Obituaries

Mon
18
Jul

Michael Edward Graap

 

 

 Michael Edward Graap died July 15, in Jacksonville, Fla. after a long battle with cancer.

Mike was born April 22, 1938 in Prairie du Chien to Julius and Grace (Millin) Graap. After serving 30 years in the U.S. Navy, he retired in Jacksonville.

He was preceded in death by his father and his wife, Irma.

Fri
15
Jul

Vera Burkhalter

 

Vera Burkhalter, 93, of Prairie du Chien, died Thursday, July 14, at Prairie Maison, Prairie du Chien. 

Vera Mae was born to Clarence and Bertha (Nelson) Gibson on Dec. 12, 1922 in Selma, Iowa. 

Fri
15
Jul

JoAnn Blodgett

 

JoAnn Blodgett, 81, of Stoughton, formerly of Prairie du Chien, passed away on Wednesday, July 13, at her home. 

Mon
11
Jul

Delrosa C. (Crowley) Bruns,

 

Delrosa C. (Crowley) Bruns, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 8, in La Crosse. 

Mon
11
Jul

Roger Lee Bernhard

 

Roger Lee Bernhard died after a long illness, in Rawlins Wyo., were he had traveled to attend the wedding of his youngest granddaughter. 

Roger married Janet (Kluesner) on Oct. 27, 1989 in McGregor Iowa, and they made their home on the farm east of Monona.

Roger was a veteran of the U. S. Army and served in Korea from 1957 thru 1959. After serving his country, he returned to Iowa. Roger worked at Collins Radio in Cedar Rapids for a while before returning to his real love of farming. He also worked at Norplex in Postville, Iowa for a period of time. 

Thu
07
Jul

Frieda Charlene Harris

 

Frieda Charlene Harris, 79, of Prairie du Chien, died Sunday, July 3, at Gundersen Health Systems, La Crosse. 

Frieda Charlene Armbrust was born to Charles and Uenice (Maah) Armbrust on Sept. 27, 1936. She attended high school in Galena, Ill. Frieda was united in marriage with Monroe Lewis Harris on Jan. 18, 1953 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Dubuque, Iowa, they later divorced.

Tue
05
Jul

Larry John “Whitey” Lessard

 

With his family’s love surrounding him, Larry John “Whitey” Lessard, 66, of Horicon, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 1, at Carson Tahoe Continuing Care Hospital in Carson City, Nev. 

Tue
05
Jul

Beverly D. Wallin

 

Beverly D. Wallin, 86, of Lancaster, passed away on Monday, July 4, with her loving family by her side. 

Tue
05
Jul

Fredric George Huebsch, Jr.

 

Prairie du Chien and its neighboring communities lost a long-time servant and leader when Fredric George Huebsch, Jr. passed away on Saturday, July 2, at the age of 85. Fred had lost his wife of nearly 58 years, Barbara, just 26 days earlier.

Fred was born in McGregor, Iowa on Oct. 1, 1930. At the age of nine he started helping out at his father’s McGregor car dealership, sweeping the floors and washing cars. After graduating from McGregor High School he attended the University of Iowa, where he earned a degree in business.

Tue
05
Jul

Mrs. Sandi Stewart

 

Mrs. Sandi Stewart passed away June 29, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. 

When she was able, Sandi loved to cook for her family. Every holiday she enjoyed preparing large meals for anyone that came to visit. Yummy treats was her favorite thing to make for her precious grandchildren. Giving them a true sugar high and then sending them home. Always known to have a full coffee cup in her hand no matter what she was doing. A dedicated Facebook fan, she was able to stay in touch with her home town of Prairie du Chien. Sandi treasured all her friends. 

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