Bonnie L. Gray, age 70, of Linden, passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2015, at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. She was born on September 5, 1944, in Antigo, the daughter of John "Bob" and Lorraine (Wellner) Gray. Bonnie graduated from Antigo Senior High School in 1962. After graduation, she worked briefly for an insurance company as a secretary. Bonnie's greatest passion and joy was her many years spent in day care. She cared for many generations of families. Bonnie later worked for Lands' End as a customer service representative until her retirement in 2009. Bonnie had an undying love for her family. Her family and their presence in her life was her greatest pleasure. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Survivors include her brothers: Mike (Jan) Gray, Milwaukie, OR; Donald (Kathy) Gray, Howards Grove; many nieces and nephews; many great nieces and great nephews; one great-great niece and one great-great nephew.
In addition to her parents, Bob and Lorraine, Bonnie was preceded in death by her step-mother, Mary Ann Gray; her sister, Sandy (Larry) Wagner; and a great-niece, Zoe Gray.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at the Bethlehem E&R Church in Lancaster with Reverend Mark Dieter officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Ridge Cemetery, rural Lancaster. Family and friends may call on Monday, April 13, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lancaster and on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church. In lieu of plants and flowers, a Bonnie L. Gray Memorial Fund has been established.
Bernadine C. Leibfried, age 93, of Epione Pavilion, Cuba City, formerly at 176 N. Main Street, Potosi, WI, died Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at Epione Pavilion. Bernadine was born on November 4, 1921, in Potosi Township, the daughter of Charles & Mary (Gladding) Cogan. Bernadine married Cyril F. Leibfried on December 27, 1939 in Potosi at St. Thomas Parish. He preceded her in death on September 26, 1996.
Mom was a homemaker and enjoyed taking care of her home, family, and her children. Her family and her farm were her life. She very much enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
Bernadine is survived by her four children; William (Mary) Leibfried of Hazel Green, Mary Ellen (Loran) Schonhoff of East Dubuque, IL, Ronald Leibfried of Hazel Green, and Carol (Gary) Haas of Hazel Green; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cyril; her parents; a son, David; a sister, Clara (Clarence) Fuerstenberg; and two brothers, Joseph Cogan and Leo (Bernice) Cogan.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 13, 2015, at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tennyson, with Fr. Richard Leffler officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 12, 2015, at St. Andrew Catholic Church, where there will be a 1:45 p.m. scripture service, and one hour prior to services Monday at the church. Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Potosi is assisting the family.
The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the staff at Epione Pavilion for their loving care of their mother.
"Home is Dad's Kingdom…..Mom's world, and a child's paradise."
Lyle C. Johnson, age 93, of Cassville, passed away on Monday, April 13, 2015, at Grant Regional Health Center, Lancaster.
Graveside services will be held on Monday, April 27, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Thomas Cemetery in Potosi with Bill Manthe officiating. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cassville is assisting the family.
Joyce Mary Adrian, age 61, of Madison, formally of Cassville, died Monday, April 13, 2015. She was born March 13, 1954, at home in Cassville. She was the daughter of Stanley and Mary (Vogt) Adrian. Joyce graduated from Cassville High School in the class of 1972. She started her career taking care of people at Lake Shore Manor. Joyce enjoyed change and had various positions caring for people. She also drove truck. Joyce was a people person; she enjoyed card playing, traveling, gambling, and most of all talking. Joyce has an amazing resiliency, surviving two bouts of cancer.
Joyce is survived by her brother Jim Adrian and nephew Keith Adrian of Waunakee.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Steve Adrian.
A Scripture Service will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cassville with Father John Meinholz officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Family and friends may call on Saturday from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at St. Charles Catholic School Gymnasium where a memorial luncheon will also be held during that time. Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cassville is assisting the family.
Burnell McCartney, age 84, passed away on January 9, 2015, at the Oelwein Health Care Center in Oelwein, IA. He was born on May 20, 1930, to Frank and Ethel (Bisbach) McCartney. Burnell served in the United States Army during the Korean War from 1951 until 1952. He worked for American Family Life Insurance and the University of Wisconsin at Madison as a custodian. Burnell enjoyed fishing, craft making and working with beads, playing cards and shooting pool.
Survivors include his brothers: Douglas (Shirley) McCartney, Livingston; Delmar McCartney, Stoughton; Cletus (Charlene) McCartney, Oregon; sisters: Joetta Siegwarth, Clinton, IA; Joyce Yoeman, Potosi; a sister-in-law, Wilma McCartney, Lancaster; other relatives and many friends.
In addition to his parents, Burnell was preceded in death by his brothers: Gerald and Robert McCartney; sister, Imogene Ehrler; two infant sisters: Ardith and Bernice; brothers-in-law: Harold Ehrler, Marlin Siegwarth and Ralph Kopp.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lancaster with Reverend Pamela Strakeljahn officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster. Family and friends may call on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.
Robert W. Lees, age 82, of Bagley, passed away on Monday, April 20, 2015, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse. He was born on January 20, 1933, in Racine, the son of Wesley and Vivian (Barr) Lees. Robert attended Horlick High School and St. Catherine's High School in Racine. He entered the United States Army and served his country during the Korean Conflict until his honorable discharge. On April 11, 1959, Robert was united in marriage to Jane St. Amour at St. Rose Catholic Church in Racine. After their marriage, Robert was employed as a bricklayer throughout Racine. The couple moved to Bagley in June of 1990 after retirement. Robert was a member of the Liscum Brothers American Legion Post No. 482 of Bagley and the Royal Neighbors. He enjoyed woodworking, bird watching and playing pool.
