Tauber, Ronald R. Ronald R. Tauber, age 66, of Rock Springs, died Wednesday, July 6, 2005 at home. He was born on Nov. 17, 1938 in Baraboo, the son of Robert and Ruth (Slezak) Tauber. He was united in marriage to Ann (Turner) Burris on Dec. 21, 1999. Ronald proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. His parents; a brother, Paul Tauber, and his first wife, Shirley Tauber, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Ann Tauber of Rock Springs; sons, Dennis (Karen) Tauber and Mark (Susan) Tauber, both of Harrison, Ark.; stepchildren: Larry (Carmen) Burris of Loganville, Lisa Burris of North Freedom, Tamara (Erin) Lavender of North Freedom, Michelle (Harry) Zastrow of North Freedom, Eric Burris of Sauk City; brother, Peter Tauber of Texas; sisters, Linda (Carroll) Jorde of Minnesota, Barb (Jim) Fargen of Reedsburg, Rita Bollinger of Texas; 16 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews, along with other relatives and friends. Funeral services for Ronald R. Tauber will be conducted at 1 p.m., Saturday, July 9, 2005 at the Church of God in West Baraboo with Pastor Bill Haskins officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in North Freedom. Friends may call on Saturday from noon until the time of the service at the church. The Farber Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Tauber, Paul M. Paul M. Tauber, 59, Loganville, beloved husband, father and grandfather, died on Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on July 30, 1944, in Baraboo, the son of Robert and Ruth (nee Slezak) Tauber. On May 1, 1965, he married the former Janice C. Lawsha. Paul was employed at Big Joe Manufacturing in Wisconsin Dells for 30 years until his retirement in 2000. He enjoyed farming, working with his horses and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Jan Tauber; a daughter, Tammy (Mike) Hinze, Hillsboro; a son, Tim (Rhonda) Tauber, Loganville; seven loving grandchildren, Erika, Tony, Travis and Nathan Hinze, Miranda, Nicole and Jessica Tauber; two brothers, Ron (Ann) Tauber, Rock Springs, and Peter Tauber, Manvel, Texas; three sisters, Linda (Carroll) Jorde, Winona, Minn., Rita Ballinger, Magnolia, Texas, and Barb (Jim) Fargan, Reedsburg; his aunt, Ruth Tauber, Baraboo; other relatives and friends. Paul was preceded in death by his parents and sisters-in-law, Shirley and Margie Tauber. Memorial services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hillpoint with the Rev. Richard Agenten officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 until 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Hoof Funeral Home in Reedsburg. A special thanks to Dr. Flygt and his staff, also to Home Health Hospice, especially Laurie Muchow, for the care and compassion given to Paul and his family. The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.
Terry, Anna B. Anna B. Terry, age 105 passed away on Monday, July 15, 2002. She was born September 20, 1896 in Kilbourn (Wisconsin Dells), Wisconsin, the daughter of Jerome and Margaret (Morrissey) Baggot. She was a graduate of Wisconsin Dells High School. While growing up in the Dells, Anna always spoke fondly of her work with the Bennett Family Studio and of her work as a rural mail carrier. In the winter with her horses, and the summer with her Model T, Anna enjoyed delivering the mail as well as the news of the day to her patrons who were her many friends waiting eagerly by their mailboxes. On September 1, 1926, Anna married Patrick Leo Terry at St. Cecilia Church in Wisconsin Dells. The couple farmed on Highway 33 in the Town of Delton and started their family. Patrick passed away on April 25, 1937. After the sudden death of her husband, Anna did her best to hold the farm and her young family together. She worked at the Island Woolen Mill, St. Mary's Ringling Hospital, and as a lab technician at Badger Ordnance Works. She was both our mother and our father. Through some very special but difficult times, she always remained positive. The importance of family and faith were taught by example. Though Anna's voice was soft, her words spoke volumes. Some of her most memorable advice, now being passed on to a fourth generation, is as follows: "We will never have to worry as long as we have each other." "You have your name and your credit; keep them both good." "You do what you think is right." "There is no such word as can't. You can do anything you put your mind to." "If you are unable to say something good, it would be better not to speak." "Just because everyone else is jumping off the cliff, you don't have to." And always, "I will be praying for you." Anna was active in St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Baraboo, St. Joseph's CCW, Webster Prairie Homemakers, and the Wisconsin Dells Tuesday Club. She enjoyed gardening and was an avid reader and writer. In addition to her husband Patrick, Anna was preceded in death by an infant son, Edward Terry; a daughter, Mary Margaret (Terry) Todd; a great-grandson, Alexander Terry; her parents, Jerome and Margaret Baggot; her brothers, Gerald, Leo, and Matthew Baggot; and her sisters, Margaret Tangney, Helen and Mary Baggot. Anna is survived by her children, Rose Ann (Robert) Smith of Colorado Springs, Thomas Terry of Baraboo, Ellen (Fred) Kohlhapp of LaValle, Patrick (Charlene) Terry of Baraboo, and Colleen Terry of Pewaukee; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; other relatives and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, July 19, 2002 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Baraboo with Father Lorin Bowens officiating. Interment will take place in St. Michael's Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday, from 9:30 A.M. until the time of Mass, at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorials to be made to the St. Joseph's Building Fund or Endowment Fund, or to a charity of your choice. The Redlin Funeral Home in Baraboo is assisting with arrangements. Anna's family would like to extend a very special thank you to the staff of the Health Care Center who were so kind to her and gave her such good care during her last years. We will be forever grateful.
Thieding, James H. James H. Thieding, 59, Loganville, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 9, 2003, while fulfilling a lifelong dream. He was born on May 11, 1943, in Reedsburg to Henry and Evangeline (nee Hamburg) Thieding. On Jan. 25, 1964, he married Diane Mary Thompson at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Reedsburg. Jim loved his family (especially the grandchildren), friends, hunting, traveling and the earthwork/general contracting business he and his wife Diane created. His father, Henry, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Diane; children, Jeffrey (Laurie) Thieding, Loganville, and Jodi (Michael) Whalen, Loganville; grandchildren, Crystal Whalen, Jason Whalen, Olivia Thieding and Jenna Thieding; mother, Evangeline Thieding, Loganville; father and mother-in-law, Ralph and Evelyn Thompson, Reedsburg; brothers, Kenneth Thieding, Loganville, and Robert (Jane) Thieding, Hillpoint; sister, Susan (William) Doria, Monee, Ill.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Douglas (Jane) Thompson, Madison, Danny (Sally) Thompson, New Castle, Ind., and Dale (Marcie) Thompson, Reedsburg; other aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral services for James H. Thieding will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 19 at St. Johns Ev. Lutheran Church in Reedsburg with Pastor Ronald Rasmussen officiating. Burial will follow at St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery in Loganville. Friends may call on Friday from 4 until 7 p.m. at the Farber Funeral home in Reedsburg and on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Memorials of remembrance may be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Church of Loganville Restoration Fund. The Farber Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Thies, Edna Emma Martha (Lutterman). Edna Emma Martha Thies, age 83, of Reedsburg, died on Monday, February 5, 2001 at the Edward Snyder Nursing Home in Reedsburg. She was born on February 25, 1917 in Westfield Township, Sauk County, the daughter of Henry William and Emma (Voss) Lutterman. She was married to Carl Martin Thies on November 16, 1941 at St. John Lutheran Church in Loganville. This marriage was blessed with four children. Her husband Carl preceded her in death on July 20, 1994. Edna was a long time member of St. Peter's Ev. Lutheran Church in Reedsburg, where she served as a member of the Ladies Aid for over 40 years. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her children: Carl (Cynthia) Thies of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Lowell Thies of Elkhorn, Edith (James) Barnhart of Marshall and James (Judy) Thies of Baraboo; four grandchildren; Lance (Anne) Thies, Adam Thies, Darcy Barnhart and Alicia Barnhart; sisters; Esther Fuller of Madison, Lydia Pickar of Reedsburg, Evelyn Froehlich of Reedsburg; nieces, nephews along with other relatives and friends. Funeral services for Edna Emma Martha Thies will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 8, 2001 at St. Peter's Ev. Lutheran Church, Reedsburg with Rev. Kevin J. Kohnke officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter's Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. at the Farber Funeral Home and on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Memorials may be made to St. Peter's Radio Fund in lieu of flowers. The Farber Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. Taken from the Reedsburg Independent.
Thom, Mrs. Ben. Baraboo News Herald (WI) Mon, May 29, 1961 Mrs Ben Thom, 68, of Baraboo, passed away Sunday evening at St Mary's Ringling Hospital. Mrs. Thom had been active both in church and club work in Baraboo. She was a member of the First Methodist Church, the Ladies Aid, WSGS of the church and was presently head of the primary Sunday school department. Surviving are her husband; 2 sons Robert of Neenah & Rollo of Baraboo; daughter Lorraine (William) Bothell of Baraboo, and 7 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Thursday afternoon at 3:30 at the First Methodist Church with Reverend A. Henry officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the Hanson Funeral Home on Wednesday evening from 7-9.
Thomas, Adeline (Hinz). Wisconsin State Journal, 7/6/2003 MADISON - Adeline Thomas, age 86, passed away on Thursday, July 3, 2003. She was born on Oct. 30, 1916, in the Town of Freedom, Sauk County, the daughter of the late Edward and Ella (Driefke) Hinz. Adeline married Homer Thomas on Nov. 16, 1940. He preceded her in death on Nov. 12, 1983. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Pearl Rohde. Adeline was employed by General Casualty Insurance from 1960 until her retirement in 1981. She was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Middleton. Adeline enjoyed reading, word puzzles, and cross-stitching, but most of all, cherished the time spent with her family and close friends. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy (Rick) Paris of Colgate; two sons, Richard (Bonnie) of Middleton and Stuart (Lynn) of Verona; five grandchildren, Rick (Mary Beth) Thomas, Karen (Eric) Kreuser, Kevin, Kelly and Lisa Thomas; four great-grandchildren, Jacob, Emily and Zachary Thomas and Gannon Kreuser; her brother, Edward (Janice) Hinz of Reedsburg and other very special relatives and friends. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Funeral services will be held at ST. LUKE'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 7337 Hubbard Ave., Middleton, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 8, 2003. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday, July 7, 2003, at the GUNDERSON WEST FUNERAL HOME, 7435 University Avenue. (near Parmenter St.), Middleton and also on Tuesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to HospiceCare, Inc., Wheelchair Recycling or the American Heart Association. Gunderson Funeral Home 608-221 5420
Thomas, Harold Lloyd. Harold Lloyd Thomas, age 73, formerly of Fairfield Township, Sauk County, Wisconsin, died of Parkinson's Disease at his home in Norwood, Massachusetts, on Sunday, August 19, 2001. He was born in Baraboo on December 3, 1928, the son of Frank and Eva (Davis) Thomas. Mr. Thomas attended Baraboo High School and graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he played in the university band. While living in Baraboo he also played the organ on a radio program broadcast from the Al. Ringling Theatre. Mr. Thomas joined the U.S. Army in 1951. He served in the European Theater and stayed in the reserves until 1957, attaining the rank of sergeant. In the early 1970s, he moved to Washington, D.C. where he was employed by the National Association for Security Dealers. He also worked for the Midwest Stock Exchange in Chicago and the Internal Revenue Service in Boston. Mass. He later transferred to the Treasury Department of the State of Massachusetts from where he later retired. Survivors include his sisters, Phyllis of Indian Wells, Calif., Floyce of Silver Spring, Maryland; his brothers, Gordon of Orlando, Florida, and Delbert of Altoona, Wis. Graveside services will be held at Fairfield Cemetery on Saturday, September 8, 2001, at 11:00 a.m. The Rago Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Thompson, Howard Earl. Howard Earl Thompson, age 77, of Baraboo, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002, at his home. Howard was born on May 11, 1925, in Rutland, Wis., to Harold and Edna (Lawrence) Thompson. He attended Brooklyn public schools. In 1943, he enlisted in the Navy Seabees and served in the Pacific Islands. He married Amanda and they enjoyed many years together until she passed away. He is survived by three brothers, Leonard (Donna) Thompson of Madison, and Harlow (Ethel) Wolfe and Lyle Thompson of Fair Hope, Ala. Howard's wishes were to have private services. Redlin Funeral Home, Baraboo, is assisting the family.
