MADISON - Robert Andrew, Emeritus Professor of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, son of Harry R. Andrew, D.D.S. and Lu Howery Andrew, was born in 1916, at Platteville, Wis., and died Monday, Dec. 25, 2006, at home in Madison. He attended elementary and secondary schools and two years of college and was extremely grateful to his competent and dedicated teachers there. He received the B.A. degree with high honors in 1938, majoring in botany and the Ph.D. in agronomy and genetics in 1942 from the University of Wisconsin. During the war years he was a corn seed specialist with the Wisconsin Crop Improvement Association. He was a Fulbright Lecturer in the Netherlands in 1953 and 1954, a visiting professor with the Agency for International Development in Brazil in 1968 and a consultant with the World Bank Program in Indonesia in 1986 and 1987 and in the U.S.S.R. in 1988. During 1989 and 1990 he again was with the Agronomy Department on a part time basis. Professor Andrew's research has concerned the genetics and physiology of sweet corn quality, pest resistance and yield and cultural studies with both field and sweet corn. Through his genetic and environmental investigations he has contributed to a leading position nation-wide of Wisconsin in the production of sweet corn for processing and to the increased yield and quality of this crop. He supervised over fifty research programs for graduate students from diverse backgrounds who in turn have filled responsible positions in academia, government, and industry. He has published numerous referred scientific papers in professional journals. Additionally he has organized and taught courses in agronomy and crop ecology and been an advisor for undergraduate students. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi and other honorary and professional fraternities and is a Fellow of The American Society of Agronomy, of The Crop Science Society of America and of The American Association for The Advancement of Science. Robert Andrew was married to Nancy Wright of Madison in 1944. She died in 2004. This marriage is foremost among his numerous achievements. Robert and Nancy are the parents of five children, Stephen, Sarah, Martha, Charles and lovely Elizabeth, forever fifteen. Stephen and his wife, Chisato and their children, William, Edward and Shion live in Walnut Creek-San Francisco. Sarah and her husband, Theodore Wichmann and their children, Margarete and Johanna are in Cobden-Carbondale. Martha and her husband, Manuel Quintana and their children, Teo and Mariela are in New York City. Charles and his son, Wesley live in Naperville-Chicago with Charles' wife, Melanie and her daughters, Samantha and Kristen. A sister, Gwen Andrew, died in 2005. In recent years Mr. Andrew has been a participant in the Common Cause, The Madison Institute, the Rainbow Coalition, The Society for American-Soviet Friendship, The Progressive Round Table, The United Nations Association of Wisconsin and Friends of the Madison Public Library. He is a United Methodist and a Democrat. His successful children all have professional academic degrees and commensurate positions. He has enjoyed maintaining the wooded yard and garden of the yellow, green shuttered family home at 3809 Hillcrest Drive. Through the years his tax dollar, local, state, and federal, has been his best dollar. There will be no visitation and no service. Those who wish may contribute to the Elizabeth Andrew scholarship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Andrusz, Adeline H.
MADISON - Adeline H. Andrusz, age 75, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006, at University Hospital. She was born on Feb. 2, 1931, in Chicago, Ill., to Norbert and Helen Sharapata. Adeline married Casimir "Casey" Andrusz on Sept. 23, 1950, in Chicago. After many years as a homemaker, Adeline had a career in retail jewelry sales, which enhanced her strong interest in Native American art and crafts. Adeline had a lifelong love of dogs, gardening and enjoyed a variety of activities through the years. Traveling and seeing new things delighted her, as did treasure hunting at thrift stores. Her children remember her spending part of the 1970s enjoying bowling at Village Lanes, and enjoying sewing, knitting and other handcrafts. She was a great cook with a number of specialties, and she will be missed for her loving and caring nature. Adeline is survived by her husband, Casimir "Casey"; three children, Doris (Steve Sokolsky) Andrusz of Richmond, Calif., Steve (Joan) Andrusz of Madison, and Kathy (John Surrell) Andrusz of Stoughton; two grandchildren, Miranda and Jolie Andrusz; a sister, Lorraine Wapniarski of Roanoke, Va.; and other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held at ST. DENNIS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 505 Dempsey Road, Madison, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006, with Father Brian Wilk presiding.
Ballard, Nettie Jane
MADISON - Nettie Jane Ballard, nee Nettie Jane Befus (Korth), died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2006, at age 87. She was born April 30, 1919, in Middleton, attended school in Waterloo and Elkhart Lake. At an early age, Nettie started her musical career in school bands and glee clubs accompanying singing and instrumental pieces. She married Harvey Befus in 1940, who died in 1977. Nettie was employed 10 years at Carmen's Coat Store on the Square, and 39 years at Hopkins Agricultural Chemical Co., retiring in 1996. In 1999, Nettie married William C. Ballard of Sheboygan. Nettie had a great love for family, friends, her boxer dogs, playing cards and games. Survivors include two daughters, Sandie (Earl) Nahmens of Janesville, and Peggy (Lloyd) Hendrickson of Madison; five grandchildren, Teresa (Loren) Burkeland of Madison, Bradford Gest of Janesville, Monica Smith of Madison, Derek (Martha) Smith of Mazomanie, and Lance Hendrickson of Madison; and four great-grandchildren, Jennifer Blaser, Nettia Smith, Destiny Smith and Anthony Hendrickson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; her parents; and a sisters, Ann Dahl. Funeral services will be held at GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH, 5701 Raymond Road, at 11 a.m., on Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, with the Rev. Sheryl Erickson presiding. Burial at Highland Memory Gardens. Visitation at the church from 9:30 a.m. until time of service on Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church or Dane County Humane Society.
