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Posted: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 12:00 am

November 30, 2010

Eugene E. Freson

Eugene E. “Mike” Freson, 84, of Watertown, passed away Monday morning, Nov. 29, 2010, at his home.

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

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials, if desired, may be directed to Immanuel Lutheran Church, American Parkinson's Disease Foundation or the charity of one's choice.

The Hafemeister Funeral Home is serving the family.

Eugene Edward Freson was born on March 11, 1926, in Johnson Creek, son of John and Clara (Ambrose) Freson. On Oct. 23, 1948, he married the former Irma Zubke at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown. He had been employed as a welder at Crepaco in Lake Mills for many years until his retirement in 1988.

Eugene was a member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown and Watertown Moose Lodge No. 830. He had also been a member of the Wisconsin National Guard 32nd Division in Watertown.

Eugene enjoyed traveling, playing cards with family and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his children, Carol (James) Fredrich of Watertown, Steven (Trish) Freson of Fitchburg, Dale (Carol) Freson of Watertown and Mark (Laurie) Freson of Clyman; 11 grandchildren, Robert Fredrich, Michael (Jenny) Fredrich, Joel (Dawn) Fredrich, William Dale (Kate) Ersel, Dana (Nic) Streich, Amy Freson, Amelia Freson, Samantha Freson, Nathan Lord, Rebecca (Josh) Swisher and Tillie Lord; 12 great-grandchildren; four brothers, James Freson of Johnson Creek, Dean (Shirley) Freson of Watertown, Gerald (Mildred) Freson of Jefferson and Robert (Lillian) Freson of Chicago; two sisters, Margaret Schmidt of Reeseville and Lucille Sayles of Waukesha; a sister-in-law, Barbara Zubke of Watertown; a brother-in-law, Ronald Zubke of Watertown; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Eugene was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Irma, on Dec. 28, 2008; two children in infancy; and five brothers, John, Harold, Donald, Raymond and Leroy.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Mary W. Mortenson

Mary W. Mortenson, 85, of Watertown, passed away Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, at Watertown Regional Medical Center.

A memorial service and reception for Mary will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Highland Village Club House, 121 Homestead Lane, with Pastor John Siedschlag officiating. Relatives and friends are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation, in Mary's name, to one of the following charities, Adelphi University, Office of Advancement, 1 South Ave., Garden City, NY 11530, or Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, P.O. Box 27106, New York, NY 10087, the Web site is mskcc.org.

The Hafemeister Funeral Home is serving the family.

The former Mary W. Ingram was born in New York on Oct. 31, 1925, daughter of James and Mary (Lawson Taylor) Ingram. On Nov. 8, 1945, she married Russell R. Mortenson at New Rochelle Presbyterian Church in New Rochelle, N.Y.

Mary was a graduate of Adelphi University Nursing School in Long Island, N.Y., and a member of the Adelphi Alumni.

Survivors include her husband, Russell of Watertown; her four children, James Russell (Susan Mueller) Mortenson of San Francisco, Calif., Karen McCuaig of Delafield, Mary Mortenson of Encinitas, Calif., and Chris Robert (Jacklyn) Mortenson of Mequon; five grandchildren, James Russell Mortenson Jr., Bradley Taylor McCuaig, Cameron Holland, Christin Ann Mortenson and Breah Caitlin Mortenson; a sister-in-law, Ruth Ingram of Meterie, La.; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mary was the last member of her immediate family, being preceded in death by her parents, James and Mary Ingram, and a brother, Robert Ingram.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Kenneth Meyer

SUN PRAIRIE - Kenneth Meyer, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away peacefully in his home on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, 2010, after a courageous fight against cancer.

He was born in La Crosse on April 22, 1928, to Carl and Bessie Meyer. The second of four sons, Ken grew up in Wisconsin Dells where he met the love of his life, Shirley Busse at the Finch Hotel where they both worked. Together they made there lives across the U.S., finally settling in Sun Prairie for the past 38 years where they raised horses and played bridge.

Ken spent many years as a hotel manager before working for the State of Wisconsin from which he retired in 1990.

Ken is preceded in death by both parents and brothers, Arno and Dana.

He is survived by his wife Shirley; brother, Harold of Middleton; son and daughter-in-law, Scot and Erin of Watertown; and grandchildren, Connor and Griffin.

The family wishes to thank all of the wonderful CNA's and RN's of HospiceCare Inc., Dr. Queoff and all the friends and family that visited Ken during this time.

Respecting Kenneth's wishes there will be no services. Cress Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family.

Memorials may be made to HospiceCare Inc., 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, 53711, 608-276-4660.

Cress Funeral and Cremation Service 1310 Emerald Terrace Sun Prairie

Marilyn M. Zweinig

LAKE MILLS - Marilyn M. Zweinig, 79, of Lake Mills, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, at Willowbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born on Sept. 9, 1931, in Watertown, daughter of the late Herbert and Ella (West) Birkholz. She graduated from Watertown High School, class of 1950.

Marilyn had owned and operated Cornerhouse Antiques and Gifts in Watertown. She enjoyed working in antiques and selling at flea markets where she was fondly know as the “Book Lady.”

Survivors include her daughter, Terri (James) Ziebell of Lake Mills; three grandchildren, Cody, Kyle and Cortney; cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Private family services will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Watertown.

If desired, memorials may be made to St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lake Mills or Rainbow Hospice.

The Claussen Funeral Home is assisting the family.

The family wishes to thank Country Nurses, Rainbow Hospice and Willowbrook Nursing Home for their care.

Claussen Funeral Home 416 W. Lake St. Lake Mills

November 29, 2010

Donald Russell Sayler

FORT ATKINSON - Donald Russell Sayler, 82, of Fort Atkinson, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at Sienna Crest in Fort Atkinson.

Don was born on Feb. 14, 1928, in Eagle River, son of Fred and Blanche (Burke) Sayler. He graduated from Ripon High School and Fond du Lac Business School. Don served his country in the U.S. Army in Germany during World War II.

On Nov. 25, 1949, he married Marie Rose Phelps in Dubuque, Iowa. She preceded him in death on Oct. 30, 1997. Don owned and operated Don's New York Meat Market in Watertown and was a part-time musician. In July 2002 he married Marion Oswald. She preceded him in death on Jan. 26, 2006. Don served as chairman for the town of Conover for five years. He was a member of the Moose Club and the Musicians Union.

Surviving are two daughters, Kim (Gregg) Patrick of Fort Atkinson and Donna Sayler of Evansville; grandchildren, Lynn (Chuck) Ilse of Hawaii, Amy (Brandon) Hollis of Albany, Jamie (Matthew) Strasburg of Fort Atkinson, Jenny (Anthony) Provenzano of Fort Atkinson and Jody Kasten of Fort Atkinson; 11 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Ken Sayler of Colorado.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Cheryl Sukow; a brother, Duane; an infant brother, Niel; and a grandson, Jason Vaughn.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Nitardy Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Atkinson with the Rev. Russell Frees officiating.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Nitardy Funeral Home, Fort Atkinson, and after 10 a.m. on Wednesday until the time of the services.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Sienna Crest of Fort Atkinson or Rainbow Hospice of Jefferson.

Don was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend right up to the end. He will be sadly missed.

Nitardy Funeral Home 1008 Madison Ave. Fort Atkinson

November 27, 2010

Dorothy Nagle

Dorothy L. Nagle, 86, of Watertown, passed away Thursday afternoon, Nov. 25, 2010, at Willowbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lake Mills.

The former Dorothy Louise Bast was born on April 24, 1924, in Watertown, the daughter of William and Margaret (Voigt) Bast. She attended grade school in Watertown and was a 1942 graduate of the Watertown Senior High School. On Feb. 2, 1946, Dorothy married Donald Victor Nagle at St. John's Lutheran Church in Watertown.

Dorothy had been a cook at St. John's Lutheran School in Watertown and was then employed at Brandt Automatic Cashier in Watertown for many years until her retirement. Dorothy had enjoyed canning and crocheting. She also enjoyed listening to music by Charlie Pride and was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. Dorothy was a lifelong member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Watertown.

Dorothy is survived by five children, Bonnie (Ralph) Stueber of Watertown, Jean (Dennis) Irvine of Oconomowoc, Sandy (Ron) Friederick of Muscoda, Donna (Steve) Thielke of Reeseville and Donald (Julie) Nagle of Soldiers Grove; a special niece, Vicky Higgins of Charlotte, N.C.; 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Don, on July 29, 1964; a son, Michael Dennis Nagle; and a brother, Lester Bast.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday at 3 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. Rodney Warnecke officiating. Burial will be Monday at 10 a.m. at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Watertown.

Relatives and friends may call the church on Sunday from 2 p.m. until the time of the service. Memorials, if desired, may be directed toward the St. John's Lutheran Church Radio Fund or the charity of one's choice.

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

The family wishes to express their thanks to the second floor nursing staff at Watertown Regional Medical Center, Sullivan EMS and the staff of Willowbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the care and compassion they have shown.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Hubert D. Dornfeld

SALEMVILLE - Hubert D. Dornfeld, 86, of Salemville, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010, at Waupun Hospital.

Hubert was born on Oct. 29, 1924, at home in Salemville, the son of Christian and Caroline (Bender) Dornfeld. On Feb. 4, 1945, he was united in marriage to Verna M. Kraft at St. Paul's Church in Manchester. Together they farmed in the Salemville area. Hubert was a lifelong member at St. John's Lutheran Church in Salemville. He loved spending time with his family and talking to people about his family. He loved meeting new people and he liked cars and trucks.

Hubert is survived by his five sons, Dennis (Sheila) of Princeton, Gary (Ann) of Green Bay, Richard (Lois) of Cambria, Michael (Sue) of Cambria, and Steven (Linda) Dornfeld of Cambria; 21 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Howard Dornfeld of Markesan and Herbert Dornfeld of Ripon; one sister, Berdell (Rodney) Douma of Texas; two sisters-in-law, Linda (James) Richardson and Lois Schultz both of Fox Lake; and dear friends, Bernice (Roy) Schrieber of Oshkosh. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Verna of 57 years; one granddaughter, Lisa Dornfeld; three sisters-in-law, Vera, Alice and Barbara Dornfeld; and one brother-in-law, Bud Schultz.

Services will be on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Salemville with Rev. Edward Frey officiating. Friends and family may visit at Wachholz Family Funeral Home in Markesan on Monday, from 5 to 9 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be following the service at Salemville Cemetery.

Wachholz Family Funeral Home 181 S. Main St., Markesan

November 26, 2010

Janet J. Marquardt

SULLIVAN - Janet J. Marquardt, 68, of Sullivan, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010.

Janet is survived by her loving children, David Marquardt, Nancy (Steve) Ott, Scott Marquardt and Gary (Hope) Marquardt; her grandchildren, Kristen (Scott) Melvin, Justin Marquardt, Nick Marquardt, Joey Marquardt and Nicole Ott along with two great-grandchildren Coral and Jaice. She is also survived by her brother Ronald (Delores) Vedder and her ex-husband, Darwin Marquardt, along with nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents Ray and Dorothy Vedder.

