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Green County, Wisconsin
Obituaries and Death Notices

F. Baer
Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Dane Co. Wis.) 12 Apr. 1889 - Sub. by Marla Zwakman

F. Baer was killed by a falling tree at his home in Jordan township, Green county.

C.A. Booth
The Bemidji Daily Pioneer, (Bemidji, MN) July 12, 1913, Page 3 - KT - Sub by FoFG

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.

H. O. Darling
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (29 Dec. 1898) transcribed by FoFG MZ

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.

Francis James Eckerman
Source: Wisconsin State Journal (8 Feb. 2013) submitted by Jim H.

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. Memorials may be made to Second Harvest, 2802 Dairy Drive, Madison, WI. 53718. Dad always took care of everything and everybody. He was always there for us, and we are all going to miss him.

John Fegley
Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Dane Co. Wis.) 16 May 1884 - Sub. by Brenda W.

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.

Mrs. Hillman
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) 6 Apr. 1909; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

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.

Johnson Children
Burned to Death
Source: The Weekly Tribune, Great Falls, Montana (Saturday Morning, February 21, 1891) page 2; transcribed by Peggy Thompson 

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.

W. James Miller
Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Dane Co. Wis.) 1 June 1888 - Sub. by Marla Zwakman

W. James Miller, formerly a business man of Monroe, died at the Mendoat asylum Wednesday. He was buried at Wiota under direction of the Masonic fraternity.

John Norton
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (18 Oct. 1900) transcribed by FoFG MZ

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.

Hiram Rust
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 474; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1880 - Hiram Rust, a pioneer of Monroe, Wis, died in that place, Dec. 10th, at the age of seventy-seven years.

Yvette Shigley
Source: Marathon County Register (Unity, Marathon County, Wis.) Friday, 7 Nov. 1958; contributed by Ron Flink & transcribed by Marla Zwakman

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.

Henry Stair
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, January 10, 1901; transcribed by FoFG mz

Brodhead, Wis., Jan. 8. – Henry Stair, aged 55 years.

Fannie Sylvester
Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI) Friday, 30 Sept. 1887; transcribed by FoFG mz

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.

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