Sime Funeral Home Obituaries

09/07/2016 08:46 AM

Darius Glick

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Darius Glick, 91, of Sylvan, Wis. Passed away Tuesday September 6, 2016 at a Hillsboro nursing home.

He was born at Sugar Grove, Wisconsin on July 3, 1925 to Foster and Beulah (McCumber) Glick. He married Crystal Glick on June 25, 1947. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. After the war he operated the Sylvan Garage for many years. He loved music, especially playing the guitar and harmonica. He also loved to travel. Camping and boating were among his hobbies. He was known for building birdhouses. His great interest was for anything with a motor.

He is survived by his wife: Crystal of Sylvan; 2 sons: Monty (Korene) Glick of Hillsboro, and Mark Glick of Sylvan; 2 daughters: Jan Glick of LaCrosse, and ChrisAnn (Bill) Dockendorff of LaCrescent, Minnesota; 7 grandchildren: Chad Glick, Jill Glick, Wendy Glick, Devon Glick, Caleb Glick, Rory Linton, and Daron Linton; 10 great grandchildren; and 1 brother: Lyman (Evelyn) Glick of Mequon, Wis.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 son: Rory Garth Glick; 1 sister: Essie Williams, and 1 brother: Loyal Glick.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 11 AM at Sugar Grove Church of Christ. Pastor Dennis Johnson will officiate and burial will be in the Sylvan Cemetery at a later date.

The Sime Funeral home of Readstown is serving the family.

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08/27/2016 10:35 AM

Donald Townsend

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Donald Townsend, 82, of Readstown, passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Sannes Skogdalen Nursing Home in Soldiers Grove.

He was born at Sylvan, Wisconsin on May 5, 1934 to Robert Wheeler and Lela Sutherland.  He married Vivian Phillips on February 13, 1956.  He had graduated from Readstown High School in the Class of 1952.  He and his wife farmed for most of their lives in the Township of Kickapoo, Vernon County.  His hobbies included deer hunting, trapping, fishing, and baseball.

He is survived by his wife, Vivian of Readstown; 2 sons:  Donald Lon (Kathy) Townsend, Jr. of Readstown and Phillip Townsend of Readstown; 5 daughters:  Connie (Mike) Rakovec of Loyal, Wisconsin, Lonna (Gene) Rakovec of Greenwood, Wisconsin, Glenda Townsend of Sparta, Tammy (Joel) Oppriecht of Sparta, and Roseanna (Mike) Welsh of Readstown; 23 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren; 4 sisters-in-law:  Mary Townsend, Betty (Willie) Crook,  Gloria Glass, and Joyce Phillips.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 daughter:  Sharon Townsend; 1 son:  Kevin Townsend; 1 great granddaughter:  Logan Marie Welsh; 2 brothers:  Eldon and Eston Townsend; and 1 niece:  Margaret Springborn.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday August 31, 2016 at 1 PM at Peace Lutheran Church. Luke Kleiber will officiate, and burial will be in the Sylvan Cemetery. Friends may call at the Peace Lutheran Church on Tuesday from 5 to 8 PM, and on Wednesday from 11:30 AM until time of services.

 

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08/02/2016 04:29 PM

Melanie Strait

MELANIE JAN STRAIT

                Melanie Jan Strait, 62, of Viola, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2016of a heart attack and seizures caused by the effects of a horrific brain injury and brain surgery 36 years ago.

                She was born on March 11, 1954 in Richland Center to Harlan and Maxine (Barlow) Sime.

                She lived most of her life in the Kickapoo Valley, except for a few years in Burlington,
Wisconsin.  She worked for more than 20 years at Kickapoo High School as a bus driver and also the head elementary cook in Readstown.  In Burlington she worked at Mt. Carmel Nursing Home and also managed the Uniform Cottage.

                She enjoyed raising dogs—especially West Highland White Terriers.  She also did animal rescue of her dogs.

                She is survived by her daughter Maxie Marshall Phillips of Baraboo, and her granddaughter: Joella Jan Phillips of Baraboo; and her twin brother Monte.

                She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters: Merdes Jean Boggs and Rhana George, and he husband Richard Marshall.

                A private ceremony will be held at a later date.

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08/01/2016 06:58 PM

Yvonne Clark

 

                Yvonne Clark, 77, of Towerville, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at Hillview Nursing Home in La Crosse.

                She was born on June 4, 1939 in Towerville to Harry and Minnie (Severson) Helgeson.  In 1959 she married Larry Clark.  They farmed on Stump Ridge in Franklin Township for thirteen years.  They later purchased her home place near Towerville.  She also worked at the Bethel Home in Viroqua for twenty-two years.

                She is survived by her husband Larry of Towerville; 2 daughters:  Candy (Jim) Clark of Viola, and Penny Clark of Towerville; 7 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren.

                She was preceded in death by her parents and 5 brothers.

                Friends may call at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown on Thursday, August 4 from 2 to 4 PM.

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07/28/2016 03:51 PM

CYNTHIA HEAL

 

                Cynthia Heal, 64, of Gays Mills, passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center.

                She was born on October 15, 1951 in Johnson County, Indiana to John and Betty (Ennis)
Wright.

                She married Gary Heal on August 15, 2002.  She worked in various jobs including a Federal police officer, manager of a storage unit and a California State Humane Officer.  Her greatest love was raising and training springer spaniels.  She also built ginger bread houses.  She also loved rummage sales, tractor pulls, truck, pulls, and NASCAR.

                She is survived by her husband Gary of Gays Mills; 1 daughter:  Melissa De Rose of Red Bluff, California, 1 son:  Darren Ramsey of Red Bluff, California; 8 grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild; and 2 brothers:  Jim Garner of Austin, Texas, and Chris Wiggin, of Idaho.