Blackburn, Archie W.
PLATTEVILLE - Archie W. Blackburn, age 92, of Platteville, died on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006, at Heartland Health Care Center, Platteville. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, at ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, Platteville. Monsignor Charles Schluter will officiate. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Platteville. Friends may call from 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006, at the MELBY-BENDORF FUNERAL HOME, Platteville, where there will be a Knights of Columbus Rosary at 4:30 p.m. Friends may also call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday at the church. Memorials may be made to the Archie W. Blackburn Memorial Fund. The Melby-Bendorf Funeral Home, Platteville, is serving the family.
MADISON - Eleaner L. Blakely, a longtime resident of Madison and the Village of Shorewood Hills, passed away at her home on Wednesday morning, Dec. 27, 2006. She will be buried after a short graveside service at the Randolph Cemetery in Randolph, Iowa, next to her husband Jim, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006. A memorial service will be planned for Bethany United Methodist Church in Madison at some point in the coming weeks, and a complete obituary will appear at that time.
Dodge, William H.
MADISON - William H. Dodge, loving father and grandfather, died on Monday, Dec. 25, 2006, at the Peter and Ellen Johnson Hospice Residence. He retained a clear mind and good humor throughout his final illness. Bill was born on May 20, 1926, in Newton, Mass., the fourth son of Ivanella and Ernest Dodge. He grew up in Portland, Maine and spoke with a Yankee accent for all his 80 years. He served overseas in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II, as did his brothers Dick, Bob and Jack. Bill attended Syracuse University on the GI Bill. He married Ruth Waterhouse, also from Maine, during their senior year, and they both graduated in 1949. He received a master's degree from Washington State University, and a Ph.D. in transportation economics from the University of Wisconsin in 1957. He held a joint appointment as assistant professor of business administration and research economist at the Institute of Transportation and Traffic Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley from 1957-1959. He then returned to Madison to teach transportation and public utilities at the UW Business School. He retired in 1990 after 26 years as full professor. Bill served as economic consultant to the Mayor of Madison and assisted in mediation during the transit strike in 1967-1968. He was awarded a Page One Citation by the Madison Newspaper Guild for his work. He served as secretary-treasurer, vice-chair, and chair of the Transportation and Public Utilities Group of the American Economic Association. In 1965, Bill traveled to Sierra Leone in West Africa, where he conducted highway feasibility studies under a USAID contract. A professional highlight for him was developing and teaching an Ibero-American interdepartmental field research seminar in Central America in 1968. From 1971-1973, he was advisor to the Ministry of Transportation and Communications for the Imperial Ethiopian Government in Addis Ababa, where he and Ruth reveled in their professional and personal adventures. Bill was a loving and devoted husband and father. He valued family time above all else, and during an era when many men were distant fathers, he had his greatest enjoyment in raising a family. He and Ruth provided their daughters with a fun-loving home and exposure to other cultures through travel and through their interesting friends. They took delight in having five grandchildren, whose dreams they encouraged with their generosity of all kinds. During their empty-nest and retirement years, Bill and Ruth traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and to Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Together, they enjoyed many interests, including a hobby farm, gardening, opera and volunteering. After Ruth's death in 2000, Bill continued to volunteer at the American Red Cross and Jewish Social Services. He enjoyed rewarding friendships with people he met through these activities and during his residence at the Hospice Center. Bill was known for his intelligence, wit, wide-ranging interests, and his ability to connect with people from diverse backgrounds. He is survived by his daughters, Nancy Dodge (David Watts) of Madison, and Susan Imhoff of St. Louis; his grandchildren, Laurel and Daniel Imhoff, and Kevin, Corey and Elizabeth Watts; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Ruth; and three brothers. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006, at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison. Friends may greet the family from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. The family would like to thank Dr. John Ewalt for his compassionate care and friendship to Bill and Ruth over the years. Memorials may be made to HospiceCare, Inc.
Finner-Remily, Elizabeth Irene
MADISON - Elizabeth Irene Finner-Remily, age 47, passed away unexpectedly at her parents' home on Monday, Dec. 25, 2006. She was born on Nov. 28, 1959, to Emil J. and Betty (Berger) Finner. Elizabeth spent her entire life in Madison and her greatest joys were her children Nicole "Co-leo", age 9 and Zachary "Zach-a-do", age 3. As an adult Elizabeth confirmed her faith and became a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church where she volunteered much of her time. Elizabeth is survived by her children; her parents; brothers, Eric and Scott; sisters, Barb (Scott) Boran and Lynn (Steve) Festge; nieces and nephews, Ashley and Travis Boran, and Jacob, Jena and Julia Festge; and many relatives and friends. Funeral services will be on Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, at 2 p.m. at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 6021 University Ave., Madison. There will be a visitation for family and close friends from 1 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.
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Flitsch, Marlene L.
BOSCOBEL - Marlene L. Flitsch, age 63, of Boscobel, died on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006, at Boscobel Area Health Care, following a year long battle with cancer. Services will be on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006, at 11 a.m., at TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH in Boscobel, with Pastor Jack Mielke officiating. Burial will be in the Boscobel Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call on Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the BEEMAN-PATCHAK FUNERAL HOME at 104 Fremont St. in Boscobel.
