Obituaries

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Mildred "Millie" Matilda Dettman

 

Mildred “Millie” Matilda Dettman, 92, of Luana, Iowa died Friday, July 25, at Guttenberg Care Center, Guttenberg, Iowa. 

She was born on June 24, 1922 to Verni and Louise (Gueder) Nuehring on the family farm in Clayton County, Iowa. Millie was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Guttenberg. She attended Jolly Ridge Country School through the eighth grade.

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Penny (Slowey) Hanson

 

Penny (Slowey) Hanson, 72, of Portage, died peacefully at home early Monday morning, July 21. 

She was born on Aug. 16, 1941 in Westfield, to Harold and Mary (Mussey) Slowey. She was married on June 27, 1964 to Brian Hanson.

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William E. "Bill" Duffy

 

William E. “Bill” Duffy, 71, of Prairie du Chien passed away Sunday, July 20, at the Franciscan-Skemp Healthcare Center of La Crosse. 

He was born Jan. 8, 1943 in Prairie du Chien, the son of Harold and Veronica (Crowley) Duffy. He married Mary “Kookie” Kuchenbecker on July 4, 1964. Bill worked at Caterpillar Inc. for many years and later did work sandblasting, painting and tree trimming.  

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Virgil E. "Mike" Ostrander

 

Virgil E. “Mike” Ostrander, 92, passed away Sunday, July 20, at the Prairie Maison Healthcare Facility in Prairie du Chien. 

He was born Aug. 13, 1921 in Lynxville, the son of John and Estella (Huard) Ostrander. He married Ivaleen “Ivy” Eggleston on Feb. 18, 1950 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Prairie du Chien. She preceded him in death on July 29, 2012. Mike worked on the railroad for 10 years and then as a mechanic in the Prairie du Chien area until retiring. 

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Henry Klinkenberg

 

Henry Klinkenberg, 71, of Luverne, died Thursday, July 24, at the Parkview Manor Nursing Home in Ellsworth, Minn. 

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Dingmann Funeral Home in Luverne, Minn. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Dingmann Funeral Home in Luverne, Minn. Burial will be in the Eastside Cemetery in Elkader, Iowa at 1 p.m. on Wednesday.

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Judith A. "Judy" O'Connell

 

Judith A. “Judy” O’Connell, 73, of Prairie du Chien passed away Friday, July 25, after a courageous battle with breast cancer. 

She was born Dec. 11, 1940 in Prairie du Chien the daughter of Evan and Jeanette (Strauman) Bloyer. She married Bernard O’Connell on June 4, 1960 at St. Wenceslaus Church in Eastman. Judy was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who will be sadly missed by all. 

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Mary Enabnit

 

Mary J. Enabnit, 73, of Prairie du Chien passed away Friday, July 25, at the Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse. 

She was born Aug. 19, 1940 in Dubuque, Iowa the daughter of the late Lawrence and Naomi (Martelle) Hamilton. She married Fred Rubie in September of 1958 and they later divorced. She married Lyle Enabnit in April of 1990. Mary retired from Minnesota Rubber in Mason City, Iowa after 19 years of service. She then worked at the Prairie du Chien Tourist Information Center and Homeward Bound. Mary enjoyed camping, her flower garden, baking her famous cookies, candies, bars and breads. She and Lyle enjoyed traveling and spending time at their retirement home in Harlingen, Texas. 

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Dolores Ann Ploessl

 

Dolores Ann Ploessl, 84, formerly of Bloomington, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 17, at Prairie Maison in Prairie du Chien surrounded by her loving family. 

Dolores was born to Leo and Anastasia (Bouzek) White on Sept. 5, 1929, in Prairie du Chien. She married Gerald “Jerry” L. Ploessl on Feb. 14, 1949. After raising ten children, she returned to the nursing profession as a CNA. She then became a teacher’s aide in the River Ridge School District. Dolores was also a member of the West Grant Rescue Squad for many years. She was honored to be one of the first women on the squad. She was a longstanding member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters Society.

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Janet Klinkenberg

 

 

Janet M. Klinkenberg, 66, passed away suddenly on her 66th birthday at the Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster. 

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Shirley Ann Thornton

 

Shirley Ann Thornton, 76, of McGregor, Iowa died Wednesday, July 16, at Crossing Rivers Health Center, Prairie du Chien. 

She was born on Aug. 6, 1937 to Harvey and Lucille (Miller) Wagner in Lansing, Iowa. Shirley was baptized at the Presbyterian Church in Rossville. She graduated from Waterville High School in 1955.

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