Shullsburg Obituaries
Genevieve M. Edge of Shullsburg, WI
Genevieve M. Edge, age 91, of Shullsburg, WI, passed away Monday, December 15, 2014, at Monroe Clinic Hospital in Monroe, WI. She was born December 21, 1922, in Shullsburg the daughter of John and Mary (Brannan) Gille. Genevieve graduated as Salutatorian for the class of 1941 from Shullsburg High School. She was united in marriage to Lyle Edge on April 9, 1942, at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Shullsburg. Genevieve lived and farmed in Shullsburg Township with her husband until moving into the City of Shullsburg in 1966. In 1967, she worked as a Nurses Aide at the Shullsburg Home. In 1977, Genevieve became manager of the Shullsburg Home until her retirement in 1987. She also gave care to the Jeannie Tregoning family for two years.

Genevieve is survived by six children: Robert (Barbara) Edge of Shullsburg, Kenneth (Cathy) Edge of Rockford, IL, Richard (Cindy) Edge of Windsor, WI, Susan White of Prairie Village, KS, Mary Ann (Allen) Poppy of Shullsburg, and Patti (Tom) Black of Darlington, WI; 21 grandchildren; and 46 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Lyle in 1981; one brother: Thomas Gille in 1982; one sister: Eileen McWilliams-Pluemer in 2010; and one son-in-law: John White in 2006.

Genevieve was a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church and its Council of Catholic Women. She was an avid genealogist and was a member of Lafayette County Genealogical Society, where she served as its past secretary. Genevieve loved attending all of her grandchildren’s sporting events. Genevieve’s family will always remember her for her knitting and for making Christmas stockings for her entire family. She enjoyed feeding the birds and working in her flower garden.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, December 20, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 344 North Judgement Street in Shullsburg with Rev. Joji Reddy of St. Matthew Catholic Church and a close family friend Rev. Mick Moon of St. Francis of Assisi in Belleville, WI, concelebrating. Burial will be in St. Matthew Cemetery in rural Shullsburg. A visitation will be held Friday, December 19, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 4:00 p.m. at O’Flahrity-Erickson Funeral Home, 235 North Judgement Street in Shullsburg and a visitation will also be held Saturday, December 20, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at O’Flahrity-Erickson Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ericksonfuneralhome.com.

For those who prefer, a memorial fund has been established in Genevieve’s name.
John "Hans" Ubersox of rural Shullsburg, WI
John “Hans” Ubersox, age 89, of rural Shullsburg, WI, passed away Monday, December 1, 2014, at Lafayette Manor in Darlington, WI. He was born February 27, 1925 Seymour Township, WI, the son of Frederick and Hannah (Christen) Ubersox. Hans attended Glenville School. He was united in marriage to Berny Mayne on February 8, 1945 at Grace Lutheran Church in Darlington. Hans lived in the Shullsburg area, where he farmed for over 50 years.
Hans is survived by his wife: Berny at home; five children: Dave (Christine) Ubersox of South Wayne, WI, Christine (Larry) Leitzinger of Monroe, WI, Ron (Jeannie) Ubersox, and Randy (Connie) Ubersox both of Shullsburg, and Bill (Jeanne) Ubersox of Grand Junction, CO; 14 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; two brothers: Butch and Chuck Ubersox both of Shullsburg; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one great-granddaughter: Garrett Ubersox; five sisters: Rose Dennler, Lydia Teutschmann, Frieda Monahan, Celia Schwartz, and Ann Herman; and five brothers: Walter, Frank, Bill, Fritz, and Bob Ubersox.
Hans was a life long member of Immanuel United Church of Christ in Darlington. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his family and friends.
Funeral services will be held Friday, December 5, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Immanuel United Church of Christ, 339 East Louisa Street in Darlington with Rev. Carol Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Union Grove Cemetery in Darlington. A visitation will be held Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 4:00 until 8:00 P.M. at O’Flahrity-Erickson Funeral Home, 235 North Judgement St., Shullsburg, WI and on Friday from 10:00 A.M. until time of services at the church. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ericksonfuneralhome.com.
For those who prefer, a memorial fund has been established in Hans’ name.

