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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…

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    Thomas B. Suchomel

    Thomas B. Suchomel, age 67, died in the loving arms of his wife and son on Monday, July 8, 2019, at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. He was born on December 29, 1951 in Madison and was the son of Bert and Florence (Jesberger) Suchomel. He married Nancy Rademacher on August 25, 1973 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in East Bristol. Tom overcame cancer, 2 strokes, and spine surgery, but lost his courageous battle with ALS. Tom was an extremely…

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    Patricia Ann Anderson

    Patricia A. Anderson, age 88, passed away on Monday, June 24, 2019 at Sun Prairie Health Care Center. She was born on July 30, 1930 in Madison. She was the daughter of Richard and Elizabeth (Reube) Hackett. She married Arthur Anderson on December 1, 1951, at St. Bernards Catholic Church in Madison. She worked at Mother Care Maternity for 13 years after Arthur’s death. Pat is survived by her children, Nancy (Thomas) Lund of Sun Prairie,…

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    Sharon Marie Derr

    Sharon Marie (Peschl) Derr, age 62, passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early hours of June 16, 2019, in her home in Sun Prairie, WI. She was born in Madison, WI on November 7, 1956 to Donald and Dolores (Smyth) Peschl, the seventh child of 11. Her heart for people and getting to know them on a personal level shone through her many successful career ventures. Early in her life, she owned and operated an in-home daycare, where the…

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    Thomas Newcomer

    Thomas Dwight Newcomer, 84, passed away on June 8, 2019 in Orfordville, doing what he loved to do, staying busy. He was born December 13, 1934, in Janesville, Wisconsin, the son of Dwight and Marie (Laube) Newcomer. He was the oldest businessman in Orfordville, having been a funeral director owning and operating Newcomer-Silverthorn Chapel on the Hill for the past sixty-two years. As a little tyke, he roamed the streets in Brodhead and wandered…

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    Meryl Turek

    Meryl R. Turek, age 104, passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Columbia County Health Care Center. She was born on November 7, 1914 and was the daughter o f Harvey and Martha Uphoff. She married Bernard Turek on May 27, 1939 in Dubuque, IA. Meryl worked at Wisconsin Porcelain for 35 years. She is survived by her son Terry (Lois) Turek of Portage; 3 grandchildren, Debbie (Mike) Willan of Portage, Carrie (Kerry) Blaska of Lake Tomahawk,…

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    Mary Romine

    Mary A. Romine, age 77, passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Hyland Park in Sun Prairie. She was born to John and Anna Liebsch on January 9, 1942 in LaCrosse. She graduated from Winona Senior High School in 1959. She married David Romine on July 2, 1960 in Dakota, MN. Mary and Dave owned and operated a Dunkin Donuts in Madison. She worked many holiday seasons at the Wisconsin Cheeseman and she worked tax season at Comprehensive…

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    Mary Ann Mautz

    Mary Ann Mautz passed away on May 28, 2019, at her home in East Bristol. She was born on October 22 in East Bristol, the daughter of Adalbert and Antonia (Sutter) Mautz. She was a graduate of Columbus High School, Columbia County Teachers College, and UW-Whitewater where she earned her master’s degree in elementary education. She was an elementary school teacher of 4th-6th grades in Windsor, Wisconsin for 43 years. She was an active member and…

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    Elaine A. Kimmerly

    Elaine A. Kimmerly, age 90, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Cedar Crest Assisted living in Janesville surrounded by her family. She was born on May 1, 1929 and was the daughter of Roy and Martha (Guse) Matthias. She married George Kimmerly on April 24, 1948. Elaine worked at Sub Zero in Madison prior to retiring from there. She then worked 22 more years at River City Snacks, for her retirement job. She is survived by her husband…

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    Alice Ann Trapp

    Alice A. Trapp, age 78, passed away on Monday, May 13, 2019, in Columbus. She was born on June 18, 1940 in Ashton to Ambrose and Julia (Maly) Meinholz. Alice was married on August 20, 1963, to John Trapp. Alice loved her family, flowers, gardening as well as cooking. She was a member of the Christian Mothers. She is survived by her husband John; 4 children, Barb, Ron, Susan (George) Gille and Mike; 2 grandchildren, Eli and Stella; sisters…

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    Kenneth Kenny Mack

    Kenneth L. “Kenny” Mack, age 78, passed away on Friday, May 10th, 2019. Kenny was born on March 3rd, 1941, the first child of Kenneth H. & Opal G. Mack. He grew up in rural Sauk with his beloved family. Kenny graduated from Prairie du Sac High School in 1959. He married Kathy Stick in 1963, the mother of his two daughters, Deanna and Kristy. He married Carol Chase in 1995. Kenny worked at The Hanley Company in Sun Prairie for many years, and in…

