Obituaries – Larson Funeral Homes, Fennimore WI and Montfort WI

Arlene F. Fry

Arlene F. Fry, age 89, of Fennimore, passed away on Sunday morning May 14, 2017 at the Fennimore Good Samaritan Society in Fennimore. She was born on April 10, 1928, in Patch Grove the daughter of George and Millicent (Dubel) Shepherd. Arlene was united in marriage to Kenneth S. Fry on Jan. 20, 1946 at the Fennimore United Methodist Church.

Arlene graduated from Mount Hope High School in 1945. She and Kenny resided in Preston from 1950 until 2005. Arlene was a true homemaker; while Kenny was out delivering the mail, she loved taking care of her family. She considered entering the work force after receiving her CNA license but decided to continue to be at home with her family. Arlene was a wonderful seamstress and made many Barbie Doll clothes. She enjoyed babysitting children in Preston, made the best cinnamon rolls and loved to bake pies. Arlene was a member of the Fennimore United Methodist Church, Eastern Star, Preston Mothers Club, and the Boscobel Antique Club. Her dedication to family will be cherished forever.

Arlene is survived by her four children; Gary (Sue) Fry of Oregon, Greg (Kris) Fry of Fennimore, Jeff (Anita) Fry of Warren, IL and Debi Fry of Platteville, eight grandchildren; Teresa (Rusty) Raatz of Madison, Stephanie (Adam) Whitehorse of Madison, Elizabeth (Dale) Martini of Wake Forest, NC, Kim (Russ) Pope of Dubuque, IA, Gabe (Heather) Fry of Fennimore, Matt (Ingrid) Fry of Fennimore, Karrie (Kip) Sabinson of Warren, IL and Nicholas (Bobbie Kline) Fry of Evansville, 15 great grandchildren, three sisters; Connie Stimpson of Machesney Park, IL, Myrna (Don) Bowen of North Folk, VA, half sister Linda Smith of Dixon, IL, Sister-in-Laws; Rita Shepherd of CT, Helen Fry of Fennimore and Phyllis Fry of Onalaska along with several nieces and nephews.

Arlene was preceded in death by her parents, husband Kenneth on June 12, 2005, brother Raymond Shepherd, daughter-in-law Patricia Fry and brother-in-laws Carlos Stimpson and Bob Smith.

Eastern Star and funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday May 20, 2017, at the Fennimore United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the Prairie Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:00 A.M until time of service at the church on Saturday morning. In lieu of plants and flowers a memorial fund is being established in loving memory of Arlene F. Fry. The family would like to thank the Good Samaritan Society for the wonderful care provided to their mother and grandmother.

Connie R. Edge

Connie R. Edge, age 70, of Mt. Ida, died on Friday May 12, 2017 at Atrium Post Acute Care in Lancaster. Connie was born on May 2, 1947 in Prairie du Chien, WI the daughter of Charles and Ivanelle (Galbrieth) Lull. She married Walter Edge on Oct. 1, 1966 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Fennimore.

Connie graduated from Boscobel High School and then began working at Loud Speaker Component in Lancaster. She then worked at the Cobb Canning Factory before tending bar in Werley for many years. After the Werley Tavern burned down, Connie became a waitress at Hickory Grove Golf Course until the late 1990’s. Connie also did bookwork for Edge Brothers Construction. She and Walter loved to travel and spent their winters in Florida beginning in 1995 and in Arizona for the past 10 years. Connie enjoyed spending time in the outdoors, cross county skiing, deer hunting, participating in muzzle loading competitions, and spending time with her late German Shepard Tasha. She also liked cheering on the Packers and Badgers, painting, and bowling in different leagues throughout the area. Connie thought the world of her grandchildren and cherished the time spent with them. Her witty sense of humor and ability to make the best of everyday despite her courageous six-year battle with cancer will forever be remembered.

Connie is survived by her beloved husband of 51 years, Walter of Mt. Ida, son John (Traci) Edge of Boscobel; four grandchildren, Courtney Oates, Shannon (Kyle) Cathman and Logan and Jordin Edge; two great-grandchildren Ryker and Rowyn Cathman; twin sister Kay (Bill) Brendemuehl of Kerkhoven, MN; sisters, Charlene Hampton of Rochester, MN, Sandy Collins of Madison and Terri Lull of Fort Lauderdale, FL, along with several special nieces and nephews.

Connie was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service will be held at 12:00 noon on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Fennimore with burial of the remains to follow in the Mt. Ida Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at the church on Thursday morning. The Larson Family Funeral Home of Fennimore is assisting the family.

Donald D. Noyes

Donald Delbert Noyes, age 86, left this world to go RVing with his beloved wife, Alice Faye, on May 11, 2017 in Fennimore. Don passed away at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Don was born April 7, 1931 in the Town of Germantown, Juneau County, to Roy H. and Alma (Runkel) Noyes, the fifth child of six in the family. The family moved from Juneau County to Grant County in the late thirties and went to many schools in Grant County. He enjoyed pointing out the different areas in which he lived.

Don graduated from Fennimore High School in 1949. He joined the Navy from Dec. 7, 1950 until Oct. 1, 1954, serving aboard the USS Yorktown during the Korean War. He was hoping to sail around the Cape of Good Hope and onto Australia. When he returned to Wisconsin after serving his beloved country, he was reintroduced to the woman who would become the love of his life, Alice Faye Feakes. They were married on April 20, 1956.

He worked in Beloit for a year before taking work at John Deere for 27 years until he retired in 1987.

After retiring from Deere, he spent his time RVing around the country with Alice and spent the majority of their winters in Yuma, AZ. Keeping busy, he worked many jobs from delivering pizzas to schools, saw blades to saw mills, and mowed the Prairie Cemetery for 10 years.

