Sime Funeral Home Obituaries

06/21/2015 07:23 AM

Jeffrey Brown

 

            img626.jpg Jeffrey “Jeff” Brown, 56, of La Farge, Wisconsin, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Bland Bekkedal Hospice Center in Viroqua.

             He was born in Maine on November 4, 1958 to Mike and Jeanne (Smith) Brown.  He grew up mostly in Wisconsin. He first began working in Florida where he lived for about fifteen years.  In 1991, he returned to Wisconsin, where he took over the farm of his late grandparents Bernard and Jeanne Smith.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and trapping.

             He married Sheila Wilson on June 26, 1993, outside of the house he inherited.

             He is survived by his wife, Sheila of La Farge; 1 daughter:  Kayla of La Farge; 3 brothers:  David (Patti) Brown of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Jeremy Brown of Georgia, and Juan J. Martinez of North Dakota; and 2 sisters:  Amy (Don) Rabbiego of Horicon, Wisconsin, and Jennifer Martinez of Michigan.

             He was preceded in death by his parents.

             According to Jeff’s wishes there will be no services at this time, but rather there will be a celebration of life in his honor including family and friends.

             The family is being served by the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

             The family wishes to thank Dr. De Line, the La Farge Medical Clinic, and the Bland Bekkadal Hospice Center, and the staffs.

             Online condolences may be sent to simefuneralforum.com.

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06/18/2015 10:47 AM

Mary Hirschfield

hirschfield-mary-photo.jpgMary Hirschfield, 78,  of Readstown, passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2015, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse.

She was born December 3, 1936 at Viroqua Hospital to Lawrence and Ethel (Leahy) Kearney.  She grew up in the Liberty Pole, Rising Sun, and Nash Ridge area.  On June 29, 1963 she married Ronald G. Hirschfield.  They farmed together their entire life in the Readstown area. Mary was a homemaker and a farm wife until their retirement in 1996.  Mary’s passion in life was her children and grand children and her extended family. She was a warm and compassionate lady who welcomed everyone into their home.  Her children and grandchildren’s friends were also considered family.  Mary had the knack of finding good in everyone and had a true love of her Catholic faith.

Mary is survived by her three daughters:  Clarice (JIm) Zenner of Medford, Wis., Laurie (Brian) Copus of Readstown, and Rosie (John) McCullick of Readstown; she is further survived by five grandchildren Rachel and Larry Cramsey, Cory Copus, Emily (Adam) Copus, Brooke (Roy) McCullick, Melissa (Michael) McCullick, two great grandchildren:  Jeffrey Cramsey and Natalie Swenson; also survived by four brothers:  Joseph Kearney of Viroqua, John and Mikey Kearny of Janesville, Thomas and Lee Kearny of Lake City, Florida, Dennis (Bonnie) Kearney of Viroqua, and one sister Theresa Fortney of Viroqua; also survived by two sisters-in-law:  Barbara Silbaugh of Readstown and Gloria Whitewater of La Crosse, also two brothers-in-law: Duane (Bonnie) Hirschfield of Viola, and Neil (Marsha) Jennings of La Crosse, along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, one son: Ronald “Bud” Hirschfield, Jr., her parents, and two brothers:; William and Larry

Funeral services will be held 10 AM on Monday June 22 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church inGays Mills. Father Zachary Beya will officiate. Burial will be in the Readstown Cemetery. Friends may call at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown from 4 to 7 PM on Sunday June 21, and on Monday at the church from 9 AM until time of services.

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06/17/2015 04:34 PM

Curtis Dull

Curtis L. “Curt” Dull, 83, of Machesney Park, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2015, in his home. Born Oct. 13, 1931, in Soldiers Grove, Wis., the son of Jay and Pearl (Martin) Dull. Married Vivian M. Crumrine on Aug. 25, 1950, in Viroqua, Wis. Employed as an inspector by Sundstrand for 30 years, retiring in 1984. Member of Beth Eden United Methodist Church. Avid Green Bay Packer and Chicago Cub fan and of course, enjoyed horse racing. Survivors include his wife, Vivian; sons, Tom Dull, Randy (Ruth) Dull and Ken Dull; brother, Gordon (Margery) Dull; step-brother, Robert (Burnelle) Crumrine; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild on the way; sister-in-law, Charlene Monroe; numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents; step-mother, Clara Delap; brother, Harland Dull; sisters, Merle (Ethra) Gander and Alma (Beuford) Davenport. Family wishes to thank Larry and Anna May Davenport, Selma Wright, Heartland Hospice and 7th Floor nurses at SwedishAmerican Hospital and for their tender care. Service at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 18, in Delehanty Funeral Home, Ltd., 401 River Lane, Loves Park. Entombment in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established.

