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Sharon Geisler

Nov 19, 2023 - Nov 19, 2023

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Prairie du Chien, WI

Sharon M. Geisler, age 84 of Prairie du Chien passed away Sunday, November 19, 2023, at Prairie Maison in Prairie du Chien. She was born on September 10, 1939, in Waukegan, IL, the daughter of James and Violet (Hepburn) Wiswall. Sharon moved to Wauzeka, WI as a child and grew up there, graduating from Wauzeka High School with the class of 1956. She met Louis Geisler, and they were later married in June of 1960 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Wauzeka. Sharon worked at Hardee's in Prairie...Read More

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Jane A. Bartow

Nov 16, 1933 - Feb 26, 2024

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Prairie du Chien, WI

Jane A. Bartow, age 90, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 26, 2024, at Prairie Maison Nursing Home in Prairie du Chien. She was born on November 16, 1933, in Lancaster, the daughter of Ray and Dorothy (Treloar) Davies. Jane graduated from Platteville High School in 1951. After graduation, she worked as a waitress at Wittman’s Café in Lancaster. On January 19, 1952, she was united in marriage to Gerald Bartow. Eleven children were born to this union. Gerald passed away unexpectedly in 1974. Jane continued to raise her family as well as serve as a caretaker for local children in the community. She enjoyed embroidering, canning, and working in her vegetable garden. Jane was a member of the Lancaster United Methodist Church.Survivors include her children: Doug (Christine) Bartow, Montfort, WI; Debra (David) Fishler, Prairie du Chien, WI; Kristine (Adrian) Cerny, Spokane Valley, WA; Mark (Ellen) Bartow, Strum, WI; Gary Bartow, Council Bluffs, IA; Jennifer (Jim) Joyce, Denmark, WI; 24 grandchildren: Amy Hoeper, Sherri Seitz, Brandon Bartow, Stacy Christenson, Shane Bartow, Brooke Williams, Jerimy Fishler, Roby Fuller, Aaron Daily, Adrianna Cerny, Cassandra Cerny, Matt Bartow, Eric Bartow, Jacob Bartow, Floyd Bartow, Jr., Nick Ramsden, Carter Hocking, Danielle Bartow, Shayna Bartow, Miah Joyce, Macy Joyce, Spencer Joyce, Anya Joyce, and Alyx Joyce; 29 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren and one on the way; son-in-law, Rick Daily, Lancaster, WI; daughter-in-law, Connie Bartow, Monroe, WI; sisters-in-law: Lois Davies, Platteville, WI; Sharon Barr, Fennimore, WI; Wanda Bartow, Ellenboro, WI; and Judy Evans, Lancaster, WI; brother-in-law, Elmer Ritter, Boscobel, WI; other relatives and many friends.In addition to her parents and her husband Gerald, Jane was preceded in death by her children: Dennis, Floyd, Shawn Bartow, Marcia Daily, and Rebecca Bartow; a grandson, Brock Joyce; her siblings: Patricia Ritter and Jim Davies.Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at the Lancaster United Methodist Church in Lancaster with Pastor David Kim officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster. Family and friends may call on Monday, March 4, 2024, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Lancaster United Methodist Church and on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church. Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory in Lancaster is entrusted with her care.

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Jayce Jonathan Reynolds

Apr 11, 2008 - Feb 17, 2024

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Prairie du Chien, WI

Jayce J. Reynolds, age 15 of Prairie du Chien passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, February 17, 2024. He was born in Prairie du Chien on April 11, 2008, the son of Amy and Anthony Schneider and Jonathan Reynolds. Jayce attended Prairie du Chien High School and worked at the local McDonald’s. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and playing video games. He also enjoyed fishing and deer hunting with his Grandpa Marty. He is survived by his parents Amy (Anthony) Schneider and Jonathan Reynolds; siblings Oliver, Killian, and Stella Schneider; paternal grandparents Marty (Lori) Reynolds and David (Meaghan) Schneider; maternal grandmother Jan Walters and Paula Deutmeyer; paternal great-grandparents Jim (Sharon) Reynolds and Helen Schneider; maternal great-grandmother Marion Schiffman; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by maternal grandfather Steve “George” Walters and maternal grandfather Jim Deutmeyer and maternal great-grandfather Doug Schiffman; and paternal great-grandfather Herb Schneider. A Celebration of Jayce’s Life will be Sunday, February 25, 2024, from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the Cobblestone Inn in Marquette, IA, with private inurnment in the Calvary Cemetery in Prairie du Chien. To to the family or in memory of Jayce Jonathan Reynolds, please

