Obituaries

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22
Apr

James Wager

James R. Wagar, age 46, of Beetown, passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Grant Regional Health Center, Lancaster.

Tue
22
Apr

James Reising

James Eugene Reising, 83, of Wauzeka, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at the Prairie Maison Healthcare Center in Prairie du Chien.

He was born April 22, 1930 the son of Eugene and Francis (Fitzmaurice) Reising. James started as a first generation farmer in Harvard, Ill., later moving to Wauzeka to continue farming in 1973. James was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed spending his winters in Florida after retiring and loved golfing and his John Deere tractors. He married Dorothy Weidner in Harvard, Ill., on Sept. 5, 1953. She preceded him in death on May 9, 1987.

Tue
22
Apr

Theresa Marso

Theresa Marie Marso, born Aug. 5, 1940, in Prairie du Chien, died peacefully on Tuesday, April 1, at her home in Ocala, Fla., as a result of ALS/Lou Gehrig’s disease. 

She was the daughter of Vencil G. and Mildred M. (Mara) Forst.

She graduated from Prairie du Chien High School in 1958. Theresa worked at National Decorated Metal, in Prairie du Chien, after graduation.

Tue
22
Apr

John Wolfram

John J. Wolfram, age 78, of Prairie du Chien, died unexpectedly Wednesday, April 16, at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital.

John was born Nov. 19, 1935, in Warren, Ill., the son of Cletus and Florence (Murray) Wolfram. He married Glenda Bennett on June 1, 1957, in Shullsburg. 

He is survived by his wife of nearly 57 years, Glenda Wolfram of Prairie du Chien, his daughter Deborah (Dean) Eckhoff, of Oxford, Ohio; his sons, Steven (Karen) Wolfram of Menomonee Falls, and Daniel (Patcharee) Wolfram, of Bangkok, Thailand; his sister Marge (John) Thornton, of Marshfield; along with six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Tue
22
Apr

Christine West

Christine “Chrisy” West, age 46, died April 11, in Hermitage, Tenn.

Christine was born February 26, 1986, to Ronald and Diane Lawrence of Eastman. 

She is survived by her husband Jeff West, her parents, Ron and Diane Lawrence, of Eastman; her sister Lea Discher, of Janesville; children Trevor Lornson-Korrie West, Amber Lornson and Alec Lornson.

Services were held Friday, April 18. There will be a memorial service held in Eastman at a later date.

Tue
22
Apr

Robert Kiesau

Robert Paul Henry Kiesau, 76, Monona, Iowa, died Sunday, April 13, at Gundersen Lutheran Health Systems, La Crosse.

Bob was born on July 5, 1937, in Monona, Iowa, to Paul and Mary (Nagel) Kiesau and was raised by his maternal grandparents, Elba and Nellie (Land) Nagel. He graduated from Monona-Farmersburg High School with the class of 1955. Following high school, Bob attended Barber College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and was then employed at the Rose Barbershop in Monona. 

Tue
22
Apr

Mary Beth Hobart

Mary Beth (Gilster) Hobart died on May 9, 2013. 

She was proceeded in death by her mother, Margaret Loudermilk; her brother, Scott Gilster; and her grandparents, Margaret and Floyd Luce, and Alvin and Thalia Gilster.

She is survived by her sister Peggy Gilster, of Glenwood, Iowa; her brother, Paul Gilster, of Prairie du Chien; a nephew, Jesse Fuller, of Dubuque, Iowa; her father Elvie Gilster, of McGregor, Iowa; many friends and her devoted Siamese cat, Dante.

Tue
22
Apr

Bruce Brandt

Bruce G. Brandt, age 59, of Des Moines, Iowa, died at his home on April 13.

He was born Feb. 16, 1955, in St. Paul, Minn., to Dorothy and Quentin Brandt. He graduated from Prairie du Chien High School in 1973, and later earned a Bachelors degree from the University of Minnesota. He was married to Beth Drees in 1983, and they built their life in Iowa, first in Clarion, for four years, and then in Des Moines.

Bruce was a longtime administrative assistant to the Iowa House Republican leadership. He also had an encyclopedic knowledge of all kinds of music, was an enthuasiatic cook, and a master of crossword puzzles.

Tue
22
Apr

Una Black

Una Mae “Sissy” Black, age 44, of Prairie du Chien, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, April 15, at her home.

She was born Dec. 13, 1969, in Beloit, the daughter of Homer and Nancy (Darby) Black. She was recently employed at Prairie Industries and The Dollar Tree in Prairie du Chien. 

Mon
14
Apr

Judith Louise "Judy" Isen

 

Judith Louise “Judy” Isen, 76, of Lynxville, passed away Friday, April 11, at her home. 

She was born in Racine, on Feb. 17, 1938 to Leroy and Catherine (nee: Rieter) Cramer. She attended Holy Name Grade School and St. Catherine’s High School. In 1960, she married Daniel L. Vertz and they had five children. Judy was employed at Ametek-Lamb Electric for 30 years. It was at Ametek that she met Allen F. Isen and they were wed on Aug. 31, 1990. In 2002, Judy and Al moved permanently to Lynxville, and Judy became a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Parish in Seneca.

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