Sime Funeral Home Obituaries

05/24/2016 09:45 AM

LARRY GAGE

gage-larry-photo.jpgLARRY GAGE

Larry Gage, 69, formerly of Waterloo, Iowa, died suddenly of natural causes at his farm in Soldiers Grove, WI.  instead of in his bass boat fishing as he so hoped.

Larry Gage was born on March 22, 1947 in Waterloo to Chuck and Charlotte (Ridgeway) Gage, Sr.

He attended Orange Public School.

Larry served in the Vietnam War and was a proud U.S. Army Ranger.  He was awarded two Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart.

He was an accomplished salesman who worked for several successful businesses specializing in tool and die equipment, and HVAC steam systems.

Larry married Lana Sergeant and they had three daughters Tina Gage, Amy (Aaron) Mishler, Kara Gage-Wolf, they later divorced.  Larry married Adrienne  Cruz in 1993 and they have one son Danton Gage.  He is also survived by two siblings:  Chuck Gage and  Beverly Penne.  Larry was a beloved grandfather to five grandchildren:  Emily  Gage, Gage Walter, Bobbi Wolf, Aden Gage-Rolf, and Andrew Gage; and four great grandchildren Dayton Gage, Jamiah Malone, Serenity Malone, and Jeremy Malone, Jr.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was a lifetime member of B.A.S.S and a district director of Fishers of Men National Tournament Trail.  He was  also a member of the
American Legion, and  the Wisconsin State Horse Council (of which he was District 5 Vice President).

Larry worked hard to support his family, particularly Adrienne’s horse hobby. He was also an avid snowmobiler  who also enjoyed camping, and hunting.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Soldiers Grove Church of Christ and  The American Legion.

Friends may call on Thursday, May 26, from 4 to 7 PM at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown. Burial will be in Iowa next week.

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05/13/2016 10:22 AM

AUDREY LARSON

larson-audrey-photo.jpgAudrey Larson, 86 of Soldiers Grove, passed away from pulmonary fibrosis on Friday May 13, 2016 at Vernon Manor in Viroqua.

She is survived by her husband: Don Larson of Soldiers Grove; her children:  Mary (Glenn) Wittenberg of Fargo, N.D., Al (Terri) Larson of Reedsburg, Susie (Mark) Janney of Onalaska, Sandi (Ron) Hurm of Appleton, Bob (Heidi) Larson of Sauk City, and Jim (Lori) Larson of Chaska, MN; 1 sister:  Betty Dobbs of Richland Center; 1 brother-in-law:  Ken (Betty) Larson of Rochester, MN.; 1 sister-in-law: Margaret Larson of Viroqua; 12 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents:  Lloyd and Myrle Hartley, her in-laws:  Ralph and Pearl Larson; her brothers:  Leland Hartley, Derrold Hartley, and wife Ruth, and brothers-in-law:  Gaylord Dobbs and Keith Larson.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 1 PM at Sugar Grove Church of Christ.  Pastor Dennis Johnson and Pastor Larry Moser will officiate. Burial will be in the Manning Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 10 AM until time of services.

In lieu of flowers memorials to the North Crawford Rescue Squad and the Norma J. Vinger Center for Breast Cancer.

Online condolences may be sent to simefuneralforum.com.

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05/13/2016 10:21 AM

ROGER SALMON

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Roger W. Salmon, 78, of Soldiers Grove, WI peacefully passed away at his home on Friday, May 13th 2016.

He was born August 3rd,1937 in Richland Center, WI to Estin and Velma (Banta) Salmon of Soldiers Grove, WI.  Roger attended Soldiers Grove High School, he went on to join the United States Naval Force and served for four years.  He was then united in marriage to Patricia George of Soldiers Grove, on November 4th, 1961.  To this marriage 2 sons were born, Roger Jr. and Todd.

Roger began work as a heavy equipment operator over the road.  He then went on to work for the Crawford County Highway Department for 29 years, until his retirement. After retiring he worked for Sunrise Orchards where he drove tractor hauling apples, which he greatly enjoyed.  He was an avid member of the North Crawford Rescue Squad for 35+ years, 10 of which he was President.  He also served 25 years on the Soldiers Grove Fire Department, 10 of which he was Fire Chief.

Roger’s hobbies throughout his life included hunting, fishing, camping and playing cards which he mostly enjoyed doing with his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandson.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Patty.  1 son, Todd (Lisa) Salmon of Soldiers Grove. 5 grandchildren, Jill Salmon of Soldiers Grove, Heather Salmon of Gays Mills, Amber Salmon of Madison, Estin Salmon of LaCrosse and Jake Salmon of Gays Mills. 1 Great Grandson, Harper Salmon of Soldiers Grove.  3 Brothers, Jerry (Cleo) Salmon of Janesville, WI, Rodney (Deanna) Salmon of Roscoe, IL, Larry (Sandra) Salmon of Gray, LA. 3 Sister in Laws, Monica George, Diana Moran and Debra (Rick) Olson all of Soldiers Grove.  He is also survived by his beloved wiener dog, Peanuts.  As well as, many other family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Roger Jr.  1 sister Sandra Hansen, 3 brother in laws, Gary George, Dick George and Lavon Hansen as well as 1 sister in law, Karen George.

The family would also like to express many thanks to Vernon Memorial Healthcare, Kickapoo Valley Medical Clinic and the North Crawford Rescue Squad for their wonderful care of Roger over the years.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Soldiers Grove, Wis. at 10:30 A.M.  Pastor Chuck Miller will officiate and burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Soldiers Grove. Friends may call at the church on Tuesday after 9:30 A.M. and also at the church the night before from 4 to 7 PM. Online condolences may be sent to simefuneralforum.com.

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05/09/2016 11:36 AM

Ruth Anderson

Ruth Anderson, 48, of Soldiers Grove, passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital n La Crosse. anderson-ruth-photo-one.jpg

             She was born in Waukesha, Wisconsin on November 20, 1967 to Charles and Margaret (Smith ) Close.  She married Sylvester Anderson on July 22, 1997.

             She worked for many years at Wal Mart in Richland Center. For the past couple of years she worked at the B.P Kwk Stop in Readstown. She enjoyed cooking. She also got satisfaction from working with the handicapped.

             She is survived by her husband, Sylvester of Soldiers Grove; 1 son:  Justin Miller of Hillsboro; 2 daughters:  Barb Anderson of Hillsboro, and Brenda Anderson of Soldiers Grove; 2 brothers:  John Close of Soldiers Grove, and Ron (Dawn) Close of Oshkosh; and 2 sisters:  Betty (Mark) Poeppel of Waykesha, and Judy Depolis of Boston; she was also survived by many nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews; she also had many close friends.

             She was preceded in death by her parents.

             The family will greet family and friends at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown on Saturday, May 14, from 3 to 5 P.M.

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04/25/2016 03:13 PM

Adrian Hoffland

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 simefuneralforum.com.

             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

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 simefuneralforum.com.

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 simefuneralforum.com.

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03/13/2016 04:46 PM

Roger Hiller

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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 simefuneralforum.com.

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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 simefuneralforum.com.

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02/20/2016 09:17 AM

SYLVAN NUNDAHL

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 simefuneralforum.com

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