Obituaries

Thu
08
May

Darius Joseph Wynos

 

Darius Joseph Wynos, infant son of Gary and Isis (Cornwell) Wynos was born on April 17, 2014 at Meriter Hospital in Madison. Darius passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at the University of Madison American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison. 

He is survived by his parents; a brother Gary Jason Wynos; a sister Elisia Marie Wynos; along with grandparents Bruce and Donna Cornwell and great grandmother Isabel Wall. A private family funeral service will be held graveside at the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Cemetery in Eastman, with Rev. Victor Feltes officiating. The Garrity Funeral Home of Prairie du Chien is assisting the family. 

Thu
08
May

Ronald E. Lang

 

Ronald E. Lang, 68, formerly of Prairie du Chien, passed away April 30, after a long illness. 

Ronnie was born on Aug. 24, 1946, the son of Bert and Bernie Lang in Hazel Green.

He had worked several jobs in Beloit and in his past time, he enjoyed fishing.

He is survived by two sisters, Karen Lang and Lynn (Ben) Markley; two brothers Ricky (Sharon) and Roger (Teri) all of Beloit, along with many nieces and nephews.

Thu
08
May

Robert "Bob" J. Cipra

 

Robert “Bob” J. Cipra, 77, passed away with his loving family by his side on Thursday, May 1. 

Thu
08
May

Naomi Gotto

 

Naomi M. Gotto, 91, passed away Friday, May 2, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home, rural Lancaster. 

Tue
29
Apr

Richard J. "Dick" Cherrier

 

Richard J. “Dick” Cherrier, 76, of Prairie du Chien passed away unexpectedly Sunday, April 27, at his home. 

He was born Oct. 24, 1937 in Prairie du Chien the son of Clarence and Anastasia (Phillip) Cherrier. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He married Jackie Selheim on Jan. 24, 1959 at St. Bernard’s Church in Madison. Dick worked as an electrician for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad which would later become the Union Pacific. He retired after over 30 years of service in 2000. Dick enjoyed working on cars and motorcycles and spending time on the Mississippi River. 

Thu
24
Apr

Joseph Balk

 Joseph B. Balk, 86, of Dodgeville, passed quietly at Siena Crest Assisted Living in Mineral Point on April 21, 2014.

He was born of Joseph and Anna Balk on May 23, 1927,  in Prairie du Chien.

Thu
24
Apr

Kathryn Evan

Kathryn M. Evans, age 93, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Sunday, December 29,  (see full obituary in Dec. 30, 2013 Courier Press).

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Gabriel’s Church of the Holy Family Parish with interment in the Calvary Cemetery both in Prairie du Chien.  Friends may call on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at the Garrity Funeral Home in Prairie du Chien from 10:30 a.m. until the time of departure for the church.  www.garrityfuneralhome.com

 
Wed
23
Apr

Orva Payne

Orva E. Payne age 80 of Prairie du Chien passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital.  She was born December 28, 1933 in Seneca, WI the daughter of William and Elnora (Tyrer) Payne.  Orva worked for many years as a waitress in Madsion, WI.  She is survived by her sisters, Elaine Gaston of Waterloo, IA, Delena Spink of Stoughton, WI and Norma (Donald) Richmond of Oregon, WI, her brothers, Wayne Payne of Livingston, WI and Stephen (Connie) Payne of Pine, CO along with many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Vilas and Arley, her sisters, Nola Jean and Lorraine, brothers in law, Donald Gaston and Louie Spink along with a sister in law Janet Payne.

Tue
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.

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