Thompson, Anne P. Anne P. Thompson, age 83 of Baraboo, passed away on Tuesday, August 19, 2003 at St. Clare Meadows Care Center following a brief battle with cancer. She was born on April 18, 1920, the daughter of Peter and Milla (Johnson) Severson, in Fairchild in Jackson County Wisconsin. Anne graduated from Carlson School and was confirmed in Price Lutheran Church in 1934. On November 3, 1935, she was united in marriage to Floyd Arnold Thompson at the Lutheran Parsonage in Trempeleau County, Wisconsin. She and Floyd owned and operated Thompson's Jewelry Store in Baraboo from 1946 until they retired in 1981. Anne was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Baraboo. She had a special love for animals. Survivors include her husband, Floyd Thompson of Baraboo; her longtime friend and associate, George Albrecht of Baraboo; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Eisenhart of Baraboo and Frances Hanson of Union Grove, Wisconsin; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Anne was preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter, Beverly; and several half sisters and brothers. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, August 21, 2003 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Baraboo with Pastors Deb and Steve Ohrtman officiating. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, August 22, 2003 at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Price, (Jackson County), Wisconsin, with Pastor Greg Ofsdahl officiating. Friends may call from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services on Thursday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Baraboo. The Redlin Funeral Home in Baraboo is assisting with arrangements.
Thorne, Vera Kathryn (Smith). Vera Kathryn (Smith) Thorne, age 100 of Baraboo, formerly of Reedsburg, died on Thursday, February 14, 2002, at St. Clare Meadows Care Center. She was born on October 7, 1901 in Reedsburg, Wisconsin to Clark and Sarah (Townsend) Smith. Vera married Harris Thorne on October 22, 1919. They farmed together for 25 years at their first home on Grote Hill Road. They were happily married for sixty-six years. Vera loved cooking for friends and family. We remember with great joy her Hickory nut cake. After selling the farm and moving to Sauk City, she worked as a cook at a restaurant and enjoyed the friends that she made. Their last move was to Baraboo where they enjoyed their vegetable garden and grew huge tomatoes. She loved the mountains, birds, flowers, family and friends. Even in her last days, she enjoyed singing and watching the clouds. Her hobbies were crocheting and embroidery. She is survived by 3 daughters, Juanita Greenwood of Baraboo, Betty Kelly of Murphy, North Carolina, and Bernice (Wally) Resa of Raymondville, Texas; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 32 great-great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Winifred Kinser of Florida; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harris; her parents; two sisters; three brothers; two sons-in-law; and two great-granddaughters. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, February 19, 2002, at the First Presbyterian Church in Baraboo with Pastor David Gilmore officiating. Interment will take place in the Greenwood Cemetery in Reedsburg. Friends may call on Tuesday, February 19, from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services, at the church. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. Her beautiful smile will be missed. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at St. Clare Meadows for the great care given Vera throughout her stay with them.
Thorpe, Haold A. Harold A. Thorpe, age 90, of Baraboo, passed away on Friday morning, December 14, 2001, at St. Clare Hospital. He was born on October 26, 1911, in Owen, Wisconsin to Albert and Adolfina Thorpe. Harold had once been employed as a pro baseball player with a minor league in California. He enjoyed carpentry throughout his life. He once owned and operated a produce store in Winona, Minnesota, and later served as a Produce Manager for C & P in Madison for several years. Harold's last employment was with Stoughton Trailers, until his retirement in 1976. He was considered a sports fanatic, an excellent gardener, and a bird expert by his family and friends. He is survived by 8 children, Harold W. "Skip" (Lynn) Thorpe of Oshkosh, Elizabeth Ortiz of Ridgeway, Richard Thorpe of Dallas, Texas, Deborah (Gerald) Roehl of Janesville, Cheryl (Tom) Hayes of Baraboo, Michael (Jeanne) Kearns, Patrick (DeeDee) Kearns, and Gregory Kearns; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marguerite Sagos of Milwaukee, and Evelyn (Ray) Geraldson of Chicago, IL; a sister-in-law, Aagot Thorpe of Madison; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Harold was preceded in death by his parents and eight other siblings. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 18, 2001, at the New Life Community Advent Christian Church in Baraboo with Pastor James Crouse officiating. Interment will take place in Walnut Hill Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Thurow, Vella Elizabeth (Piehl). Vella Elizabeth Piehl Thurow was born February 14, 1914 to Otto and Elizabeth Boldt Piehl in Winsor Township near Arlington, SD. Vella was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church, Arlington, SD. She graduated from Arlington High School in 1932. She was united in marriage to Erwin Thurow on September 12, 1934. They lived and farmed at Ramona, SD until 1946 when they moved to Madison, SD. From 1951 to 1955 they owned and operated the Franklin Store south of Madison, SD. They moved to Madison until 1958 when they moved to Waverly, IA until 1961 when they moved back to Madison. Vella worked as a proofreader for many years. She was also a baker at the Madison Community hospital for 6 years. In retirement they lived in Arlington, SD, Madison, SD and in 1987 moved to Deerfield, WI and then to Baraboo, WI. Vella lived with son Eldon at Eureka, SD for 4 years before moving back to Baraboo, WI where she lived at the Anne Elizabeth Reese Memorial Home and then to Saint Clare Meadows Care Center until her death on Tuesday evening September 9, 2003.
Todd, John A. John A. Todd of Lake Delton passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2003 while enjoying his camper at the K-D Campground, at the age of 71. John was born on May 15, 1932, the son of Jack and Olive (Sabb) Todd, in Chicago, Illinois. He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Todd of Lake Delton; 2 children, Lillian Jordon and Michael Todd, both of Texas; 2 stepsons, Richard (Valerie) Schad of Spring Valley, MN, Donald (Kari) Schad of Phoenix, AZ; 1 brother, Richard Todd of Yuma, AZ; 3 grandchildren, Johnny Todd, Gary Schad, and Tammy Schad; a great-granddaughter, Mikayla; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends. John was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 9, 2003 at the Redlin Funeral Home in Baraboo with Pastor David Farina officiating. Friends may call on Wednesday, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services, at the funeral home.
Tortorice, Susan Simonetta Ableman.Susan Simonetta Ableman Tortorice passed away peacefully, and at that amazing crack of thunder at 6:19 p.m., with family members at her side on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, in Kirkland, Wash. She was born on Sept. 8, 1914, in Madison, Wis., to Samuel and Maria Simonetta. She grew up in the Greenbush neighborhood in Madison and lived most of her life in the Madison area, including Berlin, Baraboo and Columbus. In 1950, she married Roger S. Ableman and they resided in Baraboo with their two daughters, Carolyn and Lori, until the early death of her husband in 1959. She returned to Madison with her girls, where she pursued a career as an administrative secretary for the dietary department of University Hospital. She married Victor Tortorice, who preceded her in death in February 1993. She was known for her love of music, enjoyment of playing the piano, and her gregarious, warm personality. Her last years were spent happily residing in Bothell, Wash., at Riverside Landing, where she made lasting friendships. She is survived by her two daughters, Carolyn Ableman (Craig Soper) and Lori Montgomery; and her six grandchildren, Lea Soper, Zachary Clark, Matthew Soper, Samuel Montgomery, Stefan Clark and Hannah Montgomery. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Tony Simonetta; and her sister, Sandy Patton. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, at REDLIN FUNERAL HOME, 201 Eighth Ave., Baraboo. She will be laid to rest in Baraboo next to her first husband. Arrangements are by Evergreen Funeral Home, Everett, Wash.
Trachsler, Kenneth C. Kenneth C. Trachsler, age 72 of Baraboo, died on Wednesday, February 4, 2004 at St. Clare Hospital. Ken was born on November 15, 1931 in the town of Franklin, Sauk County, Wisconsin, the son of Verne and Agnes (Ruhland) Trachsler. On May 20, 1954 he married Lorraine VerVoort at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Wisconsin Rapids. He was the owner and operator of Ken's Electric Motor Repair Shop in Baraboo for many years and managed the Town of Baraboo Recycling Station. Ken was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Baraboo. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine of Baraboo; his daughter, Kim (Bruce) Ardelt of Tomah; two grandchildren, Jonathan Ardelt of Madison and Katie Ardelt of Tomah; four sisters, Marie (Eric) Westedt of Loganville, Betty Oetzman of Loganville, Helen (Eugene) Luedtke and Faye (Blaine) Tourdot both of Reedsburg; two brothers, Verne (Adeline) Trachsler Jr. of Baraboo, and Duane Trachsler of Plain. He was preceded in death by a sister, Marcella Rohde; a brother, Ace Trachsler and his parents. A Memorial Mass was held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Baraboo on Saturday, February 7, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. Fr. Lorin M. Bowens officiated. The Rago Funeral Home is assisting the family. Taken from the Reedsburg Paper.
Traxler, Josephine M. Josephine M. Traxler, age 81 of Baraboo, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 17, 2002 at St. Clare Meadows Care Center in Baraboo, in the company of her family. Josie, the daughter of Joseph and Jenette (Smith) Lindsay, was born on May 31, 1921 in Baraboo and had been a resident all her life. She was married to Eugene E. Traxler on April 15, 1939 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Baraboo. Eugene and Josie founded the Baraboo Asphalt Company in 1947, and incorporated in 1969, keeping it a family-owned business. She retired in 1986. Mrs. Traxler was a life-long member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Baraboo. She is survived by 2 sons, Phillip (Paula) Traxler of Baraboo, Gerald (Barb) Traxler of Baraboo; 1 daughter, Jolene (Bill) Crowley of Baraboo; 5 grandsons, Mike Knoop and friend, Lisa, John (Heidi) Traxler; Thomas (Liz) Knoop, Joseph (Libby) Knoop, Rob (Kara) Traxler; 3 granddaughters, Teri (Keith) Kimball, Laura (Brad) Lois, Sandie (Steve) Rohrer; 12 great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1993; her parents; two sisters; three brothers; and a grandson, James Knoop. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 22, 2002 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Baraboo with Father Gerald Vosen officiating. Interment will take place in the Walnut Hill Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday, June 21, from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the Redlin Funeral Home in Baraboo; and from 10:00 A.M. until the time of Mass at the church.
