Eastman, Robert. Robert "Bob" Eastman, age 81, of Reedsburg, passed away suddenly in his home the morning of Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003. Robert, the son of Walter and Ethel Eastman, was born on June 21, 1922, in the township of Wonewoc. While working as a hired hand at the John Anderson farm in the town of Troy, he fell in love with the farmer's daughter, his wife of 56 years, Audrey (Anderson) Eastman. They were married on Aug. 21, 1947, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. Their marriage was blessed with three children, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. During World War II, Robert served in the U.S. Army in Egypt. He later worked as a milk hauler delivering to Wisconsin Dairies. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post 1916 of Reedsburg, and the United Methodist Church. He loved tractors and was an annual exhibitor at the Sauk County Gas and Steam Show. He enjoyed playing pool, dartball and horseshoes. In his retirement years, he went above and beyond his duty when delivering prescriptions for Collins Drug Store (later Phillips Drug), often stopping to visit with customers and helping them in any way he could. His friends and family will not forget his talent for off-the-cuff puns, his boundless energy and endless activity, or the joy with which he approached life. He is lovingly remembered as an adoring and affectionate husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. He will be missed by the many people whose lives he touched. He is survived by his wife, Audrey (Anderson) Eastman of Reedsburg; a son, Glen (Suzanne) Eastman of Reedsburg; two daughters, Sue (Bob) Listol of Oregon, Wis., and Jean (Kurt) Johansen of Reedsburg; six grandchildren, Jamie (Deanna) Ennis of Stevens Point, Joshua (Yvonne Bruze) Ennis of Stevens Point, Nicole Eastman of Minneapolis, Jess Eastman of Delafield, Shea (Kendra) Eastman of Cottage Grove, and Krista Eastman of Reedsburg; four great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty (George) Senger of Merrimac, and Polly (Merlin) Meyer of Reedsburg; two brothers, Walter Eastman of Reedsburg, and Leo (Joyce) Eastman of Baraboo; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Gasner and Lorene (Arlan) Ketelboeter; two brothers-in-law, John (Carol) Anderson and Robert McWilliams; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ethel and Walter Eastman; his stepmother, Mina Eastman; two sisters, Marie (Eastman) McWilliams and Blanche Eastman; a brother, Joseph Eastman Sr.; his mother- and father-in-law, Evangeline and John Anderson; a brother-in-law, Allen Gasner; a sister-in-law, Hope Eastman; two infant sisters and an infant brother. A memorial service for Robert Eastman will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003, in the UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Reedsburg, with Pastor Scott Walters officiating. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the service on Sunday at the church. Farber Funeral Home, Reedsburg, is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Eastman, Joseph D. Sr. Joseph D. Eastman Sr., age 86 of Reedsburg, died Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at Divine Savior Hospital-Extended Care in Portage. He was born on September 8, 1915 in Vernon County, Wisconsin, to Walter C. and Ethel F. (Smith) Eastman. On September 25, 1940 he was united in marriage to Evelyn Hope Vlasak in LaFarge. She preceded him in death on November 2, 1984. Joseph had been employed by Badger Army Ammo Plant. He enjoyed playing the violin and harmonica. He was preceded in death by his wife; daughter, Sharon Perry; grandson, James Michael Eastman; and sisters, Marie McWilliams and Blanche Eastman. He is survived by four sons, Joseph D. Eastman Jr. (Judie) Eastman of Reedsburg, Gary F. Eastman of Baraboo, Donald James Eastman of Reedsburg, Richard Duane Eastman of Reedsburg; son-in-law, Russell Perry of Oshkosh; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Leo (Joyce) Eastman of Baraboo, Robert (Audrey) Eastman of Reedsburg, Walter Eastman of California; sisters, Betty (George) Senger of Merrimac and Polly (Merlin) Meyer of Reedsburg; brothers-in-law, Robert McWilliams of Baraboo and Frank Vlasak of Slinger; sister-in-law, Janice Vlasak of Madison, nieces and nephews, along with other relatives and friends. Funeral services for Joseph D. Eastman Sr. will be conducted 11 a.m., Saturday, June 22, 2002 at the Farber Funeral Home with Pastor Scott Buhrow, Pastor Jeff Silha and Pastor Scott Walters officiating. Burial will follow in Bear Creek Cemetery, LaFarge. Friends may call on Friday from 4-8 p.m. at the Farber Funeral Home and on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. The Farber Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Ehrhardt, Robert John Louis. Robert John Louis Ehrhardt, age 84, of Baraboo, Wisconsin, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at St. Clare Meadows Care Center. He was born on Sept. 11, 1917, in Milwaukee, the son of Max G. and Elizabeth (Kaegler) Ehrhardt. He married Iris Karl Groshell on Oct. 21, 1958. Bob was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving as a Hospital Apprentice 1/C. He was a professional musician for over 60 years playing with the Jack Teter Trio of Milwaukee and the Joyful Jammers of Baraboo. He also served many years as a crossing guard for the city of Baraboo. He was a member of Walnut Hill Bible Church. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Tripoli Shrine in Milwaukee and the Cudahy American Legion Post in Milwaukee. Bob is survived by his devoted wife, Iris of Baraboo; seven children, Robert (Bernadine) Ehrhardt, Jr., of Harshaw, Wis., Judith (Peter) Frank of Hartland, Wis., Linda Ehrhardt of Filmore, Calif., Jerry (Connie) Ehrhardt (Beck) of Oxnard, Calif., Elizabeth (Brent) Lange of Baraboo, Diane (Matthew) Goethel of Farmington, Minn., and Cordell (Barbara) Ernst of Ripon, Wis.; 15 grandchildren, William, Robert, and Mary Ehrhardt, Brandy and Sherri Ehrhardt (Beck), Mike and Steve Frank, Genelle, Dana and Matt Lange, Stephanie, Kristi and Jamie Ernst, and Adam and Mark Goethel; eight greatgrandchildren, Stephanie, William, Kevin, Mitchell, Peter John, Buddy, Nicholas and Timothy; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 22, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Walnut Hill Bible Church with Pastor David Hutchens officiating. Interment will take place in the Veteran's Section of Walnut Hill Cemetery with military honors accorded at the grave. There will be a visitation at the Rago Funeral Home on Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. and also at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Monday. Memorials may be made to the Walnut Hill Bible Church. Bob's sense of humor and love for people touched all those who knew him.
