Our Obituaries

Mary T. Trulen

February 19, 1921 - September 5, 2018

Dodgeville – Mary T. Trulen, age 97, of Dodgeville, passed away on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at her home. Mary was born on February 19, 1921 in Waukesha, Wisconsin, a daughter of John and Lilah (Reindl) Kieffer. She attended St. Boniface Parochial School and graduated from Kiel High School. She then attended Manitowoc Business School for 1 year. After moving to Dodgeville, Mary worked...
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Gregory W. Gorgen

June 7, 1939 - September 1, 2018

Gorgen, Gregory W. Mineral Point - Gregory W. "Big G" Gorgen, age 79, of Mineral Point, died on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville. He was born on June 7, 1939 in Dodgeville, a son of the late William P. and Gladys (Laverty) Gorgen. He graduated from Mineral Point High School in 1957 and attended the University of Notre Dame for 2 years. He then enlisted in the...
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Marion Mildred Walsh

July 14, 1928 - July 4, 2018

Marion Mildred Walsh, age 89, of Mineral Point, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at Sienna Crest Assisted Living in Mineral Point after a brief illness. She was born on July 14, 1928, the daughter of Edward and Helene (Heibel) McCluskey. She graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1945 and married Bernard J. Walsh on Oct. 15, 1952. They farmed on a century farm in Waldwick...
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Derik Joseph Cree

June 29, 2018

Mineral Point – Derik Joseph Cree, 18 month old son of Derik M. and Kelsey (Arens) Cree, died unexpectedly on Friday, June 29, 2018 at his home. Derik is survived by his parents; his sister Natalie; his paternal grandparents Derik (Linda) Cree and Barb (Tim Mumm) Hildreth; his maternal grandmother Melissa Butler; his uncles and aunt Jeff (Tanya) Eastman, Jodi (Jay) Fingerson, Josh (John)...
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Thomas Berthold Mielke,

October 3, 1938 - June 16, 2018

Mielke, Thomas B. Mineral Point – Thomas Berthold Mielke, age 79, of Mineral Point, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville, after struggling with respiratory issues. Tom was born on October 3, 1938 in New Ulm, MN to Reinhold and Ruth Mielke. Tom was the middle child of three children, older brother David (Ellen) and younger sister...
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Sharon Kay Sullivan

May 25, 1948 - May 19, 2018

Mineral Point - Sharon Kay Sullivan left us on Saturday, May 19, 2018, with her husband by her side and after a long battle with cancer. Kermit and Margaret (Cleary) Hanson welcomed Sharon on May 25, 1948, as their first child, in Dodgeville, Wisconsin. Sharon married James Earl Sullivan on October 28, 1967 at St. Paul's in Mineral Point, Wisconsin residing in Dodgeville, WI and later...
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James "Jim" Johnson

July 1, 1932 - May 13, 2018

Mineral Point - James E. Johnson (Jim), age 85, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, May 13, 2018, from complications related to a fall he suffered in January, 2018. Jim was born on July 1, 1932 in Dodgeville, WI to Fred and LaVera Johnson and was one of ten children. Jim graduated from Mineral Point High School in 1951 and attended Mining school before joining the United...
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Dorothy M. "Dee" Pittz

April 29, 1929 - May 9, 2018

Platteville/Mineral Point - Dorothy Margaret (Dee) Pittz, age 89, of Platteville, formerly on Mineral Point, passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 after an extended stay at Manor Care in Platteville, WI. She was born on April 29, 1929 to Lauretta Gertrude (Palzkill) and William Albert Pittz in Mineral Point, WI. After high school, she worked at Ring's and Ground Round in Dubuque. Growing...
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Mary Katherine Cenite

April 16, 1925 - May 8, 2018

Mineral Point - Mary K. Cenite, age 93, of Mineral Point passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Atrium Post Acute Care in Mineral Point. She was born on April 16, 1925 in Hollandale the daughter of Joseph and Della (Cathers) McGinnity. She attended Woodlawn school in Iowa County and later graduated from Hollandale High School in 1943. Mary graduated from Platteville State Teachers...
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Reta Lou Brown

November 19, 1947 - May 7, 2018

Mineral Point / Port Washington - Reta Lou Brown, age 70, of Port Washington, formerly on Mineral Point, loving mother and devoted grandmother passed away at age 70. Reta was born in 1947 to Fred and Evangeline Reber. She received her Bachelor's degree from University of Wisconsin-Platteville. In 1967, she married William Paul Brown. They raised two sons, Mike and Rob. She worked in the...
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Jerry L. Dolphin

August 9, 1937 - May 5, 2018

Mineral Point - Jerry Lee Dolphin, age 80, of Mineral Point left this world but not our hearts on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Bloomfield Manor Care Nursing Home. Jerry was born August 9, 1937 in Platteville, WI. Jerry graduated from Platteville High School and then joined the Air Force in December of 1956. He married Brigitte Schuh on July 3, 1959. They settled in Mineral Point in October...
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Thomas Ray Christensen

August 4, 1947 - April 23, 2018

Mineral Point - Thomas Ray Christensen, age 70, passed away on Monday, April 23, 2018 doing one of the things he loved most – yard work at his mother's home in Darlington, WI. "Tom C. grew up in an agribusiness family and spent the greatest part of his childhood in the enchanting woods above and thick brambles along the muddy Pecatonica River. Rugged rock outcroppings, signatures of this...
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Ardis Fern Miller Clark

