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Roger Maahs

Roger K. Maahs, age 54, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster with his family by his side.  Roger was born February 16, 1960 in Lancaster, the son of Scharon �Buster� and Lois Maahs.

Roger enjoyed deer hunting, and was an avid logger until a motorcycle accident in 1991.  In recent years, Roger enjoyed playing cards, listening to the radio, and going for car rides.

He is survived by his mother, Lois Maahs; his children, Christhopher (Ashley) Maahs of Potosi and Shaun (Jesse Fry) Hines of Cassville; two brothers, Doug (Marcia) & Denny (Terry) all of Cassville; his grandchildren, Xavier and Cassidy Maahs, Hailey Hines, Ariat Fry, and Wyatt Ley; Nieces, Erica (Jordan Thoma) Maahs of Cassville and Kelly Maahs of La Crosse; a nephew, Kyle Maahs of Prairie du chien; step-nieces, Tami (Mike) Lamere of Green Bay and Bobbi (Dan) Zauner of Cross Plains; great nieces and nephews, and by his wife, Laurie Maahs of Potosi.

Roger was preceded in death by his father, Scharon �Buster�; a brother, Ronald; and by his grandparents, Roy & Eunice Maahs, and Evelyn Donaldson.

A celebration of life was held Saturday, April 12, 2014, from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m.. at J&J Sandbar Restaurant in Cassville.  Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cassville is assisting the family.


Nancy J. Mahoney

     Nancy Jane Mahoney, age 73, of Platteville died Thursday, September 11, 2008 at St. Mary�s Medical Center in Madison.  She was born on October 6, 1934 in Atlantic, Iowa the daughter of Royal Maurice and Lillian Rocetha (Jones) Clithero.  Nancy graduated from Atlantic High School in 1952 and then graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Art Education. 

     Nancy met her husband, George Raymond Mahoney in Iowa City, Iowa and they were united in marriage in 1962.  They moved to Platteville where George became a professor at the University Wisconsin � Platteville.  Nancy taught art at both the middle school and high school in Platteville before starting a family.  Together they raised seven children and eventually she went back into teaching as a substitute teacher in Grant County. 

     Nancy loved art, music, theatre, animals, travel, movies, outdoors, playing scrabble on the computer and riding her bike.  She especially loved her four granddaughters.

     Nancy is survived by seven children:  Thomas (Marcia) Mahoney, Santa Monica, CA and their daughters, Eden Geneva and Savannah Rose; Sara Mahoney, Platteville; Kate Mahoney, Boston, MA; Charlie Mahoney, San Francisco, CA; Leo Mahoney, Platteville; Dan (Dana) Mahoney, Minneapolis, MN and their daughters, Clare Nan and Brin Jensen and Jennifer Mahoney, San Diego, CA; her sister, Jan (Bob) Williams, Atlantic, IA; her cousin Cynthia (Rick) Nicholson, Seattle, WA and many beloved nieces and nephews.

     She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George in October, 1997; her brother, Tom Clithero and her grand-niece, Nikki Poli.

     A Liturgy of the Word was held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 14, 2008 at St. Augustine�s Catholic Church in Platteville with Monsignor Charles Schluter officiating.  Nancy�s wishes were to be cremated.  In lieu of flowers a Nancy Jane Mahoney memorial fund has been established.


Lawrence G. "Jim"� Mahr and Ruth I. Mahr

     Lawrence G. "Jim"� Mahr, age 89, of Lancaster, died Wednesday morning, January 30, 2008 at Orchard Manor Nursing Home, rural Lancaster.  Wednesday afternoon, his wife, Ruth Mahr, age 86, also died in the room they shared at Orchard Manor Nursing Home.  Jim was born October 21, 1918 in Platteville, WI, the son of Lawrence and Bertha (Jentz) Mahr.  Ruth was born September 12, 1921 in Stitzer, WI, the daughter of Bud and Nora (Bradley) Chandler.  They were united in marriage on May 27, 1938 in Dubuque, IA.  In May 1939, they moved to Lancaster.  Jim worked for the R.E.A. Co-op (Scenic Rivers) as a line foreman from 1939 until his retirement in 1981.  Ruth was employed at the Budget Shop in Lancaster.  He enjoyed his family, and hunting.  She enjoyed flowers and gardening.  They enjoyed going fishing together and playing cards in their card club.

     They are survived by two sons:  Robert (Joyce) Mahr and Gary (Karen) Mahr, both of Lancaster; seven grandchildren:  Steve (June) Mahr, Olympia, WA; Tina (Rick) Knutson, Cheryl (Todd) Walton, David (Karen R.) Mahr, Brian Mahr, all of Lancaster; Joseph (Kelli) Frommelt, Chesapeake, VA; Dawn (Andy) Droessler, Potosi; 20 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.

     Jim was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Helen Roeder and Katherine Gillmann; his brother, John Mahr; and their grandson, D. J. Heiligenthal.  Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters:  Dorothy Sweeney, and Jan Walker; and three brothers:  Kenneth, Virgil, and Theodore Chandler.

     Funeral services for Jim and Ruth were held on Saturday, February 2, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster with Father William Seipp officiating. Burial was in St. Clement Cemetery, Lancaster.  Visitation was held Saturday, February 2, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church. 


Loretta R. Manuel

Loretta R. Manuel, age 94, of Platteville, died on Saturday, January 15, 2011, at Our House Assisted Living, Platteville.  She was born on February 29, 1916, in Platteville, the daughter of Thomas and Ellenora (Schroeder) Manuel.  Loretta graduated from Platteville High School.  She was employed at O'Neill's Shoe Store, Schultz's Department Store and the A&P Store, all in Platteville.  Loretta was a lifetime member of First English Lutheran Church in Platteville.  She loved to crochet and sew and enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading and fishing. 

Survivors include a nephew, Paul Manuel, Florida; dear friends, Rinda (Charlie) Bahr, Laura (Bob) Donner, Anita (Wayne) Carns, all of Platteville; and several cousins.

In addition to her parents, Loretta was preceded in death by her brother, Carl (Delores) Manuel.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, January 18, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at First English Lutheran Church in Platteville with Pastor Michael Short officiating.  Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Platteville.  Family and friends called on Tuesday, January 18, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.  Martin Schwartz Funeral Home in Platteville is assisting the family.


Ruby Marcue

Ruby E. Marcue, age 77, of Lancaster, passed away on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster.  She was born on October 14, 1938, in Lancaster, the daughter of William Jess and Ruby Bernice (Webster) Whitham.  Ruby graduated from Bloomington High School in 1957.  On February 4, 1960, she was united in marriage to Cletus Marcue and the Congregational Church in Platteville.  After their marriage, Ruby raised their five children.  She was employed at Grant Regional Health Center, formerly known as Lancaster Memorial, as a dietician in 1977 until her retirement in 2004.  Ruby enjoyed baking, cooking, puzzles, crafts and preparing for family holiday celebrations.  She dearly loved spending time with her family and keeping up with their activities. 

Survivors include her children:  Joey Marcue, Lancaster; Darla Waldron, Madison; Ronald (Jamie) Marcue, Lancaster; Cheryl (Tim Beyer) Marcue, Mt. Horeb; Vicki (Alan Hore) Marcue, Lancaster; nine grandchildren:  Alyssa Waldron, Amber (Dustin) Meisel, Breanna Waldron, Ella, Heidi, and Bailey Marcue, Drew and Hillary Richardson, and Victoria Hore; three great-grandchildren:  Ruby and Kylee Meisel and Quinton Duve; two sisters:  Shirley Johnson, Beaver Dam; Carol Witzig, Platteville; other relatives and many friends.

In addition to her parents, Ruby was preceded in death by her husband, Cletus on June 10, 1990.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lancaster with Pastor Mark Hoehne officiating.  Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster.  Family and friends called on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.


Eileen J. Markus

Eileen J. Markus, age 76, of Potosi, died on Friday, October 15, 2010 at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster.  She was born April 30, 1934, the daughter of Maurice and Lloydia (Turner) Sandercock in Finchley, England.  Eileen was united in marriage to Karl Leo Markus on January 31, 1954 in Naples, Italy.  They resided in Potosi.  She worked at Orchard Manor as a Certified Nursing Assistant and also was a well known cook in the Potosi area.  Eileen loved wildlife and was an avid bird watcher.  

Eileen is survived by her five children:  Dinah Markus, Everett, WA; Rebecca (Joel) Champlin, Ames, IA; Lisa Markus, Glenwood, IA; Brian (Sandra) Markus, Waupun, WI; Charles Markus, Potosi; 10 Grandchildren; 5 Great-grandchildren; her brother, Robert (Mary Ann) Stappert, Potosi; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Karl in 1993; her son, Maurice and a brother, Roger Sandercock.

Funeral services were held on Monday, October 18, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Potosi with Father Bernard Rott officiating.  Burial was held in St. Thomas Cemetery.  Visitation was held from 2:00 until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 17 at Martin Funeral Home in Potosi with a Rosary Service at 2:00 p.m. and on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the church.  Memorials can be made to the Eileen J. Markus Memorial Fund.


Donald G. Marshall

     Donald G. Marshall, age 80, of Bloomington, passed away on Saturday, February 14, 2009 at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque surrounded by his family.  He was born on August 21, 1928 in Bagley Township, the son of Ralph and Mary (Myers) Marshall.  Donald married Ruby Revenig on September 4, 1948 in Dubuque, Iowa.  He worked hard all his life in bricklaying and formed Tri County Masonry in Bloomington.  Donald started farming in Bagley and relocated to Bloomington.  He was a member of St. Mary�s Catholic Church in Bloomington and was the President of Blakes Prairie Cemetery for many years.  Donald was a loving father and grandfather.  He also loved to fish, hunt and play cards. 

     Donald is survived by his wife, Ruby, Bloomington; five children, Carol (John) Long, Potosi, Glenn Marshall (friend, Jenny Ludwig), Bagley, Donna (Joe) Crubel, Mount Hope, Jason (Melody) Marshall, Wichita, KS and Angila (Robert) Moore, Sacramento, CA; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; four sisters, Dorothy Clark, Hunnewell, MO, Betty Brennan, Dubuque, IA, Phylis Lambert, Savanna, IL and Shirley (Donald) Schueller, Dubuque, IA; many nieces and nephews other relatives and friends.

     He was preceded in death by his parents, and infant sister; three brothers-in-law, James Brennan, Fred Clark and John Lambert; aunts and uncles.

     Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bloomington with Father Bart Timmerman officiating.   Burial was held at Blake's Prairie Cemetery, Bloomington Township.  Family and friends were welcome from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, February 16, 2009 and from 9:00 a.m. until time of services Tuesday all at the church.  In lieu of flowers and plants, a Donald G. Marshall Scholarship fund has been established for the Bricklaying School at Southwest Technical School in Fennimore.


Robert H. Marshall

     Robert H. Marshall, age 82, of Prairie du Chien, formerly of Bagley, died on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at Prairie Maison in Prairie du Chien.  He was born on May 16, 1926, in Little Grant Township, WI, the son of Lee and Esther (McQuistion) Marshall.  Bob attended school in Glass Hollow.  He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Bob was a riverboat pilot and worked for River Valley Barge Lines for 40 years.  He liked heavy equipment and, after retiring, he enjoyed working on a metal lathe at his shop in Bagley.  Bob was a member of the Liscum Brothers American Legion Post # 482 of Bagley.  He enjoyed socializing with his friends and loved his dog, "Tigger."�

     He is survived one sister, June Sylvester, Bagley; one brother, Bill Marshall, Bagley; and many nieces and nephews

     He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers:  Lee Telford and LaVern, Russell, and Merle Marshall; and his sister, Fern Knapp

      Funeral services were held on Thursday, July 31, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. at Bagley United Methodist Church with Reverend Mary Ann Floerke officiating.  Burial with military honors was in Bagley Cemetery.  Friends called from 9:30 until the time of services at the church on Thursday. 


Ruby Marshall

Ruby E.  (Revenig) Marshall, age 87, of Bloomington, passed away at home on Sunday, September 15, 2013, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.  Ruby was born on June 8, 1926, in Dubuque, IA, the daughter of Elmer and Marcella (Mueller) Revenig.  On September 4, 1948, she was united in marriage to Donald Marshall.  Ruby was a devoted housewife and mother.  She was employed at Cudahay Cheese Factory in Bloomington, cutting and wrapping cheese from 1966 until 1973.  Ruby loved mowing her lawn, gardening of all kinds, occasional gambling, yearly trips, and playing Yahtzee.    

Survivors include five children:  Carol (John) Long; Glenn (Jenny) Marshall; Donna (Joe) Crubel; Angila (Robert) Moore, CA; Jason Marshall, OK; sixteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; three sisters-in-law:  Irene Revenig, Betty Brennan, and Shirley (Donald) Schueller; one aunt, Marilyn Bechtal, all of IA; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Donald, Ruby was preceded in death by her three brothers:  Richard, LeRoy (Virginia) and Ronald (Dorothy) Revenig, close aunts and uncles.

Funeral services were held on Friday, September 20, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bloomington, with Father John Meinholz officiating.  Burial was in Blake's Prairie Cemetery, Bloomington Township.  Family and friends called on Thursday, September 19, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bloomington and on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church.  In lieu of plants and flowers, a Ruby E. Marshall Memorial Fund has been established with donations being given to some of Ruby's favorite charities.  Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Bloomington is serving the family.


Tara A. Marshall

Tara Ann (Rooney) Marshall, age 32, of Bloomington, died on Sunday, July 18, 2010 as the result of an accident at her home in Bloomington. 

Funeral Services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 22, 2010 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bloomington with Rev. John Meinholz officiating.  Burial was held in Nagle-Union Cemetery in Patch Grove Township.  Friends were welcome from 4:00 until 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21 and from 10:00 a.m. until time of services all at the church.  Martin Funeral Home in Bloomington is serving the family.

Tara was born on July 22, 1977 in Prairie du Chien, WI, the daughter of Greg and Cindy (Jelinek) Rooney.  In 1991, the family moved from Gotham, WI to Patch Grove, WI.  While in school, she enjoyed playing volleyball, cheerleading and being on the dance team.  Tara was even asked to participate in dancing for the Queen in London, England in 1993.  She graduated from West Grant High School in 1995 and continued her education at S.W.T.C. in Fennimore and graduated in 1997 with an associates degree in Business Administration.  Tara was currently employed at Wisconsin State Correctional Facility in Prairie du Chien as the Warden's personal confidential secretary.

Tara is survived by her children:  Tayler and Tamerik Marshall, Bloomington and their father, Troy Marshall, Woodman; her parents, Greg and Cindy Rooney, Patch Grove; three siblings:  Seth (Bridget) Rooney, Chippewa Falls, Miranda (Mike) Schramm, Lancaster and Grant (Tricia Walsh) Rooney, Prairie du Chien; nieces and nephew:  Jayden, Emma and Mazie Schramm; her Grandmother, Ramona Jelinek.

