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Tuesday 07/07/2015
Sun Prairie Obituary: Dean Anthony Blau
Posted: July 07, 2015 - 8:39 am

Dean Anthony Blau, age 82, died unexpectedly on Saturday, July 4, 2015 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. 

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Wednesday 07/01/2015
Sun Prairie Obituary: Donald James Rortvedt
Updated: July 01, 2015 - 12:37 pm

Donald James Rortvedt, age 57, died in a single car accident June 25, 2015. He was born April 26, 1958 in Sun Prairie, the son of Charles and Joan (Skalitzky) Rortvedt. He was married on October 27, 2001 to Cynthia Knaack and they lived in Milton. Don was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.

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Tuesday 06/23/2015
Sun Prairie Obituary: Elizabeth Ann Rohde
Updated: June 23, 2015 - 1:40 pm

Elizabeth Ann (Becker) Rohde, 79, of Fletcher, North Carolina, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015, at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock.  

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Monday 06/22/2015
Sun Prairie Obituary: Vickie Bowers Mason
Updated: June 22, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Vickie Bowers Mason, a former manager of the Road Ranger store in Sun Prairie, born in Springdale, Arkansas June 11, 1955 a loving mother and wife died June 20, 2015 after her long battle with cancer.

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Friday 06/19/2015
Sun Prairie Obituary: Thomas J. Lobe
Updated: June 19, 2015 - 3:04 pm

Thomas J. Lobe, age 63, of Wisconsin Dells, WI passed away on June 17, 2015, at Agrace Hospice in Fitchburg, WI.

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Friday 06/12/2015
Sun Prairie Obituary: Donald E. Woerpel
Updated: June 12, 2015 - 4:09 pm

Donald E. Woerpel, Age 80, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 surrounded by his family at UW Hospital and Clinics in Madison.

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Friday 06/05/2015
Sun Prairie Obituary: Evonne L. Thurston
Posted: June 05, 2015 - 11:26 am

Evonne L. Thurston, age 70, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, June 5, 2015. She was born on October 28, 1944 in Edgerton, Wisconsin, the daughter of Marvin and Marion (Jellings) Starks. Evonne was united in marriage to Ronald ‘’Fuzzy” Thurston on April 8, 1972 in Madison.

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Monday 06/01/2015
Sun Prairie Obituary: Robert John “Toot” Faust
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 3:58 pm

On May 31, 2015, Robert John Faust, age 75, passed away at home surrounded by family. Robert was born at home in Sun Prairie on April 10, 1940 to loving parents, Robert Faust Sr, and Jane (Knapp) Faust.

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Tuesday 05/26/2015
Sun Prairie Obituary: Keith Gene Thomas
Updated: May 26, 2015 - 11:32 am

Keith Gene Thomas, 57 died May 12, 2015 after a year-long battle with cancer.

Keith was born in Sheboygan WI. On November 30, 1957 to Ronald C. Thomas (deceased 21 April 1996) and Barbara Thomas-Simms (Richard) of Plant City, Florida.

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Sun Prairie Obituary: Kathleen "Kathy" M. Rebholz
Updated: May 26, 2015 - 10:52 am

Kathleen “Kathy” M. Rebholz, age 70, passed away on Friday, May 22, 2015 at UW Hospital in Madison, WI.  She was born Kathleen Marie Stick in Madison, WI on October 19, 1944 to Wayne Stick and Valitha (Diske) Sprecher.  Kathy grew up in the Leland-Irish Valley area and graduated from Prairie du Sac High School, Class of 1962. She married Kenneth Mack in 1963.  She married Ronald “Bucky” Rebholz in 1991. 

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Sun Prairie Obituary: James E. Esselman
Updated: May 26, 2015 - 10:53 am

James E. Esselman, age 62, of Sun Prairie, passed away at St. Mary’s Hospital with his loving family by his side, on Monday, May 18, 2015. He was born on June 27, 1952 in Chippewa Falls, the son of Charles and Pauline (Erhardt) Esselman.

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Tuesday 03/24/2015
Sun Prairie Obituary: Charles Wallace Havens II
Posted: March 24, 2015 - 8:35 am

Charles “Charlie” Wallace Havens II, age 55, passed away at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg on Thursday, March 5, 2015, after a long illness with multi system atrophy (MSA).

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Sun Prairie Obituary: Donald E. Starker
Posted: March 24, 2015 - 8:32 am

Donald E. Starker, age 83 passed away peacefully Saturday, March 21, 2015 surrounded by his loving family at Agrace HospiceCare, Fitchburg.

