Obituaries

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13
Feb

Geneva Burckhart

Geneva C. Burckart, 82, of Houston, Minn., and formerly of Monona, Iowa, died on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center.

She was born on Sept. 26, 1931, in Green Island, Iowa, to Eugene and Edith (McMahon) Ottaway. Geneva married Frederick Burckart on May 25, 1948, in Elkader, Iowa.

Thu
13
Feb

Dorothy Cooley

 Dorothy I. Cooley, age 92, of Lancaster, died on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home in Lancaster.  She was born on July 3, 1921, the daughter of Henry and Wealthy (Retallick) Robinson. The oldest of ten children, she spent her life in Grant County.  After leaving grade school at age thirteen, Dorothy worked as a household helper and babysitter for various families.  On May 16, 1939, she was united in marriage to Stanley Cooley at the Methodist Parsonage in Lancaster.  Two children were born to this union:  Stephen and Evelyn.  Together, they spent their life farming until selling the farm and moving to Lancaster.  Dorothy was a member of the Lancaster Art Club.

Tue
11
Feb

D. Mark Lochner

 

D. Mark Lochner, MD, 67, of Waupaca, loving husband to Catherine (Thomas) Lochner and amazing father to his five children, died peacefully after a courageous four year battle with ALS on Monday, Feb. 10, in his home, surrounded by his family.

He was born on Nov. 15, 1946 in Prairie du Chien, son of Donald and Norma (Saunders) Lochner, the second eldest of twelve children. He graduated from Campion Jesuit High School in 1964. He attended Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, graduating in 1968. He went on to attend the University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Medicine followed by a three year residency in Family Medicine, also in Madison.

Tue
11
Feb

Kent Foley

 

Kent Thomas Foley, 31, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 6, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester from complications due to DuChenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Kent was born April 24, 1982 in Rochester, Minn. to Steve and Cheryl (McManamy) Foley.

Thu
06
Feb

Florence Evelyn Ross

 

Florence Evelyn Ross, 62, of Freeport, Ill., died Feb. 3, after a series of illnesses. 

Evelyn Ross is the daughter of Robert Horsfall and Florence Crachey and the loving mother of Darren and Anita Ross. Evelyn worked in finance and accounting until her retirement. She loved her family, the outdoors and playing with her grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by her daughter Anita; son Darren and canine companions Romeo and Buddy. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, living in Illinois and New York. 

Fri
24
Jan

Nedra Sinram

 

Nedra Jean Sinram, 85, Prairie du Chien, formerly of Monona, Iowa, and Nashua, Iowa died Monday, Jan. 20, at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital in Prairie du Chien. 

She was born June 30, 1928 to Edwin and Bernice (Schultz) Brunner in Roseville, Iowa.  Nedra graduated from Greene High School in Greene, Iowa.

Fri
24
Jan

Ken Borne

 

Ken Borne, 83, passed peacefully Jan. 21, in Bradenton, Fla. 

He was born Feb. 11, 1930 in Prairie du Chien, the second son of five children to Harry and Marilla (Kahler) Borne. In his early years, he competed in sports at Prairie High with his brothers Harry and Bob, achieving many awards in various sports. He spoke proudly of his athletic achievements in his youth.

Ken married Betty Jean Rodenkirch, of Prairie du Chien on April 28, 1951, at St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church. Their enduring love carried them through the next 63 years.

Wed
22
Jan

Roger Coleman

 

Ronald Lawrence Coleman, 83, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, died at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home on Sunday, Jan. 19. 

Wed
22
Jan

Bradley Wachter

 

Bradley S. Wachter, 57, of Woodman passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital. 

Wed
22
Jan

Eileen Rogers

 

Eileen Kathryn Rogers, 74, formerly of Mt. Vernon, and a resident of the Great River Care Center, McGregor, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 14, after a long and courageous battle with Lewy Body Disease. Services were held in Mt. Vernon Saturday, Jan. 18.

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