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Obituary Index

Find obituary listings in The Gazette. Currently, the index covers 1973-2023 plus selected obituaries from prior years. This online index is continually updated and maintained by HPL staff and volunteers.

Search this database to find obituaries and death notices printed in The Gazette. The database currently covers obituaries from January 1976 through December 2021. We are continually updating the database.

After getting the date and page number of the newspaper issue with the obituary, you may access the microfilm at Hedberg Public Library to make a copy for a small fee or contact the library for assistance 608-758-6600 or

For Luther Valley Dunbar entries, contact their historical society.


Obituaries can be searched by

  • name of the deceased
  • name of the spouse
  • date of death
  • date of birth
  • date the obituary appeared in The Gazette.

Remember to use the following date format: dd/mmm/yyyy (15 Apr 1987).

For additional help, contact Hedberg Public Library's Adult Services at
608-758-6600 or

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