Obituaries

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Janice R. Jacobs

 

Janice R. Jacobs, 81, of Prairie du Chien and formerly of Bagley passed away Friday, Feb. 28, at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse. 

She was born April 26, 1932 in Bagley the daughter of Ray and Leila (Kipper) Trine. She married Dean Jacobs on December 30, 1953 in Prairie du Chien. Together they farmed near Bagley for many years and enjoyed flea markets in the region. Dean preceded her in death on October 16, 2008.

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03
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Dolores Ann Elliott Wilkinson

 

Dolores Ann Elliott Wilkinson, 86, of Vancouver, Wash., was surrounded by family in the days prior to her return to the loving arms of her Heavenly Father on Jan. 29. 

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Rose "Edna" Turner

 

Rose “Edna” Turner rejoined her heavenly Father Feb. 22. 

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25
Feb

Marguerite Voth Ryan

 

Marguerite Voth Ryan, 96, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Lancaster Care Center in Lancaster.

She was born June 21, 1917, to Clem and Josephine (Stephan) Voth. The majority of her life she resided in Prairie du Chien. Marguerite taught at both St. John’s Catholic School and Prairie du Chien Elementary School. She loved her 3rd and 4th grade students. Upon retirement, she taught adult basic education in the Opportunity and Personal Development Center and was active on the Prairie du Chien Library Board. She later moved to Lancaster, to be close to her daughter, Peg. Marguerite remained an avid reader. She enjoyed dining out, shopping, potato chips, chocolate and her brandy and 7-Up. 

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24
Feb

Lawrence Stluka

 

Lawrence E. Stluka, 85, of rural Prairie du Chien passed away Friday, Feb. 21, at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse. 

He was born July 24, 1928 in Eastman, the son of Edward and Mertie (Pintz) Stluka. He married Joanne Lessard on Oct. 3, 1951 at St. Gabriel’s Church in Prairie du Chien. She preceded him in death on Sept. 23, 2005. He farmed his entire life and loved gardening. Lawrence was a seed corn dealer for DeKalb Seed. 

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Feb

Lyle Dworak

 

Lyle J. Dworak, 86, of La Crosse, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, in Bethany Riverside, La Crosse. 

He was born in Wauzeka, on July 15, 1927, to George and Maggie (Holmes) Dworak. He married Rose Marie Gentes on Aug. 7, 1948, in St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church, Prairie du Chien, and celebrates 65 years of marriage.

Lyle worked for the Railroad, Farm Corp Prairie. He then worked for 35 years for the Northern States Power until he retired.

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20
Feb

Frank Allen (Butch) Ellis

 

Frank Allen (Butch) Ellis, 66, of Portage, formerly from Prairie du Chien, died unexpectedly on Thursday, Feb. 13.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 1, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Prairie du Chien, with a 12 p.m. funeral service. 

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20
Feb

Jeffery Lynn Frieden

 

Jeffery Lynn Frieden, 53, of Dubuque, Iowa, formerly of Elkader, died suddenly at his home on Saturday, Feb. 15. 

He was born on Aug. 16, 1960, at the Postville Hospital, to Milo and Marilyn (DeWitte) Frieden of Elgin, Iowa. Jeff graduated from Valley of Elgin High School, in 1978. Jeff attended Lincoln Tech in Des Moines, Iowa, and graduated from the Auto Mechanics program. He worked in the parts department at John Deere for several years. He also worked as an auto mechanic and most recently as a service manager for a truck repair business in Dubuque. He enjoyed going to car races, fishing trips to Canada, boating, working on his house and spending time with family and friends.

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20
Feb

Catherine Mezera

 

Catherine E. Mezera, 88, of Prairie du Chien passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital. 

She was born Aug. 12, 1925 in Murdock, Minn. the daughter of Leo and Ruby (Rosemeier) Gerlach. Catherine earned a B.S. degree in elementary education with a minor in history from Platteville State Teacher’s College and later became a middle grade school teacher in the Sheboygan Falls and Sparta Public Schools. She married Clement C. Mezera on Oct. 9, 1952 at St. Wenceslaus Church in Eastman. Together they farmed in rural Prairie du Chien where Catherine enjoyed the dairy cows and doing the farm records and bookwork. Clem preceded her in death on Aug. 25, 2008. 

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Robert "Bobby" William Connell

 

Robert “Bobby” William Connell, 79, of Marquette, Iowa, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at the Great River Care Center, McGregor, Iowa. 

Robert was born on Jan. 8, 1935, in Iowa City, Iowa, to Frank and Elizabeth (Gallagher) Connell. Robert’s father passed away before his birth.

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