Obituaries

Fri
30
Oct

Marie Z. McNamara

 

Marie Z. McNamara, 88, of Lancaster, died on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at Grant Regional Health Center, Lancaster.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Oct. 31, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster with Reverend John Sasse officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Dubuque. Family and friends may call on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of services at the church. 

Mon
26
Oct

Irene Mezera

 

Irene Mezera, 93, of Prairie du Chien passed away Friday, Oct. 23, at the Great River Care Center in McGregor, Iowa surrounded by her family. 

She was born June 25, 1922 in Nottingham, England the daughter of James and Elsie (Hopewell) Whysall. She married Frank Mezera on May 21, 1945 at St. Patrick’s Church in Nottingham. He preceded her in death on Dec. 16, 2004. Irene worked at Campion Jesuit High School and the Ben Franklin Store in Prairie du Chien. She also worked as the bookkeeper for the family business, Mezera Heating and Air Conditioning. Irene enjoyed playing cards and games with her grandchildren, especially scrabble. She loved corresponding and traveling back to see her family in England. 

Fri
23
Oct

Dennis D. “Borgie” Bahr

 

Dennis D. “Borgie” Bahr, 64, of Waukon, Iowa, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, at his home in Waukon. 

Tue
20
Oct

Floyd L. “Frog” Wilder, Jr.

 

Floyd L. “Frog” Wilder, Jr., 61, of Mount Hope, died Tuesday, Oct. 20, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse. 

He was born on Aug. 24, 1954, in Flint, Mich., the son of Floyd L. and Nona L. (Dunnington) Wilder, Sr. Frog worked at Crossing Rivers Health, formerly Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital, for 15 years as a maintenance technician. Frog was loved by his co-workers, family and many, many friends. He will be best remembered for his eagerness to help anyone, anywhere, at any time; his playful humor, love of the outdoors and animals - wild, domestic, sautéed or fried.

Mon
19
Oct

LaVern A. Shogren

 

LaVern A. Shogren, 80, of Marquette, Iowa, died Sunday, Oct. 18, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse. 

Mon
19
Oct

Kris R. Jones

 

Kris R. Jones, 45, of Patch Grove/Dodgeville, passed away after a long illness on Oct. 16.

Kris was born on Jan. 30, 1970 to Richard and Janet (Matousek) Jones from Patch Grove. Kris graduated high school in Patch Grove. Kris spent many of his working years as a superintendent for Ryan Inc. of Janesville. He later moved to Dodgeville, and worked for Quality Liquid Feeds for a few years. Kris enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being outdoors.

Mon
19
Oct

Norma Catherine (Schoulte) Mitchell

 

Norma Catherine (Schoulte) Mitchell, 82, of Prairie du Chien, passed away on Friday, Oct. 16, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, due to complications of a stroke. 

She was born on Sept. 22, 1933 in Farmersburg Township to Oliver and Lydia (Handke) Schoulte.

She grew up on the family farm near National and this is where she developed her life-long love of plants and birds.

Thu
15
Oct

Margaret C. Lorenz

 

Margaret C. Lorenz, 100, of Lancaster, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, at Great River Care Center in McGregor, Iowa. 

Thu
15
Oct

Judith A. Underhill

 

Judith A. Underhill, 71, of Bagley, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster. 

She was born Dec. 6, 1943, in South Dakota, the daughter of Vernon (Nitzie) Cleveland and Grace (La Vern) Dusso. Judy graduated from Beloit Memorial High School. She was united in marriage to Larry J. Underhill on Aug. 28, 1976, at the United Methodist Church in Rockton, Ill. After spending many years vacationing in Bagley, they decided to move there. Larry and Judy owned and operated the Sportsman’s Tap Tavern in Bagley. Judy enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and bird watching. She dearly loved spending time with her family.

Mon
12
Oct

Darlene Frances Proof

 

Darlene Frances Proof, 74, of Macomb and formerly of Praire du Chien, passed away Oct. 3. 

Darlene loved her family dearly and served for three years in the United States Army as Medical Corpsmen.

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