Obituaries
 

Gerald Leo Hawes

Wexford, IA

Roy A. Wandling

Waukon, IA

Kathryn M. Evans

Prairie du Chien, WI

Orva E. Payne

Prairie du Chien, WI

Ruth D. Waldron

Waukon, IA

Beverly Hitt

Richland Center, WI

Paul J. Heying

Ossian, IA

James R. Wagar

Beetown, WI

Christina A. "Chris" Willis

Ithaca, WI

Elaine Eiling

Muscoda, WI

Roger D. Vickery

Waukon, IA

Marie Shirley Whiteaker

Prairie du Chien, WI

Mary Ellen Severson

Lansing, IA

Suzanne Marie Campbell

Stoddard/La Farge, WI

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Christina A. "Chris" Willis
 

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Christina A. "Chris" Willis, age 47, died suddenly on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at her home in Ithaca. 
   She was born February 16, 1967 in Belvidere, Illinois the daughter of Joseph and Shirley (Meyer) Decot.  Chris lived in the LaValle and Cazenovia area until she moved to Ithaca.  Chris graduated from Weston High School in 1985. 
   She worked at the Richland Cattle Center as a Herdsman for about 15 years.  She raised three daughters and was involved with their basketball, softball, school activities and hardly missed a game thru there years at school. 
   Chris enjoyed vacationing with Tom Miller in Montello, Mexico.
   Survivors include her 3 daughters, Chelsie Willis of Platteville, Tanya Willis of Cazenovia, Talisa Willis of Ithaca; special friend Tom Miller and his son Cole; parents Joe and Shirley Decot of Cazenovia; brother Tom Decot (friend Rachael) of Cazenovia; many aunts, uncles other relatives and friends.
   Chris was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents Don and Fran Decot; maternal grandparents Gil and Ann Meyer.
   Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Clary Memorial Funeral Home in Richland Center.  Pastor Craig Peach will officiate with burial at the Cazenovia Hillside Cemetery. 
   Visitation will be held on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Clary Memorial Funeral Home and also on Saturday from 10:00 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM. 
   In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the family.  On line condolences can be made at www.clarymemorialfuneralhome.com

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Ruth D. Waldron
 

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Ruth D. Waldron, 88, of Waukon, IA, died Saturday, April 19, 2014, at her home in Waukon.
   Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 24th, at 11:00 AM at St. Patrick Catholic Church with burial at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, both in Waukon.
   Friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 pm Wednesday at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon where there will be a 3:45 pm scripture service. Memorials may be given to St. Patrick Church or St. Patrick School.
   Ruth Darlene Waldron was born on May 14, 1925 in Decorah, IA, the daughter of Hugo and Edna (Sobolick) Huber. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Benedict Catholic Church, attended rural Decorah Schools and graduated from Decorah High School in 1942. After high school she attended AIB in Davenport for 2 years before returning home and working as a telephone operator.
   On May 21, 1946 Ruth married John Leroy Waldron at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Decorah. Ruth and John raised their family in Waukon. They operated the local Dairy Queen restaurant during the 1956 season. Ruth had a long career of her own as an associate for Leschensky Insurance Agency for over 20 years and later as a secretary at Farm Bureau Insurance for several more years.
   Ruth was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and the VFW Auxiliary. She volunteered for a number of things at St. Patrick School and also helped with bingo at the Good Samaritan Center and she enjoyed playing euchre at the wellness center for the Veterans Memorial Hospital Auxiliary fundraisers. She loved to spend time with John fishing on the Mississippi River, taking long rides in the countryside, or attending area dances. Ruth also enjoyed flower gardening, sewing and embroidery, shopping, and playing cards with her friends.
   Survivors include her 4 children: John J. (Annette) Waldron of Marion, IA, Mark V. (Angela McComas) Waldron of Lakeland, FL, Anne Marie (Peter) Fuchsteiner of St. Cloud, MN, and Mary Diane (Jack Cirkl) Mercil of Cedar Rapids, IA; 13 grandchildren: Shannon (Tom) Grommon, Erin Waldron, Mark (Missy) Waldron II, Mary (Gregg) Leitzel, Matt (Nicky) Waldron, Michael (Allison Rockefeller) Waldron, Adam (Jessica) Fuchsteiner, Carolyn (Koleman) Brenner, Dana (Ray) Bolinger, Sarah Regan, Michael (Amber) Mercil, Maggie Mercil, and James (Stephanie Kopecky) Mercil; 13 great-grandchildren, with another expected soon; a brother Earl (Theresa) Huber of Cedar Rapids; a sister-in-law Ruth Huber of Decorah; brothers and sisters-in-law: Maxine Howell of Ft. Worth, TX, Jeanne (Dick) Roggensack of Waukon, Marie (Roger) Sullivan of New Lenox, IL, and Cheryl Waldron of Waukon; and numberous nieces and nephews.
   Ruth is preceded in death by her parents; her husband John, who died in 2006; a son-in-law Jim Mercil; a brother Conrad Huber; and brothers and sisters-in-law: Vernon (Beck) Waldron, Bill (Marge) Waldron, Stan (Lois) Waldron, Milo Howell, and Paul “Butch” Waldron.


