Obituaries
 

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Lincoln Eugene “Gene” Heisz

Gays Mills, WI

Gerald P. “Jerry” Mezera

Bridgeport, WI

Gerald H. Gebhard

Boscobel, WI

William Ehorn

Gays Mills, WI

Arlan Peterson

Soldiers Grove, WI

Shirley J. Luebker

Woodman, WI

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Shirley J. Luebker
 


Arlan Peterson
 

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Arlan Peterson, 72, of Soldiers Grove, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 at Vernon Manor in Viroqua.
   He was born on Aug. 24, 1943 in Sugar Grove, Wis. to Clarence and Millie (Spurrier) Peterson.  He graduated from Readstown High School. He served in the U. S. Army in the Vietnam War, being assigned to the Signal Corps. In civilian life he worked in the telephone industry, retiring after 26 years with Verizon Company.  In  retirement he worked at the North Crawford School.                 Among his hobbies was wood working, motorcycles, and fishing.
   He is survived by 1 son:  Chris (Donnita) of Viola; 1 daughter:  Lori Leis of Viroqua; 2 sisters:  Arlene Alexander of Soldiers Grove, and Kay Howe of Rushford, Minnesota; 7 grandchildren:  C.J. (Lisa) Peterson, Samantha Peterson, Joshua Peterson, Jackson Leis, Steffanie Leis, Morgan Leis, and Ethan Leis; 1 great grandchild:  Alex Peterson, and one on the way.
   He was preceded in death by his parents, and 1 brother:  Roger.
   Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 at Sime Funeral Home in Readstown at 11 AM. 
   Friends may call from 9 AM until services at 11 AM. Steve Peterson will officiate. Burial will be in the Sugar Grove Cemetery at a later date.  The William A. Schoville Post  #220 of the American Legion of The Soldiers Grove  will perform military rites at the funeral home.
   Memorials may be given to North Crawford Rescue Squad and the Soldiers Grove American Legion.
   Online condolences may be sent to simefuneralforum.com.


Gerald H. Gebhard
 

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Woodman, WI
Shirley J. Luebker, age 80, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2016 at the Atrium Care Center in Lancaster, WI.
   She was born June 18, 1935 in Woodville, WI the daughter of Clarence and Esther (Albrightson) Engleman. Shirley graduated as valedictorian from Woodville High School in 1952. She graduated from UW-River Falls in 1957, being named in “Who’s Who In American Colleges and Universities”. At UW-River Falls, she met and married her soulmate, Gene Luebker on February 11, 1956.
   After graduation, she and her husband taught in various school districts and eventually moved to southwest Wisconsin.  Shirley taught over 20 years at Southwest Technical College in Fennimore until her retirement in 1998.
   She was a founding member of Wisconsin Women for Agriculture, served as the Assessor for Woodman Township, belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary and was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Boscobel, WI.
   She enjoyed reading, teaching, public speaking, writing, traveling, sewing, cooking, sports, and being a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
   She is survived by her children, Denise Wachter of Millville, WI, Daniel (Pat Reid) Luebker of Boscobel, Dawn Lingard, Dee (Joseph) Van Ruyven both of Madison, WI, Debra Luebker of Woodman, Diana Brockway of (Chicago), IL and David Luebker (New York), her brother Allan Engleman of Long Lake, MN, 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
   She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a son-in-law Brad Wachter.
   Funeral services will be Friday, January 15, 2016 at 11:00 AM at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Boscobel, WI with Pastor Charles Koester officiating. Interment will be in the St. Lawrence O’Toole Cemetery in Mt. Hope, WI.       Friends may call on Thursday, January 14, 2016 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Garrity Funeral Home in Prairie du Chien, WI and at the church on Friday from 10:00 AM until the time of services.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Woodman First Responders or the Shirley Luebker Scholarship Fund. 
   www.garrityfuneralhome.com

Gerald H. Gebhard, age 91, of Boscobel, died on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at his home in Boscobel.
   He was born on September 2, 1924, in Marion Township, Grant County to Henry and Bertha (Freymiller) Gebhard. Gerald farmed and also worked at John Deere in Dubuque, Iowa for many years. He was married to SuZanne Nauert Trumm on March 18, 1972 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Boscobel.
   He was a member of the Boscobel Antique Club, and the Southwest Wisconsin 2 Cylinder Club. Gerald helped SuZanne with the Country Jam that was held at Boscobel Bowl and Banquet where they raised money for the local Fire Department and Rescue Squad.
   Gerald is survived by his wife, SuZanne of Bosocbel; children, John and Geraldine Bowers of Belvidere, IL, Kelvin Gebhard and special friend Laurie PavLue, of Hazel Green, Rodney Gebhard of Warren, OH, Steven and Patty Gebhard of Woodman, Max and Mary Edge of Stitzer; SuZanne’s children, Keith “Punk” (Mary) Trumm of Boscobel, Judy (Dennis) Reiger of Blue River, Rita (Roger) Thompson of Bosocbel, Steve (Diana) Trumm of Boscobel; 24 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren; siblings, Chris Gebhard, Naomi Maly, Ernest “Armine” (Donna) Gebhard, Duane Gebhard, and several nieces and nephews.
   He was preceded in death by parents, 2 great grandsons, Sister-in-law, Lavon Gebhard and Darlene Gebhard, brother-in-law, Leo Nockerts and Charles Maly; ex-wife, Helen Gebhard.
   Services will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Boscobel United Methodist Church, 104 Buchanan St. Boscobel, with Pastor Russell Wolf officiating and burial in the Boscobel Cemetery.
   Friends may call on Friday, January 29, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 8:00PM at the Boscobel United Methodist Church in Boscobel and 1 hour prior to service time at the church. In lieu of flowers memorial may be given to the Boscobel Fire Dept. or Boscobel Rescue Squad.
   The Beeman-Patchak Funeral Home of Boscobel is assisting the family. On line condolences may be made at www.beeman-patchakfuneralhome.com.

