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Obituaries
 

Grayselda “Grace” Clark

Viola, WI

Lewis W. Marfilius

Prairie du Chien, WI

Joyce Ann Clark

Viroqua, WI

Eldon Junior Pittsley

Boscobel, WI

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Lewis W. Marfilius
 

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Lewis W. Marfilius age 83 passed away Friday, February 17, 2017 at the Crossing Rivers Health Care Center in Prairie du Chien. 
   He was born June 14, 1933 in Prairie du Chien the son of Clarence and Martha (McCarthy) Marfilius.  He was a graduate of Prairie du Chien High School and later served in the US Navy during the Korean conflict.  He married Fay Schierholz on November 14, 1957 at St. Gabriel’s Church in Prairie du Chien.  She preceded him in death on July 3, 2004. 
   Lewis farmed most of his life and was a US Postal Worker.  He spent over 30 years as a volunteer for the Bridgeport Fire Department and served on several boards within the community including; the GC and F Co-Op which later became New Horizons and the Evergreen Cemetery. Lewis belonged to the Eagles Club Aerie 1502 and was a past member of the Knights of Columbus.  He enjoyed playing cribbage and cards at the Port and the Eagles club and was an avid Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badger fan. 
   He is survived by his children, Cindy (Gary) Jelinek of Prairie du Chien, Deb Camardo of Mineral Point, WI, Scott Marfilius and Joan (Patrick) Ries both of Milton, WI and Bill (Cindy) Marfilius of Prairie du Chien, his grandchildren, Jennifer, Gina, Megan, Austin, Patrick and Bryce along with great grandchildren, Taylor, Dylan, Leah and Brady, his brother Lyle Marfilius of Prairie du Chien, in laws, Wanda (Bill) Check, Gerald (Barbara) Schierholz and Sandi Marfilius. 
   He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and brothers, Donald, Kenneth and Richard Marfilius.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 11:00 AM at St. Gabriel’s Church of the Holy Family Parish, Rev. James Weighner officiating, with burial in the Evergreen Cemetery both in Prairie du Chien.  Military honors will be accorded graveside by the Prairie du Chien Honor Guard. 
   Friends may call on Monday, February 20, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Garrity Funeral Home in Prairie du Chien where there will be an Eagles Club Tribute at 6:00 PM and a wake scripture at 6:30 PM.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Lewis name to the Freedom Honor Flight, P.O. Box 505, LaCrosse, WI 54602.  www.garrityfuneralhome.com
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Eldon Junior Pittsley
 

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Eldon Junior Pittsley, age 81 of Boscobel, passed away on Wednesday January 18, 2017 at Boscobel Care and Rehab, in Boscobel.
   He was born on April 4, 1935 in Crawford County Wisconsin.  The son of Eldon and Bertha (Haskins) Pittsley.  He married Emily Leffler on July 28, 1958 in Elkader Iowa. 
   He is survived by his wife Emily Pittsley of Boscobel. A son Douglas (Janet) Pittsley of Steuben. A daughter Tammy (Jay) Trumm of Boscobel.  5 Grandchildren 7 Great-Grandchildren. One brother Paul (Rose) Pittsley of Boscobel. Two sister in laws; Annie Pittsley of Boscobel and Ester Pittsley of Boscobel . Also survived by nieces and nephews.​
   He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Virgil Pittsley and Donald Pittsley. A sister Betty Faulkner.​
   Funeral Services will be held on Monday January 23, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at the Kendall Funeral Home in Boscobel.  Pastor Stan Pegram officiating. Burial in the Union Hill Cemetery rural Boscobel at a later date.              Friends may call on Monday January 23, 2017 from 9:00 A.M. until the time of service at the Kendall Funeral Home in Boscobel.             Online condolences can be sent to www.kendallfuneralservice.com


