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FALL RIVER—David “Pint” Ashley, age 71, passed away on Friday, May 17, 2019. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at ST. STEPHEN’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH in Fall River. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May, 22, 2019, at JENSEN FU…

HOLMEN—George J. Dennis, 70, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, May 17, 2019. George was born Sept. 16, 1948, in Madison, to Floyd and Isabelle (Hamm) Dennis. He married Sandra (Sobkowiak) in December 1990. They moved to Holmen in 2016.

EVANSVILLE—Donald Robert “Don” Farberg, age 97, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Evansville Manor.

MADISON—Gaspare J. Saladino died unexpectedly on May 16, 2019. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on June 30, 1936, to Leonard and Jennie Saladino, who had emigrated from Italy. Gaspare graduated from Samuel J. Tilden High School, Brooklyn, N.Y., where he played first base on the All New York Cit…

CAMBRIDGE—Oscar M. Yaeggi, 96, of Cambridge, passed away on Friday, May 17, 2019, at William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison, Wis. Oscar was born on May 20, 1922, in Brodhead, to Otto and Hedwig (Schmidt) Yaeggi. On Jan. 8, 1942, Oscar enlisted in the United States Marine …

MADISON—Pastor Robert H. Adams Jr., Madison, died peacefully on May 15, 2019, with family by his side. He was 94. Visitation will be at 1:30 p.m. and service at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at BETHANY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Madison.

ASHTON / MIDDLETON—Mary Ann Adler, age 91, of Middleton, passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. PETER CATHOLIC CHURCH, 7121 County K, Ashton, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2019, with burial to follow. Visitation will be held at the church from…

MADISON—Gloria Bashel, nee Thoms, 83, died peacefully on Thursday, May 16, 2019.

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MADISON / MERCER—Donald John “Don” Bouska, age 79, passed away on Monday, May 13, 2019, due to complications from cancer. He was born on June 13, 1939, in Montevideo, Minn., the son of Philip and Marjorie (Harstad) Bouska.

MADISON—Douglas Charles Doehlert died on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, after an accident sustained while doing spring cleanup on his “Valley Road” at the family cabin. Doug was born in Rochester, Minn., on Oct. 29, 1954. He grew up in Madison, graduating from Memorial High School in 1972. After gra…

MADISON—Gay Louise (Wallace) Eliason, passed away during the evening of May 9, 2019. She was born Sept. 5, 1944, in La Crosse, to Harrison and Madeline Wallace. Gay grew up on a dairy farm in Oil City, near Ontario, Wis. She graduated from Brookwood High School and the University of Wisconsi…

MADISON—Barbara J. Essock passed away on Friday, May 17, 2019. Funeral arrangements are pending.

MADISON—Patricia Margaret (Schub) Flad passed away on Friday, May 17, 2019, at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg, surrounded by love. Pat was born in Newport, R.I., on Nov. 4, 1925, to Herman and Margaret (McNamara) Schub. As the child of a career U.S. Navy Officer, Pat often moved with her fa…

LAKE MILLS—Virginia M. “Ginny” Frey, 80, of Lake Mills, died on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

SAUK CITY—Wilferd “Beezer” Gasser, passed away on May 14, 2019, at the age of 95. Beezer was born April 9, 1924, to Walter and Pearl Gasser in rural Sauk County. He married Joyce Sorg on Aug. 10, 1948. They were an inseparable team and recently celebrated their 70th Anniversary.

NEWBURYPORT, Mass. MADISON—Mary (nee Gemmato) Genovese, age 88, who passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019, was born in the old West End of Boston to Italian immigrants. After the neighborhood was uprooted by Mass General Hospital (and the subject of the book “Urban Villagers” by Herbert Gans…

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Passed of the Past

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.

MARSHALL—Jordan Aris Irene Gibbons, age 22, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019, from an undiagnosed medical condition. She was born Jan. 23, 1997, in Madison, the daughter of Scott and Tara (Froehlich) Gibbons. Jordan graduated from Marshall High School in 2015. During her years in high sch…

BELLEVILLE—Calvin “Cal” Hageman, age 93, of rural Belleville passed away on Monday, May 13, 2019, at his home. He was born on Feb. 28, 1926, on his family’s home farm, the son of William and Martha (Fluckiger) Hageman. Cal graduated as the valedictorian from Belleville High School in 1944.

DEFOREST—Rosalind Henriette Haswell passed away on Feb. 8, 2019, in Tehachapi, Calif. She was born to George Jacob Heinrich Schneider and Amelia Christina (Winger) Schneider in Waukesha, on June 24, 1928. The family moved to Dane, and in the 1930s moved to a farm in Norway Grove where she wo…

LODI—Tricia Homa-Layne, age 52, of Lodi, died May 10, 2019, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born May 7, 1967, in Menominee, Mich. Tricia, along with the love of her life, husband, James, made their home in the picturesque countryside north of Lodi.