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Irmgard Ottilia Hogenson

Oct 09, 1928 - Feb 14, 2024

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Prairie du Chien, WI

Irmgard O. “Emy” Hogenson, age 95 of Prairie du Chien passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien, surrounded by her family. She was born in Sinning, Germany on October 9, 1928, the daughter of Paul and Maria (Haderer) Reissner. Emy grew up in Germany where she attended trade school. She met Willis “Tom” Hogenson while he was stationed overseas during Word War II. Tom and Emy were married on April 15, 1950, in Augsburg, Germany. Together, they moved with their daughter to the United States, where they were stationed at Fort Hood, near Mineral Wells, Texas. After spending some time living back in Germany, Emy moved with her family to Prairie du Chien in 1962. She began working at Gabel’s Laundromat in Prairie du Chien where she would remain for 40 years until her retirement in 2005. Emy loved to cook and bake for her family and friends. She always remembered loved ones’ birthdays and would often bake their favorite cake for them on the day. Emy cherished her family and extended that love to friends and neighbors alike. She also enjoyed caring for cats and crocheting. She is survived by her children Linda Sweeney, James Hogenson, and Mike (Michelle) Hogenson; sister Paula (Werner) Hirschberg; grandchildren Sean (Andrew) Sweeney, Heather (Dan) Lenzendorf, Zach (Delta), Alicia, Holly (Josh), and Casey Hogenson; great-grandchildren Corrina (Nicholas), Thomas, and Jonathan Lenzendorf and Christian Stickfort; nephew Kenny Dale, numerous other nieces and nephews; and special friend “Radio Rob” Bryson. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Henrietta Hogenson, and siblings Hedvig Scherrer, Clara Dale, Bertha Thaller, and Siglinde “Sigi” Schwarz. A Memorial Mass of Resurrection will be Saturday, April 6, 2024, at 10:30 A.M. at St. John’s Church of the Holy Family Parish, Msgr. Charles Stoetzel officiating with inurnment in the Evergreen Cemetery, both in Prairie du Chien. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 9:30 A.M. until the time of the Mass. A Celebration of Emy’s Life will be held at a later date. To to the family or in memory of Irmgard Ottilia (Reissner) "Emy" Hogenson, please

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Sharon Ann Boylen

May 19, 1945 - Feb 07, 2024

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Prairie du Chien, WI

Sharon Boylen, 78, of Prairie du Chien, passed away peacefully on Feb. 7, 2024, surrounded by her family, after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She was born on May 19, 1945, to Floyd May and Katheryn Severson, but she was raised by her foster parents, Bob and Beulah Spiker from the time she was three months old. They were her aunt and uncle by blood, but they loved and raised her as their daughter. She always considered them her real parents. She grew up in the Fourth Ward (St. Feriole Island) and graduated from Prairie du Chien High School in 1963. She married the love of her life, Larry Boylen, on July 7, 1965. They were blessed with four sons: Scott, Kurt, Jeff and Brent. Sharon worked in the Crawford County Highway Department office for many years and held a variety of other jobs. She served her community in many ways, including donating blood more than 120 times and umpiring neighborhood games. She was very active at St. John’s Parish, including teaching CCD, reading during service, and being an eucharistic minister. She enjoyed working as a teacher’s aide in B.A. Kennedy and Bluffview Schools. She served on the Prairie du Chien City Council for several terms and was a member of the Friends of the Prairie du Chien Library. She loved her family, her many pets and spending time with “The Gang.” Sharon was always willing to take in strays (animals and people) and always rooted for the underdog. She enjoyed bowling with her friends, walking her dogs, and spending time on and near the river. She loved listening to the Milwaukee Brewers on the radio, with a special affinity for Bob Uecker and her favorite player of all time, Paul Monitor. Sharon taught her family the importance of sharing and helping others. She tried to see the bright side of things and had a smile and a wink for everyone. She had nicknames for all her favorite people, and often referred to her grandchildren as “hootenannies.” She is survived by her husband, Larry, their sons Scott (Kelli), Kurt (Nikki Gilkes), Jeff and Brent (Sara), grandchildren Desi, Mabel, Ayla, Tyler, Dalton and Cole, and her sister, Janice Radloff, sisters-in-law, Pat Hazen, Ica Boylen, Dianne (Todd) Caya, brother-in-law Rick (Marcia) Boylen. She is preceded in death by her parents, her grandson Samson Boylen, brothers-in-law John Trehey, Robert Hazen, Jim Boylen, and Edward White and sisters-in-law, Kate Trehey and Mary White. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested for the Prairie du Chien Library or the River and Bluffs Animal Shelter. People are also encouraged to donate blood in her memory. A visitation will be held 4-7 pm on Thursday, Feb. 15 at Garrity Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be held at 11 am on Friday, Feb. 16 at St. John’s Church of the Holy Family Parish, both in Prairie du Chien. As Sharon always said, “Don’t worry. It’ll be alright.” To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Sharon Ann (May) Boylen, please visit our

