Obituaries Published in the Post Messenger Recorder in 2020

June through December

 

January 14, 2021



JUNE

MAXINE M. STORKSON

Maxine M. Storkson, age 77, a former Belleville resident, was ushered into the presence of her Lord on Sunday, May 24, 2020, at UW-Hospital in Madison. She was born on July 17, 1942, the daughter of Francis B. and Dorothy H. (Creasey) Storkson.

KEITH BEUTEL

Keith “Freddy” Beutel, age 70, passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2020, at his home. He was born on September 27, 1949, in Monroe, the son of Heinz and Dorothy (Whitehead) Beutel.

RUTH E. WENGER

Ruth Evelyn Wenger, 99, New Glarus, WI, passed away on Friday May 29, 2020, at the New Glarus Home, New Glarus, WI. Ruth was born on April 22, 1921, in New Glarus, Wisconsin, the daughter of Fred and Sarah (Wichser) Ziltner.

HELEN C. KRATTIGER

Helen C. Krattiger, age 96 of Oregon, formerly of Monroe, died on Saturday, June 6, 2020, at the Skaalen Nursing Home in Stoughton. Helen was born on March 22, 1924, in Monroe, the daughter of Fred and Bertha (Steinman) Blumer.

BONNIE J. GERNER

Bonnie J. Gerner (Stricker), age 75 of New Glarus, passed away on Friday, June 12, 2020, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, WI. She was born on April 12, 1945, the daughter of John and Helen (Prien) Stricker.

DIAN L. CORPIAN

Dian L. Corpian, age 75, passed away at her home on Monday, June 15, 2020. She was born on August 13, 1944, in Boscobel, the daughter of Kenneth and Leona (Piepkorn) Corpian.

RUTH M. WEISS

Ruth M. Weiss of Primrose, WI, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 18, 2020, at Ingleside in Mount Horeb. She was born April 13, 1929, in Hanover, Germany, to Henrich and Caroline Wellhausen.

PAUL E. VETTERLI

Paul Edward Vetterli, age 96 of New Glarus, gave his final wave on June 21, 2020, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. He was born on February 10, 1924, in Clarno, WI, to Henry and Marie (Schwartzenberger) Vetterli.

MICHAEL A. BODENMANN

Michael A. Bodenmann, age 60, passed away at his home on Monday, June 22, 2020. He was born on June 25, 1959, in Monroe, the son of Werner and Louann (Butts) Bodenmann.

JULY

AGNES E. ANDERSON

Agnes Elizabeth Dooley Anderson died peacefully with both of her sons at her side in Greenville, South Carolina, on December 29, 2019, at the age of 92, after a brief illness. Agnes was born on October 28, 1927, in Cazenovia, Wisconsin, to Edward Dooley and Mary Dooley.


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PAULINE R. BOHN

Pauline Rachel Bohn, age 90, passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Promise Hospital in Shreveport, LA. She had been residing in Cypress Point Nursing Center in Bossier City, LA, since 2017. Pauline was born on the family farm in Green County (New Glarus area), on August 14, 1929, to her parents, Henry and Margaret (Schneider) Zweifel.


ELIZABETH M. MEYER

Elizabeth Madeline Meyer, age 89, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 21, 2020, at the Evansville Manor. She was born on January 26, 1931, in Troy Township, to the late Grant and Lucille (Marquardt) Waddell.

JOYCE E. STEPHENSON

Joyce E. Stephenson, age 87 of Albany, died Thursday, June 25, 2020, at Mercy Hospital in Janesville. Joyce was born on February 9, 1933, in Monroe, the daughter of Willard and Erma (Klitzman) Prisk.

KELLY J. BAKER

Kelly J. Baker, age 52 of Monticello, WI, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 26, 2020, at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. She was born on July 8, 1967, in Madison, the daughter of Philip Snyder Jr. and Sandra Ortman.

BLANCHE C. FOSTER

Blanche C. Foster, age 95 of New Glarus, passed away on Friday, June 26, 2020, at the New Glarus Home. She was born on October 27, 1924, in Wiota, WI, on the family farm, the daughter of Allie and Alma (Brager) Robb.

THELMA MCKENZIE

Thelma (Erickson) McKenzie, age 96, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2020, joining her eternal heavenly family after a long and productive life. She was born on April 7, 1924, in the Blanchardville, WI, area, to Clarence and Beulah (Ayen) Erickson.


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MARDELL H. ELMER

Mardell H. Elmer, age 93 of New Glarus, passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2020, at the New Glarus Home. She was born on November 22, 1926, in Belleville, the daughter of Arthur and Hulda (Zwickey) Christen.

ROBERT J. EICHELKRAUT

Robert J. Eichelkraut, age 56, passed away at his home on Sunday, July 5, 2020, in Belleville. He was born on April 28, 1964, the son of Bradford “Butch” and Peggy (Fischl) Eichelkraut at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison.