Mary Ellen Severson
 

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Mary Ellen Severson, 89, of Lansing, Iowa died Friday, April 18, 2014 at Thornton Manor in Lansing, Iowa.
   She was born February 25, 1925 to William and Rose (Thompson) Severson in Lansing, Iowa. She spent her childhood in Lansing and graduated in the class of 1942 in the Lansing Public School.
   In 1944, Mary Ellen moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota where she made her home with her mother and worked for many years. She retired October 31, 1987 and moved back to Lansing, August 1, 1988.
   She was a member of the United Methodist Church and the P.E.O Sisterhood for years.
   There are no immediate survivors.
   Mary was preceded in death by her parents.
   Visitation will be on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 10:00 - 11:00 am at the Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Lansing, Iowa.
   Memorial Services will be at 11:00 am on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at the Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Lansing, Iowa.  Burial will be held at a later date.
   Memorials may be directed to Lansing Ambulance Service or the Lions Club.
   Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Lansing, Iowa is assisting with the arrangements.  Condolences may be left with www.graufuneralhomes.com


Suzanne Marie Campbell
 

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Suzanne Marie Campbell, 68, of Stoddard, formerly of La Farge, died peacefully Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Mayo-Francisan Healthcare in LaCrosse. 
   She was born April 14, 1946, in Richland Center the daughter of Orlan and Eleanor (Jewell) McCoy.  Suzanne graduated from West Lima High School in 1964.   She was a loving mother who raised her children in La Farge with her husband, David Campbell.  After her children were grown, she blazed her own trail by moving to Ohio and later Arizona before returning to Wisconsin to spend her final days with her family.  Suzanne enjoyed camping at Lake Petenwell with family and friends, gardening, knitting, sewing, and her flowers.  She also spent many hours jeeping and gold panning in Arizona.  However, Suzanne’s greatest joy was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.    
   Suzanne is survived by three children:
Jeffrey (Cindy) Campbell of Stoddard, WI,
Troy (Kathy) Campbell of Marshall, WI,
Trevor (Jody) Campbell of Jeffersonville, IN;
11 Grandchildren:
Jeff and Cindy’s children: Elizabeth (Jason) Sumwalt, Kristina (Eugene) Kelbel, Mallory Campbell (friend Brian Zielke), Collin Campbell (friend Danielle Vold);
Troy and Kathy’s children: Jacelyn Campbell, Cameron Campbell;
Trevor and Jody’s children: Cayla (Matt) Wong, Taylre Campbell, Caleb Campbell, Tannre Campbell, Aaron Campbell;
6 great-grandchildren:
Elizabeth and Jason’s children: Lauryn Sumwalt and Brooklyn Sumwalt;
Kristina and Eugene’s children: Miaya Campbell, Gavin Campbell, Treyton Schmidt, Lexus Kelbel;
Suzanne was eagerly awaiting the newest great-grandchild from Cayla and Matt Wong;
many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 
   Suzanne was preceded in death by her parents, sister Carol Glick, and infant sister Nancy McCoy.
   The family would like to thank the Angels on the Ninth Floor in Mayo for the loving compassionate care for their mother and her family during her transition. 
   Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 11:00 AM at the La Farge Free Methodist Church. 
   Friends may call at the Seland Huston Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM and again at the La Farge Free Methodist Church on Thursday, April 24, 2014, from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at 11:00 AM. 
   The family suggests memorials in Suzanne’s name be directed to the Cystic Fibrosis  Foundation, Autism Research Foundation, National Association for Down Syndrome, and Children’s Miracle Network.  The Pratt Funeral and Cremation is assisting the family with their arrangements.  Online condolences can be made at www.prattfuneralservice.com.


