Our Obituaries

William J. "Bill" Haag

June 16, 1923 - October 21, 2014

Dodgeville – William J. Haag, age 91, of Dodgeville, died on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Upland Hills Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Dodgeville. Bill was born June 16, 1923 in Perry Township to Albert and Mary (Sutter) Haag, He attended Spring Valley School and began farming in 1940. He married Ethel Mickelson at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Perry, WI. Bill and Ethel farmed in...
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Lawrence "Tom" Doyle

September 25, 1959 - October 18, 2014

Belmont / Mineral Point - Lawrence "Tom" Doyle, age 55, passed away on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at UW Hospital & Clinics in Madison. He was born on September 25, 1959 in Darlington the son of Lawrence and Marjorie (Baxter) Doyle. He graduated from Belmont High School in 1977 then enlisted in the U.S. Army National Guard from 1977 - 1983. He lived in Milwaukee for 30 years until moving to...
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Anthony "Tony" Mason

June 6, 1959 - October 12, 2014

Spring Green, WI - Anthony "Tony" Mason, age 55, of Spring Green, died unexpectedly on October 12, 2014. Tony was born on June 6,1959 to Vern and Rheta Mason. He grew up in Grand Forks, ND. He attended Red River High School where he took part in the theater and hockey. He graduated in 1976 then attended the University of North Dakota. Tony built his own contracting business before he...
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Janice E. Roh

September 24, 1951 - October 7, 2014

Dodgeville – Janice E. (Brennum) Roh, age 63, of Dodgeville passed away peacefully after a long illness with ALS on October 7, 2014 at Upland Hills Hospital in Dodgeville. She was born on September 24, 1951, the daughter of Morris and Lillian (Gerber) Brennum. She graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1969. Janice married Douglas Roh on May 1, 1971. Doug and Jan raised their family on...
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Barbara A. Erickson

December 25, 1933 - August 31, 2014

Dodgeville - Barbara A. "Barb" (Paull) Erickson, age 80, of Dodgeville passed away on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at Upland Hills Health Rehab Center in Dodgeville. She was born on December 25, 1933 at the General Hospital in Dodgeville, the daughter of Earl and Anne (Fitzsimons) Paull. She graduated from Ridgeway High School in 1952. Barb married her sweetheart Marvin Erickson on July 18,...
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Marjorie A. Dorner

August 19, 1924 - August 26, 2014

Linden – Marjorie A. (Marge) Dorner, age 90, of Linden, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. She celebrated her 90th birthday last week with her loving family. Marge was born August 19th, 1924 in Linden, WI, daughter of Herbert and Emma (Reger) Rule. She married Donald Severtson and later married William (Bill) Dorner and was blessed with 7...
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Jessica M. Lipska

September 19, 1985 - August 11, 2014

Dodgeville – The precious life of Jessica Marie Lipska ended unexpectedly on Monday, August 11, 2014 at the young age of 28. She was born on September 19, 1985 in Milwaukee, WI, a Dodgeville native who recently lived in Barneveld. She graduated from St. Joseph's Catholic Grade School in 2000, and Dodgeville High School in 2004. She attended Southwest Wisconsin Technical College for a...
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Devalynn Ann Mutert

July 29, 2014

Dodgeville - Devalynn Ann Mutert, of Dodgeville, daughter of Tylynn Miller and Kyle Mutert, was born still Tuesday, July 29, 2014. She was welcomed into heaven wrapped in the wings of her butterfly siblings. Devalynn is survived by her parents; her brother, Treyton Varsho-Mutert; her grandparents, Chuk and Tammy Symons, Kathy Gordon and Todd Deneen, Sr., D.J. and Tina Miller; her great...
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Monica A. Scheidegger Weier

May 4, 1933 - July 23, 2014

Ridgeway - Monica Ann Scheidegger Weier, age 81, of Ridgeway, passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Upland Hills Hospital in Dodgeville. Her sons and daughters were gathered at her bedside as she passed. Monica was born on May 4, 1933 in Dodgeville, WI to James T. and Helen (Blum) Ryan. She grew up on their farm in rural Ridgeway. Monica attended the Weier school and continued her...
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Linda Lou Rowe

August 22, 1947 - July 12, 2014

North Freedom / Dodgeville – Linda Lou Rowe, age 66,of North Freedom, formerly of Dodgeville, was guided home by our heavenly father on Saturday, July 12, 2014. Linda died suddenly in a tragic accident while volunteering at the Mid-Continent Railroad Museum in North Freedom, Wisconsin. She was born Linda Lou Starr on August 22, 1947. Linda grew up in the Spring Green valley and Dodgeville...
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Kathryn E. McGraw

August 11, 1922 - July 1, 2014

Ridgeway – Kathryn Brunker McGraw, age 91, of Ridgeway, passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Upland Hills Nursing & Rehab Center in Dodgeville, with her family by her side. Kay was born on August 11, 1922 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Dodgeville, to Emmett and Milly (Murty) Brunker. She had many happy memories of her early years growing up with her parents and four siblings. When Kay was...
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Lila Mae Branaugh

May 20, 1929 - June 27, 2014

Dodgeville – Lila Mae Branaugh, age 85, passed away on the afternoon of June 27, 2014. Lila was born in East Helena, Montana to Ignatius and Eleanor (Steele) Petek. She moved to Dodgeville, Wisconsin in 2001 and lived with her daughter. Before moving she was very involved in her community baking cookies for various organizations She is preceded in death by her husband Ray and her...
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Beatrice M. McDonald

