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Wednesday 08/27/2014
Kathryn A. "Kathie" George
Updated: August 27, 2014 - 8:34 am

Kathryn A. “Kathie” George of Lake Mills/Waterloo, age 72, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014.

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Wednesday 08/20/2014
Obituary: Timothy A. Perham
Posted: August 20, 2014 - 9:19 am

Timothy A. Perham, 54, Lake Mills, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 at the Rainbow Hospice Inpatient Center in Johnson Creek.

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Obituary: Arthur "Art" J. Meyer
Updated: August 20, 2014 - 9:19 am


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Wednesday 08/13/2014
Obituary: Eleanor M. Schmidt
Posted: August 13, 2014 - 10:19 am

Eleanor M. Schmidt, 104 of Sun Prairie, formally of Waterloo, died peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 at Prairie Gardens Assisted Living of Sun Prairie.

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Wednesday 07/23/2014
Dorothy (Flaa) Jensen
Posted: July 23, 2014 - 8:30 am

Dorothy (Flaa) Jensen, 65, of Leesburg, FL, formerly of Waterloo, WI, passed away on July 10, 2014.

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Donald "Don" G. Pellett
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 8:34 am

Donald G. “Don” Pellett, age 72, of Marshall, passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014, unexpectedly, at his residence.

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Tuesday 07/15/2014
Donald A. Rosin
Posted: July 15, 2014 - 4:24 pm

Donald A. Rosin, 79, lost his battle with cancer on July 8, 2014.  He was born in Milwaukee on April 6, 1935, to the late Stanley & Rose (Psybzch) Rosinski.   

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Wednesday 07/02/2014
Obituary: Jean V. Herbert
Posted: July 02, 2014 - 7:53 am

Jean V. Herbert, 86, of Beaver Dam passed away peacefully with her daughters at her side on June 23, 2014 at the Beaver Dam Community Hospital.

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Obituary: Jeanette Ann Zimmerman
Posted: July 02, 2014 - 7:55 am

Jeanette Ann (Ratzlow) Zimmerman, age 88, passed away on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Agrace in Fitchburg.  She was born on March 23, 1926 in the township of Sun Prairie at the Ratzlow Homestead, the daughter of Victor and Lenora (Knapton) Ratzlow.  On February 2, 1946, she married Chester Zimmerman at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Marshall.  He preceded her in death on Sept. 8, 2001.  

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Obituary: Elizabeth Bungard
Posted: July 02, 2014 - 7:46 am

Elizabeth Bungard found eternal peace on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at the age of 79. Beloved mom of Nancy (Steven) Chadwick of Marshall, Carole Bungard of La Crosse, Diana (Christopher) Fischer of New Berlin, and Robert (Laura Gregorek) Bungard Jr. of Holmen. Devoted and proud "Grammie" of Emily (Justin), Rebecca (Troy), Alex, Joseph, Laura (JP), Bailey, Nicholas, Jenni and Christopher. Great-grandma of Lilly, Kamden and twin girls due in October.  Sister of Lillian Tomasino, Georgianna Bartelment, Mary Ullmen and Joseph Hlado. Elizabeth is further survived by other relatives and friends.  

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Obituary: Althea C. Kuhl
Posted: July 02, 2014 - 7:45 am

Althea C. Kuhl, age 89, passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Columbus Community Hospital. Althea C. Zank was born on July 13, 1924 in Brunsville, Iowa, the daughter of Rev. Walter E. and Martha (AveLallemant) Zank. She was baptized by her father and confirmed by her father in 1938. The family moved to Newville in 1926, and Althea graduated from Lake Mills High School in 1946.

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Wednesday 06/25/2014
Obituary: William David Trachte
Posted: June 25, 2014 - 8:32 am

William David  Trachte, a lifelong Marshall resident,  passed away peacefully, Friday, June 20, 2014 at Agrace Hospice Center in Fitchburg.

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Obituary: Mary Jane Marr
Posted: June 25, 2014 - 8:24 am

Mary Jane Marr, 82, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2014 at The Gardens at Warwick Forest.

