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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.
John M. Rowin
age 88, of Monroe, died on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. He was born on December 6, 1929 in Madison, the son of Archie and Myrtle (Christenson) Rowin.
John and Anna (Gehrke) were united in marriage on May 17, 1947 in McFarland. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary last year.
John was employed with General Motors in Janesville for 34 years, retiring in 1985.
He was a member of United Automobile Workers #95.
He enjoyed playing cards, camping, and also spending time with his family. He was known as a jack of all trades.
He is survived by his wife, Anna, of Monroe; children: Beverly Moen of Monroe, Ruth (Robert) Kohn of Monroe, John Rowin of Janesville, Sheryl (James) Thorp of Monroe;
7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; half-brother, Gary (Barbara) Rowin of Madison; step-brother, Roger (Mary) Rowin of Madison; and step-sister, Elizabeth (Richard) Heller of Delafield.
He is preceded in death by his parents, step-mother, Esther (Foss) Rowin; 4 grandsons, 2 sisters and four brothers.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE funeral home with Rev. Todd Hackman officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Monday, February 26th, from 3:00 – 6:00 P.M., and Tuesday, February 27th, from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to: Alzheimer’s Association or Pleasant View Nursing Home.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Pleasant View Nursing Home Staff for their wonderful care and compassion during John’s stay there.
Charlene Jo Ames
age 68, of Monroe passed away, surrounded by her family, on Friday, February 23, 2018 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born at home in Shullsburg on October 7, 1949 the daughter of Vernon and Delores (Negus) Lyne. She attended Shullsburg grade school and high school. Charlene was married to James E. Wiegel on April 26, 1969, together they had six children. She was later united in marriage to Bruce R. Ames on January 4, 1992.
Charlene had been employed as a cook at the Wheel Inn in Shullsburg and a retirement home, Advance Transformers in Monroe as well as a bakery when she lived in Crivitz, WI. She enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening, puzzles, and crafts such as: sewing and painting ceramics. Charlene also enjoyed supporting her grandson in his Special Olympic events and cheering on his bowling and basketball teams.
She is survived by her husband, Bruce; her children, Tony Wiegel of Spring Green, Travis (Barb) Wiegel of Avoca, Troy (Missy) Wiegel of Shullsburg, Tonia (Tim) Williams of Monroe, and Tianna (Mike) Colvin of Monroe; 14 grandchildren, Allie (David) Crissy, Karlie Wiegel, Ashley Giltner, Dylan Wiegel, Amanda Williams, Kelsey Wiegel, Tyler Richards, Gage Meyer, Tyler Williams, Melissa Richards, Megan Wiegel, Tessa Wiegel, Billy Meyer, Ethan Wiegel, and Abby Wiegel, 4 great-grandchildren, Easton Giltner, Kylee and Lakyn Hagen and Kayden Amaro-Wiegel; sisters, Karen Bolen of Freeport, Darlene (Suzie) Lyne of Fort Dodge, IA, and Sarah (Randy) Wacha of Lorimar, IA.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Sharon Kipper; brother, Clarence “Buster” Lyne, son, Todd Wiegel; nephew, Dale Kipper.
A Memorial Service will be held at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at the SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home with Chaplain Sue Hall officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until the time of service on Wednesday, at the funeral home. Burial will take place at a later date in Seymour Catholic Cemetery.
Charles G. Schultz
age 86, of Monroe passed away on Friday, February 23, 2018 at UW Hospital in Madison. He was born on October 25, 1931, the son of Carl and Adele (Wegner) Schultz in Milwaukee. When he was two weeks old, his family moved to Butternut. He had many fond memories of his childhood in Butternut. He graduated from Menasha High School in 1948. He received his degree in Pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 1954, where he met his future wife, Jeanne A. Peloquin. They were married on July 30, 1955 in Milwaukee.
Charles worked for Red Cross Drug in Racine, and then moved to Waukegan, IL where he worked for Abbott Labs doing research. He purchased Blumer Pharmacy in Monroe in 1964, which is still in business today and is now known as Schultz Pharmacy. He took great pleasure in opening and running the Gift Castle for many years. He put his heart and soul into all of his endeavors.
Charles was passionate about all things German and loved cooking and great food. He had an appreciation for music and taught himself how to play the accordion. He enjoyed spending time with his family at the cottage up north.
