Our Obituaries

James R. Jacobson

November 14, 1933 - February 23, 2017

Dodgeville - James R. Jacobson, age 83 of Dodgeville, peacefully passed away after a short stay at Three Pillars nursing facility in Dousman, WI on February 23, 2017. He was born on November 14, 1933, a son of Harvey and Ella Jacobson. He graduated in 1952 from Cobb High School. James was married to Sandra (Gearhart) Jacobson, of Hopkinton, IA on November 21, 1959. James and his wife...
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John R. Polkinghorn

December 27, 1963 - February 21, 2017

Mineral Point - John Robert Polkinghorn, age 53, of Mineral Point passed away after a long illness on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at UW Hospital in Madison. He was born in Dodgeville on December 27, 1963 the son of Robert and Shirley (Huset) Polkinghorn. He was raised, educated and work for several farmers in the Mineral Point area. He became disabled in 2002. John is survived by his...
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Norma J. McCluskey

February 23, 1926 - February 21, 2017

Dodgeville – Norma Jean McCluskey, age 90, passed away peacefully at Upland Hills Nursing & Rehab Center on February 21, 2017. She was born on February 23, 1926, the daughter of John and Marion (Jackson) Adams. She graduated from Mineral Point High School in 1944. Norma married Don McCluskey on November 15, 1947 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Dodgeville and they celebrated 60 years of...
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Marilyn A. Hirsch

August 20, 1931 - February 20, 2017

Dodgeville - Marilyn Ann (Moore) Hirsch, age 85, of Dodgeville, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 with her loving husband Roger and family members at her side at Crest Ridge Memory Care in Dodgeville. Marilyn was born Aug. 20, 1931 at Garrison Grove Cheese Factory on Hwy. 191 between Dodgeville and Hollandale to Victor and Ruth (McIntosh) Moore. She graduated from...
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Ray G. Marmorstone

October 21, 1947 - February 14, 2017

Dodgeville - Ray G. Marmorstone, age 69, of Dodgeville, completed his earthly journey on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville. Ray was a warrior spirit, battling heart disease for 20 years. He was a man of great kindness, integrity, and dignity. Ray was born in Chicago, Ill., on Oct. 21, 1947, and was the son of Raymond and Patricia Marmorstone. He attended St. George...
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Kirk U'Ren

November 15, 1979 - February 12, 2017

Mineral Point / Cottage Grove - We lost one of our best today. Kirk U'Ren, age 37, of Cottage Grove, formerly of Mineral Point, died on Sunday, February 12, 2017 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident, enroute to the UW Badger game with his cherished wife, Jenni. He was born November 15, 1979 to Ron and Geri (Palzkill) U'Ren. Kirk was raised and schooled in Mineral Point...
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Corinne E. Kellogg

January 25, 1932 - February 12, 2017

Dodgeville - Corinne Elizabeth Kellogg (Roadway), age 85 passed away peacefully on, Sunday February 12, 2017 at Crest Ridge Assisted Living in Dodgeville, following a battle with Alzheimer's. She is survived by her sons Steven (Pam) Kellogg and Mark (Carina) Kellogg; grandchildren Eric Kellogg, Sarah Lehnartz, Nicole Nemecek, George McCutcheon, Vanessa Kellogg, and Keagan Kellogg; great...
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Ellen White

September 6, 1917 - February 11, 2017

Janesville / Mineral Point - Ellen White, age 99, of Janesville and formerly of Mineral Point passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Guardian Angel Assisted Living in Janesville. She was born in Mineral Point on September 6, 1917, the daughter of Hugh and Myrtle (Paynter) Owens. She attended Mineral Point schools graduating from Mineral Point High School in 1935. She...
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James L. Noble

October 10, 1944 - February 10, 2017

Hudson, Wisconsin - James LeRoy Noble, age 72, of Hudson, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 10, 2017 at Christian Community Home in Hudson, surrounded by his loving family. James was born on October 10, 1944 to John and Gladys (Larson) Noble in Dodgeville, WI. He attended Ridgeway High School and then immediately joined the US Army where he served with 5th Army Headquarters...
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Martha J. "Marti" Kelly

November 19, 1952 - January 29, 2017

Dodgeville – Martha J. "Marti" Kelly, age 64, of Dodgeville, passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville. She was born on November 19, 1952 in Cleveland, OH, a daughter of Carlyle and Olive Mae (Carroll) Beecher. She attended school in Hollandale. On December 30, 1970, she married Larry Kelly, Sr. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Dodgeville. Marti worked...
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Darlene M. Reilly

November 18, 1926 - January 27, 2017

Dodgeville – Darlene Reilly, age 90, of Dodgeville, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 27, 2017 after a brief illness. She was born November 18, 1926, the daughter of Leo, Sr. and Mildred (Heibel) Dochnahl. She graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1944. On October 12, 1946, Darlene married Bob Reilly at St. Joseph's Catholic Church and they were married 56 years until Bob's death...
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Christopher Jon Ryan Perez

November 23, 1993 - January 27, 2017

Highland - Christopher Jon Ryan Perez passed away on January 27, 2017. His love for life and his love for those in his life will be forever missed. He is survived by his mother and step father, Robben and Douglas Kosharek of Highland, WI, his father Jose Perez of Mt. Horeb, WI and his brother Eryk Perez of Highland, WI, his half-brother Daniel Perez of Louisville, TX and his step brothers and...
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Bonnie B. Buckingham