 

Curtis L. “Curt” Dull, 83, of Machesney Park, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2015, in his home. Born Oct. 13, 1931, in Soldiers Grove, Wis., the son of Jay and Pearl (Martin) Dull. Married Vivian M. Crumrine on Aug. 25, 1950, in Viroqua, Wis. Employed as an inspector by Sundstrand for 30 years, retiring in 1984. Member of Beth Eden United Methodist Church. Avid Green Bay Packer and Chicago Cub fan and of course, enjoyed horse racing. Survivors include his wife, Vivian; sons, Tom Dull, Randy (Ruth) Dull and Ken Dull; brother, Gordon (Margery) Dull; step-brother, Robert (Burnelle) Crumrine; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild on the way; sister-in-law, Charlene Monroe; numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents; step-mother, Clara Delap; brother, Harland Dull; sisters, Merle (Ethra) Gander and Alma (Beuford) Davenport. Family wishes to thank Larry and Anna May Davenport, Selma Wright, Heartland Hospice and 7th Floor nurses at SwedishAmerican Hospital and for their tender care. Service at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 18, in Delehanty Funeral Home, Ltd., 401 River Lane, Loves Park. Entombment in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established. For more information, visit delehantyfh.com. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/rrstar/obituary.aspx?n=curtis-dull&pid=175087745&fhid=19010#sthash.VEdf9NtX.vKKGJtVc.dpuf

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06/17/2015 04:28 PM

Allan E. Kegley

Allan Edgar Kegley, 86, of Janesville, WI died at his home on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. He was born on March 2, 1929 in Menominee, WI, the son of Rev. Vern and Helen (Smith) Kegley. At age of two his father passed away. His mother and he then moved to Soldiers Grove, WI and lived with his grandparents, Ross and Ella (Warren) Smith. His mother worked at Lowery’s Variety Store and her parents were helpful in raising Allan. He attended Soldiers Grove schools and graduated in 1947. On October 16, 1949 he was united in marriage to Aileen (Sime) at the Lutheran parsonage in Mt. Sterling, WI. It was a double wedding with Lawrence Olson and Barbara (Ford). Out of this marriage they were blessed with two daughters, Linda M and Marsha A. Allan was employed by the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co. for many years where he was an assistant manager and manager. Upon his learning that the stores would be closing in this area, he took and passed a civil service test for the United States Postal Service. He was employed for over 26 years as a letter carrier retirng on December 2, 1992. Over the years, Allan and Aileen lived in Soldiers Grove, Readstown, Viroqua Baraboo, Tomah and Janesville. On May 12, 1929 he was baptized in the United Methodist Church. Thru adulthood he took instructions and joined the Lutheran faith in 1949 in Soldiers Grove, WI. He was a avid hunter, fisherman and loved to golf and bowl. He also loved to travel to various states and countries with friends and family.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Aileen, two daughters, Linda Howell (John Deal) of Readstown and Marsha (Ethan) Jones of Janesville, three grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren all of Readstown, his beloved dogs, Kira and Sadie, also his step-sister, Joanne, many wonderful neighbors and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, in-laws, brother and sister in law, step brothers and step sisters.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 20, 2015 at First Lutheran Church, 612 N. Randall Ave., with Rev. Naomi Garber officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 19th at Henke-Clarson Funeral Home, Janesville. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday June 22nd at the Readstown Cemetery, Readstown, WI.
“A special thank you to Dr. Shekani, Amanda and Mercy Hospice for all of their kind care. “
“Blessed be the memory of Allan E. Kegley”

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06/12/2015 01:59 PM

Dennis Rives

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Dennis Rives, 67, of Readstown, passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Gundersen Lutheran medical Center in La Crosse, Wis.

                  He was born on October 28, 1947 to Albert Leland and Rosemary (Allen) Rives in Greenfield, Illinois. 

