Celebrity Obituaries

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Maureen Moriarity

October 10, 2018

Maureen "Mo" Moriarity, age 67, passed away surrounded by family and loved ones on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at her home in Sun Prairie. She was born in Chicago on February 19, 1951 to Duard and Marie (Caluris) Harrington. She married Edmund Moriarity on July 8, 1988 in Chippewa Falls, WI. Maureen proudly served her country spending 6 years in the Army Reserves, 84th Division. She worked for...
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Margo Louise Jorgensen

October 9, 2018

Margo Louise Jorgensen, infant daughter of Jake and Jacqueline (Dillenburg) Jorgensen passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at Childrens Hospital in Milwaukee after battling a congenital heart defect. She was born on August 17, 2018, in Sun Prairie. She is survived by her parents, grandparents: Michael and Julie Jorgensen, Robert and Doris Dillenburg; five great grandparents; uncles and...
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Gary D. Dushack

March 8, 1939 - October 8, 2018

Gary D. Dushack, age 79, passed away on Monday, October 8, 2018 at U.W. Hospital in Madison. He was born in Madison on March 8, 1939 to Glen and Edith (Smyth) Dushack. He married Janet Quamme on January 7, 1961 at Sacred Hearts Church. Gary served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1960. He worked for Madison Concrete and Pipe for 49 years and retired in 2009. He is survived by his wife Janet;...
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Robert Stutzman

September 29, 2018

Robert R. Stutzman, age 87, passed away peacefully on September 29th, 2018. He was born December 8, 1930 in Appleton, Wisconsin, son to Earl and Cora (Stuewer) Stutzman. Robert was united in marriage to Delores (Krause) Stutzman on July 7, 1950 in Shawano, WI. Robert and Delores then moved to Spokane, Washington where Robert served with the U.S. Air Force. Once Robert was discharged from...
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Arlene "Lena" Weichmann

July 22, 1927 - September 29, 2018

Arlene "Lena" Weichmann, age 91, passed away on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. She was born on July 22, 1927 in Sun Prairie. Arlene married Earl "Bud" Weichmann on August 22, 1950. Arlene was a longtime hostess at Herremans in Sun Prairie having worked over 60 years there. She was also a longtime member of Bristol Lutheran Church. She is survived by 4...
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James "Jim" Baertschi

February 8, 1948 - September 25, 2018

James (Jim) Baertschi, age 70, passed away on September 25, 2018 at home in Orfordville. He was born in Beloit, Wisconsin on February 8, 1948, the son of Fred and Sally Ann (Sturdevant) Baertschi. James married Rose Rheinschmidt in 1967 at Peoples Church, Beloit. He worked for General Motors for 22 ½ years. James drove school bus for Kobussen and tow truck for Burtness Chevrolet. He owned his...
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Jerry Murphy

September 18, 2018

Jerry Arthur Murphy (DOB 9/1/65), 53, of Sun Prairie finished his 6 year battle with cancer just after midnight on September 18th, 2018. He did so on his own terms, at home, surrounded by family, and without pain. He was born in Orange, CA, the youngest son of Glenn and Shirley (Wingo) Murphy. In 1987 he was married to Kimberly Rudisaille. They have one daughter, Heather Lynn Murphy. Jerry...
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Dean Strohmenger

September 17, 2018

Dean P. Strohmenger, age 85, passed away on Monday, September, 17, 2018 at his home in Sun Prairie surrounded by his family. He was born on March 17, 1933 in Madison and was the son of Howard and Marie (Rademacher) Strohmenger. He married Janet Harry on September 2, 1953 in Sun Prairie. Dean was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving from 1953 to 1955. He worked as a payroll specialist for the...
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Dorothy E. Bladorn

September 16, 2018

ORFORDVILLE – Dorothy E. Bladorn, age 88, died on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Woods Crossing, Brodhead. She was born February 1, 1930 in the Town of Spring Valley, the daughter of Frederick and Selma (Hain) Willing. She graduated from Orfordville High School in 1947. Dorothy married Frederick Bladorn on November 11, 1949 at Orfordville Lutheran Church. She was a lifelong member of Orfordville...
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Kenneth Dowden

November 25, 1943 - September 14, 2018

Kenneth Dowden, age 74, passed away on Friday, September 14, 2018 in Janesville. He was one of fourteen children, born on November 25, 1943, in Milwaukee, the son of Plenty "Big Daddy" and Ann (Sommers) Dowden. Ken was married for 54 wonderful years to Betty Baggett on June 18, 1965 in Clarksville, TN. Ken served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a heavy equipment mechanic for many years...
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Clara Higgins

February 10, 1915 - September 4, 2018

Clara Higgins, age 103, passed away peacefully on September 4, 2018, in Sun Prairie. She was born to Carl and Nellie (Muller) Reinen on February 10, 1915, in Sun Prairie. She married William "Bud" Higgins in February, 1941, in Waterloo. Clara's love of family was extremely important to her. She was a wonderful seamstress, she was very fashionable with a beautiful smile, loved to dance and also...
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David Duane Dushack

May 22, 1947 - September 3, 2018

David D. Dushack, age 71, passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. He was born in Columbus on May 22, 1947 to Glen and Edith (Smyth) Dushack. He married JoAnn Manner on November 27, 1965 at Sacred Hearts Church. David spent his years working as a truck driver. He was also a long-time bartender at Jerry's Bar in Madison. He enjoyed playing softball, collecting...
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Patricia A. Cebe

