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Randy Byl

Soldiers Grove, WI

Patricia Schoville

Soldiers Grove, WI

Emogene Harris

Boscobel, WI

Darlene M. Gebhard

Boscobel, WI

Merrill V. Pugh

Soldiers Grove, WI

Evelyn M. Shulka

Prairie du Chien, WI

Breanne M. (Conley) Klar

Fennimore, WI

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Evelyn M. Shulka
 


Merrill V. Pugh
 

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Merrill V. Pugh, 80, of Soldiers Grove, passed on to his heavenly home on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at Bland Bekkadal Hospice in Viroqua.
   He was born in Hammond, Indiana on July 3, 1934 to Hollie and Alice (Fehlman) Pugh. He married Sally Heal on June 2, 1957 at the home of her grandparents, Ernest and Ethel Heal, in Readstown.
   Merrill graduated from Gays Mills High School and attended the U.W. Madison Agricultural Short Course.  He farmed for many years on Halverson Ridge south of Soldiers Grove at Far Hills Farm.  He also worked for several years at Lands End.    He was a longtime member and Elder of the Soldiers Grove Church of Christ. 
   Merrill was a creative inventor and there was nothing he couldn't build or fix.  He loved spending time with his family. He was a devoted Christian husband and father.
   He is survived by 2 sons:  Randy (Sharon) of Viola and David (Karla) of Soldiers Grove; 2 daughters:  Joan (Steve) Mott of Jackson, Wis., and Beverly (Ron) Schmidt of Boscobel; 15 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren; and a dear friend Susan Akers.
   He was preceded in death by his wife Sally (2011),his sister Charlene, and 1 grandson--Josh Krambeer.
   Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 11, at 11:00 A.M. at Soldiers Grove Church of Christ. Pastor Lance Lorenz 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 PM and on Saturday at the church from 10 AM until time of services.   


Emogene Harris
 

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Prairie du Chien, WI

Evelyn M. Shulka age 79 of Prairie du Chien passed away Friday, May 22, 2015 at the Gunderson Lutheran Medical Center in LaCrosse, WI after a brief illness. 
   She was born May 21, 1936 in Prairie du Chien the daughter of Charles and Florence (Bovee) Sawvell. 
   Evelyn was a successful local businesswoman who began the Skateway Roller Rink and later owned Prairie Mobile Homes.  She also operated a local clothing store and furniture store.  She loved to travel.     She is survived by her children, JoAnn Morarend of LaPorte City, IA, Darrell (Jan) Ludvik of Prairie du Chien and Maria (Josh) Dickey of LaCrosse, her grandchildren Jessica, Josie, Lindsey and Angela along with 6 great grandchildren. 
   She was preceded in death by her brothers, Elmer, Arnold and Edward Sawvell, her sisters, Violet Keller and Tillie Allington along with her grandson Jeremy Ludvik.

   Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 11:00 AM at the Bible Baptist Church, Rev. Andy Doll officiating with burial in the Evergreen Cemetery both in Prairie du Chien.      Friends may call at the church on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 from 9:30 AM until the time of services.
   The Garrity Funeral Home of Prairie du Chien is assisting the family.  www.garrityfuneralhome.com

Emogene Harris, 84, passed away Wednesday morning at the Boscobel Care & Rehab.
   She was born June 30, 1930 to Guy and Ella (Dilley) Harris in Akan Township, Richland County, where she lived and went to school, until her family moved to Boscobel in 1944.          She worked for several families caring for their children for many years and retired from the Boscobel Bank doing custodial work before going to the nursing home.
   She loved to go for walks and visit with people.

   She is survived by two brothers, Harlan (Grace), Plymouth, Arnie (Donna) Harris of Boscobel, a sister-in-law, Joyce Harris, of Boscobel and a special niece, Julie Adams, who was with her when she passed away.

   She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters, Cleo (Don) Wiltrout, Arlene Harris, four brothers, Verlin, Arland "Bud", and two in infancy, two sister-in-laws, Marilyn and Lucretia Harris. She is also survived by many neices, nephews and other relatives and friends.

   Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 11:00 AM at the Beeman-Patchak Funeral Home, 104 Fremont St. Boscobel, WI 53805 with Pastor MaryAnn Floerke officiating. Burial will be in the Felton Cemetery, Akan Twp., Richland County.

   Friends may call and greet the family one hour prior to service time at the Funeral Home.  On line condolences may be made at www.beeman-patchakfuneralhome.com.


Darlene M. Gebhard
 

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Randy Byl
 

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Boscobel, WI -
Darlene M. Gebhard, age 79 of Boscobel, passed away on Friday May 1, 2015 at Baylor Medical Center in McKinney Texas.
   She was born on January 24, 1936 in Mt. Zion Wisconsin.  The daughter of Merritt and Marie (Glessner) Pickett. 
   She married Duane Gebhard on June 5, 1959 at the United Methodist church in Mt. Zion.  Together they raised Dawn, Terrie, Bradley and Margaret on the family farm.
   Darlene was a passionate gardner with  flowers that she gladly shared with others.  She enjoyed the birds that came to her feeders and the wind chimes given to her on Mother's Day. 
   Darlene is survived by her husband Duane Gebhard of Boscobel. Three children Dawn (Herb Bellis) Gebhard of Lancaster, Bradley (Jan) Gebhard of Caddo Mills Tx., Margaret (Pete Pomerening) Gebhard of Boscobel. Five grandchildren, and five Great-Grandchildren.  A brother David (Cathy) Pickett of Rochester Mn.
   She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter Terrie Rosauer, grandsons Charles and Ryan Rosauer and a Great-Grandson Anthony Kirschbaum.
   A Memorial service will be held on Saturday May ​9, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Boscobel. Pastor Jen Johnson officiating.
​Private inurnment will be at a later date ​
in the Boscobel cemetery.
   Friends may call on Friday May ​8​ , 2015 from 4:00-8:00 P.M. at the Kendall Funeral home in Boscobel with a American Legion Auxiliary Service at 7:30 P.M.​ and also at the church on Saturday from 9:00 A.M. until the time of service.
   In lieu of flowers memorials can be given to the Boscobel Rescue Squad or the Boscobel American Legion Auxiliary.  On line condolence can be given at www.kendallfuneralservice.com

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Randy Byl, 57, of Soldiers Grove, passed away on Thursday, May 21, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center with his wife and family by his side.
   He was born in Freeport, Illinois on April 24, 1958 to Mervin and Esther (Pyle) Byl.  He graduated from North Crawford High School in 1976.  On September 18, 1976 he married Arlene Clason at North Clayton United Methodist Church.

   He worked at Advance Transformer for 13 years.  Later he worked at Scot Industries in Muscoda and Holy Cow Cattle Company in Blue River.  For the past 18 years he worked for Sunrise Orchards in Gays Mills. 
   All of his life he had a love of farming.  In his early years he loved to go hunting, fishing, and ride horses.  He had a special love for the holidays and making children happy by being "Santa's Helper".  He was a member of the Soldiers Grove Fire Department for 35 years.  He was also a member of the Soldiers Grove Lions Club and a member of the Sons of the American Legion in Soldiers Grove.

   He is survived by his wife Arlene of Soldiers Grove; 2 sons:  Dustin (Jennifer) and Joshua (Amy) all of Soldiers Grove; 4 grandchildren:  Thomas, Miranda, Bentley, and Alexis; 1 brother:  Paul (Rose) Byl of Pecatonica, Illinois, and 1 sister:  Pamela Smith of Loves Park, Illinois; and also many nieces, nephews, and other friends and relatives.

   He was preceded in death by his parents and the family dog PJ.

   Funeral services will be held on 11 A.M. on Monday, May 25, 2015 at North Clayton United Methodist Church.  Pastor Lorie Betz and Wayne Goplin will officiate. Burial will be in the North Clayton Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church on Sunday May 24, from 4 until 7 PM and on Monday from 10 A.M. until time of services.  The family is being served by the Sime Funeral Home of Readstown.

   Online condolences may be sent to simefuneralforum.com.