Trussell, Agnes. Agnes Trussell passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at the Maplewood Nursing Home at the age of 89. Agnes was born on June 15, 1912 to Lester and Effie (Bennett) Trussell and lived all her life in Baraboo. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her sister and brother-in-law, Iva and Alfred Krueger. Agnes is survived by her nieces, Betty Krueger of Baraboo and Debra (Bruce) Yngsdal of Sauk City; 2 great-nieces, Heather (Tom) Minor of Baraboo and Meaghan Yngsdal of Sauk City; one great-nephew, Nathan Yngsdal of Sauk City; 2 great-great-nieces, Jessica and Jordyn Minor; a great-great-nephew, Justin Minor of Baraboo; and other relatives and friends. There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place. Memorials may be made to the Maplewood Nursing Home in Sauk City, the Rainbow House in Baraboo, or a charity of your choice. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Tuhus, Amund. Amund O. Tuhus, 79, a longtime Loganville general store operator, died suddenly Sunday, Oct. 4, 1970, while traveling in Spain with his wife. He had retired from the store and sold it about 15 years ago to Paul Roewer after operating it for nearly 50 years. He purchased the store from the late John Riggert. He came to the Loganville area from Viroqua. He was a veteran of WWI and a member of St. Peter's Lutheran church, Loganville, in Reedsburg, he was a 50 year member of the Masonic lodge, Chaper and Commandery. He belonged to the Consistory and Zor shrine in Madison. He was a director of the Farmers and Merchants bank. Surviving are his wife, the former Valera Riggert; two daughters, Mrs. Donald Oncken, Stoughton, and Mrs. Ralph Carlson, Norwalk, CT., six grand-children; two brothers, Kenneth, Madison; and Sidney, in Florida; and two sisters, Mrs. Esther Coleman, Viroqua; and Miss Mabel Tuhus, Madison. Services will be arranged at the Gant Funeral Home, 1130 East Main Street. Taken from the Reedsburg Paper of 10-10-1970.
Tuhus, Valera R. (Riggert). Valera R. Tuhus, age 90, of Reedsburg, died on Friday, April 11, 1997 in the Skaalen Sunset Home in Stoughton. She was born on August 5, 1906 in the Village of Loganville, the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Schuette) Riggert. She was a graduate of Reedsburg High School and a 1929 graduate of the University of Wisconsin. On September 14, 1929 she was united in marriage to Amund O. Tuhus. The couple lived in Loganville where they owned and operated the General Store until 1950. They enjoyed traveling a great deal until 1970 when her husband died while they were visiting Spain. Valera was an active and faithful member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Loganville until 1979 when she moved to Reedsburg and transferred her membership to St. John Ev. Lutheran Church. She continued to be active in church activities especially the women of the church and St. John's Lutheran Church Foundation. Valera was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary; the Reedsburg Memorial Hospital Foundation Board; Queen of Sheba Chaper #26, Order of the Eastern Star and the Reedsburg Country Club. Survivors include two daughters; Karen (Donald) Oncken, of Stoughton and Sandra (Ralph) Carlson, of Wilberham, Massachusetts; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Amund, on October 4, 1979; her parents and a sister, LaVeta Riggert. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 1997 at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Reedsburg with Pastor Charles Wilson officiating. Interment was in St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery in Loganville. The family received friends from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service on Tuesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. John Lutheran Church Foundation or the American Heart Association would be appreciated. Valera loved her family, church and friends and continually tried to walk in the path of righteousness. The Hammer-Hoof Funeral Home in Reedsburg served the family. Taken from the Reedsburg Paper.
Turton, Walter. Baraboo News Aug. 4, 1938 Walter Turton Dies Today Walter Turton, a resident of Baraboo for many years, died this morning at his home on Mound street. He was aged about 78 years. The deceased had been confined to his home for more then 27 years by fractured vertebrae which he sustained when he accidentally fell from a locomotive in the Baraboo yards of the Chicago and Northwestern railway. He was employed as a fireman at the time of the accident. Only survivor of the deceased is his widow, a son, Roy Turton, having preceded him in death here a few years ago. Funeral services are to he held Monday afternoon at 2:30 at the First Methodist church.
Turton, Henrietta. Baraboo News Wednesday, Jan. 3, 1951 Mrs. Henrietta Turton, 87, for many years a resident of Baraboo, died at a Reedsburg hospital yesterday, following a stroke of a few hours previous. Survivors include three nephews, Dr. Guy Sheils, of Baraboo, Kenneth Shiels, Madison, and Henry Schiels of Chicago, and a niece, Miss Lena Shiels, Madison. She was preceded in death by her husband Walter and two sons, Roy and Forrest. The funeral of Mrs. Turton will be held on Friday afternoon at 2:30 at the Scheible funeral home and burial will be made in Walnut Hill cemetery. The Rev. Harold Singer will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home this evening 7 to 9.
Tuttle, Adeline S. Adeline Slaby Tuttle, age 88 of Baraboo, passed on peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 7, at Our House Assisted Care Center. Adeline was born on Sept. 20, 1915 in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Peter Joseph and Katherine (Kmilcik) Slaby. Adeline's parents immigrated to the United States in the early 1900s; Peter Slaby from Poland and Katherine from Czeckoslovakia. They founded Mrs. Slaby's Noodles, a business that evolved from a home-based mom and pop operation to the manufacturers of a product chosen by NASA to be food for the astronauts because of the noodles exceptional quality. Adeline worked as office manager of Mrs. Slaby's Noodles in Berwyn, Ill. until she became a licensed beautician. Adeline's parents owned a cottage on the North Shore of Devil's Lake State Park where she worked at the Chateau during the summer of 1947. It was during that summer that she met her future husband, Ralph T. Tuttle Sr., the park manager of Devil's Lake. Ralph and Adeline married on Jan. 19, 1948 in Riverside, Ill. Adeline was a homemaker during the early years of her marriage while she raised three children with Ralph. During this period they lived in the park manager's residence in Devil's Lake State Park. She returned to her profession as a beautician and worked for many years at Wedel's Beauty Salon and later at Spurgeon's Department Store where she enjoyed serving area residents. Adeline was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Order of the Eastern Star Baraboo Chapter No. 21. Her hobbies included sewing, ceramics, and swimming. She also loved taking walks to Devil's Lake. One of her greatest pleasures was traveling. She and Ralph traveled to Hawaii, England, Switzerland, Germany, Egypt, and Israel as well as throughout the United States. She also had traveled to France and Italy. She especially loved visiting art museums during her travels. Adeline is survived by her devoted children; her son, Ralph (Kathy) Tuttle Jr. of Baraboo; her daughter, Mary Lou (Moshe) Angel of Plainview, N.Y.; five grandchildren, Sarah, Anna, Betty, Ron, and Eyal. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph; one daughter, Betty Jane; one granddaughter, Rachel; a brother, Jerry Slaby; and a sister, Helen Krieger. Funeral services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church on Friday, Feb. 13, at 11 a.m. with Pastor David Gilmore officiating. Burial will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Rago Funeral Home on Thursday, Feb. 12, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and again at the church from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. A Order of the Eastern Star service will be held Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation.
Tyler, Harold J. Harold J. Tyler, age 88, of Baraboo, died on Saturday morning, Aug. 30, 2003, at St. Clare Meadows. He was born on June 6, 1915, in the Town of Ironton, Sauk County, the son of Frank B. and Grace (Selden) Tyler. He served with the U.S. Army from October 1940, until he retired from the service in September 1962, attaining the rank of Master Sergeant. On Aug. 24, 1963, he was married to the former Leona Muchow Pfeil. Harold also worked at Badger Ordinance and at Hankscraft before his retirement. He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church and a lifetime member of the Reedsburg V.F.W. Post 1916. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Survivors include his son, William Tyler of St. Cloud, Minn.; his daughter, Mary Ellison of Lakewood, Colo.; his step-son, Eugene Pfeil of Kenosha; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four brothers, Francis of Madison, Elmer of Reedsburg, Evan of Baraboo, and Joseph (Ellen) of Janesville; two sisters, Ruth (Rolland) Westerman of Reedsburg, and Virginia Williams of Madison; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Leona, on July 11, 1999; and his parents. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, at the HOOF FUNERAL HOME in Reedsburg, with the Rev. Timothy Anderson officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded by the Reedsburg V.F.W. Post 1916. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003, at the funeral home. Memorials to Our Savior's Lutheran Church would be appreciated.
U’ren, Terry. Terry U'ren, age 58, of Hayward, WI, died Friday, September 14, 2001 at his home in Northwoods Beach, WI. Terry was born October 25, 1942 in Richland Center, WI, the son of Jack and Marjorie (Mason) U'ren. Terry graduated from Baraboo High School in Baraboo, WI and attended college in Milton, WI where he graduated with a degree in business administration. He was united in marriage to Faith (Ruda) U'ren on April 24, 1964 in Baraboo, WI. He purchased and operated the Log Cabin Store in Hayward, WI from 1975 through 1998. He was active in the Bass Lake Volunteer Fire Department and served as Fire Chief. He is survived by his wife, Faith of Hayward, WI; one daughter, Nicole (Nici) U'ren of Hoboken, New Jersey; one sister, Sharon (Paul) Childers of Evansville, WI; one brother, Jack (Judy) U'ren, Jr. of Kirkland, WA and several nephews and nieces. A memorial service will take place 3:30 p.m., Saturday, September 29, 2001 at the Rago Funeral Home, Baraboo, WI. Interment will be private. Memorials may be directed to Bass Lake Volunteer Department, Bass Lake Township, Hayward, WI. The Anderson-Nathan Funeral Home is assisting the family with local arrangements.
Uphoff, Diana. Miss Diana Uphoff, 20, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Uphoff, route four, died Tuesday afternoon, July 21, 1931 at the St. Joseph's hospital at Milwaukee. The young lady had been ill but two weeks with pneumonia and her sudden death comes as a shock to her many friends and relatives in this locality. Miss Uphoff had resided in this vicinity all her life with the exception of the past several years when she had been employed at Milwaukee. She was a graduate of the Baraboo high school and had studied a Beauty culture course at Milwaukee for a year. The deceased is survived by her parents, one sister Lila, and her paternal and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Uphoff of Ableman and Mr. and Mrs. John Koenig, route four. She is also survived by a number of aunts, uncles, and cousins who reside in this locality. Funeral services are to be held on Frdiay afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the home and 2 o'clock at St. John's Lutheran church. Taken from the Baraboo Paper of July 1931.
