Dorothy Jean Kirkpatrick
Published September 3, 2022
Dorothy J. Kirkpatrick, age 87, of Platteville, formerly of Montfort, WI passed away on Wednesday August 31, 2022, at Sienna Crest Assisted Living in Platteville. She was born on October 16, 1934, the daughter of Forest and Wilma (Ellefson) Kirkpatrick.
Dorothy grew up on her family farm just outside of Montfort and it was a very important part of her life. She was a very loving and caring person who spent her whole life caring for others. She worked as a nurse’s aide at the Dodgeville Hospital and Bloomfield Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center as well as taking care of her sister for many years. Dorothy will be missed by all those who’s lives were touched by her big heart, especially her very close friends Harry Zelhofer and Gary McHone. “Rest in Peace” dear Dorothy, you have earned your place in Heaven, Sweet Angel.
Dorothy is survived by her brother James (Carol) Kirkpatrick and her sister-in-law Joan Kirkpatrick along with several nieces and nephews.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, sister Jeanette Kirkpatrick, and brother Richard Kirkpatrick.
Honoring the request of Dorothy, no formal memorial services will be held. She will be laid to rest next to her parents at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Montfort, WI. The Soman-Larson Funeral Home in Montfort is assisting the family.
Timothy “Tim” Brown
Published September 1, 2022
Timothy “Tim” Brown, age 69, of Boscobel, WI passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at his residence in Boscobel. He was born on January 8, 1953, in Boscobel the son of Fred and Eldeen (Wheeler) Brown. Tim was united in marriage to his longtime friend Cherrie Wilcox on May 20, 1972, at the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Boscobel.
Together, Tim and Cherrie raised two wonderful children: Dirk (Stephanie) Brown of Boscobel and Nikki (Andy) Brown-Huss of Oregon, WI. They were blessed with five grandchildren: Shelby (Brendan) Tisdale, Drew Brown, Nathan Huss, Carter Brown, and Ellie Huss, as well as two great-grandchildren: Cooper and Carsyn Tisdale. Tim is also survived by his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law who he loved like they were his own siblings: Mary (Ron) Troxel, Sandy Glasbrenner, Kathy (Mike) Nugent, Rebecca Wilcox, Robin (Tim) Bichel, Judy (Curt) Atkinson, Buffey Wilcox, Troy (Jodi) Wilcox, Lance (Jennifer) Wilcox, Ni-Gee (Ron) Jones, Barry (Amber) Wilcox, Brandee (Becki) Wilcox, as well as many very special nieces and nephews.
Tim graduated from Boscobel High School where he excelled in Track & Field. Still today, he holds Boscobel High School running records. He enrolled at the Southwest Technical College in Fennimore and then entered the work force. Tim worked numerous years as a police officer for the community of Boscobel, and later drove bus for the Boscobel Community Schools. He was forced to retire due to his declining health. Tim was a gracious recipient and received a heart transplant 26 years ago and a 17-year survivor of a kidney transplant, which his son Dirk gave to him. In his later years, Tim helped Cherrie’s business, B & B Tours. Tim will be remembered for many things, guns and attending gun shows, corvettes, and his gentle and kind ways. Maybe you were a recipient of many silver dollars that he would share. Tim adored his wife, family, and especially his grand and great-grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Tim was preceded in death by his parents Fred and Eldeen Brown, sister Sue Clingman, brothers: Tom Brown, Terry Brown, father-in-law and mother-in-law Joyce and Ivan Wilcox, brothers-in-law: Allen Wilcox and Jeff Glasbrenner.
A “Celebration of Life” service will be held at 12:00 noon on Wednesday September 14, 2022, at the Boscobel Bowl & Banquet in Boscobel, WI with burial of cremated remains in the Boscobel Cemetery in Boscobel. Visitation will be held from 9:00 A.M. until the time of service at the Boscobel Bowl & Banquet. Immediately following the service, the family invites everyone for food and fellowship there in the banquet hall. at The Larson Family Funeral Home in Fennimore is assisting the family.
Todd A. Roensch
Published August 29, 2022
Todd Allan Roensch age 58, of Eastman, WI died courageously Friday, August 26, 2022, in Hospice care at Divine Rehabilitation and Health in Fennimore, WI surrounded by loved ones after battling End-stage Liver Disease. Todd was a gentle soul born in Frankfurt, Germany to Judy and Allan Roensch on July 20, 1964.
He grew up on Mineral Springs Road in Owatonna, MN enjoying the park and creek behind his house with his siblings Kipp and Kami. After graduating from OHS in 1982, he enlisted in the Army. Todd then compassionately raised his children with his lifelong partner, Kara, in Onalaska and Prairie du Chien, WI until Kara’s untimely death in 2012. With a broken heart, Todd and his daughter, Willow, moved to Eastman, WI where he resided until his death.
If you couldn’t find Todd, he was probably doing something outside such as hunting, fishing, or trapping. Otherwise, he might be tying flies, reading, watching football, hockey, tennis, WWE or politics on TV. Or he might be cooking a steak or playing with his many dogs while enjoying the river bluffs and Whitewater State Park, often times sharing his love of nature with those around him.
Todd’s gentle heart, bright smile, witty quips and immeasurable capacity to love will forever live on in the memories of those who loved him including but not limited to his sons, Cassidy (Geneva) Roensch and Casey Rosenquist and daughter, Willow Roensch; parents, Judy Roensch and Allan (Sue) Roensch, siblings Kipp (Kim Lorenz) Roensch and Kami (George) Daley; 6 incredible nieces and nephews; aunts, uncles, cousins and many lifelong friends.
