Other Archived Services
James W. Fagan
James William �Jim� Fagan, age 67, died on Sunday, March 3, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer. He passed at his home in Cassville with family by his side. He was born on March 25, 1945, in Dubuque, the son of Robert Thomas Fagan and Lucille Margaret (Kremer) Fagan. On April 27, 1963, Jim was united in marriage to Bonnie Lee Greenwalt at St. Joseph�s Catholic Church in Key West, Dubuque, IA. He graduated from Dubuque Senior High School in 1963, and served his country in the United States Air Force in England and state side from November 1963 until November 1967. Jim was employed at Dubuque Packing Company, Heritage Manor, and in Davenport, IA, at Alcoa as a Millwright until his retirement when he moved to Cassville. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially his grandchildren. Jim�s hobbies included camping and boating and he was an avid fisherman and woodworker.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Fagan, Cassville; their children: Suzanne (Todd) Brinkman, Cassville; Peter (Joanne) Fagan, Viola; Karilee (Dennis) Kelley, Potosi; Samuel (Jan) Fagan, Bettendorf, IA; grandchildren: Payton, Kyran, and Irelyn Brinkman, Wade and Margaret Brown, and Samuel Fagan, Jr., two step-granddaughters: Kelicia and Katelyn Kelley; one step-great granddaughter, Abigail Kelley; his brother, Ronald (Sara) Fagan, Peosta, IA; his sister, Betty (Harold) Pollock, Cassville; other relatives and many friends.
In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by one infant brother, Marvin; and an infant child, Rachael Elizabeth.
Memorial services with military honors were held on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Cassville with Dr. Max McCaw as the Eulogist. Burial will be at a later date. Family and friends called on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.
The family would like to thank Grant County Hospice, especially Kim, and the University of Wisconsin Madison Hospitals and Clinics.
Gregory S. Fager
Gregory S. Fager, age 34, of Platteville, died suddenly, Sunday, August 25, 2013, at the Southwest Health Center in Platteville, of natural causes.
Greg was born on November 15, 1978, in Dubuque, IA, a son of Harold and Dolores (Uppena) Fager. He graduated from Onalaska Lutheran High School in 1997. Greg then attended UW-Madison, where he received a degree in Business Administration in 2001. He was currently employed at Hypro in Platteville. Greg loved all sports, the Green Bay Packers, Badger football, and the Chicago Cubs.
Greg is survived by his father, Harold Fager, Lancaster; his mother, Dolores (Mike) Everson, De Soto, WI; two brothers, Neal Fager, Tomah, and Douglas Fager, Hollywood, CA; a sister, Zheniya Fager, Platteville; step-grandfather, Virgil Bennett, Lancaster; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and other loving relatives & friends.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Harold Fager Sr. and Geneva Fager Bennett; his maternal grandparents, Charles and Mary Uppena; and an aunt, Linda Fager.
Private Funeral Services were held on Thursday, August 29, 2013, at the Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lancaster. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster. A gathering of family and friends took place after 2 pm on Thursday, August 29, at the Ellenboro Saloon. Friends and family called from 3 to 9 pm on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Lancaster.
Harold H. Faherty, age 90, of Platteville, died Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at his home, under the care of Home Health United Hospice and surrounded by loved ones. Harold was born on December 7, 1925 in Platteville, a son of Charles & Margaret (Linden) Faherty.
Harold enlisted in the Marines, and served his country
during World War II in the South Pacific. He was united in marriage to
Lucille Blindert on August 16, 1949, at
After his retirement from Interstate Power Company, Harold enjoyed being a volunteer driver for The Aging and Disability Resource Center. One of Harold's most memorable moments was on May 18, 2010 when he was able to take part in the inaugural flight of the Honor Flight of Dubuque to visit Washington, DC to see the WW II Memorial and other military sites.
