Obituaries

Tue
12
Aug

Dan McGinley

 

Dan McGinley, 71, originally from Prairie du Chien, died Aug. 9, at St. Elizabeth Hospital Hospice in Edgewood, Ky.

Dan spent most of his adult life in Alexandria, Ky., where he became actively involved in community service. He served on Alexandria City Council for seven years before being sworn in as mayor in 1999. During his 12 years as mayor, the City increased its cash reserves from $175,000 to more than $1 million; generated $4 million in grant money; and purchased its city building and its Calvin A. Perry Community Center. 

Wed
06
Aug

Helen Harriet Hendrickson

 

Helen Harriet Hendrickson, 93, of McGregor, Iowa, died Thursday, July 31, at Great River Care Center in McGregor, Iowa. 

She was born on May 31, 1921, in McGregor, Iowa, the daughter of Harry and Carolyn (Zahn) Miller. 

Wed
06
Aug

Shirley Eileen Kann

 

Shirley Eileen Kann, 86, of McGregor, Iowa, died Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Guttenberg Care Center, Guttenberg, Iowa. 

Shirley was born on the Nichols’ family farm near Giard, Iowa, on May 20, 1928, to Algie and Marie (Schaeffer) Nichols. She attended country school in the area and graduated from Monona High School. Shirley attended Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, for her teaching certificate. She taught school for three years until her marriage to Reynold Kann.

Wed
06
Aug

Sandra (Woodington) Sterling

 

Sandra Nell (Woodington) Sterling passed away on July 29, in California. 

Wed
30
Jul

Thomas (Tom) L. Bowler

 

Thomas (Tom) L. Bowler, 67, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 26, at Crossing Rivers Health Hospice in Prairie du Chien, following a courageous battle with cancer. 

Born June 10, 1947 in Marengo, Iowa, the son of George H. and Earleen (Knock) Bowler, Tom grew up in the Hiawatha/Cedar Rapids, Iowa area where he graduated from Washington High School. In his early years, he worked with his father in Bowler Construction and, later, in real estate and insurance. 

Wed
30
Jul

Marilynn Jean Suetmeyer

 

Marilynn Jean Suetmeyer, 75, of Prairie du Chien, died Sunday, July 27, at Crossing Rivers Health Center in Prairie du Chien. 

She was born Feb. 1, 1939 the daughter of John and Flora (Holtzinger) Hartley. Marilynn graduated from Prairie du Chien High School. She was united in marriage to Dean Suetmeyer April 11, 1955. Marilynn worked at the former Piggly Wiggly Store for thirty-eight years and she helped with the family farm at Journey’s End Lane in Prairie du Chien. She enjoyed flower gardening, quilting, reading and keeping the farm a lovely home for all to visit. Most of all, Marilynn cared deeply about her family and enjoyed spending time with them. 

Mon
28
Jul

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.

Mon
28
Jul

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.

Mon
28
Jul

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.  

Mon
28
Jul

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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