January 28, 1941 - September 2, 2018

Patricia Ann Cebe, age 77, of Sun Prairie, died peacefully at home on Sunday, September 2, 2018, ending a 5 year battle with ovarian cancer. Pat was born on January 28, 1941 in St. Louis, MO to the late Leo and Anna (nee Kuhlmeyer) Satke. She married her best friend, Jerry, on November 23, 1961. In 1967 Pat became the first married graduate of the St. John's School of Nursing. While...
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Hazel Marie Benisch

March 15, 1941 - August 25, 2018

Hazel M. Benisch passed away unexpectedly, yet peacefully, with her loving daughters and sisters by her side on Saturday, August 25th, 2018 at St. Mary's Hospital, in Madison. Hazel was born to Altha and Wilma (Birkett) Knapton in Madison on March 15, 1941. She spent her childhood in Seminary Springs creating many enduring friendships and memories including her lifelong friend Bev Homburg. Her...
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Dorothy Callies

August 18, 2018

Dorothy A. Callies, age 100, passed away peacefully on August 18, 2018, with family at her side. She was the 3rd youngest of 13 children born to Louis and Mary (Skala) Schuster on February 3, 1918, in Sun Prairie. A lifelong resident of Sun Prairie and member of Sacred Hearts Parish, Dorothy was raised on the family farm where she often built snow forts and played baseball in between chores. ...
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Robert "John" Krebs

February 29, 1932 - August 15, 2018

Robert "John" Krebs, age 86, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 in Sun Prairie. He was born on February 29, 1932, in the Town of Sun Prairie, the son of Julius and Esther (Veith) Krebs. He lived and worked on the family farm all his life; from a young child delivering milk for the Krebs Dairy Farm, milking cows, and working the land until he was 80...
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Marshall Mickey Bostad

August 12, 2018

Marshall "Mickey" Bostad, age 89, passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2018, at Fountainhead Homes in DeForest. He was born on August 1, 1929, in the Town of Burke and was the son of Clarence and Bessie (McMurran) Bostad. He married Shirley Ihland on October 16, 1954. Together they farmed on his home farm. "Mickey loved to farm". He is survived by his wife, Shirley, his sister Elaine Bostad; in...
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Jessica Fischer

August 10, 2018

Jessica Sue Fischer, age 43, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 10, 2018. She was born on July 24, 1975 in Green Bay. Jess was the wife of her beloved "Fancy" and mother of their daughter Lillian. Jess loved the Green Bay Packer Fan & watching with family & friends. Sgt. Fischer proudly served the citizens of the Town of Madison as a patrol officer, detective, and sergeant for the...
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Frederich Stohl

August 8, 2018

Frederich J. Stohl, LC, IESNA, 77, died from brain cancer (GBM) on August 8, 2018 at Oakwood East in Madison. Fred was a celebrated, classically trained musician in his youth. He was taught piano by his mother, played 1st chair clarinet for four years at Edgewood High School, a national honor society student, and played concert marimba for many years accompanied by his mother on piano. Fred...
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Clyde Eugene "Gene" Storner

January 14, 1945 - August 1, 2018

Clyde Eugene "Gene" Storner, age 73, passed away on Wednesday August 1, 2018. He was born on January 14, 1945 to Clyde Storner and Norma Weeden in Madison. Gene married Darlene Rhode on July 15, 1989. Gene served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a bus driver for Kobussen and Riteway Leasing, and was an office manager for McDermott Pumps. Gene had great passion for life, he was a loving...
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Ethel R. Rademacher

April 27, 1925 - July 26, 2018

Ethel Rita Rademacher, age 93, passed away on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at Prairie Gardens Assisted Living in Sun Prairie. She was born in Waunakee, April 27, 1925 and was the daughter of Casper and Mary (Acker) Klein. She married Richard J Rademacher on November 15, 1945 at St. John's Catholic Church in Waunakee. Ethel was a farmer's wife. Richard and Ethel started farming in Morrisonville,...
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Ruth E. Hanley

April 30, 1918 - July 18, 2018

Ruth E. Hanley passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 in Sun Prairie. She was born April 30, 1918 in the Town of Bristol to Henry and Rose (Dushack) Stier. She married Arthur Hanley on June 22, 1940. Ruth graduated from Sacred Hearts High School, and was a member of St. Ann's Altar Society. She was employed at Hanley Implement during the early years. She is survived by her children Thomas ...
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Thomas R. Knorr

October 15, 1948 - July 16, 2018

Thomas Robert Knorr, age 69 and born on October 15, 1948 passed away peacefully on Monday, July 16, 2018, at AGrace Hospice Center in Janesville. Tom was a lifelong resident of Sun Prairie and known to many as an avid sports fan and card player. Tom enjoyed coaching from the sidelines at the Home Talent games. He also played cards regularly at area establishments in Sun Prairie, Bristol and...
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Cory James Barr

February 28, 1984 - July 10, 2018

Cory James Barr, age 34, died in the line of duty, for Sun Prairie Fire Department, on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. He was born on February 28, 1984 to Jack and Janet (Baker) Barr. He married Abby Dieckman on September 22, 2012 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Sun Prairie. Cory was the owner of Barr House, a realtor with Keller Williams (Barr Realty), a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, attended...
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Lila Clark

July 4, 2018

Lila G. Clark age 84, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt passed away in Sun Prairie on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. She was born on October 10, 1933 in Huntsville, AL to William and Nellie (Farrow) Taylor. She married Herman Clark in 1953 in Pascagoula, MS. She is survived by her 4 children, Fred (Jill), Timothy (Dona), Jim (Jane), and Nancy; a brother Larry (Marie) Taylor; 9...
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Owen Snyder

