Crouch, Florence L.

MONTICELLO - Florence L. Crouch, age92, of Monticello, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, at the Monroe Clinic Hospital.Florence was born May 30, 1916, in New Glarus, the daughter of Albertand Louise (Spring) Wittwer. She attended school in New Glarus and marriedAlbert Crouch on Oct. 27, 1934, in York Township, Green County. Theyfarmed in Adams and Washington townships before retiring and movingto Monticello in 1973. Florence was a member of the Zwingli United Churchof Christ in Monticello and a former member of the Adams Township Homemakers . She is survived by three sons, Eugene (Joan) Crouch of Madison, Norman(Carol) Crouch of Minneapolis, Minn., and Dennis Crouch of Monticello;a daughter, Sharon (Tim) Peterson of Menomonie, Wis.; 12 grandchildren;29 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Arlene Meyer of Madison. She waspreceded in death by her parents; her husband, Albert on Nov. 18, 1992;and two brothers, Wilbert and Clarence Wittwer. Funeral services willbe held on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, at 11 a.m., at the VOEGELI-NEWCOMERFUNERAL HOME, 360 S. Garfield St., Monticello. The Rev. Lawrence Balleineof Zwingli United Church of Christ will officiate with interment tofollow in Highland Cemetery, Monticello. A visitation will be held atthe funeral home on Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., and on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. A memorial fundwill be established in Florence' s name.

newcomerfuneralhome.net}\ \Cleven, Betty J.\BLACK EARTH - Betty J. Cleven, age79, of Black Earth, died on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, at HospiceCare inFitchburg. She was born July 13, 1929, in Monroe County, to Fern andElla (Schnell) Friedl. Betty married Edward M. Cleven on Sept. 23, 1950,in Milwaukee. Edward preceded her in death on Sept. 20, 1997. Betty,aka 'BJ' or 'Betty Boop,' loved the language of the written word and spent much of her time engaged in reading. She was an unpretentious (down to earth) person\'85a woman of few spoken words who lived a somewhat simple life. It was her wish to leave this world just as simply as shelived in it. She was a petite lady with a big heart who weathered throughthe storms with courage and dignity eventually finding the humor inour human idiosyncrasies. She was a gentle soul who practiced acceptingand treating others kindly. While she had a love for books she alsoenjoyed listening to country music, (Johnny Cash and Jerry Reed beinga couple of her favorites), watching animals in nature, fishing, playingcards, bingo, baking yummy desserts and exchanging recipes. She gaveto her community by serving the American Legion (she donated her timeselling poppies, cooking and donating food for events, while participatingin group meetings and representing them in parades). She worked forCarnes for 30 years in Verona. She was a member of Our Saviour' s Lutheran Church in Black Earth, now the Black Earth New Heights LutheranChurch and of its WELCA. Survivors include her children, Linda Handelof Muscoda, Laureen (Chuck) Maloney of Madison, Bruce Cleven of Mazomanie,Robert Cleven of Baraboo, and Jane Swyrtek of Madison; six grandchildren;seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Lee (Hilda) Friedl; and many otherrelatives and friends. In addition to her husband, Edward, she was precededin death by her son, Morris Cleven; her parents; two brothers, Wesleyand Roland Friedl; and a sister, Jeanne Friedl. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, at the BLACK EARTH NEW HEIGHTS LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1705 Center St., with the Rev. Rob Nelson officiating. Burial will be at Oakhill Cemetery in Black Earth. Friends may callfrom 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, at the ELLESTAD CAMACHOFUNERAL HOME, 1710 Center St., Black Earth.

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}\ \Christianson, Edwin L.

