Obituaries

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Wed
18
Jul

Debbie M. Kirschbaum Smith

Debbie M. Kirschbaum Smith, 60, of Cottage Grove, formerly of Potosi, passed away Thursday, July 12. 

She was born July 18, 1957, in Prairie du Chien, the daughter of Donald P. and Bernadine (Voss) Kirschbaum. Debbie graduated from Potosi High School in 1976, and continued her education throughout her career as a Clinical Research Coordinator. She always had health problems, but never dwelled on them. 

Wed
18
Jul

Randy J. Gabel, Sr.

Randy J. Gabel, Sr., 74, of Potosi, passed away on Monday, July 16, at his home surrounded by his loving family. 

He was born on July 9, 1944, in Cuba City, the son of Clarence and Mae (Laughlin) Gabel. Randy graduated from Potosi High School. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1965, and served his country during Vietnam. Randy was honorably discharged in 1967 and resided in Illinois. On Jan. 16, 1971, he was united in marriage to Terese “Terri” Frye, in Dubuque, Iowa. Randy was employed at Wisconsin Power and Light in 1975 and retired in 2010 after 35 years of employment. 

Tue
17
Jul

Kim M. Lichtfuss

Kim M. Lichtfuss, 61, of Wauzeka, passed away Wednesday, July 11, at her home following a courageous battle with cancer. 

She was born June 21, 1957, in Beloit, the daughter of Donald and Gloria (Spooner) Carlson. Kim worked as an EMT and bartended in the Beloit area for several years before moving to this area where she worked at 3M company in Prairie du Chien for a while. She was always creative and crafty and was interested in digital scrapbooking. She became a designer and eventually the owner of an online scrapbooking store called “The Digichick.” 

Kim was passionate about the outdoors whether she was working in her garden, planting flowers around the yard, or just enjoying nature in general. She liked to read books, watch movies and enjoyed cooking food and sometimes made up her own special recipes. 

Tue
17
Jul

Richard A. Garside

Richard A. Garside, 76, passed away on Tuesday, July 10, in his home while under the care of Agrace Hospice Care.

Dick was delivered at home by a neighbor on May 27, 1942. He was one of five children born to Lulu Belle (Poston) Garside and Eldridge Garside in the town of Patch Grove. 

Tue
10
Jul

Donald P. Cooley

Donald P. Cooley, 77, of Bagley, passed away on Sunday, July 8, at his home on the farm in Bagley with his loving wife Carol by his side. 

He was born on July 23, 1940, in Lancaster, to Allen and Helen (Meier) Cooley, the second oldest of four children. Don grew up milking cows on the family farm and working at the Hazelton Cheese factory. He enlisted in the Army and served in the National Guard for six years. 

In 1962, he married Marcia Moore and had two daughters, Angela and Christine. Marcia tragically died in a fire in 1973. Then, in 1978 Donald married Carol Achenbach and together they had a son Stuart and he became a father to John and Alan Achenbach. 

Tue
10
Jul

Kenneth J. “Neighbor” Kennedy

Kenneth J. “Neighbor” Kennedy, 89, of East Dubuque, Ill., passed away Saturday, July 7, at the Bell Tower Retirement Community.

Ken was born in East Dubuque on July 25, 1928, the son of Dennis and Rosalia (Thole) Kennedy. He was a graduate of East Dubuque High School, class of 1947. He was united in marriage to Jean Peterson on Sept. 20, 1958, at St. Raphael’s Cathedral in Dubuque.

Tue
10
Jul

Sharon Kay Harris

Sharon Kay Harris, passed away June 24, at Gunderson Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse. 

She was the daughter of Louis and Elmira Bemer, born Sept 6, 1941, in Covington, Iowa (near Palo, Iowa). Sharon graduated from Palo High School and later earned her teaching degree from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Sharon remarried to Robert L Harris in 1981. In 1986 they moved from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to the Prairie du Chien/McGregor area and made there home there. While in the Prairie du Chien area, Robert and Sharon operated a taxidermy business for several years. Sharon was a substitute teacher for various local schools. she was also a tour guide at the Villa Louis for eight years. 

Mon
09
Jul

Craig T. Looney

Craig T. Looney, 34, of Prairie du Chien, died as result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Friday, July 6, 2018. 

He was born Oct. 22, 1983, in Prairie du Chien the son of Timothy and Theresa (Dundee) Looney. He married Lacey Nelson on May 21, 2011, at Pike’s Peak State Park in McGregor, Iowa. Craig was currently working for Nelson Hardwoods in Prairie du Chien. He enjoyed the outdoors and love to fish and camp. Most of all Craig loved his special times with his daughter Coralline. 

Mon
09
Jul

Janice G. Caya

Janice G. Caya, 82, of Eastman, passed away Saturday, July 7, at the Thornton Manor Care Center in Lansing, Iowa. 

She was born Aug. 30, 1935, in Lynxville the daughter of Eugene and Odean (Bright) Oppriecht. She married Charles Caya on June 2, 1956, at St. Wenceslaus Church, in Eastman. She and Chuck enjoyed their trips out west and were active members of St. Wenceslaus Parish. Jan worked as a beautician and later as a secretary for 3M Company in Prairie du Chien until her retirement. Chuck preceded her in death on June 19, 2017. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. 

Mon
09
Jul

Janice G. Caya

Janice G. Caya, 82, of Eastman, passed away Saturday, July 7, at the Thornton Manor Care Center in Lansing, Iowa. 

She was born Aug. 30, 1935, in Lynxville the daughter of Eugene and Odean (Bright) Oppriecht. She married Charles Caya on June 2, 1956, at St. Wenceslaus Church, in Eastman. She and Chuck enjoyed their trips out west and were active members of St. Wenceslaus Parish. Jan worked as a beautician and later as a secretary for 3M Company in Prairie du Chien until her retirement. Chuck preceded her in death on June 19, 2017. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. 

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