Sime Funeral Home Obituaries

07/19/2014 08:16 AM

David Krogan

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David Krogan, 60, of Boscobel, formerly of Soldiers Grove, passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014 at his home.

             He was born on March 9, 1954 to Clarence and Ruth (Anderson) Krogan in Viroqua, Wisconsin.  He attended North Crawford High School.  He farmed in Crawford County area for many years.  He also worked as a mechanic.  He loved to raise his own gardens, he liked fishing, mushroom hunting, and deer hunting.  He also raised his own rabbits.

             He is survived by 4 sons:  Timothy Krogan of Waukon, Iowa, Jesse (Rebecca Peters) Anderson of LaFarge, Tyler (Katherine) Anderson of Boscobel, and Jordan Anderson of Boscobel; 2 daughters:   Tia (Joe Miatech) Anderson of Boscobel, and Anastasia (Dustin Volden) Anderson of Readstown; his 5 grandchildren:  Blake Wanless, Serenity Volden, Kylea Anderson, Melody Klein, Elias Klein; 1 sister:  Dianne Thompson of Lansing, Iowa; and 1 aunt:  Beaulah Dahlberg of Kenosha, Wis.

             He was preceded in death by 3 sisters:  infant Arlene, Shirley Chroninger, and Joan Volden; 1 brother:  Arland.

             Funeral services will be held at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. Pastor Jim Folz will officiate.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 AM until time of services.

             Online condolences may be sent to simefuneralforum.com.

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07/18/2014 02:59 PM

Carmel Stalsberg

img572.jpgCarmel Stalsberg, 69, of Viroqua, passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at the Bland-Bekkadal Hospice Center in Viroqua.

She was born on Oct. 8, 1944 in Viroqua to Merle and Leota (Whitt) Hadley.

She attended school in Beloit, Wis.  She farmed on Stump Ridge for many years.  She also worked in restaurants and at the Green Giant plant in Ripon, Wis.

She loved Elvis, dancing, country music, drinking her tea in the morning, “the Price is Right” her soap operas, and gossip.

She is survived by 4 daughters:  Robin Wells of  Viroqua, Tammy Clark of Viroqua, Andrea (Roger) Hanson of Viroqua, and Carrie (John) Sauer of LaCrosse; 4 brothers:  Raymond Hadley of Viroqua, Larry (Lynn) Hadley of Soldiers Grove, Conrad “Butch” (Barb) Hadley of Eastman, and Peter (Doris) Hadley of Beloit; 2 sisters:  Goldie Hooverson of Viroqua, and Barbara Kelly of Viroqua; 14 grandchildren:  Amanda, Ashley, Scott, Amber, Matthew, Anthony, Melinda, Chelse, Kyle, Daniel, James, Zachory, John, Jr., and Thaianne; 5 great grandchildren:  Mayling, Tyshawn, Jaiden, Kyla, and Jaxson; many nieces and nephews; and her dog–Blues.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 infant son:  Robert; 3 brothers:  Roland, Hiram, and infant Richard; 2 sisters:  Linda Erickson, and Fern Parrish.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 1 PM at Peace Lutheran church in Readstown.  Rev. Kevin Gross will officiate. Burial will be in the Manning Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown from 4 to 7 PM on Tuesday, and on Wednesday from noon until time of services.  Online condolences may be sent to simefuneralforum.com.

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07/15/2014 07:44 AM

Jamie Holcomb

Jamie Lee Morse Holcomb, 27, of Whitewater, Wis.,  formerly of Bloom City, Wis, passed away on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at University Hospital in Madison.

             She was born in Viroqua, Wis. on Feb. 25, 1987 to Anthony and Tammy (Voegeli) Morse.  She married Eric D. Holcomb of Readstown, Wis. on May 15, 2007. 

             She attended Kickapoo Area Schools.  She loved her children, family, and friends.  She also had a love for riding horses and caring for animals.  She enjoyed being outdoors and was a free spirit whose smile was contagious.

             Jamie is survived by her husband, Eric of Whitewater; 2 children:  Angelica Marie and Katrina Lynn of Viola; a brother:  Cole J. (Shelby) Stedman of Reedsburg, and 2 sisters:  Shyla M. (Ben Alexander) of Viola and Crista DeLany of Wichita, Kansas; and other relatives and friends.

             She was preceded in death by her mother.

             Services will be held on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 2 PM at Sime Funeral Home in Readstown.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 PM until time of services. Pastor Lantz Lorenz will officiate. Burial will be at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to simefuneralforum.com. 

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07/11/2014 09:02 AM

Memorial services for Florence Clark

Memorial services for Florence Clark

will be held on Saturday July 12, 2014 at the Soldiers Grove United Methodist Church at 11 A.M. Her cremains will be taken to Arizona at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to simefuneralforum.com.

