Obituaries

Mon
25
Apr

Douglas August Dahlin Jr.

 

Douglas August Dahlin Jr., 80, of Soldiers Grove, died April 20, at Sannes Skogdalen, in Soldiers Grove. 

Douglas was born July 7, 1935 to Douglas, Sr. and Grace (Bolman) Dahlin in Max, N. D. He graduated from high school in Max, N. D. and the University of North Dakota at Minot where he earned his degree in business and finance.

Douglas was united in marriage with Arlene Bredahl in 1960. They later divorced. In 1987 he was united in marriage with Lois Ahrens in Prairie du Chien. 

Mon
18
Apr

John Raymond Koresh

 

John Raymond Koresh, 68, of Elkader, died suddenly Saturday, April 16, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader. 

John was born on April 4, 1948, to John and Arlene (Stagman) Koresh in Prairie du Chien. He graduated from Prairie du Chien High School in 1967. John worked for 3M in Prairie du Chien for 34 years, he retired in 2002. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, camping, fishing, hunting and watching westerns. Most of all, John enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Mon
18
Apr

Jo Ann Hermsen

 

Jo Ann Hermsen, 64, of Woodstock, Ga., passed away Thursday, April 14, in Woodstock. 

She was born April 16, 1951 in Prairie du Chien, the daughter of Ivan and Gloria Schmidt. She married Philip Hermsen on Dec. 16, 1972 at St. John’s church in Patch Grove. She was a member of the Auburn Civitan Club, a non-profit organization that works with children with disabilities, in Auburn, Ala. for many years where she also served as treasurer during that time. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Auburn. In her spare time, she enjoyed working on home projects, re-modeling homes, and helping others.

Thu
14
Apr

James Leland De Long

 

James Leland De Long, 71, of Trempealeau, and formerly of Stoddard, passed away on Tuesday, April 12, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse. 

Jim was born in Allamakee County, Iowa on July 20, 1944 to Leland and Theadora (Ferring) De Long. He was joined in marriage to Linda Kastroll on May 25, 1968, at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, Calif. 

Thu
14
Apr

William L. “Bill” Rice

 

William L. “Bill” Rice, 70, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Wednesday, April 13, at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center due to a sudden illness. 

Thu
14
Apr

Edward Prew

 

Edward Prew, 72, of McGregor, Iowa passed away Tuesday, April 12, at the Prairie Maison Care Center. 

He was born July 1, 1943 in Eastman, the son of Paul and Laurayne (Phillip) Prew. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War in bridge construction and as a demolition expert. He married Christine Preston on Feb. 24, 1968 at St. Gabriel’s Church in Prairie du Chien. He worked for Stark’s Sport Shop and built silos with Jones Construction. Ed later farmed in the Prairie du Chien area. Chris and Ed then owned and operated a cleaning service in Prairie du Chien for several years. Chris preceded him in death on Sept. 10, 2015.

Wed
13
Apr

Randi Louise Harris

 

Randi Louise Harris, 65 of Postville, died Monday, April 11, at Mercy Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa after a brief illness. 

Randi was born on Feb. 2, 1951 to Leo Roger and Lillian Irene (Monson) Harris in Postville. She graduated from Postville High school, attended the University of Northern Iowa and received her nursing degree at Northeast Iowa Community College in Calmar, Iowa.

Tue
12
Apr

Antoinette Marie “Toni” Otto (Panka)

 

Antoinette Marie “Toni” Otto (Panka), 94, of Sun City West, Ariz. passed away, Friday, April 1, in the comfort of her home.

Toni, daughter of Peter and Antoinette (Schoeffer) Panka was born on March 23, 1922, raised, and attended school in Prairie du Chien and graduated from College of Saint Teresa with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Tue
12
Apr

Deborah J. Brown

 

Deborah J. Brown, 63, of Prairie du Chien passed away Monday, April 11, at her home following an extended illness. 

She was born Aug. 18, 1952 in La Crosse, the daughter of Charles and Ruby (Anderson) Knudson. She married Ricky Brown on July 2, 1991 in South Tahoe City, Calif. Debbie worked as a medical transcriptionist for healthcare facilities in Oklahoma City, Davenport, LaCrosse, Prairie du Chien and Chippewa Falls. She enjoyed traveling and making her home in the country. She was a pet lover, especially her cats. 

Mon
11
Apr

Shirley M. Greene

 

Shirley M. Greene, 80, of Janesville, died Sunday, April 10, at Huntington Place. 

She was born on Nov. 29, 1935 in Eastman, the daughter of John and Carrie (Stluka) Osthoff. Shirley enjoyed playing the coronet in the band at Seneca High School, from which she graduated in 1953. She was employed at GMAD, retiring in 2003. After her retirement, she enjoyed spending many happy times with her grandchildren. 

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