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Posted: Monday, February 28, 2011 12:00 am

December 31, 2010

Janice M. Schultz

Janice M. Schultz, 67, of Watertown, passed away at her home on Thursday morning, Dec. 30, 2010, surrounded by her loving family.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. John Boehringer officiating.

Relatives and friends may call to pay their respects at the church on Sunday from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service.

Memorials are suggested to the Marsh Heaven Nature Center or to the church.

The Hafemeister Funeral Home is serving the family.

Janice May Stueber was born in Watertown on Feb. 15, 1943, daughter of Harley Otto and Gertrude (Vick) Stueber. She married Alan Schultz on Sept. 15, 1962, at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Janice attended St. John's Lutheran Grade School and was a 1961 graduate of Watertown High School. She was a lifetime member of St. John's Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday school. Janice was an accomplished artist, specializing in wildlife art. She was also involved with wildlife rehabilitation.

Survivors include her husband, Alan of Watertown; her mother, Gertrude Stueber of Watertown; her five children, Jeff (Lisa) Schultz of Stevens Point, Julie De La Terre of West Lima, Andy Schultz of Waunakee, Alex (Laurel) Schultz of Appleton and Amanda Fanning of Spring Green; 10 grandchildren, Tegan, Tyken, Tristan and Ingrid Wendland, Melainie and Issac Fanning, Zaxyz and Kryza Kimmel, Ayden and Hadley Schultz; her brothers and sisters, Richard (Ruth) Stueber of Mountain, Diane (Roy) Lovaas of Isle, Minn., Sharon Stueber of Watertown and Gilbert (Shelly) Stueber of Fort Wayne, Ind., along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Janice was preceded in death by her father, Harley Stueber; a son, Adam; and her brothers, John, Roger and Mark Stueber.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Marian L. Thomsen

Marian L. Thomsen, 78, of Watertown, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at Marquardt Memorial Manor in Watertown.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. Michael Jensen officiating. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery in Watertown.

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

Memorials may be directed to St. Mark's Lutheran School.

The former Marian L. Tesch was born in Watertown on Aug. 26, 1932, daughter of Max and Edna (Zickert) Tesch. On Aug. 11, 1956, she married Duane J. Thomsen at St. John's Lutheran Church in Jefferson.

Marian attended Normal School in Mayville and taught in the Watertown area for several years. She was a member of St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, its Bible study class and ladies aid. She was also a member of Lakeside Ladies Guild, Farm Bureau and volunteered at Twice-As-Nice in Jefferson. Marian loved spending time with family and friends and enjoyed traveling, playing cards and dominos.

Survivors include her six children, Duane “D.J.” (Sharon) Thomsen of Watertown, Christine (Jody) Goede of Merton, Brenda (Gerald “Rob”) Roberts of West St. Paul, Minn., Andrew (Erin) Thomsen of Horicon, Aaron (Pamela) Thomsen of Lake Geneva and Diane (Sabin) Scherzberg of Brookfield; 16 grandchildren, Duane (Erika) Thomsen III, Adam (Stephanie) Goede, Brandon Thomsen, Megan (Kyle) Bode, Steven (Jessica) Thomsen, Justin (Kathryn) Goede, Charlene Schnobrich, Emily (Adam) Knoelke, Hans Schnobrich, Ashley (Ryan) Neuman, Karl Schnobrich, Joshua Thomsen, Jordan Thomsen, Ethan Scherzberg, Caleb Scherzberg and Elizabeth Scherzberg; stepgrandchildren, Alicia Lawson, Nathan Shugart and Erin Shugart; nine great-grandchildren, Mackenzie, Jacob and Alex Thomsen, Samuel, Joel and Alexis Goede, Nicholas and William Bode and Henrik Goede; one sister, Dorothy Schmied of Watertown; as well as other relatives and friends.

Marian was also preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Duane on Jan. 26; a grandson, Wayne Schnobrich; a great-granddaughter, Jasmine Thomsen; and two sisters, Nancy Millette and Francis Tesch.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Bruce W. Freeberg

JEFFERSON - Bruce W. Freeberg, 69, of Jefferson, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at Alden Estates of Countryside.

He was born on July 29, 1941, in Kenosha, son of the late Arthur and Edythe (Hartman) Freeberg. Bruce served in the United States Air Force from 1962-1966. He married Constance “Connie” Eisele on June 26, 1977, in Jefferson.

Bruce graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1967, and then received his legal education and J.D. from the Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Va., in 1970. He was admitted to the Wisconsin State Bar in 1970. He worked with the McKenna Law Firm in Jefferson from 1970-1971 and then the Freeberg and Sperry Law Firm from 1971-1973. He began his own law firm in 1973 and continued to practice until 2010.

Bruce was also very active in the Jefferson and surrounding communities, serving as the city of Jefferson attorney from 1976-1985; court commissioner for Jefferson County 1977-2009; serving as a multi-jurisdictional judge for the village of Johnson Creek, town of Aztalan and city of Jefferson from 1995-2009; assistant corporation counsel for Jefferson County 1991-2004; legal counsel for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Student Government 1976-1990.

Bruce was a member of Immanuel United Methodist Church in Jefferson. He was also active in many community organizations including Jefferson Housing Authority serving as commissioner until 2009; Jefferson Rotary Club 1978-1999, also serving as president 1978-1979 and a Paul Harris Fellow in June 1998; the Jefferson Water & Light commission 1976-1985; 9th District Congressional Appointments Commission 1975-1978; alderman for the city of Jefferson 1973-1975; Civil Service Commission for Jefferson County 1979-1981.

He will be deeply missed by his wife, Connie of Jefferson; his children, Danielle (Scott) Fossum of Deerfield and Thomas Freeberg of Prescott Valley, Ariz.; his grandchildren, Sophie and Story Fossum; brothers, Jack Freeberg of Needham Heights, Mass., and David (Susan) Freeberg of Knoxville, Tenn.; mother-in-law; Betty Eisele of Jefferson; a sister-in-law, Patricia (David) Hachtel of Fort Atkinson; a brother-in-law, Richard (Pam) Eisele of Spring Grove, Ill.; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Memorial services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Immanuel United Methodist Church in Jefferson with the Rev. Nancy Carmichael-Stoner officiating.

A gathering time for friends will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

Memorials may be given in Bruce's name to the Jefferson Community Foundation, P.O. Box 81, Jefferson 53549; Jefferson Rainbow Hospice; or Immanuel United Methodist Church in Jefferson.

Condolences and memorials can also be made online at www.schneidermichaelisfuneralhome.com.

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

December 30, 2010

Marcella Koenigs

HELENVILLE - Marcella “Sue” Koenigs, 64, of Helenville, passed away Tuesday morning, Dec. 28, 2010, at her home.

Sue was born in St. Louis, Mo., on June 7, 1946. She had been employed at Hilltop Hotel in Jefferson in the housekeeping department for many years. Sue loved spending time with her children and enjoyed the lottery and casinos.

Survivors include her four children, Raymond Witte II of Watertown, Murray Witte of Charlotte, N.C., Brandy (Tina) Johnson of Helenville and Suzanna (Jeremy) Dean of Fort Atkinson; three grandchildren, Kyler Dean, Kendra Dean and Pyper Johnson; her best friend, Ruth Daily; along with other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown with the Rev. Terry Larson of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the Fort Atkinson Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call to pay their respects at the funeral home on Sunday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.

Memorials to the family would be appreciated.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

December 29, 2010

Clint J. Tourbier

Clint J. Tourbier, 30, of Watertown, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, in Jefferson.

A funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. James Werner officiating. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Monday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.

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

The Hafemeister Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Clint James Tourbier was born on April 28, 1980, in Waukesha, son of Edmundo and Krisie (Tourbier) Martinez.

He attended St. Mark's Lutheran Grade School in Watertown and was a 1999 graduate of Watertown Senior High School. Clint had been employed at Wisconsin Investcast in Watertown. He loved spending time with his children and singing at River Valley Alliance Church in Watertown. He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Watertown.

Clint is survived by his parents, Edmundo and Krisie Martinez of Watertown; two children, Anthony and Maximus Tourbier; his maternal grandmother, Lorraine (Jake) Burbach of Watertown; two sisters, Tanya (Victor) Heard of Jefferson and Tasha Martinez of Watertown; two nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Clint was preceded in death by a half-brother, Anthony Martinez; paternal grandparents, Edmundo Sr. and Marie Martinez; and his maternal grandfather, Milton Tourbier.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

John V. Bula

COLOMA - John Victor Bula, age 42, of Coloma, died Friday, Dec. 24, 2010, at his home.

John found peace on Christmas Eve after a courageous journey through Graves disease and depression. His gifts of love, laughter, a thirst for knowledge, and his ability to see beyond a present situation to find a better way, transformed many lives.

He was devoted to his family, had a passion for nature and fishing, loved music and reading, was an avid Packer fan, and gave 13 years of service to his country with the U.S. Army (including Desert Storm-Second Armored Division-as a tank mechanic).

John grew up in Wisconsin, sharing time with the Bula family in Antigo and Adams-Friendship and the Whitnall family in Beaver Dam, Door County and Waunakee. For many years he worked for the Bula-Garringer Farms in potato production (irrigation systems, general farm work, and long distance truck driving) and cattle management. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, majoring in fisheries and water resources.

John's presence on this planet created a better world for everyone.

John was preceded in death by his grandparents, Stanley and Edna Bula; grandparents, Robert and Jeanne Whitnall; and uncle, Jim Bula.

Survivors include his father, Victor Bula of Wautoma; his mother, Barbara (Whitnall) Lennox of Eatontown, N.J.; two sisters, Susan (Tim) Gundeck of Deforest and Christina (Nick) Hershman of Sweetwater, Tenn.; a niece, Nina Gundeck of Deforest; two nephews, Christopher Gundeck of Deforest and Cooper Hershman of Sweetwater; three uncles, Mark (Patti) Bula of Coloma, Eugene (Sandy) Bula of Plainfield and William (Barbara) Whitnall of Racine; other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held today from 4 to 7 p.m. at Roseberry's Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 5 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Friendship with Father James P. McNamee officiating. Military honors will be presented by the Adams County Honor Guard. Friends may also call at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Beaver Dam.

Roseberry's Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit www.roseberrys.com for online condolences and further information.

Roseberry's Funeral Home 512 Main St. Friendship

Roy W. Butzine

JOHNSON CREEK - Roy W. Butzine, 60, of Johnson Creek, formerly of Lake Mills, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at home.

He was born on Oct. 29, 1949, in Watertown, son of the late Ervin and Mildred (Heller) Butzine.

He had been employed for 15 years at the former APV Crepaco in Lake Mills and later at Melster's in Cambridge.

Survivors include his siblings, Richard (Mary) of Jefferson and Raymond (Lavern), both of Johnson Creek, Russell of Lake Mills, Timothy of Johnson Creek, Jean (Robert) Osborne of Edgerton and Joy (Brian) Briggs of Monticello; two nieces, Brenda Jacob of Watertown and Carrie Jacob of Fort Atkinson; other relatives and friends.

Memorial services will be held on Monday at 2 p.m. at the Lake Mills Moravian Church with the Rev. Bruce Nelson officiating. Burial will be in the Rock Lake Cemetery.

Friends may call after 1 p.m. on Monday at the church until the time of service.

The Claussen Funeral Home is assisting the family, www.claussenfuneralhome.com.

Claussen Funeral Home 416 W. Lake St. Lake Mills

James G. Schlueter

JOHNSON CREEK - James G. Schlueter, 72, of Johnson Creek, passed away Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at Bethesda Lutheran Group Home in Johnson Creek where he resided.

James Gustav was born in Watertown on Oct. 7, 1938, son of Gustav F. and Vivian (Williams) Schlueter. He was a resident of Countryside Home in Jefferson and currently at Bethesda Group Home in Johnson Creek. He had been employed at Opportunities Inc.

James took part in Special Olympics Bowling and enjoyed movies and videos.

He is survived by his mother, Vivian Schlueter of Neenah; four sisters, Nancy (Ray) Furman of Watertown, Barbara (Wesley) Schwartz of Oshkosh, Betty Schlueter of Lake Tapps, Wash., and Donna (Kenneth) Grugel of Waterloo; a brother, Michael Schlueter of Moses Lake, Wash.; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceding James in death were his father and his twin brother, John.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Constance Hansen

OKAUCHEE - Constance “Koni” Hansen, 58, of Okauchee, passed away Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at AngelsGrace Hospice.

Koni was born Feb. 25,1952, in Milwaukee, daughter of Palmer Gauerke and Luella Born. She married Dale Hansen on July 15, 2006, in Helenville.

Koni was a medical health manager for Medical Health Services. She enjoyed being on a motorcycle, loved to read, being outdoors doing gardening, being on the lake boating or jet skiing and was a great cook. She loved being with her grandchildren.

Koni is survived by her husband, Dale, and her children, Kenneth (fiancee Tara) Sowinski of Fort Atkinson, Amber Felden of South Carolina, Jennifer (Jeremiah) Yanke of Jefferson and stepdaughter Jodi of Okauchee. She is also survived by four grandchildren and two stepgrandchildren.

Friends may visit Thursday from 5 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 8 p.m. all at the Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral Home.

Memorials to AngelsGrace Hospice or the Delafield American Legion Post No. 196 would be appreciated.

Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services 121 S. Cross St. Oconomowoc

Marvin R. Miller

NEOSHO - Marvin R. Miller, 83, of Neosho, passed away Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at Clearview Nursing Home in Juneau surrounded by his family.

