Obituaries

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08
Apr

Thomas Paul Lechnir

Thomas Paul Lechnir passed away unexpectedly Thursday, April 4, 2019, at the age of 74 and went to be with his Lord and Savior. 

Thomas was born in Prairie du Chien, on Friday Oct. 13, 1944, to Thomas Raymond and Jean Barnhart (Hahn) Lechnir. 

On Oct. 18, 1969 Tom married the love of his life, Nyleen (Suhr). Tom, you were my strength and love, which held our family together. Thank you.

Wed
03
Apr

Robert W. Thompson

Robert W. Thompson, 78, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Bland Bekkedal Hospice Center in Viroqua.

He is survived by his loving wife and soulmate, Mary, of 39 years; two daughters, Pamela Porch, Texas, and Shannon Roberts, Iowa, and son, Jeff Thompson, Texas; sister, Linda (Tom) Henrich, Florida; and sisters-in-law, Lorna Harper, Texas, and Carol Marx, Wisconsin. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Nic, Alex (Hayley) and Morgan Roberts, four great-grandchildren, nephews, a niece, other relatives and friends.

A celebration of life will be held Thursday, April 11, at the Casino Queen Sevens Lounge, in Marquette, Iowa, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch will be served. All family and friends are welcome.

Wed
03
Apr

Margaret L. Hazen

Margaret L. Hazen, 63, of Wauzeka, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2019, at her home following an extended illness.  

She was born June 20, 1955, in Viroqua, the daughter of Jess and Wilma (Lewis) Salmon.  She was confirmed in 1974 and baptized in the Mississippi River.  

Marge lived in Bridgeport, Wauzeka and Prairie du Chien; Nashville, Tenn.; Bowling Green, Ky.; Madison, and then moved back home to rural Crawford County.  She worked as a high school janitor, an insurance agent, a hotel manager, a substance abuse counselor and State of Wisconsin consultant.  She was a proud and grateful member of Alcoholics Anonymous since 1987.

She is survived by her brother, Bruce (Deb) Salmon, of Wauzeka; and “best friend and true sister” Lisa Sowieja, of Madison.  

Wed
03
Apr

Carolyn M. Crubel

Carolyn M. Crubel, 85, of Bloomington, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2019, at Agrace Hospice Care in Fitchburg. 

She was born Feb. 1, 1934, the daughter of Leroy and Marie (Hampton) Esser. 

Carolyn graduated from Bloomington High School. On April 24, 1952, she was united in marriage to Harold P. Crubel at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Glen Haven. Together, they farmed in Patch Grove Township. Carolyn was a faithful member and past president of the Christian Mothers, and St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bloomington. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, gardening and baking. She wrote poetry and had a great sense of humor when it came to her grandchildren.

Fri
29
Mar

Darrell E. Udelhoven

Darrell E. Udelhoven, 84, of Bloomington, passed away peacefully as his loving heart stopped on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at Mayo hospital in La Crosse.  

Fri
29
Mar

Richard Rudnik

Richard Rudnik, 82, died suddenly on March 8, 2019. 

He was born to Ted and Francis Rudnik on Nov. 17, 1937. Richard worked at American Plumbing in Winona, and later moved to Prairie du Chien, Wis. He graduated from Cotter High School.

Richard is survived by his sister, Patricia Lehnertz, Speltz Assisted Living, Lewiston; brothers, William Rudnik and Thomas Rudnik, both of Winona; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; grandparents; brother, James; and infant sister, Mary Jo.

His wish was to be cremated and buried next to his wife.

Fri
29
Mar

James W. Long

James W. Long, 78, of Bagley, passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2019, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home in Lancaster.  

He was born on Aug. 12, 1940, at home in Bagley, the son of William and Edith (Ellis) Long. Jim went to grade school at the Hazleton School in rural Bagley and to Madison to school before returning home to the family farm with his mother. They took care of each other as the years passed.  Jim loved anything to do with automobiles and could tell you the year, make and model of anything he saw. His hobby was assembling model car kits and creating his own with whatever materials were available. While still in his own home, Jim took care of his cats and Fridays were dedicated to garage sales. Once at Orchard Manor, he looked forward to his weekly visit and Uno game with Christine and Lexi.

Mon
25
Mar

Dale Keith Wilkins

Dale Keith Wilkins, 70, of Onalaska, passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2019, at his home. 

Mon
25
Mar

Janice Cornford

Janice Cornford, 81, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2019, at Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center in Janesville.  

She was born in Blue River,  on April 30, 1937, the daughter of Walter and Lyndall (Richason) Shaffer. She married Dean A. Cornford on June 23, 1956. They celebrated 62 years together before he unexpectedly preceded her in death on July 24, 2018. For the last nine months, Janice has missed Dean, living without him in their duplex, where they thought they would have many more years together.

Mon
25
Mar

Linda Mae Ames

Linda Mae Ames, 63, of Mt. Hope, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien. 

She was born on Sept. 2, 1955, in Boscobel, the daughter of Wilbur and Alice (Whitish) Colson. 

Linda attended and graduated from Iowa-Grant High School in 1973. Shortly after, Linda married her first husband, and they later divorced in 1994. On June 23, 2001, she was united in marriage to Jeffrey Ames. They made their home in Potosi until moving to Mt. Hope in 1997. 

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