Obituaries
 

Michael Charles Alexander

rural Readstown, WI

Julia Charlotte Hooverson

Readstown, WI

Kyle Turner

Viola, WI

Anna Marie (Lisa) Løkke Reser

Readstown, WI

Garrel Franklin Maybee

rural Soldiers Grove, WI

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Julia Charlotte Hooverson
 

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Julia Charlotte Hooverson passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at home wth her husband and dog, Burt, by her side.
   She married David Hooverson on December 15, 1979 in San Diego, California, and he brought his bride back to Folsom to what would be her forever home with her forever family.
   She enjoyed cooking, canning, baking, sewing, knitting, and tending to all her beautiful flowers—all done with love to share with her family and friends.
   She is survived by her husband, David of Readstown; her brothers in law:  Danny (Nancy) Hooverson of Readstown, and Larry (Sharon) Hooverson of Soldiers Grove; her sister in law:  Mary (Doug) Weed of LaFarge; her nephews:  Tyler and Tony Hooverson, Adam and Robbie Weed; her niece Meagan (Tim) Bauer; two great nieces:  Isabelle and Lillian Bauer; plus her New York family.
   She was met at Heaven’s Door by her mother-and-father-in-law: Maurice and Norma Hooverson; her nephew Zachary Hooverson; and her parents Thomas and Eva McGinnis.
   Friends may call at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown from 4 to 6 P.M. on Friday, September 29.  A prayer will be conducted by Pastor Chuck Miller at 6 P.M.  Burial will be held at the North Kickapoo Cemetery at Folsom at a later date.
   Until we meet again, Julie, Rest in Peace.
   Online condolence can be sent to http://www.simefuneralforum.com

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Anna Marie (Lisa) Løkke Reser
 

Anna Marie (Lisa) Løkke Reser was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 19th 1932 to Morten Fredrik Løkke and Marie (Tulla) Carlsen Løkke. 
   In the Spring of 1933 her parents immigrated back to Bodø, Norway.  She was raised on a dairy farm on Lake Soløya in the Bodin Community.  
   She credited her strong humanitarian leanings to the influence of her experiences as a child living in an occupied country during WWII.  In her youth she was very active in 4H and other Norwegian agricultural organizations.   It was through leadership positions in 4H that she came to the United States on an exchange program.  During her exchange experience in Colorado a young local boy named Robert Reser purchased her pie at a community pie social.  After six years of letter exchanges they were married in August of 1962 in Bodin Kirke in Bodø, Norway.   They lived in Fairbanks, Alaska, Spokane, Washington and Cary, Illinois before settling on a beef farm in Readstown, Wisconsin. 
   She was a social person and quickly became involved in many local organizations.  She was a member of Kickapoo United Lutheran Church. She loved travel, music, literature, nature, history, animals, national politics and sharing a strong cup of coffee and food with family and friends.  She fed and welcomed everyone, both two legged and four, into her home.  
   She was a staunch supporter of food cooperatives, particularly the coops in Viola and Viroqua. She was a very active in her local community and remained strongly connected to her Norwegian roots.  Although she remained a proud Norwegian citizen her entire life, she was fiercely patriotic to both countries.  She closely followed politics and was a lifelong liberal.
   She is survived by her children Ingunn (Lars Fredriksen) Reser of Downers Grove, IL, Morten (Teresa Zart) Reser of Readstown, WI,  Kristina (Rich Jaynes) Reser-Jaynes of Readstown, and Roberta (Knut) Kjos of Mogriena Norway.   Grandchildren Espen Fredriksen, Michael Eitland, Karl Fredriksen, Maren Reser, Zoe Fredriksen, Morten L. Reser, Haakon Fredriksen, Josefine Jaynes, Caleb Peterson, Mia Jaynes and Kathrine Jaynes.  As well as her extended family and many many cherished friends.
   She joins her parents Morten and Marie Løkke, her big brother Freddy, and many family and friends whom she loved dearly.
   A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, October 21, at 11 A.M. at Kickapoo United Lutheran Church on County Road J in Soldiers Grove.  Pastor Chuck Miller will officiate.
   Friends may call at the church from 9 AM until time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to The Center for Special Children at the LaFarge Medical Clinic (C/O Vernon Memorial Healthcare507 South Main Street Viroqua, WI 54665), Bethel Home and Services, Inc. (614 S. Rock Street, Viroqua, WI  54665), or the Bethel Home Helping Hens (C/O Bethel Home Foundation 614 Rock Street, Viroqua, WI 54665).
   The Sime Funeral Home of Readstown is serving the family.  Online condolence can be sent to http://www.simefuneralforum.com