A memorial service for Janet will be held on Sunday at 4 p.m. with a visitation starting at 3 p.m. all to be held at Pagenkopf Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the Sullivan EMS in Janet's honor.

Janet was a very devoted mother who loved the north woods, loved to sew and loved her dog Taffy. She will be deeply missed by her family and many friends.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home 1165 E. Summit Ave., Oconomowoc

Juanita M. Meitner

WATERLOO - Juanita M. Meitner, 82, of Waterloo, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, at Columbus Nursing and Rehab Center.

Juanita was born on March 17, 1928, in Portland, the daughter of Edward and Elsie (Geise) Blank. She was a graduate of Waterloo High School. She married James Meitner on Aug. 3, 1946, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Waterloo.

Juanita worked different jobs in Waterloo, with her favorite being many years as city of Waterloo clerk-treasurer. She treasured Waterloo and its people. Her smiling face always greeted people in city hall, especially on her St. Patrick's Day birthday with wearing of the green. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Waterloo.

She and James shared their time and love with many young people through the Waterloo Junior Rifle Club. Together they were active with and supportive of many family, friends and the community over the years.

Survivors include a son, Wayne (JoAnne) Meitner of Marshall; a daughter, Jennifer Flaherty of West Allis; three grandchildren; three great-granddaughters; also a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Juanita was the last member of her immediate family having been preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1994; one sister; and one brother.

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

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Waterloo with the Rev. Robert Kosky officiating. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 1 p.m. until the time of service at the church. Burial will be in Washington Cemetery, town of Portland.

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

Gerald T. Gross

FORT ATKINSON - Gerald T. Gross, 45, of Fort Atkinson, formerly of Jefferson, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, at Golden LivingCenter in Fort Atkinson.

Gerald was born on Jan. 13, 1965, in Fort Atkinson, son of the late Robert and Doris (Haustad) Gross. He attended St. John the Baptist Catholic School and Jefferson High School. He served in the United States Army. Formerly employed at McCain Foods in Fort Atkinson and most recently, he was employed at Muncie Power Products in Tulsa, Okla..

He is survived by his sister, Susan (Chris) Nicely of Tulsa; his brothers, William (Cheryl) Gross of Jefferson and Michael (Tammy Koch) Gross of Jefferson; nieces and nephews, Chad (Amy Zastrow) Gross, Nathan Gross, Bradley (Becky Schroeder) Mueller, Carmen (Jason) Seeber and Kimberly (Ethan) Grimes; and his special dog, Makita.

A memorial Mass will be held at noon on Monday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with the Rev. Thomas Coyle officiating. Burial with military rites will follow in Rock River Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the church on Monday from 11 a.m. until the time of Mass.

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

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

November 23, 2010

Florence H. Glaznap

Florence H. Glaznap, 84 of Watertown, passed away on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 21, 2010, at the Watertown Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. Anthony Schultz and the Rev. Mark Gartner officiating. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Watertown.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated.

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

The former Florence Helen Boltz was born in Watertown on Sept. 1, 1926, daughter of Edward and Helen (Schroeder) Boltz. On June 21, 1947, she married Raymond C. Glaznap at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown.

Florence had been employed at the Mid-State Shoe Factory, St. Mary's Hospital and Marquardt Memorial Manor, all of Watertown. She was an avid Green Bay Packer fan and Wisconsin Badgers fan and enjoyed crocheting.

Florence loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by a daughter, Lynn (Daniel) Bast of Park Falls; three sons, Jeff (Julie) Glaznap of Watertown, Garry (Michelle) Glaznap of Los Gatos, Calif., and Robbie (Gina) Glaznap of Watertown; eight grandchildren, Shonna (Kelly) Tietz, Brent (Pam) Bast, Keith (Jan) Glaznap, Lisa Glaznap, Ricky Wester, Cassy Glaznap, Jordan Ewing and Cristian Ewing; five great-grandchildren, Carly Bast, Dawson Bast, Avery Tietz, Brandon Glaznap and Kendra Glaznap; a brother, Raymond (Ethel) Boltz of Jefferson; two sisters, Lorraine (Eddie) Kuckkan of Watertown and Shirley Vergenz of Kenosha; a brother-in-law, Melvin Lange of Watertown; also nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Florence was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Raymond on May 27, 1984; a brother, Ed Boltz Jr.; and two sisters, Marion Lange and Helen Lindemann.

The family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to the ICU nurses and the doctors for their wonderful and compassionate care for Florence during her illness and to Pastor Schultz and Pastor Gartner for their prayers and comfort as well.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

November 22, 2010

Olga E. Taylor

Olga E. Taylor, 100, of Watertown, a longtime resident of West Allis, passed away Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at Highland House in Watertown.

She is survived by two children, Carol (Raymond) Hannula of Watertown and Howard (Kathleen) Taylor of Dousman; five grandchildren, Todd (Catherine) Hannula, Paul (Dawn) Hannula, Lynn (Mark) Mickelson, John (Heidi) Hannula and Thomas (Jennifer) Taylor; great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at noon at Lyster Lutheran Church in Nelson with the Rev. Michael Vetsch officiating. Burial will follow in the Upper Lyster Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Tuesday at the church from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service.

The family would like to thank Highland House and Rainbow Hospice for the wonderful care they gave to Olga.

Visit www.kjentvet-smithfuneralhome.com to offer online condolences.

Kjentvet-Smith Funeral Home 465 W. Main St. Mondovi

Clarence H. Schuett

Clarence H. Schuett, 92, of Watertown, formerly of Ashippun, passed away on Friday afternoon, Nov. 19, 2010, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Ashippun with the Rev. Bob Thays officiating. Burial will be in Ashippun Lutheran Cemetery.

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

Memorials, if desired, may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or the charity of one's choice.

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

Clarence Harold Schuett was born on Feb. 19, 1918, in the town of Rubicon, son of Robert and Bertha (Buetow) Schuett. On June 8, 1940, he married Esther Zuleger at Zion Lutheran Church in Ashippun.

Clarence had been employed at Carnation Can Company in Oconomowoc for 45 years. He was a lifetime member of Zion Lutheran Church and had served on the church council. He had been a member of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers AFL-CIO Union Local 1564 since 1937 and he had participated in its organization. Clarence took part in organizing the Carnation Credit Union which was officially chartered in 1952 and is known today as Landmark Credit Union.

Clarence enjoyed gardening and fishing.

Survivors include his beloved wife, Esther of Watertown; a son, Robert (Carole) Schuett of Oconomowoc; two daughters, Elaine (Dallas) Grosenick of Watertown and Kathryn (Randy) Moldenhauer of Watertown; 10 grandchildren, Daniel (Penny) Schuett, Annette Schuett, Michael Grosenick, Mark (Dana) Grosenick, Brian (Carrie) Grosenick, Angela Moldenhauer, Tami (Steven) Campbell, Jeffrey Moldenhauer, Heather (Karl) Haines and Heidi (Dennis) Westfall; 16 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Clarence was the last member of his immediate family being preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Meta Schuett, Leona (Herman) Goecks and Hilda Schuett; and a brother, Leonard Schuett.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Charles ‘Bopper' K. VanAcker

JOHNSON CREEK - Charles “Bopper” K. VanAcker, 52, of Johnson Creek, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, doing what he loved, deer hunting,

He was born on Nov. 24, 1957, in Fort Atkinson, son of Jerry and Terri (Walling) VanAcker. He graduated from Lake Mills High School, class of 1976.

Chuck was a lifelong area resident. He married Julie Yenser on May 10, 2003, in Johnson Creek. He had been employed by APV Crepaco for 23 years and then Spacesaver in Fort Atkinson. He was a member of Jefferson County Alliance of Snowmobilers and Helenville Hill Hoppers.

His first love was his antique snowmobile which he enjoyed taking to club shows and meetings. He was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed snowmobiling, hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Julie; two sons, Jay (fiancée, Peace Stephens) VanAcker and Ben VanAcker; two daughters, April Stillmacher and Holly Yenser; seven grandchildren, Natalie Granger and Alyssa Brown, Destiny, Dakota, and Devyn VanAcker, Jesse Koloezne and James Zarline; one brother, Shane (Erna) VanAcker; two sisters, Twilah (Harvey) Kulow and Fawn (special friend, Ray Jones); five nephews, Jared Kulow, Kory Tindell, Joshua Hart, Chris Hart and Steven Hart; two nieces, Kalie Kulow and Kyia Bean; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Janelle.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Rock Lake Baptist Church in Lake Mills with the Rev. Vincent Kobosh officiating. Burial will be in Aztalan-Milford Cemetery.

Friends may call after 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the church until the time of services.

If desired, memorials may be made to the family to set up a fund for son's college education.

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

Claussen Funeral Home 416 W. Lake St. Lake Mills

Roger A. Buss

FREMONT - Roger A. Buss, 67, of Fremont, formerly of Watertown, passed away Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, in Watertown.

Roger was born in Watertown on July 2, 1943, son of Harvey and Marge (Ustad) Buss. Roger lived in Watertown for most of his life and was retired from Lindberg Hevi-Duty. He moved to Fremont in 2007 where his son, Robert, resides. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Roger is preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Marge Buss; a brother, Tim; and sisters, Eileen and Nancy.

Roger is survived by three sons, Rick of Beaver Dam, Scott of Milwaukee and Robert (Joanne) of Weyauwega. He is also survived by six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his brothers, Kenneth (Phyllis), Curtis (Janice), Phil (Nancy) and Terry (Donna), all of Watertown; and his sisters, Jackie (Sam) Hartmann of Neenah, Carol Klug of New Berlin, Pat Boyd of Beaver Dam and Faye Krebs of Beaver Dam; cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church with the Rev. Terry Larson officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.

Memorials to the family would be appreciated.

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

Pederson Funeral Home 213 S. Fifth St. Watertown

Ruth Ann Snyder

HORICON - Ruth Ann (Parpart) Snyder, 88, of Horicon, was born in Watertown and died Sunday morning, Nov. 21, 2010, at the Agnesian Hospice Home of Hope in Fond du Lac after a prolonged illness.

An Alsace-Lorraine immigrant farmer's daughter, she worked for General Electric in her early 20s. In her late 20s, she chose to become a beloved (house) wife and later, a mother and (great) grandmother, with high standards, a strong will and a “heart of gold.”

She was preceded in death by her parents, Emil and Minnie Parpart; a sister, Alice (Art) Raether; brothers, Art, Raymond and Wesley (Rose) Parpart; husband, Wayne Snyder (World War II U.S. Army bandsman, mail carrier, boat builder, musician and American Legion Post No. 157 bugler); and infant son, Wayne Jr.

She is survived by her brother, John (Ellie) Parpart of Waukesha and sons, Jim (Gaetana) Snyder, Bill (Marcia) Snyder and John (Patricia) Snyder. She had five grandchildren, Patrick and Gina Snyder, Wendy (Ross) Oppermann, Brian and Tony Snyder. She also had four great-grandchildren, Cameran, Katie, Adyson and Jamie. There are many cousins, nephews and nieces as well.

Friends may call at the Murray Funeral Home in Horicon on Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m. The service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Mark Hasty of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Horicon officiating. Burial will be in Oakhill Cemetery in Horicon followed by a lunch at Zion Lutheran Church in Horicon.

