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Frances Murray Bedford, 98, renown musician and UW-Parkside legend passes away

Obituary for Frances Murray Bedford September 17, 1924 – April 6, 2023 Frances Murray Bedford, 98, died on April 6, 2023, in Caledonia, Wis. Frances Murray Bedford Frances was born at Murray Hill Farm near Oregon on Sept. 17, 1924, to Avon Herschel and Mabel Jean (Milne) Murray. She graduated as valedictorian from the Oregon […]

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Marshall ‘Jerry’ Jerome Merrill, 85, was an avid model railroader who always lent a helping hand

Obituary for Marshall ‘Jerry’ Jerome Merrill January 18, 1938 – March 25, 2023 Marshall Jerome Merrill, “Jerry”, age 85, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, March 25, 2023. He was born on Jan. 18, 1938, the second of seven children of Rodney and Ruth (Nee: Thomas) Merrill, in Racine, where […]

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Margaret Mary Caretta, 90, enjoyed reading and theatre

Obituary for Margaret Mary Caretta Surrounded by her loving family, Margaret Mary Caretta, age 90, passed away peacefully Monday, March 20, 2023, following an unexpected stroke. She was born in Racine on Oct. 7, 1932, the daughter of Harry and Margaret (Nee: McMahon) Drier. Margaret Mary Caretta Margaret graduated from St. Catherine’s High School “Class […]

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Josephine Sophie Lock, 91, ‘grandma teacher,’ was an artistic inspiration

Obituary for Josephine Sophie Lock Josephine Sophie Lock, age 91, passed away Friday, March 3, 2023, at Froedtert Pleasant Prairie Hospital. She was born in Sheboygan, WI, on Sept. 29, 1931, the daughter of the late Walter and Mary Zawatzke. Josephine Sophie Lock Josephine was employed by Western Publishing for several years until her retirement. […]

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