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Posted: Monday, January 25, 2010 12:00 am

January 25, 2010

Clarence Pagenkopf

OCONOMOWOC - Clarence Pagenkopf, 93, of Oconomowoc, passed away Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010.

Clarence is survived by his sons, Clarence (June) Pagenkopf and Rodger (Mary Lou) Pagenkopf; grandchildren, Craig (Steph) Pagenkopf, Curt (Sarah) Pagenkopf, Cathi Trautman, Troy (Jennifer) Pagenkopf and Kelly Pagenkopf; and great-grandchildren, Haley Collins, Tyler Trautman, Carter and Caden Pagenkopf. He is also survived by a sister, Alice (Ben) Pace.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mina; a brother, Leonard; and sisters, Annie Groeler, Leona Tunak and Elda Tremaine.

Services will be on Wednesday at 7 p.m. with a visitation starting at 6 p.m., all at the funeral home. Burial will be on Thursday at 10 a.m. at Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia.

Memorials are suggested to the charity of one's choice.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home 1165 E. Summit Ave. Oconomowoc

January 23, 2010

Gilbert Lang

Gilbert C. Lang, 85, of Watertown, passed away Thursday evening, Jan. 21, 2010, at the Watertown Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown with the Rev. Rodney Warnecke of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown officiating. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Clyman.

A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday from 4 p.m. until the time of the service. Memorials are suggested to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Gilbert Clarence was born to Clarence and Florence (Schaefer) Lang in Watertown on March 21, 1924.

Gilbert graduated from Hilltop Grade School and farmed all of his life in the town of Watertown. He married the former Mae L. Schuett at Zion Lutheran Church in Clyman on May 17, 1952.

He was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown.

Gilbert is survived by his wife, Mae Lang of Watertown, a niece and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother in infancy.

He was the last member of his immediate family.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Jane Wanke

IXONIA - Jane Elizabeth Wanke, 37, of Ixonia, passed away Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, at AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Henry Catholic Church in Watertown, with Father Brian Wilk officiating. Burial will be in St. Henry Catholic Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown to pay their respects on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. A Rosary service will be held at 7:45 p.m. A visitation will also be held at the church on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass.

Memorials, in Jane Elizabeth's name, may be given to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, St. Henry Catholic Church or the charity of one's choice.

Jane Elizabeth Wanke was born in Watertown on April 4, 1972, daughter of Donald and Genevieve (Gnabasik) Wanke.

She was a graduate of St. Henry Catholic Grade School and a 1994 graduate of Watertown High School. She received her bachelor of science degree in nursing from Carroll Columbia College in Waukesha.

Her greatest job following graduation was working at Elmbrook Hospital in the Neonatal Intensive Care unit. Jane Elizabeth had been employed as a Pediatric Catastrophic Case Manager at WPS Insurance in Madison, where she received numerous commendations.

She was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church and served as Eucharistic minister.

Jane Elizabeth loved being with her nieces and nephews. She was also an avid reader and enjoyed scrap booking and cross stitching.

She is survived by her parents, Donald and Genevieve Wanke of Ixonia; her two sisters, Diane (Todd) Cantwell of West Bend and Julie Anne (Scott) Krahn of Watertown; her brother, Daniel (Michelle) Wanke of Watertown; her nieces and nephews, Allison and Brianna Wanke, Cameron and Danielle Krahn, Ryan, Cory and Laura Cantwell; her dear friend, Kris Vespia of Green Bay; as well as aunts, uncles and other relatives and friends.

Jane Elizabeth was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Stephan and Elizabeth Gnabasik, and paternal grandparents, Anthony and Genevieve M. Wanke.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Carl Woltman

OAK GROVE - Carl W. Woltman, 85, died on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, at his home in Oak Grove.

A visitation will be held at the Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home on Monday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Mark T. Wendland officiating. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Carl William Woltman was born on May 2, 1924, in Lebanon, to Paul and Frances (Braunschweig) Woltman. He was a 1942 graduate of Juneau High School.

Carl had his own cattle truck and hauled livestock for area farmers. He then drove a semi for over 25 years for Hanefeld Brothers Co. Carl enjoyed helping out on the family farm and driving the tractors and combines. He also enjoyed playing cards and bowling, and in his earlier years, he loved to fish. He was a member of St. Stephen's Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam.

Survivors include his brother, Ward (Lucille) Woltman of Juneau; nephews, Randal (Helen Hull) Woltman of Juneau, Bryan (Sue) Woltman of Beaver Dam and David (Lori) Woltman of River Falls; a niece, Brenda (Wayne) Breitbarth of Mequon; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family suggests that memorials be made in Carl Woltman's name to St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, 300 West St., Beaver Dam, WI 53916.

The Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is caring for the family. To leave online condolences, or for directions and other information, visit the Web site www.MurrayFH.com.

Murray Funeral Home 131 E. Maple Ave. Beaver Dam

January 21, 2010

Frances Raether

Frances “Fran” I. Raether, 83, of Watertown, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, at Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her loving family, following a courageous battle with encephalitis and meningitis, brought on by shingles.

Funeral services for Fran will be held on Sunday at 4 p.m. at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Lebanon with the Rev. John Kelling officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown on Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m. and at the church on Sunday from 2 p.m. until the time of the service.

Memorials may be given to St. Peter's Lutheran Church, the American Dia-betes Association or Highland House (Fran's earthly home) in Watertown.

Frances Ida Bartel was born to Edwin and Ida (Wegner) Bartel on March 18, 1926, at the family home in rural Ixonia. She attended Woodlawn Country School in Ixonia.

On June 21, 1944, she married Palmer E. Raether at her parent's home.

Fran was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Lebanon.

In her younger years, she volunteered at her children's Christian day school and loved her flower and vegetable gardens. Fran was a homemaker and also sold Avon for 38 years. The loves of her life were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed taking them along rummaging, “Avoning” and cooking for them. She was an avid Packers fan, loved polka music, fishing with her husband, playing sheepshead and trips to the casino. Fran was a member of the Forever Young Club in Ashippun and several card clubs. Her golden years brought on her beloved new family at Highland House.

Survivors include her three children, Judy (Robert) Pieper of Lebanon, Debra (Michael) Kasiske of Oconomowoc and Jeffery (Patricia) Raether of Southbury, Conn.; 11 grandchildren, Michael (Julia) Raether of New Lisbon, Richard (Michelle) Raether of Waukesha, Tammi (Robert) Kaminski of Watertown, Trisha Pieper of Hustisford, Torri (Vincent) Riedl of Reeseville, Kelly Raether of Ixonia, Kari Raether of Onalaska, Jamie (Jenni) Brunk of Fort Atkinson, Courtney Brunk of Oconomowoc, Matthew Jordan of South Carolina and Christopher Jordan of Southbury; and eight great-grandchildren, Nathan, Ashley and Katie Raether, Brienna Braunschweig, Jordan Jeanson, Blake Riedl, Kilee and Sawyer Brunk. Fran is also survived by sisters-in-law, Myrt Bartel, Evelyn Bartel and Lucy (Eugene) Potenburg; brother-in-law, Franklin Braunschweig; daughters-in-law, Linda Raether and Nadine Raether; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Fran was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Palmer; her sons, Terry in February 2006 and Dennis in April 2009; a grandson, Shawn Raether; a granddaughter, Mandy Brunk; her sister, Alice Braunschweig; and her brothers, Willard, Palmer, Milton, and Melvin and his wife, June.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Ray Fawley

Ray Fawley, 86, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009, in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was born Feb. 27, 1923, in Glen Flora, son of Joseph and Emma (LaPorte) Fawley.

Ray served in World War II and received a Purple Heart. He owned his own business, Fawley Heating and Sheet Metal in Stevens Point, before retiring to Arizona.

He is survived by four children, Linda (Tahn) Grosse of Plover, Ray (Shel-ley) Fawley of Watertown, Terry (Lyn) Fawley of Stevens Point and Amy (Ken) Wiernik of Plover; five grandchildren, Greg, Melis-sa, Bethany, Kyle and Jessica; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Jan. 16 in Stevens Point. A memorial service will be held in Scottsdale on Saturday, with burial at a later date in Union Grove Veterans Cemetery.

January 20, 2010

Regina Steffen

BEAVER DAM - Regina “Reggie” R. Steffen, 85, formerly of Juneau, died peacefully on Monday, Jan. 18, 2010, at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam.

Regina was born on March 17, 1924, daughter of Charles and Melinda (Ludtke) Neumann, in the town of Trenton. On Sept. 30, 1945, she was united in marriage to Robert Steffen at St. John's Lutheran Church in the town of Trenton. They lived in the town of Clyman until they moved to Hustisford in 1968. She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Juneau.

