Curtis D. Williams, Roger Lee Chapman, Bruce L. Schnurr, Melinda “Chris” McKane, John S. Johnson, George Paul Fiedler, Ida Dolly Roberts

Curtis D. Williams

Curtis D. Williams, 57, of Tomah passed away Friday, May 14, 2010, at the University of Minnesota-Fairview Hospital. Curtis was born July 23, 1952, in Menomonie. On March 4, 1972, he married DeAnne Peth of Tomah.

Curtis is survived by his wife DeAnne; their son Cory (Kellie); three grandchildren, McKenzie, Gavin and Madilynn, all of Tomah; along with many other relatives and friends.

Curtis was preceded in death by his parents, Florence and Darrell; his sister Vicky; and a brother Von.

A Memorial Service will be Sunday, May 23, 2010, at 3 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnessess, Highway 131 south of Tomah. Family and friends are invited for visitation Sunday, from 1 p.m. until the time of service. Torkelson Funeral Home of Tomah is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at">

Roger Lee Chapman

Roger Lee Chapman, 69, of Tomah, died Saturday, May 15, 2010, at the Tomah Memorial Hospital. He was born on August 8, 1940, to Lester and Rachael (Brown) Chapman in Tomah. He was united in marriage to Joan McDaniel on October 19, 1970, in Iowa. Roger worked for over 42 years at Larkin’s as a mechanic retiring in April 2007.

Roger was very proud to be the 3rd generation that lived on the family farm. He took great pride in taking care of the land and animals and could always be found in his garden, planting and growing all types of flowers and vegetables. He also enjoyed attending local auctions. And occasionally after a long day’s work, he would enjoy the comfort of country living by sitting under his big oak tree or on his front porch watching the cars go by.

He is survived by his loving wife, Joan; four daughters, Dawn Springman and Carla (Dane) Dodsworth, both of Tomah, Linda (Jerimy) Luberda of Eau Claire, and Lisa Rios of Cadott; nine grandchildren, Amber (Tom) Lorden, Ashley, Anthony and Aaron Springman, Mallory and Mandy Dodsworth, all of Tomah; Destiney, Corie and Dalton Melton, of Cadott; a great-grandchild, Cheyenne Lorden; a brother, Bud Chapman; and a sister, Arlene Quist; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son-in-law, William Springman; a brother-in-law,Clifford Quist; and two nephews, LaVern Quist and Travis Phillips.

Funeral Services will be held (today) Thursday, May 20, 2010, at 11 a.m. at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, 801 E. Monowau St. Pastor William F. Swan will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Memorial Garden, Tomah.

Relatives and friends called on Wednesday from 5 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home and on Thursday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Online condolences may be given at">

Bruce L. Schnurr

Bruce L. Schnurr, 76, of Wilton passed away Wednesday, May 12, 2010, in Hastings, Minn. He was born August 18, 1933, to Roy and Lois (Pasch) Schnurr in Norwalk. He attended Dorset Valley Elementary School and Wilton High School. He was united in marriage on September 5, 1959, to Rosemary Fuchs at St. Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Tomah. She preceded him in death on October 20, 2009. Bruce proudly served his country during the Korean War as a member of the U.S. Air Force. He received numerous medals for his service. He worked as a Pharmacy Technician at the VA Medical Center for over 30 years. Bruce and Rosemary lived in the Wilton area for many years. He enjoyed working with wood and was known for his woodcarvings. He made many beautiful pieces, being especially proud of the wood models that he had made of the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and the St. Paul Lutheran Church bell towers. Bruce took long drives through the countryside admiring the growing crops and livestock, with his friends. And on occasion he and Rosemary could be found “trying their luck” at the casino. Mostly, Bruce spent his time taking care of the animals and land on his hobby farm.

He is survived by two sons, Bruce T. (Betty Ahlgrim) Schnurr of Rogers, Minn. and Brian Schnurr of Wilton; two daughters, Mari (Tim) McGowan of Waunakee and Sue Anne (Jack) Putnam of Hastings, Minn.; five grandchildren, Jennifer Lynn (Slade) Harrison of Crestview, Fla., Jesse James Preuss of San Diego, Calif., Abbey Rose Putnam, MacKenzie Ann Putnam and Garrett John Putnam of Hastings, Minn.; a sister-in-law, Kathleen (Joe) Girard of Rochester, NY; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Rosemary.

A funeral service was held, Monday, May 17, 2010, 11 a.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 401 Mill Street, Wilton. Pastor Kathleen M. Wold officiated. Burial was in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery with military honors by the Hanson-Stark-Leith-Paeth American Legion Post #508.

Relatives and friends called on Sunday, May 16, 2010, from 4 until 8 p.m. at the Smith-Nelson Funeral Home, 702 Center Street, Wilton and on Monday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

The family requests memorials be given to Tomah Area Cancer Support. Online condolences may be sent to">

Melinda “Chris” McKane

Melinda “Chris” McKane, 55, of Montello and formerly of Tomah, died Saturday, May 15, 2010, in Montello. She was born June 1, 1954, to Doyle and Nada (Burlison) Hopkins in Mannford, Okla. She was united in marriage to David McKane June 9, 1973. He preceded her in death February 9, 1999. In 2000 she met her current loving companion, David King. Chris currently was working as a clerk at the Freitag Grocery Store in Montello. She was a happy homemaker who enjoyed her plants, cooking, and spending her time at home. She was a loving grandmother and enjoyed spending time and making special treats for her grandchildren

She is survived by a daughter, Theresa (Kurt) Gerke of Tomah; three grandchildren, Kyle David, Alizabeth Rose and Joseph Duaine; her loving companion, David King of Montello; two sisters, Phyllis (David) Huebbe of Peru, Ill. and Patricia Hopkins of Tomah; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, David and Mary McKane of Ladd, Ill.; an uncle, Francis (Nancy) Burlison of Cleburne, Texas; two aunts, Georgeann Fender of Mannford, Okla, and Buna Lewis of Canon City, Colo; many nieces nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, David.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 22, 2010, 10 a.m. at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, 801 E. Monowau St. Pastor James Leston will officiate. Burial will be at the Wyeville Cemetery.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday from 4 until 8 p.m. at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.

