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Green County, Wisconsin
Obituaries and Death Notices

F. Baer
F. Baer was killed by a falling tree at his home in Jordan township, Green county. [Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Dane Co. Wis.) 12 Apr. 1889 - Sub. by MZ]

C.A. Booth
Veteran Editor Dies.
Monroe, Wis., July 12.—C. A. Booth, seventy-four years old, for fifty years editor of the Monroe Sentinel, died at his home here, survived by a widow and five children. He was one of the best known Grand Amy veterans of Wisconsin. [The Bemidji Daily Pioneer, (Bemidji, MN) July 12, 1913, Page 3; Sub by GT]

H. O. Darling
Brodhead, Wis., Dec. 29. – H. O. Darling, a prominent merchant of this city, died last evening of heart trouble. The remains will probably be taken to Rockford, Ill., for burial. [Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (29 Dec. 1898) transcribed by FoFG]

Francis James Eckerman
MONONA - Francis Eckerman died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. He was born on April 28, 1926 in Monroe and grew up in Warren, Ill. Fran attended Warren Schools, graduated at 17 and left for the U.S. Navy the next morning. He served in the Pacific where his ship was sunk by a kamikaze attack on May 4, 1945. After the war, he attended Platteville Teacher's College and graduate school at the University of Wyoming. Fran married Ruth Andrews in 1951. He taught and coached basketball at Brodhead for four years, and served as principal of Verona High School from 1954 until 1955. Fran was the safety director at American Automobile Association (AAA) until his retirement in 1987. Since his retirement, he has worked as a driver for Zimbrick Automotive, a job he dearly loved. Fran also enjoyed attending yearly U.S. Navy reunions with his shipmates. Fran is survived by his wife, Ruth; three children, Tim of Colorado Springs, Chris (Joseph Ripp) of Madison, and Dan of Mukwonago; eight grandchildren, Andrew Eckerman of Texas, Michelle Charlston of Colorado Springs, Eric Heitzinger of Madison, Jamie, Kyle, and Alyx Eckerman of Mukwonago, David Ripp of Madison, and Allison Ripp Simkins of Phoenix; two great-grandchildren, Ashton Charlston and Tyler Eckerman; sisters-in-law, Iva Modrich of Raton, N.M., and Norma Andrews of Wauwatosa; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and twin brother, Clifford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Dennis Catholic Church, 505 Dempsey Road, Madison, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, with Father Kent Schmitt presiding. Visitation will be held at Gunderson East Funeral Home, 5203 Monona Drive, Madison, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, and also at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass on Saturday. Dad always took care of everything and everybody. He was always there for us, and we are all going to miss him. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (8 Feb. 2013) submitted by Jim H.]

John Fegley
BELLEVILLE, May 13. - Tuesday night, Mr. John Fegley, living about three miles southwest of this village, passed away from this life. Mr. Fegley came here from New Glarus and purchased the Estes farm. [Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Dane Co. Wis.) 16 May 1884 - Sub. by BW]

Chester M. Flanagan
Chester M. Flanagan, 63, rural Argyle, died Saturday night in St. Clare Hospital, Monroe, WI, due to injuries received in a two car accident on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1970, between Argyle and Blanchardville. He had been in critical condition since the accident. His death is Lafayette County's sixth traffic fatality. Mr. Flanagan was a lifelong resident of Adams township and was farming. He was born July 8, 1907, a son of James and Lena Wilbur Flanagan. He graduated from Monroe High School, Green County Normal and Madison Business college. He was married Sept. 7, 1940 in Fond du Lac to Augusta Ann Schmitz, who was an assistant to the dietician at St. Clare Hospital. Mr Flanagan was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Argyle. Surviving are his wife: four sons, John, at home; William, a student at Platteville State University; Joe, serving with the Army in Vietnam arrived home early Sunday morning, and Robert, Argyle: five daughters, Mrs. Ed. (Kathryn) Leege, Portage; Mrs James (Sue) McGuire, New Glarus, Geraldine, a student at Platteville state and Mary and Dorothy, at home; brother, James, rural Monroe: four sisters, Mrs Frank (Edna) Menehan, Monroe, Mrs John (Nellie) Cleary, Blanchardville; Mrs. LaVerne Daly, rural Argyle; and Miss Eunice Flanagan, Argyle; and two grandchildren. He was preceeded in death by his parents; a sister, Mrs. John P. (Elizabeth) Flannery, and a brother, Cecil. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 14, in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, with Father Henry Kalscheuer officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Argyle. The Erickson funeral Home in Argyle was in charge of arrangements. [Wisconsin State Journal, Oct. 11, 1970; Submitted by Jim Honer]

