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Tuesday 06/02/2015
Wayne Essmann
Posted: June 02, 2015 - 11:59 am

MARSHALL -- The Lord called Wayne Essmann to his home in heaven on May 31, 2015. He was born in Lewiston, Minn., on April 2, 1937, the son of Alvin and Sadie (Rusert) Essmann. He was baptized and confirmed in St. John Lutheran Church in Lewiston. He attended St. John Lutheran School for the first eight years of his education and then attended Lewiston High School where he graduated.

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Lois L. Hensler
Posted: June 02, 2015 - 11:59 am

Lois L. Hensler, 82, of Watertown, passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Marquardt Health Center in Watertown.

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Bessie Marie Knope
Posted: June 02, 2015 - 11:59 am

VENICE, Fla. -- Bessie Marie Olsen was born March 5, 1917, in Angelica, Wis., daughter of John and Elsie (Johnson) Olson.

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Catherine T. Stam
Posted: June 02, 2015 - 11:59 am

Catherine "Cathy" T. Stam, 89, of Watertown, died peacefully Sunday, May 24, 2015, at Rainbow Hospice in Johnson Creek.

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Monday 06/01/2015
Lyle H. Allen
Posted: June 01, 2015 - 11:59 am

Lyle H. Allen, 78, of Watertown, passed away on Friday, May 29, 2015, at Rainbow Hospice Inpatient Center in Johnson Creek.

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Ralph K. Gibson
Posted: June 01, 2015 - 11:59 am

REESEVILLE -- Ralph "Hoot" K. Gibson, 80, of N3134 Highway G, Reeseville, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 29, 2015, at the William S. Middleton Veterans Hospital in Madison.

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Georgene M. Yelk
Posted: June 01, 2015 - 11:59 am

LOWELL -- Georgene Margaret (Rennock) Yelk, 81, of Lowell, was called to heaven on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, after a courageous battle against cancer.

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Greg K. Searcy
Posted: June 01, 2015 - 11:59 am

Greg K. Searcy, 52, of Watertown, passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at his home.

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Norman C. Wrensch
Posted: June 01, 2015 - 11:59 am

Norman "Norie" Charles Wrensch, 99, of Watertown, went to be with his God on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at Golden LivingCenter of Watertown.

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Dorothy E. Beilke
Posted: June 01, 2015 - 11:59 am

JEFFERSON -- Dorothy E. Beilke, 91, of Jefferson, died on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at Sienna Crest in Fort Atkinson.

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Friday 05/29/2015
Robert J. Richter
Posted: May 29, 2015 - 7:43 pm

Robert J. "Bob" Richter of Watertown, age 80, passed away on Friday, May 22, 2015, at Marquardt Health Center. He was born on May 16, 1935, in Watertown, the son of Herbert and Leana (Meitner) Richter. Bob was a farmer in the town of Emmet. He was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church, Catholic Knights, AARP and the Watertown Senior and Community Center. Bob married Elaine Hassler on Feb. 5, 2005 at St. Bernard Catholic Church.

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Richard 'Dick' Rumary
Posted: May 29, 2015 - 7:44 pm

SALMON, Idaho -- Richard "Dick" Rumary, 77 years old, of Salmon, passed away on Monday, May 25, 2015, in Hamilton.

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David G. LaBorde
Posted: May 29, 2015 - 7:41 pm

BRODHEAD -- David G. "Grandpa Dave" LaBorde, 61, of Brodhead, passed away peacefully at his home Monday, May 25, 2015, surrounded by his wife and daughters. He ended his battle with small-cell lung cancer after fighting for over a year and a half.

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Lois V. Loveng
Posted: May 29, 2015 - 7:42 pm

Lois V. Loveng, of Watertown, age 83, passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at UW Hospital, Madison. She was born on Oct. 28, 1931, in La Crosse, the daughter of Fred and Elsie (Selebrede) Yandt. Lois married Wilfred Loveng on Nov. 28, 1951. They were able to share 34 loving years together before his death on Oct. 9, 1986. Lois worked at the former Kusel Hardware store as well as Paul's Dress Shop. She was a member of St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, American Legion Post No. 189 Auxiliary and a former volunteer at Marquardt Health Center. Additionally, Lois was blessed to see the world and she traveled extensively including a supersonic flight to London on the Concorde jet, and an Atlantic cruise home on the famous QE2.