March 30, 1925 - April 18, 2018

Mineral Point - Ardis Fern Miller Clark, age 93, of Mineral Point, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Sienna Crest in Mineral Point, WI. Ardis was born on March 30, 1925 in Linden Township to Rolen and Louise (Jinkins) Miller. She was raised on a farm in Harker bottom and she graduated from Rewey High School in 1943. In 1946, she married Darrell (Bud) Clark. Together they raised two...
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Nona Chappell

June 7, 1928 - April 18, 2018

Mineral Point - Nona Belle Chappell, age 89, of Mineral Point passed away peacefully on April 18, 2018 at Ingleside Manor in Mount Horeb, WI. She was born on June 7, 1928, the daughter of Homer and Lelia (Davis) Kendall of Waldwick. She attended school at Plum Grove and Waldwick, graduating from Mineral Point High School in 1945. On June 13, 1946, Nona married Stephen Eugene "Bill"...
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Anna M. Bartnik

June 27, 1953 - April 16, 2018

Mineral Point - Anna Marie Bartnik, age 64 of Mineral Point passed away peacefully on Monday, April 16, 2018 at her home. She was born in Milwaukee, WI on June 27, 1953, the daughter of Eugene and Eva (Harris) Thomas. She married Michael Bartnik on April 7, 1973 in Milwaukee and worked as a Registered Nurse. Anna was a professional eBay shopper and a master Facebook user. She loved her...
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Jean M. Dochnahl

October 10, 1952 - April 11, 2018

Mineral Point - Jean M. (Griffiths) Dochnahl, age 65 of Mineral Point passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Jean was born in Dodgeville to Sylvester "Sleep" Griffiths and Ruth (Bilkey) Griffiths on October 10, 1952. She was a 1970 Graduate of Dodgeville High School. Jean married Gary R. Dochnahl on June 19, 1971 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Dodgeville, WI. Together they raised three...
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Jeanette H. Reisen

August 19, 1926 - March 14, 2018

Kansas City, MO / Linden – Jeanette H. Fine Reisen, age 91, of Kansas City, MO, formerly of Linden, passed away on March 14, 2018 at Independence Manor. She was born on August 19, 1926 in Linden, Wisconsin, a daughter of Frank and Lydia Fine. She married Melvin Reisen on May 12, 1944 in Racine, Wisconsin. Jeanette was a housewife. She is survived by her daughter Linda (Mitchell)...
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Betty J. Schmit

April 20, 1922 - March 2, 2018

Mineral Point - Betty Schmit, age 95, of Mineral Point passed away peacefully on Friday, March 2, 2018 at Upland Hills Nursing & Rehab Center in Dodgeville. She was born on April 20, 1922 the daughter of William and Fern (Greenwood) Vivian. She graduated from Mineral Point High School in 1941. In 1952, Betty married Raymond "Dutch" Schmit. She worked at Burgess Battery, General Telephone...
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Jeremy "Whit" Whitford

September 4, 1976 - February 13, 2018

Verona / Mineral Point - Jeremy K. "Whit" Whitford, age 41, of Verona and formerly of Mineral Point passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 from complications of his heart. He was born on September 4, 1976 the son of Laura and Kevin. He graduated from Mineral Point High School in 1995 with High Honors. He moved to California for 5 years where he enjoyed life to it's fullest. He moved...
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Mervin Martie

August 30, 1939 - February 4, 2018

Waldwick - Mervin Martie, age 78, of Waldwick passed away on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at his home. He was born near Postville, Iowa on August 30, 1939 the son of Merlin and Marge (Christianson) Martie. He married Fritzie Steuri on October 7, 1960. He farmed in Iowa for several years. He worked as a cheese maker and hauled milk for Waldwick Cheese Factory and eventually hauled milk for the...
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Cletus Luke Hying

October 18, 1923 - January 23, 2018

Dodgeville / Mineral Point - Cletus Luke Hying, age 94, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. His life began on October 18, 1923, as the eighth of ten children born to Joseph and Lena (Kreul) Hying at their Oak Ridge farm in Richland County, Wisconsin. Cletus graduated in 1941 from St. John the Baptist Catholic High School in Muscoda. After graduation, he began to work as a...
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Beverly "Bev" White

November 17, 1934 - January 11, 2018

Mineral Point - Beverly Joan White, age 83, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018. Beverly was born to Elmer and Helen Johnson on November 17, 1934 in Mifflin, WI. On August 21, 1954, Beverly wed Richard G. White of Waldwick, WI. Beverly was a wife, mother, sister, aunt, neighbor and dear friend. She and Richard were members of the Somerset card club for 60 years. She was also a member...
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Robert "Bob" Gribble

October 19, 1954 - January 9, 2018

Madison / Mineral Point - Robert (Bob) Gribble, age 63, formerly of Mineral Point passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg after suffering a stroke. He was born on October 19, 1954 the son of Gilbert and Mabel Jayne (Terrill) Gribble. He is survived by his parents Gilbert and Mabel, a sister Debbie (Ben) Woodbury, a brother Richard (Beth) Gribble...
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Myron D. "Myke" Bergenske

May 30, 1937 - December 29, 2017

Mineral Point - Myron Daniel (Myke) Bergenske passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017 at Bloomfield Manor. He was born in Madison, WI on May 30, 1937 the son of Gordon and Sarah (Beaver) Bergenske. As a young man he attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He studied Astrophysics and taught Astronomy in the early 1960's. When he left the university he opened a stamp and coin...
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William R. "Bill" Ludlum

