Obituaries "L"

LaRue, Elizabeth (Casey). ELIZABETH CASEY LA RUE, daughter of Hugh and Anna Casey, was born on April 23, 1867 in the town of Ironton, and passed away at her home in Ironton Oct 14, 1952 at the age of 85 yrs. 5 mos. 21 days. She was the youngest of eight children. In January 1893 she was united in marriage to Wm. La Rue, and to this union one son, Bernard, was born. They made their home on a farm near Ironton until the year 1907 when they moved to town. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1941 and has since made her home with her son Bernard. Three months ago she fell and broke her hip, and had been bedfast ever since. She was a life long member of the Catholic Church. She leaves to mourn her loss besides her son and wife, several nieces and nephews, besides a host of friends. Funeral services were conducted Thursday Morning in the Holy Family Catholic Church at LaValle by Father Floyd Lewandski and the remains were placed at rest in the Catholic Cemetery near Ironton.

Laidig, Douglas J. Douglas J. Laidig, 59, of 13502 Grace St., Merrimac, , died Friday, Oct. 12, 2001 at the Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital, Prairie du Sac. He was born Jan. 30, 1942 in Beloit, the son of Douglas G. and Murian Dvork Laidig. Doug married Barbara Ann Robbins on June 13, 1964 in Beloit. She predeceased him on June 4, 2001. Douglas was employed by Taylor Freezer for many years and by the Enkle Corporation. In October of 2000, he was inducted into the City of Beloit Bowling Hall of Fame. He enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing and the outdoors. Survivors include: his daughter, Pamela (Matthew) Kennedy of Beloit; four grandchildren, Kyle and Nicole Pember and Emily and Hannah Kennedy; his mother, Murian Laidig of Beloit; two brothers and two sisters, Marvin (Georgia ) Laidig of Beloit, Pat (Dennis) Haskins of Florida, Glen (Mary) Laidig of South Beloit and Diane (Roger) McMillin of Beloit; his constant companion, Remington; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his father. Friends may call Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Daley-Murphy-Wisch & Associates Funeral Home, 2355 Cranston Road, Beloit. There will be no services. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery Cremoral Ledger.

Lamberty, Saloma A. Saloma A. Lamberty, 85, Reedsburg, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, at St. Clare Meadows Care Center in Baraboo. Saloma was born to LeRoy and Lucinda on June 10, 1918, in Merrimac. She was baptized in the Methodist Church. On Jan. 26, 1942, she marriage Frederick J. Lamberty. This union was blessed with four children. Saloma spent the majority of her life on a farm in the Baraboo-Reedsburg area until moving to Reedsburg in the early 1960s. She also worked for a few years at Flambeau Plastics in the early 1960s. Saloma enjoyed her garden and growing African violets and Christmas cactus. She assisted in the leadership in 4-H when the children were growing up. Saloma also enjoyed making quilts, crocheting afghans, listening to gospel and country music and playing cards with friends from time to time. Her parents; her husband, Frederick; four brothers and a granddaughter, Tammy, preceded her in death. She is survived by her children, Patricia McFadden, Lake Delton; Ronald (Judy) Lamberty, Delafield; Roger (Elaine) Lamberty, Brighton, Colo., and Kevin Lamberty, Rock Springs; nine grandchildren, Jacqueline (Terry) Spencer, Jennifer (Tim) Niles, Shane (Tandy) Lamberty, Shannon Lamberty, Laurie Rigdon, Darla Taylor, Christopher, Matthew, and Benjamin Lamberty; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret (Floyd) Hewitt, Baraboo; brother, Calvert Parks, Wisconsin Dells; many nieces and nephews, along with other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, at the Farber Funeral Home in Reedsburg with Pastor Bill Beers officiating. Burial followed in Butterfield Cemetery, Excelsior Township. Friends called on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Farber Funeral Home. Memorials of remembrance may be made to the American Diabetes Association. The Farber Funeral Home assisted the family with the arrangements.

Lamphear, Elma Dorothy (Hendricks). Elma Dorothy Lamphear, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rhienholt Hendricks, was born on September 2, 1913 in Valton. She grew to young womanhood in this area. On June 25, 1935 she was united in marriage to William Joseph Lamphear. To this marriage, three children were born; Ronald, Mission, Kan.; Mrs. Marvin (Jeanne) Loomis, of Janesville; and Robert, Kansas City, Kan. After living in Friendship several years, she returned to the Valton community for a short time in 1965 before moving to Janesville to reside with her daughter. She passed away at a Beloit hospital on Sept. 11, 1966. She was an associate member of the Valton Friends Church. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Friendship. In addition to her three children, those left to mourn her passing include her mother, Mrs. Rhienholt Hendricks; three sisters, Mrs. Lyle Dietz, and Mrs. Dean Beier, Both of Valton; and Mrs. Leonard Escher, Cazenovia; two brothers, Merlin of Beloit; Lewis of Bonner Springs, Kan.; ten grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted in the Valton Friends Church on Sept. 14 with Revs. Eastman and Henderson officiating. Burial was in the Valton Cemetery.

Lamphiear, Jerry C. Jerry C. Lamphiear of Baraboo, formerly of Merrimac, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 24, 2001 at Wisconsin Dells Health and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 96. Jerry was born on May 26, 1905 in Volga City, Iowa to Clifford and Mary (Kahler) Lamphiear. He was united in marriage to Myrtle Clendennen in Manchester, Iowa on December 17, 1931 and had celebrated 69 years together. They moved to Wisconsin in 1938 so that Jerry could assist in the construction of Badger Army Ammunition Plant. He was employed as a carpenter for many years. Jerry built his 2 homes on Lake Wisconsin. For 24 years, he owned and operated Jerry's Mobil Station and Gambles Hardware in Merrimac. He was capable of doing many things and loved all the young people who came to visit the station. Jerry was a member of the Lake Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce and the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Merrimac. Jerry is survived by his wife, Myrtle, of the Wisconsin Dells Health and Rehab Center; 2 children, Lynn Lamphiear of Baraboo and Joy (Sam) Fraden of California; 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Josie Malone of Manchester, Iowa and Mary Frederick of West Union, Iowa; 2 half-sisters, Adalene Arnold and Berneice Hodson; and a favorite cousin, Sammy Kahler. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers, Claude and Tommy; and 2 sisters, Jessie and Mabel. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2001 at the Wisconsin Dells Health and Rehabilitation Center at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Steven Keller officiating. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be they name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven; Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil; for Thine is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen. Jerry will be greatly missed by family and friends who knew him. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the nursing home staff and doctors for their care and concern.

