Sime Funeral Home Obituaries

07/30/2014 08:00 AM

Jamie Holcomb service on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014

JAMIE HOLCOMB

             holcomb-jamie-photo.jpgJamie Lee Morse Holcomb, 27, of Whitewater, Wis.,  formerly of Bloom City, Wis, passed away on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at University Hospital in Madison.

Services will be held on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 2 PM at Sime Funeral Home in Readstown.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 PM until time of services. Pastor Lantz Lorenz will officiate. Burial will be at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to simefuneralforum.com. 

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07/30/2014 07:54 AM

Jean Peterson

JEAN PETERSON

peterson-jean-photo.jpgJean was born on March 23, 1928, in Viola to George and Florence (Hunter) Hocking.  She married Clarence Peterson on March 16, 1946, and they farmed together for many years on Sylvan Ridge.  In the summer of 1978 Jean and Clarence retired from farming and moved to Viola.  In July 2009, she moved to Harvest Guest Home in Richland Center.  Jean enjoyed playing cards,

cooking, baking, watching baseball, trout fishing, and gardening.

She is survived by her two children: Janice (Robert) Shelby of Richland Center and Larry (Julie) Peterson of Viola; two step children: Gary (Eva) Peterson of Sonoita, Arizona and Colleen (Ron) Katsirumbas of Pinion Hills, California; three grandchildren: Kimberly (Martin) Johnson of Richland Center, Eric (Jill) Shelby of Richland Center, Angela (Scott) Salmon of Soldiers Grove;  three step grandchildren: Debbie (Don) Cox, Diana Decristo of California and Gary William Peterson of Arizona;  four

great-grandchildren: Shane Sosinsky (friend Kelsey Collins), Noah Johnson, Kyleigh Shelby, Caleb Salmon and two step great-grandchildren: Zayna Manring (friend Josh Jones) and Chandler Manring; special niece: Nancy Bennett; and many nieces and nephews.

Jean was proceeded in death by her husband in 2006, her parents, her sisters, Marjorie Ramsdon, LaVaun “Pat” Hill, twin sisters: Avis Wellnitz and Alice Juno, Betty Lackner. Brother-in-laws: Doyle Hill, James Juno and George Lackner.  Her step grandchildren: Lucinda (Peterson) Schadl and James Katsirumbas, Jr.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 2, 2014, at the Viola United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Viola Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at 12 p.m. until the time of service. The Sime Funeral Home is assisting the family with their arrangements.

The family would like to thank the caring staff at Harvest Guest Home and Dr. Robert Smith for their support during her illness.

Blessed be the memory of Jean Peterson.

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07/29/2014 07:26 AM

Gordon Nundahl

Gordon Nundahl, 87, of Boscobel, formerly of Readstown passed away on Monday, July 28 at Mayo Health Care in LaCrosse.

             He was born on June 12, 1927 in Vernon County, Wis. to Tilman and Selma (Simonson) Nundahl.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He married Darlene Erickson in 1955.  They parted in 1971.  He married Leona Strait on Nov. 23, 1974.

             He farmed in Vernon County for a number of years.  He moved to Beloit and worked for the J. I. Case Company.  He later returned to this area and farmed with his brother Sylvan.

             In his younger years he liked to play the accordion while his brother Sylvan played the violin.  He also enjoyed antique cars and liked to go small game hunting.

             He is survived by his wife:  Leona of Boscobel; 1 son:  Gene (Bonnie)  Nundahl of Westby; 2 daughters:  Debra (Brad) Strupp of Reedsburg and Linda (Robert) Morrison of Viroqua; 7 grandchildren:  Jason Nundahl, Heather Bergman, Chelsie Nundahl, Ryan Morrison, Tyler Morrison, Cody Morrison, and Jordan Strupp; 6 great grandchildren:  Kendra Nundahl, Kyle Nundahl, Katelyn Nundahl, Olivia Morrison, Maddox Bergman, and Mason Bergman; 1 brother:  Sylvan Nundahl of Viroqua; and 1 sister:  Burnelle (Bob) Crumrine of Readstown; and many nieces and nephews.

             He was preceded in death by 1 son:  Tony Nundahl;  1 grandson:  Trevor Nundahl; and his parents.

             Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 1, 2014 at 1 PM at Kickapoo United Lutheran Church at Folsom. Pastor Curtis Matz will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Sime Funeral Home on Thursday from 5 to 7 PM, and at the church on Friday from noon until service time at 1 PM. Online condolences may be sent to simefuneralforum.com.

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07/19/2014 08:16 AM

David Krogan

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David Krogan, 60, of Boscobel, formerly of Soldiers Grove, passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014 at his home.

