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Posted: Friday, August 29, 2008 12:00 am

August 29, 2008

Pearl D. Nehls

HUSTISFORD - Pearl D. Nehls of Hustisford passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, surrounded by her loving family, at the age of 83 years.

She was born Sept. 12, 1924, in Rubicon, daughter of Edwin and Gertrude (Dummer) Thom. On July 7, 1945, she married Franklin K. Nehls at Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Pearl was a devoted daughter, wife, mother and grandmother. For more than 25 years Pearl touched the lives of Hustisford children. As head cook for the Hustisford school system, Pearl and her mother welcomed everyone with open arms, a smile and a kind word. Pearl was like that to everyone whose life she touched. She was often described as devout, kind, generous, loving and gracious. Pearl was a lifetime member of Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Hustisford for 54 years.

We were all blessed to have Pearl as a part of our lives. We will miss her dearly.

Pearl was preceded in death by her parents and her sister-in-law, Joyce Thom.

She is survived by her cherished husband, Franklin; her loving daughters, Pamela (Mark) Westphal of Appleton, Sandra (Donald) Held of Conover and Trina Stange of Juneau; her precious grandchildren, Michelle (Ronald) Klett of Oshkosh, Gary (Lori) Held of Fort Atkinson, Thomas (Kate) Burgess of DePere, Corey (Beth) Held of Mayville, Karin (Tony) Hug of Allenton, Michael Westphal of Lodi, Katie Stange of Juneau and Samantha Stange of Juneau; her darling great-grandchildren, Emily, Madalyn and Benjamin Burgess, Connor Klett, Jacob and Grady Held, Grace, Jimmy and Bobby Held, and Matthew and Michaela Hug; and her brother, Walter (Lucille) Thom of Tomahawk. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held Sunday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church, 269 N. Lake St., Hustisford. A funeral service will follow at 3:30 p.m. at the church with the Rev. Timothy Bauer officiating. Interment will be in Hustisford Cemetery. The Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home is serving the family (www.berndt-ledesma.com).

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

August 28, 2008

Alice Buchholz

Alice E. Buchholz, 94, of Watertown, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, at Marquardt Memorial Manor.

Alice was born on Aug. 31, 1913, in Elgin, Ill., daughter of Eugene and Anna (Kind) Kosterman. She was a 1931 graduate of Lake Mills High School. On July 29, 1937, she married Paul Buchholz and he preceded her in death on Jan. 15, 1971. Alice had been employed by the former Village Blacksmith, Carnation Breeders and the dietary department at Watertown Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Alice enjoyed crafts, reading, music and knitting, and she was an accomplished seamstress.

Survivors include a sister, Eleanore Kosterman of Illinois; a brother, Elmer Kosterman of Illinois; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is further preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home and Cremation Service with the Rev. Terry Larson officiating. Burial will be in Glenview Memorial Gardens, Ixonia.

Family and friends may call on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

Alice's family would like to express their appreciation to the caring staff, especially the CNA's, at Marquardt Memorial Manor.

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

August 26, 2008

Selma Koehler

Selma “Sally” E. Koehler, 97, of Watertown, passed away Monday morning, Aug. 25, 2008, at Watertown Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held at Christ United Methodist Church in Water-town at 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Lee Meissner officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Columbus.

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

Memorials may be made to Christ United Methodist Church in Watertown.

Selma E. Koehler was born on Jan. 28, 1911, in Othelow, Wash. (Franklin County), daughter of Henry A. and Rosina W. (Topp) Koehler.

Sally attended a country school in Portland township. She had been employed at the Mid-State Shoe Factory and at Watertown Metals, both in Watertown.

Sally was a very active member of Christ United Methodist Church in Watertown, serving on various committees. She was also a youth counselor and taught Sunday school for 40 years.

Survivors include a sister, Meta Urban of Watertown; three nephews; a niece; nine great-nephews; other relatives and friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents and sisters, Myrtle Karow and Gladys Koehler.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Christine Loging

JOHNSON CREEK - Christine Loging, 68, of Johnson Creek, formerly of Lake Mills, died on Monday, Aug. 25, 2008, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital.

She was born on Jan. 17, 1940, in Watertown, the daughter of the late Louis and Esther (Ohm) Buroff. She was a graduate of the former Northwestern Preparatory School in Watertown and later graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Christine married Lee Loging on Aug. 19, 1967, in Watertown. She had been an area resident most of her life. She taught many years at Lakeside Lutheran High School in Lake Mills.

She was an active member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lake Mills.

Survivors include her husband, Lee of Johnson Creek; her son, Jon (Kate) of Mankato, Minn.; her daughter, Shelly (Paul) May of Bloomington, Ill.; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church.

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

If desired, memorials may be made to St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church or Lakeside Lutheran.

The Claussen Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Claussen Funeral Home 416 W. Lake St. Lake Mills

August 25, 2008

Eric R. Mess

Eric R. Mess, 23, of Watertown, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008, at University Hospital in Madison.

He was born on Dec. 30, 1984, in Fort Atkinson, son of Eugene and Mary Beth (Spangler) Mess. He was a 2003 graduate of Lake Mills High School and had been employed at Covance in Madison. He was a member of St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Johnson Creek.

Eric enjoyed life and loved to spend time with his friends and family.

He will be deeply missed by his parents, Eugene and Mary Beth Mess of Watertown; his grandmothers, Diane Spangler of Johnson Creek and Mary Mess of Watertown; his two sisters, Heidi (Justin) Dunker of Rochester, Minn., and Emily (fiance' Jordan Hale) of De Forest; two brothers, Brian (Amy) Mess of Hugo, Minn., and Alex Mess of Watertown; a nephew, Adam Hale; a special friend, Kate Murphy of Madison; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Paul Spangler and Clarence Mess.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Johnson Creek with the Rev. Robert Hughes officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Schneider-Michaelis Funeral Home in Jefferson and again on Wednesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass.

Due to the construction on Highway 18, guests and families are to use the funeral home entrance on West Milwaukee Street.

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

Harley Rupprecht

Harley R. Rupprecht, 93, of Watertown, passed away on Friday afternoon, Aug. 22, 2008, at Golden Living Center in Watertown.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. James Werner officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Watertown.

Relatives and friends may call to pay their respects at the church on Tuesday from noon until the time of the service.

Memorials may be directed to St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Harley Russell Rupprecht was born on Sept. 24, 1914, in Clyman, son of Henry and Esther (Grulke) Rupprecht. On Sept. 28, 1941, he married Evelyn Eske at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lebanon.

Harley attended school in Watertown. He was a firefighter for the city of Watertown for 27 1/2 years and worked in the maintenance department at Watertown Memorial Hospital for 14 years.

Harley was a lifetime member of St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the board of elders for 20 years and Lutheran Cemetery Association. He was an active member of the A.A.L. Group No. 4 and an honorary member of Turner Hall, where he served as past president and was hall manager for eight years.

Harley enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He also enjoyed gardening, dogs and was a coin collector.

Survivors include two sisters, Ruby Radloff of Oshkosh and Marian Kohn of Watertown; numerous nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

Harley was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Evelyn on May 8, 1994; and two brothers-in-law, Harold Radloff and Donald “Dick” Kohn.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Dale Humphrey

OCONOMOWOC - Dale M. Humphrey, 59, of Oconomowoc, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, at his home.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral Home in Oconomowoc with the Rev. Ron Krug officiating. Burial will be in LaBelle Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Children's Hospital GI unit.

Dale was born July 31, 1949, in Hustisford, son of John C. and Erline (Schliewe) Humphrey. On May 19, 1984, he married the former Kathi Fulmer in Oconomowoc. He had been employed at the Lake Country Foods in Oconomowoc and was a member of the V.V.A. and St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc.

Surviving are his wife, Kathi; his parents; and his brother and sisters, Dennis (Cathy) Humphrey, Janice Humphrey and Vickie (Doug) Rupp.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral Home 121 S. Cross St. Oconomowoc

August 23, 2008

Laurel Marschke

Laurel Lynn Marschke, 41, of Racine, formerly of Watertown, passed away on Thursday August 21, 2008 at All Saints Wheaton Franciscan Hospital in Racine.

