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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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Frank Ernst
age 95, formerly of South Wayne, WI, went home to Jesus on May 29, 2018, at Lafayette Manor, Darlington, WI. 

He was born June 10, 1922, to John C. and Ella L. (Brown) Ernst on the home farm near Apple River, IL.  

He graduated from three-year Apple River High School and a year later from Warren High School. 

Frank served in the United States Navy as an Aviation Machinist Mate-Third Class from October 29, 1942, to February 4, 1946, assigned to Carrier Aircraft Service Unit 9. After his military time, he attended Brown’s Business College in Freeport and sold Fuller Brush for a while, eventually returning to the home farm. He met the love of his life, Marguerite Berger, through his sister Bernice, and they were married October 11, 1947, in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Freeport, IL.  

After their marriage he and his new bride farmed the home farm near Apple River with his brother Paul. In 1951, Frank moved his family to a farm on Andrews Road near South Wayne.  

In the mid-1960s, in addition to farming, Frank started his own business called “Frank Ernst Silos,” selling and servicing silos and farm equipment. He won many salesmanship awards. 

In 1981, Frank bought Staley’s Hardware Store in South Wayne, naming it “Ernst Farm and Home Center.” He later moved the business to Hwy 11 and renovated the original store and surrounding buildings into rental properties. He still owned these at his death.  

Frank was a long-time member of St. John’s Catholic Church, South Wayne, and continued to practice his faith at Lafayette Manor.  

Frank and Marguerite traveled to many places, including Australia and Italy, before her death on July 24, 1991. 

Frank married Emma Quinn Zweifel on June 27, 1992. She passed away at age 100 on February 15, 2018.  

Frank’s business sponsored a volleyball team in the 1990s, and he played with the team. The team shirts read, “Frankly We Play in Earnest.”  

Frank has resided in Lafayette Manor for the past three years and enjoyed playing euchre, bingo, and attending music activities. Most of all, he enjoyed frequent visits from family members. 

Frank is survived by his six children: Terri (Bill) Nipple, New Glarus; Dave (Nancy Lund), Benicia, CA; Connie (Jim) Meier, South Wayne; Gwen (Jeff Ulrich) Ernst-Ulrich, Wellington, NV; Susie (Joe) Junk, South Wayne; and Ed (Diane), Monroe.  

He is further survived by 21 grandchildren: Janet (Brad) Haack, Wendy Nipple, Kathy (Shawn) Sigafus, Lori (Tom Jr.) Modaff, Vicki Meier, Annette Meier, Tommy Meier, Ryan (Trish) Ulrich, Michelle (Steve) Pelton, Marty (Mandy) Ulrich, John (Lisa) Holloway, Marianne (Ryan) Engels, Scott (Woohye Jang) Ulrich, Mindy (Tim) Obert, Jill (Josh) Cirillo, Barry (Terra) Junk, Gina (Carl) Saglie, Chawntelle (Robert Bowers) James, Kenan (Shena) Ubersox, Joshua (Alyssa) Ubersox, and Adam (Nichole Wagner) Ubersox and 58 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by a brother, Paul Ernst, Apple River; a sister, Betty Levy, Binghamton, NY; and many nieces and nephews; stepchildren JoAnn (Lavern) Flannery, Marian (Matt) Olin, Nancy Gertsch, and Charlie (Kelli) Quinn; stepdaughters-in-law Mary (Ron) Berget and Gloria Quinn; and 22 step-grandchildren.  

Frank was predeceased by his parents; both wives; sister Bernice; brothers Fred, Roy, and Robert (in infancy); nephews Fred Ernst and Jim Ernst; niece Becky (Levy) Roth; grandson Michael James Meier; great-grandchildren Madelynn Jo Saglie, Craig James Ubersox, and Kandace Marie Junk; stepsons Emmet and Patrick Quinn; and stepson-in-law David Gertsch.  

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 9, 2018, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 5695 Main St., Gratiot, WI, with Fr. Sudhakar Devarapu as celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Gratiot, WI. Visitation will be Friday, June 8, 2018, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home, 1455 Mansion Drive, Monroe, WI.  

