Obituaries Published in the Post Messenger Recorder

<strong>JUNE</strong>
JEANNETTE W. LEGLER
Jeannette W. Legler, age 98 of Brooklyn, passed away peacefully on May 25, 2022, at St. Mary’s Care Center. She was born on November 1, 1923 in Rock Springs, WI, the daughter of August and Elva Klitzke.
ELIZABETH A. ERB
Elizabeth Anne Erb, age 25, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. She was born on January 29, 1997, the daughter of Steven and Connie (Hellenbrand) Erb at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison.
NICOLE MARIE (FRANCOIS) KOENIG
Nicole Marie (Francois) Koenig, 69, of Lake Mills, passed away early Friday, May 27, 2022, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Belleville on September 27, 1953, to Paul Francois and Patricia (O’Neil) Francois.
ARMELLA R. WEBBER
Armella R. Webber, age 82, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2022, at her home. She was born on September 2, 1939, in Belleville, to her parents, Lloyd and Alma (Duerst) Butts.
RICHARD P. LUND
Richard P. “Dick” Lund, age 80, passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at his home in New Glarus. He was born on September 16, 1941 in Eau Claire, WI, the son of Richard and Bernadine (Jenks) Lund.
MARY L. O’BRIEN
Mary L. O’Brien, age 60, died on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison of complications of heart and lung disease not from COVID. She was born on May 6, 1962, at St. Clare Hospital in Monroe, the daughter of Paul and Patricia (Freitag) Oppliger.
ELAINE R. FUNSETH
Elaine R. Funseth, age 86, passed away on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at Heartsong Assisted Living in Belleville. She was born on July 23, 1935 in New Glarus, WI, the daughter of Wilbert and Hulda (Heuer) Elmer.
RUBY L. ELMER
Ruby L. Elmer, age 98, was called home by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, June 10, 2022. She was born on December 3, 1923, to Alvin and Sarah (Olson) Helmenstine in Mount Horeb.
JOYCE A. WAHL
Joyce A. Wahl, age 90 of Monroe, died Friday, June 10, 2022, at Graceland Manor. Joyce was born on December 26, 1931, in Monroe, the daughter of Robert Leo and Helen Faith (Hoffmeister) Broge.
CATHRYN L. OCHSNER
Cathryn (Kaye) L. Ochsner, of Albany, passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2022, at Albany Oaks. Cathryn was born February 12, 1931, the daughter of Lawrence and Marie (Derendinger) Rosa in Union, Wisconsin.
PETER E. ETTER
Peter Erich Etter, New Glarus, WI, died peacefully on June 14, 2022, at the age of 80 at SSM Health in Monroe, WI. Peter was born on September 11, 1941, in Lauenstein, Germany, to Fritz and Luisa Schnook.
PAUL GORDON BABCOCK
Paul passed away at home June 20, 2022, after a long illness. He was born, October 25, 1941, to Gordon and Sylvia Babcock.
JANINE T. DIPOFI
Janine T. (Tangye) DiPofi, age 70 of New Glarus, WI, passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. She was born on September 30, 1951, the daughter of Raymond and Alice (Noble) Tangye.

<strong>JULY</strong>
CARL MESSER
Carl “Duane” Messer died suddenly on June 11, 2022, of a sudden heart attack in Antigo, Wisconsin. He was born on April 17, 1968, in Antigo, Wisconsin, to Armella and Leroy Messer.
ALICE M. KNIFFIN
Alice M. Kniffin, age 94, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2022, at the New Glarus Home. She was born on October 6, 1927, in Fox River Grove, IL, the daughter of Charles and Emily (Vermoch) Spevak.
CINDY A. AVERBECK
Cindy Ann Averbeck, 64, died unexpectedly at her residence on Monday, June 27, 2022. She was born in New Glarus, WI, on February 6, 1958, daughter of Stan and Donna (Reuter) Rupnow.
JULIE K. TRUMPY
Julie K. Trumpy, age 59 of Monticello, died Friday, July 1, 2022, at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. Julie was born on October 13, 1962, in Monroe, the daughter of Glenn and Verna (Ostby) Smith.
JOAN E. BUOL
Joan Elaine Buol, age 87, from Garner, North Carolina, departed earthly life July 11, 2022. Joan was born in Montrose Township, Dane County, Wisconsin, on June 27, 1935, to Glenn and Ethel (Rindy) Showers.
BEVERLY J. BABLER
Beverly J. Babler, age 81, passed away on July 12, 2022, at SSM Health-Monroe. She was born on December 30, 1940, at St. Clare Hospital in Monroe, the daughter of Willis Spring and Ruth Holcomb.
VINCENT W. GEHIN
Vincent Walter Gehin, age 84, passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2022, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison following a heart attack. He was born on October 23, 1937, in Belleville, the son of Abel and Josephine (Kalschuer) Gehin.
MARIBETH STANLEY
Maribeth Stanley, age 74, passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2022, at UW Hospital in Madison. She was born on August 30, 1947, at St. Clare Hospital in Monroe, the daughter of Elroy and Lorna (Marty) Eichelkraut.

