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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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Ronald P. Gruenberg
age 69, of Monroe, died Monday, September 24, 2018 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. He was born on January 30, 1949 in Monroe, the son of Paul and June (Thoman) Gruenberg. He graduated from Juda High School in 1967 and attended U.W. Platteville. Ron married Joan E. Larson on August 16, 1969 in Monroe. Ron worked construction with his father for many years, after retiring from construction he went to work for Colony Brands for 11 years, retiring in 2015. He was a member of St. John’s U.C.C., a former Loyal Order of the Moose member. Ron was an avid bowler, golfer, and was a drummer in a couple of Country Western bands. He also enjoyed fishing, especially his trips to Canada.
He is survived by his wife, Joan; mother, June; and son, Paul; sister, Marilyn (Karen Olson) Gruenberg, all of Monroe; plus several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father.
Celebration of Ron’s life will be held at the American Legion on Sunday, October 7, 2018 from 1:00 – 3:00 P.M.

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Melodie J. Manthei
age 58 of Browntown, died Saturday September 29, 2018 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born on November 30, 1959 in Monroe, the daughter of Eugene Weiss and Jackie Kammerude-Carpenter. She graduated from Monroe High School in 1978 and Franklin University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Management Information Systems. Melodie married Paul E. Manthei on March 4, 1978 in Rockton, IL. She was the Technology Coordinator for the Brodhead School District for 18 years; and at the same time helped her husband on the farm. Melodie was many things, a beekeeper, woodworker, carpenter, and gardener. She also enjoyed feeding and watching the birds, fishing, playing violin and riding motorcycles; but she always had time for family. 

  Melodie was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and grandmother. She demonstrated great moral strength and determination in all aspects of her life. She had many skills and talents but was always willing and motivated to learn and do more for anyone. From remodeling a log home with Paul to relearning to play the accordion for the 100th anniversary of Cheese Days, her determination knew no bounds. 

  She is survived by her husband, Paul of Browntown; children: Dana (Joe) Seis of Grand Marsh, WI, Carlie Manthei of New Glarus, and Dylan (Courtney) Manthei of Poynette; 3 grandchildren: Calvin, Gabe, and Jessie; her mother, Jackie (Richard) Carpenter of Monroe and father, Eugene (Carol) Weiss of Monroe; brother, Richard (Janice) Weiss of Monroe; sister, Jody (Sean) Flannery of Monroe. She was preceded in death by her brother, Todd Babler. 

  A celebration of Melodie’s Life will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home. Burial will take place at Pioneer cemetery at a later date. 

  The family wishes to thank Monroe Clinic Oncology department and Monroe Clinic Hospice for all of their care and support. ​
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Ellen Marie Burmeister
age 67, of Gratiot, passed away on Sunday, October 07, 2018 at the Monroe Clinic Hospice Home after a 7 ½ year battle with cancer. She was born on February 25, 1951 the daughter of Clark and Janette (McCauley) Lelle in Monroe. Ellen was a graduate of Black Hawk High School. She was united in marriage to James “Jim” Burmeister on July 24, 1971 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in South Wayne. 
Ellen worked at Utelco as a phone operator after high school. She spent the majority of life working alongside her husband Jim on their family farm in Gratiot. She enjoyed taking care of her home; her pride and joy was her lawn mower and mowing the yard. She also liked painting ceramics, and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and attending their school events. Ellen was a long time member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Homemakers Club, and the Black Hawk Parent’s Club, when her children were in school. 
Ellen is survived by her husband, Jim of Gratiot; children, Lori (Larry) Seffrood of Twin Grove, Steve (Shelly) Burmeister of Hartford, and Brad (Sara) Burmeister of Darlington; eight grandchildren, Trevor Drain, Sheyanne, Montanna, Savanna, and Dayton Burmeister, and Bowyer, Briggs, and Brody Burmeister; her father, Clark Lelle; brothers, John (Pam) Lelle, Larry (Cali) Lelle, Mike (Terri) Torrisi, and Mark (Dianne) Lelle; sister, Mary (Asia) Lelle; sister-in-law, Deb Lelle; daughter-in-law, Loralie Burmeister; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Janette; stepmother, Doris Lelle; and brother, Thomas Lelle.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00AM on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in South Wayne with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will follow service at Union Cemetery in South Wayne. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 10th from 4:00-7:00PM at the SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Ellen’s name. 
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Joanne M. Sellnow
age 82, of the Albany area passed away on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at the UW Hospital in Madison. She was born on September 27, 1936 the daughter of Byron and Mable (Anderson) Stephenson in Green County. Joanne was united in marriage to Ralph J. Sellnow on September 17, 1955 at the Albany United Methodist Church. 

