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Thomas F. Hess, age 60, of Rewey, Wisconsin passed away from a heart attack, unexpectedly, in the early hours of Tuesday, March 24, 2020, in the comfort of his home. Private family services will be held at the Melby Funeral Home & Crematory in Platteville, WI. Burial will be at St. John’…

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Waunakee: Lillias Marie (Fitzgerald) Kessenich passed away peacefully on Friday March 20, 2020. Lillias was born April 3, 1927, in Ketchikan, Alask,a the daughter of William H. “Harry” Fitzgerald and Elizabeth M. (Schlais) Fitzgerald. She met her husband, Robert H. Kessenich, during WWII whi…

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Waunakee: John (Jack) Laufenberg passed away March 20, 2020 at Homestead Living, Inc. Jack was born Dec. 5, 1930, to Norbert and Caroline (Kalscheuer) Laufenberg in the Town of Springfield, Wisconsin. He was united in marriage to Geraldine Koch on Sept. 11, 1956, and together they worked the…

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WAUNAKEE-Sue A. Heathman passed away on March 12, 2020, surrounded by her family at home in Waunakee. She was born in Sparta, NC on April 12, 1917, and grew up in Odeboldt, IA, where she was an outstanding student, musician, and valedictorian of her class. After receiving her music education…

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William “Bill” Raymond Adler, age 78, of Waunakee, passed away on Monday, March 2, 2020. Bill was born August 9, 1941, in Madison, WI, the son of Herbert and Loretta (Kessenich) Adler. He graduated from Waunakee High School in 1959. He married the love of his life, Helen K. Markart, on July …

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David Wayne Faulkner, age 45, of Fennimore passed away, surrounded by his beloved family, on Thursday morning March 5, 2020, at the Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster after his courageous battle with cancer. He was born on April 21, 1974, in Boscobel, the son of Delos and Donna (Reige…

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On Thursday, March 5, 2020, Joseph P. “Joe” Meffert, age 81, of Waunakee, went to be with his Lord & Savior.

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MIDDLETON/WAUNAKEE — Leonard Werner Buechner, age 78, passed away on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at his home in Middleton. He was born on March 26, 1941, in the Town of Springfield, the son of Ludwig and Gertrude (Meier) Buechner. Leonard graduated from Waunakee High School.

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Betty Jane (Bollig) Pomeranke, 78, of Dane, passed away on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, at St. Mary’s hospital after a long struggle with health issues. Betty was born Jan. 4, 1942, to John and Johanna (Zeier) Bollig. She grew up on the family farm in DeForest where she learned a strong work ethic…

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Middleton / Ashton – Stanley Wagner, age 94, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 13, with his granddaughter by his side. Stanley was born on Oct. 16, 1925, to George and Lena (Laufenberg) Wagner in Middleton. He lived his entire life and farmed within one mile from where he was born. He married Ev…

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Stuart Woolley, age 85, of Middleton/Waunakee, Wisconsin died on Feb. 2, 2020, at St. Mary’s Hospital Madison, Wisconsin. Stuart left his wife Shirley, 5 children, 9 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren behind.

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WAUNAKEE – Dustin J. Ziegler, age 24, was taken from his loved ones Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. He was born May 26, 1995, in Madison, Wisconsin to Christopher and Karen (Gehri) Ziegler. Dustin suffered a tragic accident on May 6, 2018. He was a strong fighter and was able to make lots of improveme…

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Mary Ellen Nolden (Keller), age 90, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at St. Mary’s Hospital. She was born on July 16, 1929, at home, the daughter of Raymond and Theresa Keller.

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Waunakee – Betty Ellen Berg, age 63, passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2020. She was born in Reedsburg, the daughter to Durlin and Marcella (Rusch) Behn.

