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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.
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.
Jessica Elizabeth Fuchs
age 34, of Madison, formerly of Monroe, passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at her home. She was born on May 3, 1985, the daughter of Dale T. Eells and Jan M. Vogel-Fuchs in North Carolina. She was united in marriage to David Fuchs on March 28, 2015.
Jessica was currently working in the Human Resources Department at Willow Pointe in Verona. She enjoyed listening to music and going to concerts, as well as painting, gardening and being outdoors. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family.
Jessica is survived by her husband, David Fuchs; her son, Elijah; mother, Jan Fuchs of Monroe; father, Dale Eells of Anaheim, CA; sister, Jennifer Huenefeld of Monroe; brother, Jeramiah (Julia) Fuchs of Fall River; maternal grandmother, Dorothy Vogel of Monroe; parents-in-law, Jim and Lorie Fuchs; and special friends, Nick McGhee, Kerry Phillips, Perry (Lois) Bond, and Miguel Fernandez.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Albert and Sharon Eells; and maternal grandfather, Arley Vogel.
A Celebration of Jessica’s Life will be held from 4:00-7:00 P.M. on Monday, June 17, 2019 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established for Jessica’s son, Elijah.
Craig R. Schmidt
age 59 of Elkhorn, formerly of Monroe, died Monday, June 17, 2019 at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee. He was born on October 25, 1959 in Monroe, the son of Roger and Marjorie (Patrick) Schmidt. He graduated from Monroe High School in 1978. Craig married Bobbi Blum on April 20, 2001 in Jamaica.
Craig was a very skilled mechanic for many years, over the years he has moved into leadership positions, with the most current as service director at Bud Weiser Motors in Beloit. He was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ. Craig was a part of the Monroe Fire Department for 10-12 years. He was the Former president of Stateline Trail Blazers. He enjoyed snowmobiling, boats, and corvettes.
He is survived by his wife, Bobbi of Elkhorn; son, Hans (Brooke) Schmidt of Monroe; mother, Marjorie (Sheldon Steiner) Schmidt of Monroe; 3 grandchildren: Braxton, Kolt and Oaklee; brother, Tim (Nancy) Schmidt of Monroe; several nieces and nephews; as well as many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Roger and his brother, Scott.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday June 21, 2019 at St. Johns United Church of Christ with Reverend Kathleen Rinear officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. A visitation will be held Thursday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home.
Doris Marie Renshaw
age 71, of Monroe, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at The Monroe Clinic Hospice Home. She was born on August 22, 1947, the daughter of Oswald and Martha (Heinrich) Donath.
She was a graduate of Rufus King High School in Milwaukee. She attended MATC-Milwaukee where she received her degree in nursing. Doris then became a Licensed Practical Nurse and worked at the New Glarus Home for many years. She also worked for Road America Flag in Plymouth as a corner worker and most recently she was working at Swiss Colony part time. Doris was a member of Grace Church in New Glarus.
She is survived by her sons, Bryant (Kim) Hill and Aaron (Kim) Hill both of Green Bay; sister, Rita (Peter) Ludyjan of Waukesha; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and half-brother, Gordon Heinrich.
Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Grace Church in New Glarus with Pastor Roger Olsen officiating.
Beverly Ann Goepfert
age 67, of Monroe, passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at the Monroe Clinic Hospice Home. Bev was born the daughter of Glen E. and Dorothy M. (Wells) Kortmann on December 3, 1951 in Freeport, IL. She was united in marriage to Harvey Victor Goepfert on April 5, 1969 in Monroe.
Bev worked in retail sales in the Monroe area for many years, including at Luecke’s Jewelers. She was also a bartender for many years at Tuner Hall and the Monroe Moose Lodge. Bev was a lifetime member of the Zilmer Riley VFW Post #2312 Auxiliary in Monroe, and had also served as Auxiliary President.
