Obituaries

Monsignor Douglas Dushack

Monsignor Douglas Dushack March 15, 2019

Service: March 21, 2019

Reverend Monsignor Douglas Dushack entered eternal life on Friday, March 15, 2019 at the age of 73, at Agrace Hospice in Fitchburg. He was born on December 21, 1945 in Madison. After attending Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Parish Grade School in Sun Prairie, Msgr. Dushack continued his high school education at Sun Prairie Public High School. He started his collegiate studies at Queen of Apostles Seminary, Madison, continued at Holy Name...

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Margaret Soma

Margaret Soma March 13, 2019

Service: March 18, 2019

Margaret Soma, age 90, passed away at home in Sun Prairie on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. She was born on June 12, 1928, in Monroe County to Louis and Lela (Seflow) Birkholz. She married Nenfred Soma on June 12, 1947 in Wisconsin Dells. Margaret worked at Wisconsin Porcelain and the Sun Prairie School System. She is survived by a son Kenneth of Sun Prairie; daughter Judy (Emil) Lesch of New Market, TN; 2 grandchildren Nick Lesch and Ryan ...

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Harold John Christian

Harold John Christian March 11, 2019

Service: March 23, 2019

Harold J. Christian, age 88, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2019 at New Perspective Senior Living in Sun Prairie. He was born on December 9, 1930 to Reinhold and Ella (Dobberpuhl) Christian in the township of Theresa, WI. He was baptized on December 21, 1930 and confirmed on June 11, 1944 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Teresa, WI. Harold graduated from Mayville High School in 1948 and joined the U.S. Air Force in 1951 where he served during the...

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Maxentia Fern Gomes

Maxentia Fern Gomes March 6, 2019

Service: March 12, 2019

Maxentia F. Gomes, age 87, passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. Max was born on January 5, 1932 in Madison. She was the daughter of Herbert and Colette (Brown) Retzlaff. She married Herman Gomes in Madison. Max worked as a Special Education Aid at Sun Prairie High School for many years. She is survived by her 4 daughters, Coletta (Gary) Haarklau of Marshfield, Rena (Brian) Weber of Ashland, Laurinda...

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Edith May Wetzel

Edith May Wetzel March 4, 2019

Service: March 9, 2019

Edith Mae Wetzel She was born February 12, 1925 in Columbia County, Wisconsin to Lee and Merna (née Dunning). She married Milton Albert Wetzel on August 5, 1947. Went to her heavenly home on March 4th, 2019. Ede is how she'd sign her name when corresponding with friends. She did an awesome job as a wife to Milton, "Bud", and as a mother raising six children on a farm in York Center, Wisconsin. When farming life came to an end, she and...

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Leona Nichols

Leona Nichols March 2, 2019

Service: June 9, 2019

Leona Louise (Baraga) Nichols passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 2, 2019. Leona was born on May 8, 1924 in the Upper Peninsula town of Channing, Michigan. She was the youngest of nine children of Karl and Louise Baraga, who immigrated to the United States from Austria. After graduating from Channing High School in 1942, Lee moved to Milwaukee to attend the Business Institute of Milwaukee. She was working as a receptionist at the...

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Helen "Bette" Krebs

Helen "Bette" Krebs March 1, 2019

Service: March 8, 2019

Helen "Bette" Krebs, age 95, passed away on Friday, March 1, 2019, at Prairie Gardens in Sun Prairie. She was born on August 29, 1923, the daughter of Alvin and Helen (Haberman) Motl. On October 9, 1945 she married Lloyd Krebs in Marshall. They farmed for fifty years in the Sun Prairie area. Bette loved playing cards and she was also a Green Bay Packers and Badger fan. Bette is survived by 4 sons Tom (Julie) of Sun Prairie, Jim (Barb) of...

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Dolores M. Wright

Dolores M. Wright February 28, 2019

Service: No Services

Dolores M. Wright, age 84, passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Agrace Hospice Care in Fitchburg. She was born on May 28, 1934 in Sun Prairie to Albert and Hattie (Klug) Nordness. She married Wilbur Wright on December 25, 1991 at Sacred Hearts Church in Sun Prairie. She worked 31 years for the State of Wisconsin. Dolores enjoyed playing cards, trying her luck at the casino, and spending time with family. She is survived by her...

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Mercedes Moellenberndt

Mercedes Moellenberndt February 27, 2019

Service: March 4, 2019

Mercedes M. Moellenberndt, age 97, passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at Alden Estates of Jefferson. She was born on August 14, 1921 in Elizabeth, IL, and was the daughter of Otto and Mary (Huilman) Berlage. She married Wallace Moellenberndt on May 29, 1947 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Elizabeth. Mercedes was a member of St. Anne's Council of Catholic Women. She was a woman of strong faith who could often be seen with a smile...

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Marilyn Rose Straus

Marilyn Rose Straus February 22, 2019

Service: No Services

Marilyn R. Straus, passed away of natural causes on Thursday February 22, 2019 at New Perspective Senior Care in Sun Prairie, WI. She was employed by Wigwam Corp in Sheboygan her entire career. She was preceded in death by mother Julia (Etzkorn), father Jacob Straus, brother Jack Straus. A Mass of Christian Burial and private interment celebrating her life will be held at a later date in Sheboygan. Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral & Cremation Sun...

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