July 12, 1931 - January 26, 2017

Dodgeville – Bonnie Belle Buckingham, age 85, of Dodgeville, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Upland Hills Nursing & Rehab Center. Bonnie was born July 12, 1931 in the Township of Dodgeville, a daughter of Rueben and Blanche (Jewell) Butteris. On September 12, 1948 she married Edger T. Buckingham in Dodgeville. She loved her family, cooking, baking, garage sales...
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Robert D. Thomas

May 16, 1928 - January 16, 2017

Dodgeville – Robert D. "Bob" Thomas, age 88, of Dodgeville, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2017 at Bloomfield Healthcare & Rehab Center. He was born on May 16, 1928 in Dodgeville, the son of the late Willie H. and Emily (Jones) Thomas. He graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1945 and served in the U.S. Army from 1951-53. On August 27, 1955, he married Twila Helgeson. Bob took...
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Lois Mae Sporle

November 11, 1926 - January 14, 2017

Mineral Point - Lois Mae Sporle, aged 90, died peacefully on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Atrium Post Acute Care, after a long struggle with Parkinson 's disease. Lois was born November 11, 1926, the daughter of William and Fern (Greenwood) Vivian. Lois thoroughly enjoyed exercising to Jack LaLanne, walking and working in her beautiful flower gardens. Lois graduated from Mineral Point...
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Ernest J. "Ernie" Buss

November 19, 1930 - January 14, 2017

Dodgeville / Mineral Point - Ernest "Ernie" J. Buss entered the world on November 19, 1930, at the family home in Kendall Township, and left on January 14, 2017, surrounded by family in Mineral Point. Daniel "Archie" and Evelyn (Schaaf) Buss welcomed him to the family along with siblings, Mary and Harold. He graduated from Mineral Point High School in 1949 and served in the US Army as a...
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Patricia J. "Pat" Hanson

July 11, 1940 - January 13, 2017

Dodgeville / Fennimore - Patricia J. (Pat) Hanson, age 76, died peacefully on January 13, 2017 surrounded by family. She was currently residing at Good Samaritan Society in Fennimore, WI. Pat was born on July 11, 1940 to Frank and Helen (Love) Trainor. She grew up on a farm outside of Ridgeway with her nine brothers and sisters. She was married to the late Richard Hanson on August 1, 1956...
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Josephine R. Galle

September 2, 1918 - January 3, 2017

Mineral Point - Josephine R. Galle, age 98 of Mineral Point, passed away peacefully after a brief illness in the arms of her family while at Upland Hills Health on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Josephine was the eighth child of eleven, born to Mary (Valente') and Joseph Galle on September 2, 1918. She attended St. Mary's Catholic grade school, and graduated from Mineral Point High School....
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Shirley Bennett

July 3, 1947 - December 22, 2016

Mineral Point - Shirley Bennett, age 69, of Mineral Point, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 22, surrounded by her family. She was born on July 3, 1947 in Lancaster to Leo and June (Reed) Hahn, and was the eldest of six children. After graduating Lancaster High School in 1965, she was given two choices: to become a teacher or a nurse. She chose the latter and attended St. Mary's School...
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Robert "Bob" Fleming

October 28, 1933 - December 21, 2016

Dodgeville - Robert "Bob" Lee Fleming, age 83, of Dodgeville, WI passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 21, 2016 at Upland Hills Hospital in Dodgeville, WI. Bob was born in Mountain Grove, Mo on October 28, 1933 to his parents Cleo and Bessie Fleming. Later in life his father married Georgia Holtzclaw. Bob lived in Missouri for a time, then moved to Iowa and worked at the University...
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Warren R. "Punk" Carley

July 3, 1951 - December 19, 2016

Dodgeville – Warren R. "Punk" Carley, age 65, of Dodgeville, passed away peacefully Monday, December 19, 2016. He was born on July 3, 1951 in Dodgeville, the son of Erving and Phyllis Carley. Punk married the love of his life, Cheri, on May 20, 1989. You could always count of Punk to be the life of the party. Whether, it was his famous one-liners or him singing and dancing to George...
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Owen E. Scullion

May 28, 1940 - December 19, 2016

Dodgeville – Owen E. Scullion, age 76, of Dodgeville, passed away on Monday, December 19, 2016 at UW Hospital, Madison with his loving family by his side. Owen was born on May 28, 1940 to his adored parents Ila Verena and Owen John Scullion from Dodgeville, WI. Owen was a strong and courageous man who faced many difficult challenges in his life beyond his 50s, though he met these...
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Richard G. White

January 13, 1926 - December 17, 2016

Mineral Point – Richard Gluise White, age 90, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Saturday, December 17, 2016. Richard was born to Richard Gluise and Fannie Evalena (James) White on Friday, January 13, 1926 at his maternal grandparents, Richard Dwight and Eva (Fitzsimmons) James' home in Greysville. On August 21, 1954, Richard wed Beverly Joan Johnson at the Peace...
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Harold E. "Mac" McGranahan

March 23, 1943 - December 13, 2016

Linden - Harold E. (Mac) McGranahan, age 73, of Linden, WI passed away on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at his home, after an extended illness. Harold was born on March 23, 1943, the second of two children to Vernon and Marcella (Johnson) McGranahan. He graduated from Iowa-Grant High School in 1961. Harold worked as an auto mechanic, including time at Hannah's "66" in Mineral Point. He began...
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Phyllis J. Bennett

July 26, 1926 - December 3, 2016

Mineral Point - Phyllis (Hermann) Bennett passed away peacefully on December 3, 2016 with her loving family by her side at Upland Hills Health Center, Dodgeville, WI. Mother was the oldest of four children born to Vernon and Corella (Peterson) Hermann on July 26, 1926, and was raised in Mt. Horeb, graduating in 1944. She spent much of her youth helping at her mother's well known establishment,...
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Donald L. "Hux" Huxtable