Bev is survived by her husband of 50 years, Harvey of Monroe; two daughters, Julie (Dan) Verschage and Tammy Goepfert both of Monroe; one grandson, Kyler (Kayla Beyer) Smith; sister, Diane Marie (Rick) Butler of Argyle; and several nieces and one nephew.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday June 28, 2019 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home. Burial will follow service in Greenwood Cemetery. A visitation will be held Thursday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established in Beverly’s name.
Janet Mae Buholzer
age 73 of Monroe formerly of Montello, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at the UW Hospital in Madison. She was born on February 8, 1946 the daughter of Leo and Marjorie (Kortemeier) Kraut in Rockford. She was united in marriage to Gary L. Buholzer on August 12, 1966 at the church by the side of the road in Rockton, IL.
Janet was a proof reader at Moore Business Forms for many years. Janet loved spending time with her family and taking trips to the casino. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening.
Janet is survived by her daughters, Marla (Tim) Petit of Monroe and Patty (Brian) Hammons of Orangeville; grandchildren, Holly (Eric) Schaefer of Brodhead, Brandon (Amber) Hammons of Brodhead, Gary (Anne Baumann) Petit of Edgerton, and Brock Hammons of Orangeville; four great-grandchildren; brother, Leon Kraut of Kentucky; sister-in-law, Sharon (Keith Rothenbueler) Campbell; and brothers-in-law, Vernell Sarver and Larry Buholzer.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Gary; and sister, Linda Sarver.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00AM on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Rev. Todd Hackman officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 at the funeral home.
Joann M. Dearth
age 78, died Monday, June 24, 2019 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born on April 9, 1941 in Monroe, the daughter of John and Lenza (Swartz) Lehr. She was a graduate of Monticello High School. Joann was united in marriage to Frederick Dearth in 1981; he preceded her in death in 1995.
Joann worked at Swiss Colony in customer service for many years. She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Women of the Moose in Monroe, VFW Auxiliary, and the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed softball, golfing, and her weekly Bowling League. She especially enjoyed spending time at her lake home on Crystal Lake in Lodi.
She is survived by her daughters, Wendy (Randy) Sager of Rock City, IL and Robyn (Steve) Goecks of Juda; 3 grandchildren, Jeremy Wand, Jessica (Ryan) Cahill and Jamie (Josh) Riese; 6 great-grandchildren, Haley and Isabelle Wand, Danika and Kellen Cahill, and Kaden and Jaxton Riese; brother, Richard (Jonnie) Lehr; and sister-in-law, Carla Lehr; and her cat, Tanner “Fluffball”.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Tracy Broge in 2012; sister, Judith Lehr in 1960; and brother, Duane Lehr in 2018.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00AM on Monday, July 1, 2019 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral home with Reverend Kathleen Rinear officiating. Visitation will be held on Monday, from 9:00AM until the time of service at the funeral home.
The family would like to extend a special Thank You to Joann’s dear friend, Bonnie Gedman for her continued love and compassion.
Homer Earl “Fudd” Pickett
age 82, of South Wayne passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. Homer was born March 19, 1937 in Woodford, the son of Bernard and Margaret (Mahlkuch) Pickett. He was one of 11 children. Homer attended the Woodford School for 8 years, and then attended South Wayne High School for 4 years. He was united in marriage to Carol Hanson on October 27, 1956 at the Yellowstone Lutheran Church; they have been married for 62 and half years.
He was in business for 34 years in South Wayne as a Surge Dairy Equipment dealer. He was also very active in the community as a School Board member, Fire Department member, South Wayne Village Trustee, Secretary for 47 years at the Black Hawk Sportsman Club. He was also very active at the Black Hawk Memorial Park in Woodford for many years. Homer was on the “chain-gang” for the football games in South Wayne for 49 years. He was an avid Black Hawk sports fan. He loved fishing, bowling, fast-pitch softball, trap shooting, and playing cards with the family. He especially loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. Friends will miss his sense of humor and all the jokes he used to tell.
