Obituaries

Mon
17
Aug

Karen Ann (Wolford) Althof

 

The world may seem a little less warm and loving to those who knew Karen Ann (Wolford) Althof. Born March 10, 1947, Karen was 68 years old when she passed from a massive stroke on Monday, Aug. 10.

Fri
14
Aug

Sharron Mary Surovy

 

Sharron Mary Surovy, 72, passed away Wednesday, June 17, in Waterloo, Iowa. 

Sharron was born Oct. 3, 1942, in Barnum, daughter of Howard and Flossie Mae (Nutter) Dalton. She was raised and attended schools in Barnum. Sharron married Paul Surovy on Dec. 30, 1959 in Waukon. They raised five children with Sharron as a full-time homemaker and mom. Sharron will be remembered as a good-hearted, joyful person who was fond of dancing around the house, singing and mystery novels.

Fri
14
Aug

Georgia (Bunts Hubbard) Wepking

 

Georgia (Bunts Hubbard) Wepking peacefully departed this world on Aug. 12, with family by her side. During her last days at Kindred Hearts Senior Living in Cottage Grove, she gifted family and special friends with goodbye showers of kisses to their cheeks and hands. 

Born in 1929, Georgia was the second of 13 children born to Harmon and Sarah (Tittle) Bunts, and was named for George Washington, whose February 22 birthday she shared. She grew up on the family farm near Woodman, where she learned to deeply love nature, birds and animals. 

Tue
11
Aug

John L. Wachter

 

John L. Wachter, 96, of Monona, Iowa died Saturday, Aug. 8, at his home. 

John Lyndon, son of John and Ethel (Wetzel) Wachter, was born June 25, 1919 in Prairie du Chien. He was baptized in the Zion Evangelical Faith on Sept. 15, 1919 by Rev. Lyndon C. Viel. His boyhood and youth were spent on the Wachter farm north of the city of Prairie du Chien, He graduated from Prairie du Chien High School in 1937. In 1942 he received his B.S. degree in agriculture and education from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He taught vocational agriculture at Shullsburg and Hillsboro, and for thirty years at Monona, Iowa, for a total of forty years, retiring in 1981. 

Mon
10
Aug

Francis Gene Ottaway

 

Francis Gene Ottaway, 75, of McGregor, Iowa died Thursday, Aug. 6, at Crossing River Health in Prairie du Chien. 

He was born on July 19, 1940 in Sabula, Iowa the son of Eugene Harold and Edith Geneva (McMahon) Ottaway. 

Fri
07
Aug

Sharon Roberts Ziggie

 

Sharon Roberts Ziggie of England, passed away July 30, after battling cancer.

Sharon is survived by her children, Chelsea, Conna, Devlin, Kiaron, Isla, Stewart and Keely; her mum Judy (Steve) Petsche, McGregor; her sisters Sarah, Alaina, Kerry and Angla and their families; aunt Pam and uncle Geoff Harper of Cambridge, England; uncle Keith and aunt Joan of Yorshire, England; aunt Donna and her family in Thetford, England; many friends; and her father Peter Farrow of Thetford. 

Wed
05
Aug

Orlyn David Chunat

 

Orlyn David Chunat, 91, of Prairie du Chien, died Friday, July 31, at Prairie Maison, Prairie du Chien. 

Orlyn David Chunat was born on Dec. 26, 1923 to George and Lydia (Kuchenbecker) Chunat. He graduated from Wauzeka High School in 1942 and joined the United States Air Force. Orlyn was co-pilot on a B17 named the Lady Alta and was part of the 303rd Bomb Group, 8th U.S. Air Force. On their twenty-first mission, the plane was shot down over Germany. Orlyn was wounded, taken prisoner and considered MIA. He was a POW for approximately five months before the POW camp was liberated by Patton’s 3rd Army.  Orlyn was awarded the Purple Heart.

Tue
04
Aug

Charles Frederick Davies

 

Charles Frederick Davies, 84, of McGregor, Iowa died Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Great River Care Center, McGregor, Iowa. 

He was born on Aug. 26, 1930 to William W. and Elsie (McMillin) Davies in McGregor, Iowa. He attended country school near Marquette and Monona High School. Charles enlisted in the United States Army on April 10, 1951, he was stationed in Japan as a Messenger Carrier during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged on March 6, 1953. 

Tue
04
Aug

Donald Ray Cavender

 

Donald Ray Cavender, Prairie Du Chien, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 2.

Homegoing services are pending. Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Foster Funeral & Cremation Service of Beloit.

Mon
03
Aug

Donna Walters

 

Donna Walters, 70, of McGregor, Iowa died Saturday, Aug. 1, at Crossing Rivers Health Center in Prairie du Chien. 

MaDonna Mae, the daughter of Clarence and Lucille (Laufer) Davis, was born Nov. 23, 1944 in McGregor, Iowa. She attended grade school in a country school house outside of McGregor and graduated from Mar Mac High School in 1962. 

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