January 23, 1939 - November 26, 2016

Mineral Point - Donald L. Huxtable, "Hux", age 77, of Mineral Point, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, November 26, 2016 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison, surrounded by his family. Don was born on January 23, 1939 to Nelson and Viola (Hendrickson) Huxtable. He graduated from Mineral Point High School in 1957. Don married Joan Calvert on January 13, 1962 at The United Church of Christ in...
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Mary Rita DeVoe

June 16, 1947 - November 22, 2016

Ridgeway – Mary Rita DeVoe, age 69, of Ridgeway, passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. Mary was born on June 16, 1947 in Dodgeville, the daughter of the late Wendell "Toad" and Mary Frances (Short) Moon. She graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1965, having attended her freshman year at Ridgeway High School. She worked for 36 years at Sub Zero...
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Lura Lindell Keene

October 8, 1945 - November 22, 2016

Ridgeway - Lura Lindell Keene, age 71, of Ridgeway, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at her home. Lindell was born on October 8, 1945 in Webster Springs, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Lambert and Wilma (Lee) Baughman. She graduated from Webster Springs High School. On July 10, 1966, she married Dick Keene of Ridgeway in Medina, Ohio and two days later moved to...
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Michael J. Jewell

December 21, 1955 - November 20, 2016

Dodgeville - Michael John Jewell, age 60, of Dodgeville, passed away unexpectedly on November 20, 2016 at his home. Mike was born in Dodgeville on December 21, 1955, son of the late John (Jack) C. and Donna J. Jewell. He had a passion for golf which he shared with his parents and was a member of the Dodge-Point Country Club. He also shared his father's enjoyment of hunting and fishing. ...
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Stephen S. Wawrzyniakowski

January 28, 1990 - November 15, 2016

Milwaukee / Argyle - Stephen Scott Wawrzyniakowski, age 26, of Argyle, formerly of Milwaukee, WI, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on November 15, 2016. Stephen was born in Milwaukee, WI on January 28, 1990. After moving to multiple different cities throughout Wisconsin he had moved to Dodgeville where he met his wife in 2012. Stephen is remembered as a fun loving, caring, free spirit....
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Roland Lee Sardeson

November 12, 2016

Mineral Point - Roland Lee Sardeson, longtime resident of Mineral Point, born November 26, 1946, passed away November 12, 2016. These are his words: Since I have learned that obituary words are not cheap, I'd like to save my dough for charities. There will be a memorial party April 20, 2017, at Lind Pavilion, Mineral Point. I won't be there, but you'll have a good time. I refer you to my long...
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Vernon M. Forseth

March 10, 1932 - October 27, 2016

Dodgeville – Vernon M. Forseth, age 84, of Dodgeville, passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at Bloomfield Nursing & Rehab Center. He was born on March 10, 1932 in Dodgeville, a son of the late Melvin and Azetta (Harms) Forseth. On July 3, 1951, he married Mary Louise Yager in Dodgeville. He worked as a farmer for most of his life and retired from Oscar Mayer after 28 years. He...
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Joey R. Hubbard

February 25, 1960 - October 26, 2016

Verona/Ridgeway – Joey R. Hubbard, age 56, of Verona, formerly of Ridgeway, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 due to health issues. He was born on February 25, 1960 in Dodgeville, a son of the late Herbert and JoAnn (Gust) Hubbard. He graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1978. He was employed for many years at the Verona School District. Joey's passion was...
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Duane E. Juedes

March 6, 1951 - October 23, 2016

Mineral Point - Duane E. Juedes, age 65, of Mineral Point passed away on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at Agrace HospiceCare of Fitchburg after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on March 6, 1951 in Merrill the son of Edwin and Helen (Cannon) Juedes. He graduated from Tomahawk High School. Duane married Bonnie Jones on August 18, 1973 at the Little Brown Church in Iowa. He worked for...
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John Stenson

May 8, 1926 - October 21, 2016

Mineral Point - John Stenson, age 90, of Mineral Point formerly of Evanston, Illinois, passed peacefully at Bloomfield Rehabilitation Center, Dodgeville, Wisconsin on Friday, October 21, 2016. He was born at home in Milwaukee, May 8, 1926 he was the third son of Margaret Ruth and Joseph F. H. Stenson. A graduate of Wauwatosa High School, in his senior year 1944, John placed second in the...
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Ronald P. Gast

September 19, 1942 - October 19, 2016

Dodgeville – Ronald P. Gast, age 74, of Dodgeville, passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. He was born on September 19, 1942, the son of Reinhold and Vivian (Bethke) Gast. Ron graduated from Richland Center High School in 1961. He married his high school sweetheart, Janet Miller, on September 14, 1963. They share 53 wonderful years together. He...
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Lloyd M. Heideman

December 20, 1927 - October 16, 2016

Mineral Point - Lloyd M. Heideman, age 88, of Mineral Point passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at Sienna Crest Assisted Living in Mineral Point. He was born on December 20, 1927 in Waupun the son of Ira and Emily (Johnson) Heideman. He moved to Mineral Point in 1977. He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother and sister-in-law Robert (Mary) Heideman Sr.. Lloyd...
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Thomas B. Hodgson

November 21, 1929 - October 15, 2016

Barneveld – Thomas B. Hodgson, age 86, of Barneveld, passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Upland Hills Nursing & Rehab Center. Tom was born on November 21, 1929 in Redfield, South Dakota to Benjamin and Marguerite Hodgson. In 1936, his family moved to the Arena area, where he graduated from Arena High School and was a proud member of the football team, who were Tri-County League...
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Lillian D. Nye