<strong>AUGUST</strong>
MICHAEL L. REASA SR.
Michael L. “Mick” Reasa Sr., age 75 of Monticello, died Monday, July 18, 2022, at his home. Michael was born on September 10, 1946, in Monroe, the son of Guy F. and Carol E. (Broughton) Reasa.
WENDY R. PETERSON
Wendy Renae Peterson, age 72 of Monticello, MN, passed away on July 25, 2022. She was the daughter of Violet (Juntti) Koch and Erwin Koch.
DORIS M. LARSON
Doris Myrtle Larson, age 88 of Blanchardville, died on Saturday, July 30, 2022, at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Monroe. She was the daughter of James and Ethel (Youngren) Bennett, she was born on August 1, 1933, in Monroe.
GREGORY A. LEGLER
Gregory Allan Legler passed away at the age of 72 on July 30, 2022. The son of Rufus and Patricia (Gerber) Legler, he was born on January 19, 1950, in the back seat of a Ford sedan on the way to the hospital.
KEN BRUNNER
On August 1, 2022, Ken Brunner completed his last marathon. He was born on June 29, 1955, to Janice Stoppleworth and Francis Brunner. He grew up in Black Earth, Wisconsin.
JOSEPH A. FRICK
Joseph Anton “Joey/Joe” Frick gained his Angel wings on November 2, 2021, after a short, but very valiant, battle with cancer. He was 70. Joe was born May 19, 1951, in Dodgeville, Wisconsin, to John and Anna Verens (Zimmer) Frick.
ROSALYN D. LEGLER
Rosalyn D. Legler, age 90, passed away on Monday, August 8, 2022, at her home. She was born on July 18, 1932, in Gratiot, WI, the daughter of Emil and Elisabeth (Fischer) Anderegg.
MARLENE A. JOHNSON
Marlene Ann Johnson, age 74, passed away at her home on Tuesday, August 16, 2022. She was born on April 2, 1948, in Monroe, WI, the daughter of Melvin and Arlene (Webber) Schneider.
VIRGINIA M. RYSER
Virginia M. Ryser, age 90, passed away on Friday, August 19, 2022, at the New Glarus Home. She was born on November 28, 1931, in Martintown, WI, the daughter of Vern and Erma (Cline) Smith.

<strong>SEPTEMBER</strong>
ELIZABETH J. FAHEY
Elizabeth Jean Fahey, age 89, passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, at Sienna Crest in Oregon. She was born on July 2, 1933, in Mazomanie, WI, the daughter of Linus and Laura (O’Neill) Doyle.
LAVONNE FREIDIG
LaVonne “Boots” Freidig, age 89, a longtime Brooklyn and Belleville resident, passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2022, in Fort Atkinson, WI. She was born on June 20, 1933, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, WI, the daughter of Marvin and Vera (Forderbrueck) Grimm.
ALLEN F. LUCHSINGER
Allen F. Luchsinger, age 79, died unexpectedly on August 27, 2022, in New Glarus, WI. He was born on January 21, 1943, the son of Fred W. and Hazel E. (Bear) Luchsinger.
DOROTHY S. WILD
Dorothy S. Wild (Bidlingmaier), age 97, left this earth to be with her Lord on September 1, 2022, at SSM Hospice Home, Monroe, WI. Dorothy was born on January 11, 1925, in Green County on the family farm, the daughter of William and Lena (Thoman) Bidlingmaier.
SHARON DALLMAN
Sharon (Blumer) Dallman, of Brooklyn, WI, age 76, passed away at Evansville Manor, Evansville, on September 6, 2022. She was born in Madison, Wisconsin, on June 25, 1946, to Henry and Bernice (Haugen) Blumer.
KAREN S. NELSON
Karen S. Nelson, age 80 of Janesville, passed away on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center in Janesville. She was born in New Glarus, WI, on May 4, 1942, the daughter of Arol and Olga (Voegeli) Berge.
GEORGE EICHELKRAUT
George Eichelkraut, age 79 of New Glarus, died on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at UW Hospital in Madison. He was born on August 24, 1943, to Paul and Eldera (Itten) Eichelkraut.
MARK T. HELLENBRAND
Mark T. Hellenbrand, age 59, passed away unexpectedly on September 11, 2022. Born March 18, 1963, at home, to parents Delmer and Marion (Laufenberg) Hellenbrand.
ROSEMARY M. PETERSON
Rosemary (“Rosie”) Peterson died on Sunday, September 18, 2022, in New Glarus.
DEBRA UFKEN
Debra Ufken, age 70, passed away on Monday, September 19, 2022, at the SSM Health Hospice Home in Monroe. She was born on December 24, 1951, at Ft. Hood, TX, the daughter of Alfred and Carla (Lewis) Ufken.
CONSTANCE J. RUFI
Constance “Connie” J. Rufi, age 55, passed away on Monday, September 26, 2022, at Agrace HospiceCare, Inc. in Fitchburg. She was born on July 26, 1967, in Monroe, WI, the daughter of Kenneth and Mary Jane (Webber) Wenger.