Uptagraw, Shirley A. Shirley A. Uptagraw, age 67, of Baraboo, passed away on Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, at St. Marys Hospital, Madison. She is survived by her husband, Richard Uptagraw of Baraboo; six children, Laura Knuth of Beaver Dam, Ruth (Robert) Steinhorst of Baraboo, Sandra Kaun and Bruce Preuss of Wonewoc, Todd Uptagraw and Vickie Rachuj of Baraboo, Scott (Kathy) Uptagraw of Baraboo, and Richard Uptagraw and Danielle Kelly of Baraboo; 22 grandchildren; seven great - grandchildren; a sister, Evelyn Wilson of Prairie du Sac; a brother, Raymond Werla of Racine; other relatives and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002 at ST. JOSEPH'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, Baraboo, with Monsignor Delbert Schmelzer officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, at the church, and from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass on Wednesday. The Daughters of Isabella will recite the rosary at 3 p.m. on Tuesday at the church. Redlin Funeral Home, Baraboo, is assisting with arrangements.
Vergara Jr., Dr. Victor G. Dr. V.G. Vergara Jr. MD, of Reedsburg, died of a sudden heart attack early Saturday, Aug. 30, 2003, in his home. He was born in Manila, Philippines on Jan. 9, 1929, to Dr. Victorino Lucas Vergara and Consolacion Garcia Vergara. He was the eldest in a family of eight children. He received his medical training at the Manila Central University and performed his internship at St. Lawrence Hospital in Lansing, Mich., and his general surgery residency in Colorado. The family moved back to the Philippines to practice medicine with his father. While in the Philippines, he was a co-author of a book "General First Aid and Personal Hygiene" for the citizens of the Northern Philippines; became president of the Isabela Medical Society, volunteered for the U.S. Peace Corps, and was an elected alderman in the Philippines. After several years, the family moved back to the U.S. and he started treating patients on July 6, 1970, in Reedsburg. During his time as a Reedsburg doctor, he believed that he delivered more than a thousand babies and treated numerous people until his retirement in 2000. He was dedicated to his profession, to help other people. Over the years in Reedsburg and Sauk County, he held many offices, some being president of the Sauk County Medical Society; chief of surgery at Reedsburg Area Memorial Hospital and more. He also belonged to numerous medical organizations. Even though he was busy, he found time to relax with his family by going fishing and hunting and some travel. Dr. Vergara truly enjoyed his chosen profession and found it satisfying and fulfilling. Even after he retired in 2000, he still felt a keen responsibility to people that needed him and his services. Dr. Vergara is survived by his wife, Mary; four children, Victor (Faith), David (Stacy), RoseMarie (Hugo), Timothy; and four grandchildren, Jerrica, Justin, Jason and Everett. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003, at the HOOF FUNERAL HOME on 312 N. Park Ave., Reedsburg, between 4 pm. and 8 p.m. Church services will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 3 2003, at SACRED HEART CHURCH, Reedsburg, starting at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that since he was the medical director of the Sauk County Health Care Center, and a surgeon at the Reedsburg Hospital, that donations are made to those organizations. Any funds will be made available to the SCHCC and to the RAMC and Auxiliary Scholarship Medical Funds.
Vertein, Merrell H. Merrell H. Vertein, age 72 of North Freedom, Wisconsin, passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2002, at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison following a stroke. Merrell was born in Janesville, Wisconsin on March 19, 1930 to Harry and Amanda (Harms) Vertein. He graduated from the Reedsburg High School. On June 14, 1952, he was united in marriage to Wava Bender in North Freedom. Merrell served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1951 to 1953. He owned and operated Bender's Feed Mill for 48 years and Vertein Oil Company for 30 years. Merrell served on the Board of Directors of Baraboo Farmers Mutual Insurance Company and was a member of the Mid-Continental Railway and American Legion Post 172 in North Freedom. He also served on the North Freedom Fire Department for 38 years. He is survived by his wife, Wava Vertein of North Freedom; two children, Cynthia (Jeffrey) Haertlein of North Freedom, and Gregory (Dawn) Vertein of Stevens Point; two grandchildren, Nicholas and Brenna Vertein; a sister, Harriet (Ray) Schroeder of Richland Center; a brother, Donald (Lyla) Vertein of Bloomington, MN; his mother and father-in-law, Vera and Lloyd Bender; two brothers-in-law, James (Sandy) Bender and Keith Bender, all of North Freedom, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Merrell was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Randall. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 11, 2002 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Baraboo with Pastors Deb and Steve Ohrtman officiating. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in North Freedom. Friends may call on Friday, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the church. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. Military rites will be accorded at the grave.
Vertein, Agnes. Agnes Vertein of the Town of Freedom passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2001, at St. Clare Hospital at the age of 91. Agnes was born on October 18, 1909, to William and Johanna (Falk) Steinhorst. She married George Vertein on October 26, 1927 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Rock Springs. They moved to the Town of Freedom in 1930 where they farmed for several years. She worked at the Badger Army Ammunition Plant for five years. Agnes loved flowers, fishing and playing cards. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Rock Springs. Agnes is survived by five children, Allen (Marie) Vertein of Sauk City, Kenneth (LaVeta) Vertein of Baraboo, Dorothy (Duane) Stieve of North Freedom, Carl Vertein of North Freedom and Marilyn Vertein of North Freedom; a daughter-in-law, Faith Vertein; 20 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Agnes was preceded in death by her parents, her husband George, one son, George, five grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and 11 brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2001, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Rock Springs, with Pastor Paul Schroeder officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in North Freedom. Friends may call on Wednesday, April 11, 2001, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Redlin Funeral Home and on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the Church.
Vertein, Robert Edwin. Robert Edwin Vertein, 55 of Reedsburg, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, at home. Robbie was born on Nov. 11, 1953 to George and Faith (Ziegler) Vertein in Madison. On Oct. 26, 1996, he was united in marriage to Sally Goodison in North Freedom. He was employed as a truck driver for Baraboo Sysco Foods. Robbie was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He especially loved spending time with his grandkids. He was a life-long member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in North Freedom. Robbie is survived by his wife, Sally Vertein of Reedsburg; three children, Tom (Becky) Vertein of Rock Springs, Toby (Kim Wolff) Vertein of Wisconsin Dells and Calista (Adam) Mundth of North Freedom; three grandchildren, Jacqueline, Alexis and Cole Vertein; his mother, Faith Vertein; six siblings, Rose Vertein, Wayne (Donna) Vertein, Bill (Fay) Vertein, Lynn (David) Zimmerman, Kris (Willard Palmer) Jackson and Lori (Rick) Hehenberger; a sister-in-law, Christine (Dean) Janzen; a special friend, Quentin (Julie) Vinet; nieces; nephews and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, George Vertein, Jr.; his nephew, Tanner Zimmerman; two special friends, Jack Grosinske and Gehardt Schmidt; and his faithful dog, Spot. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in North Freedom with Pastor Gary Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery in North Freedom. Friends may call on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009, from 2 until 6 p.m. at the Redlin Funeral Home, 401 Madison Ave. in Baraboo, and at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church in North Freedom.
Visquar, Julia L. Julia L. Visgar, 84, Union Center, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2003. She was born on May 7, 1919 in Kendal, the daughter of Jacob and Anna (nee Pocepecky) Linhart. She married Leo Harvey Visgar on Oct. 3, 1939 in Winona, Minn. Julia was a homemaker on the family farm. She enjoyed bingo, shopping, her grandkids, great-grandkids and her friends. She never missed her grandkid's birthdays or their concerts. Julia was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. All who loved her will sadly miss her. She is survived by two sons, Gene Visgar, Union Center, and Leo Visgar, Union Center; three daughters, Darlene (Donald) French, Madison, Diane (Frank) Cundari, Reedsburg, and Debbie (James) Sullivan, Wonewoc; eight grandchildren, Michelle (Joe) Lohr, Rhonda (Gary) Froelich, Kristi Lesser, Daniel (Diana) Visgar, Jonelle (Barry) Peters, all of Reedsburg; Tammy (Brian) French, Madison, Jamie (Tracy) French, Elroy, Angela (Kevin) Hanson, Kenosha; 14 great-grandchildren; a step-grandchild, Heather (Mark) Shinn, Colorado; a step-great-grandchild; a sister, Anna Johnson, Madison; a sister-in-law, Mattie Linn, Belvadere, Ill. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo, on Feb. 20, 1996; her parents; a sister, Rose; and three brothers, Joe, Jacob and John. Funeral services will be conducted today, Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 11 a.m. in the Thompson Funeral Home, Wonewoc, with Fr. Wayne Kidd officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Eden Cemetery, Wonewoc. Friends called on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Thompson Funeral Home and may call again today, Wednesday, from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Pallbearers are Michelle Lohr, Rhonda Froelich, Kristi Lesser, Jonelle Peters, Tammy French, Angela Hanson, Daniel Visgar and Jamie French. The Thompson Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Waddell, Gordon F. Verona – Gordon F. Waddell, age 65, passed away on Sunday, December 3, 1995 at St. Mary’s Care Center after a courageous battle with malignant melanoma. He was born on July 18, 1930, in Baraboo, the son of Arthur and Floy (Thomas) Waddell. He married the former Betty Sobek in September 10, 1951, in Madison. He was a member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church. Gordon served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from 1951 until 1953 and was a member of the Oregon – Brooklyn VFW Post #10272. He worked a number of years for Borden’s Dairy and retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1990 after 30 years of service. Gordon was an avid gardener and garage saler. In addition to his wife Bett, he is survived by a daughter, Susan Neff (Peter Halsey) of Verona; two sons, Bruce (Lora) of Cottage Grove and Brett (Heather Peterson) of Madison; two granddaughters, his huggers, Maren and Alicia of Cottage Grove; four sisters, Joan (Walter) Luedtke of Janesville, Pat Gage of Baraboo, Janice (Frank) Kallian of Mauston and Mary (Jerry) Alexander of Baraboo; a brother Neil (Millie) of Lake Mills; a sister in law, Jean Waddell of Baraboo and his mother-in-law, Helen Sobek of Madison. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Arthur Jr. in1991. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 1995 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrews Catholic Church, 301 North Main Street, Verona with the Reverend Delbert Schmelzer officiating. Burial will follow in St. Andrews Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday evening, December 5, 1995 at 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Joyce-Verona Funeral Home, 118 North Franklin Street, Verona, where a prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Memorials can be made to the Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53792. The family wishes to thank Dr. Frontiera and his staff at the Dean Clinic for their kindness and care.
Waddell, Floy U. (Thomas). Baraboo- Floy U. Waddell, 87, of Baraboo, passed away Tuesday, April 6, 1993. Mrs. Waddell, the daughter of Ellsworth and Bessie Thomas was born on Nov. 22, 1905 in Vernon County, Wisconsin. She had been a longtime resident of the Baraboo area. After graduation from Baraboo High School, Floy attended Reedsburg Normal Teachers College in the early 1920s. She taught for several years in rural schools, until her marriage to Arthur Waddell in November of 1927. Arthur, an electrician, and Floy were owners and operators of the Waddell Refrigeration Co. in Baraboo until their retirement. Floy was a member of the First Baptist Church in Baraboo, the Retired Teachers Association, and a past member of the Phthain Sisters. Survivors include six children: Gordon (Betty) Waddell of Verona, Joan (Walter) Leudtke of Janesville, Patricia Gage of Baraboo, Janice (Frankie) Kallian of Mauston, Neil (Millie) Waddell of Stoughton, Mary (Jerry) Alexander of Baraboo; 21 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Arthur on Mqy 20, 1977, her son Arthur Jr. on March 24, 1991, one grandson Thomas Kallian, one brother and one sister. She is also survived by one brother Leslie Thomas, and three sisters: May Baer, Frantie Jessie, and Elsie Barker. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 10, 1993 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Baraboo with Pastor David Hutchens officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut Hill Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of services at the church.
