Our Obituaries

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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Lloyd H. Klosterman

January 23, 1916 - May 6, 2017

Dodgeville – Lloyd H. Klosterman, age 101 of Dodgeville, passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2017, surrounded by his family at Sienna Meadows in Oregon, WI. Lloyd was born on January 23, 1916 the son of Joseph and Ida (Blazer) Klosterman of Hollandale. He married Dolorous M. Boylen on February 26, 1938 at St. Bridget's Catholic Church in Ridgeway, WI. They were married for 70 years and raised...
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Zachary Ryan Gevelinger

July 24, 1988 - May 5, 2017

Platteville / Dodgeville – Zachary Ryan Gevelinger, age 28, of Platteville, formerly of Dodgeville, died unexpectedly on Friday, May 5, 2017. Zachary was born July 24, 1988 in Madison, WI to Gregory R. and Julie E. (Lehner) Gevelinger. He graduated from Dodgeville High School in 2007 and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and International Studies from the...
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John C. Bradley

June 7, 1944 - April 30, 2017

Dodgeville - John C. Bradley, age 72, of Dodgeville, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 7, 1944 in Dubuque Iowa, the son of Clifford and Isabelle (Lewis) Bradley. John graduated from Dubuque Senior High in 1962 and went on to further his education at UW-Platteville and earned his Master's Degree in Agriculture Education. He taught...
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William A. "Bill" Powell

February 10, 1924 - April 23, 2017

Dodgeville - William A. Powell, age 93, of Dodgeville, passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017 in Dodgeville. William A. Powell was born on Sunday, February 10, 1924 in Dodgeville, the eldest son of Ira Cretney (Casey) Powell and Lucille Chappell Powell. He was united in marriage to Betty Richards on September 30, 1944 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Mineral Point. Bill, a Man for All...
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Margaret A. Esch

October 26, 1938 - April 19, 2017

Dodgeville – Margaret A. Esch, age 78, of Dodgeville, passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her family following a courageous battle with cancer. Margaret was born on October 26, 1938 to Vernon and Frieda (Wiest) Toay. She grew up on a farm outside of Ridgeway and graduated from Ridgeway High School in 1956. After graduation she attended Edgewood College...
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John J. Brokish

May 15, 1931 - April 17, 2017

Dodgeville - John J. Brokish, age 85 of Dodgeville, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017. He was born on May 15, 1931 in Dodgeville to Jacob and Gertrude (Meudt) Brokish. His mother passed away when he was just 8 days old. After his father remarried, he was raised by his father and second mother, Lorena (Koenig) Brokish. He attended grade school in a one-room schoolhouse. Following grade...
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Jerry Geisking

May 17, 1941 - April 2, 2017

Dodgeville - Jerry Geisking, age 75 of Dodgeville, WI passed away unexpectedly on April 2nd, 2017 in the comfort of his home. He was born on May 17, 1941 to Harry and Lena Geisking in south central Indiana. He grew up there learning to appreciate hard work and dedication. Jerry later married the love of his life, Christie (Beckner) Geisking on June 23, 1961, and continued to enjoy 55 years...
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Alice I. Rosenberger

June 24, 1923 - March 29, 2017

Dodgeville – Alice Rosenberger, age 93, of Dodgeville, passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Upland Hills Health. She was born on June 24, 1923 in Milwaukee, a daughter of the late Reid and Irene (Morrow) Gibbon. She grew up on a farm near Rewey, Wisconsin and attended Willow Park country school, which was on the corner of the Gibbon farm. She graduated from Rewey High School in 1940...
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Helen Ruth Murn

December 25, 1928 - March 24, 2017

Dodgeville - Helen Ruth Murn, age 88 of Dodgeville, passed away on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville. She was the youngest of five, born on December 25, 1928 to Royal and Edna (Becker) Wappler of Palmyra, Wisconsin. She graduated from Palmyra High School in 1946 and spent most of her life as a homemaker. She loved to read and learn, and instilled that same love in...
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James R. Jacobson

November 14, 1933 - February 23, 2017

Dodgeville - James R. Jacobson, age 83 of Dodgeville, peacefully passed away after a short stay at Three Pillars nursing facility in Dousman, WI on February 23, 2017. He was born on November 14, 1933, a son of Harvey and Ella Jacobson. He graduated in 1952 from Cobb High School. James was married to Sandra (Gearhart) Jacobson, of Hopkinton, IA on November 21, 1959. James and his wife...
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Norma J. McCluskey

