Obituaries

Ruth Hanley

Ruth Hanley July 18, 2018

Service: July 28, 2018

Ruth Hanley, age 100, passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 in Sun Prairie. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church, in Sun Prairie. A visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 28 at Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral Home in Sun Prairie. A full obituary will follow in Wednesday paper. Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral & Cremation Sun Prairie, WI 608-837...

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Thomas R. Knorr

Thomas R. Knorr July 16, 2018

Service: July 19, 2018

Thomas Robert Knorr, age 69 and born on October 15, 1948 passed away peacefully on Monday, July 16, 2018, at AGrace Hospice Center in Janesville. Tom was a lifelong resident of Sun Prairie and known to many as an avid sports fan and card player. Tom enjoyed coaching from the sidelines at the Home Talent games. He also played cards regularly at area establishments in Sun Prairie, Bristol and DeForest. Before his disability worsened he loved...

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Cory James Barr

Cory James Barr July 10, 2018

Service: July 14, 2018

Cory James Barr, age 34, died in the line of duty, for Sun Prairie Fire Department, on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. He was born on February 28, 1984 to Jack and Janet (Baker) Barr. He married Abby Dieckman on September 22, 2012 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Sun Prairie. Cory was the owner of Barr House, a realtor with Keller Williams (Barr Realty), a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, attended MATC, and was a Captain with Sun Prairie Fire...

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Lila Clark July 4, 2018

Service: July 9, 2018

Lila G. Clark age 84, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt passed away in Sun Prairie on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. She was born on October 10, 1933 in Huntsville, AL to William and Nellie (Farrow) Taylor. She married Herman Clark in 1953 in Pascagoula, MS. She is survived by her 4 children, Fred (Jill), Timothy (Dona), Jim (Jane), and Nancy; a brother Larry (Marie) Taylor; 9 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and many nieces...

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Dorothy Schey

Dorothy Schey June 29, 2018

Service: July 5, 2018

Dorothy Ann (Offerdahl) Schey, age 90 passed away at Oakwood Village East in Madison on Friday, June 29, 2018. She was born on April 3, 1928, the fifth of eight children born to Percy and Eda (Furseth) Offerdahl in rural Stoughton. She was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church Stoughton, where she served as Sunday school teacher for several years. She was a graduate of Stoughton High School and Columbia County Normal School; and was...

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Owen Snyder

Owen Snyder June 29, 2018

Service: July 9, 2018

Janesville – Owen Snyder, Jr., age 88, passed away on June 29, 2018 at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital – Janesville. He was born in Center Township, Footville, WI on November 11, 1929, the son of Owen and Viona (Wilkins) Snyder. Holding down a full-time job at General Motors for 48 years didn't give Owen Jr. much time for pursuing his passion of racing, but he used a little sleight of hand and figured out a way to do both. Always taking...

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Frank Bontly

Frank Bontly June 28, 2018

Service: July 3, 2018

Frank W. Bontly, age 72, passed away on June 28, 2018 at Mercy Hospital, Janesville. He was born in Janesville, WI on November 20, 1945, the son of William and Elizabeth (Crosbie) Bontly. Frank married Lisa Michalak on October 10, 1992, and the couple shared 25 years together. Frank graduated from Janesville High School in 1964, and received a B.A from Milton College in 1968. He went on to earn a Masters of Science from UW-Whitewater in 1977....

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Linda E. Thompson

Linda E. Thompson June 17, 2018

Service: June 25, 2018

Linda E. Thompson, age 70, passed away from lung disease surrounded by her family at Agrace Hospice in Janesville on Sunday, June 17, 2018. She was born on July 14, 1947 to Arnold and Lillian (Nelsen) Seldal. She married Gary Thompson on August 26, 1967. Linda was a stay at home mom, while also running a daycare. She worked for the Village of Merrimac. She then worked at several manufacturing places and retired from Teel Plastics. In her down...

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Mary Jo Motl

Mary Jo Motl June 4, 2018

Service: June 8, 2018

Mary Jo Motl, age 82, passed away on Monday, June 4, 2018 at home, just four months after her metastatic cancer diagnosis. She was born on December 31, 1935, in Red Granite and was the daughter of George and Angeline (Tetzlaff) Kloster. She married Richard Motl on May 4, 1957 at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church in Sun Prairie. She moved to Sun Prairie as a young girl so her father could work for his brother in the Kloster Bakery. She attended...

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Julie Lynn Meixner

Julie Lynn Meixner June 3, 2018

Service: June 10, 2018

Julie Lynn Meixner (née Pearce), of Sun Prairie, WI, passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2018, surrounded by friends and family at UW Hospital in Madison, WI. Julie was 59-years-old. Julie was a fun-loving person, known as the life of the party by her close friends and family. Her contagious laugh, propensity for living life to the fullest, and loving soul will live on in her children and grandchildren. Julie was born to parents Thomas and Shirley...

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