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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.
Jinnine Emily Villacrez
age 77, of Monroe passed away on May 18, 2019 at the Monroe Clinic Hospice Home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on July 8, 1941, the daughter of Emil and Lillian (Mingo) Falt in Cedar Rapids, IA. She was a graduate of Jefferson High School in Cedar Rapids. Jinnine was united in marriage to Dr. José Alexander Villacrez on July 27, 1959. She was a longtime member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor’s Catholic Church.
Jinnine loved life, people, and entertaining. She was a gracious hostess who enjoyed preparing international cuisine and sharing cultural traditions with her neighbors and friends. Jinnine was a loving wife and mother who actively supported her children and grandchildren’s academic and sporting activities throughout the years. She was a beloved friend and “Nana” to many. Jinnine owned and operated two clothing boutiques – Gina-Mia and The Clothes Line – in downtown Monroe. She also enjoyed collecting everything from seashells and unique antiques to fine European Christmas ornaments, many of which were available for sale at her booth in the antique mall. Her creative spirit and flare for beauty was evident in her florist work and her beautifully decorated home. Jinnine’s house was always full for the holidays with family and friends. She turned every holiday into a magical place with her traditional dishes, Christmas collections, and beautiful Christmas tree. She enjoyed spending time in her gardens and feeding the birds and wildlife.
Jinnine is survived by her husband of nearly 60 years, Dr. José Alexander Villacrez of Monroe; her children, Joseph Alexander (Jodi) Villacrez of Tomah, Victor Eric Villacrez of Madison, Steven Gregory (Vicki) Villacrez of Lodi, and Vanessa Christine (Tom) Doescher of Verona; grandchildren, Devin (Erika) Villacrez of Green Bay, Erin Lee Villacrez of Chicago, IL, Joseph Alexander Villacrez III of Biloxi, MS, Steven Garrott Villacrez of Loves Park, IL, Jacqueline Marie Villacrez of Middleton, Dillon Alexander Villacrez of Milwaukee, and Francesca Carmen Villacrez of Ames, IA.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Jack Brogan and Dale Falt.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:00PM on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Monsignor Larry Bakke celebrant. Burial will follow service in Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 11:00AM until the time of service on Saturday, at the funeral home.
If preferred, memorials can be made to the family to be dispersed to Jinnine’s favorite charities.
Special thanks to all those that helped us through this heartbreaking time, including Amy, Angel, Erin, and Susanna.
Albert R. Buri
age 86, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, on May 22, 2019. Born in Mount Pleasant Township, Green County, on June 18, 1932, Al was the son of Albert J. and May Pickett Fritz Buri. He attended Hillside View School and graduated from Monroe High School in 1950. While in high school, Al sung with an FFA quartet that won the National Championship. He was also a charter member of the Green County Barbershoppers.
He entered military service in May 1954, and served as Chief Clerk of the G-1 Administration Division, Headquarters Fifth Army in Chicago, IL. He was honorably discharged in February 1956, was an active member of Monroe American Legion, and served with their Honor Guard performing Military Rites for veterans at local cemeteries. As a veteran of The Korean Conflict, he went on the Badger Honor Flight in 2014.
An active member of St. Johns United Church of Christ, Al sang for over 50 years with the Sanctuary Choir, and served on the Christian Education and Property Committees.
Al married the former Shirley Geigel on November 28, 1958, in the Immanuel Evangelical United Brethren Church in Monroe and they farmed in the Monroe area for several years. He then worked at General Motors for several years until forming his own general contracting business in 1969. After retiring, he volunteered at the Green County Welcome Center and the food pantry, and enjoyed gardening, making wine, playing cards and helping friends and family with home repairs and building projects. He particularly enjoyed family time making music, traveling and playing games.
He is survived by his wife Shirley; daughter, Beth (Paul) Rahn of Madison, son, Bryan (Sharon) of Browntown, daughter, Bonnie (Roger) Bork of Mount Carroll IL, daughter, Becky Kallas of Monroe, son Bruce (Dawn) of Menomonee Falls, 9 grandchildren, and one future great-granddaughter; sister, Aleatha Jordan of Juda.
Preceding him in death were his parents, siblings Clifford, Raymond and Lester Fritz, Elva Kugler, Violet Boll, Verona Orton, Martha Einbeck, and Alberta in infancy.
