Our Obituaries

Donald J. "Don" Dunbar

June 3, 2020

Dodgeville - Donald J. "Don" Dunbar, age 80, passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at Bloomfield Healthcare Center with Upland Hills Hospice. Don struggled many years with Parkinson's. He was born July 21, 1939 to Leonard Jr and Gertrude (Zander) Dunbar. He graduated from Dodgeville High School class of "57". Don married his high school best friend Margaret Esch on November 22, 1958....
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Lois J. McKinley

October 26, 1932 - March 1, 2020

Dodgeville - Lois J. McKinley, age 87, of Dodgeville, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at her home of 62 years on Sunday, March 1, 2020. Lois was born on October 26, 1932, a daughter of Albert and Faye Reeves. She was born at home, the middle child of five siblings. She celebrated her 65th wedding Anniversary on February 5, 2020 with the love of her life, Bill....
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Joseph E. Shadduck

November 19, 1940 - January 16, 2020

Janesville / Mineral Point - Joseph E. Shadduck, age 79, died on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Spring House in Mineral Point. He was born on November 19,1940 in Bowler, Wisconsin, a son of the late Lavern and Lucille (Gauthier) Shadduck. He graduated from Bear Creek High School. He worked and retired from General Motors in Janesville. Joseph is survived by his daughters Wendy (Kevin)...
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Patricia Elaine Stonestreet

September 24, 1937 - October 22, 2019

Dodgeville - Patricia Elaine Stonestreet (Mitchell) of Dodgeville passed away on October 22, 2019 after a short illness. Patricia Elaine Mitchell was born September 24, 1937 to James and Katherine Mitchell. She was doted on by her older brothers Jim, Bob and Charlie. She was soon joined by a younger sister, Judy, and her brother Bill. Her eldest sister Rosemary gave her a new playmate with the...
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Allen Theobald

September 8, 1931 - October 7, 2019

Dodgeville / Mineral Point - Allen Theobald, age 88, formerly of Mineral Point, passed away on October 7, 2019 at Bloomfield Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Dodgeville. Allen was born to Harry and Ruth (Paull) Theobald on September 8, 1931 and lived on the Theobald Farm on Mill Dam Road in Barneveld. He graduated from Barneveld High School in 1949. On October 26, 1952,...
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David "Scrappy" Edl

June 21, 1955 - July 21, 2019

Ridgeway - David "Scrappy" Edl came wailing into this world on the 1st day of summer 1955 (6-21-55). Exactly 64 years & 1 month later (7-21-19) Dave passed peacefully away surrounded by his family who were the ones doing the wailing on his way out of our lives. Born 8th of 10, Dave admitted to being a "handful" from an early age & fondly remembered spending a lot of time with his beloved "T...
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Jim Murn

July 17, 2019

Dodgeville - James C. Murn, age 94, of Dodgeville, passed away on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 after a long and fruitful life. He was the third son of Frank and Jane (Pakiz) Murn of Eagle, WI, who emigrated from Slovenia before World War I. Jim was born and raised on the family farm during the Great Depression and got his first taste of business by keeping detailed records of the farm's operations. ...
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Alfred J. Ernzen

March 21, 1933 - July 10, 2019

Dodgeville - Alfred J Ernzen, age 86, of Dodgeville, WI passed on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Upland Hills Health surrounded by family. Alfred was born March 21, 1933 in Potosi, WI to Nicholas and Mary (Schmitz) Ernzen. On August 18, 1956, he married Mary Rose McGuire of Galena, IL. They raised three sons: Daniel, Michael, and Joseph, and one daughter: Sheila. Alfred owned his own gas...
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Robert E. Wilkinson

July 28, 1945 - June 7, 2019

Ridgeway – Robert E. Wilkinson, age 73, of Ridgeway, died on Friday, June 7, 2019 at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville. He was born on July 28, 1945 in Milton, Florida, a son of the late Earl and Opal (Morrell) Wilkinson. He graduated from River Valley High School in 1963. On June 4, 1966, he married Beverly Olson at the Arena Congregational UCC. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in August of...
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Trudy Peterson

June 6, 2019

Titonka, Iowa – The Rev. Trudy A. Peterson, age 63, of Titonka, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2019 after a three year struggle with ALS. Trudy was born December 11, 1955, in Springfield, IL, the daughter of Robert and Frieda (Stach) Maloney. Trudy and her brothers, Tom and Terry, were the first triplets born at Memorial Hospital in Springfield, IL. They joined a brother, John, who...
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Doris Elaine (Otter) Ripp

June 12, 1927 - June 2, 2019

Madison / Dodgeville - Doris Elaine Ripp (Otter), 91 of Madison and Dodgeville, passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2019 after a brief illness. Doris was born in Dodgeville, WI on June 12, 1927, the only daughter to George and Hattie Otter-Posey (Leffler) and older sister to four younger brothers. A 1945 graduate from Dodgeville High School, Doris went on to become a bookkeeper and enjoyed working for...
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Juanita Nye

December 31, 1950 - May 19, 2019

Juanita Mae Nye, age 68, of Cobb passed away peacefully early morning on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at home with her husband by her side. She was born on December 31, 1950, the daughter of James Luther and Mary Susanna Massey in Roby Missouri at home, growing up exploring the woods and streams of Missouri. Juanita was one of 6 kids; Luther, Evelyn, Ruby, Carolyn, herself, and Phyllis. She went to...
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David R. Esch

