Obituaries – Larson Funeral Homes, Fennimore WI and Montfort WI

Caroline J. Eisele

Carol Eisele

Fennimore, WI-Caroline J. Eisele, age 86, died on Monday morning, November 16, 2015 at her residence in Fennimore. She was born on July 28, 1929 in Boscobel, the daughter of Arthur and Gladys (Swenson) Nelson. Caroline was married to Harold Lester on June 2, 1951 until his untimely death and then was united in marriage to Francis Eisele on April 12, 1958. Caroline’s quick sense of humor, generosity, honesty, spunk and passion for life came through in all she did. As described by one of her admirers, “she had a way of making each person she met feel special and when she asked about your life, she was really present in that moment and genuinely showed she cared.” She so loved telling a good story or joke especially Norwegian ones and threw all of herself into telling the read more.. - Leave Condolences

Laurel E. Mook

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Woodman, WI-Laurel E. Mook, age 94, died on Friday morning Nov. 13, 2016 at the Gundersen Medical Center in LaCrosse. Laurel was born on July 25, 1921 in Clayton Township Crawford County, WI the son of Fred and Bessie (Huffman) Mook. He was united in marriage to Nelda Stimpson on Jan. 3, 1947. Laurel graduated from Gays Mills High School in 1939 where he excelled in baseball, track and basketball. Laurel joined the Army Air Corps in 1942 and proudly served 33 months overseas in the Pacific during WWII. His last stop was Okinawa before being honorably discharged in 1946. Laurel spent 27 years as a rural letter carrier in the Woodman, Millville, Boscobel and Werley areas before retiring in 1978. In addition to carrying the mail, Laurel also farmed starting in 1963. He eventually sold the read more.. - Leave Condolences

David “Wolf” K. Wilkinson

David K. Wilkinson

Rewey, WI – David “Wolf” Wilkinson, age 56, of Rewey, died on Friday November 6, 2015 at UW-Hospital and Clinics in Madison. David was born on July 2, 1959 in Lancaster, WI the son of Edgar and Laurene (Carter) Wilkinson.   He married Susan Smith on August 22, 1992 in Rewey. Following graduation from Iowa-Grant High School in 1978, David attended Southwest Tech in Fennimore where he earned a certificate in auto mechanics. He worked as a carpenter at Skyline in Lancaster for many years until spending 13 years as a beekeeper. David was forced to retire due to being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1994. Despite of his diagnoses of MS he worked out of his home garage doing auto repair. He continued to do mechanic work until four years ago. Wolf was a very courageous man who would read more.. - Leave Condolences

Carrie A. Merrill

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Carrie (Corcilius) Merrill, Age 54, died peacefully in her home in Fennimore late October 22nd surrounded by family. Carrie was born in Round Lake, IL, the youngest daughter of August “Jack” Corcilius and Nancy (Oehme) Corcilius and spent many years in Arizona where she worked as a nursing assistant and gave birth to her daughters before returning to the Midwest to be nearer to family. She made her home in Potosi and Lancaster, returning to her work as a caregiver before settling in Fennimore. Carrie struggled for many years with poor health and spent her final days with her daughters and doting on her grandchildren and much loved pets. The family wishes to thank Holly and her team at Crossing Rivers Hospice for their care and guidance during the last difficult weeks of Carrie’s read more.. - Leave Condolences

Joann K. Hugill

Joann Hugll

Lancaster, WI-Joann K. Hugill, age 63, surrounded by her loving family, died on Friday Oct. 23, 2015 at her residence in Lancaster. Joann was born on July 25, 1952 in Lancaster the daughter of Wilbur & Alice (Whitish) Colson. She was united in marriage to William “Bill” Hugill on Aug. 11, 1969. Joann attended Southwest Technical College and received her Certified Nursing Assistant degree. She went to work at the Fennimore Good Samaritan Society for 25 years until moving to Lancaster where she worked for Home Care Select. Joann was dedicated to her job and loved taking care of people in need of her skills. She unfortunately had to retire due to being diagnosed with cancer in May of this year. Along with her love for work, Joann adored her grandchildren, enjoyed reading, going read more.. - Leave Condolences