Wade, Blanche (Ray). Blanche Wade (nee Ray) was born Feb. 15, 1906, in LaValle to Clark and Emma Ray. On September 16, 1925 she was united in marriage to Harold Ray Wade. They lived in this area until 11 years ago when they moved to Mazomanie. She died Tuesday, Aug. 3 in a Madison hospital after a short illness. Survivors are her husband; three daughters (Betty) Mrs. Edwin Schroeder of black Earth; (Marylu) Mrs. Verlin Klingaman of Whitewater; and Mrs. Bertha Wilk of Mazomanie; one son James of Madison; nine grandchildren; and a sister Mrs. Bertha Van Wormer of Reedsburg. One daughter and two grandsons preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Aug. 5, 1965 at the Ironton church. Rev. Donald Teasdale officiated. Burial was in the Lime Ridge cemetery.
Wagner, Helen. Helen Wagner, age 68 of Necedah, Wisconsin died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003 at her residence with her loving family by her side. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 30, 2003 at 1 p.m. at the Conway-Picha Funeral Home in Lyndon Station, Wisconsin with Reverend Jeffrey Fairchild officiating. Burial will be at Spring Grove Cemetery in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. Helen was born Nov. 29, 1934 at the Hunter's Bridge Village near Galesville, Wisconsin the daughter of Julius and Ida (Littlesoldier) Whitedog. In 1971 she married Joseph Wagner in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. She had been employed as a floor checker at the HoChunk Bingo Hall. Helen is survived by her husband, Joe; sons, Brian, Juan, Chris, Gordon and Casey; a daughter, Colleen; a sister, Geraldine Deere; 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Marilyn; a sister, Lucille Blackcoon and a brother, Calvin WhiteEagle. Visitation will be held at the Conway Picha Funeral Home on Friday, Aug. 29, 2003 from 4 to 8 p.m.
Wallendal, Retta (Mortimer). Mrs. Retta Wallendal, 50, Baton Rouge, LA, formerly of the Valton area, died Feb. 17, 1972 in a New Orleans hospital following a two-week illness. She was the daughter of the late Ralph and Effie Mortimer and was born April 28, 1921 in the Town of Woodland. She attended Wonewoc High School. On August 19, 1938, she married Clarence Wallendal at Valton. They lived in several mid-west cities and spent the past 14 years in Baton Rouge. Mrs. Wallendal had worked as a practical nurse. Surviving are her husband, Clarence; two daughters, Mrs. James Jessie, Rosemead, Cal.; and Mrs. Ronnie Lipsey, Baton Rouge, LA, one son Richard of Baton Rouge; two sisters, Mrs. Gerald Stickler, Topeka, Kan.; Mrs. Paul Kintz, LaValle; two brothers, Keith Mortimer, Phoenix, Ariz., John Mortimer, Wonewoc; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Monday Feb. 21 in the Thompson Funeral home, Wonewoc. Interment was I the Valton cemetery, Rev. J. K. Peckham of the Wesleyan church officiated. Pallbearers were: Walter Mortimer, Harvey Mortimer, Bob Zimmerman, Dennis Hauser, Harold Sosinsky, and Gail Jackson.
Wareham, Mary. Baraboo News Mrs. Mary Wareham, a resident of Baraboo for many years, died at one o’clock this afternoon at her home at 626 Mound street. She had been in failing health for some time and had been taken seriously ill just a week ago. Survivors include a family of four sons and one daughter, Miss Frieda Wareham who resided with her, Dr. W. W. Wareham of Baraboo, Ralph of Superior, Arthur of Dallas, Texas and Lawrence of Milwaukee; and also several brothers and sisters. Her husband had preceded her in death some years ago. Funeral services have not been completed this afternoon and will be announced later. Taken from the August 25, 1938 Baraboo Paper.
Warren, Mrs. Ray (Allegra Wood). Mrs. Belle Wood received word yesterday of the death of her niece, Mrs. Ray Warren, 47, of Racine. Mrs. Warren is the former Allegra Wood of this city and she was born in Baraboo and spent her girlhood here. She graduated from Baraboo High school at the age of only 15 years. For two years before her marriage she taught in the rural schools of the county. Besides her husband she leaves a sister and two brothers, Miss Ellen Wood, who teaches in Chicago, Chester Wood of Chicago, and Thomas Wood of Woodstock, Ill. Her mother-in-law, Mrs. Ed. Warren, of this city was called to Racine Tuesday by word of her serious illness. Her death Thursday morning followed several months of illness. Taken from the Baraboo Paper of March 1944.
Wedekind, Henry Joseph. Henry Joseph Wedekind, age 61, of Baraboo, Wisconsin, passed away suddenly at his home on Saturday, November 3, 2001, to be with his Savior. He was born in Baraboo on December 7, 1939, the son of Joseph Charles and Lena C. (Klingenmeyer) Wedekind. He owned and operated Baraboo Floral Company for over 22 years, retiring from that business in 1996. He worked in the floral industry for over 35 years, starting at Ross Floral in Baraboo. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus-Monsignor OReilly Council No. 746, BPOE Lodge No. 688, and the U.W. Blue Line Club. Henry was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Delores Otto and Rosemary Wedekind; and one brother, Richard. He is survived by his longtime companion, Geneice and her children, Kristin Matson of Stockton, Calif., Kyle Isenberger of New Glarus, and Kurt (Amy) Isenberger of Minneapolis, Minn; and her two grandchildren, Myles Isenberger and Natalie Matson. Henry is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Joseph H. (Betty Jean) Wedekind of Baraboo, Betty (Earl) Emery of Rock Springs, Irene (Ron) Kalman of Sun City Center, Florida, and James (Judy) Wedekind of Reedsburg; his sister-in-law, Carol Wedekind of Madison; his brother-in-law, Joe Otto of Baraboo; also many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, other relatives and many friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, November 9, 2001, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Gerald P. Vosen officiating. Interment will take place in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. There will be a visitation at the Rago Funeral Home on Thursday evening from 6-8:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 8:00 p.m. There will also be a visitation at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Friday.
Wedekind, Michael D. Michael D. Wedekind, age 45 of Baraboo, passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2001 with his family at his side, at the Divine Savior Nursing Home in Portage following a brief, but courageous battle with cancer. Mike was born on May 10, 1956 in Baraboo. He was a Viet Nam Era veteran, having served in the U.S. Army; and had participated in Military Rites for local veteran's funerals. He most recently was employed by Hill Ford in Portage as a Sales Consltant; and was well known in the area for his many years of employment with Kruse Oldsmobile in Baraboo, and various other car dealerships. He had occasionally worked part-time at Turner's Phillips 66 Station on Broadway. Cycling was a big part of his life, and he thoroughly enjoyed riding his Gold Wing along with his many cycling friends. Mike was an avid classic car enthusiast, having at one time owned one that he enjoyed displaying in area car shows. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Baraboo. Mike was also a past member and Public Relations Coordinator for GWRRA, the Sauk County Two Wheelers, the Spirit Lake Mountain Men, Baraboo Elks Lodge #688, and an advocate of the Ski Down for Cancer. He is survived by his daughter, Heather and Jeffrey Wedekind of Baraboo; his sister, Rhonda and Gary Wallsch of Baraboo; the love of his life, Aleta Wells of Poynette; a close friend, Patty Schreiber of Baraboo; a brother, David Wedekind of Ohio; his stepfathers, Raleigh and Betty Prothero of Bergland, MI and Harold and Wilma Abel of Mitchell, IN; aunt, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Robert C. Wedekind and Maxine E. Abel; two brothers, Donald and Kevin Wedekind; and an infant sister. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, December 10, 2001, at the First Presbyterian Church in Baraboo with Pastor David Gilmore officiating. Interment will take place in the Walnut Hill Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday, Dec. 9, from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the Redlin Funeral Home; and at the church on Monday, from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, memeorials may be made to the family. An Elks Service will be held at 8:00 P.M. on Sunday at the funeral home. Military Rites will be accorded at the grave. "It is often said that the brightest stars burn out too soon, but keep in mind they're also the most remembered."
Weidenkopf, George. Baraboo News Jan. 24, 1957 George Weidenkopf, 84, of Baraboo passed away this morning at St. Mary’s Ringling hospital after a brief illness. He had been a lifelong resident of this vicinity, and was a retired railroad man. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. Surviving Mr. Weidenkopf are his wife, Maude, one daughter, Miss Arlene Weidenkopf of Madison, one son, Vane, of Las Vegas, Nev., two stepsons, Berton D. Pond, and Herbert F. Pond of Kansas City, Mo., and many other relatives and friends. The body is at the Hanson funeral home with funeral arrangements are pending.
Weidman, Adeline E. (Bergman). Adeline E. Weidman, age 92, formerly of Rock Springs, died on Tuesday, November 7, 2006 in the Reedsburg Area Senior Life Center. She was born on September 26, 1914 in the Town of Excelsior, Sauk County, the daughter of Henry and Anna (Doro) Bergman. On April 8, 1938 she was married to Grier M. Weidman. Adeline's greatest passion in life was her children and grandchildren. Survivors include two daughters: Valeria (James) Hutchens, of Janesville and Cindy (Robert) Schanke, of Reedsburg; six grandchildren; three step grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four step great-granchildren; two sisters; Sophia Bergman of Reedsburg and Mary Flohr, of Weyerhauser; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Grier, on February 27, 1992; one brother; George Bergman and one sister, Esther Gates. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Novermber 10, 2006 at the Hoof Funeral Home in Reedsburg with Pastor Michael Lopp officiating. Interment will be at the Oak Hill Cemetery in North Freedom. The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated. The Hoff Funeral Home is serving the family. Taken from the Reedsburg Independent.
Weinke, Robert J. Robert J. "Bob" Weinke of Prairie du Sac, died on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002 at home. He was 60. He was born on Dec. 5, 1941 in Baraboo, the son of the late Lawrence and Ella (Hartmann) Weinke. He was united in marriage to Judith Ann Loether on Aug. 1, 1964. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served during the Berlin Crisis. Mr. Weinke was employed for almost 30 years by Wisconsin Power and Light Alliant Energy at the Prairie du Sac Hydro Dam, with the later part spent as chief hydro mechanic, in which he took great pride. During the non-struggling years, he enjoyed race car driving, bowling, sports, especially football, being an avid Packer fan through the thick and thin. He was a fabulous cook and griller and enjoyed endless cooking contests, and always appreciated the beauty of the outdoors. He showed the most inspirational strength and courage battling the destructive disease of cancer with dignity and grace. He is survived by his wife of 37 years; a son, Jeffery (Sandy) of Sauk City; a daughter, Rebecca (Neal) Boys of Prairie du Sac; a foster daughter, Heather (Jason) Miller of Sauk City; six grandchildren, Joshua, Christina, Ella, Robert, Brianna and Hannah; two brothers, Duane (Illeen) of Fond du Lac; Richard (Lucy) of Merrimac; a sister, Mary (Tom) Radtke of Waukesha; his mother-in-law, Priscilla "Toddy" Loether of Sauk City; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Earl Loether. Private family services will be at the Prairie du Sac Hydro Dam. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Robert Weinke family, where the proceeds will be disbursed to benefit a cure for cancer.