January 26, 1943 - May 8, 2019

Ridgeway – David R. Esch, age 76, of Ridgeway, died on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at his home. He was born on January 26, 1943 in Dodgeville, a son of Leo and Mildred (Flynn) Esch. He graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1961 and then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, where he was stationed in Japan. Dave worked as a field service engineer for several telecommunication companies. He was a...
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Robert E. Jacobson, Sr

December 9, 1934 - May 8, 2019

Ridgeway - Robert E. Jacobson, Sr., age 84, of Ridgeway, passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on December 9, 1934 in Dodgeville, a son of the late Albert and Gladys (Nelson) Jacobson. After high school, Bob was united in marriage to Nancy Rosenwinkel on September 5, 1953 and celebrated over 65 wonderful years together. Bob...
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Grace McConnell

April 1, 1924 - April 30, 2019

Verona / Dodgeville - Grace McConnell, age 95, of Verona, formerly of Dodgeville, joined her husband, Mansfield, her daughter, Judith Tubbs and granddaughter Jamie Torgeson in heaven on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. She left the world with the same amazing grace as with which she lived her life. She was born on April 1, 1924, to parents William D. Symons and Frances Elizabeth Symons (Farwell) in...
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Larry Eugene Nelson

April 16, 2019

Mineral Point / Dodgeville - Larry Eugene Nelson, age 59, of Mineral Point, formerly of Dodgeville, Iowa County District Attorney, loving husband, father and brother, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. Larry was born on July 16, 1959 in Dodgeville to Eugene and Eileen (Dochnahl) Nelson. He graduated from Dodgeville High School and then UW-Whitewater...
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Carol M. Graul

April 15, 2019

Dodgeville - Carol M Graul, age 75, of Dodgeville formally of Janesville WI passed away peacefully at Bloomfield Manor nursing home in Dodgeville on Tuesday, April 15, 2019. Carol was born on May 24, 1943 to Fritz and Eldora (Hamre) Strampe and she was an only child. She did however have a lifelong friend Penny Morford who was like a sister to her. Carol graduated from Janesville Senior High...
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Jamie Rae (Silvers) Cutler

July 10, 1977 - April 3, 2019

Montfort/Linden – Jamie Rae (Silvers) Cutler, age 41, gained her angel wings on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. She was born on July 10, 1977 to Stan and Donna (Hackett) Cutler at St. Joseph's Hospital in Dodgeville. She graduated from Iowa Grant in 1996 and went on to Southwest Technical College in Fennimore. She earned her CNA and worked for several years at Bloomfield Manor. She was currently...
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Dennis Charles Speth

March 31, 2019

Dennis Charles Speth, age 64, of Fort Wayne Indiana, passed away of natural causes on Sunday, March 31, 2019. Dennis was an avid golfer and had been employed at the Lakeside Golf Club and Bowling Center in Fort Wayne for many years. He was a 1973 graduate of Iowa Grant High School and Veteran of the United States Marine Corps, serving as Military Police, Military Police Dog Handler and PHYSEC...
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Erin Jacobson

March 18, 1979 - March 24, 2019

Erin Michelle Jacobson (Honerbaum) passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 24, 2019 from breast cancer. She was born on Sunday, March 18, 1979. She was greeted by her mom, Kathy, dad, Duane and her three siblings, Stefanie, Peter and Kara. Erin set goals. After her diagnosis of breast cancer in 2016, one of her goals was to reach the age of 40. She reached that goal plus an additional...
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H. DuWayne Einerson

March 23, 2019

Dodgeville – H. DuWayne Einerson, age 79, of Dodgeville, passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. He adored his children and family and loved spending time with them. He had long & loving arms. If you found yourself in his presence, you were laughing and feeling his joy. DuWayne was born on December 11, 1939 in Dodgeville, son of the late Harvey and Helen...
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Mark A. Dougherty

September 10, 1962 - March 20, 2019

Dodgeville / Ridgeway – Mark A. Dougherty age 56, of Dodgeville, died unexpectedly Wednesday, March 20, 2019 from a massive brain bleed at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. He was born on September 10, 1962 in Dodgeville, a son of Jack and Phyllis (Tourdot) Dougherty. He attended River Valley Schools and then went to work on the family farm. Mark owned Jack's Never Inn, a restaurant/tavern...
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Norman Stanley Venden

September 14, 1924 - March 16, 2019

Dodgeville - Norman Stanley Venden, age 94, of Dodgeville, died peacefully on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Crest Ridge Assisted Living in Dodgeville. He was born on September 14, 1924 in Dodgeville, WI to Martin and Mary (Anderson) Venden. On February 17, 1949, he married Gladys Hughes in Mt. Horeb. They were dairy farmers in Barneveld and Ridgeway for many years before moving to Dodgeville....
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Clemmie Barbara Bollant

March 7, 2019

Dodgeville - Clemmie Barbara Bollant, age 24, of Dodgeville, WI, passed away peacefully at home on March 7, 2019. She was born the daughter of Dan and Bridget (Riley) Bollant on August 27, 1994. Clemmie grew up in Dodgeville and was a 2013 graduate of Dodgeville High School and attended UW-Richland and Southwest Technical College. Clemmie was a two-time liver transplant survivor and fought her...
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Karen Johnson

May 26, 1952 - March 2, 2019

Ridgeway - Karen Johnson, 66, of Ridgeway, passed away Tuesday afternoon, March 2, 2019. She was born May 26, 1952 in Sturgeon Bay to the late Clyde and Patricia (Behringer) Christoferson. After graduating from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1970, Karen moved to Madison. While working at Central Colony, Karen met her future husband Terry Johnson when his sister Kris introduced the two while...
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Alice U'Ren