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Wednesday 06/18/2014
Obituary: Theodore W. Haefner
Posted: June 18, 2014 - 8:10 am

Theodore W. “Ted” Haefner, age 79, passed away after a brief illness on Friday, June 6, 2014 at Golden Living Center-Continental Manor in Randolph. He was born to John and Laura (Kelly) Haefner on August 17, 1934 in East Bristol and grew-up in the Deansville-Marshall area. Ted was married to Doris Dehnert and had two children, Darla and David. He was later married to Dorothy McCauley on November 24, 1962 in Columbus.

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Wednesday 06/11/2014
Obituary: Robert E. Langer
Posted: June 11, 2014 - 8:00 am

Robert E. “Bob” Langer, 80, passed away on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at the Columbus Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Columbus.

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Wednesday 05/28/2014
Obituary: Fred W. Luther
Posted: May 28, 2014 - 8:20 am

Fred W. Luther, age 67, passed away of heart failure on May 9, 2014 in Carrollton, Ohio.

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Obituary: Russell C. Hein
Posted: May 28, 2014 - 8:22 am

Russell C. Hein, 95 years old, of Waterloo, passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014 at Willowbrook Nursing & Rehab in Lake Mills.

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Wednesday 05/21/2014
Obituary: Robert Warren Schaefer
Posted: May 21, 2014 - 8:27 am

Robert Warren Schaefer, age 87, passed away Friday May 16, 2014. Robert was born in Millford on April 5, 1927, the son of Frank and Alice (Cunningham) Schaefer.

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Tuesday 05/20/2014
Obituary: David Schuenke
Updated: May 21, 2014 - 9:13 am

David Schuenke

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Wednesday 05/14/2014
Obituary: Margery Mae Heitz
Posted: May 14, 2014 - 8:40 am

Margery Mae (White) Heitz, age 80, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 5, 2014.  She was born on May 7, 1933 the daughter of Fletcher and Loretta (Setz) White. She graduated in 1951 from Waterloo High School. On September 27, 1952, Marge was united in marriage to Gordon F. Heitz in Waterloo. Together they raised five beautiful children.

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Obituary: Bellva J. Vitense
Posted: May 14, 2014 - 8:42 am

Bellva J. Vitense, age 87, of Lake Mills, passed away on Friday, May 9, 2014, at Willowbrook Nursing in Lake Mills. She was born on Dec. 8, 1926, in St. Paul, Minn., the daughter of Bernt and Mabel (Kreier) Eroen. Bellva was united in marriage to Elmer “Lefty” Vitense on May 3, 1946, in Madison. She attended Madison Schools and was later employed at the UW in the psychology department until retirement. Bellva enjoyed winters in Arizona and traveling with Lefty, playing cards, and bowling, but she especially loved being with family and her wonderful grandchildren.

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Obituary: Hazel G. Loeffler
Posted: May 14, 2014 - 8:34 am

Hazel G. Loeffler, 89, of Waterloo, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 5, 2014 at the Columbus Nursing and Rehab Center. 

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Wednesday 04/30/2014
Obituary: Dorothy M. Staude
Posted: April 30, 2014 - 7:57 am

Dorothy “Dottie” M. Staude, 89, of Watertown, passed away Sunday, April 27, 2014 at UW Health Partners Watertown Regional Medical Center. 

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Wednesday 04/23/2014
Obituary: David H. Geise
Posted: April 23, 2014 - 8:08 am

David H. Geise, 68, of Waterloo passed away April 13, 2014 at his home.

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Obituary: Rachel Irene Skalitzky
Updated: May 05, 2014 - 3:09 pm

Rachel Irene Skalitzky entered Eternal Life on April 1, 2014 at the age of 77. Rachel was a resident of Whitefish Bay, formerly a resident of Waterloo. Beloved daughter of the late Gertrude (nee Goff) and Valentine Skalitzky. Loving sister of Ernie (Betty) Skalitzky and of the late Barbara Skalitzky.  Proud aunt of Debbie Kelly, Scott (Jenelle) and Marcus (Kenosha) Skalitzky. Great aunt of Skyler, Ashley, Jacob and Antonia. Dear niece of the late Herbert, Irving and Selma. Further survived by other relatives and dear friends.