                  Dennis is survived by his wife Marilyn, his four children, daughter Jill Rives of Farmville, Virginia; sons-Scott (Angie) Rives of Jacksonville, Illinois; Erik Rives of Trenton, Illinois; Jason (Stacy) Rives of New Baden, Illinois; stepsons- Thor Borreson of Readstown, Wisconsin and Thad Borreson of Fort Campbell, Kentucky.  His grandchildren include Brandon and Josh Rives of Farmville, Virginia; Taegan Rives of Jacksonville, Illinois; Landon Rives of New Baden, Illinois; his step grandchildren  McKinzie, Hunter, and Miley Hancock of New Baden, Illinois.

                  Also surviving are:  two sisters Shari (Jim) of Diamond City, Arkansas, and Gena (Craig) Gorman of Auburn, Illinois, and three brothers, Richard (Sheila) Rives of Jacksonville, Illinois; William (Cathy) Rives of Columbia, Missouri, and Randy Rives of Diamond City, Arkansas; brother-in-law Dennis Schneberger Decorah, IA, two sisters-in-law  Sharon (Todd) Ransom, of Mason City, IA, and Nancy (Kevin) Buchlet of Fort Atkinson, IA.  His mother-in-law Marcie Schneberger of Fort Atkinson, IA. Also many nieces and nephews.

                  He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Jerry and Kevin and sister Susan and Father-in-law Leroy Schneberger.

                  Dennis graduated from Triopia High School in Concord, Illinois, in 1965 and joined the US Navy right after graduation.  He served three tours of duty in Vietnam and served in the Navy a total of eleven years.  He received an Associate’s degree in Business from Kaskaskia College in Centralia, Illinois.

                  Dennis worked as a conductor on the Illinois Central Railroad before his last tour of duty in Vietnam, but spent most of his life self-employed in sales and promotional advertising.  He managed a fleet of trucks delivering pharmaceuticals for eight years before he started his transportation service for the Amish community developing many good friendships.  He enjoyed golfing, fishing, watching football, basketball, and baseball games.  Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

                  Funeral services will be held at 6 PM on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 PM until 6 PM.  Military rites will be performed by the William A. Schoville Post #220 of the American Legion from Soldiers Grove.  Burial will be in Illinois at a later date.

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06/10/2015 06:51 PM

Cora Renee Davidson

corine.jpgCora Renee (Corine) Davidson, of Soldiers Grove, passed away on  June 10th,  2015 at Viroqua hospital.

She was born August 29, 1927, on the family farm in Crow Hollow outside of Gays Mills to Roy & Dessie (Davis) Turk.  She graduated from Soldiers Grove High School.  Dad asked Mom to the prom his junior year and the rest is history.  She married Irving Davidson, Jr on April 12, 1946 and was married for 58 years. Corine and Irv ran Davidson’s Dugout cafe in Soldiers Grove for many years and they worked together at the Army Ammunition plant in Baraboo until they retired and moved back to Soldiers Grove.  When we kids were in school everyone in town knew if there was a game, a concert or anything that we were involved in, the Dugout was closed during that time.   They worked together most of their married life.

She was an active member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Soldiers Grove teaching Conformant level Sunday school, served on the Church Council and on the Ruth Circle.  She was an active Member of the American Legion Unit 220 Auxiliary for 57 years.  Corine was an avid golfer having two holes in one and a subpar round which is one below par for the course.  She loved music, her computer, to play cards and games,  her trips to Florida for the winter and mostly spending time with her family.  She was Aunt Corky to all her nieces and nephews.

She is survived by her son James (Sharon) Davidson, Janesville, WI, her daughter Barbara (Warren) Tompkins, Marshall, WI ,her Grandchildren Rob (Jennifer) Davidson, Carmel, IN, Bob (Jennifer) Turnmire, Sun Prairie, WI,  Corey (Jessica) Turnmire, Edgerton, WI,  Great Grandchildren, Amanda & Cassidy Davidson, Tyra & Bobbie Turnmire,  Teegan Turnmire and Britiany (Chris) Cross.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Irving, son Harold Lee Davidson, her parents and her sisters Ruth, Dot, Mae and brother Paul and their spouses.

