Obituaries

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Virgil W. Fette

Virgil William Fette, 86, of St. Olaf, Iowa, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. 

Virgil was born April 25, 1933, in Elkader, Iowa, to Albert and Rosina (Glawe) Fette. 

He attended elementary school in St. Olaf up to eighth grade. Virgil was united in marriage to Dolores Geisler at St. Peters Lutheran Church, Prairie du Chien, on Oct. 6, 1953. He enjoyed farming all of his life until his retirement in 1995. Virgil enjoyed dancing, playing cards, being outdoors and spending time with family and friends. He was a member of the Norway Lutheran Church and enjoyed his church family. He served on the board of the St. Olaf Co-op and St. Olaf Feed and Supply.

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02
Dec

Betty Steiber

Betty Steiber, 93, of Lansing, Iowa, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at Thornton Manor, Lansing, Iowa. 

Betty was born on Sept. 10, 1926, to Dewey and Lula (Brockmeyer) Gramlich. 

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02
Dec

Alma Ready

Alma Elizabeth Ready, 100 years, three months and one day, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, at Atrium Post Acute Care of Lancaster.  

She was the sixth child born to Sylvia Caroline (Havill) and Albert L. Clark on Aug. 25, 1919.

Alma was baptized June 10, 1928, and confirmed June 4, 1933, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Bagley by Pastor Max Fritchell. On Nov. 18, 1936, Alma was joined in marriage to Lynn Fred Ready by Rev. J.J. Lippoldt. To this union was born Mary Lynn, 1944; James Roger, 1947; Catherine Marie, 1956; Lynn David, 1958; and Rebecca Ruth, 1962. From 1947 until 1988, the couple farmed a 160-acre farm just outside of Bloomington. Upon their retirement, they moved into town. 

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02
Dec

Justin Reuter

Justin Kenneth Reuter, 30, of McGregor, Iowa, and formerly of Bloomington, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Nov. 26 at the Guttenberg Hospital following his courageous battle with cancer. 

He was born Dec. 21, 1988, as Justin Kenneth Lange to Diane Lange, and later became Justin Reuter when Diane married Cory Reuter in 1993.

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Nov

David K. Evans II

David K. Evans II, 48, of Marquette, Iowa, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn. 

He was born June 21, 1971, in St. Paul, Minn., the son of David and JoAnne (Everts) Evans. 

David owned and operated the Ole Sawmill Marina in Stillwater, Minn. He was also involved in various other businesses in the area. He was proud of his farm “Hunt More – Do Little.” 

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Nov

Linda Forst

Linda Forst, 56, of Madison, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, at UW Hospital and Clinics. 

She was born on Jan. 7, 1963, in Madison, the daughter of James and Sandy (Burr) Stanley.

Linda graduated from UW-Madison with a bachelor’s degree in education. She married Keith Forst on May 7, 2011, at Olbrich Gardens in Madison and was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Linda cherished her time as a kindergarten teacher at Elvehjem Elementary School for over 30 years. She enjoyed spending time with her family and coaching bowling to the youth. She was a member of the Badgerland Youth Bowlers Tour, Rolling Thunder Inc., and Madison Bowling Board. Linda also enjoyed step class, reading, and being outdoors with her dogs, Digit and Reno. She loved animals and traveling with her husband.

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Nov

Irene L. Mitchell

Irene L. Mitchell, 77, of Prairie du Chien, passed away on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. 

She was born May 28, 1942, the daughter of Charles and Evelyn (Garvey) Heisz. 

She married Fred Plondke and later divorced. She then married Wayne Mitchell on Nov. 28, 1987. Irene was a proud graduate of St. Mary’s Academy in 1960. Irene loved spending time with her grandchildren, spending time with her dog Lilly, watching the Packers and Badgers, and playing a good game of euchre. 

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Nov

Rita Lange

Rita Lange passed away peacefully at her home with family by her side on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at the age of 78. 

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Jerold J. 'Jerry' Matousek

Jerold J. “Jerry” Matousek, 67, of Prairie du Chien, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, surrounded by his family at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien. 

He was born on Feb. 6, 1952, in Prairie du Chien, the son of Joseph and Elsie (Perrine) Matousek. He attended and graduated from Prairie du Chien High School in 1970. He married Judy Zable on Feb. 4, 1978, in St. Gabriel’s Church of the Holy Family Parish. 

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Nov

Edward F. Hall

Edward F. Hall, 74, of Potosi, passed away on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at MercyOne in Dubuque, Iowa. 

He was born on May 18, 1945, on the family farm, the son of Guerdon and Gila (Marcue) Hall.

Edward graduated from Platteville High School in 1964. After graduation, he worked on the family farm and worked construction with Burnham Construction. Edward was employed at John Deere Dubuque Works for a short time before his employment with Loudspeaker Component Corporation, where he worked for 38 years. On May 10, 1975, Edward was united in marriage to Karen Sedbrook at the Lancaster Congregational United Church Christ. He enjoyed playing cards, hunting, fishing, and loving every day riding his Harley. Edward dearly loved spending time with his family and grandchildren and talking “shit.” He will be greatly missed.

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