Sime Funeral Home Obituaries

04/25/2016 03:13 PM

Adrian Hoffland


             Adrian Hoffland, 86, of Soldiers Grove, passed away on Monday, April 25, 2016 at Bland Bekkedal Hospice in Viroqua, after a long struggle with Parkinson’s Disease.

             He was born on August 4, 1929 to Ervin and Aleda (Thoftne) Hoffland of Soldiers Grove.  He lived his entire life in the Soldiers Grove area.

             He graduated from Soldiers Grove High School.  In 1948 he married Marjorie Adams. 

             Adrian was a farmer, businessman, and auctioneer.  He was an active member of the community over the years.  He served on the Crawford County Fair Board, the Crawford County Board of Supervisors, and the Vernon Memorial Hospital Board.  He was a member of the Our Saviors Lutheran Church, where he served as a council and choir member.  He was also a member of the Lions Club and the Free and Accepted Masons-LaBelle Lodge #99 of Viroqua.  He was an avid fisherman and hunter.

             He is survived by his daughter:  Brenda (Mike) Sherry of Stoughton; 2 grandsons:  Marc (Julie) Sherry of Stoughton, and Paul (Bridget) Sherry of Colorado.; 2 great grandsons:  Bennett and Mason Sherry; a sister:  Andrea (Don) Sannes of La Crosse, a brother-in-law:  Fred Adams of Janesville, and nieces and nephews.

             He was predeceased by his parents, his wife, three infant daughters, and his sister Karen George.

             Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Our Saviors Lutheran church in Soldiers Grove at 3 PM.  Pastor Chuck Miller will officiate.  Burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Soldiers Grove.  Friends may call from 1:30 P.M. until 3 P.M. at the church.

             The Sime Funeral Home of Readstown is serving the family.  Online condolences may be sent to

             The family wants to thank the Bland Bekkedal Hospice Center for their loving care.


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04/25/2016 08:51 AM

Shirley Davig


Shirley Davig, 77, of Middleton, passed away on Saturday, April 23 at a Madison hospice.

Shirley was born in the Town of Kickapoo, Vernon County, Wisconsin to Mabel and Archie Simpson on September 3, 1938.  She graduated from Readstown High School.  She married Paul Davig on August 27, 1961 at North Kickapoo Lutheran Church. She worked for Decar Plastic Corporation in Middleton for several years.

Shirley is preceded in death by her husband, Paul; her parents; 2 daughters, 1 brother in law ,Chris Davig, and  sister and brother in law: Gerda (Davig) and Marlyn Hansing, and a brother-in-law: Paul Jacobson. .

Shirley is survived by her son Nathan; sister, Bette Jacobson; granddaughter, Gabreanna; her 2 brothers in law:  Elling (Joan) Davig and Milan (Joan) Davig ,her sister in law:  Lorraine Davig of Soldiers Grove; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday April 29, 2016 at Kickapoo United Lutheran Church, CTH J, Soldiers Grove, WI.  Pastor Milan Davig will officiate.  Burial will follow later at the church cemetery. Arrangements are being made by the Sime Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to

In lieu of flowers memorials may go to Agrace Hospice/5395 Cheryl Parkway/fitchburg, Wis. 53711.

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03/18/2016 05:35 PM

Rosemary Halverson

img663.jpgRosemary Halverson, 77, of Readstown, passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at her home.

She was born on June 5, 1938 in Viroqua to Alvin and Elizabeth (Skrede) Olson.  She married Dale Halverson on July 2, 1955.  They farmed in the Readstown area all their married lives.  She enjoyed going to the casino with her sister.  She followed politics on television closely.

She is survived by 2 sons:  Kerry (Barbara) of Roundup, Montana, and Kent (Heidi) of Middleton, Wis.; 1 daughter:  Kimberly (Charles) Halverson-Keller of Richmond Hill, Georgia; 9 grandchildren,  3 great grandchildren; 1 brother:  Randy (Tammy) Olson of Madison; and 2 sisters:  Patricia (Ken) Gibson of Madison, and Pamela (Ron) Peters of Paonia, Colorado.

She was preceded in death by her husband, 1 son:  Kevin, and her parents.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 21, at 2 PM at Sime Funeral Home in Readstown.  Pastor Chuck Miller will officiate and burial will be in the Readstown Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 12 noon until time of services.  Online condolences may be sent to

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03/13/2016 04:46 PM

Roger Hiller

hiller-roger-horse-1.pngROGER HILLER

Roger Hiller, 73, of Viroqua, passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at his home

He was born in Soldiers Grove to Alfred and Mae (Guist) Hiller.  He married Bonnie Lovaas in 1960. They later divorced.