Lang, Lawrence A. Lawrence A. "Stub" Lang of Sauk City died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002 at Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital. He was 88. Mr. Lang was born on Aug. 5, 1913 in Sauk City to the late Willibald and Bridget (Sheridan) Lang. He married Carol Kimball on Feb. 8, 1941. The couple owned and operated Lang's Restaurant in Sauk City for 33 years, retiring in 1980. He was also employed by Badger Ordinance and the Pioneer Press newspaper in Sauk City. He was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church and a charter member of the Knights of Columbus, Blackhawk Chapter. Mr. Lang is survived by a daughter, Cookie (Lou) Setzke of Prairie du Sac; a son, Tom (Colleen) Lang of St. Charles, Ill.; seven grandchildren, Mark (Diana) Setzke, Holly (Phil) Marx, Jenny Setzke, Tom Lang II, and Bridget and Anna Lang; two great-grandchildren, Teyanna and Nathan Marx; three sisters-in-law, Pearl Lang of Prairie du Sac, Beverly Felix of Cucamonga, Calif., and Marion Wollen of Madison; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Carol, on Oct. 5, 1997; and two brothers, Hap and Bill Lang. A Mass of Christian Burial was Friday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Sauk City, Father Kevin Holmes officiating. Burial was in St. Aloysius Cemetery. Gniewikow-Hooverson Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.

Langdon, James W. Reedsburg Times Press Aug 28, 1958 Brief Illness Fatal to Wonewoc Man. James W Langdon, 95, Wonewoc, died Sat in a Hillsboro Hosp after a brief illness. Mr Langdon, who was born in Woodland, spent his childhood at Hillsboro. For 30 yrs he farmed near La Valle. From La Valle he moved to Montana where he operated a 1,186 acre ranch. In 1945 he retired and came back to Wonewoc. Surviving are 4 sons, Melvin, Wonewoc, Dewey, Lime Ridge, Ezra, Gilroy, CA and Marvin San Francisco, CA; 4 daughters, Mrs Elva Gibeaut, Elroy and Mrs Eva Taubert, Mrs Millie Babcock and Mrs Peter Riedy all of Milwaukee; and a brother George of Elroy. Funeral services were held Wed at 2 pm in the Wonewoc Methodist church.

Lange, Minnie Julia. Minnie Julia Lange born in Karlsruhe, Baden, Germany, November 19, 1872 passed away at the home of her sister, Mrs. Harold Boyd, Baraboo, Wis., at the age of 83 years and 24 days. At the age of three years she came to America with her parents. For many years she was a nurse at Milwaukee, Chicago and for 35 years in New York City. Until her sickness she had lived in Rock Springs where she was a member of the Woman's club and Garden club, when it was first organized. She was also a member of the Royal Neighbors. Her father and mother, three brothers, Oscar, Earnest and Fred preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn four sisters, Mrs. Mary Lee, Rock Springs, Mrs. Addie Pfaff, Rock Springs, Mrs. George Manthey, Colome, South Dakota, and Mrs. Harold Boyd, 318 First avenue, Baraboo; five brothers, Emil Lange, Rock Springs, August, Arthur, Ralph and Melvin Lange, all of Baraboo. Pallbearers were six nephews; Arvin, Milton, Donald, MacArthur and Lloyd Lange and Marion Pfaff. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, Dec. 17, 1955 at the Hanson funeral home, the Rev. Alan Henderson of St. Paul's English Llutheran church officiating.

Lange, Steven J. Steven J. Lange, 47, Black River Falls, formerly of Reedsburg, died on Friday, Jan. 11, 2002 in his home. He was born on June 7, 1954 in Reedsburg, the son of Evan and Audrey (nee Herritz) Lange. Steve was a 1972 graduate of Webb High School. He was a veteran with the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam Era. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, the out of doors, building model airplanes and rockets, and he was a talented artist. Survivors include his parents, Evan and Audrey Lange, Reedsburg; five children, Charmaine Olson, Reedsburg, Nicholas Lange, Wisconsin Dells, Amanda and Allen Lange, both of Reedsburg, and Christina Severson, Plain; two grandchildren, Samantha and Riley; one brother, Jeff (Anne) Lange, Reedsburg; one sister, Barb (Larry) Roecker, Rock Springs; nieces and nephews; aunts, uncles, cousins; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Melvin and Lillian Lange and his maternal grandparents, Paul and Wava Herritz. Graveside services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Reedsburg. Military rites followed the service. The family received friends from 4 until 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Hoof Funeral Home in Reedsburg. The Hoof Funeral Home served the family.

