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Posted: Monday, April 28, 2008 12:00 am

April 28, 2008

Herman Schultz

Herman F. Schultz, 84, of Watertown, passed away at his home on Sunday, April 27, 2008, surrounded by his loving family, after his two-year battle with Alzheimer's.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. Rodney Warnecke officiating. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery in Watertown with military rites conducted by the Watertown Veterans Council.

Visitation will be at the Hafemeister Funeral Home on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. and at the church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the church, the American Alzheimer's Association, the local Marine Corps League, Rainbow Hospice or to the charity of one's choice.

Herman was born in Watertown on June 1, 1923, son of Herman and Rose (Zwarra) Schultz. He served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II, in Guadalcanal, Invasion of Okinawa, Guam and the occupation of Japan. On May 26, 1951, he married Lillian Kohlhoff at Zion Lutheran Church in Clyman. She preceded him in death on Oct. 13, 2005.

Herman had been employed for Mullen's Dairy in Watertown, delivering milk and worked at the former Carnation Company, Instant Division in Oconomowoc. He was a lifelong member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown and a member of the Bartelme Schwefel Detachment of the Marine Corps League.

Herman was very dedicated to his family and loved them very much. He enjoyed helping people, but most of all, his family, and treasured time spent with his family and friends.

Survivors include two daughters, Donna (Terry) Buss of Watertown and Karen (Dan) Walk of Dela-field; two sons, Randy (Dar-lene) Schultz of Watertown and Greg (Melody) Schultz of Watertown; four grandchildren, Jennifer (Chad) Stoltz, Cari Anne Schultz, Jacob Schultz and Brandon Walk; a great-granddaughter, Madeline Stoltz; a sister, Helen Weise of Watertown; sisters-in-law, Gertrude Kohlhoff, Irene Kohlhoff, and Delores Schultz; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Josephine Lafler; brothers, Harry and Clarence Schultz; half-brothers, Percy Schultz and Herb Zwarra, and a half-sister, Grace Schultz.

The family would like to thank Maurice and Derek for their fine care given to Herman during his illness.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Evelyn Eisele

LAKE MILLS - Evelyn L. Eisele, 83, formerly of Lake Mills, died on Saturday, April 26, 2008, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay.

She was born on April 15, 1925, in Deerfield, the daughter of the late Christ and Anna (Retzlaff) Arndt. Evelyn married Gilbert Wollin of Lake Mills. He died in 1952. She later married Carlos Eisele, Jan. 11, 1955. He died on Jan. 8, 1994. She was a graduate of the Deerfield High School in 1943. Evelyn had been employed by the former Lake Mills Shoe Factory and later at Hamlin Inc., retiring in 1979. She was a member of the Lake Mills Moravian Church, enjoyed baking, going up north to the cabin and her family. She also had been an Avon lady for a number of years.

Survivors include one daughter, Melody (Gerald) Gorzelanczyk of Green Bay; one brother, Robert (Carol) Arndt of Madison; one sister, Eleanor “Dolly” Peterson of Madison; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Also preceding in death was a son, Gary Wollin, and six brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Lake Mills Moravian Church with the Rev. Beth Rohn officiating. Burial will be in the Rock Lake Cemetery.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. on Thursday at the church until the time of service.

The Claussen Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Claussen Funeral Home 416 W. Lake St. Lake Mills

Jennifer Bukosky

OCONOMOWOC - Jennifer Ellen Bukosky, 39, and her unborn child Sophia, of Oconomowoc, died Friday, April 25, 2008, in Ocono-mowoc.

Funeral services for family and close friends will be Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Jerome Catholic Church, 211 S. Main St., Oconomowoc, with the Rev. John Yockey officiating. Burial will be at St. Jerome Catholic Cemetery in Oconomowoc.

A visitation for her loving students will be on Wednes-day, from 4 to 7 p.m., and for family and friends on Thurs-day, from 2 to 7 p.m., at the Pagenkopf Funeral Home, 1165 Summit Ave., Ocono-mowoc, WI 53066.

Memorials are suggested in lieu of flowers to The Jennifer Bukosky Fund, Oconomowoc Public Education Fund, P.O. Box 444, Oconomowoc, WI 53066.

The former Jennifer Farney was born April 26, 1968, in LaGrange, Ill., the daughter of Michael Leo Farney and Judith Anne Carter.

Jennifer was the associate principal at Oconomowoc High School. She was married to Michael Bukosky.

She is survived by her husband, Michael; son, Zachary Bella; daughter, the now deceased Courtney Bella; stepson, Joshua; parents, Michael Farney of Aurora, Ill., and Judith (Paul) Jenkins of Mequon; brother, Sean (Tori) Farney of Wheaton, Ill.; grandparents, Frances Jenkins of DeKalb, Ill, Roy (Barb) Carter of Sequim, Wash., Alice Farney of Little Rock, Ariz.; in-laws, Steven and Patricia Bukosky, of Waukesha; brother-in-law, Richard (Melony) Bukosky of Milwaukee; niece, Molly Farney and nephew, Conall Farney; uncle, Michael (Debrah) Carter, of Annan Dale, Va.; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Landon Jenkins and Leo Farney; and uncle, Peter (Janice) Chang.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home 1165 E. Summit Ave. Oconomowoc

April 26, 2008

David J. Weise

David J. Weise, 77, of Watertown, passed away Thursday, April 24, 2008, at Watertown Memorial Hospital.

David John Weise was born in Blue Earth, Minn., on Oct. 25, 1930, son of Arthur and Helen (Frank) Weise. He graduated from Kaiser High School in Minnesota in 1949 and served in the United States Navy from 1950 to 1954 during the Korean War.

On Oct. 22, 1960, he married Helen Schultz at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown.

In 1959, Dave had been employed at the Watertown Daily Times, the Madison State Paper and the Milwaukee Journal. In 1964, he worked for Perry Printing, retiring in 1992. Dave had been a bartender at the Blew Inn Supper Club and for 10 years drove for the Watertown Cab Company and seemed to know every street in town.

He was a member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown and was an usher and a member of the choir. He enjoyed playing cards and listening to jazz and classical music. Dave loved his dog, Buddy.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Weise of Watertown; two brothers, Phillip (Ila) Weise of Carmichael, Calif., and Warren Weise of Lakeville, Minn.; special nephews, David (Vicki Duhr) Schultz; Jerry (Marianne) Lafler; Mike (Kathy) Lafler; special great-nieces and nephews, Chris, Meg, Jessica, Jared, Kara, Kalee and Jennifer; and other relatives and friends.

Dave was preceded in death by his parents, his sister and her husband, Lucille and Lawrence Heino.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

The family would like to thank Marquardt Hospice and the care given to Dave at the Watertown Hospital in the ICU.

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one.

I'd like to leave an Afterglow of smiles when day is done.

I'd like to leave an echo Š whispering softly down the

ways of happy times and laughing times and

bright and sunny days.

I'd like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun of

happy memories that I leave behind when day is done.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Delores E. Nosek

Delores E. Nosek, 74, of Watertown, formerly of Waterloo, died Thursday, April 24, 2008, at the Golden Living Center in Watertown.

Memorial services will be held on May 10 at 11 a.m. at the Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall in Watertown. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Waterloo.

Memorials in Delores' name may be made to the Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall in Watertown.

Delores was born on April 6, 1934, in Milwaukee, daughter of Harold and Margaret Ostrander. She married Leo Nosek in Milwaukee.

She was a member of the Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall in Watertown.

Delores is survived by a son, Eddie Nosek of Milwaukee; two daughters, Margie Brake of West Virginia and Sandy (Mike) Knoll of Waukesha; a stepdaughter, Beverly (Wayne) Zak of Waterloo; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren and five stepgreat-grandchildren; two sisters, Gloria (Leonard) Brigham of Florida and Donna LaDue of Milwaukee; and three brothers, Gary Ostrander of King, Tom Ostrander of Oregon and Ken (Justine) Ostrander of Florida. She is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Delores is preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one sister.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Peter and Ruth Schlicher and family for their loving care.

Pederson Funeral Home 143 S. Washington St. Waterloo

April 24, 2008

Virgie R. Ebert

Virgie R. Ebert, 84, of Watertown, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at Marquardt Memorial Manor in Watertown.

Funeral services will be held at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown on Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Lee Meissner of Christ United Methodist Church in Watertown officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call to pay their respects at the funeral home on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Memorials in Virgie's name may be made to Christ United Methodist Church in Watertown.

Virgie was born in Watertown on March 26, 1924, daughter of Arthur and Ida (Willman) Fenner. She was a 1942 graduate of Watertown High School and on Dec. 11, 1943, she married Oliver B. Ebert at the German Methodist Church parsonage in Watertown.

Virgie had been employed at the former Glen Manufacturing in Watertown and Kroger's Grocery Store in Watertown, Lake Mills, Lake Geneva and Ocono-mowoc. She had also been employed at the former Elliott's Ladies Store, Dr. C. Bergmann and Dr. Wm. Buchholtz dental offices, all in Watertown.

Virgie and her husband had owned and operated the former Ebert's Grocery Store located on West Main Street in Watertown. They were very active during their retirement in the Mesa, Ariz., area, where they lived for several years.

She was a lifelong member of Christ United Methodist Church in Water-town, a former trustee and was involved with many other committees within the church. She was also a member of the Plattdeutscher Ladies Auxiliary in Watertown.

Virgie enjoyed sewing, crafts and gardening.

Survivors include her nieces, Mary (Joseph) Huser of Wisconsin Rapids, Bar-bara (Steve) Gregory of Watertown and Shelly Rosenstock of Milwaukee; nep-hews, William (Elaine) Plante, Jesse (Gloria) Plante and Thomas (Theresa) Plante, all of Wisconsin Rapids; and a cousin, Wesley Stiemke of Madison.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Oliver, on Feb. 4, 1994.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Harvey J. Krueger

Harvey J. Krueger, 81, of Watertown, passed away Tuesday evening, April 22, 2008, at Marquardt Memorial Manor in Watertown.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. in Bethany Chapel at Mar-quardt Memorial Manor with the Rev. Allan Kranz of First Baptist Church in Watertown officiating. Burial of the cremains will be in the Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha.

Relatives and friends may call at the chapel on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.

Memorials, if desired, may be directed to Marquardt Memorial Manor, First Baptist Church or the Wawbeek Associated Activities Club.

The Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of arrangements.

Harvey was born on Dec. 16, 1926, in Waukesha, son of Rollo and Ruth (Hansen) Krueger. He had been a resident of Mueller Apartments in Watertown.

Harvey was a member of First Baptist Church in Watertown. Despite his cerebral palsy, Harvey had volunteered at Bethesda Lutheran Home in Watertown over 10,000 hours since 1979. He was also active as a foster grandparent at Bethesda. Harvey attended the Easter Seals Camp Wawbeek near Wisconsin Dells for 68 consecutive years. He had also been a member of the Walk and Rollers in Watertown.

Survivors include one sister, Marilyn (Elmer) Foster-Sitter of Oconomowoc; a grand-niece, Anne (Kipp) Friedman and a grand-nephew Bill (Mary) Foster; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Elmira B. Kube

LAKE MILLS - Elmira B. Kube, 85, formerly of Watertown, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2008, at Willowbrook Nursing Home and Rehab Center in Lake Mills, where she had been a resident for the past year.

The former Elmira Bernice Huebner was born in Lake Mills on Feb. 16, 1923, daughter of Emil and Vernia (Heller) Huebner, on the family farm outside of Lake Mills.

She attended a country school through the eighth grade. She later moved to Watertown and was employed at the former Mid-State Shoe Company in Watertown for many years and later, after raising her family, she worked at Watertown Metals.

On Aug. 12, 1950, she married Otto C. Kube at St. John's Lutheran Church in Johnson Creek. He preceded her in death on April 16, 1997.

