Obituaries

Fri
28
Nov

Paul W. Igou

 

Paul W. Igou, 85, of Prairie du Chien passed away Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Tomah. 

He was born July 15, 1929 in Butler, Mo. the son of Harley and Roxanna Igou. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Paul married Delores Valley on May 3, 1953 in Prairie du Chien. She preceded him in death on Feb. 4, 2010. He worked as a manager for Hiram Walker which would later become Bluegrass Cooperage. Paul was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed logging, hunting, fishing, turtle trapping and golf. Paul served as a hunter’s safety instructor for many years in the Prairie du Chien area. 

Fri
28
Nov

Donald Lawrence Mezera

 

 Donald Lawrence Mezera, 68, of Burke, Va., passed away on Nov. 15, from esophageal cancer.

He was born in Prairie du Chien on May 10, 1946, the son of the late Joseph L. Mezera and Elizabeth (Walters) Mezera. On Sept. 4, 1971, he married Linda (Roth) Mezera.

Don was a retired Major from the U.S. Army and during his officer tenure, he was stationed across the U.S. and in Germany. He also served as a combat veteran of Vietnam. He was also retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 15 years. This is one of the reasons he was not fond of dogs.

Fri
28
Nov

Thomas Sidney Mason

 

 Thomas Sidney Mason, 70, passed away on Monday, Nov. 10, in his home. 

He was born on March 2, 1944 in Prairie du Chien, the son of Nicholas and Sylva (Davis) Mason. Thomas married Patricia Parker on April 17, 1967 in Rockville, Md. 

Fri
14
Nov

William "Bill" Peter Valentine

 

 William “Bill” Peter Valentine, 86, former resident of Raton and Springer, N.M., Soldiers Grove, and Lubbock, Texas, passed away on Nov. 9, in Lubbock.

Bill was born in Raton, N.M. on Oct. 22, 1928 to Jack Valentine and Amelia Tomasi. Bill was a life-long dairy farmer, avid cowboy and a veteran of the Korean War. He also worked at the New Mexico Boys School in Springer; the Wyalusing Academy in Prairie du Chien; and with Pinkerton Security in Richland Center. He was a member of the Soldiers Grove American Legion Post 220. He will be missed for his kind heart, love of family, warm smile, and great sense of humor.

Mon
10
Nov

Mervin E. Nimbar

 

Mervin E. Nimbar, 89, formerly of Prairie du Chien passed away Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in LaCrosse. 

Mon
10
Nov

Sandra M. Greene

 

Sandra M. Greene, 72, of Seneca died Tuesday, Nov. 4, at her home after a long courageous battle with leukemia. 

Mon
10
Nov

Terry R. Cejka

 

Terry R. Cejka, 66, of Baraboo passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at St. Clare Hospice House. 

Terry, son of Robert and Betty Howell Cejka, was born Sept. 13, 1948, in Prairie du Chien. He attended three years at Campion Jesuit High School in Prairie du Chien and graduated from Prairie du Chien High School in 1966. Terry then went on to earn his Associates Degree from MATC-Madison in Electronics.

Wed
05
Nov

Roger A. Halvorson

 

Roger A. Halvorson, 80, of Marquette (formerly of Monona), Iowa, died Sunday, Nov. 2, at his home. 

Roger Allan, the son of Victory L. and Ruby E. (Jenson) Halvorson, was born Feb. 12, 1934 in Waterville, Iowa. Roger was baptized in 1934 and confirmed in 1948 at the Waterville Lutheran Church. He graduated from Waterville High School and received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Upper Iowa University.

Tue
04
Nov

Freda May McCracken

 

Freda May McCracken, 90, of McGregor, Iowa passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 3, at Crossing Rivers Health, Prairie du Chien. 

Freda was born Nov. 28, 1923 to Roy Robert and Louise Christina (Harter) Dickson in rural Decorah, Iowa. She attended Franklin Township No. 9 School and graduated from Waukon High School. She was united in marriage with Wayne McCracken on Feb. 25, 1946 in Waukon. He preceded her in death on Aug. 21, 2001. To this union four children were born, Waneta, Yvonne, Phyllis and Carrol. 

Tue
04
Nov

Virginia Rose Elvert

 

Virginia Rose Elvert, 89, of Prairie du Chien passed away Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Prairie Maison Health Care Center. 

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