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Wabasha, Minnesota Kathleen Giere 1941 — 2024 Kathleen Karen Giere, 82, of Rochester, MN, passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on June 9, 2024, at Gunderson St. Elizabeth's Care Center in Wabasha, MN. She was born in Willow River, MN on July 14, 1941, to William and Ruth (Priebe) Pembleton. Kathy was united in marriage to Jon Giere on January 2, 1982, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Rochester, MN. Kathy retired from IBM in 1992 and spent the rest of her years enjoying life and traveling with her devoted husband. Kathy was a natural with music, she loved her baby grand. She sewed and quilted beautiful works of art. She had a zeal for biking, camping, gardening and always had the most beautiful flowers. She loved to cook... Delores (Hays) Bethke 2024 Madison- Delores Ann (Hays) Bethke (age 82) of Madison, WI, passed away peacefully on May 24, 2024 at Agrace Hospice. The daughter of Julia (Haugen) and Verner Hays, she graduated from Memorial High School. Delores worked at a paper mill where she met her husband Eldor. They married in Eau Claire and were happily married for 60 years in May. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2126 N. Sherman Ave, Madison. Visitation will be held on Monday, June 3, 2024, from 4:00-7:00 pm at Ryan Funeral Home, 2418 N. Sherman Ave, Madison and also from 10:00 am until the time of service on Tuesday at the church She will be missed... Harold Edwin Davis 1935 — 2024 Harold E. Davis, 88, of the Lake Geneva area passed away at his home on April 16th, 2024, Where he lived for past 2 years to be close to his son. Harold was born on June 20th, 1935, to the late Claire Davis and Clara (Richter) Davis in Ohio. Harold attended Gibsonburg High School where he was a member of the graduating class of 1952. After earning a Bachelor's degree in College Harold went on to serve in the United States Air Force. Harold served in the Air Force for 23 years, where he completed his Master's degree, then retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Harold was united into marriage to the former Ann Harschlip in Rock Falls, Wisconsin on August 27, 1960. Harold (Ann) had... Betty Welter 2024 Betty Welter, age 100, of St. Germain, WI, passed away peacefully on April 10, 2024. She was born June 17, 1923, in Cornell, Wisconsin, to Walter and Estelle (Miller) Gilbert, the youngest of eight children. Just after graduating from Altoona high school, Betty became one of the first women to work on the Southern Pacific Railroad when she took a job maintaining and installing brake parts during WWII. Later she trained to be a Radio Technician and moved to Springfield, OH near an airbase where she built and repaired radios for Army planes. She worked many other jobs throughout her life including 20 years at Spurgeon's Department Store in Prairie du Chien. She met her husband Donald Welter on... Lewis Vane Newman 2024 Lewis Newman, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and musician, passed away on April 4, 2024, at the age of 78. Born on May 29, 1945, to Mabel Curler and Charles F. Newman, Lewis was raised in Fall Creek, WI. After graduating from Fall Creek High School in 1963, Lewis embarked on a journey of service, joining the United States Air Force, and being stationed at Mountain Home Air Force Base. It was during his time there that he met the love of his life, Sharon Dee Sanden. They married on February 23, 1968. Lewis was not only a dedicated serviceman but also a talented musician. Throughout his life, he graced numerous country western bands with his musical talent, from the Cimarron Cowboys... Hilton Head Island Sandra L. Gerdin 1943 — 2024 Sandra L. Gerdin, age 80 of Hilton Head Island, SC, passed departed this world on March 2, 2024, while asleep at her home. Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 PM on Friday, March 15, 2024, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 12352 55th St., Princeton, MN. Pastor Shari Routh will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at Sharon Cemetery in Princeton. Sandra Lee was born to Richard and Katheryn (Buckingham) Peterson on December 3, 1943, in Princeton. She was the third in a family of six children and raised as the fourth-generation on the family farm in Greenbush Township, west of Long Siding. Sandy was baptized and confirmed at the... Omaha, Nebraska Roberta "Bobbie" J. Nauss (O'Loughlin) 1941 — 2024 May 3, 1941- February 23, 2024 Bobbie Nauss was born May 3rd, 1941, in Washington, Iowa to parents, John F. O'Loughlin and Harriet Mae O'Loughlin (Baird). She was predeceased by her husband of twenty-two years, John F. Nauss; parents; brother, John L. O'Loughlin; and stepson, Philip Nauss. She is survived by her children, Stephanie Kasper (Todd), Grant Ruegnitz (Kathy), Max Ruegnitz (Ryan); stepdaughter, Barbara Nauss; grandchildren: Rodge, Madison, Maverick, Henry, Jack, Kathryn, Morgan, Gunner, Rachel, Leah, and Jonathan; and nine great-grandchildren. Bobbie met the love of her life in 1986 in Omaha, Nebraska where she owned a small business, Sara Care Sitting Services. After a whirlwind... Brian Larson 2024 Brian Foix Larson, an architect who left an indelible mark on the Wisconsin landscape, passed away on February 22, 2024, from complications of Alzheimer's disease. He was 88. He was in hospice care at the Jack Byrne Center of Dartmouth-Hitchco*ck Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, northwest of Laconia, where he and his wife of 63 years, Mildred (Nighswander) Larson, had moved in March, 2023, after 61 years together in Eau Claire, WI. Mildred grew up in Laconia and still has family in the area. Brian Larson was born on July 6, 1935, in Eau Claire, the son of the late Albert Foix and Dorothy Jean (Thompson) Larson. He was later joined by two sisters, Prudence Stewart and Janet (Byron) Nordstrom,... Randolph Craig Isaacson "Randy" 2024 Of Oak Creek, WI. After a lifetime of living out his dreams here on earth with his wife and daughters, Randy entered eternal life to be with his heavenly father, passing away from complications related to a courageous battle with prostate cancer, while surrounded by family on February 9, 2024. Randy was born on April 16, 1954, in Madison, WI to Gordon and Jeanne Isaacson, who were loving parents and followers of Christ. Randy grew up on the Pine Knoll farm in Drammen Township, just outside of Mondovi where he loved riding on his pony Rowdy. Following his graduation from Mondovi High School in 1972, Randy went to LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas. Over the next 9 years, he worked... Randy Craig Isaacson "Randy" 2024 Of Oak Creek. After a lifetime of living out his dreams here on earth with his wife and daughters, Randy entered eternal life to be with his heavenly father, passing away from complications related to a courageous battle with prostate cancer, while surrounded by family on February 9, 2024. Randy was a long-time loan officer for financing campgrounds and was the owner of Jellystone Park in Caledonia. Randy was preceded in death by his mother, Jeanne, his father, Gordon, and other loved ones. He is survived by his wife, Theresa, daughters Rachel Heinson, Bridget (Scott) Bender, and Marley (Ryan) Behnke. Grandpa of Gage, Brooklynn, Noah, Bennett, Everett, Kiptyn, Axel, Brecken, Brycen,... Sartell, Minnesota Douglas A. Dummer 1950 — 2024 Graveside service will be 12:00 p.m. Friday, February 23, 2024 at MN State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls, MN for Douglas A. Dummer, age 73, of Sartell, MN who died Saturday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Chaplain James Neppl will officiate. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home of Sauk Rapids, MN. Doug was born July 11, 1950 in Willmar, MN to Edward and Gertrude (Posl) Dummer. He married Christine Hattery on June 29, 2002 on the farm in Fahlun Township. Doug grew up in the Bird Island/Lake Lillian area and was very proud to serve his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era completing two tours. He worked in the post office for 26... Margaret "Moe" Dobkoski 2024 Margaret "Moe" G. Dobkoski age 77 of East Troy, WI. Moe was born on September 21, 1946 in Eau Claire, WI; daughter of the late Robert and Miriam (Mack) Ganka. Her lifelong passion was education, nurturing countless young minds. While raising a young family, she earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater. She then taught in the Elkhorn Area School District for 24 years, achieving her Masters Plus along the way. Her career unfolded in the classrooms, hallways and playgrounds of West Side Elementary and Jackson Elementary schools. Whether you experienced her warm, caring smile, or her "redirecting teacher voice," her unwavering love and support for students... Dorothy Gehrke 2023 Dorothy Gehrke, 81, of Owen, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 27, 2023 after suffering a severe stroke five years ago. Dorothy was born on September 14, 1942, in rural Owen, Wisconsin. She was the daughter of Edward and Josephine Sluzewski and grew up with five siblings on a dairy farm. Music was always a part of Dorothy's life in various ways?teaching music classes, private piano and organ lessons, serving as choir director and as a member of the Chippewa Valley Organist Guild. Dorothy graduated from the University of Wisconsin?Eau Claire, majoring in elementary education with a minor in music. She also studied theology at Viterbo University and was a lay minister in... Eau Claire Lois Brunkow 2023 Eau Claire, Wisconsin Hedy L Vincent 1976 — 2023 Hedy L. (Daylo) Vincent, 47 of Eau Claire and formerly of Tomah passed away on Friday, December 15, 2023, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Tomah. A Memorial Service will be held on January 13, 2024, 12:00 Noon, at St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church, 525 Superior Ave. Tomah, WI. Pastor Korey VanKampen and Pastor Michael Hollman will officiate. Relatives and friends are invited for a time of visitation at the church from 10:00 AM until the time of the service. Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home Tomah is assisting with arrangements. Online condolences can be offered by visiting www.sonnenburgfamilyfh.com Harley J. Willert 2023 Age 74, of Neosho, WI passed away Friday, December 8th, 2023 at Angels Grace Hospice with loved ones by his side. Harley was born on August 11th, 1949 to Norman and Ella (Bosshart) Willert in New Richmond, WI. He grew up in both Menomonie and Whitewater, WI before settling down in Neosho, WI. Harley spent much of his life enjoying the outdoors doing activities he loved such as hunting and fishing. He was happiest at home doing things like making maple syrup, watching old western re-runs, tinkering around in the garage and simply visiting and chatting with friends and loved ones over a beer. Harley is survived by his 4 children; Todd (Kelly) Willert of Washington, Michigan, Jolene... Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin Margaret L Plautz 1932 — 2023 Margaret L. "Marge" Plautz, age 91, formerly of Owen, passed away on Friday, December 8, 2023 at Our House Senior Living in Chippewa Falls, WI, under the tender care of St Croix Hospice. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen. Interment will be held at the Riverside Cemetery in Withee. Family and friends are welcome from 11:00 AM until time of service Wednesday at the Funeral Home. Margaret was born on January 17, 1932, the daughter of Frank and Margaret (Boh) Urbanz in Willard, Wisconsin. She attended Greenwood High School. On April 15, 1950, Margaret was united in marriage to Emil Plautz in Willard... Madison, Wisconsin Dorothy "Irene" Seston 2023 MADISON / MENOMONIE / MAZOMANIE - Dorothy "Irene" Seston, age 98, passed away on Monday, Oct. 24, 2023, at Badger Prairie Health Care Center, Verona, Wis. She was born on Dec. 22, 1924, in Oregon, Wis., the daughter of Claude and Dorothy (Manson) Lyons. Irene married her loving husband, Dean L. Seston, on June 10, 1944, in Oregon. Irene was a loving mother and wife while partnering to run the family farm early in her life. She was very active in community organizations, in particular Special Olympics. She enjoyed golfing, gardening, bowling and bird watching. Irene was preceded in death by her loving husband of 72 years, Dean; and her daughter, Laurie. Irene is survived by four children,... Eau Claire, Wisconsin James H Kellogg 1944 — 2023 Jim Kellogg, 79, of Eau Claire, WI, passed away on October 6, 2023, in Brookfield, WI. Born on August 21, 1944, Jim was a beloved brother, father, and partner. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Jim had a fulfilling career as an optometrist, practicing in Eau Claire, La Crosse, and Rice Lake. He dedicated his life to helping others with their vision and was highly respected in his field. In his free time, Jim enjoyed wood turning and was an active member of the Chippewa Valley Woodturners Guild. He found great joy in creating beautiful pieces of art from raw wood. Jim is survived by his brothers, Dwight and Scott Kellogg; his daughters, Meril Caceres and Lora Taylor de Oliveira;... Bernadette Willkom 2023 Bernadette Viola Willkom passed away after a brief illness on October 2, 2023 at the age of 96. She was born on September 7, 1927 at the family farm in Edson, Wisconsin to John and Anna Dzienkowski. At the age of 14, she met Nilus Willkom. They were married on October 27, 1949 after Nilus returned from serving in World War II in the U.S. Army. Bernadette and Nilus then moved to Missouri where Nilus worked for Wolverine Shoe Company, then to Menominee Falls, WI where Nilus worked for Johnston Cookie Company. In 1953, Bernadette and Nilus moved to Grafton, WI, where they built a home and started their family. Bernadette was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She... Mark Platz 2023 Mark Edward Platz was called to his heavenly home on September 12, 2023 after having dealt with duch*enne's Muscular Dystrophy, a degenerative muscle wasting disease, his entire life. Mark's parents, Donald Platz and Nancy (Wicker) Platz and brothers Steven and Thomas were blessed by his birth on December 16, 1991 in New Berlin, WI. He came into this world with an infectious smile and an outgoing personality which he carried throughout his life. Mark was wheelchair bound since age 7, but he never let that stop him from enjoying life and accomplishing many goals. He loved the time he spent each summer at MDA camp. In middle school in Menomonie he was involved in Science Olympiad and he helped...
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