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Lois M. Collins

September 22, 1924 - August 28, 2015

Dodgeville – Lois M. (Evans-Arneson) Collins, age 90, of Dodgeville, passed away on Friday, August 28, 2015 at Upland Hills Nursing & Rehab Center in Dodgeville. She was born on September 22, 1924 in Dodgeville, daughter of Ed and Sheba (Vivian) Evans. She was united in marriage to Thomas M. Arneson in 1943 and then to LaVerne Collins in 1974. Lois is survived by her children and...
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Donald C. Johnson

October 16, 1923 - August 22, 2015

Ridgeway – Donald C. Johnson, age 91, of Ridgeway, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Bloomfield Healthcare, surrounded by his family. Donald and his twin brother, Dallas, were born in Dodgeville, on October 16, 1923 to Clarence and Daisy (Love) Johnson. He attended Ruggles Country School, as well as, Yeager School. Donald married Betty Paull on December 16, 1947. ...
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Bernard L. Walton

September 4, 1933 - August 6, 2015

Barneveld - Bernard L Walton, age 81, of Barneveld passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2015 at Atrium Post-Acute Care in Mineral Point. Bernie was born September 4, 1933 in Richland Center to Charles and Leora (Sparling) Walton. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Richard and Russell, and sisters, Alma Banks and Dorothy King. Bernie is survived by his son, Bernard Walton,...
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Bradley M. Glass

January 17, 1931 - August 6, 2015

Spring Green/Dodgeville - Bradley M. Glass, former attorney for the City of Dodgeville, passed away on August 6, 2015 at the Crestridge Memory Care Unit. Brad was born on January 17, 1931 in Evanston, IL. He graduated from Princeton University in 1953 where he played football and wrestled all four years. He was an NCAA heavyweight wrestling champion his sophomore year at Princeton and was...
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Dorothy J. McSherry

February 19, 1934 - August 5, 2015

Barneveld - Dorothy Jean McSherry age 81 of Barneveld passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 surrounded by her family after a brief illness. She was born February 19, 1934, the daughter of Alvin and Mary (Pearce) Evans and grew up in Barneveld. Dorothy graduated from Barneveld High School in 1951. After high school she attended college in Madison. She returned to...
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Lowell "Duzie" Terrill

February 13, 1932 - July 21, 2015

Dodgeville – Lowell "Duzie" Terrill, age 83, of Dodgeville, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at his home. Duzie was a kind hearted, humble and humorous man. His one liners and sometimes risky jokes put a smile on your face no matter what kind of day you were having. Duzie was born in Waldwick, WI on February 13, 1932 to Velma and Lynn Terrill. He graduated from Mineral Point...
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Amy R. Thomas

December 8, 1929 - July 18, 2015

Barneveld – Amy R. Thomas, age 85, of Barneveld, passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Bloomfield Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Dodgeville. She was born on December 8, 1929 in Gratiot, WI, a daughter of the late Abraham and Sarah Nelson. She married David Harold Thomas in 1946. He preceded her in death in 2011. Amy worked at the Karakahl Inn in Mt. Horeb and Ryser Cheese...
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Twila M. Rohowetz

August 16, 1924 - July 7, 2015

Dodgeville - Twila Marcella Rohowetz passed away on July 7, 2015 surrounded by her family at Bloomfield Nursing Home due to complications from a stroke just short of her 91st birthday leaving a very large void in the Rohowetz family. Twila was born August 16, 1924 to Severt and Ida Martin. She was the middle child of six children. She spent her childhood on the family farm northeast of Edmund,...
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Raymond E. Brennan

April 5, 1930 - June 18, 2015

Dodgeville - Raymond Eugene Brennan, age 85, of Dodgeville, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at Upland Hills Nursing & Rehab Center in Dodgeville after a short illness. He was born on April 5, 1930 in Dodgeville Township, the son of Matthew and Myrtle (Crook) Brennan. He married Delores Straka on January 30, 1960. They lived in Dodgeville...
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Donald F. McDermott

January 9, 1926 - June 11, 2015

Madison / Ridgeway – Donald F. McDermott (D. Mac Diarmada), age 89, of Madison, formerly of Ridgeway, was called home by his Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at his home in Madison, while surrounded by his loving family and friends. Donald was born on January 9, 1926 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Dodgeville. He was the only child of Michael James and Mary Ann (Stapleton) McDermott. ...
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David R. Aitken, III