She was preceded in death by her Grandmother and Grandfathers, Alice Rooney, Francis Rooney and LaVerne Jelinek.


Willard R. Marshall

Willard R. "Bill" Marshall, age 86 of Bagley, passed away Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie Du Chien. He was born August 11, 1928 the son of Lee and Esther (McQuistion) Marshall. Bill was drafted in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was employed at Dubuque Packing Company and also operated the Bagley Hotel from 1966 to 1998. He was an antique dealer and had a shop in Bagley. Bill enjoyed a good game of euchre, polka dancing and Irish music. He was a member of the Free & Accepted Masons and the Liscum Brothers American Legion Post No. 482 of Bagley.

Surviving is his sister June Sylvester, many nieces and nephews, and his dog mugsy.

Bill was preceded in death by his siblings; LaVerne "Verny" (Louise) Marshall, Merle (Bernice) Marshall, Russell (Ada) Marshall, Fern (Virgil) Knapp, Lee Telford and Robert Marshall.

Funeral services were held on Friday, February 13, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Bloomington, with Pastor Michael Christensen officiating. Burial with military honors was in the Bagley Cemetery. Family and friends called on Friday, February 13, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.


Marcus Martin

Marcus Martin, age 86, passed away peacefully with his family present on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home, rural Lancaster.  He was born April 5, 1928, the son of Ralph and Hazel (Boyd) Martin.  Marcus attended Dry Hollow Rural School through the eighth grade.  In 1953, he completed a mechanic course with Allis Chalmers Tractor Company in Milwaukee.  Marcus was employed as a mechanic at Scott Implement in Platteville.  In 1964, he bought the Ralph and Hazel Martin Farm in Liberty and Ellenboro Townships.  Marcus also repaired televisions and radios.  He was a member of the Grant Antique Collectors Club.

Survivors include his brother, Wilbur (Marie) Martin; two nieces:  Judy (Doug) Hubbard; Kathy (Kevin) Olson; a special nephew, Greg (Donna) Martin; nine great-nieces and nephews; and one great-great nephew.

Marcus was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were held on Monday, June 16, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lancaster, with Rev. Barbara Cook officiating. Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery, Ellenboro Township.  Friends called on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.


Jill M. Mason

Jill Marie Mason, age 58, of Glen Haven, died on Wednesday, December 21, 2011, surrounded by her family at Meriter Hospital in Madison. She was born on June 18, 1953, in Lancaster, the daughter of Melvin and Ruth (Brown) Mason. She enjoyed watching "The Price is Right"� and the "Lawrence Welk Show."� Jill also enjoyed going for car rides, horses, and root beer floats. She loved spending time with her family and attending any party.

Survivors include her sisters: Doris Clevidence, Madison; Shirley Meier, Glen Haven; Virginia (Dean) Ziegler, Sun Prairie; Linda (Duane) Hoffman, Bloomington; her brother, Jack (Patty) Mason, Glen Haven;and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Jill was preceded in death by her brothers, Clive "Pete"� (Catherine) Mason, Stan and Gene Mason; two brothers-in-law: Morris Clevidence and Lavern Meier; a nephew, Rod Ziegler and a niece, Mary Clevidence.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, December 28, 2011, at 12:00 noon at the United Methodist Church in Bloomington with Pastor Mary Ann Floerke officiating. Burial was in Blakes Prairie Cemetery, Bloomington. Family and friends called on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church. Martin Funeral Home in Bloomington is assisting the family.


Michael J. Mason

Michael J. Mason, age 36, of Glen Haven passed away Saturday, June 22, 2013 of natural causes. He was born July 27, 1976 the son of John "Jack" and Patricia "Patty"� (Edge) Mason. He graduated from Bloomington High School in 1995, and from Black Hawk East College in Kewanee, IL, with a degree in agriculture production. It was there he met who would become his wife, and on March 24, 2001 he married Rose Gutschlag at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bloomington, WI. After their marriage, the couple became partners on the Mason family farm, with his father, brother, Joe, and cousin, Tony (Janell) Meier. Michael was a member of the Grant County, Wisconsin and National Cattlemen's Associations; Southwest Wisconsin, Wisconsin, and American Angus Associations; River Ridge FFA Alumni; and Bloomington Area Sportsman Club; past President and current board member of Grant County Cattlemen's Association, and past board member of the Wisconsin Cattlemen's Association. His greatest joys were his family, wife, and children. Purebred Angus cattle and love of the land was a life long family passion passed down from his grandfather, Melvin Mason, uncles Stan, Gene, Pete and his father Jack. Michael also enjoyed fishing, the competitiveness of playing cards, and showing Angus cattle.

Surviving is his wife Rose; two children Emma and Ben, and one on the way; parents Jack and Patty Mason, two brothers, Matthew (Megan), and Joseph; mother and father-in-law. Kenny (Barbara) Gutschlag, a niece, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Melvin (Ruth) Mason and Burnell (Cleone) Edge; and his cousins: Mary Clevidence, Casey Craugh, and Rodney Ziegler.

Funeral services were held on Thursday June 27, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary�s Catholic Church in Bloomington with Fr. John Meinholz and Pastor Mary Ann Floerke officiating. Burial was in the Blakes Prairie Cemetery. Friends called on Wednesday June 26, 2013 from 4 to 8 pm. at St Mary's Catholic Church, and on Thursday from 9:30 am until time of services. Martin Funeral Home and Cremation Service is assisting the family. In lieu of plants and flowers, a Michael J. Mason memorial fund has been established.


Barbara A. Martens

Barbara A. "Barb"� Martens, of Platteville, died on Saturday, December 17, 2011, at her residence in Platteville, at age 64. Barb was born on June 15, 1947, in Dubuque, IA, the daughter of William G. and Carol (Drury) Nabbefeld. She graduated from Platteville High School in 1965, which she remembered proudly. Barb was married to Robert James Martens Jr., on Sept. 7, 1968, in Platteville at St. Mary's Catholic Church. She worked at the Platteville Telephone Company as a telephone operator and did toll investigation work from 1965 to August 1968. She also worked part time taking appointments at Bernard Allen Salon when they first opened. After living in Madison for a year when she was first married, they moved back to Platteville, where she was employed at Heiser Hardware as a clerk and bookkeeper. She then worked as an Optical Assistant for Family Vision Care and for Platteville Eye Associates for 12 years altogether. She had many fond memories working as an Optical Assistant. In later years she provided daycare services for several children and loved each of them dearly. Children were always close to her heart especially, Matthew, Christa, Kaylie, Grace & Noah. Barb's favorite things in life were her family, her children, her friends, Christmas, the Moon, a good snowstorm, decorating for all the holidays, cooking and doing nice things for other people. She was a long time member of St. Mary's Church in Platteville. Barb's faith was very important to her. Barb was a very special Nana and loved all of her family very much.

Barb is survived by her husband, Robert J. Martens, Jr. of Platteville; her two children, daughter, Laura (Greg) Richardson of Verona, WI, and son, Corey (Dianna) Martens of Raleigh, NC; her mother, Carol Nabbefeld, Platteville; five grandchildren, Katie Richardson and Derek Richardson, both of Verona, WI, and Grey Martens, Ella Martens, and Sydney Martens, all of Raleigh, NC; a brother, Craig Nabbefeld, of Cross Plains, WI; a sister, Karen (Wells) Laszewski of Cross Plains, WI; nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, William G. Nabbefeld.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, December 21, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Platteville with Father Jon Del-Priorea officiating. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery, Platteville. Family and friends called on Tuesday, December 20, 2011, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Martin Schwartz Funeral Home in Platteville and on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home. At Barb's request, in lieu of flowers and plants, memorials can be directed to the St. Mary's Catholic School in Platteville.


Clayton A. Martin

Clayton A. Martin, age 76, of Lancaster, died on Tuesday, January 4, 2011, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home in Lancaster.  He was born on June 23, 1934, the son of Arthur and Elva (Ellis) Martin.  Clayton married Dorothy B. Hardy on June 27, 1952, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Platteville.  After their marriage, he farmed, drove milk tuck and worked for the Montfort Telephone Company.  From 1957 until 1959, he was stationed in Germany in the United States Army.  Clayton was later employed at Farmer's Telephone Company in Lancaster.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and antique tractors.  Clayton and Dorothy loved to square dance together.  In 1970, he received his diploma from the National Radio Institute and was licensed as a Ham Radio Operator.

Survivors include his wife Dorothy Martin, Lancaster; a daughter: Vicky (Mark) Schweitzer; two grandchildren:  Jodi Schweitzer and Shane Schweitzer, all of Belmont; one brother, Brenton (Joan) Martin; two nephews, Wayne (Bea) Martin and Merle (Tammy) Martin, all of Lancaster; a sister-in-law, Mildred Kelly, Dubuque, IA.

Clayton was preceded in death by his parents and many members of the Hardy family.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 8, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster with Pastor Barbara Cook officiating.  Burial with military honors was held in Farview Cemetery, Liberty Township.  Family and friends called on Saturday, January 8, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.


Darrel L. Martin

     Darrel L. Martin, age 84, of Bagley, died on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at the Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Tomah.  He was born on February 22, 1925, in Waterloo Township, the son of Otto "Red"� and Anita Knight� (Slaght) Martin.  In November of 1956, he was united in marriage to Ellen C. Whitaker in Dubuque, IA

       Darrel served in the U.S. Army in WWII, including the D-Day invasion, the battle of France and Belgium and was wounded in Limburg, Germany.  He received two purple hearts and was a member of DAV in Lancaster.  Darrel was a patrolman for Patch Grove Township for many years.

       He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Ellen; and a sister, Doris Jenkins.

       He is survived by his cousins:  Roger (Linda) Martin, Greg (Stacy) Martin and Kristi (Tom) Gildersleeve, all of Lancaster; a brother-in-law, Richard Jenkins, Morrison, IL; Alvin Joyner, Linden; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

       Graveside services with Military Honors were held on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at Nagle Cemetery, Patch Grove Township. 

  

Elizabeth J. Martin

Elizabeth J. Martin, age 83 died Monday September 26, 2011. She was born August 28, 1928 the daughter of Melvin and Nellie (Derr) Kopp. Joan attended Stitzer grade school and graduated from Fennimore High School in 1947. She married Brenton L. Martin on January 3, 1948 at the Peace Lutheran Church in Platteville. Together they farmed in Liberty Township. Joan was a member of the Oak Hill Climbers homemakers club and the Victory View 4-H club.

Surviving is her husband, Brenton, two sons: Wayne (Bea) and Merle( Tami) all of Lancaster; her grandchildren, Shawn (Rachael) Martin, Sara (Chad) Martensen and Matthew Martin. Her great-grandchildren: Samantha and Jesse Martin and Kayci Jo and Hanna Martensen; sisters: Betty Place and Joyce Reiter of Platteville, sisters-in-law Darlene Kopp and Dorothy Martin of Lancaster, and many nieces & nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, mother & father-in-law, Arthur and Elva (Ellis) Martin, brother, Richard Kopp, brothers-in-law, Milton Place, Earl Gehrke, Jack Reiter, and Clayton Martin

Funeral Service were held on Friday, September 30, 2011 at 11:00 am at Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster with Pastor Barbara Cook officiating. Burial was in the Farview Cemetery, Liberty Township. Friends called on Thursday, September 29, 2011, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster and from 10:00am until time of service on Friday.


Jack A. Martin

Jack A. Martin, age 69, of Cassville, died on Sunday, June 26, 2011, at his home in Cassville. He was born on February 2, 1942, in Linden, the son of Edwin and Leeta (Johnston) Martin.

Graveside services were held on Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at Hermitage Cemetery, Mt. Hope Township.  Martin Funeral Home in Cassville is assisting the family.


Kenneth Martin

Kenneth E. Martin, age 87, died Sunday, October 30 at Bluff Haven Assisted Living Center in Prairie du Chien. He was born September 26, 1924 on Blake�s Prairie between Bloomington and Bagley. The son of Roy and Ada (Harris) Martin, Kenneth always felt proud and privileged to grow up on the family homestead with his brothers, sister, and cousins; playing baseball, raising his family and farming the land that he loved. In April 1948, Kenneth and Arvis (Reukauf) were united in marriage at the Mt. Hope United Methodist Church . The couple farmed near Bagley where they raised 6 children. In his youth, he loved playing baseball with his cousins and good friends. He also enjoyed bowling as time allowed him from his busy life as a young farmer and family man. Kenneth was a lifetime member of the Bloomington United Methodist church where he served in many positions as well as on the church board. He also served as a director of the Farmer�s Co-op Board, on the Grant Electric Board for a term, was a 4-H leader for the Blake's Prairie Bombers, and was president of the Grant County Pork Producers for several years.

His most treasured role in his life was being a loving husband, father, brother, and adoring grandfather. While his love of the land called Blake's Prairie never wavered, he dearly loved his family and dedicated his life to them. He was also an avid fan of sports, particularly the sports that his grandchildren played.

Survivors include his wife, Arvis Martin, Bagley; their six children: Marsha Martin, Rockford, IL; Brenda (Roger) Berg, Evansville; Randy (Debbie) Martin, Bagley; Ross (Sandy) Martin, Houston, MN; Rod (Susie) Martin, Brooklyn; Carolyn (Tom) Doering, Oregon; twelve grandchildren; Stephanie (Jay) Thomsen, Madison; Katie (Chris) Davis, Wisconsin Dells; Jacob Martin, La Crosse; Kara, Erin, and Kirk Martin, Bagley; Mariah, Taylor, and Anna Marie Martin, Brooklyn; Drew, Tyler, and Lexi Doering, Oregon; three step grandchildren; Jason, Lindsey, and Dustin Reggin; brother Richard �Bud� (Patty) Martin, Bloomington; sister-in-law LaVonne Martin, Shannon, IL; brother-in-law Jim Sass, Bloomington; and many caring cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

In addition to his parents, Kenneth was preceded in death by a brother, Keith Martin; a sister, Doris (Martin) Sass; father-in-law, Ralph Reukauf; mother-in law, Helen Reukauf; and grandson, Michael Berg.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bloomington United Methodist Church with Pastor Maryann Floerke officiating. Burial was in Lumpkin Cemetery , Bloomington Township . Family and friends called on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Bloomington and on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at 11:00 a.m.


