Obituaries

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Tue
20
Sep

Sandra K. “Sandy” Baughman

Sandra K. “Sandy” Baughman, age 73, of Harpers Ferry, Iowa, passed away Monday, Sept. 19, at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center following a four year battle with multiple myeloma. 

She was born Sept. 23, 1942, in Glendale, Calif., the daughter of Henry and Juanita (Williams) Burchfield. 

She married Conrad Baughman on Sept. 2, 1972. Sandy worked at the Metro Theater, Specht’s IGA, J & L Office Equipment and for many years at the Peoples State Bank in Prairie du Chien. She enjoyed bowling and loved to dance. 

Mon
19
Sep

Robert R. DeMuth

 

Robert R. DeMuth, 93, of Dubuque, passed away Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, at home, surrounded by his loving family.

Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Nativity Catholic Church, Dubuque. Friends may greet the family 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 3860 Asbury Rd., Dubuque, where   complete arrangements are pending.

Mon
19
Sep

Fr. John W. Wambach, S.J.

 

Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of our brother Fr. John W. Wambach, S.J., who was called to eternal life on Sept. 15. Jack died at St. Camillus, in Wauwatosa. He was eighty-two years old, a Jesuit for sixty-five years, and a priest for fifty-two years.

Thu
15
Sep

Freda M.E. Reynolds

 

Freda M.E. Reynolds, age 90, of Richland Center, formerly of Boscobel, died on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Harvest Guest House, in Richland Center.

She was born on April 15, 1926, at Halls Branch, Crawford County, to Joseph and Freda (Adams) Zajicek. She attended school at Reynolds country school, where her future husband William Reynolds also taught school. She graduated from Boscobel High School. She was married on Feb. 6, 1948, at the Methodist Church in Boscobel to William Reynolds, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 1, 2004.

Wed
14
Sep

Dorothy Lucille Kasparek

 

Dorothy Lucille Kasparek, 97, of Prairie du Chien, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Bluff Haven, Prairie du Chien. 

She was born May 16, 1919 on a farm near Luana, Iowa. She was the daughter of Frank and Leta (Rennpage) Nagel. When Dorothy was still very young, her family moved from Iowa to Wisconsin, settling on a farm on Dutch Ridge in Crawford County.

Tue
06
Sep

Gilbert E. “Gib” Weber

 

Gilbert E. “Gib” Weber, 86, of Glen Haven passed away Thursday, Sept. 1, at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in LaCrosse, after an extended illness. Gib was surrounded by his wife and family at the time of his passing. 

He was born Feb. 24, 1930 in Bloomington, the son of Anton and Frances (Wegmann) Weber. He married Phyllis Wright on June 12, 1950 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bloomington. Together he and his wife farmed near Beetown. Gib served on the Beetown Town Board and as a chairman for many years. Gib enjoyed family gatherings, playing cards and deer hunting. 

Tue
06
Sep

Paul Philip Jackley

 

Paul Philip Jackley, 89, of Bagley passed away on Sunday, Sept. 4, at his home following an extended illness. 

Tue
06
Sep

Beba B. Cecka

 

Beba B. Cecka, 93, of Prairie du Chien passed away Sunday, Sept. 4, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Appleton.

She was born May 31, 1923 in Richland Center, the daughter of William and Leona (Hillesheim) Durnford. She married William “Tony” Cecka on May 13, 1944. He preceded her in death on May 31, 1997. Beba worked as a beautician in Madison and later assisted her husband in operating the family business, Tony’s Grill in Prairie du Chien, for many years. She was an active member of St. John’s Church in Prairie du Chien. 

Tue
06
Sep

Mary Janell Becwar

 

Mary Janell Becwar, 94, of Prairie du Chien passed away Sunday, Sept. 4, at the Crossing Rivers Hospital in Prairie du Chien. 

She was born April 17, 1922 in Prairie du Chien the daughter of George and Josephine (Mezera) Wachuta. She married Albert Becwar on Nov. 21, 1945 at St. Gabriel’s church in Prairie du Chien. He preceded her in death on March 18, 2005. Janell worked in the kitchen at the Memorial Hospital in Prairie du Chien for 17 years. She belonged to the Irish Ridge Homemakers Club and was an active member of St. Gabriel’s Parish. Janell loved everybody and was considered a special “grandma” to many. She enjoyed playing games and cards especially with her monthly card club. 

Mon
29
Aug

Leila M. Messerli

 

Leila M. Messerli, 72, of Prairie du Chien passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Aug. 27, at Select Specialty Hospital in Madison. 

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