Elfers, Lydia Ella.Lydia Ella Elfers, 100, Loganville, died peacefully in her sleep on July 3, 2004, at Zimmerman Nursing Home, Reedsburg. She was born Nov. 2, 1903, in Westfield Township, the daughter of Fred and Catherine (nee Hennings) Meyer. She was baptized, confirmed and married in St. John's Lutheran Church in Loganville where she was a life-long member. Lydia was born and raised on the farm during "horse and buggy" days and married a young farmer, Edwin Elfers, in 1926. One of their first proud possessions was a used Model T Ford. Lydia enjoyed growing and caring for her flowers inside and outside the house. Card parties with her friends was a favorite social activity. Crocheting kept her fingers busy in her later years. Lydia loved to travel to the West Coast to see her niece, Helen, and to the East Coast, Florida, Mexico, Canada and Europe. She was always up for a car or airplane ride. She loved being a chauffeur for her Loganville friends. Her favorite snack for friends was homemade coffee cake and coffee. Lydia is survived by two sons, John (Dottie) Elfers, Rock Springs, and Henry (Deanna) Elfers, Reedsburg; one granddaughter, Julie (Mike) Strutz, Reedsburg; two great-grandchildren, Richie and Samantha Strutz; and sister-in-law, Vera Elfers. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceding her in death was her husband, mother and father, brother Paul Meyer, and sister Hulda Kohlmeyer. Lydia commented a few days ago that she traveled a long way and that she took the long way around. We are all glad that she did. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 8 at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Loganville with Rev. Duane Daeke officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be today, Wednesday, July 7 at the Hoof Funeral Home in Reedsburg from 4 to 8 p.m. officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. John's Lift Fund or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family
Elmer, Rosa L. Mrs. Rosa L. Elmer, 78, of Valton, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 1968, at her Valton home after a long illness. She was born in Richland County, April 13, 1889, to Mr. and Mrs. William Green, and she married Rev. Dayton Elmer, March 26, 1905. He died Jan. 16 1962. The family lived in various communities where the Rev. Elmer served Wesleyan Methodist churches. She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Francis Lee, Mrs. Everett Mortimer, and Mrs. Lee Elmer, all of Valton, Mrs. Kenneth Rumpe of West Union, Iowa, and Mrs. Charles Sharp of Janesville;' two sons, Clifton of Beloit, and Fred of Stockton, Calif.; 25 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren and several step grandchildren. Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday in the Valton Wesleyan Methodist Church, Rev. Kenneth Rumpe officiating, and burial was in the Valton Cemetery. The Picha Funeral Home in Hillsboro was in charge of arrangements. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and two sons.
Emery, Elizabeth.Elizabeth "Betty" Emery, age 67 of Rock Springs, Wisconsin, died after a long illness on Thursday, August 8, 2002, at Meriter Hospital in Madison. She was born in Baraboo on March 22, 1935, the daughter of Joseph and Lena (Klingenmeyer) Wedekind. Betty married Earl "Red" Emery on March 19, 1953 in St. John's Lutheran Church in Baraboo. She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter, Dawn Marie; two sisters, Delores Otto and Rosemary Wedekind; two brothers Richard and Henry Wedekind. Betty is survived by her husband, Earl "Red" of Rock Springs; five children, Harvey (Linda) Emery of Rock Springs, David (Brenda) Emery of North Freedom, Sheryl (Richard) Zak of Yuma, Arizona, Dennis Emery of Tempe, Arizona and Dana Emery of Baraboo; seven grandchildren, Erin, Jenelle, Amber, Susanna, Natalie, Nathan and Nicholas; two brothers, Joseph (Betty) Wedekind of Baraboo, Jim (Judy) Wedekind of Reedsburg; one sister Irene (Ron) Koleman of Sun City Center, Florida; one brother in law, Joe Otto of Baraboo; one sister in law, Carol Wedekind of Madison; close friends Lisa Bevineau of Baraboo, Walt and Dora Darling of North Freedom; as well as many other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 13, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. in the Rago Funeral Home with Pastor Dianne Vielhuber of the North Freedom & Denzer United Methodist Churches officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut Hill Cemetery in Baraboo. A visitation will be held on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service
Ennis, Leda V. Leda V. Ennis, age 89, of Baraboo, Wisconsin, died on Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at St. Clare Hospital. She was born on September 7, 1913, in Wonewoc, Wisconsin the daughter of Arthur B. and Lulu Belle (Fuller) Ray. She married Clarence J. Ennis on April 7, 1943 in Mauston, Wisconsin and he preceded her in death on October 15, 2001. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and their husbands, Alta and Leo Dempsey, and Erma and Herman Martin. She is survived by her brother, Leland (Anita) Ray of Wonewoc; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, other relatives and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Monday, July 7, 2003 at 12:00 noon with Father Gerald P. Vosen officiating. Interment will take place in Pine Eden Cemetery in Wonewoc at 3:00 p.m. Friends may call at the church from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service on Monday. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church. Rago Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Erdmann, Margaret, D. Margaret D. Erdmann, 89, Hillpoint, died on Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at the Edward Snyder Memorial Nursing Home in Reedsburg. She was born on Oct. 25 1913, in Washington Township, Sauk County, the daughter of Walter and Marie (nee Harms) Goetsch. She married Harold G. Erdmann, who preceded her in death on March 22, 1990. Margaret was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Hillpoint where she was active in the Ladies Guild. Her parents and a daughter, Dorothy, also preceded Margaret in death. She is survived by her children, Virginia (Bill) Smith, Margaret (Wes) Wermund, Glenn Erdmann, Jean (Dwight) Ziech, Eugene (Leslie) Erdmann, all of Hillpoint; 25 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; a brother, Edmund (Lorna) Goetsch, Reedsburg; a sister, Estella Muchow, Hillpoint; many nieces and nephews, along with other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m., Friday, March 7, at St. John Lutheran Church in Hillpoint with Rev. Richard Agenten officiating. Friends may call on Friday from 4 p.m. until the time of the service at the church. Burial will be made on Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in Washington Township. Memorials of remembrance may be made to St. John's Church Hillpoint or the Bethesda Lutheran Home. The Farber Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Ersches, Andrew. The Wisconsin State Journal Friday, August 9, 1968 Cashton – Andrew Ersches, 70, Rt. 3, Cashton, died August 8, 1968 at home. He is survived in Madison by a sister, Mrs. John Golby. The funeral will be at 10 am Saturday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Friends may call this afternoon and evening at the Torkelson Funeral Home where the rosary will be recited at 8 tonight.