June 29, 2018

Janesville – Owen Snyder, Jr., age 88, passed away on June 29, 2018 at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital – Janesville. He was born in Center Township, Footville, WI on November 11, 1929, the son of Owen and Viona (Wilkins) Snyder. Holding down a full-time job at General Motors for 48 years didn't give Owen Jr. much time for pursuing his passion of racing, but he used a little sleight of hand...
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Dorothy Schey

June 29, 2018

Dorothy Ann (Offerdahl) Schey, age 90 passed away at Oakwood Village East in Madison on Friday, June 29, 2018. She was born on April 3, 1928, the fifth of eight children born to Percy and Eda (Furseth) Offerdahl in rural Stoughton. She was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church Stoughton, where she served as Sunday school teacher for several years. She was a graduate of Stoughton High...
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Frank Bontly

June 28, 2018

Frank W. Bontly, age 72, passed away on June 28, 2018 at Mercy Hospital, Janesville. He was born in Janesville, WI on November 20, 1945, the son of William and Elizabeth (Crosbie) Bontly. Frank married Lisa Michalak on October 10, 1992, and the couple shared 25 years together. Frank graduated from Janesville High School in 1964, and received a B.A from Milton College in 1968. He went on to...
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Linda E. Thompson

July 14, 1947 - June 17, 2018

Linda E. Thompson, age 70, passed away from lung disease surrounded by her family at Agrace Hospice in Janesville on Sunday, June 17, 2018. She was born on July 14, 1947 to Arnold and Lillian (Nelsen) Seldal. She married Gary Thompson on August 26, 1967. Linda was a stay at home mom, while also running a daycare. She worked for the Village of Merrimac. She then worked at several manufacturing...
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Mary Jo Motl

June 4, 2018

Mary Jo Motl, age 82, passed away on Monday, June 4, 2018 at home, just four months after her metastatic cancer diagnosis. She was born on December 31, 1935, in Red Granite and was the daughter of George and Angeline (Tetzlaff) Kloster. She married Richard Motl on May 4, 1957 at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church in Sun Prairie. She moved to Sun Prairie as a young girl so her father could work for his...
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Julie Lynn Meixner

April 2, 1959 - June 3, 2018

Julie Lynn Meixner (née Pearce), of Sun Prairie, WI, passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2018, surrounded by friends and family at UW Hospital in Madison, WI. Julie was 59-years-old. Julie was a fun-loving person, known as the life of the party by her close friends and family. Her contagious laugh, propensity for living life to the fullest, and loving soul will live on in her children and...
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Jason J. Amoriello

August 30, 1973 - May 29, 2018

Jason J. Amoriello, age 44, passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. He was born on August 30, 1973, to Richard and Patricia (Dunneboil) Amoriello in Cudahy, WI. Jason was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was also a movie fanatic who enjoyed his movie weekends with his daughter. He is survived by his daughter Alivia; Alivia's mother Lori; his parents; brothers and sisters...
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Jeannette D. Fugina

December 23, 1919 - May 21, 2018

Jeannette D. Fugina (Nee Kezer) Passed away on May 21, 2018, at the age of 98. Beloved wife of the late John R. Fugina, dear Mother of Jean (Michael) Harrass, John Jr. (Pamela), Margaret (Charles) Potts, Marcia (Dennis) Williams, Teresa (Cameron) Harjung, and Michelle Rogan. She is also survived by 13 Grandchildren, 9 Great Grandchildren, other relatives and many friends. She was a Veteran of...
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Jerry Lamb

May 15, 2018

Jerry L. Lamb, age 76, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, on Tuesday May 15, 2018 at Veterans Hospital in Madison. Jerry was born in Alton, IL on January 31, 1942 to John and Myrtle (Ewin) Lamb. He married LaVonne Larson on June 15, 1963 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Sun Prairie. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War from 1966 to 1968. Jerry worked at Oscar...
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Lawrence "Larry" Ward

December 10, 1940 - May 10, 2018

Lawrence R. Ward, age 77, passed away on Thursday May 10, 2018 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. Larry was born at home in Waterloo on December 10, 1940 to Howard and Lucille Ward. He was a Waterloo native to his adult years, then relocated to Marshall in 1984. He leaves behind his wife Rose Ann Ward of 33 years. He was blessed with 2 daughters, Arlette Ward (Chris Neff), Beaver Dam, and...
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Geraldine Bremseth

May 5, 2018

Geraldine R. Bremseth, age 87 passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2018 At Meriter Hospital in Madison. She married Dean Bremseth he preceded her in death. She was born on February 9, 1931 in Madison and was the daughter of Ivan and Anne (Alderson) Davis. She loved Fishing and Bingo. She is survived by her 4 children Mae Ann Melanowski, Diane Bulthuis, Dawn Bremseth and Ann Martinez; many...
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Gerald "Helgy" Helgeland

May 4, 2018

Gerald C. "Helgy" Helgeland, age 56 passed away on Friday, May 4, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on May 19, 1961 in Madison and was the son of Kenneth and Carmen (Helgestad) Helgeland. He married his soulmate and love of his life Patti Bultman on May 22, 1982 at St. John's Lutheran in Madison. In 1986 together Jerry and Patti built a home in Cottage Grove on the family...
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Ronald "Ronnie" Tuschen

