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Trunkel, Edward W.  
Trunkel, Edward W. 98, Greenwood, April 30, 2016, Cuddie Funeral Home
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Published in the Marshfield News Herald on May 3, 2016

Obituaries from the Past Week

Tauscher, Dr. Mary Rose  
Tauscher, Dr. Mary Rose MILWAUKEE - Dr. Mary Rose Tauscher, age 82, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at her home in Milwaukee. Mary Rose was born in Milladore, WI on August 27, 1933 to George and Dora (Haasl) Tauscher. She was an educator for 32 years in music, guidance and counseling, and administration. A strong proponent of education throughout her life, she taught at all levels from elementary through university. Mary Rose earned a Ph.D. in Urban Education from the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee on May 22, 1977. She later joined the faculty of Milwaukee Area Technical College where she taught for 14 years until her retirement in 1995. Mary Rose enjoyed traveling and, as part of a college team, traveled eight times to the Northwest Territories of Canada to live among and study the culture of the Eskimos. She developed a lifelong affinity for Inuit language and culture that inspired the names of her beloved Shih Tzu dogs and the name NANUK on her customized license plate. She enjoyed sharing travel photos and mementos with her many friends and family members, tending her garden, and giving generously to all who knew her. Mary Rose is survived by her siblings, Anna Rudy, of IN, Norbert Tauscher, of Wisconsin Rapids, Gladys Kobishop, of West Allis, Laurene (Jerry) Braunsky, of Auburndale, Agnes (Fritz) Link, of Wisconsin Rapids, Father Donald Tauscher, of Collegeville, MN, Doris Tauscher, of Wisconsin Rapids and Leon (Beth) Tauscher, of Denver, CO; brother-in-law, Robert Pongratz, of Auburndale; sister-in-law, Dianne Tauscher, of Auburndale; and many nieces and nephews. Mary Rose is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Raymond and Dennis Tauscher; a sister Rita Pongratz; two brothers-in-law, Fred Rudy and Harlan Kobishop; and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Tauscher. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 5866 Main Street in Auburndale with Fr. Jesse Burish officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30 A.M. until the time of the service on Saturday at the church. Burial will take place at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery. The family would like to thank Horizon Hospice for their loving care of Mary Rose and especially her nurse, Megan. Memorials can be directed to the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee: MONROE - TAUSCHER FUNERAL HOME in Delavan is assisting the family. Please visit us at
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Published in the Marshfield News Herald on Apr. 30, 2016
Thornton, Margaret E.  
Thornton, Margaret E. Margaret E. Thornton, 81, Marshfield, died with her loving family by her side on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Marshfield, with Rev. Eric Berns officiating. Burial will take place in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. The visitation will be held on Wednesday from 9:00 am until service time at Our Lady of Peace Church. Rembs Funeral Home is assisting the family. Margaret was born on May 20, 1934 in Shullsburg, WI, the daughter of Cletus and Florence (Murray) Wolfram and was a 1952 graduate of Shullsburg High School. She then went on to attend the University of Wisconsin, Platteville. After her education, Marge worked at Farmers Mutual Insurance for a number of years in Madison, WI. Marge was united in marriage to John M. Thornton on June 25, 1955 at St. Matthew's Catholic Church in Shullsburg. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 25, 2015 with family. Marge and John lived in Marshfield where they were longtime members of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. Marge enjoyed winters in Arizona, golfing, shopping, Friday fish fries, garage sales, and her flowers. Her greatest joy was her family. She especially loved and enjoyed time with her grandchildren who always spent special time with Grandma in the summer. Marge is survived by her loving husband, John, and their children, Sherri (Ron) Torrison of Milton, WI, Prudence (Tom) Ballweg of Waverly, IA, Colleen (Dave) Johnson of Marshfield, and John (Lisa) Thornton of Marshfield. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 9 Great Grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents and a brother and sister-in-law, John and Glenda Wolfram. Memorials may be designated in Marge's name to Marshfield Medical Foundation for cancer research. Condolences may be sent online to
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Published in the Marshfield News Herald on May 2, 2016
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