Obituaries

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29
Jan

Rev. Dwight Albers

Rev. Dwight Albers, 67, of Postville, Iowa, died Saturday, Jan 25, 2020 at his home in Postville. 

He was born Aug 7, 1952 to Herbert and Helen (Beckman) Albers in Wells, Minnesota. 

Wed
29
Jan

John B. Meng

John B. Meng, 76, of Prairie du Chien, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, of complications from lung and heart disease. 

John was born July 20, 1943, the son of Richard and Dorothea (Williams) Meng. He worked in construction and was an avid sports fan. He loved playing basketball and baseball as a young man. John enjoyed his work as a crossing guard near the B.A. Kennedy Elementary School. 

Wed
29
Jan

Donald J. Ames and Cleone E. Ames

Donald J. Ames and Cleone E. (Hall) Ames, 80 and 79, of Potosi, passed away within hours of each other surrounded by family on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, a true testament of their love and devotion to each other after being married for 62 years. 

Donald was born on Nov. 7, 1939, in Detroit, Mich., the son of Bert A. and Gertrude (Fecht) Ames. He graduated from Franklin High School, now Potosi High School, in 1957. 

Cleone was born on March 27, 1940, in Lancaster, the daughter of Guerdon W. and Gila (Marcue) Hall. She graduated from Platteville High School in 1957. 

Wed
29
Jan

Patricia A. Kirschbaum

Patricia A. “Trish” Kirschbaum, 71, of Patch Grove, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien. 

She was born March 1, 1948, in Kenosha, the daughter of Donald and Mary (Meyers) Mink.

Wed
29
Jan

Kenneth L. Proulx

Kenneth L. Proulx, 95, passed away peacefully at his home on Dec 1st, 2019.

The oldest child of Lawrence and Mabel (DuCharme) Proulx, he was born on July 8, 1924 in Prairie du Chien. 

Wed
29
Jan

Gary E. Vogt

Gary E. Vogt, 73, of Prairie du Chien, formerly of Bloomington, passed away Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien.

He was born Nov 11, 1946, the son of Eugene and Lucille (Vorwald) Vogt.

Wed
29
Jan

Maurice 'Maury' Oehler

Maurice Lee Oehler, 87, of Prairie du Chien, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, January 23, 2020 at his home. 

Tue
21
Jan

Alice M. Cathman

Alice M. Cathman, 62, of Boscobel, was called home unexpectedly to her heavenly Father on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at the Gundersen Boscobel Hospital. 

Tue
21
Jan

Shirley E. Ellis

Shirley E. Ellis, 78, of Patch Grove, passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Shirley was born on April 12, 1941, the daughter of Roy and Edna (Jarms) Haberichter. She, her father, and her grandmother, were all born in the same farmhouse located southeast of Monona, Iowa. Shirley spent her early childhood in Clayton County, Iowa, moved to the Patch Grove area in 1952, and graduated from Patch Grove High School in 1958. She married Jerry Ellis on Oct. 24, 1959, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Bagley. Shirley and Jerry raised their family in the home that he built in 1960. Shirley was the Patch Grove Village Clerk for 18 years, and secretary/treasurer for the Patch Grove Fire Department for 31 years. Shirley enjoyed time spent with her family, reading, sewing, gardening, and dancing with Jerry. 

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20
Jan

Shirley Guyer

Shirley Jean Guyer, 79, of Luana, Iowa, passed Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. She was born Sept. 29, 1940. Funeral services will be Saturday, Jan. 25, at 11 a.m., at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Elkader, Iowa. Visitation will be Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the hall.

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