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Kenneth George Walstad, age 91, of Mount Horeb, passed away on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, at UW Hospital, Madison, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born on May 17, 1930, in Arthur, Wisconsin, the son of Henry and Frances (McKinney) Walstad. He was the second oldest of 10 children. 

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Judith (Judy) M. Anderson (Slattery) (Beyer), 88, a long time Verona resident (1959 to present) passed away peacefully at home on Oct. 11, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer. 

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Mary Ann Ehly, age 96, peacefully passed away on Sept. 28,2021. Mary Ann was born Mary Antoniette Triska to Anton and Clara (Imming) Triska in Hanover, Kansas, on Aug. 26, 1925.  

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Gary M. Mani, age 76, of Janesville, passed away on Sept. 21, 2021, at Beloit Memorial Hospital, with his wife, Wendy by his side. He was born in Verona on Sept. 10, 1945, the son of Maynard and Fern (Shelstad) Mani. Gary was a 1963 graduate of Verona High School and also earned his accounti…

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Gary M. Mani, age 76, of Janesville, died on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, at Beloit Memorial Hospital. A memorial service is pending for a later date. 

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Carla Mae Hageman, age 82, passed away on Sept. 20, 2021, at Meriter Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. She was born on Feb. 24, 1939, in Hanska, Minnesota, to parents Alvin and Marion (Mikkelson) Tande. 

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Jody Renee Dingle, age 52, of Verona, passed away on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, at Agrace HospiceCare surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Oct. 4, 1968, in Manhattan, Kansas, the daughter of Jerry and Beverly (Freeman) Mock.

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Bruce L. Hughes, age 74, passed away Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg, Wisconsin, with his wife and children by his side. He was born on April 30, 1947 in Dodgeville, Wisconsin, to parents Floyd and Helen (Parkinson) Hughes.

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Marcus Bovre joined his son Marcus, Jr. in the great beyond on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. He was a loving husband of 58 years to his high school sweetheart, Sue (Strain) Bovre. Marcus was born in Stoughton on Jan. 9, 1943, along with his twin Michael, to Pearl and Arnold Bovre.

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June Ann (Johnson/Mathews) Stenner, age 82 but always remembered as 39, of Verona, passed away in her home among all her loving family and friends on Tuesday, August 17, 2021.

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Cecilia Laura Raleigh, 99, of Verona, Wisconsin, passed away on August 4, 2021 with family at her side. Born July 7, 1922 in a log farmhouse on a high hill outside Sauk City, Wisconsin, she was one of 9 children of George and Anna (Pulvermacher) Wachter who walked four miles into town each d…

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Clifford Valentine Fassbender, 94, passed away in peace in the hands of the Lord on July 28, 2021. Clifford was born at the family farm in the town of Roxbury, WI on February 17, 1927, to Carl and Leontina Fassbender. He was never shy of hard work and he was born to be a farmer. Working the …

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Robert “Bob” H. Schmidt, age 89, passed away on July 15, 2021, at Agrace Hospice Care in Fitchburg. He was born on May 31, 1932 in Sheboygan, WI, to parents Harold Schmidt and Anne Gulseth. Bob grew up in Manitowoc and was raised by his loving father and step-mother, Clara (Novachek) Schmidt…

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Philip James “Phil” Roethlisberger, age 89, of Belleville, passed peacefully to his heavenly home on Monday, July 12, 2021 at St. Mary’s Medical Center with family by his side.

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Ronald “Ron” R. Nicholson, age 75, passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at home. He was born in Madison to Harry and Edna Bigler. Ron married Mary Ann Neff on November 4, 1989 at Salem United Church of Christ in Verona. Ron worked for the Madison Metropolitan School District as a Custodi…

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Lois Jacqueline (Mueller) Tvedt passed away peacefully at Four Winds Manor nursing facility in Verona on Monday, June 21, 2021.

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Kenneth Raymond Buczak, age 79, passed away on June 15, 2021, at UW Hospital. He was born on Aug. 31, 1941, in Milwaukee, Wis., to parents Stanley and Irene Buczak.