The family wishes to extend its deepest appreciation to the Lafayette Manor staff, the Medical Associates physicians, and St. Croix Hospice for their loving care. A memorial fund has been established in Frank’s name.  
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Arlene M. Bujwit
age 67, of Albany, died on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at her home. She was born on September 14, 1950 in East Chicago, IN, the daughter of John and Evelyn (Karpie) Novak. She graduated from Roosevelt East Chicago High School. 

She was a mechanic for Steel Workers Union and worked for the American National Can Company for 20 years in Hammond, IN; then Coca Cola in Chicago Heights for 6 years and also worked for the Ford Motor Company in South Chicago for 6 years. 

She enjoyed fishing, gambling and being with her grandkids. 

She is survived by her daughter, Brandie (Jonathan) Swindle; 3 grandchildren: Brendan, Madisen and Connor; her partner-in-crime (step-sister) Darline Pedersen; Darline’s kids; Tina (William) Witham and family & Charles (Shelly) Williamson and family; sister, Cindy Niezgoda and many nieces and nephews. 

She is predeceased by her parents, 3 brothers, John, Robert and Jim; 3 sisters, Joann, Gloria and Debra Novak. 

Private graveside services will be held at Hillcrest cemetery in Albany. A celebration of Arlene’s Life will be held Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at Turner Hall in Monroe.  

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Carl C. Reynolds
age 86, of Monroe, died on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born on July 18, 1931 in Crawford County, WI; the son of Olen and Leta (Wayne) Reynolds. 

Carl married Dorothy Van Lent and later married Dorothy Kenney. 

He later married Billie Jean Frauchiger on February 28, 1976 in Browntown, WI. 

Carl farmed, later he worked for the Illinois Central Railroad, and as a journeyman pipefitter.

He was a member of Steamfitters Local Union #601; and the Apple River Sportsman’s Club. 

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, working with his hands and enjoyed the outdoors. 

He is survived by his wife Billie, of Monroe, 10 children: Doug Reynolds and Dave (Sue) Reynolds both of Apple River, IL; Tim (Nancy) Reynolds of Warren, IL; Sharon Brinkmeier of Apple River, IL; Steve (Barb) Reynolds of Apple River, IL; Jeff (Laura) Reynolds of Warren, IL; Jackie (Jim) Fero of Whitewater; Cory (Katie) Reynolds of McFarland, Melissa (Steve) Guth of Monroe; and Casey Reynolds of Monroe; 23 grandchildren and 1 on the way; 15 great-grandchildren and 1 on the way; 7 step-grandchildren; 15 step great-grandchildren; and 1 brother, Ryland (Judith) Reynolds of Cable, WI.. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, 2 children, Brenda Reynolds in infancy and Dan Reynolds; 5 sisters and 2 brothers; a grandson, Nicholas Reynolds; 2 great grandkids: Morgan Bauman and Hannah Mau. 

Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Peace Church of Christ in Browntown with Pastor Scott Cernek officiating. 

Visitation will be Monday, June 11th, from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE funeral home in Monroe. 
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Carol A. DeVoe-Degenhardt
age 73 of Footville, WI., died on June 12, 2018 at St. Elizabeth's Manor.  She was born on November 9, 1944 in Monroe, the daughter of Elwin “Al” and Arlene (Grossen) DeVoe. Carol was a graduate of Monroe High School. She married Bill Thomas and later married Frank Degenhardt.   

Carol was a secretary at Moore Business Forms for 20 plus years until her retirement.  She was a member of The Monroe Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. 

Carol enjoyed online shopping; buying hats, jewelry and loved showing them off at the Hall and to the public. She was a very unique person; laughing and enjoying life to the fullest with her wonderful friends at the Hall. She will be greatly missed at St. Elizabeth’s. She also enjoyed sports; having had season Badger game tickets in Madison for many years. Her greatest enjoyments were football, NASCAR, horse races and spending time with family; making people feel good about themselves where ever she went or lived.  She loved all animals and had a cat for 19 years.  She loved dancing any chance she got and playing domino games with her family.   

