Obituaries – Larson Funeral Homes, Fennimore WI and Montfort WI

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

Charles F. Schrader

Charles Schrader

Fennimore, WI-Charles “Chuck” F. Schrader, age 85, died on Thursday morning May 7, 2015 at Good Samaritan Society in Fennimore. Charles was born on Aug. 14, 1929 in Dodgeville the son of Charles F. & Vera (Witzig) Schrader. He was united in marriage to Joann Macke on June 5, 1954 in Lancaster. Chuck graduated from Livingston High School in 1947. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in Nov. 1950. He served 25 months in Naples, Italy as an aviation radioman. He flew in transport planes in the Mediterranean area. Charles returned to the U.S. in Jan. 1954 where he was stationed at Patuxent River, MD, and received an honorable discharge in Sept. of 1954. Chuck farmed in Clifton Township for 39 years until he retired. He then worked nights at the Fennimore Foods Meat Dept. and worked as a read more.. - Leave Condolences

Vicki L. Waterman

Vicki Waterman

Vicki Waterman, age 59 of Fennimore, died unexpectedly on Tuesday morning May 5, 2015 at Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital.  Vicki was born on Nov. 18, 1955 in Moline, IL the daughter of James and June (DeRammelaere) McBee.  She married Jerry Waterman on August 24, 1973 in Boscobel, WI. Vicki grew up in Neponset, IL until moving to Mt. Zion, WI with her family in 1966.  She attended grade school in Mt. Zion, middle school in Boscobel, and graduated from Boscobel High School in 1973. Vicki and Jerry lived in Boscobel until moving to Fennimore in 1987.  In 1984, Vicki graduated from Southwest Wisconsin Technical College with a degree in Food Service Management.  She previously worked in the kitchen at the Boscobel Hospital as well as Advance Transformer and Walnut Hollow.  Vicki has been read more.. - Leave Condolences

Bernice M. Orton

Bernice Orton

Livingston, WI – Bernice M. Orton, age 102 of Livingston, died on Saturday evening May 2, 2015 at Upland Hills Nursing and Rehab Center in Dodgeville.  Bernice was born on Sept. 5, 1912 in Beetown, WI the daughter of Bernard and Bessie (Franklin) Taylor.  She married Clifford Orton on June 14, 1939. Following graduation from high school, Bernice taught at several Potosi area rural schools.  She later received her teaching degree from Platteville Teachers College in 1932.  Upon getting married in 1939, Bernice stayed home to raise her family until returning to teach at the Hopewell School 1958.  Bernice finished her teaching career as a third grade teacher at Livingston Elementary School, retiring in the late 1970’s.  Bernice was an excellent cook and baker.  She enjoyed spending time in read more.. - Leave Condolences

Edwin T. Klais

Ed Klais

Fennimore – Edwin T. Klais, age 85, died on Thursday morning April 30, 2015 at the Fennimore Good Samaritan Society.  Edwin was born on March 26, 1930 the son of Joseph and Barbara (Smith) Klais.  He graduated from Fennimore High School in 1948. Ed married Arlene Wilkinson in 1954 and together they had a son Stanley.  Ed was divorced and remarried Etta Wenger on Jan. 14, 1961 in Verona, WI.  They had three children; Susan, John, and Joe. Ed and Etta owned and operated Fennimore Lanes from 1970 to 1991. He was a director of the Grant/Iowa Tavern League for many years and a member of the local Kiwanis Club.  Ed enjoyed fishing and playing cards.  He had a love for children and many would describe him as having a heart of gold.  This was evidenced by his endless pursuit of aluminum cans, read more.. - Leave Condolences

Breanne M. (Conley) Klar


Fennimore, WI-Breanne M. (Conley) Klar, age 29, died unexpectedly on Monday morning April 27, 2015 at her residence in Fennimore. Breanne was born on Jan. 1, 1986 in Boscobel, to Brian Conley and Bonita Palmer Gotzinger. She graduated from Westby Area High School in 2004 and Southwest Wisconsin Technical College in 2006. Breanne was united in marriage to Michael Klar on Oct. 18, 2014 at St. Peter Lutheran Church. Together, they had a beautiful daughter, Maci; She was her pride and joy! Bre worked in customer support at TDS Telecom in Lancaster as well as a bartender at the Second Shot in Fennimore. She enjoyed deer hunting with her father and brothers, along with playing golf and shooting darts. Bre’s wonderful personality and infectious smile could light up a room. We all know, Bre read more.. - Leave Condolences

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