Harold is survived by his seven children, Steve of Hazelhurst, WI, Janel (John) Rasmussen of Albuquerque, NM, Dan (Deb Chapman) of Platteville, Terry of Cuba City, Randy (Kim Pearce) of Slidell, LA, Neil (Rhonda Dilley) of Spring Green, and Kay (Michael Holmes) Faherty of McFarland; twelve grandchildren, Amy (Keith) Medema, Angie (David) Brahm, Chris (Jackie) Faherty, Tadra (Richard) Mack, Ryan Faherty, Laura Rasmussen, Matthew (Kathleen) Rasmussen, Kitty (Brian) Bisson, Samantha Faherty, Adam (Quin) Faherty, Katelyn Faherty and Nolan Faherty; eleven great-grandchildren; four sisters, Pauline Mishefski, Rosemary (William) Baker, Karen (Bernard) Eastlick, and Barbara (Dennis) Young; three brothers, Keith (Joan), Joseph (Delores), and Patrick (Alice); two sisters-in-law, Joan and Shirley Faherty; special friend, Eleanor Noble and her family; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives & friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy in 2005; his
parents; a son, Timothy in 1969; a sister, Eileen Olson; three brothers,
Ralph, Francis, and Charles Faherty; two half-brothers, Paul and Maynard
Faherty; and three half-sisters,
Graveside Services with military honors accorded by Leo
M. Kane American Legion Post #42 and Christopher Splinter VFW Post #5274,
were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 30, 2016, at Calvary Cemetery,
Platteville, with Deacon Bill Bussan and Lindsay Guyer officiating. A
Celebration of Life immediately followed at Scooter's Midway in
Tara J. Fecht, age 43, of Potosi, passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, in Friendship. She was born on October 8, 1970, in Lancaster, the daughter of Bernard and Pamela (Bilderback) Fecht. Tara graduated from Potosi High School. She enjoyed fishing and cooking.
Survivors include her children: Justin Fecht, Tiffany Meier, Brittany Wiederholt, Hunter Yager, and William Yager; her parents, Bernard and Pamela Fecht; her brother, Travis (Donna) Fecht; one granddaughter, Adriana Melssen; nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Tara was preceded in death by one brother, Rodney.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, December 5, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tennyson with Father Richard Leffler officiating. Burial was in St. Andrew Cemetery, Tennyson. Family and friends called on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the church. Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the family.
Lawrence W. Felder
Lawrence W. Felder, age 90, of Bloomington, died on Thursday, April 19, 2012, at Good Samaritan Society of Fennimore. He was born on July 22, 1921, on the family farm near Bagley, the son of William and Mary (Drexler) Felder. Lawrence married Alice Bohnenkamp on May 27, 1947, and together they farmed near Bagley until retirement in 1986. He was a member of St. Mary�s Catholic Church in Bloomington.
Survivors include his five children: Kathy (Brian) Denk, Greg (Rosemarie), John (Dianne), Elaine (Dennis) Krause, and Laurie; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; his sister, Doris Bohnenkamp; sisters-in-law, Irene Osterhaus and Esther Breuer; brother-in-law, Alfred Bohnenkamp; many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and his wife, Alice, Lawrence was preceded in death by five sisters: Della Standorf, Leona Favre, Alma LaBonne, Mildred Osterhaus, Hildegard �Sis� Osterhaus, and a brother, Delbert Felder.
Funeral services were held on Monday, April 23, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary�s Catholic Church in Bloomington with Father John Meinholz officiating. Burial was in St. Mary�s Cemetery, Bloomington. Family and friends called on Sunday, April 22, 2012, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Bloomington, where a 3:00 p.m. scripture service was held. Family and friends also called on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the church. In lieu of plants and flowers, the family suggests donations be made in his memory to St. Mary�s Catholic Church,535 Congress St., Bloomington, WI 53804 and/or Food for the Poor, 6401 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, FL 33073.
Lou Ella Withrow Felderman
Lou Ella Withrow Felderman, age 97, of Platteville entered eternal life on Sunday Aug 24, 2014, at Southwest Health Center. Lou Ella, one of 8 children, was born September 19, 1916, in Grant County, the daughter of Arthur and Orpha (Gillian ) McPherson. She was a graduate of Potosi High School and Platteville Teachers College.
On January 2, 1937, she was united in marriage to John A. Withrow in Galena, IL. Six children came to bless this union. They farmed for several years near Potosi and 17 years north of Platteville until retirement.
Lou Ella taught in area rural schools for several years and later in the Platteville Public Schools. She was adept in pen lettering and Old English, also she loved Rose mauling.
Her husband John passed away in 1967. She married Ralph Felderman in 1976. He passed away in 1991.
Lou Ella made many handmade quilts for her children and grandchildren. She loved the outdoors and went fishing with her son Gary. Fishing and her cottage at Cassville were how she spent her summers.
