Our Obituaries

Dellamae Stude

February 12, 1936 - July 23, 2017

Madison / Mineral Point - Dellamae Stude, age 81, of Madison and formerly of Mineral Point passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 23, 2017 in Madison. Dellamae was born on February 12, 1936, the daughter of Howard and Elizabeth (Richards) Hildreth. She was united in marriage to Joseph N. Stude in April of 1955 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mineral Point. He preceded her in death in...
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Fredrick R. Blum

February 25, 1936 - July 21, 2017

Linden - Fredrick R. Blum, age 81, of Linden, died on Friday, July 21, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. Fred was born on February 25, 1936 in Monroe, WI, the son of Helen and Louis Blum. Fred and Janice were married on November 6, 1958 in Argyle. Fred and Janice farmed for many years in Argyle. Fred was a veteran and served in the U.S. Army. They had seven children Steven (Rosanne)...
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Robert "Bob" "Wally" Wunderlin

July 3, 1957 - July 19, 2017

Dodgeville - Robert R. "Bob" "Wally" Wunderlin, 60, passed away on Wednesday, July 19 2017, in Madison. Bob was born on July 3, 1957, in Dodgeville, the son of Ralph and Velma (Pluemer) Wunderlin. He was united in marriage to Sherry Wunderlin on Dec. 16, 2000, at their home in Madison. Bob was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He enjoyed nothing more than spending time with...
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Joan P. Carey

October 8, 1940 - July 18, 2017

Mineral Point - Joan Patricia Carey, age 76, triumphantly entered the Kingdom of Heaven on July 18, 2017, surrounded by members of her family. Joan was the ninth of twelve children born on the family farm in Truman, WI on October 8, 1940, the daughter of Ben and Mary (McKeon) O'Brien. She attended elementary school in Truman and graduated from Darlington High School in 1958. On April 11,...
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V. Lorraine Hennessey

April 5, 1937 - July 10, 2017

Dodgeville - V Lorraine Hennessey, age 80, passed away peacefully on July 10, 2017. Lorraine was born on the family farm outside of Mineral Point, WI on April 5, 1937, the daughter of Henry and Nina (Heins) Schweitzer. She graduated from Mineral Point High School in 1955 and worked as a dental assistant. In 1962 Lorraine married Patrick Hennessey, the love of her life. She worked beside him...
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Wayne Carl Berg

November 26, 1942 - July 8, 2017

Mineral Point - Wayne Carl Berg, age 74, of Lost Grove, Wisconsin, died Saturday, July 8, 2017 after losing his battle with COPD. He was born in Dodgeville, WI on November 26, 1942 to Carl Raymond and Margaret Dorothy Berg. After graduating from high school in 1960, Wayne joined the U.S. Navy where he served our country for three years. After leaving the Navy, Wayne worked as a carpenter...
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Richard Vaverek

August 9, 1935 - July 8, 2017

Mineral Point - Richard Vaverek, age 81, passed away peacefully at the Agrace Hospice Center in Madison Wisconsin on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Richard was born on August 9, 1935, a son of Alfred and Martha (Wrobleski) Vaverek. He served 2 tours of duty overseas as an Army medic. He was an avid reader with a love for collecting coins. Richard was a resident of Mineral Point since his...
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Robert M. Williams

December 31, 1944 - July 1, 2017

Farmington, Minnesota - Robert M. Williams, age 72, longtime resident of Farmington, MN passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017. He was preceded in death by father Robert P. Williams, his mother Patricia Bongard and his son Marc A. Williams Robert is survived by his wife of 39 years Louise Williams; his sons Robert Williams, Jr. (Jill), John Young (Janet), and Steve Young (Pam); his daughter...
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Mary "Eileen" Dinse

March 25, 1925 - June 30, 2017

Hollandale – Mary "Eileen" Dinse, age 92, of Hollandale, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 30, 2017 at Upland Hills Nursing & Rehab Center in Dodgeville with family members present. She was born on March 25, 1925, the youngest daughter of John "Jack" and Mary (Ley) McCaulley of rural Hollandale. She was raised on the family farm where she worked tirelessly milking cows and feeding...
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Rusty Colin

