Obituaries

Tue
02
Sep

Scott M. Maurer

 

Scott M. Maurer, 41, of Eastman and formerly of Bay City died unexpectedly Tuesday, Aug. 26, at his home surrounded by his family. A celebration of Scott’s life was Saturday, Aug. 30 at the Salem United Methodist Church in Eastman. The Garrity Funeral Home of Prairie du Chien assisted the family.

 
Tue
02
Sep

Dorothy Doan

 

Dorothy Doan, 84, of Prairie du Chien and formerly of Fennimore, died on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at the Fennimore Good Samaritan Society. 

Dorothy was born on June 26, 1930 in Werley, the daughter of J. Leonard and Monica (Meinertz) Fry. She married Royce Doan on July 17, 1948. 

Thu
28
Aug

Robert Gerald Karnopp

 

Robert Gerald Karnopp, 78, of Lancaster and formerly of Prairie du Chien passed away Monday, Aug. 25, at the Orchard Manor Care Center in Lancaster. 

Thu
28
Aug

Winsome "Winnie" Halverson

 

Winsome “Winnie” A. O’Brien Halverson, 68, of McGregor died on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn. from complications of a recent heart surgery.

She was born Nov. 28, 1945 in Boscobel, the daughter of Everett and Helen (Olson) O’Brien. She grew up on the family farm and worked in Human Services for Crawford County for many years. She married William Halverson on Sept. 19, 1997 in Prairie du Chien. Winnie worked at the Coaches Restaurant and Zinkle’s Piggly Wiggly in Prairie du Chien. She then managed the Alexander Hotel Café for several years. She was always active in her community and family life, and enjoyed her membership in the First Lutheran Church of McGregor. 

Thu
28
Aug

Florence Erickson

 

Florence C. Erickson, 86, of Prairie du Chien passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Prairie Maison Health Center. 

She was born March 1, 1928 the daughter of Francis and Orella (Cox) Layde. She married Gayhart “Bart” Erickson on June 19, 1948 at the St. Gabriel’s Church in Prairie du Chien. Florence spent her career as the Crawford County Register of Deeds until her retirement. She was an active member of St. Gabriel’s Holy Family Parish and truly enjoyed her trips to Lady Luck in McGregor. 

Tue
19
Aug

Reverand Gerald L. Robertson

 

The Reverend Gerald L. Robertson, 78, was promoted to glory with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Monday, Aug. 18, at the Crossing Rivers Hospital in Prairie du Chien after a battle with pancreatic cancer. 

Mon
18
Aug

Anthony Konichek

 

Anthony F. Konichek, 82, of West Salem and formerly of Prairie du Chien passed away Thursday, Aug. 14 after an extended illness. Funeral services were Monday, Aug. 18, at the Garrity Funeral Home Chapel; burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery both in Prairie du Chien. 

 
Tue
12
Aug

Patricia J. Lucey

 

Patricia J. Lucey, 72, formerly of Lancaster, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 12, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse.

Tue
12
Aug

James B. Coorough

 

James B. Coorough, 86, of Prairie du Chien passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Aug. 10, at his home. 

He was born June 24, 1928 in Prairie du Chien, the son of James and Carol (Budworth) Coorough. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He married Patricia Crowley on April 7, 1951. Jim retired from Wolf Machine Shop after working 25 years as a machinist. He was an active member of St. John’s Holy Family Parish, Hoffman Hall and the Eagles Club. 

Tue
12
Aug

Neil J. Kane, Jr.

 

Neil J. Kane, Jr., of La Crosse passed away peacefully on Aug. 7, at Gundersen Health System, La Crosse.

Neil was born on Dec. 5, 1924 in Prairie du Chien to Neil and Pearl (Canty) Kane. He was the oldest of five children and grew up in Seneca. He graduated in 1942 from Seneca High School, where he was a member of the boxing team.

Neil enlisted in the Navy in July 1944 during World War II. He watched from the deck of his ship, the USS Patroclus (ARL-19), as the Peace Treaty was signed on the USS Missouri. 

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