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Arland McKittrick

Viola, WI

Belva Copus

Gays Mills, WI

Pearl Swiggum

Soldiers Grove, WI

Luella I. Drake

Boscobel, WI

Karen George

Soldiers Grove, WI

Elaine M. Roach

Eastman, WI

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Elaine M. Roach
 


Karen George
 

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Pearl Swiggum
 

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Eastman, WI -
Elaine M. Roach, age 81 of Eastman, passed away on Thursday August 27, 2015 at Meriter Hospital in Madison. 
   She was born on July 28, 1934 in Crawford County Wisconsin.  The daughter of Claire and Marie (Jones) Blanchard.  She married Loren Roach on September 13, 1958 in Boscobel. He preceded her in death on November 3, 2011.
   Elaine graduated from Boscobel High School.  She worked  as an LPN nurse at the Boscobel Hospital and nursing home until her retirement in 1995.
   She is survived by her children Dennis Roach of Eastman, and Christine Roach of Eastman. She was preceded in death by her parents.
   Funeral Services will be held on Monday August 31, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at the Kendall Funeral Home in Boscobel, with Luther Raine and Eric Nuefke officiating.  Burial in the Boscobel Cemetery. 
   Friends may call on Monday August 31, 2015 from 11:00 A.M. until the time of service at the Kendall Funeral Home in Boscobel. 
  Online condolence can be given at www.kendallfuneralservice.com 

Karen George, 83, of Soldiers Grove, passed away on Friday, July 3, 2015 at Sannes Skogdalen Nursing Home in Soldiers Grove.
   She was born on June 22, 1932 in La Crosse to Ervin and Aleda (Thoftne) Hoffland.  She married Richard George on Sept. 5, 1948.  They farmed for a while in the Town of Clayton.  She worked more than twenty years at Sannes Skogdalen Nursing Home.  She loved to go fishing and loved her arts and crafts.
   She is survived by 4 sons:  David (Lee) of Gays Mills, Steve (Dana) of Soldiers Grove, Tracy (Love) of Richland Center, and Randy (Norine) of Soldiers Grove; 1 daughter:  Cindy (George) Thoftne of Boscobel; 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren; 1 brother:  Adrian Hoffland of Soldiers Grove, and 1 sister Andrea (Don) Sannes of La Crosse.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, 1 daughter:  Victoria, and 1 grandson:  Cody.
   Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. at Our Saviors Lutheran church in Soldiers Grove. Pastor Lorie Betz will officiate and burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Soldiers Grove at a later date.
   Friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 11 AM until time of services at 1 PM.  Online condolences may be sent to simefuneralforum.com.

Pearl Swiggum, 101, of Soldiers Grove, passed away on Friday, July 17, 2015 at Sannes Skogdalen Nursing Home in Soldiers Grove.

   The daughter of Seeger and Goldie (Davis) Stevenson, she was born March 24, 1914, at their home in Towerville. She attended the Towerville School, Gays Mills High School, graduated as co-valedictorian from Central High School in La Crosse, and studied one year at the Vernon County Normal School.

   She taught at Towerville School one year before marrying Tillmen J. Swiggum December 29, 1934.  They rented the Carl Stevenson farm, then the Elmer Rogers farm, some years later buying the home farm near Star Valley. In 1961, they bought the Carl Stevenson farm near Towerville on Stump Ridge.

   In 1958, Pearl went to work at the Crawford County Independent in Gays Mills.  There, besides newspaper work, she began a column which she continued writing until age 90. In 1973, she became a printer at the NCR Corporation in Viroqua, and worked there until 1979.

   Her husband preceded her in death December 18, 1985. She was also preceded by 3 brothers, Everett “Steve” Stevenson, Harold “Pat” Stevenson and Sigurd Stevenson Jr; and 5 sisters, Evelyn Ray, Georgia Kripps, Aida McLeish, Ruth Swiggum and Bernice “Bunny” Barney.

   Survivors include son Jim (LeAnna) Swiggum of Cottage Grove, daughters Dorothy Briggson, Viroqua, and Marjie Jurgensen, Gays Mills. Grandchildren include Kristi (Danny) Deaver, Jim Briggson, Mark Briggson, Laurie (Paul) Delmore, Mary (Dan) Halpern, Barb (Len) Harris and Alan (Sarah) Jurgensen. Step-grandchildren include Susan (Gary) Haas, Sara (Don) Engeseth, Steven Will and Stuart Will. She also had six great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-granddaughter.

   There will be a Celebration of Pearl’s life on Saturday, July 25th at Kickapoo United Lutheran Church (10am greeting the family, 11am service), rural Soldiers Grove. 
   In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Ocooch Mountain Rescue Squad, Gays Mills. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pastor Gary Daines will officiate. Online condolences may be sent to simefuneralforum.com.