February 23, 1926 - February 21, 2017

Dodgeville – Norma Jean McCluskey, age 90, passed away peacefully at Upland Hills Nursing & Rehab Center on February 21, 2017. She was born on February 23, 1926, the daughter of John and Marion (Jackson) Adams. She graduated from Mineral Point High School in 1944. Norma married Don McCluskey on November 15, 1947 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Dodgeville and they celebrated 60 years of...
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Marilyn A. Hirsch

August 20, 1931 - February 20, 2017

Dodgeville - Marilyn Ann (Moore) Hirsch, age 85, of Dodgeville, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 with her loving husband Roger and family members at her side at Crest Ridge Memory Care in Dodgeville. Marilyn was born Aug. 20, 1931 at Garrison Grove Cheese Factory on Hwy. 191 between Dodgeville and Hollandale to Victor and Ruth (McIntosh) Moore. She graduated from...
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Ray G. Marmorstone

October 21, 1947 - February 14, 2017

Dodgeville - Ray G. Marmorstone, age 69, of Dodgeville, completed his earthly journey on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville. Ray was a warrior spirit, battling heart disease for 20 years. He was a man of great kindness, integrity, and dignity. Ray was born in Chicago, Ill., on Oct. 21, 1947, and was the son of Raymond and Patricia Marmorstone. He attended St. George...
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Corinne E. Kellogg

January 25, 1932 - February 12, 2017

Dodgeville - Corinne Elizabeth Kellogg (Roadway), age 85 passed away peacefully on, Sunday February 12, 2017 at Crest Ridge Assisted Living in Dodgeville, following a battle with Alzheimer's. She is survived by her sons Steven (Pam) Kellogg and Mark (Carina) Kellogg; grandchildren Eric Kellogg, Sarah Lehnartz, Nicole Nemecek, George McCutcheon, Vanessa Kellogg, and Keagan Kellogg; great...
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James L. Noble

October 10, 1944 - February 10, 2017

Hudson, Wisconsin - James LeRoy Noble, age 72, of Hudson, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 10, 2017 at Christian Community Home in Hudson, surrounded by his loving family. James was born on October 10, 1944 to John and Gladys (Larson) Noble in Dodgeville, WI. He attended Ridgeway High School and then immediately joined the US Army where he served with 5th Army Headquarters...
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Martha J. "Marti" Kelly

November 19, 1952 - January 29, 2017

Dodgeville – Martha J. "Marti" Kelly, age 64, of Dodgeville, passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville. She was born on November 19, 1952 in Cleveland, OH, a daughter of Carlyle and Olive Mae (Carroll) Beecher. She attended school in Hollandale. On December 30, 1970, she married Larry Kelly, Sr. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Dodgeville. Marti worked...
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Darlene M. Reilly

November 18, 1926 - January 27, 2017

Dodgeville – Darlene Reilly, age 90, of Dodgeville, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 27, 2017 after a brief illness. She was born November 18, 1926, the daughter of Leo, Sr. and Mildred (Heibel) Dochnahl. She graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1944. On October 12, 1946, Darlene married Bob Reilly at St. Joseph's Catholic Church and they were married 56 years until Bob's death...
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Bonnie B. Buckingham

July 12, 1931 - January 26, 2017

Dodgeville – Bonnie Belle Buckingham, age 85, of Dodgeville, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Upland Hills Nursing & Rehab Center. Bonnie was born July 12, 1931 in the Township of Dodgeville, a daughter of Rueben and Blanche (Jewell) Butteris. On September 12, 1948 she married Edger T. Buckingham in Dodgeville. She loved her family, cooking, baking, garage sales...
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Robert D. Thomas

May 16, 1928 - January 16, 2017

Dodgeville – Robert D. "Bob" Thomas, age 88, of Dodgeville, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2017 at Bloomfield Healthcare & Rehab Center. He was born on May 16, 1928 in Dodgeville, the son of the late Willie H. and Emily (Jones) Thomas. He graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1945 and served in the U.S. Army from 1951-53. On August 27, 1955, he married Twila Helgeson. Bob took...
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Patricia J. "Pat" Hanson