                She was preceded in death by her parents.

                Friends may call at the Sime Funeral Home on Saturday July 30 at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown from 1 to 4 PM.  She will be buried at a later date in California.

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07/27/2016 07:37 AM

HENRY HOFER

img015.jpgHenry Joseph Hofer,Jr. ,  53, of Viroqua, passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at his home after suffering from an illness for the last few years.

He was born on August 2, 1962 in Hillsboro, Wisconsin to Henry Joseph and Judith (Kline) Hofer, Sr.  He attended Kickapoo High School in Viola.  He owned and operated his own construction company in the Kickapoo Valley for many years.

He is survived by his mother:  Judith Ann Hofer of Richland Center; 4 brothers:  Joseph Karl (Michelle) Hofer of Highland, Wis., William Edward Hofer of Boaz, Matthew Lee (Becky) Hofer of Richland Center, and Andrew Allen (Susan) Hofer of Richland Center; 3 sisters:  Maria Ann Holverson of Brillion, Wis. , Christine Judith (and husband, Robert Towsley) Hofer of Muscoda, and Heidi  Lynn Shannon of Sextonville; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 1 PM at the Readstown Church of Christ. Pastor Dennis Johnson will officiate and burial will be in the Manning Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown on Friday, Aug. 5 from 5 to 7 PM, and on Saturday at the church from noon until time of services.

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07/24/2016 10:05 AM

Gladys Jones

 

                Gladys Jones, 90,  of Viroqua, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2016 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse.

                Private family graveside services will be held at a later date.

                The Sime Funeral Home of Readstown is serving the family.

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07/06/2016 07:22 AM

Genevieve Sime Terhune

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GENEVIEVE RAPRAEGER TERHUNE

            Genevieve “Chuck” Terhune, 97, of Readstown passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2016

At Vernon Memorial Hospital in Viroqua.

            She was born on December 22, 1918, in Readstown, Wis., to John and Helen (Lem) Sime.  She graduated from Readstown High School in 1937.  She married Azra Bucholtz on July 31, 1937 inLa Crosse.  They had one daughter, Simone.  Azra went to war in the U.S. Army in April, 1942 as a tank driver.  Chuck went to work as a telephone operator in Readstown and in La Crosse.  Azra died in battle in Italy on Feb. 8, 1944. 

            On April 5, 1947, she married Theodore Rapraeger.  They lived first in Beloit and later West Salem where she worked as a telephone operator, at Ft. McCoy and other places.  They had three children:  Steve, Becky, and Debbie.  She and Mr. Rapraeger divorced on Jan. 3, 1966.

            She retired in 1974, and in that year she married Art
Terhune in Orlando, Florida.  He died in Orlando in 1987, and since that time she has lived near the Kickapoo River in Readstown.

            She is survived by her son:  Steve (Kathy) Rapraeger of Holman, her daughter:  Debbie (Steve) Jensen of West Salem; 13 grandchildren 18 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchilren.

            She was preceded in death by her husbands; 2 daughters:  Simone Baker, Becky Wolf;her son-in-law: Harry Baker; 2 grandsons:  Brent Baker and Ryan Rapaeger; 1 great grandson:  Gregory Dodge; her grandson-in-law:  Karl Wangen; 4 brothers:  Orben, Harlan, Henry, and Norman Sime; and 4 sisters:  Madeline Ewers, Selma Hale, Mabel Jacobson, and Aleda Van Winter.

            Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 14, at 12 noon at Peace Lutheran Church in Readstown. Friends may call from 11 AM until time of services at the church.   Pastor Chuck Miller will officiate and burial will be in the Readstown Cemetery at a later day.  Memorials may be  given to Peace Lutheran Church.

            Online condolences may be sent to simefuneralforum.com.

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06/26/2016 12:54 PM

George Friemuth

GEORGE FRIEMUTH

               friemuth-george-photo.jpg George Friemuth, 82, of Westby, passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at his home.

                He was born in Rochelle, Illinois on Nov. 12, 1933 to Harry and Goldie (Capes) Friemuth.  He married Edith Orethunon July 20, 1977 at the Dickeyville Grotto.

                He was a skilled mechanic in Rockford, Illinois for many years. He also engaged in real estate development around there.  He later came to Wisconsin and farmed for a number of years.

                He was a master of tinkering.  He liked to build, fix, and keep busy.

                He is survived by his wife, Edith; 3 children:  Anthony (Barbara) Farr of Marshfield, Cheryl (Jacques) Lavigne of Cross Plains, and Tammy Hogden of Westby; 6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren; 1 sister:  Katherine Fritz of Byron, Illinois;  and many nieces and nephews.

                He was preceded in death by 1 grandson:  Johnathan Brush; 2 brothers:  Warner and Harry, 3 sisters:  Goldie Sterling, Ruby Becker, and Ida Friemuth; and his parents.

                Memorial services will be held on Sunday, July 10, at 1:30 P.M. at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown. Pastor Stephanie Steiner will officiate and burial will be in the Sugar Grove Cemetery.

Friends may call from 12:30 P.M. until time of services at the funeral home.

                Memorials may be given to the Vernon Hospice (507 S. Main St., Viroqua, Wis., 54665) and the First Presbyterian Church of Bangor (1612 Pearl St., Bangor, Wis., 54614).

 

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06/21/2016 08:33 AM

Anna Gingerich

Anna Gingerich, 2 month old daughter of David and Sadie (Yoder) Gingerich passed away on Saturday, June 18, at Vernon Memorial Hospital in Viroqua. Funeral services were held at the family home on Tuesday, June 21, 2016.

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