Michael Leuzinger; daughter, Debra Rothenbuehler; two great-grandchildren; and siblings, Zita Ammann, Fredrick Stopka, Ethel Legler, and Annette Wimmler.  

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, August 31, 2018 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Minister Art Rodriguez officiating. Burial will immediately follow service in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday from 10:00AM until the time of service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established in Catherine’s name. 
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Julie K. Marks
age 63 of Sauk City, formerly of Monroe, died Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at her home. She was born on April 8, 1955 in Monroe, the daughter of Kenneth and MaryAnn (DeVoe) Kleckner. Julie graduated from Monroe High School in 1973 and the Madison School of Cosmatology. She worked as a hairdresser for 20 years and for the last 16 years worked as a dog groomer. She loved animals, traveling, gambling, shopping and spending time with her family. 

  She is survived by her mother, MaryAnn Matthews of Monroe; 2 sisters: Debra (Dennis) Kleckner- Figi of Monroe and Donna Flynn of Plano, IL; 2 nieces: Kimberly and Amber Flynn; 2 nephews: Brian and Chad Hawthorn; 1 great niece and 1 great nephew; several Aunts, Uncles, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Kleckner. 

  A celebration of Life will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 pm Sunday, September 9, 2018 at the Moose Lodge 639 3rd Avenue, Monroe, WI. 

  Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family. 
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Judith Lynn Wray
age 71, passed away September 2, 2018 at the New Glarus Home. She was born Judith Lynn Thorsen on April 30, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois to Raymond and Jane (Taylor) Thorsen. She graduated from high school in Chicago, and also graduated college in Milton, Wisconsin.  

She married Wallace Wray on October 1, 1970 in Dane County. They ran a book store in Janesville and later owned a farm in Argyle. Some years later she moved to Monroe and began an antique business. In 2000, she moved to New Glarus, besides working at Jack Links, she continued selling antiques. Judith and Wallace eventually went their separate ways, and he preceded her in death in 2012. As she got closer to retirement she moved back to Monroe and worked at Swiss Colony and Kwik Trip. 

Judy was a kind-hearted person who always found time to help others and enjoyed being with people. She also loved her bible studies and was a long time member of Grace Church in New Glarus; she later also joined the Monroe Bible Church as well. She had also been a member of the Red Hat Society. 

Judy is survived by her many friends, her church families at Grace Church and Monroe Bible Church, the Red Hatters, the “boutique gang”, and several fellow “antiquers”. She was preceded in death by her parents. 

A Celebration of Judy’s Life will be held on Monday, September 17, 2018 at the Churchill Woods Community Room from 1:30-4:30PM for her friends, church members, and coworkers. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.  
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Joanne Faye Rankins
age 87, of Monroe passed away on Monday, September 10, 2018 at The Monroe Clinic Hospital. She was born in Albany on December 1, 1930 to Harry and Laura (Holtsapple) Jacobson, Sr. She was a 1948 graduate of Albany High School. Joanne was united in marriage to Garland A. Rankins in Albany.  

She was a bus driver for the Albany School District for over 30 years. Joanne also enjoyed volunteering and helping people; and was a long time member of the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary in Albany.  

Joanne is survived by her children, Catherine (Kurt) Maske of Oshkosh and Jeffrey (Pat) Rankins of Hayward; three grandchildren, Mark (Julie) Maske, Christopher Maske, and Jillian (Matthew) Smith; and one great-grandchild, Peyton Maske. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Harry Jacobson, Jr., two sisters, Marian Maenner and Dorothy Baertschi; and special friend, Orrie Krause. 

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the Albany Lion’s Club, with Pat Pluss officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 14, 2018 at the SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home from 4:00-7:00PM. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established in Joanne’s name. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com. 

The family wishes to thank the ICU staff at The Monroe Clinic Hospital for all their care and support. 
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Charlene Beutel
age 96, died on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at her daughter’s Monroe home. She was born in Mt Pleasant Township on July 14, 1922, the youngest child of Lee and Charlotte (Sutherland) Sanderlin. She attended Lincoln and Searles Schools and graduated from Albany High School in 1939. 

Charlene and Paul W. Beutel were married in Juda on December 18, 1943. They moved to Clarno Township in 1948, where they began farming and raised their family. They purchased a second neighboring farm when son Richard graduated in 1963 and farmed together for many years. 

Jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, crocheting and reading were all activities Charlene enjoyed in her spare time as a farm wife and mother and later in her retirement. Paul and Charlene had especially enjoyed dancing to the music of the Greg Anderson Band, as well as playing cards with siblings. Most important to her was her family, and she was a favorite aunt and grandmother for many family members. 