February 7, 1923 - June 25, 2014

Dodgeville – Beatrice M. McDonald, age 91, of Dodgeville, passed away on June 25, 2014 at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Bea was born on February 7, 1923, the daughter of Herbert and Catherine Liegel. She attended and graduated from St. Luke's High School in Plain, WI. Bea worked at the Badger Ordinance during World War II. She married Joseph McDonald on February 19, 1946...
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Phyllis S. Carley

January 16, 1925 - June 20, 2014

Dodgeville – Phyllis S. Carley, age 89, of Dodgeville, passed away on Friday, June 20, 2014 at Bloomfield Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center. She was born on January 16, 1925 in Dodgeville, a daughter of the late Francis and Agnes (Stevens) Haley. On September 11, 1944, she married Erving Carley at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. He preceded her in death in 1978. Phyllis worked as a...
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Thomas A. U'Ren

June 1, 1923 - June 15, 2014

Dodgeville – Thomas Allen "Tom" U'Ren, age 91, of Dodgeville, passed away on Father's Day, Sunday, June 15, 2014 at CrestRidge Assisted Living in Dodgeville. Tom was born at home to Herbert U'Ren and Elizabeth (Thompson) U'Ren on June 1, 1923 in Blanchardville, WI. He graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1941 and immediately went to farming on the family farm north of Dodgeville, where...
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Bernadette M. "Dolly" Schulte

July 3, 1932 - June 8, 2014

Dodgeville – Bernadette M. "Dolly" Schulte, age 81, of Dodgeville, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, June 8, 2014, surrounded by her loved ones. Dolly was born on July 3, 1932 to Dwight and Genevieve (Reger) Stephens of Linden, WI. Dolly is survived by her husband, Jack; her children, Denny (Deb) Fingerson, Steve Fingerson, Sherry (Mark) James; her grandchildren, Farrah ...
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John B. Lind

October 3, 1941 - June 1, 2014

Dodgeville - John Bruce Lind, age 72, died at his home on June 1, 2014, just over a year after his brain tumor diagnosis. As always, he was surrounded by the family he loved so much. Born in Hibbing, Minnesota, October 3, 1941, he was raised in Southwest Minneapolis, moved to Billings, Montana for four years, and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelors of Science in business....
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Nellie Kiley DeLong

May 31, 2014

Dodgeville / Kenner, LA - Nellie Kiley De Long passed away on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at the age of 99. She was a native of Dodgeville, WI and a resident of Kenner for the last 52 years. She received her nursing degree from St. Francis School of Nursing, served as an Army nurse during W.W. II and subsequently as a civilian nurse until her retirement in 1985. Beloved wife of the late...
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Mary Lou Schroeder

August 16, 1928 - May 30, 2014

Dodgeville – Mary Lou Schroeder, age 85, of Dodgeville, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 30, 2014 at Crest Ridge Assisted Living and spent her last days with family around her. She was born on August 16, 1928 in Dodgeville, a daughter of the late John W. and Mary R. (Tredinnick) Davies. She graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1946. In 1946, she married Palmer Schroeder. He...
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James R. Odgers

April 17, 1940 - April 27, 2014

Dodgeville - James Richard Odgers, age 74, of Dodgeville, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, April 27, 2014. Jim was born on April 17, 1940, in Dodgeville to Gladys and Benny Odgers. He was a 1958 graduate of the Dodgeville High School. Jim met his wife, Mary Anne Miess, at the Dodgeville A & W in 1962. They wed in 1964 and have three children. Terri Odgers (Charley Rolli), Eric...
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Joseph B. Balk

May 23, 1927 - April 21, 2014

Dodgeville - Joseph B. Balk of Dodgeville, WI passed quietly at Siena Crest Assisted Living in Mineral Point, WI on April 21, 2014 at the age of 86. He was born of Joseph and Anna Balk on May 23, 1927 in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. During WWII he served as an amphibious vehicle instructor in Florida. After the war he returned to Prairie du Chien where in 1949 he married Mary Joan Polodna...
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Anthony J. "Tony" Miess

May 24, 1957 - April 17, 2014

Dodgeville – Anthony J. "Tony" Miess, age 56, of Dodgeville, passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at his home surrounded by family. Tony was born on May 24, 1957 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Dodgeville, a son of Robert and Betty (Miller) Miess. He graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1976, where he was part of the wrestling team and continued to follow his nephews' high school...
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Charles D. "Chuck" Davis

September 17, 1946 - April 14, 2014

Spring Green – Charles D. "Chuck" Davis, age 67, died unexpectedly at home on Monday, April 14, 2014. Chuck was born on September 17, 1946, in Stanley, Wisconsin, to Charles and Beverly (Clifton) Davis. Chuck grew up in Madison, attended East High and served in the Air Force from 1963 to 1965 as a Transportation Specialist. He spent 20 years at Springs Window Fashions in Middleton, WI. ...
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Charles R. "Chuck" Williams

July 8, 1925 - April 13, 2014

Dodgeville - Charles R. "Chuck" Williams, age 88 years young, of Dodgeville, left this earth to dance among the stars in his Heavenly home, at his daughter's home in Dodgeville on Sunday April 13 after a brief illness. Chuck was born on July 8, 1925 in Dodgeville to Russell and Blanche (Fine) Williams. He married Ione Van Epps on February 20, 1954 in a candlelight ceremony. They lovingly...
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Alyce M. Stapleton

March 23, 1945 - April 12, 2014

Linden – Alyce M. Stapleton, age 69, of Linden, passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. She was born on March 23, 1945 in Shullsburg, WI, a daughter of the late Frederick and Melissa (Dietzman) Butteris. She married Leo J. Stapleton in Dubuque, Iowa in 1966. He preceded her in death in 1970. She owned a cleaning service for many years and retired from...
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Don Arthur Johnsen