July 16, 1939 - March 2, 2019

Dodgeville – Alice E. "Addie" U'Ren, age 79, of Dodgeville, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at her home. She was born on July 16, 1939, a daughter of Clinton and Mildred (Dyer) Holmes. She graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1957. She married the love of her life Eugene U'Ren on June 14, 1958 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Dodgeville. They farmed together in the Waldwick area...
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Morris E. Hermanson

October 30, 1943 - February 26, 2019

Dodgeville - Morris E. Hermanson, age 75, of Dodgeville, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. He was born October 30, 1943 to Harlow & Lenice (Dobson) Hermanson. Morris graduated from Mineral Point High School in 1963. After graduation he enlisted in the Army serving 4 years. Upon returning he and Janette (Schara) married and moved to Dodgeville....
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Barbara F. Palzkill

August 1, 1952 - February 21, 2019

Mineral Point - Barbara F. Palzkill, age 66, of Mineral Point, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville. Barb was born August 1, 1952, in Dodgeville to Cedric & Alvina (Huza) Reese. She graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1970. After high school, Barb worked at the family restaurant; Reese's Dining, for 22 years. She was united in marriage...
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Azhara Ivey Kennicker

April 24, 2013 - February 17, 2019

Cobb - Azhara Ivey Kennicker, age 5, born on April 24, 2013, passed away February 17, 2019 with her parents by her side. She had a warrior's spirit, but her body finally lost its courageous battle. Being born with CHD (Congenital Heart Disease), she spent many days at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. She had countless surgeries and procedures, and though it took longer than most planned, she...
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Arlene M. Warne

October 23, 1932 - February 7, 2019

Verona – Arlene M. Warne, age 86, of Verona, passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at University Hospital in Madison. She was born on October 23, 1932 in Fennimore, a daughter of Walter and Leona (Taylor) McVay. As a young girl she moved to Livingston, WI and attended Livingston Grade School and High School. After her marriage to Robert J. Warne they had a daughter Cheryl. They...
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Donita K. Olson

September 8, 1953 - January 24, 2019

Barneveld – Donita K. Olson, age 65, of Barneveld, passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2019. She was born on September 8, 1953 to Marvin and Donna (Yapp) Czerwonka. She graduated from Barneveld High School in 1971 and married the love of her life, Thomas "Ole" Olson on July 11, 1971. She worked at Hi-Point Steakhouse in Ridgeway for 23 years where she was known as "Blondie" and was...
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James Robert Philipps

March 16, 1931 - January 19, 2019

Dodgeville – James Robert Philipps, age 87, of Dodgeville, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Crestridge Assisted Living in Dodgeville. Jim was born on March 16, 1931 in Dodgeville to Frank and Pearl Philipps. Jim enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War. When he returned from service, he married his high school sweetheart,...
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Janelle Simpson

October 13, 1927 - January 12, 2019

Dodgeville – Janelle M. Simpson, age 91, of Dodgeville, WI, passed away on January 12, 2019 at Bloomfield Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Jane Marie Quirk on October 13, 1927 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Dodgeville. She graduated from Dodgeville High School and furthered her education by taking an art correspondence course. A talented artist, she worked for Cerutti...
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Ronda Elaine Forseth

June 9, 1945 - January 3, 2019

Dodgeville - Ronda Elaine Forseth, age 73, of Dodgeville, has entered heavens everlasting craft fair on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. She was born on June 9, 1945 in Belmont to Walter and Marie (Paull) Leigh. She married James (Porky) Forseth in 1969. She owned and operated Dirty Hollow Antiques until the death of her son Joe and retired from Lands' End. ...
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Mitchell C. Thym

July 24, 1957 - December 28, 2018

Madison - Mitchell C. Thym, age 61, formerly of Dodgeville passed away unexpectedly on Friday, December 28, 2018 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. Mitch was born on July 24, 1957 in Cassville, WI. He graduated from Dodgeville High in 1975 with what he always said were the greatest classmates ever. He proceeded to graduate from U.W. Stout 4 years later. After a short period with the Magic Pan...
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David L. Scott

October 29, 1929 - December 18, 2018

Hollandale – David L. Scott, age 89, of Hollandale, was granted his last wish as he drew his last breath in his own home on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. David Scott, son of Charles and Julia (Kelly) Scott, was born on October 29, 1929. He was born in Madison, Wisconsin. Dave was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles (Alice) and Francis (Vera) Scott and five sisters Helen Walters ...
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Hannah M. Thomas

July 20, 1983 - December 5, 2018

Dodgeville - Hannah M. Thomas, age 35 of Dodgeville passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 peacefully at home with her family at her side. She was a strong warrior who fought a courageous battle with cancer since the age of 6. Hannah was born on July 20, 1983 in Dodgeville to Joe and Diane (Aurit) Thomas. She graduated from Dodgeville High School in 2002. After high school, Hannah...
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Tori E. Haas

July 15, 1961 - December 3, 2018

Haas, Tori E. Linden – Tori E. Haas, age 57, of Linden, passed away surrounded by her family on Monday, December 3, 2018 at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville after a 5 year courageous battle with cancer. She was born on July 15, 1961 in Beloit, triplet daughter (Tami & Trudi) of Thomas and Audrey (Clippert) Herkis.  She graduated from Beloit Catholic High School in 1979.  On October 29,...
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Julie A. Schroeder

