John Henry Scharr Sr

Hayward, 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


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.

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

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John Henry Scharr Sr

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January 24, 2017
John Henry Scharr Sr. (Jack) 86, Hayward, WI passed peacefully at his home.
   The son of Harold and Iva Hallock Scharr, he was born in Nelson, WI.  On January 30, 1930.  He married Valdena (June) Breitung on October 21, 1950. They later divorced. On April 30, 1983.  He then married Glenda Bunts.
   He served in the Korean war as a tank mechanic.  He was a truck driver for over 42 years working for Lake Pepin Fisheries, Northern Manufacturing, and Bud Meyer Truck Lines. He retired in 1992 but often times filled in for various companies.
   He enjoyed duck hunting, fishing, traveling, and his Green Bay Packers.  He often times could be heard saying, “My 2 favorite teams are the Packers and whoever is beating the Vikings”.
   Survivors include his wife, daughters Joni Scharr Alma, Jeri Brantner (Allen) Pepin, Gwen Bries (Larry) Garnavillo, IA, sons Jody Scharr (Patty) Stockholm, John Bunts Hayward, James Scharr (Rachel) Apple Valley, MN.  Sisters Janice Bechel, Cleo Bauer (Darrel) Oregon, IL, Zeldean Paskiewicz Milwaukee, Brother Ricky Scharr (Marie) Franklin,Brother-in-law Richard Meier Boscobel, sister-in-law Calleen Williams Garnavillow,Ia, eight grandchildren, one great granddaughter and nieces and nephews.
   He was preceded in death by his parents, his son John Henry Scharr, Jr. (Jackie), grandson Nicholas Ross Brantner, sisters Evelyn Thompson, Darlene Paskiewicz, Brother William Joseph Scharr, a niece and a nephew.

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In loving memory of
John (Jack) H. Scharr, Sr.
Please join us for a graveside service honoring John (Jack) H. Scharr, Sr.
1:30 pm, Sunday, April 30, 2017

   Nelson, Wisconsin Cemetery

A gathering with the family and lunch will be held immediately following
the service at the
Nelson Grace Lutheran Church

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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

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