Lange, Lillian W. (Lange). Lillian W. Lange, age 89, formerly of 1105 12th Street, died early this morning, March 26, 1982 at the Jefferson Meadows Care Center. She was born November 30, 1892 in Peshtigo, the daughter of Friedrick and Augusta Bleek Lange. She married Melvin Lange, December 16, 1919, he died December 27, 1973. She served as a nurse’s aide for 15 years at the old St. Mary's Hospital, retiring at the age of 72. Survivors include six sons, Stuart, Fond du Lac; Kendall, Rock Springs; Melvin, Jr.; Rhinelander; Milton and Donald, both of Baraboo; Evan of Reedsburg; four daughters, Arvonna Boye, Charlotte, North Carolina; Marjorie Fish, Marion, Iowa; Allene Gibbons, Monroe; Carol McIntyre, Menomonee Falls; two brothers, William Lange, Baraboo; Herman Lange, Milwaukee; 24 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters, one grandson and one granddaughter. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Hanson-Mooney Funeral Home. Pastor Philemon Anderson will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, North Freedom. Friends may call from 7 until 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Lange, Dorothea Marie. Dorothea Marie Lange, age 86, of Baraboo passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005 at the St. Clare Meadows Care Center in Baraboo. Dorothea was born on Jan. 18, 1919 in La Valle, the daughter of William and Maria (Roloff) Held. Dorothea was a graduate of Reedsburg High School and was united in marriage to MacArthur Lange on Feb. 8, 1942 at her parents home in Reedsburg. Dorothea was employed as a secretary at Lichte Insurance Agency in Reedsburg for over 30 years. For many years Dorothea and her husband were members of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Reedsburg, before moving to Baraboo and becoming members of St. John's Lutheran Church. Dorothea enjoyed collecting stamps, family genealogy, traveling and vacationing. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, MacArthur of Baraboo; children Alexendra "Lexie" (Richard) Buelow of Baraboo, John A. Lange of Baraboo; grandchildren, Jeffery (Dawn Marie) Buelow of Rock Springs, Shawn Lange and fiancee' Terry of Madison, Jennifer (Jim) Lovelace of Reedsburg, John Strosin of Madison, Matt (Amy) Strosin of West Allis; great-grandchildren, Hanna Buelow of Rock Springs, Joshua, Grace and Josie Lovelace of Reedsburg, Alex and Johnny Strosin of Madison; brother, Reinhard Held of Florida; daughter in-law, Mary Lange of Madison and many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by a son, William Lange; grandchild, Richard Brian; two brothers, Theodore and Victor Held; and two sisters, Edna Lange and Linda Williams. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Baraboo, at 11 a.m. with pastor Myron Schwanke officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time of service. Burial will take place in St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery in Reedsburg at 2 p.m. If desired, memorials may be given to St. John's Lutheran Church in memory of Dorothea. The Rago- Baldwin Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Lange, Constance (Brock). Constance Brock Lange, wife of the late Michael Lange, who died July 5th, 1937 in Ableman, was born at Thorn, Poland, February 1, 1852, the daughter of Joseph and Julianna Brock of Karlsruhe Baden, Germany. She was united in marriage to Michael Lange and migrated to America in the spring of 1876, living in Chicago for several months, from there moving to Ableman, Wis., where they resided in that vicinity the remainder of their lives. To the union of Michael and Constance Lange were born fourteen children, two having died in infancy and their son Oscar in 1906, at the age of 27. Her husband preceded her in death in the year of 1907. Those of her immediate family to mourn her death are six sons, and five daughters: Fred J. Lange, Reedsburg; Arthur M. Lange, Reedsburg; August M. Lange, Baraboo; Ralph S. Lange, Baraboo; Amanda Lange Boyd, Baraboo; Minnie J. Lange, Ableman; Adeline Lange Pfaff, Ableman; Emil J. Lange, Ableman; Mary Lange Lee, Ableman; Melvin H. Lange, town of Excelsior; Alvina Lange Manthey, Colome, South Dakota. Two sisters and two brothers are living in Karlsruhe Baden, Germany.

Lange, Melville E. Melville E. Lange, 86, Reedsburg, died Sunday morning, March 20, 1988 at the Sauk County Health Care Center. He was born in Ableman on March 17, 1902, the son of Emil and Lilla Rose (Lee) Lange. On July 21, 1923, he was married to the former Alida Sather. Mr. Lange was the plumbing inspector for the City of Reedsburg for many years. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran church and a 50 year member of the Reedsburg Masonic Lodge #79. Survivors include one daughter, Jean Ann (Mrs. Richard) Pearce, Sioux St. Marie, Michigan; two sons, Darol, Reedsburg and Edward, Zion, Illinois; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Wilma (Mrs. Clarence) Henning, Sauk City and Lucy (Mrs. Ivan) Lassallette, Reedsburg. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alida, on January 23, 1977; a granddaughter, Leslie Pearce and two brothers. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 23, at St. John's Lutheran church with Dr. James Steinbrecher and Pastor Charles Wilson officiating. Interment was in the Greenwood cemetery. The family received friends after 4 p.m. on Tuesday at the Hammer Funeral Home where a masonic service was held at 8 p.m.

Lange, Kendall B. Kendall Burton Lange of Rock Springs, died on Friday, August 31, 1990 at St. Clare Hospital in Baraboo. With his family at his side, he passed away after a courageous struggle with cancer. Kendall, the third of ten children, was born on the family farm near Rock Springs on April 23, 1924, to Melvin and Lillian Lange. He graduated from the Baraboo High School in 1941. After serving in the Army during WWII, he returned to Rock Springs and was employed by the Wisconsin Power and Light. He retired in 1987 after 38 years of service. On October 13, 1951 Kendall married Donna Meyer, of Rock Springs. Together they raised four chidlren, Nancy, New York City, Mark (Debbie), Madrid, Spain, Michael, Milwaukee and Paula (Korrie) Steinhorst, Reedsburg. His brothers and sisters are Stuart (Janette), Wausaukee, Arvona Boye, Charlotte, NC, Marjorie Fish, North Fredom, Melvin Jr. "Bingo" (Mary Jean), Rhinelander, Milton, North Freedom, Evan (Audrey), Reedsburg, Allene Gibbons, Monroe, Donald "Ted" (Kathy), Baraboo and Carol (William "Mick") McIntyre, Baraboo. Kendall's family, travel, nature and especially his land in the country were the great joys of his life. His legacy is the loving encouragement, inspiration, wonderful memories and laughter he gave his family. Instead of sending flowers, Kendall's family asks that memorials be made either to The Nature Conservancy or the University of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center in Madison. Funeral services for Kendall were conducted on Tuesday, September 4, at 11 a.m. in the Gant-Farber Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Wilson officiating. Friends called on Monday evening at the funeral home. Taken from the Reedsburg Paper.

Lange, Melvin Jr. Melvin "Bingo" Lange, Jr. age 68, of Rhinelander died on December 7, 1995 at the University Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. He was born in Rock Springs, Wisconsin on October 21, 1927, to Melvin and Lillian Lange. Mr. Lange attended schools in Baraboo, graduating from Baraboo High School in 1946. He then entered the United States Army in January of 1946 and served with the Army of Occupation in Germany until he was honorably discharged in March of 1947. He then returned to Sauk County where he served with the National Guard on a full time basis until 1953. He then was employed by Badger Ordinance Works in Baraboo, and then as a Highway Patrolman for Sauk County until November of 1955. He then became a Conservation Warden with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in the Waupun/Fond du Lac area for 17 years. In July of 1973 he was promoted to the District Recreational Safety Specialist and moved to Rhinelander in 1973 where he has lived since. He retired from that position in June of 1983. After his retirement he worked for the Rhinelander Flying Service for two years and was still working as a Bailiff for the Oneida County District Court at the time of his death. Both of these positions allowed him to be involved in his two main interests, flying and law enforcement. He married Mary Jean Bailey on June 14, 1952 in Baraboo. He was a very active member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Rhinelander, the Experimental Aircraft Association, the Wiconsin Conservation Wardens Association, and was also a very active volunteer of the Northwood Ducks Unlimited Chapter and also taught hunter safety. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jean of Rhinelander; one son, Jeffrey (Konnie) Lange of Green Bay, Wisconsin; one grandson, Adam Lange of Little Rock, Arkansas; four sisters, Arvona Boye of Charlotte, North Carolina, Marjorie Fish of North Freedom, Wisconsin, Allene Gibbons of Monroe, Wisconsin and Mrs. Carol (Mick) McIntyre of Baraboo, Wisconsin; four brothers, Stuart (Janette) Lange of Wausakee, Wisconsin, Milton Lange of North Freedom, Wisconsin, Evan (Audrey) of Reedsburg, Wisconsin and Ted (Kathy) Lange of Baraboo, Wisconsin; one sister-in-law, Donna Lange of Rock Springs, Wisconsin; 23 nieces and nephews; and two step-grandchildren, Scott and Matthew. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Kendall. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Deacember 12, 1995 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Mark's Lutheran Church, with the Reverend David Last officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, December 11, 1995 at the Carlson Funeral Home, and Tuesday until the time of service at the church. A memorial has been established in Mr. Lange's name. As his life's work work shows, he loved and cared for the outdoors. Taken from the Wisconsin State Journal.

