Our Obituaries

Joseph Rut

May 25, 1936 - May 11, 2015

Joseph John Rut, age 78 was called to his heavenly home on Monday, May 11th, 2015. Joe was born on May 25, 1936 in Muscoda, the son of Joseph and Elsie (Steen) Rut. He married Ruth McDonough on August 8, 1964 in Muscoda. Joseph graduated from Muscoda High School in 1954. He served in the U.S Army, in 1959 through 1962. He worked at Sub-Zero, Oscar Mayer, the US Post office and then was...
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Clayton Harold Eck

February 22, 1939 - May 8, 2015

Clayton H. Eck, age 76, of Richland Center died Friday, May 8, 2015 at Meriter Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. He was born on February 22, 1939 in Waterloo Township, Grant County the son of Raymond and Bernice (Hall) Eck. Clayton joined the United States Navy in the late 1950's. On January 8, 1960 he married Doris M. Kitelinger in Lancaster, Wisconsin. Clayton loved his John Deere Tractors,...
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Larry A. Zautke

December 28, 1945 - April 19, 2015

Larry Allen Zautke, age 69, passed away surrounded by his family on April 19, 2015 at the Richland Center Hospital. He was born on December 28, 1945 to Allen and Dorothy (Schmidt) Zautke. Larry was a very talented carpenter who loved a challenging project. He found joy in tackling carpentry projects that others wouldn't attempt and teaching his many skills to his children. In addition to...
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Glen M. Pyfferoen

May 5, 1930 - April 15, 2015

Glen M. Pyfferoen, age 84, of Richland Center died Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Agrace Hospice Care in Madison. He was born on May 5, 1930 in Willow Township, Richland County the son of Joe and Lucy (Helt) Pyfferoen. On July 25, 1953 he married Norma F. Jackson in Richland County. Glen drove truck for Clean Towel Service and retired after working many years at Wisconsin Dairies in Richland...
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Shirley Alice Bindl

August 5, 1933 - March 20, 2015

Shirley A. Bindl, age 81, of Lone Rock died Friday, March 20, 2015 at Pine Valley Healthcare in Richland Center. She was born on August 5, 1933 in Richland Center the daughter of Frank and Victoria (Robinson) Fry. On March 10, 1951 she married Sylvester "Syl" J. Bindl in Spring Green, Wisconsin. Shirley worked as a hostess for many years at numerous restaurants. She later retired from Lands'...
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Ralph "Rat" J. Klingaman

July 15, 1928 - February 20, 2015

Ralph "Rat" J. Klingaman, age 86, of Richland Center died Friday, February 20, 2015 at Meriter Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. Ralph was born on July 15, 1928 in Vernon County the son of Buford and Sylvia (Hynek) Klingaman. Ralph served for two years in the United States Army as chef stationed in Alaska. He married Amy Jo (Winchell) Berndt on Friday, October 13, 1967 at the Little Brown Church...
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Lester Leo Schmidt

October 7, 1921 - February 12, 2015

Lester L. Schmidt, age 93, of Platteville, died Thursday, February 12, 2015 at the Southwest Healthcare in Platteville, WI. He was born on October 7, 1921 the son of Fredrick and Emma (Smith) Schmidt. Survivors include: his five children, Ronald Schmidt of South Carolina, Irene (Jerry) Klatt of Richland Center, WI, Dawn (Roger) Winter of Phoenix, Arizona, Jeff (Kari) Schmidt of Janesville,...
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Betty Mae Wastlick

July 20, 1928 - February 8, 2015

Betty M. Wastlick, age 86, of Richland Center died Sunday, February 08, 2015 at the Richland Hospital. On July 20, 1928 she was born in Robinson, Illinois the daughter of John and Flossie (Bonham) Patten. Betty married Frank Wastlick Sr. on February 8, 1946 in Robinson, Illinois and he preceded her in death on May 20, 2006. Most important in Betty's life was her family. She loved spending...
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"Gus" Augustine William Louis

August 3, 1931 - January 30, 2015

"Gus" Augustine W. Louis, age 83, of Ithaca died Friday, January 30, 2015, at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. On August 3, 1931 he was born in Marinette County, Wisconsin the son of Henry and Catherine (Honer) Louis. Gus married Arlene M. Gruber on April 25, 1950 at St. Patrick's, Loretta. Gus owned and operated the gas station in Ithaca for 20 years, worked at Town and Country Tire...
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Patrick C. Fenton

December 20, 1943 - January 20, 2015

Patrick "Pat" C. Fenton, age 71, of Richland Center died Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at the UW Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. On December 20, 1943 he was born at Kankakee, Illinois the son of Cyril P. & Mary A. (Harsha) Fenton. In 1961 he graduated from St. Anne High School in Illinois. His first job was as a book keeper at St. Anne Grain Supply. He worked 6 years as a punch press operator...
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Louise Ritter

December 4, 1920 - January 16, 2015

Louise Ritter, 94, formerly of Lake Linden died Jan. 16, 2015 at the Golden Living Center in Muscoda. Graveside services will be held in the Spring at Lakeside Cemetery in Hancock, Michigan. The O'Neil Dennis Funeral Home in Hancock, MI will be assisting the family. The Clary Memorial Funeral Home assisted with local arrangements.
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Donald V. Hillegass

May 1, 1943 - January 14, 2015

Donald V. Hillegass, age 71, of Richland Center died Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Sannes Skogdalen Nursing Home in Soldiers Grove. He was born May 1, 1943 in Ohio the son of Kenneth & Elinor (Woodward) Hillegass. On December 4, 1971 he married Karen Thompson in Akron, Ohio. Donald was a chemist working in the biomedical field and contributed to such advances in technology as the...
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Joseph Francis Rego