Funeral Services will be held  Saturday June 13, 2015,  at Ours Saviors Lutheran church in Soldiers Grove with Pastor Lorie Betz officiating.  Friends may call from  10:00 am  to 12:00 pm with the service starting at noon. The Soldiers Grove Legion Auxiliary will also have a program during the funeral service.

The Sime Funeral Home of Readstown will be assisting the family

Burial will be at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Soldiers Grove following the service.

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06/07/2015 07:36 AM

Rhonda Schendel

img624.jpgRhonda Rae Schendel was born from the loving union of her parents, Raymond and Connie Hadley (Hill) on April 9, 1957 in Beloit, Wisconsin. Rhonda spent much of her youth between the Kickapoo Valley, Beloit, and briefly in Minnesota with her family. Through a chance meeting at a relatives house Rhonda was introduced to Tom Schendel, and after a brief courtship they were joined in marriage in Readstown on October 7, 1978. Rhonda took great joy in children and was a strong mother figure to many in her life including her youngest brother Dustin. In 1989 Tom and Rhonda welcomed their first child Emily into their lives, and shortly after in 1990 their son Patrick.

Rhonda was a fiercely strong woman, who always spoke her mind, but her heart was intensely soft. Her compassion led her to a long career in nursing. Rhonda began working as a C.N.A. in the 1970’s and later graduated from Black Hawk College in Janesville as a Registered Nurse. During her career she took many different paths, working at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford, Ill; Rock County Health Care System in Janesville, Wi; Franciscan Skemp in LaCrosse Wi, but it was at Vernon Manor in Viroqua, where her work was most fulfilling with the care of elderly adults, something she always truly enjoyed. Rhonda is remembered as a hard working, and loving nurse. Always ensuring dignity, respect and care for her patients. One of her often heard quotes was “always remember this is someone’s family member and you should treat them how you would like your own to be treated.”

Throughout her life, Rhonda’s greatest pleasures came from spending time with her family. Many summers were spend in Hayward with her husband and children where you could usually find her sitting on the dock, book in hand and pole in the water. Rhonda was a avid reader and it was a pass time she was proud to say she passed on to her children.

In 2008 Rhonda suffered a stroke which left her disabled. Through this hardship though, Rhonda never lost her sense of humor and could usually be heard cracking jokes, playing with her beloved Jack Russell “Frankie” and never letting people forget that she was still a RN. Rhonda passed away at Gunderson Lutheran in La Crosse in the early morning hours of Saturday, June 6 with her loving husband Tom by her side, after a bout with illness that had plagued her for months previous.

Rhonda is survived by her father Raymond Hadley Sr., husband Tom, daughter Emily and son Patrick; Sisters Barb Edge, Eve (Terry) Alexander, Hiedi (Brian) Lawerence, and brothers Raymond (Lois) Hadley Jr and Dustin Hadley as well as many nieces and nephews, extended family, friends, and her special dog “Frankie.”

Rhonda is preceded in death by her mother Connie Hadley, niece Johanna Hadley, nephew Todd Alexander, mother and father in-law Bonnie and Tom Schendel Sr.; close friends Deb Sagmoen and Rona Turnmire as well as aunts, uncles and grandparents.

 

Services for Rhonda will be held at Sime Funeral Home in Readstown. Visitation at 10 a.m. and Funeral at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10.

Online condolences may be sent to simefuneralforum.com. 

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05/21/2015 01:52 PM

Randy Byl

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Randy Byl, 57, of Soldiers Grove, passed away on Thursday, May 21, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center with his wife and family by his side.

He was born in Freeport, Illinois on April 24, 1958 to Mervin and Esther (Pyle) Byl.  He graduated from North Crawford High School in 1976.  On September 18, 1976 he married Arlene Clason at North Clayton United Methodist Church.

He worked at Advance Transformer for 13 years.  Later he worked at Scot Industries in Muscoda and Holy Cow Cattle Company in Blue River.  For the past 18 years he worked for Sunrise Orchards in Gays Mills.  All of his life he had a love of farming.  In his early years he loved to go hunting, fishing, and ride horses.  He had a special love for the holidays and making children happy by being “Santa’s Helper”.  He was a member of the Soldiers Grove Fire Department for 35 years.  He was also a member of the Soldiers Grove Lions Club and a member of the Sons of the American Legion in Soldiers Grove.

