Obituaries

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Lorraine Mainor

Lorraine Mainor, 81, of Viroqua, died Monday, July 23. 

She was born to Arthur and Gladys (West) Barrette, in Bloomington, on July 15, 1937. Lorraine attended St. Mary’s School in Prairie du Chien.

She was united in marriage with Wilbur Ray Mainor. They later divorced. She enjoyed painting, reading and tending to her indoor plants. Lorraine was a master of all trade, including being a seamstress and upholstering furniture.

Lorraine is survived by her children, Deanna (Cecil) Martin of Bagley, Douglas (Jackie) Mainor of New Port Richey, Fla., and Judy Perry of Ancorage, Alaska; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and her siblings, Gary Barrette, Sylvester Barrette, Mark Barrette and Madonna Toberman.

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William Clifford 'Bill' Larsen

William Clifford “Bill” Larsen passed away Nov. 23, 2018. 

He was born Oct. 13, 1955, in Prairie du Chien. He was happily raised on two farms, first by Seneca (overlooking the Mississippi) and then between Steuben and Wauzeka. He graduated from Wauzeka-Steuben schools in 1973 and attended SWTC for farm management. He fell in love and married Rosanna Wier in 1988. Rosanna and Bill made their home in Wauzeka. They had two daughters Anna and April. Bill worked at a number of manufacturers in Prairie du Chien where he always had a smile and a ready wit. Bill enjoyed his family and pets and he was a expert on TV westerns. Whenever asked how things were, his answer was always “pretty good, pretty good.”

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Nov

Birdie M. Meng

Birdie M. Meng, 98, of Bagley, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, at the Grant Regional Care Center in Lancaster.

She was born March 3, 1920, in Wyalusing Township, the daughter of Verdie and Amelia (Cathman) Clark.  She married Edward Meng on Feb. 24, 1940, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Dubuque, Iowa. Together, they farmed most of their lives in the Bagley area. Birdie was an active member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Bagley, The Royal Neighbors of America and the American Legion Auxiliary.  

She is survived by her sons, LaVern (Nancy) and Dale (Nancy Reiss), both of Jefferson, and Robert, of Bagley; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and her sister-in-law, Myrna Clark, of Lancaster.  

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Maurice L. Parkins

Maurice L. Parkins, 83, of Glen Haven, passed away peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, Nov 24, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home, rural Lancaster. 

He was born on Dec. 9, 1934, at the family farm in Beetown Township, the son of Lloyd and Iva (Myers) Parkins. 

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Nov

Delores M. 'Tootie' Fischer

Delores M. “Tootie” Fischer, 84, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Prairie Maison Care Center. 

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Joan Loretta Hartley

Accepting God’s will, Joan Loretta Hartley, 81, of Seneca, passed peacefully on Friday Nov. 16, in Viroqua, surrounded by her family. 

Joan was born Nov. 12, 1937, in Eastman, to William and Loretta (Boylen) Martin. She married Floyd F. Sutton on June 6, 1959, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Eastman. He preceded her in death on August 27, 1990. She later married Joseph Hartley on August 16, 1996, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Seneca. He preceded her in death on May 7, 2014.

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LaVern H. 'Stretch' Nickel

LaVern H. “Stretch” Nickel, 84, of Potosi, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Orchard Manor, Lancaster. 

LaVern was born on June 29, 1934, in Waterloo Township, Grant County, the son of Arlie and Sylvia (Knoke) Nickel. He graduated from Lancaster High School in 1952. LaVern was married to Naomi Barr; to this union came three daughters, Gloria, Deb and Susan. Later, he was united in marriage to Mary Alice Hauser on Oct. 3, 1972, in Michigan. She preceded him in death on Sept. 15, 2015. 

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Nov

Richard J. 'Dick' Fernette

Richard J. “Dick” Fernette, 56, of Prairie du Chien, passed away peacefully with his family by his side, Saturday, Nov. 3, at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien, following a courageous and heroic 10-year battle with cancer. 

Dick was born May 16, 1962, and raised in Prairie du Chien, the son of Dick and Marie Fernette. He graduated from Prairie du Chien High School and remained in the area, where he worked and established strong relationships at DH Satellite, River Town Ironworks, and the Department of Corrections in Boscobel and Prairie du Chien. 

Dick was an avid Packer fan and had a passion for the outdoors. He loved to hunt, fish, and help his good friend, Dave Huser, on his farm. However Dick’s greatest love was for his son and best friend, Brady. 

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02
Nov

Clifford L. Ray

Clifford L. Ray, 95, formerly of Prairie du Chien, passed away Saturday, Oct. 27, in Waupaca. 

He was born May 15, 1923, in Prairie du Chien, the son of Ora and Lenore (Halverson) Ray. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He married Ruby Shedivy on Feb. 24, 1946, at St. John’s Church in Prairie du Chien. After his service, Clifford worked for Oscar Mayer in Prairie du Chien and later retired from General Motors in Janesville. In 1984, Clifford and Ruby retired to Las Vegas, Nev. Ruby preceded him in death on Feb. 14, 2015.

He is survived by his children, Sheila Ray, of Seattle, Wash., and Thomas Ray, of Vietnam; his grandchildren Lisa and Scott. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and a sister Adeline Ray.

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02
Nov

Ann Weldy

Ann Weldy passed away peacefully on Oct. 18, supported by the prayers of her family.

Ann was born Ann Joyce Seely, on the Seely family farm outside of Wauzeka, on April 21, 1934. 

She was preceded in death by her husband Rodney, her parents William and Gunda Seely, older sister Ruth, and younger brother Dale. 

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