July 11, 1940 - January 13, 2017

Dodgeville / Fennimore - Patricia J. (Pat) Hanson, age 76, died peacefully on January 13, 2017 surrounded by family. She was currently residing at Good Samaritan Society in Fennimore, WI. Pat was born on July 11, 1940 to Frank and Helen (Love) Trainor. She grew up on a farm outside of Ridgeway with her nine brothers and sisters. She was married to the late Richard Hanson on August 1, 1956...
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Robert "Bob" Fleming

October 28, 1933 - December 21, 2016

Dodgeville - Robert "Bob" Lee Fleming, age 83, of Dodgeville, WI passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 21, 2016 at Upland Hills Hospital in Dodgeville, WI. Bob was born in Mountain Grove, Mo on October 28, 1933 to his parents Cleo and Bessie Fleming. Later in life his father married Georgia Holtzclaw. Bob lived in Missouri for a time, then moved to Iowa and worked at the University...
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Warren R. "Punk" Carley

July 3, 1951 - December 19, 2016

Dodgeville – Warren R. "Punk" Carley, age 65, of Dodgeville, passed away peacefully Monday, December 19, 2016. He was born on July 3, 1951 in Dodgeville, the son of Erving and Phyllis Carley. Punk married the love of his life, Cheri, on May 20, 1989. You could always count of Punk to be the life of the party. Whether, it was his famous one-liners or him singing and dancing to George...
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Owen E. Scullion

May 28, 1940 - December 19, 2016

Dodgeville – Owen E. Scullion, age 76, of Dodgeville, passed away on Monday, December 19, 2016 at UW Hospital, Madison with his loving family by his side. Owen was born on May 28, 1940 to his adored parents Ila Verena and Owen John Scullion from Dodgeville, WI. Owen was a strong and courageous man who faced many difficult challenges in his life beyond his 50s, though he met these...
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Mary Rita DeVoe

June 16, 1947 - November 22, 2016

Ridgeway – Mary Rita DeVoe, age 69, of Ridgeway, passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. Mary was born on June 16, 1947 in Dodgeville, the daughter of the late Wendell "Toad" and Mary Frances (Short) Moon. She graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1965, having attended her freshman year at Ridgeway High School. She worked for 36 years at Sub Zero...
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Lura Lindell Keene

October 8, 1945 - November 22, 2016

Ridgeway - Lura Lindell Keene, age 71, of Ridgeway, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at her home. Lindell was born on October 8, 1945 in Webster Springs, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Lambert and Wilma (Lee) Baughman. She graduated from Webster Springs High School. On July 10, 1966, she married Dick Keene of Ridgeway in Medina, Ohio and two days later moved to...
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Michael J. Jewell

December 21, 1955 - November 20, 2016

Dodgeville - Michael John Jewell, age 60, of Dodgeville, passed away unexpectedly on November 20, 2016 at his home. Mike was born in Dodgeville on December 21, 1955, son of the late John (Jack) C. and Donna J. Jewell. He had a passion for golf which he shared with his parents and was a member of the Dodge-Point Country Club. He also shared his father's enjoyment of hunting and fishing. ...
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Stephen S. Wawrzyniakowski

January 28, 1990 - November 15, 2016

Milwaukee / Argyle - Stephen Scott Wawrzyniakowski, age 26, of Argyle, formerly of Milwaukee, WI, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on November 15, 2016. Stephen was born in Milwaukee, WI on January 28, 1990. After moving to multiple different cities throughout Wisconsin he had moved to Dodgeville where he met his wife in 2012. Stephen is remembered as a fun loving, caring, free spirit....
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Vernon M. Forseth

March 10, 1932 - October 27, 2016

Dodgeville – Vernon M. Forseth, age 84, of Dodgeville, passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at Bloomfield Nursing & Rehab Center. He was born on March 10, 1932 in Dodgeville, a son of the late Melvin and Azetta (Harms) Forseth. On July 3, 1951, he married Mary Louise Yager in Dodgeville. He worked as a farmer for most of his life and retired from Oscar Mayer after 28 years. He...
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Joey R. Hubbard

