Baldukas, Penelopi "Penny"
RACINE/ MADISON - Penelopi "Penny" (nee Siouti) Baldukas, age 70, passed away peacefully, on Monday, Nov. 21, 2005, at her home in Madison. She was born in Amyntion, Greece on March 23, 1935, to Theodore and Evgenia (nee Satska) Sioutis. After moving to the United States, Penny received a Bachelor of Science Degree from SIU and continued on to receive a master's degree in math from Purdue University. On July 1, 1966, Penny was united in marriage to Theodore "Ted" Baldukas at the Greek Orthodox Church. Penny was an active member of Kimissis tis Theotokou Church and the ladies Philoptochos. She was a math teacher at J.I. Case High School, William Horlick High School and McKinley Middle School. Education and teaching were very important to Penny; she willingly tutored and shared her enthusiasm for learning. She and Ted loved to travel, especially back to Greece to visit family. Surviving are her husband, Ted; and their children, Dean (Kathleen) Baldukas of Stoughton and Nikki (Scott) Storck of Madison; five beloved grandchildren, Nicholas, Aidan and Theodore Baldukas, Calista and Elena Storck; two sisters, Maria Lambrides of Kavala, Greece and Fotini (Yiannis) Tsangas of Thessaloniki, Greece; two brothers-in-law, Yiannis Valavannis of Thessaloniki, Greece and John Baldukas of Racine; two sisters-in-law, Jane (Frank) Alioto and Leone Baldukas all of Racine. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends both in the United States and Greece. Penny was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Florika (Elias) Pappacostandinou and Evangelitsa Valavannis and brother-in-law, Mitsos Lambrides. Funeral services will be held at KIMISSIS TIS THEOTOKOU CHURCH, 1335 S. Green Bay Rd., Racine on Monday, Nov. 28, 2005, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. John Ketchum officiating. Entombment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. There will be a time to meet with family and friends at the HANSON FUNERAL HOME, 3014 Northwestern Ave., Racine on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Trisagion prayer service will be at 6 p.m. Memorials in Penny's memory to the Greek Church or to HospiceCare, 5395, E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI 53711 have been suggested. A special thank you to the nurses and staff of Hospice Care, Inc., the staff of "As You Wish", Angelus Retirement Community and the many family and friends for the kindness and grace they provided throughout Penny's illness.
Hanson Funeral Home 3014 Northwestern Ave. Racine, WI 53404 (262) 632-4479
Bronson, Barbara Mae (Schroeder)
BARABOO - Barbara Mae (Schroeder) Bronson, age 84, of Baraboo, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2005, at the Wisconsin Dells Health and Rehabilitation Center, recovering from a stroke suffered earlier in the month. Barbara was born on July 16, 1921, the daughter of Martin and Florence (Byer) Schroeder. After high school, she continued her education attending St. Teresa College in Winona, Minn., and La Crosse State Teachers College. Barbara moved to Sparta and then on to Beloit, to begin a 31 and a half year teaching career, during which she was once named Teacher of the Month. She met the man of her dreams, Harold Bronson, on VJ day in 1945, and was united in marriage with him on May 4, 1946, in Cashton. After retiring from teaching, they moved to Wisconsin Dells and later to Baraboo. She was choir director and organist for many years at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church in Wisconsin Dells, and most recently had begun to play the organ at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Baraboo. Barbara was active with various senior groups in Wisconsin Dells and Baraboo. She is survived by four sons, James, Richard, John and Douglas; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Richard and William. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Harold; her parents, Martin and Florence Schroeder; and her stepmother, Ethel Schroeder. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Baraboo, on Monday, Nov. 28, 2005, at 11 a.m. with Father Larry Bakke officiating. Visitation will be at church on Monday from 10 a.m. until time of Mass. Burial will take place in Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens Cemetery in South Beloit, Ill. on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005,
D8 at 11 a.m. Memorials if desired, may be given to St. Joseph Catholic Church building fund. The Rago-Baldwin Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Rago-Baldwin Funeral Home 520 East Street Baraboo (608) 356-4656
Capel-Dischler, Jil Ann
CROSS PLAINS - Jil Ann Capel-Dischler, age 47, passed away at home with her family on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2005. She was born on Dec. 16, 1957, in Madison, the daughter of Darlene (Buechner) and Terry Capel. At age 17, an accident left Jil in a wheelchair. After graduating from Middleton High School in 1976, she attended Stout University for social work. Jil was united in marriage to Mark Dischler on Dec. 16, 1989. She worked in the Madison area at Access to Independence and Community Living Alliance for over 25 years as a case worker. Jil was known by many as she traveled around Madison visiting her many consumers in their homes. She often took the extra step over the years welcoming her consumers into her home to give their caregivers a break, and showing her consumers that they could live life to the fullest despite their disabilities. Diagnosed in 1997 with cancer, she continued to work through her own health problems because she didn't want to leave the many people that had become her friends over the years. A friend to all, she finally had to leave the job and the people she loved to concentrate on her own battle. Still, many continued to call her for advice or just to talk. As hard as the last couple of years were for her, she would still be the first to lend a helping hand to anyone that needed it. Jil was determined to enjoy life through all adversity, many times traveling with her family and friends trying to keep up with her. In August 2005, she and her mother took a wonderful trip to California creating good memories for the both of them. A ready babysitter for her nieces, nephews and cousins, she created lasting memories for all. Jil leaves behind her husband, Mark; stepsons, Kyle (Min) and Kevin (Jesse); and their grandsons, Devin and Dameon; her mother, Darlene Capel; father, Terry (Arbutus) Capel; sisters, Joli (Don) Russell and their children, Hiland and Hattie, Janel (Mark) Kruchten and their children, Rochelle who is Jil's Goddaughter, Tony and Adam, Jaye (Jim) Gillett and their son Cory; her grandmother, Adeline Buechner; aunt, Holly Blankenheim and her son, Jake-Ryan (Missy) Blankenheim; uncle, Ray (Terry) Buechner and their children Shauna and Lindsey; and extended family and friends. She is further survived by her mother-in-law, Carrie Dischler; two sisters-in-law, Carol (Pat) Kieser and Sally Dischler; and two brothers-in-law, Dennis (Paula) Dischler and Carl (Jill) Dischler. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Isadore Buechner in 1998; her father-in-law, Paul Dischler; and a brother-in-law, Bob Dischler. A special thank you to friends, Rita Acker for her loving care and Kathy Schroeder for being her life long friend. Also her constant companions, her dogs, Gretchen, Jada and Cassie. Funeral services will be held at ST. MARTIN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2417 Church St., Cross Plains, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, with the Rev. Peter Jonas presiding. Burial will be in Valley Home Cemetery. Family and friends may call at ST. MARTIN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, 2005. Friends may also call on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.