Marvin was born May 12, 1927, in Hartford, daughter of Walter and Elsie (Frank) Miller. He was united in marriage to Audrey Schneider on Sept. 25, 1954, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Neosho.

Marvin loved to socialize and will be fondly remembered for volunteering his time to the people in need in the Neosho area. He loved fishing, deer hunting, and baby-sitting for his grandchildren. He worked at the Slinger Foundry and served as their union president. He was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Marvin is survived by his wife, Audrey; his son, Jerry (Jean) Miller of Neosho and his daughter, Susan (Mark) Keeling of Ixonia; five grandchildren, Justin (Amanda), Kayla, Kelsey, Brenda (Chris) and Joseph; three great-grandchildren, Mckayla, Paige and Julia; his brother, Merlin (Joanne) Miller of Juneau; his sister, Bernice (Verland) Roll of Hartford; his sister-in-law, Pat (Jerry) Schwier. He is further survived by nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Marvin is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Vernon and Donald Miller.

Funeral services for Marvin will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 132 E. School St., Neosho, with the Rev. Joshua Kesting officiating. The family will greet family and friends on Thursday from 3 p.m. until the time of service.

Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Neosho on Friday.

Memorials to St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church are appreciated.

The Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family, 262-673-9500, www.shimonfuneralhome.com.

Shimon Funeral Home 824 Union St. Hartford

December 28, 2010

Wilbert Pipkorn

Wilbert Pipkorn, father of Linda Nottling of Watertown, went to his eternal rest on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010.

Funeral services will be held at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1052 White Rock Ave., Waukesha, at 10 a.m. Friday. Viewing begins at 9:30 a.m.

Viewing will be held on Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Harder Funeral Home in Brookfield.

John H. Short

GILLS ROCK - John H. Short of Gills Rock, Door County, joined the Angel Band on the morning of Christmas Day, Friday, Dec. 25, 2010.

He was born in Sheboygan on May 20, 1945, the eldest of John and Anne Short's five children and the first grandson of his paternal and maternal grandparents.

John was a graduate of Edgewood High School, class of 1963. He was a National Merit Scholar and participated in many extracurricular activities. He had several leading roles in school plays, received a trophy as the MVP on the track team and played tackle on the football team. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madi-son in 1967 and the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1970.

He spent the next 40 years practicing law in Fort Atkinson and joined the firm of Vance, Wilcox and Short in 1979. He was on the faculty of the Wisconsin Judicial College, which he considered a great honor. He retired on Aug. 31, 2010, and was living in Door County at the time of his death.

John loved life. He was an active volunteer in his community. He loved sailing on Lake Michigan and the Bay of Green Bay. He was an expert skier, founding member of the Old Fort Atkinson Racing Team and participated in 10 Birkebeiners. A talented musician, he performed with a popular bluegrass combo. His family will fondly remember the gourmet meals he cooked for birthdays and holidays.

He is survived by his wife, Tracey; a daughter, Julie Short of Fort Atkinson; a son, John William Short; stepdaughters, Tamara and Nadyne Belstsner of Madison; granddaughters, Annika and Jenka; mother, Anne Short of Madison; sisters, Anne (Rene') Berblinger of Portland, Ore., and Elizabeth (Stephen) Sanders of Portland, Maine; brothers, Michael (Monica) Short of Albany, N.Y., and Patrick (Ruth) Short of Portland, Ore.; nieces and nephews, Laurel, Tobias, John Nicholas, David, Daniel, Cowan and Fiona; grandnieces and grandnephews: Risa, Zak, Sammy and John Jackson.

His father, John Edward Short, preceded him in death.

Memorial services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 314 Barrie St., Fort Atkinson, with Pastor Bryan Engfer presiding, at noon on Friday. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Because of the holidays there will be no lunch after the service. A celebration of John's life will be scheduled at a later date.

Schneider-Michaelis Funeral Home, Jefferson, is assisting the family. Those who wish to make a donation in John's honor are encouraged to consider Altrusa International Foundation Inc. of Green Bay, P.O. Box 5521, De Pere 54115, or Rainbow Hospice Inc. of Jefferson County.

Online condolences may be made at www.schneidermichaelisfuneralhome.com.

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

Lila J. Schellin

IXONIA - Lila J. Schellin, 81, of Ixonia, passed away Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, at Alden Estates of Countryside in Jefferson.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m. at Dr. Martin Luther Church in Oconomowoc with the Rev. Roger Black officiating. Burial will be in LaBelle Cemetery in Oconomowoc.

Relatives and friends may call at the church on Thursday from 11 a.m. until the time of the services.

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

The former Lila Radloff was born on March 27, 1929, in Ashippun, daughter of Oscar and Erna (Olson) Radloff. On April 15, 1951, she married Donald Schellin at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown. Lila and her husband farmed in Ixonia and she was employed at Plasticon in Oconomowoc until her retirement. She was a member of the Ixonia Homemakers and the Ixonia Fireman's Hall Auxiliary. Lila was also a member of Dr. Martin Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc, where she worked in the nursery until December 2006, when she retired due to health reasons.

Lila loved gardening, baking, polka music and playing Radio Bingo. She enjoyed attending the Fourth of July parade in Watertown and the Ixonia Town & Country parades. Lila loved family get-togethers.

Survivors include her husband, Don of Ixonia; a daughter, Donna (Edward) Winkelman of Watertown; a son, Keith (Brenda) Schellin of Ixonia; her grandchildren, Karl (Amy) Winkelman, Philip Winkelman, Tammy Winkelman, Donald Winkelman and William Winkelman; a stepgranddaughter, Katie (Vince) Wolgram; great-grandchildren, Brandi, Mike, Tyler, Elizabeth and Trevor Winkelman; two stepgreat-grandsons, Logan and Noah Wolgram; her sisters, Elaine Gaurke of Oconomowoc, Ruth Ebert of Watertown and Doris Dobrick of Watertown; a brother-in-law, Dennis (Charlene) Schellin of Ixonia; sisters-in-law, Joyce (Stanley) Christopherson of Hartford and Judy (Albert) Krueger of Watertown; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Lila was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Eleanor (Werner) Pike; a grandson, Edward Winkelman Jr.; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Ray Ebert, Clarence Dobrick, Herman Huebel, Kermit Gaurke, Elenor and Edwin Wendorf, William and Marcella Schellin, Emily and Lenard Damrow and Joan Buske.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Clifford J. Groth II

Clifford J. Groth II, 42, of Watertown, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010, at home with his family at his side.

He was born May 26, 1968, in Watertown, son of Clifford Sr. and Patricia (Young) Groth. Clifford graduated from St. Mark's Elementary School and Watertown High School, class of 1987. He was a self-employed master electrician and a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Watertown.

He is survived by his parents; two children, Nathan and Courtney Groth, both of Water-town; four sisters, Danielle AbuNuwar of Pittsburgh, Pa., Michele Hainstock of Watertown, Helen (Donald) Calaiaro of Pittsburgh and Charlotte Groth of Watertown; a brother, Jean-Paul (Terri) Machovich of Pittsburgh; a number of nieces and nephews; a godson, Dawson Bast; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Dan and Helen Young, and his paternal grandparents, Roland and Emma Groth.

A private family memorial service will be held at St. Mark's Lutheran Church with the Rev. James E. Werner officiating. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorials to St. Mark's Lutheran Church or School would be appreciated.

The family wishes to thank Marquardt Hospice for the loving care given to Clifford.

The Pederson Funeral Home Watertown is caring for the family. Online condolences may be made at www.pedersonfuneralhomes.com.

Pederson Funeral Home 213 S. Fifth St. Watertown

December 27, 2010

Vernon S. Weihert

WATERLOO - Vernon S. Weihert, 81, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010, at home following a brief illness.

He was born July 4, 1929, in the town of York, Dane County, the son of William and Lena (Heiman) Weihert.

Vernon was a graduate of Waterloo High School. He married Janice Johnson Sept. 11, 1954, in Marshall. He served in the United States Army from 1954 to 1956. He was a lifelong dairy farmer in the town of Portland, Dodge County. He was a member of the Marshall United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Janice; four sons, Timothy (Debra), Terry (Karen), Thad (Michelle) and Troy (Gretchen) Weihert, all of Waterloo; six grandchildren, Amanda, Clayton (Elise), Keri, Kimberly, Rachel and Matthew Weihert; one great-grandson, Evan. He is further survived by one brother, James (Audrey) Weihert of Waterloo; three sisters, Adeline Pies of Richfield, Marie Kitelinger of Waterloo and Diana Minnameier of Reeseville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Merle and Kenneth Weihert; and four sisters, Evelyn Kitelinger, Jeanette Lange, Inez Kerr and Delores Krause.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Marshall United Methodist Church with the Rev. Marianne Cotter officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday after 11 a.m. until the service at the church. Burial will follow at the Washington Cemetery in the town of Portland.

Memorials to Marshall United Methodist Church, Hospice Care Inc. Madison or the American Cancer Society.

Pederson Funeral Home Waterloo is caring for the family. Online condolences may be made at www.pedersonfuneralhomes.com.

Pederson Funeral Home 143 S. Washington St. Waterloo

Peggy LaHue-Alexander

Peggy Sue LaHue-Alexander, 48, of Watertown, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison following an apparent heart attack.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown with Rev. Ron Kral of Christ United Methodist Church in Watertown officiating. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 3 p.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

The former Peggy Sue LaHue was born on April 6, 1962, in New London, Conn., daughter of Bill and Joyce (Foote) LaHue. She was a 1980 graduate of Montville High School. On Feb. 27, 1999, she married Brian Alexander at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Rome.

Peggy Sue was a social worker for Jefferson County Human Services for the past 20+ years. She and her husband owned and operated Water Walls & Water Falls in Watertown.

Peggy Sue enjoyed gardening, her horses and her pets. She loved people and assisting to their needs. She will by sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Peggy Sue is survived by her husband, Brian of Watertown; her mother, Joyce of Uncasville, Conn.; three sons, Kyle Lehr of Kimberly, Kenneth (Courtny) Lehr of Anchorage, Alaska, and Kody Lehr of Plymouth; a brother, Sonny LaHue of Wallingford, Conn.; a sister, Sally LaHue of East Line, Conn.; two grandsons, Kason and Carter of Kimberly; her mother-in-law, Jan Alexander of Fond du Lac; her father-in-law, Robert (Sandi) Alexander of Sullivan; other relatives and friends.

Peggy Sue was preceded in death by her father, Bill LaHue.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Edward A. Mueller

Edward “Ed” A. Mueller, 57, of Watertown, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at his home.

Ed was born on March 9, 1953, the son of the late Arnold J. Mueller and Margie (Petersen) Mueller Eickelberg. He became a child of God at St. John's Lutheran Church in Sleepy Eye, Minn., and was confirmed in Watertown at St. John's Lutheran Church. Ed graduated from Watertown High School in 1972. He had been employed at Aunt Nellie's in Clyman, Bratco in Watertown and presently at Glenn's Market.

Ed enjoyed sports, including the Brewers, Bucks and Packers. He collected model cars, especially Chevys. He enjoyed keeping in contact with family and friends. He is a former member of the Lucky Clover 4-H Club. Ed was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church.

Ed was beloved by his family and friends, they will dearly miss him.

He is survived by his mother, Margie Eickelberg of Watertown; his three sisters, Dianne (Wayne) Vogt of Pueblo, Colo., Dawn Ehlers of Manassas, Va., and Debra (John) Richter of Watertown; two brothers, Randal J. (Beth) and Richard (Karen) Mueller, both of Watertown. He is also survived by 19 cousins, seven nieces and seven nephews.

Ed was preceded in death by his father; maternal grandmother, Lucy Peterson of Springfield, Minn.; and paternal grandmother, Augusta Mueller of Springfield.

Funeral services will be on Thursday at 7 p.m. at St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church with Pastor James Werner officiating. Family and friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church.

Memorials to St. Mark's Lutheran Church would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be left at watertownwifuneralhome.com.

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

Curtis F. Piper

LAKE MILLS - Curtis Fredrich Piper, 65, of Lake Mills, passed away on Friday, Dec. 24, 2010, in his home surrounded by family. He bravely battled cancer for nine years.

Curt was born Jan. 18, 1945, in Watertown. He was the son of George and May Fredrich Piper. After graduation from Watertown High School in 1963, he attended the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and earned a bachelor of science degree in business in 1967. He served his country in the Wisconsin Army National Guard. More recently he earned his license as a certified residential appraiser.

On Jan. 31, 1987, at Ebenezer Moravian Church, Curt married Karen (Zimmer-man) Odegaard. She preceded him in death on Oct. 26, 2010.

Curt is survived by his children, Kelly Piper of Madison, Krista (Greg) Kienitz of Oregon, Kari (Josh) Cataldo of Verona and Christoffer (Andrea) Piper of Almond; and a sister, Gayle (Raymond) Krek of Jefferson. Curt was loved dearly by his seven grandchildren, Ryan, Angel, Grace, Alex, Noah, Kurtis and Brennan.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and stepmother, Ethel Owen Piper.

After college, Curt sold Chrysler Outboard Motors in Iowa and California. He returned to Wisconsin in 1976 where he proudly operated his father's dairy farm south of Watertown. Always an entrepreneur, he built two businesses: Piper Cattle Sales, brokering registered Holsteins, and Piper Real Estate Appraisals. Curt was an active member of the Wisconsin Registered Holstein Association for 43 years. Curt and Karen lived in Lake Mills for the past 13 years.