JANICE E. SIES

Janice E. Sies, age 82, a longtime resident of Dayton, passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. She was born on August 3, 1937, the daughter of Johnnie and Jeanette (Komplin) Anderson.

RUTH WILD

Ruth Wild, age 89 of New Glarus, passed away on Thursday, July 16, 2020, at the New Glarus Home. She was born on May 7, 1931, to John and Frieda (Roth) Waefler.

DONNA M. MOORE

Donna M. Moore, age 86, a longtime Belleville resident, passed away on Monday, July 20, 2020, at Sienna Meadows in Oregon. She was born on August 30, 1933, the daughter of Russell and Ruth (Thompson) Bashaw in Eau Galle, WI.

AUGUST

ROBERT W. GETMAN

Robert W. Getman, age 95 of Monticello, died Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at his home. Bob was born on July 15, 1925, in Stevens Point, WI, the son of Ralph W. and Leone M. (Foss) Getman.

THEA SHEA

Thea Shea, age 82, died peacefully on Monday, July 27, 2020. Thea was born and grew up in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, to her parents Walter and Caroline Strangstad, and spent much of her life in New Glarus and Mineral Point.

ROGER C. BECKER

Roger C. Becker, age 74, passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020, at UW Hospital in Madison. He was born on April 3, 1946, in Madison, the son of Claude and Helen (Towle) Becker.

DIANE RAE DENNIS

Diane Rae Dennis passed into the hands of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, July 30, 2020. Diane was born July 13, 1947, at the hospital in Stoughton, WI, the second child of eight to Ole and Elaine K. (Legler) Lien.

DAVID A. TOURDOT

David A. Tourdot, age 71 of rural Brooklyn, passed away at his home on Sunday, August 9, 2020. He was born on April 13, 1949, in Monroe, the son of Frank and Esther (Root) Tourdot.

ESTHER L. DISCH

Esther L. Disch, age 95 of New Glarus, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at the Monroe Clinic Hospice Home. She was born on September 17, 1924, at Albany, WI, to her parents, Andrew and Emma (Phillipson) Waage.

GERALD S. DONOVAN

Gerald S. Donovan, age 85, passed away August 11, 2020, in Madison, Wisconsin. His parents were John and Irene (Gombar) Donovan.

JODY L. LEGLER

Jody L. Legler, age 63 of rural Brooklyn, passed away on August 12, 2020, at Agrace HospiceCare, Inc. in Fitchburg. She was born on March 3, 1957, in Osceola, IA, the daughter of Ronald and Linda (Smith) Reed.

LYNDA A. COCKROFT

Lynda A. Cockroft, age 79, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020, at the Columbia Health Center in Wyocena, WI. She was born on September 14, 1940, in North Platte, Nebraska, the daughter of Wayne and Matilda (Jung) McFadden.

ALLEN HANNA

Allen “Big Al” Hanna, age 79 of Mount Horeb, passed away at home with his family on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, after a courageous battle with ALS. He was born in Madison on August 19, 1941, to Sylvan and Malena (Auestad) Hanna.

SEPTEMBER

LEON J. URBEN

Leon J. Urben, 93, passed away Thursday, August 20, 2020. Fiercely independent, he lived in his own home in Huntley, IL, until only his final days. He was born August 21, 1926, in New Glarus, WI, the son of Jacob S. and Ottillie K. (Stuessy) Urben.

SHELDON W. STEINER

Sheldon W. Steiner, age 80 of Monroe, died Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. He was born on March 5, 1940, on the family farm in Belleville, Primrose Township, the son of Wilbert and Marie (Kubly) Steiner.

SHARRON R. GEMPELER

Sharron R. Gempeler died on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, at Watertown Regional Medical Center in Watertown, WI, after a brief illness. She was born on September 7, 1940, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, WI, to Russell and Lyla (Wilke) Grinde.

SUSAN SAM

Susan Sam, age 66, passed away on Friday, August 28, 2020, at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison, due to complications from an aneurysm. She was born on March 6, 1954, in La Crosse, WI.

ILEEN HOLLIS

Ileen (Peterson) Hollis, age 81 of Verona, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2020, at St. Mary’s Care Center in Madison. She was born on May 12, 1939, the daughter of Melvin and Mava (Waldron) Peterson.

MARK EISENMANN

Mark Eisenmann, 58, of Lake Mills, Wisconsin, passed away on August 31, 2020, after an extended illness. Mark was born on October 9, 1961, in Belleville, Illinois, to Roy and Mary Eisenmann.

ROBERT J. GEHIN

Robert J. Gehin, age 60, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 31, 2020, at UW Hospital in Madison. He was born on October 22, 1959, in Madison, the son of Leo and Alma (Waefler) Gehin.