November 2, 2018

Dodgeville - Julie A. Schroeder, age 61, of Dodgeville passed away on Friday, November 2, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family. Julie was born on June 5, 1957 in Dubuque, IA to Alvin and Shirley Revenig. Julie and her family moved to Cuba City, WI in 1974. Julie married Howard (Bill) Schroeder on July 16, 1976 in New Diggins, WI. Julie and Bill were married for 42 wonderful years. ...
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Ralph Lawrence Schutte

November 1, 2018

Dodgeville- Ralph Lawrence Schutte, age 78, of Dodgeville, WI, passed away Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Bloomfield Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center. Ralph was born January 7, 1940 in Beaver Dam, WI to Gilbert and Florence (Stegner) Schutte. Ralph attended Beaver Dam schools and graduated from high school in 1958. He worked as an assistant manager for Schultz Brothers Variety stores in...
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Anna Mae Whalen

May 12, 1933 - September 2, 2018

Whalen, Anna Mae Dodgeville – Anna Mae Whalen, age 85, of Dodgeville, passed away on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at Bloomfield Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Dodgeville. She was born on May 12, 1933 in Willow Springs, Lafayette County, Wisconsin, a daughter of the late Stephen and Mabel (Armstrong) Whalen. Anna worked as a waitress at the Creamland Café and The Huddle in her...
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Jon Stewart Miller

September 1, 2018

Spring Green / Dodgeville – Jon Stewart "Stu" Miller, age 80, passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Greenway Manor in Spring Green, after an extended illness. His passing was peaceful and on his terms. Jon Stewart Miller was born on March 8, 1938 at Gunderson Hospital in LaCrosse, WI. He attended Central High School in LaCrosse, where he enjoyed involvement in sports, especially...
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Jon Stewart "Stu" Miller

March 8, 1938 - September 1, 2018

Miller, Jon Stewart Spring Green / Dodgeville – Jon Stewart "Stu" Miller, age 80, passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Greenway Manor in Spring Green, after an extended illness. His passing was peaceful and on his terms. Jon Stewart Miller was born on March 8, 1938 at Gunderson Hospital in LaCrosse, WI. He attended Central High School in LaCrosse, where he enjoyed involvement in...
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Ethel M. Haag

June 21, 1926 - August 30, 2018

Haag, Ethel M. Dodgeville – Ethel (Mickelson) Haag, age 92, of Dodgeville, died on Thursday, August 30, 2018. Ethel was born June 21, 1926 in Barneveld, Wi. to Betsy and Clarence Mickelson. She attended Barneveld schools and graduated in 1944. During high school she worked at the Barneveld Telephone Company. After high school, she worked at the Badger Ammunition plant. On June 19, 1945,...
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John K. Casper

October 8, 1944 - August 4, 2018

Casper, John K. Dodgeville - John K. Casper, age 73, of Dodgeville, passed away on Saturday evening, August 4, 2018, following a long illness. John was born on October 8, 1944, in Dodgeville, Wisconsin, to Frank and Ione (McKenna) Casper and was a 1962 graduate of Dodgeville High School. On February 19, 1966, he married Bonnie Treweek of Linden, Wisconsin. Together they purchased a dairy...
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Dorothy A. Forsyth

May 27, 1935 - July 18, 2018

Forsyth, Dorothy A. Dodgeville – Dorothy A. Forsyth, age 83, of Dodgeville, passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison surrounded by family after a brief battle with cancer. She was born on May 27, 1935 in Holton, WI to Hattie and Joseph Hennlich. She grew up on a dairy farm in Dorchester, WI where she met the love of her life, Robert; they raised four...
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Lucille Caroline (LaRosh) Strickfaden

June 3, 2018 - July 8, 2018

Dodgeville - Lucille Caroline (LaRosh) Strickfaden, age 96, of Dodgeville, WI, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at her home after a brief illness. She was born in Pekin, Illinois on June 3rd, 1922, to Frederick and Emma (Espenschied) LaRosh. She married Roy Strickfaden on December 30th, 1945, and together they had three children, Dale (Carla) Strickfaden, Linda ...
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Jack A. Gilman

March 13, 1940 - July 6, 2018

Linden – Jack A. (John) Gilman, age 78, of Linden, passed away on Friday, July 6, 2018 at his home, following a long painful battle with cancer. Jack was born on March 13, 1940 to Gordon and Martha (Paynter) Gilman. He married his sweety Diane Severtson on July 6, 1963. They had four children Rick, Terri, Rob and Traci. Jack was truly a jack of all trades, farming, working the Linden mine...
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Logan Thomas Unbehaun

August 31, 1997 - June 13, 2018

Dodgeville - Logan Thomas Unbehaun, age 20, of Dodgeville, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in Pryor, Oklahoma. Logan was born August 31, 1997 in Dodgeville, WI, son of Kevin and Paula (Metz) Unbehaun. He graduated in 2016 and most recently enjoyed working as an apprentice electrician with Faith Technologies, Inc. Logan loved being outdoors, especially hiking with his...
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John J. Kraus

May 30, 2018

Kraus, John J. Dodgeville - John Joseph Kraus, age 60 from Dodgeville, WI passed away on May 30, 2018 after a long battle with cancer. John is survived by his sisters, Dorine (DuWayne) Wenger, Lynn Sullivan, Joan (Bob) Weber; 25 nephews, nieces, grandnephews, and grandnieces. He was preceded in death by his father Joseph and mother Marguerite. John worked at the House on the Rock for...
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John J. Kraus

January 31, 1958 - May 30, 2018

Dodgeville - John Joseph Kraus, age 60 from Dodgeville, WI passed away on May 30, 2018 after a long battle with cancer. John is survived by his sisters, Dorine (DuWayne) Wenger, Lynn Sullivan, Joan (Bob) Weber; 25 nephews, nieces, grandnephews, and grandnieces. He was preceded in death by his father Joseph and mother Marguerite. John worked at the House on the Rock for many years and he...
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Charles L. O'Neill, Jr.

