Obituaries

Mon
18
Nov

John Rettig

 

John E. “Jack” Rettig, 93, of Prairie du Chien and formerly of Chicago passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Prairie Maison Care Center. 

He was born Sept. 8, 1920 in Highwood, Ill. the son of Peter and Pearl (Garrity) Rettig. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He married Elizabeth Coleman on April 21, 1945 at Holy Cross Parish in Deerfield, Ill. He owned and operated Rettig Rug and Furniture Cleaning on the North shore of Chicago for 45 years. Jack liked to bowl, play ping pong and was an avid fisherman. 

Fri
15
Nov

Audrey Hazen

 

Audrey C. Hazen, 86, of Prairie du Chien, formerly of Wauzeka, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Epione Pavilion in Cuba City.

Fri
15
Nov

Jerry Ellis

 

Jerry J. Ellis, 73, of Patch Grove passed away Tuesday, Nov. 12, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Jerry was born on July 25, 1940, in Bloomington, the son of Donald and Tossie (Arnett) Ellis. He married Shirley Haberichter on Oct. 24, 1959 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Bagley.

Jerry was a “small town man” spending his entire life in Patch Grove. He graduated from Patch Grove High School in 1958. Jerry and Shirley raised their family in the home that he built there in 1960. He was a member of Patch Grove Fire Department for 48 years.

Mon
11
Nov

Catherine Henderson

 

Catherine “Katie” White Henderson, died Saturday, Nov. 9.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 4 to 7 p.m. with a 4 p.m. Rosary at the Leonard – Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Monona, Iowa, and one hour before mass time at the church on Wednesday.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Monona, Iowa. Burial will follow in the Monona Cemetery.

Mon
11
Nov

David O'Flahrity

 

David W. O’Flahrity, 70, of Prairie du Chien and formerly of Fennimore, died unexpectedly on Wednesday Nov. 6, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse. 

David was born on Dec. 25, 1942 in Fennimore, the son of William and Mary Janet (Smith) O’Flahrity. He was previously married to Jane Clay of Pflugerville, Texas. David Graduated from Fennimore High School and was a resident of Sannes Skagdalen Nursing Home in Soldiers Grove since 2011. 

Mon
11
Nov

Gerald Tippery

 

Gerald H. “Jerry” Tippery, 82, of Prairie du Chien passed away Friday, Nov. 8, at his home surrounded by his family. 

He was born Oct. 30, 1931 in Prairie du Chien the son of Herschel and Magdalene “Lena” (Didling) Tippery. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He married Anna Bouzek on Feb. 13, 1954. Jerry worked at National Decorated Metals and later Selch’s Dairy in Prairie du Chien. He retired after working in maintenance for the Prairie du Chien school district for 32 years. 

Wed
06
Nov

Rose Mary Brown

 

Rose Mary (Caya) Brown, 82, passed away on All Saints Day, Friday, Nov. 1, in San Antonio, Texas. 

She was born in Lynxville, to Mitchell and Rose (Mickel) Caya. Rose served our country in the U. S. Women’s Army Corps. She was a devoted Roman Catholic. 

Rose was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Charles W. Brown. She is survived by her daughters, Katherine Brown, Christine (Rodney) Klein, Joan Brown, Mary Brown; son, Michael (Katherine) Brown; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Hannah, Emma, Ashlyn and numerous relatives. 

Mon
04
Nov

Karen Clark

 

Karen Clark, 72, of McGregor, Iowa died Thursday, Oct. 31, at the Northgate Care Center in Waukon, Iowa. 

She was born March 17, 1941 to Fred and Genevieve (Koehn) Curtis in Milwaukee. Karen graduated from MarMac High School in 1959. Karen was a Realtor in Pine Island for many years. She also worked at the Nursing home in McGregor and at the Piggly Wiggly Bakery in Prairie du Chien. She enjoyed her house plants, camping, being outdoors, spending time with her family and friends, she was an avid reader, she loved visiting over a cup of coffee and spending time with her pets.

Fri
01
Nov

Joan Egge

 

Joan H. Egge, 82, of Prairie du Chien passed away Thursday, Oct. 31, at the Prairie Maison Care Center in Prairie du Chien. 

She was born Jan. 3, 1931 in Perth Ontario Canada, the daughter of Gerald and Harriett (Boles) Pettigrew. She married A. Douglas Egge on June 25, 1949 in Perth, Canada. He preceded her in death on Jan. 5, 2007. Joan was an active member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Prairie du Chien. She worked at the Ferryville Cheese Factory and later for Betty’s Hallmark in Prairie du Chien. 

Mon
28
Oct

Robert Travis

 

Robert E. Travis 90, of Watertown, passed away on Thursday Oct. 24, at the Watertown Regional Medical Center.

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