Obituaries

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Wed
14
Jun

Marilyn Margaret (Montgomery) Thompson

Marilyn Margaret (Montgomery) Thompson, 83, of Prairie du Chien, formerly of Soldiers Grove, passed away on June 10th, 2023, after a short stay at the Prairie Maison Nursing Home.

Wed
14
Jun

Adolph H. Petersen

Adolph H. Petersen, 86, passed away at home with family by his side on Monday, June 5, 2023. He was born May 27, 1937, in La Crosse, to the late Andreas and Emma (Stender) Petersen. On April 4, 1959, Adolph married the former Barbara K. Clausen in Lynxville. She preceded him in death on Feb. 12, 2014.
Adolph worked for years with General Motors. He was a member of the Richard Ellis American Legion Post 205.
He enjoyed watching birds, camping, reading, airplanes and playing the flugelhorn. Mainly though, Adolph loved his family and was always around for them.

Wed
14
Jun

Harry C. “Deke” Jones

Harry C. “Deke” Jones age 87 lately of McGregor, IA passed away Tuesday, February 7, 2023, at the Great River Care Center in McGregor. Deke was born September 2, 1935, in Marietta Township, WI, the son of Willard and Elva (Miller) Jones. Deke worked as a lineman in Wisconsin and Wyoming. He started singing and playing the drums and guitar while in high school and his love of music continued throughout his lifetime. He was a member of the band “The Noteables” while living in the Madison, WI area and later while living in Prairie du Chien; he played with many bands and friends. He had a radio show on one of the local radio stations and was involved in the Country Music Jamboree held in Prairie du Chien for many years. Deke is survived by his children Mark Jones, Cindy Jones-Petersen, Penny (Bob) Munson, Peter (Jane) Jones; grandchildren Heather, Erik, and Amy; great-grandchildren Maggie, Patrick, Audrey, Daniel, and Olivia; and his sister Beverly Ward.

Wed
14
Jun

Clement Steele

Clement Steele, 85, of Dubuque, passed away Friday, June 9, 2023, at Hawkeye Care Center.
Clem was born June 16, 1937 in Waukon, IA, the son of Burnell and Lois (Stubstad) Steele. He was the oldest of eight siblings (7 brothers and 1 sister). He married Mary Jane Valley on August 11, 1962 in Prairie du Chien and they were married over 60 years.
Clem was educated at Campion High School, Marquette University, Loras College, University of Wisconsin, Rutgers, University of Iowa, and University of Wyoming. After moving to Dubuque, Clem worked at the AEA, teaching computer education to both educators and students in North Eastern Iowa. He went on to teach at Loras College as a Professor of Education, retiring in 2000.
Clem served in the Wisconsin National Guard.

Wed
14
Jun

Marilyn Rose Lawson

Marilyn Rose Lawson, age 83, of Benson, Arizona, passed away peacefully on June 6, 2023, with her loved ones by her side. She was born in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, on September 24, 1939, to Milton, and Cecilia (Valley) Steinberg.  She married William (Bill) Lawson in 1956, and they had many adventures in their life together. Marilyn retired from 3M in 1996, then her and Bill moved to Arizona in 1999. Marilyn was forever busy with many hobbies and “loves”. Her biggest and deepest love was her family. Caring about their welfare, cooking and entertaining them. And her many hobbies. Knitting, crocheting ,bingo, boating, fishing, Mah Jong, sewing circle, and beautiful quilts. Making quilts of valor for beloved family and friends was very close to her heart. Marilyn was a beautiful soul in every way, with a huge caring heart, a selfless giving personality and a huge hug for all who were dear to her.

Wed
07
Jun

Gerald R. Stevens

Gerald R. Stevens, 85, of Steuben, passed away into eternal rest on June 3, 2023 at Prairie Maison in Prairie du Chien.  

Jerry was born on July 7, 1937 in Prairie du Chien to John and Harriet (Koresh) Stevens.

Wed
07
Jun

Robert J. Jung

Robert J. Jung, age 85, of Prairie du Chien passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2023, from mesothelioma. He was born on May 29, 1938, the son of Robert P. and Virginia (Crouch) Jung and grew up in Hillsboro, Wisc. 

Wed
07
Jun

Scott K. Gilbert

Scott K. Gilbert, age 87, of Prairie du Chien passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at Mayo Clinic Health System in LaCrosse, Wisc. He was born in Sioux City, Iowa on July 1, 1935, the son of Lyle and Martena (DeRuyter) Gilbert. He grew up on the family farm in Larrabee, Iowa before going to Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa to study agriculture. He then enrolled at Purdue University in Lafayette, IN, where he achieved his doctorate degree in Agronomy. 

Fri
02
Jun

Lois M. Harwood

Lois M. Harwood, age 98 of Prairie du Chien, Wisc. passed away Friday, May 26, 2023, at Bluff Haven in Prairie du Chien. She was born in Prairie du Chien on January 22, 1925, to Raymond A. and Mary (Gokey) Coorough. She attended grade school at St. Gabriel’s and graduated from B.A. Kennedy High School, both in Prairie du Chien.

Tue
30
May

Donald Clare Iverson

Donald Clare Iverson, a beloved Father, friend, and businessman left this world on May 25, 2023, leaving behind a legacy that will forever be cherished by those whose lives he touched. Donald was born on May 20, 1936, in Soldiers Grove, Wisc. to Minnie and John Iverson. He received his early education at the public schools in Soldiers Grove, where he especially excelled at math. Following his graduation, Donald’s pursuit of knowledge led him to the Wisconsin Institute of Technology-Platteville. In 1958, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering. During school he worked at the family businesses–farms in Soldiers Grove as well as two bowling alleys in Madison, Wisc.

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