Reggie was a hard worker her entire life. She was an excellent baker, and she also enjoyed fishing, crocheting, listening to polka and waltz music and had a special love for roses.

Reggie is survived by her children, Kenneth (Marlene) Steffen of Juneau, Sandra (George) Lueder of Hustisford and Bobbi (Jack) Starrett of Oshkosh; six grandchildren, Kristine Klodowski, Jeffrey Steffen, Amy (Mike) Sievert, Jennifer (Scott) Mellgren, Michelle (Mark) Olejniczak and Andrea (Luke) Konrath; two stepgrandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and her brothers, Rueben (Ellie) Neumann and Lloyd (Orva) Neumann, both of Beaver Dam. She is further survived by her brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death her husband, Robert; her parents; her brother, Orvin; two sisters in infancy, Ruth and Alice; one granddaughter; and other relatives.

A funeral service for Reggie will be held on Friday at noon at Corner-stone Funeral & Cremation Services, 135 Keller Blvd., Beaver Dam, with the Rev. Paul Schupmann officiating. Visitation will also be held on Friday at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the time of service at noon. A luncheon will immediately follow the service at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Juneau City Cemetery, in the city of Juneau. A memorial in Reggie's name will be established.

You may send private online condolences or sign the family's guest book at www.cstonefs.com. Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services in Beaver Dam is honored to be serving the family.

Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services Inc. 135 Keller Blvd. Beaver Dam

January 19, 2010

Raymond Schmidt

REESEVILLE - Raymond W. Schmidt, 87, of Reeseville, passed away Monday morning, Jan. 18, 2010, at Golden LivingCenter in Watertown.

Funeral services will be held at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown on Thursday at 6 p.m. with the Rev. John Boehringer of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown officiating. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Clyman.

Relatives and friends may call to pay their respects at the funeral home on Thurs-day from 5 p.m. until the time of the service.

Memorials, in Raymond's name, may be given to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church or the charity of one's choice.

Raymond William Schmidt was born Feb. 4, 1922, in Watertown, son of John B. and Martha (Wickert) Schmidt. Martha passed away early in the boys' lives. John then married Anna Grienert.

Ray married Dorothy H. Kollath at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Waukesha on Aug. 30, 1941. Dorothy preceded him in death on Oct. 30, 1998.

Ray was a farmer in the town of Clyman and worked at Aunt Nellie's in Clyman. He hauled can milk for Fred Heim and that started a new career path. In 1961, he bought his own can milk truck and had a large route hauling to Stanga Cheese, Purity Cheese and Milwaukee Cheese, respectively, until he retired in 1985.

Ray was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown. He loved horses, stock car racing and just travel.

Ray is survived by four sons, Gerald (Jude) Schmidt of Arizona and Ronald (Bonnie) Schmidt, Donald (Vicki) Schmidt and James (Kerry) Schmidt, all of Watertown; a special friend, Violet Wilson of Reeseville; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a twin brother, Ewald of Water-town; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother; a son, John; a brother, Roland; and a sister, Norma Haase.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Edna Tesch

Edna Tesch, 103, of Watertown, formerly of Jefferson, passed away on Sunday evening, Jan. 17, 2010, at Marquardt Memorial Manor in Water-town.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Water-town with the Rev. Karl Walther officiating. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery, Watertown.

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

Memorials, if desired, may be directed to St. Mark's Lutheran Church or St. Mark's Lutheran School.

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

The former Edna Margaret Helene Zickert was born on Oct. 25, 1906, in Lamartine, daughter of Albert and Helene (Wichow) Zickert. On Nov. 17, 1928, she married Max Tesch at St. Mark's parsonage in Watertown. He preceded her in death in July 1969.

Edna was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church and its Bible study group. She enjoyed baseball and spending time with her family.

Edna is survived by two daughters, Marian (Duane) Thomsen and Dorothy Schmied, both of Watertown; 11 grandchildren, Allen (Tina) Schmied, David (Julie) Schmied, Duane (Sharon) Thomsen, Christine (Jody) Goede, Brenda (Rob) Roberts, Andrew (Erin) Thomsen, Aaron (Pamela) Thomsen, Diane (Sabin) Scherzberg, Laurette (Bill) Wilson, Michelle (Larry) Murphy and Steven (Diane) Millette; 26 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; as well as other relatives and friends.

Edna was the last member of her immediate family, being further preceded in death by her parents; two daughters, Francis Tesch and Nancy Millette; a granddaughter, Mary Lou Schmied; and two great-grandchildren in infancy.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Viola Wickert

Viola G. Wickert, 92, of Watertown, passed away Monday, Jan. 18, 2010, at Watertown Regional Medi-cal Center following a brief illness.

Viola was born on March 24, 1917, in Watertown, daughter of Joseph and Amelia (Meitner) Haberkorn. She attended St. Henry's Elementary School. She married Edwin Wickert on May 17, 1941, at St. Henry Catholic Church in Watertown. Viola was a member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church. She had been employed at Welbourne Hall for 15 years, retiring in 1987.

She was the last member of her immediate family.

Survivors include three daughters, Joann Guetzlaff of Watertown, Audrey (John) Ganske of Beaver Dam and Patricia (Wayne) Kuerschner of Watertown; one son, Linus (Rose) Wickert of Watertown; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 15 stepgreat-grandchildren; also a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on April 29, 2000; a son, Jerry; one son and two daughters in infancy; one grandson; one stepgrandson; two brothers, Joseph and Norbert Haberkorn; and son-in-law, Richard Guetzlaff.

Memorials to St. Bernard's Catholic Church would be appreciated.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Bernard's Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Brian J. Wilk officiating. Burial will be in St. Henry Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the church.

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

Pederson Funeral Home 213 S. Fifth St. Watertown

Ervin Kulke

BEAVER DAM - Ervin H. Kulke, 94, of Beaver Dam, passed away Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, at the Golden Living Center in Beaver Dam.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam with the Rev. Dr. Robert Castro officiating.

Visitation will also be held on Saturday from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service at 2 p.m. at the church. A luncheon will be served following the funeral service in the church fellowship hall. Interment will take place on Monday at 11 a.m. at Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery in Lebanon.

Ervin Henry was born the son of William and Alvina (Braunschweig) Kulke on April 27, 1915, in the town of Lebanon, Dodge County. On June 1, 1935, he married the former Alice E. Gendrich at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Sugar Island.

He had resided in the city of Beaver Dam since March 1949 and has been a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. Before his retirement in 1980, he had been employed by the city of Beaver Dam Parks and Recreation Department.

Ervin is survived by his wife of nearly 75 years, Alice; his goddaughter, Luanna (Arnold) Neitzel of Lebanon; and his godson, Scott Haberman of Arizona. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of loving friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and five sisters and his sponsor, Carl Christian.

The Koepsell Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is serving the family. Online condolences may be made for Ervin's family at www.koepsellfh.com.

Koepsell Funeral Home 109 N. Lincoln St. Beaver Dam

Lorraine Eisner

RIB LAKE - Lorraine Agnes Eisner, 81, of Rib Lake, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, at Wausau Aspirus Hospital.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Good Shep-herd Catholic Church in Rib Lake with Father Otto Bucher officiating. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake.

Friends and relatives may call to pay their respects at Good Shepherd Catholic Church tonight from 4:30 to 7:30 and also on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass. There will be a parish prayer service tonight at 7:30 at the funeral home.

Lorraine was born Dec. 10, 1928, in Stratford, daughter of Steve and Barbara (Kettrel) Weis. She attended grade school in Rozellville and later moved to Park Falls while in first grade and attended Sweet Clover Grade School. On Oct. 11, 1947, she married Lloyd Daniel Eisner at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Park Falls. The couple made their home in Park Falls, then moved to Medford and later to Rib Lake. They moved to Watertown in 1978 and lived there for 25 years before moving back to Rib Lake in 2002, living there ever since.

Lorraine was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church and a past member of the Christian Mothers. She enjoyed spending time with her family, shaking dice, playing bingo, woodworking and crocheting.

She is survived by five children, Ted (Cheryl) Eisner of Rib Lake, Ron (Diane) Eisner of Rib Lake, John (Mona) Eisner of Rib Lake, Thomas Eisner of Rib Lake and Peggy (Tim) Makovsky of Westboro; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Holmes of Marshfield; two sisters, Arlene (Jim) Yunk of Park Falls and Ruth Moore of Lombard, Ill.; a sister-in-law, Shirley Weis of Park Falls; 20 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lloyd Eisner; a son, Dan Eisner; a daughter, Barb Dassow; a granddaughter, Cindy Thums; three brothers, Ted Weis, Bob Weis and Joe Weis; and two sisters, Marian (John) Singer and Agnes (Otto) Koenig.