Homer is survived by his wife, Carol of South Wayne; four children, Terry (Mary Lou) Pickett of South Wayne, LuAnn (Larry) Hutson of Sparta, Daniel (Melanie) Pickett and Larry Pickett both of South Wayne. He is also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom he dearly loved and enjoyed spending time with. He is further survived by his siblings, Ruby Phillips of Monroe, Stanley Pickett of New Glarus, Delores (Alan) Hixson of Couderay, Karen Nyman of Brodhead, Gary (Joan) Pickett of Browntown, Joan (Robert) Lovelace of Woodford, and Janet (Mike) Minder of Browntown; and sisters-in-law, Carol and Phyllis Pickett.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Dean, Glenn, and Franklin Pickett.
Memorial Services will be held at 5:00 PM on Friday, June 28, 2019 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, 1455 Mansion Dr. and N. 18th Ave in Monroe, with Pastor Dan Bohlman officiating.
Visitation will be held on Friday, from 2:00 PM until the time of service at the funeral home.
Cremation rites have been accorded by Homer’s wishes. Burial will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Homer’s name.
George M. Jones
age 89, of Monroe, formerly of Byron, Illinois, died Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at his home. He was born on May 8, 1930 in Brodhead, Wisconsin to parents Russell and Florence (Mathewson ) Jones. George served in the US Army (1951-1953) and achieved Corporal 1st Class in the 82nd Airborne. George married Pauline Ann Cook in 1955. George was owner of Jones concrete in Byron, Illinois for 40 years. Throughout his life, George was an avid horseman that enjoyed quarter horse racing, saddleback riding and draft horses.
He is survived by his sons: Mark of Winslow, IL and David (Debbie) Jones of Two Rivers, WI; 3 grandchildren: Greg (Melissa) Jones of Mequon, WI, Sandy (Brandon) Wilkens of Ft. Wayne, IN, and Laura (Cory) Skeeters of Smyrna, GA; 7 great-grandchildren, George, Charlie, and Arnette Jones, Evan and Molly Wilkens, Carter and Hudson Skeeters. George was preceded in death by his; wife, Pauline; son, George Michael; parents; and sisters, Francis and Beverly.
A Celebration of George’s Life will be held at 12:00 to 3:00 PM on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at the Junction House, N3693 County Road J and Hwy 81 in Monroe, Wisconsin.
Lois Marie Noble
age 92, of Monroe passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Azura Memory Care. She was born on March 3, 1927, the daughter of Orlando and Annice (McKillip) LaDow in Darlington. She was united in marriage to Orville L. Noble.
Lois retired from Microswitch after working there for 38 years. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in South Wayne, Mother’s Club, and Red Hat Club. Lois enjoyed craft shows, taking vacations with her family, and doing yard-work.
Lois is survived by her children, Don (Barb) Noble of Monroe and Donna Stauffacher of South Wayne; 4 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Joe (Helen LaDow of South Wayne and LaVerne LaDow of Mineral Point; and sisters, Ritha Blackbourn, Mary Shutt both of Monroe, and Linda Blum of Monticello.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Orville; 3 brothers; 1 sister; and a son-in-law.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00AM on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Mary Gafner officiating. Burial will take place following services in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Gratiot. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 10:00AM until the time of service at the funeral home.
Doris M. Aebly
age 92, died Friday, July 5, 2019 at New Glarus Nursing Home. She was born on May 2, 1927 in Postville, WI; the daughter of Conrad and Rosina (Duerst) Elmer Jr. She attended Postville and Purcell rural schools in Green County. Doris married Casper Aebly on June 29, 1949 in Monroe. She worked as the Bookkeeper in the family business for 34 years, Cap Aebly Garage. Doris enjoyed flowers, gardening and cooking.
She is survived by her son, Gary (Valerie) Aebly of Monroe; Grandchildren, Scott (Jennifer Johnson) Aebly of Monroe and Brandi (Jon) Eyler of Monticello; 4great grandchildren: Trevor and Tanner Aebly, Katelyn Eyler, and Brenna Aebly; brother, Sylvan (Dorothy) Elmer of Spring Green; sisters, Charlotte Tresner of Monroe and Carolyn (David) Pederson of Sauk City; son-in-law, Al Schwartz of Monroe. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Cheryl Schwartz; son, Ronnie Aebly; 4 brothers and 4 sisters.
