Obituaries

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11
Nov

John R. Walker

John R. Walker, 70, of Eastman, passed away at Divine Rehab and Nursing in Fennimore, on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. 

John was born on Oct. 3, 1949, to Charles and Anna (Mara) Walker. 

He was always ready with a smile and a joke. John loved playing pool and watching videos to improve his game and loved watching the live cattle auctions online. He was an avid watcher of the RFD channel, always watching tractor auctions, farming shows, and the trains rambling through the countryside. John developed a wonderful relationship with his hospice team from Crossing Rivers Health; they all were so wonderful, and he appreciated all the help they provided. He also developed great relationships with his team at Divine Rehab and Nursing Fennimore. Thank you all for his wonderful care.

Mon
04
Nov

Mary Margaret DuCharme

Mary Margaret (Peggee) DuCharme, 65, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Dubuque, Iowa.  

She was born July 25, 1954, to Elmer and Bea DuCharme in Prairie du Chien. She grew up on DuCharme Ridge near Eastman, while living primarily in Iowa as an adult. 

She is survived by her son Michael Kuhse (Erin) of Scarsdale, N.Y.; daughter Amanda (Steve) Rattigan of Naples, Fla.; two grandchildren, Finn and Claudia Kuhse of Scarsdale, N.Y.; brother Patrick DuCharme and his wife, Marty Hollis of McFarland, and brother Mike DuCharme of Gillette, Wyo. 

She was predeceased by an infant daughter Bea; her parents Elmer and Bea (nee McNeil) DuCharme.

Private graveside services were held in Eastman.

Mon
04
Nov

Faye Marie Tesar

A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, Faye Marie Tesar, 78, of Prairie du Chien, passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, at home surrounded by family. 

She was born June 13, 1941, in Prairie du Chien, daughter of Joseph and Esther (Tippery) Pitzer. 

She married the love of her life, Frank Michael Tesar, on Jan. 23, 1960, in Prairie du Chien. Faye loved fishing, gardening, baking and spending time with her family and grandchildren. She especially enjoyed a good cup of coffee while conversing with others and reminiscing stories and memories of the Fourth Ward.

Mon
04
Nov

Adeline Hammel

Adeline Maxine Hammel, 93, of McGregor, Iowa, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, at Great River Care Center, McGregor, Iowa. 

Adeline Maxine was born Jan. 22, 1926, to George and Mildred (Lamphere) Ingles, at home, in Lodomillo Township, Littleport, Iowa. 

She attended country school in Mays Prairie in Waterville, Iowa. In her younger years, Adeline worked as a waitress at Indian Isle for many years. Adeline also worked at 3-M in Prairie du Chien. She loved to travel, read and play cards.

Mon
04
Nov

Agatha Breuer

Agatha C. Breuer, 108, of Prairie du Chien, formerly of Bloomington, passed away on Friday, Nov 1, 2019, at Prairie Maison in Prairie du Chien. 

She was born on July 24, 1911, the daughter of John and Mary (Sandman) Bierman. 

Mon
04
Nov

Victor Reichmann

Victor N. Reichmann, 77, of Wauzeka, passed away Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, at the Prairie Maison in Prairie du Chien. 

He was born July 1, 1942, the son of Edwin and Viola (Hurda) Reichmann. 

Victor graduated from Wauzeka High School, then Platteville University with a degree in biology and a minor in art. He taught biology, coached baseball, and coached basketball in area schools a few years. Victor then worked in the art supply stores in Milwaukee and Boscobel. In his most recent years, he worked with produce and plants, especially flowers, which he sold at area farmers markets. His talent as an artist and great knowledge of produce and plants will be long remembered. 

Mon
04
Nov

Lawrence 'Larry' Graap

Lawrence J. “Larry” Graap, 72, of Dodgeville and formerly of Prairie du Chien, passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, at Upland Hills Hospital in Dodgeville. 

He was born Feb. 16, 1947, the son of Lawrence and Violet (Young) Graap. 

Larry worked as a linesman for General Telephone and later in technical support at GTE for over 35 years. He was a past member of the Lions Club and served as an alderman for the city of Dodgeville. Larry enjoyed hunting and fishing, as well as a good game of euchre. 

Mon
04
Nov

Susan Kielley

Susan Esther (Gennerman) Kielley, 62, of Bagley, passed away Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, at Agrace Hospice Center in Fitchburg, after a short, valiant fight with cancer. 

Susie was born on Sept. 15, 1957, in Oconomowoc, the second of five children of Vic and Harriet (Tetzlaff) Gennerman. She spent her early years on their farm and was a student at St. Paul’s Lutheran School, Oconomowoc. When she was 14 years old, her family purchased a farm near Watertown, and she attended Lakeside Lutheran High School. After high school, Susie attended Martin Luther College, in New Ulm, Minn. 

Wed
30
Oct

Mary Dianne Cosentino

Mary Dianne Cosentino, 79, of Elkhart, Ind., died Monday, Oct. 21, 2019 at Elkhart General Hospital. 

Dianne was born on March 7, 1940, in Prairie du Chien, to the late Thomas F. Farrell and Juanita (Heberer) Farrell. She enjoyed golfing and was a member of Elcona Country Club. Dianne was an active member at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, where she was involved in many of the church’s ministries. Dianne graduated from St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Madison, and after became a registered nurse. She was also active with the Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana.

Wed
30
Oct

Joe Eckert Jr.

Joseph Eckert Jr., 88, of Fennimore, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, at Divine Rehabilitation and Nursing in Fennimore. 

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