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Virginia M. Eastman, age 94, died on
In addition to her parents and her husband,
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Virgil W. Eck
Virgil W. Eck, age 75, of
David G. Eckstein
David G. Eckstein, age 58, of Cassville, died on
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Eckstein, Cassville; his two sons: Jason (Toni) Eckstein, Dubuque, IA; Jamie Eckstein, Dubuque, IA; his mother, June Eckstein, Cassville; three step-children: Christopher (Nicki) Koehler, River Falls; Amy (Fiancé Clint Bean) Koehler and Diana Koehler both of Cassville; eight grandchildren; his sister, Bonnie (Gary) Kasper, Cassville; and a niece, Brandi (Todd) Thiesen, Cassville.
In addition to his father, David was preceded in death by a nephew, Jason Kasper.
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Blanche M. Edge
Blanche M. Edge, age 91, of
Surviving are her
Bliskey, DePere; Arlyn (Maxine)
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Edward and Ermil; a son, James Walker; a grandson, Jason Walker; three brothers, John, Frank and James Clark; four sisters: Mildred Cohen, Glenys Jozefowicz, Velma Walker, and Alice Miller.
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David & Joan Edge
David R. Edge, age 59 and Joan M. Edge, age 59, passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, as a result of a motorcycle accident. David was born on March 25, 1954, the son of Ray and Clara (Scott) Edge. Joan was born on December 14, 1953, the daughter of Joseph and Mamie (Udelhoven) Dressler. On June 28, 1974, they were united in marriage in Lancaster. Together they farmed and raised their family in Potosi Township. Dave and Joan enjoyed the trips they had on their motorcycle. David liked hunting, and Joan liked to play cards and garden. Time spent with their children and grandchildren was most important.
Survivors include their children: Jason (Tara); Jerett (Debbie); Jesse; Jena (fiancé Ashley Lawrence) Edge; Jennifer (Shawn) Foley; 14 grandchildren; David’s siblings: Vyra (Garland) Gotzinger; Arlene (Paul) Maring; Mary Udelhoven; Ruth (Gary) Kruser; Jolene (Harvey) Perkins; Joan’s siblings: Sr. Anna Marie Dressler; Agnes Simpson; Alma Moris; Catherine (John) Oberfoell; Rose (Herbert) Koppen; Bernadette Thole; Mary (Floyd) Churchill; Claire (Calvin) Churchill; Bernard (Theresa), James (Jan) and Clement (Betty) Dressler; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Joan is preceded in death by two sisters: Virginia (Bill) Brockway; Theresa (Carl) Martin; her brothers-in-law: Peter Moris and Edward Simpson. David is preceded in death by two brothers-in law: Russell Wamsley and Bob Udelhoven, and a nephew Doug Maring.
Funeral services were held on Monday, September 2, 2013, at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Tennyson at 10:30 a.m. with Reverend Pamela Strakeljahn officiating. Burial was in Hurricane Cemetery, S. Lancaster Township. Family and friends called on Sunday, September 1, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tennyson and on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services. In lieu of plants and flowers a David and Joan Edge Memorial Fund has been established. Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Potosi is serving the family.
Rose Ella Ehlen
Ella Ehlen, age 96, of
Survivors include her four children: Clarence Ehlen, Mary (Jim) Haas, Joe (Joan) Ehlen, and Ray (Sue) Ehlen, all of Potosi; 13 grandchildren: Todd (Sandy) Ehlen, Tim (Marissa) Ehlen, Shari (Jim) Mergen, Sheila (Mike) McKillip; Shelby (Aarin) Schaefer, Joe (Dawn) Haas, Beth (Kevin) Flesch, Tom (Sonia) Haas, Amy (friend Tim) Haas, Josh (Kerri) Ehlen, Jarda, Kacie, and Kyi Ehlen; 21 great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; one step great-great-grandson; other relatives and many friends.
In addition to her
parents, Rose was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence on
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Darlene M. Ellis
Darlene M. Ellis, age 71, of Potosi, WI, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2011, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home. Her long endurance with Alzheimer’s has come to rest.
Darlene M. Vesperman was born March 18, 1940, in Lancaster, the daughter of Glen and Margaret (Kelly) Vesperman. She graduated from Platteville High School. Darlene worked for Eastman Cartwright lumber, Grant County social services and twenty-two years as a teacher assistant at the Potosi Grade School. She married Larry L. Ellis in 1961. They both retired in 1992 and traveled to Florida for many years. She loved to walk and dance. Her love for her grandchildren will live on.
