Obituaries – Larson Funeral Homes, Fennimore WI and Montfort WI

Roger G. Fuller

Roger G. Fuller, age 63, of Lancaster, died on Sunday morning August 13, 2017 at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster. Roger was born on Jan. 6, 1954 in Lancaster the son of Glenn and Alice (Wieland) Fuller. He married Gloria Dickson on Dec. 28, 1995 at the First Baptist Church in Orlando, FL.

Roger attended Lancaster High School and then worked as a mechanic and operated the wrecker at Pioneer Motors in Lancaster for 17 years. He then worked in the monograming department at Lands’ End in Dodgeville for 10 years. Roger and Gloria enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and loved spending time boating and fishing on the Mississippi River. Together they taught digital photography to university students while traveling in a houseboat on the river. Roger had a generous heart and was always willing to help others with their automobiles or computers. Despite constant pain and illness, Roger continued to joke and tease and his great big smile brought joy and will be cherished forever.

Roger is survived by his beloved wife Gloria of Lancaster, three broken-hearted Miniature Schnauzers, Ramsey, Krissy and Holly Dolly and numerous extended family.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents, brother Marlin Fuller, nephew Warren Ransom and mother-in-law Helen Dickson.

A memorial service will be held at 12:00 noon on Monday August 21, 2017 at the Bethlehem Evangelical and Reformed Church in Lancaster. Burial of the cremains will be held at a later date. Visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at the church on Monday morning. The Larson Family Funeral Home in Fennimore is assisting the family and online condolences may be made at larsonfuneralhomes.com.

William G. Reiser

William “Bill” George Reiser passed away peacefully on July 23, 2017 in Austin, TX.  Bill was born on January 14, 1934 in Platteville to George and Alva (Arthur) Reiser.

Bill was a graduate of Lancaster High School, The University of Wisconsin Madison, and Roosevelt University where he received his MBA.  He married Donna Addison on June 13, 1954 in Montfort; they were married for over 57 years before Donna passed in 2011.

Bill retired from Cuna Mutual Insurance Society as a Senior VP after many years of service.  Bill and Donna raised their family in Middleton.   Bill served as Treasurer during the campaigns that brought Middleton its first swimming pool and EMS service.  He was an avid sports fan and loved the Packers, Badgers, and Brewers. He also loved to travel and visited many countries with his wife.

Bill is survived by his daughter Renee Schilling of Mesquite, TX; daughter Shelli and son-in-law Kenneth Hope of Austin, TX; son Bill and daughter-in-law Heather of Baraboo, WI; and granddaughter Heather and grandson-in-law Justin Bolner of Dallas, TX.  He is also survived by his best friend, his dog Boo, who was by his side when he passed.

Bill was preceded in death by his wife Donna; his parents; his in-laws Everett and Anna Addison; brother-in-law’s Lyle, Loren, and Neil Addison and their wives; and his sister Virginia.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the Montfort United Methodist Church with burial of the cremains to follow in Hillcrest Cemetery in Montfort. Visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services at the church on Saturday Morning. The Soman-Larson Funeral Home in Montfort is assisting the family.

Marie B. Gildersleeve

Marie B. Gildersleeve, age 80, of Fennimore died on Wednesday July 26, 2017 at U.W. Hospital in Madison. She was born on Nov. 28, 1936 in Grinnell, IA the daughter of Henry and Dora (Garrett) Koger. Marie was united in marriage to Delmar Gildersleeve on Aug. 21, 1955 in Grinnell, IA.

Marie grew up in the Grinnell area, graduating from Grinnell High School in 1955. After her marriage to Delmar, Marie worked in clothing sales for some years until owning and operating Marie’s Ceramics for 20 years. She then was employed at Land’s End in Dodgeville for 10 years until retiring in 2002. Marie was a member of the Grant County Farm Bureau, Eastern Star and Fennimore United Methodist Church. She loved her family, sports, reading, and crafts. Marie also enjoyed traveling and wintering with her husband in Arizona.

Marie is survived by her four children; Rhonda Gildersleeve of Boscobel, Randy (Sandy) Gildersleeve of Forest Lake, MN, Tom (Kristi) Gildersleeve of Lancaster and Teresa (James) Mead of New Auburn; seven grandchildren, Carrie and Ian Gildersleeve, Katie, Kelsey and Hannah Mead and Garrett and Brennen Gildersleeve, brother Ralph (Betty) Koger of Boone, IA and sister-in-law Phyllis Smith of Grinnell, IA.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents, step mother Lois Koger, husband Delmar on Feb. 5, 2012, two brothers Robert (Dorothy) Koger and Raymond (Delores) Koger, sister-in-law Ormagene Koger, in-laws Hubert and Bayonne Birkenholtz, infant sister-in-law Doris Gildersleeve and niece Darla Smith.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday July 31, 2017 at the Fennimore United Methodist Church in Fennimore with burial of the cremated remains to follow in the Prairie Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-7:00 P.M. on Sunday July 30, 2017 at the Larson Family Funeral Home in Fennimore and from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at the church on Monday morning.