April 9, 1925 - October 13, 2016

Dodgeville - Lillian D. Nye, age 91, of Dodgeville, passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Upland Hills Nursing & Rehab Center. Lillian was born during The Great Depression in Fennimore, WI on April 9, 1925, a daughter of the late William and Emma (Fisher) Maso. This taught her to make the best of everything she had, which at times was very little. Her greatest enjoyment was time spent...
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James H. Schweitzer

September 4, 1938 - October 12, 2016

Mineral Point - James H. Schweitzer, 78, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville after a long illness. He was born on September 4, 1938 the son of Henry and Nina (Heins) Schweitzer. Jim married Mary Ludlum on July 14, 1961 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mineral Point. They lived on and worked the family farm until he was no longer...
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Alice Faull

October 19, 1924 - October 9, 2016

Linden - Alice Baker Faull, age 91, of Linden, passed away on Sunday, October 9, 2016. She was born to George W. and Jennie E. (Chatt) Baker on October 19, 1924 in Little Falls Township, Monroe County, Wisconsin. On June 7, 1947 she married Tyrus R. (Bud) Faull at the Methodist Church in Linden, WI with Dalen and Geraldine (Faull) Rickard by their side. Together Alice and Bud decided to keep...
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Elaine S. Foley

May 14, 1942 - October 8, 2016

Rewey - Elaine Sylvia Foley, age 74, of Rewey passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Manor Care in Platteville. She was born on May 14, 1942 the daughter of Harold and Laura (Grasley) Bowers. She graduated from Mineral Point High School. Elaine married Calvin Foley in 1991 at the Hope Lutheran Church in Mineral Point. She was a cook at the Redwood Restaurant for over 30...
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Gloria H. Yager

April 8, 1959 - September 30, 2016

Mineral Point - Gloria H. Yager, age 57, of Mineral Point, died unexpectedly on Friday, September 30, 2016. Gloria was born on April 8, 1959, the daughter of Bernard and Marion (McCluskey) Walsh. She grew up on a century farm in rural Waldwick and graduated from Mineral Point High School in 1977. She married Mark Yager on June 2, 1979, and together they farmed and raised a family in rural...
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Royce C. Reukauf

August 30, 1941 - September 26, 2016

Dodgeville, WI – Royce Charles Reukauf, age 75, of Dodgeville, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 26, 2016, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Royce was born on August 30, 1941 in Mt. Hope, Wisconsin to Karl and Edna Reukauf. He was the third of six children, was raised in the Mt. Hope area and he graduated from Fennimore High School. He attended the University of...
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Ronald R. Bilse

April 12, 1952 - September 8, 2016

Barneveld – Ronald R. Bilse, age 64, of Barneveld, passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Meriter Hospital in Madison. He was born on April 12, 1952 in Dodgeville, a son of the late Elmo and Berniece (Jones) Bilse. He graduated from Barneveld High School in 1970. On July 14, 1984, he married Nancy Metcalf at Middlebury Church. Ron was a lifetime famer, living and working as a 3rd...
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Loren C. Polkinghorn

May 2, 1953 - September 2, 2016

Dodgeville – Loren C. Polkinghorn, age 63, of Dodgeville, died on Friday, September 2, 2016 from cancer. He was born on May 2, 1953 in Dodgeville, a son of Leonard and Geneva (Buckingham) Polkinghorn. He was a 1971 graduate of Dodgeville High School and from U.W. – Madison in 1973. He married Kathleen Sullivan on May 18, 1973. Loren worked in construction and as an Ag Mechanic. In...
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Steven J. Stapleton

July 22, 1971 - August 17, 2016

Dodgeville – Steven J. Stapleton, age 45, of Dodgeville, died on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at his home. He was born on July 22, 1971 in Dodgeville, a son of the late Leo and Alyce (Butteris) Stapleton. He attended Dodgeville Schools. Steven loved operating large construction equipment. He was able to use his skills while working at G.A Watson, Hammersley Stone, Gullickson trucking, and...
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Dale Theobald

July 23, 1928 - August 16, 2016

Barneveld – The life of Edwin Dale Theobald, age 88, began on July 23, 1928 at the farm on Mill Dam Road, Barneveld, where he died on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, where he lived his entire life. Dale was a lifelong farmer, milking cows and raising beef and crops. On June 26, 1960, he married Arlene Maurer at Swiss UCC in New Glarus. They raised two children, Jane and Mike. Dale was...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Wieland

January 19, 1933 - August 16, 2016

Dodgeville – Elizabeth "Betty" Wieland, age 83, of Dodgeville, passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at Ingleside Manor in Mt. Horeb. She was the 8th child of 13 born to Orville and Florence (Abbott) Lee. Betty worked for many years at the Swiss Miss Lace Factory in New Glarus. In 1959, she married Walter Wieland. She worked alongside Walt in running the Wieland Cheese Factory until...
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Alona Ruth Proctor

August 23, 1931 - July 30, 2016

Dodgeville / Hollandale - Alona Ruth (Pederson) Proctor, 84, of Dodgeville/Hollandale, passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2016 from complications following surgery. She was born to Herman & Leona (Hildreth) Pederson in Darlington on August 23, 1931. Alona's father passed away when she was only 7 years old. Her mother, Leona, along with the support of her Grandparents and Uncle Tom Hildreth raised...
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Raymond H. Hanson

