Obituaries – Larson Funeral Homes, Fennimore WI and Montfort WI

Norman W. Nagel

Norman Nagel

Cobb, WI-Norman W. Nagel, age 84, died on Tuesday afternoon March 24, 2015 at Upland Hills Health & Rehabilitation. Norman was born on Feb. 21, 1931 in Dodgeville the son of Melvin and Amy (Merritt) Nagel. He was united in marriage to June Billings on Dec. 5, 1964 in Cobb. Norman graduated from Cobb High School where he excelled in basketball. He farmed his entire life on the family farm in Linden Township, which was recognized as a Century Farm in 2005. He loved the outdoors and was a steward of the land. When work was done around the farm, Norman enjoyed doing yard work, gardening, and planting flowers. Norman enjoyed watching the Badgers, Packers, and Brewers, playing cards, traveling, and fishing with his family. He also liked going to auctions and sharing stories about the read more.. - Leave Condolences

Reverend Floyd L. Turner

Rev Floyd Turner

Livingston, WI-Reverend Floyd L. Turner, age 97, died on Saturday March 14, 2015 at Bloomfield HealthCare in rural Dodgeville. Floyd was born on Feb. 11, 1918 in Wauzeka the son of Herbert and Mary Jeanette “Nettie” (McMurray) Turner. He was united in marriage to Dorothy Horkheimer on June 21, 1950 in Wauzeka. After serving in WWII and being honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy, Floyd attended and received his degree in Theology from God’s Bible College in Cincinnati. Floyd went to work in Westby and preached at the Assembly of God until moving and joining his brother in the sand & gravel business in Boscobel. He later purchased the business and moved to Cassville in 1963 along with preaching, as an assistant pastor, for the Baptist Church of Cassville. Floyd also looked forward read more.. - Leave Condolences

George B. Larson

George Larson

George Bernhardt Larson, age 101, of Menomonie, WI passed away Sunday, March 15, 2015 at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie. Mr. Larson was born Sept. 16, 1913 on the home farm in Dunn County, WI to Ole J. and Anna M. (Alseth) Larson. On April 9, 1937, George married the former Eleanora A. “Ellie” Scheel at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie and they celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary in April of 2012.  They owned and operated the Tramway Store (Larson’s Grocery) located at the intersection of Highway 12 and 79, west of Menomonie. George was a graduate of the Dunn County Agricultural School, Dunn County Normal School, received a two year teaching certificate from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, attended Stout Institute of Technology, and the Teacher’s College at read more.. - Leave Condolences

Kay E. Gilbertson

Kay Gilbertson

Montfort – Kay Ellen Gilbertson, age 70, passed away peacefully on Saturday March 14, 2015 at her residence in Wingville Township with her loving and supportive husband by her side after a courageous two year battle with cancer. Kay was born on Oct. 22, 1944 to Jay and Esther (Alexander) Millin. She married Rodney Gilbertson on June 15, 1963 in Fennimore. Following Graduation from Wauzeka High School in 1963, Kay worked at Accudyne in Janesville for several years until moving to Evansville where she found employment at the Evansville Manor until retiring in 1992. Retirement brought her to her final resting place at the Gilbertson farm outside of Montfort. She found herself going back to ‘work’ babysitting for a niece and then being employed by Lands End where she officially ‘called it read more.. - Leave Condolences

Neil L. Addison

Neil Addison

Neil Laverne Addison, age 84 of Montfort, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2015.  He was born on March 31, 1930, in Eden Township to Everett and Anna (Jacobson) Addison.  He married Phyllis Trankle on April 25, 1953 at the Cobb United Methodist Church. Neil graduated from Montfort High School, and successfully farmed where he was born and raised, just north of Montfort.  He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, telling stories of his childhood and adventures as a young man.  Neil was an avid participant at area auctions where he always found another item to add to his collections and share with his family.  Neil and Phyllis traveled extensively during retirement and loved spending winters in Arizona with many great friends and relatives. He was a member of the Montfort United read more.. - Leave Condolences

