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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…

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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…