She was born on Nov. 22, 1966, in Watertown the daughter of Robert & Kathryn (Bergin) Lischka. She was a graduate of St. Bernard's Elementary School, 1985 grad of Watertown High School and a 1990 graduate of Carroll College in Waukesha. She married Sean Marschke on Oct. 22, 1994, at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Watertown. She worked as a bookkeeper for Felle & Beck SC in Racine. She was a Red Cross water safety instructor, member of St. Edward's Book Club and a member of St. Lucy's Catholic Church of Racine.

Survivors include: husband Sean Marschke of Racine; daughter Caylyn Marschke of Racine; parents Robert and Kathryn Lischka of Watertown; sister Linda (Don) Olson of Andover, Minn.; brother Layne Lischka of Scottsdale, Ariz.; parents-in-law Gregory (Catherine) Marschke of Sussex; brother-in-law David Marschke of Oconomowoc; grandmother Lu Marschke of Sussex; aunts Lorraine Koehler of Watertown, June (David) Gubin of Juneau and Dolores (Dennis) Gubin of Mayville; uncles James (Ruth) Lischka of Clarksville, Tenn., Alois (Francis) Lischka of Lake Mills, Joseph (Ruth) Lischka of Watertown, Ronald (Eileen) Lischka of Beaver Dam, William (Ardele) Bergin of Watertown and Patrick Bergin of Watertown; also survived by two nephews Andrew and Matthew Olson and other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her grandmother Hannah O. Bergin.

Funeral dervices will be held at noon on Tuesday Aug. 26 at St. Bernard's Catholic Church Watertown with the Rev. James Bergin SVD & Rev. John Bergin SVD officiating. Private family burial will be held at St. Bernard's Catholic Cemetery Watertown. Visitation will be Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at the church.

Memorials to Caylyn's Education Fund or Breast Cancer Recovery Foundation would be appreciated.

The family wishes to express deep and heartfelt appreciation to all the many friends and family who have so graciously contributed meals, time, resources and caring throughout Laurel's illness, your generosity will never be forgotten. A special thanks to Wheaton/ All Saints Cancer Care, Dr. Douglas Puffer and per Laurel's request, “Thank you to my favorite nurse.”

Pederson Funeral Home of Watertown is serving the family. http://www.pedersonfuneralhomes.com">www.pedersonfuneralhomes.com.

Pederson Funeral Home, 215 S. Fifth St., Watertown

August 22, 2008

Jason M. Daniels

Jason M. Daniels, 39, of Watertown, died on Wednes-day, Aug. 20, 2008.

He was born on Feb. 10, 1969, in Hillsboro. He was the proud father of two beautiful children, Brianna and Jack, and was a loving husband to Tracy.

Jason achieved his master of business administration degree from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and went on to be the president of Sterling Financial in Brookfield.

Jason brought love into the hearts of his family and friends who will miss him dearly.

Survivors include his wife, Tracy; a daughter, Brianna, 15; a son, Jack, 4 months; his parents, Lou and Kay Daniels; two sisters, Jenna (Mark Heller) Daniels and Jilleen (Adam Haupt) Daniels; a brother, John Daniels; nieces and nephews, Collin, Makaylah, Morgan and Kamran.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Eric and Daisy Daniels; and his maternal grandparents, Francis and Mary Rinke.

Funeral services will be held 11:30 a.m. Monday at St. Bernard's Catholic Church with the Rev. Thomas Marr officiating.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Pederson Funeral Home in Watertown and on Monday from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. at the church.

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

Pederson Funeral Home 213 S. Fifth St. Watertown

Anna B. Bowers

LAKE MILLS - Anna “Ann” B. Bowers, 86, of Lake Mills, died on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, at Sienna Crest in Marshall.

She was born on Dec. 17, 1921, daughter of the late Joseph and Katherine (Vogel) Koch in Jefferson. She was a 1940 graduate of Jefferson High School.

Ann married Roy F. Bowers on Jan. 15, 1944. He died on April 17, 1984.

They moved to Lake Mills in 1955. She had been employed at Schweiger Industries and later for many years at Hamlin, Inc.

Ann was an active member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Lake Mills American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 67, and had volunteered at the VA Hospital.

Survivors include her children, Carol (Thomas) Grable of Bullhead City, Ariz., David Bowers and Michael Bowers, both of Lake Mills, and Cindy (Peter) Schmitz of Sun Prairie; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Marian Schiferl of Jefferson, Rose Gourlie of Pewaukee and Verna Kosharek of Milton; other relatives and friends.

Also preceding in death were a brother, Clarence Koch, and a son, Richard.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. with Father Robert Hughes as celebrant. Burial will be in Rock Lake Cemetery.

Friends may call after 10 a.m. on Saturday at the church until the time of Mass.

If desired, memorials may be made to HospiceCare Inc. of Dane County or to the church.

The Claussen Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Claussen Funeral Home 416 W. Lake St. Lake Mills

August 21, 2008

Florence Gruennert

JEFFERSON - Florence M. Gruennert, 96, of Jefferson, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008, at Fort Memorial Hospital.

She was born on Oct. 5, 1911, in the town of Milford, daughter of the late William and Elizabeth (Buckley) Schuenke. She married Romeo Gruennert on Sept. 18, 1939. He preceded her in death on Jan. 11, 1996.

Florence graduated from Watertown High School in 1930. She enrolled in the teacher training course in Jefferson and attended the Whitewater Teacher's College. She taught at the Lake View School in rural Fort Atkinson and Helenville State Grade School in Helenville.

Florence enjoyed her flowers, bird watching, playing cards and going on Mystery Tours. She volunteered at St. Vincent de Paul for many years.

She is survived by two sons, Dennis (Judy) Gruennert of Jefferson and Thomas (Bonnie) Gruennert of Mukwonago; one daughter, Judy (Richard) Wedl of Jefferson; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Ruth Gruennert of Dallas, Texas; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Urban and Alton Schuenke, and one sister, Irene Voss.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with the Rev. Thomas Coyle officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of the Mass.

Memorials in Florence's name may be given to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Endowment Fund or a memorial of the donor's choice.

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

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

August 20, 2008

Ruth M. Weihert

COLUMBUS/FALL RIVER - Ruth M. Weihert, 83, died on Monday, Aug. 18, 2008, at Columbus Community Hospital.

She was born on Aug. 18, 1925, in the town of Aztalan, daughter of William and Mamie (Wagoner) Pranke. She was married and farmed in the Oakfield and Columbus area.

Ruth was the food service director at Zion Evangelical Lutheran School and later for the Columbus School District. She loved tending to her vegetable and flower gardens. Ruth was a member of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Columbus and its ladies aid.

Survivors include three sons, Del (Shelley) Weihert of Nelson, Bob (Connie) Weihert of Columbus and Mark (Brenda) Weihert of Soldiers Grove; two daughters, Melody (Jeff) Krakow of Columbus and Joy Krakow of Horicon; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, George (Betty) Pranke of Watertown; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Roy and Gilbert.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Columbus with the Rev. Daniel Sims officiating. Interment will be in Fall River Cemetery, Fall River.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the church.

Memorials may be directed to Lakeside Lutheran High School in Lake Mills or Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Jones-Jensen Funeral & Cremation 248 S. Ludington St. Columbus

Doreen A. Greene

Doreen A. Greene, 51, of Watertown, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008.

She is survived by her loving husband of 29 years, James Greene; children, Erik and Cody Greene; brothers and sisters, James (Lori) Johnson of Necedah, Kurt (Audrey) Johnson of Mesa, Ariz., Scott (Patti) Johnson of Oconomowoc, Cindy Johnson of Oconomowoc, Cheryl Buchert of Oconomowoc, Mike (Shellie) Johnson of Watertown, Rick (Jenni) Johnson of Denmark, Dan (Ann) Johnson of Maribel and Dave (Robin) Johnson of Stone Bank; brothers-in-law, Dennis Greene of Milwaukee, Jeff Greene of New Lisbon and Ron Greene of Muskego, sisters-in-law, Linda Divorik of Brookfield and Lynn Kranz of Elroy. Also survived by her mother, Patricia Johnson, and many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Wayne Johnson; a brother-in-law, Wayne Buchert; and sisters-in-law, Betty Jo Walslager and Renee Suzan Greene.

Funeral services will be held at the Pagenkopf Funeral Home on Friday at 6 p.m.

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

Memorials are suggested to the family.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home 1165 Summit Ave. Oconomowoc

Jerry E. Smith

SALISBURY, N.C. - Jerry E. Smith, 73, passed away suddenly on July 19, 2008, at his home in Salisbury. He was a former resident of Watertown, Wis.

