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Madonna M. Tranel

Published: Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
Madonna M. Tranel

MONROE, Wis. – Madonna Marie Tranel, 80, of Monroe, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. She owned and managed Slender Center Weight Loss in Monroe and Freeport for 15 years. 

She was born June 25, 1933, in Dubuque, Iowa, the daughter of George and Gertrude (Koenig) Frommelt. Madonna married Richard Tranel on Oct. 10, 1953, at Sacred Heart Church in Dubuque. She was a member of St. Victor Catholic Church in Monroe.

Surviving are her husband of Monroe; daughters, Sandra (Birge) Braun of Browntown, Wis., Michelle (Frank) Johnson of Sterling, and Tammy Tranel, Jacqueline (Dick) Wyss, and Angele Tranel, all of Monroe; son, Roch (Kat) Tranel of Libertyville; sister, Lucille Hartford of Farley, Iowa; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Donald, Art, and George Frommelt; and sisters, Marcella (Nick) Behnke, Ruth (Herman) Behnke, Bernice (Earl) Kiefer, and Marie Frommelt, all of Dubuque.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Monday and the Mass of Christian Burial at noon Monday at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church in Monroe, with the Rev. Larry Bakke, celebrant, officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Monroe. Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home of Monroe is handling arrangements.

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