Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

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God took one of his angels’ home on June 27, 2020. Former Lodi resident Mary “Ivy” Senese passed away peacefully at home in Dandridge, Tennessee. She was 97 years old. She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Anthony J. Senese, son Daniel Senese and daughter Mary Marks.

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POYNETTE – LeRoy H. Breneman, age 92, passed away peacefully at Our House in Lodi on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

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POYNETTE – Joanne Fay Tomlinson passed away peacefully at Tivoli in Portage on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.

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Carol Jean Loniello, 47, died unexpectedly at her home on Friday, June 19, 2020 in Viola, Wisconsin. She was born in Madison, Wisconsin March 31,1973 to Tom and Kathy Pederson. She attended Maple Grove School, Middleton Christian School, and graduated from Madison West High School. She met h…

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ARLINGTON–L. Geraldine Rouse, age 97, passed away on Sun., June 21, 2020. She was born Oct. 13, 1922, to Robert R. and Gladys (McLeish) Manke, at the farm home on the Arlington Prairie.

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John M. Skaar, age 90, of Arlington, passed away Wednesday May 20, 2020. John was born November 9, 1929 in Madison, WI. He joined the U.S. Army at the age of 17 and served 21 years, including active duty in both Korea & Vietnam. He earned several prestigious awards including the Purple H…

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Jane Giese passed away Monday May 25, 2020. She was born on Feb. 21, 1931 in Waupaca, Wisconsin to Elnore and Ruth Kurkowski.

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Lois Drost, 89, of Cambridge, passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family.

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Oliver “Jere” Jernigan Gordon, Jr., 89, of Hudson, Wis., passed away May 11, 2020.

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LODI – Agnes “Aggie” Ganser, age 91, passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2020, at her home. Aggie was born on Oct. 27, 1928, in Waunakee, Wis., the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Helt) Ripp. She was united in marriage to Clarence Ganser on May 17, 1949. The couple spent their lives together on…

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LODI — Kenneth Roger Orvold, age 78, died peacefully May 9, 2020. He was born on June 7, 1941 in Madison, Wisconsin, the son of Abner and Margaret (Martin) Orvold. He grew up in the Madison area, attending Oregon High School, where he enjoyed several sports, including football and basketball…

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DANE–Sandra K. Clemens, age 65, loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many other wonderful people. I crossed the rainbow bridge May 3rd, after a four-year battle with cancer, surrounded by my loving and supportive family. Not the Damn virus.

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LODI, WIS/CASA GRANDE, ARIZ–Carolyn A. Grenzow passed away on April 25, 2020, at Sauk Prairie Healthcare. Carolyn was born in Lodi on June 3, 1939, to Arnold and Alma E. (Nelson) Johnson. She attended Lodi Public Schools and graduated from Lodi High School in 1957. In 1962 she graduated from…

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POYNETTE — Margaret J. Hebel, age 87, of Poynette, passed away on Friday, April 17, 2020, at Divine Savior Healthcare Hospital in Portage.

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LODI– Jo Anne Storm, age 65, passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at St. Mary’s Hospital. She was born on July 6, 1954, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Robert and Mary (Fitzpatrick) Roos. Jo graduated from Lodi HS in 1973. She was employed as a CNA for several local health care facili…

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LODI — Donald N. Knuteson, age 86, passed away on Sunday, April 12, 2020, at his home. He was born on April 24, 1933, in Poynette, the son of Nels and Janetta (Johnson) Knuteson. He married Lorraine Seemann-Duerst on April 28, 1956 ,in Lodi. Donald was employed as an Electrician for Oscar Ma…

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POYNETTE — Samuel J. Viola, Jr. age 67, passed away on Friday, April 10, 2020 at UW Hospital after an extended illness. He was born on January 20, 1953, in Chicago, Ill, the son of Sam and Gloria (Arquilla) Viola. After graduating in 1971 from St. Lawrence High School in Chicago, Sam became …

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LODI — Patrick Richard Russell Slaughter, age 66, peacefully passed away on Friday, April 10, 2020 after a short illness. He was born on November 12, 1953, in Madison, Wis., the son of Richard and Lucille (Browne) Slaughter. Patrick married Judy Pollock on March 15, 1980, in Madison. Patrick…

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Prairie du Sac – Darrell “Mac” McCluskey, age 94, passed away on April 7, 2020. He was born July 9, 1925, to the late William and Helena McCluskey in Madison, Wi. Mac graduated from East High School in the class of 1943. He served in the US Army from 1943-1946. He married the love of his lif…

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LODI–Geraldine M. Pelanek, age 97, passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. She was born in Madison on September 21, 1922 to Fred and Helen (Bachmayer) Thurber. She graduated from Madison East High School, Class of 1941. On Jan. 23, 1943 she married Kenneth Tracy, he was a casualty of World Wa…

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Stoughton — M. Elnora Johnson, age 93, passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2020. She was born on Oct. 4, 1926, the daughter of Byron and Edith Hayes. Elnora was born and grew up in the Poynette area and remained there until her marriage to La Verne in 1970 when they moved to Stoughton. She was…

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Margaret Loretta McAnaugh “Peg”, of Odessa, Florida, passed away on March 28 in Phoenix, Arizona, surrounded by loved ones. Peg was born on May 4, 1941 in Evergreen Park, Illinois. She was the daughter of Gladys and Lawrence Connell. Peg attended Carl Sandburg High School in Palos Park, Illi…

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LODI–Ross W. Elsing, age 29, traded in his jet ski for angel wings on Saturday, March 28, 2020, when he lost his battle with bi-polar depression. He was born on April 16, 1990, in Madison, Wis., to Bill and Debbie Elsing. In 2008, Ross graduated from Lodi High School with a scholarship from …

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Renald G. Henriksen, 84, Rice Lake, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Marshfield Medical Center.

