Obituaries

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Thu
26
Jul

Dean A. Cornford

Dean A. Cornford, 81, passed away on Tuesday, July 24, at Rock Haven Nursing Home. 

He was born in Prairie du Chien on Oct. 18, 1936, the son of John and Marcella (Valley) Cornford. He attended St. Gabriel Catholic School in Prairie du Chien and graduated from Prairie High School in 1954. As a teenager he spent his summers working in Waunakee at a pea cannery. After graduating from high school Dean moved to Janesville to work at General Motors and retired as a general supervisor. He married Janice R. Shaffer on June 23, 1956, in Prairie du Chien. 

Wed
25
Jul

Howard A. Hauboldt

Howard A. Hauboldt, 80, of Prairie du Chien, and formerly of Milwaukee, passed away unexpectedly Monday, July 23, at his home. 

He was born Jan. 11, 1938, in Milwaukee, the son of Herman and Helen (Guzda) Hauboldt. He served in the U.S. Navy following the Korean Conflict. Howard became a law enforcement officer for the City of Brookfield, in 1961 where he served until his retirement in 1997. He was an outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. He also enjoyed corvettes, raising horses and was an avid boater and motorcyclist. He was a member of the Wisconsin Professional Policeman’s Association and the National Rifle Association. 

Tue
24
Jul

Charlene “Charlie” Leoda Fullmer

Charlene “Charlie” Leoda Fullmer, 78, Prairie du Chien, passed away on July 17, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, Iowa.

Charlene Leoda Manwill was born on Feb. 15, 1940, the daughter of Grant Rex and Ardys (Brown) Manwill in Concord, Calif.

She married a young Airman, Earl “Butch” Lossar Fullmer on June 19, 1956, in Reno, Nev. Together Charlie and Butch owned and operated The Family Kitchen, Butch’s Kitchen/Butch’s Steak House and Lounge in Charles City, Iowa; The Lynxville Fishing Float, in Lynxville; and The Red Cedar Inn, in McGregor, Iowa. After Red Cedar, Charlie retired from Cabelas in Prairie du Chien.

Tue
24
Jul

Joyce Mikkelson

Joyce Mikkelson, 91, passed peacefully from this life Friday, July 20. 

The eldest of nine children, Joyce was born April 1, 1927, in Prairie du Chien, to Lawrence and Genevieve LaPointe. She left school early to help support the family during the Great Depression. On Aug. 19, 1945, she married Melenor Mikkelson, and together they raised four children. She died one month shy of their seventy-third anniversary.

Mon
23
Jul

Richard Allen Ellefson

Richard Allen Ellefson, 68, of Lansing, Iowa, died suddenly Wednesday, July 18, at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon, Iowa. 

Rich was born on Jan. 25, 1950, to Junice (Ellefson) Bolsinger in Waukon, Iowa. He attended school in Lansing and graduated from Kee High in 1968. On Dec. 12, 1980, he was united in marriage to Yvonne Smith. To this union two sons were born. The couple later divorced.

Rich enjoyed going out for breakfast at Nutmeg’s, going out to eat at Milty’s, having a few beers at the OP, and playing cards. Rich also liked hunting deer and hunting turkeys. Rich was very kind hearted and loved helping people and was a “fixture” of Lansing. Rich was employed at Northern Engraving for numerous years until the plant closed.

Mon
23
Jul

Steven Schreiner

Steven Schreiner, Soldiers Grove, 67, passed away Sunday, July 15. 

He is survived by his sons Scott (Wendi), Steve (Marie) and Matt; seven grandchildren; five sisters; three brothers; nieces; nephews; and many other relatives. 

He was preceded in death by his parents Leonard and Armella (Nee: Kleiber); and brothers Edward, John and Richard. 

Mon
23
Jul

Steven Schreiner

Steven Schreiner, Soldiers Grove, 67, passed away Sunday, July 15. 

He is survived by his sons Scott (Wendi), Steve (Marie) and Matt; seven grandchildren; five sisters; three brothers; nieces; nephews; and many other relatives. 

He was preceded in death by his parents Leonard and Armella (Nee: Kleiber); and brothers Edward, John and Richard. 

Mon
23
Jul

Clara M. Weber Hess Tobin

Clara M. Weber Hess Tobin, 88, of Worthington, passed away Thursday, July 19, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque.

Visitation will be held from 9 to 10:45 a.m., Monday, July 23, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Worthington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, July 23, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Worthington with burial in the church cemetery.  Rev. Dennis Quint will officiate. Kramer Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

 

Wed
18
Jul

Debbie M. Kirschbaum Smith

Debbie M. Kirschbaum Smith, 60, of Cottage Grove, formerly of Potosi, passed away Thursday, July 12. 

She was born July 18, 1957, in Prairie du Chien, the daughter of Donald P. and Bernadine (Voss) Kirschbaum. Debbie graduated from Potosi High School in 1976, and continued her education throughout her career as a Clinical Research Coordinator. She always had health problems, but never dwelled on them. 

Wed
18
Jul

Randy J. Gabel, Sr.

Randy J. Gabel, Sr., 74, of Potosi, passed away on Monday, July 16, at his home surrounded by his loving family. 

He was born on July 9, 1944, in Cuba City, the son of Clarence and Mae (Laughlin) Gabel. Randy graduated from Potosi High School. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1965, and served his country during Vietnam. Randy was honorably discharged in 1967 and resided in Illinois. On Jan. 16, 1971, he was united in marriage to Terese “Terri” Frye, in Dubuque, Iowa. Randy was employed at Wisconsin Power and Light in 1975 and retired in 2010 after 35 years of employment. 

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