\MINONG - Edwin L. Christianson,age 88, of Minong, passed away Feb. 8, 2009, at his home. Edwin wasborn Feb. 11, 1920, in Blooming Grove to the late John and Alma (Seamonson)Christianson. Private family services have been held. Arrangements havebeen entrusted to the Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Minong.Online condolences may be shared at www.brownfuneralhome.net.}\ \Garlock, Marilyn J.\MADISON - Marilyn J. Garlock, age 63,of Madison, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, surrounded by herfamily at the HospiceCare Center in Fitchburg. She was born July 22,1945, in Janesville, the daughter of Kenneth and Meta (Riege) Schadt.She graduated from Manatee High School in Bradenton, Fla. Marilyn wasunited in marriage to Gary Garlock on July 22, 1967, at Cargill UnitedMethodist Church in Janesville. Together they had a daughter, Laurie.Marilyn loved to sew and spend time outdoors, especially on the beachesin Hawaii, but her biggest joy was her grandson. She is survived by her husband, Gary; daughter, Laurie (Paul) Mair of Janesville; grandson, Cavanaugh Mair of Janesville; her father, Kenneth Schadt of Anna Maria,Fla.; two sisters, Shirley Kutz of Fort Atkinson, and Sharon (Alan)Flitcraft of Flagstaff, Ariz.; sister-in-law, Gail (Jerry) Davis ofJanesville; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in deathby her mother. Services will be held at the DON & MARILYN ANDERSON HOSPICECA RE CENTER, 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Fitchburg, on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009,at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the ComprehensiveCancer Center at University Hospital or HospiceCare Inc.

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}\ \Price, Gloucester Allen III\MADISON - Gloucester Allen Price III,age 52, of Madison, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, at his home. He was bornon Nov. 21, 1956, in Chicago, Ill., and grew up in North Chicago, Ill.Gloucester was known by family and friends as G. Allen or 'G.'He was a gentle and kind person who loved listening to music and playingthe guitar. G. Allen attended North Chicago Community High School andbecame a winning varsity wrestler. He graduated in 1974 and brieflyattended Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa. An avid martial arts enthusiast, G. Allen had an amazing knowledge of the martial arts, andwas always happy to display his skills. He also gave of his time through volunteer work, providing assistance to and playing his guitar for disabled veterans at the U.S. Veterans Administration Hospital in Downey, Ill.G. Allen will be sorely missed by the many people whose lives he touched.He was an intelligent, yet humble person who could get along with justabout anybody. G. Allen was preceded in death by his parents, GloucesterAllen Price Jr. and Hannah Littlejohn Price. He is survived by sisters,Frances Price and her husband Paul Street of Laramie, Wyo., GwendolynPrice of Orlando, Fla., Julie Price and her husband George Fuller ofPittsburgh, Pa., and Patricia Price of Chicago, Ill.; and brother, HarryPrice and his wife Joyce of DeLand, Fla. G. Allen is also survived byseveral cousins, including Isadore Singleton Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla.;nieces, Jacquelyn Bridgeman and her husband Steven Birdsley of Laramie,Wyo., Hannah JoAnn Price of Orlando, Fla., and Danielle Price of DeLand,Fla.; grandniece, Rowyn Price Birdsley of Laramie, Wyo.; and nephew,Allen Bridgeman of Ft. Benning, Ga. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributio ns may be made to Community Music School, c/o Jo Simons, P.O. Box 3120,Madison, WI 53704. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, at 2 p.m. at BRADSHAW & RANGE FUNERAL HOME, 2513 Dugdale Road, Waukegan, Ill. The Rev. Lawrence V. Whitaker, officiating, New OmegaBaptist Church, Racine. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Interment will be North Shore Garden of Memories Cemetery, North Chicago, Ill. (847) 662-3553. You may sign the online guest book at www.bradshaw-range.com.}\ \Garcia, Oscar Peter