February 25, 1960 - October 26, 2016

Verona/Ridgeway – Joey R. Hubbard, age 56, of Verona, formerly of Ridgeway, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 due to health issues. He was born on February 25, 1960 in Dodgeville, a son of the late Herbert and JoAnn (Gust) Hubbard. He graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1978. He was employed for many years at the Verona School District. Joey's passion was...
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Ronald P. Gast

September 19, 1942 - October 19, 2016

Dodgeville – Ronald P. Gast, age 74, of Dodgeville, passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. He was born on September 19, 1942, the son of Reinhold and Vivian (Bethke) Gast. Ron graduated from Richland Center High School in 1961. He married his high school sweetheart, Janet Miller, on September 14, 1963. They share 53 wonderful years together. He...
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Thomas B. Hodgson

November 21, 1929 - October 15, 2016

Barneveld – Thomas B. Hodgson, age 86, of Barneveld, passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Upland Hills Nursing & Rehab Center. Tom was born on November 21, 1929 in Redfield, South Dakota to Benjamin and Marguerite Hodgson. In 1936, his family moved to the Arena area, where he graduated from Arena High School and was a proud member of the football team, who were Tri-County League...
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Lillian D. Nye

April 9, 1925 - October 13, 2016

Dodgeville - Lillian D. Nye, age 91, of Dodgeville, passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Upland Hills Nursing & Rehab Center. Lillian was born during The Great Depression in Fennimore, WI on April 9, 1925, a daughter of the late William and Emma (Fisher) Maso. This taught her to make the best of everything she had, which at times was very little. Her greatest enjoyment was time spent...
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Alice Faull

October 19, 1924 - October 9, 2016

Linden - Alice Baker Faull, age 91, of Linden, passed away on Sunday, October 9, 2016. She was born to George W. and Jennie E. (Chatt) Baker on October 19, 1924 in Little Falls Township, Monroe County, Wisconsin. On June 7, 1947 she married Tyrus R. (Bud) Faull at the Methodist Church in Linden, WI with Dalen and Geraldine (Faull) Rickard by their side. Together Alice and Bud decided to keep...
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Royce C. Reukauf

August 30, 1941 - September 26, 2016

Dodgeville, WI – Royce Charles Reukauf, age 75, of Dodgeville, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 26, 2016, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Royce was born on August 30, 1941 in Mt. Hope, Wisconsin to Karl and Edna Reukauf. He was the third of six children, was raised in the Mt. Hope area and he graduated from Fennimore High School. He attended the University of...
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Ronald R. Bilse

April 12, 1952 - September 8, 2016

Barneveld – Ronald R. Bilse, age 64, of Barneveld, passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Meriter Hospital in Madison. He was born on April 12, 1952 in Dodgeville, a son of the late Elmo and Berniece (Jones) Bilse. He graduated from Barneveld High School in 1970. On July 14, 1984, he married Nancy Metcalf at Middlebury Church. Ron was a lifetime famer, living and working as a 3rd...
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Loren C. Polkinghorn

May 2, 1953 - September 2, 2016

Dodgeville – Loren C. Polkinghorn, age 63, of Dodgeville, died on Friday, September 2, 2016 from cancer. He was born on May 2, 1953 in Dodgeville, a son of Leonard and Geneva (Buckingham) Polkinghorn. He was a 1971 graduate of Dodgeville High School and from U.W. – Madison in 1973. He married Kathleen Sullivan on May 18, 1973. Loren worked in construction and as an Ag Mechanic. In...
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Steven J. Stapleton

July 22, 1971 - August 17, 2016

Dodgeville – Steven J. Stapleton, age 45, of Dodgeville, died on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at his home. He was born on July 22, 1971 in Dodgeville, a son of the late Leo and Alyce (Butteris) Stapleton. He attended Dodgeville Schools. Steven loved operating large construction equipment. He was able to use his skills while working at G.A Watson, Hammersley Stone, Gullickson trucking, and...
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Dale Theobald

July 23, 1928 - August 16, 2016

Barneveld – The life of Edwin Dale Theobald, age 88, began on July 23, 1928 at the farm on Mill Dam Road, Barneveld, where he died on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, where he lived his entire life. Dale was a lifelong farmer, milking cows and raising beef and crops. On June 26, 1960, he married Arlene Maurer at Swiss UCC in New Glarus. They raised two children, Jane and Mike. Dale was...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Wieland

