Obituaries

Thu
24
Mar

Allen G. Lanke

 

Allen G. Lanke, 80, of Plover, died Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at Care Partners.

He was born on Aug. 14, 1935, in Prairie du Chien, to the late Lawrence and Helen (Allen) Lanke and served in the U.S. Navy from Oct. 22, 1953, until his honorable discharge on Oct. 11, 1957.

On Oct. 24, 1959, he was married to Mary Alice Diederich at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Milwaukee. She died on Oct. 31, 2015.

Thu
24
Mar

Janice E. Barnes

 

Janice E. Barnes, 74, of Manitowoc, died Wednesday, March 23, at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Green Bay.

Mon
14
Mar

Duane Edward Leard

 

Duane Edward Leard of Harvard, Ill. ran full stride and pain free into the waiting arms of our Lord in the early morning of March 3. 

He was born in Prairie du Chien, and was a member of the “Blackhawk” graduating Class of ’51. He married Barbara Rose Zolts of Wonder Lake, Ill. in 1958 and worked as an electronic technician at Admiral Corporation, Sun Electric and Snap-On. Duane was a 48-year member of the Harvard Moose Lodge #1289, a patron of Mooseheart and Moosehaven and a loyal fan of the Green Bay Packers. 

Fri
11
Mar

Sandra M. Kozelka

 

Sandra M. Kozelka, 68, of West Union, Iowa passed away Wednesday, March 9 at Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union. 

Fri
11
Mar

Sharon Sharp

 

Sharon Sharp, 72, of Marquette, Iowa died Thursday, March 10, at Great River Care Center, McGregor, Iowa. 

Sharon Ann, the daughter of Carl and Mary (Koecke) Valley, was born June 15, 1943 in Prairie du Chien. She graduated from Prairie du Chien High School in 1961. Sharon was united in marriage with Terry Sharp on Feb. 19, 1977 at St. Mary Catholic Church in McGregor, Iowa. 

Thu
10
Mar

Hugh R. Daniels, III, (Danny)

 

 

Hugh R. Daniels, III, (Danny), 73, of Nashville,Tenn., formerly of Eastman passed away Feb. 7, 

He was the beloved husband of Cindy (Olson), formerly of Seneca. He was Raised in Cleveland, Ohio, and retired from McGraw Hill Publishing. He was the dear father to Heidi Daniels, Joy Burcham, Erin Stamolis and Patrick Mackey, and grandfather to Houston, Griffin, and Camryn Burcham, Ella and Tess Stamolis, Emmalyn Mackey, and honorary grandchildren, Lainie and Brilie Esser. 

Mon
07
Mar

Lillian M. Konichek

 

Lillian M. Konichek, 89, of Prairie du Chien passed away Friday, March 4, at her home surrounded by her family. 

She was born May 3, 1926 in Prairie du Chien the daughter of Vincent and Louise (Konichek) Novak. She married Lloyd Konichek on June 7, 1947 at St. John’s Church in Prairie du Chien. He preceded her in death on Dec. 8, 1993. She was a lifetime member at St. John’s and worked for many years in the bakery for the Piggly Wiggly Store. Lillian and Lloyd were past members of the Eagles Club Aerie 1502. 

Mon
07
Mar

Robert J. “Rowdy” Rowley

 

Robert J. “Rowdy” Rowley, 80, of Prairie du Chien passed away Friday, March 4, at his home surrounded by his family after an extended illness. 

He was born Oct. 17, 1935 in Cottage Grove, the son of Oscar and Virginia (Angus) Rowley. He served in the US Marines during the Korean Conflict. He married Diane Clements on Sept. 23, 1978 at St. Peter’s Church in Prairie du Chien. Rowdy worked as a disc jockey for a La Crosse radio station and later became a plant manager for Prairie Redi-Mix in Prairie du Chien. He owned and operated Rowdy’s Tavern in Prairie du Chien for 26 years until his retirement. He was an avid Green Bay Packer fan and enjoyed playing golf at the Barnyard Nine. 

Mon
29
Feb

Evelyn B. Seeley

 

Evelyn B. Seeley died Feb. 26, at the Great River Care Center in McGregor, after an extended illness. 

She was born Oct. 15, 1933, to Alfred and Anne (Maly) Sawall in Ottumwa, Iowa, and adopted by Louis and Bertha (Cabalka) Blaha of Cedar Rapids. She graduated from Wilson High School and Coe College. She and James W. Seeley were married June 2, 1957. Evelyn was a teacher and choir director and very active in her churches. She had a passion for music, gardening, birds, and her many dogs. 

Mon
29
Feb

Janet I. Smethurst

 

Janet I. Smethurst, 85, of Prairie du Chien passed away Thursday, Feb. 25. 

She and “Will” are crossing the Rainbow Bridge together. She was born July 11, 1930 in Brodtville, the daughter of Milo and Velma (Sitts) Bean. She married Will Smethurst on June 27, 1951 and he later preceded her in death on Oct. 7, 2006. Jan worked as a driver and cook for the Crawford County Head Start Program, and later as a switchboard operator for the Crawford County Administration Building. After her retirement she worked at Betty’s Hallmark in the Commerce Court Mall. 

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