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Burnell G. Bodenbender

Boscobel, WI

Mary Hirschfield

Readstown, WI

Pearl Swiggum

Soldiers Grove, WI

Cora Renee Davidson

Soldiers Grove, WI

Karen George

Soldiers Grove, WI

Joan K. Walz

Boscobel, WI

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Joan K. Walz
 


Karen George
 

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Pearl Swiggum
 

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Boscobel, WI -
Joan K. Walz, age 70, of Boscobel, passed away on Tuesday June 23, 2015 at her daughter's home in Mineral Point, surrounded by her family. 
   She was born on November 27, 1944 in Steuben.  The daughter of Leon "Red" and Catherine (Ki​elley​) Hazel.
   Joan graduated from Wauzeka High School in 1963.  She went on to continue her education in nursing, starting out as a nurses aid, then LPN, and finally graduating with her BSN in nursing from Viterbo College in 1995, all while working and raising two daughters. She worked for many years at Boscobel Hospital with the final 10 years of her career as a hospice nurse.  She touched many lives throughout her almost 50 year nursing career.
   She was a compassionate, caring, patient person, who put the needs of others ahead of her own.  She was a woman of strong faith, who served God.  She always had a sense of humor.  She loved being a nurse, traveling and spending time and spoiling her grandsons.  She made the best pancake's​ and​ taught her grandson how to drive. 
   She always had an open door for any animal in need.  She was a great-friend to many and had  many great friends. She was a loving mother and grandma. We love you and miss you.
   She is survived by two daughters; Lori (Gary) Miller of Mineral Point, Konie Walz ​( Lennie Jones) both ​of Boscobel. Two grandsons Brandin and Benjamin Walz both of Boscobel.  She was preceded in death by her parents.
   Memorial services will be held on Monday June 29, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. at the United Methodist Church in Boscobel.  Pastor Stan Pegram officiating.  Burial in the Boscobel cemetery at a later date. 
   Friends may call on Sunday June 28, 2015 from 5:00-8:00 P.M. at the Kendall Funeral Home in Boscobel and at the church on Monday from 2:00 P.M. until the time of service . In lieu of flowers memorials can be given to St. Jude Hospice or the United Methodist Church in Boscobel. Online condolence can be given at www.kendallfuneralservice.com

Karen George, 83, of Soldiers Grove, passed away on Friday, July 3, 2015 at Sannes Skogdalen Nursing Home in Soldiers Grove.
   She was born on June 22, 1932 in La Crosse to Ervin and Aleda (Thoftne) Hoffland.  She married Richard George on Sept. 5, 1948.  They farmed for a while in the Town of Clayton.  She worked more than twenty years at Sannes Skogdalen Nursing Home.  She loved to go fishing and loved her arts and crafts.
   She is survived by 4 sons:  David (Lee) of Gays Mills, Steve (Dana) of Soldiers Grove, Tracy (Love) of Richland Center, and Randy (Norine) of Soldiers Grove; 1 daughter:  Cindy (George) Thoftne of Boscobel; 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren; 1 brother:  Adrian Hoffland of Soldiers Grove, and 1 sister Andrea (Don) Sannes of La Crosse.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, 1 daughter:  Victoria, and 1 grandson:  Cody.
   Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. at Our Saviors Lutheran church in Soldiers Grove. Pastor Lorie Betz will officiate and burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Soldiers Grove at a later date.
   Friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 11 AM until time of services at 1 PM.  Online condolences may be sent to simefuneralforum.com.

Pearl Swiggum, 101, of Soldiers Grove, passed away on Friday, July 17, 2015 at Sannes Skogdalen Nursing Home in Soldiers Grove.

   The daughter of Seeger and Goldie (Davis) Stevenson, she was born March 24, 1914, at their home in Towerville. She attended the Towerville School, Gays Mills High School, graduated as co-valedictorian from Central High School in La Crosse, and studied one year at the Vernon County Normal School.