The family appreciates the compassionate efforts of the Monroe Clinic Hospice during his brief illness. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Badger Honor Flight (www.badgerhonorflight.org) or St. John’s Church.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at St. Johns United Church of Christ, with Reverend Todd Hackman officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. A visitation will be held Monday evening, May 27th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home.
John Leslie Husmann
age 94, died May 26, 2019, at his home, in Monroe, Wisconsin. He was born December 9, 1924, in Whiteside County, Illinois, to Harry and Grace (Dornbush) Husmann.
After serving in the United States Army Air Forces during WWII, John attended Illinois State University where he met his wife, Marie. They were married in August 1948, and were the first married couple to graduate together from ISU in 1949. John then earned his Master's Degree at ISU before embarking on a 35 year career in education in District 47, Crystal Lake IL. He taught at Central and South Schools before becoming Principal at South and then at Central School. When he retired in 1985, Central School was renamed John L. Husmann Elementary School. John was a dedicated educator, husband, parent, friend and an eternal Mississippi River Rat.
John is survived by his wife of 70 years, Marie; their children, Christie Wrenn, Harry Husmann, and Leslie Nider; their grandchildren, Eliot (Anne) Wrenn, Mac (Amanda Silha) Wrenn, Kathy (Enrique) Servin, Emily Egan, John Husmann, Marie and Julia Nider; their great- grandchildren, Will and Espen Wrenn, Teddy Wrenn, Santiago, Sebastian, and Selena Servin, and Rylie and Caden Egan. He is also survived by his sisters, Dorothea (the late Robert) Muhs, and Betty (A.C.) Subcleff, and many nieces and nephews.
Private services will be held at a later date.
Any memorials can be made to Husmann Elementary or to the charity of your choice.
Gary Lee Hartwig
age 74, of Monroe passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at the UW Hospital in Madison. He was born on May 6, 1945 the son of Frank and Elda (Rufer) Hartwig in Monroe. Gary was a 1963 graduate of Monroe High School. He was united in marriage to Charlotte A. Hemphill on August 31, 1968 at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Monroe.
Gary worked as an over-the-road truck driver for all of his adult life, and was an owner in partnership of Green County Express. He most recently was delivering newspapers for The Monroe Times. Gary was a member of Washington Reformation UCC and the American Legion Zilmer Riley Post 84 in Monroe.
Gary never met a stranger; he was a friend to all those he met.
Gary is survived by his wife of 50 years, Charlotte of Monroe; son, Mike (Gale Tousignant) Hartwig of Wausau; grandchildren, Cody (Mercedes Reuber) Meighan and Kirsten Kundert; one great-grandson, Case Sullivan; sister, Shirlene (Harold) Kading of Las Cruces, NM; and brother, Kenneth (Nuiko) Hartwig of Oklahoma City, OK.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Elizabeth Hartwig; granddaughter, Kylie Kundert; and two brothers, Harvey and Ivan Hartwig.
Memorial Services will be held at 12PM NOON on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Washington Reformation Church with Rev. Kendell Nordstrom officiating. Burial will be held at a later date at Washington Reformation Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 31, 2019 from 4 – 8 PM at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home. Continued Visitation will be held on Saturday from 10:30AM until the time of service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Washington Reformation UCC.
Constant “Connie” Leo Wehinger
age 87, of Monroe passed away on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at the Monroe Clinic Hospice Home. He was born on October 24, 1931, the son of Frank and Ella (Rahberger) Wehinger in Monroe. Connie was a 1949 graduate of South Wayne High School. He was united in marriage to Karen J. Webster on November 15, 1957 in Tacoma, WA. He was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor’s Catholic Church.
Connie honorably served in the United States Army from 1956-1958. He was a lifelong dairy farmer, and retired in 1991. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and building models. He especially enjoyed getting together with his family.
Connie is survived by his wife of 61 years, Karen of Monroe; his eight children, Dave (Lori) Wehinger of Brodhead, Julie (Tom) Holmes of Brodhead, Don (Deb) Wehinger of Brodhead, Mike (Rita) Wehinger of Smithville, MO, Lori (Mike) Foulker of Friendship, Teresa (Jeff) Metz of Gratiot, Jeff (Ramona) Wehinger of Gratiot, and Chris (Jennifer) Wehinger of Hebron, OH; 15 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and siblings, LuAnn (Karl) Krahenbuhl, Dilly (Sam) Nafzger, and Carol Seffrood all of Monroe.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Carl Wehinger, four sisters, Frances Mitchell, Tillie Swanson, Marian Hartwig, and Josephine Goodman.