November 17, 1919 - July 25, 2016

Another World War II Veteran has gone home. Mineral Point - Raymond Herbert Hanson, age 96, passed into eternal life on July 25, 2016 surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness at Upland Hills Hospital in Dodgeville, Wisconsin. He was born on November 17, 1919 along with his twin brother, Reuben. They were 5 and 6 of 10 children born to Albert and Bessie Hanson. Ray moved to...
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Harold Wm. "Bill" Hill

December 23, 1939 - July 23, 2016

Dodgeville – Harold William "Bill" Hill, age 76, of Dodgeville, died unexpectedly on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at his home. Bill was born on December 23, 1939 in Liberty Township, Grant County, a son of the late Harold and Beulah (Ferris) Hill. On April 13, 1963, He married Patricia Colson at Peace Lutheran Church in Cobb. Bill farmed for a while in the area and moved his family to Madison,...
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Cecil Paul Sickels

August 4, 1930 - July 23, 2016

Barneveld - Cecil Paul Sickels, loving husband, father, grandpa and great grandpa passed away on July 23, 2016 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Cecil was born on August 4, 1930 in Fayette County, Iowa. His goal was to celebrate his 86th birthday, to which he was just a few days short. Cecil was a hardworking man who held many careers throughout his life. He loved...
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Bonnie Jean Goninen

January 4, 1925 - July 21, 2016

Mineral Point - Bonnie Jean Goninen, age 91, of Mineral Point, passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2016. She was born on January 4, 1925, the daughter of Floyd and Mildred Whitford. Jean graduated from Mineral Point High School in 1942. She spent the early part of her adult life farming and raising a family in the Mifflin area. In later years, she was employed at Pendarvis in Mineral Point;...
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Wayne E. Paull

May 31, 1928 - July 21, 2016

Ridgeway – Wayne E. Paull, age 88, of Ridgeway, died on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at Sienna Crest in Dodgeville. He was born on May 31, 1928 in Dodgeville, a son of the late Earl and Annie (Fitzsimmons) Paull. He graduated from Ridgeway High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. On October 29, 1955, he married Elvira Clark at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Wonewoc. She...
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Mavis Joyce Gratz

August 19, 1928 - July 6, 2016

Mineral Point - Mavis Joyce (Rule) Gratz, age 87, of Mineral Point, died on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at Atrium Post Acute Care in Mineral Point, after a long illness. She was born in Dodgeville, WI on August 19, 1928 Orville and Christina (Martin) Rule. She attended several country schools and Cobb High School. She met her future husband, Robert Gratz at the Dodgeville roller skating rink. ...
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Collin E. Steffes

July 22, 1995 - June 24, 2016

Mineral Point - Collin Steffes, 20, of Mineral Point, WI, died June 24, 2016. He was born July 22, 1995, in Madison, WI, the son of Luke and Jackie (Neidlein) Steffes. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater as an undergrad, and was currently enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, majoring in nursing. He was baptized, received his First Communion, and confirmed at St...
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Marie L. Wenger-Rowe

December 15, 1918 - June 24, 2016

Dodgeville - Marie L. Wenger-Rowe age 97 ½ years, passed away on Friday, June 24, 2016. Marie was the oldest child of Edward and Mildred (Cutler) McIntosh. She was born on December 15, 1918 in the Dodgeville Township. On February 15, 1936 she joined hands in marriage to Oscar A. Wenger. Oscar preceded her in death on May 30, 1982. Marie and Oscar raised seven children in various...
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Michael F. Leuthold

May 20, 1955 - June 23, 2016

Mineral Point / Wauzeka – Michael F. Leuthold, age 61, of Wauzeka, formerly of Mineral Point, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Orchard Manor in Lancaster. He was born on May 20, 1955 in Iowa County. Michael was the son of late Alfred and Nelda Leuthold and was raised on the family farm located just outside of Waldwick WI. Mike graduated from Mineral Point High School in 1975. He...
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Kathryn A. "Kay" Fargo

August 9, 1945 - June 1, 2016

Barneveld - Kathryn A. Fargo, age 70, of Barneveld was called home by Our Lord on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was at Agrace in Fitchburg and passed away peacefully with her family at her side. Kay was born on August 9, 1945 in Madison. She was the daughter of the late Eugene and Ann Marie (McGann) Callahan. She grew up in Barneveld and graduated from...
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Betty J. Dougherty

January 7, 1926 - May 27, 2016

Betty J. Dougherty, age 90, of Ridgeway, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2016 at Bloomfield Healthcare and Rehab Center in Dodgeville. Elizabeth (Betty) Jane was born January 7, 1926 in the Township of Perry, Mt. Horeb, WI to Lawrence and Stella (Sutter) Keller. Betty was united in marriage to DuWayne Dougherty on August 8, 1944 at St. Andrews Catholic Church, Verona. In 1997 Betty retired...
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Donald T. Powell

May 22, 2016

Mineral Point - Donald T. Powell, age 86, of Mineral Point passed away peacefully on May 22, 2016. He was born in Ridgeway to parents William H. and Erna W. (Streich) Powell. He moved to Mineral Point in 1937, and graduated from Mineral Point High School in 1949. He served in the US Navy from 1950 to 1954 during the Korean Conflict. He was married on May 25, 1957 to Patricia Alton at First...
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Eugene R. Gilbertson

June 21, 1933 - May 22, 2016

Dodgeville - Eugene R. Gilbertson, age 82 of Dodgeville, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at Crestridge Assisted Living surrounded by loving family. Gene was born on June 21, 1933 in Dodgeville, the son of Ruben and Isabell Gilbertson. He graduated from Barneveld High School in 1951. Gene was a proud veteran and served in the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion and the...
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Brianna Rose Walczak