Langer, John M. John M. Langer. Attorney John M. Langer of Baraboo died on Sunday, June 30, 2002. He was born on Dec. 2, 1931, the son of Attorney Harold Myron and Katherine Mary (Hickey) Langer. He was a life-long Baraboo area resident. Langer came from a pioneer Sauk County family, his great-grandfather, Patrick Hickey, having been the first settler in the Town of Dellona in 1846. Langer was a 1949 graduate of Baraboo High School and received his Bachelor of Science Degree from UW Madison in 1953, following which he entered the U.S. Navy where he served on Destroyers and with the 9th Marine Infantry Regiment. He was released from active duty in January, 1958 with the rank of Lieutenant. While an undergraduate at UW, Langer was elected President of the Wisconsin Men's Association, served on the Student Board and was a student member of the powerful Student Life and Interests Committee on the faculty. He was elected to Mace, the Junior Men's Honorary fraternity and was also a member of Sigma Chi. He was a member of the University Band. Following his naval service, Langer returned to the UW, first to its graduate school and then entered its Law School from which he graduated in 1960. While a law student, Langer served as a Housefellow in Gregory, Tripp. He was elected to the Phi Delta Phi, National Legal Fraternity and Delta Epsilon, Residence Halls Honorary Fraternity. Langer returned to Baraboo following his admission to the bar and entered into private practice with his father and Clyde C. Cross. In 1965 he was elected Sauk County District Attorney, from which position he resigned in 1966 following the death of his father and returned to private. In 1975 he established his own law firm. Extremely active in legal organizations, Langer helped found and served for many years as chairman of the Sauk County Legal Aid program. He was also Chairman of the County Law Library Committee for many years, served as President of the Sauk County Bar Association and served on or chaired many of its committees. He was chosen a member of Lawyers Pro Bono Publico of the Wisconsin Bar Foundation for his legal aid contributions. He served as county coordinator of the Continuing Legal Education program of the University of Wisconsin Extension. He was a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and had served on its Fee Arbitration Panel. He was a Life Member of the Wisconsin District Attorney's Association. In 1961 Langer and a group of other young men founded the Baraboo Jaycees, which he served as Charter President. He was elected a President of the Wisconsin Jaycees and a Director of the United States Jaycees. He was chosen Outstanding Vice-President and Outstanding National Director in the years in which he held those offices. He received the Baraboo Jaycees Outstanding Young Man Award in 1964; the Key man award in 1968 and the Distinguished Service Award in 1972. He was made a Lifetime Associate Member in 1974. Langer also founded and served as Charter President of the Vacationland Alumni Club of the University of Wisconsin and started its very successful scholarship program. In 1971 the National UW Alumni Association presented him with its Spark Plug Award. He was a life member of the Association and was a member of the UW Band Alumni Association. In 1961 Langer also founded the Baraboo United Fund and served as its President for 20 years. Upon his retirement in 1981, he received its Award of Excellence. Langer also served as President of the South Central Shamrock Club and received its Irishman of the Year Award in 1985. He was a 25 year member of the American Legion; a 36 year member of the Baraboo Kiwanis Club, which he also served as president in 1970 and 1971 and as Lt. Governor of the Wisconsin-Upper Michigan Kiwanis in 1985; an incorporator of and Director of the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council and served on the Baraboo School Board where he was primarily responsible for the development of curricula and the establishment of written policies for the operation of the district. He also developed the current organization of the Board. For many years Langer headed the Baraboo tree planting project, which raised funds for and planted thousands of trees on the treebanks of Baraboo. He also held many offices in the Baraboo American Field Service Chapter and served as a Director and Officer of Camp Gray, Inc. He was a member of both the Sauk County and State Historical Societies, MENSA and AARP. In 1999, while his niece, Katie Schwarm, was serving with the Peace Corps in Bomet, Kenya, East Africa, Mr. Langer donated matching funds in cooperation with the Peace Corps Partnership Program to build the Silibwet Community Library to further the education of the residents. Langer was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Martha. He is survived by his sister Helen (Jay) Schwarm of Savannah, Georgia, 1 nephew and 7 nieces. Mr. Langer donated his body to the UW-Madison Anatomy Department. Honoring the request of Mr. Langer, no funeral or memorial service will be held. Memorials may be made to the Baraboo Public Library. The Rago Funeral Home is assisting the family.

LaPointe, Fern. Fern LaPointe, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away peaceful at St. Clare Meadows on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002 at the age of 91. Born Frances Fern Pfohl in Sheridan, Wyo., she was raised in Pocatello, Idaho and Portland, Ore. During the depression, she helped her mother operate a rooming house and restaurant after her father passed away, and eventually went to work as a secretary for the Oregon State Accident Commission in Salem, Ore. After World Word II began, she took a federal civil service job, working in San Francisco and Baltimore. Her training as a medical and legal secretary led her to Nuremberg, Germany, where she was a court reporter and secretary for the American prosecuting attorneys at the Nuremberg War Crimes Trails. While in Nuremberg, she met Capt. Frank LaPointe, whom she captivated with her Rita Hayworth -like beauty and independent spirit. They married on Sept. 4, 1947. Trading her own career to become an Army wife, she traveled extensively with her husband and their one daughter, living in New York, California, Washington, Georgia, Maryland. After her husband's retirement as an Army Lt. Col, in 1958, the family settled in West Long Branch, N.J., until his retirement from Army civil service, in 1976. The couple relocated to Baraboo in 1977 to be near their daughter and son -in -law. A talented writer who delighted her daughter with original children's stories and poetry, she instilled in her family a love of literature and appreciation for good writing. She will be remembered for her total commitment to her husband, daughter and grandson; her love for her dogs; and her enduring sense of humor, which stayed with her to the very end of her life. Although she struggled with periods of deep depression, she always rallied to care for her family and made their friends welcome in her home. She had a particularly close relationship with her grandson, whom she adored. She also loved the ocean, old movies, sea food and a good glass of Sherry. She was preceded in death by her father, Frederick Pfohl; her mother, Edna Long Pfohl; and her sister, Margaret Manwiller. She is survived by her husband, Frank La Pointe, Baraboo; her daughter Linda (Chuck) Brei, Madison; and her grandson Tom Brei, a student at the University of Tampa, Fla. A brief memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002, at ST. CLARE MEADOWS CARE CENTER with the Rev. Bill Beers officiating. Memorials may be sent to the Baraboo Lions Club, E11147B Wynsong Drive, Baraboo, Wis., 53913. The REDLIN FUNERAL HOME is assisting with arrangements.

