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Saturday, August 18, 2018

LODI - Jeanne Mae (Starkweather) Moltzau, age 93, passed away due to complications with pneumonia, on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. She was born March 31, 1925, in Minneapolis, Minn., to parents, Ira and Lenore (Albertson) Starkweather. Jeanne truly loved her family, which was everything to her. …

MOUNT HOREB - Sharon Louise Moschkau, age 60, of Mount Horeb, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, from complications from muscular dystrophy. She was born on Dec. 28, 1957, in Madison, the daughter of Henry and Beverly (Randall) Eckel. On Nov. 1, 1986, Sharon married the love of her life…

MADISON - The Venerable Susan Richards Mueller (nee Richards) died on Aug. 12, 2018, at her home due to complications from dementia. She was born on Dec. 31, 1946, in Evanston, Ill., to Dr. Stanleigh and Olive (nee Pellage) Richards. She attended New Trier High School in Winnetka, Ill., and …

MADISON - Colette (Kopp) Murray passed away on Aug. 16, 2018. She was born on Sept. 3, 1934, in Madison, Wis., to Kenneth and Colette (Kennedy) Kopp. She attended St. Raphael's Grade School and Edgewood High School. She met the love of her life, Daniel Murray, and they raised their six child…

DEFOREST - Gerald William "Jerry" Newman, age 80, of De Forest, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018 from prostate cancer. He was born July 31, 1938, in Madison, the son of William and Irene (Lalor) Newman. He graduated from Edgewood High School in 1956, and graduated from Madison Business C…

WAUNAKEE / MADISON - Robert Earl Nichols, age 90, departed this world with a twinkle in his eye on Aug. 15, 2018. Bob was born Sept. 24, 1927, in Waukesha, to Augusta Katzner and Arthur Nichols. Augusta Katzner later married Albert Zick. He became Bob's father at an early age, raising him as…

MADISON - Mary Emma Orvis, age 90, of Madison, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at St. Mary's Care Center. Memorial services will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE, 5203 Monona Drive, Madison, at 12 noon, on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. Burial will be held at Resurrection…

MOUNT HOREB - Lori J. Petkus, age 59, of Blue Mounds / Mount Horeb, passed away on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, at Heartland Country Village in Black Earth. She was born on May 10, 1959, in Dodgeville, the daughter of Harvey and Dorothy (Burns) Frame. Lori graduated from Mount Horeb High School in…

MADISON - Jennette M. Poulik, age 83, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Madison, Wis. She was born on Oct. 26, 1934, in Township of Lewiston to Ernest and Louise Simonson. In 1947, she moved to Poynette, and graduated in class of 1952. After graduation, Jennette moved to…

MADISON - Ved Prakash, age 86, of Madison, passed away, surrounded by family and friends after a brief illness, on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018.

COBB - Emma Jean Raisbeck, age 92, of Cobb, passed away on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, at CrestRidge Memory Care, following a long illness. Emma Jean was born on Dec. 31, 1925, in Linden Township, to Arthur C and Tillie (Larson) Tremelling. She was a graduate of the Cobb High School. Emma Jean ma…

MIDDLETON - Duane Wilmont Riggert, age 93, left this world to be with his Savior Jesus on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. Born on June 13, 1925, to Willie and Pearl Riggert, he grew up on a farm northwest of Hoskins, Neb. Duane graduated at UN-Lincoln and received his M.S. at the University of Denve…

WAUNAKEE / MERIDA, Venezuela - Thomas "Tommy" Ripp died as peacefully as he lived, on Aug. 6, 2018, surrounded by his Trappist brethren at their Andean mountain retreat, Monasterio Trapense-Nuestra Senora de Los Andes. Tommy was born Dec. 28, 1927, the fourth of 13 children of Christ Ripp an…

MADISON - Susan "Susie" Sailing, age 66, of Madison, passed away on Monday, Aug.13, 2018, at Agrace HospiceCare. She was born June 17, 1952, in Madison, the daughter of Bill and Norma (Minor) Kramer. Susie graduated from East High School and continued her education to become a hairdresser. S…

BROOKFIELD - Marie V. Simonson passed into eternal life on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at age 89, surrounded by family. She is a loving sister, of Shirley Amport; dear aunt, of Dennis Simonson, Di Ann and husband, Barry Lawson, Carl and wife, and Patti Amport. She is further survived by great n…

MADISON - June K. Spencer, age 92, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Madison. She was born on Oct. 29, 1925, in Milwaukee. June was married to Stanley Spencer on June 19, 1948. June graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1949 with a degree in Industrial Psychology.

MADISON - Daniel George Stace, age 69, passed away on Aug. 14, 2018, with his caretakers by his side. Dan had a personality that would make anyone's day. Dan always enjoyed his birthday and Christmas, when all the family was together. Dan lived at home with both of his parents until his moth…

MADISON / MCFARLAND - Dorothy Sutherland, age 92, went to be at peace with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. She was born May 22, 1926, in Wonewoc, Wis., and grew up in Mauston. On July 2, 1946, she married Marvin Erickson and they resided in Elroy with their children, Debra and Jon until 1…

PORTAGE - Rose Marie Tomlinson, age 87, passed away peacefully at Our House, in Portage, on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.

MADISON - The love of my life passed from this world to the next on Aug. 14, 2018, at age 71. How to describe Mike Tuten? Husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and so much more. As one of his friends once said, he lived as a singing, dancing, crazy-sock-wearing, camera toting, ho…

OREGON - Roberta Mae "Bert" West, age 86, of Oregon, was reunited with her husband of 67 years, Ken, on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. She was born on Nov. 16, 1931, in Oregon, the daughter of Clyde and Verdie (Olson) Powers. Bert graduated from Oregon High School in 1949. She then went on to work…

MIDDLETON - Chauncey Yost Jr., age 83, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, at home due to heart failure. He was born on April 11, 1935, in Ardale, Iowa, the son of Chauncey and Anna (Christopherson) Yost. During the Korean War, Chauncey served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a computer progr…

COTTAGE GROVE - Gerold A. Zale, age 89, passed away on July 18, 2018. He was born on April 5, 1929, in Milwaukee to Marie (Palash) and Alois Zale. Jerry attended Wauwatosa High School and Marquette University.

VERONA - Eugene Virgil "Gene" Zettle, born on Sept. 16, 1920, died on Aug 7, 2018, just two years shy of reaching his self-proclaimed goal of living 100 years. He died peacefully at Four Winds Lodge, Verona. His family is very grateful for the excellent care he received from the staff of Fou…

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