Charles is survived by his wife, Jeanne of Monroe; children, Karen (Tom) Vale of Monroe, Gretchen (Chuck) Klass of Naples, FL, Karla (Joe) Ripp of Monroe, Carl of Monroe, and Lisa (Brian) Wilsey of Madison; brothers, Hilbert (Evelyn) Schultz and David (Marion) Schultz; grandchildren, Brittany (Derek) Klitzke, Erin Vale, Daniel Vale, Eric Vale, Jason Klass, Brad Ripp, Zach Ripp, and Alexis Klass; step-grandchildren, Kim Vandivier and Tiffany Ripp; great-granddaughter, Olivia Klitzke; step-great-grandchildren, McKenna and Max Vandivier; and many loved nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and grandchildren, Emily Vale and Christian Wilsey.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, March 2, 2018 at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home with Rev. Nathan Strutz officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 on Thursday, March 1, 2018 and on Friday at 10:00 AM until the time of service at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home. A memorial fund is being established in Charles’ name.
Elsie C. Foesch Meier
age 81, passed away on Monday, February 26, 2018 at her home.
Elsie was born September, 11, 1936 in Browntown, Wisconsin, the oldest of seven children of Carl Albert Sr. and Adeline L. Sandley Foesch. She grew up in Monroe, Wisconsin and enjoyed time with her siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and grandparents. After graduating from Monroe High School, she worked at St. Clare Hospital. She became a farmer’s wife when she married Melvin H. Meier on November 26, 1960 at the Grace Lutheran Church, Monroe. They farmed the family farm in rural South Wayne. She later moved back to Monroe and worked at Swiss Colony and SK Plastics. She lived in West Allis the past two years. Mrs. Meier was a member of Peace United Church of Christ in Browntown and member of the Ladies’ Guild and past president. She enjoyed needlepoint, knitting, sewing, reading, and playing Euchre-coached by some of the finest.
Elsie is survived by her son Dean of West Allis, daughter and son-in-law Mary (Joseph) Bastian of Pearl City, IL, grandson Colton Bastian (Lexie Cox), and granddaughter Taylor Bastian, two brothers Carl A. Jr. (Judy) Foesch of Charlotte, NC, James (Trish) Foesch of Rockford, IL, a sister, Gail (Roger) Gille of Monroe, brother and sisters-in-law Glen Meier of Monroe, Carol Foesch of Brodhead, and Virginia Foesch of Monroe, and numerous nephews and nieces and their families. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1993, father in 1958, mother in 1996, brothers William in 2012, Gregory in 2013, and David in 2015.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. on Friday, March 2, 2018 at Peace Church of Christ in Browntown with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will be in LaDue Cemetery, Wayne Township, Lafayette County, WI.
Visitation will be Friday, March 2nd, from 12:00 noon until time of service at the church. The Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family.
Kevin John Patterson
age 59, of Monroe, died on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at the Monroe Clinic Hospice Home. He was born on August 10, 1958, the son of John and Joyce (Schwartz) Patterson in Monroe. He was a 1977 graduate of Monroe High School. Kevin was married to Brenda (Knouse) Patterson in 1989, together they had one daughter, they later divorced.
Kevin was employed in the Monroe area all his life, he worked at Chula Vista Cheese for 20 years, and he also worked at Kuhn North America. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, camping, canoeing, and sitting by a campfire. Kevin was an avid Packer and Badger fan. His family and friends were most important to him and he thoroughly enjoyed spending time with them.
He is survived by his daughter, Casey (Casey) Patterson Newingham of Monroe; longtime friend and companion, Roxann Snyder and her daughter, Victoria; siblings Laura (Tom) Ptak of Marshfield, Randall (Jane) Patterson of Monroe, and Marci (Eric) Severson of Monroe; brother-in-law, Jeff Narva of Indianapolis; nieces and nephews, Lisa (fiancé, Derrick Zagrzebski) Ruhbusch, Niome Baumeister, Jason (Becky) Patterson, Michele (Joshua) Manor, Karessa Patterson, Lucas (Brittany Lean) Patterson, and John Severson; as well as many great-nieces and nephews; and his beloved cats, Fuzzy and Charm.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Audrey Narva; and nephew, Mark Baumeister.
Memorial Mass will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 3, 2018 at. St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church with Monsignor Larry Bakke Celebrant. Burial will take place at a later date at Calvary Cemetery in Argyle.
Visitation will be Saturday, March 3rd from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at the church.
A Memorial Benefit and Celebration of Kevin’s Life will be held on March 25, 2018 at Peppercorn from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Dennis E. Halvorson
age 65, of Monticello, passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at his home of heart failure. He was born on June 29, 1952 in Monroe, the son of Herman and Jean (Brecklin) Halvorson. Dennis was a 1970 graduate of Monroe High School.
