Sime Funeral Home Obituaries

10/21/2017 06:09 PM

kyle Turner

Kyle Turner, 24, of Viola, passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017, in the Town if Kickapoo, Vernon County.

He was born on May 8, 1993 in Beloit, Wisconsin to Jon Turner and Jennifer (Buroker) Bach.  He married Kyla Clark on July 3, 2014.

He worked at S & S Cycle in Viola.  He loved hunting and fishing.  He also loved anything with a motor, particularly Ford Trucks and motorcycles.

He is survived by his wife:  KYLA of Viola; 1 daughter:  Kaylynn of Viola; his father and mother:  Jon of LaFarge and Jennifer of Viola; his grandparents:  maternal grandmother  Alison Buroker of Beloit, and paternal grandfather Keith Turner of Janesville; 3 sisters:  Ashley Bach of Beloit, Heaven Turner of Viola, and Harmony Turner of Viola; his brothers and sisters in law: Kaitlin Clark, Kerrin Clark, Colton Clark, and Christopher Clark; his nephews Ayden Bach and Bryson Bach; and his dogs:  Koda and Whiskey.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother Ruth Ann Turner and his maternal grandfather Dennis Buroker; and his great grandfather:  George Mitok; and Doug Hare (Alison’s fiance)

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 1 PM at Peace Lutheran Church in Readstown.  Friends may call from 10 AM until time of services.  The Sime Funeral Home is serving the family.

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10/21/2017 05:50 PM


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10/20/2017 04:38 PM

Michael Alexander

alexander-mike-photo.jpgMichael Charles Alexander, 67, of Rural Readstown, Wisc., passed away peacefully at his home Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017.

He was born in Viroqua, Wisc. to George and Arlene (Peterson) Alexander.  Growing up, he attended the Sugar Grove Church.  In the Summer of 1991, he was baptized in the north fork of the Bad Axe River by his father, George.  He attended the North Crawford School in Soldiers Grove and then the Kickapoo School in Viola, Wisc.  Mike married Susan Olson on January 23, 1971.  They later divorced.  From that union, a daughter was born.  Mike worked most of his adult life as a skilled carpenter.  He loved fishing, hunting, gardening, and canning.  He was known to play a good game of Euchre and Cribbage, as well.   Mike was easy going, even tempered, competent, and trustworthy, loved by family, and well liked by friends.  He really will be missed.

He is survived by his mother, Arlene, one daughter, Stacy (Mark) Van
Wormer, Sparta, Wisc, two grandchildren,Keegan and Kiara Van Wormer; three brothers:  Ronnie (Monica) Alexander, Soldiers Grove, Kelly (Rhoda) Alexander, De Soto, and Kevin Alexander, Zwiebrucken, Germany; two sisters:  Carey (Steven) Olson, Viroqua, Wisc., and Cheryl (John) Otterson, Soldiers Grove, Wisc; one aunt:  Kay Howe, Rushford, Minn.; as well as many cousins, nieces,and nephews.

Mike was preceded in death by his father, George, 2014, brother:  Leslie, 2008, and infant brother, Robert, 1952. He was also preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Thad and Alzina Alexander, and his maternal grandparents, Clarence and Millie Peterson.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 2 PM at the Sime Funeral Home in
Readstown.  Steve Peterson will officiate.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 PM until time of services.

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10/18/2017 07:12 PM

Michael “Mike” Alexander

Michael “Mike” Alexander, 67,of Readstown, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 at his home near Readstown.

Funeral services will be held  at 2 PMon Sunday, Oct. 22, at Sime Funeral Home in Readstown. Steve Peterson will officiate.  Friends may call from 1 PM until time of services.