August 15, 1942 - April 22, 2018

Ronald W. "Ronnie" Tuschen, age 75, died on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at home due to complications from a stroke. He was born on August 15, 1942. His parents were Arsenius (Zeno) and Sara (Weisensel) Tuschen. Ronnie was a lifelong member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, East Bristol. He attended St Joseph's Grade School and Sun Prairie High School. Ronnie and Kathleen (Weisman) were married on...
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Lois J. Martineau

June 28, 1932 - April 17, 2018

Lois J. Martineau (Zastrow), at age 85, was called home to peace with our Savior Jesus Christ on April 17,2018. Lois was born in St. Paul, MN to Theodore and Jeanette Martineau. Her older brother, Ronnie, and she went on many long walks with their mother through historical areas of the Twin Cities. Lois graduated from Central High School, and then took classes at the Univ. of MN. She worked...
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Richard E. Dary

May 10, 1931 - April 16, 2018

Richard Edward Dary, Sr., 86, died peacefully Monday, April 16, 2018, at home with his family surrounding him in love. He was born on May 10, 1931 to William and Marie (Kruse) Dary. He married Marion E. (Evert) Dary on May 22, 1954. Richard served from 1948 to 1952 as a naval seaman. He was involved in active duty aboard the USS Iowa and the USS Manchester during the Korean War. In 2016,...
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LeRoy J.W. Altenburg

July 10, 1933 - April 12, 2018

LeRoy J.W. Altenburg age 84, passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2018. He was born on July 10, 1933 in Poynette to Fredrick and Esther (Krier) Altenburg. LeRoy served in the U.S. Navy, aboard the USS Sigourney 643, during the Korean War from 1952 to 1956. He worked as a crane operator and a member of I.U. of O.E. Local 139 since 1958. LeRoy is survived by nephew's, Ray and Danny (Diane)...
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Bernice Motl

April 7, 2018

Bernice E. Motl age 94, passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2018, surrounded by her loving family at St. Mary's Hospital. She was born on March 3, 1924 in Sun Prairie and was the daughter of Henry and Eleanor (Breunig) Duschack. Bernice met and married Aloys Motl and made their home in Sun Prairie. She raised her family and in later years worked for Wisconsin Porcelain Co. Bernice is...
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Randi Remus Rice

April 6, 2018

Randi L. (Remus) Rice, age 60 passed away unexpectedly at her home on Friday, April 6, 2018. She was born in Fort Atkinson on May 21, 1957 and was the daughter of Shirley and Ed Remus. She attended school at Sun Prairie and graduated in 1975. Randi retired from American Family Insurance in 2011 she also worked part time at Perkins restaurant and most recently Piggly Wiggly in Cottage Grove. ...
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Lloyd J. Renz

January 17, 1928 - March 26, 2018

Lake Mills/Madison—Lloyd J. Renz, (Harley Davidson Lloyd), age 90, passed away on Monday, March 26, 2018 at the Fort Atkinson Hospital. He was born on January 17, 1928 and was the son of George and Helen (Benisch) Renz. He served in the United States Army in Germany followed by 45 years of employment at Oscar Mayer followed by an active retirement, racking up tens of thousands of miles on his...
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Danny Crain

March 24, 2018

Danny L. (Dan) Crain, age 68 died on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison due to heart complications. He was born on May 27, 1949 in Springfield, TN to James and Emojean (Inman) Crain. He was the oldest of 5 children. Dan moved to Wisconsin to attend the Diesel Driving School where he met his future wife. He married Mary Tuschen on March 17, 1973 in Sun Prairie. He is...
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Robert J. Mundt

September 27, 1947 - March 23, 2018

Robert J. Mundt, age 70, passed away on Friday, March 23, 2018 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. He was born on September 27, 1947 to Harold and Doris (Tennant) Mundt. He married Donna Mae Burrow on March 27, 1971 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lake Mills. Bob graduated from Sun Prairie High School in 1965. He farmed most of his life, served in the Army Reserve National Guard, and most...
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Betty Skrenes

March 18, 2018

Betty W. Skrenes, age 96, passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2018, in Kenosha. She was born on April 17, 1921 the adopted daughter of Vivian and Anna Waldref of Leeds, Wisconsin. She was a long time resident of Sun Prairie and won numerous prizes for her Rosemaling. She is survived by three sons; Norman (Peg) of Meridianville, AL, Neal (Andrea) and Noel (Elaine) both of Tampa, FL, two...
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Jacob E, Schiess

March 16, 2018

Jacob E. Schiess, age 89, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, March 16, 2018, in Sun Prairie. He was born on September 11, 1928, to Jake and Frieda (Aeschliman) Schiess in the Town of Windsor. He married Donna Marie Blaschka on April 24, 1954 at Sacred Hearts Church in Sun Prairie. He was a veteran of the Army during the Korean War. Jake worked as a carpenter. He was a...
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LaVerne R.L. Tjugum

March 16, 2018

LaVerne R. Tjugum, age 86, passed away on Friday, March 16, 2018, in Madison. He was born on August 20, 1931 in the Town of Bristol to Oscar and Emma (Weigen) Tjugum. LaVerne married Beverly Morrick in Sun Prairie. He farmed his entire life in the Sun Prairie area. He is survived by his wife; 3 children Dennis (Linda), Jamie (Kim), and Michael; 7 grandchildren Matthew (Susanne), Jessica ...
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Patricia "Pat" Kennedy

