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    Donald Lichte Sr.

    Donald Lichte Sr. Reedsburg   Donald H. Lichte, age 84, Reedsburg, passed away at home peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. He was born on March 10, 1935 in Westfield Township (Loganville), the son of Henry and Mildred Lichte. He graduated from Reedsburg High School in 1953 and was an Alumni of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business. Donald was united in marriage to Kay Temte in 1958. Donald was involved in the Lichte Insurance Agency famil…

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    Delores Mittlesteadt

    Delores Mittlesteadt Reedsburg   Delores B. Mittlesteadt, age 97, of Reedsburg, passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at the Reedsburg Area Medical Center. She was born on July 29, 1922 in Winfield Township, Sauk County, Wisconsin, the daughter of John D. and Lauretta (Cutsforth) Fuller. She was a 1939 graduate of Reedsburg High School. On February 12, 1941, she was united in marriage to Russell Mittlesteadt at the Little Brown Church in Dubuque, Iowa. Following their marriage she far…

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    Brandon Thorp

    Brandon Thorp Wisconsin Dells Brandon Regis Thorp, age 24, passed away peacefully February 22, 2020. Brandon was born November 19, 1995 in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Brandon’s largest accomplishment in life was being a father to his son, Jaxon Carter Thorp who was born on October 14, 2017.  Brandon was known for his large smile. He was able to light up a room with his personality and also attracted attention when in a group setting. Brandon spent most of his time on the Mississippi River, Wis…

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    Keith Holcomb

    Keith Holcomb Reedsburg Keith Allen Holcomb went to be with Jesus on February 20, 2020 after a long struggle with COPD.  Keith was born in Monroe, Wisconsin, on July 12, 1938, to Leon (“Flib”) and Alma (VanMeter) Holcomb. As a child, he lived in Monroe, Monticello, and Hollandale, where his Dad was a Cheesemaker. Keith graduated from Monroe HS in 1956 and joined the Navy. He spent two years Active duty and four years in the Navy Reserves. After discharge from the Navy, he spent 16 years …

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    Irmgard Degner

    Irmgard Degner Reedsburg Irmgard B. Degner, age 84, of Reedsburg, passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. Irma is survived by her children, Sandra (Arthur) Foltz of Saratoga Springs, UT, Eugene (Tammy) Degner of Torrance, CA, and Daniel (Dixie) Degner of Arena, WI; grandchildren: Angela (Geoff) Evans, Steven (Lisa) Foltz and Kayla Degner; great-grandchildren: Penny, Harvey, Isaac, Greer and Newell; a sister, Agnes; many nieces and nephews along with other…

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    Lorraine Krueger

    Lorraine Krueger Reedsburg Lorraine E. Krueger, age 89, of Reedsburg, passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2020. On September 13, 1952 she was united in marriage to Eugene Krueger.  He preceded her in death January 13, 2015. She is survived by her children, Kay (Rob) Leyden, and Kent Krueger, both of Florida A brief prayer service for Lorraine E. Krueger will be conducted at 2:00 P.M., Monday, February 10, 2020 at the Farber Funeral Home in Reedsburg with Rev. Robert Moberg, interim past…

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    Elizabeth Hanko

    Elizabeth Hanko Cazenovia Elizabeth J. Hanko, age 89, of Cazenovia, passed away at Pine Valley Health Care Center on Saturday, February 8, 2020. She was born on January 3, 1931 in Pennsylvania, the daughter of Peter and Kathryn (Stengel) Kneip. On August 23, 1947, she was united in marriage to Bernard J. Hanko. This marriage was blessed with two children Judith and Donald.  Betty loved to bake and had been a cook and custodian at Weston High School. She enjoyed collecting dishes and stam…

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    Mary Matyskela

    Mary Matyskela LaValle Mary L. Matyskela, age 81, of LaValle, passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2020. She was born on October 19, 1938 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of James and Helen (Klein) McHugh. On February 7, 1959 she was united in marriage to Lawrence Matyskela. This marriage was blessed with three children. Mary enjoyed quilting the most, sewing and owls. She was preceded in death by her parents. Mary is survived by her husband, Lawrence of LaValle; children, Cheryl Pyshos of Las Ve…

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    Joseph Kast

    Joseph Kast Reedsburg Joseph J. Kast, age 79, of Reedsburg, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 3, 2020 at Casa De Oakes. He was born on January 29, 1941, in Richland Center, WI, the son of George and Molly (Fargen) Kast. On November 22, 1958, he was united in marriage to Shirley E. Monskey. This marriage was blessed with three children. Joe was in auto sales for Kleeber Ford and Berning Motors for many years. He owned and operated Villa Inn in Hillpoint for 11 years until they sold th…

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    Paul Mittelsteadt

    Paul Mittelsteadt Reedsburg, WI/St. Paul, MN   Paul Dean Mittelsteadt, 81, of Reedsburg, WI, son of Reinhold C. and Frona P. (Schuette) Mittelsteadt, passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at Gracewood Advanced Assisted Living and Memory Care of Highland in St. Paul, MN after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Paul worked as a heavy equipment mechanic at G.I. Case in Shakopee, MN for 30 years and for the last 10 years before his retirement in 2008 at Reedsburg High School as a custodian. H…

