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Obituaries Published in 2017 Editions of the "Post Messenger Recorder" June through December

 

January 11, 2018



JUNE

BRYON E. RIESE

Bryon E. Riese, age 53 of rural Belleville, passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Select Specialty Hospital in Madison. He was born on December 19, 1963, in Monroe to his parents, Edward and Donna (Koller) Riese.

JUDITH A. HOESLY

Judith “Judy” Ann Hoesly, age 76 of Monroe, died on Friday, May 26, 2017, at University of Colorado Hospital.  She was born April 28, 1941, in Monroe, the daughter of William and Mary (Wehinger) Gibbons. 

CHRISTOPHER T. RILEY

Christopher T. “Tup” Riley passed away June 1, 2017, at his home in Belleville. Tup was born September 14, 1959, at Madison General Hospital (Meriter) to Thomas M. and Mary (Gilbertson) Riley.

RONALD N. LOVAAS

Ronald Norman Lovaas passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, June 5, 2017, at the age of 76.  He was born on June 11, 1940, in Beloit, WI, the son of Marcella and Norman Lovaas.  

EDWARD L. DUESTERHOEFT

Edward L. Duesterhoeft, age 72, passed away on Thursday, June 8, 2017, at his home. He was born on November 16, 1944, to his parents, Elmer and Ruth (Thingstad) Duesterhoeft.

MARY E. RICHARDSON

Mary Eunice Richardson, 93 of New Diggings, Wisconsin, died Monday, June 19, 2017, at Epione Pavilion in Cuba City. Eunice was born on March 18, 1924, in Benton Township, Wisconsin, the daughter of Everett and Irva (Carter) Beebe. 

JULY

THERESA FOXEN

Theresa Foxen, age 88 of New Glarus, passed away on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at Hometown Assisted Living in Belleville, WI, with family by her side. She was born on February 22, 1929, in Luxemburg, IA, to her parents, Peter and Margaret (Ries) Merkes.

JOANNE K. RUFENER

JoAnne Kathleen (Jeremiason) Rufener, age 83 of rural Monticello, WI, passed away on Saturday, July 1, 2017, at the New Glarus Nursing Home after a recurring battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her husband and family that loves her so very much and will miss her terribly. JoAnne was born June 22, 1934, in Monroe, WI, the daughter of James and Myrtle (Thompson) Jeremiason.

ALVAH H. WEAVER JR.

Alvah H. Weaver Jr., age 88 of Belleville, passed away on Saturday, July 1, 2017, at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. He was born on December 24, 1928, at Port Matilda, PA, to his parents, Alvah Sr. and Ellouise (Adams) Weaver.

KAREN M. ROE

Karen Marie (Pitterle) Roe, age 75 of Monticello, died peacefully in the Monroe Clinic Hospital on July 6, 2017. She was born on February 1, 1942, in Brazil, Indiana, to Robert and Ruth (Hesselman) Pitterle. 

KENNETH E. NYLAND

Kenneth Eugene Nyland, age 84, passed away in peace on Sunday, July 2, 2017, at Agrace HospiceCare. Ken was born on March 23, 1933, in Madison, WI.

BETTY J. MARKHAM

Betty J. Markham, age 79 of Lena, IL, died on Thursday, July 13, 2017, at UW Hospital in Madison. She was born on August 25, 1937, at home, in Waterford, WI, the daughter of Gilbert and Esther (Matheson) Kaebisch.

SCOTT D. HODGSON

Scott David Hodgson, age 54, passed away on Friday, July 14, 2017, in Carmel, IN. He was born on August 1, 1954, in Monroe, WI, to David and Barbara (Frey) Hodgson and grew up in New Glarus.

ERIC J. O’CONNOR

Eric James O’Connor, 17, passed away on July 16, 2017, as a result of an ATV/car accident. He was born in Madison, WI, on June 25, 2000, to his parents, Steve and Sherry (Johnson) O’Connor.