June 6, 1934 - March 25, 2014

Don Arthur Johnsen, 79, of Anchorage, Alaska, passed away peacefully late Tuesday evening on March 25, 2014 at University of Wisconsin Hospital, Madison, WI. He was born in Chicago, Ill. to Leroy and Helen Johnsen. He was predeceased by his brother, Glen in 1996 and his parents. Don will be missed by his two daughters and three sons: Donna Johnsen, Dodgeville, WI; Clifford Johnsen, Anchorage, AK;...
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Mildred C. Wolf

March 10, 1913 - March 13, 2014

Milwaukee - Mildred Caroline Wolf was born March 10, 1913 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She died at The Lutheran Home in Milwaukee on March 13, 2014. Mildred was a resident of Milwaukee her entire life. She grew up on Milwaukee's Southside, at the S. 38th Street location of her family home and family business, the Chas. G. Wolf Trucking Co. In 1943 she enlisted in the US military WAC corps. ...
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Lorraine E. Spence

October 10, 1918 - February 21, 2014

Hollandale - Lorraine Elizabeth Spence, age 95, of Hollandale, WI died on Friday, February 21, 2014 at Bloomfield Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Dodgeville. She was born on October 10, 1918 in Elderon, WI a daughter of Joseph and Antonette (Nettie) Halverson Monty, Jr. She attended St. Mary's Grade School and graduated from Bear Creek High School. Lorraine married Vernon R. Spence on...
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Gary E. Roh

August 24, 1942 - February 16, 2014

Dodgeville – Gary E. Roh, age 71, of Dodgeville, earned his Angel Wings on Sunday, February 16, 2014 from health complications. He was born on August 24, 1942, to Ed and Dollie Roh of Dodgeville. Gary's passions were the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers and the Wisconsin Badgers. He worked for many years at Lands' End in Dodgeville. Gary is survived by his mother, Dollie; his eight...
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Frederick L. Meudt

April 9, 1950 - February 15, 2014

Dodgeville – Frederick L. Meudt, age 63, of Dodgeville, died unexpectedly on Saturday, February 15, 2014. Fred was born on April 9, 1950 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Dodgeville, a son of the late Frederick W. and Marie (Hass) Meudt. He graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1968. He worked for Dodge-View Farm (Bob & Grayce Meudt) for over 35 years and then for Murn Tire & Tool for 8...
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James J. Ruppert

October 6, 1941 - February 8, 2014

Dodgeville – James Joseph Ruppert, age 72, of Dodgeville, died on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Upland Hills Nursing & Rehab Center in Dodgeville. Jim was born on October 6, 1941 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Dodgeville, a son of the late Joseph and Kathryn (Balk) Ruppert. He graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1959. He worked as a carpenter since 1962, working for Loy Construction (17...
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Gerald "Jerry" Ottoway

October 30, 1961 - February 6, 2014

Linden - Gerald (Jerry) Ottoway, age 52, of Linden, formally of Mineral Point, passed away on Thursday, February 6, after a short battle with cancer. Jerry was born on October 30, 1961 in Berlin, WI, to Jerome (Jerry) and Darlene (Bertz) Ottoway. Jerry graduated from Mineral Point High School in 1981. Jerry is survived by his wife, June, and his step-daughters, Sherrie (Chris) Hohler, Mineral...
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Laurie M. Ziebarth

August 29, 1958 - February 6, 2014

Arena – Laurie M. Ziebarth, age 55, of Arena, died on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at her home. She was born on August 29, 1958 in Dodgeville, a daughter of W. Elliott and Jean (Paynter) Brown. She graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1976 and also from U.W. – Madison. On June 23, 1979, she married David Ziebarth at the Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ in Dodgeville. ...
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Michael T. Porteous

August 23, 1968 - February 5, 2014

Dodgeville – Michael T. Porteous, age 45, of Dodgeville, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at University Hospital in Madison, with his wife and mother-in-law by his side. Mike was born on August 23, 1968 in Illinois to George and Shirley Porteous. He had spent most of his childhood in Illinois and later on moved to Dodgeville, where he had met Julie Hoffman. After...
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Florence Evelyn Ross

March 23, 1951 - February 3, 2014

Freeport, IL - Florence Evelyn Ross, 62, of Freeport, IL, died on February 3, 2014. Evelyn Ross, daughter of Robert Horsfall and Florence Crachey, loving Mother of Darren and Anita Ross, passed away on February 3rd after a series of illnesses. She is survived by her daughter Anita, son Darren and canine companions Romeo and Buddy. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, living in...
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Joy Yvonne Clark

February 17, 1937 - February 3, 2014

Dodgeville - Joy Yvonne Clark, 76, of Dodgeville passed away Monday, February 3 at home surrounded by her family. She was born February 17, 1937 in Melrose Park, IL to Erling and Ione Askevold. Joy had many jobs over the years, waitress, hostess, restaurant owner, but her two favorite jobs were mom and grandma. The thing her grandchildren say they will miss the most are her warm embracing...
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Sandra K. Jacobson

February 9, 1938 - January 31, 2014

Dodgeville - Sandra K. Jacobson, age 75 of Dodgeville, passed away unexpectedly at St Mary's Hospital in Madison on January, 31, 2014. She was born on February 9, 1938 in Hopkinton IA, a daughter of Paul and Philomena (Kertels) Gearhart. Sandra graduated as a registered nurse from the University of Nursing in Dubuque IA where she began working as registered nurse at Finley Hospital in...
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Douglas A. Halverson

