Obituaries Published in the Post Messenger Recorder in 2019

January through May

 

January 2, 2020



JANUARY

RALPH E. BRUNNER

Ralph E. Brunner, age 79 of rural Monroe, died on Tuesday, December 25, 2018, at his home. Ralph was born on September 18, 1939 in Monroe, the son of Ernest and Lorraine (Crouch) Brunner.

MARIAN R. KUBLY

Marian R. Kubly, age 92, passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2018, at the New Glarus Home. She was born on November 16, 1926 to her parents, Wilbert S. and Ida (Voegeli) Hoesly.

MARTHA C. KLASSY

Martha C. Klassy, age 98 of Belleville, passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at Agrace HospiceCare, Inc. in Fitchburg. She was born on November 2, 1920, the daughter of William and Bridget (Sweeney) Nevel.

TANGY M. GRANT

Tangy Marie Grant, age 31 of New Glarus, passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at her home. She was born on December 1, 1987 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, the daughter of Cary R. Grant and Julie A. Deak.

SUZANNE J. KAHL

Suzanne J. Kahl, age 79, a resident of the Town of Primrose, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, January 13, 2019. She was born on April 2, 1939 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, the daughter of Vaughn and Eliza (Parkin) Riley.

MARK STEINER

Mark Steiner, age 59 of New Glarus, passed away on January 23, 2019, at UW Hospital in Madison. He was born on October 1, 1959 in Monroe, the son of Marvin and Delores (Boley) Steiner.

MARGARET DECKER

Margaret “Peg” Decker, age 71 of New Glarus, died on Thursday, January 24, 2019, at Meriter Hospital ICU following a long battle with depression. She was born on November 16, 1947, the daughter of Frank and Marion (Baker) Smyth.

LOIS K. WAINWRIGHT

Lois K. Wainwright, age 90 of New Glarus, passed away on Friday, January 25, 2019, at the New Glarus Home. She was born on May 14, 1928 in the Town of Brooklyn, Green County, WI, to her parents, Raymond and Alma (Disch) Blum.

FEBRUARY

TERESA NICHOLS-TRACE

Teresa (Wuebben) Nichols-Trace, age 46 1/2, went home to eternal life on Friday, February 1, 2019. She was born on February 9, 1972, to Gerald and Donna Wuebben.

CURTIS BROWN

Curtis “Curt” Brown, 53 of Sparta, died Sunday, February 3, 2019, at his home. He was born to Gerald and Janette (Duckert) Brown in Belleville, WI.

PATRICIA M. GEDDEN

Patricia Marie Gedden passed her gentle soul on to God in the early morning hours of February 7, 2019, after a long and debilitating illness. She was born in Steubenville, Ohio, on November 22, 1954 to loving parents, Wayne and Mildred Hoskinson.


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LAWRENCE J. HEFTY

Lawrence J. Hefty, age 89 of New Glarus, passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2019, at the Monroe Clinic Hospice Home. He was born on September 19, 1929 on the home farm, the son of Jacob and Olga (Blum) Hefty.

LARRY L. KLITZKE

Larry L. Klitzke, 64 of New Glarus, passed away at his home on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. He was born in Monroe on December 17, 1954, the son of August and Mary Lou (Geiger) Klitzke.

DELORIS A. GARVOILLE

Deloris A. (Schulz) Garvoille, age 91 of Brooklyn, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2019, at the Oregon Manor. She was born on July 25, 1927, the daughter of Arthur and Floretta (Stiff) Schulz in Brooklyn.

REBECCA R. FLEGAL

Rebecca R. Flegal, 31 of Watertown, went home to be with her Savior on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at Watertown Hospital. Rebecca was born on December 5, 1987, in Monroe, Wisconsin, the daughter of James and Joyce (Currie) Jensen.

PAUL J. HODEL

Paul John Hodel, age 81 of Belleville, passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at his home. He was born on October 17, 1937 in Belleville, the son of Herman and Elsbeth (Hefty) Hodel.

MARCH

ROGER D. FRITZ

Roger D. Fritz, US Coast Guard CPO/E7, retired, age 72 of Marshfield, passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, in the emergency room of Marshfield Medical Center. Roger was born on July 22, 1946, in Monroe, WI, to Stanley and Beverly (Cockroft) Fritz.

FRIEDA SCHINDLER

Frieda Waefler Schindler, age 95 of Belleville, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at At Home Again in Columbus, WI. Frieda was born on August 1, 1923, near Mount Vernon, Wisconsin, the daughter of John and Frieda Waefler.

DORIS A. DAVIS

Doris A. Davis, age 90 of Verona, passed away on Monday, March 4, 2019, at Agrace HospiceCare, Inc. in Fitchburg. She was born on April 25, 1928 in Verona, to her parents, George and Katherine (Maurer) Doerfer.