December 21, 1946 - March 16, 2018

Patricia "Pat" Kennedy, age 71, entered God's loving arms on Friday, March 16, 2018, due to complications of cancer. She was born on December 21, 1946 to Alessio and Mary (Mizia) Salerno in Chicago, IL. Pat married her beloved husband and best friend Jack on December 24, 1968 in Chicago, IL. Pat was a loving caring person who provided great support, love and wisdom to her family and clients...
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Robert H. Thomas

March 12, 2018

Robert H. Thomas, age 93, passed away on Monday, March 12, 2018, in Sun Prairie. He was born on October 30, 1924 to Adolph and Gertrude (Balzer) Thomas in the Town of Burke. Bob attended Sun Prairie High School while he and his mother farmed as his dad was bed ridden. He owned his own milk truck for many years. In the 50's he worked for the Sun Prairie Police Department part time. He then...
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Kenneth Ebert

March 6, 2018

Kenneth J. Ebert, passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 having surpassed his goal of living to 88 2/3 years. He was born on May 23, 1929 in the Town of Hampden, the son of Oscar and Loretta (Doleshaw) Ebert. Ken worked as a farmer for over 75 years. His greatest passion was dancing. With his brother he attended all the community dances he could. He was most proud of dancing on John Schermerhorn...
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Esther Speropulos

March 4, 2018

Esther M. Speropulos, age 89, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at her home in Sun Prairie. She was born on October 8, 1928 to John and Victoria (Koniak) Stromski in Benald, Illinois. She attended St. Bernard's Catholic School from 2nd through 8th grade. Esther graduated from Madison East High School. She married John Speropulos on October 30, 1947 at St. Bernard Catholic Church...
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Ronald Lee Gherke

May 22, 1952 - February 20, 2018

Ronald L Gherke, age 65, passed away peacefully on Tuesday February 20, 2018 at home. He was born to Marlin and Evelyn (Kwapnioski) Gherke in Omaha, Nebraska on May 22, 1952. Ron married Karla Haarklau on May 29, 2009 in Sun Prairie. Ron was a perfectionist who loved enhancing things, boating, camping, NASCAR, watching westerns, Badgers, keeping his car spotless, and Korbel and diet Pepsi with...
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Cindy Weisensel

February 13, 2018

Cindy L. Weisensel, age 60, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at her home in Sun Prairie. She was born on April 23, 1957 in Columbus, and was the daughter of Russell and Phyllis (Scheel) Frentzel. She married Dean Weisensel on June 11, 1977 at Sacred Hearts Church in Sun Prairie. Cindy worked for 40 years at GTE, Verizon, Frontier, and Steve's Wholesale. She enjoyed...
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Gladys Bultman

February 13, 2018

Gladys M. Bultman, age 87, died on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. She was born on April 3, 1930 to Michael and Frances (Kelly) Bingham. She married Floyd Bultman on April 14, 1951 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Madison. Gladys and Floyd farmed their whole married life. Gladys took great pride in her family. She was always there to offer support in anyway...
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Keith M. Johnson

March 26, 1936 - January 30, 2018

Keith "Ole" Johnson, age 81, passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at his home in Sun Prairie. He was born on March 26, 1936 in Cottage Grove County and was the son of Louis and Grace (Snook) Johnson. He married Sandra Chicanich on November 14, 1964 in Wisconsin Dells. Keith spent 4 years in Japan while serving in the in the U.S. Army. He is survived his wife; 2 children, Heidi Johnson...
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Janet Suchomel

January 26, 2018

Janet F. Suchomel, age 90, passed away on Friday, January 26, 2018at Hyland Crossing in Sun Prairie. She was born on January 16, 1928 in Columbia County and was the daughter of Joseph and Celia (Haberman) Weisman. She married Rudy Suchomel on June 4, 1946 in Iowa City, Iowa. They were married for 70 years. Janet worked for many years for the Wisconsin Cheeseman, loved going to watch Rudy play...
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Walter Seltzner

January 24, 2018

Walter Seltzner, age 86, passed away on January 24, 2018 at his home in the Town of Bristol. He was born September 3, 1931 in the Town of Bristol to Edward and Helen (Link) Seltzner. He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law Dottie and Roger Leclaire; a sister-in-law Elaine Seltzner; and many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister and brother-in-law...
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Jesse R. Faber

July 22, 1996 - January 16, 2018

Jesse R. Faber, age 21, passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. He was born on July 22, 1996, in Columbus and was the son of Daniel Faber and April (Kasuboske) Faber. Jesse was big hearted adventurous person, with a contagious smile and real zest for life. He loved having fun with his family and friends, fishing, hiking, camping and hunting. Jesse also attended Marshall High School. He is...
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John Trepes

January 16, 2018

John J. Trepes, age 85, passed away with his family at his side on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at HospiceCare in Fitchburg. He was born on October 19, 1932 in Kendall and was the son of Frank and Margaret (Sweeney) Trepes. He married Dorothy O'Dell on May 26, 1956 in Mauston. John served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954 in Germany. He worked for Mertens Transport and Gilman Truck & Equip. as a...
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Eleanor Weisensel

January 14, 2018

Sun Prairie Eleanor E. Weisensel, age 96, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018, at St Mary's Hospital in Madison. She was born on July 10, 1921, in Columbus and was the daughter of John and Minnie (Derr) Prosser. She married Ralph Weisensel on August 12, 1941, in Columbus. She loved working with Lawn and Garden Care. She worked for Ralph's Seed and Feed, Hanley Hardware and Dorn Hardware...
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Shirley Jesberger