Roger D. Vickery
 

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Roger D. Vickery, 72, of Waukon, IA, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Hospice Care Center in Lexington, KY.
   Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 26th, at 11:00 AM at Forest Mills United Methodist Church in rural Postville, IA, with Rev. Richard Iles officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.
   Friends may call from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Friday at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.
   Roger Donald Vickery was born April 24, 1941, on the Ewing home farm in the Forest Mills area in rural Waukon, the son of Donald and Ruth (Ewing) Vickery. His father Donald died in a farm accident when Roger was two years old. Ruth married Keith Bloxham and Keith raised him as his son.
   Roger graduated from Waukon High School in 1960. He married Ahn Totton and they had two daughters Nichole and Alycia. Roger then married Linda Ashcraft and they had one daughter Tammy. Roger owned and operated many retail meat businesses in various states East of the Missippippi River until a disability forced him to retire. He then moved back to Waukon, where he did computer work at Ewing Featherbird Company and was involved with internet marketing. Roger invented and patented two products that he sold online; the Bite Alert, a fish alarm system and the Easy Share Pro a telephone interface system. He also sold nutritional products on the internet.
   Roger was a lifetime member of Forest Mills United Methodist Church in rural Postville. He enjoyed building and flying remote control airplanes and was involved with horse racing in Kentucky.
   Survivors include his daughters: Nichole (Jim) Bailey, Alycia (Arthur) Gividen both of Georgetown, KY, and Tammy Vickery of Winchester, KY; seven grandchildren: Susan, Leslie, Peyton, Michael, Alexia, Katarena, and Alec; two great-grandchildren: Abigail and Zachary; and a brother Chuck (Maxine) Bloxham. He is preceded in death by his parents.
   Casketbearers are Peyton Vickery, Alec Alejandro, John May, Arthur Gividen, Chuck Bloxham, Michael Vickery, Doug Ewing, and Jim Bailey.


Gerald Leo Hawes
 

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Gerald Leo Hawes, 79, Wexford, Iowa, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Thornton Manor in Lansing, Iowa.
   Gerald was born on August 7, 1934, in Wexford, Iowa, to John and Ellen (Conway) Hawes. He graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in Lansing, Iowa. Following high school, Gerald served his country honorably in the United States Army from February 5, 1957 to January 22, 1959.
   Gerald was united in marriage to Mary Ann Schissel on August 19, 1968, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Monona, Iowa. Two children, Christopher and Shawn, were born to this union. Mary Ann later passed away on November 5, 1984. Gerald was then united in marriage to Jane Carroll Hawes on December 26, 1992, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Wexford, Iowa.
   Gerald farmed his entire life and enjoyed coon hunting, playing baseball and softball and playing cards with his brothers over the last fifty years. Gerald was a life-long member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Wexford, Iowa. He was a devoted father and husband who will be greatly missed by the many people who knew him.
   Survivors include his wife, Jane Hawes, Wexford; two children, Christopher Gerald Hawes, Shenzhen, China and Shawn Marie (Matt) Hartung, San Diego, CA; five step-children, Michael (Gail) Hawes, Fairfield, OH, Maureen (Paul) Bigelow, Rochester, MN, Brian (Allison) Hawes,Hillsborough, NJ, Brenda (Mark) Hostager, Dubuque, IA, and Thomas Hawes, Belleville, WI; fourteen step-grandchildren and his five siblings, Rev. Msgr. Cletus J. Hawes, Ossian, IA, Rev. Donald J. Hawes, Calmar, IA, Cyril Hawes, Wexford, IA, Sr. Therese Marie Hawes, PBVM, Dubuque, IA and Joan Rydz, Schaumburg, IL.
   Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, John and Ellen (Conway) Hawes; his first wife, Mary Ann (Schissel) Hawes; his brother-in-law, Bob Rydz and his paternal and maternal grandparents.
   Visitation will be on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 4-8 pm with a 4 pm Rosary and an 8 pm Scripture Service at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Lansing, Iowa. Visitation will also be held one hour before mass time on Friday at the church.
   Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 am on Friday, April 25, 2014 at Wexford-Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Wexford-Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery with military rites.
   Thornburg – Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Lansing, Iowa is helping the family with the arrangements.
   Condolences may be left with www.graufuneralhomes.com


