Raymond Hadley

Viroqua, WI

Horace Michel

Ferryville, WI

Irene Evelyn Olson Pobiecke

Readstown, WI





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Irene Evelyn Olson Pobiecke

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Irene Evelyn Olson Pobiecke 99, of Readstown went Home to be with her Heavenly Father on Sunday April 7th, 2019, In the presence of her Granddaughter.
   Irene was born on April 2nd, 1920 to James and Violet Brewer (Young) in Rockbridge, WI. She attended Ithaca High School, then on to Richland County Normal, where she received her Teaching degree. She then taught 2nd grade in Richland and Crawford Counties for 10 years.
   On February 14th, 1948, Irene married the Love of her Life Clarence (Bronc) Olson, they resided in Soldiers Grove for the next 23 years. During this time Irene was a bookkeeper for the Solders Grove Farmer’s CO-OP.
   At the age of 49, Irene found it in her heart to foster Lisa who was only 3 months old. In the spring of 1971 Bronc unexpectedly passed. Irene went on to marry Almond (Andy) Anderson on November 28th, 1980 they lived in Black Earth for the next 16 years. Their love together for Lisa was very special, legally adopting her in the Spring of 1981.           Andy lost a battle with Cancer in the winter of 1996. Irene was then united in marriage to John Pobiecke, on November 14th, 1998, they resided in Waunakee, he passed in the winter of 2012. One year later Irene made the decision to come live with her daughter Lisa (Don) Hughes, in Readstown.
   Irene served the Lord faithfully throughout her life, she was a member of Kickapoo Lutheran for over 32 years, Vermont Lutheran, and Lakeview Lutheran. Irene was involved in numerous volunteer opportunities, luncheons at church, Lefse making, and sewing Quilts with her church family. A few of her hobbies included crossword puzzles, playing board games with her grandchildren, dart ball, and baking her Famous Special K bars that her family loved.
   Irene is survived by her Daughter Lisa (Don) Hughes of Readstown, Grandchildren; Heather, Curtis, Serenity, Great Grandchildren; Madalynn, Mason, Gracie, Siblings; Edward (Dolora) Brewer of McFarland, Special Nieces; Kathy Petro, Nancy Folstad, many other nieces, nephews and cousins.
   She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters; Agnes Hazlett, Kathleen Ferguson, brothers; Thomas Brewer, James Brewer (Infant Brother).
   Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at Kickapoo United Lutheran Church at Folsom.  Pastor Chuck Miller will officiate and burial will be in the North Kickapoo Cemetery.
   Friends may call at the church on thursday from 9 AM until time of services at 11:00 A.M.
   The Sime Funeral Home of Readstown is serving the family.  To send a condolence


Raymond Hadley

Ray Hadley

Raymond Hadley, 86, of Viroqua, formerly of Readstown, passed away on Monday April 22, 2019 at Mayo Medical Center in La Crosse.
   Please join us Saturday May 25, starting at 1 pm to celebrate the last Kickapoo Hillbilly Ray Hadley.
   A celebration of life will be held at the Main Street Community Building in Gays Mills (212 Main). A service will take place at 2 pm with open mic and potluck meal to follow. Instruments & singing/yodeling voices welcomed and strongly encouraged.  All are welcome.
   Ray sang and told stories in a documentary for Midwest News where he sang about the Kickapoo Railroad, called the Stump Dodger.  Watch video of Ray singing

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Horace Michel

Horace Michel, 87, of Ferryville,Wisconsin, passed away on Friday, January 25, 2019 at Gundersen Medical Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
   He was born on November 24, 1931 in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin to Kilian and Sadie (Grover) Michel.  He married Alice Pease on June 10, 1960.  He worked in his own excavating business for a number of years after he got married. He later went to work for the Village of Lynxville for about thirty-five years.  He retired at the age of eighty.
   His favorite hobby was wood working.  He built the house in which he and his wife live.
   He is survived by his wife, Alice; and one sister: Catherine Copsey of Soldiers Grove.
   He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister:  Velma Michel.
   There will be a memorial service on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 at 1 P.M. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at 1815 South 11th Street in Prairie du Chien, Wis
   The Sime Funeral Home of Readstown is serving the family.  Send a condolence

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