Obituaries
 

Otto (Sam) Anderson

Readstown, WI

Robert "Zeke" L. Boebel

Fox Lake, WI

Pauline James

Soldiers Grove, WI

James D. Collins

Mt. Hope, WI

Rev. Marlyn D. Hansing

Bloomington, MN

Virginia Rose Elvert

Prairie du Chien, WI

Lois Anderson

Gays Mills, WI

Ardys  S. McCullick

Steuben, WI

Charlene Henthorn

Viola, WI

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Rev. Marlyn D. Hansing
 

Rev. Marlyn D. Hansing, 93, of Bloomington, Minnesota, died Nov. 12, 2014.
   He was born in Thompson, Iowa on May 11, 1921 to Emma (Peterson) and Hans Andreas Hansing.  He was a graduate of Luther College, Decorah, Iowa and Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota.   He married Gerda Solveig Davig in 1950. 
   He was a Master Sergeant Fifth US Army/AFR WWII, North Africa and Italy and was awarded 4 Bronze Stars, a Silver Star, Amery Commendation Ribbon, and a Purple heart. 
   During his 63 year ministry he was blessed to serve Lutheran congregations in Westby and Harlowton, MT; Hoyt Lakes, MN; Radcliffe, Waukon and Kelley, IA; and LaCrosse, WI.          He is survived by children, Elizabeth Moon, Mark Hansing (Ellen), and Rebecca McCaughey.
   He was preceded in death by his wife, Gerda, brother, Adrian, and sisters, Pernelle, Ardys, and Mavis, and is survived by sister Carol Mehl.
   Funeral services will be held on Friday, Nov. 21, 2 PM at St. Stephen Lutheran Church 8400 France St., Bloomington, MN, with visitation at 1 PM. Burial will be Saturday, Nov. 22, at 1 PM at Kickapoo United Lutheran Cemetery at Folsom.
   The Sime Funeral Home is serving the family in Wisconsin. Pastor Curtis Matz will officiate. The Viroqua VFW and the State Military Honors Unit will provide graveside rites.
    Online condolences may be sent to simefuneralforum.com           

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James D. Collins
 

Mt Hope, WI-
James D. Collins, age 64, died unexpectedly on Monday afternoon November 17, 2014 at his residence in Mt. Ida Township, rural Mt. Hope, WI.
   James was born on June 7, 1950 in Lancaster, WI, the son of Frank and Mary (Leighton) Collins.  He married Robin Johnson on July 9, 1983 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Gays Mills, WI.
   Jim was very dedicated to his work and the animals on the farm. He truly loved farming and everything it entailed. It was normal routine for him to make a trip to the barn in the middle of the night to check on a calving heifer. Jim also really enjoyed deer and coon hunting, cheering on the Packers, and going out to eat. His favorite was the salad bar at Huckleberry’s in Prairie du Chien.
    Jim cherished the time spent and memories made with all his family and friends on the farm. His shyness, kind heart, and soft-spoken demeanor will always be remembered.
   Jim is survived by his wife Robin of Mt. Hope, two children; Mike Collins and Kaleena (Andrew) Collins-Fosselman both of Mt. Hope, three grandchildren; Kelecia, Kaleigha, and Tiden, three brothers; Robert (Diane) Collins of Mt. Hope, John (Rosemary) Collins of Fennimore, and Danny Collins of Lancaster.         He is also survived by two sisters; Evelyn (Bill) Bauer of Galena, IL, and Nancy (Ed) Zimpel of Racine, WI, and many nieces and nephews.
   Jim was preceded in death by his parents, and nephew Jason Collins.
   He was very loved and will be missed by all who knew him.
   Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday November 20, 2014 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fennimore with burial to follow at St. Lawrence O’Toole Catholic Church Cemetery in Mt. Hope Township, Grant Co., WI.
   Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 P.M. on Wednesday November 19, 2014 at the Larson Family Funeral Home in Fennimore where a Parish Rosary will be said at 3:30 P.M. on Wednesday afternoon.
   Online condolences may be made at www.larsonfuneralhomes.com


