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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2013 10:44 am

Alva Charles Kramer, Lloyd H. Voss, Jack D. Wendorf

Alva Charles Kramer

FORT ATKINSON — Alva Charles Kramer, age 95, of  Fort Atkinson, passed away on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Fort Memorial Hospital.

Alva was born in the town of Farmington on Jan. 30, 1917, the son of Frank and Ettie Mae (Cleveland) Kramer. He farmed in Jefferson before purchasing a farm in the town of Koshkonong. He also owned a trucking firm which hauled cattle and produce for the canning company. Alva was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Jefferson. He served as a volunteer fireman for the Jefferson Fire Department.

Surviving are, daughter, Shirley (Lee) Jackson, Whitewater; son, Gary Kramer, Oregon; daughter-in law, Elli Kramer, Jefferson; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Alva was preceded in death by his parents; three sons, Charles, John and Robert Kramer, six brothers, Raymond, Harry, Floyd, Edgar, Arthur and Dean Kramer; two sisters, Mae Bilau and Elsie Lembrich; and a granddaughter, Connie Jackson.

Family graveside services were held today at the Union Cemetery, Jefferson, with the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Comstock officiating.

The family would like to thank Dr. Donald Williams for the care and support he gave to Alva and their family.

The Nitardy Funeral Home of Fort Atkinson is assisting the family. To leave online condolences, visit

Nitardy Funeral Home, 1008 Madison St. Fort Atkinson

Lloyd H. Voss

Lloyd H. Voss, 89, of Watertown, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013.

Lloyd was born on Oct. 4, 1923, in Fond du Lac, the son of Hubert and Mathilda (Neuman) Voss. He served in the Army during World War II and then became a businessman in Watertown, owning Voss Motors 1946-70. Lloyd and his wife of 65 years, Lorraine, spent many happy years wintering in Arizona City, Ariz.

Survivors include wife, Lorraine; son Steven of Watertown; daughter Susan (James) Bliefernicht of Waupun; four grandchildren Spence Voss, Katie (nee Voss) Zoellick, Jacob and Kristin Bliefernicht; two great-grandsons Noah Zoellick and Beckett Bliefernicht.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters. Memorials to Father Flanagan Boystown-Nebraska or Easter Seals would be appreciated.

Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Wednesday at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Ixonia with the Rev. Allen Tetzlaff presiding. Visitation will be held on Wednesday 9 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Burial will be in the Norwegian Lutheran Cemetery in Ixonia.

Pederson-Nowatka Funeral Home of Watertown is caring for the family. Online condolences may be made at

Pederson-Nowatka Funeral Home, 213 S. Fifth St. Watertown

Jack D. Wendorf


JEFFERSON — Jack D. Wendorf, age 76, of Jefferson, died on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Alden Estates of Countryside in Jefferson.

He was born on Feb. 21, 1936, in Janesville, the son of Walter and Eleanore (Larson) Wendorf. He married Judith “Judy” A. Blaesel on April 8, 1961, in Jefferson. She preceded him in death on Jan. 21, 2003.

He was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jefferson. After his service in the Navy he worked at Carnation Company. He then owned and operated Wendorf Painting and Decorating for many years, retiring in 1998. Jack loved spending time with his family, dancing polkas, being outdoors, hunting and fishing. He was a member of Ducks Unlimited and was an avid Green Bay Packers fan.

He is survived by his two daughters, Julie (Jeremy) Borouchoff of Milwaukee and Jill (Paul) Benson of Lake Orion, Mich.; his grandchildren, Brianna Borouchoff, Tyler Benson, Alexander Benson, Avi Borouchoff and Joshua Benson; his sister, Phyllis Spangler of Jefferson; brother-in-law, John Blaesel of Madison, Ala.; a special companion, Lucille Hans; and his faithful dog, Pepper; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jefferson with the Rev. Wayne D. Mueller officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Union Cemetery in Jefferson.

Friends may call after 9 a.m. at the church on Tuesday until time of services.

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

The family wishes to thank the Rainbow Hospice staff and the nurses at Alden Estates of Countryside for the exceptional care they gave Jack. Also a special thanks to the Miller Law Office for all they did for Jack and his family at this time.

Olsen Funeral Home, 221 S. Center Ave.  Jefferson

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