Monica Emogene Ballweg, age 81, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Roxbury on Friday,
December 13, 2013. She was born in Spring Green on September 7, 1932 to the late William T. and Myrtle E. (Soul) Slaney. She graduated from Dodgeville High School. Monica grew up and worked on the family farm with her siblings for many years. She later took a job with the Iowa County Highway and Sheriff's Department as a secretary, and later retired from the Wisconsin Department of Taxation in Madison. She was proud of her Irish heritage, enjoyed bowling, visits to the casino, traveling with her husband, and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her husband, LaVern of Roxbury; three stepsons, Doug (Myra) Ballweg of Roxbury, Randy Ballweg of Pensacola, Florida, and Troy Ballweg of Madison; 5 step-grandchildren, Brian (Cindy) Ballweg, Brent (Angel) Ballweg, Sarah (Matt) Reich, Taurry Ballweg, and Jamie Ballweg; five siblings, Agnes Backes, Erma (Charles) Sarahan, Marjorie (LeRoy) Faultersack, Joyce (David) Williams, and William (Carolyn) Slaney; brothers and sisters-in-law, Lorna Slaney, Lois Slaney, Darlene Ballweg, Melvin (Alice) Ballweg, Margie (Romie) Ripp, Kathy Ballweg, Carol Jean (Don) Acker, Martin (Kathy) Ballweg, Marlene (Marvin) Hellenbrand, Phyllis (Milo) Breunig, Lois Krantz, Patsy Jessing, and Sharon Ballweg; many nieces and nephews, other relatives, and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four siblings, Lyle, Maurice, George, and Marcella Slaney; brothers-in-law, Paul Backes, Danny, Roger, Wilfred and Clarence Ballweg; and sister-in-law, Lucille Ballweg.
As per Monica's wishes, a private family Memorial Mass was held on Friday, December 20, 2013 at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Verona, with Fr. William Vernon officiating.