Obituaries – Larson Funeral Homes, Fennimore WI and Montfort WI

James D. Harris

James D. Harris

Platteville – James D. Harris, age 82, died on Saturday Feb. 6, 2016 at Southwest Health Center in Platteville. James was born on April 12, 1933 in Bagley, WI the son of Carson and Dorothy (Markley) Harris. He married Dorothy Larson on Nov. 14, 1998. Following graduation from Bagley High School, James joined the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War from Jan. 1954 to Jan. 1956. After returning home, he farmed outside of Lancaster. He began driving semi over the road as an owner operator in 1977 and continued driving into his late 70’s. J.D. traveled all of the lower 48 states and in recent years enjoyed traveling with his wife Dorothy. J.D. enjoyed playing Euchre in several card clubs throughout the area and loved to tell stories. He was a very loving man whose devotion to family will read more.. - Leave Condolences

Linda A. Loomis

Linda Loomis

Boscobel – Linda A. Loomis, age 65, died on Saturday morning January 30, 2016 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. Linda was born on June 28, 1950 in Lancaster, WI the daughter of Roger and Lois (Stuckey) Wehrle. She married Robert Loomis on Dec. 27, 1969 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Boscobel, WI. Linda graduated from Fennimore High School in 1969 and shortly after she and Robert moved to Georgia for two years while Robert was in the service. In 1971 Linda and Robert moved back to Boscobel and Linda began working at Advance Transformer. Linda worked at advanced for over 20 years and later Nu Pak for 10 years before retiring at 60 years of age. During her free time, Linda enjoyed decorating her home, sewing, working in her yard, and visiting friends and family. Linda was a loving and read more.. - Leave Condolences

Robert F. Moon

Robert Moon

Mount Hope – Robert F. Moon, age 95, died on Wednesday morning Jan. 20, 2016 at his residence in Mt. Ida Township. Robert was born on August 21, 1920 in Stitzer, WI the son of George and Mina (Michel) Moon. He married Mary Thompson on March 24, 1945 in Platteville, WI. Following graduation from Platteville High School, Bob received two years of on the farm training from the University of Wisconsin. He served as a Marine in the Pacific Theater during WWII earning both a certificate for bravery and a Purple Heart. Bob farmed his entire life and his registered Guernsey herd on the HI-Y Guernsey Farm was known through not only the state, but the country. Bob was a member of the Dairy Shrine Club, Wisconsin Guernsey Breeders, American Guernsey Association, and the Fennimore American Legion. read more.. - Leave Condolences

Oscar W. Peterson

Oscar Peterson

Woodman – Oscar W. Peterson, age 68, of Woodman, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at his residence in Mt. Ida Township. Oscar was born on April 11, 1947 in Hickory Grove Township, Grant Co., WI the son of Otinius and Sadie Mae (Armfield) Peterson. He married Connie Wachter on Aug. 3, 1968 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Fennimore. Following graduation from Fennimore High School in 1965, Oscar attended Madison Area Technical College where he earned a degree as an Electrical Technician. He and Connie then moved to California where Oscar worked for the Lockheed Corp. for two years. Shortly after returning home to Wisconsin, Oscar was drafted into the US Army at the age of 23. He served in South Korea during the Vietnam Conflict maintaining Hawk surface to air missiles. Oscar read more.. - Leave Condolences

Nancy J. Horn

Nancy Photo

Nancy Jane (Meininger) Horn, age 55, of Fennimore, passed away on Monday, January 18, 2016 peacefully at home after a two year battle with brain cancer. Nancy was born on July 8, 1960 to James and Elizabeth (Treder) Meininger in Toledo, OH and moved to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin when she was five years old. She attended Goodrich High School where she met her best friend and husband, Charles (Chuck) Horn. Nancy & Chuck were married on December 27, 1980 and lived in Janesville, Wisconsin for four years before moving to their current home in Fennimore, Wisconsin. Nancy and Chuck were blessed with three wonderful children, Katie, Bob and Amanda. Nancy worked in the accounting, insurance, and banking business in Fennimore as well as for the City of Fennimore. Most recently, Nancy worked as a read more.. - Leave Condolences