Grandpa and his little Smokey will be together again and we're sure they're getting into mischief. Jilly Billy, we love you and miss you, a huge light has gone out in our lives, until we meet again.
Gunderson Cross Plains Funeral & Cremation Centers 2421 Church Street (608) 798-3141 www.gundersonfh.com
Barto, Arthur A.
MAZOMANIE - Arthur A. Barto, age 77, of rural Mazomanie, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005. He was born on June 14, 1928, in Mazomanie township, the son of the late Albert and Regina (Roehrick) Barto. Art is survived by friends and distant relatives. A visitation will be held at HOOVERSON FUNERAL HOME, Sauk City, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, 2005. Burial will follow in Cassel Prairie Cemetery, Troy Township.
Hooverson Funeral Home Sauk City (608) 643-6430
Chryst, Mildred Mary Esser (Mrs. R. Curtis Chryst)
MADISON - Mildred Chryst, age 95, of Madison, died on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, at the Saint Marys Care Center in Madison. She was born April 28, 1910, in Janesville, and was the third daughter of George H. and Anna Mary Faust Esser. She married Richard Curtis Chryst on June 9, 1934. Mildred graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1931. She taught at Sauk City High School from 1931 to 1934. She has been a Madison resident for 66 years. She was active with the United Cerebral Palsy Association for many years, and managed the United Cerebral Palsy Homecrafters Shop for 17 years. Mildred was also an active member of Blessed Sacrament Parish, having served as president of the Rosary Altar Society and president of the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine. She also served as a Girl Scout leader. Mildred was an enthusiastic sports fan and attended as many games as possible. She is survived by three daughters, Jean of Madison, Barbara of Bloomfield, N.J., and Margaret (Richard) Bosold of Huntley, Ill. She is also survived by daughter-in-law, Patricia Putnam Chryst; and eight grandchildren, Richard (Laura) Chryst, George (Shelley) Chryst, Mary Catherine "Cathy" (Robert) Greco, Paul J. (Robin) Chryst, Mary Ellen "Dolly" (David) Strauser, Daniel (Jennifer) Bosold, Julie (Joseph) Petryniec and Katie (Harper) Chaffee. Other survivors include her nephew, Tom (Mardel) Wien; and her niece, Janet (Neil) Giffey. Mildred also had 22 great-grandchildren, Chaeli, Chelsea, Joe, Matt, David, John, Blake, Jack, Ben, Keller, Gillian, Jackson, Katy, JoJo, Danny, Richard, Tommy, Jordan, Joey, Jenna, Ellie and Maggie. She was preceded in death by her husband, R. Curtis Chryst, on Dec. 9, 1980; her son, George H. Chryst, on Dec. 3, 1992; her father on Feb. 22, 1942; her mother on Sept. 28, 1963; her sister, Adele, on July 4, 1927; and her sister, Anita Wien, on April 25, 1959. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at BLESSED SACRAMENT Church, 2131 Rowley Ave., Madison, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005. The Rev. Edward Heavey, S.J. will be the celebrant with the Rev. Patrick Norris, O.P., Pastor of Blessed Sacrament Church, as concelebrant. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may call at the JOYCE-RYAN FUNERAL HOME at 5701 Odana Road, Madison, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, 2005, and from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Tuesday at BLESSED SACRAMENT CHURCH. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Apostolate to the Handicapped, Edgewood High School, or the Wisconsin Football Foundation's George H. Chryst Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Joyce-Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Service 5701 Odana Road (608) 274-1000 www.ryanfuneralservice.com
Gaukel, Howard J.
MADISON - Great-grandfather, grandfather, father and husband, Howard J. Gaukel, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, at St. Marys Hospital. Howard lived his 90 years believing most in family, whether it was helping his own family, every day, in thousands of ways; or the thousands of families he gave a helping hand to as president of the Madison Post Office Credit Union. Howard served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and landed with the second wave in Normandy on D-Day, setting up postal communications so soldiers could continue receiving mail from home. His own letters home to his family were poetic and full of heart. Howard will always be with his wife of 66 years, Gladys (Gruenenwald) Gaukel; son, John (Fay) Gaukel; daughters, Judy (Jeff) Kaplan and Candice (John) Andrews; grandchildren, Jay (Karen) Fleury, Eric (Phyllis) Gaukel, Julie (Jerry) George, and Shane and Travis Andrews; and great-grandchildren, Jake George and Nicole Hildebrandt. His daughter, Cheryl (James) Fleury preceded him in death, in 1978. Funeral services were held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, on Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, with Monsignor Michael Hippee presiding. Burial was at Highland Memory Gardens, with military rites conducted by Madison Veterans Firing Squad. Visitation was held at the funeral home on Friday.
Dad, we'll always be looking for some new card players to join you in a game. "Perhaps the chasm between life and death isn't large. Maybe it's just a little bridge across a small river."
MADISON - A memorial service in memory of our mother, Mae Hara, who passed away on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005, will be held on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2005, at 2 p.m., at the FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 203 Wisconsin Ave., Madison. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that gifts in memory of our mother be sent to the church.
Hellenbrand, Dale R.