January 4, 2018

Shirley A. Jesberger, age 82, passed away quietly on Thursday, January 4, 2018. She was born on May 24, 1935 and was a lifelong resident of Sun Prairie. She had been living at Tall Grass Assisted Living. She was married to Leon Jesberger on May 14, 1955 and had a daughter a year later. They ran a fuel oil distribution business for 35 years. Shirley later worked in a number of different jobs,...
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Dorothy Ann Haynes

September 27, 1926 - January 4, 2018

Dorothy A. Haynes, age 91, passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2018, at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. She was born on September 27, 1926, in West Allis to Wilfred and Lillian (Straus) Van Ert. Dorothy is survived by her children Christine (Richard) Sonnenberg, Linda (Steve) Howard, Richard (Sharon) Haynes, and Jennifer (Michael) Rufflo; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 3...
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Hazel Lee

December 13, 2017

Hazel D. Lee, age 99 died on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at the Columbus Hospital. She was born on November 6, 1918 in the Town of Hampden, and was the daughter of Lewis and Hilda (Lerdahl) Ihland. She married Ernest Lee on December 16, 1935. Hazel enjoyed gardening, baking, cooking, fishing, quilting and church activities. She was a hard worker especially when it came to raising tobacco....
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Robert Grady

December 4, 2017

Robert J. Grady, age 74, passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017, in Sun Prairie. He was born on September 13, 1943, in Madison to Edward and Hazel (Byrne) Grady. He married Sandra Clark on May 15, 1965 at Sacred Hearts Church. Bob was a longtime employee of RESCO. He was also a member of Sacred Hearts Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Sun Prairie Lions Club and Sacred Hearts Cemetery...
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Robert "Smitty" Smith

September 2, 1928 - November 29, 2017

Robert "Smitty" W. Smith, age 89, passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at his home. He was born on September 2, 1928 in Madison. He married his wife of 67 years Cleo Haberman on October 28, 1950 at Sacred Hearts Church. He was assistant parts manager at Gilomen Truck and Equipment, and parts manager for McFarland Parts and Service/ Midwest Trailer Sales. He is survived by his wife...
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Charles D. Varco

August 18, 1947 - November 25, 2017

Charles "Charlie" D. Varco, age 70, passed away on Saturday November 25, 2017 at UW Hospital with his wife Sue at his side. He braved a very long struggle battling his diagnosis of Mantle Cell Lymphoma and Multiple Myeloma since last March. Charlie was born to Charles and Elizabeth (Angle) Varco in LaCrosse on August 18, 1947. He graduated from Center High School in 1965 and attended...
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Kenneth J. Miller

March 1, 1934 - November 19, 2017

Kenneth J. Miller, age 83, passed away peacefully with his wife by his side on Sunday, November 19, 2017, at his home in Sun Prairie. He was born on March 1, 1934 in the Town of Rantoul, WI to the late Lenard and Frieda (Wollersheim) Miller. On July 25, 1953, Ken married the love of his life Maureen Reimer. He is survived by her and their seven children. Ken was a farmer in his early years,...
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Betty Lou Haberman

May 22, 1938 - November 15, 2017

Betty Lou Haberman, age 79, passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at the Willows Nursing Home in Sun Prairie. She was born on May 22, 1938, in Columbus, and was the daughter of Allie and Beulah (Marshall) Meservy. Betty loved her family, playing pool, scratch off lottery tickets and collecting angels. She is survived by her children Roxanne (Ernest "Tex") Jones, Brenda (Terry) Yonkie,...
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Cindy L. Yelk

August 5, 1967 - November 8, 2017

Cindy L. Yelk, age 50, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at St. Mary's ER in Sun Prairie. She was born on August 5, 1967, in Monroe, and was the daughter of Oscar and Norma (Zettle) Olson. She married Douglas Yelk on September 12, 1992, at St. Victor's Catholic Church in Monroe. Cindy grew up near Browntown on the family farm. She was a graduate of Monroe High School,...
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Lorna L. Bruce

March 5, 1947 - November 4, 2017

Lorna L. Bruce, devoted partner and special sister went peacefully to be with the angels on Saturday, November 4, 2017. Lorna was born in Richland Center to Oscar and Mary (Kolash) Bruce on March 5, 1947. Lorna loved her Packers, motorcycle rides with Jeff, and tending her houseplants. She graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1965. She worked for the State of Wisconsin in the Department...
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Brenda Dushack

November 3, 2017

Brenda P. Dushack, age 72, died on Friday, November 3, 2017 at her home. She was born on October 2, 1945 in Brooklyn, New York. She married James Dushack on November 2, 1963. Brenda worked at American Family Insurance in Madison for 25 years and at Target Madison East for 15 years. She is survived by her husband James of Sun Prairie. 4 children, Dobie and Diane Dushack, both of Sun Prairie,...
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Dale Wagner

November 3, 2017

Dale Wagner, age 54, died on Friday, November 3, 2017 unexpectedly at his home. He was born on February 5, 1963 in Madison and was the son of Bernard "Poppy" and Dorothy (Fredenberg) Wagner. Dale worked for Wentworth Motors in Sun Prairie for 15 years before opening his own business Wagner Bros. Trucking with his brother Danny which they ran successfully for 20 years. Dale was the rock of the...
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Shirley J. Fehrman