January 26, 1939 - June 8, 2015

Huntley, IL - David R. Aitken III, age 76, of Huntley, IL, died on Monday, June 8, 2015. David was born in Maryville, Tennessee, on January 26, 1939. He attended Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire, and received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville. David worked for Sears, many years across the southern states, and then in corporate headquarters...
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Anna Mae Fisher

January 12, 1915 - May 30, 2015

Mineral Point - Anna Mae Fisher, age 100, of Mineral Point, WI, ascended in peace and prayerful grace on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at home in Madison. Her parents, John William and Anna Marie (Berg) McDermott, welcomed her into this world on January 12, 1915. Born and raised in Mineral Point (MP), she graduated from St. Mary's Grade School and MP High School, and then attended Miss Brown's School...
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James H. Arkebauer

March 6, 1943 - May 29, 2015

Dodgeville - James Harry Arkebauer, age 72, of Dodgeville, lost his battle against pancreatic cancer May 29, 2015. He was born to the late Harry and Lucille Arkebauer, March 6, 1943, in Newman, IL. He married Karen Kuhlman Arkebauer on January 2, 1999, and they lived in Gurnee, IL for several years before pursuing their dreams in Dodgeville, WI. Jim retired from a long and loved career from...
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Marjorie H. "Margie" Kienitz

October 13, 1963 - May 9, 2015

Avoca - Marjorie H. "Margie" Kienitz, age 51, of Avoca, passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at her home. She was born on October 13, 1963 in Dodgeville, a daughter of the late Thomas and Lois (McCluskey) Jones. She attended St. Joseph's Grade School in Dodgeville and Dodgeville High School. On August 6, 1983, she married Bruce Kienitz at St. John's Lutheran Church in Avoca. She worked for...
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John C. "Jack" Jewell

July 9, 1932 - April 30, 2015

Dodgeville - John C. "Jack" Jewell, age 82, of Dodgeville, died on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at his home. Jack was born on July 9, 1932 in Madison, a son of the late Curtis J. and Mary E. (Caygill) Jewell. He graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1950. He then served in the U.S. Air Force as a Staff Sergeant and was stationed at Johnson Air Force Base in Japan, during the Korean War. ...
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Mary J. "Maisie" Jones

August 2, 1920 - April 16, 2015

Dodgeville - Mary J. "Maisie" Jones, age 94, of Dodgeville, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville. She was born on August 2, 1920 in Templemore, Tipperary, Ireland, a daughter of the late John and Mary (Maloney) Grant. She worked as a nurse at Manor Hospital in England, where she met John W. Jones, who was a Military Policeman in World War II. On July...
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Gordon J. "Gordy" Lehner

June 5, 1934 - April 1, 2015

Blue Mounds / Dodgeville – Gordon J. "Gordy" Lehner, age 80, of Blue Mounds, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Bloomfield Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. He was born on June 5, 1934 in LeRoy, WI, the son of Edwin and Helen (Schaefer) Lehner. He grew up on a farm in rural LeRoy, with 3 brothers and 2 sisters. While a senior in high school, he was selected Wisconsin ...
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Burnell McDermott

May 25, 1919 - March 26, 2015

Ridgeway - Burnell Ambrose McDermott, age 95, of Ridgeway, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Upland Hills Rehab following a brief illness. He was born May 25, 1919 in Ridgeway, the son of Henry and Agnes McDermott. He grew up on a farm in rural Ridgeway with two brothers and three sisters. He married the love of his life, Ruth Johnson on September 27, 1947. He farmed on the...
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Ralph P. Wawrzyniak

June 28, 1969 - March 16, 2015

Dodgeville – Ralph P. Wawrzyniak, age 45, of Dodgeville, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 16, 2015. He was born on June 28, 1969 in Dodgeville, a son of the late John A. Wawrzyniak and Judith A. Crook. He got his GED and went on to graduate from Southwest Technical College in 1993 in food service. He worked in various food service jobs before working at Farm & Fleet for 14 years. ...
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Margaret M. "Peg" Rock

