Obituaries

Mon
08
Dec

Kenneth D. Johnson

 

Kenneth D. Johnson, 71, of Dodgeville walked on Thursday, Nov. 27. 

Thu
04
Dec

John N. Schantz, Sr.

 

John N. Schantz, Sr. of Waukesha, formerly of Prairie du Chien passed away on Dec. 3. 

John was born on July 28, 1931 in Bismarck, N.D. John served his country in the US Air Force.  

He was preceded in death by his wife Lillian; granddaughter Jennifer Schmitz and son Robert John Schantz.

Thu
04
Dec

Ardys S. McCullick

 

Ardys S. McCullick, 73, of Steuben, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at her home in Steuben surrounded by her family. 

She was born on Feb. 26, 1941 in Stoughton. The daughter of Clarence and Anna (Offerdahl) Leikness. She married Dale L. McCullick on April 28, 1962 in Stoughton. He preceded her in death on Dec. 23, 2013. 

Wed
03
Dec

Florence A. Finney

 

Florence A. Finney, 74, of Prairie du Chien passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Dec. 2, at her home. 

She was born Aug. 13, 1940 in Prairie du Chien the daughter of Martin and Helen (Cejka) Mezera. She married Ivan Finney on May 3, 1957 at St. John’s Church in Prairie du Chien. Florence worked hard her entire life starting with her job at the Checkerboard, then McGregor Loudspeaker and later National Decorated Metals. She retired from 3M Company in Prairie du Chien after nearly 32 years of service. She was an active member of St. John’s and the Holy Family Parish. 

Wed
03
Dec

Dolores H. Zenz

 

 Dolores H. Zenz, 91, passed away Nov. 19, at the home of her son, Kelly, in Kingston, Wash. 

She was born April 21, 1923, the daughter of John “Jack” and Edith (Kellogg) Edwards. Dolores graduated salutatorian from Mt. Hope High School and attended college in Madison. She enlisted in the United States Army Women’s Air Corp where she was a court reporter. Dolores married William “Bill” Zenz on Oct. 4, 1947. She was a member of the Bloomington United Methodist Church and the Abraham Hickok Wetmore American Legion Post No. 148. Dolores enjoyed going to their cabin in Hatfield and playing cards with family and friends.

Wed
03
Dec

Raymond L. Lochner

 

 Raymond L. Lochner, 84, of Waukegan and formerly of Prairie du Chien passed away Saturday, Nov. 29. 

He was born Nov. 5, 1930 in Prairie du Chien the son of Louis and Emma (Bay) Lochner. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He married Victoria Pribyl on April 23, 1955 in Prairie du Chien. Ray worked his entire career for Orkin Pest Control throughout the Midwest. 

Wed
03
Dec

Marilyn R. Dailey

 

Marilyn R. Dailey, 77, of Lancaster and formerly of Prairie du Chien passed away Friday, Nov. 28, at Orchard Manor in Lancaster. 

She was born Aug. 16, 1937 in Platteville, the daughter of Merlin and Dorothy (Jones) Reese. She married Robert Dailey on Feb. 11, 1956. He preceded her in death on Oct. 18, 2011. Marilyn worked for Pioneer Ford in Platteville for over 19 years. 

Wed
03
Dec

Bryce Thomas Heckendorf

 

Bryce Thomas Heckendorf, 18 months, earned his superhero cape and angel wings on Wednesday, Nov. 26, after a brave and courageous yearlong battle with Krabbe Disease.

Fri
28
Nov

Carol J. Batson

 

Carol J. Batson, 80, of Prairie du Chien and formerly of Rochelle, Ill., passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Nov. 27, at her home. 

She was born June 16, 1934 in Rochelle, the daughter of Arthur and Esther (Ertmode) Woodrick. She married William Batson on April 24, 1954 in Aurora, Ill. She was an active member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Prairie du Chien and enjoyed her monthly meeting with her “Club Girlfriends.” 

Fri
28
Nov

Bernita McMillin

 

Bernita McMillin, 87, of Garnavillo, formerly of Prairie du Chien, passed away Sunday, Nov. 23, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse.

She was born on Oct. 19, 1927, in Reed Township in Clayton County Iowa to Lawrence and Amanda Werkamp.

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