Elmira was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown for over 55 years.

She and her husband loved to dance and play cards. Elmira enjoyed her garden, flowers, and conversations with perfect strangers. She made the best scalloped potatoes and ham and always took it to the family reunions. She loved to go to Barb's work place with the Halloween pumpkins and talk with her co-workers. She could get along with anybody. She called her son-in-law, Daniel, and was always happy to see him. She enjoyed going to Fair Days on Tuesdays. Barb would always take off work and spend the day at the fair with her and would then go out for lunch.

She is survived by her daughters, Barbara (Dan) Adams of Watertown and Lynn (Bruce) Wilson of Juneau; her son, Jeffery Kube of Juneau; a sister, Doris (Eugene) Schlesner of Watertown; a sister-in-law, Jackie Kube of Watertown; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Michelle.

Funeral services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown on Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Brett Brauer officiating. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery, Watertown.

Visitation will be at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown on Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. and at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Memorials may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown, Trinity-St. Luke's Lutheran School or the charity of one's choice.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Arlyle M. Gauerke

OCONOMOWOC - Arlyle M. Gauerke, 88, of Oconomowoc, died Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 210 Pleasant St., Oconomowoc. Burial will be in Glenview Memorial Gardens, Ixonia.

Visitation is at the church on Sunday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.

The Pagenkopf Funeral Home of Oconomowoc is serving the family.

Memorials are suggested to St. Paul's Lutheran Church or the charity of one's choice.

The former Arlyle McFall was born Jan. 26, 1920, in Milwaukee, daughter of Henry and Alma McFall. She married Martin A. Gauerke on June 24, 1939, in Milwaukee and Carl Weege in 1966 in Oconomowoc.

Arlyle was a retired bookkeeper at Oconomowoc Auto Parts. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc.

Surviving are her children, Joanne Kullmann of Ocono-mowoc and Gerald Gauerke of Gainsville, Ga.; a sister, Evelyn Schmidt of Mayville; a brother, Calvin McFall of Milwaukee; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Martin A. Gauerke and Carl Weege; a daughter, Janet Brown; two sons, Martin and Robert; a stepdaughter, Gladys; a son-in-law, Ronald Kullmann; a grandson, Thomas; and a brother, Edward McFall.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home 1165 E. Summit Ave. Oconomowoc

April 23, 2008

Evan M. Strobel

Evan Michael Strobel, infant son of Tim and Jana (Putra) Strobel of Watertown, passed away on Friday, April 18, 2008, due to Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease.

Evan was born on April 18, 2008, at Froedert Hospital in Wauwatosa. He was a baptized member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church of Watertown.

Survivors include his parents; grandparents, Mark and Sue Putra and Larry and Bev Strobel, all of Watertown. He is also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Our strength is great; however, holding a memorial service is an emotional challenge we aren't prepared to endure. In the past few weeks, we have received numerous prayers, cards and phone calls. We are thankful to have all of you supporting us in this difficult time.

The Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home and Cremation Service is assisting the family.

Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home and Cremation Service 500 Welsh Road Watertown

Leonard Timm

Leonard R. Timm, 55, of Watertown, died Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at home unexpectedly.

Leonard was born on July 29, 1952, in Watertown, son of Robert and Mary (Puerner) Timm. He was a graduate of Watertown High School and a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church. He worked at Wis-Pak in Watertown for 23 years, retiring in 2003. Leonard married Teresa Molzner on June 21, 1996.

Survivors include his wife, Teresa Timm of Watertown; four children, Jacob (Maureen) Timm of Milwaukee, Dustin (Maria) Timm of Watertown, Hillary Enriquez of Watertown and Breanna Hall of Watertown; two stepchildren, Amanda (Mike) Brunner of Watertown and Brandon Kracht of Watertown; 12 grandchildren; a sister, Jean (Ron) Kennedy of Hixton; two brothers, Dennis (Paulette) Timm of Watertown and Larry Timm of Watertown; also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at the Pederson Funeral Home in Watertown with the Rev. Karl Walther officiating.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 3 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

The family has requested those attending the service come wearing casual attire.

The Pederson Funeral Home in Watertown is serving the family.

Pederson Funeral Home 213 S. Fifth St. Watertown

April 22, 2008

Lavern L. Michel

Lavern L. Michel, 55, of Watertown, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2008, at his home.

A memorial service will be held at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown on Thursday at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Barbara Berg of the Watertown Moravian Church officiating.

Relatives and friends may call to pay their respects at the funeral home on Thursday from 6 p.m. until the time of the service.

Lavern Lyle Michel was born in Watertown on June 13, 1952, son of Duane and Helen (Copsey) Michel. He was a 1971 graduate of Watertown High School and had served in the United States Navy. Lavern had been employed as manager of the Clark Oil Company in Watertown for over 10 years.

Lavern had been a member of the Watertown Moose Lodge No. 830 and AARP. He enjoyed bowling and bowled for Schaefer Soft Water and Stueber Oil Company, both of Watertown. He also enjoyed traveling and was an avid Packer fan.

Survivors include his parents, Duane and Helen Michel of Watertown; two sisters, Kathryn Sarnstrom of Hammond and JoAnn (Richard) Thomas of Bisbee, Ariz.; two brothers, Terrence (Donna) Michel of Mooresville, N.C., and Kevin Michel of South Milwaukee; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Violet A. Luther

WATERLOO - Violet A. Luther, 90, of Waterloo, died Monday, April 21, 2008, at the Columbus Nursing and Rehab Center.

Violet was born on Feb. 26, 1918, in the town of Christiana, daughter of Bernhard and Ida (Folker) Konsoer.

Violet worked at the Waterloo Shoe Factory and Waterloo Vet Clinic. She married Frederick Luther on Nov. 23, 1966, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Waterloo. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and the WELCA of the church, and she loved to golf.

Survivors include three stepdaughters, Sandra (Richard) Foskett of Fort Atkinson, Carole (Roger) Riege of Waterloo and Ellyn (Dale) Luther-Wetzel of Waterloo; a stepson, Fred W. (Carol Preston) Luther of Carrollton, Ohio; eight stepgrandchildren; 15 stepgreat-grandchildren; a special niece, Dianne (Maynard Pribbenow) Hoard of Waterloo; also a number of other nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband on Feb. 3, 1999; and a number of brothers and sisters.

Memorials to St. Paul's Lutheran Church or Waterloo EMS Inc. would be appreciated.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Waterloo with the Rev. Robert Kosky officiating. Burial will be in the Medina Cemetery, Marshall.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the church.

The Pederson Funeral Home of Waterloo is serving the family.

Pederson Funeral Home 143 S. Washington St. Waterloo

Phyllis Zimdars

WATERLOO - Phyllis L. Zimdars, 80, of Waterloo, formerly of Lake Mills, died on Saturday, April 19, 2008, at Fort Memorial Hospital.

She was born on April 30, 1927, in Jefferson, daughter of the late Paul and Gertrude (Garlock) Behm. Phyllis married Edward Zimdars of Fort Atkinson on Oct. 22, 1949, in Jefferson. He died on April 7, 1983.

Phyllis was a 1946 graduate of Jefferson High School. She had been employed by Perry Printing Company in Waterloo for 20 years.

Phyllis enjoyed bowling, baseball, NASCAR racing, and being with her family and grandchildren.

Survivors include two sons, Robert (Rosalie) of Waterloo and Richard of Madison; two daughters, Paula Zimdars of Lake Mills and Sue Zimmerman of Waterloo; five grandchildren, Ramon Repalda, Cathy (Jason) Oliver, Angela Zimdars, Meghan and J. R. Zimmerman; three great-grandchildren, Sean Zimdars, Anthony Zimdars and J. J. Oliver; other relatives and friends.

Also preceding in death was a stepgranddaughter, Michelle Repalda.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Lake Mills Moravian Church with the Rev. Bruce Nelson officiating. Burial will be in Rock Lake Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Claussen Funeral Home in Lake Mills and after 10 a.m. on Friday at the church until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Claussen Funeral Home 416 W. Lake St. Lake Mills

April 21, 2008

Arline A. Clausen

Arline A. Clausen, 87, of Watertown, passed away Friday, April 18, 2008, at Golden LivingCenter in Watertown.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Watertown with Rev. Allan Kranz officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Watertown.

Relatives and friends may call to pay their respects at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

The former Arline Alice Meyer was born on July 11, 1920, in Watertown, daughter of Edward and Clara (Yake) Meyer Sr. She was a graduate of Watertown High School. On May 15, 1946, Arline married Walter Clausen Sr. at First Baptist Church in Watertown. Walter preceded her in death on April 25, 1996.

Survivors include her two children, Walter Clausen Jr. of Watertown and a daughter, Jean Clausen West of Bakersfield, Calif.; four grandchildren, Jennifer and Tony Clausen and Desiree and Julian West; other relatives and friends.

Arline was also preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Marjorie Draves; and two brothers, Edward Meyer Jr. and Lawrence Meyer.

She was the last member of her immediate family.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Thomas C. Davies

LAKE MILLS - Thomas C. Davies, 60, of Lake Mills, died on Thursday, April 17, 2008, in Madison.

He was born on May 29, 1947, in Milwaukee, son of the late Hawley and Ruth (Zamzow) Davies. He married Edwina “Wendy” Catalani on Oct. 5, 1968, at St. James Church in Rockford, Ill.

Tom received his teaching degree at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1970.

Tom was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Lake Mills, Vietnam Vets Chapter 409, Endl-Gruennert Jefferson Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3589 and the Clarence Bean-Warren George Lake Mills American Legion Post No. 67. He was director of education and a naturalist at Aztalan State Park and belonged to the Friends of Aztalan State Park.

Survivors include his wife, Wendy of Lake Mills; two daughters, Ginger (Adam) Davies-Shirley of Madison and Allison Davies of Poynette; one granddaughter, Calista Shirley; two sisters, Lorna (John) Davies-Fox of Denver, Colo., and Kay (Steven) Davies-Lesh of Tucson, Ariz.; a close nephew, Marcus (Kathryn) Davies of Richfield; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Gary Davies and James Davies.

A memorial Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Lake Mills with Father Gillespie as celebrant. Burial will be in Rock Lake Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Claussen Funeral Home in Lake Mills and also after 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the church until the time of service.

If desired, memorials may be made to the Visitor Center Fund, in care of Friends of Aztalan State Park, P.O. Box 855, Lake Mills, 53551.

Claussen Funeral Home 416 W. Lake St. Lake Mills

April 19, 2008

Sandra J. Doerr

Sandra J. Doerr, 65, of Watertown, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2008.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday evening, April 23, at 7 p.m., at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown, with Rev. Terry Larson of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church officiating. Relatives and friends may call to pay their respects at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5 p.m. until the time of the service.

The former Sandra Jean Wollin was born in the town of Milford on March 2, 1943, to Roy and Meta (Raatz) Wollin. She was a 1961 graduate of Lake Mills High School. On Sept. 29, 1963, Sandra married Terry Doerr at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lake Mills.

She had been employed at Bethesda Lutheran Home in Watertown, where she loved the children and residents. Sandra worked at Bethesda Lutheran Home for over 26 years until her recent retirement. She had also been a crossing guard for the city of Watertown.

Sandra was a member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown. She enjoyed pets, especially her dog Goldie, camping, and was an avid Ladies Goslings basketball fan.

Surviving are her husband, Terry Doerr, of Watertown; a daughter, Dawn (Sean) Kessler, of Chico, Calif.; a son, Dan Doerr, of Watertown; two sisters, Judy Weide, of Lake Mills and Elaine Maas, of Tucson, Ariz.; a brother, Larry (Connie) Wollin, of Lake Mills; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Sandra was preceded in death by her parents; a brother-in-law, James Weide; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Arthur and Alice Doerr.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

April 18, 2008

Andrew P. Milliet

Andrew Poteet Milliet, 29, a resident of Bethesda Lutheran Home in Watertown for 12 years, passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at St. Luke's Hospital in Milwaukee.