Elaine Eiling
 

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Elaine Eiling, age 85, of Muscoda, died peacefully on April 21, 2014, at Golden Living Riverdale.
   She was born on August 5, 1928 in Marshall Township, Richland County, the daughter of Harry and Zelda Reynolds. She grew up in Richland Center.
   She married Florian (Mike) Bomkamp in September 1946. She and Mike had three sons, Dan Bomkamp, Muscoda, John Bomkamp, (Vicky), Muscoda and Tim Bomkamp, Muscoda. Mike died in 1961 in a work accident leaving Elaine with three young sons to raise on her own. She began working for the Village of Muscoda as a helper to the Village Clerk/Treasurer, shortly thereafter.
   She married John Eiling in February 1964 and she and John had three more children, Don Eiling, Madison, Jerry Eiling, Evansville, and Amy Pulvermacher, Muscoda.
   She served as the Clerk/Treasurer for the Village of Muscoda for over two decades and then as a member of the Village Board for several terms.
   Elaine loved fishing, playing cards and reading. She was a good fisherman and loved to be in a boat with her favorite cane pole in her hand. She was a member of a card club that played 500 for over 50 years. She also played Bridge and many other card games and was ruthless as a card player. She was a member of St. John’s Altar Society and volunteered at Riverdale Manor for many years to “help the old people”.
   She loved walking and it was a common sight to see her several times a day with her little dog, Sam, walking all over the village. She often walked over ten miles a day.
She is survived by her six children. She is also survived by six grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, many relatives and many friends.
   Elaine also loved reading. She loved the Muscoda Library and read hundreds of books over her lifetime. Her family would like to suggest memorials to the Friends of the Muscoda Library, in lieu of flowers. Memorials can be sent to box 222, Muscoda. She would be happy to know that memorials in her name will be used to furnish the new library with things that will be enjoyed for many years by many people.
   Elaine will be missed by her family, friends and the many people she knew during her long life.
   Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 11:00 AM at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with Father Peter Auer officiating. Burial will follow in the St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery.
   Friends may call at the Godager Pratt Funeral Home in Muscoda, on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 5:00 until 7:00 PM with a parish rosary to be held at 5:00 PM. Friends may also call at the funeral home on Friday from 10:00 AM until the departure to the church at 10:30 AM.
   The Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family with their arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.prattfuneralservice.com

 