March 30, 1953 - December 25, 2017

Mineral Point - William Ludlum, age 64, of Mineral Point, passed away Monday, December 25, 2017 surrounded by family and loved ones during his brief illness at his home. William R. Ludlum was born on March 30, 1953 the son of Willard J. Ludlum and Agnes J. (Palzkill) Ludlum in Willow Springs Township. He attended Parkinson School and St. Mary's School before graduating from Mineral Point High...
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Arlene Wynona Nelson

April 26, 1924 - December 25, 2017

Mineral Point - Arlene W "Wynona" Nelson, age 93 of Mineral Point, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 25, 2017, at Bloomfield Manor after a brief illness. She was born on April 26, 1924, the daughter of Aldro and Alvina Reed. She attended various country school houses in the Pine Knob/Highland area. As a young woman she assisted various families with many household tasks. She...
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Everett Harold "Bud" Buss

December 18, 1926 - December 24, 2017

Belmont - Everett Harold "Bud" Buss, age 91, of Belmont passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 24, 2017 at Manor Care in Platteville. He was born on December 18, 1926 in Kendall township the son of William and Mayme (Perry) Buss. He graduated from Mineral Point High School in 1944. He married Florence "Bobbie" Adams on August 16, 1947 and she preceded him in death on October 25, 2001. ...
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Lucille E. Gorgen

September 18, 1914 - December 18, 2017

Fairmont, MN / Mineral Point – Fairmont, Minnesota / Mineral Point - Lucille E. Gorgen, age 103, of Fairmont, MN, formerly of Mineral Point, passed away Monday morning, December 18, 2017, at the Lakeview Methodist Health Care Center. Lucille Eisenbarger Gorgen was born September 18, 1914 in Martin County to Hallie and Maude (Mason) Bullard. She graduated from Granada High School and took...
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Joann H. Berg

August 3, 1946 - December 11, 2017

Mineral Point - Joann H. Berg, age 71, of Dodgeville passed away peacefully on Monday, December 11, 2017 at Atrium Post Acute Care in Mineral Point. Joann Berg's 71 years were rich with pastimes; intellectual, artistic, and civic engagement; and the love of family and friends. She was born Joann Helen Sydow on August 3, 1946, in Carlsbad, New Mexico, the fifth of seven children born to...
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Richard O. "Dick" Cushman

August 2, 1938 - November 16, 2017

Mt. Horeb – Richard "Dick" Oren Cushman, age 79 of Mt. Horeb, passed away on November 16, 2017 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. He was born on August 2, 1938 in Mineral Point, the son of the late Robert and Izro (Pickett) Cushman. Dick grew up in the Mineral Point area where he met his loving wife of 58 years Sharon Conwell. Dick loved to travel with his wife in their 5th wheel to Texas...
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Russell F. Krase

April 22, 1939 - November 5, 2017

Mineral Point – Russell F. Krase, age 78, of Mineral Point, passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2017. He was born April 22, 1939 in Chicago, IL to Fred and Grace Krase. He attended Fenton Community High School in Bensenville, IL where he met the love of his life, Gayle (Smeja). He graduated in 1957 before attending Elmhurst College where he earned his Bachelor of Science and obtained his...
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Margaret M. Griffiths-Roberts

March 28, 1923 - October 24, 2017

Mineral Point - Margaret M. Griffiths-Roberts, age 94, passed away on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Atrium Post Acute Care in Mineral Point after a long illness from cancer. She was born in Dodgeville on March 28, 1923 the daughter of Peter and Margaret (Jackson) Arndt. She married Roger "Red" Griffiths in September of 1941. They had five children; Ronald Griffiths - deceased, Gary (Linda)...
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Robert A. Flum

February 28, 1926 - October 3, 2017

Mineral Point – Robert A. Flum, age 91 of Mineral Point, died on October 3, 2017. He was born February 28, 1926 in Chicago to Philip and Margaret (Weber) Flum. He attended Taft High School in Chicago, enlisting in the Naval Air Corps during his senior year. Bob served in the US Navy for two and a half years during World War II. He received BS and MS degrees in Education from Northern...
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Alice R. Baker

April 28, 1922 - September 27, 2017

St. Charles, IL / Mineral Point - Alice Harriet Ridley Baker, age 95, formerly of Mineral Point, Wisconsin, passed away September 27, 2017 in St. Charles, Il where she and her husband, Merton, moved in 2005 to be closer to their children. The daughter and only child of Dr. and Mrs. S.R. Ridley, she was born in Dodgeville, WI on April 28, 1922. Educated in Mineral Point public schools, she...
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Barton Lee Swindall

July 28, 1925 - September 15, 2017

Mineral Point – Barton Lee Swindall, age 92, formerly of Mineral Point, Wisconsin passed away at King Veterans' Home in King, Wisconsin on Friday, September 15, 2017. He was born on July 28, 1925 in Danville, Illinois to Mathias Barton Swindall and Blanche Ethel [Culp] Swindall. He enlisted after high school graduation and served with the United States Marine Corps, 4th Marine Division ...
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George E. Conners

May 3, 1941 - September 5, 2017

Waldwick / Mineral Point - George E. Conners has gone to heaven to be with the lord on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. He was born on May 3, 1941. He proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1958-1961 where he met the love of his life, Geneva; they have been married 56 years. They had 4 children; son - Randy (Ellen), son- David (Cindy), daughter - Teri (Ralf), daughter - Robben (Doug), seven...
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Judith R. Godfrey

December 12, 1945 - September 2, 2017

Mineral Point – Judith "Judy" R. Godfrey, age 71, of Mineral Point passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at UW Hospital in Madison. She was born on December 12, 1945, the daughter of Kenneth and Jane (Marsh) Harker. She graduated from Mineral Point High School in 1964. Judy married David Godfrey on September 26, 1973 in Mineral Point and he preceded her in death in 1998. ...
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Marjorie Ann "Marge" Wahl