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Marjorie Drahn

Died : Jan 23, 2024

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Prairie du Chien, WI

Marjorie Drahn, 95, of Monona, Iowa died Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at Prairie Maison, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Arrangements are pending with Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Monona, Iowa.

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Richard Carl Masino

Mar 23, 1929 - Jan 27, 2024

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Prairie du Chien, WI

Richard Carl “Luigi” Masino peacefully passed away on Saturday, January 27, 2024, at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien, WI. He was Born on March 23, 1929, in Madison, WI, the son of the late Joseph and Josephine (Matranga) Maisino. Luigi grew up in Madison and attended Central High School. He later enlisted, and proudly served, in the United States Navy and was a Korean War veteran. He married Beverly Kolter on June 5, 1954, in Madison. Together he and Beverly lived in Madison until relocating to Prairie du Chien for work. It was there they raised their two daughters. He first worked at National Decorated Metals in Prairie du Chien before working at Wyalusing State Park in Bagley, WI. He then was a janitor for 3M Company for many years until his retirement. Richard loved to dance and listen to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and others from that era. He always did the dishes after every meal - and there was a certain way to do them. It was the same for maintaining the lawn. He was very meticulous and passed that trait on to others in the family. Richard loved to watch old war movies and drawing – everyone always remembers cartoon drawings with Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck - and doing magic tricks for all the grandchildren and great grandchildren until they were well in their twenties and maybe even thirties. After his retirement, he spent many hours at McDonald’s with his coffee clutch, riding his bike, and walking all over town. Richard enjoyed a good hamburger and chocolate shake while watching the Packers up until the last week or so of his life. He is survived by his wife Beverly of Prairie du Chien, 2 daughters Rhonda Kramer of Fall Creek, WI and Terri (Steven) Achenbach, of Eastman, WI; grandchildren Angela Achenbach, Jenni Achenbach, Adam (Darci) Achenbach, Matthew Achenbach, Meagan (Josh) Gokey, Kevin (Jordyn) Olson, and Chelsea (Woody) Woodford; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers Joseph Jr. and Sam Masino; and 2 sisters Jennie Haagensen and Mary Parisi. A Memorial Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2024, from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. at the Garrity Funeral Home Chapel in Prairie du Chien. Military honors will be accorded by the Prairie du Chien Honor Guard immediately following the visitation. To to the family or in memory of Richard Carl "Luigi" Masino, please