Special thanks to the staff at the Agnesian Hospice Home of Hope.

Memorials should be directed to either the St. Agnesian Hospice Home of Hope, 400 County Highway K, Fond du Lac, or Zion Lutheran Church in Horicon.

The Murray Funeral Home, 716 Clinton St., Horicon, is caring for the family. To leave condolences, for directions or other information, please visit our Web site at www.MurrayFH.com.

Murray Funeral Home 716 Clinton St. Horicon

Eldon R. Rode

CAMBRIA - Eldon R. Rode, 85, formerly of Cambria, passed away quietly on Friday evening, Nov. 19, 2010, at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam where he resided for the last three years.

Funeral services for Eldon will be held on Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Kratz-Smedema Funeral Home in Cambria with the Rev. William Heisler officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the Cambria American Legion Post 401. A luncheon will follow at the Cambria Conservation Club.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m.

Eldon was born on Aug. 11, 1925, son of Roy and Selma (Sauer) Rode. He was a 1943 Waterloo High School graduate and enlisted in the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II. Eldon was united in marriage to Marjorie Welk in September 1950. Eldon worked as a milk truck driver along with his brother, Hubert, and then became engaged in farming along with his father and established the Rode Corp. Eldon then took the job of Cambria postmaster from 1963 until his retirement in 1990. Following his retirement, he worked seasonally for Larson Canning Co. (Del Monte) in Cambria.

Eldon was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie, in April 1993, and was united in marriage to his second wife, Mary (Baillies) Welk in May of 1994. His wife, Mary, preceded him in death in February of 2004. Eldon then was united in marriage to Catherine Pasewald on July 30, 2005, in Reeseville.

Eldon like to go dancing and tinker with many things but the favorite way to spend his free time was watching his grandchildren in their high school sporting events.

Eldon was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, having served on the cemetery board and as a church officer; was a member of the Cambria American Legion Post 401, served as past commander, past adjutant and past finance officer; and was also a member of the Cambria Kiwanis Club. Eldon will be missed by many and will always be remembered as the world's greatest hugger and cuddler.

Eldon will be sadly missed by his wife, Catherine Pasewald Rode of Beaver Dam; his two children, Gary (Maureen) Rode of Rosendale and Dawn Rode (Dale Posthuma) of Cambria; his grandchildren, Mindy (Ross) Rote of Utah, Chris Elgersma of Rhode Island and Alex Elgersma of Germantown; his great-grandchild, Kyle Rote; one sister, Helen (Vincent) Noble of Dalton; one sister-in-law, Geneva Rode of Cambria; his stepchildren, Holly (Gary) Kalepp of Cambria, Randy (Susan) Welk of Appleton, Laura (Dan) Swift of Holman, Robert (Ada) Pasewald of Ixonia, MaryJo Schoenwetter of Johnson Creek, John (Ann) Pasewald of Beaver Dam, David (Sue) Pasewald of Horicon, Leanne (Steven) Honish of Tomah, Cynthia (Rod) Hanies of Tomah, Jean (John) Schnitzler of Theresa, Charles (Cheryl) Pasewald of Park Falls, Alan (Kim) Pasewald of Reeseville, Edward (Debra) Pasewald of Reeseville and Steven (Kerry) Pasewald of Beaver Dam; many stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends, especially the staff at Hillside Manor. Thank you for your kindness and compassion that you gave dad the past three years.

Eldon was preceded in death by his parents; his wives, Marjorie and Mary; and his brother, Hubert Rode.

The Kratz-Smedema Funeral Home, 323 Mary St., Cambria 53923, is serving the family.

Kratz-Smedema Funeral Home 323 Mary St. Cambria

Richard B. Krueger

Richard “Dick” B. Krueger of Cape Coral, Fla., took his final “Model A Trip” on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010. He is now in heaven with his Lord and savior probably fixing “stuff.” Dick had a motto: “Jack of ALL trades, MASTER of some.”

He was born July 2, 1943, to H. Benjamin and Marie Krueger in Watertown. He graduated from Lake Mills High School, class of 1961. After high school, he spent three years in the Army “enjoying” the wonderful weather at Fort Huachuca, Ariz. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 1974 with a bachelor of science degree in business management.

Dick started his career in the can business as supervisor with Carnation (Silgan) in Waupun, and retired from Ball Corp. in DeForest.

He enjoyed work, could fix anything and helped family and friends all the time. He restored many Model A's over the years and was active in Model A Clubs in Wisconsin and Florida. He was a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary in southwest Florida. He also enjoyed singing with the Lakeland Barbershop Chorus in northern Wisconsin.

Dick and Ellen Rindfleisch were married on April 4, 1992, in Madison. They divided the year with winters in Cape Coral and summers in Lac du Flambeau. He was a member of Abiding Love Lutheran Church, where he served as a congregational assistant. He enjoyed serving on the Senior Ministry of the church.

Dick was the proud Dad of Benjamin Krueger II (Jennifer) of Waupun, Michelle Krueger Orchard of Lake Mills, David (Sharon) Rindfleisch of Dubuque, Iowa, and Mark (Christine) Rindfleisch of Milwaukee; and loving grandfather to Tyler and Alex Orchard, Kaden Krueger, Caleb, Hannah and Haley Rindfleisch, Ethan, Grace, Jonah, Riley and Logan Rindfleisch.

He also is survived by a sister, Beverly Farnsworth of Lake Mills; a brother, Gerald (Marily) Krueger of Citrus Springs, Fla.; a favorite aunt, Mildred Lemke of Fort Atkinson; beloved nieces and nephews and their families, many cousins and countless friends.

A memorial service will be held at Eastside Lutheran Church in Madison on Saturday at 11 a.m.

Memorials may be made to Eastside Lutheran Church or the American Diabetes Association.

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

Kerry Lynn Zimdars

MUNDELEIN, Ill. - Kerry Lynn Zimdars, 53, of Mundelein, died on Monday, Nov. 8, 2010.

Kerry was born Feb. 8, 1957, in Hazel Crest, daughter of Richard and Lois Forsberg. On Sept. 23, 1978, she married Wayne Zimdars, son of Heino Zimdars. That same year, she joined St. John Lutheran Church of Libertyville. At St. John, she taught in the preschool and sang in the choir.

Kerry is survived by her husband, Wayne; her two children, Jeremy and Allyson; her sisters, Susan Mullen and Debra (Frank) Boyle; her stepfather, Paul Becker; other relatives and friends.

November 19, 2010

Marvel J. Lenius

Marvel J. Lenius, 78, of Watertown, passed away Thursday morning, Nov. 18, 2010, at Watertown Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services for Marvel will be held on Monday at 1 p.m. at St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. James Werner officiating. Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery in Watertown.

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

In lieu of flowers, Marvel's request was for memorials to be directed to St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church.

The Hafemeister Funeral Home is serving the family.

The former Marvel June Hensler was born in the town of Portland on June 10, 1932, daughter of Earl and Burniss (Soldner) Hensler. She married William Lenius on Nov. 11, 1950, at St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown.

Marvel and her husband farmed in the town of Shields. She also did house cleaning for families in the community. Marvel was a lifelong member of St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church and enjoyed gardening.

Survivors include her husband, William Lenius of Watertown; two children, Sandy Sykes of Woodbury, Minn., and Gary Lenius of Watertown; three grandchildren, Tammy Chamberlain, Brian (Sara) Sykes and Kim Sykes; a great-grandchild, Zach Chamberlain; two sisters, Lois (Stan) Kassube of Waukesha and Shirley Sukow of Johnson Creek; a brother, Gordon (Lois) Hensler of Watertown; two brothers-in-law, William Wolfgang of Juneau and Robert (Lorelei) Fredrick of Watertown; a special nephew, Jonathan (Anne) Kluewer; nieces, other nephews, relatives and friends.

Marvel was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Rose Wolfgang and Dolores Fredrick; and a son-in-law, James Sykes.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Dorothy M. Ready

Dorothy M. Ready, 84, of Watertown, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Watertown with Monsignor Daniel Ganshert officiating. Interment will be in St. Bernard's Catholic Cemetery in Watertown.

Memorials, if desired, would be appreciated to the church or Rainbow Hospice.

Relatives and friends may call to pay their respects at the Hafemeister Funeral Home on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. and at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass.

The Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown is serving the family.

Dorothy Mae Pagel was born in Fond du Lac on Oct. 25, 1926, daughter of Frank and Theresa (Schmidt) Pagel. On May 26, 1951, she married John W. Ready Jr. in Fond du Lac.

She attended Jefferson Grade School in Fond du Lac and was a 1944 graduate of Fond du Lac High School. Dorothy had been employed by Kline's Department Store in Watertown, Harley-Davidson in Milwaukee, Damrow Brothers in Fond du Lac and Bethesda Lutheran Home in Watertown.

Dorothy was a member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church, Resurrection Choir, Walk and Rollers in Watertown, Catholic Knights of Columbus, Watertown Cancer Survivor Group, and was a former member of the Catholic Women's Club and AARP Chapter No. 3056. She also volunteered at Marquardt Memorial Manor and at Bethesda Lutheran Home.

Dorothy enjoyed playing bingo, dancing, eating out, country western music and especially loved to socialize with family and friends.

She is survived by her best friend, Leo Checkai of Watertown; five children, Thomas Ready of Dallas Texas, Mary (Gary) Housner of Elroy and Larry (Debbie) Ready, Jeffrey (Christine) Ready and Sharon (Duane Jr.) Thomsen, all of Watertown; 11 grandchildren, Brian (Waneta) Kutzke, Beckie (Brian) Whitehouse, Shannon (Trent) Kenyon, Sarah (Mike) Kratzenberg, Amanda (Jed) Slizewski, Patrick Ready, Adam (fiancee Lisa Duehr) Ready, Shaun (fiancee Nicole McCarthy) Ready, Aaron (Stacy) Ready, Brandon (fiancee Spring Reed) Ready, and Alicia (fiancé Travis Buske) Lawson; three stepgrandchildren, Duane (Erika) Thomsen III, Brandon Thomsen and Steven (Jessica) Thomsen; 11 great-grandchildren, Alex, Iassac and Dante Kutzke, Tristin and Ty Kenyon, Jocelyn Whitehouse, Ava Marie Kratzenberg, AbbyGail, Todd, Alyssa and Allyson Ready; three stepgreat-grandchildren, Mackenzie, Jacob and Alex Thomsen; one brother, Raymond (a special friend, Rose) Pagel of Fond du Lac; a brother-in-law, Thomas Gaffney of Fond du Lac; goddaughters, Kathy (Bill) Hoover of Columbia, Mo., and Debbie Gaffney of Fond du Lac; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John William Ready Jr. on June 8, 1993; two sisters, Elaine Pagel and Beverly Gaffney; two brothers, Marvin and Donald Pagel; and a granddaughter, Angel Elizabeth Kutzke.

She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. The family would like to thank the staff at Rainbow Hospice, Watertown Regional Medical Center and Aurora Medical Clinic in Oconomowoc for their wonderful care.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Celestine W. Klinger

MERCER - Celestine “Bud” W. Klinger, 84, formerly of Watertown, passed away on Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, at Park Falls nursing home.