Jerry was born on Aug. 7,1934, in Kewaunee, Wis., son of the late Dorothy and Walter Smith. He was a retired truck driver and mechanic, and served in the United States Marine Corps.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Norma Jean Smith; a brother, Robert (Helen) Smith of Minong, Wis.; and three children, Shelain (Steve) Hawkins, Kelvin Smith, and Phillip Smith, all of North Carolina; and five grandchildren.

Jerry loved to travel with his wife and friends in their RV, and was devoted to his wife, family, and church. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Funeral services were held at the Church of Latterday Saints, with interment at Sunset Memory Gardens.

August 19, 2008

Thomas Bemis

JOHNSON CREEK - Thomas “Tom” A. Bemis, 45, of Johnson Creek, passed away Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

Tom was born in Fond du Lac on June 26, 1963, son of Gary and Janet (Jansen) Bemis. On March 3, 1987, he married the former Jane Drown in Waukesha.

Tom loved upholstering and was a self-employed upholsterer.

He also loved to ride his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He enjoyed working on cars, motorcycles, hunting, fishing and remodeling homes.

Survivors include his wife, Jane Bemis of Johnson Creek; his mother, Janet Bemis; two daughters, Shannon Snoddy and Katie Bemis; a stepson, Jesse Wilcox; two grandchildren; Brayden Snoddy and Chase Wilcox; his sisters, Julie (Danny) Stephany and Laurie (Mike) Petrie; brothers, Greg (Carol) Bemis and Joseph Bemis; other relatives and friends.

Tom's father, Gary Bemis, preceded him in death.

There will be no visitation or service.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Maryhelen Moser

WAUPACA - Maryhelen “Dolly” Moser, 78, of Waupaca, died at home peacefully while surrounded by family on Friday, Aug. 15, 2008.

She was born May 28, 1930, in Milwaukee , daughter of the late Fred and Izola (Beck) Schneider. Dolly married Charles Moser Jr. on Aug. 28, 1948, in Milwaukee. They would have celebrated 60 wonderful years in just two weeks.

She will be sadly missed by her husband, Chuck; children, Susan (Tom) Mountin of Wauwatosa, James (Dawn) Moser of Watertown, Sandra (Rick) Aumann of Mayville, David (friend, Shirley Perry) Moser of Newburg and Kris (Joe) Sroka of Waupaca; other special children, Bill and Maria Belke of Hustisford; two sisters, Gwen (Dick) Marquardt of Wautoma and Grace (Dan) Hundt of Hustisford; a sister-in-law; three brothers-in-law; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces, nephews and special friends.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

The funeral Mass will be held at noon Saturday at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church with Father Brian Belongea officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of mass.

A memorial fund has been established in Mary's name.

Maple Crest Funeral Home N2620 Highway 22 Waupaca

Edward Kittel

ROCKFORD, Ill. - Edward H. Kittel, 79, a resident of Rockford for 55 years, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008, in his home surrounded by his family.

Born April 9, 1929, in Watertown, Wis., the son of William and Laura (Hanke) Kittel. Edward worked as a machine repair engineer for Atwood Vacuum, retired in 1999 from Atwood Mobile Products. After his retirement, he worked part-time for MTP, Inc. (Papa John's). Member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church and active with the Corn Boil, volunteer with the Abiding Group at Wesley Willows, was always looking to learn something new, enjoyed NASCAR, playing cards and was always willing to volunteer his time to others.

Survived by his wife, Judy (together for 19 years); sons, Clifford (Karen Streeter) Kittel and Curtis (Kim) Kittel; daughter, Andrea (Jose) Kittel-Wingo; granddaughter, Kelly Kittel; brothers, William “Bill” and Fred Kittel; sisters, Nora Zubke, Ella Reinel and Mary Meyer; mothers of his children, Janet Nimm (Kittel) and Robin Kittel; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Ruth Weege.

A special thank you to the Visiting Nurses Association Hospice for its compassionate care given to Edward.

Memorial service was held Aug. 14 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church with Pastor George David.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Visiting Nurses Association Hospice, 4223 E. State St., Rockford, Ill., 61108. Family and friends may extend online condolences at http://www.fitzgeraldfunerallhome.com">www.fitzgeraldfunerallhome.com.

August 18, 2008

Lloyd Ebert

Lloyd “Moose” G. Ebert, 85, of Watertown, was called to his heavenly home on Saturday morning, Aug. 16, 2008, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at noon at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. Myron Kell officiating. Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and at the church on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. A Time of Remembrance will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Memorials, if desired, may be directed to the family.

Lloyd was born on March 24, 1923, in Hubbleton, son of William and Frieda (Gerstner) Ebert. He attended Youkers School in Waterloo. On July 5, 1958, he married the former Priscilla Ella Alvina Ann Gebhard at Dr. Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc. She preceded him in death on July 22, 2006.

Lloyd had been employed by Brandt Automatic Cashier in Watertown for 39 1/2 years. He had also been employed as a bartender for the M&M Bar in Watertown for over 20 years. He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Watertown, Watertown Turner Hall Association, Plattdeutscher Verein and AARP Chapter No. 2007.

Lloyd loved playing sheepshead and playing cribbage with his son, Rich. He was a shuffle board champion and state bowling champion. Lloyd was an avid flee marketer. He loved cats, especially Nickelodeon, and enjoyed polka music.

He is survived by three children, Richard Ebert and Rhonda (Robert) VanLoo, both of Watertown, and Rita Lundeen of Ixonia; 11 grandchildren, Haven (fiance Josh Kappes) Lundeen, Harlen Lundeen, Hope Lundeen, Hogan Lundeen, Hunter Lundeen, Kurt (Tracy) VanLoo, Katie (Chris) Baumgart, Eric VanLoo, Brenda (Brian) Schultz, Anna (Chris) Muhle and Erika Pintelon; two great-grandchildren, Dakota Wayne VanLoo and Saphyre Elizabeth VanLoo; a sister-in-law, Esther Drinkman of Woodville; a brother-in-law, Fritz Gebhard of Hustisford; nieces, a nephew, other relatives and friends.

Lloyd was the last member of his immediate family, being further preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Kenneth Ebert; and a sister, Marcella Schultz.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Ernest Raatz

DOUSMAN - Ernest Edward Raatz, 78, of Dousman, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008, at Clearview in Juneau due to Lewy body disease.

Ernest was born on July 16, 1930, in Genesee Depot, son of Ernest and Elizabeth (Van Dorf) Raatz. He married the former Yvonne Kemmer-ling on Sept. 9, 1950. He had served in the Air Force National Guard as a firefighter and his unit was activated for the Korean Conflict. Ernest had been employed by the Pet Milk Company of North Prairie and retired from Carnation Instant Company of Oconomowoc. His hobbies included fishing, horseshoes, woodworking and playing cards with his friends.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Yvonne; their children, Rita (Edwin) Kasten of Stone Lake, Lorraine (Thomas) Hughes of Helen-ville and Steven (Rose) Raatz of Watertown; five grandchildren, Angela (Nate) Baum of Jefferson, Matthew and Timothy Kasten of Stone Lake and Jacob and Brittany Raatz of Watertown; a brother, Eugene (Lola) Raatz of Grand Marsh; a sister, Pauline Radtke of Mason; three brothers-in-law, August (Gloria) Kemmerling of Houston, Texas, Richard Kemmerling of Clyman and Gordon (Karen) Kemmerling of Watertown; also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

At the request of Ernest, there will be no funeral services.

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

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

Mary P. Klein

LAKE MILLS - Mary Patricia Klein, 82, of Lake Mills, died on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008, at home.

She was born on Aug. 26, 1925, daughter of the late Edward P. and Ursula (Fischenich) Durkin in Madison. She was a graduate of Madison West High School and then attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Mary Pat married Donald Klein of Madison in November 1948 at St. Patrick's Church. He died on Nov. 29, 2002.

They moved to Lake Mills in 1955, where Don was in partnership at the S & K Meat Market for a number of years. They owned and operated the former Cottage Hotel later, and for a few years had a small restaurant there.

She served on various boards and committees, school board, county board, Rock Lake Manor board, etc.

Pat was an active member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and served over the years in any way useful she was capable of doing. She was also a member of the Lake Mills American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 67.

Her one favorite activity outside of family was the St. Vincent's de Paul Society. The Kleins rented them their first store location, finally selling it to them after many years. When St. Vincent's outgrew that place, they worked to get the new store up and running along with other members. They were also members and active as long as physically possible. The wonderful work done for the needy appealed to them and they never tired of it.

