Obituaries
 

Cecil E. Olson

Prairie du Chien, WI

William Henry "Bill" Sander

Boscobel, WI

Roger Turnmire

Soldiers Grove, WI

Anna Marie (Lisa) Løkke Reser

Readstown, WI

Garrel Franklin Maybee

rural Soldiers Grove, WI

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William Henry "Bill" Sander
 

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William Henry "Bill" Sander, age 85 of Boscobel, passed away on Sunday December 17, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society in Fennimore.       He was born on August 2, 1932 in Wauzeka.  The son of Fred and Dorothy (Hudson) Sander. He married Ardith Fortney on March 24, 1954 at the United Methodist Church in Eastman.
   He farmed on Niland Ridge between Wauzeka and Steuben until retiring to Boscobel in 2005.
   Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards and loved spending time with his family. 
   He is survived by his wife Ardith Sander of Boscobel.  His children: Sue (Greg) Hurda of Boscobel, Janet (Rob) Lathrop of Boscobel, Judy Lange of Prairie du Chien, Fred (Tammy) Sander of Boscobel.  Grandchildren Tyan (Bill) Hying of Muscoda, Kaylee Hurda of Boscobel, Kyle (Vicki) Sander of of Boscobel, Elisha (Jason) Jaedike of Plain, Delaine Hurda of Cannon Falls Mn., Kristin Sander of Muscoda, Kari Sander of Boscobel, Brianna (Kenny) Schumacher of Madison, Danielle Lathrop of Winona Mn., Karl (Kayla) Sander of Steuben, Bridgette Lange (Dalton Hardy) of Eau Claire, Kasey (Chelssi) Lathrop of Boscobel.  Great-Grandchildren: Braden and Leah Myers, Daniel McClimans, Tyler Peterson, Serenity Goodman, Blake, Drew, and Payten Sander, Landen Jaedike, Wyatt Nelson, Treagir Sander, Maycee Knowler, Layten and Levi Sander, Jaxson Lathrop, Jayden Alderson. 6 Sisters: Wilma Rounds of Boscobel, Lena Tainter of Gays Mills, Irene Cudney of Beloit, Alma Schleicher of Cassville, Mary (Jinx) Walters of Wauzeka, Emily (Jim) Jeglum of Reeseville. 2 Brothers: John Sander of La Crosse , Jim Sander of Boaz. 4 Sister in Laws: Phyllis Sander of Wauzeka, Theresa Sander of Steuben, Marion Austin of Laughlin NV., Celia (Don) Rose of Prairie du Chien.  A Brother In Law Stan (Bonnie) Fortney of Boscobel. Many nieces and nephews cousins, and friends.
   He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 great-grandchildren Donavon Sander, Miles Gregory Davis. 2 brothers Dick Sander, Don Sander. 1 sister Margaret Brandes.
   Funeral Services will be held on Friday December 22, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at the Century Hall in Wauzeka.  Pastors Lynn Schreck and Mary Ann Floreke officiating.  Burial in the Wauzeka Cemetery. 
   Friends may call on Thursday December 21, 2017 from 5:00-8:00 P.M. at the Kendall Funeral Home in Boscobel and on Friday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at Century Hall in Wauzeka. 
   In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the family.  Online condolences can be sent to www.kendallfuneralservice.com

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Cecil E. Olson
 

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Prairie du Chien, WI
Cecil E. Olson age 70 of Prairie du Chien passed away Friday, January 12, 2018 at the Gundersen Health Systems in LaCrosse, WI after a brief illness. 
   He was born May 25, 1947 in Prairie du Chien the son of Otto and Dorcas (Schaal) Olson.  He married Mary Cull on June 5, 1965 at the St. Lawrence O’Toole Church in Mt. Hope, WI. 
   Cecil worked for the Ribstone Silo Company and later for the FS Plant in Prairie du Chien.  Most recently he worked as a carpenter for Steiner Construction in Prairie du Chien. 
   He was an avid hunter and fisherman, he especially enjoyed ice fishing.  Cecil loved his native Prairie du Chien, and it’s  history, being very proud of his heritage. 
   He is survived by his wife of almost 53 years, Mary Olson, his children, Lesa (Dave) Barbour of Pequosan, VA, and Robert (Brandee) Olson of Seneca, WI, his beloved grandchildren, Samantha, Brooke, Layla, Alexis, Taylor and Warren, beloved great grandchildren, Meah and Madison, his brothers, Lester (Joy) and Lary (Ada) Olson both of Prairie du Chien, his sisters, Linda Peters of Iowa and Betty Olson of Prairie du Chien along with his beloved dog Isabelle.          He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter Sheila Olson.
   A memorial service will be Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Garrity Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Weighner officiating.  Interment will be later in the St. Lawrence O’Toole Cemetery in Mt. Hope, WI. 
   Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 9:00 AM until the time of services.  www.garrityfuneralhome.com

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Anna Marie (Lisa) Løkke Reser
 