November 30, 1959 - August 22, 2017

Mineral Point – Marjorie "Marge" Ann Wahl, age 57, of Mineral Point, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. She was born November 30, 1959 in Dodgeville the daughter of Gilbert and Anna (Ruppert) Steffes. She was united in marriage to Myles Wahl on April 25, 1981 in Mineral Point, where together they raised "the twins" Mike and Mark, which were her pride and joy. She...
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Robert J. Regan

September 25, 1925 - July 30, 2017

Mineral Point - Robert J. (Bob) Regan, 91, of Mineral Point, died peacefully on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the Upland Hills Hospital in Dodgeville, surrounded by his loving family. His greatest joys were his family, helping others and his Catholic faith. Bob was born on September 24, 1925. He was the third son and fourth child of nine children born to James and Alice (DeMuth) Regan who were...
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Richard G. Kieler

January 9, 1947 - July 27, 2017

Mineral Point - Richard Gary "Rich" Kieler, age 70, of Mineral Point, passed away on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital surrounded by his loved ones. Rich proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Rich started his career as a lineman at Wisconsin Power & Light / Alliant Energy where he worked for over 20 years. He enjoyed spending...
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Dellamae Stude

February 12, 1936 - July 23, 2017

Madison / Mineral Point - Dellamae Stude, age 81, of Madison and formerly of Mineral Point passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 23, 2017 in Madison. Dellamae was born on February 12, 1936, the daughter of Howard and Elizabeth (Richards) Hildreth. She was united in marriage to Joseph N. Stude in April of 1955 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mineral Point. He preceded her in death in...
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Joan P. Carey

October 8, 1940 - July 18, 2017

Mineral Point - Joan Patricia Carey, age 76, triumphantly entered the Kingdom of Heaven on July 18, 2017, surrounded by members of her family. Joan was the ninth of twelve children born on the family farm in Truman, WI on October 8, 1940, the daughter of Ben and Mary (McKeon) O'Brien. She attended elementary school in Truman and graduated from Darlington High School in 1958. On April 11,...
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Wayne Carl Berg

November 26, 1942 - July 8, 2017

Mineral Point - Wayne Carl Berg, age 74, of Lost Grove, Wisconsin, died Saturday, July 8, 2017 after losing his battle with COPD. He was born in Dodgeville, WI on November 26, 1942 to Carl Raymond and Margaret Dorothy Berg. After graduating from high school in 1960, Wayne joined the U.S. Navy where he served our country for three years. After leaving the Navy, Wayne worked as a carpenter...
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Richard Vaverek

August 9, 1935 - July 8, 2017

Mineral Point - Richard Vaverek, age 81, passed away peacefully at the Agrace Hospice Center in Madison Wisconsin on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Richard was born on August 9, 1935, a son of Alfred and Martha (Wrobleski) Vaverek. He served 2 tours of duty overseas as an Army medic. He was an avid reader with a love for collecting coins. Richard was a resident of Mineral Point since his...
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Rusty Colin

July 12, 1979 - June 14, 2017

Livingston - Rusty Colin, age 37, of Livingston died unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Rusty is survived by his mother Laura Colin of Mineral Point; his fiancé, Stacy Esser; children, Carlee, Theresa, Trysten, Trianna, Treven, Trinity, Rylan, Destany, Aubry, and Jayson all of Livingston; his siblings, Sandy, Tony, Russell, and Kathy. He is preceded in death by father John Colin ...
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Rita Agnes Kieffer

January 6, 1927 - May 23, 2017

Mineral Point – Rita Agnes Kieffer, age 90, of Mineral Point, passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville. She was born on January 6, 1927, the daughter of Edward and Catherine (Schmit) Kieffer. She was the youngest of four children. Her siblings were Edward, Mary Schmieder, Father Lawrence Kieffer. In her early years she attended school in Mineral Point...
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Elizabeth Mae James

May 10, 1924 - May 23, 2017

Mineral Point – Elizabeth (Mae) James, age 93, of Mineral Point, passed away on Tuesday, May, 23, 2017, at the Uplands Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dodgeville surrounded by her loving family. Mae was born to Edwin and Clara (Mickelson) Roethlisberger on May 10, 1924, at home in Barneveld. She was raised on their dairy farm and attended all 12 years of school in Barneveld,...
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Paul F. Hildreth

April 22, 1961 - May 19, 2017

Mineral Point - Paul F. Hildreth, age 56 of Mineral Point, Wi died peacefully at his home on Friday, May 19, 2017. Paul was born on April 22, 1961 to the loving George and Joan Hildreth who preceded him in death. Paul is survived by his beloved wife Linda Merkes who was the love of his life since 1982 and two loving children Tiffany and Paul (Carissa) who he would drop everything just to help...
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Jeannine A. Walsh

January 4, 1936 - May 13, 2017

Mineral Point - Jeannine A. Walsh, age 81, of Mineral Point passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at her home. Jeannine was born on January 4, 1936, the daughter of David and Ann (Ryan) Evans. She graduated from Ridgeway High School in 1954. On June 19, 1956, she was united in marriage to Gerald Walsh at St. Bridget's Catholic Church in Ridgeway, WI. Together they created Walsh...
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Donald M. Hawkins