Pat always regarded her children as the greatest accomplishment of her entire life.

Don and Pat were the proud parents of eight children, Thomas, now deceased, and his wife, Sonia of Lake Mills, Daniel (Vicki) of Sturgeon Bay, Mark (Lylje) of Seattle, Wash., Kathy (Brian) Schmidt of Jefferson, Paul (Angie Hobbs), Edward (Laura) and Leonard (Ginger), all of Lake Mills, and Marisue (Terence) Martin of Surrey, British Columbia, Canada; 25 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Ter-rance (Ramona) Durkin and Edward (Winnifred) Durkin; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Gandolph, Mary Klein and Rosemary Klein; nieces, nephews, the Watts and Durkin cousins, and many dear friends.

Also preceding in death was a brother, Donald; two brothers-in-law, Harold and Eugene Klein; and other family members.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with Father Robert Hughes as celebrant. Following a luncheon at the Catechetical Center, burial will be in St. Mary Magdalene's Catholic Cemetery in Johnson Creek.

A rosary will be held on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. at St. Francis Church, followed by the visitation at 9 a.m. until the time of Mass.

Memorials would be appreciated to the St. Vincent de Paul Society for Masses or a charity of one's choice.

“Life has been good. I Thank Almighty God for every minute of it, even the rough spots.”

Claussen Funeral Home 416 W. Lake St. Lake Mills

Betty J. Kuhl

MUKWONAGO - Betty J. Kuhl, 65, of Mukwonago, passed away on Sunday morning, Aug. 17, 2008, at University of Wisconsin Hospitals following a 10-month courageous battle with cancer.

The former Betty Jean Kuehn was born on Dec. 29, 1942, in Watertown, daughter of Oscar and Marguerite (Vergenz) Kuehn. She was a 1960 graduate of Northwestern High School in Watertown. Betty received a degree in accounting from Madison Area Technical College. She had been married to John Wolter. On Nov. 16, 2001, she married Edwin Kuhl in Branson, Mo.

Betty had been employed by the state of Wisconsin as an accountant in the Division of Corrections, and by the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and Whitewater. Currently she had been employed by J.P. Tech in East Troy.

Survivors include her husband, Edwin of Mukwonago; four children, Andy Wolter and Kim (Wayne) Wolff, both of Watertown, Renee (James) Metzner of Stanley and Mike (Margaret) Wolter of Oconomowoc; three stepchildren, Gary (Jodi) Kuhl of Kenosha, Will (Terri) Thies and Diahann Kuhl, both of Whitewater; 10 grandchildren, Nic Wolter, Peyton Wolter, Erika Wolff, Taylor Wolff, Dillan Metzner, Hunter Metzner, Mason Wolter, Nathan Kuhl, Keefer Kuhl and Zachary Thies; two sisters, Lavonne (Tom) Schultz of Sun Prairie and Linda (Ronald) Maas of Watertown; two brothers, Larry (Annette) Kuehn of Watertown and Edward Kuehn of Billings, Mont.; and a sister-in law, Judy Kuehn of Watertown.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Donald Kuehn.

Betty was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Mukwonago and a former member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Water-town. She was an avid polka dancer and enjoyed tennis, biking and gardening.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. Keith Kuschel of St. John's Lutheran Church in Mukwonago officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, town of Watertown.

Relatives and friends may call at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Memorials, if desired, may be directed to St. John's Lutheran Church Building Fund in Mukwonago or the American Cancer Society for melanoma research.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Carl Breitenbach

Carl Breitenbach, 26, died unexpectedly Friday, Aug. 1, 2008, at his home in Zhuhai, China.

A celebration of Carl's life will be held at St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 615 Jones St., Watertown, at 2 p.m. Saturday, with a memorial service at 3 p.m. A light luncheon will be served in the parish hall.

Carl was born on July 20, 1982, in Madison, son of Denise Shi of Mansfield, Texas, and Frank Breitenbach of Montello. He was a 2001 graduate of Lakeside Lutheran High School in Lake Mills. He was married to Helen (Li Hai Ling) on Oct. 30, 2005, in Zhuhai. They have a son, Andrew, 2 1/2 years old.

Carl worked for CCI Electronics in Zhuhai for seven years. He loved living in China, spoke fluent Chinese, and spend some of his happiest years there. Although Carl lived only 26 years, he packed a lot of life into those years. His favorite quote was “Live life to the fullest. You only live once.”

Carl is survived by his wife, Helen, and son, Andrew, both of Zhuhai; his father, Frank; his mother, Denise; a sister, Sabrina Breitenbach of Green Bay; his grandmother, Anita Lueck of Watertown; and many other relatives and friends around the world.

Carl was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Richard H. Lueck, and his beloved dog, Whitey.

August 16, 2008

Clifford Miller

Clifford J. Miller, age 86, passed away on Friday Aug. 15, 2008, at his home.

Clifford was born on Sept. 16, 1921, in the town of Herman, the son of George and Hilda (Roggenbauer) Miller. He had farmed in the Hustisford area for many years. Clifford was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church and he had been a member of the Farm Bureau. He loved to hunt and fish with his friend Richie.

Clifford was the last member of his immediate family. He is survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Clarence and Lester Miller; and two sisters, Linda Schwartz and Rosetta Higgins.

Funeral services will be on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home and Cremation Service with Father Brian Wilk of St. Henry Catholic Church officiating. Burial will be in St. Henry Cemetery. Family and friends may call on Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

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

Hilma Lemminger

Hilma Lemminger, 88, of Watertown, passed away Thursday evening, Aug. 14, 2008, at Marquardt Memorial Manor in Watertown, following a courageous battle with cancer.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Henry Catholic Church with Father Brian Wilk presiding. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Watertown.

Relatives and friends may call to pay their respects on Sunday at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown from 4 to 8 p.m. and at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass.

The former Hilma Olsen was born in Manistique, Mich., on Dec. 18, 1919, to John and Gunhild (Jonassen) Olsen. In 1941 she married Carl H. Lemminger in Milwaukee. He preceded her in death on Feb. 16, 1993.

Hilma was a graduate of Manistique High School in Michigan. She had been employed at Bethesda Lutheran Home in Watertown as a clothing aide. Hilma was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church in Watertown since 1946. She was also a member of the Watertown Senior Center and AARP. Hilma loved music and played the organ at the Watertown Senior Center for 15 years during lunch and helped with serving dinner. She also loved creative arts and was a painter.

Survivors include three children, Carl A. (Judy) Lemminger of Menomonee Falls, Carol A. (Roger W.) Perleberg of Waukesha and Jean M. (Don) Draves of Brookfield; six grandchildren, Sherry Tabbert, Mark (Stacey) Lupo, Andrew (Mary) Perleberg, Michael Perleberg, Kelly (Carlos) Ramirez and Christin (Ryan) Nanney; 13 great-grandchildren; a sister, Olga Anderson of Manistique, Mich.; a special friend, Harold Wilke of Watertown; nieces nephews, other relatives and friends.

Hilma was further preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Arnie Olsen, Hans Olsen and a stepsister, Pauline.

Hafemeister Funeral Home, 611 E. Main St. Watertown

August 14, 2008

Evelyn Treptow

LAKE MILLS - Evelyn M. Treptow, 94, of Lake Mills was called to her eternal home on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008.

She was born on Aug. 13, 1913, in the town of Almon, daughter of Frank and Hulda (Conradt) Radun. She was made a member of God's family through baptism on Sept. 7, 1913. On April 10, 1927, she confirmed her faith in her Savior at St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church in the town of Almon.

Evelyn married Arthur E. Treptow of Bowler on Oct. 30, 1932. The couple resided in various places in the Bowler area before moving to Lake Mills 53 years ago. In each place, Evelyn focused her skills on making comfortable homes and providing loving care for her family. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, collecting recipes and news of family and friends.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband on Jan. 12, 2000; her sisters, Eleanor Sullivan, Lorena Gast, Elsie Leher, Viola Allen and Lillian Schwartzkopf; a brother, Clarence; and one daughter, Shirley Schwitzer on June 4.

She is survived by daughters, Sharon R. Yanggen (Lloyd Thoma) and Mary Lou Treptow, both of Lake Mills; grandchildren, Gregory (Judy) Schwitzer of Sun Prairie, Michelle (Greg Stezenski) Schwitzer of Shawano, Steven (Lela) Schwitzer of Legend Lake and Tammie (Timothy) Kassulke of Waukesha; 12 great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and three stepgreat-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Lucille Treptow; nieces and nephews.

