Obituaries

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09
Jan

Bonnie J. Prochaska September 29, 1938-January 4, 2024

Bonnie J. Prochaska, age 85, of Janesville, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024 at her home. She was born in Prairie du Chien on Sept. 29, 1938, the daughter of the late Fritz and Tena (Bunders) Messerli. Bonnie married her favorite dancing partner and soulmate, Hubert “Hugh” Prochaska on Oct. 12, 1956. She and Hugh shared the love of dancing and country music. Hugh preceded her in death on April 8, 2021. Bonnie was employed at Parker Pen for over 36 years where she met many wonderful friends. In retirement, they continued to meet for lunch and took several bus trips together.

Tue
09
Jan

Elijah (Eli) Robert Manuel August 22, 2003-December 26, 2023

Elijah (Eli) Robert Manuel, 20 of McGregor, IA passed away Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2023. He was born Aug. 22, 2003 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 

Eli graduated from Doherty High School in 2021. He was employed as a welder at Astec, in Prairie du Chien, WI. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, playing video games, watching Anime, riding his four-wheeler and spending time with his best friends.

Tue
09
Jan

Thomas Frye October 3, 1944-December 21, 2023

Thomas (Tom) Frye, age 79, passed away on Dec. 21, 2023, in Muscoda, WI. Born on Oct. 3, 1944 in Geneva, WI, to Severin and Marian (Blattner) Frye, Tom spent his formative years on the family farm, cultivating a strong work ethic and a love for the land.

Tue
09
Jan

Robert F. Dickson August 8, 1928-January 5, 2024

Robert F. “Bob” Dickson, age 95 of Eastman passed away Friday, Jan. 5, 2024, at Great River Care Center in McGregor, IA. 

He was born on Aug. 8, 1928, the son of William and Ada (Lawler) Dickson. Upon moving to Crawford County, he farmed in the Eastman area for many years.

Tue
09
Jan

Dorothy L. Konichek July 28, 1923-December 29, 2023

Dorothy L. Konichek, 100, passed from this world to her heavenly home on Dec. 29, 2023 at Prairie Maison, Prairie du Chien, WI.  

Tue
09
Jan

Karen Ward March 29, 1951-December 23, 2023

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Karen Ward, a devoted mother, grandmother, and passionate Green Bay Packers fan. Karen peacefully departed this world on Dec. 23, surrounded by the love of her family. She was 72 years old.

Tue
09
Jan

Rosemary C Arneson December 25, 1940-January 4, 2024

Rosemary C Arneson, age 83 passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Jan. 4, 2024, at Prairie Maison Nursing Home, Prairie du Chien, WI, after a long battle with lung cancer. 

Tue
02
Jan

Linda Morovits April 8, 1948-December 26, 2023

Linda Morovits died on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2023 surrounded by family.

Linda Louise Osterberg was born April 8, 1948, to Russell and Dorothy (Hoff) Osterberg, the youngest of three daughters.  She grew up in the community of Stoughton, before moving to Eastman as a young woman. 

Tue
02
Jan

Janet E. Kramer January 11, 1952-December 15, 2023

Janet E. Kramer, 71, of Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, Dec. 15, 2023. She was born Jan. 11, 1952 in Huron, South Dakota, daughter of Donald and Betty Keister. Janet attended and graduated from Prairie Du Chien High School.

She spent the last several years spending time with her family and caring for her grandkids whom she loved dearly.

Tue
02
Jan

Joyce A. Koecke August 18, 1944-December 25, 2023

Joyce A. Koecke, age 79 of Prairie du Chien passed away peacefully on Monday, Dec. 25, 2023, at Garden View Place in Monona, IA. 

She was born in Havre de Grace, MD on Aug. 18, 1944, the daughter of William and Edna (Gentry) Giffing. 

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