August 12, 1962 - January 25, 2014

Rewey - Douglas (Doug) Allen Halverson, passed away on Sat. Jan.25, 2014. He was 51. He was born in Dodgeville Wisconsin, to Evelyn (Hildreth) and John Halverson. The youngest in the family, he joined older brother, Michael (Deb) Halverson , and sister Debra (Nate –David Thormann) on August 12,1962. Doug grew up in the Dodgeville area. He worked many years with his father and brother Mike...
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Carol T. Gilbertson

September 4, 1940 - January 24, 2014

Dodgeville – Carol T. Gilbertson, age 73, of Dodgeville, died peacefully on Friday, January 24, 2014 at her home, surrounded by her loving family after a brief illness. Carol was born on September 4, 1940 in Dodgeville, the daughter of Jerome and Anastasia (Powers) Brunker. She graduated from Ridgeway High School in 1958. She was united in marriage to Eugene R. Gilbertson on July 16, 1966...
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Charles E. Smart

November 25, 1944 - January 12, 2014

Dodgeville – Charles E. Smart, Sr., age 69, of Dodgeville, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at Bloomfield Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. He was born on November 25, 1944 in Hazel Green, WI, a son of the late James and Ida (Paquette) Smart. He was raised in Dodgeville and started working for Hennessey Livestock at age 14. He was a Dodgeville graduate Class of 1962 and...
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Betty J. Evans

March 11, 1930 - January 11, 2014

Dodgeville – Betty J. (McCluskey) Evans, age 83, of Dodgeville, passed away peacefully at Upland Hills Health Nursing & Rehab Center on Saturday, January 11, 2014 surrounded by her loving family following a brief battle with Chronic Heart Failure. She was born on March 11, 1930 the daughter of Edward and Helene (Heibel) McCluskey. She graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1948 and remained...
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L. Joan Heibel

June 26, 1927 - January 1, 2014

Dodgeville - L. Jo Ann Heibel, age 86, of Dodgeville, died on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville. Joan was born on June 26, 1927 in Independence, Missouri. She was the daughter of the late Edwin and Josephine (Urness) Reese. She was married to Dwayne Heibel, who preceded her in death in 1986. In addition to being a wonderful mother, Joan worked with her husband...
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Dennis Wayne Amble

August 16, 1945 - December 29, 2013

Ridgeway -Dennis Wayne Amble, age 68, of Ridgeway passed away after a brief illness on December 29, 2013 at VA Hospital in Madison. He was born in Dodgeville on August 16, 1945 the son of Joseph and Dorothy (Zemp) Amble. He attended Middlebury Grade School and graduated from Barneveld High School in 1963. He joined the US Air Force in 1963 serving in Okinawa, Viet Nam, Philippines and...
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Geraldine M. "Geri" Peterson

February 21, 1925 - December 24, 2013

Dodgeville – Geraldine M. "Geri" Peterson, age 88, of Dodgeville, passed away on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at Agrace HospiceCare in Madison. She was born February 21, 1925 in Dodgeville, a daughter of the late Frank and Pearl (Lawinger) Philipps. She was married to Vincent Peterson, who preceded her in death. Geri worked as a benefits specialist for Iowa County and was active with the...
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Leone I. Dalles

April 28, 1926 - December 22, 2013

Dodgeville - Leone I. Dalles, age 87, of Dodgeville, passed away on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville. Leone was born in Highland to Herman and Mary Pierick on April 28, 1926. She graduated from Highland High School as class valedictorian in 1944. On January 7, 1946, she and Bob Dalles became husband and wife, made their home in Dodgeville, and raised six...
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Genevieve I. "Gen" Donahue

December 25, 1917 - December 17, 2013

Dodgeville / LaCrosse – Genevieve I. "Gen" Donahue, age 97, of Dodgeville, formerly of LaCrosse, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at Bloomfield Healthcare & Rehab Center in rural Dodgeville. Gen was born December 25, 1917 in LaCrosse, a daughter of the late Mathias and Anna Spah. She graduated from Central High School in LaCrosse. She worked at Moen Photo and...
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Mary A. Singer

May 1, 1925 - December 12, 2013

Dodgeville - Mary A. Singer, age 88, of Dodgeville, peacefully went home to her Lord on Thursday, December 12, 2013. Mary was born in Dodgeville on May 1, 1925 the daughter of Julia (McCarthy) and Robert Moore. Mary was united in marriage to her adoring husband of 65 years, Charles W. (Bill) Singer, on June 5, 1948 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Dodgeville. Together they founded Singer...
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Harrietta V. Starr

April 14, 1931 - November 30, 2013

Mineral Point / Dodgeville – Harrietta V. Starr, age 82, of Mineral Point, formerly of Dodgeville, passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at the Mineral Point Care Center. She was born on April 14, 1931 in Clyde Township, Wisconsin, a daughter of the late Harry L. and Viola (Richardson) Rabuck. On October 12, 1946, she married Emerson Starr. He preceded her in death in 2001. They had...
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Patricia J. Grimm

May 29, 1935 - November 26, 2013

Dodgeville - Patricia Joyce Grimm, age 78, of Dodgeville, died peacefully on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 in Upland Hills Nursing and Rehab Center in Dodgeville, WI, surrounded by her loving family She was born in Dodgeville, WI on May 29, 1935 to Margaret (Ryan) and Elmer Olson. She was their devoted daughter and caregiver until they passed away. This taught her children how to care for...
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Mildred P. "Millie" Borne

December 7, 1928 - November 17, 2013

Dodgeville - Mildred Pauline Borne, age 84, of Dodgeville died peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Upland Hills Nursing & Rehab Center on Sunday, November 17, 2013. Mildred was born on December 7, 1928 in Cazenovia, Wisconsin, to Herbert and Katherine Hanko. She married the late Harry Borne on June 24, 1950, in Dodgeville, WI where they went on to raise their 12 children. Mildred...
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Berniece E. Aurit

