Obituaries
 

Anne N. "Dickman" Curtis

Boscobel, WI

Connie J. Pierce

Boscobel, WI

Gordon Nundahl

Boscobel/Readstown, WI

Thomas L. Bowler

Prairie du Chien, WI

Kay F. Swenson

Boscobel, WI

Doris R. Friar

Woodman, WI

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Thomas (Tom) L. Bowler
 

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Thomas (Tom) L. Bowler, 67, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Crossing Rivers Health Hospice in Prairie du Chien, WI following a courageous battle with cancer.
   Born June 10, 1947 in Marengo, IA, the son of George H. and Earleen (Knock) Bowler, Tom grew up in the Hiawatha/Cedar Rapids, IA area where he graduated from Washington High School. In his early years, he worked with his father in Bowler Construction and, later, in real estate and insurance.
   Tom’s integrity, loyalty, and easy-going nature earned him the respect of all those who knew him; people who met him once remembered him always. Tom was an avid outdoorsman who especially enjoyed bass fishing and duck hunting. He was happiest when he was fishing on the Mississippi River or operating construction equipment on his property.
   His affiliations were many but those of which he was most proud include: President of the Iowa B.A.S.S. Federation Nation for over 30 years, lifetime member of B.A.S.S., active member of Ducks Unlimited of Iowa and Pheasants Forever, the Iowa Association of Realtors, the Masonic Lodge, and patron of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids.
   He is lovingly remembered by his daughter, Jill Bowler-Petersen of Cedar Rapids, IA; son, Jamie (Tara) Bowler of Marion, IA; his significant other of over 24 years, Judy O’Kane of Prairie du Chien and her son, Kyle (Jen) Schmidt of Arlington Heights, IL; grandchildren Taylor Petersen, Kaden Bowler, and Katelynn Bowler; a sister, Pat (Don) Auman of Marion, IA; brothers-in-law Jack (Twyla) O’Kane of Crossville, TN and Jerry (Marjorie) O’Kane of Penn Valley, CA; sister-in-law Sherry O’Kane of Largo, FL; an uncle, Bob Bowler of Phoenix, AZ; aunts Lela (Keith) Reif of Cedar Rapids and Jeanette Elgin of Center Point; numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins; countless friends; and his constant companion, “Socks”, the cat.
   He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jim O’Kane; and his Golden Retriever, “Red”.
   Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. immediately followed by a Celebration of Life Memorial until 8:00 p.m. at the Garrity Funeral Home (704 S. Ohio Street) in Prairie du Chien, WI.
   In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to ARC of East Central Iowa (680 2nd St. SE, Suite 200, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401); Camp Courageous (P.O. Box 418, Monticello, IA 52310); Make A Wish Foundation of Iowa (3024 104th St., Urbandale, IA 50322); or a charity of your choice in his memory

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Gordon Nundahl
 

Gordon Nundahl, 87, of Boscobel, formerly of Readstown passed away on Monday, July 28 at Mayo Health Care in LaCrosse.
   He was born on June 12, 1927 in Vernon County, Wis. to Tilman and Selma (Simonson) Nundahl.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He married Darlene Erickson in 1955.  They parted in 1971.  He married Leona Strait on Nov. 23, 1974.
   He farmed in Vernon County for a number of years.  He moved to Beloit and worked for the J. I. Case Company.  He later returned to this area and farmed with his brother Sylvan.
   In his younger years he liked to play the accordion while his brother Sylvan played the violin.  He also enjoyed antique cars and liked to go small game hunting.
    He is survived by his wife:  Leona of Boscobel; 1 son:  Gene (Bonnie)  Nundahl of Westby; 2 daughters:  Debra (Brad) Strupp of Reedsburg and Linda (Robert) Morrison of Viroqua; 7 grandchildren:  Jason Nundahl, Heather Bergman, Chelsie Nundahl, Ryan Morrison, Tyler Morrison, Cody Morrison, and Jordan Strupp; 6 great grandchildren:  Kendra Nundahl, Kyle Nundahl, Katelyn Nundahl, Olivia Morrison, Maddox Bergman, and Mason Bergman; 1 brother:  Sylvan Nundahl of Viroqua; and 1 sister:  Burnelle (Bob) Crumrine of Readstown; and many nieces and nephews.
   He was preceded in death by 1 son:  Tony Nundahl;  1 grandson:  Trevor Nundahl; and his parents.
    Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 1, 2014 at 1 PM at Kickapoo United Lutheran Church at Folsom. Pastor Curtis Matz will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Friends may call at the Sime Funeral Home on Thursday from 5 to 7 PM, and at the church on Friday from noon until service time at 1 PM. Online condolences may be sent to simefuneralforum.com.


Connie J. Pierce
 

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Connie J. Pierce, age 76 of Boscobel passed away on Saturday July 26, 2014 at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in LaCrosse .
   She was born on October 2, 1937 in Cherokee Iowa. The daughter of Walter and Viola (Reinert) Wallace. She married Gary Pierce on May 5, 1956 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee Iowa. He preceded her in death on May 24, 2008.       Connie will always be known as a very elegant and classy lady with undeniably taste. She is well known for her faith and service to the church, where she taught catechism and served diligently with the Catholic Women's group.
   Connie was an avid seamstress making from everyday clothing to wedding dresses. She was a great mom to many and a friend that will be missed by all. 
   She is survived by three sons; Mark (Pam) Pierce of Cherokee Iowa, Paul (Cathy) Pierce of Madison, Bruce (Pam) Pierce of Farmington Hills Michigan. One daughter Lisa Pierce of Boscobel. 16 Grandchildren, 2 Great-Grandchildren.
   She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter Kristie Pierce, a grandson Matthew Gary Pierce, and a brother Dan Wallace.
   A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday August 1, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Boscobel. Father Peter Auer officiating. Burial in the Boscobel Cemetery.
   Friends may call on Thursday July 31, 2014 from 5:00-8:00 P.M. at the Kendall Funeral Home in Boscobel, and also at the funeral home on Friday from 10:00 A.M. until the departure to church. A Rosary service will be held on Thursday at 7:30 P.M. at the funeral home.
   In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Boscobel.  On line condolence can be sent to www.kendallfuneralservice.com