September 27, 1930 - November 2, 2017

Shirley J. Fehrman, age 87, died on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Prairie Gardens in Sun Prairie. She was born on September 27, 1930 to Melvin and Florence (Kreier) Kroetz. She married Shirewood "Moe" Fehrman on July 15, 1953 at Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church. Shirley enjoyed embroidery, cross stitching, fishing, gardening and was an avid Packer fan. She is survived by her 4 children, Carol...
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Betty A. Gullickson

April 19, 1939 - October 31, 2017

Betty A. Gullickson, age 78 died from end stage COPD at her daughter's home on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. She was born on April 19, 1939 in Kentucky, and was the daughter of Bill and Marcella (Delaney) Johns. She married Alvin "Chip" Gullickson on February 14, 1980 She is survived by her daughters, Cheryl Amato of Florida, Susan (Steve) Lawson of DeForest; Rachel (Matt) Holscher of Rio, 10...
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William Lux

October 24, 2017

William Edward Lux II passed away from complications of Parkinson's disease on October 24th, 2017. He was born in Chicago on February 28, 1935 to Vera (Miller) and William Edward Lux. William grew up in Chicago and started his own auto body repair shop. In 1978, he moved his business to Fort Atkinson where he purchased a bar and campground on Blackhawk Island along the Rock River. This became a...
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Dorothy Wagner

October 20, 2017

Dorothy Mae Wagner, age 86, died on Friday, October 20, 2017 at Agrace Hospice in Fitchburg. She was born on May 14, 1931 to John and Leona (Doleshaw) Fredenberg and was one of nine children. She married Bernard "Poppy" Wagner on May 3, 1950. Dorothy worked for General Casualty Insurance (QBE) for 20 years and part-time at Herremans Supper Club for close to 30 years. She loved working with...
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Sylvia E. Drunasky

May 18, 1919 - October 18, 2017

Sylvia E. Drunasky, age 98, passed away at her home on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. She was born in Marshall on May 18, 1919 and was the daughter of William and Edith (Knapton) Ehlenfeldt. She married John Drunasky on June 30, 1937 in Marshall. She moved to her farm at age 19 and became a farm wife. She is survived by her children Nancy (Eugene) Zeman, Priscilla (Thomas) Tuschen, John (Rose...
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Janet L. Hoiby

March 16, 1937 - October 7, 2017

Janet L. Hoiby, age 80, passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. She was born on March 16, 1937 in Milford and was the daughter of Arnold and Edna (Kelch) Ottow. She married Clifford Hoiby on March 24, 1956. Janet was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Janet worked a wide variety of jobs mostly Gaylord Catering. She enjoyed casinos,...
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Evedeen Ann Hahn

September 15, 1930 - October 4, 2017

Evedeen A. Hahn, age 87, passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. She was born on September 15, 1930, in the Town of Medina to Charles and Lillian (Knapton) Hahn. She worked at Wisconsin Porcelain for 46 years. She is survived by her twin daughters, Sonja and Wanda and many cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents. A Funeral Service will be held...
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Ann Tuschen

September 13, 2017

Ann Tuschen, age 67, died on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Agrace Hospice from lung cancer. She was born Sept 17, 1949 and was the daughter of Ervin and Martha (Weisensel) Tuschen. She is survived by brothers, Greg (Diane) Connelly, Matt (Linda) Tuschen, Mike Tuschen (Tina Lodding) many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a twin brother...
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Marlin Weisensel

September 9, 2017

Marlin B. Weisensel, age 77, died on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at his home in Pardeeville. He was born on July 18, 1940 in Sun Prairie and was the son of Edwin and Mabel (Thomaschaske) Weisensel. He married Judith King on July 26, 1958 at Sacred Hearts in Sun Prairie He is survived by his wife Judy; children; Connie (Ricky) Wolf of Waterloo, Lori Meister of Deerfield, Diane (Todd)...
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Robert Gaumont

September 8, 2017

SUN PRAIRIE - Robert E. Gaumont (Bob), age 59, passed away after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Bob beat the odds and survived for three years after his stage 4 diagnosis; he was incredibly strong. Bob was born in Washington D.C. on December 2nd, 1957. He is leaving behind his incredible wife of 38 years, Paula Gaumont, his children Kristin Gaumont, Laura (Dustin) Sonday, and Brian (Laura)...
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Gerald Kreitinger

September 8, 2017

Gerald J. Kreitinger, age 68, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Friday, September 8, 2017. He was born in Dickinson, North Dakota on August 23, 1949 and was the son of James and Emelia (Duletski) Kreitinger. He married Jean Feiter on April 26, 1980 at St. Paul's in Madison. He worked for 37 years for Northwest Airlines and retired in 2004. He was also a 3rd Degree member of the Knights...
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Clara Anderson

September 8, 2017

Clara B. Anderson, age 88, passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017 at Sun Prairie Health Care Center. She was born on December 3, 1928 in Mosinee to Arthur and Eva (Akey) Clark. She was married to James Nelson, then later married Earl Anderson, who she was with until his passing. Clara lived in Wisconsin Rapids, Waterloo, Portage, and most recently in Sun Prairie. She worked at Central...
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Constance Hooser

September 3, 2017

Connie J. Hooser, age 69, passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at U.W. Hospital in Madison. She was born on October 14, 1947 in New Castle, IN and was the daughter of Edward and Marjorie (Williams) Burke. She married Donald Hooser on May 4, 1968 in Richfield. During her time, Connie and Don and family enjoyed camping and traveling extensively in Yellowstone, Smokey Mountains, Grand Canyon...
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Kellan Meinke

