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MOUNT HOREB—Valeria “Lally” Greve, age 97, of Mount Horeb, Wis. died on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Meriter Hospital in Madison, Wis., with family at her side. She was born Feb. 5, 1921, to Albert and Gertrude (Geitz) Kahl.

WAUNAKEE—Elaine L. Maloney, age 88, of Waunakee, died on Sunday July 22, 2018, in Sun Prairie. A complete obituary will follow in Wednesday’s Wisconsin State Journal.

DODGEVILLE—Curtis Paul Martin, age 88, of Dodgeville, died on Friday, July 20, 2018, at Azura Memory Care in Beloit, following a long illness. Paul was born on Jan. 23, 1930. On Oct. 6, 1951, he married Edla Harris and they farmed in the Waldwick-Dodgeville area until retiring to Lake Wiscon…

MONTICELLO—Long time auto dealer and Monticello resident, John Stenbroten, age 92, passed away at his home unexpectedly on July 21, 2018. John was born on July 12, 1926, in Bagn Vaderes, Norway, the son of Oluf and Olga Stenbroten. John and his parents immigrated to the United States on May …

VERONA—Donald “Dean” Stephens, age 79, passed away at home surrounded by his family on July 21, 2018. He was born in Platteville on April 27, 1939, the son of Donald and Georgia (Russell) Stephens. He married Charlene Argus on May 10, 1960.

SAUK CITY—Cheryl M. Adank, age 73, of Sauk City, passed away peacefully on July 18, 2018, at St. Clare Hospice House in Baraboo. She was born in Sauk City on Sept. 7, 1944, to Clarence and Loraine (Reuter) Coenen. She was united in marriage to Thomas Adank on Oct. 5, 1963, at St. Aloysius Church.

SAUK CITY—Lloyd M. Ballweg, age 82, of Sauk City passed away peacefully at Maplewood Nursing Home after a courageous battle with myasthenia gravis. He was born in Roxbury on Jan. 25, 1936, at the family farm to the late Gerhard and Josephine (nee Benzmiller) Ballweg. Lloyd served in the Unit…

PRAIRIE DU SAC—Willard Eugene “Bill” Blackmon, age 86, passed away on July 18, 2018. He was born in Kenosha, Wis., Sept. 16, 1931, son of the late Ruby and Willard H. Blackmon.

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MIDDLETON—Amy Elizabeth Bowen, age 36, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes, on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at her home in Middleton.

MADISON / COTTAGE GROVE / WISCONSIN DELLS—Ralph S. Brockert, age 88, passed away on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at Wisconsin Dells Health Services. He was born on Aug. 20, 1929, in Madison, the son of Ralph and Leona (Roll) Brockert. Ralph graduated from Madison East High School. During high s…

VERONA—Florence Ione (Helmeid) Ceniti, age 81, passed away on Wednesday July 18, 2018. Florence was born on March 5, 1937, in Monroe, Wis. She was the daughter of Gilman Helmeid and Mildred (Larsen) Helmeid. She grew up on her parents’ farm in rural Blanchardville and graduated from Blanchar…

MADISON / AKRON, Ohio—Hannah Christine Cox, age 35, passed away at her home on July 15, 2018. She was born in Madison on June 18, 1983, to Leo and Jenny Cox. Her brother, Austin Cox, brought her much joy and laughter. He was her hero and inspiration. One of her special aunts, who was like a …

WAUNAKEE—Sam Cuccia, age 90, of Waunakee, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 30, 2018, at Agrace HospiceCare Inpatient Unit, after a short illness. He was a gentle soul, always compassionate and generous to those he met, never understanding or accepting the suffering in the world, espe…

VERONA / MADISON—Frances Lee Eichelkraut, age 90, peacefully passed away on Saturday, July 21, 2018. She was born on Jan. 22, 1928, in Aspen, Va., raised by Mary and Roger Pollard on a small tobacco farm. Frances moved to Richmond, Va. to work for the Veteran’s Administration. In Richmond, s…

COLUMBUS / BEAVER DAM—Charles Lee “Charlie” Fuller, age 79, died on Monday, July 16, 2018, at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam. Charles owned and operated Fuller’s Super Valu in Columbus and Fuller’s Piggly Wiggly in Lodi.