Foster, Albert Lawrence "Larry"
MILTON/ EDGERTON - Albert Lawrence "Larry" Foster, age 95, of Milton/ Edgerton, passed away from this earth on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2006, at Cedar Crest Nursing Home in Janesville. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, at 11 a.m. at the EHLERT FUNERAL HOME, Edgerton, with the Rev. Roy Poltrock officiating. Burial will be in the Fassett Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006, at the EHLERT FUNERAL HOME, (State Highway 51 S.) Edgerton, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the services. Masonic services will be held on Thursday evening at 7 p.m. at the funeral home by the Fulton Lodge No. 69.
Fuller, Thomas S.
MADISON - Thomas S. Fuller, age 81, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006. Arrangements are pending. A full obituary will follow.
Ganser, Charles "Jack"
JEFFERSON - Charles "Jack" Ganser, age 75, of Jefferson, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006, at Watertown Memorial Hospital. He was born on May 13, 1931, in Jefferson, son of the late Charles and Marion (Lenz) Ganser. He married Donna Gardner on May 7, 1960, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Charles served in the United States Air Force, and was a member of the American Legion Post Reinhardt-Windl post 164 in Jefferson for 53 years. He was employed at APV Crepaco in Lake Mills for 45 years, retiring in January 1994. He was also a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Donna of Jefferson; a daughter, Luann Ganser of Fort Atkinson; six sons, John (Laurie) of Johnson Creek, Paul (Lori) of Jefferson, David (Laura) of Jefferson, Roger (Dawn) of Jefferson, Chris (Denise) of Waterloo, and Harold (Bonnie) of Fort Atkinson; 12 grandchildren, Bryant, Beth, Misty, Michelle, Mindy, David Jr., Samantha, Justine, Paige, Matthew, Megan and Amy; a sister, Mary Ann Ganser of Jefferson; his father-in-law, Fay Gardner of Reedsburg; other relatives and friends. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006, at ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CATHOLIC CHURCH in Jefferson with the Rev. Thomas Coyle officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow in the Parish Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday evening, Dec. 29, 2006, from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the SCHNEIDER-MICHAELIS FUNERAL HOME in Jefferson. Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.
Griffith, Elma I.
MADISON - Elma I. Griffith, age 84, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2006, at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. Elma was born on Aug. 21, 1922, the daughter of William and Mary (Knight) Smith. Elma was a member of the St. Peter Catholic Church. She enjoyed playing bridge with her friends at the Cherokee Women's Group, the St. Peter Card Marathon Group and the Warner Park Community Center. Elma was also known as a scholar of the English language. She always knew the correct word to use. Most of all, Elma enjoyed spending time with her family. Survivors include her three children, Toni Vidulich of Madison, John (Alice) Griffith of Cleveland, Ohio, and Dan (Cindy) Griffith of Centerville, Ohio; a stepdaughter, Jeanne Rae (Art) Clonts of Texas and their children, Jenny and Julie; eight grandchildren, Christina (Doug) Beattie, Daniel Griffith, Jason (Erin) Griffith, Matt Vidulich, Laura Griffith, Brent Vidulich, Megan Vidulich and John Tyler Griffith; two great-grandchildren, Nick and Alice Beattie; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Fred Russell in 1944; a sister, Mamie Shank; a brother, William Smith; her second husband, John Griffith in 1990; and her son-in-law, Joe Vidulich in 2003. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. PETER CATHOLIC CHURCH, 5001 N. Sherman Ave., Madison on Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, at 11 a.m. A visitation will also be held at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Father Roger Nilles will celebrate. Burial will conclude at the Highland Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Foundation for Madison's Public Schools, 455 Science Drive, Suite 130, Madison, WI 53711; St. Peter Catholic Church, 5001 N. Sherman Ave., Madison, WI 53704; or a charity of your choice.
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Hazlett, Agnes Louise
BLACK EARTH - Agnes Louise Hazlett, age 79, died on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006. Arrangements are pending.
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Hooker, Lawrence R. "Larry"
REEDSBURG - Lawrence R. "Larry" Hooker, age 61, of Reedsburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006, at St. Clare Meadows Care Center in Baraboo. He was born on Aug. 24, 1945, in Reedsburg, the son of Raymond and Elva (Swetland) Hooker. On April 30, 1965, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth "Betty" A. Liegel. This marriage was blessed with two sons. Larry had been a Little League coach for many years. He enjoyed playing in a dart ball league, hunting, fishing and yard work. He also enjoyed and loved his grandchildren. Larry is survived by his wife, Betty of Reedsburg; sons, Brian (Ellen) Hooker of Waunakee, and Ryan Hooker and friend, Trish Jackson of Denver, Colo.; grandchildren, Cole, Luke, Reece, Kaden and Lindsey Hooker; sister, Joyce Berndt of Punta Gorda, Fla.; uncle, Ivan Hooker and friend, Emma Judd of Loganville; nieces, nephews, cousins, along with other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, LeRoy Hooker; granddaughter, Sydney Hooker; brother-in-law, Dale Liegel; and sister-in-law, Allene McCarville. Funeral services for Larry Hooker will be conducted at noon, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006, at the FARBER FUNERAL HOME in Reedsburg with Pastor David Farina officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. The Farber funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Klingenmeyer, Mildred G.