October 15, 1921 - March 29, 2017

Mineral Point - Donald Mathew Hawkins, age 95, passed away peacefully at Agrace HospiceCare on Wednesday March 29, 2017. He was born on October 15, 1921 on the family farm in Hammond, WI, the second of Matt and Elva (Keating) Hawkins' six children. He graduated from Hammond High School in 1939 and began attending UW – River Falls. He served as a First Lieutenant in the US Army during WWII...
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Yvonne Joy Danhouser

August 16, 1937 - March 29, 2017

Mineral Point - Yvonne Joy Danhouser (Dischler) age 79, of Mineral Point passed peacefully on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. She was reunited with the love of her life David Carl Danhouser in heaven. Yvonne had a long struggle with Parkinson's and Dementia. Yvonne was born on August 16, 1937 the daughter of Bryda and Jack Dischler from Hyde, WI. She attended a one room schoolhouse named...
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Judith M. Moebius Toycen

January 28, 1937 - March 20, 2017

Mineral Point – Judith M. Moebius Toycen, age 80, of Mineral Point, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017 at Upland Hills Health. She is survived by her daughter Paula Moebius of Mineral Point. Per Judith's wishes, there will be no formal services.
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James Schaaf

January 4, 1935 - March 12, 2017

Brookfield / Mineral Point – James Schaaf, age 82, of Brookfield, formerly of Mineral Point, passed away on Sunday, March 13, 2017 due to complications of COPD and cancer. He was the 5th child of Josephine and Matt Schaaf, of Mineral Point, WI. He was preceded in death by his parents, his 3 brothers, Harold, Robert (Margie), Bernard (Jane) and his sister Margaret (Keith) Kummer. Jim...
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David M. Barwick

October 10, 1958 - March 12, 2017

Mineral Point - David "Dave" M. Barwick, age 58, of Mineral Point, passed away peacefully at home, Sunday March 12, 2017. He was born in Wausau, October 10, 1958 to William and Carol Barwick of Weston. Dave married Sibylle (Hagner-McEachen) on October 7, 1983. He was a FileMaker developer. He is survived by his wife Sibylle; his step-son Joshua McEachen of Madison; granddaughter...
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Charlene L. Johnston

August 14, 1927 - March 10, 2017

Mineral Point- Charlene Lavine Johnston, age 89, of Mineral Point passed away on Friday, March 10, 2017 at Atrium Post Acute Care in Mineral Point. She was born on August 14, 1927 the daughter of William and Nellie (Meehan) Schemehorn in Shullsburg, WI. Charlene grew up in Riverside, WI and later lived in Milwaukee before settling down in Mineral Point for the rest of her life. She worked...
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Thomas H. Harford

November 1, 1944 - March 5, 2017

Mineral Point - Thomas Hendrickson Harford, age 72, of Mineral Point, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, March 5, 2017. Tom was born on November 1, 1944, to Willard and Madeline Harford. Tom lived his entire life in Mineral Point, Wisconsin on his family farm. He was an industrious and talented craftsman who worked in the construction industry and as a skilled mechanic. He retired...
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Ann Tibbits

November 19, 1912 - March 1, 2017

Mineral Point - Ann Pilling Tibbits, age 104, passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Sienna Meadows in Mineral Point. She was born on November 19, 1912 in Barreltown, Iowa County WI, the daughter of Peter and Caroline (Jungers) Kieffer. She was the second child in a family of ten children. Ann married Henry Pilling in January of 1934. Together they had eleven children. Henry died in...
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John R. Polkinghorn

December 27, 1963 - February 21, 2017

Mineral Point - John Robert Polkinghorn, age 53, of Mineral Point passed away after a long illness on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at UW Hospital in Madison. He was born in Dodgeville on December 27, 1963 the son of Robert and Shirley (Huset) Polkinghorn. He was raised, educated and work for several farmers in the Mineral Point area. He became disabled in 2002. John is survived by his...
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Kirk U'Ren

November 15, 1979 - February 12, 2017

Mineral Point / Cottage Grove - We lost one of our best today. Kirk U'Ren, age 37, of Cottage Grove, formerly of Mineral Point, died on Sunday, February 12, 2017 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident, enroute to the UW Badger game with his cherished wife, Jenni. He was born November 15, 1979 to Ron and Geri (Palzkill) U'Ren. Kirk was raised and schooled in Mineral Point...
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Ellen White

September 6, 1917 - February 11, 2017

Janesville / Mineral Point - Ellen White, age 99, of Janesville and formerly of Mineral Point passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Guardian Angel Assisted Living in Janesville. She was born in Mineral Point on September 6, 1917, the daughter of Hugh and Myrtle (Paynter) Owens. She attended Mineral Point schools graduating from Mineral Point High School in 1935. She...
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Christopher Jon Ryan Perez

November 23, 1993 - January 27, 2017

Highland - Christopher Jon Ryan Perez passed away on January 27, 2017. His love for life and his love for those in his life will be forever missed. He is survived by his mother and step father, Robben and Douglas Kosharek of Highland, WI, his father Jose Perez of Mt. Horeb, WI and his brother Eryk Perez of Highland, WI, his half-brother Daniel Perez of Louisville, TX and his step brothers and...
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Lois Mae Sporle

November 11, 1926 - January 14, 2017

Mineral Point - Lois Mae Sporle, aged 90, died peacefully on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Atrium Post Acute Care, after a long struggle with Parkinson 's disease. Lois was born November 11, 1926, the daughter of William and Fern (Greenwood) Vivian. Lois thoroughly enjoyed exercising to Jack LaLanne, walking and working in her beautiful flower gardens. Lois graduated from Mineral Point...
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Ernest J. "Ernie" Buss