Private services will be held at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, with Pastor Mary Gafner officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.
Robby “Rob” W. Nielsen
age 42 of Blanchardville, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday July, 6, 2019 surrounded by his loved ones after a brief but very courageous battle with cancer. Rob was born on March 16, 1977 in Rockford, Illinois, the son of Carl and Cindy (Peppers) Nielsen. Shortly after, the family moved to Woodford, WI where he attended Black Hawk Schools. After High School, he worked for Cleary Building Corp. in Verona, WI until an accident in January of 2003 left him paralyzed. Being stripped of his ability to walk did not take away his passion for life and the outdoors. He loved to go hunting and fishing and rarely missed a chance to go. He was also a huge sports fan and absolutely loved his Michigan Wolverines and his Dallas Cowboys. He made an impact on the lives of everyone he met with his carefree spirit and his willingness to help anyone who needed it, even when he had little to give.
He is survived by his parents, Carl and Cindy Nielsen of Argyle; sisters: Denise (Stewart) Swenson of Shullsburg and Janice (Brian) Teasdale of Monroe; his girlfriend, Jen Waterman of Blanchardville; a niece, Cori McNett; nephews, Marcus Gordon and Kayden Teasdale; great nephew, Jasper Flannery; great niece, Jazmyne Flannery; his beloved dog and best friend, Duke; very special friends: Scott Hansen and Samee Metz; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents; several aunts and uncles; a very special friend, Jeremy Kainz.
A memorial service will be held at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery in Freeport at a later date. A visitation will be held Saturday from 10:00 am until the time of service.
Rob will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
The family would like to sincerely thank the Agrace Hospice Team who helped us fulfill Rob’s wishes of spending his final days at home.
Franklin A. Potter
age 83 of Browntown, died Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Monroe Clinic Hospice Home. He was born on August 24, 1935 in Martintown, the son of Frank and Elsie (Brown) Potter. He attended Cadiz and Gage Schools, and graduated from Winslow High School in 1953. Frank married Glenda B. Albright on November 14, 1953 in rural Winslow, Illinois by Rev. Roy Berg. Franklin worked at Dearth Motors, Gempler Tire Shop. They went farming at 3 farms around South Wayne and Winslow. He had his own business, Blackhawk Trucking and sold Super Sweet feed at rural Browntown, then drove gas truck for Bowen Oil Company, then drove semi for Green County Express at Lena, and last before retiring drove semi for Swiss Colony.
Franklin and Glenda celebrated 66 years of marriage. They took many trips to the state of Washington, Mesa, AZ, Mississippi, Branson, Nashville and Dolly Wood. He enjoyed Country music and old time music, the Greg Anderson Band. He liked to play cards, Wahoo, Dominos, and eating out. He was a member of Martintown Community Church for 60 years. He’s now a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church at Lena. He also enjoyed working at the Thrift store at Lena and the last few years he mowed the Garden Path in Browntown, at the corner of Hwy 11 and County M.
He is survived by his wife Glenda of 66 years; 4 children: Terry Aurand of Warren, IL, Dennis (Kathy) Potter of Monroe, Donald (Darlene) Potter of Winslow, and Lora (Greg) Gutzmer of Kennewick, WA; grandchildren: Dustin (Alicia) Sigafus, Jeremy (Jackie) Sigafus, Mandy (Aurand) Brooker, Ben Aurand, Josh (Leah Weiman) Potter, Jason Potter, Robert (Michele) Chumbler, Blake Chumbler, Brandon (April Bolton) Potter, James Gutzmer, Jessica (Nick) Suitonu, Le Ann (Will) Touchette; great grandchildren: Addison, Evan and Layla Sigafus, Kaylee , Zoey, Josie, and Zachery Brooker, Anna and Alyssa Potter. Brett Heller, Brenton and Daylan Chumbler, Raia and Keegan Potter, Kassadi and Kayden Suitonu, Landen and Eastyn Touchette. Many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, sister, Nada (Hanson) Meyers; brothers-in-law, Art “Bud” Hanson, Ed Meyers, Dennis Sigafus; baby Sigafus, son, Daniel Lee Potter, granddaughter, Michelle Aurand; and aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday July 12, 2019 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lena, IL with Reverend Rich Bader officiating. Burial will be in Saucerman Cemetery, at a later date. A visitation will be held Friday from 9:00 to 11:00 am at the church. SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Irma E. Mayer
age 96, of Monroe, died on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital, she was born on September 12, 1922 in Monroe, the daughter of Gustave and Emma (Zilmer) Monte. She attended Watson School in Browntown. Irma married Ira L. Mayer on June 16, 1943 at Peace Church of Christ in Browntown.
