Obituaries

Barbara Kahl

Barbara Kahl March 23, 2019

Service: March 29, 2019

Barbara Jean (Tonstad) Kahl, 57, of Belleville, WI, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison, WI surrounded by her loved ones. She was born the daughter of Lawrence and Mary Tonstad, on April 8, 1961 in Madison, WI. Barb graduated from La Follette High School in 1979. She is survived by her 6 children; David (Samantha Lawler) Tonstad, Erica (Paul) Baxter, Dustin (Kelly) Kahl, Megan ...

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Magdalen Maggie Birrenkott

Magdalen Maggie Birrenkott March 22, 2019

Service: March 28, 2019

Magdalen (Maggie) A. Birrenkott, age 86, passed away on Friday, March 22, 2019, at Hyland Crossings in Sun Prairie. She was born on Nov. 5, 1932, in DeForest. Maggie was married on April 8, 1953, to her lifelong love, Reuben, at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church in Sun Prairie, sharing 61 years until his death in 2014. For Maggie, "home" was the 82-acre farm she shared with Reuben near North Bristol for nearly 60 years. There, she dedicated her life...

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Charles E. Hart

Charles E. Hart March 17, 2019

Service: March 23, 2019

Charles E. Hart. Age 89, passed away at St. Mary's hospital in Madison on Sunday, March 17, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was born on January 6, 1930, in Marshall, the son of Earl and Ella (Jaeger) Hart. Charles graduated from Marshall High School in 1948, and from the Wisconsin Institute of Mortuary Science in Milwaukee in June 1951. Charles served in the United States Marine Corp. from 1951-1953. Charles was also a member of the...

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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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