Obituaries – Larson Funeral Homes, Fennimore WI and Montfort WI

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

LaVonne M. Carl

LaVonne Carl

Stitzer – LaVonne Mary Carl, age 66, of Stitzer passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at her residence. She was born on July 10, 1949 in Lancaster, Wisconsin, the daughter of Leonard and Marian (Franzen) Carl. She graduated from Fennimore High School in 1967. She received a bachelor of science in nursing from University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (1976) and a master of science in medical surgical nursing from University of Texas – El Paso (1991). During in her career as a registered nurse, she worked in a variety of medical surgical nursing settings, initially at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee, WI and then later as a traveling nurse primarily in Colorado but she also ventured to Wyoming, Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico, Texas, and Florida. She preferred emergency room nursing. She read more.. - Leave Condolences

John B. “JB” Crowley

John Crowley

Fennimore, WI-John B. “JB” Crowley age 73, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday April 6, 2016. John was born on January 5, 1943 in Richland Center the son of John J. and Lois (Rice) Cowley. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1961 until 1965 having served during the Cuban Missile Crisis. John was united in marriage to Rita McNamara On Aug. 17, 1968 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Boscobel. Graduating from U.W. Whitewater with a business degree in 1970, John started at State Farm Insurance as a Claims Adjuster. Continuing with State Farm, he became an Agent for 32 years in Fennimore.Belonging to several organizations and clubs, he was most proud of being past commander of the American Legion Post #184 in Fennimore. John enjoyed bowling, golfing, read more.. - Leave Condolences

Merrill E. Fritz

Merrill Fritz

Lancaster, WI - Merrill E. Fritz, age 87, died on Monday morning March 21, 2016 at Orchard Manor in rural Lancaster. Merrill was born on Dec. 19, 1928 in Dubuque, IA the son of Carl & Evelyn (Herbst) Fritz. He was united in marriage to LaVon Rennison on Oct. 3, 1953 in Lancaster. Merrill graduated from Lancaster High School in 1948 and then worked at Gurkow Produce until being drafted in the U.S. Army, serving his country from 1951 to 1953. After returning home to Lancaster, Merrill was employed at the Dubuque Packing Co. also known as FDL Foods Inc. for 33 years until his retirement. Merrill enjoyed meeting the gang for a cup of coffee, a game of cards, or just hanging out at Zippy’s along with going fishing, hunting, and camping. He and LaVon also loved wintering in Florida. read more.. - Leave Condolences

Kathy A. Borowski

Kathy Borowski

Kathryn A. (O’Flahrity) Borowski, age 69, of Solon, IA, died on Friday evening March 18, 2016 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. Kathy was born on Oct. 24, 1946, to William and Mary Janet (Smith) O’Flahrity in Lancaster, WI. Kathy grew up in Fennimore, WI before moving to Milwaukee to pursue an education at Spenserian Business College. While in Milwaukee, Kathy met the love of her life and best friend Jerome (Jerry) Borowski when she called out to him, “Hey Big Boy.” Kathy later received a bachelor’s degree in business from Upper Iowa University. Kathy had an older brother David, and two younger brothers Dennis and Dan. After her father William’s death, her mother Mary Janet married Dean Loy and Kathy gained two step-siblings, Paul Loy and Kim (Loy) Streif. Kathy read more.. - Leave Condolences

Ruth A. Kabele

Ruth Kabele

Ruth A. Kabele, age 89, of Platteville, WI, went to be with her Lord on March 16, 2016, at the Fennimore Good Samaritan Society. Ruth was born on Dec. 6, 1926, in Elk Grove, WI, the daughter of Karl and Sophia (Masbruch) Klinge. She married Donald R. Kabele on June 17, 1948. They raised three children and a nephew, David Klinge, during his preschool years. Ruth attended Cottage Inn Rural School and Belmont High School, with additional training at Bayless Business College, Dubuque, IA, and Southwest Tech in Fennimore. She worked at Mound City Bank and the Platteville Hospital and Nursing Home. She was baptized and confirmed and was an active member of the Lutheran Church of Peace in Platteville. She served on the Church Council and was bookkeeper; she was president of the ALCW and on the read more.. - Leave Condolences

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