A Christian funeral service will be held at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lake Mills on Friday at 7 p.m. Burial will take place at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Evergreen Cemetery, town of Almon.

Family and friends may pay their respects at the church on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lake Mills or Lakeside Lutheran High School.

The Claussen Funeral Home of Lake Mills is assisting the family.

Claussen Funeral Home 416 W. Lake St. Lake Mills

Gerald L. Komar

Gerald L. Komar, 67, of Watertown, passed away Monday, Aug. 11, 2008.

Survived by loving wife of 41 years, Sharon Komar (Lewitzke); children, Jerry “Jake” (Kelly) Komar and Sherrie (Joseph) Erbs; brothers and sisters, Richard Komar, Sharon Komar, Kenneth Komar, Jeanine Kubasiak and Daniel Lewitzke; grandchildren, James Muth, Tabatha Komar, future grandson Tyler Joseph Erbs, Daniel, Jason, Amanda, Brandon, Jesse, Brittany, Chloe, Vanessa, Alex, Ashley and Dustin.

Preceded in death by his parents; brother, David Komar; and sister, Judy Riemer.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Pagenkopf Funeral Home. A prayer service will begin at 7 p.m.

Interment will be in Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Union Grove, on Friday at 9 a.m.

The family would like to thank the Vitas Hospice for their care.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home 1165 Summit Ave. Highway 67 Oconomowoc

Genevieve C. Gay

TEMPE, Ariz. - Genevieve C. Gay, 76, of Tempe, formerly of Watertown, Wis., passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008, at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa.

Genevieve was born in the town of Lebanon, Wis., on May 14, 1932, daughter of LeRoy and Minnie (Feske) Krebs. She was a 1951 graduate of Watertown High School. On Dec. 19, 1954, she married C. Warren Gay at First Baptist Church in Watertown. He preceded her in death on May 1, 1993. She had worked for J.C. Penney in Arizona until it was time to help raise her grandchildren.

Gen is survived by her children, Clarence Gay of Tempe, Connie (Roger) Karseboom of Chandler, LeRoy (Shawn) Gay of Glendale, Larry (Lori) Gay of Mesa; six grandchildren, Matthew (Catherine) Gay of El Paso, Texas, Chelsea Steward of Mesa, David Karseboom and Jason Karseboom, both of Chandler, Tanner Steward of Mesa and Maghan Fernandez of Glendale; a brother, Richard (Diane) Krebs of Watertown; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Gen was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Lloyd “Butchie” Krebs.

Private family services will be held at Green Acres in Scottsdale. Any condolences may be sent to Connie Karseboom, 1201 N. Dustin Lane, Chandler 85226.

Gen will be missed by family and friends. “God saw she was getting tired. So he put his arms around her and whispered, ‘Come with me.'”

August 13, 2008

Donna J. Fero

WATERLOO - Donna Jean Fero of Waterloo died on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008, at the age of 83 years.

Donna was a woman of strong faith who doted on her children, Bob Meracle and Bruce Fero. Her grandchildren, Mykol Susan Fero and Casey Ryan Fero, were her greatest joy. Donna also had a special place in her heart for Bruce's wife, Pat, and for Scot Ellis, Mykol's husband.

Best of all, when Donna needed it most, her great-granddaughter, Tessa Casey, climbed into grandma's lap and could say, “Gamma Donna.” Also surviving are her two brothers, Ramon and Robert Brown.

Donna was born Feb. 7, 1925, daughter of Harold Brown and Mildred Rosman.

Preceding her in death were her sister, Charlene; Julie Meracle, beloved wife of Bob; and her dear grandson, Casey.

Donna requested a private family service. She specified no flowers or cards. In addition, Donna asked any tributes to her be made to the Casey Fero Biobank, in care of Wisconsin Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Association, 747 Lois Drive, Sun Prairie 53590, (www.wicfs-me.org).

The extended Fero family wishes to thank Dr. Ben Schmidt of Waterloo, Dr. John Walz of Columbus Hospital and the caring staff at both St. Mary's Hospital and the Don and Marilyn Anderson Hospice Center.

Cress Funeral Home 1310 Emerald Terrace Sun Prairie

Dale G. Humphrey

Dale Gordon Humphrey, 60, found well deserved peace on Friday, Aug. 1, 2008, after his courageous battle with cancer in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Dale was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the United States Navy. He was an active sportsman for many years, enjoying hunting, trapping and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rodney Humphrey and Jean Depaw; a brother, John Humphrey; and his grandmother, Rena Humphrey.

Dale is survived by his daughter, Victoria, and grandson, Dylan, both of Oconomowoc; his uncle, Gordon Humphrey of Florida; a brother, David Humphrey of Florida; a sister, Linda (Gene) Smith of Tennessee; a nephew, Robert Binney of Florida; and a special friend, Lisa Steininger of Ashippun.

Dale will be buried in St. John's Cemetery, Stone Bank, this fall.

August 12, 2008

Oliver H. Kirscher

Oliver “Ozzy” H. Kirscher, 90, of Watertown, passed away Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, at his home.

Oliver Hugo Kirscher was born on Nov. 22, 1917, in Van Meter, Iowa, son of Joseph and Anna (Schnitger) Kirscher. He married Esther May Barden in Rockford, Ill., in 1959.

Ozzy had been employed in the scrap yard at Loeb's in Watertown for 18 years and had been an independent contractor. He was very involved and loved the local steam engine tractor shows and airplane shows.

He is survived by his children, Janice Kusick of Wisconsin Rapids, Christine Van De Mark of Colorado Springs, Colo., a stepdaughter, Cheryl (Mike) McGuern of Adams, a stepson, Willard (Gloria) Strache of Worthington, Minn., Carolyn (Butch) Gleason of Bagdad, Ky., Peter (Rosie) Kirscher of Portage, Cindy (Richard) Wilcox of Huron, S.D., Peggy (Tom) Sumpter of Adams, Oliver (Kathy) Kirscher Jr. of Huron and Jessica (Ross) Morrison of Pocahontas, Ark.; 18 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Ozzy was preceded in death by his parents and his loving companion, Elsie Morrison.

A funeral service will be held at the Hafemeister Funeral Home on Friday at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Robert Loggans of Calvary Baptist Church in Watertown officiating. Burial will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery, Watertown.

Relatives and friends may call to pay their respects at the funeral home on Friday from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Franklin Zabell

Franklin Frederick Zabell, 69, of Watertown, died believing in Jesus, the world's Savior, and was called to his home in heaven during the early morning hours of Monday, Aug. 11, 2008.

Franklin was born in Pigeon, Mich., on Aug. 24, 1938, son of Frederick and Emma (Einhardt) Zabell, and was born again in the waters of Holy Baptism on Sept. 7, 1938. He was confirmed in the Lutheran faith on April 27, 1952.

He met his wife, Bethel Kell, while standing in the registration line at Dr. Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minn. The two were married on June 17, 1962, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Watertown, S.D., and were blessed with 46 years of marriage.

From his childhood days on the farm, Franklin took an interest in music, and he spent most of his adult life directing choirs and playing the organ for services in church. Before graduating from college, he served as tutor at Northwestern Lutheran Academy in Mobridge, S.D. Upon graduation he was called to serve as principal and teacher first at Grace Lutheran in Benton Harbor, Mich., and then at Gethsemane Lutheran in Milwaukee. In 1972 he accepted the call to teach music and direct choir at Northwestern Preparatory School (now known as Luther Preparatory School), where he served until his retirement in 1995. While there, he founded and directed a traveling choir of select students called the Prep Singers. He also founded and directed a local Lutheran adult choral group called the Vesper Singers, who presented concerts of Christian music in Watertown for a number of years.

During his time in Watertown he directed church choirs at Immanuel Lutheran in Farmington and Trinity Lutheran in Watertown, and was an organist at both churches. He also served for a time as district worship coordinator for the Western Wisconsin District of the Wisconsin Synod.