LODI - Dale R. Hellenbrand, age 48, passed away on Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, after a brief struggle with cancer. He was born on July 9, 1957, the son of Alfred and Marian (Brisky) Hellenbrand. Dale was an avid fisherman who loved the outdoors and he liked to renovate cars and engines. He worked at the Lodi Canning Co. and he really enjoyed working at Brian Lane Construction. He is survived by his sisters and brothers, Pam (Doug) Peterson of Oregon, Pat (John) McCluskey of Palm City, Fla., Darell (fiancee, Cathy) Hellenbrand of the town of Arena and Dennis (Cathy) Hellenbrand of Lodi; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, David Hellenbrand. Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, at the HAMRE FUNERAL HOME, Lodi, with Monsignor Daniel T. Ganshert officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until the time of services. Dale was a practical joker to his family and friends. He had an independent spirit of which he kept until his end.
Hamre Funeral Home Lodi (608) 592-3201
MADISON - Donna Henderson, age 44, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005. There will be a memorial visitation for family and friends on Tuesday Nov. 29, 2005, from 11 a.m. until noon at CRESS FUNERAL SERVICE, 6021 University Ave. Madison.
Hoover, Chris Charles
STOUGHTON - Chris Charles Hoover, age 51, of Stoughton, passed away quietly in his sleep on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, after a courageous battle with cancer. Chris is survived by his wife, Debra of Stoughton; his sons, Matthew of Green Bay and Brett of Stoughton; his father, Tom Hoover, Sr. and stepmother, Ann Hoover of Madison; and his siblings, Tom (Dorothy) Hoover of Madison, Ruth (Dean) Werner of Seattle, Wash. and James Hoover of Madison. He was preceded in death by his mother, Viola Hoover. Chris was dearly loved by all and will be sorely missed.
Kemmerer, Elizabeth C. "Betty"
MADISON/ BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Elizabeth "Betty" Kemmerer, age 94, passed away in her sleep Friday, Nov. 18, 2005. She was born Aug. 18, 1911, in Buffalo, N.Y., the daughter of Benjamin and Clara (Koch) Felsberg. She is survived by her son, Joseph T. Kemmerer Jr.; two granddaughters, Carol and Kathryn Kemmerer; two great-grandsons, Jake and Jarett Kemmerer-Engeseth; and many, many cherished friends. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday Nov. 29, 2005, at 2 p.m. at RESURRECTION CHAPEL, OAKWOOD VILLAGE WEST, 6201 Mineral Point Road, Madison with the Rev. Byron Bunge officiating. The family would like to extend their heart felt thanks to the wonderful staff at Oakwood Hebron Oaks, 3rd floor, for the tremendous and loving care they provided Betty for many years.
Klamer, David Lee
LODI - David Lee Klamer, age 56 of rural Lodi, died on Friday, November 25, 2005 following an automobile accident. He was born in Des Plains, IL on April 23, 1949, the son of Jacob and Edith (Herchenbach) Klamer. David was formerly employed by CUNA and WPS Companies and was currently working with Senior Care. He enjoyed boating on Lake Wisconsin. He is survived by a son, David Klamer of Sauk City; a daughter, Amy Klamer of Sauk City; his parents, Jacob and Edith Klamer of Lodi; two brothers, James (Janet) and Donald (Christine) Klamer, both of Lodi; a sister, Kathryn Hennek of Lodi; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. ALOYSIUS CATHOLIC CHURCH, Sauk City, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, with Father Kevin D. Holmes officiating. Burial will follow in Garden Bluff Cemetery, Westpoint Township. Friends may call at the church on Tuesday, one hour prior to the Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are preferred.
Hooverson Funeral Home Sauk City (608) 643-6430<</p>
MADISON - Stephen Kreunen, age 67, of Madison, passed away on Friday, Oct. 21, 2005. A memorial service will be held at the GUNDERSON WEST FUNERAL HOME, 7435 University Ave. (near Parmenter St.), Middleton, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society of Dane County, 8317 Elderberry Road, Madison, WI 53711 and HospiceCare Inc. Foundation, 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI 53711.
Gunderson West Funeral & Cremation Centers 7435 University Ave. (608) 831-6761 www.gundersonfh.com
Kvammen, Arthur M.
MADISON - Arthur M. Kvammen, age 81, died on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005, at the Veteran's Hospital, Tomah. He was born on Feb. 14, 1924, in Westport, to Lyder and Bertha (Strand) Kvammen. Arthur graduated from Madison East High School in 1943, where he lettered in football and basketball. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on June 19, 1943 and served until March 9, 1946. Arthur then attended Milwaukee School of Engineering, where he received a degree in refrigeration. He worked for A & P in Detroit, Mich., until he was recalled by the Navy on Nov. 29, 1950 and served in submarines until Oct. 31, 1951, when he received a medical discharge. Arthur received an American Area Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific One Star. He is survived by a brother, Norman (Lois) Kvammen of Madison; nephews, Kenneth (Sue Teller) Kvammen of Waunakee, Steven (Sherry Gunderson) Kvammen of Madison, and Gary Kvammen of Oregon; nieces, Lea Ann (Randy) Heacox of Evansville and Donna (John) Fosler of Oregon; sister-in-law, Norraine Kvammen of Oregon; five great-nephews; and four great-nieces. Arthur was preceded in death by his parents, Lyder and Bertha; a brother, Leonard; and nephew, Leonard Jr. Funeral services will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, with the Rev. Julie Overman presiding. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 6 p.m. until the time of the service on Tuesday.
Larson, Donald E.
EVANSVILLE - Donald E. Larson, age 78, of Evansville, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, at St. Marys Hospital, Madison, following a brief illness. He was born on July 22, 1927, in Wonewoc, to Leo and Bernice (Berndt) Larson. He moved to Magnolia in 1943. Don married Virginia Willing on Feb. 14, 1948, at Orfordville Lutheran Church. They farmed in several locations in the Evansville area until 1957, when they purchased the current farm, which is now "Larson Acres." They enjoyed traveling to several countries including Australia, China, Germany, South Africa, and Israel. They went on many cruises, including the Canary Islands, Panama Canal and the Mediterranean. Don served on the boards of Union Mutual Insurance and the Evansville Manor. He enjoyed playing cards and having breakfast with his friends. He was proud of his family and the farm. The family will miss his traditional French toast on Christmas mornings. Don is survived by his wife, Virginia; two daughters, Kathy (James) Brandenburg of Elkhorn and Lori (Daniel) Koch of Lakeville, Minn.; three sons, Donald (Joanne), Ed (Barb) and Michael (Pat Arnold, fiancee) all of Evansville; two sisters, Donna Kitelinger of Orfordville and Dorie (Doug) Happe of New Brighton, Minn.; 13 grandchildren, Adam and Joe Brandenburg, Jenny Hoke, Sheri Eakins, Rob Larson, Sandy Trustem, Jamie and Mark Larson, Danielle, Ashley and Lindsey Koch and Melissa and Chelsey Larson; seven great-grandchildren; three nephews; and a niece. His son, Ricky, preceded him in death. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, at 11 a.m. at ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, Evansville, with the Rev. Brad Pohlman officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Hill Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday, Nov. 28, 2005, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at WARD FUNERAL HOME, Evansville. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and St. John's Lutheran Church.