Laridaen, Erwin. Reedsburg Times Press Aug 28, 1958 City Man’s Brother Succumbs in Mauston. Erwin Laridaen, 61, Mauston, an active sportsman in that area, died Mon at his home after a long illness. Among the survivors is a brother, Charles of Reedsburg. Mr Laridaen was a well known raccoon hunter who entered his hounds in many area field trials. A WWI veteran, he was a member of the American Legion. He was the owner of Laridaen’s liquor store in Mauston. Funeral services will be held today, Thurs, at 9 am in St Patrick’s Catholic church in Mauston. Also surviving are his wife, Inez; a daughter, Mrs Charles Kellaher, Mauston; 2 other brothers, Peter, Lyndon Station and Louis, Mauston; a sister, Mrs Ida Jensen, Indianapolis, IN; and 2 grandchildren.

Laridaen, Eleanore, J. Eleanore J. Laridaen, 88 of Reedsburg, died on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, in the Sauk County Health Care Center. She was born on September 28, 1916, in the Township of LaValle, the daughter of Frank and Blanche (nee Schilling) Decot. On November 3, 1934, she was married to Francis L. Laridaen. Eleanore enjoyed collecting Elvis memorabilia and she was an avid Green Bay Packers fan. Survivors include two children, Shirley Lange of Reedsburg and Jerry (Patty) Laridaen of Appleton; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; nine brothers and sisters, Mabel Burgess, Alice Lombard, Geneva (Fred) Vogt, Jeanette (Fred) Werner, Robert (Dorothy) Decot, Ramona McHenry and Patricia (James) Murdock, all of Reedsburg, Lois (Austin) Luke of Lake Delton and Elaine (Glen) Jensen of Madison; one sister-in-law, Frances Decot of Reedsburg; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis, on September 10, 2000; one daughter, Yvonne Tucker; two sisters, Mary Frayer and Margie Decot; and one brother, Donald Decot. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2005, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Reedsburg with Father Thomas Monaghan officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. The family received friends from 5 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Hoof Funeral Home in Reedsburg and visitors are welcome from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday at the church. The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.

LaRue, Bernard. LONGTIME MEMBER OF COUNTY BOARD DIES Bernard LaRue, 67, Ironton, who served on the Sauk County board for a record 37 years, died Saturday in a Reedsburg hospital after a long illness. He was born October 26, 1899 in Ironton. For a number of years he operated farms in the area. He was a member of the Holy Family Catholic church, LaValle. In April 1928 he was elected to represent Ironton on the county board and he served until January 1965, when he retired. During his years on the board, he was a member of the highway commission for 7 years, and vice chairman for 15 years. When Sauk County remodeled the old courthouse and built an addition and new jail at Baraboo, he was chairman of the building committee for the $1 million project. Surviving is his wife, Mamie. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning in Holy Family church, with Fr. John W. Kravec officiating, and burial was in Calvary cemetery at Ironton. The rosary was said Monday evening at the Gant funeral home.

Lattenstein, August. August Lattenstein, a farmer who lived in the town of Westfield four miles southwest of Loganville, was kicked by a horse last Thursday evening. The force of the blow was received in the stomach and despite all medical aid he died Sunday morning, December 1, 1901. The funeral was held in Brandt's church of which he was a member. The deceased came from Germany in 1889. He was nearly 42 years old and leaves a wife and one daughter besides many relatives and warm friends.

Lavelle, Mabel. Just a week after her 103rd birthday on Aug. 29, 2003, Mabel Steinhorst Lavelle passed away peacefully in her sleep. She was the last of three long-lived North Freedom sisters, aunts of Baraboo Mayor Dean Steinhorst. They were granddaughters of Frederick Johan and Johanna Remus Steinhorst, who came with their eight children to Sauk County from Pomeronia in the late 1800s. Family legend says that, to escape Frederick's being forced to serve in the Russian army, the family quietly left their home under cover of night. They split into groups of two, younger children with older, and walked 500 miles sleeping during the day and moving at night to Rotterdam, where they were able to meet and sail to America. When he was grown, one of those children, August Steinhorst, and his wife Augusta Lehman Steinhorst established their farm on Freedom Road in the Baraboo Hills and raised four children there. They were Harry (1902 -1977), who with his wife Esther ultimately took over the land; Ida Steinhorst Rettgen (1896 -1995), who with her husband Pete farmed on Rettgen Road near the family homestead: Maida Steinhorst Barlow (1906 - 2001), who spent most of her life in Madison: and Mabel. August and Augusta Steinhorst died within six months of one another, in their 90s in 1958. Mabel Lavelle, who was preceded in death by her husband Charles in 1992, spent most of her married life in Evanston, Ill. For many years she was a saleswoman in the infants and children's departments of Marshall Fields and then Saks Fifth Avenue. After retirement she was an active member of Second Presbyterian Church in Evanston as well as the Evanston Woman's Club where she enjoyed playing bridge. More recently she lived in Milwaukee near her son James (Mary), and in Connecticut and Florida near her daughter Jane (Robert) Brown. She leaves four grandchildren who adored her, and five great-grandchildren. A private burial will be held in North Freedom. For further information contact James or Mary Lavelle-262-675-2113.

