Obituaries – Larson Funeral Homes, Fennimore WI and Montfort WI

Harriet C. Russell

Harriet Russell

Fennimore – Harriet C. Russell, age 85, moved from this earth to Heaven with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Thursday morning Sept. 18, 2014.  Harriet was born on Jan. 3, 1929 in Boscobel, WI to Luther and Hilda (Everson) Swenson, they farmed the family farm in Homer.  She graduated from Boscobel High School.  Harriet and Paul Russell were married in Lancaster on March 30, 1954.  She worked as a switchboard operator in Fennimore, McDowell’s Nursing Home, Uncle Tom’s Kitchen, and Boscobel Nursing Home in Boscobel. She taught vacation bible school with the Rural Bible Crusade for many years.  Paul and Harriet were one of the founding members of the Trinity Evangelical Free Church in Fennimore in 1958.  They farmed near Woodman until 1961 when they purchased her parents farm in Homer.  read more.. - Leave Condolences

Charlotte English

Charlotte English

Charlotte English (Knutson), age 91 of Fennimore, passed away peacefully on September 15, 2014 at the Good Samaritan Society in Fennimore, Wisconsin.  Charlotte was born on June 29, 1923 in Wolf Hollow, near Livingston, Wisconsin, the first of seven children of Gilbert and Anita (Gundlach) Knutson.  From an early age Charlotte had an infectious sense of play, probably inherited from her father, a known prankster.  From her mother Charlotte learned the skills of cooking and canning.  Her lefsa, dill pickles and sweet rolls were revered by several generations. Being the oldest of seven, she also learned a thing or two about child raising, and did a fine job with her two sons, Marc (Angela) of Bluemont, Virginia and Brent (Debra) of Barneveld, Wisconsin. Charlotte married Almon “Ike” read more.. - Leave Condolences

Steven A. Bryhan

Steven Bryhan

Lancaster – Steven A. Bryhan, age 54 of Lancaster died on Sunday morning Sept 14, 2014 at the Fennimore Good Samaritan Society in Fennimore. Steven was born on Feb. 9, 1960 in Lancaster the son of Richard and Irene (Eastman) Bryhan. Following graduation from Lancaster High School, Steve earned a degree in Auto Body Repair from Southwest Tech. He worked at Lancaster Auto Body from the age of sixteen until recently retiring after being diagnosed with cancer in April 2014. Painting cars and motorcycles was Steve’s specialty and his level of perfection was impossible to match.  Steve was also very skilled at building and repairing radiators, and had a passion for building custom motorcycles.  He was the person many people looked to when in need of parts and advice, as his knowledge of read more.. - Leave Condolences

Donald L. Johnson

Donald Johnson

Stitzer – Donald L. Johnson, age 86, died on Tuesday Sept. 9, 2014 at his residence in Stitzer.  Donald was born on June 12, 1928 in Mount Vernon, WI the son of LaVerne and Hazel (Harker) Johnson.  He married Beverly Rue on Nov. 19, 1982 in Madison, WI. Don was always a very hard worker.  During his younger years, he farmed with his family in Mount Vernon and later worked for Verona Redi-Mix and Capital Redi-Mix until his retirement.  Don also kept busy on nights and weekends doing a lot of side work in the concrete business.  While at home, Don enjoyed listening to Swiss and polka music, reading the paper, puttering around in his shed, and visiting with his many neighbors in Stitzer.  Together Don and Beverly enjoyed dancing the waltz and cherished the many years spent together read more.. - Leave Condolences

Wilma V. Peterson

Wilma Peterson

Fennimore – Wilma V. Peterson, age 89 of Fennimore, died on Tuesday morning Sept. 2, 2014 at the Fennimore Good Samaritan Society.  Wilma was born on Feb. 27, 1925 in Clifton Twsp., Grant Co., WI the daughter of Frank and Emma (Weisheit) Powell.  She married Rev. LeRoy Peterson on June 21, 1975 at Castle Rock Lutheran Church. Wilma grew up at Liberty Ridge and was confirmed at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ.  She received her nurses training and worked as a CNA for 29 years, retiring from the Fennimore Good Samaritan Society in 1985.  Wilma enjoyed crocheting, cooking, baking homemade rolls, and fishing, but her greatest joys came from spending time with her children and grandchildren.  She always looked forward to family gatherings at her home in Fennimore.  Grandma Pete’s love of read more.. - Leave Condolences