September 10, 1930 - January 5, 2015

Joseph F. Rego, age 84, died Monday, January 5, 2015 at home in Cazenovia. He was born on September 10, 1930 in Westford Township the son of Peter and Mary (Dooley) Rego. On June 14, 1953 he married Maureen Kilcoyne in Springfield, MA. He loved spending time with his kids and grandchildren. He will most be remembered for his quick wit and favorite line "Variety is the spice of life". Joe was...
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Marvin Francis Gher

September 1, 1929 - December 26, 2014

Marvin Gher, age 85, of rural Richland Center died Friday, December 26, 2014, at home on the farm. He was born on September 1, 1929 in Richland Center the son of Edward and Martha (Bethke) Gher. On February 15, 1958 he married Evelyn (Stibbe) Wegner at Ash Creek United Methodist Church. Marvin lived in the same house for 75 years. He sponsored Little Britches Showmanship, liked his travels,...
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Marian Worchel

June 30, 1924 - December 14, 2014

Marian Worchel, age 90, of Richland Center died Sunday, December 14, 2014 at Pine Valley Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center where she has resided the last 6 years. She was born on June 30, 1924, in Fairchild, Wisconsin the daughter of Steven and Amanda (Kuberra) Polus. She was married to Louis Worchel and he preceded her in death. Survivors include: her five children, Ronald Schmidt of...
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Kevin C. Bruckner

October 7, 1958 - December 9, 2014

Kevin C. Bruckner, age 56, of Richland Center died suddenly at his home on December 9, 2014. He was born on October 7, 1958, in Richland Center to Carl and Virginia (Shannon) Bruckner. Kevin graduated from Richland Center High School in 1977. He worked as a journeyman lineman and journeyman electrician for over 35 years. On March 8, 1996, he married Clarice "Clare" Stouffer in Baraboo, WI. ...
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Ruth Louise Nauertz

April 7, 1921 - December 8, 2014

Ruth L. Nauertz, age 93, of Richland Center passed away Monday, December 8, 2014 at the Golden Living in Muscoda. She was born on April 7, 1921, at Oshkosh, WI, the daughter of Martin and Anna (Horn) Dommer. Ruth graduated from Algoma High School in 1938 and graduated from college in 1942. Ruth taught parochial schools in Beaver Dam and Milwaukee. In 1951 she married Carl Nauertz and together...
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Bernard Lins

April 3, 1929 - December 3, 2014

Bernard A. Lins, age 85, of Ithaca Township passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at the Richland Hospital. He was born on April 3, 1929, the son of Raymond and Rose (Hetzel) Lins in Franklin Township in Sauk County. On July 31, 1956, Bernard married Mary Durst at St. Mary's Church at Keyesville. Bernard and Mary bought the farm on Apple Ridge Rd and were avid farmers,...
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Carl A. Frandsen

April 11, 1922 - November 21, 2014

Carl A. Frandsen, 92, of Blue River died Friday, November 21, 2014, at home in Richland County. The Clary Memorial Funeral Home assisted family with local arrangements. The Murray-Orwosky Funeral Homes of Emory, Texas assisted with funeral arrangements. Please call 903-473-3545 for funeral information. Carl is survived by his daughter Bonnie Hoffman of Blue River.
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Donald L. Nundahl

October 25, 1934 - November 18, 2014

Donald L. Nundahl, age 80, of Richland Center died Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at home in Richland Center. He was born October 25, 1934 in Vernon County the son of Carl and Mearl (Crook) Nundahl. On April 11, 1959 he married Janus Johnson in Viroqua, WI. In 1964 he moved his family to Richland Center where he began working at the Richland Center Foundry. He started as an iron pourer and worked...
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Deward O. Elliott

January 11, 1921 - November 17, 2014

Deward O. Elliott, 93 died peacefully at home on Monday, November 17, 2014, surrounded by his family. Deward was born on January 11, 1921 to Perry and Lydia (Brinlee) Elliott in Konawa, Oklahoma. Deward made his way to Chicago when he was 19. He worked at a variety of jobs until 1958 when he became a member of Pipefitters Local 597. He remained in that profession throughout his life. In 1942...
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Leo G. Weeden

March 21, 1926 - November 14, 2014

Leo G. Weeden, age 88, of Richland Center died Friday, November 14, 2014 at the Golden Living Center in Muscoda. He was born on March 21, 1926, the son of Linfred and Hazel (Hilleshiem) Weeden. Leo graduated from Richland Center High School in 1944. He joined the United States Navy in 1944 and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan. On September 14, 1947, he married Geneva Fazel at her parents' home...
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James J. Schnoebelen, Sr.

August 6, 1943 - October 28, 2014

James J. Schnoebelen Sr., age 71 of Dodgeville died Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Bloomfield Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Dodgeville, WI. As per James wishes no funeral services will be held. The Clary Memorial Funeral Home in Richland Center is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Robert H. Payne Sr.