Ardys  S. McCullick
 

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Ardys  S. McCullick, age 73 of Steuben, passed away on Wednesday December 3, 2014 at her home in Steuben surrounded by her family.
   She was born on February 26, 1941 in Stoughton Wisconsin.  The daughter of Clarence and Anna (Offerdahl) Leikness. She married Dale L. McCullick on April 28, 1962 in Stoughton Wisconsin. He preceded her in death on December 23, 2013. 
   She is survived by one son Dale O. (Connie) McCullick of Gays Mills. Two daughters ;Brenda McCullick of Steuben, Cindy McCullick of Wauzeka. 10 Grandchildren, 2 Great-Grandchildren. Two sisters; Shirley (Bert) Schenck of Janesville, Mildred (Donald) Noyce of Oregon Wi.  Three brothers Ronald (Helen) Leikness of Stoughton Wi., Roger Leikness of McFarland, Johnny Leikness of Washington State.
   She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers Clayton and Ritchie Leikness. Four sisters Doris Vike, Marion Ree, Jeanette Leikness, Loretta Woodstock.
   Funeral Services will be held on Saturday December 6, 2014 at 12:00 (Noon) at the United Methodist Church in Eastman. Pastor Mike Christianson officiating. Burial in the Gays Mills Cemetery, Gay Mills Wisconsin.             Friends may call on Saturday December 6, 2014 from 10:00 A.M. until  the time of service at the United Methodist Church in Eastman.         The Kendall Funeral Service in Boscobel is assisting the family.   On line condolence can be sent to www.kendallfuneralservice.com


Pauline James
 

Pauline James, 90, of Soldiers Grove, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 at Bland Bekkadahl Hospice in Viroqua.
   She was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania on September 28, 1924 to Charles and Elfrieda (Yonkey) Dillow.  She married William James on Feb. 14, 1950 in Pittsburgh.  She worked as a nurse at various hospitals in Pittsburgh.  They later moved to Meadville, PA, where she worked at a nursing home.  She was an avid reader of historical romances.  She loved cooking and baking.
   She is survived by 1 son:  David (Karen) of Pittsburgh; 1 daughter:  Diane (Michael) Dishnow of Soldiers Grove; 9 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren; 2 sisters:  Garnet Clark of Baltimore, and Norma Jean Ard   of Kansas City.
   She was preceded in death by her husband (2013); 1 son:  Mickey; 1 daughter:  Doris; 3 brothers, and 3 sisters.
   Funeral services will be on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 at 1 PM at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown. Pastor Lorie Betz will officiate and burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Soldiers Grove. 
   Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from noon until time of services.
   Online condolences may be sent to simefuneralforum.com.