July 12, 1979 - June 14, 2017

Livingston - Rusty Colin, age 37, of Livingston died unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Rusty is survived by his mother Laura Colin of Mineral Point; his fiancé, Stacy Esser; children, Carlee, Theresa, Trysten, Trianna, Treven, Trinity, Rylan, Destany, Aubry, and Jayson all of Livingston; his siblings, Sandy, Tony, Russell, and Kathy. He is preceded in death by father John Colin ...
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Lynette G. DeMuth

January 3, 1947 - June 7, 2017

Dodgeville – Lynette G. DeMuth, age 70, of Dodgeville, died on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Agrace Hospice Care, following a brief illness. She was born on January 3, 1947 in Freeport, Illinois, a daughter of the late Cletus and Lyla (Newman) McKee. She graduated from Stockton High School in 1965. She loved her family and most enjoyed watching grandkids grow up and always enjoyed their...
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June E. Zart

July 1, 1931 - June 6, 2017

Mineral Point - June Elizabeth Zart, age 85, of Mineral Point passed away Tuesday morning June 6, 2017 at Upland Hills Nursing & Rehab Center in Dodgeville. June was born July 1, 1931, the daughter of William August and Gretta Elizabeth Wolf. She was the youngest of seven children. Growing up on a farm, June had many pets, but her greatest love was horses. June was employed at Dubuque...
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Philip J. Reese

December 14, 1943 - June 1, 2017

Monona / Dodgeville – Philip James Reese, age 73, of Monona, passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2017 of a lingering illness at the U.W. Hospital in Madison. Philip was born on December 14, 1943 in Dodgeville, a son of Edwina and Ray M. Reese. He graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1962. He married Sharon Gilmore on June 8, 1996. Phil was a dispatcher for the Iowa County Sheriff's...
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William R. Heun

September 18, 1925 - May 31, 2017

Dodgeville - William Raymond "Bill" Heun, age 91, of Dodgeville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 31 at Dove West Healthcare in Eau Claire, WI. Bill was born Sept. 18, 1925 at St. Joseph Hospital in Dodgeville, WI son of Raymond and Anna (Esch) Heun. Bill grew up on a farm outside of Dodgeville. He attended Dodgeville Schools graduating in 1943. He married J. Eileen Bowers in...
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Rita Agnes Kieffer

January 6, 1927 - May 23, 2017

Mineral Point – Rita Agnes Kieffer, age 90, of Mineral Point, passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville. She was born on January 6, 1927, the daughter of Edward and Catherine (Schmit) Kieffer. She was the youngest of four children. Her siblings were Edward, Mary Schmieder, Father Lawrence Kieffer. In her early years she attended school in Mineral Point...
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Elizabeth Mae James

May 10, 1924 - May 23, 2017

Mineral Point – Elizabeth (Mae) James, age 93, of Mineral Point, passed away on Tuesday, May, 23, 2017, at the Uplands Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dodgeville surrounded by her loving family. Mae was born to Edwin and Clara (Mickelson) Roethlisberger on May 10, 1924, at home in Barneveld. She was raised on their dairy farm and attended all 12 years of school in Barneveld,...
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Paul F. Hildreth

April 22, 1961 - May 19, 2017

Mineral Point - Paul F. Hildreth, age 56 of Mineral Point, Wi died peacefully at his home on Friday, May 19, 2017. Paul was born on April 22, 1961 to the loving George and Joan Hildreth who preceded him in death. Paul is survived by his beloved wife Linda Merkes who was the love of his life since 1982 and two loving children Tiffany and Paul (Carissa) who he would drop everything just to help...
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Jeannine A. Walsh

January 4, 1936 - May 13, 2017

Mineral Point - Jeannine A. Walsh, age 81, of Mineral Point passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at her home. Jeannine was born on January 4, 1936, the daughter of David and Ann (Ryan) Evans. She graduated from Ridgeway High School in 1954. On June 19, 1956, she was united in marriage to Gerald Walsh at St. Bridget's Catholic Church in Ridgeway, WI. Together they created Walsh...
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Margaret Conway

February 18, 1925 - May 13, 2017

Hollandale - Margaret Conway, age 92, of Hollandale, died peacefully on May 13, 2017, at her home. She was born in Waunakee on February 18, 1925, to Francis and Mary (Dorn) Gilles. She married Dennett Conway on September 22, 1950 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Madison. She will be remembered for her love of her family, crocheting and knitting of doilies, afghans, and baby blankets for...
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Phyllis Hying