March 9, 1924 - November 14, 2013

Dodgeville – Berniece Ellen Aurit, age 89, of Dodgeville, died with dignity on Thursday, November 14, 2013. Mom entered this world on March 9, 1924, one of three daughters born that day to William and Margaret Eustice of Rewey. She married Robert Aurit on April 27, 1946. She was known for her love of family, friends and farming. Her proudest accomplishments were her children and their...
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Henrietta Mae "Hankie" McCaulley

May 1, 1926 - November 14, 2013

Hollandale - Henrietta "Hankie" Mae McCaulley, age 87, of Hollandale passed away peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 surrounded by her children at the St. Mary's Care Center in Madison. Hankie was born on May 1, 1926 to Henry and Loretta (Dochnahl) Schaaf and was raised on the homestead farm in Mineral Point, WI. She graduated from Mineral Point High School, attended nurses training and...
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Janet L. Hess

August 13, 1935 - November 14, 2013

Dodgeville - Janet L. Hess, age 78, of Dodgeville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 14, 2013, at Bloomfield Manor in Dodgeville, WI surrounded by family. Janet was born on August 13, 1935 to Harold and Dorothy Pittz in Dodgeville, WI. She graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1953. After graduation she took a secretarial position for the Dodgeville School district this is where...
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Edward V. "Butch" Lease

February 12, 1947 - October 30, 2013

Dodgeville / Ridgeway – Edward V. "Butch" Lease, age 66, of Dodgeville, formerly of Ridgeway, passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at his home, surrounded by family and friends. He was born on February 12, 1947 in Dodgeville, a son of the late Edward and Virginia (Nolen) Lease. He served in the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam Era. Butch was a member of the Operating Engineers Local 139...
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Catherine Spellman Rindahl

April 30, 1920 - October 19, 2013

Oconomowoc – Catherine "Cathy" McSherry Spellman Rindahl, age 93, died on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Lake Country Landing, surrounded by her family. She is survived by her two daughters, Margaret Spellman Birdsell (Robert) and Mary Kay Spellman Gempeler (Henry); seven grandchildren, Rob Birdsell (Susie), Brian Birdsell (Kumiko), Susie Birdsell Steiner (Jason), Andrew Birdsell, Michael...
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Edward M. Blum

August 28, 1957 - October 3, 2013

Ridgeway - Edward M. Blum, age 56, of Ridgeway passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, October 3, 2013 while working in North Dakota. He was born on August 28, 1957 to Lawrence and Mavis (Peterson) Blum and raised in Cross Plains, WI with his three siblings. He married the love of his life, Barbara G. Weier on December 11, 1976 and they raised their three wonderful daughters while residing in...
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Alice M. Terrill

January 22, 1935 - September 5, 2013

Dodgeville - Alice M. Terrill, age 78, of Dodgeville, met her savior on Thursday, September 5, 2013, due to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on August 29, 2013. Alice was born on January 22, 1935 to Matthew and Myrtle (Crook) Brennan. She grew up on a farm on Brennan Road, where she still lived up until the time of her death. She graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1953. ...
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Eugene E. "Sully" Sullivan

May 7, 1942 - September 1, 2013

Barneveld – Eugene Edward Sullivan "Sully", age 71, of Barneveld, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother passed away after a courageous battle against cancer on Sunday September 1, 2013 at Agrace Hospice Care. Gene was born on May 7th, 1942, in Dodgeville to Edward and Darlene Sullivan. Gene graduated from Ridgeway Union High School in 1960. Gene married Faye...
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Judith A. Crook

June 28, 1946 - August 25, 2013

Dodgeville – Judith A. Crook, age 67, of Dodgeville, passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2013 at Upland Hills Nursing & Rehab Center in Dodgeville. She was born on June 28, 1946 in Dodgeville, a daughter of Ralph and Olga (Longseth) Crook. She graduated from Spring Green High School and then went onto work at Bloomfield Manor as a baker, cook and nurse's aid. She met and married John P....
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Dorothy E. Spani

December 17, 1917 - August 11, 2013

Mt. Horeb / Dodgeville – Dorothy E. Spani, age 95, of Mt. Horeb, formerly of Dodgeville, passed away in the early morning on Sunday, August 11, 2013 at Ingleside Manor Nursing Home in Mt. Horeb. Dorothy was born on December 17, 1917 in Dodgeville, a daughter of the late Arthur and Ida (Severson) Cutler. On October 6, 1942, she married Joseph A. Spani at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in...
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Raymond A. Wick

August 16, 1946 - August 5, 2013

Mineral Point – Raymond A. Wick, age 66, of Mineral Point, known as Big Ray, to many family and friends, went to meet the LORD at the trout stream in the sky, on Monday, August 5, 2013, surrounded by his beloved family. Ray was born on August 16, 1946 in Racine, Wisconsin. He married Penny Spurny on July 6, 1968. He was employed as custodian at Dodgeville Elementary School for 10 years,...
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Ernest W. Ruppert

September 16, 1926 - July 30, 2013

Dodgeville - Ernest W. Ruppert, age 86, of Dodgeville, passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville, after a long battle with congestive heart failure. He was born on September 16, 1926, the son of Frank and Elizabeth (Dalles) Ruppert. He graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1944. He was in the U.S. Army and fought in the Korean War for two years of which...
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Amy Leora Moen