Pallbearers include Sheila Hamann, Eric Thums, Stacy Brandner, Jesse Eisner, Steve Eisner, David Eisner, Sean Duffy and Tina Fuchs. Honorary pallbearers are Angela McGuire and Caleb Makovsky.

Dallmann-Kniewel Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake are serving the family.

Dallmann-Kniewel Funeral Homes P.O. Box 307 Rib Lake

January 18, 2010

Jean Thurloff

Jean Ann Thurloff, 77, of Watertown, passed away Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, at her home.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Brett Brauer officiating. Burial will take place at Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia.

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

Memorials may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church or to Marquardt Hospice in Watertown.

The former Jean Ann Gerth was born in Watertown on Jan. 2, 1933, daughter of Fredeick and Julia (Draheim) Gerth. Jean Ann attended Douglas Grade School and Watertown High School. On June 14, 1953, she married Herbert Thurloff at St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown.

Jean Ann was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She had farmed during her working years and had been a CNA at Marquardt Memorial Manor in Watertown. During her retirement, she crocheted doilies for her neighbors, friends and cancer doctors. She also enjoyed working crossword puzzles.

Survivors include her husband, Herbert of Watertown; her son, Daniel (Valerie) Thurloff of West Bend; foster daughter, Barbara Howland of Dousman; a granddaughter, Jessica Thurloff of West Bend; a grandson, Aaron Thurloff of Kewaskum; a great-grandson, Chevy Thurloff of West Bend; a sister, Shirley Wiesmann of Willis, Texas; brothers, Frank (Audrey) Gerth of Beaver Dam and Clyde Gerth of Watertown; a sister-in-law, Phyllis Gerth of Watertown; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents; a sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Ronald Schmeling; a brother, Donald Gerth; brother-in-law, Fran Wiesmann and a sister-in-law, Karen Gerth.

The family would like to thank Rev. Brauer, Rev. Kuckhahn and Marquardt Hospice for their compassion and wonderful care.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Lois Westphal

Lois A. Westphal, 67, of Watertown, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, at Bethesda Lutheran Communities.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd at Bethesda Lutheran Home in Watertown with the Rev. Michael Schempf officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Beaver Dam.

Memorials are suggested to Bethesda Lutheran Communities.

The Pederson Funeral Home is serving the family.

Lois was born March 29, 1942, in Beaver Dam, daughter of Karl and Hilda (Werbelow) Westphal.

Surviving are two sisters, Phyllis (Jerome) Frank of Beaver Dam and Shirley (Gene) Mackovitz of Orlando, Fla.; two nieces, Debbie Neuman of Beaver Dam and Lori (Dennis) Laper of Wyocena; a number of other relatives and her many friends at Bethesda.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a great-niece, Teri Lyn Frank; and a great-nephew, Scott Bradley Frank.

Pederson Funeral Home 213 S. Fifth St. Watertown

January 16, 2010

Irene Zuch

Irene A. Zuch, 65, of Watertown passed away on Wednesday evening Jan. 13, 2010, at the Watertown Regional Medical Center.

The former Irene Anne Chelius was born on June 30, 1914, in Wheatfield, N.Y., the daughter of Mildred Chelius. On May 6, 1967, she married Robert Zuch in North Tonawanda, N.Y. Irene had been employed as a matron at the Tonawanda Police Department. She enjoyed bingo, reading, crafts and collecting spoons.

Irene is survived by four children, Sherry Dodge of Rumely, Mich., Terri Hill of Watertown, Robert (Deanne) Zuch of Heidelberg, Germany and Ben Stein of Santa Barbara, Calif., seven grandchildren, Jeff Goble, Sierra and Jared Hill, Jenna, Marina and Carter Zuch and Ali Stein; four brothers and sisters, Nancy Gary of Gerry, N.Y., Daniel (Cheryl) Chelius of Lakeview, Calif., Bonnie (Ron) Smith of Eldred, Pa., and Kenneth (Sharon) Chelius of Houston, Texas.

Irene was preceded in death by her mother, her husband, Robert, and a brother, David Chelius.

Hafemeister Funeral Home, 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Joan Buske

IXONIA - Joan I. Buske, 79, of Ixonia, passed away Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, at AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc after a courageous battle with cancer.

Funeral services for Joan will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ixonia, with the Rev. Kenneth Ewerdt officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown on Monday, from 4 to 8 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials may be given to St. Paul's Lutheran Church or school or to the charity of one's choice.

Joan Ione Schellin was born to William and Adela (Gauerke) Schellin on Feb. 11, 1930, at the family home, rural Ixonia. She attended Oconomowoc High School and graduated in 1947. On Aug. 19, 1951, she married Edwin Palmer Buske, the father of her children, at Dr. Martin Luther Church in Oconomowoc.

Joan and Edwin were dairy farmers all of their working years in Farmington and Ixonia. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ixonia. Joan belonged to the Survivors Circle of Watertown, was an honorary member on the board of directors of the ICE Snowmobile Club (Ixonia, Concord Explorers) and was also involved with the Fox Lake Property Owners Association.

Survivors include her four children, James (Cheryl) Buske of Ixonia, Cynthia (Kevin) Raether of Watertown, Rodney Buske of Watertown, and John (Queena) Buske of Ixonia; nine grandchildren, the Rev. James (Terry) Buske, Bradley Buske, Paul (Hannah) Buske, Katie Raether, Kelly Raether, Tiffany Cole, Travis Buske, Devin Buske, and Seth Buske; four great-grandchildren, Zoe, Micah, Anastasia, and Natalie Buske; two brothers, Donald (Lila Jean) Schellin and Dennis (Charlene) Schellin; her identical twin sisters, Joyce (Stanley) Christopherson and Judith (Albert) Krueger; Aunt Mabel Braunschweig; many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Joan is preceded in death by her parents; two sisters and their husbands, Elnor (Edwin) Wendorf, Emily (Leonard) Damrow and a brother and his wife, William (Marcella) Schellin.

Hafemeister Funeral Home, 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Miriam Metzker

LAKE MILLS - Miriam A. Metzker, 91, Lake Mills, died on Jan. 15, 2010, at Willowbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lake Mills.

She was born on Aug. 25, 1918, in Lake Mills, the daughter of the late Ervin and Lena (Butterbrodt) Yandre.

She was a graduate of the Lake Mills High School, class of 1936 and later graduated from Jefferson County Teacher's Normal College in 1937. Miriam was a part of the last class of Teacher's Normal.

She married Marvin R. Metzker of Lake Mills on Sept. 18, 1940, at her parent's home. He preceded her in death on July 12, 2003.

She had taught school at the Britzke School and Aztalan School.

She and her husband had owned and operated Metzker's Plumbing and Heating in Lake Mills from 1940-1970.

Miriam was a lifelong area resident, moving to Marquardt Village in Watertown in 2000. She later returned to Lake Mills and Willowbrook in 2007.

She was a member of the Lake Mills Moravian Church, it's Women's Fellowship, and had served as Sunday School Superintendent for a number of years.

Survivors include one son, Robert (Shirley) Metzker of Jefferson; two daughters, Mary (Paul) Cuccia of Madison, Ruth Metzker of Sussex; two grandchildren, James (Debra) Metzker and Marcie (Dan) Billings; two great-grandchildren, R.J. and Lauren Billings; a sister-in-law, Grace Yandre of Kenosha; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Roy (Lorraine) Metzker of Lakeland, Fla., and Watertown; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Also preceding in death was a brother, Charles.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Lake Mills Moravian Church with the Rev. John Baumann officiating. Burial will be in the Rock Lake Cemetery.

Friends may call on Monday at the Claussen Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. and on Tuesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church, Lake Mills Fire Department, or charity of one's choice.

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

January 15, 2010

David Cichantek

TOWN OF MILFORD - David Cichantek, 72, of the town of Milford, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Madison.

A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, Jan. 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home and Cremation Ser-vice. Following the visitation, friends and family may meet at the home of Maria and Brent Schmutzler for re-freshments.

David was born on March 9, 1937, in Milwaukee, son of Frank and Sophie (Kasinowicz) Cichantek. Dave had served in the U.S. Air Force. He had been employed at Menasha Corp. for 15 years. Dave was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Republican Party. He enjoyed working with his hands and the outdoors.

Survivors include his daughters, Laura Biba of Madison, Dora Cichantek of California, Denise Cichantek of Madison and Maria (Brent) Schmutzler of Watertown; stepdaughters, Pam Dehnert of Idaho and Gail Bielinski of Watertown; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Frank (Ruth) Cichantek of Green Bay; a sister, Mary Ellen (Mike) Nelson of Illinois; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Donald Cichantek.

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

January 14, 2010

Carl Blaszak

Carl T. Blaszak, 75, of Watertown, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, at Watertown Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at noon at the Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home and Cremation Service with Pastor David Groth officiating. Family and friends may call on Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon at the funeral home.

