Patrica A. Smith, age 72, of Prairie du Chien, died on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at her residence in Prairie du Chien. Pat was born on February 23, 1943, in Lancaster, the daughter of Harley and Esther (Brandemuehl) Foster. On April 2, 1977, she married Dr. Clifford Smith. Together they spent many years raising Appaloosa horses in rural Prairie du Chien. Clifford preceded her in death on May 11, 2010. In later years, she enjoyed planting flowers, watching the birds and other wild life that visited her home. Pat also enjoyed scrapbooking, card stamping, relaxing in the pool, and camping parties with her family at her home.
In addition to her parents and Clifford, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Jim Mitchell.
Survivors include her sister, Dolores Reed; a brother, Jack Foster, both of Lancaster; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lancaster with Pastor Mark Hoehne officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster. Family and friends may call on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.
Judy K. Paulus, age 59, of Bloomington, passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2015, at UW Hospital & Clinics in Madison. She was born on June 22, 1956, in Prairie du Chien, the daughter of Charles and Irene (Long) Enke. Judy graduated from West Grant High School in 1974. After graduation, she began her career at Bloomington State Bank. Judy was later employed at True Value Hardware in Prairie du Chien, Turner Motors in Lancaster, and most recently Larry Stark Mobile Homes in Prairie du Chien. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bloomington and was a fair superintendent at the Blake's Prairie Junior Fair in Bloomington and the Grant County Fair in Lancaster. Judy devoted time to the Bloomington Volunteer Fire Department when they hosted a fundraiser or were called out. She enjoyed fishing, camping, a good game of cards, and sometimes, deer and squirrel hunting with her husband, Dennis.
Survivors include her husband, Dennis; a sister, Jean (Dan) Case; two brothers, Bill and Bob Enke; a niece, Penny (Dan) Schelberger and their son, Riley; her father, Charles Enke; and her father-in-law, Charles Paulus; and many members of the Paulus family.
Judy was preceded in death by her mother, Irene Enke; mother-in-law, Loris Paulus; and a sister-in-law, Amy Moris.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bloomington with Father John Meinholz officiating. Burial will be in the Union Nagle Cemetery, Patch Grove. Family and friends may call on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church and on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church. In lieu of plants and flowers, a Judy K. Paulus Memorial Fund has been established. Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Bloomington is serving the family.
Mary I. Hoffman, age 84, of Lancaster, passed away Sunday August 30, 2015 surrounded by her loving family at her home. She was born on June 29, 1931, the daughter of Clarence and Rose (Henseler) Tiber. Mary graduated from Tomah High School and attended nursing school in Marshfield, WI. She married LeRoy A. Hoffman on June 10, 1953, at St. James Catholic Church in Camp Douglas, WI. After their marriage, the couple moved to New Mexico while LeRoy served in the United States Air Force. They returned to Tomah, where Mary was employed as a nurse's aide. Upon moving to Lancaster, she raised her family as a wonderful mother. In retirement, Mary was employed at Dick's Supermarket. She was a member of St. Clement Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters of America Court of St. Rita #670. Mary enjoyed going to auctions, garage sales, crafting, and her garden. She loved keeping up with her family and their activities.
Survivors include her husband, LeRoy; their children: Linda (Bernie) Adrian; Mark, David (Melody), James (Terre) Hoffman; Colleen (David) Landon; Angela (Donald) Pagenkopf; Kurt Hoffman; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; her siblings: Carol Walcker; Curtis (Ellen), Thomas (Vicki) Tiber; a brother-in-law, James Menke; many nieces and nephews.
Mary was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Debra; her sister, Eileen Menke; a brother-in-law, Don Walcker.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 3, 2015, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster with Reverend John Sasse officiating. Burial will be in St. Clement Cemetery, Lancaster. Family and friends may call on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church. In lieu of plants and flowers, a Mary I. Hoffman Memorial Fund has been established. Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lancaster is serving the family.
Dale L. Phelps, age 92, of Lancaster, passed away on Monday, August 31, 2015, following a brief illness, at Atrium Post Acute Care in Lancaster. He was born on July 15, 1923, in Elkport Iowa the son of Levi and Katherine (Wentz) Phelps. Dale graduated from Cassville High School in 1941. He worked several jobs before his career began in 1958 with Braniff Airlines. He worked various positions in Rockford, IL., Rochester, MN, and Des Moines, IA., He married Lucille M. Mergen on September 26, 1959 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Glen Haven. After 29 years in the airline industry, Dale retired in 1982. He and Lucille then moved to Prairie du Chien, Cassville, and in their later years to Lancaster. He enjoyed family reunions, carpentry, woodworking, big band music and church dinners. He loved his family and keeping up with their activities
Surviving is his wife Lucille, their children, Darrel Phelps, Angela (Roger Moots) Conklin, Monica (Luis Morales) Mains, and Christopher (Jenny) Phelps, a granddaughter Susan Conklin and a nephew, Robert "Red" Walsh.
In addition to his parents, Dale was preceded in death by his sister, Ruth Walsh, and her children, Patrick "Terry", Sharlene "Kay", Lawrence "Tob" Walsh, and Patsy Jean Holden.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster. Burial will be in Gockel Cemetery, Glen Haven Township. Family and friends may call on Thursday from 12:00 p.m., noon, until time of services. The Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster is assisting the family.
Elizabeth Lu "Betsy" Kittoe passed away September 3, 2015 at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster, WI. Betsy was a wonderful mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and friend to hundreds. Her overwhelming, outgoing, all-inclusive, friendly demeanor, gentle nature, and eternal optimism will be missed by her children Jordane, Sydney, and Brooks, her grandson, Cobus, and her husband of 37 years, Mike.
Betsy was born in Madison to June Anne and John Joseph Brunner. She lived her early years in Black Earth and Mazomanie, until the Brunner family moved to Potosi when she was 4. Her dad bought the home town grocery store and the store became a major part of Betsy’s life. Like most of her siblings, Betsy began helping at the store at an early age greeting all who entered with a bright, cheerful smile and welcoming “hello.” She fell in love and married Michael Joseph Kittoe and together they eventually took over ownership of the store. Throughout her life, she maintained a sweet and simple demeanor that won the trust and hearts of many. Her gift of joy, shown through her constant smiling, laughter, and positive attitude, will never be forgotten. Betsy was a familiar face around the community sporting her signature walk while making her way around the Potosi “block.” Betsy loved supporting the Badgers, Packers, Brewers, and Potosi Chieftains. She especially took pride in watching her own much-decorated children, never missing a game. She married an avid fisherman, and Betsy treasured spending relaxing Sundays on the river with her friends and family while enjoying a glass of Asti. She appreciated music in all aspects, especially singing with her sisters and dancing with Mike. Most recently, Betsy cherished the time she shared with her grandson, Cobus. Grammie never missed an opportunity to hug, kiss, snuggle, or spoil him.
Betsy is survived by her devoted husband, Mike, and their three children Jordane, Sydney, and Brooks; 1 grandson; 7 sisters, 3 brothers, and their spouses and children; her husband’s siblings and their families.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her parents-in-law, Merlin and Betty Kittoe; her niece, Stacy Brown, and nephew, Adame Brunner.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Potosi with Father Richard Leffler officiating. Private family burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery, Potosi. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Monday, September 7, 2015, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes any memorials given in Betsy’s name be directed to The UW Carbone Cancer Center. Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Potosi is assisting the family.
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