Obituaries

Mon
21
Oct

Debra Gucciardo

 

Debra Jean Gucciardo, 59 of Wauzeka ended a long battle with Lupus and related complications on Thursday, Oct. 17, at Gundersen Medical Center.

She was born Feb. 22, 1954 to Ernest and Shirley Swanson in Oak Park Ill., and was a graduate of Belvidere High School. Debra was the beloved wife of Vincent Gucciardo for thirty-seven years. She was fun-loving and proud mother to her three children, Christopher Norem (Nancy McKeown), Sarah (Michael) Chomiak and Emily (David) Bouzek. She was the cherished grandmother of Genevieve, Cecilia and Lillian Bouzek; Megan, Kaitlyn and Colin Norem; and Elizabeth and Amelia Chomiak.

Mon
21
Oct

Keith Nichols

 

Keith Floyd Nichols, 93, died on Tuesday morning Oct. 15, at his residence in Mt. Hope. 

He was born on Dec. 16, 1919 in Mt. Hope Township, the son of Wilbur and Carrie Belle (Cairns) Nichols. Keith graduated from Mt. Hope High School in 1937. He furthered his education at the Platteville Mining School until returning home to help his father on the farm. 

Keith married Edna Rewey on Jan. 1, 1940 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. They started farming side by side in Mt. Hope until her death on Oct. 21, 1990.

Mon
21
Oct

Violet Bischoff

 

Violet Alice Bischoff, 96, a resident at Walter Schmidt Assisted Living in Prairie du Chien, died Thursday, Oct. 17, at Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital. 

She was born on Aug. 18, 1917 in Bagley, to Verdie and Amelia “Millie” (Cathman) Clark. Violet was united in marriage with Ervin Bischoff on Aug. 17, 1940 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Dubuque, Iowa. 

Fri
18
Oct

Alice Kroepel

 

Alice M. Kroepel, 75, of Prairie du Chien passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15. According to Alice’s wishes, there will be no formal funeral service at this time. A private family inurnment will be at a later date.  The Garrity Funeral Home of Prairie du Chien is assisting the family. 

 
Tue
15
Oct

Marian Foley

 

Marian E. Foley, 74, of Prairie du Chien passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital. 

She was born in Honeycreek Township, on Sept. 9, 1939. She married William Foley on Oct. 22, 1955. He preceded her in death on Dec. 4, 2004. Marian was a devoted mother and grandmother, enjoying her time spent with family. She was an avid sports fan, especially the Brewers and Packers. She also liked watching golf and going fishing. 

Wed
09
Oct

Susan Waller

 

Susan K. Waller, 60, of Vallejo and formerly of Prairie du Chien passed away Sunday, Sept. 29, following a courageous battle with cancer. 

She was born Jan. 1, 1953 in Prairie du Chien, the daughter of Robert and Irene (Schmitz) Waller. Sue worked for Citi Bank in their community reinvestment division for over 25 years. She was proud to help moderate to low income people in the San Francisco Bay area realize their dreams. She was an avid sports fan.

Mon
07
Oct

Michael Stonum

 

Michael D. Stonum, 62, of Prairie du Chien passed away Saturday, Oct. 5. A private service will be held at a later date. The Garrity Funeral Home is assisting the family. 

 
Mon
07
Oct

Michael Stonum

 

Michael D. Stonum, 62, of Prairie du Chien passed away Saturday, Oct. 5. A private service will be held at a later date. The Garrity Funeral Home is assisting the family. 

 
Mon
07
Oct

Shirley Winslow

 

Shirley A. “Squirrel” Winslow, 54, of Eastman passed away Friday, Oct. 4, at her home following a courageous battle with cancer. 

She was born Sept. 28, 1959 in Belvidere, Ill. the daughter of Lawrence and Margaret (Carter) Taylor. She married Earl Winslow on May 21, 1990, in Cherry Valley, Ill. She worked as the court clerk for Winnebago County, Ill. After moving to the Eastman area she cooked at Hubbard’s Float in Lynxville and most recently worked at The Title Company and the Black Angus in Prairie du Chien. She loved collecting squirrels of all shapes and sizes and enjoyed feeding the furry visitors in her yard. 

Mon
07
Oct

Andrea McElwaine

 

Andrea Faye McElwaine, 40, of McGregor, Iowa died Friday, Oct. 4, at Gundersen Health Center in La Crosse. 

She was born on Nov. 13, 1972 to Raymond and Faye (Johnson) Sporleder in Greeley, Colo. She graduated from Denver Lutheran High School in 1991 and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Concordia Lutheran College in Seward, Neb. with a Major in Biology and a Minor in Chemistry.

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