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    Ramona Jelinek

    Ramona M. Jelinek, age 88 of Prairie du Chien passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at Prairie Maison Nursing Home. Ramona was born August 23, 1931 in Bagley, WI, the daughter of Richard and Florence (Stagman) Ward. She married LaVerne Jelinek on October 7, 1950.  They built their house in Prairie du Chien and began raising their family. Ramona was an amazing mother and worked full time at National Decorated Metals where she worked as a secretary for her union. She later worked for…

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    Elizabeth “Betty” Wall

    Clearwater, FL Elizabeth T. Wall age 97 of Clearwater passed away at her home on Monday, February 24, 2020. Aunt Betty had a very good run. The last of the 10 children of Vannette Lafontaine and George Krock to leave this earth, Elizabeth Wall passed away in her sleep early Monday morning, February 24, 2020. She was 97. Born June 4, 1922, she was a woman well ahead of her time; an adventurer, an explorer, a dabbler, an eternal optimist, a true renaissance woman! As a single professional she…

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    Kathy Hawes

    Kathy J. Hawes age 74 of Prairie du Chien passed away Monday January 20, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family.  She was born November 17, 1945 in Prairie du Chien, WI the daughter of Donald and Wilma (Yonke) Kramer.  She married Daniel Hawes on November 16, 1968 at Immaculate Conception Church in Wexford, IA.  Kathy was hardworking, loved craft fairs, gardening, interior decorating, and most of all, spending time with her grandchildren.  She retired from Prairie…

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    Lewis “Pie” McIntosh Jr.

    Lewis W. ‘Pie” (or Mac) McIntosh Jr. age 83 of Prairie du Chien passed away unexpectedly Sunday, January 19, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.  He was born May 27, 1936 in Chicago, IL the son of Lewis and Clare (Lindner) McIntosh Sr.  He served in the US Army, stationed in Germany.  He married Gayle Kedl on June 27, 1959 at the United Methodist Church in Prairie du Chien.  Pie worked for the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office and was the service…

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    Nancy Ahrens

    Nancy Gail Ahrens, age 76, passed away Crossing Rivers Healthcare Center in Prairie du Chien, WI surrounded by her family on Friday, January 17, 2020. She was born on September 11, 1943 in Platteville, WI to Don and Bette Knapp. She grew up in Prairie du Chien where as a child had a love for horses and dreamt of being a cowgirl. She owned a horse named Bill, a.k.a. “Knothead Bill”. In high school she was the drum majorette for the high school band. She could twirl that baton like…

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    Shirley Gelbach

    Shirley M. Gelbach age 87 of Prairie du Chien passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at the Orchard Manor Care Center in Lancaster, WI.  She was born April 19, 1932 in Lancaster, the daughter of Parke and Lillian (Cox) Gelbach Sr.  Shirley worked at the Opportunity Center in Prairie du Chien for over 36 years. She is survived by nephews, Greg and Randy Gelbach, a niece Sheri Breuer, several great nieces and nephews, her dear friends Mary and Ken Stoeffler.  She was preceded in…

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    Patrice Norton

    Patrice J. Norton, age 67 of Garnavillo, IA passed away unexpectedly at her home on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. She was born March 11, 1952 the daughter of Fred and Marilyn (Boheim) Norton. She worked at Advance Transformer and later became a licensed practical nurse for the Mendota Mental Health Institute and Scenic Acres in Elkader, IA. She was a member of the Bible Baptist Church in Prairie du Chien. Patrice enjoyed the simple things in life including her close-knit group of friends. She…

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    Charles Marx

    Charles H. Marx age 81 of Prairie du Chien passed away Thursday, December 26, 2019 at the Prairie Maison Care Center.  He was born July 5, 1938 in Prairie du Chien the son of Hubert and Anna (Krachey) Marx. Charlie worked at Rexall’s Drug Store in Prairie du Chien, Nugent Dentistry and was a well known vendor of greeting cards and stationary which he peddled door to door in this community.  He also enjoyed mowing, raking, snow shoveling and his work at the Opportunity Center….

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    Maureen Ronewicz

    Maureen P. Ronewicz age 62 of Prairie du Chien passed away unexpectedly Monday, December 23, 2019 at her home following a brief illness.  She was born January 12, 1957 in Detroit, MI the daughter of Joseph and Faye (Johnson) McInerney.  Maureen took pride as a teacher for the State of Wisconsin at the Prairie du Chien Correctional Institution, she was a career student, a loving sister, and was loved especially by a granddaughter Angel Lucas.  She is survived by her son Brian…

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    Rosella Stagman

    Rosella I. Stagman age 92 of Bagley passed away Saturday, December 14, 2019 at the Prairie Maison Care Center.  She was born March 22, 1927 in Prairie du Chien the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (White) Check.  She married Max Stagman on September 26, 1945 at St. Gabriel’s Church in Prairie du Chien.  Together they owned and operated the Grant/Crawford Co-Op in Patch Grove, WI. They also did rural delivery for the Wisconsin State Journal for years.   Rosella…

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    John Mundt

    John C. Mundt, age 54 of Prairie du Chien passed away at his home Wednesday, December 11, 2019. He was born December 8, 1965, the son of Kelly and Ruth (Fry) Mundt. John married Vickie Valley on October 3, 1997. He was greatly involved in the Prairie du Chien community as a board member at the Fort Crawford Museum, Director of the Community Theatre, and was featured as “Mr. Prairie du Chien” in the Chamber of Commerce commercial.  John was the founder of Fallfire, an autumn…

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    Carl Kasparek

    Carl J. Kasparek, age 79 of Prairie du Chien passed away on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Crossing Rivers Health.  He was born October 6, 1940, in Wyalusing, WI the son of Frank and Nina (Clark) Kasparek.  Carl farmed, worked for the State of Wisconsin for 5 years, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office for 38 years, and retired from the 3M Company after 25 years.  He enjoyed gambling, hunting, and riding his 4 wheeler on his farm in Bagley.  He was a member of St….

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    Jerold Matousek

    Jerold J. “Jerry”  Matousek, age 67, of Prairie du Chien passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2019 surrounded by his family at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien.  He was born on February 6, 1952 in Prairie du Chien the son of Joseph and Elsie (Perrine) Matousek.  He attended and graduated from Prairie du Chien High School in 1970.  He married Judy Zable on February 4, 1978 in St. Gabriel’s Church of the Holy Family Parish.  Jerry served with…