Bud was born on Aug. 26, 1926, in Watertown, son of Anton and Magdalene (Kreuziger) Klinger. On Aug. 22, 1951, he married the former Sandra Meitner at St. Henry Catholic Church. Bud served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He had been in charge of facilities maintenance for the Brookfield school system and they moved to Mercer, following retirement. He was a member of St. Isaac Jacques Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra of Mercer; two sons, Steven (Mary) Klinger of Hubertus and Lonnie (Darlene) Klinger of Jackson; two grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Marks of Ottawa, Ill.; a special family friend, Kathleen Bernier; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and six brothers and sisters.

A graveside service has been held at St. Henry Catholic Cemetery with Father Brian Wilk officiating.

Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home and Cremation Service is serving the family. Online condolences may be left at watertownwifuneralhome.com.

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

Juan Torres Vazquez Jr.

JEFFERSON - Juan Torres Vazquez Jr., 52, of Jefferson, died on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, at home.

He was born on Oct. 22, 1958, in Arroyo, Puerto Rico, son of Juan and Carmen (Vazquez) Torres. He has been married to Magaly Rodriguez for 27 years.

He graduated from Iowa State with a degree in dairy sciences. He was employed at Jones Dairy Farm in Fort Atkinson. He also assisted with translating for the Jefferson County Courthouse and the Jefferson Police Department.

Juan loved farming, raising game birds, and the outdoors. He was the founder of the 4-H Conquista Club.

Surviving are his wife, Magaly Torres of Jefferson; three sons, Kelvin Rodriguez, Juan A. Torres and Luis M. Torres, all of Jefferson; one granddaughter, Eva Torres; three sisters, Betty Lopez of Puerto Rico, Nitza (Jose) Torres Enchautegui and Carmen (Antonio) Holguin, both of Jefferson; three brothers, Salvidor (Juanita) Torres of Johnson Creek, Gerardo (Zulma) Torres of New Jersey and Victor (Gudelia) Torres of Johnson Creek; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial services will be held at the Olsen Funeral Home in Jefferson at 6 p.m. on Friday with the Rev. Bishop Rene R. Vivas officiating.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 4 p.m. until the time of services.

Olsen Funeral Home 221 S. Center Ave. Jefferson

November 17, 2010

William ‘Bill' Walsh

William “Bill” Walsh, 88, of Watertown, passed away Monday afternoon, Nov. 15, 2010, at AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Henry Catholic Church in Watertown with Father Brian Wilk officiating. Burial with graveside military rites provided by the Watertown American Legion Post No. 189 and Watertown Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3709 will be in the parish cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call to pay their respects at the church on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.

Memorials may be directed to St. Henry Catholic School or the charity of one's choice.

The Hafemeister Funeral Home is serving the family.

Bill was born in Watertown on June 25, 1922, son of Raphael and Rose (Ellis) Walsh. On June 29, 1946, he married the former Frances Becker at St. Matthew's Catholic Church in Neosho.

He was a graduate of Watertown High School and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Bill was an “over the road” truck driver most of his life and owned and operated Walsh Masonry Inc. of Ixonia.

He was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. Bill was also a member of the Watertown American Legion Post No. 189 and the Watertown Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3709. He enjoyed reading and woodworking.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Walsh of Watertown; his five children, Michael (Janet) Walsh of Watertown, Terry (Dawn) Walsh of Oconomowoc, Patti (Rick) Ebert of Watertown, Colin (Denise) Walsh of Helenville and Lisa Walsh of Watertown; 14 grandchildren, Julie and Jackie Walsh, Allison (Pete) Lorenz, Abby (Nate) Grimm, Jon Maas, Bryant (Gayle) Ebert, Ben Ebert, Brad Ebert, Angela Walsh, Natalie Walsh, Charlie Walsh, Mike Walsh, Zach Walsh and Timmy Walsh; five great-grandchildren, Ally Verity, Britney Ebert, Evelyn Ebert, Vance Walsh and Chloe Grimm; a brother, Dennis Walsh of Clyman; a sister-in-law, June Walsh of Miami, Fla.; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; his two daughters, Colleen Maas and Michele Walsh; and two brothers, Tom Walsh and Larry Walsh.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Geraldine ‘Gerry' Hecht

JEFFERSON - Geraldine “Gerry” Hecht, 81, of Jefferson, died on Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, at Fort Memorial Hospital in Fort Atkinson.

She was born on Jan. 28, 1929, in Weyauwega, daughter of Emil and Ethel (Cady) Prahl. She married Joseph W. Hecht on Oct. 18, 1952, in Appleton. He preceded her in death on March 27, 1999.

She enjoyed playing cards, gardening and spending time with her children and grandchildren, and her seasonal trips to Cancun during the winter. She attended St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jefferson.

She is survived by her three sons, Jeff (friend, Lori Gaertig) Hecht and David (Vicky) Hecht, both of Jefferson, and Steve (Ann) Hecht of Watertown; her grandchildren, Jeff Jr., Joe, Nick, Cale, Cole, Shawna and Heather Hecht, Lindsey Gaertig, Jamie and Roland Messier, Tiffany Powers and Breanna (Chris) Hutter; her great-grandchildren, Michaela and Evan; her siblings, Norma Drobnick of Omro, Merlyn (Joyce) Prahl of Weyauwega, Merrald (Mary) Prahl of Waupaca, Dennis (Nancy) Prahl of Appleton, Carol (George) Vogel of Florida and Bonnie (Keith) Schoenick of Florida; a special cousin, Mardell (John) Boehm of New London; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and one son, Gregory.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at noon at the Olsen Funeral Home in Jefferson with the Rev. Mark O. Bartsch officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Jefferson.

Friends may call after 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Olsen Funeral Home until the time of services.

Olsen Funeral Home 221 S. Center Ave. Jefferson

November 16, 2010

Raymond E. Kulke

Raymond E. Kulke, 89, of Watertown, passed away on Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at Marquardt Memorial Manor.

Raymond was born on Feb. 8, 1921, in Lebanon, son of Louis and Louisa (Seefeldt) Kulke. He married Delores R. Uttech on Aug. 26, 1950, at the family home.

Ray farmed the family farm and also worked at Seaman-Andwall in Ixonia and Watertown Metals for many years. Ray was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lebanon. He was the sanitation transfer site commissioner of Lebanon for many years. Ray was a former member of the Lebanon Fire Department and a volunteer for many years with the Lebanon Athletic Association. He loved baseball, softball and bowling.

Survivors include three children, Dean (Julie) Kulke, Tom (Teresa) Kulke and Connie (Jeff) Held, all of Watertown; 10 grandchildren, Chad Held, Angela Held, Brandon Held, Jordan Held, Lindsay (Jim) Kumbier, Ryan Kulke, Janelle Kulke, Melody (Troy) Tadych, Nicholas (Sterling) Kulke and Airman Christopher Kulke; three great-grandchildren Case, Gus and Rett Tadych; four stepgrandchildren, Amanda, Kayla, Cody (Ariel) and Cassidy; two brothers, Harvey Kulke of Lebanon and Lester (Beverly) Kulke of Gilman; a sister-in-law, Beatrice (Wendell) Wilson of Watertown; also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Delores; four brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lebanon with the Rev. Reinhold Markwart officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Pederson Funeral Home and on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church.

Memorials to Immanuel Lutheran Church would be appreciated.

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

Pederson Funeral Home 213 S. Fifth St. Watertown

Dr. Raymond W. Quandt

WAUWATOSA - Dr. Raymond “Ray” W. Quandt, 93, of Wauwatosa, formerly of Jefferson, died on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, at Luther Manor.

He was born on March 11, 1917, in Buffalo, Minn., son of the Rev. Ervin and Meta (Pautz) Quandt. He married Ruth Sievers on Dec. 27, 1941, in Merrill. She preceded him in death on Oct. 14, 2005.

He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School and started a medical practice in Jefferson. His brother, Dr. Courtney Quandt, joined the practice, and they worked together for almost 40 years. He was a member of the American Medical Association and Jefferson County Medical Society. In 1992, the State Medical Society of Wisconsin recognized Dr. Quandt as a member of the 50 Year Club.

Quandt was a member of the Jefferson Rotary Club for 45 years and served as club president in 1959. He was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow by the club in 1988.

He was honored by the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce as Citizen of the Year in 1977.

He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during World War II, serving in Burma, China and India. He was a 50-year member of the Reinhardt-Windl American Legion Post No. 164 of Jefferson.

Surviving are two granddaughters, Jennifer (Scott) Weigel and Kate Jeppesen; one great-granddaughter, Avery Weigel; one great-grandson, Elliott Weigel; one sister, Vickie Lee of Hendersonville, N.C.; nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; one son, Randall Quandt; one daughter, Susan Quandt; and two brothers, Dr. Val Quandt and Dr. Courtney Quandt.

Funeral services will be held at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jefferson at 11 a.m. on Thursday with the Rev. Kenneth Fischer officiating. Burial will be in Christberg Cemetery, Jefferson.

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

The Olsen Funeral Home in Jefferson is assisting the family.

Olsen Funeral Home 21 S. Center Ave. Jefferson

November 15, 2010

L.N. ‘Rocky' Rogers

L.N. “Rocky” Rogers, 78, of Watertown, died on Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at Lifecare Hospital in Pewaukee.

Rocky was born on April 22, 1932, in Mountain Home, Ark., the son of James and Ophelia (Scurey) Rogers. He married Carol Raiser on Dec. 31, 1961. He had been a resident of Wisconsin for the past 50 years or more. He was a hard working man and a good man. He retired from Frohling Farm Equipment.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Rogers of Watertown; four sons, Pat (Lynette) Rogers of Ixonia, Jim (Donna) Rogers of Watertown, Steve (Lessie) Rogers of Van Buren, Ark., and Raymond Raiser of Wisconsin; four grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A private memorial service is planned.

Memorials may be made to Cancer Center of Wisconsin.

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

Pederson Funeral Home 213 S. Fifth St. Watertown

Anna Minning

JUNEAU - Anna Minning, 98, of Juneau, formerly of Watertown, passed away Sunday morning, Nov. 14, 2010, at Clearview Long Term Care & Rehabilitating Nursing Home in Juneau.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown with the Rev. Ron Markwart officiating. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Lebanon.

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

The former Anna Kubly was born in Rice Lake on June 4, 1912, the second oldest of nine children. Her parents, Rudolf and Marie Anna (Richard) Kubly, were emigrants from Switzerland. Anna was 9 years old when her parents purchased the Watertown farm, presently the site of the Holiday Inn Express and the Watertown Airport. She went to Webster Grade School on Western Avenue, site of Trinity-St. Luke's Lutheran School. She attended Watertown High Vocational School, learning homemaking skills. Anna worked at the former Mid-State Shoe Factory in Watertown before she married Herbert Minning on Jan. 30, 1932, in Rockford, Ill. She had also been employed at the former Kresge's Department Store in Watertown and her hobby was quilting.

Anna was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lebanon.