NOAH J. HERSHBERGER

Noah J. Hershberger, age 67 of Monticello, passed away on Monday, August 31, 2020, at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born on June 23, 1953, the son of Eli and Elizabeth (Yoder) Hershberger.

BETTY J. GILL

Betty Jo (Pearman) Gill of Belleville/Brooklyn, WI, died on Saturday, September 5, 2020, at Agrace HospiceCare, Inc. in Fitchburg, WI. Betty was born in Oklahoma City, OK, on November 12, 1921, to Lewis and Maude (Palmer) Pearman.

JEAN ANN UPDIKE

Jean Ann Updike, age 67 of Monticello, died on Friday, September 11, 2020, at the Monroe Clinic Hospice Home. Jean was born on April 2, 1953, in Monroe, the daughter of Francis L. and Mary E. (Broge) Updike.

DENNIS R. BLUMER

With heavy hearts we announce the unexpected passing of Dennis R. Blumer, better known to his many friends as “Denny B,” at age 54 on September 16, 2020, in Lake Charles, LA. Denny was born on December 14, 1965, in Madison, WI, to David and Judi (Viney) Blumer.

EUNICE M. GRUNNET

Eunice M. (Keehn) Grunnet, age 92, passed away on Thursday, September 17, 2020, at her home. She was born at home in the Town of Brooklyn to Theodore and Irene (Smith) Keehn on April 23, 1928.

PHYLLIS J. HABECK

Phyllis J. Habeck, born January 16, 1933, passed away recently. Her parents were Earl and Marjorie Hazelwood.

OCTOBER

FRANCIS O’CONNOR

Francis “Frank” O’Connor passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Friday, September 25, 2020. Frank was born on the O’Connor Family Farm in the Town of Primrose, WI, on May 15, 1932.

RUBY A. REUTER

Ruby Ann (Richard) (Handel) Reuter died on September 30, 2020, at Willow Pointe in Verona. She was born in Madison, WI, on December 25, 1934, to Walter and Anne (Disrud) Richard.

NANCY L. STUDER

Nancy Lynn Studer, age 80 of rural Monticello, died Thursday, October 1, 2020, at her home with her family by her side. Nancy was born on November 11, 1939, in Monroe, the daughter of Earl and Myrtle (Hartwig) Feldt.

DALE STORM

Pastor Dale Lloyd Storm, 66, of Coolidge, Arizona, died on October 6, 2020. Pastor Storm was a son of Samuel and Florence Storm.

JOHN P. MARTY

John P. Marty, age 62 of Monticello, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, following a farm accident. John was born on February 25, 1958, in Monroe, the son of John C. “Hans” and Ruth M. (Stettler) Marty.

JANET TYLER JOHNSON

Janet Tyler Johnson died October 11, 2020, after a two year battle with Ovarian Cancer. She was born on June 1, 1955, in Joliet, IL, the daughter of David and Lois Tyler.

ROGER E. KRUEGER

Roger E. Krueger, age 88, passed away on Monday, October 12, 2020, surrounded by his family. He was born on June 1, 1932, in the Brooklyn area, the son of Vernie and Mabel (Kundert) Krueger.

ANNETTE RUEF

Annette Ruef, age 78 was reunited in eternal life with her beloved husband, Willy, on Sunday, October 18, 2020. She was born on February 22, 1942, in McHenry, IL, the daughter of Alvan Rothermel and Ruth Michels.

LESTER A. SMITH

Lester A. Smith, age 68, passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born on March 19, 1952, the son of Henry and Marie (Schmieder) Smith in Sparta, WI.

WILLIAM J. ARGUE

William John Argue, age 89 of New Glarus, passed away on Saturday, October 24, 2020, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born on November 29, 1930, near Hillsdale in Barron County, WI, the son of Gladys Rae Barton and Abner Spencer Argue.

NOVEMBER

MARCIA J. HOLLAND

Marcia J. Holland, age 74, passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, at Meriter Hospital in Madison. She was born on May 12, 1946, in Stoughton, the daughter of Harry and Arlene (Best) West.

HEDWIG E. NEVEL

Hedwig “Hedy” E. Nevel, age 96, passed away on Thursday, October 29, 2020, at her home in the loving care of her son, Billy, and granddaughter, Sarah. She was born on December 29, 1923, the second oldest of eight children to Swiss Immigrants, Albert and Anna (Swagmen) Burnet.

DARRIS BIDLINGMAIER

Darris “Jiggs” Bidlingmaier was called home on Friday, October 30, 2020, after a courageous journey with Parkinson’s Disease. Darris was born in Monroe, WI, on February 18, 1946, to Sylvan and Margaret (Benkert) Bidlingmaier.

JASON W. GROSSEN

Jason Wayne Grossen, age 44 of Monticello, passed away on Friday, October 30, 2020, at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born the son of James and Debra (Boley) Grossen on March 3, 1976, in Monroe.