Survivors  include her sister, Linda DeVoe of Oconomowoc, WI; children, Kathy (Mike) Dayberry, (grandkids Sarah and Shane) of Kansas City, MO; Dawn (Rich) Degenhardt, of Freeport, IL; and Dolan (Emily) Degenhardt, (grandkids, Noah Delamater of Madison, and Kael, Sera, Echo of Chippewa Falls, WI).  

She was preceded in death by her parents and son, Damon.  

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Monroe. Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home from 2:00 pm-5:00 pm.
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Arnold R. Neises
age 86 of Monroe, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, with his loved ones by his side. He was born on May 22, 1932 in Kenosha, WI, the son of Sylvester and Josephine (Berntgen) Neises. He graduated from Mary D. Bradford High School in Kenosha. Arnold married Dorothy R. Aiello on January 7, 1956 in Kenosha. He worked at American Motors Corporation in Kenosha before moving to Monroe in 1965 to manage the local Railway Express Agency Office, and retired from Moore Business Forms in 1993. He was a member of St. Victors Catholic Church. 

‘Arnie’ was a loving husband, caring father and wonderful grandfather. Arnie had a zest for living. He thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors whether hunting, golfing or gardening. He will be remembered by all who knew and loved him for his awesome smile and sense of humor. Forever in our hearts “Dad”. 

He is survived by his devoted wife of 62 years, Dorothy of Monroe; 6 loving children, Laura Short of Monroe, Steven (Barbara) of Arlington, SD, Robert (Lori) of Waconia, MN, Jayne (David Brunkow) of Machesney Park, IL, Theresa (James) Talbert of Janesville, Jeffery (Susan Engler) of Monroe; 4 grandchildren: Christine (Ryan), Jaclyn, Jarred & Jeremy; 1 step-grandson, Brett (Carrie); 2 step-great-grandchildren Nathan and Luke; and his brother, Larry Neises of Kenosha. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Francis Neises and sister-in-law, Rose Neises.  

  A memorial service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victors Catholic Church with Monsignor Larry Bakke celebrant. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery, at a later date.  

  A visitation will be held Saturday, June 23rd, from 9:30 A.M. until time of service at the church. 

  SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home is assisting the family. 

  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to: Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Association, American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association. 

  A very special thank you to the Monroe Clinic Hospice & New Glarus Nursing Home and staff for their unparalleled compassion and care. 
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Friederika (Frieda) M. Hale
of Monroe, WI, entered her heavenly home on Sunday, June 17, 2018 surrounded by her family in her home, after a tenacious battle with cancer. 
Frieda was born July 8th, 1935 in Wertheim/Main, Germany. She was united in marriage to her beloved William (Bill) Hale on October 8th, 1955 in Germany. From Germany, Frieda and Bill started their life together in Brainerd, MN where they raised their children and lived for 26 years before moving to Liberal, Kansas for 14 years and finally, Monroe, WI for 20 years. Now, they are reunited in their final home with the Lord. 
Described by her children as loving, generous and feisty, Frieda enjoyed the company of many friends and relatives who will miss her dearly. Frieda kept busy volunteering for several organizations. She was a member of the Women of the Moose Chapter 599, lifetime member of the VFW Auxillary post 84, American Legion, and St. John’s United Church of Christ. She enjoyed swimming, playing horseshoes and cards, gardening, crocheting, knitting, sewing, antiquing, garage sales, and even woodworking- in her younger years! Most of all, Frieda enjoyed spending time with her precious great-grandchildren. 
She is survived by her children: Rosie (Mark) Prince, Patty (Joe) Thompson, Jr. (Susan) Hale, Sheila Hale-Henson; beloved grandchildren: Trever (Claudette) Jones, Darrin (Carrie) Prince, Christie (Jim) Thompson, Dugan (Tiffany) Henson, Heidi (Chris) Kuschel, Joey (Krista) Jones, Billy (Salsa) Hale, Maggie (Brandon) Schrimer, Brady (Amanda) Prince, and 23 cherished great-grandchildren, sister, Gisela Otto of Germany. She was also survived by her brothers-in-law: Richard (Nancy) Hale, Jack (Marinna) Hale, and Glen Meier, sisters-in-law: Nathalie Ruf, Wilma Wand, and many nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her husband Bill, son Jackie (Gene), her parents, 3 sisters, brother and sisters-in-law.  
Frieda’s family would like to sincerely thank the Monroe Hospice Team; your tremendous support has been respected and valued. 
Celebration of Life will be Friday, June 22nd, at11:00 a.m. at the Monroe Moose Lodge 639 3rd Avenue in Monroe. Women of the Moose service to follow. Visitation will be Friday, June 22nd, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the Monroe Moose Lodge.