Lou Ella is survived by 3 daughters, Peggy (Richard) Meyer, Patricia (James) Bruun, Barbara Browning. Sons, Gary (Sharon) Withrow, Jon (Shirley) Withrow and son-in-law Dean Collins all of Platteville. Step-daughter Carol Schardt of California and step daughter-in-law Marge Felderman of Iowa. She is further survived by 20 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren, 7 step-great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.
Lou Ella is also survived by sister, Marian McClain and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Lynn Ann Withrow Collins. Her parents and siblings, Maude, Jenny, Dorothy (George McClain), Gretta (Clarence Knox), Clifford (Florence McPherson), Arthur Lee McPherson, and brother-in-law LaVerne McClain, great grandson Logan Vargo, step grandson Mark Schardt, Step son Ralph R Felderman, step son-in-law George Schardt and nephew Jim Knox.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Platteville United Methodist Church with Pastor Brenda Whitford officiating. Private family burial was in Nip-n-Tuck Cemetery, Lima Township. Family and friends called on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the church. In lieu of plants and flowers, a Lou Ella Withrow Felderman Memorial Fund has been established. Martin Schwartz Funeral Homes & Cremation Services in Platteville is serving the family.
Tina M. Fetzek, age 41, of Potosi, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2016, at her home. She was born on July 19, 1975, in Lancaster, the daughter of Curtis A. and Joan C. (Hoskins) Fetzek. Tina attended school in Potosi. She babysat for area families before she earned her CNA certification and was employed at Cornerstone in Fennimore until her health made it too difficult to remain employed. Tina enjoyed playing Bingo and going to the casinos.
Survivors include her father, Curtis; her brother, Mike Fetzek, Potosi; her uncles: Calvin Fetzek, Potosi; Bruce (Faith) Hoskins, Dubuque, IA; many cousins, other relatives and friends.
Tina was preceded in death by her grandparents, her mother, and an uncle, Craig Hoskins.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tennyson with Father Richard Leffler officiating. Burial was in St. Andrew Cemetery, Tennyson. Family and friends called on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the church and on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church. Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory in Potosi is serving the family.
Mary Jane Fiorenza (Doser); born on October 28, 1942; died on Saturday, February 13, 2016, of respiratory failure with several complications. Mary loved her husband, her family, the Village of Potosi, and the green hills and valleys of southwest Wisconsin. It brought her great delight to reel in a bass, to search for morels, to gather hickory nuts, to pick wild grapes or plums, to climb apple trees, to cut watercress, and to work in her garden. Valedictorian of her class, Mary graduated from Potosi High School in 1960 and earned her college degree from UW-Platteville in 1964. Mary taught in Rockford, IL, and at Saints Andrew/Thomas School in Potosi. She took great joy and pride in her 36 year teaching career and brought out the best in her students. Mary was a superb athlete as well as a good cook and baker. She never saw a recipe she couldn't tweak to make it just a little bit better, and it brought her great joy to prepare Christmas plates for the elderly residents in the community and those in nursing care facilities. Her only desire was to live to another spring/summer so she could see the Daffodils bloom and hear the Jenny Wrens sing. She will be missed.
She was preceded in death by her father, Danny (V.J.) Doser.
Survivors include her husband, Frank of 39 years; mother Leona Doser (Ambort); sister, Janet; brother, Jim; and numerous nieces and nephews. The following are words Mary wrote more than 50 years ago: ''With heavy steps from this retreat I cross the line where worlds meet, but leave behind my spirit there, to soar upon the forest air.''
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, February 20, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Potosi with Father Richard Leffler officiating. Burial was in St. Thomas Cemetery, Potosi. Family and friends called on Friday, February 19, 2016, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Potosi, where a 3:30 p.m. parish rosary will be prayed.
Clayton L. Fischer, age 82, of Lancaster, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2016, at Grant Regional Health Center, Lancaster. He was born in Woodman Township on November 19, 1934, the son of John and Ruth (Koenig) Fischer. Even though Clayton had challenges, he supported himself by working for area farmers and then at the cheese factory in Fennimore until his retirement. On February 14, 1991, Clayton married the love of his life, Linda Towsley. They lived in Stitzer for many years until moving to Lancaster. Clayton was a tinkerer and was always cobbling something up.
Survivors include his wife, Linda; five brothers: Lyle (Joyce), Blanchardville; Leary (Maurice), Mt. Hope; Sidney (Betty), Lancaster; Jerry and Lonny (Laurayne) all of Boscobel; a sister: Judy (Harold) Schuppner, Cassville; many nieces and nephews.
