Obituaries

Roraff, Doris J., age 73, of Tomah

Doris J. Roraff, age 76, of Tomah, Wisconsin, passed away Friday, August 12, 2016, at the Morrow Memorial Home in Sparta, Wisconsin. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 4:00 p.m. at the Torkelson Funeral Home in Tomah. Her niece, Minister Lisa Borsma will officiate. Family and friends are invited for visitation Wednesday More >

MacDonald, Elaine A., age 93, of Mauston

Elaine A. MacDonald, 93, Mauston died Tuesday August 9, 2016 at Hess Memorial Hospital.  She was born April 23, 1923, and a lifelong resident of Mauston, WI.  Elaine was the daughter of Arnie and Jean (Fletcher) Lillehamer.  She graduated from Mauston High School in 1941, followed by 4 more generations of Mauston graduates.  On Oct. More >

Zakarian, Georgene Frances, age 84, of Friendship

Georgene Frances Zakarian was born July 6, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois to George Walter and Stephanie Anne Anderson. She passed away, quietly in her sleep, on August 5, 2016 from Lung Cancer. She lived in Chicago till the death of her beloved Paternal Grandmother Frances in 1948.  The next year she left to work for More >

Oakes, Rose Ethel, age 87, of Montello

Rose Ethel Oakes, age 87, of Montello, Wisconsin passed peacefully Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at The Residences on Forest Lane in Montello, Wisconsin. Memorial services will be 2:30 p.m. on Friday, August 12, 2016 at the Roseberry’s Funeral Home in Friendship, Wisconsin.   Her dear friend Dick Charles will officiate. Visitation will be 1:00 p.m. until the More >

Drankiewicz, Jimmy John, age 45, Friendship

Jimmy John Drankiewicz, age 45, of Friendship, Wisconsin died Thursday, August 4, 2016 at his home. Memorial services will be 4:00 on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at Roseberry’s Funeral Home in Friendship, Wisconsin. Visitation will be 2:00 p.m. until the time of service on Tuesday at Roseberry’s Funeral Home.   Jimmy was born November 16, More >

Thompson, Delores M., 84, La Crosse

Delores M. Thompson, 84 of La Crosse, died on Thursday, August 4, 2016, at her home. She was born in Mauston, WI, on October 4, 1931, to Frederick W. and Meda E. (St. Clair) Pfaff. In 1954 Delores married John Felland and they later divorced. In 1987, she married Howard Thompson and he preceded her More >

Riese, Fritz G., age 91, of Friendship

Fritz G. Riese, age 91, of Friendship, Wisconsin died Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at Villa Pines Living Center in Friendship, Wisconsin. Funeral services will be at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Arkdale, Wisconsin.   Pastor Terri Skildum will officiate.  Interment with military honors will be at the East Arkdale More >

Moore, Shirley Ann, age 81, of Necedah

Shirley Ann Moore, age 81, of Necedah, Wisconsin joined her husband, Francis “Jerry” Moore at the gates of heaven on the 2nd of August 2016. Shirley passed away at Meriter Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin in the presence of her loving children and grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2016 More >

Haugaard, Mary Katherine, age 77, of Oxford

Mary Katherine Haugaard, age 77 of Oxford, passed away July 29th at her home. She had a massive heart attack 2/25/16 and also struggled with congestive heart failure. Somehow she bounced back which allowed us 5 more months with her. Anyone who knew her knew she had an enduring sense of humor and left a More >

Williams, Roger Dale, age 73, of Friendship

Roger Dale Williams, age 73, of Friendship, Wisconsin died Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. Per Roger’s wishes, no services are planned. Roger was born March 29, 1943 in Danville, Virginia.  He married Ruby Elaine Peterson on May 21, 1965 in Jacksonville Beach, FL. Roger served in the US Navy More >