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Caroline L. Fandrick
age 93 of Monroe, died Sunday, June 17, 2018 at Pleasant View N.H. She was born on November 22, 1924 in Monticello, the daughter of Julius and Lydia (Tschudy) Hartwig. She graduated from Monroe H.S. in 1942 and then received her Nursing Degree from the Evangelical Hospital in Chicago. Caroline married Ferdinand “Frank” Fandrick on July 21, 1951 in Chicago; their marriage united a blended family of three children, and they later had their youngest son together. She worked at the Illinois Masonic Hospital and was also a visiting nurse in Chicago before moving back to the family dairy farm in Clarno in 1960. Caroline was very hardworking. Not only was she a devoted mother and step-mother she also helped on the farm, while continuing her work as a nurse. She worked at Pleasant View Nursing Home for 16 years, and Monroe Clinic Hospital for 5 years before that. She retired in 1988.

In her free time Caroline enjoyed big band and classic country music. She fondly remembered dancing at Turner Hall in Monroe and the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago. As a good Wisconsinite Caroline liked playing and winning at Euchre and watching the Green Bay Packers.

She is survived by her step-daughter, Judith (Tom) Cox of Rockford; granddaughter: Sara (Chad) Anderson; great-grandchildren Danny McGee, Meghan McGee, and Taylor Anderson all of Caledonia, IL; granddaughter, Debbie (Keith) Dennis; great grandchildren: Ivy and Finn Dennis all of Hood River, OR; daughter-in-law, Janice Fandrick; Richardson, TX and grandchildren: Jessica (Fiance’ Jeff Kirkland) Fandrick, McKinney, TX and Richard “Ricky” Fandrick, of Dallas, TX. Special friends, John and Pauline Adkins and Dorothy Nusbaum as well as many nieces and nephews and their families.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son: Richard Fandrick, daughter, Madge (Daniel) Kilzer-York, step-son, Frank M. Fandrick; brothers: Julius “Junior”, Robert “Bob”, and Andrew Hartwig; and sister, Evelyn Clark.

Caroline was grateful to be reunited with several members of the Pleasant View nursing staff whom she had trained. Her family wishes to thank them all for their loving care during her time there.

Per her wishes no services will be held. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.
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Charlene M. Wells
age 91 of Monroe, died Sunday, June 24, 2018, at her home. She was born on November 6, 1926, in Monroe, the daughter of Charles and Margaret (Wyss) Hartwig. She graduated from Monroe High School. Charlene married Victor F. Wells on March 2, 1946, in Monroe, he died on June 27, 1997. Charlene farmed with her husband for many years. She is a member of St. Clare of Assisi parish at St. Victors Catholic Church, Women of the Moose, Jordan Busy Bees, and the Antique Wheelers. She also enjoyed flower gardening, playing cards, shopping, traveling and spending time with her family. 

  She is survived by 6 children: Jean (Gary) Amendt of Eleroy, IL, Jane (Tom) Rebne of Woodstock, GA, Steve (Linda) Wells of Monroe, WI, Jerry (Cheri) Wells of Browntown, WI, Sally (Jake) Koutnik of Cavour, WI, and Sue (George) Frey of Muskego, WI; a sister, Ruth (AJ) Rechsteiner of Leesburg, FL; 12 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 4 step grandchildren; 7 step great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Judy in infancy, brother, Charles Hartwig Jr., and sister, Betty Lueck. 