She is survived by her husband, Larry, Potosi; son, Jeff (Michelle) Gerow-Ellis, Duluth, MN; daughter, Cheryl (Steve) Van Dyle, Cuba City; three sisters: Goldie Yager, Beetown; Dorothy (Monroe) Haas, Lancaster; Hila Johnson, Sarasota, FL; four granddaughters, Meghan (Jeff) Skemp, Platteville; Kayla (Scott) Furlong and great-granddaughter, Khiley, Galena, IL; Katie Ellis, Springfield, MO; and Chelsea Statton, Cuba City; as well as one step-granddaughter and two step-grandsons.
Darlene was preceded in death by her parents, Glen and Margaret Vesperman; two brothers: Maynard Vesperman, Delbert Vesperman, and one sister, Hazel Schmitz.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, October, 22, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster. Family and friends called on Friday, October 21, 2011, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home and from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home on Saturday.
Gail G. Ellis
Gail G. (Guse) Ellis, age 69, of Cassville, passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at Southwest Health Center in Platteville, after a long, brave battle with cancer. Gail was born on February 28, 1943, in West Bend, WI, to the late George and Phyllis (Serwe) Guse. She married Dick Ellis on December 2, 1961, and they lived in the Kewaskum area for many years, where Gail spent her time caring for their three children. Gail also spent several years working part time with her husband at Mermaid Water Services in West Bend. Dick and Gail moved to Cassville ten years ago to enjoy retirement and be near the Mississippi River.
Survivors include her loving husband of fifty-one years, Dick Ellis; a son, Troy (Sharon) Ellis, Kewaskum; daughter, Beci Ellis, Hartford; daughter, Britt (Brian) Schuldes, Appleton; grandchildren: Amanda Ellis, Trent Ellis and Marisa Schuldes.
In addition to her parents, Gail was preceded in death by a son, Trent Ellis.
Private family services were held at Gail’s request. In lieu of plants and flowers, please consider a donation to the UW Carbone Cancer Center, Madison. Martin Funeral Home in Cassville is assisting the family.
A special thanks to Gail’s friends and neighbors, Cassville Rescue Squad, Hospice of Southwest Health Center, Platteville, and especially Dr. Toby Campbell of UW Health Carbone Cancer Center.
Jerry J. Ellis
Jerry J. Ellis, age 73, of Patch Grove passed away Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Jerry was born on July 25, 1940, in Bloomington, WI, the son of Donald & Tossie (Arnett) Ellis. He married Shirley Haberichter on October 24, 1959 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Bagley, WI.
Jerry was a “small town man” spending his entire life in Patch Grove. He graduated from Patch Grove High School in 1958. Jerry & Shirley raised their family in the home that he built there in 1960. He was a member of Patch Grove Fire Department for 48 years.
Jerry worked as a carpenter for Walz Lumber Company for 47 years. Since his retirement, he has continued to work for family and friends. Jerry was a master woodworker creating numerous precision scale models, clocks, bowls and furniture. “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.”
Jerry is survived by Shirley, his loving wife and dance partner of 54 years; his three children: Stephanie (Mark) Steffensmeier; Mike (Lisa) Ellis; Kim (Pat) Esser, all of Bloomington; nine grandchildren: Dan Steffensmeier, Ashley (Joseph) Krantz, Becky Steffensmeier, Daryl (Nikki) Ellis, Kevin Ellis, Katrina Ellis, Brittany Ellis, Shea Esser, Cordt Esser; two great grandsons: Reece Krantz, Trevor Ellis; one brother: Milton (LaVonne) Ellis, Prairie du Chien; two sisters-in-law: Nadine (Doug) Caya, Sebeka, MN; Dorothy (Jim) Stimart, Bagley; many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by his brother-in- law, Robert Haberichter.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church in Bagley with Pastor Nick Barootian officiating. Burial was in Patch Grove Cemetery, Patch Grove. Family and friends called on Friday, November 15, 2013, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Bloomington and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.
Hannah G. Elskamp
Hannah G. Elskamp, age 95, of Potosi, died Sunday, February 19, 2012, at Orchard Manor in Lancaster. Hannah was born on June 13, 1916, a daughter of Henry and Emma (Dressler) Reynolds. She married Mahlon Elskamp on February 15, 1938.
Hannah loved garage sales, quilting, cards, gardening, bingo, and spending time with her family.
