Sime Funeral Home Obituaries

12/09/2016 07:00 AM

Gary Glass

GARY GLASS

Gary Glass, of Readstown, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 at his home.

Funeral services will be announced later by the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown.

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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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10/04/2016 08:10 AM

Amy Tate

AMY TATE

 

 

 

            Amy Marie (Maleszewski) Tate, 50, of Readstown, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 1, 2016. She lost her brave battle with cancer at the Bland Bekkedal Center for Hospice Care in Viroqua surrounded by loved ones.

 

            She was the youngest of nine children, born in Chipley, Florida on December 14, 1965 to Edward and Catherine (Pippin) Maleszewski.  She was married Robert Tate, but they later divorced. 

           

She is survived by her three children, two sons and one daughter, whom she dearly loved:  Robert Brandon Tate and Justin Lee Tate and, both of Chattanooga, Tennessee;

  Caitlyn Marie (Tate) Hudson of Knoxville, Tennesee; one granddaughter: Kennedy Grace Hudson; one brother Edward (Buddy) Maleszewski; six sisters:  Judy Craparo, Catherine Cummings, Jeannie Pellicciotti, Mary Lynn Martin, Teresa Fleming, and Sandy Cano.

            She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, John Anthony (Tony) Maleszewski.

 

            Amy was a homemaker and was employed at Star Valley Flowers before becoming ill.  She enjoyed working with her hands, croqueting, and playing table games.  She loved listening to music and also had a great sense of humor—only she could get a doctor’s prescription for an ice cream cone (chocolate-on-chocolate, to be exact) and claim how “raw tomatoes” were the only thing she was allergic to.  She was definitely one of a kind and will be greatly missed by family and friends.

 

Honoring her request, Amy’s remains will be cremated.  A small service and celebration of her life is being planned for a later date. The Sime Funeral Home of Readstown is serving the family.

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10/04/2016 07:37 AM

Dorothy Springer

img034.jpgDorothy Springer, 81, of La Farge, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016 at Vernon Memorial Hospital.

She was born on June 6, 1935 in West Allis, Wisconsin to Elmer and Corrine (Whght) Springer.

She lived inWest Allis for a number of years. She later moved to Milwaukee. She attended Shady Hill

She later moved to Watertown. In recent years she has lived in LaFarge.

She enjoyed painting and art work. She also liked to play bingo.

 

She is survived by one son: Dale Gortz of West Allis and two grandchildren; she is also survived by her sister Rosa Geller of Viroqua.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and 1 sister Coreen Faith Webber.

Funeral services will be held at Living Faith Church in Viroqua on Friday, oct. 7, 2016 at 2 PM. Friends may call at the church from 1 PM until time of services. Pastor Dale Tolzman will officiate. Burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Soldiers Grove. The Sime Funeral Home of Readstown is serving the family.

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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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