Curt was an active member of Ebenezer Moravian Church where he served on the board of elders, board of trustees, chairman of the cemetery committee and the church summer festival committee. Curt and Karen treasured time together by traveling, snowmobiling and boating with the Watertown Outboarders. They enjoyed playing sheepshead with his card club friends of more than 35 years.

Curt was a devoted father and grandfather, friend and role model. He was a man of great kindness, lifelong spirituality and a peacemaker in times of conflict. He always had an Ole and Lena joke ready to deliver. He loved Jesus Christ, family, boating, water-skiing and ballroom dancing.

The family would like to thank the UW Hospital Palliative Care Staff and Rainbow Hospice for their loving care.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Pederson Funeral Home in Watertown. A celebration of Curt's life will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Ebenezer Moravian Church with visitation beginning at 10 a.m.

Memorials may be given to the Ebenezer Moravian Church.

Online condolences may be made at www.pedersonfuneralhomes.com.

Pederson Funeral Home 213 S. Fifth St. Watertown

Leroy G. Schoenherr

Leroy G. Schoenherr, 73, of Watertown, entered eternal life after years of struggling with progressive supranuclear palsy on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. Michael Jensen officiating. Burial, with military graveside rites, will be at Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia.

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Hafe-meister Funeral Home in Watertown and at the church on Wednesday from noon until the time of the service.

Memorials may be directed to the church, Marquardt Memorial Manor or the charity of one's choice.

Leroy George was born in the town of Emmet on Jan. 31, 1937, son of Oliver and Nora (Hoppe) Schoenherr. He was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Watertown and confirmed at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Sugar Island. Leroy was a 1954 graduate of Watertown High School and served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957. He married the former Shirley Somodi on May 20, 1961, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Muskego. He had been a dairy farmer all of his life until his retirement. In his spare time, Leroy enjoyed playing sheepshead, polka dancing and spending time with his family and friends.

He was a member of St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown and Watertown Turners.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Schoenherr of Watertown; three children, Robert Schoenherr, Connie (Aaron) Pugh and Susan (Matt) Schliewe, all of Watertown; six grandchildren, Sgt. Jon Schoenherr, Tyler Abitz, Jamie Abitz, Mitchell Schliewe, Hunter Schliewe and Desirae Pugh; a sister, Mildred (Ronald) Bohn of Watertown; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Leroy was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Lois (Roland) Christian.

The family would like to thank all of the staff at Marquardt Memorial Manor for the wonderful care Leroy received.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Rosa L. Zastrow

CONCORD - Rosa L. Zastrow, 40, of Concord, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. Brett Brauer and the Rev. Paul Kuckhahn officiating. Burial will be in Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia.

Relatives and friends may call to pay their respects at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown today from 4 to 8 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday from noon until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Children's Hospital-UW Madison Campus, Trinity Lutheran Church or Lake-side Lutheran High School in Lake Mills.

The Hafemeister Funeral Home is serving the family.

The former Rosa Lee Strege was born in Watertown on Dec. 1, 1970, daughter of Ronald Strege and Kathy Williams. On Aug. 30, 1997, she married David Zastrow at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ixonia.

Rosa attended Watertown Senior High School and MATC where she was enrolled in the medical terminology program. She had been employed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ixonia, Waupun Equipment Company and the Concord Community Center. She was an avid bowler and loved playing volleyball and softball.

Rosa is survived by her husband, David of Concord; three children, Amanda, Monique and Zachaery; a granddaughter, Jocelyn; her father, Ron (Cheryl) Strege of Watertown; her mother, Kathy Williams of Kaukauna; four sisters, Shawn (Steve) Buss of Kaukauna, Rhonda (Andy) Wilkes of Watertown, Julie (Jesse) Cowell of Waterloo and Cindy (Tracey) Taylor of Kansas City, Mo.; her brother, Brad Strege of Appleton; his grandfather, JE “Sonny” Williams III; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lloyd (Karen) Zastrow of Concord; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Daniel Guy Strege; her grandparents, Arnold “Pops” and Julia Strege, and grandmother, Norma Williams.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

December 24, 2010

Harris E. Moldenhauer

ASHIPPUN - Harris E. Moldenhauer, 84, of Ashippun, died at home on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, surrounded by his loving family.

A memorial service will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in Ashippun on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Thays officiating. Burial will be in Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery in Lebanon.

Friends and relatives may call to pay their respects at the church on Sunday, Jan. 9, from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Zion Lutheran Church, Ashippun Fire Department/EMS, Oconomowoc Regional Cancer Center, AngelsGrace Hospice or the charity of one's choice.

The Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown is serving the family.

Harris Edward Moldenhauer was born Jan. 4, 1926, in the town of Summit, son of Alexander and Dorathea (Pankow) Moldenhauer. He was a resident of Lebanon and the Ashippun areas his entire life. He married the former Mildred Grosenick on Sept. 25, 1955, at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Lebanon.

Harris attended Sugar Island School and was a farmer before his marriage. He worked at Production Enterprise for 36 1/2 years as a welder and as shop foreman for the last 16 1/2 years, retiring in 1992. After retirement, he worked part time at Dottie's Bakery as a pot washer for 10 years.

Harris enjoyed his family and friends, work, fishing, dancing, various sheepshead card clubs, bowling, golf, dartball, vegetable gardening and traveling the country and abroad. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and the church council, serving seven years as president; a member of Rock River Hills Golf Club since 1986; a former member of the Ashippun Sportsmen's Club; and a member of the Ashippun Fire Department since 1957. Harris was voted Ashippun Firefighter of the Year in 2002 and was a member of the Wisconsin State Firefighter's Association.

He is survived by his wife, Millie Moldenhauer of Ashippun; three children, Lucinda (Steve) Wagner of Ashippun, Judy (Mark) Zastrow of Watertown and Gene (Gelinda) Moldenhauer of Oconomowoc. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Allison and Alex Wagner and Cody and Kathryn Moldenhauer; a sister and-brother-in-law, Harold and Irene Wittnebel; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Harris was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Lois Pieper; a brother-in-law, Gerhard Pieper; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Herbert and Ruth Grosenick.

The family would like to thank Dr. Richard Hansen and his staff at the Oconomowoc Regional Cancer Center; Dr. J. Patrick Walsh; the volunteers from AngelsGrace Hospice; his nurse, Bonnie and colleagues; his niece, Karen Sjoberg; and many family and friends for their care, time and visits.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Rudolph Lange Jr.

FORT ATKINSON - Rudolph “Rudy” I. Lange Jr., 73, of Fort Atkinson, passed away Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at Fort Memorial Hospital. Rudy had been a resident of Golden LivingCenter in Fort Atkinson for the last three years.

A private funeral service will be held at a later date with Father Brian Wilk officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Watertown.

Rudolph Irven Lange Jr. was born in Van Nuys, Calif., on July 16, 1937, son of Rudolph Lange Sr. On Sept. 21, 1963, he married the former Helen Kelm-Hernandez in Savanna, Ill.

Rudy had served in the United States Navy from 1958 to 1968 in Cuba.

He had been employed for 20 years at David Golpher Trucking Company of Watertown and at Aunt Nellie's in Clyman as an agricultural worker for 28 years. He was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church and enjoyed fishing, hunting, wrestling, stock car racing and the Green Bay Packers.

Rudy is survived by his wife, Helen Lange of Watertown; a son, Richard Hernandez of Watertown; a foster daughter, Mary (William) Huttner of Reeseville; as well as other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Rudolph Lange Sr.; an infant brother, David John Lange; his father-in-law, John Frances Kelm; his mother-in-law, Rachel Kelm; a sister-in-law, Betty Jean Kelm; and a brother-in-law, Richard Kelm.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Arline Helen Kuehn

HARTFORD - Arline Helen (Beck) Kuehn , 91, of Hartford, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, at Autumn Oaks in Slinger.

Arline was born Oct. 25, 1919, in the town of Theresa, daughter of George and Alvina (Pahl) Beck. She was united in marriage to Frederick R. Kuehn on June 21, 1947, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Theresa.

Arline was employed at the Theresa Canning Company, Canvas Products of Fond du Lac and for 20 years at Van Alstines and Halla's variety store in Hartford. She was an active member of Peace Lutheran Church Ladies Mission Society, serving as its president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. Arline also enjoyed volunteering as a “Pink Lady” at Hartford Memorial Hospital.

Arline is survived by her children, LaVonne (Kenneth B.) White of Cumberland, R.I., Lawrence (Suzanne M.) Kuehn of Watertown and John Kuehn (special friend Jean) of Mayville; her grandchildren, William (Theresa) White, Rebecca White, Ryan (Val) Kuehn, Megan Kuehn and Chimalis Kuehn; sisters, Lucille Benter and Elvira Giese; sisters-in-law, Alice Beck, Myra Beck and June Kuehn.

Arline was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frederick on July 7, 1999; two sisters; four brothers; and her grandson, Dyami Kuehn.

Funeral services for Arline will be held at noon on Monday at Peace Lutheran Church, 1001 Center St., Hartford, with the Rev. Aaron Steinbrenner officiating. The family will greet family and friends at church only on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Interment will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hartford.

Memorials to Peace Lutheran Church are appreciated.

The Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family, 262-673-9500, www.shimonfuneralhome.com.

Shimon Funeral Home 824 Union St. Hartford

Marjorie Lockett

RICHMOND, Va. - Marjorie Helen (Laehr) Lockett, 88, of Richmond, Va., and formerly of Mexico City, Mexico, for 46 years, who was born in Watertown, Wis., on Sept. 8, 1922, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Goode Lockett of Ettrick, Va.; her parents, Walter and Margaret Laehr of Watertown; and longtime companion, George P. Ravelo of Mexico City.

She is survived by her daughter, Laura Martha Lockett of Monterey, Calif.; a son, Gordon Shane Lockett of Richmond; a brother and sister-in-law, Walter and Marlys Laehr of Watertown; grandchildren, Christian S., David S. and Kimberly Lockett; nephews, Peter and Tim Laehr, and a niece, Vickie (Laehr) Wendt, all of Watertown.

Marjorie graduated from Watertown High in 1939 as the salutatorian and studied at Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wis. She was a recruiting officer lieutenant junior grade for the Coast Guard in World War II. When she enlisted her younger brother, Walter, the publicity photo was published in newspapers across the nation.

She and her husband, Ralph, opened the first travel agency in Petersburg, Va., in the 1950s, Lockett's Travel Service. After Ralph's death, she relocated to Mexico City, Mexico, and was a freelance travel writer and editor for “Fodor's Travel Guide” book to Mexico and had her articles published in various U.S. newspapers and magazines, including the Richmond Times Dispatch and Chicago Tribune.

Marjorie was a lifetime member and the first woman commander of the American Legion, Alan Seeger Post in Mexico City. She was a member of the Women's Memorial in Arlington, Va., and the American Benevolent Society in Mexico City.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Humane Society of the United States on her behalf.

There will be a private burial at sea provided by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Her obituary is registered at www.morrissett.com and was published in The Richmond Times Dispatch on Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010.

Marjorie was employed by John Clifford at one time and was in touch with them each time she came back to Watertown to visit.

Margot Wolff

JEFFERSON - Margot Margarete Martha Wolff, 89, of Jefferson, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at Fort Memorial Hospital following a stroke, with her family by her side.

She was born on April 2, 1921, in Stettin, Germany, daughter of the late Johannes and Margarete (Becker) Roepke, the oldest of four children in a household filled with love and singing.

After completing her education, she worked in a pharmaceutical factory until World War II forced her family to flee to the western part of Germany.

Margot's family re-settled in Delmenhorst, Germany, and lived there until she immigrated to the United States in June 1952.

She lived in the Lake Mills area with relatives and worked at Schweiger Industries in Jefferson until her marriage to Arnold W. Wolff on June 5, 1954. He died on May 9, 2009.

Margot's pride and joy were her eight children. She was a homemaker for many years and took great pride in her work. She was employed at Lakeland Farms and Creekwood Farms from her mid-50s until her late 60s.

When she was not taking care of her family, she loved to sing, sew, watch birds, go for walks and listen to and discuss politics.

Survivors include her children, Marlies Williams of Waunakee, Robert of Jefferson, Tom of Jefferson, Heidi (John) Harlander of St. Cloud, Minn., Pamela (Dan Ruenger) of Waterloo, Angela (Mike) Roth of Eau Claire, and Toni (Jeff Schollmeyer) of Lake Mills; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Ursula of Delmenhorst, Germany; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Also preceding in death was a brother, Warner; a sister, Inge; and a son, James.

Margot's family would like to thank the staff at Fort Memorial Hospital and Rainbow Hospice Care of Jefferson for their compassion and care through this difficult time.

Memorials may be directed to Rainbow Hospice Care Inc. of Jefferson.

A celebration of her life is planned for a later date.

The Claussen Funeral Home of Lake Mills is assisting the family, www.claussenfuneralhome.com.

Claussen Funeral Home 416 W. Lake St. Lake Mills

December 23, 2010

Doretta A. Romig

Doretta A. Romig, 89, of Watertown, passed away Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at her home at Riverwood Assisted Living in Watertown.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 1 p.m. at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown with the Rev. Victor Tegtmeier officiating. Burial will be in Wisconsin Memorial Park, Brookfield.

Relatives and friends may call to pay their respects at the funeral home on Monday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.

Memorials, in Doretta's name, may be given to Rainbow Hospice.

The former Doretta A. Oschmann was born in Watertown on Feb. 16, 1921, daughter of Ernst and Bertha (Schmidt) Oschmann.