October 10, 1942 - October 18, 2014

Robert H. Payne Sr., age 72, of Readstown, formerly of Richland Center returned home to his Father Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Vernon Memorial Hospital in Viroqua, WI. He was born on October 10, 1942 in Hamilton, Ohio. The son of Melven and Loraine (Schneider) Payne. On March 17, 1972 he married Geraldine Shepard in Hamilton, Ohio. Robert graduated from Talawanda High School in Oxford, Ohio...
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Vicki Jo (Smyth) Slaney

August 8, 1957 - October 15, 2014

Vicki Jo (Smyth) Slaney, age 57, of Richland Center passed away on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Maplewood Nursing Home in Sauk City after a long battle of diabetes. Vicki was born August 8th 1957 the daughter of Joseph and Marlys (Frye) Smyth. Vicki worked at Lands' End in Dodgeville for 10 years before her illness. Vicki grew up in the rodeo circuit with her father Joseph as her coach. Her...
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Daniel Joe Waldner

February 11, 1949 - October 6, 2014

Daniel J. "Dan" Waldner, age 65, died Monday, October 06, 2014 at Select Specialty Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. He was born on February 11, 1949 in Beadle, South Dakota the son of Joseph and Susie (Grosz) Waldner. On May 3, 1970 he married Mary P. Wipf in Huron, South Dakota. Daniel loved spending time with his grandchildren. They always brought a twinkle to his eye. He also had a heart...
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Kathleen Ann "Kathie" Gahl

May 26, 1948 - October 2, 2014

Kathleen "Kathie" A. Gahl, age 66, of Richland Center died peacefully on October 2, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. She was born on May 26, 1948 in Richland Center the daughter of Elmer and Opal (Banker) Wacker. Kathie loved to cook and watching the food channel network and game show network. Kathie worked as a cook for many years at Schmitt Woodland Hills and also, the Sextonville...
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Michael Gerard Nigl

August 17, 1964 - September 27, 2014

Michael Gerard Nigl, age 50, of Richland Center died Saturday, September 27, 2014 peacefully at home after a long battle with cancer. Mike was born on August 17, 1964 in Richland Center the son of Rudy & Jeanne (Katalenich) Nigl. After graduating from Richland Center High School in 1982, he attended the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO graduating with a BA in Aeronautical Engineering in...
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Lawrence "Jack" N. Colsch

February 11, 1925 - September 24, 2014

Lawrence "Jack" N. Colsch, age 89, of Richland Center died Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at the Tomah Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Jack was born on February 11, 1925 in Iowa the son of George and Anna (Neumann) Colsch. He Joined the Navy at the age of 17 and was stationed at Pearl Harbor. His ship the USS Abner Read was sunk by Japanese Kamikaze off Samar on November 11, 1944. He survived...
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Charles Lloyd Dziki

February 8, 1935 - September 23, 2014

Charles L. Dziki, age 79, of Lake Delton, WI, formerly of Chicago, Illinois died Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at St Clare Hospital in Baraboo. Upon Charles wishes there will be no formal funeral services.
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"David" Richard D. Kelsey

March 23, 1967 - September 6, 2014

Richard "David" Kelsey, age 47, of Richland Center died Saturday, September 6, 2014 at the Richland Hospital after a long battle of ALS. David was born on March 23, 1967 the son of Bert and Maureen (Steinmetz) Kelsey. David joined the United States Army from 1985- 1987. He managed Gates Auto Body of Madison, Monroe, and Sun Prairie. David was an avid adventurer and loved rock climbing, hiking...
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Vincent Ramsden

August 29, 2014

Vincent M. Ramsden, age 77, passed away Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 at his rural Highland home, after a one month illness due to cancer, with his wife & family by his side. He was born at the family farm home on October 23, 1936, to Willard & Mildred (Hagenston) Ramsden. He married Carol Mellum on October 7, 1962 at the Otter Creek Lutheran Church, rural Highland. Together they raised four children ...
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Ruth Ann Hansen

December 1, 1940 - August 22, 2014

Ruth A. Hansen, age 73, of Sextonville died Friday, August 22, 2014 surrounded by her children in her home. Ruth was born on December 1, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois the daughter of Charles and Lucille (Taylor) Frank. Ruth was very proud she raised her three beautiful children on her own. She had a remarkable sense of humor. Ruth was known for her smiling face while working at the Richland...
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James "Jim" Loyal Marshall

September 10, 1936 - July 26, 2014

James "Jim" L. Marshall, age 77, of Sextonville died Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Our House Memory Care in Richland Center. Jim was born on September 10, 1936 in Richland Center the son of Loyal H. and Emma (Hatfield) Marshall. On June 17, 1967 he married Patricia J. Moore at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Jim worked at American Family Insurance driving over a million miles with no accidents. ...
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Kenneth John Strait

April 18, 1937 - July 22, 2014

Kenneth John Strait passed away on July 22, 2014 on the family farm after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. His two sons and his constant companion Jasmine the Cat were with him at the time of death. John was born on April 18, 1937. He was a proud Navy Veteran having served aboard the destroyer USS John w. Weeks. He is preceded in death by his parents Kenneth John Strait Sr. and...
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Shirley L. Sherriff

July 20, 2014

Shirley L. Sherriff, 85, of New Port Richey, FL, and summer resident of Richland Center, WI, died July 20, 2014 at the Marliere Hospice Center of New Port Richey. Survivors include her husband Rolland and her sister Lois Hahn; children, Christoper (Ann) Sherriff, Steven (Nancy) Sherriff, Susan (Norbert) Calnin; 4 grandchildren & 6 great grandchildren. A Celebration of Shirley's Life will be...
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Irene Florence Olson

September 30, 1914 - July 14, 2014

Irene F. Olson, age 99 years and 10 months (almost made it a century) passed away Monday July 14th, 2014 at Pine Valley Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center where she has called her home for the past seven years. She was born September 30, 1914 in Richland Township, the daughter of Henry "Hank" Nelson & Grace (Haines) Nelson. Irene married Orville M. Olson September 4, 1947. He preceded her in...
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Thomas "Tom" Grimm

August 20, 1928 - July 6, 2014

Thomas "Tom" H. Grimm, age 85, of Muscoda, died Sunday, July 06, 2014 at the Richland Hospital. He was born on August 20, 1928 in Castle Rock Township the son of Clarence and Anna (Prochaska) Grimm. Tom married Mary Gies on October 2, 1954 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Richland Center. Tom was a dairy farmer who prided himself on his cows and his love for his family. He worked as a...
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Christine "Chris" Lynn Ott

