Leo J. Hahn, age 91 passed away on Friday June 26, 2015 at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster. He was born June 19, 1924 in Fennimore, the son of Joseph and Mary (Fuerstenberg) Hahn. Leo graduated from Lancaster High School in 1942 and was united into marriage to June M. Reed on January 9, 1946 at St. Clement Catholic Church. Together they farmed in North Lancaster Township for over 50 years. Leo was a school bus driver for the Lancaster Community School District for over 30 years, and a Grant County Deputy for over 40 years. He was a dedicated member of St. Clement Catholic Church and the Catholic Knights. Leo loved keeping up with his family and their activities. He also enjoyed wood working, playing a good game of euchre, cribbage, and dominos.
Surviving is his loving wife of 69 years June, their children; Shirley (Donald) Bennett, Jeanne Kohlbeck, Patricia (Richard) Bugalski , Michael (Linda) Hahn, Mary Jo (Kevin) Roesch, Barb (Bob) Arnold, 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, sisters, Bernice Muench, Dolores (Alan) Schwantes, Phyllis Schmit, a brother in law Harold Bennett, a sister in law Roberta Reed, many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter Sarah Andraski, a sister Irene Bennett, three brothers in law Carl Muench, Donald Schmit, and William Reed, and a sister in law Dorothy (Wendell) Case.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday July 1, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster with Rev. John Sasse officiating. Burial will be in the St. Clement Cemetery. Family and friends may call on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church, where a 2:45 p.m. parish rosary will be held. Friends may also call on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the church. The Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lancaster is serving the family. In lieu of plants and flowers, a Leo J. Hahn Memorial Fund has been established.
Dorothy I. Harasha, age 96, of Lancaster, passed away on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at the Atrium Post Acute Care in Lancaster. She was born on July 16, 1918, in Lancaster, the daughter of William and Essie (Edward) Garthwaite. After graduating from Lancaster High School, Dorothy was employed at the Grant County Court House with the Agricultural Program. On August 3, 1939, she was united in marriage to Ralph Harasha. After their marriage they lived on the family farm for many years. Ralph preceded her in death in 1978. Dorothy enjoyed many family events across the United States.
Survivors include six children: John (Carleen) Harasha, WI; Tom (Lee) Harasha, AZ; Steve (Bob Cornell) Harasha, NJ; Jim (Rita) Harasha, WI; Mary Ann Behncke, CA; Jill (Roger) Wadlund, NJ; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; a son-in-law, Roger Owen, CA; other close relatives and many friends.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Owen; a grandson, Travis Harasha; two sisters, Helen (Paul) Jamison and Maxine (Otto) Schurman; a brother, Bill (Phyllis) Garthwaite and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at 11:00 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 Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church. In lieu of plants and flowers, memorials may be offered for masses in memory of Dorothy and/or to the Alzheimer/Dementia Society. Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lancaster is assisting the family.
Alice M. Speth, 90, of Belmont, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at Upland Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation in Dodgeville. Alice was born on December 9, 1924 on the family farm in Jo Daviess County, IL the daughter of Albert & Minnie (Gammelien) Holtz. Alice married Dick “Big Foot” Speth on January 22, 1943 at the church parsonage in Platteville. They lived all their married life in the Belmont area.
Alice was proud of her faith and enjoyed gardening, doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles, feeding and watching her birds, and spending time with her family and friends. She worked at the Cuba City Hospital and Nursing Home for 31 years.
Alice is survived by her children, Betty (Richard) Dellabella, Bill (Sara) Speth, Peggy (Butch) Bockhop, Phil (Sheri) Speth, Frank (Junerose) Speth, and Penny (Gary) Kies; 19 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dick in 2000; her parents; four sisters; two brothers; and granddaughter, Ann Sambles.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at Peace Lutheran Church in Belmont, with Reverend Connie Matye officiating. Burial will be in Belmont Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at Martin Schwartz Funeral Home in Platteville, and one hour prior to the services Wednesday at the church.
The family would like to thank the staff at Upland Hills for their kindness and compassion.
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