Obituaries

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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. 

Thu
15
Oct

Judith A. Underhill

 

Judith A. Underhill, 71, of Bagley, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster. 

She was born Dec. 6, 1943, in South Dakota, the daughter of Vernon (Nitzie) Cleveland and Grace (La Vern) Dusso. Judy graduated from Beloit Memorial High School. She was united in marriage to Larry J. Underhill on Aug. 28, 1976, at the United Methodist Church in Rockton, Ill. After spending many years vacationing in Bagley, they decided to move there. Larry and Judy owned and operated the Sportsman’s Tap Tavern in Bagley. Judy enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and bird watching. She dearly loved spending time with her family.

Mon
12
Oct

Darlene Frances Proof

 

Darlene Frances Proof, 74, of Macomb and formerly of Praire du Chien, passed away Oct. 3. 

Darlene loved her family dearly and served for three years in the United States Army as Medical Corpsmen.

Mon
12
Oct

Robert H. Steele (Bob)

 

Robert H. Steele (Bob), 86, of Wauzeka, passed away peacefully on Sept. 29 at the home of his daughter in Naples, Fla., with his two daughters at his side. 

He was born May 10, 1929 in Boscobel, the oldest of eleven children born to Ernest and Kathryn (Welch) Steele. He married Nellie Riley in 1955. and is survived by their three children Shannon, Sheryl and Rodney Steele. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; one son Robert Steele; three sisters, Delores Chamberlin, Joan Poole and Kathryn (Little Sister), four brothers, John (Jack), Larry, Thomas (Kelly), Gerald (Chick) Steele, and his longtime companion Lorena Bronson. 

Mon
12
Oct

Rose A. Kalina

 

Rose A. Kalina, 81, formerly of Madison, passed away Oct. 7 after a battle with cancer. 

Tue
06
Oct

Lawrence D. “Larry” Colsch

 

Lawrence D. “Larry” Colsch, 52, of Wauzeka passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Oct. 5, at the Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien. 

He was born July 21, 1963 in Waterloo, Iowa the son of Lawrence and Ruth (Paris) Colsch. He married Leanne Groom on June 9, 1984 at the United Methodist Church in Wauzeka. Larry worked as a truck driver and enjoyed farming. He and Leanne own and operate the Main Street Bar and Grill in Eastman. 

Tue
06
Oct

Lorraine Lorretta Shulka

 

Lorraine Lorretta Shulka, 81, of Prairie du Chien passed away Sunday, Oct. 4, surrounded by her family at Agrace Hospice in Madsion. 

She was born Nov. 7, 1933 in Boscobel, the daughter of Eldon and Nellie (Ward) Wayne. She married Clarence Shulka on July 31, 1965 in Caledonia, Minn. He preceded her in death on Jan. 29, 1994. Loretta worked in nursing for the old Beaumont Hospital and later for Prairie Maison in Prairie du Chien spanning 40 years. She belonged to the Apostolic Lighthouse Church in Prairie du Chien where she taught Sunday school. 

Mon
05
Oct

Jerry (JR) Hoilien

 

Jerry (JR) Hoilien passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 30, in Key Largo, Fla.

Jerry was born in Fort Madison, Iowa on April 27, 1960 to Joyce and Jerry Hoilien. Jerry was an avid hunter and gatherer throughout the rivers and hills of Iowa and Wisconsin. He had a huge heart, great laugh and an incredible smile!

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