He is survived by his wife Arlene of Soldiers Grove; 2 sons:  Dustin (Jennifer) and Joshua (Amy) all of Soldiers Grove; 4 grandchildren:  Thomas, Miranda, Bentley, and Alexis; 1 brother:  Paul (Rose) Byl of Pecatonica, Illinois, and 1 sister:  Pamela Smith of Loves Park, Illinois; and also many nieces, nephews, and other friends and relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a nephew:  Logan Clason; and the family dog PJ.

Funeral services will be held on 11 A.M. on Monday, May 25, 2015 at North Clayton United Methodist Church.  Pastor Lorie Betz and Wayne Goplin will officiate. Burial will be in the North Clayton Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church on Sunday May 24, from 4 until 7 PM and on Monday from 10 A.M. until time of services.  The family is being served by the Sime Funeral Home of Readstown

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05/11/2015 11:59 AM

Shirley Knutson

Shirley Mae Knutson, 81, of Janesville died shortly after arrival at Mercy Hospital & Trauma Center Friday, May 8, 2015. She was born in Readstown, WI in Vernon County on June 3, 1933, the daughter of Douglas and Mary (Stone) Chroninger. She graduated from Readstown High School in 1951 and married Arlen Knutson on July 25, 1953. He died on November 28, 2002. Shirley was employed over the years at the tobacco warehouse in Readstown, Freeman Shoe Company, Admiral Corporation, Parker Pen Company and retired from Moore Seafood. She was a member of First Lutheran Church. She was an avid doll collector, enjoyed making porcelain dolls, crocheting, sewing, cooking, doing Norwegian baking, reading, watching hummingbirds and traveling but above all she enjoyed being with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Survivors are five daughters, Ramona L. (John) Maske of Milton, twins, Denise M. (Tom) Barlass and Diane M. (Greg) Harrier both of Janesville, Julie A. (Nolan) Turnmire of Readstown, Michelle K. Danks of Janesville, 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren two brothers, Donald and Duane Chroninger, three sisters, Louise Whittingham, Lynn Morrow and Sheila Stone, numerous nieces , nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband and parents, Shirley was preceded in death by six brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be Monday, May 11, 2015 from 4 to 6 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 612 N. Randall Avenue, Janesville followed by funeral services at the church at 6 p.m. Monday. Rev. James Melvin will officiate. Graveside services and burial will be at noon Tuesday, May 12th in the Readstown, WI Cemetery. The Knutson family is being assisted by Henke-Clarson Funeral Home, Janesville and Sime Funeral Home in Readstown.

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05/09/2015 06:42 AM

Patricia Schoville

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Patricia Schoville, 81, of Soldiers Grove, passed away on Friday, May 8, 2015 at the Sannes Skogdalen Nursing Home in Soldiers Grove.

             She was born on May 23, 1933 in Soldiers Grove to Tillman and Rebecca (Hooverson) Swiggum.  She married Richard Schoville on Nov. 21, 1951 at her family farm.  After marriage, they lived in Baraboo and later Beloit for a time.  They returned to the Soldiers Grove area where they have lived and farmed most of their married lives. She worked for many years at the Soldiers Grove Post Office,  retiring in 1996 as Post Master.  About the time of her retirement they became “snowbirds” in Florence, Arizona for over twenty years.

             She was a sixty year member of the Wm. A. Schoville Post #220 American Legion Post Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing cards, doing cross stitch, and watching birds. For a while she sold lefsa in stores as “Patty’s Lefsa Kitchen”.

             She is survived by her husband:  Richard of Soldiers Grove; 1 son:  Teddy (Jennifer) Schoville of Soldiers Grove; 2 daughters:  Jennifer Schoville of Fayetteville, N.C., and Julie Schoville of Beloit; 3 grandchildren:  Jacob Schoville of Madison, Michelle (Chad) Meeker of Avoca, and Mitchell McClintic of Beloit; 2 great grandchildren:  Kolton McCorkle, and Kasey Layton; Marla Walsh was a great friend and helper to her; she is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

             She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters:  Marion Shaw and Betty Jo Showen, and 1 brother:  Rheo Swiggum.

             A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2015 beginning at 1 PM at the Old Oak Inn in Soldiers Grove. Pastor Keith Schoville will officiate.  Memorials may be given to the North Crawford Rescue Squad or to the charity of their choice.

             Online condolences may be sent to simefuneralforum.com.

 

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