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Wednesday 04/16/2014
Obituary: Virgil LeRoy Sharp
Posted: April 16, 2014 - 8:23 am

Virgil L. “Doc” Sharp, 91, of Waterloo, passed away Friday April 10, 2014 at Marquardt Health Center of Watertown.

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Obituary: Ann Josephine Geishirt
Posted: April 16, 2014 - 8:18 am

Ann Josephine (Motl) Geishirt, 90, of Waterloo, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014 surrounded by her loving family.

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Obituary: Robert Wesley Gingles
Posted: April 16, 2014 - 8:21 am

Robert Wesley Gingles, 92, of Cabot, Ark., passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Springhill Baptist Hospital.

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Wednesday 04/09/2014
Obituary: Melvin C. Kulow
Posted: April 09, 2014 - 9:23 am

Melvin C. Kulow, age 83, passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Agrace Hospice Center in Fitchburg.

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Obituary: Arnold Joseph Schuett
Posted: April 09, 2014 - 9:24 am

Arnold “Arnie” Joseph Schuett, age 81, of Waterloo, died on April 1, 2014 at Agrace Hospice Care in Madison. 

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Wednesday 03/26/2014
Obituary: Adeline A. Kohn
Posted: March 26, 2014 - 8:54 am

Adeline A. Kohn, age 95, of Waterloo, died on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam.

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Wednesday 03/19/2014
Obituary: Joseph Vincent Kornell
Posted: March 19, 2014 - 10:15 am

Joseph Vincent Kornell, age 48, died unexpectedly at home on Thursday, March 13, 2014 from a pulmonary embolus. He was born February 22, 1966, in Milwaukee, the son of Robert V. and Ruth M. (Stoetzel) Kornell. He married the girl who would laugh at all his jokes, Annette Kraak, on September 23, 1989. They raised three amazing children, Vincent Michael, Madeline (Maggi) Ruth and Nadine Roma, with lots of love and laughter.

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Obituary: Willena R. Silha
Posted: March 19, 2014 - 10:10 am

Willena "Lena" R. Silha 93 of Waterloo passed away on Monday March 17, 2014 at Willowbrook Nursing and Rehab in Lake Mills.

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Obituary: Harold Charles Gorder
Posted: March 19, 2014 - 10:12 am

Harold Charles Gorder, 96, passed away peacefully and comfortably on Monday, March 17, 2014 at Highland House of Waterloo. He was born in Waterloo on December 3, 1917.  He was the third of five children born to Henry and Else (Baker) Gorder. He was united in marriage to Evelyn Heiking on April 8, 1938. They had 4 children: Barbary Hein (Jerry Christensen) of Sun Prairie, Patricia (deceased) (Chuck) Brumm of Watertown, Dennis (Dena) Gorder of Baraboo and Peggy (Steve) Woerpel of Pleasant Hill, IA.  Harold had 7 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

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Wednesday 03/12/2014
Obituary: Gertrude M. Yelk
Posted: March 12, 2014 - 9:19 am

Gertrude M. Yelk 87, of Waterloo passed away on Friday, March 7, 2014 at her home.

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Wednesday 03/05/2014
Obituary: Timothy R. Klug
Posted: March 05, 2014 - 9:31 am

Timothy R. Klug, 54, of Portland (Waterloo) went to be with his Heavenly Father and Savior on Thursday February 27, 2014 at the Columbus Community Hospital.

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Wednesday 02/26/2014
Obituary: Margo M. Cronin
Posted: February 26, 2014 - 8:53 am

Margo M. Cronin (Setz), age 90, passed away peacefully at Agrace Hospicecare on February 18, 2014 supported by her loving family.

