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 PONCHA SPRINGS, COLO. - Raymond Vernie Holloway, 77, of Poncha Springs, Colorado, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Friday, November 8, 2019, at his residence. Ray was born February 16, 1942, in Panama City, Florida, to Vernie Madison and Zelda Gray Schell (Shelly) Holloway…

 WHITE CREEK - Terry C. Lueth, age 73, of White Creek, Wisconsin passed away Monday, November 11, 2019, at his home with family and friends present. A celebration of life will be 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 30, 2019, at DJ's Bar and Grill in White Creek. Interment will be…

 MADISON -Irma R. Togstad, 97, passed away November 15, 2019. Services will be on Friday, November 22. A full obituary will appear in Wednesday's paper.

MONONA - Helen V. Hatfield, age 96, of Monona, passed away on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at Heritage Monona. She was born on June 6, 1923, in Blanchardville, the daughter of Theodore and Amy (Strommen) Severson. Helen graduated from Blanchardville High School. She married Douglas L. Hatfield on …

MADISON”James “Jim” John Fields, 69 years of age, passed away on Nov. 8th, 2019, after a 13-year battle with cancer. His positive attitude and optimistic outlook on life was insurmountable and stands as a model for us all to follow. He was larger than life and made a new best friend everywhe…

MONONA—Linda Kay Andrew (Bohn) passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. A celebration of her life will be held at the East Side Club of Monona on Sunday, Nov. 24th from 1:00—4:00 p.m. Flowers and gifts are unnecessary, we suggest instead to donate to a deserving …

MADISON—Lois LaVonne Belisle, age 90, of Madison passed away peacefully, on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. She was born on Nov. 10, 1929, the daughter of James L. White and Caecilie Bork. Lois graduated from Madison East High School and was a lover of books and writing her entire life.

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MESA, ARIZ. / DEFOREST, WIS.—Robert C. Blaschke, age 86, passed away peacefully on Oct. 23, 2019, surrounded by family. Robert (Bob) and his wife Sharon, celebrated 60 years of marriage together. They enjoyed being snowbirds in Ariz. and recently moved there to fulfill their retirement dream…

MESA, ARIZ./ DEFOREST, WIS—Sharon K. Blaschke, age 79, passed away peacefully on Nov. 12, 2019, surrounded by family. Sharon was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Robert C. Blaschke. Before relocating to Ariz. to fulfill their retirement dreams, they raised their family in DeFore…

STOUGHTON—Joyce Ann Bowman, age 68, of Stoughton, passed away on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, in Apache Junction, Ariz., after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on May 30, 1951, in Madison, the daughter of John and Genevieve (Joyce) Way.

MONONA—Patricia Ann Byrne, age 91, of Madison, passed away peacefully from pancreatic cancer on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at her home on Lake Monona. Descended from Pioneers, Harley Earl and wife, their daughter married Pioneers, Warren Loney, parents of Gideon Riley. Mr. and Mrs. Clark’s daught…

OREGON, WIS.—Catherine B. Colvin, age 88 of Oregon passed away on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019 at Sienna Crest in Oregon. She was born on Oct. 1, 1931 the daughter of Conrad and Catherine (Heller) Widmer in Gilroy, Calif. Cathy attended Belleville Schools. In 1950, she married Richard Colvin. Cathy…

OREGON—Glenda June Conrad, age 62, of Oregon, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. She was born on July 19, 1957, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Harold and Rose (Borden) Wilson.

MADISON—Joel Covey, a beautiful soul left us on Nov. 8th, 2019, at age 79.

BURNETT—Jeanne M. Gietzel, age 91, of Burnett passed away on Friday, Nov/ 15, 2019, at Clearview Nursing Home in Juneau.

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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—Jo Lee P. Heiman, 81, of Marshall passed on Nov. 12, 2019, after a five-year battle with cancer, with her husband, Jim at her side, at Agrace Hospice Care in Fitchburg. Jo was born on Sept. 15, 1938, the second of nine children. She was a proud graduate of the Marshall class of 1956…

RICHLAND CENTER—Kathryn E. Herold, age 100, of Richland Center, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, at Pine Valley Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center. She was born on March 30, 1919, in Richland County, the daughter of Henry and Mary (Schneider) Stadele. Kathryn was married on March …

DODGEVILLE/SPRING GREEN—Cyrene M. Hintz, age 96, of Dodgeville passed away on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, at the Upland Hills Nursing Home in Dodgeville. She was born on Dec. 23, 1922, in Spalding, Mich., the daughter of William and Blanche (LaReau) Riopelle.

