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    Alice Violet Bakke

    Alice V. Bakke, age 90, passed away peacefully at St. Mary’s Hospital, with her family by her side on Monday, December 9, 2019. She was the last daughter of Carl and Nellie (Mueller) Reinen, born on January 3, 1929 in the township of Sun Prairie. She married Leo Bakke on July 30, 1948. Alice thrived on her ability to help others. Her volunteering was her proudest aspect of her life. She helped start our local Sun Prairie Food Pantry and…

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    Donald G. Lee

    Donald “Don” G. Lee, age 83, died on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at home from complications related to Parkinson’s Disease. He was born on April 23, 1936 in the Town of Bristol. He was the son of Ernest and Hazel (Ihland) Lee. He married June Martinson on November 17, 1962. Don worked at Lake City and Prairie Glass until he became a full time farmer and retired from that in 2000. He liked stock car racing, bowling, horseshoes and watching…

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    Lilly Grace Gosda

    Lilly Grace Gosda, age 99, died peacefully on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Madison. She was born July 22, 1920 in Alabama, the daughter of Charles and Myra (Tucker) Glover. Lilly was married to Elmer H. Gosda September 2, 1941 in Milton, Wisconsin. Lilly worked at the K-Mart in Janesville. She loved to bowl and at age 99 was a active member on a bowling league. She loved to gamble, crochet, play cards, play bingo, dance,…

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    Janette A. Auby

    Janette A. Auby, age 93, passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2019, at Larson House in Columbus. She was born on March 23, 1926, in North Bristol to William and Hattie (Klubertanz) Tuschen. She married David Auby on June 23, 1951 at Sacred Hearts Church. Janette worked at Gardner bakery for 27 years, retiring in 1989. She was an excellent cook, who loved decorating for the holidays, especially her extravagant Christmas trees. She enjoyed…

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    Robert Bakke

    Robert Bakke, 83, passed away Thursday, November 28, 2019 at Beloit Memorial Hospital. He was born on July 21, 1936 in Beloit and was the son of Howard and Gladys (Klug) Bakke. Bob and his twin Brother Donald were partners in B&B Builders. He also served in the National Guard for 9 years He is survived by his children: William (Colleen) Bakke of Tennessee, Susan Bakke of Brodhead, John (Patty) Bakke of Waukesha, 3 grandchildren: Shaina …

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    Albert M. Boe

    Albert M. Boe, age 89, passed away on Monday, November 25, 2019 at his home. He was born on April 11, 1930 in Madison and was the son of Andrew and Bernice (Taylor) Boe. He married Gladys Subera on February 5, 1949 at Trinity Lutheran in Madison. Al later bought his own company American Fasteners. He was a Cub Scout Leader of Pack 329, loved Polka music and playing the concertina as “Fat Albert”.He is survived by his wife, Gladys; 2 sons,…

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    Jerome C. Schroud

    Jerome C. Schroud, age 83, passed away on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at Columbus Hospital. He was born on August 8, 1936, in the Town of Bristol and was the son of Otto and Dora Schroud. He married Ruth Midthun on October, 20, 1956, at Sacred Hearts. Jerome was a Mechanic at Johnson Sales for many years and also a farmer. He is survived by his wife Ruth; four children Sue Hahn, Linda (Doug) Hahn, Annette (Alan) Weisensel, and John Schroud all…

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    George Kimmerly

    George D. Kimmerly, age 92, passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Cedar Crest Assisted living in Janesville surrounded by his family. He was born on December 18, 1926 in Madison and was the son of George and Laura (Larson) Kimmerly. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served on the U.S.S. Massachusetts at the end of WWII. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post 7591. George worked as an inspector for the Wisconsin State Patrol and…

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    Jeanette Muller

    Forreston, IL/ Sun Prairie, WI Jeanette C. Muller, age 91, passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 in Sun Prairie, WI. She was born on February 7, 1928 in Chadwick, IL, to Clarence and Edna (Honberger) Lang. Jeanette’s faith and family were her priorities. She volunteered for many years at church as an organist and pianist. Jeanette loved quilting, baking and sewing. She is survived by her children, Vicki (Rolland) Scheffner of Leaf…

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    Laverne “Doc” Brumm

    Laverne “Doc” Brumm, age 79, of Sun Prairie died peacefully at home on November 16, 2019. Doc was born on May 19, 1940, in the Town of Medina, the son of Frederick and Catherine (Kottwitz) Brumm. Doc worked at Dairy Equipment Company in Madison, retiring in 2005. He graduated from Columbus High School in 1958 where he excelled in multiple sports. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in April of 1959. He served his country until 1962. Survivors…