August 22, 1961 - July 6, 2014

Christine "Chris" Lynne Ott Chris lost her long, courageous, roller-coaster war with pancreatic cancer on July 6 at home with family and in the excellent care of the Upland Hills Hospice team. She was born in Belvidere, Il on August 22, 1961 but moved to the Excelsior, Wi area with her family when she was 13 years old. On the "farm", she hiked the hills and loved the woods and tended to a...
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Frank Junior Jones

June 22, 1934 - June 20, 2014

Frank Junior Jones, age 79, of Sextonville died Friday, June 20, 2014 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. He was born June 22, 1934 the son of Virgil and Laura (Williams) Jones. On June 19, 1954 he married Barbara Edgerly and she preceded him in death in 1994. Frank enjoyed traveling the United States especially Las Vegas and the redwoods. Frank traveled to every...
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Bert B. Marshall

September 14, 1924 - June 17, 2014

We celebrate the home going of Bert B Marshall, age 89, who died peacefully June 17, 2014 at the Pine Valley Healthcare from Alzheimer related condition. He was born Sept 14, 1924 to Albena Stanek and Lee Marshall of Gillingham. He was the sixth oldest sibling in the family of 12 children. Bert was a Korean War Veteran and a past VFW Commander. After the war he made a living as an auctioneer...
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Richard "Dick" Young

January 6, 1943 - June 16, 2014

Richard "Dick" A. Young, age 71, of Hillpoint passed away un-expectantly on Monday, June 16, 2014 at the Richland Center Hospital. Dick was born on January 6, 1943 in Richland Center to Gerald and Lorena (Jackson) Young. He graduated from Lone Rock High School in 1960. He worked for a short time in Madison at the State Office Building. In 1964 he enlisted in the Air Force and served our...
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Parker C. Weum

February 18, 1932 - June 13, 2014

Parker C. Weum, age 82, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 13, 2014. Parker was born the oldest of seven children to Percy C. and Genevieve E. (Mickelson) Weum on February 18, 1932. Parker served in the Army in the 82nd Airborne during the Korean War, from December 9, 1949 to February 17, 1953 and also a member of the Blue River American Legion. Parker was a truck driver until he retired...
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George "Doc" Hobbs, Jr.

October 22, 1934 - June 13, 2014

George "Doc" Hobbs Jr., age 79, of rural Lone Rock died Friday, June 13, 2014 at his home. Doc was born October 22, 1934 in Ferryville, WI the son of George Sr. and Julia (Bolstad) Hobbs. On September 24, 1955 he married Audrey Persinger at the Little Brown Church in Nasha, Iowa. Together they farmed for many years and later Doc drove semi. Doc loved to spend time on the house boat, fishing,...
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Evelyn Joyce Clark

November 24, 1921 - June 9, 2014

Evelyn J. Clark, age 92, of Richland Center died Monday, June 09, 2014 at Our House Memory Care in Richland Center. She was born on November 24, 1921 the daughter of Lester B. and Vangie E. (Ewing) Parker in Forest Township, Richland County. Evelyn farmed with her family in the Viola area for many years and also worked at the Richland Hospital for 23 years. She enjoyed working at the Hospital...
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Marshall "Marty" Keehn

June 25, 1959 - May 27, 2014

Marshall "Marty" K. Keehn, age 54, of Richland Center died suddenly on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at his home. Marty was born June 25, 1959 in Richland Center the son of Maramon "Johnny" and Moreen (Kepler) Keehn. Marty worked at Allen Bradley and Universal Silencer. Survivors include his son Cody (friend Krysta Hubl) Keehn of Richland Center; a daughter, Kelly Wilson of Belleville, WI; a...
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Lucille May Markin

January 25, 1961 - May 26, 2014

Lucille M. Markin, age 53, died suddenly Monday, May 26, 2014 at the University Hospital in Madison. She was born January 25, 1961 in Viroqua the son of Cecil and Lorraine (Whitney) Longmire. Survivors include her son Shaun Markin; a daughter Katie Markin; father Cecil (Della) Longmire; mother Lorraine Longmire; a sister Melinda Longmire; special friend Paul Clements. A Celebration of Life...
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Virgil William Pahl

July 23, 1932 - May 25, 2014

Virgil Pahl, age 81, of rural Richland Center died suddenly Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Pine Valley Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center. On July 23, 1932 he was born the son of Edward and Vernie (Hart) Pahl in Willow Township. He graduated from Cazenovia High School in 1950. Virgil was in the United States Air Force from 1951-1954. He married Shirley Flamme on May 19, 1956. Virgil drove semi...
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Warren "Brad" Bethke

August 28, 1923 - May 16, 2014

Warren "Brad" Bradley Bethke, age 90, of Richland Center died Friday, May 16, 2014 at Our House Memory Care in Richland Center. Brad was born August 28, 1923 in Richland Center the son of Leo and Marie (Bloedow) Bethke. He entered the U.S. Army in January 1943 and was discharged in January 1946. On August 27, 1947 he married Dorothea "Sis" Thompson at the Third Presbyterian Church in Dubuque,...
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Lyle "Shorty" Parduhn

October 29, 1922 - May 13, 2014

Lyle R. "Shorty" Parduhn, age 91, passed away on May 13, 2014 at Pine Valley Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center. He was born on October 29, 1922 at home in Richland County to Reynold and Katie (Klekoskie) Parduhn where he grew up and graduated from Sextonville High School. Lyle was united in marriage to Beth Lawton on February 14, 1945. Lyle loved playing basketball and baseball, while in...
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Isaac M. Bewick