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Ellen I. Byrns, age 82, left her earthly life on Friday Feb. 7, 2020. She was born on Feb. 23, 1937 in Crookston, MN, the daughter of Hazel and Elmer Byrns. After the death of her parents, Ellen made her home with Lewis and Florence Byrns in Lodi. Ellen graduated from Lodi High School in 195…

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Arthur F. Zersen, age 87, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 in Madison.

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Robert “Bob” Tallman, age 80, joined his heavenly Father on Sunday, March 29, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. Bob was born on June 19, 1939, the son of Tracy and Wilma Tallman. On March 24, 1973, he married Bonnie Tallman, and they resided in Lodi for over 36 years. He had a career in…

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Marjorie Ruth Knuteson nee Tanke, age 92, born Oct. 23, 1927, to William August Tanke (1892-1979) and Hattie Wilhelmina Albrecht Tanke (1896-1983), went to be with the Lord on March 3, 2020. She is survived by son, Kyle (Monice) Knuteson; daughter Kristin (Roger) Hamilton; grandson Zach Knut…

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POYNETTE – Jack Hipke, age 87 passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Divine Rehab and Nursing, Lodi. He was born in New Holstein, Wis., on Feb. 2, 1933, the son of Elmer and Julia (Stoll) Hipke. Jack graduated from New Holstein High School in 1951, earning a bachelor’s degree in chemistry a…

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Joann K. Facklam, age 85, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. She was born on Sept. 5, 1934 in Lodi, the daughter of the late Sylvester and Grace (Cross) Brereton. While attending the Lodi public schools she was proud of the many lifelong friendships she made. Joann gr…

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Dolores Zornow, age 84, passed away on Monday, February 17, 2020 at UW-Health American Center, in Madison.

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After a courageous battle with cancer, Thomas Michael Saager, age 62, of Poynette, passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg.

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Donald Fryman, age 86, of Lodi, passed away suddenly, on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, surrounded by his family. He was born on July 15, 1933.

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Terry Martindale passed away on Monday, February 10, 2020 at his home in Bruce, WI., where he lived with his wife and devoted caretaker Sally since July, 2019. He suffered from Parkinson’s disease in the last several years.

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Barry R. Barrow, age 67, peacefully passed away on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. He was born on March 21, 1952, in Baraboo, the son of Thomas and Doreen (Giese) Barrow. Barry graduated from Lodi High School in 1970. He worked as a welder and grinder for several metal manufacturing companies in the …

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Bessie Z. Wolfgram, age 84, of Poynette, died on Friday, February 14, 2020 at Columbia Healthcare Center in Wyocena.

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Kathryn “Kath” Smith, 55, of New Ulm died Friday, February 7, 2020 at the New Ulm Medical Center in New Ulm.

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Robert W. Vogts, age 83, passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, in Foley, while wintering in Orange Beach/Gulf Shores, Alabama.

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Marci L. Sadek passed in peace at the age of 65 on January 21, 2020. She was born January 8, 1955 in Madison.

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Robert “Bob” J. Hamann, age 63, of Lodi, passed away at his home on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. He was born on June 4, 1956, in Madison, the son of Richard and Jean (Janz) Hamann. Bob married Sheryl Ann Pierce on Oct. 15, 1977, in Madison.

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David Lee Pafford, age 61, passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2020, peacefully, with his family by his side.

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Vincent J. Ryan, age 98, of Lodi, Madison, Montana, Sun Prairie, Texas, Arizona, and Waunakee, Wis., passed away December 11, 2019. Vince is survived by his wife, Marie; and two sons, Jeff (Beth) and Lee (Pam).

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June M. Fiske, age 88, passed away on Monday, January 20, 2020, at her home in Lodi.

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Michael E. Steckel, age 63, of Fall River, peacefully passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2020. He was born on October 8, 1956, in Hillsboro, Wis., the son of late Edward and Mildred (Stanek) Steckel. Michael was a 1974 graduate of Lodi High School. Michael was an avid outdoorsman who loved…

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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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Karan Nell Thompson, age 76, peacefully passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020 with her family by her side. She was born on November 4, 1943, in Muskogee, Oklahoma, the daughter of Luther and LCora (Smith) Gage. Karan married Charles Thompson on April 8, 1960 in Wagner, Oklahoma and this y…

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Mary Elizabeth Bohl Fryman, passed away peacefully on January 11, 2020. Mary was born in Mount Hope, Wisconsin on March 25, 1929, the daughter of Joseph and Neomi Richard Bohl. She lived in Boscobel after the death of her father. At the age of eight her mother, sister and Mary moved to Fenni…

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Diane M. Karls, age 83, peacefully passed away on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, surrounded by her family. She was born on June 14, 1936, the daughter of the late Frank and Victoria (Herbrand) Pape. Diane graduated from Lodi High School in 1953. She married William Karls on August 4, 1956 in Waunak…

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Barbara F. Sawyer, age 77, peacefully passed away on Thursday, December 26, 2019 at Agrace HospiceCare. She was born on August 23, 1942, in Grand Rapids, Mich., the daughter of Marvin and Evelyn (Dom) Lossau. Barbara graduated from Oak Park River Forest High School, Oak Park, Ill. and earned…