BARABOO - Mildred G. Klingenmeyer, age 83, of Baraboo, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006, at St. Clare Meadows Care Center. Millie was born on Sept. 4, 1923, in North Freedom, the daughter of the late Merton J. and Dorothy M. (Cheney) Lyon. She graduated from high school in North Freedom in 1942. Millie was united in marriage to Joe Klingenmeyer on June 25, 1943, in Baraboo. He preceded her in death on Feb. 24, 1985. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and cooking, but especially enjoyed spending time with her family. Millie was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Baraboo. She is survived by two daughters, Rita (Butch) Sherman of Baraboo, and Julie (Mike) LePage of Independence, Minn.; three grandchildren, Paula (Bill) Woodring of Waukesha, Ashley LePage and Joey LePage, both of Independence, Minn.; two great-grandchildren, Aidan and Megan Woodring, both of Waukesha; two step-grandchildren, Tami Tangney and Tiffani (Stacy) Gruber, both of Baraboo; four step-great-grandchildren, Genna and Lucas Tangney of Baraboo, and Jasmine and Jessica Gavin of Baraboo; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents and her husband, Millie was preceded in death by two sisters, Irene Lyon in infancy, and Ruby Curtis. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006, at ST. PAUL'S LUTHERAN CHURCH in Baraboo with Pastors Deb Ohrtman and Marcia Carrier officiating. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in North Freedom. Friends may call on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services, at the church. The Redlin Funeral Home in Baraboo is assisting with arrangements.
God saw she was getting tired And a cure was not to be. So He put His arms around her And whispered, come with Me. With tearful eyes we watched her suffer And saw her fade away. Although we loved her dearly, We could not make her stay. A golden heart stopped beating, Hard working hands to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best.
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Krause, Francis A. "Sam"
WATERLOO - Francis A. "Sam" Krause, age 91, of Waterloo, passed away on Monday, Dec. 25, 2006, at Marquardt Memorial Manor following a lingering illness. He was born on May 20, 1915, in Waterloo, the son of August and Anna (Glembo) Krause. Francis graduated from Waterloo High School in 1933, and later from the UW-Madison in accounting and was a tuba player in the marching band. Francis was president of F&M State Bank-Waterloo from 1972 until 1980. He was co-founder of Virchow, Krause & Co. in 1946. He married Dorothy Nachreiner on June 22, 1942. He is a veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Waterloo, he served on the church parish council and was an active member of the church. He was past member of the Waterloo School Board, member of the Knights of Columbus and American Legion Post No. 233, Waterloo. He is survived by three daughters, Charlene (Jose) Pinel of Costa Rica, Kathryn (Jaime) Krause-Perez of Brussels, Belgium, and Diane (Dennis) Moungey of Madison; a son, David Krause of Madison; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and also a nephew; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife in 1983; and two brothers. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 6, 2007, at ST. JOSEPH'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, Waterloo, with the Rev. Father Thomas Gillespie. Entombment will be in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Madison. Friends may call at ST. JOSEPH'S CATHOLIC CHURCH on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007, after 9:30 a.m. until the time of services. Pederson Funeral Home, Waterloo is serving the family
Maloney, Linda Mary
MADISON - Linda Mary Maloney passed away on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2006. She was a quilt maker for many years. Linda had a gift with fabrics, and was able to take small scraps of material and make them into beautiful quilts. She learned the craft from her grandmother. Linda was also very involved with the music scene in Madison for many years, writing music and cultural articles for local papers in the Madison area, namely The Isthmus. One of the highlights of her life was getting tickets to see Otis Redding for his Madison concert on Dec. 10, 1967. Linda attended Madison Central High School, graduating in 1969. She then went on to study journalism at Madison Area Technical College. Linda also embraced the Native American culture, and that became a large part of her life. Her native name was "Standing Woman that Sees Spirits", and she also served as a pipe carrier. Linda was also active in the local Native American community. She is survived by her daughter, Sara E. Linde of Seattle, Wash.; sisters, Susan A. Maloney of Exton, Pa., and Mary B. (Michael) Souza of East Windsor, N.J.; a brother, Steven R. (Diane) Maloney of Evansville; as well as many nieces and nephews. Linda is also survived by a special friend, Arthur Robert Longbohn of Madison. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert C. Maloney and mother, Margaret M. Maloney; and also her grandparents. Visitation will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, followed by a service of remembrance at 2 p.m. The family would like to thank the staff at HospiceCare Inc., the doctors and nurses at UW Hospital and the liver transplant team, her many Native friends who were with her to help with her departure from this earth to her new home, and also to Aunt Lonnie. Linda was loved, and will be missed by all.
McGargle, Ivan Joseph
GAYS MILLS - Ivan J. McGargle, age 87, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006, at the Golden Living Center, Muscoda. He was born near Rolling Ground, rural Crawford County, Wis., on Dec. 31, 1918, the son of John and Annie (McGinley) McGargle. He graduated from Gays Mills High School and farmed his whole life. Ivan is survived by seven nieces, Ann (Tom) O'Donnell of Madison, Jane (John) Biba of Muscoda, Jean (Ray) Ellenbolt of Plain, Virginia (Zeke)_ DeaRocher of Prairie du Chien, Margaret (Dale) Sorenson, Patricia (Fred) Goplin of Muscoda and Susan (Thomas) Porter of Spring Green; two nephews, Michael McGargle Elkins of Arkansas, and John Deakins of Phoenix, Ariz.; and by several great and great-great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by four brothers, John, Leo, William and Paul McGargle and an infant sister, Mary Jean McGargle. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006, at ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, Gays Mills. The Rev. Kurt Apfelbeck will officiate. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery, Gays Mills. Visitation will be at the church on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. The Dommersnaes Bertram Family Funeral Home, Gays Mills is assisting the family with arrangements.