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Waunakee: Marcus Martin Roelke, age 90, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, at home surrounded by his family. Marcus was born in Lodi on May 15, 1929, the son of Norman and Helen Roelke. He married the love of his life, Beverly (Jacobson), on June 6, 1953. Together they raised seven chil…

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There was something magical about Margie being from Newfoundland. Her kids knew it. Her grandkids knew it. And, boy, did her husband know it. Those glorious trips back to “The Rock” to visit Jack, Maisy, Jim, Regina, Geri, Percy and the rest of Margie’s family remain some of his most preciou…

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WAUNAKEE — William R. “Bill” Dahmen, age 81, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Jan. 8, 2020, at UW Hospital after suffering a stroke shortly after returning home from a night of his favorite past time of pitching horseshoes. Bill was born on Nov. 2, 1938, to Joseph and Cyril…

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WAUNAKEE – Janet F. Thony (nee Helgeson), age 84 of Waunakee, died on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, at her home with her family by her side. She was born in Madison, on Jan. 23, 1935, to the late Leon and Mildred (Hook) Helgeson. She attended Black Earth High School.

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WAUNAKEE – On early Tuesday morning, Dec. 24, 2019, Marilyn Priscilla (Bowar) Karls received her wings after a valiant battle with emphysema.

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Joseph R. Pobjoy, age 61, a resident of Eagle River, died Saturday Dec. 7, 2019. He was born in Madison, WI on Oct.7, 1958, to parents Grant and Ethel Pobjoy.

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Robert William “Bob” Lee, age 71, of Waunakee/Necedah, Wisconsin, passed away on Dec. 1, 2019, at home, peacefully. Bob was born on Jan. 16, 1948, in Beloit, WI., the son of William and Lois (McGraw) Lee.

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Billie Rita Thompson Bannen Roelke Schoepp, age 91, of Waunakee/Westport, passed away peacefully at home with family by her side.

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Armella C. (Acker) Endres died peacefully at the age of 95 on Dec. 3, 2019.

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Don & Colleen Soper, age 87, of Waunakee , together in life and sadly but fittingly were together at the time of death on Saturday Nov. 30, 2019. Don was born on May 30, 1932 in Blanchardville to Everett and Edna Soper. Colleen was born on Nov. 7, 1932, in Hollandale to Elmer and Geneva …

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Maurice “Maury” E. Costello passed away at Waunakee Manor on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Maury was born Aug. 28, 1923, in Pittsburgh, Penn. The only son of Maurice A. and Rose Hull Costello, he was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Mildred Plummer. Maury spent 44 years in Pittsbur…

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Robert (Bob) Louis Bernards, 92, of Waunakee, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 in the home he built for his family in 1956.  A funeral mass was held on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church, 209 South Street, Waunakee, WI.  Burial was in St. John’…

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Gary R. “Garbe” Dahmen, age 65, of Waunakee, passed away at his home on Oct. 30, 2019, surrounded by his immediate family. He was born on Oc. 24, 1954, in Madison, Wisconsin, to Gilbert and Mary Ann Dahmen. Garbe and Jerilyn Meyer Dahmen were married on Jan. 15, 1981, at St. John’s Catholic …

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On Saturday October 26, 2019, Adeline F. Strzok (nee Surwillo) celebrated her final day in this life at the age of 92. She comforted those close to her assuring them she “led a good life.” Adeline lived her life in the same way she encouraged others — “to take one day at a time and enjoy.” W…

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Waunakee/Arlington – Anita Marie Grinde, age 81, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. She was born on Nov. 5, 1937, in Portage, WI, the daughter of Edgar and Kristiana "Jennie" (Scharf) Bender of Arlington, WI. She graduated from Poynette High School in 1955 and was united in marriage to…

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WAUNAKEE—Merry L. Wissink, age 75, passed away peacefully at home on Oct. 21, 2019, with her husband at her side after a seven-year battle with a rare degenerative neurological dementia in the frontal lobe of her brain. She was born on Sept. 28, 1944, in Sheldon, IA., the daughter of James C…

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Cora Mae (Eakin) Parks, age 90, of Waunakee went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 25, 2019, surrounded by family at Elmbrook Memorial Hospital in Brookfield, WI. She was born on June 2, 1929, in Portage, WI, the daughter of Annie Forbush. Cora attended Cottage School in Portage, WI. She was…

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WAUNAKEE – Orlaine Ruth “Cookie” Pichette, age 88, passed peacefully on Sept. 11, 2019, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. She was born on Oct. 21, 1930, in Oconto Falls, WI, the daughter of Wilbur and Esther (Anderson) Paulson, and grew up in Gillett, WI. Cookie met her husband, Joseph “Joe…

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WAUNAKEE – Orlaine Ruth “Cookie” Pichette, age 88, passed peacefully on Sept. 11, 2019, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. She was born on Oct. 21, 1930, in Oconto Falls, WI, the daughter of Wilbur and Esther (Anderson) Paulson, and grew up in Gillett, WI. Cookie met her husband, Joseph “Joe…

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Harold (Harry) G. Fischer, age 93, of Waunakee, Wisconsin passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019.