January 19, 1933 - August 16, 2016

Dodgeville – Elizabeth "Betty" Wieland, age 83, of Dodgeville, passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at Ingleside Manor in Mt. Horeb. She was the 8th child of 13 born to Orville and Florence (Abbott) Lee. Betty worked for many years at the Swiss Miss Lace Factory in New Glarus. In 1959, she married Walter Wieland. She worked alongside Walt in running the Wieland Cheese Factory until...
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Harold Wm. "Bill" Hill

December 23, 1939 - July 23, 2016

Dodgeville – Harold William "Bill" Hill, age 76, of Dodgeville, died unexpectedly on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at his home. Bill was born on December 23, 1939 in Liberty Township, Grant County, a son of the late Harold and Beulah (Ferris) Hill. On April 13, 1963, He married Patricia Colson at Peace Lutheran Church in Cobb. Bill farmed for a while in the area and moved his family to Madison,...
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Cecil Paul Sickels

August 4, 1930 - July 23, 2016

Barneveld - Cecil Paul Sickels, loving husband, father, grandpa and great grandpa passed away on July 23, 2016 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Cecil was born on August 4, 1930 in Fayette County, Iowa. His goal was to celebrate his 86th birthday, to which he was just a few days short. Cecil was a hardworking man who held many careers throughout his life. He loved...
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Wayne E. Paull

May 31, 1928 - July 21, 2016

Ridgeway – Wayne E. Paull, age 88, of Ridgeway, died on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at Sienna Crest in Dodgeville. He was born on May 31, 1928 in Dodgeville, a son of the late Earl and Annie (Fitzsimmons) Paull. He graduated from Ridgeway High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. On October 29, 1955, he married Elvira Clark at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Wonewoc. She...
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Marie L. Wenger-Rowe

December 15, 1918 - June 24, 2016

Dodgeville - Marie L. Wenger-Rowe age 97 ½ years, passed away on Friday, June 24, 2016. Marie was the oldest child of Edward and Mildred (Cutler) McIntosh. She was born on December 15, 1918 in the Dodgeville Township. On February 15, 1936 she joined hands in marriage to Oscar A. Wenger. Oscar preceded her in death on May 30, 1982. Marie and Oscar raised seven children in various...
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Michael F. Leuthold

May 20, 1955 - June 23, 2016

Mineral Point / Wauzeka – Michael F. Leuthold, age 61, of Wauzeka, formerly of Mineral Point, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Orchard Manor in Lancaster. He was born on May 20, 1955 in Iowa County. Michael was the son of late Alfred and Nelda Leuthold and was raised on the family farm located just outside of Waldwick WI. Mike graduated from Mineral Point High School in 1975. He...
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Kathryn A. "Kay" Fargo

August 9, 1945 - June 1, 2016

Barneveld - Kathryn A. Fargo, age 70, of Barneveld was called home by Our Lord on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was at Agrace in Fitchburg and passed away peacefully with her family at her side. Kay was born on August 9, 1945 in Madison. She was the daughter of the late Eugene and Ann Marie (McGann) Callahan. She grew up in Barneveld and graduated from...
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Betty J. Dougherty

January 7, 1926 - May 27, 2016

Betty J. Dougherty, age 90, of Ridgeway, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2016 at Bloomfield Healthcare and Rehab Center in Dodgeville. Elizabeth (Betty) Jane was born January 7, 1926 in the Township of Perry, Mt. Horeb, WI to Lawrence and Stella (Sutter) Keller. Betty was united in marriage to DuWayne Dougherty on August 8, 1944 at St. Andrews Catholic Church, Verona. In 1997 Betty retired...
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Eugene R. Gilbertson

June 21, 1933 - May 22, 2016

Dodgeville - Eugene R. Gilbertson, age 82 of Dodgeville, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at Crestridge Assisted Living surrounded by loving family. Gene was born on June 21, 1933 in Dodgeville, the son of Ruben and Isabell Gilbertson. He graduated from Barneveld High School in 1951. Gene was a proud veteran and served in the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion and the...
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Brianna Rose Walczak