November 19, 1930 - January 14, 2017

Dodgeville / Mineral Point - Ernest "Ernie" J. Buss entered the world on November 19, 1930, at the family home in Kendall Township, and left on January 14, 2017, surrounded by family in Mineral Point. Daniel "Archie" and Evelyn (Schaaf) Buss welcomed him to the family along with siblings, Mary and Harold. He graduated from Mineral Point High School in 1949 and served in the US Army as a...
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Josephine R. Galle

September 2, 1918 - January 3, 2017

Mineral Point - Josephine R. Galle, age 98 of Mineral Point, passed away peacefully after a brief illness in the arms of her family while at Upland Hills Health on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Josephine was the eighth child of eleven, born to Mary (Valente') and Joseph Galle on September 2, 1918. She attended St. Mary's Catholic grade school, and graduated from Mineral Point High School....
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Shirley Bennett

July 3, 1947 - December 22, 2016

Mineral Point - Shirley Bennett, age 69, of Mineral Point, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 22, surrounded by her family. She was born on July 3, 1947 in Lancaster to Leo and June (Reed) Hahn, and was the eldest of six children. After graduating Lancaster High School in 1965, she was given two choices: to become a teacher or a nurse. She chose the latter and attended St. Mary's School...
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Richard G. White

January 13, 1926 - December 17, 2016

Mineral Point – Richard Gluise White, age 90, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Saturday, December 17, 2016. Richard was born to Richard Gluise and Fannie Evalena (James) White on Friday, January 13, 1926 at his maternal grandparents, Richard Dwight and Eva (Fitzsimmons) James' home in Greysville. On August 21, 1954, Richard wed Beverly Joan Johnson at the Peace...
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Harold E. "Mac" McGranahan

March 23, 1943 - December 13, 2016

Linden - Harold E. (Mac) McGranahan, age 73, of Linden, WI passed away on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at his home, after an extended illness. Harold was born on March 23, 1943, the second of two children to Vernon and Marcella (Johnson) McGranahan. He graduated from Iowa-Grant High School in 1961. Harold worked as an auto mechanic, including time at Hannah's "66" in Mineral Point. He began...
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Phyllis J. Bennett

July 26, 1926 - December 3, 2016

Mineral Point - Phyllis (Hermann) Bennett passed away peacefully on December 3, 2016 with her loving family by her side at Upland Hills Health Center, Dodgeville, WI. Mother was the oldest of four children born to Vernon and Corella (Peterson) Hermann on July 26, 1926, and was raised in Mt. Horeb, graduating in 1944. She spent much of her youth helping at her mother's well known establishment,...
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Donald L. "Hux" Huxtable

January 23, 1939 - November 26, 2016

Mineral Point - Donald L. Huxtable, "Hux", age 77, of Mineral Point, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, November 26, 2016 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison, surrounded by his family. Don was born on January 23, 1939 to Nelson and Viola (Hendrickson) Huxtable. He graduated from Mineral Point High School in 1957. Don married Joan Calvert on January 13, 1962 at The United Church of Christ in...
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Roland Lee Sardeson

November 12, 2016

Mineral Point - Roland Lee Sardeson, longtime resident of Mineral Point, born November 26, 1946, passed away November 12, 2016. These are his words: Since I have learned that obituary words are not cheap, I'd like to save my dough for charities. There will be a memorial party April 20, 2017, at Lind Pavilion, Mineral Point. I won't be there, but you'll have a good time. I refer you to my long...
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Duane E. Juedes

March 6, 1951 - October 23, 2016

Mineral Point - Duane E. Juedes, age 65, of Mineral Point passed away on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at Agrace HospiceCare of Fitchburg after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on March 6, 1951 in Merrill the son of Edwin and Helen (Cannon) Juedes. He graduated from Tomahawk High School. Duane married Bonnie Jones on August 18, 1973 at the Little Brown Church in Iowa. He worked for...
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John Stenson

May 8, 1926 - October 21, 2016

Mineral Point - John Stenson, age 90, of Mineral Point formerly of Evanston, Illinois, passed peacefully at Bloomfield Rehabilitation Center, Dodgeville, Wisconsin on Friday, October 21, 2016. He was born at home in Milwaukee, May 8, 1926 he was the third son of Margaret Ruth and Joseph F. H. Stenson. A graduate of Wauwatosa High School, in his senior year 1944, John placed second in the...
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Lloyd M. Heideman

December 20, 1927 - October 16, 2016

Mineral Point - Lloyd M. Heideman, age 88, of Mineral Point passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at Sienna Crest Assisted Living in Mineral Point. He was born on December 20, 1927 in Waupun the son of Ira and Emily (Johnson) Heideman. He moved to Mineral Point in 1977. He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother and sister-in-law Robert (Mary) Heideman Sr.. Lloyd...
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James H. Schweitzer

September 4, 1938 - October 12, 2016

Mineral Point - James H. Schweitzer, 78, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville after a long illness. He was born on September 4, 1938 the son of Henry and Nina (Heins) Schweitzer. Jim married Mary Ludlum on July 14, 1961 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mineral Point. They lived on and worked the family farm until he was no longer...
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Elaine S. Foley

May 14, 1942 - October 8, 2016

Rewey - Elaine Sylvia Foley, age 74, of Rewey passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Manor Care in Platteville. She was born on May 14, 1942 the daughter of Harold and Laura (Grasley) Bowers. She graduated from Mineral Point High School. Elaine married Calvin Foley in 1991 at the Hope Lutheran Church in Mineral Point. She was a cook at the Redwood Restaurant for over 30...
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Gloria H. Yager