Irma farmed alongside her husband in the South Wayne area until moving to Monroe in 1976. She later worked at the Monroe Hospital in housekeeping.
She was a member of Peace Church of Christ in Browntown; Women of the Moose Chapter#594; loved to play cards several times a week; and loved to go to the Casino.
She is survived by her daughters, Marilyn (Ron Rufener) Bartelt of Monroe and Darlyne (Terry) Dillon of Brodhead; 5 grandchildren, Michael (Melissa) Bartelt, Mark (Carrie) Bartelt, Michelle (Jonny) Richard, Julie Hilliard and Craig Dillon; 5 great-grandchildren, Casey, Mitchell, Maddie Bartelt, Jaelyn and Jacob Hilliard and Axel Richard; and sister, Ardelle Sellnow.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Ira, siblings, Bernice Leck, Viola Buholzer, Retha Dix, Virgil Monte; son-in-law, Eugene Barelt in 2003.
Funeral services will be Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 11:00 A.M.at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE funeral home in Monroe with Pastor Mary Gafner officiating. Burial will be in Saucerman Cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday, July 10th from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to St. Clare Friedensheim for their loving care for the past 2 ½ years.
Jeffrey W. Bergum
age 54 of Monroe, died Sunday, July 7, 2019 at U.W. Hospital in Madison. He was born on January 4, 1965 in Stoughton, the son of Theodore and Beatrice (Patchen) Bergum. He graduated from Monticello High School and Black Hawk Tech in Ag Business. Jeffrey married Brenda M. Schlitzer on June 27, 1992 in Monroe. Jeff was a dairy farmer in Monticello and also drove truck for Helena Agriculture, formerly Ag-Tech, and Flying Eagle. He was a member of Sons of Norway and enjoyed truck and tractor pulls.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda of Monroe; his mother, Beatrice Bergum of Monticello; daughter, Bobbi Jo Bergum of Baltimore, MD. He was preceded in death by his father, Theodore; parents-in-law: John and Phyllis Schlitzer.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Friday, July 12, 2019 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in South Wayne, with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will held be in Union Cemetery, South Wayne. A visitation will be held Thursday evening from 3:00 to 7:00 pm at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home.
Doris Elaine Kampfer
age 84, of Monroe passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at Monroe Health Services. She was born May 24, 1935 the daughter of Joshua and Ethel (Helmeid) Weston. She was united in marriage to Hans R. Kampfer on November 10, 1952 in Argyle, WI.
She was a member of Monroe Bible Church. Doris worked for Swiss Colony for over 30 years. In her spare time she enjoyed quilting and sewing for many people. Doris and Hans shared many wonderful years together, they especially enjoyed traveling, and spending many hours flying together in airplanes Hans had built himself. She also loved going on day trips with her friends and occasionally overnight ones as well; and getting together for lunch with people to share memories.
Doris is survived by her nieces and nephews, Roxanne (Randy) Bollig of Blue Mounds, WI, Roger Thompson, Steve (Anik Suprapti) Nybroten of White Salmon, WA, Connie (Dennis) Dregne of Janseville, Cindy (Steve) Vogel of Monroe, Robert (Cindy Maurray) Stoehr of Fort Myers, FL, Anita (Rodney Weeden) Stoehr of Monticello, Elaine (Tracy) Smith of Argyle, Jeannie (Jay) Leopold of Argyle and James Kampfer, Jr. of Barneveld; and sisters-in-law, Rosemary (Clarence) Schmidt of Glencoe, MN, Maggie (Robert) Stoehr of Monticello and Ruth (John) Wells of Monticello.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Hans; sister, Ruth Thompson; and niece, Brenda Pagel.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00AM on Friday, July 19, 2019 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Elder Mike Westcomb officiating. Burial will follow service in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday from10:00AM until the time of service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Doris’ name.