Over the course of several decades, Joanne owned and operated her own beauty shop where local women and men came for her skillful technique and trusted ear. She was a member of the Albany Baptist Church and the Homemaker’s Club. Many memories were made at Grandma Joanne’s and Grandpa Ralph’s house. No matter the mess or shenanigans, her greatest joy was to have her children and grandchildren gather for fishing, playing, Sunday night pizza, and family fun. 

She is survived by her children, Shelley (Claire) Pryce of Albany, Jeffrey (Marilyn) Sellnow of Monroe, Lisa (David) Leutenegger of Oregon, and Jason (Becki) Sellnow of Franklin, WI; grandchildren, Brandi, Aaron, Chase, Kyleigh, Joel, Brett, Taylor (Becka) and Treavor (Minji); great-grandchildren, Brandon, Lily, Sawyer, and Josephine; and her sister-in-law, Joyce Stephenson. 

Joanne was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and sister, Dolores Frehner; brother-in-law, Fred Frehner and brother, Douglas Stephenson. 

Memorial Services will be held Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE funeral home with Monsignor Larry Bakke celebrant. 

Visitation will be October 14th from 12 noon until time of service at 2:00 at the funeral home. 
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Donna K. Frenzel
age 63, of Monroe, died on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. She was born February 12, 1955 in Dodgeville, the daughter of John and Anna Mae (Cutler) Godfrey. Donna was a 1973 graduate of Dodgeville High School. 

Donna and Shane Frenzel were united in marriage on May 22, 1982 in Monroe. 

She was employed with Walmart for 30 years, retiring in 2017. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and her dog’s Penny and Zoey. 

She also enjoyed arts and crafts and collecting depression glass. 

She is survived by her husband, Shane of Monroe, children: Angie (Todd Pulver) Arians of Monroe, Anthony (Coleen) Frenzel of Dubuque, IA; and Kristin (Mike) Ladwig of Monroe; brother, Jack (Helen) Godfrey of Dodgeville, sister, Linda Walter of Minneapolis, MN; 8 grandchildren, Sandra, Amanda, Marissa, Wyatt, Brock, Colton, Adaleigh, and Caitlyn and 4 great-grandchildren. 

She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Sandy Venden and her favorite dog, Lady. 

Funeral services will be Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 12:00 noon at the SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE funeral home, with Rev. Randy Booth officiating. Burial will be in Oneco Cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. until time of service at the funeral home. 


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Ruth M. Zumbach
age 99, of Monroe, died on Monday, October 15, 2018 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law. She was born on May 18, 1919 in Rockford, IL; the daughter of Clifford and Angeline (Cole) Fleming. Ruth graduated from Rockford High School in 1937.
Orlin Weeks and Ruth Fleming were united in marriage on November 24, 1938 in Rockford; she later married Ernest Zumbach on November 15, 1948 in Monroe.
Ruth worked at Schuetze’s in Monroe for many years.
Ruth was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, life member of the Cecil Jones VFW post #2312 Auxiliary, serving as past president and district president; the Women’s Relief Corps of Monroe, and Family and Community Educators of Ocala. She also was an avid bowler and enjoyed spending time with family.
She is survived by her children: Diana (Alan) Weckerly of Monroe, Floyd (Jackie) Weeks of Thomaston, GA, Linda (Mike) Deininger of Monroe, and Gerry (Richard) Gobeli of Winter Park, FL; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, husbands, Orlin, killed in action during WWII in 1945 and Ernest in 1994, a step-daughter, and three grandchildren.
Memorial service will be at 11:30 A.M. on Monday, October 22, 2018, at St. John’s United Church of Christ with Rev. Todd Hackman officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be Monday October 22nd from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at the church.