Survivors include two sons, Elwyn (Beverly) of Markesan and Franklin of Watertown; a daughter, Dorothy (Joseph) Cuccia of Watertown; 14 grandchildren, Mark Minning, Michelle (Randy) Hughes, Paul (Becky) Minning, Michael (Heather) Minning, Julie (Peter) Cuccia-Watts, Jane (Rod) Thompson, James (Millaray) Cuccia, Wayne Zastrow, Brian (Laurie) Zastrow, Kurt Zastrow, Neal (Tammy) Zastrow, Christine (Aaron) La Haie, Aaron (Tracy) Zastrow and Leah (Derek) Theder; 29 great-grandchildren, Courtney, Jennifer and Lindsey Hughes, Hunter and Olivia Minning, Isaiah, Abigail, Mara, Hanna and Elizabeth Minning, T.J. Schultz, Brendan and Rhiannon Watts, Andrew Kratz and Ashley Thompson, Tessa Francesca Cuccia, Kayla and Kendal Zastrow, Thomas and Ashley Zastrow, Elizabeth, Jacqueline and Benjamin La Haie, Chelsea, Alicia, Tiffany and Adam Zastrow, Brandon and Jonah Theder; one great-great-grandchild, Brook Zastrow; a sister, Lillian (Ken) Tvedt of Arizona; a brother, Ernest (Jeannette) Kubly of Florida; a son-in-law, Vilas Zastrow; two sisters-in-law, Loraine Kubly and Ruth Kubly; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Anna was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Herbert on Sept. 4, 1987; a daughter, Marilyn Zastrow on Oct. 13, 1999; a sister, Margaret (Paul) Hainish; and five brothers, Rudolph Kubly Jr., Felix (Doris) Kubly, Fritz (Gladys) Kubly; Walter Kubly and Alvin Raymond Kubly.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

November 12, 2010

Paul L. Luby Jr.

Paul L. Luby Jr. of Watertown, formerly Oconomowoc, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, at the age of 50 years.

Paul was born Sept. 19, 1960, in Oconomowoc, to Paul and Elaine Luby. Paul married Jennifer Stethen on April 12, 2003.

Paul is survived by his loving wife , Jennifer; his brothers, Dennis (Rose) Luby, Fred (Paulette) Luby, Tom (Nina) Luby, John (Nancy) Luby; and his sister, Ann (Larry) Sparks. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Paul was a computer programmer for F. Dohman Company. He was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Friends may visit on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral Mass at noon at St. Jerome Catholic Church, 995 S. Silver Lake St., Oconomowoc 53066.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

The Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services of Oconomowoc is serving the family, 262-567-4459, www.schmidtandbartelt.com.

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

Joshua D. Thill

REESEVILLE - Joshua D. Thill, 22, of Reeseville, died unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010.

The visitation will be at Murray Funeral Home in Reeseville on Sunday from noon until 2 p.m. The funeral service will follow at the funeral home on Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Don Steinberg officiating. Burial will be in Reeseville Cemetery, followed by a dinner at the Reeseville Community Center.

Joshua Donald Thill was born on Sept. 24, 1988, to Randal Thill and Rhonda Bully in Watertown. He was a 2007 graduate of Dodgeland High School. Josh had an innovative mind and was always trying to make gadgets better. He would often transform something simple in to the next best thing. Josh was capable of working on many things, which included cars, audio devices and computers. He was a kind and compassionate person. Josh loved his family and friends and was always willing to help out a neighbor in need. He loved the Reeseville community and it won't quite be the same without him.

Josh will be forever missed by his parents, Rhonda (Lloyd Gadouas) Bully of Reeseville and Randy (Sandy) Thill of Coleman; a brother, Christopher (Cindy) Thill and their children, Madison and Chloe; a sister, Trisha Thill and her daughter, Annabell; paternal grandparents, Donald Thill of Sheboygan and Eldonna LaPean of Sheboygan; aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Walter Bully and Marian and Milo Wakeley.

The Murray Funeral Home in Reeseville is caring for the family. To leave condolences, for directions and other information, please view our Web site at www.MurrayFH.com.

Murray Funeral Home 214 S. Main St. Reeseville

Linda Cole

WATERLOO - Linda L. Cole, 66, of Waterloo, passed away from cancer on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, at the Don and Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare in Fitchburg.

Linda was born on March 23, 1944, in Eau Claire, the daughter of James and Pearl (Krause) Sellnow. She attended St. Joseph Catholic School and was a graduate of Waterloo High School. She married Larry Cole on Jan. 4, 1963, and they spent 47 years together.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Waterloo and the church Altar Sodality. Linda was a devoted mother and loved her children. She was also a wonderful grandmother. She loved polka, gardening, shopping for crafts, visiting with people and watching the wildlife in her backyard. She also loved her home, especially the kitchen, where she excelled at cooking.

Survivors include her husband, Larry Cole of Waterloo; a son, Andrew (Heather) Cole of Prairie du Sac; a daughter, Laura (Corey) Beckett of Lake Mills; a granddaughter, Emily Cole; a sister, Sandra Foley of Waterloo; a brother, Randy (Kathy) Sellnow of Oregon; and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother-in-law, John “Chick” Foley; and a nephew, Joe Foley.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Waterloo with the Father Michael Radowicz officiating. Visitation will be held at the church on Monday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Waterloo.

Memorials to St. Joseph Catholic School or St. Joseph Altar Sodality would be appreciated.

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

Pederson Funeral Home 143 S. Washington St. Waterloo

November 11, 2010

Joan L. Rudie

Joan L. Rudie of Watertown and Puerto Rico died on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, after a lengthy battle with breast cancer at the age of 53 years.

She was born in Milwaukee on May 24, 1957. Joan gave of herself as an animal rescuer for many years. Her greatest joy was spending time with her four-legged friends, Pinky, Goya and many others.

Joan will be greatly missed by her mother, Barbara (Carl) Pfleger; a sister, Jean (Greg) Carlson; nieces and nephews, Clint Carlson, Jamie Carlson, Stephanie (Cesar) Solis, Corey (Gladys) Meyer and Aric Meyer; and her dear friends, Jane Johnson and Katelynn Fischler. Joan is further survived by other relatives and many friends.

A celebration of Joan's life will be held at a later date. Memorials in Joan's name are appreciated to the Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, Utah 84741, or go to www.bestfriends.org.

The Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information please call 262-542-6609. For the online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services 237 N. Moreland Blvd. Waukesha

Margaret E. Haase

FOND DU LAC - Margaret E. Haase, formerly of 934 Wisconsin Ave., North Fond du Lac, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, at Walnut Grove in Fond du Lac.

She was born on Dec. 9, 1913, in Clyman, daughter of John and Martha (Indra) Langer. On Nov. 20, 1934, she married Edgar G. Haase at St. John the Baptist Church in Clyman. Mrs. Haase was employed with Sears Roebuck and Co. for 27 years, retiring in 1977.

Survivors include two sons, James E. and wife, Diane, of Fairfield Bay, Ark., and Edward J. and wife, Mary, of Fond du Lac; nine grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, on June 22, 1988; her son, John on Nov. 1, 1996; one daughter-in-law, Ethel on Sept. 8, 2004; and one brother, Cyrus Langer.

Visitation is planned Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, 705 Michigan Ave., North Fond du Lac.

A funeral service will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish with the Rev. John Simon officiating. Burial will take place on Saturday at 10:15 a.m. in St. Henry Catholic Cemetery in Watertown.

Additional information and guestbook can be found at www.ueckewitt.com. The Uecker-Witt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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

November 10, 2010

Curtis M. Delzer

Curtis M. Delzer, 52, of Watertown, passed away, following a courageous battle with cancer, on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at his home.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home and Cremation Service with Pastor Dr. Kevin Tarvid officiating. Family and friends may call on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at watertownwifuneralhome.com.

Curtis was born on Feb. 12, 1958, and raised in Oconto Falls, the son of Bill and Martha (Reinert) Delzer. He was baptized and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church in Oconto Falls. Curtis graduated from Oconto Falls High School in 1976, the centennial year. He had earned a certificate of apprenticeship as a machinist on Dec. 6, 1980. On Sept. 30, 2001, he married the former Gail Albertin in Waukesha. Curtis had been employed by Fisher-Barton Specialty Products. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Oconto Falls.

Curtis was a master woodworker and loved the outdoors. He was an avid flower gardener, hunter, fisherman, bird watcher, deer hunter and he loved trains.

Survivors include his wife Gail; his mother, Martha Delzer of Oconto Falls; his children, Adam (Michelle) Delzer and Melissa Delzer, both of Waukesha; his stepdaughters, Sondra (Joey) Reyes and Joanna (Mario) Saucedo, both of Milwaukee; a sister, Polly (Ken) Exferd of Oconto; two brothers, Kevin (Patsy) Delzer of Abrams and Tom (Kelly) Delzer of Pulaski. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father.

His warm smile and contagious laughter, will be greatly missed by all.

Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home and Cremation Service

Eila Meyer

Eila Meyer, 97, of Watertown, passed away Monday evening, Nov. 8, 2010, at her home.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 3 p.m. at St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. Karl Walther officiating. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery in Watertown.

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

Memorials may be made to St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church or the R.O.C.

The Hafemeister Funeral Home is serving the family.

The former Eila Hoppe was born in Watertown on April 27, 1913, daughter of William and Lydia (Kube) Hoppe. On Nov. 21, 1936, she married Walter Meyer at St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown. They farmed together on their century farm on Provimi Road in Watertown. Walter preceded her in death on March 14, 1989.

Eila graduated from St. Mark's Lutheran Grade School and was a 1931 graduate of Watertown High School.

She was a lifetime member of St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she was baptized and confirmed, and a member of its ladies aid. She was also a member of the former AAL. Eila volunteered at the Bethesda Thrift Shop and the Beverly Terrace Nursing Home (currently the Golden LivingCenter), both in Watertown.

Eila is survived by her son, Stanley Meyer of Watertown and special friend, Marilyn Koepsell; two grandchildren, Dennis (Kelly) Meyer of Waupun and Connie (Allan) Schmitz of Merton; five great-grandchildren, Derek, Morgan, Anna, Mark and Katherine; three stepgreat-grandchildren, Taylor, Cristina and Alexis; one stepgreat-great-grandchild, Darius; three sisters-in-law, Florence Lang of Fort Atkinson, Verna Maier of Columbus and Hazel (Robert) Loeffler of Waterloo; a brother-in-law, Clarence Meyer of Madison; other relatives and friends.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Rollin; a daughter-in-law, Helen (Nass) Meyer; four sisters-in-law and three brothers-in-law.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the caregivers with Marquardt Hospice of Watertown and Visiting Angels of Fort Atkinson for the kind and compassionate care they provided for Eila and her family.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Betty M. Niemuth

Betty M. Niemuth, 81, of Watertown, passed away Monday morning, Nov. 8, 2010, at her home.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. James Werner officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Johnson Creek.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 4 to 7 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.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the church, Rainbow Hospice or the charity of one's choice.

The Hafemeister Funeral Home is serving the family.

The former Betty Miriam Baum was born in Watertown on Dec. 27, 1928, daughter of Gustav L. and Alma (Gomoll) Baum. She was baptized by her grandfather, the Rev. Gustav Baum.