Michael Charles Alexander
 

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Michael Charles Alexander, 67, of Rural Readstown, Wisc., passed away peacefully at his home Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017.
   He was born in Viroqua, Wisc. To George and Arlene (Peterson) Alexander.  Growing up, he attended the Sugar Grove Church.  In the Summer of 1991, he was baptized in the north fork of the Bad Axe River by his father, George.  He attended the North Crawford School in Soldiers Grove and then the Kickapoo School in Viola, Wisc. 
   Mike married Susan Olson on January 23, 1971.  They later divorced.  From that union a daughter was born.  Mike worked most of his adult life as a skilled carpenter. 
   He loved fishing, hunting, gardening, and canning.  He was known play a good game of Euchre and Cribbage, as well. Mike was easy going, even tempered, competent, and trustworthy, loved by family, and well liked by friends.  He really will be missed.
   He is survived by his mother, Arlene, one daughter, Stacy (Mark) Van Wormer, Sparta, Wisc., two grandchildren, Keegan and Kiara Van Wormer; three brothers:  Ronnie (Monica) Alexander, Soldiers Grove, Kelly (Rhoda) Alexander, Soldiers Grove, and Kevin Alexander, Zwiebrucken, Germany; two sisters:  Carey (Steven) Olson, Viroqua, Wisc. And Cheryl (John) Otterson, Soldiers Grove, Wisc., one aunt, Kay Howe, Rushford, Minn., as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
   Mike was preceded in death by his father, George, 2014, brother Leslie, 2008, and infant brother, Robert, 1952.
He was also preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Thad and Alzina Alexander, maternal grandparents Clarence and Millie Peterson.
   Funeral services will be held on Sunday, October 22, at 2 PM at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown.  Steve Peterson will officiate.
   Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 PM until time of services. 
   Online condolence can be sent to http://www.simefuneralforum.com

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Kyle Turner
 

Kyle Turner, 24, of Viola, passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017, in the Town of Kickapoo Vernon County (details).
   He was born on May 8, 1993 in Beloit, Wisconsin to Jon Turner and Jennifer (Buroker) Bach.  He married Kyla Clark on July 3, 2014.
   He worked at S & S Cycle in Viola. He loved hunting and fishing.  He also loved anything with a motor, particularly Ford Trucks and motorcycles.  He loved to spend time with his family, they did everything together.  Kyle would do anything to help anyone out.  He would always help anyone in need, even complete strangers.  He made sure everyone else was safe and happy and he put everyone before himself.
   He is survived by his wife: Kyla of Viola; 1 daughter:  Kaylynn of Viola; his father and mother: Jon of LaFarge and Jennifer of Viola; his grandparents: Alison Buroker of Beloit, and Paternal grandfather:  Keith Turner of Janesville; 3 sisters:  Ashley Bach of Beloit, Heaven Turner of Viola, and Harmony Turner of Viola; his brothers and sisters in law:  Kaitlin Clark, Kerrin Clark Colton Clark, and Christopher Clark, his nephews: Ayden Casteel-Bach and Bryson Bach; his dogs:  Koda and Whiskey; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
   He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother Ruth Ann Turner and his maternal grandfather:  Dennis Buroker; and his great grandfather:  George Mitok (with whom he had a very special bond); and Doug Hare (Alison’s fiance).
   Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 1 PM at Peace Lutheran Church in Readstown.  Friends may call 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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Garrel Franklin Maybee
 