Wenger, Mary Anna. Mary Anna Wenger, age 62, of Sauk City, passed away on Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, at Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital. She was born in Martinez, Calif. on October 3, 1940, the daughter of the late Richard and Mary (Higgins) Jennings. She was united marriage to Robert Wenger on Aug. 19, 1962, in Reno. Nev. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Merrimac. She is survived by her husband, Robert "Bob" Wenger of Sauk City; three children, Stacy (Ranae) Wenger of Monticello, Ind., Rodney (Traci Cowan) Wenger of Sauk City and Cynthia (Richard) Breunig of Lodi; ten grandchildren, Amber, Robert, Joshua, Tony, Megan, Lindsay, Michael, Kate, Betsy and Jacob; a sister, Alvina Ferris of Boise, Idaho; and two brothers, Jerry and Harry Jennings, both of San Diego, Calif. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Dale. Funeral services will be held at IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, Merrimac, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, with Pastor M.L. Jacobson officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Merrimac. Friends may call at GNEWIKOW - HOOVERSON FUNERAL HOME, Sauk City from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25, 2002.
Westedt, Eric H. Eric H. Westedt, of Loganville, found peace, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, May 26, 2006, after a courageous battle with heart disease at the age of 88. He was born on December 28, 1917 in the Town of Washington, Sauk County, the son of Henry and Helena (Meyer) Westedt. On January 24, 1941 he was united in marriage to Marie A. Trachsler at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hillpoint. Eric was a farmer and a carpenter in the Loganville area all of his life. He served as a supervisor for the Town of Franklin in Sauk County for 27 years with diligence, honesty and integrity. He was also an agent for Reedsburg-Westfield Mutual Insurance from 1962-1996. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Eric was specially proud to have made 50 big game hunting trips out West with his son and grandson. He also enjoyed his John Deere 730 gas tractor. urvivors include his wife, Marie; two children, Judith (Bill) Courtney of LaValle and Harlan Westedt and his friend, Pam Wollin, of Loganville; two grandchildren, Danny (Jane) Nobs, of LaValle and Tricia (Corey) Denman, of Portage; one great grandson, Mason Denman; step great-grandchildren, Brittany Hahn, Courtney Hahn and Andrew Scheuer; his sister, Lillian Venden, of New York; his brother, Vern (Clara) Westedt, of Reedsburg; brothers-in-law, Vern (Adeline) Trachsler, Duane Trachsler and Eugene Luedtke; sisters-in-law, Betty Oetzman, Faye (Blaine) Tourdot, Audrey Westedt and Lois Westedt; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Tiffany Westedt; one sister, Eleanore Reimer; two brothers, Paul and Walter Wstedt; brothers-in-law, Lester Oetzman, Lyle Rhode, Kenneth Trachsler, Ace Trachsler and Herman Reimer; and sisters-in-law, Doris Trachsler, Lorraine Trachsler, Marcella Rhode and Helen Luedtke. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Loganville with Pastor Duane Dacke officiating. Interment was in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery at Hillpoint. The family received friends from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Tueday at the Hoof Funeral Home in Reedsburg. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated. The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family. Taken from the Reedsburg Independent.
Whiteford, James Larry. Eric H. Westedt, of Loganville, found peace, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, May 26, 2006, after a courageous battle with heart disease at the age of 88. He was born on December 28, 1917 in the Town of Washington, Sauk County, the son of Henry and Helena (Meyer) Westedt. On January 24, 1941 he was united in marriage to Marie A. Trachsler at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hillpoint. Eric was a farmer and a carpenter in the Loganville area all of his life. He served as a supervisor for the Town of Franklin in Sauk County for 27 years with diligence, honesty and integrity. He was also an agent for Reedsburg-Westfield Mutual Insurance from 1962-1996. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Eric was specially proud to have made 50 big game hunting trips out West with his son and grandson. He also enjoyed his John Deere 730 gas tractor. urvivors include his wife, Marie; two children, Judith (Bill) Courtney of LaValle and Harlan Westedt and his friend, Pam Wollin, of Loganville; two grandchildren, Danny (Jane) Nobs, of LaValle and Tricia (Corey) Denman, of Portage; one great grandson, Mason Denman; step great-grandchildren, Brittany Hahn, Courtney Hahn and Andrew Scheuer; his sister, Lillian Venden, of New York; his brother, Vern (Clara) Westedt, of Reedsburg; brothers-in-law, Vern (Adeline) Trachsler, Duane Trachsler and Eugene Luedtke; sisters-in-law, Betty Oetzman, Faye (Blaine) Tourdot, Audrey Westedt and Lois Westedt; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Tiffany Westedt; one sister, Eleanore Reimer; two brothers, Paul and Walter Wstedt; brothers-in-law, Lester Oetzman, Lyle Rhode, Kenneth Trachsler, Ace Trachsler and Herman Reimer; and sisters-in-law, Doris Trachsler, Lorraine Trachsler, Marcella Rhode and Helen Luedtke. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Loganville with Pastor Duane Dacke officiating. Interment was in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery at Hillpoint. The family received friends from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Tueday at the Hoof Funeral Home in Reedsburg. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated. The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family. Taken from the Reedsburg Independent.
Wiatrok, Alma F. Alma F. Wiatrok age 85 of Alma's Cottages in Baraboo, passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2003 at her home with her children and grandchildren by her side. Alma, the daughter of Lewis and Lillian (Lange) Zastrow, was born on January 19, 1918 in Merrimac. She was united in marriage to Alfred J. Wiatrok in 1941. He preceded her in death on November 11, 1992. Alma was employed as a waitress at Baker's Restaurant and the Warren Hotel; as a fringer for the Hammock Factory; and as a baker for the Farm Kitchen and Devi-Bara. She and her husband, Alfred, also owned and operated Alma's Cottages from 1949 to 1992. She is survived by 2 daughters, Joan (Donald) Fluette-Morley of Baraboo and Shirley (Michael) Rowe of Baraboo; 4 granddaughters, Melody and Peggy Morley, Holly (Joe) Vittengl, and Michelle (David) Thompson; 4 great-granddaughters, Brooke, Skylla, Mystique, and Hannah; a sister, Pearl Carpenter of Baraboo; other relatives and friends. Alma was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Alfred; a great-grandson, Mark Morley; and two brothers, Ivan and Ralph Zastrow. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at the Assembly of God Church in Baraboo with Pastor Michael Dotson officiating. Interment will take place in the Walnut Hill Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services, at the church. Memorials may be made to the Assembly of God Church or the Alzheimer's Association. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Wickus, Robert H. Robert H. Wickus of Baraboo passed away on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2001 at St. Clare Hospital at the age of 86. Robert was born on March 14, 1915 to Harland and Iva (Watkins) Wickus. He was united in marriage to Lillian Dwars on Nov. 5, 1934 in Baraboo. Bob was employed by Prudential Insurance for many years. He enjoyed volunteering at the local senior meal site for the Commission on Aging. Bob was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Baraboo. He is survived by two grandchildren, Dave Wickus and Amy Wickus, both of Madison; a special friend, Emma Potter of Baraboo; a brother, Ray (Vera) Wickus of LaCrosse; a daughter-in-law, Mary Wickus Barbian of Baraboo; a sister-in-law, Vera Dwars of Baraboo; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Lillian, his son Robert Wickus, and two brothers, Harold and Harland Wickus. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, 2001 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Baraboo with Pastor Myron Schwanke officiating. Interment will take place in the Oak Hill Cemetery in North Freedom. Friends may call on Thursday, Dec. 27 from 5-8 p.m. at the Redlin Funeral Home in Baraboo and on Friday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of services.
Wickus, Roger. Roger A. Wickus, age 83, of Baraboo, Wisconsin, passed away on Wednesday, August 6, 2003, at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. He was born in Baraboo on June 12, 1920, the son of Adelbert "Del" and Zoe (Hampton) Wickus. He married Barbara "Bobbie" L. Donovan on January 18, 1964 at First Presbyterian Church in Baraboo. He moved to Darlington, Wisconsin in 1932, where he finished school and graduated in 1938. In 1941, he joined the Army Air Corps and served as a Tactical Reconnaissance Pilot in North Africa, Sicily and Italy during World War II. He retired from the Air Force as a Major after 18 years of service. He worked as a salesman for many years covering the state of Wisconsin, specializing in institutional foods, until his retirement in 1985. Roger was a member of First Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder and a member of the building committee during the rebuilding of the church. He was a life member of the Baraboo Elks Club and a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge #332, Adams. He also served on the board of the Friends of the Baraboo Zoo, Inc. Roger is survived by his wife of almost 40 years, Bobbie of Baraboo; his daughter, Sue (Jim) Horman of Baraboo; his grandson, Nick (Erin Jachowicz) of Milwaukee; Sue's mother, Betty Wickus of Portage; two brothers, Russell (Dorothy) of LaCrosse, and Ron (Carmen) of Puerto Rico; two sisters, Kaye (Hans) Mickelson of Wisconsin Dells, and Bette O'Keefe of Portage; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Krome of Milwaukee and Jean Turner of McKinley Park, IL; his step-brother, Charles (Imogene) Turner of Madison; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Richard, and his step-brother, Keith Turner. Funeral services will be held at First Presbyterian Church on Monday, August 11, 2003 at 11:30 a.m. with Pastor David Gilmore officiating. Interment will take place in Walnut Hill Cemetery at a later date with military honors accorded at the grave. There will be a visitation at the church from 10:00 until the time of service on Monday with a Masonic service beginning at 11:15 a.m. The family has requested that memorials be made to the First Presbyterian Church. The Rago Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Wickus, Harold E. June 11, 1957 Funeral services for Harland E. Wickus were held yesterday afternoon at 2 at the Hanson funeral home with the Rev. Maurice E. Jones of the First Presbyterian church officiating. Masonic rites were conducted at the funeral home and the cemetery by Baraboo Lodge F. and A.M. No. 34. The retired Baraboo businessman was highly regarded by his many friends, as the many floral offerings attributed. Mrs. Martha Lange was the organist. Pallbearers were Maurice S. Jones, John Lange, Arthur Schade, Robert Newman, William Ott, and Lawrence Herfort. Burial was made in the Walnut Hill Cemetery.