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    Margaret Ringelstetter

    Margaret Ringelstetter passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2019, at the age of 93. She was born on July 14, 1926 to Jacob and Frieda (Aeschlimann) Schiess. She married Victor Ringelstetter on September 22, 1948. Victor called her his “Mein Margaret”. Together she and Victor raised five children. She enjoyed spending time with family and really loved playing cards with her friends. She will be deeply missed, but we also know memories of…

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    Hugh “Rob” Roberts

    Hugh “Rob” Roberts, age 89, passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at his home in Sun Prairie. He was born on September 13, 1930 in Beaver Dam, to Hubert and Etta Mae (Dale) Roberts. Hugh graduated from Beaver Dam High class of ’49. He was employed as a draftsman at Metalfab Inc. He joined the U.S. Airforce in 1951. Upon discharge, met a pretty young U.W. coed, Jane Oestreich, he too decided to become a Badger, and married that coed in…

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    Ann Schroeder

    DeForest Ann Marie Schroeder, age 76, passed away on Monday, November 4, 2019 at her home. She was born on January 31, 1943 in Columbus and was the daughter of William and Susan (Kaiser) Rebholz. She married Kenneth Schroeder on September 21, 1963 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in East Bristol. Ann farmed with her husband for 50 years in the DeForest area. She was very active at St. Joseph’s Parish where she was baptized, attended school…

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    Karen Frie

    Karen A. Frie, 78, died on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center, Janesville. She was born on July 24, 1941 in Monroe, Wisconsin the daughter of Philip and Bernice (Appleman) Evans. Karen married Ernest Frie, Sr. on June 13, 1959 in Footville. She did foster care in her home. Karen loved to bowl and do ceramics. Her joy in life was family and watching the grandchildren and great grandchildren grow. Survivors are her…

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    Cynthia Schuch

    Cynthia Marie Schuch, age 36, passed away on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. She was born on September 6, 1983 and was the daughter of Charles and Brenda (Schwochert) Schuch. Cindy lived for her children whom were her pride and joy. She was also active in Breast Cancer Awareness and Camp Kesem. She is survived by her children, Cody McCown, Liam Larson and Isabel Larson; her parents Chuck and Brenda and many aunts,…

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    Todd Herrick

    SUN PRAIRIE Todd Martin Herrick, 59, died peacefully at his home in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin on Sunday, October 20, 2019. Born July 6, 1960 in Brookfield, Todd lived all his life in Wisconsin where he could enjoy hunting and fishing, most often up north with his best friend, Dan Dicka. He worked as an electrician with IBEW 159. Survivors include his son, Jacob (Tiffany) and grandson Colton, and daughter, Teresa, all of Sun Prairie; sister-in…

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    Arthur Johnson

    Arthur Owen Johnson, age 82, passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 in William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Middleton. He was born August 6, 1937 in Afton, Wisconsin, the son of Palmer and Hilda (Simonson) Johnson. Art graduated in 1956 from Orfordville High School. He went into the U S Army in 1957 and was discharged in 1963. He met Virginia Williams in Colorado Springs when he was in the service. Art and Virginia (Williams)…

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    James “Jim” Burke

    James “Jim” P. Burke, age 79, passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. He was born on December 15, 1939 to Carl and Sena (Johnson) Burke. He married Judi (Brassington) Stinson. He is survived by Marion (Chuck Henderson) Burke Falch, Kenneth (Bonnie Higgins) Burke, Joseph (Jane) Stinson, Riley Stanek, Turner (Rebekkah) Stanek, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by Delbert,…

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    Donna M. Derr

    Donna Marie Derr, age 80, passed away peacefully on October 12, 2019 at Agrace Hospice Care in Fitchburg, WI. She was born on April 8, 1939 in the town of Wyocena, WI and was the daughter of Leo and Ineata (Slivinski) Fitzgerald. She graduated from Pardeeville High School in1957. As a young woman, she moved to Madison and worked for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. While in Madison, she met her husband, Leon on a blind date. They…

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    Lee Roy Dixson

    Lee Roy E. Dixson, age 90, passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at his home. He was born on May 7, 1929 in Des Moines, Iowa and was the son of Lee Roy and Florence (Aldrin) Dixson. He married Carmel DiAquila on Sept. 9, 1951 in Waukegan, IL. He served in the U.S. Army at the end of WWII. Lee Roy worked for many years until his retirement from the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. He is survived by his wife Carmel; son Mark (Debbie)…