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Garrel Franklin Maybee 96, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. 
   He was born November 18, 1920, to Frank and Marie Maybee of Bear Creek (Rural Soldiers Grove), WI.  Garrel was one of four children.
   Garrel married Alma McDaniel at the Little Brown Church, July 3, 1938, in Nashua, Iowa. They made their home in Sebulah, Illinois, where Garrel worked cutting timber, while Alma took in boarders.  One year later, they moved to North Clayton Ridge where they began farming. 
   It was there that they purchased their first farm of 40 acres.  Both worked the land as they started their family.  Alma and Garrel were eventually parents to three children, Mary, Joyce and Jack.  As this young family grew, they soon made their home on Trout Creek, where they purchased a 250 acre farm in the valley. 
   They spent 70 years together on the farm working hard and entertaining friends and family. After Alma passed 6 years ago, Garrel spent 5 and 1/2 more years on the farm before receiving excellent care at the Sannes Skogdalen Heim Nursing Home, over the past 8 months.
   Garrel was known as a person who enjoyed hard work and conversation.  Before his father and mother settled in the Soldiers Grove area, he moved to several places. As he grew into a young man he enjoyed participating in and watching athletics.  In fact, he participated in the WIAA State Track Meet.   After marrying the love of his life, he took pride in working his land and enjoyed spending time with his wife and  family. 
   He was an avid fisherman and love to hunt.  He was a member of the Community of Christ Church in Soldiers Grove, where he and Alma were active all their lives.  His hard work and faith helped get him through the Great Depression.  Garrel always attributed his success and ability to overcome adversity to the fact that he and Alma were such a great team.  In addition to working the land on their farm, they milked cows for 51 years.  Later in his farming career, he sold Pioneer Seed Corn. 
   Garrel was interested in local history and could site many significant events that took place in Soldiers Grove and surrounding areas.  Little did he know that he was responsible for many significant events, activities that his family will always remember, like camping trips, hayrides, etc.  He and Alma were proud of their three children and their families:  Mary Campbell and husband, Richard (deceased), of Soldiers Grove; Joyce Banta (deceased) and  husband, Geof, of Viroqua and Jack Maybee and wife, Pam, of Blue Springs, MO.
   Garrel has 9 grandchildren; Brian (Vicki) Campbell of Soldiers Grove, Carmen (Dan) Phelps of LaCrosse, Stacey (Jamie) Nutter of Fennimore, Jeffrey (Gale) Banta of Aurora, IL, Steve (Cindy) Banta, of Kingsland, GA, Brent (Sue) Banta, of Wisconsin Rapids, Wendy (Shannon) Davies, of Grain Valley, MO, Misty Floersch, of Olathe, KS, and  Ashley (Brandon) Bosworth of Overland Park, KS.
   Garrel has 20 great grandchildren; Chase Campbell of West Salem, Ryan (Krystal) Campbell , Gays Mills, Holly (John) Berger, of Milwaukee, Alexa (Marc) Chiefari of Fennimore,  Alston, Aidan and Amryn Nutter all of Fennimore, Justin Banta, of Saginaw, MI,  Kurtis Banta of Chicago, IL, Eric Banta of Aurora, IL, Savanah (Taylor) Warren of Charlotte, N.C., Shelby Banta, Kingsland, GA, Reece and Alyssa Banta, Wisconsin Rapids, Aubrey, Megan and Addyson Davies of Grain Valley, MO, Ethan, Colton and Mason Floersch of Olathe, KS and 2 step great grandchildren; Joe Phelps of La Crosse and Tom (Gina) Phelps of West Salem.
   Garrel has 4 great-great grandchildren.  They are Leo and Will Berger of Milwaukee, Maggie Warren of Charlotte, NC, and Henrik Chiefari of Fennimore.  He has 4 step great-great grandchildren Jaydon Phelps of La Crosse, Ethan, Arlo, and Finn Phelps of West Salem.
   Garrel was preceded in death by his wife, Alma, his daughter, Joyce Banta, his son-in-law, Richard Campbell, his parents, Frank and Marie Maybee and his sister-in-law,  Barbara Maybee.   Surviving siblings include: Logan Maybee, Billy (Jane) Maybee, Coleen (Richard) Peterson and extended family, to include in-laws, relatives, nieces, nephews and many dear friends. 
   Visitation will be held at the Community of Christ Church, Soldiers Grove, located on County Road X, Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 9 - 11 a.m. with the funeral service immediately to follow   Burial will follow the service at Montgomeryville Cemetery
   Online condolence can be sent to http://www.simefuneralforum.com

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