He was bound to the land from the day of his birth, His roots anchored deep in the fertile earth.
Maerz, JoAnne "Anna"
STOUGHTON - JoAnne "Anna" Maerz, age 55, passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, at home. She was born on June 23, 1950, the seventh child of Herman and Inez Brown. Anna was employed by Quality Cleaners, General Casualty, and most recently, Wal-Mart in Stoughton. She enjoyed working on crafts and made many hats, scarves, etc. for cancer patients. Anna loved to gamble and enjoyed all her trips to Las Vegas with her cousin, Rose Brown, and the foursome trips she and Mike, and Sharon and Jim Knapp took. Her special trip to Las Vegas included her daughter, Brenda, when Anna and Mike were married on March 7, 2000. Anna is survived by her husband, Michael Maerz; son, Scott Owen; daughter, Brenda (Roger Krueger) Owen; grandchildren, Alyssa Clayton, Blade and Nicholas Krueger, and Brandon Owen; her mother, Inez Brown; stepchildren, Steven, Michael and Ryan Maerz and Tonya Cooper; step-grandchildren, Zachery and Benjamin Maerz and Anthony and Paul Cooper; siblings, Judy (Vern) Arzt, Dorothy (Jim) Wahner, Jerry Brown, Barbara Nelson, Sharon (Jim) Knapp, Joe (Sally) Brown, and Jimmy (Beth) Brown; brothers-in-law, Cliff (Patty), Ron (JoAnne), Dennis (Sue), Art (Connie), Joe (Lanny Sue) and Leon (Bobbie Miller) Maerz; and sisters-in-law, Diane Badalich, Lois (Don Freeman) Robinson, Sandra (Gerald) Graffin, Sue (Fred) Clark, Barb (David) Nennig, Carol (Tom) Murray, and Mary Jo (David) Seiter. She was preceded in death by her father, Herman Brown; sister, Betty Reed; special cousin and friend, Rose Brown; and brother-in-law, Wayne Maerz. Funeral services will be held at GUNDERSON STOUGHTON FUNERAL HOME, Highway 51 North at Jackson St., Stoughton, at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, 2005. Burial will be at Graves Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005. Anna was a most loving grandmother, mother, sister, wife, and friend to all.
"Whenever you are frightened by the unknown, remember I, too, am afraid. Whenever you feel alone in your thoughts, searching for meaning, know that I am searching also."
Gunderson Stoughton Funeral & Cremation Centers Hwy 51 North at Jackson St. (608) 873-4590 www.gundersonfh.com
Malisch, June D.
LODI - June D. Malisch, age 79, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2005, surrounded by her family, after a brief illness. She was born on Feb. 16, 1926, the daughter of the late Frederic and Dorothy (Steele) Manzow. On Nov. 7, 1953, she was united in marriage to Russell Malisch and he preceded her in death on Sept. 6, 1980. June was a cook in area restaurants for 30 years and was remembered by most people for her years of cooking at the Bridge Supper Club. She loved sewing, visiting with people, driving and her puppies. She is survived by seven children, Sam (Zandee) Griffiths, Doug (Joanne) Malisch, Sandy (Greg) Belgum, Terri Paskey, Russ (Sue) Malisch, Patty Seiler and Randy Malisch; the family's adopted child, Linda (Rick) Jacobson; 17 grandchildren; and 39 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Russell, she was preceded in death by her son, Bill Griffiths. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, 2005, at the HAMRE FUNERAL HOME, Lodi, with the Rev. Scott Walters officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the time of services. Interment will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005.
Hamre Funeral Home Lodi (608) 592-3201
Masche, Roger G.
LAKE MILLS - Roger G. Masche, age 84, of Lake Mills, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2005, with family by his side. He was born on June 13, 1921, in the Town of Blooming Grove, Dane County, a son of the late Herbert and Ida (Lange) Masche. Roger was a Lake Mills area resident his whole life, being employed as a caterpillar equipment operator for Masche Inc. and later ABI Inc. until his retirement. He was a member of the Lake Mills Moravian Church. Survivors include a sister, Lorraine (Irvin) Renz of Lake Mills; a brother, Ralph (Marie) of Columbus; two sisters-in-law, Hazel Masche of Jefferson and Myrtle Masche of Lake Mills; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was also preceded in death by his step-mother, Mary; two sisters, Ruth (Albert) Mundt and Lillian (Marvin) Froemming; and two brothers, Harold and Lawrence. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Nov. 28, 2005, at 11 a.m. at the LAKE MILLS MORAVIAN CHURCH with the Rev. Beth Rohn officiating. Burial will be in the Rock Lake Cemetery. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. on Monday at the church until the time of service. If desired, memorials may be made to Rainbow Hospice Inc., or to the Lake Mills Moravian Church Sunday School. The Claussen Funeral Home is assisting the family.
MADISON - Ricardo Meyo-Ocelotl, age 17, of Madison, died unexpectedly on Monday, Nov. 21, 2005, at University Hospital as a result of a car accident. Services will be held at the ALL FAITHS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 4058 Lien Road, Madison on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. A prayer service will begin at 5 p.m. with Father Michael Moon officiating.
Misky, Pauline M.