Richard L. Martin

Richard L. �Bud� Martin, age 76, of Bloomington, died on Monday, June 18, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, IA, surrounded by his family. He was born on October 5, 1935, in Bloomington, the son of Roy and Ada (Harris) Martin. On January 17, 1955, Bud was united in marriage to Patricia M. Gotto at St. Mary's Parsonage in Bloomington. He entered the United States Army in 1955 and was stationed in England where he acquired his association with the 803 engineer's battalion and attended many of their reunions. Bud farmed on the Martin Century Farm for thirty-five years. Bud had a great love for his wife, Pat, and their family. He enjoyed music, playing cards, and watching his Cubbies. Bud loved the beauty of a sunrise on the farm, a lilac in his pocket, the joys of family and friends, and a good conversation. He was a humble and optimistic man who cared deeply about his church. Bud and his family have cared for the Union Lumpkin Cemetery for forty years. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and the Abraham Hickok American Legion Post No. 148 of Bloomington.

Survivors include his loving wife of fifty-seven years, Pat, Bloomington; their children: Jeff (Karen) Martin, Westlake, OH; Joyce (Bill) Albright, Milton; Bruce (Cherie) Martin, Onalaska; Barb (Tyson Barr) Mezera, Woodman; Leanne (Jim) Vogt, Oregon; Mike (Lori) Martin, Oregon; Andrea (Tom) Crubel, Bloomington; twenty-one grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, LaVonne Martin, Shannon, IL; Arvis Martin, Bagley; and a brother-in-law, Jim Sass, Bloomington; mother-in-law, Margaret Gotto, Lancaster.

In addition to his parents, Bud was preceded in death by two brothers, Keith and Kenneth Martin; a sister, Doris Sass; and his father-in-law, Clarence Gotto.

Funeral services were held on Friday, June 22, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at the Bloomington United Methodist Church with Pastor Mary Ann Floerke officiating. Burial with military honors accorded by the Abraham Hickok American Legion Post No. 148 of Bloomington was in Union Lumpkin Cemetery, Bloomington Township. Family and friends may call on Thursday, June 21, 2012, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Martin Funeral Home in Bloomington and on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church. In lieu of plants and flowers a Bud Martin memorial fund has been established.


Sharon L. Martin

     Sharon L. Martin, age 58, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 16, 2009, at Orchard Manor, rural Lancaster, surrounded by loved ones.  She was born on April 28, 1951, in Lancaster, the daughter of Carl and Genelda (Pierce) Martin.  Sharon worked and attended workshops at the Hodan Center in Mineral Point and Southwest Opportunities Center in Lancaster.  She enjoyed bowling, Special Olympics and attending Badger Camp.  Sharon also loved to cut out coupons, collecting key chains and mugs.  She had attended Grace Lutheran Church in East Dubuque, IL.

       Sharon is survived by her mother, Genelda Krafjack, Lancaster; three sisters and one brother:  Shirley (Doug) Orr, Prairie du Sac, Connie (Danny) Hamilton, Albuquerque, NM, Dyke (Joan) Martin, Hazel Green and Patty (fiance, Phil Beckman) Kehoe, Dubuque, IA; two half-sisters and one half-brother:  Terri (Ronald) Abing, Lancaster, Kim (Chuck Abing) Martin, Lancaster and Allen (Stacey) Martin, Mt. Hope; her dog, Pee Wee; many loving aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews.

       She was preceded in death by her father, Carl; her step-father, Richard "daddy"� Krafjack; her grandparents; her brother-in-law, Rudy Trujillo and an uncle, Clarence Stoney.

       Funeral services were held on Monday, October 19, 2009, at 11:30 a.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster with Pastor Andrew Oppedahl officiating.  Burial was held in the Cassville Cemetery.  Friends called on Monday, October 19 from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.  In lieu of plants and flowers, a Sharon L. Martin memorial fund has been established.

       Sharon's family would like to thank Orchard Manor, Grant County Hospice and Homeward Bound for the wonderful care and compassion they provided.


Theodora M. Martin

Theodora M. �Sis� Martin, age 96, of Cassville, passed away on Friday, November 28, 2014, at ManorCare in Platteville.  She was born on April 8, 1918, in Glen Haven, the daughter of William and Amelia (Hampton) Vogt.  Theodora graduated from Cassville High School.  She married Buford E. Martin on June 6, 1936, in Galena, IL.  He preceded her in death on June 17, 1955.  Theodora worked at the former Klindt Grocery Store and later at Rapid Die and Molding.  She was an avid Brewers fan and enjoyed crocheting, reading, playing cards and bowling. 

Survivors include two sons, Robert (Rita) and David Martin; nine grandchildren:  Lisa (Ricky) Halverson; Jill, Keri, and Kevin (Sue) Hanger; Robin, Robert II (Mary) and Rory (Chona) Martin; Shelley (Brian) Meier; Ann Martin; ten great-grandchildren and one on the way; a great-great granddaughter; a sister, Helen Patcle; two sisters-in-law, Carol and Mary Ann Vogt.

In addition to her husband, Buford, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna (George) Hanger; a grandson, Mark Hanger; her brothers, Bob, Bill (Kay), Patrick, Raymond, and Jerry Vogt; a sister, Geraldine (Harold) Morley; two brothers-in-law, Don Kauffman and Frank Patcle.

Funeral services were held on Monday, December 1, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cassville with Father William Seipp officiating.  Burial was in Cassville Cemetery, Cassville.  Family and friends called on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.  Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cassville is assisting the family.


Thomas Matchett

Thomas D. Matchett, age 61, of Cassville, passed away on September 24, 2014, at his home. 

Graveside services were on Monday, April 27, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. at Cassville Cemetery, Cassville.  Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the family.


Sylvan Mayne

Sylvan J. Mayne, age 90, of Cassville, passed away on Monday, January 11, 2016, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home, Lancaster. He was born on July 4, 1925, in rural Burton, the son of Orlo and Lillian (Albee) Mayne. Sylvan proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1943 to 1946. He married Alice "Leone" Ames on November 15, 1946. Their marriage was blessed with three children.  Sylvan and Leone farmed in the Beetown area early in their marriage before moving to Cassville in 1959 when he began working for Wisconsin Power & Light Company-Nelson Dewey plant. He took pride in his work every day up until his retirement in 1988.  Sylvan was a kind and loving man. He enjoyed fishing in Wisconsin and in Florida where he and Leone spent their winters for 22 years. They made so many special friends there.  Summers were a favorite time of year because two of Sylvan's favorite things were watching his Atlanta Braves play baseball and working in his garden. He was most proud of his beautiful sweet tomatoes.  Sylvan was honored and humbled to join other WWII veterans traveling to Washington, DC on the Badger Honor Flight in May 2013. He was a member of the Abraham Hickock Wetmore American Legion Post No. 148 of Bloomington.

Sylvan is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Alice "Leone", his children: Charlene (Jim) Cadwell, Portage, their daughter Kristin (Scott) Nash, daughter-in-law, Susan Porter-Cadwell; son, Dallas, McFarland, his partner, Suzanne Budnar, his sons Craig and Joshua; Renee (Dan) Braun, Middleton, their children, Ben and Clint Gehde, Shannon Braun, Tracey Junkin and Erika Braun; and eight great grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers: Burnell (Grace), Beetown and Gerald (Sis), Lancaster; three sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Cecil, a sister, Darlene and a grandson, Scott.

Funeral services will be held at a later date.  Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cassville is assisting the family.  Memorials are preferred in Sylvan's name to Abraham Hickock Wetmore American Legion Post No. 148, PO Box 523, Bloomington, WI 53804.

The family wishes to give special thanks to the compassionate and caring staff of Orchard Manor nursing home, Lancaster. They perform the work of angels.


Beverly Ann McCabe

     Beverly Ann McCabe, age 77, of Platteville , WI passed away on November 13, 2009, at Southwest Health Center  following an extended illness.

     Beverly was born August 3, 1932 to Georgina and Kenneth Hudson in Galena , IL .  She moved to Platteville as a young girl and graduated from Platteville High School in 1951.  She was the editor of the PHS Yearbook and newspaper.  Her passion for writing would later inspire her journalism career.  Beverly was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart, Clifford Charles McCabe on June 9, 1951 at St. Mary's Church in Platteville.  She raised six children temporarily putting her career on hold.   After the youngest was several years old, Beverly began her 31 year career writing feature stories, local news, and the recipe column for the Platteville Journal.  Over the years she met many interesting people and enjoyed creating the stories that would be published twice a week.  She had a gift, taking her notes from the interview process, weaving the story while typing on her typewriter.  Whether she was writing a story on someone's hobby, on a new business in the local area, or on a heart breaking medical journey, she was able to put that special touch on the storyline and make an everlasting impression to the subject of her stories.  Her favorite writings included the series done at Christmas, for needy families.  She felt these had a huge impact on the local community.  It is estimated that Beverly wrote more than 7000 feature stories, highlighting the local area, over her career. She worked well passed the retirement age, finally retiring in 2002 due to failing health conditions.  She was a lifelong resident of Platteville, volunteered for the American Cancer Society where she served on the board of directors of the Grant County Cancer Society, and an active member of St. Mary's Church.

     Her interests included playing Scrabble, playing euchre, card club, watching the Packers and Brewers with Clifford, family camping trips, and collecting Strawberry items.  She enjoyed the annual family vacation traveling throughout the United States , making many lasting memories.  Her favorite place to visit was Colorado .  Beverly was fond of searching for new recipes and entering recipe contests.  She was a five time winner in the Better Home and Garden's "Cook of the Month"� contest. 

     She is survived by her husband Clifford; her children, Pamela Ann (Larry) Wunderlin of Platteville, David (Maureen) of Galena, Tammie (William) VanNatta of Platteville, Angela (Craig) Bergan of Elkader IA, Dan (Debbi) of Watertown, and Amy (Duane) Austin of New Glarus;  twelve grandchildren � Joseph (Michele), Jeremiah (Angie), Sarah (Nick), Ryan (Melissa), Pollyanna (Michael), Emily (Brian), Cody, Krista, Calvin, Austin, Briana, and Hayley; and four great grandchildren � Ruby Ann, Ruby Olivia, Parker, and Madelyn.  She is further survived by her mother-in-law Julia McCabe, a brother Doug (Kathie) McPhail, a sister Sandy (Mike) Willis, a sister-in-law Arlene VanNatta, a brother-in-law Jerry (Connie) McCabe and many other relatives.

     She was preceded in death by her mother and father, her step-father Donald McPhail, and her father-in-law Joseph McCabe.

     Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Platteville with Monsignor Charles Schluter officiating.  Burial was held in Calvary Cemetery , Platteville.  Family and friends were welcome from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, November 16 at Martin Schwartz Funeral Home in Platteville and on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church.

     Excerpt from Beverly �s last article, �There have been three main things in my life that I loved the most.  God; my husband and our six children, their spouses and our grandchildren; and writing for the journal.�   Mrs. Clifford McCabe


Julia M. McCabe

Julia M. (Vondran) McCabe, age 102, of Platteville, WI, died Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at the Southwest Healthcare Center Nursing Home in Cuba City, WI.

Julia was born on May 15, 1910 in Dickeyville , WI , a daughter of Carl and Mary (Lange) Vondran.  She married Joseph I. McCabe on June 14, 1927, in Hazel Green, WI.

Julia is survived by two sons, Clifford and Gerald (Connie) McCabe, both of Platteville; a daughter, Arlene VanNatta of Platteville; 16 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; 38 great-great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and other loving relatives & friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph in 1997; her parents; 2 sisters; 4 brothers; a son in infancy, Joseph; son-in-law, Verlin VanNatta; daughter-in-law, Beverly McCabe; grandson-in-law, William Bourassa; and a great-great grandchild, Jackson Kamps.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 am on Saturday, May 26, 2012, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Platteville, with Fr. Faustino Ruiz celebrating the Mass.   Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Platteville.  Visitation was from 4 to 7 pm on Friday, May 25, 2012, at Martin Schwartz Funeral Home in Platteville, a Prayer Service at 4:00 p.m., and one hour prior to service Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, a Julia McCabe Memorial Fund has been established.


Mary Beth McCann

Mary Beth McCann, age 50, of Potosi, died on Saturday, June 26, 2010, at her home.  She was born on April 13, 1960, in Viroqua, the daughter of Charlie and Margaret (Dorsey) McCann.  She was the youngest of ten children.  She was a beloved mother and grandmother.  Mary Beth lived in Potosi with her fiance, Sam.  With an avid love for animals, their farm quickly grew as did their family and love for one another.  Her desire was always to help people and always be there as a shoulder to cry on.  Mary Beth graduated from Southwest Technical College as a CNA in May 2010.  Sadly, her illness took her before she was able to use her abilities to their full potential.  As for the lives of those she touched, we will forever be grateful and will always hold a special place for her in our hearts.  Mary Beth will be missed, but not forgotten.

Survivors include her daughter, Samantha and grandson, Charlie; her fiance, Sam Reynolds and his daughters, Rachael and Andrea; her sister, Carolyn, and her bothers: Pat, Nub, Bill, Tim, Joe, Mike and Tom.

A Celebration of Life was held on Friday, July 2, 2010, from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Sim's Funeral Home, 106 S. 4th Street, Reedstown, WI.  Burial will be at a later date.  In lieu of plants and flowers, a Mary Beth McCann Memorial Fund has been established.  Martin Funeral Home in Potosi assisted the family.


Burnell McCartney

Burnell McCartney, age 84, passed away on January 9, 2015, at the Oelwein Health Care Center in Oelwein, IA.  He was born on May 20, 1930, to Frank and Ethel (Bisbach) McCartney.  Burnell served in the United States Army during the Korean War from 1951 until 1952.  He worked for American Family Life Insurance and the University of Wisconsin at Madison as a custodian.  Burnell enjoyed fishing, craft making and working with beads, playing cards and shooting pool.

Survivors include his brothers:  Douglas (Shirley) McCartney, Livingston; Delmar McCartney, Stoughton; Cletus (Charlene) McCartney, Oregon; sisters:  Joetta Siegwarth, Clinton, IA; Joyce Yoeman, Potosi; a sister-in-law, Wilma McCartney, Lancaster; other relatives and many friends.

In addition to his parents, Burnell was preceded in death by his brothers: Gerald and Robert McCartney; sister, Imogene Ehrler; two infant sisters: Ardith and Bernice; brothers-in-law: Harold Ehrler, Marlin Siegwarth and Ralph Kopp.

Memorial services were held on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lancaster with Reverend Pamela Strakeljahn officiating.  Burial with military honors was in Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster.  Family and friends called on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.