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10/16/2017 09:03 AM

Anna Marie “Lisa” Reser

Anna Marie (Lisa) Løkke Reser was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 19, 1932 to Morten Fredrik Løkke and Maria (Tulla) Carlsen Løkke.  Shortly after parents immigrated back to Bodo, Norway.  She was raised on a dairy farm on Lake Soløya in the Bodin Community.  She credited her strong humanitarian leanings to the influence of her experiences as a child living in an occupied country during WWII.  In her youth she was very active in 4H and other Norwegian agricultural organizations.  It was through leadership positions in 4H that she came to the United States on an exchange program.  During her exchange experience in Colorado a young local boy named Robert Reser purchased her pie at a community pie social.  After six years of letter exchanges they were married in August of 1962 in Bodin Kirke in Bodø, Norway.  They lived in Fairbanks, Alaska, Spokane, Washington, and Cary, Illinois before settling on a beef farm in Readstown, Wisconsin.  She was a social person and quickly became involved in many local organizations.  She was a member of Kickapoo United Lutheran Church.  She loved travel, music, literature, nature, history,animals, national politics, and sharing a strong cup of coffee and food with family and friends.  She fed and welcomed everyone, both two legged and four, into her home.  She was a staunch supporter of food cooperatives, particularly the coops in Viola and Viroqua.  She was very active in her local community and remained strongly connected to her Norwegian roots.  Although she remained a proud Norwegian citizen her entire life, she was fiercely patriotic to both countries.  She closely followed politics and was a lifelong liberal.

She is survived by her children Ingunn (Lars Fredriksen) Reser of Downers Grove, IL., Moren (Teresa Zart) Reser of Readstow, WI, Kristina (Rich Jaynes) Reser-Jaynes, of Readstown, and Robert (Knut) Kjos of Mogriena, Norway.  Grandchildren Espen Fredriksen, Michael Eitland, Karl Fredriksen, Maren Reser, morten Reser, Zoe Fredrikson, Haakon Fredriksen, Josefine Jaynes, Caleb Peterson, Mia Jaynes, and  Katherine Jaynes.  As well as her extended family and many many cherished friends.

She joins her parents Morten and Marie Løkke, her big brother Freddy, and many family and friends whom she loved dearly.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, October 21, at 11 A.M. at Kickapoo United Lutheran Church on County Road J in Soldiers Grove.  Pastor Chuck Miller will officiate.  Friends may call at the church from 9 A.M. until time of services.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Center for Special Children at the LaFarge Medical Clinic (c/o Vernon Memorial Healthcare 507 South Main Street, Viroqua, WI 54665), Bethel Home and Services, Inc. (614 S. Rock Street, Viroqua, WI 54665), or the Bethel Home Helping Hens (c/o Bethel Home Foundation 614 Rock Street, Viroqua, WI  54665).

The Sime Funeral Home of Readstown is serving the family.

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09/25/2017 12:52 PM

Julie Hooverson

hooverson-julie-photo.jpgJulia Charlotte Hooverson passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at her home with her husband and dog, Burt, by her side.

She married David Hooverson on December 15, 1979, in San Diego, California, and he brought his bride back to Folsom to what would be her forever home with her forever family.

She enjoyed cooking, canning, baking, sewing, knitting, and tending to all her beautiful flowers–all done with love to share with her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, David of Readstown; her brothers-in-law:  Danny (Nancy) Hooverson of Readstown, and Larry (Sharon) Hooverson of Soldiers Grove; her sister-in-law:  Mary (Doug) Weed of LaFarge; her nephews:  Tyler and Tony Hooverson, Adam and Robbie Weed; her niece Meagan (Tim) Bauer; two great nieces:  Isabelle and Lillian Bauer; plus her New York family.

She was met at Heaven Door by her mother and father in-law:  Maurice and Norma Hooverson; her nephew Zachary Hooverson; and her parents Thomas and Eva McGinnis.

Friends may call at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown on Friday, September 29, from 4 to 6 P.M.  A prayer will be conducted by Pastor Chuck Miller at 6 P.M. Burial will be held at a later date at the North Kickapoo Cemetery at Folsom.

Until we meet again, Julie, Rest in Peace.

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09/15/2017 10:29 AM


Virginia Hostetler, 85, of Richland Center, passed away surrounded by family on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 at Pine Valley Manor in Richland Center, WI.

She was born in Delavan, IL on December 19, 1931.  She was married to Robert Hostetler on December 18, 1949.  They were married for 67 years.