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    Evelyn I. Branshaw

    Evelyn (nee Smith) (Piazza) Branshaw was called by those who passed before her on Oct. 3, 2019 to embark on her final adventure. She passed at the home of her youngest daughter, embraced in the love of family and caregivers. She was born Evelyn Irene Smith on Jan. 27, 1929 to Russel Smith and Ethel (nee Taylor) Smith and was a lifelong resident of Madison, WI. She attended and graduated from both Frank Allis School and East High School. She…

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    Harriet Elise Penny

    Elise McHugh Penny, of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on October 6, 2019, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. Born Harriet Elise McHugh in Chicago, Illinois, on June 21, 1938, she was the third child of Robert McHugh and Harriet Bernice Abbaduska McHugh. She grew up in Evanston, Il and was a 1960 graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. Elise married Richard John Penny in Evanston…

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    Iris Reamer

    Iris Nan Reamer passed away on September 28, 2019. She was born in Lake Mills on June 16th, 1929, to the late Martha (Klecker) Kilian and William Kilian. Iris was married to Howard Reamer on October 6, 1951. Iris was a graduate of Lake Mills High School, class of 1946. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Iris enjoyed time with family, walking, playing cards, ceramics, bowling, dancing and watching Wheel of Fortune. …

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    Nancy Fountain

    SUN PRAIRIE – Nancy Fountain, age 82, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. She was born on May 6, 1937, daughter of Bert and Sara (Koljonen) Taylor. Nancy was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. After her June 1955 graduation from Houghton High School, Nancy had her first job as a secretary for the local Power Company. On Aug. 1, 1959 she married her former spouse, Jack…

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    Patrick A. Zingshiem

    Patrick A. Zingshiem, age 70, passed away peacefully, surrounded by many family members, on Wednesday September 11, 2019, at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. He was born on November 23, 1948 in Madison, to Anthony and Mary (Trainer) Zingshiem. He is survived by his wife Dianne Vandenbergh; children Scott (Gale) Long, Justin (Kara) Gammeter, Mike Gammeter, Brian (Beth) Long, Tammy (Jake) Howe, and Beth (Tim) Watson; 14 grandchildren; 7 great…

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    John A. Socha

    John A. Socha, age 92, died on Tuesday September 10, 2019 at his home in Marshall. He was born on October 22, 1926. He served in the U.S. Army in the Philippines. John worked for Ryerson Steel Company in Chicago. He moved to Marshall 4 years ago to live with his daughter. He is survived by daughter, Nancy (Steven) Chadwick; 5 grandchildren Emily Chadwick, Rebecca (Troy) Loga, Alex (Amanda Larson) Chadwick, Joseph Chadwick (Frannie Fradette) ,…

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    Barbara Ann “Polly” Seib

    Barbara Ann “Polly” Seib, age 86, died Sunday, September 8, 2019 at her home. She was born on April 16, 1933 at home in Columbus and was the daughter of Clemence and Frances (Haberman) Weisman. She married Richard Seib on May 15, 1952 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in East Bristol. Polly was a homemaker who loved to cook, can and bake. She loved her tobacco and chickens. She worked at North Bristol Gun Club for 11 years helping…

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    Harold J. Kumbalek

    Harold J. Kumbalek, age 89, passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2019 in Rio. He was born on May 19, 1930 in Appleton, WI to Norbert and Lydia (Eichhorst) Kumbalek. He married Mary Ann Cenefelt on October 16, 1972 in Las Vegas. Harold served his country for 20 years in the U.S. Marine Corps retiring as a GySgt. He served 2 tours in Vietnam, volunteering for the second. He was also stationed in Okinawa and Kodiak Island, AK. Harold was a…

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    Hazel Simonson

    Hazel Marie (Easton) Simonsen, age 95, passed away peacefully on August, 12 at Cedar Crest due to congestive heart failure. Hazel was born in a farmhouse in Plymouth Township on April 18, 1924 to Arnie and Lulu Easton. She completed 8th grade in a one-room school house, which she attended with other family members. The passing of her father at a young age prompted Hazel to start working as a house cleaner to help support herself and her family….