June 17, 1921 - July 23, 2013

Barneveld - Amy Leora Moen, age 92, of Barneveld, passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at Upland Hills Nursing & Rehab Center in Dodgeville, where she has resided for the past year. She was born on June 17, 1921 in Dunn County, Wisconsin, a daughter of the late James H.W. and Ida (Lavine) Eaton. She married Ernest H. Moen in 1941 at Maquoketa, Iowa and they settled in the Barneveld area,...
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Susan C. Dalton-Perkins

March 2, 1957 - July 20, 2013

Dodgeville - Susan Carey Dalton-Perkins, 56, passed away too soon Saturday, July 20, 2013 following a courageous 30 year fight with a variety of cancers. She died peacefully at her home, comfortable and surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born March 2, 1957 in Portage, WI, the daughter of the late Blair and Patricia (Johnson) Dalton. She moved to Dodgeville in 1966 and was...
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Judy M. McMannes

April 13, 1953 - July 17, 2013

Dodgeville – Judy M. McMannes, age 60, of Dodgeville, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville. She was born on April 13, 1953 in Dodgeville, a daughter of the late Edward and Mildred (Frank) Miller. She graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1971. On September 18, 1971, she married James McMannes at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in...
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Royce G. Reeves

June 21, 1934 - July 5, 2013

Duluth, MN / Dodgeville - Royce G. Reeves age 79, of Duluth, MN, formerly of Dodgeville, WI passed away July 5, 2013. Royce was born on June 21, 1934, a son of the late Albert Reeves and Fay Kalish. He graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1952. Royce was awarded a basketball scholarship to attend the University of Wisconsin-Platteville where he received a bachelors and masters...
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Dorothy J. Anderson

May 31, 1929 - June 27, 2013

Dodgeville / Highland – Dorothy J. Anderson, age 84, of Dodgeville, formerly of Highland, passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at Bloomfield Healthcare and Rehab Center. She was born on May 31, 1929 in Mineral Point, a daughter of the late Charles M. and Louise (Helz) Paynter. She graduated from Mineral Point High School in 1947. She graduated from Platteville University with Teacher's...
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Patricia M. Rock

March 17, 1921 - June 14, 2013

Dodgeville - Patricia M. Rock, age 92, of Dodgeville, passed away peacefully at Upland Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Friday, June 14, 2013. Pat was born in Highland, WI to Herman and Mary Pierick on March 17, 1921. She graduated as valedictorian of the class of 1939 Highland High School and continued her education at Edgewood College where she earned a liberal arts degree. On...
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James R. "Jim" Pope

June 1, 1932 - June 11, 2013

Dodgeville - James R. Pope, age 81, of Dodgeville, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville. He was born on June 1, 1932 in Montfort, Wisconsin, the son of Dr. Russle C. and Ruth (Sanderson) Pope. He graduated from Montfort High School in 1950 and continued his education at the University of Wisconsin, receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in economics...
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Thomas F. Dolan

August 15, 1932 - June 10, 2013

Dodgeville - Thomas Francis Dolan, age 80, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side after a long battle with cancer at Upland Hills Hospital on June 10, 2013. He was born on August 15, 1932, son of Mary Ann (Spellacy) and James Dolan in the Barreltown Township of Mineral Point, WI. Tom graduated from Mineral Point High School in 1951 and served in the U.S. Army stationed in...
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Joseph T. "Joey" Scheidegger

July 5, 1982 - June 7, 2013

Ridgeway - Joseph Thomas Scheidegger, age 30, of Ridgeway, died on Friday, June 7, 2013 at Bloomfield Manor in Dodgeville, from long term complications related to head injuries suffered in an automobile accident, by a drunk driver on September 5, 2011. Joe was born July 5, 1982 in Madison, WI to Thomas and Glenda (Short) Scheidegger. Joe attended area schools and was largely raised on the...
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Janet L. Pippi" Anderson

September 13, 1955 - May 24, 2013

Mineral Point / Hollandale – Janet L. "Pippi" Anderson, age 57, of Mineral Point, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 24, 2013. She was born on September 13, 1955, a daughter of Robert and Anna Marie Rickey. She graduated from Barneveld High School in 1973. She married Steve Anderson on September 7, 1974. She enjoyed farming side by side...
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Eileen E. Jacobson

September 14, 1921 - May 23, 2013

Eileen E. (Andrews) Jacobson, age 91, of Dodgeville, formerly of Byron, IL, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Upland Hills Nursing & Rehab Center in Dodgeville, after a brief illness. She was born on September 14, 1921 in Dunbarton, WI, a daughter of Edwin and Bernice (Mason) Andrews. After graduation from high school in Scales Mound, IL, she attended nursing school at the University...
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Eddis F. Olson

January 22, 1920 - April 26, 2013

Dodgeville - Eddis F. Olson, age 93, of Dodgeville, died on Friday April 26, 2013 at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville. Eddis was born on January 22, 1920 in the city of Dodgeville, WI, the daughter of Edward and Francis Berryman. She graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1938. On August 6, 1941, she married Melvin "Ole" Olson in Reno Nevada. Eddis was employed by the Veteran's Service...
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John Martin Yager

August 23, 1930 - April 18, 2013

Ridgeway - John Martin Yager, age 82, of Ridgeway, died on Thursday, April 18, 2013 peacefully at his home. John was born on August 23 1930 to Marcellus and Pearl (Foss) Yager in Dodgeville. He was in the Marines until 1951 then worked at Oscar Mayer until 1959. On May 9, 1959, John married Judith Ann Reis of Madison at the St. Bernard Church in Madison. John farmed in Ridgeway until...
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Ethel M. Hutchinson