She is survived by four sons:  Mervin (Ila) Hostetler of Brownsville, OR, Roger (Elaine) Hostetler of Afton, IA, Galen (Donna) Hostetler, of Richland Center, and Darwin (Eunice) Hostetler of Richland Center. Three daughters:  Larita (Clifford) Kauffman of Lorimor, IA, Angie (Jay) Kauffman of Richland Center, Dawn (Steve) Schrock of Richland Center. 43 Grandchildren and 61 great-grandchildren, two brothers:  Lester (Sue) Kropf of Greeley, CO, and Earl (Donna) Kropf, of Brownsville, OR.

She was preceded in death by her parents:  Simon and Ida Kropf, her husband, Robert Hostetler, an infant son, Daryl Lee, One grandson, Norman Kauffman, One infant granddaughter, Sheiila Kropf and one infant grandson, Glen Hostetler.

For 5 years she was a victim of Dementia, and while we miss her we cannot help but rejoice that she has been delivered of her affliction, in the presence of Jesus and reunited with her beloved Robert.

Jesus said,  I am the resurrection, and the life; he who believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live; and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.  John 11:25.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 at 10 AM at Pleasant Valley Amish Mennonite Church in Muscoda, Wisconsin.  Visitation will take place on Monday, Sept. 18 from 3 to 5 PM and from 6 to 8 PM at the Light House Chapel at 345 S. Cairns Ave. in Richland, Center, Wis. Burial will be in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Muscoda.

The family is being served by the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown.

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09/07/2017 07:53 PM


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09/07/2017 07:52 PM

David R. George, 67, of Gays Mills passed away peacefully in his sleep just as he wished Thursday, September 7, 2017 at his home with his love, Lee Ann at his side.

He was born April 29, 1950 in Viroqua, WI to Richard & Karen (Hoffland) George.

He was employed by Nelson Muffler where he retired from after 39 years.  David was an avid fisherman and fishing was his passion in life.  He enjoyed fishing trips with his brothers and family to Jim Falls and Chetek, WI.  He enjoyed spending time outdoors.  David liked to stay close to home in Crawford County where he called home his entire life.

He is survived by his best friend and companion in life of 26 years, Lee Ann Ruegg of Gays Mills, WI.  He is further survived by his son, Jesse George of Iowa, his daughter, Heather George of Sauk City, WI, his step-children Robert Ruegg of Gays Mills, WI, Andrew (Misty) Ruegg of Blue River, WI, and Brianne (Chad) Yeager of Chippewa Falls, WI.  3 brothers Steve (Dana) George of Soldiers Grove, WI, Tracy (Love Metz) of Richland Center, WI, Randy (Nora) George of Soldiers Grove, WI, and 1 sister Cindy (George) Thoftne of Texas.  1 granddaughter Kiaria George of Iowa and 6 step-grandchildren.  David is also survived by many uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister Victoria George, and nephew Cody George.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 1pm at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Soldiers Grove, WI.  Family and Friends may call at the church from 11am until time of services.  The Sime Funeral Home of Readstown, WI is serving the family.

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08/30/2017 12:20 PM

Jerald Steinbach

img0681.jpgJerald (Jerry) Steinbach, 90,of Soldiers Grove, passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at the SAnnes Skogdalen Nursing Home in Soldiers Grove.

He was born on September 19, 1926 in Barnum, Wisconsin to John and Mayme (Mullikin) Steinbach.  He was a graduate of Gays Mills High School.  He married Beverly Purington on JUne 23, 1950.  He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1952 to 1954.

He worked for a time at a factory in Janesville.  He eventually purchased a farm near Soldiers Grove.

He is survived by his wife:  Beverly of Soldiers GRove; 1 son:  Randy (Rebecca) of Mt. Carroll, Illinois; 2 grandchildren: James Steinbach of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Michael of Fairplay, Colorado; 1 sister:  Marjorie Nauman of Dubuque, Iowa; 1 sister-in-law:  Dorothy Steinbach; and 3 nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers:  Lyndon and Don Steinbach; 1 sister-in-law:  Colleen Steinbach, and 1 nephew: Lynn Steinbach.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 11 AM at Soldiers Grove United Methodist Church.  Burial will be at the Gays Mills Cemetery at a later date.  Friends may call at the church from 10 AM until time of services.  The Sime Funeral Home of Readstown is serving the family.

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