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    Dolores Cox

    Dolores M. Cox, age 81, passed away Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at Oak Park Place, Janesville. She was born on December 8, 1937 in Viroqua, Wisconsin, the daughter of Virgil and Alice (Flamme) Thomas, Sr. Dolores graduated from LaFarge High School. Dolores and Jerome Cox were married May 23, 1959 in Viroqua. Dolores worked for General Motors and retired after 18 years of employment. She was also employeed at Gibbs Mfg. and was a child care…

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    Carolyn Jones

    Pittsville/Orfordville Carolyn Ann Jones, age 70, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. She was born on March 27, 1949. She married Ronald Jones Sr. on June 1, 1968 in Milton. In 1998 Carolyn and Ron moved to Pittsville where they owned and operated the Pittsville Bakery for 4 years She loved hunting and fishing and was a former 4-H leader in Spring Valley 4-H She is survived by her husband Ronald; 3 sons Ronald Jr.,…

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    Marilyn M. Reininger

    Marilyn M. Reininger, nee Tuschen, age 89, a long time resident of Sun Prairie passed away on Sunday August 11, 2019 in Sun Prairie. Marilyn was the daughter of Frank and Cecelia (Schey) Tuschen. After her parents retired and sold their General Store in North Bristol, the family moved to Sun Prairie and eventually into the home that her Grandmother had built, which she later would own herself. Marilyn was very proud of and loved her home. …

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    Lyle Timm

    Lyle Grimes Timm, age 97, of Janesville, Wisconsin, died on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Cedar Crest, Janesville. Lyle was born November 13, 1921 in Town of Avon, Wisconsin, the son of David and Hattie (Grimes) Timm. Lyle graduated from Brodhead High School in 1940. He married his high school sweetheart Irma Carol Gilbert on October 21, 1944 at East Luther Valley Church. He was engaged in farming on the family farm for a short period of time….

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    Lyle Timm

    Lyle Grimes Timm, age 97, of Janesville, Wisconsin, died on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Cedar Crest, Janesville. Lyle was born November 13, 1921 in Town of Avon, Wisconsin, the son of David and Hattie (Grimes) Timm. Lyle graduated from Brodhead High School in 1940. He married his high school sweetheart Irma Carol Gilbert on October 21, 1944 at East Luther Valley Church. He was engaged in farming on the family farm for a short period of time….

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    Mary Ann Wagner

    Mary Ann Wagner, age 65, died on Monday, August 5, 2019 in Sun Prairie at Crossroads Care Center. She was born on November 5, 1953 in Madison to Bernard “Poppy” and Dorothy (Fredenberg) Wagner. She graduated Sun Prairie High School in 1971. Mary worked on a local tobacco farm and at The Wisconsin Porcelain Company. She enjoyed going to The Dells visiting family at their trailer, traveling, and having grill outs at “The Shop”. She had a deep…

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    Sharolyn Lea Prendergast

    Sharolyn L. Prendergast, age 70, passed away on Wednesday July 31, 2019, in Madison. She was born in Madison on March 1, 1949 to Robert and Bernice (Pederson) Yelk. In 1997 she married Rich Prendergast in Baraboo. Sharolyn worked for the State of Wisconsin for many years. She was a hardworking people person, with a magnetic personality, who overcame many obstacles throughout her life. She is survived by her husband; son Kurt Marking; 3…

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    Randy Keith Renz

    Randy K. Renz passed away on July 31, 2019 at the age of 65 at the VA Hospice Care facility in Madison. He was born on June 13, 1954 and was the son of Lloyd and Eunice (Schofield) Renz. He passed ever so peacefully, much like he lived his life; with his sister Rhonda, brother Greg, and friend Kevin at his bedside. Shortly after they told him it was okay to go, Randy took his last breath on this earth and entered the joyous world of those who…

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    Rudy Kopp

    The old lion is dead. On July 28, 2019, Rudy Kopp, age 92, ceased to be, at Wood’s Crossing, Brodhead, owing to metastatic lung cancer. He has passed on, kicked the bucket, shuffled off this mortal coil, run down the curtain, and joined the choir invisible. He is an ex person. Rudy was born on March 2, 1927 to Swiss immigrants in a place called Rat Hollow, which is in western Green County, Wisconsin. He liked to say that if a man didn’t do any…

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    Barbara Jean Storm-Brager

    Barbara Storm-Brager, age 58, passed away after a 2 year battle with brain cancer on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at her home in Marshall. She was born on November 3, 1960 in Madison. She was the daughter of Marvin and Donna (Duerst) Storm. She married Matthew Brager on September 16, 1989 at St. Paul Catholic Church in Madison. She worked for 30 years at Central Wisconsin Center as a Recreational Therapist and Aide. She loved painting and…