Obituaries

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Edward F. Hall

Edward F. Hall, 74, of Potosi, passed away on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at MercyOne in Dubuque, Iowa. 

He was born on May 18, 1945, on the family farm, the son of Guerdon and Gila (Marcue) Hall.

Edward graduated from Platteville High School in 1964. After graduation, he worked on the family farm and worked construction with Burnham Construction. Edward was employed at John Deere Dubuque Works for a short time before his employment with Loudspeaker Component Corporation, where he worked for 38 years. On May 10, 1975, Edward was united in marriage to Karen Sedbrook at the Lancaster Congregational United Church Christ. He enjoyed playing cards, hunting, fishing, and loving every day riding his Harley. Edward dearly loved spending time with his family and grandchildren and talking “shit.” He will be greatly missed.

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James 'Jim' McCabe

James “Jim” McCabe, 51, of Red Wing, Minn., died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, at the Bayview Nursing Home in Red Wing. 

He was born Oct. 11, 1968, in Beloit, to James Leslie and Susan Elizabeth (Mazanet) McCabe. In 1986, he graduated from West Grant High School and then went on to attend the University of Wisconsin in Platteville for two years. In 1989, he married Pam Prochaska and they had a son, James Jr. They later divorced. He worked at various grocery stores and most recently at Duluth Trading Company. Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing, and searching for morel mushrooms. He was a big Green Bay Packers fan, and really enjoyed spending time with his family and his beloved dog Bo.

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Philip Murawski

Philip F. Murawski, 78, of Prairie du Chien, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. 

He was born May 2, 1941, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Joseph and Sophie (Mucha) Murawski. 

He graduated in 1960 from Lane Technical High School in Chicago, Ill. Philip served in the U.S. Army during peace-time. He married Millicent Chulafich in Chicago, Ill., on Feb. 4, 1967. Philip enjoyed making people smile by telling jokes, visiting the casino and taking road trips. He spent numerous years working as a machinist in the manufacturing industry. 

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John R. Walker

John R. Walker, 70, of Eastman, passed away at Divine Rehab and Nursing in Fennimore, on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. 

John was born on Oct. 3, 1949, to Charles and Anna (Mara) Walker. 

He was always ready with a smile and a joke. John loved playing pool and watching videos to improve his game and loved watching the live cattle auctions online. He was an avid watcher of the RFD channel, always watching tractor auctions, farming shows, and the trains rambling through the countryside. John developed a wonderful relationship with his hospice team from Crossing Rivers Health; they all were so wonderful, and he appreciated all the help they provided. He also developed great relationships with his team at Divine Rehab and Nursing Fennimore. Thank you all for his wonderful care.

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Nov

Mary Margaret DuCharme

Mary Margaret (Peggee) DuCharme, 65, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Dubuque, Iowa.  

She was born July 25, 1954, to Elmer and Bea DuCharme in Prairie du Chien. She grew up on DuCharme Ridge near Eastman, while living primarily in Iowa as an adult. 

She is survived by her son Michael Kuhse (Erin) of Scarsdale, N.Y.; daughter Amanda (Steve) Rattigan of Naples, Fla.; two grandchildren, Finn and Claudia Kuhse of Scarsdale, N.Y.; brother Patrick DuCharme and his wife, Marty Hollis of McFarland, and brother Mike DuCharme of Gillette, Wyo. 

She was predeceased by an infant daughter Bea; her parents Elmer and Bea (nee McNeil) DuCharme.

Private graveside services were held in Eastman.

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Faye Marie Tesar

A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, Faye Marie Tesar, 78, of Prairie du Chien, passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, at home surrounded by family. 

She was born June 13, 1941, in Prairie du Chien, daughter of Joseph and Esther (Tippery) Pitzer. 

She married the love of her life, Frank Michael Tesar, on Jan. 23, 1960, in Prairie du Chien. Faye loved fishing, gardening, baking and spending time with her family and grandchildren. She especially enjoyed a good cup of coffee while conversing with others and reminiscing stories and memories of the Fourth Ward.

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Adeline Hammel

Adeline Maxine Hammel, 93, of McGregor, Iowa, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, at Great River Care Center, McGregor, Iowa. 

Adeline Maxine was born Jan. 22, 1926, to George and Mildred (Lamphere) Ingles, at home, in Lodomillo Township, Littleport, Iowa. 

She attended country school in Mays Prairie in Waterville, Iowa. In her younger years, Adeline worked as a waitress at Indian Isle for many years. Adeline also worked at 3-M in Prairie du Chien. She loved to travel, read and play cards.

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Agatha Breuer

Agatha C. Breuer, 108, of Prairie du Chien, formerly of Bloomington, passed away on Friday, Nov 1, 2019, at Prairie Maison in Prairie du Chien. 

She was born on July 24, 1911, the daughter of John and Mary (Sandman) Bierman. 

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Victor Reichmann

Victor N. Reichmann, 77, of Wauzeka, passed away Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, at the Prairie Maison in Prairie du Chien. 

He was born July 1, 1942, the son of Edwin and Viola (Hurda) Reichmann. 

Victor graduated from Wauzeka High School, then Platteville University with a degree in biology and a minor in art. He taught biology, coached baseball, and coached basketball in area schools a few years. Victor then worked in the art supply stores in Milwaukee and Boscobel. In his most recent years, he worked with produce and plants, especially flowers, which he sold at area farmers markets. His talent as an artist and great knowledge of produce and plants will be long remembered. 

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Lawrence 'Larry' Graap

Lawrence J. “Larry” Graap, 72, of Dodgeville and formerly of Prairie du Chien, passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, at Upland Hills Hospital in Dodgeville. 

He was born Feb. 16, 1947, the son of Lawrence and Violet (Young) Graap. 

Larry worked as a linesman for General Telephone and later in technical support at GTE for over 35 years. He was a past member of the Lions Club and served as an alderman for the city of Dodgeville. Larry enjoyed hunting and fishing, as well as a good game of euchre. 

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