Obituaries

Tue
09
Feb

David Eugene Reed

 

David Eugene Reed, 82, of Janesville, passed away Feb. 6, after a courageous battle with cancer. 

Tue
09
Feb

Arlene Mary (Laufenberg) Stoeffler

 

Arlene Mary (Laufenberg) Stoeffler, 91, of Mount Hope, passed away peacefully with family by her side Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Good Samaritan Center in Fennimore, where she had resided for nearly two years.

Through her life as a big sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Arlene always put her family and faith first. Even to her final days, she worried about missing sending a card for a birthday or anniversary, and tried to finish crocheting an afghan for a graduating grandson—continuing a tradition her mother had started many years before.

Fri
05
Feb

Eldon (Eldy) A. Thomas

 

Eldon (Eldy) A. Thomas passed away Jan. 19, surrounded by his family in St. Cloud, Minn.

Fri
05
Feb

Charles “Chuck” Evans Trotter

 

 Charles “Chuck” Evans Trotter, 73, of Harpers Ferry, Iowa passed away peacefully with his wife by his side and his family in his heart on Feb. 2, in Prairie du Chien. 

Chuck was born Jan. 30, 1943 to Clyde and Nina (Brynildson) Trotter in Chicago, Ill. At an early age, the Trotter family moved from Chicago to Maynard, Iowa to work the family farm. After graduating from West Central High School in 1961, he joined the United States Navy where he served on the USS Littlerock until he was honorably discharged in August 1965. 

Wed
03
Feb

Gerald P. “Jerry” Mezera

 

Gerald P. “Jerry” Mezera, 73, of Bridgeport passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 31, at his home surrounded by his family following a brief illness.

He was born April 1, 1942 in Prairie du Chien, the son of Clarence and Ruth (Fritsche) Mezera. Jerry was a dedicated father and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his family more than anything else. He was a devoted son, working beside his parents and caring for them. A hard working dairy farmer, he spent his entire life on the family farm. Any spare time he had, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, more often than not with one or more grandchildren by his side. 

Thu
28
Jan

Holly Eve Keyl-Jones

 

After almost a three year battle with lung cancer, our Lord and Savior decided the fight went on long enough and called our Holly home to be with Him. On Jan. 22, Holly Eve Keyl-Jones, 49, Capron, Ill. slipped away peacefully with her family by her side.

Born in Elgin, Ill. Dec. 26, 1966 to Richard and Janet Jones, Patch Grove, Holly was blessed to have Jan rarely leave her side.

Wed
27
Jan

Connie M. Sanderson

 

Connie M. Sanderson, 68, passed away on Jan. 27, in Lansing, Iowa. 

Connie was born Sept. 30, 1947 in Madison. She graduated in 1969 from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa and married Harlan on June 21 that same year. She taught French and English, including literature, composition and creative writing classes, for 27 years at South Winneshiek High School in Calmar, Iowa, before retiring with her husband in the countryside by the Mississippi River near Lynxville. 

Mon
25
Jan

Donald Frederic Steiner

 

Donald  Frederic Steiner, 87, of Fennimore, formerly of Prairie du Chien, died on Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Good Samaritan Society in Fennimore. 

Donald was born on Jan. 26, 1928 to Lawrence and Leone (Baumer) Steiner. He graduated from Prairie du Chien High School in 1946. Donald honorably served his country in the United States Army from March 1946 to September 1947. Donald was employed by the railroad, National Decorated Metal, Clinton Engines in Maquoketa, Iowa and then AY McDonalds in Dubuque until his retirement.

Thu
21
Jan

Oscar W. Peterson

 

Oscar W. Peterson, 68, of Woodman, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at his residence in Mt. Ida Township. 

Oscar was born on April 11, 1947 in Hickory Grove Township, Grant Co., the son of Otinius and Sadie Mae (Armfield) Peterson. He married Connie Wachter on Aug. 3, 1968 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Fennimore. 

Tue
19
Jan

Trinity S. and Lena K. Bartels

 

Trinity S. and Lena K. Bartels passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2016, as the result of a house fire in their home in Wauzeka. 

Trinity was born Jan. 19, 2001 in San Diego, Calif. and Lena was born Aug. 8, 2003 in Kenosha, both daughters of Adam and Rebecca (Frey) Bartels. Trinity was currently a freshman, and Lena was in the seventh grade at Wauzeka-Steuben public schools. Trinity loved to dance and both of the girls enjoyed family vacations, and they especially loved cruises. 

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