Grayselda “Grace” Clark

Viola, WI

Geneva Jacobson

Viroqua, WI

Donna McCormick

Menasha/Madison, WI

Eldon Junior Pittsley

Boscobel, WI



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Geneva Jacobson

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Geneva Jacobson, 92, of Viroqua, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 at Bethel Home in Viroqua.
   She was born on June 12, 1924 in LaFarge to Ace and Dessie (Clark) Strait.  She married Kermit Jacobson in 1942. He passed away in 1972.  They farmed in rural Ferryville for many years. She moved to Gays Mills in 1985.
   Geneva was a wonderful cook and homemaker.  She also loved growing flowers.  One of her great joys was keeping her nieces and nephews as guests on their farm.  She delighted the little girls with tea parties and in baking their mud pies.
   She was known as an excellent housekeeper despite cooking for threshers and taking the time to bake mud pies for her nieces.  She never had any children, but all her life she had a close and loving relationship with her niece Sharen Thoftne.
   In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters:  Glen Strait, Della Dregne, Annabelle Martin/Jacobson, and Clifford Strait.
   Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 1 PM at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown.  Pastor Roy Tellier will officiate. Burial will be in the Chapel Hill Cemetery in LaFarge.  
   Friends may call at the funeral home from noon until time of services on Saturday.
   Online condolence can be sent to

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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

Grayselda “Grace” Clark


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

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Donna McCormick

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Donna McCormick, 79, of Menasha, formerly of Madison, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016 at her home.
   She was born on Jan. 16, 1937 in Excelsior, Wis. to James and Mardella (Dyer) Flynn. She graduated from Boscobel High School in 1954.  She married Paul McCormick on October 31, 1959 at St. Philips Catholic Church at Rolling Ground.
   After their marriage, they lived for a while in Port Washington, Wis. They later moved to Madison and Monona.  They both worked at the Burr Oak Bowling Alley on Park Street for a lot of years.  During this time, they both loved to bowl and dance to country and western music. After retirement, they moved to Monona.  After Paul’s death, Donna moved to Menasha, first in her own apartment and later with her daughter Mary.
   QVC was her number one hobby. She also enjoyed gardening and flowers.
   She is survived by three daughters:  Tracy (Ken) Byl of Soldiers Grove, Mary (friend, Mike) Gorzelitz of Menasha, and Marcy (Steve) Salmon of Mazomanie; her grandchildren:  Jason, Heidi, Kenneth, John, Trevor, Bryce, and Max; her great grandchildren:  Maylee, Gracie, Thais, Carson, Kenlinn, Jacion, and Kasen; her sister:  Betty Fry of Monona; and many nieces and nephews.
   She was preceded in death by her husband (in 1992), her daughter Paula (1982), 3 brothers:  Laddie, Larry, and Jimmy Flynn; and her son-in-law:  Matthew Gorzelitz.
   Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 6, at 11 AM at St. Philips Catholic Church at Rolling Ground. Father Zachary Beya will officiate and burial will be in the St. Philips Cemetery. 
   Friends may call at the church on Friday from 9 AM until time of services.  The Sime Funeral Home of Readstown is serving the family.  
   Online condolence can be sent to

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