Firtz Gerber
Firtz [sic] Gerber, whose home was near Afolkey, Ill., was struck by a St. Paul train from Monroe yesterday. He died from his injuries. [The Milwaukee Journal, 23 Dec 1897]

Mrs. Hillman
ASHLAND, April 5. – Mrs. Hillman, wife of Rev. W. J. Hillman, died here at St. Joseph hospital of pneumonia after a week's illness. Her husband, father and children were at her bedside when she passed away. The deceased has resided in the city for about two years and was a woman of sterling qualities and will be missed not alone by her sorrowing husband and motherless babes but by all who knew her. She was about thirty years old and leaves a husband and three small children, Ruth, aged six; Nathan, aged 4, and Evelyn a baby, besides her parents at Monroe, Wis. The funeral services occurred this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Evangelical church and the funeral party left on the Omaha at 3:40 for Monroe, Wis., where the internment took place. The father and parents have the sincere sympathy of all in their hour of sorrow. [Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) 6 Apr. 1909; transcribed by MZ]

Johnson Children
Burned to Death
Monticello, Wis., Feb. 19 - A farmer named Johnson, living north of here was at New Clarus, and on returning home found his house burned to the ground and his two little children burned to death. Mrs. Johnson was away some distance after water, and knew nothing of the fire until she got in sight of the burning house. [Source: The Weekly Tribune, Great Falls, Montana (Saturday Morning, February 21, 1891) page 2; tr. by PT]

Rev. Michael Emil Klarer
MONROE - The Reverend Michael Emil Klarer was born in Monroe on June 23, 1953. He was the son of Emil and Marcella Kammerude Klarer. He died on April 24, 2016, at Monroe Clinic Hospital from complications of cancer caused by his military service in the First Gulf War (Desert Storm). He was a student at St. Victor Grade School, Monroe High School and a 1971 graduate of Holy Name Seminary High School in Madison. He attended Edgewood College and St. John's University, Collegeville, Minn. He was ordained a priest of the Madison Diocese on June 1, 1979. Father Klarer was assigned associate pastor at St. Aloysius Parish in Sauk City, Wis., from 1979 to 1986. He was then assigned as associate pastor at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Madison from 1986 to 1989. In May of 1989 he was commissioned a Lieutenant in the United States Navy Chaplain Corps. He served proudly as chaplain to the 5th Marine Regiment at Camp Pendleton, as Chaplain to the Navy Ceremonial Guard in Washington, D.C., Chaplain at Naval Medical Center San Diego, and Catholic Chaplain to Navy Region South West. He was honorably discharged at the rank of Commander in the Navy Reserves. He was a disabled veteran. On June 12, 2002, he was assigned as Pastor of his home parish of St. Victor in Monroe where he was baptized on July 25, 1953, and had celebrated his first Mass on June 3, 1979. He was chaplain of the Monroe Fire Department, a member of Monroe Swiss Singers, and the president of the board of directors of Turner Hall of Monroe. Survivors include a brother, Patrick (Mary Alice Harris) of Verona; two sisters, Mary Kay Logemann of Platteville and Ellen (Mike) Malkow of Monroe; nephews and nieces, Jonathan (Sarah) and Teresa Logemann, and Jennifer (fiancé Kyle Thorp) and Christopher Malkow. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents and also his brother-in-law, Carl Logemann. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 29, 2016, at 11 a.m. at ST. CLARE OF ASSISI PARISH AT ST. VICTOR CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1760 14th St., Monroe, Wis., with the Most Reverend Robert Morlino, Bishop of Madison. Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2016, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., and on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until time of service. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, followed by lunch at THE MANSION, 1417 Mansion Drive, Monroe. The Shriner, Hager, Gohlke Funeral Home of Monroe is coordinating arrangements. [Wisconsin State Journal, 27 Apr 2016, Submitters Name: Jim Honer]