August 10, 1987 - May 12, 2016

Dodgeville - Brianna Rose Walczak, 28, of Dodgeville, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 12, 2016. Brianna was born August 10, 1987, in Janesville, WI. She graduated from Dodgeville High School in 2005 and Edgewood College School of Nursing in 2012. She was currently employed at St. Mary's in the Medical ICU, doing what she loved. She was a beautiful, passionate young woman who...
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Kathy A. King

February 9, 1952 - May 6, 2016

Arena – Kathy A. King, age 64, of Arena, passed away on Friday, May 6, 2016 at her home. She was born on February 9, 1952 in Dodgeville, a daughter of Clarence and Joyce (Allen) Grundy. On May 9, 1970, she married Gary King in Dodgeville. Kathy is survived by her husband Gary; her mother Joyce Grundy; her children Angela (Chad) Mason, Joyce (Clayton) Mason, Crystal King, Daniel (Sunny)...
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Austin S. Merrison

March 16, 1994 - May 4, 2016

Dodgeville - Austin S. Merrison, age 22 of Dodgeville, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 of substance abuse. He was born March 16, 1994 to Tammy Pohle Miller and Dennis Merrison. Austin was a very upbeat and happy young man that could cheer anyone up. He is known for his musical talents and comical nature. He will be greatly missed by every heart he touched. Austin is survived by...
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Henry C. Brennan

June 22, 1921 - April 24, 2016

Dodgeville - Henry C. Brennan, age 94, of Dodgeville, died on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Upland Hills Nursing and Rehab Center, surrounded by his loving family. Henry was born on June 22, 1921, in Dodgeville, the son of Matt and Myrtle (Crook) Brennan. He went to Furnace Ridge Grade School and Dodgeville High School. He married Mary Wagner on May 13, 1961; she preceded him in death on...
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Harold D. "Possum" Nichols

November 11, 1931 - April 18, 2016

Ridgeway – Harold D. "Possum" Nichols, age 84, of Ridgeway, passed away on Monday, April 18, 2016 at Bloomfield Healthcare & Rehab Center from heart complications. Possum was born on November 11, 1931 in Arkansas, a son of Taylor and Ruth Nichols. He was known as a great talker, a friendly person and good business man. He was well known to the people of Ridgeway and a generation of...
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Sharon J. (DeVoss) Morrison

March 27, 1945 - April 3, 2016

Verona - Sharon Jean (DeVoss) Morrison, age 71, of Verona, passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at Agrace Hospice facility in Fitchburg, WI. Sharon, the daughter of Fred and Lois DeVoss was born on March 27, 1945 at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids, IA. Sharon graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1963. She was united in marriage to her best friend Gerald Morrison on October 26, 1968...
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Charles W. "Bill" Singer

March 15, 1923 - March 24, 2016

Dodgeville - Charles W. (Bill) Singer, age 93, peacefully went home to the Lord on March 24, 2016. Bill, the son of Verda (Prideaux) and Charles Singer, was born in Dodgeville on March 15, 1923. Bill graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1941. Upon graduation he enlisted into the U.S. Army, where he was stationed in Saipan during WWII. After service he attended Loras College in Dubuque,...
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Steven C. Bomkamp

July 12, 1962 - March 23, 2016

Highland – Steven C. Bomkamp, age 53, of Highland, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville. He was born on July 12, 1962 in Colorado Springs, CO, a son of Lauren and Fay (Johnson) Bomkamp. He graduated from Verona High School and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Steven worked as a Postal Clerk for the U.S. Post Office in Madison for over 20...
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Helen M. Rundhaug

February 5, 1918 - March 22, 2016

Waunakee / Dodgeville – Helen Margaret (Lins) Rundhaug, age 98, of Waunakee, formerly of Dodgeville, passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at Waunakee Manor. She was born on February 5, 1918 in Spring Green, WI, the daughter of Joseph and Clara (Thering) Lins. Helen grew up on a dairy farm and graduated from Spring Green High School. She enjoyed living in Madison, working at St. Mary's...
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Brian P. "Gonnie" Borne

March 21, 1961 - March 16, 2016

Dodgeville – Brian P. "Gonnie" Borne, age 54, of Dodgeville, passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at his home after a brief, but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Brian was born on March 21, 1961 to Harry and Mildred (Hanko) Borne. He married Beth Olson on November 21, 2009. He graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1979, and has been employed at Lands' End in Dodgeville...
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The Honorable William D. Dyke