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Kay F. Swenson
 

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Kay F. Swenson,  age 78 of Boscobel, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday July 25, 2014 at the Good Samaritan Society in Fennimore.
   She was born June 30, 1936 in Crawford County Wisconsin.  The daughter of Otto and Marie (Reistad) McCullick.   She married Arnold Swenson on April 8, 1956 at the United Methodist Church in Mt. Zion.
   She is survived by her husband Arnold Swenson of Boscobel. Five sons; Greg Swenson of Boscobel, Don Swenson of Boscobel, Robert Swenson of Blue River, Dennis Swenson of Boscobel, John (Sherri) Swenson of Mt. Zion. A daughter Sue Speth of Belmont Wi. 15 Grandchildren, 6 Great-Grandchildren. Three Brothers Derald (Arlene) McCullick of Aurora Col. Vester (Eileen) McCullick of Fennimore, Jerry (Mary) McCullick of Endeavor Wi. Two sisters Betty Bomkamp of Highland, Judy (George) Clark of Cottage Grove Wi.
   She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter Karen Shuppener. Two sisters Myrna Gilomen, Carol Winkers. A son-in-law Ron Speth.
   Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday July 30, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. at the United Methodist Church in Boscobel. Pastor Mary Ann Floerke officiating. Burial in the Homer Cemetery rural Boscobel.
   Friends may call on Tuesday July 29, 2014 from 5:00-8:00 P.M. at the Kendall Funeral Home in Boscobel and at the church on Wednesday from 2;00  P.M. until the time of service at the United Methodist Church in Boscobel.  In Lieu of flowers memorials are preferred .
   On line condolence can be sent to www.kendallfuneralservice.com

 

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Anne N. "Dickman" Curtis
 

Obit Anne N. Curtis

Boscobel, WI -
Anne N. "Dickman" Curtis, age 83 of Boscobel, passed away on Sunday August 17, 2014 at Gundersen Boscobel Area Health Care in Boscobel.
   She was born on March 29, 1931 in Richland Center Wisconsin. The daughter of Joseph and Mary (Honer) McCormick. She married Gerald Dickman on June 15, 1953 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Viroqua. He preceded her in death  on June 27, 1981. She then married Fritz Curtis on October 28, 1995 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Boscobel.
   She is survived by her husband Fritz Curtis of Boscobel. Three sons Michael (Sandra) Dickman of Wauzeka,  Mark (Joyce) Dickman of Brodhead Wisconsin, Steven (Tammy) Dickman of Boscobel. One daughter Mary (Steve) Fritz of Boscobel. 31 Grandchildren 18 Great-Grandchildren. Two brothers  Donald "Bud" (Cathy) McCormick of Beloit, Joseph (Judy) McCormick of Tampa Fl. Two sisters Dorothy Beachnau of Lansing Michigan, Helen (Marlow) Running of Sun Prairie, A daughter in law: Fonda Dickman of Boscobel. Two Step Children Steven Curtis of Dickson Tenn. Gaberille Jones of Rockford Ill.
   She was preceded in death by her parents, a son Ron Dickman, three brothers Peter, Jerome, and Patrick McCormick.
   A mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday August 20, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Boscobel. Father Peter Auer officiating. Burial in the Boscobel Cemetery.
   Friends may call on Tuesday August 19, 2014 from 5:00-8:00 P.M. at the Kendall Funeral Home in Boscobel.
   In lieu of flowers memorials can be given  to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church or the Boscobel Rescue Squad.
   On line condolence can be sent to www.kendallfuneralservice.com

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Doris R. Friar
 

Woodman, WI -
Doris R. Friar age 95 of Woodman passed away on Tuesday August 19, 2014 at the Lancaster Care Center in Lancaster Wisconsin.
   She was born in Bloomington Township Grant County Wisconsin.  The daughter of Frank and Esther (Taylor) Vogt. She married Paul M. Friar on July 7, 1941 in Plain Wisconsin.  He preceded her in death on November 16, 1977.
   She is survived by three sons; Frank (Judy) Friar of Baraboo, Thomas (Judy) Friar of Lancaster, Michael (Lisa) Friar of Boscobel . Two daughters; Rachael (Darrel) Feakes of Franklin Wi.  Susan (Michael) Gehn of Oregon Wi. 15 Grandchildren 13 Great-Grandchildren.      She was preceded in death by her parents, a granddaughter Carrie Friar, a brother Alvin Vogt and a sister Eileen Walker.
   A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday August 23, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Lawrence O'Toole Catholic Church in rural Mt. Hope.
   Friends may call on Friday August 22, 2014 from 5:00-8:00 P.M. at the Kendall Funeral Home in Boscobel.  In lieu of flowers memorials can be given to Woodman First Responders, Boscobel Rescue Squad, or the St. Lawrence O'Toole Cemetery Trust.
   On line condolence can be made at www.kendallfuneralservice.com

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