DARLINGTON - Harley McGranahan, age 77, of Darlington, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2006, at Meriter Hospital in Madison. He was born on July 24, 1929, in Fayette Township in Lafayette County, the son of Dale and Mae (Helm) McGranahan. Harley graduated from Darlington High School in 1947. Harley was united in marriage to Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Larson on May 24, 1975, in Madison. Harley lived and farmed in Willow Springs Township for a number of years before becoming a courier for Purolater for many years and later for Merkl Korff Industries in Darlington until failing health forced him to retire in 2006. Harley was a member of V.F.W. Lafayette County Post No. 5268 of Darlington and Bates-O'Brien-Howe-Wiegel American Legion Post No. 214 of Darlington. Harley was an avid Packers and Badgers Fan. He also enjoyed playing pool with his wife. He is survived by his wife, Betty at home; his children, Robert McGranahan of Darlington, Ann (Joe) Veach of Spragueville, Iowa, Jerry (Peg) McGranahan of DeWitt, Iowa, Deanna (Jim) Lux of Peosta, Iowa, Lisa (Keith) Clausen of Sabula, Iowa, Patty (Ben) Keating of Maquoketa, Iowa, and Mike (Marlene) McGranahan of Maquoketa, Iowa; six stepchildren; 23 grandchildren; four great-grand children; eight step-grandchildren; and a brother, Daniel (Louise) McGranahan of Darlington. The McGranahan family is honoring Harley's wishes to have a private family Memorial Service. Military Rites will be accorded by Bates- O'Brien-Howe-Wiegel American Legion Post No. 214 of Darlington. The Erickson Funeral Home in Darlington is serving the family. The family would like to thank the entire seventh floor staff at Meriter Hospital for all of their compassionate care during such a difficult time.
Miller, Calvin Loys
RICHLAND CENTER - Calvin Loys Miller, age 81, of Richland County, died on Monday, Dec. 25, 2006, at Pine Valley Healthcare. He was born in Eagle township on May 15, 1925, the son of Carl and Victoria (Casey) Miller. He was united in marriage with Ruth Tracy on May 28, 1949, in Basswood, and she preceded him in death. He married Eloise (Laue) Groh on Feb. 21, 1981. Calvin served in the U.S. Army for two years. After training at Fitzsimmons Army Hospital, he spent time on the Hospital Ship Hope serving in the Pacific. He returned home to start his life time career of hauling milk. He became the first to haul bulk milk at the local plant and later at Wisconsin Dairies (Foremost). After selling his milk routes he enjoyed winter in Mesa, Ariz. Survivors include his wife, Eloise "Skip" Miller of Richland Center; three children, Gary (Lori) Miller of Ridgeway, Rhonda (Doug) Rohn of Madison, and Martha (Jeff) Morrissette of Poynette; three grandchildren, Taylor, Emily and Claire Rohn, all of Madison; his sisters, Berniece Zappone of Waterbury, Conn., and Winifred Dosch of Richland Center; brother, Theron Miller of Reedsburg; his sister-in-law, Merle Miller of Richland Center; other relatives and many friends. Calvin was further preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Merle, Lemuel and Arlie; and two sisters, Eleanor Dobbs and Carolyn Harness. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, at the PRATT MEMORIAL CHAPEL. Pastor Duane Thomas will officiate. Burial will be in the Basswood Cemetery, with military rites provided by the Local Veterans Military Memorial Honors Unit. Friends may call at the PRATT MEMORIAL CHAPEL on Friday morning from 9 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m. Online condolences may be made at prattfuneralservice.com. The Pratt Funeral Service is assisting the family with their arrangements.
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Moris, Leo J.
CUBA CITY - Leo J. Moris, age 85, of Cuba City, passed away on Monday, Dec. 25, 2006, at Southwest Health Center in Cuba City. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, at ST. ROSE CATHOLIC CHURCH, Cuba City. Father Dave Flanagan will officiate. Burial will be in St. Rose Church Cemetery. Military Rites will be accorded at the cemetery in Cuba City by V.F.W. Post No. 8318. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006 at HAUDENSHIELD FUNERAL HOME in Cuba City. Parish Wake Service will be at 4 p.m. on Thursday.
Price, Edith M.
WYOCENA - Edith M. Price, age 81, of Wyocena, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2006, at the Columbus Community Hospital. The former Edith M. Kerwin was married to John Price and lived in Wyocena. Edith was born Oct. 31, 1925, in Madison to Ethel and Joseph Kerwin. She attended Holy Redeemer Grade School and graduated from East High School in Madison, in 1945. Edith worked at Gisholt Machine Company along with her husband until Gisholt closed. They then both worked at Trumble Asphalt Company in Bedford Park, Ill., until retiring together in 1981. She is survived by her husband, John Price of Wyocena; brother, Wayne Kerwin (Jill); sister, Ruth Dunn (Gerald); several nieces, nephews; other relatives and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers. Funeral services for Edith Price were held on Tuesday evening, Dec. 26, 2006, at the Smith Funeral Home in Pardeeville. Father John Hedrick presided. Burial was at the Wyocena Cemetery on Wednesday morning. Visitation for Edith Price was held on Tuesday at the Smith Funeral Home in Pardeeville.