Patricia L. Berg

Patricia L. Berg, age 66, of Livingston, passed away peacefully on Friday July 21, 2017 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg with her family by her side, related to complications of Interstitial Lung Disease. She was the heart and soul of our family. Pat was born on March 31, 1951 in Dodgeville the daughter of Roscoe and Bernadine (Straka) Cook. She was united in marriage to Jerry Berg on Aug. 16, 1969 at the St. Thomas Catholic Church in Montfort.

Pat graduated from Iowa-Grant High School in the class of 1969. Following her marriage to Jerry, she held various jobs including working at Rayovac, Bloomfield Manor, and the Courthouse Inn. She then furthered her education and worked as a Pharmacy Tech until her retirement. Mom loved her family ferociously, always willing to help anyway she could. Mom was an avid canner and loved baking, especially cakes. She made many of her daughters, nieces, and nephews wedding cakes and numerous birthday and graduation cakes. Mom enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and most of all she enjoyed her time with her family.

Pat is survived by her beloved husband Jerry of Livingston, four daughters; Kristy (Dave) Scoville of Blanchardville, Tracy Berg of Oshkosh, Tammy Berg (Ray Prescher) of Livingston, Jody Berg (Troy Ruland) of Mazomanie, six grandchildren; Paul, Jake (Samantha), Emily (Jake), Rhetta, Harker and Ray Ray, mother Bernadine Cook of Montfort, sisters Rita (John) Rice of Cottage Grove, Linda (Al) Lorenz of Madison, Brenda (Rich) Williams of Rewey, brothers; Greg (Beth) Cook of Avoca, Gerard Cook of Montfort, and many special nieces and nephews.

Pat was preceded in death by her father Roscoe Cook, grandparents Bert and Frankie Cook, and John and Julia Straka, sister-in-law Diane Vickers, brothers-in-law Eugene and Wayne Berg, Tom Meylor, and her father and mother-in-law Carl and Margaret Berg.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Agrace Hospice for the compassionate care they showed to our mom and family during this time. We would also like to thank the nursing and support staff of the ICU and the 11th floor of Unity Point at Meriter who helped care for Mom along this journey. Mom, we love you and will miss you more than can be imagined. Be at peace. Love and happiness always.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday July 27, 2017 at the St Thomas Catholic Church in Montfort with inurnment to be held at a later date. Visitation will be held from 9:00 A.M. until time of service at the church on Thursday morning. The Soman-Larson Funeral of Montfort is assisting the family.

Bernadine L. Olson

Montfort, WI-Bernadine L. Olson, age 80, died peacefully in her sleep in the early morning hours of July 18th, 2017. She was born at home in Clyde on October 24th, 1936 to Laura (Kreul) and William Bomkamp. After she graduated from Avoca high school in 1954 she was a nursing assistant in Madison. On January 12th, 1956 she married Dean Gerald Olson. They raised eight children while farming in Rural Dodgeville. She earned her LPN Degree in 1980, then returning to school and receiving her RN Degree in 1989 from Southwest Tech while working at Bloomfield Manor for over three decades. She was very proud of her career and enjoyed caring for others. Her strong catholic faith and her dedication to family will never be forgotten, she was the best mom, grandmother and nurse ever!

Bernadine is survived by her eight children: Deb (Pat) Edge, Dave (Betty) Olson, Mick (Denee) Olson all of Montfort, Bob Olson of Highland, Brian (Lisa) Olson of Livingston, Diane (Dave) Christopherson of Spring Green, Doug (Susan) Olson of Mount Horeb, Dan (Renae) Olson of Plymouth. Twenty eight grandchildren: Brad (Abbie), Daren, Rory (Cherie), Bryant, and Lequesha Edge, Kristen (Adam) Matthews, Brittany (John) Nicksic, Jade, Jordan, Trevor (Alyssa), Trey, Emily, Stephanie, Jackie, Katie, Ashley Quinn, Sean, Stacey, Sawyer, Savannah, Brenna and Ayden Olson, Tiffany (Matt) Barron, Holly (Dusty) Lochner, Jasmine (Jon) Neff, Ben, Kyle, Craig Christopherson and ten great grandchildren, three siblings Bob (Alice) Bomkamp, Gerald (Alice) Bomkamp both of Highland, and Rosemary Searls of Deforest, Sisters-in- law Joan Bomkamp of Spring Green and Fay Bomkamp of Cross Plains.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Dean on Oct. 15, 2010, twin brother Bernard Louis Bomkamp, sisters Eudelma Richgels and Magdalen McGuire, brothers Evroul, Marian, Delbert, and Lauren Bomkamp, and grandson Spencer Olson.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday July 21, 2017 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Montfort with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-7:00 P.M. on Thursday July 20, 2017 at the Soman-Larson Funeral Home in Montfort and from 9:45 until 10:15 A.M. at the funeral home on Friday morning. In lieu of flowers, the family will graciously accept donations for a memorial scholarship in her name to assist students pursuing nursing.