Obituaries
 

Alice Marie DeWitt Thompson

Readstown, WI

Kathe Davis

Readstown, WI

Jerald (Jerry) Steinbach

Soldiers Grove, WI

Norma Hooverson

Folsom, WI

David R. George

Gays Mills, WI

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Kathe Davis
 

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Kathe Davis of Readstown Wisconsin passed away at her home August 13th., following a ten year battle with metastatic breast cancer.     She was surrounded by family, friends and music. Kathe was a retired Professor of Women’s Studies and Contemporary Poetry at Kent State University, Kent Ohio. Kathe taught at Kent for 32 years, retiring to Readstown in 2009.
   She continued to write poetry following her retirement. Her poems were published in the Wisconsin Poet’s Calendar, The Lunar Calendar and in books: “American Zen: a Gathering of Poets (2004); the Pudding House collection “Fresh Water: Poems of Rivers, Lakes, and Streams (2002); “A Gathering of Poets (Kent State UP, 1992). In 2003 she won the Ohio Writer’s first place poetry prize. She received her PHD in English Literature from Brown University.
   She is survived by her son Shaun Finney of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (Amanda Poole Finney), her grandson Quinn Finney, special friend Kent Bubolz of Stevens Point, WI and nine brothers and sisters: James Davis (Shirley) of Walla Walla Washington, Coralee Davis (Barney Robke) of Okemus MI; D Ben Davis (Susan Davis) of Portland, Oregon ; Donald (Dave) Davis (Lynn Musil Davis) of Rockford, IL; Joseph Davis (Jayne Brogan) of Sonoma, CA; Candace Davis (Fred Janis) of Evanston, IL; Glory Davis Boersma (Jeff Boersma) of Rockford, IL; Marcy Davis (Bill Stanton) of Gays Mills WI; Julie Davis Varble (Bill Varble) of Rockford IL. She is also survived by 23 nieces and nephews and 27 great nieces and nephews.
   She was preceded in death by her parents Wallace (Dip) Davis and Kathryn (Kitty .Strathman) Davis of Marengo, IL.
   She will be greatly missed by all including the members of the Kickapoo Paddling group led by Mark Drake. She was an active member until earlier this summer.
   A celebration of her life will be held September 9th in Viroqua at the Ark from 4:00 pm to 8:00pm with a memorial service in the Ark Theatre beginning at 4:00pm.
   Contributions in Kathe’s memory may be made to Wisconsin Public Radio, PO Box 697 Racine WI 53401 or Bethel Butikk Food Pantry, 341 Black River Ave, Westby WI 54667
   Online condolence can be sent to http://www.simefuneralforum.com

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Norma Hooverson
 

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Norma Hooverson, 86, of Folsom, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017 at Gundersen Medical Center in LaCrosse surrounded by her family who loved her so very much.
   She was taken too soon from her family and friends but we’re here to celebrate her life that was full of love every day from her three sons:  Danny (Nancy) Hooverson, David (Julie) Hooverson, and Larry (Sharon) Hooverson, and her daughter Mary (Doug) Weed, her precious grandchildren:  Tony (fiancÚ Melissa) Hooverson, Tyler Hooverson, Meagan (Tim) Bauer, Adam and Robbie Weed, she was also blessed with two beautiful great granddaughters:  Isabelle and Lillian Bauer, plus two more—one due in December, and one due in March.
   She lived her life for her family, friends, neighbors, and her beloved church family.  She loved to garden and always shared its bounty with anyone who crossed her path.  She loved to mow her yard (No weeds allowed), and tend to the cattle and her and grandpa’s dog (Puggy).
   She was met at heaven’s door by her loving husband of 67 years, Maurice, her grandson Zachary, brother, Otto Briggson, two infant sisters, her parents, Ole and Nettie Briggson, and he aunt and uncle Alma and Joe Reseland.
   Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 11 AM at Kickapoo United Lutheran Church at Folsom. Pastor Chuck Miller will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. 
   Friends may call at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown on Thursday, Aug. 31, from 4 P.M. until 6 P.M. and on Friday at the church from 10 A.M. until time of services.
   Online condolence can be sent to http://www.simefuneralforum.com


