Obituaries

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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. 

Mon
20
Apr

Alan Steve Ingle

Alan Steve Ingle, 49, of Janesville, died at his home on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. 

Born in Prairie du Chien, on June 22, 1970, Alan was the son of Steven Gunderson and Renee Ingle. 

Mon
20
Apr

Adolph J. Udelhoven

Adolph J. Udelhoven, 87, of Mt. Hope, passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at Divine Rehabilitation and Nursing in Fennimore. 

He was born Aug 9, 1932, the son of William and Lillian (Swensen) Udelhoven. Throughout his life, Adolph farmed and worked as an electrician, with refrigeration, and did carpentry. He worked hard raising his family; they all were important to him and he enjoyed spending time with them. Adolph was a social butterfly and liked to stay active being around people.

Mon
20
Apr

Charles Stagman

Charles Stagman, 90, of Bagley, passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2020, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home in rural Lancaster.

Mon
20
Apr

Sally Ann Johanningmeier

Sally Ann (Lipke) Johanningmeier passed away peacefully on April 17, 2020, at Mayo Franciscan Hospital in La Crosse.

Sally was born July 4, 1953, in Prairie du Chien. She attended St. Gabriel’s for elementary and middle school and graduated from Prairie du Chien High School. Sally married the love of her life, Bill, on Nov. 4, 1971. Together, they farmed on the Yellow River outside Harpers Ferry, Iowa, for many years, later moving to rural Monona. Sally earned her nursing degree from Northeast Iowa Community College and worked as a registered nurse at Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital. 

Mon
20
Apr

Ruth M. Finn

Ruth M Finn, 92, of Patch Grove, died Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home in Lancaster. 

She was born on Jan. 13, 1928, in Dubuque, Iowa, the daughter of John and Sarah (Hammel) Tischhauser. 

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