Obituaries
 

Carmel Stalsberg

Viroqua, WI

James (Jim) O'Kane

Rolling Ground, WI

Iris L. Wagner

Blue River, WI

Audrey A. Rymarz

Prairie du Chien, WI

Joshua Krambeer

Soldiers Grove, WI

 David Krogan

Boscobel/Soldiers Grove, WI

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Audrey A. Rymarz
 

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Prairie du Chien, WI
Audrey A. Rymarz, 75, Prairie du Chien, passed away on July 10, 2014. 
   She was born January 29, 1939 in Milwaukee, the daughter of Erich and Adeline (Frederich) Krahn.
   In September 1963, Audrey married Robert J. Rymarz in Milwaukee where they started their family.  They moved to Bagley in 1973 and shortly thereafter to their current residence in Prairie du Chien.  Bob and Audrey co-owned and operated Jellystone Campground in Bagley for more than 23 years.  Audrey also owned her Prairie du Chien clothing store, L.A. Fashions, from the mid-1990s until 2010.  Audrey loved working with people and making friends through her time at the campground or by helping customers pick out the perfect outfit in her clothing store. 
   She enjoyed collecting Fiesta dinnerware and thoroughly adored her four-legged family members.  Audrey and Bob always had a dog at their feet throughout their 50 years of marriage.  Audrey leaves behind her treasured golden retrievers, Ranger and Harley.
   Audrey will be missed dearly by her husband, Bob Rymarz, her children Rick (Terry), Mike (Jackie) and Jim (Nickey), her grandchildren Cole and Jace, her sister-in-law Pat George, her niece Rene Ohm, and her nephews, Ken and Bill George.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother-in-law Ken George. 
   Funeral services will be Monday, July 14, 2014 at 3:00 PM at the Garrity Funeral Home Chapel, Deacon Mark Miller officiating, with burial in the Evergreen Cemetery both in Prairie du Chien. 
   Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday, July 14, 2014 from 1:00 PM until the time of services.
   www.garrityfuneralhome.com

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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.


James (Jim) O'Kane
 

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James (Jim) O'Kane, 75, of Rolling Ground, WI, passed away on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison, WI, after succumbing to a 9 week hospitalization due to pancreatitis.
   Jim was born on February 26, 1939, the son of Leo and Kathryn (Moran) O’Kane in Boscobel, WI.  He grew up in Prairie du Chien, WI where he attended Campion Jesuit High School. 
   He married Sheryl (Sherry) Herdegen on July 12, 1969 in Wauwatosa, WI.  Jim and Sherry lived in Northfield, OH from 1970 to 2003 where he worked as a Research Chemist for British Petroleum (BP) for most of that time.         During that time, they raised two children, Shannon and Timothy; Jim was an active member of St. Barnabas Catholic Church in Northfield, OH.  In 2003, he retired to the Moran family farm in Rolling Ground, WI where he lived until he entered the hospital.
   He was a scientist by trade but a farmer at heart.  He enjoyed gardening and later farmed crops in Rolling Ground during his retirement.  An avid sports enthusiast especially of Wisconsin teams, he never missed a game.  He was a very active member of St. Phillip’s Catholic Church.  He loved his family and especially cherished his grandchildren, Brenden, Matthew, Connor and Declan.
   Jim is survived by his wife of 44 years, Sherry, 2 children and 4 grandchildren: Shannon (Jeremy) Harris (with Connor and Declan) of Furlong, PA and Timothy O’Kane (with Brenden and Matthew) of Munford, TN. He is also survived by his Aunt Pat (Lloyd) Eggers, two brothers and two sisters:  Jack (Twyla) O’Kane, Jerry (Marjorie Berte) O’Kane, Judy (Tom Bowler) O’Kane, and Jane Gutierrez as well as nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.
   He was preceded in death by his parents: Leo and Kathryn (Moran) O’Kane.
   Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 5, at 11 AM at St. Philip Catholic Church at Rolling Ground. Father Zachary Beya and Father Karl Voelker, S.J. will concelebrate the funeral mass celebrating Jim’s life and burial will be in the St. Philip’s Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Friday from 4 to 7 P.M. and on Saturday from 10 A.M. until time of services.
   He was a very avid supporter of the Society of Jesus, especially a special Jesuit Mission in Kenya, therefore memorials may be given to the Wisconsin Province of the Society of Jesus (3400 West Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53208).
   Online condolences may be sent to simefuneralforum.com.

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Joshua Krambeer
 

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Joshua Krambeer, 33,  of Soldiers Grove passed away on Tuesday July 1, 2014 in the Town of Clayton, Crawford County (details).
   He was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 18, 1981 to Theron and Karla (Halverson) Krambeer.  He attended Kee High School in Lansing, Iowa.  Most recently he worked at Scott Industries in Muscoda.  He also did a lot of work for his step father in the excavating business. 
   He was interested in snowmobiling, cars, and motorcycles.  He liked to be the life of the party and entertain his friends.  He loved to watch the Green Bay Packers and the Wisconsin Badgers.
   He is survived by his mother Karla Pugh; 1 son:  Kadyn Krambeer, 1 daughter:  MaKenna Krambeer,  1 stepson:  Kaleb Smith; his special friend: Julie Smith ; his step father:  David Pugh, Sr,  ; his father:  Theron Krambeer;  1 brother:  Nathan Krambeer, 2 step brothers:  D.J. Pugh, Jr. and Justin Pugh; his grandparents:  Gary and Jan Halverson, Kandis Turben, Gene and Marge  Krambeer, and Merrill Pugh; his great grandmother:  Pauline Moran; and many aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, and cousins.
   He was preceded in death by his uncle Kevin Halverson, and his Godmother Auntie Betty.
   Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 2 PM at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown.  Pastor Lance Lorenz will officiate.  Friends may call from 11 AM until time of services at the funeral home.
   Online condolences may be sent to simefuneralforum.com.

 


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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