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    Mildred Hulberg

    Mildred Hulberg Sauk City/Reedsburg   Mildred L. Hulberg, age 99, of Sauk City, passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at St. Clare Hospice House in Baraboo. She was born on September 3, 1920 in Corwith, Iowa, the daughter of Charles A. and Millicent B. (Farrell) Shelton. She was a 1938 graduate of Kanawha High School in Kanawha, IA. On November 19, 1941, she was united in marriage to Ardo M. Hulberg in Kirkville, Missouri.  Mildred and her husband farmed in Iowa until 1965, then …

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    Delores Farber

    Delores Farber Reedsburg Delores L. Farber, age 87, of Reedsburg, passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at Our House Assisted Living in Reedsburg. She was born on November 20, 1932 in Hillpoint, WI, the daughter of Ernest and Meta (Kruse) Meyer. Delores graduated from Reedsburg High School. On February 3, 1951, she was united in marriage to Ivan W. Farber at St. John Lutheran Church in Hillpoint, WI. This marriage was blessed with four children. Delores worked as a surgical technician at…

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    Margaret Grendahl

    Margaret Grendahl Reedsburg Margaret M. Grendahl, age 88, peacefully passed away Friday, January 24, 2020 at the Reedsburg Senior Life Center. She was born November 1, 1931 in Spring Grove Township, WI. Margaret received her degree in nursing, and pursued her career in pediatric nursing which included educating others. She enjoyed her family most. Throughout the years, she loved to travel, garden, enjoy her pets and show off her great-grandson Griffin. Anyone who knew Margaret knew she was tr…

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    Scott Bourgeois

    Scott Bourgeois Wisconsin Dells Scott Anthony Bourgeois, age 57, of Wisconsin Dells, passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020 at Wisconsin Dells Health Services. He was born on December 16, 1962 in Ashland, WI, the son of Theodore Benjamin and Eileen (Carroll) Bourgeois Jr. On June 24, 1989, he was united in marriage to Virginia Rae Hewitt in Menomonee Falls, WI. She preceded him in death on October 15, 2015. Scott was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Virginia; brother, Bruce Bourge…

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    Elgie Laeseke

    Elgie Laeseke Rural Lyndon Station Elgie Archie Laeseke, age 63, of rural Lyndon Station, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 26, 2020. He was born on July 5, 1956, the son of Louis Selden and Emma Jean (Ewing) Laeseke in Reedsburg. He was the sixth of seven children. Elgie was named after a great-uncle, Elgie Selden, and his grandfather, Archie Ewing.  He was a 1974 graduate of Webb High School, Reedsburg. Elgie farmed for most of his life. He was the family historian and spent …

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    Lorraine Retzlaff

    Lorraine Retzlaff Milwaukee Lorraine L. Retzlaff, age 67, of Milwaukee, passed away on Friday, January 17, 2020 at Abundant Life Manor East. She was born on September 12, 1952 in Milwaukee, WI, the daughter of Willis B. and Bernadine D. (Harrison) Retzlaff. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Linda Mackey. Lorraine is survived by her sisters, Mary J. (Vince) Misia and Connie Heiser. Private family graveside rites were held at Oak Lawn Cemetery in LaValle. The Farber Funeral …

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    Jerry Johansen

    Jerry Johansen Reedsburg   Jerry D. Johansen, age 62, of Reedsburg, passed away of a heart attack, unexpectedly, on Friday, January 17, 2020, at the Reedsburg Area Medical Center.  He was born on January 18, 1957, in Reedsburg, WI, the son of Charles and Joan (Nachreiner) Johansen.  Jerry attended Sacred Heart Catholic School and was a 1975 graduate of Webb High School, after which he attended MATC, Madison.  He was employed for over 35 years at Grede Foundry where he work…

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    June Schara

    June Schara Reedsburg   June T. Schara, age 92, of Reedsburg, passed away on Friday, January 17, 2020, at Our House Assisted Living in Reedsburg. June was born on September 4, 1927 to Herbert and Sylvia (Bryant) Reinfeldt in Union Center, WI. She was united in marriage to Lawrence Schara on November 29, 1945 at St. John Lutheran Church in Baraboo. This marriage was blessed with six children. June was a dedicated Christian and devoted wife. She and Lawrence farmed in Loganville, WI, until…

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    Henry Both Jr.