The Service of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor’s Catholic Church with Monsignor Larry Bakke celebrant. Burial will follow services at Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 -7:00 P.M. on Monday, June 3, at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE funeral home. A memorial fund is being established in Connie’s name.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the staff and volunteers at the Monroe Clinic Hospice Home, and Michelle Pickett for their care and compassion.
Please no real flowers, plants, or perfumes due to allergies!
Penny Lee Libberton
age 61, of South Wayne, passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at The Monroe Clinic Hospital . She was born on October 21, 1957, the daughter of Jim Hallman and Ramona Johnson in Milwaukee. She was a graduate of Crosby High School in Minnesota. She was united in marriage to Gary Lee Libberton on June 12, 1989.
Penny worked alongside her husband on their goat farm in rural South Wayne for many years. She was passionate about goats and taking care of her flower gardens. Penny was also a talented woodworker. She also enjoyed riding the trails on her ATV.
Penny is survived by her husband, Gary of South Wayne; her children, Mickie (Ed) Gardner of Rockford, Tandi Lucas of Sauk City, and Nate Libberton of Janesville; two grandchildren, Alysha Grossen and Brock Hill; her parents, Jim Hallman and Ramona Johnson; sisters, Cindy (Rich) Lauren, Debra Jones, and Terri Hallman; special friend, hired hand, who is thought of as a third daughter, Lacey Johnson; and her five dogs.
A Celebration of Penny’s Life will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the Martintown Community Church, W8996 Lena St. (rural) Browntown, with Pastor Kevin Cernek officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00PM on Friday, June 7, 2019 at Martintown Community Church, and on Saturday from 10:00AM until the time of service. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Penny’s name.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to all of the staff at The Monroe Clinic Hospital for their loving care and compassion.
Dr. David Michael Johnson
age 61, of Monroe passed away on Friday, June 7, 2019 at Azura Memory Care. He was born on October 28, 1957, the son of Walter and Mary (Foxwell) Johnson in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. He was united in marriage to Amy L. Nelson of June 12, 1982 in Milwaukee.
David was a graduate of Case High School in Racine; he furthered his education receiving his MD from the Medical College of Milwaukee. He served his residency at the University of Tennessee. David then moved back to Milwaukee where he worked as an Internist for three years. In July of 1988 David joined the Internal Medicine team at The Monroe Clinic Hospital where he practiced medicine until December of 2016.
David was a member of Monroe United Methodist Church; as well as Green County Medical Society, the Bloomer Masonic Lodge #281, Bidal Society (beer brewing), and was one of the founders of Green Coffee Buyers Association. He curled many years with his wife, Amy. He also volunteered his time as a 4-H project leader when his children were younger, and taught Sunday School for eight years. David was also an avid coffee roaster and was even apart of many clubs involving coffee roasting. He also enjoyed cooking and liked to experiment with food.
David is survived by his wife, Dr. Amy Johnson; children, Melodie (Sean) Keating and Owen (Christina) Johnson; grandchildren, A.J. and Bella Johnson all of Monroe; brothers, Walter “Dale” (Ruth) Johnson, Steve (Laura) Johnson, Mark (Angela) Larson, John (Teresa) Larson, Doug Larson, and Guy Larson; and sisters, Katie Johnson, Laura Beth (Curtis) Ruesch, Kris (Barry) Pogroszewski, and Jody Walker.
He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Thomas Allen Johnson, Barbara Larson, Katie Johnson, and Rachel Keilholz.
A Memorial Service will be held at 5:00 P.M. on Friday, June 14, 2019 at the Monroe United Methodist Church with Pastor Randy Booth officiating. Immediately after the service we invite everyone to join us for dinner to Celebrate David’s Life in the Fellowship Hall at church.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 4:00-8:00 P.M. at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home. Continued visitation will take place on Friday from 4:00 P.M. until the time of service at the church. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.
In honor of David, please wear your brightest, boldest outfit!
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Monroe Clinic Foundation, The Monroe Clinic Hospice Home both can be sent to 515 22nd Ave. Monroe, WI 53566, or Driftless Area Land Conservancy, 206 S. Iowa St. P.O. Box 323, Dodgeville, WI 53533.
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.