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Tue
02
May

Doris Helen Laufenberg Krogman

Doris Helen Laufenberg Krogman, age 91, of Prairie du Chien, Wisc. passed away on Monday, April 17, 2023, at Crossing Rivers Health having lived a long and joyous life.

Tue
02
May

Ronald D. Riggs

Ronald D. Riggs, 91, of Mt. Zion, WI died peacefully in his sleep on Monday, April 24, 2023, in his home.

Tue
02
May

Diana Marie Stevenson

Diana Marie Stevenson, age 67, of Prairie du Chien, Wisc. passed away January 9, 2023. She was born September 17, 1955, in Blue Earth, Minnesota to Boyd and Marlys (Samuelson) Loveless. Diana grew up in Cresco, Iowa and attended Kirkwood College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. On December 11, 1976, she married Michael “Mike” Stevenson. Earlier that year, they moved to Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin where she worked as a florist for Stanley and Mary Lou Garnsworthy. Together, Diana and Mike opened the Great River Outdoor Theatre and raised two children. Diana was a longtime member of the Arbor Day Foundation and the St.

Tue
02
May

Irma Lee Koonce

Irma Lee Koonce, 86 of West Salem, Wisc. and formerly of Prairie du Chien passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2023, at the Gundersen Health System in La Crosse. She was born February 20, 1937, in St. Paul, MN to Alvin and Bertha (Berquist) Wisdom and graduated from St. Paul Central High School on June 17, 1955.

Thu
27
Apr

Doris Helen Laufenberg Krogman

Doris Helen Laufenberg Krogman, age 91, of Prairie du Chien, Wisc. passed away on Monday, April 17, 2023, at Crossing Rivers Health having lived a long and joyous life.

Wed
26
Apr

Donald Mark Klatt

Donald Mark Klatt, 90 of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin passed away Friday, April 21, 2023 at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien, Wisc. He was born on December 16, 1932 to Ervin and Claudia (Meunier) Klatt in Milwaukee, Wisc. Donald graduated in 1951 from Rufus King High School in Milwaukee. He proudly joined and served in the United States Navy from May 1952 to May 1956.

Wed
26
Apr

Leonard Robert Olson

Leonard Robert Olson, 88, of Seneca, passed away peacefully on April 22, 2023, after many years of battling various health issues.
Leonard was born on February 3, 1935, to Tilmon and Minnie Olson at their family farm near Seneca.
Leonard had many hobbies throughout his younger years, and most of them stuck with him for life. He enjoyed roller skating, playing softball, bowling, and camping. In high school he served as the state FFA Vice President. He had an incredible collection of antique tractors that he was passionate about and would compete in antique tractor pulls. He graduated from Seneca High School in 1953.

Wed
26
Apr

Shirley Mae (Weis) Murphy

Shirley Mae (Weis) Murphy was born on October 15, 1929 in Dubuque, IA, to Alvin H. and Pauline L. (Koester) Weis. At the age of three, the family moved to Decorah, IA, where she graduated from St. Benedict’s Catholic Grade School and Decorah High School. While in high school, she was elected homecoming queen.
Peach graduated from Clarke College (University) in Dubuque. She spent the next two years teaching English and commercial subjects in Scales Mound, IL and Shellsburg, IA. Peach married Cyril F. Murphy in St. Benedict’s Church in Decorah on September 3, 1955 and for the next two years had numerous jobs while her husband pursued his master’s degree in social work, these included the West Block of the National Harbours Board, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Wed
26
Apr

Mick Geyer

Mick Geyer, 81, of Gays Mills, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully to be with Jesus on Tuesday, April 18, 2023.
Mick was born on January 24, 1942, in Hinsdale, Illinois, to Myrtle Namm and George “Mick” Geyer. He was a United States Marine Corp Veteran of the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Geyer of Gays Mills; former wives, Linda Geyer of Texas and Sara Whelton of England; son, Jeff (Laura) Geyer of Texas; daughters, Tina Geyer of Texas and Amanda (Ryan) Magill of Australia; stepdaughter, Cari (Mike) Zeldin of Arizona; grandchildren, Shelby (Clint) Humphrey, Emily Geyer, and Kelley Geyer of Texas, Angelina, Michaela, and Brett Geyer of Texas, and Amelia Magill and Samara Magill of Australia; and great-grandchildren, Maverick Humphrey and Madilynn Humphrey of Texas and Jordan Zeldin of Arizona.

Wed
19
Apr

Mitchell ‘Mitch’ Allen Nelson

Mitchell ‘Mitch’ Allen Nelson, Pasadena, CA, passed away on March 22, 2023. Mitch was born on November 5, 1971 to Tom and Cathie Nelson. Growing up in Prairie du Chien, he was active in Cub Scouts and Boys Scouts. He graduated from Prairie du Chien High School in the class of 1990. Mitch was a Cadet of Bergen County of the Drum Corps International that won the World Champions in 1993.
A 1995 graduate from Michigan Tech with a BA in Metallurgical Engineering, Mitch continued his schooling with advanced degrees from UW-Milwaukee and Wichita State.
Mitch authored Born the Author “Bear Feed” and Auggie the Doggie Nelson.

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