Donald “Dean” Garrity

Donald “Dean” Garrity, 73, of rural Hillsboro, Wis., passed away Thursday, April 18, 2019, at Gundersen St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hillsboro.

He was born Jan. 6, 1946, to Kenneth J. and Florence (Bliss) Garrity in Hillsboro and grew to adulthood in the La Farge and Viola area. Dean served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany, during the Vietnam War.

Dean was married to Colleen “Cokey” Mason and spent the past 27 years with Vicki Olsen. He spent many hours fencing in the rural area and loved to talk with people and joke around. Dean also enjoyed shooting pool and was a classic car enthusiast.

Survivors include Vicki Olsen of Hillsboro; his daughters, Melissa (Brian) Brown of Kendall, Susan (Noe) Razo of Green Bay and Dawn Garrity of Norwalk; his grandchildren, Jessica Richert, Daniel Schultz, Nathan (Megan) Blaha, Zachery Blaha, Dale Blaha Jr., Dustin (Annie) Garrity, Sabrina Razo, Leticya Madrigal, Lydia Madrigal and Jorge Madrigal; twelve great-grandchildren; Vicki’s daughters, Kimberley (Chuck) Zimmerman and Karyl (Bob) Henkes, and her grandchildren, Cole Hudzinski and Molly Henkes; his brothers, Rod Garrity and William (Sharon) Garrity of Viola; and his sisters, Alice Preuss of Union Center and Janice Johnsrud of Gays Mills.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Kenneth Garrity; an infant brother, Steve Garrity; and an infant sister, Kathy Garrity.

A time of visitation for family and friends will be Wednesday, April 24, from 4–7 p.m. at the Picha Funeral Home in Hillsboro. For online information, go to www.pichafuneralhomes.com.

Comments are closed.

  • Doris W. Ehle

    July 15th, 2019
    by

    Doris W. Ehle, 77, of Oregon, Wis., died Monday, July 8, 2019, surrounded by her loving family, at the Agrace Hospice Care Facility in Madison.


    Robert Benish Sr.

    July 14th, 2019
    by

    Robert Benish Sr., 88, of rural Hillsboro, Wis., passed away Saturday, July 13, 2019, at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, due to a severe fall at home.


    Robert Daniel Oberbruner

    July 9th, 2019
    by

    Robert Daniel Oberbruner, 69, of Ontario, a former Janesville resident, passed away at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Tomah on July 3, 2019, due to complications from kidney disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Lewy body dementia.


    Joyce (Jacobson) Conant

    July 1st, 2019
    by

    Joyce (Jacobson) Conant, 69, of Norwalk lost her battle Sunday, June 30, 2019, after a long fight with cancer.


    Thomas Arthur Gilmore

    June 30th, 2019
    by

    On Tuesday, June 25, 2019, Thomas Arthur Gilmore passed away at the Veterans Administration Hospice Unit in Tomah, Wis.


  • Thomas A. Gilmore

    June 27th, 2019
    by

    Thomas A. Gilmore, 80, of Tomah passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at the Tomah Veterans Administration Medical Center.


    Carol A. Eckelberg Osteboe

    June 27th, 2019
    by

    Carol A. Eckelberg Osteboe, 85, of Wilton passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at her home after her two-year battle with cancer.


    Robert “Bob” Phillips

    June 24th, 2019
    by

    Robert “Bob” Phillips, 66, of Black Valley, rural Wilton, passed away at his home Saturday, June 22, 2019.


    Ronald Edward Dritlein

    June 17th, 2019
    by

    Ronald Edward Dritlein Sr., 81, of Ontario died Thursday, June 13, 2019, peacefully at his home in Ontario, surrounded by his loving family.


    Ronald Dean Clark

    June 1st, 2019
    by

    Ronald Dean Clark, 79, of Wilton passed away Friday, May 31, 2019, at Bethel Home in Viroqua.


    William “Bill” R. Bever

    May 31st, 2019
    by

    William “Bill” R. Bever, 76, of Janesville passed away Sunday, May 26, 2019, at St. Mary Hospital in Janesville.


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Archives