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William “Bill” Robert Livick, 65, died Friday, June 18, 2021, outside his Northwoods cabin. He was born on Nov. 14, 1955, in Janesville, the son of Daniel and Violet (Olson) Livick. Bill was a gifted left-handed Babe Ruth League pitcher, making friends that remained with him throughout his l…

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Retired Lt. Col. Thomas Geffert passed away on Nov. 2, 2020 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was born in Madison on Oct. 22, 1970 to John Geffert and Betsy Geffert.

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Sandra “Sandy” Ann Schendel, age 69, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 24, 2021, at Agrace Hospice Care in Fitchburg, WI. She was born in Sparta, WI on August 24, 1951, to Darwin and Rosella (Schmid) Schendel.

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Rebecca McCaw, 72, ended her nearly three-year fight with pancreatic cancer on Thursday, June 3, 2021, having spent the day with those she loved the most, including her daughter and grandson.

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Born Sept. 9, 1946 to Joseph and Gladys (McGilvra) Matts, Alan was the “unexpected” baby of the family, and a wonderful surprise. Raised in Verona Wis., the Matts family are pioneer settlers, a fact that Alan loved and respected. He attended Verona schools, and excelled in sports (football, …

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Robert D. Compton (Bob) passed on Friday, May 21, 2021, his 88th birthday, at Oregon Manor. Often called “Blue Eyes,” Bob was born on May 21, 1933, in Broken Bow, Neb., the son of Seth and Helen (Shepardson) Compton. He graduated from Flagler High School in Colorado where he excelled in spor…

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Kenneth “Ken” A. Mikkelson, age 79, passed away on Saturday, May 15, 2021 surrounded by his wife of 57 years and his three sons, John, Keith & Erik. He passed peacefully from complications of leukemia. He was the sixth of eight children born on September 17, 1941 to Peter and Minnie (And…

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Gilbert L. “Butch” Becker, age 89, of Lancaster, WI formerly of Verona, WI passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning May 12, 2021 at Orchard Manor in rural Lancaster. He was born on March 19, 1932 in Stitzer, WI the son of Clarence and Edna (Edington) Becker. He was united in marriage to D…

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Ronald Schmitz, age 73, of Mount Horeb, passed away on Friday, April 30, 2021, at University of Wisconsin Hospital Trauma and Life Support Center from his fight with pulmonary fibrosis. He was born on Feb. 11, 1948, in Madison, the son of Frank and Frieda Schmitz. He married Dorothy Brattrud…

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Donald “Don” Robert Hyde, 88, of Verona, WI, passed away due to surgical complications on April 25, 2021 surrounded by the love of family and friends. He was born January 1, 1933 in La Crosse to Henry and Beulah (Muller) Hyde of Viola, WI.

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Dayle G. Meyer, age 94, of Bloomington, WI passed away on Sunday April 11, 2021 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg, WI. He was born on March 3, 1927 in Bloomington the son of George and Marie (Welsh) Meyer. After graduating high school in 1945, Dayle spent two years in the Army and stationed…

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James Milton Coe, 75, passed away peacefully into the arms of his Lord and Savior on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, with his family by his side. James was born on May 31, 1945, to Oscar Coe and Olive Clark Coe, in Boscobel. He was a little brother to Alice (Jerry) Shaw, and big brother to Bob Coe, a…

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James R. Cockroft, age 81 passed away on February 27, 2021, after a long battle with Vascular Dementia at the New Glarus Home. He was born in Belleville on September 17, 1938, the son of Robert and Lillian (Stiff) Cockroft. Jim graduated from Belleville High School in 1957, where he was name…

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Norris Robert Gammeter, age 89, was a fun-loving, generous man who died from complications of kidney cancer on February 10, 2021 at his home. He was one of the “middle children” of his parents, Gottlieb and Barbara Gammeter, who had 13 children. Norris would always tell people he was the onl…

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Dean Ellis Tvedt passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, at the age of 96, with his family by his side. Dean was born on a farm just west of Mount Horeb on July 13, 1924, to Melvin and Sadie (Luhman) Tvedt. When he was in his teens they moved to another farm in the township of Cross…