MOUNT HOREB - Pauline M. Misky, age 65, of Mount Horeb, died on Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, at St. Marys Hospital in Madison, after a near two year courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born on Oct. 31, 1940, at the family farmhouse near Cuba City, the daughter of Alfred and Catherine Klein. She married Charles R. Misky on Aug. 17, 1963, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Platteville. Pauline graduated from Cuba City High School and from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville with a major in elementary education and a minor in piano. She taught in Wauwatosa and Cudahy elementary schools early in her professional career before raising her family. Upon resuming her career, she worked for 16 years in customer service at the State Bank of Mount Horeb (Amcore Bank). Among the activities she was most proud of, and accomplished at, was teaching piano to young students. She was an active member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church and served on the Parish Finance Committee for many years until her death. She played piano for Rural Respite and at Girlie's Manor. She delivered Meals on Wheels for a number of years and is a life member of the Community Foundation. Pauline was a regular in the Tuesday Morning Ladies' Golf League and in the Wednesday Night Couples' League. Early in her Mount Horeb years, she bowled in both ladies' and couples' leagues. She enjoyed meeting friends for Saturday morning coffee and recently wrote a journal entry to her daughter where she indicated one of her fondest memories was the many years that the family spent a week together in northern Wisconsin; the last of these came this year in early September. Pauline is survived by her husband, Chuck of Mount Horeb; three sons, Steve (Emily) Misky of Cuba City, Greg (Caren) Misky of Denver, Colo. and David (Lisa) Misky of Milwaukee; a daughter, Anne Misky of Madison; and five grandchildren, Jaime, Elizabeth, Anna, Jack and her newest six-week old, Ava Pauline. She is also survived by her mother-in-law, Mary Misky of Platteville; her brothers, Alan (Mary) Klein of Platteville, Richard (Sara) Klein of Dickeyville and Ron (Shirley) Klein of Albany; her sisters, Jean (Dennis) Albrecht of Hartford, Joan (her friend, Nancy Wilsman) Klein of Sun Prairie, Virginia (Rick) Nodolf of Madison and Ann (Jack) Meyer of Dubuque, Iowa; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, at ST. IGNATIUS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 109 S. 6th St., Mount Horeb, with Father Rick Heilman officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, 2005, at ST. IGNATIUS CATHOLIC CHURCH and again at the church from 9:30 a.m. until 10:20 a.m. prior to the service on Tuesday. A Pauline Misky Memorial Fund will be established. The family would like to extend its appreciation to members of the Oncology Staff at the Dean Clinic, Dr. Charles Diggs, Nettie, Pam, Ronnie, and Laura, and all the others who gave Pauline encouragement, love, and support throughout her illness. The Ellestad Funeral Home, 500 N. 8th St., Mount Horeb, is serving the family.
(608) 437-5077 www.ellestadfuneralhome.com
Nelson, Royal Arlyn "Gubie"
DEERFIELD - Royal Arlyn "Gubie" Nelson, age 74, of Deerfield, died on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2005, at Stoughton Hospital, following a long illness. Royal, the youngest of Helga and Albert Nelson's nine children, was born at home in Deerfield, on Jan. 3, 1931, and lived there his entire life. He attended Deerfield High School and served with the U.S. Army in Korea. Royal worked for the Deerfield Creamery for many years and farmed the Deerfield homestead. He was a lifelong member of Deerfield Lutheran Church. Gubie, as he was affectionately known, had a very generous nature and loved treating his many nieces and nephews. He also loved the Packers, gardening, and his greatest love was for animals, especially Mitzi and Pumpkin. He is survived by his sister, Claris Swenby of Deerfield; sisters-in-law, Rosemary Nelson of Las Vegas, Nev., Helen Nelson and Arlene Nelson of Cottage Grove and Nelda Nelson of Phoenix, Ariz.; a brother-in-law, George Staff of Edgerton; 21 nieces and nephews, including his very special nephew and caregiver, Ronald Thronson; and special friends, Roger Engelstad and Arnold Dahl. In addition to his parents; he was preceded in death by his sisters, Vivian Thronson, Lorraine Staff, Elayne Krogan; and brothers, Glen, Eugene, Lowell and Everett Nelson. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, Nov. 28, 2005, at 2 p.m. at DEERFIELD LUTHERAN CHURCH, 206 S. Main St., Deerfield, with the Rev. Larry Sexe officiating. Interment will follow at Deerfield Lutheran Cemetery. A visitation will be held at OLSON-HOLZHUTER-CRESS FUNERAL HOME in Deerfield, on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005, from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. and again at church on Monday from 1 p.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Deerfield Lutheran Church or to Janesville Hospice Care Inc.
Olson-Holzhuter-Cress 201 Bue St. Deerfield (608) 764-5369 www.cressfuneralservice.com
Novy, Martin F.
HILLSBORO - Martin F. Novy, age 77, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, at the St. Joseph's Community Health Services in Hillsboro, following a short battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born on Feb. 18, 1928, in the Hillsboro Township, Vernon County, to Stanley and Ludmila (Rott) Novy. Martin graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1946 and assumed ownership of the family dairy farm, which he operated until 1993. He was an active member of the National Farmer's Organization. He married Rachel Hart on Sept. 10, 1953, in Hillsboro. Martin played tenor saxophone and sang in Czech and English with the Bohemian Band, Hal White and the Polkateers, the Woodruffs, the She and He Haugh Band, and a trio with Ralph Roberts and Francis Dedrick. Martin belonged to Hillsboro Masonic Lodge 255 and the Madison Consistory, the Lions Club and Cesky Den. Fishing, hunting, music and bowling were activities he enjoyed with his good friends. He is survived by his wife, Rachel; two sons, Ralph Novy of Milwaukee and Matthew (Nanci) Novy of Hillsboro; a daughter, Jane (William) Byrne of Somerset; four grandchildren, Sara (Bret) Severson, Vanessa (Nate) Stowell, Mark Novy and Lyle Novy; step grandchildren, Theodore Williams, Bret Severson, Brook Severson, Brea Behn; step great-grandchildren, Haili Kehoe and Matti Severson; sisters, Josephine Pacl of Edgerton, Olive Collins of West De Pere and Karen (Ron) Greene of Edgerton; a brother, Dean Novy of Santa Cruz, Calif.; and nieces and nephews, Stuart Pacl, Penne Devery, Lorena Ver Boort, Randy Brown, Rachelle Brown, Scott Greene, Colin Greene, Kathryn Aloia and Lisa Richardson. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Irene Brown; brothers-in-law, Stanley Brown and Ed Collins; nephew, Daniel Brown; and step grandson, Brad Crouse. Memorial funeral services with Masonic Rites will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005, at 11 a.m. at the PICHA FUNERAL HOME in Hillsboro. Friends
may call during a time of visitation on Friday, Dec. 2, 2005, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The family would like to express sincere appreciation to the staff of St. Joseph's Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home and Hospice for the excellent care and loving kindness shown to Martin during his illness. For online information go to pichafuneralhomes.com.