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Thursday 05/28/2015
Robert H. Baneck
Posted: May 28, 2015 - 11:59 am

SPENCER -- Robert H. Baneck, age 87, of Spencer, passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2015, at Wells Nature View in Marshfield while family was present at his bedside.

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Sarah Jane Crimmins
Posted: May 28, 2015 - 11:59 am

LUCERNE, Ind. -- Sarah Jane Crimmins, 82, of Lucerne, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at Woodbridge Health Campus in Logansport.

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Wednesday 05/27/2015
Elizabeth Sonnemann Grosnick
Posted: May 27, 2015 - 11:59 am

Elizabeth "Betty" E. Grosnick, 93, of Watertown, passed away on Monday, May 25, 2015, at the Golden LivingCenter in Watertown.

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Russell H. Nehls
Posted: May 27, 2015 - 11:59 am

JUNEAU -- Russell H. Nehls, 93, of Juneau, passed away on Monday, May 25, 2015, in his sleep at Rainbow Hospice in Johnson Creek.

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Tuesday 05/26/2015
Sharon L. Fassbender
Posted: May 26, 2015 - 11:59 am

WATERLOO -- Sharon Louise (Callahan) Fassbender (aka Grandma Sharon), 72 , Waterloo, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 18, 2015, at home, surrounded by her family.

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Friday 05/22/2015
Dana L. Koenig
Posted: May 22, 2015 - 11:59 am

Dana L. Koenig, 48, of Watertown, passed away at Marquardt Health Center in Watertown on May 20, 2015.

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Thursday 05/21/2015
Rev. Don R. Gephart
Posted: May 21, 2015 - 11:59 am

OCONOMOWOC — The Rev. Don Ray Gephart, age 82, of Oconomowoc, peacefully joined the presence of God on Monday, May 18, 2015. Don is survived by his loving wife of 63 years Phyllis; sister, Jean Emmons of Centreville, Va.; children, Paul (Lori) Gephart of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; Tim (Gail) Gephart of Mayville, Mark (Glinda) Gephart of Oconomwoc and Joel (Laura) Gephart of Oconomowoc.

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Tuesday 05/19/2015
Karen Isabella Mantey
Posted: May 19, 2015 - 11:59 am

Karen Isabella "Issie" Mantey 95, Watertown, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 17, 2015.

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Monday 05/18/2015
Noah H. Harter
Posted: May 18, 2015 - 11:59 am

Nov. 26, 1989 - May 12, 2015

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Mildred R. Maahs
Posted: May 18, 2015 - 11:59 am

LAKE MILLS -- Mildred R. Maahs, 93, Lake Mills, died on Friday, May 15, 2015, at Brook Gardens.

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Friday 05/15/2015
William E. Hertel
Posted: May 15, 2015 - 11:59 am

William E. Hertel, 90, of Watertown, passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

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Thursday 05/14/2015
Daryl O. Burkett
Posted: May 14, 2015 - 11:59 am

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Daryl O. Burkett, 87, formerly of Iowa City, died Dec. 22, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.

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Kimberly Kay Sullivan
Posted: May 14, 2015 - 11:59 am

PERHAM, Minn. — Kimberly Kay Sullivan, 41, of Perham, Minn., passed away unexpectedly on April 16, 2015.

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Gerardo A. Marroquin
Updated: May 14, 2015 - 12:21 pm

JOHNSON CREEK — Gerardo A. Marroquin, 59, of Johnson Creek, passed away on Monday, May 11, 2015.

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Wednesday 05/13/2015
Kirsten Roug
Posted: May 13, 2015 - 11:59 am

SHERWOOD — Kirsten Roug, age 79, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at her home in Sherwood.

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Tuesday 05/12/2015
Theresa J. Hamilton
Posted: May 12, 2015 - 12:12 pm

Theresa J. Hamilton, 84, of Sun Prairie, formerly of Waterloo, passed away on May 10, 2015. Theresa was born on Sept. 9, 1930, in Dodgeville, the daughter of Thomas and Genevieve (Schaff) Burke. She was a graduate of Mineral Point High School.

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Donald M. Kreuziger
Posted: May 12, 2015 - 12:09 pm

Donald M. Kreuziger, 78 years old, of Horicon, passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at the Beaver Dam Community Hospital.

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Monday 05/11/2015
Karen J. Scheel
Posted: May 11, 2015 - 11:59 am

WATERLOO -- Karen J. Scheel, 71, of Waterloo, passed away peacefully on Friday morning, May 8, 2015, at home.