  A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 am Thursday, June 28, 2018 at St. Clare of Assisi parish at St. Victors Catholic Church with Monsignor Larry Bakke as concelebrant. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. A visitation will be held Thursday from 10:00 am until the time of service, at the church.
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Jason A. Notter
age 42, of Janesville, died on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at his home. 
He was born on March 19, 1976 in Wiota, Wisconsin the son of Roger and Betty (Nyman) Notter. Jason was a 1996 graduate of Darlington High School and Herzing College of Electronics.

He was currently employed with Pieper Power and also was employed with International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

He was a member of the IBEW#890 and the Centurian Motorcycle club.

He enjoyed riding motorcycles, hunting and shooting sports.

He is survived by his fiancée, Nicole Morgan of Janesville; father, Roger Notter of Argyle; mother, Betty Johnson of Walworth; brothers, Joe Notter of Darlington; Josh (Deb) Notter of Darlington; sister, Julie Notter of Beloit; step-children: Lydia and Presely Morgan and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

He is predeceased by a brother, Jeff.

A celebration of Jason’s Life will be Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE funeral home 1455 Mansion Dr., and 18th Ave. in Monroe.

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Ronald “Ron” L. Bader
age 86, of rural New Glarus, passed from an untimely accident on June 25, 2018. He was born on September 24, 1931 in Chapman, Nebraska, the son of Arnold and Freda (Peters) Bader. 

Ron graduated from Springville, Iowa High School and served in the Iowa National Guard Reserves for 8 years. 

Ronald and Norma Williams were united in marriage on August 9, 1953 at St. Matthew’s Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

His legacy lives on. Nearly 275 employees of Bader Rutter and its three offices are indebted to Ron’s vision. In 1974, he opened his own Milwaukee advertising agency to serve agricultural clients in the Midwest. During his leadership, the agency grew to become the largest marketing and advertising agency in Wisconsin and the largest agrimarketing agency in the country. Ron’s goal was to create an agency where aspiring professionals would like to work and build a career. 

Ron also founded and supervised Carrousel Farms as a manifestation of his love for agriculture. 

A farm boy himself, he loved all aspects of farming; including the crops and livestock.  

The awards reflected his life and career. Ron was inducted into the Wisconsin Advertising Hall of Fame in 2013. He took pride in helping and donating to numerous local and National Charities. Ron believed when you commit to something, you do it right. 

Ronald was a devoted member of the St. James Lutheran Church in Verona. He was also a member of many organizations such as the National Agrimarketing Association. He supported multiple youth organizations throughout his life, which included State Fair, Holstein Association, 4-H board member for many years; serving as president of the Arabian Horse Association He owned and bred champion Arabian Horses, Black and White Holsteins; Red and White Holsteins, Limousin cattle, Red Angus cattle, and Champion Club Calf Cattle.  

He is survived by his wife Norma, of New Glarus; children: Kimberly (Jean) Choi of Tijeras, New Mexico; Stephanie (Robert) Cornfield of Monroe; Randy (Sue Obert) Bader, Brad (Mary) Bader and Troy (Janel) Bader all of Monroe; 8 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; sisters, Rogene (Benny) Buchheim and Arlene Po and many nieces and nephews. 

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Arnold Jr. in infancy and Robert Bader. 

Funeral services will be Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at St. James Lutheran Church 427 S. Main Street in Verona, with Pastor Kurt Billings officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Monroe.  

A visitation will be held Friday, June 29th, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr., and 18th Ave., in Monroe and Saturday, June 30, from 10:00 am until time of service at the Church. 

The family thanks the Green County Sheriff and Green County emergency services. 
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Nancy Ruth Hobbs
age 86, of South Wayne, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born February 15, 1932 in Belleville, PA to Alpheus and Rebecca (Zook) Peachey. She was united in marriage to Claude Ray Hobbs on June 11, 1950 in Chesapeake, VA.

Nancy grew up and raised a family in the Chesapeake, VA area. She was a member of the Linn Mennonite Church in Roanoke, IL.

