Obituaries

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Oct

Ronald F. Wittbrodt

Ronald F. Wittbrodt, 78, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, following a brief illness. 

He was born Dec. 10, 1940, in Bay City, Mich., the son of Casimir and Marjorie (Weber) Wittbrodt. He married the love of his life, Patricia Williams, on March 9, 1962, in St. Joseph, Mo. Ron worked as a master electrician, mainly for H & H Electric, until his retirement in 2008.  Ron was a member of the IBEW.  

Mon
21
Oct

Mark Andrew Pfeiffer

Mark Andrew Pfeiffer, 65, of Terre Haute, Ind., passed away on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, surrounded by his loving family. 

Mark was born in Pensacola, Fla., on Dec. 10, 1953, to U.S. Navy Dr. Donald W. and Marlys Pfeiffer. 

Wed
16
Oct

Nancy Ann Heinrich

DEATH NOTICE: Nancy Ann Heinrich, 84, of Beloit, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019 in Wisconsin Rapids. Nancy was born August 5, 1935, in Beloit. No funeral services were held, per Nancy’s wishes.

Wed
16
Oct

Ronald 'Ron' Hartman

Ronald “Ron” Hartman, of McGregor, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in La Crosse, at the age of 86. 

Ron was born on Dec. 16, 1932 in Watertown, to Lloyd and Marie Hartman. 

He graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in engineering. He married Linda, in 1991. He was an area manager for Material Service Corp. in the Chicago area for 25 years. Later, he became the owner/operator of Hartman’s Riverside Court in Harper’s Ferry, Iowa. Ron was an accomplished hunter and fisherman and loved spending as much time as he could pursuing these passions. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Tue
15
Oct

Steven 'Mac' Martin

Steven 'Mac' Martin, 63, of Wauzeka, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at Gundersen Health in La Crosse. 

He was born April 25, 1956, in Mineral Point area. The son of Edwin and Leeta (Johnston) Martin. 

He went to school at Boscobel High School. After high school, he worked for several construction companies. He then went to work as a crane operator for Wick Homes for 25 years. He continued to drive semi trucks for a couple of companies until his retirement. He had a love for cars, Harley Davidson Motorcycles and pyrotechnics. He was a wonderful baker, making homemade bread, cakes, pasty and pies.

Tue
15
Oct

John C. 'Jack' Mulrooney

John C. “Jack” Mulrooney, 95, of Prairie du Chien, died on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. 

Jack was born in Bloomington, on Sept. 27, 1924, the son of Clifford and Harriet (McGrath) Mulrooney. 

He attended St. Mary’s grade school and Bloomington and Boscobel High Schools, graduating from Bloomington in 1942. He attended Loras College for one semester, then served in the Army Air Corps from March of 1943 until October of 1945. He held rank of flight officer–bombardier. After his discharge from service, he enrolled at La Crosse State Teachers College, where he lettered in track three years. He was co-captain of the 1948 track team and served as president of the letterman’s club. 

Mon
14
Oct

Mary M. Stevenson

Mary M. Stevenson, 82, of Gays Mills, passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, at home after a short battle with cancer. 

Mary was born April 25, 1937, to Melvin and Anna (Anderson) Swenson. 

In 1954, she was united with Stanley Stevenson into marriage that lasted 65 years. She loved to play cards and loved to cook especially for company. She was a hardworking housewife and helped with farm chores. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. 

Mon
14
Oct

Mary C. Benoy

Mary C. Benoy, 79, of Middleton and formerly of Prairie du Chien, entered into Eternal Life on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, at the UW-Madison Hospital and Clinics due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. 

She was born on April 28, 1940, in Crawford County, the daughter of Charles and Evelyn (Garvey) Heisz. 

Mon
14
Oct

Eleanor A. Chamberlain

Eleanor A. Chamberlain, 94, of Prairie du Chien, passed away peacefully on Oct 7, 2019 at Prairie Maison Nursing Home. Eleanor was born June 13, 1925, in Mt. Ida, the daughter of Juanita McGraw and William Howell. 

She graduated from Fennimore High School, the class of 1942. Eleanor married Paul James Chamberlain, of Boscobel, on June 6, 1942, and they made their home in Boscobel for many years. 

Tue
08
Oct

Sharon Ann Nolan

Sharon Ann Nolan, 76, of Rochester, Minn., passed away Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Hospital. 

Sharon was born May 9, 1943, in Prairie du Chien, to Dorothy (Woods) and Francis “Ding” Smith. 

She attended St. Mary’s Catholic School and graduated from Prairie du Chien High School in 1961. Sharon married Gene M. Nolan on Oct. 21, 1961, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Prairie du Chien. Sharon and Gene lived in southwest Wisconsin before settling in Rochester, Minn., in 1969. Sharon was an avid reader, especially of religious and political content. She loved tending to her flowers, listening to music, had a lifetime love of boating on the Mississippi River, and enjoyed evening happy hours with her husband. Sharon’s love for her family was as big as her love for the Lord. 

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