Argyle Obituaries
Gerald W. Bruehlman of Argyle, WI

Gerald W. Bruehlman age 52 of Argyle passed away peacefully on February 23, 2015 at his home. He was born June 8, 1962 in Monroe, WI, the son of John William and JoAnne Helen (Isely) Bruehlman. Gerald lived in Argyle his entire life where he worked for the village of Argyle as street and water superintendant for 28 years. Due to a brain tumor he was no longer able to work but could be seen walking the sidewalks of the village that he once took great pride in maintaining.
Gerald is survived by his wife, Michele, at home; his parents: John and JoAnne Bruehlman of Argyle; his children: Nadean (Gene) Ho, Myrtle Beach, SC, Kevin Bruehlman, Argyle, Kyle (Kasey) Bruehlman, Monroe, WI, Brock Bruehlman and Erin Bruehlman, both at home; four grandchildren: Barry, Ella Buckley, Kruz and Luna Ho; his two brothers: Loren (Kristi), Jim (Lisa Bina) Bruehlman both of rural Argyle; and one sister: Chris (David) Goff, Fairbanks AK. He was preceded in death by one sister: Laurel Bruehlman; and his sister-in-law: Marjean Bruehlman.
Gerald was a member of Cornerstone Lutheran Church in Argyle and very active in many capacities in the church. He served a number of terms on its church council, some as its president and also on Cornerstoneís building committee. He also taught adult Sunday school and filled the pulpit at a number of churches in the area over many years. Gerald will always be remembered by his family and friends for having a strong faith. He was very active on a local level where he was a member of Argyle-Adams fire department and successfully competed in a number of water fight competitions throughout southwest Wisconsin as their nozzle man and won numerous trophies. Gerald was also a member of Argyle-Adams Ambulance service for many years and on a county level, served as a Lafayette County Deputy Coroner for six years. He enjoyed playing euchre, golf and collecting Red Wing Pottery. Gerald was proud of his Hole-in-one at Ludden Lake and winning couples league with Michele a number of times at Yellowstone Golf Course.
A funeral service will be held Friday, February 27 at 11:00 A.M. at Cornerstone Lutheran Church (1540 Old Highway 81, Argyle, WI 53504) with Rev. Ron Brubakken and Rev. Richard Ewing co-officiating. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Argyle. A visitation will be held Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 4:00 until 8:00 P.M. at Cornerstone Lutheran Church. The Erickson Funeral Home in Argyle is serving the family. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Geraldís name

Tom B. Ritschard of Argyle, WI
Tom B. Ritschard, age 59 of Argyle, WI passed away Friday, February 6, 2015 at Monroe Clinic in Monroe, WI. He was born on November 6, 1955 to Delbert H. and Darlene J. (Boeck) Ritschard in Monroe, WI. Tom graduated in 1973 from Argyle High School. He was united in marriage to Dorothy E. Flanagan on May 22, 1976 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Argyle, WI. Tom grew up in rural Argyle. Tom and Dorothy first began farming on the Ritschard family farm in rural Argyle before working at Ritschard Brothers Shirtprinting in Argyle. He later owned and operated Heartland Graphics in Monroe. Tom retired in 2014 and began working for Thunder Bridge Trading Company of Argyle and Monroe.
Tom is survived by his wife Dorothy at home; his mother Darlene Bernet, Argyle, WI; his children: Nicole (Curt) Allison, Argyle, Stephanie (Jeff) Hochhausen, New London, WI, Paul (Anna) Ritschard, Monroe, WI, and Kurt Ritschard, Argyle; 8 grandchildren: Natalie, Jenna, and Brooke Allison, Hannah Hochhausen, Lyla, Isaiah, and Ezekiel Ritschard, and Harper Ritschard; brothers: Cal Ritschard, Columbia City, IN, Dean (Jackie) Ritschard, Monroe, Scott (Tammy) Ritschard and Keith (Tina) Ritschard both of Argyle; sisters: Lorna Mick, Argyle, and Ann (Jerry) Thompson, Dodgeville, WI. He was preceded in death by his father on August 6, 2014; his father and mother-in-law: Chester and Augusta Flanagan; and his step-father: John Bernet.
Tom loved following all of his grandchildrenís activities over the years and traveling with his wife and family. He enjoyed playing golf as a family. Tom was an avid Argyle Orioles fan and looked forward to scorekeeping during Argyle girlís basketball games while watching his children coach the team. He was the Adams Township Treasurer for a number of years. He was a true Packers, Badgers, and Brewers fan. Tom will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his family and friends.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. at Argyle High School with Rev. Daniel L. Bohlman of Apple Grove and Yellowstone Lutheran Churches officiating. A luncheon will follow the memorial service. A visitation will be held Wednesday from 4:00 P.M. until time of service at Argyle H.S. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at
For those who prefer, a memorial fund has been established in Tomís name.

