Obituaries

Tue
12
Aug

Patricia J. Lucey

 

Patricia J. Lucey, 72, formerly of Lancaster, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 12, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse.

Tue
12
Aug

James B. Coorough

 

James B. Coorough, 86, of Prairie du Chien passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Aug. 10, at his home. 

He was born June 24, 1928 in Prairie du Chien, the son of James and Carol (Budworth) Coorough. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He married Patricia Crowley on April 7, 1951. Jim retired from Wolf Machine Shop after working 25 years as a machinist. He was an active member of St. John’s Holy Family Parish, Hoffman Hall and the Eagles Club. 

Tue
12
Aug

Neil J. Kane, Jr.

 

Neil J. Kane, Jr., of La Crosse passed away peacefully on Aug. 7, at Gundersen Health System, La Crosse.

Neil was born on Dec. 5, 1924 in Prairie du Chien to Neil and Pearl (Canty) Kane. He was the oldest of five children and grew up in Seneca. He graduated in 1942 from Seneca High School, where he was a member of the boxing team.

Neil enlisted in the Navy in July 1944 during World War II. He watched from the deck of his ship, the USS Patroclus (ARL-19), as the Peace Treaty was signed on the USS Missouri. 

Tue
12
Aug

Gaylord Eugene Matti

 

 Gaylord Eugene Matti, 89, passed away Thursday, Aug. 7. 

Tue
12
Aug

Jerry (Jerald) O. Johnson

 

Jerry (Jerald) O. Johnson of Seneca, died Friday, Aug. 8 at University Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minn. with his family at his side. 

He was born to Robert Q. and Avis (Wheeler) Johnson on Feb. 21, 1944 in Prairie du Chien.

Tue
12
Aug

Dan McGinley

 

Dan McGinley, 71, originally from Prairie du Chien, died Aug. 9, at St. Elizabeth Hospital Hospice in Edgewood, Ky.

Dan spent most of his adult life in Alexandria, Ky., where he became actively involved in community service. He served on Alexandria City Council for seven years before being sworn in as mayor in 1999. During his 12 years as mayor, the City increased its cash reserves from $175,000 to more than $1 million; generated $4 million in grant money; and purchased its city building and its Calvin A. Perry Community Center. 

Wed
06
Aug

Helen Harriet Hendrickson

 

Helen Harriet Hendrickson, 93, of McGregor, Iowa, died Thursday, July 31, at Great River Care Center in McGregor, Iowa. 

She was born on May 31, 1921, in McGregor, Iowa, the daughter of Harry and Carolyn (Zahn) Miller. 

Wed
06
Aug

Shirley Eileen Kann

 

Shirley Eileen Kann, 86, of McGregor, Iowa, died Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Guttenberg Care Center, Guttenberg, Iowa. 

Shirley was born on the Nichols’ family farm near Giard, Iowa, on May 20, 1928, to Algie and Marie (Schaeffer) Nichols. She attended country school in the area and graduated from Monona High School. Shirley attended Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, for her teaching certificate. She taught school for three years until her marriage to Reynold Kann.

Wed
06
Aug

Sandra (Woodington) Sterling

 

Sandra Nell (Woodington) Sterling passed away on July 29, in California. 

Wed
30
Jul

Thomas (Tom) L. Bowler

 

Thomas (Tom) L. Bowler, 67, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 26, at Crossing Rivers Health Hospice in Prairie du Chien, following a courageous battle with cancer. 

Born June 10, 1947 in Marengo, Iowa, the son of George H. and Earleen (Knock) Bowler, Tom grew up in the Hiawatha/Cedar Rapids, Iowa area where he graduated from Washington High School. In his early years, he worked with his father in Bowler Construction and, later, in real estate and insurance. 

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