Virginia Rose Elvert
 

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Prairie du Chien, WI
Virginia Rose Elvert age 89, of Prairie du Chien passed away Sunday, November 2, 2014 at the Prairie Maison Health Care Center. 
   Virginia, the eldest child of Earl and Leona (Weighner) Valley, was born October 25, 1925 in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.  She graduated from the Prairie du Chien High School in May 1943.  Virginia married Charles Elvert on September 11, 1948 in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. 
   Virginia had been a charter member of the Prairie du Chien Country Club since 1958, where she and Chuck played golf well into their 80’s.  Virginia loved watching all sports, especially the Brewers, Packers, Badgers, and the PGA golfers.  She was an original board member of the Futures Scholarship Program, a Jacette in the Jaycees, and also a volunteer at the Fort Crawford Museum and St. Gabriel’s Church.  Virginia worked as a checker for Piggly Wiggly in Commerce Court for many years.  Family was a very important part of Virginia’s life. 
   Surviving are her three daughters, Diane Groves and Sue (Jeff) Lawfer both of Freeport, Illinois and Mary (Brad) Dillman of Prairie du Chien; five sons, Bruce (Barb) Elvert; David Elvert; Scott Elvert, all from Prairie du Chien; Steve (Leslie) Elvert of Rochester, Minnesota; and Larry Elvert of Lynxville, Wisconsin; sister, Janet (Earl) Nicholson; and brother-in-law Paul (Delores) Igou, both of Prairie du Chien.  Virginia cherished and enjoyed her twelve grandchildren, Travis and Traci (Elvert) Navis; Sarah and Patrick Groves; Deidre, Brendan, and Barron Dillman; Brian and Matison Elvert; Jamie and Andi Elvert; and Hannah Lawfer and her four great grandchildren, Paige and Jase Navis and Garrett and Grady Elvert along with numerous nieces and nephews.
   Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles; her brothers Robert and Harold (Jake) Valley; her sister, Delores Igou; her brothers and sisters in law Betty Snethan and Fran Costerisan; Phyllis and Warren Card, and Helen (Robert) Valley.
   A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 11:00 AM at St. Gabriel’s Church of the Holy Family Parish, Rev. Victor Feltes officiating with interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery both in Prairie du Chien.           Friends may call on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 4:00PM to 7:00 PM at the Garrity Funeral Home in Prairie du Chien.
   In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Gabriel’s School or the Prairie du Chien Hospice Unit.  www.garrityfuneralhome.com


Otto (Sam) Anderson
 

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Otto (Sam) Anderson, 89, of Readstown, passed away on Friday, Oct. 31, at Bland Bekkedal Hospice in Viroqua.
   He was born at Pine Knob on March 25, 1925 to Otis and Julia (Bolstad) Anderson.  He married Betty Jean Kidd on April 11, 1950.
   He graduated from Soldiers Grove High School.  He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.  After marriage, he moved to Racine and lived there until 1982, when he and Betty returned to Readstown.  He was active in church in Racine and in Readstown he joined Peace Lutheran Church.  Woodworking was his favorite hobby.
   He is survived by his wife, Betty of Readstown; 2 sons:  David of Milwaukee, and Kenneth (Tammy) of Mazomanie; 2 daughters:  Sandra (Paul) Schneider of Readstown, and Julia (Aaron) Barth of Onalaska, 8 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren.
   He was preceded in death by his parents, and 2 sisters: Emma Routley and Christine Jones.
   Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 at 1 PM at Peace Lutheran Church.  Pastor Curtis Matz will officiate.              Friends may call at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown from 4 to 7 PM on Monday, and on Tuesday at the church from noon until time of services. 
   Online condolences may be sent to simefuneralforum.com.

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Robert "Bob" "Zeke" L. Boebel
 

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Fox Lake Wisconsin
Veteran WWII
Robert "Bob" "Zeke" L. Boebel, age 95 of Fox Lake and formally of Boscobel, passed away on Sunday November 2, 2014 at the Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam.
   He was born on March 4, 1919 in Marion Township Grant County Wisconsin.  The son of Chalres and Christina (Frey) Boebel. He married Catherine Glynn on August 18, 1945 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Boscobel. She preceded him in death on December 4, 2010.
​   Robert was originally commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army Air Corps, served in the 8th Bomber Command during WWII as co-pilot for a B-24 Liberator. He was shot down on April 8th 1944 on his 4th mission over Germany and  spent 14 months in a prison camp in Barth​
​. He continued in the Reserve Air Force after the war attaing the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. His personal awards included the Purple Heart, POW and Air Medal.​
   He is survived by three daughters Connie Boebel of Nashville Tenn., Kris (Russell) Schroeder of Horicon , Cathy (Norbert) Hanson of Horicon.  Five grandchildren 14 great-grandchildren. One brother Lyle (Judy) Boebel of Marion Iowa. 
   He was preceded in death by his parents, along with infant twins John and Sandra Boebel. Two brothers Charles and Harry Sr. Boebel. One sister Kathryn Tetrick.
   Funeral Services will be held on Thursday November 6, 2014 at 12:00 Noon at the Kendall Funeral Home in Boscobel. Father Peter Auer officiating. Burial in the Boscobel Cemetery.
   Friends may call on Thursday from 10:30 A.M. until the time of service at the Kendall Funeral Home in Boscobel. Military honors will be accorded by the Blake-Semrad American Legion post 134 and the Gilbertson- Pitzer VFW Post 10393 both of Boscobel, along with the Patriot Riders of Wisconsin. 
   In lieu of flowers memorials can be given to the Hillside manor in Beaver Dam or the Patriot Riders of Wisconsin. On line condolence can be sent to www.kendallfuneralservice.com