Charlene is survived by daughter Linda (George) Engles, Monroe; daughter-in-law Linda Beutel, Browntown; eight grandchildren: Wendy (David) Tschudy, Stephen Nelson, Julie (Michael) Beutel-Givas, Jeffrey Beutel, Kevin (Rebecca) Nelson, Joel (Amy) Beutel, Brian Beutel, Marci (Michael Robinson) Beutel; four great-grandchildren: Raina Beutel, Daria Beutel, Marissa Beutel and Zander Nelson; and one great-great granddaughter, Addisyn. Charlene is also survived by sister-in-law Dorothy Beutel, Belleville and many nieces, nephews and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her husband on February 15, 2001, son Richard on November 2, 2001, great-grandson Dustan Beutel on June 29, 2018, brother L.G. in 1994, her father in 1987 and her mother in 1973. 

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Thursday, September 20, 2018 at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE funeral home. Burial will follow at Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Juda. 

Visitation will be Thursday, September 20th, from 10:00 am until time of service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established. 
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Judith “Huny” Coplien
age 80 of Monroe, died Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born on July 29, 1938 in Madison, the daughter of Jacob and Lucille (Smith) Huber. She graduated from Monticello High School. Judith married Jerry I. Coplien on October 28, 1956 at Grace Lutheran Church in Monroe. She was a Music teacher and also an antiques dealer. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church; she enjoyed antiques, cooking and playing the piano. She was a co-founder of the Green County Humane Society. 

  She is survived by her son, Gerald (Lori) Coplien of Monroe; 7 grandchildren: Shenelle (Justin Petker) Coplien, Shandra (Micah Thorp) Coplien, Stevie (Josh) Hardyman, Alexa Coplien, Jerry Vaughan Coplien, Garrett Coplien, and Lexie Vordermann; 3 great grandchildren: Janessa, Jayce and Edison. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Brenda Coplien; brother, Leon Huber; and sister, Janice Adams. 

  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Monday, September 17, 2018 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, with Pastor John Tabaka officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Monroe. A visitation will be held Sunday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the Funeral Home. 
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James J. Hartwig
age 64, of Monroe passed away on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Pleasant View Nursing Home, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on October 20, 1953 the son of Robert and Hazel (Zobach) Hartwig in Monroe. James was united in marriage to Joyce L. Coffey on September 10, 1983 in Monroe. 

James was a dairy farmer in Clarno for many years. He was a member of Clarno United Methodist Church and Thurs AM Bowling League at Leisure Lanes. He also loved the outdoors and he especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. 

James is survived by his wife, Joyce of Monroe; children, Susan (Mathew) Hughes of Seattle,WA, Julie (Shom) Das of Austin, TX, and Krissy (Charles) Gramu of Marion, IA; five grandchildren: Bradley, Hailey, and Henry Hughes, and Sophie and Leo Gramu; and his sister, Lydia (Tom) Edge of Dodgeville; nephews, James (Katrina) Edge and Jacob (Melissa) Edge; great-niece, Amari; brother-in-law, Larry (Vicki) Coffey; sisters-in-law, Marcia and Vivian Coffey. 

He was preceded in death by his parents. 

Funeral Services will be held at East Clarno Zion United Methodist Church at 11:30AM on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 with Pastor Inwah Shon officiating. Burial will be in East Clarno Church Cemetery. A visitation will be held Wednesday from 10:00 AM until the time of service, at the Church. SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home is assisting the family. 

Memorials can be given in James’s name to: East Clarno United Methodist Church or Pleasant View Nursing Home. 
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Mary E. Boll
age 83 of Monroe, went to work in God’s garden on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Monroe Clinic Hospice Home. She was born on February 12, 1935 in Monroe, the daughter of Joseph and Lillian (Lehmann) Jaeggi. She graduated from Juda High School in 1953 and married Thomas R. Boll on February 10, 1957. She was a farmwife, cook at Dutch’s Inn and Lee’s Gaslight and later worked as a housekeeper for American Inn. She enjoyed crafts, gardening, cooking and baking and enjoyed large family dinners; but her greatest love was her family. 

  She is survived by her children: Julie (Michael) Miller of Monroe, Jeanne (Duane) Meier of Monticello, Jayne Butts of Monroe, Tom (Darci) Boll of Monroe, and Jenifer (Rob) Warrell of New Glarus; grandchildren: Bryan (fiancé Jenessa Anderson) Miller, Erinn (Garrett) Mueller, Jenna (Dave) Payne, Jodi (Andrew) Houlberg, Jessica (Eric) Gorius, David (fiancé Tiffany Golackson) Meier, Tommy (Liberty) Butts, Courtney Jackson, Caitlyn Jackson, Brett Warrell and Brooke Warrell; 10 great grandchildren and 1 on the way; brothers: Joe “Sep” (Dorothy) Jaeggi of Mauston and Jim (Julie) Jaeggi of Browntown; sister, Liz (Russ) Quinn of Monticello; sisters-in-law, Annette Jaeggi of Twin Grove and Barbara Rockey of Juda. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother, John “Hans” Jaeggi. 