Elizabeth E. “Betsy” Mueller

Elizabeth Mueller

Elizabeth “Betsy” Evelyn Mueller, age 90, of Dodgeville and formerly of Livingston, died on Monday morning Oct. 19, 2015 at Bloomfield Healthcare in rural Dodgeville. Elizabeth was born at home in Mifflin Township on Dec. 25, 1924 the daughter of Edward and Rosa (Markwardt) Mueller. Betsy was born premature and her twin sister Eleanor died at birth. Betsy was a blessing to her parents. She graduated from Hazel Dell country school and Livingston High School with the class of 1942. Betsey was a bookkeeper her entire life and was always ready to help anyone. She was a loyal, kind, gentle and considerate person and was a lifetime member of the Livingston United Methodist Church. Betsy is survived by her sister Hazel Smith of Dodgeville, niece Melva (Craig) Hillery of Darlington, nephews read more.. - Leave Condolences

Darrell G. Neal

Darrell Neal

Darrell G. Neal, age 73, of Fennimore, WI, died Monday, October 19, 2015 at his home following a long illness. He was born on February 27, 1942 in Colfax, Iowa. He graduated from Mingo Community High School in 1960, where he was an outstanding athlete. He married Constance Weston on June 10, 1962. Darrell pursued a career in Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering and held Associate Degrees in both fields. He worked in Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Ohio. He became an active member in the United Methodist Church wherever he lived. He enjoyed playing league fast-pitch softball and basketball for many years and coached Little League and Babe Ruth teams in Iowa and Wisconsin. He was an avid golfer and took up inline skating when he lived in Ohio. Darrell also enjoyed travelling, family read more.. - Leave Condolences

Hugh “Scotty” F. Muir

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Montfort, WI-Hugh F. Muir, “Scotty,” passed away at home surrounded by family on October 9, 2015. Scotty was born in Punxsutawney, PA on September 29, 1923, the only child of Andrew and Jane (Fleming) Muir. He served in World War II starting with basic training in Alabama. He fought in the Pacific Theater until he was wounded in Leyete and earned a Purple Heart. He went on to have a career with the railroad retiring after 30 years as Train Master. He married Jonelle North in 1946 and they spent 53 happy years together. Through the years, Scotty and Jonelle remained close friends with his army buddy and wife, Donald and Loretta Austin. After the passing of Jonelle and Donald, Scotty and Loretta’s friendship grew and they were married on September 29, 2000. Scotty and Loretta spent their read more.. - Leave Condolences

John A. Draves

John Draves

Highland – John A. Draves, age 89, of Highland, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015 at Bloomfield Healthcare and Rehab Center in rural Dodgeville following the effects of a stroke. John was born on Sept. 4, 1926 to George and Rebekah (Eckstein) Draves on the family farm in Highland Township, Iowa County, WI. Death spoke to John early in life through the death of a saved man, realizing he had a need of eternal security. On April 29, 1956 1st John 5:12-13 were used to show him God’s way of salvation, “that ye may know that ye have eternal life”. John married Shirley Novak on March 30, 1957 at the home of Shirley’s parents. Together they farmed on the family farm until moving to Highland in August 1992. He continued to frequent his sons’ farms until recent years. He was kept busy read more.. - Leave Condolences

Dennis D. Oswald

Dennis Oswald

Wauzeka, WI-Dennis D. Oswald, age 60, died on Monday afternoon Sept. 28, 2015 surrounded by his loving family at his residence in Wauzeka. Dennis was born on March 18, 1955 in Prairie du Chien, WI the son of Duane and Maxine (Lathrop) Oswald. He married Page Havens on Sept. 6, 1975 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Wauzeka. Following graduation from Wauzeka High School in 1973, Dennis worked for Advance Transformer in Boscobel and Wick Homes in Mazomanie. Dennis was currently employed with the Village of Wauzeka, a job in which he truly loved for the past 23 years. Dennis was passionate about anything and everything to do with hunting, fishing and the outdoors. He was a member of multiple wildlife organizations and attended many banquets. Dennis was very proud of and loved read more.. - Leave Condolences

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