Obituaries

Information on services for recently deceased residents

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BARBARA E. SKRUNDZ

      Barbara E. Skrundz, 78, of Burlington, passed away Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024 at Aurora Medical Center in Burlington. Barbara was born in Chicago on Jan. 1, 1946, to Alrik and Harriett (nee Danielson) Johnson. Her early life was spent in Chicago, where she attended Austin High School. In Nov. […]

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LAUREL E. SCHRADER

      Laurel E. Schrader, 93, of Rochester, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024, at Lakeland Healthcare Nursing Home. Born in Burlington on March 18, 1930, he was the son of Merle and Florence (nee Heublein) Schrader. He attended Pleasant View Graded School and graduated from Rochester Agricultural School. Laurel served […]

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GERALD K. GRAFF

      Gerald “Jerry/ Dr. Dirt” K. Graff, of Burlington, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024, surrounded by his loving family. Jerry was born in La Crosse on Jan. 4, 1948, to Andrew and Agnes (nee Irvine) Graff. His early life was spent in the La Crosse area, Kenosha, and Powers […]

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MARGARET ERIN (PEGGY) ADAMS

      Peggy Adams, 60, passed away on Jan. 16, 2024, her family at her side. She fought a courageous fight with cancer and did it her way. Born Aug. 25, 1963 in Arlington Heights, Ill. Her family relocated to Burlington in 1964. She attended Waller grade school, BJHS and BHS, […]

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JAMES R. RETZLAFF

James R. Retzlaff, 72, of Rochester, passed away Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024 at his home. James was born in Milwaukee on Nov. 25, 1951, to Robert and Joanne (nee Claus) Retzlaff. His early life was spent in Elm Grove. He graduated from Brookfield Central High School with the class of […]

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JULITTA MARIE SCHIELKE

      Julitta “Jill” Marie Schielke, 68, of Burlington, passed away Friday, Feb. 2, 2024 at her home. Jill was born Feb. 14, 1955, to Pete and Kathleen “Katie” (nee Steffans) Bonin in Platteville. She was a graduate of Platteville High School and continued her education by graduating from UW-Platteville with […]

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JOHN A. SCHERER

      John A. Scherer, 84, of Burlington, passed away Friday, Feb. 2, 2024 at Aurora Medical Center in Burlington. John was born in Stockland Township, Illinois, on Sept. 7, 1939, to Joseph and Maude (nee Worthington) Scherer. His early life was spent in rural Stockland Township, where he graduated from […]

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CARL ALFRED MAHNKE

      Carl Alfred Mahnke, 90, of Waterford, passed away on Jan. 30, 2024, surrounded by his family including the love of his life and wife of 66 years, Marjorie “Marge” (nee Albaugh) Mahnke. He is further survived by his children, Debbie (Bruce) Ranke, Carl (Tanya) Mahnke, Lindy (Mark) Lenard, Laura […]

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JOAN T. BRESKE

  Joan T. Breski, 92, of Wheatland and Burlington, passed away Friday, Jan. 26, 2024 at Oak Park Place in Burlington. Joan was born in Burlington on Oct. 15, 1931, to Edward and Lucy (nee Smitz) Toelle. Her early life was spent in Wheatland. She graduated from St. Mary High […]