She attended grade school in Ixonia and was a 1938 graduate of Watertown High School. In 1950, she married Albert Romig and resided in Sussex. Doretta had been employed at Briggs & Stratton, Harley Davidson, Allis Chalmers and for 29 years, worked at Cutler Hammer, retiring in 1976.

She kept active bowling on leagues in Sussex and Watertown and enjoyed going to the casino.

Doretta is survived by five sisters, Doris Domann and Genevieve Schanen, both of Beaver Dam, a twin sister, Loretta Eckert of Watertown and Anna Mae Baumann and P.J. Leverenz, both of Punta Gorda, Fla.; and a brother, Willard Oschmann of Ashippun. She is furthered survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Doretta was preceded in death by her parents, Ernst and Bertha Oschmann; her husband, Albert, in 1984; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Arthur and Zephra Romig; three sisters, Irene Strauss, Ardell Sellnow and Florence Butor; and three brothers, Martin Oschmann, Arnold Oschmann and Ernst Oschmann Jr.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Robert ‘Bob' Stevens

JANESVILLE - Robert “Bob” L. Stevens, 83, of Janesville, died on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, at Mercy Hospital.

He was born in Edmonton, Ky., on Aug. 30, 1927, son of Finis and Vela (Garmon) Stevens. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Transportation Unit, from 1945 to 1947, staging supplies for shipment overseas. Bob married Bernice E. Koepke in Watertown on Dec. 12, 1953.

Bob had been employed by General Motors for 39 years, retiring in 1988. He was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church and the UAW Local 95. He loved showing his classic cars at various car shows, spending vacations and time with his family, and coffee with his friends at McDonald's.

Bob is survived by his wife, Bernice Stevens; three children, Chris (fiancé, Roger Teubert) Heussner, Cindy Brotheridge and Greg Stevens, all of Janesville; four grandchildren, Jason Heussner, Josh (Rachel) Heussner, Kenny (fiancée, Liz Huddleston) Brotheridge and Rachel Brotheridge, all of Janesville; three great-grandchildren, Kiara, Paiten and Lorelei Heussner; a sister, Vada Kotik of Mesa, Ariz.; half siblings, Elizabeth Shirley, Martha Bragg, Rondyle and James Radford Stevens, all of Edmonton, and Marie Lytle, Mary Fancher, Jessie and Jimmie Stevens, all of Indiana; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three siblings, Vera Dubree, Themon and Raymon Stevens.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Monday at the Schneider Apfel Schneider & Schneider Funeral Home in Janesville with the Rev. Paul H. Garchow officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Monday from 10 a.m. to noon at the funeral home.

For online condolences and registry, visit www.schneiderfuneraldirectors.com.

A special thank you to Drs. Ramsey, Peterson, Rao and Laura Page, and the great staff at the D A Vita Janesville Dialysis.

Schneider Apfel Funeral Home 1800 E. Racine St. P.O. Box 71 Janesville

Gene E. Landers

WALES - Gene E. Landers of Wales found eternal peace on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at the age of 76 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Irvin and Margaret Landers; a daughter, Christine; a brother, Irvin; and a sister, Bonnie.

Gene was the loving husband for 53 years to Sandra (Kendhammer). He was the dearest father of John, Michael (Carol), Gerald (Susan), David (Katie) and Dawn Landers. He was also survived by grandchildren; a brother and sister, Alfred Landers and Marcella Pals; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held on Monday at Church and Chapel Funeral Home-Waukesha, four blocks south of I-94, at the corners of county highways J and JJ, from 5 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 7 p.m. Interment will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Southern Wisconsin Memorial Cemetery in Union Grove.

Gene was a member of the Wales Fire Department for 25 years and active in Scouting for 31 years.

Church and Chapel Rudolph Larsen Bros. 380 Bluemound Road Waukesha

December 22, 2010

Clarence Hellenbrand

WATERLOO/MARSHALL - Clarence Hellenbrand, 78, of Marshall, formerly of Waterloo, passed away on Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at home.

Clarence was born on Nov. 27, 1932, in Dane County, son of Anton and Margaret (Brabender) Hellenbrand. He served in the United States Navy on the USS Coral Sea. He married Marilyn Hummel on Jan. 4, 1958, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Columbus. Clarence was a self-employed farmer, painter and roofer. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Waterloo. He was a member of the Waterloo Knights of Colum-bus, past commander of the Waterloo Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, past 2nd District commander, former town of Portland board chairman and served on the Dodge County Zoning Committee for 15 years.

He loved playing cards, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Hellenbrand of Marshall; children, Steven (Sue) Hellenbrand of Barneveld, Lori (Mike) Kurutz of Mayville, Mike Hellenbrand of Jolon, Calif., and Kevin (Kathy) Hellenbrand of Madison; grandchildren, Joshua (Brittany) Kurutz, Eric Kurutz, Ashley Hellenbrand, Tyler Hellenbrand and Kody Hellenbrand; a brother, Ronald (Margie) Hellenbrand; sisters, Rose (Ken) Weisman and Mary (LeRoy) Maertz; sisters-in-law, Donna Hellenbrand and Beverly Hellenbrand; also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Joe, Ray and Herbie.

Memorials to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to HospiceCare, Inc. for their loving and compassionate care.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Waterloo with Father Michael Radowicz officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the church.

Pederson Funeral Home Waterloo is caring for the family. Online condolences may be made at www.pedersonfuneralhomes.com.

Pederson Funeral Home 143 S. Washington St. Waterloo

December 21, 2010

Isabel M. Krueger

CEDARBURG/CLYMAN - Isabel M. Krueger, 89, of Cedarburg, formerly of Clyman, passed away on Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at Lasata Care Center in Cedarburg.

Isabel M. Biwer was born on Aug. 24, 1921, in New Berlin, the daughter of Michael and Sophie (Metz) Biwer. On Sept. 22, 1945, she married Michael Krueger at St. James Catholic Church in Mukwonago. He preceded her in death on Oct. 15, 1996.

Isabel was a member of St. John The Baptist Catholic Church in Clyman, The Christian Mother's and a longtime volunteer at Beverly Terrace.

Survivors include her children, Patricia (John) Duffy of New York, Michael (Christine) Krueger of Madison and Gregory (Kathlyn) Krueger of Cedarburg; four grandchildren; a brother, Herbert Biwer of Waterloo; a sister, Rita Malnory of Eagle; also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was further preceded in death by her parents; three brothers Joe, Mike and John Biwer; and a sister, Leah Groh.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church in Clyman with Father Rick Wendell officiating. Burial will be in Holy Assumption Cemetery in Clyman. Family and friends may call on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home and Cremation Service and after 10 a.m. Thursday at the church.

Online condolences may be left at watertownwifuneralhome.com.

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

David F. Hockett

David F. Hockett, 33, of Watertown, passed away on Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at St. Luke's Hospital in Milwaukee.

A private family funeral will be held at a later date.

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

David Franklin Hockett was born on Dec. 28, 1976, in Madison, son of Paul T. and Alice (Pickerd) Hockett. He had been employed at the Watertown Municipal Airport in the airplane painting department. Dave enjoyed woodworking, electronics and camping.

Dave is survived by his mother, Alice of Watertown; three brothers, Paul (Stefanie) Hockett of Pittsfield, Mass., his twin brother, Daniel (Val) Hockett of Watertown and Randy Hockett of San Antonio, Texas; a sister, Rhonda (Mike) Walters of Lake Mills; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Dave was preceded in death by his father, Paul, and a sister, Kathy Hockett in infancy.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Bruce A. Tourbier

ROSENDALE - Aug. 23, 1955-Dec.17, 2010.

Bruce A. Tourbier, 55, of Rosendale, died suddenly on Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, in Columbus.

He was born Aug. 23, 1955, in Watertown, son of Martin and Marcella (Braatz) Tourbier. On Dec. 28, 1996, he married Amy L. Hoose at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elwood, Ind. He was a 1973 graduate of Watertown High School where he was on the wrestling team and captain of the football team. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and a master's degree in agronomy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1982. Bruce was known for his dynamic personality, quick wit and fierce competitiveness. In 1982, he began his career as an agronomist with Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. Over the years, he enjoyed working with growers from across the state. He was a Certified Crop Adviser, an affiliate director representing the seed industry for the Wisconsin Corn Growers Association, member of other various agri-business organizations, and member and past president of the Laconia Wrestling Club.

He loved tending to his apple orchard, sports of all kinds, especially football and wrestling, and all types of music. He had a passion for reading and for gaining knowledge.

Surviving are his wife, Amy of Rosendale; mother, Marcella of Beaver Dam; two sisters, Judy Saniter of Beaver Dam and Bonnie Cate of Marshall; one brother, Jim (Ann) Tourbier of Ixonia; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jim and Dee Hoose of Elwood; one brother-in-law, Matt (Mary Ann) Hoose of Elwood; one sister-in-law, Jill (Scott) Weddell of Tipton, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews. In addition, he is survived by the Laconia Wrestling Family and the Rosendale Adult Weightlifting Group.

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

Friends may call on Tuesday from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Laconia High School auditorium, 301 W. Division St., Rosendale.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Our Risen Savior Catholic Church, W8272 Forest Ave. Road, Woodhull, with the Rev. John Simon officiating. Per Bruce's wishes, cremation will follow the services.

Uecker-Witt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To send online condolences, please visit

www.ueckerwitt.com

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Bruce Tourbier Memorial Fund, which will be used to award college scholarships to members of the Laconia High School Wrestling Team.

Uecker-Witt Funeral Home 524 N. Park Ave. Fond du Lac

Arthur John Jenswold

Arthur John Jenswold, 78, of Watertown, passed away on Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc.

He was born in Baraboo on Oct. 21, 1932, the son of Arthur and Esther (Nelson) Jenswold. He became a child of God through baptism on Jan. 22, 1933, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Baraboo.

John attended St. John's Grade School and Baraboo High School. In 1954, he graduated from Dr. Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minn., with a degree in elementary education. His first teaching assignment was to St. Peter's Lutheran School in rural Manitowoc County at a one-room school house. From there, he went on to teach at Palos Heights Lutheran School in Palos Heights, Ill., and Calvary Lutheran School in Thiensville. In addition to teaching, he served as principal, organist and choir director. In 1968, John and his family moved to Watertown where he served at St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church for the next 42 years, teaching until 1996, and thereafter, assisting in the music department until September of this year.

In 1956, John married Lois Cares in Milwaukee. Their marriage was blessed with three children.

After retiring from teaching, John was a guide and volunteer at the Octagon House and volunteered at Watertown Hospital. He enjoyed travel to scenic and historic places together with his wife and longtime friends, Sue and Don Holzueter. First and foremost, he loved his family and looked forward to gatherings, small and large, of children and grandchildren.

John was a member of St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his wife, Lois, of Watertown; his children, Carolyn (Kasey) Doss of Conifer, Colo., John (Kris) Jenswold of East Troy and Joel (Susan) Jenswold of Powell, Ohio; and his six grandchildren, Joshua, Brittany, Jacob, Nicolas, Nathan and Rachel. He is further survived by his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, the Rev. Gerhardt and Marianne Cares; his aunt Eleonore Cares-Franzmann (Gerry) and many nieces, nephews and friends.

John was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Marian; and two brothers, Raymond and Fred.

He was the last member of his immediate family.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m. at St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church with the Rev. Karl Walther officiating. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery in Watertown.

Relatives and friends may call to pay their respects at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and at the church on Thursday from noon until the time of the service.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

December 20, 2010

Gretchen L. Pouchert

THERESA - Gretchen L. Pouchert of Theresa was taken from us Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at the age of 48 after complications from her fourth open-heart surgery performed on Aug. 16.

She was born on Sept. 11, 1962, in Hustisford and was a graduate of Slinger High School in 1981.

She was the loving wife of Thomas Pouchert; beloved and proud mother of Rhyannon (Phillip) Walker, Julaine Frank and stepmother of Amber, Jessica and Anthony Pouchert; beloved daughter of Clarence and SuZanne Arndt; loving sister of Jennifer (Robert) Schuett, Jessica (Frank) Schlumpf, Rebecca (Dale) Voelz and Rachel (Jeff Lemons) Arndt; loving sister-in-law of Jennifer Smith, Judy Biwer, Joan Heinitz, Charles Pouchert II and Daniel Pouchert; doting grandmother of Felyx Walker; and special godmother of Cynthia Koester, Ella Gorgan and Joshua Schuett. She was also survived by her former husband, Jeffrey Frank; lifelong friend, Gail Schoeffel; many other relatives and a multitude of dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother- and father-in-law, Karen and Charles Pouchert.

Gretchen was a longtime employee of Quad/Graphics in Hartford. She will be remembered for her constant smile, strong faith and positive outlook despite her many health complications and surgeries.

She loved reading, quilting, watching movies, listening to music, taking pictures and spending time with family, friends and her precious kitties, Baby, Dudley, Milly and Shibby.

Visitation is Tuesday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home in Hartford and on Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. The funeral service is Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Oak Grove.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Gretchen Pouchert Benefit Fund, in care of Hartford Saving Bank, to offset medical expenses, would be appreciated.

The Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home-Hartford is serving the family, 262-673-4700, www.berndt-ledesma.com.

Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home 226 S. Main St. Hartford

December 18, 2010

Florence E. Schubert

Florence E. Schubert, 93, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at Marquardt Memorial Manor, with her family by her side.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Henry Catholic Church with Father Brian Wilk officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Family and friends may call the chuch on Monday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home and Cremation Service is serving the family. Online condolences may be left at watertownwifuneralhome.com.