Hayden Michael Flood
June 23, 2019 - July 10, 2019
Our precious little angel, Hayden Michael Flood, beloved infant son of Whitney Driver and Jeremiah Flood, of Monroe, went to be with our Lord on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. We were blessed with his beautiful and determined spirit knowing that our cherished baby will forever live on in the hearts of the many he touched.
A Private Family Service was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 15, 2019 and burial took place in Greenwood Cemetery, with Rev. Todd Hackman officiating. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home assisted the family.
In addition to his parents, Hayden is survived by his twin brother, Hudson Noah; maternal grandparents, Marley (John Johnson) Lindsey and Robert (Carol) Driver; paternal grandparents, Elizabeth (Michael) Anderson and Kevin Flood; aunts and uncles, Tony (Gabriela) Wyss, Ben (Emily) Wyss, Isabelle Driver, Zachariah Flood, Michaella (Kenneth) Anderson, and Ethan Johnson; as well as many extended family members and friends.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses of St. Mary’s NICU in Madison for their incredible care provided to Hayden and family.
To our sweet, sweet boy, Hayden Michael, while your time here on earth was limited you have already made such an impact on those around you, and will continue to do so through your legacy. We will never forget looking into your beautiful, big eyes each day Mommy and Daddy visited you. We were so very blessed to have gotten 17 days with you. Mommy and Daddy are so incredibly proud of your strength and bravery. Mommy, Daddy, and Hudson miss you more than words can begin to describe. Please continue to protect us and give us strength in the coming days. We love you, our beautiful angel.
For this child we have prayed. 1 Samuel 1:27
Nathan W. Bechtolt
age 87, of Monroe passed away on Friday, July 19, 2019 at his home. He was born March 24, 1932, the son of Clarke and Marie (Wolter) Bechtolt in Monroe. He attended rural Round Grove School until 8th grade, and was a 1949 graduate of Monroe High School. In May of 1954 he entered the US Army at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri in the 3rd Armured Division. After basic training he was transferred to Fort George G. Meade, 19th Combat Engineer Battalion. In November of 1955 he was discharged from service due to the death of his father, Nate returned home to run the family farm.
He was united in marriage to Donna Mae Menehan on November 3, 1956. They raised three children together, Randy Bechtolt of Raleigh, NC, Cheri (Bob) Foulker of Monroe, and Steven (Cindy) Bechtolt of South Wayne.
He farmed in Monroe until 1965; he then started work for Swiss Colony and Green County Foods division of Swiss Colony. He was the manager of the warehouse for both. He retired on March 31, 1995 after 28 years. In May of 2000 he came out of retirement to work for Monroe Truck Equipment, delivering new trucks and plows to various dealers. He retired once again on November 11, 2011. Nate enjoyed playing slow and fast pitch softball for thirty years in Monroe. He also enjoyed the Brewers, Packers, Bucks, and Badgers sports teams. Nate bowled and played cards all of his life; and enjoyed being outdoors most of all. He was a 50 year member, officer, and past Governor of the Monroe Moose Lodge Post #754.
Nate is survived by his children; as well as 6 grandchildren, Josh (Nicol) Bondele of Florida, Josh (Carrie) Foulker of Monroe, Justin (Erica) Foulker of Monroe, Kyle (Caitlin) Foulker of Monroe, Jenny (Andrew) Caruso of Eldridge, IA, and Molly (Tyler Francois) Bechtolt of Milwaukee; 9 great-grandchildren; sister LaVonne Boeck; sister-in-law, Frances Bechtolt; and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by dear friend and companion of 16 years, Bonita Holmes and her loving family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Donna; twin brother, Naaman Bechtolt; and brothers-in-law, Delbert Boeck and Darwin Menehan.