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Sun Prairie Obituary: Helen Henrietta Tuschen
Posted: March 24, 2015 - 8:23 am

Helen Henrietta Tuschen, 89, passed away peacefully at Select Hospital in Madison, surrounded by her family on March 18, 2015.

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Monday 03/16/2015
Obituary: James C. Koenig
Posted: March 16, 2015 - 8:53 am

James C. Koenig, age 54, died unexpectedly on Thursday, March 12, 2015.

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Tuesday 03/10/2015
Obituary: Elmer M. Denman
Posted: March 10, 2015 - 12:55 pm

Elmer M. Denman, age 75, passed away peacefully on March 2, 2015, after a brief illness with cancer.

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Obituary: Matthew Robert Berndt
Posted: March 10, 2015 - 12:53 pm

Matthew “Matt” Robert Berndt, age 33, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

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Obituary: Charles Wallace Havens II
Posted: March 10, 2015 - 12:56 pm

Charles “Charlie” Wallace Havens II, age 55, passed away at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg on Thursday, March 5, 2015, after a long illness with multi system atrophy (MSA).

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Monday 03/09/2015
Obituary: Michael John McCutcheon
Posted: March 09, 2015 - 6:18 pm

Michael John “Clutch” McCutcheon left this world peacefully, surrounded by love on March 7, 2015, after a courageous battle with leukemia.

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Obituary: Donald T. Clifton
Posted: March 09, 2015 - 6:16 pm

Donald T. Clifton, 78, beloved husband of Margaret 'Tooty' (nee Christy) for over 50 years, devoted father of Kim Clifton, Scott (Lynn) Clifton, Kristi (John) Sebert, Sherri (Jeff) Hofer, Lisa (Ron) Shanklin and Donald (Carolyn) Clifton, dear brother of Floyd 'Jack' (Kathleen) Clifton, Darlene Karraker, Jerry (Donna) Clifton and the late Beverly Davis and Kenneth Clifton, loving grandpa of Billie, Bobbie, Brittany, Brooke, Scotty, Troy, Christopher, Justin, Cameron, Tyler, Logan Chelsea, Sydney, Victoria, Autumn and Carson and great-grandpa of nine, also survived by his two adorable cats Maggie and Tigger.

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Obituary: Ray Schmitt
Posted: March 09, 2015 - 8:45 am

Ray “Cardie” Schmitt, age 80, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015, at Oakwood East, Madison with his loving wife, Diane at his side.

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Tuesday 03/03/2015
Obituary: Nancy Louise (Iotte) Miller
Posted: March 03, 2015 - 3:12 pm

Nancy Louise (Iotte) Miller, passed away on Monday, March 2, 2015 after a courageous 8 year battle with cancer.

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Monday 03/02/2015
Obituary: Helen R. King
Posted: March 02, 2015 - 6:49 am

Helen R. King, age 86, died on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at the Columbus Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Columbus.

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Obituary: Ann Marie Riechers
Posted: March 02, 2015 - 6:47 am

Ann Marie Riechers passed away on Feb. 26, 2015, at her Madison home surrounded by her family.

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Thursday 02/26/2015
Obituary: Connie M. Matheson
Posted: February 26, 2015 - 12:06 pm

Connie M. Matheson, age 59, passed away after a short battle with kidney cancer on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg.

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Tuesday 02/24/2015
Obituary: Anna Gehrke
Posted: February 24, 2015 - 10:41 am

Anna Gehrke, age 97, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, in Sun Prairie.

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Tuesday 02/17/2015
Obituary: Dr. Robert D. Oien
Posted: February 17, 2015 - 8:00 am

Dr. Robert D. Oien, age 89, passed away on Feb. 13, 2015 at his home in Sun Prairie.

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Tuesday 02/10/2015
Obituary: Jennette (Jan) E. Oncken
Posted: February 10, 2015 - 8:39 am

Jennette (Jan) E. Oncken, Sun Prairie, Wis.,was given the gift of life on Jan. 29, 1933 in Monroe, Wis., and returned it on Feb. 5, 2015 with her family by her side.

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Tuesday 01/27/2015
Obituary: Raymond Charles Boehlert
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 8:44 am

Raymond Charles Boehlert, “Chief Ray”, age 77, passed away peacefully on Jan. 20, 2015, surrounded by his daughter Renee and family, after fighting cancer for nine years.

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Obituary: Kenneth F. Hammond, Sr.
Posted: January 27, 2015 - 8:40 am

Kenneth F. Hammond, Sr., age 80, died on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.

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Friday 01/23/2015
Obituary: Tyler John Benner
Posted: January 23, 2015 - 8:00 am

Tyler John Benner, age 19, of Midwest City, Okla., died unexpectedly at home on Dec. 14, 2014.

