Obituaries

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Tue
15
Oct

Steven 'Mac' Martin

Steven 'Mac' Martin, 63, of Wauzeka, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at Gundersen Health in La Crosse. 

He was born April 25, 1956, in Mineral Point area. The son of Edwin and Leeta (Johnston) Martin. 

He went to school at Boscobel High School. After high school, he worked for several construction companies. He then went to work as a crane operator for Wick Homes for 25 years. He continued to drive semi trucks for a couple of companies until his retirement. He had a love for cars, Harley Davidson Motorcycles and pyrotechnics. He was a wonderful baker, making homemade bread, cakes, pasty and pies.

Tue
15
Oct

John C. 'Jack' Mulrooney

John C. “Jack” Mulrooney, 95, of Prairie du Chien, died on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. 

Jack was born in Bloomington, on Sept. 27, 1924, the son of Clifford and Harriet (McGrath) Mulrooney. 

He attended St. Mary’s grade school and Bloomington and Boscobel High Schools, graduating from Bloomington in 1942. He attended Loras College for one semester, then served in the Army Air Corps from March of 1943 until October of 1945. He held rank of flight officer–bombardier. After his discharge from service, he enrolled at La Crosse State Teachers College, where he lettered in track three years. He was co-captain of the 1948 track team and served as president of the letterman’s club. 

Mon
14
Oct

Mary M. Stevenson

Mary M. Stevenson, 82, of Gays Mills, passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, at home after a short battle with cancer. 

Mary was born April 25, 1937, to Melvin and Anna (Anderson) Swenson. 

In 1954, she was united with Stanley Stevenson into marriage that lasted 65 years. She loved to play cards and loved to cook especially for company. She was a hardworking housewife and helped with farm chores. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. 

Mon
14
Oct

Mary C. Benoy

Mary C. Benoy, 79, of Middleton and formerly of Prairie du Chien, entered into Eternal Life on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, at the UW-Madison Hospital and Clinics due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. 

She was born on April 28, 1940, in Crawford County, the daughter of Charles and Evelyn (Garvey) Heisz. 

Mon
14
Oct

Eleanor A. Chamberlain

Eleanor A. Chamberlain, 94, of Prairie du Chien, passed away peacefully on Oct 7, 2019 at Prairie Maison Nursing Home. Eleanor was born June 13, 1925, in Mt. Ida, the daughter of Juanita McGraw and William Howell. 

She graduated from Fennimore High School, the class of 1942. Eleanor married Paul James Chamberlain, of Boscobel, on June 6, 1942, and they made their home in Boscobel for many years. 

Tue
08
Oct

Sharon Ann Nolan

Sharon Ann Nolan, 76, of Rochester, Minn., passed away Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Hospital. 

Sharon was born May 9, 1943, in Prairie du Chien, to Dorothy (Woods) and Francis “Ding” Smith. 

She attended St. Mary’s Catholic School and graduated from Prairie du Chien High School in 1961. Sharon married Gene M. Nolan on Oct. 21, 1961, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Prairie du Chien. Sharon and Gene lived in southwest Wisconsin before settling in Rochester, Minn., in 1969. Sharon was an avid reader, especially of religious and political content. She loved tending to her flowers, listening to music, had a lifetime love of boating on the Mississippi River, and enjoyed evening happy hours with her husband. Sharon’s love for her family was as big as her love for the Lord. 

Tue
08
Oct

James 'Jim' 'BJ' Keeney

James “Jim” “B.J.” Keeney, 70, of Mt. Hope, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse. 

Tue
08
Oct

Doris E. Clark

Doris E. Clark, 87, of Wauzeka, passed away on Thursday Oct. 3, 2019, at home with her loving family by her side. 

She was born on Oct. 19, 1931, in Basswood, the daughter of Myron and Anna Freeda (Hughbanks) Richardson. 

Doris had a varied career history. She was the lead cook at Riverside Supper Club and a production worker at Advance Transformer for many years. Her last position prior to retirement was as a supervisor at a mental health hospital in Meridian, Miss. Doris was a single mother who raised five deeply devoted children. She took great pride in her expertise in the lost arts of knitting, embroidery and crocheting. She especially enjoyed crocheting afghans for wedding and baby gifts. Doris was a fan of classic film noir and western movies, but most of all she loved to visit with her grandchildren. 

Tue
08
Oct

JoAnne Peters

JoAnne Peters, 72, of Bagley, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at the Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster. 

She was born on April 26, 1947, in Prairie du Chien, the daughter of Mason and Kathryn (Degenhardt) Evans. 

She married Richard Peters on June 5, 1965, at St. Gabriel’s Church in Prairie du Chien. JoAnne worked several years at MPC until her retirement. She enjoyed many hobbies, small projects, traveling, and most of all spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Tue
08
Oct

Charles H. Morel

Charles H. Morel, 89, formerly of Muscoda, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, at Schmitt Woodland Hills. 

He was born March 26, 1930, in Prairie du Chien, the son of Herman and Mabel (Gokey) Morel. 

Charles served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He married Theresa Fritsche in Prairie du Chien, and they shared 63 wonderful years together before her passing in 2016. He was a postal clerk and then postmaster serving the Muscoda area for 34 years. 

Charles is survived by children, Steven (Betty), Marilyn Pettit, Michael (Diane) and Cynthia (Michael) Schultz; 19 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. He is further survived by sisters, Wanda Stitely, Gloria (Don) Jones; and extended family and friends. 

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