A Private Celebration of Nate’s Life will be held at a later date for his family.
Nate will be sadly missed by all his friends and family.
Daria L. Beutel
age 26, of Browntown formerly of Monroe passed away Friday evening, August 2, 2019 at the UW Hospital in Madison. A Celebration of Daria’s Life will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 PM on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.
Stephen L. “Reedo” Reed
age 73, passed away at his Monroe home amongst family August 4, 2019.
He will be greatly missed by his beloved wife, Audrey, married 26 years; his son Josh Reed; daughter Sunny Reed; stepdaughter, Chondra (Travis) Tuescher, and brother Brian (Chris) Reed. He was preceded in death by his mother, Pauline Reed of Monroe, WI.
Born March 29, 1946 in Monroe, WI, Steve graduated from Monroe High School, class of ’64, then completed Barber school in 1965. Steve moved to southern California in 1967, where he lived for 13 years. He was a foreman at McDonald Douglas Aircraft, then a Senior Supervisor for United Drywall of Southern California as well as a volunteer fire fighter.
Steve returned to Monroe in 1980 and purchased the Clarno Lumber & Supply business with his brother Brian. Best known for his years of being a ‘Lumber Man’, he found success and many long-term customers that would then become his lifelong friends.
After 37 years of being a ‘Lumber Man’, he retired and enjoyed traveling to tropical beaches with his wife Audrey. They have enjoyed many adventures together and created many beachside memories.
Steve was an active member of the Monroe Lions Club for over 20 years. He enjoyed helping his community by organizing several local activities, especially serving up beers at Cheesedays.
In keeping with Steve’s wishes, a private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Monroe Lions Club. Please direct donations to the Scholarship Fund.
Special thanks to Monroe Hospice and all the nurses and doctors that helped to make him comfortable.
Harry E. Olson
age 91 of Monroe, died Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at his home at the Aster Retirement Community. He was born on March 11, 1928 in Argyle, the son of Lloyd and Anna (Jacobson) Olson. He graduated from Argyle High School. He proudly served in the U.S. Army Air Force during WW II, serving in the Philippines and Guam. Harry was united in marriage to Ruth E. Peterson on August 10, 1950 in South Wayne, WI.
Harry worked for Johnson Pontiac for 20 years, and then Alphorn Ford for 20 years. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, VFW Post 2312, Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge #754. Harry also enjoyed golfing, fishing, and watching the Milwaukee Braves/Brewers and Green Bay Packers.
He is survived by his children: Lynn (Ron) Boeck of New Glarus, Ronald (Jeannie) Olson of Pecatonica, IL, and Diane (Mike) Paulson of Monroe; grandchildren: Teri (Derek) Howard and Tracy (Joe) Cooling of Pecatonica, IL; great grandchildren: Ella, Jordan and Emily; brother-in-law, Roger (Rita) Peterson of Port Byron, IL; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Ruth; son, Ricky Olson; sister, Yvonne Ninneman; and brothers, Sheldon and Alton Olson.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor John Tabaka officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Monroe. A visitation will be held Monday, August 12, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Harry’s name.
Dennis Gerald Bartow
age 65, of Monroe passed away on Friday, August 9, 2019 at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison. He was born on July 29, 1954, the son of Gerald and Jane (Davies) Bartow in Lancaster. He was a graduate of Fennimore High School; he then enlisted in the US Army where he proudly served his country from 1972-1974 during the Vietnam War. Dennis was united in marriage to Connie Wiesenberg on October 4, 2001 in Gatlinburg, TN.
He worked for many years as a salesman for Ashley Furniture and Steinhafel’s. He had also been employed with Schwan’s of Monroe. Dennis kept himself busy as a wrestling coach and remodeling homes. He also enjoyed crossword puzzles, playing cards, watching game shows, playing pranks on people, and spoiling kids with candy and sweets.