July 21, 1924 - March 11, 2015

Dodgeville - Margaret "Peg" Rock, age 90, of Dodgeville, died on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. She was born in Dodgeville on July 21, 1924 to Carl and Mary (Thies) Rock. She graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1941 and set her sights on a nursing degree from St. Mary's Nursing School in Madison. In 1946, she started her career as a Registered Nurse and retired from the nursing profession in...
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Donna Mae Morgan

July 7, 1937 - March 6, 2015

Ridgeway – Donna M. Morgan, age 77, of Ridgeway, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015 at University Hospital in Madison. She was born on July 7, 1937 in Dodgeville, a daughter of Raymond N. and Norma C. (Belgum) Zander. On April 11, 1959, she married Robert Morgan. He preceded her in death on September 3, 1971. She then spent 40+ years with her partner Dennis Amble. He preceded her in...
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Helene M. Silbaugh

February 16, 1933 - March 4, 2015

Dodgeville/ Hollandale - Helene Marlene (Bollerud) Silbaugh, 82 passed away peacefully at Upland Hills Nursing & Rehab Center, Dodgeville, WI on March 4, 2015. Helene was born at home on February 16, 1933 to Karl Isaac & Edna Viola (Jacobson) Bollerud, Blanchardville, WI. Helene married the love of her life Darrel Lavonne Silbaugh on November 5, 1950. Together they raised six children. ...
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Merlin J. Perrin

January 28, 1946 - February 22, 2015

Joy, Illinois - Merl Perrin, age 69, of Joy, Illinois, died Sunday at Clarissa Cook Hospice House. Merlin James was born on January 28, 1946 in Fennimore, Wisconsin to Frank & Lucina (Schaeffer) Perrin. He married Annette McCaulley on December 22, 1966. She preceded him in death on March 16, 1996. He married Julia Crawford on April 16, 1999 in Jamaica. Merl was very proud of his Military...
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DuWayne E. Dougherty

July 2, 1922 - February 19, 2015

Ridgeway - DuWayne E. Dougherty, age 92, of Ridgeway, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 19, 2015. DuWayne was born on July 2, 1922, to Eugene and Ruth (Jones) Dougherty. On August 8, 1944, DuWayne married Betty Jane Keller at St. Andrews Catholic Church, Verona. They farmed in the area before moving to Dodgeville and later to Ridgeway. DuWayne enjoyed spending time with his family...
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Mark A. Spink

February 8, 1966 - February 16, 2015

Madison / Dodgeville - Mark Spink, age 49 of Madison, formerly of Dodgeville died on Monday, February 16, 2015 at his home. Mark was born on February 8, 1966 in Dodgeville to Rex & Myrna Spink, the fifth child in what would become a family with seven children. Mark was employed at O&A Manufacturing in Verona at the time of his death. He was previously employed at Lands' End in Dodgeville....
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John W. "Jack" Godfrey

April 19, 1926 - February 15, 2015

Dodgeville - John W. "Jack" Godfrey, age 88, of Dodgeville, passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Upland Hills Nursing and Rehab Center in Dodgeville. He was born on April 19, 1926, to Elmore E. and Rose Mary (Paradis) Godfrey, in Dodgeville. He attended school in Mineral Point. He married Anna Mae Cutler on January 27, 1948. They lived in Dodgeville all of their lives. John worked as...
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Donald L. Wenger

May 8, 1941 - February 9, 2015

Highland – Donald L. Wenger, age 73, of Highland, passed away on Monday, February 9, 2015 at Bloomfield Healthcare & Rehab Center, after a long battle with COPD, heart problems and cancer. Don was born on May 8, 1941 in Dodgeville, Wisconsin, a son of Oscar and Marie (McIntosh) Wenger. He married Darlene Kreul on October 5,1985. Together they operated a horse farm in the Eden Township. ...
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Katheryn L. "Kate" Chenier

August 22, 1943 - January 27, 2015

Dodgeville / Chicago – Katheryn L. "Kate" Chenier, age 71, of Dodgeville, formerly of Chicago, passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville. She was born on August 22, 1943 in Hinsdale, IL, a daughter of the late Frank and Madelyn (MontPas) Loehman. She graduated from Lisle High School and on June 22, 1961, she married Marice "Shorty" Chenier. Kate is...
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Michael G. Bunbury