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Betty Jean Karlen
age 86, of Monroe passed away on October 16, 2018 at The Monroe Clinic Hospice Home. Betty was born on March 27, 1932 the daughter of Palmer and Elsie (Siedschlag) Wahler. She was a graduate of South Wayne High School in 1950, as well as the Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing in Freeport in 1953. Betty was united in marriage to Royal F. Karlen on August 12, 1995.

Betty started her nursing career at the Greene Memorial Hospital in Xenia, OH. She later worked at the St. Clare Hospital, now The Monroe Clinic Hospital, for 35 years; retiring in 1997. She enjoyed volunteer work, having given 5,800 hours to the Monroe Clinic Volunteers in Partnership, serving on the Scholarship Committee and helping run the gift shop, as well as the Luminary Committee for Green County Relay for Life for 12 years,. She also gave her time to the Apostolate to the Handicapped; both in Monroe and the Wisconsin Dells. Betty was also a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant for 40 years. She was an avid Badger basketball fan and loved to travel. She had been a longtime member of the Monroe United Methodist Church. 

Betty is survived by her husband, Royal; children, Stephanie (Thomas) Seubert of Minnetonka, MN, Kelli Pinnow of Orangeville, Steven Pinnow of Orangeville, and Wendy (Curt Blankenhagen) Ellingson of Monroe; step-children, Kay (James) Doyle and Gerald (Sheila) Karlen; grandchildren, Stephen Seubert, Amy (Eric) Dawson, Heidi (Matthew) Reeter, Christopher (Sommer) Auer, Cory (Haley) Auer, and Ryan, Rachel, and Joshua Ellingson; step-grandchildren, Patrick (Katie Sturdevant) Doyle, Tawni (Lee) Kobielak and Brianna Karlen; 8 great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren. She is further survived by dear family members, Jaime (Mia) Pinnow and their four children; and sisters, Dorothy Miller, and, Mary Quanbeck.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Marjorie and David Brinkmeier and Virginia and Lucas Dischler; brother, Kenneth Wahler, grandson, Scott Auer; and brothers-in-law, Charles Miller and Kermit Quanbeck. 

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00AM on Monday, October 22, 2018 at the Monroe United Methodist Church with Pastor Randy Booth officiating. 
Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 2:00-5:00PM at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home; and also on Monday from 10:00AM until the time of service at the church. Burial will be at Union Cemetery in South Wayne. 
 

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Mary Ellen Scott
age 83, South Wayne passed away, surrounded by her family, on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at The Monroe Clinic Hospice Home. She was born on September 13, 1935 the daughter of Charles and Lillian (Hildreth) Friedli in Dodgeville. Mary was a graduate of Gratiot High School. She was united in marriage to Vernon Scott on July 16, 1955 at the Methodist Church of Mt. Horeb. 

Mary worked alongside her husband on their farm for many years. She was also an in-home caregiver. She enjoyed working in her beautiful flower gardens. Mary also enjoyed baking and cooking; she was known for her chocolate cakes and cheeseburgers, no one could make them as well as her. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the light of her life. 

Mary was a quiet person but she could light up a room with her beautiful smile and the twinkle in her eye. She had a bright spirit and a heart of gold that was infectious to those around her. Mary was a kind, generous woman with a strong faith and has left a lasting impression on all those who knew her and loved her. 

