Obituaries

Tue
20
May

Tonya R. Dutka

 

Tonya R. Dutka died unexpectedly Sunday, May 18, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital in Guttenberg, Iowa. 

She was born Feb. 28, 1968 in Prairie du Chien, the daughter of Tom and Marilyn (Lipke) Yonke. She married Floyd Kevin Dutka on March 24, 1990 in Garnavillo. She worked as a home health provider for Lori Knapp Inc. in Prairie du Chien. Tonya loved crafts, crocheting and caring for her pets. She was a member of Plagmans Antique Association. 

Tue
20
May

Betty J. Hackett

 

Betty J. Hackett, 87, of rural Boscobel, passed away Sunday, May 18, at Boscobel Care and Rehab. 

She was born Dec. 29, 1926 in Augusta to Carl and Jo Marie (McBroom) Lambrecht. She was married June 3, 1950 in Eau Claire to Allen Hackett. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. 

Fri
16
May

Brady Ray Jacobs

 

Brady Ray Jacobs, 23 days, died on Wednesday,  May 14, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester, Minn. due to complications from a hypo plastic left ventricle. Brady was born on April 21, 2014, in Rochester, Minn., the son of Dwayne and Elizabeth (Moore) Jacobs of Boscobel.

Brady is survived by his parents; brother Sam at home; step-sister Angel Jacobs of Boscobel; maternal grandparents Chris and Rita Moore of Fennimore; paternal grandmother Jane Jacobs of Prairie du Chien; uncles Christopher Moore of Fennimore, Charles Moore of Fennimore, Scott (Evelyn) Jacobs of Prairie du Chien, Leroy Jacobs of Boscobel, and Willie Jacobs of Sextonville, as well as many special nieces and nephews. 

Thu
15
May

Jerry Foley

 

Jerry Foley, 69, of Prairie du Chien passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, May 13, at his home. 

He was born Aug. 13, 1944 on the family farm, the son of Thomas and Vermilda (Meyers) Foley. He married Chris Seeley on July 10, 1963. Jerry retired from John Deere in Dubuque, Iowa after 30 years of service at the age of 49. Following his retirement he volunteered at the Bargain Boutique and worked at Johnson’s One Stop and Design Homes. His love for his family was his greatest gift. Jerry was always willing to lend a hand even sharing his donuts. Grilling out was his passion. 

Tue
13
May

Francis L. Neises

 

Francis L. Neises, 84, of Monroe, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 5, at Azura Memory Care.

A Memorial Mass will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 24, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Glen Haven, Wisconsin.

Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family.

Tue
13
May

Tom Haines

 

Tom Haines, 74, Gillette Wy., formerly of the Eastman area, passed away May 10 at his home surrounded by his family after a battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be Saturday, May 17 at Elks Lodge in Gillette Wy.

Tue
13
May

Evelyn F. "Mip" Leaf

 

Evelyn F. “Mip” Leaf, 96, of Prairie du Chien passed away Saturday, May 10, at the Prairie Maison Care Center in Prairie du Chien. 

She was born May 8, 1918 in Prairie du Chien the daughter of William and Agnes (Dagnon) McClure. She married Robert Leaf on Oct. 5, 1940 and he later preceded her in death on May 5, 1976. She and her husband enjoyed camping and fishing in their younger years and Evelyn loved her flower gardens. She was active in many clubs and her church and was an avid bridge player. Evelyn especially liked it when her nieces and nephews would visit. 

Mon
12
May

Michael J. "Mick" Klema

 

Michael J. “Mick” Klema, 52, died unexpectedly Friday, May 9, at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in LaCrosse. 

He was born Sept. 28, 1961 in Wauzeka, the son of Michael and Edith (Zeeh) Klema. He married Michele Pitzer on June 13, 1987 at St. John’s Church in Prairie du Chien. Mick worked for DH Satellite and later taught a shop class at Wyalusing Academy in Prairie du Chien. He also taught CCD at Holy Family Parish in Prairie du Chien for the past 15 years. Mick was involved with Crawford County Restorative Justice and was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. 

Thu
08
May

Joseph F. Hartley

 

Joseph F. Hartley, 76, of Seneca passed away Wednesday, May 7 at Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital. 

He was born May 23, 1937 to Charles and Marian (Ryan) Hartley and grew up in the Iowa River Valley, rural New Albin. He attended Waukon area public schools and graduated in 1955. Joe served in the Marine Corps Reserves and then returned to Iowa to farm. He married Bernadette De Florian on April 8, 1961 at St. Charles Catholic Church, Genoa. She preceded him in death on March 16, 1994. He later married Joan Martin Sutton on Aug. 16, 1996, at St. Patricks Catholic Church in Seneca. 

Thu
08
May

Darius Joseph Wynos

 

Darius Joseph Wynos, infant son of Gary and Isis (Cornwell) Wynos was born on April 17, 2014 at Meriter Hospital in Madison. Darius passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at the University of Madison American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison. 

He is survived by his parents; a brother Gary Jason Wynos; a sister Elisia Marie Wynos; along with grandparents Bruce and Donna Cornwell and great grandmother Isabel Wall. A private family funeral service will be held graveside at the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Cemetery in Eastman, with Rev. Victor Feltes officiating. The Garrity Funeral Home of Prairie du Chien is assisting the family. 

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