Obituaries
 

Duane Chroninger

Readstown, WI

Kathe Davis

Readstown, WI

Roger J. Cornell

Blue River, WI

Edward Cuffe

Soldiers Grove, WI

Dianne K. Rice

Mount Hope, 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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Edward Cuffe
 

Edward Cuffe, 58, of Soldiers Grove, passed away on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at his home.
   Funeral arrangements will be held on Saturday, July 15, at 4 PM at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown. Pastor Chuck Miller will officiate.
   Online condolence can be sent to http://www.simefuneralforum.com

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Duane Chroninger
 

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Duane Chroninger, 86, of Readstown, passed away on Monday,July 3, 2017 at Sannes Skogdalen Nursing Home in Soldiers Grove.         He was born to Douglas and Mary (Stone) Chroninger on June 24, 1931 in Readstown.  He attended Readstown schools, graduating in 1949.
   In 1949, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. In 1950, he was assigned to 1st Army Cavalry with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, laying mines and clearing mines.  He was on one of the first boats of soldiers going to Korea.  He earned the Bronze Star for gallantry in action under fire.  When he was in Korea he had the honor of shaking hands with Supreme Allied Commander Gen.Douglas MacArthur.
   Upon returning to Wisconsin in 1952, he became a licensed cheese maker at the Manning Cheese Factory, in rural Readstown.  At the same time, he also hauled milk for the cheese factory. 
   He married Vera Peterson and had three boys:  Kevin, Danny, and Kenny.  They farmed outside of Readstown.  They later divorced.  In 1970, they sold the farm at Manning and built a new house outside of Readstown.
   He then started working for Michaels Pipeline, burying telephone cables for many years.  In later years, he worked for Vernon Telephone and the Kraemer Company, running the Swiggum Quarry, retiring just a few years ago.
   In 1988, he married Carol Anderson and built a small farm and sop outside of Readstown.  He loved to build buggies, forecarts, and many other types of horse powered equipment.  Carol, his grand kids, and his horses were the love of his life.  He last two horses--April and Olga (Norwegian Fjords) had to be sold because of his failing health, which made him very sad.  In 2014, Duane and Carol had to move to Sannes Skogdalen Nursing Home in Soldiers Grove because of failing health.
   Survivors include his wife, Carol; Sons:  Kevin (Nana), Dan, and Kenny (Thelma); grandchildren:  Kelly (Mike), Ryan (Sharon),
Timothy, Jamie (Justin, Kari, Robert, Matt (Ani), Glen, Laura; and 11 great grandchildren; sisters:  Lynn, Louise, Sheila; brother:  Donald; Step children include:  Luann (Vern, Randy (Cheryl), David (Carolyn); step grandchildren include:  Nicole, Danielle, Chelsea, Andrew, Shari, and 1 great grandchild.
   Duane was preceded in death by his parents, Doug and Mary; sisters:  Virginia, Freda Jane, Ruby, Shirley, Bonnie, Monica, and infant brother Douglas, Jr.; stepchildren:  Rick (Tonya), and Eugene Anderson; and a host of friends and relatives.
   The funeral will be held on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at the Readstown Church of Christ.  Pastor Dennis Johnson will officiate and burial will be in the Manning Cemetery, rural Readstown.  Military grave rites will be conducted by the William A. Schoville Post #220 of the American Legion in Soldiers Grove.
   A luncheon is to be served after the graveside service at the Kickapoo Corners Restaurant in Readstown, all persons are welcome.
   Online condolence can be sent to http://www.simefuneralforum.com

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Roger J. Cornell
 

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Roger J. Cornell, age 79 of Blue River passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017 at Boscobel Care and Rehab. 
   He was born on March 2, 1938 in Boscobel Wisconsin.  He is  the son of Toay and O'Linda (Chilson) Cornell.  Roger married Shirley Copus on May 11, 1985 at the United Methodist Church in Boscobel.
   Roger worked as a meat cutter for Guddie's and Dick's supermarkets in Boscobel for over 30  years. 
   He is survived by his wife Shirley Cornell of Blue River. Four sons, Randy (Jess Salek) Cornell of Madison, Scott (Melisa) Cornell of Boscobel, Tim Cornell of Stoughton, Dana (Angie ) Cornell  of Boscobel. His step children, Rod (Carrie) Hometh of Boston Mass., Rhonda Nelson of Minneapolis Mn., Rick Nelson of Broadhead Wi., 14   Grandchildren    5  Great-Grandchildren .  Three brothers, Royce (Charlotte) Cornell of Ranchester Wyoming, Dean (Linda) Cornell of Boscobel, Buzz (Liane) Cornell of Boscobel.
   He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Muskie and Jerry Cornell, one sister Jeanne Cornell, a granddaughter Lily Cornell, a daughter in law Debbie Cornell.
   A Memorial Service will be held on Friday August 11, 2017 at 1:30 P.M. at the United Methodist Church in Boscobel.  Pastor Mary Ann Floreke officiating. Burial will be at a later date.
   Friends may call on Friday August 11, 2017 from 11:30 A.M. until the time of service at the United Methodist Church in Boscobel.  In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the family.
  Online condolences can be sent to
www.kendallfuneralservice.com 

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Dianne K. Rice
 

Dianne K. Rice, age 62, of Mount Hope, passed away on Sunday, July 30, 2017, at her home surrounded by her loving family.           She was born on September 22, 1954, in Lancaster, the daughter of George H. and Betty J. (Novinski) Edge. 
   Dianne graduated from Lancaster High School in 1972.  She furthered her education at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College in Fennimore where she earned a degree in accounting.  Dianne was employed at the Pink Pony in Lancaster during high school and later fulfilled her accounting career at B&H Lumber as a bookkeeper for 39 years. 
   On June 12, 1976, she was united in marriage to Charlie E. Rice at the Lancaster United Methodist Church.  To this union, two sons were born:  Jeremy and Joshua.  Together the couple farmed for many years.        Dianne was very active in her church and her community.  She served as the Mount Hope Village Treasurer, Mount Hope Methodist Church Treasurer, President of the West Grant Music Boosters, managed the concession stand at Wyalusing State Park, operated the concession stand for the West Grant Little League, and played trumpet in the West Grant Christmas Brass as well as the West Grant Pep Band.  Dianne enjoyed cross stitching, crocheting, knitting, bead work, scrapbooking, canning, traveling, and fishing.  She dearly loved spending time with her family, grandchildren, and her cats.
   Survivors include her loving husband, Charlie; their sons:  Jeremy and Joshua (Stephanie); five grandchildren:  Felisa, Damien, Gavin, Ezekiel, and Iziah; her mother, Betty Edge; her sister, Debbie (Garry) Raymond; sister-in-law, Jackie Edge; other relatives and many friends.
   Dianne was preceded in death by her father, George Edge and her two brothers, Roger, and Darrell.
   Private family services and burial will be held at a later date.   Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory in Lancaster is entrusted with her care.
   Online condolences:  www.martinschwartzfuneralhomes.com

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