Florence E. Mueller was born Aug. 19, 1917, in Watertown, the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Kwapil) Mueller. She attended St. Henry Grade School and was a 1935 graduate of Watertown High School. On Oct. 27, 1948, she married George Schubert at St. Henry Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on Feb. 1, 1997. She had been employed at the former Bentzins Grocery Store. Florence was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church, Catholic Knights Branch No. 129, Christian Mother's and Altar Confraternity and she had volunteered for the Red Cross blood bank. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchild.

Survivors include her daughters, Marylyn (Robert) Bork of Watertown and Christine (Bruce) Parrish of Watertown; a son, Tom (Cindy) Schubert of Watertown; six grandchildren, Brian, Stacy and Kelly Bork and Chad, Collin and Cameron Parrish; a great-grandchild Madalyn Bork; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was further preceded in death by her parents.

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

Marjorie M. Bartelt

LAKE MILLS - Marjorie M. Bartelt, 79, of Lake Mills, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at Fort Memorial Hospital.

She was born on Feb. 4, 1931, in Deerfield, the daughter of the late Walter and Rosa (Latsch) Radloff.

She married Glenn “Wimpy” Bartelt on April 2, 1949. He died on Sept. 4, 1994.

Marjorie had been employed at Hamlin Inc., Ransomes Bobcat and later Planar Industries.

She was a member of Lake Mills Moravian Church.

She was an avid sports fan who enjoyed watching Brett Favre, the Green Bay Packers, the Wisconsin Badgers and the Milwaukee Brewers.

Survivors include two sons, Jeffery (Mary) and Scott (Cindy), both of Lake Mills; one daughter, Patti (Mark) Ward of Lake Mills; six grandchildren, Torrie (Brad), Alex, Aaron (Angel), Cody, Kyle and Heath; five great-grandchildren, DJ, Kayden, Gracie, Raegan and Makenna; one brother, Kenneth (Shirley) Radloff of Lake Mills; two sisters-in-law, Joyce Dehnert and Gloria Radloff, both of Lake Mills; a special nephew, Jay Yahn; a special great-niece, Ashley Yahn; and other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Robert Radloff; one sister, Shirley Yahn; and two brothers-in-law, Harland “Jumbo” Dehnert and Robert Yahn.

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

Friends may call the church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

The Claussen Funeral Home is assisting the family.

A special thanks to Alden Estates of Countryside for all their care and to Marianne and Nancy at Fort Memorial Hospital for making Marjorie's last hours peaceful.

Claussen Funeral Home 416 W. Lake St. Lake Mills

December 17, 2010

Roger C. Yahn

LAKE MILLS - Roger C. Yahn, 63, Lake Mills, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, at UW Hospital in Madison.

He was born on July 5, 1947, in Watertown, the son of the late Alvin and Viva (Wollin) Yahn.

He graduated from Lake Mills High School, class of 1965, and later from MATC in 1967.

Roger married Dodie McGurk of Lake Mills on July 20, 1968.

He had been employed at Hanson Electric and was currently employed as a truck driver.

He served the U.S. Air Force from 1967 to 1971.

Roger was a volunteer and current member of Lake Mills EMS, having served as chief in 1990, a past member of the Lake Mills Fire Department and current member of the Clarence Bean-Warren George Lake Mills American Legion Post No. 67.

He enjoyed playing sheepshead, watching NASCAR, especially Matt Kenseth, Green Bay Packers, golfing, hunting in Exeland and especially spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Dodie; one son, Jasson (Sarah); two grandchildren, Drew and Ben Yahn; one brother, Duane Yahn; two sisters, Beverly Deppe and Carol Yahn; mother-in-law, Helen McGurk; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Katy (Larry) Roedl, Mary Lou (Mike) Kiepert, Evelyn (Bill) Grawey, Nancy (Bob) Holzapfel, Margaret Olson, Dolores (Bruce) Krahn, Janet (Bill) Turpin, Barb (Dan) Weihert, Carol McGurk, Mike (Kathy) McGurk and Patti (Ray) Black; other relatives and friends.

He was also preceded in death by father-in-law Jack McGurk and two brothers-in-law, Pat McGurk and Charles Deppe.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Catechetical Center in Lake Mills.

If desired, memorials may be made to the Lake Mills Fire Department or the Lake Mills EMS.

The Claussen Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Claussen Funeral Home 416 W. Lake St. Lake Mills

Florence E. Schubert

Florence E. Schubert, 93, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at Marquardt Memorial Manor, with her family by her side.

Funeral services will be on Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Henry Catholic Church with Father Brian Wilk officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Family and friends may call on Monday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the church. Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home and Cremation Service is serving the family. Online condolences may be left at

watertownwifuneralhome.com.

Florence E. Mueller was born Aug. 19, 1917, in Watertown, the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Kwapil) Mueller. She attended St. Henry Grade School and was a 1935 graduate of Watertown High School. On Oct. 27, 1948, she married George Schubert at St. Henry Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on Feb. 1, 1997. She had been employed at the former Bentzins Grocery Store. Florence was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church, Catholic Knights Branch No. 129, Christian Mother's and Altar Confraternity and she had volunteered for the Red Cross blood bank. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchild.

Survivors include her daughters, Marylyn (Robert) Bork of Watertown and Christine (Bruce) Parrish of Watertown; a son, Tom (Cindy) Schubert of Watertown; five grandchildren Brian, Stacy and Kelly Bork and Chad and Cameron Parrish; a great-grandchild Madalyn Bork; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was further preceded in death by her parents.

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

Marvin W. Kienast

Marvin W. Kienast, born Oct. 2, 1926, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at Golden LivingCenter in Watertown.

Marvin grew up with nine brothers and three sisters. He was the last survivor. Marvin served in the U.S. Army from 1944-1946 and worked at Waukesha Engine for 44 years.

He is survived by his loving wife Jean, son Tom (Pam) Caudill, daughters Nancy (Don) Zache, Debbie McMickle and many, many grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Visitation will be at Wisconsin Memorial Park, 13235 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield, Chapel of the Chimes at 10 a.m. Monday, followed by a noon service.

Cindy L. Welhoefer

WATERLOO - Cindy L. Welhoefer, 51, of Waterloo, passed away Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 15, 2010 at her home.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Waterloo with the Rev. Robert Kosky officiating. Burial will be at the Washington Cemetery in Portland.

Relatives and friends may call at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials, if desired, may be directed to St. Paul's Lutheran Church or the Waterloo Emergency Medical Service.

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

Cindy Lou was born in Columbus on Dec. 20, 1958, daughter of James and Sandra (Heitz) Welhoefer.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Waterloo and attended day classes at Bethesda Lutheran Home in Watertown.

Cindy is survived by her parents, Jim and Sandra Welhoefer of Waterloo, as well as cousins and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Alvin and Dorothea Heitz, and her paternal grandparents, Phil and Edna Welhoefer.

The family would like to thank Cindy's friends and caregivers, Lori, Leanne and Carman.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

December 16, 2010

Sharron L. Tietz

Sharron L. Tietz, 71, of Watertown, passed away Wednesday morning, Dec. 15, 2010, at Marquardt Memorial Manor in Watertown.

A private family memorial service is being planned for a later date.

Memorials, if desired, may be directed to the charity of one's choice and mailed to the Hafemeister Funeral Home, P.O. Box 475, Watertown, WI 53094.

The former Sharron Lynn Richardson was born in La Crosse on Feb. 27, 1939, daughter of William and Elrae (Grabinski) Richardson. On June 8, 1963, she married Richard “Augie” Tietz in La Crosse.

She received her bachelor's degree in education from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and her master's and doctorate in education from Governor's State in Illinois.

Sharron retired from the Elgin School District in Illinois after 35 years of teaching. She owned and operated Sharron's Antiques in Watertown.

She was a member of the library board in Streamwood, Ill., the AAUW in Illinois, the Crisis Center in Elgin, Ill., and the Elgin Teachers Association. Sharron also belonged to the Watertown Book Club, was very involved with the Obama/Feingold campaigns and was an avid Packer fan. Sharron enjoyed shopping, reading, gardening, antiquing and refinishing.

Survivors include her spouse, Augie Tietz of Watertown; two daughters, Betsy (John Smith) Bright and Heidi Sellnow, both of Watertown; three grandchildren, Robert Carlson, Connor Sellnow and Carter Sellnow; three sisters, Nance (Bob) Klapper of La Crosse; Carol Rhode of La Crosse and Mary Schaper Sadka of Gilbert, Ariz.; other relatives and friends.

Sharron was preceded in death by her grandparents, Thomas and Eleanor Grabinski; her parents and her stepfather, Chester Lee.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

December 15, 2010

Harold ‘Red' R. Olson

Harold “Red” R. Olson, 69, of Watertown, passed away Tuesday morning, Dec. 14, 2010, at Alden Estates of Countryside in Jefferson.

Funeral services will be on Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Richwood with the Rev. Clint A. Burow officiating. Burial will be in the Richwood Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the church.

Hafemeister Funeral Home is serving the family.

Harold Raymond Olson was born in Thief River Falls, Minn. on Feb. 12, 1941, son of Theodore and Rosella (Timm) Olson. Red had been married to Rachel Ebert.

He had been employed as a supervisor at Provimi in Watertown for many years.

He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Richwood. Red loved the outdoors, was an avid hunter and enjoyed fishing and riding his Harley. 

Survivors include his two children, David (Socorro) Olson of Watertown and Timothy Olson of Clyman; six grandchildren, Luke Olson, Christopher Graf, Joseph Olson, Trevor Olson, Venessa Olson, and Sofia Olson; two great-grandchildren, Damien Graf and Weston Graf; a sister, Geraldine (Andy) Schmidt of Watertown; four brothers, Edward (Joanne) Olson of Watertown, Roger Olson of Watertown, Kenneth (Elaine) Olson of Watertown, Gerald (Pat) Olson of Johnson Creek; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents and a sister, Joyce Arnold.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St., Watertown

Kyle Schwandt

IRON RIDGE - Kyle M. Schwandt, 24, of Iron Ridge, went to his Lord in Heaven on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010.

He was born Jan. 11, 1986, the son of Morry and Eileen (Pamperin) Schwandt.

Kyle was an entrepreneur at the age of 7. He started raising cattle with two calves, which grew into his beef business with over 200 head of cattle.

With the proceeds from the sale of his cattle, he was able to buy additional cattle and trucks that he loved to drive later on. Kyle was a Dodge man and took great pleasure in the several trucks he had.

Kyle was a hard-working, industrious young man who grew up on the family farm. He had a very strong work ethic and took great pride in doing a job right.

Kyle graduated from Hustisford High School and worked at Glen Hepfner Inc. for the last five years under the guidance of Glen, Todd and Troy Hepfner, who taught him to be a laser operator. In his spare time, Kyle enjoyed his four-wheelers and target shooting.

In this past year, he met Jenny Will, the love of his life, with whom he planned to spend the rest of his life.

Kyle is preceded in death by his grandparents, Everett and Virginia Schwandt and Virgelia Pamperin. He is survived by his loving parents, Morry and Eileen Schwandt of Iron Ridge; the love of his life, Jenny Will; his brother, Ian Schwandt of Rhinebeck, N.Y.; and his sister, Amanda Schwandt of Durango, Colo. Also surviving is his grandfather, Raymond Pamperin of Horicon; aunts; uncles; cousins; and many friends.

A memorial service will be Friday at 7 p.m. at St. Michael's Lutheran Church, N4911 Gray Road, Hustisford, with Pastor Sheila Rawn officiating. The family will receive relatives and friends on Friday from 3 p.m. until the time of the service. A private interment will follow.

The family would appreciate memorials to InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Attn: Donation Services, P.O. Box 7895, Madison, WI 53791-9703, memo: Schwandt, http://www.intervarsity.org.

The Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home in Hustisford, www.berndt-ledesma.com, is serving the family.

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

Johanna A. Knudtson

Johanna “Jody” A. Knudtson, age 71, passed away after a two-month bout with cancer on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, at Manor Care, Kenosha. Jody was born in Watertown on Aug. 25, 1939, daughter of the late Everett and Alice (Neioff) Guist.

On Sept. 3, 1959, in Dubuque, Iowa, she was united in marriage to Raymond W. Knudtson who preceded her in death on April 10, 1992. Jody was employed by EDS for 18 years, retiring in 1991. She was an active member of Atonement Lutheran Church and Friends of Seniors. A skilled quilter, Jody enjoyed quilting with the Lighthouse Quilters and with Atonement Lutheran Church ladies making quilts for Lutheran World Relief. She volunteered throughout the community with Meals on Wheels, Unified School District and homeless shelters. Jody had a great love for the arts and the Racine Theater Guild. She loved traveling the world, her cats, bird watching and gardens. It was the time spent with her family that gave her the most joy. She will be deeply missed.

Survivors include her children, Dianne (Jeff) Hayes, Debra (Greg) Powell, all of Racine, and Randy (Karri) Knudtson of Oshkosh; her grandchildren, Sean, Katy and Rachel Hayes, Kelly (Jon) Blickle, Trevor Powell, Wesley, Simon and Chloe Knudtson; a sister, Sandy Larsen of Racine; sisters-in-law, LaDonna Mahder and Margie (Tom) Knickerbocker, all of Eau Claire; a brother-in-law, Harvey Julson; her beloved cat, Nutmeg; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Betty; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lawrence and Edna Knudtson; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Richard “Dick” Larsen, Bob Mahder, Harold “Tubby” Knudtson, Janice Knudtson and Shirley Julson.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Atonement Lutheran Church, 2915 Wright Ave., Racine, with Rev. Dr. Warren Williams officiating. Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Sunday at the funeral home from 2 until 4 p.m. and Monday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of service at 10:30 a.m. Memorials to Atonement Lutheran Church or to the American Cancer Society have been suggested.

Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home 803 Main St. Racine

December 14, 2010

Duane Hofer

LAKE MILLS - Duane C. Hofer, 79, of Lake Mills, died on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at Alden Estates of Countryside in Jefferson.

He was born on Sept. 23, 1931, in Madison, the son of the late Clarence and Dolores (Schimelpfenig) Hofer.

Duane was a graduate of Lake Mills High School, class of 1949.

He married Shirley Bielke of Lake Mills on Sept. 15, 1962, at the Lake Mills Moravian Church.

He had been a finishing machinist at Borg Fabrics in Jefferson for 33 years.

He was a member of the Lake Mills Moravian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley, of Lake Mills; one sister, Ellen Michaelis, of Lake Mills; a brother-in-law, Glenn (Marilyn) Bielke, of Lake Mills; an uncle, Raymond Hofer, of Montana; nieces, Virginia (Gerald) Krause, Mary (Dave) Falk, Cheryl (Rev. John) Wallace, Lynette (Jim) Pittner, Karen (Todd) Johnson and Rev. Mary Bielke; great-nieces and -nephews, Kurt (Dawn) Krause, Matthew and Danielle Falk, Daniel, Courtney and Benjamin Wallace, Christopher and Gregory Pittner and Kiana and Levi Johnson; one great-great-niece, Katelyn Krause; and other relatives and friends.

He was also preceded in death by his mother- and father-in-law, two brothers-in-law, one great-nephew and one great-niece.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Lake Mills Moravian Church with the Revs. Beth Rohn-Habhegger and John Wallace officiating. Burial will be in the Rock Lake Cemetery.

Friends may call the church Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.

If desired, memorials may be made to the church.

The Claussen Funeral Home is assisting the family, www.claussenfuneralhome.com. Claussen Funeral Home 416 W. Lake St. Lake Mills

Arthur K. Pfaffenbach

Arthur K. Pfaffenbach, 91, of Watertown, passed away on Sunday morning, Dec. 12, 2010, at Marquardt Memorial Manor in Watertown.

Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Watertown with Rev. Michael Jensen officiating. Burial will be at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Watertown. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials, if desired, may be directed to Zinzendorf Hall Assisted Living or St. Mark's Lutheran Church.

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

Arthur Kruger Pfaffenbach was born on March 22, 1919, in Watertown, the son of Arthur Fredrick and Charlotte (Kruger) Pfaffenbach.

He was a 1937 graduate of the Watertown High School and the University of Wisconsin Short Courses. On July 30, 1940, he married the former Bessie May Babb at Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa.

Art had worked on the Manhattan Project during WWII. He made parts necessary to produce the atomic bomb. Due to his performance making parts in record time using new technology that he developed, the War Department in Washington D.C. cancelled his enlistment to the Navy so that he would remain working on the Manhattan Project.

Art had been employed at Allis Chalmers Manufacturing in Milwaukee, Syncromatic Corporation in Watertown, Village Blacksmith in Watertown and G.B. Lewis-LEWISystems Menasha Corp. in Watertown, until his retirement on May 1, 1980. Art was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church. He enjoyed spending summers with his family at their cottage in Lake Mills. He was an avid Brewers, Packers and Badgers fan. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking and taxidermy.

Art is survived by three children, Dr. David (Carole) Pfaffenbach of Cleveland, Larry (Susan Stan) Pfaffenbach of Roselle, Ill., and Susan (Glenn) Williams of Cambria; seven grandchildren, Peter (Christine) Pfaffenbach of Oak Creek, Dr. Andrew (Dr. Elina) Pfaffenbach of Appleton, Sara (Dave) Schlanger of Glenwood, Md., Anne (Kevin) Mullooly of Crofton, Md., Jennifer (Jack) Solberg of Chicago, Ill., Erik (Paola) Pfaffenbach of Ventura, Calif., and Amy (Bryan) Barnes of Minneapolis, Minn.; 10 great-grandchildren, Zachary Pfaffenbach, Dylan Pfaffenbach, Katrina Pfaffenbach, Alexandra Pfaffenbach, Eric Pfaffenbach, Aryana Pfaffenbach, Otto Schlanger, Camille Schlanger, Hagan Mullooly and Annika Solberg.

Art was the last member of his immediate family, being preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Bessie, on Feb. 9, 1988.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Erna Westphal

JEFFERSON - Erna Maria Johanna Westphal entered life with our Savior on Dec. 11, 2010, at Alden Estates-Countryside in Jefferson at the age of 99.

She was born at her home in Jefferson on Sept. 13, 1911, the daughter of Adolph and Hedwig (Schroeder) Lubahn.

Erna graduated from Jeffer-son High School in 1929 and from Carroll College, Waukesha, in 1933.

Her employers, all in Jeffer-son, included the Jefferson Public Library, Dr. Alfred A. Busse and the Mueller Drug Store. In 2002 she retired at the age of 90 due to failing eyesight.

She loved serving her family and others by sewing, gardening, baking, writing poetry, assisting with farm work, serving as a 4-H leader, Historical Society member, volunteer church secretary, member of St John's choir, Eunice Society and Ladies Aid, and as a reporter for the Lutheran Women's Missionary Society.

Survivors include her son, Rev. Walter (Diane) Westphal of Colgate; three grandchildren, Elizabeth (Rev. Arthur) Faught of Winchester, Va., Sarah (Rev. Daniel) Habben of Saint Albert, Alberta, Canada, and Rev. Erich (Ruth) Westphal of North Branch, Mich.; seven great-grandchildren, Julia and Laura Faught, Maya, Maureen, Jemimah, and Jolie Habben, and Ella Westphal; and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Dorothy E. Westphal, and her brother, Walter Lubahn, in addition to two brothers who died in infancy.

A celebration of life with Christ will be Friday at 11 a.m. at St John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jefferson with Pastor Mark Bartsch and Pastor Wayne Mueller officiating. Burial will be in Christberg Cemetery in Jefferson. Olson Funeral Home in Jefferson is in charge of arrangements.

Friends may call at the church after 9 a.m. until the service.

Memorials may be given to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jefferson, where Erna was a lifelong member.

Olsen Funeral Home 221 S. Center St. Jefferson

December 13, 2010

Hannelore M. Uttech

Hannelore M. Uttech, 79, of Watertown, passed away Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at the Watertown Regional Medical Center.

The morning of her birthday, she spent her last hours with her family, and then went to Jesus and her husband.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. John Boehringer officiating. Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery in Watertown.

Visitation will be at the Hafemeister Funeral Home on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. and at the church on Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials may be directed to the church or to the St. John's Lutheran Church Radio Fund.

Hannelore Mathilda was born in West Bend on Dec. 12, 1931, daughter of Adolf and Mathilda (Sheer) Schwichtenberg. On July 1, 1950, she married Marvin E. Uttech in Lebanon.

She had been employed at the former Mid-State Shoe Factory in Watertown for many years and at Johnson Controls, also in Watertown.

Hannelore was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and loved to cook for her family.

She is survived by her children, Michael (Barbara) Uttech of St. Louis, Mo., Daniel (Linda Bolack) Uttech of Juneau, Laura L. Wahl of Watertown and Susan (Rodney) Sell of Watertown; 11 grandchildren, Rachel (Doug) Jameson, Andrea (Brian) Maxwell, Karen (Dave Lang) Uttech, Adam Uttech, Noah (C. J.) Uttech, Micah Uttech, Kelly (Keith) Freson, Johnathon Heling, Mandy, Emily and Andy Sell; great-grandchildren, Evan, Brandon, Logan, Kaleb, Chloe, Travis, Kyle and Joey; stepgranddaughters, Kim Appelbaum and Kristi Brown; a sister, Waltraud Koepke of Milwaukee; three brothers, Walter (Eloise) Schwichtenberg of Lomira, Heinz (Nancy) Schwichtenberg of Muskego and Helmuth (Donna) Schwichtenberg of Lake Placid, Fla.; two brothers-in-law, Roger (Mary) Uttech of Watertown and Harley Uttech of Johnson Creek; a sister-in-law, Lorraine Kubly of Watertown; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Marvin; two sisters, two brothers and Richard Mueller.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

William ‘Bill' P. Schwenkner

William “Bill” P. Schwenkner 47, of Watertown, passed away on Friday, Dec. 10, 2010.

Bill was born on June 23, 1963, in Watertown, the son of Robert and Diane (Klokow) Schwenkner. He attended St. Mark's Elementary, was a graduate of Watertown High School and MATC. Bill was an assistant fire chief, working for the Water-town Fire Department for 20 years. He also worked part-time for Grinwald Ford. He married Sandra Grabow on Aug. 17, 1985, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, where they are members.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra Schwenkner of Water-town; daughter, Stacey Schwenkner of Watertown; mother, Diane Schwenkner of Watertown; father and mother-in-law, Jack and Lucille Grabow of Yuma, Ariz.; sisters, Debra (James) Brunk and Cheryl (Andy Tessman) Hoffman both of Watertown; sister-in-law, Pam (Scott) Rice of Watertown; also survived by a niece, Alyssa Rice, and a number of other nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He is preceded in death by his father, Robert.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday at St. Mark's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Karl Walther officiating. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery in Watertown.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 p.m. until the time of service at the church. Memorials to the family would be appreciated.

Pederson Funeral Home Watertown is caring for the family. Online condolences may be made at www.pedersonfuneralhomes.com.

Pederson Funeral Home 213 S. Fifth St. Watertown

Philip Simons

OCONOMOWOC - Philip J. Simons, 57, of Ocono-mowoc, passed away Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at AngelsGrace Hospice.

Philip was born on Aug. 26, 1953, to Everett and Catherine Simons in Watertown. He married Linda Klawes on Jan. 22, 1982.

He was a Boy Scouts of America leader, a member of the Oconomowoc Robotics team and an honorary chairman for Relay For Life in Hartland. He was also active in the church choir and was featured in Milwaukee Magazine in 2007 on his history with cancer.

Philip is survived by his loving wife, Linda; his children, Rebecca and John; a sister, Ann Foster; and three brothers, Anthony Simons, Michael Simons and Joseph (Sue) Simons. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Peter.

Friends may visit Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 145 Lisbon Road, Oconomowoc, WI 53066, on Thursday from 3 p.m. until time of the memorial service at 6 p.m.

Schmidt and Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Service 121 S. Cross St. Oconomowoc

December 11, 2010

Barbara A. Tessman

Barbara A. Tessman, 65, of Watertown, passed away Friday morning, Dec. 10, 2010, at the Golden LivingCenter in Watertown.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown with the Rev. Michael Jensen of St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown officiating.

Relatives and friends may call to pay their respects at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2:30 p.m. until the time of the service. Memorials, in Barbara's name, may be given to Relay For Life of Watertown.

The former Barbara Ann Dauer was born in Milwaukee on May 21, 1945, daughter of Henry and Bertha (Behling) Dauer. On Feb. 25, 1967, she married Norman A. Tessman at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc.

Barbara was a member of St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church and enjoyed volunteering at St. Vincent de Paul in Watertown.

She is survived by her children, Nancy (Tim) Percifield of Watertown, Andy (Cheryl Hoffman) Tessman of Watertown, Chad (Gayle) Tessman of Jefferson, Ryan (Samantha Price) Tessman of Watertown; three grandchildren, Stephanie Percifield, Ashlyn and Trevor Tessman; six stepgrandchildren; a sister, Carol (Vince Grady) Dauer of Tucson, Ariz.; two brothers, Donald (Ann) Dauer of Tucson and Mark (Pat Eschenbacher) Dauer of West Bend; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Norman on Nov. 10, 2006; and two grandchildren, Zachary and Lauren Percifield.

Hafemeister Funeral Home, 611 E. Main St. Watertown

December 10, 2010

Myrt M. Hady

Myrt M. Hady, 75, of Watertown, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, at home surrounded by her family.

Myrt was born on May 28, 1935, in Portage, daughter of Clyde and Sarah (Simms) Pratt. She was a graduate of Watertown High School, MATC with a degree in bookkeeping and was also a certified nail technician. She married John Hady on Nov. 7, 1953, at St. Henry Catholic Church. She and her husband owned and operated Hady Electric and Ladies and Gents Salon. She was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church.

Myrt was a loving daughter, wife, mother and grandmother.

Survivors include her husband, John Hady of Watertown; her children, Mark (Louise) Hady of Watertown, Clyde (Debra) Hady of Brooksville, Fla., Kristine (Karl) Saucedo of Watertown, Craig (Susan) Hady of Horicon, Art Hady of Watertown, Pamela (Jeffery) Stern of Sun Prairie, Bruce (Monica) Hady of Watertown and Valerie (Scott) Lange of Watertown; 25 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Kate Wiersma of Pardeeville and Betty (Harry) Mitchell of Gainesville, Va.; a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Carmen Lynn Hady; two brothers, Walter and Arthur; and a sister, Violet.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Henry Catholic Church with Father Brian Wilk officiating. Visitation will be held on Monday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Pederson Funeral Home and on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Pederson Funeral Home Watertown is caring for the family. Online condolences may be made at www.pedersonfuneralhomes.com.