Arland McKittrick
 

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Arland McKittrick, 91, of Viola, passed away on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at Vernon Memorial Hospital in Viroqua.
   He was born in the Township of Clayton, Crawford County, Wis. to Ernest and Matilda (Borland) McKittrick.   He married Dorothy Ekum on June 30, 1948 in Viroqua.  They farmed  in this area all of their married lives.
He graduated from Readstown High School.  He attended college at Platteville and at Madison.
   He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. While in the Army during World War II he served in France, Austria, and the Philippines. He received the Good Conduct Medal, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Victory Medal, European Theatre Patch, the Pacific Theatre Patch.  He was a member of the Viola American Legion Post and the Truax/Longmire VFW Post #8483.
   He was a longtime member of the Sugar Grove Church of Christ, serving on the church board, as a Sunday School teacher, and Sunday School Superintendent.
   He was a past member of the Kickapoo Area School Board, the Richland County Board, the Kickapoo FFA Alumni, and Richland County 4H leaders.  He was a charter member of the Richland County DHIA. He was instrumental in starting a protein milk market board in West Central Wisconsin.  He was a national and state FFA alumni member and received the honorary state farmer degree.
He was a 4-H leader for 23 years, recognized as Leader of the year in 1981.  He was a mentor to several young boys.  He did cattle judging all over the State of Wisconsin and taught many young people the technique of dairy cattle judging.
   Arland was known for his enjoyment of pitching softball.  The story was told of a team that hadn't lost a game in five years. When they played two different teams that Arland pitched for they lost both times.
   He is survived by his wife:  Dorothy of Viola; 2 sons:  Larry of Tomah and Tom (Christe) of Cincinnati ; 1 daughter:  Ellen (Bob) Miller of Viola; 10 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren; 1 sister-in-law:  June McKittrick of Richland Center, and 1 brother-in-law Tom Ekum of Kansas.
   He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 daughter:  Arlana Merry; 1 daughter-in-law:  Sara McKittrick; 4 brothers (and wives) Oscar, Archie (Ruth), Melvin (Helen), and Neely and 3 sisters (and husbands) Nellie (Carol) Anderson, Myrle (Allan) Randall, Olive (Clifford) Dull.
   Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Sugar Grove Church of Christ. Pastor Dennis Johnson will officiate and burial will be in the Sugar Grove Cemetery.
   Friends may call at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown on Friday from 5 to 7, and at the church on Saturday from 10 AM until time of services.
   Online condolences may be sent to simefuneralforum.com


Luella I. Drake
 

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Boscobel, WI -
Luella I. Drake, age 87 of Boscobel, passed away on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at the Boscobel Care and Rehab in Boscobel. 
   She was born October 8, 1927 in Richland County near Excelsior, Wisconsin. The daughter of  Lee (Ollie) and Goldie(Graham) Faulkner. She married Frank (Tuff) Drake on February 2, 1946 in Lancaster, Wisconsin.  He preceded her in death on August 13, 2013.         Luella worked for Badger Ordinance in Baraboo, JC Penney’s, Borden Foods Warehouse for 8 years and for Advance Transformer in Boscobel for 23 years.
   She  enjoyed  flower gardening, climbing the hills and rock collecting, squirrel hunting, and creating ceramic pieces.
   Luella is survived by her loving children:  Howard (Shirley) Drake of  Boscobel and Vicki (Dennis) Colburn of Hartford, Wisconsin. Four  Grandchildren: Yvette (Brett) Lobajeski of  Fond du Lac, Brent (Kim) Drake of Boscobel, Brooke (Will) Reilley of Coon Rapids, Minn., and  Kristin (Steve) Espitia of  Hill AFB, Utah. 12 Great-Grandchildren.  A brother-in-law Milton Knoble and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers Beauford and Nolan Faulkner, 2 sisters, Iona Sharpe, infant Ileen Faulkner and Great-Granddaughter Hope Reilley.
   A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 11:00-2:00p.m. at the Tuffley Center in Boscobel. A luncheon will also be served.
   Private family burial will be in the Boscobel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family. The Kendall Funeral Service in Boscobel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be sent to  www.kendallfuneralservice.com 


Belva Copus
 

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Belva Copus, 73, of Gays Mills, Wis. passed on Friday, august 14, 2015 at Gundersen Medical Center in LaCrosse, Wis.
   She was born on October 23, 1941 in Woodman, Wis. to Herman and Cora (Faust) Lenzendorf.   She graduated from Boscobel High School. She married Lawrence Copus on October 27, 1962 in Boscobel, Wis.
   They farmed for many years.   She was a member of the Mt. Zion  Homemakers Club. She loved baking, gardening, farming and feeding the calves. She also enjoyed taking care of cats.  She spent a lot of time with her grandchildren and her great grandson.
   she is survived by her husband: Lawrence Copus of Gays Mills; 2 sons:  Mark Copus of Seneca, and Brian (Laurie) Copus of Readstown; 4 grandchildren:  Rachael (Larry) Cramsey, Cory Copus, Erica Copus, and Emily Copus, and her great grandson:  D'Andre Copus; 2 brothers:  Faye and Ivan Lenzendorf of Boscobel, 3 sisters:  Margaret Wallin of Viroqua, Lorraine Taylor of Cuba City, and Loretta Shipley of Texas; and her son-in-law:  Gilbert Olson; her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law:  Darlene and Lloyd Snodgrass of Boscobel, Marvin and June Copus of Gays Mills, Merlin and Joyce Copus of Viroqua, Roger Copus of Soldiers Grove, Stanley Copus of Soldiers Grove, Clarence and Kathy Copus of Soldiers Grove, Dennis Copus of Soldiers Grove, Ed and Lori Copus of Ferryville, Karen and Dean Knoble of Richland Center, and Cliff (Mary Ann Merriman) Copus of Boscobel, and nieces, and nephews.
   She was preceded in death by her parents, her father-in-law and mother-in-law: Beuford and Bertha Copus, her daughter: Diane Olson;  4 brothers, and 2 sisters.
   Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 22, at 11 AM at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown. Pastor Lynn Schreck will officiate and burial will be in the Wauzeka Cemetery at a later date. 
   Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 until 8 PM on Friday, Aug. 21.
   Online condolences may be sent to simefuneralforum.com

 

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