Clayton was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Nancy, sisters-in-law, Sheri Fischer and Carol Olson.
Funeral services were on Monday, December 5, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory, 1234 S Madison St., Lancaster, with Reverend Ty Hines officiating. Burial was in the Stitzer Lutheran Cemetery, Stitzer. Family and friends called on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.
Leary L. Fischer, age 80, of Mount Hope, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 9, 2016, at his home. He was born in September of 1936, in Woodman Township, the son of John and Ruth (Koening) Fischer. On October 8, 1960, Leary was united in marriage to Maurice A. Riley. After their marriage, the couple farmed Maurice's uncle's farm. He soon purchased the Johnston Ridge. In 1972, they purchased the Dubel farm, where they currently reside. In the early 1980's, Leary and Maurice purchased an additional 230 acres. On September 15, 1985, Leary's son Tony began farming with him. In 2012 Leary and Tony completed the "horseshoe" and they purchased the remaining 360 acres. Leary took great pride in farming which was not only his life's work but his hobby. He was a hardworking man who considered himself a "diversified" farmer. Leary enjoyed deer hunting and going to the sale barns. He and Maurice were baptized in 1969 as Jehovah's Witnesses.
Survivors include his wife, Maurice A. Fischer, Mt. Hope; his children: Bruce (Rose) Fischer; Tony (Janice) Fischer, all of Mt. Hope; Phyllis (Keith) Novinskie, Fennimore; Robin (Dan) Maring, Bloomington; nine grandchildren: Rachel (Jon) Kipper; Hillary (Travis) Cliff; Zachary Fischer; Miranda and Spencer Novinskie; Brenda (Cyrus) Bradley; Shane, Melissa, and Bryan Maring; seven great-grandchildren; four brothers: Lyle (Joyce) Fischer, Blanchardville; Sidney (Betty) Fischer, Lancaster; Jerry and Lonny (Laurayne) Fischer, all of Boscobel; a sister, Judy (Harold) Schuppner, Cassville; other relatives and many friends.
In addition to his parents, Leary was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Rebecca; his siblings: Nancy and Clayton; a sister-in-law, Sheri Fischer; his mother-in-law, Alta Riley.
Memorial services were held on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Fennimore. Private family burial will be at a later date. Family and friends called on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, from 4:00 p.m. until at Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory, 1234 S. Madison, Lancaster.
Aletha J. Fisher, age 80, of Lancaster, died Tuesday, September 3, 2013, at the Lancaster Care Center. She was born June 1, 1933, in Black River Falls, the daughter of Floyd and Pearl (Wells) Goodenough. After the premature death of her mother, she was raised from the age of two by Norm and Lura Drew of Lancaster. She graduated from Lancaster High School in 1951. On January 24, 1953, she married Edward Welsh of Bloomington, where they farmed until moving to Lancaster in 1962. On June 10, 1968, she married former classmate Walter Sager of Lancaster, where they owned and operated Wally�s Inn for 18 years. On February 26, 1990, she married John Fisher of Lancaster. Aletha had many interests, and a life that wasn�t always conventional. Being raised in a family that owned a motorcycle dealership, Aletha had her own bike. A teenaged girl buzzing around town on a Harley Davidson back in the 1940�s and �50�s must have been quite a sight. Aletha was an accomplished painter, whose beautiful oil landscapes grace the homes of her family. She enjoyed reading (especially about regional history), following politics, and having good laughs with her family. Aletha was an animal lover and bird watcher. She dearly appreciated nature and felt lucky to live in a part of the country that had the special offerings of four different seasons.
Survivors include four children, Luanne (David) Schurman of Visalia, Cal., Pam and Randall Welsh of Lancaster, and William �Bill� (Vivian) Welsh of Livingston; five grandsons, Terry, Eric, Shaun, Brett, and Dylan; one granddaughter; one brother, Max Drew of Lancaster; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by both sets of parents; two husbands, Walter Sager and John Fisher; a son, Tim Welsh in 1986; and a brother, Jack Drew.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, September 6, 2013, at Martin Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Lancaster with Pastor Cook officiating. Visitation was from 1 P.M. until time of services on Friday. Burial was at Hillside Cemetery in Lancaster. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Scleroderma Research Foundation at www.sclerodermaresearch.org.