Daniel R. Vorwald

Daniel R. Vorwald, age 82 of Rewey, died on Wednesday morning March 4, 2015 at Bloomfield Manor in rural Dodgeville.  Daniel was born on Oct. 16, 1932 in Canyon, Texas the son of George and Maria (Schmitz) Vorwald.  He married Judith Gabel on Sept. 10, 1960. Dan and his family farmed in Texas before purchasing a farm and moving to rural Bloomington, WI when Dan was in the 8th grade.  Following graduation from Bloomington High School, Dan enlisted in the US Army from 1954-1956.  Upon returning home he continued farming in the Bloomington area before moving to Rewey in 1977.  In addition to farming, Dan worked as a custodian for Iowa Grant School District from 1983 until his retirement in 1992. Dan was a lifetime member of the VFW and a founding member of the Bloomington Knights of read more.. - Leave Condolences

James L. “Jim” Blotz

Jim Blotz

Mt. Hope – James L. “Jim” Blotz, age 75, died on Thursday morning Feb. 26, 2015 at the Fennimore Good Samaritan Society. Jim was born on Nov. 3, 1939 in Dodgeville, WI the son of Paul and Genevieve (Laufenberg) Blotz. He married Mary L. Beecher on Sept. 9, 1962 in Hollandale, WI. Following graduation from Dodgeville High School in 1958, Jim was engaged in farming most of his life. He had a love for all animals and enjoyed helping his daughters show their prized Ayrshire cattle, especially his favorite cow, Crystal. Jim was a hard working man. When free time became available, he enjoyed fishing, playing euchre and dirty clubs, socializing at Home-A-Gins in Mt. Hope, his dogs and giving the grandkids a hard time. Jim is survived by his seven children and 23 grandchildren; Mark Blotz of read more.. - Leave Condolences

Robert H. “Bob” Brugger

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Fennimore – Robert H. “Bob” Brugger, age 79, died on Saturday evening Feb. 21, 2015 at UW-Hospital in Madison.  Bob was born on Aug. 4, 1935 in Platteville, WI the son of Henie and Marion (Altenburg) Brugger. He married Donna Shepard on Nov. 30, 1957 in Platteville, WI. Following graduation from Platteville High School, Bob served in the US Army from 1955–1958. He then served as an Undersheriff in Grant County from 1960–1963 and then the Platteville police department until beginning work at the Fennimore Phone Company in 1966.  Bob worked for the phone company, which later became TDS, for over 30 years before retiring in 1996. Bob was a past president of the Fennimore Lions Club and Fennimore Railroad Museum. He enjoyed spending time in the outdoors fishing, golfing, and sitting on the read more.. - Leave Condolences

John E. Walker

John Walker

After a valiant effort to stay with us, John E. Walker, age 60 of Montfort, passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife and loving family on Wednesday morning Feb. 11, 2015 at Meriter Hospital in Madison. John was born on Dec. 18, 1954 in Lancaster the son of Wilbur and Gladys (Weber) Walker. John graduated from Lancaster High School in 1973 and then married Sandy Wilkinson. After 18 years, John then united in marriage to Diane Rego on Dec. 5, 1998.  In 1981, John worked at Rayovac until retiring after 21 years of dedication. He than became self employed and worked out of his home as a computer consultant in addition to unloading trucks in the morning at Kwik Trip in Fennimore. John’s greatest joy was having family together at his home where laughter and love filled the house. He also read more.. - Leave Condolences

LaVaun Darlene Foley

LaVaun Foley

Fennimore- LaVaun Darlene Foley, age 82, died on Sunday evening Jan. 25, 2015 at her residence in Mt. Ida Township, Grant Co., WI following a long battle with cancer.  LaVaun was born on Feb. 8, 1932 in Fennimore to Harold “Spot” and Velma (Tollefson) Bray.  She married Clifton Foley on Oct. 2, 1949 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA. Following graduation from Fennimore High School, LaVaun made popcorn at the theater in Fennimore and waitressed at the Manhattan in Boscobel, and Fennimore Hills in Fennimore.  LaVaun loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherwoman. She also enjoyed hunting for morel mushrooms, asparagus, and horseradish.  LaVaun was a great cook, especially of the wild game she brought home, and enjoyed canning and sharing recipes with family and friends. read more.. - Leave Condolences

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