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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

DEFOREST—Gary Joseph Schlub, age 57, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on August 20, 2019 after a brief battle with brain cancer. Gary was born on January 7, 1962 to Angeline (Acker) Schlub Kraemer and the late George Schlub. He graduated from DeForest High School in 1980 and marri…

MADISON—Sheryl Schroeder, age 83, of Madison, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. She was born on Feb. 15, 1936, in Oshkosh, the daughter of Benedict and Caroline (Breimueller) Meixl. Sheryl graduated from Oshkosh High School. She was united in marriage to Lyle Schroeder on Jan. 28, 1956…

MADISON - Jeffrey Alan Spaeni, age 50, of Madison, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, at St. Mary's Hospital. He was born on June 30, 1969, in Madison, the son of Ted and Katherine (Nelson) Spaeni. Jeff graduated from McFarland High School in 1987. He worked as an owner/operator for Spaen…

MADISON—Mary Catherine Altizer, age 72, of Madison, passed away on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, at Agrace HospiceCare. She was born on Nov. 28, 1946, in Elizabeth, Ill., the daughter of William and Helen (Tippet) Hubb.

MADISON—Michael Denis Campbell of Madison, born June 19, 1952, passed away Sunday, August 18, 2019, after the “best day of his life.” Mike was surrounded by all of his loving family and friends the night before he passed as they gathered to celebrate the wedding of his son Jason to his new d…

FITCHBURG—Alan Harrington Colburn, age 80, of Fitchburg, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, at Agrace HospiceCare. A celebration of Alan’s life will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be made at

MADISON—Shari Lynn Haugen, 75, of Madison, Wis., passed away to eternal life on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, with family by her side at Agrace Hospice & Palliative Care in Fitchburg, Wis.

DEFOREST—Leon N. Helmer, age 85, passed away on Monday, August 19, 2019, at his home, under hospice care. He was born April 6, 1934, in Prescott, Wis., the son of Cecil and Edna (Bauerkemper) Helmer. Leon graduated from Prescott High School in 1953, and worked for 30 years for Armour-Dial Company.

FITCHBURG—Sandra K. “Sandy” Mischke, age 82, of Fitchburg, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, at Hannah’s House, after living with dementia for many years. She was born on May 9, 1937, in Juniata, Neb., the daughter of Thayne “Jerry” and Alma Crosier. Sandy married William “B…

MADISON—Mary Ann St. John, age 83, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, at Agrace HospiceCare. She was born Aug. 8, 1936, the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Schroeder) Marking. Mary married the love of her life, Dick St. John, on June 23, 1973. Together, they moved to Monona and raised…

Monday, August 19, 2019

MADISON—James Caldwell of Madison, died on August 17, 2019, after an unexpected health crisis. He was 75 years old.

CAZENOVIA / REEDSBURG—Jane Rita Zielinski Duren, a long-time resident of Cazenovia and Reedsburg, died Friday the 16th of August, 2019, at the Reedsburg Senior Life Center surrounded by her children and grandchildren.

WONEWOC—Phillip Edward Kucher, 75, of Wonewoc, Wis., passed August 18, 2019 following a brief illness. Born March 2, 1944 to Jack and Molly Kucher, Phil was a lifelong Wonewoc resident. He was joined in marriage to Kathleen (Held) in 1971. They were longtime members of St. John Lutheran Chur…

SHOREWOOD—Joan Marie Milsap, 61, of Shorewood, Wis., and formerly of Beloit, Wis., passed away on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wis.

COTTAGE GROVE / MADISON—Norma C. (Endl) Sainsbury passed away peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019 at St. Mary’s Care Center after battling Alzheimer’s. She was born on Oct. 28, 1921, in rural Jefferson, to the late Leo and Clara (Dremler) EndI.

MADISON—Shirley Ellen Sasnett Born February 16, 1957 in Madison, Wis., finally succumbed to a long-term arduous battle with cancer on August 18, 2019. She is preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Sue Burmeister. Shirley is survived by two sons, Aaron and Andrew Sasnett; her brothers,…

PALMRYA—Jean L. Steinhoff, 88, of Palmyra, Wis., passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2019, at UW Hospital.

POYNETTE—William Gerard Hessling, age 62, of Poynette, died at home on Friday, August 16, 2019, in Poynette.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

STOUGHTON—Eugene W. Behling, age 87, passed away on Thursday, August 15, 2019, at Skaalen Nursing Home, Stoughton, Wis.

SUN PRAIRIE—Eleanor (Bunevick) Morris, 93, passed away on August 16, 2019, at New Perspective Senior Living in Sun Prairie, Wis. A memorial mass will be held on August 19, at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church in Sun Prairie. Msgr. Donn Heiar will officiate. Burial will be in Massachusetts…

OREGON—Scott Fredrick Schultz, passed away peacefully on the morning of Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at Agrace Hospice in Fitchburg. He was born on September 27, 1960, in Madison, the son of Arthur F. Schultz and Rose L. Schultz (Yute). Scott received his High School diploma from James Madiso…

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