Obituaries

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06
Feb

Susan Elaine Zimmerman

Susan Elaine Zimmerman, age 68, of Prairie du Chien, Wisc., formerly of Clarksville, Iowa passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Saturday, February 4, 2023 from her battle with brain cancer. Susan was born on May 15, 1954 to Erwin Lawrence Sherburne and Vera Mae Burkhardt. Susan was the oldest of 5 siblings.
Susan went on to get her associates degree in radial technology however ended up working for a few construction and asphalt companies as a business manager. She met her husband, Michael Ray Zimmerman on April 4, 1974 and they were married a few short months later on September 7, 1974.
She is survived by her husband, Michael Zimmerman; her children, Holly (Dana) Miller, Ryan (Carmen) Zimmerman, and Brooke (Jason) Wooldrik; her grandchildren, Leana Zimmerman, Kenna Miller, Ray Wooldrik, and Ryder Wooldrik and her mother, Vera Hoins.

Mon
06
Feb

Madonna Eldora (Hill) Wachter

Madonna Eldora (Hill) Wachter passed away peacefully on February 3rd, 2023. She was born on October 29, 1928, in Prairie du Chien, WI, the daughter of Lee and Lucinda (Jones) Hill. She attended public school in Prairie du Chien, graduating in 1946.

Fri
03
Feb

Marna A. Zlabek

Marna A. Zlabek, age 82 of Prairie du Chien passed away Thursday, February 2, 2023 at Prairie Maison in Prairie du Chien. She was born in Springfield, IL on April 28, 1940, the daughter of Alva and Audrey (Ross) Harrelson. Marna moved with her family to Prairie du Chien when she was 7 years old. She graduated from Prairie du Chien High School with the class of 1958. She then obtained her business degree from Bayless College in Dubuque, IA. Marna married Dwaine Zlabek on October 28, 1961, at the United Methodist Church in Prairie du Chien. Together, they raised their daughter Rhona in Prairie du Chien. Marna worked at National Decorated Metals in Prairie du Chien before becoming the bookkeeper for Piggly Wiggly, where she stayed for many years. Later she worked at Walmart in the electronic department as well as many other roles when necessary. She was an active member of the United Methodist Church.

Fri
03
Feb

Wayne Edmond O’Brien

Wayne Edmond O’Brien, 82 of rural Eastman, Wisc. passed away Saturday, January 28, 2023 at Prairie Maison in Prairie du Chien, Wisc. He was born on June 20, 1940 at the O’Brien home farm on Swatek Ridge Road, Eastman to his parents, Lloyd and Marie O’Brien. Wayne attended schools in Eastman and Seneca, Wis.
When Wayne was younger, he worked in the logging business. He then purchased the family farm from his father and began farming in the Eastman area. Wayne lived his entire life in Eastman and was a lifelong member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. Wayne enjoyed farming, bird watching, hunting, fishing, watching sports, and playing cards. But most of all he loved spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He felt so blessed to have them.

Fri
03
Feb

Goldie J. Champion

Goldie J. Champion, age 88 of Prairie du Chien, Wisc. passed away Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Fennimore, Wisc. on June 29, 1934. Goldie moved with her family to Faribault, Minn. where she graduated from high school. She then moved to Rochester, Minn. before eventually returning to southwest Wisc. Goldie married Marvin Champion on June 23, 1962 at the United Methodist Church in Bagley, Wisc. Together, they raised their family in Prairie du Chien. Goldie worked for American Family Insurance before solely caring for her home and family. She enjoyed baking, sewing, garden tractor pulling, and traveling the country with her family. She is survived by her husband of 60 years Marvin; their son Brian Champion; two grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Fri
03
Feb

Orville “Orv” Aspenson

Orville “Orv” Aspenson, 82, of Holmen, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 31, 2023. He was born on February 17, 1940, in the township of Utica to Norman and Lydia (Uglum) Aspenson. He graduated from Seneca High School in 1958 and following graduation, he attended the Farmers Short Course in Madison. Orv married Bernadetta Brown on June 4, 1960, at the Boscobel Methodist Church. Orv enjoyed farming on his family’s farm and worked as a carpenter with Carpenters Local 1143 – La Crosse, Wisc.. He was a jack of all trades and enjoyed various jobs. He had a passion for golf (he was very proud of the two holes in one he had), enjoyed hunting, and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events. After his retirement, he enjoyed traveling with his wife.

Thu
02
Feb

Robert W. “Bob” Granzow

Robert W. “Bob” Granzow age 89 of Eastman, Wisc. passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, January 30, 2023. He was born July 18, 1933, the son of Charles and Bernice (George) Granzow. Bob served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. He married Marilyn Hathaway on May 15, 1955. She preceded him in death on October 6, 1961. He later married Leota Hollenberger on June 23, 1962. Leota also preceded Bob in death on February 27, 2018. Bob farmed most of his life in the Eastman area and served as the Eastman Village President for many years.

Thu
02
Feb

Teresa Sue Krueger

Teresa Sue Krueger, 60 of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin passed away Wednesday January 25, 2023 at Divine Rehab and Nursing in Fennimore, Wisconsin. She was born to Linda and Albert Schilter in Lancaster, Wisconsin. When Teresa was younger, she had many fond memories of spending most of her time with her Grandma.

Thu
02
Feb

Evelyn M. Crowley

Evelyn M. Crowley, 80, of Prairie du Chien, WI, formerly of Steuben, WI passed away peacefully Saturday, January 21, 2023, at Gundersen Health System in LaCrosse, WI surrounded by her children. Evelyn was born on March 9, 1942, in Prairie du Chien, to Ivan and Helen (Ford) DuCharme. She graduated from Seneca High School in 1960. Following high school, she worked at Johnson’s One Stop in Seneca. Evelyn married Patrick Crowley on May 13, 1962, in Seneca, WI. Over the course of their marriage, they were blessed with seven children. Together, until Patrick’s passing, on December 23, 1977, they raised their family in Steuben.

Wed
25
Jan

Carol Ann (Reisner) Ladeburg

Carol Ann (Reisner) Ladeburg, age 80 of Prairie Du Chien, WI, formerly of Oelwein, passed away at her home on Wednesday, January 18, 2023.
She was born on June 30, 1942 in Oelwein, the daughter of Eugene Warren and Dorothy (Heid) Reisner. She grew up in Oelwein and graduated from Sacred Heart School. Later she graduated from Mercy College in Cedar Rapids.
Carol married Arthur Ladeburg on June 3, 1962. In this marriage they welcomed three children. Tim, Deborah and Damien.
Carol was employed by Mercy Hospital Oelwein in the pediatric unit, then she worked at Amoco Foam, also known as Gulf States & Triangle Plastics in Oelwein. She was also a receptionist at Goodwill in Oelwein and later in the Goodwill Retail Store until she retired.
Carol and Art moved to Prairie Du Chien in 2015 where they enjoyed spending time at their cabin on the Ambrough.

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