He worked for Wisconsin Power and Light Company as a meter reader.  He later worked for General Motors in Janesville. He also worked for Concrete Structures in bridge building.

He was an avid horseman who went on numerous trail rides and wagon train trips.  He was the former president of Circle V Riding Club.  His favorite horse was April.  He also loved to play pool, fish and hunt.  He will be particularly missed by his many
Amish friends who traveled with him to so many places.  His many friends and family will also miss his stories about life growing up in the country long ago.

He is survived by his daughter:  Lori Hiller of Janesville; 1 grandson:  Trenton Hiller of Janesville;  1 brother:  Richard of Newville, Wis.; 4 sisters:  Martha (Harley) Hirschfield of Janesville, Mary Dull of Janesville, Evelyn Peterson of Lancaster, and Marlene Emery of Onalaska.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 son:  Tim Hiller; 4 infant siblings; and 2 adult sisters:  Alfreda Johnston and Judy Eichelt.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, March 20, at 2 PM at Kickapoo United Lutheran church at Folsome.   Pastor Chuck Miller will officiate. Burial will be in the South Kickapoo Cemetery .   Friends may call from 11 AM until time of services on Sunday at the church. Online condolences may be sent to

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02/27/2016 07:42 AM

Caroline Adams

img659.jpgCaroline Adams, 107, of Readstown, passed away on Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 at Vernon Manor in Viroqua.

She was born at Withee, Wisconsin on April 28, 1908 to John and Ella (Poggell) Nicholson.  She married Leonard Adams on June 13, 1929.  They farmed after their marriage.  Later on, Caroline worked in various restaurants and at the Vernon Memorial Hospital.  She belonged to Peace Lutheran Church and the Peace Lutheran WELCA.  She was also a  Twenty Year Member of the Viola American Legion Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her husband (in 1974), 1 son:  Billie Adams; 3 grand daughters:  Susan Schye, Avis Adams, and Camille Adams; 2 sons-in-law: Archie Nelson, Jr. and DeVon Sheldon; 3 brothers, and 5 sisters.

She is survived by 2 daughters:  Betty Nelson and Bonnie Sheldon, both of Viroqua; her grandchildren:  Gary (Deanna) Nelson, Janelle (Rodney) Olson, Francee Ostrem, Lori (Dan) Meske, Mary (Scott) Larson, Jeanette (Steve) Hase, Cheryl Sheldon, David Sheldon, Duane (Susan) Sheldon, Avery (Debbie) Adams, and Audrey (Ron) Johnson.; 40 great grandchildren, and 41 great great grandchildren; and two brothers:   Lawrence Nicholson of Arizona, and Bueford (Jean) Nicholson of Eau Claire.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 2 PM at Peace Lutheran Church in Readstown.  Pastor Chuck Miller will officiate and burial will be in the Readstown Cemetery.  Friends may call from 1 PM until time of services at the church.  Online condolences may be sent to

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02/20/2016 09:17 AM


img657.jpgSylvan Bernard Nundahl 91, of Viroqua, WI, died on February 20, 2016.

                   He was born July 4, 1924 to Tilman and Selma (Simonson) Nundahl on the Viroqua family farm.  

After being a Norwegian bachelor farmer for 50 years, he married Mabel (Vig), August, 1974 in Viroqua.

                   Sylvan was a lifelong member of Kickapoo United Lutheran Church and enjoyed sharing his skilled fiddling talent for over 75 years but only after milking his cows by hand and working in tobacco.

                   He was a truly a man of pure heart, and was caring to everyone.

                   Sylvan is survived by his sister, Burnelle (Nundahl) Crumrine; brother-in-law: Robert Crumrine,

and sister-in-law: Leona (Gordon) Nundahl;

nieces and nephews: Selma (Mike) Wright-Savage, Monte Crumrine, Linda (Bob) Morrison, Gene (Bonnie) Nundahl, Deb (Brad) Strupp; step-daughter: Cindy (Vig) Johnson; many great nephews and nieces, great-great nephews and nieces and several step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife: Mabel, brother: Gordon, and nephews: Tony Nundahl and Robert (Bobby) Crumrine.



A Celebration of Life will be held for him on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 1 PM at Kickapoo United Lutheran Church at Folsom. Pastor Chuck Miller will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery at a later date.Online condolences may be sent to

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02/20/2016 09:17 AM


img656.jpgGlen Lund, 64, of Soldiers Grove, passed away Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse.

He was born in Boscobel, Wis. on Nov. 5, 1951 to William and Mary (Groom) Lund.

