Obituaries

Fri
04
Apr

Reed F. Lestina

 

Reed F. Lestina, 70, of Muscoda and formerly of Prairie du Chien passed away unexpectedly Friday, April 4, at the Richland Hospital in Richland Center. 

He was born March 10, 1944 in Giard, Iowa, the son of Floyd and Alma (Cunningham) Lestina. He married Carol “Sue” Cejka in Monona, Iowa in 1976 and she preceded him in death in 2007. Reed worked as a logger and was an avid fisherman. He enjoyed his CB Radio where he was known as the “Iowa Bullfrog.” 

Thu
03
Apr

Jim E. Teynor

 

Jim E. Teynor, 40, of Wauzeka, died suddenly Tuesday, April 1, at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital. 

He was born June 20, 1973 in La Crosse, the son of Clarence and Janice (Furr) Teynor. Jim was currently working as a correctional officer for the Prairie du Chien Correctional Institute. He loved horses and Harleys, and was an avid hunter. He was always the life of the party and was described by friends and family as being truly happy.

Tue
01
Apr

Loren D. Sullivan

 

Loren D. Sullivan, Plano, Texas died March 12, at the age of 84. Services were held March 25 at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.

 
Tue
01
Apr

Richard "Dick" Loren Tyler

 

 Richard “Dick” Loren Tyler, 71, of La Crosse and formerly of Prairie du Chien passed away on Sunday, March 30, in his home. 

He was born June 8, 1942 to Richard and Alice (Stein) Tyler. Dick enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching animals, baking donuts and bread and especially spending time with his family.

Tue
01
Apr

Betty Miller

 

Betty Miller, 84, of Red Wing formerly from Luana, Iowa, died peacefully Saturday, March 29, at St. Brigid’s in Red Wing. 

Betty was born to Eliza and Bert Bruehahn on the family farm outside of Monona, Iowa on May 23, 1929. Betty grew up and attended school in Monona. She married Merle Miller on July 23, 1948 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Luana. They farmed north of Luana for more than 30 years. Betty also worked outside of the home at Luana Tap and Monona Wire. In addition, she sewed beautiful western wear for River Junction Trading Company in McGregor, for many years. Betty also enjoyed ceramics, creating many beautiful pieces for us to remember her by. 

Tue
01
Apr

James Ole Peterson

 

James Ole Peterson, 92, passed away peacefully March 27, at the Waunakee Manor. 

Mon
31
Mar

Mary Check

 

Mary A. Check, 59, of Prairie du Chien passed away Saturday, March 29, at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, after a brief illness. 

She was born May 22, 1954 in Prairie du Chien, the daughter of Dr. John and Margaret (Youngblood) Check. Mary worked at Advance Transformer in Boscobel, for over 20 years and most recently for Miniature Precision Components in Prairie du Chien. She loved animals, gardening and was an avid Packer and Brewer fan. 

She is survived by her brother Paul Check of Cartersville, Ga. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Mon
31
Mar

Delores Fiddler

 

Delores A. Fiddler, 79, of McGregor, Iowa, died Friday, March 28, at the Great River Care Center in McGregor. 

Delores Ann, the daughter of Henry and Ann Mary (Salic) Rademaker, was born April 16, 1934 in Winnebago, Minn. She was baptized and confirmed into the Catholic Faith. She attended school in Granada, Minn. Delores was united in marriage with Paul Fiddler on Aug. 2, 1950 in Butler, Kan. To this union, five children were born. Delores was a homemaker and farm wife. She worked at Northern Engraving in Lansing, Iowa for a short time and then helped her husband, Paul, run Fiddler’s Bait Shop in McGregor, Iowa.

Fri
28
Mar

Duane Glen Jackson

 

Duane Glen Jackson, 73,  passed away on Wednesday, March 26, at the West Ridge Nursing & Rehab Center, in Knoxville.

Duane was born Dec. 19, 1940 in Newell, Iowa the son of Ralph Andrew Jackson and Carmaleta (Rogers) Jackson.

Mon
24
Mar

Gary L. Scott

 

Gary L. Scott, 57, of Prairie du Chien passed away Saturday, March 22, at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, after an extended illness. 

He was born Feb. 4, 1957 in Prairie du Chien the son of William and Margaret (Sebastian) Scott. Gary became an inspiration to many, after being paralyzed in an automobile accident at the age of 16. He spent the next 41 years as a quadriplegic. He was an established artist who touched many lives even through his immobility. His tattoos were his trademark and Gary was a huge fan of Pete’s hamburgers.

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