MADISON / BELOIT—Margaret “Maggie” (Wieland) Ikeman, age 95, of Madison, formerly from Beloit, died Monday, May 13, 2019, in her home in Madison. Maggie was born June 1, 1923, to Henry and Maude Wieland in Beloit. She graduated from Beloit Memorial High School in 1941; post-graduation, Maggi…

BARNEVELD—Joseph Carl “Joe” Jordee, age 64, of Barneveld, passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

MADISON / JANESVILLE—Elaine A. Kimmerly, age 90, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Cedar Crest Assisted living in Janesville surrounded by her family. She was born on May 1, 1929, and was the daughter of Roy and Martha (Guse) Matthias. She married George Kimmerly on April 24, 1948.

WAUNAKEE—Edith “Edie” Laufenberg, age 71 of Waunakee, passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, following a short illness. She was born on Oct. 23, 1947, to Raymond and Anne (Endres) Laufenberg.

MIDDLETON / MADISON / LODI—Rudolf Walter Link, M.D., age 92, of Middleton, passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2019.

MADISON—Major General Raymond A. Matera, was the Adjutant General of Wisconsin. He was responsible for both the federal and state missions of the Wisconsin Army and Air National Guard. He passed away on Jan. 31, 2019.

MADISON—Sammie G. McCullough, passed away peacefully on May 11, 2019, surrounded by friends and family at St. Mary’s Hospital after a brief illness with cancer.

MADISON—Constance R. “Connie” Nelson died on Monday, April 29, 2019. Connie’s life was reflected in the immeasurable number of lives she touched. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother; a teacher; a mentor; a faithful and true friend.

MIDDLETON—Gene, 83, of Middleton, died peacefully in his sleep of CHF, at his home in Crystal Beach, Fla., on April 25, 2019.

STOUGHTON—Larry Quam died in the early morning on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. He was a loving husband, father, son and friend.

SUN PRAIRIE—Nichelle “Nicki” (Paquette) Regge passed away peacefully at Agrace HospiceCare in the early morning hours of May 15, 2019, following an extended illness. Nicki was born on Feb. 3, 1948, to Betty Jane (Volbrecht) and Elmer Paquette. A 1966 graduate of Cambridge High School, Nicki …

STOUGHTON—Thomas L. “Tubby” Scheel, passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. He was born in Madison, on Sept. 10, 1953, the son of the late Lawrence and Marjorie (Hellickson) Scheel. Thomas graduated from Stoughton High School in 1971.

REEDSBURG—Attorney James “Jim” Schernecker passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 2, 2019 of acute leukemia. He was born in Madison and raised in Winona, Minn., where he graduated from Cotter High School. Jim spent the majority of his adult life in and around southern Wisconsin.

EVANSVILLE—Arthur R. “Art” Schrock, age 86, of Evansville, passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Evansville Manor. He was born on May 8, 1933, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Victor and Myrtle (Nohlberg) Schrock.

LODI—Virginia Mae “Ginny” Skarda, age 93, of Lodi, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2019. Provide online condolences at

LODI—Jeffrey Todd Stone, age 57, of Lodi, passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, after an extended illness. He was born on Oct. 26, 1961, in Prairie du Sac, the son of the late Lyle and Faye (Fitzgerald) Stone. Jeff graduated from Lodi High School. He married Tanya Wickham on June 18, 1988,…

PARDEEVILLE / POYNETTE—Rosemary Ellen Swenson, age 85, of Poynette and formerly of Pardeeville, passed away surrounded by her daughters Monday, May 13, 2019. Born in Sauk City, she was the daughter of Archie and Bessie (Jackson) McKinney. She was a 1952 graduate of Arena High School.

OREGON—Elizabeth “Betty” Tubridy, beloved mother and wife of the late Raymond Tubridy, 2009, passed away on May 16, 2019, after a brief illness. Elizabeth was born on Nov. 26, 1933, in Buffalo, N.Y., daughter of Charles and Mary (Hogan) Lomas, the youngest of five children, and lived her for…

MIDDLETON—Lois Ann (Bjornstad) Voss, age 78, passed away peacefully, with family at her bedside, on May 7, 2019, following a hard-fought struggle with Alzheimer’s. She was born on April 12, 1941, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Madison, to Morris and Bernice (Neesvig) Bjornstad.

DEFOREST—Patsy Mae Wearne, lost her final battle with cancer, as well as heart failure, on May 13, 2019, at the age of 73.

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