He spent many years as an over the road semi driver, but was currently employed at Preferred Transit. He was also a long-time bartender, most recently at Rathskeller in Monticello.
He was one of the top supporters of Campions Champions, a member of Ducks Unlimited, enjoyed playing cards, pool league, and golfing with friends and family. His biggest joy was having breakfast with his grandchildren on Sunday mornings.
He is survived by his fiancé Sandy Schaller of Monticello; children: Aaron (Ashley Matthias) Halvorson, Casey Halvorson, and Dayna (Derek) Steinhorst; grandchildren: Aurora Halvorson, Deacon Steinhorst, and Deklin Halvorson; brother, Dick (Karen) Halvorson and Randy Halvorson; Sandy’s children: Clark Schaller, Karlie Schaller, Sydnee Schaller, Zachary Schaller and her grandchildren: Cayden Bezik and Aria Neulman.
He is preceded in death by the mother of his children, Jaye Pharo, his parents, and his brother, Ronnie.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 3, 2018 at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE funeral home in Monroe, with Pastor Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will follow in Miller Cemetery, in Wiota.
Visitation is Friday, March 2nd from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home
A Memorial fund is being established in Dennis memory.
Janet L. Franson
age 81 of Monroe, died Friday, March 2, 2018 at Woods Crossing in Brodhead. She was born on December 13, 1936 in Ishpeming, MI, the daughter of Napolean and Alice (Hoyd) Pepin. She graduated from Ishpeming High School and then attended Nursing School.
Janet married Stanley J. Franson on October 17, 1959 in Ispeming, MI. They were happily married for 55 years.
Janet worked at Swiss Colony for 20 years and in “retirement” worked at St. Vincents De Paul for 15 years. She belonged to Monroe United Methodist Church where she ushered on Sunday mornings. Janet enjoyed card club with the crew from Freeport, bowling with her girlfriends, baking, and spending time with family and friends.
She is survived by 4 children: Steve (Sue) Franson of Monroe, David (Amy) Franson of Dubuque, IA, Alan (Kathy Byington) Franson of Lime Ridge, WI, and Kathleen Franson of Monroe; 11 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; 2 brothers: Gordon Pepin and William (Karen) Pepin; sister-in-law, Betty Pepin. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, twin sister, Joanie Chapman; brothers, Theodore and Richeld Pepin.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, March 10th, 2018 at Monroe United Methodist Church, with Pastor Randy Booth officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.
A visitation will be held Friday, March 9th, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home.
A memorial fund is being established in Janet’s memory.
Shelley Margaret Zimmerman
age 68, of Monroe, passed away peacefully, March 14, 2018, in Clinton, Wisconsin to go to the eternal home to meet by her savior Jesus. She was born on Monday, February 27, 1950, at St. Clare Hospital, first child of Sheldon C. and Patricia J. (Williams) Zimmerman.
Shelley was a 1968 graduate of Brodhead High School. Shelley worked at Wisconsin Dells, Joe’s White Elephant, St. Clare Hospital, Monroe Evening Times, Swiss Colony and McDonald’s.
Shelley was familiar sight around Monroe on her green and gold motor scooter and liked to watch Green Bay Packers football games at French Quarter. She enjoyed swimming, sun bathing, Cheese Days, working in her garden growing sunflowers, reading mysteries (especially Stephen King), and she was a lifelong fan of Top 40 music. She loved all of her many cats.
She is survived by her two sisters, Jenny (Tom) Mitchell and Jill (Bruce) Stiner, both of Monroe, a brother, Douglas, in Greybull, Wyoming, an aunt, Sheila Wagner, nieces Jennifer (Matt) Herbst, Jessica (Matt) Zettle, Jerrica Stiner (Jon Ward), nephew, Jeremiah Stiner, all of Monroe; plus cousins, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
Shelley was predeceased by her parents, Sheldon and Patricia, step-mother, Edith Paulson Zimmerman; an aunt, Annette Markham and an uncle, Myles Zimmerman, still listed as MIA from the Korean War.
A celebration of Shelley’s life will be held a later date at Butch and Amy’s French Quarter in Monroe. The family would like to thank Shelley’s friends, Amy Gutzmer, Jim Kuster, Tina Krebs, Virginia Zahn, Lee Rasmussen, Kim Hartwig and Kurt Wells for their help, support and friendship through the years.
The Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family
Donald R. Sellnow
age 87, of Monroe, died on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Monroe Clinic Hospice Home. He was born on October 24, 1930 in Monroe, the son of Roy and Helen (Broughton) Sellnow. He grew up on a dairy farm on Rechsteiner Road and attended Searles school in Albany.
Donald and Ardelle Monte were united in marriage on October 11, 1950 in Monroe at St. John’s United Church of Christ.
Donald farmed in the Albany and Browntown areas for most of his life. He later was a semi driver.
He enjoyed horses, parades, playing cards, playing drums in several bands, and going to the Casino with his wife Ardelle.
He is survived by his wife Ardelle, of Monroe; six grandchildren: Kendra, David, Ryan, Angela, Kara, and Aaron; and 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Carol Foesch of Brodhead; nieces and nephews; He is also survived by a special family in Texas, Peter and Darlene Adamson.
He is preceded in death by his parents, son, Kenneth in 1971; and daughter, Karen Indergand in 2009; sister, Shirley Purdue; brother-in-law, William Foesch, nephew, Gary Buholzer.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home in Monroe with Pastor Cal Schaver officiating. Burial will follow in Saucerman Cemetery.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at the funeral home.
Jan Johannah Marie (Anderson) Krahenbuhl
age 60, of South Wayne, WI entered her heavenly home on March 15, 2018. She was surrounded by her family and her home was filled with love, care, and faith through her last days on earth.
Jan was born on December 19, 1957 in Monroe, WI. She was the youngest of nine children, daughter of Floyd and Helen (Lewis) Anderson. She attended Monroe High School and graduated in 1976. Shortly thereafter, she met Gregory Krahenbuhl. Greg and Jan were married in July 1981, and together they raised three caring boys, Nicholas, Eric, and Christian. Jan had a successful career in the banking industry and retired as the Executive Vice President of the Woodford State Bank in 2012. Even after retiring, she continued to serve on the Board of Directors.
The name Jan means “Gift from God”, and she was a gift in everything she did. As a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, Jan was an inspiration to many and connected to others through her selfless, caring personality. She had an open heart for everyone and everything, no matter who it was or what was going on. She genuinely cared about what others had to say, no matter how big or small it was. She was the ultimate listener and was present in everything she did. Whether it was a conversation, a laugh, or a phone call, there was no one who listened better than her. She was the true definition of enjoying and being present in the moment, and she made sure to remind others to do that too.
Jan gave so much of herself to others and to those in need. She had a warm, beautiful smile that brought joy to all, even strangers she had just met. She was a tender caretaker of all God’s creatures and loved riding her mules and horses. She was always looking for her next adventure. Big or small, she enjoyed seeing how others lived their lives differently. She accepted all people and showed how to live and treat others. She was an intelligent, elegant, driven woman. While her otherworldly ability to connect with others was obvious, what many may not know is that she was FUNNY, and shared a unique sense of humor with her sons.
Jan loved spending time with her family and friends. Her ‘ham sandwiches’, grandchildren Jonah Nicholas (6) and Lillian Grace (5), brought her so much joy. They loved “choring” with Grandma, going to the park, gardening, and helping her take care of her animals.
Jan is survived by her husband Greg; her sons, Nick (Amy) of Appleton, Eric of Appleton, Christian (Lauren) of Milwaukee; her grandchildren Jonah and Lillian; her three sisters Jenny Curless of Janesville, Sue (Ron) Buholzer of Monroe, and Jane Kubly of Janesville; her five brothers Art Anderson of Monroe, Kenny Anderson of Monroe, Jeff Anderson of Minneapolis, Greg (Sue) Anderson of Rochester, MN, and Junior Anderson of Florida; her mother and father-in-law Karl and LuAnn Krahenbuhl, along with many brothers and sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews. Jan was preceded in death by her parents Floyd and Helen Anderson, and special nephews Cal Ritschard, Jr. and Matthew Buholzer.
Jan had a powerful spiritual connection with God. She often journaled her thoughts and prayers; her last entry was “Life is Safe With God”. A true testament to her strong faith.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victors Catholic Church in Monroe, with Fr. Gary Krahenbuhl as celebrant.
Visitation will be Monday, March 19th, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE funeral home in Monroe and Tuesday, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given in Jan’s name to the Monroe Clinic Hospice or Childfund International.
A special thank you to Monroe Clinic Hospice care and family and friends that gave such special care for Jan in her last weeks.