August 10, 1987 - May 12, 2016

Dodgeville - Brianna Rose Walczak, 28, of Dodgeville, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 12, 2016. Brianna was born August 10, 1987, in Janesville, WI. She graduated from Dodgeville High School in 2005 and Edgewood College School of Nursing in 2012. She was currently employed at St. Mary's in the Medical ICU, doing what she loved. She was a beautiful, passionate young woman who...
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Kathy A. King

February 9, 1952 - May 6, 2016

Arena – Kathy A. King, age 64, of Arena, passed away on Friday, May 6, 2016 at her home. She was born on February 9, 1952 in Dodgeville, a daughter of Clarence and Joyce (Allen) Grundy. On May 9, 1970, she married Gary King in Dodgeville. Kathy is survived by her husband Gary; her mother Joyce Grundy; her children Angela (Chad) Mason, Joyce (Clayton) Mason, Crystal King, Daniel (Sunny)...
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Lillian A. Lawinger

September 28, 1921 - May 6, 2016

Mineral Point - Lillian Adele (Kuhn) Lawinger, age 94, passed away on Friday, May 6, 2016, at her home in Mineral Point. She was born on September 28, 1921, to Frederick Carl Kuhn and Charlotte ("Lottie") Belle McGranahan Kuhn in Wausau, Wisconsin. Lillian graduated from Belmont High School and Platteville Teachers College. She taught school in Avoca and at Cornell with her college and...
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Austin S. Merrison

March 16, 1994 - May 4, 2016

Dodgeville - Austin S. Merrison, age 22 of Dodgeville, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 of substance abuse. He was born March 16, 1994 to Tammy Pohle Miller and Dennis Merrison. Austin was a very upbeat and happy young man that could cheer anyone up. He is known for his musical talents and comical nature. He will be greatly missed by every heart he touched. Austin is survived by...
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Lonnie P. Schaaf

January 17, 1947 - May 4, 2016

Mineral Point - Lonnie Paul Schaaf, age 69, of Mineral Point, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 after a brief battle with cancer. Lonnie was born on January 17, 1947 the son of Donald and Bonnie (Fink) Schaaf. He married his high school sweetheart Linda Wiesen. Farming was his whole life until the time of his passing. He was an avid Brewers and Wisconsin Basketball fan. Lonnie is...
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Doris M. Schaaf

August 13, 1931 - April 25, 2016

Mineral Point / Spring Green - Doris M. Schaaf, age 84, died on Monday, April 25, 2016 at The Meadows Assisted Living Center in Spring Green, after a long illness. She was born on August 13, 1931 in Mineral Point, the daughter of Nicholas and Rose (Beckius) Schaaf. She graduated as valedictorian from Mineral Point High School in 1949 and was immediately hired by Wisconsin Power and Light,...
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Henry C. Brennan

June 22, 1921 - April 24, 2016

Dodgeville - Henry C. Brennan, age 94, of Dodgeville, died on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Upland Hills Nursing and Rehab Center, surrounded by his loving family. Henry was born on June 22, 1921, in Dodgeville, the son of Matt and Myrtle (Crook) Brennan. He went to Furnace Ridge Grade School and Dodgeville High School. He married Mary Wagner on May 13, 1961; she preceded him in death on...
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Philip E. Crawford

April 22, 1941 - April 21, 2016

Mineral Point - Philip Edmund "Phil" Crawford, 74, of Mineral Point, died with his wife and children at his side and went into Godʼs eternity on Thursday, April 21, 2016, after a battle with cancer. A celebration of life service is being planned at the CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, Mineral Point, Wisconsin 3:30 p.m. on Thursday April 28, 2016. A visitation is scheduled from 1:00 p...
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Harold D. "Possum" Nichols

November 11, 1931 - April 18, 2016

Ridgeway – Harold D. "Possum" Nichols, age 84, of Ridgeway, passed away on Monday, April 18, 2016 at Bloomfield Healthcare & Rehab Center from heart complications. Possum was born on November 11, 1931 in Arkansas, a son of Taylor and Ruth Nichols. He was known as a great talker, a friendly person and good business man. He was well known to the people of Ridgeway and a generation of...
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Irene Filardo

May 13, 1927 - April 11, 2016

Mineral Point - Irene Filardo of Mineral Point died on Monday, April 11, 2016 at Upland Hills Nursing & Rehab Center in Dodgeville. She has resided at Upland Hills for the past 4 and ½ years. Irene grew to love and enjoy everyone who worked with her and was so grateful for all the kindnesses, care and compassion that were extended to her by all the staff. She was born in Dodgeville, WI and...
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Sharon J. (DeVoss) Morrison

March 27, 1945 - April 3, 2016

Verona - Sharon Jean (DeVoss) Morrison, age 71, of Verona, passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at Agrace Hospice facility in Fitchburg, WI. Sharon, the daughter of Fred and Lois DeVoss was born on March 27, 1945 at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids, IA. Sharon graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1963. She was united in marriage to her best friend Gerald Morrison on October 26, 1968...
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Charles W. "Bill" Singer

March 15, 1923 - March 24, 2016

Dodgeville - Charles W. (Bill) Singer, age 93, peacefully went home to the Lord on March 24, 2016. Bill, the son of Verda (Prideaux) and Charles Singer, was born in Dodgeville on March 15, 1923. Bill graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1941. Upon graduation he enlisted into the U.S. Army, where he was stationed in Saipan during WWII. After service he attended Loras College in Dubuque,...
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Steven C. Bomkamp