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Ernest P. Stuber, age 96 passed away on Friday, January 29, 2021 at The Legacy at Noel Manor in Verona. He was born in Brodhead, WI on January 24, 1925 the son of Fred and Emma (Banziger) Stuber. Ernie served in the United States Army during WWII and was awarded a Purple Heart after being wo…

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Steven L. Versnik, age 68, passed away at his home on Monday, January 25, 2021. He was born on November 2, 1952 the son of Lewis and Margaret (Schneider) Versnik. Steve graduated from Verona High School in 1970 and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison. On April 29, 1972 he was united…

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John Frank Markwardt, age 87, of Oregon, passed away on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, at home. He was born Sept. 10, 1933, in New Holstein, son of John and Frances (DeBuhr) Markwardt.

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Blanche Beryl Slotten passed away on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 after a brief illness. She was born on Nov. 17, 1921 in Grand Marsh, Wisconsin to Omar and Ethel Burgdorff. She graduated from Adams Friendship High School in 1939 and moved to Madison to attend and graduated from Madison Business …

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Elliott Hubbard Sweet passed from this world peacefully in the loving presence of family on December 29, 2020 at age 96. Elliott born in Des Moines, Iowa, May 16, 1924, to Howard and Leone Sweet who relocated the family to Madison, Wisconsin shortly after his birth.

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Robert J. McNallie, age 70, of Verona, Wisconsin, passed away on December 15, 2020 after a 15-month battle with cancer with his family by his side.

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Maureen Elizabeth Rand, age 79, of Verona, formerly of Stoughton, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, at SSM Health-St. Mary’s Hospital, from complications of COVID-19. She was born on May 4, 1941, in Mason City, Iowa. In 1946, she moved to Stoughton to live with her father, Harland, and …

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Loretta “Lori” Lee Volpe nee Lewandowski, age 84, passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2020, at UW Hospital due to complications from a stroke.

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Mary Margaret D. Cornelius died on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. Mary was born Aug. 11, 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Jemima (Robertson) and James Dick.

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Ever strong & resilient, Rodney Keith Waldmann, 95, completed his earthly mission on Friday, November 6, 2020 after a prolonged illness. Rod was born on November 23, 1924, in North Lancaster to August & Mabel (Duncalf) Waldmann.

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Helen Marie Abplanalp was born to Martin and Clara (Anderson) Martinson on June 12, 1921, on the family farm in Springdale Township, Wis. Helen passed away on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, at Ingleside Nursing Home in Mount Horeb.

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Sonia S. “Sue” Rotar, age 81, passed away on Monday, September 28, 2020. She was born on November 6, 1938 in Madison, the daughter of James and Clara (Rufenacht) Scharer. Sue was married in July of 1960 to Stephen Rotar and they made their home in Verona.

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Ruby Ann (Richard) (Handel) Reuter died on September 30, 2020 at Willow Pointe in Verona. She was born in Madison, WI on December 25, 1934 to Walter and Anne (Disrud) Richard. Ruby grew up on a dairy farm in the Belleville area, attended the East Dayton School and graduated from Belleville H…

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Dolores “Cookie” (Koch) Thompson, 89, passed away peacefully on Monday September 21, 2020 at Legacy at Noel Manor assisted living facility in Verona, WI. Cookie was born on October 28, 1930 in Stanton, Nebraska to Emil and Elsie (Lehman) Koch. Their family moved to the southern WI area when …

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Francis “Frank” O’Connor passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Friday September 25, 2020. Frank was born on the O’Connor Family Farm in the Town of Primrose, WI on May 15, 1932. The farm quickly became his lifelong passion. He attended Mount Horeb High School, where he excel…

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Diane Mary Odegard, 73 of Oregon died on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 at St. Mary’s Hospital Hospice in Madison, WI.

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Sheldon W. Steiner, age 80 of Monroe, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. He was born on March 5, 1940 on the family farm in Belleville, Primrose Township, the son of Wilbert and Marie (Kubly) Steiner. He graduated from Belleville High School. Sheldon married Diane…