January 26, 1991 - May 10, 2014

Isaac Bewick – January 26, 1991 to May 10, 2014 Isaac left us far too soon, taking from this world a beloved father, brother, son, and friend. He lives on in his treasured children, Aveah Grace and Ashton Kobe, their mother Jade VonBehren, his siblings Nathanael, Angela, Clara, Paula, Aaron, and Tom, his parents Victoria Verhein and William Bewick, and a multitude of best friends and loved...
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Christina "Chris" Willis

February 17, 1967 - April 22, 2014

Christina A. "Chris" Willis, age 47, died suddenly on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at her home in Ithaca. She was born February 17, 1967 in Belvidere, Illinois the daughter of Joseph and Shirley (Meyer) Decot. Chris graduated from Weston High School in 1985 and lived in the LaValle and Cazenovia area until she moved to Ithaca. She worked at the Richland Cattle Center as a Herdsman for about 15...
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Iva A. (Newkirk) Lawrence

September 24, 1938 - March 31, 2014

Iva A. Lawrence, 75, of Milwaukee formerly of Sextonville, passed away on March 31, 2014, at UW Hospital with her two children at her side following a courageous five-year battle with multiple myeloma. She was born Iva Aletta Newkirk on Sept. 24, 1938 the parents of Willard and Dora "Maude" (Fuller) Newkirk, and grew up in Sextonville, Wis., graduating from Ithaca (Wis.) High School in 1956....
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Bryce Ewing

July 9, 1928 - March 25, 2014

Bryce Ewing, age 85, of Gotham died Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at Golden Living in Muscoda. Bryce was born on July 9, 1928 in Boaz, WI the son of Vere & Lola Grace (Lyman) Ewing. He married Shirley Larson on May 30, 1954 in Windom, Minnesota. Bryce was honored to serve in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was known as "Kingfisher", building custom fishing rods, and was an...
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Edwin Louis LaMange

April 4, 1959 - February 24, 2014

Edwin L. LaMange, age 54, formerly of California died Monday, February 24, 2014 at home in Richland Center. He was born April 4, 1959 in Elgin, Illinois the son of Arthur and Charmayne (Roepke) LaMange. Survivors include his daughter, Natalie LaMange of Carlsbad, California; a sister, Terri (Walter) Falk of Sextonville, Wisconsin; a brother, Roger Woodside of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin; 5...
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Patricia "Pat" Schauf

April 7, 1947 - February 22, 2014

Patricia "Pat" Schauf, age 66, of rural Ithaca died Saturday, February 22, 2014 at home. She was born April 7, 1947 in Dodgeville, Wisconsin the daughter of Ralph and Marie (Bauer) Louis. Pat graduated from Weston High School in 1965. She married Frank Schauf on November 14, 1968 and together they farmed in rural Ithaca. Pat was a loving mother and was known for making her cakes. ...
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Timothy E. Kearney

June 1, 1936 - February 18, 2014

Timothy E. Kearney, age 77, of Keyesville died Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at Our House Memory Care in Richland Center. He was born June 1, 1936 in Richland County the son of Edward and Mary (Pulvermacher) Kearney. Tim graduated from Ithaca High School in 1955. On June 18, 1960 he married Margaret Norwalk at St. Mary's Keyesville. As a young farmer he showed cattle statewide for the Brace...
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David Earl Pinkham

April 6, 1946 - February 16, 2014

David E. Pinkham, age 67, of Hub City and loving husband of 46 years to Sara Jane Pinkham passed away in his home on Soules Creek on Sunday, February 16, 2014 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Dave was born on April 6, 1946 in Richland County the son of Leo & Opal (Eitsert) Pinkham. Dave joined the U.S. Navy after graduating Weston high school. He toured the Mediterranean during...
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Carol Jean Ruetten

October 1, 1935 - January 31, 2014

Carol Jean Ruetten, age 78 of Spring Green, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, January 31, 2014. Carol was born on October 1, 1935 to Harland and Mildred (Johnson) Forseth in Arena, WI. She grew up in Hyde, WI. She was proud to be a niece to Aunt Annie and Aunt Lena, owners of the Hyde Store. At age ten she tended the store, later sharing stories of its heyday. Carol graduated...
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Francis Anthony Biba

January 20, 1935 - January 30, 2014

Francis A. Biba, age 79 of Muscoda, died Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the Richland Hospital in Richland Center. He was born the son of Anthony and Frances (Kuchar) Biba on January 20, 1935. On September 28, 1963 he married Helen M. Briskey at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Richland Center. Francis worked for E.G. Briels John Deere Dealership in Fennimore and several years at Richgels Milk...
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Joy R. Richards

January 5, 1971 - January 29, 2014

Joy R. Richards, age 43 of Ithaca, went home to live with Jesus, on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at the Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse. Joy was born the daughter of Orlen and Alice (Winslow) Richards on January 5, 1971 at the Richland Hospital and spent the next 30 days at the Neo Natal Unit of St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. Joy was well known in the community as an avid supporter of...
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Martha Mae Stoltz

May 3, 1929 - December 29, 2013

Martha M. Stoltz, age 84, of Hillpoint died Sunday, December 29, 2013 surrounded by her family at Our House in Reedsburg, Wisconsin. She was born May 3, 1929 at home in Richland County the daughter of Henry Albert & Martha (Bloedow) Bloedow. On February 11, 1953 Martha married Leo John Stoltz at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Keyesville. Together they farmed from 1953 until 1995. Martha loved...
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Emmogene M. Emerson

July 5, 1934 - November 19, 2013

Emmogene M. Emerson age 79, died Tuesday Nov. 19th at Greenway Manor, peacefully with family at her bedside. Emmogene was born on July 5th 1934 in Richland County, the fourth of 10 children to Lester & Myrtle (Haines) Fruit. She was united in marriage to Harold Emerson on June 3rd, 1955. Emmogene and Harold loved to sing, had many happy memories as they farmed, first in Ash Creek before moving...
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Matthew Jesse Alan Slesarik