January 10, 1923 - May 12, 2017

Dodgeville – Phyllis (Menke) Hying, age 94, of Dodgeville, went peacefully to be with her husband on Friday May 12, 2017 while visiting her daughter. She was born on January 10, 1923 in Muscoda, Wisconsin the oldest daughter of Anthony and Veronica (Kosharek) Menke. She graduated from Highland High School in 1940 and Platteville State Teachers College in 1942. Phyllis taught in area one room...
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Victor H. Hubbard

February 5, 1959 - May 7, 2017

Madison / Ridgeway – Victor H. Hubbard, age 58, of Madison, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 7, 2017. He was born on February 5, 1959 to Herbert and JoAnn (Gust) Hubbard. He was very artistic and loved gardening. Victor is survived by his brother LeRoy (Cindy) Hubbard; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Joey...
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Lloyd H. Klosterman

January 23, 1916 - May 6, 2017

Dodgeville – Lloyd H. Klosterman, age 101 of Dodgeville, passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2017, surrounded by his family at Sienna Meadows in Oregon, WI. Lloyd was born on January 23, 1916 the son of Joseph and Ida (Blazer) Klosterman of Hollandale. He married Dolorous M. Boylen on February 26, 1938 at St. Bridget's Catholic Church in Ridgeway, WI. They were married for 70 years and raised...
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Zachary Ryan Gevelinger

July 24, 1988 - May 5, 2017

Platteville / Dodgeville – Zachary Ryan Gevelinger, age 28, of Platteville, formerly of Dodgeville, died unexpectedly on Friday, May 5, 2017. Zachary was born July 24, 1988 in Madison, WI to Gregory R. and Julie E. (Lehner) Gevelinger. He graduated from Dodgeville High School in 2007 and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and International Studies from the...
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John C. Bradley

June 7, 1944 - April 30, 2017

Dodgeville - John C. Bradley, age 72, of Dodgeville, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 7, 1944 in Dubuque Iowa, the son of Clifford and Isabelle (Lewis) Bradley. John graduated from Dubuque Senior High in 1962 and went on to further his education at UW-Platteville and earned his Master's Degree in Agriculture Education. He taught...
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William A. "Bill" Powell

February 10, 1924 - April 23, 2017

Dodgeville - William A. Powell, age 93, of Dodgeville, passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017 in Dodgeville. William A. Powell was born on Sunday, February 10, 1924 in Dodgeville, the eldest son of Ira Cretney (Casey) Powell and Lucille Chappell Powell. He was united in marriage to Betty Richards on September 30, 1944 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Mineral Point. Bill, a Man for All...
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Margaret A. Esch

October 26, 1938 - April 19, 2017

Dodgeville – Margaret A. Esch, age 78, of Dodgeville, passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her family following a courageous battle with cancer. Margaret was born on October 26, 1938 to Vernon and Frieda (Wiest) Toay. She grew up on a farm outside of Ridgeway and graduated from Ridgeway High School in 1956. After graduation she attended Edgewood College...
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John J. Brokish

May 15, 1931 - April 17, 2017

Dodgeville - John J. Brokish, age 85 of Dodgeville, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017. He was born on May 15, 1931 in Dodgeville to Jacob and Gertrude (Meudt) Brokish. His mother passed away when he was just 8 days old. After his father remarried, he was raised by his father and second mother, Lorena (Koenig) Brokish. He attended grade school in a one-room schoolhouse. Following grade...
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Jerry Geisking

May 17, 1941 - April 2, 2017

Dodgeville - Jerry Geisking, age 75 of Dodgeville, WI passed away unexpectedly on April 2nd, 2017 in the comfort of his home. He was born on May 17, 1941 to Harry and Lena Geisking in south central Indiana. He grew up there learning to appreciate hard work and dedication. Jerry later married the love of his life, Christie (Beckner) Geisking on June 23, 1961, and continued to enjoy 55 years...
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Donald M. Hawkins

