Obituaries – Larson Funeral Homes, Fennimore WI and Montfort WI

Catherine M. Riemenapp

Catherine Riemenapp

Fennimore, WI-Catherine M. Riemenapp, age 96 died on Wednesday May 25, 2016 at the Fennimore Good Samaritan Society in Fennimore. She was born on Aug. 15, 1919 on Irish Ridge in Mt. Hope Township the daughter of James & Nellie (Durnen) O’Shaughnessy. Catherine was united in marriage to Vernon Riemenapp on Nov. 17, 1949 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fennimore. Catherine graduated from Mt. Hope high school in 1937 and then attended and earned her teaching degree from the Platteville Teachers College. She taught throughout the area in four country schools over her 11-year teaching career until her marriage to Vernon. Together they farmed in the Fennimore area until his untimely death. Catherine then moved to the city of Fennimore where she had been currently residing. Catherine read more.. - Leave Condolences

Virgil George Bendorf

Virgil Bendorf (1)

Stitzer, WI-Virgil George Bendorf, age 84, left for his eternal home on Wednesday May 25, 2016. He was born Aug. 4, 1931 in rural Lancaster to Lewis and Nellie (Wieland) Bendorf. He graduated from Lancaster High School with the class of 1949. On December 9, 1952 Virgil left for army basic training at Indian Town Gap, Pennsylvania. This led him to Korea where he proudly earned the rank of sergeant first class of a rifle company. His separation came on June 15, 1954. From the time of the draft notice until his release papers were given, his plan was “To Give my Best” and when his tour was complete, he felt his dream had been fulfilled. Love of Farming led Virgil into being a part of the Bendorf Farm, which later became Burr Oak Farms. On June 14, 1956 he married Mary Brugger of read more.. - Leave Condolences

Helen V. Yerke

Helen Yerke

Helen V. Yerke, age 94, of Fennimore, died on Tuesday May 17, 2016, at the Fennimore Good Samaritan Society. Helen was born on July 2, 1921, in Fennimore Township, the daughter of William and Julia (Lemanski) Worley. She married LaVerne Yerke in April of 1939. Helen and LaVerne farmed outside of Fennimore on Wood Road until LaVerne’s untimely death in 1969. Helen then moved to nearby Preston and began working at the bowling alley in Fennimore where she waitressed and made pizzas. “Helen Waite” as many people knew her, enjoyed listening to the jukebox and was known to have danced on the bar a time or two. Away from work, Helen enjoyed spending time in her vegetable garden, baking for family and friends, playing cards and bingo, and going out to eat at Castle Rock Inn and the Hilltop. read more.. - Leave Condolences

William L. Frankenhoff

William Frankenhoff

William L. Frankenhoff, 79, of Boscobel and formerly of Fennimore, died Sunday, May 8, 2016, at the Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital. William was born on June 1, 1936, in Madison, to Kenneth and Esther (Pasold) Frankenhoff. He lived most of his life on the family dairy farm located on Hwy. 61 north of Fennimore, purchasing the farm from his father in the mid-1960s. The first eight years of his education were at the one-room Rock School near the family farm; his was the last class to go through all the grades there before the school was closed. He graduated from Fennimore High School in 1954. His expertise in the field of Holstein evaluations led to him being named Wisconsin State Dairy Judging Champion in 1954 and to his serving as an alternate on the Wisconsin judging team at read more.. - Leave Condolences

Daniel J. Jones

Dan Jones

Fennimore/Werley-Daniel J. “Dan” Jones, age 61, passed away suddenly on Saturday afternoon May 7, 2016 doing one of the things he enjoyed most, riding his Harley (Ridin’ and a Glidin’). Dan was born on Sept. 28, 1954 in Crawford Co. the son of Paul and Estelle (Smith) Jones. He was united in marriage to Joanne “Jo” Moll on June 28, 1980 at the Boscobel United Methodist Church in Boscobel. Dan had many joys in life but family came first and foremost. Summertime couldn’t come fast enough for him. It meant that school was getting out and he knew that one of the grandkids would be going with him in the Semi that he drove for over 23 years and over 3 million miles. If none of the grandkids could go, then his wife of 35 years would go with him and he would show her the country. Dan loved read more.. - Leave Condolences