Among those who survive him are his wife, Bethel; two daughters and sons-in-law, Amy and Hans Zietlow of Onalaska and Bethel and the Rev. Daniel Balge of New Ulm, Minn.; one son and daughter-in-law, the Rev. Jon and Julie Zabell of Green Bay; grandchildren, Sarah and Scott Zietlow, Lydia, Martha, Philip, Thomas and John Balge, Eric, Isaiah, Jacob, and Margaret Zabell; three sisters, Katherine (the Rev. Rolfe) Westendorf of Dalton, Marilyn Zabell of Bay City, Mich., and Susan (Henry) Hammerbacher of Freeland, Mich.; one brother-in-law, James (Mary Gail) Kell of Versailles, Ky.; and many other friends, relatives and loved ones.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother.

A service of Christian funeral will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. Paul Kuckhahn preaching and the Rev. Brett Brauer presiding.

Relatives and friends may call to pay their respects at the Hafemeister Funeral Home, 611 E. Main St., Watertown, on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m., and at the church on Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to Trinity Lutheran Church of Watertown and Luther Preparatory School in Watertown.

“Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:33).

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Vivan Frederick

JUNEAU - Vivan H. Frederick passed away Monday, Aug. 11, 2008, at Clearview North at the age of 92 years.

Vivan was born in the town of Lebanon on March 1, 1916, son of Arthur and Ella (Zillmer) Frederick. On April 7, 1943, he married Gladys Gertrude Schmidt at Zion Lutheran Church in Ashippun.

For 50 years, Vivan farmed in the town of Hubbard, operating his own threshing rig and doing “custom” threshing for area farmers for many years in the 1940s and 1950s. He also worked for the town of Hubbard part-time, operating the snowplow and grader.

Vivan was a longtime member of the Lutheran church, for the past 17 years at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Mayville. At the time of his death, Vivan was the oldest male member of Immanuel's congregation.

Vivan is preceded in death by his wife, Gladys in 1988; four brothers, Harold, Melvin, Clarence and Kenneth; and a sister, Laverna Draeger.

He is survived by his son, George of Theresa; his grandson, Mike Hoecherl of Racine; his great-granddaughter, Payton Hoecherl; and his sister, Lorraine Rose of Watertown. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held on Thursday from noon until 2 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, N8092 County Highway AY, Mayville. A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. at the church with the Rev. James Mallmann officiating.

Memorials to the family would be appreciated.

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

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

August 11, 2008

June Olejniczak

June G. Olejniczak, 74, of Watertown, passed away peacefully in the loving arms of her family on Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, at her home. June waged a courageous and mercifully short battle with cancer. She surrendered her spirit with dignity in the presence of her children, grandchildren, family and friends.

June was born in Green Bay on Jan. 13, 1934, daughter of Clyde and Gladys (Kollman) Weycker. She was a 1952 graduate of Amberg High School. On June 12, 1954, she was joined in holy matrimony to Roger Olejni-czak, also of Green Bay.

June cared for numerous local residents as a personal aide and was employed as a nursing assistant at St. Joseph's Home for several years. Her two dogs, Guapo and Coset, filled her last years with joy, amusement and companionship.

June was an avid traveler, enjoyed trips to Alaska, England and the Caribbean. She and Roger made frequent automobile journeys to Atlanta, Ga., to visit with their daughter, Kim and her family. Most of all, June relished her numerous jaunts to bingo halls and casinos with her friends, children and grandchildren.

She was an avid reader and learned to navigate computers and the Internet in her later years. Her home was her castle, and as queen of that castle, she ruled benevolently, inviting friends and family to share in the beautiful view of the brickyard pond from her back porch. The love she had for Watertown and the many people who touched her life here gave her a wonderful sense of belonging to this community. June was a member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Watertown.

Among those June left behind to continue their earthly journey are two daughters and sons-in-law, Kim and Rob Anda of Peachtree City, Ga., and Kelly and Kyle Bergdoll of Watertown; three sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel and Mary Jo and Mitchell “Mick,” all of Watertown, and Neil and Stacey of Green Bay; grandchildren, Erin and Quentin Bergdoll, Cullen, Nathan and Bret Olejniczak, Kelsey and Will Anda, Andrea (Patrick) Amel and Jared Olejniczak, Olivia and Ben Block; a great-grandson, William Amel; her brothers, Clyde (Diane), Byron (Jan) and Larry (Marian) Weycker; her sister, Jean (James) Routhieaux; sisters-in-law, Carole (Ken) Weinhauer, Tina (Gerry) Seifert and Judy (Paul) LaBonte; and brothers-in-law, Larry (Judy) Olejniczak and Dick (Betty) Olen. Also surviving are her aunts, Helen Chartier and Ruth (Barney) Farah. She leaves behind her special friends, Terri and Ken Weidensee, Colleen Sinder-mann, Bonnie Tietz and many other “angels” that provided friendship, support and care especially during her illness.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roger on April 30, 2002; and a brother-in-law, Gerry Seifert.

A memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, at 11 a.m. at St. Ber-nard's Catholic Church in Watertown with Father Thomas Marr presiding.

Relatives and friends may call to pay their respects at the church on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass.

In lieu of flowers, donations will be directed to the Watertown Humane Society and the Watertown Historical Society.

Special thanks to Dr. Eastman, Karen and Jan at the UW Health Oncology Clinic in Johnson Creek, Dr. Terry Turke and Rainbow Hospice Care.

“A softer heart has ne'er been found,

“and when that heart stopped beating

“Her spirit lifted to the sky

“and she embraced her leaving.”

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Violet Hall

LAKE MILLS - Violet G.S. Hall, 92, of Lake Mills, died on Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, at the Willowbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lake Mills.

She was born on May 13, 1916, at Markesan, daughter of the late Frank and Anna (Schwantes) Schweder. Vi married Ralph Hall on May 12, 1961, in Rockford, Ill. He died on Jan. 13, 1996.

Vi was raised in Jefferson and graduated from Jefferson High School. She had lived in Fort Atkinson, Aztalan and Johnson Creek before moving to Lake Mills in 1990. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, WELCA and the Trinity Prayer chain.

While in Fort Atkinson, Vi was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church, taught Sunday school and Bible school, sang in the choir, and was an officer in the Grace Missionary Society. She was also active in Girl Scouts and a Brownie leader.

Vi enjoyed sewing, gardening, playing cards and games with her children and grandchildren, camping and fishing.

Survivors include one son, Steve (Donna) Barlow of Lake Mills; three daughters, Carol (Raymond) Wendt and Janice (David) Alexander, both of Fort Atkinson, and Deanna Hall of Prairie du Sac; one stepson, Robert (Donna) Hall of Elva; five stepdaughters, Patricia Stolarczyk of Watertown, Sylvia (Don) Starke of Nashotah, Mary (Joe) Toth of Jefferson, Pamela (David) Lederer of Watertown and Kristie Morris of Jefferson; 13 grandchildren, 17 stepgrandchildren; many great-grandchildren; two half brothers, Norman (Lucille) Schweder and Glenn (Mabel) Schweder, both of Markesan; two half sisters, Irene Westover and Elaine Wilde, both of Markesan; other relatives and friends.

Also preceding in death was a son, Gerald, Jr.; a granddaughter, Christy LaRue; a brother, Palmer; five sisters, Esther Weiland, Ruth Keeney, Dorothy Fogtman, Olive Embs and Goldie Guttenberg; three half brothers, Orrin “Bud” Schweder, Merrill Schweder and Keith Schweder; and two stepbrothers, Henry Schultz and Howard Schultz.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lake Mills with the Rev. Mark Dressel officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Fort Atkinson.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or Jefferson County Humane Society.

The Claussen Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Claussen Funeral Home 416 W. Lake St. Lake Mills

Richard Kilmartin

Richard Kilmartin, of the Menomonee Falls, Watertown and Milton areas, passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 4, 2008, at the age of 68.

He is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Barbara, of 25 years. He is also survived by the mother of his sons, Janice (Holmes) Foreman. He was the loving father of Mark Kilmartin, Todd (Jamie) Kilmartin, Tammy (Rob) Pyka and Tracy (Becky) Zingler; proud grandpa of David, Jessica, Kora, Maddy, Owen, Paige and one on the way; great-grandpa of Dylan; son-in law of Robert Grall; brother of Randy (Judy) Kilmartin, Jim Kilmartin and Joni Worley.

Private family services will be held.

August 9, 2008

Daniel J. Hall

MAYVILLE - Daniel J. Hall, 15, of Potosi, formerly of Watertown, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008. Daniel, his mother Janet, and his friend Tiffany passed away as the result of an automobile accident.

Funeral services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Mayville with the Rev. Barb Berg and the Rev. Geoffrey Hoy officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery in Mayville.

