Obituaries

Tue
23
Sep

Linda Schulkamp

 

Linda Schulkamp, 64, former owner/operator of the Valley View Inn and West Grant High School board member, has passed away. 

Linda and her family were residents of Grant County for many years and met wonderful customers at the Valley View Inn who became friends. Linda employed many West Grant students and taught them about work ethic and success. 

Linda is survived by her husband, Dan; her children, David and Darcie; and her grandchildren, Isaiah and Hayden.

Tue
23
Sep

Jenny Jeanne (Conlon) Manning

 

Jenny Jeanne (Conlon) Manning, 51, of Harpers Ferry, Iowa died peacefully with her family at her side on Sunday, Sept. 21, at her home. 

She was born on Nov. 23, 1962 to Rodger and Ann (Koenig) Conlon in Dubuque, Iowa. Jenny graduated from Wahlert High School in Dubuque, Iowa. She also attended Capri College for Cosmetology and graduated from Loras College in Dubuque, with a business degree. Jenny settled in McGregor, and worked as a cosmetologist in her own shop, “Jenny’s Shear Magic,” where she enjoyed her elderly clientele and the surrounding community.

Fri
19
Sep

Floyd F. Lemke

 

Floyd F. Lemke, 91, of Prairie du Chien and formerly of Racine, passed away Friday, Sept. 19, at the Prairie Maison Care Center in Prairie du Chien. 

He was born Dec. 23, 1922 in Kenosha, the son of Frederick and Nellie (Woodward) Lemke. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII. He married Lois Sheffer on Nov. 12, 1949 at Christ Methodist Church in Racine. Floyd worked as an engineer for Dynamatic Corporation in Racine for many years until his retirement. He was known as a great “handyman” among family and friends and was an avid fisherman. 

Fri
19
Sep

Allen LeRoy Koecke

 

Allen LeRoy Koecke, 88, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 10. 

He was born on May 14, 1926, in Prairie du Chien. Allen was united in marriage to Loretta Barrette. She preceded him in death. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps proudly serving towards the end of World War II. Allen worked at various grocery stores and was a very loyal member of the Teamsters Union. He enjoyed traveling, exploring Europe and Alaska but truly treasured most the times spent at their summer lakeside home on Winter Lake. 

Fri
19
Sep

Ronald Paul Martin

 

Ronald Paul Martin, 68, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sept. 17 after a courageous battle with cancer. 

Ron was born Christmas day, 1945, in Prairie du Chien to Paul and Cleo (Groom) Martin. 

Ron leaves behind is wife, Ana; daughter Terri; sons Steven (Jenny) and David (Katie); grandsons Braylon and Jacob; and siblings Frank (Sue), Terri (Rich) Messling, Linda Messling, Mike (Deb). He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Rita and brother Steve. 

Fri
19
Sep

Francesca Elise Brown Santoro

 

On Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 3:01 p.m. our beloved Francesca Elise Brown Santoro was stillborn and left this world at 36 weeks of pregnancy. The Sunday prior, her heart stopped beating for no known reason and she was born a beautiful, perfect angel at 5 lb 14 oz, and 18 inches long. We were blessed to be able to give her the natural birth we had envisioned for her- it was peaceful and silent. 

Thu
18
Sep

Phyllis M. Gokey

 

Phyllis M. Gokey, 88, of Prairie du Chien passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at her home. 

Tue
16
Sep

Ann Forbes

 

Ann Forbes, 87, of Manawa, went to her heavenly home on Tuesday, Sept. 2, at Bethany Home in Waupaca. 

Mon
15
Sep

MaryEllen Klein

 

MaryEllen Klein, 65, passed away peacefully at Gundersen Lutheran Memorial Hospital on Saturday, Sept. 6, after a courageous battle with cancer. 

She was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Nov. 18, 1948. A Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22, at Eastman Salem United Methodist Church. Luncheon to follow. 110 South Main Street. Eastman, WI. 54626.

Mon
15
Sep

Mary Ann Glesne

 

Mary Ann Glesne, 86, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and dear friend to many passed away Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Unity Point St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. 

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