Andrew was born Oct. 12, 1978, in Chicago Heights, Ill., son of Armand P. and Carolyn (Poteet) Milliet.

He is survived by his mother, Carolyn Poteet of Watertown; his brother, Pete Milliet of Las Vegas, Nev., and his golden retriever, Maggie; an aunt, Janet Poteet, and an uncle, Steve Greenhouse, of Florida; and cousins, James Ray, Matt Ray, Louis Galatas, John Galatas and Sam Galatas.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Bethesda Lutheran Home.

Friends may call to pay their respects at the home on Monday from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the residential living areas of Dierker B and Dierker A, along with Camp Matz at Bethesda Lutheran Home, 600 Hoffmann Drive, Watertown 53094.

The Pederson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Pederson Funeral Home 213 S. Fifth St. Watertown

Marion Schicker

JEFFERSON - Marion V. Schicker, 87, of Jefferson, passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at her home in Jefferson.

She was born on Nov. 20, 1920, in Jefferson, daughter of the late Frank and Catherine (Ambrose) Schiesl. She married Robert Schicker on Aug. 3, 1940. He preceded her in death on Jan. 10, 1972.

Marion was employed as a bookkeeper for Braun's Lumber Company and the Advertiser in Jefferson.

Marion enjoyed gardening, and she loved spending time with her family. She was a lifelong member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and did volunteering at St. John the Baptist Catholic School.

Marion is survived by one daughter, Mary (James) Neph of Summerfield, Fla.; four sons, Thomas (Phyllis) Schicker of Johnson Creek, Richard (Vicki) Schicker of Platteville, Michael (Diana) Schicker of Portland, Texas, and William (Lisa) Schicker of Jefferson; 10 grandchildren, Kathryn (Doug) Searles of Neenah, Susan (James) Gartner of Skakopee, Minn., Lisa Schicker of Fox Lake, Ill., Staci (Todd) Wellentin, of Hartland, Keith Schicker of Milwaukee, Sally (Michael) Richards of Oak Park, Ill., Rebecca (Nicholas) Kerkenbush of Jefferson, Nathan Schicker and Brittany Schicker, both of Portland, Texas, and Kyle Schicker of Whitewater; four great-grandchildren, Cara and Benjamin Wellentin, Jonah Richards and Jacob Kerkenbush; three sisters, Genevieve Delaney of Monroe, Ohio, Germaine Shipman of Delevan and Joyce (Duane) Collins of Naples, Fla.; a brother, James (Gertrude) Schiesl of Winter Haven, Fla.; three sisters-in-law, Annie Schiesl of Creve Coeur, Mo., Marion (Ralph) Wedl of Jefferson and Marie Klossner of Jefferson.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Elmer Schiesl, and three brothers-in-laws, Joseph Delaney, Fritz Klossner and Raymond Schicker.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at noon Tuesday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with the Rev. Thomas Coyle officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the church on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Tuesday at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of the Mass.

The family has request memorials be directed to St. John the Baptist Catholic Restoration Fund.

Schneider-Michaelis Funeral Home of Jefferson is assisting the family with arrangements.

Schneider-Michaelis Funeral Home LLC 900 W. Racine St. Jefferson

April 15, 2008

Frederick Milbrath

LAKE MILLS - Frederick “Fritz” A. Milbrath, 86, of Lake Mills, died Monday, April 14, 2008, at Watertown Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Johnson Creek with the Rev. Keith Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Johnson Creek.

Visitation will be at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church or the Johnson Creek Fire Department.

The Hafemeister Funeral Home of Watertown is in charge of arrangements.

Frederick Allen Milbrath was born in the town of Aztalan on May 12, 1921, son of Frederick and Edna (Zimmerman) Milbrath. He married the former Jeanette G. Naatz on Oct. 9, 1943, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown. She preceded him in death on Feb. 20, 2006.

Fritz had been employed at Hawthorn Melody in Whitewater for 32 years, retiring in 1980. He was a member of the Teamsters Local Union No. 695.

Fritz was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Johnson Creek. He was also a member of the Johnson Creek Fire Department for more than 35 years, serving 16 years as chief, second assistant chief and captain. He was named the Jefferson County Fireman of the Year in 1986. Fritz had been director of the Johnson Creek Mutual Hose Company for many years, a member of the Wisconsin State Firemen's Association and past member of the Wisconsin State Fire Chief's Association. He served as past deputy director of the Wisconsin Department of Industry, Labor and Human Relations, local director of Emergency Government and member of the Johnson Creek EMS. He had been a trustee on the Johnson Creek Village Board, served as chairman of the protection and welfare committee, and for seven years as chairman of improvements and services committee. Fritz was a past member of the planning commission, Citizens Advisory Committee and had been director of the Evergreen Cemetery Association for 20 years, one year as president. He was a member of the J.C. Riders, E.A.A, N.R.A, Ducks Unlimited, Rock Lake Improvement Association, Oakland Conservation Club and Lake Mills Conservation Club.

He enjoyed nature, fishing, hunting and being outdoors.

Fritz loved spending time with his family.

Survivors include his two daughters, Nancy Haseleu of Richmond, Ky., and Linda (Bryan Tupper) Klement of Fort Atkinson; a son, Allen (Elizabeth) Milbrath of Lake Mills; 11 grandchildren, Lisa Haberkorn, Lori (Mark) BaryenBruch, Becky (Tim) Williams, Craig (Tammy) Haberkorn, Curt (Liz) Haberkorn, Michael Haberkorn, Michelle Bostwick, Shannon (Peter) Meyer, Rolland (Penny) Klement, Jared Milbrath and Joshua Ramsey; 17 great-grandchildren; a sister, Ruth Jackson of Johnson Creek; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, John Klement; and a sister, Ione Passerella.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Eloise Rose-Schuenke

Eloise A. Rose-Schuenke, 84, of Watertown, passed away Monday morning, April 14, 2008, at Marquardt Memorial Manor in Watertown due to a chronic lung disease.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at noon at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. Terry Larson officiating. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Watertown.

Relatives and friends may call to pay their respects at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Memorials may be directed to Immanuel Lutheran Endowment Fund, Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery Improvement Fund or Immanuel Lutheran Hometown Mission Fund.

Eloise was born in Watertown on April 19, 1923, daughter of Maxmillian and Louise (Schmidt) Rose. She was a 1941 graduate of Watertown High School. She had been married to James Charles Schuenke.

Eloise had been employed at the former shoe factory, Scott's and Fairmont's, all in Watertown. In 1953, she began her employment at the former Farmers & Citizen Bank, in 1956 the Bank of Watertown and the M & I Bank. After her retirement in April 1985, she enjoyed many wonderful trips with her son and enjoyed playing bridge at the senior center in Watertown. She also enjoyed watching game shows and her favorite soap operas. In her earlier years, she loved bowling.

To the very end, Eloise was a faithful participant in the pulmonary rehabilitation program at Watertown Memorial Hospital.

Eloise was a lifelong member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Water-town, having two great-grandparents on her mother's side as founding fathers of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in 1875. They were Wilhelm Koepke and Christian Schmidt, who both came from the Uckermark District in the province of Brandenburg, Prussia, about 60 miles north of Berlin.

Eloise had been a member of the church choirs and had taught Sunday school for many years. She had also been an active member of the former mission society and senior league.

Survivors include her only son, Curt Schuenke of Watertown; a brother, William J. (Janet) Rose of Milwaukee; nieces, Barbara Ann (Tom) Weiss of Englishtown, N.J., Debra Louise (Robert) Mueller of Schaumburg, Ill., and Patricia (Mistele) Sims of Miami, Fla.; a nephew, Kenneth J. (Gerry) Schumann of Crandon; other relatives and friends.

Eloise was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Mildred Mistele in 1939 and Lucille M. Schumann in 1989.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Lavern Maasz

FORT ATKINSON - Lavern W. Maasz, 85, of Fort Atkinson, passed away on Friday, April 11, 2008, at Fairhaven in Whitewater.

He was born on May 6, 1922, son of the late Henry and Emma (Raabe) Maasz in Johnson Creek. He married Irene E. Ebbert on April 14, 1945, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Fort Atkinson. She preceded him in death on Feb. 3, 1994.

Lavern had previously been employed at the Larson Canning Co. and Wayne Hayes Real Estate, and was the owner of Maasz's North Shore Inn. He was also on the Jefferson County Board of Supervisors and chairman of the town of Sumner.

Lavern is survived by two sons, Daryl (Vicky) Maasz of Mountain and Dwight (Mary) Maasz of Fort Atkinson; a daughter, Darlene Maasz of Fort Atkinson; five grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was also preceded in death by his brother, Herbie.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church with the Rev. Ethan Steinbrenner and Steven Wilkens co-officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 o'clock tonight at the Dunlap Memorial Home in Fort Atkinson and from 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church until time of service.

Dunlap Memorial Home 604 S. Main St. Fort Atkinson

Ewald M. Lisko

JUNEAU - Ewald Martin Lisko, of Juneau, passed away Friday, April 11, 2008, at the age of 93 years.

Ewald was born Jan. 4, 1915, son of Alfred and Ida (Berndt) Lisko, in the township of Herman. Ewald married Alice Baumann on Sept. 11, 1937, at Zum Kripplein Christi in Iron Ridge. Soon after, they established their home in Juneau, working 46 years until his retirement at Dairyland Milk Processing Plant and successor companies.

Ewald was a longtime member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Juneau, serving on the church council and school board.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Alice Lisko in June 2002; his brothers, Arnie and Walter Lisko; his sisters, Ardis Sloboda and Edna Baumgartner; and his sons-in-law, Leon Weisensel and Dennis Dehne.

He is survived by his sisters, Hulda Hetzel of Hartford and Ruth (Allan) Musack of Hartford; his sister-in-law, Deloris Baumann; his children, Donald (Lolly) Lisko of Seattle, Wash., Dianna Weisensel of Juneau, Dorothy Dehne of Post Lake and Dennis (Sally) Lisko of Juneau; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandsons. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 400 S. Main St., Juneau. A funeral service will follow at the church at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Paul Hirsch officiating.

The Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home of Juneau is serving the family, http://berndt-ledesmafuneralhome.com">berndt-ledesmafuneralhome.com.

Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home 150 W. Oak Grove St. Juneau

Florence G. Allen

WATERLOO - Florence Genevieve Allen of Waterloo died Saturday, April 12, 2008, at Willowbrook Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center following a short illness.

Florence was born Feb. 22, 1920, daughter of George and Nettie (Sievert) Anacker. She was born and raised in Madison. She received a BA in child development and worked as a nurse at the UW Hospital, Central Colony and hospice care in Madison.

She married Elwin “Poet” H. Allen and moved to the Waterloo area. They had one daughter, Beatrice Owen Allen, who died in 1999. Her husband, one sister, and two brothers also preceded her in death.

Genevieve had lived at Jaystone Terrace in Waterloo since 1996. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church-ELCA; a member of Karl Junginger Memorial Library, where she served on the board for many years; and a member of the Waterloo BPW and Yost. She also worked at Kress Packing in their credit union and at Jim's Cheese Pantry for many years.

Genevieve loved crocheting, knitting and quilting, teaching classes in Portland. She was an avid traveler visiting many foreign countries. She loved playing cards and various other games.

Genevieve's wishes were to be cremated and have private graveside rites in Medina Cemetery, Marshall. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be given to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 226 E. Madison St., Waterloo 53594 or to the Karl Junginger Memorial Library, 625 N Monroe St., Waterloo.

A special thank you is extended to Dr. Benjamin Schmidt, Pastor Rob of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and her many friends for their care and support.