Anna Marie (Lisa) Løkke Reser was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 19th 1932 to Morten Fredrik Løkke and Marie (Tulla) Carlsen Løkke. 
   In the Spring of 1933 her parents immigrated back to Bodø, Norway.  She was raised on a dairy farm on Lake Soløya in the Bodin Community.  
   She credited her strong humanitarian leanings to the influence of her experiences as a child living in an occupied country during WWII.  In her youth she was very active in 4H and other Norwegian agricultural organizations.   It was through leadership positions in 4H that she came to the United States on an exchange program.  During her exchange experience in Colorado a young local boy named Robert Reser purchased her pie at a community pie social.  After six years of letter exchanges they were married in August of 1962 in Bodin Kirke in Bodø, Norway.   They lived in Fairbanks, Alaska, Spokane, Washington and Cary, Illinois before settling on a beef farm in Readstown, Wisconsin. 
   She was a social person and quickly became involved in many local organizations.  She was a member of Kickapoo United Lutheran Church. She loved travel, music, literature, nature, history, animals, national politics and sharing a strong cup of coffee and food with family and friends.  She fed and welcomed everyone, both two legged and four, into her home.  
   She was a staunch supporter of food cooperatives, particularly the coops in Viola and Viroqua. She was a very active in her local community and remained strongly connected to her Norwegian roots.  Although she remained a proud Norwegian citizen her entire life, she was fiercely patriotic to both countries.  She closely followed politics and was a lifelong liberal.
   She is survived by her children Ingunn (Lars Fredriksen) Reser of Downers Grove, IL, Morten (Teresa Zart) Reser of Readstown, WI,  Kristina (Rich Jaynes) Reser-Jaynes of Readstown, and Roberta (Knut) Kjos of Mogriena Norway.   Grandchildren Espen Fredriksen, Michael Eitland, Karl Fredriksen, Maren Reser, Zoe Fredriksen, Morten L. Reser, Haakon Fredriksen, Josefine Jaynes, Caleb Peterson, Mia Jaynes and Kathrine Jaynes.  As well as her extended family and many many cherished friends.
   She joins her parents Morten and Marie Løkke, her big brother Freddy, and many family and friends whom she loved dearly.
   A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, October 21, at 11 A.M. at Kickapoo United Lutheran Church on County Road J in Soldiers Grove.  Pastor Chuck Miller will officiate.
   Friends may call at the church from 9 AM until time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to The Center for Special Children at the LaFarge Medical Clinic (C/O Vernon Memorial Healthcare507 South Main Street Viroqua, WI 54665), Bethel Home and Services, Inc. (614 S. Rock Street, Viroqua, WI  54665), or the Bethel Home Helping Hens (C/O Bethel Home Foundation 614 Rock Street, Viroqua, WI 54665).
   The Sime Funeral Home of Readstown is serving the family.  Online condolence can be sent to http://www.simefuneralforum.com

 

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Roger Turnmire
 

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Roger Turnmire of Soldiers Grove, WI passed away at the age of 90 on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at Soldiers Grove Health Services.
   He was born on November 13, 1927 in La Crosse, WI to Hiram and Violet (Carmack) Turnmire and lived his entire life in the Soldiers Grove area.  He graduated from Soldiers Grove High School.  He married Irene Olson on March 24, 1956.
   Roger owned and operated a jukebox business for many years and was responsible for installing Cable TV in Soldiers Grove and many other little town in WI.  In Soldiers Grove he built the tower on the hill piece by piece by hand.
   He loved to play cards especially Solitaire which he played every morning, he was an awesome pool player and played in league for many years.  He was an avid hunter and could walk through the woods so quietly.  He hunted deer but loved going to Colorado to go Elk hunting and did that for over 50 years.
   Roger was in the Air Force and served in the Korean war.  Roger was a very active member of the William Schoville Post 220 Legion for 63 years and was Commander in 1996& 1997. He was a Member of the 40 and 8th Legion for 40 years.   He was a large part of putting together  the celebration that was in Soldiers Grove honoring the Medal of Honor recipients a few years ago and doing the Beauford Anderson Memorial Park in Soldiers Grove, WI Honoring our Veterans.
   Roger is survived by his son Terry (Becky) Turnmire of Idaho Falls, ID, son Roger (Susan) Homan of Lady Lake, FL, his sister Tonya Turnmire, his Grandchildren Bobbie (Jennifer) Turnmire of Sun Prairie, Wi, Corey (Jessica) Turnmire of Edgerton, WI,   Richard (Cindy) Homan of Mass., Roger (Angela) Homan, Jr, of Canada and Sandra Homan of Mass., also his Great Grandchildren Bobbie Jr & Tyra Turnmire, Teegan Turnmire, Shaylee, Leah, Kaitlyn, Will, Briana, Alex and Robbie. His Step mother Clem Turnmire of Janesville and his partner Lorraine Davig.
   He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Irene and siblings Hy (Tyke) Turnmire and Ronna Sue Miller.
   Visitation will be from 10:00 till Church Service at 1:00 at Our Saviors Lutheran in Church in Soldiers Grove, Wi. Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018.
   Funeral and Interment is with Sime Funeral Home and will be at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Soldiers Grove, Wi  with Military rites by the William Schoville Post 220 American Legion of Soldiers Grove.
     Online condolences can be sent to http://www.simefuneralforum.com 