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Waunakee –– Marcy Greiber, 83, loving wife of Charles, passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, on their 61st wedding anniversary. She was born on March 17, 1936, to Theresa and Anton Kalscheur in Waunakee. Marcy met her husband at Turner Hall and they were married on Aug. 26, 1958. …

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Helen Louise Pfeifer of Meqon passed away Aug. 14, 2019, at the age of 98 years. She was born Feb. 9, 1921, to Gottlob and Bertha Armbrust. Beloved wife of the late Dr. William Murray Pfeifer for 43 years. Mother of the late Gretchen Lucchesi, Katherine (the late Jesse) McCombe, the late Rev…

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MIDDLETON — Susan Phyllis Urban, 71, of Middleton, Wis., died at home on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, after a brief illness. She was born March 12, 1948, in Watertown, the first child of Joseph and Sally (Linke) Urban. Susan grew up in Monroe, attending St. Victor Elementary School and graduatin…

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Mildred “Millie” Paustian, age 89, of Waunakee/ Wausau was born on May 14, 1932, in Wausau, WI, to her mother Mrs. Elizabeth Shipman. She was blessed when at the age of 3, her mother married William E. Blaschka, and he became her forever father.

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Waunakee, WI – George W. Strick, age 79, of Waunakee, WI, formally of Edgerton, passed away Tuesday at home with his family by his side. He was born Aug. 23, 1939 in Kimberly, WI, the son of the late Wilbert and Edna (LaBerge) Strick. George married Debra Kay (Burke) on Feb. 24, 1984.

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John “Jack” Kessenich, 83, of Shellsburg died Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy following a long illness. There will be no services. Teahen Funeral Home and Cremation is assisting the family.

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Waunakee/ Westport: Donald Anthony Schoepp passed away peacefully Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg at the age of 84.

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A life lived with passion came to a quiet close when John Richard Ripp died on April 2, 2019, in his home by the waters of the Caloosahatchee that he loved in North Fort Myers, Florida.

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Doris Mary Fischer (Roessler), of West St. Paul, Minnesota, died on Monday, May 27, 2019, at her home. She was 95. Doris was born on March 29, 1924 in Waunakee, Wisconsin, to Alfred and Rose Roessler. Doris joined the Sisters of St. Agnes at the age of 15. Doris received a bachelor’s degree …

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MIDDLETON-James W. “Jim” Weber, age 67, passed away on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. A Celebration of Life will be held at REX’S INNKEEPER, 301 N Century Ave, Waunakee, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, 2019. Casual clothes are suggested. Please share this Celebration with friends and fami…

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MIDDLETON-James W. "Jim" Weber, age 67, passed away on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. A Celebration of Life will be held at REX’S INNKEEPER, 301 N Century Ave, Waunakee, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, 2019. Casual clothes are suggested. Please share this Celebration with friends and fami…

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Sandra J. Thompson, 77, of Waunakee, died unexpectedly on April 13, 2019, surrounded by family. She was born March 19, 1942, in Milwaukee, WI, the second of six children of Edward and Miriam (Happe) Miller. Her childhood was filled with school, family activities, church, music, Girl Scouts, …

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MIDDLETON-James W. “Jim” Weber, age 67, passed away on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. A Celebration of Life will be held at REX’S INNKEEPER, 301 N Century Ave, Waunakee, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, 2019. Casual clothes are suggested. Please share this Celebration with friends and fami…

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Bernadyne Gatz, age 93 of Waunakee, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. She was born July 30, 1925, in Waushara County, WI.