April 8, 1959 - September 30, 2016

Mineral Point - Gloria H. Yager, age 57, of Mineral Point, died unexpectedly on Friday, September 30, 2016. Gloria was born on April 8, 1959, the daughter of Bernard and Marion (McCluskey) Walsh. She grew up on a century farm in rural Waldwick and graduated from Mineral Point High School in 1977. She married Mark Yager on June 2, 1979, and together they farmed and raised a family in rural...
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Alona Ruth Proctor

August 23, 1931 - July 30, 2016

Dodgeville / Hollandale - Alona Ruth (Pederson) Proctor, 84, of Dodgeville/Hollandale, passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2016 from complications following surgery. She was born to Herman & Leona (Hildreth) Pederson in Darlington on August 23, 1931. Alona's father passed away when she was only 7 years old. Her mother, Leona, along with the support of her Grandparents and Uncle Tom Hildreth raised...
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Raymond H. Hanson

November 17, 1919 - July 25, 2016

Another World War II Veteran has gone home. Mineral Point - Raymond Herbert Hanson, age 96, passed into eternal life on July 25, 2016 surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness at Upland Hills Hospital in Dodgeville, Wisconsin. He was born on November 17, 1919 along with his twin brother, Reuben. They were 5 and 6 of 10 children born to Albert and Bessie Hanson. Ray moved to...
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Bonnie Jean Goninen

January 4, 1925 - July 21, 2016

Mineral Point - Bonnie Jean Goninen, age 91, of Mineral Point, passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2016. She was born on January 4, 1925, the daughter of Floyd and Mildred Whitford. Jean graduated from Mineral Point High School in 1942. She spent the early part of her adult life farming and raising a family in the Mifflin area. In later years, she was employed at Pendarvis in Mineral Point;...
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Mavis Joyce Gratz

August 19, 1928 - July 6, 2016

Mineral Point - Mavis Joyce (Rule) Gratz, age 87, of Mineral Point, died on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at Atrium Post Acute Care in Mineral Point, after a long illness. She was born in Dodgeville, WI on August 19, 1928 Orville and Christina (Martin) Rule. She attended several country schools and Cobb High School. She met her future husband, Robert Gratz at the Dodgeville roller skating rink. ...
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Collin E. Steffes

July 22, 1995 - June 24, 2016

Mineral Point - Collin Steffes, 20, of Mineral Point, WI, died June 24, 2016. He was born July 22, 1995, in Madison, WI, the son of Luke and Jackie (Neidlein) Steffes. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater as an undergrad, and was currently enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, majoring in nursing. He was baptized, received his First Communion, and confirmed at St...
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Donald T. Powell

May 22, 2016

Mineral Point - Donald T. Powell, age 86, of Mineral Point passed away peacefully on May 22, 2016. He was born in Ridgeway to parents William H. and Erna W. (Streich) Powell. He moved to Mineral Point in 1937, and graduated from Mineral Point High School in 1949. He served in the US Navy from 1950 to 1954 during the Korean Conflict. He was married on May 25, 1957 to Patricia Alton at First...
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Lillian A. Lawinger

September 28, 1921 - May 6, 2016

Mineral Point - Lillian Adele (Kuhn) Lawinger, age 94, passed away on Friday, May 6, 2016, at her home in Mineral Point. She was born on September 28, 1921, to Frederick Carl Kuhn and Charlotte ("Lottie") Belle McGranahan Kuhn in Wausau, Wisconsin. Lillian graduated from Belmont High School and Platteville Teachers College. She taught school in Avoca and at Cornell with her college and...
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Lonnie P. Schaaf

January 17, 1947 - May 4, 2016

Mineral Point - Lonnie Paul Schaaf, age 69, of Mineral Point, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 after a brief battle with cancer. Lonnie was born on January 17, 1947 the son of Donald and Bonnie (Fink) Schaaf. He married his high school sweetheart Linda Wiesen. Farming was his whole life until the time of his passing. He was an avid Brewers and Wisconsin Basketball fan. Lonnie is...
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Doris M. Schaaf

August 13, 1931 - April 25, 2016

Mineral Point / Spring Green - Doris M. Schaaf, age 84, died on Monday, April 25, 2016 at The Meadows Assisted Living Center in Spring Green, after a long illness. She was born on August 13, 1931 in Mineral Point, the daughter of Nicholas and Rose (Beckius) Schaaf. She graduated as valedictorian from Mineral Point High School in 1949 and was immediately hired by Wisconsin Power and Light,...
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Philip E. Crawford

April 22, 1941 - April 21, 2016

Mineral Point - Philip Edmund "Phil" Crawford, 74, of Mineral Point, died with his wife and children at his side and went into Godʼs eternity on Thursday, April 21, 2016, after a battle with cancer. A celebration of life service is being planned at the CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, Mineral Point, Wisconsin 3:30 p.m. on Thursday April 28, 2016. A visitation is scheduled from 1:00 p...
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Irene Filardo

May 13, 1927 - April 11, 2016

Mineral Point - Irene Filardo of Mineral Point died on Monday, April 11, 2016 at Upland Hills Nursing & Rehab Center in Dodgeville. She has resided at Upland Hills for the past 4 and ½ years. Irene grew to love and enjoy everyone who worked with her and was so grateful for all the kindnesses, care and compassion that were extended to her by all the staff. She was born in Dodgeville, WI and...
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Mae I. Kinsman

