Obituaries

Fri
30
Aug

Earl Whittle

 

 Earl G. Whittle, 91, of Prairie du Chien and formerly of Elkader passed away Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Prairie Maison Care Center. 

He was born Jan. 16, 1922, in Elkader, the son of Clem and Elsie (Kopp) Whittle. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Earl married Ruth Hamilton on Oct. 14, 1950, at St. Rafael’s Cathedral in Dubuque, Iowa. She preceded him in death on their 60 year anniversary on Oct. 14, 2010. Together they farmed in the Elkader, Iowa area for over 30 years before moving to Prairie du Chien in 1980. Earl enjoyed fishing on the Mississippi and was an avid gardener, especially tending his tomatoes. Recently Earl was proud to have participated in the Freedom Flight. 

Fri
30
Aug

Dennis Lippman

 

 Dennis Lippman, 67, passed away peacefully Sunday, Aug. 25 at Agrace Hospice Care Inc in Fitchburg. 

He was born in Boscobel Aug. 22, 1946 to Harold and Gertrude (Lenz) Lippman. He graduated from Wauzeka High School in 1964. He was a veteran having served with the U.S. Navy as a communication specialist. He worked for Oscar Mayer for 32 years until his retirement in 2000. He then began working for UW Hospital and retired from there in Oct. 2012.

Fri
30
Aug

Orlie Baker

 

Orlie T. Baker, 98 of Ferryville passed away on Tuesday Aug. 27, at his home in rural Ferryville. 

He was born on Sept. 14, 1914 in Seneca, The son of Clarence and Belle (Taylor) Baker. He married Anne Preston on April 6, 1939 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua Iowa. She preceded him in death on March 28, 2006. 

Fri
30
Aug

Ella Lynn Mezera

 

 

Ella Lynn Mezera, infant daughter of Jesse and Crystal (Oswald) Mezera of Boscobel passed away Wednesday, Aug. 28.

A private family interment will be in the Wauzeka Cemetery, with Rev. Victor Feltes officiating. The Garrity Funeral Home of Prairie du Chien is assisting the family.  

Fri
30
Aug

Marcia Hagensick

 

Marcia Lynn Hagensick, 56, of Lynxville, died Sunday, Aug. 18, at her home surrounded by her family.

Marcia was born in Madison on May 31, 1957 to William B. and Lucille (Helgerson) Turner. She grew up in Fairview and attended Seneca schools. She was later united in marriage to Paul Hagensick. Marcia dearly loved children and especially enjoyed taking them to the Falling Rock Walleye Club Kid’s Day every year. She was a very kind and gentle person who will be dearly missed.

Wed
28
Aug

Patrick Louis "Pat" Fernette

 

 Patrick Louis “Pat” Fernette, 83, of Janesville, died Friday, Aug. 16, at Rock Haven Nursing Home in Janesville. 

Wed
28
Aug

Patrick Louis "Pat" Fernette

 

 Patrick Louis “Pat” Fernette, 83, of Janesville, died Friday, Aug. 16, at Rock Haven Nursing Home in Janesville. 

Tue
27
Aug

Wilma Valley

 

Wilma Helen Valley, 85, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Sunday, Aug. 25, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse. 

Tue
27
Aug

Dorothy McLaughlin

 

Dorothy Corrinne (Sass) McLaughlin passed away on June 22.

A memorial service will be Saturday, Aug. 31, at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Prairie du Chien. Friends may call at the time of service.  In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred. The Garrity Funeral Home of Prairie du Chien assisted the family. 

 
Tue
27
Aug

Catherine Remy

 

Catherine T. Remy, 62, of Prairie du Chien passed away Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Mayo Clinic Health System in LaCrosse, after an extended illness. 

She was born Oct. 28, 1950, in Berwyn, Ill. the daughter of Harold and Helen (Surd) Hall. She worked for Homeward Bound and later Lori Knapp Inc. in Prairie du Chien for many years and belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary. Cathi was an adamant caregiver and in some circles known as “the cookie lady.” She enjoyed bowling and gardening but most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren. 

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