Mary is survived by her children, Nancy (Kenneth) Johnson of Wiota, Mark Scott of Platteville, Pamela (Joseph) Tuescher Scott of South Wayne, and Rhonda (Eric) Strothman of Wiota; seven grandchildren, Heather (Jonathan) Stoeger, Ryan (Brooke) Peterson, Kendra (Justin) Johnson, Lacey (James) Leu, Justin (Morgan Erickson) Engelkens, Janelle (Alan Corley) Johnson, and Brogan Engelkens; 17 great-grandchildren; brothers, Charles (Eleanor) Friedli, Jr. of Stoughton, and Pastor John (Ruth) Friedli of Rochester, MN; sister, Sonia Hustad of Juneau, WI; twin siblings, James (Sandi) Friedli of Monroe and Kathleen (Dean) Lehman of Spooner; sisters-in-law, Glenda (Paul) Finley of Wiota and Anita Schmidt of Adams-Friendship. She is further survived by her dear friend, Bonnie Riffle; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Vernon. 

Funeral Services will be held at 12:00PM Noon on Monday, October 22, 2018 at Apple Grove Lutheran Church in Argyle with Pastor Dan Bohlman officiating. Burial will immediately follow service at Apple Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday from 10:00AM until the time of service at church. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family. 
The family would like to extend a special thank you to The Monroe Clinic Hospice Home for all their wonderful care and compassion, Pastor Dan Bohlman for his daily visits, and Dawn Robelia for the great care and friendship she gave our mom. 
“Thank you mom for showing us the true meaning of compassion, kindness, and love; you will live on in our hearts forever.” –Love, your family


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June Elaine Miller
age 87, of Monroe, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at the Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born on June 13, 1931 the daughter of George and Ida (Prehm) Landwehr in Bensenville, IL. She was a 1949 graduate of Elgin High School in Illinois. June was united in marriage to David F. Miller on November 23, 1951 in Bartlett, IL. 

June worked at Elgin National Watch Factory before she was married. After getting married June and her husband moved to Woodstock, IL where they lived from 1952-1976; when they moved to Monroe. June worked alongside David, taking care of their farm. She enjoyed gardening and tending to her flowers, and was an excellent cook. June also enjoyed volunteering her time to the Ag Chest, and making baked goods for local blood drives and fundraisers. She had been a member of the Monroe United Methodist Church, City Country Homemakers, and bowled for two leagues for many years. She also enjoyed her Tuesday morning ladies coffee group. June and Dave also liked an occasional trip to the casino. The biggest love of her life was her family; she especially loved her time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  

June is survived by her husband, David of Monroe; children, Wayne Miller of Monroe, Nancy (Chuck) Duhai of Woodstock, IL, and Cindy (Brian) Zimmerman of Monroe; grandchildren, Chad (Lindsey Kaempfer) Duhai of Monroe, Justin (Rachel) Duhai of Elk Grove, IL, Lindsey (Nick) Guerra of Crystal Lake, IL, Kelsey (Alex) Hartz of Rockton, IL, and Brianna (Taylor) Holmes of Grafton, WI; great-grandchildren, Owen and Carson Duhai, Trent and Olivia Guerra, Lillian Hartz, and baby Holmes due January 2019; sisters, Ruth Rosenwinkel of Bartlett, IL and Marge Drendel of Gilberts, IL; sisters-in-law, Marilyn Borhart of Huntley, IL and Carol (David) Bahr of Burlington, IL. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, George and Ervin (Marie) Landwehr; mother and father-in-law, Chris and Clara Miller; brothers-in-law, Harvey Rosenwinkel, Floyd Drendel, and George Borhart; and sister-in-law, Betty (Ab) Tinberg. 

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00AM on Monday, October 29, 2018 at the Monroe United Methodist Church with Pastor Randy Booth officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.  

Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 28,2018 from 2:00-5:00PM at the SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE Funeral Home; and on Monday from 10:00AM until the time of service at the church. Memorials may be made to Monroe United Methodist Church or the Wisconsin Parkinson’s Foundation, 2819 W. Highland Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53208
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Evelyn M. Martin
of Monroe age 97, passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at Monroe Health Services. Evelyn the daughter of Loren L. and Maude A. (Morris) Hare was born on March 12, 1921. She married Eugene “Pepper” Martin on April 8, 1939. 
Evelyn worked at Oaktron Industries for over 30 years. After retiring she and Pepper enjoyed their winters in Largo, Florida. She was an avid bingo player, loved cards and garage sales. 
She is survived by her four children, Sandy Shaffer of Spring Green, Vicki, (Dan) Schuur of Monroe, Jim (Sue) Martin of Stoughton, and Scott (Sandy) Martin of Batavia, IL; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Eugene in 1990; three sister, Hazel Ott, Opal Nicholas, and Helen Kundert Mottley; two brothers, Morris Hare and O.L. "Doug" Hare; and son-in-law, Eldon Shaffer.
Per Evelyn’s wishes private graveside services will be held for the immediate family.
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 Robert “Bob” L. Stauffacher
age 88 of Monroe, died Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at the Hospice Home in Monroe. He was born on June 16, 1930 the son of Louis and Florence (Detweiler) Stauffacher in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Bob was united in marriage to Carol J. Luchsinger on November 22, 1968. 
Bob was a proud member of the National Guard for seven years. He started his working career driving milk truck, and he was always grateful to have made many friendships with local famers. He also drove truck for Huber Brewery for 35 years with the CB handle “Chopper Box”. He drove over two million miles without an accident, while he also raised beef cattle and sheep. He was a member of the Monroe Moose Lodge for many years. He enjoyed playing cards at the Moose and with his card club amongst friends. He also liked bowling, travel and RV camping, and was a train enthusiast. He was an avid fan of NASCAR and Matt Kenseth, the Green Bay Packers, and limburger cheese. Bob’s greatest enjoyment was spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren. 
Bob is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carol of Monroe; children, Gene (Danette Wendler) Aebly of Monticello, Wendy (Joel) Werner of Delavan, Cindy (John) Ditter of Monroe, Sandy Stauffacher of Monroe, and Bob (Jessie) Stauffacher, Jr. of Deerfield, and David (Debra) Stauffacher of Green Bay; grandchildren, Cassie Aebly, Mitchell and Jaclyn Ditter, Trenton and Courtney Stauffacher, and Sydney and Tyler Stauffacher; and sister, Joyce Brown of Florida.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A Celebration of Bob’s Life will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018 starting at 10:00AM at the Monroe United Methodist Church, followed by a short service at 11:00AM with Pastor Randy Booth officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Monroe Clinic Hospice Home or the Monroe Clinic and Hospital Foundation for cancer treatment services, 515 22nd Ave., Monroe, WI 53566. ​
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Victor A. “Vic” Schwartz
age 95, of Monroe, died on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born on January 1, 1923 the son of Victor Sr. and Nellie (Puetz) Schwartz in Troy Center, WI. He graduated from East Troy High School in 1940 and attended Marquette University until he was called into the U.S. Army in 1943. He took his basic training at Fort Jackson, SC. In November of 1943 he was sent overseas as a replacement, first to Africa and then to Italy where he was assigned to the 1st Armored Division, 6th Armored Infantry Regiment. Beginning with the landing at Anzio, he served in all four of the Italian campaigns: Naples-Fogia, Rome-Arno, North Apenines and Po Valley. In addition to the four campaign battle stars, he was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge and the Bronze Star. He returned home in December of 1945 just in time for Christmas. 

 After his return from the service he joined the family farming business, Schwartz Brothers. In 1948 he married a wonderful girl, Joyce “Joey” Kehoe of East Troy where they made their home. In 1953 Schwartz Brothers disbanded and the farm was sold. Vic took employment with Allis-Chalmers, Mfg. Co., Farm Equipment Division in West Allis, WI as a Test Engineer. He worked both in their West Allis Facility and at their Proving Grounds, located south of Hales Corners, WI. After 17 years at Allis-Chalmers, Vic took a job as a sales engineer with Nelson Industries, and moved to Stoughton, WI. In 1973 the company transferred him to the Nelson Plant in Neillsville, WI as the Plant Manager. He retired in 1988. A few years after retirement, Vic and Joyce moved to Monroe to be closer to their children.  