Eveline Grace Phillips
age 94 of Monroe, died Saturday March 17, 2018 at her home. She was born on November 9, 1923 to James and Grace Meekma in rural Watertown, Jefferson County, Wisconsin. Her parents were born in the Netherlands. Eveline married Ralin Lyle Phillips on January 8, 1947 in Madison, WI. She lived in Wisconsin all her life. She was educated in grade schools in Reeseville, Fall River and Columbus; high schools in Fall River and Pardeeville. She also attended Madison Business College and MATC. She worked in the accounting field at Endres and Tiedeman, Northwestern Mutual Life and Dane County Social Services where she retired from at the end of 1977. Since her husband’s death in 1985 she has lived in Monroe where her children settled. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Monroe, ELCW and Ruth Circle.
She is survived by her daughters: Tereesa Lynn (John) Schroeder and Penny Kathryn (James) Jahnke; granddaughters: Jonna (Scott) Buse and Kate (Brandan) Shelman; 5 great grandchildren: Holden Buse, Marshall Buse, Miles Buse, Kaiya Shelman, and Landry Shelman; brother, James Meekma; sisters: Catherine Atkinson and Jane (Lawrence) Michaelis. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband in 1985, brother Peter Meekma; sisters: Clarice Krueger and Amy Bornick.
Memorial services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Grace Lutheran Church, Monroe, with Pastor John Tabaka officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, Madison, at a later time. A visitation will be held Friday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, Monroe and Saturday from 11:00 am until the time of service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Grace Lutheran Church or a charity of your choice.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Aster Assisted Living and the Monroe Clinic Hospice for all their care and support.
Harold A. "Bud” Pilz Jr.
age 84 of Monroe, died Friday, March 16, 2018 at Monroe Health Services. He was born on June 10, 1933 in Monroe, the son of Harold “Pop” and Bernadine (Simmons) Pilz. He graduated from Monroe High School in 1951 and from Carroll College in 1955. He served in the Army from August of 1956 to August of 1958. Bud married Nancy Fritz on October 12, 1963 in Monroe. He worked at the Swiss Colony for 35 years. He served on the Monroe School Board as well on the board of directors of the Monroe Country Club. Bud was an avid golfer and was a die-hard sports fan, who rooted for all of the Badger sports teams, the Chicago Bears, and his beloved Chicago Cubs.
He is survived by his son, Jeffrey Pilz of Aurora, IL; cherished grandson, Jeremy Pilz of Lombard, IL; sister, Nancy Gallun of Stoughton; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, and wife, Nancy.
A Memorial service will be 11:00 am, Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Monroe United Methodist Church, with Pastor Randy Booth officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery, at a later date. A visitation will be held Tuesday from 10:00 am until the time of service, at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Bud’s name to Friends of the Behring Center, Monroe United Methodist Church or Monroe Clinic Hospice. SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Orville Irvin Gilbertson
age 85, of Monticello, passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at the Monroe Clinic Hospice Home. He was born on June 1, 1932 the son of Tyler and Clara (Dammen) Gilbertson in Blanchardville. He was united in marriage to Doris Stauffacher on September 27, 1959 at the Zwingli United Church of Christ in Monticello.
Orville proudly served his country in the US Army from April 6, 1956 - April 9, 1958.
He and his family farmed for many years in the Monticello area. He also was employed with Dairy Farmers of America, Oaktron Industries, Dick’s Supermarket and Idle Hour Mansion.
Orville is survived by his children, Gary (Denise) Gilbertson of Monticello, Diane Gilbertson of Freeport, Krisarah Gilbertson, Kristine Signer, and Amanda Gilbertson all of Monroe; 6 grandchildren: Mandy Mboge, Melissa Trumpy, Jesse Aisenbrey, Jennifer (Bobby) McLoud, Elizabeth (Travis) Patterson and Derek Gilbertson; 14 great-grandchildren; and brother, Henry Gilbertson of Monticello.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Doris; daughters, Karen Rae Gilbertson and Leanne Mae Gilbertson; siblings, Hartford Gilbertson, Bonnie Johnson, Clarinda Berry, Marvin Gilbertson, Tillman Gilbertson, Janet Hardyman, Alve Gilbertson, Lela Jenny and Delores Jenny.
Funeral Services will be held 12:00 noon, Friday, March 23, 2018 at the Zwingli United Church of Christ with Pastor Lance Smith officiating. Burial will follow services at the Highland Cemetery in Monticello.
Visitation will be Friday, March 23rd, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the church.
Memorials may be made in Orville’s memory to Zwingli United Church of Christ.
Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family.