Memorials to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church or the Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

Carl was born on Sept. 18, 1934, in Wauwatosa, son of Myron and Josephine (Jasniewski) Blaszak. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1955 to 1959. On Oct. 5, 1957, he married the former Ardis A. Holz at Bethany Lutheran Church in Hustisford. Carl had been employed at Textron in Johnson Creek, as a welder. He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and the Watertown Senior and Community Center. Carl was an avid fisherman and he loved to fix things.

Survivors include his wife Ardis; a daughter, Lisa (Tom) Linders of Manitowoc; two sons, Craig (Suzanne) Blaszak of Watertown and Troy Blaszak of Manitowoc; two grandchildren, Brandon (Pam Howard) Blaszak and Derek (Ashley Dahle) Blaszak; stepgrandchildren, Shawn Behling and Emilie Behling; a sister, Irene Leitzke of Texas; a brother, John (Janet) Blaszak of Menomonee Falls; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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

Lester Reichert

JOHNSON CREEK - Lester W. Reichert passed away on Jan. 13, 2010, at the home of his daughter, Debra of Johnson Creek, at the age of 85.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Johnson Creek with the Rev. David Keesey-Berg officiating. Visitation will be held at the Hafemeister Funeral Home on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Burial with military graveside rites will follow the service at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Farmington.

Memorials may be directed to St. John's Lutheran Church, Johnson Creek Historical Society or Rainbow Hospice of Jefferson County.

Les was born Dec. 5, 1924, in the town of Farmington, son of Arthur and Ella (Keeser) Reichert. He attended Farmington Center and Whitney one-room schools and Watertown Public School. He married Mildred Schroeder on April 15, 1950, at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Water-town.

Les was a veteran of World War II, serving with the 310th Infantry, 78th Division, Regimental Head-quarters Company. He was with the Intelligence and Reconnaissance Unit and a member of the five-man ski patrol during the snowstorms of 1944-45 at the Battle of the Bulge. He was wounded March 2, 1945, near Heimbach, Germany, a few days before his unit crossed the Rhine River at Remagen, Germany.

He drove truck for Wolf Truck Lines and Schweiger Industries for 22 years and then started his own business, raising veal calves and feeder cattle until his retirement in 1987.

Les and his wife loved traveling and visited nearly all-50 states, including Alaska. They had wintered in the Rio Grande Valley at Mission, Texas, until 2005.

His hobbies included hunting, fishing, watching football, baseball games and genealogy. In his retirement years he created Fretwork Scroll sawed items such as music boxes, clocks, baskets, ornaments and other ornamental projects. A few years ago he sawed over two hundred ornaments and donated them for the tree at church.

He loved and enjoyed his children, and adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Les was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Johnson Creek, Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3709 of Watertown and the Johnson Creek Histor-ical Society.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years and two sons, James (Cheryl) Reichert and John (Suzanne) Reichert, all of Johnson Creek; two daughters, Debra (Steven) Brown and Jone (Allen) Walechka, both of Johnson Creek; 14 grandchildren, Matthew (Lori) Reichert, Janice (Robert) Demoe, Andrew (Nikki) Reichert, Katherine (Chad) DeSelle, Joshua Brown, Nicholas (fiancé Dawn Otto) Brown, Aaron, Ethan, Evan, Hayden Walechka, Allison, Jacob, Emma Jo and Justin Reichert; six great-grandchildren, Ean, Labien Reichert, Codee, Michaela, Mya Brown and Ella DeSelle; a sister, Darlene (Edgar) Kramer; sister in-laws, Irene Reichert and Joyce Timmel; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Ruth; and a brother, Marvin.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Evangeline Graf

Evangeline H. Graf, 94, of Watertown, went to her heavenly home on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at Marquardt Memorial Manor.

Van was born on Feb. 26, 1915, in Green Bay, daughter of the late Rev. Albert and Louisa (Moehrke) Haupert. She was a graduate of Chaska High School in Minnesota and later received her bachelor of arts degree in music in 1936 from St. Olaf's College in Northfield, Minn.

Van married the Rev. Vernon I. Graf on July 9, 1938, in Chaska. He died on Dec. 18, 1983. She had taught public school in Roseau, Minn., from 1936 to 1938. Van was organist and choir director of Christ Moravian Church in Win-ston-Salem, N.C., from 1939 to 1943 and assistant organist at the churches that Vernon served in Sturgeon Bay, Lancaster, Pa., West Salem, Ill., and London, Wis. She had taught piano and voice at home from 1951 to 1984 and accompanied her students at music contests in all communities that she lived.

Most recently, Van was organist for the 8 a.m. service at the Lake Mills Moravian Church from 1984 to 1989, United Methodist Church in Lake Mills from 1984 to 1993, and Marquardt Village Chapel organist in Watertown from 1994 to 2006. She had moved from Lake Mills in 1993 to Marquardt Village in Water-town.

Van was a devoted pastor's wife, enjoyed her family, and had a passion for music.

Survivors include three sons, Rt. Rev. Paul A. (Jane) Graf of Sturgeon Bay, Harley (Diane) Graf of Waukesha and Philip (Carol) Graf of Beverly, N.J.; four grandchildren, Steven (Karen) Graf of Wales, Kelly (Michael) Bor-zick of Waukesha, Kristen Kurasz of Lander, Wyo., and Karen (John) Schamberger of Naperville, Ill.; six great-grandchildren, Eric Graf, Daniel Graf, Michael Borzick, Jana Kurasz, Christian Schamberger and Jason Schamberger; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Also preceding in death was a brother, Raymond, and three sisters, Connie Hanson, Florence Samuelson and Naomi de Neufville Boyer.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. in Bethany Chapel at Marquardt Village in Watertown with the Rev. Bruce Nelson and the Rev. Beth Rohn officiating.

As per her wishes, a family burial service will be held in Rock Lake Cemetery in Lake Mills prior to the service.

Friends may greet the family following the service in Watertown.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lake Mills Moravian Church or the Marquardt Foundation.

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

Claussen Funeral Home 416 W. Lake St. Lake Mills

January 13, 2010

Maddalynn Wilkes

Maddalynn Jean Wilkes, 12 day old infant daughter of Andrew and Rhonda (Strege) Wilkes, died unexpectedly Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, at Children's Hospital in Milwaukee.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Pederson Funeral Home in Watertown with the Rev. David K. Groth of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Watertown.

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

Memorials are suggested to the family.

Maddalynn was born Dec. 30, 2009, in Milwaukee.

Surviving are her parents, Andrew and Rhonda Wilkes; three sisters, Jennifer, Kaitlynn and Maeghan; two brothers, Matthew and Michael; paternal grandparents, Daryl and Sue Arnold of Watertown; maternal grandmother, Kathy Williams of Kaukauna; maternal grandfather, Ron (Cheryl) Strege of Watertown; a number of aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.

Now I lay me down to sleep. I pray thee, Lord, my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake, I pray thee, Lord, my soul to take. And this I ask for Jesus' sake. Amen.

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

Pederson Funeral Home 213 S. Fifth St. Watertown

Kenneth Larson

MADISON - Kenneth A. Larson, 88, of Madison passed away Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, at University Hospital in Madison.

Ken was born on Jan. 9, 1922, in the town of Dunn, son of Hjlmer and Clara (Knutson) Larson. He married Lorraine Staude Geise on June 1, 1968, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Waterloo.

Ken worked with the street department for the city of Madison for 33 years, retiring in 1987. Ken was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Waterloo. He enjoyed farming and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Lorraine Larson of Madison; seven stepchildren, Judy (Jim) Holzhueter of Beaver Dam, Valery (Larry) Silha of Leesburg, Fla., Peggy (Don) Rosberg of Waterloo, Deb-bie (Tom) Pape of Asheville, N.C., Tom (Sanja) Geise of Waterloo, Kristy Wilke of Marshall and Jim Geise of Madison; 15 stepgrandchildren; 16 stepgreat-grandchildren; one stepgreat-great-grandchild; and a brother, Willard Larson of Tomah.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a stepdaughter, Vicki Doughty; and stepsons-in-law, Errol Doughty and Dennis Wilke.

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

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Waterloo with the Rev. Robert Kosky officiating. Burial will be in the Washington Cemetery, town of Portland. Visitation will be held on Saturday 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

Sadie Andersen

OCONOMOWOC - Sadie Andersen, 88, of Oconomowoc, passed away Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010.

Sadie is survived by her children, Corlis (Ernest) Borchardt and Dean (Susan) Andersen; grandchildren, Timothy (Laura) Borchardt, Stacy Borchardt, Amy (Dan) Malosh, Jessie, Jacob and Janelle Andersen; great-grandchildren, Howie and Ella Andersen, Miriam Malosh and Lilianna Torres; along with many other relatives and friends.

