Obituaries
 

Carmel Stalsberg

Viroqua, WI

Connie J. Pierce

Boscobel, WI

Iris L. Wagner

Blue River, WI

Thomas L. Bowler

Prairie du Chien, WI

Kay F. Swenson

Boscobel, WI

 David Krogan

Boscobel/Soldiers Grove, 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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Iris L. Wagner
 

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Iris L. Wagner, age 75 of Blue River, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, July 11, 2014 as a result of an automobile accident in rural Boscobel (details).
   She was born December 17, 1938 in Marion Township, Grant County, Wisconsin. The daughter of George and Helen (Stenner) Freymiller, she married Oscar W. Wagner on May 22, 1957 at the Marion Evangelical church in rural Woodman.
   They farmed together for many years in Watterstown township. They enjoyed dancing and playing cards with family and friends. He preceded her in death on November 8, 1998.       Iris enjoyed being with her family every chance she got and is survived by two sons; Michael Wagner of Blue River, Tracy (Kathy) Wagner of Boscobel, and one daughter Darla (Don) Karasek of Blue River. She is further survived by six grandchildren; James Wagner, Peter (Mandy) Wagner, Brianna Wagner, Cole Wagner, David (Cindy) Karasek, Dustin (Anna) Karasek, and three great-grandchildren; Levi Wagner, Jackson Karasek, and Chloe Karasek. She is survived by one brother Merle (Doris) Freymiller of Mineral Point, two sisters, Eleanor Mae (Jack) Frame of Blue Mounds, Karen (Preston) Baker of Cottage Grove and a sister in law Audrey Freymiller of Woodman. She is also survived by special friend and dancing partner of 10 years, Roger Helgerson of Prairie du Chien.
   She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter Ramona Greeley, a granddaughter Karin Anderson and a brother Virgil Freymiller.
   Funeral services will be held on Saturday July 19, 2014 at 12:00 noon at the United Methodist Church in Boscobel, with Pastor Stan Pegram officiating. Burial will be in the Homer Cemetery rural Boscobel.
   Friends may call after 4:00 pm on Friday, July 18, 2014 at the United Methodist Church in Boscobel, and also at the church on Saturday from 11:00 am until the time of the service.
   The Kendall Funeral Service in Boscobel is assisting the family. Iris was a member of the Robert Shattuck Blue River American Legion Auxiliary of Blue River. In lieu of flowers memorial may be given to the United Methodist Church of Boscobel. On line condolences can be sent to www.kendallfuneralservice.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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Carmel Stalsberg
 

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Carmel Stalsberg, 69, of Viroqua, passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at the Bland-Bekkadal Hospice Center in Viroqua.
   She was born on Oct. 8, 1944 in Viroqua to Merle and Leota (Whitt) Hadley.
   She attended school in Beloit, Wis.  She farmed on Stump Ridge for many years.  She also worked in restaurants and at the Green Giant plant in Ripon, Wis.
   She loved Elvis, dancing, country music, drinking her tea in the morning, "the Price is Right" her soap operas, and gossip.
   She is survived by 4 daughters:  Robin Wells of  Viroqua, Tammy Clark of Viroqua, Andrea (Roger) Hanson of Viroqua, and Carrie (John) Sauer of LaCrosse; 4 brothers:  Raymond Hadley of Viroqua, Larry (Lynn) Hadley of Soldiers Grove, Conrad "Butch" (Barb) Hadley of Eastman, and Peter (Doris) Hadley of Beloit; 2 sisters:  Goldie Hooverson of Viroqua, and Barbara Kelly of Viroqua; 14 grandchildren:  Amanda, Ashley, Scott, Amber, Matthew, Anthony, Melinda, Chelse, Kyle, Daniel, James, Zachory, John, Jr., and Thaianne; 5 great grandchildren:  Mayling, Tyshawn, Jaiden, Kyla, and Jaxson; many nieces and nephews; and her dog--Blues.
   She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 infant son:  Robert; 3 brothers:  Roland, Hiram, and infant Richard; 2 sisters:  Linda Erickson, and Fern Parrish.
   Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 1 PM at Peace Lutheran church in Readstown.  Rev. Kevin Gross will officiate. Burial will be in the Manning Cemetery. 
   Friends may call at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown from 4 to 7 PM on Tuesday, and on Wednesday from noon until time of services.  Online condolences may be sent to simefuneralforum.com.

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 David Krogan
 

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 David Krogan, 60, of Boscobel, formerly of Soldiers Grove, passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014 at his home.
   He was born on March 9, 1954 to Clarence and Ruth (Anderson) Krogan in Viroqua, Wisconsin.  He attended North Crawford High School.  He farmed in Crawford County area for many years.  He also worked as a mechanic.  He loved to raise his own gardens, he liked fishing, mushroom hunting, and deer hunting.  He also raised his own rabbits.
   He is survived by 4 sons:  Timothy Krogan of Waukon, Iowa, Jesse (Rebecca Peters) Anderson of LaFarge, Tyler (Katherine) Anderson of Boscobel, and Jordan Anderson of Boscobel; 2 daughters:   Tia (Joe Miatech) Anderson of Boscobel, and Anastasia (Dustin Volden) Anderson of Readstown; his 5 grandchildren:  Blake Wanless, Serenity Volden, Kylea Anderson, Melody Klein, Elias Klein; 1 sister:  Dianne Thompson of Lansing, Iowa; and 1 aunt:  Beaulah Dahlberg of Kenosha, Wis.
   He was preceded in death by 3 sisters:  infant Arlene, Shirley Chroninger, and Joan Volden; 1 brother:  Arland.
   Funeral services will be held at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. Pastor Jim Folz will officiate.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 AM until time of services.
   Online condolences may be sent to simefuneralforum.com.

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