Dennis is survived by his wife, Connie of Monroe; mother, Jane Bartow of Prairie du Chien; children, Stacy (Paul) Christianson of Hugo, MN, Brandon (Jacque) Bartow of Manitowoc, and Shane (Angela) Bartow of Trempealeau, and Brooke (Jason) Williams of Madison; grandchildren, Carly, Kelsey and Kyle Christianson, Keegan, Morgan, and Tatum Bartow, Rayner Bartow, Treyvon, and Onicah, Jason, and Alivia Williams, step-children, Jacob (Marci) Boss, Joshua Boss, and Janean (Anthony) Anderson all of Monroe; step-grandchildren, Elena and Emily Boss, and Easton Anderson. He is further survived by his siblings, Doug (Christine) Bartow of Monfort, WI, Debbie (Dave) Fishler of Prairie du Chien, WI, Marcia (Rick) Dailey of Lancaster, WI, Kristine (Andy) Cerny of Spokane Valley, WA, Mark (Ellen) Bartow of Stagg, WI, Gary Bartow of Omaha, NE, Jennifer (Jim) Joyce of Denmark, WI; father-in-law, Gerald Wiesenberg of Monroe; sisters-in-law, Brenda (Harlan) Emberson of Argyle, Renee (Andy Strack) Wiesenberg of Monticello and Sandra (Steven) Flannery of Argyle.
He was preceded in death by his father, Gerald Bartow; sister, Rebecca Bartow; brothers, Floyd and Shawn Bartow; paternal grandparents, Floyd and Caroline Bartow; maternal grandparents, Ray and Dorothy Davies; mother-in-law, Janet Wiesenberg; and step-son, Jeremy Boss.
Memorial Services will be held at 12PM NOON on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery with military honors.
Visitation will be held on Saturday from 10:00AM until the time of service at the funeral home. A memorial fund is being established in Dennis’ name.
Walter “Walt” I. Frauchiger
age 76, of Monroe, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at his home. He was born the son of Robert and Verna (Blum) Frauchiger on January 8, 1943 in Monroe. He was a graduate of Monroe High School. Walter was united in marriage to Janet E. Severson on October 26, 1990 at Grace Lutheran Church in Monroe.
Walter served in the Army National Guard. Walt worked for Titan Tire, formally known as Kelly Springfield, in Freeport for 41 years. He was a former member of the Monroe Moose Lodge. He enjoyed gardening, lawn care, wood working, golfing, bowling, and playing horseshoes. Walt loved watching the Packers and the Brewers.
He is survived by his wife, Janet of Monroe; children, Matthew (Wendi Zitske) Frauchiger of Waunakee, Pamela (Tracy) Hamilton of Monroe, Katina (Dean) Ethridge of Monroe, Joshua (Janine Clermont) Frauchiger of Monroe; brother, LeRoy (Karen) Frauchiger; grandchildren, Sam, Mia, Ian (Paula), Connor, and Larissa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Frauchiger and Verna Liddicoat; step-father, Royal Liddicoat; brother, Gene Frauchiger.
Funeral Services will be held at 12pm Noon on Monday, August 19, 2019 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Monday from 10am until the time of service at the funeral home.
Emmrie Rae Hawkinson
was born the infant daughter of Troy Hawkinson and Lauren Keegan on August 12, 2019. She passed away on Monday, August 12, 2019 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. Although she could not stay with us long, her beautiful red hair and perfect, sweet face stole our hearts. We will continue to love her forever.
Emmrie is survived by her parents, Troy and Lauren; maternal grandparents, Terri and Larry Keegan; paternal grandparents; Angela Schoville and Chad Schoville; maternal great-grandfather, Ray Meier; paternal great-grandparents, Jackie Roen, Steve and Vicki Schoville and Butch and Lana Grabow; her aunts and uncles, Tara Keegan, Erica (Michael) Mills, Briana Schoville, Dana Sangermano, Xander Schoville, and Zaidin Schoville.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather,
Timothy Hawkinson; maternal great-grandparents, Hope Meier and Lucy and Nathan Keegan; paternal great-grandparents, Judy Piette and Stan Roen.
Private family services will be held on Friday.