Peterson, Janice K.
MADISON - Janice K. Peterson, age 59, died on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2005, in her home. She was born on Oct. 15, 1946, in Janesville, the daughter of Lloyd and Ruth (Legried) Richter. Janice had been employed by Family Dairies USA in Madison, for the past 10 years. She was known for her love of animals. Survivors include a daughter, Julie Peterson of Madison; a son, Daniel Peterson of Cottage Grove; her mother, Ruth Richter of Madison; and her aunt and uncle, David and Burnette Olson and their children Gloria and Ann. She was preceded in death by her father; and her sister, LaVon Lockwood.
Cress Funeral & Cremation Service 3325 E. Washington Ave. (608) 249-6666 www.cressfuneralservice.com
Pettis, Joan R.
AURORA, ILL. - Joan R. Pettis, age 72, of Aurora, Ill., died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2005, at Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora. She was born March 5, 1933, in Fairfield, Neb. She attended Carthage College and worked in sales for E. J. Brach. Mrs. Pettis enjoyed golfing, reading and travel and was a member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Naperville. She is survived by three daughters, Cindy J. (Steven) Austin of DeForest, Susan Leigh (Paul) Rainer of Naperville and Diana M. (James) Belanger; and eight grandchildren, Melissa, Megan and Jenna Austin, Max and Julia Rainer and Amy, Brooke and Courtney Belanger. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph M. and Ruth D. (nee Erickson) Hansen and by two brothers, Max Andrew and Ralph Waldo Hansen. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005, at 1:30 p.m. at the BEIDELMAN-KUNSCH FUNERAL HOME, 24021 W. Royal Worlington Drive at Route 59, Naperville, Ill., with the Rev. Michael Nelson officiating. Interment will be private. Memorials suggested to Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, 1332 N. Halsted St., Suite 201, Chicago, IL 60622. For more information call (630) 922-9630.
Pfeifer, William H.
MEQUON/ MILWAUKEE - William H. Pfeifer entered Eternal Life on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, at age 55. Bill was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Dubuque, Iowa, Theological Seminary. He was ordained to the ministry of the Congregational Church at North Shore Congregational Church in 1982. Bill was very proud to be ordained and he faithfully served various churches until 1990. He was an active member of the North Shore Congregational Church. He had a great passion for music, especially for rock and roll and the blues, and he played regularly at the On-Center. Bill will be missed and fondly remembered by his family and his many friends. He is the beloved son of Helen L. and the late Dr. William M. Pfeifer; and the loving brother of Gretchen Lucchesi of Unity, Maine, Katherine (Jess) McCombe of Wauwatosa and Liese (Richard Bechler) Pfeifer of Waunakee. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, Dec. 2, 2005, at 2 p.m. at the NORTH SHORE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, 7330 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Fox Point. A reception will be held immediately following the service in Fellowship Hall. For those who wish, memorials may be given to the North Shore Congregational Church or NAMI of Ozaukee County, 10606 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon, WI 53092.
Feerick Funeral Home Shorewood, Wis. (414) 962-8383
Popelier, Eleanore M.
MADISON - Eleanore M. Popelier, (nee Sobush), born Oct. 6, 1927, joined her beloved husband, Hubert in eternal life on Nov. 23, 2005. She went peacefully in her sleep at Don & Marilyn Anderson Hospice Care Center, Madison, after fighting numerous complications from diabetes and heart disease. Eleanore graduated from Girls Trades & Technical High School, Milwaukee, in 1946. She married Hubert Popelier on June 4, 1949, in Milwaukee. She held many careers in the Milwaukee area, and retired in 1989 from the US Postal Service, Milwaukee. Eleanore and Hubert raised their family in Milwaukee and then moved to Oconomowoc in 1988. In 1997, due to health issues, they sold their home and moved in with their daughter Jean, in Madison. Eleanore loved to garden, cook, play cards, work puzzles and most of all spend time with her family. She was a very loving mother and Nana and will be deeply missed. Eleanore is survived by her brothers and sisters, Anna (Richard) Kowalski, Theresa Zaremski, Harry (Joan) Sobush, Leonard (Millie) Sobush; her children, John (Debbie) Popelier and Jean (Mike) Ives; seven loving grandchildren, Janet (Josh) Greiser, Daniel (fiance Elissa) Popelier, Lindsay Pawluk, Stephanie (Eric) Klein, Jeffrey (Nicole) Popelier, Lisa Pawluk and Joey Popelier; two great-grandchildren, Hunter and Tanner Greiser; and nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law and numerous friends from Milwaukee, Oconomowoc and Madison. Eleanore was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Sophie Sobush; her brother, Chester; her sister, Mary; brother-in-law, Patrick Zaremski; and her cherished husband, Hubert. Visitation will be held on Monday, Nov. 28, 2005, at the MAX A. SASS & SONS FUNERAL HOME from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. with procession to ST. ADALBERT CEMETERY CHAPEL for prayers at 1:30 p.m. Entombment at St. Adalbert Cemetery. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the angelic staff at Don & Marilyn Anderson Hospice Care Center, Madison, for their love and compassion given to our Mother and Nana. In lieu of flowers, the family has set up a memorial fund at the Hospice Care Center. Donations in Eleanore's name can be mailed to Hospice Care Foundation Inc., 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, Wis. 53711. Mom, Nana, Ellie, your laughter and humor will be greatly missed. Forever and always, you'll be dancing with Dad.