On May 21, 1949, Betty married Roger Niemuth at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown. Roger preceded her in death on Nov. 21, 1993.

Betty attended St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Grade School in Watertown, Eastside English Lutheran School in Madison and the former Northwestern Preparatory School in Watertown.

Betty retired from The Custom Shoppe in Watertown. She had also worked at the Washington Inn, Como Photo and Menasha Corp., all in Watertown, and at Wisconsin Cheeseman in Sun Prairie. She was a member of St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, its ladies aid and attended Bible classes. She was also a member of the Watertown Homemakers Club. Betty enjoyed traveling and gardening.

Survivors include her three sons, Dave (Bianca) Niemuth of Newport Richey, Fla., Steve (Tari) Niemuth of Watertown and Bob Niemuth of Clyman; six grandchildren, Jessica, Bobbi, Bonnie, Bill (fiancée, Jamie Koepsell), Jenna and Jordan; three great-grandchildren, Haily, Autumn and Dominic; other relatives and friends.

Betty was also preceded in death by her parents; two sisters-in-law, Carol Baum and Lola Johnson; and two brothers-in-law, Burt Niemuth and Lee Niemuth.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Viola Mary Setum

FOND DU LAC - Viola Mary Setum, “Gramma Vi,” of Fond du Lac, formerly of Watertown, was born on Sept. 7, 1922, and died on Nov. 8, 2010, at 88 years of age. She was the cherished wife of the late Roy N. Setum Sr. for 51 years.

Vi is survived by her daughter, Mary Thompson, and her husband, Tom, and their children, Matthew (Carolina), Meagan Brown, (Jared), Luke and T.J.; her daughter, Carol Laufenberg, and her husband, Dave, and their children, Jenny and Joe (wife Tanya and daughter Olivia); and her son, Roy N. Setum Jr., and his wife, Karen, and their children, Krista, Keera, and Rick (wife Shelly and son Nick).

Not only was Vi loved by her family, but she was known as “Gramma” by countless friends who will remember her smile, her laugh, her genuine kindness, gentle manner, and most importantly, her love for Jehovah God, the Bible and her sincere efforts to help people learn about the Bible's promised hope for the future.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Watertown Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses located at 605 West St. in Watertown with speaker Dan Zandron.

Zacherl Funeral Home of Fond du Lac is serving the family, www.zacherlfuneralhome.com.

Zacherl Funeral Home 875 E. Division St. Fond du Lac

November 9, 2010

Dr. Harold E. Magnan Jr.

Dr. Harold E. Magnan Jr., O.D., 79, was received into eternal life on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, at Watertown Regional Medical Center.

“Doc” was born in Racine on April 27, 1931, the oldest of four children, to Harold and Mary Magnan. He graduated from Watertown Senior High School and attended Marquette University before graduating from the Ohio State University with a degree in optometry. He married Margaret Molnar June 26, 1954, in Martins Ferry, Ohio. They resided in Columbus, Ohio, before moving to Watertown, where Harold joined his father's optometric practice.

As a local optometrist for over 50 years, “Doc” had a lifelong passion for volunteer activities for both the church and the community. As a longtime member of St. Henry Catholic Church, he was both an usher and a lay minister. He was a past Faithful Navigator of the 4th Degree and a past Grand Knight of the local Knights of Columbus. His other volunteer efforts included the Watertown Elks Lodge, where he was a Past Exalted Ruler, and the Watertown Lions, where he was the past president and longtime, 20 year, secretary. He was also a former member of the local Optimist Club, a former Scoutmaster of Troop 43, an Eagle Scout, and member of the Order of the Arrow.

In his professional life he was a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the Wisconsin Optometric Association (WOA). During his 50 years of practice he was recognized with many awards for service, including Optometrist of the Year from the WOA, an organization for which he also served as president.

He also served his country during the Korean conflict, serving with the Army Medical Corps from 1954 to 1957 and was a member of the American Legion.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret; his children, Harry (Kimberley) Magnan of San Francisco, Calif., Michael (Pamela) Magnan of Bethlehem, Pa., Rita Ann Magnan of Pepin, David (Victoria) Magnan of Watertown and Helen (George) Knapp of Portage. Surviving siblings include his sister, Sister Florence of Monroe; a brother, James (Susan) of Idaho Falls, Idaho; a sister-in-law, Sally Magnan of Waukesha and Pensacola, Fla. Grandchildren include Jacob, Molly and Samuel of Bethlehem, Sarah Knapp of Portage, Gregory and Mary of Watertown, Nicholas Conley of Pascagoula, Miss., and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Mary; his son, Patrick; and his brother, Jerry.

The family wishes to express their gratitude and thanks to Anne and Robin from ICU, Nikki from dietary, and Drs. Fullerton and Mc Gory and all the staff at Watertown Regional Medical Center.

A public viewing will be held Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home and Cremation Service and on Friday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the church. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. at St. Henry Catholic Church with internment to follow in the parish cemetery.

Please consider memorials in lieu of flowers to St. Henry Catholic Church in Watertown.

Online condolences may be left at www.watertownwifuneralhome.com.

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

Merry Jane Taylor

HAMILTON, Ohio - Merry Jane (Pfarrer) Taylor was born on Dec. 25, 1938, in Beaver Dam, Wis., and went to her eternal home on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, at Hospice of Hamilton.

Merry Jane was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Hamilton for many years. Throughout her life, she enjoyed playing the accordion and organ. She sang in the church choir.

Merry Jane enjoyed her career as a registered nurse and a hairstylist. She will be deeply missed, but we know she is in the hands of the Lord and all is well with her soul.

She is survived by her fiancé, Robert C. Herold of Hamilton; a daughter, Susan (Glen) Henricks and granddaughter, Mindee of Menomonee Falls, Wis.; two sisters, Judy (Don) Winckler of Lindenhurst, Ill., and Madonna (Reggie) Chamberlain of Merrimac, Wis.; a special aunt, Geneva Gonia; nieces and nephews, Martina Chamberlain, Keith Griep, Jaison and Darin Winckler; great-nieces and great-nephews, Emma, Kyle, Brendan and Meagan Winckler, Hope Angela and Mackenzey Troy Chamberlain; and other family members, Cathy (Hyman) Brown, Mike (Kathy) Herold and Joe Herold.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gertrude and Raymond Griep; a daughter, Cheryl Lynne; two brothers, Lloyd and Jim Griep; and a sister, Christine.

Memorials may be sent to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1285 Main St., Hamilton, or Hospice of Hamilton, 1010 Eaton Ave., Hamilton.

Anita Wuesthoff

BEAVER DAM - Anita Wuesthoff, 82, of Beaver Dam, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam.

Anita was born on Oct. 23, 1928, in Reeseville, son of Earl and Lillian (Stegner) Winker Sr. She attended grade school in Reeseville. On May 28, 1951, Anita was united in marriage to Roland Wuesthoff Sr. in Dubuque, Iowa. She was a homemaker prior to working at Weyenberg Shoe Factory, where she retired from after 25 years.

Anita was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam, where she was active in the ladies aid and the retirees. She also enjoyed volunteering for the blood drives held at church. Anita helped out with Brownies, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts when her children were young, and she loved baby-sitting for her grandchildren. Her favorite hobbies included doing ceramics, crocheting and fishing.

With a caring heart and giving spirit, Anita will always be remembered for her genuine “open door policy” she had with all who knew her.

Anita is survived by her mother, Lillian Winker of Watertown; her husband, Roland Wuesthoff Sr. of Beaver Dam; her six children, Barbara Ramsay of Beaver Dam, Diana (Lee) Lebron of Milwaukee, David (Lisa Scholz) Wuesthoff of Beaver Dam, Roland (Linn) Wuesthoff Jr. of Fox Lake, Richard (Sue) Wuesthoff of Beaver Dam and Dennis (Sue) Wuesthoff of Beaver Dam; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; her brother, Earl (Karen) Winker of Watertown; and her sister, Della Hyland of Adams-Friendship. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Anita was preceded in death by her father, Earl Winker; two brothers, Archie and Lyle Winker; her son-in-law, Thomas Ramsay in 2007; and her daughter-in-law, Cynthia Wuesthoff in 2008.

A memorial service for Anita will be held on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 135 Keller Blvd., Beaver Dam, with the Rev. Dr. Mark Molldrem and the Rev. Elaine Gerth officiating.

Visitation will take place prior to the service at the funeral home beginning at 4 p.m.

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

Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services 135 Keller Blvd. Beaver Dam

November 8, 2010

Bruce R. Rummler

JEFFERSON - Bruce R. Rummler, 60, of Jefferson, passed away at his home on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010.

He was born to Leroy and Ruth (Hustad) Rummler on July 15, 1950, in Watertown. Bruce married Cynthia Kohlhoff on Nov. 14, 1970, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Watertown.

Bruce was a 1968 graduate of Johnson Creek High School. He was employed at Seneca Foods in Clyman and previously employed at Waukesha Memorial Hospital from 1994 to 2008 and Schweiger Industries. He was the past president of the UIU Local 301 at Schweiger Industries.

Bruce was an avid hunter and fisherman, and he enjoyed gardening. He was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jefferson, where he served on the church council and was an usher.

He will be deeply missed by his wife, Cindy Rummler of Jefferson; his parents, Leroy and Ruth Rummler of Johnson Creek; one daughter, Sarah (Scott) Pliner of Verona; a son, Barry Rummler of Jefferson; one sister, Linda Crowl of Milwaukee; a brother, Mark (Karen) Rummler of Nashotah; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jefferson with the Rev. Wayne Mueller officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Schneider-Michaelis Funeral Home in Jefferson, and then again on Wednesday at the church from 10 to 11 a.m.

Memorials may be given to Jefferson Rainbow Hospice, 147 Rockwell St., Jefferson 53549; Jesus Cares of Watertown, Sarah Horn, 1512 River Drive, Watertown 53094; or St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church Forward Lord Fund.

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

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

Merry Jane Taylor

HAMILTON, Ohio - Merry Jane (Pfarrer) Taylor was born on Dec. 25, 1938, in Beaver Dam, Wis., and went to her eternal home on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, at Hospice of Hamilton.

Merry Jane was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Hamilton for many years. Throughout her life, she enjoyed playing the accordion and organ. She sang in the church choir.

Merry Jane enjoyed her career as a registered nurse and a hairstylist. She will be deeply missed, but we know she is in the hands of the Lord and all is well with her soul.

She is survived by her fiancé, Robert C. Herold of Hamilton; a daughter, Susan (Glen) Henricks and granddaughter, Mindee of Menomonee Falls, Wis.; two sisters, Judy (Don) Winckler of Lindenhurst, Ill., and Madonna (Reggie) Chamberlain of Merrimac, Wis.; a special aunt, Geneva Gonia; nieces and nephews, Martina Chamberlain, Keith Griep, Jaison and Darin Winckler; great-nieces and great-nephews, Emma, Kyle, Brendan and Meagan Winckler, Hope Angela and Mackenzey Troy Chamberlain; and other family members, Cathy (Hyman) Brown, Mike (Kathy) Herold and Joe Herold.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gertrude and Raymond Griep; a daughter, Cheryl Lynne; two brothers, Lloyd and Jim Griep; and a sister, Christine.