             He was born on March 9, 1954 to Clarence and Ruth (Anderson) Krogan in Viroqua, Wisconsin.  He attended North Crawford High School.  He farmed in Crawford County area for many years.  He also worked as a mechanic.  He loved to raise his own gardens, he liked fishing, mushroom hunting, and deer hunting.  He also raised his own rabbits.

             He is survived by 4 sons:  Timothy Krogan of Waukon, Iowa, Jesse (Rebecca Peters) Anderson of LaFarge, Tyler (Katherine) Anderson of Boscobel, and Jordan Anderson of Boscobel; 2 daughters:   Tia (Joe Miatech) Anderson of Boscobel, and Anastasia (Dustin Volden) Anderson of Readstown; his 5 grandchildren:  Blake Wanless, Serenity Volden, Kylea Anderson, Melody Klein, Elias Klein; 1 sister:  Dianne Thompson of Lansing, Iowa; and 1 aunt:  Beaulah Dahlberg of Kenosha, Wis.

             He was preceded in death by 3 sisters:  infant Arlene, Shirley Chroninger, and Joan Volden; 1 brother:  Arland.

             Funeral services will be held at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. Pastor Jim Folz will officiate.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 AM until time of services.

             Online condolences may be sent to simefuneralforum.com.

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07/18/2014 02:59 PM

Carmel Stalsberg

img572.jpgCarmel Stalsberg, 69, of Viroqua, passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at the Bland-Bekkadal Hospice Center in Viroqua.

She was born on Oct. 8, 1944 in Viroqua to Merle and Leota (Whitt) Hadley.

She attended school in Beloit, Wis.  She farmed on Stump Ridge for many years.  She also worked in restaurants and at the Green Giant plant in Ripon, Wis.

She loved Elvis, dancing, country music, drinking her tea in the morning, “the Price is Right” her soap operas, and gossip.

She is survived by 4 daughters:  Robin Wells of  Viroqua, Tammy Clark of Viroqua, Andrea (Roger) Hanson of Viroqua, and Carrie (John) Sauer of LaCrosse; 4 brothers:  Raymond Hadley of Viroqua, Larry (Lynn) Hadley of Soldiers Grove, Conrad “Butch” (Barb) Hadley of Eastman, and Peter (Doris) Hadley of Beloit; 2 sisters:  Goldie Hooverson of Viroqua, and Barbara Kelly of Viroqua; 14 grandchildren:  Amanda, Ashley, Scott, Amber, Matthew, Anthony, Melinda, Chelse, Kyle, Daniel, James, Zachory, John, Jr., and Thaianne; 5 great grandchildren:  Mayling, Tyshawn, Jaiden, Kyla, and Jaxson; many nieces and nephews; and her dog–Blues.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 infant son:  Robert; 3 brothers:  Roland, Hiram, and infant Richard; 2 sisters:  Linda Erickson, and Fern Parrish.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 1 PM at Peace Lutheran church in Readstown.  Rev. Kevin Gross will officiate. Burial will be in the Manning Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown from 4 to 7 PM on Tuesday, and on Wednesday from noon until time of services.  Online condolences may be sent to simefuneralforum.com.

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07/15/2014 07:44 AM

Jamie Holcomb

Jamie Lee Morse Holcomb, 27, of Whitewater, Wis.,  formerly of Bloom City, Wis, passed away on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at University Hospital in Madison.

             She was born in Viroqua, Wis. on Feb. 25, 1987 to Anthony and Tammy (Voegeli) Morse.  She married Eric D. Holcomb of Readstown, Wis. on May 15, 2007. 

             She attended Kickapoo Area Schools.  She loved her children, family, and friends.  She also had a love for riding horses and caring for animals.  She enjoyed being outdoors and was a free spirit whose smile was contagious.

             Jamie is survived by her husband, Eric of Whitewater; 2 children:  Angelica Marie and Katrina Lynn of Viola; a brother:  Cole J. (Shelby) Stedman of Reedsburg, and 2 sisters:  Shyla M. (Ben Alexander) of Viola and Crista DeLany of Wichita, Kansas; and other relatives and friends.

             She was preceded in death by her mother.

             Services will be held on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 2 PM at Sime Funeral Home in Readstown.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 PM until time of services. Pastor Lantz Lorenz will officiate. Burial will be at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to simefuneralforum.com. 

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07/11/2014 09:02 AM

Memorial services for Florence Clark

Memorial services for Florence Clark

will be held on Saturday July 12, 2014 at the Soldiers Grove United Methodist Church at 11 A.M. Her cremains will be taken to Arizona at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to simefuneralforum.com.

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07/03/2014 09:18 AM

Judy Duffrin

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Judy (Heal) Duffrin, 73, of Viroqua, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2014 at Bland Bekkedal Hospice Center in Viroqua.

