Obituaries

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Dec

Marie Agnes Theresa Becwar

Marie Agnes Theresa Becwar, 76, of Prairie du Chien, formerly of La Crosse, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, at Prairie Maison in Prairie du Chien. 

Marie was born on April 8, 1943, in Prairie du Chien, to Joseph George and Agnes Marie (Fritsche) Becwar. 

Wed
04
Dec

John C. Meyer

John C. Meyer, 68, of Prairie du Chien, passed away surrounded by his family on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison, after sudden complications from pneumonia and lung cancer.

He was born on June 29, 1951, in Prairie du Chien, the son of Carlos “Chip” and Myrna Meyer.

Wed
04
Dec

Walter H. Maass

Walter H. Maass, 89, of Freeport, Ill., died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, at AMITA Healthcare in Elk Grove Village. 

He was born on Dec. 7, 1929, in Chicago, Ill., to Walter T. and Loretta Dahms Maass. 

On May 8, 1954, he married Gwenneth G. Berns. Walter attended Northwestern University and spent his career in the law departments of the Burlington Route, Milwaukee Road and Soo Line Railroads. He served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War with the 35th Division, 75th Air Defense. 

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02
Dec

Ida M. Clark

Ida M. Clark, 87, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at Prairie Maison in Prairie du Chien.

She was born on March 5, 1932, the daughter of Edward and Lydia (Meng) Fuller. Ida attended Lane Elementary School and went on to graduate from Patch Grove High School. She enjoyed flower gardening, rummage sales, and traveling with her friend, Bob. Ida loved her grandchildren very much and enjoyed spending time with them.

Mon
02
Dec

Dorene Dorothy Larson

Dorene Dorothy Larson, 81, of McGregor, Iowa, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, at MercyOne Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa. 

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02
Dec

Virgil W. Fette

Virgil William Fette, 86, of St. Olaf, Iowa, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. 

Virgil was born April 25, 1933, in Elkader, Iowa, to Albert and Rosina (Glawe) Fette. 

He attended elementary school in St. Olaf up to eighth grade. Virgil was united in marriage to Dolores Geisler at St. Peters Lutheran Church, Prairie du Chien, on Oct. 6, 1953. He enjoyed farming all of his life until his retirement in 1995. Virgil enjoyed dancing, playing cards, being outdoors and spending time with family and friends. He was a member of the Norway Lutheran Church and enjoyed his church family. He served on the board of the St. Olaf Co-op and St. Olaf Feed and Supply.

Mon
02
Dec

Betty Steiber

Betty Steiber, 93, of Lansing, Iowa, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at Thornton Manor, Lansing, Iowa. 

Betty was born on Sept. 10, 1926, to Dewey and Lula (Brockmeyer) Gramlich. 

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02
Dec

Alma Ready

Alma Elizabeth Ready, 100 years, three months and one day, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, at Atrium Post Acute Care of Lancaster.  

She was the sixth child born to Sylvia Caroline (Havill) and Albert L. Clark on Aug. 25, 1919.

Alma was baptized June 10, 1928, and confirmed June 4, 1933, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Bagley by Pastor Max Fritchell. On Nov. 18, 1936, Alma was joined in marriage to Lynn Fred Ready by Rev. J.J. Lippoldt. To this union was born Mary Lynn, 1944; James Roger, 1947; Catherine Marie, 1956; Lynn David, 1958; and Rebecca Ruth, 1962. From 1947 until 1988, the couple farmed a 160-acre farm just outside of Bloomington. Upon their retirement, they moved into town. 

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02
Dec

Justin Reuter

Justin Kenneth Reuter, 30, of McGregor, Iowa, and formerly of Bloomington, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Nov. 26 at the Guttenberg Hospital following his courageous battle with cancer. 

He was born Dec. 21, 1988, as Justin Kenneth Lange to Diane Lange, and later became Justin Reuter when Diane married Cory Reuter in 1993.

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Nov

David K. Evans II

David K. Evans II, 48, of Marquette, Iowa, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn. 

He was born June 21, 1971, in St. Paul, Minn., the son of David and JoAnne (Everts) Evans. 

David owned and operated the Ole Sawmill Marina in Stillwater, Minn. He was also involved in various other businesses in the area. He was proud of his farm “Hunt More – Do Little.” 

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