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Paul J. Heying
 

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Paul J. Heying, 83, of Ossian, Iowa, died Sunday, April 20, 2014 at the Good Samaritan Center in Postville, Iowa. 
   Paul John, the son of Joseph and Rose (Bohr) Heying, was born August 29, 1930 in Festina, Iowa.  He attended St. Mary Parochial School in Festina.  Paul served with the U.S. Army at Fort Bliss, Texas, during the Korean War.  Paul was united in marriage with Patricia Frommelt on June 2, 1955 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Ossian, Iowa.  To this union, seven children were born.  Paul drove the Standard Oil Truck in the Ossian area for thirty-five years.  After a short retirement, he drove a school bus for the South Winneshiek Schools for sixteen years.
   Paul was very active in the community.  He was a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Ossian. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and an honorary member of the St. Francis Rosary Society.  He was active with A.R.C. of Winneshiek County, the Ossian Fire Department and was a member of the Brockman-Hammersland American Legion Post #503.  Paul enjoyed playing cribbage and cards, going to dances with Pat, reading, and the Chicago Cubs.  He will be remembered by his family and friends for his jokes and stories.
   Paul is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years, Pat, of Ossian, Iowa; seven children, Alan Heying of Decorah, Iowa; Randy (Connie) Heying of Tabor, South Dakota; Pam (Kim) Klocek of Minneapolis, Minnesota; David Heying of Postville, Iowa; Deb (Chris) Viney of St. Cloud, Minnesota; Mike (Cindi) Heying of Ramsey, Minnesota; and Cathy Heying of Minneapolis, Minnesota; twelve grandchildren, Tara Flaskerud; BrieAnna Clothier; Akaesha Mergen; Alyssa Flaskerud; Matt Heying; Alex Heying; Nick Heying; Tyler Heying; Zach Viney; Sam Heying; Kaitlyn Heying; and Max Viney; ten great grandchildren; ten siblings, Helen (Melvin) Hageman of Ft. Atkinson, Iowa; Dennis (Marion) Heying of Hawkeye, Iowa; Ernie (Kay) Heying of Calmar, Iowa; Doris Bouska of Hawkeye, Iowa; John (Louise) Heying of Calmar, Iowa; Lorna (Cletus) Bouska of Waucoma, Iowa; Carl (Carol) Heying of Dubuque, Iowa; Robert (Tina) Heying of Napa, California; Mary Ann (Dick) Trewin of Waucoma, Iowa; and Susan Heying of Calmar, Iowa; his mother-in-law, Eunice Frommelt of Ossian, Iowa; sisters-in-law, Joanne Schroeder of Ossian, Iowa and Jane (Jim) Meadows of Tucson, Arizona; a brother-in-law, Dan Frommelt of Des Moines, Iowa and many nieces and nephews.
   Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Rose; his brother, Greg Heying; his sister, Betty Bruess; and his father-in-law, Elmer Frommelt.   
   Visitation will be on Thursday, April 25, 2014 from 4-8 pm with a 4:00 pm Knights of Columbus Rosary and a 7:30 pm Scripture Service at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Ossian, Iowa and there will also be a one hour visitation before mass at the church on Friday.
   Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 am on Friday, April 25, 2014 at the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Ossian, Iowa.  Burial will follow at the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Cemetery, Ossian, Iowa.
   Schmitz-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Ossian, Iowa is helping the family with the arrangements.
   Condolences may be left with www.graufuneralhomes.com

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Marie Shirley Whiteaker
 

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Marie Shirley Whiteaker, 80, of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin died Monday, April 21, 2014 at Prairie Maison, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.     She was born on July 6, 1933 to Raymond and Mary (Valley) Kellogg in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.
   Marie was united in marriage to Allerick Leslie Whiteaker in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin on August 18, 1951.  To this union four children were born, Al, LuCinda, Pam and Pat.  Marie was a homemaker for her family. Marie was a lifelong resident of Prairie du Chien and a member of the United Methodist Church. She loved to read and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and babysitting for her family and friends.  She had a big heart for everyone she came in touch with. 
   Marie is survived by her children, Al and his wife, Brenda Whiteaker of North Augusta, South Carolina, LuCinda Wolcott of Prairie du Chien, Pam and her husband, Ray Check of Prairie du Chien and Pat and her husband, Ron Lessard of Prairie du Chien; eleven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rosemary Bouzek and Lucille and her husband, Al Anderson; one brother, Jack and his wife, Darlene Kellogg.
   Marie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Allerick Leslie; her brothers, Raymond and LaVerne Kellogg and her sisters, Ireta Wilson and Pearl Judy Olsen.
   Visitation will be on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 9:30 am until time of services at the United Methodist Church, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.
   Funeral Services will be at 11 am on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at United Methodist Church, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin with the Reverend Mike Christensen as the Officiant.
Burial will follow at the Evergreen Cemetery, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.
   Thornburg-Grau Funeral Cremation Service, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin is helping the family with the arrangements.
   Condolences may be left with www.graufuneralhomes.com