Esser, Genevieve Marvis.Genevieve Marvis Esser, 71, LaValle, was born in Stoughton on Sept. 8, 1932 and passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 9, 2004 at home. The daughter of Genevieve (nee Bjordahl) and Robert Nygaard, she married LaVerne William Esser on Nov. 15, 1953. She moved to Reedsburg with her husband and infant son in 1955. She had a varied career, going to work at Cuna in Madison right out of high school. She stopped working for five years until her son was in school. Marvis then worked at Hankscraft Motors in Reedsburg for 11 years until they moved to Madison where she worked as an information processor for Flad and Associates Architecture until her retirement in the late 80s. She returned to Sauk County with her husband and moved to LaValle so could be close to their son and his wife in their short retirement together. Marvis was a competitive person who excelled at all games like shuffleboard and bowling, and could trim anyone's wings playing card games of any sort.
Faber, Betty J. Betty J. Faber, age 55 of Reedsburg, passed away on Wednesday, December 19, 2001 following an automobile accident. She was born on June 14, 1946 in Beloit, Wisconsin, to Donald and Betty DeuVall. Betty was united in marriage to Timothy Faber. She thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Betty also loved to go "antiquing" and her time spent volunteering at the senior meal site in Reedsburg. She will always be remembered for her generosity, her great sense of humor, and her willingness to help others. Betty is survived by her husband, Timothy of Reedsburg; 5 children, Brenda (Joseph) Lowe of Madison, Allan Taylor of California, Tammy (Jim) Mullen of Baraboo, Danny (Lisa) Talley of Camp Douglas, and Tina Talley of Mauston; 10 grandchildren; a brother, Edward DeuVall of Wisconsin; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M., on Monday, December 24, 2001 at the Redlin Funeral Home in Baraboo with the Reverend Paul Trigleth, Deacon officiating. Interment will take place in the Walnut Hill Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday, December 24, from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services, at the funeral home.
Fangmeier, George Albert. George Albert Fangmeier, age 70, of Reedsburg, died on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003, at home. He was born on March 27, 1933, in Madison, the son of Lucille (Schlough) and George V. Fangmeier. He married H. Joyce Schneider on April 10, 1954. George served in the U. S. Army between 1951 and 1953. He received his B.S. from the UW-LaCrosse in 1957 and his M.S. from the UW-Madison in 1974. He taught physical education in the Reedsburg schools for 33 years, retiring in 1990. George also coached and officiated at athletic events. He was a member of the Reedsburg Lions Club, the National Education Association, and the Wisconsin Education Association. During retirement he enjoyed bowling with the Young at Hearts and volunteered for the Reedsburg Area Food Pantry. For five years George volunteered at the Peoria, Ariz., Sports Complex, which benefited youth groups in the Phoenix area. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and was an avid Badgers and Packers fan. Survivors include two sons, David (Elaine) of Apple Valley, Minn., and Brian of Reedsburg; and grandsons, Michael, and Craig. He is further survived by three sisters, LaVonne (Clarence) Frey of Mazomanie, Lois (Earl) Williams of Stoughton, and Mary (Phil) Endres of Mazomanie; a brother, Fritz (Carolyn) of Waunakee; and several nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and a nephew. Private family memorial services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, 1400University Ave., Madison, WI 53706, or the United Methodist Church, 833 Third St., P.O. Box 207, Reedsburg, WI 53959.
Farber, Evan F. Reedsburg Times Press Dec 23, 1995 Evan F. Farber, 84, Reedsburg, died on Thursday at his home. He was born on July 28, 1911, in Winfield Township, the son of Charles Farber & Doris Hinrichs. On Feb 5, 1936, Evan was united in marriage to Loretta Lichte at St. John's Lutheran Church, Reedsburg. This marriage was blessed with 7 children. Evan was a longtime member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Reedsburg. He was preceded in death by his parents and son-in-law Cyrus. Evan is survived by his wife, Loretta in Reedsburg; children, Elaine Mittelsteadt of Cottage Grove; Walter (Arlene) Farber of LaValle; Harland Farber of Reedsburg; Marlene (Everette) Pearsall of DesPlaines; Marian (Lloyd) Earsall of Elroy; Lorna (Walter) Klitzke of Rock Springs; Ardell (Eugene) Westphal of Fort Atkinson; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a brother, Alfred (Adeline) Farber of Reedsburg; a sister, Mildred Huebner of Reedsburg. Funeral services for Evan F. Farber are at 11 am today at St. John's Lutheran Church in Reedsburg with Pastor Charles Wilson and Dr. James Steinbrecher officiating. Burial will follow in St. John's Lutheran Church cemetery. Friends called yesterday at the Farber Funeral Home. The Farber Funeral home has been assisting the family with the arrangements.