\BELLEVILLE - Oscar Peter Garcia,of Belleville, age 89, died at home on Friday, Feb. 6, 2009. He is survivedby his wife, Santina (Gianunzio) Garcia; sons, Paul Solari (Marcela)of Broomfield, Colo., and Ron (Daun) Garcia of Cottage Grove; daughter,Diane (Jim) Peters of Belleville; brother, Ben (Beverly) of Shawano;grandchildren, Tami Miller of Belleville, Matthew (Fiona) Peters ofMadison, Joshua Peters of New York City, Paul Garcia of Washington,D.C., and Dawn (Bill) Randall of Woodstock, Md.; and six great-grandchildren . Oscar was preceded in death by his parents, Gustavo and Isabella OchoaGarcia; his brother, Gustavo; sisters, Lucinda, Isabelle and Grace;and his daughter, Kristine Ann Catalano of Seminole, Fla. Oscar grew up on the family ranch near Presidio, Texas where he did the work ofa cowboy, breaking horses, driving cattle and riding bucking broncosin local rodeos. He came to Madison to serve as a sergeant in the AirForce at Truax Field where he met and married his wife of 65 years,Santina Gianunzio. After returning from World War II, Oscar designedand built the family home out of recycled materials where he and hiswife lived until 2007. He worked at Royster Company in Madison for 32years. He loved woodworking and cultivating his orchard and grapes,and sold the apples at the farmers'market in Madison. Oscarreceived the Real Hero award from the Red Cross in 2001. Oscar is amember of Saint Francis of Assisi Church in Belleville. Devoted to his family, Oscar was happiest when surrounded by grandchildren and great-grandc hildren. Visitation will be held on Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, from 5 p.m.to 7 p.m. at the BECKER BEAL FUNERAL HOME, 109 Greenway Cross, Belleville.A Funeral Mass officiated by the Rev. Kenneth Klink will be held onTuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, at ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CATHOLIC CHURCH, 338Harrison St., Belleville, at 1:30 p.m. An interment service with militaryhonors will follow.}\ \Burris, J\CLYDE/ AVOCA - James Burris, age 81,of Clyde, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, at the Orchard ManorNursing Home in Lancaster, following a long illness. He was born onAug. 19, 1927, in Clyde, the son of James and Elizabeth (McCluskey)Burris. He was married on Sept. 6, 1950, to the former Lucille Frank.Survivors include his wife, Lucille Burris of Avoca; a son, Jim Burris;three daughters, Doreen (Bill) Valdez of Rock Springs, Wyo., SheilaBurris of Avoca, and Laura (Phil) Vosberg of Monroe; two grandchildren,Kurt Heusler and Marissa Vosberg; several nieces; and a nephew. A Massof Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, at ST. JOHN ' S CATHOLIC CHURCH in Spring Green at 11 a.m. Father Mike Resopand Father Rob Butz will concelebrate with burial in the St. Malachy' s Catholic Cemetery in Clyde. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Feb.12, 2009, at the RICHARDSON-STAFFORD FUNERAL HOME in Spring Green from5 p.m. - 7 p.m., and at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until thetime of Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to an Alzheimer ' s charity or the Orchard Manor Nursing Home. Online condolencesavailable at www.staffordfuneralhomes.com.

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}\ \Farwell, Arthur C\REEDSBURG - Arthur Charles Farwell,age 96, of Reedsburg, died on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009. Survived by hisdaughter, Gail Lind Farwell Florin (Jack) of Stuart, Fla., and Egg Harbor;granddaughters, Terri Florin Thompson (Howard) of Winnetka, Ill., andAmy Florin Crider (Joseph) of Lynchburg, Va.; grandson, David FarwellFlorin (Kristin Brumm) of Middleton; and 10 great-grandchildren. Artgraduated from Baraboo High School in 1931. He attended Lawrence College.Art married Audrey Lind of Baraboo in 1936 and moved to Reedsburg. Heopened the Reedsburg Red Goose Shoe Store which later became known asArt' s Shoes. For 43 years, Art and Audrey operated their shoestore on the corner of Main and Walnut before retiring in 1978. Active in Reedsburg civic affairs, Art joined the Chamber of Commerce in 1936.He served as president of the Reedsburg Development Corp., which was instrumental in bringing many of Reedsburg' s largest industriesto town. Art was one of 11 charter members of the Reedsburg Lions Cluband was district governor 27D-2 in 1956-57. He was an active memberwith Elks Lodge No. 688 in Baraboo; Madison Scottish Rite Bodies asa 32 degree Mason; member of the Vacationland Shrine Club, and the OddFellows Lodge No. 51. He was an avid supporter of University of Wisconsin-Ma dison hockey, basketball and football where he held season tickets formore than 40 years. Art was also an enthusiastic collector of stamps,and sports memorabilia. A memorial service will be held at ST. JOHNEVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, Reedsburg at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009. Friends may call at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church until thetime of the service. Private family interment will be at Walnut HillCemetery in Baraboo. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lions Eye Bank, 2401 American Lane, Madison, WI 53704 or Reedsburg Hospice.