Orva E. Payne
 

Prairie du Chien, WI
Orva E. Payne age 80 of Prairie du Chien passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital. 
   She was born December 28, 1933 in Seneca, WI the daughter of William and Elnora (Tyrer) Payne.
    Orva worked for many years as a waitress in Madsion, WI. 
   She is survived by her sisters, Elaine Gaston of Waterloo, IA, Delena Spink of Stoughton, WI and Norma (Donald) Richmond of Oregon, WI, her brothers, Wayne Payne of Livingston, WI and Stephen (Connie) Payne of Pine, CO along with many nieces and nephews. 
   She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Vilas and Arley, her sisters, Nola Jean and Lorraine, brothers in law, Donald Gaston and Louie Spink along with a sister in law Janet Payne.
   A memorial service will be Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 12:00 PM at the Garrity Funeral Home Chapel in Prairie du Chien, WI with Rev. Joel Oines officiating.  Interment will be later in the Whitaker Cemetery in Bell Center, WI.        Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 11:00 AM until the time of services.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.  www.garrityfuneralhome.com

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Kathryn M. Evans
 

Prairie du Chien, WI
Kathryn M. Evans age 93 of Prairie du Chien passed away Sunday, December 29, 2013 at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital. 
   She was born June 29, 1920 in Mt. Hope, WI, the daughter of Louis and Kathryn (Elliott) Degenhardt.  She married Mason Evans on April 13, 1940 in Elkader, IA.  He preceded her in death on February 12, 1993. 
   Kathryn was an active member of St. Gabriel’s Church in Prairie du Chien. 
   She is survived by her son Mason (Diane) Evans of Gays Mills, WI, her daughters Mary Lee (Harlan) Schlueter of Gillette, WY, Kay (Gordon) Campbell of Ferryville, WI and JoAnne (Richard) Peters of Bagley, WI, 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. 
   She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son Donald “Lucky”Evans, two infant children, her brothers, Ralph, Louis, Bernard, John and Harold Degenhardt along with her sister Marian Neisius.
   A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 11:30 AM at St. Gabriel’s Church of the Holy Family Parish with interment in the Calvary Cemetery both in Prairie du Chien. 
   Friends may call on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the Garrity Funeral Home in Prairie du Chien from 10:30 AM until the time of departure for the church. 
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Beverly Hitt
 

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Beverly Hitt, 71, of Richland Center, died on April 18, 2014 at Pine Valley Healthcare.
   She was born at home in Richland County on October 3, 1942 the daughter of Byron and Matie (Cornwall) Hoke. She was united in marriage with Arthur Hitt on August 17, 1968 in Viola, WI by the Reverend Frank Thompson. She graduated from the Richland County Teachers College and taught at elementary school for a few years in Lone Rock.
   Survivors include two children: Rachel Hitt of Madison, Andrew (Dr. Stacy) Hitt of Madison; two grandchildren: Kaitlyn Hitt, Isaac Hitt; four brother and sisters; Gary (Roxanne) Hoke of Viola, Donna (Dr. Joseph) Syty of Sun Prairie, Beth (William) Petersen of Waterloo, Diane (Donald) Ray of Joplin, MO; nieces and nephews.
   Beverly was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Arthur.
   Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the Pratt Memorial Chapel at 11:00 AM with Pastor Barbara S. Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Richland Center Cemetery.
   Friends may call at the Pratt Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, April 24, 2014 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 and again on Thursday, from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at 11:00 AM.
   The family suggests memorials in Beverly’s name be directed to Peace United Methodist Church. The Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family with their arrangements. Online condolences can be made at  www.prattfuneralservice.com.


