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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

MADISON—Dominic Matthew May, age 5, passed away due to an automobile accident on Friday, July 13, 2018, at UW Hospital. He was born on May 1, 2013, in Madison, to Meghan (Johnson) and Casey May.

MADISON—Jerry McCann, died on Sunday, July 15, 2018. He is survived by his child bride of 45 years, Margaret; daughter, Kelly (Kurt) and their daughter, Ruby all of Portland, Ore.; daughter, Megan of Davenport, Fla.; sisters, Coleen Erstad (Randy), Johni Stout, Patricia Hilgers (Mike); in-la…

OREGON—Mary Jean (Smith) McGrath left the arms of her family on Monday, July 16, 2018, in Stoughton, Wis. She was born on Aug. 6, 1925, on a farm in Nashua, Iowa, as the first child of Thomas and Dorothy (Keith) Smith. As the eldest daughter, Mary Jean assumed from an early age the role of s…

WAUNAKEE—Armella Meffert, age 90, passed away Monday, July 16, 2018, in Waunakee. A complete notice will appear in Sunday’s edition of the Wisconsin State Journal.

DEFOREST / WAUNAKEE—Kevin Meffert, age 58, died on Sunday, July 15, 2018 from an accident while working on his dump truck. He was born in Madison, on March 1, 1960, the son of Gilbert and Viola (Kalsheuer) Meffert.

DODGEVILLE—Cedric J. “Rick” Mumm, age 53, of Dodgeville, passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at home, with his family by his side, after a long and courageous battle with ALS.

MADISON—Shirley Marie Pike, age 86, of Madison passed away on July 13th, 2018. She was born Feb. 17, 1932, in Beaver Dam, to Ernest and Esther (Schumacher) Haensgen. Shirley married James Pike on Dec. 20, 1952.

MADISON—Jacyln Sulman “Jackie” Seigel, age 74, passed away at her home, on July 11, 2018. She was born in New London, Conn., to Joseph Sulman and Edna Peck Sulman.

ORMOND BEACH, Fla.—John B. “Jack” Tate of Ormond Beach, Fla. and Madison, Wis., age 75, passed away peacefully with his wife, Luvonn, by his side in the early hours of July 8, 2018, at Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House in Palm Coast, Fla. Jack enlisted in the U.S. Navy in January 1962, and serve…

VERONA—John Vogt, PE, age 70, passed away at home on Saturday, July 14, 2018, after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born in Lansing, Mich., the son of the late John and Charlotte Vogt. He is survived by his sister, Bette. John was a devoted husband of 46 years to his wife, …

BRODHEAD—Ruth Janet (Pinnow) Wendler, age 99, passed away on Monday, July 16, 2018, at her home. She was born on Jan.15, 1919, in Rock Grove, Stephenson County, Ill., the daughter of William C. and Anna Ida Martha (Ronneburg) Pinnow.

ITHACA, N.Y.—Barbara Williams was born July 17, 1939, to Louis and N. Marie Merrifield in Chicago Ill., where she experienced a happy childhood and learned to work hard. After earning a history degree from Cornell University and a Library Science degree from University of Wisconsin, she work…

MADISON—Jane L. Wise passed away Sunday, July 15, 2018, at the age of 89. She was born in Madison, Wis. on Nov. 16, 1928, to the late Earle S. “Pete” and Bertha (Schwenn) Lewis.

Monday, July 16, 2018

ARENA—Sharon M. Fahrni, age 71, of Arena, passed away on Friday, July 13, 2018. Sharon was born in Sparta, Wis., but grew up in Mineral Point. She graduated from Mineral Point High School and on July 10, 1965, she married Lyle Fahrni at the Little Brown Church in Iowa. They lived in or near …

WISCONSIN DELLS—Carol Heintz, age 56, of Wisconsin Dells, Wis., passed away on Friday, July 13, 2018.

SUN PRAIRIE—Thomas Robert Knorr, age 69, born on Oct. 15, 1948, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 16, 2018, at Agrace Hospice Center in Janesville. Tom was a lifelong resident of Sun Prairie and known to many as an avid sports fan and card player. Tom enjoyed coaching from the sidelines…

NORTH FREEDOM—Please note—It is a challenge to write an obituary for someone who was never inclined to be the center of attention.

LAKELAND, Fla.—Bernice G. Peterson of Lakeland, Fla., formerly of McFarland, Wis., passed away July 7, 2018. She was born in Wyalusing, Wis. to Lester and Martha Seely. She was married to Robert G. Peterson for 54 years.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

WINDSOR—Daniel Thomas “Dan” Adams, age 76, went to be with the Lord on July 14, 2018, after a long battle with cancer and heart disease. Dan was born on Jan. 15, 1942, to Tom and Mary (Reardon) Adams on the south side of Chicago, Ill. He grew up in Chicago, attending Leo High School and Loyo…

BLUE MOUNDS / MOUNT HOREB—Timothy A. Westbury, age 71, of Blue Mounds, Wis., died on Thursday, July 12, 2018, at home with family by his side. He was born Aug. 17, 1946, in Madison, Wis., to Eugene and Nathiel (Hughes) Westbury.

OREGON—Brian Michael White-Stout, age 33, passed away on June 29, 2018, at Agrace HospiceCare. He was born on April 7, 1985, in San Jose, Calif., the son of Cheryl and James Stout. On July 21, 2018, there will be a celebration of life at 11:30 a.m., at ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 625 E. Neth…

Saturday, July 14, 2018

EVANSVILLE—Anna Louise Wilson Anderson, 96, passed away at 12:25 a.m. on July 13, 2018, at her home within The Evansville Manor. Ann was born on Dec. 23, 1921, in Lake Mills, Wis., to John Wilson and Iva (Hopper) Wilson. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, William Wilson and …

MADISON—Nancy Y. Anderson, age 57, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Nancy was born on March 1, 1961, and was a longtime Monona resident. She graduated from Marshall High School in 1980, where she was awarded a certificate of achievement in recognition of attainments in Spe…

MADISON—Anthony “Tony” Benford, surrounded by family and friends left the party on July 8, 2018. Laverna and Charles Benford created Tony, on Sept. 11, 1962, in “Brewtown.” Tony grew up in “Fort,” and moved to “Madtown” in the 1980’s. His daughter, Sarina (son Jonah); brothers, Brian and Cha…

MADISON—Eugene F. Bennett, age 76, of Madison passed away on July 10, 2018, at St. Mary’s Hospital, after battling lung cancer. Gene was born on April 13, 1942, in Madison and attended Central High School. After high school Gene moved to New Orleans where he opened his first bar. He returned…

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