She is survived by her children: Karen (Paul) Kennell of South Wayne; Lester (Patricia) Hobbs of a Marietta, GA, Gary (Joyce) Hobbs of Meherrin, VA;; 15 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, two brothers, Abe and Elam Peachey; one sister, Emma Yoder; daughter, Susan (Hobbs) Garrett; granddaughter, Rebekah Faith Kennell; and a great-grandson, Ethan Jacob Chistner.

Funeral Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00PM on Sunday, July 1, 2018 at Jordan Creek AM Church, 2153 County Rd D., South Wayne. Burial will be held in Roanoke Mennonite Cemetery in Roanoke, IL Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at the Linn Mennonite Church in Roanoke, IL., with a visitation from 11:00 am until the time of service, at the church.

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Jon B. Ammon
age 49, of Durand, IL, passed away on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at his home. Jon was born on August 16, 1968 in Freeport, IL, the son of John and Peg (Logeson) Ammon. He graduated from Monroe High School in 1986.

Jon was a Technical Advisor for ADP. He was a member of the Durand Snowmobile Club, Durand Lions Club and the State Line Trail Blazer Snowmobile Club. He enjoyed annual snowmobile trips out west and fishing trips to northern Wisconsin. He was a beloved Packers fan and shareholder. He also loved tailgating at Brewers games and was a very loyal Badgers fan. Jon had a love of microbrews, craft beer festivals and swap meets.

He is survived by his special friend: Jayne Huettl of Lombard, IL; father, John (fiancé Mary Jo Goecks) Ammon of Monroe, WI and mother, Peg (Jim) Roddick of Eagle River, WI; son, Jonathon Bryce Ammon; daughters, Brittany Ammon and Brooke (Seth) Lovell; 4 grandchildren: Elena and Rowan Ammon and Owen and Amelia Lovell all of Charleston, IL; brothers, Rudy of Juda, WI, Mark of Cedarburg, WI and Erik (Leah) of Bettendorf, IA; sisters, Sara (Pete) Leutenegger of Monroe, WI and Melinda (Chad) Baker of Loren, IL; and step-siblings, Michelle, Kevin, Tami, DeeAnna, Darin, and Kim; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by twin children, Kayleigh and Kyle; stepmother, Bonnie Ammon; maternal grandparents, Bob and Tiny Logeson; paternal grandparents, Rudy and Alice Ammon, and Mary Ammon; uncle, Richard Ammon, and nephew, Logan Ammon.

A Memorial Visitation will be Thursday, July 5, 2018 from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, 1455 Mansion Dr. Monroe, WI. Burial will be held at a later date in York Cemetery. 
Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.shriner111.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials made out to Prader-Will Syndrome at PWSA USA in honor of Jon’s daughter Brittany.

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Dustan J. Beutel
age 26 of Monroe, died unexpectedly Friday, June 29, 2018 at his home. He was born on October 2, 1991 in Monroe, the son of Joel Beutel and Melody (Hastings) Hermanson. He graduated from Monroe High School in 2010 and Blackhawk Technical College with a degree in Culinary Arts. He was a talented chef, and was the executive chef at the Monroe Country Club. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, music, playing the drums, and programming video games. He also volunteered his time every year for the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Banquet. Dustan enjoyed spending time with his many friends.

  He is survived by his Mother, Melody (Don Alston) Hermanson of Monroe; Father, Joel (Amy) Beutel of Evansville; siblings: Raina Beutel of Cleveland, OH, Ciara Block of San Antonio, TX, Liam Hermanson and Carson Sangermano , both of Monroe; maternal grandmother, Joyce Hermanson of Monroe, paternal grandmother, Karen Lelle of Monroe; paternal step-grandfather, John (Pam) Lelle of Quenemo, KS; paternal great grandmother, Charlene Beutel of Monroe, and many aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Francis Hermanson; and paternal grandfather, Richard Beutel.
  A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, July 6, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home.

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Freeman D. Hanson
age 88 of Monroe, died Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at his home. He was born on February 17, 1930 in Argyle, the son of Jesse and Alma (Olson) Hanson. He graduated from Argyle High School. Freeman married Irene E. Johnson on January 17, 1953 in Argyle. Freeman started out his life farming and running a portable feed mill; later he went to work for the city of Monroe street department, where he served as supervisor and worked for the city for 20 years. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church.  