ROSE BURKE

Rose Burke, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister-in-law and friend, surrendered her soul to heaven at the age of 83, surrounded by her loving family on July 17, 2017, at Four Winds Lodge in Verona. Rose was born on December 16, 1933, to Elmer and Selma Johns, in the village of Lanesboro, MN.

LAUREL C. STEELE

Laurel C. Steele, age 77 of Belleville, WI, died on Monday, July 17, 2017, at Agrace HospiceCare. She was born December 2, 1939, to Edgar and Alvena (Knudtson) Moen.

AUGUST

JOSEPH C. KEIFENHEIM

Joseph Clarence Keifenheim, age 56, died on Thursday, July 27, 2017, in Belleville. He was born on July 31, 1960, in Fond du Lac, WI, the son of Arthur and Theresa (Knaus) Keifenheim.

RUTH A. DISCH

Ruth Anne Disch, age 68, passed away on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at the New Glarus Home. She was born on April 15, 1949, in Monroe, WI, the daughter of Willis and Wilma (Saxer) Disch Fosaaen.

MAVIS WILDE

Mavis (Zweifel) Wilde, age 80, passed away at her home on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. She was born in Dayton, WI, on July 11, 1937, the daughter of Herman and Lois (Pernot) Zweifel.

ROBERT W. STEINMETZ

Robert Wayne Steinmetz, 64 of Baraboo, passed away on Monday, August 7, 2017, at the New Glarus Home in New Glarus. Bob was born on January 10, 1953, to Glen and June Steinmetz in Fort McCoy.

JOHN F. MARTY

John Frederick Marty, age 79 of New Glarus, passed away on Friday, August 11, 2017, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born on January 13, 1938, in Monroe, WI, to his parents, Herman and Emma (Schneider) Marty.

ALAN R. FREITAG

Alan R. Freitag, age 85 of Verona, passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2017, at his home. He was born on August 10, 1932, at home in New Glarus, the son of Terrence and Frieda (Luchsinger) Freitag.

DAVID J. BURNS

David J. Burns, age 54 of Fitchburg/Belleville, passed away at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, August 17, 2017. He was born on August 15, 1963, the son of Peter and Jean (Mack) Burns.

ESTHER BURKHARDT

Esther Burkhardt, age 89, passed away on Friday, August 18, 2017, at Agrace HospiceCare, Inc. in Fitchburg. She was born on May 31, 1928, in Fond du Lac, WI, to her parents, John and Katherine (Popp) Barthuly.

PAUL A. NATZKE

Paul Arthur Natzke was born December 18, 2001, to Jim and Kathie, and died Saturday, August 18, 2017, at American Family Children’s Hospital. Paul resided in Belleville and Fitchburg, and attended Belleville Elementary and Intermediate Schools and Verona High School.

JOELY L. ROOSLI

Joely L. Roosli, age 58 of Madison, passed away on Saturday, August 19, 2017, at the Waunakee Manor. He was born on January 4, 1959, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, the son of Eugene and Joyce (Meier) Roosli.

AVIS R. HENDRICKSON

Avis Rosella Hendrickson, age 91, passed away on Monday, August 21, 2017, at the New Glarus Home.  She was born on July 25, 1926, on the home farm in the town of York, Green County, Wisconsin, the daughter of Melvin and Alena (Gulson) Gilbertson. 

ARLENE L. DOHM

Arlene L. Dohm, age 83 of Belleville, passed away on Friday, August 25, 2017, at her home. She was born on January 18, 1934, to her parents, Leo and Louise (Gross) Ott, in the Town of Hamden.

SEPTEMBER

GRANT S. KLASSY

Grant S. Klassy age 89, of Fremont, Nebraska, died Tuesday August 29, 2017, at Pathfinder Place in Fremont. Grant was born, raised and educated in Belleville, Wisconsin, and graduated High School in 1945.

FLORENCE L. VOEGELI

Florence L. Voegeli, age 94 of New Glarus, passed away on Saturday, September 2, 2017, at the New Glarus Home. She was born on November 7, 1922, the daughter of Peter and Louise (Ott) Klassy in New Glarus.