 


 

Susan M. McCartney

Susan M. (Huser) McCartney, age 56, of Onalaska, formerly of Bagley, passed away on Friday, April 2, 2010, at Mulder Health Care Center in West Salem.  She was born on July 6, 1953, in Prairie du Chien, the daughter of Lawrence and Geraldine (Stram) Huser.  Susan attended grade school in Bagley, St. Mary's Academy in Prairie du Chien and graduated from West Grant High School in May of 1971.  On September 18, 1971, she was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart Harry E. McCartney at St. John's Catholic Church in Patch Grove.  To this union, three little angels were born, Scott (1973), Yvette (Oct. 9-Oct. 10 1974), and Regina (June 7, 1976 - August 1976).  She became the mother of a special little boy from South Korea named Christopher Hwan in 1985.  Sue loved life and was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.  She volunteered at LaCrosse Lutheran and worked at Ray-O-Vac in Fennimore and McDonald's in Onalaska until her illness prevented her activities.  

Survivors include her husband, Harry McCartney, Onalaska; their son, Christopher (Jenny) McCartney, LaCrosse; and two grandchildren, Jordan and Kayli; her step-mother, Mary Metcalfe Huser, Bloomington; sisters-in-law:  Raleen (Fay) Schnitzler, Bagley; Laurayne (Lonny) Fischer, Boscobel; Jolinda (Robert) Waterman, Boscobel; Norma (Kevin) Weidemann, Prairie du Chien; Susan McCartney, Mt. Hope; brother-in-law, Vernon McCartney, Osseo; several nieces and nephews; her uncles: Gerald (Lorraine) Stram, Clifford (Barb) Stram, Clem (Jackie) Stram, all of Prairie du Chien;  her aunts: Marilyn (Joe) Huser, Bagley; Helen Huser-French, Green Bay; two step-brothers and a step-sister: Henry Huser, formerly of Bagley; William Huser, Prairie du Chien; and Mary Huser, formerly of Bagley.

Susan was preceded in death by her grandparents, parents, three children: Scott, Yvette, and Regina, and her mother and father-in-law, Vernon and Leona McCartney.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 6, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John's Catholic Church in Patch Grove with Father William Seipp officiating.  Burial was at a later date.  Family and friends called on Monday, April 5, 2010, from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at St. John's Catholic Church and from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.  Martin Funeral Home in Bloomington is assisting the family. 


LaVern McClain

     LaVern McClain, 91, of rural Cornelia, died Saturday, February 2, 2008 at his home.

     Services were at 2:00 p. m. Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at Cornelia United Church of Christ, Cornelia, with Rev. Catherine Carlson presiding. Burial was in Mount Zion Cemetery, Cornelia.  Family and friends were welcomed from 1:00 p.m. until time of services Wednesday at the church.

     LaVern was born on January 15, 1917, on the family farm in rural Potosi, son of Arch and Ida Elizabeth (Kraiser) McClain. He married Ruth Marian McPherson on September 23, 1939 and remained on their rural Cornelia farm to the present.

     LaVern attended Sunnybrook Country School, graduated from Platteville High School, Platteville State Teachers College and taught public school for two years. Because of his love of the outdoors he then took up farming. He was a member of Mount Zion United Church of Christ, Cornelia. LaVern was an outfielder for the Cornelia softball team, a member of the Cornelia bowling team, and pit crewmember for the family racing team. For 50 years LaVern served as clerk for Paris Township.

     Two infant brothers, his brother George, two sisters, Violet Langkamp and Marie Wunderlin, preceded LaVern in death.

     Surviving family include his wife Marian; son Bruce and (Sue) of Saint Peter, MN; three grandchildren, Michael (Nancy) of Mankato, MN, Lisa (Maynard) Manthe of Mankato, David (Marie) of Potosi, and seven great-grandchildren; and brother Harold of Potosi.


Ruth M. McClain

Ruth Marian McClain, age 95, of Platteville, died Thursday, August 28, 2014, at the Southwest Health Center in Platteville.

Marian was born Ruth Marian McPherson on September 17, 1918 in Platteville,

Wisconsin, a daughter of Arthur & Orpha (Gillian) McPherson. Marian attended Cornelia grade school through eighth grade, graduated from Platteville High School and Platteville State Teacher�s College. She taught in the public grade schools of Casper School, Boomer School, Maple Glen School, Vondra School, and O. E. Gray School. Her early teaching was in rural one-room schools with first through eighth grades. She then became a Grant County Social Worker until retirement. Marian was a lifelong member of the Mount Zion United Church of Christ in Cornelia, Wisconsin.

Marian enjoyed gardening, jigsaw puzzles, morel hunting, garage sales, picnics in the pasture, and especially spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Marian is survived by her son, Bruce (Sue) of St. Peter, Minnesota; her grandchildren, Michael (Nancy) of Mankato, Minnesota, Lisa (Maynard) Manthe also of Mankato, and David (Marie) of Potosi, Wisconsin; and eight great grandchildren, James and Daniel McClain, Benjamin, Jessa, Nicholas Manthe, and Tyler, Zachary, & Collin McClain.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, LaVern McClain, who passed away on February 2, 2008; her parents; her sisters, Maudie, Jenny, Gretta (Knox), Dorothy (McClain), Lou Ella (Withrow Felderman); and her brothers, Arthur Lee and Clifford McPherson.

Funeral Services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 5, 2014, at the Mt. Zion UCC in Cornelia, with Rev. Zayna Thompson officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery.  Friends called one hour prior to the service Friday at the church.  Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Platteville is assisting the family.

Memorial donations may be made to Mt. Zion Cemetery or the Mt. Zion United Church of Christ.

Marian�s family is grateful that her difficult final months have ended. We wish to express our gratitude to her church community, friends, and family who have been very supportive during this last stage of her journey in life.


Lance C. McCracken

Captain Lance C. McCracken, age 62, of Lancaster, passed away on Friday, December 13, 2013, at his home in Lancaster.  He was born on January 9, 1951, in East St. Louis, IL, the son of Stanton and Meldora (Beers) McCracken.  Lance graduated from Belleville Township High School West in 1969.  On November 8, 1972, Lance was united in marriage to Lila West in Belleville.  He was employed on the western rivers as Captain for thirty-three years.  He was a hard worker and always went where the work was.  Lance and Lila moved to Wisconsin in 1989.  He enjoyed fixing up and riding motorcycles, fishing, and watching the humming birds.  Lance also enjoyed watching football.  His greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and attending their activities. 

Survivors include his loving wife, Lila, Lancaster; their children:  Corey (Natasha) McCracken, Montfort; Kelly (Caleb) Gieseke, Fennimore; Jeremy (Tammy Rosenbaum) McCracken, Lancaster; his mother, Meldora Layton, Waterloo, IL; seven grandchildren:  Ethan, Brandon, Dylan, Hannah, Skyler, Sarah, and Breanna; other relatives, cousins and friends.

In addition to his father, Stanton, Lance was preceded in death by a brother, Michael McCracken.

Memorial services were held on Saturday, December 21, 2013, at 4:00 p.m. at Bethany Alliance Church in Fennimore with Pastor Dave Arevalo officiating.  Family greeted friends on Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until time of services at the church.  Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services is serving the family.


Deborah McDonald

Deborah �Dee Dee� K. McDonald, age 60, of Potosi, passed away on Monday, December 8, 2014, at her residence.  She was born on March 9, 1954, the daughter of Harold and Shirley (Leibfried) Blindert.  Dee Dee graduated from Potosi High School.  On October 23, 1971, she was united in marriage to John �Jack� E. McDonald at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cassville.   Dee Dee was employed at Rapid Die and Molding in Cassville for over twenty years.  She enjoyed boating, camping, being outdoors, and wintering in Texas.  Dee Dee dearly loved her family and spending time with her grandchildren. 

Survivors include her husband, Jack; daughter, Nichol McDonald and her children, Sabrina and Tucker Leibfried; her son, Brent (Tina) McDonald, and their children, Jade and Asiah; her siblings:  Dan, Kevin (Bob Cheney) Blindert, Karen �Peach� Murphy, Chris (Jeff) Frederick; her father, Harold Blindert; a sister-in-law, Janice Blindert; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Shirley, and her brother, Dean. 

Funeral services were held on Thursday, December 11, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Potosi, with Reverend Pamela Strakeljahn officiating.  Burial was in Cassville Cemetery, Cassville.  Family and friends called on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Potosi and on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.  In lieu of plants and flowers, a Deborah K. McDonald Memorial Fund has been established.


George K. McFall

George K. McFall, age 92, of Platteville, WI, died Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at Manor Care Healthcare Services in Platteville.  George was born on February 2, 1921 in Platteville, a son of Elwood and Eunice (Gollmer) McFall.

George graduated from Platteville High School in 1939 and volunteered for the Army Air Corps on December 30, 1941 with the dream of learning to fly. He earned his silver wings and officer commission on June 22, 1943 and was assigned as a B-17 pilot, stationed at the 8th Air Force base in Knettishall, England. He piloted the �Heaven Can Wait� until it was shot down and he became a prisoner of war. After 13 months in captivity he returned home to Platteville, where he married Elaine Bride at St. Mary�s Catholic Church on June 25, 1946. He graduated from the Platteville School of Mines in 1948 and from the Rolla School of Mines and Metallurgy in 1950. He and his wife moved to Rockford, Il where he worked as a metallurgist for 34 years while helping to raise six children. He returned home to Platteville in 2000. He enjoyed birding, tinkering in his workshop and going on adventures with his family.

George is survived by six children, Linda (Steven) Hall of Loves Park, IL, Mary (Leo) Shusta of Tucson, AZ, George Jr. (Marlys) of Carol Stream, IL, Donald (Becky) of Williamsville, IL, Dennis of Rockford, IL, & Ellen McFall of Platteville; thirteen grandchildren, Shawn, Daniel, Michael, Jason, Brenda, Ryan, Kristina, George W., John, Kate, Will, Robert, & Betsy; 19 great-grandchildren; a brother, Douglas of Carmi, IL;  a sister, Margaret Sigurdson of Minden, NE; and numerous nieces & nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine in 2007; his parents; three brothers, Lyle, Dale, & Robert; and two sisters, Gladys Brown & Dorothy Zart.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 am on Monday, June 3, 2013 at St. Mary�s Catholic Church, Platteville, with Fr. Faustino Ruiz officiating.  Burial with military honors was in Calvary Cemetery in Platteville.  Friends called from 1 to 4 pm on Sunday, June 2, 2013 at Martin Schwartz Funeral Home, 100 Park Place, Platteville, and one hour prior to the service Monday at the church.


Joseph E. McKeen, Jr.

     Joseph E.  �Buddy� McKeen Jr., age 73, of Bloomington died on Wednesday, August 27, 2008, at his home in Bloomington.  He was born on February 14, 1935 in Deming, New Mexico, the son of Joseph E. and Ruth (Slover) McKeen.  He married Veronica Murphy on November 10, 1973, and they resided in Lakewood California where he went to work and retired from McDonnell Douglas Aircraft in 2000.  They spent 15 years traveling and working in Asia before he retired in 2000 to Carlsbad, New Mexico

     They moved to Bloomington in 2004 to be nearer their youngest daughter Virginia (James) Neeley and their family. 

     Surviving are his wife Veronica, his two step daughters, Virginia (James) Neeley of Bloomington and Michelle Wilhelm of Elgin, Texas; 10 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren.

     Funeral services were held at St Mary's Catholic Church in Bloomington on September 03, 2008, at 6:00 PM with Father Bart Timmerman officiating.  Burial will be at a later date. 


Veronica T. McKeen

Veronica Theresa McKeen, age 71, of Bloomington, passed away at Orchard Manor Nursing Home on March 14, 2010.  She had been suffering from Lou Gehrig�s disease and finally was released to heaven to be free of the chains placed on her body.  Veronica was born on May 6, 1938, in Queens, New York, the daughter of Joseph and Marie (Graham) Murphy.   She attended Catholic School in Queens.  Veronica loved the west and she loved to travel.  Her first venture was when she ran away from home at age 16 and she was found at Churchill Downs race track in Kentucky.  She then moved to Arizona at 18 where she actually worked on a cattle ranch as a farm hand and went on real round ups.  She also served in the Marine Corps Reserve as a young woman in San Diego, California.   She had a massive stroke at 25 years old and re-taught herself to do everything from talking to walking.  She was able to travel the world with her second husband, Joseph, when they lived in Asia for 15 years.  She also had one very important best friend that was there for her through everything including her last battle named Kay Brubaker.  

 She is survived by two daughters, Virginia (James) Neeley of Bloomington, Wisconsin and Michelle Wilhelm of Pflugerville, TX.  She has 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren (12th one on the way). She had a niece, Virginia Shively from Florida that was more like a sister and life long friend as well.  She also has much family, sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews and one brother, Kevin Murphy, in Long Island, New York.

 Her husband Joseph E. McKeen Jr. passed away in August of 2008.   She had 4 brothers and 2 sisters, 5 of which preceded her in death. 

 She had a spirit unmatched by anyone or anything and will be missed more than words can say by all who knew and loved her. She was a very incredible woman and was very much loved by her family and VERY well taken care of by the staff at Orchard Manor.  Martin Funeral Home of Bloomington is in charge of arrangements.  Memorial Services were held at St. Mary�s Catholic Church in Bloomington at 5:30 p.m. on March 25, 2010.


Kathleen McKillip

Kathleen L. McKillip, age 86, of Cassville, passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home.  She was born on February 1, 1928, in Iowa, the daughter of Alphonse and Catherine (Cleary) Schwendinger.  Kathleen was employed at Oscar Meyer in Dubuque.  On February 21, 1950, she was united in marriage to John McKillip in Prairie du Chien.  After their marriage, the couple farmed in Crawford County.  Kathleen enjoyed going to garage sales, gambling, and playing cards.  She especially enjoyed spending time with her family.  Kathleen was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church.

Survivors include her children:  Patricia (Karl) Johnson, Alaska; Linda (Harley) Clark, Boscobel; Sharon, Texas; Diane (Darrel) Wood, Florida; Mike (Sheila) McKillip, Potosi; Paul (Mary Hankemeier) McKillip, Louisiana; Kathryn McKillip, Boscobel; eleven grandchildren:  Christine, Joseph, John, Adam, Matthew, Zachary, Steven, Brooke, Andrew, Connor, and Delany; great-grandchildren; her brothers and sisters:  Virginia McGovern, Missouri; Donald Schwendinger, Seneca; Rosemary (Roy) Wydert, Winthrop, IA; John (Jean) Schwendinger, Dubuque, IA; James Schwendinger, Cuba City; other relatives and many friends.

In addition to her parents, Kathleen was preceded in death by her husband in 1995; her brothers and sister:  Robert Schwendinger, Anthony Schwendinger and Marjorie Sauegling; and a grandson, Donovan.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cassville with Father John Meinholz officiating.  Burial was in Gockel Cemetery, Glen Haven.  Family and friends called on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.  Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cassville is serving the family.