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Obituary: Trygve A. Strand
Posted: January 23, 2015 - 8:00 am

Trygve A. Strand, age 67, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at his home in DeForest.

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Friday 01/09/2015
Obituary: Gretchen Ann Klundt
Posted: January 09, 2015 - 9:48 am

SUN PRAIRIE - Gretchen Ann Klundt, age 69, died on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg after a brief battle with leukemia along with other complications. 

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Tuesday 01/06/2015
Obituary: Curtis C. Hahn
Posted: January 06, 2015 - 8:13 am

Curtis C. Hahn

Nov. 1965 - Dec. 2014

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Tuesday 12/23/2014
Obituary: Richard “Dick” Lee Meinert
Posted: December 23, 2014 - 8:00 am

MADISON – Richard “Dick” Lee Meinert, age 69, of Sun Prairie, passed away unexpectedly at William S. Middelton VA Hospital on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. Dick was born Nov. 20, 1945 in Dubuque, Iowa, to K. Lee Meinert and C. Genevieve (nee Miller) Meinert.

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Tuesday 12/09/2014
Obituary: Elaine G. Wiersema
Posted: December 09, 2014 - 8:00 am

Elaine G. Wiersema, age 85, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in Sun Prairie. 

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Monday 11/24/2014
Obituary: Philip Gardner Bowman
Posted: November 24, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Philip Gardner Bowman

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Friday 11/21/2014
Obituary: Marilynn M. Rushton
Posted: November 21, 2014 - 10:00 am

Marilynn M. Rushton, age 72 of Menomonie, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire with her family by her side.

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Tuesday 11/18/2014
Obituary: Anna M. Reinen
Updated: November 18, 2014 - 8:38 am

Anna M. Reinen, age 96, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 at the Lighthouse in Sun Prairie. She was born on June 19, 1918 in the Town of Bristol and was the daughter of Joseph and Helen (Speth) Bonner. She married Charles Reinen on July 15, 1944 in Sun Prairie. Charlie and Anna were devoted to their family and one another. This devotion was displayed when Anna cared for Charlie after a debilitating stroke. They enjoyed 51 years of marriage until Charlie’s death in 1996.

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Obituary: Monte C. Couch
Updated: November 24, 2014 - 12:17 pm

Marshall – Monte C. Couch, age 89, passed away on Monday, November 10, 2014, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison.

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Tuesday 11/04/2014
Obituary: James D. “Butch” Jaeger
Updated: November 07, 2014 - 8:50 am

SUN PRAIRIE-James D. “Butch” Jaeger, age 73, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014.

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Tuesday 10/28/2014
Obituary: Melva Ann Hafner
Posted: October 28, 2014 - 8:00 am

Sun Prairie – Melva Ann Hafner, age 82, passed away on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at Heritage Senior Living in Middleton. 

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Tuesday 10/21/2014
Obituary: Robert (Rozie) Rozinski
Posted: October 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Robert (Rozie) Rozinski, 70, died on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 at Agrace HospiceCare after a short and courageous battle with brain cancer.

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Obituary: James R. Kloster
Posted: October 21, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Kloster, James R., age 71 passed away on Oct. 16, 2014, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison.

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Saturday 10/11/2014
Obituary: Irma (Weisensel) Irwin
Posted: October 11, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Irma (Weisensel) Irwin

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Tuesday 10/07/2014
Obituary: Alice Russell
Posted: October 07, 2014 - 9:00 am

Sun Prairie, WI — Alice Russell, age 91, died Sept. 30, 2014. She lived in Sun Prairie for 65 years, raising a large family with her husband, Dr. William T. Russell, who died July 29, 2014.

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Tuesday 09/30/2014
Obituary: Barbara Albright Sutter
Posted: September 30, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Barbara Albright Sutter was born in 1923 to Myron and Geneva Murray in Oak Park, Illinois, the oldest of three children. 

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Obituary: Doris L. Tennant
Updated: October 01, 2014 - 8:39 am

Doris L. Tennant, age 91, passed away with her family by her side on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison.

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Friday 09/05/2014
Obituary: Paul H. Durst
Updated: September 05, 2014 - 10:20 am

SUN PRAIRIE/COLUMBUS—Paul H. Durst, age 94, passed on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 at the At Home Again Assisted Living in Columbus.

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Tuesday 08/12/2014
Obituary: John P. Hahner
Updated: August 12, 2014 - 8:47 am

John P. Hahner, Wisconsin Rapids, passed away Saturday, Aug. 9,2014, at the age of 74, after a courageous 13 year journey with Alzheimer’s disease, at Arborview Memory Unit with his wife, Elaine and family by his side.

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