Hannah is survived by six children, Marion Mason of Potosi, Neil (Barb) of Chetek, WI, Carl (Judy) of Bountiful, UT, Gary (Kathy) of Potosi, Esther (Tim) Hesse of Lodi, WI, and Keith (Becky) of Potosi; a sister, Martha Ragatz of Potosi; two daughters-in-law, Shirley Elskamp of Topeka, KS and Mary Lou Elskamp of Kieler, WI; 24 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mahlon in 1982; a daughter, Susan Elskamp; two sons, Leo and Mark Elskamp; an infant daughter, Mary Elskamp; her parents; four siblings, Walter Reynolds, Mary “Mae” Patzner, Florence Flesch, and Clarence Reynolds; a son-in-law, Joel Mason; and a great-grandson, Mason Joel Klein.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, February 25, 2012, at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tennyson, with Father Richard Leffler celebrating the Mass. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery, Potosi. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday, February 24, 2012, at St. Andrews Catholic Church, and one hour prior to the service at church on Saturday. Martin Funeral Home in Potosi is handling arrangements.
In lieu of plants and flowers, a Hannah G. Elskamp Memorial Fund has been established.
Sylvia D. Elwell
Sylvia D. Elwell, age 94, of Lancaster, died on Saturday, December 15, 2012, at the Lancaster Care Center. She was born on December 21, 1917, the daughter of John and Belva (Dodge) Allbee. Sylvia was united in marriage to Frank Elwell in 1945. He preceded her in death in 1950. Sylvia was employed at a beauty salon, owned and operated the Minute Lunch, cooked for the bowling alley, and operated the Rainbow Grill. In 1965, she moved to Madison where she was employed at the Veterans Hospital. She retired after fourteen years of service and moved to Florida. Sylvia later returned to Dubuque, Iowa, and in 2007, moved back to Lancaster. She enjoyed working in her flower garden, spruce trees, fishing, sewing, and collecting porcelain dolls.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Sylvia was preceded in death by her brothers, Ray, John, Thomas and Frank; sisters, Nellie, Viola, and Lillian; and many nieces and nephews.
Survivors include many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great nieces, great-great nephews, great-great-great nieces, great-great-great nephews, and a Godchild, Kassi (Taylor) White.
Funeral services were held on Monday, December 17, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at the Martin Funeral Home in Lancaster with Reverend Pamela Strakeljahn officiating. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster. Family and friends called on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.
Korey D. Eng
Korey D. Eng, age 41, of Potosi, died on Saturday,
August 30, 2008, at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster,
following a brief battle with cancer.
He was born on
Survivors include his wife, Christine, Potosi; his children: Ashley (fiancé Matthew Abing) Eng, Lancaster; Danielle (Adam Foster) Eng, Darlington; Tyler Eng, Lancaster; granddaughter, Adrianna Abing and grandson, Landon Foster; brothers: Calvin Hardy, Roxbury, WI; Kyrie (Heidi) Eng, Pinetop, AZ; sisters: Judith (Philip) Wagner, Lancaster; Jacqueline (Steve) Hess, Glendale, AZ; Amy Jo Maahs, Glen Haven; mother-in-law, Kathy (Rod ) Kalish, LaCrosse; father-in-law, Donald (Janet) Ready, Fennimore; grandmother-in-law, Evelyn Sturmer, Lancaster.
Korey was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Ann Eng and a niece, Cindra Ann Wagner.
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E. Leona Engelke
Leona E. Engelke, age 90, of Belmont, died on Friday, October 22, 2010 at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville. She was born January 7, 1920 in rural Platteville, the daughter of Ernest and Emma (Maahs) DeBuhr. On September 21, 1946, Leona was united in marriage to Leo H. Engelke at Peace Lutheran Church in Belmont. She assisted and enjoyed all aspects of farming up until her last few days. Leona also loved being with her family.
Leona is survived by two children: Ronald Engelke, Belmont and Karen (Jeff) Grefe, New London, MN; three grandchildren: Linda Miller and her daughter, Lynell Elizabeth, Lancaster; Laura (Mark) Repstad and their daughter, Juliet, San Marino, CA and Brian (Jenny) Grefe and their son, Jack, Duluth, MN; her sister, Helen Edebohls, Platteville; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leo on July 9, 2006; three brothers and one sister: Fritz, Clarence, Melvin and Dorothy.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Belmont with Reverend Connie Matye officiating. Burial was held in the Belmont Cemetery. Family and friends were welcome from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 26 at Martin Schwartz Funeral Home in Platteville and on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.
Maurice A. Enke
Maurice A. Enke, age 82,
of Patch Grove, died on
He is survived by his stepson, Gary (Becky) Wilkinson, Belmont; his brother, Charles (Phyllis) Enke, Prairie du Chien; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; his stepdaughter, Tonya Vogel; and his sister-in-law, Irene Enke.