March 10, 1938 - May 29, 2018

Dodgeville - Charles L. "Charlie" O'Neill, Jr., age 80, of Dodgeville, passed away on Tuesday, May 29,2018 at Atrium Post Acute Care in Mineral Point. Charles was born on March 10, 1938, son of the late Charles L. and Marian (Dobson) O'Neill, Sr. Charles had many different jobs but most prominently worked at Dodgeville Harvestore, Wonder Wash, The House on the Rock and Lands' End in his...
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Richard "Dick" DeVoss

March 3, 1947 - May 23, 2018

Dodgeville - Richard E. (Dick) DeVoss, age 71, of Dodgeville, passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at Upland Hills Hospital in Dodgeville, WI surrounded by loved ones. Dick, the son of Fred and Lois DeVoss was born on March 3, 1947 at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids, IA. Dick graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1965 with the love of his life Elaine L. (Peterson) DeVoss who he...
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Sandra L. Cooper-Huffer

October 5, 1962 - April 19, 2018

Dodgeville – It is with great sadness that the family of Sandra Lynleigh Cooper-Huffer announce her passing on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at the age of 55. Sandy was a graduate of Oak Forest High School, Oak Forest, IL in the class of 1981. She dedicated almost three decades working for Lands' End in Dodgeville. In this town, she raised her four precious children Paul Huffer, Lisa Huffer,...
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Harold V. Williams

July 21, 1938 - April 19, 2018

Platteville – Harold Vernon Williams, age 79, of Platteville died on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at University Hospital in Madison. He was born on July 21, 1938 in Lena, IL, a son of the late Ernest and Edith (Atz) Williams. He graduated from Winslow High School in 1956. On May 31, 1956, he married Corrinne Rabe; they spent 38 years together until her death in 1994. Harold farmed in...
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Melinda M. "Mindy" Portzen

August 18, 1955 - April 3, 2018

Dodgeville - Melinda M. (Haupert) Portzen, age 62, of Dodgeville WI passed away at Agrace HospiceCare peacefully on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 surrounded by her family after a short, but well fought battle with cancer. Melinda was born in Dubuque, IA to Mr. and Mrs. Richard & Frances (Hunt) Haupert on August 18, 1955. She was a 1973 graduate of Senior High School in Dubuque IA. Melinda and Nick...
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Angeline C. Leonard

October 21, 1926 - March 31, 2018

Highland / Evansville - Angeline C. Leonard, age 91, of Highland/Evansville, passed away on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at the Evansville Manor in Evansville, Wisconsin, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in the Town of Edgeley, North Dakota, on October 21, 1926, the daughter of Joseph and Sophie Nihles. She graduated from Montfort High School in 1944. She married Francis E....
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Robin F. Reeson

January 10, 1972 - March 24, 2018

Ridgeway – Robin F. Reeson, age 46, of Ridgeway, tragically passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at his home. He was born on January 10, 1972 in Dodgeville, the baby boy of Ralph and Helen (Hach) Reeson, Sr. He graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1991, where he wrestled and played football. He then apprenticed under his father as a carpenter. Robin was an avid outdoorsman; he...
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Colleen Parman

August 25, 1927 - March 24, 2018

Barneveld / Dodgeville – Colleen Parman, age 90, of Dodgeville, formerly of Barneveld, passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville. She was born on August 25 1927 in Dodgeville, a daughter of the late John and Inez Hogan. She was married to Jack J. Parman for over 40 years until his death in 1989. They farmed in the Hollandale and Barneveld area. ...
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Myron L. Burkeland

January 15, 1930 - March 11, 2018

Hollandale – Myron L. Burkeland, age 88, of Hollandale passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at his home. He was born on January 15, 1930 in Waldwick, Wisconsin, a son of the late Ellard and Millie (Pederson) Burkeland. He served in the U.S. Army as a combat engineer during the Korean War. On July 1, 1950, he married Charlene Severson at Adams Church in Argyle, Wisconsin. Myron owned...
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Kathleen M. "Kay" Horsfield

November 17, 1934 - March 2, 2018

Dodgeville – Kathleen M. "Kay" Horsfield, age 83, of Dodgeville, went to heaven on Friday, March 2, 2018 with her husband and family by her side. Kay was born on November 17, 1934 in Peosta, Iowa, a daughter of the late Patrick and Mathilda (Mahoney) McDonald. She grew up in Peosta and attended St. John's High School, where she met her husband, Thomas Horsfield. Tom and Kay were married on...
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Mary Alice Franzen

June 12, 1934 - February 18, 2018

Dodgeville / Highland - Mary (Alice) Franzen, age 83, of Dodgeville, formerly of Highland, passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Ingleside Manor in Mount Horeb, WI. Alice was born in Highland, WI on June 12, 1934 to Stephen and Mary (McGuire) Doyle. Alice was a 1951 graduate of Highland High School. She attended Edgewood College in Madison and also worked for the Dane County Sheriff...
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LuVerne I. Rosenbaum

June 12, 1925 - January 26, 2018

Dodgeville / Middleton - LuVerne I. Rosenbaum, age 92, of Dodgeville, Wisconsin passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Friday, January 26, 2018 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. LuVerne was born June 12, 1925, in Decorah, Iowa, the daughter of Victor and Laura (Knoke) Berge. She graduated from Decorah high school in 1944, and worked as a secretary in the Winnesheik County...
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Joanne K. Meudt

