Obituaries

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. 

Tue
27
Jan

Elmer A Moon

 

Elmer A Moon, 90, of Prairie du Chien passed away Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the Nazareth Health and Rehabilitation Center in Stoughton. 

He was born June 25, 1924 in Bagley, the son of Leo and Emma (Meng) Moon. Elmer served in the US Navy during WWII. He married Eleanor Martin on April 9, 1949 in Prairie du Chien. She preceded him in death on Dec. 5, 2006 after 57 years of marriage. Elmer worked for Design Homes in Prairie du Chien for many years until his retirement. 

Mon
26
Jan

Travis W. Baughman

 

Travis W. Baughman, 45, passed away Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. 

He was born Feb. 23, 1969 in San Jose, Calif., the son of Conrad and Marian (Ivancovich) Baughman. Travis currently worked as a contractor with his father for Baughman Construction. He was a talented artist and enjoyed painting, tile work and making household items including furniture. 

Fri
23
Jan

David Alan Waterman

 

David Alan Waterman, 65 of Cedar Falls, Iowa and formerly of Denver and McGregor, Iowa, died on Wednesday, Jan. 21, at the Bickford Cottage Assisted Living.

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