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Prindiville, James J.
OCONOMOWOC - James J. Prindiville, age 91, passed away Sunday, Dec. 24, 2006. He was born Dec. 30, 1914, in Madison, the son of Bernard and Agnes (nee Esser) Prindiville. After attending UW-Madison, he was married to Patricia Poundstone. She preceded him in death in 1993. Jim worked for Howard Hughes Aircraft in Culver City, Calif., from 1940-1946. He returned to Madison to spend 40 years in the automobile business. He is survived by his second wife, Dorothy Prindiville "Abney"; loving father of James, John and Charles (Cathy) Prindiville and Ann Todryk; and grandfather of Sheila (Gordon), Shamus (Denise), Matthew (Jessica), Luke (Amalia), Sarah (Vincent), Mario, Michelle, Ashley and Dustin. Further survived by extended daughter, Doreen (Dan) Schaetz; extended grandchildren, Cristine (Javier), Daniel (Trina) and Brian; also survived by nine great-grandchildren; four extended great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Sally (Jerry) Husak. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Patricia; sister, Ann; son-in-law, Bill Todryk; daughter-in-law, Rita Kuenzi-Prindiville; and grandson, John (Carrie) Todryk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, at 11 a.m. at ST. CATHERINE'S CHURCH, W359 N8512 Brown St., Oconomowoc. Visitation at the church Friday from 10 a.m. until time of Mass at 11 a.m. Interment, St. Catherine's Church Cemetery. Memorials for the church or AngelsGrace Hospice, W359 N7430 Brown St., Oconomowoc, WI 53066 would be appreciated. Serving the family, Harder Funeral Home of Brookfield, (262) 781-8350. Their website may be viewed at:
Rockwell, Hilda Mae
BLANCHARDVILLE/ BROOKLYN - Hilda Mae Rockwell, age 77, of Blanchardville (500 Railroad St., Village of Blanchardville, Lafayette Co.), formerly of Brooklyn, died on Tuesday morning, at her home in Blanchardville, surrounded by her family. She was born on March 28, 1929, in Viroqua to Carl and Ella (Ellefson) Hanson. She grew up and attended school in the Viroqua area. She was also baptized and confirmed in the Franklin Lutheran Church in Vernon County. Hilda was married on Oct. 3, 1947, to Orlan Adrian Olson. They lived and farmed in the Brooklyn area. Orlan died in 1956. She later married Lavern Keehn, and they lived and farmed in Brooklyn. She later married Gloydie "Rocky" Rockwell. He died on April 19, 1986. She moved to Blanchardville in 1990. She worked at the New Glarus Home, Wisco Industries in Oregon, and Caring Hearts and Generations In Care out of Darlington. Hilda loved fishing, gardening and rosebushes; caring for others, and polka and waltz music. Her family also loved her cooking, especially her Lefse. Hilda is survived by a very special friend and companion of 20 years, Lloyd Moen of Blanchardville; seven children, Orvin Olson of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., Terry Keehn of Beloit, Cheryl Way of Oregon, Kathy (Jeff Roberts) Keehn of Edgerton, Anna Mae (Paul) Edgington of Beetown, Gladys (Charlie) Woodward of Lancaster, and Paul (Lori) Rockwell of Stoughton; three sisters, Bernice (Knute) Johnson of Soldiers Grove, Elnora (Clayton) Jackson of Janesville, and Beatrice (David) Gratz of Reedstown; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Hilda was preceded in death by her parents; three husbands, Orlan Olson in 1956, Lavern Keehn and Gloydie "Rocky" Rockwell in 1986; three sons, Richard Olson in 1987, Charlie Rockwell in 1985 and her son Earl Rockwell in 1995; a grandson, John Voegeli; two daughters-in-law, Agnes Keehn and Sandy Olson; a brother, Carlyle Hanson; and a sister, Alice Revels. The family would like to thank the Lafayette County Hospice, Turville Bay Radiation, and Debra Krebs and the staff at the New Glarus Clinic for their compassionate care. A visitation for Hilda will be held on Saturday morning, Dec. 30, 2006, from 10 a.m. until noon at the SAETHER FUNERAL HOME in Blanchardville. Funeral services will be held following the visitation at noon on Saturday at the funeral home. The Rev. Mark Gruner of the Pecatonica Lutheran Parish will officiate. Burial will be in the Prairie Mound Cemetery in Oregon at 3:30 p.m.
MUSCODA - Henry Schneider, age 91, of Muscoda, died Monday, Dec. 25, 2006, at Golden Living Center Riverdale. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church at 11 a.m. with Pastor Mark R. Meier, Sr. officiating with burial to follow in the Muscoda Cemetery. Friends may call at the GODAGER FUNERAL HOME on Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., and again at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. The Godager Funeral Home of Muscoda is assisting the family with their arrangements. A full obituary will follow in the Sunday Wisconsin State Journal.