Farber, Walter Fred. Walter Fred Farber, 79, 1222 Main Street, Reedsburg died suddenly June 19, 1978 at the Reedsburg Memorial Hospital. HE was born on December 13, 1898 in Reedsburg Township, Sauk County to Julius and Dorothea (nee Schuette) Farber. He was married to Florence Richert May 12, 1922 in St. Peter's Church, Loganville and lived in the Reedsburg area. He was a mechanic and part owner of Walt's Auto Service, Inc., and a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Reedsburg. Survivors include his wife, Florence; two daughters, Mrs. Tom (Helen) Delany of Reedsburg and Mrs. Donald E. (Arline) Prothero of Reedsburg; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services were held Thursday, June 22 in St. John's Lutheran Church, Reedsburg with Rev. James F. Behrens officiating. Burial was in St. John's Cemetery, Reedsburg. Taken from the Reedsburg Paper.
Fearing, Bernard H. “Tom”. Bernard H. "Tom" Fearing, age 73, of Lime Ridge, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003, at home following a three year battle with colon cancer. He was born on Feb. 7, 1930, in Richland County, the son of Claude and Virgie (Gillingham) Fearing. Tom married the former Marlene Siemandel on June 6, 1953, in Lime Ridge. He was part owner and president of Fearing's TV and Appliance in Reedsburg. Tom served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Hillpoint, and served on the church council; was a member and past commander of the Reedsburg V.F.W. Post 1916; a member of the Reedsburg Lions Club; a member and former board member of the Reedsburg Country Club; past president of the Chamber of Commerce; former member of the Lime Ridge School Board and a longtime Outside Director of The Reedsburg Bank. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Marlene; three children, Mary Ann (Brian) Riberich of Loganville, Stephen (Joyce) Fearing of Lime Ridge, and Bernard "Bernie" (Laurie) Fearing of Lime Ridge; five grandchildren, Russell, Jason (Jaime), Rebecca, Stephanie and Elle; a great-granddaughter, Taylor; a brother, Donald (Nola) Fearing of Lime Ridge; three sisters: Lucille (Marshall) Jacobs of Brookfield, Bernice (Tony) Matyas of Reedsburg, and Virginia (Dorsey) Botham of Madison; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Lester Fearing and a sister, Velma Kiefer. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, at ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH in Hillpoint, with the Rev. Richard Agenten officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Reedsburg. Military rites will be accorded by the Reedsburg V.F.W. Post 1916. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the HOOF FUNERAL HOME in Reedsburg. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. John's Lutheran Church in Hillpoint, Reedsburg V.F.W. Post 1916 or Home Health Hospice would be appreciated.
Federman, Alfred A. Alfred A. Federman, age 93, died on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002, in Madison. He was born in Sauk County on March 9, 1910, the son of the late Gustave and Fredericka (Schaefer) Federman. Alfred farmed in the Spring Green/ Black Hawk area and was an avid gardener. He is survived by a sister-in-law, Lena Federman of Baraboo; other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Minnie Federman, Bertha Lusby and Verna Gavol; and five brothers, Gust, Benjamin, Sam, Edward and George. Funeral services will be held at GNEWIKOW-HOOVERSON FUNERAL HOME, Sauk City, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2002, with Pastor Dave Hein officiating. Burial will be in Black Hawk Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Feivor, Fred T. Fred T. Feivor, 84, LaValle, died on Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, at the Reedsburg Area Medical Center. He was born on Feb. 3, 1920, in Cazenovia, the son of Frank and Ethel (nee Mason) Feivor. On April 3, 1937, Fred married Florence Shannon at Bethel Church in Quaker Valley. This marriage was blessed with five children. Fred proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. Fred enjoyed going fishing, especially the trips to Canada. Fred loved spending time with his grandchildren. He would often take them fishing and for boat rides on Lake Redstone. Fred had a good time with the children who would come into Feivor's Market in Ironton. He taught the children about quality of life and life on the farm. His family will miss his beautiful whistling. Fred was preceded in death by his parents; great-grandson, Brad Crouse; three brothers, Perry, Ralph and Bob; sister, Alice. He is survived by his wife, Florence, LaValle; children and their spouses, Doris (Ed Johnson) Feivor, Jacksonville, Fla., Fred (Linda) Feivor, Kenosha, Janet (Roger) Moore, Mukwonago, Alyce Kaye (Jim) Kocal, Madison, and Sherry (Jack) Richards, LaValle; 15 grandchildren, Nanci, Cathy, Jane, Kent, Shane, Greg, Dave, Brian, Kim, Todd, Craig, Rod, Bekki, Emmi and Rich; 20 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Fred T. Feivor will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 13 at the Farber Funeral Home in Reedsburg with Pastor Laverne Ulrichsen officiating. Burial will follow in Resting Green Cemetery, Ironton. Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Farber Funeral Home and on Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. The Farber Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Fenster, Hazel M. Hazel M. Fenster, age 97, of Baraboo, Wisconsin, died on Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at her residence. She was born in Baraboo on August 21, 1904, the daughter of John and Minnie (Schmidt) Bick. Hazel married Harry Fenster on June 23, 1926 in Baraboo and he preceded her in death in 1977. She was a graduate of Baraboo High School and Sauk County Normal School. She also was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and earned graduate credits from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. She was a teacher for over 46 years, mainly teaching 5th grade for the Baraboo School District and Sauk Prairie School Districts, retiring from there after 18 years. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by an infant sister; a brother, John; and a niece, Mary Steinhorst in 1996. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, the Sauk County Retired Educators, and AARP. She is survived by her sister, Jeanne Dorsch of Baraboo; and her nephews, William (Barbara) Fenster of Dolthan, Alabama and Wesley (Cynthia) Fenster of Reedsburg; Dean Steinhorst of Baraboo; many grandnieces and grandnephews; other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 24, 2001, at 1:00 p.m. in St. John's Lutheran Church of Baraboo with Pastor Myron Schwanke officiating. Interment will take place in Walnut Hill Cemetery. There will be a visitation at the church from noon until the time of service on Monday. The Rago Funeral Home is helping the family with arrangements. Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church.