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 William Ehorn
 

William Ehorn, 88, of Gays Mills, Wisconsin passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at the University Hospital in Madison.
   He was born on May 23, 1927 in Crawford County, Wisconsin to William and Gertrude (Fleming) Ehorn. He graduated from Aquinas High School in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. He was a dairy farmer who farmed on his family's farm in Rolling Ground all his life.
   He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the St. Jude Society, and a lifelong member of St. Philip's Catholic Church.
   He was preceded in death by his parents.
   He is survived by one brother, Lawrence of Madison, and one sister, Eunice (Jerold) Brown of Milwaukee; was the beloved uncle of Jerry Brown, Larry Brown, Trudi Hallinan, and Julee Tanner; the beloved great-uncle of Mary Brown, Michael Brown, Ethan Brown, Jonathan Brown, Kevin Hallinan, Lucy Hallinan, Veronica Tanner, and Sophia Tanner; and was the favorite patient of Dr. Nalini Rajamannan.
   Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 11:00 AM at St. Philip's Catholic Church near Soldiers Grove, preceded by visitation at 10:00 AM. Father Zachary Beya will officiate and burial will be in the St. Philip's Cemetery.
   The Sime Funeral Home of Readstown is serving the family.  Online condolences may be sent to simefuneralforum.com.


Lincoln Eugene “Gene” Heisz
 

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Gerald P. “Jerry” Mezera
 

Lincoln Eugene “Gene” Heisz, age 92, passed away peacefully at his home, in the company of his loving wife of 63 years, the morning of January 19, 2016. 
   He was born June 26, 1923 in Gays Mills to Edward Heisz and Molly (Briggs) Heisz-Puckett. He attended school in Mt. Sterling, WI through the 8th grade at which time he joined his family working on the farm and the Civil Conservation Corps. 
   He joined the United States Army on January 26, 1943.  He was an infantry driver in Germany during WWII. 
   He married the love of his life, Harriet Lomas, April 26, 1952. They started farming the Mitchell Farm in 1954 and later purchased it in 1969.  They raised their family on the farm teaching them hard work and how to have fun.  The farm remains in the family to this day.  Some things he enjoyed were twirling his wife around the dance floor, driving truck, working on machinery, member of the NFO and tending to the tobacco and corn fields.
   He took pride in helping raise his son Mike’s elk herd.  He was fare man and always willing to help a friend, neighbor or stranger in need.     He was a long time member of the Gays Mills United Methodist Church.  
   He is survived by his wife Harriet (Lomas) Heisz; his children, Kathy (Bill) Statz – Cross Plains, Ed (Sue) Heisz – Soldiers Grove, Harry (Marla) Heisz – Gays Mills, Donna (Brad) Bay - Boscobel, Ivan (Deb) Heisz – Gays Mills, daughter-in-law, Kate Heisz – Gays Mills, 19 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.        He is also survived by many brothers, sisters, in-laws and friends.
   He is proceeded in death by his parents, his son, Mikeal Heisz and his grandson, Fred Statz and many other family members.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family will be appreciated and later donated to a charity of their choosing.
   Services will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2016, at noon at the new Gays Mills Community Center, with Wayne Goplin officiating and burial will be in the Gays Mills Cemetery.  Military graveside rites will be accorded by the McCormick-Rose American Legion Post #308.
   Friends may call on Friday, January 22, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the  Gays Mills Community Center, also 1 hour prior to service time at the  Community Center. 
   The Beeman-Patchak Funeral Home of Boscobel is assisting the family.  On line condolences may be made at www.beeman-patchakfuneralhome.com.
   Serving as pallbearers are his grandsons: Doug Heisz, Mikeal Heisz Jr., Charles Heisz, Eric “Buddy” Heisz, Lawrence Bay, Luke Bay, Lincoln Bay and honorary pallbearer Fred Statz.  

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Gerald P. “Jerry” Mezera age 73 of Bridgeport passed away peacefully Sunday, January 31, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family following a brief illness.
   He was born April 1, 1942 in Prairie du Chien, WI the son of Clarence and Ruth (Fritsche) Mezera.
   Jerry was a dedicated father and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his family more than anything else. He was a devoted son, working beside his parents and caring for them. A hard working farmer, he spent his entire life on the family farm.
   Any spare time he had, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, more often than not with one or more grandchildren by his side.
   He is survived by his children, Kim (Todd Dewey) Mezera of Dallas, TX, Kathy (Alan) Flansburgh of Prairie du Chien, Kevin Mezera of Bagley, WI and Austin Mezera of Bridgeport, his loving companion Anita Schneider of Bridgeport, his sister Lynda Standorf of Dubuque, IA, 15 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
   He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother in law Ronald Standorf.
   Funeral services will be Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the Garrity Funeral Home Chapel, Reverend Joe Irvin officating, with burial in the Evergreen Cemetery both in Prairie du Chien.
   Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, February 5, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM and Saturday one hour prior to services. www.garrityfuneralhome.com

 

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