  A Memorial service will be held at 12 Noon on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at Monroe United Methodist Church with Rev. Randy Booth officiating. A visitation will be held Thursday from 10 A.M until time of service, at the church. SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home is assisting the family. 
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Norman Arn
age 92 of Brodhead, died Friday, September 14, 2018 at Monroe Clinic Hospice Home. He was born on January 29, 1926 in Monticello, the son of Alfred and Marie (Goodman) Arn. Norman married Jeanette H. Dettweiler on September 27, 1950 in Monroe. He farmed in the Albany area until 1960, when he moved to Brodhead, then was employed at Beloit Corporation, retiring in 1989 after 29 years with the company. He attended West Side Baptist Church in Janesville. Norman enjoyed helping do farm-work, working in the yard, but most of all spending time with family.
  He is survived by his wife, Jeanette of Brodhead; 3 children: Stephen (JoAnn) Arn of Brodhead, Lynette (Rodger) Sullivan of Brodhead, and Jeff (Sandy) Arn of Milton; 9 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, 6 brothers, and 7 sisters.
  A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at West Side Baptist Church in Janesville with Reverend Bob Logan officiating. A visitation will be held from 2:00 PM until the time of service, at the church. SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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It’s with great sadness that we say “Goodbye” to our Dad, Grandpa, and Poppy.
Glen H. Meier
age 97, of Monroe, formerly of South Wayne, passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. He was born on October 10, 1920 to German immigrants Gustave and Bertha (Krupke) Meier. Glen was united in marriage to Eva Rae Hale at the Peace Church Parsonage in Browntown on March 20, 1945; they celebrated 68 years of marriage before her death on June 23, 2013.Together they have four children. 
Glen was a member of the Pecatonica Bit and Spur Saddle Club, the Civil Defense, Lafayette County Mounted Patrol, as well as the South Wayne EMS and Fire Department for 34 years. He enjoyed farming and had always had a passion for Allis Chalmers machinery, Chevrolet vehicles, horses, and deer. He thoroughly enjoyed family get-togethers, playing cards and reminiscing about farming with horses. He enjoyed telling stories about the good-old-days. He was a person who was there to help before being asked. In addition to farming he had been employed by the South Wayne/Black Hawk School District as a bus driver for 34 years. Many parents said they could set their clocks by his arrival. He was employed by Monroe Clinic as a courier for 17 years, his motto was to be there and be on time. He retired in 2004 at the age of 84.
He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Wayne Township, and was currently a member of Peace Church in Christ, Browntown; having served as Co-Financial Secretary for many years.
Glen is survived by his children, Donald (Linda VanStone) Meier of Rockton, IL, Duane (Cammy) Meier of South Wayne, Glenda “Christy” (Gene) Komprood of Gratiot, and Ginger (Ed) Hagen of South Wayne; seven grandchildren, Jami (Greg) Brown, Jennifer (Bob) Schulz, Nikole (Jason) Smith, Jeremy Komprood, Amanda Meyer, Kaci (Jeremy) Nall and Kaitlyn (T.J.) Wirtz; twelve great-grandchildren, Brittany (Jeremy) Lentz, Austin and Chloe Abraham, Gavin and Reese Smith, Kaedyn Komprood, Conner and Cade Meyer, Alli and Blake Nall, and Myla and Maci Wirtz; and great-great grandson, Keygan Lentz.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents; parents; wife; six brothers and their wives, Freddie (Alta), William (Alma), Johnnie (Esther), Walter (Mildred), Clarence (Ruth), and Melvin (Elsie) Meier; and grandson-in-law, Scott Dodge.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00AM on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 at the Peace Church in Christ in Browntown with Pastor Scott Cernek and Pastor Dennis Perger co-officiating. Burial will follow service in LaDue Cemetery, Wayne Township. Visitation will be held on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home from 4:00-7:00PM and on Tuesday from 10:00AM until the time of service at the church. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.
Dad, Grandpa, Poppy you will be dearly missed by all of us. May the good Lord bless and keep you, until we meet again. 
The family would like to thank the Pleasant View Nursing Home staff for their wonderful care and compassion for Dad over the last 7 years. You were like his second family. 


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