Obituaries

Tue
30
Jul

Eric Langland

 

Eric M. Langland, 29, of Decorah, Iowa, died Saturday, July 20, in a drowning accident in rural Decorah. 

Eric Michael Langland was born on August 13, 1983 in Decorah, Iowa, the son of Bruce Dean Langland and Shirley Faye Stee. He attended Decorah High School and later earned his GED. Eric had most recently been working as a CNC milling machine operator for Cutting Edge Enterprise in Decorah. From an early age, Eric took an interest electronics and technology. He was good working with computers and anything to do with motors. Eric also enjoyed the outdoors and liked to go camping, canoeing and swimming. He was also involved with flying radio controlled planes.

Tue
30
Jul

Norma Sprosty

 

Norma E. Sprosty, 90, of Sheboygan, formerly of Wauzeka, passed away Wednesday, July 24, at Aurora Medical Center Sheboygan. 

She was born on July 14, 1923 in Wauzeka to John “Louis” and Kathryn (McCarthy) Lathrop. She was married February 14, 1944, in Wauzeka to Thomas Sprosty and he preceded her on December 7, 2012. She was a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Wauzeka. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with family and friends. 

Wed
24
Jul

Vada Schwantes

 

Vada M. Schwantes, 92, of Glen Haven, passed away surrounded by her family on Monday, July 22, Orchard Manor Nursing Home, Lancaster. 

She was born on October 3, 1920, the daughter of Lewis and Leta (Miles) Mayne. Vada graduated from Lancaster High School in 1938. On October 31, 1942, she was united in marriage to Roy C. Schwantes at the Methodist Parsonage in Lancaster. After their marriage, the couple farmed. She always raised a large vegetable and flower garden and was known for her green thumb when it came to growing African violets. Vada was a member of the Beetown United Methodist Church, Beetown Ladies Aide, Sew Sew Club, and longtime member of the West Grant Saddle Club.

Mon
22
Jul

Doris Rybarczyk

 

Doris M. Rybarczyk, 87, of Prairie du Chien passed away Saturday, July 20, at the Prairie Maison Care Center in Prairie du Chien. 

She was born June 28, 1926 in Prairie du Chien the daughter of Wilbur and Anna (Zweifel) Weighner. She married Sterlie Rybarczyk in 1949 at St. Gabriel’s Church in Prairie du Chien. He preceded her in death on July 2, 1993. Doris assisted in the operation of the family business, Prairie Petroleum Products for many years. She was an active member of St. John’s Church and enjoyed playing bridge. 

Fri
19
Jul

Linda Delury

 

Linda Susan Delury passed away on June 29, in Seattle, Wash. 

She was born April 5, 1955, to Leo Delury and Rosemary (Panka). Linda was a gentle, kind soul who spent her entire adult life in the care of others. Linda will be greatly missed by her surviving brothers and sister, Mary, Tom, Paul, Dennis and Michael. A private gathering was held in Wisconsin, the family’s home state. In memory of Linda, the family welcomes donations to the Pike Market Senior Center where Linda had many friends,85 Pike Place Hillclimb Walk, Seattle, WA 98101.

 
Tue
16
Jul

Roy West

 

Life-long Prairie du Chien resident, Roy T. West, 88, died on Thursday, July 11, after suffering a stroke and fall at his home. He was fortunate to be served by Prairie Hospice at Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital.

Mon
08
Jul

Gerald Schmidt

 

Gerald L. Schmidt, 78, of Wauzeka passed away Friday, July 5, at Agrace Hospice in Madison. 

He was born April 16, 1935 in Wauzeka the son of Edward and Margaret (Lenz) Schmidt. He married Margaret Walker on June 5, 1955 in Wauzeka. He was a member of the IBEW for over 35 years and worked for Hooper Construction as a heavy equipment operator. He retired in 2002 to care for his wife Margaret. 

Fri
05
Jul

LuVerne Beinborn

 

LuVerne J. “Vern” Beinborn, 87, of Cuba City, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 3, surrounded by his family.  

Wed
03
Jul

Herbert Heffner

 

Herbert Heffner, 88, of Bloomington, died Monday, July 1, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home, rural Lancaster. 

Herb was born on February 20, 1925 in Crawford County, to Herbert and Leta (Gibbings) Heffner.

Herb married Marie Johnson on February 20, 1946 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Boscobel. He worked as a mechanic nearly all his life, first as an auto mechanic, then later as a tractor mechanic for International Harvester in Prairie du Chien. He did try farming for a short time, but that wasn’t for him. His true calling in life was being a mechanic.

Tue
02
Jul

Kevin Knutson

 

Kevin LeRoy Knutson, 52 formerly of the Ferryville area, passed away Sunday, June 30, at Upland Hills - Vista Place in Boscobel. 

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