Finder, Marcella M. Marcella M. Finder, 81, Rock Springs, died Saturday, January 12, 1985 at the Sauk County Health Care Center following a long illness. She was born October 7, 1903 in Grant County, Wisconsin to Charles H. and Susan (Klar) Roseleip. She married Arthur Finder on June 1, 1926 in Platteville. He died December 13, 1947. She had been a teacher, former acting postmaster of Rock Springs, charter member and past-president of Reedsburg Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Rock Springs library board member, graduate of University of Wisconsin-Platteville, life-long active member of the Sauk County and Wisconsin Democratic Party, honored November 17, 1983 by Reedsburg Toastmasters for outstanding achievements and contributions to communications excellence and Governor Anthony Earl proclaimed that date as Marcella Finder day. Survivors include two daughters, Mary Farber, Rock Spings, Pat Finder-Stone and Mark Stone (son-in-law), DePere; six grandchildren, Michael Crary, Rock Springs, Patricia Werren, Oregon, Teresa Stone, Washington D.C., Susan Stone-Crane, London, England, Lt. Mark Stone, USN, Phillipine Islands, Matthew Stone, Nenana, Arkansas; five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Tuesday in Sacred Heart Catholic church with Fr. Delbert Klink officiating. Burial was made in Oak Hill cemetery of North Freedom. Scripture service was conducted at the Gant Funeral Home on Monday evening. Memorials may be given to Reedsburg Memorial Hospital Auxiliary or the American Cancer Society. Gant Funeral home was in charge of the arrangements.
Finder, Arthur C. Arthur C. Finder 56, who had been postmaster here for ten years, died at Wood veterans hospital on Saturday, December __ 1947 at 11:20 a.m. He had been in poor health for the past two years and confined to the Wood hospital since July. Surviving him are his wife Marcella, two daughters, Mary Jeanette of Madison and Patricia of Milwaukee, a sister, Mrs. R. T. Schofield, Kimberly, Wis., a nephew and four nieces. Funeral services are to be held on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at the home in Rock Springs with American Legions services at the grave in North Freedom cemetery.
Finnegan, Rosemary.Rosemary Finnegan, age 81, of Reedsburg, died on Monday, Dec. 16, 2002, in the Edward Snyder Nursing Home, surrounded by her family, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on Aug. 11, 1921, in Lyndon Station, the daughter of Victor and Emma (VanHende) DeBaets. On Oct. 28, 1941, she was married to Howard M. Finnegan. Rosemary worked at Gerber for 30 years until her retirement. She later cleaned at the Reedsburg Country Club and also worked at Land's End. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Survivors include three children, Judy (Dennis) Koppen of Reedsburg, Gordon (Debra) Finnegan of Baraboo, and William (Carol) Finnegan of Reedsburg; a daughter-in-law, Gloria (Lowell) Smithback of Janesville; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret Brady of Reedsburg, and Susie Nate of Reedsburg; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard, on May 29, 1990; three sons, Donald, Norman and Gary; a grandson, Michael Finnegan; two brothers, Pat and Emil DeBaets; and a sister, Alice Nate. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002, at SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH, Reedsburg, with Father Thomas Monaghan officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2002, at HOOF FUNERAL HOME, Reedsburg.
Fisher, Belle M. Mrs. Belle M. Fisher, 73, died suddenly Sunday August 23, 1970, in a Garland, TX. Hospital after a heart attack. She was visiting a granddaughter and family. She had also been visiting her son, Robert, and family in San Antonio, TX. She was born in Ironton, August 30, 1896 and was the daughter of Arthur Nobel and Ida M. Mathews. She was married to William F. Fisher on Oct. 10, 1915. They resided in Cazenovia for 24 years. To this union were born three children, William George, Robert William and Genevieve Rose. She was employed and lived for several years at Wisconsin Dells, where she was a member of the Bethany Lutheran church. After retiring from her work at Wisconsin Dells she made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Walter Mortimer and family, Ironton. She attended the United Methodist church. Mrs. Fisher was a member of the Ironton Eastern Star, LaValle Royal Neighbors, the Ironton card club, Ironton Shadyhill homemakers, and the Wisconsin Dells Legion auxiliary. As a member of the auxiliary, she ushered at the Indian ceremonials. Surviving are a son, Robert, San Antonio, TX; a daughter, Mrs. Walter Mortimer, Ironton; and 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Flatt, Sami Shea Irene. Sami Shea Irene Flatt of Mauston passed away unexpectedly on Sunday. August 26, 2001. Sami was born on June 26, 2001 at the Sauk-Prairie Memorial Hospital to Amber Parks and Kevin Flatt. She is survived by her parents, Amber and Kevin; a brother, Justin Flatt; 2 sisters, Brittany and Jessica Flatt; her maternal grandmother, Cindy (Rick ) Weller of Mauston; her paternal grandfather, Lloyd Flatt of Joliet, Illinois; aunts and uncles, Linda Friend, Travis, Tanner, Bobby, Brandie, Katie and Kyle Weller, and Laura DeJournett. Sami was preceded in death by her grandmother, Irene Flatt; a brother, Tyler Parks; and her great-grandfather, Merritt Parks. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, August 30, 2001, at the Redlin Funeral Home in Baraboo with Pastor Michael Dotson officiating. Interment will be in the Westfield Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday, August 29, from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M.; and on Thursday, from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services, at the funeral home.
