Obituaries – Larson Funeral Homes, Fennimore WI and Montfort WI

Betty Lou Spoerle

Betty Lou Spoerle

Madison – Betty Lou Spoerle, age 79, died unexpectedly on Mon. April 21, 2014 at her residence in Madison.  Betty Lou was born on Jan. 18, 1935 in Fennimore, WI the daughter of James and Madeleine (Cordts) Spraggon. She married Richard Spoerle on Nov. 29, 1958. Following graduation from Fennimore High School, Betty Lou moved to Madison and worked for Farmers Mutual Insurance.  Betty Lou then stayed home and raised her family including Michael Everson who became an extended member of the family. When her children were grown, Betty Lou worked for 10 years in food service at Huegel Elementary School in Madison until her retirement. Betty Lou enjoyed spending time with family and friends at weekend cookouts, swimming in the backyard pool, camping at Fish Lake, bowling, watching the read more.. - Leave Condolences

Thomas James Wall

Tom Wall

Lancaster, WI-Thomas James Wall, age 65, died unexpectedly on Monday March 31, 2014 at his residence in North Lancaster Township, Grant Co., WI. Tom was born on March 13, 1949 in Lamont, IA the son of Clement Sr. & Virginia (Adams) Wall. He was united in marriage to Vivian Root on April 24, 1971 in Lancaster, WI. Following graduation from Lancaster High School in 1967, Tom worked for Kelly Springfield in Freeport, IL and then farmed on the family farm.  He later worked for Frito Lay in Monroe before returning back to the family farm while also working at Skyline in Lancaster; retiring in 2005 due to his declining health.   Tom enjoyed being a father and spending time in the outdoors hunting, shooting B-B guns and throwing the football around with family and friends. He also read more.. - Leave Condolences

Dorothea R. Rogers

Dorothea Rogers

Fennimore, WI-Dorothea R. (Koschkee) Rogers, age 99, passed away on Monday morning March 31, 2014 at the Fennimore Good Samaritan Society in Fennimore. Dorothea was born on Aug. 10, 1914 in Mt. Hope, WI the daughter of Walter & Nellie (Reukauf) Koschkee. Dorothea’s early childhood was spent in Montana and South Dakota. She graduated salutatorian of her high school class in Mt. Hope. Dorothea attended teachers training in Platteville and then taught in various rural schools. She was united in marriage to Charles “Tod” Rogers on July 28, 1941 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA. They spent their married life residing in Fennimore. Dorothea retired from teaching and was a dedicated wife and mother. She and Tod loved spending time together at Lake Joy, and spending numerous read more.. - Leave Condolences

Michael K. Baumgartner

Michael Baumgartner 2

Fennimore – Michael K. Baumgartner, age 55, died on Sunday March 30, 2014 at his residence in rural Fennimore after a courageous battle with brain cancer.  Mike was born on March 18, 1959 in Lancaster, WI the son of Keith and the late Patricia Baumgartner. Mike resided and worked hard on the family farms with his brother Joe.  He graduated from Fennimore High School in 1977 with his life long best friends Mitch, Craig, and Ray.  On Sept. 8, 1984 Mike married the love of his life, Diane Prohaska.  They were blessed with two sons Josh (Bethany) and Ross.  Then a precious granddaughter Lylla was born making five generations possible.  Mike was proud of his accomplishments knowing his hard work paid off. He will be sadly missed by those close to him. Mike is also survived by his read more.. - Leave Condolences

Michael David Turner

Michael Turner

Livingston – Michael David Turner, age 47 of Livingston, died unexpectedly on Monday March 24, 2014 at his residence in Livingston.  Michael was born on Sept. 20, 1966 in Dubuque, IA the son of Rev. Floyd and Dorothy (Horkheimer) Turner.  He married Brenda Weist on June 15, 1985 in Cassville, WI. Michael graduated from Iowa-Grant High School in 1985.  He was the world’s best dad and loved spending time with his family.  He enjoyed fishing, shopping, working on arts and crafts, traveling, and watching his favorite TV show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Michael was very close to his lord and spent time reading the bible and listening to Christian artist Keith Green.  Every year Michael looked forward to celebrating the Christmas season with his family. He cherished the time spent read more.. - Leave Condolences