Herman Wachter

Herman Wachter

Woodman – Herman Wachter, age 91, of Woodman, died on Monday evening January 11, 2016 at the Fennimore Good Samaritan Society. Herman was born on June 2, 1924 in Midland, South Dakota to Herman and Mertie (Kaiser) Wachter. He married Bernadine Freymiller on Oct. 20, 1946 in Prairie du Chien, WI. Herman grew up in Midland South Dakota before moving to the Millville area at the age of 14. He served in the Army Air Corps from 1944-1946. Upon returning home from the Air Corps, Herman and Bernadine began farming in Marion Township. Herman could do anything around the farm and was also an expert at falling trees and working in the woods. In addition to his farm work, Herman did custom combining and operated bulldozer for Adolf Ketterer for many years. Herman was a past member of the Marion read more.. - Leave Condolences

James C. O’Flahrity

Jim O'Flahrity

Cobb, WI - James C. O’Flahrity, age 87, passed away peacefully on December 28, 2015, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Fennimore, WI, surrounded by his loving family.  Jim was born on April 1, 1928, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Dodgeville, WI, the only child of James Patrick and Bertha (Hugill) O’Flahrity. Jim spent his early years on his grandfather’s (Thomas O’Flahrity) section of land in Wingville Township.  He proudly told many stories of the days that he lived there and how much his grandfather meant to him. At the age of 10, Jim and his parents moved to an 80 acre farm just north of Cobb.  Following his graduation from Cobb High School in 1946, he farmed with his father and then on his own until he retired in 1992 and moved to the Village of Cobb. On June 14, 1960, Jim read more.. - Leave Condolences

Ervin M. Prochaska

Ervin Prochaska

Montfort – Ervin M. Prochaska, age 82, of Montfort, died on Saturday morning Dec. 26, 2015 at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville. Ervin was born on Oct. 14, 1933 in Castle Rock Township, Grant County, WI the son of Ed and Mayme (Nechvatal) Prochaska. He married Jean Schultz in 1963 in Greendale, WI. Ervin excelled in football and basketball at Montfort High School, graduating in 1952. Following graduation, he farmed with his brother Lavern on Snowbottom Road until joining the U.S. Army in 1954. Upon returning from the Army in 1956, Ervin went to work for Earl Droessler in construction. Ervin enjoyed the challenges that construction presented and took great pride in his work. Starting in 1969, in addition to construction, he began raising beef and hogs and continued until selling the read more.. - Leave Condolences

Mildred Bowen

Madison/Cobb – Mildred (Nagel) Bowen, age 88, passed away Saturday Dec. 19, 2015 at UW Hospital in Madison. Mildred was born April 20, 1927 in Cobb, WI the daughter of Melvin and Amy (Merritt) Nagel. Mildred graduated from Cobb High School in 1945. She married Wayne Anderson on August 21, 1948. Mildred stayed at home to raise her children until moving back to Cobb in 1963 where she worked at the Cobb State Bank. Mildred married William Bowen in 1971 and moved to Owensboro, Kentucky where they managed a motel before returning to Wisconsin. She resided at the DeForest Senior Center from 2002-2015 and most recently was residing at Harmony of Madison. Mildred is survived by her two children; David (Sandy) Anderson of Oregon and Nancy Sullivan of Sun Prairie, six grandchildren; Jean (Jim) read more.. - Leave Condolences

Shirley “LaVon” Hahn

LaVon Hahn

Shirley “LaVon” Hahn, age 92, of Fennimore, died on Tuesday morning Dec. 15, 2015 at Morningside Assisted Living in Lancaster. LaVon was born on June 6, 1923 in Grant County, WI the daughter of George and Gladys (Hickin) Foreyt. She married Cletus Hahn on Oct. 7, 1944 in Milwaukee. After the war she and Cletus moved back to Fennimore where she lived in her own home until August 2015. LaVon was a cook for Fennimore Schools for several years before joining Cletus in the family business, H&N Plumbing and Heating, upon the death of Cletus’ partner. She worked at H&N until retiring in 1995. She was a long time member of the Fennimore United Methodist Church and very active in the women’s society until the past few years. LaVon is survived by her three children; Norman (Fran) Hahn read more.. - Leave Condolences

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