Pederson Funeral Home 213 S. Fifth St. Watertown

December 9, 2010

Milton A. Schmidt

Milton A. Schmidt, 81, of Watertown, died on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, upon entrance to the Watertown Regional Medical Center.

He was born on May 5, 1929, in Lake Mills, son of the late Herman A. and Merle (Carpenter) Schmidt. Milton married Ruby J. Scheel of Lake Mills on Sept. 18, 1948, in Lake Mills. He was a graduate of Lake Mills High School, class of 1947.

Milton entered the U.S. Army in 1947 and served until 1949. He then was recalled in 1950 and served until 1951 during the Korean War.

Milton and Ruby owned and operate Lakeland Mobile Home Park in Lake Mills from 1953 to 1960; from 1960 to 1964 they lived in Arizona; they returned to the area in 1964 and opened Camp Rubidell from 1964 to 1973. They moved to California for over a year and then returned to Lake Mills from 1977 to 1985. From 1985 to 2000, they lived in Arkansas before moving to Waupun from 2000 to 2007. In 2007, they moved to Marquardt Village in Watertown.

Milton had been a Lake Mills police officer and a member of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department in the 1950s. He also had owned and operated the Lake Mills Insurance Agency and was a real estate agent with Wobig Realty for a number of years.

He was a member of the Clarence Bean-Warren George American Legion Post No. 67 of Lake Mills for over 60 years.

Milton enjoyed woodworking, building bird houses and gardening.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby; their children, John (Lynn) of Altoona, Iowa, Vickie Schmidt of Lake Mills and Daniel of Lake Mills; seven grandsons, Jacob Bare, James, Richard and Michael Schmidt, Andrew (Tara), Robert and Eric Schmidt; one great-granddaughter, Amber Leigh Schmidt; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Also preceding in death was an infant son; one brother, Russell; and one sister, Marion Braatz.

A memorial gathering will be held on Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Anna Nitschmann Apartments lounge, 1035 Hill St., Watertown. Burial will take place in Rock Lake Cemetery in Lake Mills at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Marquardt Foundation.

The Claussen Funeral Home in Lake Mills is assisting the family, www.claussenfuneralhome.com.

Claussen Funeral Home 416 W. Lake St. Lake Mills

December 7, 2010

Victor Edward Schoenike

SPRINGSTEAD - Victor E. Schoenike, 82, of Springstead, peacefully entered into Enternal Life with God on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, at his residence surrounded by his family under the care of Flambeau Home Health Care and Hospice.

He was born on Nov. 21, 1928, in Lebanon, the son of George and Dina (Zwieg) Schoenike.

He spent his early life and schooling in the Watertown area. He served his country in the United States Army from January 1946 to June 1948. He married Genevieve Brandt on March 24, 1949, in Watertown.

Victor was employed for over 45 years as a cement finisher for the T.V. John and Sons, Co., in Elm Grove. On Nov. 12, 1988, he married Ruth Schauer-Wagner in Watertown. They lived in Watertown for five years before making their home in Springstead in 1993.

He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Watertown and Peace Lutheran Church in Park Falls. He was an active member of the community and served as a volunteer firemen for the township of Sherman. A lifelong sportsman, he enjoyed bowling, golf, fishing, hunting, skiing, gardening and making maple syrup.

Victor was a loving husband of Ruth, of Springstead; and the caring father of four daughters, Vickie (Steven) Stretz, of Wausau, Patti (John) Dibb, of Hartland, Debra Ann Schoenike-Gusler, of Boulder Junction, and Patricia (Jerry) Thrams, of Concord; one son, Guy Wagner, of Watertown; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Florence Holtan, of Waukesha, and Doris (Charles) Elliot, of Waukesha; nieces and nephews; and one sister-in-law, Darlene Schoenike.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Dina Schoenike; Genevieve Schoenike in 1984; three brothers, Edgar, Palmer and Robert; and one sister, Irene.

A memorial service will be on Saturday, Dec. 11, at 11 a.m., at Peace Lutheran Church in Park Falls with Pastor Dale Heinlein officiating. A visitation will be Saturday, Dec. 11, at 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.

A Christian burial service will also be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Watertown with Pastor Dale Heinlein officiating on Monday, Dec. 13 at 5 p.m. with a visitation from 2 to 5 p.m.

Inurnment will be Tuesday, Dec. 14, at the Lutheran Cemetery in Watertown.

The Heindl Funeral Home in Phillips is assisting the family with local arrangements.

LaVerne L. Gauerke

WAUKESHA - LaVerne Lydia Gauerke, 93, of Waukesha, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at Waunakee Manor Nursing Home in Waunakee.

LaVerne was born March 4, 1917, in Lebanon, daughter of William and Ella (Turke) Schramm. She married Chester Gauerke Nov. 16, 1935, in Lebanon. They settled for a short time in Watertown before moving to Waukesha in 1943. LaVerne worked for years in a ladies apparel store while raising her four children. She was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed bowling, dancing and cards as hobbies. A family summer vacation trip to northern Wisconsin with the family was one of LaVerne's favorite activities.

LaVerne and Chester retired to Springstead in 1976, where they lived for 20 years before returning to southern Wisconsin to live in the Nashotah area. After Chester's death she moved back to Watertown.

She is survived by son, Thomas (Barbara) Gauerke of Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich.; two daughters, Judith King of Waunakee and Dawn (Mark) Sredizinski of Oconomowoc; grandchildren, Thomas (Becky) Gauerke of Gilbert, Ariz., Jodi (Shane) Sullivan of Sullivan, Michael Weix of Delafield, Carol (Ray) McCrary of Nashville, Tenn., and Wendy King of Chattanooga, Tenn.; great-grandchildren, Connor and Nathan Sullivan, Nicholas Weix and Trey and Drew Gauerke.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester; a daughter, Gail; granddaughter, Cari Ann Gauerke Klein; son-in-law, Lewis King; brothers, Clarence and Harold; and a sister, Viola Zwieg.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1600 Genesse St., Delafield 53018. Friends may visit from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Glenview Memorial Gardens, Ixonia. Memorials to Christ the King Lutheran Church or Waunakee Manor Nursing Home.

The family especially appreciates the loving care LaVerne received for the last three and a half years by the staff at Waunakee Manor.

Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services 121 Cross St. Oconomowoc

Anna Bentheimer

JEFFERSON - Anna Bentheimer, 85, of Jefferson, died on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at Alden Estates of Countryside in Jefferson.

She was born on Oct. 16, 1925, in Farmington, daughter of Paul and Regina (Wenzel) Zimmerman. She married Gerald Bentheimer on June 3, 1944, at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Rome.

Anna and her husband owned and operated Bentheimer Distributors in Jefferson for many years. She also worked at Hartwig's Poultry in Johnson Creek. She was a member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Farmington, its ladies aid and a member of the Reinhardt-Windl American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 164 in Jefferson.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Gerald of Jefferson; one son, Glenn (Jane) Bentheimer of Jefferson; three grandchildren, Christopher Bentheimer, Jennifer Seisser and Paul Bentheimer, all of Jefferson; four great-grandchildren, Austin, Colton and Baden Bentheimer and Tyler Seisser; one brother, Kenneth (Char) Zimmerman of Fort Atkinson; one sister, Doris (Lester) Draeger of Jefferson; a brother-in-law, Wayne (Jheri) Bentheimer of Jefferson; sisters-in-law, Marlene (Bentheimer) Radtke of Jefferson, Loretta Zimmeman of Waterloo, Delores Zimmerman of Helenville, Lucille Zimmerman of Watertown and Joan Zimmerman of Johnson Creek; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Leona Wille and Elsie Schultz; and four brothers, George, Leroy, Merlin and Earl Zimmerman.

Funeral services will be held at the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Farmington on Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Richard Pagels officiating. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Farmington.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Olsen Funeral Home in Jefferson and after 10 a.m. Thursday at the church until the time of the service.

The family requests memorials be given to Lakeside Lutheran High School, Immanuel Lutheran Church or the Diabetic Association.

Olsen Funeral Home in Jefferson is assisting the family with arrangements.

Olsen Funeral Home 221 S. Center Ave. Jefferson

Mary E. Toth

FORT ATKINSON - Mary E. Toth, 61, of Fort Atkinson, passed away Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison.

Mary was born on April 21, 1949, in Watertown, daughter of Ralph and Elaine (Johnson) Hall.

Mary had worked the past three years at Wellington Meadows in Fort Atkinson as a resident assistant. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and her cat Midget. She also enjoyed reading and crocheting.

Mary is survived by her children, Jamie Vergenz of Manitowoc, Traci (Jason) Walters of Watertown, Melissa (Lorenzo Gregorio) Arnold of Fort Atkinson, John (Jeniffer Wikstrom) Massie of Fort Atkinson, Tiffany (Homero) Garnica of Fort Atkinson and Jessica (Miguel) Cayetano of Fort Atkinson; 14 grandchildren; her mother; Elaine Coleman of Jefferson; a brother, Robert (Donna) Hall of Eleva; sisters, Patricia Stolarczyc of Watertown, Sylvia (DonAllan) Starke of Nashotah, Pamela (David) Lederer of Watertown and Kristie Hall of Jefferson; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Toth; father, Ralph Hall; and stepfather, Clyde Coleman.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the Dunlap Memorial Home with Pastor Bill Beyer officiating. Friends may call from 9 a.m. on Thursday at the memorial home until time of service.

Memorials may be made to the family, www.dunlapmemorialhome.com.

Dunlap Memorial Home 604 S. Main St. Fort Atkinson

Leslie R. Mitchell

Leslie R. Mitchell, 86, of Watertown, passed away on Sunday evening, Dec. 5, 2010, at Golden LivingCenter in Watertown.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ with the Rev. John Kennedy officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in the town of Watertown.

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

Memorials, if desired, may be directed to the Alzheimer Foundation or First Congregational United Church of Christ Building Fund.

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

Leslie Roy Mitchell was born on Aug. 16, 1924, in Brookfield, son of Dean and Gladys (Ormund) Mitchell. Les was a 1942 graduate of Waukesha High School. On Aug. 16, 1958, he married the former Florence Becker.

Les was a dairy farmer most of his life in the town of Watertown. He was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ where he had served on the Christian education board and was involved with the landscape of the church property. He had been a member of Waukesha 4-H and Waukesha County Life Club. Les enjoyed planting trees.

Survivors include his wife, Florence of Watertown; six children, Luke (Denise) Mitchell of Denver, Colo., Martha Yoakum of Watertown, Sarah (Jeff) McMillian of Union Grove, Rachel (Dan) Mallow of Waupun, Ruth (Mike) Zwieg of Clyman and Judith (Eric Elliot) Mitchell of Boston, Mass.; eight grandchildren, Andrew Zwieg, Ashley Mallow, Elizabeth Zwieg, Nathaniel Mallow, Samantha McMillian, Evan Yoakum, Allison McMillian and Chandler Mitchell; one great-granddaughter, Hailey Wessels; a sister, Helen Beamesderfer of Conroe, Texas; two brothers, Wallace (Lois) Mitchell of Brookfield and Robert (Janice) Mitchell of Watertown; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Les was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, John Mitchell; a sister, Beulah Mitchell; and a brother, Dixon, in infancy.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

December 6, 2010

Mary Pat Geib

OCONOMOWOC - Mary Pat Geib, 85, of Oconomowoc, passed away Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010.

Mary Pat is survived by her ex-husband Henry T. Geib Sr.; children, Donnell (Sheila) Geib, John (Patricia) Geib, Patrick (Tina) Geib, Mary (Wayne) Grunewald, Michael (Sandy) Geib, Henry II (Pamela) Geib and Daniel Geib; a sister, June (Joseph) Houlihan; 21 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; along with many other relatives and friends.

Mary Pat was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at noon at St. Catherine's Catholic Church, W359 N8512 Brown St., Oconomowoc.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at the church from 11 a.m. until time of service. A private burial will be held for the family in Holy Cross Cemetery, Milwaukee.

Memorials are suggested to Shorehaven Lutheran Home or St. Catherine's Catholic Church.

Mary Pat was a home economics teacher. She enjoyed traveling and was a longtime resident of Oconomowoc.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home 1165 E. Summit Ave. Highway 67 Oconomowoc

Earl E. Runge

LOWELL - Earl E. Runge, 71, of Lowell, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at Watertown Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown with the Rev. Brian J. Wilk of St. Henry Catholic Church in Watertown officiating. Burial will be in Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia.

Relatives and friends may call to pay their respects at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Earl Edward Runge was born in Milwaukee on Jan. 25, 1939, son of Arthur A. and Rose (Effertz) Runge. On May 21, 1960, he married the former Jean M. Kranz at St. Phillips Catholic Church in Milwaukee.

Earl was well known for owning and operating the Watertown Standard Service Station and Runge's Automotive and Towing Service from 1985 to 2008. He was a proud member of the Pewaukee and Okauchee fire departments.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Runge of Lowell; two sons, Brian E. Runge and Michael J. Runge, both of Lowell; a grandson, Jordan Michael Runge; a brother, Russell (Donna) Runge of Cape Coral, Fla.; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Earl's parents preceded him in death.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Werner R. Krause

JUNEAU - Werner “Vern” R. Krause, 70, of Juneau, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at home, surrounded by his family, following a brief illness.

He was born Sept. 12, 1940, in Watertown, son of William and Martha (Albrecht) Krause. On June 30, 1962, he married Blondina Dobbratz at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Oak Grove.