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07/03/2014 09:18 AM

Judy Duffrin

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Judy (Heal) Duffrin, 73, of Viroqua, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2014 at Bland Bekkedal Hospice Center in Viroqua.

             She was born on April 7, 1941 in Viroqua to George and Helen (Hestetune) Heal.  She graduated from Readstown High School in 1959.  She also graduated from the Vernon County Normal School and taught country school for a time. She also worked for the State of Wisconsin.

             She married Jack Duffrin in 1977.

             She loved to sing and listen to country music.

             She is survived by 2 brothers:  John (Diane) Heal of Readstown, and Gary (Cyndie) heal of Viroqua; and nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

             She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents:  George and Helen; 1 brother:  George Heal, Jr., and 1 sister:  Janice Heal.

             Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 7, at 2 PM at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown. Pastor Curtis Matz will officiate and burial will be in the North Kickapoo Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from1 until 2 P.M.

             Memorials are preferred.

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07/02/2014 04:12 PM

Joshua Krambeer

img569.jpgJoshua Krambeer, 33,  of Soldiers Grove passed away on Tuesday July 1, 2014 in the Town of Clayton, Crawford County.

He was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 18, 1981 to Theron and Karla (Halverson) Krambeer.  He attended Kee High School in Lansing, Iowa.  Most recently he worked at Scott Industries in Muscoda.  He also did a lot of work for his step father in the excavating business.  He was interested in snowmobiling, cars, and motorcycles.  He liked to be the life of the party and entertain his friends.  He loved to watch the Green Bay Packers and the Wisconsin Badgers.

             He is survived by his mother Karla Pugh; 1 son:  Kadyn Krambeer, 1 daughter:  MaKenna Krambeer,  1 stepson:  Kaleb Smith; his special friend: Julie Smith ; his step father:  David Pugh, Sr,  ; his father:  Theron Krambeer;  1 brother:  Nathan Krambeer, 2 step brothers:  D.J. Pugh, Jr. and Justin Pugh; his grandparents:  Gary and Jan Halverson, Kandis Turben, Gene and Marge  Krambeer, and Merrill Pugh; his great grandmother:  Pauline Moran; and many aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his uncle Kevin Halverson, and his Godmother Auntie Betty.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 2 PM at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown.  Pastor Lance Lorenz will officiate.  Friends may call from 11 AM until time of services at the funeral home.

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07/02/2014 04:10 PM

James O’Kane

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James (Jim) O’Kane, 75, of Rolling Ground, WI, passed away on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison, WI, after succumbing to a 9 week hospitalization due to pancreatitis.

Jim was born on February 26, 1939, the son of Leo and Kathryn (Moran) O’Kane in Boscobel, WI.  He grew up in Prairie du Chien, WI where he attended Campion Jesuit High School.  He married Sheryl (Sherry) Herdegen on July 12, 1969 in Wauwatosa, WI.  Jim and Sherry lived in Northfield, OH from 1970 to 2003 where he worked as a Research Chemist for British Petroleum (BP) for most of that time.  During that time, they raised two children, Shannon and Timothy; Jim was an active member of St. Barnabas Catholic Church in Northfield, OH.  In 2003, he retired to the Moran family farm in Rolling Ground, WI where he lived until he entered the hospital.

He was a scientist by trade but a farmer at heart.  He enjoyed gardening and later farmed crops in Rolling Ground during his retirement.  An avid sports enthusiast especially of Wisconsin teams, he never missed a game.  He was a very active member of St. Phillip’s Catholic Church.  He loved his family and especially cherished his grandchildren, Brenden, Matthew, Connor and Declan.

Jim is survived by his wife of 44 years, Sherry, 2 children and 4 grandchildren: Shannon (Jeremy) Harris (with Connor and Declan) of Furlong, PA and Timothy O’Kane (with Brenden and Matthew) of Munford, TN. He is also survived by his Aunt Pat (Lloyd) Eggers, two brothers and two sisters:  Jack (Twyla) O’Kane, Jerry (Marjorie Berte) O’Kane, Judy (Tom Bowler) O’Kane, and Jane Gutierrez as well as nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Leo and Kathryn (Moran) O’Kane.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 5, at 11 AM at St. Philip Catholic Church at Rolling Ground. Father Zachary Beya and Father Karl Voelker, S.J. will concelebrate the funeral mass celebrating Jim’s life and burial will be in the St. Philip’s Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Friday from 4 to 7 P.M. and on Saturday from 10 A.M. until time of services.

He was a very avid supporter of the Society of Jesus, especially a special Jesuit Mission in Kenya, therefore memorials may be given to the Wisconsin Province of the Society of Jesus (3400 West Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53208).

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06/12/2014 10:56 AM

Verlin Wilder

img562.jpgVerlin Wesley Wilder, age 91, of Viola, WI, went to be with the Lord on June 11, 2014, at the Vernon Manor Nursing Home in Viroqua, WI. 

