Obituaries

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Fri
15
May

Helen 'Jenny' Peak

Helen G. “Jenny” Peak, 93, of Prairie du Chien, formerly of Boscobel, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at Prairie Maison nursing home in Prairie du Chien. 

She was born April 6, 1927, in Berwyn, Ill., the daughter of Herman and Edna (Kloeppel) Jensen. She married Thaddeus Peak on July 28, 1951.

Fri
15
May

John Paul Morel

John Paul Morel 39, passed away on May 1, 2020. John was a kind-hearted, talented writer and musician.

John is survived by his mother and father, Paul and Kim Morel; and a brother, Anthony Morel. 

A memorial for John will be at a later date. Thank you everyone for your kind words and sympathy; it means a lot.

Mon
11
May

Vickie Lee Messling

Vickie Lee Messling, 58, of Wauzeka, passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2020, at her home with her sister Kathie Messling, sister-in-law Jeanne Mehall, and hospice nurse Loretta by her side. 

Mon
11
May

Ike Thomas Lomas

Ike Thomas Lomas, baby of Nikki Erickson and Travis Lomas, was unexpectedly born into Eternal Life on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. His presence and growth over his first 25 weeks brought much joy and excitement to us. He will always be loved and deeply missed. 

Survivors include his parents; his grandparents, Melanie Fisher and Chris Erickson; Robert Lomas and Bruce and Jane Zinkle; his great-grandparents, Tom and Joyce Fisher and Marilyn Erickson; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Mon
11
May

Shirley (Nagle) DuCharme

Shirley Ann (Nagle) DuCharme, of Prairie du Chien and Mesa, Ariz., passed of natural causes at the age of 78.

Shirley possessed a prolific love of reading, flea-marketing, exploring the outdoors and taking her dog Coco on long walks. She always had a kind word for everyone, loved meeting new people and learning new things. Shirley was a tender and caring wife, mother and grandmother. She was the epitome of gracious kindness with a wonderful sense of humor. She will be so greatly missed by her absolutely adoring family. May she rest in peace.

Wed
06
May

Kenneth J. Birrenbach

Kenneth J. Birrenbach, 83, of Prairie du Chien, died peacefully Monday, May 4, 2020, from cancer, at his daughter’s house in Cottage Grove, Minn. 

Ken was born on Sept. 21, 1936, in Le Sueur, Minn., to John and Ruth (Viehman) Birrenbach.

Mon
04
May

Thomas Michael Check

Thomas Michael Check Jr., 90, passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2020, at Cedar Crest, Janesville.

He was born in Wauzeka, on June 15, 1929, the son of Thomas and Orpha (Mindham) Check.

Tom married Loretta Gillitzer at St. Gabriel’s Church on Oct. 15, 1951. Loretta preceded him in death on April 9, 2010. 

Tue
28
Apr

James Stanley Head

James Stanley Head, 79, of Lancaster and formerly of Eastman, passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2020, at Orchard Manor in Lancaster. 

Mon
27
Apr

Jack White

Jack Milton White, 87, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2020, with his wife Rita Gravel White, his girls, and the Lord by his side, at his apartment at the Bozeman Lodge, in Bozeman, Mont.  

He was born on Jan. 1, 1933, in Bozeman, to Delmar and Ann White.

From a story about his life, “Back to Montana,” Jack wrote: 

Wed
22
Apr

James A. Hughes

James A. Hughes, 76, of Ferryville, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at his home in Ferryville. 

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