Obituaries

Fri
22
Nov

Wilbur Stuckey

 

Wilbur G. Stuckey, 90, passed away surrounded by his family Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital, one day before his 91st birthday. 

Tue
19
Nov

Florence Kozelka

 

Florence Nettie Kozelka, 98, of Prairie du Chien passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Prairie Maison Care Center. 

She was born on the family farm in Patch Grove, on July 4, 1915 to Frank and Alta (Pendleton) Ellis. She married Adolph (Oddie) Kozelka on May 31, 1939 in Waukon, Iowa. He preceded her in death on Oct. 23, 1985. Florence did clerical work most of her married life. She was an active member of the Eagles Club Auxiliary and also played in the Ding-a-Ling Musical Band for 38 years. 

Tue
19
Nov

Joan Dean

 

Joan M. Dean, 75, of Cassville, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Monday, Nov. 18, at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster.

Mon
18
Nov

Mildred Borne

 

Mildred Pauline Borne, 84, of Dodgeville died peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Upland Hills Nursing & Rehab Center on Sunday, Nov. 17.

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. 

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