Memorials may be sent to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1285 Main St., Hamilton, or Hospice of Hamilton, 1010 Eaton Ave., Hamilton.

November 5, 2010

Marian E. Wakeley

REESEVILLE - Marian E. Wakeley, 79, of Reeseville, formerly of Watertown, passed away Wednesday morning, Nov. 3, 2010, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at the Hafemeister Funeral Home on Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. John Kennedy of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Watertown officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery at a later date.

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

The former Marian Elaine Allen was born in the town of Oxford on July 8, 1931, daughter of Roy and Edna (Stahmer) Allen. She married Milo Wakeley on Sept. 1, 1979, at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Watertown. Milo preceded her in death on Sept. 15, 1996.

Marian was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ. She loved spending time with family and friends. She also loved cats and enjoyed gardening.

She is survived by her four children, Cheryl Lettow of Watertown, Denise Hamilton of Tulsa, Okla., Roxanne (Peter) Anderson of Burgessville, Ontario, Canada, and Rhonda (Lloyd Gadouas) Bully of Reeseville; two stepdaughters, Cindy (Mick) Zerbe and Betty Jo Bruhn, both of Watertown; two sisters, Betty Young of Beaver Dam and Shirley (Ron) Keach of Arkdale; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

Marian was also preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Donald Allen.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

June D. Bahr

OCONOMOWOC - June D. Bahr, a longtime resident of Oconomowoc, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, at ManorCare Center in Pewaukee.

Born Oct. 11, 1935, in Bruce, June received a bachelor of science degree in education from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 1957. After graduation she married Robert Bahr on Sept. 7, 1957, and taught as a home-school teacher for Oconomowoc High School “Home-bound.” She also worked locally at Thorp Finance and Waggon Realty. June continued teaching at Immanuel Lutheran Church in 1966 and taught first through eighth grades. She served the Immanuel Lutheran School (known as Lebanon Lutheran Schools) as a teacher and principal until her retirement in 1996.

June loved teaching, reading and socializing, enjoyed her time with family and had a wonderful smile that could light up a room. Children and animals especially brought great joy to her.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Robert Bahr Sr.; a daughter, Kandi (Daniel Smith) Bahr-Smith of San Diego, Calif.; a grandson, Nicholas; a son, Robert Bahr Jr. of Oconomowoc; a brother, Leroy (Lois) Vos of Dickson, Ill.; nieces, nephews and many relatives and friends who live in the Oconomowoc area.

June was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Emma Vos, and a brother, Robert.

Friends may visit on Sunday from 2 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 4 p.m., all at the Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral Home in Oconomowoc. Final rest will take place in LaBelle Cemetery on Monday at 10 a.m. Please meet at the cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer's Associa-tion or donor's choice.

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

Virginia Loomis

Virginia “Jinnie” G. Loomis, 97, of Watertown, passed away Thursday morning, Nov. 4, 2010, at Rainbow Hospice.

The former Virginia Diel was born in Waukesha on Oct. 6, 1913, daughter of Louis and Leone Degler Diel.

Virginia is survived by two sons, William (Holly) Loomis of Watertown and Richard (Marion) Loomis of Beaver Dam; a daughter-in-law, Sandra Loomis of Berlin; four grandchildren, Todd Loomis, Jon (Kim) Loomis, Craig Loomis and Laurie Lancaster; six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by nieces, Judy (John) Mayhew, Bonnie (John) Schanz, Laurie (Jeff) Strothenke, and a nephew, Scott (Nancy) Peterson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Norman E. Loomis; a sister, Betty Peterson; a brother-in-law, T. Pete Peterson; a son, Robert Loomis; and a grandson, Scott Loomis.

Virginia married Norman E. Loomis in Waukesha on March 14, 1936, and they resided in Watertown. They owned and operated the Watertown Steam Laundry from 1937 until 1961. He preceded her in death on March 13, 1986.

Virginia was an avid knitter and reader of Danielle Steele books. She loved more than anything being around her family.

The Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home is serving the family.

There will be no service.

The family would like to thank Care Wisconsin, Rainbow Hospice and the wonderful nurses on the second and third floors at Watertown Regional Medical Center. A special thanks to Virginia's nurse, Jenny, Dr. Fullerton, Dr. Aafreem and Dr. Yafai.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Rainbow Hospice would be appreciated.

Helen L. Lindemann

Helen L. Lindemann, 81, of Watertown, passed away Wednesday evening, Nov. 3, 2010, at her home.

A memorial service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. Mark Gartner and Rev. Anthony Schultz officiating.

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

Memorials, in Helen's name, may be given to the church.

The Hafemeister Funeral Home is serving the family.

The former Helen Lois Boltz was born in Watertown on Dec. 9, 1928, daughter of Edward and Helen (Schroeder) Boltz Sr. On Feb. 15, 1947, she married Robert L. Lindemann at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown.

Helen was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Watertown. She had been employed at the former Mid-State Shoe Factory and Village Blacksmith, both in Watertown. Helen enjoyed gardening, sewing, crafts and going to rummage sales with “Molly Putz” and her daughters.

Survivors include her four children, Susan (Vaughn) Atkinson of Nekoosa, Jean Scheele of Watertown, Jane (Craig) Peil of Horicon and Randall (Cassandra) Lindemann of Watertown; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a brother, Ray (Ethel) Boltz of Jefferson; three sisters, Lorraine (Eddie) Kuckkan of Watertown, Florence Glaznap of Watertown and Shirley Vergenz of Kenosha; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Helen was also preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert on Nov. 11, 2008; a brother, Ed Boltz Jr.; and a sister, Marion Lange.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

November 4, 2010

Elizabeth Susan Sidders

Elizabeth Susan Sidders of Watertown passed away Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, at the age of 52.

A warm-hearted mom who strove to give character and strength to her children, Sean Salaty, Jaime Radomski, D.J. Radomski and Cassandra Radomski; dear sister of James M. Sidders Jr., John Sidders, Mary K. Gucinski, Blaine Sidders, Theresa Sidders, Catherine Sidders and Timothy P. Sidders; her parents, James M. Sidders Sr. and stepmother, Elizabeth A. Sidders; and devoted partner, David Sebastion.

She was preceded In death by her daughter, Nicole, and her mother, Patricia A. Sidders.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 120 Nashotah Road, Nashotah, at 6 p.m. A memorial visitation will be from 5 p.m. until the time of the service at the church.

The family would like to thank the Lake Country staff, especially Lynn Saurer, Cindy and Sara I, along with Allay Hospice nurses Britta Nell-Long and Verlena Grant.

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

Jean Marie Trost

GREEN BAY - Jean Marie Trost, 78, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, at St. Mary's Hospital in Green Bay, with family by her side. Jean had formerly resided in the Lake Mills/Watertown area.

Jean was born Sept. 26, 1932, in Menomonee Falls, daughter of the late Herman and Bertha (Stelse) Wegner. Jean graduated from Juneau High School in 1950. She married Gene August Trost on Nov. 10, 1956, in Reeseville. Gene preceded her in death on Feb. 23, 1993.

Jean very much enjoyed baking, sewing, variety of crafts, and the time she spent with the Foster Grandmother program at Encompass Childcare in Green Bay.

Surviving Jean are her sons, Keith Trost of Ontario and granddaughter, Alice, Scott (Jody) Trost and grandsons, Steven and Jason of Green Bay, and Michael (Debra) Trost of Nashotah. Also surviving are her sisters, Donna (Ralph) Duley and Sally (James) Steffen; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, at 1 p.m. at the Claussen Funeral Home in Lake Mills with the Rev. James E. Rath officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in Lake Mills.

Friends may call after noon on Saturday, Nov. 13, at the funeral home until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Salvation Army or Red Cross.

Claussen Funeral Home 416 W. Lake St. Lake Mills

November 3, 2010

Marolyn G. Fobes

Marolyn “Lynn” G. Fobes, 74, of Watertown, passed away Tuesday morning, Nov. 2, 2010, at the GoldenLiving Center in Watertown.

The former Marolyn Gaye Calloway was born in Matagorda County, Texas, on Aug. 11, 1936, daughter of Albert Waymon Calloway and Jennie Clyde (Barnett) Calloway.

Lynn is survived by her three sons, James (Bobbi) Cross of Wauwatosa, Scott Beddome and Steve (Jeri) Beddome of Hartland; six grandchildren; a twin sister, Carolyn (Ed) Watson of Sealy, Texas; a sister, Doris Rangel of Victoria, Texas; a stepson, Mark (Rose) Fobes of Watertown; nieces, nephews, other relatives, a dear and special friend Harris Grabow, along with other very special friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arnold E. Fobes; a sister, Barbara Stovall; two brothers, Rusty McGrail and Bruce Calloway; and stepson, Mike Fobes.

Lynn married Arnold E. Fobes at the Little Brown Church in the Vale in Nashua, Iowa, on March 27, 1981, and they resided in Watertown. He preceded her in death in February 2004.

Lynn spent several years working in the insurance field. After meeting Arnie Fobes, they owned and operated the former Montgomery Ward store in Watertown. In her later years she was involved with home health care and hospice care in the Watertown community.

Lynn was a former member of Christ United Methodist Church in Watertown. Lynn enjoyed bowling, golf, traveling and socializing with her close circle of dear friends.

A memorial service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown with the Rev. Dr. Rick Brewer, chaplain of Marquardt Memorial Manor in Watertown, officiating. Burial will take place in Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia at a later date.

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

The family would like to thank Rainbow Hospice for their care and support of Mom. Thanks also to Harris, Maureen and Joy for their daily visits and outings with Mom.

The Hafemeister Funeral Home is serving the family.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Margaret D. Hesprich

Margaret D. Hesprich, 96, of Watertown, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, at Marquardt Memorial Manor. She had been in failing health for several years.

Margaret was born in Clyman on Jan. 1, 1914, being the fourth of five children to Willibald and Anna (Wolfram) Neis. She married Edwin Hesprich on Jan. 2, 1934, in Clyman. She and her husband resided in Hartford and Grafton before moving to Watertown in August 1987.

Margaret worked for 23 years in the service department of Tecumseh Products where she was responsible for shipping products worldwide. She retired from Tecumseh in 1975. She was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church.

Margaret is the last member of her immediate family, being preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two brothers, William and Eugene Neis; and two sisters, Stella Stock and Viola Kraemer.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews and many longtime friends.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 6 p.m. at St. Henry Catholic Church with Father Brian Wilk officiating. Family interment will be in St. Bernard's Cemetery.

Family and friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the church.

Memorials to St. Henry Catholic Church would be appreciated.

The Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home and Cremation Service is serving the family. Online condolences may be left at watertownwifuneralhome.com.

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

Elizabeth Sidders

Elizabeth Sidders, 52, of Watertown, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010.

Elizabeth is survived by her partner, David Sebastian; children, Sean Salaty, Jamie Radomski, Denise Radomski Jr. and Cassandra Radomski; her father, James M. Sidders Sr. and stepmother, Elizabeth Sidders; brothers and sisters, James (Linda) Sidders Jr., John (Dana) Sidders, Mary (Don) Gucinski, Blaine (Kathy) Sidders, Theresa Sidders, Cathy Sidders and Tim (Jen) Sidders; along with many other relatives and friends.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her mother, Patricia Sidders, and daughter, Nicole Sidders.

