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SAUK CITY / MARTINSVILLE—Lorraine Mary Breunig, age 94, passed away peacefully at Maplewood Village surrounded by her family March 19, 2019. Lorraine was born at home in the Berry Township on Sept. 1, 1924, to the late Leonard and Rose (Stuckmeyer) Theis. She was united in marriage to Lawren…

MADISON—Robert Raymond Burke, age 85, died peacefully on March 19, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Bob was born in Green Bay, on Sept. 1, 1933, to Raymond and Magdalen (Denessen) Burke. After earning his mechanical engineering degree from Marquette University, Bob served in the U.S. A…

WISCONSIN DELLS—Phyllis I. Delmore (nee Morse), age 91, of Wisconsin Dells, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 19, 2019.

MADISON—Robert D. Fuller, age 89, passed away on March 17, 2019.

MADISON—Eugene R. Thoemke, age 93, joined his wife Norma in heaven on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. He was born on July 17, 1925, in Racine, the son of Arthur and Rose Thoemke. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the U.S.S. Stack in the South Pacific. Gene was united in …

HIGHLAND—John W. Bosch, age 70, of Highland, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2019, at the V.A. Hospital in Madison. John was born on Nov. 21, 1948, in Hazel Green to Fidelis and Helen (Doyle) Bosch. He was a 1966 graduate of Highland High School. After attending college for a year, John ser…

OREGON—William Nolan “Bill” Carter, age 66, of the Town of Dunn, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2019. He was born on Oct. 13, 1952, in Madison, the son of Roger Vaughn and Olga (Heal) Carter. Bill graduated from Monona Grove High School in 1970 and then attended UW-Medford. Bill married …

MADISON—Mary Catherine Doyle, age 92, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 15, 2019, at Ingleside Manor in Mount Horeb. She was born, June 25, 1926, in Columbus, the daughter of Edward and Amalia (Rademacher) Lukes. She graduated from Sun Prairie High School in 1944. Mary married Thomas D…

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STOUGHTON—Elaine M. Dullum, age 81, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2019.

SUN PRAIRIE—The Rev. Monsignor Douglas Dushack entered eternal life on Friday, March 15, 2019, at the age of 73, at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. He was born on Dec. 21, 1945, in Madison.

MONONA—Mary Jean “Mary” Egan, age 92, passed away at Agrace HospiceCare on Monday, March 18, 2019. She was born in Highland, Wis., the daughter of the late Anthony and Ann Pustina.

MONONA—Gerald E. “Jerry” Engbring, age 81, of Monona, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at St. Mary’s Hospital. He was born on July 11, 1937, in Milwaukee, the son of Elmer and Irene (Marcinski) Engbring. Jerry grew up in Fond du Lac, and after graduating from high school, his family …

BLACK EARTH / CROSS PLAINS—David J. “Dave” Fehr, age 76, died unexpectedly at home in Black Earth, on Saturday, March 16, 2019. Dave was born July 8, 1942, in Chicago, Ill., to parents Alfred and Ardath (Streed) Fehr. In August 1965, Dave married Roberta Reich. They raised their family in Cr…

MARSHALL—Charles E. Hart, age 89, passed away at St. Mary’s hospital in Madison on Sunday, March 17, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was born on Jan. 6, 1930, in Marshall, the son of Earl and Ella (Jaeger) Hart. Charles graduated from Marshall High School in 1948, and from the Wisconsin I…

FITCHBURG—William J. Heine, age 89, of Fitchburg, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2019, at St. Mary’s Hospital. He was born on Nov. 25, 1929, in New York, N.Y., the son of Charles and Elsie (Exner) Heine. William was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. and graduated from Fort Hamilton High Sc…

DEFOREST—Betty J. (Larson) Karow, age 86, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2019, at Agrace HospiceCare. She was born on April 24, 1932, to Oliver and Eva Larson and grew up in Token Creek. Betty was married to Doug for 60 years.

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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.

Ken Hur, the effervescent, wavy-haired lawyer who introduced legal advertising to Madison airwaves and enjoyed poking the vested tummy of his staid barrister brethren, died Dec. 30 at the state Veterans Home in King.

FALL RIVER / SUN PRAIRIE—Phyllis Jean Miller, age 88, of Sun Prairie, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 18, 2019, at Sylvan Crossing in Fitchburg.

STOUGHTON—Gloria E. (Burmeister) Murray, age 94, of Stoughton, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. She was born on Sept. 19, 1924, in Madison, the daughter of Arthur and Ella (Kennison) Burmeister. Gloria graduated from Madison Central High School in 1942.…

MADISON—Stephanie A. Opper, age 46, of Madison, passed away peacefully at her home, in the loving care of her family on Saturday, March 9, 2019. A Memorial Service will be held at FIRST UNITARIAN SOCIETY, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2019.

MADISON—Thomas G. “Tom” Reichenberger, age 75, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. He was born on March 6, 1944, in Milwaukee, to Max and Frances (Reiter) Reichenberger. He was a graduate of Rufus King High School, and after high school, we went on to serve our country in the United St…

MADISON—Patricia Jean “Pat” (Kloepping) Ruegsegger, devoted wife, loving mother, proud grandmother and dear friend, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 15, 2019, surrounded by family in Phoenix, Ariz. Pat was born on Feb. 9, 1940, in Freeport, Ill. to John and Evelyn (Reck) Kloepping. …

MADISON—Gerald A. “Gary” Schultz, age 79, passed away on March 12, 2019, at UW Hospital in Madison. He was born on March 2, 1940, in Colfax, to Walter and Cora Rosella (Olson) Schultz. Gary enlisted in the U. S. Navy right after high school where he got his electrical engineer degree. He was…

MADISON—Roger W. Staven, age 85, of Madison, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Agrace HospiceCare. He was born on July 14, 1933, in Madison, the son of William Staven and Geraldine (Morse) Staven. Roger graduated from Madison East High School with the class of 1952. He then served …