Obituaries – Larson Funeral Homes, Fennimore WI and Montfort WI

James D. Collins

Mt Hope, WI-James D. Collins, age 64, died unexpectedly on Monday afternoon November 17, 2014 at his residence in Mt. Ida Township, rural Mt. Hope, WI. James was born on June 7, 1950 in Lancaster, WI, the son of Frank and Mary (Leighton) Collins.
He married Robin Johnson on July 9, 1983 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Gays Mills, WI. Jim was very dedicated to his work and the animals on the farm. He truly loved farming and everything it entailed. It was normal routine for him to make a trip to the barn in the middle of the night to check on a calving heifer. Jim also really enjoyed deer and coon hunting, cheering on the Packers, and going out to eat. His favorite was the salad bar at Huckleberry’s in Prairie du Chien. Jim cherished the time spent and memories made with all his family read more.. - Leave Condolences

Leonard Cottingham

Leonard Cottingham

Fennimore – Leonard Cottingham, age 91 of Fennimore died on Saturday afternoon Nov. 15, 2014 at the Good Samaritan Society in Fennimore. Leonard was born on June 16, 1923 in Mt. Ida Township, Grant Co., WI the son of Will and Harriet (Paul) Cottingham. He was united in marriage to June Loy on May 16, 1942 in Dodgeville. Leonard graduated from Fennimore High School in 1940. He was part owner and cheese grader at Brinkman Cheese Company in Fennimore for 34 years and then worked 11 years as a custodian for Fennimore School District. Leonard was a member of the Fennimore United Methodist Church and the Fennimore Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed gardening, playing cards with family and friends, dancing, and cheering on the Badgers, Packers, and Fennimore Eagles. Fishing was one of Leonard’s read more.. - Leave Condolences

Father George B. Horath

Father Horath

REV. FATHER GEORGE BERNARD HORATH, age 79, passed away at Gundersen Boscobel Area Health Care on Sun., Nov. 2, 2014. He was born the second of five children on Oct. 4, 1935, in Chicago, and is predeceased by his parents, William and Mary [Martin] Horath, Rev. Fr. Bill Horath, and infant brother Robert. He is survived by his brother, Rev. Fr. James Horath, Mosinee, WI, and his sister, Mary Joan Boyle, Chicago, and other relatives and friends. After attending Little Flower and later Christ the King Parish Grade School, Father attended St. Ignatius High School, Chicago. During high school Father experienced a call to become a priest. Noreen Brennan, a family friend, Fr. Bill’s godmother, and a mystic, told Father after consulting Jesus that he did have a vocation to the priesthood. In read more.. - Leave Condolences

Dorothy Lepeska

Dorothy Lepeska

MONTFORT/VERONA--Beloved mother, granny and friend, Dorothy Dorszynski Lepeska passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Friday Oct. 31, 2014. Born March 30, 1920, to Marie (Chmielewski) and Joseph Dorszynski, Dorothy spent her young years living above her parents’ drug store on Mitchell Street in Milwaukee. She attended St. Anthony’s Catholic School, South Division High School and graduated from Marquette University with majors in Latin, English and journalism in 1942. She worked for the Burlington Press the summer of 1942 and started teaching at Montfort High School that fall. Dorothy met Joseph Lepeska, a farmer, at St. Thomas Church, and by Christmas they were engaged. They married Oct. 16, 1943, at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Milwaukee. Dorothy generously gave her read more.. - Leave Condolences

Richard Duane Rowe

Richard Rowe

Montfort- Richard Duane Rowe, age 84, died on Monday Oct. 27, 2014 at his residence in rural Montfort.  Richard was born on July 13, 1930 in Wingville Twsp., Grant Co., WI the son of Carlton and Helen (Steil) Rowe.  He married Lorraine Carole Wymore on April 22, 1950 at the Montfort United Methodist Church. After being married, Duane and Carole moved to Cuba City. Duane worked in the foundry at John Deere in Dubuque until retiring in the early 1980’s.  Duane and Carole then moved back to Montfort where they built a house on the family farm.  He cherished the time spent making memories on the farm with his family and admired the beautiful trees and wildlife around his home. During the winter months, Duane enjoyed the warm weather of Arizona for the past 30 years. Duane also enjoyed his read more.. - Leave Condolences