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John S. Johnson

John S. Johnson, 84, of Warrens, died Sunday, May 16, 2010, at Tomah Memorial Hospital. He was born December 11, 1925, to John A. and Gertrude (Kirkwood) Johnson at Wyeville. He was united in marriage to Shirley Anderson, and they had seven children, Later in life he was united in marriage to Virginia Mae Slater, December 6, 1975, at the First United Methodist Church, Tomah. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII and a member of Grassman-Sowle-Larsen-Senz American Legion Post #201 in Tomah. He worked two years for Fairbanks Morris in Beloit. He owned and operated a bait shop in Tomah. In 1975 he started Johnson Refrigeration and Electric. He worked maple trees for maple syrup for 25 years alongside his wife Jenny at J & J’s Sugarbush. He was an outdoorsman who never had enough time for fishing; he enjoyed trapping and passed his knowledge of the outdoors along to his boys. He worked in engineering at the VA Medical Center and retired in 1981. He enjoyed traveling and while they were in Arizona learned to silversmith. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia; three sons, Thomas of Sparta, Wayne (Betsy) of Richmond, Va., Carl (Debbie) of Tomah; three daughters, Sharon Johnson of Sparta, Marcella (Ronald) Haschke of New Lisbon, and Valerie Johnson of New Lisbon; a son-in-law David Liek of Tomah; 14 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, four stepchildren, Larry (Esther) Lovelace of Mo, Delmar (special friend Becky Godfrey) Lovelace of Tomah, Richard (Pam) Lovelace of Tomah, Tami (Glen) Dougherty of Wilton; seven step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren; many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death a daughter, Dianne; a daughter-in-law Cheryl Johnson; his parents; an infant brother; two sisters, Helen White and Evelyn Tracey.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 21, 2010, at 11 a.m. at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, 801 East Monowau St. Pastor Edwin Stigen will officiate. Burial with military honors by Grassman-Sowle-Larsen-Senz American Legion Post #201 will be in Warren Mills Cemetery, Warrens.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 until 8 p.m. and on Friday from 10a.m. until time of the servi ce.

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George Paul Fiedler

George Paul Fiedler, age 61, of Burkhart, died unexpectedly Sunday May 16, 2010, at his residence. George was born on May 20, 1948, in Tomah, the son of Charles and Ann (Gondrezick) Fiedler. He worked several years in Tomah and Minneapolis for the Milwaukee Road railroad. He proudly served his country from 1968 to 1969 in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Besides the National Defense Service Medal and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, he was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars. George had a great love for his family and his country. He enjoyed his many friends and his faithful canine companions throughout the years. He served his country and never stopped serving his family and friends whom he treated as extended family his entire life. He was loved and will be missed by many.

George is survived by his siblings, Jim and Donna Fiedler of Hancock, Bob and MaryAnne Fiedler of Ark., Jane and William Wojta of Manitowoc and Greg and Sue Fiedler of North Carolina, many nieces and nephews, and special family friends Joey and Tyler Halverson. A special thanks to Veteran Service Officer Wanda Plourde for having been God’s angel in his life.

A Time to celebrate George’s life will be on Friday, May 21, from 4 until 6 p.m. at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson. Interment will be private. Full military honors will be provided by the Hudson VFW and American Legion Posts.

Ida Dolly Roberts

Ida Dolly Roberts, 63, of Miller, Mo. died of small cell lung cancer on May 15, 2010, at Carthage Health & Rehabilitation Center in Carthage, Mo.

Ida was born December 31, 1946 in Byron Township, Monroe County. She was a twin and the seventh of 12 children born to Otis Fay and Harriet Jennett (Roberts) Roberts.

Ida married Henry Steege on December 6, 1962. They had three children, John, Donald and Ida. She married Clinton Walworth on November 6, 1971 and married Lloyd Moskon on November 20, 1987.

Ida worked in food service at Fort McCoy, for Walmart, was a waitress, a taxicab driver, a truck driver and a home health caregiver for many years. She touched many lives over the years, and she will be sadly missed by her family, friends, clients and all who love her.

Ida was preceded in death by her daughter, Ida Stacey; her parents; six brothers, William, John, Jessie, Isacc, Leo and Raymond.

She is survived by two sons, John (Theresa) Yates and Donald (Terry) Yates, both of Ore.; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Roger Roberts, of Camp Douglas; four sisters, Iva (Jack) Storey of Tomah, her twin sister, Ina Sorenson, of Cartervills, Mo., Barbara Roberts of Hobart, Mo., and Amy Plummer of Tomah; two sisters-in-law, Carolyn Roberts of Tomah and Janice Roberts of Idaho Falls, Idaho; 15 nieces and nephews; and numerous other relatives.

In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place, and inurement will be at a later date in Wood Cemetery in Byron Township.

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