Obituaries

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.

Tue
25
Jun

Marlene 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. 

Mon
24
Jun

David Diehl

 

David Diehl, 69, died Wednesday, June 19. Visitation will be Sunday, June 30, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, McGregor, Iowa and one hour before services at the church on Monday. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 1, at First Lutheran Church, rural McGregor, Iowa. Full obit in Wednesday paper

 

Tue
18
Jun

Cleora Brown

 

Cleora M. Brown passed away Monday, May 6, at the age of 87, at Bethany Riverside Nursing Facility, La Crosse.

She was a retired teacher, having spent 23-1/2 years in the Fennimore Community School System. Cleora was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Platteville and loved working with her students.

Tue
18
Jun

Virginia Johnson

 

Virginia Jo Johnson, 76, was born March 31, 1937 and passed May 24, 2013.

Tue
18
Jun

Thomas Gilbertson

 

Thomas Russell Gilbertson, 93, of Prairie du Chien, died Monday, June 10, at Prairie Maison, Prairie du Chien. 

He was born on July 18, 1919 in Woodruff, Wis. to Otis and Bertha Martina (Erickson) Gilbertson. Tom graduated from Chilton High School in Chilton, Wis. and attended two years of college at University of Wisconsin in Madison.

Tue
18
Jun

June Fleshner

 

June L. Fleshner, 83, of Prairie du Chien, and formerly of Waterloo, died Wednesday, June 12, at her home in Prairie du Chien.

She was born June 16, 1929 in Allison the daughter of John and Lena Wiegman Uhlenhopp.  She married Lee Fleshner on Nov. 8, 1947 in Cedar Falls.  He preceded her in death in May 1980.

June worked at Falls Avenue Cleaners, Allen Hospital and was later a Senior Companion.

Wed
12
Jun

Raymond Fritz

 

 Raymond E. Fritz, 92, of Monroe Center, Ill. died Friday, June 7, at St. Anthony Hospital in Rockford, Ill. 

Mon
10
Jun

Marlene Drallmeier

Marlene (Molly) Joyce Drallmeier, 76, Milwaukee, formerly of Plover, Wis., died Wednesday, June 5, at her home in Milwaukee.

Marlene was born on April 6, 1937, in Ferryville, to Lloyd and Anne (Grimsled) Emerson. She graduated from Prairie du Chien High School. Molly was united in marriage to Eugene (Jug) Drallmeier on September 17, 1955, in McGregor, Iowa. Five children were born to this union. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, watching football and baseball. She loved to travel, as well as to spend time with the grandchildren while cooking and baking for them. Molly loved her family very much and will be deeply missed by all those who knew her.

Mon
10
Jun

John Gillitzer

John Aloysius Gillitzer, 80, passed away on Friday, June 7, at Four Winds Manor in Verona. 

He was born Feb. 25, 1933 just a few miles off the Mississippi River near Eastman, the son of Thomas and Mamie (Hurda) Gillitzer. He was one of five children.

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