HERBERT M. ZORN

Herbert M. Zorn, age 95, died on Saturday, August 26, 2017, at the New Glarus Home.  He was born July 22, 1922, to Walter and Augusta (Strasen) Zorn in Cleveland, Ohio.  

CLARA H. ANDERSON

Clara H. Anderson, age 86 of New Glarus, passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at the New Glarus Home. She was born on August 10, 1931, to her parents, Gottlieb and Elizabeth (Luthe) Wyttenbach, in the Town of Moscow, Iowa County, WI.

CHARLES G. MODAFF

Charles G. Modaff, age 85 of Monroe, formerly of the Monticello area, died Sunday, September 17, 2017, at Monroe Manor. He was born on April 4, 1932, in Lisle, Illinois, the son of Charles and Rose (Kiefler) Modaff.

HERMAN BURKHARDT

Herman Burkhardt, age 90, passed away on Monday, September 18, 2017, at the William S. Middleton VA Memorial Hospital in Madison. He was born on November 27, 1926, in Monroe, WI, to his parents, Herman and Lily (Sonderegger) Burkhardt.

VIRGINIA HOFFMAN

Virginia “Jeannie” Hoffman, age 64 of Belleville, passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at Madison Heights Memory Care in Madison. She was born on January 14, 1953, in Beaver Dam, WI, to her parents, Bernard and Ada (Langfeldt) Lukasavitz.

CAROL E. FRIEDRICH

Carol E. Friedrich, age 70, passed away in peace at her home on September 20, 2017. She was born July 5, 1947, in Monroe, Wisconsin, to Anna and Herbert Friedrich. 

JANICE A. GNADT

Janice A. Gnadt, née Boley, passed peacefully at home on September 22, 2017, at age 60, after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

BOB SHOWALTER

Bob was born October 5, 1930, in Columbus, Ohio, the son of Carl and Helen (Brown) Showalter.

HAZEL E. ZWEIFEL

Hazel Elaine Zweifel, age 93 of New Glarus, passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017, at the New Glarus Home. She was born on July 23, 1924, in the Town of Primrose, Dane County, to her parents, Jacob and Barbara (Urben) Jacobson.

OCTOBER

JUDITH A. HOFMEISTER

Judith Ann Hofmeister, age 77 of Belleville, passed away on Sunday, October 1, 2017, at the Ingleside Manor in Mount Horeb. She was born on March 12, 1940, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison to her parents, Howard and Gweneth (Smith) Lynch.

CAROL J. MARTY

Carol J. Marty, age 87, formerly of Monticello and Monroe, died Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at The New Glarus Home. She was born on March 7, 1930, to Alvin and Hilda (Matzke) Priewe in Monroe.

HELEN REINHARDT

Helen Reinhardt, age 70 of Belleville, passed away October 9, 2017, at home. Helen was born on July 2, 1947, in Madison, and returned home to the small town of Dayton, Wisconsin, with her parents, Earl and Rose (Disch) Ethridge.

ROBERT R. FREITAG

Robert R. Freitag, age 74 of New Glarus, passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at the New Glarus Home. He was born on August 31, 1943, in Monroe to his parents, Ralph and Helen (Trumpy) Freitag.

ALLEN J. FJELSTAD

Allen J. Fjelstad, age 74 of New Glarus, passed away on Friday, October 13, 2017, at Agrace HospiceCare, Inc. in Fitchburg. He was born on May 26, 1943, to his parents, Grant and Pauline (Bandi) Fjelstad.

CAROL M. NYLAND

Carol Marie (Jelle) Nyland, age 82, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 13, 2017, at UW Hospital in Madison. Carol was born on June 9, 1935, at her family farm in Blanchardville, WI, to Clarence and Clara “Agnes” (Davidson) Jelle.

JUDITH C. REUTER

Judith C. (Anderson) Reuter, 83, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Judy was born on July 27, 1934, to Milo and Berdine (Ahrensmeyer) Anderson in Primrose Township, Dane County.

