Obituaries

Fri
29
Nov

Ilene Hausler

 

Ilene A. Hausler, 80, of rural Wauzeka passed away on Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Boscobel Area Health Care in Boscobel.

She was born on Oct. 29, 1933 in Mason City, Iowa, the daughter of Wayne and Helen (Lundgren) Schollian. She married Fred Hausler on Sept. 17, 1955 at the Congregational Church in Lancaster. 

Mon
25
Nov

Neva Lessard

 

Neva I. Lessard, 70, of Prairie du Chien passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, at her home surrounded by her children and grandchildren. 

She was born Oct. 12, 1943 in Bagley, the daughter of Frank and Bessie (Bedward) Baures. She married Richard Lessard on Nov. 8, 1958 in Prairie du Chien. He preceded her in death on March 18, 2006. She worked as a caregiver for Homeward Bound in Prairie du Chien for 17 years. 

Mon
25
Nov

Edward Meng

 

Edward H. Meng, 102, of Bagley passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Prairie Maison Care Center. 

He was born Feb. 7, 1911 in Wyalusing Township the son of John and Ida (Wolf) Meng. He married Birdie Clark on Feb. 24, 1940 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Dubuque, Iowa. He farmed most of his life in the Bagley area. Ed was an active member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Bagley. 

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.

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