Cress Funeral and Cremation Service 1310 Emerald Terrace Sun Prairie

Siegfried F. Fuchs

WATERLOO - Siegfried F. Fuchs, 83, of Waterloo, died on Sunday, April 13, 2008, at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison following a brief illness.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Waterloo with the Rev. James Adomeit officiating.

Friends may call to pay their respects at the church on Saturday after noon.

Memorials are suggested to St. John's Lutheran Church in Waterloo.

Siegfried was born Dec. 29, 1924, in Swetig, Germany, son of William and Hertha (Vogtlander) Fuchs. He married the former Elsbeth Martha Naujoks on June 11, 1960, in Concordia Lutheran Church in Chicago, Ill.

Siegfried farmed in the town of Waterloo for 44 years. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Waterloo and the Madison German-American Club.

Surviving are his wife, Elsbeth Fuchs of Waterloo; a daughter, Elisabeth Fuchs of Madison; a sister, Christa (Bernd) Leuftink of Germany; and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Pederson Funeral Home 213 S. Fifth St. Watertown

April 14, 2008

Elizabeth Wietor

Elizabeth J. Wietor, 82, of Watertown, died on Sunday, April 13, 2008, at Watertown Memorial Hospital.

A private family service will be held.

Memorials are suggested to Marquardt Hospice or the local hospice of one's choice.

The Pederson Funeral Home of Watertown is serving the family.

The former Elizabeth Dupies was born Oct. 6, 1925, in North Fond du Lac, daughter of Roy and Clara (Bluemke) Dupies. She married Raymond M. Wietor on Feb. 23, 1952, in North Fond du Lac.

Surviving are two sons, Jeffrey Wietor of San Francisco and Mike (Nancy Poellmann) Wietor of Watertown; and three grandchildren, Lauren, Ashley and David Wietor.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Raymond; and a brother, George.

Pederson Funeral Home

213 S. Fifth St. Watertown

April 12, 2008

Stanley Deppe

WATERLOO - Stanley E. Deppe, 71, of Waterloo, died on Thursday, April 10, 2008, at the Countryside Home in Jefferson.

Stanley was born on Jan. 27, 1937, in the town of Waterloo, the only child of Ervin and Doris (Kowski) Deppe. He attended school in Waterloo. He married Karen Konsoer on Oct. 19, 1957, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Waterloo. He worked as a mechanic for 10 years and in 1964 he started his own business, Stan's Auto Parts. His son Duane and grandson Jason will carry on the family business. Stan was a distributor for Conklin products. He also worked for Kress delivering meat and Balmer Excavating. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Waterloo, and was on the board of the Island Church Foundation. He built his own house with the help of his relatives and friends and was a jack of all trades including roofing and plowing snow for the town of Waterloo. He collected Packard cars and loved polka music. He always dreamt of owning a Rumely Oil Pull tractor like his grandpa Kowski had.

Survivors include his wife, Karen Deppe of Waterloo; two sons, Daniel (Mary) Deppe of Cottage Grove and Duane Deppe of Waterloo; two daughters, Debra Quinn and Dawn (Scott Hatton) Deppe of Waterloo; four grandchildren, John Quinn, Jason Deppe, Samantha Deppe and Adam Deppe.

Memorials to St. John's Lutheran Church, Waterloo, Island Church Foundation or Waterloo Fire/EMS Inc. would be appreciated.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Waterloo, with the Rev. Thomas Wilsmann officiating. Burial will be at Washington Cemetery in the town of Portland. Visitation will be on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Pederson Funeral Home, Waterloo, and on Monday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at the church.

Pederson Funeral Home, 143 S. Washington St., Waterloo

Al Kovnesky

Albert M. “Al” Kovnesky, 87, Lake Mills, died on Thursday, April 10, 2008, at the Fort Memorial Hospital.

He was born on Oct. 1, 1920, at Coleman, the son of the late Mike and Augusta (Kobus) Kovnesky.

Al married Florence Marie Zaleski of Milwaukee on Jan. 6, 1951, in Coleman. She died on Dec. 14, 2005.

He graduated from Oconto grade school in 1934.

He had been a resident of Lake Mills since 1953, moving from Milwaukee. Al owned and operated Machine Weld Service in Lake Mills until his retirement in 1989.

Al was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, serving from 1942-1946. He was assigned to the LST 20 and participated in seven D-Day invasions of the Pacific Islands, including Tarawa, Marshall and the Philippine Islands.

He was a member of the Jefferson County Lodge #9, F. & A.M. and the Sahara Shrine Club.

Al had been the constable for the town of Lake Mills from 1963-1995 and started the Rock Lake Safety Patrol, was a deputy for the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department and had served on the Jefferson County Board of Supervisors for District 15 for two terms.

Survivors include his children, Barbara (Louis) Mangold of Milwaukee, Michael (Magdalena) Toman of Claude, Texas, and Rodney (Ann) Kovnesky of Fort Atkinson; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Edna (August) Borkowski of Pound; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Also preceding in death were eight brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fort Atkinson with the Rev. Ethan Steinbrenner officiating.

Private family burial services will be held at the St. Adalbert Catholic Cemetery in Milwaukee.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Claussen Funeral Home in Lake Mills and after 9 a.m. on Tuesday at the church.

If desired, memorials may be made to the Jefferson County Veterans Transportation Service.

Claussen Funeral Home, 416 W. Lake St., Lake Mills

Ervin Kuhl

WATERLOO - Ervin “Bluejay” Kuhl, age 90, Waterloo, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2008, at his home.

Ervin was born on Nov. 5, 1917, in the town of Medina, the son of Wallace and Ruby (Mueller) Kuhl. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. On Oct. 30, 1954, he married the former Florence Riege and she preceded him in death in 1981. Bluejay had been employed by PEACH Heating and Cooling, had owned and operated the White Front Tavern in Waterloo and he was a longtime employee of the public works department of Waterloo, retiring in 1982. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Marshall, a lifetime member of the Waterloo Gun Club and a member of Wings Over Wisconsin-Beaver Dam Chapter, Tri-County Wings Over Wisconsin, the Fort Atkinson Conservation Department of Jefferson County and Waterloo VFW Post 233.

Survivors include his sister Isabel Lenz of Jim Falls and numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and -nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was further preceded in death by his parents, Wallace Kuhl and Ruby Mueller-Remus; two brothers, Lawrence “Duke” Kuhl and Gordon Kuhl; and a sister, Lucille Kuhl.

Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Marshall with Pastor Mark Schoeneck officiating. Burial will be in Medina Cemetery. Family and friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Hart-Vick Funeral Home in Marshall and on Monday after 10 a.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Waterloo Gun Club would be appreciated.

Bluejay enjoyed hunting in Wyoming and Wisconsin. He also thoroughly enjoyed fishing and getting together with family and friends on special occasions. Bluejay's pride and joy was the Waterloo Gun Club which developed into his second family.

Hart-Vick Funeral Home, 107 S. Beebe, Marshall

Robert A. Lessner

Robert A. Lessner, age 77, Watertown, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 10, 2008, at AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc due to complications of a stroke.

Bob was born on July 4, 1930, in Watertown, the son of George and Irene (West) Lessner. He graduated from West Division High School in Milwaukee in 1948. On June 17, 1950, he married the former Shirley Schultz at St. Henry Catholic Church. Bob had been employed at Kusel Dairy Equipment, Brandt Automatic Cashier, Henzey Company and he had been a State Farm agent in Watertown for 30 years. He was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church where he was an usher, served on the parish council and had been president of the Home and School Association. He had also been a member of Jaycees, Toastmasters and past president of the Watertown Baseball Association. He coached baseball for 20 years and was one of the founders of the Watertown Archery Club and the local stroke support group. Bob was a supporting member of Ducks Unlimited, Whitetails Unlimited and Chickens Unlimited. As a businessman he sponsored many bowling, baseball, volleyball, softball and basketball teams. Bob had served as a team captain for the building of Chamberland Park. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, bowler, gardener, woodworker and Packer, Brewer, Badger and Gosling fan.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley; his children, Michael (Valerie) Lessner of Watertown, Christine Preston of Rockton, Ill., Richard (Sonya) Lessner of McFarland, Mark (Lisa) Lessner and Patrice (John) Walter, both of Watertown; his grandchildren, Todd (Jodi) Lessner, James Connelly, Ryan (Emily) Lessner, Alisha Connelly, Justin (fiancee Sara), Jessica, Krista, Amanda, Hillary and Joseph Lessner, Caleb and Ethan Walter and Robert Lessner; great-grandchildren, Dylan Connelly, Payton, Lauren, Camryn and Brady Lessner; other relatives and many friends.

Memorial services will be on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Henry Catholic Church with Father Brian Wilk officiating. Family burial will be in St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Cemetery in Johnson Creek. Family and friends may call on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home and Cremation Service. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Henry Catholic Church, AngelsGrace Hospice or Rock River Rescue would be appreciated.

Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 500 Welsh Road, Watertown

April 11, 2008

Frieda Hachtel

Frieda S. Hachtel, 88, of Watertown, died Thursday morning, April 10, 2008, at Willowbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lake Mills.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Rome with the Rev. Ann Grady officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call to pay their respects at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. and at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Memorials may be directed to the church or the charity of one's choice.

The former Frieda S. Werner was born in Golden Lake on Jan. 1, 1920, daughter of George and Edna (Rohloff) Werner. She married Andres P. Hachtel on June 29, 1940, in Golden Lake. He preceded her in death on Dec. 16, 1983.

Frieda was baptized, confirmed and married at St. John's Lutheran Church in Golden Lake. After her marriage, she became a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Rome and had been a member since 1940. She was also a member of St. Luke's Ladies Aid, the Homemakers Club of Jefferson County, Lebanon Ladies and other various organizations.

Frieda enjoyed playing cards and was a member of several card clubs.

She is survived by two daughters, Karen (Ellward) Kuehl of Watertown and Sally (James) Soto of Lebanon; two sons, Harold Hachtel of Helenville and Duane (Linda) Hachtel of Hartland; 11 grandchildren, Lorie (George) Peterson, Marsha (Tim) Graffin, Michael (Gretchen) Hachtel, Mary Jo (Brian) Mattke, Amy (John) Cichon, Jeffrey Kuehl, Dean (Richelle) Kuehl, Paula Hachtel, Andrea Hachtel, Jordan Kuehl and Sierra Kuehl; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Also preceding her in death were her parents, a granddaughter in infancy, twin brothers in infancy and a brother.

Frieda was the last member of her immediate family.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Irene Schneidewind

Irene A. Schneidewind, at the age of 93, has bodily departed earthly confines on Wednesday, April 9, 2008. Her soul has transcended into the open arms of Christ her Savior.

Funeral services will be held at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. with the Rev. Allan Kranz of First Baptist Church in Watertown officiating.

A visitation will be at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2:30 p.m. until the time of the service.

The former Irene Alma Begeman was born in Sheboygan on March 1, 1915, daughter of Adolph and Lillian (Walthers) Begeman. She attended high school in Sheboygan. There she met and married Arthur F. Schneidewind on May 4, 1936. During her life, she assisted in her husband's business, Art's Refrigeration Service, and lived in Milwaukee, Wauwatosa, Evansville, Ind., and Watertown.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Watertown and loved and appreciated the caring of Pastor Allan Kranz and church members. She spent her last days in the care of the Golden Living Center in Watertown where she also appreciated the care that she received.

Irene is survived by her children, a daughter, June Brooks of Evansville, Ind., and two sons, Arthur G. (Jane) Schneidewind of Nashotah and Thomas T. (Katherine) Schneidewind of Watertown; five grandchildren, Rebecca (Brian) Cook, Russell (Renee) Schneidewind, Martin Schneidewind, Anthony Schneidewind and Julie Crews; and a great-granddaughter, Gwendolyn Cook.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arthur F. Schneidewind on Jan. 25, 1998; her sisters, LaVerne Kemmer, Betty Holzwordt and Delores (Bunny) Boeldt. She was the last member of her immediate family.