Lee, Mrs. Mary (Lange). Mrs. Mary Lee, 93, Rock Springs, passed away Monday evening (Dec 22, 1969), in the Reedsburg Municipal Hospital where she had been a patient for the past five months. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Virginia Mueller, Rock Springs; two sisters, Mrs. Alvina Manthey, Colome, South Dakota; Mrs. Amanda Boyd, Baraboo; two brothers, August Lange and Melvin Lange, both of Baraboo; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by her husband, James, in 1916. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 in the Hanson Funeral Home with the Rev. Werner Lemke of the North Freedom Baptist Church officiating. Friends may call at the Hanson Funeral Home Thursday evening from 7 to 9. Burial will be made in the Oak Hill Cemetery in North Freedom.

Lee, Clara (Carpenter). Valton Native Dies In Florida April 15 Mrs. Clara Lee, 85, New Port Richey, Fl., died Wednesday, Apr. 15, 1970, in a hospital after a long illness. The former Clara Carpenter was born Sept. 25, 1884, in Valton. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Camilla Sparks, Port Richey, Fl.; two grandchildren; a brother, Forrest Carpenter, 136-2nd St.; and two sisters, Mrs. Edward Pridat and Mrs. Louis Rahn, Madison. Services were held Saturday I the Gant funeral home with the Rev. Misses Winifred Eastman and Norma Henderson, pastors of the Valton Friends church officiating. Burial was I Oak cemetery, Woodland Township.

Leggert, William W. William W. Leggett, age 72, of Reedsburg, passed away on Friday, October 19, 2001, at the Sauk County Health Care Center. William, the son of Worlen and Lyda May (Wilcox) Leggett, was born on February 17, 1929 in Tomahawk, Wisconsin. He is survived by two sisters, Etta Weiland of Baraboo and Donna (Norman) Maki of Glendale, AZ; three brothers, Dean (Helen) Leggett of Las Cruces, NM, Neal (Lois) Leggett of Tomahawk, and Jack (Judy) Leggett of Tomahawk; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, and four sisters. Committal services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, October 22, 2001, at the Greenwood Cemetery in Tomahawk, with Deacon Darrell Smerz officiating. Any memorials received will be forwarded to the Special Olympics in Bill's name. The Redlin Funeral Home in Baraboo is assisting with arrangements.

Lehman, Pauline (Meyer). Mrs. Pauline Meyer Lehman, age 84, of Baraboo passed away Wednesday morning, April 12, 1989 at her home on Manchester street. She was the daughter of the late Herman and Louise Meyer. She was born on Oct 21, 1904 in Reedsburg. She married Carl Lehman on June 17, 1933. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in June of 1983. Mrs. Lehman was employed by Island Woolen Mills until it closed and was then employed by McArthurs Hammock Factory for 22 years until her retirement. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. Survivors include her husband, Carl Lehman of Baraboo, one son, Arthur (Elaine) Zinkie of Baraboo, two grandsons, Thomas (Cathy) Zinkie of Baraboo, Steven (Denise) Zinkie of Yorkville, Ill., two great grandchildren, Gregory and Stephanie Zinkie of Baraboo, two sisters, Pearl (Emil) Meyer of Reedsburg, Loretta (Albert) Ziech of Seely Lake, Mont. and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Louise Meyer, two brothers, Rudolph and Edward Meyer and one sister, Mildred Hillmer. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 14 at 2 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church with Pastor Daniel Balge officiating. Burial will be made in the Walnut Hill Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Redlin Funeral Home and on Friday from 1 p.m. to time of services at the church. Taken from the Baraboo News Republic.

Leister, William. William Leister Passes. Aaron Leister of this village received a message from Prairie du Sac this week of the death of his brother William following an illness of some time. The deceased was a son of the late Isaac and Lovina Leister, pioneers of this community. He was born in the town of Granville, Feb. 22, 1853. At the age of 21 he took up his residence in Sauk County where he was married to Miss Margaret Felix of this union two sons and one daughter with the wife survive, Edwin B. resides, Menomonee. Henry at Prairie du Sac, and Mrs. MacGrady of Michigan and one brother Aaron. The funeral was held Wednesday.

Leston, Robert S. Robert S. Leston, 77, LaValle, died on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 at the Sauk County Health Care Center. He was born on April 25, 1926 in Elmhurst, Ill. the son of Stephen and Anna (nee Hanseder) Leston. He served his country in the Navy during World War II receiving the Purple Heart for his gallant service. He was married on July 24, 1948 in Immaculate Conception Church in Elmhurst, Ill. to Lucy Moreau. This marriage was blessed with four children. Robert was a member of the American Legion Post 242 in LaValle. He did extensive work for St. Alexander Parish in Villa Park, Ill.; Holy Family Catholic Church in LaValle and Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Reedsburg. He also worked extensively with Reedsburg Area Helping Hands. Robert is survived by his wife, Lucy, LaValle; his children, Gary S. Leston, Wonewoc, Michael R. Leston, LaGrange, Ill., Mary Dvorak, Batavia, Ill., and Monika (Greg) Geyer, Reedsburg; six grandchildren, Jennifer, Brian, Christopher and Katherine Dvorak, Adam and Shannon Geyer; a great-granddaughter, Alexis Dvorak; brothers, James (June) Leston, Lombard, Ill., Richard (Elaine) Leston, Elmhurst, Ill., and William Leston, San Diego, Calif.; sister, Gertrude Bolling, LaMesa, Calif.; many nieces, nephews along with other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Gregory Geyer, Jr. A Mass of Christian burial was conducted on Saturday, Aug. 2 at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Reedsburg with Father Thomas Monaghan officiating. Burial followed in Calvary Cemetery in Reedsburg with military rites conducted by the LaValle American Legion Post. Friends called on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Thompson Funeral Home in Wonewoc and again from 9 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at the church. The family requests memorials of remembrance be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church or Reedsburg Area Helping Hands in lieu of flowers.