Fleming, Cleon J. Reedsburg Times Press December 5, 1968 Cleon J. Fleming, 84, Baraboo, a retired Rock Springs area farmer, died Monday in a Reedsburg hospital after a long illness. He was born July 29, 1884 at Rock Springs. Until his retirement in 1941, he lived and farmed near Rock Springs. He was a member of the Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge, Commander and the Order of the Eastern Star. His wife, the former Anna Bittrich, died in 1966. Survivors include two sons, Clare, Energy, IL; and Robert, Richland Center; 4 daughters, Mrs. Ralph Steinmeyer, Hales Corners; Mrs. Gustave Cop, Wauwatosa; Mrs Vernon Swanson, New Berlin; and Mrs. Virgil Alexander, Rt. 1 Rock Springs; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a brother, Edward, Madison. Services will he held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the First Methodist Church, Baraboo, with Rev. Harold W. Singer officiating and burial will be in Walnut Hill cemetery, Baraboo. Masonic rites were held Wednesday night at the Hanson funeral home.
Fleming, Clarence “Pat”. The Wisconsin State Journal Monday, April 9, 1990 Madison/Maitland, Florida - Fleming, Clarence ‘Pat”, age 80, of 102 Ponwood Circle, died Saturday, April 7, 1990 at his home. He was born on March 7, 1910 in the township of Freedom, Wisconsin. Mr. Fleming worked for the Department of Genetics at the University of Wisconsin for over 20 years. He was a tour captain for the Scenic Boat/Tours in Winter Park, Florida during his retirement. Survivors include his wife, the former Gertrude Cleary; a daughter, Beth (Bill) Franken of Middleton; 2 grandchildren, Susan Franken and Steven Franken both of Middleton; 3 brothers, Art (Agnes) Fleming of Fairhope, Alabama, Avan (Esther) Fleming of Lyndon Station, Wisconsin, and Merwin (Anne) Fleming of Riverside, California; 2 sisters, Mary (Wilfred) Kinney of Fitchburg, and Loretta (Don) Geiger of Verona. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother Edwin and a sister Ruth Richardson. Funeral services will be held at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 602 Everglade Dr, Madison, at 10 am on Tuesday, April 10, 1990 with the Rev. James Doyle officiating. Burial in Highland Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 pm on Mon, April 9, at the Joyce Funeral Home, 5701 Odana Rd, where a rosary will be held at 7:30 pm. Memorials may be made to Hospice Care, Inc.
Fobes, Darrell L. Darrell L. Fobes, age 70, of Reedsburg died on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, at the Wisconsin Dells Health and Rehab Center following a short and courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his children, Dan Fobes of Wisconsin Dells, Linda Fobes of Madison, Cathy (Todd) Pierce of Madison, Michelle (Steve) Braithwaite of Madison, and Mary (Kevin) Hudack of Wisconsin Dells; four Grandchildren, Quinton, Kyle, Ann and Travis; his mother-in-law, Lillie Schroeder of Reedsburg; a brother, Merlin (Jackie) Fobes of Beloit, Kan.; sisters, Doris (Edward) Gorman of Basehor, Kan., Bernita (Tillman) Garst of Beloit, Kan., and Phyllis Fobes of Beloit, Kan.; nieces, nephews along with other relatives and friends. funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002 at 11 a.m. ST. JOHN EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, Reedsburg with Dr. James Steinbrecher officiating. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery, Reedsburg, with military graveside rites conducted by the Reedsburg VFW Post 1916. Friends may call on Wednesday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the FARBER FUNERAL HOME. The family requests memorials of remembrance to be made to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.
Foltz, Fred H. Fred H. Foltz, 87 of Wonewoc, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, in the St. Joseph's Nursing Home in Hillsboro. He was born on April 2, 1918, in Summit Township, the son of William and Emma (nee Strampe) Foltz. He was married to Helen Pfaff on September 24, 1940, in St. Paul's Lutheran Church in LaValle. Fred farmed and lived on the family farm for better than 80 years. He had a great love for animals, especially horses. He could play the fiddle and accordion, all by ear. He enjoyed bringing music to others, who in turn enjoyed the good feeling his music brought to them. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Wonewoc. He is survived by his wife, Helen of Wonewoc; daughters, Linda Wildenradt of Wonewoc and Lois (Marvin) Havlik of Mauston; grandchildren, Jill (Shannon) Givler of Camp Douglas and Lisa (Chad) Schlichting of Necedah; great-grandson, Mitchell Schlichting of Necedah; sister, Esther Brandt of Hillsboro; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Monskey of Hillpoint, Loretta Christian of Reedsburg and Verena Pfaff of Hillsboro; brothers-in-law, Glen Pfaff of Hillsboro and Merton Pfaff of Reedsburg; nieces, nephews, cousins along with other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter, Inez Ann; and his brother, Ervin. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Wonewoc with Rev. Kevin Cortez officiating. Burial will follow in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Thompson Funeral Home in Wonewoc and again on Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. The Thompson Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Frambs, Ethel Ellen. Ethel Ellen Frambs, 80, Reedsburg, died Sunday, January 12, 1986 at the Sauk County Health Care Center following a long illness, She was born August 3, 1905 in Winfield Township of Sauk County to David Huntley and Rose (Giffert) Huntley. She married Hubert Frambs on April 29, 1936 in Reedsburg. Hubert died February 19, 1964. Survivors include four sons, Philip, Reedsburg, Lawrence, San Antonio, TX, Ralph, Waukesha, Wilber, Reedsburg; one daughter, (Jeanette) Mrs. Phillip Schultz, Waukesha; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Wednesday in St. John's Lutheran church of Rock Springs with David L. Hein officiating. Burial was made in Narrows Prairie cemetery. Gant Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Taken from the Reedsburg Paper.
Frank, Frank. Frank Frank, aged 7 years, was killed at Ableman last Monday. He was playing with boys of about his own age, and was tied to the horns of a cow by a rope around his body. The cow became frightened and ran, dragging the boy some distance. Dr. Rood was immediately telephoned for and found his neck broken. The boy died a few minutes after the doctor arrived, about one hour after being hurt. The 4 p.m. passenger made a special stop by permission of division superintendent R. A. Cowan. Taken from the Reedsburg Free Press of November 10, 1898.