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Garrel Franklin Maybee
 

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Garrel Franklin Maybee 96, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. 
   He was born November 18, 1920, to Frank and Marie Maybee of Bear Creek (Rural Soldiers Grove), WI.  Garrel was one of four children.
   Garrel married Alma McDaniel at the Little Brown Church, July 3, 1938, in Nashua, Iowa. They made their home in Sebulah, Illinois, where Garrel worked cutting timber, while Alma took in boarders.  One year later, they moved to North Clayton Ridge where they began farming. 
   It was there that they purchased their first farm of 40 acres.  Both worked the land as they started their family.  Alma and Garrel were eventually parents to three children, Mary, Joyce and Jack.  As this young family grew, they soon made their home on Trout Creek, where they purchased a 250 acre farm in the valley. 
   They spent 70 years together on the farm working hard and entertaining friends and family. After Alma passed 6 years ago, Garrel spent 5 and 1/2 more years on the farm before receiving excellent care at the Sannes Skogdalen Heim Nursing Home, over the past 8 months.
   Garrel was known as a person who enjoyed hard work and conversation.  Before his father and mother settled in the Soldiers Grove area, he moved to several places. As he grew into a young man he enjoyed participating in and watching athletics.  In fact, he participated in the WIAA State Track Meet.   After marrying the love of his life, he took pride in working his land and enjoyed spending time with his wife and  family. 
   He was an avid fisherman and love to hunt.  He was a member of the Community of Christ Church in Soldiers Grove, where he and Alma were active all their lives.  His hard work and faith helped get him through the Great Depression.  Garrel always attributed his success and ability to overcome adversity to the fact that he and Alma were such a great team.  In addition to working the land on their farm, they milked cows for 51 years.  Later in his farming career, he sold Pioneer Seed Corn. 
   Garrel was interested in local history and could site many significant events that took place in Soldiers Grove and surrounding areas.  Little did he know that he was responsible for many significant events, activities that his family will always remember, like camping trips, hayrides, etc.  He and Alma were proud of their three children and their families:  Mary Campbell and husband, Richard (deceased), of Soldiers Grove; Joyce Banta (deceased) and  husband, Geof, of Viroqua and Jack Maybee and wife, Pam, of Blue Springs, MO.
   Garrel has 9 grandchildren; Brian (Vicki) Campbell of Soldiers Grove, Carmen (Dan) Phelps of LaCrosse, Stacey (Jamie) Nutter of Fennimore, Jeffrey (Gale) Banta of Aurora, IL, Steve (Cindy) Banta, of Kingsland, GA, Brent (Sue) Banta, of Wisconsin Rapids, Wendy (Shannon) Davies, of Grain Valley, MO, Misty Floersch, of Olathe, KS, and  Ashley (Brandon) Bosworth of Overland Park, KS.
   Garrel has 20 great grandchildren; Chase Campbell of West Salem, Ryan (Krystal) Campbell , Gays Mills, Holly (John) Berger, of Milwaukee, Alexa (Marc) Chiefari of Fennimore,  Alston, Aidan and Amryn Nutter all of Fennimore, Justin Banta, of Saginaw, MI,  Kurtis Banta of Chicago, IL, Eric Banta of Aurora, IL, Savanah (Taylor) Warren of Charlotte, N.C., Shelby Banta, Kingsland, GA, Reece and Alyssa Banta, Wisconsin Rapids, Aubrey, Megan and Addyson Davies of Grain Valley, MO, Ethan, Colton and Mason Floersch of Olathe, KS and 2 step great grandchildren; Joe Phelps of La Crosse and Tom (Gina) Phelps of West Salem.
   Garrel has 4 great-great grandchildren.  They are Leo and Will Berger of Milwaukee, Maggie Warren of Charlotte, NC, and Henrik Chiefari of Fennimore.  He has 4 step great-great grandchildren Jaydon Phelps of La Crosse, Ethan, Arlo, and Finn Phelps of West Salem.
   Garrel was preceded in death by his wife, Alma, his daughter, Joyce Banta, his son-in-law, Richard Campbell, his parents, Frank and Marie Maybee and his sister-in-law,  Barbara Maybee.   Surviving siblings include: Logan Maybee, Billy (Jane) Maybee, Coleen (Richard) Peterson and extended family, to include in-laws, relatives, nieces, nephews and many dear friends. 
   Visitation will be held at the Community of Christ Church, Soldiers Grove, located on County Road X, Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 9 - 11 a.m. with the funeral service immediately to follow   Burial will follow the service at Montgomeryville Cemetery
   Online condolence can be sent to http://www.simefuneralforum.com

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