Obituaries

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09
Mar

Reva Ellen Radloff

Reva Ellen Radloff, 91, died Monday, March 2, 2020, at St. Mary Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Reva was born Oct. 27, 1928, to Ross and Hazel (Blackwell) Dull in McGregor. She was baptized and confirmed in the Methodist faith. Reva graduated from McGregor High School.

Mon
09
Mar

Dr. Donald Frost Strutt

Dr. Donald Frost Strutt, 88, passed away in his home with his family by his side.  He was born in Dodgeville, Wis., on Aug. 16,1931. The family home was in Ridgeway until after his father’s death, when Donald was 10 years old. They then moved to Dodgeville, where he felt a responsibility to his mother, younger sister and brother and went to work early in life. He graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1949.  Don married the love of his life, his high school sweetheart, Joanne Lucille Reese, on March 19, 1951. They worked and loved their way to his life’s finish line during their 69 years of marriage.

Fri
06
Mar

Penny Pfeiffer

Penny Sue Pfeiffer, 57, of Marquette, died Monday, March 2, 2020, at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien, Wis. Penny was born Feb. 4, 1963, to Raymond and Delva (Clausman) Huntbach in Waterloo. She graduated from Central High School in Waterloo and attended one year of college at North Western Missouri State in Maryville, Mo.

Penny was united in marriage with Kent Pfeiffer on April 28, 1990, at St. Mary Catholic Church in McGregor. Two sons were born to this union. Penny was a sergeant at the Prairie du Chien Correctional Facility since 2001. Previously she was the owner and operator of Black Hawk Dry Cleaners for nine years. She loved going to the Tropics with her husband, Kent, and spending time on the Mississippi River, boating and water skiing. Penny’s greatest joy was spending time with her family.

Thu
05
Mar

Henry "Pete" Kautman

Dr. Henry Joseph “Pete” Kautman, Jr., 72, of McGregor, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien, Wis. Henry Joseph was born Feb. 27, 1947, to Henry J. and Helen M. (Cowell) in McGregor. He graduated from Mar-Mac High School and attended eight years of college at Iowa State University, graduating in 1972 to become a doctor of veterinary medicine.

Pete worked as an inspector for the USDA for many years. He loved traveling and the Mississippi River, which he lived by. Pete enjoyed investments and spending time with Mary and his dog, Dusty, and cat, Sergeant Henry.

Pete is survived by his loving companion, Mary Greener of McGregor; three siblings, Thomas Kautman of McGregor, Kathryn Kautman of New Hope, Minn., and Kris Kautman of Mason City; and several nieces, nephews and friends.

Thu
13
Feb

Royce Ferguson

Royce Victor Ferguson, 71, of Prairie du Chien, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison, after succumbing to long-term health complications. 

Mon
10
Feb

Patricia Schlueter

Patricia Ann Ottaway, 76, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Stonehill Care Center following a long battle with cancer.

Patricia (Pat) was born on Sept. 1, 1943, in Sabula, the daughter of Eugene and Edith (McMahan) Ottaway. She was married in 1962 and later divorced. She then married Edward Schlueter Jr. in 1988 and was happily married until his death in 2016. They enjoyed traveling together, gambling and spending time with family and friends.  

Fri
07
Feb

Marlys Pfeiffer

Marlys Kathleen Pfeiffer, 91, of McGregor, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, at Good Samaritan Society in Waukon, with her family at her side. Marlys was born on May 8, 1928, in Dubuque. She graduated from Dubuque Senior High School in Dubuque in May of 1946.

Marlys was united in marriage to the love of her life, Donald W. Pfeiffer, on June 25, 1946, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dubuque. To this union seven children were born. In her spare time, Marlys enjoyed sewing, golfing, traveling and spending lots of time with her family and friends. 

Marlys is survived by her five children, Rick (Laura) Pfeiffer of Columbia, Mo.; Kirk (Barb) Pfeiffer of Sterling, Ill.; Kymm (Lee) Hinkel of Waukon; Kent (Penny) Pfeiffer of Marquette; and Kris (Scott) Dickey of Parker, Colo.; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren. 

Thu
30
Jan

Moejo Kautman

Moejo Kautman, 73, of McGregor, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien, Wis. Moejo was born March 8, 1946, to Henry J. and Helen M. (Cowell) Kautman, Sr. in Dubuque. He graduated from McGregor High School in 1965. Moejo joined and proudly served in the United States Army as a military policeman (MP).

Moejo was a self-employed painter. He is survived by his three children, Kevin (Rose) Dull of Marquette, Jeff Dull of Humbird, Wis., and Christina (John) Holtkamp of Mt. Rose; three grandchildren, Ryder, Jackson and Kyler; siblings, Thomas Kautman of McGregor, Kathryn Kautman of New Hope, Minn., Henry “Pete” Kautman of McGregor, and Kris Kautman of Mason City; and several nieces and nephews.

Fri
24
Jan

Warren Wetherill

Warren Eugene Wetherill, 94, of McGregor, passed away Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at his home.  

Fri
24
Jan

Shirley Ellis

Shirley E. Ellis, age 78, of Patch Grove, Wis., passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Shirley was born on April 12, 1941, the daughter of Roy and Edna (Jarms) Haberichter. Shirley, her father and her grandmother were all born in the same farmhouse located southeast of Monona. Shirley spent her early childhood in Clayton County, moved to the Patch Grove area in 1952 and graduated from Patch Grove High School in 1958. She married Jerry Ellis on Oct. 24, 1959, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Bagley, Wis. Shirley and Jerry raised their family in the home that he built in 1960. Shirley was Patch Grove Village Clerk for 18 years and secretary/treasurer for the Patch Grove Fire Department for 31 years. Shirley enjoyed time spent with her family, reading, sewing, gardening and dancing with Jerry.  

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