<strong>OCTOBER</strong>
PHYLLIS H. ELSNER
Phyllis H. Elsner, age 82 of Belleville, passed away on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at her home. She was born on October 29, 1939, at the Fort Apache Mission School in McNary, Arizona, the daughter of Walter and Wilhelmine (Boerger) Huber.
SALLY J. HOESLY
Sally Jo Hoesly, age 69, passed away on Saturday, October 1, 2022, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. She was born on August 20, 1953, in Dodgeville, WI, the daughter of Robert and Eloise (Marshall) Strickler.
RONALD O. SCHNEIDER
Ronald O. Schneider, age 86, passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2022, at his home. He was born on December 23, 1935, in Monroe, WI, the son of Oswald and Louisa (Blum) Schneider.
GERALD E. FOULKER
Gerald E. Foulker, age 62 of Fitchburg, formerly of Monroe, died Friday, October 7, 2022, at his home. He was born on January 31, 1960, the son of Robert and Alberta (Kubly) Foulker.
ROBERT L. BLUM
Robert Lee “Bob” Blum, age 84 of Black Earth, passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2022, at Ingleside Manor. He was born on January 21, 1938, in Monticello, the son of Frederick Blum and Louise (Roethlisberger) Blum.
LORNA K. RIGHTER
Lorna Kay Righter, age 72, passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, at her home. She was born August 22, 1950, the daughter of Donald and Dorothy (Hamilton) Hustad.
GERALD V. JANSEN
Gerald V. “Jerry” Jansen, age 79, passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2022, at SSM Health in Monroe. He was born on December 29, 1942, in Muscoda, WI, the son of Gerhard and Helen (Ross) Jansen.
GARY R. KLASSY
Gary Raymond Klassy, age 78, passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2022, at SSM Health in Monroe. He was born on April 26, 1944, at St. Clare Hospital in Monroe, the son of Raymond and Anna (Farr) Klassy.
BARBARA J. WORKMAN
Barbara Jean Workman, age 81, passed away on Friday, October 21, 2022, at SSM Health in Monroe, WI. She was born on February 9, 1941, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, the daughter of Arthur and Alvina (LaPorte) Severson.
WAYNE H. ZWEIFEL
Wayne Herman Zweifel, age 89 of Blanchardville, died on Friday, October 21, 2022, at his home. He was born on March 21, 1933, in Dayton, Wisconsin, to Herman Peter and Lois (Pernot) Zweifel.
CHARLES SCHENKEL
Charles “Charlie” Schenkel, age 89 of New Glarus, died early Sunday morning, October 23, 2022, at his home. He was born on November 7, 1932, in Madison, to Karl and Elsie (Schumacher) Schenkel.

<strong>NOVEMBER</strong>
PHILIP M. FAHEY
Philip M. Fahey, age 94 of Belleville, passed away October 24, 2022, at the New Glarus Home. He was born May 7, 1928, at home in Belleville to his parents, Robert and Lucile (Garvoille) Fahey.
BARBARA A. BELLE
Barbara Ann Harkins Belle passed away on October 26, 2022, in Verona, Wisconsin. Barbara was born on July 21, 1926, in Elkhorn, WI, to Kellogg William and Laura Elizabeth (Dopke) Harkins.
GLENNYS E. JELLE
Glennys E. Jelle, age 94, passed away on Thursday, November 3, 2022, at Agrace HospiceCare, Inc. in Fitchburg, WI. He was born at home in the Town of Primrose on November 16, 1927, the son of Martin and Laura (Tollefson) Jelle.