Jane E. Napp

Jane Napp

Jane E. (Thompson) Napp, age 78 of Fennimore, died on Monday morning Oct. 20, 2014 at the Fennimore Good Samaritan Society surrounded by her family. Jane was born on May 13, 1936 at home in Mifflin, WI the daughter of Byron and Doris (Murray) Thompson. During her childhood days she lived in Mifflin, Livingston and Stitzer.  She met the love of her life Bobby Napp at a baseball game in Stitzer.  They married on January 15, 1955 and were happily married for 57 years.  They were blessed with two daughters and three sons. Jane spent her entire life devoted to her family.  She was “Grandma Jane” to many children in the Fennimore area.  She enjoyed spending time with family and friends playing cards, shopping, swimming, going for rides, reading, and being a member of The Red Hatters.  She read more.. - Leave Condolences

Harold R. Munns

Harold Munns

Fennimore, WI-Harold R. Munns, age 89 died on Tuesday morning Oct. 7, 2014 at his residence surrounded by his beloved family. Harold was born on Dec. 10, 1924 in Mt. Ida Township, Grant Co. the son of Wilson and Orva (Simons) Munns. Harold was united in marriage to Bette Collins on Dec. 30, 1956 in Dubuque, IA. Harold graduated from Fennimore High School in 1946.  He was dedicated to his family and helped run the farm along with working at the Fennimore Lumber Co. He was also employed about 50 years for Rossing Construction in Fennimore until his retirement. He believed in working hard each day and was sure to instill this quality in his children and was very proud of his family’s accomplishments. Harold enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing cards, dancing, boating and camping. He and Bette read more.. - Leave Condolences

Beverly Grace Copsey

Fennimore, WI-Beverly Grace Copsey, age 83, died on Saturday Oct. 4, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, IA. Beverly was born on Feb. 10, 1931 in Ferryville, WI the daughter of James and Berneta (Bross) Johnston. Beverly was united in marriage to Roy Copsey on Aug. 6, 1949 at the Freeman Lutheran Church in Ferryville, WI. Beverly graduated from Seneca High School. She loved being a wonderful homemaker and raising her family. She worked at the Mt. Hope Café a couple of years until being employed at Rayovac where she retired in 1993 after 20 years of service. Beverly loved music, enjoyed playing the piano, singing in the church choir and at weddings, and dancing with her beloved husband. Beverly and Roy truly enjoyed their retirement together. They spent time golfing, fishing, read more.. - Leave Condolences

Dr. James F. Lomas

James Lomas

Fennimore, WI-Dr. James F. Lomas, 84, died Thursday Oct. 2, 2014 at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster. James was born on April 16,  1930, in Fennimore, WI, the son of George and Alma (Ford) Lomas.  James married his high school sweetheart, Donna Needham, on Aug. 16, 1952 in Fennimore. Dr. Lomas attended St. Mary's grade school and graduated from Fennimore High School in 1948.  He received his Bachelor's degree in economics and pre-law from UW Madison in 1952.  He served as lieutenant in the Army Transportation and Arctic Group during the Korean War.  Upon discharge, he returned to school receiving his Doctorate from Marquette University Dental School in 1959 and set up practice in Fennimore where he served his community for 42 years. Dr. Lomas was a prominent athlete, read more.. - Leave Condolences

Bernadette Cummings

Bernadette Cummings

Muscoda, WI-Bernadette Cummings, age 89, died on Thursday morning Oct. 2, 2014 at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster. Bernadette was born on Aug. 24, 1925 in Castle Rock Township, Grant Co., WI the daughter of Gustave and Emma (Prochaska) Nowak. Bernadette was united in marriage to Leonard Cummings on June 12, 1948 in Castle Rock. After high school, Bernadette taught in rural schools for a few years before attending UW-Platteville to obtain her degree in primary education.  She then taught in Milwaukee area parochial schools for 15 years and in Milwaukee public schools for 18 years.  Bernadette retired after 33 years in education. After the death of her husband Leonard, Bernadette moved back to the farm in Castle Rock to be with her family. Bernadette is survived by her read more.. - Leave Condolences