Lantern Project: Since October 2013, Hope House has joined with other domestic violence programs around the state by implementing the Lantern Project. For our part in this statewide project, we added to the lamppost in front of Hope House a purple wreath. We will turn on the light for a week every time there is a death related to domestic violence in Wisconsin. We will post information online about the person(s) that was killed. If you drive by our building and see our lamppost on, please reflect on the deadly impact that domestic violence has on our communities. We know the list of stories we post here is incomplete. We strive to learn about and share these stories but know that there are some that we and the media miss. If you see a news story of a death in WI related to domestic violence and don't see it posted here, please feel free to let us know about it here. Thank you.
Obituary: "Linda L. Munz-Kline age 53 of Prairie du Chien passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at her home. She was born October 15, 1962 in Prairie du Chien the daughter of Francis and Colleen (Douglas) Munz. Linda attended West Grant High School and later graduated from Southwest Technical School with a degree in accounting. She was most recently working as an over the road truck driver for Swift Transportation. She enjoyed shooting pool and riding motorcycles. She is survived by her children, John and Steven Gates both of Monona, IA, David (Danielle) Gates of Highland, WI, Ross Travis (Maria) Schilgen and Michael Munz both of Prairie du Chien, Stephanie (Andrew) Kenning of St. Cloud, MN, Her mother Colleen Munz of Prairie du Chien, her sister Michelle (Holly) Little and her brother Dennis Munz and his partner all of Prairie du Chien, 15 grandchildren, aunts and uncles; Sally Laidig, Randy Hahn and Jerry (Kathy) Fennel. She was preceded in death by her father.A memorial service will be Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the Garrity Funeral Home Chapel in Prairie du Chien with Rev. James Weighner officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9:00 AM until the time of services A private family inurnment will be later."
News Story: "A Georgia man faces an intentional homicide charge in the Wednesday death of his girlfriend in the Crawford County town of Bridgeport.Authorities found Linda Kline, 53, dead outside her house on Velvet Lane about 12:20 a.m., according to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department. Her sister and boyfriend Jimmy McDaniel, 48, also were at the house. Police arrested McDaniel Thursday at a Prairie du Chien hotel while he was waiting for a ride to the La Crosse Regional Airport for a flight back to Georgia, according to the department. Prosecutors are expected to file charges next week."