Obituaries

Wed
02
Oct

Kenneth Cooley

 

Kenneth R. Cooley, 46, of Wauzeka, passed away on Monday, Sept. 30, at his home. 

He was born on Oct. 20, 1966 in Boscobel, to Kenneth L. and Ruth E. (Jones) Cooley. He married Susan Kozelka on July 8, 1994 at Scared Heart Catholic Church in Wauzeka. Ken worked for Wick Homes for 25 years, first, on the set crew, later, as a crane operator, and finally, as a trim crew foreman. He loved creating a home and center for his family at Hoofbeat Ranch, and projects were always in the works for all to help with. 

Wed
02
Oct

Leone Richter

 

Leone J. Richter, 96, of Cassville, died on Monday, Sept. 30, at the Lancaster Care Center. 

Mon
30
Sep

Alice M. Stemper

 

Alice M. Stemper, 100, was born Sept. 21, 1913 and died Friday, Sept. 27, at the Onalaska Care Center.

She is survived by her children Joe Stemper, Hokah, Minn., Mary Ann Stemper, Prairie du Chien, Al (Judy) Stemper, Onalaska, Frank (Renae) Stemper, Becker, Minn. and Carol Gautsch, Holmen. She is also survived by nine grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; three great, great grandchildren; one sister, Mary Newburg, La Crescent, Minn. and numerous nieces and nephews.

Fri
27
Sep

Thomas W. Gloede

 

Thomas “Tom” W. Gloede, age 82, died September 24, 2013, at Mercy Living Plus in Oelwein, IA. He was born June 18, 1931, in Sumner, Iowa to George and Elizabeth “Bessie” (Kirby) Gloede.

He married Dorothy Roth on April 14, 1952, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein. Tom graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1949, served in the U.S. Navy, and made his living as a salesman.

Services are Monday, September 30, 2013,11:00 AM. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein, Iowa with Father Paul McManus, Father Pat Geary and Deacon Jim Patera officiating.

Wed
25
Sep

Elinor Pine

 

Elinor T. Pine, 92, of Prairie du Chien passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Prairie Maison Care Center. 

She was born Oct. 19, 1920 in Turkey River, Iowa, to Mathias and Catherine (Harasche) Adams. She was one of ten children. Her early years were spent on the family farm. She excelled academically; but sadly, due to the Great Depression, she was only allowed to complete the eighth grade. 

Wed
25
Sep

Sandra Cashman

 

Sandra J. Cashman, 70, of Boscobel, formerly of Dubuque, Iowa, and Gays Mills, passed away Thursday Sept. 19, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital La Crosse.

She was born on Sept. 1, 1943 in Dubuque to Elmer and Eileen (Hillery) Eppler. She was a married on Feb. 11, 1961 in Dubuque, to Milton Cashman, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 26, 2009.

She was employed for many years as a cook at The Red Apple Inn at Gays Mills.

Wed
25
Sep

Patsy Lee Neely McCormick

 

Patsy graduated from Soldiers Grove High School in 1957 and attended Vernon County Teachers College. On Aug. 19, 1961, crossing rival lines, she married Seneca native, Francis McCormick. Moving often in the early years they lived in La Crosse, Merrill, Stanley, Sheboygan, Amherst and Stevens Point before finally settling on the Mighty River in Ferryville. Patsy taught school, sold insurance and worked in retail while raising four daughters. Her love of adventure took her to the south of Texas on a regular basis, Europe, Ireland and China. Her eternal positive attitude, gentle grace, and belief that all things happen for a reason kept her and those around her at peace. 

Wed
25
Sep

Clement Nolan

 

On September 17, Clement J. Nolan, 91, peacefully left this world to be eternally united with Beverly, his beloved wife of 67 years who preceded him in death last December. 

He was born in Prairie du Chien, and was a former resident of Marquette. He most recently lived with and was cared for by his daughter Sue and many other family members in Wauwatosa. 

Wed
25
Sep

Clement Nolan

 

On September 17, Clement J. Nolan, 91, peacefully left this world to be eternally united with Beverly, his beloved wife of 67 years who preceded him in death last December. 

He was born in Prairie du Chien, and was a former resident of Marquette. He most recently lived with and was cared for by his daughter Sue and many other family members in Wauwatosa. 

Mon
16
Sep

Ruby Marshall

 

Ruby E. (Revenig) Marshall, 87, of Bloomington, passed away at home on Sunday, Sept. 15, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. 

Ruby was born on June 8, 1926, in Dubuque, Iowa, the daughter of Elmer and Marcella (Mueller) Revenig. On September 4, 1948, she was united in marriage to Donald Marshall. Ruby was a devoted housewife and mother. She was employed at Cudahay Cheese Factory in Bloomington, cutting and wrapping cheese from 1966 until 1973. Ruby loved mowing her lawn, gardening of all kinds, occasional gambling, yearly trips, and playing Yahtzee. Ruby was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bloomington.

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