Vic enjoyed several hobbies. He was an avid woodworker and loved photography. For many years he wrote the newsletter for his 6th Armored Infantry Battalion, 1st Armored Division, helping the many old veterans, buddies, spouses and children to keep in contact. The 1st Armored Division Association has held a reunion every year since the end of WW II. Vic and Joyce attended whenever possible and since it was in a different city each year, it allowed them to travel to much of the United States. They also traveled to Europe several times; Spain, Austria, Germany, Switzerland and England. Vic was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Parish in Monroe, a life member of the 1st Armored Division Association, a life member of the Anzio Beachhead Veterans Association, life member of the DAV, the American Legion, the VFW and the Knights of Columbus. 

 Vic is survived by five daughters: Mary (Steve) Madsen, Katie (Bob) VanStedum, Jeannie (Jim) Brehmer, Lori (Dave) Sievers and Beth (Eric) Penfold; his grandchildren: David and Erik (Lia) Madsen; Adam (fiancé Taylor) Erin and Lauren Brehmer; Emma, Holly, and Kylie Sievers; Sophie and Clare Penfold; as well as his sister, Catherine; brother, Ron; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Joey; brother, Charlie; sisters, Dorothy and Nellie. 

 A Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church with Monsignor Larry Bakke celebrant. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, with Military honors. Visitation will be Tuesday, October 30th, from 9:30 A.M. until time of mass at the church.  

 In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Clare’s parish, the 1st Armored Division Association or the Knights of Columbus. 

Vic’s family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the Monroe Police Department, Green County Sheriff’s Department, Green County EMS and Monroe Clinic Hospital. 


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Helen Wheeler
age 95, of Monroe, passed away on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at Monroe Health Services. She was born on September 18, 1923 in Waukegan, IL; the daughter of Charles and Mary Dzieza. She married Vernon Wheeler on July 1, 1950 in North Chicago at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. They previously lived in Zion, Illinois and later moved to Monroe in 1986. 

Helen loved the country life and enjoyed cooking for her family. She adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and her dog Baxter. Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family and friends. Helen was very grateful to her special friends Kim and Billy Fisher of Edgerton and Karen Rothenbach of Monroe. 

Helen is survived by her husband, Vernon of 68 years, her 3 children, Gene (Alicia) Wheeler of Gratiot; Pat (Jerry) Newman of Monroe, Jim (Karen) Wheeler of Johnsburg, IL; 6 grandchildren: Brett (Brittney) Newman of Monroe, Jennifer Graunke, Lake Mills, Kristin (Garrett) Newman, Madison, Jamie (Zack) Decker, of Arlington Heights, IL; Alex and Alena Wheeler of Gratiot, 3 great-grandchildren: Landon, Adalynn and Hadleigh Newman of Monroe. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church with Monsignor Larry Bakke celebrant. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. 

Visitation will be Tuesday, November 6th, from 9:30 until time of service at the Church. 

Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family 

 The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Monroe Clinic Hospice, Monroe Health Services, and Inclusa.  



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Duane Thomas Schindler “Dewey”
age 66, of Monroe passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at the UW Hospital in Madison. He was born on September 5, 1952 in Darlington, the son of Delbert and Donna (Hendrickson) Schindler. Duane was united in marriage to Debra Lynn Caples on May 24, 1980 in Monticello.  

Duane worked in construction as a member of the Local 1440 and 464 Laborers Unions and selflessly served his nation as member of the United States Army.  

He enjoyed watching the Packers, Badgers and Brewers, but nothing surpassed his love of watching his son and grandson play baseball. He was a son, brother, uncle, friend, father, godfather, and grandfather. He was an intelligent, charismatic, funny, private, sensitive and caring man. His love for his family was boundless and deep and he will be forever missed. 

Duane is survived by his wife, Deb of Monroe; his mother Donna; children, Heidi (Michael) Jaber and Dylan (Brittanee) Schindler; grandchildren, Grayson, Amani and Austin; brothers, Denny (Fay) Schindler, Daryl (Kathy) Schindler, Doug (Patti) Schindler, Dale Schindler, Danny (Penny) Schindler and sisters, Debbie (Fred) Thommen, Diane Samelstad, Denise (Ward) Steimann, Danette Williams, Dawn (Ted) White.  