Karen Noble of Woodford, WI
Karen J. Noble, age 73 of Woodford, WI passed away Thursday, February 5, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born April 7, 1941 to Albert W. and Eva R. (Vesperman) McKinstry in Creston, IA. Karen graduated from Lancaster High School in 1959 and later received a book keeping degree from Madison Business College. She was united in marriage to Ernest L. Noble on March 10, 1961 at West Wiota Lutheran Church. Karen grew up in Lancaster, WI. Following her graduation from Madison Business College she met her husband at Dairy days in Platteville, WI. They then moved to California returning to Southwestern Wisconsin to farm from 1961 until 1971 when they moved to the Wiota/Woodford area. Karen then began working at Micro Switch in Warren, IL for 18 years. After her retirement she drove truck with her husband for 10 years.
Karen is survived by her husband Ernie at home; their children: Rejeana (George) Nelson, Pewaukee, WI, Richard (Patricia) Noble, Argyle, WI, Rhonda (Bob) Sweeney, Woodford, WI, Robin (Tim) Frankowski, Monticello, WI, and Reva (Kevin) Harwick, Warren, IL; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and her sister: Karla (Joseph) Schwantes, Lancaster, WI. She was preceded in death by her mother and father; step-father Carl Edge; and a brother: Dennis McKinstry.
Karen was a member of Wiota Lutheran Church and its WELCA, Argyle Red Hatters, Wiota Firemenís Auxiliary, and the Gratiot Homemakers; she was also a Tri-Hi 4-H leader. She enjoyed spending time with her family and adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Karen was an avid Wisconsin Badgers and Green Bay Packers fan. She looked forward to playing Euchre with her friends. However, the highlights of her last few years were following her familyís activities. Karen will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her family and friends.
Funeral services will be held Monday, February 9, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Wiota Lutheran Church, 6682 State Road 78, South Wayne, WI 53587, with Rev. Luke Smetters officiating. Burial will be at West Wiota Lutheran Cemetery. A visitation will be held Sunday, February 8, 2014 from 4:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the Wiota Lutheran, and Monday from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at the church. Online condolences may be left for the family at
For those who prefer, a memorial fund has been established in Karenís name.

Morris J. Fernstaedt of Argyle, WI
Morris J. Fernstaedt age 57 of Argyle, WI passed away Thursday, February 5, 2015 at his home. He was born January 23, 1958 to Merlen J. and Mona M. (Klaas) Fernstaedt in Monroe, WI. Morris graduated from Orangeville, IL High School in 1976. He grew up in Orangeville until moving to Adams Township, WI in Green County in March of 1978 where he farmed with his parents.
Morris is survived by his brother: Mark (Linda) Fernstaedt, Magnolia, DE; three sisters: Marsha (Gary) Lindmark, Rochelle, IL, Monica (Steven) Coon, Freeport, IL, and Marlys (Mike) Slater, Crest Hill, IL. Morris was preceded in death by his mother on May 20, 2013, and his father on May 21, 2014.
Morris was a member of Blanchardville United Methodist Church and Green County Model Rail Roaders. He enjoyed collecting and running model railroads, gardening, and working around the yard. Morris was also an avid Chicago Blackhawks fan.
A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 12:00 P.M. at Erickson Funeral Home, 801 East Milwaukee Street, Argyle, WI 53504. A visitation will be held from 11:00 A.M. until 12:00 P.M. on Saturday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Morrisí name.