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}\ \McGown, Wayne

\MADISON - Cancer claimed thelife of Wayne McGown on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, at HospiceCare, Fitchburg.Wayne was born on Feb. 28, 1929, the only child of Homer and Amy (Winkler)McGown in Stevens Point. He graduated from Stevens Point High Schooland from UW-Madison with a degree in accounting and a master' s degree in political science. Wayne was on active duty in the U.S. Armyfrom 1951-1953 and in the Naval Reserve from 1959-1968. He was a professiona l in the Boy Scouts of America for seven years before beginning his 40years of state service; 20 years at the top of State Street as senior administrator under Governors Nelson, Reynolds, Knowles, Lucey, Schreiberand Earl; and another 20 at the campus end of State Street serving asspecial assistant to Chancellors Shain, Cohen, Shalala and Ward. Waynecapped his career as the first director of the UW Research Park, 1984-1999.In 1961 Wayne married Hildegarde (Hildy) Grevstad. Their 47-year marriagewas blessed with three children and five grandchildren, Carrie (Kevin,deceased) McGinley and their daughters Kristi and Jackie of Middleton;Ron (Randee) and their daughters Kate and Carly of Minneapolis; andDaniel (Cindy) and their son Tyler of Madison. In 1983-1984 the McGownshosted AFS son Davide Vitali, from Pesaro, Italy. Wayne was a long-timemember of Advent Lutheran Church, Madison. Wayne was a fellow of theNational Academy of Public Administrators and has received three ofthe highest awards in Scouting including Silver Beaver, Silver Antelopeand Distinguished Eagle Scout. He served on numerous boards of directorsincluding Madison Christian Community, the local Boy Scout Council,University Club, Downtown Rotary, National Association of State BudgetOfficers, Association of University Research Parks, Center for CommunityPartnerships (UW Oshkosh), Telemark Interval Owners Association and 25 years on the Circus World Museum Board.Funeral services will beheld on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, at 11 a.m. at MADISON CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY,7118 Old Sauk Road, Madison. Family and friends may call from 5 p.m.until 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, at the GUNDERSON WEST FUNERALHOME, 7435 University Ave., Middleton. In lieu of flowers, memorialscan be made to the UW Foundation, U.S. Bank, P.O. Box 78807, Milwaukee,WI 53278.

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}\ \Olsen, Dale O.\MADISON - Dale O. Olsen, age 53, passedaway unexpectedly on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, at St. Mary' s Hospital.A complete obituary will appear in the Sunday paper.

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}\ \Riederer, C\MADISON - Clarence Riederer, age 85,died on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, at St. Mary' s Care Center inMadison. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at OUR LADY QUEEN OFPEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 405 S. Owen Drive, Madison, on Saturday, Feb.14, 2009, at 11 a.m. with Father Todd Van Natta officiating. Visitationwill be from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass. A full obituary will appearin the Friday edition of the Wisconsin State Journal.

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}\ \Krahn, Mildred W. O\PRAIRIE DU CHIEN - Mildred W. OssKrahn passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, at the PrairieMaison Care Center in Prairie du Chien. Funeral services will be Friday,Feb. 13, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. at ST. PETER' S LUTHERAN CHURCH inPrairie du Chien with the Rev. Joe Irvin officiating, with burial inthe Boscobel Cemetery in Boscobel. Friends may call on Thursday, Feb.12, 2009, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the GARRITY FUNERAL HOME in Prairie du Chien, and at the church on Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, from 9:30 a.m.until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferredto St. Peter' s Church, Sugar Creek Bible Camp, the radio fundat St. Peter' s Church or the Prairie du Chien Rescue Squad.