Obituaries

Mon
02
Nov

Norbert W. “Nub” Steinl

 

Norbert W. “Nub” Steinl, 79, of Bagley, died Friday, Oct. 30, at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster. 

Fri
30
Oct

Ruby B. (Shedivy) Ray

 

Ruby B. (Shedivy) Ray passed away Feb. 14, 2015 in La Vegas, Nev.

She was born Aug. 12, 1925 in Wauzeka to Frank and Bertha (Graser) Shedivy. She graduated from Seneca High School. She married Clifford Lee Ray on Feb. 23, 1946 in Prairie du Chien. They moved to Janesville in 1953. Ruby worked as a nurse at Janesville Riverview Clinic until her retirement in 1984, when she and Clifford moved to the La Vegas area.

Ruby is preceded in death by her parents; brothers Carl Shedivy, Harry Shedivy, Lawrence “Rocky” Shedivy; sister Carmen Becwar; and grandson Scott.

Fri
30
Oct

Marie Z. McNamara

 

Marie Z. McNamara, 88, of Lancaster, died on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at Grant Regional Health Center, Lancaster.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Oct. 31, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster with Reverend John Sasse officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Dubuque. Family and friends may call on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of services at the church. 

Mon
26
Oct

Irene Mezera

 

Irene Mezera, 93, of Prairie du Chien passed away Friday, Oct. 23, at the Great River Care Center in McGregor, Iowa surrounded by her family. 

She was born June 25, 1922 in Nottingham, England the daughter of James and Elsie (Hopewell) Whysall. She married Frank Mezera on May 21, 1945 at St. Patrick’s Church in Nottingham. He preceded her in death on Dec. 16, 2004. Irene worked at Campion Jesuit High School and the Ben Franklin Store in Prairie du Chien. She also worked as the bookkeeper for the family business, Mezera Heating and Air Conditioning. Irene enjoyed playing cards and games with her grandchildren, especially scrabble. She loved corresponding and traveling back to see her family in England. 

Fri
23
Oct

Dennis D. “Borgie” Bahr

 

Dennis D. “Borgie” Bahr, 64, of Waukon, Iowa, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, at his home in Waukon. 

Tue
20
Oct

Floyd L. “Frog” Wilder, Jr.

 

Floyd L. “Frog” Wilder, Jr., 61, of Mount Hope, died Tuesday, Oct. 20, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse. 

He was born on Aug. 24, 1954, in Flint, Mich., the son of Floyd L. and Nona L. (Dunnington) Wilder, Sr. Frog worked at Crossing Rivers Health, formerly Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital, for 15 years as a maintenance technician. Frog was loved by his co-workers, family and many, many friends. He will be best remembered for his eagerness to help anyone, anywhere, at any time; his playful humor, love of the outdoors and animals - wild, domestic, sautéed or fried.

Mon
19
Oct

LaVern A. Shogren

 

LaVern A. Shogren, 80, of Marquette, Iowa, died Sunday, Oct. 18, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse. 

Mon
19
Oct

Kris R. Jones

 

Kris R. Jones, 45, of Patch Grove/Dodgeville, passed away after a long illness on Oct. 16.

Kris was born on Jan. 30, 1970 to Richard and Janet (Matousek) Jones from Patch Grove. Kris graduated high school in Patch Grove. Kris spent many of his working years as a superintendent for Ryan Inc. of Janesville. He later moved to Dodgeville, and worked for Quality Liquid Feeds for a few years. Kris enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being outdoors.

Mon
19
Oct

Norma Catherine (Schoulte) Mitchell

 

Norma Catherine (Schoulte) Mitchell, 82, of Prairie du Chien, passed away on Friday, Oct. 16, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, due to complications of a stroke. 

She was born on Sept. 22, 1933 in Farmersburg Township to Oliver and Lydia (Handke) Schoulte.

She grew up on the family farm near National and this is where she developed her life-long love of plants and birds.

Thu
15
Oct

Margaret C. Lorenz

 

Margaret C. Lorenz, 100, of Lancaster, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, at Great River Care Center in McGregor, Iowa. 

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