December 20, 1974 - November 13, 2013

Matthew Slesarik, age 38, died suddenly from a farm machinery accident on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at home in rural Cazenovia. On December 20, 1974 he was born in Burlington, Wisconsin the son of Joseph and Marsha (Degner) Slesarik. He married Miranda Jo Miller on January 6, 1996 in Baraboo, Wisconsin. Matt loved farming, fishing, hunting, restoring old cars, his dogs, and cutting wood...
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Herbert "Herb" F. Hansen

July 10, 1942 - November 11, 2013

Herbert "Herb" F. Hansen, age 71, of Sextonville died Monday, November 11, 2013 at the Richland Hospital. He was born on July 10, 1942 in Washington State the son of Herbert & Genevieve Hansen. On May 25, 1991 he married Ruth Ann Frank at the Rockbridge park. Herb was enlisted in the United States Navy. He was a fine example of the program Alcohol Anonymous and continued his sobriety for 25...
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Harold "Dave" David Arms

July 9, 1956 - November 5, 2013

Harold "Dave" David Arms, age 57, of rural Blue River formerly of Boscobel died Tuesday, November 05, 2013 at home after a long battle with cancer. Dave was born on July 9, 1956 in Boscobel, Wisconsin the son of Eldon and Lois (Schofield) Arms. He is survived by his 3 children, Gwendolyn (Jim) Myhre of Bloomington, Wisconsin, Nicole (Paul) Campbell of Livingston, Wisconsin, Aaron (Anna)...
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Lawrence Kenneth Williams

March 28, 1940 - October 27, 2013

Lawrence "Larry" K. Williams, age 73, died Sunday, October 27, 2013 at home near Blue River, Wisconsin. He was born in Beloit, Wisconsin the son of Laverne and Margaret (Vaubel) Williams. On February 14, 2013 he married Laurene M. Schuman. Larry was an active member of AA and has been sober for 40 years. He is survived by his wife Laurene M. Schuman of Blue River, WI; a daughter Jeri Kaye...
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Donna Jean Reed

February 28, 1949 - October 10, 2013

Donna Jean Reed, age 64, of Avoca went to be with her Lord on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at her daughter's home. She was born February 28, 1949 in Aurora, Illinois the daughter of John and Betty (Gilman) Conway. On July 19, 1997 she married Steven Reed in Aurora, Illinois. Donna enjoyed sewing, crocheting, knitting, reading, cross-stitching, and gardening. Survivors include her two...
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Emma Jean Elton

May 28, 1955 - September 30, 2013

Emma Jean Elton, age 58, of rural Cazenovia, died suddenly on Monday, September 30, 2013 at her home. She was born in Madison, WI on May 28, 1955 the daughter of Richard and Pauline (Rush) Watson. On February 14, 1997 she married David Elton in Racine, Wisconsin. Emma worked for 28 years as a custodian at the University of Wisconsin. Emma loved all people and did her best to help all that she...
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Anieta Klinzing

November 28, 1909 - September 18, 2013

Anieta Klinzing, age 103, of Sextonville passed away in her sleep on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at Pine Valley Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center. She was born on November 28, 1909 at Rewey, Wisconsin to Ernest and Dora (Martin) Stephens. After high school she received her teaching certificate from Platteville State Teachers College. The wonderful harmony of Anieta and her sister Lela's...
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Kurt Austin Walter

July 21, 1960 - September 10, 2013

Kurt Austin Walter, age 53, of Richland Center, died peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, September 10th at his home. Kurt was born on July 21, 1960 in Richland Center the son of Austin Leroy and Gertrude (Tadder) Walter. He lived his entire life in Richland Center and was an avid Packer and Nascar fan and also loved watching The Price Is Right. Kurt never met a stranger and had a way to make...
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Lucille Marie Stanek

October 17, 1926 - August 25, 2013

Lucille M. Stanek, age 86, of Hillsboro, died Sunday, August 25, 2013 at Pine Valley Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Richland Center after a 13 year long battle with cancer. Lucille was born on October 17, 1926 at home in Greenwood Township, Vernon County the daughter of Charles Sr. and Frances (Shema) Verbsky. On September 26, 1951 she married Edward W. Stanek at St. John's Catholic...
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Francis J. Wiedenfeld

July 4, 1940 - August 17, 2013

Francis J. Wiedenfeld, age 73, of rural Ithaca died Saturday, August 17, 2013 at Pine Valley Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center. He was born on July 4, 1940 in Ithaca Township to John and Elizabeth (Durst) Wiedenfeld. Francis graduated from Ithaca High School in 1958. In 1962 he met his wife Virginia Kenyon, and they were married April 27, 1963 at St. Mary's in Richland Center. Francis...
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Joachim "Jim" R. Gocht

January 21, 1939 - August 10, 2013

Joachim "Jim" R. Gocht, age 74, died Saturday, August 10, 2013 at his home in rural Ithaca. He was born January 21, 1939 in Crivitz, WI the son of Albert and Anna (Carstens) Gocht. On June 16, 1973 Jim married Janet Humke in Beloit, Wisconsin. Jim enlisted in the United States Army and joined Special Forces and served in the Vietnam War. Jim was a Service Manager at Evans Industrial...
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Rudy Duane Laue

November 21, 1939 - August 4, 2013

Rudy D. Laue, age 73, of Richland Center died Sunday, August 04, 2013 after a brief illness with Pancreatic Cancer at the VA Hospital in Madison. He was born November 21, 1939 in Richland County the son of George and Myra (Roudebush) Laue. On August 13, 1960 he married Bonnie D. Kovars at the Little Brown Church in Iowa. Rudy worked for the Observer, Double Cola, Pulvermachers, co-owners of...
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Paislee Nicole Loomis