Michelle M. Gabel

Michelle Marie Gabel, age 48, of Wauzeka, WI, passed away on Friday April 29, 2016 at her residence in Wauzeka due to health issues. Michelle was born on Dec. 31, 1967 at the Boscobel Hospital the daughter of Leroy and Joyce (Rice) Gabel. Michelle attended Fennimore Community Schools and graduated from Fennimore High School in 1986. She attended Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, receiving a diploma for Data Entry Operation in May of 1989. Michelle worked at Lands End in Dodgeville for approximately 25 years. Michelle is survived by her daughter Amber Friederick of Fennimore, mother Joyce Rice of Wauzeka, three brothers; Donald Gabel of Eastman, Daniel (Randa) Gabel of New Glarus and Tim (Kari) Gabel of Woodinville, WA, sister Patti Federman of Phoenix, AZ, and special friend read more.. - Leave Condolences

Hazel B. Klais

Hazel B. Klais, age 88, of Stitzer, died on Thursday morning April 28, 2016 at her residence in Stitzer. Hazel was born on April 20, 1928 in Cassville, WI the daughter of Fred and Myrtle (Cornell) Martin. She married Leslie “Chick” Klais on June 26, 1948 in rural Cuba City. Hazel was a very private person whose greatest joys came in spending time with her family. She retired from Rayovac in Fennimore after 25 years of dedicated service. Hazel is survived by her husband of 67 years, Chick Klais of Stitzer, two children, Michael Klais of Las Vegas and Nikki (Bill) Whitaker of Stitzer, two grandchildren, Chad Klais and Sydney Whitaker, two great-grandchildren, Colton and Dillon Klais, and two sisters, Molly Kieffer of Boscobel, and Letha Eck of Lancaster. In respect of Hazel’s read more.. - Leave Condolences

Dorothy M. Prochaska

Dorothy Prochaska

Dorothy M. Prochaska, age 81, of Fennimore, died on Monday evening April 25, 2016 at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster. Dorothy was born on Oct. 27, 1934 in Platteville, WI the daughter of Frank and Eveline (Golbrecht) Mohlmann. She married Melvin “Butch” Prochaska on Oct. 15, 1957 in Montfort, WI. Following graduation from Mineral Point High School, Dorothy and Butch were married and moved to Fennimore. While Butch worked for Grant County and John Deere, Dorothy stayed at home to raise their family. Dorothy enjoyed crocheting, needlepoint, ceramics and most recently was active in quilting. She was a very loving woman who would do anything for you. Supporting her grandchildren in all of their sporting events and activities was Dorothy’s greatest joy. Her spunky sense of humor read more.. - Leave Condolences

Carl S. Fry

Carl Fry

Carl S. Fry, age 79, of Lancaster and formerly of Fennimore, died on Saturday April 16, 2016, at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster. Carl was born on July 6, 1936, in Ellenboro Township, Grant County, WI to Lewis Carlyle and Mable Ann (Cauffman) Fry. Carl attended Roger Hollow School and Graduated from Fennimore High School.   He married his high school sweetheart, Mina Jones, on Sept. 7, 1956, at the Stitzer United Methodist Church. Carl hauled canned milk starting at the age of 16. In addition to hauling milk he later worked at the gas station at the corner of North Main St. and Highway 18 in Fennimore. Together Carl and Mina began farming in 1957 as hired help before farming on halves with Mina’s parents. They first farmed on their own in Verona, Highland and Livingston read more.. - Leave Condolences

Richard D. “Rick” Line

Richard Line

Dodgeville formerly of Fennimore, WI- Richard D. “Rick” Line, age 44, died unexpectedly on Thursday morning April 14, 2016 as the result of an automobile accident. Rick was born on Jan. 29, 1972 in Prairie du Chien the son of Keith and Janet (Curtis) Line. Rick graduated from Fennimore High School in 1990 and then attended the Southwest Technical College. After his marriage to Amanda, they lived in Boscobel until moving to Platteville where they raised their family. Rick had been currently employed at Scot Industries of Muscoda along with working at Farm & Fleet of Dodgeville. Rick was very dedicated to his family, friends, work, co-workers, and especially his communities; he was a dedicated fireman. Rick was currently serving on the Dodgeville Fire Dept. along with being an honor read more.. - Leave Condolences

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