Wiese, Diane Helen. Diane Helen Wiese, 34, LaValle, died on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002 at Gunderson Lutheran Hospital in LaCrosse. She was born on April 8, 1967 in Milwaukee, the daughter of Lawrence and Helen (nee Burmester) Wiese. Diane attended grade school at St. Paul's Lutheran School in Wonewoc and was a member of St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church. Diane was the author of the weekly articles titled "Bethel News," which were printed in the Times Press, Independent and the Trail Messenger. She was a big racing fan and spent most Saturdays at the Dells Speedway. She had a love for cats. Most importantly, Diane cherished the time she spent with her two nieces, Chelsea and Kaitlin. She is survived by her father, Lawrence Wiese, LaValle; brother, Wayne (Jamie) Wiese, Wonewoc; nieces, Chelsea and Kaitlin Wiese, Wonewoc; aunts and uncles; cousins, along with other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Helen, and her grandparents. Funeral services for Diane Helen Wiese will be conducted at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Thompson Funeral Home in Wonewoc with Pastor David D. Rosenow officiating. Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Thompson Funeral Home.
Wiese, Dorothea (Hartig). Funeral services for the late Dorethea Wiese, who passed away Thursday, July 19th, at 11:00, were held Sunday afternoon from St. John's Lutheran church, Rev. Schneider officiating. Dorethea Catherine Hartig, daughter of Jurgen Hartig and Anna Garbus Hartig, was born May 19, 1845 at Over Havenbeck, near Luneneberg, Province Hanover, Germany. She was united in marriage to Henry Bartels in 1863, the family coming to this country and to the town of Westfield in 1868, where her husband died in 1895. Two children were born to this union. In 1900 the deceased was united in marriage to John Wiese of the town of Washington, who passed away in 1904. Since that time she had made her home with her two daughters, Mrs. Henry Schultz of Loganville, and Mrs. Carl Dorrow of this city, for the past five residing here in the city with Mrs. Dorrow. While attending the Missionfest at Loganville on June 26th, Mrs. Wiese had the misfortune to fall and break her hip, since which time she had been an acute sufferer. She passed away suddenly on Thursday morning, July 19th, while her physician was dressing her injury. Besides the two daughters there are 12 grandchildren and 14 great granchildren surviving. Taken from the Reedsburg Paper of July 27, 1923.
Williams, John Frederick Henry. John Frederick Henry Williams was born on December 22, 1840, in Hohenbinstadt in Hanover, Germany. As a young man of 21 years he left his home country and came across the sea. He settled down at first in Madison. After five years he came to the town of Loganville, where he arrived at about 1866. The town at that time was in its beginning, so he belonged to the pioneers and was one of the oldest settlers of this place. He was married twice during his life. His first wife was Catharina Elizabeth Meyer. She died on April 17, 1883, at the age of 41 years. God blessed this first marriage with 9 children, of whom three sons are still living: William in Loganville, Edward in Madison, and Herman in Minneapolis. In the year 1892 he was a seconed time united in matrimony with Catherina Dorothea Manning. She died three years ago on November 17, 1929. This second marriage was blessed with one daughter, Ella, who is married to August Steinhorst in Loganville. The old parents finally made their home with the daughter and their son-in-law, and were truly cared for, till their end came. The deceased was blessed with the gift of good health during his long life, but the decline of his bodily strength on account of his old age could not be hindered. In the last days of the past week it became evident that his end was approaching. He died without any serious sickness peacefully on Monday, May 23, 1932, at 6:20 p.m., at the age of 91 years, 5 months and 1 day. He leaves to mourn his death his three sons and the one daughter with their families; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, besides other relatives and friends.
Williams, Herman. Herman Williams of 2333 N. 60th St., Milwaukee, passed away Wed., May 15, 1968 at the Methodist Manor-aged 90-years,-beloved brother of Ella Steinhorst of Loganville, Wis. and Ed Williams of Madison, Wis.; also survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives. Services Sat., May 18 at 11 a.m. at the Ritter Funeral Home, 5310 W. North av. Interment Highland Memorial Park. Friends may call on Sat. from 9 a.m. until time of service.
Wilms, John. John H. Wilms, age 98, of Ironton, died on Thursday, July 17, 2003 at his son's home in Chico, California. He was born on December 21, 1904 in Davenport, Iowa. As a young boy his parents, Henry and Elise Wilms, moved to the Lake Delton area. John operated a thrashing crew, worked as a carpenter, was a guard at Badger Ordance Works and drove bus for the Lake Delton Schools. He was an active member of the Baraboo Seventh Day Adventist Church. He was married to Maurine Burgess in 1934. She preceded him in death in June, 1981. He married Margaret Miller in 1982 and they made their home in Ironton. Survivors include his wife, Margaret; two daughters: Shirley (David) Wright, of Scottsburg, Indiana and Lilah (John) Brereton, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; one son: Dr. Dale (Linda) Wilms of Chico, California; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; three step children: Fred (Sandy) Miller, of Sun Prairie; Linda (Richard) Fike, of LaPorte, Indiana and David Miller, of Columbus; seven step grandchildren; nine step great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law: Dorotha Janechek, of Reedsburg and Audrey (Albert) Schanke, of Rock Springs; two brothers-in-law: Emil (Ida Mae) Erickson, of Waunakee and William Yngsdal, of Prairie du Sac; other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the HOOF FUNERAL HOME in Reedsburg with Rev. William Ochs officiating. Interment will be in the Resting Green Cemetery in Ironton. There will be a visitation from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.
Wischman, Elmer Herman. Elmer Herman Wischman of Reedsburg died Friday, October 13, 1989 in the Reedsburg Memorial Hospital following a long illness. He was born April 21, 1908 in (Ableman) Rock Springs, to Herman Wischman and Frieda (Beth) Wischman. He married Elva Brunhoefer on September 15, 1933 in Winona, MN. He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church and served on several church committees. He had been employed by Reedsburg Foods for 40 years until his retirement. Funeral services were held Monday in St. Peter's Lutheran Church with Rev. Dennis Hipenbecker officiating. Burial was made in St. Peter's Cemetery. Gant-Farber Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. Mr. Wischman is survived by his wife, Elva; one daughter, Gerry Krueger, Baraboo; one grandson, Mark and one granddaughter, Tina. Taken from the Reedsburg Paper.
Wiseman, Arthur. Arthur Wiseman was born Oct. 29, 1885, and died of typhoid fever and complications Nov. 21, 1919, aged 34 years, 23 days. He was the youngest son of Jacob and Augusta Wiseman, and twin brother to Mrs. John Paff of Ableman. He had always lived in this vicinity and had led a quiet home life. On April 9, 1909, he was united in marriage to Alma Kramp of Ableman. Two children blessed this union, Helen, aged 4, and Mildred, aged 2 years. Besides his wife and children he leaves to mourn, an aged mother, three sisters, Mrs. Reinhold Kramp of the state of Oregon, Mrs. Ed Warren and Mrs. John Paff of Ableman, and a brother, Ed Wiseman, who resides near Ableman, three sisters, two brothers and his father preceded him in death. He had been in poor health for some time, but would not yield to his indisposition until scarcely more than a week before his death when he was compelled to take to his bed, being dilirious most of the time. All was done for him that doctors and loving hands could do, but to no avail as he was too weak to combat the dreadful disease. The community feels the loss of a good friend and neighbor and extends the sincerest sympathy to the bereaved ones. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at one o'clock in the Baptist Church at Ableman, conducted by Rev. Cooke of Reedsburg, assisted by Rev. Matz of the Ableman Baptist Church. The choir of the same church furnished the music, Mr. Faust, the singing evangelist, assisting. Interment was made in the cemetery at Ableman. Taken from the Reedsburg Paper of November 1919.
Witwen, J.P. Baraboo News Nov. 6, 1912 Former County Clerk J. P. Witwen, veteran and highly respected citizen, died this morning after a long illness. For many days and even weeks it was known that he could not recover. Last summer he began to fail and went to a sanitarium to regain his health. After returning home he went again and came back in a weakened condition. Since then he has continued to fail until relieved by death. Mr. Witwen was born in Hadenstein, Graubuenden, Switzerland, February 9, 1840. He came to Wisconsin in 1851, first locating at Watertown in 1851, for one year. He came to Sauk county about the time many other Swiss families found homes among the Honey Creek hills. In August, 1862, he enlisted in the 26th Reg. Wis. Inf., which was organized at Milwaukee and in October of the same year became a part of the army of the Potomac. In October 1863, his regiment was transferred to the Western army commanded by Grant, and when Grant became commander of all the armies his regiment was placed under Gen. Sherman. He remained in the services until the close of the war and returned home, July 1st, 1865, with three years of honorable service to his credit. In 1866 Mr. Witwen and his brother built a grist mill on Honey Creek, which place is called Witwen. He continued the milling business until 1876 when he was elected County Clerk for Sauk county where he was continued until 1887. For a number of years he was associated with the well known mercantile firm known as Clavadatscher & Co., The Fair Store. After leaving that business he opened an insurance and real estate office which he conducted until his last illness came upon him. He was a most highly respected citizen and his many old friends deeply regret his death. He leaves a wife and three daughters; Mrs. Wesley Schmidt, Spring Green; Miss Emma Witwen of Aurora schools and Miss Mary Witwen who is with the Reedsburg bank. The funeral will be held at the home on Sunday at 2:30.
Wood, Rollo G. Rollo G. Wood, aged 66 years, of Baraboo passed away Tuesday afternoon at the St. Mary’s Ringling hospital after a brief illness. For several years he was employed in the offices of the Chicago and North Western railroad. Later he became sexton of Walnut Hill cemetery, a capacity which he filled until 1945. Recently he was employed as a salesman for the Collins Monument company at Reedsburg. Mr. Wood is survived by his wife, several other relatives and many friends. Funeral services for Mr. Wood will be held on Thursday afternoon at 2 at the Scheible funeral home, the Rev. Harold W. Singer officiating. Burial will be made in the Walnut Hill cemetery. Friends wishing may call at the funeral home this evening from 7 to 9. Taken from the Baraboo Paper of December 1953.
Woolever, Bertha (Mitchell). Bertha Mitchell Woolever, 74, died on Thursday at the home her daughter, Mrs. …(unreadable) Apple, LaValle. She is survived by four children, Mrs. Rufus F. Wilz, Mrs. Apple, Maynard and George of Valton, and other relatives. The funeral was held on Saturday at 1 pm at the Apple home in LaValle, and at 2 pm at the Methodist church in Valton, with the Rev. G. M. Hahn officiating. Burial was in Oaks cemetery.