August 28, 2017

Kellan C. Meinke, age 6, passed away on Monday, August 28, 2017, at home in his mother's arms surrounded by family after a long illness. Though his entire 6 years were filled with sickness and pain, his superhero perseverance and strength never failed to shine through. He was born in Watertown on February 11, 2011 and was the son of Jesse and Vanessa (Van Boxtel) Meinke. He is survived by his...
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Janet Weisensel

August 27, 2017

Janet Elizabeth (Hansen) Weisensel, age 58, entered her eternal home on Sunday, August 27, 2017 after a short battle with cancer. She was surrounded by a large loving family. Janet was born May 2, 1959 in Chicago to Ralph and Elizabeth Hansen. She graduated from Hammond Indiana High School in 1977 and attended Indiana University and Concordia University. Janet's greatest passion was her...
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Melvin Wayne Johnson

March 7, 2017 - August 25, 2017

Melvin W. Johnson, age 83 died on Friday, August 25, 2017 at Meriter Hospital in Madison. He was born March 7, 1934 in Joliet, IL to Albin and Mabel (Fields) Johnson. He married Celine Stadelhofer on June 4, 1994 at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church in Sun Prairie. Melvin worked at National Distillery for many years. He also worked at Quality Machining in Waunakee. Melvin also ushered for UW...
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Eugene Skrenes

August 17, 2017

Eugene L. Skrenes, age 89, passed away on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at the Sun Prairie Health Care Center. He was born on January 30, 1928 in Madison and was the son of Leonard and Violet (Finger) Skrenes. Gene graduated from Sun Prairie High School in 1945. He played in the Roger Holten Twilighters Dance Band for 25 years. He also worked for Conrad's and Sentry Grocery for almost 60 years. ...
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Adeline Punswick

August 15, 2017

Adeline B. Punswick, age 102, passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at the Sun Prairie Health Care Center. She was born on May 1, 1915 in the Town of Hampden and was the daughter of Ole and Caroline Gilbertson. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and a lifetime member of the Spring Prairie Lutheran Church. She graduated from Rio High School in 1933. She married Sidney...
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JoAnn Achammer

August 15, 2017

JoAnn Achammer, age 74, passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at the Willows Nursing Home in Sun Prairie. She was born in Madison on March 27, 1943 and was the daughter of William and Angela (Schey) Achammer. She worked for the State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation for over 30 years. She is survived by 2 sisters, Jeaneen (Richard) Lettman of Fitchburg, Susan (Charles) Varco of...
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Peter William Wright

November 16, 1973 - July 24, 2017

Peter William Wright, age 43, passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017 at his home in Sun Prairie. He was born in Milwaukee on November 16, 1973, to William and Pamela (Chmiel) Wright. Peter graduated from Sun Prairie High School in 1992 and also graduated from U.W. Whitewater with a degree in Communications. He served in the U. S. Navy. He worked as a disc jockey for various Wisconsin radio...
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Robert Graf

July 21, 2017

Robert A. Graf, age 82, passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017, in his home. He was born on December 24, 1934, in Fond du Lac. He married Darlene (Berndt) Graf on May 27, 1967, at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church in Oshkosh. He worked as a chemical analyst for Hazelton Laboratories. Bob, as he was affectionately known to most, loved his wife and family dearly. His commitment to his wife endured...
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June P. Dahl

June 2, 1926 - July 19, 2017

June P. Dahl, age 91 passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. She was born on June 2, 1926 in Batavia, Illinois to John and Mabel (Anderson) Wanhagen. She married Donald Dahl on December 29, 1946 at First Lutheran Church in Stoughton. June is survived by her daughter Gloria Read; grandchildren John (Heidi) Smithe, and Sara (Jim) Scott; great...
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David C. Read

April 24, 1944 - June 21, 2017

David C. Read, age 73 passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at his home in Stoughton. He was born on April 24, 1944 in Hampshire Illinois to Percy and Thelma (Halbmaier) Read. He is survived by his wife Gloria; 3 children Michael (Angie) Read, John (Heidi) Smithe and Sara (Jim) Scott; 4 grandchildren Isabelle and Saxon Read and Hope and Tristan Scott; sisters Pat Fagan, Shirley ...
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Donna Jean Woerpel

April 8, 1933 - June 21, 2017

Donna J. Woerpel, age 84, passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Waunakee Manor. Donna was born in Madison on April 8, 1933 to Harry and Martha (Weigen) Hanson. She married Kenneth Woerpel on October 10, 1959 and was a lifelong resident of Sun Prairie. Early on she worked as a switchboard operator at Gisholt, but her primary focus was a homemaker and raising her family. She enjoyed...
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Daron Patrick Flatt

March 15, 1969 - June 19, 2017

Daron Patrick Flatt, age 48 passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 19, 2017 at his home. He was born on March 15, 1969 in Gulfport, Mississippi. He was the son of Maj. Bryan and Elizabeth (Page) Flatt. He worked as a computer engineer and was an accomplished musician and pianist. He is survived by his daughter Samatha Elizabeth; his mother Elizabeth; 2 brothers, William (Grace), Sydney ...
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Alfonso "Al" Greco

December 9, 1964 - June 12, 2017

Alfonso "Al" S. Greco, age 52, passed away on Monday, June 12, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. He was born on December 9, 1964 in Springfield, IL to Dominic and Margaret (Ryan) Greco. He married Sherry Leipart on December 7, 1985 at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church in Sun Prairie. Alfonso proudly owned Limo One Limousine Service for 22 years. He was currently the Cottage Grove Lions...
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