Friends and relatives may call to pay their respects at the church Monday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The Koepsell Funeral Home of Mayville is serving the family.

He was born Nov. 24, 1992, in Canon City, Colo., the son of Marten M. Hall and Janet (Dietrich). He attended Watertown High School and currently was attending Platteville High School.

Survivors include his father, Marten M. Hall of Canon City; his maternal grandmother, Lois Cota of Mayville; maternal grandfather, Orville Dietrich of Watertown; paternal grandmother, Beverly Schaedla of Sacramento, Calif.; a sister, Rebecca (Scott) Miller of Waukesha; an aunt, Chris (Tom) Dehnert of Watertown; an uncle, Andrew C. Dietrich of Watertown; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Janet, and paternal grandfather.

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

Janet Indermuehle

MAYVILLE - Janet A. Indermuehle, 48, of Potosi, formerly of Watertown, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008. Janet and her son, Daniel, passed away as the result of an automobile accident.

Funeral services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Mayville, with the Rev. Barb Berg and the Rev. Geoffrey Hoy officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery in Mayville.

Friends and relatives may call to pay their respects at the church Monday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Koepsell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She was born April 22, 1960, in Waupun, the daughter of Orville Dietrich and Lois (Brown). She was a 1978 graduate of Mayville High School attended the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and the University of Alaska in Anchorage and Lakeside School of Massage Therapy. Janet was a massage therapist at Jan's Healing Hands in Platteville.

Survivors include a daughter, Rebecca (Scott) Miller of Waukesha; her mother, Lois Cota of Mayville; her father, Orville Dietrich of Watertown; a sister, Chris (Tom) Dehnert of Watertown; a brother, Andrew C. Dietrich of Watertown; aunts; uncles; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents; a son, Daniel; and stepfather, James Cota.

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

August 8, 2008

Joyce L. Miller

JEFFERSON - Joyce L. Miller, 83, of Jefferson, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, at her home in Jefferson.

Joyce was born Aug. 16, 1924, in Lake Mills, daughter of the late Alvin and Ida (Hanke) Voight. She married Hilbert Miller on Nov. 24, 1945, in Lake Mills. He preceded her in death on Feb. 19, 2007.

Joyce had been employed at Dr. Scholl's Shoe Factory in Jefferson and Schweiger Industries. She was a member of Immanuel United Methodist Church in Jeffer-son, a charter member of TOPS No. 445 of Jefferson, and an active member of the Jefferson Senior Citizens Center. Joyce enjoyed playing bingo and shopping. She loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by two daughters, Donna (Leon) Huber of Jefferson and Bonnie (Merrill) Buerger of Jefferson; a son, Jeffrey (Chris) Miller of Fort Atkinson; three grandchildren, Teresa Huber, Wendy (Chad) Becker and Chad Miller; 10 stepgrandchildren, Don Huber, Lisa Roedl, Mike (Angie) Buerger, John (Vanessa) Buerger, Bill (Amanda) Buerger, Joe (Amanda) Buerger, Mary (Chris) Kuehl, Steve Rinehart, Crystal (friend Thomas) Rinehart and Kristen (John) Drada; two great-grandchildren, Olivia Shelton and Louis Huber; six stepgreat-grandchildren, Jasmine Buerger, Kira Kuehl, Jacob Huber, Shelly Roedl, Trenton Johnson and Travis Johnson; one stepgreat-great-grandson, Parker Blumgren; three sisters, Frances Kaus of Jefferson, Pearl Renz of Lake Mills and Betty Anderson of Madison; a brother, Robert (Luella) Voight of Helenville; and her bird of many years, “Mr. Ed.”

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Melbourne Voight.

Memorial services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Schneider-Michaelis Funeral Home in Jefferson with the Rev. Karen Klatt officiating. Private family inurnment will follow in Glenview Memorial Gardens, Ixonia.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

The family suggests memorials be given to Jefferson Rainbow Hospice, Tomorrow's Hope or Immanuel United Methodist Church in memory of Joyce.

Due to the construction on Highway 18, guests are asked to use the Milwaukee Street entrance to the funeral home.

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

Arnold F. Weller

LAKE MILLS - Arnold “Arnie” F. Weller, 90, of Lake Mills, died on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008, at the Willowbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lake Mills.

He was born on Sept. 15, 1917, in Colby, son of the late William and Anna (Haas) Weller.

Arnie married Ruth M. Sullivan of Milwaukee on Dec. 1, 1945. She died on April 4, 2000.

Arnie had been a Lake Mills resident since 1994, moving from Milwaukee where he had owned and operated Arnie's Garage on the northside.

Arnie and his family had been summer Elm Point residents since December 1944 where he enjoyed fishing.

Survivors include three daughters, Sandra (Wayne) Topel and Kathleen (Thomas) Medick, both of Lake Mills, and Jean (Donald) Scheer of Milwaukee; seven grandchildren, Steve (Jenny) Topel, Tim (Dawn) Topel, Wendy (Ryan) Tesch, Dan (Lisa) Topel, Adrian (Karen) Scheer, Becky (Bill) Cowell and Erin (Jeff) Kuykendall; 14 great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law, John Sullivan of Watertown; other relatives and friends.

Also preceding in death were infant twins, Mary and Michael; a grandson, Eric Medick; and a sister, Clara Toedter.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at noon at the Claussen Funeral Home with the Rev. James E. Rath officiating. Burial will be in Pinelawn Memorial Park, Milwaukee.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Claussen Funeral Home 416 W. Lake St. Lake Mills

August 7, 2008

Anita Braunschweig

Anita E. Braunschweig, 102, of Watertown, passed away on Tuesday evening, Aug. 5, 2008, at Marquardt Memorial Manor in Watertown.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Evangelical Luth-eran Church in Watertown with the Rev. Terry Larson officiating. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Ceme-tery, Watertown.

Visitation will be held Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown and at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Memorials are suggested to Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church or the charity of one's choice.

The former Anita E. Schwartz was born on Jan. 25, 1906, in the town of Ashippun, daughter of Louis and Ida (Jaeger) Schwartz. On June 26, 1927, she married Arnold Braunschweig at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ixonia. Arnold preceded her in death on April 21, 1972.

She attended St. Paul's Lutheran School in Ixonia and a Lutheran high school in Milwaukee. Anita was a housewife and had worked part time at J.C. Penney's. She was a member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown, where she taught Sunday school for 20 years, its Marian Circle and the quilters. Anita was also honorary member of the Euterpe Club, enjoyed gardening and was a great cook.

Survivors include two daughters, Rita (Arthur) Zimsek of Landrum, S.C., and Lois (Charles) Uttech Bartz of Watertown; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; a son, Robert Braunschweig; her brothers, Gerhard, Rudolph and Alex; and a sister, Dorothy Dollase Person.

Anita was the last member of her immediate family.

Our mom was special. She loved her family and her friends. She was compassionate and above all, she loved her church and her God. What a faith she had and shared it with all.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Carl Bornshlegel

JUNEAU - Carl J. Bornshlegel passed away at his home , surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008.

He was born Aug. 12, 1937, in Milwaukee, son of Michael and Mary (Filkas) Bornshlegel. Carl married Joyce Crain on Oct. 4, 1958, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Milwaukee. They would have celebrated their 50 wedding anniversary this October.

Carl served his country in the U.S. Army Reserves and was a long-time member of the Milwaukee Turners Club and the Juneau Lions Club. He was a barber for 50 years, and barbered in Juneau for 33 years.

Carl is survived by his wife, Joyce; his children, Scott Bornshlegel of Juneau, Todd (Sherry Clark) Bornshlegel of Waterloo and Dawn (Steven) Van Buren of Green Bay; his grandchildren, Kelly (Mika) Bornshlegel, Michael Born-shlegel, Rochelle (Matthew) Strege, Tonette Bornshlegel, Samantha Van Buren and Nathan Van Buren; a great-granddaughter, Dixie Strege; his brothers and sisters, Ronald (Rosemary) Born-shlegel of Milwaukee, Edward Bornshlegel of Woodland and Agnes (Donald) Sass of Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister-in-law, Alice Bornshlegel; and an infant sister.

Family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home, 150 W. Oak Grove St., Juneau.

A memorial service will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

Lowell Page

RIPON - Lowell Page, 80, of Ripon, formerly of Princeton, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008, at Fountain View Care Center in Ripon.