Survivors include his loving wife, Jane; ten children: Leslie (Dave) Wentzell; Pamela Cruzen; Felicia (John) Murphy; Robert (Evie) Lees; William (Susan) Lees; Nancy (Al) Pederson; Sara (Rich) Stanton; John (Kim) Lees; Matthew (Alma) Lees; Anne (Gene) Hewlett; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, Tom (Deb) Lees; other relatives and many friends.
In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his brothers, Jerry (Winnie) and Mike Lees and a sister, Jackie Czernik.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 27, 2015, at 12:00 noon at Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Bloomington with Reverend Pamela Strakeljahn officiating. Burial with military honors will be in the Bagley Cemetery, Bagley. Family and friends may call on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.
Thomas D. Matchett, age 61, of Cassville, passed away on September 24, 2014, at his home.
Graveside services will be on Monday, April 27, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. at Cassville Cemetery, Cassville. Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the family.
Warren Pfaff, age 65, of Platteville, lost a courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. He was born in North Lancaster Township on March 9, 1950, the son of Henry and Ruth (Cook) Pfaff. Warren grew up in North Lancaster and Seneca, and graduated from Seneca High School. He served in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged in 1970 as an E-4.
Warren was united in marriage to Viola Breuer on July 24, 1971. They lived for a time in Seneca, Cassville, Lancaster and Cobb. He worked for Lancaster FS and Cobb Canning Factory.
Warren later completed Maintenance Mechanic Apprenticeship certification from Moraine Park Technical Institute, Fond du Lac, and earned an Associate Degree in Electronic Telecommunications from WI Indianhead Technical Institute, Rice Lake. This led to an over twenty year career in telecommunications in Maryland, Marietta/Atlanta, GA and Roanoke, VA. He returned to Lancaster in 2010, then lived in Platteville since May 2014. Warren was very proud of his children and grandchildren and was looking forward to the upcoming birth of his first great-grandchild.
Warren is survived by three children and their families: Ryan (Dace Saule) Pfaff, and their children, Magnus and Arija, all of Dubuque, IA; Melissa Pfaff, Dubuque, IA and her children, Derrick (Jamison) Pfaff, Hawaii, and Eric Stanton, Cuba City; Wylie (Angela) Pfaff, their children, Isla and Cora, all of Platteville; his children's mother, Viola (Mark Reger) Pfaff, Prairie du Chien; his siblings: Charlene Ingebritsen, Platteville; Marita Hale, Lancaster; Loren (Kathyrn) Pfaff, Evansville; Darvin (Ginger) Pfaff, Coloma; Galen Pfaff, Gays Mills; Lorissa (Darlene House) Pfaff, Tampa, FL; Terry (Christine) Pfaff, Ellicott City, MD; sister-in-law, Alberta Pfaff, Sacramento, CA; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Warren was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Pfaff and Ruth Pfaff Bailey and a brother, LeRoy.
A Celebration of Life with military honors will be held on Friday, May 1, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Lancaster with Pastor Mark Hoehne officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Family and friends may call on Thursday, April 30, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lancaster and on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.
Dale L. Braudt, age 78, of Bloomington, passed away on Monday, April 20, 2015, at his home. He was born on January 10, 1937, at Brodtville in Wyalusing Township, the son of Louis and Lela (Ariss) Braudt. Dale graduated from Patch Grove High School. On October 6, 1961, he married Betty A. Campbell at the Lutheran Parsonage in Prairie du Chien. He was employed at Hermsen's Ace Hardware in Bloomington for many years as an electrician. Dale was a member of the Bloomington Fire Department for over forty years and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Prairie du Chien. In his younger days, Dale enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Survivors include two sisters: Ruby (Clifford) Jahnke and Mariajane (Aelred) Mezera; a step-son, Thomas Anderson; three granddaughters; many nieces and nephews.
Dale was preceded in death by his wife, Betty of forty-one years.
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 24, 2015, at 12:00 noon at Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Bloomington. Burial with military honors will be in Dodge Cemetery, Beetown Township. Family and friends may call on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.
LeRoy J. Williams
LeRoy J. "Roy" Williams, age 84 of Cassville, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Orchard Manor Nursing Home, rural Lancaster. He was born January 4, 1929 in Viroqua, the son of John and Edna (Wolf) Williams. Roy attended Buckwheat Ridge School in Ellenboro Township. On June 6, 1950 Roy was united into marriage to Leola M. "Lee" Blackbourn. He was part of the construction crew that built Dairyland Power Plant in Cassville, and also farmed. Roy began hauling for Schumacher Trucking, and with Lee's help operated Williams Wayside in Ellenboro. They moved to Hightstown, New Jersey where Roy continued trucking and was later employed with Coca-Cola. After retiring, Roy and Lee moved back to Cassville.
Surviving is his loving wife of sixty five years Lee, their daughters; Donna (Dave) Hutchinson, and Linda (George) Howay; Grandchildren; Barbara and Daniel (Alison) Hutchinson, Jennifer (Brian) Andre, Michele (Alan) Page, Marianne (Joe) Armstrong, Brienna and Christian Howay; Twelve Great grandchildren, Two brothers; Donald (Bernadette) and Kenneth (Delores "De De") Williams, and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by a brother Carson (Helen) Williams, sister, Delilah "Sis" Williams, two sister in laws, Virginia Williams and Marilyn (Charles) Blietz, and a nephew Jack Williams
Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Cassville. Burial will be in Hurricane Cemetery, Waterloo Township. Family and friends may call on Monday, April 27, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.
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