George McKinney

George Willis McKinney, age 81, of rural Bagley, passed away Sunday, February 27, 2011, at Orchard Manor in Lancaster.  He was born on June 5, 1929, in Patch Grove Township, the son of Boyd and Zelda (Willis) McKinney.  George graduated from Patch Grove High School in 1947.  On February 15, 1950, he was united in marriage to Veronica Vopelak at St. John�s Catholic Church, Prairie du Chien.  Together they farmed near Bagley.  To this union, three children were born:  Michael, Roger and Janelle.   Veronica died suddenly of an aneurysm on May 13, 1977, at age 47.

George�s era of farming spanned more than seventy years, starting as a little boy helping his dad work with horses, to buying the home farm in 1956 and adding adjacent land as it became available.  In 1977, George, Michael, and Roger formed the �McKinney Farms Corporation,� and continued to work the family farm.  They received awards and recognition for the �Quality of Milk� and for �Outstanding Work in Soil and Water Conservation.�

George was a longtime member of St. John�s Catholic Church, Patch Grove, serving in various offices.  He was an elected officer on the AMPI Board and a director for the Grant-Crawford Co-Op.  He also served sixteen years as a trustee on the Wyalusing Township Board.  On October 26, 1979, George and Lillian (Fralick) Schnering were united in marriage at St. Mary�s Catholic Church in Bloomington.  They recently celebrated their 31st Wedding Anniversary.

Everyone who knew George will remember his good natured personality, his ability to think things through, and to know exactly how each job should be done, his love for card playing, music, dancing and square dancing.  For several years, George and Lillian enjoyed spending the winter months in southern Texas.

Survivors include his wife, Lillian McKinney; children: Michael (Donna) McKinney; Roger (Judy) McKinney, all of Bagley; Janelle (Greg) Crubel, Bloomington; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his sister, Carol Carroll; sisters and brothers-in-law:  Mary McKinney, Rockford, IL; Phyllis (Roger) Osterhaus, Bloomington; Edward (Judy) Vopelak, Janesville; Richard (Margaret) Vopelak, North Carolina; nieces and nephews.  He is further survived by step-children: Richard (Carol) Schnering, Roger (Brenda) Schnering, all of Cassville; Donald (Vicky) Schnering, Lehr, ND; step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and his wife, Veronica, George was preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth, his sister, Myrna McKinney Welsh; brothers-in-law: Donald Welsh, Charles �Red� Carroll, Edward, Lawrence, Robert, and Floyd �Bud� Fralick; sisters-in-law: Elsie Drew and Geneva Picha.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 5, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary�s Catholic Church in Bloomington with Father John Meinholz officiating.  Burial was at a later date.  Family and friends called on Friday, March 4, 2011, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at St. Mary�s Catholic Church in Bloomington, where a 3:45 p.m. scripture service will be held.  Friends also called on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.  Martin Funeral Home in Bloomington assisted the family.  In lieu of plants and flowers, a George W. McKinney memorial fund has been established.


Edward J. McNamara

Edward J. �Ed� McNamara, age 93, of Lancaster, died Saturday December 24, 2011 at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster.

Services were at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 29, 2011 at St. Clement Catholic Church, Lancaster, with Rev. Greg Lucey, S.J. and Rev. William Seipp officiating. Burial with military honors was in St. Mary�s Cemetery, Bloomington, Wisconsin. Friends called on Wednesday December 28, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster.

Ed was born on June 24, 1918, the son of James and Nora (Lucey) McNamara, in the Township of Seneca, Crawford County, Wisconsin. He attended rural country school and graduated from Seneca High School. On October 14, 1941, Ed married Catherine Mergen at St. Mary�s Catholic Church in Bloomington, Wisconsin. Catherine predeceased him on November 13, 1970. On October 6, 1976, he married Marie Heying at Nativity Catholic Church, Dubuque, Iowa.

Upon completion of high school, in 1937, he began employment with his uncle, G. C. Lucey, who owned and operated a John Deere dealership with stores at Bagley and Ferryville, Wisconsin. On February 1, 1940, he became employed by John Deere Plow Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as a block man covering the Portage, Wisconsin territory.

Ed entered the United States Army on November 1, 1942. He served 26 months overseas in the European Theater of Operation with the John Deere Battalion. Ed was discharged with the rank of First Sergeant. Upon his discharge he entered into partnership with his uncle Greg Lucey, in a business known as G.C. Lucey & Company, a John Deere dealership at Bagley, Wisconsin. In the 1950's, Ed founded what was later to be known as the Farmers Implement Company at Bloomington, Wisconsin. In 1960, he sold his interest in Farmers Implement Company and moved to Lancaster, Wisconsin, where he then founded E.J. McNamara Real Estate & Auction Service. He retired after 42 years as an auctioneer and real estate broker.

Ed served as the President of the Wisconsin Auctioneers Association and was inducted into its Hall of Fame in 1974. He served as the President of the Wisconsin Farm & Land Brokers and received national accreditation from the National Farm and Land Brokers Association. He was one of the founders and served as President of the Southwest Wisconsin Board of Realtors and received the Realtor of the Year award from the state Association. Ed was active in the Lancaster community, serving 22 years as a Director of the former Union State Bank; served as a member of the Board of the former Lancaster Memorial Hospital; served as a Trustee and Council Member of St. Clement�s Catholic Church; was a member of both the 3rd and 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Council #2820; Charter member of Liscom Bros. Post 482 American Legion, Bagley, Wisconsin, and a life member of the VFW Post #2344 of Lancaster.

Surviving are his wife, Marie; two daughters, Noreen (Dan) Welte, Highland Ranch, Colorado; Mary (John) Pipal, Dodgeville; three sons: Robert (Jane) McNamara, Phoenix, Arizona; Patrick (Connie) McNamara and John (Rose) McNamara, both of Lancaster; seven grandchildren, Catherine (Nick) Cubik, Michael (Jill) McNamara, Ellen (Marcus) DeVere, Elizabeth McNamara, Brendan Pipal, Sara McNamara and Ryan McNamara; one great-grandchild, Jackson Cubik; a brother, Frank (Beverly) McNamara, Fitchburg; three sisters-in law Bernice Mergen, Patch Grove, Mary Ellen McNamara, Prairie du Chien; and Mary Mergen, Bloomington; and brother and sister-in-law John and Ida Maletta of Centerville, IA.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Catherine; infant son, James; two brothers, Joseph and Daniel, and three sisters Marge Rubejsek, Mary Titlbach and Veronica Litchfield.

In lieu of flowers or other items of tribute, an Edward J. McNamara Memorial Fund has been established.


Marie McNamara

Marie Z. McNamara, age 88, of Lancaster, died on Wednesday, October 28, 2015, at Grant Regional Health Center, Lancaster.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, October 31, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster with Reverend John Sasse officiating.  Burial was in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Dubuque.  Family and friends called on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the church. 

Marie was born on January 22, 1927, to Anton and Rakela (Bruketa) Kruzich.  She graduated as valedictorian of the Class of 1944 at Mystic High School, Mystic, IA.  Marie attended nursing school at St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing in Ottumwa, IA, and then began her nursing career as a Registered Nurse.  She worked for Medical Associates in Dubuque, IA, where she was Dr. Sharpe's nurse for over 20 years. 

Marie married James P. Heying on April 15, 1950, at Nativity Catholic Church in Dubuque, IA.  Jim preceded her in death on October 3, 1972.  She married Edward J. McNamara on October 6, 1976, at Nativity Catholic Church in Dubuque, IA.  Ed preceded her in death on December 24, 2011.

Marie was a caring person who enjoyed life, especially boating and camping on the river with Jim and the years she and Ed lived in Arizona during retirement.  Marie took very good care of our father, especially in his later years and for that we are forever grateful. 

Survivors include her niece, Suzanne (Jim) Roth, Ankeny, IA; a nephew, Dr. John (Luann) Maletta, Des Moines, IA; her stepchildren:  Bob (Jane) McNamara, Phoenix, AZ; Noreen (Dan) Welte, Littleton, CO; Patrick (Connie) McNamara, Baraboo; John (Rose) McNamara, Lancaster; Mary (John) Pipal, Dodgeville; step grandchildren:  Catherine (Nick) Cubick, Michael (Jill) McNamara, Ellen (Marcus) DeVere, Elizabeth McNamara, Brendan Pipal, Sara McNamara and Ryan McNamara; step great-grandchildren: Jack and Nora Cubick and Oliver McNamara; a brother-in-law, Frank (Beverly) McNamara, Fitchburg; lifelong good friend, Darlene Kaufmann, Dubuque, IA; and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Ida Maletta; half-brother, Tom Kruzich; and half-sister, Jennie Susic.

In lieu of flowers or other items of tribute the family ask that you make a donation to a church or your favorite community charity or hospice organization.  Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services is serving the family.


Jeffrey McPhail

Jeffrey J. McPhail, age 38, of Rewey, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 11, 2010 in Rewey.  He was born on March 11, 1972 in Dubuque , Iowa, the son of Douglas and Kathleen (Mask) McPhail.  Jeff worked as a self-employed contractor.

Jeff lived larger than life.  He liked the outdoors, music, cooking and eating.  Jeff loved his family, especially his daughters, grandson, and nephews, who were his godsons and his dog, Rocky. 

Jeff is survived by his parents:  Doug and Kathie McPhail, Platteville; two daughters:  Krystal Knox and Casey Ley; his grandson, Brayden Knox; his sister, Jennifer McPhail and her son, Wyatt King and his brother, Andrew and his son, Miles Hunter McPhail, both of Platteville; his girlfriend, Michelle Kemnitzer, Rewey; man�s best friend, Rocky Rey McPhail; six aunts and uncles:  Bob Mask, Santa Barbara, CA; Mike Mask, Las Vegas, NV; Bill (Anne) Mask, St. Paul, MN; Jane (Bob) Fowler, Platteville; Mike (Sandy) Willis, Platteville; and Clifford McCabe, Platteville; many cousins and friends.

He is preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents and two aunts:  Rita Mask and Beverly McCabe.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 17, 2010 at St. Mary�s Catholic Church in Platteville with Father Lope Pascual officiating.  Burial was in Calvary Cemetery , Platteville.  Family and friends were welcome from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, July 16 at Martin Schwartz Funeral Home in Platteville and from 9:30 a.m. until time of services Saturday at the church. 


Suzanne L. Meir

      Suzanne �Suzie� L. Meir, age 76, of rural Lancaster, passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2009 at home after a year long battle with brain cancer.  She was born March 18, 1933, the daughter of Leon �Ole� and Pauline �Polly� (Grant) Loy in Annaton, WI.  Suzie married Frank A. Meir on September 12, 1952 at the Methodist Church in Livingston.  She farmed her entire life.  She also worked off the farm at the Loudspeaker Component, Pine Grove Motel, IGA Bakery and McDonald�s until retirement.  Suzie had many interests and gardening being the one she continued until this past year. 

       Suzie is survived by her eight children:  Laura, Barbara, Rose, Frank, John Meir all of Lancaster; Robert Meir, Boscobel, Diane Meir, Stewartville, MN and Ralph (Anna Davey) Meir, Superior, WI; her two brothers and two sisters:  Helen Thompson, Fennimore, Grant (Betty) Loy, Monfort, Rosalie (James) Kretchman, Fennimore and Abraham (Louise) Loy, Wesley Chapel, FL; a brother-in-law, John (Judy) Meir; many nieces and nephews.

       She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; her parents, Ole and Polly Loy and her mother and father-in-law, LeRoy and Lela (Richardson) Meir.

       Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 4, 2009 at Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster with Reverend Barb Cook officiating.  Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster.  Visitation was held from 10:00 a.m. until time of services on Friday at the funeral home.


Marilyn J. Meister

     Marilyn J. Meister, age 69, of Patch Grove, died peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, December 14, 2009.  She was born on May 27, 1940 in Racine, WI, the daughter of Frank Anthony and Johanna Theresa (Holler) Scholzen.  On May 27, 1961, she was united in marriage to Bernard J. Meister at Holy Name Parish in Racine, WI.  He preceded her in death on April 18, 2004.   Marilyn was a beautiful homemaker, reliable school bus driver, loving Grandmother, and caring, lifelong friend.  She enjoyed 28 years as a school bus driver at West Grant/River Ridge.  Hobbies included grandchildren, various collections (especially angels), and writing for the Grant Herald Independent.  She had a ready smile for everyone.

     Marilyn was a devout Catholic and enjoyed being a member of both St. Mary�s and St. John�s Parishes.  She was active in her Church and Community as a member of: Catholic Daughters of America � St. Teresa Court # 1006; Council of Catholic Women (served as Grant Deanery President); West Grant Lioness Club; and American Legion Auxiliary Grey-Wachter Murphy #229 (she held all offices for the Legion at both local and county levels).  Marilyn led the Rosary before Mass and was a Prayer Partner to students at St. Mary�s School.

       Marilyn is survived by seven children:  Bernard John (Darlene), Peculiar, MO; Laurie Jean Foege, Madison; David (Danielle) Meister, Darlington; Libbey (Marcos) Ortiz Meister, Madison; Christopher (Kim) Meister, Cambridge; Robert (Heidi) Meister, St. Peters, MO; and William (Michelle) Meister, Sun Prairie; 14 grandchildren:  Briana; Max Foege; Johanna Regina, Jared, Judith, and Josie; Emilio, Rafael, and Marilyn Anastacia; Samantha and Cassandra; Alan and Anne; Kristianna; brother, Francis Scholzen, Racine; in-laws; nieces; nephews; cousins.

       She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bernard; her youngest son, Frank Lawrence; brothers, Gerald and Richard; her sister, Elizabeth Catherine and her dog, Sydney.

       Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 17, 2009, at St. Mary�s Catholic Church in Bloomington with Father Bart Timmerman officiating.  Burial was held in Union Nagle Cemetery, Town of Patch Grove.  Visitation was from 3:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 16 with a Rosary Service at 2:30 and Women�s Auxiliary Service at 2:50 and from 10:00 a.m. until time of services Thursday all at the church.  Martin Funeral Home in Bloomington assisted the family.

       In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to: St. Mary�s School, West Grant Lion�s Club, Diabetes Association, Hospice, or Multiple Sclerosis Society.  


Frank Menne

Frank �Minno� Menne, age 79, of Platteville, passed away Saturday, January 10, 2015, at St. Mary�s Hospital in Madison.

Frank was born on February 5, 1935 in Potosi Township, WI, the son of Edward & Florence (Fecht) Menne.  He graduated from St. Andrew High School in 1953.  Frank married Mary Jayne Bierman on April 10, 1956 at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tennyson.  They farmed from 1956 to 1979 in Potosi; then owned and operated the Roadhouse in Tennyson from 1979 to 2000.  Frank retired after many years from Land�s End. 