March 20, 1940 - January 16, 2018

Lancaster / Dodgeville - Joanne K. Meudt, age 77, of Lancaster, formerly of Dodgeville, passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at Orchard Manor in Lancaster. She was born on March 20, 1940 in Dodgeville, the daughter of William M. and Hazel A. (Butteris) Meudt. Joanne was preceded by her parents and her brother David W. Meudt. She is survived by her sister-in-law Janice D. Meudt; her...
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Robert Remer Davidson

March 10, 1935 - January 13, 2018

Dodgeville / Baraboo - Robert Remer Davidson passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family at Agrace Hospice on Saturday January 13, 2018. Bob was born March 10, 1935 in West Allis Wisconsin to Russell Harry Davidson and Norma Mary Davidson. Bob grew up in West Allis attending the West Allis Methodist Church. He spent much of his youth in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and enjoyed...
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Marcia Jean Geer

January 13, 1931 - December 24, 2017

Dodgeville – Marcia Jean Kinder Geer died on Sunday, December 24, 2017 at Bloomfield Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Marcia was born in Kalamazoo, MI on January 13, 1931 and was the daughter of Bern Benton and Florence (Rothman) Kinder. Her formative years were lived in Bloomington, IL where she attended Walker School, a one room school near Bloomington, and University High School...
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Gerald J. "GJ" Lease

January 9, 1932 - December 8, 2017

Ridgeway – Gerald Joseph "GJ" Lease, age 85, of Ridgeway, passed away on Friday, December 8, 2017 at his home. He was born January 9, 1932 to Edward Sr. and Mary (Kiley) Lease. He was one of 11 children raised on the family farm south of Ridgeway. He enlisted in the US Navy in 1951 serving aboard the USS Mellette A.P.A-156 stationed in Greenland and Korea. He was proud to serve his...
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Arlene M. Paynter

November 5, 1936 - December 2, 2017

Dodgeville – Arlene M. Paynter, age 81, of Dodgeville, WI passed into the loving arms of Jesus on Saturday, December 2, 2017. Arlene was born on November 5, 1936 in Dodgeville, WI to Walter and Florence (Cutler) Ast. Arlene, the youngest of three children, graduated from Pleasant Ridge School. On January 4, 1958 she married Roger Paynter. Together they raised three children before parting...
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Hazel A. Kelly

February 6, 1922 - November 12, 2017

Dodgeville - Hazel A. Kelly, age 95, of Dodgeville, passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at CrestRidge Memory Care in Dodgeville. Hazel was born on the family farm near Dodgeville on February 6, 1922, the second child of four to Thomas and SeCelia (Christianson) Anderson. After graduating from Dodgeville High School, Hazel attended Madison Vocational School and received an associate...
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Jack H. Weirich

February 8, 1918 - October 29, 2017

Dodgeville - Jack H. Weirich, age 99, of Dodgeville, passed away on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Bloomfield Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Dodgeville. Jack was born on February 8, 1918 in Baraboo, Wisconsin, a son of the late Jacob and Birdie (Stone) Weirich. He lived in San Jose, California to the age of 15 with his grandparents and his Aunt Rose. He graduated from Baraboo High...
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Paul H. Dees

June 9, 1949 - October 28, 2017

Dodgeville – Paul Howard Dees, age 68, of Dodgeville, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 28, 2017. He was born on June 9, 1949 in Chicago, IL to Howard and Alma Dees. He graduated from Rockford East High School in June of 1967. Paul later attended MATC to earn his Associate Degree in Applied Science. He spent the majority of his working career at Lands' End, finishing the last...
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Paul L. Hartman

August 9, 1952 - October 22, 2017

Dodgeville – Paul L. Hartman, age 65, of Dodgeville, died on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville. He was born on August 9, 1952 in Renton, Washington, a son of Paul and Shirley (Herreid) Hartman. Paul received a Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology for the University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign and his Master's Degree in Artic Anthropology from the University...
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Donald M. "Ole" Stephenson

December 31, 1925 - October 19, 2017

Dodgeville – Donald M. "Ole" Stephenson, age 91, of Dodgeville, passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Bloomfield Healthcare. Ole was born on December 31, 1925 in Highland, WI, a son of the late Reynold and Sylvia (Draves) Stephenson. He served in the U.S. Army during W.W. II. On September 23, 1947, he married Mary Jane Foley in Highland. They farmed until 1973 in the Dodgeville...
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Norbert W. Meuer, Jr.

September 21, 1938 - October 7, 2017

Dodgeville – Norbert W. Meuer Jr., age 79 of Dodgeville, WI passed away Saturday October 7, 2017. He was born September 21, 1938, a son of Norbert and Dora (Francis) Meuer. He graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1956. Norb is survived by his sons Ronald (Penny) Meuer of Delavan, WI, Brian (Jonna) Meuer of Alamosa, CO and Joel (Jeni) Meuer of Dodgeville, WI; his grandchildren...
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Louise Prow Williams

January 5, 1945 - September 28, 2017

Barneveld / Farmington, MN – Louise (Prow) Williams, age 72, of Barneveld, formerly of Farmington, MN, passed away on Thursday, September 28,2017 at the home of her son, Steve and his family in Barneveld. She was surrounded by the love of her children and her faithful canine companion, Candy. Louise was a woman of strength and patience. She enjoyed bingo, bowling and the sound of loons. ...
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Jerome J. Buol

