Sime Funeral Home Obituaries

09/18/2014 07:49 AM

Patricia Kirchman

Patricia Kirchman

             Patricia Kirchman, 74, of Viroqua, passed away on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at her home.

             She was born in Oak Park, Illinois on October 17, 1939 to Sheldon and Catherine (Rigden) Kirchman. 

             She worked at Conway Foods in Illinois and California. She also worked at a local group home.

             She is survived by two brothers: Michael (Janie) Kirchman of Soldiers Grove, and Sheldon Kirchman of San Francisco. ; 1 sister:  Mary Ohler of Elmhurst, Illinois; and 6 nieces.

             She was preceded in death by her parents.

             A memorial service will be held at a later date in Elmhurst, Illinois, where she will be buried. Local arrangements were performed by the Sime Funeral Home of Readstown.

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09/04/2014 07:31 AM

Daniel Swiggum

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Daniel Swiggum, 63, of Towerville, Wis., passed away on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at his home surrounded by family and friends.

             He was born in Viroqua on July 18, 1951 to Morris and Ruth (Stevenson) Swiggum.  He was baptized and confirmed at Kickapoo United Lutheran Church .  He graduated in 1969 from North Crawford High School. He hauled milk with his Dad for the Star Valley Creamery for many years.  He also worked at Sunrise Orchards, Johnson’s One-Stop, and Nuzum Lumber. While working as a road patrolman for Utica Township, he retired due to health.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons , and he truly enjoyed his granddaughters.

             He married Carolyn Nelson on May 25, 1985, they later separated.  He was a lifelong member of Kickapoo United Lutheran Church.

             He is survived by his children:  Larry (Megan) Swiggum of Onalaska, Bryant (Amber Halverson) Swiggum of Towerville, Austin Abbey of Petersburg, and Krystal Abbey of Petersburg; 3 grandchildren:  Nevaeh and Autumn, and Peyton; his siblings:  Judy Halverson of Gladbrook, Iowa, Lona (Jim) Connor of Madison, Mick (Monica) Swiggum of Soldiers Grove, Sanford (Joan) Swiggum of Mt. Sterling, and Bonnie (Mark) Olson of Star Valley; special friends:  Rose Gunderson of Gays Mills  and Carolyn Swiggum of Petersburg, and many aunts, nieces, nephews, and friends.

             He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother:  Steve; brother-in-law Roger Halverson, 2 nephews Dale Connor and Kevin Halverson, 2 special cousins:  Ron and Larry Swiggum, and several aunts and uncles.

             Funeral services will be held on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 at 1 PM at Kickapoo United Lutheran Church. Pastor Curtis Matz will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.  Friends may call at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown on Sunday from 4 to 7 PM, with a prayer service at 6:45 P.M. Friends may also call on Monday at the church from noon until time of services. Online condolences may be sent to simefuneralforum.com.

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08/12/2014 08:27 AM

Eston Sutherland Celebration of Life

Celebration of Life for Eston Sutherland

August 16, 2014 at the Readstown/Town of Kickapoo Advancement Building from 1 to 4 PM.   Veterans service at 1:30 P.M.

The Sime Funeral Home of Readstown is serving the family. Online condolences may be sent to simefuneralforum.com.

Eston R. Sutherland, 71, of Viola, passed away at Vernon Memorial Hospital in Viroqua, on Tuesday, May 27, 2014.
He was born on Nov. 22, 1942 in Richland Co., Wis. to Wilson (Wick) and Norma Sutherland.  He was one of ten children.  Eston was a graduate of Viola High School.
Eston drove semi for many years, and worked in carpentry and masonry before health problems forced him to retire.  Eston was an avid hunter, fisherman, and bowler.
Eston is survived by his loving companion of 44 years, Janice Wilder; one son:  Jerry Wilder (Kelly) of Viola; 2 grandchildren:  Ashley (Adam) Wilder of highland, Wis., and Jerry Wilder, Jr. of Muscoda, Wis.; and great grandson:  Cooper Wolfe of Highland; one brother:  Robert (Marie) Sutherland, and 3 sisters:  Norma (Arden) Mills, Mary Alderman, and Linda (Keith) Chamberlain; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 sisters:  Janine Mahoney, Marlene Jasperson, and Donna Lawler; 2 brothers:  Ardith (Art) Sutherland, and Ronald, who passed away in infancy; a brother-in-law:  Bruce Mahoney, and sister-in-law: Carolyn Sutherland

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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

img573.jpgGordon 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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