Obituaries

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04
Feb

Cary O. Turner

Cary O. Turner, 61, of Onalaska, formerly of Prairie du Chien, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in Janesville. 

He was born on July 15, 1958, in Boscobel, the son of Richard and Madonna (Hill) Turner. 

Cary was united in marriage to Laurie Conner on Aug. 25, 1986, in Las Vegas, Nev. Cary graduated from Iowa-Grant High School, then attended Southwest Tech in Fennimore, where he obtained his auto body degree. In 1980, after working at several body shops, he started working at Dagnon Motors in Prairie du Chien, where he managed the body shop. In 1988, he started Midwest Auto and successfully operated it for 30 years. 

Tue
04
Feb

Joseph A. Kolter

Joseph A. Kolter, 76, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died at his home Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. 

Joe was born in Winona, Minn., April 16, 1943, and grew up in Prairie du Chien, where he attended high school and worked various jobs until entering the military and serving in Korea. He moved to Cedar Rapids and worked as a housing inspector for HACAP until his retirement in 2005. 

Mon
03
Feb

Robert R. 'Opa' Shulka

Robert Raymond “Opa” Shulka, 79, of rural Lansing, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse. 

Fri
31
Jan

Rodney P. Bartholomew

Rodney P. Bartholomew, 85, of Boscobel, passed away on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, at Gundersen Hospital in Boscobel surrounded by his family.  

He was born on June 22, 1934, in Steuben, the son of Floyde and Eva (Bellis) Bartholomew.  

Wed
29
Jan

Mary Benish

Mary Dolores Benish, 98, of Mason City, Iowa, died Saturday, Jan 25, 2020, at Country Meadow Place in Mason City.

Wed
29
Jan

Rev. Dwight Albers

Rev. Dwight Albers, 67, of Postville, Iowa, died Saturday, Jan 25, 2020 at his home in Postville. 

He was born Aug 7, 1952 to Herbert and Helen (Beckman) Albers in Wells, Minnesota. 

Wed
29
Jan

John B. Meng

John B. Meng, 76, of Prairie du Chien, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, of complications from lung and heart disease. 

John was born July 20, 1943, the son of Richard and Dorothea (Williams) Meng. He worked in construction and was an avid sports fan. He loved playing basketball and baseball as a young man. John enjoyed his work as a crossing guard near the B.A. Kennedy Elementary School. 

Wed
29
Jan

Donald J. Ames and Cleone E. Ames

Donald J. Ames and Cleone E. (Hall) Ames, 80 and 79, of Potosi, passed away within hours of each other surrounded by family on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, a true testament of their love and devotion to each other after being married for 62 years. 

Donald was born on Nov. 7, 1939, in Detroit, Mich., the son of Bert A. and Gertrude (Fecht) Ames. He graduated from Franklin High School, now Potosi High School, in 1957. 

Cleone was born on March 27, 1940, in Lancaster, the daughter of Guerdon W. and Gila (Marcue) Hall. She graduated from Platteville High School in 1957. 

Wed
29
Jan

Patricia A. Kirschbaum

Patricia A. “Trish” Kirschbaum, 71, of Patch Grove, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien. 

She was born March 1, 1948, in Kenosha, the daughter of Donald and Mary (Meyers) Mink.

Wed
29
Jan

Kenneth L. Proulx

Kenneth L. Proulx, 95, passed away peacefully at his home on Dec 1st, 2019.

The oldest child of Lawrence and Mabel (DuCharme) Proulx, he was born on July 8, 1924 in Prairie du Chien. 

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