Obituaries

Thu
29
May

John R. Kernan

 

John R. Kernan, 97, of Cambridge, Minn. passed away Sunday, May 25, at Grace Pointe Living in Cambridge, Minn. 

He was born July 18, 1916 the son of James and Mary (Shields) Kernan. He married Iona Coorough on May 3, 1943 at St. Gabriel’s Church in Prairie du Chien. She preceded him in death on Oct. 21, 2002. 

Thu
29
May

Avis J. Connell

 

Avis J. Connell, 98, of Marquette, died Friday, May 23, at the Great River Care Center in McGregor. 

Avis Jean, the daughter of Alvin and Alvina (Gossman) Breitsprecher, was born Aug. 5, 1915 in Elkader. Avis moved with her parents to Luana, in 1921. She graduated from Luana High School. Avis was united in marriage with Gerald Francis Connell on Jan. 4, 1939. To this union two children were born. She and Gerald moved to Marquette, and lived there for many years. Avis went to work for the U.S. Post Office in Marquette in 1955 and retired in 1975.

Wed
21
May

Raymond "Junior" William Shulka, Jr.

 

 Raymond “Junior” William Shulka, Jr., 67, of Prairie du Chien, died Sunday, May 18, at Gundersen Health Systems in La Crosse. 

He was born on Jan. 26, 1947 to Raymond Fred and Irene Helen (Horstman) Shulka in Guttenberg, Iowa where he also attended school.

Junior enlisted into the United States Army on Oct. 17, 1964. He was a missile mechanic during his service time. He was honorably discharged in 1967. Junior was married to Barbara Uher on Sept. 5, 1969; to this union two children were born, Laura and Travis. They later divorced.

Tue
20
May

Edith M. "Sis" Jelinek

 

Edith M. “Sis” Jelinek, 81, of Prairie du Chien passed away peacefully Sunday, May 18, at the Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, surrounded by her family after a sudden illness. 

She was born Sept. 18, 1932 the daughter of Rudy and Edith (Dubel) Konichek. She married Larry Jelinek Sr. on Sept. 21, 1950. She and her husband farmed for many years and Sis also worked at Walmart retiring after 25 years. She was a longtime member of the Cliffhangers Snowmobile Club and was an avid gardener. Sis was an excellent cook and a loving grandmother and great grandmother. 

Tue
20
May

Tonya R. Dutka

 

Tonya R. Dutka died unexpectedly Sunday, May 18, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital in Guttenberg, Iowa. 

She was born Feb. 28, 1968 in Prairie du Chien, the daughter of Tom and Marilyn (Lipke) Yonke. She married Floyd Kevin Dutka on March 24, 1990 in Garnavillo. She worked as a home health provider for Lori Knapp Inc. in Prairie du Chien. Tonya loved crafts, crocheting and caring for her pets. She was a member of Plagmans Antique Association. 

Tue
20
May

Betty J. Hackett

 

Betty J. Hackett, 87, of rural Boscobel, passed away Sunday, May 18, at Boscobel Care and Rehab. 

She was born Dec. 29, 1926 in Augusta to Carl and Jo Marie (McBroom) Lambrecht. She was married June 3, 1950 in Eau Claire to Allen Hackett. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. 

Fri
16
May

Brady Ray Jacobs

 

Brady Ray Jacobs, 23 days, died on Wednesday,  May 14, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester, Minn. due to complications from a hypo plastic left ventricle. Brady was born on April 21, 2014, in Rochester, Minn., the son of Dwayne and Elizabeth (Moore) Jacobs of Boscobel.

Brady is survived by his parents; brother Sam at home; step-sister Angel Jacobs of Boscobel; maternal grandparents Chris and Rita Moore of Fennimore; paternal grandmother Jane Jacobs of Prairie du Chien; uncles Christopher Moore of Fennimore, Charles Moore of Fennimore, Scott (Evelyn) Jacobs of Prairie du Chien, Leroy Jacobs of Boscobel, and Willie Jacobs of Sextonville, as well as many special nieces and nephews. 

Thu
15
May

Jerry Foley

 

Jerry Foley, 69, of Prairie du Chien passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, May 13, at his home. 

He was born Aug. 13, 1944 on the family farm, the son of Thomas and Vermilda (Meyers) Foley. He married Chris Seeley on July 10, 1963. Jerry retired from John Deere in Dubuque, Iowa after 30 years of service at the age of 49. Following his retirement he volunteered at the Bargain Boutique and worked at Johnson’s One Stop and Design Homes. His love for his family was his greatest gift. Jerry was always willing to lend a hand even sharing his donuts. Grilling out was his passion. 

Tue
13
May

Francis L. Neises

 

Francis L. Neises, 84, of Monroe, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 5, at Azura Memory Care.

A Memorial Mass will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 24, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Glen Haven, Wisconsin.

Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family.

Tue
13
May

Tom Haines

 

Tom Haines, 74, Gillette Wy., formerly of the Eastman area, passed away May 10 at his home surrounded by his family after a battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be Saturday, May 17 at Elks Lodge in Gillette Wy.

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