January 12, 1920 - April 11, 2013

Dodgeville – Ethel Madora Hutchinson, age 93, of Dodgeville, passed away early Thursday morning, April 11, 2013 in her sleep at Bloomfield Health and Rehab Center in Dodgeville. She was born on January 12, 1920, the daughter of the late Albert and Beulah (Hoege) Wendt. She has many fond memories of her childhood with her siblings and days on her Grandma's farm near Baraboo. Ethel graduated...
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James R. Franzen

November 12, 1931 - April 7, 2013

James Robert Franzen, age 81, of Dodgeville, passed away on April 7, 2013 at his home in the loving embrace of his family. Jim was born in Red Oak township Highland, WI to James L.and Viola (Delkamp) Franzen on November 12, 1931. He was a 1949 graduate of Highland High School and then attended Platteville University for a short period. He returned to Highland marrying Alice (Doyle) on October...
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Richard "Dick" McCluskey

October 3, 1949 - March 31, 2013

Richard "Dick" McCluskey, age 63, of Dodgeville, passed away surrounded by his family on Sunday, March 31, 2013 at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville. Dick was born on October 3, 1949 in Dodgeville to P.J. and Mary (Paar) McCluskey. He graduated from Dodgeville High School and served 4 years in the U.S. Marine Corp. He was employed at Wingra Stone until early retirement. Dick is survived...
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Lukas P. "Luke" Kaup

July 18, 1974 - March 8, 2013

Dodgeville – Lukas P. "Luke" Kaup, age 38, of Dodgeville, passed away on Friday March 8, 2013 at UW Health Hospital in Madison. He was born July 18, 1974 in Waterloo, IA, the son of Larry (Christine) Kaup of Menasha, WI and Debra Schaeve (Sleeper), partner Mike Newburgh of Montello, WI. He graduated high school in 1992 from Lakeland High School, Minocqua, WI. He graduated from College in...
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William J. "Bill" Meckley

August 8, 1921 - February 20, 2013

William J. "Bill" Meckley, age 91, of Dodgeville, passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville. He was born on August 8, 1921 in Byron, Illinois, a son of the late William D. and Gladys T. (Artz) Meckley. Bill served in the U.S. Army during W.W. II. He married Viola Alt on November 18, 1945 in Belvidere, IL. He worked at Rockford Screw Product and later...
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Betty Jean Richmond

January 6, 1936 - January 30, 2013

Dodgeville / Linden – Betty Jean Richmond, age 77, of Dodgeville, formerly of Linden, passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. Betty was born on January 6, 1936 in Blue Rapids, Kansas, a daughter of the late John and Doris (Paxton) Smith. She worked for Cobb Canning Factory, Advance Transformer and was a waitress in Dodgeville for many years. She was a...
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Mary Ann Lipska

March 8, 1920 - January 29, 2013

Dodgeville - Mary Ann Lipska of Dodgeville, Wisconsin, passed into heaven at the age of 92 on January 29, 2013, in her home surrounded by her loving family. Mary Ann was born to Frank and Ida Prochaska on March 8, 1920 at Castle Rock Ridge of Grant County, Wisconsin. She was united in marriage to the love of her life, Melvin Lipska Sr. in St. John's Nepomuc Catholic Church at Castle Rock Ridge...
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Mary Rita Boyle

November 9, 1924 - January 24, 2013

Dodgeville / Darlington – Mary Rita Boyle, age 88, of Dodgeville, formerly of Darlington, passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Bloomfield Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Dodgeville, surrounded by her loving family. Mary Rita was born on November 9, 1924 to Joseph and Catherine (McComish) Schuchart in Seymour Township, Lafayette County, Wisconsin. She graduated from Mineral...
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Victoria M. McGraw

July 3, 1952 - January 23, 2013

Mineral Point / Dodgeville - Victoria M. McGraw, age 60, of Mineral Point, WI, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on Wednesday, January 23, 2013. Victoria was born on July 3, 1952, in Chippewa Falls, WI, to Earl and Grace Squire. She grew up in Dodgeville, WI, and after graduating high school she worked at the Dodgeville State Bank. On July 15, 1978, she married Jerry McGraw in St....
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Bill F. Holman

February 2, 1934 - January 7, 2013

Highland – Bill F. Holman, age 78, of Highland, passed away on Monday, January 7, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. He was born on February 2, 1934 near Cobb, Wisconsin, a son of the late Will and Rosella (Haines) Holman. He graduated from Dodgeville High School. On October 5, 1957, he married Dorothy Hugill in Madison. Bill was involved in farming. He also started Hawkeye...
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Bernice J. "Lolly" Fieldhouse

August 17, 1922 - January 6, 2013

Dodgeville - Bernice Jane (Flora) Fieldhouse, "Lolly", age 90, of Dodgeville, passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at Sienna Crest Assisted Living Facility in Dodgeville, Wis., of congestive heart failure. Bernice was born to Elmer and Hazel (Hutchins) Flora of rural Dodgeville on August 17, 1922, and graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1940. In August 1945, she married her...
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Bruce I. Powers

October 19, 1943 - January 3, 2013

Dodgeville – Bruce I. Powers, age 69, died at his home in Dodgeville on January 3, 2013 after being paralyzed from an accident in November. His wife, Mary and their faithful dog, Maggie were by his side. Bruce was born on October 19, 1943 to Earl and Evelyn Powers in Madison and attended Madison schools while growing up. He served several years in the U.S. Army before returning to Madison....
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Kirk J. Foley

January 4, 1955 - December 22, 2012

Superior / Dodgeville - Kirk Foley, age 57, of Superior, formerly of Dodgeville, passed away unexpectedly on December 14, 2012. He was born on January 4, 1955 in Viroqua WI, son of John and Helen (Moeller) Foley of Dodgeville. Our hearts are heavy to lose you, yet we know you are now with Nancy and your five angels, Kelly, Tim, Katie, Lauren and Shawn. Kirk tragically lost his family in a...
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Grace I. Jenni