Max A. Sass & Sons Funeral Home Funeral & Cremation Service 1515 W. Oklahoma Ave. (414) 645-4992 online guest book www.maxsass.com
Potter, Delores Mae
LAVALLE - Delores Mae Potter, age 70, of LaValle died on Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, at St. Marys Hospital in Madison. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005, at 11 a.m. at ST. PETER'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, Reedsburg, with Pastor Paul Crolius officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Reedsburg. Friends may call on Tuesday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the FARBER FUNERAL HOME and again in Wednesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
Seals, Gladys E.
SUN PRAIRIE/ DEFOREST - Gladys E. Seals, age 83, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2005, at Harbor House, DeForest. She was born on Sept. 18, 1922, in the Township of Liberty, the daughter of Albert and Mildred (Gratz) McLimans. Gladys was united in marriage to Merlin V. Seals on April 16, 1948, in Dubuque, Iowa, and they enjoyed more than 55 years of marriage until his death on Nov. 15, 2003. Mrs. Seals has been a resident of Sun Prairie since 1962, and prior to that resided in Madison. She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Sun Prairie. Mrs. Seals was employed for many years as a waitress at McGovern's Club, Sun Prairie. Gladys loved to read, play cards and bake throughout her lifetime. She is survived by her children, including her sons, James Seals of Madison and Scott (Beverly) Seals of Beloit; her daughter, Kathy Seals of Madison; her grandchildren, Jessica (Andrew) Blavatt, Christopher (Summer) Seals, Jenevra (Geoff) Azzopardi and Kenton Seals; her great-grandsons, Gregory Seals, Zachary Seals, Joshua Blavatt and Caleb Blavatt; her sisters, Lois Brown of Madison and Hazel (Les) Howe of Sun Prairie; and nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends mourn her passing. Besides her husband; she was preceded in death by her parents. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, at 11 a.m. at OUR SAVIOR'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 550 Lincoln Ave., Sun Prairie, with the Rev. Dr. David J. Berggren officiating. Entombment will be held at Roselawn Memorial Park, Monona. A time of gathering will be held prior to service at the church from 10 a.m. with a reception to follow service. A special thanks to the staff of Harbor House Memory Care, DeForest, and to HospiceCare for their love, care and support. Memorials to Alzheimer's Research would be appreciated.
Cress Funeral & Cremation Service 1310 Emerald Terrace Sun Prairie (608) 837-9054 www.cressfuneralservice.com
Smith, DeAnn L.
BROOKLYN - DeAnn L. Smith, age 48, was called home to be with her Heavenly Father on Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, at the Central Wisconsin Center, Madison. She was born on April 15, 1957, in Madison, to Eugene and Audriene (Neal) Smith. DeAnn was baptized at the Brooklyn Lutheran Church. She loved to listen to country music and share special visits with family members, especially nephews and nieces. Ryan, Dylan, Cee Jae and Megan, oh how they could make DeAnn laugh. She is survived by her parents, Audriene and Eugene; a brother, Kenneth; two sisters, Cathy (Doug) Anderson and Lori (Jerry) Lynch; grandfather, Keith Neal; godparents, Ralph and Anita Bergeland; and nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and other relatives. DeAnn was preceded in death by her grandparents, Kenneth and Mildred Smith; and grandmother, Elva Neal. Private services for family and Central Wisconsin staff will be held at CENTRAL WISCONSIN CENTER, 317 Knutson Drive, Madison, with Pastor Karen Kiener presiding. Burial to follow at Jug Prairie Cemetery, Brooklyn. Words cannot express how blessed we feel to have had the most committed caring staff at the Central Wisconsin Center whose gracious hearts and tender hands provided such loving care for our DeAnn. Your warmth and generosity will never be forgotten and our memories of you will be in our hearts always. May you always walk in sunshine, and God's love around you flow. For the happiness you gave us, no one will ever know.
It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone, a part of us went with you the day God called you home.
Gunderson Oregon Funeral & Cremation Centers 431 Soden Drive (608) 835-3515 www.gundersonfh.com
MADISON - Rita Somers, wife of the late Professor Gerald G. Somers, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, at her home in Middleton. Rita was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada on June 3, 1923, and grew up in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is survived by her devoted and loving children, her sons, Rick and Jonny; her daughter, Laura (Steve) Eckelberg; grandchildren, Leanne and Jerry. One of Rita's great pleasures was an University of Wisconsin Extension course in literature, which she attended for more than 38 years. She also enjoyed writing "Fragments" of poetry. She and an artist friend published the book "Etchings and Fragments." At Rita's request, there will be no funeral service. Memorials may be made to the Gerald G. Somers Reference Library, University of Wisconsin, Social Science Building, Room 8432, 1180 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706 or to HospiceCare, 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI 53711. Thanks to HospiceCare, family friend, Debbie Chicks, and a special thanks to Rita's caregiver, Iwona Zamora.
Symons, Thelma M.
DODGEVILLE - Thelma M. Symons, age 76, of Dodgeville, died on Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, at Upland Hills Health, Inc. following a brief illness. The former Thelma Potterton was born on March 14, 1929, in Mineral Point Township, to Glenn and Myrtle (Jewell) Potterton, Sr. Thelma married Homer Symons of Dodgeville on June 5, 1948. The couple farmed in the Mineral Point and Dodgeville area until retiring to Dodgeville in 1991. Thelma also worked at Lands End for 13 years and she drove school bus for 10 years. Her greatest joy was time spent with family and friends. She also enjoyed dancing, traveling and playing cards. Thelma is survived by her husband, Homer of Dodgeville; her mother, Myrtle Potterton of Dodgeville; two sons, Bill (Marcia) Symons of Sharpsburg, Ga. and Ron (Julie) Symons of Dodgeville; a daughter, Cheryl (Dave) Fitzsimmons of Mineral Point; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary (Jerry) Murphy of Monona; two brothers, Glenn Potterton Jr. of Portage and Gene (Carol) Potterton of Mineral Point; two sisters-in-law, Grace McConnell of Verona and Carole (John) Jacobs of Sun City, Ariz.; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Glenn Potterton, Sr.; and twin grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005, at the LULLOFF-PETERSON-HOUCK FUNERAL HOME, Dodgeville, with Pastor Rom Pegram officiating. Inurnment will be in East Side Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 4 p.m. until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Upland Hills Health, Upland Hills Hospice or the Dodgeville United Methodist Church would be greatly appreciated.
