COLUMBUS—Joseph H. Mayr Sr. age 92, passed away on Monday, July 15, 2019 at the Columbia Health Care Center in Wyocena. He was born on March 24, 1927 to Julius and Katherine (Schnell) Mayr in Marathon County. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1946 to 1949. Joe was married to Dolores “Lorr…

Gary W. H. “G. Wentworth” Smith, age 78, Columbus/Sun Prairie, was called home on Monday, July 8, 2019. He was born on Sept. 5, 1940, in Seattle, Wash., to Howard and Violet (Quammen) Smith. Gary was a 2001 graduate of Edgewood College, earning a bachelor’s degree. He served in the U.S. Navy…

Adrian J. Powers, 76, Elba, a dairy farmer for 50 years, passed away on Monday, July 1, 2019, at home surrounded by family after a long battle with Mantle Cell Lymphoma. Adrian was one of six, born to F. Adrian and Marcella Powers on March 26, 1943, in Columbus, Wis. He attended college at M…

Elaine W. Beier, 80, of Columbus was called to her heavenly home by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, June 30, 2019.

Donald E. “Don” McKay, 89, Fall River, passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2019, at Randolph Heath Services, in Randolph. Born in 1929, Don was the son of George and Thelma (Norton) McKay. He graduated from Columbus High School in 1948, and continued into the Farm and Industry Short Course in …

Jim Gay, 67, of Minnetonka, Minn., passed away due to complications of esophageal cancer, on May 30, 2019.

Tierney Ann (nee Powers) Skalitzky, 57, passed away June 18, 2019, at home surrounded by family after a brave battle with glioblastoma. A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m., June 22, at ST JEROME CATHOLIC CHURCH, Columbus. Friends and family may gather at the church on Saturday morning, f…

PORTAGE—Mavis E. LaVigne, age 89, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 15, 2019 at Our House Assisted Living in Portage, surrounded by her children.

M. Wayne Cornford, 80, of Pardeeville, passed away July 12, 2019, at the Columbia Healthcare Center, where he had resided for almost two years.

Robert "Bob" W. Becker, 73, of Pardeeville, passed away peacefully July 12, 2019, in the Columbia Healthcare Center, surrounded by his family.

Betty Jean Schmidt, age 81, of Portage, Wis., died on Sunday, July 7, 2019, at Divine Savior Hospital in Portage.

James R. Dott, 89, of Rio, passed away on Friday, July 12, 2019, at Agrace Hospice in Fitchburg. He was born on September 2, 1929, in Blanchardville, Wis., the son of Elmer and Gladys (Rickey) Dott. He married Lois Kenefick on January 5,1952, in Rio, Wis.

Joseph A. Vosen, age 60, Cross Plains. The world has lost a great musician, songwriter, playwright, philosopher, friend, and true gentleman in every sense of the word. Joseph A. Vosen, age 60, Passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchurg. He was born t…

Michelle “Mitzie” Manley, age 61, of Portage, Wis., died unexpectedly on Saturday, July 13, 2019.

Ronald “Ron” A. Baker, age 49, of Portage, passed away at UW Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin on July 2, 2019. He was born on January 31, 1970, in Rockford, Illinois. Ron was united in marriage to Tammy on July 7, 2007.

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George R. Andler, 98, Columbus, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at Dycora Transitional Living in Beaver Dam.

Alfred G. Geiger Jr., 89, Columbus, passed away with his family at his side Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at Columbus Community Hospital.

Delmar Alvin Berndt Sr., 86, Columbus, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on March 29, 2019.

Russell J. Kazmarek, 79, went to his forever home in heaven on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

Clyde J. Purvis, 70, Columbus, died Sunday, March 31, 2019, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, surrounded by many who loved him.

Thomas A. “Tom” Waterworth, 73, Fall River, died unexpectedly Sunday, March 31, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family.