September 7, 1962 - January 24, 2015

Homossassa Springs, FL/Madison - Michael Grant Bunbury, passed away on January 24, 2015 at the age of 52 of a massive heart attack. He resided in Florida but was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin. He attended Edgewood High School. He was the son of Ronald and Virginia Bunbury. Michael had one brother, Brian and two sisters, Debra and Brenda (Jim) Carlson. In 1983, Michael moved to...
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Beverly J. Wilkinson

April 29, 1945 - January 13, 2015

Ridgeway – Beverly J. Wilkinson, age 69, of Ridgeway, died on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison after a brief illness. She was born on April 29, 1945 in St. Louis, Missouri, a daughter of Walter and Vera (Holt) Olson. She graduated from West Allis Central High School in 1963. On June 4, 1966, Beverly married Robert Wilkinson at the Arena Congregational UCC. ...
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Eleanor M. Williams

July 20, 1915 - January 3, 2015

Dodgeville – Eleanor M. Williams, age 99, of Dodgeville, passed away on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Upland Hills Nursing & Rehab Center in Dodgeville. Eleanor was born on July 20, 1915 on the family farm between Mt. Horeb and Mt. Vernon, to Albert and Ida Belle (Beard) Kobbervig. She graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1932 and married Gorden E. Williams on February 2, 1935. They...
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Marlyn Cletus Huiras

April 24, 1934 - December 29, 2014

Huiras, Marlyn (Marly) Cletus - For 80 years, Marly Huiras lived a full life as an artist, sportsman, writer, humorist, naturalist, actor, and so much more. He was equally robust as a father. Marly's children are Christopher Huiras, M.D., Julie Huiras Mascitti, Patti LaPorte, Lisa Leuker, and Abby Alexander, all living in Wisconsin. Marly was born on April 24, 1934, near Springfield, Minn.,...
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Gerald D. Fingerson

February 1, 1930 - December 24, 2014

Dodgeville - Gerald D. Fingerson, age 84, of Dodgeville, was called to his heavenly home on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at Sienna Crest in Dodgeville. His daughter who adored him more than words can say was at his side, along with Charlene Bennett, visiting pastor at Dodgeville United Methodist Church. Gerald was born on February 1, 1930 in Mifflin Township to Henry and T. Mae (Lee)...
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Bryce Thomas Heckendorf

May 6, 2013 - November 26, 2014

Dodgeville - Bryce Thomas Heckendorf, 18 months, earned his superhero cape and angel wings on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, after a brave and courageous yearlong battle with Krabbe Disease. He was born on Monday, May 6, 2013, to his loving parents, Kyle and Jenna Heckendorf, at the Upland Hills Health Center in Dodgeville. Bryce was a happy, smiling baby boy, growing and thriving for...
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Magdalen E. "Maggie" Rochon

March 15, 1919 - November 21, 2014

Dodgeville – Magdalen E. "Maggie" Rochon, age 95, longtime resident of Dodgeville, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 21, 2014. Magdalen was born on March 5, 1919 on the family farm in rural Dodgeville. She was the first child of Adam and Stella (Heibel) Miess and their only daughter. Her brothers were Paul, Robert, Eugene and Glen. She attended grades 1 through 8 in a one room...
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Heather A. Knutson

January 8, 1981 - November 19, 2014

Linden / Fennimore – Heather A. Knutson, age 33, of Fennimore, formerly of Linden, passed away on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at University Hospital in Madison. She was born on January 8, 1981 in Dodgeville. Heather enjoyed going to church and Southwest Opportunity Center (S.O.C.), where she hung out with her friends. She loved foot massages from Grandma Gard and family, being an...
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Stanley W. Marozas

August 18, 1950 - November 17, 2014

Dodgeville - Stanley W. Marozas, age 64, of Dodgeville passed away unexpectedly on Monday, November 17, 2014 in his home in Dodgeville. He was born on August 18, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois. Stan was loved by all and liked to play music. He loved teaching people his talent of music. Stan is survived by his daughter Francesca (fiancé Eric Heimer), grandsons Jessie and Wyatt, and his...
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Kay Lynn Marten

September 2, 1962 - October 25, 2014

Dodgeville - Kay Lynn Marten, age 52 of Dodgeville, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Kay was born on September 2, 1962 to Gerald and Inez (Foss) Hubbard of Ridgeway. Growing up she attended school in Ridgeway and graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1981. Upon graduating she met the love of her life, Donny Marten and they...
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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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