Sime Funeral Home Obituaries

01/15/2017 06:57 AM

Grayselda “Grace” Clark

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Grayselda “Grace” Clark, 77, of Viola, passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Gundersen Medical Center in LaCrosse.

She was born on January 25, 1939 in Joliet, Illinois to Malcolm and Myrtle (Johnson) Frederick.  She graduated from Dwight, Illinois Township High School and Illinois State Normal University.

On November 18, 1961 she married Wesley Clark at the Lawndale Lutheran church in Colfax, Illinois.  Grace taught in Japan while Wesley was stationed there in the U.S. Army.  When they returned to the United States they were herdscouple for Myown Guernsey Farm, Chenoa, Illinois.  In 1965, they began their own Guernsey herd and farmed at Colfax, Illinois.  In 1975, they relocated to their current location of Viola, Wisconsin.

Her passion for farming and working with youth surfaced as General Leader and Dairy Project Leader for the Readstown Ramblers 4-H Club.  Many young people enjoyed and appreciated her efforts.  Working with dairy producers became a specialty as she was a field representative for several local cheese manufacturing operations and milk marketing cooperatives.  Her expertise was further appreciated as she became a Food Inspector for eighteen years for the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (WDATCP) until her retirement.  After retirement, she became more active with Peace Lutheran Church in Readstown, serving in many capacities.

She is survived by her husband Wesley of Viola; her son:  Darrel of Viola; 1 grandson:  Spencer; 1 brother:  James (Sheila) Frederick of Taylors, South Carolina;  her sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Evelyn and Delmer Thedens; and nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 11 AM at Peace Lutheran Church in Readstown. Pastor Chuck Miller will officiate and burial will be in the Sugar Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church on Friday from 4 to 8 PM and on Saturday from 10 AM until time of services.  The Sime Funeral Home in Readstown is serving the family.

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01/10/2017 03:32 PM

GENEVA JACOBSON

img040.jpgGeneva Jacobson, 92, of Viroqua, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 at Bethel Home in Viroqua.

            She was born on June 12, 1924 in LaFarge to Ace and Dessie (Clark) Strait.  She married Kermit Jacobson in 1942. He passed away in 1972.  They farmed in rural Ferryville for many years. She moved to Gays Mills in 1985. 

            Geneva was a wonderful cook and homemaker.  She also loved growing flowers.  One of her great joys was keeping her nieces and nephews as guests on their farm.  She delighted the little girls with tea parties and in baking their mud pies. She was known as an excellent housekeeper despite cooking for threshers and taking the time to bake mud pies for her nieces.  She never had any children, but all her life she had a close and loving relationship with her niece Sharen Thoftne.

            In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters:  Glen Strait, Della Dregne, Annabelle Martin/Jacobson, and Clifford Strait.

            Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 1 PM at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown.  Pastor Roy Tellier will officiate. Burial will be in the Chapel Hill Cemetery in LaFarge.   Friends may call at the funeral home from noon until time of services on Saturday.

           

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01/02/2017 09:44 AM

Donna McCormick

img038.jpgDonna McCormick, 79, of Menasha, formerly of Madison, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016 at her home.

            She was born on Jan. 16, 1937 in Excelsior, Wis. to James and Mardella (Dyer) Flynn. She graduated from Boscobel High School in 1954.  She married Paul McCormick on October 31, 1959 at St. Philips Catholic Church at Rolling Ground. 

After their marriage, they lived for a while in Port Washington, Wis. They later moved to Madison and Monona.  They both worked at the Burr Oak Bowling Alley on Park Street for a lot of years.  During this time, they both loved to bowl and dance to country and western music. After retirement, they moved to Monona.  After Paul’s death, Donna moved to Menasha, first in her own apartment and later with her daughter Mary.

QVC was her number one hobby. She also enjoyed gardening and flowers.

