Obituaries

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06
Jan

Wesley Heiar

 

Wesley “Wes” Heiar, 91, of Prairie du Chien passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital. 

Mon
30
Dec

Wendy Kotte

 

Wendy P. Kotte, 49, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Dec. 27, at the Mayo Franciscan Health Center in La Crosse. 

She was born Oct. 27, 1964 in Milwaukee, the daughter of Patrick and Judy (Wagner) Benish. She married Chris Kotte on Oct. 16, 1999 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Prairie du Chien. Wendy owned and operated the Windy Cove Shops in Prairie du Chien and Platteville. She was involved as a Cub Scout den leader, parent teacher organizations along with several other volunteer groups. 

Mon
30
Dec

Kathryn Evans

 

Kathryn M. Evans, 93, of Prairie du Chien passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital. 

She was born June 29, 1920 in Mt. Hope, the daughter of Louis and Kathryn (Elliott) Degenhardt. She married Mason Evans on April 13, 1940 in Elkader, Iowa. He preceded her in death on February 12, 1993. Kathryn was an active member of St. Gabriel’s Church in Prairie du Chien. 

Fri
27
Dec

Flynt Kussmaul

 

Flynt Nancy Kussmaul passed away on Dec. 9 at her home in Sarasota, Fla. due to heart disease.

She was born Nov. 5, 1948 in Prairie du Chien to Allen and Dorris Kussmaul. She graduated from West Grant High School in 1966 and then attended 4 year at the University of La Crosse.

Fri
27
Dec

Mary Roach

 

Mary Ann Roach, 78, longtime resident of the Wauzeka area passed away Dec. 25, at her home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer.

Mary was born Sept. 30, 1935, the youngest of four children to Leo and Ruby (Rosemier) Gerlach. Her parents held a farm on Wall Ridge in Eastman for many years.

She enjoyed working with animals and planting and harvesting the crops.

Fri
27
Dec

Cara Foster

 

Cara LaVerna Foster, 83, Postville, Iowa died Sunday, Dec. 22, at her son’s home in Ogden, Iowa. 

She was born on July 4, 1930 to Cleveland Justice and Minnie Ethel (White) McCormick in Holland, Mo. Cara graduated from Patterson High School in Missouri and attended The University of Missouri and graduated from Cape Girardeau School of Beauty Culture at Cape Girardeau, Mo. She owned and operated a beauty shop in Piedmont, Mo.

Fri
27
Dec

Maxine Golbach

 

Maxine A. (O’Brien) Golbach, 93 years young, and a resident of Madison, died peacefully on Monday, Dec. 23, at Agrace HospiceCare.

She was born in Antigo, on Aug. 30, 1920 to Martha (Soman) and James O’Brien. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Henry Golbach. 

She is survived by children Mark Golbach (Linda Brazill), Marsha Belisle (Joe), Brian, Sara, Elizabeth, and Gregory Golbach; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Fri
27
Dec

Dale McCullick

 

Dale L. McCullick, 70, of Steuben, passed away on Monday, Dec. 23, peacefully at home in Steuben with his wife of 51 years beside him. 

Mon
23
Dec

Roger Goodman

 

Roger M. Goodman, 72, of Prairie du Chien passed away Friday, Dec. 20, at the Prairie Maison Care Center. 

He was born April 3, 1941, in Prairie du Chien, the son of Merrill and Bernadette (Layde) Goodman. He married Kathleen Gaulke on Oct. 14, 1961, at St. Gabriel’s Church in Prairie du Chien. Roger worked for Leard Bros. Distributing and later for Mergen Wholesale and Trautsche Distributing. He was a member of the Prairie du Chien Fire Department for 24 years. He enjoyed golfing, playing cards at the Sawmill and poker machines at Bob’s Bar. His all time favorite past time was playing Bingo on Sunday and Monday nights with his sidekick Dorothy.

Fri
20
Dec

Lela Jane McShane

 

Lela Jane McShane, 83, of Luana, Iowa passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital. 

Jane was born May 1, 1930, to Leslie and Katie Borret (Oherle) Nichols in rural Monona, Iowa. They lived in the rural Big Foot area for a few years and then moved to the Sixteen Area. Jane attended grade school in Sixteen, at Linton #4. She attended Waterville High School. 

Jane was united in marriage to Donald McShane on Oct. 21, 1947, at the Luana Methodist Church in Luana, Iowa. To this union two children were born, Tonya Jane and Kevin Blake. 

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