  He enjoyed dancing & camping and was a handyman for anyone seeking help.  

  He is survived by his wife, Irene of Monroe; 4 children: Dave Hanson of Monroe, Sue (Brian) Hoffmaster of Monticello, Jeff Hanson of Knoxville, TN, and Sara (William) Ritschard of Monroe; 11 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, sons, Larry Hanson and Ronald Hanson in infancy; grandson, Joshua Kruse; 2 sisters: Hazel Flanery and Sonja Hanson; 6 brothers: Jessie Jr., Richard, Roger, Olgar, Stanley and Francis. 

  A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm, Thursday, July 12, 2018 at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE funeral home, with Chaplain Sue Hall officiating. Burial will be in Apple Grove Cemetery in Argyle, at a later date. A visitation will be held Thursday, July 12th, from 11:00 am until the time of service, at the funeral home.  
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Gary Lee Phillips
age 61, of Monroe, Wis, passed away Thursday, July 5, 2018 after a brief illness. 

Gary graduated from Monroe High School, and attended Madison Business College. He enjoyed Harley riding, snowmobiling, Foosball, and most of all, hanging out with his friends.

He was a long-time vice-president of Phillips Furniture of Monroe and a good salesman, who enjoyed selling to his friends and neighbors.  

He is survived by two brothers (both from Monroe): Ralph (Sharon) Phillips, Larry (Pam) Phillips, and two sisters: Vicki Phillips (of Monroe), and Shan (Bob) Leatherman of Olathe, Kansas. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, and grand-nieces and grand-nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Ralph O. Phillips and Winnifred Phillips.

A visitation will be held from 4:00 pm-to-7:00 pm on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE funeral home (1455 Mansion Drive, Monroe, Wis.). Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery at a later date.

A Celebration of Life will be held at The Brick (tavern), in Gratiot, on Saturday, July 21st, from 2:00 pm-to-6:00 pm to honor Gary, but also to honor his many friends, who he dearly loved.

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Evelyn Marie Mozoski
age 92, passed away July 7, 2018 at Uplands Hills Health Hospital in Dodgeville. She was born in Hamtramch, Michigan on December 7, 1925, the daughter of Anthony and Anna (Tomcavage) Grucella. She was raised in the Dearborn area and graduated from Fordson High School in 1943. She later married her lifelong friend and love of her life, Paul Mozoski, on October 12, 1946. They settled in the New Haven, Michigan area and together had seven children. She loved being a mother and homemaker. She taught religious education and was very involved in the St. Francis of Assisi Church in New Haven.  

  She is survived by 6 children: Paul (Diane) Mozoski Jr. of Fountain Inn, SC, Barbara (Larry) Springer of Mineral Point, Nancy (Kelly) Prettyman of Prescott Valley, AZ, Sharon (Mark) Wasley of Mineral Point, Thomas (Paula) Mozoski of Franklin, WI, and Karen (Richard) Field of Andover, MN; 18 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 2 great great granddaughters; a sister, Patricia (Dennis) Stellenberg of Upland, CA. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, James in 1979, and a sister, Dorothy Baird. 

  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Dodgeville with Monsignor Dan Ganshert officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Monroe. SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home is assisting the family. 
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Diane Lee (Berg) Heindel
age 71, of Monroe, Wis, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and friends on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at the Monroe Hospital Hospice Home in Monroe. She was born on August 13, 1946, at the Monroe Hospital to L. Freeman and Edna (Lisser) Berg. She grew up on a family farm near Woodford, Wis. and was a proud member of the class of 1964 graduating from South Wayne High School.

Diane married Larry Heindel on November 27, 1965 at Jordan Lutheran Church, Browntown, Wis. They lived in Warren, Illinois for several years before moving to Monroe in the late 1960’s. Diane was employed for 53 years at Reffue, Pas, Jacobson, Knox & Koster, LLP, Certified Public Accountants.

She belonged to Grace Lutheran Church and was a dedicated member of Green County Emergency Medical Service (EMS) for 39 years. She also worked for Boy Scouts of America and was a member of Women of the Moose.