Sadie was preceded in death by her husband, Earl; brother, Clarence Radtke; and sisters, Lillian Schwartz and Eldora Schwartz.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at Dr. Martin Luther Church in Oconomowoc. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of service at church. Burial will follow the service in Glenview Memorial Gardens, Ixonia.

Memorials are suggested in Sadie's name to Dr. Martin Luther Church, AngelsGrace Hospice or a charity of one's choice.

Sadie was an active member at Dr. Martin Luther Church. She enjoyed many of the church activities. She especially enjoyed quilting with other members of the church. She will be greatly missed and forever in the hearts of her loved ones.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home 1165 Summit Ave. Oconomowoc

Alberta Janisch

SUN PRAIRIE - Alberta “Birdie” R. Janisch, 94, of Sun Prairie, formerly of Waterloo, died Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at the Sun Prairie Health Care Center from the infirmities of age.

A graveside service will be held at a later date in Washington Cemetery, town of Portland, with the Rev. Robert Kosky officiating.

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

The former Alberta Rose Archie was born April 12, 1915, in Waterloo, daughter of Albert and Bertha (Riege) Archie. She married Cyril Janisch on July 10, 1934, in Rockford, Ill.

Alberta was a 1933 graduate of Waterloo High School and a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Waterloo.

Surviving are a daughter, Jeanne (David) Zastrow of Waterloo; a son, David (Dr. Carole) Janisch of Lubbock, Texas; and a grandson, Kevin Zastrow of Waterloo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on Dec. 24, 2004; two sisters and two brothers.

Pederson Funeral Home 143 S. Washington St. Waterloo

January 12, 2010

Maria Montelongo

Maria Del Carmen Montelongo, 49, of Watertown, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, at her home following a lingering illness.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Pederson Funeral Home in Watertown with Pastor Israel Montelongo officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Memorials are suggested to the family.

Maria was born Dec. 2, 1960, in Monterrey, Mexico, daughter of Francisco and Maria Del Carmen (Ramirez) Perez. She was a member of Iglesia Agua de Vide (Church of Living Water) in Watertown.

Surviving are her husband, Misael Montelongo of Watertown; four daughters, Elienai, Raquel, Adriela and Nohemi Montelongo, all at home; five sisters; three brothers; other relatives and friends.

Pederson Funeral Home 213 S. Fifth St. Watertown

January 11, 2010

Kenneth Gora

Kenneth L. Gora, 80, of Watertown and formerly of Milwaukee, died on Saturday morning, Jan. 9, 2010, at Marquardt Memorial Manor in Watertown.

A funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at St. Henry Catholic Church in Watertown with Father Brian Wilk officiating. Burial will be at St. Bernard's Catholic Cemetery, Watertown.

Relatives and friends may call at the church on Wednesday from noon until the time of the service.

Memorials, if desired, may be directed toward St. Bernard's Catholic Church.

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

Kenneth Leo Gora was born on Nov. 29, 1929, in Milwaukee, son of Leo and Anita (Jung) Gora. After graduating from North Division High School in 1948, Ken served in the U.S. Army for one year and was recalled into service during the Korean War. On May 22, 1954, he married the former Lois Feierstein at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Milwaukee.

Kenneth worked for the city of Milwaukee for 38 years. He was a former member and dedicated secretary for the city of Milwaukee Association of Municipal Engineers, and a proud, active member and past officer of Watertown Elks Lodge No. 666.

Ken was a member of St. Bernard's Church where he previously served on the cemetery association. Ken could always be seen giving a helping hand to anyone who needed a driveway shoveled, an errand run, extending a handful of treats to any nearby animal or telling a hearty joke to anyone who would listen. He loved making interesting and useful things for all family and friends in his basement workshop, where you could saw, sand and learn about life. His generous personality contributed to numerous community projects and upgrades. Ken enjoyed small woodworking projects and reading. He loved spending time with his family.

Ken is survived by his wife, Lois of Watertown; five children, Patti (Steve) Gora-McRavin, David Gora, Mary Kay (Ken) Gahagan, Mike (Chris Puls) Gora and Paul (Peggy) Gora; his grandchildren, Tim and Annie Krautkraemer, Erin and Michael Gahagan, Rachel and Dan Puls, Kelly and Peter Gora. Ken is also survived by three sisters-in-law, two brothers-in-law, other relatives and friends.

Ken was the last member of his immediate family, being preceded in death by his parents and a son-in-law, Jeffrey Krautkraemer.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Harry Shephard

Harry A. Shephard, 83, of Watertown, died on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, at Prairie Ridge CBRF in Waupun.

Funeral services for Harry will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. Terry Larson officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

If desired, memorials may be given to the church.

Harry Arthur Shephard was born in Watertown on April 15, 1926, son of George and Esther (Wendorf) Shephard. He was a 1944 graduate of Watertown High School. Harry was in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and served in Germany. On Oct. 6, 1977, he married Jeri Edwards in Minnesota.

Harry owned and operated Shephard Refrigeration and Bar Fixtures in Watertown. He was a member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church and served as an usher and mentor. He belonged to the Richwood Veterans of Foreign Wars, Watertown American Legion Post No. 189, Plattdeutscher Verein in Watertown and Watertown Moose Lodge No. 830. He enjoyed hunting and riding his bicycle.

Harry is survived by two stepdaughters, Kimberly (Dean) Hrobsky and Caycee Crowley, both of Watertown; a niece, Susan Kohlhoff of Watertown; a nephew, Edward (Judith) Kohlhoff of Watertown; six grandchildren, Chad (Shay Jordan) Hrobsky, Jerad (fiancée Abigale Tracy) Hrobsky, John Bisel, Amber, Ciara and Autumn Crowley; a great-grandson, Cameron Jordan Hrobsky; other relatives and friends.

Harry was the last member of his immediate family, being preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jeri; a sister, Gladys Kohlhoff; a brother, George Shephard Jr.; a nephew, Robert Kohlhoff; and a stepson, Kevin Hale.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Vallie Steffen

Vallie M. Steffen, 88, of Watertown, passed away on Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at Marquardt Memorial Manor in Watertown following a brief illness.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Clyman with the Rev. Daniel Torkelson officiating. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Cly-man.

Relatives and friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Memorials, if desired, may be directed to Zion Lutheran Church, Marquardt Foundation or Marquardt Hospice.

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

The former Vallie Marie Bleifuss was born on July 12, 1921, in Stettin, Germany, daughter of Otto and Martha (Oestreich) Bleifuss. She attended school in Horicon. On July 31, 1943, she married Roy “Mike” E. Steffen in Horicon.

Vallie and her husband owned and operated a grocery store and meat market in Clyman, home of “Mike's Quality Sausage” from 1948 until 1984. She had also been employed as a cook at Aunt Nellie's cafeteria in Clyman.

Vallie was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Clyman, the ladies aid, altar guild and quilting group. She was a volunteer at Bethesda Lutheran Home in Water-town. Vallie had also been a member of the Clyman Community Club. She enjoyed gardening, canning and cooking. Vallie loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Vallie is survived by a son, James (Sally) Steffen of Beaver Dam; two daughters, Bonnie Zabel of Watertown and Nancy (Don) Creola of Marshfield; six grandchildren, Daniel (Christine) Steffen, Kurt (Michelle) Steffen, Heidi (Shawn) Drews, Heather Dennison, Randy (Amy) Rennock and Tony (friend, Melissa) Rennock; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two sister-in-laws, Mae Bleifuss and Joyce Bleifuss, both of Horicon; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Vallie was the last member of her immediate family, being preceded in death by her parents; her husband on March 14, 2009; three sisters, Frieda Griepentrog, Margaret Korth and Erna Pasbrig; and two brothers, Hans Bleifuss and Otto “Tommy” Bleifuss.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Alvina Davison

MAYVILLE - Alvina B. Davison, 90, of N10123 County Trunk V, Mayville, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, at her home with her family at her side.

Funeral services for Alvina B. Davison will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Horicon with the Rev. Mark Hasty officiating. A visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville and on Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. Interment will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery, Horicon.

Alvina was born the daughter of Julius and Bertha (Purmann) Mueller on Oct. 18, 1919. She was married to Charles Davison on Dec. 27, 1935, in Kekoskee.

She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Horicon. Alvina enjoyed sewing, especially making handmade quilts. She loved making candy and baking. Alvina also enjoyed going to the casinos with her family.

