Obituaries

Tue
12
Jan

Herman Wachter

 

 Herman Wachter, 91, of Woodman, died on Monday evening Jan. 11, at the Fennimore Good Samaritan Society. 

Herman was born on June 2, 1924 in Midland, S. D. to Herman and Mertie (Kaiser) Wachter. He married Bernadine Freymiller on Oct. 20, 1946 in Prairie du Chien. 

Tue
12
Jan

Patti A. Harvat

 

Patti A. Harvat, 52, of Wauzeka, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 10, at Crossing Rivers Health Care in Prairie du Chien, surrounded by her family.

She was born on March 26, 1963 in Boscobel. The daughter of Dale and Bette (Ward) Curtis. She married Patrick Harvat on June 19, 1982 in Boydtown. 

Mon
11
Jan

Arnie McCullick,

 

Arnie McCullick, 81, of Prairie du Chien, formerly of Steuben, passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 8, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, surrounded by his family. 

He was born in Crawford County, on Oct. 30, 1934 to Gerald and Bertha McCullick. He was raised on farms on Haney Ridge and in Seneca Township. He married Carmen Powers in 1955; four children were born to this union. They divorced in 1986.

Mon
11
Jan

Shirley J. Luebker

 

Shirley J. Luebker, 80, passed away Thursday, Jan. 7, at the Atrium Care Center in Lancaster. 

She was born June 18, 1935 in Woodville, the daughter of Clarence and Esther (Albrightson) Engleman. Shirley graduated as valedictorian from Woodville High School in 1952. She graduated from UW-River Falls in 1957, being named in “Who’s Who In American Colleges and Universities.” At UW-River Falls, she met and married her soulmate, Gene Luebker on Feb. 11, 1956. After graduation, she and her husband taught in various school districts and eventually moved to southwest Wisconsin.

Mon
11
Jan

Ronald D. Standorf

 

Ronald D. Standorf, 76, of Dubuque, Iowa died Thursday, Jan. 7, at home surrounded by those he loved.

Fri
08
Jan

Norma L. Brown

 

Norma L. Brown, 93, of Bloomington passed away Thursday, Jan. 7, at the Prairie Maison Care Center. 

She was born Sept., 16, 1922 in Bagley, the daughter of Jesse and Iva (Gelstrup) McCollough, where she spent most of her child-hood years. She married Delbert Brown on June, 17, 1939. They lived in Bloomington, all their married life. Delbert preceded her in death on Oct. 14, 1985.

Tue
05
Jan

Benjamin Paul Santosh Combs

 

Benjamin Paul Santosh Combs was born in Satara, Maharashtra State in India on Oct. 4, 1989. He was placed in Preet Mandir orphanage by his birth mother in 1990 and she released him for adoption due to her deteriorating health. 

Benjamin arrived in the United States on April 23, 1993 and was introduced to his adoptive family. He was formally adopted into his new family on April 10, 1994. Ben lived with his family in Portland, North Dakota, Sedan, Kansas, Marshall, Missouri, Waukon, Iowa and then Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin where he graduated from high school in 2008.

Mon
04
Jan

Shirley A. Mulqueen

 

Shirley A. Mulqueen, 62, of Ferryville, passed away Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, after a brief illness. 

She was born Feb. 10, 1953 in Roseau, Minn. the daughter of Sylvester and Helen Kukowski. She married Earl Mulqueen in 2003. Shirley worked as a CNA for Prairie Maison Care Center in Prairie du Chien for the past 23 years. 

Tue
29
Dec

George H. Smrcina

 

George H. Smrcina, 83, of rural Waterville, Iowa, died Sunday, Dec. 27, at his home. 

Mon
28
Dec

Derrold Wayne Hartley

 

Derrold Wayne Hartley, 91, of Soldiers Grove, passed away Dec. 25, 2015, at Bland Bekkedal Center for Hospice Care in Viroqua after a short illness.

He was born Dec. 31, 1923, in Richland County to Lloyd and Myrle (Smith) Hartley. On June 8, 1948, he was united in marriage to Ruth Brock in Richland Center.

A life-long farmer, Derrold farmed in Richland and Crawford counties his entire 91 years. He served on many farm related board of directors. He loved his family, friends and his farm. He enjoyed a good practical joke and lunch at the Kickapoo Corners.

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