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Saturday, December 07, 2019

MADISON—It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our devoted mother, steadfast friend, world traveler, master diver, poet, painter and passionate arts advocate Aleksandra Gajic on Dec. 6, 2019. Born in Split, Yugoslavia in 1953, she passed away peacefully in Madison, Wis. in t…

MADISON—Rita Gervais, age 93, died Nov. 30th after a brief illness. Donations can be made to the Farley Center for Peace, Justice and Sustainability, www.farleycenter.org. Please share your memories at www.cressfuneralservice.com.

SUN PRAIRIE—Kang L. Her, age 86, of Sun Prairie, Wis., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at Cottages of Madison. She was born on March 20, 1933, in Laos, the daughter of Cher Yeng Lee and Mai Yang. She married Yong Chue Her in 1950.

MADISON—Agnes Louise Jaeckel was born in Marshfield, Wis. on February 14, 1927 to Emil and Ida Jaeckel and left this world for a better place on December 1, 2019. Her survivors include three daughters, Jane (Merilyn) Marti, Julie (Dennis) Zimmerman and Mary Grieves; grandchildren, Elizabeth …

MADISON—Edwin M. Kehl (Skip) was born in Madison, Wis. and passed away at Agrace Hospice on Dec. 2, 2019. Skip was the beloved son of Edward Kehl and Leona Gorman. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol and daughter, Lori. Survivors include daughter, Coleen; sons, Michael (Ann), Christo…

MADISON — Sharon Ann Kennedy, age 80, passed away on Dec. 3, 2019, at her home in Madison. She was born on May 16, 1939, in New Ulm, Minn., to Richard and Ann (Bruske) Baer.

MADISON—Glenda S. Powers Ledford peacefully completed her life’s journey on Nov. 25, 2019. Glenda was born at St. Mary’s Hospital to Esther Pfeiffer Powers Vergeront and Wesley L. Powers (deceased). Glenda was raised in the Madison area and attended East High School. She worked in a variety …

COLUMBUS—Donald “Don” G. Lee, age 83, died on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at home, from complications related to Parkinson’s Disease. He was born on April 23, 1936, in the town of Bristol. He was the son of Ernest and Hazel (Ihland) Lee. He married June Martinson on November 17, 1962.

MADISON—Glen Everett Myers, age 85, of Madison, Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin, passed away peacefully on December 2, 2019 at UW Hospital with his devoted wife, Susan, and daughter, Christine, by his side. A dedicated father, husband, teacher, and…

JANESVILLE—Rollin “Ole” A. Natter, age 90, of Janesville, passed away peacefully with his loved ones at his bedside on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at Oak Park Place in Janesville. He was born in Edgerton, Wis. on Feb. 14, 1929; the son of Arthur and Julia (Erickson) Natter. Rollin was married to …

MCFARLAND—Corrine M. “Corky” Ollhoff, age 74, passed away after a six-month battle with cancer. She was born June 4, 1945, in Watertown, the daughter of the late Zale and Valoise Pennell. She was a graduate of Palmyra Eagle High School. Corky graduated from the Bellin School of Nursing and w…

DODGEVILLE—Kenneth L. Palzkill, the day is nearing when it is time to say farewell and this is the opportunity that I have requested to say goodbye and thanks for the memories.

MADISON—Michelle Polidora (Madge Irene, Sis, Mickie), passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 26, at Oakwood West Hebron Oaks surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Louisa, Ky. on Jan. 2, 1935, the second of seven children to James and Myrtle (Eades) Johnson. After graduating high school, Mic…

WAUNAKEE—Sara Pollock died, unexpectedly, on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, at 12:00 p.m., at Peace Lutheran Church, 701 S. Century Ave., Waunakee. A reception with family and friends will follow, at the church.

MIDDLETON—Lucille L. (Haas) Reisinger, age 81, of Middleton, passed away on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, at Meriter Hospital as a result of a stroke. She was born on April 30, 1938, in Roxbury, Wis., the daughter of Clarence and Oliva (Frey) Haas.

MAUMELLE, ARK.—Bob (Bobby) Schultz, age 57, of Maumelle, Arkansas, formerly of Wisconsin Dells, Wis., left this earth on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019.

MADISON—Nancy Cuccia Smith, age 73, of Madison, passed away peacefully among family and close friends, on Nov. 24, 2019, at Agrace hospice. The daughter of Andrew and Mary Cuccia, she was born Jan. 2, 1946, in the village of Piana degli Albanesi, near Palermo, Sicily. She emigrated to the …

POYNETTE—Donald E. Van Swol, age 84, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on Sept. 9, 1935, in Racine, the son of Morris and Lavena (Hansen) Van Swol, Sr. Don proudly served his country with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. On March 1…

SUN PRAIRIE—Thomas L. Wacker, age 67, died on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, at the VA Hospital. He was born Dec. 31, 1951, in Madison, Wis., the son of Wayne and Anna Wacker. Tom attended Madison East High School, then enlisted in the US Navy. He was a produce manager in his early years at severa…

MIDDLETON—On the evening of Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, we said goodbye to Dr. David L. Zierath, age 77, one of the most kind and gentle souls. Fulfilling a promise made to him when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, his loving wife, Mary Jane Brummer along with the support of family, frie…

Friday, December 06, 2019

MADISON—Geraldine “Gerry” Martens, 92, passed away on Dec 3, 2019. She was born in Prairie du Chien, Wis., to Clarence and Mary Lillian (Gremore) Steiner on March 18, 1927. She graduated salutatorian from Richland Center High School in 1944, and from UW Oshkosh in 1977.

Thursday, December 05, 2019

ROXBURY - Marie Veronica Neely, age 97, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2019. She was born on Nov. 9, 1922, in Roxbury, Wis., to the late Michael and Veronica (Breunig) Mack.

MOUNT HOREB / MADISON—Mardell Grender, age 82, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, at Brookdale Manor. She was born to Peter and Valarie (Stensby) Volden on July 4, 1937. Mardell grew up in the townships surrounding Mount Horeb. She attended Hollandale Hig…

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