March 25, 1919 - December 18, 2012

Dodgeville / Tulsa, OK – Grace I. Jenni, age 93, of Dodgeville, formerly of Tulsa, OK, passed away on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at Bloomfield Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on March 25, 1919 in Missouri, a daughter of the late Frank and Dulcie (Forman) Vaughn. She graduated from Jay High School in Jay, OK and in 1948 married Harold Jenni. He preceded her in death in...
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Gordon W. "Gordy" Rundle

February 20, 1932 - December 12, 2012

Dodgeville – Gordon W. "Gordy" Rundle, age 80, of Dodgeville, died on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at Bloomfield Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Gordy was born on February 20, 1932 in Dodgeville, a son of the late William and Vera (Lutes) Rundle. He worked for the Iowa County Highway Department for many years until his retirement. Gordy is survived by his sisters, Ella Quire, Hazel...
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Dr. Wallace W. Rogers

January 6, 1932 - December 2, 2012

Dodgeville / Bloomington – Dr. Wallace W. Rogers, DVM, age 80, passed away surrounded by his loving family and special friend, Phyllis, on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at his Dodgeville home. Wally, better known as Doc, was born on Jan. 6, 1932 in the town of Glen Haven, Wis. to Dennis and Harriet (Hochhausen) Rogers. Wally graduated from Bloomington High School in 1949 and received his BS...
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Robert Phillip McGrath

February 2, 1991 - November 28, 2012

Dodgeville – Robert Phillip "Robby" McGrath, age 21, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. He was always smiling and friendly to all, both young and old, laughing, caring, joking and happy, even though he endured many hardships for a young person; epilepsy when he was little, oral surgery in grade school, major chest surgery in high school, insomnia following and...
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Robert J. Trace

February 4, 1928 - November 17, 2012

Dodgeville - Robert John Trace, age 84, of Dodgeville, passed away peacefully the morning of Saturday, November 17, 2012 at his son's home. He was born on February 4, 1928 in Dodgeville, Wisconsin and was one of 13 children born to John and Mary (Steffes) Trace. He was raised on the family farms in Calamine and Dodgeville Wisconsin. He married the love of his life Sharon Elaine Crume on June...
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Daniel J. Williams

July 30, 1934 - November 16, 2012

Ridgeway - Daniel James Williams, 78, a lifelong resident and dairy farmer of Ridgeway, passed away Friday, November 16, 2012 at Life Care Hospital in Pewaukee after a long illness. He was born July 30, 1934 in Dodgeville to the late Daniel and Viola (Gersmehl) Williams. He attended grade school and high school in Ridgeway and was salutatorian of the Ridgeway High School Class of 1951. ...
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Larry L. Lenox

September 4, 1941 - October 19, 2012

Dodgeville / Milwaukee - Larry L. Lenox, of Dodgeville, WI, formerly of Milwaukee passed away on October 19, 2012 after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. He died peacefully at his home surrounded by loved ones at age 71. Larry was born on September 4, 1941 in Alliance, Nebraska to Dell W. and Hannah (Louden) Lenox. After high school, Larry attended Chadron State College in Chadron,...
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Gordon D. Ayers

August 7, 1930 - October 17, 2012

Ridgeway - Gordon D. Ayers, age 82, of Ridgeway, passed away Wednesday October 17, 2012 at Bloomfield Manor in Dodgeville. Gordon was born on August 7, 1930 in Gratiot WI to William and Agnes Ayers. Gordon always said he wasn't going to die until the Chicago Cubs won the World Series, but the good Lord said the world wasn't going to last that long. Gordon attended school in Gratiot where...
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Marcia M. Lindgren

July 4, 1930 - October 13, 2012

Dodgeville - Marcia M. Lindgren, age 82, of Dodgeville, passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. She was born on July 4, 1930 in Plain, WI to Herbert and Emma (Nachreiner) Schreiner. She married Richard "Dick" Lindgren on May 1, 1954. She was co-owner of Lindgren Electric Inc. and handled the company accounts until her retirement in 1992. Marcia volunteered her...
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Judith I. Ignatius

March 29, 1941 - October 13, 2012

Barneveld - Judith I. Ignatius, age 71, of Barneveld, died on Saturday, October 13, 2102 at Ingleside Nursing Home in Mt. Horeb. Judy was born on March 29, 1941 in Glenview, IL. Where she attended and graduated from Maine Township West high School. In 1961 she married her high school sweetheart, Ron Ignatius. Judy started a long career in computer programming at G.D. Searle in 1972. When the...
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Darlene M. Ottoway

June 23, 1935 - October 5, 2012

Dodgeville / Mineral Point - Darlene M. Ottoway, age 77, of Dodgeville, formerly of Mineral Point, entered eternal life peacefully on Friday, October 5, 2012 at Upland Hills Nursing & Rehab Center in Dodgeville. She was born on June 23, 1935 to Reuben and Cecelia (O'Reilly) Bertz in Loyal, WI. Darlene was united in marriage to Jerome (Gene/Jerry) Ottoway on September 15, 1956. She attended...
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Henry Michael Nugent

December 29, 1936 - September 26, 2012

Dodgeville / San Diego – Henry Michael Nugent, age 75, passed away on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. He was born on December 29, 1936, in the Bronx, NY, one of six children raised by James & Mary (McCaffrey) Nugent both of County Lietrim, Ireland and Bronx, NY. Siblings include: James (deceased), May (Bob) Weinbaum, Royal Oak MI, Anne Wettler, Huntington...
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