Minno always started his day making coffee for his �doll�.   He enjoyed watching sports, especially the Packers, Badgers, Brewers and the Cubs.  He loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.   Frank was a longtime board member of the Cenex Co-op in Lancaster.

Frank is survived by his wife, Jayne; five children, Janice (Dan) Kittoe, Anchorage, AK, Jeanine (Tom) Robbins, Potosi, Cindy (Rich) Koeller, Marshall, WI, Kris (Pat) Doyle, Hazel Green, Ted (Sandy) Menne, Muscoda; grandchildren, Kari Kittoe, Robynn (John) Richards, Rachel (Ross) Harrison, T.J. (Fianc� Marissa Stewart) Robbins, Crystin Robbins, Dan Koeller, Alex Koeller, Katie Doyle, Evan Doyle, Ross Doyle, Will Doyle, Kyle Menne &  Kassee (Damian) Janisch; great-grandchildren, Ella & Cora Richards, Xzavier  Janisch and baby Kittoe-Harrison due on January 17; a brother, Cyril Menne, Potosi; sisters, Mary Zenz, Bloomington, and Ann (Phil) Leek, Homosassa, FL; brother-in-law, Nick (Marlene) Bierman, Stoughton; sister-in-law, Doris (Bob) Doerring, Lancaster, Madonna Ashbrook, Schaumburg, IL, and Sharon Bierman, Potosi; and many nieces & nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws, Ollie & Ruth Bierman, Pearl Menne, Jerry Zenz, Sam & Janice Bierman, and Dewayne Bierman.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tennyson, with Fr. Richard Leffler officiating.  Private family burial will take place at a later date in St.  Andrew Cemetery. Friends caledl from 4:30 p.m. until the time of mass Wednesday at the church.  In lieu of plants and flowers, a Frank Menne Memorial Fund has been established.  Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Platteville is assisting the family.


Pearl H. Menne

     Pearl H. Menne, age 71, of Tennyson, passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2009 at her home surrounded by her family.  She was born on July 15, 1937, the daughter of Maynard and Irene (Slaats) Pluemer in Tennyson.  Pearl graduated from St. Andrew High School in Tennyson in 1955.  She was united in marriage to Cyril Menne on August 7, 1956 at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tennyson.  Together they resided in Tennyson and raised six children.  Pearl was an active member of St. Andrew including CCW and numerous other volunteer services.  She liked to quilt, play cards, enjoyed making barbeque and caramel dumplings for her family.

       Pearl is survived by her husband, Cyril, Tennyson; five children:  Connie (Bob) Brady, Renee� Menne, Kevin (Rhonda) Menne and Karla (Chuch) Oyen all of Potosi and Kim (Allen) Kammerude, Dubuque; 11 grandchildren:  Rick, Cody, Cole and Cy Menne; Josh, Teresa and Keith Oyen; Krista and Emily Langkamp; and Carley and Denver Kammerude; one great-grandson, Lucas Oyen; two step-grandchildren, Bobby and James Brady; one step-great-grandson, James Brady, Jr.; four sisters:  Darlene Brown, Ripon, Glendoris (Eldon) Lynch, Platteville, Janet (Don) Schmitt, Sherrill, IA and Pat (Jim) Loeffelholz, Cuba City; many nieces and nephews.

       She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Beth; a brother, Dennis Pluemer and a sister, Estelle Schroeder.

       Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 15, 2009 at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tennyson with Father Richard Leffler officiating.  Burial was held in St. Andrew Cemetery, Tennyson.  Family and friends were welcome on Sunday, June 14, 2009 from 2:00 until 6:00 p.m. with Prayer Service at 4:00 p.m. and on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services all at the church.    In lieu of flowers and plants a Pearl H. Menne Memorial Fund has been established.  Martin Funeral Home in Potosi served the family. 


Rosalia T. Menne

     Rosalia �Rosie� T. Menne, age 95, formerly of Potosi, died Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at Orchard Manor in rural Lancaster.  She was born on October 22, 1913 in Jamestown Township, WI the daughter of Peter and Anna (Wiegman) Wiederholt.  Rosalia married Leo Menne on February 23, 1949 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kieler.  He preceded her in death on March 16, 1976.  Together they farmed for many years near Potosi.  Rosalia was a member of St. Andrew � Thomas Catholic Church and was a member of the Altar Society.  She also volunteered in many of the church activities.  Rosalia was also was a member of the Happy Quilters Club in Potosi and enjoyed gardening.

       Rosalia is survived by her daughter, Rita (John) Simonsen, Pardeeville; one sister,  Sister Leota Wiederholt, Milwaukee; one brother, Leonard Wiederholt, Dubuque; many nieces and nephews.

      She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leo; a son and daughter in infancy; two brothers, Hilary and Cletus Wiederholt and two sisters, Sister Ann Petrine and Germaine Loeffelholz.

       Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 21, 2009 at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tennyson with Father Richard Leffler officiating.  Burial was held in St. Andrew Cemetery, Tennyson.  Family and friends were welcome from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 20, 2009 at Martin Funeral Home in Potosi and from10:00 a.m. until time of services Saturday at the funeral home.


Joseph C. Meoska

Joseph C.�Joe� Meoska, age 85, died peacefully on Monday, February 4, 2013. He was born on October 1, 1927, in Potosi, WI, to Albert and Leona (nee Ulbrich) Meoska.

Joe graduated from Bloomington High School in 1944 and spent his life farming in the area. In 1958, he received the Grant County Outstanding Young Farmer Award. He was an active member of Saint Mary�s Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society of the parish, and the Southwest Vocations Club. With his wife, Hazel, he was involved in the Blake�s Prairie 4-H Club as club and project leader. For many years he was a board member of the Blake�s Prairie Fair Association. In 1967, Joe was selected to participate in a United Nations People-to-People tour to the Ukraine, Russia and several European nations; and the tour was one of his favorite memories.

Joe also had special interest in and dedication to the missionary efforts of Fr. Paul Fagan in Tanzania, collecting clothing, medical equipment and other supplies for many years. In his retirement, he continued his lifelong interest in woodworking, building and repairing furniture for family and friends. He also enjoyed volunteering at the local food pantry.

Joe is deeply loved and will be missed by his wife of 65 years, Hazel (nee Morovits), to whom he was united in marriage on February 7, 1948, at Saint Mary�s Catholic Church, Bloomington; by his children, David (Ione) Meoska, of Bagley, Tom Meoska, of Hillpoint, Janet (Dan) Joyce, of Mazomanie, Fr. John Meoska OSB, Collegeville, MN, and Kathy (Noel) Stanton, of Madison. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Michelle (Tom) McGlynn, Nicole (Joe) Hechimovich, Dyan (Dan) McLaughlin, Charlie (Brittany) Meoska, Patty Meoska, Dave (Amber) Joyce, Jenny (Mike) Smith, and Matt (Amy Wanek) Joyce; his great grandchildren: Jacob McGlynn; Lauren, Jerry and Riley McLaughlin; Gordon Van Kleek; Lincoln and Arabella Smith; and August Joyce; his step-brother, John (Catherine) Schmit and step-sister, Clara (Dick) Weir; as well as brothers and sisters-in-law, many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Leona (Schmit) Meoska, his step-father, Edward Schmit, his sister Ernestine Walsh; and his step-sisters Margaret, Genevieve and Bernadette Schmit, and Elsie Kranik; and several brothers and sisters-in-law.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, February 9, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary�s Catholic Church in Bloomington with Father John Meoska as the celebrant and Father John Meinholz as principle concelebrant. Burial was in St. Mary�s Cemetery, Bloomington. Visitation was held on Friday, February 8, 2013, from 4 � 8 PM at St. Mary�s Catholic Church, 535 Congress Street, Bloomington; with a Scripture Service at 4:00 p.m. Family and friends also called on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family will donate memorials given in Joe�s name to his favorite charities. Martin Funeral Home in Bloomington is assisting the family.


Ambrose G. Mergen

Ambrose G. Mergen, age 77, of Bloomington, passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2011, at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster. He was born on March 24, 1934, in Bloomington, the son of Mike and Lena (Moris) Mergen.  Ambrose attended St. Mary�s Catholic School and Bloomington High School.  On June 7, 1954, he was united in marriage to Barbara Barr at St. Mary�s Catholic Church in Bloomington.  Ambrose farmed all of his life and operated a trucking business for a short time.  Ambrose enjoyed cooking and baking, especially his prize winning pies.  He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, attending cattle shows, going to Ma�s Bakery, and following his grandchildren�s sporting events.  Ambrose was a member of St. Mary�s Catholic Church in Bloomington, the Holy Name Society, the Blake�s Prairie Fair Board and supported the FFA and 4-H programs.

Survivors include his loving wife, Barbara Mergen, Bloomington; their six children:  Susan (Robert) Bernhardt, Cassville; Steve (friend Julie Mumm) Mergen, Glen Haven; Terry (Jean) Mergen, Bloomington; Christine (Edward) Laufenberg, Mt. Hope; Tamie (Tom) Hoffman, Bloomington; Pam (Charles) Frank, Hazel Green; fifteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild on the way; his sister and brothers:  Herbert (Betty) Mergen, Bloomington; Joe (Verna) Mergen, Cassville; Bernadette (Robert) Parkins, Bloomington; Michael (Janet) Mergen, Platteville; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

In addition to his parents, Ambrose was preceded in death by an infant son, a brother, John William, a sister, Rosemary Elskamp, father-in-law, Frank Barr and mother-in-law, Elva (Noble) Barr.

Funeral services were held on Friday, November 4, 2011, at 10:30 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 Thursday, November 3, 2011, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where a 3:45 p.m. rosary will be held at St. Mary�s Catholic Church.  Friends also called on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church.  Martin Funeral Home in Bloomington is assisting the family.


Betty Mergen

Betty Lou Mergen, age 83, of Bloomington, passed away very unexpectedly on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at the Gunderson Health Center in Lacrosse.  She was born on September 2, 1931, the fifth daughter of Sidney and Lena (Adrian) Myers.  Betty attended the Flat Rock Grade School near the family farm in rural Cassville.  After graduating Cassville High school, she pursued a teaching degree at University of Wisconsin - Platteville.  During that time, she met Herbert Mergen who she married on October 24, 1953.  After raising her family, Betty bravely returned to college at the age of 50 and completed her teaching degree.  She loved working with children, readily sharing her special gifts with students and her peers, making an indelible mark on the River Ridge School District during her 20 years of employment there.  Her passion for teaching was surpassed only by her love for her children and grandchildren.  In her retirement she became an honorary assistant coach for the Green Bay Packers and the Wisconsin Badgers.  Betty loved life and lived her faith, freely participating in church groups and activities at both St. John's Parish in Patch Grove and at St. Mary's in Bloomington.

Betty is survived by her husband, Herbert and their children:  Curt (Sandi) Mergen; Lancaster; Melanie (Tim) Novak, Jefferson; Randy (Patti) Mergen, Deerfield; Richard Mergen, St. Louis, MO; Chris Mergen, Mount Horeb.  She will be dearly missed by her seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and countless friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sisters: Lenice in infancy, Geraldine (Robert) Klauer, Inez (Walter) Joyce, and Lois (Arnold) Byrne.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, June 1, 2015, at 10:30 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, May 31, 2015, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bloomington from 3:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. where a 3:15 Catholic Daughters Rosary was prayed.  Friends also called on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church.  In lieu of plants and flowers, a Betty L. Mergen Memorial Fund has been established.  Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Bloomington is assisting the family.


Donald Metcalf

Donald J. Metcalf, age 82, of Cassville, died on Monday, June 15, 2015, at Atrium Post Acute Care in Lancaster.  He was born on September 19, 1932, in Glen Haven Township, the son of Allen and Marie (Vogt) Metcalf.  Donald attended grade school at St. Mary's and the Brick School in Glen Haven Township.  He graduated from Bloomington High School in 1950.  On September 10, 1957, Donald was united in marriage to Deloris A. Wieland at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster.  Donald served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict from May 1953 to May 1955.  After returning from the Army he farmed the family farm until December 2000 when he retired and moved to Cassville.  During corn picking season, Donald worked at Pride, Northrup King, and Golden Harvest from 1960 to 2004.  He was also a substitute janitor at the Cassville Schools from 1999 to 2014.  Donald worked at Stonefield Village for three seasons.  He enjoyed his flower garden and took pride in his lawn.  Donald loved playing cards, especially Euchre.  He was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church and the Abraham Hickok Wetmore American Legion Post No. 148 of Bloomington for 54 years.

Survivors include his loving wife, Deloris Metcalf, Cassville; his children:  Bruce (Amy) Metcalf, Winnsboro, TX; Cindy Metcalf, Platteville; three grandchildren, Charles (Heather) Metcalf, Fulton, IL; Matthew (fianc� Nikki Arata) Metcalf, Menomonee Falls; Mikayla Metcalf, Winnsboro, TX; and two nieces. 

In addition to his parents, Donald was preceded in death by a sister, Doris Bradley; a brother-in-law, Walter Bradley; and a granddaughter, Jodi Ann Metcalf.

 A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, June 19, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cassville with Father John Meinholz officiating.  Burial with military honors accorded by the Abraham Hickok Wetmore American Legion Post No. 148 of Bloomington was in Charlotte Cemetery, Glen Haven Township.  Family and friends called on Thursday, June 18, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cassville where a 4:45 parish scripture service was held.  Friends also called on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church.  In lieu of plants and flowers, a Donald J. Metcalf Memorial Fund has been established.  Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cassville is serving the family.


Marie C. Metcalf

Marie C. Metcalf, age 104, of Lancaster, formerly of Glen Haven, died on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at the Lancaster Care Center with Donald and Doloris by her side. She was born on September 13, 1908, in Glen Haven Township, the daughter of John and Anna (Walz) Vogt. Marie attended Ramsey School and St. Mary�s Catholic School in Glen Haven. She married Allen Metcalf on January 7, 1930, at St. Mary�s Catholic Church in Glen Haven by Reverend Peter Beshta. Together they farmed in Glen Haven Township on the former Leo Harsh farm. Marie was a former member of St. Mary�s Catholic Church and its Altar Society in Glen Haven and a current member of St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster.

Survivors include her son, Donald (Deloris) Metcalf, Cassville; four grandchildren: Bruce (Amy) Metcalf, Dallas, TX; Cynthia Metcalf, Platteville; Virginia (Thomas) Johnson and Charlene (Timothy) Schmitz, all of Bloomington; seven great-grandchildren: Charles Metcalf, Fulton, IL; Matthew Metcalf, Milwaukee; Mikayla Metcalf, Dallas TX; Patrick and Paula Johnson, Sara (Curtis) Hullermann, and David Schmitz, all of Bloomington; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and loving friends.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Allen, Marie was preceded in death by a daughter, Doris Bradley; one son-in-law, Walter Bradley; one sister, Melvina; two brothers, Francis and Virgil Vogt; one great-niece, Shirley Vogt; a great-granddaughter, Jodi Metcalf; and two sisters-in-law: Freda Vogt and Ann (Vogt) Cadwell.