             She was born on April 7, 1941 in Viroqua to George and Helen (Hestetune) Heal.  She graduated from Readstown High School in 1959.  She also graduated from the Vernon County Normal School and taught country school for a time. She also worked for the State of Wisconsin.

             She married Jack Duffrin in 1977.

             She loved to sing and listen to country music.

             She is survived by 2 brothers:  John (Diane) Heal of Readstown, and Gary (Cyndie) heal of Viroqua; and nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

             She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents:  George and Helen; 1 brother:  George Heal, Jr., and 1 sister:  Janice Heal.

             Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 7, at 2 PM at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown. Pastor Curtis Matz will officiate and burial will be in the North Kickapoo Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from1 until 2 P.M.

             Memorials are preferred.

             Online condolences may be sent to simefuneralforum.com.

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07/02/2014 04:12 PM

Joshua Krambeer

img569.jpgJoshua Krambeer, 33,  of Soldiers Grove passed away on Tuesday July 1, 2014 in the Town of Clayton, Crawford County.

He was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 18, 1981 to Theron and Karla (Halverson) Krambeer.  He attended Kee High School in Lansing, Iowa.  Most recently he worked at Scott Industries in Muscoda.  He also did a lot of work for his step father in the excavating business.  He was interested in snowmobiling, cars, and motorcycles.  He liked to be the life of the party and entertain his friends.  He loved to watch the Green Bay Packers and the Wisconsin Badgers.

             He is survived by his mother Karla Pugh; 1 son:  Kadyn Krambeer, 1 daughter:  MaKenna Krambeer,  1 stepson:  Kaleb Smith; his special friend: Julie Smith ; his step father:  David Pugh, Sr,  ; his father:  Theron Krambeer;  1 brother:  Nathan Krambeer, 2 step brothers:  D.J. Pugh, Jr. and Justin Pugh; his grandparents:  Gary and Jan Halverson, Kandis Turben, Gene and Marge  Krambeer, and Merrill Pugh; his great grandmother:  Pauline Moran; and many aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his uncle Kevin Halverson, and his Godmother Auntie Betty.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 2 PM at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown.  Pastor Lance Lorenz will officiate.  Friends may call from 11 AM until time of services at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to simefuneralforum.com.

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07/02/2014 04:10 PM

James O’Kane

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James (Jim) O’Kane, 75, of Rolling Ground, WI, passed away on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison, WI, after succumbing to a 9 week hospitalization due to pancreatitis.

Jim was born on February 26, 1939, the son of Leo and Kathryn (Moran) O’Kane in Boscobel, WI.  He grew up in Prairie du Chien, WI where he attended Campion Jesuit High School.  He married Sheryl (Sherry) Herdegen on July 12, 1969 in Wauwatosa, WI.  Jim and Sherry lived in Northfield, OH from 1970 to 2003 where he worked as a Research Chemist for British Petroleum (BP) for most of that time.  During that time, they raised two children, Shannon and Timothy; Jim was an active member of St. Barnabas Catholic Church in Northfield, OH.  In 2003, he retired to the Moran family farm in Rolling Ground, WI where he lived until he entered the hospital.

He was a scientist by trade but a farmer at heart.  He enjoyed gardening and later farmed crops in Rolling Ground during his retirement.  An avid sports enthusiast especially of Wisconsin teams, he never missed a game.  He was a very active member of St. Phillip’s Catholic Church.  He loved his family and especially cherished his grandchildren, Brenden, Matthew, Connor and Declan.

Jim is survived by his wife of 44 years, Sherry, 2 children and 4 grandchildren: Shannon (Jeremy) Harris (with Connor and Declan) of Furlong, PA and Timothy O’Kane (with Brenden and Matthew) of Munford, TN. He is also survived by his Aunt Pat (Lloyd) Eggers, two brothers and two sisters:  Jack (Twyla) O’Kane, Jerry (Marjorie Berte) O’Kane, Judy (Tom Bowler) O’Kane, and Jane Gutierrez as well as nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Leo and Kathryn (Moran) O’Kane.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 5, at 11 AM at St. Philip Catholic Church at Rolling Ground. Father Zachary Beya and Father Karl Voelker, S.J. will concelebrate the funeral mass celebrating Jim’s life and burial will be in the St. Philip’s Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Friday from 4 to 7 P.M. and on Saturday from 10 A.M. until time of services.

He was a very avid supporter of the Society of Jesus, especially a special Jesuit Mission in Kenya, therefore memorials may be given to the Wisconsin Province of the Society of Jesus (3400 West Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53208).

Online condolences may be sent to simefuneralforum.com.

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