April 25, 1930 - March 10, 2016

Dodgeville - William D. "Bill" Dyke, age 85, Circuit Court Judge of Iowa County, died of cancer on Thursday, March 10, 2016, at Bloomfield Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Dodgeville. A celebration of Bill's life will be held at HIDDEN VALLEY COMMUNITY CHURCH, 605 N. Bennett Road, Dodgeville on Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. with a service at 1:00 p.m. Judge Dyke's...
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Margaret M. Hirsch

September 3, 1923 - March 10, 2016

Dodgeville - Margaret M. Hirsch, age 92, of Dodgeville passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison surrounded by her beloved family. She was born on September 3, 1923, in rural Lancaster, Wisconsin, the daughter of Arthur and Mary (Callahan) Langmeier. She married her sweetheart, Leonard Hirsch, in Meridian, Mississippi on January 10, 1943, just prior to...
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Lucille M. Bjorge

November 14, 1920 - March 9, 2016

Ridgeway – Lucille Marion Bjorge, age 95, of Ridgeway, passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Upland Hills Nursing & Rehab Center in Dodgeville. She was born on November 14, 1920 in the Town of LaGrange near Whitewater, Wisconsin, a daughter of Frank and Serena (Branfort) Harris. She graduated from Whitewater High School and worked at a factory that was making parts for World War II. On...
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Charlene A. Dodge

December 22, 1940 - February 15, 2016

Dodgeville - Charlene A. (Heiser) Dodge, age 75, of Dodgeville, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 15, 2016 at Uplands Hills Health, Dodgeville. She was born on December 22, 1940 in Richland Center Wisconsin, a daughter to the late Leonard and Hilda Heiser. She graduated from St Luke's Catholic School in 1958. On February 16, 1963 she married Richard (Dick) Dodge at St Luke's...
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Marguerite M. Kraus

January 3, 1926 - January 24, 2016

Dodgeville – Marguerite Mary (Meudt) Kraus, age 90, of Dodgeville, peacefully completed her life's journey on Sunday, January 24, 2016, surrounded by her family. Marguerite was born on January 3, 1926 in Dodgeville to Frank and Leona (Otter) Meudt. On August 6, 1947, she was united in marriage to Joseph Kraus at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dodgeville. Marguerite had many gifts and...
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June E. Hubbard

June 27, 1927 - January 14, 2016

Belvidere, IL/Ridgeway, WI – June E. Hubbard, age 88, of Belvidere, formerly of Ridgeway, WI, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 14, 2016, surrounded by loving family. June was born on June 27, 1927 in Elvaston, Illinois to August and Eva Wipff. She married Kenneth "Keith" Hubbard, of Ridgeway, on June 5, 1949. Together they were founding pastors of the Dodgeville Bible Church,...
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Gladys R. Thuli

December 27, 1931 - January 13, 2016

Dodgeville - Gladys Rose (Anderegg) Thuli, age 84, of Dodgeville, passed away peacefully in the company of family on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at the Upland Hills Nursing & Rehab Center in Dodgeville. She was born on December 27, 1931, in Monroe Wisconsin, the daughter of the late Arnold and Rose (Abplanalp) Anderegg. In the late 1930's her family moved to Barneveld, where her parents were...
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Dollie I. Roh

April 3, 1920 - January 11, 2016

Dodgeville - Dollie Iola Roh , age 95, of Dodgeville, passed away on January 11, 2016 at Upland Hills surrounded by her family after a brief illness. Dollie was born on April 3, 1920 in Clifton Township, the daughter of George and Frances Wisdom. She was united in marriage on September 20, 1941 to Edward Roh at St Bernard's Catholic Church in Madison, WI. Following her marriage, she...
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Richard Frank Bawden

June 20, 1914 - January 6, 2016

Rogers, MN - Richard Frank Bawden, born in June of 1914 passed away at the age of 101 on Wednesday, January 6, 2016. He was born on a 320 acre farm in southwestern Wisconsin to two teachers and was the next to youngest of 6 children. He graduated from Arena High School in 1931, worked for two years on the farm and then entered the University of Wisconsin in 1933. He received his B.S. in Education...
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