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MADISON / SUN PRAIRIE—Marshall “Mickey” Bostad, age 89, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, at Fountainhead Homes in DeForest. He was born on Aug. 1, 1929, in the Town of Burke, and was the son of Clarence and Bessie (McMurran) Bostad. He married Shirley Ihland on Oct. 16, 1954. Together t…

SAUK CITY—Lloyd A. Carlson, age 93, passed away peacefully on Aug. 11, 2018, surrounded by family. He was born on March 10, 1925, in Blue River, Wis., to Alfred and Loretta (Poole) Carlson, and grew up on the family farm.

OREGON / BROOKLYN—Leon Joseph Cloud, age 76, of Oregon, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, at home surrounded by his family. He was born on Feb. 1, 1942, to Inez Hanson-Cloud. He married Sandra Ace on Jan. 20, 1968, in Oregon. Lee attended Brooklyn High School and after graduation, joined…

MADISON—Jerry Richard Conwell, an exceptional dad and a survivor through his 77 years, went to be with his Creator on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. He loved his son, Brent, more than could ever be spoken. They were fishing buddies and will always be remembered for the fish they tried to catch. Jerr…

MADISON—Ronald James Cunningham, age 79, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. The son of James and Helen Birch Cunningham, he was born Feb. 13, 1939, in Madison. He attended Edgewood High School and graduated with the class of 1957. He married Jocelyn Snyder on Jan. 3, 1959. In 1972, he m…

MADISON—William C. Dries passed away and joined the stars on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Madison. He was born in Milwaukee on Nov. 4, 1930. He attended UW-Madison and received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and his master’s degree and Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering. Willia…

MONROE—Caryl Jean Gempler, age 84, of Monroe, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. at Agrace Hospice Care in Fitchburg, surrounded by her family. She was born on March 14, 1934, to Paul and Edna (Gust) Kuehni in Oregon. She was united in marriage to William Harris Gempler on Nov. 6, 1954.…

OREGON / LANCASTER—Eileen Margaret Graney, age 95, passed away on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. She was born on Aug. 14, 1922, in Lancaster, where she met and married her husband of 62 years, Kenneth Graney. Eileen treasured her life on their farm in Lancaster, where she could tend to her vegetable…

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PINE BLUFF / IKES FORK, W.Va.—The Haack family lost its rose when Betty passed away at her beloved home in Pine Bluff on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. She was born in Ikes Fork, W.Va., to George and Ibbie Rose. Betty married Arthur Haack on June 16, 1951, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Welch, W.Va.

MONONA / SUN PRAIRIE—Elizabeth Marie “Betty” Hanusa, age 86, of Sun Prairie, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at Hyland Crossing. She was born on Dec. 28, 1931, in Appleton, the daughter of Joseph and Lucille (Besaw) Schwalen.

MADISON—Dorothy Bartlett Knopf, age 92, of Madison, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, at St. Mary’s Care Center. She was born on April 22, 1926, in the town of Coloma, the daughter of Orval and Augusta Bartlett. Dorothy was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Coloma. Sh…

POYNETTE—Michael John Koch, age 69, passed away peacefully at his home in Poynette, on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.

OSHKOSH—Rodger Lee Lamont, age 65, of Oshkosh passed into eternal glory, free from pain on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. He was born in Freeport, Ill. on June 15, 1953, son of H. Gordon and Margaret Lamont. Rodger was devoted to his family and loved nothing more than spending time caring for those …

COTTAGE GROVE—Gerald W. “Jerry” Moore, age 75, of Cottage Grove, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, at his home. He was born on June 14, 1943, in Portage, the son of Robert and Alice (Regge) Moore. Jerry graduated from Madison East High School in 1961. He married Karen Collins on Aug. 22,…

MADISON / WESTMINSTER, Vt.—After being given a “Wavemaker” award for her work transforming Wisconsin’s mental health system toward a recovery-oriented model, Kellianne O’Brien passed away on June 1, 2018, at age 53, due to an automobile accident near her home in Vermont. Previously, she live…

STOUGHTON—Gertrude Everson Paton, age 94, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. She was born in Stoughton on June 3, 1924, the daughter of Clarence and Nina Anderson. Gertrude graduated from Stoughton High School in 1942 and Madison General Hospital with a degree in nursing in 194…

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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.

MADISON—World War II U.S. Army sergeant veteran, Roger Gilmer Reinke, age 92, died on Aug. 11, 2018, at the VA Hospital in Madison, after a brief illness. The son of Benhardt and Elsie (Brockman) Reinke, Roger was born on June 14, 1926, on the Reinke family homestead in Springfield Township …

MADISON—Doris Schaller, age 87, passed away on Aug. 10, 2018, at Coventry Village Sebring Assisted Care Residence. Doris was born on June 25, 1931. in Mount Horeb, the daughter of Carl and Cornelia (Swenson) Oimoen. She married “Rick” Richard Schaller on June 27, 1953, in Daleyville, at Perr…

PLATTEVILLE—Elvera C. (Deppe) Scheppers, age 78, of Platteville, Wis., passed away Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, after battling cancer, at home surrounded by all of her children. Elvera was born May 12, 1940, in West Point, Neb., to Elizabeth (Kaup) and Herman Deppe. Elvera worked as a CNA at West …

MOUNT HOREB / MIDDLETON—Arnold H. “Arnie” Schoville, age 92, of Mount Horeb, Wis., passed away on Friday, July 13, 2018, at home with family at his side. He was born at the Schoville Farm located on Rural Trout Creek Road, Soldiers Grove, Wis., on Feb. 26, 1926. son of Harley and Viva (Banta…

DODGEVILLE—Vivian Torgeson-Berg, age 79, of Dodgeville, died on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, at her home following an apparent heart attack. Vivian was born on March 3, 1939, in Dodgeville to DuWayne and Dorothy (Otter) Torgeson who preceded her in death.

MAUSTON—James Wiora, age 63, of Mauston, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at his residence.

MADISON—Frances Healy, age 83, passed away Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. at St. Mary’s Hospital after a brief illness. She passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family.

VERONA—Barbara Jean Barker Hill, 69, of Verona, Wis., passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. She is survived by her beloved husband, Duane; her three children, Ryan (Joanne), Amy (Joe) and Eric (Lulu); her sisters, Shirley and Susan (Paul); and her grandchildren, Zoe (6) and Jack…

PLAIN—Norman F. Kraemer, age 94, of Plain entered eternal life surrounded by his family at the Sauk Prairie Hospital on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. He was born on Oct. 17, 1923, the son of Alphons John and Mary Theresia (Frank) Kraemer in Plain, Wis. He attended St. Luke’s Elementary and High Sch…

LODI—Grace M. Wendt, age 96, joined her loved ones in Heaven on Aug. 11, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Grace was born in Dane County on Oct. 16, 1921, to Carl and Anna Smith. Grace enjoyed everything life had to offer. She loved life and her family deeply. She also enjoyed gardening…