MADISON—Don E. Geasland, age 71, died on Friday, July 20, 2018, at his home. He was born in Bagley on Nov. 9, 1946, to Edward and Josephine (Blum) Geasland. On July 13, 1974, Don married Lavon Berndt in Lancaster. They recently celebrated their 44th anniversary with family on Saturday, July …

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Drawn from the archives of the Capital Times and Wisconsin State Journal, this feature focuses on individuals who made an impact on Madison and Dane County.

MADISON / STOUGHTON—Stanley C. “Stan” Gifford, age 66, of Stoughton, passed away on Thursday, July 19, 2018. He was born on Nov. 2, 1951, in Madison, the son of Harvey and Florence (Munson) Gifford. Stan graduated from Madison East High School in 1969. He spent his early adult life in Green …

MADISON—William P. Haefner, age 76, passed away at home on Thursday, July 19, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on Dec. 24, 1942, in Madison, the son of Ott and Doris (Butler) Haefner. Bill married his Madison East High School sweetheart, Judi Wopat, on July 10, 1965. …

SUN PRAIRIE—Ruth Hanley, age 100, passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, in Sun Prairie. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12 noon, on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at SACRED HEARTS CATHOLIC CHURCH, in Sun Prairie. A visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., on Saturday, July 2…

SARASOTA, Fla.—Donald V. Hanson of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Madison, Wis., died unexpectedly on July 15, 2018. Don, aka “The King of Norway,” was born on July 12, 1928, in Stoughton, Wis. to Harry and Mena Hanson. He graduated from Stoughton High School, served in the U.S. Navy for two ye…

FITCHBURG—Dr. Kenneth John Hughes passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, with his husband, Mark and dog, Sophie by his side, after struggling bravely with Lewy body dementia for five years. Ken and Mark were together for 18 years and married for three.

JANESVILLE—Mary E. Hughes, age 70, of Janesville went home to the Lord on Monday, July 16, 2018, at Rainbow Hospice in Johnson Creek, after a decade long valiant battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents, Larry and Mabel (Brown) Hughes of Janesville, and is survived by her…

MADISON—Robert J. Kaye, age 89, of Madison, passed away on Friday, July 13, 2018. He was born on Oct. 21, 1928, in Phillips, Wis., the son of Charles and Sedonia (Anderson) Kudrna. He was united in marriage to Marge Vruwink on Aug. 6, 1960, in Cedar Grove, Wis. Bob and Marge moved to Madison…

AURORA, Colo.—Jean Marie (Baumann) King, age 89, passed away July 5, 2018. Jean was born June 16, 1929, in Madison, Wis. to Arnold and Hedwig Baumann. Jean was a graduate of Central High School, Madison, Class of 1947. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1951, with a degree in …

BARABOO—Duane Edward Kopf, 78, of Baraboo, passed away on Friday, July 20, 2018, at St. Clare Meadows Care Center with his loving family by his side. He had been diagnosed with lung cancer in April of 2018.

OREGON—Regina Frances Ace Koselke passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, July 19, 2018, at Sienna Meadows in Oregon. She was born on Jan. 18, 1919, to Clarence and Cora Egan in Oregon. Regina married her school sweetheart, Byron Ace on Sept. 28, 1936, and they were blessed with fou…

LAKE DELTON / MIDDLETON—Joey Lincicum, age 65, of Lake Delton, passed away on Monday, July 16, 2018, at Hospice House in Baraboo. He was born on Jan. 31, 1953, in Madison, the son of George and Elizabeth (Gallagher) Lincicum. In 1976, Joey joined the ski extension show at Tommy Bartlett in t…

SUN PRAIRIE—Robert Herbert Lindsay, age 91, of Sun Prairie, passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. He was born on Aug. 18, 1926, in Antigo, the son of Leonard Lindsay and Emma (Kostka) Lindsay.

