Obituaries – Larson Funeral Homes, Fennimore WI and Montfort WI

Bonita M. “Bonnie” Kuchar

Bonita Kuchar

Fennimore – Bonita M. “Bonnie” Kuchar, age 78, of Fennimore, died on Sunday afternoon July 26, 2015 at the New Glarus Home in New Glarus, WI. Bonnie was born in Dodgeville, WI and raised in Preston on April 6, 1937 the daughter of Ira and Augusta (Murphy) Everson. She was a lifelong resident of the Fennimore and Mt. Hope areas. In her early years, after graduating from Fennimore High School, Bonnie was a secretary in Madison and Fennimore.  She was also employed at
 the Boscobel Clinic as a nurse prior to marrying William “Billy” Collins of
Mt. Hope on Dec. 13, 1962. She spent the next twenty years as a homemaker, farming and
raising her five children. After the death of her husband Billy in 1984, she resumed her career at
 the Boscobel Clinic.  On April 27, 1991, Bonnie married John J. read more.. - Leave Condolences

Gerald W. Udelhoven

Gerald Udelhoven

Gerald W. Udelhoven, 89, Fennimore, passed away peacefully on July 21, 2015 surrounded by his family. Gerald was born December 2, 1925 near Rockville, Wisconsin to William and Lillie (Swendsen) Udelhoven. He proudly served his country in the Korean War from 1950 to 1952 and returned home a decorated soldier with two Purple Heart medals and two bronze service stars. Gerald was united in marriage to Delores Stivarius at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Monfort, Wisconsin on February 15, 1955. Gerald was a life-long farmer. In 1956, he and Delores purchased a farm between Monfort and Fennimore on Highway 18. The couple farmed there until their retirement in the 1980’s and continued to call the farm home. Gerald enjoyed hunting, traveling and playing FreeCell. He was never happier then read more.. - Leave Condolences

Peter R. Grunder

Peter Grunder

Peter Rudolph Grunder, age 86 of Fennimore, died on Saturday July 18, 2015 at the Fennimore Good Samaritan Society. Peter was born on October 31, 1928 in Indonesia the son of Carlos and Clara (Fluckiger) Grunder. He married Annagret Sager on Dec. 4, 1954 at the Cathedral in Berm Switzerland. Peter was born in Indonesia and returned to Switzerland at age seven. In his early twenties, Peter went to Morroco to manage a farm for four years. While in Morroco, he met his future wife Annegret. Following their marriage, Peter and Anna immigrated to the United States and settled in the Mount Hope area where they farmed for ten years before purchasing a farm outside of Mt. Ida. They continued farming until moving to Fennimore in 1992. Peter was an active member of the Fennimore Masonic Lodge and read more.. - Leave Condolences

Virginia E. Belscamper

Virginia Belscamper

Fennimore, WI – Virginia Evelyn Belscamper, age 85, died on Tuesday morning July 14, 2015 at Mercy Hospital in Dubuque, IA. Virginia was born on Oct. 7, 1929 in Lancaster, WI the daughter of Virgil and Mildred (Platt) Burton. She married Bob Belscamper on May 3, 1950 at the Lancaster United Methodist Church. Virginia graduated from Lancaster High School in 1947 and then worked for the county agent’s office for some time. She then took a job as secretary to an accountant for two years. At the time of her marriage to Bob in 1950, Virginia was working for the law firm of McIntyre and Kinney. After several years of part time work, she was employed by resource development agent Fred Lenz, an extension affiliate. Virginia and Bob lived on the family farm in North Lancaster Township until read more.. - Leave Condolences

Loretta B. Munson

Loretta Munson

Rewey/Livingston, WI-Loretta B. (Burgess) Munson, age 79, was called home to our Lord on Thursday July 9, 2015. She was born on Aug. 8, 1935 in Bagley. She worked at Advance Transformer in Platteville for 23 years while always maintaining and nurturing her beloved family, yet others knew her as a second mother. She also enjoyed working on puzzles, crosswords, reading, playing games, cribbage, fishing, gambling, and eating exotic foods. Loretta was an awesome bread maker and loved keeping in touch with her friends by Facebook. Her gentle love and kindness for others, explosive laughter and beautiful smile will linger with us forever knowing she loved life and lived every day to its fullest. Loretta is survived by her four children; Frank (Bonnie Schouten) Munson of Lone Rock, Robert read more.. - Leave Condolences