Funeral services were held at
Irene M. Erickson
M. Erickson, age 84 of
Irene is survived by
five children: Gary (Lana) Erickson, Lancaster; Tom (Marita)
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a brother Clement Duve and a great-grandson, Kyle Miller.
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Alma D. Esser
Alma D. Esser, age 85, of Lancaster, died on Sunday, January 3, 2010, at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster. She was born on March 19, 1924, in Bloomington, the daughter of Emil and Catherine (Crubel) Meyer. On May 4, 1943, Alma was united in marriage to John P. Esser at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bloomington. Together they farmed in Grant County for almost thirty years. Alma volunteered at Orchard Manor Nursing Home and at Grant Regional Health Center. She enjoyed embroidery, sewing, baking, and playing cards, especially euchre. Alma also liked to listen to polka music and Daniel O’Donnell. She was a loving mother and grandmother and took great pride in spending time with her daughter, LouAnn.
Survivors include her seven children: Jerry (JoAnne) Esser, Fort Wayne, IN; Delores (Richard) Wagner, Potosi; Leland (Nancy) Esser, Glen Haven; Leonard (Dr. Judy Lambert) Esser, Oshkosh; Diane (Tom) Wagner, McFarland; LouAnn Esser, Lancaster; and Allen (Tami) Esser, Monroe; 16 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; her siblings: Lorraine (Jerry) Roling, Dubuque, IA; Rosie (John) Errthum, Lancaster; Alvina (Cyril) Mumm, Cassville; Arlene (Wayne) Junk, Cassville; and Pat (Bernard) Mumm, Cassville; her sister-in-law, Marge Herbers, Bloomington; a brother-in-law, Don Burke, Platteville; other relatives and many friends.
In addition to her parents, Alma was preceded in death by her husband, a sister in infancy, a brother, Walter (Joyce) Meyer and a granddaughter, Cathy Hermes.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, January 7, 2010, at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster at 10:00 a.m. with Father William Seipp officiating. Burial was in St. Mary’s Settlement Cemetery, Cassville. Family and Friends called on Wednesday, January 6, 2010, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster and from 9:00 a.m. until time of services on Thursday at the church. Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster is assisting the family.
Charles F. Esser
Charles F. Esser, age 80, of Cassville, died on Tuesday, August 23, 2011, at the Lancaster Care Center. He was born on July 28, 1931, in Cassville, the son of Nick and Rose (Brinkman) Esser. Charles graduated from Cassville High School in 1950. He then entered the United States Army where he served his country during the Korean War. Charles drove truck for FS following his honorable discharge. In 1961, he began farming on the family farm and later purchased the farm with his brother. Charles was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church, Holy Name Society, and the American Legion Post No. 352 of Cassville.
Survivors include his brother and sisters: Florence Ley, Dolores (Larry) Houghton, Gerry (Ambrose) Mumm, Donald (Barb) Esser, and Darlene (Mike) Schauff, all of Cassville; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by a sister, Bernice Vogt.
Funeral services were held on Monday, August 29, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cassville with Father John Meinholz officiating. Burial with military honors was held in St. Charles Cemetery. Family and friends called on Sunday, August 28, 2011, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Cassville, where a 3:45 p.m. scripture service was held. Friends also called on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.
Kathleen A. Esser
Esser, age 75, of Glen Haven, died on Friday, April 24,
2009, at the Lancaster Care Center, Lancaster.
She was born on
Kathleen is survived by her sister, Bernice Cathman, Prairie du Chien and her niece, Kay (Richard) Tesar, Prairie du Chien; and four great nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother who died in infancy.
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Roger D. Esser
Roger D. Esser, age 72, of Bagley, died Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at Prairie Maison in Prairie du Chien after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born August 21, 1935 in Wyalusing Township, WI, the son of Harry and Fern (Clark) Esser. Roger graduated from Bagley High School and enlisted in the U.S. Army. He farmed all of his life in the Brodtville area. Roger loved a good game of euchre, playing pool, and chopping wood.
He is survived by his daughter, Lori (Randy) O’Brien, Boscobel; six grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; his sister, Lavonne (Milton) Ellis, Prairie du Chien; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 19, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at the Martin Funeral Home in Bloomington with Pastor Mary Ann Floerke officiating. Burial was in Brodtville Cemetery, Wyalusing Township. Visitation was held Saturday, January 19, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.
Carol R. Everett, age 66, of Bagley, died on Sunday, May 27, 2012, at her home. At the request of the family, there will be no services. Martin Funeral Home in Bloomington is assisting the family.