Obituaries

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Tue
04
Oct

Herbert “Herb” Joseph Schneider

 

Herbert “Herb” Joseph Schneider, 87 of rural Prairie du Chien, beloved husband of Helen (Lenzendorf) for 61 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by the ones he laughed with, lived for, and loved on Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Prairie Mason Nursing Facility. 

Herb was born on Sept. 19, 1929, the third son to his parents Anthony Magdalena Schneider who resided near Bloomington, on the farm they were renting at the time of his birth. He was baptized, made his first communion, and was confirmed at St Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Eastman. As a young child he attended Hazen Country School and graduated from Wauzeka High School  where he enjoyed athletics and participated in baseball and basketball. 

Mon
03
Oct

John T. “Jack” Syvrud

 

John T. “Jack” Syvrud, age 81, of Cottage Grove, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Sept. 30. 

He was born on April 25, 1935, in Monroe, the son of John “Ted” and Margie Syvrud. Jack graduated from Shullsburg High School in 1955. He moved to Madison in 1961, where he worked for Madison Metro for 30 years. 

Fri
30
Sep

Joni Kay Welke

 

Joni Kay Welke, age 45, of Chippewa Falls died Tuesday, Sept. 27, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn. 

She was born on July 22, 1971, in Prairie du Chien, to Jon and Carol (Nelson) Burlingame. She grew up there and graduated from Prairie du Chien Senior High School in 1989. 

Fri
30
Sep

Garry Michael Berger

 

Garry Michael Berger, 59, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 in La Crosse, surrounded by his children in prayer and worship. 

He was born Thursday, June 21, 1957 to Charles and Mary (Richter) Berger in St. Charles, Ill.

Fri
30
Sep

Constance Lee Wagner

 

Constance Lee Wagner, 68, of Jacksonville, Ark., formerly of Prairie du Chien, passed away Sept. 22, at her home following a brief battle with cancer. 

She was born Nov. 13, 1947, the second oldest of five children to Merrill and Wanda (Thompson) Rutter.

Thu
29
Sep

Julie K. Bruegmann

 

Julie K. Bruegmann, age 52, of Wauzeka, passed away suddenly on Monday, Sept. 26, at Gundersen-Boscobel area Hospital.

Julie was born on Aug. 4, 1964, at Blue Island, Ill. to Dale and Gayle (Kay) Bruegmann. She was a graduate of Wauzeka High School. She attended UW-La Crosse, Southwest Tech, and Madison Vocational School.

Tue
27
Sep

Dennis Roland Andert

 

Dennis Roland Andert, 72, of Ferryville, passed away Sept. 27, from pancreatic cancer.

Dennis was born in Milwaukee on March 24, 1944. He graduated from Custer High School, class of 1962. Dennis joined the Army Reserves completing six years of service.

Mon
26
Sep

Susan Mathews

 

Susan Mathews, 64, of Sugar Grove, passed away surrounded by the love and prayers of her family in the early morning hours of Saturday, Sept. 24, at Presence Mercy Center Hospital, Aurora, Ill.

She is survived by her mother, Betty Chojnacki; her loving husband of 34 years, Robert Mathews; two children: Brandon (Terri) Mathews and their children Josephine and Charles and Erin (Stephen) Hill and their son Kolton; one brother, Greg (Judy) Chojnacki; a sister Carol (Joe) Hill; many nieces and nephews and family of friends.

Mon
26
Sep

Odean Lydia Chunat

 

Odean Lydia Chunat, age 74, of Wauzeka passed away at Gundersen Luthern hospital in La Crosse on Sept. 23, after a brief illness.

Odean was the daughter of Melvin and Cyrina (Zabel) Chunat, both parents preceded her in death.

Odean was a life long resident of Wauzeka. She attended Wauzeka Public school and graduated in 1960. She held dear her memories of her school days, along with her special class mate Carol DuCharme. 

Fri
23
Sep

Evaline G. (Holliday) Hewitt

 

Evaline G. (Holliday) Hewitt of Menomonie, age 84, passed away Friday September 9, 2016 at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Eau Claire.

She was born July 27, 1932, in Barnum, to Johnethy Blaine and Agnes Ella (Johnston) Holliday. She married Earl D. Hewitt on Dec. 14, 1949, in Prairie du Chien. She worked in retail and restaurant establishments, and with her husband and family on the farms near Sheldon and then Bloomer. In her free time, she enjoyed reading, quilting, knitting and crocheting and annual family trips to South Dakota and Wyoming.  

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