Dennis P. �Denny� Fishnick, age 59, of Lancaster, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, November 28, 2014, at UW Madison Hospital of respiratory complications, with his loving family by his side. Dennis was born on March 1, 1955, in Lancaster, the son of Bev (Losch) Fishnick and the late Paul Fishnick. He was a 1974 graduate of Lancaster High School. Dennis was employed by the City of Lancaster for thirty-eight years. He enjoyed playing City-League softball and appreciated helping student athletes in basketball and baseball. Dennis enjoyed all forms of auto racing, especially NASCAR. He was an avid Packer, Badger, and Brewer fan and looked forward to his trips to the ballparks. Dennis was fond of his family�s gatherings and treasured when friends and family stopped in to visit him. He was a member of St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster.
Survivors include his mother, Bev Fishnick, Lancaster; his siblings: JoAnn (Curt) Uppena, Potosi; Pat (Dean) Vogt, Steve (Cece) Fishnick, Paula (Mike Bartels) Pecinovsky, Al Fishnick, Kathy Fishnick, Mary Fishnick, and Deb (John) Murray, all of Lancaster; nieces and nephews: Angie Pierce, Kelly Graney, Amy Digman, Andrea Vogt, Brandon Vogt, Brad Fishnick, Brittany Fishnick, Stephanie Fishnick, Melissa Kress, David Pecinovsky, Cindy Krantz, Mike Fishnick, J.D. Fishnick, Heather Fishnick, Adam Fishnick, Ryan Murray and Erin Murray; many great nieces and great nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Dennis was preceded in death by his father, Paul Fishnick, maternal and paternal grandparents, and a nephew, Colton Fishnick.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster with Father John Sasse officiating. Burial was in St. Clement Cemetery, Lancaster. Family and friends called on Monday, December 1, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church, where a 3:45 p.m. Scripture Service was held. Friends also called on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church. In lieu of plants and flowers, a Dennis P. Fishnick Memorial Fund has been established. Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the family.
Dorothy A. Fishnick, age 92, of Lancaster, passed away Monday May 2, 2016 at Atrium Post Acute Care of Lancaster. She was born April 20, 1924 the daughter of Thomas and Mildred (Hoffman) Carroll. Dorothy graduated from Lancaster High School in 1942. She was united into marriage to Herbert J. Fishnick on September 7, 1950. Dorothy was an office clerk for H.W. Carey, MD. She operated a flower shop and green house from her home. Dorothy was later employed at Grant County Social Services as a benefits specialist in Lancaster, retiring in 1986. She was a member of St. Clement Catholic Church. Dorothy enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and sewing.
Surviving is a daughter, Susan (John) Moore; two sons: Vince (Barb) and John (Donna) Fishnick; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; her siblings: James (Carol); Walter (Marian); Paul (Joan) Carroll; Rose Mary Thompson; Richard (Sharon "Kip"); Donald (Karen); Lawrence (Susan); Robert (Nancy) Carroll; Kathleen (Dick) Lettman; two sisters-in-law: Mary Ann and June Carroll; many nieces, nephews, and members of the Fishnick family.
In addition to her parents Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert; a sister, Ruth (Bill) Irwin; two brothers: Roger and Ralph Carroll; two brothers-in-law: Larry Shaw and James Thompson.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, May 5, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster with Rev. John Sasse officiating. Burial was in St. Clement Cemetery. Family and friends called on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the church. In lieu of plants and flowers, a Dorothy A. Fishnick Memorial Fund has been established. The Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Lancaster in assisting the family.
Joyce A. Fishnick
Joyce A. Fishnick,
age 71, of Cassville, died on
Nolan F. Fishnick
Nolan Frederick Fishnick was stillborn on Sunday, September 28, 2008, at Meriter Hospital in Madison. Nolan is survived by his parents, Pete and Greta (Glasbrenner) Fishnick, and his big brother, Tyler all of Lancaster; his grandparents, Kyle and Karla Fishnick, Cassville; Rick and Alisa Oswald, Prairie du Chien; Kevin and Sara Glasbrenner, Fennimore; his great-grandparents, Joyce Fishnick, Cassville; Albert Breuer, Cassville; Eleanor Chamberlain, Prairie du Chien; Donna Glasbrenner, Boscobel; and Dolores Oswald, Wauzeka. He is also survived by a great-great grandmother, Eileen Brinkman, Cassville. He will be sadly missed my many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Private Family Graveside services were held on Saturday, October 4, 2008 at Cassville Cemetery, Cassville.