LA VALLE—Thomas L. “Tommy” Lucht, age 58, died on Saturday July 14, 2018, peacefully in hand with his niece and nephew-in-law, Heather and Chuck. Tommy spent his life farming the family farm which was his most favorite place to be. He enjoyed mowing lawn, cutting hay, plowing, Friday fish fr…

MADISON—Mary Louise “Pesh” Maloney (nee Krueger), age 88, of Madison, Wis., passed away after a courageous battle with lung cancer on July 18, 2018. She received loving care from the adored team at Agrace HospiceCare, and passed away with her family by her side. She was born and grew up in T…

WAUNAKEE / RANTOUL Ill.—Margaret Ann McCay-Priebe, age 89, of Rantoul, Ill., passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at Sienna Meadows in Oregon. Margaret was born on Jan. 9, 1929, to Bernard McCay and Ruth Moore McCay in Linden, Ind. Margaret enjoyed her quilting, crocheting and card playing…

ROXBURY / ASHTON / WAUNAKEE—Armella C. Meffert, age 90, of Roxbury/Ashton/Waunakee, passed away on Monday, July 16, 2018, at her home in Waunakee. Armella was born in Roxbury on Jan. 22, 1928, to Andrew and Claudia (Ganser) Schwartz. She married Stanley Meffert in Roxbury, on Feb. 17, 1949. …

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.—Jennifer S. (Slinde) Meseberg was born in Madison, Wis. to Robert and Bernadine (Horton) Slinde. She passed away on June 11, 2018, in Clarksville, Tenn.

COLUMBUS—Virgil O. Obermeyer, age 95, died on Thursday, July 19, 2018, at Home Again Assisted Living in Columbus. Survivors include his three daughters, Bonita “BJ” Obermeyer of Madison, Debra (Jann Nelson) Obermeyer of Elk Mound and Kristine Evers of Beaver Dam; four grandchildren; a great-…

CALEDONIA TOWNSHIP—Herbert Charles Paske, 86, of Caledonia Township, passed away peacefully at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg on Monday, July 16, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.

MADISON / MCFARLAND—Timothy John Petersen, age 60, passed away at Agrace HospiceCare, surrounded by his family on Thursday, July 19, 2018, after a one year battle with cancer. He was born on June 6, 1958, the son of Herbert and Patricia (Johnson) Petersen. Tim attended Madison East High Scho…

PRAIRIE DU SAC—Hildegard Pulsfus, age 97, died on Thursday, July 19, 2018, at The Pines assisted living in Prairie du Sac. She was born in Auf Grabau, Germany, on Aug. 3, 1920. Her parents were Leonard and Martha Auchtung. She came to the United States aboard the ship Manchuria at the age of…

SAUK CITY—Judy M. Schroeder, age 70, passed away on July 16, 2018. at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. She was born Oct. 31, 1947, to Russell and Leonilla (Mack) Kehl. Judy was united in marriage to Hilman Schroeder, Oct. 22, 1966, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Sauk City.

MADISON—Mary Lou Sorenson went to heaven on July 18, 2018, at the age of 91. She was born in North Freedom, Wis., to John and Louise (Bergman) Schara, German immigrants. Mary was the youngest of ten children, five brothers and four sisters. She grew up on the south side of Madison and had a …

MONTICELLO—John Stenbroten, age 92, of Monticello, passed away on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at his home. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Zentner-Beal Funeral Home of New Glarus.

VERONA—Donald “Dean” Stephens, age 79, passed away on Saturday, July 21, 2018. Arrangements are pending.

MADISON—Doreen M. Stewart, age 95, passed away peacefully at St. Mary’s Care Center following a brief illness, on July 19, 2018. A full obituary with celebration details will appear at a later date.

SUN PRAIRIE / MADISON—Dorothy J. Stickney, age 62, of Madison, passed away on Thursday, July 19, 2018. She was born on June 8, 1956, in Madison, the daughter of Herbert and June (Albright) Stickney.

MADISON / SOUTHAVEN, Miss.—Michelle E. Wallis, age 48, died from breast cancer at her home in Southaven, Mississippi. She was born on Nov. 15, 1969, in Madison, the daughter of John and Susan (Ellis) Miller. Michelle earned her Master’s degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, an…

COTTAGE GROVE—Gerold A. Zale, age 89, passed away on July 18, 2018. Services are pending. A full obituary will run on Sunday, August 19, 2018. Please share memories at informedchoicefunerals.com.