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    Judith E. Volkmann

    Judith E. Volkmann (Dushack), age 75, passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at New Perspective Senior Living in Sun Prairie. She was born on May 10, 1944 and was the daughter of Glen and Edith (Smyth) Dushack. She loved her family and especially her grandsons Connor and Brady. She is survived by her daughters, Jennifer (Mark) Merlet, Julie (Jonathan Evans) Volkmann; two grandsons Connor and Brady Merlet; brothers Richard (Dorothy),…

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    John “Jack” Kennedy

    John “Jack” Kennedy—a romantic to the end—left this world to join his beloved wife Patricia on Valentine’s Day, February, 14, 2020 at the age of 82. He was born on August 17, 1937 to John and Julia “Pearl” in Chicago, IL. Jack married his beloved wife and best friend Patricia Salerno on December 24, 1968 in Chicago, IL. . Jack, also known as “Red,” had a zest for life that was infectious. He was a gifted storyteller with a beautiful singing…

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    Glenda Beckwith

    Glenda Kaye Beckwith, age 75, passed away Tuesday, January 28 , 2020 at home. She was the former Glenda Holton, the daughter of Harry and Esther (Soddy) Holton. She was born June 30, 1944 in Browntown. Glenda worked at General Motors and retired after 22 years. She later worked at McDonalds in Janesville. She was very good at fixing things. She is survived by her four children: Robert Beckwith, Jr. of Janesville, James “Toby” (Leanna)…

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    Sheila Innes

    Sheila Jane Innes, age 78, passed away at her house after a long illness on Thursday, January 30, 2020. She was born on September 16, 1941 in Ashland and was the daughter of Leonard and Ruth (Nystron) Giese. She married George Innes on August 21, 1965 in Ashland. The most important thing to her was always her family. She was a very devoted mom and wife. She is survived by her husband George; 2 daughters, Jennifer (Jim) Weichelt of Brookfield,…

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    Marci L. Sadek

    Marci L. Sadek passed in peace at the age of 65 on January 21, 2020. She was born January 8, 1955 in Madison, Wisconsin. As a young girl, Marci & her sister Nancy Jo were Rainbow Girls (IORA) learning and teaching the values of leadership and charity through work and involvement in their community. Marci obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Sciences from The University of Wisconsin – Madison, and was a lifelong member of the UW Alumni….

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    June E. Lee

    June Ethel Lee (nee Martinson), age 80, passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at her daughter’s home surrounded by family from small cell lung cancer. She was born on June 12, 1939 in Madison, Wisconsin to Henry (Hank) and Anna Martinson. On November 17, 1962, June married the love of her life, Donald (Don) G. Lee. He preceded her in death on December 5, 2019. June worked a variety of jobs while raising her seven children from taking…

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    Marilyn Heyerdahl

    Marilyn Rose Heyerdahl, age 88, passed away Wednesday, January 15 , 2020 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Janesville. She was the former Marilyn Brunsvold, the daughter of Norval and Belva (Eggen) Brunsvold. She was born July 6, 1931 in Orfordville. She married Stanton Radcliff Heyerdahl in Luther Valley Church on October 2, 1953. He died February 17, 1994. Marilyn graduated from Prospect Hall Secretarial College in Milwaukee and worked as a legal…

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    David Motl

    David J. Motl, age 83, went to Heaven on January 16, 2020, as he was surrounded by his family at Agrace HospiceCare. Dave was born on March 23, 1936, & was married to Vernice for 57 years. He is survived by his family Sheila (Jeff) Heiman of Marshall, Karen Motl of Tucson, Arizona, Jean (Rob) Retallick, of Deerfield, and Kathleen Motl of Memphis, Tennessee; as well as six grandchildren, Beth (Jon) Krull of Stevens Point, Sean Retallick of…

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    Linda Sue Collier

    Linda Sue Collier, age 67, passed away at home on January 13, 2020, due to complications from Inclusion Body Myositis. Linda was born on January 13, 1953, to Omer E and Pearlie (McDonald) McDannald in Pike County, IL. She married Lon Collier on June 30, 1975 in Columbia, MO. Linda taught 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade at Calvary Baptist Christian School. She also worked at the Heritage House Smorgasbord Restaurant owned by Charles Collier. She…

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    W. John Yelk

    W. John Yelk age 89 passed away peacefully at home on Monday Jan. 6, 2020. John was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. John was born Oct. 13th, 1930 to Walter Yelk and Mary (Skalitzky) Yelk. John grew up on a dairy farm on “Yelk” road outside of Sun Prairie before moving into the city in 1960. John graduated from Sun Prairie High School in 1948. He was a lifelong member of Sacred Hearts Church. John is a…