Grayselda “Grace” Clark
 

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Grayselda “Grace” Clark, 77, of Viola, passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Gundersen Medical Center in LaCrosse.
   She was born on January 25, 1939 in Joliet, Illinois to Malcolm and Myrtle (Johnson) Frederick.  She graduated from Dwight, Illinois Township High School and Illinois State Normal University.
   On November 18, 1961 she married Wesley Clark at the Lawndale Lutheran church in Colfax, Illinois.  Grace taught in Japan while Wesley was stationed there in the U.S. Army.      When they returned to the United States they were herdscouple for Myown Guernsey Farm, Chenoa, Illinois.  In 1965, they began their own Guernsey herd and farmed at Colfax, Illinois.  In 1975, they relocated to their current location of Viola, Wisconsin.
   Her passion for farming and working with youth surfaced as General Leader and Dairy Project Leader for the Readstown Ramblers 4-H Club.  Many young people enjoyed and appreciated her efforts.  Working with dairy producers became a specialty as she was a field representative for several local cheese manufacturing operations and milk marketing cooperatives.  Her expertise was further appreciated as she became a Food Inspector for eighteen years for the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (WDATCP) until her retirement.  After retirement, she became more active with Peace Lutheran Church in Readstown, serving in many capacities.
   She is survived by her husband Wesley of Viola; her son:  Darrel of Viola; 1 grandson:  Spencer; 1 brother:  James (Sheila) Frederick of Taylors, South Carolina;  her sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Evelyn and Delmer Theden; and nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
   She was preceded in death by her parents.
   Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 11 AM at Peace Lutheran Church in Readstown. Pastor Chuck Miller will officiate and burial will be in the Sugar Grove Cemetery. 
   Friends may call at the church on Friday from 4 to 8 PM and on Saturday from 10 AM until time of services.  The Sime Funeral Home in Readstown is serving the family.  Online condolence can be sent to www.simefuneralforum.com

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Joyce Ann Clark
 

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Joyce Ann Clark, 59, passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.
   She was born on July 29th, 1957,  in Viroqua, Wisconsin to Frederick and Lois (Holliday) Barlow of Rural Soldiers Grove. She graduated in 1975, from North Crawford High School. Joyce married the love of her life William Cecil Clark, Jr., on August 21st, 1976, on St.Feriole Island in Prairie Du Chein, WI. They spent the next 40 years in Holy Matrimony.
   Joyce was a strong believer in humanity, giving even the most unfortunate the benefit of the doubt. She was full of compassion for others. Joyce had an unconditional love that reflected in her presence. Her beautiful smile brought immediate warmth to others.                  Anyone who was fortunate enough to have known Joyce, knew her incredible Will and loving Spirit. On February 3rd, Joyce joined our Savior and Heavenly Father. Joyce was surrounded by her large and  loving family when she passed peacefully at her home.           Joyce spent her career in health care. She loved her job at Gundersen-Lutheran Hospital where she had  spent many years as an R.N. She enjoyed her career, her many friends she gathered through the years, her amazing co-workers and being able to care and provide for so many people.
   Joyce loved to sing  and bring music and life to those around her. She will be remembered deeply for her beautiful voice and the joy it brought to this world. Joyce was a strong believer in faith, she lived and loved in God’s light. She was always giving all she had and when Joyce had nothing else to give she gave some more, teaching everyone around her to love by example.
   Joyce is a Daughter of the American Revolution, a committed Lutheran. Joyce will be greatly missed. Joyce loved her family, she loved to fish, to spend time with her beautiful Grandchildren, she enjoyed her Uno games with her very dear Niece Janie Lynn Barlow. She taught her children strength, love and faith and never failed to remind all around her how much they were loved. Joyce leaves behind many hearts and souls who will miss her dearly.
   Joyce is survived by her loving Husband William Cecil Clark, Jr., her Daughter Shelly J. Clark, Daughter Jennifer (James) Clemens, Daughter Erin (John) Shablin, Son William (Annabelle) Clark. 7 Grandchildren; Jacob D. Clemens, Sergio A. Clark, Quintin C. Schablin, Justice J. Clemens, Meadow Ann Schablin, Dylan J. Shablin, and Summer Ann Imperial Clark.
   Joyce was the best Grandmother. Each of her Grandchildren are aware of how special they were to her and they truly loved their Nanna. She is survived by her “baby” Brothers Matthew Barlow and John Barlow, her wonderful and caring Sister-in-laws Goldie Barlow and Merri Barlow, her Sister Vicky, Brother-in-law Brad Swanton, her Sister Brenda Young, Brother David Barlow, Sister-in-laws Martha Bartz, Susan Zinkle, Beatrice and Verna Clark, Brother-in-laws Patrick and Steven Clark,  Nieces; Adriana, Gretchen, Abigail, Kitty, Sarah, Hannah, Janie, Brooke Callie, Riley. Nephews; Paul,  Erik, James, Ryan, Adam, Ben, Luke, Jason,Scott and Christopher,  many cousins who she loved so very much, many loving Aunts and Uncles.
   Joyce is preceded in death by her firstborn Son Joel Peter Clark, her Parents,Frederick and Lois Barlow, Grandparents Lloyd and Orpha Holliday and Velma and Elmer Barlow. Mother-in-law and Father-in-law William and Jean Clark, Niece Bailey Barlow and Nephew Gordon O’Dell, and her  Brother-in-law Richard Zinkle.
   Visitation will be held at Sime Family Funeral Home in Readstown Wisconsin on February 10th from 4-9 p.m.
   Services will be Saturday February the 11th at 1:00 p.m, with early visitation starting at 11:00 a.m  
   Online condolence can be sent to http://www.simefuneralforum.com

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