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PARDEEVILLE—Brauke A. Andrus, age 25, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, as the result of an automobile accident.

KENDALL—The Rev. John Wade Davey of Kendall, died peacefully at Meriter Hospital, on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. John was born in Marinette, on Jan. 26, 1925 to Allan and Lucile (Wade) Davey. Out of college, Allan had moved to northern Wisconsin from the Chicago area to work with Wisconsin Public…

FALL RIVER—Ramona R. (Santos) Huber, age 81, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. She was born on June 22, 1937, in Roxbury to William and Anna (Werla) Santos Sr.

BELOIT / MADISON—Michael “Mike” Van Vleck died Jan. 15, 2019, of metastatic renal cancer, and also had mantle cell lymphoma. He had a 26 years history with renal cancer with recurrence 10 years ago. He was born Jan. 5, 1935, to Frances V. Klaeger and Hite Hillerich in Rockford, Ill. In 1942,…

MOUNT HOREB—Mary Jean H. (Pfister) Wittwer, age 88, of Mount Horeb, died on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, at St. Mary’s Care Center. She was born on March 22, 1930, the daughter of Bert and Hermena (Wegmiller) Pfister. On Aug. 27, 1949, she was united in marriage to William John Wittwer at Immanu…

WAUNAKEE—Charlotte B. Dorn, age 82, of Waunakee, died on Tues., Jan. 15, 2019, at Home Again Living in Waunakee.

MONONA / CAMBRIDGE—Doris E. Ganiere, age 96, of Cambridge, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, at Home Again. She was born on April 27, 1922, in Milwaukee, the daughter of Walter and Anna Hesse. Doris graduated from Washington High School in Milwaukee. She married Robert Ganiere on June 1…

OREGON—Donald Kenneth “Don” Haugen, age 75, of Oregon, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, at Agrace HospiceCare. He was born on June 21, 1943, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Kenneth and Eilleen (Neimi) Haugen. Don graduated from East High School in Madison. Thanks to his friend Bari, he …

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PORTAGE—Harold A. Johnson, age 88, passed away on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019.

WAUNAKEE—Neil Francis King, age 93, passed away on Jan. 15, 2019, at the Waunakee Manor after a short illness. Neil was born Dec. 8, 1925, in Fond du Lac, to Stephen Thomas King and Kathryn A (Twohig) King. Neil graduated from St. Mary’s Springs Academy. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea. …

STOUGHTON—H. Richard Mullen, beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Jan. 14, 2019 at his daughter’s home in Stoughton, after a long battle with prostate cancer. Richard was born on March 7, 1937, on the family farm in Bloomer. He was the onl…

POYNETTE—Edward Thomas Baer, age 81, of Poynette, died peacefully on Jan. 14, 2019, at Columbia Health Care Center. Tom was born on Jan. 22, 1937, in Middleton.

SUN PRAIRIE—Jerome R. Benisch died on Jan. 13, 2019, two days before his 93rd birthday, at Heritage Senior Living in Monona. He was born at home on Jan. 15, 1926, in a farm house in York Township Dane County, to Oscar and Florence (Lessner) Benisch. He lived his youth in East Bristol. He mar…

DEERFIELD / MARSHALL / MADISON—Harley “Buz” Bystol, age 74, of Deerfield, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

MIDDLETON—Mary Frances (Prust) Damon, passed away peacefully at Agrace on Jan. 13, 2019. Her husband of 56 years was by her side. Mary was born in Decatur, Ill., on June 30, 1931, to George and Edna Prust. She graduated from Valparaiso University.

BELOIT / JANESVILLE—LaVerne M. Denu, age 92, of Janesville and formerly of Beloit, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, at Rock Haven Nursing Home. She was born Sept. 22, 1926, in Appleton, the daughter of James and Freida (Hoppe) Burke. LaVerne was a 1944 graduate of Marinette High School. She marr…

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