Loralee I. Fritsch

Loralee Fritsch

Loralee Ida Fritsch, 62, of Cobb, WI passed away Thursday evening June 25, 2015 after a brief battle with cancer. She was born on February 1, 1953 in Janesville, WI to August and Laura (Beulow) Ehret. Loralee grew up on a farm in rural Avalon, WI and attended school in Clinton, WI. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a Bachelor’s Degree in 1975. Loralee moved to Cobb in 1976 where she was employed at Iowa Grant School District as a Home Economics teacher. On August 19, 1978 she married Bruce Fritsch in Clinton, WI. Loralee and Bruce made their home and raised their children in Cobb. Loralee retired from teaching at Iowa Grant School District in 2007. She was a member of the Peace Lutheran Church in Cobb. She was active in the community teaching Sunday read more.. - Leave Condolences

Lenice L. Pafford

Lenice Pafford

Lenice Lavon Pafford, age 86 of Cottage Grove and formerly of Fennimore, died on Sunday morning June 7, 2015 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. Lenice was born on May 25, 1929 in Fennimore, WI the daughter of William and Grace (Steers) Richmond. She graduated from Fennimore High School in May of 1947 and married Charles Pafford on August 23, 1947. Lenice and her husband Charles farmed in Wisconsin and later Orangeville, and Stockton, IL for over 50 years. Lenice enjoyed lending a helping hand on the farm and raising her family. She had a love for reading and listening to Christian music, but had the greatest love for her family. She always had a smile ready for everyone and her pleasant personality and positive attitude will be forever cherished. Lenice is survived by five children; read more.. - Leave Condolences

Barbara J. Busher

Barbara Busher

Lancaster, WI-Barbara J. Busher, age 86, died on Friday morning June 5, 2015 at her residence in Lancaster. Barbara was born on Oc.t 19, 1928 in Fennimore the daughter of Joseph & Velma (Pollman) Brechler. She was united in marriage to Lenneth Busher on May 17, 1951 in Lancaster. Barbara was employed at the Lancaster Care Center as a CNA along with in home babysitting and later home healthcare. She had a wonderful heart and loved taking care of people. She enjoyed taking bus trips, spending time with her family, and listening to the music of Lyle Foley. Barbara was a member of St. Clement Catholic Church and the Catholic Church Women, and a past Girl Scout leader. Barbara’s great sense of humor, her quick wit, and mischievous smile will be deeply missed. Barbara is survived by read more.. - Leave Condolences

Barbara J. Birchman

Barbara Birchman

Fennimore, WI-Barbara J. Birchman, age 91, died on Sunday morning May 24, 2015 at the Fennimore Good Samaritan Society in Fennimore. She was born on Feb. 7, 1924 in Fennimore the daughter of Walter & Erma (Maso) Ashmore. Barbara graduated from Fennimore High School and then was united in marriage to John Birchman on April 26, 1947. Barbara lived in Shawno and Beloit after getting married before returning to Fennimore in 1956. Barbara’s love of cooking for others led her to working in the kitchen for the Fennimore school district for over 20 years. She also enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends and was ready to entertain. Barbara looked forward to the holidays, super bowl parties, or gatherings with close friends. She also liked to travel and was able to visit such read more.. - Leave Condolences

Daniel Ivan Aultman

Daniel Aultman

Highland, WI – Daniel “Danny” Ivan Aultman, 42 years young, passed away of natural causes on Wednesday May 6, 2015 at his residence in rural Highland. He was born Sept. 16, 1972 at Winnebago, IL the son of the late Leland Aultman and Carol (Highbarger) Aultman. He moved with his family to rural Highland in July of 1977. Dan is a graduate of Iowa-Grant High School. He worked at the Summer Kitchen with James Schroeder as a youth, teenager, and young man. After James’ death, Dan was the owner of Summer Kitchen known for the popular jams and jellies, which he sold at the Dane County Farmers Market in Madison, to grocery stores and other businesses. Many customers came to his farm to buy the well-known product and if Dan was not home they used the honor system to go to his back kitchen to read more.. - Leave Condolences

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