Obituaries

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.

Mon
14
Apr

Margaret V. "Vi" Atkins

 

Margaret V. “Vi” Atkins passed away Sunday, April 13, at the Prairie Maison Healthcare Center in Prairie du Chien. 

She was born Oct. 20, 1919 the daughter of Fred and Viola (Gremore) Berger. She worked as a clerk for Gambles. She married Floyd Atkins on April 16, 1941. He preceded her in death July 19, 1981. She worked in the laboratory for Burgess Cellulose and later as a bookkeeper for Steiner Brothers Construction. Vi then began working at 3M Company and retired after 20 years service. She was an active member at St. Gabriel’s, an avid golfer and loved traveling and playing cards.

Mon
14
Apr

Roger Osterhaus

 

Roger P. Osterhaus, 85, of Bloomington, WI went home to our Lord on April 11. 

He was born March 16, 1929 to Joseph and Rose (Wegmann) Osterhaus. Roger had a long career in farm implement sales and service. He was co-owner and operator of Farmers Implement Company of Bloomington. Though his career was in the implement dealership, his true love, besides his family, was farming. He continued to enjoy farming after his retirement until a couple of years ago. He was a member of the board of directors for Peoples State Bank for over 25 years. Roger was also a member of the Knights of Columbus for over 50 years.

Tue
08
Apr

June Gleich

 

June Gleich, a resident of Lexington, S.C., died Jan. 6, in Lexington. 

She was born in Prairie du Chien on June 19, 1921, to Lawrence and Olga (Potratz) Kieser. 

A graveside service, with military honors, will be held at Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday, April 29, at 9 a.m. A memorial service will follow at Faith Lutheran Church, 3313 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.johnmtaylorfuneralhome.com, where a full obituary on Mrs. Gleich can be found.

Mon
07
Apr

Rita Lester

 

Rita Lester of Prairie du Chien passed away Saturday April 5, at the Prairie Maison Healthcare Center. 

Mon
07
Apr

Jeanne Novey

 

Jeanne M. Novey, 87, of Prairie du Chien passed away Friday, April 4, at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital. 

She was born April 3, 1927 in Prairie du Chien the daughter of Clarence and Wilhelmina (Campbell) Welsch. She married Edward Novey on Nov. 30, 1946 at St. John’s Church in Prairie du Chien. He preceded her in death on June 11, 1990. Jeanne was devoted to her family and over the years enjoyed hosting many holidays and family events. Jeanne loved playing cards, fishing and was an avid Wisconsin Badger, Green Bay Packer and Tiger Woods fan.

Fri
04
Apr

Bernice Theresa Schaefers

 

Bernice Theresa Schaefers, 79, of Monona, Iowa died Thursday, April 3, at the Great River Care Center, McGregor, Iowa. 

She was born on April 15, 1934 to Casper and Mary (Lucher) Schaefers in Clayton, Iowa. Bernice was baptized and confirmed at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Garnavillo. She attended St. Joseph Catholic School in Garnavillo, Iowa.

Fri
04
Apr

Reed F. Lestina

 

Reed F. Lestina, 70, of Muscoda and formerly of Prairie du Chien passed away unexpectedly Friday, April 4, at the Richland Hospital in Richland Center. 

He was born March 10, 1944 in Giard, Iowa, the son of Floyd and Alma (Cunningham) Lestina. He married Carol “Sue” Cejka in Monona, Iowa in 1976 and she preceded him in death in 2007. Reed worked as a logger and was an avid fisherman. He enjoyed his CB Radio where he was known as the “Iowa Bullfrog.” 

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