Dorothy Doan

Dorothy Doan, age 84 of Prairie du Chien and formerly of Fennimore, died on Wed. August 27, 2014 at the Fennimore Good Samaritan Society.  Dorothy was born on June 26, 1930 in Werley, WI the daughter of J. Leonard and Monica (Meinertz) Fry.  She married Royce Doan on July 17, 1948. Following graduation from Fennimore High School, Dorothy worked as an operator at the Fennimore Telephone Company. After her marriage to Royce, Dorothy did the bookkeeping for her husband’s fuel oil business until their retirement. She enjoyed spending her winters in Florida and her summer months at their home on the river in Prairie du Chien. Dorothy enjoyed cheering on the Badgers and Packers, getting together with family and friends. She especially looked forward to her visits with her children, read more.. - Leave Condolences

Elizabeth E. “Betty” Soman

Betty Soman

Elizabeth Emma “Betty” Soman age 99 years of Dodgeville, WI, formerly of Montfort and Green Bay, WI passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Betty was born October 10, 1914 in Algoma, Wisconsin, the daughter of Fred and Emma (Leiberg) Wedewart. She graduated in 1930 from Green Bay’s West High School, attended Business College in Green Bay, and worked in sales and accounting for Kaap’s Bakery and Candy Shop in downtown Green Bay. In 1937 Betty spent three months traveling via Route 66 with her aunt and cousin as they toured the Southern and Western United States, and wintered in Pasadena, California.  It inspired a lifelong love of travel. In 1941 she was united in marriage to Walter C. Soman in Green Bay where he worked with Findisen -Greiser Funeral Home. In 1959 she and Walter read more.. - Leave Condolences

Robert “Bob” D. Andrews

Bob Andrews

Fennimore, WI-Robert “Bob” D. Andrews, age 78 died on Saturday morning Aug. 23, 2014 at Finley Hospital in Dubuque, IA. Bob was born on Feb. 19, 1936 in Patch Grove the son of Harry and Evelyn (Fullbright) Andrews. He was united in marriage to Charlotte Welsh on June 26, 1955 in Boscobel. Bob graduated from Boscobel High School and went to work driving a route for Sunbeam. He was then employed at John Deere of Dubuque as a machinist for 30 years until his retirement in 1991. Bob Andrews truly enjoyed life. He adored his family and enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. Bob loved traveling to various places especially going to Las Vegas, and his annual fishing trip to Hayward. He also liked cooking, playing cards, golfing, family reunions, scratch offs, and was an read more.. - Leave Condolences

Sarah Wilberta Ogden

Sarah Ogden

Rewey, WI – Sarah Wilberta Ogden, age 95, died on Thursday afternoon August 21, 2014 at Manor Care in Platteville. She was born on Sept. 2, 1918 in Knox, Indiana, the daughter of Roy and Anna (Kline) Hibray. Sarah met and married the love of her life, Cecil Ogden on March 6, 1937 in Martin, South Dakota. Sarah and Cecil made their living while raising their family on the farm. She was a very hard worker along with being an awesome “Mom”. Sarah was a wonderful baker, who also enjoyed working in the garden, canning, sewing, quilting, crocheting and reading her bible. Being a nurturing mother and grandmother, Sarah also sponsored numerous children through the Christian Relief Fund. Sarah was an active member of the Livingston Free Methodist Church where she was the church treasurer for read more.. - Leave Condolences

Brian L. Meiners

Brian Meiners

Brian L. Meiners, age 45 of Fennimore, died on Wed. July 16, 2014 at Meriter Hospital in Madison due to complications of a long illness.  Brian was born on August 20, 1968 in Waukesha, WI the son of Gary and Carolyn (McCollough) Meiners.  He married Robin Weist on Aug. 13, 1988 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fennimore. Following graduation from Waukesha North High School in 1986, Brian and Robin lived, worked, and raised a family in the Milwaukee area for 17 years.  In 2004, they moved to Fennimore where Brian was employed at World of Variety for the past 10 years until his recent health complications.   Brian loved spending time with his children and grandsons, and his three dachshund, especially Buster.  Brian also enjoyed attending Fennimore High School sporting events, going to read more.. - Leave Condolences