October 15, 1921 - March 29, 2017

Mineral Point - Donald Mathew Hawkins, age 95, passed away peacefully at Agrace HospiceCare on Wednesday March 29, 2017. He was born on October 15, 1921 on the family farm in Hammond, WI, the second of Matt and Elva (Keating) Hawkins' six children. He graduated from Hammond High School in 1939 and began attending UW – River Falls. He served as a First Lieutenant in the US Army during WWII...
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Alice I. Rosenberger

June 24, 1923 - March 29, 2017

Dodgeville – Alice Rosenberger, age 93, of Dodgeville, passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Upland Hills Health. She was born on June 24, 1923 in Milwaukee, a daughter of the late Reid and Irene (Morrow) Gibbon. She grew up on a farm near Rewey, Wisconsin and attended Willow Park country school, which was on the corner of the Gibbon farm. She graduated from Rewey High School in 1940...
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Yvonne Joy Danhouser

August 16, 1937 - March 29, 2017

Mineral Point - Yvonne Joy Danhouser (Dischler) age 79, of Mineral Point passed peacefully on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. She was reunited with the love of her life David Carl Danhouser in heaven. Yvonne had a long struggle with Parkinson's and Dementia. Yvonne was born on August 16, 1937 the daughter of Bryda and Jack Dischler from Hyde, WI. She attended a one room schoolhouse named...
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Helen Ruth Murn

December 25, 1928 - March 24, 2017

Dodgeville - Helen Ruth Murn, age 88 of Dodgeville, passed away on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville. She was the youngest of five, born on December 25, 1928 to Royal and Edna (Becker) Wappler of Palmyra, Wisconsin. She graduated from Palmyra High School in 1946 and spent most of her life as a homemaker. She loved to read and learn, and instilled that same love in...
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Judith M. Moebius Toycen

January 28, 1937 - March 20, 2017

Mineral Point – Judith M. Moebius Toycen, age 80, of Mineral Point, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017 at Upland Hills Health. She is survived by her daughter Paula Moebius of Mineral Point. Per Judith's wishes, there will be no formal services.
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James Schaaf

January 4, 1935 - March 12, 2017

Brookfield / Mineral Point – James Schaaf, age 82, of Brookfield, formerly of Mineral Point, passed away on Sunday, March 13, 2017 due to complications of COPD and cancer. He was the 5th child of Josephine and Matt Schaaf, of Mineral Point, WI. He was preceded in death by his parents, his 3 brothers, Harold, Robert (Margie), Bernard (Jane) and his sister Margaret (Keith) Kummer. Jim...
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David M. Barwick

October 10, 1958 - March 12, 2017

Mineral Point - David "Dave" M. Barwick, age 58, of Mineral Point, passed away peacefully at home, Sunday March 12, 2017. He was born in Wausau, October 10, 1958 to William and Carol Barwick of Weston. Dave married Sibylle (Hagner-McEachen) on October 7, 1983. He was a FileMaker developer. He is survived by his wife Sibylle; his step-son Joshua McEachen of Madison; granddaughter...
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Charlene L. Johnston

August 14, 1927 - March 10, 2017

Mineral Point- Charlene Lavine Johnston, age 89, of Mineral Point passed away on Friday, March 10, 2017 at Atrium Post Acute Care in Mineral Point. She was born on August 14, 1927 the daughter of William and Nellie (Meehan) Schemehorn in Shullsburg, WI. Charlene grew up in Riverside, WI and later lived in Milwaukee before settling down in Mineral Point for the rest of her life. She worked...
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Thomas H. Harford

November 1, 1944 - March 5, 2017

Mineral Point - Thomas Hendrickson Harford, age 72, of Mineral Point, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, March 5, 2017. Tom was born on November 1, 1944, to Willard and Madeline Harford. Tom lived his entire life in Mineral Point, Wisconsin on his family farm. He was an industrious and talented craftsman who worked in the construction industry and as a skilled mechanic. He retired...
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Ann Tibbits

November 19, 1912 - March 1, 2017

Mineral Point - Ann Pilling Tibbits, age 104, passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Sienna Meadows in Mineral Point. She was born on November 19, 1912 in Barreltown, Iowa County WI, the daughter of Peter and Caroline (Jungers) Kieffer. She was the second child in a family of ten children. Ann married Henry Pilling in January of 1934. Together they had eleven children. Henry died in...
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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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