Alvina is survived by her daughters, Lila Okon of Horicon, LaVerne (Tony) Simich of Beaver Dam, Charlotte (Herbert) Jaeger of Reeseville, Judith (Felix) Padron of Watertown, Betty (Glen) Kollmann of Mayville, Barbara Davison of Beaver Dam and Debra Marquardt of Reeseville; her sons, Robert (Sam) Davison of Campbellsport, Richard Davison of Mayville, Russell (Laurie) Davison of Horicon, Roland (Debra) Davison of Florida, David (Pam) Davison of Waterloo, Randy Davison of Beaver Dam, Roger Davison of Mayville and Charles (Tammy) Davison of Clyman; many grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and many great-great-grandchildren. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles in 1976; two sons; two daughters; two brothers; six sisters; and one grandchild.

Memorials in Alvina's name may be directed to St. Agnes Hospice.

Koepsell Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Mayville is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.koepsellfh.com.

Koepsell Funeral Home 301 Walnut St. Mayville

Dolores Riedemann

OCONOMOWOC - Dolores Haessly Riedemann, formerly of Oconomowoc, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, at the age of 96 years.

She was born Dec. 18, 1913, in Fond du Lac, daughter of Edward and Louise Haessly. She was married on Aug. 9, 1941, to William Riedemann.

Dolores is survived by her daughter, Mary Lou Klemm; grandchi1dren, Daniel (Diane) Klemm, Shelly (Jim) Jolliffe and Marty (Nikki) Klemm; and four great-grandchildren Megan, Jenie, Kailey and Stephen. She is also survived by many nieces, and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William; and sisters, Eloise Haessly and June Zahnzinger.

Dolores was past member of Christian Women of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church and the Catholic Order of Foresters of St. Jerome Catholic Church. She worked at National Tea Store and also at the Enterprise newspaper. Dolores enjoyed knitting, cooking, ice skating and roller-skating. She graduated from Oconomowoc High School on June 2, 1932.

Friends may visit on Wednesday from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral Mass at 2 p.m., all at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 120 Nashotah Road, Nashotah. Final rest will be in St. Jerome Cemetery.

Memorials to St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church or St. Jerome Catholic Church would be appreciated.

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

January 9, 2010

Beulah (Durkee) Uttech

HARTFORD - Beulah I. Uttech (Durkee), 76, of Hartford, passed away Thursday Jan. 7, 2010, at her home surrounded by her family after a long courageous battle with cancer.

Beulah was born Jan. 23, 1933, in Watertown to Alex and Esther (Behling) Durkee. She was united in marriage to Melvin Uttech on Oct. 23, 1949, in Lebanon.

Beulah worked for over 25 years as a grade school bus driver at Wittenberger Bus Service. She enjoyed camping and was a member of Peace Lutheran Church.

Beulah was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother and was totally devoted to her family.

Beulah is survived by her husband, Melvin Uttech; her children, Barbara (John) Schellinger of Rubicon, Deborah Uttech (special friend Andrew Fath) of Iron Ridge, Barry (Ruby) Uttech of Beaver Dam, Mark Uttech of Hartford, Brian (Danielle) Uttech of Kewaskum; 15 grandchildren, Anthony (Katie) Schellinger, Jessica (Marten) Roque, Nichole (Chase) Roberts, Scott (Vanessa) Uttech, Brenda Uttech, Brad Kutz (special friend Jessica Ohoreo), Kevin (Suzanne) Kutz, Stephanie Kutz, Cindy (Pat) DeNune, Jenny Uttech, Sarah Uttech, Sharon Uttech, Justin (Jennifer) Uttech, Cory Uttech, Bryanna Uttech; 13 great-grandchildren, Dexter Schellinger, Dominic Roque, Isalena Roque, Scott Roberts, Jade VanRensslaer, Hanna Zimina, Shaelin Kutz, Dylan Kutz, Brent DeNune, Kaytlyn DeNune, Zander DeNune, Emily Uttech, and Cory Uttech Jr.; her sister, Fran Schuck; three sisters-in-law, Margaret Krohn, Eileen (Donald) Gentz, and Frances Uttech; and one brother-in-law Raymond (Irene) Uttech.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alex and Esther (Behling) Durkee; her in-laws, Paul F. and Mable (Wittchow) Uttech; two brothers Gordon Durkee, Merlin Durkee; four brothers-in-law William Schuck, Floyd Uttech, Ewald Krohn, Elmer Uttech; and one great-grandchild Kailey Gennett.

Funeral services for Beulah will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 1001 Center St., Hartford, with the Rev. Aaron Steinbrenner officiating.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Shimon Funeral Home, 824 Union St., Hartford, and on Wednesday at the church from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service.

Memorials to Peace Lutheran Church in Hartford are appreciated.

Special thank you to Ryan, Sheri, Maria, Kay, Nancy, and the angels at Heartland Home Healthcare and Hospice. Also a special thank you to Dr. Andrew Beykovsky.

Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Shimon Funeral Home, 824 Union St. Hartford

January 7, 2010

Carol Ninmann

Carol Ann E. Ninmann, 67, of Watertown, passed away Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, at her home.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday at 6 p.m. at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. Rodney Warnecke officiating. Entombment will be in Glenview Memorial Gardens, Ixonia.

Visitation will be at the church on Sunday from 2 p.m. until the time of the service.

Memorials to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church would be appreciated.

Carol Ann was born March 19, 1942, in Oconomowoc, daughter of Norbert and Clara (Sterr) Fredrick. She married Harvey Ninmann on June 8, 1963, in Oconomowoc. Harvey preceded her in death on Feb. 1, 2003.

Carol Ann was a 1960 graduate of Oconomowoc High School. She worked for Piggly Wiggly in Watertown for 29 years, retiring as customer service manager in 2003. In her retirement years, she also worked at Ixonia State Bank in Ixonia. She was one of the founding members of the Survivors Circle, a support group for breast cancer survivors.

She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown and served her savior and her congregation in many ways over the years.

She is survived by her children, Claudine (Rev. William) Carter of Browns-ville, Brian (Debra) Ninmann of Hustisford and Neal (Karen) Ninmann of Germantown; her grandchildren, Sarah, Laura, Rachel, Maria and Andrew Carter, Joshua and Nathan Ninmann, Justin, Nicholas and Tyler Ninmann; her close friend, G. Dean Melcher; her brothers and sister, Alan (Alice) Fredrick of Oconomowoc, Roxy (Dean) Mueller of Hustisford, Bruce Fredrick of Alderly and Mark (Linda) Fredrick of Alderly; her brothers- and sisters-in-law, Mabel Fredrick of Alderly, Herbert Ninmann of Hustisford, Harold (Dorothy) Ninmann of Beaver Dam, Marlene (Wayne) Schultz of Hustisford and Marilyn (Bill) Peck of Mack Creek, Mo.; nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Nathaniel Carter; two brothers, Marvin Fredrick and Wesley Fredrick; and two sisters-in-law, Jan Fredrick and Bernice Ninmann.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Harold Schwantes

JUNEAU - Harold “Bing” Frederick Schwantes, 84, of 372 Ridge Road, Juneau, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Browns Corner, with the Rev. Leonard Payton officiating. A visitation will be held on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville, and also on Saturday from noon until 1 p.m. at the church. Interment will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery, Horicon.

Harold was born the son of August and Henrietta (Schmidt) Schwantes on July 21, 1925, in the town of Hubbard. He was married to Darlene Roll on May 14, 1949, at St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Horicon. For many years, Harold farmed in the town of Hubbard. Later, he was employed with Mayville Metal Products until his retirement in 1990.

Harold was a longtime member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Browns Corner, serving as an usher, a member of the church council and treasurer of the St. John's Men's Club.

Harold is survived by his wife, Darlene of Juneau; his children, Norman (Barbara) Schwantes of Menomonee Falls, Wayne Schwantes of Eau Claire, Harlyn (Lynda) Schwantes of Wisconsin Dells, Leila (Keith) Lemerond of Horicon, Linda (Jim) Grebe of Fond du Lac, Dale (Susan) Schwantes of Horicon and Warren Schwantes of Eden; his sisters, Erna Nagel of Water-town, Dolores Dahnert of Mayville and Hazel (Louis) Benter of Mayville; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Herbert, Erwin and Arnold; his three sisters, Amanda, Elsie and Leora; and his great-granddaughter, Celeste.

Memorials may be directed to St. John's Lutheran Church, Browns Corner, or to Hillside Homecare and Hospice in Beaver Dam.

Koepsell Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Mayville is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at

www.koepsellfh.com.

Koepsell Funeral Home 301 N. Walnut St. Mayville

January 6, 2010

Lynn Steinbach

HUSTISFORD - Lynn J. Steinbach, 54, of Hustisford, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009, at his home.

Lynn was born on July 19, 1955, in Boscobel, son of Lyndon and Dorothy (Karnopp) Steinbach.