Levenhagen, Oscar August. Oscar August Levenhagen, age 87, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 7, 2003 at Maplewood Nursing Home in Sauk City, Wisconsin. He was born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin on April 10, 1916 to John and Louise (Schaeve) Levenhagen. He married Ruth Ebel on October 5, 1940, and they celebrated 45 years of marriage together. They made their home in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, where Oscar was employed as a Toolmaker at Medalist Industries (Bell Machine Company) until his retirement. Oscar was preceded in death by Ruth in 1985. Oscar most recently resided at Our House in Baraboo, Wisconsin. He is survived by his three daughters and four grandchildren: Susan (Dennis) Masarik and their son Stephen, of Chicago; Linda (Sid) Nyholm and their daughter Kristen, of West Baraboo; Debra (Michael) Palmquist and their daughters Erika and Lia, of Minneapolis. A visitation hour will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, July 18, 2003 at First Presbyterian Church. A Memorial Service will immediately follow visitation, and will take place at 3:00 P.M. with Pastor David Gilmore officiating. On August 9, 2003, at 12:30 P.M. there will be a visitation hour at the chapel at Lakeview Memorial Park, 2786 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh, Wisconsin, followed immediately at 1:30 P.M. by a Memorial Service and the interment. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Oscar's memory to the American Lung Association, 61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006. The Rago Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Libansky, Mildred Lenora (Vodak). Mildred Lenora (Vodak) Trefren Libansky, age 90, of Baraboo, formerly of Richland Center, died on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003, a the St. Clare Meadows Nursing Home. She was born in Bloom City on July 17, 1913. In 1935, she married Frances Barnard Trefren, and he preceded her in death in 1954. She was a nurse's aide at the Edwards Clinic in Richland Center for many years. Mildred later worked in the kitchen at Schmitt Woodland Hills. In 1989, she moved to Baraboo. In 1974, she married Emil Libansky, and he preceded her in death in 1991. Survivors include her children, Frank Trefren of Texas, Ernest (Grace) Trefren of Modesto, Calif., Thomas (Sharron) Trefren of Grand Bay, Ala., Michael (Jane) Trefren of Carlsbad, N.M., and Patricia (Dennis) Clement of Baraboo; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, Fred (Josephine) Vodak of Illinois; brother-in-law, Frank Wilson of Adams; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Frances and Emil; and brothers and sisters, Ernest, Erma, Lucille and Kenneth. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 11, 2003, at ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, Richland Center. Father Wayne Kidd will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the LUNENSCHLOSS-HANSEN FUNERAL HOME, Richland Center, on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2003, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. or at the church on Monday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass. The Lunenschloss-Hansen Funeral Home is assisting the family with their arrangements.

Licht, Willard H. Willard H. Licht, 76, Ironton, died peacefully at his home on Saturday morning, April 26, 2003, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on June 24, 1926, in the Township of Reedsburg, the son of Herbert and Hazel (nee Klipp) Licht. On Feb. 5, 1949, he married the former Adeline D. Schultz. During his lifetime he was a farmer, milk hauler and a truck driver. He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Loganville. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Adeline; four daughters, Roberta (Harlan) Thieding, Loganville, Marie (Gerald) Bryan, Kanarraville, Utah, Janice (David) Towne, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, and Teresa (Arlan) Putt, Baraboo; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Wilma Shannon, Richland Center; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother-in-law, Myron Shannon. Funeral services will be conducted today, Wednesday, April 30, at 11 a.m. at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Loganville with Pastor Amy Swanson officiating. Interment will be in St. Peter's Cemetery. The family received friends from 4 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Hoof Funeral Home in Reedsburg. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Peter's Lutheran Church Redecorating Fund would be appreciated. The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.

Licht, Marvin Herman. Marvin Herman Licht, age 82, of North Freedom, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at St. Clare Hospital Health and Care Services in Baraboo. Marvin was born Sept. 30, 1919, in Madison, WI, the son of Herman W. and Agnes (Baumgarten) Licht. Marvin was confirmed April 9, 1933, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in North Freedom. He was a graduate of North Freedom High School. He was united in marriage to Ruth Shimniok on Nov. 8, 1947, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in North Freedom. Marvin farmed all his life in the North Freedom area. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Baraboo. Marvin is survived by his wife, Ruth of North Freedom; two daughters, Shirley (James) Roecker of Reedsburg, and Linda (Ron) Green of Menasha; two sons, Marvin D. Light, and Daniel (Judy) Licht, all of North Freedom; six grandchildren, Michael (Vicky) Steinmetz, Kari and Andrew Licht, and Sarah, David and Daniel Roecker; and two greatgrandchildren, Brendan and Cameron Steinmetz. He is further survived by three sisters, Arloween Dyan of Waunakee, Althea (Burdell) Trow of Brooklyn, and Sylvia King of Poynette; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Gertrude Pieper; a brother, Norman Licht; and two brothers-in-law, Leonard King and Merlyne Pieper. Funeral services for Marvin will be held Monday, April 1, at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 524 East St., Baraboo, with Pastor Thomas Fricke officiating. Friends may call Sunday, March 31 from 4-8 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home, 401 Madison Ave., Baraboo, and Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the services at the church. Interment will be at the Kingston Cemetery in the Township of Merrimac. Memorials are appreciated to the charity of your choice.

Link, Fred P. Fred P. Link, age 91 of West Baraboo, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2002, at St. Clare Hospital. He was born at home on June 16, 1910, in Abelman, now known as Rock Springs. Fred was united in marriage to Clydee Seward on May 27, 1940 in Rock Springs. He was employed as a laborer for various places including a rock quarry, road construction, and Fort Dells. He also did farm work, was employed as a security guard at Badger Ordnance, and worked at Circus World Museum. Fred was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Baraboo. He is survived by his wife, Clydee Link of West Baraboo; 3 children, Pete (Crystal) Link of Reedsburg, Bonnie Kennedy(Clair Craighead) of Baraboo, and Betty (Bob) Bertram of Baraboo; 2 grandchildren, Melody Henrikson of Wisconsin Dells and Joe (Carrie) Stando of Reedsburg; 2 great-grandchildren, Kyle and Mallory Henrikson; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Minnie Link; a brother, Arthur Link; and a nephew, Arthur Link, Jr. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 15, 2002 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Baraboo with Pastor Myron Schwanke officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery in Rock Springs. Friends may call on Saturday, June 15, from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services at the church. The Redlin Funeral Home in Baraboo is assisting with arrangements.