GERNEEN A. ZURKIRCHEN

Gerneen A. Zurkirchen, age 82, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at the Monroe Clinic Hospice Home. She was born at home in the Town of Rutland on May 24, 1936, the daughter of Harry and Arlene (Best) West.

IRIS E. FUHR

Iris E. Fuhr, 92 of Dodgeville, WI, and formerly of Kewanee, IL, died Friday, March 8, 2019, at Upland Hills Hospital in Dodgeville. She was born August 18, 1926, in Donnellson, IA, the daughter of Clarence Harry and Della Hardin Lang.

LAVERN K. WELLS

LaVern K. Wells, age 80, passed away Friday, March 8, 2019, at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born April 13, 1938, in Richland County, to Keith and Alta (Fuller) Wells.

STEPHEN W. JANISCH

Stephen W. Janisch, age 76 of New Glarus, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2019, at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. He was born on May 9, 1942, in Janesville, the son of Walter and Muril (Ross) Janisch.

DAVID ALAN MERTENS

Dave passed away on Monday, March 11, 2019, at his lake home outside of Anchorage, Alaska. He was born on December 5, 1958, to Russell and Jean (Lemke) Mertens in West Bend, WI.

ALICE R. HANDEL

Alice R. Handel, age 84, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2019, at Agrace HospiceCare. She was born on March 21, 1934, in New Glarus, WI, the daughter of Adolph and Lillian (Anderson) Sonsteby.

APRIL

GORDON A. TACHON

Gordon A. Tachon, one month shy of his 92nd birthday, of rural Belleville, passed away at his home on Friday, April 12, 2019. Son to Harry and Lydia Tachon, Gordy was born May 12, 1927, in a farmhouse in Perry Township.

RICHARD C. HABERMAN

Richard C. Haberman, age 79 of Belleville, passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at Agrace HospiceCare, Inc. in Fitchburg. He was born on September 20, 1939 in Madison, the son of Raymond and Lucy (Thomaschaski) Haberman.

MELODY S. MARTY

Melody S. Marty, age 56 of Monroe, died unexpectedly on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at her home. Melody was born on May 4, 1962 in Monroe, the daughter of Marvin R. and Ida Sophie (Bardahl) Marty.

WARREN J.

TRUTTMANN

Warren Jack Truttmann, 93, died Saturday, April 20, 2019. He was born November 2, 1925 in New Glarus, to the late John “Jack” and Emma (Kubly) Truttmann.

MAY

RITA LOFTUS

Rita (Sherman) Loftus, 72, died April 3, 2019, in Flat Lick, KY. She was the daughter of Ray and Lendoris Sherman.

WAYNE D. ACE

Wayne D. Ace, age 86 of rural Belleville, passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at his home. He was born on October 9, 1932 on a farm in the Town of Exeter, the son of Oral and Elizabeth (Freitag) Ace.

BENEDICT J.

HOFMEISTER

Benedict Jerome Hofmeister, age 78 of the Village of Belleville, passed away peacefully after a short illness on Friday, May 3, 2019, at Agrace Hospice Care in Fitchburg. Ben was born January 13, 1941 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Benedict M. and Marie K. Hofmeister.

KENNETH L. NELSON

Kenneth L. “Bud” Nelson, age 86, passed away on Friday, May 3, 2019, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. He was born on August 1, 1932 in Winthrop, IA, the son of Leo and Verna (Swanson) Nelson.

DAVID A. HAAK

David A. Haak, age 58 of Belleville, passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison following a 13-year battle with myelofibrosis. He was born on March 12, 1961, in Monroe, WI, the son of LaVern and Marilyn (Kuehni) Haak.

SILVAN F. DISCH

Silvan F. Disch, age 92, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019, at the Monroe Clinic Hospice Home. He was born on January 21, 1927, the son of Fred H. and Anna B. (Trumpy) Disch on the family homestead outside Monticello.

CALVIN HAGEMAN

Calvin “Cal” Hageman, age 93 of rural Belleville, passed away on Monday, May 13, 2019, at his home. He was born on February 28, 1926 on his family’s home farm, the son of William and Martha (Fluckiger) Hageman.

ROBERT W. HEFTY

Robert W. Hefty, age 78, passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Agrace HospiceCare, Inc. in Fitchburg. He was born on December 16, 1940 in Madison, WI, the son of Walter “Cap” and Margaret (Maurer) Hefty.

KATHRYN BUECHEL

Kathryn “Kathy” Buechel, age 57, passed away after a short, but courageous, battle with cancer on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at Agrace HospiceCare, Inc. in Fitchburg. She was born on April 12, 1962 in Monroe, WI, the daughter of Calvin and Grace (Klapper) Hageman.

 
 

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