Henry Knox
Henry Knox, a Populist speaker, residing at Browntown near Monroe, was run over by the cars and killed. He had been to Monroe where he addressed a meeting. On his way home he became tired and sat upon the track to rest and fell asleep. He was struck by an evening freight train and badly mangled. [New Ulm Review (New Ulm, MN)  November 09, 1892, page 6]

W. James Miller
W. James Miller, formerly a business man of Monroe, died at the Mendota asylum Wednesday. He was buried at Wiota under direction of the Masonic fraternity. [Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Dane Co. Wis.) 1 June 1888 - Sub. by MZ]

John W. Norton
Monroe, Wis., Oct. 16. – John W. Norton, who located in Green county in 1846, died at Pennyan, N. Y. He was 74 years of age.[Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (18 Oct. 1900) transcribed by MZ]

William Pollard
Mr. Wm. Pollard, who left Mineral Point some twenty years ago for California, his family remaining here, was killed by the caving of a tunnel at Grass Valley, Cal., about Dec. 15th. He was about 65 years old. His afflicted wife has the sympathy of numerous friends.[Grant County Witness (Platteville, WI), 21 Jan 1875]

Hiram Rust
1880 - Hiram Rust, a pioneer of Monroe, Wis, died in that place, Dec. 10th, at the age of seventy-seven years [Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 474; transcribed by LaDena Livingston].

Yvette Shigley
Funeral services were held at 2 P.M. Thursday at the Jasperson Funeral Home, Spencer, for Mrs. Yvette Shigley, 50, of Marshfield, who died Tuesday at St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield. The Rev. Robert Langseth officiated and burial was made in Trinity Lutheran cemetery here. The former Yvette Young was born April 26, 1908 in Browntown. She was married on October 13, 1952, in Unity to Anthony Shigley, who survives her. [Source: Marathon County Register (Unity, Marathon County, Wis.) Friday, 7 Nov. 1958; tr. by MZ]

Henry Stair
Brodhead, Wis., Jan. 8. – Henry Stair, aged 55 years. [Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, January 10, 1901; transcribed by mz]

Fannie Sylvester
DIED, At her home in the town of Madison, September 23, 1887, Mrs. Harlow Sylvester, aged 68 years. Mrs. Fannie (Leitch) Sylvester was born at Fredricksburg, Va., Nov. 28, 1818. She was married to Harlow Sylvester at Paris, Ill, June 13, 1839, and removed to Wisconsin in 1844, suffering all the hardships that new settlers have to undergo. She and her husband cast their lot in what afterward became the town of Sylvester, Green county, Wis., and removed to Madison in 1867, to better educate their children. She leaves a husband and four children to mourn her loss, Charles, Ellen (now Mrs. Drake), George, of Cotzhauzen, Sylvester, Sheiber & Sloan, attorneys, of Milwaukee, and Herbert, the youngest. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI) Friday, 30 Sept. 1887; transcribed by MZ]

Charles J Wilber
CHARLES WILBER, ROCHESTER, DIES -- Former businessman also bridge player
Charles J. Wilber, 76,210 6th Ave NW, retired Rochester businessman and one of the city's most avid bridge players, dies Thursday afternoon at his home. A resident here since 1913, Mr. Wilber was in the electrical and heating business for many years, and manufactured his own furnaces. He retired a number of years ago. He was a member and past grand knight of the Rochester Council, Knights of Columbus and the Fourth Degree K of C..., and St. John's Catholic Church and its Holy Name Society. Well known in bridge circles, he played for many years with the Rochester Duplicate Club. Mr. Wilber was born Oct. 27, 1886 at Monroe, Wis. On Jan 21, 1911 he married the former Katherine M. Toomey at St. John's Church here. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. William (Marie) Barite of Tarrytown, N.Y. and Mrs. R.f. (Rita) Mc Gannon of Norwalk, Conn.; two sons, Fabian J. of Gloucestershire, England and Charles G. of Van Nuys, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; a sister Mrs. James Flanagan of Argyle, Wis., and two brothers, Ben of Little Rock Ark., and Arthur of Brookings, SD. A sister and brother preceded him in death. Requiem Mass will be offered at 9 a.m. Monday at St. John's Catholic church by Rt. Rev. Msgr Louis  D. O'Day. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the Macken Funeral Home after 7 p.m. Saturday. The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. [Post-Bulletin, Rochester, 31 May 1963; Submitted by: Jim Honer]


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