Marilyn L. Schollmeyer of Shullsburg, WI
Marilyn L. Schollmeyer, age 78, of Shullsburg, WI, passed away Sunday, November 30, 2014, at Lafayette Manor in Darlington, WI. She was born December 2, 1935 in Shapville, IL, the daughter of John and Shirley (Koester) Duerr. Marilyn grew up in Shapville. She was united in marriage to Aelred “Al” Schollmeyer on September 11, 1954 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Cuba City, WI. Following her marriage she farmed with her husband in Seymour Township until 1986 when they moved into the City of Shullsburg. In 1987, Marilyn began working outside of the home. She began working at Ben Franklin in Darlington and later at both the Brewster House and at Coughlin’s Christmas Store in Shullsburg before retiring.

Marilyn is survived by her husband: Al; her seven children: Mary (Paul) Becker of Rio, WI, David Schollmeyer, Wally (Suzanne) Schollmeyer, and Mike Schollmeyer all of rural Shullsburg, Richard (Judi) Schollmeyer of Stoughton, WI, Jane Schollmeyer of Spokane, WA, and Steve (Marcia) Schollmeyer of Middleton, WI; her 12 grandchildren: Pete (Kathy) Becker, Amy (Mike) Madison, Jason (Daisy) Becker, Jeff (Andrea) Becker, Lisa (Mike) Clark, Emily (Adam) Redfearn, Joe Schollmeyer, Katie Schollmeyer, Matthew (Lindsey) Schollmeyer, Mark (fiancée Annie Smith) Schollmeyer, Allison Schollmeyer, and Ryan Schollmeyer; 13 great-grandchildren; and one sister: Jenelda Splinter of Dubuque, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers: Stanley, James, Robert, and Donald Duerr; and one sister: Darlene Griffin.

Marilyn was a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church in Shullsburg and its Council of Catholic Women. She was also a member of the Red Hat Ladies of Shullsburg and Seymour Homemakers. Marilyn enjoyed spending time and traveling with her family. She made a quilt for each of her family members. She thoroughly enjoyed the Shullsburg Library, and believed strongly in supporting Shullsburg businesses. Marilyn appreciated the Shullsburg Meals on Wheels program and felt it was of great importance to the community.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, December 4, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 344 North Judgement Street in Shullsburg with Rev. Joji Reddy officiating. Burial will be in Our Lady of Hope Cemetery in Seymour Township, WI. A visitation will be held Wednesday, December 3, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at O’Flahrity-Erickson Funeral Home, 235 North Judgement Street in Shullsburg with a prayer service at 4:00 p.m. and a visitation will also be held Thursday, December 4, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of mass at the church. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ericksonfuneralhome.com.

For those who prefer, a memorial fund has been established in Marilyn’s name.
Joseph "LeRoy" McCauley of rural Shullsburg, WI
Joseph “LeRoy” McCauley, age 87, of rural Shullsburg, WI, passed away Wednesday, November 26, 2014, at Southwest Health Center in Platteville, WI. He was born April 16, 1927 in Shullsburg the son of Frank and Mary (O’Leary) McCauley. LeRoy lived in rural Shullsburg on the McCauley family farm. Following his graduation from Shullsburg High School in 1945 he joined the United States Army and served as a Clerk-Typist. LeRoy was honorably discharged in 1946. After his return home from the service he went to work for Victor Mortell at his gas station in Shullsburg for a short time before working as a welder and fabricator for Leo McKendry. LeRoy then owned and operated his own repair and welding shop in rural Shullsburg until he began working for Truck Country in the mid 1960’s. He retired in 1989. LeRoy was united in marriage to Rita Felder on April 22, 1948 in Guttenberg, IA.

LeRoy is survived by his wife: Rita at home; two sons: Steven (Bernie) McCauley of Lancaster, WI, and Richard McCauley of rural Shullsburg; one granddaughter: Kathleen (Aaron) Troxel; and one great-granddaughter: Alayna Troxel. He was preceded in death by his parents.