Lynn was a farmer, carpenter and an avid sportsman. He also enjoyed watching the Packers and Brewers.

Lynn is survived by his fiancée, Karen O'Gorman; his five children, Cheri Stevens of Sun Prairie, Kelly Steinbach of Madison, Jamie (Tim) Johnson of Luana, Iowa, Nichol (Brian) Haendel of Horicon and John P. Steinbach of Patch Grove; his stepchildren, Pat (Sara) O'Gorman, Josh (Brandi) O'Gorman, Kate (Peter) Scholtz and Jeanne (Nick) Uhing; his grandchildren, Shantel and Trey Stevens, Marissa Seeley, Hope and Andrea Johnson; his stepgrandchildren, Isabelle and Ilyssa O'Gorman, Nicholas Uhing and Andrew Schultz; his mother, Dorothy Steinbach; and his sisters, Carol, Karen and Marlene. Lynn is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lyndon.

Memorial services for Lynn will be held Saturday, Jan. 16, at 3 p.m. at Karen's Lone Pine Bar in Hustisford.

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

Shimon Funeral Home 824 Union St. Hartford

Michael Kerr

SULLIVAN - Michael L. Kerr, 58, of Sullivan, passed away Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, due to injuries following an automobile accident.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Watertown Community Church in Watertown with Pastor Fred Smith officiating.

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

Michael was born in Milwaukee on Nov. 8, 1951, son of Laurie and Betty (Horlick) Kerr. He married the former Katherine Zuzelski in Waukesha on July 15, 1972.

He was a 1969 graduate of Muskego High School and a sheet metal worker. Michael enjoyed hunting, fishing and motorcycle riding.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy of Sullivan; three children, James (fiancée, Katie Mitchell) Kerr, Billy Kerr and Sharlene Kerr, all of Water-town; three grandchildren, Kyle Kerr, Mikey Kerr and Crissa Kerr; sisters and brothers, Robin (Steve) Jones of Michigan, Sherie Kerr of Waukesha, David Kerr of Waukesha, Larry Kerr of Mukwonago and Peter Kerr of Waukesha; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Michael was preceded in death by his father, mother and a brother, Alex Kerr.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Lucy A. Wilke

WATERLOO - Lucy A. Wilke, 76, of Waterloo, died on Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison following a brief illness.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Waterloo with the Rev. Robert Kosky officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Waterloo.

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

Memorials are suggested to the family.

The Pederson Funeral Home of Waterloo is caring for the family.

The former Lucy Anne Hinrichs was born Nov. 30, 1933, in Madison, daughter of Marvin and Anna (Hoffland) Hinrichs. She married Marvin Wilke on July 18, 1953, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Waterloo.

Lucy was a 1952 graduate of Waterloo High School. She had been employed as a customer service representative for G.T.E. and also worked at Perry Printing in Waterloo and Pirkel Trucking in the town of Burke.

Lucy was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and an avid sports fan. She loved to cook, shop and collect antiques. She also loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Surviving are her daughter, Linda (Mike) Reedy of Waterloo; two sons, Scott (Susan) Wilke of Madison and Brian (Beth) Wilke of Panama City, Fla.; six grandchildren; a great-grandson; two sisters, Cynthia (Neil) Schultz of Harvard, Ill., and Martha (Ken) Gorsky of Minneapolis, Minn.; a brother, Gary (Michelen) Hinrichs of Tucson, Ariz.; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on Sept. 19, 2006; and a brother, Philip.

Pederson Funeral Home 143 S. Washington St. Waterloo

January 5, 2010

Marie Klossner

LAKE MILLS - Marie O. Klossner, 90, of Lake Mills, passed away Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, at Watertown Regional Medical Center.

She was born Dec. 10, 1919, in Jefferson, daughter of the late John and Ottilla (Schiferl) Schicker. She married Frederick “Fritz” Klossner on Dec. 29, 1938, in Jefferson. He preceded her in death in February 1986.

She was employed at Moe Lighting in Fort Atkinson and Copeland Ryder Shoe Factory in Jefferson. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

Marie enjoyed crocheting and needlepoint, and was an avid card player. She was a dedicated volunteer at St. Vincent de Paul for many years.

She is survived by five daughters, Patricia (Eugene) Kramer of Water-town, Kathleen (Marty) Braunschweig of Jefferson, Mary Jeske of Winston Salem, N.C., Judith (John) Kylmanen of Jefferson and Janice (Kenneth) Wegner of Jefferson; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister, Marion (Ralph) Wedl of Jefferson; and a sister-in-law, Carol Schicker of Jeffer-son.

She was preceded in death by her son James, and brothers Raymond and Robert.

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

Visitation will be held on Thursday at the church from 10:30 a.m. until the time of Mass.

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

The family suggests memorials be given in Marie's memory to Tomorrow's Hope, Brook Gardens Assisted Living in Lake Mills or St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Jefferson.

The family would like to thank the staff at Brook Garden Assisted Living in Lake Mills for the wonderful, loving care they have given their mother over the past years.

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

Vernon Schultz

LAKE MILLS - Vernon C. Schultz, 92, of Lake Mills, died on Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at Willowbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lake Mills.

He was born on May 21, 1917, in Lake Mills, son of the late Otto and Anna (Ottow) Schultz. He married Annette Gericke on April 7, 1962.

Vernon had farmed in the town of Lake Mills his entire life until moving to the city of Lake Mills in 1990. He was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his wife, Annette of Lake Mills; his sister, Mildred Strasburg of Lake Mills; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Irvin and Howard.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church (Highway 89) with the Rev. Bruce A. McKenney and the Rev. James E. Rath officiating. Burial will be in Kroghville Cemetery.

Friends may call after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

Memorials may be directed to St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church and School.

The Claussen Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Claussen Funeral Home 416 W. Lake St. Lake Mills

January 4, 2010

Dorothy Schneider

Dorothy E. Schneider, 89, of Watertown, passed away on Friday afternoon, Jan. 1, 2010, at Zinzendorf Hall in Watertown.

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

Relatives and friends may call at the Hafemeister Funeral Home on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. and at the church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

The former Dorothy Ellen Harshbarger was born on July 21, 1920, in Watertown, daughter of Orville and Helen (Boeldt) Harshbarger. Dorothy attended grade school in Watertown and was a 1939 graduate of Watertown Senior High School. On May 2, 1942, she married Norman Schneider at St. Henry Catholic Church.

Dorothy traveled extensively on bus tours around the country and spent winters in Hawaii. She enjoyed many hours of crocheting afghans, tablecloths and baby blankets. Many of the baby blankets she made were donated to Children's Hospital in Milwaukee. She also enjoyed jig-saw puzzles.

Dorothy is survived by four children, Linda (Randy) Schultz of Watertown, Nick (Jean Imig) Schneider of Port Orchard, Wash., Bill (Jean Pauli) Schneider of Vestal, N.Y., and David (Cheryl Greene) Schneider of Chenango Forks, N.Y.; eight grandchildren, Tony, Danny, Nikki, Skip, Jamie, Randy Jr., Brian and Steven; 15 great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Bernice Finley of Watertown, Dorothy Nickel of Lake Mills and Dottie Schneider of Watertown; a brother-in-law; Erv (Jan) Schneider of Rockford, Ill.; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Dorothy was the last member of her immediate family, being preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Norman on Sept. 19, 1996; five brothers, Arlando, Leodis, Raymond, DeForest and Eugene; and three sisters, Marcella Harshbarger, Lorraine Lierman and L. Jane Herold.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Elsie Giese

IRON RIDGE - Elsie Martha (Schmidt) Giese was born on Nov. 5, 1908, and finished her journey to eternal life in heaven on Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, at the age of 101.

She was the middle child of 15 born to Theodore and Ida (Tippett) Schmidt in the township of Hubbard. She became a child of God through baptism on Dec. 6, 1908, and confirmed April 9, 1922, both at St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Iron Ridge. She remained a faithful member of the church until the time of her death. She was a lifelong resident of Iron Ridge until she entered Mayville Nursing and Rehabilitation in June of 2001.

On April 27, 1929, she married Reinhold H. Giese in Waukegan, Ill. Three children were born from their marriage, Dorothy (Hurley) Bechert (deceased), Gerald (Wilma) Giese of Iron Ridge and LuAnn (Duane) Lauers-dorf of Watertown. She is further survived by her nine grandchildren, Tom (Mary) Bechert of Horicon, Jeffrey (Kim) Lauersdorf of McFarland, Anthony (Eliza) Lauersdorf of Oak Harbor, Wash., Timothy (Becky) Lauersdorf of Fond du Lac, Daniel (Deanna) Lauersdorf of Watertown, Christine (Andy) MacDonald of Watertown, Cheryl (James) Schmidt of Iron Ridge, Randall (Veronica) Giese of Mayville and Kathleen Schmidt (special friend Tony Kartos) of Iron Ridge; one brother, Alfred (Jenny) Schmidt of Fond du Lac; three sisters-in-law, Bernice Schmidt of Oconomowoc, Gen Schmidt of Hustisford and Teresa Schmidt of Mayville; 32 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.

