Obituaries

Tue
06
Oct

Lawrence D. “Larry” Colsch

 

Lawrence D. “Larry” Colsch, 52, of Wauzeka passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Oct. 5, at the Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien. 

He was born July 21, 1963 in Waterloo, Iowa the son of Lawrence and Ruth (Paris) Colsch. He married Leanne Groom on June 9, 1984 at the United Methodist Church in Wauzeka. Larry worked as a truck driver and enjoyed farming. He and Leanne own and operate the Main Street Bar and Grill in Eastman. 

Tue
06
Oct

Lorraine Lorretta Shulka

 

Lorraine Lorretta Shulka, 81, of Prairie du Chien passed away Sunday, Oct. 4, surrounded by her family at Agrace Hospice in Madsion. 

She was born Nov. 7, 1933 in Boscobel, the daughter of Eldon and Nellie (Ward) Wayne. She married Clarence Shulka on July 31, 1965 in Caledonia, Minn. He preceded her in death on Jan. 29, 1994. Loretta worked in nursing for the old Beaumont Hospital and later for Prairie Maison in Prairie du Chien spanning 40 years. She belonged to the Apostolic Lighthouse Church in Prairie du Chien where she taught Sunday school. 

Mon
05
Oct

Jerry (JR) Hoilien

 

Jerry (JR) Hoilien passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 30, in Key Largo, Fla.

Jerry was born in Fort Madison, Iowa on April 27, 1960 to Joyce and Jerry Hoilien. Jerry was an avid hunter and gatherer throughout the rivers and hills of Iowa and Wisconsin. He had a huge heart, great laugh and an incredible smile!

Thu
01
Oct

Michael T. “Mike” Lynn

 

Michael T. “Mike” Lynn, 36, of Sheboygan went to a better life on Sept. 25. 

He was born Nov. 3, 1978 in Milwaukee, the son of Thomas and Paula Lynn of Grand Junction Colo. Mike married Emily Ingle in 2006. 

Our wonderful son, loved his hunting and fishing life in Prairie du Chien and was given endless love and support from family and friends. Please remember him in your thoughts and prayers. 

Thu
01
Oct

Julie Ann Antonson

 

Julie Ann Antonson, 57, of Prairie du Chien, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Wednesday, Sept. 30. 

Thu
01
Oct

Lyle D. Enabnit

 

Lyle D. Enabnit, 78, of Prairie du Chien passed away Wednesday, Sept. 30, at his home surrounded by his family. 

He was born Sept. 11, 1937 in Marble Rock, Iowa the son of Edward and Doris (Vorhes) Enabnit. He married Patricia Heft on Dec. 29, 1957 and they later divorced. He married Mary Hamilton Rubie in April of 1990 and she preceded him in death on July 25, 2014. Lyle farmed in Rockford and Marble Rock, while also working at J.P. Deckers in Mason City, Iowa. He later worked at Minnesota Rubber in Mason City for 20 years until his retirement. 

Tue
29
Sep

Dennis D. Oswald

 

Dennis D. Oswald, 60, died on Monday afternoon Sept. 28, surrounded by his loving family at his residence in Wauzeka. 

Dennis was born on March 18, 1955 in Prairie du Chien, the son of Duane and Maxine (Lathrop) Oswald. He married Page Havens on Sept. 6, 1975 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Wauzeka. 

Tue
29
Sep

Robert V. Sawyer

 

Robert V. Sawyer, 87, passed away Sunday, Sept. 27, at St. Therese Care Center in New Hope, Minn. 

He was born Feb. 26, 1928 in Mobile, Ala. the son of Edward and Marie (Peterson) Sawyer. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He married Kathleen Stoehr on May 8, 1954 in Chicago, Ill. Robert worked as an art director for American Hospital Supply in Waukegan, Ill. for many years until his retirement. 

Mon
28
Sep

Margaret M. Wachter

 

Margaret M. Wachter, 81, of Prairie du Chien passed away Monday, Sept. 28, at her home surrounded by her family. 

She was born Feb. 28, 1934 in Prairie du Chien the daughter of James and Clara (Berentgen) Powers. She married John Wachter on July 9, 1952 at St. Gabriel’s Church in Prairie du Chien. Together they farmed in rural Prairie du Chien and Margaret also worked at 3M Company for over 26 years until her retirement. She was an active member of St. Gabriel’s Parish. 

Mon
28
Sep

John R. Dickson

 

John R. Dickson, 59, of Eastman died unexpectedly on Thursday, Sept. 24, at his home. 

He was born April 25, 1956 in Berwyn, Ill. the son of Robert and Beverly (Dade) Meeker. He served in the US Army, stationed in Germany. John worked as a lock operator for the Corps of Engineers at Lock and Dam No. 9 in Lynxville, for the past 30 years. He was an avid pet owner and enjoyed hunting and riding his motorcycle. 

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