Obituaries

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Tue
14
Jan

Patricia A. Prochaska

Patricia A. Prochaska, 76, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at the Divine Rehabilitation Center in Fennimore. 

She was born Nov. 19, 1943, in San Pedro, Calif., the daughter of Ambrose and Eleanor (Wilkins) Gleason. 

Patricia was married to Lawrence Prochaska, and they later divorced. She worked as a nurse’s aide at Good Samaritan and later for the Prairie Convalescent Center. Patricia also assisted in the daily operation of the Pine Tree Inn with her partner Chester Barr. 

Tue
14
Jan

Herman G. Sime

Herman G. Sime, 92, of Prairie du Chien and formerly of Ferryville, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020.

Herman was born Nov. 1, 1927, to Herman Sr. and Grace (Helgerson) Sime. After the sixth grade, he stayed home to work on the family farm. He farmed pretty much his whole life, both before and after serving his country in the United States Army. He married Alice Kapanke and together they raised six children. Alice passed away Feb 8, 1971.

Tue
14
Jan

Robert J. Heilmann

Robert J. Heilmann, 89, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at the Gundersen Health System in LaCrosse.

He was born Aug. 27, 1930, in Fennimore, the son of Albert and Elizabeth (Stivarius) Heilmann. 

Robert worked for Voth Oil, Balk’s Sunoco and Harold DuCharme’s DX Station in Prairie du Chien. He later retired after working for many years for the city of Prairie du Chien. 

He is survived by his sons, Chuck (Linda), Terry (Donna) and Doug (Vicki) Heilmann; his sister, Dorothy Trameri; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. 

Tue
14
Jan

Fredrick 'Fred' Skrade

Fredrick “Fred” Roger Skrade, 92, of Rockford, Ill., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. 

He was born March 8, 1927, in Eastman, the son of Edwin and Edith (Bonney) Skrade. 

Mon
13
Jan

Jacquelyn Lamb

Jacquelyn June Lamb, 93, of Farmersburg, passed away in her home on Jan. 6, 2020.  

Jackie was born Jan. 10, 1926, to Fred and Olga (Becker) Ferguson.

She attended Pleasant Ridge School and graduated from McGregor High School in 1943. She went to Chicago to work, and met and married Kenneth Lamb in April of 1947. They lived in Chicago until 1950 when they moved back to the McGregor-Marquette area. In 1956, she began working at Effigy Mounds National Monument, retiring in 1986. Jackie was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church. She served as the president and sang in the choir. She was also a member of Pocket City American Legion Auxiliary for over 60 years. She loved to knit for everyone. She and Kenny especially enjoyed their retirement years camping in Texas. 

Fri
10
Jan

Patrice J. Norton

Patrice J. Norton, 67, of Garnavillo, Iowa, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. 

She was born March 11, 1952, the daughter of Fred and Marilyn (Boheim) Norton. 

She worked at Advance Transformer and later became a licensed practical nurse for the Mendota Mental Health Institute and Scenic Acres in Elkader, Iowa. She was a member of the Bible Baptist Church in Prairie du Chien. Patrice enjoyed the simple things in life including her close-knit group of friends. 

Thu
09
Jan

Millicent M. 'Millie' Ronnfeldt

Millicent M. “Millie” Ronnfeldt, 94, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Dec. 30, 2019, at Prairie Maison. 

Millie was born in the Township of Eastman on Dec. 30, 1925, to Adolph and Helen (nee Garvey) Ronnfeldt. 

She went to school at the Swatek Ridge School. She worked at National Decorated Metals, Prairie du Chien Schools and Prairie Motel as well as being a caregiver. Millie truly enjoyed playing bingo, putting together puzzles, traveling and attending church dinners. She greatly enjoyed being part of her nieces’ and nephews’ lives and attening family events. 

Mon
30
Dec

Charles H. Marx

Charles H. Marx, 81, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, at the Prairie Maison Care Center.

He was born July 5, 1938, in Prairie du Chien, the son of Hubert and Anna (Krachey) Marx. 
Charlie worked at Rexall’s Drug Store in Prairie du Chien, Nugent Dentistry and was a well-known vendor of greeting cards and stationery, which he peddled door-to-door in this community. He also enjoyed mowing, raking, snow shoveling and his work at the Opportunity Center.  

He is survived by his nieces and nephews, Michael (Sandy), Dawn (Jeff), Rhonda, Richard, James, David, Randy, Michelle, J.T., Patrick and Elizabeth; his Wauzeka family, Greg, Rhonda, Joe, Xander and Jimmy.

Mon
30
Dec

Harold B. Dull

Harold B. Dull, 97, of Soldiers Grove, died peacefully at home on Friday, Dec 27, 2019.

Harold was born on July 3, 1922, in Soldiers Grove, to Earl Edward Dull and Anna Bell (Bailey) Dull. He attended Soldiers Grove grade school and high school and graduated in 1941. 

Fri
27
Dec

Maureen P. Ronewicz

Maureen P. Ronewicz, 62, of Prairie du Chien, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Dec 23, 2019, at her home following a brief illness.  

She was born Jan 12, 1957, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of Joseph and Faye (Johnson) McInerney.  

Maureen took pride as a teacher for the State of Wisconsin at the Prairie du Chien Correctional Institution. She was a career student, a loving sister and was loved especially by a granddaughter Angel Lucas.  

She is survived by her son, Brian Ronewicz; her brother, Michael (Jeanie) McInerney, of Cadillac, Mich.; five grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  

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