Irene is loved and missed by family and friends.

“GOOD NIGHT IRENE!”

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

April 10, 2008

Steven Jacobson

Steven Harold Jacobson, 53, of Watertown, formerly of Blair, traveled onward to his place of peace on Tuesday, April 8, 2008, at his mother's home in Holmen.

Steve was born to Donald and Twila (Duxbury) Jacobson on Nov. 21, 1954, at Gunderson Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse. He graduated from Blair High School in 1972 and from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1977 with a degree in business administration.

Steve entered a career in real estate and soon co-founded Northwest Title and Escrow Company in White Bear Lake, Minn. In 1988, Steve left that lucrative business to pursue a more compelling vision. In 1990, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in social studies education and began a teaching and coaching career at Watertown High School that spanned 18 years.

Steve was well-known for teaching excellence. Whether in the classroom, on the playing field or the basketball court, he had a legendary ability to inspire curiosity and passion.

Steve believed that knowledge about others creates caring and he accomplished this by leading students on innumerable trips abroad. He demonstrated consistently how learning about the world can create a hospitable, enjoyable and peaceful place. Steve easily engaged people of many ages, cultures and dispositions. Children in New Guinea, referees on the basketball floor, exchange students at Friday morning breakfasts - all Steve met were drawn into a world of action, generosity and possibility. And, his varied students learned how to earn friendships at home and abroad.

Though he ventured to the far reaches of this earth, to Steve growing at home was as important as it was overseas. In 1994, with seed money he received from the Joe Darcey Excellence in Teaching award, Steve and his students undertook a monumental task in the creation of the International Peace Garden that graces the grounds of Watertown High School campus.

Steve's life created joy, peace and passion that will live on in many others.

Steve is survived by his mother; four sisters, Judith (Michael) Wellert of Missoula, Mont., Sherry (Patrick) McConnell of Neillsville, Joan (Mark) Olsen of Tulsa, Okla., and Karen (Gary) Rooney of Onalaska; five brothers, Kerry (Mona Vold) Jacobson of Osseo, Kevin Jacobson of Chicago, Ill., John (Michael Mertens) Jacobson of Edgewood, Calif., Jeffrey (Kathy) Jacobson of Platteville and Kent (Debbie) Jacobson of Watertown. He is further survived by 24 nieces and nephews, Charles and Matthew Wellert, Jenny (Nelson) Penserga, Amy (Ted) Johnson, Jesse, Kate, Laura and Emily Jacobson, Julia (Scott) Diggins, Kelly (Craig) Dunek, Claire McConnell, Kirsten, Spencer and Jens Jacobson, Erik, Sophia, Caroline, Anders and Jakob Olsen, Elise, Kimberly and Gregory Rooney, Brett and Kaley Jacobson.

He was preceded in death by his father, maternal and paternal grandparents, and a brother-in-law, John Tabbert.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Evangelical Lutheran Church with burial in the church cemetery, both in Pigeon Falls. Pastors Kevin Jacobson and Kathy Jacobson will officiate.

Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Jack Funeral Home in Blair and also one hour prior to the services at the church on Saturday.

Memorials may be designated to the Watertown International Peace Garden.

Jack Funeral Home 115 W. Fourth St. Blair

Sandra J. Duerr

FOND DU LAC - Sandra J. Duerr, 70, of Fond du Lac, formerly of Campbellsport, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2008, at her home with her children and grandchildren at her side.

She was born in Milwaukee on Sept. 16, 1937, the daughter of the late Henry and Esther (Kosinski) Dressler. Sandy graduated from Custer High School in Milwaukee as valedictorian.

On June 9, 1956, she married Rodger H. Duerr in Milwaukee. He preceded her in death on Jan. 20, 1992. Sandy worked at St. Joseph Convent in Campbellsport for 32 years until retiring. She enjoyed gardening and shopping but most of all spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her children, Rick (Tammy) Duerr of Watertown, Shelly (Brad) Segerstrom of Campbellsport and Christine Duerr of Watertown; her grandchildren, Ricky, Justin and Tyler Duerr, Colise (Brian) Schmitz and Tammi and Joshua Segerstrom; her great-grandchildren, Addisun, Kaiden and Mykala; her sister, Arlene (Dick) Mahnke of Menomonee Falls; other relatives and friends.

Besides her husband, Rodger, she was preceded in death by her brother, Bob; her sister, Shirley Roxbury; and her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Violet and Herbert Duerr.

Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Twohig Funeral Home, 109 W. Main St., Campbellsport. Family committal services will be held Saturday in Graceland Cemetery, Milwaukee.

Visitation will be Friday from 4 p.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.

Twohig Funeral Home 305 Fond du Lac Ave. Fond du Lac

Frances Pirwitz

LAKE MILLS - Frances E. Pirwitz, 90, of Lake Mills, died on Wednesday, April 9, 2008, at the Countryside Home in Jefferson.

Frances was born on July 29, 1917, in Taylor County, daughter of the late Benjamin and Ella (Woelffer) Finder.

Frances married Frederick “Fritz” Pirwitz on Feb. 15, 1941, in Lake Mills. He died on Jan. 13, 1994.

Frances was a graduate of Lake Mills High School, class of 1935. She and her husband owned and operated Pirwitz Motors in Lake Mills from 1952 to 1981. Frances was an active member of the Lake Mills Moravian Church and its Women's Fellowship. She also was a past matron of the former Lake Mills Chapter No. 189 Order of Eastern Star, a former Girl Scout leader, member of the Lake Mills Woman's Club, Lake Mills American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 67 and Martha Chapter No. 166 Order of Eastern Star.

Frances was a generous contributor to her church and various charities. She was a volunteer for Respite Care and helped deliver Meals on Wheels.

Survivors include her daughter, Patricia (Kurt) Froebel of Hartland; grandchildren, Heidi (Thomas) Kemos of Oconomowoc and Michael Froebel of Hartland; two sisters, Ruth Berner and Margaret Heller, both of Waterloo; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Frances was also preceded in death by two brothers, Carl in infancy and Lester.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Lake Mills Moravian Church with the Rev. Bruce Nelson officiating. A time of fellowship and luncheon will follow the services at the church.

Memorials are suggested to the church or the Lake Mills EMS.

The Claussen Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Claussen Funeral Home 416 W. Lake St. Lake Mills

April 9, 2008

Elizabeth Harder

Elizabeth “Betty” M. Harder, 82, of Watertown, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2008, at Watertown Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at Christ United Methodist Church in Watertown on Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Lee Meissner officiating. Burial will be in Glenview Memorial Gardens, Ixonia.

Relatives and friends may call at the church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.

Memorials are suggested to Christ United Methodist Church.

The Hafemeister Funeral Home of Watertown is in charge of arrangements.

Elizabeth Mae Richards was born in Watertown on Nov. 30, 1925, daughter of Archie and Gertie (Hake) Richards.

Betty was a graduate of Johnson Creek High School. While in high school, she was very active in the Johnson Creek United Methodist Church. She taught Sunday school, was a soloist, a member of the choir and played the piano for church services until her marriage to Frederick H. Harder. Their marriage took place on June 26, 1948, at Johnson Creek United Methodist Church. She then taught Sunday school and played the piano for the preschool children and sang in the choir at the former Wesley Methodist Church in Watertown. Betty was currently a member of the Christ United Methodist Church in Watertown and former member of its Morning Circle and Joy Circle.

She was a homemaker and had been employed at the former Brandt Automatic Cashier in Watertown from 1944 to 1948 as a stenographer.

Survivors include her two daughters, Katherine (Charles) Campbell of Hendersonville, Tenn., and Sharon (Howard) Zastrow of Watertown; a granddaughter, Miranda Zastrow of Watertown; sisters-in-law, Caroline Arndt and Lorna Harder, both of Watertown; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frederick H. Harder on Nov. 25, 1999; and a grandson, Lee Zastrow on May 17, 2003.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Vincent Beschta

GREENFIELD - Vincent N. Beschta of Greenfield was born into eternal life on Monday, April 7, 2008, at the age of 91.

He was the beloved husband of the late Mary (Hackett) for 50 years; loving father of Larry (Mary Jane), Nancy, Mary (Roger) Uttech, Margaret Cole, Marlene, David (Ellyn) and Laurie (Rick) Soike; loving grandpa of many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; dear brother of Gene (Carol) and Joan Gruentzel. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Catherine; and six brothers and sisters.

Vincent was a proud employee of Wisconsin Bell and retired after 46 years of dedicated service.

Visitation is at the Max A. Sass Greenridge Chapel on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. with a 7 p.m. vigil. Visitation is also planned on Saturday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 6060 W. Loomis Road, Franklin, followed at 11 a.m. by a Mass of Christian burial. Private interment is planned.

Max A. Sass & Sons Greenridge Chapel Funeral & Cremation Services 4747 S. 60th St. Greenfield

Carole F. Krause

WISCONSIN DELLS - Carole F. Krause, born Oct. 1, 1942, peacefully passed away surrounded by family and friends on Sunday, April 6, 2008, in the University of Wisconsin Hospital's Pallia-tive Care Unit.

Carole and her husband, Erv, moved from Watertown to Wisconsin Dells in 1976 with their two daughters, Erica and Anna. Carol loved her family and friends and we know there are many fond memories. She loved watching “her birds” and many a squirrel met its demise for eating at her bird feeders.

Carole enjoyed traveling up north to her cabin where she went on animal rides, played a lot of dominoes and laughed a lot. In 2005 she took the trip of her dreams to Alaska with her cousin's family and had a wonderful time.

Throughout Carole's illness she set many goals; from her grandson Gabe's graduation from high school, the birth of Erica's first child, Daniel Erwin born in 2004, and Gabe's return from Iraq in 2006. Her next goal was to be here to see Erica's family adopt a child from Korea. Sadly this was a goal she was unable to obtain.

Carole was preceded in death by her parents, Irene and Harold Krueger; her husband, Erwin D. Krause; and grandson, Elijah Wagner.

She is survived by her sister, Patricia (Krueger) Schneider of Watertown; her daughter, Anna M. Krause of North Freedom; a grandson, Gabriel Teniente of Baraboo; a daughter, Erica J. Krause-Wagner and husband, Andrew, of Lansing, Iowa; a grandson, Daniel of Lansing; and many family and friends.

Our mother's life was richer for her friendship circle, and we are grateful for the care and comfort they provided.

We are very proud of our mother and her very real contribution to cancer research. Her last days we trust were gentle, thanks to wonderful care and good medicine.

A visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Picha Funeral Home, 120 E. Adams St., Lake Delton, and on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church, 603 Oak St., Wisconsin Dells, with a memorial service held at 11 a.m. and a luncheon to follow.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the American Cancer Associa-tion, the National Audubon Society or the charity or cause of your choice.

The Picha Funeral Home and Crematory of Lake Delton assisted the family with arrangements. For online condolences and information, go to http://www.pichafuneralhome.com">www.pichafuneralhome.com.

Picha Funeral Home and Crematory 120 E. Adams St. Lake Delton

April 8, 2008

Edith M. McLeod

Edith M. McLeod, 85, of Watertown, died Sunday, April 6, 2008.

She was the beloved wife of the late J. Wayne McLeod; loving mother of Marty (Jeff Boville) McLeod, Mary (Bob) Awe, and the late Scott McLeod; dear grandmother of Michael (Rachel) Breen, Patrick Breen, Nicholas McLeod Boville and Brigitte (Joseph) Chaso; great-grandmother of Kate, Trey, Will and Jack; further loved by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many special friends.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Highland Memorial Park, New Berlin.

A special thank you to Watertown Memorial Hospital and the loving compassionate care givers on 2North and to Gloria from Rainbow Hospice, your kindness will never be forgotten.