August 20, 1939 - September 15, 2017

Barneveld – Jerome J. Buol, age 78, of Barneveld, went to heaven on Friday, September 15, 2017 at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville, surrounded by his family. He was born on August 20, 1939 in Madison, a son of Jacob O. and Florence (Laufenberg) Buol. On February 4, 1959, he married the love of his life Marian Meyer. Jerome farmed all his life, working on the family farm and many other...
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Jerome J. "Jerry" Speth

September 14, 1936 - September 15, 2017

Dodgeville – Jerome J. "Jerry" Speth, age 81, of Dodgeville, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. The Wisconsin Values of love of family, integrity and generosity were deeply rooted in Jerome "Jerry" Speth from the day he was born on September 14, 1936 until he passed away following a brief illness on September 15, 2017. He was born to Joseph...
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Donna L. Mutschler

April 16, 1933 - September 13, 2017

Dodgeville – Donna L. Mutschler, age 84, of Dodgeville, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Crest Ridge Assisted Living in Dodgeville. She was born on April 16, 1933 in Manitowoc, a daughter of Leslie and Alma Fritsch. She married James E. Mutschler on September 4, 1955. Donna is survived by her sons Michael (Rosemary) Mutschler of Wakefield, Rhode Island, John (Jacolyn)...
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Edna M. Dobie

March 17, 1934 - September 12, 2017

Dodgeville – Edna M. Dobie, age 83, of Dodgeville, passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at her home. She was born on March 17, 1934 in Vashti, Texas, a daughter of Coy and Gladys (Barrow) Wadsworth. Edna worked for many years as a Supervisor for International Harvester. She is survived by her children Becky (Steve) Hyatt and Bill Dobie both of Dodgeville and Rodgar Dobie, Jr....
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Doreen L. Nichols

September 28, 1940 - September 9, 2017

Ridgeway – Doreen L. Nichols, age 76, of Ridgeway, died unexpectedly on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at University Hospital in Madison. Doreen was born on September 28, 1940 in Dodgeville, the daughter of Bernette and Delores (Olson) Davis. She graduated from Ridgeway High School in 1958. On October 11, 1958, she married Harold "Possum" Nichols at Barneveld Lutheran Church. He preceded her...
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Geraldine V. "Geri" Wieczorek

March 6, 1943 - September 5, 2017

Dodgeville – Geraldine V. "Geri" Wieczorek, age 74, of Dodgeville, passed away on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville. Geri was born on March 6, 1943 in Chicago, IL, a daughter of the late Stanley and Anna Wieczorek. She worked as a caring CNA most of her life throughout the state of Wisconsin. She was an avid reader and loved westerns, word search, all animals...
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Eugene E. Trace

August 28, 1934 - September 3, 2017

Ridgeway – Eugene E. Trace, age 83, of Ridgeway, passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2017. He was born on August 28, 1934 in Lafayette Co., Wisconsin, a son of the late John and Mary (Steffes) Trace. He graduated from Dodgeville High School. He served in the US Army in the Korean War. He worked at Carnes Corp in Verona for many years and owned and operated a tavern in Ridgeway. He also...
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Allen J. McVay

October 22, 1954 - August 30, 2017

Edmund – Allen "Al" James McVay of Edmund, WI, passed away unexpectedly on August 30, 2017. Al was born to Albert McVay and Patricia (McCluskey) Kilkelly on October 22, 1954 in Dodgeville, WI. Al was a great friend to many and was the kind of guy always ready to help if needed. One of his favorite things to do was hanging out with friends and family. He was also an avid fisherman, even...
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Patrick B. Calhoun

March 20, 1945 - August 26, 2017

Dodgeville – Patrick B. Calhoun, age 72, of Dodgeville, passed away unexpectedly as a victim of a traffic accident on Saturday, August 26, 2017 in rural Argyle. Pat was born March 20, 1945 in Far Rockaway, NY while his father was in the military. His parents were Bernard and Clarice (Skjod) Calhoun. He graduated from Marian Central High School in Woodstock, IL in 1963. After graduation...
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James J. Widder

August 21, 1935 - August 23, 2017

Dodgeville – James J. Widder, age 82, of Dodgeville, died on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville. He was born on August 21, 1935 in Sheboygan, a son of the late Reno and Audrey (Kolb) Widder. He graduated from Sheboygan High School in 1953, as a member of the National Honor Society. Some of his accomplishments that he especially enjoyed were becoming an Eagle...
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Edith Elaine Evans

February 22, 1920 - August 16, 2017

Dodgeville – Edith Elaine Evans, age 97, of Dodgeville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Bloomfield Healthcare. "One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love." (Sophocles) And love is the word that embodies Elaine Evans. Her journey began February 22, 1920 with her parents, Levi and Alice Dyer. Blessed with 10 siblings, Elaine is...
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Inez E. Jenkin

January 14, 1916 - August 7, 2017

"Inez, Inez!" her friend called from the bottom of the stairs. "I got the job—with the telephone company." Breathlessly, she called louder this time, "they have a job for you too. Come on, let's go talk with the supervisor." This was long before cell phones, when there were such things as switchboards, and clever young girls with nimble fingers who made the connections and even talked to...
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Raymond W. Pittz

June 25, 1930 - July 28, 2017

Dodgeville - Raymond W. Pittz, age 87, of Dodgeville, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 28, 2017 at his home. Ray was born on June 25, 1930 on the family farm in Mineral Point, WI, to Aloys and Katherine (Palzkill) Pittz. Ray graduated from Mineral Point High School in 1948 and then worked on the family farm until age 25. In 1955, Ray enlisted in the US Army where he served as a...
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Fredrick R. Blum

