Obituaries

Fri
19
Sep

Floyd F. Lemke

 

Floyd F. Lemke, 91, of Prairie du Chien and formerly of Racine, passed away Friday, Sept. 19, at the Prairie Maison Care Center in Prairie du Chien. 

He was born Dec. 23, 1922 in Kenosha, the son of Frederick and Nellie (Woodward) Lemke. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII. He married Lois Sheffer on Nov. 12, 1949 at Christ Methodist Church in Racine. Floyd worked as an engineer for Dynamatic Corporation in Racine for many years until his retirement. He was known as a great “handyman” among family and friends and was an avid fisherman. 

Fri
19
Sep

Allen LeRoy Koecke

 

Allen LeRoy Koecke, 88, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 10. 

He was born on May 14, 1926, in Prairie du Chien. Allen was united in marriage to Loretta Barrette. She preceded him in death. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps proudly serving towards the end of World War II. Allen worked at various grocery stores and was a very loyal member of the Teamsters Union. He enjoyed traveling, exploring Europe and Alaska but truly treasured most the times spent at their summer lakeside home on Winter Lake. 

Fri
19
Sep

Ronald Paul Martin

 

Ronald Paul Martin, 68, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sept. 17 after a courageous battle with cancer. 

Ron was born Christmas day, 1945, in Prairie du Chien to Paul and Cleo (Groom) Martin. 

Ron leaves behind is wife, Ana; daughter Terri; sons Steven (Jenny) and David (Katie); grandsons Braylon and Jacob; and siblings Frank (Sue), Terri (Rich) Messling, Linda Messling, Mike (Deb). He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Rita and brother Steve. 

Fri
19
Sep

Francesca Elise Brown Santoro

 

On Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 3:01 p.m. our beloved Francesca Elise Brown Santoro was stillborn and left this world at 36 weeks of pregnancy. The Sunday prior, her heart stopped beating for no known reason and she was born a beautiful, perfect angel at 5 lb 14 oz, and 18 inches long. We were blessed to be able to give her the natural birth we had envisioned for her- it was peaceful and silent. 

Thu
18
Sep

Phyllis M. Gokey

 

Phyllis M. Gokey, 88, of Prairie du Chien passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at her home. 

Tue
16
Sep

Ann Forbes

 

Ann Forbes, 87, of Manawa, went to her heavenly home on Tuesday, Sept. 2, at Bethany Home in Waupaca. 

Mon
15
Sep

MaryEllen Klein

 

MaryEllen Klein, 65, passed away peacefully at Gundersen Lutheran Memorial Hospital on Saturday, Sept. 6, after a courageous battle with cancer. 

She was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Nov. 18, 1948. A Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22, at Eastman Salem United Methodist Church. Luncheon to follow. 110 South Main Street. Eastman, WI. 54626.

Mon
15
Sep

Mary Ann Glesne

 

Mary Ann Glesne, 86, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and dear friend to many passed away Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Unity Point St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. 

Mon
15
Sep

Keith Kozelka

 

Keith L. Kozelka, 74, of Prairie du Chien passed away Thursday, Sept, 11, at home surrounded by his family following a brief illness. 

He was born May 21, 1940 in Prairie du Chien the son of Raymond and Marjorie (Daily) Kozelka. Keith served in the U.S. Army National Guard for over eight years. He married Lynn Trautsch on April 16, 1966 at St. Wenceslaus Church in Eastman. Keith worked as an independent electrical contractor and later owned and operated Keith’s Electric for over 17 years. He then worked for H & H Electric for several years until his retirement. He was an active member of St. Gabriel’s Parish and the Prairie du Chien community. 

Tue
09
Sep

Marion Lucille Welsh

 

Marion Lucille Welsh, 89, of Mount Hope, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 7, at The Finley Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa.

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