Roy A. Wandling
 

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Roy A. Wandling, 86, of Waukon, IA, died Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Northgate Care Center in Waukon.
   Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 23rd, at 11:00 AM at St. John's Lutheran Church in Waukon, with Rev. Lynn G. Groe officiating. Burial with military rites will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.
   Friends may call from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Tuesday at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon,and one hour before the service on Wednesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church and Northgate Care Center.
   Roy Albert Wandling was born December 21, 1927, at his parents’ home in rural Iowa County, IA; he was the son of Albert and Ruth (Fisher) Wandling. Roy served in the United States Marines from 1946-1947, and again in 1950 during the Korean War.
   On February 22, 1948, he married Dorothy Danker at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Keystone, IA. The couple made their home in Benton County, IA, before moving to Waukon, IA, in 1960. Roy did farm work before becoming a feed salesman for MoorMan’s Manufacturing (now ADM) in 1960. After retiring in 1986, Roy sold cars for Daley’s in Decorah, IA, and Pladsen’s in Waukon; he also drove the VA van for trips to Iowa City, IA.
   Roy was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon, where he served on many committees and was a past council president. He was a charter member of the Allamakee Sportsman’s Club and was also a charter member of the Waukon Lions Club, where he participated in a lot of community service. Roy also belonged to the American Legion. He enjoyed reading, and taking his kids boating. He was very much a people person and loved talking with everyone.
   Roy is survived by his wife Dorothy of Waukon; five children: Thomas (Toni) Wandling of Decorah, Cynthia (Loren) Fiet of Waukon, Carol (Thomas) Wittenberg of Onalaska, WI, Gene (Tamara) Wandling of O’Fallon, IL, and Alan (Barb) Wandling of La Crosse, WI; 13 grandchildren; one step-grandson; nine great-granddaughters (and the 10th due any day); one sister Irene Raub of Cedar Falls, IA; and one half-brother Lewis Rabe of Marengo, IA.
   He was preceded in death by his parents; half-brother Wayne Rabe; half-sister Velma Pease; sister Rachel Selk; and one granddaughter Lacey Wandling.
   Honorary casketbearers are Kasey and Ryan Wandling, Denise Blake, Cathie Fiet, Amy Jeglum, Ann Tieman, and Rachel, Britney, and Paige Wandling. Casketbearers are Brian Jeglum, Jesse and Brodie Wandling, Bryce Wandling, Russ Tieman, Nic Wittenberg, and Tanner Formanek.


James R. Wagar
 

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BEETOWN, WI –
James R. Wagar, age 46, of Beetown, passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Grant Regional Health Center, Lancaster.  
   He was born on March 19, 1968, in Lancaster, the son of Joseph and Elinor (Metcalf) Wagar.  Jim graduated from Lancaster High School in May 1986.  He then graduated from Wisconsin School of Electronics in Madison in June 1988 with an Associate Degree in Electronics.
   Jim moved to Florida where he worked for Aero Aire.  He often traveled to England, France, Canada and the entire United States.  Jim even worked on the President’s helicopter at Stratford, Connecticut. 
   On June 23, 1990, he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Lori Lynn Richardson.  After their marriage, the couple moved back to Wisconsin in 1996.  Jim worked at Dillman Equipment Co., Division of Astec, Tennessee for the past sixteen years. 
   He enjoyed fishing, outdoor activities and family functions.  Jim dearly enjoyed spending time with his wife and daughters.  He also enjoyed making hovercrafts in his basement with his brother.  Jim loved to debate and had a dry sense of humor that will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
   Survivors include his loving wife, Lori; daughters:  Tara and Katelin, all of Beetown; his parents, Joseph and Elinor Wagar, Beetown; brothers:  David (Beth) Wagar, Bloomington; Lynn (Jamie) Wagar, Prairie du Chien; sister, Brenda (Dan) Odeen, Prairie du Chien; his mother and father-in-law, Mary and David Richardson, Potosi; sisters-in-law, Michelle Richardson, Potosi; Michelyn (Todd) Clanton, Prairie du Chien; brother-in-law, David (Melissa) Richardson, Lancaster; many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
   A Service of Remembrance will be held on Friday, April 25, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lancaster.  Burial will be in Dodge Cemetery, Beetown Township. 
   Family and friends may call on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.  In lieu of plants and flowers, a James R. Wagar Memorial Fund has been established.
   Online condolences:  www.martinschwartzfuneralhomes.com                                                                                    4/22

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