Wright, Dr. Rufas. Dr. Rufus Wright, age 88, of Lake Delton, Wis., died Friday, Aug. 29, 2003, at the Wisconsin Dells Health and Rehabilitation Center. Rufus was born Sept. 3, 1914, in Adair, Okla., the son of Edward and Ora (Cumming) Wright. He attended Southwestern College in Winfield, Kan., and earned a Ph.D. in physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1940. He spent World War II on radar development with MIT's radiation laboratory. In 1945 he came to the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C., retiring in 1976. On the occasion of the Naval Research Laboratory's 75th anniversary, Rufus received an award for his work on counter measures. Rufus believed in the good possible when people work together toward common goals. A charter member of the Mount Vernon Unitarian-Universalist Church of Alexandria, Va., he served as Sunday school teacher, newsletter worker and as board of director chairman. A firm advocate of public education, Rufus served on PTA's at Hollin Hall Elementary School and Fort Hunt High School and as a member and vice chairman of the Fairfax County School Board during the turbulent 1970s. An energetic community member, he helped build Tauxemont Pre-School building, coached Hollin Hall Little League teams and served on the board of directors of Mondlock House, offering shelter to battered women. After retirement Rufus worked for the Democratic party, canvassing, working the polls and hosting the annual Mount Vernon district ice cream social in his Westmoreland Road back yard. Many sports delighted Rufus but tennis held a special spot in his heart. Rufus is survived by his wife of 57 years, Gertrude (Leonard) Wright; sons, Edward L. (Patricia) Wright of Los Angeles, Calif., and William Rufus (Nancy) Wright of New York City, N.Y.; a daughter, Eleanor Wright (Stephen) Chiquoine of Reedsburg, Wis.; grandchildren, William J. Wright, Diana L. Wright, Alexander D. Chiquoine, Nicholas W. Chiquoine and Elizabeth H. Chiquoine; numerous nephews and nieces; and by Laura (Shipman) Wright, the widow of his son, Donald. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, John, Woodrow, Helen, Christine, Lina Lee and Edward; and by his youngest son, Donald K. Wright. A memorial service will be held Sunday, Oct. 19, 2003, at 3 p.m. at the MOUNT VERNON UNITARIAN-UNIVERSALIST CHURCH, 1900 Windmill Lane, Alexandria, VA 22307. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials of remembrance to the Mount Vernon Unitarian-Universalist Church or to the Free Congregation of Sauk City, 307 Polk Street, Sauk City, WI 53583. The Picha Funeral Home and Crematory of Lake Delton, Wis., assisted the family with arrangements. For on-line condolences and information, go to www.pichafuneralhome.com (608) 253-7884.
Young, Meta (Schroeder). Meta Young (Nee Schroeder). Mrs. James Young 83, 326 Warren Avenue, died Saturday in a hospital from the effects of a stroke suffered April 4.The former Meta Schroeder was born here on November 29, 1884.She was a member of the First Presbyterian church. She and her husband celebrated their 62nd anniversary last February 7.Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Mrs. John Stofer, Reedsburg; a son, Elwood, North Miami Beach, Florida; 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday and burial was in Greenwood cemetery Taken from the Reedsburg Times Press of April 25, 1968
Zautke, Allen A. Allen A. Zautke, 83, died Sunday evening, March 7, 2004, in a Wisconsin Dells nursing home. He was born on May 27, 1920, in the Town of Excelsior, Sauk County, the son of Bernard and Marie (nee Jaedike) Zautke. On Nov. 10, 1943, he married the former Dorothy I. Schmidt. He farmed in the Town of Excelsior for almost 50 years. He later worked as maintenance superintendent for the Sauk County Courthouse until his retirement. Allen was a lifelong member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Rock Springs where he served on the church council for several years. He was also a former member of the Board of Directors for the RS & L Cooperative. Allen enjoyed hunting, playing cards and dancing. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; five children, Larry Zautke, Oshkosh, Linda Mc Wane, Ripon, LaVonne Zautke, Reedsburg, Steven (Gail) Zautke, Morgan City, La., and Gene (Cyndi) Zautke, Baraboo; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; his son-in-law, Hugh McWane, Hollendale; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; one granddaughter, Tiffany Jo Westedt; and one brother, Wilbert Zautke. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rock Springs with Rev. Paul Schroeder officiating. Interment will be in St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery in Reedsburg. The family will receive friends from 4 until 8 p.m. on Friday at the Hoof Funeral Home in Reedsburg. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Heart Association would be appreciated. The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.
Ziemke, Florence Marie (Lange). Florence Marie Ziemke, age 92 of Reedsburg, died on Monday, June 10, 1996 at St. Clare Hospital in Baraboo. She was born on May 19, 1904 in Reedsburg, the daughter of Fred J. and Emma (Meyer) Lange. She attended and graduated from Sauk County Normal School and taught several years in Sauk County rural schools. Florence married Walter Carl Ziemke in St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Reedsburg on June 24, 1925. She was active in church work, being a Vacation Bible School and Sunday School teacher for 19 years and a member of its choir for several years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter on November 4, 1961. Also preceding her are two brothers, Oscar and Fred; two sisters, Edna Herritz and Olga Meyer. She is survived by her brother, Marcus Lange of Plymouth; her sister, Connie Meyer of Baraboo; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, June 14, 1996 at 11 a.m. in St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Reedsburg with Rev. William Meilner officiating. Burial will follow in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Rock Springs. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. The family requests memorials of remembrance be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Reedsburg or St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Rock Springs. The Farber Funeral Home has been assisting the family with the arrangements.
Zimmerly, Minnie B. Jacob Zimmerly died at home on January 22, 1918, at the corner of Blake and Cherry. Services were held at the German Lutheran Church. Pallbearers were: Alfred, Carl, John A., Jacob and John (all surname of Zimmerly) and C. Schellenberger. Those from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Schaum and Mrs. Louise King, both of Superior, WI and Ernest Braun (Brown) of Mauston, WI. "Jacob was born in Monroe County, Ohio on 2 January 1841. He came with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Zimmerly to Wisconsin in 1852 on a steamboat down the Ohio River to the Mississippi to Prairie du Chien, WI to the Wisconsin River. They located on a farm near North Freedom (near Baraboo) where most of the family were born. He came to Baraboo about 14 years ago. Jacob served in the Civil War in the 2nd Wisconsin Infantry. He is survived by his wife and seven children, a sister and a brother. Named here are Mrs. Mary Schaum, Mrs. Louis King both of West Superior, WI, Mrs. Pauline Brown of Mauston; Carl, John, Alfred and Jacob (Zimmerly) all of Baraboo and a sister, Mrs. L. Platt of Baraboo. His brother is John of Leland."
Zimmerly, Ernest P. Ernest P. Zimmerly age 86 of Baraboo passed away Sunday, April 14, 1991 at the Sauk County Health Care Center. Mr. Zimmerly was born in the town of Freedom on May 24, 1904, and has been a resident of Baraboo all of his life. He was married to the former Hazel Bartow on February 2, 1926 in North Freedom. He was employed at Platts Tavern as a bartender and in 1957 he was a volunteer worker for the Circus World Museum. In 1959 he was one of the first full-time employees for the Circus World Museum as a wagon maker and wood carver up until 1978 when he retired. He was a member of the Baraboo Eagles Club. Survivors include his wife, Hazel, Baraboo; three sons, Harlan (Alta) Zimmerly of Baraboo, Edwin (Marlene) Zimmerly of Baraboo, and Donald (Sharon) Zimmerly of Baraboo; 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 21 great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth (Tom) Mordan of Baraboo; one sister-in-law, Alice (Phillip) Zimmerly of Baraboo and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Jacob and Mary Zimmerly, one brother Phillip Zimmerly and one daughter Marie Jane Severson. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 1 pm at the Redline Funeral HOme with Pastor J. P. Anderson officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 pm at the funeral home.
Zimmerman, Jane A. Jane A. Zimmerman was called home by her God and Savior on Thursday, July 18, 2002 to be with Him in Paradise along with her mother, dad, other relatives and friends. She was born January 18, 1937 at the Reedsburg Hospital, the daughter of Edward and Ester (Smith) Zimmerman. She lived her entire life in North Freedom, and attended the North Freedom grade school. She graduated from Baraboo High School in 1955. Shortly after graduation, she became a paraplegic from an earlier accident, and spent her remaining years in a wheelchair. Although confined to the chair, she thoroughly enjoyed her life. Her hobbies were cooking and baking. Jane was a life-long member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in North Freedom and belonged to the Ladies Group. She was also a member of the North Freedom American Legion Auxiliary, and St. Clare Hospital Auxiliary. She leaves behind her sister, Joan and her husband, Roger Zimmerman of Reedsburg, many special nieces, nephews, dear friends, and special neighbors who were always there for her. She loved them all. Jane was preceded in death by her grandparents; her parents; a sister; many aunts, uncles, nieces, cousins, and many friends. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 22, 2002 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in North Freedom with Pastor Gary Johnson officiating. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in North Freedom. Friends may call on Sunday, July 21st, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., at St. Paul's; and on Monday, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services, at the church. Memorialsmay be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church in North Freedom. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Zimmerman, Mrs. Fred. Mrs. Fred Zimmerman of Ableman died at her home in that village Wednesday night, October 19, 1935 at the age of 78. She is survived by her husband and ten children. The children are, Mrs. Herman Steinhorst, Mrs. Otto Domke, Mrs. Randall Herfort, Mrs. Art Jorg, Mrs. Fred Lombard, Emil, Fred, Henry and Charles Zimmerman, all of this community, and Mrs. Fred Dottle of Detroit. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from St. John's Lutheran church, Ableman. Oehlers and Howland are in charge of the arrangements.
Zobel, Carolyn M. Carolyn M. Zobel, age 86, of Reedsburg, died on Wednesday, December 12, 2001 in the Sauk County Health Care Center. She was born on November 16, 1915 in the Town of Winfield, Sauk County, the daughter of Henry and Amanda (Luedtke) Wagner. On October 5, 1939 she was married to Ray Zobel. Carolyn was a faithful member of St. John Lutheran Church and active with St. John WELCA. She was also active with the Sauk County Association for Retarded Children. She enjoyed gardening and working with her flowers. Survivors include five children: Edward (Dorothy) Zobel of Reedsburg; Judy Williams of Baraboo; Carole Neumann of Reedsburg; Gary (Ann) Zobel of Reedsburg and David Zobel of Reedsburg; nine grandchildren: Mark (Lori) Zobel, Scott Zobel, Lori (Don) Lichte, Jennifer (Mark) Rabata, Jason (Heidi) Williams, Craig (Yvonne) Neumann, Corey Neumann, Curt Neumann and Chad Neumann; nine great grandchildren; six brothers and sisters: Muriel (Elmer) Schmidt of Reedsburg; George (LaVerne) Wagner of Reedsburg, Alfred Wagner of Wisconsin Dells, Berniece (LaVern) Herritz of Reedsburg; Ervin (Mercedes) Wagner of Reedsburg and Norma (Melvin) Richert of Reedsburg; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray, on August 4, 2000; two brothers: Edward Wagner and Harold "Bud" Wagner; and one sister: Alice Schrank Westerman. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Saturday at ST. JOHN EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH in Reedsburg with Dr. James Steinbrecher officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4:00 until 8:00 PM on Friday at the HOOF FUNERAL HOME in Reedsburg. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Sauk County Association for Retarded Children or St. John Lutheran Church would be appreciated. The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family. Mom, We watched as your life quickly faded away and hoped we would never have to see this dark day. We will remember the good times, embrace them with love, being certain you are with the Lord in Heaven above. We've lost a mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend. We pray that with God's grace we will be together again. We would also like to give special thanks to the staff of the Sauk County Health Care Center for the care and concern shown to Mom the past few weeks.