He was a 50 member of the Local Masonic Lodge earning the rank of Grand Master.

Don is survived by his four children; Jeff (Deb) Noyes, Diane Noyes, Sue Noyes, and Phil (Sally Lerum) Noyes, seven grandchildren; Jesse (Michelle) Noyes, Shannon (Jeff) Engel, Tania (Josiah) Pledl, and Jason Noyes; Katie, Jenny, and Sarah Noyes, three great grandchildren; Henley and Hudson Engel and Andrew Noyes, brothers; Vilas, LeRoy, and Fred (Marlene) Noyes, brothers-in-law, Harold (Carol) Hovorka, Glen (Joncee) Feakes, sisters-in-law; Lela Murray, Lavonne (Roy) Peterson, Joyce Harris, and Donna Glasbrenner, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice, sisters; June Coppernall and Carol Hovorka, and his parents, sisters-in-law; Ruth Noyes and Shirley Noyes, brothers-in-law, John Murray, James Glasbrenner, Bud Harris, Hilman Coppernall, and Alvin Copus.

The family would like to thank Grant County Hospice, especially Tracy, for their caring support. They also would like to thank Don’s many friends, neighbors and relatives who showed their support during this difficult time.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday May 16, 2017, at the Fennimore United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the Prairie Cemetery with Military Honors. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 P.M. on Monday May 15, 2017, at the Larson Family Funeral Home in Fennimore where a Masonic service will be held at 7:00 P.M. Monday evening. Visitation will also be held from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at the church on Tuesday morning. In lieu of plants and flowers, memorials may be given to Grant County Hospice in loving memory of Donald D. Noyes.

Doreen C. Wagner

Doreen C. Wagner, age 61, of Fennimore, died on Wednesday afternoon May 10, 2017, at her residence surrounded by her beloved family. She was born on March 14, 1956, in Lancaster the daughter of Warren & Lucille (Bailie) Koeller. Doreen was united in marriage to Kenneth Wagner on May 4, 1985.

Doreen graduated from Potosi High School and then received her Dietician degree from the Southwest Technical College. “Doreen Doreen the Cooking Machine” was the women behind the scenes cooking and providing so many awesome entrees at the Cottonwood Supper Club in Fennimore for many years. Doreen had been employed as a cook at Fennimore Good Samaritan Society until retiring due to her health on April 4, 2017. She loved cooking, watching birds, traveling, gardening, and spending time with her dogs. Doreen’s passions in life were her love for her husband, children, grandchildren and dedication to her places of work. At the end of the day, everyone was family to Doreen. Her kind spirit and gentle soul will be deeply missed.

Doreen is survived by her two children; Sara Wagner of Horicon and Bill Wagner of Yokosuka, Japan, four step children; Lisa Baumgard of Sierra Madre, CA, Shari (Chris) Larson of Menomonie, Joe (Sharon) Wagner of Oshkosh, Bob Wagner of Onalaska, nine grandchildren; Sean and Colin Baumgard, Kate, Alex, Ben and Jacob Larson, Jonas, Jack, and Anna Wagner, mother Lucille Koeller of Lancaster, siblings; John Koeller of Prairie du Chien, Judy (Larry) Maahs, and Linda (Bob) Schmelz both of Potosi, several nieces, nephews, and many more special family members of the Koeller, Bailie, and Wagner families.

Doreen was preceded in death by her beloved husband Kenneth on Dec. 7, 2004, father Warren Koeller on July 8, 2013, and other dear members of the Koeller, Bailie, and Wagner families.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, May 15, 2017, at the Fennimore United Methodist Church with burial to follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Church Cemetery in Fennimore. Visitation will be held from 4-7:00 P.M. on Sunday May 14, 2017 at the Larson Family Funeral Home in Fennimore and from 9:30 A.M. until time of service at the church on Monday morning. In lieu of plants and flowers, memorials maybe given in loving memory of Doreen C. Wagner.

Bruce W. Myers

Bruce William Myers, age 80, of Livingston, died on Tuesday morning, May 9, 2017, at Southwest Health Center in Platteville. Bruce was born on Dec. 20, 1936 in Livingston, WI the son of Loyal and Anita (Williams) Myers. He married Donna Place on Feb. 25, 1956 in Livingston.

Bruce graduated from Livingston High School and then attended Platteville Mining School. After he and Donna were married, they moved to Rockford, IL where Bruce worked for Twin Disc Clutch Company. They later moved to Pecatonica, IL before returning back to Southwest Wisconsin when Bruce began working at John Deere in Dubuque, IA. Bruce was a shop committee man until his retirement in the early 1990’s. After retirement, he worked part time for three years at Land’s End in Dodgeville in the embroidery department. Bruce enjoyed spending time in the outdoors fishing, biking and swimming. He also loved cheering on the Green Bay Packers from his Packer room and playing games such as scrabble, cribbage, royal rummy, 500 and pool with family and friends. Bruce was a “wonderful, wonderful” man whose sense of humor and love of family will forever be cherished.

Bruce is survived by the love of his life, Donna, of Livingston, two daughters; Cathy (Jack) Champion of Portage and Lori Myers of Livingston, son Terry (Paulette) Myers of Dubuque, IA, three grandchildren; Kami (Gabe) Chavez, Josh (Connie) Champion and Joel Champion, two great-grandchildren; Beckett Chavez and Jude Champion, two brothers; Eugene (Barb) Myers and Dennis (Diane) Myers and many special grand-pets.

Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, daughter and son-in-law, Tami (Dave) Hanson and brother Paul Myers.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday May 12, 2017 at the Livingston United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the Rock Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. on Thursday evening May 11, 2017 at Soman-Larson Funeral Home in Montfort and from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at the church on Friday morning.