Obituaries

Jean Irene Schnurbusch

DEFOREST-Jean Irene Schnurbusch, age 84, of DeForest, passed away on Monday, April 16, 2012, at her home surrounded by her family.

Bertha Johanna Roth

Madison-Bertha J. Roth, age 91, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 14, 2012, surrounded by family at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. 

Mons Langhus

Mons Langhus, 75, of Viroqua, died Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at Vernon Manor in Viroqua.

Merlyn C. Engelke

Merlyn C. "Gov." Engelke, 81, of Belmont, died Monday, April 16, 2012 at Southwest Health Center.

Anechia Jean Snyder

BROOKLYN/ONALASKA-Anechia Jean "Butch" Snyder, age 77, of Verona, passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, unexpectedly, but peacefully at her home in her sleep.

Michael Thunder

WISCONSIN DELLS/ MADISON – Michael Thunder, age 60, passed away of natural causes at his home on Saturday, April 14, 2012.

Francisco Aguero Avila

MADISON-Francisco Aguero Avila, age 66, passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2012, at UW Hospital after suffering two major heart attacks and irreversible brain damage. 

Caroline Bernice Ingram

MADISON- Caroline Bernice Ingram, age 89, passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2012, at Meadowmere Assisted Living. 

Elnora M. Swenson

Elnora Marie Swenson, age 89, of Viroqua found peace April 15, 2012 while at the Bethel Home after a brief illness.

Wayne E. Halverson

Wayne Eugene Halverson, age 82, of Dodgeville, died on Monday, April 16, 2012 at Upland Hills Health following a long illness. 

Mary Alice Shea

Mary Alice Shea, age 80, of Janesville, died on Monday, April 9, 2012, while on vacation in the Cayman Islands.

Lester R. Fenne

JANESVILLE--- Lester R. Fenne, age 89, of Janesville, died on Sunday, April 15, 2012, at Edgerton Long Term Care Center, Edgerton. 

Dean Showers

Dean Showers, age 69, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, April 15, 2012.

Alvin Frederick Kraus

Madison/Monroe - Alvin Frederick Kraus, age 80, died peacefully Saturday April 14, 2012 at Attic Angel Place.

Catherine O. Odette

Madison - Catherine Odette passed away on April 11, 2012, in the arms of her beloved partner of nearly 30 years, Sara Karon.

Verda A. McDermott

Verda (Schweiss) McDermott, age 94, passed away peacefully at Greenway Manor on April 16, 2012.

John Weitzel

POYNETTE - John Anthony Weitzel, age 62, passed away peacefully and went with the angels to his heavenly home on April 7th, 2012 after a long battle with cancer.

Dorothy M. Smith

MADISON, WIS./CHAMPAIGN, ILL - Achieving her goal of living longer than anyone else in her family, Dorothy M. Smith died on April 11, 2012.

Raymond A. Schmid

Raymond Adolph Schmid, age 89, passed away on April 14, 2012, at Skaalen Nursing Home in Stoughton.

Jerome Steinhorst

Jerome "Jerry" Steinhorst, age 49 died Sunday, April 15, 2012 at his home.

Sheri L. DeWitt

JANESVILLE--- Sheri L. DeWitt, age 41, of Janesville, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, April 15, 2012, at Agrace HospiceCare, Inc., Fitchburg. 

Marie Watrud

(Laura) Marie Watrud of Blanchardville died on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital in Monroe.