July 19, 2013 - July 29, 2013

Paislee Nicole Loomis, age 10 days, died July 29, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. She was born on July 19, 2013 1lb 9 oz. at Boscobel Area Health Care the daughter of Christina M. Loomis. Survivors include her mother Chrissie Loomis of Boscobel; maternal grandmother, Jennifer Anderson (Terry Davidson) of Boscobel; paternal grandfather, Dana (Pray) Loomis of Lopburi, Thailand;...
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Verna Lou Nelson

July 19, 1939 - July 4, 2013

Verna L. Nelson, age 73, of Sextonville, died Thursday, July 4, 2013 at the Richland Hospital in Richland Center. She was born July 19, 1939 the daughter of Vernon and Juanita (Rynes) Turner. Survivors include her 7 children, John (Ronda) Fosterling of Boscobel, Tony (Lori) Fosterling of Hillpoint, Mark Fosterling of Sextonville, Randy (Joline) Nelson of Viola, Kelly (Matt) Ottesen of...
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Terry L. Mellem

December 26, 1951 - July 4, 2013

Terry L. Mellem, age 61, of Richland Center, died Thursday, July 4, 2013 at her home. She was born December 26, 1951 the daughter of Carolyn Helsel. She married Michael D. Mellem on August 27, 2005. Survivors include her daughter Amy Willison (friend Kurt Walter) of Richland Center; 4 brothers, Roger (Joyce) Deal of Baraboo, Justin Deal of Baraboo, Jeff (Kathy) Deal of Wisconsin Rapids,...
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Larry Lee Severson

October 17, 1944 - July 3, 2013

Larry L. Severson, age 68, of Richland Center died Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at the Richland Hospital. He was born October 17, 1944 the son of Orvin & Marcella (Hanson) Severson. On September 18, 1971 he married Deanna Toney. Larry owned his own business for many years, Severson Construction and was known as the Concrete Kid. He served in the U.S. Army from 1965-1967. Larry was a Past...
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Sandra Ann Ault

November 15, 1941 - July 3, 2013

Sandra A. Ault, age 71, of Lone Rock died Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at the Richland Hospital. She was born November 15, 1941 in Indiana the daughter of Walter and Mable (Mize) Holscher. On June 4, 1960 she married Roy L. Ault in Lawrenceville, Illinois. Sandra worked at home for many years running a day care and later worked as a baker at the Larson One Stop in Lone Rock. Sandra is survived...
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Mary F. Schmitz

May 9, 2013

Mary F. Schmitz (Randall), age 56, of Bear Valley, WI passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013 at home surrounded by her loving family after a valiant battle from Pancreatic Cancer. She was born on February 16, 1957 to Raymond and Kathleen (Shackleton) Randall in Mazomanie. On June 19, 1976 she married Hubert "Bert" Schmitz at St. Barnabas in Mazomanie. She was employed at Schreiber Foods (formerly...
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Kenneth Lee Bingham

April 26, 1970 - May 8, 2013

The world has lost one of its shining stars. Kenny Lee Bingham left us on May 8, 2013. Ken was a charismatic, fun loving, hilarious and giving man, a friend to everyone he met. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, poker (Kayla says he cheats), gaming, and playing with his children, grandchildren and nieces. Home repair and remodeling was a couple of his favorite activities. You would never know...
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William O. Powell

September 2, 1931 - April 22, 2013

William O. Powell, age 81, died Monday, April 22, 2013 at his home in rural Hillpoint. He was born September 2, 1931 the son of John and Gladys (Prouty) Powell. On February 14, 1953 he married Miriam Janney at her parent's home in Baraboo. He was a lifetime member of the Sandusky United Methodist Church. William was willing to do anything for anybody, devoted to God, and loved to sing. He...
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Thelma L. Melby

March 12, 1921 - April 14, 2013

Thelma L. Melby, age 92, of Richland Center died Sunday, April 14, 2013 at Pine Valley Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center. She was born March 12, 1921 in rural Boaz, WI, the daughter of Clarence & Louella (Busby) Shannon. Thelma married Grant Melby on February 16, 1938 and later married Ralph Drake on May 4, 2005. Thelma enjoyed for many years working in the Richland Center School District...
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Raymond Dale Sharp

July 21, 1925 - March 24, 2013

Raymond Dale Sharp, age 87, died Sunday, March 24, 2013 at home in Richland Center. He was born on July 21, 1925 at home in Dayton township the son of Alfred and Katie (Perkins) Sharp. After farming for a number of years, Ray opened Ray's Trading Post at Boaz and ran it for 45 years. He enjoyed going to auctions and setting up at flea markets until a couple of years ago, and was one of the...
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Richard Richie Miller

February 14, 1940 - March 22, 2013

Richard "Richie" Miller, age 73, of rural Richland Center died Friday, March 22, 2013 at home. He was born February 14, 1940 in Sparta, Wisconsin the son of Robert & Shirley (DeFord) Miller. Survivors include six brothers and sisters, care providers Ed, Colleen, and Leah Uhlenhake, Missy Harris, Pat Larson, Lina Palionis, Tiffany Duncan, Jim Bennett, and Sandy Miller; his roommates Gregg...
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Dale Lavern Kulp

August 18, 1946 - March 19, 2013

Dale L. Kulp, age 66, of Rural Richland Center, died Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at the Richland Hospital in Richland Center. Dale was born August 18, 1946 the son of Ernest and Martha (Ramer) Kulp in Goshen, Indiana. He attended elementary school at Union Center and high school at New Paris and Bethany High School. As a teenager he was baptized at Yellow Creek Wissler Mennonite Church, Wakarusa...
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Renee Ann Griffith