November 11, 1927 - February 29, 2016

Mineral Point - Mae I. Kinsman, age 88, of Mineral Point passed away peacefully on Monday, February 29, 2016 at Sienna Crest in Mineral Point. She was born on November 11, 1927 the daughter of Murrish and Isabel (Brown) Phillips. She graduated from Mineral Point High School in 1945. Mae worked at General Telephone Company in Mineral Point and Dodgeville as a switchboard operator for about...
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Bradley E. Kroll

November 6, 1948 - February 27, 2016

Mineral Point - Bradley Ervin Kroll, age 67, of Mineral Point, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at his residence. He was born on November 6, 1948 in Neillsville, Wisconsin, the son of Ervin and Eileen (Bemis) Kroll. He married Judy K. Kramer in Dodgeville, Wisconsin on September 7, 1968. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Brad retired from...
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Sharon F. Johnson

November 21, 1941 - January 20, 2016

Rewey - Sharon Florine Johnson, age 74, of Rewey passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening, January 20, 2016 surrounded by her loving family at Bloomfield Healthcare. She was born in Dodgeville on November 21, 1941 the daughter of Lloyd and Dolorous (Boylen) Klosterman. She graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1958. On June 3, 1961 she married the love of her life and best friend...
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Lorraine M. Cenite

December 8, 1929 - January 10, 2016

Mineral Point - Lorraine M. Cenite, age 86 of Mineral Point, WI died on Sunday evening January 10, 2016 at Brookdale of Sun Prairie after a stoic battle with chronic lung disease (COPD). Lorraine was born December 8, 1929 to James and Theresa (Hying) Grundy. She graduated from Linden High School and worked for Linden Cheese Company and Burgess Battery in Mineral Point. After a courtship that...
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Kylie Jo Pilling

August 21, 2001 - January 8, 2016

Mineral Point - Kylie Jo Pilling, age 14, of Mineral Point, WI passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 8, 2016. She was born in Dodgeville, WI on August 21, 2001, the daughter of Trent and Stacy (McCarville) Pilling. Kylie was currently an 8th grader at Mineral Point Middle School. She was a light that touched everyone she knew. Her laughter was contagious and we all loved her in our...
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Monsignor Monte E. Robinson

May 3, 1949 - December 28, 2015

Mineral Point / Belmont - Reverend Monsignor Monte Eugene Robinson entered eternal life on Monday, December 28, 2015 at the age of 66, at his church rectory at St. Philomena Parish in Belmont. He was born on May 3, 1949 in Hillsboro, Wisconsin and is predeceased by his parents, George and Hazel [Wood] Robinson, and his brother, David Robinson. He is survived by his brother, Danny Robinson, of...
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Marcia M. Von Glahn

September 7, 1936 - December 18, 2015

Belmont - Marcia M. (Fessenden) Von Glahn, age 79, of Belmont, passed away Friday, December 18, 2015 at Manor Care in Platteville. She was born on September 7, 1936 in Mineral Point, a daughter of Reuben and Kathryn (Kelley) Fessenden. After graduating from Mineral Point High School, she married Robert Von Glahn on January 3, 1954. She was a housewife until his death when she started...
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Gladys Hutchison

May 7, 1913 - December 16, 2015

Mineral Point - Gladys Hutchison, age 102, passed away December 16, 2015 at at the age of 102 at Upland Hills Hospice Care, Dodgeville WI. A family graveside interment service for Gladys Cooper Hutchison of Mineral Point, WI will be held on Saturday May 7, 2016 at Wesleyan Chapel Cemetery, Aberdeen, MD, on the anniversary of her birth. Reverend Norman Obenshain is officiating. A graveside...
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Gladys M. Hutchison

May 7, 1913 - December 16, 2015

Mineral Point - Gladys Marie Hutchison, age 102, of Mineral Point, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at Upland Hills Nursing & Rehab Center in Dodgeville. Family graveside services will be held at Graceland Cemetery in Mineral Point at a later date. A complete obituary will be posted soon.
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Harry G. Hutchison

July 25, 1911 - November 26, 2015

Mineral Point - Harry George Hutchison, age 104, of Mineral Point, Wisconsin, died Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2015, at Atrium Post Acute Care Center in Mineral Point. He was born July 25, 1911, Harry was seventh of the nine children of Charles and Bertha Hutchison. Although his parents named him "Henry," from the day he was born his siblings insisted that "Henry" was too formal, and...
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Patricia M. "Pat" Nast

May 14, 1939 - November 21, 2015

Mineral Point - Patricia M. "Pat" Nast, age 76, of Mineral Point passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, November 21, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 14, 1939 the daughter of John and Irene (Krogman) Hickok. She graduated from Mineral Point High School in 1957. Pat married George Nast on September 1, 1956. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her...
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Arnold E. Chambers

November 11, 1933 - November 21, 2015

Mineral Point – Arnold Edward Chambers, age 82, of Mineral Point, Wisconsin died Saturday, November 21, 2015 at Atrium Post Acute Care in Mineral Point. Arnold Chambers, the son of Leland and Clara (Weber) Chambers was born in Darlington, Wisconsin on November 11, 1933. He graduated from Darlington High School in 1951. After employment at Fisher Auto Body in Janesville, Arnold enlisted...
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Elelya Brackett Hector

May 16, 1916 - November 6, 2015

Mineral Point - Elelya Brackett (Baker) Hector age 99, died at the Uplands Health Center, Dodgeville, on November 6, 2015. She was born on May 16, 1916, in Berkeley, California, to John Blair and Lelia California (Brackett) Baker. She was an avid student, receiving her BA from University of California - Berkeley, MA from William and Mary, Virginia, and again, North Central College, Evanston...
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