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    Geary F. Beyler

    God needed some laughter in heaven, so he called up the very best. Geary F. Beyler passed away on January 7, 2020, surrounded by family. Born to Ronald (Puck) and Rita on August 16, 1963 he was the eighth of eleven Beyler’s. Geary graduated from Edgewood High School in 1982, which is where his incredible competitive spirit and his love for football started. As a running back, he went on to break Edgewood school, and Madison city rushing…

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    Generose Jean Landphier

    Generose “Jean” D. Landphier, age 85, passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at University Hospital in Madison surrounded by her family. She was born on April 5, 1934 in Columbus and was the daughter of Alexander and Viola (Miller) Moreth. She married Phillip Landphier on June 18, 1955 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. She was an owner and operator for over 40 years of Phillip Landphier and Sons Trucking. She is survived by her…

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    Michael P. Moy

    Michael P. Moy, age 52, passed away on Thursday, December 26, 2019 at his home in Sun Prairie. He was born on January 2, 1967 in Madison and was the son of Bernard and Vera (Muckler) Moy Sr. Michael farmed for many years, which is what he enjoyed doing most. He is survived by his father Bernard Sr.; 2 sisters Kathy (John) Rock, and Debra Moy; a brother Bernard (Sandy) Moy Jr.; and a nephew Quintin Moy. He was preceded in death by his mother…

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    Sharon Meier

    Sharon K. Meier, age 79, passed away on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg with her loving family at her side. She was born on March 29, 1940 to Howard and Margaret Householder in West Bend. She graduated from high school in Salem, Indiana and attended Case Western Reserve University in Medical Technology. She married Harold Meier on April 11, 1966 at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Madison. Sharon worked at U.W….

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    Robert Gruetzmacher

    Robert Gruetzmacher, Chief Warrant Officer Four (Ret.), age 90, formerly of Merrill, passed away on December 26, 2019, in Sun Prairie. He was born on December 17, 1929, the son of George and Edna (Kuether). As a youth he was a Boy Scout, and worked in the family School Supply Store. After graduating from Lincoln high school, he was a photographer, a Radio and TV repairman, and a Broadcast Radio Engineer for WOSA & WLIN. In 1950 he entered…

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    William Truschinski

    William C. Truschinski, age 62, passed away on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at his home in Marshall. He was born on September 15, 1957 in Columbus and was the son of Edmund and Elizabeth Truschinski. He married Diane Oasen on January 22, 1977 at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Madison. William worked as the Grounds Supervisor for the Madison School District, then for Circle B Landscape Supply Company. He loved watching his grandchildren’s…

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    Harley Draves

    Orfordville/ Diamond City, Arkansas Harley Edward Draves, age 83, formerly of Orfordville, died Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at his winter home in Diamond City, Arkansas. He was born in Dodgeville, Wisconsin, November 18, 1936, the son of Edward F. and Anna F. (Tomas) Draves. He was raised on the farm in Highland, Wisconsin. He married Eileen Potter in Footville, on June 8, 1957. Harley served in the U S Army during the Berlin Crisis for 2…

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    Orville “OJ” Scheuerell

    Orville James “OJ” Scheuerell age 96, was born in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin on January 1, 1923, son of Andrew G. and Florence (Schey) Scheuerell. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth E. Bickett of Flaherty, Kentucky, on June 11, 1946. He was a graduate of Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary grade school and after attending its two year high school program went on to graduate from Sun Prairie High School in 1941. After graduation, OJ…

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    James “JC” Elliott

    James “JC” Elliott, age 60, died on Monday, December 9, 2019 at his home in Sun Prairie. He was born on October 7, 1959 in Madison to Loyce and Joan (Parmentier) Eliott. Our beloved brother went to be with our mother Joan, our sister Terri, our brother Joseph, father Bill and his many dogs. JC is survived by his brothers John (Darlene), and David; niece Stacy (Brian) Anderson; great nieces Tegan and Riley; nephew Ryan (Crystal) Whalen; and…

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    Robert D. Conners

    Robert D. Conners, age 87, passed away on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. He was born on December 27, 1931 in Madison and was the son of Lester and Ann Conners. He married Marlene Maxon on November 10, 1951. She preceded him in death in 2004 He married Joan Boyce May 2014. Bob worked at Oscar Mayer for 40 Years. He is survived by his wife Joan, 5 children,Christine (Al) of Milton, Lynn (Bob) Jones…

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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…