   She taught at Towerville School one year before marrying Tillmen J. Swiggum December 29, 1934.  They rented the Carl Stevenson farm, then the Elmer Rogers farm, some years later buying the home farm near Star Valley. In 1961, they bought the Carl Stevenson farm near Towerville on Stump Ridge.

   In 1958, Pearl went to work at the Crawford County Independent in Gays Mills.  There, besides newspaper work, she began a column which she continued writing until age 90. In 1973, she became a printer at the NCR Corporation in Viroqua, and worked there until 1979.

   Her husband preceded her in death December 18, 1985. She was also preceded by 3 brothers, Everett “Steve” Stevenson, Harold “Pat” Stevenson and Sigurd Stevenson Jr; and 5 sisters, Evelyn Ray, Georgia Kripps, Aida McLeish, Ruth Swiggum and Bernice “Bunny” Barney.

   Survivors include son Jim (LeAnna) Swiggum of Cottage Grove, daughters Dorothy Briggson, Viroqua, and Marjie Jurgensen, Gays Mills. Grandchildren include Kristi (Danny) Deaver, Jim Briggson, Mark Briggson, Laurie (Paul) Delmore, Mary (Dan) Halpern, Barb (Len) Harris and Alan (Sarah) Jurgensen. Step-grandchildren include Susan (Gary) Haas, Sara (Don) Engeseth, Steven Will and Stuart Will. She also had six great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-granddaughter.

   There will be a Celebration of Pearl’s life on Saturday, July 25th at Kickapoo United Lutheran Church (10am greeting the family, 11am service), rural Soldiers Grove. 
   In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Ocooch Mountain Rescue Squad, Gays Mills. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pastor Gary Daines will officiate. Online condolences may be sent to simefuneralforum.com.

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Burnell G. Bodenbender
 


Cora Renee Davidson
 

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Burnell G. Bodenbender, age 87 of Boscobel, passed away on Sunday June 21, 2015 at Gundersen Boscobel Area Health Care in Boscobel. 
   He was born on April 25, 1928 in Avon, South Dakota to Henry and Anna (Reider) Bodenbender.  He married Bonnie Adkins on February 14, 1954 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Boscobel.

   Burnell moved to Marion Township in rural Boscobel from Avon, SD in 1936 with his parents and brother. He farmed on their family farm for many years and later worked as a custodian for Boscobel Area Schools and St. John’s Lutheran Church.
   Burnell loved the outdoors including gardening, hunting and fishing plus driving his Farmall tractors.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and was a devoted fan of the Badgers, Packers and Brewers. He was well known for his quick wit and enjoyed a good laugh.

   He is survived by his wife of 61 years Bonnie Bodenbender of Boscobel, a son Brad (Laura) Bodenbender of Boscobel, a daughter Beverly (Bret) Hoesly of New Glarus, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Harry Bodenbender, a sister in law Betty Bodenbender, and a brother in law Ivan Adkins.

   Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday June 24, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Boscobel. Pastor Charles Koester  officiating . Burial in the Boscobel Cemetery.
   Friends may call on  Tuesday June 23, 2015 from 5:00-8:00 A.M. at the Kendall Funeral Home in Boscobel and also at the church on Wednesday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers memorials can be given to St.  John's Lutheran Church in Boscobel or the Boscobel Rescue Squad. Online  condolence can be sent to www.kendallfunerealservice.com  

