Obituaries

Fri
14
Nov

William "Bill" Peter Valentine

 

 William “Bill” Peter Valentine, 86, former resident of Raton and Springer, N.M., Soldiers Grove, and Lubbock, Texas, passed away on Nov. 9, in Lubbock.

Bill was born in Raton, N.M. on Oct. 22, 1928 to Jack Valentine and Amelia Tomasi. Bill was a life-long dairy farmer, avid cowboy and a veteran of the Korean War. He also worked at the New Mexico Boys School in Springer; the Wyalusing Academy in Prairie du Chien; and with Pinkerton Security in Richland Center. He was a member of the Soldiers Grove American Legion Post 220. He will be missed for his kind heart, love of family, warm smile, and great sense of humor.

Mon
10
Nov

Mervin E. Nimbar

 

Mervin E. Nimbar, 89, formerly of Prairie du Chien passed away Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in LaCrosse. 

Mon
10
Nov

Sandra M. Greene

 

Sandra M. Greene, 72, of Seneca died Tuesday, Nov. 4, at her home after a long courageous battle with leukemia. 

Mon
10
Nov

Terry R. Cejka

 

Terry R. Cejka, 66, of Baraboo passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at St. Clare Hospice House. 

Terry, son of Robert and Betty Howell Cejka, was born Sept. 13, 1948, in Prairie du Chien. He attended three years at Campion Jesuit High School in Prairie du Chien and graduated from Prairie du Chien High School in 1966. Terry then went on to earn his Associates Degree from MATC-Madison in Electronics.

Wed
05
Nov

Roger A. Halvorson

 

Roger A. Halvorson, 80, of Marquette (formerly of Monona), Iowa, died Sunday, Nov. 2, at his home. 

Roger Allan, the son of Victory L. and Ruby E. (Jenson) Halvorson, was born Feb. 12, 1934 in Waterville, Iowa. Roger was baptized in 1934 and confirmed in 1948 at the Waterville Lutheran Church. He graduated from Waterville High School and received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Upper Iowa University.

Tue
04
Nov

Freda May McCracken

 

Freda May McCracken, 90, of McGregor, Iowa passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 3, at Crossing Rivers Health, Prairie du Chien. 

Freda was born Nov. 28, 1923 to Roy Robert and Louise Christina (Harter) Dickson in rural Decorah, Iowa. She attended Franklin Township No. 9 School and graduated from Waukon High School. She was united in marriage with Wayne McCracken on Feb. 25, 1946 in Waukon. He preceded her in death on Aug. 21, 2001. To this union four children were born, Waneta, Yvonne, Phyllis and Carrol. 

Tue
04
Nov

Virginia Rose Elvert

 

Virginia Rose Elvert, 89, of Prairie du Chien passed away Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Prairie Maison Health Care Center. 

Thu
30
Oct

Lorraine Phyllis Granzow

 

Our loving wife, mother, and grandma, Lorraine Phyllis Granzow, 81, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, Oct. 29. 

Lorraine was born on Dec. 29, 1932 to Nora (Hiam) and Hilmer Lee and was raised on a tobacco farm in Buckcreek Hollow in Ferryville.

Thu
30
Oct

James "Jim" H. Mayne

 

James “Jim” H. Mayne, 68, of Prairie du Chien and formally of Boscobel, passed away on Saturday Oct. 25, at the Crossing River Health Care in Prairie du Chien. 

He was born Jan. 29, 1946 in Dubuque Iowa. The son of Harland and Alice (Wilson) Mayne. He married Wendy O’Kane on March 16, 1989 in Lancaster. 

Mon
27
Oct

Ann D. Meyer

 

Ann D. Meyer, 54, of Prairie du Chien passed away Monday, Oct. 27, at her home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. 

She was born June 12, 1960 in Dodgeville, the daughter of John and Dorothy (Vondrum) Kunz. She married Terry Meyer on July 11, 1981 at St. Mary’s Church in Fennimore. Ann worked as a dental assistant for McKeever Dental in Prairie du Chien and later became a dental assistant instructor at Southwest Technical School in Fennimore. Ann received her LPN license and worked for the Good Samaritan Society. She was active in the Holy Family Parish where she worked in church maintenance and as a CCD instructor. She was proud to be a consecrated Marian Catechist. 

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