Obituaries

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01
Jul

Barbara (Barbie) Kugel

 

Barbara J. “Barbie” Kugel, 65, of Prairie du Chien passed away Monday, July 1, at her home surrounded by her family. 

She was born March 19, 1948 in Waverly, Iowa the daughter of Wendell and Dorothy (Bodeker) Harstad. She married Larry Kugel on June 19, 1998 in Prairie du Chien. Barbie worked at McGregor Loudspeaker and later as a bartender in the Prairie du Chien area for several different establishments over the past 30 years. She was a member of the Eagles Club in Prairie du Chien. 

Mon
01
Jul

Corky (Donald) Dickey

 

Corky (Donald) Dickey, 54, passed away on Wednesday, June 26. 

He was born on July 30, 1958, the son of Donald and Elda (Dody) Dickey. 

Corky was a loving father to his children, and a good friend to so many. He had an easy smile for everyone he knew and loved. He was a locksmith in the Madison area for many years, and then at the UW at both Superior and Madison. He had a love of classic cars and trucks, and Harley Davidson Motorcycles. 

Fri
28
Jun

Marlene Hutchins Meuer

 

Marlene B. Hutchins Meuer, 82, of Prairie du Chien, passed away with the same dignity and courage as she lived her life on Friday, June 21, at her home in Prairie du Chien. 

Fri
28
Jun

Faye Wiethorn

 

Faye J. Wiethorn, 68, Monona, died Friday, June 21, at her home in Monona, Iowa, following a long courageous battle with ovarian cancer.

Fri
28
Jun

Dorothy McLaughlin

 

Dorothy Corrine (Sass) McLaughlin passed away on June 22, in Prairie du Chien. 

Dorothy was born on November 9, 1919, in Lake City, Minn., the seventh of ten children born to Louis and Caroline Sass. After raising her children, Lorna and Scott, with her husband Guy in Winona, Minn., they retired in in Bella Vista, Ark., in 1985. In 2005, she moved to Prairie du Chien, to be closer to Lorna and son-in-law Paul Porvaznik as well as extended family in the Mississippi Valley area in her later years.

Fri
28
Jun

Jon Arp

 

Jon R. Arp, 78, of Bagley, died on Saturday, June 22, at Lancaster Care Center, Lancaster. 

He was born on January 17, 1935, in Rock Island, Ill., the son of Otto and Dorothy (Oppendike) Arp. Jon served his country in the United States Army and the Naval Reserve. In 1954, he was united in marriage to Arlene Rice in Rock Island. Three children were born to this union, Kimberly, Shari and Jon. Jon was employed with Illinois Bell Ameritech until his retirement in 1983. In 1989, he married Diana Boyd in Moline, Ill. In 1998, the couple moved to Bagley. Jon loved fishing, reading about history, and playing cribbage.

Fri
28
Jun

David Diehl

 

David Leroy Diehl, 69, of Baton Rouge, La., formerly of McGregor and Dubuque, Iowa died Wednesday, June 19, at the Baton Rouge General Medical Center in Baton Rouge. from complications of heart disease. 

He was born on June 6, 1944 in Clinton, Iowa to Harry and Luvella Diehl. David graduated from the Thomson High School, Thomson, Ill. in 1962. 

Thu
27
Jun

Lawrence Webb

 

 Lawrence M. “Hank” Webb, 88 passed away Wednesday, June 26, at Prairie Maison, Prairie du Chien. 

He was born September 24, 1924 in Little Grant Township, Grant County the son of Frank and Dorcas (Drought) Webb. Hank graduated Bloomington High School in 1943. He traveled in the western United States and drove combine in the wheat fields. After returning to the Bagley area he was employed with Kent Feeds in Bloomington. He enjoyed gardening, coon hunting, metal detecting, and going to the dog track.

Tue
25
Jun

Faye Wiethorn

 

Faye J. Wiethorn, 68, Monona, died Friday, June 21, at her home in Monona, Iowa, following a long courageous battle with ovarian cancer.

Tue
25
Jun

Dorothy McLaughlin

 

Dorothy Corrine (Sass) McLaughlin passed away on June 22, in Prairie du Chien. 

Dorothy was born on November 9, 1919, in Lake City, Minn., the seventh of ten children born to Louis and Caroline Sass. After raising her children, Lorna and Scott, with her husband Guy in Winona, Minn., they retired in Bella Vista, Ark., in 1985. In 2005, she moved to Prairie du Chien, to be closer to Lorna and son-in-law Paul Porvaznik as well as extended family in the Mississippi Valley area in her later years.

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