Heritage Funeral Homes McLeod-Ermenc-Altstadt 5325 W. Greenfield Ave. West Milwaukee

Ruby Nellins

FORT ATKINSON - Ruby Nellins, 103, of Fort Atkinson, died Sunday, April 6, 2008, at the Black Hawk Senior Residence in Fort Atkinson.

Ruby was born Dec. 29, 1904, in Wallingford, Iowa, daughter of Odd T. and Emma (Larson) Akre. She married Richard Nellins on June 24, 1931, in South Milwaukee. He preceded her in death on March 30, 1985.

Ruby graduated from Columbus High School in 1922 and from Columbia County Normal School in 1923. In 1925, Ruby graduated from Milwaukee State Normal School, now known as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She was a teacher in the Milwaukee Public School System for 23 years, until her retirement in 1947.

Ruby was a charter member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Fort Atkinson. She was a member of Martha Chapter No 66, Order of Eastern Star and a Mother Advisor of Order of Rainbow for Girls Assembly No. 3 in 1952 and 1953.

Surviving are a half brother, Robert Tschohl of Las Vegas, Nev.; four nephews, James Akre of South Milwaukee, John Tschohl of Fort Atkinson, William (Patricia) Tschohl of Bedford, Va., and Paul (Ann) Tschohl of Fort Collins, Colo.; two nieces, Barbara (Thomas) Lanoway and Anita Tschohl, both of Fort Collins.

Ruby was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.

It was Ruby's wishes that no services or visitation were to be held. After cremation, burial will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery in Watertown.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, Faith Community Church, Opportunities Inc. of Jefferson County for its Leisure Time Program, or to Fort Memorial Hospital's Lifeline Program.

The Nitardy Funeral Home of Fort Atkinson is assisting the family, http://nitardyfuneralhome.com">nitardyfuneralhome.com.

Nitardy Funeral Home 1008 Madison St. Fort Atkinson

Anita Borchardt

RIVER FALLS - Anita M. Borchardt, 93, of River Falls, formerly of Watertown, died on Friday, April 4, 2008, at River Falls following a brief illness.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the Pederson Funeral Home in Watertown with the Rev. John Boehringer officiating. Burial will be in Glenview Memorial Gardens, Ixonia.

Friends may call to pay their respects at the funeral home on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Memorials are suggested to St. John's Lutheran Church in Watertown and Faith Lutheran Church in River Falls.

The former Anita Minnie Zoellick was born Sept. 4, 1914, in Watertown, daughter of William and Olga (Guetzlaff) Zoellick. She married Arthur Borchardt on Dec. 10, 1938, in Watertown.

Anita was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in River Falls and a former member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Watertown.

Surviving are a son, Frank (Grace) Borchardt of River Falls; seven grandchildren, Holly (Ehren), Jeff (Heather), Tim, Dean (Patty), Neal, Wendi (Tom) and Jodi (Mark); 10 great-grandchildren; a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; and a son-in-law, Edwin Fortmann of Watertown.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arthur, on April 18, 1991; a daughter, Sandra Fortmann; four brothers, two sisters; and a great-grandson, Nickolas.

Pederson Funeral Home 213 S. Fifth St. Watertown

April 7, 2008

Beatrice Schumann

Beatrice M. Schumann, 90, of Watertown, passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2008, at Marquardt Memorial Manor.

Beatrice was born on Oct. 19, 1917, in Watertown, the daughter of William and Elizabeth (Budzis) Schumann. She attended St. Henry Grade School, graduated from Watertown High School in 1935 and was salutatorian of her class.

Beatrice was employed at Wisconsin Bell Telephone Co. in Watertown for 39 years. She had the title of manager of operator services and retired in 1976. Beatrice was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church, the Catholic Women's Club, AARP, Watertown Senior and Community Center, Catholic Knights Branch 120, the Rock River Telephone Pioneers and Saturday Club.

Beatrice had been a volunteer at Beverly Terrace, St. Joseph's Home, and had driven for FISH. She enjoyed reading, playing cards and greatly enjoyed traveling, having seen the United States, Canada and Europe. She loved her dogs, especially the five Boston terriers she owned.

Survivors include her three first cousins, Kenneth Budis of Santa Barbara, Calif., Marimae Roder of Sun City, Ariz., and Alice Barnes of Beaver Dam; her four godchildren, Richard Kingsley of Genesee Depot, Hilary Kingsley of Rodondo Beach, Calif., and Kathleen Neuman and Marilyn Bork, both of Watertown.

She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant brother, Kenneth, in 1916.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at noon at St. Henry Catholic Church with Father Brian Wilk officiating. Burial will be in St. Henry Cemetery.

Family and friends may call on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.

Memorials to St. Henry Catholic Church would be appreciated.

Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home and Cremation Service is serving the family.

Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home and Cremation Service 500 Welsh Road Watertown

Walter F. Krause

CLYMAN - Walter F. Krause of Clyman, formerly of Juneau, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2008, at the age of 83 years.

He was born on Oct. 14, 1924, in the town of Farmington, the son of Edward and Elizabeth (Dobbratz) Krause. He married Carol Sell at St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oak Grove on May 18, 1947.

Walter lived in Juneau most of his life until he and Carol moved to Clyman in 1972. He served as a Juneau city alderman for many years. He retired from Aunt Nellie's Canning Company after 18 years of service. In his earlier years, Walter and his brother, Hilmer, built several houses in Juneau. He was also a past volunteer firefighter for Juneau and Clyman. He liked to fish and hunted deer for 50 years. After he and Carol were married, they joined St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church and have been members ever since.

Walter is survived by his wife, Carol of Clyman; by his children, Judith (John) Kaul of Juneau, Shirley (Merlin) Luedke of Juneau and Cindy (Randall) Roberts of Clyman; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and his brothers, Hilmer Krause of Juneau, Carl (Shirley) Krause of Juneau and Edward (Kathy) Krause of Juneau. Also surviving are nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation is Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home in Juneau and Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 400 S. Main St., Juneau. A funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. at the church with the Rev. Paul Hirsch officiating. Interment will be in Juneau City Cemetery.

The Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home of Juneau is serving the family, http://berndt-ledesmafuneralhome.com">berndt-ledesmafuneralhome.com.

Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home 150 W. Oak Grove St. Juneau

Helen E. Overdahl

GRELLTON - Helen E. Overdahl, 85, of Grellton, passed away Saturday, April 5, 2008, at her home.

She was born on Dec. 22, 1922, in Fort Atkinson, daughter of the late Henry and Ruth (Raithel) Klettke. She married Bartley C. Overdahl on Oct. 3, 1945, at St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jeffer-son.

Helen served in the United States Navy from 1943 to 1945 as a cryptanalyst with the Naval Security Group in Washington, D.C., during World War II. Following her military service she was employed as a secretary for Jamesway and NASCO in Fort Atkinson and at Ladish Malt Co. in Jefferson.

She was a member of St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jefferson, American Legion Post No. 67 in Lake Mills, WAVE Post 988 in Chicago, Ill., Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 63 in Watertown, AMVETS Post No. 35 in Watertown, National Rifle Association and AARP.

She is survived by one son, Bruce H. Overdahl of Lake Mills; a grandson, Todd (fianceé Peggy Kressin) Overdahl of Lake Mills; a great-granddaughter, Samantha Kressin; a brother, Claude (Violet) Klettke of Jefferson; a sister, Norma (Gordon) Free of Jefferson; many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

She was also preceded in death by a half brother, Harold (Eleanore) Wright.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jefferson with the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Comstock officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Fort Atkinson.

Friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

Memorials may be made to St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church or American Legion Post No. 67 of Lake Mills.

Schneider-Michaelis Funeral Home Jefferson is assisting the family with arrangements.

Schneider-Michaelis Funeral Home LLC 900 W. Racine St. Jefferson

Eileen Holzhueter

WATERLOO - Eileen “Petey” Holzhueter, 71, of Waterloo, died on Saturday, April 5, 2008, at her home in Waterloo with her family by her side.

She was born in Watertown on May 23, 1936, daughter of the late Arthur and Sylvia (Gorder) Virchow. She graduated from Waterloo High School in 1954 and married Roger W. Holzhueter on July 10, 1954. Roger and Petey were married 53 years.

Petey drove bus for the Waterloo School System for 15 years, worked at Jim's Cheese Pantry for 10 years, and is best remembered as the organist at St. Paul's Lutheran Church for more than 45 years.

Petey had many loves, first and foremost her family and their many gatherings, music, sports, especially softball, and her long walks with Jeanne Zastrow picking up cans along the roadside.

She is survived by her loving husband, Roger; three daughters, Robin (Mike) Schmid of Marshall, Tara (John) Sheehy of Sun Prairie and Traci (Mike) Beyer of Waterloo; her grandchildren, Nathan Schmid of Marshall, Melissa (Brian) Logan of Sun Prairie, Jeremy Ellis of Waterloo, Jacqui (Nate) Huebner of Reeseville, Jona-than Sheehy of Sun Prairie, and Mathew Sheehy of Sun Prairie. She has four great-grandchildren, Easton and Cabella Ellis, Blake and Brenna Huebner. She is also survived by a brother, Gordon (Lorraine) Virchow of Waterloo.

Petey was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Sylvia Virchow; a sister, Sally A. Bennin; and a niece, Joy M. Bennin.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Waterloo from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Waterloo.

The family suggests memorials be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church Music Fund or Rainbow Hospice Care. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. David Hei, Karen Husedy-Moore, Amy Weidel, Rainbow Hospice Care-Jefferson, the Rev. Robert Kosky Jr. and all of our friends who have been so caring and supportive during Petey's illness.

Petey will be sadly missed by her family and all who knew her.

The Pederson Funeral Home of Waterloo is serving the family.

Pederson Funeral Home 143 S. Washington St. Waterloo

April 5, 2008

Catherine Zastrow

TOWN OF CONCORD - Catherine A. Zastrow, 48, passed away on Friday, April 4, 2008, at her home of an apparent heart attack.

The former Catherine A. Frommgen was born on July 24, 1959, in Milwaukee, the daughter of Fred and Elaine (Fix) Frommgen. She graduated from Watertown High School in 1977.

On Aug. 23, 1986, she married Paul Zastrow at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church in Concord. She was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church. She was employed by Brownberry Ovens in Oconomowoc.

She is survived by her loving husband Paul; her dear parents, Fred and Elaine Frommgen; her loving sons, Shadd (Erika) Boettcher and Brad (Jamie) Boettcher both of Watertown; her loving grandchildren, Donavan “Booboo” and Cianna Boettcher; her sister and brothers, Christine (Al) Frommgen-Buck of Twin Lakes, Fritz (Debbie) Frommgen of Oconomowoc, Erick (Lori) Frommgen of Concord and William (Billie) Frommgen of Hartford; her mother-in-law, Irene Zastrow of Concord; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her brother, Michael Frommgen.

Funeral services will be on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Henry Catholic Church with Father Brian Wilk officiating. Burial will be in Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia.

Family and friends may call on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home and Cremation Service and on Tuesday after 10 a.m. at the church.

Cathy, you were loved by many and will be dearly missed. We love you.

Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home and Cremation Service 500 Welsh Watertown

April 4, 2008

Victor O. Witte

Victor O. Witte, 95, of Watertown, passed away Wednesday afternoon, April 2, 2008, at Marquardt Memorial Manor in Watertown.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in Bethany Chapel at Marquardt Memorial Manor in Watertown with the Rev. Richard Pagels of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Farmington officiating. Burial will take place in Lutheran Cemetery, Watertown.

Relatives and friends may call to pay their respects at Bethany Chapel on Wednesday from noon until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Immanuel Lutheran Church in Farmington, Marquardt Memorial Manor or the charity of one's choice.

The Hafemeister Funeral Home of Watertown is in charge of arrangements.