July 12, 1962 - March 23, 2016

Highland – Steven C. Bomkamp, age 53, of Highland, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville. He was born on July 12, 1962 in Colorado Springs, CO, a son of Lauren and Fay (Johnson) Bomkamp. He graduated from Verona High School and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Steven worked as a Postal Clerk for the U.S. Post Office in Madison for over 20...
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Helen M. Rundhaug

February 5, 1918 - March 22, 2016

Waunakee / Dodgeville – Helen Margaret (Lins) Rundhaug, age 98, of Waunakee, formerly of Dodgeville, passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at Waunakee Manor. She was born on February 5, 1918 in Spring Green, WI, the daughter of Joseph and Clara (Thering) Lins. Helen grew up on a dairy farm and graduated from Spring Green High School. She enjoyed living in Madison, working at St. Mary's...
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Brian P. "Gonnie" Borne

March 21, 1961 - March 16, 2016

Dodgeville – Brian P. "Gonnie" Borne, age 54, of Dodgeville, passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at his home after a brief, but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Brian was born on March 21, 1961 to Harry and Mildred (Hanko) Borne. He married Beth Olson on November 21, 2009. He graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1979, and has been employed at Lands' End in Dodgeville...
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The Honorable William D. Dyke

April 25, 1930 - March 10, 2016

Dodgeville - William D. "Bill" Dyke, age 85, Circuit Court Judge of Iowa County, died of cancer on Thursday, March 10, 2016, at Bloomfield Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Dodgeville. A celebration of Bill's life will be held at HIDDEN VALLEY COMMUNITY CHURCH, 605 N. Bennett Road, Dodgeville on Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. with a service at 1:00 p.m. Judge Dyke's...
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Margaret M. Hirsch

September 3, 1923 - March 10, 2016

Dodgeville - Margaret M. Hirsch, age 92, of Dodgeville passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison surrounded by her beloved family. She was born on September 3, 1923, in rural Lancaster, Wisconsin, the daughter of Arthur and Mary (Callahan) Langmeier. She married her sweetheart, Leonard Hirsch, in Meridian, Mississippi on January 10, 1943, just prior to...
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Lucille M. Bjorge

November 14, 1920 - March 9, 2016

Ridgeway – Lucille Marion Bjorge, age 95, of Ridgeway, passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Upland Hills Nursing & Rehab Center in Dodgeville. She was born on November 14, 1920 in the Town of LaGrange near Whitewater, Wisconsin, a daughter of Frank and Serena (Branfort) Harris. She graduated from Whitewater High School and worked at a factory that was making parts for World War II. On...
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Mae I. Kinsman

November 11, 1927 - February 29, 2016

Mineral Point - Mae I. Kinsman, age 88, of Mineral Point passed away peacefully on Monday, February 29, 2016 at Sienna Crest in Mineral Point. She was born on November 11, 1927 the daughter of Murrish and Isabel (Brown) Phillips. She graduated from Mineral Point High School in 1945. Mae worked at General Telephone Company in Mineral Point and Dodgeville as a switchboard operator for about...
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Bradley E. Kroll

November 6, 1948 - February 27, 2016

Mineral Point - Bradley Ervin Kroll, age 67, of Mineral Point, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at his residence. He was born on November 6, 1948 in Neillsville, Wisconsin, the son of Ervin and Eileen (Bemis) Kroll. He married Judy K. Kramer in Dodgeville, Wisconsin on September 7, 1968. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Brad retired from...
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Charlene A. Dodge

December 22, 1940 - February 15, 2016

Dodgeville - Charlene A. (Heiser) Dodge, age 75, of Dodgeville, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 15, 2016 at Uplands Hills Health, Dodgeville. She was born on December 22, 1940 in Richland Center Wisconsin, a daughter to the late Leonard and Hilda Heiser. She graduated from St Luke's Catholic School in 1958. On February 16, 1963 she married Richard (Dick) Dodge at St Luke's...
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Marguerite M. Kraus

January 3, 1926 - January 24, 2016

Dodgeville – Marguerite Mary (Meudt) Kraus, age 90, of Dodgeville, peacefully completed her life's journey on Sunday, January 24, 2016, surrounded by her family. Marguerite was born on January 3, 1926 in Dodgeville to Frank and Leona (Otter) Meudt. On August 6, 1947, she was united in marriage to Joseph Kraus at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dodgeville. Marguerite had many gifts and...
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Sharon F. Johnson

November 21, 1941 - January 20, 2016

Rewey - Sharon Florine Johnson, age 74, of Rewey passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening, January 20, 2016 surrounded by her loving family at Bloomfield Healthcare. She was born in Dodgeville on November 21, 1941 the daughter of Lloyd and Dolorous (Boylen) Klosterman. She graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1958. On June 3, 1961 she married the love of her life and best friend...
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June E. Hubbard

June 27, 1927 - January 14, 2016

Belvidere, IL/Ridgeway, WI – June E. Hubbard, age 88, of Belvidere, formerly of Ridgeway, WI, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 14, 2016, surrounded by loving family. June was born on June 27, 1927 in Elvaston, Illinois to August and Eva Wipff. She married Kenneth "Keith" Hubbard, of Ridgeway, on June 5, 1949. Together they were founding pastors of the Dodgeville Bible Church,...
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Gladys R. Thuli

December 27, 1931 - January 13, 2016

Dodgeville - Gladys Rose (Anderegg) Thuli, age 84, of Dodgeville, passed away peacefully in the company of family on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at the Upland Hills Nursing & Rehab Center in Dodgeville. She was born on December 27, 1931, in Monroe Wisconsin, the daughter of the late Arnold and Rose (Abplanalp) Anderegg. In the late 1930's her family moved to Barneveld, where her parents were...
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Dollie I. Roh

