Obituaries

Tue
13
May

Evelyn F. "Mip" Leaf

 

Evelyn F. “Mip” Leaf, 96, of Prairie du Chien passed away Saturday, May 10, at the Prairie Maison Care Center in Prairie du Chien. 

She was born May 8, 1918 in Prairie du Chien the daughter of William and Agnes (Dagnon) McClure. She married Robert Leaf on Oct. 5, 1940 and he later preceded her in death on May 5, 1976. She and her husband enjoyed camping and fishing in their younger years and Evelyn loved her flower gardens. She was active in many clubs and her church and was an avid bridge player. Evelyn especially liked it when her nieces and nephews would visit. 

Mon
12
May

Michael J. "Mick" Klema

 

Michael J. “Mick” Klema, 52, died unexpectedly Friday, May 9, at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in LaCrosse. 

He was born Sept. 28, 1961 in Wauzeka, the son of Michael and Edith (Zeeh) Klema. He married Michele Pitzer on June 13, 1987 at St. John’s Church in Prairie du Chien. Mick worked for DH Satellite and later taught a shop class at Wyalusing Academy in Prairie du Chien. He also taught CCD at Holy Family Parish in Prairie du Chien for the past 15 years. Mick was involved with Crawford County Restorative Justice and was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. 

Thu
08
May

Joseph F. Hartley

 

Joseph F. Hartley, 76, of Seneca passed away Wednesday, May 7 at Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital. 

He was born May 23, 1937 to Charles and Marian (Ryan) Hartley and grew up in the Iowa River Valley, rural New Albin. He attended Waukon area public schools and graduated in 1955. Joe served in the Marine Corps Reserves and then returned to Iowa to farm. He married Bernadette De Florian on April 8, 1961 at St. Charles Catholic Church, Genoa. She preceded him in death on March 16, 1994. He later married Joan Martin Sutton on Aug. 16, 1996, at St. Patricks Catholic Church in Seneca. 

Thu
08
May

Darius Joseph Wynos

 

Darius Joseph Wynos, infant son of Gary and Isis (Cornwell) Wynos was born on April 17, 2014 at Meriter Hospital in Madison. Darius passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at the University of Madison American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison. 

He is survived by his parents; a brother Gary Jason Wynos; a sister Elisia Marie Wynos; along with grandparents Bruce and Donna Cornwell and great grandmother Isabel Wall. A private family funeral service will be held graveside at the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Cemetery in Eastman, with Rev. Victor Feltes officiating. The Garrity Funeral Home of Prairie du Chien is assisting the family. 

Thu
08
May

Ronald E. Lang

 

Ronald E. Lang, 68, formerly of Prairie du Chien, passed away April 30, after a long illness. 

Ronnie was born on Aug. 24, 1946, the son of Bert and Bernie Lang in Hazel Green.

He had worked several jobs in Beloit and in his past time, he enjoyed fishing.

He is survived by two sisters, Karen Lang and Lynn (Ben) Markley; two brothers Ricky (Sharon) and Roger (Teri) all of Beloit, along with many nieces and nephews.

Thu
08
May

Robert "Bob" J. Cipra

 

Robert “Bob” J. Cipra, 77, passed away with his loving family by his side on Thursday, May 1. 

Thu
08
May

Naomi Gotto

 

Naomi M. Gotto, 91, passed away Friday, May 2, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home, rural Lancaster. 

Tue
29
Apr

Richard J. "Dick" Cherrier

 

Richard J. “Dick” Cherrier, 76, of Prairie du Chien passed away unexpectedly Sunday, April 27, at his home. 

He was born Oct. 24, 1937 in Prairie du Chien the son of Clarence and Anastasia (Phillip) Cherrier. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He married Jackie Selheim on Jan. 24, 1959 at St. Bernard’s Church in Madison. Dick worked as an electrician for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad which would later become the Union Pacific. He retired after over 30 years of service in 2000. Dick enjoyed working on cars and motorcycles and spending time on the Mississippi River. 

Thu
24
Apr

Joseph Balk

 Joseph B. Balk, 86, of Dodgeville, passed quietly at Siena Crest Assisted Living in Mineral Point on April 21, 2014.

He was born of Joseph and Anna Balk on May 23, 1927,  in Prairie du Chien.

Thu
24
Apr

Kathryn Evan

Kathryn M. Evans, age 93, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Sunday, December 29,  (see full obituary in Dec. 30, 2013 Courier Press).

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Gabriel’s Church of the Holy Family Parish with interment in the Calvary Cemetery both in Prairie du Chien.  Friends may call on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at the Garrity Funeral Home in Prairie du Chien from 10:30 a.m. until the time of departure for the church.  www.garrityfuneralhome.com

 

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