Lipke, Carl John. Carl John Lipke passed away the his home in this city on Sunday, March 10, at the age of 89 years. He had been ill but a short time. Surviving the deceased are his wife and the following children; Louise and Edith, at home, Mrs. William F. Sutter, Madison, Mrs. W. E. Delman, Huntley, Montana, Walter G Lipke, Madison. Two children preceded their father in death, Albert who died in infancy, and Herman, who died Sept. 5, 1916. He is also survived by two sisters and a brother; Mrs. Carl Neuman of Prairie du Chien, Miss Amelia Lipke of Richland Center, and Fred Lipke of Chicago. The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at St. Peter's Lutheran church with the Rev. C Schinnerer officiating. Burial was made in St. Peter's Lutheran cemetery. Carl John Lipke was born on October 24, 1850 in Pommerania, Germany. He was the son of Henry and Frederika Lipke. He served with the German army from 1872 to 1874 prior to coming to this country. In 1876 he married Miss Bertha Schultz and in 1881 the family came to this country to settle in Prairie du Chien. Since 1909 the family has lived in this city. Taken from the Reedsburg Paper of March 14, 1940

Lohr, John M. John M. Lohr, age 71, of Troy Township, died on Tuesday, July 2, 2003 at Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital. He was born in Baraboo on May 31, 1932, the son of the late Walter and Lois (Wagner) Lohr. John graduated from Prairie du Sac High School in 1951. He was united in marriage to Katherine Thies on Aug. 20, 1960. John was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served from 1955-57, and served with the National Guard/Baraboo Unit until 1961. He was a lifetime farmer in Troy Township and was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Leland, the church choir, and served on the church council for many years. He was a member of the Hilltop Gospel Singers, American Saddlebred Horse Association and a 4-H adult leader. He is survived by: his wife, Katherine of Troy Township; a son, Jeffrey Lohr of Sauk City; a daughter, Eloise Lohr of Onalaska; two brothers, Melvin (Doris) Lohr of Prairie du Sac and David (Ruth) Lohr of Prairie du Sac; a sister, Norma (Peter) Lohr of Prairie du Sac; four brothers-in-law, Richard (Dinah) Thies of Slinger, Donald (Joyce) Thies of Madison, Robert Exner of Wisconsin Rapids and Gerald Tietje of San Diego, Calif.; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: a brother, Robert; a sister, Marion Exner; a sister-in-law, Betty Tietje and special uncle Ed, who served on the farm for many years. A funeral service will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church, Leland at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 7, 2003, with Pastor James Kuemmerle officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery. Friends may call at GNEWIKOW-HOOVERSON FUNERAL HOME, Sauk City, from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, July 6, 2003.

Luedtke, Helen J. (Trachsler). Helen J. Luedtke, age 69, of Reedsburg, died unexpectedly on Thursday, June 2, 2005 at St. Marys Hospital in Madison. She was born on December 11, 1935 in rural Loganville, the daughter of Verne and Agnes (Ruhland) Trachsler. Helen was a 1953 graduate of Reedsburg High School. On September 8, 1956 she was married to Eugene R. Luedtke. Helen worked at the Farmers & Merchants Bank, later Associated Bank, for a total of 45 years until her retirement. Since her retirement, she has worked part-time for Edward Jones. She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Helen enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening, working with her flowers and playing cards. Survivors include her husband, Eugene; two daughters, Diane (Dick) Falk, of Sun Prairie and Patti (Carl) Fortner, of Mukwonago; one granddaughter, Kristyn Fortner; five brothers and sisters: Marie (Erich) Westedt, of Loganville, Verne Jr. (Adeline) Trachsler, of Baraboo, Betty Oetzman, of Loganville, Duane Trachsler, of Plain and Faye (Blaine) Tourdot, of Reedsburg; many beloved nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; Ace and Kenneth Trachsler and one sister, Marcella Rhode. Funeral services were conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 5, 2005 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Reedsburg with Rev. Kevin Kohnke officiating. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. There was a visitation from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service on Sunday at the church. Memorials to Breast Cancer Research or the American Heart Association would be appreciated. The Hoof Funeral Home in Reedsburg is serving the family. Taken from the Reedsburg Independent.

Luetkens, John Henry. John Henry Luetkens was born January 2, 1859, in Vinstedt, Germany. He was baptized on January 9, 1859. He was the son of John Henry Luetkens and his wife, Katherine Marie, nee Ellenberg. He was 3 1/2 years old when the family moved to Kukstab. He attended school at Bodentech and later at Hecklingen in Lueneburg Heide, where he was confirmed in the Lutheran faith. In 1875, at the age of 16 he emigrated to America with his father. On March 13, 1885 he entered into the state of holy matrimony with Dorothea Thieding, which union was blessed with nine children. For 76 years he lived on his farm near Loganville, and was a member, during this time, of St. John's Lutheran church, Loganville. He is survived by one daughter, Lydia, who is at home; one brother, Fred of Loganville; one adopted daughter, Mrs. Ida Inselmann, of Poynette; two daughers-in-law, Mrs. Alvina Luetkens, Reedsburg; and Mrs. Minnie Luetkens, Loganville; and seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. His wife, one daughter-in-law, and eight children preceded Mr. Luetkens in death. He died May 27, 1952 at the age of 93 years, 4 months and 25 days. The funeral was held Saturday, May 31, at St. John's Lutheran church, Loganville, with the Rev. Karl Hauser officiating. Burial was in St. John's cemetery in the township of Westfield. Pallbearers were Lorenz, Arthur and Gerhard Luetkens, Albert and Carl Koenig, and Martin Koenecke. Among those from far away who attended the funeral were Mrs. Ida Inselmann, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Inselmann, Poynette; Vernon Meyer and children, Janesville; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hinemann, Milwaukee; and Mr. and Mrs. Francis Tyler, Madison. Taken from the Reedsburg Times Press of 6-5-1952.

Luke, Phyllis. Phyllis Luke, age 66, of Wisconsin Dells, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, at Sauk County Health Care Center, Reedsburg, following a courageous battle with cancer. Phyllis was born Sept. 19, 1935, in Sparta, Wis., the daughter of John and Velva (Post) Bartels. As a young girl her family moved to Baraboo, where she grew up and attended schools there. She was very active as a young lady with her school, employment and her love of horses. In 1954 she began working with Wisconsin Bell Telephone, which eventually took her to California. From there she returned to this area and worked as a clerk secretary at Badger Ordnance. In 1958 she married Roy Luke and they had one son, Richard. Phyllis devoted most of her life to their son follow in his serious accident. She was also a member of the VFW and American Legion ladies auxiliaries of Wisconsin Dells. Phyllis is survived by her husband, Roy; son, Richard; step-son, Gary (Leah) Luke of Mauston; step-grandchildren, Eliana and Lauryn; a special aunt, Gertrude Craig; nieces, nephews, and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents; step-father, William Duncan; and sisters, Betty Jean Bartels and Donna Graham. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, at 1 p.m. at DELLS DELTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Wisconsin Dells, with the Rev. Richard Bonney officiating. Burial will be at the Lake Delton Village Cemetery. Visitation will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. at the church. Picha Funeral Home, Lake Delton, assisted the family with arrangements. (608) 253-7884.