Breanne M. (Conley) Klar
 

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Fennimore, WI-
Breanne M. (Conley) Klar, age 29, died unexpectedly on Monday, April 27 2015, at her residence in Fennimore.
   Breanne was born on Jan. 1, 1986 in Boscobel, to Brian Conley and Bonita Palmer Gotzinger. She graduated from Westby Area High School in 2004 and Southwest Wisconsin Technical College in 2006. Breanne was united in marriage to Michael Klar on Oct. 18, 2014 at St. Peter Lutheran Church. Together, they had a beautiful daughter, Maci; She was her pride and joy!

   Bre worked in customer support at TDS Telecom in Lancaster as well as a bartender at the Second Shot in Fennimore. She enjoyed deer hunting with her father and brothers, along with playing golf and shooting darts.
   Bre’s wonderful personality and infectious smile could light up a room. We all know, Bre also remembered how to tell things the way they were. She demonstrated by her actions the dedication to her family, especially her husband, her little Angel Maci, and was an extraordinary daughter, and sister.  Bre touched the lives of so many and her memory will truly be cherished forever. 

   Bre is survived by her husband Michael and her beloved daughter Maci of Fennimore, father, Brian Conley of Potosi, mother and step father, Bonita (Pat) Gotzinger of Stitzer, two brothers; Ben and Brandon (Katie) Conley both of Chicago, IL, sister, Madeline Bode of Cassville, three nephews; Emmett Conley of Chicago, IL, Trent Fordney of Fennimore, Douglas Cummings of Oshkosh, two nieces, Ariana and Lily Hauck of Portland, TN, father and mother-in-law, Mike (Janice) Klar of Stitzer, brother-in-law, Josh (Laci) Cummings of Oshkosh, two sister-in-laws; Gretchen (Jerry) Hauck of Portland, TN, and Christine Klar of Mt. Horeb, Paternal grandparents, George (Shirley) Conley of Fennimore, Maternal grandparents, Russ (Judy) Palmer of Janesville, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

   Bre was preceded in death by her two cousins; Lacey Elizabeth Conley and Harold Kretschman.

   Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday May 1, 2015 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Fennimore with burial to follow at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church Cemetery in Mt. Hope Township Grant Co., WI.
   Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 P.M. on Thursday afternoon April 30, 2015 at Larson Family Funeral Home in Fennimore and from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at the church on Friday morning. In lieu of plants and flowers a memorial fund is being established in loving memory of Breanne M. Klar.  Online condolences may be made at www.larsonfuneralhomes.com


Patricia Schoville
 

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Patricia Schoville, 81, of Soldiers Grove, passed away on Friday, May 8, 2015 at the Sannes Skogdalen Nursing Home in Soldiers Grove.        
   She was born on May 23, 1933 in Soldiers Grove to Tillman and Rebecca (Hooverson) Swiggum.  She married Richard Schoville on Nov. 21, 1951 at her family farm.  After marriage, they lived in Baraboo and later Beloit for a time.  They returned to the Soldiers Grove area where they have lived and farmed most of their married lives. She worked for many years at the Soldiers Grove Post Office,  retiring in 1996 as Post Master.  About the time of her retirement they became "snowbirds" in Florence, Arizona for over twenty years.
   She was a sixty year member of the Wm. A. Schoville Post #220 American Legion Post Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing cards, doing cross stitch, and watching birds. For a while she sold lefsa in stores as "Patty's Lefsa Kitchen".
   She is survived by her husband:  Richard of Soldiers Grove; 1 son:  Teddy (Jennifer) Schoville of Soldiers Grove; 2 daughters:  Jennifer Schoville of Fayetteville, N.C., and Julie Schoville of Beloit; 3 grandchildren:  Jacob Schoville of Madison, Michelle Meeker of Avoca, and Mitchell McClintic of Beloit; 2 great grandchildren:  Kolton McCorkle, and Kasey Layton; Marla Walsh was a great friend and helper to her; she is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
   She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters:  Marion Shaw and Betty Jo Showen, and 1 brother:  Rheo Swiggum.
   A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2015 beginning at 1 PM at the Old Oak Inn in Soldiers Grove. Pastor Keith Schoville will officiate.  Memorials may be given to the North Crawford Rescue Squad or to the charity of their choice.
   Online condolences may be sent to simefuneralforum.com

 

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