February 25, 1936 - July 21, 2017

Linden - Fredrick R. Blum, age 81, of Linden, died on Friday, July 21, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. Fred was born on February 25, 1936 in Monroe, WI, the son of Helen and Louis Blum. Fred and Janice were married on November 6, 1958 in Argyle. Fred and Janice farmed for many years in Argyle. Fred was a veteran and served in the U.S. Army. They had seven children Steven (Rosanne)...
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Robert "Bob" "Wally" Wunderlin

July 3, 1957 - July 19, 2017

Dodgeville - Robert R. "Bob" "Wally" Wunderlin, 60, passed away on Wednesday, July 19 2017, in Madison. Bob was born on July 3, 1957, in Dodgeville, the son of Ralph and Velma (Pluemer) Wunderlin. He was united in marriage to Sherry Wunderlin on Dec. 16, 2000, at their home in Madison. Bob was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He enjoyed nothing more than spending time with...
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V. Lorraine Hennessey

April 5, 1937 - July 10, 2017

Dodgeville - V Lorraine Hennessey, age 80, passed away peacefully on July 10, 2017. Lorraine was born on the family farm outside of Mineral Point, WI on April 5, 1937, the daughter of Henry and Nina (Heins) Schweitzer. She graduated from Mineral Point High School in 1955 and worked as a dental assistant. In 1962 Lorraine married Patrick Hennessey, the love of her life. She worked beside him...
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Robert M. Williams

December 31, 1944 - July 1, 2017

Farmington, Minnesota - Robert M. Williams, age 72, longtime resident of Farmington, MN passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017. He was preceded in death by father Robert P. Williams, his mother Patricia Bongard and his son Marc A. Williams Robert is survived by his wife of 39 years Louise Williams; his sons Robert Williams, Jr. (Jill), John Young (Janet), and Steve Young (Pam); his daughter...
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Mary "Eileen" Dinse

March 25, 1925 - June 30, 2017

Hollandale – Mary "Eileen" Dinse, age 92, of Hollandale, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 30, 2017 at Upland Hills Nursing & Rehab Center in Dodgeville with family members present. She was born on March 25, 1925, the youngest daughter of John "Jack" and Mary (Ley) McCaulley of rural Hollandale. She was raised on the family farm where she worked tirelessly milking cows and feeding...
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Lynette G. DeMuth

January 3, 1947 - June 7, 2017

Dodgeville – Lynette G. DeMuth, age 70, of Dodgeville, died on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Agrace Hospice Care, following a brief illness. She was born on January 3, 1947 in Freeport, Illinois, a daughter of the late Cletus and Lyla (Newman) McKee. She graduated from Stockton High School in 1965. She loved her family and most enjoyed watching grandkids grow up and always enjoyed their...
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June E. Zart

July 1, 1931 - June 6, 2017

Mineral Point - June Elizabeth Zart, age 85, of Mineral Point passed away Tuesday morning June 6, 2017 at Upland Hills Nursing & Rehab Center in Dodgeville. June was born July 1, 1931, the daughter of William August and Gretta Elizabeth Wolf. She was the youngest of seven children. Growing up on a farm, June had many pets, but her greatest love was horses. June was employed at Dubuque...
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Philip J. Reese

December 14, 1943 - June 1, 2017

Monona / Dodgeville – Philip James Reese, age 73, of Monona, passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2017 of a lingering illness at the U.W. Hospital in Madison. Philip was born on December 14, 1943 in Dodgeville, a son of Edwina and Ray M. Reese. He graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1962. He married Sharon Gilmore on June 8, 1996. Phil was a dispatcher for the Iowa County Sheriff's...
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William R. Heun

September 18, 1925 - May 31, 2017

Dodgeville - William Raymond "Bill" Heun, age 91, of Dodgeville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 31 at Dove West Healthcare in Eau Claire, WI. Bill was born Sept. 18, 1925 at St. Joseph Hospital in Dodgeville, WI son of Raymond and Anna (Esch) Heun. Bill grew up on a farm outside of Dodgeville. He attended Dodgeville Schools graduating in 1943. He married J. Eileen Bowers in...
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Margaret Conway

February 18, 1925 - May 13, 2017

Hollandale - Margaret Conway, age 92, of Hollandale, died peacefully on May 13, 2017, at her home. She was born in Waunakee on February 18, 1925, to Francis and Mary (Dorn) Gilles. She married Dennett Conway on September 22, 1950 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Madison. She will be remembered for her love of her family, crocheting and knitting of doilies, afghans, and baby blankets for...
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Phyllis Hying

January 10, 1923 - May 12, 2017

Dodgeville – Phyllis (Menke) Hying, age 94, of Dodgeville, went peacefully to be with her husband on Friday May 12, 2017 while visiting her daughter. She was born on January 10, 1923 in Muscoda, Wisconsin the oldest daughter of Anthony and Veronica (Kosharek) Menke. She graduated from Highland High School in 1940 and Platteville State Teachers College in 1942. Phyllis taught in area one room...
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Victor H. Hubbard

February 5, 1959 - May 7, 2017

Madison / Ridgeway – Victor H. Hubbard, age 58, of Madison, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 7, 2017. He was born on February 5, 1959 to Herbert and JoAnn (Gust) Hubbard. He was very artistic and loved gardening. Victor is survived by his brother LeRoy (Cindy) Hubbard; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Joey...
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