LeRoy was a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church in Shullsburg and of the Studebaker Drivers Club. He enjoyed spending time with his family. LeRoy also enjoyed going on a couple of trips a year with Tri-State Tours and taking care of his 1954 Studebaker pick-up, his 1973 LTD Ford, and his 1978 Ford Courier pick-up, which all remain in mint condition today.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, December 1, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 344 North Judgement Street in Shullsburg with Rev. Joji Reddy officiating. Burial will be in St. Matthew Cemetery in rural Shullsburg. A visitation will be held Sunday, November 30, 2014, from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at O’Flahrity-Erickson Funeral Home, 235 North Judgement Street in Shullsburg with a rosary service at 2:00 p.m. and a visitation will also be held Monday, December 1, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of mass at the church. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ericksonfuneralhome.com.

For those who prefer, a memorial fund has been established in LeRoy’s name.
Joseph Shepherd of Shullsburg, WI
Joseph Shepherd, age 70, of Shullsburg, WI, passed away Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, IA. He was born July 30, 1944 in Leadmine, WI, the son of Kenneth and Olivene (Harris) Shepherd. Joe lived in Shullsburg all of his life. He was drafted into the United States Army in 1965 and was stationed in Korea. Following his honorable discharge in 1967 he returned to Shullsburg. On July 3, 1970, he was united in marriage to Kay Andrews at Centenary United Methodist Church in Shullsburg. Joe drove for Freymiller Trucking and later McMorhan Trucking in Shullsburg. He was later a mechanic for Babler Trucking in South Wayne, WI. Joe retired in 1999. He then became an escort driver for Lafayette County Veterans until 2012.

Joe is survived by his wife: Kay at home; Timothy L. (Amy Evans) Shepherd of Shullsburg, Tracy (Barry) King of Darlington, WI, Thomas (Jenelle) Shepherd of Cuba City, WI, and Kristy (David) Champion of Roscoe, IL; 10 grandchildren: Kendra and Trenton Shepherd, Brian King, Amber (Justin) Tranel, Bruce (fiancée Lindsay Bloom) King, Nicholas (fiancée Emily Mitchell) King, Courtney King, Riley and Cassidy Shepherd, and Lucas Champion; one great-grandson: Jonah King; one brother: Jerome (Donna) Shepherd of Shullsburg; five sisters: Sharon (Mike) Burtzlaff of Tuscan, AZ, Sally (Stanley) Torstenson of Twin Lakes, WI, Susan (Leslie) Torstenson of Darlington, Sandy (John) Seiz of Cleveland Heights, OH, and Nancy (James) Schleicher of Lake Geneva, WI; his mother-in-law: MarJean Andrews of Shullsburg; one brother-in-law: Dennis (Beverly) Andrews of Maple Grove, MN; two sisters-in-law: Sharon Eggleston of McFarland, WI, and Lynn (Dan) Schmitz of Rochester, MN; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his father-in-law: Leonard Andrews; a brother-in-law: Mike Eggleston; and a nephew: Robert Torstenson.

Joe was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church in Shullsburg, a member and past commander of the McCann-Richards American Legion Post #105 of Shullsburg, current commander of Shullsburg VFW #10533, Disabled American Veterans, Kooties, The 40/8, and a past member of the Shullsburg Fire Department. He enjoyed volunteering in the community and helping anyone he could when they were in need. Joe will always be remembered by his family for their camping trips to Chetek and watching the Packers on TV.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, November 29, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Centenary United Methodist Church, 226 West Church Street in Shullsburg with Rev. Jeffrey A. Meyer officiating. Military rites will be accorded by the McCann-Richards American Legion Post #105 of Shullsburg. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Shullsburg at a later date. A visitation will be held Friday, November 28, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at O’Flahrity-Erickson Funeral Home, 235 North Judgement Street in Shullsburg. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ericksonfuneralhome.com.

For those who prefer a memorial fund has been established in Joe’s name.
Return To Top
James Ronnerud Lafayette County Genealogy Research