Obituaries

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03
Dec

Dolores H. Zenz

 

 Dolores H. Zenz, 91, passed away Nov. 19, at the home of her son, Kelly, in Kingston, Wash. 

She was born April 21, 1923, the daughter of John “Jack” and Edith (Kellogg) Edwards. Dolores graduated salutatorian from Mt. Hope High School and attended college in Madison. She enlisted in the United States Army Women’s Air Corp where she was a court reporter. Dolores married William “Bill” Zenz on Oct. 4, 1947. She was a member of the Bloomington United Methodist Church and the Abraham Hickok Wetmore American Legion Post No. 148. Dolores enjoyed going to their cabin in Hatfield and playing cards with family and friends.

Wed
03
Dec

Raymond L. Lochner

 

 Raymond L. Lochner, 84, of Waukegan and formerly of Prairie du Chien passed away Saturday, Nov. 29. 

He was born Nov. 5, 1930 in Prairie du Chien the son of Louis and Emma (Bay) Lochner. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He married Victoria Pribyl on April 23, 1955 in Prairie du Chien. Ray worked his entire career for Orkin Pest Control throughout the Midwest. 

Wed
03
Dec

Marilyn R. Dailey

 

Marilyn R. Dailey, 77, of Lancaster and formerly of Prairie du Chien passed away Friday, Nov. 28, at Orchard Manor in Lancaster. 

She was born Aug. 16, 1937 in Platteville, the daughter of Merlin and Dorothy (Jones) Reese. She married Robert Dailey on Feb. 11, 1956. He preceded her in death on Oct. 18, 2011. Marilyn worked for Pioneer Ford in Platteville for over 19 years. 

Wed
03
Dec

Bryce Thomas Heckendorf

 

Bryce Thomas Heckendorf, 18 months, earned his superhero cape and angel wings on Wednesday, Nov. 26, after a brave and courageous yearlong battle with Krabbe Disease.

Fri
28
Nov

Carol J. Batson

 

Carol J. Batson, 80, of Prairie du Chien and formerly of Rochelle, Ill., passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Nov. 27, at her home. 

She was born June 16, 1934 in Rochelle, the daughter of Arthur and Esther (Ertmode) Woodrick. She married William Batson on April 24, 1954 in Aurora, Ill. She was an active member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Prairie du Chien and enjoyed her monthly meeting with her “Club Girlfriends.” 

Fri
28
Nov

Bernita McMillin

 

Bernita McMillin, 87, of Garnavillo, formerly of Prairie du Chien, passed away Sunday, Nov. 23, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse.

She was born on Oct. 19, 1927, in Reed Township in Clayton County Iowa to Lawrence and Amanda Werkamp.

Fri
28
Nov

Malin Henry William Schultz

 

Malin Henry William Schultz, 98, of Monona, Iowa, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, at the Great River Care Center in McGregor. 

Fri
28
Nov

Paul Albert Tamling Jr., (Paulie)

 

Paul Albert Tamling Jr., (Paulie), 50, of Cassville, and formerly of Mt. Zion, beloved father, and grandfather, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Cassville, Nov. 23. 

Fri
28
Nov

Paul W. Igou

 

Paul W. Igou, 85, of Prairie du Chien passed away Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Tomah. 

He was born July 15, 1929 in Butler, Mo. the son of Harley and Roxanna Igou. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Paul married Delores Valley on May 3, 1953 in Prairie du Chien. She preceded him in death on Feb. 4, 2010. He worked as a manager for Hiram Walker which would later become Bluegrass Cooperage. Paul was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed logging, hunting, fishing, turtle trapping and golf. Paul served as a hunter’s safety instructor for many years in the Prairie du Chien area. 

Fri
28
Nov

Donald Lawrence Mezera

 

 Donald Lawrence Mezera, 68, of Burke, Va., passed away on Nov. 15, from esophageal cancer.

He was born in Prairie du Chien on May 10, 1946, the son of the late Joseph L. Mezera and Elizabeth (Walters) Mezera. On Sept. 4, 1971, he married Linda (Roth) Mezera.

Don was a retired Major from the U.S. Army and during his officer tenure, he was stationed across the U.S. and in Germany. He also served as a combat veteran of Vietnam. He was also retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 15 years. This is one of the reasons he was not fond of dogs.

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