Funeral services were held on Friday, October 26, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary�s Catholic Church in Glen Haven with Father John Meinholz and Father William Seipp officiating. Burial was in Charlotte Cemetery, Glen Haven Township. Family and friends called on Thursday, October 25, 2012, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Cassville and on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until10:15 a.m. at the funeral home.


Mary V. Metcalfe

Mary V. Metcalfe, age 88, of Bloomington, died on Thursday, May 20, 2010, at Prairie Maison nursing home in Prairie du Chien.  Mary was born on July 5, 1921, in Glen Haven Township, the second daughter of Clyde and Viola (Kuenster) Orr.  She married Robert J. Metcalfe on February 17, 1942.  Bob served in the United States Navy as a ship�s medic as war was raging in Europe and in the Pacific. He was later stationed at St. Albans Hospital in New York.  In 1947, they purchased the Hoskins funeral home and furniture store in Bloomington.  In the years following, with the help of his friend and partner, Dale Kuenster, additional funeral homes in Cassville, Lancaster, and Potosi were purchased and became Metcalfe-Kuenster Funeral Homes.  Mary was a member and volunteer at St. Mary�s Catholic Church in Bloomington.  She also volunteered at St. Mary�s School.  She was an energetic presence in the community. Her favorite activities were traveling with Bob, golfing at the Prairie du Chien Country Club, bowling, quilting, knitting and boating with family and friends on the Mississippi River. Survivors include her daughter, Kathy (Steve) Derene, Madison and a son, Thomas (Peggy) Metcalfe, Eau Claire; her loving grandchildren:  Kelli Dauber, Erik (Wendi) Knodle, Jennifer Metcalfe, Casey Metcalfe, Carly Metcalfe, Michael Derene and Nick Derene; and great-grandchildren: McKenzie, Sydney, Emily, Austin and Taylor.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Robert in 1993, two daughters, Christy Lynn in infancy and Virginia Knodle, and her beloved sister, Helen (Allen) DiVall.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at 12:00 p.m. at St. Mary�s Catholic Church in Bloomington with Father Bart Timmerman officiating. Burial was in St. Mary�s Cemetery, Bloomington.  Family and Friends called on Tuesday, May 25, 2010, from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.  Mary was a passionate supporter of environmental causes, particularly the effort to save the gray wolf.  Donations in her name can be made to the Yellowstone Association, P.O. Box 117, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190.  Martin Funeral Home in Bloomington assisted the family.


Russell Metcalfe

Russell A. Metcalfe, age 85, of Cassville, passed away on Friday, October 14, 2016, at his home.  He was born on January 12, 1931, in Cassville, the son of Ray and Lil (Walz) Metcalfe.  Russ grew up in Cassville and graduated from Cassville High School.  On March 27, 1951, Russ was united in marriage to Donna Adrian at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cassville.  He was drafted and served two years in the United States Marine Corp as a flight radio operator, stationed in California.  Russ and Donna returned to Cassville where he resumed his employment at Dairyland Power.  He started his career in the coal yard and rose to be the plant manager.  Russ retired at the age of 62 in January of 1993.  After retirement he went to work in "Russ's Mighty Fine Workshop" and for the next 23 years, he kept busy with his woodworking projects.  He crafted cedar chests, picture frames, bean bag games and furniture. 

Among the many lives Russ touched were the students at the middle school where he volunteered to build boats.  On Thursday nights you could find Russ facilitating the Cassville AA Meetings where he sponsored many members.  Russ was also a member of the Historical Society, Volunteer Fire Department, and Cassville Village Board for eight years.  He was very active in the Cassville Community.  

Survivors include his loving wife Donna, of 65 years; their four children:  Pam (Roy) Moseley, McFarland; Jan (Clinton Labossiere) Mayne, Portage; Cara (Jerry Manning) Felt, Sun Prairie; Doug (Gloria) Metcalfe, Perry, GA; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; along with many step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, Eugene Metcalfe; other relatives and many friends.

In addition to his parents, Russ was preceded in death by an infant son, David; and a brother, Bob Metcalfe.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cassville with Father John Meinholz officiating.  Private family burial with military honors was in Charlotte Cemetery, Glen Haven.  Family and friends called on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.  In lieu of plants and flowers, memorials may be made to the Cassville Fire Department and Rescue Squad in memory of Russell A. Metcalfe.  Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory in Cassville is assisting the family. 


Neva Meyer

Neva I. Meyer, age 88, of Lancaster, passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at Morning Side Assisted Living.  She was born on April 20, 1928, in Pontiac, IL, the daughter of Henry and Hazel (Smith) Berlett.  On July 19, 1945, Neva was united in marriage to Raymond H. Smith in Washington, IL.  He preceded her in death on July 19, 1994.  She was employed as a nurse's aide at Lancaster Memorial Hospital for twenty-five years.  On October 9, 1995, she was united in marriage to Bob Meyer.  He preceded her in death in September of 2004.  Neva was a member of the Bethlehem E&R Church, Church Council, was a Sunday school teacher, Brownie Troop Leader and member of the VFW Auxiliary.  She enjoyed watching movies and shopping. 

Survivors include her two daughters: Jeanne (Butch) Griswold; Patsy (Max) Needham; five grandchildren: Christine (Dave) Hahn; Kelly (Larry) Foyt; Max (Kari) Needham; Jennifer (Dave) Bussan; Brad (Lisa) Griswold; 12 great-grandchildren: Spencer and Blake Hahn; Adam, Brody, Carson, and Payton Griswold; Zach and Riley Foyt; Aidyn Bussan; Finley, Anistyn, and Max IV Needham; her siblings:  Tom Berlett; Phyllis Schmidt; Dorothy Kline; Norma Livingood;  four sisters-in-law: Mert Berlett; Gloria Berlett; Kathyrn Smith; and Florence Berger.

In addition to her parents and her husbands, Neva was preceded in death by a son, Michael Smith; her siblings: Ray, Jim, Bill, and Jerry Berlett; Irene Bauer; Anna Brubaker.

Memorial services were held on Monday, December 26, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at the Bethlehem E&R Church in Lancaster with Reverend Mark Dieter officiating.  Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster.  Family and friends called on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at the church.  In lieu of plants and flowers, the family suggests memorials be given to the Bethlehem E&R Church or the Schreiner Memorial Library.  Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory in Lancaster is assisting the family.

The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff at Morningside Assisted Living and St. Croix Hospice for their compassion and care. 


Alphonse J. Michel

Alphonse J. �Mick� Michel, age 78, of Lancaster, passed away on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at his residence.  He was born on July 19, 1936, in Eastman, the son of Joseph and Veronica (Dohse) Michel.  Mick enlisted in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict serving on the U.S.S. Wrangel, which was an ammunitions carrier.  On August 22, 1959, he married Beverly J. Irish in Dubuque, IA.  He was employed for over forty-three and one half years as a machinist at Unique Balance in Dubuque, IA, retiring in 2000.  Mick enjoyed fishing, yard work, walking with his dogs, and visiting with his neighbors.  He was a member of the Richard Burns American Legion Post No. 109. 

Survivors include his wife, Beverly; a daughter, Shanna (Chester Murry) Schleicher; six grandchildren:  Robin, Brooke, Olivia, Braylon Schleicher, Trever and Brandy Murry; two sisters-in-law:  Katherine and June Michel; and many members of the Irish family.

Mick was preceded in death by two brothers, Gale and Robert.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, October 23, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lancaster.  Burial with military honors was in Beetown Cemetery, Beetown.  Family and friends called on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services and on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.


Myron L. Miedaner

Myron L. Miedaner, age 98, of Platteville, formerly of Green Bay, passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at his home in Platteville.  He was born on March 30, 1915, in Schofield, WI, the son of Michael and Alma (Sternberg) Miedaner.  Myron was united in marriage to Alice Fulwiler on October 16, 1939, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Loyal.  He served his country in the United States Navy from June 25, 1944 until his honorable discharge on January 26, 1946.  Myron was employed with A&P as a butcher for several years.  He loved to garden and to play cards, especially Bridge.  Myron also �enjoyed� playing Cribbage with his friends from the Senior Center.  

Survivors include his children:  Terrell Miedaner, Cochise, AZ; Dan Miedaner, Tucson, AZ; Jodi and Jim Tomlinson, Tucson, AZ; Carolyn Sue and Dennis Martin, Platteville; Mark and Debra Ann Miedaner, Oshkosh; Penelope Miedaner, Manitowoc; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers:  Donald and Micchi Miedaner, New York; Jack and Mona Miedaner, Florida; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

In addition to his parents, Myron was preceded in death by his wife, Alice and two brothers and four sisters.

Memorial services were held on Monday, April 29, 2013, at 4:00 p.m. at Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Platteville with Sister Agnes officiating.  Family and friends called on Monday from 2:00 p.m. until time of services at the funeral home.  Burial services were on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at Allouez Chapel Mausoleum at 3:00 p.m. in Green Bay.  Family and friends called on Tuesday from 1:30 p.m. until time of services at the mausoleum. 


Edna F. Miles

Edna F. Miles, age 74, of Lancaster, passed away on Monday, December 30, 2013, at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster.  She was born on February 1, 1939, the daughter of Charles and Nell (Meyers) Schleicher.  On May 12, 1956, she was united in marriage to Jesse Miles.  After their marriage, Edna enjoyed raising her family.  In later years, she worked at Nell�s Caf�, Kickapoo Gas Station, Dugout Supper Club, Fenmore Hills Supper Club, Day�s Rexall Drug and the Lancaster Country Club.  Edna was a member of the Lancaster United Methodist Church.  She enjoyed painting, gardening, and loved being with her family. 

Survivors include her husband, Jesse; children: Rick (Tina Richter), Steven, Keven, Douglas, Darrin, and Lori (Wayne) Vincent; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters: Evelyn �Skip� Knapp and Helen (Dallas) Croft; sister-in-law, Alma Schleicher; many nieces and nephews.

Edna was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Ryan Vincent; a daughter-in-law, Bonnie Miles; her brothers:  Samuel (Margaret), John and Fred; her sister, Hazel (Ken) Morsehead; and a brother-in-law, Gerald Knapp.

Memorial services were on Thursday, January 2, 2014, at the Lancaster United Methodist Church at 12:00 noon with Pastor Barbara Cook officiating.  Burial will be at a later date.  Family greeted friends from 10:00 a.m. until time of services Thursday at the church.  Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services are assisting the family.


Jesse Miles

Jesse L. Miles, age 77, of Lancaster, passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2014, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home, Lancaster.  He was born on October 11, 1936, in Slabtown, the son of Paul and Jeannette (Hickin) Miles.  Jesse graduated from Lancaster High School in 1954.  On May 12, 1956, he was united in marriage to Edna Schleicher. Jesse was employed at Dubuque John Deere for thirty years.  During his retirement, Jesse traveled all over as a coin dealer for fifty plus years.  He enjoyed playing softball, golf, and bowling.

Survivors include his children: Rick (Tina Richter), Steven, Keven, Douglas, Darrin, and Lori (Wayne) Vincent; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters:  Ramona Reynolds and Janice (Joseph) Staskal; other relatives and many friends.

Jesse was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Edna; a grandson, Ryan Vincent; a daughter-in-law, Bonnie Miles; a sister, Donna (Earl) Bradley and a brother-in-law, Hobart Reynolds.

Memorial Services were held on Monday, March 24, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at Lancaster United Methodist Church in Lancaster with Reverend Barbara Cook officiating.  Burial will be at a later date.  Family and friends called on Sunday, March 23, 2014, from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Lancaster United Methodist Church.  Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lancaster is assisting the family.


Michael D. Miles

Michael D. Miles, age 50, of Lancaster, WI, passed away Friday, October 21, 2011, at his home, in the arms of his loving wife. Mike was born in Lancaster on December 13, 1960, the youngest son of nine children born to Stanley and Rosanna (Ertz) Miles.

Mike married the love of his life, Connie Oyen on April 17, 1982. For almost 30 years, they shared the love of farming together. The pride that Mike had in his farm was seen within his hard work, the hard work he taught his four children. Mike was a wonderful man with a gentle heart, and a smile that was contagious. We will miss his laughter and love. Mike loved the time he spent camping and the trips to Jamaica with family and friends.

Mike is survived by his loving wife, Connie; sons, Brandon of Hazel Green and Philip (fianc�e Lyndsey) of Lancaster; daughters, Ashley (Mike) David of Potosi and Mallory of Lancaster; parents, Stanley & Rosanna of Lancaster; five brothers, David(Maria) of Blue River, Patrick (Diane) of Howards Grove, William (Pat), Kenny (Teri), and Ronnie (Carol), all of Lancaster; three sisters, Elaine (Jeff) Hartzell of Rock Springs, Theresa (Todd) Abing of Richland Center, and Mary Miles of Lancaster; father and mother in-law, Philip and Grace Oyen of Potosi; sister and brother in laws, Larry & LuAnn Fecht, Don & Lisa Oyen, Chuck & Karla Oyen, all of Potosi, David & Debbie Erie of Hillsboro, and Ron & Jane Harnage of Indy, IN; along with many nieces, nephews, and many other loving relatives and friends.

Mike was preceded in death by a Godson, Eric Miles, along with his maternal and paternal grandparents, Albert and Mildred Ertz, and Clarence and Lila Miles.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 am on Wednesday, October 26, 2011, at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster, with Father William Seipp officiating. Visitation was from 4 to 8 pm on Tuesday, October 25, at St. Clement Catholic Church, and one hour prior to the mass at church on Wednesday. Burial was in St. Clement Cemetery.  Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster is assisting the family.


George J. "Jr" Miller

George J. �Jr� Miller, age 87, of Bagley, died on Thursday, January 12, 2012, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home, Lancaster. He was born on August 3, 1924, in Wyalusing Township, the son of George and Velva (Dull) Miller. Jr was united in marriage to Janice J. Kirschbaum on June 11, 1945, at St. John�s Catholic Church in Patch Grove. Jr began his employment at the Brodtville Creamery. He and Janice moved to Savannah, IL, and he was employed at the Armory. Jr also worked at Dubuque Packing Company, farmed and later owned and operated the Dew Drop Inn for seventeen years. In 1990, they retired and moved to Bagley. Jr enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his children: Georgia Rieck, Prairie du Chien; Brenda (Gene) Loding, Ashland; Susan Ruhr, Prairie du Chien; Stephanie (Terry) Buffington, Bagley; 19 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; a great-great grandson; one sister-in-law, Phyllis (Kenny) Tichenor, Prairie du Chien; other relatives and many friends.