A memorial gathering to celebrate Todd will take place in the Peterson Shelter at Wyalusing State Park on Saturday, Sept.10th from 10 am to 3 pm. (NOTE: The state park does require parking permits to enter).
A GoFundMe is set up to help support the kids with expenses at https://gofund.me/21743a2d
Shelly M. Osterndorff
Published August 29, 2022
Even with being as strong as she could, Shelly M. (Merwin) Osterndorff age 60, passed away on August 25, 2022, due to complications with her heart.
Shelly was born on June 12, 1962, in Prairie du Chien, daughter of John and Deanna (Laughton) Merwin of Woodman, WI.Shelly and her family farmed outside of Platteville from 1966 until 1972, when they purchased the family farm in Livingston. Shelly attended Iowa-Grant High School where she was a member of the 1979 State Volleyball Team and graduated in 1980.After high school, she attended UW-Platteville where she earned her Bachelor’sdegree in Accounting and Business Administration in 1985 and went to work in Mount Horeb as a paralegal for Attorney Mark B. Rooney for 32 years. On September 21, 1985Shelly married the love of her life, David Osterndorff. In 2017, Shelly decided to return to work alongside her brother on the family farm. In addition to farming, she was also the Clerk for the Town of Clifton for 23 years and an active 4-H leader for 22years for the Rewey Lucky Stars and a member of the 4-H Leaders Association for many years.Along with her involvement with 4-H Shelly also enjoyed taking her UTV and snowmobile on trails whenever she could. She was able to take her grandson on his first ever trail ride, where he drove by himself, in May and enjoyed her last ride on her birthday up in Iron Wood with the S.W.A.T club that she was a part of, taking her son’s ranger through the mud holes. Shelly enjoyed cheering on her kids, nieces/nephews, and grandkids in all their activities from the fair to all their sporting events
Shelly is survived by her husband, David; children Heather (Derek) Bowles-Van Wyk and Jonathan Osterndorff; grandchildren Noah and Isabella Bowles; Trinity, Jackson and Aubrey Van Wyk; parents John and Deanna Merwin; mother-in-law Phyllis Zemlicka; siblings Clayton (Nancy Osterndorff) Merwin and Audra (Ryan) Kuhls; special nephews, Ethan and Cade Kuhls; Colin Merwin and nieces Lexie Kuhls; Macy (Dillon) Bowser; brother and sister in-laws Dan (Vicki) Zemlicka, Linda (Randy) Govier, Randy (Cindy Miller) Zemlicka, Marie Fry, Kari (Daryl) Fernstaedt, Rick Zemlicka, Marcia (Chuck) Smet, Darren (Celeste) Zemlicka, and Kris (Dan) Liddicoat, along with may nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Shelly is also survived by her special dog Annie who went everywhere with her on the farm.
Shelly was preceded in death by her grandparents, Joseph and Mae Merwin; Clay (Jack) and Helen Laughton; her nephew and godson, Tanner Merwin; her Aunt Minnie Rider; father in-laws George Osterndorff Jr; Norman Zemlicka and her brother in-law and sister in-law David Fry and Mary Kay Zemlicka.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday September 8, 2022, at the Livingston United Methodist Church in Livingston, WI, with burial to follow in the Rock Church Cemetery rural Livingston, WI. Visitation will be held from 4-7:00 P.M. on Wednesday September 7, 2022, at the Soman-Larson Funeral Home in Montfort, WI and from 9:00 A.M. until the time of service at the church Thursday morning. The family encourages people attending to wear 4-H and John Deere Green or ATV/Snowmobile attire in her memory.
Doris A. Fremont
Published August 27, 2022
Doris A. Fremont, age 85, of Mt. Hope, WI passed away on Thursday August 25, 2022, at Orchard Manor in rural Lancaster. She was born on March 9, 1937, the daughter of Fred and Alice (Cooley) White. Doris was united in marriage to Arthur Fremont on August 19, 1955, at the Mt. Hope United Methodist Church.
Doris worked at Rayovac in Fennimore for 30 years. She was a dedicated employee, starting in the assembly, achieving her role as supervisor until finishing her time working in the testing lab. Not being able to stay retired, Doris was later employed at TC Gardens. Doris enjoyed cooking, baking, camping, car rides, and spending time at their cabin in Jay’s Landing in Bagley. She loved visiting with family and friends and was always there to help others. Doris was a dedicated member of the Mt. Hope United Methodist Church, the West Grant Lioness Club, and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Doris is survived by her husband Arthur, three children; Pat, Julie, and Steve Fremont, five grandchildren; Dawn Phelps, Chad Phelps, Eric Fremont, Joshua Fremont, and Ashley Landon, six great-grandchildren; Autumn Phelps, Alyssa Phelps, Roman Phelps, Lynea Landon, Bentley Landon, and Charlotte Phillips-Fremont, three siblings; Roger (Marjorie) White, Virgil White, and Ruth Brown, and sister-in-law Carolyn (Roger) Knapp, along with many nieces and nephews.
Doris was preceded in death by her parents, son Rick Fremont, granddaughter Monica Fremont, three siblings: Florence Krachey, Marilyn Crubaugh, and Harold White, sister-in-law Beverly White, and brother-in-law Wallace Brown.
A memorial service will be held at 12:00 noon on Thursday September 1, 2022, at the Mt. Hope United Methodist Church in Mt. Hope, WI with burial to follow in the Hillside Cemetery in Lancaster, WI. Visitation will be held from 11:00 A.M. until the time of service at the church on Thursday morning. The Larson Family Funeral Home in Fennimore is assisting the family.
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