Victor was born in Lebanon on Sept. 21, 1912, son of Otto and Alvina (Hafemeister) Witte. He married Hildegarde Schliewe at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Water-town on May 9, 1934. Victor and Hildegarde shared 73 years of marriage.

Victor farmed in the town of Farmington and had been employed by the town of Farmington for 37 years. He was currently a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Farmington, its church council and other various church boards.

Surviving are his wife, Hildegarde of Watertown; a son-in-law, Dennis Draginis of Watertown; a grandson, Bryan (Denise) Draginis of Sun Prairie; a granddaughter, Lisa Dawson of Oshkosh; five great-grandchildren, Ally Draginis, John Draginis, Kim Dawson, Melissa Dawson and Allie Gardner; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Victor was preceded in death by a daughter, Lilas Draginis; a son in infancy; a sister, Anita Winter and a brother, Harvey Witte.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Ruth A. Raabe

BEAVER DAM - Ruth Alice Raabe, 89, of Beaver Dam, died Wednesday at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam.

Ruth was born in the town of Portland on Feb. 10, 1919, daughter of Albert and Ella (Zimmerman) Hafenstein. She graduated from high school in 1934. On Feb. 26, 1938, Ruth married Herbert Raabe in Farmington. Herbert preceded Ruth in death on Nov. 6, 1986.

Ruth was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lake Mills. She loved her family and helped babysit her grandchildren. Her favorite past times were crafts and traveling.

Surviving are two sons, Marvin (Darlene) Raabe of Siren and Wayne Raabe of Beaver Dam; her grandchildren, Sara (Richard) Hoeft of Fort Atkinson, Wayne Raabe Jr. of Hawaii, James (Cyndi) Raabe of Burnett, Tamara (Chris Hill) Raabe of Clyman, Loretta (Tom) Herreman of Columbus and Guy Herre-man of Beaver Dam; great-grandchildren, Holly, Jeri, and Jon Hoeft, Kimberly (Mark) Pease, Jason (Traci) Walters, Madyson, Crystal, Cody, Dustin, Bethany, Mariah, Cierah and Jacob; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter-in-law, Rosemarie; a granddaughter, Wanda; and a brother, Lester.

Funeral services will be held Monday at noon at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lake Mills with the Rev. James Rath and the Rev. Bruce McKenney co-officiating. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, town of Farmington.

Friends may call after 10 a.m. on Monday at the church until the time of the services.

The Nitardy Funeral Home of Cambridge is assisting the family,

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Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Lakeside Lutheran High School.

Nitardy Funeral Home 208 N. Park St. Cambridge

James A. Ehrlich

HARTFORD - James Ehrlich of Hartford went home to his heavenly father on Wednesday, April 2, 2008. He was 25 years old.

James was born on April 1, 1983, in Hartford, son of Michael Sr. and Laurie (Neu) Ehrlich. He was united in marriage to Lizzie Boynar on March 24, 2005, in Port Washington.

James graduated from Hartford Union High School in 2001, and was a leader in FFA. He loved to play video games, especially Xbox, and was a huge fan of the Green Bay Packers and Brewers.

James joined the Army National Guard for 1 1/2 years and then joined the Navy to be in active duty where he did his service on the USS JFK. He was part of the final and last historic tour of the JFK. James volunteered to go to Iraq. He was training with the United States Army in Washington state when he was injured.

James dearly loved his son, Joseph. James was a very special young man loved by many and will be dearly missed.

He is survived by his loving wife, Lizzie; his dear son, Joseph; his parents, Michael and Laurie Ehrlich of Neosho; his mother- and father-in-law, Jim and Ellyn Boynar of Port Washington; his brother, Michael of Neosho; his sister, Christine of Neosho; his grandparents, Wayne and Donna Neu of Neosho; and his great-grandmother, Helen Berghammer of Hartford. James is further survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 148 W. Lehman St., Neosho. Interment with military honors will follow in St. Bartholomew Cemetery, Rubicon.

The family will greet relatives and friends on Saturday at the church from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Breast Cancer Research Fund or the Traumatic Brain Injury Fund are greatly appreciated.

Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family (shimonfuneralhome.com).

Shimon Funeral Home 824 Union St. Hartford

JoAnn A. Kassner

JEFFERSON - JoAnn A. Kassner, 74, of Jefferson, passed away on Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at her home.

She was born on April 7, 1933, daughter of the late Fredrick and Marian (Woelffer) Higgins.

She married Richard Kassner on May 1, 1969, in Arizona.

JoAnn was employed as a bookkeeper for several local companies, including Carnation, Tyson, Doskocil and Jefferson Radio and T.V. Clinic. She was a member of St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jefferson and the Women of the ELCA.

She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and will be greatly missed by her husband, Richard Kassner of Jefferson; a stepson, Greg Kassner of Jefferson; three grandsons, Michael Kassner of Indianapolis, Ind., Seth Bloom of Indianapolis and Zachary Bloom of Wau-kesha; many nieces, nep-hews other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Diane Bloom; four sisters, Donna Greenwald, Jean Lechnir, Nancy Allen and Marilyn Trebitowski.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jefferson with the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Comstock officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church today from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.

Those wishing to express sympathy through a donation may do so to the Jefferson Rainbow Hospice, St. Mark's ELCA, or “Grandma's Boy's Relay for Life Team.”

The Schneider-Michaelis Funeral Home in Jefferson is assisting the family with arrangements.

Schneider-Michaelis Funeral Home LLC 900 W. Racine St. Jefferson

DuWayne Heiman

WAUNAKEE - DuWayne S. Heiman, 65, of Waunakee, formerly of Waterloo, died on Thursday, April 3, 2008, at the Don & Marilyn Anderson Hospice in Madison.

DuWayne was born on Oct. 30, 1942, in Columbus, son of Stanley and Edna (Kuhlow) Heiman. He was a 1961 graduate of Waterloo High School and later married Dora Helen Richardson on Sept. 1, 1962, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Waterloo.

DuWayne worked as a pressman at Perry Printing in Waterloo for 37 years, retiring in 1997. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Waterloo and a former member of the Waterloo Volunteer Fire Department.

Survivors include his wife, Dora Helen Heiman of Waunakee; daughters, Mary (Michael) Olsen of Delavan and Michelle (Darrin) Hoffman of Sturtevant; six grandchildren, Michael, Samantha, Morgan, Emily, Keith and Kendra; a brother, Richard (Nancy) Heiman of Milton; also a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, LaVern Kegler.

The family would appreciate memorials to Don & Marilyn Anderson Hospice in Madison or the Waterloo Fire/EMS.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Waterloo with the Rev. Thomas Wilsmann officiating. Burial will be in Washington Cemetery, town of Portland.

Visitation is on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Pederson Funeral Home in Waterloo and on Monday from 1 p.m. until the time of service at the church.

Pederson Funeral Home of Waterloo is serving the family.

Pederson Funeral Home 143 S. Washington St. Waterloo

April 3, 2008

Kirk J. Mayer Sr.

JEFFERSON - Kirk J. Mayer Sr., 71, of Jefferson, lost his battle with cancer, surrounded by his children, on Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee.

He was born on July 6, 1936, in Milwaukee, son of Joseph and Lucille (Dietrich) Mayer. He graduated from Lac du Flambeau High School in 1954. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1964 during the Korean War. He was aboard the USS New Jersey and was stationed in Puerto Rico, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada and French Morocco, Africa. He was a member of Schlesner-Buri American Legion Post 305 of Johnson Creek.

Kirk was a member of Local 139 of the International Union of Operating Engineers, a retired OTR truck driver and owner-operator of K-Mar Trucking.

Kirk had a love for horses and Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

Surviving are four daughters, Sherry (Merlin) Lange of Aztalan, Vicki Andrews of Cambridge, Lori (Dan) Roberts of Fort Atkinson and Lynette (Todd) Olson of Edgerton; two sons, Michael Mayer of Reeseville and Kirk Mayer Jr. (friend, Karen Schwitz) of Jefferson; their mother, Margaret; 11 grandchildren, Janet, Michael, Matthew, Jessica, Kyle, Brooke, Brittany, Dayna, Kailey, Audi and Hunter; six great-grandchildren; three brothers, Karl Mayer of Ixonia, John Mayer of Wakefield and Craig (Cameron) Mayer of Vicksburg, Miss.; two sisters, Kay Roy of West Bend and Judy (James) Makovec of West Allis; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Joseph Mayer Jr.; and one brother-in-law, Lawrence Roy Sr.

A celebration of life service will be held at the Olsen Funeral Home in Jefferson at noon on Saturday with the Rev. William Vernon officiating.

Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday after 9 a.m. until the time of the service.

Olsen Funeral Home 221 S. Center Ave. Jefferson

Howard F. Buske

JUNEAU - Howard F. Buske, 87, of Juneau, passed away Tuesday evening, April 1, 2008, at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at United Methodist Church of Concord with the Rev. Carrie Kreps Wegenast officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Memorials may be directed to United Methodist Church of Concord.

Howard was born on Aug. 24, 1920, in Concord, son of Frank and Elsie (Koeppler) Buske. He married Lenore Zautner on Feb. 8, 1941, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Golden Lake. He farmed all of his life in the Lebanon and Juneau areas.

Howard was a member of United Methodist Church of Concord, Watertown Senior and Community Center, and the Concord Senior Center. He was an avid Chicago Cubs fan.

Surviving are a daughter, Bonnie Krizan of Oshkosh; four sons, William (Shari) Buske of Brownsville, Thomas Buske of Columbus, Michael (Pamela) Buske of Juneau and John (Cheryl) Buske of Lomira; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Mary Davis of Wimberly, Texas; two brothers, Lloyd (Lilian) Buske of Jefferson and George Buske of Massachusetts; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Howard was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lenore Buske on Oct. 15, 1998; a son-in-law, Ronald Krizan; two brothers, Kenneth and Franklin Buske; and two sisters, Jane Kreklow and June Piechel.

Hafemeister Funeral Home

611 E. Main St. Watertown

Edward L. Kaul

Edward L. Kaul, 80, of Watertown, passed away on Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at Watertown Memorial Hospital.

Edward was born on May 7, 1927, in Watertown, the son of Michael and Helen (Kreuziger) Kaul. He served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific from 1945 to 1946. On Nov. 17, 1951, he married the former Donna Kraemer in Watertown.

Ed had been employed for 25 years with Provimi Inc. and Strauss Brothers Packing Company. After retirement he worked part time for Ebert's Greenhouse, the USDA and Strauss Brothers Packing Company. He was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife, Donna; his children, David (Denise) Kaul and Maureen Raabe, both of Watertown; eight grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Sister Joan Emily Kaul of Beaver Dam; a brother-in-law, Steve Annis; a sister-in-law, Joey Kaul; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Catherine Kaul and Berna-dette Annis; and a brother, Thomas Kaul.

A memorial Mass will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Henry Catholic Church with Father Brian Wilk officiating. Family burial will be in St. Henry Cemetery.

Family and friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home and Crem-ation Service and on Monday after 9:30 a.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the church would be appreciated.

Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home and Cremation Service 500 Welsh Road Watertown

Carl G. Freitag

COOLIDGE, Ariz. - Carl G. Freitag, 69, of Coolidge, Ariz., formerly of Watertown, Wis., passed away Thursday, March 27, 2008, at Mayo Hospital in Phoenix, after a yearlong battle with leuk-emia.

Carl was born on Dec. 28, 1938, in Watertown. At a young age, he and the family moved to Rhinelander, Wis., where he graduated from Rhinelander High School.