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    Kathleen Ann Leahy

    Kathleen Ann Leahy, age 70, passed away peacefully on Friday May 10th, 2019 at Agrace Hospice Center in Fitchburg with her loving family by her side. She was born on October 13th, 1948 in Sheboygan, WI. She was employed by Poolies Northgate, Inn On The Park, Sports Pub and Oscar Mayer. She spent most of her time in Madison and then moving to Tallgrass Assisted Living in Sun Prairie. Some of her most cherished memories were traveling and…

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    Lennice E. Barr

    Lennice E. Barr, of Sun Prairie, passed away Wednesday April 24, 2019. Lennice was born July 29, 1929 in Colby to Edwin and Lydia (Schumann) Frome. Lennice was married to the love of her life, Don, for 68 years. Lennice is survived by her husband, Don; children Rob (Kathy) of Milwaukee, Vicki (Jim) Peterson of Saukville, Sandy (Bob) Hundt of Sun Prairie, and Lori (Rick) Govier of Oregon; grandchildren Mike Peterson, Sara Barr (Mike Norkus),…

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    Sandra Jones

    BRODHEAD – Sandra Lou Jones, 75, of Brodhead passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Saturday, April 20, 2019, after a short, but courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Freeport, Illinois on September 24, 1943, the daughter of Howard and Bernice (Phillips) Kohn. She was the mother of three daughters, Debra (Paul) Heins Brodhead, Tamara (Rob) Gibbs, Brodhead and Sheila Kessler of Janesville. She was the grandmother of…

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    James M. Hansberry

    James (Jim) Martin Hansberry, age 86, passed away gracefully at home on April 15, 2019. He was born May 9, 1932 in Reedsburg to Gilbert and Lenore (Greenwood) Hansberry. Jim was a graduate of Madison East High School class of 1952. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Jim married Marvel (Mert) Markee on June 18, 1956. Jim was an Engineer for Chicago Northwestern Railroad for 45 years and active member of the Brotherhood of…

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    Thomas M. Tubbs

    Thomas M. Tubbs, age 88, passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. Tom entered into his eternal home with our Lord surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 11, 1930 in Madison, and was the son of Monroe and Leila (Ludden) Tubbs. He married Rita Kexel on September 8, 1956 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Elkhorn. Tom graduated West High School in 1948 and attended UW Madison and Lawrence College. He…

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    Joan Noiby

    BELOIT– Joan P. Norby, age 78, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2019 at home. She was born June 3, 1940 in Orfordville, Wisconsin, the daughter of Clarence and Leonora Iolene (Georgeson) Gilbertson. Joan was a Parkview Class of 1958 graduate. She liked to remind us that she was a high school cheerleader. She was married to Ronald Norby in January 1966 in The Church by the Side of the Road, Rockton, Illinois. She was a homemaker. Joan loved…

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    Joan Norby

    BELOIT– Joan P. Norby, age 78, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2019 at home. She was born June 3, 1940 in Orfordville, Wisconsin, the daughter of Clarence and Leonora Iolene (Georgeson) Gilbertson. Joan was a Parkview Class of 1958 graduate. She liked to remind us that she was a high school cheerleader. She was married to Ronald Norby in January 1966 in The Church by the Side of the Road, Rockton, Illinois. She was a homemaker. Joan loved…

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    Charlotte Shanahan

    Charlotte C. Shanahan, age 88, passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019, at UW Hospital in Madison surrounded by her family. She was born on September 17, 1930, in Dubuque, Iowa, the daughter of Dr. Julian and Anne Nemmers. She married John Shanahan on December 27, 1950 in Dubuque.Charlotte attended the Visitation and Clarke College. She was a teacher’s aide and managed the Learning Center at Holy Ghost School. In retirement, Charlotte…

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    Gertrude Lobenstein

    Gertrude I. Lobenstein, age 96 passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2018 at Sylvan Crossings in Waunakee. She was born on Febraury 2, 1923 in Monroe and was the daughter of Louis and Lela (Seflow) Birkholz. She married Clarence Lobenstein on Feb., 26, 1942 in Wisconsin Dells. Gert was a charter member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church with her husband. She served as American Legion Auxillary President for 3 years and also volunteered at the V.A….

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    John W. Belda

    John W. Belda, age 79, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2019 at his home in Sun Prairie. John was born on August 27, 1939 in Madison and was the son of Edmund and Berniece (Runde) Belda. He married Joan Millea on June 6, 1964 at St. Cecelias Cathedral in Omaha, Nebraska in a double wedding with Joan’s sister Geri Zilm. John served in the Army Reserves. He worked alongside his father and sister at Belda Real Estate and Insurance. John was a…

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    Stanley Chadwick

    Stanley J. Chadwick, age 73, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2019, at his home in Sun Prairie. He was born on July 14, 1945 in Boscobel and was the son of Russell and Gladys (Mercer) Chadwick. He married Janet (Dollak) Hay on September 10, 1982 at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church. Stan served 3 years in the U.S Army stationed in Germany, and worked many years at the Wisconsin Cheeseman until his retirement. He is survived by his wife of…

