Obituaries

Fri
02
Jan

Michael A. Miller

 

Michael A. Miller passed away Dec. 31, 2014 after a two-year battle with kidney cancer. 

He wished to be known for his deep love and affection for his wife, his family, his church family and his many friends. He was especially fond and proud of his children and grandchildren and their accomplishments. He also wished to be known for his love of history and of sailing. He believed we cannot control the wind but we can adjust our sails and lived his life accordingly.

Mon
29
Dec

Lawrence J. Schurz

 

 Lawrence J. Schurz, 89, died on Saturday afternoon Dec. 27, at his residence in Rewey. 

Lawrence was born on Jan. 9, 1925 in Prairie du Chien, the son of Roy and Nettie (Weighner) Schurz. He was united in marriage to Claris Meyer on Sept. 25, 1946. 

Mon
29
Dec

Camilla A. Lathrop

 

Camilla A. Lathrop, 80, of Boscobel passed away on Sunday, Dec. 28, at the Boscobel Care and Rehab in Boscobel. 

Mon
29
Dec

Annastasia C. Bentley

 

Annastasia C. Bentley, 88 of Westby, died Dec. 26.

Annastasia was born in Enterprise, Wis. on Dec. 25, 1926 to Henry and Barbara Seidl (Rank). In 1944 she married Ervin Bentley. They had then moved to the Chicago area in the early 1950’s and together they raised five children. They were married 63 years.

Annastasia worked at various occupations and enjoyed most being a homemaker. After Ervin retired they moved to the old Military Ridge School House near Patch Grove, which she always considered “home.”

Mon
29
Dec

Floyd A. Clark

 

A former Prairie du Chien business man Floyd A. Clark, 92, passed away Dec. 24, at the Palatka Health Care Center in Palatka, Fla.

He was born May 25, 1922, the son of David and Carrie Clark of Bagley. Floyd married Violet G. Yost on Oct. 14, 1942 in St. Louis, Mo. She preceded him in death on Jan. 1, 2014.

Mon
29
Dec

Annell M. Gratz

 

Annell M. Gratz, 70, of Patch Grove passed away Saturday, Dec. 27, at the Crossing Rivers Hospital after a brief illness. 

She was born Jan. 14, 1944 in Dubuque, Iowa the daughter of Arthur and Anna (Tittle) Pickett. She married Beauford Dilley on Dec. 10, 1962 in Dubuque and he later preceded her in death on Nov. 14, 1991. She later married Gerald Gratz on June 26, 1993. Annell retired from Rayovac in Fennimore, after 26 years of service. 

Mon
22
Dec

David Howard Clarke

 

David Howard Clarke, 67, formerly from Waukon, Iowa died peacefully at his home in Mocksville, N.C. on Dec. 14. 

Brother Clarke served in the full time ministry for forty years throughout the central United States, and parts of the South.

He is survived by his wife Mary of Mocksville; his mother Clarice Olga Balk of Eastman; a brother James of Waukon; a brother Charlie of Ferryville; and a sister Susie of Eastman.

Mon
22
Dec

Mary Lois (Meyers) Mink

 

Mary Lois (Meyers) Mink, 84, of Prairie du Chien, formerly of Patch Grove, was given her angel wings on Saturday, Dec. 20, at the Prairie Maison Nursing Home.

Mary was born on May 23, 1930 in Underwood, N. D., to Henry and Iva (Hinch) Meyers. The family moved to Beetown in 1937.

Fri
19
Dec

Kevin David May

 

Kevin David May, 38, of Janesville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital LaCrosse. 

He was born Dec. 6, 1976, in Prairie du Chien, to Patrick and Betty (Arnold) May. He was a 1995 graduate of Prairie du Chien High School.

Thu
18
Dec

Cathryn Ann Bouska Webster Vondrum

 

Cathryn Ann Bouska Webster Vondrum, 72, of Prairie du Chien passed away Wednesday, Dec. 17, at her home following an extended illness. 

She was born Sept. 19, 1942 in Prairie du Chien the daughter of Arnold and Agnes (Miller) Bouska. She attended St. John’s Grade School and later graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in Prairie du Chien in 1960. Cathy married Vern Webster in September of 1960. Vern preceded her in death in May of 2000. She later married Loren Vondrum in November of 2003. Her family and faith were very important to her. She enjoyed being with friends – coffee clutching and crafting. Cathy loved people and was loved back. 

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