After marrying Carol A. Barrows on May 31, 1958, they returned to Watertown, where he was a local business owner for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Carol A. Freitag of Coolidge; two children, Lory (Atailine) Freitag and Cindy (Robert) Wilcox, both of Montello; a grandchild, Katherine Carol Freitag; a brother, Rolland (Carol) Freitag of Cody, Wyo.; and one sister, Marg (William) Kuerschner of Oconomowoc.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore Sr. and Grace Freitag; a sister, Vera Krueger; and three brothers, Earl, Theodore Jr. and Stanley Freitag.

Carl had chosen to donate his body to scientific research. No services will be held.

April 2, 2008

Robert E. Wackett

Robert E. Wackett, 74, of Watertown, died on Sunday, March 30, 2008, at Watertown Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 1 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. Paul Kuckhahn officiating.

Visitation is at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Memorials are suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church.

The Pederson Funeral Home, 213 S. Fifth St., Watertown, is serving the family.

Robert was born July 25, 1933, in Ixonia, son of Byron and Elda (Kieck) Wackett. He married the former Marialyce Hartmann on Sept. 6, 1958, in Watertown.

Robert was a 1951 graduate of Watertown High School and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown. He and his father operated Wackett's Service Station for 30 years. He also worked as a salesman at Duro-Test for 15 years, retiring in 1999.

Robert was an avid golfer, NASCAR fan and loved to read.

Surviving are his wife, Marialyce Wackett of Watertown; his children, Michael (Brenda) Wackett of Waterloo, Ill., Richard Wackett of Sun Prairie, James Wackett of Limestone, Maine, Toni Novak of Abbotsford, Linda (Andy) Gee of Minocqua, Debra (Michael) Powers of Washburn, Kirk (Kathy) Wac-kett of Watertown, Patricia Wackett of Watertown, Susan Wackett of La Crosse and Aimee (Robert) Adams of Watertown; 13 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Diane.

Pederson Funeral Home 213 S. Fifth St. Watertown

Harold H. Wanke

Harold H. Wanke, 83, of Watertown, died Monday, March 31, 2008, at home.

Harold was born on Feb. 16, 1925, in Watertown, son of John and Irene (Pitterle) Wanke. He married Gertrude Scharp on June 27, 1953, in Watertown.

Harold operated the family farm and later owned and operated the Chief Motel in Holbrook, Ariz. He later moved to Las Vegas and worked for the Mirage Hotel until his retirement in 2001.

Harold was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church in Watertown, the Model A Club of America and the Metropolitan Club.

Survivors include his wife, Gertrude Wanke of Watertown; a daughter, Rochelle (Al) Day of Watertown; grandchildren, Sara and Joshua Day of Watertown; a brother, LaVern (Mary) Wanke of Watertown; a sister, Lorraine Justmann of Markesan; brothers-in-law, Herman (Audrey) Scharp and Howard Reith; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Hall and Hilde-garde Kijewski; special nieces, Ann Wanke and Gail Hall. He is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister-in-law, Pauline Reith; and brothers-in-law, Clark Justmann, Elwyn Hall, Al Kijewski and Rueben Raabe.

The family would appreciate memorials to St. Henry Catholic Church or Rainbow Hospice.

A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Henry Catholic Church in Watertown with Father Brian Wilk officiating. Burial will be in Glenview Memorial Gardens, Ixonia, at a later date.

Visitation will be held on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at the church.

Pederson Funeral Home Watertown is serving the family.

Pederson Funeral Home 213 S. Fifth St. Watertown

Hilda E. Kirchoff

HUSTISFORD - Hilda E. Kirchoff, of Hustisford, passed away Monday, March 31, 2008, at the age of 91 years, at the home of her daughter.

The former Hilda Emma Baumann was born July 11, 1916, to Fred and Anna (Bahler) Baumann, in the town of Herman. She was baptized Aug. 21, 1916, and confirmed April 13, 1930, at St. John Reformed Church in Hartford.

Hilda attended school in the Herman and Hartford schools. Her parents were cheese makers and farmed in Hartford next to the Hartford Golf Course. As a child, Hilda enjoyed gathering golf balls for spending money. She was a housekeeper for the Gillisch family and worked at Gillisch's store in Hustisford.

Hilda married Elmer A. Kirchoff on Oct. 20, 1935, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Lebanon. They farmed on the family farm all their lives, also having a honey bee business for many years. At the age of 55 years, Hilda got her first driver's license - this was a big event in her life!

Elmer passed away Oct. 11, 1997. Since then, Hilda lived with her two daughters, Marilyn Carlson and Dorothy Bischoff. Hilda was known by many as “Grandma Cookie,” always delivering homemade cookies when visiting family and friends. Besides cooking, gardening and quilting were her passions. Her family was very special to her. Hilda spent lots of time supporting her great-grandchildren in basketball and soccer games. Concerts and plays were her other enjoyments. Whatever the event, Hilda was always ready to take part. She also was a Bethesda volunteer.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Albert Baumann and Erwin (Regina) Baumann; and sisters, Alma Baumann and Dorothy Baumann.

Surviving are daughters, Marilyn (Clifford) Carlson of Oconomowoc and Dorothy (Larry) Bischoff of Hustisford; grandchildren, Mark (Jodi) Carlson, Landy (Mike) Brown, Jody (Robert) Nass, Fay (Roger) Hildebrandt, Kim (Mark) Rasmussen and Jesse (Tami) Bischoff; great-grandchildren, Lynsey Fiedler, Ty and Brett Hildebrandt, Braxton, Triston and Klayton Bischoff, Connor and Brady Carlson, Kyle Rasmussen, and Grant, Marisa and Rylee Nass; brothers, Ewald (Arlene) Baumann and Wilmer (Delores) Baumann; a sister-in-law, Margaret Baumann; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Visitation will be held on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. at Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hustisford. A funeral service will follow at the church at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Timothy Bauer and the Rev. David Pries officiating. Interment will be in Hustisford Cemetery.

Memorials to Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Okauchee, or the charity of one's choice would be appreciated.

The Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home is serving the family.

Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home 136 N. Lake St. Hustisford

David J. Zimbric

WATERLOO - David James Zimbric, 82, formerly of Waterloo, died on Monday, March 31, 2008, at Wisconsin Veterans Home in King following a seven-year illness.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Thomas Gillespie officiating.

Burial will be in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Waterloo.

Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.

The Pederson Funeral Home of Waterloo is serving the family.

David was born June 2, 1925, in Waterloo, son of Ernest and Amelia (Langer) Zimbric. He married Frances Marilyn Wegert on Feb. 13, 1973, in Rockford, Ill.

David was a 1942 graduate of Waterloo High School and received a degree in pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A pharmacist, David owned Zimbric Pharmacy in Waterloo from 1955 to 1988.

David served in the United States Air Force as a pilot during World War II. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Waterloo and a former member of the Waterloo Chamber of Commerce, American Legion and Lions Club. He enjoyed baseball, golf, boating and dancing.

Surviving are his wife, Francie Zimbric of Westfield; two sons, Curtis (Sandy) Zimbric of Dayton, Ohio, and Claude Zimbric of Watertown; three daughters, Cynthia (Jerome) Tlusty of Schofield, Patrice Zimbric of Georgia and Paula (Steve) Hanna of Waterloo; two stepchildren, Vicki Zimbric (Cedric) Knoke of Madison and Rick (Jane) Fullmer of Westfield; a sister, Evelyn Wedeward of Waterloo; many beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Phillip; a grandson, Shawn; and four brothers, Sylvester, Donald, Robert and Gilbert.

Thank you to the staff of Wisconsin Veterans Home for their loving care.

Pederson Funeral Home 213 S. Fifth St. Watertown

April 1, 2008

Randal C. Gray

Randal C. Gray, 56, of Watertown, passed away on Friday, March 28, 2008, at his home.

Private family visitation has been held at Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Memorials to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Randal was born on Jan. 4, 1952, in Milwaukee, son of Eugene and Joyce (Montabon) Gray. He married the former Moriah Alexander. He had been a heating and cooling technician for Sears.

Survivors include his wife Moriah; his children, Jennifer (Braden) Zerjav of Watertown and Jeffrey (Kiara) Gray of Ixonia; his stepchildren, Jeremy (Tanya) Alexander, Michael Alexander and Daniel (Kristina) Alexander; his grandchildren, Rochelle and Samantha Gray and Allison and Nicholas Zerjav; six stepgrandchildren; his brothers, John Gray of Wauwatosa and Steve (Caron) Gray of Brookfield; two nieces, Danielle Reiner and Amy Gray; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home and Cremation Service 500 Welsh Road Watertown

Ned B. Thompson

IRON RIDGE - Ned B. Thompson, 52, of W4269 Maple Drive, Iron Ridge, died on Saturday, March 29, 2008, at his home.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Michael's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hustisford with the Rev. Peter Fridley officiating. Burial will be in Hustisford City Cemetery.

Visitation is on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville and at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Ned was born May 12, 1955, in Hartford, son of Arthur Sr. and Harriet (Kempfer) Thompson. He married April J. Miller on May 28, 1977, in Mayville.

Ned was a 1974 graduate of Lomira High School and had been a financial adviser for Modern Woodmen of America for 28 years in Horicon. He received the designation of FICF and LUTCF.

Ned was a member of St. Michael's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hustisford. He was a member of the National Association of Fraternal Insurance Counselors, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, Million Dollar Round Table for 11 years, and on the 2001 District Representative Advisory Panel. He qualified for the Modern Woodman Century Club two years, President's Club 14 years, President's Cabinet eight years and National Agency Sales Conference 24 years.

Surviving are his wife, April; his parents, Arthur Sr. and Harriet Thompson of Theresa; his children, Westly R. (Lacey) Thompson of Horicon, Lindsey J. Thompson of Ripon and Brittany S. Thompson of Green Bay; two grandchildren, Mackenzie Rose Thompson and Dakota Ryan Thompson; his sisters and brothers, Roseanne (Kenneth Sr.) Kirchner of Mt. Calvary, Arthur (Donna) Thompson Jr. of Oakwood, Ga., Christine (Bud) Zimmel of Marshfield, Timothy Thompson of Pueblo, Colo., Katheryn (Thomas) Junger of Cudahy and Gerald (Jenny) Thompson of Iron Ridge; three brothers-in-law, Steven Miller of Chicago, Ill., Terry (Diane) Miller of Horicon and Jeffrey Miller of Iron Ridge; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Koepsell Funeral Home Inc. 301 N. Walnut St. Mayville

Alma E. Schliewe

JUNEAU - Alma E. Schliewe, 93, of Juneau, formerly of Lebanon, was called to her eternal home Sunday, March 30, 2008, at Clearview Nursing Home in Juneau.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 1:30 p.m. at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Lebanon with the Rev. Daniel Torkelson of Zion Lutheran Church in Clyman officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call to pay their respects at the Hafemeister Funeral Home on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service.

Memorials are suggested to St. Peter's Lutheran Church or the charity of one's choice.

Alma was born on Aug. 16, 1914, in Swift County, Minn., daughter of Fred and Emma (Rohloff) Giese. She married Edwin T. Schliewe on Aug. 31, 1940, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Lebanon.

Alma was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Lebanon and the former Dodge County Retarded Children's Association.

Survivors include a daughter, Marcia Schliewe of Juneau; two sons, Wayne (Sally) Schliewe of Watertown and the Rev. Richard (Carol) Schliewe of Campbellsport; seven grandchildren, Wendy (Michael) Newton, Katy (Tim) Elertson, Jeffrey Schliewe, Lynette Schliewe, Michael (Jenni) Schliewe, Rachel Schliewe and Andrew Schliewe; eight great-grandchildren, Brianna Newton, Clara Newton, Faith Elertson, Morgan Elertson, Clayton Elertson, Allison Schliewe, Courtney Schliewe and Caden Schliewe; a sister, Laura Gariepy of Germantown; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Alma was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edwin in November 1991; a son, Floyd in October 1970; and four sisters, Erna Seefeld, Edna LaGrange, Martha Riepple and Wilma Braasch.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

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