Schliesman, William F. "Willie"
POYNETTE - William F. "Willie" Schliesman, age 67, of Poynette, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006, surrounded by his family. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006, at 10:30 a.m. at ST. THOMAS THE APOSTLE CATHOLIC CHURCH in Poynette. Monsignor William DeBock and Father Raymond Dischler will be concelebrating. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery, with Poynette area veterans conducting graveside military honors. Family and friends may call on Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the PFLANZ MANTEY MENDRALA FUNERAL HOME in Poynette, and at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Willie was born to Norbert and DeVota (Knutson) Schliesman on Sept. 27, 1939, in Portage. At the early age of 1 1/2 he moved to Poynette, where he worked and lived until his death. He graduated from Poynette High School in 1957, and served in the Army from January 1959 through May 1962. He married the former Carol Hanson on April 20, 1963, and they shared 43 years together. Willie's greatest moments were spent with his grandchildren, time spent in northern Wisconsin, and yes, his "Good for you pontoon boat rides." Willie was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church his whole life, was a former member of the C. W. Henney Council No. 1637 of The Knights Of Columbus in Portage, was a volunteer for the Disabled American Veterans Transportation Program in Columbia County, and was past Commander of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 60. He worked for Poynette Hardware as a journeyman plumber for 14 years, and was in Maintenance/ Custodial Services for Poynette Schools until his medical disability dictated his retirement in 1995. His high school English teacher Helen Thomas wrote this poem for him and he mentioned it often: "My mother calls me William, my father calls me Bill, my friends all call me Willie and I guess they always Will." Willie is survived by his wife, Carol of Poynette; two children, a son, Jeff (Karen) of Hewitt and their children, Cale and Kelly, and a daughter, Teresa (Tim) Dolson of Lodi and their children, Cody, Harley Ann and Jeromey; special family members, John and Christine Rasmussen of Poynette and children, Skye, Hailey Jo and Noah. He is further survived by brothers, James (Charlene) Schliesman of Portage, and Earl (Nancy) Schliesman of Knoxville, Tenn.; sister-in-law, Sandy Schliesman of Menomonee Falls; brothers-in-law, Philip (Betty) Hanson, Allan (Dee) Hanson of Arlington, David (Sandy) Hanson of Rockford, Ill., Wayne (Meg) Hanson of Poynette; and sister-in-law, Mary Frame of Madison. Willie is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Norbie and DeVota; and his brother, Bob.
Schneeberger, Melody Lee
MADISON - Melody Lee Schneeberger, age 61, of Madison, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2006, at her home. She was born on Jan. 12, 1945, in Monroe, the daughter of Gerhardt and Leilah Wellenkotter. Melody attended the Woodford State Grade School in Woodford. She graduated with honors from Monroe High School, Monroe, in 1963, leaving with many great friends and memories. She enjoyed playing the tenor saxophone and continued after high school playing in the Monroe City Band. She also played recreational softball. In addition, she attended Green County Teachers College. In 1981, Melody organized a group of leaders and founded the Middleton Youth Basketball Program. She was employed by the University of Wisconsin and retired in 1994. After retirement, she dedicated her love, compassion and time to Catholic Charities in the Companion Care/Aging Services program. She was Volunteer of the Year for Catholic Charities in 1995 and featured in the Catholic Herald for work with Catholic Charities. Melody was a true advocate for those in need or disadvantaged. She was patient, kind, confident and competent while caring for her clients. She had insight into people's motives and was a savvy problem solver. Melody loved her job. She knew her clients couldn't wait to see her and she couldn't wait to see them. A client once said, "Melody is a kind, conscientious, caring human being and anyone she would come in contact with would feel the love she has for people of all ages.......being around Melody would make anyone feel better." Melody was an avid sports fan, especially when it came to her beloved Packers. She is survived by her sister, Janeen G. Meehan of Middleton; three sons, Brad (Dianne) of Harrisburg, Pa., Scott (Tammy) of Black Earth and Chad (Leslie) of Edgerton; seven grandchildren, Katherine, Anna, Evan, Marleigh, Aynslie, McKenna and soon to be, Aubrey Lee; four step-grandchildren, Brandon, Jessica, T.J. and Kyle; and one niece, Laura (Bill) Viney of Woodbridge, Va. and their two children, John and Elisabeth. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gay and Leilah Wellenkotter, and brother-in-law, Jack L. Meehan of Madison. A memorial service will be held at JOYCE-RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 5701 Odana Rd., Madison, at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, with Father Donald Murray officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Monroe. Visitation will be on Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Melody's name to Catholic Charities, Attention Companion Care/ Aging Services, 4905 Schofield St., Madison, WI 53704. "Above all, remember the fun and good times we had and love and cherish God your entire life. I have had a good life. Don't mourn too long. Take care of yourselves and my grandchildren. I love you!" "Where there is faith, there is love. Where there is love, there is peace. Where there is peace, there is GOD. Where there is GOD, there is no need."
Joyce-Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services 5701 Odana Road 608-274-1000 www.ryanfuneralservice.com
Siebarth, Lydia E.
DODGEVILLE/ NORA, ILL. - Lydia E. Siebarth, age 87, of Dodgeville, formerly of Nora, Ill., died on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006. Survivors include daughters, Marilyn (Al) Rogers and Beverly Wilhelm. For service information, please call Lulloff-Peterson-Houck Funeral Home (608) 935-3628.