April 3, 1920 - January 11, 2016

Dodgeville - Dollie Iola Roh , age 95, of Dodgeville, passed away on January 11, 2016 at Upland Hills surrounded by her family after a brief illness. Dollie was born on April 3, 1920 in Clifton Township, the daughter of George and Frances Wisdom. She was united in marriage on September 20, 1941 to Edward Roh at St Bernard's Catholic Church in Madison, WI. Following her marriage, she...
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Lorraine M. Cenite

December 8, 1929 - January 10, 2016

Mineral Point - Lorraine M. Cenite, age 86 of Mineral Point, WI died on Sunday evening January 10, 2016 at Brookdale of Sun Prairie after a stoic battle with chronic lung disease (COPD). Lorraine was born December 8, 1929 to James and Theresa (Hying) Grundy. She graduated from Linden High School and worked for Linden Cheese Company and Burgess Battery in Mineral Point. After a courtship that...
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Kylie Jo Pilling

August 21, 2001 - January 8, 2016

Mineral Point - Kylie Jo Pilling, age 14, of Mineral Point, WI passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 8, 2016. She was born in Dodgeville, WI on August 21, 2001, the daughter of Trent and Stacy (McCarville) Pilling. Kylie was currently an 8th grader at Mineral Point Middle School. She was a light that touched everyone she knew. Her laughter was contagious and we all loved her in our...
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Richard Frank Bawden

June 20, 1914 - January 6, 2016

Rogers, MN - Richard Frank Bawden, born in June of 1914 passed away at the age of 101 on Wednesday, January 6, 2016. He was born on a 320 acre farm in southwestern Wisconsin to two teachers and was the next to youngest of 6 children. He graduated from Arena High School in 1931, worked for two years on the farm and then entered the University of Wisconsin in 1933. He received his B.S. in Education...
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Gerald J. Smith, Jr.

April 9, 1956 - December 28, 2015

Linden – Gerald J. "Gerry" Smith, Jr., age 59, of Linden, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 28, 2015 at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on April 9, 1956 to Gerald and Judith Smith. He enjoyed hunting, playing darts and spending time with his friends and family, especially his granddaughter. For the last four years, she was his pride and joy...
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Monsignor Monte E. Robinson

May 3, 1949 - December 28, 2015

Mineral Point / Belmont - Reverend Monsignor Monte Eugene Robinson entered eternal life on Monday, December 28, 2015 at the age of 66, at his church rectory at St. Philomena Parish in Belmont. He was born on May 3, 1949 in Hillsboro, Wisconsin and is predeceased by his parents, George and Hazel [Wood] Robinson, and his brother, David Robinson. He is survived by his brother, Danny Robinson, of...
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Marcia M. Von Glahn

September 7, 1936 - December 18, 2015

Belmont - Marcia M. (Fessenden) Von Glahn, age 79, of Belmont, passed away Friday, December 18, 2015 at Manor Care in Platteville. She was born on September 7, 1936 in Mineral Point, a daughter of Reuben and Kathryn (Kelley) Fessenden. After graduating from Mineral Point High School, she married Robert Von Glahn on January 3, 1954. She was a housewife until his death when she started...
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Gladys Hutchison

May 7, 1913 - December 16, 2015

Mineral Point - Gladys Hutchison, age 102, passed away December 16, 2015 at at the age of 102 at Upland Hills Hospice Care, Dodgeville WI. A family graveside interment service for Gladys Cooper Hutchison of Mineral Point, WI will be held on Saturday May 7, 2016 at Wesleyan Chapel Cemetery, Aberdeen, MD, on the anniversary of her birth. Reverend Norman Obenshain is officiating. A graveside...
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Gladys M. Hutchison

May 7, 1913 - December 16, 2015

Mineral Point - Gladys Marie Hutchison, age 102, of Mineral Point, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at Upland Hills Nursing & Rehab Center in Dodgeville. Family graveside services will be held at Graceland Cemetery in Mineral Point at a later date. A complete obituary will be posted soon.
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Chastity Ann Marie Miller

December 16, 2015

Platteville / Dodgeville – Chastity Ann Marie Miller was born sleeping Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 8:37 p.m. She is survived by her parents, Courtney Ann Groom of Platteville and Aaron James Miller of Dodgeville and her canine brother Floyd. Grandparents: Jodi & Dion Groom of Platteville, D.J. & Tina Miller of Lone Rock, Charles & Tammy Symons of Dodgeville. Great Grandparents: ...
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Neil Giffey

April 8, 1926 - December 16, 2015

Dodgeville -- Neil Giffey, age 89, died Wednesday, December 16, 2015, at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville, Wis., surrounded by his loving family. Neil was born April 8, 1926, in Sheboygan, Wis., to Neil Victor and Monica Margaret (Sullivan) Giffey. The eldest of four children, he was baptized at St. Patrick's Church in Ripon and grew up on a succession of family farms in Fond du Lac County. Neil...
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Dorothy F. Meudt

August 26, 1929 - December 9, 2015

Dodgeville – Dorothy F. (Berg) Meudt, age 86, of Dodgeville, passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at Atrium Post Acute Care of Mineral Point. She was born on August 26, 1929 in Dodgeville, a daughter of Frank and Edna (Murty) Berg. After graduating from Ridgeway High School in 1946, she attended Madison Business College. On April 15, 1950, she married Bernard Meudt in a double...
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