Werner attended Watertown High School and worked as a cement mason, as a member of Local 21, for 40 years before retiring in 2003. He also farmed on the side. Werner enjoyed gambling, traveling and bird watching.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Ruth Raue and Margarita Indalecio; his brothers, Ervin and Daniel Krause; a niece, Heidi Hartung; and his mother-in-law, Alice Dobbratz.

Werner is survived by his wife, Blondina; two daughters, Lisa Krause of Bartlett, Tenn., and Lori (Michael) Bachler of Watertown; two sisters, Sabiena Ersel and Esther Hartung, both of Watertown; a brother, Horst (Dorothy) Krause of Watertown; his brother-in-law, Pepe Indalecio of Madison; his father-in-law, Raymond (Della) Dobbratz of Beaver Dam; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Respecting Werner's wishes, there will be no services. Interment will be in Highland Memory Gardens, Beaver Dam. The Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home-Juneau is serving the family, www.berndt-ledesma.com.

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

December 4, 2010

Robert Lee Boyd

CONCORD - Robert Boyd, 79, of Concord, passed away Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, at Froedtert Hospital.

He was born on Jan. 23, 1931, in Antigo, son of Leila (Abrams) Boyd. He graduated from Mount Vernon Township High School. He served his country in the U.S. National Guard.

On July 31, 1954, he married Isabelle Elizabeth Schafer in Okauchee. She preceded him in death in November 2003. He worked for Evinrude Motors for 47 years in Milwaukee as a machinist leaving in 2000 as their longest tenured employee. He was a member of St. Stephen's Church in Concord.

Robert is survived by his children, James Boyd, Wendy (Robert) Lippert, and Thomas (Caroline Griffith) Boyd; sisters, Betty (Denver) Mullins and Nancy (Jack) Darnell; brother, John (Donna) Boyd; grandchildren, Derrick, Ashley, Amanda, Ben, Dani and Nick; great grandchildren, Dominic, Braydon, Ava and Hailyn; along with many other relatives and friends.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, wife, daughter Patti Kay in infancy; brothers James and Thomas; sister, Mary Lou.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Stephen's Church, Sullivan EMS, or a charity of one's choice would be appreciated.

Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Pederson Funeral Home in Watertown with the Rev. John Siedschlag officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday at 1 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Stephen's Cemetery Concord.

Robert “Dr. Bob” was a devoted father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend up to the end. He loved gardening, collecting antique trucks and his sense of humor and outgoing personality will be greatly missed.

Pederson Funeral Home Watertown is caring for the family. Online condolences may be made at www.pedersonfuneralhmes.com.

Pederson Funeral Home, 213 S. Fifth St. Watertown

Harold H. “Shorty” Lemke

WATERLOO - Harold H. “Shorty” Lemke 84, of Waterloo passed away on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 at Willowbrook Nursing & Rehabilitation in Lake Mills.

Shorty was born on May 29, 1926, in the town of York, the son of Elmer and Elenora (Kulke) Lemke. He attended St. John Lutheran School Waterloo and was a 1944 graduate of Waterloo High School. He married Joyce Engelke on Nov. 17, 1951, at St. John Lutheran Church Waterloo. Shorty was a self-employed milk hauler for 40 years in the Waterloo area. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church Waterloo. In his younger years he enjoyed playing all sports, especially, baseball, bowling and dancing.

Survivors include his wife Joyce Lemke of Waterloo; son Jerry (Cindy) Lemke of Waterloo; also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Mary Ann Haberman and brother-in-law Stuart Haberman.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday at St. John Lutheran Church in Waterloo with the Rev. James Adomeit officiating. Visitation will be held on Sunday between 3 and 5 p.m. and on Monday 1 p.m. until the time of the service all at the church. Burial will be in Washington Cemetery in the town of Portland. Memorials to St. John Lutheran Church or the charity of one's choice would be appreciated.

Pederson Funeral Home Waterloo is caring for the family. On-line condolences may be made at www.pedersonfuneralhomes.com.

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

December 3, 2010

Leo Bargielski

Leo Bargielski of Watertown passed away after a lingering illness on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010. He was born in St. Louis, Mo., on April 30, 1930.

Leo leaves his loving wife, Elizabeth of 58 years, and his children, Mary Beth Bargielski (sons, Adam and Ben Smith), Teresa Albor (husband, Robert Chatterton-Dickson and children, Tosha (Adam Simmons) Albor, Christo Albor, Libby and Clio Chatterton-Dickson), Monica Weimer (husband, Martin, and daughter, Julia) and Leo “Skip” Bargielski (wife, Brenda, and children, Miranda, Chandler, Max and Blake).

After graduation from McBride High School, Leo attended St. Louis University on a football scholarship. He was a standout athlete in football and soccer and was named all conference and all state in both sports. He was also asked to try out for the United States Olympic Soccer Team. He received a bachelor of science degree and a master of hospital administration degree.

Leo worked 37 years as a hospital administrator and retired as president and chief executive officer of Watertown Memorial Hospital after 31 years of service. He previously served as the chairman of the board of trustees of the Wisconsin Hospital Association.

Leo is a Life Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and an honorary member of the Wisconsin Health and Hospital Association.

He also had extensive leadership involvement in Watertown area civic, church and public service activities. He has been involved in the Rotary Club, St. Bernard's Church Parish Council and chairman of the Leadership Watertown Board of Directors. He had won numerous prestigious awards for his professional work as a hospital administrator.

Leo was a dedicated professional, a loving father and grandfather, friend and role model. He was a man of great kindness and humor and was well-liked by everyone. He was a huge Badger and Packers fan and enjoyed life with others and his family.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Bernard's Catholic Church. Visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the Mass.

Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association, Watertown Regional Medical Center, the American Cancer Society or St. Bernard's Catholic Church.

Pederson Funeral Home of Watertown is caring for the family. Online condolences may be made at www.pedersonfuneralhomes.com.

Pederson Funeral Home 213 S. Fifth St. Watertown

December 2, 2010

Eugene Wangelin

ASHIPPUN - Eugene Wangelin, 82, of Ashippun, passed away Monday, Nov. 29, 2010.

Eugene is survived by his wife, Elda (Muntean); children, Linda (Roy) Hawkins, Thomas Wangelin, Jeanine (John) Griswold and David (Stacy) Wangelin; sisters, Anna Mae (Frank) Byers, Verna (Albert) Smith and Edna (LaVerne) Benz; brother, Clifford Wangelin; grandchildren, Melissa, Matthew, Alyssa, Travis, Jasmine, Jacob and Cindy; along with many other relatives and friends.

Eugene was preceded in death by his brother, Lyle Wangelin.

Funeral services for Eugene will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, N557 Main Street, Ashippun. Visitation for family and friends will be held at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will follow the service in Glenview Memorial Gardens, Ixonia.

The Pagenkopf Funeral Home, 1165 East Summit Ave., Highway 67, Oconomowoc, is serving the family, 262-567-4457, www.pagenkopf.com.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home 1165 E. Summit Ave. Oconomowoc

December 1, 2010

Frances ‘Fran' Freitag

Frances “Fran” E. Freitag, 81, of Watertown, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, at Highland House in Watertown following a brief battle with cancer.

Fran was born on Jan. 8, 1929, in Oconomowoc, daughter of Clarence and Charlotte (Gasmann) Braatz. She was a 1947 graduate of Ocono-mowoc High School. She married Theodore “Ted” Freitag on Oct. 10, 1948, in Oconomowoc.

She and her husband owned Freitag Movers and later the Budweiser Distributorship in Watertown. They owned and operated Llano Grande Golf Course in Mercedes, Texas. They retired to Hot Springs Village in 1984.

In 2002, Fran returned to Watertown and lived at Highland Village. She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Watertown. She was a former ladies champion at the Watertown Country Club. She loved playing bridge, knitting, quilting and spending time with her family.

Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Sukow of Watertown; granddaughters, Gwendolyn (Christopher Thames) Weithaus of Menomonee Falls and Rebecca Weithaus of Watertown; great-grandchildren, Olivia and Emily Thames; sisters, Esther Neumann of Oconomowoc and Alice West of Watertown; a brother, Henry (Marie) Braatz of Burnett; also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ted on Nov. 30, 2001; and brothers, Clarence and Charles Braatz.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Rainbow Hospice or Highland House would be appreciated.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church with the Rev. David K. Groth officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Inurnment will be in Glenview Memorial Gardens, Ixonia.

The family would like to thank the staff at Highland House and Rainbow Hospice for their loving care.

Pederson Funeral Home Watertown is caring for the family. Online condolences may be made at www.pedersonfuneralhomes.com.

Pederson Funeral Home 213 S. Fifth St. Watertown

Treyven J. Schmidt

FORT ATKINSON/WATERTOWN - Treyven J. Schmidt, 2 months old, of Fort Atkinson and Watertown, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, at Watertown Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Pederson Funeral Home in Watertown with Monsignor Daniel Ganshert officiating.

Visitation is at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 p.m. until the time of the service.

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

The infant was born Sept. 10, 2010, in Fort Atkinson, son of Brandon Schmidt and Jennifer Putnam.

Surviving are his mother, Jennifer Putnam of Fort Atkinson; his father, Brandon Schmidt of Watertown; a brother, Jayden White of Fort Atkinson; paternal grandparents, Michelle and Anthony Fendt of Watertown; maternal grandparents, Steven Putnam and Aiza Heidel, both of Fort Atkinson; paternal great-grandparents, James and Fay Joseph of Oconomowoc; maternal great-grandmother, Mona Hessron of Fort Atkinson; three aunts, Alisha Schmidt, Stephanie (Dan Fehrman) Fendt and Heather (Tyler Barker) Fendt; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Anthony Langbecker and maternal great-grandfather, Richard Putnam.

The Pederson Funeral Home of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.pedersonfuneralhomes.com.

Pederson Funeral Home 213 S. Fifth St. Watertown

Ronald P. Mallow

ASHIPPUN - Ronald P. Mallow, 75, of Ashippun, passed away Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, at home surrounded by his family after a courageous battle against cancer.

Ron was born on March 21, 1935, on the family farm in the town of Ashippun, son of Paul and Alice (Gennerman) Mallow. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church in Ashippun and graduated from Oconomowoc High School in 1953. He served his country in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. He married Joan Sommerfeld in 1960 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Watertown.

A dedicated community member, Ron was a former member of the Ashippun Fire Department and also served as supervisor for the town of Ashippun for 10 years. Ron was an active church member, serving on the church council numerous times. He also was a director for the Ixonia Mutual Insurance Company for 20 years.

Ronald is survived by his wife Joan of Ashippun; a son, Greg Mallow of Ashippun; a daughter, Beth (David) Schmitz of Fort Atkinson; grandchildren, Mikala and Austin Schmitz; a sister, LaVerne Krueger of Oconomowoc; along with many other relatives and friends.

Ronald was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Kenneth Krueger.

If desired, memorials are suggested to St. John's Lutheran Building Fund, Ashippun, or to a charity of one's choice.

Funeral services for Ronald will be held on Friday at 7 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Ashippun. A visitation for family, neighbors and friends will be at the church from 3 p.m. until time of service. Burial will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. in Glenview Memorial Gardens, Ixonia.

Ron was a devoted father and dedicated to farming, even in “retirement.” He will be missed and forever in our hearts.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home 1165 East Summit Ave. Oconomowoc

Helen E. Alyea

WHEATON, Ill. - Helen E. Alyea, 100, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, at Brighton Gardens in Wheaton, Ill.

She was born April 23, 1910, daughter of Nels and Betty (Anderson) Johnson in New York City. She grew up in North Dakota and after earning her degree in education from Jamestown College in 1931, she taught in North Dakota for six years. In December 1937, she married Harold W. Alyea in San Benito, Texas. While in Texas, she was a teacher and then she was with her husband through his job transfers to Cincinnati, Ohio, and then to Milwaukee, Wis.

When she came to Wisconsin she continued as an educator and was a substitute teacher at the Waukesha Public Schools in Waukesha, Wis., where she was very dedicated to students with special needs. She owned “The Fabric Shop” in Genesee Depot, Wis., and was a former member of St. John Lutheran Church in North Prairie, Wis.

She will be missed by her children, Fredric (Charlotte) Alyea of Dunwoody, Ga., John “Jack” (Laurel) Alyea of San Carlos, Calif., James (Jean) Alyea of Wheaton, Marian (Chuck) Schmoller of Marshfield, Wis., and Robert (Jaclyn) Alyea of Germantown, Wis.; grandchildren, Scott Schmoller of Milwaukee, Brian (Lisa) Alyea of Cumming, Kristin (Dr. John) Epstein of Princeton Junction, N.J., Rebecca (Jim) Gill of Seattle, Wash., Brianne Schmoller of Sun Prairie, Wis., and Stefanie Alyea of Wheaton. She is further survived by her five great-grandchildren, Madeline, Isabella, Fredric, Lauren and James; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Harold Alyea in 1972; her daughter, Betty Alyea in 2006; her brother, Walter Johnson; her sister, Esther Johnson; and her lifelong friend, Jeanette Olson.

Visitation will be held at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha, on Wednesday, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. until the 10 a.m. funeral service. Graveside services will follow in Prairie Home Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Bethesda Lutheran Communities, c/o Development Department, 600 Hoffmann Drive, Watertown, WI 53094.

For further information or directions, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 262-547-4035. To leave the family an online tribute message visit www.waukeshafunerals.com.

Randle-Dable Funeral Cremation and Preplanning Services 1110 S. Grand Ave. Waukesha

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