Alice Marie DeWitt Thompson
 

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Alice Marie DeWitt Thompson of Readstown, WI died Thursday, August 17, 2017 at the Sannes Skogdalen Nursing Home in Soldiers Grove.
   Alice was born on April 2, 1927 to Clifford and Bernice DeWitt in Bloomingdale, WI.  She attended Bloomingdale Grade School and graduated from Westby High School in the class of 1944.  After graduation, Alice worked as an aide at Vernon Memorial Hospital in Viroqua.  During this time, she took flying lessons at the Sextonville Airport, where she advanced to soloing in a Piper Cub.  Her children and grandchildren enjoyed hearing stories of this adventure.
   On February 12, 1952, she married LaVerne Thompson in Griffin, GA.  They raised their family and farmed together at Readstown until LaVerne's death in 1994--at first dairying with a herd of Jerseys and later raising purebred Hereford beef cattle.
   Alice also worked for Schultz Brothers (the Dime Store) in Viroqua for many years until the store closed.  She then worked at Hidden Treasures in Viroqua for a few years.  She finished her work life at the Readstown  Library--working well into her 80s.
   Alice loved to read--especially the A to Z of Sue Grafton mysteries (through W!).  She also looked forward to the annual outings to American Players Theater that she enjoyed with her son Dane for over 30 years. 
   Her last walk up the hill was in 2015 at the age of 88. She loved nature--taking walks around the farm, tending her chickens, and checking cattle in the pastures until a couple of years ago.  She was regarded, at least by her sons and grandchildren, as the best baker of apple, peach, berry, pumpkin, and rhubarb pies anywhere.
   Alice is survived by her sons:  Dane (Jane Schmidt) Readstown, WI, Mark (Tisha) Prairie du Sac, WI; grandchildren: Miranda (Eric) Thompson, Merrimac, WI, John (Shelly Bushkofsky) Elkader, IA, and Chelsea Statz, Madison, WI; great-grandchildren: Elijah, Astrid, Merida and Veidah Thompson and Marcus Evans, Mikayla Evans and Owen Thompson; sisters Carol Rudrud of Westby, Ann (LeRoy) Manke of Westby; brother Douglas DeWitt of Rapids City, IL and cousins, in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends.
   She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister Lila Miller; in-laws Arvo Miller, Blaine Rudrud, Linda DeWitt, John Thompson Jr., Buren Thompson; mother and father-in-law, Maude and John Thompson.
   The family thanks the staff of Sannes Skogdalen and Vernon Memorial Hospice and Dr. Paul Bergquist for their compassionate care.
   Services will be held on Monday, Aug, 21, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Readstown Church of Christ, 120 School St. in Readstown.                Friends may call at the church from 10:00 AM until time of service.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Vernon Memorial Hospice Program or a charity of choice.  The Sime Funeral Home of Readstown is serving the family.
   Online condolence can be sent to http://www.simefuneralforum.com

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Jerald (Jerry) Steinbach
 

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Jerald (Jerry) Steinbach, 90, of Soldiers Grove, passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at the Sannes Skogdalen Nursing Home in Soldiers Grove.
   He was born on September 19, 1926 in Barnum, Wisconsin to John and Mayme (Mullikin) Steinbach.  He was a graduate of Gays Mills High School. He married Beverly Purington on June 23, 1950.  He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1952 to 1954.
   He worked for a time at a factory in Janesville.  He eventually purchased a farm near Soldiers Grove.
   He is survived by his wife:  Beverly of Soldiers Grove; 1 son:  Randy (Rebecca) of Mt. Carroll, Illinois; 2 grandchildren James Steinbach of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Michael of Fairplay, Colorado; 1 sister:  Marjorie Nauman of Dubuque; 1 sister-in-law:  Dorothy Steinbach; and 3 nieces.
   He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers:  Lyndon and Don Steinbach; 1 sister-in-law:  Colleen Steinbach, and 1 nephew:  Lynn Steinbach.
   Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 11 AM at Soldiers Grove United Methodist Church.  Burial will be at the Gays Mills Cemetery at a later date.           Friends may call at the church from 10 AM until time of services.  The Sime Funeral Home of Readstown is serving the family.
  Online condolences can be sent to
http://www.simefuneralforum.com 

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David R. George
 

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David R. George, 67, of Gays Mills passed away peacefully in his sleep just as he wished Thursday, September 7, 2017 at his home with his love, Lee Ann at his side.
   He was born April 29, 1950 in Viroqua, WI to Richard & Karen (Hoffland) George.
He was employed by Nelson Muffler where he retired from after 39 years.
   David was an avid fisherman and fishing was his passion in life. He enjoyed fishing trips with his brothers and family to Jim Falls and Chetek, WI. He enjoyed spending time outdoors. David liked to stay close to home in Crawford County where he called home his entire life.
   He is survived by his best friend and companion in life of 26 years, Lee Ann Ruegg of Gays Mills, WI. He is further survived by his son, Jesse George of Iowa, his daughter, Heather George of Sauk City, WI, his step-children Robert Ruegg of Gays Mills, WI, Andrew (Misty) Ruegg of Blue River, WI, and Brianne (Chad) Yeager of Chippewa Falls, WI. 3 brothers Steve (Dana) George of Soldiers Grove, WI, Tracy (Love Metz) of Richland Center, WI, Randy (Nora) George of Soldiers Grove, WI, and 1 sister Cindy (George) Thoftne of Texas. 1 granddaughter Kiaria George of Iowa and 6 step-grandchildren. David is also survived by many uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and friends.
   He is preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister Victoria George, and nephew Cody George.
   Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 1pm at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Soldiers Grove, WI.
   Family and Friends may call at the church from 11am until time of services. The Sime Funeral Home of Readstown, WI is serving the family.
   Online condolence can be sent to http://www.simefuneralforum.com

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