Caroline E. Freymiller

Caroline Freymiller

Fennimore, WI-Caroline E. Freymiller, age 59, died unexpectedly on Monday morning March 24, 2014 at her residence in rural Fennimore. Caroline was born on Aug. 25, 1954 in Viroqua, WI the daughter of Leon and Jenette (Revels) Miller. She was united in marriage to Nordell Freymiller on March 8, 1975 in Fennimore. Caroline enjoyed working on the farm along side her family and husband Nordell.  She loved milking cows and wasn’t afraid of the many challenges that life on the farm presented.  Caroline also loved spending time in the outdoors fishing and hunting with family, and in her spare time enjoyed refinishing furniture. She was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Fennimore and served as leader of the Plum Valley Boosters 4-H club for many years.  Caroline’s family enjoyed read more.. - Leave Condolences

Elaine R. Colson

Fennimore – Elaine R. Colson, age 65 of Fennimore died unexpectedly on Wednesday evening March 19, 2014 at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster.  Elaine was born on March 27, 1948 in Lancaster, WI the daughter of Wilbur and Alice (Whitish) Colson. Elaine worked at Rayovac in Fennimore and later was employed at the Fennimore Good Samaritan Society until retiring due to her declining health. Elaine is survived by her daughter Tammy (Jeff) Derrickson of Monroe, two grandchildren; Hannah and Isaac Derrickson, siblings; William Colson of Clinton, IA, Annabelle (Bruce) Schaal of Dubuque, IA, Gerald (Ruth) Colson of Fennimore, Joyce (Jerry) Kirschbaum of Fennimore, Merle (Carol) Colson of Blue River, WI, Royce (Shirley) Colson of Janesville, WI, David (Cheryl) Colson of Madison, WI, read more.. - Leave Condolences

Roger H. Millard

Roger H

Livingston, WI-Roger H. Millard, age 78, died on Thursday morning March 6, 2014 at Manor Care Health Services in Platteville, WI. Roger was born on Dec. 29, 1935 in Livingston the son on Lewin & Venie (Markee) Millard. He was united in marriage to Susan Shepard on June 30, 1973 in Livingston. Roger graduated from Livingston High School and then worked on the family farm. He went to work as a forklift operator for Carnes Co. of Verona until retiring after 28 years. He loved fishing, deer hunting, and raising his beagles. Roger was also an avid Green Bay Packer and baseball fan. He enjoyed working as a youth baseball coach for many years in Livingston and also organized and coached a women’s fast pitch softball team. Roger enjoyed people and made many new friends through his read more.. - Leave Condolences

Linnie F. Bray

Linnie Bray

Fennimore – Linnie F. Bray of Fennimore died on Sunday evening March 2, 2014 at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster.  Linnie was born on the family farm in Mount Hope Twsp. Grant Co, WI the daughter of William and Edna (Gulick) Ferguson.  She married Royce Bray of Fennimore. Linnie is survived by her three children; Edward (Carol) Bray of Danforth, IL, Lynn (John) Lyon of Eagle, ID, and Vaughn (Theresa) Bray of Kirkland, WA, six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Linnie was preceded in death by her parents, husband Royce, infant son William Bray, and grandson Dean Bray. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday March 7, 2014 at the Larson Family Funeral Home in Fennimore with burial to follow in the Hermitage Cemetery in Mount Hope Twsp. Grant, Co., read more.. - Leave Condolences

Germain L. Bukoski

Germain Bukoski

Germain L. Bukoski, age 95 of Monroe and formerly of Fennimore, died on Thursday afternoon Feb. 20, 2014 at the residence she shared with her daughter in Monroe.  Germain was born Sept. 3, 1918 in Bloomington Twsp., Grant Co., WI the daughter of Ben and Elizabeth (Wagner) Schneider.  She married Francis “Buck” Bukoski on May 7, 1940 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fennimore. When Germain was young, her family moved to a farm near Patch Grove owned by Everett Humphrey.  She attended school in Patch Grove, St. Mary’s Catholic School in Bloomington, and country school on Military Ridge.  After she and Francis were married, they moved to Fennimore.  She worked at Lancaster Memorial Hospital for 28 years as well as on the election board, and volunteered for the Red Cross for read more.. - Leave Condolences