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Wednesday 02/12/2014
Obituary: Elaine Kathleen Albrecht
Posted: February 12, 2014 - 9:43 am

Elaine Kathleen Albrecht, age 73, passed away peacefully February 6, 2014 at Agrace Hospice Care, after a courageous battle against ovarian cancer.

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Obituary: Donna M. Keiner
Posted: February 12, 2014 - 9:44 am

Donna M. Keiner, 67, of Lake Mills, died peacefully on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at her home with her family and friends at her side.

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Obituary: Linda C. Zimmerman
Posted: February 12, 2014 - 9:46 am

Linda C. Zimmerman, age 52, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on February 9, 2014 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. She was born October 5, 1961 in Madison, the daughter to Donald and Mary Lou (Zeihl) Wilson.

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Obituary: Cordell Blankenship
Posted: February 12, 2014 - 9:36 am

Cordell “Dell” Blankenship, age 83, passed away on Friday, February 7, 2014 at Columbus Hospital. Cordell known as just “Dell” was born in Franklin, Tenn. to Mr. and Mrs. B.H. Blankenship along with one other son, Edgar. He attended the local grade school and then Battle Ground Academy, a private prep school for boys. Shortly after graduation Dell joined the Air Force where he served in Texas, Ohio, Wisconsin, two years in Okinawa and finally Kinross, Mich. He was discharged in January of 1955. While in Michigan, Dell married Elizabeth Smith of Madison better known as “Pinky.” They lived in Madison about two years and then moved to Marshall where they had two sons. Like many of those before him, Dell finally lost his battle with his cancer. 

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Wednesday 02/05/2014
Obituary: Micheal A. Prager
Posted: February 05, 2014 - 9:00 am

Micheal A. Prager (Big Mike) passed away February 2, 2014. He was born April 23, 1961.

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Obituary: Donald F. White
Posted: February 05, 2014 - 8:55 am

Donald F. White, age 84, of Beaver Dam, died Sunday, January 26, 2014 at the Golden Living Center in Beaver Dam.

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Obituary: Robert L. Colden
Posted: February 05, 2014 - 8:53 am

Robert “Bob” L. Colden 73, of Marshall passed away on Saturday February 1, 2014 at Agrace Hospice in Madison.

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Obituary: Donald P. Witkowski
Posted: February 05, 2014 - 8:57 am

Donald P. Witkowski, age 88, of Marshall, passed away at home January 29,

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Obituary: Wesley Raymond Cleveland Jr.
Posted: February 05, 2014 - 8:48 am

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Wednesday 01/22/2014
Obituary: Arthur “Bud” Ward
Posted: January 22, 2014 - 9:08 am

Arthur “Bud” Ward, 84, of Marshall, died peacefully at home on Monday, January 20, 2014.  Bud was born on January 20, 1930 to Evert and Verna Ward.  He was the husband of June (Rollert) Ward and a loving father to seven children. His children include: Tom, Linda (Bob) Wise, Daniel, Dennis (Kris), Paula Jean (deceased), David (Kendra) and Doug (Wendy) Ward.  Arthur is also survived by siblings, Alberta (Donald) McGraw, Arlene (Carl) Lang and Arber (Carol) Ward, as well as his 12 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and other family and friends.

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Obituary: Gordon V. Cronin
Posted: January 22, 2014 - 9:10 am

Gordon V. Cronin, age 89, passed away peacefully at Willow Pointe MemoryCare, on Jan. 15, 2014 surrounded by his loving family.

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Obituary: Edgar R. Wolff
Updated: January 29, 2014 - 9:44 am

Edgar R. Wolff, age 94, of Friendship, died January 16, 2014 at the Villa Pines Living Center in Friendship.

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Wednesday 01/15/2014
Obituary: Sylvia C. Vick
Posted: January 15, 2014 - 10:10 am

Sylvia C. Vick, age 92, went to her heavenly home on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. She was born on Jan. 3, 1922 in Marshall to Fred and Anna (Hahn) Schenck. Sylvia grew up on her family’s farm in Marshall. She was married to Clarence “Shorty” Vick on Sept. 23, 1950 at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Marshall.

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