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    Barbara Kahl

    Barbara Jean (Tonstad) Kahl, 57, of Belleville, WI, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, WI surrounded by her loved ones. She was born the daughter of Lawrence and Mary Tonstad, on April 8, 1961 in Madison, WI. Barb graduated from La Follette High School in 1979. She is survived by her 6 children; David (Samantha Lawler) Tonstad, Erica (Paul) Baxter, Dustin (Kelly) Kahl, Megan …

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    Magdalen Maggie Birrenkott

    Magdalen (Maggie) A. Birrenkott, age 86, passed away on Friday, March 22, 2019, at Hyland Crossings in Sun Prairie. She was born on Nov. 5, 1932, in DeForest. Maggie was married on April 8, 1953, to her lifelong love, Reuben, at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church in Sun Prairie, sharing 61 years until his death in 2014. For Maggie, “home” was the 82-acre farm she shared with Reuben near North Bristol for nearly 60 years. There, she dedicated her life…

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    Charles E. Hart

    Charles E. Hart. Age 89, passed away at St. Mary’s hospital in Madison on Sunday, March 17, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was born on January 6, 1930, in Marshall, the son of Earl and Ella (Jaeger) Hart. Charles graduated from Marshall High School in 1948, and from the Wisconsin Institute of Mortuary Science in Milwaukee in June 1951. Charles served in the United States Marine Corp. from 1951-1953. Charles was also a member of the…

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    Monsignor Douglas Dushack

    Monsignor Douglas L. Dushack, age 73, passed away on Friday, March 15, 2019 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. He was born in Madison on December 21, 1945 to Glen and Edith (Smyth) Dushack. He is survived by his brothers Richard (Dorothy), James, and Dennis; sisters Ruth (Orville) Frank, Judy Volkmann, Linda Gladem, and Donna (Dan) Wells; brother-in-law Ernest Johnson and sisters-in-law, Janet and JoAnn Dushack and many nieces, nephews…

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    Margaret Soma

    Margaret Soma, age 90, passed away at home in Sun Prairie on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. She was born on June 12, 1928, in Monroe County to Louis and Lela (Seflow) Birkholz. She married Nenfred Soma on June 12, 1947 in Wisconsin Dells. Margaret worked at Wisconsin Porcelain and the Sun Prairie School System. She is survived by a son Kenneth of Sun Prairie; daughter Judy (Emil) Lesch of Blueberry, TN; 2 grandchildren Nick Lesch and Ryan …

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    Harold John Christian

    Harold J. Christian, age 88, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2019 at New Perspective Senior Living in Sun Prairie. He was born on December 9, 1930 to Reinhold and Ella (Dobberpuhl) Christian in the township of Theresa, WI. He was baptized on December 21, 1930 and confirmed on June 11, 1944 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Teresa, WI. Harold graduated from Mayville High School in 1948 and joined the U.S. Air Force in 1951 where he served during the…

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    Maxentia Fern Gomes

    Maxentia F. Gomes, age 87, passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. Max was born on January 5, 1932 in Madison. She was the daughter of Herthert and Colette (Brown) Retzlaff. She married Herman Gomes in Madison. Max worked as a Special Education Aid at Sun Prairie High School for many years. She is survived by her 4 daughters, Coletta (Gary) Haarklau of Marshfield, Rena (Brian) Weber of Ashland,…

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    Edith May Wetzel

    Edith Mae Wetzel She was born February 12, 1925 in Columbia County, Wisconsin to Lee and Merna (née Dunning). She married Milton Albert Wetzel on August 5, 1947. Went to her heavenly home on March 4th, 2019. Ede is how she’d sign her name when corresponding with friends. She did an awesome job as a wife to Milton, “Bud”, and as a mother raising six children on a farm in York Center, Wisconsin. When farming life came to an end, she and…

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    Leona Nichols

    Leona Louise (Baraga) Nichols passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 2, 2019. Leona was born on May 8, 1924 in the Upper Peninsula town of Channing, Michigan. She was the youngest of nine children of Karl and Louise Baraga, who immigrated to the United States from Austria. After graduating from Channing High School in 1942, Lee moved to Milwaukee to attend the Business Institute of Milwaukee. She was working as a receptionist at the…

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    Helen “Bette” Krebs

    Helen “Bette” Krebs, age 95, passed away on Friday, March 1, 2019, at Prairie Gardens in Sun Prairie. She was born on August 29, 1923, the daughter of Alvin and Helen (Haberman) Motl. On October 9, 1945 she married Lloyd Krebs in Marshall. They farmed for fifty years in the Sun Prairie area. Bette loved playing cards and she was also a Green Bay Packers and Badger fan. Bette is survived by 4 sons Tom (Julie) of Sun Prairie, Jim (Barb) of…