Cora Renee (Corine) Davidson, of Soldiers Grove, passed away on  June 10th,  2015 at Viroqua  hospital.
   She was born August 29, 1927, on the family farm in Crow Hollow outside of Gays Mills to Roy & Dessie (Davis) Turk.  She graduated from Soldiers Grove High School.  Dad asked Mom to the prom his junior year and the rest is history.  She married Irving Davidson, Jr. on April 12, 1946 and was married for 58 years.
   Corine and Irv ran Davidson’s Dugout cafe in Soldiers Grove for many years and they worked together at the Army Ammunition plant in Baraboo until they retired and moved back to Soldiers Grove.  When we kids were in school everyone in town knew if there was a game, a concert or anything that we were involved in, the Dugout was closed during that time.   They worked together most of their married life.
   She was an active member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Soldiers Grove teaching Conformant level Sunday school, served on the Church Council and on the Ruth Circle.  She was an active Member of the American Legion Unit 220 Auxiliary for 57 years.  Corine was an avid golfer having two holes in one and a subpar round which is one below par for the course. 
   She loved music, her computer, to play cards and games,  her trips to Florida for the winter and mostly spending time with her family.  She was Aunt Corky to all her nieces and nephews.
   She is survived by her son James (Sharon) Davidson, Janesville, WI, her daughter Barbara (Warren) Tompkins, Marshall, WI ,her Grandchildren Rob (Jennifer) Davidson, Carmel, IN, Bob (Jennifer) Turnmire, Sun Prairie, WI,  Corey (Jessica) Turnmire, Edgerton, WI,  Great Grandchildren, Amanda & Cassidy Davidson, Tyra & Bobbie Turnmire,  Teegan Turnmire and Britiany (Chris) Cross.
   She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Irving, son Harold Lee Davidson, her parents and her sisters Ruth, Dot, Mae and brother Paul and their spouses.
   Funeral Services will be held  Saturday June 13, 2015,  at Ours Saviors Lutheran church in Soldiers Grove with Pastor Lorie Betz officiating. 
   Friends may call from  10:00 am  to 12:00 pm with the service starting at noon. The Soldiers Grove Legion Auxiliary will also have a program during the funeral service.  Burial will be at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Soldiers Grove following the service.
   The Sime Funeral Home of Readstown will be assisting the family.   Online condolences may be sent to simefuneralforum.com


Mary Hirschfield
 

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Mary Hirschfield, 78, of Readstown, passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2015, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse.
   She was born December 3, 1936 at Viroqua Hospital to Lawrence and Ethel (Leahy) Kearney.  She grew up in the Liberty Pole, Rising Sun, and Nash Ridge area.  On June 29, 1963 she married Ronald G. Hirschfield.  They farmed together their entire life in the Readstown area. Mary was a homemaker and a farm wife until their retirement in 1996.             Mary's passion in life was her children and grand children and her extended family. She was a warm and compassionate lady who welcomed everyone into their home.  Her children and grandchildren's friends were also considered family.  Mary had the knack of finding good in everyone and had a true love of her Catholic faith.
   Mary is survived by her three daughters:  Clarice (JIm) Zenner of Medford, Wis., Laurie (Brian) Copus of Readstown, and Rosie (John) McCullick of Readstown; she is further survived by five grandchildren Rachel and Larry Cramsey, Cory Copus, Emily (Adam) Copus, Brooke (Roy) McCullick, Melissa (Michael) McCullick, two great grandchildren:  Jeffrey Cramsey and Natalie Swenson; also survived by four brothers:  Joseph Kearney of Viroqua, John and Mikey Kearny of Janesville, Thomas and Lee Kearny of Lake City, Florida, Dennis (Bonnie) Kearney of Viroqua, and one sister Theresa Fortney of Viroqua; also survived by two sisters-in-law:  Barbara Silbaugh of Readstown and Gloria Whitewater of La Crosse, also two brothers-in-law: Duane (Bonnie) Hirschfield of Viola, and Neil (Marsha) Jennings of La Crosse, along with several nieces and nephews.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, one son: Ronald "Bud" Hirschfield, Jr., her parents, and two brothers:; William and Larry
   Funeral services will be held on Monday June 22 at St. Mary's Catholic Church inGays Mills. Father Zachary Beya will officiate. Burial will be in the Readstown Cemetery.
   Friends may call at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown from 4 to 7 PM on Sunday June 21, and on Monday at the church from 9 AM until time of services.
   Online condolences may be sent to simefuneralforum.com

 

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