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Kenneth Charles Stram

Feb 21, 1946 - Jan 26, 2024

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Prairie du Chien, WI

Kenneth Charles Stram, age 77 of Prairie du Chien passed away Friday, January 26, 2024, at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien. He was born in Prairie du Chien on February 21, 1946, the son of Charles and Roselyn (Shulka) Stram. Kenny went to St. Gabriel’s Catholic School, then Prairie du Chien High School for a short time before beginning his working career. At the age of 16, he moved to Rockford, IL for work and later moved to California where he lived for 10 years. He worked as a machinist and enjoyed scuba diving. He then moved back to Prairie du Chien where he enjoyed frog and racoon hunting, and turtle hooking with his family. Ken worked at Bituma for a few years and later as an iron worker until his health forced him to retire. Kenny loved woodworking and made beautiful treasures for family and friends. Kenny had a big heart and was quick witted. He is survived by his son Scott Stram of Cochrane, WI; 2 brothers Roger (Jeanne) and Donnie (Janet) Stram, both of Prairie du Chien; 2 sisters Karen Boom of Polo, IL, and Bonnie (Gerry) Lansing of McGregor, IA; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, siste Ruth Lessard, and brother David Stram. A Memorial Service will be Saturday, February 10, 2024, at 12:00 P.M. at the Garrity Funeral Home Chapel in Prairie du Chien, with private inurnment at a later date. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service. To to the family or in memory of Kenneth Charles Stram, please

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Robert D. Hudson

Mar 04, 1939 - Jan 27, 2024

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Prairie Du Chien, WI

CASSVILLE – Robert D. "Bob" Hudson, age 84, of Cassville, passed away on Saturday, January 27, 2024, at Bluff Haven in Prairie Du Chien Wisconsin. He was born March 4, 1939, the son of George and Lucille (Kress) Hudson. Bob graduated from Lancaster High School in 1957. He enlisted in the United States Navy in the Asiatic Theater, during the Formosa Conflict. Bob served his country, side by side, with his brother, Richard, on the same ships, the USS Haven and USS Manatee. This required them to sign the Sullivan Act, that allowed family to serve together. Upon his honorable discharge, he also served in the Naval Reserves. On November 26, 1960, Bob was united in marriage to Gloria C. Shaben at St. Charles Catholic Church. He started his career with National Cash Register as a Technician Rep. In the 1970’s Bob became employed with Wisconsin Barge Line, soon was the manager of the Cassville River Terminal, and eventually became Vice President of the Upper Mississippi River Operations, which later was ARTCO. Bob was proud of his 30 year commitment in the Cassville Harbor Commission, which was instrumental in bringing the Cassville Ferry to Cassville. As technology increased, Bob helped many towns and businesses develop web sites and maintain their computerized systems. He was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church. His hobbies included working with computers, fishing, bowling, woodworking, and telling a good story. Bob was a devoted family man, friend to many, and involved in his community. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.Surviving is his loving wife of 63 years: Gloria; their children: Robert (Janet), Diana (Steve) Hochhausen, and Kyle (Dawn) Hudson; 11 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, with three more on the way; a brother: Michael (Lois) Hudson; a sister-in-law: Elaine Hudson; nieces, nephews, and members of the Shaben familyBob was preceded in death by his brothers: Richard (Carol) and David Hudson.A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cassville, with Fr. Mark Miller officiating. Burial with military honors will be provided by the Mumm – Welsh American Legion Post 352, and Donaldson - Kelly – Kirschbaum VFW Post 7080 in the St. Charles Catholic Cemetery. Family and friends may call on Wednesday, from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the church. Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory in Cassville is assisting the family.

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John Frederick Tesar Jr.

Nov 18, 1946 - Jan 26, 2024

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Prairie du Chien, WI

John F. Tesar Jr., age 77 of Prairie du Chien passed away Friday, January 26, 2024, at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Prairie du Chien on November 18, 1946, the son of John Sr. and Jean (Campbell) Tesar. John began schooling in Prairie du Chien and later graduated from West Grant High School with the class of 1965. John married Sharon Bradley on August 3, 1968, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Glen Haven, WI. Together, they raised their family in Prairie du Chien. John began work at the 3M Company in Prairie du Chien in 1970. He remained there for 34 years until his retirement in 2004. John enjoyed hunting and ice fishing in his early years. He is survived by his wife of 55 years Sharon; their son Tim Tesar; and 2 brothers Jim and Joe Tesar. He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter Kim Trappe, and sister Janet Boak. According to John’s wishes, there will be no formal funeral services at this time. Private inurnment will be held at a later date in the Calvary Cemetery in Prairie du Chien. To to the family or in memory of John Frederick Tesar Jr., please

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Marjorie Drahn

Died : Jan 23, 2024

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Prairie du Chien, WI

Marjorie Drahn, 95, of Monona, Iowa died Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at Prairie Maison, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Arrangements are pending with Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Monona, Iowa.

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