She is survived by three daughters:  Tracy (Ken) Byl of Soldiers Grove, Mary (friend, Mike) Gorzelitz of Menasha, and Marcy (Steve) Salmon of Mazomanie; her grandchildren:  Jason, Heidi, Kenneth, John, Trevor, Bryce, and Max; her great grandchildren:  Maylee, Gracie, Thais, Carson, Kenlinn, Jacion, and Kasen; her sister:  Betty Fry of Monona; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband (in 1992), her daughter Paula (1982), 3 brothers:  Laddie, Larry, and Jimmy Flynn; and her son-in-law:  Matthew Gorzelitz.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 6, 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 on Friday from 9 AM until time of services.  The Sime Funeral Home of Readstown is serving the family.

 

 

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12/13/2016 08:33 AM

John Lamperis

John George Lamperis, 61, of Soldiers Grove, Wis.,  formerly of Chicago, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016 at his home.

            He was the loving father of George and Sophia Lamperis. Former husband of Amber Hernandez. Dear brother of Valerie (Doug) Green. Cherished son of the late George J. and Mary, nee Karasis, Lamperis. Beloved nephew, uncle, cousin and friend of many. Our sincere thanks to John’s friend Steve Fortney and family of Soldiers Grove, WI. Visitation Thursday from 4:00 pm to 9:00pm at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home 6150 N. Cicero Ave. Chicago. Family and friends will meet Friday at the funeral home for service at 10:30 am. Interment Elmwood Cemetery. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by ADINAMIS & CORLISS Funeral Directors, Ltd. 773-736-3833.  Local arrangements are with the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown.

 

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12/09/2016 07:00 AM

Gary Glass

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Gary Glass,70, of Readstown, Wis., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 at his home.  He battled lung cancer for 7 and a half years.

 

            He was born in Viroqua, Wis. on March 20, 1946 to Morgan and Nina (Galbreath) Glass.  He married Joan Howell on April 4, 1964.  He was an over the road semi-truck owner and operator.  He loved to vacation in Florida.  He also loved to feed the birds, to go fishing, hunting, and camping.  He enjoyed gardening and playing soft ball with the grand kids.  He loved to watch westerns on television.  He also raised cattle and his furry friends, the two dogs Aaron and Rodgers.  Gary also loved the Green Bay Packers.

            He is survived by his wife:  Joan; one daughter:  Christina (Brian) Ausloos; his sons:  Travis (Carissa Watters), Kelly, and Kyle (Jen Roh); thirteen grandchildren and step grandchildren; one great granddaughter; one brother:  Jim (Bev) Glass; three sisters:  Crystal Glick, Mary (Gary) Alexander, and Jean Lisney (special friend Gary Adams);his mother in law: Alice Arlene Howell ( a special friend Jim Riley); one brother in law: Rodney (Roxanne) Howell; four sisters-in-law: Judy (Richard) Nelson, Janet Coleman, Lyndal (Bill) Glass, and Gloria (John) Glass. and many nieces and nephews.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers:  John and Bill, and three sisters:  Gladys Jones, Barbara Hutchison, and Helen Clark.

 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016 at Lighthouse Baptist Church at 321 N. Rock Ave in Viroqua at 11 AM. Pastor Chad Wagner will officiate. Friends may call at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown on Friday, Dec. 16 from 5 to 7 PM and at the church on Saturday from 10 AM until time of services.

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12/05/2016 11:05 AM

Hazel Dull

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Hazel Dull, 93, of Soldiers Grove Wisconsin passed away on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 at Sannes Skogdalen Nursing Home in Soldiers Grove.

            She was born in Soldiers Grove on January 27, 1923 to Tillman and Beatric (Hoffland) Knutson.  She graduated from Soldiers Grove High School. She married Omar Dull on June 24, 1943 at the First Methodist Parsonage in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.  They farmed in the Soldiers Grove area until 1955, then moved to Viola where they also farmed.  In 1968, they moved to Westby where they farmed until 1981. In 1990, they moved to Warrens.  Omar passed away in 1997.

            She is survived by one son:  Richard (Jo) of Rochester, Minnesota; three sisters:  Tolene Buroker, Lorraine Davig, and Betty Finley all of Soldiers Grove; three brothers in law:  Raymond Fortney, Harold Dull, and Roderick Olson; one sister-in-law:  Maxine Dull of Sun Prairie; one aunt:  Rosella Shaw of Colorado; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

            In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; one brother:  Lawrence Knutson; three sisters:  Genevieve Thoftne, Emma Fortney, and Patty Olson.

            Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 1 PM at the Soldiers Grove American Legion Hall.  Pastor Wayne Rayner will officiate and burial will be held in the North Clayton Cemetery. Friends may call at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown on Friday from 5 to 7 PM and at the Legion Hallon Saturday from noon until time of services.

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11/29/2016 07:52 AM

Bobbie Perry

Bobbie Perry,  of Albuquerque, New Mexico, formerly of Readstown, passed away in Albuquerque.  The body was cremated and he will be buried at a later date at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.  The Sime Funeral Home of Readstown is serving the family.

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11/29/2016 07:49 AM

Avery Holton

Avery Holton, of Beloit, formerly of Soldiers Grove, passed away on Oct. 10, 2016 in Beloit. Graveside services were held on Nov. 19, at North Clayton Cemetery. The Sime Funeral Home served the family in local arrangements.

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11/20/2016 06:22 PM

Ardell Suiter

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Ardell Suiter, 84, of Warrens, Wis., formerly of Park View Court in Viroqua, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in LaCrosse.

She was born on August 29, 1932 on Rush Creek, near Ferryville, Wis., to Herman and Inez (Copus) Mellem.  She married Gaylord Suiter, he passed away in 1973.

After marriage, they farmed with Gaylord’s parents for a while. They later moved to Viroqua, where Gaylord drove milk truck and Ardell drove bulk truck, did babysitting, worked in the tobacco warehouse, worked at the Viking Inn, and did home health care for the Bethel Home.  Her hobbies included reading, garage sales, and auctions.

She is survived by two sons:  Steven (JoDell) of Mt. Carroll, Illinois, Stuart (Lori) of Madison; three daughters:  Susan King of LaCrosse, Sarah (Ron) Stolzman of Warrens, Wis, and Shelly Suiter (Ron Driscoll) of Westby; nine grandchildren, eight great grandchildren; one brother Elling Mellem of Cheyenne, Wyoming; and five sisters:  Lila Zogg of Viroqua, Sharon DeWitt of Viroqua, Diane Kirkeeng of West Salem, Darlene Mellem of Janesville, and Ruth Kronning of Soldiers Grove.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gaylord, her parents, one son:  Scott, one brother Arvid “Pete” Mellem, and one son-in-law:  Steve Nelson.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 26, at 2 PM at Franklin Lutheran church at Folsom.  Pastor Pete Beckstrand will officiate. Burial will be in the Franklin Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown on Friday from 5 to 7 PM and on Saturday at the church from noon until time of services.

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10/15/2016 10:47 AM

Lawrence Ehorn

LAWRENCE EHORN

Lawrence Ehorn, 85, of Madison, passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at his home.

           

            He was born on April 13, 1931 n La Crosse, Wisconsin to William and Gertrude (Fleming) Ehorn.   He attended Gays Mills High School after which he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was stationed in Germany. 

            After his military service he attended Madison Business College.  He eventually went to work for the Vita Plus company.

 

            Larry Ehorn joined Vita Plus in 1961 and served as production manager, accounting associate and then purchasing manager until his retirement.  Larry also held the position of Vice President and Secretary of Vita Plus during his career. Larry was a member of the management team formed in 1975, that included Lyle Hill, Ed Gustafson, Art Palmer (all now deceased) and Bob Tramburg, that led Vita Plus until 1986 when the employee stock ownership plan was formed and Bob Tramburg assumed his current role of CEO and President in 1987.                        

 Larry retired from Vita Plus in 1999.

 

He is survived by his sister:  Eunice (Gerold) Brown of Milwaukee, and four nieces and nephews:  Jerry William Brown of Fairfax Station, Virginia, Lawrence Brown of West Hills, California, Trudi Hallinan of Evanston, Illinois, Julee Tanner of Seattle, Washington.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, William.

 

 

            Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 10 AM at St. Philips Catholic church at Rolling Ground (south of Soldiers Grove).  Friends may call from 9:30 AM until time of services. Father Zachary Beya is officiating and burial will be in the church cemetery. The Sime Funeral Home of Readstown is serving the family.

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