ARLINGTON—Roger Icenogle, age 89, of Arlington, Wis., passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at Divine Rehab and Nursing in Lodi, Wis. He was born on Feb. 1, 1930, in Toledo, Ill., the son of Riley Icenogle and Cora (Garren) Icenogle. Roger graduated from Toledo High School in 1948 and Univer…

PRAIRIE DU SAC—Donald Kirner, passed away in peace on Nov. 14, 2019 at the grand age of 91. Don was a person known and loved by many. His childhood started on a farm in Sauk County, until his family, along with others were displaced to build the Badger Ammunition Plant and his family had to move.

MADISON—Timothy J. Kohl was a graduate of McFarland High School class of 1972. He attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison and graduated with Degrees in Agri Business and Food Science. Tim was employed as a Food Safety Specialist at Oscar Mayer Madison for 30 years. Tim then went on to …

STOUGHTON—Sandra J. (Harried) Maves was born to Maynard L., Sr. and Gladys L. (Onsrud) Harried on Nov. 3, 1949, and passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019.

MIDDLETON—Julie Ann May, age 53, of Middleton, Wis. passed away on Nov. 13, 2019 at UW Health University Hospital in Madison, WI. Her final days were spent peacefully, surrounded by family and friends she had touched throughout her life.

PORTAGE—LuAnn M. Mitchell, 83, of Portage, passed away peacefully at home after a brave battle with cancer.

BROOKLYN—Casey J. Neath, age 88, of Brooklyn, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, at McFarland Villa. He was born on June 16, 1931, in Brooklyn, the son of Floyd and Elnora (Farnsworth) Neath.

WAUNAKEE—Dennis C. Neuman, age 84, passed away on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at the Waunakee Manor. He was born on Aug. 16, 1935, in Schuyler, Neb. the son of Arthur and Tillie (Posvar) Neuman. When Dennis was a teenager, his family moved to Wisconsin from Nebraska. Dennis entered into the Unite…

FALL RIVER—John H. Niehoff, age 81, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 at Clearview Long Term Care in Juneau as a result of a traumatic brain injury due to a fall. He was born in Beaver Dam, Wis. to Louis and Grace (Tramburg) Niehoff on Oct. 18, 1938. He was married to Muriel “Jean” Moor…

DEFOREST—Michael Alfred Peters, age 81, of DeForest, Wis., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was born on Sept. 4, 1938, in Milwaukee, Wis. to Alfred and Leone Peters.

WESTPORT—Adeline “Jane” Rastas, age 86, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. Arrangements are pending.

MILWAUKEE—John Joseph Reindl passed away peacefully with family on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at the age of 71.

SUN PRAIRIE, WIS./HOUGHTON, MI.—Hugh “Rob” Roberts, age 89, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, at his home in Sun Prairie. He was born on Sept. 13, 1930, in Beaver Dam, to Hubert and Etta Mae (Dale) Roberts. Hugh graduated from Beaver Dam High class of ‘49. He was employed as a draftsma…

MADISON—Buddy Rogers, age 88, passed away on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at Fountainhead Homes in DeForest. Funeral arrangements are pending. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.

WATERTOWN—Phillip R. Singletary, son of Ivan and Kay Singletary, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, in Watertown, Wis. Phil was born in Madison on March 15, 1935.

MADISON—Joel L. Skornicka, age 82, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. Funeral services are pending. A full obituary will be published at a later date.

MIDDLETON—Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, John’s wife, Janet lost the love of her life and her best friend of over 60 years. John has gone to be with his family in heaven — parents, Carl and Frances; sister, Jane Ann; and son, Rick. Also many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews and good fish…

MIDDLETON—Frederick John Westgate, age 93, of Middleton, passed away on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, in New Glarus, Wis. He was born on May 6, 1926, in Detroit, Mich., the son of Frederick Westgate Sr. and Muriel (Reid) Westgate. Fred married Mary A. Whitmore on Nov. 9, 1946, in Beaver Dam, Wis. H…

MADISON—Deborah C. Thomas of Madison, Wis. passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, at UnityPoint Meriter Hospital after suffering a brief illness. She was born on Feb. 12, 1928, in Winona, Minn., the youngest child of Charles A. Choate and Adele C. (Snyder Harris). She grew up in …

SUN PRAIRIE—Merwin Dale Smith, age 88, went to his eternal home on Nov. 1, 2019.

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