Over the years Diane enjoyed sewing, embroidery, ceramics, reading, baking, cooking, country music, and especially spending time with her dear friends. She also enjoyed going to the Curves Exercise Center and working out with her friends, “the Curves Girls”. Diane and Larry traveled to many parts of the United States and to a number of different countries including, Switzerland, England, Ireland, Scotland, Austria, Germany, Lichtenstein and the Czech Republic for Tug of War events. Diane’s favorite destinations were Switzerland and Prague in the Czech Republic. She was a Colts, Cubs, and Badgers fan. Diane’s sweet smile, her sense of humor and her quiet, gentle, giving, loving nature will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.

Diane is survived by her husband, Larry, her daughter Lisa, her son Kerry, her mother, Edna (Lisser) Berg, her sister Ruth (Lee) Rupnow, her brother-in-law Harold Heindel, her niece Amy (Robert) Thole, her nephew Bradley (Coleen) Rupnow, her grandnephew Nolan Thole, her grandnieces Monique and Rhya Thole and Abigail and Alexa Rupnow, her special cousins, and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her twin sister Donna at birth, her father L. Freeman Berg, her father-in-law Edward Heindel, and her mother-in-law Vera (Wernicke) Heindel.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Green County Emergency Medical Service (EMS), Monroe Clinic & Hospital, University of Wisconsin-Madison Hospital, Edgerton Hospital, Pleasant View Nursing Home and Monroe Hospital Hospice Home for all their compassion and the kind, loving care they provided for Diane during her illness. Thank you also to family, friends, Pastor Tabaka and Pastor Thickpenny for their many visits and loving support.

Funeral services will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, Monroe on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Monroe.

Visitation will be at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home in Monroe on Thursday, July 12th, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and before the service at Grace Lutheran Church, Monroe on Friday, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Memorials may be made to Green County Emergency Medical Service (EMS) and Monroe Hospital Hospice Home. Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family. Condolences may be shared at www.shriner111.com.

Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home
1455 Mansion Dr. P.O. Box 86 Monroe, WI 53566
Phone: 608-325-4306 Fax: 608-325-2185

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Richard Lee Ruegsegger
age 85, of Monroe, WI, formerly of South Wayne, passed away on July 10, 2018 at Aster Assisted Living. 

He was born on March 8, 1933 in Wiota, WI, the son of Victor and Wanda (Seffrood) Ruegsegger. He graduated from South Wayne High School in 1951. He enlisted in the US Army from 1953 to 1955. Richard married Jean O’Brien on June 4, 1960 at St. John’s Catholic Church in South Wayne. Richard ran a successful family dairy farm with Jean in Wiota Township for many years. He retired from dairy farming for the first time in 1994. Getting bored with retirement, it wasn’t long before he rebuilt his dairy herd to milk four more years and retired a second time in 1998. The family farm, which started in 1917, is still in the family and managed by his sons.  

Richard was an active member of St. John’s Catholic Church in South Wayne. He was an avid card player and Euchre was his specialty. He enjoyed playing cards with a longtime group of friends most afternoons. He and Jean were also in a local couples’ card club for many years. He also enjoyed riding horses and along with Jean was a member of the local saddle club. He played slow-pitch in the Tavern leagues in Gratiot and was a sought after pitcher. In his retirement years he enjoyed watching Wiota Home Talent baseball. He also enjoyed watching high school sports and had a lifetime pass for Blackhawk Warrior home games. 

Richard is survived by 3 sons: David Ruegsegger of Monroe, Michael (Amy) Ruegsegger of Woodbury, MN and Thomas (Amy) Ruegsegger of Oshkosh; 7 grandchildren: Brittany, Joseph, Caleb, Katelyn, Zachary, Joshua and Nathan; siblings: sister Carol (Larry) Skivers and brother Fredrick (Pat) Ruegsegger.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Jean and his grandson Eric. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church in Monroe with Monsignor Larry Bakke celebrant. 

Visitation will be Friday, July 13, 2018 from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home, 1455 Mansion Dr. and 18th Ave. in Monroe.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Make-A-Wish Foundation at Wish.org. 
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