Elsie was preceded in death by her parents, Theodore and Ida Schmidt; her husband, Reinhold H. Giese in 1977; daughter, Dorothy in 1996; grandsons, John Bechert and Harlan Bechert; one granddaughter, baby girl Giese; two great-grandchildren, Danny and Danielle Bechert; brothers, Albert, Richard, William, Walter, Wilfred, Joseph, Arnold, Arthur and infant brothers, Theodore and Reinhold; and sisters, Lena Radloff, Mildred Lauersdorf and infant sister, Dorothy.

After her children were school-age, Elsie worked in local canning factories, and 21 years at Ryser's Red Rooster in Mayville until she retired. Until the time her eyesight worsened and other faculties decreased, she was always helping others, enjoying plants, patching, crocheting, word searches, while lovingly appreciating her entire family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She would take them fishing, remember them with birthday treats of Rice Krispies formed in the number of their age, and go for daily walks. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Iron Ridge with the Rev. Larry Mose officiating. Visitation will also be held on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the church. Interment will take place in St. Matthew's Cemetery, Iron Ridge.

Memorials may be directed to St. Matthew's Elevator Fund.

Koepsell Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Mayville is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at

www.koepsellfh.com.

Koepsell Funeral Home 301 N. Walnut St. Mayville

AanneMarie Koester

LAKE MILLS - AnneMarie E. Koester, 99, formerly of Lake Mills, died on Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, at Countryside Home in Jeffer-son.

She was born on March 11, 1910, in Schweidnitz, Germany, daughter of the late Wilhelm and Clara (von Meding) von Marcard.

She had been employed by Bethesda Lutheran Home in Watertown.

AnneMarie was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lake Mills. She enjoyed gardening, knitting, and her family.

Survivors include her children, Barbara Romano of Slinger, Burchard (Elsa) of Lake Mills, Hajo (Rose Marie) of Westford, Mass., AnneMarie (Thomas) Ban-dow of Red Rock, Ariz., Otto (Lynne) of Missoula, Mont., and Margaret (David) Cook of New Auburn; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Ihno and Friedrich.

Funeral services were held today at 1:30 p.m. at the Claussen Funeral Home in Lake Mills.

Friends may call after noon today at the funeral home until the time of service.

If desired, memorials may be made to Countryside Home AT Dept. for special activities.

Claussen Funeral Home 416 W. Lake St. Lake Mills

Earl Kreitzmann

WAUKESHA - Earl W. Kreitzmann of Waukesha died on Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in Union Grove, at the age of 84 years.

Earl was born in Watertown on April 8, 1925, and married Dorothy Ann Klecker at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Watertown on April 23, 1949.

Earl proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy Submarine Force. He was a member of U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 721 of Waukesha and American Legion Pitterle-Beaudoin Post No. 189 of Watertown. Earl was an employee of Archie Ladwig Company and Stein Engineering.

Earl was preceded in death by Dorothy after almost 60 years of marriage on March 4, 2009.

He will be greatly missed by his children, Christine (Phillip) Wittig of Mukwon-ago, Stephen (Betsy) of Tacoma, Wash., Barbara (Michael) Gregware of Waukesha, Jim (LeeAnn) of Puyallup, Wash., and David of Prairie du Sac; his grandchildren, Rebecca (Brian) Michelsen, Melissa (Dan) Polley, Jeremy Wittig, Jessica (Nathan) McCormick, William, Michelle Gregware, Justin (Kelsie) Gregware, KaSandra (Brian) Reynolds, Aubrey, Krystal, Tanner and Emma; and his great-grandchildren, Leah, Blake Reynolds and John Thomas and Annmarie McCormick. Earl is also loved and survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. at St. John the Neumann Catholic Church, 2400 W. State Road 59, Waukesha. Private entombment will be in Wisconsin Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Wisconsin Veterans Home in Union Grove are requested by the family.

The family wishes to thank the kind and caring staff of the Wisconsin Veterans Home for their ongoing support.

Church and Chapel Funeral Homes 1875 Calhoun Road Brookfield

January 2, 2010

Susan Zoellick

Susan N. Zoellick, 80, of Watertown, passed away Wednesday evening, Dec. 30, 2009, at the Golden Living Center in Watertown.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at 11 a.m. at St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown with 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 on Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. and at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.    

The former Susan Nina Felper was born in Watertown on September 6, 1929, daughter of Lee and Lucille (Miller) Felper. She married Victor E. Zoellick in Chicago on March 10, 1952. Susan attended Lincoln Elementary Grade School in Watertown and graduated from Watertown High School in 1948. She had been employed at Jaeger Bakery in Watertown. Susan was a member of St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, the former Watertown Wethonkitha Club, the Ladies VFW Auxiliary Post No. 7852 and the Sunset Hills Country Club in Beaver Dam. She enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling and golfing. 

Survivors include her daughters, Mary Sponholtz of Waukesha, Bonnie Higgins of Watertown; eight grandchildren, Michael Higgins, Jacob (Crystal) Higgins, Daniel Higgins, Rebecca Higgins, Monica Otto, Lee Sponholtz, Jason (Nicole) Sponholtz and Sue (John) Kladitis; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Lamp of Utah; other relatives and friends.

Susan was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Victor, on April 5, 2009; a son, Bruce Zoellick; two brothers, Harry Felper and Norbert Felper, and a sister, Jean Zillmer.

Hafemeister Funeral Home, 611 E. Main St., Watertown

Harvey E. Winkelman

Harvey E. Winkelman, of Watertown, passed away Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009 at the age of 82.

He was born Oct. 22, 1927, to Walter and Francis Winkelman in the town of Pewaukee. He married Elsie L. Fritz on Sept. 10, 1949 in Menomonee Falls. He and Elsie farmed in Pewaukee until September, 1964, when they moved their family to Watertown in the town of Ixonia. They farmed and lived there for the rest of their days. Harvey loved family, friends and life. He loved being a farmer most of all.

He is survived by five children: four sons, Edward (Donna), Harold, John (Dee) and Arnold (Carmen) all of Watertown and one daughter, Alice (Kenneth) Christian of Concord. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and his best friend Melvin Metzger.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie, in October of 2008; a daughter, Carol; two grandchildren, Edward Jr. and Cheryl Hoeft and one great-grandchild.

People may pay their respects on Monday, Jan. 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church on Gopher Hill Road in Ixonia. A service and interment will follow at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the family, church, or charity of one's choice.

Church and Chapel Funeral Home, Waukesha

Alvin Neuenschwander

Alvin L. Neuenschwander, age 76, of Reeseville, died Wednesday, December 30, 2009, at the Columbus Community Hospital.

Visitation for Alvin will be at the Murray Funeral Home in Reeseville on Tuesday, January 5, 2010, from 10 a.m. to noon. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home on Tuesday, beginning at noon. The Rev. Lois Rosko will officiate. Burial will be at Lowell Cemetery.

Alvin LeRoy Neuenschwander was born on July 9, 1933, in Monroe, Wisconsin, to the late Walter and Lena (Schultz) Neuenschwander. He served in the United States Army from February of 1955 to February of 1957. On Jan. 24, 1959, Alvin was united in marriage with Barbara Boeck in Belleville, Wisconsin. He worked as a cheesemaker for over 40 years and was very proud of his award-winning cheese. Alvin enjoyed mowing lawn and rototilling gardens on his beloved tractor. He also enjoyed gardening, leather craft, fishing, and vacationing with his family every summer.

Survivors include his two children, James (Kerry) Neuenschwander of Neosho and Debra (Randy) Gave of Minneapolis, Minn.; five grandchildren, Vanessa Gave, Jeffrey, Kathryn, and Jacob “JT” Neuenschwander; and Isaiah Cooperman; a step granddaughter, Kaitlyn Cooperman; brothers and sisters, Kenneth (Mary) Neuenschwander of Brodhead, Gladys (Keith) Wolf of Orangeville, Glen (Carla) Neuenschwander of Birchwood, Raymond (Katie) Neuenschwander of Browntown, Linda (Dennis) Thompson of Monroe, and William Neuenschwander of Monroe, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Alvin was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Barbara, his son, Michael Alvin Neuenschwander, and his brother, Don Neuenschwander.

The Murray Funeral Home in Reeseville is serving the family. To leave online condolences, for directions and other information, please visit www.MurrayFH.com.

Murray Community Funeral Home, 214 S. Main St., Reeseville

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