Underwood, Barbara Scherbel
MADISON - Barbara Scherbel Underwood of Madison, died peacefully in her sleep on December 26, 2006, after ten years of managing breast cancer. She was a beloved grandmother, mother, wife and friend who genuinely loved being around people. Barb possessed the "happy gene" which had a positive effect on her relationships, work in communications and all her other challenges in life. Her passions included her family, downhill skiing, tennis, art history, traveling and UW football. She was also an avid political news junkie. Barb was born on October 7, 1945, to Dr. Arthur and Eleanore (Oyen) Scherbel in Madison, Wis. She grew up and attended schools in Cleveland, Ohio. She came back to school in Madison and graduated with a B.A. from the UW-Madison in 1968. She then moved to Wisconsin Rapids. In 1967, she married Nicholas Brazeau, from Wisconsin Rapids, and had two sons, Nicholas Jr. and William Arthur. Barb was active in community activities and served as president of the Wisconsin Rapids Riverview Hospital Auxiliary, marketing vice president of a nine-county Woodland Girl Scout Council, a member of Wisconsin Rapids Travel Class and PEO. She also completed all the graduate course work for a masters in Communications at UW-Stevens Point. Barb moved to Madison in 1987, and worked for 19 years as a communications manager for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. She called it her dream job. She married Steve Underwood, the love of her life, in 1994. Together they enjoyed traveling, UW sports and their family and friends. Barb served on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra for nine years, the Board of Directors of Historic Madison for three years and coordinator of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation's Second Harvest for five years. Barb was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church. Barb is survived by her husband, Steve; her mother, Eleanore Scherbel; her sons, Nicholas (Lisa) Brazeau Jr. and William Arthur Brazeau; her brothers, Paul (Lynn) Scherbel and Dean (Susi) Scherbel; her sister, Margaret Deutsch; her grandsons Bing, Christopher and Samuel; her granddaughters, Morgan and Mira; her stepdaughter, Erica (Doug) Slotkin; her stepson, Peter (Christy) Underwood; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. Memorial services will be held at BETHEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 312 Wisconsin Ave., Madison on Friday, January 5, 2007, at 3 p.m. followed by a reception at the Concourse Hotel. Friends are invited to attend to celebrate her life. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Bethel Lutheran's Food Pantry, Historic Madison Inc. and Wisconsin Rapids Riverview Hospital Auxiliary. Barb's family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Tom McFarland, Karen Husey Moore CNP, the nurses, lab staff and receptionists for all of their wonderful care and support during her illness.
Willis, Ralph F.
MADISON - Ralph F. Willis, age 53, passed away on Monday, Dec. 25, 2006. He was born on Sept. 18, 1953, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., the son of Dr. Norman and Marie Willis. Ralph was united in marriage to Elizabeth Duckett in Poplar Bluff, Mo., in 1978. He was a DNA analyst for the State Crime Lab, since 1992. Ralph was very health conscious, competed in numerous triathlons and the Boston Marathon. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; a son, Johnathan; a daughter, Alysia; two brothers, Norman (Laurie) and Chris (Gina); an aunt, Doris Gwens; and other relatives. Ralph was preceded in death by his parents. Friends and family may gather at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m., on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006.
Wipperfurth, Ronald K. "Ron"
REEDSBURG - Ronald K. "Ron" Wipperfurth, age 53, died unexpectedly on Monday, Dec. 25, 2006, at Reedsburg Area Medical Center. He was born on May 8, 1953, in Madison, the son of Paul L. and Betty (Solem) Wipperfurth. He is survived by three sons, Paul and Craig, both of Reedsburg, and Bryce of Marshfield; mother, Betty of Middleton; sisters and brothers, Denny (Jackie) of Middleton, Larry (Sue) of Belleville, Rick (Lori) of Sun Prairie, Deanna (Keith) Garland of Cottage Grove, Scott (Trisha) of Oregon, and Tami (Terry) Flock of Madison; and his dog, Bandit. He was preceded in death by his father; and his grandmothers, Lucy Solem and Marcella (Peter) Wipperfurth. A private service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, at the Mazomanie Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to a gathering, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Denny and Jackie Wipperfurth's home, 3608 Niebler Lane, Middleton. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are preferred.
Hooverson Funeral Home Mazomanie (608) 795-2344
Ziegler, Dean G.
WAUNAKEE/ DANE - Dean Ziegler, age 50, of Waunakee/ Dane, died suddenly on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006, at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. Dean was born on Sept. 19, 1956, to Joseph and Leona (Karls) Ziegler in Middleton. He married the former Debra Tveit and they recently celebrated their 25th anniversary. Dean was employed at Green Valley Disposal for the last 20 years. He enjoyed restoring cars, fishing and cutting wood. He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Debra; two daughters, Jessica (friend Adam Schneider) and Shania; a son, William (fiancee Betsy Boomsma); four sisters, Pat deBower (friend Larry Blazek), Marilyn Theis (friend Mike Marquardt), Kathy (Paul) Becker and Judi (Mike) Zadra; five brothers, Tom (Phyllis), Joe (Marilyn), Mike (Shari), Dan (Linda) and Mark (Melinda); his mother-in-law, Mabel Tveit; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Judy and Jim Burno, Verna and Jim Lapp, John and Mary Tveit, and Dawn and Joel Vanko; and many nieces and nephews. Dean was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother-in-law, Dave deBower. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006, at 11 a.m. at ST. JOHN'S CATHOLIC CHURCH in Waunakee. Monsignor James Gunn will officiate. Friends may call at the WINN FUNERAL HOME on Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friends may also call at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Burial will take place in Vienna Union Cemetery.
Winn Funeral Home 5785 Highway Q, Waunakee