August 17, 1965 - March 10, 2013

Renee Ann Griffith, age 47, of Richland Center died suddenly Sunday, March 10, 2013 at home. Renee was born on August 17, 1965 in Milwaukee, WI, the daughter of Robert & Thelma (Steine) Griffith. Renee was a person of faith. She was always thinking of everyone else and trying to help any way she could. She never expected anything in return and had the most forgiving heart. She had an...
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Keven P. Norman

March 18, 1920 - March 10, 2013

Keven P. Norman, age 92, of Richland Center died unexpectedly on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the Richland Hospital. Keven was born March 18, 1920 in Richland Center, the son of Arthur & Bessie (Peckham) Norman. He married Elaine Hanson on July 28, 1948 in Wyoming Valley, near Spring Green, Wisconsin. Keven and Elaine settled on the Norman Family farm in Richland Center, where he was a dairy...
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Mary Ann Reimann

February 7, 1950 - March 4, 2013

Mary Ann Reimann, age 63, of Muscoda, died Monday, March 4, 2013 at Pine Valley Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center. She was born February 7, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois the daughter of Harold & Mary Jane (Harvey) Lindgren. She married Carl R. Reimann on July 5, 1980 in Chicago, Illinois and he preceded her in death on August 21, 1991. Mary loved her family above all else. She was a devoted...
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Elizabeth "Beth" A. Randall

April 21, 1945 - February 22, 2013

Elizabeth "Beth" A. Randall, of Blue River, WI, left this life on Friday, February 22, 2013, ending her arduous battle with cancer. She was born on April 21, 1945 in Brawley, California. She married Ronald R. Randall on June 3, 1967 in Winterhaven, California. Her works touched many and her sense of humor will be remembered fondly. She is survived by her adoring husband, Ron, four...
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Mary Maxine Coppernoll

July 27, 1934 - January 28, 2013

Mary M. Coppernoll, age 78, of Richland & Sauk Counties, died Monday, January 28, 2013 at Our House Assisted Living in Richland Center. Mary was born July 27, 1934 at home in Crawford County the daughter of Harry & Lillie (Dolejs) Crusan. She was a strong, loving mother and grandmother and our family rock. Survivors include her 8 children, Jim (Sandy) Coppernoll of Kimberly, WI, Barbara...
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Iva Jeanne Frank

March 20, 1947 - January 25, 2013

Iva Jeanne Decot Frank, age 65, died Friday, January 25, 2013 at her home in Richland Center. She was born March 20, 1947 in Richland Center the daughter of Frank Sr. & Eva (Bennett) Decot. On May 13, 1972 she married George Frank Jr. at the Nazarene Church in Richland Center. Jeanne was in the United States Women Army Corp during the Vietnam War. Survivors include her husband George...
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Douglas B. Anderson

December 19, 1956 - January 23, 2013

Douglas B. Anderson, age 56, of Necedah, formerly of Reedsburg, died Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at the University Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. Doug was born December 19, 1956, in Beloit, Wisconsin the son of Lyle & Irene (Oler) Anderson. Since Doug was 4 years old he was raised by Joyce. He enjoyed being outdoors, going to car races, was an avid bicyclist and was an artist. After his...
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Maynard "Buck" Ferguson

January 24, 1938 - January 17, 2013

Maynard Newell Ferguson, better known to all as "Buck", died Thursday, January 17, 2013 suddenly at the Richland Hospital, WI. Buck was born in Richland Center, WI on January 24, 1938, to Newell & Lucille (Schoonover) Ferguson. He spent his childhood in Rockbridge, WI and attended Rockbridge School and graduated from Richland Center High School in 1956. During his high school years he made...
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Lee L. Tonon

July 2, 1946 - January 9, 2013

Lee L. Tonon, of Richland Center & Chicago died Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at the UW Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. She was born July 2, 1946 in Midlothian, Illinois. On October 13, 1984, she married her husband Fred G. Millard. She graduated with a BA in architectural design and then spent many years as the Graduate Coordinator at the University of Illinois, Chicago Campus. Survivors...
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James R. Kaderavek

August 4, 1931 - January 9, 2013

James "Jim" Robert Kaderavek, age 81, of rural Hillsboro passed away Wednesday, January 09, 2013 at the Richland Hospital in Richland Center. Jim was born August 4, 1931 in Henrietta Township the son of John & Anna (Hynek) Kaderavek. On October 11, 1951 he married Ann McNelly at St. John's Lutheran Church in Richland Center. Jim farmed for most of his life, he also worked for twenty years at...
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Mildred Mary Parduhn

October 12, 1932 - January 7, 2013

Mildred 'Millie' M. Parduhn, age 80 of Richland Center died on Monday, January 7, 2013 at the Richland Center Hospital. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date at the Button Cemetery. Memorial may be given to a charity of your choice.
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Joyce Prahl

November 11, 1929 - January 7, 2013

Joyce Elaine (Troxel) (Larsen) (Crary) Prahl, age 83, of Lone Rock, formerly of Jackson, MI, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Monday, January 7, 2013 at the U.W. Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. Joyce was born in Richland County on November 11, 1929 to Wm. Henry and Gladys (Cooper) Troxel. She was a member of the Richland Center High School Class of 1947. Joyce lived in and...
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Roger Schwingle

March 30, 1933 - December 29, 2012

Roger Schwingle, age 79 of Blue River passed away Saturday December 29, 2012 at Our House Assisted Living in Richland Center. Roger was born March 30, 1933 in Richland County to Conrad Sr. & Frances (Pospichal) Schwingle. He graduated from Blue River High School in 1950 and then enlisted in the United States Air Force. He attended basic training at Lackland Air Base, Texas and then served in...
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