The family would like to thank the Lake Country Staff, especially Lynn Saurer, Cindy and Sara I, along with Allay Hospice nurses Britta Nell-Long and Verlena Grant.

Please visit www.pagenkopf.com for full obituary or call the funeral home at 262-567-4457 for service information.

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

Alice E. Kulke

BEAVER DAM - Alice E. Kulke of Beaver Dam passed away on Monday, Nov. 1, 2010.

Funeral services for Mrs. Kulke will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam with the Rev. Dr. Robert Castro officiating. Visitation will also be held on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery, Leb-anon.

Alice Elenora was born the daughter of Herman and Ida (Griepentrog Breunig) Gendrich in the town of Clyman. On June 1, 1935, she married Ervin H. Kulke at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Sugar Island by Pastor William Lange.

She had resided in the city of Beaver Dam since March 1949 and has been a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.

Alice is survived by three nieces, Charlotte (Norman) Schmidt of Ripon, Lois (Wayne) Schleicher of South Milwaukee and Bonnie (Donald) Leu of Watertown; one nephew, Keith (Vivian) Breunig of Hubertus; goddaughters, Carol Ellingson of Jefferson, Luanna (Arnold) Neitzel of Watertown and Amelda (Carl) Ruhland of Fox Lake. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ervin on Jan. 15, 2010; her brother and sister-in-law, Alton and Grace Breunig; and two nieces, Marilyn and Nadene.

The Koepsell Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Beaver Dam is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.koepsellfh.com.

Koepsell Funeral Home and Cremation Services 109 N. Lincoln St. Beaver Dam

Michael W. Marshall

OMAHA, Neb. -Michael W. Marshall, 62, of Omaha, formerly of Watertown, Wis., passed away early Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, after a five-month and nine-day battle with cancer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Beulard and Pearl Marshall.

Survivors include his wife, Fran; sons, Andrew and Chris Marshall of Omaha; their mother, Jane Marshall of Thiensville, Wis.; daughters, Whitney and Taylor Flairty of Omaha; sisters, Maurice Wilson of Unity, Wis., and Patsy (Tom) Flanagan of Oxford, Wis.; and his mother-in-law, Evelyn Novotny of Omaha.

Michael was a 1966 graduate of Watertown High School.

Funeral services were held this morning at Luther Memorial Lutheran Church.

Memorials are suggested to Luther Memorial Church, Mike's Prayer Room or Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries.

Condolences to www.reichmuthfuneralhomes.com.

Reichmuth Funeral Homes 21901 W. Maple Road Elkhorn, Neb.

November 2, 2010

Bernice K. Waterworth

COLUMBUS - Bernice K. Waterworth, 88, of Columbus, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, at Columbus Community Hospital.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Zeidler Funeral Home in Columbus with the Rev. Daniel Sims officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Columbus.

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

Surviving her are several nieces, nephews and one stepdaughter, Joan Bennett.

Zeidler Funeral Home 146 S. Dickason Blvd. Columbus

Steven C. Johnson

JUNEAU - Steven C. Johnson, 49, of Juneau, passed away Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, at St. Luke's Medical Center in Milwaukee.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown with the Rev. Victor Tegtmeier of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in Juneau City Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call to pay their respects at the funeral home on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Steven Charles Johnson was born in Waukesha on Sept. 13, 1961, son of Kenneth and Garnet Johnson. He drove semi-trucks for 28 years, a career he enjoyed. Even though he was away often, as an over-the-road truck driver, he managed to form many special bonds with people in his life. He was a loving, caring man that always put others before himself and will be missed.

Steven is survived by his mother, Garnet Johnson of Juneau; his three daughters, Tina (Brandy) Johnson of Helenville, Sherie (Steven) Yerges of Lomira and Jenni Johnson (Dennis Uselman) of Watertown; six grandchildren; three sisters, Terri (Terry) Hill of Watertown, Diane of Juneau and Andrea (Jeffrey) Brown of Watertown; five brothers, Kenneth Jr. (Sherry) of Watertown, Jeffrey (Julia) of Watertown, Duane of Juneau, Gregory (Valerie) of Juneau and James (Shari) of Fort Atkinson; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Steven was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Johnson Sr., on May 17, 2010.

Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown

Doris E. Strauss

JEFFERSON - Doris E. Strauss, 88, of Jefferson, passed away quietly and peacefully during the early morning hours of Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, with her daughter and son-in-law near by.

She was born on June 3, 1922, in the town of Lake Mills, County Highway S, daughter of the late Herman and Anna (Lichtenberg) Gerstner. Doris married Marvin E. Strauss of Lake Mills on Oct. 16, 1943, in Lake Mills. He died on April 15, 2002.

Doris was a graduate of the Lake Mills High School, class of 1939. She had been a resident of Jefferson since 1961 and had been employed by the former J.C. Penney's in Fort Atkinson for 16 years. She was a member of Lake Mills Moravian Church and it's Zippy Moravian Adults.

Doris was very proud of her two grandsons and their accomplishments. She loved the letters and pictures from Zachary, who is serving in the Peace Corps in Thailand. She enjoyed talking about the Brewers, Packers, and Badgers with Kraig, who will be graduating from the UW-Madison law school in May. She greatly enjoyed their visits and their hugs.

Survivors include one son, Dennis A. (Vicky) of Bloomington, Ill.; one daughter, Sherri (Mark) Rueth of Jefferson; two grandsons, Zachary and Kraig; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Also preceding in death were five brothers, Bernard, Edward, Karl, and in infancy, Arnold and Harold; two sisters, Viola Schmidt and Florence Daniels; and a son, Ronald.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Lake Mills Moravian Church with the Rev. Bruce Nelson officiating. Burial will be in Rock Lake Cemetery.

Friends may call from 12:30 p.m. Friday at the church until the time of the service.

The Claussen Funeral Home is assisting the family.

If desired, memorials may be made to the church or Rainbow Hospice Care.

The family would like to express their thanks and appreciation to the staff and residents of Sylvan Crossings in Jefferson. The friendly and welcoming atmosphere helped make Doris feel “at home” this last year. Heartfelt thanks to everyone at Rainbow Hospice, especially Jenny, for their support and care during Doris's final days.

Claussen Funeral Home 416 W. Lake St. Lake Mills

Edward Arnold Merz

JOHNSON CREEK - Edward Arnold Merz, 87, of Johnson Creek, died on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, at the GoldenLiving Center in Fort Atkinson.

He was born on June 11, 1923, in Milwaukee, son of the late Alexander and Anna Otilia (Mertz) Merz.

Ed was a graduate of Shorewood High School in 1941 and later graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1949 with a degree in economics. He attended the Sorbonne in Paris and the University of Vienna in Austria. He then later went back to the UW-Madison and received a degree in chemistry.

Ed had been a chemist for the city of Milwaukee in water purification and had also been employed by City Service Oil Co. in Gary, Ind. Ed was a pilot in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he received the Purple Heart. He wrote a book about his experiences while serving in the Army Air Corps, “Green Islands and Blue Sea.”

Ed had been a writer for the Jefferson County Union in Fort Atkinson. He enjoyed reading, psychology, nutritional supplements, painting, eastern philosophy, photography, fishing and classical music.

Survivors include a brother, Leonard of Iola; a sister, Alice (Edward) Jamosky of Cedar Falls, Iowa; one nephew, Michael; and two nieces, Alice and Valerie.

Also preceding in death was a sister, Ruth Klapperich.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Claussen Funeral Home in Lake Mills with the Rev. Matthew Smith-Laubenstein of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Johnson Creek officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Johnson Creek.

Friends may call from 12:30 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home until the time of the service.

Claussen Funeral Home 416 W. Lake St. Lake Mills

Maxwell E. Miller

Maxwell “Mackie” E. Miller, 98, of Watertown, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, at Marquardt Memorial Manor.

Mackie was born on June 13, 1912, in Fort Atkinson, son of Max and Rose (Wetzel) Miller. He had served in the Wisconsin National Guard. On July 6, 1935, he married the former Marie Schmitt at St. Henry Catholic Church. She preceded him in death on Feb. 3, 2006.

Mackie was the owner/operator of the former Miller Alignment in Watertown. Following retirement he worked part-time for Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home.

Mackie was an avid ice boater, bike rider and swimmer. He was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church.

Survivors include his son, Edward (Elsie) Miller of Oconomowoc; a grandson, Donald (Sophia) Miller of La Crosse; great grandchildren, Ian and Alex; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Robert; his parents; a sister, Elsie Erdman; and a brother, Harry Miller.

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

Family and friends may call on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home and Cremation Service and on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.

Memorials to St. Henry's Education Endowment Fund.

Online condolences may be left at watertownwifuneralhome.com.

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

Charles ‘Chuck' Hynek

OCONOMOWOC - Charles “Chuck” Hynek, 69, of Oconomowoc, entered eternal life on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010.

He was the beloved husband of Carole (Meredith); loving father of Meredith (Scott) Dressel of Oconomowoc and Catherine (Aaron) Ellis of Janesville; dear grandfather of Sydnee and Paige Dressel, Tyler and Caylee Ellis; fond brother of Carol Niere and Marlene (George) Raether. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents; a brother-in-law, Melvin Niere; and a sister-in-law, Colleen Ostazeski.

Chuck graduated from Oconomowoc High School in 1959. He was a member of the 1959 State Baseball Championship Team. Chuck also served in the U.S. National Guard. Prior to retirement, Chuck was a florist in Oconomowoc for over 40 years at Rayner's Flower Shop. He enjoyed his many years on Silver Lake with family and friends. In addition, he was an avid sports fan and enjoyed attending Badger football games.

Friends may visit Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral Home in Oconomowoc. Additional visitation will be held Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 10 a.m. at St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 818 W. Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc. Final rest will be in Glenview Memorial Gardens.

Memorials to the church or the donor's choice would be appreciated.

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

November 1, 2010

Mary J. Eben

JEFFERSON - Mary J. Eben, 87, of Jefferson, died on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, at University Hospital in Madison.

She was born in Jefferson on Dec. 25, 1922, the daughter of Frank and Ottillia (Moser) Silberhorn. She married Arthur “Arnie” Eben on Dec. 30, 1942, in Jefferson. He preceded her in death on Sept. 3, 1999.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Jefferson and its St. Ann's Society. She had been employed as a waitress at the Milky Way Restaurant in Jefferson for many years.

She is survived by her daughter, Karen Eben of Jefferson; one son, Donald Eben of Jefferson; one grandson, Jeffrey (Lois) Eben of Jefferson; one sister, Dorothy Radisky of Helenville; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; twin sister, Rosemary; and her brother, Cyril Silberhorn.

A funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday at noon at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Jefferson with the Rev. Thomas J. Coyle officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the Olsen Funeral Home in Jefferson on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m., with a rosary being said at 7 p.m., and also after 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church until the time of the Mass.

Olsen Funeral Home 221 S. Center Ave. Jefferson

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