<strong>DECEMBER</strong>
GERALD O. DUERST
Gerald O. Duerst, 83, of Durand, IL, died at 5:48 p.m., Saturday, November 12, 2022, at home. Gerald was born November 18, 1938, in New Glarus, WI, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert H. and Hilda (Legler) Duerst.
HANS A. SULZER
Hans A. Sulzer, age 91 of rural Monroe, passed away peacefully at home on November 21, 2022. He was born on November 8, 1931, and was the only child of immigrants Alfred Sulzer and Johanna Egger Sulzer, both from Meiringen, Switzerland.
MARILYN R. GRUENBERG
Marilyn Rose Gruenberg, age 70 of New Glarus, passed away at home on Friday, November 25, 2022. She was born on October 22, 1952, the daughter of Paul and June (Thoman) Gruenberg.
JOANN C. SHERVEN
JoAnn C. (Kvamme) Sherven, age 78, passed away on Friday, November 25, 2022, at her home. She was born on June 27, 1944, the daughter of Casper and Lola (Anderson) Kvamme.
STEPHEN L. PEDERSON
Stephen L. “Drummer” Pederson, age 70, passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2022, at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. He was born on October 18, 1952, in Darlington, WI, the son of Clifford and Arlene (Hendrickson) Pederson.
EDWARD J. KOCA
On Sunday, November 27th, 2022, Edward James Koca entered peacefully into the presence of Jesus and the Kingdom of heaven while at home. Ed was born May 25, 1936, to Edward and Alice (Matzke) Koca in New Lisbon, at his grandmother Matzke’s home.
WILLIAM J. O’CONNOR JR.
William J. O’Connor Jr., age 94, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at Heritage Senior Living in Middleton. He was born on June 18, 1928, in the Town of Primrose, a son of William and Mathilda (Goebel) O’Connor Sr.
DWAYNE L. MARTY
Dwayne Lee Marty, age 78, passed away on November 30, 2022, at SSM Health Hospice House in Baraboo. He was born June 26, 1944, to Herman and Audrey (Klitzman) Marty.
CRAIG L. KLEINSCHMIDT
Craig Louis Kleinschmidt, 49, passed away unexpectedly in his home December 3, 2022. Craig was born to Karl “Bill” William Kleinschmidt and Cathy (McSherry) Kleinschmidt on January 6, 1973, in Beloit, Wisconsin.
FREDERICK A. SCHWOERER
Frederick A. Schwoerer, age 85, passed away December 9, 2022. He was born July 31, 1937, to Albert and Matilda (Eischen) Schwoerer. He married Barbara J. (Esser) Schwoerer on August 12, 1958.
RONALD H. WONDERS
Ronald H. Wonders, age 83, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 9, 2022, at UW Hospital in Madison. He was born on October 25, 1939, in Darlington, Wisconsin. He was the son of Stanley and Mary (Chapman) Wonders.
RUSSELL TOLLEFSON
Russell Tollefson, age 89, passed away on Sunday, December 11, 2022, at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. He was born on February 18, 1933 in the Town of Vermont, a son of Leonard and Elizabeth (Jenni) Tollefson.
KEVIN T. JELLE
Kevin T. Jelle, age 70, passed away on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at UW Hospital in Madison. He was born on May 23, 1952, the son of Dupont and Marian (Thompson) Jelle.
RANDALL L. MARTY
Randall Lee Marty, age 78 of New Glarus, formerly a longtime resident of Monticello, passed away Friday, December 16, 2022, at the SSM Monroe Hospice Home. He was born the son of Leon and Leona (Strahm) Marty on December 25, 1943, in Monroe.
DARYL D. MURKEN
Daryl Dean Murken, born in Boone, IA, on November 29, 1937, to Raymond and Beulah (nee Stotts) Murken, passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2022.
ANNA M. SAUNDERS
Anna Mae Saunders, age 93 of Monticello, died Thursday, December 22, 2022, at New Glarus Home. She was born on November 13, 1929, the daughter of Oscar and Martha (Blanc) Blum.