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Saturday, February 23, 2019

MERRIMAC - Phyllis A. Mercurio, age 94, passed away at her home Feb. 16, 2019. She was born in Omaha, Neb., Sept. 20, 1924, to the late Rennold and Dorothy (Klein) Bourbeau. In 1928, the family moved to Grand Island, Neb., where Phyllis's father co-owned an electrical repair shop. She attend…

MADISON - Lorentz Preysz, age 64, died on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, at the UW Hospital in Madison from complications following a brief illness. He was born on Nov. 11, 1954, in Mullins, W.Va., the youngest son of Louis and Lucille Preysz. While still in grade school, his family moved to Madis…

MIDDLETON - Rose Ann M. "Rosie" Quinn, age 63, of Middleton, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, at UW Hospital in Madison. She was born on July 22, 1955, in Portage to Kent and Dolores (Kasubaski) Quinn. She graduated from Black Hawk High School in 1973, and went to college …

MADISON - Marie "Mary" Reinhardt, age 89, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, at the Oakwood Prairie Ridge Assisted Living Facility in Madison. Mary was born in Milwaukee to Sicilian immigrants Sebastiano Colla and Rosalia (Tarantino) on Oct. 17, 1929. Mary graduated from Milwaukee Linco…

DEFOREST / STOUGHTON - Edward Wesley "Eddie" Rowe, age 66, of DeForest, passed away on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, at his home. He was born on Oct. 20, 1952, in Stoughton, the son of Jerry and Arlene (Haynes) Rowe. Eddie graduated from Stoughton High School in 1971. He married Pam Lindsay in 2014.

LELAND - Ivan Richard Steckelberg Sr., age 96, passed away peacefully on Feb. 20, 2019. He was born Jan. 6, 1923, to the late Martin and Meta (Gade) Steckelberg. Ivan served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and was a member of American Legion Post No. 398 of Plain, Wis. He was united in…

MADISON / SHOREWOOD HILLS - W. Stuart Sykes, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, doctor, friend, pioneer, passed away in his Shorewood Hills home, surrounded by his loving family on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019.

MADISON - Carl Frederick Voelz, age 76, of Madison, passed away on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, at UW Hospital and Clinics. He was born on Sept. 4, 1942, in Milwaukee, the son of Carl and Dorothy (Berry) Voelz.

WAUNAKEE - Virginia Louise Williams, age 78, died on Feb. 22, 2019, at the Waunakee Manor Healthcare Center following a long battle with vascular dementia. She fought this debilitating disease with such grace, always. And for as long as she could, would still find humor in her every day and …

SUN PRAIRIE - Karen Violet Ziegler, age 78, of Sun Prairie, died peacefully in her sleep on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Born Karen Peterson to Clarence and Violet (Larson) Peterson on Oct. 17, 1940, she attended Washington School, Central High School and Madison East High School. She then worked …

Thursday, February 21, 2019

BARABOO—Helen A. (Moore) Allen, age 100 of Baraboo, died peacefully at Maplewood Nursing Home in Prairie du Sac, on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. She was born in Baraboo on Jan. 31, 1919, to Paul and Selma (Fingerhut) Moore. Helen recently celebrated her 100th birthday which was an important goal of hers.

FITCHBURG—Deanna J. Mueller, age 58, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, after a long illness. She was born on March 27, 1960, in Oshkosh, the daughter of Ralph and Geraldine (Zeller) Mueller.

FITCHBURG—Karl F. Willmann, traveler and photographer, age 91, completed his life’s journey on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in Fitchburg. He was born on May 15, 1927, in Chemnitz, Germany. In 1954, Karl decided to immigrate to Canada. In 1958, he entered the United States and in April of 1964, …

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

MADISON—Angela M. “Angie” Campbell, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, after a courageous 19-year battle with metastatic breast cancer.

MADISON—Joan Rae Pagel, age 66, of Madison, passed away on Feb. 18, 2019, at Agrace HospiceCare, after a brief but courageous battle. She was born on Dec. 11, 1952 in Madison, daughter of Clair “Skeeter” Flint and Margarite (Gilson) Flint. She married Patrick Pagel in 1979.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

FOND DU LAC—John E. Ahern Jr. passed away on Feb. 12, 2019. John was born on July 22, 1935 in Fond du Lac, to John E. Ahern and Kathleen (McIntosh) Ahern. John attended St. Joseph’s Elementary, St. Mary’s Springs High School and graduated from UW-Madison in 1957. He also earned Honorary Doct…

MADISON / SARASOTA, Fla.—Lou Berninger, 89 years young, died on Feb. 14, 2019, in Sarasota, Fla. He was the oldest of two sons born to Louis and Louise in the Bronx, N.Y. Lou graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelors and masters in horticulture. In between he served in the U.…

MADISON - Angela M. "Angie" Campbell, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, after a courageous 19-year battle with metastatic breast cancer.

BARABOO—David L. Deppe, age 80, of Baraboo passed away unexpectedly after a brief illness at home on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. David, son of Wilbur W. and Helen (Lewis) Deppe was born May 18, 1938 in Baraboo. He attended the Baraboo Schools and graduated with the class of 1957. David enlisted i…

MIDDLETON - Ronald R. "Ron" Fiedler took the highway to Heaven on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, at the age of 86, with his family by his side. He was born on Nov. 22, 1932, in Green Bay, the second son of Vere L. and Grace E. (Haase) Fiedler. Ron lived in Green Bay until the family moved to Madison…

SAUK CITY - Roman Henry Frey, age 86, passed away peacefully at Sauk Prairie Hospital on Feb. 18, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was born Mar. 25, 1932, to the late George and Anna (Lochner) Frey. Roman was a graduate of Sauk City High School, class of 1950. He was drafted into the U.S. …

MADISON - David J. Gartner, age 83, of Madison, died at his home on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, surrounded by his family following a brief illness. He was born on Aug. 12, 1935, in Sterling, Ill., the son of Jack and Elizabeth (Lease) Gartner. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving 20 years in…

PRAIRIE DU SAC - Hazel Marie Graf, age 98, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. She was born in Roanoke County, Va., on May 4, 1920, to the late John E. and Sarah F. (Parrish) Brubaker. Hazel graduated from Salem High School in 1937, and immediately started working in a factory t…

RIO—Jim Halpin, age 65 of rural Rio, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, at UW Hospital from lung cancer. Jim was born May 18, 1953, the second of eight children to Norman and Ann (Klaila) Halpin. He was raised on the Halpin family farm, originally purchased in 1849, becoming the fifth generation to…

LOGANVILLE - Lottie H. Heinz, age 89, formerly of Loganville, died on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, at Oakwood Health and Rehab in Madison. She was born on Aug. 26, 1929, in Dammer-Oschek, Germany, the daughter of Carl and Anna (Hoffmann) Bruckert. Lottie immigrated to the United States with her …

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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.