MADISON - Osman Taha, age 61, of Madison, died on Wednesday, August 31, 2005, at a local hospital. Private graveside services will be held at Roselawn Memorial Park, Monona.
Vivier, Barbara A.
MARSHALL - Barbara A. Vivier, age 51, of Marshall, died unexpectedly on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2005, at St. Marys Hospital. She was born Dec. 14, 1953, in Belcort, N.D., the daughter of Ralph and Ethel (Martell) Vivier. Barbara was a very caring and nurturing person and was loved by many, especially her parents, eight brothers and sisters, seven nieces and nephews, and a great-nephew. A memorial service will be held at the ALL FAITHS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 4058 Lien Road, Madison, on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005, at 11 a.m. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
All Faiths Funeral & Cremation Service Madison (608) 442-0477 www.866allfaiths.com
Voigts, Naomi A.
MADISON - Naomi A. Voigts, age 80, of Madison, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2005, at home. She was born on May 31, 1925, in Lancaster, to Frank and Josephine (Bradley) Bambrough. Naomi graduated from Madison Central High School in 1943. She worked for the Madison Public Library for 28 years as supervisor of materials preparation. Naomi was also active with the Madison Coalition of Aging for 15 years. She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church for more than 45 years. Naomi is survived by three daughters, Karla Herron of Madison, Susie (Steve) Krebs of Lakeville, Minn. and Kristi Smith of Warrenville, Ill.; a son, Paul (Judy) Voigts of Madison; grandchildren, Rusty Herron, Briar Herron, Angel Krebs, Bethany Krebs and Laura (Emmett) Black; and great-grandchildren, Briar and Kaleb Herron. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carlton; her parents; a brother, Clarence "Bud" Hooks; and sisters, Ruby Hartnett and Harriet Gorman. Memorial services will be held at MESSIAH EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 5202 Cottage Grove Road, Madison, at noon on Monday, Nov. 28, 2005. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation will be at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. The family would like to express their gratitude and appreciation to the Hospice staff for their care.
MADISON/ VERONA - Anna Warner, who would be 100 on Dec. 7, 2005, passed away on Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, at Four Winds Nursing Home in Verona. Anna was born in Mount Vernon in 1905. She went to school in Verona and was confirmed and married at St. James Lutheran Church in Verona. Anna married Albert Warner in 1922, and they celebrated their 70th anniversary in 1992. She is survived by two daughters, Carol Schnering of Madison and Mesa, Ariz. and Judy Warner of Madison; a foster son, Bob (Jan) Warner of Appleton; and a special nephew, Ken (JoAnn) Zingg of Verona. Anna is further survived by grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and many beloved nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert; two sons, Leonard and Richard; four brothers; and five sisters. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, 2005, at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison, with the Rev. Mark Bartels officiating. Burial will follow in Verona Cemetery. Friends may greet the family from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Monday. Memorials may be made to the Four Winds Aviary Fund. The family extends sincere thanks to the wonderful staff of Four Winds Nursing Home in Verona.
Cress Funeral & Cremation Service 3610 Speedway Road (608) 238-3434 www.cressfuneralservice.com
Williams, Rev. Richard Stuckey
MADISON - The Rev. Richard Stuckey Williams, age 82, loving husband of Pastor Sylvia Williams, devoted step-father of G. Ross Rothmeier (Vicki) of Flanders, N.J., and the Rev. Kristopher M. Voss-Rothmeier (Susan) of Portland, Ore.; and proud step-grandfather of Henry Voss-Rothmeier, entered into eternal life on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005. He had been a resident of the Madison area since 1985, except for interim pastorates in Michigan and Illinois. Born Dec. 30, 1922, in Chicago, to Wendell Hughes Williams and Mary Louise Stuckey, he was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Edwin. "Dick" earned his BA at the University of Chicago where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. His Master of Divinity was awarded at Union Theological Seminary in New York. In addition, pastor Williams pursued pre-doctoral studies at Princeton Theological Seminary. He was active in theological research, and published many theological papers in professional journals. Ordained to ministry by the Presbytery of Chicago in 1947, Pastor Williams served Presbyterian churches in Indiana, New York, Michigan, and Illinois. In 1959, he was called to the Congregational Church in Williams Bay, and then held dual-standing in both the Presbyterian Church and the United Church of Christ. His longest pastorate was at the Rochester, (WI) United Church of Christ from which he retired in 1984. In 1985, he took training as a Certified Interim Minister and served 14 consecutive interim pastorates in Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan. From 1994, until his final retirement in 2000, he served as pastor at Dane Immanuel United Church of Christ in Dane. He was active with many UCC committees and also with ecumenical community outreach programs. He was co-founder of Love, Incorporated (Burlington, Wis.), a network referral system for social services. He was a loyal and active member of the West Towne-Middleton Rotary Club, and he valued most highly the relationships with its members. In 2002, he was made a Paul Harris Fellow. Visitation will begin at noon on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005, at ST. ANDREW'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 1833 Regent St., Madison. Holy Eucharist and Service for the Burial of the Dead will be celebrated at the church at 2 p.m. The Rev. Patrick Raymond will be the celebrant. Burial is private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to The Rev. Richard S. Williams Memorial Fund, c/o Summit Credit Union, P.O. Box 8046, Madison, WI 53708-8046. All memorials will be divided among several charities that Pastor Dick held dear.
Gunderson West Funeral & Cremation Centers 7435 University Ave. (608) 831-6761 www.gundersonfh.com
Wolf, Alison K.
MADISON - Alison K. Wolf, age 51, beloved wife and mother, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005, at St. Marys Hospital, due to pneumonia and complications from M.S. She lived the past 22 years with multiple sclerosis and even though her physical abilities were taken, her kind spirit and gentle nature endured. A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2005, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Dr. A full obituary ran in Sunday, November 20, 2005, edition of the Wisconsin State Journal.
Gunderson East Funeral & Cremation Centers (608) 221-5420 www.gundersonfh.com