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Norbert Willing
Posted: May 11, 2015 - 11:59 am

IXONIA -- Norbert "Norb" Willing, 82 of Ixonia, went to meet his loving Savior on Thursday, May 7, 2015 after a short battle with colon cancer.

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Teandra S. Uebele-Roser
Posted: May 11, 2015 - 11:59 am

HORICON -- Teandra S. Uebele-Roser, 36 years old, of Horicon, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital, Oconomowoc.

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LuAnn M. Lauersdorf
Posted: May 11, 2015 - 11:59 am

LuAnn M. Lauersdorf, 75, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 9, 2015, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous fight with cancer. What kept her strong in her fight was her faith and family.

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Evelyn Dettmann
Posted: May 11, 2015 - 11:59 am

Evelyn (Evie) Dettmann, 82, went home to Heaven on Friday, May 8, 2015, surrounded by her four children at Heritage Homes in Watertown.

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Friday 05/08/2015
Dr. William H. Snook
Posted: May 08, 2015 - 11:59 am

Dr. William Snook, beloved physician, 87, joined that great cloud of witnesses as described in Hebrews 12 on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. He was born July 30, 1927, in Streator, Ill., to Harry Guilford Snook and Lucile Gibler Snook. The family lived in Chicago, then moved to Freeport, Ill., where he entered Freeport High School in 1941. From 1942-43, his family moved to Corpus Christi, Texas, where his father worked as a draftsman at the Naval Air Station. The family returned to Freeport, in 1944, and he graduated from Freeport High School in 1945, and then served in the Army in Panama from 1945-47.

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Du Wayne 'Dewey' M. Springer
Posted: May 08, 2015 - 11:59 am

JEFFERSON -- Du Wayne "Dewey" M. Springer, 83, of Jefferson, passed away Thursday May 7, 2015, at his home in Jefferson. He was born on Aug. 2, 1931, in Edgar, son of the late Michael and Annastaisa (Kowalewski) Springer.

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Thursday 05/07/2015
Virginia M. Geszvain
Updated: May 08, 2015 - 11:07 am

PALMYRA, Mo. -- Virginia "Ginny" Mae Geszvain, 85, of Palmyra, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 29, 2015.

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Wednesday 05/06/2015
Gloria J. Mitchell
Posted: May 06, 2015 - 12:46 pm

Gloria J. Mitchell (nee Hardy), Watertown, died Monday, May 4, 2015, at the age of 84.

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Donald K. Zuelsdorf
Posted: May 06, 2015 - 12:45 pm

The Lord in his infinite wisdom called Donald K. Zuelsdorf to his heavenly home on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

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Tuesday 05/05/2015
Wesley D. Neff
Posted: May 05, 2015 - 11:59 am

Wesley D. Neff, age 81, of Watertown, passed away on Saturday morning, May 2, 2015, at Rainbow Hospice Inpatient Facility in Johnson Creek.

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Charles E. Topel
Posted: May 05, 2015 - 11:59 am

Charles E. Topel, age 88, the only child of Clarence and Olga (Zimmerman) Topel, passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2015.

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Beverly J. Taylor
Posted: May 05, 2015 - 11:59 am

July 5, 1927-April 30, 2015

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Russell Ervin Burrow
Posted: May 05, 2015 - 11:59 am

FORT ATKINSON -- Russell Ervin Burrow, age 71, of Fort Atkinson, passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

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Monday 05/04/2015
Donald W. Strube
Posted: May 04, 2015 - 11:59 am

Donald Walter Strube, age 91, Watertown, was born to eternity on Friday, May 1, 2015.

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Charles J. Duff
Posted: May 04, 2015 - 11:59 am

Charles "Chuck" Joseph Duff, 79, of Watertown, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

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Friday 05/01/2015
Lori Jean Raney
Posted: May 01, 2015 - 11:59 am

Lori Jean Raney, 55, of Watertown, passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2015.

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Robert E. Loeffler
Posted: May 01, 2015 - 11:59 am

WATERLOO — Robert E. Loeffler, age 96, of Waterloo, passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at the At Home Again, LLC assisted living in Columbus.

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Thursday 04/30/2015
Gordon S. Miller
Posted: April 30, 2015 - 11:59 am

Gordon S. Miller, 70, of Watertown, passed from the loving arms of his family into the blessed arms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, following a courageous battle with cancer at his home.

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