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Mary Janell Becwar


Mary Janell Becwar, 94, of Prairie du Chien passed away Sunday, Sept. 4, at the Crossing Rivers Hospital in Prairie du Chien. 

She was born April 17, 1922 in Prairie du Chien the daughter of George and Josephine (Mezera) Wachuta. She married Albert Becwar on Nov. 21, 1945 at St. Gabriel’s church in Prairie du Chien. He preceded her in death on March 18, 2005. Janell worked in the kitchen at the Memorial Hospital in Prairie du Chien for 17 years. She belonged to the Irish Ridge Homemakers Club and was an active member of St. Gabriel’s Parish. Janell loved everybody and was considered a special “grandma” to many. She enjoyed playing games and cards especially with her monthly card club. 


Leila M. Messerli


Leila M. Messerli, 72, of Prairie du Chien passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Aug. 27, at Select Specialty Hospital in Madison. 


Darren Michael Quick


Darren Michael Quick, stillborn baby of Jessie Henson and Dylan Quick, of Prairie du Chien, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016 at Crossing Rivers Health, Prairie du Chien.


Jack F. Foster


 Jack F. Foster, 79, of Bloomington formerly of Lancaster, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Grant Regional Health Center, Lancaster. 


Norma A. Welsch


Norma A. Welsch, 83, of Prairie du Chien passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Aug. 20, at Crossing Rivers Healthcare in Prairie du Chien. 


Judy Pohronezny


Judy Pohronezny, 57, of Prairie du Chien, passed away at her home in Prairie du Chien on Aug. 12. 

Judy Marie, the daughter of LeRoy and Patricia (Du Charme) Lenzendorf, was born Dec. 19, 1958 in Prairie du Chien. She graduated from Prairie du Chien High School in 1977 and then attended Capri College in Dubuque, Iowa. She later received an associate degree in accounting from W.C.T.C. in Pewaukee. Judy worked as a hairdresser for many years in Milwaukee. After receiving her degree, she worked as an accountant at Glass, Inc. in Sussex. First and foremost, Judy considered herself a homemaker. Raising her family was very important to her.


Wilma Jean (Ertel) Schreck



Wilma Jean (Ertel) Schreck, 87, of Mt. Sterling, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at The Bland Bekkedal Center for HospiceCare in Viroqua, after a courageous battle with bladder cancer.

Wilma was born on the home farm near Lynxville, on Dec. 11, 1928 to William and Clara (Stluka) Ertel. She joined an older brother, Edward to complete the Ertel family.


James “Bud” McCarthy


 James “Bud” McCarthy, 86, of Milton, died on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at home. 

He was born in Wauzeka, on Nov. 1, 1929, the son of James N. and Elsie (Lathrop) McCarthy. He served in the U.S. Navy and married Dorothy H. Rau on Oct. 19, 1951. She preceded him in death on Aug. 11, 2000. James was a member of the Wauzeka American Legion, UAW Local 95, and a former member of the Loyal Order of Moose. He was a great story teller, loved to hunt and fish, he enjoyed farming, and spending time with family and friends.


James Hatlan


James Hatlan, 54, of Ferryville, died Tuesday, Aug. 9.

Jim was born on Feb. 14, 1962 to Archie and Evelyn (Lee) Hatlan. He was baptized and confirmed at the Hauge Lutheran Church. Jim graduated from Seneca High School. He was united in marriage to Tracy Brodhead and they had two kids and later divorced. After his divorce Jim met Barb Czarnik and they spent 20 years together.


Mary M. Konichek


Mary M. Konichek, 81, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 9, at her home surrounded by her family. 

She was born Feb. 16, 1935 in Grant County, the daughter of Albert and Mildred (Wiest) Ertz. She married William “Zeke” Konichek on Nov. 10, 1956. He preceded her in death on their 32nd wedding anniversary in 1988. Mary worked for Wisconsin Power and Light and later for the Prairie du Chien Public Schools for 26 years until her retirement. She was an avid golfer and bridge player. Mary was a talented seamstress and enjoyed volunteer work; she had a “servant’s heart.” 


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