He was preceded in death by his father Delbert Schindler. 

A Celebration of Duane’s Life will be held from 2:00-4:00PM on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at the American Legion in Monroe. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.  
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Evelyn Wilhelmina Kretzschmar McAlpine 
peacefully passed away on November 1, 2018, in her beloved Wisconsin at age 103. A native of New Lisbon, WI, she was educated at La Crosse State Teachers College and Washington University. During her long life, she lived and loved and laughed. She also mourned her devoted husband, James McAlpine, who sadly passed away in 1973. 
  Evelyn is survived by her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren: Mary Jo (daughter) and Pete Ubriaco; Mike (son) and Bunny McAlpine; Sara Verrone; James and Katy McAlpine; Jamil and DeeAnne Muhaisen; Robyn McAlpine; Alex, Matthew, Daniel, Lily, Annie, Joey, Mikah, Sam and last, but not least, Ava. She also leaves behind her dear sister, June Huffman, 100, and her nephew, Richard Huffman of Fond du Lac, WI. 
  Evelyn outlived two lifelong friends, Margaret Patchett and Patricia Peterson, and will be missed now by her friend, Karen Hauschild. She will be fondly remembered by the then elementary school children whom she taught for over 41 years in Adams-Friendship WI, New Richmond WI, Monroe WI, Bremerton WA, Excelsior MN, and Columbus WI.
  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home, 1455 Mansion Drive, Monroe, WI. Burial will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Monroe.
  Family and friends are invited to call from 10 a.m. until time of services on Wednesday at the funeral home. The family invites memorials to be donated to the charity of your choice. 
  The Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home, Monroe and Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, are assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

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Donald “Papa Don” Lepper Sr.
age 78, of Monroe, died on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born on June 10, 1940 in Modesto, CA, the son of Alvin and Elizabeth (Howell) Lepper. He served in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict. Don married Mary Stauffacher-Brandt on June 22, 2002.

 He owned and operated Papa Don’s Horseshoe Saloon for many years. He belonged to Harley Owners group.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Lepper of Monroe; children: Donald (Tina) Lepper Jr., Michael Lepper, Danny Lepper, Donny Lepper, Wayne Jackson, and Lisa Himes; step-son, Brian (Amy) Brandt; sister, Anita Shefield. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Michael; and sister, Barbara.

Funeral services will be Monday, November 5, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Kelly Cemetery. A visitation will be Sunday, November 4th, from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

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James “Jim” A. Foesch
age 73, of Rockford, passed away on Thursday, November 1, 2018 in Rockford. He was born on November 20, 1944 the son of Carl and Adeline (Sandley) Foesch in Monroe. Jim was a 1963 graduate of Monroe High School and also attended Tech School for two years. He was united in marriage to Trish Graham on May 19, 2017. Though married only a short time, they enjoyed seven fun-filled years together.


Jim proudly served in the US Air Force. He worked for Sandia National Laboratories as a technologist in Albuquerque, New Mexico for 30 years, until his retirement in 2005. He enjoyed watching the Packers and the Thursday early morning coffee group (ROTC) at the Double B Restaurant in Beloit. 

Jim is survived by his wife, Trish of Rockford; four children, Pamela (Toon) Foesch of the Netherlands, Cassandra Bayer of Berlin, Germany, Laura (Carl) Anderson of Rio Rancho, NM, and Melissa (Rob) Miglionico of Texas; three grandsons; three granddaughters; brother, Carl Foesch, sister, Gail Gille; and sister-in-law, Carol Foesch. 


He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Greg, Bill, and David Foesch; sister, Elsie Meier; brother-in-law, Roger Gille; and sister-in-law, Judy Foesch.


Memorial Services will be held at 1:00PM on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at the SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, located at the intersection of 18th Ave. and Mansion Dr. with Jim’s son-in-law, Carl Anderson officiating. Burial will follow service in Greenwood Cemetery. 
Visitation will be held on Saturday, at the funeral home from 11:00AM until the time of service. ​
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