Obituaries

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10
Feb

Gary A. Bunders

 

Gary A. Bunders of Prairie du Chien passed away on his 75th birthday, Friday, Jan. 30, from complications of a recent surgery. 

Mon
09
Feb

Mary Ellen McNamara

 

Mary Ellen McNamara, 95, of Prairie du Chien and formerly of Ferryville, passed away on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, surrounded by her family at Prairie Maison Nursing Home. 

Mon
09
Feb

Willard R. “Bill” Marshall

 

Willard R. “Bill” Marshall, 86, of Bagley, passed away Saturday, Feb. 7, at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien. 

He was born Aug. 11, 1928 the son of Lee and Esther (McQuistion) Marshall. Bill was drafted in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was employed at Dubuque Packing Company and also operated the Bagley Hotel from 1966 to 1998. He was an antique dealer and had a shop in Bagley. Bill enjoyed a good game of euchre, polka dancing and Irish music. He was a member of the Free & Accepted Masons and the Liscum Brothers American Legion Post No. 482 of Bagley.

Mon
09
Feb

Donna Mae Adams

 

Donna Mae Adams, 82, of Garnavillo, Iowa, died Friday, Feb. 6, at Guttenberg Care Center. 

She was born on May 24, 1932, the daughter of Elmer and Lucille Knapp. Donna was raised in the McGregor area and received her education from the McGregor Schools. On Jan. 23, 1950, Donna was united in marriage with Stanley John Adams in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Donna was a wife, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and an aunt to many nieces and nephews. She spoke fondly of working in her father’s café “The Mallard” in McGregor during her teenage years. She also worked with her husband at “Stan’s Boat Landing” in Clayton for many years.

Fri
06
Feb

David J. Redman

 

David J. Redman, 65, of Prairie du Chien passed away in his sleep Thursday, Feb. 5, at home. 

He was born May 1, 1949 the son of Mearl and Esther (Mindham) Redman. He married Mary Ann Morgan on Aug. 3, 1968 at St John’s Church in Patch Grove. Dave was well known in the area as a beer salesman and deliveryman. He worked for Prairie Beer Distributing in Prairie du Chien for over 30 years. He was an avid hunter and belonged to the Prairie Rod and Gun Club. Dave was very proud of his recent baptism into the catholic faith and his membership at St. John’s Parish. 

Wed
04
Feb

Judy L. (Nugent) Kay

 

Judy L. (Nugent) Kay, 68, of Atlantic, Iowa, passed away Sunday, Feb. 1, at her residence in Atlantic.

Judy was born Oct. 10, 1946, in Atlantic, Iowa, to Gerald and Betty (Okerlin) Kay. She grew up in Atlantic and graduated from Atlantic High School. Judy attended Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and received her Master’s in Psychology from the University of Colorado. She was a school psychologist for the Prairie du Chien, school district for 27 years. She also was a school psychologist for the Atlantic schools for 10 years.

Wed
04
Feb

Van G. Ferguson

 

Van G. Ferguson, 61, of Richland Center, died on Monday, Feb. 2, following a nine-month struggle with cancer. 

Tue
03
Feb

Georgian P. “Cookie” Halverson

 

Georgian P. “Cookie” Halverson, 92, of Fennimore, formerly of Prairie du Chien, passed away Sunday Feb. 1, at Grant Regional Health Center Lancaster. 

She was born on March 2, 1922 in Minneapolis, Minn. to Charles and Matrona (Golvin) Vaubel. She was married on July 12, 1948, in Janesville to William E. Halverson and he preceded her in death on Oct. 28, 2012. She was a member of St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church in Prairie du Chien. 

Mon
02
Feb

James A. “Jim” Parkins

 

James A. “Jim” Parkins, 77, of Glen Haven, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 29, at Grant Regional Health Center, Lancaster, unexpectedly due to a heart attack. 

He was born on Nov. 5, 1937, in Bloomington, the son of Rollo and Pauline (Hampton) Parkins. Jim graduated from Bloomington High School in 1956. After graduation, he farmed the family farm. Jim began his own business as a carpenter and retired in 1997. On July 26, 1999, he was united in marriage to Terri Beesecker. Jim enjoyed his vegetable and flower garden and was an avid outdoorsman. He loved the Wisconsin Badgers and was a very hard worker his entire life. Jim enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and attending their activities.

Mon
02
Feb

Helen B. Meyer

 

Helen B. Meyer, 91, formerly of Prairie du Chien passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 24, in Sylvia’s Hospice House, Ocala, Fla. 

She was born to Al and Pearl (Fingold) Freeman in Chicago, Ill. She married Dave Meyer, Nov. 7, 1944. Helen was active in and volunteered with many organizations while she lived in Prairie du Chien. She moved back to her hometown of Chicago in 2000 and lived there until relocating to Ocala, Fla., in March 2014, to be closer to family. 

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