In addition to his parents, Jr was preceded in death by his wife, Janice; a daughter, Cheryl (Robert) Haberichter and two sons-in-law, Bruce Rieck and Terry Clark.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 14, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. at St. John�s Catholic Church in Patch Grove with Father John Meinholz officiating. Burial was in the Bagley Cemetery. Family and friends called on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until time of services at the church. Martin Funeral Home in Bloomington is assisting the family.


Janice J. Miller

      Janice J. Miller, age 82, of Bagley, died on Friday, September 4, 2009, at Prairie Maison in Prairie du Chien.  She was born on June 1, 1927, in Cassville, the daughter of Andrew and Elenora (Brinkman) Kirschbaum.  She married George �Jr� Miller on June 11, 1945, at St. John�s Catholic Church in Patch Grove.  Janice was a member of the Royal Neighbors of America and farmed with her husband.  Later they owned and operated the Dew Drop Inn for seventeen years.  In 1990 they retired and moved to Bagley.

     Survivors include her husband, Jr Miller, Bagley; four daughters:  Georgia (Bruce) Rieck, Prairie du Chien; Brenda (Gene) Loding, Ashland; Susan Ruhr, Prairie du Chien; Stephanie (Terry) Buffington, Bagley; 19 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; one sister, Phyllis (Kenny) Tichenor, Prairie du Chien; other relatives and many friends.
     In addition to her parents, Janice was preceded in death by a daughter, Cheryl (Robert) Haberichter.

     Funeral services were held on Wednesday, September 9, 2009, at Martin Funeral Home in Bloomington at 10:30 a.m. with Father Bart Timmerman officiating.  Burial was in Bagley Cemetery, Bagley.  Friends called on Tuesday, September 8, 2009, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Martin Funeral Home in Bloomington and from 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday until time of services at the funeral home.


Bradley Millin

Bradley D. Millin, age 24, of Lancaster, passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2013. 

Family and friends called on Thursday, September 5, 2013, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster.  A private family funeral service and burial will be held.  In lieu of plants and flowers, a Bradley D. Millin memorial fund has been established.


Irma M. Millin

Irma M. Millin, age 90, of Lancaster, went to meet her Heavenly Father on Sunday, May 9, 2010, at Morningside Assisted Living in Lancaster.  She was born on December 5, 1919, in Glen Haven, the daughter of Frank and Margaret (Hoffman) Hess.  On January 13, 1944, Irma was united in marriage to Donald Y. Millin in Sioux Falls, SD.  Irma farmed with her husband for several years before moving to Lancaster in 1955.  She worked as a housekeeper for many families and professional businesses in Lancaster for many years.  She also worked for the Lancaster Memorial Hospital and Orchard Manor for fifteen years.  Irma strived to help provide for her family to the best of her ability.  She enjoyed doing various activities, including volunteering at News and Views, quilting, visiting friends, bowling in her younger years, and enjoying a good fish fry on Friday nights.  Irma greatly enjoyed seeing her grandchildren and especially her great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughter, Judith (James) Burbach, Kieler; her son, Michael D. Millin, Thornton, CO; a daughter-in-law, Deborah Millin, Mountain Top, PA; eight grandchildren: Lisa (Jeff) Kurt, Farley, IA; Kim (Mike) Kraus, Cuba City; Angie Burbach, Platteville; Sandy (Eric) Small, Dubuque, IA; Christopher (Jen) Teer, New Freedom, PA; Shanda (Bobby) Opsitos, Jr., Felton, PA; Randi (Seth) Robinson, Henryville, PA; Jazmine Millin, Boulder, CO; 13 great-grandchildren; her sister, Mildred Dietrich, Cassville; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Hess, Lancaster and Phyllis Millin, Tomah; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Irma was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Donald; a son, Randy, and her siblings, Arthur Hess, Armella Laufenberg, two nephews, six brothers-in-law and four sisters-in-law.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, May 13, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster with Father William Seipp officiating.  Burial was in St. Clement Cemetery, Lancaster.  Family and friends called on Thursday, May 13, 2010, from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.  Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster is assisting the family. 

The family would like to thank Dr. White of Medical Associates, Dr. David Ringold of Tristate Dialysis, the staff at Morningside Assisted Living, and the nurses and volunteers of Grant County Hospice.  Thank you all for the great care and compassion you showed to our mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  Your care and concern was greatly appreciated.


Peggy A. (Pagel) Minch

Peggy A. (Pagel) Minch, age 58, of Lancaster, died on Saturday, June 25, 2011, at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster.  She was born on May 6, 1953, in Lancaster, the daughter of Herbert and Lucille (Peirce) Pagel.  Peggy graduated from Lancaster High School in 1971.  She was employed as a factory worker for several years.  Peggy was a member of the Bethlehem E&R Church and the Bloomington Sportsman�s Club.  She was an excellent marksman and loved sewing and crocheting.  Peggy enjoyed making Divinity and chocolate fudge during the holidays.  She was a good, caring person.  Peggy always had a smile on her face and had the ability to get along with anyone she met. 

Survivors include her brother, Gary (Sharon) Pagel, Lancaster, and her special friend, Donald �Donnie� Hampton, Lancaster.

Peggy was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Lancaster with Revered Mark Dieter officiating.  Burial was in Little Grant Cemetery, Little Grant Township.  Family and friends called on Tuesday, June 28, 2011, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services all at the funeral home.


Lucille M. Klein Mindham

     Lucille M. Klein Mindham, age 78, of Lancaster, died on Thursday, September 3, 2009, at her home in rural Lancaster.  She was born on April 29, 1931, in Platteville, the daughter of Fred and Mary (Hying) Lane.  She attended school at Dubuque, Iowa.  On August 6, 1973, Lucille was united in marriage to Fred J. Mindham.  She enjoyed fishing, gardening, and bead crafting.

       Survivors include her children:  Thomas (Janet) Klein, Bagley; Daniel (Linda) Klein, McGregor, IA; Karen Cooley, Patch Grove; Sharon (Nick) Sweeny, Patch Grove; Larry Klein, Bagley; Kathleen (Ricky) Clark, Prairie du Chien; 20 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; one sister, Carolyn Schultz, Prairie du Chien.

       Lucille was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Fred Mindham, and a brother, Jim Lane and a sister, Catherine Peterson.

       Funeral services were held on Thursday, September 10, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Bloomington with Father Bart Timmerman officiating.  Burial was in the Union Nagle Cemetery, Patch Grove Township.  Friends called on Thursday, September 10, 2009, from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.


Mary Mink

Mary Lois (Meyers) Mink, age 84 of Prairie du Chien, formerly of Patch Grove, was given her angel wings on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at the Prairie Maison Nursing Home.  Mary was born on May 23, 1930 in Underwood, North Dakota, to Henry and Iva (Hinch) Meyers. The family moved to Beetown, Wisconsin in 1937. 

Mary attended Beetown grade school and Lancaster High School, graduating in 1947.  It was at Whitman�s Caf� in November of 1946 that she met the handsome U.S. Marine, Donald Walter Mink, whom she married on July 26, 1947 at the Lancaster United Methodist Church.  They lived in Kenosha, Wisconsin until 1956 when they moved to Patch Grove.  Mary was the bookkeeper for her husband�s business, Don Mink Plumbing & Heating for 30 years.

In addition to raising their 5 children and working in the business, Mary was very active in the community as a 4-H leader, a member of the Patch Grove United Methodist Church, the Grant County Homemakers, the Fort Crawford Chapter of the D.A.R., the Royal Neighbors, and Rebekah Lodge No. 1007.

Mary was a woman of faith and the heart of the Mink family.  She was a wonderful cook and is best known for her Cinnamon Knot Rolls.  She enjoyed gardening, sewing and spending time with family and friends. Mary was kind, loving and full of grace.  She sincerely and gently cared for and accepted others.  Her home was welcoming and immaculate and her cookie jar was never empty.

She is survived by her children, Patricia (Phil) Kirschbaum of Patch Grove; James (Deb) Mink of Prairie du Chien; Cynthia (Lawrence) Busch of Lancaster; Jeffrey (Lisa) Mink of Prairie du Chien and Kim (John) Curtis of Patch Grove; 16 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; one brother, Harold Meyers of San Antonio, Texas, members of the Mink family, and many nieces and nephews.  Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald in 2006; a great-grandson, William Mink;  a daughter-in-law, Brenda (Mumm) Mink; a brother, Charles (Ann) Meyers and a sister-in-law, Lucille Meyers.

Funeral services to honor and celebrate the life of Mary L. Mink were held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 23, 2014, at the Lancaster United Methodist Church with Reverend Mary Ann Floerke officiating.    Burial was at Hillside Cemetery in Lancaster.   Family and friends called on Tuesday, December 23, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.   Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Lancaster is assisting the family.    

A Mary L. Mink memorial fund has been established to honor Mary�s life.  Her family encourages people to help those in need this holiday season. 


Mary E. Misky

    Mary E. Misky, age 91, formerly of Platteville, died onTuesday, January 22, 2008 at Ingleside Nursing Home in Mt. Horeb.  She was born on February 17, 1916 in Dodgeville, the daughter of Carl and Mary Ann (Thies) Rock.  Mary married Ray C. Misky on October 2, 1939 Dodgeville.  Ray and Mary had just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary prior to Ray�s death in 1999. 

     Mary served for 30 years as the Treasurer/Finance Director for the City of Platteville.  For most of those years, she was the only elected female official in the City of Platteville.  She was elected first in 1948 and continued to serve until her retirement in 1978.  Prior to her election in 1948, she worked for the A & P Food Store and with the Kroger Company with her husband.  Her first job after graduating from Dodgeville High School was in the Knutson Law Office in Dodgeville.    

     She was a faithful member of St. Mary�s Catholic Church, regularly attending daily Mass.  For many years she baked for others and was selected several years ago in the Wisconsin State Journal as �Someone Who Made A Difference� for her efforts at calling on shut-ins.

     Mary is survived by a son, Chuck Misky of Mt. Horeb; four grandchildren:  Steve (Emily) Misky of Cuba City; Greg (Caren) Misky of Denver, CO; David (Lisa) Misky, Milwaukee and Anne Misky of Middleton. In addition to her grandchildren, she is survived by five great-grandchildren:  Jaime and Anna Misky of Milwaukee, Elizabeth and Jack Misky of Cuba City and Ava Pauline Misky of Denver.  She is further survived by her sister Margaret Rock of Dodgeville; her sister-in-law, Patricia Rock and brother-in-law, Ralph Evans both of Dodgeville as well as many nieces and nephews.

     She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray; her parents; brothers, Tony, Jack and Bob; sister, Joanne; two sisters-in-law, Kathryn Rock and Romelle Rock and daughter-in-law, Pauline Misky.

     A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2008 at St. Mary�s Catholic Church in Platteville with Msgr. Charles Schluter officiating.  Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Platteville.  Visitation was held on Friday, January 25 from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. at Martin Schwartz Funeral Home in Platteville with a Parish Scripture Service at 4:00 p.m. Friends were also welcomed from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the church.  A Mary E. Misky Memorial Fund has been established.

 


William Mitchell

William F. "Bill" Mitchell, age 101 of Lancaster, passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at Atrium Post Acute Care in Lancaster. He was born November 22, 1914 in Los Angeles, California, the son of William and Jessie (Wilson) Mitchell. William married Caroline E. Lutz and together they farmed in the Lancaster area. He later built pole buildings for David Lumber Company of Potosi. William enjoyed reading, woodworking, playing cards, and making many, many comforters for family and friends. He dearly loved his family, and keeping up with their activities.

Surviving is a daughter Darlene (Richard) Hood; a son Daniel (Marcia) Mitchell, both of Lancaster, three grandchildren:  Brian (Bonnie) Hood; Brad (Heidi Loy) Hood; Jeni (Jared) Kriz; five great-grandchildren: Denver, Jerrica, and Carmen Hood; Dezirae Hood, Andrew Kriz; three brothers:  Harvey Mitchell; Richard (Pat) Mitchell; Clifford Mitchell; one sister: Nancy (Ed) Denzin; many nephews and nieces.

William was preceded in death by his loving wife Caroline on August 11, 1994, an infant daughter Connie; three brothers: Alan, Don, and Faye Mitchell; and one sister, Doris.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster, with Rev. Mark Dieter officiating. Burial was in the Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster. Family and friends called on Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at Schwartz Funeral Home


James E. Mitsch

James E. Mitsch, age 75, of Bagley, died on Sunday, January 30, 2010, at his residence.  He was born on May 24, 1935, in Chicago, the son of James and Dorothy (Glasbrenner) Mitsch.  James attended school in Chicago and was employed with the union as a floor coverer for forty-fives years.  In 1973, James moved to Bagley.  He was an avid Chicago Bear and Cubs fan and loved reading, hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his children:  Tom (Beth ) Mitsch, McHenry, IL; Susan (James) Burke, Lake Geneva, WI; James (significant other, Dawn) Mitsch, McHenry, IL; Cindy (Rod) Rodriguez, Lindenhurst, IL; his step-children: John Dale (Debbie) Harris, Jr., Des Plaines; Theresa (John) Eisenminger, Darien; Matthew (Michelle) Harris, Garnavillo, IA; thirteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his sister, Joyce Hahnlein, McHenry, IL.

In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his brother, Donald Mitsch.

Private family services will be held at a later date.  Martin Funeral Home in Bloomington is assisting the family.


Martha A. Mitsch

     Martha A. Mitsch, age 70, of Bagley, died on Thursday, September 25, 2008, at Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital, Prairie du Chien.  She was born on March 3, 1938, in Beloit, the daughter of Gene and Laura (Wright) Salisburg.  Martha was employed at the Bagley Hotel, Bagley.  In 1979, she was united in marriage to James E. Mitsch in Bagley.  Martha enjoyed cooking and taking care of her family.  She liked to play the slot machines in her spare time.

     In addition to her parents, Martha was preceded in death by a daughter, Cyndy Bohringer, a grandson, Josiah Bohringer and a sister, Shirley Schmuck.

     Survivors include her husband, James Mitsch, Bagley; her children:  John Dale (Debbie) Harris, Jr., Des Plaines; Theresa (John) Eisenminger, Darien; Matthew (Michelle) Harris, Garnavello, IA; six grandchildren; brother and sisters: Richard (Sheila) Salisburg, Ohio; Nancy (Gary) Smith, Spencer; Janet (Don) Hubka, Clinton.

     Funeral services were held on Monday, September 29, 2008, at 1:30 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Bloomington with Pastor Mary Ann Floerke officiating.  Burial will be at a later date.  Friends called on Monday, September 29, 2008, at Martin Funeral Home in Bloomington from 12:00 p.m. until time of services.

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