MARJORIE R. MARTY

Marjorie Rhue Marty, age 89 of New Glarus, died on Saturday, October 31, 2020, at Agrace HospiceCare, Inc. in Fitchburg, WI. She was born on December 31, 1930, in Nocona, TX, the daughter of Appie and Pearl (Bynum) Molsbee.

GREGORY A. WICKERSHAM

Gregory A. “Wick” Wickersham, age 65, passed away at his home on Monday, November 2, 2020, following a courageous battle with cancer. Greg was born on March 17, 1955, in Monroe, to his parents, Robert Wickersham and Carol Jelle.

HEATHER K. EMBERSON

Heather K. (Brauer) Emberson, age 44, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, November 5, 2020, at Meriter Hospital in Madison while giving birth to her son, Maverick. She was born on July 20, 1976, the daughter of Kent and Nancy (Schultz) Brauer.

WILLIAM OLSON

William “Bill” Olson, son of Albert and Mabel (Kurth) Olson, was born August 5, 1934, and passed away on November 6, 2020.

PHILLIP H. MEIER

Phillip H. Meier, age 86, passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2020, at UW Hospital in Madison. He was born on February 11, 1934, near Cross Plains, WI, the son of Matthew and Christine (Marking) Meier.

KATHLEEN M. MARTY

Kathleen M. Marty, age 76 of Monticello, passed away Thursday, November 12, 2020, at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. She was born the daughter of Dwayne and Dorothy (Sweet) Block on May 19, 1944, in Monroe.

KERRY K. WIDISH

Kerry Kathleen (Edwards) Widish, age 53, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 12, 2020, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, WI. She was born on May 20, 1967, in Stevens Point, WI.

BRUCE W. GREER

Bruce W. Greer, age 54, passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2020. He was born on February 15, 1966, the son of Wayden and Lois (Mather) Greer.

GRANT H. MEYER

Grant Henry Meyer, age 23 months, passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2020, at American Family Children’s Hospital from complications of MELAS, a condition that he was born with. He was born on December 30, 2018, the son of Paul and Cortney (Merry) Meyer.

DECEMBER

PATRICIA L. LEMBERGER

Patricia L. “Patti” Lemberger (nee Dearth), age 62, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 22, 2020, at Nazareth Health & Rehab. She was born on June 27, 1958, in Monroe, Wis., the daughter of Ralph Dearth and Beverly (Johnson) Dearth.

MARILYN ELMER

Marilyn Elmer, age 91, passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at the New Glarus Home. She was born on April 22, 1929, at Deaconess Hospital in Monroe, the daughter of Fred and Barbara (Duerst) Roethlisberger.

CARYL FARRELL

Caryl Farrell, age 97, passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2020. She was born on April 24, 1923, in Madison, WI, the daughter of Francis and Erma (Scott) Maher.

DICK R. PARKIN

Dick R. Parkin, age 75, passed away on Friday, December 4, 2020, at the William S. Middleton VA Memorial Hospital in Madison following a brief battle with cancer. He was born on August 24, 1945, in Monroe, WI, the son of Clarence “Shadow” and Frances (Staley) Parkin.

ROGER H. BERGEN

Roger Harold Bergen, born July 1947 to Harold and Marie (Klassy) Bergen, fell asleep in death on December 16, 2020.

ELEANOR J. KLASSY

Eleanor J. Klassy, age 89, passed away on Friday, December 18, 2020, at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. She was born on February 7, 1931, the daughter of Guy and Ferne (Wunschel) Weckerly in the Town of Wiota, Lafayette County, WI.

DELMAR H. KUBLY

Delmar H. Kubly, age 96 of New Glarus, passed away on Friday, December 18, 2020, at the Monroe Clinic Hospice Home. He was born on August 30, 1924, the son of Herman and Wilma (Elmer) Kubly.

STEVEN W. WIRTH

Steven Wayne Wirth, age 66 of Monroe, died Friday, December 18, 2020, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born on August 28, 1954, in Monroe, the son of John and Edna (Streit) Wirth.

JOANN FREITAG

JoAnn Freitag, age 85, passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at the St. Clare Hospice Home in Baraboo. She was born on September 24, 1935, in Elkhorn, WI, the daughter of Walter and Ruth (Schultz) Desing.

DONOVAN M. BOLEY

Donovan M. Boley, age 87, passed away on Friday, December 25, 2020, at his home. He was born on October 15, 1933, in the Town of Perry, Dane County, to his parents, Melvin and Amelia (Christianson) Boley.

DAVID L. HODGSON

David Lee Hodgson of New Glarus passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2020, at his home. He was born on October 24, 1932, in Tulare, South Dakota, the son of Benjamin and Marguerite (Hamilton) Hodgson.

 
 

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