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Mildred J. Prew


Mildred J. Prew, 98, of Prairie du Chien passed away Sunday, Nov. 22, at the Prairie Maison Care Center. 

She was born Oct. 13, 1917 on Wall Ridge in Eastman, the daughter of John and Margaret (Wall) Phillip. She married Peter Prew on Aug. 31, 1938 at St. Wenceslaus Church in Eastman. He preceded her in death on June 14, 2003. Mildred was an active member of St. Gabriel’s Church in Prairie du Chien and enjoyed the outdoors, especially her gardens. 


David Fowler Todd


 David Fowler Todd, 85, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 18, peacefully surrounded by his family at Gundersen Hospital in La Crosse. 

Dave graduated from Graveraet High School in Marquette, Mich. in 1948. He attended Northern MI University and graduated with a major in music and minor in biology in 1952. He worked in Florence, Wis. for one year as band director, and then served in the US Army for 2 years in Korea.


June M. Lee


June M. Lee, 95, of Platteville, died on Friday, Nov. 13, at Gray’s Nursing Home, Platteville. 

June was born on May 24, 1920, the daughter of Roy and Louella (Bausman) McLimans. She met her future husband, Delbert F. Lee, at the roller rink in Platteville. They were united in marriage on Dec. 30, 1939. He preceded her in death on March 5, 1973. June worked at the Platteville Hospital as a house-keeper for 20 years. June was an avid bowler; she was inducted into the first class of the Platteville Bowling Association Hall of Fame. 


A. Darlene Wolfgram


A. Darlene Wolfgram, 88, of Prairie du Chien passed away Thursday, Nov. 12, at the Crossing Rivers Hospital. 

She was born May 11, 1927 in Prairie du Chien the daughter of Leo and Carrie (Speck) LaPointe. She married Herman Wolfgram on April 19, 1947 in Prairie du Chien. He preceded her in death on Nov. 16, 1999. Darlene worked as a secretary for the Prairie du Chien School District from 1960 to 1991. She was an active member of the United Methodist Church and served as the choir director. She loved to bowl and was involved with the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital Partners Group. 


Megan E. Mason


Megan E. Mason, 19, died unexpectedly Sunday, Nov. 8, at her home surrounded by her family. 

She was born March 11, 1996 in Prairie du Chien the daughter of Michael and Brenda (Hunt) Mason. Megan was a good “cuddler” who enjoyed the human touch. She could also show her feisty side when necessary. 

She is survived by her parents, Mike and Brenda Mason along with her sister Bayli Mason of Millville.


Dorothy Mae (Theel) Farmer


Dorothy Mae (Theel) Farmer, 90, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Saturday, Nov. 7, unexpectedly at her home. 

She was born April 14, 1925, on the family farm in rural Delaware County, Iowa, to Herman and Gertrude (Tinkey) Theel. She was united in marriage to William F. Farmer on April 8, 1947, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Strawberry Point, Iowa. Four children were born to this union. 


Donald M. Straka



Donald M. Straka, 63, of Wauzeka, passed away on Monday, Nov. 2, at his daughters home in Readstown. 

He was born on June 3, 1952 in Boscobel, the son of Emil and Dora (Pettera) Straka. He married Pam Burroughs on June 8, 1996 at Pikes Peak in McGregor Iowa. 

Don loved the outdoors. He especially loved hunting, fishing and camping. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.


Dorothy M. Rolph


Dorothy M. Rolph, 96, of Prairie du Chien passed away Tuesday, Nov. 3, at the Prairie Maison Care Center. 

She was born July 17, 1919 in New Albin, Iowa the daughter of Alexander and Magdalena (Kroack) Woods. She married Francis “Ding” Smith in 1939 and he preceded her in death in 1959. Dorothy worked at Kaber’s Restaurant and later Farrell’s Drug Store in Prairie du Chien before raising her family. She later married Boyd Rolph in 1965, who later preceded her in death in 1995. She was an excellent cook and an avid walker. 


John E. Pake


John E. Pake, 77, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 13, at St. Joseph’s Ministry Hospital in Marshfield. 

He was born July 14, 1938 in Prairie du Chien. John was united in marriage to Shirley A. Backes on Dec. 23, 1961 in Prairie du Chien.

He is survived by his wife Shirley; one son, Thornton (Vicki) Pake; three daughters, LuAnn (Dick) Newlun, Sue McMurry, JoAnn (Eric) Hauge; fifteen grandchildren; ten great grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters-in-law; several nieces and nephews, many friends, and three hunting dogs.


Michael J. Holte,


Michael J. Holte, 50, of Prairie du Chien passed away Saturday, Oct. 31.  Funeral services will be held graveside on Tuesday, Nov. 3, at 10 a.m. at the Calvary Cemetery in Prairie du Chien, with Rev. James Weighner officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. The Garrity Funeral Home of Prairie du Chien is assisting the family. 



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