Obituaries – Larson Funeral Homes, Fennimore WI and Montfort WI

Annette M. Pierce

Annette Pierce

Fennimore, WI-Annette M. Pierce, age 55, died on Sun Dec. 7, 2014 at her residence surrounded by her beloved family after a brief battle with cancer. Annette was born on June 27, 1959 in Dubuque, IA the daughter of Richard and Gertrude (Kammerude) Leslein. She married Scott Pierce on Feb. 17, 1995 in Galena, IL. Annette worked at many food service jobs in Fennimore including assistant manager at Fennimore Foods and Kwik Trip, and manager at Carol’s Custard.  She has been employed at the Hodan Center in Mineral Point since June 2003, and has served as the Director of Food Service since Oct. 2008.  Annette’s extensive knowledge, managerial skills, and terrific customer service made her an ideal leader. Annette loved spending time with Scott, her “baby girls”, and her family including read more.. - Leave Condolences

Kathleen L. Wehrle

Kathleen Wehrle

Kathleen L. Wehrle, age 66, passed away peacefully at her home in Werley on December 3, 2014. She was born in Madison, WI, on March 29, 1948, the daughter of the late Raymond and Loretta Feiner. She married Gary Wehrle on November 28, 1970. Kathy worked at Advance Transformer in Boscobel, WI, for 10 years and later worked and retired from Lands End. She enjoyed spending time with her family, sewing, watching Nascar racing and bull riding whenever she had the chance. She is survived by her husband, Gary; three children, Terry (Chris) Wehrle of Holmen, WI; Joe (Terri) Wehrle of Fennimore, WI; and Karen (Ryan) Klinkner of Norwalk, WI; five grandchildren, Nicole, Natalie, Cole, Mitchell and Evan; one brother, Pat (Teri) Feiner of Prairie du Sac, WI; one sister, Karen (Mark) Tyler of Sauk read more.. - Leave Condolences

William L. Barnes

Bill Barnes

Fennimore – William L. (Bill) Barnes, age 87, died on Saturday evening Nov. 29, 2014 at William S. Middleton Memorial VA Hospital in Madison.  William was born on Feb. 10, 1927 in Switzerland County, Indiana the son of Harold and Aldean (Mier) Barnes. He married Charlotte Whitish (Kabele) on March 29, 1980. Bill enlisted in the U.S. Army serving from May 14, 1945 until being honorably discharged on Dec. 6, 1946. He worked as a dairy farmer and cattle buyer. He worked very hard traveling the country buying and selling cattle along with working with CBR of Fennimore. Bill loved spending time with his family, especially the grandchildren, great grandchildren and his dog Abby. Bill also enjoyed returning home to Indiana to walk the family farm, loved to go fishing, and visiting with read more.. - Leave Condolences

Mark P. Napp

Mark Napp 2

Mark P. Napp, age 94 of Fennimore, died on Saturday evening Nov. 29, 2014, at Orchard Manor in Lancaster.  Mark was born on March 23, 1920, on his family farm in Fennimore Twsp., Grant Co., WI, the middle child of John and Margaret (Draves) Napp. Mark served in the Field Artillery and Army Air Corp in WWII from 1942 to 1946.  He took his basic training in heavy field artillery at Ft. Bragg, NC and was sent to Guadalcanal.  He then transferred to the Army Air Corp where he was sent to weather school and served in the South Pacific for 20 months. Upon returning to Fennimore to resume his family farming operation, Mark met the love of his life, Gayle D. Staskal, of Boscobel, WI.  They were united in marriage on Sept. 14, 1949, in the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA.  They lived on the read more.. - Leave Condolences

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