Obituaries

Mon
09
Feb

Donna Mae Adams

 

Donna Mae Adams, 82, of Garnavillo, Iowa, died Friday, Feb. 6, at Guttenberg Care Center. 

She was born on May 24, 1932, the daughter of Elmer and Lucille Knapp. Donna was raised in the McGregor area and received her education from the McGregor Schools. On Jan. 23, 1950, Donna was united in marriage with Stanley John Adams in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Donna was a wife, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and an aunt to many nieces and nephews. She spoke fondly of working in her father’s café “The Mallard” in McGregor during her teenage years. She also worked with her husband at “Stan’s Boat Landing” in Clayton for many years.

Fri
06
Feb

David J. Redman

 

David J. Redman, 65, of Prairie du Chien passed away in his sleep Thursday, Feb. 5, at home. 

He was born May 1, 1949 the son of Mearl and Esther (Mindham) Redman. He married Mary Ann Morgan on Aug. 3, 1968 at St John’s Church in Patch Grove. Dave was well known in the area as a beer salesman and deliveryman. He worked for Prairie Beer Distributing in Prairie du Chien for over 30 years. He was an avid hunter and belonged to the Prairie Rod and Gun Club. Dave was very proud of his recent baptism into the catholic faith and his membership at St. John’s Parish. 

Wed
04
Feb

Judy L. (Nugent) Kay

 

Judy L. (Nugent) Kay, 68, of Atlantic, Iowa, passed away Sunday, Feb. 1, at her residence in Atlantic.

Judy was born Oct. 10, 1946, in Atlantic, Iowa, to Gerald and Betty (Okerlin) Kay. She grew up in Atlantic and graduated from Atlantic High School. Judy attended Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and received her Master’s in Psychology from the University of Colorado. She was a school psychologist for the Prairie du Chien, school district for 27 years. She also was a school psychologist for the Atlantic schools for 10 years.

Wed
04
Feb

Van G. Ferguson

 

Van G. Ferguson, 61, of Richland Center, died on Monday, Feb. 2, following a nine-month struggle with cancer. 

Tue
03
Feb

Georgian P. “Cookie” Halverson

 

Georgian P. “Cookie” Halverson, 92, of Fennimore, formerly of Prairie du Chien, passed away Sunday Feb. 1, at Grant Regional Health Center Lancaster. 

She was born on March 2, 1922 in Minneapolis, Minn. to Charles and Matrona (Golvin) Vaubel. She was married on July 12, 1948, in Janesville to William E. Halverson and he preceded her in death on Oct. 28, 2012. She was a member of St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church in Prairie du Chien. 

Mon
02
Feb

James A. “Jim” Parkins

 

James A. “Jim” Parkins, 77, of Glen Haven, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 29, at Grant Regional Health Center, Lancaster, unexpectedly due to a heart attack. 

He was born on Nov. 5, 1937, in Bloomington, the son of Rollo and Pauline (Hampton) Parkins. Jim graduated from Bloomington High School in 1956. After graduation, he farmed the family farm. Jim began his own business as a carpenter and retired in 1997. On July 26, 1999, he was united in marriage to Terri Beesecker. Jim enjoyed his vegetable and flower garden and was an avid outdoorsman. He loved the Wisconsin Badgers and was a very hard worker his entire life. Jim enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and attending their activities.

Mon
02
Feb

Helen B. Meyer

 

Helen B. Meyer, 91, formerly of Prairie du Chien passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 24, in Sylvia’s Hospice House, Ocala, Fla. 

She was born to Al and Pearl (Fingold) Freeman in Chicago, Ill. She married Dave Meyer, Nov. 7, 1944. Helen was active in and volunteered with many organizations while she lived in Prairie du Chien. She moved back to her hometown of Chicago in 2000 and lived there until relocating to Ocala, Fla., in March 2014, to be closer to family. 

Fri
30
Jan

Martha Lynn “Princess” Sauer

 

Martha Lynn “Princess” Sauer, 53, died on Monday, Jan. 26, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse. 

Martha was born Oct. 31, 1961 to Charles and Ivanelle (Corlett) Sauer in McGregor, Iowa. Martha graduated from Mar-Mac High School, McGregor, Iowa in 1980. After graduation she traveled all over the United States and Germany, making friends far and wide. Martha worked at The Isle of Capri in Marquette, Iowa for many years and most recently was employed at Greene in Monona, Iowa. 

Thu
29
Jan

Esther M. Hamann

 

Esther M. Hamann, 88, of Prairie du Chien passed away in her sleep Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. 

She was born Dec. 7, 1926 in Prairie du Chien the daughter of John V. and Amelia (Berentgen) Check. She married Harold “Brownie” Hamann on Sept. 10, 1947. He preceded her in death on May 12, 2007. Esther cooked for Dunbar’s Café in Prairie du Chien and later for St. Gabriel’s School for many years. She was an active member of St. Gabriel’s and a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. 

Tue
27
Jan

Evelyn Marie Sutton

 

Evelyn Marie Sutton, 89, of Seneca Township, died Monday, Jan. 26, at Crossing Rivers Health Center, Prairie du Chien. 

She was born on May 9, 1925 to Lorenzo H. and Iona (Benhart) Sutton in Seneca Township. She attended Dean School in Seneca Township. Evelyn completed a course to be a CNA years after attending Dean School. 

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