                  Verlin was born in Kickapoo Center near Viola, WI on January 19, 1923, the son of Pearl and Cynthia (Stone) Wilder.  On December 19, 1951, he married Fern Coggon.  She passed away on March 22, 2010.  Verlin married Arlene M. Ripley-Oler on July 15, 1978 and she passed away on May 28, 2012.  He attended Kickapoo Center School but did not graduate as he had to quit school to help his father on the farm to support the family since he was the eldest son.

                  Verlin was a very hard worker all of his life and even in his later years continued to mow lawn and put a large garden in.  He farmed most of his life on the family farm just outside of Viola in Kickapoo Center.  After selling his farm, he worked for a rendering company and then for Murphy Ranch doing mainly field work and also for Roland Lander as a farm laborer.  For many years, he raised several acres of tobacco and no one could keep up with him chopping, piling and spearing it.

                  He is survived by his children, William (Cheryl) Wilder, Coloma, WI, Elizabeth Roberts, La Farge, WI, Cynthia Dodge, Chesapeake, VA, Caroline (Monte) Sheldon, Viroqua, WI, James (Cindy) Wilder, La Farge, WI, Dale (Kim) Wilder, Owatonna, MN and George (Donna) Wilder, La Farge, WI and his step-children, Jerry (Flo) Oler, Richland Center, WI, Jim (Jan) Oler, Oregon, WI, Millie Wilder, Viola, WI, Randy Oler, Viola, WI, Debbie (Art) Zielke-Arends, Laura, IL, Brenda (David) Washburn, Peoria, IL and Jeff (April) Oler, Viola, WI and 17 grandchildren , 17 great grandchildren, 21 step grandchildren and 28 step great grandchildren.    

                  Verlin was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 34 years, Arlene Wilder; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert (Hazel) Wilder and George (Kate) Wilder; sister and brother-in-law; Darlene (Julius) Hanson; infant granddaughter, Billie Jo Wilder; grandson, Troy Roberts; daughter-in-law, Mary Wilder; brother-in-law, Clifford Ripley, Jr., nephew, David Hanson; infant step-great grandson, Devon Wyman; step son-in-law, James Zielke and Millie’s fiancé, Victor Trappe.

                  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 20th, at the La Farge Free Methodist Church, La Farge, WI, with Pastor Mark Phillips officiating.    Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.  Burial will be in the Kickapoo Center Cemetery, Viola, WI. 

                  Memorials may be given to the Kickapoo Valley Rescue Squad, the Kickapoo Center Cemetery, La Farge Free Methodist Church or the Vernon Manor Hospice.  Online condolences may be sent to simefuneralforum.com.  Blessed be the memory of Verlin W. Wilder.

 

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06/09/2014 07:06 PM

Florence Clark

img561.jpgFlorence Clark, 71, of Gays Mills, passed away on Monday, June 9, 2014, at the Bland Bekkedal Hospice Center in Viroqua.

She was born in Richland Center, Wis. to Burl and Roscelia (Bailey) Gander. She graduated from Gays Mills High School in 1960. She married Larry Clark on Aug 27, 1960.  After marriage, she worked in Illinois putting pin striping on the sides of cars at an auto plant.  After they moved to Arizona, she worked as a telephone operator for about fifteen years.  Finally she worked as a respiratory therapy technician in Arizona for about six years.  The couple returned to Gays Mills for retirement.

Among her hobbies was crocheting.  She was very involved with her church.  She especially loved spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband:  Larry of Gays Mills; 1 daughter:  Dorothy Coleman of Little Rock, Arkansas; 2 sons:  Michael (Donna) Clark of Phoenix, Arizona, and Shannon Clark of Phoenix; 9 grandchildren:  Nicholas Coleman, Eric Coleman, Christina Clark, Tiffany Clark, Danielle Stout, Serena Clark, Tina Swartz, Lindsay Clark, and Spencer Clark; and 5 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and 1 brother:  Roderick Gander.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday July 12, 2014 at the Soldiers Grove United Methodist Church at 11 A.M.   Her cremains will be taken to Arizona at a later date.  Online condolences may be sent to simefuneralforum.com.

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05/31/2014 07:21 AM

Morrison Service–May 31, 2014

William and June Morrison service

MORRISON, WILLIAM ” BILL” FRANKLIN, 90, of Orlando, FL passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, December 1, 2012 June Ardell (Banta) Morrison, 76, of Orlando FL passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home on Thursday May 30,2013.

Services for both of them in Soldiers Grove will be held at Our Saviors Lutheran Church at 303 Church St. on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 1 PM.   Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Soldiers Grove WI.  Online condolences may be sent to simefuneralforum.com.

Both are veterans of the U.S. Army Air Corps and military rites will be performed at graveside by the William A. Schoville Post #220 of the American Legion.

 

 

 

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