Frank, James Victor.James Victor Frank, 70 of Reedsburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008, at his home following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on March 2, 1938, in Reedsburg, the son of Harold J. and Mary Mae (Fry) Frank. On May 28, 1966, he was united in marriage to Jean Karen Gibeaut at the United Methodist Church in Lime Ridge. This marriage was blessed with two children. Jim was an admired tractor mechanic at Baraboo Implement Inc. since 1964. He enjoyed working outdoors during the summer with gardening and landscaping projects. He was talented at fixing things and liked do-it-yourself projects. Family time was important to him, especially with his children, grandchildren and niece, Lori. Jim and Jean and their family enjoyed camping, Brewer's games and family vacations to Florida. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Reedsburg. He was preceded in death by his father and his sister, Gayno Joyce Frank, in infancy. Jim is survived by his wife, Jean of Reedsburg; children, Brian (Ingrid) Frank of Mt. Horeb and Brenda (Peter) Merschdorf of Muskego; grandchildren, Kiersten and Ethan Frank and Emma Merschdorf; mother, Mary Frank of Reedsburg; sister, Edna Mae (Clinton) Dunham of Ridgeway; brother, Jerry (Charlene) Frank of Baraboo; mother and father-in-law, Kenneth and Irma Gibeaut of Reedsburg; sister and brother-in-law, Sharon and Jim Warn of Reedsburg; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services for James Frank will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, at the United Methodist Church in Reedsburg with Pastor David Farina officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday from 3 until 7 p.m. at the Farber Funeral Home in Reedsburg and again on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Memorials of remembrance may be made to the UW-Hospital Cancer Research or United Methodist Church in Reedsburg in lieu of flowers. The Farber Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Farnworth, Mrs. Nate. No dates Death of Mrs. Farnworth Mrs. Nate Farnworth, 816 Birch street, died Wednesday evening at 6 o’clock after a long illness with cancer, the last two months suffering much pain. Besides her husband she is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Mattie Weiglow, Fifth avenue, her son, Arthur Farnworth, of Merrimack and one sister, Mrs. Jennie Quiggle, of Galion, Ohio. Deceased was born in Dover, N.H., 64 years ago. The funeral will be held at 10:00 a.m. from the residence and 2:00 at Merrimack, Friday.
Frazier, Blanche (Mayo). Mrs. Ernest Frazier dies of long illness Mrs. Ernest Frazier, 82, 204 Plymouth Street, died Wednesday, April 9, in a nursing home after a long illness. The former Blanche Mayo was born Nov. 21, 1886 in Woodland township. Surviving are three sons, Hartsel Mortimer, 203 South Willow St.’ Delbert Mortimer, Winona, MN.; and Oliver Mortimer, Wisconsin Rapids; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Audrey Osborn, Tampa, Fl.; 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; two brothers, Joe Mayo, Union Center; and Fred, St. Paul, MN.; and sister, Mrs. Carrie Brooks, Union Center. Services were held Saturday in the Hammer funeral home with Rev. Virgil Holmes, pastor of the United Methodist church, officiating, and burial was in the Valton cemetery. ANOTHER OBITUARY Mrs. Blanche Mayo Frazier was born on Woodland Township on Nov. 21, 1886, to Mr. and Mrs. Willis Mayo. In April 1903 she was married to David Mortimer. To this union, four sons were born. After Mr. Mortimer died in 1921, she and the boys lived on a farm near Valton until 1930, when she was married to Ernest Frazier and moved to Adams. The couple lived in Adams and Winona, Mn., until they moved to Dunedin, Fl., where Mr. Frazier died in 1955. Mrs. Frazier died Apr. 9 in a nursing home after a long illness. Survivors include three sons, Hartsel Mortimer, 203 S. Willow St.; Delbert Mortimer, Winona Mn.; and Oliver Mortimer, Wisconsin Rapids; a daughter Mrs. Audrey Osborn, Tampa, FL.; 10 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren; two brothers, Fred Mayo, St. Paul, Mn.; and Joe, Union Center; and a sister, Mrs. Carrie Brooks, Union Center. Services were held Apr. 12 in the Hammer Funeral Home with Rev. Virgil Homes, Pastor of the United Methodist church, officiating, and burial was in the Valton cemetery.
Fredrickson, Ruth Arlene. Ruth Arlene Fredrickson, age 70, of Loganville, died peacefully at home in the presence of her children on Thursday, January 16, 2003. She was born on December 23, 1932 in Bear Valley, Sauk County, Wisconsin, to Lester and Edna (Brandt) Dietz. Ruth retired from the Sauk County Health Care Center after working there for 19 years. Ruth was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Lime Ridge. She was an awesome mother and grandmother. Ruth had many friends. She loved birds, gardening, and also loved to watch figure skating. Ruth was preceded in death by her father and a brother, Ronald Dietz. She is survived by her children: Susan (Richard) Maron of Silver Lake, Terry Scheeler and Chuck Miller of Lyndon Station, Nancy (Jim) Fry of Reedsburg, Deborah Carroll of Mauston, David "Bucket" (Roxanne) Fredrickson of Loganville, Tracy Fredrickson and Poncho Clark of Reedsburg and James (Dana) Fredrickson of Reedsburg; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; mother, Edna Dietz of Reedsburg; brothers, Ted Dietz of Reedsburg, Ken (Helen) Dietz of Columbus and David Dietz of Madison; sisters, Elaine Blakeslee of Whitewater, Audrey Strutz of Reedsburg and Janice (Bob) Tennant of Spring Green; many nieces and nephews, along with other relatives and friends. Funeral services for Ruth Fredrickson will be conducted at 10:00 A.M., Monday, January 20, 2003 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lime Ridge with Pastor Richard Agenten officiating. Burial will follow in the Lime Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday from 4:00-8:00 P.M. at the Farber Funeral Home in Reedsburg and on Monday from 9:00 A.M. until the time of the service at the church. The family request memorials of remembrance in lieu of flowers. The Farber Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Friebel, Marcella G. Marcella Grace Friebel, 94, Reedsburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002 at Heritage Manor in Elroy. She was born on April 18, 1907 in Reedsburg, the daughter of Arthur and Lucy (nee Perry) Buckley. On March 3, 1930 she married Sylvester R. Friebel in Rockford, Ill. Marcella was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters of America. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Sylvester, on June 1, 1988; a granddaughter, Judy; and brothers, Harold and Rollo Buckley, and two infant brothers. She is survived by her daughter, Gwen (Robert) Steinhorst, Rock Springs; five grandchildren, Jim Steinhorst and special friend, Randy Muchow, Tom (Jeannie) Steinhorst, Jean (Richard) McCabe, Nancy (Gerald) Rufenacht and Jeff (Stephanie) Steinhorst; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-granddaughters; brother, Ted (Valera) Buckley, Boynton Beach, Fla.; nieces and nephews, along with many other relatives and friends. Funeral services for Marcella Friebel will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Saturday, Jan. 12 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Reedsburg with Father Thomas Monaghan officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Friends called on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Farber Funeral Home. A scripture service was conducted at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials of remembrance may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Farber Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Friede, Viola Loretta (McClain). Viola Loretta Friede, 62, Lawrence, Kansas, died Wednesday, July 5, 1978, in Lawrence, Kansas at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was born on February 11, 1916 in Platteville to Arthur McClain and Anna Richards and was married on September 6, 1940 in Madison to Emil Friede who died February 25, 1967. She lived in Reedsburg and was a nurses aide and housewife. She was also a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Survivors include one son Richard, Lawrence, Kansas and one daughter (Barbara) Mrs. Wayne Merritt, Mobile, Alabama, five grandchildren; one brother, Arnold McClain, Rockford, Illinois; three sisters, Maude Wehnke, Platteville, Anna Mae Engelke, Platteville, Delores Gehrke, Bothel, Washington. Services were held on Saturday, July 8 at St. Peter's in Reedsburg with Rev. Dennis Hipenbecker officiating. Burial was at St. Peter's Cemetery. Taken from the Reedsburg Paper.
Fry, Nancy (Williams). Mrs. Mose Fry, 84, died Monday (Nov. 13, 1967) at her rural LaValle home after a brief illness. The former Nancy Williams was born in Grant County and was a member of Valton Wesleyan Methodist Church. Survivors include four sons, Lester and Earl, both of LaValle; Clifton, Eagle; and Clifford, Ironton; three daughters, Mrs. Isaac Small, LaValle, Mrs. Harold Frank, Reedsburg; and Mrs. Raymond Good, Wonewoc; a brother Benjamin, Woodstock; 42 grandchildren; and 61 great grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 pm Wednesday in the church. Friends may call after noon today at the Gant Funeral Home here.
Frye, Veletta Jean. Veletta Jean Frye, daughter of Gladys Frye Mortimer and the late Loren Frye, was born in Woodland Township, Sauk County, Wisconsin, on April 4, 1930. She came as the third child of the family and was a real source of joy to the home. Betty, as she was familiarly known among her acquaintances, spent her entire life in the Valton community. She was a graduate of the Hall school and a member of the 1948 senior class of the Wonewoc High School. Her cheery disposition and youthful energy made her especially popular among her classmates and friends. She will be greatly missed in the Valton Wesleyan Methodist Sunday School and W.Y.P.S. where she attended regularly. On Saturday evening March 20, Betty was involved in a car accident and in spite of all that loving hands could do, death came at the break of day on Saturday morning, March 27, 1948. She had reached the age of 17 years, 11 months, 23 days. She was preceded in death by her father, Loren Frye, who passed away in 1939. The following year her little brother Dennis, was laid to rest beside his father. Those who remain to mourn are her mother, Gladys Mortimer, her step father, Oliver Mortimer, who at Betty’s request anxiously waited at her bedside during her affliction; one brother Ezra Frye, four sisters, Neva or Mrs. Donavan Shore of Valton, Dawnene, Sandra and Nancy, all at home; 1 brother-in-law, Donavan Shore, her maternal grand parents and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the Valton Wesleyan Methodist church on Monday afternoon with Rev. G. M. Hahn Officiating. The body was laid to rest under a profusion of flowers in the Valton cemetery.
Fuller, Ross H. Sr. Ross H. Fuller Sr., age 74, of Reedsburg, died of Friday, August 2, 2002 in the Reedsburg Area Medical Center following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on September 16, 1927 in Reedsburg, the son of John D. and Lauretta (Cutsforth) Fuller. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Army. Ross worked as a farmer and later as an operating engineer until his retirement. He enjoyed gardening, hunting and visiting with friends. Survivors include seven children: Harold (Mary) Fuller, of Winthrop Harbor, IL; Evelyn (Jim) Hewitt, of Big Bend; Emmett (Shirley) Fuller, of Baraboo; Joyce (Dave) Pulvermacher, of Reedsburg; Ross Fuller Jr., of North Freedom; Grayce "Mimi" (Dick) Schmitz of Fremont and John (Julie) Fuller, of Cazenovia; sixteen grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two stepchildren: James (Gail) Page, of Waukesha and Jackie (Gary) Beach, of Roscoe, IL; five sisters: Delores (Russell) Mittlesteadt of Reedsburg; Merna (Marvin) Mittlesteadt, of Wonewoc; Agnes Deo, of Michigan; Irene (Julius) Rasmussen, of Madison and Leota Wagner, of Colorado; three brothers: Ted (Rosalie) Fuller, of Rockford, IL; John (Audrey) Fuller, of Madison and Ezra Fuller, of Reedsburg; three sisters-in-law: Ann Fuller-Grossenbacker, of North Freedom; Lois Fuller, or North Freedom and Hazel Fuller, of Beloit; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers: Arthur, Oris and Lloyd. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Tuesday at the HOOF FUNERAL HOME in Reedsburg with Pastor Dianne Vielhuber officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4:00 until 8:00 PM on Monday at the funeral home. The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.