JON M. WEBER

Jon Mark Weber of Oak Creek, WI, passed away on September 25, 2017, at the age of 68. He was born in Viroqua on March 19, 1949, the son of Darrel and Audrey Weber (nee Holter).

MICHAEL M. MEISTER

Michael M. Meister, age 51 of Belleville, passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. He was born on August 11, 1966, at Madison General Hospital to his parents, Leo and Carol (Heyroth) Meister.

RONALD J. GEHIN

Ronald Jay Gehin, age 55, passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at UW Hospital in Madison following a tree felling accident. He was born on September 20, 1962, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, the son of Leo and Alma (Waefler) Gehin.

NOVEMBER

DOLLI M. FRANCIS

October 11, 1916 – October 27, 2017

Dolli Marie Francis passed away peacefully at her home in Napa, California, on October 27, 2017. Dolli was born on October 11, 1916, in New Glarus, Wisconsin. She was the daughter of Marie and Fred Haldiman, and granddaughter of Susanna (Schmid) and Mathias Marty of Mount Vernon, Wisconsin.

FRANCIS J. BEERS

Master Sergeant Francis J. Beers answered his final roll call on October 29, 2017. His first roll call was December 12, 1936, when he was born in Mazomanie to Frank and Margaret (McCloskey) Beers.

ROBERT F. MUSSEHL

Robert F. Mussehl, age 79, passed away on Monday, October 30, 2017, at Agrace HospiceCare, Inc. in Fitchburg. He was born on March 9, 1938, in Platteville, the son of Stanley and Helen (Dickson) Mussehl.

FRED BLUM

Fred “Doc” Blum, age 90, passed away on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at his family’s homestead. He was born on May 30, 1927, to Fred and Olga Hefty Blum in the old 1,000-bed University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison.

JOANNE R. CATE

Joanne R. Cate, age 80, passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at her home. She was born on May 26, 1937, in Madison, WI, the daughter of Byron Ace and Regina Egan.

ARTHUR E. GRINDLE

Arthur E. Grindle, age 94 of Primrose Township, WI, died on Monday, November 13, 2017, at Ingleside Nursing Home with family at his side. He was born February 9, 1923, in Dodgeville, WI, to Clarence and Agnes (Stombaugh) Grindle.

DEAN R. BAUMGARTNER

Dean R. Baumgartner, age 65 of Monroe, passed away on Thursday, November 16, 2017, at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison after a 20 plus year struggle with Transverse Myelitis. He was born on December 14, 1951, to his parents, Herman and Rita (Ruetten) Baumgartner in Monroe.

R. BRETT GOEHRING

R. Brett Goehring, age 41 of Underwood, Iowa, passed away November 19, 2017, at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital.

VIRGINIA BARTON WILLI ANDERSON

Ginny lived a 94-year long, positive, productive, fun-loving life.  She passed at a Washington retirement home where she had resided for the last three years.  She was born fully Norwegian on the Mount Horeb farm of Harland and Bertha Barton.  

DECEMBER

ELDA SCHIESSER

New Glarus lost a longtime resident on November 26, 2017. Elda Strahm Schiesser was a prominent local historian who was born in the Town of York, WI, to Adolph and Ella (Schiesser) Strahm on February 3, 1918.

DANNY SCHLUETER

Danny Schlueter, age 70 of Belleville, WI, passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. He was born on November 9, 1947, to his parents, Howard and Wilma (Lundeberg) Schlueter.

HAROLD M. BABLER

Harold M. “Heinie” Babler, age 93 of Monticello, died Thursday, December 14, 2017, at his home.

MARY G. WALTZ

Mary Grace Waltz, age 75 of Mount Horeb, WI, died on Sunday, December 24, 2017, at UW Hospitals in Madison, WI, with her husband, Peter, at her side. Mary was born July 22, 1942, to William and Ruth (Walzer) Hicks in Darlington, WI. 

 
 

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