    Henry Both Jr. Reedsburg Henry John Both Jr., age 89, of Reedsburg, passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at his home. He was born on September 25, 1930 in Chicago, IL, the son of Henry J. Sr. and Jean (Rathnow) Both.   He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy Reserve and U.S. Marine Corp during the Korean War. On February 25, 1956 he was united in marriage to Phyllis Mueller at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Chicago, IL. Henry was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Chu…

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    Phillip Denman

    Phillip Denman Reedsburg Phillip Denman, age 67, of Reedsburg, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 4, 2020, surrounded by his family.  He was born on December 26,1952, in Richland Center, WI, the son of Gaylord and Irene (Fuller) Denman.  Phil farmed most of his life first on the family farm near Richland Center and later on his farm in rural Rock Springs.  He was also employed for several years with Grede Foundry in Reedsburg.  He was a dedicated driver for Amish …

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    Carol Onate

    Carol Onate Reedsburg Carol Helen Onate, age 74, of Reedsburg passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 5, 2020, with her husband by her side.  She was born on November 20, 1945, the daughter of Joseph and Adeline (Banasiak) Lempa.  On October 23, 1976, Carol was united in marriage to Thomas J. Onate.  Carol was employed with Harris Bank in Lombard, IL for several years. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Thomas; her daughter, Lisa Onate; sister, Ann and Joe “Bud” Sala…

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    Nadine Borkowski

    Nadine Borkowski Reedsburg Nadine Marie Borkowski, age 74, of Reedsburg, passed away on Monday, January 6, 2020. She was born on August 19, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Michael and Tillie (Klowski) Dubec. She united in marriage to Florian Borkowski in 1964 in Chicago, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her parents. Nadine is survived by her husband, Florian of Reedsburg; daughters Deborah (Michael) Pare of Kenosha, and Kerry (William) Hamilton of Lake Delton; and three grand…

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    William Boardman

    William Boardman Reedsburg William H. Boardman, age 76, of Reedsburg, passed away on Friday, January 3, 2020. He was born on April 3, 1943 to Hawley and Constance (Wright) Boardman in Mauston, WI. Despite being legally blind, he worked many jobs throughout his life. He also enjoyed many outdoor activities with his dogs. William was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Reedsburg and had planted many of the trees around the church. He was united in marriage to his wife of 44 years, Shirley (An…

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    John Roeckers

    John Roeckers Reedsburg John D. Roeckers, age 73, of Reedsburg, passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on January 27, 1946 in Ottawa, Kansas, the son of John H. and Evelyn B. (Brummel) Roeckers. On December 26, 1966, he was united in marriage to Beverly Ann Guilfoyle at St. John Catholic Church in Greeley, Kansas. John attended school in Richmond, KS until the school closed. He was a 1964 graduate of Greeley High School. He went to Emporia Stat…

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    Helen Schulte

    Helen Schulte Reedsburg Helen A. Schulte, age 100, of Reedsburg, passed away on Monday, December 30, 2019 at the Sauk County Health Care Center, surrounded by her family. She was born on January 28, 1919 in Sauk County, WI, the daughter of Thomas and Veronica (Dischler) Bindl.  She was married to Russell Fingerhut February 7, 1939, till his death on October 23, 1955.  On July 12, 1969 Helen married Harold Schulte.  Harold preceded her on death February 17, 2003. Helen loved gar…

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    James Pelton

    James Pelton Town Winfield James W. Pelton, age 91, of Reedsburg, passed away on Friday, December 27, 2019 at the Reedsburg Area Medical Center. Private family services will take place at a later date. A memorial fund has been established in his name. The Farber Funeral Home, Reedsburg, is assisting the family. Complete obituary details will be announced James W. Pelton, age 91, of Reedsburg, passed away on Friday, December 27, 2019 at the Reedsburg Area Medical Center. Private family service…

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    Virginia Safran

    Virginia Safran Reedsburg Virginia A. Safran, age 91, of Reedsburg, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 24, 2019, surrounded by her family and much love. She was born on June 25, 1928 in Chicago, IL, the oldest of two sisters. She was married to the late Victor Joseph Safran, the love of her life for 54 years. Virginia retired after many years of service from the University of Chicago where she worked as a student loan officer.  She will always be remembered as a loving and car…

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    Miriam Garvey

    Miriam Garvey Reedsburg Miriam “Mickey” Irene Garvey, age 89, of Reedsburg, passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at Casa de Oakes. She was born on September 24, 1930 in LaCrosse, WI, to Irene and Andrew Hoffman, the second of four girls. She graduated from Aquinas High School and St. Francis School of Nursing. On April 24, 1954 she was united in marriage to James Garvey at Holy Trinity Church in LaCrosse. She was preceded in death by her husband James in 2011; her parents; her sister Fe…

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    Donald Retzlaff

    Donald Retzlaff Baraboo Donald J. Retzlaff, age 82, of Baraboo, passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at St. Clare Hospice House. He was born on January 6, 1937 in Reedsburg, WI, the son of Wylder E. and Esther J. (Feltz) Retzlaff. He was a 1956 graduate of Webb High School. He had worked at Badger Ordnance, Stan’s Lumber Yard in Lyndon Station and the Dells Lumber Company. Donald was preceded in death by his wife Sally; parents; a brother Philip; a sister Lois (Art) Moore and nephew Dal…

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    Frederick Sass

    Frederick Sass Reedsburg Frederick “Freddy” F. Sass, age 91, of Reedsburg, passed away on Sunday, December 22, 2019. He was born on January 25, 1928 in Brooklyn, WI, the son of Frederick and Ruth (Tourdot) Sass. Freddy served in the US Army in Korea.   His passion in life was fishing and hunting with his children. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Shirley, a son David, grandson Jacob Pellegrin, sisters and brothers; Anne, Louella, Rosella, Mary, Ann, John and Lawrence. Freddy…