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Roberta L. “Bertie” Dillman


Roberta L. “Bertie” Dillman, 77, of McGregor, Iowa and formerly of Prairie du Chien passed away Friday, July 1, at the Great River Care Center in McGregor, after an extended illness. 

She was born Aug. 7, 1938 in Marquette, Iowa the daughter of Delmar and Alberta (Rigdon) Burroughs. Bertie was very proud of attaining her Master of Science in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. She worked as a guidance counselor for the Prairie du Chien School District for 20 years. Bertie was very active in the United Methodist Church in Prairie du Chien, Lutheran Social Services and the United Way. She enjoyed playing tennis and golf.


Michael Richard Obmascher


Michael Richard Obmascher passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 28, after a brief fight with cancer. 


Clarence Lavern Curtis


Clarence Lavern Curtis, 96, of Dodgeville and Mesa, Ariz., died on Friday, June 24, at Upland Hills Health. 


Lucille Frances Carnicle


Lucille Frances Carnicle, 98, of Prairie du Chien, formerly of Harpers Ferry, Iowa, died Thursday, June 23, at Great River Care Center, McGregor, Iowa. 

Lucille was born on Jan. 21, 1918 in Dubuque, Iowa to Joseph and Margaret (Hienze) Graff. She graduated from high school in Dubuque, Iowa. 


Elizabeth “Bette” Rettig


Elizabeth “Bette” Rettig, née Coleman, 91, passed away on June 18, at Prairie Maison Nursing home in Prairie du Chien. She lived there for many years and was cared for by Shirley and many of the other nurses,
“angels” that work there. 

She was the beloved wife of the late John “Jack” Rettig for 68 years; loving mother of the late Steven (Margaret), Neil (Laura), Joel (Debbie), Jon, and Jennifer (Joseph) Campe; cherished grandmother of Justin (Michelle), Kristin and Brian Crooks, Megin (Randy) Lane and Pamela Burt; proud great-grandmother of Steven, Nathan, Jaime, Riley, Jackson and Ayla. 


Alexis M. Burns


Alexis M. Burns, 66, of Prairie du Chien passed away Wednesday, June 15, at the Mayo Franciscan Health Center in La Crosse. 

She was born April 21, 1950 in Wheeling, Ill. the daughter of James and June (Huecker) Burns. In her younger years she enjoyed the outdoors with camping, canoeing, hiking and snowmobiling. She enjoyed traveling especially out west. An adventurous spirit prompted her to move to Arizona and she studied at Arizona State University focusing on arts and crafts. She moved back to the Midwest to be closer to family.


Emma Mary Schroen


Emma Mary Schroen, 87, formerly of Lancaster, and Long Neck, Del., passed away Wednesday, June 8, at Bluff Haven Assisted Living, Prairie du Chien.

Mary was born Nov. 21, 1928, in Baltimore, Md., daughter of William H. and Mary A. (Wingrove) Bloecher. She married Joseph Donald Schroen in Baltimore,on April 9, 1949. He preceded her in death on Dec. 6, 2008.


Barbara Jean Huebsch



Barbara Jean Huebsch, 84, passed away Monday, June 6, at the Crossing Rivers Health Hospital after a brief illness. 


Donovan Allan Daentl


Donovan Allan Daentl, 81, of Prairie du Chien, died Monday, May 30, at Crossing Rivers Medical Center, Prairie du Chien. 

Donovan Allan Daentl was born Nov. 17, 1934, in Waunakee. He was the son of Melvin and Mercedes (Koch) Daentl. He was a 1953 graduate of Lodi High School. 

On June 25, 1960, he was united in marriage with Carol Jean Wolfe at Trinity Lutheran Church in La Crosse. Don was a veteran of the United States Army. He was the Crawford County Agricultural Agent from 1972 to 1992.


Roland F. Welsch III


Roland F. Welsch III, 15, of Johnson Creek, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 29, 2016.

He was born on May 28, 2001 in Madison, the son of Roland Jr. and Kim (Geisler) Welsch.


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