Lois Anderson
 

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Lois Anderson, 74, of Gays Mills, passed away on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 at Vernon Memorial Hospital in Viroqua.
   She was born on April 9, 1940.  She married Gerald Anderson, Sr. on Feb. 12, 1961. He passed away on Aug. 7, 1988.
   They farmed for many years in Rising Sun and Soldiers Grove area.  Her hobbies included gardening.  She also liked to watch hummingbirds and deer.
   She is survived by her children:  Lori (Anderson) David Wallace of Viroqua,  Penny (Anderson) Gilman and Tom Thompson of Gays Mills, Audrey Anderson and Alan Harless of Readstown, Gerald Anderson, Jr. and Lisa Gander of Steuben, William and DeAnna (Wallace) Anderson of Sparta, and Robert and  Alicia (Larson) Anderson of Gays Mills; her grandchildren: Jerri Sue (Jarold) Yttri,   David Wallace, Jr. (Danielle), Debbie Wallace, Allan Wallace, Dustin Fish (Kathy), Tobias Gilman (Brandy Joe) Andrew Gilman (Brandi Star), Jesse Anderson (Becca), Tia Anderson (Joe), Jordan Anderson, Tyler Anderson (Katie), Ana Anderson (Dustin), Gerald Anderson III, Samantha Anderson, Austin Anderson, Chastity Anderson, Michael Anderson, and Ashley Kamprude (Eric); her great grandchildren:  Emma Grace,Maya, Terence, Julissa, Taylon, Alex, Ethan, Isaiah, Taton, Haydon, Max, Lakota, Trista, Trystan, Quintin, Blake, Kaylee, Serenity, Landon, Korey; a son-in-law: David Fish of Gays Mills; and one brother Gordon Salisbury of Oconomowoc.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her daughter:  Cindy Fish, a granddaughter: Tabitha L. Anderson, and a grandson:  Heath E. Fish.
    Funeral services will be held on Friday Nov. 28 at 1 PM at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown. Burial will be in the Readstown Cemetery.
   Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 11 AM until time of services.
   Online condolences may be sent to simefuneralforum.com.

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Charlene Henthorn
 

Charlene Henthorn, 68, of Viola, passed away on Friday, Nov. 14, at Richland Hospital.    
   She was born on Sept. 7, 1946 in Brodhead, Wis. to Carl and Charlotte (Jones) Kotthaus.  She married Steven Henthorn on Aug. 6, 1964.  They lived in Janesville for many years.  About eleven years ago they moved back to this area where they built a house and retired. 
   She was employed in Janesville at Parker Pen for about twenty years, and she later worked for Kandu Industries where she retired.
   He hobbies included gardening and canning.  She also loved her pets-- cats and dogs.
   She is survived by her husband, Steven of Viola; 1 son:  Paul Henthorn of Viola; and 1 daughter:  Patti (Gary) Lecuyer of Clinton, Wis.
   She was preceded in death by her parents and 1 brother.
   She will be cremated and services will be held at a later date. The Sime Funeral Home of Readstown is serving the family. Online condolences may be sent to simefuneralforum.com.

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