In 1969, he graduated from North Crawford High School, where he was a great wrestler who went to State in 1968 and 1969.  He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and graduated from the Fox Valley Technical College in 1972.  He farmed for a number of years, raising many acres of tobacco.  He later went to work in road construction until his retirement in 2011.

He married Siri Davig in 1973. They had two children (William and Melissa). He later married Jeanie Sanders in 1994. They had two boys Jesse and Andrew, along with two step children Ron and Tara Sanders.

His hobbies included fishing, hunting, and cutting firewood for anybody who needed it.  He was known as “Mr. Cribbage”.  He raised fantastic gardens.

He is survived by three sons:  William (Heather) of Soldiers Grove, Jesse of Gays Mills, and Andrew of Gays Mills; one daughter:  Melissa of Madison; his mother Mary Lund of Boscobel; his grandchildren:  William and Vada Lund, Kayla Coy, Ethan and Emily Lein, and Alexis and Matthew Sanders; three brothers:  Greg (MaryJane) of Boscobel, Ed (Maggie) of Gays Mills, and Joe (Bernice) of Soldiers Grove; his special friend Siri Lund; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, and two brothers:  Gene and Randy.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 2 PM at Sime Funeral Home in Readstown. Pastor Chuck Miller will officiate. Friends may call on Thursday from 11 AM until time of services at 2 PM.  Online condolences may be sent to

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02/20/2016 09:16 AM


bell-charlotte-photo.jpgCharlotte Bell, 84, of Gays Mills, passed away on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 at Sannes Skogdalen Nursing Home in Soldiers Grove.

She was born near Soldiers Grove on August 14, 1931 to Dowaine and Mabel (Potts) Conley.  She worked at Peoples State Bank in Soldiers Grove for sixteen years. She married Lynn Bell, Jr. on May 29, 1965 at the Soldiers Grove Church of Christ. They farmed near Bell Center for many years.    In 1990 they moved to Gays Mills. Among her hobbies were reading, crossword puzzles, and scrabble.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1999, her parents, one brother–Reg Conley.

She is survived by one son:  Jamie (Julie) of Brillion, Wis.; one daughter:  Jo Ellen (Kevin) Rott; 5 grand children:  Taylor Mather, Mara ( Bell ) Veltus, McKenna Bell, Ciara Rott, Liam Rott; and 1 great grandson:  Zachary Mather.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Feb.  23, at 12 noon at the Sime Funeral Home in  Readstown. Friends may call from 10 AM until time of services.  Online condolences may be sent to

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02/03/2016 04:58 PM

William Ehorn

William Ehorn, 88, of Gays Mills, Wisconsin passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 at University Hospital in Madison.

             Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 at 11 AM at St. Philips Catholic Church at Rolling Ground. Father Zachary Beya will officiate and burial will be in the St. Philips Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 10 AM until time of services.

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01/27/2016 11:06 AM

Leo Paul Dull

dull-leo-paul-web-site-photo.pngLeo “Paul” Dull, 92, died at Hillview Nursing Home on January 26th 2016.
Paul was born on September 1st 1923 to Leo and Iva Dull in Crawford County.
He proudly served in the United States Army in WWII in the infantry as a sergeant and was awarded medals including the bronze star. After the war, he attended Western Wisconsin Technical School and graduated with a degree in woodworking.

He married his soulmate, Geraldine Nelson on August 10th 1947. Together they raised four children. Geraldine died on June 13th 2010.

Paul is survived by his children, Steven (Dawn) Dull , La Crosse,  Gary (Kim) Dull, Viroqua, Arlin Dull, La Crosse and Marcia (Bruce) Kendall, La Crosse.

He has a grand daughter, Jessica (Junior) Ellefson, Viola, four grandsons, Shawn (Donna) Dull, Peoria, Bradley Dull, Soldiers Grove, Eric Kendall, La Crosse, and Aron Kendall, Madison,  three great grandsons,  Davus, Corbin, and Anthony.

He survived by his sister, Ilene Glick, sister-in-laws, Shirley ( Daniel) Davis and Ruth Nelson.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and sister, Ruth McKittrick.
Paul will be greatly missed by his family and those who knew him. He gave a lifetime of carpentry to many people and organizations. He volunteered in many ways in the city of Readstown.
In heaven we know you will be with mom  dancing, fishing and catching up with your soulmate.

Family and friends are invited to a  memorial service on January 30th 2016 at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown, WI. Visitation will be from 2-4 PM, memorial service at 4 PM, followed by a military honor salute in the Readstown cemetery.

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