LaVern “Ole” Peterson

Posted May 20, 2014 at 3:16 pm

LaVern “Ole” Peterson, 83, of Belvidere, Ill., died peaceably at home with his family by his side.

He was born in Sparta on March 23, 1931, and married Connie Miller on June 19, 1954 in St. Charles, Ill.

He came to Illinois in 1949 to work on a farm, and he served in the Korean War in the 7th Calvary Regiment from 1952 to 1954. First he retired from Ingersoll Milling in 1998 and later from the North Boone School District 200 in 2006. Also, he was a member of the American Legion Post 77.

Ole loved classic country music, going to county fairs, flower and vegetable gardening, Southern gospel music, and spending time with and teasing his grandchildren. He had a fantastic personality and was

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    Cedric R. Fitch Sr.

    Cedric R. Fitch Sr., 76, of rural Hillsboro passed away Saturday, May 17, 2014, at his home, with his family.

    He was born March 28, 1938, to Max and Berneice (Brey) Fitch in Hillsboro. He graduated from Hillsboro High School. After graduation, he went to work in Milwaukee, later moving back to Hillsboro to farm.

    Cedric was united in marriage to Myrtle Allen on Dec. 31, 1966, in Ohio. He worked

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    Marilyn Woolever

    Marilyn Woolever, 80, of Kendall died May 16, 2014, at Gundersen St. Joseph’s in Hillsboro.

    She was born to Harry and Rebecca (Garrett) Newman on May 23, 1933, in Ellison Bay, Wis. She spent her high school years at the Wittenberg Children’s Home and then went on to receive her associate’s degree from the Waldorf College as a secretary. She worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs – Tomah until her retirement.

    Marilyn was united in marriage to Bill Woolever on Nov. 21, 1954, in Kendall. Except for the short time

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    Frederick “Fritz” Luethe

    Frederick “Fritz” Luethe, 87, of Norwalk passed away Friday, May 16, 2014, at the Morrow Memorial Home in Sparta.

    He was born May 7, 1927, on the family farm located outside of Norwalk, in the town of Ridgeville, to Werner and Alma (Arndt) Luethe. He married Doris Seekamp in June 1952. Together they raised their four children on the same land that Fritz was born and raised on.

    Farming was Fritz’s life, and he loved it. In 1994, the farm was awarded the “century farm award,” that same

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    Ruth Elizabeth (Falke) Vieregge

    Ruth Elizabeth (Falke) Vieregge, 96, of Norwalk passed away at Rolling Hills Rehab Center in Sparta on Friday, May 16, 2014.

    Ruth was born June 27, 1917, to Franklin Edward and Martha Caroline (Schuele) Falke on the home farm in Spring Valley, Wis. She was united in marriage to Orland Ardean Vieregge, and together they farmed on the family farm outside Norwalk.

    Ruth was a social butterfly who loved to visit with family and friends, but even more, she loved helping others. She was proudly involved with the Monroe County 4-H

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    LaVerne S. Lisney

    LaVerne S. Lisney, 76, of La Farge died Saturday, May 10, 2014, surrounded by his family at Vernon Memorial Hospital.

    He was born in Crawford County on April 23, 1938, to Vester and Creda (Silbaugh) Lisney. LaVerne was united in marriage with Dolly Young on Jan. 4, 1957, at Viroqua Methodist Church. LaVerne worked at Harvey Schroeder’s Mink Ranch, Badger Ordnance, Nelson Muffler, La Farge Public Schools, and the La Farge Medical Center. LaVerne was an Organic Valley squash farmer for

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    Dolly J. Pesik

    Dolly J. Pesik, 98, of Kendall passed away Friday, May 9, 2014, at the Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse.

    She was born Jan. 20, 1916, to Royal and Lilly (Altwize) Cox at home on a farm between Mount Tabor and Trippville. Dolly was united in marriage to Jake Pesik on Nov. 17, 1932, at Burr Ridge. They had five children: Sylvia Ann (Pesik) Woodard, Bobby Pesik, Richard Pesik, Eugene Pesik and Donna Mae (Pesik) Bateman.

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    Glenn Morris Muehlenkamp

    Glenn Morris Muehlenkamp, 80, of Norwalk passed away Friday, May 9, 2014, in the Gundersen Medical Center in La Crosse after a valiant fight with cancer.

    Glenn was born June 6, 1933, on the family farm on Summit Ridge to Leo and Ella (Von Haden) Muehlenkamp. He was united in holy matrimony to Helen Jane “Jenny” Schmitz at St. Mary’s Ridge Catholic Church on June 23, 1954. Very early in their relationship, Jenny discovered the way to his heart was through

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    Daniel L. Clair

    Daniel L. Clair, 58, of Wilton died Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the Tomah Memorial Hospital.

    He was born to Lloyd W. and Dorothy A. (Reeck) Clair in Sparta. He was a member of the Royall graduating class of 1973; he continued his education and received his degree in commercial art from the Wausau Art College. He worked as a commercial artist for MECA Sportswear for 15 years; he lived in Chicago until 1985. That is when his father died and he moved back to Wilton to assist

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    Mark Gordon O’Rourke

    Mark Gordon O’Rourke, 44, of Wilton passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, April 30, 2014. 

    He was born to Gordon and Lois (Arndt) O’Rourke on Oct. 30, 1969, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Sparta. He was baptized Dec. 7, 1969, and confirmed on May 20, 1984, both at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wilton. Mark attended grade school in Ontario and Brookwood High School.

    He was united in marriage to Cindy Wright on Aug. 20, 1988, at

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