Lowell was born on April 14, 1928, in Prairie du Sac, son of the late Wallace and Mary (Von Wald) Page. He married Saffia Simonson on June 7, 1952, in Dubuque, Iowa. He proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict in the United States Army. He was a farmer in Prairie du Sac and later worked for 21 years at Brandt Inc. in Watertown.

Lowell was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Princeton. He enjoyed square dancing, playing cards, reading, visiting with people and going to the casino.

Lowell is survived by his wife of 56 years, Saffia “Sophie” Page of Ripon; a daughter, Patti (Jerry) Kilburg of Ripon; three grandsons, Jay, Shannon and Tristan; two great-grandsons, Xander Sabel and Mason Kilburg; a sister, Clara Bolton of Sauk City; other relatives and friends.

He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Alfred, Clarence, Lloyd and Russell; his sisters, Helen Foye, Lucille Bolton and Marion Vaughn; and several nep-hews.

A funeral service for Lowell Page will take place on Saturday at 3 p.m., with visitation starting at 1 p.m. at Emmanuel United Methodist Church (Little White Church) in Princeton with the Rev. Sue Bryce officiating. Burial will take place on Sunday at 2 p.m. in Sauk Prairie Cemetery, Prairie du Sac.

The Wachholz and Sons Funeral Home in Princeton is serving the family.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established to the Alzheimer's Association.

“God saw that you were

getting tired

when a cure was not to be.

So he closed his arms around you

and whispered,

‘Come to me.'

You didn't deserve

what you went through

and so he gave you rest.

God's garden must

be beautiful,

He only takes the best.

And when I saw

you sleeping,

so peaceful,

free from pain;

I could not

wish you back

to suffer that again.

Wachholz and Sons Funeral Home in Princeton

August 6, 2008

Margaret Fitzpatrick

REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. - Margaret Ruth Smith Fitzpatrick, 93, died peacefully at Wooddale Nursing Home in Redwood Falls, Minn., on Wednesday, July 2, 2008.

Margaret was born in Redwood Falls on Nov. 3, 1914, and graduated from Redwood Falls High School in 1932. She attended Stephens College for Women in Columbia, Mo., for two years, and then returned to Redwood Falls to work for her father at The Smith Agency. She continued her education at the University of Minnesota from 1936 to 1938 completing a bachelor of business administration degree.

Margaret worked for Employers Mutual Fire Insurance Company in Wausau, Wis., from 1938 to 1941. It was there she met her future husband, James Fitzpatrick. They were married in Redwood Falls on Feb. 1, 1941. For six years the couple lived in Milwaukee, Wis., and in 1949 moved to Watertown, Wis. In 1967 after the death of her husband and a son, Margaret returned to live in Redwood Falls.

Margaret loved her work as children's librarian at the Redwood Falls Public Library and served as the assistant head librarian until her retirement in 1983. Margaret served 10 years as a Cub Scout den mother in Watertown. She was a life member of the Delta Gamma Sorority. She will be remembered for her enduring spirit and her fondness for family and friends.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, William G.M. Smith and Rose Hunter Smith; her husband, James A. Fitzpatrick, who died in 1965; her son, James W. Fitzpatrick, who died in 1966; her daughter, Mary Milne Fitzpatrick, who died in 2005; a sister, Gertrude Inglis; and a brother, William Smith.

A memorial Mass was held at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Redwood Falls on July 12.

Burial will take place on Thursday at 2 p.m. in Calvary Cemetery, 5503 W. Bluemound Ave., Milwaukee.

Memorials preferred to the Redwood Falls Public Library, 509 S. Lincoln St., Redwood Falls, Minn., 56283.

August 4, 2008

Roger L. Gallert

Roger L. Gallert, 67, of Watertown, was born to eternal life on Sunday morning, Aug. 3, 2008, at UW Health Partners Watertown Regional Medical Center.

Roger was born on Nov. 8, 1940, in Watertown, son of Karl J. Gallert Sr. and Alma (Leibelt) Gallert. He married Carol Clemmons Drebenstedt on Oct. 14, 1980, at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. Roger attended Watertown High School. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and a longtime member of Watertown Moose Lodge No. 830.

Roger was an avid camper at the Tomorrow Wood Campground and enjoyed flea markets and fishing. He was an avid collector of Eagle memorabilia and enjoyed working with locks.

He is survived by his wife, Carol of Watertown; four sons, Daniel (Heidi) Drebenstedt and Donald Drebenstedt, both of Watertown, Ronald (friend Terri) Drebenstedt of Oconomowoc and Darryl (Misty) Drebenstedt of Watertown; two daughters, Tammy Mara of Richland Center and Pamela Tubbs of Waukesha; four brothers, Mark “Curley” (Carolyn) Gallert and Dale (Debbie) Gallert, both of Watertown, Don (Diane) Gallert of Milwaukee and Lee (Diane) Gallert of Ixonia; two sisters, Sharon McCluskey of California and Cindy (Ron) Lambert of Watertown; a sister-in-law, Elayne “Shelley” Gallert of Johnson Creek; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He is also survived by special friends, Shar Berger, Doreen Dunn and Gary Gulisch; adopted daughter, Carol Strege; adopted granddaughter, Ashley Richter; along with other relatives and friends. He had many friends at Tomorrow Wood Campground in Hancock.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Gene Gallert and Carl Gallert Jr.; and two sisters, Dorothy Du Bois and Mary Batine.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Hafemeister Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Gartner of St. Luke's Lutheran Church officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the Watertown Veterans Council.

Relatives and friends may call at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown on Wednesday from 3 p.m. until the time of the service.

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

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Clyde Kohlhoff

Clyde “Butch” L. Kohlhoff, 56, of Watertown, passed away on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 2, 2008, following an automobile accident.

Butch was born on June 4, 1952, in Watertown, son of Wayne and Carol (Else) Kohlhoff. He attended St. John's Lutheran Grade School and was a 1970 graduate of Watertown Senior High School. Butch had been employed by his father at Wayne's Citgo in Watertown and by Schuppert Distributing Co. in Watertown. Butch had owned and operated the Dew Drop Resort in Three Lakes. He was also employed at Klink Oil Co. and owned and operated Butch's Radiator Shop, both in Watertown. For the past 13 years he was employed locally by Wis-Pak.

Butch was a lifelong member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Watertown. He was a member of the Izaak Walton League and Rock River Rescue. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed hunting, fishing and auto racing, especially NASCAR.

He is survived by his mother, Carol of Watertown; four sisters, Bonnie (Art Schlesner) Thelke, Julie (Mike) Dittmann and Brenda (Craig) Kuehl, all of Watertown, and Carrie Jo (Bill) O'Brien of Hayward; two brothers, Steve (Jean) Kohlhoff and Jeff (Roni) Kohlhoff, both of Watertown. He is further survived by 11 nieces and nephews, Ryan Kohlhoff, Scott Kohlhoff, Kayla Dittmann, Kelsey Dittmann, Kelly O'Brien, Billy O'Brien, Paige Kohlhoff, Cory Loppnow, Kyle Loppnow, Kiara Kuehl and Olivia Kuehl; other relatives and friends.

Butch was preceded in death by his father, Wayne, on March 9, 2006, and a brother-in-law, Bob Thelke, on Sept. 7, 2006.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. Rodney Warnecke officiating. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery, Watertown.

Relatives and friends may call at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and at the church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Memorials, if desired, may be directed to St. John's Lutheran Church or the charity of one's choice.

“Butch, you will be missed by your family and friends and so will all of your stories. Thanks for making us smile and laugh. We love you …”

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Evelyn Freeman

OCONOMOWOC - Evelyn M. Freeman, 91, of Oconomowoc, died on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008.

She was the loving mother of Janice (John) Steber of Watertown and Harriet (Dennis) Daley of Watertown; dear grandmother of Sarah (Bill) Yingst of Colfax, Daniel (Noelle) Bersch of Oconomowoc, Jennifer Steber of Chicago and Jessica Steber of Greenville, S.C.; great-grandmother of Allison, Hannah and McKenna Yingst and Jacob and Jenna Bersch.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; her brothers, Willard and Russell Sielaff; and a sister-in-law, June Sielaff.

Evelyn was a member of the Pennsylvania Street Homemakers Club and enjoyed dancing, crossword puzzles, sewing, baking, traveling and playing cards. She was a longtime member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc.

Friends may visit on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. at the Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services in Oconomowoc. Burial will be in LaBelle Cemetery.

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

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

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